More Laser Lore: from the Crimson Trace blog

Laser sights are the subject of much discussion and (dis)information. This, unfortunately, can keep people from using a visible laser sight to its fullest advantage: or prevent them from using one at all. Crimson Trace (related articles archived on Shooting Illustrated here) recently set out to correct that by increasing the publication tempo on the […]

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GGP320 Slides from Grey Ghost Precision for SIG P320

Wallace, Idaho based Grey Ghost Precision has announced the release of their newest product line: aftermarket slides for the SIG P320 platform. These new slides are described as sharing “…the same precision engineering as the GLOCK aftermarket slides that GGP has been manufacturing for the past two years.” Dubbed the ‘GGP320’, they’re an aftermarket upgrade […]

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Springfield Armory SA51 directed-energy rifle

The E11 not giving you enough blast for your bucks?  Try the new SA51 mid-size directed-energy rifle from Springfield Armory! It combines a miniature particle accelerator capable of unmatched accuracy with projectiles unaffected by wind or gravity. Currently in service with Groom Lake Air Force Base Security Force personnel, and coming soon to the civilian market as […]

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SIG SAUER Modular Handgun System Receives Full-Material Release

SIG SAUER, Inc. in conjunction with Winchester Ammunition, is proud to announce the SIG SAUER Modular Handgun System (MHS) has officially received notification of Full-Material Release (FMR) from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Soldier, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. The MHS is collectively comprised of the SIG SAUER M17 Full-Size, and M18 Compact handguns, and Winchester […]

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LWRCI Releases SMG .45

CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND (7/3/2019): One of the most exciting product releases in LWRCI™ company history is finally here. LWRCI™ announces the release of its first pistol-caliber carbine – the SMG-45. This highly-anticipated SMG model combines the company’s experience on the AR platform with an innovative delayed-blowback/short-recoil operating system that delivers a unique pistol-caliber carbine shooting experience. […]

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Impressions of the Steyr STM-556

Has Steyr combined the AUG and the AR to create the ultimate combat rifle? Well, Steyr has been producing military rifles for 150 years, and the AUG gas piston system has been proven in use with numerous armies for several decades now. So adapting an AUG gas system and barrel into an AR-compatible upper receiver assembly […]

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Next-Gen Steyrs: L9-A2 MF and AUG A3 M1

The AUG (Armee-Universal-Gewehr—”universal army rifle”) was designed and developed by Steyr-Daimler-Puch during the late 1960’s to early 1970’s, and was adopted by the Austrian Army as the StG-77 (Sturmgewehr 77) in 1978.  Like the (unrelated) Glock pistol, the AUG made extensive use of modern polymer plastic technology and was particularly revolutionary for its time – […]

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