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Clenzoil broadens its line of maintenance and cleaning products for firearms, adding the new Clenzoil Synthetic Gun Grease.
Using a formula designed to remain in place, Clenzoil says the new Synthetic Gun Grease is designed to protect firearms under heat and pressure. The new product works alongside shotgun choke tubes, muzzleloader breech plugs, hinges on over/under shotguns and semi-auto handgun slide rails; though the product can be used on other metal on metal sliding surface.
The Clenzoil Synthetic Gun Grease aims to reduce wear and tear on guns in addition to preventing stainless steel galling and seizing of threaded parts. Clenzoil president Chris Hoffman said the company strives to listen to its consumers and bring them products that make cleaning and maintenance easier and more efficient.
“One of our keys to success is listening to our customers and providing them with every tool and product that helps them care for their firearms,” said Hoffman in a news release. “We’re continuously staying ahead of the curve by introducing the best performing products on the market today, something we’ve strived to do since 1948.”
The Clenzoil Synthetic Gun Grease is available with an MSRP of $12.99.
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Long available only to military and LE customers, FN announced Tuesday they are releasing a commercial version of the SCAR 20 rifle.
The 7.62x51mm-chambered FN MK20 SSR, or Sniper Support Rifle, has been fielded within USSOCOM units over the past decade and promises sub-MOA accuracy out to and beyond 1,000 yards.
The new commercial SCAR 20S version sports much the same specs to include a 20-inch, 1-in-12-inch twist, heavy profile barrel and an adjustable stock outfitted with numerous MIL-STD-1913 accessory rails at the 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12 o’clock positions. Importantly, it also comes with a factory-installed, double-stage Geissele Super SCAR trigger that provides a 3.5 to 4.5-pound trigger pull.
Mark Cherpes, FN America’s president and CEO, said the new rifle is akin to the company’s Military Collector series, which includes a number of semi-auto-only belt-fed rifles such as the M249S.
“The FN SCAR 20S is the latest addition to our battle-proven line-up of FN SCAR products and the first commercial SCAR release since we launched the 17S in 2010,” said Cherpes. “Customers will notice that the FN SCAR 20S shares more commonalities than differences with the MK20 SSR and reaffirms our commitment to producing commercial versions of our iconic military firearms.”
FN teased the commercial market earlier this month by releasing a limited run of 200 special edition SCAR 20S rifles to FN owners groups that included an FN-branded SKB iSeries hard case, a Harris SBRM bipod and other swag for $5,499. However, the MSRP on the standard model is a slightly more gentle $4,499.
Tactical Life got a sneak peek at the 20S and shows it running steel in the below video, with Dave Bahde saying in his review, “Moving to 1,000 yards and dialing in the elevation, I managed to get eight hits out of 10 shots on a 16-by-12-inch steel target—as good as it gets for a 7.62mm NATO designed as a purpose-built precision rifle.”
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Vermont-based Century Arms has a new rifle they say is based on lessons learned from a call by SOCOM in 2016-17 to see if domestic AK makers could crank out legit U.S.-made Kalash.
The 7.62x39mm VSKA uses a new bolt carrier, front trunnion, and feed ramp machined from S7 tool steel and features both a nitro-carburized 4140 steel bolt and a chrome-moly 4150 barrel. Surfaces have a magnesium-phosphate finish while the furniture is of tiger striped American Maple in a nod to Century’s New England roots. The rifle uses the company’s RAK-1 enhanced trigger group.
Here with some initial thoughts on the VSKA is Robski with AK Operators Union 47-74, some of the most serious AK guys in the business.
Up close: As noted by Atlantic Firearms in their video below, it appears to have a 1.5mm dimpled receiver.
Atlantic does 300 rounds in the above, then strips it down to take a look and does 500 more in the below.
And suppressed. So far they have just shy of 1,500 rounds downrange with their example.
Finally, to cap it off, Graham Baates gives his take on the gun in a tabletop.
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Slovenia. A little European country wedged between Italy and Hungary. Some may know it for being part of former Yugoslavia, others for its ski resorts, or maybe more as the birth country of our current first lady. But it’s also home to the growing U.S. firearm brand Arex.
The company hit my radar a few months ago when FIME Group, the Las Vegas-based company that imports the brand to the U.S., invited me on a factory tour in Šentjernej, Slovenia. Honestly, before that I had little working knowledge of the brand.
A quick rundown though. Arex manufactures Rex handguns, which look like what would happen if Sig and CZ had a child. Although the brand has only been in the U.S. for three years, it has existed for more than 20 years and is one of only a handful of gun makers in Slovenia.
When I arrived to the Arex factory in late September, I found a sprawling facility comprised of a 26,000-square-foot manufacturing floor, 7,000 square feet of warehouse space, and 120 employees. Founded in 1994, Arex is no fledgling brand.
In addition to making guns, Arex produces parts for popular brands like FN, Browning, Fiocci, Seiler and Beloit. They have many military contracts and hold patents on military equipment used by some of the most elite units in Europe. Arex also currently manufactures dummy ammunition and other military equipment such as ballistic helmets and vests.
The Rex Firearms division currently produces around 5,000 handguns a month. Most of which are exported to the U.S. The current line available is the Rex 01, which comes in a full size, compact and tactical variations, and their competition gun, the Rex Alpha.
These hammer fired guns are made completely at the Arex factory, even the cold hammer forged barrels. They only things they don’t make are the springs, buttons and magazines. Each handgun is assembled and tested by hand. They are function tested at each stage of assembly. After that every handgun is test fired and zeroed with roughly 40 rounds fired. Meaning every single handgun that leaves Arex had faced intense testing and scrutiny.
However, for those who don’t like heavier hammer fired style guns will be happy to know that a new polymer framed striker fired handgun, the Rex Delta, will hit U.S. markets in late 2018 or early 2019.
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ArachniGrip’s adhesive slide grip makes its way to full size Glock pistols through ArachniGrip’s Gunfighter Series Adhesive Grip Sets.
The Gunfighter Series includes the company’s original Slide Spider — a one-piece adhesive grip wrap applied to semi-auto pistol slides — as well as additional gripping surfaces. The added adhesives can be applied to the forward areas of the slide, frame flats seated forward of the ejection port in addition to the space under the trigger guard.
ArachniGrip said more grip adhesive means better control and stability over the firearm. Granting gun owners the ability to charge the gun, disassemble, clear malfunctions and complete press checks, the ArachniGrip used input from professionals to develop the Gunfighter Series.
“The Gunfighter Series grip set was developed with feedback from tactical trainers, self-defense advocates, everyday carry folks and our faithful customers,” Robert Biedenbach of ArachniGrip said in a press release. ‘We are proud to offer the advantage of added firearm safety and control to our customers with the Gunfighter Series.”
The series offers either black grip material or red grip material. In addition to now boasting compatibility with full sized Glocks, the series also provides options for Smith & Wesson M&P and Shield fans. The GunFighter Series is available through ArachniGrip, priced at just under $30.
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A law waiving fees for active duty military and veterans who apply for an Ohio concealed handgun license took effect this month.
The measure, SB 81, was popular with state lawmakers, speeding through the legislature with broad bipartisan support.
Moving forward, authorities will waive the normal $67 fee to obtain a concealed handgun license for applicants who honorably served in the U.S. military or are on active duty. Further, it allows officials to accept prior military training in lieu of otherwise mandatory gun safety training required to obtain a license.
“Members of the military are arguably the most responsible and best-trained group of gun owners in the country,” said state Sen. Lou Terhar, R-Green Township, a Veteran who sponsored the new law.
Terhar told NBC4i that the proposal came to him through veterans at the VFW.
As a bill, SB 81 was approved in the Senate 31-2 in January and the House in June by an 84-7 margin, making it veto-proof.
According to data from the U.S. Census, Ohio had over 864,000 veterans living in the state as of 2014.
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USA Shooting is set to go fast, with its logo appearing on Doug Peterson’s Ford Mustang in the Trans Am Series.
Courtesy of a partnership among Brazen Sports, Coleman MotorSports and Peterson, USA Shooting will be featured on the race car bringing more exposure to the shooting group. The custom-wrapped Mustang will feature key supporting partners of USA Shooting to include: Brazen Sports, Federal Premium, Resource One, NSSF’s Project ChildSafe, White Flyer and Krieghoff. In addition, renowned competition pistol shooter and Brazen Sports brand ambassador, Max Michel, will also appear on the car.
“Partnership is everything to USA Shooting and it comes in all sorts of different forms, and a customized USA Shooting race car is a unique opportunity presented by our friend Eddie Rimanelli,” Kevin Neuendorf, Director of Marketing Communications for USA Shooting, said in a news release. “Like the timepieces he creates, it’s brazen and we thank him, the Trans Am Series, Coleman Motorsports and Doug Peterson for their generosity. Similarly, we felt like it was a great opportunity to showcase our major sponsors that mean everything to our athletes and our 2020 vision.”
Rimanelli said he and Brazen Sports are excited about the USA Shooting partnership.
“We’re thrilled by the opportunity to combine the passion and precision of marksmanship and motorsports to support America’s shooting team in pursuit of gold at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” Rimanelli said.
The USA Shooting car will appear in the Circuit of Americas tour stop in Austin, Texas as well as the Trans Am Series season finale to be held at Daytona International Speedway Dec. 2 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The Trans Am Series began in the mid-1960s created to showcase Mustang, Camaro, Challenger and Corvette drivers’ abilities.
The Daytona race will be streamed live at http://www.motortrendondemand.com.
The US Army recently announced an order for more M67 fragmentation grenades from a Texas-based supplier.
The $10.4 million contract modification issued through the Army’s Rock Island Arsenal is to an original $10.7 million contract awarded to Day & Zimmermann in 2015 and includes delivery of more grenades as late as 2021. The work will be performed at the company’s Lone Star facility in Texarkana, Texas.
The M67, a classic “baseball” grenade in use since the Vietnam War, has been the standard frag in U.S. service for the past 50 years. Just 14-ounces in weight and 2.5-inches in diameter, it has a sheet steel body filled with 6.5-ounces of Composition B explosive and uses a 4-second pyrotechnic delay fuze.
Although the Army has been conducting research into what is termed the Enhanced Tactical Multi-Purpose hand grenade, which promises to be both electronically fused and ambidextrous with a top-mounted top-mounted pin for easy access by both lefties and righties, it has not been accepted for production, leaving the M67 to soldier on.
Day & Zimmermann has a number of munitions ventures including their American Ordnance subsidiary at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown, Iowa. The company formerly also ran the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant until it was deactivated.
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One Stanford University School of Medicine's researcher's curiosity may lead to breakthrough treatments for bone injury and diseases. It all started with a trip to the Denali National Park in Alaska.
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The Wyoming Outdoorsmen, a nonprofit group, recently planned, hosted and executed a program to mentor first-time hunters. Aptly named, First Hunt, the program taught shooting, safety and hunting skills to new hunters.
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A Washington man who shot a much larger armed attacker who grabbed him by the neck was cleared by prosecutors who held the shooting was done in self-defense.
Cody T. Brooks, 31, was shot and killed by Brian Eugene Ellison, 53, in September in the small town of Gorst, about an hour outside of Seattle. Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office detectives, assisted by Bremerton Police Department detectives, investigated the matter and turned their findings over to prosecutors who said last week that Ellison acted in accordance with the law
“Given all the facts and the forensic analysis of the crime scene that corroborated the homeowner’s version of events, we believe this case appeared to be self-defense,” Kitsap County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Chad Enright said, as reported by The Kitsap Sun.
According to local media, Brooks, described as a “gentle giant” by a friend, stood 6-foot-6-inches, weighed 315 pounds, had past history of a felony charge for attempting to choke a family member, and suffered from mental illness. Ellison, more than 20 years his senior, was also much smaller, at 5-foot-8-inches, and about half Brooks’ weight.
Brooks reportedly came on to Ellison’s property while he and his girlfriend were on the front porch, acted bizarrely– including saying he was with the CIA– and threatened to cut him with a knife. Ellison told his girlfriend to retrieve his gun from inside the house and, once he had it, chambered a round in an effort to ward the man away. Brooks reportedly then grabbed Ellison by the neck and, in the ensuing moments, the homeowner shot him twice, leaving the man to stagger into the street where responding authorities found his body.
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Dogs may be “man’s best friend,” but not because of their marksmanship. A 74-year-old man in New Mexico was shot by one of his dogs last week while he and his three canine hunting companions were out pursuing jackrabbits near Las Cruces, according to local media.
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