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B.E. Meyers & Co. Exhibiting At 2019 National Guard Association Of Washington Industry Day

March 19, 2019 (Redmond, WA) – B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. will be exhibiting at the NGAW (National Guard Association of Washington) Industry Day on March 21, 2019. This event will be held at Camp Murray in Tacoma, WA from 0900-1400 in building 80, where members of the B.E. Meyers & Co. team will be answering questions, and showcasing the company’s innovative defense solutions for the modern warfighter. Stop by their table to see the MAWL®-DA high-power NIR, and visible green aiming and illumination laser for individual carbines. The MAWL®-DA is currently in use with conventional and SOF units worldwide.

Other products on display include the IZLID® series of NIR and SWIR lasers for marking, pointing, targeting and illumination; the GLARE® RECOIL (LA-22/U) which was selected by the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) as the sole source winner for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Ocular Interruption Systems (OIS) program; the BOARS®-M2 low-profile optics and accessories rail for the M2 platform; and the M2A1F threaded, compact flash hider designed for complete compatibility with the General Dynamics M2A1 heavy machine gun platform.  

To schedule a meeting with B.E. Meyers & Co. at the NGAW Industry Day, please contact info@bemeyers.com. For more information about B.E. Meyers & Co. products, please visit www.bemeyers.com.

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Unity Tactical FAST Paper Model – Try Before You Buy

Maybe you have heard of Unity Tactical’s FAST Mounts but you aren’t sure that their increased height over bore will work for you. In a move that should serve as an example to others in the industry, Unity Tactical has made a paper model available to perspective buyers so that they can get a first hand look at how the FAST mounts will feel on their personal rifles… or maybe you just enjoy the art and crafts.

The model is available as a download from the FAST Micro Mount product page. You will need to do a little cutting, taping, and folding to finish it.

Check out the FAST Micro Mount product page for details and click the downloads tab to access the model.

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Review: CAA MCK

I had really high hopes for the CAA MCK. CAA brought production to the USA. They lowered the price versus previous versions of the Roni while also adding meaningful features. The concept is interesting and still has potential… but does the MCK live up to its potential? Let’s find out.

What’s an MCK?

The MCK is the latest interation of CAA’s Roni concept. The MCK is not a firearm, it is an accessory for your handgun. It is basically a chassis in which you place a handgun to allow for use with a brace or shoulder stock (NFA) along with the ability to mount lights, optics, and other accessories. The process of locking your handgun into the MCK takes only moments.

The combination of a mounted optic and the additional stabilization opens up some interesting capabilities for your EDC handgun. It stretches the distance at which you can comfortably get hits with a handgun. It stabilizes the handgun to the point that follow up shots are much faster. On top of all that, it isn’t a firearm so you can leave it in your vehicle or backpack with less worry that it will be stolen.

Unfortunately, I won’t be taking that deep of a dive into the rest of the MCK features because I am not shooting mine until I can get some issues addressed.

Observations from Use

I purchased my MCK right at the end of 2018 to take advantage of CAA’s introductory pricing. I suppose that makes me an early adopter which is always a little risky.

My problems with the MCK started on the very first day, before I was even able to shoot it. The button that locks the stock in the closed (unfolded) position popped out of the stock after just locking and unlocking it a few times. It started out intermittent but became gradually worse to the point that it will not stay in at all by the next day.

I contacted CAA with this issue the next day and was told on the phone that “it’s a brand new product” which I am not sure makes it okay but I understand. I was also told that I should remove one of the coil springs behind the button and try bending the locking tabs on the button outward to improve the engagement between it and the stock. This didn’t work because the button is made from injection molded plastic which will not hold a bend.

I contacted CAA again to let them know that removing the spring and attempting to bend the plastic tab didn’t work. I was told that I would be sent a new button.

The fit between the brace body and the button is very poor on my example. I am not sure if that is because the button is undersized or if the channel that it rides in is oversized. Either way, I hoped a new button would fix my issues… but the new button never arrived.

I waited for than a month (January 8th to February 18th) before contacting CAA again. The person I have been communicating with stated that they would contact customer service and get back to me. It has been nearly a month and I don’t have a response or a button. I am not even sure if the button will fix the issue.

Now, I am starting to find that the Gen 3 Glock 19 that I was using with my MCK can become at least partially unlocked from the MCK while shooting. The G19 can’t move much because it is locked into the chassis from behind as well. However, the light rail is unlocking from the MCK’s internal spring loaded bar. I don’t really want to continue shooting it until that is sorted out but I have no confidence that it ever will be based on the last few months.

Wrap Up

At this point, I don’t really have any resolution and I may have a $200+ paperweight. I would like to see this work because I think the concept is really interesting and from the little shooting I was able to do with it, the performance is there. Hopefully, CAA can make this right.

UPDATE: I was contacted almost immediately after posting this review by LTC (Ret) Mike Hartman, CEO of CAA in the US. He was a pleasure to talk to, answered my questions, and is taking steps to make this right.

There have been some product improvements that address the brace button issue and he assures me that this was only an issue on the initial pre-order batch. The fact that I never received the improved replacement button was a mistake for which he took ownership. He also assured me that the unlocking spring bar is not an issue because it is the rear locking gate that keeps the Glock in place which I absolutely believe and that the spring bar is unnecessary to the integrity of the lockup.

You can read more about the CAA MCK at CAAGearUp.com.

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New Mossberg 590 Shockwaves at Proven Arms & Outfitters

ABERDEEN, N.C. – (March 2019) New Mossberg 590® Shockwave pump action shotguns are in stock now at Proven Arms & Outfitters (PAO) at an incredible price of $436.16 – $463.42!  Shipments arrived last week and will move quickly!  Quantities are limited, and once sold out items will be available for pre-order, which means you can order today and lock it in at these competitive prices.

The following new Mossberg Shockwave shotguns are in-stock now:

  • Mossberg 590 Shockwave SPX for the price of $436.16
  • Mossberg 590 Shockwave Shock ‘n’ Saw of $436.16
  • Mossberg 590 Shockwave Laser Saddle $463.42

The Mossberg 590 Shockwave SPX has a receiver mounted side saddle with shellholder units/removable top rail, and barrel heat shield. It comes with five polymer shellholders included, that mount to either side. A removable top rail provides sight or accessory options for all your home defense or sporting needs.  PAO works continually to provide their customers with the best possible pricing; they offer the Shockwave SPX at the incredible price of $436.16, that is over a hundred dollars off of MSRP of $560.00

The Mossberg 590 Shockwave Shock ‘N’ Saw has a new aluminum railed forend and signature Chainsaw top grip!  The chainsaw grip is designed to help the shooter manage recoil.  A strap is built into the top of the grip to provide a more secure grip.  PAO is proud to offer the Shock ‘n’ Saw at the incredible price of $436.16, that is over a hundred dollars off of MSRP of $560.00!

The Mossberg 590 Shockwave Laser Saddle has a laser sighting system designed specifically for the 590 Shockwave.  Mossberg partnered with Crimson Trace to develop this innovative new sighting system, which features a powerful 5mW red laser.  The LS-250 Laser saddle is also user-adjustable for windage and elevation.  PAO is excited to offer the Shockwave Laser Saddle for  $463.42, that is over a hundred dollars off of MSRP of $595.00!

The Mossberg 590 Shockwave Nightstick is coming soon to a Proven Arms and Outfitters near you! 

With an overall length of 26.37 inches, the BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) has classified the compact 590 Shockwave platform as a “Non-NFA Firearm,” requiring no tax stamp for transfers. It has been classified and is considered a “firearm” under the Gun Control Act of 1968 (“GCA”), but it is not a long gun under GCA, and therefore Federal Law requires the purchaser of a 590 Shockwave to be 21 years of age.

If you’d like to view Proven Arms & Outfitters entire assortment of Mossberg Shockwave Pump Action Shotguns, please click here.

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About Proven Arms & Outfitters:

Proven Arms & Outfitters is a leading supplier of apparel, gear, and firearms to Enthusiasts, Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Military professionals. We have the PROVEN selection of products designed to help you perform at your peak.  For a complete and current outfit for your weapon, build out existing kit, or gear up for your next adventure, choose us for our practical knowledge, experience, extensive selection, and exceptional customer service.  Visit one of our two Proven Arms & Outfitters locations, find us on the web at ProvenOutfitters.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Whaley Precision Bipod Mount Teaser

Whaley Precision, a North Idaho based precision rifle builder, released a teaser of their new bipod mount. The mount is designed to work with many of the high end bipods on the market including the Spartan Javelin Bipod.

From Whaley Precision:

Our idea was with so many popular bipod systems on the market we wanted to make a rifle attachment that would accept many different high end bipods. (Although the first generation doesn’t accept Spartan 300. To keep machining easier)

We plan to make 3 versions. With all 3 versions available with a flush cup on the rear or a tradition sling stud style. Obviously things can change. Depending on what people want.

A few cool ideas we incorporated into the rail:
a rounded bottom vs flat in order to keep 2 points of contact on any rifle stock forend.

It attaches on the front with a flat socket head screw that doubles as the magnetic attachment for the Javelin Bipod. Similar to other spartan accessories.

The screw slot is set up to take low profile socket head cap screws that allow all the picatinny slots to be used no matter where the actual screw holes end up.

Screw spacing from 1.25″ to 3″ which will allow the rail to be used with many production stocks that already have 2 tapped hole location. Closer spaced holes could require a 3rd tapped location added.

They have already produced a limited number of these mounts and are soliciting input from experienced shooters. Check out the Whaley Precision Facebook page for more details.

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A Safe and Easy Way to Control Your AR in the Woods

This article is about an exceedingly simple and safe way to control your AR (or AR pattern) rifle during movement in the backcountry. This is not a sexy technique. This is probably not even the right technique for some user groups. This may not even be original to me (though I didn’t learn it from any other source). This is just something that works.

The Problem…

Moving through areas with a lot of brush or areas that require a lot of bending over to pass through, your slung AR can swing on its sling or interact with your surroundings or your own gear in strange and unsafe ways. This is doubly true in winter when you wear heavier layers and you are more likely to do things like ducking under trees bent over by snow load. Snow can turn even wide, well maintained trails into a backcountry travel experience.

This magazine was ejected by brush into about 12″ of powdery snow. If it had not hit my shin, I would have never known. Movement in difficult to travel places does weird things to your gear.

I enjoy snowshoeing in winter for exercise and adventure. Just this winter alone, I have seen someone’s selector swept to the fire position and I’ve had my own magazine ejected. Both of these events happened while moving through or under natural impediments and by no intentional interaction on the user’s part. Sometimes it is the brush itself that causes the problem. Sometimes the user’s gear causes the problem when the rifle dangles and rubs against the wearer while they move.

This also starts to get a little bothersome when you think of what your muzzle is doing while you navigate these kind of obstacles. It may be swinging across your feet and legs or dipping into the snow. Neither of which are safe.

My Solution…

There is a natural solution to this problem… just maintain some control of the firearm. This can be difficult when traversing difficult terrain but it must be done. The conventional wisdom is to maintain a firing grip with your strong hand but, truth be told, I want my strong hand free for work when doing things like holding back branches that would otherwise go at my eyes, hanging onto the something during a steep side traverse, or stabilizing myself with a third point of contact while I duck under low limbs.

What I do is simple. I use my support hand clamped around the back of the receiver where it meets the buffer tube. I hold the rifle here and use my thumb (and my middle finger too if I have an ambi safety) to hold the selector in the safe position. I also apply some very slight downward pressure at this point on the rifle which, when using a two point sling, automatically rotates the muzzle up and to the side so it doesn’t dangle across my legs or dip into snow. The more downward pressure I apply, the higher the muzzle rotates.

It even works in heavy gloves or mittens! You can see where I grip the rifle. What you can’t see is my thumb blocking the safety on the back. This AR also has an ambi safety so I am controlling the selector with my middle finger as well. Even with slight downward pressure, the muzzle is held out away from my legs.

This technique blocks the safety, controls the muzzle, and keeps the rifle from swinging all at the same time. It also keeps all my digits away from the trigger guard and allows me to immediately free my support hand should I start to fall because my hand is coming in from the top of the rifle. Controlling my AR in this manner has become second nature to me.

Wrap Up

This article is already way too long considering I am just talking about a way you can hold your slung AR with one hand. Honestly, it is such a simple thing that I hesitated to even write about it. I can see how some user groups would be hesitant to take their firing hand off the rifle but that isn’t me. I’m just a guy in the woods. This works.

Maybe I need to come up with a catchy name for it like… the “North Idaho Reach Around”. Nah.

TangoDown BG-AKOE BATTLEGRIP – The Simplified, More Affordable AK BATTLEGRIP

TangoDown is now offering the BG-AKOE BATTLEGRIP which is essentially a simplified version of the excellent BG-AK BATTLEGRIP. Everything that makes the BG-AK great is present – the hand filling shape, comfortable grip angle, and the texture. The only thing that the BG-AKOE lacks is the rubber plugged storage area in the grip cavity.

TangoDown was able to reduce the price of the BG-AKOE by more than $5.50 just by removing that one feature. Check out the new BG-AKOE BATTLEGRIP at TangoDown.com.

Fostech Echo Sport Trigger Now Available for Pre-Order at Proven Arms & Outfitters

ABERDEEN, N.C. – (February 2019) The Fostech Echo Sport is now available at Proven Arms & Outfitters. The Echo Sport trigger sold out in one day due to popular demand!   The new shipment will be arriving within the next few weeks and is available for Pre-Order, which means you can order today and lock it in at the competitive price of $289.99.

The Fostech Echo Sport Trigger is an economical pull and release trigger for the AR-15 platform.  The Echo Sport has the functionality of the ECHO AR-II.  The only difference is that you select the ECHO mode from the paddle rather than the safety selector.  You can negate the second round but you do it off the paddle, rather than the safety selector. The Fostech ECHO Sport for the AR-15 gives you all the functionality with a more affordable price.

Quick list of features:

  • 5-8lb trigger pull
  • ⁠Not drop-in (YouTube instructions should be up soon)
  • Two-position paddle (called the “Echo Selector”) above trigger to switch from semi to echo
  • No ambi safety
  • Requires a full auto bolt carrier

Proven Arms and Outfitters has long stocked the popular Fostech Echo Trigger. The Fostech Echo trigger gen 2 is available, in-stock and for sale now at the sale price of $375.00, vs the MSRP of $479.00! The Fostech Echo Trigger system is easy to install and requires a full auto bolt carrier.

The Fostech Echo Gen 2 trigger system allows shooter to select from 3 different settings.

  • Safe Mode: Firearm will not fire.
  • Semi-Automatic Mode : When the trigger is pulled, the firearm will fire.
  • ECHO Mode: Firearm will fire when the trigger is pulled and will fire again after the trigger is released.

The ECHO trigger is designed with safety being the utmost priority. When the Shooter is in the ECHO mode and depresses the trigger one round if fires, if the target moves, the shooter can move the selector to the safe position and the second round will NOT fire upon release.

Fostech Echo Trigger Gen 2 for AR-15 Trigger Features:

  • Patented design that gained the ATF Approval (Patent#US 8,820,211 B1)
  • Drop-in design technology for the AR-15 platform (Licensed through Mossberg)
  • Technology licensed through HIPERFIRE inside the ECHO trigger
  • Light, clean, and crisp pull in Semi-Automatic Mode
  • The Echo trigger is packed full of cutting edge technology
  • Reliable function in Echo Mode

The Fostech Echo Sport Trigger and Fostech Echo Trigger Gen II are not available in ND, OR, WA, and NJ.

If you’d like to purchase the Fostech Echo Sport Trigger, please click here.

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Stay tuned and look forward to more exciting announcements coming from Proven Arms & Outfitters very soon!

About Proven Arms & Outfitters:

Proven Arms & Outfitters is a leading supplier of apparel, gear, and firearms to Enthusiasts, Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Military professionals. We have the PROVEN selection of products designed to help you perform at your peak. For a complete and current outfit for your weapon, build out existing kit, or gear up for your next adventure, choose us for our practical knowledge, experience, extensive selection, and exceptional customer service.

Visit one of our two Proven Arms & Outfitters locations, find us on the web at ProvenOutfitters.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

New from KE Arms: Optic Mounts for Mossberg Shotguns

KE Arms is pleased to announce our optic mounts for Mossberg 500/590 shotguns (and compatible mounting patterns). Everything that’s awesome about using a red dot on a rifle is just as awesome on a shotgun!  Improve you capabilities tracking moving targets, shooting from unconventional positions, and making those slug hits at 50-100 yards.

Available for the following patterns:

  • Aimpoint Micro (and compatible sights)
  • Leupold Deltapoint Pro
  • Trijicon RMR (and compatible sights)

Made in the USA from Billet Aluminum and hardcoat anodized.

MSRP is $64.95 on all models.

Order Online Here: http://www.kearms.com/shotgun-products

V Seven 4″ and 5.7″ 2099 Enlightened MLOK Handguards

V Seven Weapons has rolled out two new lengths for their 2099 Enlightened MLOK Handguard: 4″ and 5.7″. These tiny handguards are already lightweight by virtue of their shorter length but V Seven’s lithium alloy 2099 ensures these are among the lightest rails on the market. The 4″ rail weighs just 2.7 ounces while the 5.7″ rails tips the scales at 3.2 ounces.

Both rails feature integrate sling swivel sockets, MLOK slots at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, and a hard anodized finish. Check out VSevenWeaponSystems.com.

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