POTD: SIG Sauer P322 .22LR – A-Tec Wave Carbon Suppressor

You’re watching and reading TFB’s Photo Of The Day, and we’re guessing you clicked on this article to get some more details? Well, here we go. The pistol is a SIG Sauer P322 chambered in .22LR. It’s a pistol which, in my experience, is not so well known. I was about to get a Glock 44 .22LR, and had literally made up my mind when I was lucky to discover the SIG. This is my first SIG handgun, a fun little plinker that doesn’t make a lot of sounds when configured like this. It holds 20+1 rounds, and the slide takes a red dot.

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DeSantis Releases the Persuader IWB Holster for Glock Pistols

Introducing the #213 Persuader, Desantis Gunhide’s ultimate inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster designed to meet the demanding needs of law enforcement agencies, armed forces, and competition shooters. While DeSantis normally deals with leather holsters, this premium thermoformed polymer holster is a new option from DeSantis that allows for maximum customization for greater concealment and comfort. With its sleek carbon fiber finish and adjustable and modular features, the Persuader offers shooters a wide range of adaptability in a fairly affordable package.

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[SHOT 2023] New Manners Composite Stocks Pro Hunter

Manners Composite Stocks introduced their new Pro Hunter lightweight carbon fiber rifle stock at SHOT Show 2023. The Pro Hunter blends features of long-range and tactical stocks with features popular on hunting stocks.

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Fierce Firearms MTN REAPER Bolt Action Rifle

Fierce Firearms has introduced a new lighter-weight version of their Reaper bolt action rifle dubbed MTN Reaper. The lightest configuration of the MTN Reaper rifle (short action with 18″ barrel) weighs 5.8lbs. The weight reduction is achieved by using a titanium action, magnesium alloy chassis, carbon fiber wrapped barrel as well as carbon fiber stock and handguard.

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Merkel HELIX CARBON Straight-Pull Bolt Action Rifle

The latest addition to Merkel’s Helix line of rifles is the Merkel Helix Carbon. As its name implies, the new Helix Carbon features carbon fiber furniture which is what sets it apart from its siblings in the Helix family. Let’s take a closer look.

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[SHOT 2022] New Rifles From Bergara and CVA

Bergara and CVA (a sister company) released new models in their lineups of bolt action rifles. Bergara has three new models in their Premier series, which is their higher-tier product line. The MgLite pairs Bergara’s new line of Cure carbon fiber wrapped barrels with a magnesium XLR Element chassis. This combination makes for a chassis rifle weighing less than 7 pounds.

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[ADIHEX 2021] FBT – Fine Ballistic Tools from Austria

At the last edition of ADIHEX, we discovered the Austrian company FBT – Fine Ballistic Tools. We had a brief look at their custom carbon fiber stocks and innovative suppressors. We can now see they’ve not been idle in these two years.

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Carbon Fiber Hexmags Available from Sentry Tactical

For many years, the AR-15 magazine game was overwhelmingly split between two main options. You could have regular metal GI mags, which were cheap and plentiful, or Magpul PMAGs, which were widely considered a functional upgrade, and not much else. In recent years, however, some challengers have arisen. While those big two still hold the lion’s share of the market, it’s become increasingly common of late to see shooters employ alternatives, like translucent Lancer mags or Hexmags with their signature “Hexture” surface design.

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Gunwerks THE CUT Lightweight Bolt Action Rifle

Skunkwerks, the special projects division of Gunwerks, came up with another limited-edition wonder rifle called The CUT. The goal of Skunkwerks engineers when creating The CUT was to design the lightest possible version of the Gunwerks ClymR rifle without compromising its strength and integrity. They extensively used lightweight materials and lightened/skeletonized parts, however, in Gunwerks’ own words, they cut material, not performance. Let’s take a closer look.

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Fierce Firearms CT RIVAL Bolt Action Rifle

Fierce Firearms has released a new flagship version of their Rival bolt action rifle called CT Rival. The new rifle features a carbon fiber stock and titanium action which reduce the overall weight making it “the lightest hard-working rifle in the Fierce lineup” as described by Fierce Firearms. Depending on the caliber, CT Rival weighs 5.8 – 6.2 lbs which is 0.7 lbs less on both extremes of the weight range compared to the 6.5 – 6.9 lbs weight of standard Rival rifles. Let’s see what other features the CT Rival packs.

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SAUER Introduces Ultralight S101 Highland XTC Carbon-Fiber Rifle

J. P. Sauer & Sohn, or Sauer for short, is a German firearm manufacturer with a long tradition in manufacturing hunting guns. While sticking to time tested formats such as bolt action rifles and double barrel shotguns, the designers at Sauer, now part of the Blaser Group, don’t shy away from trying modern solutions. One such example is the S101 Highland XTC rifle with carbon fiber stock.

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Black Collar Arms Forged Carbon Fiber Components

Forged Carbon Fiber is a cool looking composite material that gained some notoriety for its use in supercars, fancy sports equipment and high-level watches. It was just a matter of time before we could see it applied to firearms and Black Collar Arms, of Pork Sword fame, are the first to bring it to us. Specifically, they are starting with a gorgeous one-piece scope mount, and more is in the works.

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[SHOT 2020] CROM USA CR-50 A .50BMG AR And Bullet Proof Carbon Fiber Armor

CROM USA are the guys behind the Ruger PCC chassis and the infamous .500BLK cartridge and rifle.  This year CROM USA brought out something new, their CR-50. It is an AR-style rifle chambered in .50BMG. And they have expanded their bullet proof carbon fiber armor.

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[SHOT 2020] A Carbon Fiber Glock? The Ultralight Culper Precision Atomic 6

In this episode of TFBTV’s SHOT Show 2020 coverage, James Reeves talks to the guys at Culper Precision about their new Atomic 6 carbon fiber Glock-type pistol. This is basically a Gen 3 Glock 19 but with as much carbon fiber as you can put on a Glock 19. It weighs a mere 15 ounces – as much as an Airweight S&W .38 revolver. Check this video for more details.

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TFB Review: Colorado Tripod – Series 2 Centennial Carbon Fiber Tripod

Shooters have been utilizing camera tripods as shooting rests for a while now. The camera industry, as well as the firearm industry, has made the jump to carbon fiber to make lighter and stronger components. We will take a look at a relatively new-comer to the firearm tripod market. Colorado Tripod and their Series 2 Millennium carbon fiber tripod.

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