Helios Bench Video Atlas Gunworks IDPA Legal 2011 Style Pistol
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– Hey everybody, Adam Atlas Gunworks

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debuting the new Helios IDPA gun.

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Four and a quarter inch slide and barrel,

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um, give you that commander length

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but it allows us to run a bull barrel.

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This is a better set-up than um,

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than running a little longer
I think with a bushing barrel.

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The weight distribution on this gun,

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slide weight’s perfect match
with a short dust cover.

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Some new rule changes allow us to do this.

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The new Cheely E2 aluminum grip works well

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and allows us to make weight.

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Um, Keplar trigger and
then our thumb safety.

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Our new thumb safety
actually puts your hand

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pointed up a little bit,
gives you a lot of room

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for that second hand to
get way high on the gun,

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give you a good positive grip.

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(gun clicks)

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Um, Of course our trigger is set-up.

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So you know, nice two pound trigger.

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(click)

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Um, and then our slide lock,

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which is kind of is the
reason that these guns are um,

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are coming out now and not before now.

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The issue with these guns
has always been getting

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the guns to slide lock

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(gun metal clinks)

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and so a nice pause of
slide lock engagement.

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That comes with two parts.

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One, we’ve got a nice,
perfect um, engagement shelf

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on our new slide stop

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built for the new STI followers.

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So STI upgrade their followers recently.

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We’ve got two versions of this.

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The newest version has
this little circle holes

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in them and you’ll need those.

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And then the springs from
STI are a tad underpowered

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so we went out and had springs
made that are overpowered.

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(gun metal clinks)

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So we’ve got overpowered STI
spring with their new follower,

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in conjunction with our slide stop,

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you get a nice, positive lock back.

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And then, for guys in
the ten round states,

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um, we make the 126 mags

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uh, and the 140 mags.

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We make these base plates.

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So these plates pin in here,

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this is one for a 140
so it’s a little longer

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but we, for the 126 we’ll trim this down

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and it blocks you out at 10 rounds.

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So there’s 10 in here now.

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(click)

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That’s what nine looks like.

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And we can’t get an
eleventh round in there.

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So, If you need to be compliant

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in a New York, Connecticut,
New Jersey state

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126 round mags, same set-up internally

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using the same parts so you
don’t need any special parts.

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You just need that locker plate

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(gun clicking, bullets falling)

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and then two lock back.

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So there’s the new Helios.

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Um, the ideal IDPA gun.

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This one doesn’t have a
magwell on it, but you can run,

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they make an IDPA
magwell that fits the box

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and if you’re gonna do a
different sport with it,

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they actually make a bigger magwell.

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Um and then they also
make some heavy magwells.

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So lots of options on the
magwells and some more

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magwell options are on their way.

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Um, it’s um…

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A couple are coming in to 2019 right now.

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So by the end of 2019, there will

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be a whole bunch of magwell
choices for this gun.

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But, super good gun and it makes weight.

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So, We’ll just check on the,

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verify we’re under the 43 ounce rule.

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Gun by itself is 39, throw in a Magwell,

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you’re still staying under 40 in aluminum.

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So, there it is,

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the new Atlas Helios IDPA gun.

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