New Review - December 2004
By Chris Choat


Lauer Custom Weaponry has introduced another striking pattern in their extensive line of Duracoat finishes. The new pattern is called MirageFlage and is available in Desert, Wilderness and Urban color combinations. The new pattern features small squares that make up a digital or “pixilated” design. The new pattern, as well as all of the Duracoat finishes, can be end user applied or the host firearm can be sent to Lauer Custom Weaponry for a factory applied finish. Lauer Custom Weaponry offers kits for the home refinisher that contains all the colors needed as well as Peel ‘n Spray Templates and an instructional DVD. Lauer Custom Weaponry has more color combinations than you can imagine and they can even custom tint colors to any color desired. The finishes can also be made to any sheen level desired from ultra flat to high gloss. Duracoat can be applied to almost anything from metals to alloys to wood. No preheating or baking is required but it can be applied to preheated materials and it can also be baked. It can be applied in various thicknesses and additives, such as prisms or flakes, can also be used. Duracoat is resistant to most lubricants, cutting oils and bore solvents and offers excellent resistance to impact and abrasion. For more information on the new MirageFlage pattern as well as all the other patterns and colors that they have to offer, please contact Lauer Custom Weaponry, Dept. SAR, 3601 129th Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729. Phone: (800) 830-6677. Fax: (715) 723-2950. They can be found on the web at www.lauerweaponry.com.


Weighing in at less than an ounce, the new Glock MagWell from Buffer Technologies is one of the lightest accessory magwells now on the market. At 0.7 ounces, Buffer Technologies new magwell weighs about the same as a single round in the magazine. The new magwell is perfect for law enforcement or concealed carry because it adds so little weight to the host weapon. The new Glock Magwell is made of injection-molded, high-intensity nylon that matches perfectly the finish of regular Glock frames. Buffer Tech’s new magwell is not light weight when it comes to performance. It fits any full or mid-sized Glock frame with no modification. A simple hex-head wrench will tighten the patented locking device into place with no slippage or movement. The beveled edges of the magwell easily guide the magazine into place for fast, fumble-free reloads. This makes the new magwell ideal for law enforcement as well as competitive shooters. The new MagWell has a retail price of $29.95. Buffer Technologies other products for Glocks include a recoil buffer, armorer’s tool and satin and black anodized finish scope mount and a very well made compensator. Another new product is their TangoDown rail covers. The TangoDown rail covers are the new standard in rail covers surpassing anything on the market. The ability to lock into any position on the rail and a fool-proof locking mechanism are but two of the features that make this rail panel the one by which all others are judged. Two models of rail covers are available, the standard cover and the cover with a built-in pocket that will accept the two types of pressure switches that are currently in use by our military. This eliminates the need for Velcro, inner tubes, glue or sticky tape in order to hold the remote switch for a lighting or sighting device. The rails also feature a non-slip surface, which is achieved by laser cutting the mold in a unique pattern that assists the operator in maintaining control of the weapon even under the most demanding conditions. The 6-inch rail covers can be cut to custom fit whatever length is required. The new covers retail for just $11.95 for the standard and $24.95 for the rail with pocket for pressure switch. Buffer Technologies has been long known for its other products which include their patented recoil buffers for almost all firearms, their MagCinch dual magazine clamping system and their TangoDown grips for military assault rifles. For more information on their extensive line of products, contact Buffer Technologies, Dept. SAR, P.O. Box 104903, Jefferson City, MO 65110. Phone: (877) 628-3337. Fax: (573) 634-8522. They are on the web at www.buffertech.com.


SIGARMS Inc. has just announced their new line of proprietary tactical knives for police, emergency services, military and civilian applications. Long known for the To-Hell-And-Back-Reliability of its SIG SAUER line of pistols, SIGARMS has extended the same innovative design and manufacturing excellence to their new SigTac tactical knife series. Created with input from frontline officers, soldiers and others who use these important tools daily, there is no wasted component. Everything needed is there, and unnecessary clutter and hype is missing. The SIG SAUER Folder takes the lines of the famous SIG SAUER P226 auto pistol and blends them into a tough, tanto-style blade design. With a blade of AUS 8 steel, reversible pocket clip, dual easy opening thumb stud, Zytel grip, liner lock and available serrated blade, the SIG SAUER folder is as rugged as it looks. Overall length is 8.5 inches and folded just 3.75 inches, which makes it compact enough for daily carry. For more information about these new knives as well as their full line of firearms, contact SIGARMS, Inc., Dept. SAR, 18 Industrial Drive, Exeter, NH 03833. Phone: (603) 772-2302. Fax: (603) 772-4795. Their website is www.sigarms.com.


The ROC-STEADY muzzle stabilizer was introduced as a new product back in 1997. The original design has been redesigned and improved and has now been reintroduced as the ROC-STEADY Muzzle Stabilizer from ROC-Tec, Inc. It is now better than ever in controlling recoil and muzzle climb. The ROC-STEADY stabilizer vents high-pressure gas from the discharge of a round to do the work of keeping the muzzle of the firearm on target during rapid or full-auto fire. The ROC-STEADY design allows the operator dual adjustment, angle and magnitude to fit his or her individual body mechanics. The average operator can adjust the ROC-STEADY to actually depress the muzzle during full-auto fire. The ROC-STEADY is made from aircraft grade 4130 chromium-molybdenum alloy steel and finished to withstand extreme conditions. The new stabilizer is 100% American made. At this time, the unit is available for the M16 family of weapons, the AK47 family and will be available soon for the M14/M1-A series. For more information, contact ROC-Tec, Inc., Dept. SAR, P.O. Box 309, Pecos, NM 87552. Phone: (505) 757-8456. Their website is www.roc-tec.com.


Walther has a long-standing tradition of producing small bore rifles that have been outstanding shooters and Olympic Gold Medal winners. They now continue that tradition with their innovative Walther G22 Bullpup rifle. The Walther G22 employs the “bullpup” design for the first time on any Walther rifle. This new rifle with its full line of accessories is perfect for hunting, competitive shooting or just plain old plinking. The G22 features its fire controls and magazine incorporated into the rear of the stock. This allows for an extremely compact rifle with fast handling capabilities. The length of the stock on the G-22 can be changed to fit the shooter by the use of spacers. The gun also has fully adjustable sights plus a Weaver-Style rail on top of its built-in carry handle, which allows the addition of optics of the shooters choice. The rifle also has a rail under the barrel as well as under the forearm for the addition of lights, bipods and lasers. On the topic of lasers, Walther has its own specially made for the G22. Other accessories include scopes, lights, extra magazines, a red dot sight, sling and a specially designed carrying case. The buttstock also houses an extra 10-round magazine. While the standard rifle can be had in basic black, it will also be available in colors. For more information on this innovative rimfire, please contact Walther (Smith & Wesson), Dept. SAR, 2100 Roosevelt Ave., Springfield, MA 01104. Phone: (800) 372-6454. On the web at www.waltheramerica.com.

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V8N3 (December 2004)
and was posted online on June 28, 2013


Comments have not been generated for this article.