New Review: V22N4

By The Small Arms Review Editorial Staff

M&P Shield® M2.0™ Pistol Available with Green Laser

Smith&Wesson announced the addition of a new M&P Shield M2.0 pistol with integrated Crimson Trace® green laser to its popular line of M&P Shield polymer pistols. An ideal choice for concealed carry, the new M&P Shield M2.0 pistol with green laser provides confidence and reliable performance, day or night, in a slim, lightweight and easy-to-carry profile.

Available in 9mm and .40 S&W, the M&P Shield M2.0 pistol with integrated green laser retains familiar M&P pistol operating features, including a slim profile and 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim. The M&P Shield M2.0 pistol with integrated green laser features two laser modes, ambidextrous laser activation and the enhanced M2.0 feature set, including a light, crisp trigger and the M2.0 aggressive grip texture for enhanced control. smith-wesson.com

iO Optic Covers

TangoDown Inc.™ is pleased to provide protective iO optic covers for the following optics: Aimpoint™ T-1/H-1; Aimpoint™ T-2/H-2; and the Trijicon™ MRO. All of the iO covers feature solid caps to protect the lenses from scratching. The caps conveniently nest together to stay out of the way while the optic is in use. The covers offer a snug fit to keep the elements outside without adding weight to the weapon system. All of the covers are made of durable thermoplastic polyurethane material. The iO covers are available in black and flat dark earth. tangodown.com

Entity Series Covert Concealed Carry Bags

The purpose-built packs of the Entity™ series goes beyond stripping MOLLE off of existing styles. Maxpedition designed them from the ground up, allowing function and purpose to dictate their forms and taking bold steps away from the typical “tactical gear” look, which immediately draws undue attention to the wearer. The new designs allows the wearer to blend into any setting while concealing lifesaving gear all in a sleek, subdued package. The Entity series packs are meticulously hand-built and also thoroughly lab and field tested. As such, they are as durable and dependable as all other Maxpedition products. The Spring 2018 launch of the Entity series consists of 10 new products: 3 backpacks, 1 sling pack, 4 pouches and 2 hook and loop accessories. maxpedition.com

POLYTAC® X Flashlight

Streamlight® Inc., announced a new enhanced, dual-fuel version tactical flashlight. The new PolyTac® X features 600 lumens and offers the versatility of a rechargeable battery option.

The light can be powered by either two 3-volt CR123 lithium batteries or one Streamlight rechargeable 18650 lithium ion battery that can recharge either one or two batteries simultaneously and permits charging through either AC/DC or USB power sources. This multi-battery option allows for use of primary disposable batteries if the rechargeable cell is out of power.

The PolyTac X uses a power LED to provide three lighting modes: high, medium, low and strobe. Regardless of battery source, the light delivers 600 lumens on high, 11,485 candela and a 205-meter beam distance, which is enough to provide critical lighting for a range of tactical uses.  The light’s TEN-TAP® programmable push-button switch allows users to select from three programs: high/strobe/low (factory default); high only or low/medium/high.

The lightweight PolyTac X is exceptionally durable, featuring a case made of high impact super tough nylon polymer that also provides a sure grip. The new light features an IPX7-rated design, providing waterproof operation to 1 meter for 30 minutes and is impact-resistant tested to 3 meters. The light measures 5.46 inches and is available in black, yellow, or coyote. streamlight.com?

BR10 Rifle Platform

The BR10 platform is Battle Rifle Company’s second generation of precision 7.62x51/.308 caliber rifle, designed with the serious shooter in mind. This is a combat grade rifle, worthy of consideration for the most demanding applications. The BR10’s unique platform features the following:

The BR10 platform has an 18-inch 416SS barrel with Nitrite finish, a 1-inch 9.73 twist rate, a weight of 8 pounds, 11 ounces and overall length of 39.75 inches. Each BR10 purchase comes with one metal magazine and a tactical bag. battleriflecompany.com

FERRO™ 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol

DRD Tactical announces the release of FERRO™ 9mm. The FERRO™ is manufactured with stainless steel frame, slide and barrel. The pistol comes with an Apex tactical trigger, extended slide lock, magazine release and night sights. Available with non-threaded 4.48-inch barrel or threaded 4.88-inch barrel. Comes with three Magpul Pmag 17rd GL9 magazines. Available finishes are Black Nitride or NiB Battleworn. FERRO™ will be shipping to dealers in late Q1?/?2018.

DRD Tactical specializes in design and manufacturing of patented Multi-Caliber Semi-Automatic Rifles in .338 Lapua Magnum, .300 Norma Magnum, 7.62 Nato, 6.5 Creedmoor, 5.56 Nato and .300BLK, along now with pistols in their modern CNC manufacturing facility. drdtactical.com

NX8 Family of Riflescopes

Nightforce® Optics introduced a completely new category of optics to their line of finely crafted and durable riflescopes. The state-of-the-art NX8™ series is built upon the legendary NXS™ family of riflescopes, well-known for their robustness and battle-proven design. The first riflescope unveiled in the NX8 family is the new NX8 1-8x24 F1 optic. Specifically designed for short- to medium-range shooting, the compact NX8 1-8x24 F1 riflescope delivers trusted Nightforce performance to virtually any rifle platform and boasts true 1x magnification capability.

As targets increase in distance, the intelligent FC-MIL™ or FC-MOA™ first focal plane reticle options provide precise hold points. For those preferring to dial for long shots, the turrets feature Nightforce ZeroStop® elevation-adjustable technology with windage limiter, allowing for a rapid return to absolute zero regardless of any previous elevation adjustments. Adjustments are a true .2 Mil-Radian or .50 MOA. And, to aid in fast magnification adjustments, the Power Throw Lever (PTL) is included. nightforceoptics.com

JPFC-M AR Trigger

Beyond combining the quality of a JP trigger with unmatched ease of installation, the new JPFC-M incorporates an interchangeable shoe feature for user customization. The core module can be easily reconfigured with one of three different shoe designs: curved, flat and roller. Shooters of any discipline or application will find an option to suit their purpose and preference.

Preassembled and hand-tuned in a stainless steel housing, the JPFC-M features wire-cut components for a super-precise relationship requiring no user adjustment. Installation of the module is nothing more than inserting the trigger pins and tightening down two screws to secure the module in place.

The JPFC-M comes packaged with the user’s choice of shoe style and color for the curved or flat shoes, each available in black, silver, red or blue. Also included are JP’s signature Anti-Walk Pins and an ambidextrous safety selector with levers color-matched to the trigger. Two alternate rate hammer springs allow for user customization of trigger pull. jprifles.com

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V22N4 (April 2018)
and was posted online on February 23, 2018


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