Troy Ambi Magazine Release

Troy announced several AR-15 receiver enhancements earlier this year. One of those enhancements is their Ambidextrous Magazine Release which is now beginning to show up at online retailers.

It is basically a small button that levers against the receiver to drop the magazine. It is supposed to replicate the feel and location of the right side magazine release button as closely as possible. You can see in the picture below that it is sized in such a way that it should be relatively easy to hit without being prone to snagging. This looks like a worthy upgrade for lefties or for anyone who needs to be able to operate their weapon with either hand.

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LaRue Micro Aimpoint Absolute Cowitness Mount

The term “cowitness” refers to the vertical orientation of the iron sights with the aiming point of an optic. When it comes to mounting Aimpoints on AR-15s there are basically two ways to cowitness. Typically, the most common way to cowitness is a lower 1/3rd cowitness. This places the aiming point of the optic slightly above the iron sights for a less cluttered sight picture. The second way to cowitness is an absolute cowitness. This places the aiming point of the optic at the same height as the iron sights.

LaRue has been making lower 1/3rd mounts for the Aimpoint Micros for several years now but they only recently unveiled the LT751 mount which allows for an absolute cowitness. It also features an innovate pedestal design that increase the field of view around the optic and keeps weight to an absolute minimum.

Many people train to use their Aimpoint as a rear aperture sight in the event that their Aimpoint becomes inoperable in the middle of a fight. An absolute cowitness mount like the LT751 can enhance this capability since centering the front sight of an absolute cowitnessed Aimpoint will result in point of impact being closer to point of aim than with a lower 1/3rd cowitness.

This has all the marks of another great mount from LaRue Tactical.

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Kifaru OTW Bag

I have been waiting to see how the Kifaru OTW (Outside the Wire) Bag turns out ever since the prototype was shown at the SHOT Show. Now that it is out, it does not fail to impress.

The OTW Bag is a “go bag” that is built to be fought with. It is built to carry essentials like reloads, first aid gear, and other essentials.

The thing that is most intriguing to me is the opening. It reminds me of the old time doctor bags that doctors would use to carry their tools when on house call. This type of opening allows for a bag that stays open and gets removes the need for zippers which are noisy and can fail.It also allows the bag to be quickly ripped open and shut with one hand.

The internal organization looks very decent. The Velcro tack down patches are a clever way to quickly prevent the handles from blocking the opening.

You can see full specs and detailed pics at Kifaru’s website. If you order soon, you can take advantage of special introductory pricing.

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BLADE-TECH Training Barrels

I have been using BLADE-TECH Training Barrels in my dry fire training for about a year. They are a easy and very safe way of turning your handgun into a non-functional training tool. When the training barrel is installed prevents the use of live ammo while still allowing the user to manipulate the trigger.

Many people use molded plastic replica guns for practicing things like disarming, weapon retention, and tactical movement. The BLADE-TECH Training Barrel is less expensive than these replicas and allow more realistic training since they allow the use of the shooter’s actual weapon (including sights, holsters, trigger set up, etc).

If you can field strip your handgun, you can easily install these training barrels. It is a simple drop in replacement for the handgun’s actual barrel. The bright yellow color makes absolutely sure that you can not mistake the training barrel for a real barrel.

The BLADE-TECH Training Barrels are available for several common handguns.

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Good Stuff From Other Blogs

Carbine/H/H2/Rifle Buffers Compared – Vuurwapen Blog – Most AR shooters don’t know or don’t care about buffer weight. It doesn’t alarm them that most AR-15 carbines ship with the wrong buffer weight, but it should. Vuurwapen Blog has posted some excellent videos that show how the different buffer types behave.

Camo Comparison II – ITS Tactical – ITS really hit this one out of the park. They compared several different camo patterns in real world environments and posted a massive number of pics so that you can be the judge of what works.

Uncrackable DIY Pencil-and-Paper Encryption – ITS Tactical – If you value your privacy, this may be a handy tool for you to have in your tool box.

EMISSARY Tactical Messenger Bag – Zulu Nylon Gear – Zulu Nylon Gear just released the EMISSARY Tactical Messenger Bag for public consumption it is absolutely loaded with functionality and style. This is one seriously slick piece of gear. You can read more about the design philosophy on the Zulu Nylon Gear blog

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