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Midwest Industries Henry 45-70 M-LOK Hand Guards

Midwest Industries’ new line of M-LOK Hand Guards for popular Marlin 336 lever action rifle have been a hit. Now they are developing hand guards for other common lever action rifles like those from Henry.

The new Henry 45-70 M-LOK Hand Guards are MI’s first release for Henry rifles. These hand guards are machined from 6061 aluminum and hard coat anodized. The rail is 11″ long and weighs in at just 5.5 ounces. It features both a fixed sling stud and QD sling swivel sockets on both sides.

MI plans to introduce M-LOK Hand Guards for other Henry rifles in the future.

Midwest Industries Henry M-LOK Hand Guards

Glock Magazine Disassembly and Punch Combo Tool from Bastion

Glocks can be mostly disassembled with just a 3/32″ punch but removing the magazine base plates with a punch can be a bit of a pain.

The new Glock Magazine Disassembly and Punch Combo Tool from Bastion provides the user with a fold-out punch for most disassembly tasks and leverage tool designed to make removing base plates a snap. The tool is machined from T6 aluminum and anodized black. It works with all generations of the Glock 17-41.

BastionGear.com

V Seven Ti A2 Style Muzzle Devices

V Seven just rolled out a line of Titanium A2 style muzzle devices. They are machined from grade 5 titanium and available with either a matte, raw finish or a black DLC finish. They are offering both regular and extended lengths for both 5.56 and 7.62 chambered firearms.

The regular length, 5.56 version weighs just 1.08 ounces (30.5 grams)! Check out the new line of Ti A2 Style Muzzle Devices at VSevenWeaponSystems.com.

Matthew’s Fabrication Custom Dope Chart Infused Kydex Cheek Rest

Matthew’s Fabrication offers an interesting customization for their Adjustable Kydex Cheek Rests. They can add an infused image like a flag graphic or, most interestingly, you can provide your own custom image… like a dope chart! They state that the graphic is permanently infused into the material and it will not wear off.

Matthew’s Fabrication Adjustable Kydex Cheek Rest

TangoDown Vickers Glocks Parts in OD Green

TangoDown just released a slew of their Vickers Tactical Glock parts in OD Green. The following parts are included in this release:

  • VTMFP-001 (Magazine Floor Plates)
  • GMR-003 (Gen 4 Magazine Catch)
  • GGT-02 (Gen 4 Grip Plug/Take Down Tool)
  • VTMFP-005/43 (G43 Magazine Floor Plates)
  • GMR-006/43 (G43 Magazine Catch)

TangoDown.com

Battle Arms Development BAD-ARS15 Billet AR Display Stand

If you have been to a Battle Arms Development booth at a trade show, you’ve likely noticed the over-the-top billet stands that they use to display rifles. The stands are made in house by Battle Arms Development and they receive so much attention at shows that they are now available for purchase.

The BAD-ARS15 Billet AR Display Stand nests inside the magazine well of an AR-15. It has a raw machined finish so there is no mistaking the fact that this chunk of metal is a half-tame chunk of 6061-T6 aluminum billet. It features a pass though hole for cable locking and 4 1/4×28 TPI holes for mounting. They can also be ordered with custom colors and custom engraving.

Now, if you will excuse me, I have to go see if I can figure out a way to mount one to the hood of my truck.

BAD-ARS15 at Battle Arms Development

SIONICS Gutless Lower Receiver

If you want to put together a properly built AR-15 lower receiver but you don’t want to invest in all the specialized tools, SIONICS has your back with their new Gutless Lower Receivers. These receivers come with all the hard stuff already done the right way. The roll pins are installed, the pivot and take down pins are installed, and the receiver extension (buffer tube) is installed and properly staked. That leaves you to customize the easy stuff like fire control parts and the selector.

This is a great idea.

SIONICS Weapon Systems Gutless Lower Receivers

 

Review: Caldwell Stable Table – Portable Shooting Table

There was a time in my life when I thought I would never have need for a shooting table. Shooting tables were for the weak and soft. I would just use the prone position forever.

I do most of my shooting on public land or on my home range both of which are, shall we say… rustic. They generally aren’t graded perfectly and there can be tall, wild grasses that reach 2 feet in height or taller in the summer. On my home range, I shoot from an elevated ridge down into a berm at the back of a lower field. This sometimes places the precipice of the ridge in my line of sight if I am prone. The area that I shoot from is also an important access point for our trucks/tractors into the field and woods beyond it.

I need elevation to clear the terrain and vegetation. I also can’t clog up the area from which I shoot with a permanent shooting bench. All of this points to the need for something like a portable shooting table.

I tried several portable shooting tables that I could find locally but they all had major short comings for my intended use. Most of them were basically glorified folding chairs that didn’t seem like they would last any longer than the camp chairs it seems like we have to replace every two years. Most of them had runner style bases that would NEVER sit level in the locations where I shoot. Then I found the Caldwell Stable Table online and, while I couldn’t find one locally to see in person, it was clearly closer to what I needed. I rolled the dice and bought one on Amazon. I’m glad I did.

The Stable Table is exactly what I needed. First, it is constructed mostly from surprisingly thick steel round tube and steel square tube stock with welded reinforcement. The table top is a tough, blow-molded piece with steel inserts for bolting to the steel structure. The whole thing feels like it could last a lifetime.

Second, all that steel adds up to weight and weight equals stability. Weight is great for a permanent shooting table and good within reason for a portable shooting table. The Stable Table is heavy but I can still lift the whole unit at once and it breaks down VERY easily into smaller components which makes it quite easy to move. It strikes a nice balance between stability and portability.

The third feature that makes this table perfect for me (and probably anyone else who rarely shoots indoors or from a concrete pad) is the tripod base. The Stable Table has a very wide tripod leg setup that makes it easy to level the table, even on rough ground, because it only contacts the ground at 3 points. One of the legs is adjustable via a large thumb screw so that you can really fine tune the level.

Those are the just the features that made the Stable Table work for me. There are a lot of additional features that I have come to appreciate about it:

  • The seat is lightly padded and covered with some seemingly very durable vinyl that wipes off easily (very nice when it is covered in barn dust from storage).
  • The table top is attached to the central column near the back of the top (instead of centrally) so you can cant it to one side or the other depending on whether you shoot right or left handed.
  • The table top has molded channels and lips so items don’t roll off easily.
  • It comes with rifle cleaning forks that attach to the handles that are molded into the table top. I might even use them if I clean a rifle some day.
  • The seat is height adjustable which lets me bring it closer to the table top for my daughters to use. The table has been an important tool in training them to shoot without them having to hold the full weight of the rifle all the time.
  • The table top is well sized. There is plenty of room for a rifle with support of some kind (shooting bag, bipod, rest, etc.) and ammo, spare mags, paper and pen, and other items you might want while you are shooting.

I bought my Stable Table for just over $200 from Amazon. It can be found in the $170-175 range at other online retailers but be sure to check shipping costs. There is often a hefty oversized shipping fee for this table because it is quite large and heavy when boxed. If you have a shop locally that stocks Caldwell Shooting Supplies, it may be worth checking there. You might save yourself some money buying local.

Caldwell Stable Table on Amazon (affiliate link)

TangoDown is Back Online

TangoDown is back online and that is good news for you…

Some of you are aware that the TangoDown Inc. website & email services were down for several days.  The issue has been rectified!  As a thank you for those who were waiting patiently, we are extending a discount through Sunday 3/25/18.  Take 10% off orders up to $99, and 15% off of orders $100+.   No offer code is needed, just load up the cart!  Visit:  www.TangoDown.com to shop & save!  Thank you again for your patience & business!

Holosun Goes Titanium?

Holosun recently teased a optic with full titanium construction. Titanium is just exotic enough to garner my interest whenever it rolls across my social media feeds.

Holosun didn’t make the benefits of titanium construction clear but experience tells us they could be lighter weight, increased durability, or some measure of both. While it is always exciting to see companies working to innovate, it remains to be seen whether any potential benefits from titanium construction would justify the increased cost of such an optic.

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