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Gun Test: The 5.56mm Sig Viktor Pistol is Built to Run



Gun Test: The 5.56mm Sig Viktor Pistol is Built to Run

I don’t like cleaning firearms. I have always believed that firearms should be given a life span similar to a Japanese car: keep it fueled up with ammo and change the oil every few month. Anyone who has run more than 200 rounds through their gun knows this is false. Good preventative maintenance is key to keeping firearms in good working order. Most guns can run around 1,000 rounds without needing to be cleaned.


Running the Enhanced Sig Sauer Legion Pistol Supressed


This was my way of getting this after I bought my first AR-15. I was unaware that the Bushmaster varmint-type rifle came with a match-grade barrel and chamber. I used the lowest-priced ammo because I was a college student. This led to malfunctions so severe I had to brace the charging handle of the shooting bench and kick back the stock to unlock the gun and clean it. This was with a clear gun that was pointed downrange.

These life experiences were also the reason I decided to forgo America’s beloved black rifle in favor AKM rifles. This was a problem. The reliability of the AKM was something I loved. But I felt that I was missing out on AR platform’s superior ergonomics, ease-of-attaching an optic, and almost endless list of aftermarket parts.

I wanted a modular gun that could reliably fire 5.56mm ammunition at a low cost and still maintain the AR-15’s ergonomics. The Sig Sauer MCX Virtus was what I needed.

Piston Powerhouse

The Sig MCX Virtus pistol is a short-stroke-piston-driven firearm chambered in either 5.56mm NATO or 300 Blackout. It can feed from standard AR-15 and STANAG magazines, and comes with one Lancer L5 Warfighter Magazine.


There are three main configurations of Virtus series MCXs: Patrol (SBR), Pistol (Pistol). The Patrol has a 16-inch barrel, but the other two configurations have 11.5-inch barrels with 5.56mm and 9 inch barrels with 300 Blackout. Only difference between the SBR model and the Pistol model is that the stock is included on the former. It must be registered with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Because I couldn’t wait to review the NFA-regulated SBR version, I decided to try the Virtus pistol version. The Sig MCX Virtus Pistol, although it is classified as a handgun is not a mistake. This blaster is designed for serious work and has many great features.

The MCX Virtus Pistol comes with an M-LOK handguard that is ultra-rigid and free-floating. You can mount a suppressor underneath it because it is large. This makes it easy for shooters to purchase a shorter barrel, or have the existing one cut down. The handguard has M-LOK slots and quick-detach mounts for slings. They are located on the opposite sides of the receiver. These mounts can be combined with the QD mounts located at the rear of receiver to give you four mounting options.

This review was completed with a Streamlight ProTac Rail Mount 2 and a Magpul Angled fore grip. However, shooters who are looking to attach additional grips should be cautious. Any vertical grip that is added to a pistol makes it an Any Other Weapon (AOW). If you absolutely need a vertical grip, either purchase a model with 16 inches barrels or obtain a $200 tax stamp.


Cold-hammer-forged barrels can be easily swapped, which allows you to change calibers or barrel lengths. Shooters with a standard MCX should be aware that the MCX Virtus uses a second-generation MCX barrel. It is not compatible with first-generation barrels.

Despite its 11.5-inch barrel, Sig Virtus Pistol was capable of amazing feats of accuracy. At 50 yards, I fired three brands of 5.56mm ammunition through the MCX. Each brand was a different weight. The Federal 55-grain M193 rounds were good enough to feed squirrels and soda cans, but Sig’s 77 grain match ammunition was the real show-stopper. The best five-round group measured 0.46 inches. This is a reasonable result considering the barrel’s twist rate of 1-in-7 inches. The Virtus was designed with precision and serious work in view. How exactly is this possible?

The 5.56mm NATO round is great for its soft recoil, high velocity and high velocity. However, they are not ideal for long-range engagements. Because the rounds are so lightweight, wind can have a significant effect on them. It’s not only that. The ballistic coefficients of lighter rounds are also lower. They are less effective in windy conditions and lose velocity faster, delivering less energy at shorter ranges.

Civilian and military shooters found that heavier rounds, with higher ballistic coefficients, like the M855 (62 grains) and M262 (77 grains), hit harder, go further, and retain more energy through light cover to compensate. This sounds great but there’s a catch. The barrel of a weapon must have a faster twist rate to be able to stabilize heavier rounds. This is why the MCX has a 1-in-7 inch twist rate.


The trigger is another aspect of the new MCX pistol that allows for excellent accuracy. The Matchlite Duo, Sig’s new two-stage trigger designed for carbines and pistols, was developed recently by the company. This trigger strikes the perfect balance of safety and light pulling. The Matchlite Duo has a smooth travel and a clean break. It feels almost like a military trigger, even though it’s been cleaned up by a gunsmith.

Additional Features

The Sig MCX Virtus Pistol immediately feels luxurious right out of the box. It doesn’t shake, rattle or vibrate and has enough weight to inspire confidence in its reliability. The semi-gloss look is amazing. It’s a mix of Cerakote glaze and pottery glaze. It’s both durable and attractive.

The Virtus is extremely ergonomic in its feel. The Virtus is a great alternative to the AR-15-style controls I was looking for. It also offers shooters many options. The Virtus was designed by engineers from Sig to work with standard AR pistol grips. Shooters can choose the grip they prefer. This feature is not necessary for me, as the factory pistol grip I used was excellent.

The grip has linear checkering at the front and backstraps, with molded stippling at the sides. A small cap at the bottom of the grip can hold two extra CR123 or AAA batteries. The grip also features a large backstrap that blends in with the design. The grip also allows shooters the ability to choke up on it for easy access to the fire control section.


Sig MCX Virtus Pistol was designed to be ambidextrous from the beginning. The safety selector is ambidextrous as is the charging handle, magazine release, and charging handle. These are also larger to make it easier for shooters with smaller hands.

The magazine release button measures nearly twice the size of the standard. It is integrated seamlessly into the receiver. Professionals and left-handed shooters alike can use the charging handle. The latches on the charging handle are ideal for fast reloads and shooters who use either the bladed-hand or thumb-and-index-finger method of charging the action. The large latches make it easy to fix any malfunctions, at least that’s what I think.

Proven Reliability

I fired approximately 500 rounds through my Sig MCX Virtus Pistol, and not one malfunction was encountered. The majority of the rounds were fired in the stock configuration. However, around 200 rounds were fired with a SilencerCo Saker762 or Innovative Arms sound suppressor. This is because suppressors significantly increase the rate at which carbon and fouling build up inside the receivers, effectively tripling round counts.

Shooters can adjust the Virtus to work more smoothly with a can attached, unlike an AR. The MCX Virtus has an adjustable gas valve, which regulates the barrel’s gas pressure. It is located just behind the flash suppressor. The valve can be clicked into either normal or suppressed positions. The standard setting allows for the best pressure to cycle the MCX reliably with the proper ammunition. Because of the higher pressure created by the addition of a can, the suppressed setting releases less gas against the piston assembly.


The gun performed well in both settings, but the suppressed setting resulted in a noticeably lower recoil and less fouling. Although the Silencer Shop provided an Innovative Arms suppressor, the accuracy of the gun didn’t change. However, it made the gun more fun to shoot.

The Sig MCX Virtus Pistol is, as many other innovative designs by Sig, a testament to the company’s commitment to making better weapons. Combining solid ergonomics, reliability, and greater accuracy makes the Sig MCX Virtus Pistol a tempting alternative to AR-15. The Sig Virtus Pistol doesn’t come cheap, but it is very affordable. It’s not intended or inclined to be. It is a reliable piston-driven powerhouse for shooters who aren’t willing to compromise. Visit for more information on the Sig MCX Viktor Pistol.


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The Nighthawk TRS Comp 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.

Integrated Compensator

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.


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AGP Arms PC Charger Brace



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.

AGP Arms

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

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

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.


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Mini Mamba – A YouTube Star With a Net Worth of $1-5 Million



Mini Mamba

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 mamba

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 mamba

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.

Red mamba

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.

Yellow mamba

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.

Blue mamba

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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