New Review: November 2002

By Chris A. Choat


Specialists in the tactical market for over twenty years, Accuracy International has a reputation for building military bolt action rifles of the finest quality. Continuing in that tradition, they have now introduced their new AE series rifle. The new rifle is chambered in .308 caliber and features a full-length aluminum chassis system. This new chassis is totally unaffected by climate changes, allows the shooter to apply a firm grip and any fixed object can act as a rest without transferring unwanted forces to the action. The new molded stock sides offer a se3cure and comfortable grip in all conditions. It is also impervious to solvents and cleaners. The chassis has a V-block mounting system for positive action/body location without introducing distorting forces. The 24 inch heavy match grade, free-floating barrel is threaded a full 1 inch into the action. The barrel has a twist rate of 1 in 12. The steel action can accept the optional Mil-Std 1913 optic rail. The new rifle also incorporates a fully adjustable trigger which can be set to as little as 3.3 pounds. Total weight of the AE rifle is 13lb, 4oz with an overall length of 44 inches. The rifle comes in any color you want as long as its black. Accessories include handstop, Harris bipod, Mil-Std 1913 rail, 8-shot magazine, sling, black soft case and a black hard transit case. The rifle carries a lifetime warranty to the original owner. For more information contact Accuracy International North America , Dept. SAR, POB 5267, Oak Ridge, TN, 37831. Phone: 1-865-482-0330. Fax: 1-865-482-0336. Web Site: www.accuracyinternational.com.


CQB Products is proud to announce that they are going to be the exclusive importer/distributor and U.S. representative of AMP Technical Services’ new DSR-1 Rifle. The DSR-1 Rifle is said to be “The most sophisticated and technologically advanced tactical rifle in the world”. The new bull-pup style rifle is offered in three different calibers; .308, .300 Win Mag and .338 Lapua Mag. It features a fluted stainless steel barrel made by Lothar Walther (Shilen barrels available on request). The barrel system is free floated and quick change. This allows the rifle to be tailored to the shooter or mission. It can be changed to any of the three calibers as well as different barrel lengths. Barrel length for all calibers is 26.5 inches. At the muzzle end is a high efficiency, dual chamber, bi-lateral muzzle brake. The DSR-1 is magazine fed from either a 5-round (in .308 and .300 Win Mag) or a 4-round (.338 Lapua Mag) single stack magazines. Unique to the DSR-1 is a 3 axis rotational suspended bipod system. The rifle is suspended under the bipod allowing greater stability. The bipod has 3-way movability, cant, pitch and pivot. In addition the position of the bipod on the rifle is adjustable. The bipod legs also telescope in and out. Another innovative feature is an additional magazine well placed ahead of the trigger guard that houses a spare magazine which can be accessed very quickly. Other features of this innovative new rifle are almost to numerous to mention here. Some of the key features are a fully adjustable buttstock, adjustable trigger, hard mounted scope rail, adjustable forward hand grip and a full length Piccatiny rail. For more information on this innovative new rifle system contact CQB Products, Dept. SAR, 13681 Newport Ave #8330, Tustin, CA 92780. Phone: 1-714-731-9706. Web Site: www.cqbproducts.com.


As the world’s only totally internal laser sight, LaserMax now manufacturers a sight for every Glock model sold in the United States. The LaserMax sight can be user installed in five minutes or less simply by field stripping the gun and dropping the laser sight in place of the original recoil spring guide assembly. After installing the new takedown lever with its integral on-off switch, the gun is reassembled and the sight is ready to use. No gunsmithing is needed. When the ambidextrous switch is activated, the highly visible pulsating laser beam is emitted directly below the gun barrel. The switch position reinforces uniform cover mode and standard safety practices. The pulsating beam increases accuracy and improves aiming speed by revealing the point of aim, which is in line with the gun barrel. As a law enforcement tool, the laser’s red dot has been proven to reduce assailant aggression. The laser adds less than one quarter-ounce to the weight of the gun, and with no external parts, your favorite grips and a standard holster can be used. Each LaserMax is factory aligned and carries a three year warranty on all but its expendable parts. For more information on these and other models for the LaserMax sights contact LaserMax, Inc., Dept. SAR, 3495 Winton Place, Bldg. B, Rochester, NY 14623. Phone: 1-716-272-5420. Fax: 1-716-272-5427. Web Site: www.lasermax-inc.com.


K.G. Industries, a technical innovator in shooting sports, is pleased to team up with Network Custom Guns to offer the revolutionary Gas Gun conversion for the classic Model 1911 pistol. The Gas Gun conversion improves performance in a number of key areas, including accuracy, recoil and firing rate. The Gas Gun is made for simple drop-in conversion into any standard 1911 pistol. Redesigning the 1911’s original link-system for an exclusive fixed-barrel, direct blow-back gas delay system, the Gas Gun eliminates many of the moving parts that contribute to the 1911’s characteristic recoil and reloading action. Because the Gas Gun’s barrel is fixed, it’s inherently more accurate. Computer-machined from Douglas match-grade air-gauged barrel blanks, the Gas Gun is manufactured to much tighter tolerances than the barrel it replaces. In the higher-end Ultimate model, the 1911’s slide it also replaced, with one that weights only half as much. Felt recoil is reduced by as much as 60% with the new Gas Gun and since, in all Gas Gun models the barrel is parallel to the frame, rather than tilted down (as in the original design), recoil energy is shifted straight back, to the shooter’s arm, rather than deflecting the wrist upward. This results in greater accuracy and control. Due to its superior design, the Gas Gun effectively doubles cycle-times over the old 1911. Among the Gas Gun’s other attributes, its self-cleaning gas system can handle magnum loads, and is less prone to wear, since the number of load-bearing moving parts has been reduced. For more information on the Gas Gun contact K.G. Industries, Dept. SAR, 537 Louis Drive, Newbury Park, CA 91320. Phone: 1-800-348-9558. Web Site: www.ncggasgun.com.

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V6N2 (November 2002)
and was posted online on December 20, 2013


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