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By Chris A. Choat

Ocats Ammunition Saving System

OutWest Systems, Inc., now famous for their new high-tech firearm training systems, has just released their new model Laser target training system for real firearms. Getting any firearm practice at a time when a box of ammunition is expensive and hard to locate is difficult. Now shooters can fire tens of thousands of inexpensive rounds and get real training and feedback. Timing is everything they say, and this is a great time to debut an all new shooting system you can practice with inside your house that will not only show and record your hits but analyze your movement during each shot and even give you shot to shot rapid fire timing. When it comes to firearm training and practice for new or young shooters the Ocat System Laser will provide safe basic and advanced training far in advance of live fire training. The Ocat System provides a very real way to train sight picture, hold and trigger control without the distractions of an actual shot going off. And of course this basic training is safe and secure, right in your own home if so desired. Professional Instructors and shooting schools will benefit from this system immediately. Without the distraction of ear muffs, safety glasses, gunfire and recoil ones ability to teach the basics of sight alignment, hold and trigger control is greatly accelerated with the Ocat System. Within just 50 shots new shooters will shrink their groups dramatically and experienced shooters will smooth out their trigger control beyond anything even live fire can train. This all makes the Ocat System ideal for professional trainers, shooting schools and firearm training at any level. The beauty of this new and improved computer supported Laser system is it is affordable and upgradable to live fire rifle and handgun and even the Ocat long-range (up to miles) firearm training system. While recommended for use with the Ocat preferred Laser system, if the shooter already has a snap cap type laser this unit will work with most other brands of Laser training units. The advantages of the Ocat Laser System include nearly unlimited practice shots, it produces the same basic practice feedback as live fire and it provides firearm/trigger movement during the shot that live fire cannot provide. The system includes the Ocat Software Package (Laser version), camera, camera mount, target package and the laser unit (with 9mm, .40, .45 and .223/5.56mm calibers included). The retail price of the Ocat System supplied with a laser unit is $495 and just $295 without the Ocat system Laser (requires a compatible snap cap Laser). For more information please contact them at OutWest Systems, Inc., 5037 List Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919-3321. Phone: 1-855-697-6228. They can be found on the web at www.ocats.com.

Wilson Combat Announces New Billet-AR Custom Model Options

Designed by Bill Wilson and the Wilson Combat design team to be the base for the ultimate precision tactical AR-15 rifle, the BILLet-AR matched upper and lower receiver is 100% machined in their Berryville, AR facility. The Wilson Combat BILLet-AR receiver was engineered from the ground up to address structural design weaknesses in standard USGI receivers and enhance overall tolerances. The BILLet-AR upper receiver has a precise bolt raceway for smoother chambering, more rigid receiver walls to reduce firing flex, an oversize magazine well for quick reloads and an integrated trigger guard for gloved use and added lower receiver strength. Their extensive experience as a premier custom builder of AR-15 rifles will ensure your satisfaction with this next generation precision tactical shooting platform. The BILLet-AR is CNC machined from 7075-T6 aerospace aluminum billet stock with a Picatinny top rail, machined-in shell deflector and M4-style extended feedramps for excellent reliability with a wide variety of calibers. It has an undersize bolt raceway for smoother chambering, improved feeding and enhanced recoil dynamics. Other features include a smooth side profile without forward assist for maximum accuracy potential, oversize, EDM-cut magazine well, precision threaded receiver and reamed pin holes, hand prepping for a flawless surface finish and Mil-Spec hard anodized prior to final finishing. The BILLet-AR is only available from Wilson Combat as a custom upgrade to existing AR-pattern rifle models and on complete upper assemblies. Contact them for more information and pricing at Wilson Combat, 2234 CR 719, Berryville, AR 72616. Phone: (870) 545-3618. Fax: (870) 545-3310. Website: www.wilsoncombat.com. (Editors note: Wilson Combat has announced that it will no longer provide any products or services to any state government imposing legislation that infringes on the Second Amendment rights of its law-abiding citizens. The policy extends to any law enforcement department, its officers, any state government or employee of such an entity, as well as local municipalities imposing such infringements.)

M-Pro 7 Introduces New 3-Gun Cleaning Kit For Competitive Shooters

M-Pro 7, a leading provider of military-grade weapons maintenance products, introduces the first BoreSnake cleaning kit for 3-Gun shooters. The M-Pro 7, 3-Gun Kit includes everything needed to clean and lubricate a competition pistol, rifle or shotgun in the field. The 3-Gun Kit was designed with the competitive shooter in mind, giving marksmen a compact, all-in-one field cleaning kit for post-match weapons maintenance. The kit contains the essential products needed to clean and maintain 9mm and .40 caliber pistols, .223/5.56mm rifles and 12 gauge shotguns. Essential items in the kit include the M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner, M-Pro 7 Gun Oil LPX and the M-Pro 7 BoreSnake. The M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner improves weapon performance by removing layers of fouling and embedded carbon while conditioning the bore to help prevent future build-up. Formulated from technology with the lowest known friction coefficient, M-Pro 7 Gun Oil LPX provides unparalleled protection against wear, humidity and moisture (including salt water) and leaves a long-lasting film that repels dust and dirt. With one pass, the M-Pro 7 BoreSnake loosens large particles, scrubs out the remaining residue with a bronze brush, then swabs it all spotless with a cleaning area 160 times larger than a standard patch. The BoreSnake is completely washable and reusable. each kit is packaged in a compact, hard-sided storage case and contains the following gun care and maintenance tools: 2 oz. M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner, 2 oz. M-Pro 7 Gun Oil LPX, 9mm M-Pro 7 BoreSnake, .40 M-Pro 7 BoreSnake, .223/5.56mm M-Pro 7 BoreSnake, 12 gauge M-Pro 7 BoreSnake, a lint free cleaning cloth, a dual-headed nylon utility brush, foam gun pad and a weapon maintenance guide. The M-Pro 7 3-Gun Cleaning Kit is available for $99.99. For more information please contact them at M-Pro7 Weapon Care Products, 225 W. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85027. Phone: (623) 780-2888. Fax: (623) 516-0414. Their website is www.mpro7.com.

Range Systems Introduces LOK-TITE Steel Target Series

Range Systems, a leading manufacturer of live fire shooting products for the military, law enforcement and consumer communities, introduces LOK-TITE, steel mounting brackets and targets. The newly redesigned targets stem from the need for sturdier target stands that can withstand larger calibers, higher velocities, and more aggressive bullet types. Developed for serious shooting enthusiasts, the robust LOK-TITE targets are 1/2-inch AR500 steel. These targets can easily support larger calibers such as 300 Winchester Magnum and more aggressive bullets such as the M855A1. All targets in the series feature the LOK-TITE mounting bracket that allows for interchangeability and secure attachment to the sturdy two-post mounting stand. The armored and un-armored stands are available in vertical or 20-degree forward angle. Currently, Range Systems offers 10 target models to choose from, but, custom sizes and target styles are also available. Retail prices range from $245 - $500. For more information contact them at Range Systems, 5121 Winnetka Ave. North, New Hope, MN 55428. Phone: (888) 999-1217. On the web at www.range-systems.com.

New Core Assault Vest From PROTECH Tactical

PROTECH Tactical expands its premier line of carriers with the introduction of the side-opening CAV (Core Assault Vest). The new design focus for the CAV core platform creates a high-speed carrier that combines the standard desirable features required by tactical teams with the ability to customize the vest based on individual preferences. In addition, the CAV is manufactured utilizing a streamlined and efficient design that reduces material waste translating into a cost-savings to the end user without any compromise to performance. The standard CAV package features front and back overlapping ballistic protection and a low-profile 6-inch elastic side-closure system to provide an optimum fit for each wearer. The standard carrier is equipped with front and back modular webbing attachment system to accommodate PROTECH Tactical TP pouches and accessories, as well as plate pockets on the front and back to hold 10” x 12” type III or type IV hard armor plates. For teams that require 360° pouch attachment capability, the versatile CAV can be upgraded by purchasing the optional outer cummerbund kit that includes an outer cummerbund with modular webbing and a split modular webbing platform required to secure the outer cummerbund to the vest while also providing the ability for left- or right-handed doffing. The CAV can also be upgraded with an extensive offering of ballistic accessories including a ballistic collar and throat protector, ballistic shoulders, a pair of ballistic upper arm (bicep) protectors and a standard ballistic groin protector or an enhanced, diamond-shaped groin protector for greater femoral artery protection. For more information contact them at Protech Tactical, 3120 East Mission Blvd., Ontario, CA 91761. Phone: (909) 923-7300. Fax: (909) 923-7400. Their website is www.protechtactical.com.

This article first appeared in SmallArmsReview.com on June 21, 2013


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