Maxim Defense NRA Annual Meeting Press Release

Maxim Defense showcases their 2019 product line and previews the newly designed PDX™ in 300 Blackout at the 2019 NRA Annual Meeting.

Maxim Defense, the premier manufacturer in PDW-stocks, pistol braces, accessories, and weapons, is attending the 2019 NRA Annual meeting in booth #3210. Along with highlights of their new products for 2019, and the newly designed PDX™, attendees can get hands-on with a preview of the PDX™ in 300 Blackout.

“The NRA Annual Meeting has always been a great venue for Maxim to display and introduce our new products” Said Michael Windfeldt, Owner of Maxim Defense. “and this year is no exception, we’ll have both the SBR and Pistol Brace version of our newly design PDX™ in 7.62x39mm and 5.56 NATO on hand, as-well-as a preview of the PDX™ in 300 Blackout”.

Maxim Defense PDX™
Leading the way in new products for 2019 is the newly-developed PDX™. Part of the MDX Battle Line, the PDX™ is available in 7.62x39mm and 5.56 NATO calibers, in both SBR and Pistol formats. The NEW Maxim Defense PDX™ is designed to handle the fierce demands of the Tier-1 community and dominate in close quarter encounters without sacrificing energy on target and accuracy. At just 18.75″ in overall length, 5 lbs. 11oz. in weight and a 5.5” barrel, the PDX™ is the ultimate choice for when concealment and personal defense are non-negotiable. The PDX™ will start shipping in the second quarter of 2019 with an MSRP of $2299.00 for either the SBR or Pistol Brace versions.

Calibers: 7.62x39mm and 5.56 NATO
Barrel Length: 5.5”
Colors: Black or Arid
Overall Length: 18.75”
Weight (empty): 5 lbs 11 oz
Muzzle Device: Maxim Defense HATEBRAKE™ Muzzle Booster
Stock: Maxim Defense SCW™ stock system (SBR and Pistol Brace)
Trigger: ALG Combat Trigger (ACT)

Maxim Defense SCW™ Stock System
The Maxim Defense SCW™ Stock System is one of the most complete compact SCW stocks on the market. Available in SBR and Pistol formats the Maxim Defense SCW™ has a collapsed length of only 4”.

Both the Stock and Pistol Brace feature an integrated proprietary BCG with MILSPEC bolt and interchangeable buffer weights to give you the flexibility to maximize performance and versatility without sacrificing functionality. The Maxim Defense SCW Stock and Pistol Braces are simply the shortest, most thought-out, and durable SCW stock on the marketing. MSRP starting at just $369.95

Caliber: 5.56mm NATO, 7.62x39mm, .300BLK
Buffer-Carrier: H1, H2, H3, 9mm PCC
Material Composition: 7075 Aluminum
Finish: MILSPEC Anodized
Weight: 14.6 oz
Length: 4.0 inches 1st position (closed)
5.25 inches 2nd position
6.5 inches 3rd position
7.75 inches 4th position
8.75 inches 5th position (extended)

Maxim Defense CQB Gen 7 Stock
Like the Gen 6, the Gen 7 is a CQB stock built for comfort and durability for real-world use. No buttons to push, just pull the stock to deploy. At its most collapsed position, this CQB stock only adds 5.35” to your AR15. At full extension, the Maxim CQB stock is the length of an extended carbine stock. And with 4 total positions, you can adjust for maximum comfort and multiple scenarios. Rapid deployment, purpose-driven materials, and the functionality you need, the Maxim Defense CQB Stock is simply the most thought out, versatile, and durable CQB stock on the market. The Gen 7 is for those who want a sleeker profile, eliminating the side sling swivel attachment points from the housing. Instead, the Gen 7 comes with our ambidextrous sling mount already installed. MSRP starting at $369.95.

Caliber: Multi
Buffer: Standard, H1, H2, H3, 9mm PCC, JP Silent, Captured spring system [Proprietary & Exclusive to Maxim CQB stock]
Material Composition: 7075 Aluminum
Finish: MILSPEC Anodized
Weight: 18.5 oz
Length: 5.3 inches closed
6.8 inches 1st position
8.3 inches 2nd position
10 inches fully extended

HATEBRAKE™ Muzzle Booster
A common problem in short barrel PDW’s with low-pressure cartridges is reliable cycling. Maxim Defense HATEBRAKE™ Muzzle Booster is designed to regulate firearm exhaust gases to ensure PDW’s cycle more reliably. The primary design features include the redirection of the sound signature, decreasing the flash signature, significantly reducing recoil, and increasing accuracy.
The HATE BRAKE installs with a 3/8” drive socket from the front, enabling it to be installed under a handguard without removing the handguard. During installation, the HATEBRAKE locks into place with K-Taper, a patent-pending taper locking technology, replacing the need for proprietary tapered barrels. The external shape of the HATEBRAKE is designed to work with M-Slot compatible hand guards. The HATEBRAKE starts at just $199.95.

Caliber: 5.56 / 7.62 / 9mm
Thread Pitch: 1/2×28, 1/2×36, 5/8×24
Material Composition: 17-4 H900 Stainless / 6AL-4V Titanium
Finish: Black in color DLC [Diamond-Like Coating]
Weight: 4.6 oz
Length: 2.4 inches
Diameter: 1.620 / 1.75 inches

M-RAX Rapid Attachment System
Unlike the traditional M-Slot mounting systems, M-RAX™ utilizes the full slot of your rail, maximizing space. This makes the M-RAX™ system end-to-end stackable, giving you the option to create seamless monolithic rail sections where needed. Installation and removal is a breeze. Thanks to the spring-loaded screws, the M-RAX™ system removes mounting frustrations. Simply push the screw in with a standard hex tool and rotate 90 degrees. The locking lugs engage that readily. No more fighting or timing screws. Offered in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 M-Slot lengths, the M-RAX is shipping today and starts at an MSRP of $39.95.

FITS: Compatible with all M-Slot handguards and forends
LENGTH/WEIGHT: 2 • M-Slot (3.145”) / 1.54oz
3 • M-Slot (4.720”) / 2.31oz
4 • M-Slot (6.295”) / 3.09oz
5 • M-Slot (7.870”) / 3.87oz
6 • M-Slot (9.445”) / 4.62oz
MATERIAL: 6061-T6 Billet Aluminum
FINISH: Hard Coat Anodize type 3 Class 2
Available in black and FDE

Visit Maxim Defense at booth #3210 to get a first look at the PDX™ in 300 Blackout and the 2019 line of Maxim products.

To learn more about Maxim Defense, please visit us at http://www.maximdefense.com.

About Maxim Defense:
Maxim Defense is a development company aiming to provide the Military and First Responders the next generation of tools and equipment to succeed in today’s most extreme environments. The company primarily engages in small arms manufacturing focusing R&D on producing better, lighter, and more reliable weapons and accessories. As an industrial-design-centered organization, Maxim seeks to improve and enhance existing weapons platforms alongside developing cutting-edge technologies for redefining the future. Maxim Defense is headquartered in St. Cloud, MN. To learn more, please visit http://www.maximdefense.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @maximdefense.

Minuteman Watches Launches New Salvo in Campaign for Vets

Minuteman Watches today announced reinforcements in its campaign to raise money for Homes for Our Troops – the Minuteman Parker Chronograph Wristwatch.

The Parker Chronograph is named after Captain John Parker. Parker commanded the Lexington Patriot colonial militia at the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775. The watch features a variety of different color options for its face (including the beautiful “panda” black-and-white face) and is hand-made in the USA by Minuteman Watch Co.

The Illinois-based watch manufacturer recently selected Homes For Our Troops to be its 2019 nonprofit partner. That means that a portion of all sales of Minuteman watches for this year (including the new Parker) will go to help Homes For Our Troops build adaptive homes for severely injured post 9/11 veterans. The company hopes to raise $10K for the charity through sales of its 2019 watches.

“Helping our veterans is one of the core principles of our company,” says Minuteman Watches owner Thomas Carey. “We are honored to be able to bring these fine warriors a little bit closer to owning their own homes with each watch we sell this year.”

Born in 2012 as an offshoot of The CGA Company, Minuteman Watches has made supporting veterans a key part of its history. Each year, the company chooses a charity that works with veterans and their families as its fundraising partner.

“Everything we do is a salute to this great nation and the people who help defend it,” says Carey. “When our customers look at their watches, we want them to see more than just the time. We want them to see what makes this country special. Pride, precision, dedication and compassion – that’s what goes into each Minuteman watch.”

The Minuteman Parker brushed watches are presale priced at $399, and the DLC watches are presale priced at $419. Following the company’s presale launch, the price of the brushed watch will increase to $569, and the DLC to $599.

To speak to Mr. Carey about Minuteman Watches, contact Minuteman Watches at minutemanwatches@frontier.com.

About Minuteman Watches:
Minuteman Watches was born in 2012 for three reasons: to create beautiful, hand-crafted, American made watches that will stand the test of time, to raise money for worthwhile charities that support veterans and their families, and to provide work for Americans. Those three principles have guided us every step since then, as Minuteman Watches have raised thousands for charities. To find out more about our watches and our mission, go to http://www.minutemanwatches.com.

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Tactica Defense Fashion Releases New Hook and Loop Holster

Tactica Defense Fashion has added a new Hook and Loop Holster to its line of premium holster offerings for women. This innovative accessory allows you to safely and easily holster your firearm using hook and loop mounting pads provided with your purchase.
When keeping a holster on your person is not feasible, carriers now have a safe and secure solution for holstering their firearm. The Tactica Hook and Loop Holster allows you to mount your firearm to a variety of surfaces including under your desk, in a vehicle or even in a purse with hook and loop material in its lining.
According to Tactica President, Sandi Little, “the [holster] utilizes a high-strength hook and loop fabric sewn onto the rear surface of the base – it’s perfect for mounting your holster to a surface without leaving behind messy, permanent holes.”
The Tactica Hook and Loop holster comes complete with three 6” x 6” mounting pad sheets along with an adjustable custom-fitted shell designed for your specific firearm. The holster base, with stylish edge binding, also includes a patented steel core for enhanced retention and easy reholstering. This new holster can be paired with other products such as the Tactica Laptop bag and many of the concealed carry jackets for quick and easy draw.
This Hook and Loop Holster by Tactica Defense Fashion comes backed by their lifetime warranty and a 30 Day trial period. It is currently available on TacticaFashion.com for $59.99.
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About Tactica Defense Fashion With over 20 years of fashion experience, Tactica is teaming up with leaders within the holster industry to discover effective ways to bridge the gap between the gun industry and the world of fashion. Every product is inspired by women. For more information, visit https://tacticafashion.com/.

GrovTec Adds Modern Convenience To Your Rifle

American manufacturer GrovTec has released several new products for 2019 to add convenience and function to your rifle. One example is the Push Button Base to Stud Adaptor.

GrovTec’s Push Button Base to Stud Adaptor
This brilliantly simple device permits the use of modern QD-type slings on your favorite hunting rifle equipped with a classic stud. By attaching to existing studs GrovTec’s adaptor does not require the risk of redrilling your stock.

Not only does this adaptor permit ready adoption of modern quick-detach sling designs, but it also makes removing those slings when its time for storage easy. A handful of these could easily declutter a gun safe as well as facilitate easy movement of a favorite sling from rifle to rifle as the hunt or range plans dictate. Made entirely of steel and treated with black oxide this adaptor is over-engineered for strength and detract from the beauty of your rifle.

Push Button Base to Stud adaptor – GTSW235

Just Take The 15 Million That Are Out There And Buy Them Back

That’s not how this works. You can’t buy back something that was never yours to begin with.

Bay Area congressman Eric Swalwell on Monday became the latest person to join the incredibly crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race.

His primary policy message of the campaign will be gun control, and he’s proposing a mandatory buyback of “military-style semiautomatic assault weapons.”

“I will be the first candidate to say that reducing gun violence has to be a top three issue,” Swalwell told Esquire. “Last year I wrote a bill calling for a buyback and ban on assault weapons — not just to ban future manufacturing, but to just take the 15 million that are out there and buy them back.”

Swalwell stated that the buyback is mandatory.

“I’m the only candidate calling for a mandatory national ban and buyback of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons,” he wrote in a Chronicle op-ed. “It’s bold and will cost money, but it is constitutional and it rightly treats gun violence as a life-or-death matter. Our children deserve better than an attempt to reduce or contain gun violence. Our goal must be to end it.”

Read the rest of the article: https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Eric-Swalwell-assault-weapons-buyback-nukes-2020-13751859.php

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April 2019 Gun & Gear Contests

At the risk of reducing my own chances to win, https://www.weapon-blog.com/contests/ has been updated with all the gun and gear related contests that I am aware of for the month.

Go forth and win… As always, feel free to share wherever you can.

If you are aware of any that are not on the list, please submit the details on the contact form to get it added to the list.

Ruger Introduces New Security-9 Compact Pistol

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce a new, compact version of the popular Security-9® pistol. Smaller, lighter and more concealable than its full-size counterpart, the Security-9 Compact is ideal for everyday carry with an overall length of 6.5″ and weighing in at just under 22 ounces. The attractive price point of both the full-size and compact models will have you wanting one of each.

The Security-9 Compact ships with two, 9mm Luger, 10-round, flush-fit steel magazines, which provide for greater concealability. Also included is one finger grip extension floorplate for added control. Extended, 15-round magazines are also available for purchase at ShopRuger.com.

The Security-9 family shares the same Secure Action used in the LCP® II, which is derived from the reliable and proven hammer-fired LCP fire control system. The Secure Action combines the smooth trigger pull of the LCP with the short, crisp feel and positive reset of a single-action. Additional safety features include an integrated trigger safety; external manual safety; neutrally balanced sear with significant engagement and strong spring tension; and hammer catch to help prevent the hammer from contacting the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled.

The American-made Security-9 Compact is constructed around a rigid, precision-machined, hard-coat anodized aluminum chassis with full-length guide rails and a blued, through-hardened alloy steel slide and barrel. Identical to the full-size model, this pistol also features eye-catching sights, a textured grip frame and an easy-to-rack slide.

12 Golden Rules of Firearms Safety

Rules of firearms safety rules are an absolute necessity for shooting and handling firearms safely.

New shooters are introduced to firearms every day. And the cost of poor safety practices can be dire. So, it’s impossible to repeat the safety rules too many times or make them too available.

The traditional rules of firearms safety are good, and they’ve worked for a very long time. Some iterations of these rules are more realistic, achievable, and cover a broader range of firearm uses.

These are the most effective iteration of the 12 rules of firearms safety to date:

1. Always keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to fire
In this rule, “off the trigger” means that your finger is high and outside the trigger guard, up gun’s stock or frame. People have a grasp reflex. If you get startled, you will clench your hand. If your finger is only straight, but inside the trigger guard, you’ll probably crank off a round.

The trigger guard protects the trigger from objects, not fingers.

2. Keep the gun pointed in a generally safe direction as much as possible
There’s no safe direction to negligently or accidentally fire a gun. Unintentionally firing a gun is inherently unsafe. If you shoot a gun, it will hit something, and it will damage it. There’s no way around that. Even downrange isn’t a safe direction to shoot a gun. It’s just the best direction.

Pointing the gun in a safe direction also becomes problematic when using training rounds. The generally safe direction is where it will cause the least damage if you fire the gun.

3. Remember that if you handle a firearm negligently or maliciously, you could injure or kill yourself or someone else. This one gives context and justification to the other rules.

“Never point a gun at anything you intend to destroy” is not achievable unless you intend to destroy everything you shoot.

We don’t even want to destroy the backstop berm at the range. Because then we wouldn’t be able to shoot until they rebuilt the berm. So, the original language is too subjective.

4. Always keep the gun in the appropriate condition for your intended use
“Always keep the gun unloaded until you’re ready to use it” causes confusion in defensive shooting.

One could argue that they’re ready to use the gun when it’s in their holster. However, when the gun is loaded and in a quick access safe for home defense, it’s impossible to be ready to use the gun while you’re asleep. But it’s appropriate to keep your home-defense or concealed carry gun loaded if you stage or carry the gun properly. If you’re storing the gun, unloaded is the most appropriate condition.

5. Always know whether the gun is loaded or unloaded
When you first pick up a gun, check the condition. Never assume that it’s unloaded.

This is a more achievable version of the “always treat the gun as loaded” rule.
If you always treat a gun as loaded, it’s impossible to clean it, especially since some models require you to press the trigger for disassembly. And would you even take a gun apart while it was loaded?

6. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it
The only thing to add here is to also be aware of what could be between you and your target. This part is most important for concealed carry and home defense, where the situation could be very complex.

7. Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the gun you are using
Obviously, being familiar with your gun is important. You have to know how to use it in order to handle and shoot your gun safely. The most egregious safety violations I witness at the range are by people trying to figure out how to use their gun. But, this is also vital for verifying that your gun will meet your shooting needs.

8. Always use proper ammunition
Obviously, always use ammunition that fits the gun. Look on the barrel if you need to know the appropriate caliber. Also use the proper ammunition for your shooting context. For example, use defensive ammunition in your carry or home-defense gun.

9. Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before loading and shooting
Shooting a gun with a blocked barrel is extremely dangerous. Clean and maintain your firearms.

10. If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pressed, keep it pointed in a generally safe direction while you clear the malfunction

Most malfunctions can be corrected by simply cycling the action without unloading the gun.

In rare cases, if you hear a weird “thunk” or high “pop” sound when you press the trigger, you should unload the gun and check the barrel. You got a “squib load” which often leaves the bullet lodged in the barrel. But, if you use factory ammunition, this is an incredibly rare occurrence.

11. Never rely on the gun’s safety to keep it from firing
First, not all guns have external manual safeties. Second, external manual safeties can fail.

If you follow the first two rules, you’ll also comply with this rule.

12. Be aware of your surroundings when handling guns, so you don’t trip or lose your balance and accidentally lose your balance and accidentally point the gun in an unsafe direction or unintentionally fire the gun

This one is pretty straightforward. Also, if you lose your grip on your gun for some reason, let it fall. If you try to catch it, it’s very likely that you will catch it by the trigger and fire the gun. Most guns are equipped with drop safeties. So, it’s much safer to let the gun hit the deck.

These rules may look a bit different than some other iterations. But these rules work for all situations. And they’re redundant. So, they significantly mitigate the risks of shooting guns even if you accidentally violate one of them.

Happy and safe shooting!


Josh Montgomery, MMR’s founder, runs Minute Man Review in his spare time and actively documents the Texas secessionists movements from his home in Austin, Texas. Minute Man Review is one of the fastest growing 2nd amendment and gun blogs online. Since its inception in 2013, it has been covering gear reviews, citizen’s rights, and reporting on the disturbing crackdown on free speech and activity both in the US and worldwide.