MD Labs Introduces Hard Use “Operator” 1911 Pistol.

The mad(or should I say "Mad Dog"?) scientists over at MD Labs have just come out with their custom "Operator" single-stack 1911. The "Operator" is one of their "Hard Use" custom offerings. Basically, the goal behind this gun is to provide the end user with a single-stack 1911 that’s as close to indestructable as possible. To do this, Kevin McClung …

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New SIMUNITION® Drop-In/Replacement Kits for Glocks.

This was my first stop at TREXPO East, since it was located inside Tactical & Survival Specialties Inc.’s area, at the front of the hall. SNC Technologies Inc. (SNC TEC), a Canadian company, is, of course, famous for their line of specialty training ammunition and marking cartridges. In fact, they’re currently the industry leader in this field. Lou Solis, SIMUNITION®’s …

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LSS by C-MORE Adds a Little Shotgun to Your Rifle.

Everyone who knows anything about optical sights, knows the name C-MORE. However, I went to C-MORE’s booth at TREXPO East for one reason, and one reaon only, to view and handle something I had only seen in pictures up to this point. It’s called LSS, and it’s one of the coolest little "accessory" products I’ve seen in awhile. LSS stands …

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Ultimax 100 LMG Now Being Marketed in the U.S. by Class III Supply.

Class III Supply, out of Hermitage, PA, is now marketing what is definitely the lightest, and probably the best 5.56/.223 light machine gun in the world, currently in production. Designed by the great Jim Sullivan(who is still alive, by the way), and manufactured by ST Kinetics out of Singapore, the Ultimax 100 5.56 LMG is gas operated and uses the …

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Meet FN’s New Pistols. Poppa’s Got a Brand New Bag.

FN has a bunch of new pistols on the table. Perhaps most importantly, they’ve just re-introduced the classic Hi-Power Pistol in Mk III configuration. This, of course, used to be known as the Browning Hi-Power Mk III, but Browning’s name will no longer be on the gun. Now, it’s called the FN HP-SA. FN is apparently working with members of …

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Beretta Billenium Pistol on the Way.

For all those Beretta fans out there, Beretta will be releasing their Billenium limited edition very soon. Limited to no more than 2,000 units worldwide, the pistol will be a single action 9mm(w/sweep-down frame-mounted safety) and of all steel construction, with a skeletonized hammer and checkered front and back strap. It will also feature a nickel alloy surface, carbon fiber …

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Press Update on FN Herstal’s F2000 assault rifle.

Global Defense Review, a high quality defense industry print publication, has an informative article on FN’s brand new F2000 assault rifle. It’s worth taking a look at. DefRev’s editor-in-chief, yours truly, cannot WAIT to take this new ultra-modern weapon out for a test drive. Let’s just hope it performs as well as it looks! Click here to read Global Defence …

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FN P90 PDW at TREXPO East

by David Crane [email protected] The highlight for me at FN’s booth was getting to handle the P90 PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) and FiveseveN Pistol. Please notice that I did not say “submachinegun”, when speaking of the P90. That’s because the FN P90 PDW fires a proprietary 5.7x28mm projectile that is really closer to a small rifle round, than a pistol …

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ITT Night Vision: TREXPO East

I must admit that I mention ITT solely on the basis that I was simply blown away by the technology during a demonstration inside their their demonstration trailer(at TREXPO East), rather than their products being anything “new”. The only really new thing about ITT’s products is their most advanced intensifier tube, called “The Pinnacle”, that now goes beyond Gen III+. …

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ST Kinetics SAR-21 at TREXPO East

Class III Supply, out of Hermitage, PA, is the exclusive importer of the ST Kinetics SAR-21 rifle from Singapore. The SAR-21 is a brand new state of the art bullpup assault rifle in 5.56mm, that will be going head to head with the Israeli TAR-21(Tavor) bullpup rifle, and all other modern 5.56 assault rifles on the world market. Judging by …

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EOTech Electro-Optics Technologies at TREXPO East

The EOTech “HOLOgraphic Diffraction Sight” (HDS) is beyond a doubt the highest-speed, lowest-drag optical sight for tactical shoulder weapons that is currently available. Utilizing the same technology as the Heads-Up Display (HUD) in modern fighter jets, the HDS projects a red holographic circular reticle with center dot directly onto the target. This is very different from standard red dot and …

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Guntek at TREXPO East

Tom Kivlehan used to be the chief armorer for the Marine Corp’s MEU SOC unit. In fact, Tom was in charge of building the Marine Corps’ famous MEU SOC 1911 .45’s, as well as all their sniper rifles. Since leaving the Corps several years ago, Tom has started his own company in Stafford Virginia, called Guntek, and now uses his …

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Pinnacle Armor Makes Big Splash at TREXPO East

Think of a bullet-resistant vest designed for police and miltary, capable of defeating 5.56 and .308 full metal jacket rounds, and even AP sabot rounds, like Winchester/Olin’s SLAP .308 and Bofors Carl Gustaf’s XM995 5.56 and XM993 .308. Please realize that I’m not talking about a vest that utilizes a hard tactical chest plate. I’m talking about a vest whose …

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