Aimpoint CompM4 and LaRue QD Mounts LT65X

Posted in AR, Optics, WEAPONS on July 26th, 2008 by M M

Aimpoint’s CompM4 Red Dot Sight is the latest CCO (Close Combat Optic) adopted by the U.S. Army, beating out its competitors in the Army’s competition for a new CCO to replace the CompM2. The CompM4 is even more rugged than its predecessors, and has a battery life that pretty much eliminates battery life as an issue.

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Browning Hi-Power Facelift

Posted in Pistols, WEAPONS on July 19th, 2008 by M M

Makeover of my Browning Hi-Power by Shin Tanaka – revitalizing a 15-year old pistol.

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LaRue Tactical LT-690 FUG (Forward Universal Grip)

Posted in AR, Furniture, WEAPONS on July 12th, 2008 by M M

Ever since a TangoDown vertical grip mated to a LaRue locking lever mount was spied in some of MFingar’s (LaRue’s photographer extraordinaire) photos, LaRue has been under constant urging to offer something like that. Bowing to the pressure, LaRue Tactical has come out with their FUG (Forward Universal Grip) which is a vertical grip based around their renowned adjustable locking lever mount. It comes with three different end caps to give the user a choice of three different configurations to suit their shooting style.

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TAD Gear 100% Nylon Amphibious Cloth HP Force 10 Cargo Utilities 2007

Posted in GEAR, HIGH PERFORMANCE CLOTHING (NON-MILITARY) on July 7th, 2008 by M M

This is TAD Gear’s 100% nylon Amphibious Cloth version of their Force 10 Cargo Utilities, which is one of the fabric choices for their Force 10 Cargo Utilities 2007 model. Just as the 100% cotton OD ripstop Force 10′s differed slightly in some details from previous generation MultiCam twill version, the 2007 evolution of the Force 10 Utilities have some slight updates from the previous version.

My previous experience with the 100% nylon Amphibious cloth was with the TAD Gear Force 10 Cargo Shorts reviewed above on this page. The Amphibious cloth is a lightweight yet tough fabric with a DWR (Durable Water Repellant) finish.

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Magpul Industries CTR Stock

Posted in AR, Furniture, WEAPONS on July 1st, 2008 by M M

The CTR (Compact/Type Restricted) stock from Magpul Industries is a very lightweight and sturdy replacement for the standard M4 carbine collapsible stock with a unique friction lock feature that eliminates any wiggle or play. It’s available in two versions; one for mil-spec receiver extensions (buffer tubes) and one for commercial receiver extensions.

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