German Special Forces Get The Wilcox RAAM-GSS – Grenadier Sighting System

The German Special Forces has awarded Wilcox Industries together with their German partner IEA Mil-Optics GmbH a contract to supply the Rapid Acquisition Aiming Module – Grenadier Sighting System (RAAM-GSS). The Wilcox RAAM-GSS has been developed to increase hit probability for grenade launchers.

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POTD: The Noveske 8.125″ 9mm Crye Baby

Welcome to another Photo Of The Day! Today we’re looking at an amazing auction thanks to companies like Noveske, CGS, Irregular Defense, Wilcox and Aimpoint. This is a Noveske 8.125″ 9mm in a custom Flecktarn Cerakote with a CGS Mod 9X Silencer, Irregular Defense OMM Micro Mount and a Irregular Defense Feer Riser. The laser is a Wilcox Raid XE and the red dot is an Aimpoint Comp M5 Red Dot.

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Two Years in the Making: The Wilcox RAID Xe Aiming/Illumination Device

IR laser aiming and illumination devices are becoming more and more popular every year in the civilian market. Originally developed for military and law enforcement, Wilcox has announced that they will be making the RAID Xe commercially available. The RAID Xe is an update to the original RAID X that features a few minor changes to the housing and the control switch to allow for multiple mode activation options as well as allow the user to offset mount the device when rail space is limited.

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What is the (Incredibly Rare) Steyr G62 Assault Rifle?

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is with Brian Marshall of the Steyr Academy to shoot and chat about the Steyr G62 – basically, the H&K G36 perfected. The Heckler & Koch G36 is an amazing modern assault rifle, but Steyr – in collaboration with H&K, Wilcox, and Corax Defence – has improved upon the original H&K G36 design to make what could be the perfect assault rifle. The G62 takes the G36 and replaces the polymer receiver with a light and tough alloy, adds a Steyr match-grade barrel, and includes optional STANAG/AR-15 style magazine compatibility and a powered smart rail with optional accessories and optics. Check today’s video, or read the article from TFB Editor, Matt Moss of The Armourer’s Bench here: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2021/06/14/the-g62-steyrs-improved-hk-g36/

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FIRST LOOK: Steyr & Wilcox's G62

TFB travelled to the UK’s largest defense exposition, Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), where we took a look at some of the newest small arms technology. One of the first stands we headed to was Steyr’s in the hopes of getting a look at their improved G36 – the G62.

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The G62 – Steyr's Improved HK G36

When we think of the Heckler & Koch G36, we might immediately think of the issues with heat dissipation which saw the Bundeswehr launch its (still) ongoing search for a new service rifle. For some time there have been murmurings that Steyr were working on an improved version of the G36 – it turns out the rumours were true. Steyr Arms, in conjunction with Wilcox and US-based Corax Defence, have announced the development of the G62 – an upgrade kit for the G36. In fact, Steyr’s key claim is that they’re “turning a good rifle into the best rifle on the market”. The G62 is not a new rifle, instead, it replaces key architecture.

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Friday Night Lights: WILCOX MAD AN/PEQ-7

It’s Friday night and you know what that means. We are sponsored by ATN Corp, manufacturers of night vision and thermal optics like the THOR LT. As with all of our sponsored series, Friday Night Lights will continue to bring you unbiased news and reviews from a variety of companies. Today have a blast from the past. The WILCOX MAD AN/PEQ-7 is an all-in-one Multi-Function Aiming Laser. It predates the RAPTAR and certainly the RAID-X which both find their roots in the PEQ-7.

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Wilcox and Steyr Offers Solutions for the Heckler & Koch G36

Armies and Police Forces looking to upgrade their Heckler & Koch G36 rifles now have an option from Wilcox and Steyr Arms.

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Night Observation Devices, Mount Up! – Various NOD Mount Review

For this week’s edition of Friday Night Lights, we will take a look at the various accessories to attach night observation devices (NODs) for helmet worn applications. There are quite a lot of options. Some are extremely basic while others have a whole host of features to adjust your NODs to your eyes. Let’s take a closer look at the common ones most people use. Get ready for an extremely photo heavy detailed review so sit down and buckle up. Night Observation Devices, Mount Up!

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Night Vision Optic Risers – To See Better With

Shooting with an optic especially with a red dot is one of the best advancements for the AR platform. There is a whole world of optics and mounts to shoot a red dot with your AR but there are some that are specially made for use with night vision. These night vision optic risers elevate your optic and shooting experience when shooting in the dark with NODs (Night Observation Device).

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Could Spain's G36s Be Upgraded by Steyr Arms?

In the late 1990s, the Spanish Army followed the Bundeswehr’s lead and adopted the Heckler & Koch G36 to replace their 5.56x45mm CETME Model LC. The G36E has been in service ever since with over 70,000 used by the Spanish military and police.

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: 2019 SHOT Show Roundup

In this week’s installment of Friday Night Lights, I will recap some of the honorable mentions at SHOT Show. This 2019 Shot Show Roundup will showcase items regarding the latest in night vision, lights, and lasers.

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Review: Wilcox RAPTAR Lite ES – Weapon Light/Laser

Wilcox is synonymous with night vision. They are one of the leaders of night vision accessories and have been making weapon lights and lasers for decades. Their Wilcox RAPTAR came out a few years ago as a laser pointer and laser rangefinder. However, the RAPTAR is rather expensive. So Wilcox decided to make an entry-level version without the laser range finder and replaced it with a visible white light. The RAPTAR LITE ES was born.

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Beamshot "Insider" – Multi-Function Laser Light System and NATO Powered Rail

Background: You may remember NATO’s “Powered Rail Team”, consisting of 10 nations with the common goal of bringing forward a STANAG (NATO standardization document) for a Powered Accessory Rail for small firearms? Think a Picatinny rail, but with power inside for your lamp, laser, sights etc.

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Wilcox rail system with embedded circuts

Wilco exhibited their embedded circuit rail system for the HK45 and HK 416 at ASAS. The fore grip can then be used to control all the accessories without wires. Very clever. SMGLee took some photos:

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