[SHOT 2024] Aimtech Shows New M-LOK Compatible Pan-and-Pivot Bipods

At SHOT Show 2024, Aimtech showcased two new additions to its lineup of bipods. The offerings included a fresh entry in the Pan-and-Pivot series and a Warhammer-series bipod designed for an M-LOK stud mounting system.

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The Truckee Beretta 1301 Forend from Mesa Tactical

Adding to the list of available accessories for the Beretta 1301 is the newest offering from Mesa Tactical – the Truckee forend. This M-LOK equipped forend is made from 6000 series aluminum, and high-temperature glass-filled nylon polymer end caps for durability, and provides the shooter with easy installation and removal for routine maintenance. If you’re looking for an easy way to start adding lights, lasers, and other attachments to your favorite semi-auto shotgun – the Truckee seems like a good place to start.

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Midwest Industries' New Rossi and Winchester Lever-Action Handguards

The trend of modernizing and updating the lever-action gun is seriously starting to take off with all sorts of great aftermarket parts that allow the attachment of virtually any type of accessory to your favorite lever gun. Midwest Industries has just announced their latest M-LOK handguard for Rossi and Winchester lever-action firearms. This new handguard like others in the lever-gun series is made from the 6061 hard coat anodized aluminum and features plenty of M-LOK sections for mounting accessories.

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DSEI Japan 2023: JGSDF's New Howa Type 20 Rifle on Display

Japan’s Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) showcased the Japan Ground Self Defense Force’s (JGSDF) latest standard-issue rifle, the Type 20 Howa at the DSEI Japan expo held in Chiba from 15 to 17 March. Overt Defense was able to speak with Howa’s Firearms and Ammunitions Department Deputy General Manager Kazuhiro Kimura, JGSDF light weapons instructor Master Sgt. Kentaro Ota, and with Engineer Yuichi Omote from Asahi-Seki’s Ammunition & Precision Engineering Division about the rifle. Asahi-Seiki is the company responsible for the new 5.56x45mm J3 cartridge which is fired by the rifle.

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Samson Manufacturing Introduces M-LOK AK-47 K-Rail

New Hampshire-based Samson Manufacturing produces a healthy list of firearms components and accessories. While the AR-15 features strongly in their lineup, with a variety of handguards, iron sights, and more on offer for it, their catalog touches plenty of other firearm types as well. From folding stocks for Ruger 10/22s and Mini-14s to rails for MP5 clones, to comps for pistols and PCCs, there’s a little bit of something for nearly everyone. AK shooters are no exception, with a smattering of sight rails and other parts available, and now the company has added a new Kalashnikov offering to their arsenal, if you’re into modernizing Mikhail’s classic design. Get the details on their new AK-47 M-LOK handguard in the press release below.

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Ukrainian KPYK Krinkov M-LOK Handguards

In 2019 this author had a chance to review an AK handguard made by the Ukrainian company KPYK and was really impressed by the quality and design of that product. The company has recently announced an expansion of that AK handguard line with the addition of two new aluminum M-LOK handguards designed for the AKS-74U. Let’s take a closer look at the new KPYK Krinkov handguards.

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Redi-Edge Redi-Lok M-LOK Knife Sharpener

Redi-Edge, a manufacturer of knife sharpeners, has introduced an M-LOK compatible knife sharpening tool called Redi-Lok. This gadget can be attached to an M-LOK slot allowing you to sharpen your knives right on your weapon! Why would anyone need a knife sharpener on their gun? Let’s see if we can find the answer in the company’s description of this product.

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New Arisaka Defense 40 Adapter and DSSM M-LOK Light Mount

Arisaka Defense has some of the best aftermarket products when it comes to bolting stuff onto your rifles. New for the month of May is their new Dual Side Scout Mount (DSSM-M) and their M-LOK to M-LOK Adapter 40° MMA40 mount. Each of these allows you to customize and open up your rifle to more lighting and switching options so you can have it running just the way you like it.

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New Midwest Industries M-LOK G2 Handguards for Henry Lever-Action Rifles

If you’re ready to deck out your lever action in all the latest tactical gear, then you might be interested to hear that Midwest Industries has launched their new M-LOK G2 Handguards for Henry lever action rifles. The new set of M-LOK G2 handguards will cover most Henry lever action rifles that don’t feature barrel bands like the Henry Model X.

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Rifle Is Not Fine! New Clawgear AK47 Slick M-LOK Handguards

Dear reader, your rifle is one of the millions. It is designed to be easy to manufacture, operate, and maintain. And it is battle proven through decades of conflicts in all types of terrain and climates. Your AK47 has everything you need to be victorious! Everything except for a way to attach that new capitalist M-LOK weaponlight and VFG. Not to worry, the new Clawgear AK47 Slick handguards have you covered.

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Henry Lever Action Extended Sight Systems From Midwest Industries

Midwest Industries has just announced their Extended Sight Systems for Henry lever action X Models, which brings the rear sight back onto the receiver, rather than Henry’s factory location on top of the barrel. Midwest Industries’ Extended Sight Systems include an aluminum handguard rail with M-LOK slots and a 16-inch top Picatinny rail, a front and rear sight, a 5-slot Picatinny rail section, and a sling swivel. Without having a Henry X Model lever action, I estimate that the Extended Sight System provides an extra six inches to the overall sight radius. The full press release can be read below.

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Midwest Industries Releases NEW Marlin Extended Sight System

I don’t know a single person who doesn’t think lever-action firearms are cool. There has been a recent trend of lever-action guns receiving the modern treatment. Midwest Industries has put to market several products meant to modernize your lever gun. The most recent, intended for Marlin 1895 rifles, is the Marlin Extended Sight System.

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NEW Midwest Industries MI-CRM17XR AR-15 Free Float Rail

There’s a chance you’ve seen an image or three of an AR-15 railed handguard that’s been split apart from being too close to a muzzle brake. Enter the new Midwest Industries MI-CRM17XR handguard, designed to stretch out flush with a muzzle device, while giving the percussive blast a wide berth. The MI-CRM17XR handguard is 17.5 inches long and includes a wide array of M-LOK mounting points and a full-length Picatinny top rail, all of which allow for a long sight radius for irons and an unhindered weapon light beam. Midwest Industries’ specifications can be read below.

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Walker Defense Releases NILE Silicon Carbide M-Lok Rail Panels

Accessory rails are more common than ever on modern sporting arms. While these rails offer many advantages, (including the mounting of foregrips, lights, and laser aiming modules) there are also a few drawbacks. Aluminum rails can heat up quickly and they don’t always offer a positive grip with sweaty or wet hands. Enter Walker Defense Systems with their NILE Silicon Carbide M-Lok Rail Panels.

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NEW Strike Industries Long & Short M-LOK Cable Management Covers

As we add more and more crap onto the handguard of our carbines, things can get a bit messy. Most of what we attach is electronic in nature: weapon lights, IR devices, marital aides, etc. Many of these also have cables. If you run an M-LOK handguard and need some help keeping your cables organized, Strike Industries has been including cable management functions into their accessories. The most recent additions to Strike’s line of CMS (Cable Management System) are the long and short M-LOK Cable Management Covers.

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