Shot Show 2013 Preview: Day One
Text & Photos By Chris A. Choat

Small Arms Review's very own Chris Choat is at Show Show 2013 this week in Las Vegas, Nevada! Every day Chris will be updating us all on the interesting products he runs into at the show. Detailed to the right are five products Chris was excited about.

Be sure to come back to the site tomorrow for more exciting developments from the show!

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FAXON Firearms today unveiled their new complete upper receiver for the AR-15 series of rifles. Called the ARAK-21 it features a flat to upper Picatinny rail its full length as well as a quad rail forearm all milled from a solid billet of 6061 T-6 aluminum. The new ARAK-21 also features a forward charging, non receprocating changing handle and to cap it all off has a barrel that is able to be changed in about 2 minutes. Calibers available right now include .223/5.56 and 300 Blackout.

Auto Ordnance Works, Inc., has now brought the venerable old BAR into the 21 Century with a gun so new it doesn`t even havee a name yet, They`ve lightened the new gun by over 6 pounds, added a hydraulic buffer, polymer trigger group, threaded barrel with suppressor mount flashider and add their new 30 round BAR magazine.

Dummies Unlimited bow has realistic 3-D S.W.A.T. targets. These targets are life-sized and features realistic detail like facial features, hair, clothing, etc.. The targets are made from self-healing polyurethane and can take between 5,000 and 10,000 rounds of ammunition. The company also has interchangeable lethal and non-lethal props for "shoot-no shoot training.

Parabellum Armament, LLC has a new product called the MARS (Mechanical Advantage Release System. It can be installed all Kalashnikov platforms where a standard magazine release is used. It allows the magazine to be released with the shooters thumb without removing his hand from the pistol grip.

TNVC (Tactical Night Vision Company) introduced their new WASP (Weapon mounted Advanced Sighting Platrform. The new NV sight mounts in front of your day optic. The WASP has incredible performance with a price starting at just $4995.00. While the unit is not Mil-Spec it gives the user the features of a PVS-22 for alot less money.