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FACTR Trigger for Glock Gen 5 Now Shipping

The FACTR Trigger for Generation 5 Glocks is now shipping. This trigger features a machined 6061 trigger shoe, slightly curved trigger face, 420 stainless steel springs, reduce pre-travel, and more. It comes with a reduced power striker safety spring that FACTR maintains will not reduce reliability. All 3 safeties remain functional with this trigger. These triggers are made in the USA.



Holosun Technologies, Inc. Names Gordon Myers as Director of Sales

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIF. – July 15, 2019 – Holosun Technologies, Inc., an innovative designer and manufacturer of sport optics products and accessories, announced today that Gordon Myers has joined the company as Director of Sales.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of Gordon Myers to our corporate leadership team as Director of Sales,” said Victor Sun, President of Holosun. “Gordon’s extensive sales and leadership experience in manufacturing companies, including within the sport optics space, fits well with Holosun’s current and future plans. We are confident his addition will allow us to strengthen our overall position within the industry.”

Myers’ most recent experience had him building and leading the Nightforce Optics Sales and Marketing teams, with similar previous experience at Creative Tent International and Smiths Power, as well as other organizations.

As Director of Sales, Myers will be charged with developing Holosun’s sales strategies and leading the company’s sales teams. “I am excited to be bringing my background and experience to such an innovative organization,” Myers said. “Holosun products offer an amazing value proposition: Excellent quality, innovative features and a great price. I’m looking forward to working with the team to create new strategies to drive success for the company, as well as for all those organizations who work to sell and promote the Holosun brand.”

Myers has an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, as well as two bachelor’s degrees from Washington State University.

About Holosun Technologies, Inc.

Holosun Technologies, Inc., located in City of Industry, California, is committed to creating innovative optic and laser/IR technologies that benefit a broad range of shooting, hunting, law enforcement, and professional needs. Using the quality manufacturing standards demanded by some of the best-known optics brands in the world, with a wide range of affordable options, Holosun is at the forefront of development of new sight technologies. Key innovations include Shake Awake TechnologyTM, 100,000- hour battery life, Solar FailSafeTM, Multiple Reticle SystemTM MRS, Super Green LED, and IR/Laser units that utilize the most recent advancements in laser and LED technology. At Holosun, we pride ourselves on providing cutting-edge equipment at a competitive price that astounds the competition and the end-user.


Convex Machine LOP Picatinny Spacer for Magpul Hunter Stock

Convex Machine’s LOP Picatinny Spacer makes it very easy to add a monopod to your Magpul Hunter Stock. The machined aluminum part takes the place of one of the plastic spacers included with the Hunter Stock and has a short section of rail at the bottom. This places the rail in the optimal position for a monopod.

The LOP Picatinny Spacer is made in Idaho and available in three finishes: bright, matte, and raw aluminum.



Bravo Concealment Glock 43/43X 3.0 Holsters Now Available

Bravo Concealment continues to bring new options to market in their injection molded lines. The BCA 3.0 (OWB) and Torsion 3.0 (IWB) are now available for the G43 and G43X. They are also offering a free magazine pouch with a holster purchase so it might be a great time to check out the new holsters.



Sons of Liberty Gun Works “We the People” Lower Receiver

I have sad news. The “We the People” Lower Receiver from Sons of Liberty Gun Works (SOLGW) is already sold out… but it is still worth a mention.

We have all seen lowers with “LEO Only” roll marks. It feels like manufacturers are rubbing our faces in the fact that some items that shouldn’t be restricted to own, are restricted. SOLGW doesn’t play that way. They brought out a lower with their own “restricted” roll mark just in time for the 4th of July. Feast your eyes:

These lowers are sold out but SOLGW has plenty of other items you can check out. Maybe you can convince them to do another run of these lowers.



AR Pistol Shooters Take Note: The ATF Appears to Rescind Prior OAL Measurement Method

If you own an AR Pistol, there is some important new information for you to digest. Prince Law has done their usual excellent job of breaking down this latest ATF letter and it is an important one as it fundamentally changes the way we measure overall length. In a nutshell, the new ATF position seems to be that the brace does not count toward the OAL measurement, and the measurement will now be taken with the stock folded where applicable.

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Review: Walker Defense Research NERO 556

I have said before that I turn down far more review items than I take on. Something has to really grab my interest in order for me to consider sinking the time and ammo (money) into testing… especially when it comes to muzzle devices. Walker Defense Research’s NERO 556 definitely grabbed my interest with its computer modeled and very unique shape, modern manufacturing methods, and exotic materials.


The NERO 556 is what Walker Defense Research refers to as a hybrid muzzle brake/compensator. It has a very unique shape that is the result of “ground up” design based on computer-modeled physics. It is made from Inconel, an alloy that is extremely heat and corrosion resistant.

The complex internal shapes and material selection required a different approach to manufacturing so the NERO 556 is direct metal laser sintered which is essentially 3D printing with metal.

The NERO 556 is finished with a black PVD coating that actually renders a sort of matte grey finish. It is 2.6″ long, pre-drilled for pinning to a 14.5″ barrel, includes a crush washer (I mounted mine with shims) and is threaded 1/2×28.

Observations from Use

In my log book, I have just over 600 rounds recorded on this brake but I know the actual number is higher from a few other people giving it a try (something I find helpful in brake reviews). It was mounted on an upper built with a Sionics 16″ medium contour, mid-length barrel. I learned a fair amount in that time and this, like many brakes, feels like it does need to be learned.

Walker Defense states that their goal was “to create the ideal compensating muzzle brake by starting from a blank canvas. Our goal was to completely transform the recoil impulse of the AR-15 into a simple, soft rearward push with zero muzzle climb.” In my experience with typical cylindrical muzzle brakes, there is only so much that can be done to balance how the escaping gases are vectored in order to control the muzzle so I was hoping that the unique shape of the NERO 556 would give it an edge. I would say that it definitely works but there is still that subjective element found with many brakes.

I found that when I initially shot the NERO 556, the muzzle was driven down below my point of aim. There is probably an argument to made that is better than allow the muzzle to rise above the point of aim but, to my way of thinking, recovering from below point of aim is still taking time to recover. However (and this is a big however), I did find that I was able to mitigate this effect as I spent more time with the brake and a friend who tried it said it was one of the most neutral brakes he has ever tried. This is why I like to get feedback from others for muzzle device reviews. Individual grip, stance, and skill level can play a part in the performance of any muzzle device.

I still find that it drives the muzzle down a bit but with some additional time behind the brake, it does seem that I am adjusting. One thing is for sure, the NERO 556 effectively eliminates muzzle rise. The bottom line is that there is no such thing as a magical muzzle device. You are going to have to put in the time with this brake just as you would any other. If you do not already have a grip and stance that works to provide fast followup shots, this isn’t going to fix that. If you do, the NERO 556 will enhance what you are already doing.

Regarding concussion and noise levels… It’s still a brake/comp. The design does not beat you up as much as something with large side ports but I still perceive it as louder/more concussive than something like a pronged flash suppressor when I am shooting and when I’m near someone shooting it. When you are redirecting combustion gases as effectively as the NERO 556 does, this is to be expected.

I should also say that I have really come to appreciate the idea of the NERO 556 which, even as I type this, sounds strange. The performance is actually quite good but I also just really appreciate the way this device pushes the envelope. It looks different. It is made in a different way from differing materials. However, those differences have a purpose behind them. This is a bold project and I like that about it.

Wrap Up

The NERO 556 is function over form. It is ultra modern in concept, execution, design, and materials. It is ambitious.

It effectively mitigates muzzle climb though some may find that it depresses the muzzle. As with any muzzle device, it is up to you to hone yourself until you are leveraging it fully. It is loud though not as bone-rattling as brakes with large side ports.


PHLster Floodlight for TLR-1

You are likely already familiar with the concept of the PHLster Floodlight. When a light bearing holster is designed, it is typically molded to retain the handgun by gripping somewhere on the light. PHLster took this concept to its logical conclusion and designed a holster with enough built-in flexibility that it could accommodate just about any handgun as long as it was attached to the specified light. Only the X300U version of the Floodlight was available until now.

The TLR-1 version of the Floodlight is now available. It works with all models of the TLR-1 including the TLR-1 HL. If you have a handgun that can accept a TLR-1, there is a very good chance that the Floodlight will let you carry it.

You can see a full list of handguns confirmed to work on the PHLster website. This list is not exhaustive because this holster will fill pretty much anything except some handguns with extreme proportions or non-standard features.


CIV Alpha Tarac

What if you could add a second zero distance to your optic and accessing that second zero was as easy as flipping a switch? That is what the CIV Alpha Tarac claims it can do. One specific use that is stated for such an ability is to give the shooter the ability to move between super and sub-sonic loads with a cartridge like 300BLK.

The Alpha Tarac is an optical glass lens that is housed in a flip up housing machined from 6061 aluminum. It is available in two sizes (1.25″ and 2.25″). The prism doesn’t add a new reticle or aiming point. It actually shifts the image that the shooter sees through their optic by a predetermined MOA setting resulting a change to the point of impact. The buyer can designate the MOA shift that they require at the time of purchase.

You can read more about the CIV Alpha Tarac at TacomHQ.

GunfightersINC is Moving and Hiring

If you are a long time reader of Jerking the Trigger, you know about GunfightersINC in no small part because of their Kenai Chest Holster. You may also be familiar with the changing political landscape in Washington State, where GunfightersINC currently operates. They have chosen to read the writing on the wall and relocate to North Idaho – Rathdrum to be specific.

This all means there will be some employment opportunities for some North Idahoans who would like to work in the firearm industry (which basically describes everyone from North Idaho). The job listings are available on the GunfightersINC Facebook page.

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