New Products: V21N10

By The Small Arms Review Editorial Staff

22 Nosler®

Nosler Inc. announced the release of the 22 Nosler®, a new cartridge designed to transform any standard AR-15 into the fastest, most powerful .22 caliber available for the platform, with the least amount of modification. The new addition to Nosler’s cartridge family delivers 30% more energy and is nearly 300 fps faster than a 223 Remington/ 5.56 NATO.

Born from the idea of creating the most powerful .22 caliber centerfire cartridge that would readily function in the AR platform, the 22 Nosler’s case design takes advantage of the AR-15’s unparalleled modularity, making the conversion from a standard 223 Remington/ 5.56 NATO to the 22 Nosler® simple, requiring only a swap of the upper to the new chambering and switching out to a 6.8 Rem SPC magazine. This effortless two-step retrofit will allow shooters to experience the 22 Nosler’s lightning fast, hard-hitting performance, while still being able to use their existing 223 bolt carrier group.

Approaching 22-250 velocities in a significantly smaller package, the 22 Nosler® yields nearly 25% more capacity than the 223 Rem/5.56 NATO making the round capable of pushing a 55gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip® bullet at 3,350 fps out of an AR-15 fitted with an 18-inch barrel and a 77gr. Custom Competition® bullet at 2,950 fps. Complete uppers and magazines for 22 Nosler® conversions will be available at major sporting goods retailers nationwide. www.22Nosler.com


B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc., announced the release of a revolutionary new optics and accessory rail system called the BOARS-M2 (B.E. Meyers Optics & Accessories Rail System) for the M2, M2A1, M3 series .50 caliber heavy machine gun platforms. The BOARS-M2 mount is a low-profile mounting solution that offers a quick-disconnect with true return-to-zero reattach. The BOARS-M2 represents a solution to the shortcomings of current M2 platform heavy machine gun optics and accessories mounting systems.

Key features for the BOARS-M2 include: a quick detach optics/laser rail, snag free design, non-marring installation, low height-over-bore, and oversized pass through aperture for use with iron sights.

The BOARS-M2 is comprised of two parts: the lower base and a quick-detach optics/accessory rail. This allows for quick and effective changes between day and night optics without any loss of zero. In addition, cleaning and maintenance of the M2 Weapon platform with an optics mount is simplified with the BOARS-M2. Legacy systems require the complete removal of the optic and mount (resulting in a complete loss of zero), whereas the BOARS-M2 only requires the quick-detach optics/accessory rail to be removed, thus preserving optic zero once all components have been re-installed. www.bemeyers.com

Hi-Point Carbines

The Hi-Point is ergonomically and tactically designed with useable top-side and forearm bottom Picatinny rails with more than enough space for various day and night options.

Chambered in 9mm Luger, .40 S&W, .45 ACP and a totally new 10mm carbine scheduled for January 2018. The longer than pistol length barrel will add 100-250 feet per second higher-velocity and more energy over like-chambered handguns—especially if using +P loads.
Compact, light, reliable, accurate and affordable, these robust carbines can sling lead with much more expensive patrol carbine counter-parts all day long.

A simple blow-back design reliably feeds ammunition from the single-stack, 10-round magazine—a new high-capacity magazine is available in 9mm. www.hi-pointfirearms.com

LEO® Gen II Telescoping Stock System

Mesa Tactical’s LEO® Gen II Telescoping Stock adapter and pistol grip system for the Beretta 1301 semi-automatic shotgun is made specifically with law enforcement in mind and is the first of Mesa Tactical’s “Generation II” LEO adapters. The LEO adapter’s second generation has been completely redesigned for increased comfort, superior handling and configuration versatility. mesatactical.com

LEO Stock Adapter Product Features:

Terrain Stock

The Terrain incorporates a comfortable, near vertical style grip, a classic raised cheek comb and ergonomic fore end to make it a transitional stock that is adaptable to a variety of applications.

The Terrain is an original Grayboe design and is constructed of the same proprietary solid homogenous fiberglass compound as the other stocks in the Grayboe line. The Terrain is formed under high pressure and heat, creating an exceptionally stiff and high strength platform that is able to withstand all weather and shooting conditions. The Terrain is ideal for hunting or general range use.

Several color options are available: black, khaki, gray and olive. The materials used in these stocks make it possible for rifle builders to custom Cerakote the stocks to fit builders’ specific customer requests. grayboe.com


Knife & Tool® Tactical Utility Knife

White River Knife & Tool GTI 4.5 tactical/utility knife is designed for LEO and combat use.

A primary feature of the GTI 4.5 is the high-traction, textured olive drab hefty 5-¼ inch long Micarta handle. The deeply textured handle design provides a no-slip grip, regardless of conditions or use of gloves.

Along with the no-slip, high-traction leverage Micarta handle it has a finger cutout forward of the guard for extra-heavy cutting chores. A wide lanyard loop will fit either cord or a strap (web gear), and the rear is notched for secure no-slip striking use if needed. The top of the handle is engineered for a better hand grip with a slight rise for the thumb.

The full tang 4.5-inch blade is a stout 3/16-inch-thick CPM S35VN steel at a 60 Rockwell C scale hardness. This knife has a fairly wide modified fighting blade design featuring a wider cutting surface leading up to the spine of the knife.

The black finish is Ionbond, a process which deposits incredibly robust diamond-like carbon through a molecular vapor deposited technique that will not peel, crack or chip and adds no thickness to the blade.

This unique knife includes a sheath made of a heavy leather with tough Tactical Tailor Mallice clips for attachment to Molle webbing, conventional pack webbing as well as a wide military belt loop for conventional waist wear. www.whiteriverknives.com

MOD*X™ Side Folder Mechanism for the KRISS Vector

Made in the US, the MOD*X™ Side Folder Mechanism is an affordable, lightweight adapter compatible with the KRISS Vector. The MOD*X Side Folder Mechanism allows KRISS Vector owners to add their own AR-style pistol braces or butt stocks to be used in a side-folding configuration.

“The MOD*X™ Side Folder Mechanism was originally designed around the extremely popular MOD*X GEN III™ Modular Rifle System,” says Jason Combs, President and Founder of American Built Arms Company. “We found that our MOD*X Side Folder Mechanism works perfectly with the KRISS Vector.”

The MOD*X™ Side Folder Mechanism can be purchased on the A*B Arms website or through a variety of A*B Arms Dealers and Distributors. www.abarms.com

A*B Arms MOD*X Rifle™

American Built Arms Company presents the MOD*X Rifle designed and engineered for military, law enforcement and shooting enthusiasts. The A*B Arms MOD*X Rifle is a lightweight, ergonomic, tactical rifle featuring the Remington® Model 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD .308 barreled action. The rifle provides a modular foundation on which tactical accessories can be added according to the operator’s needs. Designed and manufactured in the US by a Veteran-owned company. www.abarms.com


Hollow-Point™ Knife

The Hollow-Point™ knife is designed by Ken Onion for the exclusive Ruger® knife line by CRKT®. This knife design combines the IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system for efficient opening with retro-styling and modern knife features such as a frame-lock mechanism, molded plastic scales, two-position pocket clip, lanyard hole and blade flipper for quick one-handed deployment. This uniquely retro-styled knife is ideal for hunting treks and great for every day carry in the pack or pocket.

The Hollow-Point™ is part of the exclusive Ruger® knife line; the line includes designs for everyday carry, hunting, tactical uses and self-preparedness. The knives are crafted in varying sizes and finishes, with an assortment of blade edges. Developed by six master knife-smiths who combined their knowledge of the art with aesthetic details from Ruger® firearms, the line offers unique knives with the important features that every good knife should have. These knives are purposely built to be durable and highly functional in the environments where Ruger customers will expect them to perform. www.ruger.com/crkt


Fobus Holsters and Mag Pouches expands its extensive holster and mag pouch line to include the new RU2ND for the Ruger LC9, LC9s and LC380. It is available in both paddle and belt styles.

The RU2ND is an Evolution Series, injection molded polymer holster, which provides passive retention and an adjustment screw for customized retention based upon the user’s personal preference. Steel reinforced rivets secure the holster to your attachment of choice and further strengthen the overall integrity of the holster, ensuring years of reliable and trouble-free use. www.fobusholster.com

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V21N10 (December 2017)
and was posted online on October 20, 2017


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