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MasterPiece Arms Introduces New MPAR 6.8 Rifle

MasterPiece Arms, manufacturers of the MPA MAC Line of pistols, carbines, suppressors and MPAR Rifles, unveiled the new MPAR 6.8 rifle at the 2014 SHOT Show.

The MPAR 6.8 rifle is an auto-loading rifle with a short stroke piston design and a lightweight, two-piece aluminum handguard with user located Picatinny rails and QD Mount. The MPAR 6.8 features an innovative front handguard cap to keep debris out of the internals of the handguards and providing strength and stability to the assembly.

The MPAR 6.8 rifle will also contain a side folding 6-position polymer buttstock, locked bolt action and a side charging, non-reciprocating handle with forward-assist. The rifle also features a full-length top rail and a 16-inch barrel with a 4 groove 1:11 twist. Disassembly will be very user friendly, both for access to the internals of the weapon, as well as the piston assembly housed in the front handguard.

MPAR 6.8 CamoThe MPAR 6.8 will be finished in a durable, corrosion resistant black phosphate hard coat black anodized finish or an ATACS coating is optional. It will be made available for purchase in the first quarter of 2014.

MSRP is $1103 with Vista Camo Coating and $1028 with Black Phosphate Coating.

SHOT Show 2014 – Battle of the Bullpups

I think most of you have probably already seen that SHOT Show 2014 opened a new front in the ongoing “camo wars”, but what you might not have noticed is that it could also be dubbed “The Battle of the Bullpups”.

First up, the Grand-daddy of them all – the Steyr AUG.  The Steyr company is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, the selective-fire AUG A1 first entered service with the Austrian Army in 1978, and this year sees the introduction of the semi-auto AUG/A3 for the US civilian market.

DSCN0992As you can see in the photo above, the US-civvie market A3 uses standard AUG magazines (that allegedly sell for approximately $18-20 each – depending upon the retailer), it uses a one-piece upper receiver / railed optic manufactured by VLTOR, and has a lower / forward rail for mounting accessories or a vertical grip.

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Tacprogear STASH Pack for Emergency Gear Carry Needs

The Tacprogear STASH pack rapidly deploys from a small packed position into a mid-size back pack when opened.

Originally designed for Tier One operators for evidence collection during raids on high value target locations in the Middle East, the Tacprogear STASH Pack packs small at 6″ x 6″ and when fully deployed opens up to an 8″ deep x 14″ wide and 19″ high ruck-style pack.



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How Big Is The SHOT Show?

In case you couldn’t tell, we’re ramping up for the SHOT Show next week in Las Vegas, Nevada….  ;-)

But, while everybody knows that its big – do you realize just how HUGE it really is?  Thanks to an infographic put together by the NSSF recently, you can see for yourself.

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MasterPiece Arms Unveils the MPA 308BA Rifle for 2014

MasterPiece Arms, manufacturers of the MPA MAC Line of pistols, carbines, suppressors and MPAR Rifles, suppressors and MPAR Rifles, proudly announces their first bolt-action .308: the MPA 308BA.

The 308BA is built on an MPA tactical aluminum chassis with a Remington 700 type bolt design with a Stiller’s Precision TAC Series action. This is the first MPA rifle incorporating a Spencer Precision barrel since MPA purchased the company in 2013.

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