For the last month or so, we’ve been focusing hard on our “new products” list, pushing our R+D out ahead of our increased production capacity. To get there, we’re putting a lot of hours on a 3D printer, running off and testing one prototype after another. Barring major breakdowns, the following should debut between now and the end of the year:
Prototype of our new basepad for the Cannik TP9.
1. Canik 140mm basepad (pre-order here: http://taylorfreelance.com/shopping/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34&products_id=247). The Canik has a growing fan club within practical shooting and defensive circles, and Canik drivers have been calling, asking for help. Our latest takes the excellent Canik 18-round magazine out to 22+1 capacity within the USPSA/3-Gun 140mm limit. That’s a huge improvement in firepower! As the on-line chat boards will tell you, there are a lot of parts made for the CZ and the SIG that “sorta” fit the Canik — but our parts ACTUALLY fit, without breaking any rules.
3. Accuracy International +2. Our first venture into Precision Rifle Series accessories parts turns the common 10-shot AI .308 mag into a 12-shot, helping eliminate the need for time-consuming reloads.
Changing gears: My daily life involves mass-produced polymer and machined steel firearms. This weekend I got to hunt pheasants with the men of my family using a hand-engraved Grade IV Ithaca side-by-side in 16 gauge. It belonged to my great-grandfather, and was given to me by my late grandfather many years ago. Using this hand-made 1920’s gem offers a step back in time for “modern gun” shooters like me. Dual triggers, drop-down cocking indicators, figured pistol-grip walnut stock, antique ivory bead sight, extractors with empty-shell ejectors, it has everything you’d want in a gun from that period — and it’s made by American gunsmiths. It kills birds like the purpose-built machine that it is, but if FEELS totally different than a modern auto or O/U double. I have some excellent modern shotguns, but none is as beautiful or as thought-provoking as this.
Something new for our CZ using customers. Our CZ-75 extensions are now available in red. Push your mags out to the maximum overall length allowed in 3-Gun with our extensions. Legal for USPSA and 3-Gun matches alike, these extensions DO NOT come off in use, yet are easy to disassemble with the help of a large Allen key.
Our new HK Overdrive Magwells are now in stock. Totally new, the HK VP 9/40 version of our “Overdrive” magwell optimizes what you want in a competition-style magazine funnel:
*Legal for all the pistol games that allow magwells (1 5/8″ wide at widest point)
*Milled from 6061 aluminum billet
*Accepts factory magazines
*Textured for “grippiness” where you want it, smooth where you don’t
*Maximized funnel area
*Available in bright aluminum, black-, or red-anodize
Check them out in our store… http://taylorfreelance.com/shopping/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13&products_id=239