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MDT XRS Chassis: Precision Performance

The right chassis on your rifle can make the difference between superior precision and less-than-stellar results. After all, a well-made chassis provides comfort, a user-friendly platform, and stability. MDT understands the importance of your rifle’s chassis, and that’s why they offer their XRS Chassis for the CZ 455. The chassis gives CZ rimfire shooters a solid, high-quality foundation designed to improve results while delivering an ergonomically correct, comfortable system.

The MDT XRS Chassis is designed as a hybrid rifle stock and chassis system for ideal performance. (Photo credit: MDT)

According to the manufacturer, the XRS Chassis is meant for serious shooters looking for the fit and feel of a traditional rifle stock, only with the benefits of a modern precision rifle chassis system. As a hybrid system, the XRS gives them that. This system is constructed from a full-length CNC machined core of 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum for fantastic durability and resistance to wear.

In addition, the chassis has high-strength textured polymer panels that offer additional protection from the elements. The V-block bedding system is made from aluminum and created to ensure excellent fit and function in a way that maximizes the accuracy of the rifle’s action. The XRS also features a replaceable over-molded and textured grip system, for comfort and performance purposes. Both an angled grip and a vertical grip are included in the box so the shooter can choose what they prefer.

mdt xrs chassis in black
The MDT XRS Chassis is available in black. (Photo credit: MDT)

Features of the chassis system include:

  • M-LOK compatible forend, which makes mounting aftermarket accessories to the gun easier.
  • Height-adjustable cheek rest to customize the stock’s fit for a better cheek weld during live fire.
  • Interchangeable vertical and angled grip panels are included to fit the shape of the grip to the shooter’s hand.
  • Integrated barricade stop to create a more stable platform during precision shooting.
  • The buttstock and forend have sling swivel studs mounted to them, making adding a sling simple.
  • AICS magazine compatible
  • Ambidextrous magazine lever to facilitate operation with either hand.
  • Spacers are included to adjust the length of pull according to the shooter’s needs.
  • QD sling mount located on either side of the buttstock for greater sling attachment point options.
  • Available in either black or flat dark earth.
grip inserts
The chassis system comes with two grip inserts to adjust the angle of the grip to the shooter’s needs. (Photo credit: MDT)

MDT designed this chassis system to be compatible with the CZ 455. It provides a stable, well-made foundation to improve accuracy. You bring the shooting skills, the chassis will help with the rest. The XRS itself weighs in at 3 pounds, 9 ounces, and has a length of pull between 13.25 inches and 15 inches depending on the use of spacers. With a forend length of 12 inches, that puts the overall length of the chassis between 25.25 inches and 27 inches. From its CNC machining to its V-block bedding system, this chassis is built for precision performance.

black chassis system
The chassis has an overall weight of 3 pounds, 9 ounces. (Photo credit: MDT)

What do you think of the XRS? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.

MSRP for the MDT XRS Chassis System for the CZ 455 is set at $549.95.

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Viridian E-Series Laser: Cowboys and Aliens Wheel Guns

Lasers might seem to be best left to the realm of semi-auto shooters, but they have uses on revolvers, too. Viridian understands this, which is why they offer lasers like the E-Series for the Heritage 22. The fact that there’s no accessory rail is just fine thanks to the company’s trigger-guard-mounted technology. After all, point of aim and point of impact matter on revolvers, too.

The Viridian E-Series laser is model specific, and this one’s made for the Heritage 22 LR revolver. (Photo credit: Viridian)

The E-series line is perhaps Viridian’s most iconic laser sight, and it’s not just for semi-autos. This specific model is designed to fit the Rough Rider revolvers from Heritage. The use of a laser is well worth considering for your daily carry, and according to the manufacturer, this is the most powerful laser legally available on the market. This laser is made to deliver superior precision and fantastic visibility, so shooters can be confident in their aim.

What makes this laser great is the unique design that makes it easily fit onto the revolver’s trigger guard. Viridian created it to hold up to tough conditions and last quite a while, thanks to 6 or more hours of battery life. This model of laser features an ambidextrous on/off switch that also has a 5 min auto shut-off. It can be quickly mounted to the revolver using the tools included in the package. This laser is adjustable for windage and elevation, so the shooter can zero it on target as needed.

22lr revolver
The Heritage 22, which the laser is designed for, is chambered for either 22 LR or 22 Magnum. (Photo credit: Heritage)

As for the gun itself, the Heritage .22 Single-Action Revolver is made with a secure cylinder lock-up and is chambered for either .22LR and .22 Magnum cartridges. It’s a versatile option for plinking or shooting pests and varmints.

This E-series red laser is backed by Viridian’s excellent 7-year warranty. And, of course, it’s custom designed to fit the Heritage .22 Single-Action Revolver.

viridian e-series red laser
The laser can be seen here in contrast to the revolver. It fits over the trigger guard with no need for an accessory rail. (Photo credit: Viridian)

Viridian President and CEO, Brian Hedeen said, “We’re bringing the thrill of the Heritage .22 to the next level with the Red E SERIES™ laser sight. Combining the old-fashioned feel of a revolver, with the most powerful red laser legally available, is a gamechanger and enhances the user experience. This has been a long time coming, we are proud of just how much fun our accessory adds.”

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The Viridian E-series also has models available for semi-automatic handguns. (Photo credit: Viridian)

In addition to the E-series red laser for the Heritage 22, Viridian makes a number of lasers for semi-automatic handguns. So whether you have a revolver or a semi-auto, there’s a laser in their lineup for you. Don’t allow yourself to be limited by your revolver’s lack of an accessory rail. Get an E-series laser from Viridian that mounts directly to the trigger guard, and up your accuracy game.

MSRP for the Viridian E-Series red laser is set at $99.00.

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Timney Triggers HK MP5 2-Stage Trigger

Just when you thought your HK MP5 couldn’t get any better, Timney Triggers HK MP5 2-stage drop-in trigger enters the room. Ready to go out of the box, without the need to use a gunsmith, the factory-set trigger is a quick way to upgrade the MP5 to the next level of accuracy—the Timney level of accuracy.

With over 70 years of trigger building experience, Timney’s HK MP5 semi-automatic 2-stage replacement trigger has been expertly designed and precision machined from premium materials, according to the company. The 2-stage trigger is composed of a trigger housing made of 6061 T6 aluminum with black anodizing and is built to be weather- and corrosion-resistant. The trigger shoe and disconnector are machined from billet A2 tool steel while the hammer is constructed of S7 tool steel, and both components are heat treated for durability and maximum lubricity.

Timney Triggers, known for its prowess in the market, has a 2-stage drop-in HK MP5 semi-auto trigger grouping.

The Timney HK MP5 2 lb. first stage and 2 lb. second stage straight aluminum blade trigger is hand-assembled, tested, and calibrated before leaving the factory to help ensure accuracy straight out of the box. With special coatings present in the assembly, NP3 for the hammer, and carbo-nitride for the shoe and disconnector, the trigger is said to have an effortlessly smooth feel.

Requiring no gunsmithing for installation, the HK MP5 Semi-Automatic Two-Stage trigger uses the existing rifle ejector lever, ejector spring, and ejector axis pin. The trigger is compatible with the HK 91/93 and 94 type firearms and their clones, SEF/Semi-Auto trigger packs, and corresponding safety selector levers. The trigger is not compatible with the Ambi/Navy/FBI trigger packs, nor the .22 clones since their internal components are different.

Back angle of Timney HK MP5 trigger
Manufactured from various premium materials, the Timney HK MP5 two-stage trigger is easy to install and is a quick way to upgrade the HK MP5 trigger. [Photo credit: Timney Triggers]

As with all Timney products, the HK MP5 Two-Stage Semi-automatic replacement trigger comes with a lifetime warranty and is wholly made in the USA. The HK MP5 two-stage replacement trigger has a retail price tag of $379.99.

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Comfortable Carry for Large Frame Pistol

Galco is expanding the High Ready chest holster system offerings to include options for the Sig P320-XTEN. The High Ready chest holster system is one of Galco’s torso-worn hunting and outdoor holster products.

Galco has expanded its offerings with the High Ready Chest Holster, including an option for the Sig P320-XTEN pistol with or without a red dot attached. [Photo credit: Galco]

According to Galco, the High Ready holster is perfect for carrying a large-frame pistol comfortably, whether you are hunting, fishing, hiking, or camping. The torso-worn holster keeps the pistol positioned away from the waistline and allows the user to carry a rifle on either shoulder without interference. This design comes in handy when it is beneficial when riding a horse or an ATV or having to forge any water, keeping the gun up and away from debris.

Galco attributes the comfort of the High Ready holster to its three major design features. The first feature that lends to comfort is the innovative backing plate that is made from ballistic nylon and Galco’s own Comfort Cloth, which is a mesh that allows for padding and is moisture-wicking.

Key features of the High Ready chest holster include:

  • Hybrid Kydex/nylon construction
  • Ballistic nylon front over closed-cell foam
  • Comfort Cloth lining on the back provides padding and moisture wicking
  • Rigid Kydex holster pocket for a fast draw and easy holstering
  • Chest-style cross-draw carry
  • Comfortable 2″ shoulder and torso straps
  • Three secure metal side-release buckles
  • Fits chests to 58″

The harness construction is the second item that adds to the comfort, with three independent attachment points that allow the holster to pivot maximizing movement. The three secure metal side-release buckles attach the holster to the harness straps at the pivot points. The rigid, open-topped Kydex holster pocket offers full slide coverage and allows for a fast draw and holstering of the carry gun.

Galco High Ready Chest holster on grey
Galco states the High Ready Chest Holster is very comfortable to wear and attributes the comfort to the design including wide straps to distribute the weight of the pistol, the moisture wicking material, and the three pivot and attachment points. [Photo credit: Galco]

The last key feature, according to Galco, that makes the High Ready chest holster so comfortable is the 2” wide tubular webbing harness straps that help distribute the weight of the pistol. The shoulder strap can be placed on either shoulder with the second strap goes around the torso for highly effective weight distribution.

The Galco High Ready chest holster for the Sig P320-XTEN is available in black and has a retail price of $169.

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Streamlight Protac 2.0 Headlamp: Hands Free Lighting

There are countless situations in which you need some light shed on whatever you’re doing but don’t have the free hands to hang onto a flashlight. That’s where headlamps come in, and it’s also where we mention that not all headlamps perform at the same level. The Streamlight Protac 2.0 Headlamp is designed to be reliable and durable for tactical applications but can be used anytime you need some extra light. It’s comfortable to wear, easy to control, and has a long-running battery life. If you need a headlamp, this is one to check out.

The ProTac 2.0 Headlamp is 4.92 inches wide and 2.56 inches deep with a head diameter of 1.46 inches. It weighs 10.48 ounces with the included SL-B50 rechargeable battery. (Photo credit: Streamlight)

Streamlight provides information regarding their Protac 2.0 Headlamp:

…[T]he 2,000-lumen ProTac 2.0 Headlam [is] a high-performance rechargeable headlamp that also offers long run times. The headlamp is powered by the new Streamlight SL-B50 battery pack that charges directly via an integrated USB-C port.

The ProTac 2.0 Headlamp uses the SL-B50 Streamlight proprietary 4,900mAh protected Lithium-Ion USB rechargeable battery, accessed by the light’s sliding sleeve. The battery is keyed to ensure proper alignment of the charging port, and features LED status lights to indicate charging status, including red for charging and green for fully charged. An integrated safety circuit protects the battery from accidental overcharge or discharge.

streamlight headlamp being charged
The headlamp can be charged without disassembling the parts beforehand. (Photo credit: Streamlight)

The manufacturer further explains:

The new light offers the latest LED technology for extreme brightness and provides three operating modes – High, Medium and Low. On High, it delivers 2,000 lumens and 14,500 candela; on the Medium setting, it provides 650 lumens and 4,200 candela and on Low, it offers 110 lumens and 750 candela. Run times range from 25 hours on low to 2.25 hours on high.

The ProTac 2.0 Headlamp features a multi-function, push-button switch which permits one-handed operation of the light’s momentary and constant on modes. Its TEN-TAP programmable switch allows for user selection of three different programs: high/medium/low (factory default); high only; or low/high.

Streamlight Chief Revenue Officer Michael F. Dineen added:

The…headlamp provides super bright light, along with the ease and convenience of recharging the new SL-B50 battery pack either inside or outside of the light via a USB-C charge cord. With 2,000 lumens of brightness and long run times, it’s a great choice for first responders, outdoor enthusiasts and industrial professionals alike.

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The headlamp is adjustable and comfortable to wear. The light features TEN-TAP programming which allows for the selection of 3 different operating programs. (Photo credit: Streamlight)

Features

  • Uses one (1) Streamlight SL-B50 protected Li-Ion USB-rechargeable battery pack (included)
  • Features TEN-TAP programming—Choice of three user-selectable programs:3
    1) high/medium/low  2) high only  3) low/high
    • High: 2,000 lumens; 241 m beam; runs 2.25 hours
    • Medium: 650 lumens; 130 m beam; runs 4.5 hours
    • Low: 110 lumens; 55 m beam; runs 25 hours
  • IP64-rated; dust-tight and water-resistant to 2 meters; 2-meter impact resistance tested
  • 6000 series machined aircraft aluminum with Type II MIL-Spec anodized finish
  • 4.92 in (12.5 cm)
  • 10.48 oz (297 g) with one (1) SL-B50 battery
  • Includes USB-C cord and rubber and elastic head straps
  • Available in black
  • Limited lifetime warranty

MSRP for the Streamlight Protac 2.0 Headlamp is set at $195.00.

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Holosun EPS and EPS Carry: Versatility in Optics

Red dot sights are a fantastic tool for rapid target acquisition, a broader field of view, and versatility. Whether you’re using your gun for self-defense or going hunting, mounting a red dot sight to it will serve you well. The Holosun EPS and EPS Carry line of red and green dot sights is designed with tactical applications in mind, but it can handle whatever you need it to do. These sights are well made with attention to detail and boast a variety of features to make them user-friendly and solid performers.

While the EPS and EPS Carry optics are essentially the same, their dimensions are only marginally different. (Photo credit: Holosun)

Holosun provides details on their red dot sights:

Utilizing range and carry pistols often means having two different optics that need to be trained on extensively. No one can expect to wield a concealed carry pistol the same way as a full-size pistol on the range, let alone utilize the same or similar optic. This can often frustrate shooters who engage in competition and conceal carry. Holosun has sorted out some of these difficulties with the EPS (Enclosed Pistol Sight) and EPS Carry pistol reflex optics.

While the EPS and EPS Carry optics are essentially the same, their dimensions are only marginally different. Coming in a 7075-aluminum black anodized housing at 1.4 oz with a 0.90 x 0.63 window size, the EPS is a full-size pistol reflex sight. The EPS features the lowest deck height, which allows a user to employ standard height iron sights and/or the reflex sight. Even though they are similar, the EPS Carry utilizes the same 7075-aluminum black anodized housing design while weighing 1.23 oz and employing a 0.77 x 0.58 window. The EPS Carry is designed for use with carrying or compact pistols.

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The EPS red dot sights are offered in either red or green. (Photo credit: Holosun)

The manufacturer went on to add:

Both variations are available with a green (540nm) LED with either a 2MOA or 6MOA dot reticle or Holosun’s Multi-Reticle System: 32MOA Circle w/ 2MOA Dot, 2MOA Dot only, or 32MOA circle only. As with all the reflex sights, the EPS/EPS Carry is parallax-free with unlimited eye relief in an aspheric glass lens. Each contains a CR1620 battery providing up to 50,000 hours of continuous use. There are eight daylight and four night vision-compatible brightness intensity settings. Essential for a carry pistol, both options possess Shake Awake technology with last setting recall paired with Holosun’s Solar Failsafe.

Both versions are IPX8 certified water and dust-proof. The reticle has a travel range of +/- 30 MOA, and each windage or elevation adjustment is 1.5 MOA per click. All EPS models utilize the Holosun “K” series footprint to make fitment straightforward.

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The EPS Carry Red MRS features 2 MOA dot & 32 MOA Circle, 7075 T6 aluminum housing and what the company states is their lowest deck height, facilitating use with standard height iron sights on many pistol models. (Photo credit: Holosun)

Holosun EPS Carry Features

  • 2 MOA Dot & 32 MOA Circle
  • Up to 50,000 Hours of Battery Life
  • Parallax-free & Unlimited Eye Relief
  • Aspherical Glass Lens with Zero Distortion
  • Shake Awake Technology with Last Setting Recall
  • 7075 T6 Aluminum Housing
  • Solar Failsafe
  • IPX8 Certified Waterproof
  • Holosun “K” series footprint
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The EPS Green 6 features 6 MOA dot, 7075 T6 aluminum housing and Holosun’s lowest deck height, facilitating use with standard height iron sights on many pistol models. (Photo credit: Holosun)

MSRP for the EPS line of red dot sights varies from  $435.28 – 458.81 (Red – Green).

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Snakestaff Systems ETQ: Daily First Aid Carry

It’s true. Statistically, you’re more likely to need first aid tools such as a tourniquet far more often than your firearm. So if you carry a gun, are you also carrying an IFAK or, at least, a tourniquet? Snakestaff Systems ETQ (Everyday Carry Tourniquet) is made for daily carry and portability while remaining useful. There’s no excuse for not having a TQ on hand.

The Snakestaff Systems ETQ is 65 percent smaller than standard tourniquets. Seen here alongside a SIG P365 for size comparison. (Photo credit: Snakestaff Systems)

Snakestaff Systems provides details of their compact TQ:

It fits in most 9mm pistol magazine carriers, in just about any pocket, or even on a keychain.

Responsible citizens are statistically more likely to use a tourniquet than their everyday carry pistol; however, very few people carry a tourniquet. Most tourniquets are large and bulky, making them difficult or uncomfortable to carry on your person. We set out to fix that problem without sacrificing reliability.

The ETQ is packed with innovative features that solve common issues. Occasionally, tourniquet windlasses become displaced during emergency transportation. On the ETQ, a carabiner gate locks in the windlass making the tourniquet more secure. The ETQ also includes a chemlight that automatically snaps and activates when applied—a feature that helps first responders locate an injury in low light. Lastly, the ETQ’s windlass is extremely rigid and textured for positive retention and grip, even when coated in blood.

In our research, we found many civilians don’t know the proper way to apply a tourniquet. The ETQ has simple instructions printed on the product, along with a QR code that navigates the user to an easy-to-understand video tutorial. This video can successfully guide someone with zero medical experience through emergency tourniquet application.

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The ETQ measures 37.5” long by 1” wide. (Photo credit: Snakestaff Systems)

Features of the ETQ include:

Carabiner windlass lock: Windlasses that are bumped and unwind in transport have proven deadly. Our patent-pending locking carabiner gate holds the windlass securely in place.

Textured Windlass: If you’re using a TQ, there will be slippery blood . . . a lot of it. Our textured windlass helps you get a grip in a life and death situation.

Chemlight: The included chemlight breaks upon application so first responders can see where TQ is applied at night.

Instructions: Simplified instructions are printed right on the TQ for those that don’t have medical experience or are in shock

Heavy-duty construction: Our product is manufactured in the U.S.A. with the utmost quality materials, making it durable and long lasting. In addition to our exhaustive testing in extreme conditions, we ran over the ETQ with a 6,500 pound dually and then immediately applied it and it still performed perfectly.

Water repellent: Unlike other TQ’s, the ETQ absorbs a minimal amount of water or sweat.

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The tourniquet has a carabiner windlass lock. (Photo credit: Snakestaff Systems)

This tourniquet is 37.5 inches long and 1 inch wide. It’s designed to be a super compact version of many widely available tourniquets, making it easier to carry on a daily basis, especially since all you really need to do is drop it in your pocket. There is even a chem light feature that activates when the tourniquet is applied, making it more visible to medics in low light or no light situations. A patent-pending carabiner windlass lock helps keep the windlass in place after application.

tourniquet next to magazine from handgun
According to the manufacturer, the tourniquet is the same approximate size as a Glock 19 magazine. (Photo credit: Snakestaff Systems)

Will this compact TQ find its way into your daily carry kit? Share your thoughts in the comments.

MSRP for the Snakestaff Systems ETQ is set at $32.00.

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Streamlight TLR-8 Sub: High Performance Lighting

It’s a good idea to have a quality weapon-mounted light on your handgun. Of course, they’re not all created equally. The Streamlight TLR-8 Sub and TLR-8 G Sub aren’t just lights, they’re lasers, and they’re designed with self-defense in mind. Having a good light and laser combo is a must, and the team at Streamlight has you covered.

The rail clamp system of the Streamlight TLR-8 Sub securely attaches/detaches quickly and safely with no tools and without putting your hands in front of the muzzle. (Photo credit: Streamlight)

Streamlight provides details of the lights:

…[T]he ultra-compact and low profile TLR-8 sub, a 500-lumen weapon-mounted tactical light with red laser, and the TLR-8 G sub with green laser. Designed for use with railed subcompact weapons, both are available to fit select GLOCK, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory and many 1913 short railed subcompact handguns.

Each of the new lights is available in four different models to fit the GLOCK 43X MOS/48 MOS and the GLOCK 43X Rail/48 Rail; the SIG SAUER P365 and P365 XL; the Springfield Armory Hellcat; and select 1913 short railed subcompact handguns including the Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0, Beretta Px4 Storm, Springfield Armory XD-E, Springfield Armory XD-S and Heckler & Koch HK45.

The TLR-8 sub and TLR-8 G sub feature an LED that delivers 5,000 candela and 500 lumens over a beam distance of 141 meters. The lights’ custom TIR optic produces a concentrated beam that provides both extensive range as well as optimized peripheral coverage. Both lights offer three lighting modes – LED only and LED/Laser combined, each with a run time of 1.5 hours, and Laser only with a run time of 60 hours (red) and 11 hours (green). Both are energized by a single 3-volt CR123A lithium battery.

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The TLR-8 sub and TLR-8 G sub feature an LED that delivers 5,000 candela and 500 lumens over a beam distance of 141 meters. The lights include a safe-off feature, locking them so they cannot be turned on accidentally. (Photo credit: Streamlight)

Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah said”

The TLR-8 sub and the TLR-8 G sub take the popular TLR-7 sub to new levels with the addition, respectively, of an integrated red and green aiming laser, to improve focusing on targets. Like other models in the TLR line, they have a high-power LED that provides extreme brightness for maximizing visibility and targeting capability in personal defense and other tactical situations. And each features interchangeable rear paddle switches that allow you to customize the TLR-8 sub to your shooting style.

Features of the lights include:

  • 500 lumens; 5,000 candela; 141m beam; runs 1.5 hours (LED only or LED/Laser); runs 60 hours (Laser only)
  • User-enabled strobe function
  • Custom optic produces a narrow beam with optimum peripheral illumination
  • Uses one CR123A lithium battery (included)
  • Durable anodized machined aircraft aluminum construction IPX4; water resistant
  • 2.51” (6.38 cm); 2.77 oz (78.53 g)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Rail clamp system securely attaches/detaches quickly and safely with no tools and without putting your hands in front of muzzle
Streamlight TLR-8 for Glock, 1913, Hellcat, and Sig P365
The lights have a user-enabled strobe function and are made for a variety of handguns. (Photo credit: Streamlight)

MSRP for the Streamlight TLR-8 Sub and G Sub are $389.55 and $477.00, respectively.

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MDT XRS CZ 455: Modern Chassis System

The chassis on your rifle matters. It can affect everything from ergonomics to comfort to accuracy, not to mention portability and maneuverability. The MDT XRS CZ 455 chassis system is designed to give users of the CZ 455 platform an edge for versatility and precision through a number of excellent features. If you’re interested in upping your rifle game, read on.

According to the manufacturer, the MDT XRS Chassis System comes with interchangeable vertical and angled grips that can be easily swapped to get your ideal hand placement and trigger pull. (Photo credit: MDT)

MDT provides details of the chassis system:

The MDT XRS Chassis provides shooters with an accurate platform to mount your CZ rimfire action. At its core is the full Aluminum micro-chassis that guarantees a perfect ridged platform. With a variety of accessories, your CZ rimfire rifles can utilize of all the addons we have like the MDT XRS Weight-Compatible Forend, enclosed forend, and our MDT XRS TIMBR kit. It’s a great option for a 22LR match or hunting rifle.

The XRS Chassis is designed for shooters that want the fit and feel of a traditional shaped rifle stock with the benefits of a modern precision rifle chassis system. Each XRS Chassis is constructed from a full-length CNC machined core of 6061 aircraft grade aluminum wearing high strength textured polymer panels for insulation from the elements. The precision aluminum V-block bedding system ensures fit and function to maximize the accuracy of any rifle action. The XRS Chassis features a replaceable over molded and textured grip system, with both an angled grip and a vertical grip included in box.

MDT XRS rifle chassis
The MDT XRS Chassis System features high-strength polymer side panels that are resistant to temperature changes, so you can operate your rifle comfortably no matter what nature throws your way. (Photo credit: MDT)

The manufacturer went on to add:

The XRS Chassis is the most advanced and configurable crossover stock on the market and is the ideal performance upgrade for any factory rifle or foundation for a custom rifle build. Weighing in at 3.9lbs (depending on inlet), the XRS is ideal for both hunting or target rifles. The XRS features adjustable length of pull via spacers from 13.25” to 15+” and a quick adjust cheek piece to adjust for scope height over bore. The XRS accepts standard AICS pattern magazines and has an easy to manipulate ambidextrous magazine latch. The generous 12” long Forend comes with M-LOK slots built in for accessory mounting and attachment of ARCA or picatinny rails.

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Whether it be for competition, hunting, plinking, or just going to the range, customize your chassis with optional accessories such as the MDT XRS Enclosed Forend, and add some weight with the MDT XRS Forend Weight and MDT Buttstock Spacer Weight, and adjust the length of pull with the included buttstock spacer kit. (Photo credit: MDT)

Chassis Features

  • M-LOK compatible forend
  • Adjustable cheek rest
  • Interchangeable vertical and angled grips included
  • Integrated barricade stop
  • Sling swivel stud on buttstock and forend
  • AICS magazine compatible
  • Ambidextrous magazine latch
  • Adjustable length of pull with included spacers
  • QD sling mount on both sides of the buttstock
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The chassis system is designed to be versatile and to improve the overall performance of your rifle as well. (Photo credit: MDT)

MSRP for the MDT XRS CZ 455 chassis system is set at $549.95.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you’ve seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master’s Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.
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Tyrant Designs H&K Magazine Extensions: Upping Capacity

If you have a Heckler and Koch VP9 and want to increase its capacity, the team at Tyrant Designs has you covered. The company’s H&K Magazine Extensions increase capacity by five rounds. Even better, they’re also available for the VP40 and P30. Who doesn’t want another five rounds in their carry gun? We know we do.

The mag extensions are CNC Machined from aerospace-grade aluminum, and according to the manufacturer these magazine plates continue the profile of your H&K VP9 handles, making the ergonomics exactly like factory.

Having five more rounds available in a life-or-death situation could be what saves you. The manufacturer states the extensions form a natural line from the existing magazine for an ergonomically correct, comfortable grip. (Photo credit: Tyrant Designs)

Tyrant Designs provided details and answered a few questions about the magazine extensions:

[These are] the fastest and easiest installing +5 magazine extension for the H&K VP9…the Tyrant Designs CNC H&K VP9 extended magazine base pad. Drop your magazines faster, and grab onto them quicker with our machined aluminum base pads.

Using our proprietary design, add plus 5 rounds to the Heckler & Koch VP9 magazine extension which installs in less than 10 seconds with no tools necessary! CNC Machined from aerospace-grade aluminum our magazine plate continues the profile of your H&K VP9 handles making the ergonomics exactly like factory.

Why do they install so quickly? We use our retention plunger technology that allows the magazine extension to easily slide onto the bottom of your magazine! The entire install happens in 10 seconds or less and with no tools.

Want to take it off? Easy, just push the plunger down and slide the magazine base plate off.

magazine extensions in six colors
The mag extensions are offered in six colors and all are made to the manufacturer’s exacting standards. (Photo credit: Tyrant Designs)

The manufacturer continues:

Why is this the best Magazine Extension? Not only do our H&K base pads install in seconds without tools, but we also designed the mag extension to be a perfect & seamless profile match. With our H&K VP9 magazine extension base pads, you’re not only adding to the magazine capacity and performance but aesthetics and a true custom feel as well.

This product is manufactured in the USA and has a flawless finish. There is no easier and quicker way to add the much-needed capacity to your H&K VP9.

Regarding compatibility, the extensions fit the following H&K 9mm & 40 Smith & Wesson firearm magazines:

  • HK VP9, VP9 Tactical 9mm (15 Round Magazine)
  • HK P30, P30L & P30S 9mm (15 Round Magazine)
  • VP40, VP40 Tactical 40 caliber (13 Round magazine)
  • HK P30, P30L & P30S 40 caliber (13 round magazine)
  • Extensions do not work with 10 round magazines

These are easy to install and fit the general aesthetic of the gun well. By adding one to your Heckler and Koch handgun, you not only get five more rounds, you get an additional finger rest and colorful highlights (if you so choose).

MSRP for the Tyrant Designs H&K Magazine Extensions is set at $39.95.

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