When your business is making stuff not just for yourself but also for other companies, some times wires can get crossed and you end up with some left over product once an order is fulfilled. That’s what recently happened to one of our good friends, KAK Industry. They make barrels for lots of other manufacturers using high quality Green Mountain Barrel Blanks. After a large run of 10.5″ 5.56 Melonite Carbine Length Barrels they had a few left over and asked if I thought you guys would be interested in snagging some for just $100 a piece. Of course I said “Heck yeah!”. That is a smoking deal! KAK usually sells these for $265. These are not Blems and have nothing wrong with them. Its just a rare opportunity to get such a great deal on a barrel from a company with a great reputation.
These again are 10.5″ barrels, chambered in 5.56 NATO with a 1:7 Twist, Carbine Length Gas, .750 Gas Block Seat and normal 1/2×28 threads. They also do not have any logo on them, just the Caliber and Twist. Perhaps the best part is that they are Melonite barrels which means they have had a molten salt bath. This changes the surface of the metal on the inside and out of the barrel, coating even the bore. Melonite is the same as QPQ, Nitride, etc and is very slick, much more durable than chrome lining and its corrosion resistance is off the charts. Probably my personal favorite Barrel and BCG finish. Check out the details below and then head on over to www.KAKIndustry.com to get one, or five, of these awesome barrels before they’re gone.
CONTRACT OVERRUN SPECIAL OFFER – VERY LIMITED OFFER
KAK PRODUCES BARRELS FOR MANY OTHER VENDORS – THESE ARE LEFTOVERS FROM A LARGE RUN
– 5.56 MM MELONITE BARREL
– 5.56 MM NATO CHAMBER
– 10.5 INCH
– 1:7 TWIST
– CARBINE GAS
– .750 GAS BLOCK SIZE
– MUZZLE THREADED 1/2-28
– MELONITE TREATED
– MARKED FOR CALIBER AND TWIST ONLY
– PRODUCED FROM GREEN MOUNTAIN RIFLE BARREL BLANKS
Unity Tactical just released a sneak peek at a brand new product they will be bringing out soon called the MONKEY BAR. The new Unity Tactical MONKEY BAR is a light mount bar that replaces the clamp on the front sight of a Magpul MBUS PRO sight creating one complete unit. In the photo shown they have a Scout Light mounted to it. No word yet as to whether or not they will be making additional mount options but I would think that is a natural progression.
Unity Tactical is proud to announce the “Monkey Bar”. A replacement clamp for the excellent Magpul™ MBUS™ PRO line of Backup Iron Sights.
The Monkey Bar replaces the OEM clamp to provide the user with a solid and lightweight FUSION compatible mounting interface. The FUSION interface allows you to directly mount Surefire™ Scout Lights as well as 1913 rail sections (Using the Offset Rail), 1” or Executive Series Ring Lights (Using the FUSION Ring Mounts) or Surefire ™ Millennium Series Lights (Using the Millennium Series Adapter). The Monkey Bar is precision machined out of 6061-T6 aluminum and Type 3 Hardcoat anodized for durability. It adds 0.2 Ounces of weight over the MBUS™ Pro alone, so it’s one of the lightest weight mounts on the market. It is currently in production and will be available at the end of April.
Q. When will it be available?
A. About 6 weeks. (posted on March 18th)
Q. How much does it weigh?
A. Net weight increase of less than 0.2oz. That’s like less than one of Kyle Lamb’s beard hairs.
Q. Why is called Monkey Bar?
A. Because America, that’s why.
Q. Will it make me more attractive to women?
Q. This is incredible, it must cost like a thousand dollars?
A. Nope! Street price will be well under $40, which is about 7 rounds of M855.
Will keep you all posted if I hear any additional info.
Here is a Sneak Peek at a joint development between Battle Arms Development and CMT Tactical, the Integral PDW STOCK assembly which is not an add-on option but a monolithic design completely machined into the lower receiver. Coming from someone who owns PDW stock from another manufacturer, I can tell you that this system will pretty much fix all of the issues associated with other PDW style stocks on the market.
The production PDW STOCK Length will come in at under 4.5″ (prototype shown is 5.75″). This Integral PDW STOCK assembly uses a standard bolt carrier and retains the ability to shotgun the upper which is typically not possible with PDW style stocks. It also features some additional improvements such as ultra smooth guid rods with bushing, stainless steel ball bearing rolling and locking mechanism, strong dimpled rod locking positions, stock is lockable in both directions, adjustable/tune able buffer up to H2 weight, built in QD positions, ability to lock back BCG, etc. One of the improvements that I like the most is the fact that it has a cheek rest. I have a PDW style stock WITHOUT a cheek rest and its not what I would call an ideal setup. As you can imagine, this setup has Multiple PATENTS PENDING!
Unique Features/Improvements of this new PDW STOCK/RECEIVER:
1. Lightweight but strong monolithic design from the ground up for the PDW style stock. Less bulk vs add-on versions.
2. Use standard Bolt Carrier, no proprietary carrier (when combined with the new Battle Arms PDW Buffer & Spring System)
3. Ability to shotgun the upper for field service.
4. Stronger & Lightweight dimpled rail design, no large slot cuts in the rail that weakens the stock.
5. Smooth, stainless steel ball bearing like action…wait, it is on ball bearings!
6. Continuous cheek weld!
7. Lockable in both directions
8. Easy single motion latch release, no need to fumble with two hands to get the stock released.
9. Compact, 4.5″ overall length collapsed…about 1″ shorter than the prototype.
10. Ability to lock back BCG.
11. Ability to “Tune” the rifle with different “reciprocating weight” buffers, up to the equivalent of a H2. Normally you have only one choice for proprietary buffer.
12. Quiet locking mechanism for stealth.
They are hoping to release the Integral PDW Lower Receiver and Stock some time this summer so start getting ready now. No pricing information has been released but you can kind of come up with an idea of a number if you understand that you will be buying a lower receiver and PDW stock assembly together. If you would like to keep informed as this product progresses through the final design changes, click on the links below and follow their respective Facebook and Instagram pages closely.
I will be the first to admit the first two Sharps Bros lowers, the “Hellbreaker” and “Warthog”, were not really my style at all. Recently they’ve started posting pics of their newest lower, “The Jack”, which in my opinion is 100 times better than the other two. As with the previous two models, it uses the mag well to display most of the uniqueness of the lower which in this case is the face of a skull.
When I first saw it I wasn’t sure how I felt about it but you have to admit the design is pretty cool and its kind of growing on me. I remember the first time I saw the Seekins Precision lower and hated it, now its one of my favorites I own. Anyways, as with everything we do here at AR15NEWS, we wanted to get the information out to you guys, show you some pics and let you take it from there. From what I can tell they plan on releasing pricing and availability information on or around 4/1/15 on the Sharps Bros Facebook page. The pictures below show unfinished and uncoated prototypes. I believe final production models will be black.
Everyone knows VLTOR makes some awesome rifles, parts and accessories. Now we can add Rifle Bags to that list as well. VLTOR just introduced a great looking Rifle Bag that includes a 2 foot by nearly 3 foot Shooting Mat as well. The bag is made of 1000D Nylon for durability, tied down straps, features a huge front pocket with 4 magazine pouches and 4 rows of MOLLE for attaching other pouches, etc. One thing it DOES NOT include that most other rifle bags on the market do….a hefty price tag. VLTOR is offering their new Rifle Bag with Shooting Mat for just $89.95. Check it out now at www.VLTOR.com.
When you want a rifle bag that is built with the same quality and design as VLTOR rifles, this is the bag. This bag is built to the highest standards to allow for many years of hard use while protecting the contents inside. The bag features exquisite VLTOR embroidery on both the bag and the removable shooting mat.
– 1000D Nylon Construction
– Bag Dimensions 38″ L x 13″ W
– Shooting Mat Dimensions 33″ L x 24″ W
– Front Pocket Dimensions 26″ L x 11″ W
– 4 Rows of MOLLE-Compatible attachment points
– Detachable Strap adjustable from 18″ to 53″
– Front pocket has one large compartment for storage and 4 magazine compartments
– Rifle compartment has two Velcro straps to secure the weapon inside the bag to prevent movement
Years ago, Magpul and Noveske Rifleworks built a very limited number of complete rifles that have since become legendary and some of the most sought after AR rifles available. If you’ve ever wanted a chance to own one of the Magpul MPLR (Light Recce) rifles, here is a rare chance! Travis Haley of Haley Strategic Partners is auctioning off his own personal MPLR, complete with 4 PMAGS, XTM Panels, VTAC Sling and QD Swivels, all in a custom embroidered Eagle bag. Obviously this will not be an inexpensive rifle (bidding started at $5,000) but all proceeds will be going to support the Silent Warriors Scholarship Fund. Check out the pictures below and read the information on how to get in on the auction.
SINCE ITS 0321 DAY I THINK ITS TIME FOR ANOTHER AUCTION TO HELP OUR BROTHERS IN NEED. I am auctioning my Very rare limited run MPLR (Light Recce). NEW IN Bag never fired. Comes with 4 PMAGS, XTM Panels, VTAC Sling, QD Swivels, Custom embroideerd Eagle bag. Magpul and Noveske came together and built a very small number of these rifles.
100% of the procceds will go to the Silent Warrior Scholarship Fund.
The Silent Warrior Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to any college-bound person based on direct familial relationship to a Reconnaissance Marine/0321 or Critical Skills Operator/0372, academic achievement, and financial need. Scholarships will be determined by July 15th of each giving year. Scholarships will be awarded twice a year to one person who applies to the Scholarship. Scholarships may be awarded to more than one person at the discretion of the Silent Warrior Scholarship Fund board of directors. http://www.silentwarriorscholarshipfund.com/
Will start the bidding at $5000.00 If you would like to make a bid PLEASE EMAIL: email@example.com. Updates on highest bid will be posted on this page. All bidders will be communications via EMAIL only.
AUCTION CLOSES ON 2359 HRS ON MARCH 31, 2015
Quentin Defense has just introduced a new 18″ Fluted 5.56 Match Grade Barrel. The new barrel has a Black Nitride finish also known as QPQ, Melonite, etc. which is a surface treatment that actually changes the surface of the metal making it extremely durable and resistant to corrosion. Many companies are starting to use it on barrels because it coats the inside and out of the barrel as its a bath in molten salt. The bore gets coated which makes it slicker than chrome lining but is more durable than chrome lining. This barrel also features a 1:8 twist which is a great “shoot all” twist rate that does a great job with a wide range of bullet weights. You’ll also see fluting in front of and behind the gas block seat for weight savings, increased cooling surfaces and its looks pretty cool too. Normal retail will be $270 which is a great deal as it sits but they are offering an introductory price on this great looking barrel for just $230. You can snag one at www.Quentin-Laser.com.
Quentin Defense 18″ Match Barrel.
– 4150 Chromoly.
– 1:8 Twist.
– Threaded 1/2″ x 28tpi.
– 5.56mm Match Chamber.
– Black Nitride Finish.
– .750 Diameter @ Gas Port.
– Mid-length Gas System.
– 2lb. 1oz.
Have you guys noticed all of the really nice BCG’s coming out lately? So much better than early 2013 when all you could find were junk BCG’s. I just happened to get my hands on one of the new Enhanced Nitride BCG’s from Fathom Arms and my initial impressions are “Man, this thing is nice!! They’ve made some special cuts to the carrier making fewer friction points and have added an enhanced area at the rear of the carrier to eliminate carrier tilt.
The finish is one of the nicest I’ve personally seen and I have a ton of BCG’s. One thing you typically see are machining marks or tool marks on BCG’s and this one has none. The staking of the gas key looks perfect. These are all HPT and MPI tested as well. I’ve not put a single round through a rifle yet with this so let’s hope it runs as good as it looks.
There are a ton of upgraded features that you can read about at www.FathomArms.com. While you’re there, if you want to purchase one they gave me a code to share with you guys which is “AR15News” (case sensitive) and will save you $20. I’ll keep you guys updated as I use this Fathom Arms BCG.
If you own a SureFire Scout light you are probably aware that there’s not really any great way to mount the included ST07 Tape Switch to the rail as it comes from the factory, especially on rails like the new M-LOK ones where there are more open spaces than metal. Most people either fashion some gangster way to either velcro it, tape it or zip tie it to the rail or they end up upgrading to a more expensive tape switch like the SR07. Those of us running M-LOK rails are gonna be happy to see that Magpul’s M-LOK SureFire Tape Switch Mounting Plate is now available for purchase and ready to ship. This basically adds a housing to your existing ST07 Tape Switch that mounts directly to the rail and holds the ST07 firmly in place. Another nice part is that they retail for just $15 so its a very cost effective option. For more information and to purchase the M-LOK Tape Switch Mounting Plate, head on over to www.Magpul.com.
Each week Ballistic Advantage gives away one of their barrels through giveaways that are posted on their Facebook page. This week they are giving away one of their 10.5 inch Performance series 5.56 Barrels and a Low Profile Gas Block. This would make for a great start to an AR Pistol or SBR build. Get entered in the giveaway now at www.BallisticAdvantage.com.
One winner will receive a 10.5″ Performance W/Lo-Pro Series Barrel.
Entry for this weeks contest will close this Sunday 3/23/15. So be sure to enter before it’s too late!