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Ik trap alvast af met de opvolger van de Beretta M9/92F (sidearm van het US Army)

Namelijk de nieuwe Sig Sauer P320,  (lijkt me geen slechte keuze trouwens) 


SIG SAUER, Inc. Awarded the U.S. Army Contract for its New Modular Handgun System (MHS)

January 20th, 2017

Newington, NH (January 19, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Army has selected the SIG SAUER Model P320 to replace the M9 service pistol currently in use since the mid-1980’s. Released in 2014, the P320 is a polymer striker-fired pistol that has proven itself in both the United States and worldwide markets. The P320 is the first modular pistol with interchangeable grip modules that can also be adjusted in frame size and caliber by the operator. All pistols will be produced at the SIG SAUER facilities in New Hampshire.


The MHS Program provides for the delivery of both full size and compact P320’s, over a period of ten (10) years. All pistols will be configurable to receive silencers and will also include both standard and extended capacity magazines.

“I am tremendously proud of the Modular Handgun System Team,” said Army Acquisition Executive, Steffanie Easter in the release. “By maximizing full and open competition across our industry partners, we truly have optimized the private sector advancements in handguns, ammunition and magazines and the end result will ensure a decidedly superior weapon system for our warfighters.”

Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, said “We are both humbled and proud that the P320 was selected by the U.S. Army as its weapon of choice. Securing this contract is a testimony to SIG SAUER employees and their commitment to innovation, quality and manufacturing the most reliable firearms in the world.”


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Oeh, als daar een replica van komt wil ik die!

IMO lijkt een beetje op een mindere versie van de Cz P-09, ik ken natuurlijk de RS performance niet dus puur alleen het uiterlijk gezien dan, maar gezien het een polymeren body is verwacht ik wel een hele mooie replica van onze vrienden Tokyo Marui.

Denk idd dat dit model zich uitermate leent om een Airsoft replica van te maken.

En is ook maar kwestie van tijd vlgs mij  :)


Nu alleen de vraag hoe deze SIG het er gaat van afbrengen in de realiteit,

en  hoe de "High Speed boys" hem gaan beoordelen, gaat hij bevallen, gaan zij hem inruilen voor hun Glocks welke tegenwoordig alom tegenwoordig zijn geworden ?

De ervaring leert dat het spul wat de US SOF gebruiken , later ook populair wordt bij de Airsofters  :P

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Nog wat extra info over de SIG P320


In consideration of SIG SAUER’s win of the Modular Handgun Program earlier today, we are sharing this story from October 2014, showcasing what the SIG P320-based submission looked like at the time. Congrats to Team SIG on this win.


At AUSA, SIG SAUER‘s Kevin Brittingham walked us through their candidate for the Army’s Modular Handgun System program which may replace the M9 Pistol issued since the mid-80s and is based on the Beretta 92F.


Although based on the commercially available P320 modular pistol, SIG made a few changes to be in compliance with the Army’s requirement.

-Tan Color
-Ambi Thumb Safety
-Lower Profile Ambi Slide Release
-Loaded Chamber Indicator
-Trigger Boot
-Firing Pin Assembly


Although SIG is very optimistic about their chances, they also look at programs like this as an opportunity to improve their firearms. Some of these changes may we find their way into the P320 and other SIG firearms.


According to SIG, this is what the winning MHS candidates look like.




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Heckler & Koch Reveal Their Latest Assault Rifle: The HK433


The start of February 2017 did come with some good news that got at the attention of the real steel and airsoft communities. Heckler & Koch has unveiled their new assault rifle, the HK433 that comes with the best features of two of its successful predecessors, the HK416 and the G36 assault rifles. A hybrid, you will say, but if it truly does feature the best of these rifles, then military organisations should pay close attention to the HK433 if they are looking for a new assault rifle to equip their soldiers.

With the Bundeswehr looking for a new rifle to replace the G36 due to problems and ended the contract (which Heckler & Koch won the dispute in court), companies are lining up with their offerings. For the company, they are determined to participate in the bidding a new rifle than offer an older rifle in a report at DW.com:

"Of course, we will take part in the bidding process - assault rifles are our core business," Heckler & Koch CEO Norbert Scheuch told the DPA news agency. "We are very well positioned for the upcoming competition," the CEO said, after presenting the new HK433 assault rifle in Las Vegas as an alternative.


The HK433 is said to have the gas system of the G36 and the AR lower of the HK416 with the handguard showing the use of the KeyMod rail system that allows for a lower and sleeker profile. With the use of the gas system, it eliminates the need for a buffer tube that will allow for the use of a folding stock as well as any other stock that will be compatible with it (like third party accessories makers can build new stocks for it).


Just like the G36 and HK416, the ammo will be 5.56mm, though according to Europäische Sicherheit & Technik there are planned versions that that can take in the 7.62mm NATO and will be called HK231, .300 Blackout, and 7.62mm x 39 Kalashnikov which will be called HK123. The tubing lengths are also selectable: 11 ", 12.5", 14.5 ", 16.5", 18.9 "and 20". This shows the HK433 series will give clients more options to choose from.

It is also said to be cheaper than HK416 as the HK416 is an expensive weapon and that will make it more affordable for militaries looking for the features of the HK416 but are on a budget.

Even with the dispute with the German government over the G36 issue, Heckler & Koch is seen as a front runner for the new assault rifle contract as the G36 will be phased out by 2019. The company will have to win this contract as it will be a big one, and given that they are in debt by several hundred million euros, they will have to work really hard to give what the Bundeswehr wants.


All photos by Heckler & Koch.

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February 10th, 2017


BREAKING: USMC Begins Process To Issue M27 IAR to Every Rifleman; Issues RFI To Industry


Earlier today MARCORSYSCOM issued “Request for Information (RFI) M67854-17-I-1218 For Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM), Quantico, VA Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR)”. They are very clear at this point that is solely an initiation of market research under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10 and is NOT a Request for Proposal (RFP).  To be clear, issuing an RFI is a natural step in the acquisition process.  

This action comes after a short duration experiment last Fall during which, an entire Marine Infantry Battalion was equipped with the IAR instead of their issue M4s. The experiment was obviously a success.  At the time there was still no requirement but apparently, they’ve worked that out and lined up funding to make this happen.


As the RFI only calls for the production of an additional 11,000 rifles, this means that only additional select Infantrymen will be issued the M27. Conversely, the Marines purchased over 45,000 M4 carbines. When the M27 IAR was initially selected, the Marines had undertaken a study to determine what it would cost and how quickly the manufacturer H&K, could build the rifles in order to pure fleet the service. At the time, H&K did not have the production capacity to meet the Marine Corps’ fielding timeline so the plan was scrapped. This new move may very well be incremental in nature, with further fielding taking a longer timeline and encompassing a larger portion of the Marines.  

The 5.56mm M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle is manufactured by Heckler & Koch. It is based on their HK416 carbine and was fielded to the Marines to supplant beltfed the M249 SAW in the Rifle Squad. This RFI will assuredly be used by SYSCOM to create a a sole-source “Justification and Approval” in order to purchase the rifles directly from manufacturer H&K without going for an open solicitation. While the RFI describes the M27’s salient characteristics to a “T”, what may throw a monkey wrench in this plan is if another manufacturer or two claim they can build the weapons as well with a model based on a 416 clone.

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February 11th, 2017


Blue Force Gear Introduces Custom Vickers Sling Builder


Introducing the Blue Force Gear Custom Vickers Sling Builder. This technology allows you to make the perfect sling for your individual weapon. From unique color combinations of webbing and hardware to hardware sewn on for a specific weapon, it’s all possible now.


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Ja de nieuwe pyro's wel de normale smokes zijn ook toegestaan in NL.

Hij vermeld ook dat ze eest enkel op de grote US milsims verkrijgbaar zijn. Maar hoe vet zou het zijn om die flashbang of bb granaat in een cqb gebied te gebruiken.





ROOM CLEAR!!!! 😁😁😁

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Wilcox Industries Fusion System
January 27, 2016

New Hampshire based Wilcox Industries was showing off a powered rifle forend at the 2016 SHOT Show; they call it the Fusion System. A rifle equipped with modern accessories invariably requires power. Usually this energy is provided by batteries (of various types and sizes, depending on the accessory) housed inside the electronic units themselves. Not with this guy though. This isn’t the first rail that provides power that I’ve seen, but it’s noteworthy that Wilcox has been developing various versions of powered rails for more than a decade and a half.

Compatible red dots, lights, lasers et al are mounted to the Fusion System and receive power through the rail. Wilcox has also integrated electronic control mechanisms into the forend itself.



The batteries that power the unit are held inside the weather sealed vertical grip, avoiding extra bulk. The core can be removed for easy battery replacement.

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Consolidating batteries into a single source means that the electronics themselves can be considerably smaller. Take this little light with a Surefire head, for example:



Though the production models will feature a protective rubber strip, you can see the electronic contacts on the bottom of the rail system here:



From what we are told, currently anything powered will have be mounted on the Wilcox Fusion System itself, and of course have the corresponding electronic connection points.

Wilcox and UAE-based Caracal recently announced a partnership. To that end, Wilcox was displaying the Fusion System kit on the Caracal CAR816. Here’s what they have to say about it and future production:

Caracal’s CAR816-A2 is currently being manufactured at Wilcox’s world-class facility in New Hampshire and will be available on a limited basis in 2016. The tactical rifle features a short stroke push rod gas piston operating system, controlled by an adjustable gas block with three positions – supressed, unsupressed and a setting for operating in adverse conditions. The Wilcox’s Fusion System Kit, a lightweight module rifle forearm system that hosts a quick-change battery compartment within the grip can be integrated into the manufacturing process of the CAR816-A2. This system powers a red dot sight, integrated visible laser, IR laser as well as fixed IR illuminator, and is co-aligned with one windage and elevation knob to boresight the system.

Also of note, Wilcox was showing off an ambidextrous 40mm underbarrel grenade launcher. For easy loading and unloading, the barrel can pivot to either side depending on which way the locking mechanism is released. Furthermore, it features a double-action trigger, so a second-strike capability is added.

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Read more: http://www.recoilweb.com/wilcox-fusion-system-84781.html#ixzz4YaDkwz6E



Wilcox Industries – FUSION SYSTEM

February 13th, 2017

the Wilcox Industries FUSION SYSTEM at SHOT Show 


The Wilcox FUSION SYSTEM™ is a lightweight, modular rifle forearm system that is designed to fit on the Caracal CAR816-A2 and Kale KCR556 rifle platform.


This FUSION SYSTEM offers a streamlined solution to powering mission essential equipment normally requiring numerous individually powered devices. With the FUSION SYSTEM these devices can be powered with (1) one lithium CR123 battery and a reserve battery standing by. It is as simple as a flip of a switch to initiate the reserve battery. The depleted battery can then be hot swapped.


The system is comprised of a integrated reflex sight, laser suite, and Surefire duel spectrum flashlight. A 3X “Aimpoint” multiplier (optional) is featured with a Wilcox flip mount this allows the system to be used as a CQB device or for taking that long shot.


The FUSION SYSTEM optical suite is unique in that it houses a reflex sight, back up iron sight, red visible laser, IR laser, and fixed IR illuminator all factory co-aligned with one windage and elevation knob allowing for easy bore-sighting to the weapon. A dual zero trajectory switch on top of the optic suite allows the end user to zero the weapon for two distances or two ammo types all while maintaining co-alignment. This switch, when turned, automatically cants the optical suit to the proper point of aim point of impact depending on desired ammo and/or ballistics day or night that is desired.


The FUSION SYSTEM incorporates a unique low and high power output level governor. The blue lockout screw requires docking in the off line storage spot that electronically engages the use of the high powered lasers.


The FUSION SYSTEM can also be adjusted “on the fly” using the ambidextrous pressure pads to determine the reflex sight, laser suite, and flashlight brightness. A SureFire dual spectrum light provides both white light at 250 lumens and IR light at 100mw’s.


The installation and removal of the FUSION SYSTEM in the field is effortless, requiring no tools and maintains consistent repeatability and bore-sight retention when cleaning the weapon. The unique triangular silicone pads insulate the operator from the build up of weapon heat experienced with heavy weapon usage. The square silicon pads at the 6 o’clock position can be individually removed to allow a vertical grip assembly to be installed in its place.


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Eindelijk de lang aangekondigde power rail systemen ? , eerder zagen we al de versie van Wilcox.

We zien nu duidelijk de designs van verschillende fabrikanten naar buiten komen, die gemaakt zijn voor het M4A1+ programma van de US Armed forces  

Een geïntegreerd rail systeem voor accessoires was een van de wensen.


T:Worx – I-Rail



February 15th, 2017

SPC Joshua Harris, A CO/1-29 Infantry is firing a carbine outfitted with the latest version of the Intelligent Rail or I-Rail, developed by T:Worx, a subsidiary of Prototype Productions.


It is a Picatinny standard, Weapon Accessory Power and Data Rail. Below, you can see an older variant. There is a short cable that runs across the lower receiver to the grip which attaches further to the batteries contained in the collapsible butt stock.


In addition to providing power to weapon accessories, I-Rail is capable of connecting those accessories to the network through the Nett Warrior end user device and Soldier radio.

I-Rail is one of the technologies undergoing evaluation by US and British Army Soldiers during the 2017 Advanced Expeditionary Warfighting Experiment at Ft Benning, GA.


Here is Cpl Craig Gordon, 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment (The Vikings), moving across a linear danger area during Pilot Mission 1. As you can see, T:Worx has adapted the design to more incorporate more modern features. Gone are the permanent Pic rails at the 3,6,9 and 12 positions.

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PM Soldier Weapons Developing Integrated Fire Control for Small Arms Weapons


February 16th, 2017


The Army’s headline reads, “PM Soldier Weapons developing first integrated fire control for small arms weapons” but anyone in the firearms industry knows that isn’t true. That’s why our headline differs slightly from the Army.mil article we are sharing.

In fact, the Army has looked at commercial products that already do what they seeking to create.

Consider TrackingPoint which has been available for years. There are other systems as well.


However, it’s good to see the Army developing Programs of Record to field such caoabilities to our Soldiers. What’s more, I’m encouraged to see the Size Weight And Power work that has gone into BOSS.

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. — What does it take for an Army sniper to accurately hit a person-size target at extreme ranges?

The BOSS is a fully integrated, rifle-mounted (using the Picatinny Rail) automated, full-solution fire-control system for sniper weapons. It has a variable power (6-22x magnification) direct view optic coupled with a precision, eye-safe laser range finder. The system also contains an internal environmental sensor suite, platform orientation inclinometers, and sophisticated ballistic calculator. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

The Army thinks it may have the answer to this challenge in a new integrated fire control sighting system for military sniper weapons called the Ballistically Optimized Sniper Scope or BOSS.

“To improve sniper effectiveness, especially at extended distances, we need to find a way to increase accuracy by reducing aiming errors, and minimize the time for the shooter to figure out where to correctly aim his weapon,” said Regina Stonitsch, Assistant Product Manager for BOSS at Project Manager Soldier Weapons. “We believe the answer could be the BOSS Project.”
“Since sniper rifle and ammunition technologies are unlikely to change considerably in the foreseeable future, we’re concentrating our efforts on developing a revolutionary fire control system that will provide a leap in shooter performance and likewise a big return on investment,” she said.

(Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

The BOSS is a fully integrated, rifle-mounted (using the Picatinny Rail) automated, full-solution fire-control system for sniper weapons. It has a variable power (6-22x magnification) direct view optic coupled with a precision, eye-safe laser range finder. The system also contains an internal environmental sensor suite, platform orientation inclinometers, and sophisticated ballistic calculator.

The ballistic calculator uses range, environmental and weapon orientation data to compute a ballistic solution based on weapon and ammunition. It provides an adjusted aim point in the scope, which the shooter then places on target and fires.

The entire time, the shooter never removes his eye from the scope nor loses his sight picture of the target. This allows the shooter to maintain better situational awareness and avoids extra time and effort in reacquiring the target.

BOSS also provides fail-safe sniper operations in case its power source or electronics fail.

The Army acquired a number of advanced technology demonstrator BOSS prototypes and evaluated them over the past year at numerous military bases and Army test centers.

According to Stonitsch, the BOSS prototypes were sniper-vetted against personnel-size targets out to the maximum effective range limits of our current sniper systems.

However, the system is capable of accurately ranging and calculating the required ballistic reticle for those type targets at a comfortable distance, well beyond effective weapon system (rifle/ammo) engagement constraints.

Collected data shows the BOSS will progressively increase the probability of hit, as a function of range, by nearly an order of magnitude at the most extreme range and can reduce engagement times by 50 percent across all ranges.

The system ballistically supports a variety of weapon and ammunition combinations. Shooters can customize it based on observed firing characteristics, such as measured muzzle velocities and pre-transonic zone zeroing or, in other words, just before the bullet starts transitioning to subsonic speeds.

Soldier load is important, and the BOSS is lightweight, weighing 3.5 pounds. It eliminates the need for the discrete sniper accessory kit items currently carried by snipers that perform the same ballistic computation tasks but weigh twice as much.

The system is part of the Army’s overall effort to invest in new, sophisticated small arms fire control systems to enhance Soldier lethality while reducing cognitive burdens under battlefield stress.

“The BOSS is currently designed for snipers, but its technologies can be easily adapted to other small arms weapon systems,” Stonitsch said. “It could be a game-changer for our Warfighters by taking the guesswork out of aiming and making virtually anyone a marksman with the touch of a button.”
If the Army decides to develop, produce and field the BOSS, it could be available to Soldiers as soon as 2020, she said.

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KitFox Design Group Firearm Coloring Book

February 23rd, 2017

From the KitFox Design Group comes this detailed, adult coloring book featuring your favorite firearms.


The book features 27 pages of illustrations and it was obviously a labor of love.


Available from a variety of sellers, we found it at www.noveske.com/collections/extras/products/kit-fox-firearms-coloring-boox.

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