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21 January 2016

SHOT Show 2016: Premiers and News

Dillon Aero is showing for the first time their series version of the Gun Pod Weapon System. A pre series version was first time shown at SOFIC 2015. The Dillon Aero Gun Pod Weapon System is a self-contained M134D-H weapon system that mounts either fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft. It utilizes 7,62x51 mm NATO ammunition with M13 links, with a 3,000 round magazine capacity and a rate of fire of 3,000 rounds per minute. It also has a last round switch if only 100 rounds are left, that the pilot has to override and it mounts to all 14’’ standard NATO and Russian (like Mi-24, Mi-17, etc.) bomb racks. The weight is 158.8 kg fully loaded or 73.5 kg empty.
Armor Express is presenting a whole range of new products, including the versatile TORC (Tactical Operations Response Carrier) and Lighthawk XT 2.0 line of tactical armor carriers. The TORC is a multipurpose and modular plate carrier system, depending on the mission part of the protection can be take away or added, e.g. throat protector, sling catches, upper arm protection. The Molle webbing gives you the option for customisation. Smaller and lighter is the new RAVEN system. The RAVEN was specifically designed with the fast-paced, low-profile operator in mind. The Trilogrid laser cut MOLLE webbing, along with the aggressive structure of the vest make it a high-speed, fully customizable tactical carrier solution. The RAVEN features a single point quick release system that is considered one of the most efficient in our industry. As easy to reassemble as it is to release, this system offers real-world applications, and encourages you to incorporate it into your daily tactical training regimen.
Outdoor Research (OR) is introducing a new glove system kit with 11 modular gloves, to help the operator worldwide with its onion principle. According to OR the system is already in use with the US SOF. The kit consist of a MGS Gore-Tex Shell MITTS, TF MITT Shell, insulated MITT Liner, TF insulated liner MITTS, shell gloves, insulated liner gloves, soft shell gloves, Gen 3 fleece gloves, wool liner, midweight combat gloves and lightweight combat gloves. Not officially part of the kit, but that also can be integrated is a tactical heated glove with three heat setups.
EDGE Tactical Eywear has two new products, the GUARDIAN and ACID Gambit Desert Sand Kits with 2 or 3 lenses kits. Edge promises no fogging (125° F, 80% humidity) and no freezing (up to -44°F).
Surefire has a new weapon light, the SCOUT Light with up to 600 lumens. This lens will automatically adapt the output (between 200 and 600 lm), depending on the distance and reflection. The hand light can be adapted to a weapon by an adapter. On 600 lm it will run 1.5 hrs and is using two 123A batteries. Weight is 176 gr. All VAMPIRE lights are upgraded from 120 to 250 lumen and the bigger versions from 150 to 350 lm.
Leatherman introduced the new SKELETOOL RX (Rescue) with seven tools.
BLACKHAWK introduced the new Leather Tuckable Pancake Holster for a concealed carrying. Also new are the TECGRIP IWB holster, the TECGRIP Pocket holster and the Advanced Concealment Pocket Holster as well as the Vehicle QD MED Pouch.
TRASER Watches are showing for the first time the Red Alert T100 watch, that will be available in April. It has a Ronda 715.6 Li Quartz movement with a black PVD-plated steel case. It is water resistant to 200 m (20 bar) and weights 98 gr. Also new is the SOLDIER, that is the already known Outdoor Pioneer, only in green.
Trijicon is showing the new MRO (Miniature Rifle Optic), that was released by the end of 2015. It over a large field of view with eight adjustable brightness settings (reticle) and can also used with night vision devises. It was designed for ultra compactness and for high eye-relief. Magnifivation is 1x with a 25 mm objective lens and a weight of 116 gr.
HAENEL just won the German contract for a new sniper rifle (G29) with its RS9 weapon. The RS9 comes in the .338 Lapua Magnum calibre, has a length of 1,275 mm (barrel 690 mm) and a standard weight of 7.54 kg. The German Army will get 115 rifles in the first lot. The weapon will come with a B&T suppressor  and a STEINER 5-25x scope. You can see that weapon and the smaller RS8 brother (.308 cal.) at the CARACAL booth.