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SHOT Show is the largest trade show of its kind covering shooting sports, outdoor, hunting and law enforcement industries. Stay tuned for live coverage coming straight from the 2014 SHOT Show floor.
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–1645– One more day of the 2014 SHOT Show is over and we’re looking forward to see what’s in store for tomorrow, the last and final day. We hope you’ve been enjoying the coverage and appreciate you following along!
–1640– SilencerCo just released a new suppressor designed specifically for large caliber hunting and long range shooting. The Harvester and Harvester Big Bore is available in both .300 Winchester Magnum ($750) and .338 Lapua ($1600).
–1630– New from ITW Nexus is the GrimLoc Light. It takes the same great lightweight design as the standard GrimLoc but a Streamlight flashlight has been added. These will be available in Coyote, Foliage and Black and currently only available in white light.
–1630– Also new from ITW Nexus is a green color variant across the board. Shown here on their popular and incredibly useful Web Dominator. Perfect for securing loose nylon web straps so they won’t be at risk of getting snagged on anything.
–1630– ITW Nexus also showed off a new rail mounted side release buckle. Being able to dock any male side release buckle onto a rail opens up a world of opportunity for slings and other accessories to be secured.
–1626– S&S Precision SKH (Silent Killer Holster) designed to reduce draw length to 1″ and provide a unique platform for suppressed pistol carry. ^BB
–1414– Dillon Aero M134
–1401– The Maelstrom Regen/MMR-X is a USB rechargeable $100 flashlight from Foursevens. The lumen output ranges from as low as 1 to 800. It features a strike bezel, current and thermal regulation and reverse polarity protection. Light modes are strobe, SOS, beacon high and beacon low.
–1557– The Foursevens Atom lights come in a variety of sizes and power types from AA, AAA, CR2 and CR123. Cycling between the two modes (high and low) is easily done with a simple twist and attach to a headlamp kit by way of a rear mounted magnet. The headlamp kit can rotate 360 degrees and accept multiple lights on one head strap. The headlamp kit is $15 and Atom lights range from $25-$40. Headlamp kits accept a variety of Foursevens lights and are secured by included o-rings.
–1537– Ops-Core RAC-1 Headset - Fast side rail attachment leaves the top rails free for additional mounting accessories. Optional double layer hearing protection and a noise canceling microphone which can be mounted on either side. Immersible to 3 meters. Can easily run dual comms with an additional downlead. ^NH
–1537– Ops-Core. Not going anywhere for a while? Grab a Copenhagen. #sexualtyrannosaurus
–1513– Also new this year from Brite Strike is the DLC [Duty Light Camera]. It’s essentially a 320 lumen flashlight but the killer feature is that it has the ability to record up to 6 hours of audio and video. Recordings are date and time stamped for documentation later and it’s available in a 4GB and 8GB model. Retail $499. ^MP
–1508– The Mission configurable ACH helmet cover in MultiCam from Ops-Core lets you easily add a night vision mount and side rails while providing an 8% weight reduction when compared to traditional helmets with the mount and rails installed. ^KB
–1502– These new APALS [All Purpose Adhesive Light Strips] from Brite Strike are available now. [From top to bottom] This blacked out special order version has hook Velcro on the back and is perfect for discreet use due to the dark face. The Solar Powered APALS will run for 12+ hours and once it dies, will start recharging itself and continuously repeat that cycle for an entire year. The APALS Line Lights are perfect for diving and attaching to a lanyard or underwater line. It’s waterproof to 200 feet and has a runtime of 80+ hours. All of these lights are available in a variety of colors as well as IR. Look for them from Brite Strike. ^MP
–1341– This raptor has seen it all and he knows whats what. Now armed with 97 degree field of view NVG’s, he eats souls and moves like a tornado of teeth and claws in any environment. ^NH
–1336– New Midwest Industries AK-SSK Key Mod Handguard to universally fit AK-47/AK-74 Platforms.
–1243– Also new from Outdoor Research are the Windshear Watch Cap and Skullsaver Beanie. Both are flame and flash resistant and the beanie can be worn alone or under a helmet and is super quick drying. ^MP
–1231– New from Outdoor Research are the Halberd Sensor Gloves. A stretchy and breathable warm weather glove with great dexterity and a conductive leather index fingertip that allows you to use a smart phone without taking the gloves off. ^MP
–1211– The Hercules Warrior tactical vest from Survival Armor replaces traditional Cordura and MOLLE webbing while increasing strength and decreasing weight. It’s also waterproof, impact, heat and flame resistant. The Grid-Hercules engineered material has successfully completed and passed U.S. DOD requirements for MOLLE attachment point testing and can be used for the load bearing component of the Soldier Protection System (SPS). ^MP
–1152– The MDR [Micro Dynamic Rifle] from DesertTech is a full 16″ barrel bullpup design rifle with a forward cartridge ejection mechanism. Also features ambidextrous design with no modifications necessary. The MDR-C (shown here in all black) is even shorter with a barrel length of 10.5″. These rifles can also quickly convert between five calibers and retain barrel zeros through their patent pending sighting system. ^MP
–1141– NEW AR-15 SSK-key mod one piece free float hand guards by Midwest Industries. 10.5 inch carbine- 7.7 ounces $184.95 Also available in 12 and 15 inch. ^NH
–1112– The Crye Precision Fieldsuit is a one-peice design that stretches where appropriate to eliminate the wedgie issue seen in other iterations. It fits like a standard shirt and pants and is highly mobile without being uncomfortable. The lightweight FR material meets the Army’s FRACU spec and is made in the US by US materials. Coming Summer 2014. ^MP
–1110– The Crye Precision Combatsuit is very similar to the Fieldsuit but is built to be comfortable under body armor. Also features a patent pending single mobility zipper design and internal waist adjuster. Unlike the Fieldsuit though, the Combatsuit can accept the Airflex Combat Kneepads. ^MP
–1105– The Crye Precision Hitcoat is comprised of 2 components, the Hitcoat Vest and Hitcoat Sleeves. This offers neck, trap, shoulder, bicep and forearm protection through ballistic panels that are shaped to mold around the wearers body. The Hitcoat Sleeves can be quickly donned and removed by way of MOLLE or Velcro. The Hitcoat Vest has a simple zip front for quickly getting the vest on or off and the shoulders are also low profile to provide a sharp visual silhouette. ^MP
–1100– Rite in the Rain has all-weather paper products that can be used with your printer or copier. We also found the all-weather 25 Meter Zeroing Targets printed on heavyweight paper for extra durability which are on sale at the show for $15.99, regular price $18.99, for a pack of 100 sheets. For all the details on paper options and dealer locations check out Rite in the Rain. ^KB
–1042– Crye Precision just announced patterns for both Arid and Tropical environments. Also a new white pattern as well, appropriately named Alpine. ^MP
–1022– The Six12 revolver shotgun from Crye Precision can be mounted on your current AR but is also available as a standalone option. This replaces the pump action alternative and the double action magazine has a capacity of six 3″ 12 gauge rounds. An integrated system like this solves the problem of switching between weapons systems when breaching and making entry. ^NH
–1014– Crye Precision Airlite Plate Carrier and docking system. Extremely light, durable and very low pro. ^NH
–0950– New Wiley X Valor Black Ops in matte black available with different lens options including polarized.
–0945– The new FORTREX Combat Shirt from DRIFIRE features integrated, removable elbow pads and a mesh torso fabric. This proprietary fabric is wicking, fast drying and breathable. Matching Combat Pants offer the same durability and strengths. ^MP
–0928– Checking out the Hex Fluted 416 14.5″ .308 (7.62×51) LF-10 from Legion Firearms. ^MP
–0910– This is the Sector 5 dive light from PrincetonTec. Features 550 lumens and a 10 hour burn time with 4 C cell batteries. Easy to use with gloved hands and weighs 650g with batteries. Very powerful single LED light. MSRP $100. ^MP
–0908– Interesting quick release concept with integrated AustriAlpin Cobra Buckles on a plate carrier from Bushido Tactical. ^MP
–0902– The Princeton Tec Remix Pro MPLS has some upgrades this year and is currently shipping in a variety of colors. 125 lumens with one CR123 battery and a 40 hour burn time. Comes in Red, Red/Green/IR, and Red/Blue/IR LED color options. Rotating the light upwards and turning on the flashing IR enables it to act as a personal locator beacon. ^MP
–0845– SHOT Show Day 3 is about to begin! ^MP
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@ITStactical The more companies innovate and stack functions, the lighter the load. Props to the people that push the envelope.
@ITStactical didn't realize that was in the works... Excellent idea!
@ITStactical me want
Man, that MDR is a complete show stopper. I was really starting to seriously consider a Tavor. Looks like I'll be holding off on that Bullpup purchase for another year or two until the market matures a bit. I'm really looking forward to seeing the MDR and other variants perform.
@ITStactical Wow its AWESOME
@ITStactical got a price tag on it yet?
@ITStactical i am so sold on this design. my only concern is the ejection, why not just deflect it downward instead of a tiny port?
@ITStactical awesome. Too bad i live in Fascist CT and cant buy one anymore =/