Sunday, August 15, 2010

620V/Millenium Adaptor

Finally some breathing room in my schedule and a new product ready to release into the wild.  We have gotten a great number of requests for a bracket to offset the Millennium series lights.  I personally would prefer a smaller, more efficient light such as the Scout but I know there are a ton of them in service with the military and civilian shooters.  With the release of the 620V light (Scout with dual-output head) I had to get something going because Surefire decided to change the mounting footprint to use their huge (and crap) throw-lever mount.

I first tried to extend the standard Scout Mount out to accommodate the Millennium footprint.  Worked like a champ, except you get head clearance issues with rails, sights, etc.  A much simpler solution was to make a bracket to bolt directly to the Scout Mount, and bolt on the Millennium/620V light.  Easy day, and you can retrofit a Scout no problem.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mounts in stock, website updated

After a hectic couple of weeks at the day job, all of the mounts are back in stock and available for order on the site.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Atlas Bipod

The bipod is one of the most important pieces of equipment a precision shooter uses. Harris Bipods have served well for a long time, and are the standard bipod for military and police. They are affordable, available, and fairly sturdy. I was in Iraq in 2007 and came across the Atlas Bipod on the rifles of another unit. It's one of those products that after seeing one you will never be able to go back to the old stuff. The Atlas is lighter than comparable Harris models, uses superior materials, is considerably less bulky, and is much more adaptable to a variety of shooting conditions.

The Atlas has a number of unique features. First and foremost, it is built around a specially built, CNC machined ball joint. This allows tracking targets while they are moving vertically as well as horizontally. This alone is worth the price of admission, whether you are tracking single targets moving perpendicular to your line of fire or engaging targets in array. Another feature of this ball joint is a built in preload of cant for loading the rifle onto the bipod. Should you wish to add 3” extenders or different feet (claws, skis, buttons) you need only to push a detent in and swap them out using a bullet tip. Adjusting length is a simple matter of pulling a slip ring and sliding the legs out, while deploying the legs take just pulling down and moving them to the desired notch Too easy.

The fact that the Atlas has no exposed springs that slap open is also a big plus. The Atlas can lock out straight to the front or 90 degrees straight down similar to Harris. The similarities end there, with the Atlas affording the opportunity to lock at 45 degrees for a lower profile and straight to the rear as well. This is useful for shooting positions in a dynamic environment where dropping bags is impractical but the standard Harris would be too tall if deployed. The option to lock to the rear is especially useful on shorter rifles (SR25 EMC, SCAR-H, SPR, shortened bolt guns) as you can move the bipod to it's proper forward position and it not stick past the muzzle.

The version pictured takes the Larue LT171 mount, which is my favorite option. There is also a version that use a standard clamp-and-screw arrangement if you do not need the option of rapid installation or removal. A version with an ARMS 17S already installed is available, but we all know the deal with ARMS. You wouldn't mount a Schmidt and Bender with duct tape so why mount your bipod with a hunk of pot metal shit?

The Atlas costs $219.00 from Bauer Arms ( with either the plate for the LT171 or the 1913 clamp. I bought mine from them and it was a great experience. Other people sell them to include Botach...stay away from them. It sounds pricey but a comparable equipped modified Harris costs approximately $275 and it still comes with all the Harris issue and none of the Atlas functionality.

Atlas has a new version with a new locking system for the legs offering a much larger range of available positions for the legs as well. Check them out at

Handstop sale

Handstops are on sale!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Handstop

One of my projects is ready to be released into the wild finally.  We have been working on the Low-Pro Handstop for a while but in my absence lately it's taken a couple months to get it refined and out to the masses.  I wish it was cheaper, but all the 3D machining drove the cost a little higher than anticipated.  This item is pretty special to me because it was designed and built for my personal use but it turned out so well we made more.  I am pretty excited about it to say the least.

I have used two handstops in the past (KAC and Gear Sector), as well as a one day trial of the AFG from Magpul.  They all worked pretty well and were very high quality pieces, but there were a couple issues I wished I could tweak with each one.  I felt the KAC one had too shallow of a curvature on the face.  The Gear Sector version mated up well to rail panels and was small and light but the actual "stop" portion was too short for me.  With both of them if I pulled hard enough my hand would slide over them.  I think when you pull back against the stop it needs to be long enough to engage bone, not just the meaty part of your palm.  The AFG was just huge, and I couldn't get behind it due to compatibility issues with my light and laser.

I got an idea when Josh at Grey Group bought a 7.5" upper and it came with an Ergo handstop.  It was huge and hooked towards the front.  But man, did it give you some grip.  I wanted something with less of a footprint as well, taking up less rail space.

So, we made a tiny handstop that curved towards the front.  No slippage, minimum footprint, the usual aluminum construction and anodized finish.  It's very well dehorned and can be run reversed if the curvature is not to your liking.  Enjoy.

Now in stock at and  We should have some more dealers on-line as soon as time allows as well.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

D-Day Remembered

On this day in 1944, Allied Forces stormed the beaches of France to retake Fortress Europe from Hitler's Third Reich.  Rarely in current conflicts have troops faced such a daunting task as climbing the cliffs at Point Du Hoc to knock out artillery which could spell defeat for your guys down on beach, or running over open beach at a MG bunker spitting MG fire at your landing craft.  All of this after three or four years away from home.

Whenever you feel like life is hard, think back to those guys and realize we have it pretty easy.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

3 More Weeks

I will be back in touch on the 30th of May, a little sooner than I thought.  Sorry for all the missed calls and e-mails, work is what it is...and right now that's 24/7.

We will be back in June with a ton of new stuff, ample stock, and of course more T-Shirts.