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RBA Melonite 16″ 5.56 M4 Carbine Barrel On Sale – Just $75

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by ar15news

No need to wait until November to get some Black Friday style savings. Red Barn Armory has a smoking deal going on right now. They have 16″ 5.56 M4 profile Carbine Length Melonite Coated barrels that they are offering for a limited time at just $74.95 a piece. Obviously this isn’t a match grade barrel but if you’re building on a budget, its not gonna get much better than a Melonite Coated barrel for just $75. Don’t pass this deal up. This is a limited time offer that you might never see again. Use the code “PATRIOT” at checkout on www.RedBarnArmory.com to get the discounted price. 

Red Barn Armory 16 inch 556 Melonite 1 620

Red Barn Armory 16 inch 556 Melonite 2 620

16″ AR15 Barrel. 5.56, M4 profile, carbine, 1-7 Twist. M4 feed ramps, Barrel Extension installed. Melonite finish.Barrel uses carbine length gas tube, and .750″ diameter gas block. Made in USA. Small Made in USA flag

-  Length: 16″
–  Caliber: 5.56 NATO
–  Twist Rate: 1/7
–  Profile: M4
–  Threaded: 1/2″x28tpi
–  Material: 4140 cro-moly
–  Finish: Melonite
–  M4 Feed Ramps: YES
–  Gas system: Carbine
–  Diameter at gas block: .750″

Use the code “PATRIOT” at checkout on www.RedBarnArmory.com to get the discounted price.

AM-TAC Precision 5.56 Match Barrel Deal

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by ar15news

AM-TAC Precision has a great unpublicized special going on right now for their Stainless Steel Match Grade barrels. The barrels are 5.56 NATO, 1:8 twist, Mid Length and Isonite QPQ coated. Available in both 14.5″ and 16″ lengths. When you order this deal your barrel will also come with a Low Profile Gas Block and Mid Length Gas Tube.

AMTAC Precision Barrel Assembly Sale

I used one of the 16″ barrels in an upper I built and they are seriously nice. Normally this combo would run $346 but special puts them on sale for just $285. As I mentioned this is not a publicized deal so you have to either call or email them for this deal. Phone orderers can call 208-906-0585 or you can email info@am-tac.com.

For more detailed information on this barrel, head on over to shop.am-tac.com but remember you can not order this deal online. 

AR Pistol In 5.56 or 300BLK – With Sig SB15 Arm Brace – $599

Posted on September 19th, 2014 by ar15news

They’re back!! A few months ago we wrote about one of the craziest deals I’ve ever seen. Radical Firearms offered AR Pistols in your choice of 5.56 or 300BLK and your choice of 7.5″ or 10.5″ barrels, including a Sig Sauer SB15 Arm Brace for just $599.99. As you can imagine these sold very fast. Since then I’ve been following Radical Firearms and their customers really seem to be very happy with the product. Now they’ve teamed up with Primary Arms to release the second run of this great deal. 

Radical Firearms AR Pistol 1a

Radical Firearms AR Pistol 2a

Right now you can choose from these five different configurations, including the SB15 Arm Brace, for just $599.99. 

5.56 NATO
1. 7.5″ barrel, 1/9 twist, Quad Rail, Black Sig SB15  
2. 7.5″ barrel, 1/9 twist, Quad Rail, FDE Sig SB15  
3. 10.5″ barrel, 1/7 twist, Quad Rail, Black Sig SB15

300BLK
1. 8.5″ barrel, 1/8 twist, Quad Rail, Black Sig SB15
2. 10.5″ barrel, 1/7 twist, Quad Rail, Black Sig SB15

These Radical Firearms AR Pistols are in-stock and ready to rock right now at www.PrimaryArms.com.

AR15NEWS SPR (Special Purpose Rifle) Build

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by ar15news

A while back I wrote a few articles about the new CIV Tactical SPR (Special Purpose Rifle) barrels that they were producing one at a time by hand and the extreme accuracy reputation they have. That got me thinking I needed to get my hands on one myself and do a new SPR build. My plan was to buy one of Dustin’s barrels and assemble the rifle myself but after talking to him a bit he said, “Hey, send me all of the parts you have and I’ll hand assemble it the CIV Tactical way.” I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant but it sounded cool to me. 

I already had a Tactical Firearm Solutions receiver set and Parallax Tactical rail ready to go that TFS and cerakoted a nice Sniper Gray for me. I boxed up the Upper Receiver, Rail and Gas Tube to which Dustin would add the new SPR Barrel (which comes with a matched Bolt), Gas Block and CIV Tac Flat Line Muzzle Brake. I had never had Dustin build me a complete upper and still didn’t know what the “CIV Tactical Way” meant but I was soon to find out. Along the way Dustin sent me some pictures of the progress and detailing some of the things he does to make sure you get the accuracy that his barrels and uppers are known for.

One of the first photos he sent me was showing the Bling Bling of the barrel crown that he does by hand on his lathe. 

1 CIV Tactical SPR Barrel Crown

Another set of pictures he showed me was the process of Lapping the face of the receiver threads and the rear facing side of the barrel extension. This process is typically done in precision bolt action rifles and ensures that the barrel is in perfect alignment with the upper receiver which obviously is done for increased accuracy.

1 Civ Tactical SPR Upper Lapped

1 CIV Tactical SPR Barrel Extension True

After a couple of weeks I received the assembled upper back and and couldn’t wait to get it all kitted out and take it to the range. Below is a great shot of the barrel itself before mounting the rail on the upper. As I mentioned before these barrels are completely hand made 416R Stainless Steel, 1/8 Twist and are chambered in .223 Wylde. The .223 Wylde chamber will shoot any .223 or 5.56 round but is designed to increase the accuracy of 5.56 NATO ammo. 

CIV Tactical SPR 0

The assembled upper has a Tactical Firearms Solutions Upper, Armageddon Tactical charging handle, Griffin Armament 45 degree offset Fail Safe Sights, Ares Armor NiB Bolt Carrier with CIV Tactical Match Bolt, Vortex Optics Viper PST 4-16 FFP scope, Parallax Tactical FFSSR 15″ rail, CIV Tactical 18″ SPR Match Barrel, Gas Block and Flat Line muzzle brake. 

CIV Tactical SPR 1CIV Tactical SPR 6

The lower I assembled myself and used the matching Tactical Firearms Solutions lower, Battle Arms Development Selector and EPS pin set. The EPS pins were a big help as the Cerakote made it nearly impossible to install a standard set of Takedown Pins. Even now they are very tight (which is how I like them) but the detent for a bullet tip on the other side makes it a breeze to push them through. I also used a LUTH-AR MBA1 stock that I got from MidwestPX. This stock is about half the price of comparable models such as the Magpul PRS but it still performed great, however its not quite as refined quality as you would expect. For an SPR rifle I don’t thin you would want to use anything other than a nice 2-stage trigger which is why I went with the Geissele SSA-E. I have this same trigger in other rifles and its seriously one of my favorite triggers I’ve ever used. Smooth, light take-up, you feel the wall (beginning of the second stage) and know if you pull any further that rifle is gonna go bang. The SSA-E will easily make any lower feel like a highly tuned machine.

CIV Tactical SPR 2CIV Tactical SPR 3

I mounted the Vortex Optics Viper PST 4-16 First Focal Plane scope in an American Defense Manufacturing QD mount and purchased a B&T Industries Atlas bipod. This setup really completed the rifle and man did it look sick!  

CIV Tactical SPR 9

The whole rifle just really came together perfectly but what you and I really want to know is….”How does it perform at the range?” I loaded up my rifle, some Greenline Tactical 75gr .223 ammo and headed to the 100 yard range. One thing I didn’t want to do is put the rifle in some lead sled and get accuracy data that way. I wanted to shoot it exactly how I would if I were actually using it which for me is Bipod in front, Bag in back. After getting the scope dialed onto the target it was time to do my best not to mess this up. :)

Civ Tactical SPR at the range

I decided to shoot 5 round groups instead of 3 just to show consistency. The following images are just a few of what I would consider excellent groups that I got out of this rifle at 100 yards. There were so many of these to choose from so I just picked three that were somewhat different. The first image shows a 5 round .5 MOA group (looks like 4 shots but the 5th went through one of the other holes). The second image shows 5 round .625 MOA group. The third image shows a 4 shot .5 MOA group with a low 5th round that knew I pulled as soon as I shot it.

1-CIV Tactical SPR Range 1

2-CIV Tactical SPR Range 2

3-CIV Tactical SPR Range 3

The upper shot absolutely perfect with zero FTE’s and zero FTF’s, bolt held open on an empty mag, it was just perfect. I own and have shot lots of other supposed “Match” barrels and many of them are so inconsistent that they made me think I was doing something wrong. The CIV Tactical Match SPR Barrel proved to be an extremely consistent rifle even in the hands of a novice precision shooter such as myself. Suffice it to say, the CIV Tactical SPR barrel is the real deal. I know there are some true shooters out there that could get even more accuracy out of this barrel. As I’ve mentioned before, I typically build all of my own AR’s but I would not hesitate even for one moment to have Dustin at CIV Tactical build me another upper. When you couple the hand made CIV Tactical barrel with the gunsmithing that Dustin does prior to assembly, it shows that precision shooting isn’t just reserved for bolt action guns. You can purchase this exact CIV Tactical SPR barrel in either 18 or 20 inch lengths with a matched Bolt right now at www.CIVTactical.com.

I have listed all of the pertinent links below. Be on the look for some followup reviews of items like the Vortex Optics Viper PST 4-16 FFP scope and Griffin Armament Fail Safe Sights.

CIV Tactical
Tactical Firearms Solutions
Parallax Tactical
Vortex Optics
Battle Arms Development
Geissele Automatics
LUTH-AR Stock
Griffin Armament
Atlas Bipod

Greenline Tactical

NEW!! B.E. Meyers 249F Flash Hider Now Melonite Coated

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by ar15news

My buddy Roy at Weapon Outfitters just posted on his Facebook page that the B.E. Meyers 249F 5.56 Flash Hider will now have a Melonite coating which is awesome as it Melonite offers great corrosion resistance and is applied inside and out of the entire piece.  The 249F is an awesome flash hider that has been used in Military/Special Operations for years now and was recently made available to civilians as well primarily through Weapon Outfitters. I have one pinned to my 13.7″ Weapon Outfitters upper (16″ OAL) and its very impressive. If you’re looking for a great Flash Hider, this would definitely be one that I would recommend.

BE Meyers 249F Flash hider

New and Improved for 2014!

After nearly 2 decades of service, and STILL a top tier flash hider according to JSOC and Vuurwapen Blog, the BE Meyers 249F is now MELONITED for superior corrosion resistance and surface hardness!

http://www.weaponoutfitters.com/be-meyers-flash-hider-for-5-56mm-weapons-1.html

New!! Ares Armor Nickel Boron MK1 Mod0 BCG – Just $99

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by ar15news

Toward the beginning of this year, Ares Armor released their first NiB Bollt Carrier Group. This Summer they introduced an improved model with the MK1 Mod0 designation for its new NiB Coating that features a proprietary method of perfecting the balance of the Sodium Borohydride reducing agent. They are also individually coating all components of the bolt carrier group prior to assembly.

Ares Armor NiB BCG 1

Ares Armor NiB BCG 1

As with the original Ares Armor NiB BCG, this is a full auto model manufactured with an 8620 heat treated bolt carrier and a 9310 heat treated steel bolt. The bolt and extractor are shot peened and are MP batch tested with 20% of all product examined. The gas key is properly staked. Crane O Rings are utilized to increase tension on the extractor thus improving overall functionality. Our friends at PredatorArmament.com are now offering the new Mk1Mod0 BCG for $99.

http://www.predatorarmament.com/ares-armor-nickel-boron-m16-bolt-carrier-group-mk1-mod-0/

NEW!! FrogLube MS Clean Kit

Posted on September 5th, 2014 by ar15news

FrogLube has partnered up with the guys at MS Clean Kit to offer a FrogLube version of their “Magazine Shaped Cleaning Kit”. The MS Clean Kit is pretty cool for the fact that it is shaped like an AR magazine making it easy to carry with you anywhere you would take magazines with you. Having a cleaning kit on you whenever you’re using your firearm is always a great idea. Now add in a little bit of supplied FrogLube and you’ve got a winning combination. Check out the pics and details below.

FrogLube MS Clean Kit 1FrogLube MS Clean Kit 2FrogLube MS Clean Kit 2

One MS Clean kit containing sectioned steel rods, T-handle, steel patch eyelet, military to civilian thread adapter, all purpose double ended brush, 5.56/.223 chamber brush, 5.56/.223 bore brush, 7.62/.30 bore brush, 9mm bore brush, dental pick, patches, and 5ml of Froglube

-  Limited time – Each kit comes with an extra 5ml pouch of FrogLube.

-  Crush proof case prevents spillage of lubricant and bending of rods that current issued kits don’t.

-  Long enough to contain sectioned steel rods which are required to remove barrel obstructions such as mud, stuck cases or squib rounds.

-  Magazine shape allows for storage in rifle case, range bag or in any extra magazine pouches.

-  Large enough that it cannot be inserted into magazine well accidentally.

-  Provides a container to place small parts of firearm while cleaning.

-  Chemical resistant case can be used as a miniature solvent tank.

-  Made in the U.S.A.

http://www.shop.froglube.com/FrogLube-MS-Clean-Kit-FL-MSCLN.htm

NEW!! Umbrella Corporation Gen2 Premium Bolt Carrier Group

Posted on September 3rd, 2014 by ar15news

Umbrella Corporation Weapons Research Group recently released their new Premium Bolt Carrier Group and man this thing is sweet. As I’ve explained this BCG to many people already, its basically a “No Corners Cut” BCG. Every single part of the BCG production was scrutinized to make sure this BCG is as high quality as it gets. I was able to get my hands on one and wanted to take some pictures of it and share my initial review of the UCWRG Gen 2 BCG with you guys. That way you could make an educated decision as to whether this was the right BCG for you.

Umbrella Corp WRG Premium BCG 2

Not only does it feature the awesome Umbrella logo but the fit and finish is perfect. At first glance you wouldn’t think the coating is Phosphate because its much smoother than what is required to meet Mil Spec. They also went above and beyond using the best materials possible such as the 4340 Extractor (everyone else uses 4140; both are allowed by the M4 data package but since 4140 is less costly, it always gets the nod), using Carpenter Technology No. 158 gun quality aerospace steel alloy, etc. They also proof fire each BCG, clean and inspect to make sure every one is perfect before it goes out the door. 

Umbrella Corp WRG Premium BCG 1

Umbrella Corp WRG Premium BCG 3

Aside from the quality of the BCG, there is another aspect of it…which is that it looks really awesome. Whether you have UCWRG receivers for your rifle or not, seeing the Umbrella logo through the ejection port just looks cool. Of course if you do happen to be lucky enough to have some UCWRG receivers then this BCG will really tie everything together. 

Umbrella Corp WRG Premium BCG 4

Umbrella Corp WRG Premium BCG 5

Umbrella Corp WRG Premium BCG 6

Overall, I think the UCWRG Premium Bolt Carrier Group is the perfect upgrade for someone who wants only the best in their rifle. I’m really excited to put some rounds down range with this BCG. Once I’ve had some time to get a good round count with the rifle shown below, I will come back and do another writeup to let you know about my experience with it. At this point I would definitely recommend the UCWRG BCG to anyone. Having such a detailed list of components/features (listed below) makes it easy to see why this BCG would be a no-brainer. Not to mention at the introductory price of just $165 it is not much more than the “suspect quality” BCG’s I see floating around everywhere. If you want one for yourself, they are in-stock now at www.UCWRG.com.

Additional Details from the UCWRG website

Umbrella Corporation AR-15 Bolt Carrier Groups are our take on a premium, no snake oil, combat ready BCG. Each and every bolt is proof fired, ultrasonically cleaned, tested via magnetic particle inspection (MPI), and once certified, parkerized for corrosion protection and lube retention. In keeping with a superior product, we don’t utilize a Crane O-Ring as a crutch to increase extractor tension. Instead, our bolts are built with a mil-spec black insert coupled with a Tactical Springs 5-coil high load extractor spring that’s compatible with all DI gas system lengths. It’s rated for 150K+ cycles to outlast your rifle barrel many times over. We have improved on the finish requirement of the TDP and have chosen the best materials of those allowed per spec, not the lowest cost like nearly all of our competitors. This second gen product is manufactured to the highest standards with an unconditional guarantee against material defect and manufacturing failure. We challenge you to compare our Bolt Carrier Group specs against the competition. Beyond using Carpenter’s 158 alloy for the bolt, ask what alloy they use for their extractors, Extractor pins, ejectors, and whether their cam pins have a solid film lube per TDP. You will likely find they don’t advertise any of these specifications.  And don’t fall for the 9310 alloy bolt substitute; it is a less expensive, inferior alloy for this application. Bought into the hype and don’t believe us? Ask Carpenter Tech; they manufacture both materials and will without hesitation tell you 158 is the proper, superior alloy. The draw for 9310 is that it’s a decent material when heat treated properly though since there’s no spec, how do you know what “proper” might be for this application? It’s less costly, and you don’t have to buy mill run quantities for manufacturing. It’s the little things that make the real difference and we cut no corners with our Bolt Carrier Groups. as before, this initial first release is offered with a discount below our suggested retail pricing. Assembly/function check by a qualified Armorer is required.

SPECIFICATIONS

-  Bolt, precision machined from Carpenter Technology No. 158 gun quality aerospace alloy, heat treated per mil-spec (stress relieve, carburize, oil quench, temper, refrigerate, repeat temper), shot peened per ASTM B851/SAE AMS2430S, vibratory tumbled, individual high pressure/proof test fired, individual magnetic particle inspection ASTM E1444/E1444M, ultrasonically cleaned, markings deep laser engraved (SP=Shot Peened/HPT=High Pressure Tested, MPI=Magnetic Particle Inspection/158U=Car Tech 158 alloy type and Umbrella manufacture), manganese phosphate

-  Extractor, precision machined from 4340 tool steel alloy per SAE AMS6415T/AMS6484D (vs typical 4140; mil-spec allows for either 4140 or 4340), heat treat, shot peen per ASTM B851/SAE AMS2430S, markings deep laser engraved (SP=Shot Peened/4340U=alloy type & Umbrella manufacture), manganese phosphate

-  Extractor Retaining Pin, precision machined and ground S2 shock resistant tool steel alloy per ASTM A681-08 (vs typical S7; mil-spec allows S1 to S7), heat treated per ASTM A681-08, shot peened per mil-spec print, manganese phosphate

-  Extractor Spring (premium spring eliminates need for Crane O-Ring), Tactical Springs/Sprinco 5 coil, ASTM Grade A401 Chrome Silicon wire stock, heat treated, stress relieved, Molybdenum-Disulfide infused, cryogenic processed (all post winding), mil-spec black insert/synthetic elastomer extractor buffer (nitrile-butadiene, shore hardness 80+/-5 durometer per MIL-PRF-6855)

-  Ejector, S2 shock resistant tool steel alloy per ASTM A681-08 (vs typical S7; mil-spec allows S1 to S7), heat treated per ASTM A681-08, shot peened per mil-spec print, manganese phosphate

-  Ejector Spring, Tactical Springs/Sprinco ASTM Grade A401 Chrome Silicon wire stock, heat treated, stress relieved, Molybdenum-Disulfide infused, cryogenic processed (all post winding)

-  Gas Rings, mil standard stainless steel X3

-  Carrier machined from AISI 8620 aircraft qualty alloy per ASTM A108/A322-13, full auto profile, surface finish improved over mil-spec, heat treated (carburized/strain relieved per mil-spec print), hard chrome bore, precision ground gas key interface, Umbrella logo deep laser engraved, manganese phosphate

-  Gas Key machined from 4130 chromoly steel alloy per ASTM A108/A322-13, heat treated, hard chrome internal, manganese phosphate, Permatex sealed, Grade 8 Torx Plus cap screws torqued and staked all per mil-spec

-  Cam Pin—precision machined 4340 chromoly steel alloy per SAE AMS6415T/AMS6484D, heat treated/processed per mil-spec, manganese phosphate, solid film lubricant applied and cured per mil-spec

-  Firing Pin—precision machined 8640 steel alloy, heat treated/processed per mil-spec, hard chrome plate

-  Firing Pin Retaining Pin—1038 carbon steel, heat treated/processed per mil-spec, manganese phosphate

-  All components, material, and packaging made in the USA

https://www.ucwrg.com/materiel/upper-receiver-parts/60/premium-bolt-carrier-group/

Labor Day Sale – Faxon Firearms

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by ar15news

Faxon Firearms is celebrating Labor Day with FREE GROUND SHIPPING in honor of all of your hard work! Use the Coupon Code “FREESHIPLABOR” between now and Monday. The code is good for both retail customers and dealers.

Also, we have special pricing on our AR-15 5.56 7.5” 1/8 twist stainless pistol barrels. Now available for $104.99, the barrels are eligible for free shipping.

Faxon Firearms Labor Day Sale

Specifications:
• Barrel Material: 416R Stainless 
• Barrel Type: Button Rifled 
• Barrel Caliber: 5.56 NATO
• Barrel Twist: 1:8
• Barrel Length: 7.5″
• Barrel Profile: Light
• Barrel Gas System: Pistol
• Inside Finish: Stainless Steel
• Outside Finish: Stainless Steel
• Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
• Gas Block Diameter: .750″
• Gas Port Diameter: .078″
• Barrel Extension: M4
• Weight: 1.09 lbs

MAGNETIC PARTICLE INSPECTED & PROOF TESTED 

Don’t forget a matching MuzzLok® muzzle devices. We hate crush washers so we designed a system that allows quick attachment and detachment. Perfect for guys with thread-on suppressors or those travelling to restricted states.

Faxon Firearms Labor Day Sale 1

Thank you for your support and business. We will be out on Monday too, so enjoy the weekend!

-The Family at Faxon Firearms”

Labor Day Sale – BattleComp

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by ar15news

Been thinking about buying an awesome new BattleComp Tactical Compensator? Now’s the time to do it. BC is running a 15% off sale in celebration of Labor Day. No discount code needed. Just pick out an in-stock BattleComp and buy away. As you can see below, I’ve been using BattleComp’s for a few years now and recommend them anytime I can.

BattleComp Labor Day Sale 2 BattleComp Labor Day Sale 2

We are proud to help all hard-working Americans celebrate Labor Day. Please enjoy your long weekend and enjoy our 15% off sale on all in-stock BattleComps.

Our Labor Day Sale starts…RIGHT NOW and ends at midnight PDT on September 8th. And remember, all orders still come with free samples of FIREClean…while supplies last!

Start shopping now at www.BattleComp.com.

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