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By Chris A. Choat

LaserLyte Introduces Center Mass Green Laser

LaserLyte, innovators in firearms laser technologies, are proud to introduce the Kryptonyte Center Mass Laser; an industry-first laser system displaying a ring of green laser dots surrounding the center aiming laser for rifle and shotgun. Developed to decrease target acquisition time and increase levels of accuracy for rifles and shotguns with a Picatinny rail (3 inches or longer), the LaserLyte CM-15 helps the user quickly center the shot within the ring. The CM-15 projects a ring of 8 green laser dots with one green laser dot in the center as the aiming laser. The circle grows at one-inch per yard, approximately the same configuration as a shotgun aimed at a moving target. The green laser, which aids in daylight visibility, gives the user the advantage of a wide field-of-view while using both eyes for aiming. The user-friendly, military-styled laser with clear laser engraved markings has a recessed activation selector that can be changed to off, constant on and momentary on. The remote switch is used with the 10-inch length, 2-inch tape switch area with copper braided cord. The compact and lightweight Kryptonyte Center Mass Laser is made from aircraft grade 6061 aluminum with a T3 hardness and black anodized to Level 2 hardness for maximum durability. The laser is fully adjustable with hex drive screws protected by sealed turret caps. The offset design of the CM-15 allows for a variety of mounting options. The LaserLyte Kryptonyte Center Mass Laser gets sport shooters and professionals on the target faster, increasing accuracy and overall hits. For more information contact them at LaserLyte, 30 North Alamos Drive, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Phone: (928) 649-3201. Fax: (928) 649-3970. Website: www.laserlyte.com.

DRD Tactical Introduces Paratus Rifle

DRD Tactical proudly announces the new Paratus rifle, a revolutionary takedown, semiautomatic rifle system in caliber .308/7.62x51mm that can be taken from its hard-case and assembled, without any tools, in less than a minute. The Paratus features a Mil-Std 1913 Picatinny top rail for mounting optics, a lower fore end rail for handgrips, bipods or lights and additional accessory rails at both the 3 and 9 o’clock positions. Designed for the Clandestine Break-Down Semi-Automatic Rifle (CSR) proposal issued by the military's Joint & Special Operations Program (JSOP), the Paratus ships in a 16"x10"x6" hard case for transport that accommodates the Paratus rifle, two (2) Magpul P-MAGS and eye/ear protection. The case also includes cutouts for a Trijicon scope (not included). Additional calibers and barrel lengths are in development and testing at this time and will be made available at a later date. With a MSRP of $5,615, the Paratus 16 is currently shipping. Other models are Paratus-16S with adjustable gas block for suppressor use and Paratus-12 SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) also suppressed fire capable. Visit www.drdtactical.com for more information.

Leatherwood Hi-Lux Optics Has New Scope Designed For The AK-47

The best selling model in the Hi-Lux Optics line has been the well designed CMR1-4x24mm model tactical scope. The scope is a very good value and has features of scopes costing twice as much or more. One feature shooters have liked tremendously has been the reticle, featuring an illuminated circular center and dot, plus numerous quick ranging brackets and bullet drop compensating hold over lines for ranges to 600 meters when shooting with standard .223 Remington (5.56mm) or .308 Winchester (7.62mm NATO) service rounds. Now the company has answered the call for this scope designed for the standard AK-47 service round. The new CMR-AK762 is identical in every way, except for the reticle, which has been designed around the ballistics of the 7.62x39mm cartridge. The new reticle still incorporates the illuminated center circle and dot, plus ranging brackets for getting on target quickly and knowing the range when a shot or shots must be taken immediately. For longer range work with the 7.62x39mm round, the reticle features bullet drop compensating hold over lines to 900 meters. The same hold over lines can be used to 550 meters for target work with rifles in .300 BLK or .300 Whisper. At 4x the reticle also includes a feature for estimating range to 1,000 yards. This new version of the CMR scope is built with a rigid 30mm aluminum tube, and the variable magnification ring can be taken from 1x to 4x, or back, with the flick of the shooter's thumb. Like the original CMR, the 1x setting gives the shooter true 1x magnification. Brightness of the illuminated center reticle can be adjusted as needed thanks to an 11 setting rheostat. Another great feature of this scope is the Hi-Lux Optics "Zero Locking System," which allows windage and elevation alignments to be locked in place, with just enough minor adjustment for adapting the setting to shooting conditions or range - then being able to precisely return to the original settings. For more information you can contact them at Hi-Lux, Inc., 3135 Kashiwa Street, Torrance, CA 90505. Phone: (310) 257-8142. Fax: (310) 257-8096. On the web at www.hi-luxoptics.com.

Israel Weapon Industries Introduces 5.45mm Conversion for X95 Rifle

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) is a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for Governmental and Military entities as well as law enforcement agencies around the world. Continuously developing new capabilities, attributes, configurations, and applications, the company introduces its new conversion kit for the X95 assault rifle for 5.45mm-caliber ammunition - making it the only weapon in the world with 3 calibers: 5.56mm, 9mm, and 5.45mm. The new conversion kit was developed for the X95 - which can be used as an assault rifle, carbine, or submachine gun with an effective range of 150m for 9mm caliber configuration. It enables the X95 to be operated worldwide, due to its compatibility with both western and eastern ammunition, thus saving training time, spare parts, and overall costs. The new kit has already been armament and operationally tested in extreme conditions including dust, water, heat, and cold (- 60 degrees C) as well as for shooting accuracy and passing all tests. Designed for military, law enforcement, and Special Forces, the X95 was developed in close cooperation with elite units, and was tailored to their specific requirements. Incorporating advanced technology enabling the conversion between calibers within minutes, Special Ops can use the same weapon platform for a wide array of scenarios. The kit can include a silencer for all calibers, distinguishing the X95 as the ideal weapon for Special Forces dealing with complex situations. With an outstanding effective range of 500 meters, the X95 was created to deal with modern terror threats, as well as urban and open area combat - all in one mission. The X95 is combat-proven by many police and armed forces around the world; it is the standard Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Assault Rifle. Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), located in the center of Israel, is a world leader in small arms for the past 80 years. Israel Weapon Industries, Ltd., P.O. Box 63, Ramat, Hashron 47100 Israel. Phone: +972-3-7606000. Go to www.israel-weapon.com.

American Tactical Imports Announces New Suppressor Ready Pistol

American Tactical Imports, a worldwide importer of firearms, is proud to introduce the new FX45-K pistol. The FX45-K is one of three new FX45s introduced this fall, including the Lightweight models of the Titan and Fatboy. This model is a tactical version of the highly successful FX GI model, which ATI first introduced a few years ago. The FX45-K has an overall length of 7.3 inches without suppressor, and a barrel length of 4.7 inches. The .578x28 RH threaded barrel will be compatible with most .45ACP suppressors. The gun has a steel frame with blued finish and weighs 39.9 oz. The FX45-K also features an ambidextrous manual safety, grip safety and locked breech. It has drift adjustable target sights, external hammer and target trigger. The retail price for the FX45-K is $719.99 and comes with a 7-round magazine. For more information please contact American Tactical Imports, Inc., 100 Airpark Drive, Rochester, NY 14624. Phone: (585) 328-0945. Fax: (585) 328-4168. On the web at www.americantactical.us.

Remington Introduces Model 1911 R1 Carry

Remington is proud to introduce a new version of America's favorite pistol design, built by America's most trusted gunmaker - the Remington Model 1911 R1 Carry. The R1 Carry is a full-size 1911 pistol that is "de-horned," meaning that any sharp edges have been smoothed, making the pistol easier to carry and holster without the worry of the edges catching or grabbing.

The Remington Model 1911 R1 Carry features a de-horned carbon steel slide and forged-steel frame with satin-black oxide finish; beavertail grip safety with 25 LPI checkered memory bump; ambidextrous safety; front strap and mainspring housing checkered at 25 LPI; Novak Sights with Tritium front sight; and cocobolo grip panels. The Remington Model 1911 R1 Carry is shipped in a custom carry case with one seven-round and one eight-round magazine and a barrel bushing wrench. The suggested retail price of the new R1 Carry pistol is $1,299. The first Model 1911 manufactured by Remington was delivered during World War I. You could say the Model 1911 is in Remington's DNA. Perfectly configured for practical competition or personal protection, the Remington Model 1911 R1 Carry is the next evolution of the Model 1911 R1 product line. For more information on the Model 1911 R1 line of handguns, please visit them at Remington Arms Company, LLC, 870 Remington Drive, P.O. Box 700, Madison, NC 27025. Phone: (800) 243-9700. They are on the web at www.1911R1.com.

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review SAW (January 2013)
and was posted online on December 7, 2012


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