By Chris A. Choat
Buffer Technologies Introduces New Single Point Sling
It’s well known that the war in the Middle East isn’t traditional warfare. The climate, terrain and combat conditions have required modifications to everything from multimillion dollar equipment to simple weapons accessories. For their part, Buffer Technologies continues to see strong demand for products that address the close-quarter battle demands of the war in the Middle East – products like the Single-Point Tactical Sling. Buffer’s Single-Point Tactical Sling is made by Eagle Industries with their durable 1-1/4 inch flat webbing for less friction and easy sliding around the body. The sling, available in khaki and black, is completely ambidextrous and attaches to the weapon through a rear lock plate or an attachment system like the Tango Down sling mount. Another feature of the sling is a Fastex buckle that allows users to ditch the weapon in emergencies with a quick tug on the release cord. For those who favor the maneuverability of a bungee, Buffer Technologies offers ZM Weapons’ Single Point Sling. The sling has the same benefits of single-point attachment with a bungee bonus that allows the user to set enough tension for complete one-handed control. Available only in black, the ZM Weapons sling also has a quick-release ring and retails for $52. With proven performance under battle conditions, single-point slings also have become popular with special law enforcement units and some civilian shooting enthusiasts as well as the military. For more information on these new products and other innovative tactical products, please contact Buffer Technologies, Dept. SAR, P.O. Box 105047, Jefferson City, MO 65110. Phone: (573) 634-8529. Fax: (573) 634-8522. They can be found on the web at www.buffertech.com.
Leica Awarded U.S. Army Contract for Rangefinder
Leica, world renowned for premium optics, has announced it has been awarded a U.S. Army contract for the Leica Rangemaster CRF 1200 to be included in the Sapper Squad Leader PAC tool kit. This kit, which is made up of tools that will be used for specialized applications in an environment of virtual constant use, with applications requiring high torque, low slippage and strict tolerances, will include the Leica Rangemaster 1200. Introduced in 2006, the Leica Rangemaster CRF 1200 offers an ergonomic, compact, lightweight design that is intended for one-hand operation. The technical advantages engineered into this unit provide image stability for shake-free viewing allowing for high quality images and less eye fatigue. Weighing a mere 220 grams (7.76 ounces), this rangefinder can easily fit into a shirt or pants pocket. Its 7x magnification and ranging capabilities from 10 to 1,100 meters make it the perfect rangefinder for any application, whether civilian or military. The Leica CRF 1200 is designed for use in harsh outdoor climates. The sturdy housing and soft finish ensures tactile non-slip handling while providing reliable durability, which is critical for military applications. It is also watertight up to one meter and will perform in all weather conditions, which is equally important to the U.S. Army. The Sapper Squad Leader PAC tool kit is specially designed to include equipment required for use by the combat engineers. In addition to the Leica Rangemaster CRF 1200, the kit will include other durable high quality items such as flashlights, knives and a few other essential items required for field use. Headquartered in Germany, Leica has been an acknowledged leader in the optics industry for over 150 years. Throughout that time, the company has built a solid reputation for producing high quality, durable products due to their commitment to optical perfection and mechanical precision. For more information on this new optic, please contact Leica Sport Optics, Dept. SAR, 1 Pearl Court, Unit A, Allendale, NJ 07401. Phone: (201) 9954-0051. Fax: (201) 955-1686. Their website is www.leicacamera.com.
Revolutionary Gun Storage Bags from Z-Corr Products
Z-Corr Products is pleased to announce the launch of their patent pending Z-Corr (Zero Corrosion) Firearm Storage & Preservation (FSP) Bags into the sporting goods retail market. In early 2003, The U.S. Marine Corps solicited the development of a new flexible packaging system to provide superior protection from corrosion for stored firearms. In response, Z-Corr designed and fabricated a high tech anti-corrosion bag. Testing was conducted by the military’s USAMC LOGSA Packaging, Storage and Containerization Center, in Tobyhanna, PA. The test center stated, “Bag very durable & easy to use…no detectable rust/corrosion on any rifle…no condensation/dampness inside any bag.” Test samples were subjected to temperature shock (-40 to 95F), high humidity cycles (86 to 140 F, 95% RH) and much more. Z-Corr’s military M16 Rifle Storage and Preservation Bag (NSN 8465-01-540-1753) won the Flexible Packaging Association 2004 Gold Award for technical innovation, and is currently utilized by the military for long-term storage of the M16 weapon. The company’s commercial version; the patent pending Z-Corr Firearm Storage & Preservation Bag has been designed specifically to fit into an untapped niche in the sporting goods retail market using the same technology as the military bag. The Z-Corr bag is manufactured from an environmentally safe, 100% moisture proof; BluGuard-VCI Anti-Corrosion barrier lamination. This proprietary flexible packaging material features molecules that attach themselves to all metal surfaces, including recessed and internal areas such as the firing pin. When a firearm is stored in a Z-Corr FSP bag there is no need for silicones, gels, lubricants, or periodic/before-use cleaning. Z-Corr Bags are self replenishing, even if repeatedly opened. All bags include a non-abrasive interior lining to prevent scratches, and they fit inside gun safes and hard or soft gun cases. The Z-Corr bags come in three stock sizes; 15, 47, and 55 inches long to accommodate all types of firearms. Gun collectors, hunters, marksmen and law enforcement personnel now have an inexpensive, long-term solution for protecting their firearms. All Z-Corr Firearm Storage and Preservation Bags are made in the U.S.A and are unconditionally guaranteed. For more information, or to place an order, please contact Z-Corr Products, Dept. SAR, 1761 Shady Bend Lane, Skaneateles, NY 13152. Phone: (315) 685-5032. Fax: (315) 685-1023. They can be found on the web at www.zcorrproducts.com.
Cobb Announces Multi-Caliber MCR-300 in .30-06
Cobb Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to announce the release of the 100th Anniversary edition of the long awaited Multi-Caliber-Rifle MCR-300 in .30-06. Only 100 units will be made and distributed by RSR Group, Inc. Each rifle will have the 100 years of .30-06 logo engraved on the receiver and 25 rifles will have Leupold Mark-4 scopes with the same logo lasered on the scope body. The best part is that this is an AR-15 type semiautomatic rifle Model MCR-300 which uses the old 1918 BAR 20-round magazines with just slight modification. This rifle design was developed (Patent-Pending) in 2004 for the US Special Operations Command’s SCAR rifle submission. Since the contract went to another company Cobb decided to be the first manufacturer to offer the SCAR rifle in the commercial market in calibers normally not seen in the AR-15 type rifles. Cobb will also be offering caliber conversion uppers in 8mm, .22-250, .270, .280, .35 Whelen and .338-06 in the next few months. Future production of this rifle will continue but will be without the anniversary logo. For more information, please contact Cobb Manufacturing, Inc., Dept. SAR, P.O. Box 88, Dallas, GA 30132. Phone: (770) 505-3080. Fax: (770) 505-3007. Their website is www.cobb50.com.
|This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V10N5 (February 2007)|