Sig P290 Sub Compact

SIG SAUER P290 PISTOL

Sig Sauer with a new pistol next year, the Sig P290 Sub-compact pistol.  The Sig P290 Sub-compact is available in 9mm, but I suspect shortly after it’s release it’ll be available in .40 s&w.  Its only Double Action only, 5″ long, and weighs only  20.5 oz (without the magazine).  The Sig P290 Sub-compact will have a stainless slide, which will have either a Nitron or natural stainless finish, and a polymer frame.

You can see from the pictures it’ll also feature SIGLITE night sites, and a laser that will be offered by Sig Sauer that can be purchased to have mounted under the muzzle.  I don’t really see a picatinny rail so it looks like there’s no place for a tactical light (but there would be really no need for one on a pocket pistol)

Sig P290 Reviews

I think Sig will have a big winner.  There’s been an explosion of sales for sub compact and pocket pistols.  Kel Tec has been selling quite a few and the Ruger LCP has been getting rave reviews and sales to match.  Smaller hand guns have been the biggest catagory of handgun sales for the last 10 years, and I think the Sig P290 will keep that trend going provided that it’s consistent with the rest of Sig’s excellent line of handguns.

( from the Sig Sauer website ) THE P290 SUB-COMPACT 9MM, is our newest and most innovative and versatile polymer pistol. Designed to be the ultimate in conceal carry. This unique 9mm pistol is the perfect small defense handgun that meets the demands of today’s law enforcement professionals as a backup duty gun, and responsible citizens as a conceal carry gun. The removable grip plates allow for customization with aluminum, wood, and polymer and can be engraved with your initials for a true customized pistol.  Also available in two tone.

Sig Sauer P290 Price

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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 A-TACS Revealed!

Bushmaster ACR ATACS Release dateBushmaster ACR A-TACS Camo Revealed!
Just a few day’s ago I posed the question “will there be a Bushmaster ACR A-TACS Camo available to the public?”.  I honestly had no idea other than the teaser pics used by military on the ATACS website.  Well today that question was answered via an email with a humongous image file of the ACR Basic in ATACS desert digital print!

No other information was given to me but I am going to go out on a limb to assume that the consumer market will be able to purchase it by the end of 2010.  My reasoning is that to my knowledge the military would be using the Enhanced ACR not the Basic spec as seen above.  Another clue is that the A-TACS M4 Type carbine was just released as well.

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Bushmaster ACR A-TACS Camo Pattern Coming Soon?

Bushmaster ACR ATAC Camo Pattern Reviews

Bushmaster ACR in A-TACS Camo
Since Shot Show 2010 a lot has been written about the A-TACS digital desert camouflage pattern. Various brands such as Bushmaster, Bushnell, Remington, and Emerson Combat are starting to release images of their gear all decked out in this wicked new pattern.

Bushmaster recently released an A-TACS M4 Type Carbine, Bushnell will soon release their Legend 1200 Laser Rangefinder in A-TACS, Remington the 870 shotgun and Emerson a new Combat Knife.  I have a feeling this pattern will be blowing up on many more new products in 2011 as well. In my opinion it’s the best desert camo design anywhere.

This leads me to the question, Will Bushmaster be releasing the ACR in A-TACS Camo pattern to the consumer market anytime soon? Based on the Images shown on the A-TACS website that may be the case.  Sound Off in the comment area!  Is this something you want to see from Bushmaster?

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New LaRue VFZ Mount

So apparently the best known mounts to everything AR has just gotten a little better.  LaRue tactical, who has been making arguably the best available mounting solutions around.  From the best optics mount, to the best flash light mounts, LaRue stands true to its creed, “Everything AR,” and has been making everything for the AR since 1980.

Well, Larue is now introducing the VFZ mount.  The VFZ mount is designed to hold an absolute zero when re-attaching optics.  Since LaRue mounts were pretty much the best mount I’ve ever used on a optic for a quick detach and re attach feature ( and even with the old mounts they held zero quite well), I was extremely excited to see this posted on AR15.com by LaRue:

A new theory in the concept of clamping accessories to MIL-STD-1913 rails, VFZ applies the KISS principle to our entire line of QD mounts.

The new VFZ will be an option to all LaRue mounts that feature a locking lever, and are the perfect cost-effective solution for those who don’t need ultra-quick-disconnect capability. The VFZ takes less than a minute to install, using a supplied 3/8” wrench. Once installed on the firearm, index marks allow the user to remove the mount, then reattach to the same tension, providing unprecedented return to zero for a non-QD-levered mount. The unique vertical alignment of the clamp allows components that are structurally stronger than traditional cross-bolt designs.

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New MK-20 Sniper Support Rifle

MK20 sniper rifle reviews

Well after only about a month from the DoD’s cancellation of the SCAR it seems that they’re not giving up on other SCAR based platforms.

The MK-20 is, according to FNH-USA, “is a tailored design for long-range precision fire application while also providing capability to fight close in.”

So basically its a SASS based upon the MK-17 SCAR.  By the looks of it, its just a SCAR with an enhanced barrel, and extended rail for optics and accessories, and a fully adjustable precision stock.

It also features an enhanced trigger that requires to adjustments (I’m wondering what the pull is on it).

The MK-20 looks like a solid contender to replace the aging M14 as a DM with its modular platform and enhanced features.

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