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SIG TANGO6T Selected by Department of Defense

NEWINGTON, N.H., (November 9, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the TANGO6T has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense for the Direct View Optic (DVO) in response to a solicitation to enhance squad performance with a variable powered riflescope.  Unlike older generation non-magnified or fixed-magnification optics, the TANGO6T is a 1-6X variable-magnification riflescope that enables the soldier to engage both close quarter targets and targets at extended ranges.

This award from the U.S. DoD is the third award for the SIG SAUER TANGO6T; previously selections for the TANGO6T include the Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDMR) and the USSOCOM Squad-Variable Powered Scope (S-VPS).  The TANGO6T riflescope is currently in use with the U.S. Army Squad Designated Marksman and U.S. Military Special Forces.      

“After rigorous and stringent testing, where the best of the industry competed, we are proud to confirm the SIG SAUER TANGO6T riflescope has been selected by the U.S. Army as the Direct View Optic,” began Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “This is a three-peat for the TANGO6T as the riflescope continues to prove it will withstand the rigors of U.S. military testing making it the choice for use with our soldiers.  The further proliferation of the riflescope into the U.S. Military’s M4A1 operating system is an exciting achievement for SIG SAUER Electro-Optics and further proof that the TANGO6T is the direction of the future.”

The TANGO6T 1-6×24 DVO riflescope will be used on M4A1 carbines and is a first focal plane ruggedized riflescope with a Flat Dark Earth (FDE) anodized aircraft grade aluminum main tube.  The riflescope features the DWLR6 reticle capable of providing range estimation and wind holds at extreme distances, the advanced HELLFIRE illumination system for fast target acquisition, a locking illumination dial, Power Selector Ring (PSR) Throw Lever, the ALPHA4 ultralight mount, and a laser-marked scope level indicator for intuitive installation.

“The TANGO6T riflescope platform has been ruggedized and battle-hardened over the course of both the SDMR and S-VPS programs,” added Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics.  “We are proud to assemble the TANGO6T here in the USA to support our warfighters with a variable powered riflescope that was developed to match the engagement requirements of today’s battlefield.”

The SIG SAUER TANGO6T 1-6x24MM riflescope is available commercially at local retailers and at sigsauer.com, in first and second plane, and varying reticles including 5.56/7.62 Horseshoe Dot, HELLFIRE MOA Milling, HELLFIRE FL-6 and the new DWLR6.   

“This award solidifies the TANGO6T as the premier riflescope of the U.S. military as it continues to exceed the highest standards for ruggedization, range, and accuracy throughout testing protocols, and in the field with our soldiers.  We are honored to partner with the U.S. Department of Defense as they continue to modernize their weapons systems and look forward to the continued proliferation of the TANGO6T amongst our fighting forces,” concluded Cohen.

All SIG SAUER TANGO6 riflescopes are designed and assembled in the USA at the state-of-the-art, ISO-certified, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics facility in Wilsonville, Oregon.

New Rite in the Rain Targets For Zeroing MOA and Metric

TACOMA, WA – November 5, 2020 – Rite in the Rain® is proud to announce two new zeroing targets, Target product numbers: #9129 (MOA) and #9130 (MIL).

Both targets are produced on proprietary Rite in the Rain® cardstock paper, removing any concern of targets falling apart under adverse weather conditions. In addition, the targets present clean bullet holes for ease of analyzing shot groups or scoring targets.

Rite in the Rain® Product #9129 (NSN 6920-01-660-0348), is an improved A8 Target, based on the original US Army A8 featured in Training Circular (TC) 3-22.9. Designed to make subtle, yet substantive improvements to an already superior design. The improvements are functional and aesthetic. The # 9129 target design is subdued to present a cleaner target presentation for shooters, proving a better focus on the center of visible mass and providing a more useable scoring target for short range marksmanship training. The zeroing adjustment grid is upgraded, using true minute of angle (MOA) in place of shooter MOA. This allows greater fidelity in making sight adjustments. #9129 offers a more precise zero, with less time and ammunition expended. The final improvement is the addition of directional arrows, to show sight correction directions.

Rite in the Rain® Product #9130, eliminates the need for Soldiers to calculate their mean point of impact (MPI), adjustment in MOA, and conversion into mils. The .1 mil grid is designed to facilitate zeroing aiming devices with adjustments in mils for the following weapons:

-AN/PEQ-15/15A, M-249 Iron Sights

-M145 Machine Gun Optic

-SIG Tango 6 optic used with the M-110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDM-R)

Product #9129 can be ordered by NSN 6920-01-660-0348, through normal supply channels. 

Both Product #9129 and #9130 can also be ordered through GSA advantage or directly from Rite in the Rain® at riteintherain.com.

Produced in collaboration with Canebrake Consulting. Proudly USA Made!

MasterPiece Arms MPA AR9 PCC

Designed specifically for superior reliability and maximum accuracy by competition shooters for all-out performance, the MPA AR9 PCC is still capable of in-home personal defense and other tactical situations.

Comer, Ga. (November 2020) – MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is pleased to introduce the MasterPiece Arms AR9 PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine). Specifically designed for superior reliability and maximum accuracy, the AR9 PCC still retains the familiar handling and controls of the AR platform. This outstanding carbine was designed by competition shooters for maximum performance but is still capable of in-home personal defense and other tactical situations. The AR9 PCC is the first release from MPA’s recent product line acquisition from CK Arms.

The MPA design team has designed the MPA AR9 PCC lower receiver to be compatible with the GLOCK pattern magazines in 9mm. The new 7075 billet-machined aluminum receiver models also accept standard AR accessories like furniture, triggers, charging handles, buttstocks, and optics, and incorporate an integral trigger guard and flared magwell for fast reloading.

The MPA AR9 PCC closed-bolt blowback operating system is soft shooting and reliable with a wide variety of 9mm loads and exhibits flawless feeding with all common pistol bullet profiles, including hollow point and ball ammunition. The AR9 PCC proprietary bolt carrier group with heavy duty claw extractor and plunger ejector is tuned for exceptional reliability and has been optimized in weight for less reciprocating mass, which equals a flatter and softer shooting platform.

During the test and evaluation process, multiple buffers and recoil systems were tested and evaluated. MPA chose the best performing combination that enhanced the shootability of the rifle that puts it a tier above the competition. The AR9 PCC is also an excellent suppressor host with minimal gas blowback and enhanced accuracy over the other designs. Like all of its rifle products, MPA uses 416R SS match-grade button-rifled 1-10” twist 9mm barrels to ensure that the AR9 PCC meets MPA’s stringent quality and accuracy requirements.

MPA AR9 PCC Specifications:
• Billet machined lower from 7075 aluminum
• Caliber specific upper with a flared ejection port
• Hard coat black anodized (type 3) and Cerakoted
• Enhanced magwell for easy magazine loading
• 16” lightweight 416R stainless steel barrel, 1:10 Twist
• Anodized low profile handguard and buffer tube
• Multi-port steel Cerakoted compensator
• Optimized buffer and recoil system
• Machined aluminum S2 Grip
• Match grade accuracy
• Suppressor ready
• ½-36 TPI muzzle threads
• Competition ready
• Adjustable buttstock
• GLOCK style 17 round Magpul magazine included (PMAG17 GL9)
• Rifle Weight 6.25 lbs.
• Available in black, blue, red, and green
• MPA Lifetime Warranty
• MSRP $1,499.99

MPA makes every effort to get the product to the customer as quickly as possible. These are hand-built precision instruments and not production components. To see MPA’s latest delivery and lead times for all Bolt Action Rifles and Chassis, visit masterpiecearms.com/bolt-action-rifle-and-chassis-current-delivery-times.

For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of rifles, chassis systems, and accessories, visit www.masterpiecearms.com.

Shield Sights Next Gen RMS2

For Immediate Release – Dorset, England, U.K. – Shield Sights, Pioneer of compact micro red dot optics is pleased to present the newest edition of Refex Mini Sight, the RMS2.

Building on the foundation of the original RMS, that was designed for competitive shooters, the RMS2 brings features that increase performance for the defensive carry, shooting enthusiasts, and competitors alike. The Shield RMS2 features a strengthened lens housing and updated electronics with improved battery contacts to further enhance reliability under all conditions. The same glass coated polymer lens continues to provide a good balance of being shatterproof while remaining more scratch resistant than an all polymer lens option. Customers have the option to upgrade to an all glass lens if maximum scratch resistance is required.  

The RMS2 has been designed without a battery draw to further strengthen the housing and remove any additional failure points in an EDC product. Shields superior footprint includes four location posts and two screws to ensure a consistent and secure interface to hold the sight in place. This system has been proven to be extremely repeatable when sights are removed to renew batteries and when combined with a long battery life has removed the need for the side access battery drawer.

“The explosive growth in the RDS market for concealed carry and general range use has presented new variables that we were eager to consider in the design of the RMS2,” said James White, CEO Shield Sights. “The advancements in technology and additional research in the field has given us the ability to design and deliver an overall better product for the majority of RDS shooters out there”

RMS2 Features:
– Shield footprint
– Glass coated polymer lens (can be upgrade to all Glass)
– Strengthened lens housing
– Updated electronics
– 4 MOA and 8 MOA dot options
– 1-3 year battery life

1791 Gunleather Holsters for Optic-Ready Glock G43x and G48

Miami, FL – Optic ready firearms are not a new concept and manufactures today continue to expand existing models as well as bring out several new firearms that are optic capable as well as OEM equipped. There is a major shortage in quality holsters that perform at the highest standard for today’s variety of optic ready firearms. At 1791 Gunleather we identified that shortage and challenged it head on with now over 20 holsters that fit over 100 models of optic ready firearms. We are excited to introduce 2 more optic ready holsters for the popular Glock G43x and G48.

Glock first introduced the slimline G43x and G48 in July of 2019. Since then the slimline frame and 10-round capacity firearms have become incredibly popular with shooters of all shapes, sizes, and skill levels. Now, Glock has introduced a new feature to these two popular models, a Micro Optic System (MOS) configuration, and 1791 Gunleather has holsters ready for the new versions of these sidearms.

“We will continue to create new designs and modify existing models to meet the needs of armed America,” said Alex Toussieh, COO of 1791 Gunleather. “Leather is a very obliging material and our leather working artisans are the best in the world.”

The new design is a great feature for the two, already popular, firearm models. Many shooters have come to love the MOS-style optics for self-defense and other close-quarters shooting scenarios. The quick target acquisition and improved shooter accuracy are benefits that shooters of all skillsets can enjoy. With 1791 Gunleather, users of these new models have premium quality holster options offering the perfect blend of comfort and functionality.

For more information on holsters for the new optic-ready G43x and G48, visit www.1791gunleather.com.