If you’ve ever owned a Pistol Caliber AR you know very well that fine tuning them is all about the buffer system as most Pistol Caliber ARs are blowback so there is no gas block or gas tube at all to adjust. However, fine tuning them is a must. I was absolutely surprised by the amount of felt recoil the first time I shot my 9mm PCC. Pistol Caliber Carbines are known for breaking a Bolt Catch and increasing internal wear if you don’t figure out how to slow down the Bolt. Most people end up guessing and buying a heavy buffer of any number of ounces or will buy a number of them and try them all (that’s what I did LoL). Quarter Circle 10, the industry leader and standard for Pistol Caliber ARs, has just introduced their new Adjustable Pistol Buffer Assembly which looks like a real winner.

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Adjustable Blowback Buffer Assembly for use with most pistol caliber carbines, suppressed or unsuppressed, including 9MM, .40 S&W and .45ACP. Quick change weight management allows use with multiple configurations.

Package Includes: 4 aluminum weights, 4 steel weights, 4 tungsten weights, 4 rubber spacers, buffer body and allen wrench.

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  • 8620 Steel construction and QPQ nitrite finish for maximum wear and durability
  • Easy user adjustability from 5-11oz with included Aluminum, Steel, and Tungsten weights
  • Threaded retaining pin and included allen key eliminates need for hammer and punch
  • Extended length for increased bolt catch life (no spacer necessary)
  • Drop-in installation
  • For use in carbine length buffer tubes
  • Ideal for tuning your Pistol caliber AR for the best function, felt recoil, and sound suppression

 ***For pistol caliber blow back builds only

Whether you’re planning a new Pistol Caliber Carbine build or wanting to fine tune your existing PCC, this might be a great answer to the perfect running gun. Check them out at www.RainierArms.com.

Phase 5 WSI just introduced a new Mini Hand Stop. The new Mini Hand Stop comes in an MLOK model and a Direct Thread model. The direct thread model works with the Phase 5 LPSN handguards or any rail that has #10-32 tpi threaded holes that are 1.576 in. apart (such as the Centurion Arms CMR or KAC URX3.1, etc). Each model is available in Grey, Black or Red.

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The new Phase 5 WSI Mini Hand Stops are available now. Direct Thread models are just $25 and MLOK models are $35.

If you’re a Rainier Arms fan like myself you can purchase the MLOK version here: https://www.rainierarms.com

Phase 5 WSI also has both Direct Thread and MLOK versions here: https://phase5wsi.com

**Press Release**

When every shot counts, end users trust Hexmag™.

Virginia Beach, Va. (October 2017) – SENTRY Products Group, an industry leader in the Military, Law Enforcement and Outdoor equipment, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hexmag™, innovators of AR-15/AR-10 magazines and accessories.

SENTRY Products Group Announces the Acquisition of Hexmag™

When Hexmag was founded, it introduced lightweight magazines for the AR-15/AR-10 platforms. “We set out to make the most durable, versatile and aesthetic magazine on the market,” stated Aaron Schefter, founder of Hexmag. He continued, “With great acceptance and a strong end user following, the company rapidly expanded and SENTRY was the logical partner to continue the product development. When the SENTRY crew were executives at BLACKHAWK!®, they really loved and understood product development and manufacturing and that is what I want for the future of Hexmag’s products.”

SENTRY Products Group Announces the Acquisition of Hexmag™

Built in the USA and backed with a lifetime warranty, Hexmag’s products are manufactured using a proprietary fiber-reinforced polymer, PolyHex2, resulting in a lighter and more durable magazine. The patented hexagonal surface provides superior grip and ease of handling. Hexmag’s HexID Color Identification System allows end users to quickly personalize magazines to identify different ammunition calibers. Product line extensions include grips, rail covers and grip tape allowing end users to further customize their gear.

“We are proud to add Hexmag products to our company offerings; their innovative approach to product design and marketing fits well and extends our presence in the Military, Law Enforcement, Tactical and OEM markets,” said Terry Naughton, President of SENTRY Products Group. He continued, “This addition creates new US based jobs as manufacturing and distribution moves to SENTRY’s Boise, Idaho facility and core business functions move to the Virginia Beach, Virginia U.S.A. headquarters.”

“The acquisition of Hexmag fits perfectly with SENTRY’s short, medium and long-term vision of both organic growth, as well as growth through acquisition,” said Mike Noell, CEO of SENTRY.  “Hexmag was an easy plugin to our accessories business and gives SENTRY additional product categories, sales channels, new distribution partners and an entrance into the high-tech injection molded product arena. We are now focused on operational excellence, great products and awesome service. Thank you for your trust and business, we look forward to serving you!”

If you are interested in becoming a Distributor, Dealer, OEM Customer, Manufacturers Rep or to request an appointment to preview our product line at the 2017 NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting (booth #601), please contact us at (877) 726-7328.

About SENTRY Products Group, LLC:

Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia U.S.A. with distribution world-wide, SENTRY designs, manufactures and distributes products and equipment serving our Military, Law Enforcement, Tactical and Outdoor industry. SENTRY Brands include Hexmag™, Scopecoat™, Slideboot™, Sentry Solutions™ and SENTRY™ brands. Product categories are Bags, Belts, Packs, Cases, Firearm accessories, Cleaning and Lubrication solutions for guns and knives, Optic covers, Rifle and Pistol Magazines, Rifle and Pistol Covers.

 

If you’re a fan of fixed sights on your AR, you’re going to want to check these out!! It’s been a while since Centurion Arms did a run of their super popular C4 Diopter Sights. The C4 Diopter Sights basically take the look and feel of HK Iron Sights and adapt them for use on an AR-15 with a standard flat top upper receiver. 

“Centurion Arms is reintroducing a set of “diopter” style iron sights for use with AR-15 or M4 flat top receivers. The sights are designed to the correct ergonomic height for the standard AR-15/M4 flat top receivers in any of the popular calibers including (5.56, 300BLK, 9mm ect) for the proper feel and rapid sight acquisition.”

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“The rear drum has four different apertures, allowing the shooter to rapidly adjust for different light conditions. It uses a standard HK type adjustment tool for windage and elevation.”

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“The front sight mounts to any commonly available same plane rail style hand guard that is the industry standard. It uses a standard fixed blade which can be replaced with the tritium front sight blade commonly sold for the HK91/94/93/ and MP5’s.”

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“Both front and rear sights are also compatible with any standard AR-15/M4 sights, including any standard height back up iron sights or the detachable carry handle rear sights. This offers the shooter maximum sight options. The Centurion Arms sights also take up a minimal amount of rail space leaving plenty of room to be used as back up iron sights in conjunction with Aimpoint, EOTech and most other readily available red dot sights.”

Centurion Arms C4 Diopter SightsPhoto by Stickman

“The front and rear sight set retails for $225.00. For more information, please contact Centurion Arms at www.centurionarms.com, sales@centurionarms.net

The original Battle Arms Development Enhanced Bolt Catch, also known as the BAD-EBC, is a very popular aftermarket option for upgrading the Bolt Catch on an AR-15. Being that it was made from 8620 billet steel it also came with a $42 price tag. Battle Arms Development wanted to make a more affordable version of this popular item so they created the new BAD-EBC-IC. The “IC” stands for Investment Cast which is a much more budget conscious way of producing the Enhanced Bolt Catch.

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Battle Arms Development’s latest, cost friendly Enhanced Bolt Catch, from 8620 Heat Treated Investment Cast Steel, is a must have upgrade that is simple to install and improves the functionality of any Mil-Spec compatible AR-15 / M16 / M4 lower receiver.

Enhanced Control Surfaces, Better Ergonomics, Lightweight Engineering, 8620 Heat Treated Investment Cast Steel and Versatile Modular Design for Future Add-On Product(s).

Specs:
– 8620 Heat Treated Investment Cast Steel
– Oversize Control Surfaces for Easy Engagement
– Lightweight but Robust Design 0.39oz (MilSpec Bolt Catch – approx 0.42oz)
– Raised “T-Shaped” Heel Provides Positive and Distinctive Control Surface for Bolt Lock Back
– Compatible with Norgon Ambi-Catch Without Interference
– Elegant Tapered Control Surface and Skeletonized Design
– Bold Horizontal and Diagonal Serrations Provides Positive Purchase
– Versatile, Modular Design for Future Add-On Product(s)>
– Black Oxide Finish

The new Investment Cast model of the BAD-EBC is now available and at a cost of just $15 its going to be a hard option to beat. Whether you’re just looking for an upgrade that looks good or a very functional upgrade that doesn’t break the bank, the BAD-EBC-IC is a great option to look into.

www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com

The new Rainier Arms Ultramatch 9mm Complete Upper is here! This complete upper was designed from the ground up by the Rainier Arms competitive shooting team to meet their specs for the perfect 9mm competition upper including a 16″ Rainier Arms Ultramatch 9mm barrel, 14″ Switch Rail, Mod2 Avalanche ambi charging handle and Faxon Firearms 9mm BCG. The 16″ Ultramatch barrel ensures the ability to make closeup shots as well as distance shots with easy all while using the same mags and ammo as your handgun.

rainier-arms-ultramatch-9-pcc-9mm-complete-upper-1Designed from the ground up in partnership with the Rainier Arms Shooting team, the Rainier Arms Ultramatch 9 PCC upper was purpose built to fit the needs of serious competitive shooters. But the Ultramatch 9 is easily multi-functional to fit any serious, hard use application. It was designed not only to be fast, but reliable and accurate and depending on the purpose, it can go from tactical to practical.

We started off with the robust Rainier Arms 9mm forged upper receiver, and used our 16″ Ultrmatch 9mm barrel with a 14″ Rainier Arms Switch rail and our Mod 2 Avalanche Charging handle lastly to help cycle the Faxon Gen 2 BCG. Every high end component we used in this build is of the best quality and was run and tested by our shooting team.

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We’ve left the muzzle device as dealers choice, but we can easily thread one on for you, prior to shipping.

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Specs:

  • Rainier Arms Forged 9mm upper receiver
  • Rainier Arms Mod 2 Avalanche Charging handle
  • Rainier Arms Ultramatch (Steel match Shilen) 16″ 1/10 twist – 1/2×28 thread Pitch – Bead blasted
  • Rainier Arms 14″ Switch Rail / Keymod
  • Backup Tactical thread protector
  • Faxon Gen 2 BCG

While this might be the perfect competition 9mm upper it also would make for a great non-NFA / non-PISTOL upper as well for those who are looking for a quality, affordable Pistol Caliber Carbine upper that is ready to go right out of the box. If this sounds like something you’re looking for, check it out at www.RainierArms.com.

I’m really glad to see a very reputable company coming out with a new Quad Rail. Everyone thought Quad Rails would go bye bye with all the KeyMod and MLOK rails out there but there’s just something too awesome about a quality Quad Rail. Cross Machine Tool knows that and the fact that there are still so many Picatinny Specific accessories out there. Everyone keeps asking for them so a CMT Quad Rail you shall have. Below are some pics my buddy UWOne77 took of his preproduction 12.5″ model.

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I’m sure some of you are wondering, what about .308 rails? Cross Machine Tool says they  have no immediate plans for a .308 Quad Rail but, like everything else, I bet if the demand is they will make them. As with other HDX line of rails, these will include a NITRIDED Steel QD Socket on both sides of the rail and are designed from the ground up for hard use. The first run of Cross Machine Tool HDX MOD III Quad Rails are set to be released at the end of October. The 12.5″ is the first shown but I would assume there will be multiple lengths available.

Keep an eye on www.CMTTAC.com and the CMT Facebook and CMT Instagram for more information as these get closer to release.

A good majority of 300BLK ARs are build as either an SBR or AR Pistol and a good majority of those builds are also purpose built to be run suppressed so its safe to say they get their fair share of abuse. KAK Industry just introduced their new Cold Hammer Forged 300BLK barrels or as they call them “The Ultimate 300BLK Barrels”. The new CHF 300BLK barrels are all 41V50 Steel with Concentric Threads for perfect suppressor alignment, Melonite Finish inside and out, Pistol Length Gas and available in your choice of 8″ or 9″ lengths. And at just $180 it’s hard to beat!

KAK Industry 300BLK CHF Barrel

The ultimate 300 blackout barrel!
– COLD HAMMER FORGED!
– 41V50!
– 1:7 5R!
– 9 INCH OR 8 INCH MR BLOND PROFILE!
– THREADED CONCENTRIC FOR YOUR CAN!
– MELONITE TREATED INSIDE AND OUT!

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9″ 300BLK CHF Barrel

After quite a long time out of stock, Ballistic Advantage 5.45×39 barrels are finally back in stock. 5.45×39 is the ammo that you usually shoot out of an AK-74 and for a long time was some of the cheapest centerfire rifle ammo around. If you’re like me you stocked up on it when you could and now need a good barrel to shoot it all. The Ballistic Advantage 5.45×39 barrels are some of the nicest you’ll find anywhere, are very accurate and are machined from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium steel with a QPQ Corrosion Resistant Finish. Ballistic Advantage also includes a WOLF Extra Power Hammer Spring to ensure proper function. They also have 5.45×39 Bolts available for pre-order as well.

Ballistic Advantage 5.45x39 Barrels InStock

I have built a few 5.45×39 uppers including one with a BA barrel and I love it. Head on over to www.BallisticAdvantage.com now to snag a few of these barrels while they last. You won’t be disappointed. 

**Press Release**

Designed to teach the thumbs forward grip, XTech Tactical releases the PTG (Pistol Training Gloves)

XTECH Tactical PTG Pistol Training Gloves

Mesa, AZ- XTech Tactical, makers of the adjustable angle ATG AR Grip and their VP9 & P30 magazines and extensions announced today the release of their PTG (Pistol Training Gloves). The patent pending gloves use hook and loop to reinforce the “thumbs forward grip”.  

Check out this quick video!

The Pistol Training Glove, or PTG from XTech Tactical teaches & reinforces the “thumbs forward” grip technique used by military, law enforcement, and professional shooters. With its grip interlock technology, the PTG’s hook and loop fasteners engage only when your hands are in the correct position.  The use of this training tool will develop habits and muscle memory that build shooting skills and confidence.

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The gloves are breathable, comfortable and made from high end materials. They come in a full range of sizes ranging from XS-L to meet almost any trainee’s needs. The gloves are fully ambidextrous and address a problem we can all relate to. When introducing a beginner pistol shooter to the thumbs forward grip it is often quickly forgotten. And without the instructor by the trainee’s side and prior to muscle memory being established, the trainee becomes unsure of themselves.  Also, in a training environment when handling a live weapon for the first time the trainee often forgets the grip and the instructor is forced to correct them, which often requires physical contact.  This can create a dangerous situation but at a minimum affects the confidence of the trainee.  With the gloves, you will find the grip will no longer need to be a major focus of training and they assist in building confidence and a more enjoyable experience!

XTECH Tactical PTG Pistol Training Gloves

The gloves are simple to use and are an excellent tool in your range bag no matter if you are a beginner, instructor, or just act as a 2nd Amendment Ambassador and introducing others to shooting pistols!

MSRP is $34.95. They can be purchased at www.xtechtactical.com. Dealer pricing, and special NRA instructor pricing is available.  Dealer and Instructor inquiries please contact jeremy@xtechtactical.com

Pantheon Arms is well known for their awesome upgrades to the Dolos Quick Change Barrel System and now they’ve introduced a brand new product called the Kentri Short Buffer System for AR-15s that will work with both rifle caliber and pistol caliber builds. This should be perfect for one of those super compact AR Pistol “Truck Gun” “Backpack Gun” Builds.

Dolos KENTRI AR15 Short Buffer System

The new Kentri Short Buffer System is just 3.5″ long and features a floating guide rod to keep everything aligned in the buffer, doesn’t require a proprietary BCG,  supports the SB Tactical Braces and Shockwave Blade and  at just $55 is less than 1/3 the price of most other Short Buffer Systems on the market. 

So far, after a quick Google search, it looks like Vision Defense LLC (they’re the ones who tagged me on Instagram about this new product) is the only company to have these instock  and listed on their website so you might want to check them out. They’re listed at $55. 

You can also follow Pantheon Arms on Instagram and Facebook and check out their website www.PantheonArms.com.

Cross Machine Tool is running a special promotion with two of their largest retails. From now through the end of the month, if you purchase a Cross Machine Tool Billet Receiver Set (upper and lower together) you will also receive a FREE Cross Machine Tool Muzzle Device. AR-15 receiver sets will come with the CRC556 muzzle device and the AR-10 sets will come with the new CRB Muzzle Brake.

Cross Machine Tool CMT Billet Receiver Set Muzzle Brake Promotion

This deal is only available currently through Rainier Arms and Aim Surplus which are both top notch retailers and great to do business with. If you’re looking for a quick start to a new build or a great finish to some parts you have laying around, this is a deal look into. Check out these deals at the links below.

CMT Receiver Sets at Rainier Arms

CMT Receiver Sets at Aim Surplus