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Great Start to a Decent Quality Budget AR Build

Posted on May 24th, 2016 by ar15news

This week I’ll be posting some Memorial Day Sales that come into my inbox. I personally don’t mind sharing Memorial Day Sales that are running all week but I refuse to share them on Memorial Day as that is a day or remembrance of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. 

PSA just announced the beginning of some of their Memorial Day Sales. PSA in the past has had a lackluster reputation because of longer shipping times but if you read their most recent reviews that is an area they have really worked on and I’ve personally bought stuff and been plenty happy with the service. The deals are well worth the wait anyways. One of the first deals they announced is a 16″ Mid Length 5.56 NATO 1:7 Melonite MOE Rifle Kit.  

PSA Memorial Day Sale

Barrel: 16″ barrel length Chambered in 5.56 NATO, with a 1:7 twist, M4 barrel extension, and a mid-length gas system. The A2-style profile barrel is melonite finished for durability. Barrel is finished off with an .750″ diameter F-marked front sight base with sling swivel, Magpul MOE Black Handguards and an A2 flash hider.

Upper: Forged 7075-T6 A3 AR upper is hard coat anodized black for durability. Featuring M4 feedramp cuts, T-marks, these upper upper receivers are made for us right here in the USA.

Bolt Carrier Group: For AR15 and M16 rifles and carbines. Bolt is made of shot-peened, Mil-spec Carpenter 158® steel. Gas key is secured with grade 8 fasteners and staked. Bolt carrier is parkerized outside and chrome lined inside. Includes Charging Handle.

Lower Build Kit: Includes the PSA MOE Lower Build Kit

Memorial Day Price:  $419.99 with FREE SHIPPING

This thing is just $420 and qualifies for Free Shipping through Memorial Day or until they are out of stock. Add in a stripped lower and you’re looking at a Sub-$500 AR build with very good quality components including Magpul furniture and a Melonite barrel. Here is the direct link to this kit.  http://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-16-midlength-5-56-nato-1-7-socom-melonite-moe-rifle-kit-7780444.html

If you are on an even tighter budget, they do have a PTAC build kit for about $70 less but it doesn’t have any Magpul stuff, no Melonite barrel and although the reviews are 5 Stars I have heard some issues quality wise regarding the PTAC parts. I would personally recommend the kit at the link above. 

Also, I know some will assume I get paid for articles like this but I don’t. I do not know a single person at PSA and almost never write about their deals because they only last for one day.  This post is simply telling you guys about a good deal I ran across. Just putting it all out there. 🙂

LANTAC 308 “Heavy” E-BCG

Posted on May 20th, 2016 by ar15news

LANTAC has been working on the new .308 (Heavy) Version of their E-BCG for some time now and they just announced it is now in production. The E-BCG is simply one of the best AR15 BCG’s on the market and now you’re looking at possibly the best AR10 BCG out there as well. Time will tell but I am expecting great things from the E-BCG “Heavy”. Not sure on price just yet but if the price of the AR15 E-BCG is any indicator, it’s not going to be cheap. We’ll keep you up to speed as more information regarding the E-BCG Heavy is released.

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Lantac EBCG Heavy 308 BCG 1

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Agency Arms releases Jake Hoback Collaboration Knife

Posted on May 19th, 2016 by ar15news

**Press Release**

May 18, 2016 (Ventura, CA) – Agency Arms and Jake Hoback Knives are pleased to officially announce a collaboration product, the limited edition Agent Knife.  

AA hoback in hand 1 sized

The Agent Knife collaboration between Agency Arms and Jake Hoback consists of a limited run of 50 Jake Hoback-designed knives.  Each knife carries the Agency Arms logo and markings to complement the distinct geometry of the Agency Arms Glock slide.  Internally, each knife will feature the Hoback Rolling Detent System (HRD), Pivot Thrust Bearings (PTB), a Hardened Stainless Steel Lock Insert with over travel prevention, and Cold Formed Bearing Races for increased bearing and knife life.  

AA hoback in hand 1 sized

AA hoback in hand 1 sized

“Agency Arms has grown in size and reputation by designing, machining, and modifying firearms that are among the finest in the industry,” said Jake Hoback. “We pride ourselves on a similar commitment to making knives of the highest quality and functionality. We see this new relationship as a perfect marriage of the knife and firearms industries and one that will produce many amazing products for our respective customers for years to come.”  

“We are very proud and humbled to align with Jake Hoback regarding the limited edition Agent Knife,” said Michael Parks at Agency Arms. “Jake’s reputation perfectly syncs with what Agency Arms is founded on and we couldn’t be prouder of this new collaboration.”

For more information about Agency Arms and Jake Hoback knives please visit:
www.agencyarms.com
www.jakehobackknives.com

About Agency Arms:

Agency Arms was created in January of 2015 by weapon operators who were interested more in the functionality of a firearm than the visual appeal. Agency Arms is a Veteran and LEO owned company that specializes in aftermarket weapon modifications and manufacturing. Headquartered out of Camarillo, California, Agency Arms is the leading edge in ergonomic frame modifications, slide lightening redesigns, hand tuned trigger work, and aftermarket accessories manufacturing.

About Jake Hoback Knives:

Jake Hoback started making knives in 1990 in his back yard, pounding them out on a huge chunk of steel with a framing hammer and fence post nails.  Guided by an unwavering faith, and committed to innovation in design and workmanship, the Idaho-based company has grown into an industry-leading provider of quality knives and accessories.  Rugged, reliable, and precision-engineered, Jake Hoback knives are crafted of the finest, most durable materials available — built to be tools, not just trophies. Jake’s knives are proudly carried and collected by the military, law enforcement, and knife enthusiasts around the world.

Nevada Ammunition – Train Reliably

Posted on May 19th, 2016 by ar15news

I recently purchased a bunch of ammo from Nevada Ammuntion. Specifically I bought their .223 Remington and 9mm remanufactured ammo. So far I have been extremely happy with my purchase. I’ve shot quite a bit of both the .223 and 9mm and will continue to do so but I’ve not shot enough to constitute a review. The .223 I’ve been shooting obviously in my ARs and the 9mm has been run in my Glocks as well as my AR9. Being that I paid for the ammo myself I really don’t want to go burn it all up for a review just yet so I figured in the mean time I would share a review my buddy Aaron over at Sage Dynamics did on the Nevada Ammunition 9mm reman that I have. Aaron is a straight shooter. The product being reviewed is either good or bad and he will tell it like it is.

Very happy to see Aaron has had as good of an experience with the Nevada Ammunition ammo as I have. Everybody wants good quality range/training ammo at an affordable price and Nevada Ammunition is definitely just that. One thing that I thought was worth mentioning is that you don’t have to buy in 1000 round cases to get the best price with these guys. Whether you buy 250 rounds, 500 rounds or 1,000 rounds its all the same price per round. If you’re looking for some quality, affordable ammunition so you can Train Reliably, hit up Nevada Ammunition at www. AmmoNV.com.

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Griffin Armament C2E™ CONTOUR CONNECT END PLATE – QD

Posted on May 17th, 2016 by ar15news

One can never have enough options for high quality upgrades for the AR15 and Griffin Armament is working hard to make an upgrade for juts about any part you can think of. Shown below is their new C2E Contour Connect End Plate. The C2E is designed to match the shape and contour of a forged receiver, has an 8-position anti-rotation QD sling mount socket and the fit and finish all of us have come to expect from Griffin Armament.

For users seeking a sleek, refined, anti-rotation QD end plate, the C2E™ Contour Connect End Plate is the perfect compliment to any AR15 or AR10 pattern rifle. Perfect for single point slings, where rapid strong to weakside transitions and rapid primary to secondary firearm transitions are desired.

Griffin Armament C2E QD End Plate 1

Made from heat treated ordnance grade steel, and manganese phosphate finished for extreme durability. with a machined 8 position anti-rotation QD sling mount socket, the C2E follows the contours of the forged Mil-Spec lower perfectly, giving the lower receiver end plate a forged feel. A 45 degree chamfer with smooth corner radii gives the C2E a premium feel your rifle always should have had.

Features
–  Heat treated ordnance grade steel
–  Mil-Spec Manganese Phosphate finish
–  8 position Anti-Rotation QD Socket
–  Smooth contour matching geometry for Mil-Spec forged lower receivers
–  Minimalist value added firearm enhancement
–  Weight: 0.5 ounces

Griffin Armament QD End Plate 2

The new Griffin Armament C2E Contour Connect End Plate has an MSRP of just $15.95 and is available now at www.GriffinArmament.com.

Griffin Armament PRIMO Gas Block

Posted on May 17th, 2016 by ar15news

Griffin Armament continues to pump out the new products on a consistent basis. After the recent release of their new Griffin Armament AR Furniture Kit, Griffin Armament has just introduced their new PRIMO Gas Block. Its easy to underestimate the importance of a good gas block. The PRIMO Gas Block is an ultra high quality gas block with the ability to use the included set screws or you can go one step further and pin the gas block to the barrel for an bomb proof setup. Its also decently affordable so you don’t have to spend a ton more for a quality product.

Griffin Armament PRIMO Gas Block

The PRIMO Gas Block™ is a low profile billet machined, .750” ID block, made from 416R crucible alloy steel. The gas block has two provisions for mounting, set screws and / or pinning. The included splined pin allows qualified gunsmiths and experienced builders the option of having a military style secured gas block. A 1/8” carbide drill bit and three ton press are recommended for pinning. Knurl grip cup pointed fasteners ensure a secure attachment to host barrel.

–  416R Crucible Alloy
–  QPQ Nitride finish
–  .750″ gas block diameter compatible
–  low profile design
–  included splined pin
–  Knurl grip – cup pointed fasteners
–  inlcuded hex key
–  Included gas tube roll pin
–  Pre-drilled for ease of barrel pin installation

The new Griffin Armament PRIMO Gas Block has an MSRP of just $54.95 and is available now at www.GriffinArmament.com.

V7 Enlightened Lithium-Aluminum Lightweight AR15 Lower

Posted on May 17th, 2016 by ar15news

If you follow V7 Weapons at all, you know that they are all about reducing excess weight. They make all kinds of lightweight AR parts such as rails, barrel nuts, takedown pins, bolt catch, gas blocks and even barrels. Now they are introducing an awesome lightweight billet AR15 lower receiver made from Lithium-Aluminum. This lower receiver weighs in at just 6.4 ounces which is super light. And we’re not talking about your typical forged style lower, this is a billet style with a built in winter trigger guard and some pretty cool looking lines. 

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ENLIGHTENED 2055 LITH/ALUM AR-15 LOWER RECEIVER
–  BILLET AR-15 LOWER RECEIVER
–  CONSTRUCTED FROM ADVANCED 2055 LITHIUM/ALUMINUM
–  TYPE III HARDCOAT ANODIZE
–  WEIGHS 6.4 OZ
–  SHIPS WITH QD ENDPLATE (7075 T6)
–  ADVANCED 2055 LITHIUM ALUMINUM ALLOY IS LIGHTER, STRONGER, MORE RIGID & CORROSION RESISTANT THAN STANDARD 7075 T6
–  MIL SPEC COMPATIBLE
–  MADE IN THE USA
–  100% LIFETIME WARRANTY

If you’re building a lightweight AR, this might be the perfect lower for you and if you want to be one of the very first people to get your hands on one, there’s only one place to get them. Get in on the exclusive intro pricing now at www.RainierArms.com.

DSA Arms Custom Engraved Lower Receivers

Posted on May 13th, 2016 by ar15news

One of our readers was asking about lowers with cool roll marks on them so I did a little search and found out that DSArms has just introduced some new designs to their line of custom engraved forged lower receivers. The new designs are Deadpool, Punisher, Spartan Helmet, Bounty Hunter, Rebel Alliance and Empire.

DSA Arms Custom Lower Receivers**Click Image For High Res**

DSArms is proud to unveil our new line of custom engraved AR15 lower receivers.

All of these receivers have the following features:
–  Machined from 7075-T6 Alloy Forging
–  Mil-Spec Dimension
–  Hardcoat Anodized Mil-A-8625F Type III Class 2 Finish
–  Caliber Marked 5.56
–  Selector Marked with Pictogram

If these new lowers are of interest to you, they are available from www.DSArms.com with Free Shipping.

Combat Shooters Now Offering Custom Cerakote Finishes

Posted on May 12th, 2016 by ar15news

Combat Shooters is now offering complete custom Cerakote finishes for your firearms. Whether you are wanting to make your new Black Rifle uniquely yours or just wanting to breath some new life into that old beat up handgun or shotgun, Cerakote is a great way to do just that. Below you will find some of the work they’ve done so far.  

Combat Shooters Cerakote 1

Combat Shooters Cerakote 1

Combat Shooters Cerakote 1

Combat Shooters Cerakote 1

Combat Shooters Cerakote 1

Combat Shooters is a Veteran Owned/Operated small business. If you’ve been thinking about having some custom Cerakote done to any of your guns, here is another great option to take a look at. To view pricing and details, simply head on over to www.CSGuns.com and add one of the Cerakote options to your cart where you will then be able to select from the drop down menus exactly what you would like done and see the pricing. 

I ran across this graphic on the Geissele Automatics Facebook page today and wanted to share it with you guys. I’ll be the first to admit I have been a little out of the loop on the Geissele Super Precision Scope Mounts but this graphic surprised me as I had no idea they were offering 3 different variations of the AR15 / M4 Scope Mounts. These mounts are basically the same mounts that Geissele builds for the Unites States SOCOM (Special Operations Command) and have been getting rave reviews by those that have had their hands on them so far. 

Geissele Automatics Super Precision Scope Mounts

The AR-15/M4 Super Precision series of scope mounts are optimized for use with an AR-15/M4 upper. The mounting surface spans 7 picatinny sections and utilizes 4 shear lugs. These mounts use Geissele’s update of the classic nut and bolt method for clamping the mount to the picatinny rail, which is the most secure method of attaching your scope to your weapon. Each nut and bolt combination provides 1,400 pounds of clamping force, much more than any lever mounting arrangement.

The Geissele Automatics Super Precision scope mounts are available in a Standard, Extended and Hyper Extended configuration with the additional options of 30mm or 34mm ring size, a 20moa built in Cant and your choice of 7075-T6 Aluminum or 2099 Aluminum Lithium Alloy.  You can take a look at and order your own here: https://geissele.com/ar15-m4-super-precision-scope-mount.html

You can take a look at the entire line of Geissele Automatics Super Precision Scope Mounts including the Big Bertha and SOPMOD Certified mounts at www.Geissele.com.

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