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Thursday, August 04, 2011

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Extensions Tubes for the Stoeger 2000 Now Available

Brand New Product

Nordic Components - extended magazine tubes for Stoeger 2000 shotguns.

These are the finest machined shotshell tube extensions currently available. Each tube has a unique swirl style barrel nut adding a distinctive touch while also providing a quick and sure grip.

Currently available in +2, +3, +4 and +5 shell configurations for the
Stoeger 2000 shotguns. Shell capacity is defined by Nordic as the shell increase above the standard capacity provided by the fixed magazine tube (tube inside the forearm). If your shotgun currently has a short tube extension that extends past the fixed magazine tube, the round capacity of that extension would be lost as it is removed and replaced. Magazine tube length is the length of the tube and nut.

Overall length of the tube extensions (including the nut):
+2 - 5 3/4 inches
+3 - 8 1/4 inches
+4 - 10 inches
+5 - 11 5/8 inches.

Friday, April 15, 2011

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Fobus Polymer Holsters

Fobus Holsters have been around quite a few years now and were developed in Israel for their military. The combat proven, injection molded polymer Fobus Concealed Carry Holster was a giant step forward in holster design. The polymer construction allows Fobus to create many styles and designs that fit exactly.

Comfort is key when you are carrying a concealed weapon and Fobus designers, with their advanced polymers have produced holsters that weigh only 2 ounces. These Fobus holsters ride high, fit close, have a low profile, a rubberized paddle for comfort and include a steel reinforced rivet attachment system for durability. They are one of the most rugged, reliable and almost maintenance free holsters on the market. Fobus holster also utilizes a passive retention system that allows for an extremely rapid presentation.

Fobus Holsters are proud of their products and stand behind all of their products with a lifetime warranty.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

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GG&G 40 mm Salt and Pepper Shakers

The Christmas holiday buying season is right around the corner. If you want to surprise someone with that unusual gift for a firearms enthusiast or military veteran, check out the 40mm Grenade Salt & Pepper shakers from GG&G. Available with either silver or gold anodized top sections, these measure 4 inches tall by 1 5/8 inches in diameter. GG&G’s matched salt and pepper shakers are milled from solid billet 6061 T-6 aluminum, and closely replicate the dimensions of the original 40mm grenade. The tip of the projectiles are engraved with “S” or “P” to easily identify the contents. The top halves (gold or silver sections) unscrew for easy filling. Cost for either gold (GGG-1315) or silver (GGG-1316) versions is $39.99. These would also be a great “conversation pieces” for your Thanksgiving family get-together.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Hogue AR-15 Knurled Forearms Now Available

We are now carrying the economical line of Hogue AR-15 and M4 forearms and kits.

We have the well received Hogue Over Moulded product lines as well as the upscale Knurled line of forearms currently in stock.

Hogue products are made in the USA by Americans for Americans.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

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IOR Valdada Pit Bull Tactical Rifle Scope on Sale

We just listed the innovative Pitbull from IOR Valdada on sale for only $1000. For sale now on Gunbroker or call us during normal business hours for this sale price.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Primary Weapons Systems Muzzle Compensator

Traditionally, there has been 2 choices, a muzzle brake to reduce felt recoil and muzzle rise or a flash supressor to reduce or eliminate the flash signature. The Primary Weapons Systems FSC556 is a compromise. It has two large ports on the left and right sides along with four prongs on it's front. It is approx 2.1 inches long and .865 inches in diameter. Threads are the standard 1/2 x 28 RH pitch.

Installed, the FSC556 offers recoil reduction and does not produce a low light fireball. It is designed as a muzzle brake, but also offers some flash suppression. The flash is not as large as a standard muzzle brake.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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Bushmaster ACR

After taking out the ACR and handling it for a few minutes the quality is obvious. The ACR has an aircraft grade aluminum upper and Magpul’s patented polymer lower. The ACR basic model has polymer hand guards that somewhat resemble the Magpul MOE hand guards and the enhanced model features an aluminum quad rail. Another key difference between the enhanced and basic models is the butt stock, the enhanced version comes with a fully adjustable and side folding stock whereas the basic is fixed and only has an adjustable cheek rest. The basic model’s butt stock length can be adjusted however by purchasing extensions from Magpul. Both models feature a 1913 picatinny rail that extends the whole length of the upper receiver.

The barrel that came with the basic model was a 16.5 inch, 1:9 twist and features Remington’s proprietary dry lube finish. The ability to change out the barrels on the fly is probably one of the ACR’s most noticeable features. Doing so is almost effortless, and switching out a barrel, bolt, and magazine to go from a 5.56 to a 6.8 can be done in less than 3 minutes.

The ACR sports the gas piston system which keeps the receiver cooler and cleaner. There are two conspicuously marked positions for the gas system; U and S, which stand for suppressed and unsuppressed. The gas piston system is also broken down to aid in cleaning, which by the way will need to be done quite regularly since it was the dirtiest part of the gun after firing.

The overall construction of the ACR makes it easy to believe that it is an extremely durable weapon system. There are reports out there of owners putting this gun through some serious tests to include soaking it in mud and water and picking it up and firing it with no problems.

Almost everything on the weapon system is ambidextrous. If anyone has watched Magpul’s Art of the Tactical Carbine, you can see why this feature was heavily emphasized. Firing and reloading from the off hand is noticeably easy. With the bolt catch/release located at fire control position, it makes it easy to perform weapon malfunctions clearings from the primary or weak firing side as well as magazine changes.

Some features that can be reversed to suit a left handed shooter would be the charging handle, and some of the attachment points. The charging handle is placed at the top of the upper receiver towards the front which makes it easy to manipulate it while still keeping your firing hand at fire control. It also works as the bolt forward assist. The charging handle can be easily replaced to suit a left handed shooter by using a bullet tip to depress a latch located within the top picatinny rail above the charging handle and simply flipping the configuration. The single sling attachment point is located at the front of the butt stock and can be reversed to the other side of the weapon by removing a few screws and placing it on the other side. There are also 3 swivel sling attachment points, 1 located on both sides of the hand guards, and 1 located at the rear of the butt stock. The rear swivel sling attachment point can be reversed to the other side of the stock by removing the screw and reversing the configuration.

We would have to say the ACR was pretty much everything anticipated except for the price. This is blamed on Bushmaster, since the price was originally stated as “being affordable,” and probably around the $1,500 mark for the basic model. Well, after the production delays, that price for the basic model jumped up to around $2,400 for the basic, and $3,200 for the enhanced. Its reasonably assumable that the public would be up in arms after promising us an affordable price, then hiking that price up 60%. When compared to the price of a Robinson XCR, or even a SCAR the ACR is substantially more expensive. Regardless if I believe the ACR is expensive; it is however, not unobtainable. And for the quality of construction for durability, and reliability of function for consistent performance the ACR is worth the money

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