Alternative Ballistics

Alternative Ballistics is a concept device that would allow law enforcement officers to temporarily switch to firing a non lethal  round through an attachment. Built around the principle of stopping a lethal threat without the destructive internal damage Alt_Ballistics_12_smallof a bullet while keeping law enforcement officers safe is the idea behind the team at Alternative Ballistics. Called “The Alternative,” and nicknamed the “airbag for bullets” it is a attachment that would go over the front of a firearm.
Designed to not hinder any functionality of a officer’s firearm it’ll allow officers to use the device while already having drawn their weapon on a target.  Iron sights will remain in full view and other tactical attachments would not be obstructed.Alt_Ballistics14_Large_Alpha5At the fore end of the attachment is a ball device that will catch the bullet fired from the gun and use the energy transferred from it to propel itself at targets to cause blunt force injury oppose to destructive or lethal damage. Alt_Ballistics_5_smallWith the target neutralized officers can resume using lethal rounds for their protection if necessary. It is a one-use device and is currently being tested for use with different law enforcement departments including those in Ferguson, Missouri who had come under fire after a show of lethal force that caused a public uproar.

State of the Art: Smart Guns

That latest progress in the development of a “smart gun” that can detect and assist with attacking targets as a multi-role platform is being helmed by a division of arms maker Colt and the Defense Research and Development – Canada. This new weapon platform known as the ” Soldier Integrated Precision Effects Systems (SIPES) project” is being engineered and built from the ground up. Canada_developing_new_assault_rifle_concept_003Scientists on this project are looking at advanced material technologies to replace metal used in heavier components. Understanding how soldiers utilize weapons in terms of ergonomics and handling are being looked at. Even the type of ammunition used is being rethought to improve its accuracy extensively testing lightweight case telescoped ammunition. All of the data from these areas will soon feed into the “smart” technology that in the future soon would allow a solder’s weapon to generate or receive data from command and then automate target detection and even assist in target engagement. Canada_developing_new_assault_rifle_concept_002

Snow Wolf SW24 Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

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IMG_8913Assembled as a special scope and bipod package the Snow Wolf SW24 Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle comes complete with a 4-16×50 Dual Illuminated Rifle Scope, 1/2″ scope rings, and Harris Style Bipod. The scope is milled from one solid piece of aircraft grade aluminum with a fog proof and shock-resistant housing. IMG_8903The reticule can be illuminated in red or green with adjustable brightness settings to adapt to your environment. Flip up lens covers protect the scope from dust and scratches while the 4x to 16x magnification will give you an excellent view of your target.

IMG_8885The rifle itself has been widely adopted by American Sniper forces, as well as other branches of the military. It features an one-piece aluminum bolt and barrel assembly while the body and stock is a thickened fiberglass stock that features an adjustable rubber butt-pad to improve shouldering the rifle for different users. The barrel assembly features a metal top Rail Interface System (RIS) to attach scopes, and other accessories. IMG_8900Sling mounts can be found in the front and rear of the body while an additional front sling swivel for stud nut type bipods. Based off the APS2 trigger system, it is a smooth bolt action spring powered airsoft rifle firing shots from 450 to 480 FPS.

The stabilizing metal bipod included can be deployed or retracted by swiveling the legs up or down. IMG_8895Extendable slotted legs allow you to adjust the height in 5 settings from 9″ to 12.” Unlike most modern bi-pods available today, this bi-pod mounts to swivel studs that has served rifle shooters for centuries for all their stabilizing needs.

BBTac BT-78 M4 SPR Spring Airsoft Gun

Welcome to our Warehouse Picks – a series of posts focusing on some of our great products that deserve a spotlight of their own.P-778C_04Remember your first springer being awesome with the BBTac MK12 SPR Spring Airsoft Sniper Rifle with Spring Bipod and Mock Scope. Designed as a M4 / M16 SPR (Special Purpose Rifle) style airsoft fun, it comes with a P-778C_10VLTOR style stock and PRI handguards to give it a aggressive and tactical look compared to the run of the mill M4 guns that are popular. Rails on the handguards can attach accessories while a comfortable ergonomic grip. This airsoft gun is of plastic construction finished in a classic gun black. Accessories includes are a hi-cap magazine, removable carry handle,P-778C_08 foldable bipod, removable stock, tactical sling, and tactical red dot light. The muzzle velocity of this airsoft gun is approximately 300 FPS when using 0.12g 6mm BBs. The entire gun is 30 inch in length and easy to move around. As a spring operated airsoft gun, it requires you to cock the gun before each shot. However, there is no battery or gas required to operate this airsoft gun.

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Magpul Industries releases the PMAG D-60

d602Magpul Industries has released their entry into the market of drum style magazines with their PMAG D60. It’ll hold a 60-round capacity of 5.56x45mm rounds in a compact drum that is smaller and shorter than competitive drum mags. A design choice to allow shooters to fire comfortably from low and prone shooting positions. It also features a loading lever, a easy to disassemble body, and multi weapon compatibility. Of course in PMAG fashion it features a window indicator of the amount of rounds left inside the magazine which is conveniently located at the rear for easy viewing. In thier video demonstration we can see the PMAG D60 feeding flawlessy into a variety of weapon systems including popular M4 models, Bullups, and machine gun support weapons. The magazine is due out in the summer, though the eventual airsoft PTS version of it will probably come some time after that.