Faxon Firearms just opened up ordering of their ARAK-21 uppers in 7.62×39 which everyone has been anxiously waiting for. Many AR’s chambered in 7.62×39 can have feeding issues but Faxon’s design completely eliminates that issue no matter what mag you use, etc. You can see their video explanation of this system HERE. Pair the reliability of the ARAK-21 system with the power and affordability of the 7.62×39 round and you’ve got an awesome setup.
Shown is a 12.5″ ARAK-21 with Left Hand Eject
Now lets take this one step further and talk about that fact that you can easily swap barrels with the ARAK-21 upper using their BAUs or Barrel Assembly Units and you can imagine how this upper can help your rifle adapt to just about any scenario you may come across. Faxon Firearms has always offered a Two Barrel Combo but have just introduced the new Three Barrel Combo. With the Three Barrel Combo you can mix and match three BAUs giving you endless combination options. For instance you could do a 20″ 5.56, 16″ 300BLK and 12.5″ 7.62×39 or any other combination of BAUs that would work best for you.
Two Barrel Combo shown
The ARAK-21 upper can be purchased in One, Two and Three Barrel Combo options as well as a complete rifle now at www.FaxonFirearms.com.
AERO Precision continues to add new products to their already long list of available products and they keep getting better and better. I remember when they only made stripped uppers and lowers and their COP system and didn’t sell direct. Anymore they are pretty much a one stop shop for building just about any kind of AR configuration you can think of with their complete line of barrels, receiver sets, rails, etc. for 5.56, 300BLK and .308. Recently they introduced two brand new products that will expand the possibilities even further.
First up was their new .223 Wylde chambered 16″ uppers. For those who don’t know, .223 Wylde is basically a hybrid between .223 and 5.56 NATO. Technically .223 chambered rifles are known for being a bit more accurate than a 5.56 NATO chambered rifle. With .223 Wylde barrels you can shoot both .223 and 5.56 NATO rounds but they are designed to shoot the 5.56 NATO round more accurately than a 5.56 chambered barrel. They are offering these 16″ uppers based on their awesome forged M4E1 upper platform which features the integrated rail mounting surface and a “billet” look. You can choose between a 12″ or 15″ KeyMod rail or a 12″ M-LOK rail. These uppers are priced starting at $455 at AEROPrecisionUSA.com.
On the last day of SHOT Show 2015, AERO Precision unveiled their new 18″ KeyMod rail which is something a lot of people look for when building a longer barreled rifle such as a 20″ upper, etc. These are specifically designed to mount to the AERO Precision enhanced uppers so don’t expect to order one and mount it to just any old upper. However, if you are planning on building a long barreled upper this is a good reason to build it using some AERO components. These are not available yet but should be soon.
Here’s a sneak peek at the new KNS Precision Front Sight Posts for the super popular Magpul MBUS Pro sights. The moment Magpul introduced the MBUS Pro sights people were looking for companies to make front sight post replacements. As far as I know, KNS Precision is the first to off an upgrade FSP for the MBUS Pro sights and it looks like they’ve got some great options. Apparently they will have both square and ball posts in .034, .052 and .072 diameters. There really isn’t a ton of additional information available yet other than what they posted on the KNS Precision Facebook Page and Instagram.
You can also keep an eye on their website www.KNSPrecisionInc.com.
LANTAC has some pretty awesome product coming out this year. They have new billet receivers, their new SPADA rail system, BMD – Blast Mitigation Device, Drop-In Trigger, BCG, etc. I have quite a few of their new products on my list to buy this year and can’t wait to try them out. Check out the video and pic below.
Photo by Triple Bravo
Seekins Precision had a great showing at SHOT Show 2015. Not only did they show off a great lineup of new complete rifles including their new SP10 .308 but they also introduced multiple new products such as the Seekins Precision 60/90 Ambi Safety and K20 Incline Grip. They also announced that they would be adding M-LOK as an option for the SP3R and MCSR rails. Check out the video and pics below.
Photos by Triple Bravo
Mega Arms already introduced quite a few new products at SHOT Show this year but there were a few additional pieces that were just introduced or we didn’t really cover as close as we’d like to. For instance, Mega Arms just introduced a new pair of 5.56 SBR barrels (10.5″ and 14.5″) as well as a two new 300BLK barrels (10.5″ and 16″).
In case you missed it, here are our new SBR barrels, available in 10.5 and 14.5 in 556 NATO. 300 BLACKOUT is available for the first time in 10.5 and 16 barrel. MSRP on the 10.5s is $222.
They’ve also added an M-LOK version of the popular MKM MATEN upper. Mega Arms will be adding M-LOK across all platforms in addition to their current KeyMod offerings.
Mega Arms is excited to announce our new line of M-Lok AR-15 and MATEN/AR-10 hand guards and upper receivers. Firstly we have the new M-Lok versions of the MKM. Expect them to be in the same sizes, same platforms and at a similar price point as the KeyMod versions. Next up you will notice the new Wedge Lock free float Mil Spec AR-15 M-Lok hand guard. This all new product is made from 7075 and comes with a titanium barrel nut. Expect a variety of lengths, a MATEN/AR-10 version and a KeyMod variation in 2015. Pricing TBA. For those of you who have noticed a missing item in this group fear not, an M-Lok version of our venerable Megalithic Tactical System, or MTS, is also coming in 2015. An M-Lok version of the new Remington 700 chassis system is also planned. Expect to see the first of our new product at dealers by the end of the first quarter, 2015.
Lastly is the new Mega Arms Wedge Lock Handguard. Made from 7-series Aluminum with a Titanium barrel nut. Looks like it will mate up very nicely with a Mega Arms upper but will also work with any Mil-Spec upper as well. Gonna have to give one of these a try for sure.
This is the new Mega Arms WEDGE LOCK handguard!
– Cutting edge new design Ultra strong and lightweight. Simple one screw fastening system.
– Made from 7075 extruded aluminum
– Titanium barrel nut
– Black Nitrided wedge system
– Compatible with any Mil-Spec upper.
– Includes handguard and comes with wedge system, titanium barrel nut, assembly tools, one M-LOK or KeyMod rail.
Definitely keep an eye on Mega Arms this year. Lots of awesome new products and super high quality as always.
One of the biggest surprises of late 2014 was the explosion of SI Defense onto the scene. SI Defense has been around for quite some time but they came out with their new Ambi .308 billet receivers with “mirrored” ambi controls and these things are amazing. I actually just saw a picture of the new 5.56 billet set with the exact same ambi controls and can’t wait for its release as well. No video to share on this one but here are a few photos of Steve shooting the SI Defense .308 rifle during the industry range day at SHOT Show 2015.
Larry Lasky of FrogLube talks about their new Super Degreaser that will be available as well as what FrogLube is doing to promote the shooting sports industry. Check out the video below.
The guys got to stop by the CMC Triggers booth to chat with Jack about CMC Triggers and what they have coming for 2015. I’m sure all you AK guys are excited about the new CMC Trigger that will be coming out very soon. Check out the video below.
Faxon Firearms has some awesome new stuff coming out this year including their new .308 rifle called the ARAK-31. The ARAK-31 is a fully ambidextrous rifle where you can even switch between left or right ejection. They also will be releasing a new 7.62×39 version of the ARAK-21 upper which should be another great addition to the lineup. Steve Coulston interviewed the man behind the curtain at Faxon Firearms, Bob Faxon, who shows off some of their newest products.