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Since the introduction of the SIG P365 a few years back, it has been a massive influx of micro-compact handguns and micro red dots to pair with them. Recently, Vortex announced its foray into the micro-compact red dot market with the Defender CCW micro red dot.
Backup Tactical is a small company that makes quality barrels and accessories for the Glock and SIG P320 platforms. The company has many new products hitting the market in 2023. The first new product from Backup Tactical is the new SIG P320 Perfect Fit PROComp.
Heckler & Koch (H&K) takes a very Apple approach to new products. Apple won’t release new features on the iPhone until Apple feels like they have a purpose grasp of the technology and know how to implement it properly into its ecosystem. Heckler & Koch seems to approach their firearms in the same way. At, EnforceTac 2023, H&K unveiled the new H&K SFP9CC, the first micro-compact in the H&K VP9 series.
Fiocchi is introducing a new series of ammunition designed for big game animals. Fiocchi is proud to release its new Knock Down series of ammunition. The new ammunition features an all copper design with a polymer black tip and will be available in a wide range of calibers.
Microtech Knives makes high-quality OTF Knives, folders, and cutlery. Recently, Microtech debuted their new seat offering in folding knives with the Microtech Standard Issue, or MSI for short. The new MSI from Microtech is built from the ground up to be a heavy-duty use that blends form, function, and aesthetics.
Maxim Defense is known for manufacturing high-quality firearms, suppressors, and ammunition. The firearm manufacturer has just announced a partnership with the folks over at Firearm Policy Coalition (FPC).
Brownells has had huge success with the modernization of the AR-180 with its BRN-180 series of upper receivers. The BRN-180 uses a short-stroke piston system and will fit any standard AR-15 lower. The upper receivers are chambered in .223 Wylde and .300 Blackout respectively. Brownells is proud to introduce the new BRN-180SH chambered in .300 Blk and optimized for use with suppressors.
SIG SAUER P365 platform has been very successful for the company, with multiple iterations since its original release. Now, SIG looks to continue to grow the lineup with the P365 XMARCO TACOPS. The new pistol from SIG features a P365XL slide and 3.7” barrel, an XMARCO grip module with flared magwell, an enhanced slide catch lever, and optics ready.
Recently, HHV was proud to introduce its newest ballistic helmet, the ATE_Lite. The new helmet will be produced here in the United States and will feature a lightweight and adaptable design while attempting to blend performance, comfort, and price into one package.
Over the years, Pistol Caliber Carbines have gained popularity as a versatile firearm’s platform. A PCC can be used for a fun day at the range, a competition, or for self-defense. Now, Smith & Wesson has entered the PCC market with the M&P FPC or Folding Pistol Carbine. The new folder from S&W comes optics-ready, features a unique folding mechanism, and uses M&P magazines.
The newest generation of the MCX lineup has been highly anticipated in the commercial market since the U.S. Army announced SIG as the winner of the NGSW program—now the rifle is finally available for purchase. The new MCX SPEAR will be available in 7.62x51mm NATO and 6.5 Creedmoor during its initial run with the .277 Fury coming down the road.
In 2022, Wilson Combat released grip modules for the popular SIG P365 and P365XL. Now, Wilson Combat is poised to bring the same attention to detail to SIG’s micro-compact pistol. Wilson Combat is proud to introduce its newest pistol, the WCP365.
Toor Knives is a well-known knife manufacturer based out of Southern California. The company specializes in manufacturing knives that fit the needs of operators, outdoorsmen, and hunters from around the globe. Recently, Toor launched its newest knife, the Valor which is part of its new Frontline series.
ARC Division is a well-known manufacturer of barrels, comps, and accessories for the Glock and SIG P320. The company specializes in making quality components to enhance the performance of stock pistols for shooters of all disciplines and skill sets. One of the company’s most notable products is the ported Reactor slide for Glock pistols. ARC Division proudly announces its newest release, the Reactor 17 ported slide for the Glock Gen 5.