FX19 Patriot LT: Faxon Firearms’ Latest Pistol

Two FX19 Patriot LTs side by side.

Recently, Faxon Firearms expanded its catalog with the release of the FX19 Patriot LT, a sleek addition to its custom pistols. It’s looking like a solid option straight out of the box, being optics-ready and having a few other key features. Let’s take a closer look at what Faxon Firearms has to say about their new creation in their official release.

FX19 Patriot LT on display.

Meet the FX19 Patriot LT by Faxon Firearms: your next step into the world of custom pistols. This 9mm pistol is compact, perfect for concealed carry, and has a style reminiscent of a Glock 19, yet it stands out on its own. The Patriot LT is user-friendly, thanks to its unique slide with serrations that make handling a breeze. Plus, it’s ready for RMR or Holosun optics right out of the box. Its front fiber optic sight is easy to see, and the match-grade stainless steel barrel, crafted in-house, ensures accuracy and dependability. Dive into a new experience with the Patriot LT.

The Patriot LT Model Redefines Precision and Value

Glock 19 Frame from SCT Manufacturing

At the heart of the FX-19 LT series, particularly exemplified in the Patriot model, lies the SCT® Frame, a testament to SCT Manufacturing’s dedication to high-quality and functional firearm design. This frame is more than just a sturdy base for these advanced handguns; it’s a meticulously engineered component that enhances the overall shooting experience.

The SCT Frame’s standout features include custom polished front and rear slide rails. This meticulous polishing reduces friction, allowing for a smoother slide action, crucial for rapid firing and reliable operation. The smooth operation of the slide directly impacts the firearm’s performance, ensuring that each shot is consistent with the last.

Another significant aspect of the SCT Frame is the double undercut trigger guard. This design choice is not just aesthetic but serves a functional purpose. The double undercut improves grip, allowing shooters a higher and more secure hold on the firearm. This enhanced grip is essential for better control and stability, especially in scenarios that demand quick reaction and precision.

Comfort during use is also a key consideration in the SCT Frame design. The double undercut on the trigger guard and the frame’s overall ergonomics reduce shooter fatigue. This is particularly beneficial during extended shooting sessions, whether in a training environment, competitive shooting, or tactical situations.

Incorporating these features, the SCT Manufacturing Frame of the Patriot model stands as a paragon of firearm innovation. Its combination of custom-polished slide rails and a thoughtfully designed trigger guard underscores a commitment to performance and user comfort. 

These design elements ensure that the Patriot is a reliable and robust firearm and provides an enhanced shooting experience, reflecting the meticulous attention to detail for which SCT Manufacturing is known. This makes the SCT Frame a crucial element in the high-quality build of the FX-19 LT series, especially in the Patriot model.

Faxon Firearms FX19s


The slide of the FX-19 LT series, particularly in the Patriot model, represents a fusion of advanced engineering and meticulous craftsmanship. Machined in-house from 416-r Stainless Steel, a material renowned for its strength and corrosion resistance, the slide is built to withstand the demands of both frequent use and extreme conditions. 

This choice of material ensures that the slide maintains its integrity over time and contributes to the overall reliability and longevity of the firearm.

The carefully designed front, rear, and top serrations enhance the functionality of the slide. These enhanced serrations improve grip, facilitating easier and more efficient slide manipulation. This feature is particularly beneficial under high-stress situations or when rapid firing is required, allowing for quick and reliable action.

A key feature of the slide is its optic cut, accommodating popular sights such as the Trijicon RMR or Holosun 507C. 

This optic readiness makes the firearm versatile for various shooting applications and allows for quick and easy customization according to the shooter’s preferences. The machined posts in the optic cuts serve a dual purpose – they assist in precise optic locating and also play a vital role in recoil absorption, contributing to the stability and accuracy of the firearm.

The slide’s durability and aesthetic appeal are further enhanced by the Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Finish. This finish not only gives the slide a sleek and professional appearance but also adds a layer of protection against wear and tear, ensuring that the slide remains resilient even under challenging conditions.

Completing the slide’s design is the fiber-optic front sight, which allows for lower 1/3 co-witnessing with a red dot sight. This sight option enhances visibility and target acquisition speed, making it an excellent feature for competitive shooters and tactical users.

Faxon Match Series Barrel

One of the defining features of the Faxon Match Series Barrel is its patented Flame Fluting design. This unique fluting is visually striking, adding a distinctive aesthetic to the firearm, and serves critical functional purposes. The design significantly reduces the overall weight of the barrel, making the handgun more balanced and easier to handle without sacrificing the barrel’s strength or durability. This aspect is especially beneficial for those who carry their firearm regularly or engage in prolonged shooting sessions.

Furthermore, the Flame Fluting increases the barrel’s surface area, which enhances heat dissipation. This is crucial in maintaining performance and accuracy, as excessive heat from rapid firing can lead to barrel warping and reduced precision. The improved heat management ensures the barrel retains its shape and accuracy even under strenuous use.

The Faxon Match Series Barrel is crafted from 416-R stainless steel, known for its exceptional strength and resistance to corrosion. This choice of material guarantees a long service life and enduring performance, even in challenging environments. The barrel is finished with a QPQ nitride coating to complement its robust construction. This finish gives the barrel a sleek, professional look and adds an extra layer of protection against wear, tear, and environmental elements.

Incorporating the Faxon Match Series Barrel into the FX-19 LT series exemplifies Faxon’s commitment to combining style, functionality, and top-tier engineering. This barrel elevates the shooting experience by offering a blend of aesthetic appeal, lightweight design, and outstanding durability, making it a superb choice for Glock enthusiasts and discerning shooters alike.

This combination of features makes the Patriot Model an embodiment of Faxon’s commitment to excellence in firearm design and functionality.

Getting Into Glock Mag Extensions

Getting Into Glock Mag Extensions

Magazine extensions, particularly Ergonomic Base Pads (EBP), are critical for those looking to improve their Glock’s capacity without compromising performance. These enhancements are essential in scenarios where reloading speed is key, such as competitive shooting or other more serious shooting scenarios.

Balancing The Pros and The Cons

Grip Force on a wood tabletop

The primary goal of a magazine extension is to add ammunition without hindering the pistol’s handling. The best extensions offer additional rounds while preserving the firearm’s balance and ease of use, ensuring that the modification is beneficial, not burdensome.

Ergonomics and Concealability

Ergonomics play a significant role in the effectiveness of a magazine extension. It should offer a secure grip and integrate well with the shooter’s hand, all while maintaining the firearm’s concealability. The right design will feel like a natural part of the pistol, even with the larger mag size.

Magazine extensions like EBP are designed to optimize a Glock’s performance while aligning with the shooter’s preferences and needs. Choosing the right magazine extension, though, involves a thoughtful assessment of capacity and ergonomic design. You should always ensure anything you add to your kit enhances the shooting experience efficiently and comfortably.

An intelligent choice requires considering several factors:

  • Ergonomic Grip vs. Concealability: The extension should provide a better grip without detracting from the weapon’s concealability.
  • Model Compatibility: Check that the extension is suitable for various Glock models for versatility.
  • Build Quality: Opt for materials that promise durability without unnecessary bulk.
  • Reloading Performance: Look for designs that ensure swift and reliable magazine changes, especially under duress.

Enter The GripForce EBP

Grip Force EBP

The GripForce EBP offers Glock enthusiasts a blend of functional enhancements and practical advantages. GripForce EBP offers Glock owners a combination of available enhancements and practical benefits. 

The GripForce increases the magazine capacity by five additional rounds, which can be a significant factor for users requiring more ammunition. The design of the GripForce EBP includes an ergonomic grip surface, which aims to improve the user’s hold and comfort during use.

Capacity and Convenience

GripForce EBP Design diagram

The magazine extension increases the capacity without adding excessive bulk to the firearm, allowing more rounds to be carried discreetly.

Ease of installation is a primary feature of the GripForce EBP, as it is designed to be attached without needing specialized tools or professional gunsmithing. The durability is also one of the major selling points; it also comes with a non-reflective finish, which some users might find suitable. This combination of increased capacity, ergonomic design, and accessible installation positions the GripForce EBP as a significant upgrade for the Glock platform. Certainly, it is a solid option to consider!

GripForce EBPs in holster.

Upgrading Your Glock

Magazine extensions have become an essential consideration for Glock owners seeking additional ammunition capacity beyond what the standard magazine offers. When contemplating such upgrades, it is important to assess how they will affect the firearm’s balance, grip, and ease of carrying, ensuring that the handling qualities of the Glock are maintained or enhanced.


Compatibility is also a key factor; it is vital to ensure that the extension is specifically designed to fit your Glock model to avoid any potential fitting issues. Moreover, the build quality cannot be overlooked—the materials and construction must be robust enough to withstand the demands of regular use without compromising the structural integrity of the weapon.


For those in the market for a magazine extension, a thorough approach is recommended. This includes researching and potentially testing various models to ensure the chosen extension enhances the Glock’s performance without compromising its design.

Faxon Firearms Unveils FX7 Bolt Action Rifles

FX7 Pershing Rifle

Faxon Firearms, known for its commitment to quality in the firearms industry, announced the release of its newest offering, the FX7 Pershing Rifle, over the weekend. This release delves into the intricacies of the FX7 collection, aimed at meeting the diverse needs of precision shooting enthusiasts. Let’s highlight the FX7 Pershing Bolt Action Rifles, available in both .308 Win and 6.5 Creedmoor, and see what they have to say about the release.

Unveiling the FX7 Bolt Action Rifle

For firearms enthusiasts who demand nothing short of excellence, the name Faxon Firearms has long been synonymous with quality, reliability, and unparalleled accuracy. Today we are thrilled to introduce the FX7 line of Bolt Action Products. This groundbreaking collection is poised to make a bold statement in the world of precision shooting.


The FX7 Lineup: Precision Redefined

The FX7 Bolt Action Product line is a testament to Faxon Firearms’ unwavering dedication to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of firearms. This collection includes Precision Rifles, Barreled Actions, Prefit Barrels, and Complete Actions, all meticulously engineered to offer uncompromising accuracy and reliability.

With Faxon’s Lifetime Guarantee, you can trust that these firearms are built to last.


FX7 Pershing Bolt Action Rifle – 22″ .308 Win – M24 Profile

Faxon Bolt Action Rifle

Prepare to unlock unparalleled precision with the FX7 Pershing Rifle chambered in 308 Win, a true masterpiece of engineering and innovation. But this rifle is more than just a firearm; it’s a living testament to Faxon Firearms’ unwavering dedication to excellence.

In the world of long-range shooting, the .308 Winchester cartridge has long been a revered and proven round. With a legacy dating back decades and its trusted service among military snipers, it has solidified its place as a gold standard for precision and accuracy.

Now, let’s get into the features that make the FX7 Pershing, chambered in the legendary .308 Win, a true game-changer in the world of long-range shooting.

Action Specifications

  • 416-R Stainless Steel Action Body: At the heart of the FX7 Pershing lies a 416-R stainless steel action body, known for its durability and corrosion resistance.
  • 4340 Carbon Steel Bolt: The bolt features Faxon’s Original Flame Fluting, a nod to their industry-leading barrels. It’s not just functional; it’s a work of art.
  • ArmorLube™ DLC Coating: Enhancing durability while providing a low-glare finish, the ArmorLube™ DLC coating is the mil-spec for DEVCON, MIL-PRF-32711.
  • 70-Degree Bolt Lift: This feature provides smooth and swift bolt operation, allowing for quicker follow-up shots.
  • 6-Lug Configuration: Arranged in 2 rings of 3, this configuration ensures a secure lockup for consistent accuracy.
  • Integrated 20-MOA Picatinny Rail: Perfect for mounting optics and accessories with precision.
  • Integrated Recoil Lug: Further enhancing accuracy and stability.
  • Straight Interchangeable Bolt Handle: Designed for ease of use and customization.
  • Compatibility: The FX7 Pershing is compatible with AICS and AW magazines, Remington® 700 pattern triggers, and Faxon Firearms FX7 Prefit barrels.
  • M16 Style Extractor and Plunger Style Ejector: Ensuring reliable extraction and ejection.

Faxon Bolt Action Rifle

Barrel Specifications

  • Barrel Material: 416-R Stainless Steel: Known for its exceptional accuracy and longevity.
  • Button Rifled, Honed & Lapped: The barrel’s rifling is precisely crafted for optimal performance.
  • Barrel Caliber: .308 Winchester: A versatile caliber known for its accuracy and availability.
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10: Providing stability for a wide range of bullet weights.
  • Barrel Length: 22″: A balance between maneuverability and long-range accuracy.
  • Barrel Profile: M24: A profile designed for precision shooting.
  • Barrel Finish: Salt Bath Nitride: Enhancing corrosion resistance and longevity.
  • Muzzle Thread: 5/8×24: Ready for your choice of muzzle devices.
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected: Ensuring the highest quality standards.
  • Recessed Target Crown: Protecting the crown for consistent accuracy.

Chassis and Stock

These exceptional rifles find their home in an MDT/Faxon Firearms co-branded rifle chassis, accompanied by an MDT Skeleton stock finished in a grey Cerakote. 

The FX7 Pershing Rifle isn’t just a firearm; it’s an extension of your capabilities, an embodiment of precision, and a symbol of Faxon Firearms’ unwavering pursuit of excellence.

Dimensions and Weight

  • Length: 41 3/4″ (Muzzle to butt stock)
  • Width: 3 1/8″ (From closed bolt handle)
  • Width: 1 3/4″ (The rest of the rifle)
  • Height: 8″ (Bottom of pistol grip to top of pic rail)
  • Weight: 12 lbs

FX7 Pershing Bolt Action Rifle – 24″ 6.5 Creedmoor – M24 Profile

The FX7 Pershing Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor not only extends but elevates the legacy of precision. In the same vein as its .308 Winchester counterpart, it stands as a masterpiece of engineering and innovation, forging new standards for unparalleled accuracy and exceptional durability.

While the .308 Winchester has long been a trusted choice for precision shooting, the 6.5 Creedmoor brings a new level of ballistic performance to the table. Renowned for its flat trajectory, minimal recoil, and outstanding long-range capabilities, the 6.5 Creedmoor has gained widespread acclaim among competitive shooters, hunters, and military snipers.

With the FX7 Pershing now offered in 6.5 Creedmoor, Faxon Firearms invites you to experience a fusion of tradition and innovation. These rifles are crafted to not only meet but exceed the expectations of precision shooters, setting a new benchmark for what can be achieved in the world of long-range firearms.

Action and Barrel Specifications

The 6.5 Creedmoor version shares the same exceptional action specifications as the .308 Win model, featuring the 416-R stainless steel action body, 4340 carbon steel bolt with Original Flame Fluting, ArmorLube™ DLC coating, 70-degree bolt lift, and more.

The barrel, crafted from 416-R stainless steel, offers the same button rifling, honing, and lapping process for unrivaled accuracy. 

With a 1:8 twist rate and a 24″ length, it’s optimized for the 6.5 Creedmoor caliber’s ballistic performance.

FX7 Pershing Rifle

Chassis, Stock, and Dimensions

Just like its counterpart, the 6.5 Creedmoor version finds its home in an MDT/Faxon Firearms co-branded rifle chassis, accompanied by an MDT Skeleton stock finished in a grey Cerakote. 

The dimensions remain similar, with a length of 44″, a width of 3 1/8″ from the closed bolt handle, a width of 1 3/4″ for the rest of the rifle, a height of 8″ from the bottom of the pistol grip to the rail, and a weight of 12.5 lbs.


The FX7 Experience: Unmatched Precision

The FX7 Pershing Rifles in both .308 Win and 6.5 Creedmoor represent the pinnacle of precision engineering in the world of firearms. 

These rifles are more than just tools; they are a testament to Faxon Firearms’ dedication to excellence.

Whether you’re a competitive shooter, a long-range enthusiast, or a hunter in pursuit of perfection, the FX7 Pershing Rifle is your ally. It’s a firearm that doesn’t just meet expectations; it shatters them.

Explore the FX7 Bolt Action Lineup

The FX7 Bolt Action Product line is set to launch on October 27, 2023, and will be available to order at that time. Join us in ushering in a new era of precision and performance in the world of firearms.  Visit the Faxon Firearms website for more information and to see the full FX7 Bolt Action Product line.

Gun Art Expands “Defending Freedom” State Collection

Gun Art Expands “Defending Freedom” State Collection

Arizona-based Gun Art is proud to announce the expansion of its DEFENDING FREEDOM series. Our high-quality, firearm-related artwork is now available in classic, framed wall art, computer mats, and more.

AR15 Wall Art for Kentucky

These are top-quality artistic representations of beloved firearms perfect for your man cave, office, meeting room, workstation, or…


There are two versions of each design, one with a more colorful state background and another that is more subdued.

Artists at Gun Art include Dan Burr, Steven Noble, Ilya Avakov, Rashelle Stetman, Florian Nicolle, and Ricardo Lalinde. 

When it comes to the framed wall art, paintings are available in a number of sizes, including:

  • 12×18
  • 16×24
  • 20×30
  • 30×45
  • 40×60

There are an equal number of frame and material options; three (3) wood, two (2) metal:

  • Black Americana (wood)
  • Charcoal Reverse (wood)
  • Black Scoop (wood)
  • Black Flat (metal)
  • Dark Pewter (metal) 

Current options for display include:

50 State Defending Freedom Gun Wall Art.

50 State Defending Freedom mouse pad/mat

50 State Defending Freedom mouse pad/mat custom shower curtains

50 State Defending Freedom sherpa blanket collection. 

50 State Defending Freedom 13- and 15-inch laptop sleeves.

50 State Defending Freedom 50 State Coaster Collection.


All this and more is online at Gun.Art.com. Where Fine Art & the 2nd Amendment Meet!

AR-15 Lower Receivers: Materials, Choices, and Quality

AR-15 Lower Receivers: Materials, Choices, and Quality

When embarking on the journey of building or upgrading an AR-15, a crucial decision lies in selecting the appropriate lower receiver. The AR-15, with its deep-rooted history spanning multiple generations, has led to an expansive range of options available in the market. These range from the traditional MIL-SPEC designs to the modern, ambidextrous, and visually appealing variants. Choosing a lower receiver involves carefully considering its manufacturing process, the materials used, and weight factors, all while keeping in mind one’s budget and functional requirements. Let’s delve into the development and nuances of AR-15 lower receivers. We’ll also highlight some notable offerings available in the market. Here’s a guide for those new to the AR-15 world, those considering an upgrade, or those simply keen on enhancing their knowledge.

Exploring Lower Receiver Materials

A closer look at lower receiver materials reveals three primary types: cast aluminum, billet aluminum, and forged aluminum.


Cast Aluminum

The manufacturing process for cast aluminum is relatively simple. It entails pouring molten aluminum into a mold. Once cooled, the resulting lower receiver undergoes final machining.

The liquid state of the aluminum during casting leads to a product with a somewhat loose crystalline structure. This method results in the least sturdy product among the three main aluminum processing techniques.

However, it’s worth mentioning that despite cast aluminum being perceived as the least strong among the trio, it offers sufficient strength for the lower receiver to operate safely and dependably. Still, when it comes to preferences, it’s often viewed as the less preferred method for crafting aluminum components.

Billet Aluminum

Billet aluminum lower receivers start their journey as a solid block of aluminum, reminiscent of how a sculptor begins with a block of marble. This block is transformed into a finely crafted product through a series of precision machining operations.

Working with billet aluminum can be likened to metal sculpting, offering several advantages over the casting method. Due to their solid nature, billet lowers possess enhanced strength and showcase a superior finish.


For those aiming for a unique firearm aesthetic, billet lower receivers are ideal. Their design allows for extensive customization, enabling manufacturers to introduce distinctive features such as uniquely shaped magazine wells, integrated trigger guards, and specialized machining for weight optimization.


The creation of billet lower receivers primarily relies on CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining. In this method, automated precision tools intricately shape a solid aluminum block, facilitating the production of detailed and highly personalized designs.


While billet lowers might carry a heftier price tag, their adaptability and visual allure make them a favorite among many. These receivers, crafted from billet aluminum and shaped by CNC machinery, are known for their crisp lines and the ability to achieve standout designs. Some aficionados even push the boundaries of design with these.


It’s important to highlight that although billet lowers are often perceived as less robust than forged lowers, this difference is typically invisible to the average user. They offer commendable durability and are unlikely to succumb to premature wear or damage. However, some uniquely designed billet lowers might have specific compatibility constraints. Therefore, ensuring their compatibility with standard MIL-SPEC components is crucial, especially if one intends to match them with a particular billet upper receiver.


Understanding 7075-T6 Aluminum

Two prominent contenders emerge in the spectrum of aluminum alloys used for lower receivers: 6061-T6 and 7075-T6. The primary distinction between these two lies in their strength and resistance to corrosion.


7075-T6 is characterized by its remarkable strength, surpassing 6061-T6 by almost double in this aspect. This difference in strength is reflected in the price, with 7075-T6 generally being the pricier of the two. However, it’s essential to recognize that 6061-T6 offers enhanced corrosion resistance compared to 7075-T6. While this resistance can be a significant advantage, its relevance might vary based on whether the receiver retains its natural aluminum appearance or undergoes specific finishing processes.


When planning your firearm assembly, balancing the need for superior strength against budgetary constraints is wise. The gap between 7075 and 6061 is relatively narrow in the current landscape. Nonetheless, many opt for the added assurance of 7075-T6’s robustness, making it a favored choice. Notably, 7075-T6 aluminum is frequently used in aerospace industries due to its outstanding strength-to-weight ratio and resilience, further emphasizing its reputation for dependability and longevity.

Complete Lower vs. Stripped Lower

Are you embarking on your first firearm project? You’ll likely encounter two primary options for lower receivers: stripped and complete. The inevitable question is, “What differentiates the two, and which is the better fit for me?” Let’s break down the distinctions to guide your decision.


Stripped Lower Receivers:

At first glance, stripped lower receivers might seem incomplete. They lack several vital components required for a fully operational lower receiver, such as the trigger, buffer tube, buffer, and stock.


So, why might one opt for a stripped lower receiver, given these omissions?

  • Customization Galore: Stripped lowers offer unparalleled customization potential. You’re in the driver’s seat, handpicking each component to align with your vision.
  • Budget-Friendly: Typically, stripped lowers are more wallet-friendly than their complete counterparts, making them an attractive option for budget-conscious builders.
  • Deep Dive into Mechanics: Assembling a stripped lower offers a hands-on learning experience, granting a deeper appreciation for your rifle’s mechanics.


However, stripped lowers come with challenges:

  • Labor Commitment: Crafting a stripped lower demands time and meticulous attention to detail, as each component requires careful installation.
  • Tool Dependency: Essential tools, like punches and wrenches, are a must-have for assembling a stripped lower.
  • Technical Know-How: A foundational understanding of firearm mechanics is crucial for a successful stripped lower assembly.


Complete Lower Receivers:

Conversely, complete lower receivers are ready to roll outfitted with all essential components. With a complete lower in hand, pairing it with an upper receiver is all that stands between you and a fully operational rifle.

Benefits of a complete lower receiver include:

  • Utmost Convenience: Ideal for those short on time or lacking the expertise or tools for a stripped lower assembly.
  • Time Efficiency: Pre-assembled components translate to significant time savings.
  • Assured Compatibility: Components in a complete lower are designed to function seamlessly together, eliminating compatibility concerns.

Yet, complete lowers have their limitations:

  • Customization Constraints: The pre-assembled nature restricts your ability to tweak individual components.
  • Price Premium: The convenience of a pre-assembled unit often comes with a higher price tag.
  • Missed Learning Opportunities: An already-assembled unit means fewer chances to delve into the intricacies of your firearm.

The decision between stripped and complete lower receivers boils down to individual preferences, expertise, and the desired balance between customization and convenience in your firearm project.


AR Lower Receiver Sets

In the vast landscape of AR lower receivers, Faxon‘s products have garnered attention for their quality and design. Let’s delve into one of their standout offerings.


Faxon X-Tra Lite AR-15 Receiver Set

The Faxon HyperLite AR-15 Receiver Kit is a notable choice for those aiming for a lightweight yet robust build. Building upon the foundation of their acclaimed forged receiver set, this kit emphasizes a balance between aesthetics, functionality, and durability while significantly reducing weight.


Key Features:

  • Weight Efficiency: When equipped with an ejection port and dust cover, the kit weighs a mere .96 lbs. This is 2.08 ounces lighter than Faxon’s standard forged receiver set.
  • Precision Engineering: The inner bore is refined to enhance the bolt carrier group’s action, promoting smoother operations.
  • Design Choices: The forward assist has been omitted for a cleaner look, while the skeletonized Picatinny Rail, with manually engraved T-marks, adds a touch of craftsmanship. The skeletonized shell deflector further trims the weight while ensuring durability.
  • Fitment: Tighter lug tolerances ensure a snug fit, optimizing performance.
  • Customization Opportunities: While the kit is delivered unassembled, its design allows enthusiasts to personalize their build. The aesthetic milling of the upper, adorned with Faxon’s signature “X” logo, reduces material and weight. The “X” skeletonized magwell is both a branding touch and a testament to Faxon’s dedication to weight efficiency.
  • Material & Finish: Crafted from 7075-T6 Forged Aluminum and finished with Type III Hard Coat Anodizing.


The kit is also available in OD Green Cerakote, Titanium Cerakote, and Midnight Bronze for those interested in color variations. The Faxon HyperLite AR-15 Receiver Kit encapsulates a harmonious blend of design, functionality, and innovation, making it a worthy consideration for discerning builders.


Faxon Billet AR-10 Receiver Set

The Faxon Billet AR-10 Receiver Set stands as a testament to meticulous engineering and an unwavering commitment to quality. This set is tailored for discerning firearm enthusiasts seeking a comprehensive upgrade for their AR-10 rifle.


Material and Durability:

This set’s stripped upper and lower receivers are crafted from high-grade 7075-T6 aluminum billet. This choice of material ensures a balance between lightweight design and robust strength, making the set ideal for enduring rigorous use while maintaining reliability.


Design Highlights:

Faxon’s dedication to superior design is evident in several unique features:

  • An integrated trigger guard enhances safety and ergonomics.
  • A flared magwell facilitates quicker magazine changes, optimizing functionality during rapid-fire situations.
  • A specialized tensioning screw ensures a tight fit between the upper and lower receivers, a crucial factor in boosting accuracy.


Upper Receiver Specifics:

  • Made from 7075-T6 Billet Aluminum, ensuring durability without excess weight.
  • Features a Type III Class 2 Hard Coat Black Anodized finish for added resilience and a polished look.
  • Adheres to the DPMS High Profile standards, guaranteeing compatibility with various components.


Lower Receiver Details:

  • It is also constructed from 7075-T6 Billet Aluminum, consistent with the upper receiver.
  • Enhanced with features like an Extended Mag Catch Button, Threaded Bolt Catch Pin, and a Rear Takedown Detent Spring retained with a Set Screw. An Upper Receiver Tension Screw is also incorporated.
  • The Right Side Bolt Release Lever, made from 4140 steel, undergoes a Blacknitride+™ treatment for increased longevity.
  • While labeled with a “MULTI” caliber designation, it’s versatile enough to accommodate a range of calibers, including .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm NATO), 8.6 Blackout, .243 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Remington, and .338 Federal.

Exploring the Faxon AR-15 Builder Sets

Limited Edition Faxon 9″ AR-15 Builder Set – FDE

The Faxon AR-15 Builder Set in FDE (Flat Dark Earth) is a culmination of precision engineering and innovative design. With a custom Cerakote finish, this set offers both functionality and a distinctive aesthetic.


Key Features:

  • Precision Engineered Upper Receiver: Undergoes a rigorous truing process at Faxon’s facility, ensuring alignment and balance.
  • Design Innovations: Features like the hollowed-out shell deflector reduce weight and add a unique visual element.
  • Material and Finish: Made from 7075-T6 Forged Aluminum, with a dual finish of Type III Hard Coat Anodizing and a custom Cerakote.
  • Versatility: Compatible with all intermediate cartridges, with a note on the set’s capabilities with larger bore rounds.
  • Included Handguard: The set comes with the Faxon G2 Streamline Aluminum M-LOK Handguard, emphasizing ergonomic design and style.


Limited Edition Faxon 13″ AR-15 Builder Set 

This builder set showcases Faxon’s commitment to craftsmanship and design. A custom Cerakote finish in Combat Grey offers a blend of performance and aesthetics.


Key Features:

  • Meticulously Crafted Upper Receiver: Trued by experts at Faxon’s factory, ensuring enhanced firearm performance.
  • Design Elements: The hollowed-out shell deflector offers both aesthetic appeal and functional weight reduction.
  • Material and Finish: Crafted from 7075-T6 Forged Aluminum, with a Type III Hard Coat Anodizing and a custom Cerakote finish.
  • Versatility: Designed for compatibility with all intermediate cartridges, with a note on its performance with larger bore rounds.
  • Included Handguard: The Faxon G2 Streamline Aluminum M-LOK Handguard complements the set.

*Also available in Charcoal Green.


Wrapping up

Choosing the right lower receiver balances objectives, budget, and familiarity with AR-15 mechanics.

  • Stripped vs. Complete: For those well-versed in AR-15 mechanics, a stripped lower receiver offers a tailored, hands-on experience. On the other hand, a complete lower receiver is ideal for those seeking convenience, requiring only attachment to the upper.

Quality Over Features: While additional features can be appealing, the cornerstone of a reliable AR-15 build is a quality lower.

HOP Munitions: Where Polymer Meets Precision

HOP Munitions: Where Polymer Meets Precision

Innovation, precision, and dedication to excellence have become paramount in today’s ever-evolving landscape of firearms and ammunition.

One company participating in this evolution is HOP Munitions. Founded by specialists with a keen interest in advancing the realm of shooting, they have embarked on endeavors to bring fresh perspectives to ammunition design and production.

HOP Munitions presents itself not just as a manufacturer but as a forward-thinking entity. Their approach centers on integrating advanced materials, innovative design principles, and comprehensive testing processes.

The company has taken notable steps towards social responsibility by offering stable employment opportunities to combat veterans. Such initiatives and their push for innovation have resonated with diverse sectors, including civilian enthusiasts and law enforcement entities.

Among the notable developments from HOP Munitions is the introduction of poly ammo. This transition from traditional metal casings to a newer material underscores their commitment to enhancing performance while also considering environmental concerns and potentially altering how shooting is experienced.

A Closer Look at HOP Munitions

Situated in Hayesville, Ohio, House of Payne Munitions, also known as HOP Munitions, has positioned itself in the ammunition market, focusing on producing quality bullets.

The company’s workforce includes several combat veterans, bringing a unique perspective and attention to detail to the manufacturing process. The production process at HOP Munitions is methodical: bullets are tumble polished for a smooth finish, followed by hand-gauging to verify dimensions and ensure functionality. Each round is then packaged with care, reflecting the company’s commitment to precision.

In response to the diverse demands of the shooting world, House of Payne Munitions has developed an assortment of calibers. Their range aims to cater to various shooting needs, from competitive environments and self-defense to hunting and other firearm activities.

HOP Munitions Mission

House of Payne Munitions, established in 2020, was conceived with dual intentions: to craft quality ammunition and offer stable employment opportunities to combat veterans within the community.

In its early days, HOP Munitions’ ethos was rooted in a desire to support and give back to both first responders and military veterans. Currently, veterans make up approximately 75% of their workforce. While there’s a clear emphasis on hiring veterans, the contribution of the non-veteran staff is also noteworthy. They provide complementary skills that enrich the work environment and indirectly aid the veteran staff.

For instance, one of the team members doubles as an auto mechanic. This in-house capability offers convenience and cost-saving opportunities for veterans who might need vehicle maintenance.

Shawn Payne, the proprietor of HOP Munitions, observes that offering combat veterans around two years of consistent employment equips them with a stable platform. It can serve as a launchpad should they decide to explore different career avenues in the future.

Beyond their conventional ammunition offerings, HOP Munitions has responded to emerging trends in the shooting industry with the introduction of a training round termed Poly Bullets.

These cost-effective rounds have seen a rise in interest, particularly among competition shooters and those involved in firearms training.

A Closer Look at HOP Munitions’ Poly Ammo

The Poly Ammo rounds introduced by HOP Munitions have garnered attention among competition shooters and firearms trainers, largely due to their cost-effectiveness.

Constructed with a lead core, these bullets are encased in a high-temperature polymer. Such a design offers potential benefits:


  • A potential reduction in barrel wear.
  • The possibility of less barrel fouling.
  • A claim of improved accuracy.
  • An emphasis on affordability.


While the rounds are marketed as optimized for competition shooting and training, they’re highlighted for their cost-effectiveness, especially for practice purposes. Additionally, their design is suggested to be safe for shooting at steel targets from a distance of more than 10ft, presenting a distinction from standard FMJ ammunition.

Discussing the Attributes of HOP Munitions’ Poly Bullets

HOP Munitions’ Poly Bullets are presented with a variety of attributes that potentially distinguish them from other ammunition types.

  • Environmental Considerations: Unlike traditional lead rounds, these bullets are suggested not to emit harmful gases, making them a potentially more environmentally-conscious choice. This attribute might particularly appeal to indoor shooters concerned about air quality.


  • Feeding Efficiency: The polymer coating on these bullets is said to ensure a smoother transition from the magazine to the chamber. This might reduce instances of feeding failures, especially when juxtaposed against standard FMJ or jacketed hollow points.


  • Barrel Health: A comparison between the residue left by lead round-nose bullets and polymer-coated rounds indicates a potential advantage for the latter. The reduced residue might not only maintain accuracy but could also have implications for the barrel’s lifespan.


  • Friction Reduction: The overarching intent behind the polymer coating is performance enhancement. By curbing friction, the bullets aim to offer a shooting experience that’s both smoother and potentially safer.

Their official website provides comprehensive details for a deeper exploration of HOP Munitions and the products they craft.

Exploring the Faxon ION-X Hyperlite

Exploring the Faxon ION-X Hyperlite

With multiple firearm options available on the market, selecting the right one can become a task for the discerning user. One model standing out amidst the varied options is the Faxon ION-X Hyperlite AR15. With its combination of lightness and power, this firearm has drawn comparisons to the standing of a sports car in the world of automobiles. Its attributes demand a deeper dive.

The Significance of Weight in an AR15 Rifle

The weight of a firearm, especially in the AR15 category, can significantly impact its usage and functionality. The Faxon ION-X Hyperlite AR15 seems to stand out because of its adaptable weight, which offers a range of potential benefits:


  • Ease of Use: With military-issued M4 carbines, their weight is around 6.36 pounds (2.88 kg) at the bare minimum. On attaching additional accessories, they become considerably heavier, potentially leading to fatigue during extended periods of use. Here, lighter alternatives like the Faxon ION-X Hyperlite step in, offering an enticing alternative that cuts down weight without compromising performance.
  • Maneuverability: In several circumstances, swiftness in movement and reflexes can be critical. Lighter weight aids in facilitating easier aim and mobility, proving beneficial in stressful circumstances.
  • Prompt and Accurate Target Acquisition: Lighter firearms potentially reduce strain on the shooter, frequently resulting in quicker and more accurate shots. 


The Faxon ION-X Hyperlite AR15, known for its weight management, is beginning to find favor among enthusiasts and professionals alike as it addresses many common challenges faced in the field. 

Analyzing the Features of the Faxon ION-X Hyperlite AR15

Setting the Faxon ION-X Hyperlite AR15 apart from countless other rifles is its approach to firearm design, creating a distinctive appeal for aficionados and practical users alike.

Making Lightness and Precision Attainable

The Faxon ION-X Hyperlite AR15 has been designed with the primary focus on maintaining optimum performance levels while cutting down on weight. This is a boon for users who have to engage in long shooting sessions, reducing fatigue and potentially enhancing accuracy. The manufacturer exceeds the common expectation associated with lightweight rifles in this regard.

Understanding the Impact of Barrel and Muzzle Design 

Central to the functionality of the Faxon ION-X Hyperlite AR15 are its 16″ 5.56 NATO pencil profile barrel and its 3-port muzzle brake design. The barrel’s design contributes to the rifle’s lighter weight and supports accuracy, while the innovative muzzle brake design not only catches the eye but allows practical functionality by facilitating the removal of the gas block or barrel nut without necessitating the disassembly of the muzzle device.

The Ensemble of High-Performance Components

A firearm is not an assembly of individual parts but a harmony of components functioning together. The Faxon ION-X Hyperlite AR15 seeks to embody this philosophy with high-functioning components that integrate seamlessly. Some examples include an adjustable gas block that facilitates practical performance adjustments and a durable, heat-resistant carbon fiber M-LOK handguard that adds to the gun’s usability by being easily customizable.

The Faxon ION-X Hyperlite AR15 showcases unique qualities that set it apart in the lightweight AR15 market. It blends meticulous attention to detail, focusing on optimizing the balance between weight and performance. Therefore, for those exploring future purchases of AR15 rifles, the Faxon ION-X Hyperlite offers an option that is more than just a lightweight rifle. 

Want to know more? Head to their website and read more about what Faxon is calling the best lightweight AR15.

Faxon Ruger 10/22 Threaded Barrel

Faxon Ruger 10/22 Threaded Barrel

For nearly six decades, the Ruger 10/22 has held a prominent place in the world of shooting sports. 

But what makes it so special, you ask? It’s the fusion of reliability, affordability, and customization that sets this semi-automatic rifle apart from its competitors.

Think of threaded barrels as the ‘extra spice’ in your shooting experience. 

Say goodbye to the limitations of inferior barrels and embrace the reliability and longevity offered by the Faxon Rimfire barrel. 

Whether you’re engaged in competitive shooting, hunting, or plinking, this barrel’s robust design ensures it stands up to the test, providing you with consistent performance and peace of mind.

Features of a Ruger 10/22 Threaded Barrel

Ruger 10/22 threaded barrels from Faxon come in various lengths, ranging from 6 to 16 inches; 16 inches being the most common. These barrels, constructed from high-quality steel, guarantee durability and robustness.

The thread pitch on the 10/22 barrel are 1/2″-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch), the most common threading for .22 caliber firearms. This universal specification allows for a wide range of attachments.

The 1:16 twist rate is often considered ideal for .22LR (.22 Long Rifle) cartridges due to several factors. Here are a few reasons why this twist rate is commonly favored.


Why is the 1:16 twist rate the best for 22LR

Stability: The primary purpose of barrel rifling is to impart a stabilizing spin to the bullet, improving accuracy and consistency. The 1:16 twist rate effectively stabilizes .22LR bullets, allowing them to maintain a stable flight path over short to medium distances.

Bullet Length and Weight: The .22LR bullet is fairly lightweight, usually around 40 grains. These bullets are relatively short compared to heavier projectiles used in larger calibers. The 1:16 twist rate is optimized for stabilizing lighter and shorter bullets, allowing them to achieve greater accuracy.

Muzzle Velocity: .22LR ammunition is known for its relatively low muzzle velocities compared to other cartridges. The 1:16 twist rate complements the lower velocities of .22LR by providing sufficient spin stabilization without over-stabilizing the bullet. Over-stabilization can negatively impact accuracy, so the 1:16 twist rate strikes a balance.

Common Industry Standard: Over time, the 1:16 twist rate has become the standard for .22LR rifles and handguns. This consistency allows manufacturers to produce firearms with interchangeable barrels and ensures compatibility with a wide range of commercially available ammunition.


It’s important to note that while the 1:16 twist rate is widely regarded as effective for .22LR, there can be variations based on specific bullet designs, barrel lengths, and shooting conditions. Some firearms may have different twist rates optimized for particular .22LR bullet weights or styles, but the 1:16 twist rate generally offers a good balance of accuracy and stability for most .22LR ammunition.

Ruger 10/22 Threaded Barrels By Faxon Firearms

The “Faxon Rimfire” line of barrels, like all Faxon Barrels, is manufactured internally at our facility in Greater Cincinnati. We start with raw bar stock and employ the same stringent testing and quality control measures that have established Faxon AR and pistol barrels as favorites in the market.

These particular barrels are crafted from 416-R stainless steel, which is renowned for its durability and corrosion resistance. They feature a 6 Groove Rifling configuration with a 1:16 twist rate, ensuring optimal accuracy and stability for your rimfire firearms. Additionally, a Recessed Target Crown is incorporated into the design to enhance the barrel’s precision.

To guarantee exceptional performance, all Faxon 10/22 barrels undergo Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI), a non-destructive testing method that detects potential flaws or defects. This inspection process helps ensure that only barrels meeting their strict quality standards are approved for use.

As for the finishing options, Faxon 10/22 threaded barrels are available in either Salt Bath Nitride or Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) finishes. Salt Bath Nitride provides superior corrosion resistance and enhances the barrel’s hardness, while PVD offers a durable and attractive coating.

When it comes to profiles, they offer a variety of options to suit different preferences and shooting styles. You can choose from straight-fluted, pencil, flame-fluted, bull barrel – flame-fluted, and bull barrel – straight-fluted profiles. Each profile has its own unique aesthetic and performance characteristics, allowing you to customize your 10/22 rifle to your liking.

Lastly, Faxon backs all 10/22 threaded barrels with the Faxon Lifetime Guarantee. This means that they stand behind the quality and craftsmanship of their barrels, offering you peace of mind and assurance in your purchase.

Faxon Rimfire barrels are meticulously crafted using high-quality materials and rigorous testing procedures. With their excellent features, finishes, and profile options, these barrels are designed to deliver exceptional performance and reliability.


Faxon Rimfire 6″ Straight Fluted Barrel for 10/22

Enhance the accuracy and functionality of your Ruger 10/22 rifle with the Faxon Rimfire 6″ Straight Fluted Barrel. Designed for discerning shooters, this barrel is meticulously crafted to deliver unrivaled precision and performance. Experience a new level of shooting satisfaction with its cutting-edge features.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Faxon Rimfire 6″ Straight Fluted Barrel for 10/22 is the result of relentless dedication to quality. Constructed from premium materials, this barrel ensures exceptional durability, allowing you to enjoy its benefits for years to come. Its seamless integration with your Ruger 10/22 guarantees a reliable and seamless shooting experience.


  • Barrel Caliber: .22 LR
  • Barrel Chamber: .22 LR Sporting
  • Barrel Profile: Straight Fluted
  • Barrel Material: 416-R Stainless
  • Barrel Weight: .78 lbs
  • Barrel Length: 6″
  • Barrel Twist: 1:16
  • Barrel Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Rifling: 6 Groove
  • Target Crown: Recessed
  • Compatibility: 10/22, non-takedown
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2×28

Faxon Rimfire 8.5″ Patented Flame Fluted Barrel for 10/22

Unlock the true potential of your Ruger 10/22 with the Faxon Rimfire 8.5″ Patented Flame Fluted Barrel. Engineered with precision in mind, this barrel is designed to elevate your shooting experience to new heights. Explore the distinct features that make this barrel a must-have for any discerning shooter.

The unique fluting not only adds a touch of visual flair but also enhances the barrel’s performance. By increasing surface area and reducing weight, the flame fluting promotes better heat dissipation, resulting in cooler barrel temperatures during rapid-fire sessions.

Experience exceptional accuracy with the Faxon Rimfire 8.5″ Patented Flame Fluted Barrel. Meticulously crafted to exacting specifications, it ensures consistent shot placement, allowing you to hit your target with unmatched precision.


  • Barrel Caliber: .22 LR
  • Barrel Chamber: .22 LR Sporting
  • Barrel Profile: Flame Fluted
  • Barrel Material: 416-R Stainless
  • Barrel Weight: .95 lbs
  • Barrel Length: 8.5″
  • Barrel Twist: 1:16
  • Barrel Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Rifling: 6 Groove
  • Target Crown: Recessed
  • Compatibility: 10/22, non-takedown
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2×28

Faxon Rimfire 10.5″ Straight Fluted Barrel for 10/22

Unleash your shooting potential with the Faxon Rimfire 10.5″ Straight Fluted Barrel for 10/22. Designed to elevate your accuracy to new heights, this high-performance barrel is perfect for precision shooters and avid enthusiasts. Its exceptional craftsmanship ensures consistent and reliable shot placement, making it the ideal choice for those seeking unparalleled accuracy.

Crafted from premium-quality materials, the Faxon Rimfire barrel undergoes meticulous manufacturing processes to deliver exceptional performance. The straight-fluting design not only enhances its visual appeal but also reduces weight without compromising structural integrity. With its precise rifling, this barrel enables better bullet stabilization, resulting in improved shot-to-shot consistency and enhanced accuracy.

Whether you’re a competitive shooter or a recreational marksman, the Faxon Rimfire 10.5″ Straight Fluted Barrel empowers you to hit your targets with pinpoint precision. Experience the thrill of tight groupings and precise shots, giving you the confidence to outperform your competition and reach new levels of shooting mastery.


  • Barrel Caliber: .22 LR
  • Barrel Chamber: .22 LR Sporting
  • Barrel Profile: Straight Fluted
  • Barrel Material: 416-R Stainless
  • Barrel Weight: 1.1 lbs
  • Barrel Length: 10.5″
  • Barrel Twist: 1:16
  • Barrel Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Rifling: 6 Groove
  • Target Crown: Recessed
  • Compatibility: 10/22, non-takedown
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2×28

Faxon Rimfire 16″ Straight Fluted 10/22 Barrel

Unleash the true potential of your Ruger 10/22 with the Faxon Rimfire 16″ Straight Fluted Barrel. Engineered to deliver exceptional accuracy and performance, this barrel is designed for precision shooting enthusiasts.

In order to add the distinctive Faxon style to these 10/22 threaded barrels, they have modified three of its highly sought-after barrel designs originally used for the AR platform to suit the Ruger 10/22 platform: Pencil, Straight Fluted, and the exclusive Flame Fluted profile.

With its 16″ length, this barrel provides increased muzzle velocity and improved ballistics. Experience tighter groupings and extended effective range, giving you the edge in any shooting scenario.

Additionally, Faxon threaded 10/22 barrels provide a reduction in weight compared to standard factory barrels designed for the 10/22.

  • Standard Factory Barrel: 1.78 lbs
  • Faxon Rimfire Pencil Barrels: 1.0 lbs
  • Faxon Rimfire Fluted Barrels: 1.4 lbs


  • Barrel Caliber: .22 LR
  • Barrel Chamber: .22 LR Sporting
  • Barrel Profile: Straight Fluted
  • Barrel Material: 416-R Stainless
  • Barrel Weight: 1.4 lbs
  • Barrel Length: 16″
  • Barrel Twist: 1:16
  • Barrel Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Rifling: 6 Groove
  • Target Crown: Recessed
  • Compatibility: 10/22, non-takedown
  • Taper:
    • .912″ after chamber
    • .586″ before thread shoulder
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2×28

The Ruger 10/22 threaded barrels offered by Faxon Firearms provide gun enthusiasts with a reliable and versatile upgrade option. These barrels not only enhance the overall performance of the Ruger 10/22 rifle but also offer the convenience of attaching various muzzle devices and suppressors.

Faxon Firearms has demonstrated its commitment to quality and precision with its meticulously crafted threaded barrels. Their attention to detail ensures consistent accuracy and durability, making them a reliable choice for shooters of all skill levels.

The threaded barrels from Faxon Firearms open up a world of possibilities for customization and personalization. Whether it’s for competitive shooting, hunting, or recreational purposes, the ability to easily attach different accessories allows users to adapt their Ruger 10/22 to suit their specific needs.

Furthermore, Faxon Firearms’ reputation for exceptional customer service adds to the overall positive experience of purchasing their products. They prioritize customer satisfaction, providing reliable support and assistance throughout the purchasing and installation process.

Overall, Ruger 10/22 threaded barrels from Faxon Firearms offer a winning combination of performance, versatility, and customer support. With their superior craftsmanship and compatibility with various muzzle devices, these barrels elevate the Ruger 10/22 rifle to new heights.

Bang Saber: Flashbang for civilian use (that you can buy on line)

Bang Saber: Flashbang for civilian use (that you can buy on line)

The “Bang Saber” is a flashbang for civilian use. It might not be quite as effective as a military or LE Noise Flash Diversionary Device (NFDD), but it has the distinct advantage of being both a reusable and a civilian legal flashbang. Here is the release.

TS Bang Saber Civilian Flash Bang

St. Peters, MO

For Immediate Release

If you’ve ever thrown an M-84 or CTS 9-Banger at your day job, you will like those. If you’ve ever banged somebody within an FPS game, you will like these. Fact is, whether you’re going FISHing (Fighting In Someone’s House) or trying to liven up a boring cotillion, you’re going to like these.

Local warlords: buy flashbangs online!

The TS Bang Saber 2.0 civilian legal reusable flashbang is manufactured for Tactical Sh!t by  Helius Engineering. It’s for training, “distracting,” or just for fun. The 2.0 bangs just as hard as its predecessor but is now slimmer and much lighter. Ounces equal pounds and pounds equal pain…especially when you’re banging someone.

The Bang Saber is made in the USA. It utilizes a 12 gauge or 9mm blank or a 209 primer for ignition. Just load the blank or primer into the body, remove the pin, and toss the device where you want it.

You’ll get a bright flash, some smoke, and an approximate “bang” noise around the 120-160db level. The exact amount of candela and decibels will depend on the type of blank used. A few things to know about the Saber flashbang for civilian use:

  • No training or certification need to purchase (buy flashbangs online!).
  • Limited numbers available due to manufacturer difficulty with materials: if they’re out when you try to buy one, sign up for notifications
  • Must sign a liability waiver to purchase.
The Bang Saber ignites using a blank cartridge like these 12 gauge blanks. It will also use 9mm blanks.

Flash/Sound Diversionary Devices

Capt. John Kolman, Ret. (LAPD  D Platoon SWAT) and Cmdr Sid Heal, Ret (LACSD Special Enforcement Bureau) defined an NFDD in a paper for the Justice Department, as you’ll read below. Contrary to the common vernacular, it is not a “flash bang grenade.” It could not be a grenade in the traditional sense and still be labeled a less lethal device.

What is a flashbang? “A flash/bang diversionary device produces a loud bang with a brilliant light that is intended to cause confusion and distraction to provide a tactical team with a few seconds of advantage.”

That’s what the Bang Saber does.

Find yours here.

Learn more about the Bang Saber flashbang for civilian use.

Gray Beard Ammo Announces Grand Opening

Gray Beard Ammo Announces Grand Opening

Get ready, firearms enthusiasts! Introducing Gray Beard Ammo: Conway, Arkansas’ Premier Gun Store. Gray Beard Ammo is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated grand opening on June 2nd and 3rd. This premier gun store is set to become the go-to destination for all your firearms and ammunition needs in Conway and beyond.

Located at 3150 Vail Avenue, Conway, AR 72032, Gray Beard Ammo aims to provide a top-notch shopping experience for firearm lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and those who prioritize personal safety regardless of their knowledge and skill level. Whether you’re a seasoned hunter, a sport shooter, or a new or seasoned gun owner, Gray Beard Ammo has an extensive range of high-quality firearms and ammunition with friendly staff ready to
help you.

The grand opening celebration promises an unforgettable experience for every visitor. So mark your calendars for June 2nd and 3rd, as Gray Beard Ammo has lined up an array of exciting activities and special offers to kickstart its presence in the community. Here’s a taste of what you can expect:

● Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Join us at 10:00 a.m. on June 2nd as we officially inaugurate Gray Beard
Ammo with a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony. Local officials, respected members of the
community and special guests will be in attendance to dedicate and commemorate this landmark event.

● Giveaways and Prizes: Prepare for excitement as Gray Beard Ammo will host giveaways every half
hour throughout the two-day event. Stand a chance to win fantastic prizes.

● Community Engagement: Gray Beard Ammo is dedicated to fostering strong community relationships.
As part of our commitment, we will present Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu demonstrations to showcase our nonprofit and how it serves anyone, but especially Arkansas veterans and first responders.

Gray Beard Ammo is a premium gun store located in Conway, Arkansas. We offer a wide range of firearms, ammunition, and accessories, catering to the needs of both experienced shooters and those new to firearms. Our mission is to provide exceptional customer service, expert guidance, and top-quality products to ensure the utmost satisfaction of our valued

Read more about Gray Beard Ammo.