New Review: V21N8

By The Small Arms Review Editorial Staff

HFGA (HERA Front Grip Adjustable)

The new HFGA (HERA Front Grip Adjustable) by HERA Arms is a multi-positional front grip which can be used on any firearm with a Picatinny rail. Shooters can easily adjust the level of support based on their needs. The HFGA will be available as of August 2017. MSRP: $39.00 www.hera-usa.com

Send iT Level

Long Range Arms’ new “Send iT” electronic shooting level eliminates the need to remove your eye from the reticle, making it easily 3-5 seconds faster than mechanical levels. The Send iT level reads your rifle’s cant whether it is mounted vertically or horizontally. Additionally, the Send iT level has 5 cant sensitivity settings, quick rheostat adjustments for day and night operations, battery check, tool-less battery cap and is powered by 1/3 N battery, sleep mode and is water resistant. MSRP: $225.00 www.LongRangeArms.com

C41CFFP5 Native® 5

The defining feature of this Native 5 is its fluted carbon fiber handle. Meticulously machined from solid carbon fiber, its scales offer a stunningly beautiful appearance as well as a subtle non-slip texture. They are fitted with four sets of threaded stainless steel inserts to allow attachment of a four-position pocket clip that supports left or right-side tip-up or tip-down carry. The knife has a high strength, back-lock mechanism. The Native 5’s blade is also unique in that it is crafted from premium CPM® S90V® stainless steel. This advanced particle metallurgy steel is enriched with a high vanadium content that favors the formation of hard vanadium carbides instead of chromium carbides. MSRP: $359.95 www.spyderco.com


This newest addition to the LCRx® family features a 3-inch barrel, .22 LR chambering, a fully adjustable rear sight, full-size smooth Hogue® Tamer™ grip, polymer fire control housing, aerospace grade aluminum monolithic frame and an extensively fluted stainless steel cylinder. This new model expands the diverse LCR® family, which features a variety of calibers and configurations. www.Ruger.com

V6 Muzzle Brake

V6 Industries, manufacturers of the V6 Muzzle Brake, is proud to introduce its revolutionary muzzle brake concept to the shooting market. The V6 design takes full advantage of the escaping gases and directs those forces at exactly the perfect angle and precise direction to counteract 100 percent rise and reduce 70 to 80 percent recoil. The V6 Muzzle Brake reduces muzzle rise to virtually zero, no matter what the shooter puts through the gun. It is ideal for the competitive shooter, hog hunter or anyone desiring rapid acquisition and instant follow up shots. www.V6Brake.com

Takedown Firearm Backpack

The Takedown Firearm Backpack is compatible with variety of firearms including the following makes and models:

Alaskan Lever Action Takedown Rifles
AR & AK Pistols
AOW Shotguns / Compact Shotguns
Century Arms AK Pistols
Century Arms Draco Pistols
Henry® Survival AR-7 Rifle
Kel-Tec Sub-2000 Rifles
Kriss Vector Gen II SDP and SBR
Ruger® 10/22 Takedown® Factory Rifle, 22 Charger™ & 22 Charger™ Takedown
Zenith Firearms MKE Z-5RS, MKE Z-5P, MKE Z-5K
MSRP: $99.99

Drakon Blade

DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, is proud to announce the release of its new Drakon™ Blade.
Coated in DoubleStar’s Dragon Hyde™ DLC coating, the Drakon Blade was created with one thing in mind: to wreak havoc. The scalloped beveled edge allows this blade to slice through the heaviest textiles with ease. The finger loop ensures secure retention throughout the cut. The Drakon comes with a Kydex sheath with Tek Lok. It’s made in the US and comes with a warranty. MSRP: $179.99 www.star15.com

Dual Beam Aiming Laser Advanced4 v2

New advanced DBAL-A4 with four functions: visible laser, IR laser, IR illuminators and white light illuminator. High/low modes. Restricted and commercial models available.

Overall features:
• Spot and wide field of view (Flood) IR Illumination Modes
• Fully adjustable windage and elevation
• Available in low power and restricted-military configurations
• Integrated push-button switch and remote cable pressure-pad switch
• Activation—tap and release for momentary activation; tap twice for 5-minute continuous ON
• Attaches to any Picatinny rail using secure quick disconnect mount
• Includes remote cable ports for paddle switch activation and visible laser/white light override


Suppressor Covers

The new YHM Suppressor Covers are a valuable accessory for controlling heat mirage that can interfere with your sight picture through optics or iron sights, we all know suppressors can get very hot after just a few rounds through the can. The YHM suppressor covers will work as a safety measure to act as a barrier in case a hot suppressor were to make contact with your gear, skin or environment.
Available in 6 inches or 8.5 inches: 6 inches YHM-HTP-6, 8.5 inches YHM-HTP-85. MSRP: $95.00 https://yhm.net


We are proud to be introducing the newest innovation to our lineup.

Our M214-NANO’s are currently shipping with an easy method of installation for attaching after-market pistol braces. These braces have gained popularity over the last few years to increase stability and accuracy on pistols. The M214-NANO has a standard AK47 stock tang installed that allows the installation of these aftermarket accessories. This model is extremely popular with Military and Law Enforcement for its versatility and compact size, while also being available in a full auto SMG configuration.

The M214-NANO has a 7-inch barrel with a 18.5-inch overall length. It is one of the shortest and most powerful AK47 pistols on the market today. We are proud to manufacture our AK-47’s right here in the USA, and we stand behind them with a lifetime warranty. www.ioinc.us

Low-Light BUCKMASTERS II Riflescope

Nikon has announced its newly introduced BUCKMASTERS 3-9x50 Matte BDC riflescope. This large-objective-lens addition to the BUCKMASTERS II line-up offers its owner the brightness and clarity of Nikon’s Fully Multicoated lenses and the long-range aiming simplicity of the company’s BDC reticle. The BDC reticle is most effective when optimized for an individual cartridge and load with Nikon’s Spot On™ Ballistic Match Technology-available as a free app or online program. Sighting-in the new 3-9x50 is made easy with precise ¼-inch@100 yards reticle adjustments and Spring-Loaded Instant Zero-Reset turrets, which can be returned to the zero-mark after sight-in for enhanced confidence. The BUCKMASTERS II 3-9x50 also has a fixed 100-yard parallax setting, generous eye relief and is waterproof, fogproof and shockproof. NikonSportOptics.com


CMMG has announced the release of the MkG45 GUARD—a new AR15 rifle chambered in the iconic .45 ACP caliber. The GUARD is offered in five different configurations, operates on CMMG’s new, patent pending Radial Delayed Blowback system and is fed from Glock magazines.

While the straight blowback system found on most pistol-caliber AR carbines utilizes a non-rotating bolt assembly, the Radial Delayed Blowback system used on the GUARD has a bolt carrier group (BCG) that appears similar to that found on a direct impingement AR15 but operates completely differently. The rotating bolt is the key to the Radial Delayed Blowback system. It is the act of the bolt being forced to rotate and unlock that slows down the BCG just enough to safely cycle .45 ACP while keeping the BCG and buffer lighter than 9mm AR15’s.

The MkG45 GUARD comes with one 13-round factory Glock 21 magazine. For optimal reliability, CMMG recommends using factory double-stack GLOCK .45 ACP magazines. Bolt weight kits will be sold separately for those who wish to fine-tune the GUARD for +P ammunition or suppressor usage. MSRP: Prices vary depending on model www.cmmginc.com

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V21N8 (October 2017)
and was posted online on August 18, 2017


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