Category: SHOT Show

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[SHOT 2016] Kalashnikov USA’s New AK-Alfa Rifle

In a show that so far seems short on major announcements, Kalashnikov USA, the orphaned official importer of Kalashnikov Concern products to the USA, announced a brand new rifle design, based on the AK, but featuring radically updated external aesthetics and ergonomics. [Read More…]

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[SHOT 2016] Arsenal, Inc’s New Suppressor-Ready AKs, FIME Rex Zero 1S Pistol

Arsenal, Inc, importer of highly regarded Bulgarian AK-pattern rifles, was present at the show, displaying two rifles hot off the production lines: An SLR-104 and an SAM7SF with barrels threaded for 14.5×1 LH twist threads, to accept suppressors. These rifles were [Read More…]

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[SHOT 2016] A plethora of cool new things at Mako Group/FAB Defense

I was making my way to another appointment at SHOT when the Mako Group/FAB Defense booth caught my eye.  The first thing I checked out was their new “Scorpus” line of holsters, made of glass-reinforced polymer.  These are a retention holster that indexes [Read More…]

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TFBTV at SHOT Range Day: Witt Machine’s Ultra Light Fully Suppressed .300 Blackout Upper


James managed to get an appointment to shoot the new integrally suppressed .300BLK ULTRA lightweight AR upper from Witt Machine. The results are impressive.  MSRP for a complete upper with suppressor is $1500, including a nickel boron bolt carrier group. This is a one-stamp gun, i.e., it is NOT a [Read More…]

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TFBTV at SHOT Show 2016 Industry Day: The LMT Modular Assault Rifle System-Light (MARS-L) and M203 Grenade Launcher


LMT brought the new M.A.R.S. (Modular Assault Rifle System) Light carbine and the LMT M203 Grenade launcher (with dummy rounds, of course) to Industry Day at the range. This rifle has several improvements over the standard AR15, and, as recently reported by our own Nathaniel F. in this article, the [Read More…]

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[SHOT 2016] Lancer handguard for Sig MPX

Lancer has come out with a handguard for the Sig MPX series of SBRs or pistols. They are in their classic M LOK configuration, and come in either 8 inch, 10 inch, or 14 inch lengths for the different barrel lengths that the MPX comes in. The handguards attach to the [Read More…]

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SIG Legion Series

SIG announced their Legion series just this past fall of 2015 and it soon became clear this wasn’t just about a gun or two but about a way of firearm life. The new series runs the gamut from guns to holsters to knives to lights and more. This year at SHOT during [Read More…]

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