The Kinetic Development Group SIDELOK™ optics mount for the Trijicon MRO is now in stock!
The SIDELOK MRO mount allows the user to achieve a lower 1/3 co-witness with flip up iron sights when mounted on the AR-15 or M4 carbine.
This lightweight aluminum mount uses KDG’s SIDELOK (pat. Pending) cam lock system to attach to picatinny rails instantly. With no tools needed to attach the mount, the user simply rocks their setup onto the chosen mounting space, and down onto the rail. Once pressed down, the MRO mount self-locks, and the optic can be zeroed in the usual fashion. Removal is equally fast, and can be accomplished with one hand even while wearing gloves.
Product showcases the first integration of Seek’s CompactXR thermal image camera into a night vision scope at a price point of less than $500.
Inteliscope LLC has announced that it is now shipping the patented Inteliscope PRO+ Rifle Mount for Seek Thermal’s award-winning CompactXR thermal imaging camera. Inteliscope is the first company to integrate the Compact XR into a night vision scope at a price point of $497.
Seek’s CompactXR can detect temperatures from -40° up to 626° Fahrenheit, with the ability to detect heat up to 1,800 feet away. The $497 Inteliscope PRO+ Rifle Mount bundle provides a quality night vision experience for a fraction of the cost of stand-alone units.
The Scarging handle fits both 5.56 and 7.62 NATO versions of the SCAR, and installs in seconds.
Designed by KDG’s Nathan Murr (A USMC veteran, and inventor of the GripStop), there was heavy input from operators in the field during the development process. The new design was focused on addressing the reported user complaints surrounding the factory FNH SCAR charging handle and its performance during hard use.
The radius-faced design, and swept geometry of the Scarging Handle allows the user to achieve a more solid grasp when manipulating the bolt. This allows for easier charging, clearing of stoppages, and administratively locking the firearm bolt to the rear. The shooter can choose between left or right side installation to match their hand dominance, and can rotate the Scarging Handle to either downward or upward sweep.
The downward sweep protects the hand from “busted knuckles” due to optics mounts by keeping it down and away from the weapon’s top. This also has the added benefit of additional leverage gained, and increased grasping surface for larger hands or when wearing gloves. The Scarging handle can alternatively be installed with the curve upward, which provides the user a slick side receiver to prevent snagging or “SCAR Thumb” (i.e. having the reciprocating charging handle strike your hand when using a magwell hold or unconventional shooting method).
Well, this video should really be titled ‘Some of the Guns of Star Wars’, but its still good.
As any serious fan knows, part of the reason why the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy had a certain realistic look in terms of it armory was because most (if not all) of the on-screen weaponry was based on real-steel firearms. Such classics as the German MG34, STG-44, and C-96 as well as the British Sterling SMG, Lee-Enfield rifle, Lewis LMG, Webley and Scott 37mm Flare Gun and even the rare BSA EMC (‘Experimental Machine Carbine’) from 1949 all make an appearance in the films.
This video from Full30.com showcases live-firing versions of 3 of the classic German small arms used as props in the films…
New, state of the art MARS-L weapons system for NZDF personnel
“The Minister has announced today that our Defence Force personnel will be getting a new, high-tech individual weapon fit for our modern Defence Force to replace our ageing Steyr rifles. This is a major step in ensuring our enhanced combat capability by 2020,” says the Chief of Defence Force, LTGEN Tim Keating.
“Our professional soldiers are at the core of our land-based military capability. Having the right personal weapon is a fundamental requirement of this role. Thorough testing was carried out by NZDF users to ensure our personnel are equipped with the right weapon for any operational situation. This testing involved personnel from all Services and included males and females.
“The MARS-L weapons system is state of the art, and features open architecture which means modern sights and other ancillaries can be mounted on it. It can also be adjusted to fit the user. It provides excellent performance and during testing our users found it simple, light and easy to use well.
The new weapon will be used by all three of our Services and by our Special Forces, and I’m sure our personnel will be very pleased to hear what they’ll be equipped with in the future. Training will be carried out during 2016 as the weapons are introduced into service next year, with deliveries completed in 2017.”
The new MARS-L is a gas piston driven derivative of the M4 developed by LMT and was selected as the winner in a competition that also featured entries from H&K, Colt Canada, FN Herstal, Beretta, CZ, and Steyr Mannlicher.
Click here to see the weapon in action https://youtu.be/HdOE65hxvRQ