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Remington M24 Rifles – Now Available To The Public

Remington has been involved in a program to re-arm the US Army and replace their existing M24s with newer versions. The excess M24s that were turned in have been rebuilt and were being sold to former military only. That has changed. You can now purchase an M24R (rebuilt) while they last.M24RODK_LRG They are available in 2 configurations. The basic rifle without the deployment kit and a complete SWS (sniper weapons system) complete with optic and deployment kit. These guns feature new Remington 5R barrels in the M24 profile, a new fire control group and receiver. They also carry a full Remington warranty. The optics and stocks are the only things that are not new, they are the same ones that were used in previous service. This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of firearms history at a very affordable price. You can get more information here including availability and pricing. These weapons are sure to increase in value so grab one while you can!

Remington RACS™ Accessory Chassis System

The RACS™ System is based on technology developed for the military in their XM2010 project. The XM2010 was engineered as part of an upgrade program for the M24 sniper rifle. The requirements were for a lightweight chassis as part of the refit and upgrade to 300 Win Mag. Remington® was awarded the U.S. M2010 Army Enhanced Sniper Rifle (ESR) contract in September 2010 to reconfigure up to 3,600 M24 Sniper Weapon Systems after a full and open competition.  With a RACS­™ chassis you get all the benefits of the contract specs in a chassis that you can install your own Remington 700 long or short action in. The features are numerous and well thought out. Aircraft grade aluminum construction, adjustable length of pull, adjustable cheek rest, adjustable recoil pad and folding stock. You also get a rail system for mounting aiming devices, night vision, built in swivel attaching points and even cable routing guides capture wires associated with electro-optics. Keeping the operator in mind was foremost in the design and to prove it the entire thing only weighs in at a bit over 6 pounds. We had a chance to handle one recently and it’s an excellent piece of kit for the precision shooter and professional sniper alike. The RACS™ system is available in multiple finishes and colors and there is even a lighter weight, skeletonized buttstock version pictured here in FDE. For more information on options, finishes, colors, pricing and availability you can contact the folks at US Armorment  here.

Aimpoint PRO Optic Combat Ready Holosight.

Optics are always welcome in tests because there are so many options it difficult to decide what to buy. There are literally dozens of choices for holographic sights. The two top contenders are generally thought to be EOTech and Aimpoint. Similar theory, different design and there are fans in both camps. Our favorite Army Msg sniper swears by Aimpoint so we decided to test the new Aimpoint Patrol Rifle Optic. Aimpoint put a lot of thought into this package. It comes with a factory installed QRP2 mount that co-witnesses with carbine back up sights and is also adjustable for low profile use. The QRP2 also has a torque limiting twist mounting knob so you can’t overtighten it and damage the mount or rail. Lens caps are included with a clear rear cap so you can still engage a target without opening the front cap. The single battery life is so good it’s rated for up to 3 years in the on position so you can just let it run 24/7 with no worries about it being dead. The battery compartment and adjustment covers are joined by t-shaped a rubber strap so the covers won’t get lost and and adjustments for windage and elevation are easy to use. It took us just a few minutes to zero in. Another nice feature out of the box is that it is night vision compatible with 6 brightness levels on the 2 moa dot. As it turns out the  Aimpoint Patrol Rifle Optic is an ideal partner for carbine applications such as on the AR15/M4 platform. Our motto is “Everything you need, nothing you don’t” and this optic provides exactly that. In fact I personally liked the test scope so much it’s staying on my rifle as my permanent optic. Spec Sheet (pdf). DJ

Cool New Gear From Eberlestock…

Eberlestock is well know for designing and manufacturing extreme duty military and hunting packs and accessories. Recently they have branched out to include some innovative outdoor gear you crawl into rather than strap on. Case in point is their new Shooter’s Nest Bivvy. Designed as an ideal shooting cover their new Shooter’s Nest Bivvy is made from Gore-Tex® gas-permeable membrane laminated to a high quality low-sheen tent fabric. It features a waterproof, breathable shelter with built in keeper-straps on each of the corners for your sleeping pad. The new Shooter’s Nest Bivvy features two entrances and an awning to keep your head out of the weather as well as allowing ventilation. The ideal shelter for either snipers or hunters who will remain out for long periods of time the new Shooter’s Nest Bivvy from Eberlestock is a unique solution to a common problem. See it here new Shooter’s Nest Bivvy

Gerber’s New Impromptu Tactical Pen

The Impromptu Tactical Pen combines Gerber’s decades of experience crafting tools with valuable input from police officers to offer a utilitarian tool that could quite literally be your ticket to safety. During interviews, officers agreed that the most important tool you can carry is the item that happens to be in your hand, which more often than not turns out to be a pen. So Gerber designed a pen that can write in all conditions and is rugged enough to handle the unexpected. This USA-made, push-button pen features a “Rite in the Rain” ballpoint pen cartridge that is effective in wet and dry conditions, and the tool’s machined steel body is stout enough to rise to the unexpected call of duty.

  • Made in the USA
  • Rugged, machined steel body with Cerakote™
  • Stainless steel pocket clip keeps the pen handy
  • Integrated glass-breaker tip features tempered steel and is designed to get you out of trouble
  • “Rite in the Rain” ink cartridge works in all conditions, inside and outdoors
  • Reliable push-button mechanism deploys ball point mechanism
  • Backed by Gerber’s Lifetime Warranty

One thing you can count on is that if Gerber makes it you have no worry if you need it in an emergency. We also like that it's made in the USA.
See it here...Impromptu Tactical Pen

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