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MagPod’s Are Here!!

Posted on December 18th, 2014 by ar15news

A MagPod is basically a replacement floor plate for your Gen 1 and Gen 2 Magpul PMAGs. This upgrade creates a stable platform to aid in using your magazine as a monopod while shooting in the prone without the need of a bipod and can also help you with shooting off of alternative surfaces such as rocks or slippery surfaces. As you can see in the photos below it creates enough of a stable platform that it can help the rifle stand up on its own.

I know we’ve all seen pictures of AR with MagPod’s on them for quite some time but up until these last few days they have not been available for purchase. MagPod has a network of dealers and some of them started taking pre-orders on them last week. My buddy over at VF Gunrunners has them in-stock and ready to ship at probably the best deal going on these. He’s offering the 3-pack of MagPod’s for just $19.95 with FREE SHIPPING at www.VFGunrunners.com.

MagPod For Sale 1

MagPod For Sale 1

I’ve also included the MagPod Dealer list below in case you have your own favorite retailer. I did notice that not all of them have the MagPod up on their website though.

Battle Arms Development
BlackPoint Tactical
Brownells, Inc.
F3 Tactical, Inc.
Griffon Industries
Gun Gallery Inc.
Harris Tactical
Joe Bob Outfitters.com
King Shooters Supply
Rainier Arms
SKD Tactical
The Armory Inc.
The Gun Vault Utah
Tactical Distributors
VF Gunrunners
Weapon Outfitters

Christmas Sale – American Defense Mfg

Posted on December 18th, 2014 by ar15news

American Defense Manufacturing is running a sale now through Jan 1, 2015. No coupon codes needed. Get 10% OFF and Free Shipping on all domestic orders. This is a great way to get a deal on some of the best optic mounts on the market. Whether you’ve been looking for a new mount for your Red Dot or Scope, they have you covered. Not to mention they carry a ton of other items and accessories as well. Purchase at www.ADM-MFG.com.

620 American Defense Mfg Memorial Day Sale 1This is my Vortex Viper PST 1-4 optic in an American Defense Mfg mount.

American Defense Mfg Christmas Sale 620

Innovative GunFighter Solutions – Christmas Sale

Posted on December 18th, 2014 by ar15news

Innovative GunFighter Solutions is offering 15% OFF ALL SLIDE & FRAME WORK through the end of Decemeber!! You can get just your slide done like on my personal Glock 19 in the first picture below, just the frame or get both done like in the second pic. These guys do amazing work as you can tell from the pictures. Discount is taken off at checkout. Take a look at all of the awesome packages they offer on their website at www.InnovativeGunfighterSolutions.com. IGFS is also offering Gift Certificates now which would make great Stocking Stuffers.

IGFS Slide Serrations

IGFS Slide and Frame Custom Modifications Glock

NEW!! Battle Arm Dev. BAD-EMR (Enhanced Magazine Release)

Posted on December 17th, 2014 by ar15news

Battle Arms Development has released their new BAD-EMR (Enhanced Magazine Release) just in time for the holidays. The BAD-EMR is a magazine release button that has been machined from a solid piece of 7075-T6 aluminum.

Battle Arms Dev EMR 2

It does not have the typical hole all the way through it like your standard magazine release button does which allows it to stand a bit taller. The face of the BAD-EMR also has been modified with a shallow V-shape that helps center the finger on it as well as horizontal grooves that give you good tactile feedback as well as add a grippier surface for ensuring activation of the mag release. On the back of the BAD-EMR you’ll also notice there are two small machined holes that help make it a bit more light weight. 

Battle Arms Dev EMR 1

Precision CNC Machined for billet 7075-T6 Aluminum (not 6061) with an anodized finish, the BAD-EMR features an unique, fully solid “V” shaped button face with horizontal serrations (no thru hole).

The concave V-Groove button face offers excellent ergonomic feel and self-centers the index finger as pressure is applied.  The horizontal, parallel serrations helps slippage in the vertical orientation while minimizing drag in the horizontal direction for finger retraction.

The BAD-EMR also features a lightweight skeletonize back to offset the weight gained from the fully solid button face and slightly increased height to equal the weight of the standard mil-spec magazine release (approxmiately 0.002 lbs).  BAD-EMR is compatible with all lower receivers that accepts mil-spec magazine release buttons.

*Product developed in conjunction with Forward Controls Design

The BAD-EMR is available in 6 different colors and available now for just $6.75 each. Head on over to www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com to purchase a few for yourself and check out all of their awesome new products while you’re there.  

Coyote Rifleworks 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway

Posted on December 17th, 2014 by ar15news

Many of you know I just received my approval from the ATF for my SBR in just 36 days using an eFiled NFA Trust from Coyote Rifleworks. Well now Coyote Rifleworks is having an NFA Trust 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! From 12/13/14 to 12/25/14 take $12 off when you pay online using the promo code “12DAYS” at www.CoyoteRifleworks.com. Each day one person will receive a complete refund and get their Trust for free! So not only do you save a few dollars by using the code “12DAYS” but you might even get a complete refund.

But that’s not all! On Christmas day, one winner will be drawn from all who share the following post on Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #12DAYSGAW for a $100 Visa gift card! You could also just save the image below and repost it on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #12DAYSGAW.

Coyote Rifleworks NFA Trust Giveaway Christmas

Want to know more about an NFA Trust and how it benefits you when purchasing and building NFA firearms? Visit www.coyoterifleworks.com/nfa-trust

New!! S&S Precision IFM SureFire Flashlight Mounts

Posted on December 16th, 2014 by ar15news

If you’re a SureFire flashlight nut, you’re gonna love these new light mounts from S&S Precision. S&S Precision has just introduced the new IFM or Integrated Flashlight Mount for use with your existing SureFire lights. These basically replace the light body (battery housing) using your flashlight Head and Tail Cap. These come in two different models, the IFM Rigid and IFM CAM. The “Rigid” model mounts like a normal light mount using a single clamp. The IFM CAM uses a wheel to adjust tension and a cam lever that tightens and locks the mount on the rail for a tool-less installation. Check out the details and pics below then head on over to www.SandSPrecision.com.

S&S Precision IFM Rigid Light Mount
The Integrated Flashlight Mount Rigid brings the flashlight into a fixed offset position and reduces the overall profile of the forward hand guard.
–  Left and right side rail grabbers available
–  Power: 3V
–  Compatible with Surefire flashlight components (not included)

S&S Precision IFM Rigid 1

S&S Precision IFM Rigid 2

S&S Precision IFM Rigid 3

S&S Precision IFM CAM Light Mount
The S&S team has pursued a more practical way to assemble and attach the Integrated Flashlight Mount-Rigid (IFM) series since day one. This tool-less mounting system provides a low profile offset flashlight body for select SureFire 3v components. Featuring a streamlined cam lever and tension dial, the IFM CAM delivers a touch of simplicity that is long overdue. Adjust your level of tension and snap over the lever for a secure fit.

S&S Precision IFM CAM 1

S&S Precision IFM CAM 1

S&S Precision IFM CAM 1

NEW!! Mega Arms Quad Rail Megalithic Upper

Posted on December 15th, 2014 by ar15news

The Mega Arms MTS or Megalithic Tactical System is a really cool one piece upper that replaced their popular “Monolithic” uppers that they used to make. When the Megalithic version was introduced there were two models, one KeyMod and one Quad Rail. For some time though it seemed that Mega Arms would not be producing the Quad Rail version due to the popularity of the KeyMod version. After tons of people requested that Mega Arms make the Quad Rail MTS upper they realized that there was enough demand for it to make that happen. Starting next week, Mega Arms will begin shipping their new Quad Rail MTS uppers and they look awesome. 

Mega Arms Megalithic Quad Rail 1

Mega Arms Megalithic Quad Rail 1

Mega Arms Megalithic Quad Rail 1

The MTS uppers look fantastic paired up to a Mega Arms billet lower but will work great with any forged or billet, mil spec dimension AR-15 lower receiver. All MTS uppers also come with a proprietary barrel nut and barrel nut wrench. If you’re looking for an ultra-rigid upper/rail setup, this is it. Check out the complete list of dealers at the link below. I’ll be waiting for RainierArms.com to get them personally.

www.MegaArms.com

NEW!! LANTAC BMD (Blast Mitigation Device)

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by ar15news

LANTAC has just joined the long list of companies who are offering a muzzle device shroud that redirects the blast associated with using a muzzle brake. I like that LANTAC took the design at least one step further and created openings on the top of the shroud that correspond to the top ports of the LANTAC Dragon brake which allows the brake to fight muzzle rise even while the shroud is installed. They’ve also designed a different QD attachment system as well. Probably the most notable feature is the fact that it works with the LANTAC Dragon which is widely considered one of the best brakes on the market. Also shown in these pictures is there new SPADA rail. These products will be available early 2015.

LANTAC BMD, Blast Mitigation Device. There have been many derivatives of the first blast shield designed by Simplistic Shooting Solutions and or Kineti Tech years ago. Including QD attachment systems and diffuser holes as seen in Ferfrans and the Spikes Tactical HVS designs. With Gemtech, Griffin and MMC also fielding good products. The BMD is our take on this type of device, with a few changes from our original concept that was tabled at the time we designed our Dragon brake.

LANTAC BMD

One of the most important features for us was vertical porting that would allow the Dragon brake to continue to shoot as efficiently as it does without compromise. The other was gas flow direction and turbulence. Internally the BMD features an angled shoulder that allows gas to flow smoothly into the diffuser sections of the outer cylinder and also across the many teeth at the opening. The diffuser holes are also strategically position at the sides and top of the BMD but NOT the bottom, this also assist in muzzle climb management, its the same principle as found in the A2 compensator.

LANTAC BMD Vertical Ports copy

The BMD is also retained by 2 spring loaded catches on either side, so can be ‘stripped’ forward from the brake very quickly if required.

LANTAC BMD Spring Loaded Catch copy

LANTAC has been releasing a ton of new products lately and they seem to just keep getting better and better. Be sure to check out the LANTAC Facebook page as well as their website www.LANTAC-USA.com for a complete list of LANTAC products.

New!! FLAME Fluted 5.56 16″ 416R SS Melonite Barrel from Faxon

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends over at Faxon Firearms already have an extensive line of high quality and affordable AR-15 barrels. Yesterday the introduced a new barrel to the lineup is sure to get some of you really excited. Its their new “FLAME” Fluted barrel which features a variable depth fluting which looks like flames that have been carved into the barrel. These barrels are 16″ Mid Length 416R Stainless Steel barrels that have a Melonite finish. 

Faxon Firearms Flame Fluted SS Barrel 2

Faxon Firearms Flame Fluted SS Barrel 2

The new Faxon Firearms FLAME Fluted 5.56 16″ 416R SS Melonite Barrel is available now for just $239 which is a crazy good deal. You can also add a Low Profile Gas Block for just $26 more. Last I heard there was a very limited quantity in-stock. Head on over to www.FaxonFirearms.com to snag one before they’re all gone. 

New!! Magpul MS1 Padded Sling w/IWC’s 2 to 1 Point Triglide

Posted on December 11th, 2014 by ar15news

Magpul recently introduced their new MS1 Padded Sling. The MS1 Padded Sling by itself is an adjustable 2-point sling with a wider padded section of webbing towards the middle that does not come with any attachment points other than the webbing. IWC has taken the Magpul MS1 Padded Sling to the next step by adding their patented 2-To-1 Point Triglide and two (2) Heavy Duty Push Button QD Swivels to the sling making it the complete package. With this setup the user can easily use the sling as a 2-point sling or attach the front QD to the 2-To-1 Point Triglide and use it as a Single Point Sling. 

IWC Magpul MS1 Sling with QDs and 2to1 Point Triglide 1 copy

IWC Magpul MS1 Sling with QDs and 2to1 Point Triglide 1 copy

IWC Magpul MS1 Sling with QDs and 2to1 Point Triglide 1 copy

By purchasing the new Magpul MS1 2-Point Sling, IWC 2-To-1 Point Triglide and 2 Heavy Duty Push Button QD’s from Impact Weapons Components as a package you can save $23.85 compared to buying all of the components individually. If you’ve been eyeing the new MS1 Sling but wanted a bit more or want a great Christmas present for someone, head on over to www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com and grab this awesome combo deal. 

For this specific combo deal there are no additional discounts allowed but if you find anything else on IWC’s website such as their awesome QD End Plate (goes great with this sling), you can use the discount code “ar15news” at checkout to save 5% off the rest of your order. 

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