One of the things I love most about the AR platform is how versatile it is. There is almost an unlimited amount of different calibers you can build an AR in and its very popular for many AR owners to have multiple different caliber uppers for a single lower. As you can imagine, this also opens up the possibility of chambering the wrong ammunition into the wrong upper which can be extremely dangerous to the shooter and those near by.
In the past I’ve resorted to writing on the side of my magazines with a paint pen and have even had a special design dyed onto the side of a mag for me just so I can make sure I don’t make that mistake. The issue is this permanently marks these mags as that specific caliber which kind of sucks when you want to just grab some mags and go. The new Magazine Marker Bands from Faxon Firearms should help make this a whole lot easier.
Basically they are a thick rubber band which has the caliber information on it that fits tight around the bottom of the magazine. Currently they are offering these for three of the more popular AR calibers which are 5.56/.223 (Blue), 300BLK (Red) and 7.62×39 (Yellow).
Each caliber is available in a 10-pack for just $10 with FREE SHIPPING. Get yours now at www.FaxonFirearms.com.
I can always count on Ballistic Advantage to put together a great sale when any type of holiday rolls around and their Halloween Sale is just that. Right now you can use the code “SPOOKY” at checkout to save 20% off your entire order. This includes Complete Uppers, Receivers, Barrels, BCGs, Muzzle Devices, Gas Blocks and small parts. If you’re looking for a great deal so you can finish off that upper you’ve been dreaming about, you definitely need to check this one out.
No trick, just a treat! 20% off all orders!
Use coupon code “spooky” during checkout at http://ballisticadvantagellc.com/
In the AR world there are lots of partially ambi receiver sets but that typically just means that they have an ambi bolt release lever. To me thats not really an ambi receiver because you’re still multiple other features that aren’t ambi. I know I’m obviously not the first to feel like that and I can guarantee you that is exactly what SI-Defense was thinking when they started designing their new Full Ambi Billet .308 Receiver Set.
One of the first things you’ll notice is that both sides of the lower receiver look exactly the same. The brain trust at SI-Defense did this on purpose to ensure your body gets used to doing the same exact thing whether you’re shooting with your right or left hand. These mirrored features include an Ambi Mag Release, Ambi Index Finger Grooves and a complete Bolt Catch Assembly on both sides giving you a true Ambi Bolt Hold function which is absolutely priceless when clearing malfunctions (I know you’ve heard me preach about that before).
Upon further inspection you’ll also see that they have also included a Pivot Pin Spring Housing on both sides of the lower receiver. That’s right! This new receiver set even offers an ambi Pivot Pin and Takedown Pin system which is something I don’t remember ever seeing before. A couple of other neat features are the Quick Release Dust Cover Assembly and a Threaded Forward Assist Pin Hole.
So as you can see, this is a very well thought out design that looks just as good. I’ve also heard there will be an AR-15 version of this available as well so keep an eye out for that. SI-Defense is currently taking pre-orders for this new Ambi .308 Billet Set. Head on over to their brand new website at www.SI-Defense.com or call 406-752-4253 to place your pre-order.
**The receiver set includes dust cover, ambi bolt catch, ambi mag release. Forward assist, takedown pins and ambi selector not included but are available for sale in the Parts and Accessories section of their web store.
If you’re planning on buying some AR parts or accessories between now and Halloween you will definitely want to check out the Damage Industries Trick or Treat Sale. If you use the code “TRICKORTREAT” by Midnight on Friday, 10/31/14 you will save 25% Off all normally priced items. This is a great deal whether you’re looking for a ton of parts to complete a build or if you just wanted a new muzzle brake, etc. Just don’t forget this deal ends Friday night.
TRICK out your rifle OR TREAT yourself to 25% off*!
Now through Midnight on Halloween, Use coupon code TRICKORTREAT.
*Blemished, used/surplus, or products already discounted are not eligible for further discounts such as coupon codes.
Usually when you purchase a mount for your Aimpoint Micro mount you have to decide if you want an Absolute Co-Witness mount or a Lower 1/3 Co-Witness mount. Not many companies offer a mount that can be configured for both but that is exactly what Daniel Defense just released. The new mount looks very similar to their already very popular Aimpoint Micro Mount but now comes with an Absolute Co-Witness base and a bolt on spacer that converts the mount to a Lower 1/3 Co-Witness height mount. Now you don’t have to figure out which model you prefer and no need to buy multiple mounts. Check out the pics and details for the new mount below, then head on over to www.DanielDefense.com to purchase one for yourself.
The newest generation of the Daniel Defense Aimpoint® Micro Mount gives users the option of both an absolute or lower 1/3 co-witness with iron sights and Aimpoint’s popular Micro R-1, H-1, T-1, or T-2 optics. Its light weight, essentials-only design offers a snag-free, low-profile, reversible mounting option for shooters that do not require or desire a quick attach/detach mount. The mount features a recoil lug which interfaces with the bottom of the optic and prevents the energy from recoil and counter recoil from transferring to and damaging the factory mounting screws. This further increases durability and ensures a repeatable zero shot after shot. The Aimpoint® Micro Mount features our Patented Rock & Lock® attachment system and secures to any MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny Rail with two slotted machine screws. These fasteners thread into stainless steel self-locking threaded inserts that resist vibration and loosening. Offering absolute or a lower 1/3 co-witness with your back-up iron sights, this mount is ideal for shooters who are looking for the lightest mount to accent their Aimpoint® Micro. In order to achieve a lower 1/3 co-witness, the user includes the spacer with the mount when installing the optic. For an absolute co-witness, simply install optic without the spacer. The Daniel Defense Aimpoint® Micro Mount has been proven to be one of the most durable and light weight mounts available.
- Absolute or lower 1/3rd co-witness
– Recoil Lug Interface between mount and optic
– Snag Free and reversible
– Patented Rock & Lock® Attachment System
– Light Weight
– Precision CNC machined from Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum
– Military Specification Type III Hard Coat Anodized
– 1.5oz or 1.8oz with Lower 1/3 spacer
– Made in the USA!
So you like that awesome new SLiM Rail that you’ve seen on some of the new Daniel Defense DDM4 rifle but haven’t been able to find them available for purchase anywhere? That’s because they just released the new 12″ and 15″ SLiM Rails for individual purchase. Right now they have both 12″ and 15″ SLiM Rails in stock and man they look awesome. You can check out the pics and details below.
The SLiM Rail™ (Slim, Lightweight, Modular) from Daniel Defense utilizes the KeyMod accessory attachment system for incredible weight savings as well as superior cooling, ergonomics, and modularity while maintaining the strength and durability expected from Daniel Defense. KeyMod is a recoil resistant, two-part, direct attachment method for accessories that offers outstanding “return-to-zero” when accessories are removed and reinstalled. The SLiM Rail™ features the battle-proven “Bolt-Up System” which provides modern flat-top upper receivers with a free-floating, continuous, uninterrupted upper rail platform and allows for simplified alignment to the host weapon upper receiver. Ambidextrous sling swivel attachment points are integrated into both the left and right side rails at 1 and 11 o’clock. The SLiM Rail™ can be used with a low-profile gas block on pistol, carbine, or mid-length gas systems.
– Light Weight Free Floating Barrel Design
– Steel Barrel Nut
– Uninterrupted Mil-Spec 1913 Picatinny Upper Rail
– KeyMod attachment at 3, 6, & 9 o’clock positions
– Ambidextrous Sling Swivel Attachment Points at 1 and 11 o’clock
– Patented Bolt-Up mounting System
– Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum
– Mil-Spec type III Hard Coat Anodized Finish
– Grade 8 Military Specification Fasteners
– Made in the USA!
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Radical Firearms is showing some more diversity with these two new products they are offering. The first is beast of a complete upper chambered in 458 SOCOM. This thing looks really nice and even features a really cool Radical Firearms exclusive muzzle brake. The second new product is a California Compliant version of their already super popular line of complete AR Pistols with Sig Braces on them. These new Cali Compliant versions are available in 7.5″, 8.5″ and 10.5″ lengths in both 5.56 and 300BLK. You can also choose between Black and FDE. Check out the pics and details of these great new products below.
RADICAL FIREARMS 458 SOCOM COMPLETE UPPER
Introducing Radical Firearms 458 SOCOM Complete Upper. After a year of development, a few thousand rounds, and a pretty sore shoulder, we feel this is absolutely one of the best uppers we ever offered… This provides a high-quality upper for those looking for more POWER out of their rifle. Comes complete and assembled with Upper Receiver, Forward Assist, Custom Ejection Port Door, Barrel Nut. 16″ 458 SOCOM Barrel and our new Panzer Muzzle Brake to take the bite out of the round. Bolt Carrier Group and Charging Handle come complete with this upper.
– 16″ 458 SOCOM 4150 Vanadium Steel Barrel
– 1 in 14″ Twist Rate
– 5/8×32 TPI
– 458 SOCOM Chamber
– Single Feed Ramp
– Low Profile .936″ Micro Gas Block
– Stainless carbine-length gas tube
– Direct Gas Impingement
– Radical Firearms Panzer Muzzle Brake
– Seekins Precision 12″ MCSR Rail System
– Custom Forged Upper Receiver with Forward Assist, Shell Deflector
– Complete 458 BCG, MPI, Melonite Coated, Staked
– Mil-Spec Charging Handle
RADICAL FIREARMS CALIFORNIA COMPLIANT AR PISTOLS
INCLUDES BULLET BUTTON AND 10 RD MAGPUL PMAG WITH 1 SHOT LIMITER
The Radical Firearms complete AR-Pistol is a fully Mil-Spec AR-15 pistol built using their law enforcement grade upper receivers and Aero Precision lowers. The 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel barrels are melonite QPQ treated for a harder-than chrome finish without chrome’s accuracy robbing side effects! This same finish is applied to the bolt carrier groups, helping to reduce receiver wear and increase reliability. The bolt heads are MIL-STD phosphate and MPI for quality assurance. The full-length, free float handguard keeps your hands cool and provides plenty of room for accessories. As an added touch, Radical Firearms has included the Sig Sauer Stabilizing Arm Brace!
- INCLUDES BULLET BUTTON AND 10 RD MAGPUL PMAG WITH 1 SHOT LIMITER
– Forged, Mil-Spec Upper Receiver features M4 feed ramps and T-Marks
– 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel barrel chambered for 5.56 NATO and 300 AAC finished with Melonite
– Pistol length gas-system for improved reliability
– Extractor booster pre-installed for reliable extraction!
– Free-float quad-rail handguard with T-marks
– Aero Precision Forged Mil-Spec lower
– Made in Texas, USA!
KAK Industry just notified us that they got a restock of the Sig SB-15 Arm Braces. This is awesome because now they have their Super Sig SB-15 Package Deals back in-stock. The Super Sig SB-15 package deal comes with the KAK Super Sig Tube, Sig SB-15 Arm Brace, LOP Adjustment Rings, End Plate, Castle Nut, Buffer and Spring. This is an awesome package deal that helps you finish off the lower for your new AR Pistol and save a few dollars at the same time.
The KAK Super Sig SB-15 package deals are in-stock and available in Black, FDE and they also have Pink SB-15’s.
Black with QD End Plate – http://www.kakindustry.com/sig-super-package-black-qd
Black with Standard End Plate – http://www.kakindustry.com/sig-super-package-black-plain
FDE with QD End Plate – http://www.kakindustry.com/sig-super-package-fde-qd
FDE with Standard End Plate – http://www.kakindustry.com/sig-super-package-fde-plain
Pink SB-15 Arm Brace – http://www.kakindustry.com/sb-15-brace-pink
We had heard through the grapevine that Wilson Combat was going to be releasing their .308 rifle soon and were thinking it would be in a few weeks. I guess it was a lot closer to being released then I realized because they sent out the following press release and pics of the rifle and man is it beautiful! Check it out, then head on over to WilsonCombat.com.
After rigorous testing and evaluation Wilson Combat is pleased to announce the availability of our new large format BILLet-AR rifles in .308 Winchester caliber. The .308 caliber rifle is an ideal choice for the hunter or long range shooter looking for an AR-style rifle with impressive down range ballistics.
These all-new rifles utilize our in-house BILLet-AR receiver technology to build the next generation of lightweight but accurate and reliable semi-automatic rifles suitable for a variety of tactical and outdoor roles. This rifle is further enhanced with our renowned custom features like precision machined Match Grade barrels, T.R.I.M hand guard rail and crisp Tactical Trigger Units.
These .308 rifles raise the bar for .308 AR accuracy and reliability.
- BILLet-AR 7075 T-6 Aluminum Flat-Top Upper & Lower Receiver
– Lo-Profile Gas System
– Accu-Tac Flash Hider
– T.R.I.M. Rail
– Bravo Company Pistol Grip
– Wilson/Rogers Super-Stoc®
– TTU (Tactical Trigger Unit) Single Stage, 4#
– Premium Bolt and Bolt Carrier NP3 Plated
– Mil-Spec Hard Anodize Finish on Upper / Lower Receivers
– Armor-Tuff® Finish
The rigid but lightweight BILLet-AR receiver allows us to build the lightest .308 frame AR on the market with the 7.7 pound Tactical Lightweight Model that has a lightweight 14.7″ barrel and pinned muzzle device as standard.
Medium, Recon profile 16″ and 18″ fluted or standard barrel models are also available for shooters seeking maximum precision and all around long range performance in a slightly heavier but portable package.
Our receivers have been designed to accept commonly available metal or polymer “SR-25” pattern magazines. Numerous finish options, muzzle device, various rail lengths and other custom features are also available.
These rifles have the Wilson Combat performance you can trust along with our best-in-industry 100% Customer Satisfaction pledge.
A Word From Bill…
“The goal of the Wilson Combat team was to design and build a premium quality lightweight .308 platform carbine that is accurate and reliable with minimum weight and bulk, I think we have successfully achieved our goal.
Personally I have never been a fan of the .308 platform AR due to weight and a lot of square edges on the ones I’ve handled, I believe the Wilson Combat design team has resolved these issues and produced an extremely user friendly carbine.
Even though AR carbines in 5.56, 6.8 SPC and .458 SOCOM do most of what I need in a ranch rifle, the added range with knock down power of the .308 will certainly come in handy from time to time.”
Founder and President
Wilson Combat & Scattergun Technologies
For more information regarding the new Wilson Combat .308 rifles head on over to www.WilsonCombat.com.
Looking for a deal on some super high quality ammo? Gorilla Ammunition is holding a 25% off sale on all factory new ammunition. Includes .223, 300BLK and .308 ammo. This sales is good through Sunday 10/26/14. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this sale.