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ADK Arms Father’s Day Smokin’ BCG Sale

Posted on June 19th, 2015 by ar15news

Looking for a new BCG?  This ADK Arms Father’s Day Sale should help with that. Pick from a variety of Nitride QPQ BCGs in 5.56 and .308, including a sweet side charging BCG. They also have .308 and 5.56 BCG repair kits on sale too. Sale items listed in the image below. Sale ends tomorrow night at midnight. 

ADK Arms Fathers Day Sale

ADK Arms is happy to announce our Father’s Day Smokin BCG Sale. Sale will continue all week and will end at 11:59pm on 6/20/2015. Free shipping on all Father’s Day Sale items!!!!!!!!

www.adkarms.com

Gorilla Ammunition Father’s Day Sale

Posted on June 18th, 2015 by ar15news

Gorilla Ammunition makes some really high quality ammunition including .223, 300BLK and .308. They are offering a 25% discount for Father’s Day. Sale ends tomorrow though so don’t wait too long. 

www.GorillaAmmo.com

Gorilla Ammo Fathers Day Sale

SI-Defense .223/5.56 AMBI Billet Receiver Sets Now Available

Posted on June 16th, 2015 by ar15news

Man, I really need to go on vacation more often! Not for the obvious reasons but because all the good stuff happens when I’m out of town. For instance, SI-Defense released their new 5.56 AMBI Billet Receiver Sets. If you follow AR15NEWS on Instagram or Facebook you’ve no doubt seen our .308 rifle we built using a set of SI-Defense .308 AMBI receivers which have their mirrored ambi controls. After months of use with the .308 set I can personally tell you they are amazing and now you can actually get your hands on the long awaited .223/5.56 set with the exact same mirrored ambi controls. 

SIDefense 5.56 Ambi Set 1

SIDefense 5.56 Ambi Set 2

I’m a huge fan of Ambi Controls on my AR’s and the SI-Defense .308 and 5.56 receivers take that to the next level. Having the exact same controls, that work exactly the same, in the exact same place on your lower makes it very intuitive and very fast to get accustomed to. These receivers even have ambi takedown and pivot pins that can be installed facing in either direction giving you a truly ambi experience. 

If this sounds like what you’re looking for, head on over to www.SI-Defense.com and get your order in on the new 5.56 AMBI billet sets.

New!! Phase 5 Weapon Systems P5T15 Rifle

Posted on June 14th, 2015 by ar15news

Phase 5 Tactical just introduced their new P5T15 5.56 rifle. Prior to the P5T15, Phase 5 had only offered complete AR Pistols along with a large list of accessories and components. Building on their experience as one of the most prolific AR Pistol manufacturers, the P5T15 AR rifle is sure to be a great option for those looking to purchase a firearm that is ready to go right out of the box. Each P5T15 rifle comes complete with a rail system, upgraded CMC Triggers 3.5lb trigger, Mission First Tactical stock, BUIS and more. Take a look at the pics and details below. There is quite a bit more information available as well at www.Phase5WSI.com.

Phase 5 P5T15 Rifle 1

Phase 5 P5T15 Rifle 1

The Phase 5™ rifle (5.56mm) is built for performance and reliability with innovative components to function no matter the situation.

Features:

– Forged 7075 T6 aluminum lower and upper receivers.

– 15” Lo-Pro Slope Nose (LPSN15) Quad Rail with “True Fit Technology™”

– 16” 4150 chrome lined, 1:8 twist, button rifled, M4 extension/M4 feed ramps with mid length gas systems and lo-pro gas block.

– M16 bolt carrier group – black phosphate, chrome lined.

– 3.5lb curved CMC™ Drop-in trigger group.

– Ambidextrous Battle Latch Charging Handle Assembly (ABL/CHA).

– Winter Trigger Guard (WTG).

– Mission First Tactical Battlelink™ Utility Stock 6 position assembly with Phase 5™ enhanced buffer spring.

– Mission First Tactical Engage™ pistol grip.

– A.R.M.S. 71L Flip Up sight set.

– Overall length collapsed: 33.5 inches. Overall length extended: 37 inches.

Includes: – (x1) Complete P5T15 16” Rifle. 

– (x1) Rifle Case.

– (x1)Ammunition Magazine *State law may affect magazine capacity.*

– Phase 5™ Limited Lifetime Warranty.

http://phase5wsi.com/p5t15-16-rifle.html

Alamo Four Star Announces the Cowl Induction Break (CIB)

Posted on June 11th, 2015 by ar15news

June 9th, 2015 – Lubbock Texas – Lubbock Texas – Alamo Four Star is pleased to announce the release of the Cowl Induction Brake (CIB). The CIB CNC cross milled port design reduces recoil by over 50% while minimizing the sound directed back at the shooter.

Alamo Four Star CIB brake 1

The CIB was developed as better way to mitigate the recoil of large caliber rifles. Founder Mark Deros realized a need to revisit the industry standard muzzle brake design when he was shooting his .338 Lapua and experiencing substantial recoil with a standard factory brake. This led Mark to find the most effective way to redirect the escaping gas pressure and put that energy to work in order to more effectively reduce recoil and manage muzzle rise. This reduction was made possible by redesigning the internal and external geometry of the traditional brake to increase the efficiency of the flow of gasses.

Alamo Four Star CIB brake 2

“I realized after shooting my .338 Lapua for a while I realized that there had to be a better solution than receiving an ‘ass whipping’ with the factory muzzle brake.” said Mark Deros CEO of Alamo Four Star. “With 18,000 lbs of pressure being released from that muzzle, that’s a lot of energy available to be exploited. The CIB uses that energy to the shooters advantage creating a more enjoyable shooting experience and faster follow up shots.”

The CIB is available in 223/5.56, 6mm, 6.5mm, .30cal, and .338 Lapua in both black and stainless steel. MSRP on the CIB is $169

For more information please visit:
www.alamofourstar.com
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New!! POF Puritan 5.56 Barrel

Posted on June 5th, 2015 by ar15news

POF (Patriot Ordnance Factory) has just released their Puritan 5.56 barrels for sale. These barrels are 16.5″ long and feature a  5.56 match chamber, 5R rifling and a 1:8 twist which together are capable of sub-moa accuracy. They also utilize POF’s patented E² dual extraction technology which makes FTE’s virtually a thing of the past. One last feature is a Black Nitride finish adding corrosion resistance to the inside and outside of the barrel. If you’re looking for a barrel for your next build, this would be a great place to look first. Check them out at www.POF-USA.com.

POF Puritan 5.56 barrel

The Puritan 5.56 barrel is constructed from mil-spec 4150 chrome vanadium steel and features a 5R rifling profile with 1:8 twist rate. The gas port is set up for a mid-length configuration gas system. We have also installed the Patented E² extraction technology. The E² dual extraction consists of 4 small channels cut into the walls of the chamber, allowing a small amount of gas pressure to flow backwards and push on the shoulders of the spent casing. This small pressure helps “un-seat” the spent case from the chamber while slightly pushing backwards as the extractor is pulling the case rearward. With this feature, the extractor is no longer doing all the work by itself; therefore the life of the extractor and overall reliability of the rifle system is increased. This feature does NOT deform the spent brass. To finish it off, our barrels are nitride heat treated, which greatly increases surface hardness and makes for a beautiful black and corrosion resistant finish.

MSRP is $215.99

These barrels shoot 1 MOA or better when installed in our Puritan series rifle.

http://pof-usa.com/shop/barrels/puritan-5-56-barrel/

Today, I’m excited to start a new series of articles documenting the process of LEGALLY building a suppressor from home. Building your own suppressor allows you to use an NFA Trust and e-File a Form 1 which can drastically speed up the process. It also can be much less expensive than purchasing a suppressor from a manufacturer. So here’s your invitation to follow along with us as we experience a completely new part of NFA Ownership.

Many AR-15 owners have built an AR using an 80% lower receiver and even more know about the legalities and rules regarding it. Just the opposite can be said for building a suppressor from home. Up until a few years ago, the state of Michigan (where I live) did not even allow Suppressor ownership. Once that changed  I started learning a bit more about it and saw that some people built suppressors themselves. Building a suppressor in some ways is very similar to an 80% Lower in that most of the work is done but it requires some additional machining to complete. One huge key difference is that unfortunately you do have to register it with the BATFE and pay for a $200 Tax Stamp, unlike an 80% lower. This article will focus on the components of the suppressor build but the next article will focus solely on using an NFA Trust to submit a Form 1 Suppressor build.

WHAT COMPANY SHOULD I BUY FROM

There are quite a few websites that sell kits that are typically called “Solvent Traps” which consist of a tube, and additional components, all of varying quality. I really wanted to the best components possible to mirror how we at AR15NEWS build our ARs. Through a recommendation from a friend and additional research I turned to SD Tactical Arms. SD Tactical Arms is a Veteran Owned, Class 7 Type 2 FFL manufacturer that produces very high quality “Solvent Trap” components, rifles, etc. and has an outstanding reputation amongst DIY’ers.

THE COMPONENTS

Of course AR15NEWS readers only deserve the best so we are going all out on this build. For our 7.62mm suppressor build we will be using the SD Tactical Arms Titanium 7.6 inch “Solvent Trap” tube and thread protectors (end caps) which come to 8 inches overall length, Titanium Blast Chamber and Spacer Material, Stainless Steel Freeze Plugs that will be formed and drilled to become baffles and the new Challenge Coin (helps keep the suppressor threaded on tight). Once finished, this suppressor will thread directly onto their muzzle brakes and I have a 5.56 and 7.62 brake so it can be used on multiple rifles. Owning these solvent trap components is perfectly legal as they have not been drilled and assembled as a suppressor…yet.

SD Tactical Arms Titanium Suppressor Build 1

THE “CHALLENGE COIN”

Here’s a closeup look at the “Challenge Coin”. Currently it just looks cool but once our Form 1 is approved we can machine out the center of the coin and insert it in the blast chamber of the suppressor which will help keep the suppressor on tight without needing a locking mechanism on the mount.

SD Tactical Arms Titanium Suppressor Build 1

THREADED MUZZLE BRAKES

The SD Tactical Arms muzzle brakes have ACME threads on them allowing you to mount your suppressor directly to them using the threaded end cap. I’m sure I’ll be purchasing a few more of these brakes so I can install the suppressor on different rifles with ease.

SD Tactical Arms Titanium Suppressor Build 1`

ENGRAVING ON YOUR SUPPRESSOR BODY

As I mentioned above, to build a suppressor you have to submit a Form 1 at which time you have to put in your Trust Name, City and State, choose a Model Name and assign a Serial Number for your suppressor. Once the Form 1 is approved you have to have that information engraved onto your suppressor. I was very pleased to find out that SD Tactical Arms will engrave the information for you, as seen in the image below, for just $25. If you know this information at the time of purchase they will engrave it before sending your parts to you. 

SD Tactical Arms Titanium Suppressor Build 1Click to enlarge image

HOW MUCH & HOW LONG

You are probably wondering what all of these high quality components cost and if it really is that much cheaper or faster than buying a suppressor. To start, Form 1 Suppressor builds that are e-Filed are taking anywhere from 70-80 days to be approved. Compare that to 3-4 months to purchase a suppressor from a dealer using a Form 4, which can’t be e-filed, or even longer if they have to order that suppressor from the manufacturer and you can see how this is a pretty quick route.

Now lets talk price! Here’s the breakdown:
–  Titanium Muzzle Brake Adapter – $45.99
–  Titanium end cap – $45.99
–  Titanium 7.6″ tube – $73.49
–  Titanium D-cell spacer tube – $29.99
–  Challenge coin – $34.99
–  Muzzle brake – $56.99
–  Stainless freeze plugs – $3.39 each x 12 = $40.68
–  Double sided centering tool – $22.99
–  Engraving Service – $25

The sum of those parts comes to $376.11 including one muzzle brake for the suppressor to thread onto. Assuming you already have a drill press, carbide drill bits, a vise and a few tools to do the final machining, your cost including the $200 tax stamp would be just $576.11. Keep in mind this cost is for the top of the line components and can be reduced by using different components which are also available at SD Tactical Arms. This type of price range for an 8″ Suppressor that you would purchase from your local FFL would be virtually impossible to find. Most options would run you at a minimum $200-300 more for a very low end suppressor.

At this point I am still waiting for my Form 1 to be approved so I can not do any modification to the parts. Before we get to that I will add an article showing you step by step instructions specifically for e-Filing your Form 1 to build a suppressor and another article explaining the tools needed to turn your Solvent Trap into a Suppressor. As soon as my Form 1 is approved I will document the machining process, assembly and show you how well it shoots. 

Until then, you should get a head start on your own build by visiting www.SDTacticalArms.com to pick out your own components. You can also visit the SD Tactical Arms Forum for information, tips, instructions, etc. from the pros.

Don’t forget to get your NFA Trust from Coyote Rifleworks. I have used mine twice now and couldn’t be happier. They are just $95 with same day turnaround.

Be sure to bookmark our AR15NEWS Form 1 Suppressor Build thread to keep tabs on the process.

**NOTE: AR15NEWS is not a law firm and is not authorized to provide legal advice.

Rebel Arms Enhanced Nitride M16 Bolt Carrier Group Promo

Posted on May 18th, 2015 by ar15news

One of our website sponsors, Rebel Arms, has a promotion going on right now for their new Enhanced Nitride M16 BCG. This style BCG is very popular right now and is being produced for a number of different companies and for good reason…they are great BCG’s. A Nitride finish on a BCG is perfect because it is very slick but also has great anti-corrosion properties that protect it from even the most corrosive AR ammo. As you can see the carrier itself also features enhanced cuts as well.

Rebel Arms Enhanced Nitride BCG 1Rebel Arms Enhanced Nitride BCG 1

Use the code “REBEL10″ at checkout to save 10% off. This code only applies to the BCG and can be applied to as many BCG’s as you would like. This promo ends on 6/1/15. Head on over to www.RebelArms.com for more information and to purchase one today.

**Note: As always, AR15NEWS does not charge or accept payment or commission for writing articles of any kind. If you find value in what we write about and can get in on a good deal or cool new product, that makes it worth while to us.

Radical Firearms Month Long Memorial Day Sales

Posted on May 18th, 2015 by ar15news

**UPDATE** Tons more stuff was just added to this sale. See new image below.**

You would think by now we’d be used to the awesome deals that Radical Firearms puts out but they never cease to surprise. Now through Memorial Day 2015 you can save some big money on your choice of 5.56, 300BLK or 7.62×39 assembled upper receivers that all include very nice Radical Firearms Rail Systems and are available in lengths between 7.5″ up to 16″. These uppers do not include a BCG or Charging Handle but are priced at just $249.95 each. Get in on these deals now at www.RadicalFirearms.com.

Radical Firearms Memorial Day Sale 2

**Note: As always, AR15NEWS does not charge or accept payment or commission for writing articles of any kind. If you find value in what we write about and can get in on a good deal or cool new product, that makes it worth while to us.

BLAZnTECH Motorized Weapons Cleaning System

Posted on May 14th, 2015 by ar15news

BLAZnTECH is a new company bringing an equally new cleaning product to market. Its their Motorized Weapons Cleaning System which is designed to clean the lugs and chamber of your AR or handguns. The MWCS spins a nylon chamber brush at 300 RPM and has a built in LED light for visual inspection. Included with each MWCS is a 5.56 Chamber Brush with 25 Brush-Socks, 7.62 Chamber Brush with 25 Brush-Socks, 9mm Chamber Brush with 25 Brush-Socks and a 45ACP Chamber Brush with 25 Brush-Socks and a hard case to keep it all in.

BLAZnTECH MWCS 1BLAZnTECH MWCS 1

BLAZnTECH MWCS 1

BLAZnTECH MWCS 1

Positioned for cleaning via ejection port, without ANY disassembly of the weapon, the patented design of the motorized weapons cleaning system rotates a redesigned chamber brush at 300+RPM! Cleaning out black fouling from even the smallest corners of the awkwardly shaped barrel extension (a.k.a. “Star Chamber”). Should you be due for a last minute inspection, BLAZnTECH will also be providing patented Brush-Socks; newly invented brush attachments (100% Cotton) that thoroughly continue to clean the barrel extension. In Addition, BLAZnTECH will soon be providing traditional cleaning kits, rifle magazines, collapsible stocks, and redesigned brushes/Brush-Socks for other commonly used rifles, handguns, and machine guns.

The BLAZnTECH Motorized Weapons Cleaning System kit is scheduled to ship in July. You can pre-order now (card not charged until the product ships) and use the discount code “DEFENSEMK” to save 40% off your order. For more information or to order go to www.BLAZnTECH.com.

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