Late in the game, Smith and Wesson take a page out of Sigs Playbook.

The carry comp series was just released by Smith & Wesson. If you have not heard or are not in the loop as to what a Carry Comp is: It’s a compensated pistol that is integrated into the slide and barrel, normally you are adding a threaded barrel and a compensator. This old way would add length and weight to your firearm, now it takes your regular setup and makes it lighter by doing it all in the one system. Why? well, adding a comp you are now venting gas u against the recoil through a cut into the pistol’s slide and barrel near the muzzle. In addition to the integrated comp setup, they have added some lightening cuts and more slide serrations to get a good updated look.

The Carry Comp series will be available for 9mm across three different frame sizes; full-size, compact, and micro-compact. The full-size Carry Comp is represented with S&W’s M&P9 Metal frame, the compact Carry Comp frame is polymer, as is the micro-compact from the M&P Shield Plus line.

Here is what Smith had to say about it: ” Whether you’re looking for a new everyday carry, home defense, or training pistol, this new series has you covered. Built across full-size, compact, and micro-compact frames, Carry Comp Series pistols are chambered in 9mm and come in a variety of capacities. The Shield Plus 4-inch barrel model ships with 10-round, 13-round, and 15-round magazines that allow the user to choose their preferred combination of size and capacity, making it a versatile personal defense carry option. The M&P 2.0 4.22-inch barrel models are offered in metal and polymer frame configurations, come in a 15-round or 17-round capacity depending on your frame-size of choice, and are trusted platforms for any training or personal defense application

The M&P9 Carry Comp Series was developed with key features to improve the overall shooting experience of the user. The strategically designed Power Port™, located at the end of the barrel at the twelve o’clock position, diverts gas upwards, reducing felt recoil, which improves overall control. With optics-ready slides, if a user chooses to utilize a red dot, the new ClearSight™ Cut is designed to divert gasses away from the optic allowing the user to maintain an unobstructed view. If iron sights are preferred, these models also include a tritium front night sight and blacked-out serrated rear sight out of the box for an enhanced sight picture. Boasting a new aesthetic, M&P9 Carry Comp slides were developed with aggressively angled front and rear serrations to increase reliability and improve manipulation against tougher elements. All new Carry Comp models include flat-face trigger designs, grey Armornite© finished slides, and ship with a Performance Center Cleaning Kit.


This week we were fortunate to attend SIG NEXT. You may be asking what is that? Well: “SIG NEXT, an industry-first immersive product and brand experience unveiling the highly anticipated 2024 product offerings from SIG SAUER in pistols, rifles, optics, and ammunition.  SIG NEXT presents attendees with the rare opportunity to be the very first to experience new products and go behind the scenes and on the range with SIG developers, engineers, ambassadors, and experts.”

Josh got to see product demos and new product drops, talk to people like Lena Miculek and Tim Kennedy, and interact with Sig reps directly. Here are a couple things he got to mess with.

The new P320 Flux Legion

The LEGION Series from SIG SAUER expands to an all-inclusive P320-FLUX package. A fully modular platform comes complete with a LEGION gray FLUX chassis, P320 FCU, LEGION skeletonized trigger, and integrated compensated LEGION slide.

The P320-FLUX LEGION meshes a 9mm handgun with a PCC-style platform, bringing the speed, maneuverability, and concealability of a pistol, combined with the stability of a carbine.

Designed with feedback from the Special Operations Community, the P320-FLUX LEGION delivers a host of innovative features and enhancements, including a single-finger fast spring brace for rapid deployment, flared integral magwell, front picatinny mount for a variety of accessories, ambidextrous safety, dual mag release system, two 30-round magazines, and a non-reciprocating picatinny optic mount for endless customization.

The P365 Fuse

Full-size capability and micro-compact concealment combine with the all-new FUSE from SIG SAUER. Its 21+1 capacity meets a razor-thin 1” wide grip module for unmatched versatility and shootability. FUSE delivers the accuracy and grit of a full-size pistol with its 6 7/8” optic-ready slide, longer than any compact in its class for improved sight radius and enhanced control. Equipped with a fiber optic front sight and a 4.3” barrel, FUSE provides improved ballistic performance from today’s defensive ammunition for faster velocities and maximum expansion on target.


A new line of specially crafted pistols featuring modern design and aesthetics combined with the exceptional performance of some of SIG SAUER’s most iconic platforms. The all-steel P226-XFIVE Reserve has been designed to deliver precision and performance with a sophisticated, luxury style, featuring a high-gloss DLC polished frame, GridLOK high polish grip panels, an integrated compensator to reduce recoil, and a 3-way adjustable trigger for complete personalization.


Rugged dependability meets streamlined design with the all-new ROMEO-X Enclosed pistol red dot from SIG SAUER. Leveraging SIG’s experience developing durable red-dot technologies trusted by militaries around the world, the ROMEO-X Enclosed optimizes strength and reliability for the concealed environment.

Featuring a rugged 7075 aluminum housing with a fully enclosed, sealed, and Argon-purged optical system, the ROMEO-X Enclosed creates a rock-solid, distortion free, aiming solution for the most demanding shooters and circumstances.

Equipped with a side-mounted battery compartment and SIG SAUER’s patent-pending beryllium copper flexure system, the ROMEO-X Enclosed’s deck height is the lowest in the industry, allowing for effortless co-witness with standard height irons and is available in both PRO and COMPACT standardized footprints.

The CROSS-MAGNUM SAWTOOTH Series combines the one-piece CROSS-MAGNUM receiver with a 24” PROOF™ Research Carbon Fiber precision barrel delivering lightweight performance and extreme accuracy in a high-country hunting rifle. The CROSS-MAGNUM SAWTOOTH Series is available in 7PRC and 300PRC calibers and features an ultra-light fully adjustable PRS stock, lightweight ARCA handguard with dual sling points, and a Cerakote Moss™ finish.

How To Buy A Firearm From Us

There is alot of misinformation on what it actually takes to purchase a firearm. Media will tell you it is as easy as ordering a pizza, I wish it was. I wish I could be watching Die Hard on the couch and say “Man I want an MP5” pick up my phone and order one and have a delivery driver just drop it off. That would be lovely but this is real life and that is not how it works. So what does it take to purchase a firearm from us? Let’s take a look.

Let’s set the scene: you are on YouTube checking out the AIMSurplus channel and see a very handsome man showing off the newest arrival and it hits you…. I need to have that! Not the handsome man, the newest pistol on the market!

Now that you have narrowed down which new firearm you want and have decided to take the next step and purchase one. There are two ways you can do that from us. 1. Order online. 2. Come into our showroom if you are local. Let’s go down step 1’s path.

You purchase your firearm on the website. You go to checkout and in that process, you select what FFL Dealer you want to use. We cannot just ship a firearm to your door. So we ship to a licensed dealer of your choosing and if you do not have a set dealer in mind, we can find one for you. Then you pay, and we verify all the info, and that the dealer has an up-to-date and signed license. Your firearm ships out and your dealer gets it in a couple days. They check it in and do their process, most should be pretty similar but they call you and tell you hey it’s arrived you are ok to come fill out the paperwork. You will then do whatever the dealers’ procedures are according to their policy and state law. You clear your 4473, you are good to go. Enjoy your new firearm.

Now let’s go down route 2. You come into our showroom and at first glance a little frightened by the showroom staff. You gather your composure and realize ok they are harmless it just looks scary. I am kidding they are lovely young men. You browse the selection and see what there is in the cabinets and on the walls. You narrow down your pick and let one of the guys at the counter know what you want to purchase. They get you set up and give you a code, send you to the laptops in the showroom to start your paperwork. You fill out the 4473 and then two different routes to go. 1. you have a CCW, they see this and do not need to run a background check (Ohio runs your background check often with a CCW), or 2. you have to run a background check. If you have a valid CCW, all that is left is to pay for your purchase and you are good to go. If you are running a background check, they will need to run all the info into the system to verify you are allowed to purchase the firearm. Sometimes that can take up to an hour, our policy is that you need to stay on the property while it is in process or you can do a delay if you are short on time. Sometimes it will automatically delay it due to them being overwhelmed with requests. If you hit a delay they will update the request in a day or so and let us know you are good to go. Sometimes you can go into researching, this can happen for a variety of reasons. It’s not a bad thing, they just need to do some more research (someone could have almost the same exact name and they need to verify whos who)

After your 4473 clears, you are good to go and can enjoy your new firearm. Go home, learn the controls, and get comfortable with it. Go take classes, and get proficient with it after all it’s yours now!

See, you cannot just go grab one off the shelf and take it without anyone knowing you purchased it. If you run into any issues, shoot us an email if you are online and if you are in person, come on in and ask the guys in the showroom anything you want! They are all there to help and if its something they do not know, there is someone in the building who will know!

Safety First

There are a bunch of options on Ambi safety selectors in this day and age. Radian tends to be the king, people love the look and feel of it, and as they should it is awesome. There is a new option that rivals this in my opinion. The AERO Precision PRO Ambidextrous Safety Selector. It has a great audible click when shifting positions and it has detent style retention much like the Radian options, so no levers going rouge and flying off with loose hardware. Check them out!

Beretta APX

Beretta Striker APX for Tactical Shooting

In the dynamic landscape of firearms, where innovation and reliability are paramount, the Beretta APX emerges as a beacon of excellence. Born from a legacy of craftsmanship and precision engineering, the APX represents Beretta’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of handgun design.

With years and years of experience in firearm manufacturing, Beretta has earned a reputation for excellence and innovation. The APX builds upon this legacy, incorporating the latest advancements in materials, ergonomics, and performance to create a handgun that exceeds expectations.

At the heart of the Beretta APX is its modular design, which allows for unparalleled versatility and customization. From interchangeable backstraps to easily replaceable grip frames, the APX can be tailored to fit a wide range of hand sizes and preferences. This modular approach extends to the slide, barrel, and trigger, offering shooters the flexibility to adapt the APX to their specific needs.

Designed with input from military and law enforcement professionals, the Beretta APX prioritizes ergonomics and shooter comfort. The aggressive texturing on the grip ensures a secure hold in any conditions, while the low bore axis and optimized grip angle minimize felt recoil and muzzle rise. These ergonomic features not only enhance control and accuracy but also reduce fatigue during extended shooting sessions.

Built to meet the rigorous standards of military and law enforcement agencies, the Beretta APX delivers exceptional performance and reliability in any situation. Its robust construction, featuring a stainless steel slide and reinforced polymer frame, ensures durability and longevity. Furthermore, the APX’s striker-fired mechanism provides a consistent trigger pull and short reset, allowing for fast and precise follow-up shots.

Since its introduction, the Beretta APX has garnered widespread acclaim from shooters around the world. It has been adopted by numerous military and law enforcement agencies, attesting to its performance, reliability, and suitability for duty use. Whether it’s for self-defense, competition shooting, or professional applications, the APX has proven itself as a trusted companion.

As firearms technology continues to evolve, the Beretta APX stands at the forefront of innovation and performance. With its modular design, superior ergonomics, and proven reliability, the APX represents the pinnacle of modern handgun engineering. Whether you’re a seasoned shooter or a first-time gun owner, the Beretta APX offers a combination of versatility, comfort, and performance that is unmatched in its class.

Kick the tires and light the fires!

The Radian Afterburner Ramjet

In the world of firearms innovation, the Radian Afterburner/Ramjet stands as a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence. Combining cutting-edge design with unparalleled performance, this revolutionary muzzle device is poised to redefine the capabilities of modern firearms. Let’s delve into what makes the Radian Afterburner/Ramjet a game-changer in the world of shooting.

Developed by Radian Weapons, a company known for its commitment to quality and innovation, the Afterburner/Ramjet represents the culmination of years of research and development. Drawing inspiration from aerospace engineering principles, Radian set out to create a muzzle device that not only mitigates recoil but also enhances overall firearm performance.

At the heart of the Afterburner/Ramjet lies its unique design, which incorporates advanced gas dynamics to harness the energy generated by the firing process. The device features a series of precisely engineered ports and chambers that redirect and control the flow of gases, effectively countering recoil and muzzle rise. This results in faster follow-up shots, increased accuracy, and improved shooter comfort.

What sets the Afterburner/Ramjet apart is its ability to deliver consistent performance across various calibers and firearm platforms. Whether you’re shooting a pistol, rifle, or shotgun, the Afterburner/Ramjet enhances the shooting experience by taming recoil and minimizing muzzle movement. This allows shooters to maintain better control of their firearms, even during rapid-fire sequences or under adverse conditions.

Every aspect of the Afterburner/Ramjet is meticulously crafted to exacting standards, utilizing high-quality materials and advanced manufacturing techniques. From aerospace-grade aluminum construction to CNC machining with tight tolerances, Radian ensures that each device meets the highest standards of quality and reliability. This commitment to excellence is reflected in the Afterburner/Ramjet performance and durability, making it a favorite among discerning shooters.

As firearms technology continues to evolve, innovations like the Radian Afterburner/Ramjet pave the way for new possibilities in performance and design. By pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, Radian Weapons has set a new standard for muzzle devices, inspiring shooters to expect more from their equipment.

What does Chat GPT think about the Glock 19?

Last week in our meeting, a question came up regarding using Chat GPT for blogs. So I started with a question they asked me to ask. “Why is the Glock 19 the most popular handgun?” Here is what it said:

Title: Exploring the Phenomenon: Why the Glock 19 Reigns as the Most Popular Gun

In the vast world of firearms, where preferences are as diverse as the people who wield them, one handgun stands out among the rest: the Glock 19. With its widespread adoption by civilians, law enforcement, and military alike, the Glock 19 has earned its reputation as the epitome of versatility, reliability, and practicality. Let’s delve into why this compact powerhouse has captured the hearts of shooters worldwide.

Adaptability: The Glock 19’s size strikes a near-perfect balance between compactness and usability. It fits comfortably in most hands, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of shooters, from seasoned professionals to first-time gun owners. Its manageable size also allows for easy concealment, making it a popular choice for concealed carry.

Reliability: Glock pistols are renowned for their rugged durability and dependable performance, and the Glock 19 is no exception. Its simple, robust design minimizes the risk of malfunctions, even in adverse conditions. Whether it’s extreme temperatures, dirt, or moisture, the Glock 19 is built to keep firing when other guns might falter.

Ease of Use: One of the hallmarks of the Glock line is its user-friendly design. With its intuitive controls, minimal recoil, and consistent trigger pull, the Glock 19 is easy to learn and master, making it an excellent choice for beginners and experienced shooters alike. Additionally, its low maintenance requirements mean less time spent cleaning and more time at the range.

Versatility: From home defense to competition shooting, the Glock 19 excels in a variety of roles. Its standard magazine capacity of 15 rounds (with options for higher-capacity magazines) provides ample firepower for most situations, while its compatibility with a wide range of accessories allows for customization to suit individual preferences and needs.

Widespread Support: Glock’s popularity isn’t just due to its features; it’s also backed by an extensive support network. From aftermarket parts and accessories to training programs and community forums, Glock enthusiasts have access to a wealth of resources to enhance their shooting experience and knowledge.

Proven Performance: Over the years, the Glock 19 has earned a sterling reputation for its performance in real-world scenarios. It has been adopted by countless law enforcement agencies and military units around the world, further cementing its status as a reliable and effective firearm.

In conclusion, the Glock 19’s popularity can be attributed to its winning combination of adaptability, reliability, ease of use, versatility, and widespread support. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the world of firearms, the Glock 19 offers something for everyone. As firearms continue to evolve, one thing remains clear: the Glock 19 is here to stay, continuing to set the standard for handguns for years to come.

It’s interesting based on the way AI works, it’s not wrong but it sounds like a robot responded since there is no personal touch or personal story behind why this opinion exists.

April Showers bring…a new giveaway!

Last month we had to tear the 1301 from Kenji’s hands, a lot of tears were shed but in the end, it worked out for the best.

Now April has sprung upon us and we are going back to email signups to chose the next winner!

Head to the website and sign up if you want to win! If you are already signed up, you are already entered!