We are back from the 2013 SHOT Show and have videos up of the latest gear.  TGR Staff joined over 60,000 industry professionals in Las Vegas for the annual Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show.  Video reviews of Daniel Defense, Vortex, Trijicon, Leupold, Sig Sauer, Desert Tactical, Lancer, and more!

Daniel Defense

Ashbury Precision




Desert Tactical Arms




Smith & Wesson




Here is the details on the ACOG 300 Blackout reticle:
(note this is available in the TA33 model only as of now)

Utilizing standard 16 inch barrel velocities, the 300 AAC Blackout reticle is designed to be calibrated with supersonic (115 gr.) ammunition: Zero the scope at 100m using the center of the crosshair. The bottom tip of the crosshair serves as the 200m supersonic aiming point. The ballistic drop compensator (BDC) stadia lines represent the supersonic hold-overs for 300m, 400m, 500m and 600m. To aid in ranging, the width of the BDC stadia lines represent 19” at the specified distance.

After zeroing with supersonic ammunition, the top and bottom diamonds serve as the subsonic (220 gr.) aiming points for 50m and 100m respectively. The top diamond serves as the aiming point for targets from 0-50m.


SMYRNA, Ga. (January 14, 2013) – Today GLOCK, Inc. announced a new addition to its pistol lineup – the GLOCK 30S. The conceal-and-carry hybrid pistol features impressive stopping power consisting of a factory-made 36 slide on top of a 30SF frame. Its compact design and simple operation allow smooth drawing in a .45 caliber pistol. The 30S packs 10 rounds of .45 ACP in a package that fits the hands of most any user. The G30S is easy to use, easy to conceal and tough to contend with.

“The G30S platform has been more than a year in the making,” explained Josh Dorsey, GLOCK Vice President. “Our original request from the field – particularly from law enforcement – was to have a more concealable .45 that still carries 10 rounds, so we utilized the G30 SF frame after it was thoroughly tested, presented and accepted as the desired frame for the G30S.”

The full details of the new model are outlined below:

  • Dimensions

1.       Length (overall)                                                                        177 mm / 6.97 inch

2.       Length (slide cpl.)                                                                    172 mm / 6.77 inch

3.       Width                                                                                            32.5 mm / 1.28 inch

4.       Height with magazine                                                            122 mm / 4.80 inch

5.       Barrel length                                                                              96 mm / 3.78 inch

6.       Length of twist                                                                          400 mm / 15.75 inch

7.       Trigger distance                                                                        72.5 mm / 2.85 inch

8.       Trigger travel to discharge                                                    12.5 mm / 0.49 inch

9.       Length between sights (polymer)                                    150 mm / 5.91 inch


  • Weight

1.       Pistol w/o magazine                                                               575 g / 20.28 oz

2.       Magazine std. empty                                                             70 g / 2.47 oz

3.       Magazine std. full (depending on ammo used)           280 g / 9.88 oz


  • Magazine capacity (rounds): 10


  • Barrel profile: right hand twist; octagonal


  • Standard Trigger pull: ~5.5lbs

We know Glock is going to announce a new model, the 30s, a 30 SF frame mated with a 36 slide..


Trijicon® Unveils a Revolutionary New Aiming Solution for Warfighters – Trijicon CCAS


Wixom, MI  –  Trijicon’s new CCAS (Continuously Computed Aiming Solution) is designed to support a multitude of weapons systems ranging from vehicle mounted machine guns, infantry weapons to sniper rifles. The CCAS greatly expands a warfighter’s ability to quickly identify and engage targets by eliminating the cumbersome and time-consuming process of ranging, gathering and entering environmental data and generating a firing solution with a PDA.
 The CCAS has ranging capability out to 2,000 meters and gathers environmental and weather data including temperature and atmospheric pressure. In just half a second after activation, the onboard computer generates a firing solution using the most advanced ballistic programs available and displays an aiming point on the green reticle. This includes computing leads for moving targets. If the warfighter can see the target through the high-quality, 6X optic, he can hit it.

Operators simply have to select their weapon and ammunition type from an extensive list of common weapon/ammunition combinations in U.S. military and NATO inventories, zero the system and CCAS does the rest. Set up, zeroing and operation are simple and intuitive. Power is supplied to the unit by four, commonly available CR123 batteries.

First-round hits on targets allow soldiers, sailors and marines to dominate the battle space and save lives. In the frantic, fast-paced world of the battlefield, coming up with a firing solution for distant, fleeting targets was the near exclusive domain of specially trained sniper teams or squad designated marksmen equipped with special weapons, laser rangefinders, ballistic computers and weather centers. The Trijicon CCAS integrates all these tools into one optic and puts long-range, first-round hits on moving targets within reach of the average infantryman armed with standard individual or crew served weapon systems.

The CCAS is a force multiplier, making the warfighter faster and more lethal.


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