Glock Firearms banner

361 - 367 of 367 Posts

·
Glockin’ since 1993
Joined
·
38,845 Posts
Discussion Starter · #361 ·
From SSD:
True Velocity Extends Performance Benefits of ‘Next Gen’ 6.8 TVCM Cartridge to Currently Fielded Weapons
‘Switch-Barrel’ capability offers ballistic advantages beyond NGSW program
GARLAND, TX (June 3, 2021) – Texas-based ammunition manufacturer True Velocity released a video today detailing the performance advantages of its proprietary 6.8 TVCM composite-cased cartridge currently being evaluated by the U.S. Army in its Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) program.

Though True Velocity’s 6.8 TVCM case design was originally optimized for use in the NGSW-Rifle and NGSW-Automatic Rifle submissions designed by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, the video demonstrates the cartridge’s additional compatibility with currently fielded weapons including the M240B belt-fed machine gun, the M110 semi-automatic sniper system, and the M134 rotary machine gun, or “minigun.” The company refers to this added 6.8 TVCM functionality as its “switch-barrel” capability.

“True Velocity is an American-owned, American-based company that set out with a singular goal in mind, and it was to provide the American warfighter with an unfair advantage on the battlefield,” said Patrick Hogan, True Velocity’s chief sales and marketing officer. “The Next Generation Squad Weapon program has given us the opportunity to do that … Not only do we have this forward-leaning momentum with next-generation capabilities, but we have a plug-and-play application that can be fielded on the battlefield today with weapons that our soldiers are carrying into battle.”
True Velocity’s composite-cased 6.8 TVCM cartridge delivers significant performance and logistical benefits over traditional brass-cased ammunition and currently meets or exceeds all requirements of the NGSW program. The 6.8 TVCM cartridge provides significantly increased muzzle velocity and effective range over the traditional brass-cased 7.62x51mm round, while simultaneously reducing the weight of the cartridge by more than 30 percent and keeping chamber pressures at normal, safe operating levels, a factor that allows for compatibility with currently fielded weapon systems like the M240B.
“You’re talking about something as simple as pulling a barrel off the M240 and replacing it with one that accommodates 6.8 TVCM,” said Hogan, “and, all of a sudden, you’ve increased the effective range of this weapon by more than 50 percent, you’ve reduced the weight of the ammunition by over 30 percent, and you’ve given our soldiers a meaningful advantage on the battlefield.”
The U.S. Army down-selected True Velocity’s composite-cased ammunition in August 2019 for the NGSW modernization program. True Velocity submitted its 6.8mm composite-cased cartridge as part of an overall NGSW weapon system in partnership with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems.
For more information on True Velocity and the NGSW program, visit tvammo.com.

 

·
Glockin’ since 1993
Joined
·
38,845 Posts
Discussion Starter · #362 ·
From TFB:
Tyrant Designs Announces New Glock Sights Coming Soon
Tyrant Designs has revealed a new model of Glock sights to be released soon.

Tyrant Designs has revealed a new model of Glock sights to be released soon.
Tyrant Designs is a CNC-machining specialty shop producing firearms parts and accessories from their home base in Chicago, Illinois. They claim to be the inventors of the original skeletonized AR-15 grips, and today they sell multiple versions of this product as well as many other parts. TFB has covered many of their prior offerings, and some examples of those are listed below. Typically, our own reviewers as well as the industry and customers at large have reacted mostly favorably, and generally regarded these products well. Now Tyrant has announced a new product coming soon: machined aluminum Glock sights. The sights appear to employ a white front blade and blackout rear configuration with their chevron-style serrated surface texturing, although it’s indicated that additional options including night sights and suppressor height versions will be added at an as-yet-unknown later date.
Tyrant Designs @ TFB:
These new serrated Glock sight sets will be made from 7075 aluminum, which bodes well for durability as compared to standard factory polymer sights.

These new serrated Glock sight sets will be made from 7075 aluminum, which bodes well for durability as compared to standard factory polymer sights.

Tyrant issued the following announcement on their social media channels, in conjunction with the initial product imagery.
@TyrantCNC Glock Sights are coming soon. Head on over to www.TyrantCNC.com and sign up to be notified by email as soon as the pre-order begins.
Tyrant also manufactures many other parts and accessories for Glocks, as well as additional handgun makes and AR-15s.

Tyrant also manufactures many other parts and accessories for Glocks, as well as additional handgun makes and AR-15s.
The manufacturer’s website shows a price of $59.95 underneath the “coming soon” listing, but this number is struck through. It seems likely that this indicates the planned MSRP, but it’s possible that they might offer an introductory or pre-order pricing discount. Only time will tell, so stay tuned to the company’s website and social media channels for more info to come.
 

·
Glockin’ since 1993
Joined
·
38,845 Posts
Discussion Starter · #364 ·
S&W trying out the Sig Legion treatment. We’ll see how this goes.

When Sig rolled out their Legion line I expected it to be a big bust. The shop I worked at was a Sig Signature dealer and the traditional line of guns were very very slow sellers. I guess people liked the marketing and the Legion series sold better than the regular lineup.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,182 Posts
  • Like
Reactions: j102 and 3404speed
361 - 367 of 367 Posts
Top