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By Chris A. Choat

MasterPiece Arms Introduces New MPAR 556 Rifle

MasterPiece Arms, manufacturers of the MPA MAC Line of semiautomatic submachine pistols and carbines, is pleased to announce the new MPAR 556 Rifle, which was unveiled at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada and made available for purchase in the first quarter of 2013. Heavy design has been under development throughout 2012 and will feature some serious upgrades, including a short stroke piston design and a lightweight, free floating, two piece aluminum handguard with user located Picatinny rails. It will also include an innovative front handguard cap to keep debris out of the internals of the handguards while providing strength and stability to the assembly. The MPAR 556 Rifle will also contain a side folder 6-position polymer buttstock, locked bolt action, and a side charging-handle with forward-assist. The MPAR 556 Rifle is compatible with AR-15/M16 magazines. The MPAR 556 Rifle will be phosphate/hard coat anodized depending on the material. Disassembly will be very user friendly, both for access to the internals of the weapon, as well as the piston assembly housed in the front handguard. This gun is American made and offers the MasterPiece Arms Lifetime Guarantee. MSRP is $959. For more information please contact MasterPiece Arms, 4904 Hwy 98 East, Comer, GA 30629. Phone: (770) 832-9430. Fax: (770) 832-3495. They are on the web at www.masterpiecearms.com.

IWI US Launches New Tavor SAR Rifles and Uzi Pro Pistols in the U.S.

IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries, will launch the family of Tavor SAR Rifles and the Uzi Pro Pistol to be marketed to American consumers. The Tavor Family of bullpup rifles are versatile, innovative, and technologically advanced. They have been extensively proven on the battlefield, performing with precision and reliability, and meeting the needs of human ergonomics. The Tavor family was developed in close cooperation with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), based on lessons learned from actual combat, and is in service in the IDF Infantry and Special Forces as well as in other countries throughout the world. The body of the Tavor SAR, specially designed for the U.S. market, is crafted from high strength polymer, and will be offered in black or Flat Dark Earth colors. Features include full ambidextrous controls and removable 16.5" or 18" barrels that are cold hammer forged and chrome-lined. The barrels have 1:7 twist. The rifles also full-length a top-mounted integral Picatinny rail and another short rail forward at a 45° angle for mounting accessories. A stock left-hand model with 16.5" barrel and an "IDF" model with integral Mepro-21 reflex sight round out the product line. The Tavor SAR uses standard AR-15/M16 magazines, and can be easily field-stripped into sub-assemblies for routine maintenance. The standard caliber is 5.56 NATO (.223REM), with conversion kits available in 9mm Luger Parabellum and 5.45X39mm. Developed in cooperation with the IDF, the 9mm Uzi Pro semiautomatic pistol is the newest member of the legendary Uzi family – one of the most popular weapon families in the world, with millions of units sold around the globe. Created especially for the U.S. market, the exceptionally lightweight and compact Uzi Pro pistol is ergonomically designed and easy to operate by right or left-handed users. It offers closed-bolt operation for maximum accuracy and safety. With many of its components made of advanced polymeric materials, the Uzi Pro’s features include two Picatinny rails for various accessories, one on the top of the pistol and a second one forward under the barrel. It will be supplied with two magazines; one 20- and one 25-round. For more information contact them at IWI US Inc., P.O. Box 126707, Harrisburg, PA 17112. On the web at www.iwi.us.

ATI Introduces New 300 Blackout Rifle

American Tactical Imports, a worldwide importer of firearms, is proud to introduce the latest addition in the ATI HD Rifle Series, the ARcane .300 Blackout. ATI's ARcane Blackout, chambered in .300 AAC, will be available as a 16" carbine and an NFA restricted 10.5" SBR. Both models will feature a nitrocarb barrel with 1/7 RH twist and Mil-Spec 7075-T6 forged upper and lower receivers. This rifle will also have a Mil-Spec Carpenter 158 bolt/8620 carrier, Head Down 9" Provectus free float rail and low profile carbine length gas system. The ARcane Blackout has a Head Down PVX muzzle brake with 5/8 x 24 thread, a commercial spec M4 collapsible stock and type III hard coat anodized finish. Benefits of the .300 AAC Blackout round include more muzzle energy than 5.56 NATO, availability of supersonic and subsonic ammunition, and no changes to the weapon required when switching from subsonic to supersonic ammo. In addition, the larger bullet provides more damage to the target, and it's easy to reload with commonly available 5.56mm brass. The ARcane .300 Blackout has an MSRP of $999 and comes with a 30-round polymer magazine and hard case. For more information contact them at American Tactical Imports, 100 Airpark Drive, Rochester, NY 14624. Phone: (800) 290-0065. Fax: (585) 328-4168. On the web at www.americantactical.us.

FNH USA Announces New .45 Caliber Pistol

FNH USA, LLC is pleased to announce the release of the FNX-45, a double-action/single-action hammer-driven pistol with highly enhanced ergonomics. This handgun is the latest addition to the company's ever-popular FNX line of autoloading pistols and is made in Columbia, SC by FN Manufacturing, Inc. This handgun was modeled after the FNP-45 service pistol originally introduced in 2007 under the U.S. Joint Combat Pistol Program. With the FNX-45, FN has combined all of the great features of their FNP product line with the reliability, performance and ergonomics that the FNX line is known for. The FNX-45 is fully ambidextrous and is available in matte black with a stainless steel barrel or flat dark earth with a matte black barrel. Both slides and barrels are stainless steel. It comes with a 15-round magazine and multiple interchangeable backstraps with lanyard eyelet and a Mil-Std 1913 mounting rail on the underside that accepts tactical lights and lasers. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) will be $809. For more information about the FNX-45 or other FN products, please contact FNH USA, P.O. Box 9424, McLean, VA 22102. Phone: (703) 288-3500. Fax: (703) 288-4507. They can be found on the web at www.fnhusa.com.

Negrini New Tactica Concealed Carry Line Of Cases

Negrini srl and International Case Company are introducing the Tactica Concealed Carry line of lightweight travel and security cases dedicated to shooters and collectors of tactical weapons and handguns. Designed specifically for today's handgun and tactical weapon shooters, Negrini Tactica CC cases hide their intended use with attractive Italian design instead of looking like typical gun cases. The Tactica CC cases also offer unique flexibility through the use of ultralight ABS double wall construction coupled with modular, transformable inner sections of dense die-cut PixelFoam, which allows the shooter to easily fit any weapon or accessory as well as add new internal sections for use with different weapons. Thus, one case can serve multiple functions with perfect fit. Negrini Tactica CC Series cases come in 8 sizes to fit from one to six handguns plus AR Take-Down, AR Carbine and double AR Rifle Case. All sizes have room for magazines, optics and accessories. The Negrini Tactica Concealed Carry line of cases is manufactured using a patented double wall technology making it the lightest weight case available with International Air Travel Certification. New ultra-tough high rubber content multi-layer ABS is thermoformed, seamed and welded using Negrini's patented ultrasonic welding and liquid ABS bonding methods. The resulting double wall system that is uniformly strong, absorbs maximum shock and has the highest strength to weight ratio of any case made. The multi-layer ABS is a technical polymer which, unlike wood based cases, has no water content and is guaranteed to be free of corrosives at extreme temperature ranges. The signature gray gasket band around the entire case is actually designed to enhance the seal of the case to further protect the firearms. Negrini's PixelFoam allows the user to configure the case as needed to any firearm that needs to be carried. By simply removing the pixels that are not needed, the case quickly custom fits the firearms for safe and secure transit. Additional PixelFoam inserts can be purchased for all models and used to fit other weapons as needed. For more information or to purchase contact them at Negrini Cases, 3603 East Ridge, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Phone: (585) 905-3161. Fax: (585) 394-1909. Website: www.negrinicases.com.

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review SAW (April 2013)
and was posted online on February 22, 2013


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