Sintercore’s new R3 Universal Scope Throw Lever is now available. This universal fit zoom lever fits most optics and is made from carbon fiber composite and nylon. The lever is .5″ tall so it easy to use without getting in the way.
Magpul is now shipping the Medium Coyote Tan PMAG 30 AR/M4 GEN M3!
Engineered to combine the unmatched performance of the PMAG 30 AR/M4 GEN M3 Window and the desired color for the U.S. Army’s Small Arms Weapons Neutral signature reduction program. The Medium Coyote Tan (MCT) PMAG carries forward all of the prior GEN M3 innovations to include our next-generation impact and crush resistant polymer, aggressive front and rear texture, an easily removable slim floor plate, a paint pen dot matrix for marking and identification, and a dust/impact cover as well as the Maglevel window to indicate capacity at a glance. The MCT mag utilizes a newly developed proprietary molding process to allow for desired colors while maintaining the absolute strength and performance of the black and sand materials previously available.
In addition, the MCT mag carries forward the existing GEN M3 5.56 feed geometry to ensure M855A1 feeds with greater reliability than other magazines and eliminates premature wear in the M4. M16, and M27 IAR. Now adopted as the official magazine of the United States Marine Corps.
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Armageddon Gear recently rolled out an exclusive new flat bungee webbing. The new webbing has now found its way into their entire line of slings including their Precision Rifle Sling. The Precision Rifle Sling was already an excellent sling in use by several top competitors in PRS matches. The addition of the new flat webbing means it still has all the same functionality but with the added benefits of laying flat on the shooter and bearing weight even better than the original.
The Perfect Carbine Case has also received an upgrade. It now features a high visibility liner to make finding small items in the large case easier.
SureFeed Magazines (Okay Industries) currently offers two different finishes on their magazines: the standard Mil-Spec dry film lube grey and their resilient Tactical Black PTFE. That is about to change because, soon, there will be a third option – a durable tan finish.
The new tan magazines are already in production and currently waiting on packaging. They should be available from dealers around the end of this month or the first week in May. Stay tuned for additional details.
Manassas, VA – April 20, 2017 – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in reflex sight technology, will showcase their one-of-a-kind virtual reality hunting experience to attendees of the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Atlanta, GA, April 27-30.
With state of the art technology, the Aimpoint Virtual Reality Experience is designed to fully immerse the user in dynamic and realistic hunting scenarios, including traditional European driven wild boar. Wireless controllers provide natural and intuitive interaction, while maintaining comfort for the user.
Utilizing Aimpoint optics and offering multiple target opportunities, the Aimpoint VR Experience is the best possible method to demonstrate the concept of shooting with both eyes open, and the advantages of Aimpoint sights in the field. NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits attendees will have a chance to try the Aimpoint VR Experience daily during the show at Aimpoint booth #1410. With the ability to run two shooters simultaneously, visitors can also compete with friends. Appointments will be accepted for media.
For over 40 years, Aimpoint has been the recognized worldwide leader and originator of red dot sighting technology. While working closely with experienced marksmen and military weapon experts around the world, Aimpoint red dot sights remain the number one choice for combining ruggedness, speed and accuracy. For more information on Aimpoint products, please visit www.aimpoint.com.
Save some green at Chase Tactical! They are offering 20% off for today, April 20th, only. Visit ChaseTactical.com to check out their selection of tactical gear. Use code 420 at checkout to activate the savings.
DoorJamm is an easier to carry access control device for preventing doors and gates from closing behind you. It’s simple, flat form is constructed from stretchable, abrasion resistant material that allows it to be stretched onto the door knob on both sides of the door, blocking the latch.
A stack of DoorJamms takes up less space in a pocket or bag than a single wedge and is easier and more effective than an improvised item like tape or a business card. It stays in place until you retrieve it and is reusable.
DoorJamms are available for individual sales, department sales, and wholesale to uniform and tactical gear shops. Check out DoorJamm.com.
The AK mount gurus at RS Regulate have launched a new website. The new site features improved product images, a more complete catalog, improved navigation, product instructions, and more. Check out the new and improved RSRegulate.com.
PHLster’s Flatpack tourniquet holder continues to learn new tricks. Its latest is the addition of accessory High-Viz Deployment Tabs. These red, laser cut Hypalon tabs come in kit form consisting of 3 tabs and replacement shock cord. The tabs serve as a visual indicator of the life saving payload carried by the Flatpack and act as an aid for releasing the tourniquet from the carrier.
They can be strung onto the carrier in at least two ways: 1 on each shock cord retention loop or 1 connecting both shock cord retention loops so that both can be pulled at the same time. You may even find other ways to use them.
Check out the PHLster Flatpack High-Viz Deployment Tabs
The EDC Tool Roll is a feature on Jerking the Trigger in which we profile various every day carry worthy tools. The tools shown aren’t multi-tools but rather real tools, that by virtue of their compact size, light weight, usefulness, or unique functionality, can find a place in any range kit, emergency kit, or every day carry bag.
Feel free to comment on the tools that you carry so we can all learn! The discussion on these posts has been very valuable so far.
Today’s tool in The EDC Tool Roll series will be a little bit of a departure in that it will not fit completely in most pockets though it is still very easy to carry compared to similar tools. The Knipex CoBolt Cutter series of tools are the kind of tools that appeal to anyone concerned about being prepared for emergencies and they are exceedingly easy to carry compared to even the smallest traditional bolt cutters.
The Knipex CoBolt Cutters feature a compound leverage hinge and are most commonly available with an 8″ overall length (though there is a 10″ version that is harder to find and more expensive). They are basically a pair of compound leverage bolt cutters that are no larger than most pairs of diagnal pliers/wire cutters.
Unlike many larger bolt cutters, most of which are very poorly made, the CoBolt Cutters feature cutting edges that are hardened to 64 HRC. That is as hard as a high end knife. The cutting edge is so hard and the compound leverage is so effective that you will be surprised with what you can cut. I’ve cut small to medium padlocks (especially cheaper locks that aren’t hardened), all kinds of fencing and heavy wire, large nails and screws, chain, even a sling stud that was too long during a recent installation on a Ruger 10/22 stock. The applications for carrying one of set of these in an urban BOB are nearly endless. You can cut your way into and out of trouble with relative ease.
The CoBolt Cutters are available in a number of different versions but the basic version is my favorite. The Knipex 71 01 200 is the most common model and likely the most versatile. I also have a version that is identical except the jaws are notched to allow them to cut larger diameter stock at the highest leverage point (Model 71 31 200). CoBolt Cutters are also available with angled heads, molded grips, and countless other versions but, again, the basic model is the most versatile (and most affordable).
Where to Buy: Knipex CoBolt Cutters are commonly used in trades so they turn up regularly on Ebay in decent used condition. I’ve purchased both of mine this way and paid less than $15 each. As long as the cutting edges are in good shape and they aren’t pitted, they clean up easily with some oil and a Scotch-Brite pad.
If you can’t find a used pair or you prefer to buy at a brick and mortar, Sears Hardware usually has the basic model at a decent price. Otherwise, Amazon is a great place to buy: Knipex 71 01 20 CoBolt
Alternatatives: I don’t really know of a true alternative for the CoBolt Cutters. I guess a pair of folding compact bolt cutters would be the closest but even those will be considerably larger and likely more expensive for a decent example.
If you have a tool you can recommend, tell us about it below. The comments have been a valuable source of information in this series.