ATN DEBUTS LATEST OTS THERMAL MONOCULAR LINE
ATN, innovators of advanced night vision, thermal imaging and digital Smart HD optics for hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, military and law enforcement, is pleased to introduce the OTS-X Series of Thermal Imaging cameras. Made in the USA, the OTS-X Series provides users with an adaptable and high quality thermal vision solution with 0.5x magnification. Designed to be versatile, compact, lightweight yet rugged, this thermal viewer can be easily carried in a cargo pocket for law enforcement and sportsmen alike. The OTS-X Series uniqueness lies within its customizable lenses. With most thermal vision devices, and even with most night vision devices, the lens and magnification level that the scope provides when purchased will be the lens and magnification that are permanently in the scope. This does not hold true for the OTS-X as it features interchangeable lenses. This means that if the user buys a close quarters scope, but later on decides that he or she needs a longer range device, the user would not have to buy a brand new thermal imaging camera, but rather just a new lens for the scope they already own. This customizability saves the user money and storage space. In addition, the OTS-X is designed to ergonomically fit in the user’s hand with an easy-to-use control system and an icon based menu to make adjustments and color mode changes simple. All OTS-X devices are available with an optional video out cord, which transforms the viewer into a hand-held camcorder for easy recording and output from the thermal camera. Find out more at www.atncorp.com.
FN AMERICA RELEASES CIVILIAN LEGAL M249S™ BELT-FED
The FN M249S, is a semi-automatic version of the M249 SAW light machine gun that was originally developed by FN Herstal as the FN MINIMI® and adopted by the U.S. Military in 1988. The new rifle features the signature 20.5-inch FN cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrel and operates from a closed bolt position. Chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO, the rifle will accept both magazine and linked ammunition belt and offers a 4.0-6.5 pound trigger pull right out-of-the-box. The guns receiver has a formed steel frame with claw extractor design and a fixed, pivoting ejector plus side ejection of cases. The guns top cover has an integrated MIL -STD 1913 mounting rail for sighting systems. The M249S features them same quick change barrel as its full-auto brother. It also has a highly ergonomic polymer buttstock assembly with hydraulic recoil buffer system and non-slip buttplate. The gun will accept all accessories that are made for the original M249. The gun has a crossbolt safety and a curved trigger for improved finger position and control in rapid fire. It uses a standard disintegrating link belt and an under-mounted polymer ammunition container helps keep ammunition cleaner for reduced wear and added reliability. For information on the M249S go to www.fnamerica.com.
MOSSBERG ADDS 500® ATI® SCORPION SHOTGUN TO THEIR LINE-UP
Mossberg has teamed with ATI, a worldwide leader in firearm stocks, forends and accessories, to introduce a highly-specialized factory version of its venerable pump-action – the Mossberg 500 ATI Scorpion. This sleek-looking, multi-functional shotgun combines all of the time-tested features of the 500 pump-action shotgun with the ATI T2 TactLite® 6-Position Adjustable Stock, featuring Scorpion® recoil-reducing rubber grip and rear pad; ATI Halo® Heatshield; and ATI Halo Side Saddle. The legendary 500 pump-action platform is designed for smooth, reliable operation and features non-binding twin action bars; positive steel-to-steel lock-up; an anti-jam elevator; and dual extractors. Its lightweight, anodized aluminum receiver provides for added durability and better balance. For ease of operation, the 500 ATI Scorpion has Mossberg’s universally-recognized, ambidextrous top-mounted safety. The addition of ATI tactical accessories takes this 500 to the next level of functionality. The TactLite 6-position adjustable stock features an elongated design to improve fit for most users; a 3 7/8-inch length-of-pull (LOP) range of adjustment; and one-inch adjustable cheek riser. The stock also has ATI’s TrakLOCK® System which eliminates horizontal and vertical movement of the stock on the buffer tube and provides for smooth, secure stock adjustments. Incorporated into the stock is the Scorpion Recoil System, utilizing the Scorpion T2 Recoil Pistol Grip with sure-grip texture and extended recoil-taming material to reduce discomfort to the shooter’s hand and thumb, combined with the thin, non-slip Scorpion X2 Recoil Pad. The well-designed stock offers no snag points and features dual-sided QD attachment points. There is also a single-point sling mount insert above the grip that can be faced left or right for shooter comfort. The ATI Halo Heatshield is a free-floating design with front/rear blocks and silicone pads that provide for no metal-to-metal contact with the barrel. The heatshield is constructed of high-strength steel and finished with a matte black powder-coating. A front dovetail rail attachment comes with two 2-inch rails for the convenience of adding accessories and a shield-mounted, front post sight provides for quick target acquisition. Completing the accessory package is the ATI Halo Side Saddle, which is mounted directly to the tapped receiver on the Mossberg 500. The saddle is constructed of durable anodized aluminum and comes with three Add-A-Shell® units that mount to any of nine possible positions. Each Add-A-Shell unit can be flipped 180 degrees for user-preference of brass up or brass down orientation. A convenient, removable top rail provides for ease of adding optics or mounting systems. Learn more at www.mossberg.com.
AKLYS DEFENSE INTRODUCES NEW KSG-SHOT GUN SUPPRESSOR
The Aklys Defense KSG-SS Shotgun Suppressor features the industry’s fastest available mounting system for attaching or detaching a suppressor to a shotgun. It was developed around the KSG bullpup, but is offered for other platforms such as the Saiga S-12, Benelli, and the Mossberg 930. The Universal Muzzle Mounting system also allows attachment of other non-NFA muzzle attachments such as breaching devices, muzzle brakes, and flash suppressors- all with the quick change capability of the Aklys Defense SS (Shotgun Suppressor) System. The Modular Aluminum Design is available in many lengths for user selection of best handling and sound suppression. The suppressor has an adjustable length of between 8 and 12 inches and weighs just 2 pounds. Learn more at www.aklysdefense.com.
BLACKHAWK! RELEASES ADVANCED SPEC OPS SHOTGUN STOCK
The all-new BLACKHAWK! Knoxx SPEC OPS Gen III Stock with Recoil Suppression Technology effectively reduces felt recoil by up to 80 percent, taking the original SPEC OPS Stock to an even higher level of effectiveness, performance and reliability. Using dual recoil-compensation systems, this rugged new synthetic stock improves shooter confidence, reduces muzzle flip, decreases cheek-slap and virtually eliminates harsh recoil. With improved ergonomics and six convenient adjustment positions, any-sized shooter can use the SPEC OPS Stock Gen III comfortably in any application and with any load. Even high-powered 3-inch loads are reduced by approximately 50 percent. Features include the two-stage patented recoil reduction system and an innovative new patent-pending recoil pad technology. The straight cheek weld of this improved version helps reduce cheek slap and keep shooters on their target. The six-position adjustable stock with 12.5-to-15.2 inches length-of-pull range has a buttstock tensioner to remove rattle. An ergonomic pistol grip is optimized for tactical shooting techniques, and multiple ambidextrous sling mounting locations provide increased adjustability.
Installation is easier than ever before. Plus, the forend is rethought with an integrated hand-stop and a multi-position Picatinny-style accessory mount. More information can be found at www.vistaoutdoor.com.
CZ-USA INTRODUCES CARBINE VERSIONS OF THE SKORPION AND BREN PISTOLS
Following the introduction last year of the Skorpion EVO pistol and the Bren 805 pistol, this year CZ-USA has introduced carbine versions of these two guns. Available in two variants, the Scorpion Carbine is a whole new animal. Building on the lauded submachine gun platform that first hit the US civilian market in pistol form in 2015, the Carbine has a 16.2” barrel fitted with either a compensating muzzle brake or a faux suppressor built specifically for CZ-USA by SilencerCo. Fit with the factory’s folding adjustable stock, the Carbine features a number of US-made parts to make it fully 922® compliant. One of the nicest features of the firearm is the newly-designed forend, covered in M-LOK attachment points to keep the profile slim while still being big enough to swallow most pistol-caliber suppressors should the owner decide down the road to convert it into an SBR for use with a suppressor. Low-profile aluminum adjustable sights round out the platform, and a top Picatinny rail allows the mounting of a wide number of optics. Simple and reliable, the Scorpion not only has ambidextrous controls, its non-reciprocating charging handle is swappable and reach to the trigger is adjustable.
Carrying on the Scorpion’s reputation as a reliable pistol-caliber plinker without breaking the bank, the Carbine starts at just $999. For those who would prefer to own a Bren in rifle form without having to jump through all the hoops of converting our pistol version into an SBR, the Bren is now available in carbine form with a 16.2” barrel. Equipped with the factory’s folding adjustable stock, it also has a new set of flip-up adjustable iron sights. Chambered in .223/5.56×45 and using the ubiquitous STANAG magazine from the AR15/M16, it easily accepts optics and lights on its top and bottom Picatinny rails. An effective two-port muzzle brake helps keep the Bren solidly on target and reduces recoil and muzzle flip. All of the new models will now be available in flat dark earth as well as black. Check them out at www.cz-usa.com.
NEW CQB PDW STOCK FROM MAXIM DEFENSE
Maxim Defense has just released a new super compact CQB PDW Stock that is one of the shortest available for the AR-15/ M-16 style of weapons. The new stock is made from 7075 aluminum alloy with 3/8 black nitride steel guide rods for strength and stability. One of the best features of this stock is that it uses a JP Rifles Compact Silent Capture Spring which is included with the stock. This spring and buffer system allows the host gun to use its original bolt carrier group so now the user doesn’t have to use a modified carrier. This allows the rifle that you are using it in to be disassembled in the normal “pivot open” way instead of having to remove both take down pins and then slide the upper and lower receivers apart. The stock has a textured butt-pad and weighs just a bit over 18 ounces. It offers 4 positions with the closed position measuring only 5.3 inches and the fully open position measuring only 10 inches. The stock also comes with set screws so it with always open to a preset position. It is very comfortable to shoot with and extended cheek piece and it will fit on any mil-spec AR lower receiver. The stock also has 2 QD sockets for sling mounting. For more information you can find them at www.maximdefense.com.
TWO NEW OPTICS FROM LUCID OPTICS
Lucid Optics has just announced two new optics for 2016. The first is their new L7 1-6 X 24 Rifle Scope. With the implementation of the proven glass etched P7 reticle – this optic is ideally suited for the AR platform for use in short to medium range applications with most any caliber. Packed with a TON of well thought out features – the performance profile of this op image resolution through the entire magnification range. The eye relief is generous and forgiving providing a clean and expansive field of view even under less than ideal shooting positions. In close quarters the operator will enjoy a true 1x, no magnification sighting image presentation allowing the optic to be run with both eyes open increasing the situational awareness. With an ocular focus and a reticle illumination in the calming LUCID blue, the target acquisition has never been easier in any light condition. Built on a very durable 30mm aircraft grade one-piece tube construction, the 1-6×24 is built to take the abuse of a serious operator and ask for more. The windage and elevation turrets offer 60MOA either side of optical center set with our easy to use lift, adjust, press down to lock design that is highly accurate and durable with re-zeroable turrets. The 1-6×24 offers an operator selectable magnification lever for fast changes to the zoom function. When you are looking for a well-rounded and full featured optic for the tactical use, look no further – the LUCID 1-6×24 will not disappoint.. When you are looking for a well-rounded and full featured optic for the tactical use at a very reasonable price, look no further. The LUCID 1-6×24 retails foe just $449.00. Their other new product is their SC9 Compact Spotting Scope. The new spotting scope offers 9-27 power with a 56mm objectivelens and a 20mm ocular lens. It is only 8.25 inches long and weighs just 21 ounces. It is matte black rubber armored, waterproof and fog proof. It is focus-able from 10 feet to infinity and also has a tripod socket. Both of these new optics feature a lifetime limited warranty. Learn more at their website which is www.mylucidgear.com.