Mike-102: an AK-AR-HK Hybrid?

Mike-102: an AK-AR-HK Hybrid?

One of the more interesting rifle-related things unveiled at SHOT Show 2023 was also one of the most interesting Foxtrot Mike products available yet: an AK AR hybrid called the Mike-102. The Foxtrot Mike Mike-102 is a hybrid AR 15 and AK 47 rifle with some HK influences forged in. That may or may not appeal to some folks, but you can bet it will to many others.

Why? Because we can. ‘Merica.

Foxtrot Mike Products: the Mike-102

AK AR HK Hybrid?

The FM Mike-102 is an AR15 platform chambered in .223 Wylde that feeds from AK magazines. It utilizes the Foxtrot Mike compact DI system, features a folding stock, and sports an HK-style forward charging handle.

This is an intriguing combination that provides AR handling, the use of rock-and-lock AK mags, and the option of using the “HK slap” to drop the bolt.

Maybe we’re shallow, but we like that.

Here are some other FM Mike-102 things to know:

 Production testing was at least partially conducted during KalashBash and Red Oktober.

 It’s a bufferless system (i.e., no buffer nor no buffer tube).

 Some have a non-reciprocating side charging handle; others have the “slap mod”.

 The “slap mod variant” echoes HK charging handles.

 You can lock the bolt to the rear.

 It takes AK102 compatible magazines in 5.56×45

 Will be available in sizes ranging from a 9-inch pistol all the way up to a 16-inch rifle.

 A 13.9 pin and weld model will be inbound soon.

 So will a 7.62x39mm version.

MK-102 Diagram
Via Atlantic Firearms

Foxtrot Mike describes the Mike-102 as a “…modern AK-Hybrid, designed for the modern shooter to use a wide variety of  AK 5.56/223 magazines and offer the familiar Rock N Lock magwell.  The 102 is lightweight, accurate, and modular, much like an AR-15, but with the added benefit of using most AK  magazines. It uses a simple direct impingement operating system that is simple and reliable.”

Learn more about Foxtrot Mike’s AK AR Hybrid.

Read this article in its entirety at Rainier Arms.

Revision and Fast Metal Join Forces for The Speed Demon Sunglasses

man holding a rifle and wearing Speed Demon glasses

Two industry giants have come together to create something truly special. Revision Military, a leading producer of protective eyewear, has spent years developing best-in-class ballistic protective lenses. At the same time, Fast Metal and its founder have been working on premium made-in-USA aluminum sunglasses. And now, they’re ready to reveal their latest collaboration to the world. Let’s turn to the official press release to see what the companies have to announce.

Making a Perfect Pair

Revision Military, a leading producer of protective eyewear, has spent years developing best-in-class ballistic protective lenses. Similarly, Fast Metal and its founder have spent that time developing premium made-in-USA aluminum sunglasses. With this collaboration announcement, the two companies have combined what they are truly experts in to create the Revision Speed Demon metal sunglasses with Revision’s new I-Vis lens technology. These sunglasses bring together state-of-the-art lens technology with a sleek, stylish frame.

Fast Metal was built on over 35 years of experience in manufacturing the highest quality metal sunglasses by its founder, Ken Wilson. As the pioneer of the aluminum sunglass industry, Ken created the first patented 27-step procedure for manufacturing high-quality aluminum frames. Today, Fast Metal is proud to offer the world’s first and best aluminum sunglass and eyewear protection system featuring field-replaceable lenses.

Photo example of Revision's I-Vis Technology
This is an example of the I-Vis Technology and not the Speed Demon frames

Revision’s History

Over the past 20 years, Revision has become the proven supplier of military protective eyewear to NATO forces worldwide. This new partnership with Fast Metal is a powerful relationship combining military and tactical industry expertise with the best aluminum sunglass design. The goal – is to create an eyewear protection system that customers not only need but want.

“At Revision, we believe in the power of partnerships and collaborations in bringing new and exciting technology to end-users quickly,” said Revision CEO Amy Coyne. “Our new I-Vis lens technology delivers enhanced visual performance, and we needed an everyday sunglass platform to offer protection, style, and performance. We believe this collab is just the beginning of our partnership with Ken and the Fast Metal team.”

Man Aiming a rifle and wearing Revision's glasses outside

Speed Demon Specs

So what’s so special about these new Revision Speed Demon Sunglasses?

Well, first, the frame is entirely made out of aluminum 7075 allow, which provides ANSI Z87.1 protection.

Product photo of the Speed Demon glasses and their hard and soft cases

Second, it is available with Revision’s new I-Vis lens technology. This technology is an advanced dye formulation process resulting in a new series of lens tints that markedly enhance visual performance. More than a single solution, I-Vis lenses are available in six tints, each optimized for use in a different environment. Each tint is designed to increase contrast and elevate color recognition in specific geographic regions, doing so without the negative effects associated with traditional monochromatic lens tints. These Speed Demon lenses also come with Revision’s OcuMax anti-fog and scratch coating and are field replaceable.

Finally, all frames and lenses are made in the USA; frames are made by Fast Metal in Yuma, Arizona, and lenses are made by Revision in Essex Junction, Vermont. The product is available for sale today at www.revisionmilitary.com and coming soon to Revision’s network of dealers and distributors around the globe.

Revision sunglasses sitting in a dead tree

Ruger 10/22 Bolt Upgrade from Faxon Firearms

Ruger 10/22 bolt

There are many parts that make up a 10/22 rifle, and each one of them plays an important role. However, the most critical component of the Ruger is the bolt.

The trigger may be what initiates every shot, but it’s the bolt that’s responsible for the shot-to-shot operation.

A high-quality bolt affects more than just reliability. The bolt face, its consistency, and how the firing pin strikes the bullet significantly contribute to the rifle’s accuracy.

Faxon Stainless Steel Bolt Assembly for 10/22

Whether you’re building up a new gun or keeping an old favorite running, the Faxon 10/22 Bolt Assembly is the best choice.

Ruger 1022 Bolt

Compatible with the OEM receiver, trigger group, charging handle, and bolt stop pin, the Faxon 10/22 bolt is fully assembled and ready to drop into your Ruger 10/22.

Specs

  • Material: 17-4 PH Stainless steel, H900
  • Hardness: HRC 40 – 47
  • Round Firing Pin
  • Sharp Extractor

Why Upgrade a 10/22 Bolt?

Upgrading the bolt improves reliability and accuracy on any 10/22 rifle.

A high-quality bolt such as the one from Faxon Firearms is properly radiused and polished to enhance the reliability of the cyclic action.

Ruger 1022 Bolt

Additionally, the Faxon 10/22 bolt has the proper head spacing in order to improve the reliability of the bullets feeding from the magazine into the chamber.

Lastly, proper firing pin protrusion ensures optimal striking of the rimfire case.

Ruger 1022 Bolt

For these reasons, upgrading your 10/22 bolt does have its advantages. 

All these small gains add up to overall reliability, consistent performance, and improved accuracy.

Does The Ruger 10/22 Have a Bolt Hold Open?

Out of the box in the stock configuration, the Ruger 10/22 does not have a last-round bolt hold open feature.

Ruger 1022 Bolt

To add the bolt hold open feature, you need a third-party upgrade such as the CST Auto Bolt Stop.

What is a 10/22 Bolt Buffer?

A bolt buffer replaces/upgrades the bolt stop pin in your 10/22 receiver. The OEM bolt stop pin is made from steel, whereas the bolt buffer is made from a polymer material.

Over time the steel bolt stop pin can cause micro-cracks in the receiver due to repeated impacts of the bolt during shooting. The bolt buffer mitigates that and several other issues by being manufactured out of a polymer material.

There are three main benefits of replacing the bolt stop pin with a bolt buffer.

  1. It reduces the sound when the bolt slams rearward during the cycling action during shooting. This is also a benefit when shooting suppressed as it greatly reduces the noise signature even more.
  2. The 10/22 blowback action is less shaky because of the dampening of the recoil and bolt cycling vibrations.
  3. It can prevent cracks in the 10/22 receiver resulting from prolonged usage, high round count shooting, or the added stress of high-velocity ammo.

The Ruger 10/22 bolt by Faxon includes a bolt buffer to replace the OEM bolt stop pin. If you’re interested in learning more, check out more on the Ruger 10/22 Bolt here.

Faxon’s FX19 Glock 19 Complete Kit

Faxon FX19 Patriot and Hellfire pistols laying on a table

The Polymer 80 kits have become so popular that they are usually out of stock everywhere. However, it’s a great way to custom-build your variant of a Glock 19.

Although you may learn a lot by building your gun, some may want the advantages of a Polymer 80 kit but don’t want to hassle with learning how to do it or taking the time to do it.

FX19 Hellfire pistol in front of a turkey and flowers
Faxon FX19 Hellfire

Faxon Firearms has remedied that issue by offering a complete PF940C kit known as the FX19. The Faxon FX19 comes in two different variants; The FX19 Patriot and its big brother, the FX19 Hellfire.

The Faxon FX19 pistols are more or less a Polymer 80 PF940C complete kit, without being a Glock 19, but are compatible with all Glock 19 parts and accessories.

PF940C In Stock | Faxon FX19

Faxon took the PF940C gun frame and gave it a 1911 grip angle and improved texture. In addition to that, they polished the front & rear slide rails.

Patriot complete kit laying on a table
Faxon Patriot Pistol

They may be minor differences, but they are noticeable when holding the gun in your hand.

They dropped in an Overwatch Precision Trigger to finish the custom frame.

The Faxon Patriot FX19

The Faxon Patriot was made for concealed carry. Everything from the grip to the trigger and sights make for a formidable CCW firearm.

What stands out the most is the custom-cut slide with serrations in all the right places for manipulating the gun and doing press checks.

 Patriot product photo
FX19 Patriot

The top of the slide has been cut for a Trijicon RMR or Holosun 507C. The front sight is a bright red fiber optic with a blacked-out rear site, making it extremely quick and easy to locate.

On top of all that, the Patriot comes with a match-grade barrel made in-house by Faxon, and lastly, the Patriot ships with a 15-round Glock OEM magazine.

The Faxon Hellfire FX19

The big brother to the Faxon Patriot is the Faxon Hellfire FX19

After handling the Patriot, the Hellfire was quite a different experience. The Hellfire feels made for my hand.

The Hellfire utilizes the same frame as the Patriot, with the exception of a magwell. The magwell alone makes a noticeable difference in the grip. However, because of the magwell and the undercut trigger guard, you can get the highest grip possible on the gun.

Faxon Hellfire product photo
Faxon Hellfire

The sights used on the Hellfire are suppressor-height sights from Night Fision. In addition, the front sight contains a Tritium insert that ALWAYS glows, and the rear sight is blacked-out. This combination makes for fast target acquisition.

The custom-cut slide, threaded barrel, Night Fision suppressor height sights, and extended 20-round magazine w/magwell may remind you of something from a John Wick movie.

PF940C vs PF940v2

The PF940C frame is considered a compact size, I.E., Glock 19, while the Polymer 80 PF940v2 build is regarded as a full-sized frame, I.E., Glock 17.

 Patriot comparison to another Glock model
Bottom: Patriot Complete Kit

The best thing about the full-frame PF940V2 is the compatibility with 9mm, .40 S&W, and .357 Sig pistols.

What Gen Glock is the PF940C?

The PF940C is explicitly made for the Glock 19/23 Gen 3 pistol frame, magazine, and barrel.
What is PF940C compatible with?

The PF940C offers compatibility with Glock 19 Gen 3 components. In addition, the PF940C frame comes with an aggressive texture that emulates a stippled pattern.

Features like the extended beaver tail, a double undercut trigger guard, and a thumb ledge enhance the ergonomics allowing for an adequate grip and improved recoil control.

Best Pistol Compensator for CCW?

Best Pistol Compensator for CCW?

There’s been a resurgence in pistol compensators this year as a few manufacturers have come out with options for various handgun models. Are comps worth the hype, especially for concealed carry?

Faxon Firearms says, “Anything improving pistol accuracy is worth checking out.”

That said, let’s take a look at the Faxon Firearms EXOS.

From the Faxon release.

Faxon EXOS | Is It The Best Pistol Compensator?

Constructed of black anodized 6061 Aluminum, the Faxon EXOS features an angled front port single chamber design, enabling the compensator to improve shot-to-shot accuracy by reducing muzzle climb and recoil.

Watch the video, see what you think. 

The EXOS’ specially designed port design allows gas to deflect upwards as opposed to only deflecting to the sides, reducing the up-and-down muzzle movement and allowing your sights to reset on target much faster.

The Faxon EXOS Pistol Compensator is designed to fit flush with the slide and has been optimized for Faxon match-grade pistol barrels. For all other threaded pistol barrels, the barrel should protrude .600″ or less for a flush fit.

Compatible Hosts For The Faxon EXOS Pistol Comp

  • All Glock Gen 5 Pistols
  • Glock 19/17/34 Gen 4Glock 19/17/34 Gen 3
  • Glock 43/43x
  • Glock 48
  • SIG P365/P365XL
  • SIG P320
  • M&P Shield/Shield Plus
  • M&P Full Size Pistols
  • Faxon FX19 Pistols

Each EXOS pistol compensator comes complete with thread locker, two 6-32 set screws, and a 1/16 Allen wrench. 

Faxon EXOS pistol compensator.

Best Pistol Compensator (Including For Concealed Carry)

If you want to add a compensator to your concealed carry pistol, the Faxon EXOS Comp is a great choice. 

Concealed carry holsters are often not too forgiving when it comes to pistol compensators. The EXOS Comp addresses these issues with its low-profile design that mimics the profile of the pistol’s slide.

The EXOS will work with any open-ended holster designed for your pistol. Even IWB holsters can work comfortably with this compensator.

Conclusion

We’re confident you’ll agree the Faxon EXOS is one of the best pistol compensators to hit the market. 

Granted it’s not the only player in town, but its unique port design, ease of installation, and performance have put the competition on its heels.

Learn more at www.faxonfirearms.com

TRIGGRCON 2022: THREE DAYS LEFT

TRIGGRCON 2022: THREE DAYS LEFT

We’re down to just three days left before TRIGGRCON! Just a reminder, if you didn’t manage to pre-register, you can still get tickets at the event.

Today we’re going to talk about an Evening with Heroes. The VIP event will be an intimate gathering of tactical industry leaders, first responders, military VIPs, and VIP ticket holders.

The VIP event will include some of the best NW spirits & beverages, fantastic food, exciting tactical entertainment, giveaways, and a raffle that will benefit our charity, Resilient Warrior Foundation.

We think you should attend and support a good cause!

Get Tickets for the VIP Party!

“Don’t wake up on the 9th and realize you didn’t come; you’re going to have to wait a whole year thinking about how you missed the biggest event in the region.” – GW Ayers III, Chief Operating Officer of Rainier Arms.

Featured Influencers Attending

AR15 News

MSM | Mil-Spec Monkey

Ava Flanell

Pew Pew Tactical

Baby Yota

Who Can Attend?

The Enthusiast

If you support or are interested in the firearm industry. Whether on a competitive match, in your backyard, or hunting. Register here.

Media & Industry

Do you either work in the industry in some capacity or support the industry through your business? This is for you! Register here.

Just a reminder, this year’s expo will be held at the premier Flint Oak Hunting Lodge in Flint Oak, KS. The dates for the expo are October 7th-8th, 2022. Range day and exhibitor events will be running concurrently.

TRIGGRCON FAQ

  • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter TRIGGRCON?

TRIGGRCON is an all-ages show. There are no ID requirements though everyone must have a ticket to enter.

  • What are my parking options at TRIGGRCON?

There is limited parking under the convention center. However, parking will be free for our patrons and we intend on having two party shuttle buses in circulation at all times throughout the day on both days.

  • How are the shuttles working?

They’ll be transporting folks from the main parking lot to the main lodge where all the non-firing vendors will be located. As people offload at the registration tents in front of the main lodge, they can hop back on if they would like and head to the long-distance range. 

  • Can I bring my pet to the TRIGGRCON?

No animals are allowed. The only exception is for correctly identified on-duty ADA-recognized service animals.

  • Are personal firearms or ammunition allowed?

Personal firearms must remain in a holster and cannot be discharged.

  • How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send all questions to [email protected]

  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you may either print your ticket or have it on your phone.

  • Will badges be required?

Only industry, media, and exhibitors will be required to wear a badge during the show. Standard public/enthusiast attendees do not need to wear a badge during the show.

Register ASAP!

TRIGGRCON 2022: One Week Left!

Triggrcon cover

There is just one week left until TRIGGRCON 22!

The clock is ticking; don’t miss out. Here are a few more reasons to be there.

TRIGGRCON VIP CHARITY PARTY 2022

Triggrcon VIP Party

Who else is Exhibiting at TRIGGRCON 22?

TRIGGRCON features some of the most innovative companies in the tactical industry. Here are a few of the great companies attending! More coming soon!\

NIGHTHAWK CUSTOM

Triggrcon NIghthawk Custom

Nighthawk Custom was formed in 2004 by a group of four talented individuals with a true passion for the 1911 platform. Nighthawk Custom is proud to be the home of the World’s Finest 1911 Pistols as the company continues to grow from those original employees to approximately 95 full-time employees. In addition to 1911 pistols, Nighthawk Custom manufactures top-of-the-line tactical shotguns based on the world’s most popular shotgun platform, the Remington 870. 

MAXIM DEFENSE

Maxim Defense

Maxim Defense is a non-traditional U.S.-based firearms development company centered on producing better, lighter, and more reliable firearms and accessories that exceed in today’s most extreme environments. Headquartered in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Maxim Defense’s engineers are focused on R&D and manufacturing superiority for U.S. and NATO military forces, government agencies, and homeland first responders.

JK ARMAMENT

Karmanent Suppressors

JK Armament is located in Idaho and was established in 2019. Jake Kunsky is a U.S. Army Veteran and Special Force’s group head armorer. Kunsky was selected as group head armorer for the Special Forces because of his experience, knowledge, and problem-solving skills in weapons. Kunsky has over 20 years of machining and weapons experience in the automotive and farming industries and the firearms and military complex. Kunksy gained exceptional hands-on experience throughout his four combat deployments to Iraq, giving him a passion and interest in designing and manufacturing the best suppressors in the world.

Triggrcon Flint Oak

“Don’t wake up on the 9th and realize you didn’t come; you’re going to have to wait a whole year thinking about how you missed the biggest event in the region.” – GW Ayers III, Chief Operating Officer of Rainier Arms.

Who Can Attend Triggrcon?

The Enthusiast

Suppose you support or are interested in the firearm industry. Whether on a competitive match, in your backyard, or hunting. Register here.

Media & Industry

Do you either work in the industry in some capacity or support the industry through your business? This is for you! Register here.

Just a reminder, this year’s expo will be held at the premier Flint Oak Hunting Lodge in Flint Oak, KS. The dates for the expo are October 7th-8th, 2022. Range day and exhibitor events will be running concurrently.

TRIGGRCON FAQ

  • Are there I.D. or minimum age requirements to enter TRIGGRCON?

TRIGGRCON is an all-ages show. There are no I.D. requirements though everyone must have a ticket to enter.

  • What are my parking options at TRIGGRCON?

There is limited parking under the convention center. However, parking will be free for our patrons, and we intend on having two party shuttle buses in circulation at all times throughout the day on both days.

  • How are the shuttles working?

They’ll be transporting folks from the main parking lot to the main lodge, where all the non-firing vendors will be. Then, as people offload at the registration tents in front of the main lodge, they can hop back on if they like and head to the long-distance range. 

  • Can I bring my pet to the TRIGGRCON?

No animals are allowed. The only exception is for correctly identified on-duty ADA-recognized service animals.

  • Are personal firearms or ammunition allowed?

Personal firearms must remain in a holster and cannot be discharged.

  • How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send all questions to [email protected]

  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You may either print your ticket or have it on your phone.

  • Will badges be required?

Only industry, media, and exhibitors will wear a badge during the show. Standard public/enthusiast attendees do not need to wear a badge during the show.

Register ASAP!

Faxon Overwatch Tactical | New 8.6 BLK Bolt Action Rifles

Overwatch Tactical Close up

Not content with merely making barrels for the new 8.6 Blackout, Faxon Firearms has recently released the Overwatch rifle series, looking to combine top-quality bolt-action rifle building with the 8.6 Blackout caliber. Today we’re breaking down the two versions of the Overwatch Tactical.

The Overwatch is available in a more traditional style with the Overwatch Hunter, as well as two flavors of chassis built in the Overwatch Tactical, in a 16″ barreled rifle and a 12″ barreled/braced pistol.

Faxon Firearms Overwatch Tactical 16″

The 16″ Faxon Overwatch Tactical Bolt Action in 8.6 BLK provides modern modularity and attachment capabilities while retaining the classic bolt action experience.

Features and Specs

  • Faxon 16″ 1:3 Twist 8.6 BLK Barrel w/ Thread Protector, Taper Adapter, and Remage-Style Nut
  • Muzzle threaded M18x1.5mm for use with any AI standard muzzle device or suppressor mount
  • MDT LSS XL Gen 2 Chassis
  • Faxon TAC 30 Action & Bolt by Stiller
  • AICS Mag Compatible
  • Timney Elite Hunter 510-V2 Trigger
  • B5 Precision Collapsible Stock
  • B5 Pistol Grip
Overwatch Tactical 16" Features
The features and specs of the Overwatch Tactical 16″ bolt-action rifle.

Weights & Dimensions

  • Weight: 7.61 lbs
  • Length: 35.375″
  • Depth: 8″
  • Width: 1.5″

Faxon Firearms Overwatch Tactical 12″

The 12″ Faxon Overwatch Tactical Bolt Action in 8.6 BLK provides modern modularity and attachment capabilities while retaining the classic bolt action experience but in a smaller package.

Features and Specs

  • Faxon 12″ 1:3 Twist 8.6 BLK Barrel w/ Thread Protector, Taper Adapter, and Remage-Style Nut
  • Muzzle threaded M18x1.5mm for use with any AI standard muzzle device or suppressor mount
  • MDT LSS Gen 2 Chassis
  • Faxon TAC 30 Action & Bolt by Stiller
  • ​​​​​​​AICS Mag Compatible
  • Timney Elite Hunter 510-V2 Trigger
  • SBA3 Pistol Brace
  • B5 Pistol Grip
Overwatch Tactical 12" Features
The 12″ on display showcases its feature and specs.

Weights & Dimensions

  • Weight: 7.87 lbs
  • Length: 29″
  • Depth: 8″
  • Width: 1.5″

Shared Features of the Overwatch Tactical Bolt Action Rifles

Let’s go over the commonalities and the differences; here, the Overwatch 16″ Rifle and 12″ Pistol share these commonalities.

Faxon TAC30 Action by Stiller

Stiller Actions has been making premium quality rifle action based on the Remington 700 for years. With customers hunting in the woods, competing at the range, and chasing down enemies of America, Stiller Actions is well known to those who demand quality.

Tac30 Action

  • Designed for Tactical and Long Range Hunting applications
  • Bead Blasted 416 Stainless
  • 90-degree bolt throw
  • Modified M16 extractor, Remington 700 pin-style ejector
  • It fits any Remington 700 short-action inlet stock
  • Accepts AICS pattern mags
Faxon Firearms Trigger Discipline
The Faxon Firearms 12″ with good trigger discipline.

The first thing you’ll notice with the Tac 30 action is how amazingly smooth the bolt rides when you run it back and forth. But, of course, you can thank Stiller’s proprietary, double-layer coating for that.

Timney 510 Elite Hunter 510-V2

The Timney Elite Hunter 510-V2 is one of the best triggers on this earth. Zero creep, sharp break; it’s perfection in tangible form.

The Differences Between The Overwatch Tactical Rifles

There are two primary differences between the Overwatch Tactical 12″ and 16″. First, besides the barrel length, the rifle has a buttstock, while the pistol has a stabilizing brace.

First, let’s talk barrel length. Next, a look at the preliminary load data for 8.6 Blackout, as provided by Faxon and Q.

The difference between 12″ and 16″ with Barnes supersonic 160gr is only 150 fps. With Sierra’s 300gr subsonic round, the difference is about 40 fps. With 8.6 Blackout optimized for performance in short barrels, there’s little difference.

Instead, the barrel length (and corresponding brace/stock) is more about personal preference and legality. For example, in some states hunting with pistols is outlawed, regardless of caliber.

8.6 BLK Starting Load Data
A graph displaying starting load data.

There’s also the matter of comfort and terrain. If you’re on the shorter end, you’ll probably opt for the 12″ barrel. This is also true if you spend more time hunting in densely wooded areas.

But if you’re more of an ent who likes hunting in wide open spaces, that modest performance gain in the 16″ barrel combined with the more adjustable B5 stock makes a better platform for most.

Regardless of which barrel length you prefer, it’s clear that Faxon Firearms is swinging for the 8.6 Blackout fences with the Overwatch Tactical and Overwatch Hunter.

Like 8.6 Blackout, but prefer a semi-auto to bolt-action rifles? Read more on Faxon’s Sentinel AR-10 platform rifle.

TRIGGRCON 2022: THREE WEEKS LEFT!

Vortex at TRIGGRCON

You’ve got three weeks left to prepare for TRIGGRCON! Hope you’ve got your pre-registration done, if not we’re going to give you a few reasons why you should consider getting that done ASAP!

Just a reminder, this year’s expo will be held at the premier Flint Oak Hunting Lodge in Flint Oak, KS. The dates for the expo are October 7th-8th, 2022. Range day and exhibitor events will be running concurrently.

Who’s Exhibiting at TRIGGERCON?

TRIGGRCON features some of the most innovative companies in the tactical industry. Here are a few of the great companies attending! More coming soon!

VORTEX OPTICS

Vortex at TRIGGRCON

Since 1986, Vortex Optics has been and remains an American-owned, veteran-owned, family-owned, and operated business of hard-working folks headquartered next to their friendly neighbors in Barneveld, Wisconsin.

SILENCERCO

SilencerCo

Born and bred in the mountains of the American West, SilencerCo started life when two men in a garage machined, welded, and shaped their dreams into reality. They had one core belief: Guns don’t have to be loud.

AERO PRECISION

Aero at TRIGGRCON

Since 1994, Aero Precision has paved the way as a leading manufacturer of American Made parts. Aero Precision’s roots are deeply tied to Aerospace, and their drive for clean, perfect engineering and machining stems from that. When you are building something that will fly in the air, there is no margin for error.

“Don’t wake up on the 9th and realize you didn’t come; you’re going to have to wait a whole year thinking about how you missed the biggest event in the region.” – GW Ayers III, Chief Operating Officer of Rainier Arms.

Who Can Attend?

The Enthusiast

If you support or are interested in the firearm industry. Whether on a competitive match, in your backyard, or hunting. Register Now!

Media & Industry

Do you either work in the industry in some capacity or support the industry through your business? This is for you! Register Now!

TRIGGRCON venue promo

TRIGGRCON FAQ

  • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter TRIGGRCON?

TRIGGRCON is an all-ages show. There are no ID requirements though everyone must have a ticket to enter.

  • What are my parking options at TRIGGRCON?

There is limited parking under the convention center. However, there are plenty of parking options within two blocks of the venue. Parking fees will vary depending on the parking lot.

  • Can I bring my pet to the TRIGGRCON?

No animals are allowed. The only exception is for correctly identified on-duty ADA-recognized service animals.

  • Are personal firearms or ammunition allowed?

Personal firearms must remain in a holster and cannot be discharged.

  • How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send all questions to [email protected].

  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you may either print your ticket or have it on your phone.

  • Will badges be required?

Only industry, media, and exhibitors will be required to wear a badge during the show. Standard public/enthusiast attendees do not need to wear a badge during the show.

Register ASAP!

TRIGGRCON 2022: Moving Midwest

TRIGGRCON venue promo

Rainier Arms & UN12 are excited to announce they’ll be hosting TRIGGRCON 2022 near Wichita, Kansas. This year’s expo will be held at the premier Flint Oak Hunting Lodge in Flint Oak, KS.

The dates for the expo are October 7th-8th, 2022. Range day and exhibitor events will be running concurrently.

Go to one, then the other, or walk back and forth!

Why Attend TRIGGERCON 22?

TRIGGRCON features the most innovative companies in the tactical small arms industry. This is not just a trade show for manufacturers but also an opportunity to become a part of the firearms community.

Barrett Promo pic
Blasters Galore

What Sets Apart This Expo?

TRIGGRCON is an evolution of the Shooting Sports Expo, now expanded to a 2-day event. We will be featuring the very best of the industry.

Attendance is capped! A fixed number of exhibitors and visitors will be at the show. The cap is to maintain an intimate environment where industry thought leaders can be approached without crush or craziness.

5.11 Ammo TRIGGRCON promo
Blaster Chow

This show is about building and maintaining relationships.

Another benefit to this exclusivity: several companies will be launching major new products at the show. Visitors can watch in real-time and talk to those involved. This show is going to be epic.


“Don’t wake up on the 9th and realize you didn’t come; you’re going to have to wait a whole year thinking about how you missed the biggest event in the region.”
— GW Ayers III, Vice President of Rainier Arms

 

Who Can Attend?

The Enthusiast

If you support or are interested in the firearm industry. Whether on a competitive match, in your backyard, or hunting.

Media & Industry

Do you either work in the industry in some capacity or support the industry through your business? This is for you!

TRIGGRCON FAQ

  • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter TRIGGRCON?

TRIGGRCON is an all-ages show. There are no ID requirements though everyone must have a ticket to enter.

  • What are my parking options at TRIGGRCON?

There is limited parking under the convention center. However, there are plenty of parking options within two blocks of the venue. Parking fees will vary depending on the parking lot.

  • Can I bring my pet to the TRIGGRCON?

No animals are allowed. The only exception is for correctly identified on-duty ADA-recognized service animals.

  • Are personal firearms or ammunition allowed?

Personal firearms must remain in a holster and cannot be discharged.

  • How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send all questions to [email protected]

  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you may either print your ticket or have it on your phone.

  • Will badges be required?

Only industry, media, and exhibitors will be required to wear a badge during the show. Standard public/enthusiast attendees do not need to wear a badge during the show.

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Originally Posted on Firearms Press.