I detest maintaining weapons. I’ve always believed that they ought to last as long as a Japanese sedan in terms of maintenance; just keep it topped off with ammunition, change the oil every few months, and call it good. But this is far from the truth, as anyone who has ever fired more than 200 rounds through a gun can attest. While the majority of firearms can easily fire 1,000 rounds before needing to be cleaned, performing good preventative maintenance helps keep them in working order.
Utilizing the Sig Sauer P229 Legion Pistol Suppressed Upgrade
I became like this after purchasing my first AR-15. The Bushmaster varmint rifle had a barrel and chamber that were extra-tight match-grade, which I was unaware of at the time. I only used the least expensive ammunition in the gun because I was a broke college student. This frequently led to severe malfunctions that required me to kick the back of the stock in order to unlock and clean the action while bracing the charging handle against the shooting bench. (Don’t worry, the gun was cleared, and the shot was downrange.)
My decision to abandon America’s favorite black rifle in favor of the ostensibly more dependable AKM rifles was also influenced by these personal experiences. But there was a problem with that. I fell in love with the AKM’s dependability. However, I felt as though I was missing out on the vastly superior ergonomics, simplicity of attaching an optic, and almost limitless library of aftermarket parts offered by the AR platform.
What I needed was a modular gun that reliably fired inexpensive 5.56mm ammo with the ergonomics of the AR-15. What I needed was the Sig Sauer MCX Virtus.
The Sig MCX Virtus pistol is a short-stroke-piston-driven firearm chambered in either 5.56mm NATO or 300 Blackout. It feeds from standard AR-15 or STANAG magazines and ships with a single Lancer L5 Warfighter magazine in the box.
The Virtus series MCXs are available in three major configurations: Patrol, SBR and Pistol. While the Patrol is a 16-inch-barreled carbine, the latter two configurations are available with 11.5-inch barrels in 5.56mm and 9-inch barrels in 300 Blackout. Of course, the inclusion of a stock on the SBR model is the only distinction between it and the Pistol model. This indicates that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives must be notified of its purchase.
Because I was impatient and didn’t want to wait for the NFA-required SBR model, I chose to test out the pistol version of the Virtus for this review. Don’t be misled, though; despite the Sig MCX Virtus Pistol’s classification as a handgun, it’s designed for serious work and has a ton of great features.
For instance, the M-LOK handguard is shipped with the MCX Virtus Pistol and is extremely rigid and free-floating. It is oversized, allowing you to mount a suppressor beneath it. This is excellent for shooters who want to either buy a shorter barrel or have the one that comes with it shorter. The handguard has quick-detach sling mounts on both sides near the receiver in addition to M-LOK slots. Four different mounting points are available when these are added to the QD mounts at the back of the receiver.
For this review, I added a Streamlight ProTac Rail Mount 2 to the rail along with a Magpul Angled Fore Grip. However, shooters who want to attach additional grips should exercise caution. The BATFE considers a pistol to be an Any Other Weapon (AOW) if it has a vertical grip of any kind. Therefore, if you absolutely must have a vertical foregrip added, you should either purchase a model with a 16-inch barrel or wait until you have a $200 tax stamp.
The barrel itself is cold-hammer forged and can be quickly swapped out, allowing you to change calibers and barrel length. Shooters who already own a standard MCX should take note: The MCX Virtus utilizes a second-generation MCX barrel and isn’t compatible with first-generation barrels.
Despite the gun’s short 11.5-inch barrel, the Sig Virtus Pistol proved capable of incredible feats of accuracy. Firing from a bench at 50 yards, I ran three brands of 5.56mm ammo through the MCX, each a different weight. While the Federal 55-grain M193 rounds grouped well enough for soda cans and squirrels, Sig’s 77-grain match ammo was the real showstopper. The best five-round group for these rounds measured an astounding 0.46 inches. This makes sense given the barrel’s 1-in-7-inch twist rate. The Virtus was created with precision and hard work in mind. But how specifically?
Despite the fact that 5.56mm NATO rounds have excellent soft recoil and high muzzle velocities, long-range engagements are not a good fit for the light bullets. This is because the rounds tend to be greatly affected by wind because they are so light. But it goes beyond that. The ballistic coefficients of these lighter rounds are also lower. As a result, they perform worse in windy conditions and lose velocity more quickly, delivering less energy over longer distances.
Heavy rounds with higher ballistic coefficients, such as the 62-grain M855 and the 77-grain M262, have been found to hit harder, travel farther, and retain more of their energy through light cover. This has been done to make up for it by both civilian and military shooters. What’s the catch? It sounds great. The MCX has a 1-in-7-inch twist rate because a weapon needs a faster twist rate for its barrel to adequately stable these heavier bullets.
The trigger is another feature of the new MCX pistol’s design that promotes exceptional accuracy. For its carbines and pistols, Sig has recently developed a new two-stage trigger it calls the Matchlite Duo. This trigger offers the ideal harmony of security and a gentle pull. The Matchlite Duo feels like a military trigger after a gunsmith spends an hour cleaning it up, with a clean break and smooth travel.
The Sig MCX Virtus Pistol feels luxurious right out of the box. The gun is sturdy enough to give one confidence in its durability and doesn’t shake or rattle. The semi-gloss finish feels fantastic as well. It’s tough yet beautiful, like a hybrid of Cerakote and ceramic glaze.
Speaking of how the Virtus feels, its ergonomics are superb. The Virtus goes above and beyond the AR-15-style controls I was hoping for while providing shooters with a wide range of options. For instance, the Virtus was created by Sig engineers to accept conventional AR pistol grips. Shooters can therefore install their preferred grip. I personally don’t use this option because I think the factory pistol grip is great, at least in part.
The grip has molded stippling on the side panels and linear checkering on the front- and backstraps. A little cap at the bottom of the grip holds two extra CR123 or AA batteries. Additionally, the grip has a bulky backstrap that matches the aesthetic. In order to have quicker access to the firing control group, it also enables shooters to choke up on the grip.
In relation to that, a quick check at these controls indicates that the Sig MCX Virtus Pistol was created with ambidextrous use in mind. The charging handle, magazine release, and the safety selector are all ambidextrous. Furthermore, both of these are larger to make it simpler for shooters with smaller hands to access them.
The size of the magazine release button is almost two times larger than usual. But it blends in perfectly with the receiver. Both left- and right-handed shooters, especially pros, can use the charging handle. The latches on the charging handle are perfect for quick reloads and shooters who charge the action with either their thumb and index finger or their bladed hand. Additionally, I would imagine that any failures are easy to fix because to the big latches.
I used the Sig MCX Virtus Pistol for about 500 rounds and never once did I experience a malfunction. At least 200 of these rounds were fired with either a SilencerCo Saker 762 or an Innovative Arms sound suppressor attached, though the majority of them were done so with the weapon in its stock configuration. This is significant because suppressors effectively triple the number of rounds fired by dramatically increasing the rate of receiver fouling and carbon buildup.
However, unlike a standard AR, the Virtus can be tuned by shooters to function more efficiently when a can is attached. The MCX Virtus has an adjustable gas valve that controls how much gas pressure is drawn from the barrel just behind the flash suppressor. The valve itself has two positions that can be selected: normal and suppressed. The standard setting, which is the first setting, allows for the best pressure to consistently cycle the MCX with the recommended ammunition. Because of the increased pressure brought on by the addition of a can, the suppressed setting vents less gas against the piston assembly.
Both settings performed well during testing, though the suppressed setting did produce a distinctly lighter recoil and less fouling. The Silencer Shop’s addition of an Innovative Arms suppressor didn’t affect accuracy, but it did make the gun much more fun to shoot.
In the end, the Sig MCX Virtus Pistol, like many of Sig’s creative creations, symbolizes the business’s commitment to producing better weapons. An AR-15 alternative that offers strong ergonomics, unwavering dependability, and improved accuracy is very alluring. The Sig Virtus Pistol isn’t cheap, make no mistake about that. However, it is neither intended nor inclined to be. It is a piston-driven, dependable powerhouse designed for shooters who won’t settle. Visit sigsauer.com for more details on the Sig MCX Virtus Pistol.
The Nighthawk TRS Comp Pistol
The new TRS Comp pistol from Nighthawk Custom is a full-sized, government frame 9mm double stack built around a match grade barrel and a monolithic slide. It’s built to compete and starts at $4,599.
The TRS Comp comes standard with a recon rail under the barrel and a dimpled rear cocking design that offers ample traction when racking the slide. It also sports unique dimpled frame and slide textures that match the grip pattern.
The TRS Comp is Nighthawk Custom’s first full-size pistol designed around a double stack frame. It features a 17+1 capacity and incorporates Nighthawk’s Fire Hawk compensator, which boasts a precision-designed port that reduces muzzle flip for quicker follow up shots.
This model also features a unique dimpling texture found throughout the slide and grip, which provides ample grip while being snag-free during holstering. The TRS Comp uses a 14K gold bead front sight that does an excellent job catching light, coupled with a Heinie Ledge Black rear sight for quick target acquisition.
The pistol also features Nighthawk Customs’ Interchangeable Optic System (IOS), which is a dedicated dovetail machined onto the slide and allows for optic mounting with adapters. This system allows for an interchangeable series of sight options to quickly switch rear sights in a matter of seconds.
Interchangeable Optic System
Nighthawk Custom’s Interchangeable Optic System allows a user to switch from a plate with a traditional rear sight to a red-dot optic in seconds. This feature is especially beneficial for concealed-carry practitioners who want to train with a red-dot but still carry a traditional rear sight.
Nighthawk’s unique IOS system involves milling the top rear section of their slide to interface with an interchangeable series of sight options, including a Trijicon RMR and other red-dot sights. This low-profile system also incorporates a suppressor-height rear sight as a backup to the optic’s front sight.
The TRS Comp features a match grade 5.00′′ barrel on a government sized frame with a monolithic slide, a full-length dust cover and an integrated single-port compensator. This combination reduces muzzle flip and delivers faster follow-up shots on the range, a must-have for competitive shooters.
The TRS Comp is finished in black nitride for a sleek, durable look. The lightweight aluminum trigger possesses a serrated flat face and a gold bead front sight does an excellent job catching light, providing quick target acquisition. A Heinie Ledge Black rear sight completes the package.
Match Grade Barrel
One of the most important features of any match pistol is a properly fitted barrel. A true match grade barrel will have zero play in the muzzle or at the hood, and it should glide into battery smoothly without any drag or snag on the slide.
This is achieved by carefully fitting the barrel to all of the chamber hood contact surfaces and the lower locking lug. Once this is done it will have a true target fit and shoot groups that rival a 1911 handgun.
The TRS Comp is the first Nighthawk Custom model to be designed around a double stack frame, offering 17+1 capacity and using their integrated compensator, the fire hawk. The compensator has a precision port that reduces muzzle flip and helps shooters stay on target for follow up shots.
Unique Dimpled Texture
The TRS Comp is the newest addition to Nighthawk’s line up. It is a high-end double stack 1911 that packs a 17+1 punch, as well as a lot of style and class. It also happens to be the most accurate and durable gun in its caliber. It also comes in a variety of colors and finishes, from matte black to high-shine chromium. Its crown jewel is the aforementioned patented integrated compensator, which may be the best thing to happen to your sidearm in years. It is a real head turner, especially for those who don’t usually opt for the sexy gun. The aforementioned gizmo is accompanied by a precision designed port in the rear of the slide that reduces muzzle flip without sacrificing a hefty amount of power. The aforementioned gizmo features a matching name badge aft of the slide, as well as a match-grade 5″ barrel and a full-length dust cover with accompanying nifty-fun accessory rail.
AGP Arms PC Charger Brace
The PC Charger is a pistol chambered in 9mm, and it can take Glock magazines. It is very popular and has become more of a sought-after gun than the original carbine.
Many owners of the PC Charger equip it with a brace to give it stability. This makes it a lot more shootable.
Ruger PC Charger
Ruger’s PC Charger is a pistol-caliber carbine (PCC) that combines the fun and utility of an AR style pistol with the reliability and accuracy of a high capacity AR. Designed to take both Ruger Security 9 and Glock magazines, the PC Charger is a highly customizable weapon that makes a great range gun or home defense tool.
Adding a brace to the PC Charger increases its stability and makes it more shootable. The brace can be attached to the MIL STD 1913 rail on the back of the pistol.
The SB Tactical FS1913 Brace is one of the best PC Charger braces available today. It is made of a polymer material that offers quick deployment and a lightweight profile.
This brace is perfect for a shooter who is new to pistol braces, and is looking for a compact and inexpensive option. It is also a good choice for people who are already familiar with the design and use of a buffer tube.
The AGP Arms brace kit for the Ruger PC Charger is the best way to upgrade the standard stock and barrel. The brace is the logical extension of AGP’s acclaimed pistol grip Gen 2 stock and handguard, allowing users to customize their pc charger to their own specifications. The brace is the brainchild of a dedicated team of military and law enforcement personnel, many of whom have been in the trenches for longer than most of us will ever know. Featuring a modern twist on a classic design, the brace is an understated delight. Its most prominent feature is a cleverly engineered gearbox that enables the user to rotate the entire gun by hand, and then lock it into place using a single pin. The aforementioned pin is mounted in the rear of the gun, where it is tucked under a protective cover for safekeeping. In keeping with the aforementioned design, the brace is also anodized black for a look you can be proud of.
SB Tactical is the inventor of pistol stabilizing braces. They were started in 2012 by Army veteran Alex Bosco after he designed a brace for his disabled friend so he could continue to shoot.
SB Tactical was the first to introduce adjustable pistol stabilizing braces. This was a big win for the industry and gun owners alike.
After getting pre approval from the ATF, they began selling pistol braces for AR/AK style firearms, CZ Scorpions, H&K MP5 designs, 1913 rails, and more.
The SBA3 is one of the best pistol braces on the market and offers 5-position adjustable adjustment, ambidextrous QD sling attachment points, and a Velcro strap to connect to your arm for one-handed shooting.
The SBA4 is another great choice and offers a sturdy M4-style strut, 5-position adjustable, and an integral QD sling socket. This is an excellent option for a Ruger PC Charger gun with a Glock drum, but it also works well on any pistol without a buffer tube.
Midwest Industries is a family owned and operated company that manufactures quality parts, uppers, lowers, rails, barrels, furniture and muzzle devices for AR platforms and many other firearms. They also have a number of innovative products and services that make them a great choice for those looking to upgrade their firearms.
Probably the most useful item that they manufacture is their Combat Rail Handguard in hard coat anodized 6061 aluminum. It features eight functional M-LOK slots and two anti-rotation sling swivels. Its hefty price tag might be a turn off, but its high performance and robust construction is well worth the outlay.
What you might not have known is that they also make the pc charger brace aka the FS1913. Basically the same as the name aforementioned but a lot more durable and the brace actually folds to a compact size for easy transport. They even include a nice looking sling with an integrated bottle opener to boot.
Mini Mamba – A YouTube Star With a Net Worth of $1-5 Million
Mini Mamba is a famous YouTube Star who has earned a fortune as a professional. He has a net worth of $1-5 Million at the age of 11 years old.
Mambas are venomous snakes of the family Elapidae, which also includes coral snakes and cobras. They live throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Black mambas are venomous snakes that are found in Africa. They can grow to up to 14 feet in length and are one of the longest venomous snakes in the world.
They are very fast and aggressive, and their venom is particularly deadly for humans. It takes only about 20 minutes for a bite from a black mamba to kill a person.
They live in grassland, savanna and rocky slopes of southern and eastern Africa. They are primarily diurnal and prey on small rodents. They have excellent vision and a highly developed sense of smell.
Green mambas are found in coastal areas of eastern Africa including Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa. These snakes are venomous, which makes them extremely dangerous to humans.
They are a diurnal species, which means they are active during the day. They also spend a great deal of time in the trees and rainforests of western Africa, where they live amongst the forest canopy and thickets.
This snake preys on birds, lizards and small mammals. Its venom isn’t as powerful as the venom of the black mamba or the red mamba, but it can still kill.
Green mambas breed during the rainy season. Females lay eggs, which hatch in about 10-12 weeks. Males seek out and compete for females by following a scent trail or by wrestling or dancing. These combats aren’t biting, but rather a way for the two snakes to establish dominance over each other.
The red mamba is a species of snake that lives in Africa. It is related to the black mamba and can be found in various countries throughout the continent.
It is a medium-sized snake that can grow to be 2 m long. They are mainly found in tree hollows and termite mounds.
They are very venomous and kill their prey quickly. Their venom is highly toxic and can affect the breathing, heart and muscle function of the victim.
They can also paralyze their prey, which they then swallow. They feed primarily on birds and small mammals.
The mamba is an African snake. There are four species: black mamba, green mamba, red mamba and yellow mamba.
The Eastern green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps), formerly known as the white-mouthed mamba, is a venomous snake that lives in coastal regions of East Africa. It is found from Kenya south through Tanzania, Malawi, and eastern Zambia.
The eastern green mamba is a shy snake that avoids humans when possible and only strikes if provoked or cornered. Its habitat is fragmented in parts of its range and it is listed as Vulnerable by South Africa due to habitat destruction and deforestation.
Mambas are notorious for their speed and aggression, and they come in a wide variety of species. They are a common sight in Africa’s rainforests, and all have deadly venom.
Of the four types of mambas, the most venomous and dangerous is the black mamba. Known for its lightning-fast speed, erratic behavior, and painful bite, it can strike multiple times in a matter of seconds.
Its venom is highly neurotoxic and cardiotoxic, with fasciculins present to paralyze the muscles of a bite victim. The venom can kill a victim within hours of a bite.
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