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The 870 Covert-12 is 27.5″ long with a 8.5″ barrel, and is the smallest and most portable 12 ga you will find. The dimensions make it far easier to keep with you than even a stock tac-14 weapon. And it is just as legal as any other firearm.

This weapon is built on Remington Model 870 Tac-14. This is a NON-NFA, Completely Compliant and Legal ‘Firearm’ (technically not a shotgun). Transfers as “Other” on 4473. All potential buyers and users should check their state and local laws for legality, as well as insure their recipient FFL has been educated on the non-NFA nature of this product.

Covert-12 Details:

  • Remington 870 Barrel 8.5″ – Optionally ported for recoil reduction.
  • Bolt and Action Bar components tuned, polished, and finsihed in NP3.
  • Trigger group tuned for a crisp break, new springs added.
  • Steel Extractor installed for increased reliability.
  • Folding metal foregrip
  • Suarez Safety installed to improve engagement from Safe to Fire positions.
  • Weapon has a 3+1 Capacity
  • NP3 Follower Follower.
  • Brass front bead – Fiber Optic front sight in Green is optional.
  • Cerakote rust resistant finish for lubricity and durability under all conditions.
  • Rigid Magazine Tube Sling Mount.
  • SB Tactical Fixed Brace is standard – Folding Brace is optional.
  • Available as complete weapons or built on your Tac-14.



From Suarez International:


NP3 – $259.99

Our Supermatch Slides are manufactured for the gunfighter and is the most refined precision made custom slide available for the Glock platform available anywhere. This slide is made for those who want the benefits of the Supermatch Slide, but do not run a red Trijicon RMR, or wish to have the slide cut for a different red dot. Angled and contoured design, correctly angled serrations, integral “blood groove” design and modern logo work together to create a slide that is deadly accurate, combat-ergonomic, as well as aesthetically pleasing.


  • Tighter tolerances for increased accuracy, reliability, and performance.
  • Precision manufactured from heat treated 17-4 aerospace stainless steel.
  • Serrations are ergonomically angled and shaped for ease of use under duress.
  • Barrel locking manufactured with tighter tolerances.
  • When used with a match-quality barrel, accuracy will be greatly increased.
  • The ejection port lowered by .100″, and contoured for reliable and predictable ejection of spent cases.
  • Guaranteed to function 100% on all Glock frames with quality ammunition.


  • Stripped or assembled with Glock factory internals.
  • Various choices in standard and cowitness sights.
  • Choice to cut for any appropriate red dot, or leave it plain with iron sights.

SI-43 Slide at Suarez International

Suarez L-Mount RMR Red Dot Base for Glock

Suarez International has release the L-Mount RMR Red Dot Base for Glock handguns. This mount allows the user to mount a Trijicon RMR and does not require permanent modifications to the host firearm. The L-Mount’s unique feature is that it is designed to accept any standard Glock sights and place them at the correct height to co-witness with the red dot. The rear sight can be adjusted for a perfect co-witness by drifting it in the dovetail.

The Suarez L-Mount RMR Red Dot Base is available now at an introductory price. About half of those available at the introductory price have already sold over night.


Review: Suarez International Combat Magazine Guide

I have been using the Suarez International (SI) Combat Magazine Guide for almost 1 year now on one of my Generation 3 Glock 19s and I like it quite a bit. It may seem strange to use a magwell on a carry gun to some but I may have some unique perspective for those who think that way.

Suarez Combat Magazine Guide 3


The Combat Magazine Guide is a drop-in magazine well enhancement that is available for a number of different Glock models. It is machined from “aircraft grade” aluminum and hard anodized. Installation is easy and similar to every other magwell that I have ever used.


I will say up front that the marketing for the Combat Magazine Guide is a bit over the top. I have come to expect that from SI but I have also come to expect that the quality and function of the product will be very good at a reasonable price. That has been true for this and all the other Glock parts I have used from them.

Suarez Combat Magazine Guide

SI states in their marketing materials that the Combat Magazine Guide gives a 3% edge is reload speed. I have never really found that to be the case with ANY magazine well intended for use with double stack magazines. I have generally found that reloads are more forgiving of not-so-perfect technique but, averaged out over several reloads, not necessarily faster.

At this point, you may be wondering why I still like magwells on Glocks if I haven’t really found them to be faster. Most people have a pretty narrow view of what a magwell does. I don’t discount their ability to clean up a slight miss during a reload and their potential to speed some reloads but I see them as a grip enhancer as much as a reload enhancer.

The grip enhancing aspects of a well designed magwell are especially apparent on short gripped handguns like the Glock 19. My hands are wide enough that they can cause two issues (I usually wear a medium or, occasionally, a large glove so we aren’t talking about especially meaty hands here). The first is that magazine may fail to drop free due to contact with the meat of my palm. The second (and more painful issue) is that the meat of my palm can be pinched between the Glock frame and magazine base plate. This can cause a painful blood blister which is less than pleasant when you are part way through a long training session. The Combat Magazine Guide prevents this from happening by effectively holding back the meat of my palm.

Additionally, the wedge shape of the Combat Magazine Guide serves to drive the hand higher on the gun and lock it in against the beaver tail area at the back of the grip. The shape at the front of the Combat Magazine Guide creates a sort of shelf that drives your finger high into the trigger guard. It really helps lock your grip into place.

The design of the Combat Magazine Guide doesn’t really alter the concealability of the Glock 19. It fits so close to the Glock frame that base plate of your magazine is still the longest part of the gun. This is key for three reasons. One, it is the butt of the gun that has the biggest effect on concealment. Two, you can still get finger tips on the baseplate for malfunction clearances. Three, it works with a wider variety of aftermarket baseplates than magazine wells that encompass more of the baseplate.

Suarez Combat Magazine Guide 2

Wrap Up

Is the marketing for this item over the top? Yes. However, I think SI is actually selling themselves short with the “3% edge in speed” claim. Speed is quantifiable but it is harder to quantify how well the Combat Magazine Guide works to enhance the grip. It is well shaped and thoughtfully designed in a broader context beyond just speeding reloads.

Check out the Combat Magazine Guide at Suarez International.

Disclosure: The Combat Magazine Guide was provided to me for review, free of charge, by a marketing professional for SI.

Suarez International Combat Magazine Release for Glock

The new Suarez International (SI) Combat Magazine Release for Glock has two interesting features. First, SI designed the magazine release with the serrated surface angled to the direction from which your thumb will hit it to increase leverage. Second, they tweaked the positions of the magazine release spring retention notch so that the release requires less pressure to activate. The height of the magazine release is slightly taller than the factory release and shorter than the Glock extended releases.

saurez glock magazine release

The Red Dot Checklist – Suarez International

Suarez International already offers RMR machining/installation for Glocks, the Sig 22X series handguns, and the Sig P320. They just gave the world a peak behind the curtain and apparently, they are gearing up to bring the RMR to several more handguns including the S&W M&P, HK VP9 and P30, and perhaps most notably, the excellent CZ P09/P07.

SI RMR Hit List

SI released this image which shows the handguns that they already offer RMR installations for and those which they are developing.

The P09 and Po7 in particular could benefit not only from the aiming aspects of the RMR but also the additional gripping surface for manipulating their low-profile slides. This has potential to be a very, very good set up.

Check out Suarez International’s RMR Installation page to stay up to date on their offerings.

Suarez International Flat and Straight Glock Trigger

I like flat triggers. I first started using them back with 1911s. Then I tried Geissele Automatic’s Super Dynamic trigger bow and fell in love. Now that generally shoot Glock handguns, I have been on the look out for a flat trigger to install in my Glocks. While they did exist, they generally cost more than I was willing to spend on them until I ran across the Suarez International Flat and Straight Glock Trigger.


The benefits of straight triggers are two-fold. First, they usually increased the trigger reach a touch which helps ensure that I am using the correct part of my finger to pull the trigger. Second, they give the trigger a more consistent feel because no matter where the pad of your finger contacts the trigger face, it feels the same. This also means that you can place your finger lower on the trigger to apply more leverage, making the trigger feel lighter.

Saurez International’s Flat and Straight Glock Trigger has a steel trigger bar like the stock part but it is polished to smooth the trigger pull. The trigger and trigger safety are machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and hard anodized to a dark black color. The trigger safety is wider than the stock trigger safety to ensure positive disengagement.

The Flat and Straight Trigger is available for Gen 1-4 9mm/.40SW/.357SIG/.45ACP/10MM Glocks and for the Glock 36/42/43. It is available separately or as part of a complete and tuned trigger system. Check out the Flat and Straight Glock Trigger at Suarez International.


When Training and Manufacturing Meet

When training and manufacturing meet, problems are solved.


You may remember a post earlier this year about a lightweight AR-15 carbine that weighed 5.5 pounds and had a target price of around $1000. That carbine was the result of 3 companies coming together to provide a unique training solution for a shooter that lost an arm in accident. KE Arms, GWACS Armory, and Suarez International all had a hand in this very cool project. Each used their products and experience to not just create a new piece of hardware but also provide the training necessary to use it. I strongly encourage you to check out Russell Phagan’s short write-up on the experience, the gear, and the VERY cool sling charging setup that they created to allow for easier one hand charging.

The best news is that we may all be able to benefit from the lessons learned in this project as the carbine in question will enter production as the Suarez Light Fighter Rifle. The Light Fighter Rifle will have a price tag of above the $1000 mentioned in the early design phase of the carbine due to the inclusion of their single stage cassette style trigger, muzzle device, and a low mass bolt carrier. GWACS Armory will eventually be offering a version that will come in around $1000.

I can see the sling setup being a big help in getting injured people back on the range.


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