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Walker Defense Research Teases NERO 762 and 9

Walker Defense Research, the maker of the NERO 556, is now teasing new 7.62 and 9mm versions of the muzzle device. The NERO is noteworthy for its thoroughly modern approach to design and manufacturing, leveraging fluid modeling in design and 3D printed Inconel construction, as well as its performance.

The new NERO 762 and NERO 9 are not yet available to purchase but their product pages are active on the Walker Defense Research website. These are not just scaled versions of the original NERO 556. They are modeled and built specifically for each caliber.

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Maxim Defense Industries Announces the Release of their new MDX and MD:15 line of firearms and the launch of Maxim Defense Ammunition and “SBA” (Short Barrel Ammunition) at SHOT Show 2020 – Live Fire Demo’s at SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range (lane SR-42)

St Cloud, MN – Maxim Defense, the premiere manufacturer in PDW technologies, is unveiling its MDX and MD:15 line of firearms along with Maxim Defense Ammunition “SBA” (Short Barrel Ammunition) at SHOT Show 2020. Maxim Defense is located in Booths #1857 – Downstairs and Booths #30010 – Upstairs.

“We’ve been hard at work this year” said Maxim Defense VP Sales and Marketing, Dave Larson “The success of the PDX released at SHOT Show in 2019 fueled efforts to expand our firearm line and tackle ballistic issues in the short barrel weapon arena. It’s another year of new and groundbreaking product development at Maxim.”

Maxim Defense is a proud sponsor of the annual SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range (lane SR-42) and is offering live-fire demos of the MDX and MD:15 line of firearms and Maxim Defense Ammunition “SBA” (Short Barrel Ammunition) in .300 BLK, 5.56 NATO and 7.62×39.

MDX Weapon System

The MDX Weapon System was developed to fulfill the broad spectrum of needs by today’s military and law enforcement operations. The family consists of the PDX/MDX:505 (5.5″ barrel), the MDX:508 (8.5″ barrel), and the MDX:510 (10.3″ barrel). The entire MDX Weapon System line in 5.56 NATO is part of Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) in 2020, sponsored by The Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCOE) at Ft. Benning. Maxim Defense has attended the live fire evaluation in November 2019 and is attending Force-on-Force experiments with the U.S. Army, U.K. Army, and the Australian Army January through March 2020.

PDX (MDX:505)

Born from the SOCOM PDW solicitation, the PDX is now shipping in .300BLK. Designed to handle the fierce demands of the SOF community and dominate in close quarter encounters the PDX is the ultimate choice for when concealment and personal defense are non-negotiable. The PDX in .300BLK is shipping with an MSRP of $2,295.00

Upper Receivers and Upper Kits are also available and shipping.

  • Calibers: Now in 300BLK (also available in 5.56 NATO & 7.62×39)
  • Barrel Length: 5.5”
  • Colors: Black or Arid
  • Overall Length: 18.75”
  • Muzzle Device: Maxim Defense HATEBRAKE™ Muzzle Booster
  • Stock: Maxim Defense SCW™ stock system
  • Trigger: ALG Combat Trigger (ACT) Configuration: SCW Pistol Brace, SCW Stock

MDX:508

With the same heart and soul of the PDX, the MDX:508 features an 8.5″ barrel, ideal for when maximum concealment and compactness are essential, but not as critical. Every MDX:508 includes Maxim’s HATEBRAKE muzzle booster, 7-sided M-Slot compatible handguard, armorer level adjustable gas block and can be configured with a Maxim Gen6 CQB brace, Gen7 CQB stock, or SCW stock or brace. MSRP of $2,495.00

Individual Upper Receivers are also available.

  • Calibers: 300BLK, 5.56 NATO & 7.62×39
  • Barrel Length: 8.5”
  • Colors: Black or Arid
  • Overall Length: 21.5” – 23””
  • Muzzle Device: Maxim Defense HATEBRAKE™ Muzzle Booster
  • Trigger: ALG Combat Trigger (ACT) Configuration: SCW Stock, SCW Pistol Brace, CQB Stock or CQB Pistol Brace

MDX:510

Design originating from the PDX, the MDX-510 features a 10.3″ barrel, Maxim’s HATEBRAKE muzzle booster, 7-sided M-Slot compatible handguard, armorer level adjustable gas block and can be configured with a Maxim Gen6 CQB Brace, Gen7 CQB Stock, or SCW Stock or Brace. MSRP of $2,495.00

Individual Upper Receivers are also available.

  • Calibers: 300BLK, 5.56 NATO & 7.62×39
  • Barrel Length: 10.3”
  • Colors: Black or Arid
  • Overall Length: 23.5” – 25”
  • Muzzle Device: Maxim Defense HATEBRAKE Muzzle Booster
  • Stock: Maxim Defense SCW stock system
  • Trigger: ALG Combat Trigger (ACT) Configuration: SCW Stock, SCW Pistol Brace, CQB Stock or CQB Pistol Brace

MD:15

The MD:15 is available in 8.5” or 10.3” barrel lengths and was developed for Law Enforcement Patrol Officers who need an affordable AR15 platform weapon but do not want to sacrifice reliability, accuracy, or features. Each MD:15 is equipped with the same internal operating components as the MDX including the Maxim HATEBRAKE muzzle booster, armorer level adjustable gas block and comes with the Maxim Slim-Line five-sided M-Slot handguard, and can be configured with a Maxim PDW Brace, Gen6 CQB Stock, or SCW stock or brace. MSRP of $1,495.00 and $1,695.00

  • Calibers: 300BLK, 5.56 NATO & 7.62×39
  • Barrel Lengths: 8.5’ or 10.3”
  • Colors: Black Only
  • Overall Length: 23.5” – 25”
  • Muzzle Device: Maxim Defense HATEBRAKE Muzzle Booster
  • Trigger: Mil-Spec Trigger Configuration: SCW Stock, SCW Pistol Brace, or PDW Pistol Brace

Maxim Defense Ammunition – SBA (Short Barrel Ammunition)

Maxim Defense is committed to developing the next-generation tools, equipment, and systems that exceed in the most extreme environments. Today’s short barrel weapons excel in close-quarter encounters but sometimes lack the velocities and terminal ballistics that longer barrels have. To address these concerns, Maxim Defense partnered with Fort Scott Munitions to optimize ammunition loads specifically for short barrel weapons.

By making these adjustments, as well as including their TUI® (Tumble Upon Impact™) technology, the Maxim Defense Ammunition ballistic wound cavities exceed the standards of both Expanding and Fragmenting projectiles. The TUI® design of the projectiles tumble all the way down to 500 fps. Maxim Defense SBA (Short Barrel Ammunition) is the ultimate choice for when close quarter battle and personal defense are non-negotiable. MSRP $27.94 – $36.95

300BLK

  • Grain: 115gr and 190gr Subsonic
  • Bullet: SCS (Solid Copper Spun)
  • Box Count: 20 cartridges
  • Case Count: 25 boxes

5.56 NATO

  • Grain: 55gr, 62gr, 70gr
  • Bullet: SCS (Solid Copper Spun)
  • Box Count: 20 cartridges
  • Case Count: 25 boxes

7.62x39mm

  • Grain: 119gr
  • Bullet: SCS (Solid Copper Spun)
  • Box Count: 20 cartridgesCase Count: 10 boxes

Come and meet Kris “Tanto” Paronto at SHOT Show 2020

Kris Paronto, former US Army Ranger, Benghazi Warrior, Co-Author of “13 Hours” the book used for the motion picture “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”, Author of USA Today Best Seller, “The Ranger Way” and “The Patriot’s Creed: Inspiration and Advice for Living a Heroic Life,” Owner of Battleline Tactical, and Founder of the 14th Hour Foundation will be meeting with visitors and fans with Maxim Defense during SHOT Show 2020.

Starting on Monday, January 20th, Kris will be at Maxim Defense’s dedicated Industry Day at the Range lane, SR-42, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Following the range day, Media and fans will also have the opportunity to meet with Kris between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Maxim booth #1857 (downstairs).

For more information on Kris, go to www.KrisTantoParonto.com. And visit www.maximdefense.com for all new products launching at SHOT Show 2020.For Media interviews, please contact marketing@maximdefense.com

To learn more about Maxim Defense, please visit us at www.maximdefense.com.

About Maxim Defense: Maxim Defense is a development company aiming to provide the Military and First Responders the next generation of tools and equipment to succeed in today’s most extreme environments. The company primarily engages in small arms manufacturing focusing R&D on producing better, lighter, and more reliable weapons and accessories. As an industrial-design-centered organization, Maxim seeks to improve and enhance existing weapons platforms alongside developing cutting-edge technologies for redefining the future. Maxim Defense is headquartered in St. Cloud, MN. To learn more, please visit www.maximdefense.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @maximdefense.

Aimpoint Launches CompM5b™ Red Dot Sight

Las Vegas, Nevada – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in reflex sighting technology, is proud to announce that the Aimpoint® CompM5b™ sight is now being offered for sale worldwide. The Aimpoint CompM5b is a ballistic compensating red dot optic in the CompM5 series of sights. This revolutionary sight allows the user to quickly adjust the position of the 2 MOA red dot based on target distance and wind conditions.

The CompM5b comes with interchangeable turrets that adjust the point of aim for different calibers of ammunition. While shooting, the user can switch between longer and shorter distances without having to compensate ballistic drop or re-zero the sight. Wind compensation can be adjusted on 3 levels – mild, moderate, and severe. Adjustment turrets are customizable to meet specific customer requirements and ballistic profiles.

The CompM5b is the newest member of the CompM5 series of sights and is powered by a single AAA battery. These small and lightweight batteries are inexpensive and easy to find throughout the world. Readily available alkaline versions of the AAA simplify logistics and eliminate the potential shipping hazards inherent in lithium batteries. The CompM5b boasts an extremely long battery life – with over 5 years of continuous use at daylight position 7 and over 10 years of continuous use at the night vision settings. These sights were designed to take up minimal space on the weapon platform while maintaining the same standard of extreme ruggedness and reliability.

The CompM5b is an enclosed system and fully submersible up to 150 feet. It is compatible with all generations of Night Vision Devices, as well as Aimpoint’s 3X-C, 3XMag-1, and 6XMag-1 magnifiers. A high-grade optical lens system gives the CompM5b exceptional light transmission and dot clarity, making the sight operationally parallax free. The sight weighs 6.3 oz and the standard configuration with the spacer and mount weighs 9 oz.

For more information on the CompM5b™ sight or any other Aimpoint product, visit the company’s webpage: www.aimpoint.us

VZ Grips® Teams up with Legendary Gunsmiths to Build One of a Kind Giveaway 1911

January 20th, 2020: VZ Grips® is proud to announce its new legendary giveaway; VZ Grips has teamed up with two of the country’s premier custom 1911 builders to bring a one-of-a-kind custom 1911 to life. Jason Burton of Heirloom Precision and Pete Single of Pete’s Custom Shop, each a well renowned 1911 specialist (and industry partners with VZ Grips) have combined their unique talents and skill sets to craft this special project.

Built on a 5” 45 ACP, Springfield Armory Custom Shop frame & slide set. The pistol is assembled with the highest quality parts available. All critical parts are machined from bar-stock tool steel or forgings, heat treated and checked for proper Rockwell hardness (no castings are used). Every part enjoys some custom touch, each detailed to insure proper fit and function. The entire pistol is softened and smoothed for comfort of concealed carry, then finished in a deep, rich, classic bluing. To finish off this amazing pistol build VZ Grips provided their new Hyrda pattern burl G10 stocks.

The pistol will be on display all throughout the SHOT show at the VZ Grips booth #2243

The duo merged their individual styles into one showpiece with the following work and features:

Jason Burton (Heirloom Precision) work:

  • Flatten and serrate slide top at 30 LPI broad arrow pattern
  • Fit Wilson Combat Bulletproof beavertail grip safety
  • Fit Wilson Combat Bulletproof thumb safety
  • Fabricate and install gold line front sight, blend to slide and serrate at 75 LPI
  • Install Heinie Slant-Pro rear sight, reshape and modify for one-handed operation
  • Serrate rear of slide at 40 LPI and blend to rear sight
  • Fit oversize firing pin stop
  • Fit and tune Wilson Combat Bulletproof extractor
  • Clearance ejection port for live round ejection
  • Straighten frame lines
  • Complete hand-filed de-horning
  • Detail prep pistol; satin matte blast frame with 320 “brushed” slide flats
  • Blue complete pistol
  • Test fire and zero at 25 yards

Pete Single (Pete’s custom shop) work:

  • High-cut and checker front strap and mainspring housing at 25 LPI
  • Machine frame for Chen Gen-2 mag-well with full radius bevel
  • Install extended magazine release; angle back and serrate at 40 LPI
  • Precision fit Bar-Sto barrel matching 1st and 2nd radial lugs
  • Fit barrel bushing with matching muzzle crown
  • Adjust barrel throat and finish ream chamber for max reliability and function
  • Install bar stock slide stop, cut tracking detent for ball plunger to hold in positive down position
  • True slide stop notch and bevel breech-face entrance
  • Custom oversize ejector; relieve slide internally for ejector clearance
  • Trigger job using tool steel action components
  • Fit custom radial combat trigger; modified with Delrin glide bushings
  • Squared trigger guard
  • Recessed plunger tube in frame to give thumb safety positive on/off engagement
  • Hi-Power cuts machined on nose of slide
  • Machined slide for ball-cuts

About VZ Grips: VZ Grips was started in 2003 by John VanZyck in hopes of creating the perfect aftermarket compliment for production pistols. He started designing & manufacturing textured grip solutions that would aid the shooter in proper grip and form. John (being an avid competitive shooter) used Intel gained from competing in countless matches, and researching fellow shooters demand for a “Better Grip”. VZ now offers various grip options for guns like the 1911, Sig Sauer, Beretta, CZ pistols all the way to S&W revolvers. VZ’s OEM work has also allowed them to bring the customer this option straight out of the box. Their clients include companies like Remington, Kimber, Ed Brown, Para Ordnance, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, Nighthawk Customs, and even Strider Knives. VZ Grips prides themselves on the quality of their products, and the fact that they are MADE IN THE U.S.A. THE VZ WAY.

https://vzgrips.com/

Dark Hour Defense Adds M&P 380EZ Stand Off

Dark Hour Defense has line of Stand Off Devices for a variety of common handguns in their catalog. The most recent addition is for the M&P 380EZ, a handgun that has appeal as a home defense option for those with smaller statures or hand strength limitations. The M&P 380EZ Stand Off Device is compensated and retains the ability to mount a light.

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