V7 Weapon Systems has introduced a pretty sweet looking lightweight rail system called the MPR or Multi Purpose Rail. It features small rail sections at 3, 6 and 9 0′clock towards the front of the rail along with a full length 12 o’clock rail section. At just 12.6 ounces it is very light for a 13.5″ long rail. Check out the pictures and details below. You can purchase one for yourself at www.V7WeaponSystems.com.
-CONSTRUCTED FROM AVIATION GRADE ALUMINUM
-TYPE III HARDCOAT ANODIZED
-4 INTEGRATED QD MOUNTING POINTS
-WEIGHS 12.6 OZ
-INLCUDES 8 TORX PLUS BUTTON HEAD CAP SCREWS
BARREL NUT FEATURES:
-V7 EASY MOUNT SYSTEM
-BARREL NUT CAN BE TORQUED USING 1″ OR 1 1/8″ WRENCH
-EASILY TIMED WITH 32 INDIVIDUAL MOUNTING POINTS
-WEIGHS 2.6 OZ
Most people, even with limited gun experience, know the name Hogue. They are pretty synonymous with any type of rubber OverMolded grip for Handguns or Rifles. Recently they decided to add a few more products to their lineup. The recently released products include an AR-15 collapsible stock and a new G-10 AR-15 Trigger Guard.
The Hogue collapsible stock made from a lightweight reinforced polymer coming in at just 8.3 ounces and features rubber OverMolded sections on the Buttpad and Cheek Rest area. The stock has an Anti Rattle design, 3 different QD sling attachment points and is made in the USA with a starting MSRP of just $59.95. Details and purchasing info at www.HogueStore.com.
The other recent addition we mentioned is the G-10 Trigger Guard. These Trigger Guards come in the standard Flat style and in a Contoured (aka Winter Trigger Guard) style. G-10 is a very strong lightweight material that is typically used in making knife handles. I’m not so much a huge fan of the straight design but the Contoured ones look pretty neat. These are also available at www.HogueStore.com starting at $24.95 each.
AERO Precision has 3 different barrels on sale right now and is offering FREE SHIPPING on them as well. All 3 barrels are made of CMV steel, have M4 feed ramps, .750 Gas Seats, a black QPQ treatment and are all HP and MPI tested.
First is the 10.5″ 5.56 Carbine Length barrel with a pinned Front Sight Base.
Second is the 14.5″ 5.56 Mid Length barrel.
Third is a 10″ 300BLK Pistol Length barrel.
Devil Dog Concepts, a company owned and operated buy two former Marine Corp Sergeants, has just introduced their new Left Side Forward Charging Handle which they are calling the “Hard Charger”. This systems replaces your existing AR-15 charging handle with a new system giving you a larger handle that is positioned on the left side and positioned further forward towards the front of the upper receiver thus converting your current standard upper to a side charging upper. At this point, you’re probably thinking “This sounds familiar”. There have been a few different companies who have made side charger systems but what makes this system different is that it incorporates an additional mount that clamps onto the forward most portion of picatinny rail section on the upper receiver. This should address all tilt/binding issues of the Side Charing Systems that have come before.
Side Charging uppers are kind of a touchy subject. Most people are either a die hard fan or staunch critic. There are very few who are on the fence. Whether using this Hard Charger system or a conventional Side Charging Upper, they offer the functionality of a further forward, more comfortable position for the charging handle and offer a larger latch to make charging the weapon easier while in the prone position and when you are using optics with larger mounts, etc.
PRO’s and CON’s
Both types of side charging systems have their own PRO’s and CON’s. Some PRO’s for the “Hard Charger” type of side charging system is that it is non-reciprocating, meaning it does not move back and forth with every shot and that you can easily upgrade your current rifle with it in minutes.
A couple of PRO’s for the conventional side charging system is that it completely eliminates the Charging Handle all together making the use of accessories like Cheek Risers, etc easier and helps with gas blow back so long as the charging handle slot is closed up properly. You can also charge the weapon easier without moving your cheek from the firing position because there is no charging handle coming back at your face. The knob that you use to charge the weapon is also a forward assist.
So as you can see, this comes down to user preference. If you are interested in having a side charger system, you have to decide what type of system you want to go with. For this type of side charging system, the Hard Charger from Devil Dog Concepts looks to be a good option to try. More details and purchase information are available at www.DevilDogConcepts.com.
**Just to clarify, I do not have one of these systems myself. As with most of the articles I write, it is meant to inform our readers of new parts and accessories, not necessarily a recommendation or review unless specifically stated as such.**
Our friends at Damage Industries just received some Sig Sauer SB15 Arm Braces in both Black and FDE. They just so happen to be offering a site wide Summer Savings of 30%. Use the code “SUMMER30” at checkout and the price drops down to just $98 which is the cheapest I’ve seen anywhere. Snag a couple more for yourself at www.DamageIndustriesLLC.com.
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Big things are happening in the halls of Adams Arms these days. Today they have the ability to take superior products to the market at industry leading prices. A recent move to bring production in house coupled with increasing overall productivity allows them to pass savings directly to customers. While traditional piston systems can cost an average of $1,200-$1,600, the Adams Arms base piston rife now has a MSRP of just $995. These prices allow the company to compete with lower priced, traditional rifle systems, while still offering consumers the ability to afford high-quality piston rifles, parts and accessories.
Adams Arms President and CEO Michael Froning commented, “We are extremely excited to be able to reset the bar from a product cost standpoint while delivering the highest quality products on the market. While the industry is seeing reduced prices to combat lagging sales, we have been able to drive our costs down significantly and pass on savings of over 20% to the consumer”
The company also announced exciting new upcoming projects to include:
* .308 Rifles
* .22 Rifles
* Custom Slides
More news on the release of these products is expected in the next few weeks.
Established in 2007, Adams Arms began with an innovative design that improved the operating system of AR style rifles. The Adams Arms Retrofit Kit provided users the ability to upgrade their existing direct impingement rifles to a piston operated system in a mere thirty minutes or less using a 3/4 inch wrench and hammer. They received a patent in 2008 and gained major OEM partnerships which quickly made their system the number one piston system on the market with more than three times the OEM contracts of competitors.
By 2011 they were building their own upper assemblies and within a year manufacturing complete rifles. Adams Arms’ growth skyrocketed as they acquired their largest OEM manufacturer allowing them to produce the majority of their parts in-house. Adams Arms also develops and utilizes some of the most technologically advanced manufacturing processes, machining techniques and coatings, including QPQ, PVDs and Nickels, that far exceed Mil-Spec standards for quality and performance.
They launched VooDoo Innovations, a sister company, in 2013. VooDoo brings high end coatings and processes to the direct impingement market. With so much growth, a major decision was made to purchase $4 million in manufacturing assets. New equipment and the addition of key leadership and industry hires resulted in more than 75% of production moving in-house. Distribution channels were expanded to new distributors, buying groups, direct dealers and website retail sales.
This year they have continued to streamline production and grow their line with products such as:
- XLP Low Profile Gas Block
- C.O.R. Rifle
- Ultra Lite Advanced Dissipator
- Line of 300 BLK Products
- VooDoo Rail System
- VooDoo Innovations LifeCoat Parts
**Photo courtesy of 47 Images Photography.**
Fortis Manufacturing, best known for their REV rail, has been very busy lately making awesome AR-15 accessories such as Aimpoint Mounts, Vertical Grips and Muzzle Devices. They have now introduced the .308 (7.62) version of their popular RED (Rapid Engagement Device) muzzle brake. It does look quite a bit different than the original 5.56 RED but has the same type of performance that you expect from Fortis Mfg. Take a look at the pics below. The .308 RED is now available for purchase through REVOLVR.com for just $59.95 and will be soon be available through FortisMfg.com.
The new Rapid Engagement Device, or better known as the Fortis RED™ 308 version, is a brake that stays true to our brand. Fortis wanted to develop, engineer, and design a military grade accessory that not only functions great, but looks great also. Tested and evaluated by people in the military and law enforcement community – then put to the test by members of the 3 gun community, we came up with this design. Tested under harsh full auto conditions, the RED™ doesn’t disappoint. Keep your speed and accuracy up. Put more down range and on target. Try out the Fortis RED™ 308 and let them know what you think! Features: 303 Stainless Steel, For the .308 / 7.62, 5/8 x 24 TPI, Comes with a crush washer, 3.8 ounces, 2.75 inches, Made in America.
Badrock Tactical is a newer AR manufacturer but that isn’t stopping them from already turning some heads. I recently had a chance to speak with the owner of Badrock Tactical and with a business model aimed at making high quality AR-15 and AR-10 components and complete rifles at an incredible price point, I felt it would be awesome to introduce them to those of you who read and follow AR15NEWS.
Badrock Tactical recently teamed up with the talented people over at Juggernaut Tactical to start making their billet receivers sets and it has turned into an awesome partnership. Juggernaut Tactical is well known for their Rogue M1A Chassis plus some awesome 80% receivers and jigs. Badrock Tactical will use a similar set to the JT receivers for their rifles and they really make an extremely sweet looking build. The billet receiver sets are priced awesome as well at just $329 for AR-15 and $399 for AR-10 billet sets.
The builds they put together are nothing short of breathtaking. They have styles to fit just about any shooter, including for those who like a little bling. They’ve literally gone through each rifle they offer and upgraded everything possible including Ambi Bolt Catches from Phase 5, PWS Enhanced Buffer Tubes, JP Silent Capture Buffer Springs and either Timney or Geissle Trigger Systems with several hand guard options and price ranges starting in the $1,800 range including custom Cerakote finishes. They will also be working with Juggernaut Tactical to make “less enhanced” rifles to market that will be more in the $1,300 range but still feature mil spec internals, the same billet receiver set, free float rail system, etc.
In Short, Badrock Tactical is a company to keep an eye on. They have some great stuff coming in the near future and appear to know a thing or two about creating some great looking rifles. In case you were wondering, I didn’t get paid to do this article (never have and never will sell article space) nor did I feel that I had to write this article. I wanted to do it because they have something different about them that I really like. Hopefully you love learning about new companies like I do and I hope to be able to work with Badrock Tactical more in the future to bring you new products and deals, etc. Speaking of deals, I almost forgot that Badrock Tactical wanted to offer a special 10% discount code to our readers. Use the code “AR15NEWS” now through Tuesday [7/22/14] at www.BadrockTactical.com.
You can also follow Badrock Tactical on Facebook to get constant updates on their product line.
Now this is something I’m excited about. Rainier Arms (one of my favorite retailers) is coming out with a new version of their high quality Forged Lowers. The new lower will have the same features such as compatibility with the Battle Arms Development 45 degree selectors but will also add the A-DAC function from AXTS Weapons.
The A-DAC function is a right-hand bolt catch (integrated into the magazine release button). The A-DAC allows you to hold the magazine release button in (dropping the mag if one is inserted), pull the charging handle to the rear and lock the bolt back all at the same time. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I could care less about an ambi Bolt RELEASE. I want an ambi Bolt HOLD to help with increasing the speed of clearing malfunctions, etc. There really isn’t any other reason for you to manually hold the bolt open unless you’re clearing a malfunction or inspecting the weapon which in both cases you will want to remove the magazine. The A-DAC system is the perfect solution. Watch the following video that shows how the A-DAC system works.
The original Forged lower will still be available, if you don’t want or need this feature. The Mountain logo has also been added to the left side of the receiver.
Prices will be slightly higher for this version, but unknown at this time. Will be sure to update you as soon as these are available at www.RainierArms.com.
Big thanks to my buddy Rich for making the trip to Rainier Arms and sharing these cell phone pics with me. You can follow his professional photography work at UWone77 on Facebook.
Atomic Tactical is a company that I recently started following after seeing some of their stuff on Instagram. They sell a wide range of lowers, uppers, accessories, etc. Just yesterday they released their new Atomic Tactical Bravo Upper and it really caught my eye. The upper starts out with the stunning Atomic Tactical 14.5″ Cryo-Nitride Mid Length Fluted 5.56 barrel which they then add to a BCM Upper, BCM 13″ KMR rail, pinned BCM low profile gas block and a BCM MOD 1 comp that they pin and weld to the barrel to bring it to 16″ Overall Length. Their normal retail will be around $900 but they are offering the Atomic Tactical Bravo Upper for an introductory price of just $699. If you’re in the market for a sweet upper, this is one to check out. I know I want one. Purchase now at www.AtomicTactical.com.
Atomic Tactical Inc is proud to announce and introduce the ATI Bravo Upper Receiver Group. The ATI Bravo Upper Receiver is composed of only the highest quality components in the industry including a BCM A3 Stripped Upper Receiver w/ M4 feedramps, BCM 13″ KMR Free Float Keymod Rail System, BCM MOD 1 Tactical Compensator (pinned/welded 16″ OAL) and BCM .750 Low Profile Gas Block (pinned). The heart of our rifle is a custom profiled Atomic Tactical Inc. ‘Cryo-Nitride’ Series 14.5″ Mid-Length Fluted Barrel Assembly selected to meet the variety of needs for most shooting communities. All Upper Receiver Groups are assembled in house to our exacting specification with meticulous attention to detail and quality control. Gas block pinning service and pinning/welding of muzzle device is inlcuded standard on all receivers.
Atomic Tactical Inc. Cryo-Nitride 14.5″ Mid-Length Fluted Barrel Assemblies were developed to meet the demands of todays complex shooting environments. Manufactured for the best balance of dependability, wear & corrosion resistance, weight savings, heat dissipation, rigidity, shot to shot consistency and accuracy our 14.5″ Cryo-Nitride Barrels are an industry first and have proven their versatility and balance.
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