New Review: V22N5

By The Small Arms Review Editorial Staff

Hunter American Stock—Ruger American® Short Action

Magpul is releasing the Hunter American stock made from reinforced polymer and an anodized aluminum bedding block with steel recoil lugs. The Magpul Hunter American stock offers users a cost-effective replacement featuring a fully adjustable length of pull, comb height and enhanced ergonomics. Compatible with Ruger American Short Action rifles, this stock requires no bedding and is a true “drop-in” solution for the end user.


*NOTE: PMAG 5 7.62 AC magazine is for the .308 Winchester and similar-sized cartridges. Rifles that use smaller or larger cartridge cases will require the customer to separately purchase an AICS pattern compatible magazine of their choice. magpul.com

5.56 Suppressed Bolt Carrier

The GEMTECH Suppressed Bolt Carrier is a drop-in replacement and will allow the shooter to choose between suppressed (S) and unsuppressed (U) settings without any permanent modifications to the firearm. No longer will you need to change gas blocks, buffers or any other components. Not only that, but with the GEMTECH Suppressed Bolt Carrier, there is a reduction in carrier speed and less felt recoil, bringing the cyclic rate of the suppressed rifle down to unsuppressed levels. gemtech.com

Model 257 Professional Grade Heavy Duty Truck Bed Security Drawers

Tuffy Security Products offers four Model 257 professional grade Heavy Duty Truck Bed Security Drawers perfect for securing valuable tactical gear. Tuffy’s Model 257 Heavy Duty Truck Bed Security Drawers have easy-to-install, heavy duty steel mounting hardware to attach to the pickup’s bed floor, and the drawer assembly can be removed by loosening the mounting hardware.

These security drawers feature superior engineering and are made in the U.S. from 16-gauge steel, with ¼-inch thick (6.35mm) steel latch components and tough structural top-cross supports for exceptional durability. Each drawer can hold up to 400lbs (181.4kg) and ride on slides with precision ground stainless-steel sealed roller bearings to evenly distribute weight for smooth, reliable operation. Designed for outdoor use, the drawers close tightly into the enclosure opening, using premium weather seals to combat moisture and dust intrusion.
Using tab-loc welded construction, plus a pick-resistant, 10-tumbler double-bitted lock, combined with Tuffy Security Products’ patented Pry-Guard II locking system, the Model 257 security drawers withstand severe duty use, while deterring theft.

The Model 257 Heavy Duty Truck Bed Security Drawers fit full-size Chevrolet/GMC, Dodge/RAM, Ford and Toyota pickups, plus the Navistar International CXT, and are offered in six sizes for short, standard and long beds. tuffyproducts.com

Ultra-Light and Low Profile TLR-7® and TLR-8®

Streamlight® Inc. added two new low profile models to its extensive line of TLR® rail-mounted tactical lights, the TLR-7® and the TLR-8®, which also features an integrated red aiming laser. Extraordinarily lightweight, the new lights are among the smallest rail-mounted lights in the TLR line; each delivers 500 lumens for a variety of tactical uses.

Securely fitting to a broad range of weapons, the new TLR lights feature a one-handed, snap on and tighten interface that keeps hands away from gun muzzles when attaching or detaching them. The lights also include a safe off feature, locking them so they cannot be turned on accidentally. A key kit is included to securely fit each light to the broadest array of hand guns of any light on the market.

The TLR-7 offers two lighting modes, LED-Only or LED strobe, each with a run time of 1.5 hours. The TLR-8 also offers a 640-660nm red laser that increases the user’s ability to focus on a target. The light can be deployed in Laser-Only mode to keep the gun on target; in LED-Only mode to provide bright, focused light; or in dual mode using both light sources. Run times are 1.5 hours in LED-Only, LED and Laser, and strobe modes and 18 hours in Laser-Only mode. The new models feature an IPX7-rated design, making them waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes. streamlight.com

Delica® 4 Lightweight Knife

Cleaning and adjusting just got easier with Spyderco’s fine-tuned Delica 4 model’s screw construction. The fiberglass reinforced nylon handles come molded with Bi-Directional Texturing for preferred traction and improved ergonomics. Inside the handle dual skeletonized stainless steel liners make the knife stronger without adding weight and make an anchor for all external and internal components to attach through adding sturdiness and rigidity.

Their VG-10 blades are flat saber-ground with a stronger tip and larger 13mm opening hole. Added to the blade’s spine is slip resistant jimping. Phosphor bronze washers smooth out the open/close action and the clip is upgraded to a four-way tip-up, tip-down, left- or right-handed clip. spyderco.com

Center-Drive Multi-Tool

Gerber’s new multi-tool offers uncompromising performance through revolutionary design. The innovative center-axis driver opens to align like a real screw driver, yielding maximum torque and rotation. No productivity is sacrificed with the addition of a 30% longer outboard blade and one-thumb opening sliding jaws. Full size, real tools—the multi-tool just got a reality check. gerbergear.com

FC-MOA, FC-MIL and FC-DM Reticles

Nightforce® Optics, leading manufacturer and marketer of premium sport optics and related products including riflescopes, spotting scopes and accessories announces the introduction of three, innovative first focal plane reticles optimized for low-power variable riflescopes. The FC-MOA and FC-MIL reticles are featured on the newly released Nightforce NX8 1-8x24 F1 riflescope, while the FC-DM outfits the newest addition to the ATACR™ family of riflescopes, the ATACR 1-8x24 F1. nightforceoptics.com

FC-MOA and FC-MIL Reticles

Magpul Pro 700

The Magpul Pro 700 Rifle Chassis is an uncompromising, full featured precision rifle chassis for short action Remington® 700 actions and other Remington® 700 footprint actions. The Pro 700 combines innovative engineering, precision machining, Mil-Spec quality finishes and an extensive list of purposeful design features with complete adjustability to provide demanding end users with the most comprehensive available precision rifle platform solution for true out of the box performance.
Based on a full billet aluminum skeleton and clad in Magpul polymer for environmental comfort, noise mitigation and ergonomics, the Pro 700 is also fully ambidextrous. Capable of fitting both right- and left-handed actions with the simple swap of a bolt-cutout plate, and with a reversible cheek riser and reversible hinge on the folding version, “lefties” haven’t been “left out.” magpul.com


This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V22N5 (May 2018)
and was posted online on March 23, 2018


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