5.56 Timeline

Noveske Taking Marketing Tips From Highpoint?

In the current fad of exploitation gun marketing pioneered by PSA, Noveske has now apparently tried their hand at appealing to youths.Or anyone with an ironic sense of humor I suppose. Not to be outdone by the “yeet canon” produced by America’s most respected gun maker, Noveske now gives us the “ghetto blaster”.


Their new pistol AR offering I am sure will sell well to the Noveske devotees. What do you get for your $2,550.00 yankee green backs?


     Length– 7.94” 5.56 or 300BLK with 1/7 twist 

     Gas Block– Lo-Pro, .750, pinned to barrel

     Barrel Extension w/extended feed ramps

     Flash Hider-Q Cherry Bomb Muzzle Brake

Upper Receiver

     Model– Gen 4 precision machined billet receiver from 7075-T6 w/extended feed ramps featuring anti-rotation interface with handguard

     Finish– Hardcoat type III anodizing, with Cerakote ceramic coating (Armor Black, Sniper Gray, or Bazooka Green) 

     Charging Handle– Noveske Marked Geissele Super Badass Charging Handle 

     Q Bolt & Carrier Group

Lower Receiver

     Model– Gen 4 precision machined billet receiver from 7075-T6 featuring ambidextrous controls  Ambi bolt release, Norgon Ambi magazine release, and Ambi 60 degree STS safety selector

     Finish– Hardcoat type III anodizing, with Cerakote ceramic coating (Armor Black, Sniper Gray, or Bazooka Green) 

     Trigger– Geissele SD-E

Handguard (options)

 NHR-7” (Keymod or M-LOK) Free Floating Handguard


Stock-Q PDW Pistol Brace

    Grip- Magpul K2


  Magpul MBUS Pro Folding Sights

     One 30 Rnd. Magazine

Yeah, I’m not its market, Never have liked or cared about anything Noveske makes. They never impressed me personally. But to each their own. I’m sure it will work fine, and it has some nice features. But if you think this is the ultimate solution to some gap in your battery then it’s your lucky day. It even comes in 300Blk Out! ( AKA 300whisper, AKA 7.62×39 slightly improved, AKA 30-30WCF with match bullets)

Take Down AR Pistol & Side Fold Brace

Me old pal recently decided to put together a couple of AR pistols (EVIL!). These things have been popular in the extreme the last few years since the introduction of the brace. I been kinda indifferent on them myself for no particular reason. The idea of a SBR carbine without the governments heavy had does hold some appeal though.

He didn’t just slap a brace on a pistol lower and normal SBR upper. He went all the way with the idea.

As you can see, the pistol uses the popular brace that allows adjustment for length on a mil spec receiver extension ( or “buffer tube”) with the Law Tactical side folding adapter. which so far has really impressed me. The barrel, gas tube and rail attach via a Pantheon Arms set up. The barrel and rail insert then rotates to lock into place.

Law Tactical side folder in open position

Above you can see the Pantheon Arms take down barrel attachment system. If you want a take down AR it’s a pretty slick set up. No tools required and it can be done in a few seconds.

Like I said earlier, the brace is full adjustable for length of..arm. The lever locks it in place and it has a QD sling swivel socket.

Once taken apart, the pistol and the Magpul 60 round drum will fit inside ths 5.11 bag below.

It’s a compact set up.

Glock Perfection, Perfected?

Like many Glock owners I know, I had stopped at “Generation 3” of perfection. I had a Gen 4 Glock 17 for a short time. Had a few qualms with it, so I stuck with gen 3.

Until a couple of weeks ago, then I picked up a G19.5 MOS. Perfection sure has changed over the years.

The Gen 1 , 2, and some Gen 3 Glock pistols had a notch cut in the front bottom of the grip. This was to aid in pulling a magazine out of the pistol. The first Glock magazines were designed not to fall free from the gun. This notch is not very popular in the US. My self and others have gotten blisters on our pinky fingers from shooting a good bit of older Glocks with this notch. Much to many dismay, that notch came back in the Gen 5 pistol. At least for a while.

The MOS pistols, cut for optics, omitted this cut, and added front slide serrations.

Glock announced on Instagram that they are removing this notch and adding front slide serrations to model G17, G19, and G26.

Link here:

I imagine these earlier Gen 5 pistols with the mag notch and with out the front serrations will be considered a little less desirable than the newer ones. Maybe they will show up on the used market at a discount as people upgrade.