New products

Aim for new products at SHOT Show 2022

The SHOT Show opened on Tuesday morning and Police1 staff members raced to find new and not-so-new products to write about.

My first stop was at the Staccato 2011 booth. Staccato makes two very nice steel framed 9mm CCW firearms, the C2 and C. The C stands for compact and Staccato sells double stack (16+1) and single stack (8 + 1). Both come with low profile Dawson sights or optics ready slides with sights that will co-witness with the popular red dot optics. Both are priced at $1,999 and $2,299 for the optics-ready versions.

Staccato C2 & C

Staccato C2 & C (Photo/Ron LaPedis)

Holosun, which an instructor tells me offers sturdier sights than some of the more expensive RDSs, advertised the smaller EPS and EPS Carry. Both have fully enclosed emitters, which are less prone to problems when wet or dirty. The EPS are based on the 509T but with a different footprint. The 509T uses the non-ZEV RMR fit, but a pit staff member said they might offer EPS support that will fit the ZEV fit – but couldn’t make any promises at this time.

Carrying Holosun EPS

Transport Holosun EPS (Photo/Ron LaPedis)

Like the 509T, the sealed transmitter allows for an IPX8 waterproof rating, and the sights have Solar Failsafe, Shake Awake, a 6MOA dot, and a lower bridge height that makes it easier to use standard-height iron sights on many pistol models.

Mesa Tactical has been known for their scattergun products for many years and new for 2022 are the Benelli M2 and M4 Sidesaddle carriers with an RMR mount on top. The bracket attaches to the Benelli’s drilled and tapped receiver.

Benelli M2 and M4 seat shell holder.

Benelli M2 and M4 seat shell holder. (Photo/Ron La Pedis)

The Remington 870 is no slouch, with a side saddle shell mount with Picatinny rail at the top, again mounted to a drilled and tapped receiver.

Remington 870 with a side saddle shell support.

Remington 870 with a side saddle shell support. (Photo/Ron La Pedis)

Mesa decided to enter the AR market and its first products are the Pyramid M-LOK compatible floating handguard and the rubberized Trejo grip. The aggressively shaped pyramid features a cylindrical steel nut small enough to fit under the gas tube or piston. For anyone who builds or maintains ARs, you know this means the barrel nut doesn’t need to be shimmed, indexed, or timed to allow the gas tube to pass through, so installation is simplified. , especially on several rifles.

Pyramid M-LOK compatible floating handguard.

Pyramid M-LOK compatible floating handguard. (Photo/Ron LaPedis)

When properly tightened, the

When properly tightened, the “kerf” between the two sides becomes parallel. (Photo/Ron LaPedis)

The rail is slid over the barrel nut and three alternating bolts are screwed side to side through TIME-SERT inserts, meaning the bolts only contact steel to steel, this which helps to avoid the stripping that can occur when steel to aluminum interfaces are used. When properly tightened, the “cut line” between the two sides becomes parallel, allowing you to periodically check that nothing has come loose.

Arthur C. Clarke said that any sufficiently advanced technology seems to be magic. I saw magic at the Double Shoot and Meprolight booths. By combining a smart sight with AI-powered smartphone software, the rifle-mounted Foresight can be zeroed easily and seamlessly without even needing to touch your optic. The software will calculate the necessary adjustments and automatically transmit them to the oscilloscope.

The rifle-mounted Foresight can be zeroed without even needing to touch your optics.

The rifle-mounted Foresight can be zeroed without even needing to touch your optics. (Photo/Ron La Pedis)

The operator has instant access to over 20 reticles and up to 10 personal firearm profiles.

The operator has instant access to over 20 reticles and up to 10 personal firearm profiles. (Photo/Ron La Pedis)

In concert with the Meprolight app, the operator has instant access to over 20 reticles and up to 10 personal firearm profiles and can display leveler, compass heading and more next to the chosen reticle . After zeroing multiple guns, the sight can be moved from gun to gun and pressing a button loads that gun’s zero into the sight.

While the app makes zeroing the Foresight completely contactless, the app can also show you how many elevation and windage clicks you need to dial in to zero other supported sights without calculation. And once you’re up and running, the Double Shoot app will mark your targets for you. I was really impressed, so let me explain how it works.

You first print a letter size target from the application library. The app sidebar (Figure 1) is used to select your loadout, view, and target. Then take a photo of the blank target, take several photos (preferably from the bench), then take a second photo. (Figure 2). The app colors plans green and calculates how far your view is and shows you exactly what you need to do for zero. You then take another series of shots and another photo (Figure 3). The app colors new shots red and confirms your zero. Other functions allow you to view your shooting history and can provide you with detailed statistics.

Figure 1

Figure 1 (Photo/Ron LaPedis)

Figure 2

Figure 2 (Photo/Ron LaPedis)

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Figure 3 (Photo/Ron LaPedis)

And once you’re done aiming for zero, the app can be used to score points and give you average group sizes. Goals can be scored by multiple users, perfect for speeding up qualifiers and competitions.

Although there is one version of the app, there are several software subscriptions: Individual ($11.99/year), Plus ($25/user/3 years with a minimum of 100 users), and Professional. Each subscription unlocks different features within the app. For example, the Israel Defense Forces uses the professional version to limit the selection to the loads, sights and targets they use. The Plus version is perfect for clubs and ranges to resell to their members or customers.

There were plenty more on the floor, so check back for more coverage all week and in the future!

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