GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL with a MAGPUL MOE PISTOL GRIP

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL with a MAGPUL MOE PISTOL GRIP

 

As mentioned in an earlier post I ordered a GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 TOOL from Midways Amazon store. The GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 TOOL is everything I expected and more. You can see a list of features on the previous post linked above. No reason to repeat myself. First thing I notice is the finish. Feels exactly like a phosphate coated bolt carrier. I like that. The second thing is the tool is first rate quality in fit and finish. The GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 TOOL is strong, hard and seems to be made with precision. So far so good.

Installation – First thing I needed to do was remove the bottom cap of the MAGPUL MOE PISTOL GRIP. Always a challenge for a guy with some physical challenges. Once the end cap was removed the Magpul supplied rubber tool holder needs to be removed to allow the GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 TOOL to fit properly. The  GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 TOOL sits about flush with the end of the MAGPUL MOE PISTOL GRIP. I was concerned the tool would rattle as that would be annoying to put it mildly. It does not. It’s actually a perfect fit.

All in all Im quite pleased with the GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 TOOL. Be curious to see if other tools develop from this line.

Note: The GERBER SHORT STACK also fits the MAGPUL MIAD series of AR15 Pistol Grips

GERBER SHORT STACK


GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

 

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

The Gerber Short Stack is a compact AR-15 maintenance tool sized to fit into Magpul MOE and MIAD pistol grips. The Gerber Short Stack’s innovative three-piece design allows shooters to create multiple wrench configurations, allowing users to tighten and loosen the buffer tube, flash hider and other accessories. The Gerber Short Stack also features a front sight adjustment tool, a pull-through handle for OTIS cables, and scraping surfaces for the weapon system’s firing pin, bolt and bolt carrier. The Gerber Short Stack is compatible with Magpul M-LOK accessories, featuring a 7mm wrench and two-sided hex bits for M-LOK fasteners.

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK

GERBER SHORT STACK

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL

Item # 31-002997

  • Length:  2.9” / 7.4cm
  • Weight: 2.8oz / 80g
  • Tool Material :  420 HC
  • Front Sight Adjustment Tool
  • Firing Pin Scraper
  • Bolt Carrier & Bolt Scraper
  • Cleaning Cable Pull-Through Handle
  • Buffer Tube Wrench
  • 4mm Wrench / Bit Driver
  • 7mm Wrench for M-LOK Fasteners
  • 1/2“ Wrench
  • 3/8” Wrench
  • 3/4“ Wrench
  • Curved Slotted Driver
  • (2) Two-Sided Hex Bits (#0 Cross Driver, T10, 1/8” Hex, 4mm Hex)

Click the Youtube icons to view the tool in use

Gerber Short Stack Video

Gerber Short Stack Video

 


 

Gerber Short Stack Shot Show 2015  Video

Gerber Short Stack Shot Show 2015 Video

 

GERBER SHORT STACK AR15 GRIP TOOL


Bobro Scope Mount

BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1", Slightly Extended

BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1″, Slightly Extended

I pictorial of my BOBRO Scope Mount.  The “BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1″, Slightly Extended” model to be exact. Like my BOBRO Bipod this BOBRO Mount is one of my favorite pieces of gear for AR15, AR-10 and 308AR. There was a time not to long ago that these too were difficult to come by. In fact if you wanted to obtain one it was easier to get your hands on the Trijicon private labeled version than the named BOBRO version. Today there are many alternative versions from BOBRO readily available from Trijicon on Amazon and BOBRO branded from Brownells. I should add that if you click that Amazon link there is a bottom view of the Trijicon mount that displays the BOBRO branding.

308AR.com - Top View - BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1", Slightly Extended

Top View – BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1″, Slightly Extended

308AR.com - Side View - BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1", Slightly Extended

Side View – BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1″, Slightly Extended

308AR.com -Top View Disassembled - BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1", Slightly Extended

Top View Disassembled – BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1″, Slightly Extended

308AR.com -Bottom View - BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1", Slightly Extended

Bottom View – BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1″, Slightly Extended

Side View Disassembled - BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1", Slightly Extended

Side View Disassembled – BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1″, Slightly Extended

 

From the BOBRO website

BOBRO Scope Mount Description

The Precision Optic Mount provides a rock solid, repeat zero scope interface for your weapon platform. It features the Patented [US Patent 8,567,105] BLAC™ lever system which requires no manual adjustment to attain a proper, rock solid engagement on a 1913 Picatinny rail.

Design Features

The Precision Optic Mount features the Patented [US Patent 8,567,105] BLAC™ lever system which was designed around the following parameters:

  • Must be compatible with any 1913 Specification Rail, to include systems that are out of specification (within reason) and this includes Weaver rails.
  • Must be completely tool and user adjustable free. It needs to be 100% self contained and mate securely to any rail without the user having to tailor the pressure/engagement position.
  • Must lock with enough pressure to positively attach any device or optical instrument to a rail without movement, static or dynamic forces not withstanding.
  • The rail must not experience any deformation due to user error. This must include synthetic (plastic/polymer/composite) rail systems.
  • Auto Index capability. The device must also index parallel to the bore. The unit must always repeat the forward shift (recoil forces direction of influence) not only to maximize zero repeatability, but to take this step of installation out of the users initial mounting sequence. Index must be redundant.
  • Unit must not shoot loose due to improper mounting or a mechanical bottoming out.
  • The system must incorprate a safety that prevents the lever from being accidentally opened. The safety must be able to be manipulated in conjunction with the lever rotation, so that only one hand is required to open it.
  • The unit will utilize constant force to ensure required pressure in all conditions. The force must be substantial to prevent any shift forward/aft left/right.
  • The pressure must be applied in a linear direction centered in the main body to prevent cocking of the mount.
  • It must be easy to manipulate by gloved or fatigued hands.
  • It must be extremely robust, and withstand shock and impact to the system housing.
  • There were others, but by listing them we would compromise our trade secrets.

Materials & Construction

The Precision Optic Mount is precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat type 3 mil-spec anodized black for a rock hard lasting finish.

  • 6061 T6 Aluminum
  • Type 3 Hard coat black anodizing
  • Weighs only 7.5 ozs!
  • Made in the USA!

Specifications:

The Precision Optic Mount has the following specifications:

  • Height: 1.330″ from top of 1913 to tube center
  • Weight: 7.5oz
  • Ring Spacing: 2.950″ inside to inside
  • Ring Spacing: 4.670″ outside to outside
  • Ring Width: 0.860″ wide (each)

4×32 Browe Sport Optic (BSO)

4x32 BROWE SPORT Optic (BSO)

4×32 BROWE SPORT Optic (BSO)

4x32 BROWE SPORT Optic (BSO)

4×32 BROWE SPORT Optic (BSO)

4×32 BROWE SPORT Optic (BSO)

Thank you to Browe for getting a 4×32 Browe Sport Optic (BSO) in our hands for test and evaluation. Above is a few quick iphone pictures. Look for a real review and pictures in the very near future.

The 4×32 BROWE SPORT Optic (BSO) is a purpose designed and built optic ideal for AR style rifles and well suited for sportsmen, police, and military.  It’s designed and built from high quality precision grade materials and features housing machined from solid Billet 6061-T6 Aluminum, SCHOTT Glass, and FLIR etched mirror reticle.  The BSO is designed to be a light weight and versatile optic.  The BSO is waterproof, fog proof, and military tough enhancing its ability to survive the rigors of field abuse under the most severe environmental conditions.

 

Specifications:

Magnification:  4x

Entrance Pupil:  32mm

Exit Pupil:  8mm

Eye Relief:  37mm

Length:  132mm

Width:  67mm

Weight:  300g without mount  / 415g with ARMS 34mm Mount

Field of view:  7° (36.8 ft. @ 100yds)

Adjustment:  .5 MOA

Reticle:  5.56mm Chevron, 5.56mm Crosshair, or AAC .300 Blackout Ring & Dot

Day time reticle:  Black,  Etched Mirror

Low light illumination:  Green or Blue, Rechargeable Illumination Technology (RIT)

Housing Material:  Aluminum 6061-T6

Housing coating:  Hard Anodized

Mount:  ARMS #22-34mm w/ Adjustable Throw Lever

Water proof:  42m / 130ft

Fog Proof:  Filled with dry Nitrogen

Lens Coatings:  Broad Band Anti-Reflective

Origin:  Made in the USA

The BSO features an evolutionary, battery free, Rechargeable Illumination Technology (RIT), which is environmentally friendly and non toxic.   Simply charge the RIT illumination with ANY light source and get hours of low light reticle illumination.  A brief 15 second charge from a high intensity flashlight provides hours of reticle illumination, ideal for those low light situations.  The images below represent the BSO Crosshair reticle daytime black reticle vs. charged RIT illuminated reticle in low light (Green & Blue):

 

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Tango Down Advanced Combat Bipod

Tango Down Advanced Combat Bipod

Tango Down Advanced Combat Bipod

 

The Tango Down Advanced Combat Bipod is designed specifically for the M16/M4 weapon families. Attached directly to the MIL-STD 1913 MWS (SOPMOD) rail system, no separate adapters necessary.

Bipod body – The clamp body and center portion are forged from 7075-T6 aluminum with Type III hard anodizing. The center portion has two pivots, to which the legs are attached. It will fit on any MIL-STD 1913 rail, using a clamp on the base that is secured by two stainless, black finish screws. An allen wrench or screwdriver can be used to install or remove the ACB. A black stainless button on the outside of each pivot releases and engages a sealed, pre-lubricated stainless steel locking mechanism, which allows the bipod legs to rotate 90° from stowed to deployed. It is locked in both positions and can only be released by touching the button. The center portion rotates for traversing and allows about 40° of angle. The whole bipod body can cant 15°. Urethane bushings keep the bipod center-favored while allowing it to cant on uneven ground.

Legs – The legs are made up of two pieces – the inner and outer legs. The outer legs house the locking mechanism and button, and have 3 holes/detents which provide 3 height adjustments. The outer legs are made of a proprietary glass-reinforced nylon and are much tougher than they look (I was concerned early on in the design stage when I saw the inner legs, but tried to snap one and I couldn’t. The ACB-4 has exceeded Army drop-test requirements). The inner legs are made of carbon-fiber reinforced nylon, and slide in and out of the outer legs. At the top of the inner leg is a button, which fits into the detents in the outer legs. The inner legs are extended by simply pulling them out. In order to shorten them, the button must be depressed and the leg slid in, where the button will engage the next detent. The feet are large to prevent sinking in sand and aggressively checkered for a good grip. When stowed, the bipod legs are locked along the rail system, fitting neatly between the lower and side rails.

WEAVER OPTICS Tactical Series Riflescopes

WEAVER OPTICS Tactical Series Riflescopes

Weaver has come out with a new tactical line of riflescopes for the precision shooter. The new Tactical Series (MSRP: $890.95 – $994.49) includes two magnification options and is currently available in stores now.

These new tactical scopes are manufactured to the strictest tolerances in order to perform in the harshest environments. From rugged one-piece construction and waterproof/shockproof/fogproof performance to argon purged tubes and fully multi-coated lenses with extra hard exterior coatings, these new tactical scopes help deliver precise shot placement under adverse conditions.

Other factors that establish these new scopes as serious contenders in the tactical market include:

  • Powerful 5 time magnification
  • First focal plane reticles
  • 30mm tubes
  • Side focus parallax adjustment

Serious shooters will also appreciate the reset-to-zero turrets and Mil Dot reticle as they choose between the 4-20×50mm or 3-15×50mm offerings in matte finish.

For more information on this product, visit www.weaveroptics.com.

Weaver Optics Tactical Series Riflescopes 308Ar.com

Weaver Optics Tactical Series Riflescopes