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Volquartsen Lightweight Barrel and Stock for 10/22 Takedown

Volquartsen Custom just released their drool-worthy Lightweight Barrel and Stock for the Ruger 10/22 Takedown. This comes as a complete unit that replaces the entire front end of your 10/22 Takedown. It includes a 16.25″ carbon fiber wrapped, threaded barrel with thread protector and hand guard machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. Two Picatinny rails are included – one mounted to the top of the barrel for scope mounting and an accessory rail on the bottom of the hand guard.



Aimpoint Launches Micro H-2

Aimpoint just launched the Micro H-2. Like the H-1 before it, the H-2 has most of functionality and durability of its tactical forerunner the T-2 except it lacks night vision modes and is slightly less waterproof (though still very capable – rated submersible to 15 feet).


From Aimpoint:

Chantilly, VA – May 11, 2015 – Aimpoint, the originator and world leader in electronic red dot sighting technology for forty years, has announced the addition of the new Micro H-2 sight to the company’s commercial product line. The Micro H-2 will be available for shipment in August 2015, and will be offered alongside the company’s existing Micro H-1 product.

Since its introduction in 2007, the Aimpoint Micro sight has become a popular hunting sight worldwide due to its lightweight and compact size, durability, and extremely long battery life. Product reviews with hunters and sport shooters identified a series of desired product enhancements that have now been added to this new product. These changes include: a new sight housing which allows the addition of front and rear protective flip covers, additional physical protection for the sight’s adjustment turrets, and increased ruggedness for the sight’s internal electronic components.

The most significant developments in the Micro H-2 however, are the advanced optical lenses that allow for even better light transmission and provide a noticeable increase in the clarity and performance properties of the sight. This ensures a more distinct and clearer dot in all conditions and situations.

“The Aimpoint Micro has become the worldwide standard for compact reflex sights” says Matt Swenson, Vice President of Sales. “With the sight’s new design, the Micro H-2 takes the level of performance available from a compact sight to an entirely new level.”

The Micro H-2 can be mounted on nearly any rifle, shotgun, handgun or crossbow, and can be used with most existing mounts that fit the Micro H-1 including the Blaser saddle mount. The sight can also be mounted to a larger magnified scope with a 30mm or 34mm scope adapter giving the hunter ability to hunt at both short and long distances while providing faster target acquisition. The Micro H-2 can operate for up to five years of constant-on use, using just one CR-2032 battery, and is waterproof.

For more information on Aimpoint or the company’s products, visit our webpage at or contact:

Press contact: Kristi Drawe

Aimpoint, Inc.

(703) 263-9795 ext 226

Making Ammo by Kyle Lynch

Kyle Lynch, a friend of mine, has recently authored a book called Making Ammo: A Beginner’s Guide to Handloading. The book is a practical guide that guides the user through the entire process of handloading from the very beginning. It covers topics like why you should consider reloading, bullet types and construction, choosing a powder, setting up a reloading bench, and so on. It continues to hold your hand all the way through to how to collect data on the range to improve your reloads. If you are new to reloading or considering getting started, this would make a great addition to your library.


Volquartsen Exact Edge Extractor for Remington 870

If you aren’t thrilled with the MIM extractor that is used on Remington 870 and 1100 shotguns these days, you’ll be interested to know that Volquartsen is now producing their Exact Edge Extractor for the old work horses. These extractors are wire EDM cut to incredibly tight tolerances from A2 tool steel and hardened to RC 58-60.

Check out the Volquartsen Exact Edge Extractor for the Remington 870 at Brownells.


IWC 1913 Offset SMC Light Mount

The SMC MOUNT-N-SLOT is one of my all time favorite pieces of gear from IWC. It was and is the ideal light mount for Magpul’s MOE Hand Guards. In it, you can see the seeds of ideas that would later become the HSP/IWC Thorntail mounts.

IWC SMC Light Mount

Now IWC has created a new twist on the SMC by creating an offset 1913 rail that attaches via the same threaded holes that accept the flashlight ring. The addition of the 1913 rail means that in the SMC MOUNT-N-SLOT now works with Surefire’s 300 and 600 series lights, a variety of tactical lights with the modular flashlight rings, and now pistol lights and INFORCE’s excellent WML. That is some serious versatility.

Look for the new 1913 Offset SMC MOUNT-N-SLOT at Impact Weapons Components soon. Remember to use the code “triggerjerk” at checkout to save 5%.

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