Revision Sawfly Eyewear Released

Revision Eye Wear Reviews

Revision, leading developer of protective eyewear for military and law enforcement forces worldwide, introduces the completely redesigned Sawfly Military Eyewear System. The new Sawfly Eyewear features a redesigned frame, Comms Compatible arms, new Comfort Nosepiece, an extended lens and new retention system. The result is a superior eye protection product that provides optimal comfort, fit and gear compatibility without compromising ballistic performance, optics or durability.

Revision sawfly sunglasses

The system’s multiple changes provide significant end-user gains; the Sawfly Eyewear’s redesigned frame not only features an aggressive new look but it facilitates lens changing with the new quick-change lens system. New Comms Compatible arms are leaner and longer for the utmost comfort, equipment compatibility and retention; their overmolded undercarriage provides shock absorption and grip while their thinner profile ensures that hearing protection works as designed.

The eyewear’s new Comfort Nosepiece has been reengineered for enhanced comfort, retention and durability; it features a softer durometer nosepad which provides added grip and cushioning. The Sawfly’s new extended lens provides greater lateral lens coverage for full side-impact protection—without compromising airflow and anti-fog performance. Finally, the system’s new Secure-Snap retention band clips firmly into the frame, keeping eyewear in place, even during high activity missions.

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Bushmaster .308 ORC Review

Bushmaster .308 ORC Carbine Review

Introduction

The AR is America’s favorite carbine; the AR might as well stand for America’s Rifle.  Every time I go to the range, I’m seeing more and more shooters trying out their newly purchased AR.  Decking them out head to toe with optics, lights, grips and whatever else they can fit on the rails, whether if it’s practical or just tacti-cool—the AR is the carbine platform of choice for shooters across the country.  With the continuous popularity of this carbine, we’re seeing an endless variety of accessories, and even a vast selection of versions of the AR platform itself.

Well what about those who want a little more UMPH, or a little bit of a longer reach than what the .223/5.56 NATO in the standard AR-15 is able to deliver?  While keeping the classic profile of the AR-15, Bushmaster has released a .308 version of their popular ORC (Optics Ready Carbine) specifically for those wanting that longer reach and that more powerful punch.

New ORC .308 by Bushmaster

I realize our contributor Josh Silverman did an excellent and thorough review on the DPMS .308 A4 (and almost everything said in that article could be said about DPMS’s sister company’s Bushmaster .308 ORC.  I know it seems that October is quickly turning into AR-10 month at Gunblog.com, but we feel the Bushmaster ORC deserves its own review considering the are a lot of AR-10 shooters that were anticipating Bushmaster releasing the ORC in .308.  I was excited to get this entry level AR-10 expecting it was going to be a good starter .308 rifle, and after doing the review, I’m more anxious to develop/upgrade it to become a superb and more personalized rifle.

Follow the Jump to the Full Review and High Res Images…

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New LaRue RISR

Larue RISR for Magpul CTR

LaRue Tactical is coming out with a new cheek rest for Magpul CTR and MOE stocks.  Unlike other collapsible stock cheek rest risers, the Larue RISR (Reciprocating Inline Stock Riser) does not interfere with the charging handles as other cheek risers do.  This could significantly help shooters that need a higher cheek weld in order to get the sight picture they desire.

Magpul’s cheek risers seemed to get in a way of the charging handle when the stock was not extended all the way, so LaRue’s alternative may be the best solution for shooters needing this lift.  Installation claims to be easy, and by the looks of it, I find no reason to think otherwise.  I’ll have to wait to get my hands on one, but it looks like the stock may still have to be extended may 1 or 2 clicks in order to operate the charging handle, but if it doesn’t, that will make the LaRue RISR even better.

larue RISR

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Remington ACR vs Bushmaster ACR? Whats the Difference?

Whats the difference between Bushmaster and Remington ACR?With the Bushmaster ACR making headlines with it’s recent recall and Remington making airwaves on CNBC,  I wanted to dig deeper into the differences of both brand’s latest assault rifle the ACR.  As we all know the Bushmaster ACR is the civilian version while the Remington ACR is exclusive to the U.S military.

The Remington ACR comes standard with a 14.5″ barrel with 1:7″ twist while the Bushmaster version was released with a 16.5″ barrel with 1:9″ twist.  Yup I know it sucks for the general public we all wanted the 1:7″ twist but the good news is that 1:7″ twist barrels will be available from Bushmaster in 10.5, 14.5, and 16.5″ by years end.

Other differences between the two can be found in the hand guard,  The Remington ACR features what they call the “concept” hand guard while the Bushmaster ACR has two available options, the High-impact composite hand guard with heat shield  that accepts rail inserts and the tri-rail free-floating MIL-STD 1913 monolithic top rail for optic mounting.

Bushmaster ACR 300 BLK conversion

Remington is also working on multiple configurations on the battlefield including a light weight version. The Remington ACR‘s come standard in brown for the military yet are available in black for law enforcement and special forces.  Bushmaster also has it’s share of  configurations recently noted the patrol and special purpose versions with rumors of an ATAC-S digital camouflage model scheduled to arrive in the 4th qtr 2010.

Before I wrap this up I just wanted to go over a few other important tid bits about the future of the ACR platform.  The Bushmaster ACR in 300 AAC Blackout is rumored to be announced during the 2011 Shot Show along with the full release of the ACR 6.8mm conversion kit which will include the barrel assembly, bolt face, and magazine.  Remington is also doing R&D on 6.5mm, 7.62x39mm, and 5.45x39mm.

Bushmaster ACR 10.5 6.8 Barrel swap

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Bushmaster ACR in 300 Blackout Coming Soon?

Bushmaster ACR 300 AAC BLACKOUT300 AAC BLACKOUT Bushmaster ACR ?
The Bushmaster ACR in 300 Blackout is rumored to be announced just before the 2011 Shot Show event. Our Gun Spy’s are reporting it may use the same bolt and magazine yet require a new barrel.

The 300 AAC Blackout is an amazing 30 caliber ammunition that matches the ballistics of the 7.62x39mm AK, has 37% more energy than 5.56mm M855, and 9% more than 6.8 SPC TAP 110. In fact, from a 9 inch barrel, the 300BLK has more muzzle energy than 5.56mm M855 from a 16 inch barrel. When 300 BLK is used in a 16 inch barrel, it has 23% more energy than 5.56mm M855 from a 16 inch barrel – with much higher-mass projectiles for a more dramatic effect on the target.

300 Blackout Bushmaster ACR Release Date?

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