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By Chris A. Choat

Mesa Tactical Shotshell Carrier For Kel-Tec KSG Shotgun

Mesa Tactical, provider of high quality tactical accessories and gear to law enforcement, the military and civilian shooters, has announced the introduction of a SureShell on-gun shotshell carrier system for the new Kel-Tec KSG bullpup shotgun. Available in four-, six-, eight- and twelve-shell configurations, the Mesa Tactical SureShell Shotshell Carrier and Rail systems for the KSG are machined from aircraft aluminum and also feature accessory mount points for on-gun weapon lights and lasers. Mesa Tactical is one of the first suppliers of aftermarket accessories for this innovative new platform. The SureShell carrier system comprises a replacement anodized aluminum Picatinny optics rail that supports one or two machined shell carrier yokes. Small aluminum flanges on either side of the main rail can accept additional lengths of Picatinny rail to support weapon lights or targeting lasers. The accessory Picatinny rails can be mounted on one or both sides of the shell carrier assembly. A pair of unique steel recoil blocks featuring angled set screws ensure the rail assembly is securely mounted to the shotgun. If you have a Kel-Tec KSG shotgun you have to have one of these. For more information of to place an order, contact Mesa Tactical, 1760 Monrovia Avenue, Suite B1, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Phone: (949) 642-3337. Fax: (949) 642-3339. Website: www.mesatactical.com.

New ATN Thermal Imaging Viewer Goes Digital

American Technologies Network, makers of military, law enforcement, security and outdoor night vision and thermal applications, have raised the bar in providing digital thermal imaging viewers in an affordable, rugged, pocket-sized package. Offering superior performance, the OTS-30 and OTS-60 are monocular viewers built around state-of-the-art uncooled thermal imaging technology. These thermal imaging units are built with Mil-Spec optics and an 800 x 600 OLED color display. The digital features include menu functions such as reticle type and color selection, windage and elevation adjustments, polarity single-button modes including black on white, white on black and 5 different color settings as well as video output with RCA cable. Both viewers have multi-coated all-glass optics and extended battery life using two (2) CR123 lithium batteries (4-plus hours). They also have a limited lifetime warranty and are made in the USA. Prices start at $6,099. For more information, contact them at American Technologies Network, Corp., 1341 San Mateo Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080. Phone: (800) 910-2862. On the web at www.atncorp.com.

Nikon Offers New Scope Mounts For AR Platform Rifles

It's important to match the right optic to an AR platform rifle. What's equally important is the mount used to attach it. AR platform rifles are much different in basic design than your typical bolt-action rifle. The comb height of the stock, the eye relief allowed by the stock length, the necessary access to the charging handle, typical shooting distances and other characteristics must be considered when choosing the mount. Nikon has a full range of AR scope mounts that offer shooters exactly what they need for a particular optic and for their particular AR. All built of strong, lightweight alloy, the mounts securely attach your preferred optic to your AR platform's Picatinny rail. P-Series Mount - This two-piece design allows proper mounting height and proper fore-aft positioning for ideal shooting technique and comfortable eye relief. It also provides necessary, easy access to the charging handle. The P-Series mounts are perfect for standard size scopes and are also reversible for ultra compact scopes. MSRP is $49.95. M-223 Mount - This one-piece mount was developed specifically for the Nikon M-223 riflescope series. Strong, one-piece construction with multiple crossbolts fits the Picatinny rails securely and makes your scope one with your AR. MSRP is $79.95. M-223 XR Mount - An extreme range variation of the standard M-223 mount, the M-223 XR features a built-in 20 MOA slope, which provides extreme long-range capability to your AR and optic combination. In essence, it adds 20 minutes of angle to the elevation adjustment of your riflescope - a natural choice for the new Nikon M-223 4-16x42 optic. MSRP is $99.95. For more information on Nikon's full line of riflescopes, binoculars, Fieldscopes and laser rangefinders, please contact: Nikon Sport Optics, 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747. Phone: (800) 645-6687. Website: www.nikonhunting.com.

IWI Introduces New Uzi Pro Submachine Gun

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for governments, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world, has just introduced their newest Uzi submachine gun (SMG), the 9mm Uzi Pro. Developed in cooperation with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the 9mm Uzi Pro SMG is the newest member of the legendary Uzi family - one of the most popular weapon families in the world, with millions of units sold around the globe. Exceptionally lightweight and compact, the Uzi Pro is an ideal solution for both concealed or openly carried use - for law enforcement, VIP protection and Special Forces.

Ergonomically designed and easy to use by right or left-handed users, it offers closed bolt operation for maximum accuracy and safety. With many of its components made of advanced polymeric materials, the Uzi Pro's features include Picatinny rails, ergonomic butt, built-in foldable assault handle and pistol-type magazine release button. It also provides a quick fitting suppressor, full auto and single shot and adjustable shoulder stock with mounted cheek rest.

IWI’s goal was to incorporate the latest technological advances without compromising the extremely reliable, globally recognized Uzi, in order to make it more ergonomic and user-friendly, and equipped to handle the full range of scenarios faced in modern warfare. This goal has now been fully achieved. Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), located in the center of Israel, is a world leader in small arms for the past 80 years. IWI is a member of the SK Group, which is composed of companies that develop and manufacture a wide array of military products for governmental entities, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world. IWI's most-known products include the Tavor and Galil Ace families of assault rifles, the Negev light machine gun, the legendary Uzi SMG (Mini Micro and Uzi Pro) and the Jericho family of pistols. For more information you can contact then at Israel Weapon Industries, LTD., P.O. Box 63, Ramat-Hasharon 47100 Israel. Phone: +972-3-7606000. Fax: +972-3-7606001. They are on the web at www.iwi.net.

LaserLyte Announces The Bersa Thunder .380 Laser

LaserLyte continues to innovate and stay in front of their customers by providing laser innovation where the demand is the greatest. LaserLyte proudly introduces the CK-MS for the popular personal defense pistols, the Bersa Thunder .380 and .380 Plus. The laser is easy and quick to mount on the Bersa trigger guard and snugs-up securely to the dust cover and is simple to activate with the ambidextrous, ergonomic switch. The LaserLyte CK-MS laser is easily programmable to either constant on or pulse mode. Another great feature is the “auto-off” feature that displays a unique flash after 5 minutes of operation and automatically turns the unit off after 6 minutes. Constructed from T6 aluminum with a black chrome finish, the LaserLyte CK-MS is durable and corrosion resistant. With the LaserLyte CK-MS securely attached, the Bersa Thunder .380 or .380 Plus is the go-to personal defense pistol whether carried in a purse or stored for-the-ready in the home. The new laser has a run time of 10 hours on pulse mode and 5 hours of constant on time. It runs on four 377 batteries and has a range at night of 500 yards. MSRP is just $99.95. For more information you can contact them at LaserLyte, 30 North Alamos Drive, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Phone: (928) 649-3201. Fax: (928) 649-3970. Website: www.laserlyte.com.

I.O. Inc. Reintroduces The Hellcat

I.O. Inc.'s Hellcat pistol is being reintroduced to the market with improvements and adjustments to make it the best concealed carry option on the market. I.O. Inc. has worked hard to bring customers a newly redesigned Hellcat with greater reliability and proven performance for whatever life brings. The new Hellcat packs a perfect combination of performance, reliability and concealability that makes it suitable for all day carry as a backup firearm for law enforcement or the perfect companion for personal protection to licensed carriers. The newly redesigned slides are stronger than ever for increased durability and a more solid feel. When some pocket pistols feel fragile and toy-like, the Hellcat has a heft that rivals the big boys while still being lightweight and comfortable. The newly improved extractor design offers strong, consistent operation for when you need it most. You can count on the durability of their parts to function properly, giving you the most protection and peace of mind. Finally, they have added high-visibility sights to help you focus faster and fire more accurately. In the heat of the moment when time is critical, they want to give you the advantage to react quickly and make it count. The Hellcat is chambered in .380 Auto and has an overall length of 5.16 inches, a width of 0.82 inches and a height of 3.6 inches. It features a 2.75 inch steel alloy barrel with 6 grooves and 1:16-inch twist. Designed with both male and female shooters in mind, the Hellcat weighs only 9.4 ounces with an empty magazine. The magazine has a capacity of 6+1 rounds. The Hellcat has an MSRP of $249.95 and comes with a 6 round stainless steel magazine and custom pocket pouch. It is available in 3 finishes to best suit your needs. For more information you can contact them at I.O. Inc., P.O. Box 847, Monroe, NC 28111. Phone: (704) 225-8843. Fax: (704) 225-8362. On the web at www.ioinc.us.

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review SAW (May 2012)
and was posted online on March 30, 2012


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