New Review: January 1999

By Chris A. Choat


DPMS, Inc. is proud to present their new AR Stowaway Pistol Plug. You can now convert your existing AR-15/M-16, A2 pistol grip into a Stowaway Pistol Grip. Their new AR Stowaway Pistol Plug allows you to store your extra firing pins, springs, etc. and is a less costly option than the Stowaway Pistol Grip. The new “plug” is made of 70 durometer rubber and is friction fitted into the bottom of your existing A2 pistol grip. The AR Stowaway Pistol Plug fits snugly and removes easily. For more information or to place an order, contact Defense Procurement Manufacturing Services, Inc., Dept. SAR, 13983 Industry Avenue, Becker MN 55308. Phone: 1-612-261-5600. Fax: 1-612-26-5599. On the web at www.dpmsinc.com.


Fresh from Crimson Trace Corporation is the newly developed LASERGRIPS for the Sig Sauer P228 and P229 pistols. The internal circuitry and electronic components that power this masterfully engineered laser gunsight are housed within both grip panels, with a sturdy link completing the electrical connection. Within the left grip panel, a pressure sensitive activator switch is perfectly positioned for instinctive, instantaneous activation with either hand. The switch rests directly beneath the tip of the middle finger of a right-handed shooter, providing optimum control. A brilliant, continuous laser beam emanates from high and to the rear of the slender and perfectly contoured right grip. A master on/off switch at the base of the grip allows complete system override. The laser equipped weapon fits easily into holsters that are designed for the Sig pistols. Overall size of the grips is virtually indistinguishable from stock grips. In addition to the Sig model, LASERGRIPS are available for the S&W J-Frame, Beretta 92/96, 1911 Government Model and Commander as well as the Ruger MKII. As many as thirty other LASERGRIP models are planned for the near future. For more information contact Crimson Trace Corporation, Dept. SAR, 1433 NW Quimby Street, Portland, OR 97209. Phone: 1-503-295-2406. Fax: 1-503-442-2406. On the web they can be reached at www.crimsontrace.com.


Speedwell, the leading provider of targets and range equipment for law enforcement and civilian sport shooting markets, presents its website, entitled WWW.SPEEDWELL-ROCKWOOD.COM. Check out this site regularly for great specials and new product offerings. Speedwell offers over 700 high-grade products at reasonable prices through its catalog, or by calling directly toll-free, at 1-800-243-8274 for those who can’t get online. Speedwell, Dept. SAR, 136 Lincoln Boulevard, Middlesex, NJ 08846.


Dakota Arms, long known for manufacturing some of the finest, most durable and accurate hunting rifles in the world, has brought its expertise to the law enforcement and military arenas with the introduction of its new “Longbow” T-76 engagement rifle. The Longbow was developed from the ground up at the request of the world’s most sophisticated governments, seeking a tactical rifle of unprecedented accuracy, power, and flexibility. Based upon Dakota Arms’ renowned 76 hunting action, the Longbow offers range and power vastly superior to .30 caliber tactical rifles, without the weight and bulk of .50 caliber weapons. The Longbow is available in .338 Lapua Magnum, .330 Dakota Magnum and .300 Dakota Magnum. Dakota Arms guarantees 1/2 MOA in any caliber. The T-76 weighs less than 15 pounds, has a matte finish and is stocked with an ambidextrous A-2 McMillan fiberglass stock in either black or olive green. The rugged action features Dakota’s controlled feeding, 3-position firing pin block safety, a claw extraction system, positive mechanical ejector and a Model 70-style trigger that will not seize from dirt or freeze in rain. The barrel is a high integrity LW-50 stainless steel design, proprietary to Lothar Walther. It includes a high efficiency tuned muzzlebrake. The Longbow comes with a Picatinny one-piece optical rail installed and a complete deployment kit, including bipod, case and tool kit. Retail price for the rifle is $4250. For more information contact Dakota Arms, Inc., Dept. SAR, HC 55, Box 326, Sturgis, SD 57785. Phone: 1-605-347-4686. Fax: 1-605-347-4459. Their web site is at www.dakotaarms.com


Triton announces the release of the QUIK-SHOK=99 Premium Plus line of centerfire ammunition. QUIK-SHOK features a patented, high velocity hollow point bullet developed by Tom Burczynski, the designer of the Hydra-Shokr and Star-Firer bullets. The QUIK-SHOK round was designed to provide controlled fragmentation on impact. During penetration, the bullet expands very rapidly and then splits into three sections, which continue to penetrate in three directions over an over-widening area within the target. This dynamic terminal action results in maximum energy distribution and multiple wound channels. This unique bullet technology provides extreme accuracy and delivers a new level of stopping power, which far exceeds that of conventional hollow point ammunition. The QUIK-SHOK ammunition is packaged in boxes of twenty and features nickel-plated cartridges cases. Triton also announces the release of the Lite series of Hi-Vel ammunition. Hi-Vel’s Lite ammunition is designed specifically for shorter barrels where recoil is a problem. Through the use of rapid-expanding bullets you get all the ballistic performance expected from the Hi-Vel name without excessive recoil. Hi-Vel Lite is available in .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum and .45 ACP. For more information on this and other innovative ammunition contact, Triton Cartridge Corporation, Dept. SAR, P.O. Box 50, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. Phone: 1-800-861-3362. Fax: 1-914-896-4607. Visit their web site at www.triton-ammo.com. SAR

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V2N4 (January 1999)
and was posted online on September 9, 2016


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