New Products Nov/Dec 2018 Issue


ShapeShift Modular Holster System

Alien Gear Holsters

Alien Gear Holsters’ ShapeShift Modular Holster System is now compatible with two additional handguns: the Springfield XD 3.3″ .45 and the H&K VP9. Carriers of either of these two handguns can benefit from ShapeShift — a heavily engineered line of modular holsters designed for all carry styles. For more info: (208) 215-2046,

Hoffner Hand Hawk


The Hoffner Hand Hawk is easy to carry in its Kydex sheath — with the handle downward from the belt, or with the handle up under the armpit for concealment. It’s a mini-tomahawk that can be easily thrown. Made of 440 Chromium acid-washed 56-58 HRC stainless steel, the little Hawk can chop, saw, and pry. It can also be used as a pick, 3/8″ ratchet drive, screwdriver, and of course, an emergency beverage opener. For more info: (281) 855-8800,

MKA 1923 Bullpup Shotgun

EAA Corp

The MKA 1923 Bullpup Shotgun is EAA Corp’s newest offering. The 12-ga. semi-auto is an easy handling shotgun featuring a trigger block thumb safety, rubber butt plate, reinforced nylon stock, receiver rail and removable fully adjustable rear sights. For more info: (321) 639-4842,

Vickers Elite Commander

Wilson Combat

The Vickers Elite Commander is the concealed carry version of the full-size Vickers Elite Model 1911 designed by Larry Vickers. This 4.25″ bushing barrel Commander version is a top choice for those who prefer a more compact carry gun with a bushing-style takedown. It features Wilson Combat’s hand-fitted, forged slide and frame combination along with a forged stainless steel bushing barrel. The Elite Commander sports the Vickers Tactical logo, wide serrations and proprietary G10 grips. For more info: (870) 545-3635,

30L Riftblade Backpack


The new 30L Riftblade CCW-enabled backpack is based on the 23L Riftcore from Maxpedition’s Advanced Gear Research (AGR) line. The Riftblade is larger and has more volume. It also provides more exterior attachment surfaces as well as a stowable, removable padded waist belt. For more info, (310) 768-0098,

AR15 Master Bench Block

Real Avid

Real Avid’s AR15 Master Bench Block makes the disassembly and installation of key pins easier. It allows you to tap up to 14 critical pins from five different components. The block is wrapped in an over-molding that grips to your bench and clear, engraved labels help organize component placement and size of punch for the particular AR15 part. Included within the block are magnets to keep pins from getting lost and a storage spot for additional pins. For more info: (800) 286-0567,

Slim Midi

Medford Knives

The Slim Midi is a frame lock designed by Medford Knives owner Greg Medford. It has a 3.25″ long, 0.125″ thick CPM S35VN drop-point blade with a Rockwell hardness of 58-61 HRC. Its 1/8″ thick handle is made of Titanium. The pocket friendly Slim Midi is less than 8″ long and it targets the business class who would want to carry a Medford in their dress slacks, lingerie, holster or purse. For more info: (623) 249-4506,

Gentleman’s Series

Patriot Ordnance Factory

The Gentleman’s Series of slides will turn your GLOCK into a unique pistol suitable for a gentleman of times gone by. The G-Series slides are machined from 17-4 stainless steel and cut to be compatible with the Trijicon RMR red dot sight. It boasts nitride heat treat finish for corrosion resistance and surface durability. A hard-anodized aluminum RMR cover plate and mounting hardware is included. Please note the G-Series will not work with the GLOCK 17C. For more info: (877) 561-9572,

Handall Beavertail Grip Sleeve

Hogue, Inc.

Due to its built-in grip frame, the Security 9 will not accommodate replaceable grips. So designer Matt Hogue created the HandALL Beavertail Grip Sleeve to work with the firearm’s existing nylon frame. The sleeve is installed by slipping it over the Security 9’s grip frame until it seats into position. Built from a durable thermoplastic elastomer compound, the HandALL’s rubber ages gracefully and will not harden, split or crack with age or usage. The surface is covered with Hogue’s Cobblestone texture, a series of small circular bumps providing a non-slip, non-irritating grip on the rubber. For more info: (800) 438-4747,

1911 Government NRA Licensed Grips

Altamont Company

Altamont Company has recently become an Official NRA Licensed Product manufacturer and has released wood and composite grips like the 1911 Govt. Classic Panel Super Rosewood Spanish Diamond/Stipple with NRA Block Logo pictured here. The grips join Altamont’s extensive offering of handgun grips, rifle stocks, accessories, and metal engraving. For more info: (800) 626-5774,

Armour Steel MTR Custom


MTR put together African elephant and tiger shark leather to come up with Armour Steel, their A-2 Dual Purpose holster. It protects your “steel” (or weapon) and yourself as well because with this holster, your gun can be at your side at all times. Armour Steel is durable, water- and scratch-resistant and can be used IWB or OWB. For more info: (336) 879-2166,

Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammo

Sig Sauer

SIG SAUER’s Match Elite Pistol Competition ammunition is available in 147-gr. 9mm Luger. The soft-shooting, low-recoil load features coated nickel cases and fast, clean-burning powder for exceptional performance in fast-paced competitions. Velocities will range from about 860 to 900 fps, depending on the type of pistol used. With a power factor between 126 and 132, these loads are legal for all USPSA competitions and the lower-felt recoil allows competition shooters to stay on target. For more info: (603) 610-3000,

Tintri Women’s Hunting Apparel

Próis Hunting Apparel

The Tintri line of garments from Próis now features the new Cumbre camo pattern. Designed for warm-weather hunting conditions, the Tintri line is made of a woven Polyester/Spandex blend. The moisture-wicking fabric has an anti-microbial finish to keep active wearers cool and dry while minimizing odor. With a water-resistant finish and 4-way stretch, Tintri apparel allows for a full range of motion while hiking, climbing and shooting. For more info: (970) 641-3355,

SS14 Butterfly Knife

Bear & Son Cutlery

The SS14 is the latest addition to Bear & Son Cutlery’s line of premium demonstration, tactical, training and sporting butterfly knives. The 35/8″ clip-point blade is made of hardened high-carbon chromium 440 stainless steel. Weighing 5 oz., the SS14 is 91/4″ long when open; closed, it is 5″. For more info: (800) 844-3034,



Fobus has added the APN Sheild to its APN Series of holsters. It’s designed specifically to fit the Smith & Wesson Shield 9mm & .40. The APN Series offers adjustable passive retention in a comfortable and concealable design. It features a unique, removable “concealment wing” to draw your firearm closer to your body to reduce printing while also ensuring wearability. The APN Sheild, as with all APN holsters, includes many other notable ambidextrous features, such as a detachable sweat guard and rotating belt clip. There’s also a holster available for the GLOCK 43. For more info: (267) 803-1517,

Operator 7

TOPS Knives

The Operator 7 is big — with thick steel and handles. It’s a hefty, well-balanced knife that’s also a workhorse tool. It has rounded handles and a hand guard for comfort; and a finger choil to allow finer cuts. A Kydex sheath with a dangler attachment makes it easy to carry on the job site or in the woods. The Operator 7 has an OAL of 12.5″ and weighs 18.9 oz. Its1075 RC steel blade with acid rain finish is 7.5″ long and 0.31″ thick. The handle is Tan Canvas Micarta or Black G10. For more info: (208) 542-0113,

Cordova 35 Small Cooler

Cordova Cooler

The Cordova 35 Small Cooler is big in performance despite its compact size. It’s suitable for day tripping, off-roading or camping. Features include top-mount lid latches, a TriLock rubber gasket seal and Gorilla-Grip non-skid feet. The cooler also uses eco-friendly foam for insulation and cooling efficiency. With a capacity of 7 gallons, the cooler can hold 20 lbs. of ice and 28 cans of drinks. For more info: (844) 962-0579,


Umarex USA

The .25 caliber Gauntlet is a multi-shot repeater delivering consistent shot strings of 50 rounds with a full fill of its 3,000-psi tank. It uses easily loaded, interchangeable 10-shot magazines for rapid bolt-action firing. The Gauntlet is a moderated rifle, making it extremely quiet. Both backyard plinkers and serious hunters will benefit from its rapid, near-silent, full-power follow-up shots. Weighing 8.5 lbs., the Gauntlet has an overall length of 46.75″. Barrel length is 28.5″. For more info: (479) 646-4210,

Vickers Tactical Carry Trigger for GLOCKs

TangoDown Inc.

TangoDown Inc. introduced two models of the Vickers Tactical Carry Trigger (VTCT): the VTCT-001 and VTCT-002. A flat-faced polymer trigger that allows for accurate trigger press, the VTCT is injection molded from the same material as the OEM trigger. Easily installed by a Certified GLOCK Armorer, the VTCT-001 fits all Gen3/Gen4 GLOCK models in 9mm (including the G43), .40, .45ACP, 10mm and the G42 .380. The VTCT-002 fits all Gen5 GLOCK models currently on the market. For more info: (909) 392-4757,

MicroStream USB Flashlight

Streamlight, Inc.

At 3.87″ long and weighing 1.2 oz., the Streamlight MicroStream USB Flashlight is small and light enough to carry in a pocket, or clip to a cap. It offers as much as 250 lumens of brightness, long run times and the convenience of charging on the go at a USB port or from a USB wall charger. On the high setting, it gives 250 lumens of light and a run time of 1.5 hours. On low, it runs for 3.5 hours and delivers 50 lumens. The MicroStream USB uses a lithium ion cell battery and is available in Coyote, blue, red or black. For more info: (800) 523-7488,

Aegis Elite


Kimber’s new Aegis Elite family of 1911s has five variants. Two versions have the Vortex Venom red dot optic milled into the slide: the Aegis Elite Custom OI (in picture) with a 5″ barrel and the Aegis Elite Pro OI with a 4″ barrel. The Aegis Elite Custom, Aegis Elite Pro and Aegis Elite Ultra — with 5″, 4″ and 3″ barrels respectively — are also offered without the optic. They have a green and red fiber optic sight instead. All the Aegis Elites come in either 9mm or .45 ACP with distinctive rear and forward Aegis Elite X (AEX) slide serrations. For more info: (888) 243-4522,

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