By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
March 22, 2018
DefenseReview’s (DR) done quite a bit of reporting on Midwest Industries (MI) products (see “Related Articles” section below), and for good reason. They work, they look good, they’re high-quality, and they’re priced correctly. Basically, they’re awesome. So, we always make sure to stop by their booth at SHOT Show to check out the latest and greatest.
The first thing we were shown at their booth at SHOT Show 2018 is the new MI L-LOK Tactical Handguard/Rail System for the FN M249 LMG/SAW for mounting all your accessories (vertical fore grips, tactical white lights and infrared illuminators, lasers, etc.), and still allowing you to fold carry handle in the down position, and fold a bi-pod, tri-pod or other mount. It’s compatible with M122, M192 tripods and Pintle mounts. It’s pretty slick, as you can see in DR’s video below, and it’s made right here in the USA. So, it’s Berry Compliant.
Here’s all the detailed info on it, right fromt the Midwest Industries website:
“- Simple installation that requires zero modifications
– All installation hardware and tools are included for installation that can be done in the field
– Constructed of 6061 aluminum hard coat anodized and blackened stainless screws for corrosion resistance
– A faceted bottom shape for a great ergonomic feel
– A rock solid modular mounting platform for lights and laser aiming devices
– Includes two MI aluminum M-Lok rail sections
– Allows the use of a forward vertical grips
– Does not interfere with multiple barrel change
– Can still be used with M122, M192 tripods and Pintle mounts
– Allows carry handle to be folded in the down position
– Allows for bipod to be folded and locked
– Features 29 full M-Lok slots and 2 half slots
– Dimensions: Length 7.625 Width 3.400 Weight 11.7 oz
– 100% made in the U.S.A.”
Company Contact Info:
Midwest Industries, Inc (MI)
W292S4498 Hillside Rd.
Waukesha, WI 53189
Email Contact Page: http://www.midwestindustriesinc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.display&page_id=33
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