Feeling a bit gassy?

We have a solution for that!

Superlative Arms is a well-known manufacturer of high-quality firearms components, and their adjustable gas blocks are no exception. These gas blocks are designed to provide shooters with the ability to adjust the gas flow to their firearms, which in turn can improve their performance and reliability. Now, you might be new to this and asking yourself :

“What are Adjustable Gas Blocks?”

Adjustable gas blocks are a type of gas block that allows the shooter to adjust the amount of gas that is directed into the action of their firearm. The gas that is directed into the action is used to cycle the bolt and eject the spent casing. By adjusting the amount of gas that is directed into the action, shooters can fine-tune their firearms to run more reliably and efficiently.

Superlative Arms adjustable gas blocks are designed to provide shooters with a high level of precision and control. The blocks are easy to adjust and feature a set screw that allows the shooter to make precise adjustments to the gas flow. This level of control is especially important for shooters who use their firearms for competitive shooting, as a consistent and reliable gas flow is crucial for accuracy.

In addition to their precision, Superlative Arms adjustable gas blocks are also built to last. The blocks are made from high-quality materials and are designed to withstand the harsh conditions that shooters often encounter in the field. Whether you are using your firearm for competitive shooting or for personal defense, you can rest assured that your Superlative Arms adjustable gas block will provide you with years of reliable performance.

The Superlative Arms Patented “Bleed Off”, direct impingement, gas block for the AR-15 platform adjusts the gas flow by bleeding the gas out of the front of the block instead of restricting the flow like conventional adjustable blocks.  This results in the following:

  • The pressure used in the block is reduced only to the amount required to drive the bolt carrier. The remaining gas and pressure are bled out of the block allowing the system to run much cleaner and cooler.
  • You get a reduction of wear on the bolt carrier group components and a reduction of felt recoil allowing for faster follow-up shots.
  • The patented adjustment detent is located outside of the block and therefore no contamination.
  • When in bleed-off mode the gas adjustment screw does not restrict the gas flow; therefore, there is no erosion or seizing of the screw and no loss of detent due to carbon build-up. Although it is removable, we have added a safety mechanism, which stops you from unintentionally backing the screw all the way out.
  • When using SBR’s and/or suppressors the bleed-off port allows the excessive pressure to be exhausted out of the block reducing blowback

Brace for impact

On Monday, January 30, the lovely folks at the ATF published the final Pistol Brace rule in the federal register.

As you may have heard, the rule would assign essentially all firearms with attached stabilizing braces to the registration and taxation requirements of the National Firearms Act.

This is confusing because, in 2012, the ATF has recognized that stabilizing braces serve a legitimate purpose, and the inclusion of a stabilizing brace on a pistol or other firearm does not automatically subject that firearm to the provisions of the National Firearms Act.

There has been a whole bunch of confusion that the ATF has had to figure out what they actually mean and then explain. They are never minor details like for example, the rule claims that destruction or alteration is required for owners who choose the option of simply removing the brace from their firearm. ATF confirmed that braces that are removed from firearms do not necessarily have to be destroyed or altered in a way that prevents them from being reattached to a firearm. That requirement would be contrary to the Supreme Court’s decision in United States vs Thompson/Center Arms Co. That case says that possession of a firearm and parts that can only be assembled into an NFA “firearm” constitutes possession of an NFA firearm. But, if the parts can be assembled into multiple lawful configurations, then the parts are not considered an NFA firearm (unless an unlawful configuration is actually assembled).

To me, this means if you have a Pistol setup with a brace on it but you also own a 16″ complete upper, you should be able to keep the brace without destroying or altering it. But if you only have a pistol setup with a brace and nothing else you have to dispose of the brace to avoid creating an SBR.

Another big one that made me even less interested was that in the final rule posted on the ATF’s website, the agency claimed that imported pistols with stabilizing braces would need to be destroyed or surrendered because they were unlawfully assembled in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(r), which generally prohibits the assembly of “non-sporting” rifles or shotguns without sufficient domestically manufactured parts. Meaning my MP5 or my Stribog, although purchased legally could not only not become SBR’s but would have to be destroyed.

Section 922(r), makes it unlawful to assemble from imported parts a semiautomatic rifle that is otherwise not importable. The implementing regulations of the GCA at 27 CFR 478.39 provides that a person may not assemble a semiautomatic rifle using more than 10 of the imported parts listed in the relevant paragraphs of the regulation. Now under the final rule, the criminal violation under section 922(r) is for the “assembly” of the semiautomatic rifle; So in short, no modification of such firearm would cure the 922(r) violation because the “assembly” has already occurred amd was imported. This makes it so any person with an imported pistol that was subsequently equipped with a “stabilizing brace” will have the same options as anyone else under the final rule. Should that person choose to register the firearm, no further modification of the firearm with domestic parts is required.

The fact that ATF already needs to “clarify” aspects of the rule and make changes or adjustments before it was officially published in the federal register further contributes to the arbitrary and confusing nature of the rule.

Some good news for us law-abiding gun owners, the federal courts have recently proven more willing to invalidate agency actions that go beyond congressionally enacted statutes. The bump stock ban was struck down by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. I think based on this and the fact that the ATF said to make the pistol brace exactly to these specs and it is perfectly legal, then decided this also made them illegal, sets a legal precedent.

For some more information directly from the ATF here is a link to their FAQ:

https://www.atf.gov/rules-and-regulations/factoring-criteria-firearms-attached-stabilizing-braces

Here is a very good summary from Silencer Shop on this subject as well:

https://www.silencershop.com/blog/post/atf-ruling-pistol-braces-2023

AIM Hoodies!

No more boring old black or grey hoodies for you! AIM has some new hoodies to help cure that seasonal depression! Check these bad boys out!

Unity Tactical

We now carry Unity Tactical, a move that has been long overdue!

Unity Tactical is a company that designs and manufactures a variety of tactical gear and accessories for military, law enforcement, and civilian use. Their product line includes weapon lights, weapon mounts, and other accessories for firearms. They are known for their innovative designs, high-quality materials, and attention to detail. Many of their products feature modular designs that allow for customization and adaptability in different scenarios. Unity Tactical’s products are widely used and well-regarded in the tactical gear industry.

Tons of great products to go over so here is a quick rundown of some of the new items we will be carrying!

The Unity Tactical FAST series of optic mounts provides end users with a quicker sight picture than standard height mounts. A taller centerline height provides faster/easier reticle acquisition in all conditions, but especially while wearing tactical gear, night vision goggles, gas masks, helmets, and plate carriers. Unity Tactical FAST mounts allow for more rapid visual processing of the battlefield by promoting a heads-up posture

Unity Tactical FUSION is a system of modular, multi-purpose components that provide end users unparalleled flexibility in mounting accessories to weapon platforms. It offers complete control in the attachment of lights, lasers, sights, and other equipment to achieve complete integration, optimal placement, the lightest weight, and the best economy of space. Unity Tactical FUSION provides an opportunity for making the micro adjustment to the placement of accessories, providing users the most customizable platform for setting up a complete weapon system.

In addition to these awesome lines, we will have their LPVO mounts, different buttons and light switches, and more.

Very exciting stuff!

B&T GHM9 Gen 2

The B&T GHM9 Gen2 is a compact, semi-automatic pistol. It features a polymer frame and a cold hammer-forged barrel for durability and accuracy. The GHM9 Gen2 is chambered in 9mm and has a magazine capacity of either 15 or 30 rounds with B&T magazines but we also currently have a Glock magazine option! So you can run all types of 9mm Glock magazines and the new drum mags from Magpul!

One of the standout features of the GHM9 Gen2 is its modular design, which allows users to easily change out various components to customize the gun to their specific needs. This includes the ability to switch between a suppressor-ready barrel and a standard barrel, as well as the option to add various sight systems and other accessories.

The GHM9 Gen2 also features a safe and simple blowback operation, a reversible magazine release, and a left-side charging handle that can be easily operated with either hand. The gun has a low profile and a slim design, making it well-suited for concealed carry and other close-quarters situations.

Overall, the B&T GHM9 Gen2 is a versatile and reliable firearm that is popular among shooting enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Sig Sauer Bravo 4 Battle Pack

The SIG Sauer Bravo 4 is a high-quality, versatile optic that is designed for use on a wide range of firearms. It is a 4x magnification scope that is built to withstand the rigors of tactical and shooting sports applications.

One of the standout features of the Bravo 4 is its rugged construction. It is built with a durable aluminum body that is shock-resistant and waterproof, making it ideal for use in harsh environments. The scope is also fog-proof, which is an important consideration for those who shoot in humid or foggy conditions.

The Bravo 4 also offers a number of useful features that make it a great choice for shooting enthusiasts and professionals. It has a wide field of view and large eye relief, which makes it easy to acquire targets quickly and comfortably. The reticle is also designed to be easy to see and use, with a simple crosshair design that is suitable for a variety of shooting applications. Did I mention it comes with a red dot that allows for mounting up top for close-range work? Well, it does! This pack comes with a Romeo Zero that you can mount directly on the optic.

Overall, the SIG Sauer Bravo 4 is a high-quality, durable optic that is well-suited for a wide range of shooting applications. It is built to withstand the rigors of tactical and shooting sports use, and offers a number of useful features that make it easy to use and accurate. Whether you are a shooting enthusiast or a professional, the Bravo 4 is a great choice for those who need a reliable, versatile optic.

Police Trade-Ins: The New Surplus

We are excited to let you guys know that we have a fresh batch of our LEO trade-in firearms. These trade-ins come from local law enforcement agencies and have been thoroughly inspected and refurbished to ensure they are in top condition. As a responsible gun owner, purchasing LEO trade-in is a great way to get your hands on a high-quality firearm while not breaking the bank. These trade-ins offer a unique opportunity to own a piece of history and give a second life to a well-cared-for firearm. Our LEO trade-ins include a variety of makes and models, including popular brands like Glock, Smith & Wesson, and Sig Sauer. We also have a selection of rifles and shotguns to choose from. Don’t miss out on this chance to own LEO trade-in. Stop by our store or shop online to browse our selection. Here is a quick peak into some of what we currently have!

Strike Industries SMC for the SIG P320.

A new entry into the P320 chassis world, The Strike Modular Chassifor SIG SAUER P320 by Strike Industries is THE MOST MODULAR SIG SAUER P320 CHASSIS IN THE WORLD. With the included and sold separately optional SMC parts and accessories, over 20+ configurations are possible for each user to set up exactly how they want it. Take your existing 320 FCU and complete the slide or purchase a new 320 FCU and a cool grey ghost slide or Fdez Works slide and you are good to go. Pretty cool option especially if you are not having any luck getting a Flux Raider. These give you a little more versatility, you can pick your brace/ decide if you want to run one at all. The mounting of optics has never been easier with the multi-footprint mounting system. No having to figure out what adapter plate to run, this is set up to run the major mounting footprints of the industry.