New AR Red Dots from Vortex
The new 22mm SPARC AR $259 measures 2.9 inches long and weighs 7.5 oz. with its single AAA battery installed. It features a 2 MOA red dot with ten illumination settings, 1X magnification, built-in lens caps, rear-facing power and illumination controls, single-piece machined aluminum chassis, multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces and nitrogen gas purging with O-ring seals for fogproof, waterproof, shockproof performance. It offers unlimited eye relief and comes with a an integral Picatinny rail mount with a spacer shim that can be utilized to provide two different mounting heights: lower 1/3 co-witness (40mm) and absolute co-witness (37mm). The other new AR red dot is the Spitfire AR ($349). At 4.3 inches in length and weighing 11.2 oz., it’s bigger than the SPARC, but offers a 25mm objective lens and a 79 foot field of view at 100 yards. It also features 12 illumination settings, flip-up lens covers and all of the other features of the SPARC. Contact Vortex Optics, Dept. OT; Tel.: (800) 426-0048; Web: www.vortexoptics.com
SB Tactical SIG MPX Pistol Stabilizing Brace
SB Tactical, inventors and manufacturers of the Pistol Stabilizing Brace, have received approval from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) for two new adjustable models specifically designed for the SIG MPX ($249.99) and SIG SBPDW ($299.99).
SB Tactical is the manufacturer of the SBX and SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Braces sold exclusively by Sig Sauer. Our evaluation sample was the MPX model. It weighs 17 oz. and measures 8.75 inches in overall length. Its three adjustment positions put the heel (as in “butt pad”) 4, 6 and 8 inches, respectively, from the rear of the MPX receiver. Pressing in on a positive locking button on top permits instant length adjustment. The split rubber arm brace at the rear tapers from 1.5 to 2.25 inches in thickness, measures 4.5 inches in height and is secured to the arm via a 1-inch wide Velcro strap. Contact SB Tactical, Dept. OT; Tel.: (603) 793-6411; Web: HYPERLINK “http://www.sb-tactical.com” www.sb-tactical.com
AXTS Raptor Freedom Bone Charging Handle
AXTS, the makers of arguably one of the best charging handles in the market, has decided to take their Raptor design to the next stage of evolution. Made in the USA and machined from aircraft-grade 7075 aluminum, the Raptor Freedom Bone ambidextrous charging handle takes all the outstanding features and design elements we love from the Raptor, but adds ports to the shaft to redirect gas blowback. This makes shooting with a suppressed gun a much more comfortable, enjoyable and way-less-distracting experience. If you shoot suppressed, we consider the Raptor Freedom Bone to be an On Target must-have component. You can get yours ($109.95) at your local AXTS retailer. Contact AXTS Weapons, Dept. OT; Tel.: (503) 893-AXTS; Web: www.axtsweapons.com
PAK-rite Custom Pelican Case Foam
For some, simply encasing their firearm is not enough. When you reach that level you need to call Morgan at PAK-rite to take your Pelican case to the next level. PAK-rite has developed an advanced protective foam called Xcellotrast, which is available in multiple colors and custom water-jet-cut to meet you exact needs. In our testing this material not only offer the highest level of protection for high-end firearms, but does so without absorbing moisture like traditional foam. Xcellotrast’s extra rigid cellular structure will not go soft and break down like traditional foam, meaning that it’s the only foam material that holds up to abuse as well as the case it’s packed in. If you’re sick of messing with egg crate or pick and pluck foam that shreds, tears and has inferior cut out tolerances, we highly recommend a call to PAK-rite at (248) 624-1885. It’s also available via www.thepelicancaseoutlet.com. Pricing starts at just $100, including custom design to match your gear profile.
Yankee Hill Machine Nitro 30 Suppressor
The new Nitro 30 Suppressor Yankee Hill Machine (YHM) achieves mission specific modularity and multi-caliber utility by providing the operator with muzzle cap and rear cap options. The NITRO is full-auto rated and will accommodate .17 HMR to 300 Ultra Mag. It comes with two different .30 caliber muzzle caps: a flat one for the tactical user and one for target shooters It also comes with two different rear caps: a Quick Disconnect rear cap for rapid switching between multiple platforms, and a 5/8-24 direct thread-on rear cap for a dedicated set-up. Also available separately is a flat muzzle cap and a direct thread-on rear cap (1/2-28) for 5.56mm use. Included in the Suppressor System Kit is the welded suppressor body made from 17-4 Ph stainless steel, two .30 caliber muzzle caps, two rear caps, one muzzle brake in your choice of thread pitches (5/8-24, 1/2-28 or 1/2-36), one Basofil heat resistant pouch, a carry case to hold all the parts, two assembly wrenches and YHM’s lifetime warranty. Contact Yankee Hill Machine, Dept. OT; Tel.: (877) 892-6533; Web: www.yhm.net