New HK MR762A1 and HK45 Compact Tactical

New HK MR762A1 and HK45 Compact Tactical

HK45 Compact Tactical

Heckler & Koch has a few new products to offer us this year which they’re debuting at SHOT SHOW next week.  There’s nothing really ground breaking here, but nevertheless cool.  The two new German guns that will be available to us civilians are the MR762A1 and the HK45 Compact Tactical.

MR762A1 pics

If you were on the fence for buying the HK MR556A1 because you wanted it in a .308, well then the MR762A1 was what you were waiting for.  As the name suggests, its chambered in 7.62×51 (.308).  The MR762A1 is manufactured here in America but with German HK parts.  Basically, its a civilian version of HK’s HK417.  The MR762A1 shares a lot of features with its 5.56 predecessor such as HK’s buttstock, a gas piston system, and HK freefloating quad picatinny handguards.

One aspect of the MR762A1 that I found particularly interesting is that the barrel is “swagged” with a smaller internal diamter at the muzzle end than the chamber end–which according to HK has a positive effect on bullet accuracy and velocity.  There’s also a two-stage trigger set between 4.5 and 5.6 pounds.  The MR762A1 has a 16.5″ barrel with an overall rifle length of 36″ (39.5 with stock fully extended) and it weighs 9.94lbs empty.  Those wanting their 7.62 HK rifle over the 5.56 version will have to shell out $1,000 more–the HK MR762A1 has an MSRP price tag of $3,995.

HK45 compact tactical

HK’s other civilian offering is the HK 45 Compact Tactical.  The new HK45 Compact Tactical is a smaller version of the HK45 with a threaded barrel.  This new silencer friendly .45 has an 8 round while the V3 model will have a 10 round magazine–all HK45 magazines will work with the new HK45 Compact Tactical.  Other specs include a double-single action trigger set at approximately 4.5 lbs for the single action, and 11.45 lbs for the double; the HK45 Compact Tactical has a 4.5″ barrel and weighs 1.82 lbs empty and sports a picatinny rail for attaching a light or laser.  Price for the new HK45 Compact Tactical should be slightly above the 1k mark.

Now, lets tease you guys (and girls) with something that most of you will never shoot unless you enlist in Germany –check out the new HK G28 pictured below.  It’s HK’s new DMR (designated marksman rifle) for the German Army.  The G28 was based on the European HK MR308 civilian competition rifle (which is a variant of the MR762A1) but it has some notable enhancements.  The G28 has the new STANMAG 4694 NATO handguards which extend a bit further for attaching night vision devices in conjunction with a day scope.  It also has a chrome-lined cold-hammer forged barrel, a two-stage gas regulator, and a raised cheek piece.  The paint job is more than just for looks, it has a low IR observable finish, making it harder to see with NV goggles on.  No price, because you can’t buy it anyway, so just sit there and drool or join the German Army.

G28 Pics

 

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New Ruger SR22 Pistol

New Ruger SR22 Pistol

Ruger SR22 Pics

Ruger is rolling out a new .22 lr semi-automatic pistol named the SR22.  Even though it has the SR moniker on it, the SR22 has some significant differences from its bigger brothers.

I would of thought that the SR22 would just be a 22 chambered SR, but it’s not.  The  controls are different as you can see from the pic and its quite smaller in size.     Also, it has an external hammer and it’s a double-single action as opposed to striker fired.  Some other features of the SR22 pistol include an adjustable sighting system, picatinny rail for tacti-coolness, and interchangeable rubber grips. The SR22 has a 3.5″ barrel, weighs just 17.5 ounces, and comes with a 10 round magazine.

At first glance, for a half second or so, the SR22 reminds me of another .22 pistol, the Walther P22.  The lines seem similar for me.  If the SR22 can function reliably (.22 LR automatic pistols can be finicky), then I’m sure Ruger has a winner on its hands.  Personally, I’ll wait until they have a threaded barrel model–shooting a silenced .22 is just plain fun.  You should see the SR22 very soon at your gun store for a price around $400.

 

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Gamble Tactical LA Holsters

Gamble Tactical LA Holsters

Game TActical Holster Pics

A problem with having tactical accessories on your pistol is finding a holster that can accommodate it.  There are companies that make them, but prices are usually expensive and wait times are usually long.  Also, sometimes you’ll have to get a custom holster made to accommodate your specific setup.  One company is trying to help compact Glock owners make it easier to find a holster with their new LA Tactical Holster.

Gamble Tactical’s LA Tactical holster has a unique design that will allow an owner attach almost any light/laser to their Glock compact.  As you can see from the pictures, the complete underside of the holster is pretty much cut away, leaving it open.  The pistol is actually held in by a 3 point retention system–a small column that goes into the muzzle, an polymer strap that’s formed around where the backstrap meets the slide, and the areas around the triggerguard/frame.  The pistol is released when grabbing it; the top of your hand moves the strap which releases the gun from the holster.

Gamble Tactical’s holster is constructed from a glass reinforced nylon and can host a variety of belt clips.  The holster is also adjustable so it can provide specific cant that an owner may want.

Glock holster for bayonett

The design of the LA Holster has an obvious advantage–it provides a holster for those wanting to put accessories on their Glock 19 or 23.  However, from looking at the video below, it seems that it forces somewhat of a non traditional draw.  You have to come back a little bit then up, rather just just straight up as with most of the holsters currently on the market now.  But unlike most other holsters, you can’t attach any accessory you want, and/or switch out that accessory and still use the same holster. With a little training and some time getting used to it, I’m sure the unorthodox draw wouldn’t be a difficult obstacle to overcome.

Hopefully, Gamble Tactical will be offering their new innovative holster for more models of Glocks or even different manufacturers of pistols.  I’m sure there’s a market for the same type of holster that could accommodate other striker fired pistols such as the S&W M&Ps and the Springfield XDs (it would be difficult to make a similar holster for pistols with an external hammer such as a Sig P226).

For a light bearing holster, the price seems very reasonable at only 30 bucks and is available at the sportsmanguide.com.

 

 

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New Bersa BP Concealed Carry 9mm

Bersa BP9CC

Bersa is offering a new concealed carry pistol next year named the BP9CC.  Bersa’s new pistol’s style differs somewhat from their current lineup.  First it has less of that PPS type of look with squarer lines, and second it’s striker fired which leaves it without an external hammer.  From the looks of the picture, the Bersa BP9CC has some rough texture spots on the frame, a serrated slide towards the back and a picatinny rail for attaching a tactical light.  The front sights are of a SIG SAUER type and the rear are an interchangeable Glock type making it easier for owners to put in aftermarket sights.  The BP9CC isn’t exactly a pocket pistol being that its total length is 6.35 inches, but is still small enough to be a comfortable concealed carry gun.  the Bersa BP9CC will come in two finishes; the Matte Black will retail for $429 and the Duotone will be $440.

Bersa BP CC 9mm Specifications:

Model:                       BP9CC

Caliber:                      9mm

Action:                       Short reset DAO

Capacity:                   8+1

Barrel Length:         3.3”

Weight:                     21.5 oz.

Length:                      6.35”

Height:                      4.8”

Width:                       .94”

Frame Material:      Hi Impact Polymer

Slide Material:         Stainless Steel

Sights:                        Front-Interchangeable SIG SAUER type

Rear – Interchangeable GLOCK type

Finish:                        Matte Black or Duotone

MSRP:                        $429.00 Matte Black

$440.00 Duotone

 

Bersa BP9CC pics

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Weatherby Mark 5 Rifles in .338 Lapua Magnum

Weatherby has expanded their Mark 5 line to include the go to long range cartridge, the .338 Lapua.  The new Mark 5 models  featuring the .338 chamber will be the Mark V Accumark, TRR, and TRR RC  rifles.

The new Weatherby Mark V Accumark rifles feature a hand laminated Monte Carlo composite stock with a CNC-machine 6061 T-6 aluminum bedding.  To assist accuracy, the Mark V Accumark has a 26″ fluted chrome moly barrel with a #3 countour, which is completely free floated and topped off with a recessed target crown and a Accubrake muzzle brake.  The trigger is factory-tuned and fully adjustable allowing shooters to get their desired weight on the pull.  MSRP for the Mark V Accumark  is $2,900.

Weahterby Mark 5 .338Weatherby Mark V Accumark .338 Lapua

The  other Mark V in .338 is more of the tactical flavor and has more features aiding precision shooting.  The Mark V TRR (Threat Response Rifle) hosts a lot of the same features of the Mark V Accumark such as the barrel specs  but its bedded in a precision tactical stock that allows adjustable comb and length of pull.  The trigger is also upgraded to an enhanced, fully-adjustable hand tuned trigger that’s factory set at three pounds with the sear engagement factory set at .008 to .014.  MSRP for the Weatherby Mark V TRR is $2,900 which isn’t that bad considering the market for tactical bolt action rifles chambered in .338 Lapua.

Weatherby Mark 5 TRR pics

Weatherby Mark V TRR

And lastly, for those wanting an ultimate out of the box Weatherby built for extreme precision, comes the Mark V TRR RC (Range Certified).  Weaherby’s range certified models are guaranteed to shoot Sub-Moa out of the box and are certified by Weahterby’s range technicians before leaving the factory.  The Mark V TRR RC features the same trigger as the TRR with the main differences being the barrel and the stock.  The barrel is a 26″ Custom Cut-Rifled #3 free floated barrel from Krieger (world renowned barrel makers).  Also the stock has a custom paint job and is also aluminum bedded.  Owners of the Weatherby Mark V TRR RC will also receive a target signed by Ed Weatherby himself  showing the sub-moa group that their rifle produced and a special RC engraved floorplate on the rifle.  The upgraded TRR RC model does come with significantly higher price at $4,100, but is still well under most tactical .338 precision rifles out there.  If Weatherby really wanted to sweeten the deal (and the accuracy of their rifle), maybe they should  of glass bedded them from the factory–it would of cost a bit more in money and man hours but if they could keep the price around that same mark, it would be one heck-of-a deal.

Mark 5 TRR RC picsWeatherby Mark V TRR RC

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New Magpul STR and ACS-L Stocks

Magpul ACS-L

Magpul has just introduced a couple of new stocks featuring storage on your AR-15.  The new STR (Storage/Type Restricted) and ACS-L (Adaptive Carbine Stock – Light) stocks will be available for purchase this month.  Both stocks seem to be modified versions of currently available Magpul stocks.

Magpul ACS-L Pics

The new Magpul ACS-L stock is pretty much exactly what you’re thinking it would be–a slightly lighter version of the current ACS stock.  I own an ACS stock and it could use a little weight reduction so good on Magpul for tweeking it.  It shares all the same features of the ACS with the only difference being the battery tubes which are slimmer resulting in a 10% weight difference from its predecessor.  The Magpul ACS-L stock is also cheaper at $100 compared to $140 for the ACS.

Magpoul STR pics

Magpul’s other new stocks seems to be a hybrid between their ACS stock and CTR stock.  The Magpul STR is another drop in replacement stock designed to be a storage capable CTR.  It hosts the same features of the CTR such as the friction reduction system that cuts down on stock movement and the same locking system.  The STR is also priced at $100 and will be available this month.

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