The new BCM KeyMod Rail Panels that we introduced to you last week are now available in all colors. BCM KeyMod Rail Panels are ultra-slim surfaces with aggressive non-slip and non-reflective texturing. Ventilated for cooling, each panel is radiused to create a continuous “tube” surface when run on an octagonal profile handguard such as the BCM KMR.
Made in the U.S.A. of a high-strength polymer material, BCM KeyMod Rail Panels are designed to fit ALL KeyMod mounting surfaces with seven (7) consecutive KeyMod slots. However, the panels can also be cut to any length, as needed by an end user. Finally, the panels are bi-directional with locking tabs on either end.
Each Kit contains five (5) matching color KeyMod Panels, and are available in Black, Flat Dark Earth, Wolf Grey and Foliage Green.
Each 5 pack of BCM KeyMod Rail Panels is just $9.95.
Purchase now at http://www.bravocompanymfg.com/railpanel/
GunPoint just released cerakoted options for their popular Skeletonized version of the B5 Systems GripStop. You can now get them in Black Stealth (no markings), FDE, OD Green and Patriot Brown in both the Standard and K size GripStop. GripStops work with any Hand Guard that has deadspace every 2 3/8″ which is used in the majority of rails and handguards on the market today. For handguards with threaded inserts every 2 3/8″, such as the LWRC and Warsport etc. you can bolt the gripstop on directly. They are selling really fast head on over and try to snag one before they are all gone.
Ran across this super sick new 300BLK PDW from our friends over at Modern Outfitters. It features everything you could want in a PDW including a nice low profile MLOK rail, MVB ARC PDW stock, Upgraded BCG, Griffin Armament muzzle devices…..well you get the idea. Tons of awesome options that are all listed below. You can also choose from many different colors.
Modern Carbine Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) Chambered in .300 Black Out
– 8 inch Heavy Barrel made of 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium steel with a QPQ Corrosion Resistant Finish that is HP and MPI tested
– 5/8×24 TPI
– Pistol Length gas system optimized to run subsonic
– Coated gas tube
– Modern Carbine low profile gas block
– 7 inch Rail system made from 6061 extrusion featuring a free float design and M-LOK compatible.
– NiB Barrel extension
– 1/7 Twist Rate
– Upper/Lower receiver and the rail system are Mil Spec Hard Coat Anodized and then cerakoted in a choice of colors
– Modern Carbine Ambi Charging Handle
– Modern Carbine Advanced Bolt Carrier Group
– Ambi Safety
– ALG ACT Trigger
– Retractable two position PDW Stock
– Magpul K2+ Grip
– Magpul M-Lok Handstop Kit and Rail Covers
– Molle Soft Case
– 30 rd Pmag
– 6.15 lbs
– 20.5 inches OAL
– Choice of Griffin Armament Mounts
– Available in Shadow Bronze, Tungsten, Magpul FDE and Armor Black
The Bolt Carrier Group:
One of the most unique parts of the Modern Carbine™ MOD 5 uppers and carbines is the Bolt Carrier. The underside of the carrier is undercut, allowing grit and debris to drop out and away from the bolt, firing pin and cam. The gas key is machined directly into the carrier, with a separate gas cup threaded and pinned into the machined key. This gas cup allows seamless match ups with any mil spec gas tube ensuring reliability and longevity. The Carrier has a machined index slot for the firing pin retaining pin to ensure a 12 o’clock alignment that eliminates rotation. The Bolt Assembly is coated Carpenter 158 steel. The bolts are shot peened and come with the black extractor insert as well as black “O” ring upgrade.
The Carriers and cams are finished in a proprietary Nickel-Teflon coating that nearly eliminates corrosion while providing greatly increased lubricity. This coating provides permanent lubrication to the moving parts. All Modern Carbine™ MOD 5 Bolt Carriers are Full Auto Rated.
The Charging Handle:
The Modern Carbine™ charging handle is made from 7075 series aluminum that is Type-3 hard coat anodized and functionally ambidextrous. All of the moving parts are made from steel and have large bearing surfaces to reduce wear and increase long term durability. There are no pins to fall out, no screws to strip and no exposed springs to damage or foul.
The new Modern Outfitters Carbine Mod5 PDW 300BLK can be purchase www.ShopModernOutfitters.com.
Just wanted to give you guys a heads up that Radical Firearms has another sale going on. However, this one is quite a bit bigger than their usual sale which is why they are calling it their “Big As Texas” sale. They have everything you could possibly want on sale right now including complete AR’s, AR Pistols, Barrels, uppers, lowers, etc. All orders placed from now till Sunday will be entered into a drawing for a 24″ 6.5 Grendel complete rifle! Head on over to www.RadicalFirearms.com and get in on some of these deals.
All Radical Firearms orders this weekend (7/24 – 7/26) will be entered into a giveaway for this Radical Firearms 24″ 6.5 Grendel Rifle.
I first wrote about James Madison Tactical nearly two years ago when I was able to help introduce their new 80% AR-15 lower receiver. Since then I have had countless friends build AR-15 rifles off of JMT 80% polymer lowers with great success and zero issues. Once people started to see how easy it was to machine the JMT lower they started pretty much demanding that JMT offer a .308 (AR-10) lower. James Madison Tactical listened to their customer base and decided to move forward with developing a .308 lower. A few days ago I received a package from James Madison Tactical. On the outside it had their logo with the title “308 Equalizer”.
All James Madison Tactical lowers come with their own machining jig so of course inside the box I found…you guessed, a machining jig. The JMT machining jig has a 3-piece construction and is made of a rigid plastic that could probably be used more than once but all JMT lowers come with a new jig so you’ll probably never have to use it again.
What I was more interested in seeing was the lower itself. I have handled a few JMT AR-15 80% lowers before and they are nice so I was curious to see if the fit and finish on the .308 receiver was as nice. Maybe its just me but I think the finish on the .308 is the best they’ve produced yet which is pretty impressive. The webbing on the mag well looks great and the flare on the mag well is not just a sharp line but is actually curved out.
A couple of feature that I was happy to see carried over from the AR-15 lower are the aggressive texture on the front of the mag well which can be used as a support hand grip and they also used the threaded brass insert for the pistol grip screw so you can really tighten the grip screw down without stripping the threads. They also reinforced key areas of the lower so you don’t have to worry about them breaking like other less desirable poly lowers do.
Basically, as you can see, the 80% lower just needs to have the Fire Control Pocket machined as well as drill holes for the Safety Selector, Trigger Pin and Hammer Pin. That is where the supplied jig comes in handy. It has all of the holes in specific places to make sure you don’t screw it up. JMT has great machining instructions showing exactly how to machine their 80% lowers which is a great tool. It also shows you all of the tools you’ll need as well.
Over the next few weeks I plan on machining this James Madison Tactical .308 80% lower receiver, assembling it and getting it out to the range. I already have a few nicely running .308 uppers that I built so I will be able to quickly see how well the JMT .308 80% lower does with them and report back to you guys with more info after some range time.
This could be a great start to a new .308 build for you and a nice way to reduce some of the added weight these big bore rifles bring with them. The James Madison Tactical .308 80% Polymer Lower Receivers are now available for purchase at www.RainierArms.com for an intro price of just $124.95 including the machining jig.
Ever wanted to build a short barreled AR-10 SBR or AR Pistol? If you’ve been thinking about it, KAK Industry has a new package deal that you’re gonna love. Their new 10.5″ 7.62 NATO SPECIAL PACKAGE includes a 10.5″ 416 SS 7.62 NATO/.308 barrel with a 1:10 twist, a very nice KAK Industry solid stainless 308 carbine buffer and spring and the KAK’s Shockwave Tube and Shockwave Blade AR Pistol Stabilizer. The barrels are marked 7.62 NATO but are tested and approved to accept and use 308 Winchester as well. This is the perfect kit to get started on your new .308 AR Pistol or SBR.
Kurt from KAK Industry built this 10.5″ beast and was hitting 18 inch steel at 930 yards with Wolf 145 and handload 175 SMK.
In my mind I’m thinking it would be awesome to get another upper for my 18″ .308 I have now, SBR the lower and have a complete kit with one lower, an 18″ upper and a 10.5″ upper. If you’re looking to build a .308 AR Pistol or SBR like this, the kit with the barrel and KAK Shockwave Blade setup is available for purchase for a limited time at www.KAKIndustry.com. Don’t forget to browse the “308” section of the KAK Industry online store to check out a huge selection of 308 specific components. They even have billet aluminum .308 reloading blocks for you guys that are tier one hand loaders.
For some people, the look of a standard AR can become kind of boring. Most look strikingly similar and its not that uncommon to go to the range and see a guy with a very similar AR to the one you brought. If you find yourself wanting to have an AR that stands out in a sea of Black Rifles, you might want to check out Cobalt Kinetics. They have some extremely unique AR’s with very cool lines and even a new feature or two. Check out the pics of their new B.A.M.F. rifle below.
For more information on the Cobalt Kinetics B.A.M.F. and their new Double-D (Dual Drop) bolt release technology, head on over to www.CobaltKinetics.com.
Just found out our friends AVGuns.com have the Cobalt Kinetics B.A.M.F. rifle in-stock and ready to ship.
If you’ve been active on social medial lately you’ve probably seen some sneak peeks at the new BCM (Bravo Company Mfg) super low profile KeyMod rail covers. For those of you who have been anxiously waiting to get some for yourself, the wait is now over. The new BCM KeyMod Rail Panels are now available in a kit that consists of five 5.5 inch long covers that will fit any KeyMod rail. I got my hands on a few of them and immediately put them on my BCM 16″ ELW upper with a BCM KMR 13″ rail.
Each BCM KeyMod Rail Panel will cover 7 KeyMod slots but can be cut to any shorter length to fit in shorter runs if needed. For instance, on my BCM upper I have their KAG (Kinesthetic Angled Grip) installed and have 4 KeyMod slots open in front of it. I only needed a short piece to cover where my index and middle fingers contact the rail so I grabbed my super sharp stabby thing from Matt Helm Knives and cut a two slot section to go there and the remaining 5 slots were installed on the side behind my BCM KeyMod 1913 Light Mount.
The BCM KeyMod Rail Panels are more than just a cool looking rail cover for open KeyMod slots. They offer an extreme increase in grip due to the aggressive texture. The texture on the covers actually reminds me a lot of grip tape but doesn’t feel like it will tear your hands up. If you look close you can see the BCM and Star logo on the cover.
The BCM 16″ ELW upper with the 13″ KMR is a super light weight, durable and accurate upper. Adding the new rail covers is a small add-on but an enhancement none the less. I will be adding more of the BCM KeyMod Rail Panels to my other KeyMod rails and you can too. BCM currently has the black covers in-stock for just $9.95 per 5 panel kit. Soon they will be offering FDE, OD Green and Foliage as well. Head on over to www.BravoCompanyUSA.com to order some for yourself.
Looks like the guys at RealWorld Tactical have a pretty cool new mag pouch coming to market. The new RP2 features a single AR mag pouch in back with a Pistol mag pouch in front utilizing their new retention system and attaches to your chest rig or plate carrier. These can be placed side by side to create the perfect setup for your personal gear. This new retention system is designed to basically grab the corner of the magazines to hold them in place. When you reach for your mag you simply use your index finger to slip the retention off of the mag and pull it out. Looks pretty sweet and seems to work great. Looking forward to seeing some user reviews on this product. Check out the video and links below.
RIP (Retention Improvised Pouch) Series Tactical Gear is now available. Designed by operational necessity after 2 years of extensive testing we bring you real world retention with the fastest magazine reload capabilities.
The RIP RP2 is available for purchase now through two sources that I know of. One is through RealWorld Tactical directly at www.RealWorld-Tactical.com and the other source is from our friends Shellback Tactical at www.ShellbackTactical.com.
Our friends at AIM Surplus have some Anderson Manufacturing AR-15 LPKs (Lower Parts Kit) in-stock and are offering them at just $39.95 each. This is a complete LPK including the standard AR-15 grip and Anderson’s Stainless Steel Trigger and Hammer. If you’re looking for an LPK for a new build or just to have one in the drawer for the next time you get a hankering to build, you might want to grab one of these.
These are available for purchase at www.AIMSurplus.com.