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Press Releases

Samson announces new lightweight variant for the SX rail family (+)

Keene, NH – Samson is releasing the newest model in their SX series of handguards, the SXS Lightweight.

It represents the latest in handguard technology. This incredibly light rail system weighs in at 6.8 ounces for the 13” model. While weight was the primary design criteria, the rail still had to pass deflection tests to prove it is rigid enough for professional use. Long term durability is a concern in lightweight components, so Samson chose aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum over carbon fiber.

The SXS Lightweight utilizes Samson’s patent pending Vertical Bias Mount (VBM) technology. The VBM mount offers several advantages over other mounting systems. This mounting system is rigid, straight and easy to install. The VBM barrel nut requires no clocking or shims. The clamp is captured and comes pre-installed. All shooters need to do is tighten the barrel nut to AR15 specs, slide on the handguard, and tighten the two mount screws. At that point, the clamp and alignment tabs take over to create a solid and straight installation, the first time.

The M1913 top rail is interrupted by a section of M-LOK® attachment points. While completely removing the top rail would be lighter, Samson engineers were adamant about including some rail sections; the rear for bridging optics with the receiver, and the front so shooters can install iron sights.

  • Numerous weight reduction cuts
  • Easy install Vertical Bias Mount captured clamping system
  • Free float
  • Interrupted M1913 Picatinny rail on the 12 o’clock position for front BUIS and bridging optics with the receiver
  • Ergonomic design
  • M-LOK® attachment points at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions
  • Made in New Hampshire USA
  • Material: 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Finish: MIL-A-8625 type III class 2 anodizing
  • Length: 13 and 15”
  • Inside diameter: 1.3”
  • Outside diameter: 1.5”
  • Weight: 6.8 oz. (13”)

Samson Manufacturing Announces New SX Rail System (+)

Keene, NH – Samson Manufacturing, Inc. announces the release of the new SX Rail System at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

Samson Manufacturing, an established innovator in weapon system enhancements, adds the SX Rail System to its portfolio of industry leading designs with the proprietary SX attachment system. The SX features a slim profile in available lengths from 4 to 18 inches. Options include integrated QD attachment points or slender ‘slick side’ profile, and M-LOK™, KeyMod, or 1913-style accessory mounting.

The proprietary SX clamping mechanism (patent applied for) features captive clamps which seize the supplied barrel nut from opposing directions for a vice-like effect. The result is a rock-solid mounting surface for attaching lights, lasers, optics, sling mounts and other compatible accessories.
SHOT Show attendees can view the new SX Rail at the Samson booth, number 20327 on the main level, as well as their new M-LOK™ accessories.

Media contact: Drew Irwin

About Samson Manufacturing: Samson Manufacturing is a premier manufacturer of firearms parts and accessories, providing customer solutions since 1994. Delivering American-made quality and value to the commercial, military, law enforcement and OEM markets, Samson Manufacturing has what you need when you need it.

Samson Manufacturing Announces New Lightweight Low-Profile Gas Block (+)

Keene, New Hampshire – Samson Manufacturing, a leader in AR-15 handguards, BUIS and other accessories, is pleased to announce their new Lightweight Low-Profile Gas Block for AR-15’s.

Precision machined from carbon steel and finished in manganese phosphate, it weighs-in at a mere .63 ounces. The newest low-profile gas block is available for .625” and .750” diameter barrels.

Samson’s latest gas block is designed to be fully functional in the lightest, smallest profile possible.

Sales Contact: Dave Biggers,
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About Samson Manufacturing: Samson Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of firearms parts and accessories. Using U.S.-sourced materials, Samson products are designed, developed and manufactured in Keene, New Hampshire. Delivering innovation, quality and value to the commercial, military, law enforcement and OEM markets since 1994, Samson delivers Strength Through Innovation.