SHOT SHOW Day 3

Day 3 of SHOT SHOW 2009 was spent primarily cruising the landscape for the elusive (I kid) black rifle.  Honestly, the EBR was everywhere at SHOT – the number of tactical rails, widgets, and doo-dads that I saw was truly staggering in its scope.  A brief tour around the evil black rifle world rewarded me with the following gifts.

From SHOT SHOW 2009

Above is the Crimson Trace vertical foregrip for rifles (and shotguns) equipped with a tactical rail. The grip comes integrated with both the ubiquitous laser as well as an extremely bright light. The light and laser can be set to either pulse or steady. The light itself has an output rating of 150 lumens in one mode, and 200 lumens in another mode.

From SHOT SHOW 2009

From our “friends” at HK, here is a wall of guns that you can’t have, except for the one at the very bottom which isn’t nearly as cool as the rest of them. Because you suck, and they hate you. However, they do hate us a little less, as they actually had the new HK 416 and HK 417 on display.

From SHOT SHOW 2009

While not actually a rifle, the Sig 556 Pistol is actually pretty neat. Every time I see a .223 pistol, all I can think is “SBR…daddy wants an SBR” (short barreled rifle). I’d love to take one of these, fill out the requisite paper work so I don’t go to jail, and throw a shoulder stock on it. Then I’d use it for 3 gun or something fun.

From SHOT SHOW 2009

Over at the High-Standard booth, they had their new 9mm carbine on display – made on an FN lower, the gun will carry a retail price of around $1000, and should be available soon. I like pistol caliber carbines, and I like 9mm carbines a lot. The 9mm round when fired from a carbine gets a significant boost in terminal performance. The High-Standard gun has 11.5 inches of barrel, with about 5 inches of flash hider to make it not an SBR.

From SHOT SHOW 2009

Rock River had a cool looking display, with a double-sided glass wall rack covered in AR-15s.

From SHOT SHOW 2009

Charles Daley is now making ARs, branding them under the name “Charles Daley defense”. The lowers are from Doublestar. One of their coolest models is their “Magpul” model, which (shockingly) features a bunch of parts from Magpul.

From SHOT SHOW 2009
From SHOT SHOW 2009

I’ll close out the black rifle day with what is probably my favorite gun from SHOT SHOW 2009, which is also oddly neither black, nor a rifle. At the booth for Bul M-5, an Israeli handgun manufacturer (more on them later, actually) they had this wonder of tacticool awesome.

From SHOT SHOW 2009

It appears to be a CZ-75 clone outfitted with an extended, threaded barrel, a shoulder stock, a red dot sight, and a forward handgrip. The only way this could get more tactical would be if you fitted it with the Laserlyte pistol bayonet I mentioned in my Day 1 post. I have a ton more stuff from SHOT, including the 1911 porn, neat products from Charles Daley, Taurus, and much, much more.

2 thoughts on “SHOT SHOW Day 3”

  1. Hopefully that vertical grip on the Bul M-5 won’t come off during firing, like the one on a full-auto Glock in the video on Youtube, where the guy takes a bullet through his hand as a result. I understand that grip was an Israeli grip too.
    I would not trust a grip that merely clamps on. It would have to mechanically interlock with the frame, such it would remain attached even if it loosened up. Metal reinforcement would be a plus to prevent handle separation via breakage too. The idea of an inadvertent, full-auto amputation of my left hand is not appealing.

  2. That Bul-M5 CZ-75 clone with the shoulder stock just screams “you’ll put your eye out.” Unless that stock is farther from the rear of the slide than it looks in the picture I can foresee some painful experiences shooting that thing.

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