A locking case including a base and a lid includes a latch recess integrated into an outer profile of the case, and a latch installed within the latch recess. The latch includes a latch handle including a first end, rotatably coupled with the lid, and a second end including an end protrusion configured for removably engaging with a first portion of the base. The latch also includes a passthrough feature for accommodating a lock mechanism therethrough. The latch handle is larger than the locking mechanism. The latch recess fully accommodates the latch and most or all of the lock mechanism therein when the second end of the latch handle is engaged with the first portion of the base and the lock mechanism is installed through the passthrough feature such that the latch and the lock mechanism do not substantially protrude from the outer profile of the case.
E05C 3/24 - Fastening devices with bolts moving pivotally or rotatively with latching action with operating handle or equivalent member moving otherwise than rigidly with the latch the bolt being spring-controlled in the form of a bifurcated member
F41C 33/06 - Containers for carrying smallarms, e.g. safety boxes, gun cases
A45C 13/18 - Devices to prevent theft or loss of luggage or bags
E05B 47/06 - Controlling mechanically-operated bolts by electromagnetically-operated detents
E05B 65/52 - Other locks for chests, boxes, trunks, baskets, travelling bags, or the like
An organizer system for use with a case including a base and a lid configured to be matingly coupled together for containing an object therein is disclosed. The organizer system includes a panel system including at least one panel, the at least one panel including a plurality of cutouts formed therein, and a plurality of mounting blocks, each one of the plurality of mounting blocks including a block body and at least one stud. The stud is configured to be removably insertable into one of the plurality of cutouts. When the mounting blocks are inserted into the cutouts adjacent to the object then the base and the lid are coupled together, the panel system and the mounting blocks cooperate to prevent shifting of the object within the case. A method for storing an object in a case using an organizer system is also disclosed.
A round-counting magazine may include a housing, the housing having a proximal end and a distal end. It may further include a follower having at least one magnet, a plurality of indentations formed in a first channel on a first side of the housing, wherein each indentation comprises a magnetic sensor, and wherein the first channel is positioned adjacent a path of the at least one magnet when the follower moves along a length of the housing. The magazine may further include at least one side cover positioned over the first channel and thereby protecting the magnetic sensors. A floor plate assembly on a bottom of the magazine may include a floor plate including a receptacle and a lock plate, where the receptable is shaped and sized to receive at least one power source and at least a portion of the lock plate.
A safety selector lever assembly may include a selector core comprising an elongated section having a curved and at least one angled face, a first and second extension positioned on opposing ends of the selector core, each comprising an extension aperture, and wherein the elongated section is positioned between the first and the second extensions, a plurality of levers, each comprising: a proximal and distal end, a recess for receiving one of the first and the second extension, a pin aperture, a pin, wherein at least a portion of the pin can pass through the first pin aperture and the extension aperture, and wherein rotation of the levers to a first position enables firing of the firearm and rotation to a second position precludes firing of the firearm.
Leaf springs for use in a firearm magazine are described. The leaf springs comprising an inner edge, an outer edge, and a channel, and configured to facilitate movement of cartridges within a feed tower of the firearm magazine. The leaf springs can be in a flexed or unflexed position, wherein downward movement of the cartridges in the feed tower outwardly flex the leaf springs into the flexed position to facilitate downward translation of the cartridges by forcing the inner edge of the leaf springs away from the cartridges, and in the unflexed position, the inner edge of the leaf springs is parallel or substantially parallel to an edge of the cartridges in the feed tower.
This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus for a quick-release adapter between two tripod/bipod/monopod interfaces, wherein a clamping side of the adapter is configured to clamp onto two different types of interfaces or rails such as Area and Picatinny/Weaver/NATO. The quick-release adapter may comprise: a proximal wing: a distal wing: a body arranged between the proximal and distal wings; and a threaded rod extending between threaded apertures in the proximal and distal wings and through a non-threaded aperture in the body.
F16B 2/12 - Clamps, i.e. with gripping action effected by positive means other than the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening external, i.e. with contracting action using sliding jaws
F16B 2/14 - Clamps, i.e. with gripping action effected by positive means other than the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening using wedges
BACK-UP SIGHTS WITH COMPACT APERTURE, CENTERING SIGHT POST, AND MINIATURIZED WINDAGE DETENT MECHANISM
A sighting system for a firearm and related methods are disclosed. The sighting system has front and rear flip-up sights, wherein the front sight comprises a flip-up portion having an aperture through which a sight post can partially extend; a knob comprising one or more notches on a first side and the sight post extending from a second side; at least one detent arranged to face and interact with the one or more notches. The knob is configured to rotate about a first axis, where the rotation causes the sight post to move in a first direction along the first axis; tilting of the knob in a second direction based on the detent interfacing with the notches; and tilting of the sight post in the second direction, thereby forcing at least a portion of the sight post to press against the aperture, or a combination thereof.
This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus for a magazine assembly for a firearm, the magazine assembly comprising: an elongated housing, a spring positioned in an interior of the housing, a first and second plate at a proximal end of the housing, at least one follower configured to support one or more cartridges and move or slide within the housing based on a compression and decompression of the spring, one or more feed lips positioned at a distal end of the housing, the one or more feed lips adapted to prevent upward movement of a topmost of the one or more cartridges until a bolt or slide chambers the topmost of the one or more cartridges, and wherein the topmost cartridge is arranged off-center from the bolt of the firearm so as to increase an engagement or overlap between the bolt and the topmost cartridge.
This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus for a follower assembly comprising one or more dummy cartridges, the first thereof comprising an angled follower platform that when pressed between the follower spring and a final live cartridge in the magazine, rotates to a first side of the magazine and enhances follower interaction with a slide lock mechanism. The follower platform may also be angled back to front to further enhance this interaction. The follower platform may include a protruding heel extending laterally from a front portion of the first side of the follower platform configured to interface with the slide lock mechanism. A rear stop may extend from a rear portion of the first side and interface with a downward-facing surface of the magazine near the feed end, wherein contact between these two surfaces causes a front end of the first dummy cartridge to rotate upward.
A magazine and methods of manufacturing the magazine are described. The magazine may comprise an elongated casing or feed tower having at least a distal end and a proximal end, and two sides longer than the distal and proximal ends, a follower having a tab extending toward one of the two sides (or proximal or distal end), and a bolt catch mechanism arranged at least partially inside and near a top of the elongated casing or feed tower, where the tab is arranged to contact and bias upward the bolt catch mechanism into a position configured to engage a bolt catch or slide stop of a firearm that the magazine is engaged with. In some embodiments, the magazine assembly may comprise a drum magazine assembly.
This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus for detecting and displaying a number of rounds in a firearm magazine comprising a maximum number of N rounds. The magazine may comprise a follower, magnets on the follower, and
The present disclosure describes a foldable firearm that collapses into a folded state under spring pressure. The foldable firearm may include a foldable grip assembly. The foldable grip assembly may include a foldable pistol grip, a foldable trigger assembly, a folding bar, and a foldable hand stop. The foldable grip assembly may fold into the top shell of the foldable firearm. The foldable firearm may also include an ambidextrous charging handle assembly that may include a bottom portion, a top portion, a guide bar, and two opposing charging handles. The charging handles may be pulled to unfold the foldable firearm, and/or butterflied such that pivoting one charging handle causes the other charging handle to pivot. The first-pivoted charging handle may then be pulled rearwards to unfold the firearm. The first-pivoted charging handle may then be pulled further rearwards to rack the slide of the foldable firearm.
F41A 3/72 - Operating handles or levers; Mounting thereof in breech-blocks or bolts
F41A 35/06 - Adaptation of guns to both right and left hand use
F41A 7/00 - Auxiliary mechanisms for bringing the breech-block or bolt or the barrel to the starting position before automatic firing; Drives for externally-powered guns; Remote-controlled gun chargers
F41A 19/00 - Firing or trigger mechanisms; Cocking mechanisms
F41A 11/04 - Articulated or collapsible guns, i.e. with hinged or telescopic parts for transport or storage
This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus for a bipod having pivot and cant functionality built into a unified cant/pivot assembly, housing, and pivot block. Rotation of a locking knob under the housing can gradually increase or decrease friction of the cant and pivoting degrees of freedom. The legs can be stowed approximately 90° rotation from a deployed position, and locking and releasing of this rotation is made possible via depression of a button that also acts as a locking detent that directly interacts with and locks or releases the legs for rotation. In the stowed position, the button can be backdriven and thus the legs can be deployed without depressing the button. A pivot block can also be raised and rotated 180° to lock in a given pivot setting.
A firearm suppressor cover assembly and method of protecting a user while firing a weapon are disclosed. The cover assembly has an insulating cover assembly, a one or more clamps, one or more standoffs per clamp, and an optional heat shield. The standoffs are coupled to the one or more clamps and in contact with the insulating cover assembly thereby forming an air gap between the suppressor and the insulating cover assembly. The heat shield may be arranged within the air gap.
An anti-rotational quick disconnect socket system for a firearm is disclosed. The system has an anti-rotational quick disconnect socket (QD socket) and a recess in a housing of a firearm. The recess is shaped to slidingly receive and seat the socket, and has a protrusion extending inwardly from the outer confines of the recess. The socket has a proximal end with a socket entry, a distal end, and a brace extending therebetween. The protrusion is engaged with the first brace to prevent rotation of the socket relative to the recess. The system has a gap between a proximal surface of the first protrusion and a distal surface of the socket entry.
This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus for a selectable barrel support that can be inserted into a forend of a firearm stock to support a first barrel type and flipped, rotated, or otherwise moved to support a second barrel type (or third or fourth barrel types). Bull and tapered barrels are examples of two barrel types that the selectable barrel support can be used to support. The selectable barrel support enables a firearm owner or gunsmith to exchange barrel types on a firearm without having to switch out the firearm stock.
A follower for a firearm magazine is provided. In some embodiments, the follower has: a platform shaped to interface with a firearm cartridge; a first side face extending longitudinally from the platform and having a first end opposing the platform; and a second side face extending longitudinally from the platform and having a second end opposing the platform. The first side face and the second side face may define a receiving space for receiving at least a portion of a magazine spring. At least one of the first end and the second end may have a nonlinear profile shaped to translate a lateral spring force into a longitudinal spring force.
A stock-to-firearm interface for mounting a stock to a firearm is disclosed. In one example, a stock-to-firearm interface for mounting a stock to a firearm is provided. The stock-to-firearm interface may have a proximal end, and a distal end shaped to interface with a recess in a firearm. The distal end may have a modifiable firearm mount shaped to at least partially fit within the recess, and may have an adjustable maximum profile. The stock-to-firearm interface may mount one of a folding stock and a fixed stock to a firearm.
A padded strap is provided, which comprises a unitary strap member forming a tube and an inserted pad. The unitary strap member has at least two sections, at least one of the sections configured to form a pad casing section which can retain the inserted pad, and the another section comprising a substantially flat section abutting the pad casing section. The area between the pad casing section and the substantially flat section comprises a hollow, tapering transition area. The unitary strap member comprises at least one sealable opening at an end of the unitary strap member. The inserted pad is inserted through the sealable opening and retained in the pad casing section, and the pad is comprised of at least one outer layer of resilient, low-friction material and a cushioning layer.
A system and method for using a firearm magazine are described. One embodiment includes a firearm magazine assembly. The assembly has a polymer housing and a follower assembly comprising a follower, a spring, and an insert. The assembly also has a floorplate removably engaged with the proximal end of the housing and the insert. The follower assembly comprises a compressed configuration and an extended configuration relative to the housing, a compression limiter, and an extension limiter. The compression limiter prevents the spring from over-compression, and the extension limiter prevents the spring from forcing the follower against the feed lips.
A drum magazine assembly and methods are described. A drum assembly has a follower assembly, a drum body, a spring assembly, and a feed tower assembly. The follower assembly biases cartridges towards an exit of the feed tower assembly. The follower assembly has a plurality of dummy cartridges, the plurality of dummy cartridges having a leading dummy cartridge and a last dummy cartridge, and a plurality of links including a leading link and a last link. The last dummy cartridge rotates relative to the last link and the leading link, and the leading dummy cartridge has a bolt catch engagement feature.
A follower for a firearm magazine is disclosed, with a platform that may support a cartridge and has a top surface defining a plane and a bottom surface. The front end may be coupled to a front portion of the platform and engage a spring and a magazine body. The interior surface of the front end may be substantially perpendicular to the bottom surface of the platform and form an obtuse angle with the plane of the platform. The rear end may be coupled to a rear portion of the platform and engage the spring and the magazine body. The interior surface of the rear end may be perpendicular to the bottom surface of the platform and form an acute angle with the plane of the platform. The front end may extend further below the platform than does the rear end.
A new interface for a magazine follower (20) and floor plate (10) is used to provide greater stability to the round stack and a more sturdy system overall. The floor plate (10) is designed with two opposite legs, the rear (24) being shorter than the front leg (22) so as to facilitate travel throughout the magazine and clearing of accumulated dirt and debris. The floor plate (10), in one embodiment, utilizes a lock plate (12) that is shaped and sized to become a shoe for the compressed spring (3) and associated follower (20). In an alternate embodiment, the floor plate (30) itself serves the purpose and, with provided teeth (36, 38), directly fastens to the magazine casing (2) at notches (6, 8) manufactured in the magazine casing for that purpose. Other enhancements to the magazine include at least one matrix of divots (5) to provide a paint surface, an over-insertion stop and lower rear geometry to aid in clearing debris and grit.
The present invention is a lockable snap-clip fastener (10) with two spring-biased jaw members (12, 14) and a slidable locking bar (16). The same spring (13) that biases the jaws (12, 14) holds the locking bar (16) in position. Since the bar (16) is held in either the locked or unlocked position, it is more secure and must be positively actuated in order to transition from one configuration to the other.
The firearm fore grip for use with a firearm having a barrel extending along a bore axis and an attachment rail operatively associated with the barrel and extending along the bore axis. The firearm fore grip comprises a base configured to engage an attachment rail, the base having a leading and a trailing end. A first hand contact surface is configured to extend substantially parallel to the attachment rail from the leading end of the base. A second hand contact surface extends from the first hand contact surface intermediate a leading and trailing ends of the base at an obtuse angle relative to the first hand contact surface.
The present invention is an improved firearm (10) with enhanced features over the prior art. The firearm (10) comprises a new assembly of upper an lower receivers (14, 16), an improved short stroke gas piston system (19), an improved charging handle (519) and assembly, an ambidextrous magazine release (116), an adjustable cheek riser (212), a square bolt catch (60, 62) and other features. Together, these feature create a new firearm (10) assembly that is an improvement over the prior art.