SHOT Show 2015 Preview: Day 3

By Chris A. Choat

Small Arms Review's very own Chris Choat is at SHOT Show 2015 this week in Las Vegas, Nevada! Every day Chris will be updating us all on the interesting products he runs into at the show.

Today's update focuses on Day 3 at the SHOT Show. Vendors range from Sig Sauer, Mossberg, Gemtech and Recover Tactical, and more.

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Faxon Firearms is continuing their line of rifles that are a combination of an AR and an AK. Adding to their ARAK 21 rifle in 5.56 is the new big brother in .308. The new rifle features a user changeable barrel just like the ARAK-21 and it has the added feature of being able to eject from either the right or left hand side. It will also feature cocking handles on both right and left side. You contact them for more information at www.faxonfirearms.com.

Masterpiece Arms has now introduced a new version of their MPA pistol. This Mini 9 has a machined grip and uses Glock or FN series magazines allowing the user to fire 9mm, .40 S&W, 5.7 X 28mm and .357 Sig. Accessories allow it to be setup as an SBR with a short barrel and folding stock or as the standard model pistol. It also has a threaded barrel that will accept the Masterpiece Arms line of suppressors. Contact them to place your advanced orders at www.masterpiecearms.com.

Steve Lauer at Duracoat continues to amaze with his advanced firearm finishes. He has now introduced his newest color called DuraBlue™. It is a spray-on bluing that can be applied either with a detail spray gun or out of one of his aerosol ready to spray cans. The DuraBlue produces the look of traditional high grade bluing at a fraction of the cost and is much less labor intensive. Duracoat also introduces the new ChameleonCoat™ which produces brilliant, eye catching, colors that appear to change depending on the angle that you see them from. One other new color or combination of colors is their new “to Hell and Back” distressing Kit. This kit creates a battle-worn, war-torn, distressed look on firearms and gear. It is also available for spray guns or in an aerosol. Check out all of their new colors at www.lauerweaponry.com.

M+M Inc., a Colorado company, was showing their new rifle called the M10X which they say is the next step in the evolution of the AK. The rifle is 100% manufactured in the United States. The innovative features include a fully integrated upper receiver, an adjustable gas aperture, ambidextrous charging handle and safety, AR style buffer tube that will accept AR buttstocks, full-length Picatinny rail, and a free floated barrel. They will be producing two models of the gun. The Elite Model consists of critical being machined with a nitrated finish and comes with Magpul furniture ans the Standard Model which features critical parts that are casted and black manganese finish and has basic accessories. More on these two new rifles can be found at www.MM-industries.com.

Sig Sauer has announced that is will be releasing the newest 5.56 rifle called the Sig MCX. The new MCX features in the field change overs for barrel length, caliber and stock configuration. The guns will be optimized for suppressed use and have all ambidextrous fire controls. The guns use an auto regulating short-stroke gas piston system. The MCX will also be available in a pistol version that will accept an arm stabilizing brace. It will have a 9 inch barrel and will have a side-folding buffer tube. Their website is www.sigsauer.com.

Recover Tactical makers of the excellent new Recover Rail Grips an accessory that is a pistol grip and bottom Picatinny rail for pistols has now come out with a holster that will fit pistols equipped the their Rail Grips. The holster will come in two model; and active model that requires the user to press a side mounted release button to draw and a passive which just requires a push of the thumb to release the gun.. Look for more innovative products from this company in the coming year. Www.recovertactical.com.

Now AR-15 shooters can add a tactical changing handle to their rifles for less than $15.00. If you have an optic on your AR you know that it can be a real pain trying to reach the charging handle under the back lens of your scope. A company called Pro-Defense is making a little device, called the Scorpion Tactical Fast Pull, that attaches to the shooters stock charging handle and features a finger pull loop that sticks out from beneath the scopes rear lens. Besides that this great new product attaches and detaches almost instantly so it can be moved from weapon to weapon in seconds but at that price why not have one for every gun? It is also available in a mode with a “T” handle instead of a loop, called the Fast Pull Pro. This company has several innovative products that you will want when you see them at www.pro-defense.com.

Mossberg released their new MVP® LC (Light Chassis) 5.56 and 7.62 caliber bolt action at this years SHOT Show. The new rifles feature a lightweight, aluminum MDT® chassis; Magpul® Mil-Spec CTR® adjustable stock and MOE® pistol grip; SilencerCo® Saker™ muzzle brake; and adjustable bipod. Both rifles will be available in optional Vortex®-scoped combos. These AR-compatible bolt-actions utilize patented design features that accept and feed from AR-style magazines (AR15-style for 5.56mm NATO and both M1A/M14 and AR10-style for 7.62mm NATO models). See all of the other new Mossberg guns at www.mossberg.com.

Mossberg released their new MVP® LC (Light Chassis) 5.56 and 7.62 caliber bolt action at this years SHOT Show. The new rifles feature a lightweight, aluminum MDT® chassis; Magpul® Mil-Spec CTR® adjustable stock and MOE® pistol grip; SilencerCo® Saker™ muzzle brake; and adjustable bipod. Both rifles will be available in optional Vortex®-scoped combos. These AR-compatible bolt-actions utilize patented design features that accept and feed from AR-style magazines (AR15-style for 5.56mm NATO and both M1A/M14 and AR10-style for 7.62mm NATO models). See all of the other new Mossberg guns at www.mossberg.com.

Next up is “The Arrow” a.338 LaPua Magnum suppressor that is only 12 inches long yet has a sound reduction of 32dB. It has a 3-lug quick mount system.

Also new is their new suppressed bolt carrier for AR-platform guns in both 5.56 and 7.62 models. The new carrier is adjustable for suppressed and non-suppressed use by turning a built-in switch machine into the bolt carrier. Doing opens a port to bypass some gas when using a suppressor. It reduces bolt speed, reduces recoil and blowback and reduces the cyclic rate for full-auto.

Gemtech has also introduced their new “Three Pack” which includes all the suppressors a shooter is likely to ever need in a very nice fitted case. It comes with three of their most popular suppressors a GM-22, a GM-45 (both G -Core Models) and the new “The ONE”. The kit will also come with disassembly tools. With this kit a shooter can suppress any firearm that they have. It will also sell for under $2000.00.

Last but not least is their new .22 3-Lug Quick Detach Adapter. This modular quick detach system for .22's allows all rimfire suppressors threaded in ½ X 28 to easily become a quick detach system. Go to www.gem-tech.com for all of their first rate suppressors.