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20 January 2016

SHOT Show 2016: Andre Forkert's New Introductions for Military and Law Enforcement

Rite in the Rain introduces its new 93 pen, it can write in all weather, under water and upside down. Compared to the older 97 pen (casing of metal, therefore stronger), it is made of plastic and therefore lighter and available in Black, Blue and Red, the “ink” is always black. It is the Rite in the Rain pen with the lowest price ($ 12.95). Pencils use a sturdy 1.1mm lead to prevent breakage in the field.

OAKLEY is introducing the new ALPHA goggle series, they will be available from mid 2016 on. The design offers multiple configurations and consist of three basic parts: APLHA M Frame, a HELO Gasket and a HALO Goggle. Depending on your mission and infiltration you can mix them.
RUAG Ammotec did not show any new products, but there will be a .300 BLK (Black Out) starting the production in July.

Warson Brands, manufacturers of quality military and tactical footwear and exclusive licensee for Reebok military and tactical boots, are showcasing the new line of Reebok branded tactical footwear, the Dauntless Ultra-Light Series. We reported on that yesterday. In April there will be another series of military boots, the NANO Series. Pre-Production pairs are already shown at SHOT Show. NANO boots will come in a mid and high cut, the Dauntless Ultra-Light Series is available in a low and high cut.

Princeton Tec are showing new military lamps based on their civil HELIX series. HELIX Backcountry is a compact, lightweight lantern which puts out a bright beam that’s easy on the eyes - perfect for around a camp or in your tent. It offers up to 150 lumens is dimmable (up to 30 lm), offers two light colours (white and red) and is available in three versions (Bluetooth (rechargeable), Dual Fuel (rechargeable and batteries), or batteries). For direct light you can take the top of. The expanding globe and folding legs help HELIX Backcountry to shine over a wide area or to hang upside down in the tent with several hanging options. Runtime is max. 24 hrs, it weights 155 gr. and water resistant (IPX6), the versions shown at SHOT Show have camouflage pattern. Princeton Tec is checking if there is interest in the market.

Mesa Tactical introduces the LEO Telescoping Stock system for the Beretta 1301 semi-automatic shotgun. The versatile telescoping stock system can be fitted with a standard AR-15 grip and telescoping stock, which enables tactical operators to instantly adjust the length of pull of the telescoping stock in order to accommodate differences in individual body sizes, or when wearing body armor, without compromising the safest shooting position. Since its introduction in 2014 the 1301 Tactical is a semiautomatic shotgun specifically designed to meet the needs of tactical shooters such as law-enforcement professionals. Mesa Tactical’s LEO stock system incorporates those features most frequently asked for by law enforcement and other professional operators who now have a more streamlined solution for adding a telescoping stock and pistol grip to their Beretta 1301 shotguns, which also retains the same high quality materials and workmanship, and the same strength and durability that’s characteristic of all Mesa Tactical products. The concept behind the telescoping stock system is simple: the shotgun’s factory stock is replaced by an adapter, to which standard AR-15 grips and telescoping buttstocks can be reliably attached. All of Mesa Tactical’s stock adapters are investment cast aircraft aluminum, which are then CNC machined before being powdercoated black with a tough, chemical resistant finish. LEO stock adapters provide a lower stock elevation allowing the use of iron sights or the front bead and incorporate an advanced sling attachment method, which accommodates a wide variety of optional sling styles. The LEO adapter is available in two types of kits, adapter kits or complete stock kits. Mesa Tactical’s upgraded versions include a hydraulic recoil buffer which replaces the standard receiver extension tube normally used with AR-15 style telescoping stock assemblies. The recoil buffer is manufactured for Mesa Tactical by Crosshair Recoil Buffers. This adapter is available for a variety of today’s most popular shotgun models including the Remington 870, Mossberg 500, Mossberg 590, Maverick 88 pump-shotguns and the Beretta 1301 semi-automatic.

Also new is an AR-15 buttstock for the FN Herstal SCAR weapons – both calibres. All of these products can be implemented by the user, there is no need armorer.

TPG Tac Pro Gear shows in cooperation with Armour Wear a unique .308 helm concept. It should protect the user against .308 while on missions as door breacher, front men or sniper. It covers 70% of the head, more than any other helmet and part of the ballistic protection is fixed with magnets. There is a battery operated inside ventilation system for anti-fogging of the ballistic glasses from the inside. The helm weights 5 pounds, but the goal is to get that down to 3+ pounds. It is still in its concept phase.