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Ballistic Advantage sneakily introduced a new barrel the other day and man is it sweet. The new barrel is an 18″ .223 Wylde Rifle Length SPR barrel from their Premium Series line of barrels but this one features some of the most aggressive flutes that I’ve seen on any barrel. The fluting not only looks amazing but at the same time makes for a really light weight 18″ barrel. If you’re looking for a great looking barrel that is sure to shoot even better for your next build, check out the new Ballistic Advantage Fluted 18″ Premium SPR Barrel.

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Ballistic Advantage Fluted SPR Barrel 1

This .223 Wylde chambered 18 inch barrel is machined from 416 Stainless Steel with a bead blasted finish. Our Premium Series Barrels feature a FailZero Nickel Boron Coated Extended M4 Feed Ramp Extension.

This barrel features some of the most aggressive and weight reducing flutes on the market. Coming in at a total weight of 28 oz. We’ve managed to cut almost a pound out of the barrel all while not sacrificing one ounce of accuracy!

http://ballisticadvantage.com/18-inch-223-wylde-spr-fluted-mid-length-ss-premium-barrel.html

CINCINNATI, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of Faxon’s famed Pencil profile barrels for the .308 Winchester. The new .308 Winchester pencil barrels are the lightest available for the caliber, yet maintain maximum versatility for all applications.

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Developed upon Faxon’s the solid foundation of 5.56 pencil barrels, the .308 Winchester Pencil barrels focus on lightweight performance for the AR10 platform. The 16” and 18” rifle barrels are each less than 2 lbs. The 20” model is only 2.07 lbs.

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The barrels feature a 1/10 twist, rifled 100% in-house by Faxon under our numerous quality certifications. For maximum versatility, the barrels are chambered in .308 Winchester and feature concentric 5/8×24 threads with a relieved shoulder capped off with an 11-degree target crown. All .308 Winchester barrels are manufactured from certified military-grade gun-barrel quality 4150 steel and are individually magnetic particle inspected for safety.

“.308 ARs have historically been heavy weapons,” stated Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product Management. “Faxon wants to continue challenging that paradigm through its pencil profile. With these barrels, sub 5lbs battle rifles are within reach.”

The new .308 Winchester pencil barrels are available today from Faxon and its dealer network. MSRP is $259, $269, and $279 for 16”, 18”, and 20”, respectively.

16″, PENCIL, .308 WIN, Mid-Length, 4150 QPQ

  •   Barrel Material: 4150 GBQ
  •   Barrel Caliber: .308 WIN
  •   Barrel Twist: 1:10
  •   Barrel Length: 16”
  •   Barrel Profile: PENCIL
  •   Barrel Gas System: Mid
  •   Inside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  •   Outside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  •   Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
  •   Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  •   Gas Port Diameter: .081″
  •   Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1″
  •   Barrel Extension: LR-308 (DPMS Compatible)
  •   Weight: 1.78 lbs
  •   Magnetic Particle Inspected!
  •   11-degree Target Crown

18″, PENCIL, .308 WIN, Rifle-Length, 4150 QPQ

  • Barrel Material: 4150 GBQ
  •   Barrel Caliber: .308 WIN
  •   Barrel Twist: 1:10
  •   Barrel Length: 18”
  •   Barrel Profile: PENCIL
  •   Barrel Gas System: Rifle
  •   Inside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  •   Outside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  •   Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
  •   Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  •   Gas Port Diameter: .093″
  •   Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1″
  •   Barrel Extension: LR-308 (DPMS Compatible)
  •   Weight: 1.97 lbs
  •   Magnetic Particle Inspected!
  •   11-degree Target Crown

20″, PENCIL, .308 WIN, Rifle-Length, 4150 QPQ

  • Barrel Material: 4150 GBQ
  •   Barrel Caliber: .308 WIN
  •   Barrel Twist: 1:10
  •   Barrel Length: 20”
  •   Barrel Profile: PENCIL
  •   Barrel Gas System: Rifle
  •   Inside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  •   Outside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  •   Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
  •   Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  •   Gas Port Diameter: .093″
  •   Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1″
  •   Barrel Extension: LR-308 (DPMS Compatible)
  •   Weight: 2.07 lbs
  •   Magnetic Particle Inspected!
  •   11-degree Target Crown

Strike Industries first introduced their new Viper PDW Stock about a year ago and everyone’s been anxiously waiting for its arrival ever since. One of the coolest features of the Viper PDW stock is that it is spring loaded and fully extends with just the push of a button, meaning it can truly be operated with just one hand. Another awesome feature is that it includes a removable rubberized cheek rest. It also allows for the use of any BCG. 

Strike Industries Viper PDW Stock 2

Strike Industries Viper PDW Stock 2

The Strike Industries Viper PDW stock represents the pinnacle of ultra compact PDW systems. At the compressed position, the compact Viper PDW allows for effortless maneuverability particularly in close quarters and vehicular operations. With the press of a button, the rapid deployment system instantly springs to the extended position for greater shot stability. Previous PDW systems for ARs have been notorious for expensive proprietary systems, spotty reliability and poor ergonomics.

The Viper Stock is designed to able to drop into your existing platform. The buffer system is carefully engineered to provide for high reliability while allowing for the use of standard bolt carriers, allowing for multi-role use with a single system. The included flat wire spring increases bolt load despite the compact dimensions for greater reliability, even in extreme short barrel configurations.

In addition to mechanical reliability and performance, we at Strike Industries have also paid close attention to human factors to increase comfort and controllability. The low footprint shoulder weld is shaped to conform to the shoulder pocket for maximum stability and control even in compromised or unconventional shooting positions. Included with the Viper PDW is a rubberized cheek rest to create a comfortable cheek weld, a criticism of many competitor PDW systems.

Finally, a PDW stock without compromise. Strike Hard, Strike Fast with the SI Viper PDW.

CHECK OUT THE TORTURE TEST…

Strike Industries just announced that they are now accepting preorders for the new Viper PDW stock. As a preorder special, they are offering $25 off plus FREE SHIPPING on the stock only. The first batch is expected to ship in 45-60 days. (Late June, possibly sooner). Get your preorder in now at www.StrikeIndustries.com.

Geissele Automatics just introduced two new products and as always …. Geissele does not disappoint.

First up is the new Airborne Charging Handle which is a nearly identical copy to the original Super Charging Handle except that the ambi levers are shorter making it more low profile. As you can imagine by the name, this model was designed for some special guys who like to jump out of planes with guns but you too can get your hands on these new charing handles at www.Geissele.com.

Geissele Airborne Charging Handle

Now for a sneak peek at the new Geissele SMR MK13 rail. The MK13 is a slimmer and lighter version of the typical Geissele rail. It does have the picatinny rail sections machined in at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock spots similar to the MK4. You can sign up for notifications at Geissele.com. These will be available for purchase very soon.

Geissele SMR MK13 Rail

A few months ago SLR Rifleworks released their new AR-15 billet lower which is really awesome looking. The only thing missing was a billet upper that was as cool looking as their new lower. Recently they started releasing some sneak peeks of their new billet upper and now its official…the SLR RIfleworks Billet AR-15 Receiver Sets are here and will be available for purchase within just a few days. The new Billet Upper features a bolt on shell deflector that is available in different colors (including Black 🙂 ) and features machining and lightening cuts just like those found on the matching lower.

SLR Rifleworks Billet Receiver Set

SLR Rifleworks Billet Receiver Set 2

As if the new AR-15 billet receiver sets weren’t cool enough, SLR also mentioned that they have AR-10 billet receiver sets coming soon as well. Keep an eye out on www.SLRRifleworks.com for the new receiver sets to be available.  

You can also follow SLR Rifleworks on Instagram as well.

Starting right now, Tyrant Designs is having a 24 hours sale on all AR-15 ForeGrips. This includes their new MiniVert grip, MOD ForeGrip and the MOD Grip Combo Sets. Use the discount code “FG2017” at checkout to get Free Shipping. Head on over and take advantage of this sale at www.TyrantCNC.com.

Tyrant Designs MiniVert

Tyrant Designs Mod ForeGrip and Mod Grip Combo
Tyrant Designs CNC 24 hour Foregrip Sale 1 - Mod Grip and Mod ForeGrip

Every month I get excited to see what my buddies at AERO Precision have come up with for their new Monthly Builder Set. What I’ve been really stoked to see is that lately they’ve been offering both AR-15 and AR-10 builder sets in the same month instead of just one or the other. The May Builder Sets are again offered in the M4E1 (AR-15) and M5E1 (AR-10) with an amazing Desert MAD Dragon Cerakote finish. They are also offering a limited amount of matching B5 Systems furniture. Check out the picture below then get ready to buy your set before they’re all gone. 

www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com

AERO Precision May Builder Set

The May builders sets are live and available in both M4E1 (AR15) and M5E1 (.308) This months finish is a Desert MAD Dragon from MAD Custom Coating! Limited matching B5 Systems furniture are also available. Get them before they’re gone!

https://aeroprecisionusa.com/combo-sets.html

DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY

AERO Precision May Rifle Giveaway

This month AERO Precision is also giving away one M4E1 complete rifle chambered in 5.56 with a Geissele LPK, Super 42 buffer system, Maritime Bolt Catch, Super Charging handle and Super Dynamic 3-gun trigger! Its also coated in the Desert MAD Dragon done by MAD Custom Coating. 

https://aeroprecisionusa.com/ap/monthly-rifle-giveaway/

Its not secret that Rebel Arms make some truly sexy Rifles and Uppers but you will rarely find them on sale due to how fast their inventory moves. Right now is one of the only chances you’ll get to save big on Rebel Arms complete rifles (AK and AR-15) and complete AR-15 uppers. Save up to $300 on rifles and $200 on all uppers. There’s also discounts on barrels and the parts as well. Check out the details below then get your shop on! Discounted prices are already shown in red on the website so no coupon code needed.

Rebel Arms Rifle and Upper Sale 2

BROUGHT JUST A FEW of MANY OUT of THE VAULT… ALL RIFLES WILL BE ON SALE AT CLEARANCE PRICING STARTING NOW!! (COULDN’T WAIT ANY LONGER) FULL INVENTORY NEEDS TO MOVE to make ROOM FOR NEW BUILDS.  🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

$200 OFF ALL 2.1 RIFLES
$200 OFF ALL UPPERS
$300 OFF RBR-30’s 
$300 OFF REBEL 47’s
10-50% OFF BARRELS AND PARTS. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE ON PRE-BUILT RIFLES.

(LEAD TIMES DOWN TO LESS THAN TWO WEEKS FOR MOST NEW AR BUILDS)!

REBELARMS.com

Faxon Firearms Announces Sub 1 Pound 10.5” Pencil Barrel

(CINCINNATI, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of the new 10.5” Pencil barrel chambered in 5.56 NATO. The new 10.5” pencil barrel clocks in at less than 1 pound, focusing on maximum maneuverability and versatility for any pistol or SBR platform.

Focusing on removing all possible weight, the 10.5” Pencil barrel is formally rated at .9 lbs. including the barrel extension. The barrel is set up for standard carbine length gas systems, using a .625” diameter gas block journal, 1.1” in length – ideal for low-profile and light weight gas blocks.  

Faxon Firearms 10.5 inch Pencil Barrel 1

The barrels feature a 1/8 twist, conventionally rifled 100% in-house by Faxon under our numerous quality certifications. For maximum versatility, the barrels are chambered in 5.56 NATO and feature concentric 1/2×28 threads with a relieved shoulder. The 4150 certified gun barrel quality steel is individually magnetic particle inspected and finished with a durable and resilient nitride.

Faxon Firearms 10.5 inch Pencil Barrel 1

“We are thrilled to continue expanding our pencil barrel product line with the 10.5,” stated Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product Management. “Our pencil barrels are the lightest in the industry and with the 10.5” we have set another benchmark in ultralight performance.”

The 10.5” pencil barrel is available today and shipping now to Faxon’s dealers and OEM customers. MSRP is $159.00. New dealer and OEM inquiries are welcome.

10.5” Pencil Barrel Specifications

  • Barrel Material: 4150 Certified Gun Barrel Quality Steel, Triple Stress Relieved
  • Barrel Type: Button Rifled 
  • Barrel Caliber: 5.56
  • Barrel Twist: 1:8
  • Barrel Length: 10.5″
  • Barrel Profile:  Pencil
  • Barrel Gas System: Carbine
  • Inside Finish: Nitride
  • Outside Finish: Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch) 
  • Gas Block Diameter: .625″ 
  • Gas Port Diameter: .081″
  • Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1″
  • Barrel Extension: M4 
  • Weight:  .9 lbs.
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected
  • 11-degree Target Crown

About Faxon Firearms: Faxon Firearms is a leader in constant evolution in the firearms marketplace focusing on US-made quality and innovation. From the ARAK platform, GUNNER & FLAME barrels, upper receivers, and an ever-expanding portfolio of innovative accessories, Faxon offers quality complete rifle systems and components. New dealers and OEM accounts are welcome.

For more information contact Nathanial Schueth at nathan.s@faxonfirearms.com or Curt Staubach curt.s@faxonfirearms.com

**PRESS RELEASE** 

We are proud to announce that Aero Precision was recently selected as a Seattle Business Magazine 2017 Washington Manufacturer of the year! We are honored to be recognized with this award and owe a special THANK YOU to our customers. Without you, this would not be possible.

About the award:
The 2017 Washington Manufacturing Awards honor companies that show sustainability both from an environmental resource standpoint but also from a business standpoint, by enduring time, change and competition. Specifically, this year’s award focused on companies that have proven they’re built for the long haul, compiling proven records of success and innovation.

Learn more about the award

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This type of recognition would not be possible without the hardworking employees here at Aero Precision that are dedicated to our company vision, driving innovation and always offering the highest quality parts at the best price possible. To these employees, we say THANK YOU!

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AERO Precision Manufacturing Award 1

We all know there are a TON of multitools out there on the market ranging from cheap and useless to the Swiss Army knife of multitools with so many tools you have no idea what some of them are. For the AR15 owner there we tend to be consumed by our passion for AR15’s and there is absolutely no better multitool for us to have than the Multitasker from Multitasker Tools. The Multitasker is an AR15-centric (AR15 focused) multitool and NOBODY packs the perfect amount of relevant tools into one package like the Multitasker does.

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I’ve been a huge fan of Multitasker Tools for years, in fact I have a pretty impressive collection of them including a Series 2X and Series 3. Now the Multitasker has gotten a bit of an update in the new Series 3X. At first glance you might not see these updates but as always, the man behind Multitasker Tools is always striving for perfection and pushing these to be the best multitools on the planet. The Series 3X upgrades are ….

Improved pliers and frame
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The 3″ D2 knife blade is now PVD coated
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The bit carrier can now hold ALL the supplied bits, including the FSP adjustment tool
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Now don’t worry, the Series 3X still incorporates all of the fan favorite tools such as the AR15 Castle Nut Wrench, 3/8” and 1/2″ hex wrench, Carbon Scraper, Otis Cleaning Tools Attachment, etc.

Multitasker Tools Series 3x 5

Multitasker Tools Series 3x 5

Multitasker Tools Series 3x 5

By now, the AR builder inside you is probably saying “Where does he get those wonderful toys?” and thankfully I have a nice list of retailers who should all have them in-stock and ready to ship. Just pick your favorite retailer from the list below…you can thank me later. 🙂 I put an “**” next to the ones I could verify have them instock now.

Bravo Company USA **
Brownells, Inc.
Cole-TAC
Rainier Arms
SKD Tactical **
Tactical Distributors **
Weapon Outfitters **

Photos by the one and only Greg Skaz Photography

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(Melbourne, FL) April 27, 2017 – FightLite® Industries, the small arms division of ARES Defense Systems® Inc. is pleased to announce that Jesse James Firearms Unlimited, LLC entered into a non-exclusive License Agreement with ARES Defense Systems, Inc. at the beginning of 2017 that grants Jesse James (JJFU) certain rights to manufacture firearms under a patent owned by ARES Defense.

Under the general terms of the Agreement, Jesse James is licensed and authorized by ARES Defense to manufacture and sell rifles that rely on some of the technology and the patent common to the ARES Defense and FightLite Industries SCR® (Sport Configurable Rifle).

“Jesse James has a very unique and creative style to his artwork and products whether they’re motorcycles, cutlery or firearms. So when he approached us with an interest in building rifles that rely on our patent and technology, we were very excited to see what custom models he would come up with and we haven’t been disappointed with the rifle that he calls the “Nomad Califas” first introduced at SHOT Show 2017” said Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO. “Jesse’s selection of materials, product styling and attention to detail is second to none in the custom firearms world as expressed by his many beautiful creations such as his “Skulls” Cisco Especial, “Kingdom of Shadows” Cisco 1911 and most recently his “Bishop” Cisco 1911 pistols set in their custom live edge presentation box. It will be exciting to watch the custom series of Nomad Califas rifles evolve from his imagination and into finished pieces of art that you can still take to the outdoors and shoot.”

About FightLite® Industries

FightLite® Industries is the small arms division of ARES Defense Systems® Inc., a privately held company that designs and manufactures lightweight and technologically advanced firearms and firearm accessories for Military, Law Enforcement, US civilian shooters and Foreign Governments.

Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, FightLite® Industries is equipped with state-of-the-art CNC machining centers, 3-D solid-modeling and manufacturing CAD/CAM systems, a dedicated quality control department and an experienced manufacturing team that is committed to developing and manufacturing superior products for its customers.  Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, FightLite® products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra-modern facility by a highly skilled workforce.

To learn more about FightLite® Industries visit www.FightLite.com.  Follow FightLite® Industries on Facebook at facebook.com/FightLite , on Twitter @FightLite and on Instagram @FightLite.Industries.

FightLite® Industries is partnered with Defense Marketing Group who assists with promotion of the FightLite® brand through various channels of social media.

Notice: FightLite®, ARES Defense Systems®, MCR® and SCR® are registered trademarks of ARES Defense Systems® Inc.

Custom artist Jesse James on left with Geoffrey Herring, CEO of ARES Defense & FightLite® Industries holding a JJFU “Nomad Califas”.

The other day, everyone’s favorite deadbeat Dad (the ATF 😜) decided to change their mind and finally give all of us AR Pistol owners permission to shoulder our SB15 Sig Brace again …. as if any of use were asking for permission in the first place. This came after representatives for SB Tactical, the designers of the SB15 Brace, requested sent a letter to the BATFE asking for them to reconsider. You can read all about that specific change here. This change brought up a lot of confusion as to whether or not it also applied to the many other “Pistol Braces” on the market from other companies such as my personal favorite, the Shockwave Technologies Blade. I’m happy to say that the ATF says it does apply to other braces too. Read below!

KAK Shockwave Blade on AERO Precision Pistol

Our friends at Shockwave contacted the ATF themselves to get clarification on whether or not the recent reversal also applied to their Blade Pistol Stabilizer and here is what they found out…

I just got off the phone with a very nice gentleman at ATF Tech Branch—who was fielding these calls today. (He was, understandably, very well versed on the subject—and very nice about it even though he’s been on the phone all day, repeating himself ad nauseam.) I identified myself and asked him specifically if the letter that’s making the rounds is limited to one company’s products–or if it applies to all pistol stabilizing braces. He said: “The letter covers all pistol stabilizing braces, including the Shockwave Blade.” So that settles that.

He then gave me a bit of further guidance for our customers:

  1. By “permanent affixing,” ATF considers that to be adding permanent Loctite to the large set screw that secures the Blade into the dimples in the KAK tube. As long as you don’t red Loctite the set screw in place, ATF considers it to be “temporarily placed” and “perfectly okay to shoulder.” (He didn’t beat around the bush on this topic.)
  2. “Length of pull”—for lack of a better word regarding pistol braces—begins to enter a “gray area” above 13.5″. Above 13.5″ begins “to enter shoulder stock area.” (His words. I believe this has to do with the “comfortableness” aspect.) On an AR-15, the “length of pull” for the Blade is approximately 13.13″, so no issues there. But if you use the Blade on a firearm that requires a large adapter of some sort, please make sure that you only use the dimples up to the point that you remain below the 13.5″ length. Stay below 13.5″ and according to ATF, it’s okay to shoulder a Shockwave Blade.

This information was posted on the Shockwave Technologies website.  You can read it for yourself HERE. While this is just relaying information from one source based on a phone call they had with the ATF, I do know the source and trust that this information is correct. From what I’ve heard, the ATF will be issuing a letter clarifying that this covers all Pistol Braces and not just the SB-15.

If all this AR Pistol talk has got you itching to build another one, check out the KAK Industry SHOCKWAVE kits. They are pretty much exclusively what I use when building an AR Pistol and can’t speak highly enough of them.

Tyrant Designs CNC. Coming off an impressive product launch that sold out everywhere within 72 hours, Tyrant has now released the MiniVert in Red, Grey and Blue. The early reviews have come back very positive, with the guys at Tyrant already shifting their focus onto their upcoming Hand Stop.

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“We are extremely happy with the launch of the MiniVert. For us it is an indicator that our design efforts and R&D are on the right path. We will continue in this direction and will be adding new products to the HALO Series very soon!”

SHOP THE  HALO SERIES MINIVERT  NOW AT WWW.TYRANTCNC.COM

Tyrant Designs CNC is an AR accessories manufacturer based just outside of Chicago. They have had several successful designs for AR pistol grips and are now working on a unique styled hand stop.

Tyrant Designs CNC, LLC
http://www.tyrantcnc.com/