[SHOT 2023] Mantis Expands BlackbeardX Digital Training Line

Mantis are set to expand their range of training systems with new Blackbeard X models. The system is already available for pistols and AR-15 pattern rifles and in a number of configurations and price points but 2023 will see the range expand to AK pattern rifles, AR-10s, CMMG’s Banshees and SIG Sauer’s MCX line later this year.

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[SHOT 2023] New Green Magazines And SILENCERS From DuraMag

Yes, you read that headline correctly: C-Products aka DuraMag is getting into the suppressor game. Don’t worry, they still make magazines too though.

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[SHOT 2023] Safariland Announces the New SafariVault Duty Holster

A couple of months back before SHOT Show 2023 was even a worry in my head I was invited out to Georgia where Safariland hosted a great event at Bill Rogers’ shooting school. This was fitting since Bill Rogers is essentially the father of the modern duty holster and while we were there, we were able to get a firsthand look at the new SafariVault holster, now being officially announced here at SHOT 2023. This new holster represents over a year’s worth of work by Safariland and is a super robust, super secure, and modular weapon retention system.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Consumable Carry Items

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we looked at the new tools available for dry fire practice. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to check it out here. When it comes to carry gear, most people don’t think about the overall life of certain items. Whether it’s your favorite holster, carry ammo or other tools, it’s important to know when it’s time to refresh certain items and how often you should consider each item. It’s easy to overlook these items but for the best performance out of your gear, it’s a good idea to refresh everything. Let’s take a closer look at consumable carry items.

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Unity Tactical Introduces New Axon Light/Laser Switches

Unity Tactical is one of the industry’s leading names when it comes to firearms accessories. Their optics mounts, helmet attachments, weaponlight/laser switches, and more tend to be some of the most popular products on the market in their respective sub-sectors. Two of their prior switch releases, the 45-degree angled Hot Button and the flat-mount ModButton have become go-to solutions for a plethora of shooters running weaponlights, lasers, or both. One configuration that has become common is to run the tandem pairing of a Hot Button in front of a ModButton, and it seems that Unity has caught on to this trend. They have recently announced a new switch that mimics this setup, but in an optimized double-button/single-housing unit. Meet the new Unity Tactical AXON.

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New DAKA Hard Cases From Magpul

Magpul just added a set of hard cases to their lineup of other DAKA products. Magpul DAKA hard cases feature folding handles at the top and side and rolling wheels at the bottom. And, to top it off, they are all made in the USA.

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Save Your Digits with GrovTec's new Rail Wraps

If you’ve ever been through a high-volume of fire range day or a particularly intense carbine or rifle course, you’ll inevitably have run into problems with heat coming from the barrel and transferring through the handguard. GrovTec’s Rail Wraps are a new product for 2023 that help to reduce that problem by providing an insulating layer of material between your handguard and your hands that will keep them from getting uncomfortably hot when you’re running your rifle through a couple of well-deserved mag dumps.

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Christensen Arms Offering FFT Upgrade Kits For Its Most Popular Rifles

Christensen Arms’ Flash Forged Technology has been insanely popular with its customers. Flash Foged Technology (FFT) maintains the same accuracy guarantee that other Christensen Arms rifles come with but can come in at up to a pound lighter. FFT Technology not only makes the entire rifle lighter, but it also helps support Christensen Arms’ goal of reducing its environmental impact by using a truly 100% zero-waste manufacturing technique. Now Christensen Arms is offering new FFT Upgrade Kits for their Mesa and Ridgeline rifles so that you can convert your original rifle to the ultimate lightweight hunting rifle.

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TFB Review: GallowTech Ultimate Gun Cabinet

If you’re anything like me, you probably understand the struggle to have enough space in your gun safe or storage system. One of the biggest struggles I often have with my firearms is having the proper amount of storage. I own several safes that seem to fill up almost overnight. I decided a couple months ago to pick up a storage system for firearms in my office so I can easily store certain firearms at my work to keep things easy. With a number of storage systems on the market, I ended up choosing the GallowTech Ultimate Gun Cabinet and after having it for a few months, I have finally had it long enough to have some opinions on it. Let’s take a closer look at the GallowTech Ultimate Gun Cabinet.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Ammo Versus Accessories

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about some of the tips I wish I would have known sooner. To check out my article from last week be sure to check out the link here. When it comes to carrying concealed, there’s an interesting trend coming out where people criticize companies for not offering the most modern options on their new handguns. A new carry gun was released and I put it up on my social media pages to get everyone’s take on it. People were immediately upset about the lack of an optics cut or bottom accessory rail. It started getting me thinking about what’s important when it comes to concealed carry. Let’s take a closer look at what’s more important ammo versus accessories.

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Reptilia Corp Introduces New RECCE Carbine Stock

Reptilia Corp has a strong firearms industry pedigree, with some of their personnel carrying prior brand affiliations from a number of the top names in the business, such as Magpul and Crye Precision. They produce a spectrum of weapon accessories for a variety of platforms, including AR-15s, precision rifles, and more. In particular, they are probably best known for their optics mount components and integral M-LOK weapon light bodies. Now they’ve introduced a new buttstock for the AR-15 platform, named the RECC•E Carbine Stock. Check out the RECC•E’s official product description below.

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NEW From KRG: Bravo Chassis for Ruger American and Savage Rifles

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Concealed Carry Corner: Carry Tips I Wish I Knew Sooner

Welcome back to this week’s edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about taking a second look at off-body carry. Most of you said you still would use off-body carry as a last resort which I can agree with. If you missed out on last week’s article, check it out here. This week I decided to look at a couple of the smaller things I wish I knew sooner when concealed carrying a firearm. It’s always super helpful to look at small tricks or topics that will improve your overall experience and ease of carrying. Let’s take a look at a few carry tips I wish I knew sooner.

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Concealed Carry Corner: A New Look At Off-Body Carry

Welcome back to another week in the Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about my top five carry guns if I could only have five for the rest of my life. If you missed out on last week’s article, be sure to check it out here. This week, I decided to talk about my experiences over the last few months with trying out more ways to carry off-body. I’ve talked about off-body carry in the past, but haven’t really given it a shot. I decided to give it another chance and over the last few years, I’ve actually come to realize that off-body carry does have a few great benefits depending on the situation. Let’s talk about how I started to take a new look at off-body carry,

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Stern Defense Rapid Attach Buttstock Adapter (RAB-AD)

Stern Defense have announced the availability of their  Rapid Attach Buttstock Adapter (RAB-AD) which was introduced at TriggrCon 2022. This device is installed on the AR-15 buffer tube and lower receiver allowing to quickly detach the two parts from each other for ease of transportation and storage.

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TFB Review: THROOM Targets – Affordable Ricochet-Free Reactive Targets

Reactive targets are a great way to spice up any firearms training session. Not only is it great fun but the instant results you get back from the target are a great way to hone your skills by providing you with quick feedback about your accuracy. Steel targets are undisputedly the most common and popular option for reactive targets and are used in virtually every shooting discipline to provide trainees, competitors, or those just having fun, with a fun visual and audible experience that can make shooting paper targets seem boring in comparison. However, steel targets are not without their drawbacks. For one, they are quite expensive, second, they’re super heavy and often require specialized rigging equipment to get set up further increasing the cost. Finally, steel targets even when set up correctly can still throw spall and ricochets back at you or those nearby causing injury. This is where the reactive targets from THROOM shine. THROOM is in the business of making high-quality polymer targets that are a safer and more affordable alternative to steel targets. THROOM Targets recently sent me some of their target kits to review so today I’ll take you through the process of what it’s like to set them up, and how they’ve held up over the last handful of months.

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New P365XL E SERIES Green Laser Sights Available from Viridian

Viridian Weapon Tech has announced yet another expansion of their popular E SERIES Green Laser sights, this time for the P365XL handgun from SIG Sauer. The P365XL E SERIES Green Laser Sight is designed to fit easily into the P365XL trigger guard and provide the user with 6 hours of useable battery life and ambidextrous on/off button and other convenient features that make it a great addition for those needing a laser aiming solution.

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Streamlight TLR-8 Sub Weapon Lights with Red/Green Lasers

Streamlight has added new Low Profile Tactical Lights with either red or green lasers suitable for subcompact handguns. The red laser version is named TLR-8 sub and the green laser is TLR-8 G sub. Both come with a 500-lumen light. Streamlight claims that the light runs for 1.5 hours and the laser for 11 hours, on a single CR123A lithium battery. Furthermore, the light has ambidextrous rear paddle controls, a strobe function, and comes with an IPX4 water-resistance rating.

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 32: Bipods For Your Favorite Rifle

Hello and welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 32! Bipods have been around nearly as long as firearms. Even primitive hand cannons made as far back as the 12th century have detailed records showing that these gargantuan blasters made use of simple poles or long sticks to stabilize the shooter’s position prior to the shot. Today we do pretty much the same thing (in some cases literally the same thing) but for most of us the trusty bipod has become a more nuanced piece of equipment with some people looking for the lightest possible option, and others looking for the toughest bipods that the planet has to offer. No matter what you’re after, we’ve compiled a handful of great options that are on sale so hopefully, you can round out your latest build with a simple piece of accurizing equipment that you can take with you anywhere your rifle goes.

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Holsters for Anderson KIGER-9C from DeSantis Gunhide

The new Anderson Manufacturing KIGER-9c compact pistol was released just a few days ago, and those who are looking for a holster for this pistol already have several options from DeSantis Gunhide. The Kiger-9C options include the Speed Scabbard, Inside Heat and Sof-Tuck, all described in detail below.

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New Holosun P.ID Series of Weaponlights

Holosun has a new P.ID series of weaponlights (the abbreviation stands for Positive IDentification). In total there are four new models Holosun P.ID line – the P.ID, P.ID HC, P.ID Plus, and P.ID Dual. All models are milled from 7075 aluminum and are anodized. The P.ID’s use white light, and will attach to any MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny accessory rail.

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New DeSantis IWB Holster for SIG P365 XMacro

Owners of the SIG P365 XMacro now have a new option for holstering, with the Slim-Tuk IWB from DeSantis. Made from Kydex, the Slim-Tuk is a minimal ambidextrous IWB holster with DeSantis’ tuck-able 360 C-Clip, for almost unlimited mounting options. For instance, you can reverse the carry from the right to the left hand. The tuckable C-Clips are made from strong nylon, with 360-degree adjustability. The retail price of this DeSantis IWB holster is $43.99.

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Autumn in Maine: GLOCK 29, SilencerCo Hybrid 45M, Kraken Case Company

We continue our Autumn in Maine series with a popular backcountry pistol chambered in 10mm. The GLOCK 29 is a compact version of the GLOCK 20, reducing the barrel, slide, and grip length enough to be more concealable than a full-sized handgun. Keep in mind that the GLOCK G29 is not as compact as its cousin the GLOCK 26 chambered in 9mm. It is a large frame GLOCK with a wide grip and will practically end any ideas you had of pocket carry. But in the northern states, where moose, bear, and other large animals can be a problem, most of us feel slightly under-gunned with a 9mm pistol.

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B&T USA USW-G Gets National Stock Number (NSN)

B&T USA has just announced that its Universal Service Weapon chassis for the Glock small frame pistols (USW-G) has been assigned a National Stock Number. The USW-G works with the Glock 17 and 19 pistols with standard rails (Gen 3-5), and can quickly convert the pistol to a configuration with a folding stock for improved stability – no tools required. The USW aluminum chassis is compatible with red dots sights like the Aimpoint ACRO, to increase hit probability. Any red dot mounted on the chassis will be non-reciprocating. Once a National Stock Number has been issued, it makes the procurement process easier for all NATO members and partner countries.

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EOTech's New OGL: On Gun Laser

On the recent Live Q or Die podcast, episode 88, Kevin Brittingham interviews Aaron Hampton on some new EOTech products. Near the end of the podcast, Aaron shows off their entry into the Multi-Function Aiming Laser (MFAL) world. The new EOTech OGL (On Gun Laser).

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TFB Review: The Magpul RLS – Rifleman Loop Sling

Most people use rifle slings to carry a long gun when their hands are busy with other things. Various trends have come and gone, such as the three-point and one-point slings. Another classic style of sling that is not as common today is the shooting sling, which secures around the arm to add tension and stability. Magpul added the Rifleman Loop Sling (RLS) to their lineup a few years back, which is an affordable shooting sling. So let’s take a look at how it works.

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D&L Sports 1911 Stand-Off Device

Stand-off devices for handguns are frame-mounted parts that form a shield in front of the muzzle to prevent the action from going out of battery when the muzzle of the gun is pressed against the target. There are multiple different stand-off devices for the most popular modern handguns, however, if you want to retrofit your 1911 with such a gadget, there are not too many options. Well, D&L Sports is one manufacturer that makes a dedicated 1911 stand-off device.

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Strike Industries Announces the OPPRESSOR Golf Ball Launcher

Strike Industries is well known for its highly stylized and innovative aftermarket firearms components like handguards, magazines, AR parts, and muzzle devices. One new muzzle device coming to the scene is the new OPPRESSOR Golf Ball Launcher – not exactly the most tactical thing to be released but fun nonetheless! Danny over at Strike Industries has given us a few more details and exclusive photos to tease the upcoming release of their exciting new muzzle device.

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Carry Gun Face-Off: PMM JTTC Comp Vs SIG Spectre Comp

With the advancements in carry guns today, there are some really interesting models coming to market as well as some really cool aftermarket options for the next generation carry guns. With all the options on the market, there have been some arguments online about which model performs better and what’s the best bang for your buck. The two guns we have in question are the SIG Sauer P365XL Spectre Comp and the Parker Mountain Machine JTTC compensated P365. Both guns are great choices for their own reasons but it’s time to see what works best in the P365 platform. Let’s take a closer look at these two guns and see what does better when looking at the PMM JTTC Comp vs SIG Spectre Comp.

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The Rimfire Report: CMMG Bravo 22LR AR-15 Conversion Kit

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all bout the rimfire firearm world and its many firearms, ammunitions, shooting sports, and history! Last time on The Rimfire Report we took a look at the very budget-friendly Heritage Arms Rough Rider 22 caliber rimfire revolver. That little revolver is apparently one of the best-kept secrets of the rimfire world as many of you have had similar enjoyable results as I did while shooting the revolver. However, when it comes to modern arms and training, nothing is quite as ubiquitous or common as America’s rifle, the AR15. Pete’s September 3rd SILENCER SATURDAY featured a full-auto CMMG 22LR AR-15 conversion kit. Humorously enough, I had already planned to do a review and overview of the CMMG Bravo 22LR AR-15 Conversion Kit for Rimfire Report and if it hadn’t been Labor Day weekend, you all would have gotten a double dose of CCMG rimfire goodness. Unfortunately, our overview today will be a much milder, semi-auto look at the conversion kit but the same warning that Pete aired last week will be aired here – be careful, this conversion kit is sure to bring a smile to your face.

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