By Chris Choat
GG&G INTRODUCES EOTECH QD LOCKING LEVER SYSTEM
GG&G has developed a unique and innovative quick detach system that retrofits directly to the body of the EOTech. The new GG&G ACCUCAM QD Locking Lever System replaces the EOTech socket head screw or thumbnut attachment method. No other modifications are required. The ACCUCAM system installs in approximately ten minutes. The only tools required are a 7/64 inch Allen wrench and a torx head wrench, both of which are included in the kit. This system fits new and existing EOTech sights that have the protective shroud and only adds 3 ounces. It is fully adjustable to fit Weaver and MIL-STD 1913 dovetails. Once installed on the EOTech, the sight can be quickly installed on a dovetail rail in seconds by rotating the ACCUCAM Cam Lever to the unlocked position. In tests, the ACCUCAM Locking Lever System has shown to be repeatable to less than 2 MOA. The unique finger loop design is easily operated, even with a gloved hand and the rounded design is ergonomic and virtually snag proof. Manufactured from a solid billet of 4140 steel and manganese and phosphated black to military specifications, the new GG&G ACCUCAM QD Locking Lever System provides a solid, rugged quick detach system for your EOTech. For more information, please contact GG&G, Dept. SAR, 3602 East 42nd Stravenue, Tucson, AZ 85713. Phone: (520) 748-7167. Fax: (520) 748-7583. They can be found on the web at www.gggaz.com.
B-SQUARE INTRODUCES NEW SHOTGUN SCOPE COMBO
B-Square is introducing a new shotgun scope combination mount with the same rugged strength and practical design that you have come to expect from that innovative company. The scope is easy to install on most popular shotguns. It features a sturdy 2.5 X 20 scope with high-definition, fully-coated lenses to provide a sharp image even in low light. Designed to withstand the recoil of a slug gun, the scope also features standard shotgun 6-inch eye relief and a duplex reticle. The shock-proof, fog-proof, waterproof, nitrogen filled scope has a 1 inch tube and is available in black or Mossy Oak break up camouflage. Made from lightweight, premium quality aircraft aluminum, the saddle-mount and rings require no gunsmithing to install and use available hardware on the shotgun. It’s straightforward design compliments any shotgun and does not interfere with shell ejection or firearm operation. For more information on this and other serious products for sportsmen, please contact B-Square, Dept. SAR, Armor Holding Products Division, Fort Worth, TX 76110. Phone: (800) 433-2909. Fax: (817) 926-7012. Their website is www.b-square.com.
CRIMSON TRACE INTRODUCES TWO NEW PRODUCTS
Lasergrips brought the speed, accuracy and security of heads-up, projected-index-sighting to the world of handguns. Now those very same traits can enhance the AR-15/M16 and other weapons with rail interfaces, thanks to the introduction of the LG-525 and the VF-302 by Crimson Trace. The LG-525 is engineered to integrate cleanly into any A1 or A2 AR-15/M16 upper, following the same visual design lines as the factory grip. The Crimson Trace unit replaces the stock grip in an installation that takes all of two minutes. The LG-525 housing is created from rugged polymer and is designed to take all the abuse an armed professional can offer. This housing is secured to the upper by a specially engineered elastomer that ensures repeatable accuracy and quick on/off capability. The laser is powered by one standard 123A, 3-volt lithium battery and is good for over 20 hours of constant-on time. The LG-525 laser offers full operator control on the laser light. Squeeze the grip to activate it, relax your grip to turn it off. It adds no weight to the front of the rifle because the entire unit is on the receiver, and it adds only 3 ounces to the rifle. The LG-525 is compatible with most weapon-mounted lights and will not interfere with carry-handle scope mounts. The VF-302 allows the operator to have the red dot on target while scanning the surrounding area for other threats. The VF-302 equipped shotgun or rifle does not need to be brought up to eye level in order to acquire the target. The Crimson Trace VF-302 is engineered to affix cleanly and securely onto any Picatinny Rail or Weaver mount. The Crimson Trace unit attaches directly to the stock rail in less than a minute. The VF-302 is secured to the foregrip by a specially engineered mounting system that ensures repeatable accuracy and quick on/off capability. Two different mounting systems are attached to the base. One, the VF-302 is for the civilian market and uses two knurled, self-locking thumbnuts for quick mounting and dismounting. The military version, the VF-320M attaches to the rail using an A.R.M.S. #17 mount. The quick-detach, single throw lever assures the user a quick and secure installation. Both models are powered by two standard CR-2032 lithium cell batteries. For more information, contact Crimson Trace Corp., Dept SAR, 8089 SW Cirrus Drive, Beaverton, OR 97008. Phone: (800) 442-2406. Fax: (503) 627-0166. Their website is www.crimsontrace.com.
BARRETT INTRODUCES 6.8 BARRETT AMMUNITION AND UPPERS
Barrett Firearms Manufacturers, Inc. entered uncharted territory earlier this year by bringing you the Model M468 that fires the new 6.8 SPC cartridge. Now, they have gone the extra mile to bring shooters their own brand of 6.8 SPC ammunition. Available now, Barrett has a 6.8x43mm, 115- grain plated projectile with a velocity of 2,650 feet per second. Designed by Barrett, this high quality, made in USA, ammunition is low cost and made to compliment the Barrett M468 6.8 SPC rifle. Barrett is now also offering complete upper receivers in caliber 6.8 SPC. These uppers are designed to be a complete drop-in installation. This upper, along with Barrett’s new 6.8 SPC ammunition, is sure to be a winner. For more information, please contact Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc., Dept. SAR, P. O. Box 1077, Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1077. Phone: (615) 896-2938. Fax: (615) 896-7313. Their website is www.barrettrifles.com.
NEW HK UMP CASE FROM ELITE SURVIVAL SYSTEMS
Elite Survival Systems has now introduced their newest case for the Heckler & Koch UMP. The latest addition to their line of submachine gun cases accommodates the HK UMP 9/40/45. The case was custom designed to fit the UMP with magazine pouches to hold five magazines. Inside are tie-down straps to secure the weapon. All cases are padded and have heavy duty full-length zippers with a padded inside flap to protect the zipper. The new case also includes welded steel AD rings for the included shoulder strap. Like all of their cases, it is constructed of 1000 denier Cordura nylon for maximum durability. At this time, the UMP case is available in black only. For more information on this as well as all of their fine cases, please contact Elite Survival Systems, Dept. SAR, 205 Lange Drive, Washington, MO 63090. Phone: (866) 340-2778. Fax: (636) 390-2977. They are located on the web at www.elitesurvival.com.
HARDIGG TACTICAL WEAPON & MOBILE ARMORY CASES FROM KENNEBEC ARMS
Airtight, watertight and tough, Hardigg Weapons Cases keep weapons safe from moisture, sand, dust, salt and impact. They are lightweight polyethylene rotomolded with reinforced corners to minimize drop damage while creating a solid, yet lightweight, shield from the outside world. Rib designed outsides maximize stacking and stability en route while inside every weapon remains secure in fitted foam. Other features include recessed latches and hinges which are protected from impact, Comfort Grip Handles for easy carrying, pressure control valve for airtight performance at any altitude and wheels on some models. The cases are available in black, desert tan, olive drab and gray. The color is actually molded in so the color is scratch protected. The hardware options are either corrosion resistant black cobalt or black stainless steel. The cases are available for many weapons including the M4, M16 w/M203 attached, M60, M2 Ma Duce, MK19 Grenade Launcher, M24 rifle, M249 SAW and M240B, as well as others. These cases are truly the Rolls Royce of gun cases. For more information, please contact Kennebec Arms, Dept. SAR, 198 Main Street, Caratunk, Maine 04925. Phone: (207) 672-4372. Their website is www.machineguncases.com.
|This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V8N7 (April 2005)