2024 NRA Show: Must Have Gear and Ammo

The 2024 NRA Exhibits in Dallas, Texas, offered a lot more than just a dizzying array of hands-on experience with firearms. Among the dozens of gun manufacturers were just as many, if not more, ammunition and firearm accessory producers displaying their latest and greatest products. While there are plenty of must-have accessories and gear already on the market, creative minds always seem to find new ways to address areas where current products fall short of market demands. While not all-inclusive, here are a few products from the 2024 NRA showroom floor that are must-have accessories — or ammunition — for any serious gun owner.

Slip 2000 MagCamWizard

Slip 2000’s products are synonymous with quality firearm lubrication and gun care. While I have a plethora of different lubricants and cleaning supplies on standby, Slip 2000 lubricants remain the go-to for my duty and self-defense firearms. While Slip 2000’s name correlates with firearm care and maintenance, I was intrigued by a new product displayed at their booth for the 2024 NRA Show — the MagCamWizard. If you own a Glock, the MagCamWizard is a godsend for maintaining and working on Glock magazines.

My daily carry is almost always some kind of Glock chambered in 9mm or .40 S&W. After months of carry and multiple range sessions, the firearm, and magazines need to be cleaned and inspected. Glock magazines are exceptionally reliable but not failproof. Dirt, rocks, sticks, and mystery gunk find creative ways to gum them up. Accordingly, proper maintenance entails disassembling your magazines. Unfortunately, Glock magazines just suck to take apart. The scars on my hands serve as evidence, along with testimony from anyone who’s tried to disassemble a Glock magazine. Thankfully, Slip 2000 now offers the MagCamWizard.

Slip2000 MagCamWizard
Slip 2000 built their reputation around outstanding gun care and lubricant products. With the MagCamWizard, they’ve made maintenance and servicing your Glock mags even easier at an affordable price.

The MagCamWizard is an ingeniously simple product for base plate removal on 9mm and .40 caliber Glock double-stack magazines. After a brief demonstration from Slip 2000’s representatives, I was immediately sold and tried my hand at it. In a few seconds, I disassembled a Glock magazine with little effort and no cussing — definitely a first for me. With an MSRP of $29.95 or less than the cost of one Glock mag, this is money well spent. Trust me, you won’t regret adding this to your range bag. I certainly haven’t.

Fiocchi Hyperformance Hunt Handgun Ammunition

While the 2024 NRA Show included quite a few new ammo options, Fiocchi’s Hyperformance Hunt line of handgun ammunition definitely earned its place here. While I’ve used Fiocchi ammunition on the range for years, I never looked much into their defensive and hunting ammo. However, Fiocchi’s new Hyperformance Hunt Handgun ammunition grabbed my attention.

2024 NRA Show Fiocchi Hyperformance Hunt Ammo
From left to right top: .357 Magnum, 10mm Auto, .44 Magnum, and .45 Colt gelatin blocks. Lower left: 10mm Auto projectile in ballistics gelatin.

Fiocchi’s newest product for the 2024 NRA Show centered around providing high-performance handgun ammunition against the large game—predator and prey alike. The Hyperformance Hunt Handgun ammunition utilizes all-copper Barnes XPB bullets for superior weight retention and penetration. I’ve hunted with Barnes projectiles for years with impressive and consistent performance. Fiocchi’s Hyperformance Hunt Handgun lineup currently includes 140-grain .357 Magnum, 155-grain 10mm Auto, 225-grain .44 Magnum, and 200-grain .45 Long Colt. While the bullets may seem light, the all-copper construction means better terminal weight retention and faster velocities. Fiocchi’s booth prominently displayed four ballistics gelatin blocks shot with Hyperformance Hunt ammunition. The permanent wound channel on each block and associated penetration depths removed any doubt about the ammunition’s performance. While I don’t currently have an MSRP for Hyperformance Hunt Handgun, I plan on picking up a few boxes for my Smith & Wesson Model 69 and 29 as soon as they hit the shelves. This round is definitely a performer.

Streamlight TLR-7 HL-X

Streamlight flashlights have long been a dominant presence in the illumination market. For personal and professional use, I’ve only ever relied on Streamlight and Surefire lights. Sure, there are other manufacturers, but those two companies have provided me with products that I’ve relied on to keep me safe for over a decade. For the 2024 NRA Show, Streamlight piqued my interest with their new TLR-7 HL-X.

Streamlight TLR-7 HL-X 2024 NRA Show
The Streamlight TLR-7 HL-X is a powerhouse compact light with Streamlight’s SL-B9 USB-C rechargeable batteries,

The Streamlight TLR-7 HL-X is a continuation of Streamlight’s compact TLR-7 line. The HL-X is astoundingly bright. With two modes — 500 lumens at 11,000 candela or 1,000 lumens at 22,000 candela, it seems unbelievable they packed that much light into such a small package. However, they definitely pulled it off. The TLR-7’s rear activation switches found favor with me compared to the classic TLR-1 series switches and operated the same regardless of hand dominance. The TLR-7 HL-X operates on one CR123A (1.5 hours at 500 lumens) or one rechargeable USB-C SLB9 battery (30 minutes at 1,000 lumens). Streamlight also integrated a battery removal system that doesn’t require removing the light body from the firearm. I’m hopeful that Streamlight integrates the TLR-7 HL-X’s features into future weapon light generations. Regardless, the TLR-7 HL-X is an impressively powerful weapon light in a concealable package, and, best of all, it’s affordable with a starting price of around $165 in black or $170 in FDE.

Amend2 G-17 Gen3 and 6.5 PRC AICS Magazines

Based out of Idaho, Amend2 is a growing manufacturer of a wide selection of pistol and rifle magazines. In all honesty, I have little firsthand experience with them, but heard some good feedback from those acquainted with their mags. For the 2024 NRA Show, Amend2 introduced their third generation Glock 9mm magazine. Some of the improved features incorporated a stronger polymer to withstand abuse and a redesigned base plate for added durability. While toying with the mag, I noticed the follower’s movement was exceptionally smooth. Amend2 said there will be no pricing changes with the Gen3 Glock mags, which currently sell for $16.99 (18-round) and $20.99 (34-round).

2024 NRA Show Amend2 New Mags
The Amend2 6.5 PRC AICS three-round magazine (left and middle pictures) and the Generation Three Glock 9mm double stack magazine with a redesigned base plate and new polymer (right pictures).

In addition to releasing their latest generation of Glock magazines, Amend2 also introduced an AICS-compatible magazine for the 6.5 PRC. With a three-round capacity, this magazine includes an anti-tilt self-lubricating follower and non-memory spring. The MSRP for the 6.5 PRC AICS magazine is $32.99.

MagPul DT and Upgraded MOE Series AR-15 Stocks

MagPul has long been synonymous with quality polymer magazines and components. Frankly, they really don’t need an introduction with such an impressive pedigree. At the most recent SHOT Show, MagPul released new translucent AR-15 mags and a host of other gear. After such a showing, I didn’t expect them to have much, if anything, released at the 2024 NRA Show. Fortunately, I was wrong.

MagPul DT Stocks
The new DT Carbine (upper left) and DT-PR (bottom) stocks are Magpul’s latest offerings. MagPul’s new MOE PR stock is pictured at the upper right.

For the 2024 NRA Show, Magpul introduced their DT line of AR-15 stocks by merging the best features from their SL and CTR stocks. The DT line integrates a re-engineered locking mechanism that reduces, if not eliminates, the annoying slop between the stock and buffer tube. After playing with a couple of setups, I felt they were easily adjustable and, once set in a position, didn’t budge in the slightest. For the DT line, MagPul offers a carbine as well as a “PR” (Precision Rifle) option. The DT-PR stock is aesthetically pleasing in a Barrett M82 kind of way and could be hung on a wall as modern art. However, don’t let aesthetics fool you. It’s just as functional as it is appealing. The DT line includes QD studs and a vertical M-LOK slot for whatever needs may arise. DT stocks start at $64.95 MSRP. MagPul has also introduced upgraded carbine and PR stocks with their budget-friendly MOE line starting at $44.95 MSRP. Yet again, MagPul serves everyone’s needs and budget at the core of their products.

Tom Stilson began his firearms career in 2012 working a gun store counter. He progressed to conducting appraisals for fine and collectible firearms before working as the firearms compliance merchant for a major outdoor retailer. In 2015, he entered public service and began his law enforcement career. Tom has a range of experience working for big and small as well as urban and rural agencies. Among his qualifications, Tom is certified as a firearms instructor, field trainer, and in special weapons and tactics. If not on his backyard range, he spends his time with family or spreading his passion for firearms and law enforcement.

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