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By Chris A. Choat

New Buffer Technologies Glock Gen 4 Magwell

Weighing in at less than an ounce, the Glock Magwell from Buffer Technologies is one of the lightest magwells available, and now it's available for the Gen 4. At 0.7 ounces, Buffer's Glock Gen 4 Magwell likely weighs about the same as a single bullet in the magazine. This magwell is perfect for law enforcement or concealed carry because it adds so little weight to the weapon. When you're carrying a weapon around all day, even a little weight can seem like a lot. They designed this magwell to offer the benefit of quick, guided reload without adding extra weight.

The Buffer Glock Gen 4 Magwell is made of injection-molded, high-intensity nylon that matches the finish of regular Glock frames. At a price of $29.95, it is one of the most economical magwells available. Buffer's Glock Gen 4 Magwell is certainly no lightweight when it comes to performance. It fits the Glock Gen 4 frame without requiring any modification. A simple hex-head wrench will tighten the patented locking device into place with no slippage or movement. The beveled edges of the magwell easily guide the magazine into place for fast, fumble-free reloads. Buffer Technologies is a Missouri-based manufacturer and distributor of tactical weapons accessories for military, law enforcement and shooting sports. Its signature products include patented recoil buffers for most automatic pistols and rifles, the MagCinch dual-magazine system, and TangoDown covers and grips for tactical rifles. Buffer Technologies' other products for Glocks include the recoil buffer, armorer's tool, and satin and black anodized finish mounts. For more information contact Buffer Technologies, P.O. Box 105047, Jefferson City, MO 65110. Phone: (573) 634-8529. Fax: (573) 634-8522. Website: www.buffertech.com.

FosTecH Outdoors Introduces New Bumpfire Stocks

FosTecH Outdoors, LLC manufactures modular bumpfire stocks for a variety of weaponry. Current models include the Bumpski, DefendAR-15, & AA2 (Springless Akins Accelerator). All of the stocks except for the AA2 are manufactured from 6061 Billet Aircraft Grade Aluminum and then have a Mil-Spec Anodization coating that makes the surface of the stocks four times harder than the original aluminum. The Bumpski is a modular bumpfire stock that works on the AK-47 format of weapon, including the AK-47, AK-74 & Saiga shotgun. The versatility of the universal adapter bar allows the customer that has removed the tang from their weapon during a conversion to still have the ability to attach the Bumpski to their weapon. The Bumpski will currently not work with a milled receiver. The DefendAR-15 is a modular bumpfire stock for the AR-15 platform that will work with nearly any AR-15. The DefendAR-15 will also function with many different calibers including the .22 long rifle. FosTecH has recently announced the release of a finger rest for the AR-10 (.308 version of the AR-15). This finger rest will allow you to use the components of the DefendAR-15 with the new finger rest to have a bump fire stock for the .308 rifles. One of the most compelling features of FosTecH's products is the modularity of the stocks. Once you have purchased one kit (either Bumpski or DefendAR-15), you now have the proper components to switch to other weapons simply by purchasing a different adapter bar and or finger rest. One other aspect that makes these stock stand apart from the others is that you can switch the finger rests out for either right or left handed shooters, no longer do you need to purchase two different stocks. The Springless Akins Accelerator brings back a flash from the past. This is the same stock that was sold back in 2006 except now without the spring. It now comes with a KIDD two stage trigger and is a ton of fun to shoot without the big price tag for ammunition. If anyone has an old AA2 and would like it converted, FosTecH Outdoors, LLC offers that service as well. For more information or to order please contact them at FosTecH Outdoors, LLC., 9290 W. County Rd 750 S., Paris Crossing, IN 47270. Phone: (812) 524-7279. Their website is www.fostechoutdoors.com.

Steyr Arms Announces AUG A3 With hammer Forged Barrel

Steyr Arms, the only licensed manufacturer of Steyr products in North America, has announced that the AUG A3 will be available later this month. Assembled by Steyr-Mannlicher-trained gunsmiths in its Trussville, Ala., manufacturing facility, the new flat-top AUG A3 will feature European-style cold-hammer-forged barrels and the legendary tulip-style muzzle brake. With an overall length of 28.15 inches including a 16-inch barrel attached, the AUG A3 is not only 8 inches shorter than an AR-15 carbine with a comparable-length barrel; it runs exceptionally cleaner due to its short-stroke-gas-piston operation. Its stainless steel operation and guide rods offer unparalleled smoothness in operation as well as exceptional reliability. Dual gas-adjustment settings ensure its operation even with the dirtiest of ammunition. The Steyr AUG A3’s 25-position Picatinny rail makes sighting options nearly limitless, to include numerous optics and back-up iron sights. The AUG A3 has all the classic features and benefits that established it as the pinnacle of modern rifle design, including expedient disassembly as well as simple conversion to left-hand operation, which requires replacement of the standard bolt with the optional left-eject bolt. It also features a quick-change barrel with a collapsible forward grip. The AUG A3, which comes with a transparent polymer 30-round magazine, has a suggested retail price of $2,099. For more information contact Steyr Arms, Inc., 7661 Commerce Lane, Trussville, AL 35173. Phone: (205) 655-8299. Website: www.steyrarms.com.

New M-Pro 7 Tactical Rifle Cleaning Kit

M-Pro 7, a leading provider of military-grade weapons maintenance products, introduces the first BoreSnake cleaning kit specifically designed for all M16 and AR-15 style rifles. The Tactical Rifle Cleaning Kit contains everything needed to properly maintain 5.56mm/.223 caliber and 7.62mm/.308 caliber rifles in the field or at the range. The kit was designed with simplicity in mind, giving marksmen a compact, all-in-one solution to simplify and speed up the weapon maintenance process. The kit contains the crucial products and tools needed to clean, maintain and condition a rifle to perform consistently round after round. Essential items in the kit include the M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner, M-Pro 7 Gun Oil LPX and two M-Pro 7 BoreSnakes. The M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner improves weapon performance by removing layers of fouling and embedded carbon while conditioning the bore to help prevent future build-up. Formulated from technology with the lowest known friction coefficient, M-Pro 7 Gun Oil LPX provides unparalleled protection against wear, humidity and moisture (including salt water) and leaves a long-lasting film that repels dust and dirt. With one pass, the M-Pro 7 BoreSnake loosens large particles, scrubs out the remaining residue with a bronze brush, and then swabs it all spotless with a cleaning area 160x larger than a standard patch. The M-Pro 7 BoreSnake is completely washable and reusable. Each Tactical Rifle Cleaning Kit contains the following gun care and maintenance tools: 4 oz. M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner, 4 oz. M-Pro 7 Gun Oil LPX, 5.56 mm M-Pro 7 BoreSnake, 7.62 mm M-Pro 7 BoreSnake, Dual-Headed nylon utility brush, lint free cleaning cloth, foam gun pad and a weapons maintenance and product guide. The M-Pro 7 Tactical Rifle Cleaning Kit is available for an MSRP of $92.95. For more information about M-Pro 7 and its complete line of tactical-grade cleaning supplies you can contact them at M-Pro 7 Weapon Care Products, 225 W. Seer Valley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85027. Phone: (623) 780-2880. Fax: (623) 516-0414. Website: www.mpro7.com.

Ballista Tactical Introduces The Nautilus Rotating Rail

Ballista Tactical Systems has announced the release of its latest innovation - the Nautilus Rotating Rail. This unique rail system is designed to give shooters an option they've never had before - the ability to reconfigure their firearm accessories without removing them from the rails. By eliminating the unnecessary chore of disconnecting accessories, the Nautilus Rotating Rail delivers unprecedented versatility to any standard AR platform carbine rifle. The Nautilus Rotating Rail is seven inches in length and is a single unit that contains a total of eight individual 1913 Picatinny rails. There are two identical sections that are each comprised of four rails. Each section can be rotated 360 degrees in either direction. Two easily accessible buttons, one for each direction, allow users to rotate the Nautilus Rotating Rail in 45-degree increments. Constructed of aircraft grade 6061 T6 hard-anodized aluminum, the Nautilus Rotating Rail is built to withstand the wear and tear of real-world use. Precision stainless steel grade 25 ball bearings ensure a tight fit and are designed to perform against even the worst conditions - including exposure to water, sand and mud. Because of the precise bearings on the Nautilus Rotating Rail, all optical systems maintain zero after rail rotation. Ballista Tactical offers the Nautilus Rotating Rail in four different color variations including dark earth, matte black, coyote tan and olive drab. The MSRP for the Nautilus Rotating Rail is $549. Fore more information please contact them at Ballista Tactical Systems, 2848 NE 37th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308. Phone: (954) 235-0690. Website: www.ballistatactical.com.

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review SAW (January 2013)
and was posted online on January 4, 2013


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