Tag Archives: 5.56

Springfield Armory SAINT Edge 5.56 pistol

It’s not often that you find an exceptional firearm with so many well selected and implemented enhancements as what the folks at Geneseo delivered when they introduced the SAINT Edge 5.56 pistol. Everything from its superb Maxim Defense pistol brace, … Continue reading

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Brownells New Products for the Week

  Paul Levy, leader of the Brownells product acquisition crew, shows us the T36C 5.56 NATO pistol from Tommy Built Tactical. This is a semi-auto pistol clone of the Heckler & Koch G36C compact carbine variant of the German military’s … Continue reading

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New for 2019 From Springfield Armory – The SAINT Victor

New for 2019, the SAINT Victor series of rifles and pistols from Springfield Armory® are purpose-built defensive firearms with enhanced components selected for rugged reliability. Our engineers studied real-world defensive scenarios and designed a SAINT Victor perfectly suited for each … Continue reading

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Start the New Year Right with Rebates at Ammunition Depot

The more rebates the merrier on Federal handgun, rimfire and 223/5.56 ammunition at your one source for ammunition, accessories and firearms needs throughout the year. Boca Raton, Fla. (January 2019) – Ammunition Depot, your online ammunition, accessories and firearms source … Continue reading

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Be sure to catch GEMTECH’s 24 Hour Flash Sale

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IWI announced that the TAVOR® X95™ began shipping late last month. IWI’s  first black rifles with 16.5” barrels went to wholesale distributors, as well as 250 FDE models that shipped April 1, 2016. IWI wants you to know they should … Continue reading

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Desert Tech has announced M.S.R.P for the company’s MDR, widely celebrated as the most advanced bullpup design on the market. The MDR will be offered in two calibers, 5.56 x 45 and 7.62 x 51, and will hit the stores … Continue reading

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SIG MCX: Redefining Adaptability

SIG USA has an update video of the their MCX. This carbine, has all of the trappings of an amazing weapon system. The marketing concept is brilliant and tangible evidence its designers used up some brain cells in the process. … Continue reading

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One of the quickest and surest ways to introduce problems in your carbine is to start messing with its gas system to tune it for suppressed operation. When muzzle backpressure became a “problem” manufacturers developed a number of products that … Continue reading

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SIG is unquestionably the juggernaut of the industry. SIG’s growth in both size and depth and breath of product is astonishing. So where to begin is my challenge. How many readers knew that SIG is now in the air gun … Continue reading

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GEMTECH Adds The GMT-556LE To Their Line Of Extreme Duty Suppressors.

The GEMTECH GMT-556LE is part of the Extreme Duty line of suppressors. These suppressors meet the stringent SOCOM Military standards and are optimized for use on short barreled, full auto firearms. The baffle stack has been constructed differently than in … Continue reading

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SilencerCo Releases Shorter, Lighter K Versions of Industry-Leading 5.56 Suppressors

    WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH – September 26, 2014 | SilencerCo released two shorter, lighter versions of the Saker and Specwar product lines today – the Saker K 556 and Specwar K 556. These suppressors were designed to meet … Continue reading

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LWRC’s M6IC-PDW 5.56mm

The PDW concept was long overdue but it’s here and is now broadly accepted. The need for a compact CQB security centric weapon system is undeniable. Historically, that meant scaling down to pistol caliber SMGs. Although I have no ax … Continue reading

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SHOT SHOW 2014–IWI’s Tavor The Rifle That’s Bringing Home The Bacon.

You haven’t lived until you’ve placed your hands and cheek on the Tavor rifle, and to say that IWI has done a great job with the Tavor SAR concept epitomizes the understatement. The Tavor SAR is a must have in … Continue reading

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Buy A Silencerco 5.56 Saker and Get A Lower Receiver Free

The folks at Silencerco would like you to know that if you purchase a 5.56 Saker between now and 31 January 2014, you/ll be eligible for a free forged SAKER branded lower receiver. Purchases made as far back as 1 … Continue reading

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Heckler & Koch 30 Round 5.56 x 45 Polymer Magazine Is Now Available.

In January of this year, while attending SHOT Show 2013, I had the opportunity to spend time with the folks from HK. They informed me that HK would release a polymer magazine for their highly acclaimed MR556A1; it was supposed … Continue reading

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IWI US, Inc. TAVOR® SAR Bullpup Rifles Commence Shipping to Distributors

Basar! Basar is the Hebrew word for good news and today we’ve got some to share with you. Tavors are now shipping. IWI US, Inc.,  a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), has commenced shipments of the long-awaited TAVOR® SAR … Continue reading

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Silincerco’s 5.56 SAKER Is In Production and Will Begin Shipping in 2013.

First announced at SHOT 2012, the SAKER rifle suppressor features three exciting new developments.The MAAD, Multiple Accessory Attachment Device, is an interchangeable centerfire rifle mounting strategy that allows you to interchange the Saker’s mount so that you can attach the … Continue reading

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SILVER SHADOW’s® Gilboa™ 6,5″ APR™ 5.56mm Pistol

I’m a huge fan of many of the Israeli firearm design concepts. They draw on the years of experience the Israeli military and security sector have, especially in the area of CQB/CQC. SILVER SHADOW® Advanced Security Systems Ltd is one such … Continue reading

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Arsenal, Inc. Introduces The 106UR (5.56 x 45) pistol.

  The folks at Arsenal Inc. have added a new member to their family of superb firearms. The  106UR is a 5.56×45 platform configured as a pistol and manufactured at Arsenal’s factory in Kazanlak, Bulgaria. The 106UR makes for an … Continue reading

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IWI Announces 5.45mm Conversion Kit For X95 Rifle

Israeli Weapon Industries (IWI) has just announced its 5.45 mm conversion kit for the X95 rifle. This comes as good news to many of the Eastern European countries still awash in 5.45 ammunition from the Soviet Era. The addition of … Continue reading

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IWI Displays X95 At Eurosatory

IWI’s family of Tavor carbines are some of the best carbines available. Although the IWI CTAR, or Compact Tavor, addressed the size consideration for urban and counter terror operations, it lacked the ability to downsize from a full powered rifle caliber to … Continue reading

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The Question of Lethality…

Central to the M4 problem is the question of lethality. Is the M4 sufficiently lethal to do the job, and to remain the standard issue carbine for the U.S. Army? To answer it we need to dimension what constitutes lethal; regrettably … Continue reading

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