Category Archives: 5.56 NATO / .223 (5.56×45)

Right now the AR market is kind of in a slump which sucks for retailers and manufactures but it is kind of awesome for us AR builders. This forces the manufacturers and retailers to bring out new products on a regular basis and those products have to offer more bang for the buck than when the market is at its peak. Case in point are these new QPQ barrels from AIM Surplus. All 3 of the barrels come with a QPQ finish for durability and corrosion resistance AND they include a low profile gas block that has already been drilled and pinned to the barrel which is the best way to make sure you’ve got a bomb proof setup. These are averrable in three different lengths which are 11.5″ Carbine, 16″ Mid and 18″ SPR Rifle and start at just $139.95. Check out the details below.

AIM Surplus QPQ AR Barrels

We are proud to introduce our 5.56 chambered AR Barrels. They are machined from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium steel with a QPQ Corrosion Resistant Finish and QPQ coated M4 feed ramp extension. They ship with a .750 IN. Low Profile gas block that is pinned and set screwed to the barrel. We are having these barrels manufactured to our exacting standards, we can offer you the customer a quality military grade product at a reasonable price. An incredible value. Made in America!

AIM .223/5.56 QPQ 11.5IN. CARBINE LENGTH AR Barrel w/ Gas Block Specifications:
– Length: 11.5 IN.
– Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
– Profile: Government
– Finish: QPQ Corrosion Resistant
– Gas System Length: CARBINE Length
– Gas Block Journal: .750 INCH
– Twist Rate: 1:7 inches
– Muzzle: 1/2×28 Threaded
– Weight: 1.3 lbs (Includes Gas Block)

AIM .223/5.56 QPQ 16IN. MID-LENGTH AR Barrel w/ Gas Block Specifications:
– Length: 16 IN.
– Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
– Profile: Government
– Finish: QPQ Corrosion Resistant
– Gas System Length: Mid-Length
– Gas Block Journal: .750 INCH
– Twist Rate: 1:7 inches
– Muzzle: 1/2×28 Threaded
– Weight: 1.8 lbs (Includes Gas Block)

AIM .223/5.56 QPQ 18IN. SPR RIFLE LENGTH AR Barrel w/ Gas Block Specifications:
– Length: 18 IN.
– Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
– Profile: SPR
– Finish: QPQ Corrosion Resistant
– Gas System Length: RIFLE Length
– Gas Block Journal: .750 INCH
– Twist Rate: 1:7 inches
– Muzzle: 1/2×28 Threaded
– Weight: 2.6 lbs (Includes Gas Block)

Purchase at: http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?groupid=8453

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BCI Defense is going to be debuting its newest rifle at the 2017 NRA Show in Atlanta (Booth #5348). The Dagger Series is built off the BCI Defense Professional Series platform with a few additions and changes. Starting with the “Battleworn” Cerekote finish that is available in 5 different colors; Battleship Grey, OD Green, Burnt Bronze, Blue and Red. Coupled with the non-traditional Cerakote finish, the rifle also features a Hogue Buttstock and Rubber Molded Beaver Tail Grip as well as 3 different muzzle devices; the Traditional 3 Prong Flash Hider, the NEW Rainmaker Brake and the NEW Envoy Compensator. To complete this package, BCI Defense is also including a Vortex Sparc II Redot. 

BCI Defense Dagger Series Rifle 1

BCI Defense Dagger Series Rifle 1

Available in both 5.56 and 300BLK, MSRP is starting at just $1425.00. Please visit www.BCIDefense.com to learn more about the BCI Defense as well as how you can enter to win a Dagger Series Rifle.

A while back the guys at Andro Corp Industry ran a short term special on their M4QR 10.5″ Complete Railed Upper that was an awesome deal. At the time I missed it until it was too late. I decided to reach out to Jason at Andro Corp Industries to see if they would extend the deal for us and they were happy to do so. The M4QR complete upper includes an Milsepc Forged Upper complete with M4 Feed Ramps, Forward Assist and Dust Cover, M16 BCG, Charging Handle, 10.5″ 4150 CMV barrel with 1:7 Twist QPQ (Nitride) finish, 7″ 2-piece quad rail, F Marked FSB and A2 Flash Hider. All uppers are test fired prior to shipping to ensure a properly functioning upper. This would be an absolutely awesome start to an inexpensive SBR or AR Pistol build.

Andro Corp Ind M4QR Complete Upper 2

Usually this upper sells for $490 plus shipping (see HERE on their website) but they are offering it to AR15NEWS readers for just $345 Shipped!! That includes the complete upper with a 7″ Quad Rail, M16 BCG and Charging Handle. To purchase this upper at that price you have to contact Jason Wilcox direct by emailing him at jason@androcorpind.com. Payment options are PayPal Friends and Family OR Check OR Money Order OR if paying with Credit Card add 4% fee. Florida residents will need to add 6.5% Sales Tax. Happy Shopping!! Special thanks to ACI for letting us in on this exclusive deal.

**AR15NEWS is not compensated in any way for this post. Just another great deal to pass along to our readers.

We’ve known the guys at Hexmag ever since they first introduced their Hexmag magazines. They are much more than just a magazine manufacturer now as they offer AR Grips, Rail Covers, their recently introduced Series 2 AR Mags, AR-10 Mags and soon Glock mags.

Yesterday I got an email from them letting me know they just opened their new web-store and offered to give all AR15NEWS readers a 10% discount on any order over $20. That can add up really fast when you’re stocking up on mags. This isn’t some affiliate code that we get paid on. Just a special deal for you guys that we wanted to pass on. Use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout at www.hexmagstore.com

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Rainier Arms has a Barrel Blowout Sale going on right now with savings of up to 50% off ALL Rainier Arms UltraMatch barrels. The UltraMatch series of barrels is Rainier Arms’ flag ship line of barrels made from Stainless Steel Match Grade Shilen Blanks and features a proprietary contour. If you’re looking to start a new build with an awesome barrel, this is a great deal to get in on. Don’t wait too long though as it looks like they’re already selling out. 

www.RainierArms.com

Rainier Arms UltraMatch Barrels

Cincinnati, Ohio, March 8th, 2017 – Faxon Firearms, manufacturer of the ARAK-21 piston upper, XRS rifle, AR-15 barrels and many new products to come, is pleased to announce the new CL5R (Chrome-Lined, 5R) series of barrels which will be distributed exclusively through Rainier Arms.

The barrels will be available in both 5.56×45 (7.5”, 10.5” and 16”) and 300BLK (8.5” and 10.5”) featuring the Rainier Arms Custom Medium barrel profile. Additional lengths and calibers may be added based on customer demand.

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“Combining our experience producing thousands of M240 and machine gun barrels, renowned AR-15 barrels, and a disdain for status-quo, Faxon is pleased to offer exclusively through Rainier Arms, the new CL5R (Chrome-Lined, 5R) series of barrels. The new barrels combine Faxon’s know-how, mil-spec proven coatings, and Rainier’s profiles – creating a strong heart for any duty-rated rifle.” said Nathan Schueth – Director of Sales and Product Management

“CL5R barrels feature mil-spec chrome lining completed in the same facility as 1’000s of military barrels. Chrome increases resistance to abrasion, wear, and corrosion which greatly increasing barrel life. The exterior of the barrel is manganese phosphate coated. Rifling is 5R for increased accuracy and velocity and NATO spec chambers aid reliability.”

Specification:
– Barrel Material: 4150 GBQ Mil-Spec Steel
– Barrel Type: Button Rifled, 5R Style
– Barrel Caliber: 5.56×45 or 300BLK
– Barrel Twist: 1/7 for 5.56 and 1/8 for 300BLK
– Barrel Profile: Rainier Custom Medium
– Inside Finish: Hard Chrome
– Outside Finish: Mil-Spec Manganese Phosphate
– Gas Block Diameter: .750″
– Gas Block Journal Length: 1.9”
– Barrel Extension: M4
– Magnetic Particle Inspected!
– 11-degree Target Crown

For more information or to purchase the new Faxon Firearms CL5R barrels please follow the links below to the Rainier Arms website as the new barrels are in-stock and ready to ship.

Rainier Arms – Faxon Firearms CL5R (Chrome-Lined 5R) 5.56X45 barrels

Rainier Arms – Faxon Firearms CL5R (Chrome-Lined 5R) 300BLK barrels

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About Faxon Firearms: Faxon Firearms engineers and manufactures the ARAK-21 complete upper receiver, AR-15 and AR-10 barrels, Handguards, Muzzle Devices and many other products as well as OEM manufacturing for other well respected companies in the industry.

http://faxonfirearms.com

About Rainier Arms: Rainier Arms was started by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. We specialize in high end AR15s/M16s, parts & accessories. “If we won’t use it, we won’t sell it.” Founded in 2005, Rainierarms.com already has more than 2456 unique products, and growing. Our technical advisory team consists of enthusiasts, law enforcement, & military personnel that continue to make our offerings unique and desirable in the market place.

https://www.rainierarms.com

Rebel Arms has both of their awesome looking AR-15 BCGs on sale right now. They offer both a standard M16 style BCG and an Enhanced BCG, both featuring a Black Nitride finish and Rebel Arms “REBEL” logo. Below you’ll find a picture details on the two different BCGs. Not sure how you could go wrong, both look like great BCGs and Black Nitride is my preferred BCG finish.

Rebel Arms BCGs

M16 Nitride BCG: Priced at: $155.99 Sale price of: $136.99
Our high quality Nitride Bolt Carrier Group features the newest revolution in coating. Unlike phoshpated or parkerizing, this bolt carrier has a black nitrided surface that reduces the need to apply oil to the carrier that can attract dirt, dust, unburned powder, and carbon and lead to cycling failures.

The nitriding process creates an ultra-low friction coefficient to the surface. When you feel the surface of the carrier you will notice that it is much smoother to the touch than a standard bolt carrier.  It also means less heat generated by metal on metal contact and also provides for easier cleaning.

The process hardens the steel as well, which makes this carrier have an increased resistance to wear thereby increasing the life of of the component and increases the amount of shots you can run over the life of it. The Gas Key comes already side-staked properly to the carrier.

Carrier:
– 8620 Carrier
– 9310 heat Treated MPI Bolt
– Heat Treated
– Case Hardened
– Black Nitride Finish
– High Lubricity

Enhanced Nitride M16 BCG: Priced at: $181.99 Sale price of: $159.99
The enhanced bolt carrier is designed to reduce carrier tilt/cant during recoil and increasing reliability by strategically relocating key bearing surfaces. The enhanced carrier has fewer points of contact resulting in less friction area and the slight increase in carrier mass extends dwell time and ensures proper gas pressures for reliable extraction.
– Material: Case Hardened 8620 Steel
– Finish: Black Nitride. This advanced low friction coating minimizes the need for lubricants.
– Gas key: 4130 Steel, attached with Grade 8 hardware and properly staked into a milled “valley” to ensure proper positioning
– Ejection port area is milled with added material for more strength and rigidity
– Cam Pin: Hardened 4340 cam pin
– Firing Pin: Mil Spec firing pin made of 8740 steel, center-less ground and Hard Chrome coated

Bolt Assembly: The Bolt is “True” Mil Spec dimension and external surfaces are CNC ground after heat treat for a precision fit.
– Material: Case Hardened 9310 Steel.
– Finish: All Bolt components Shot Peened & Manganese Phosphate or Black Nitride
– Extractor: 4340 Steel, Manganese Phosphate coated
– Mil Spec Extractor Spring & O-Ring Combination
– MPI: Magnetic Particle Inspected
– HPT: High Pressure Test

Rainier Arms has the exclusive intro offering of the new Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device. The new ZCOMP-L is basically a blast forwarding device with a few small side ports as well as some cool machining. The machining on the outside gives it a similar look to the standard ZCOMP and the mag well grooves CMT is know for. With out outside diameter of just 1.187″ you should be able to tuck a portion of this comp under many rails for a nice clean look.

Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP L Linear comp 1

Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP L Linear comp 1

Cross Machine Tool’s ZCOMP™ LINEAR provides forward directional muzzle blast control desired on rifles with shorter barrels. The outer diameter fluting and front nose cuts not only reduce the overall weight of the device but also blend with the aggressive aesthetic appearance of our Trademark magwell grooves on CMT UHP15 series Lower receivers. Function of the ZCOMP LINEAR muzzle device is equaled by the exceptional visible manufacturing quality & apprearence you expect from Cross Machine Tool products. MADE IN USA.

Features for ZCOMP™ LINEAR 556:
– 1/2 28 RH ID threads
– 1.187″ max diameter x 2.75″ OAL.   Nitride finish
– Weight- 5.5 ozs.
– Caliber- 5.56mm / .223 Remington only
– Rating- Full Auto
– Zero porting on bottom side to reduce ground signature when fired from the prone position
– Zero porting on the center top side to reduce flash sight obstruction through optics/sights
– Minimal side port holes minimzing side blast concussion
– Crush washer included

Features for ZCOMP™ LINEAR .30 :
– 5/8- 24 RH ID threads
– 1.187″ max diameter x 2.75″ OAL.   Nitride finish
– Weight- 5.3 ozs.
– Caliber- 308, 300blkout, 6.5
– Rating- Full Auto
– Zero porting on bottom side to reduce ground signature when fired from the prone position
– Zero porting on the center top side to reduce flash sight obstruction through optics/sights
– Minimal side port holes minimzing side blast concussion
– Crush washer included

If you want to get your hands on the first batch of CMT ZCOMP-L’s to hit the market and get an exclusive intro price on them too, head on over to www.RainierArms.com now. They have both .22 Cal and .30 Cal models in stock and ready to ship.

Right on the heels of releasing their new MOD2 handguards, Cross Machine Tool is now introducing their new ZCOMP LINEAR muzzle device. The ZCOMP-L will be available in .22, .30 and 9mm models with a Black Nitride finish. It also features the new signature ZCOMP “Z” patterned fluting and porting. It is also full auto rated and a 1.187″ outside diameter meaning it will tuck under most rails out there. Check out the images below showing the ZCOMP-L from drawing to finished product.

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Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device 1

Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device 1

Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device 1

Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device 1

The new Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L linear comp should be available at an introductory price through Rainier Arms in the first week of January 2017. 

If you’re in the market for muzzle devices, billet receivers, red dot sight mounts, etc, head on over to www.CMTTAC.com and check out all that Cross Machine Tool has to offer.

ETS Group (Elite Tactical Systems Group) is offering 20% off all products on their website. This sale includes both AR and Glock mags. Get stocked up on these awesome mags using the code “BLACKFRIDAY” during checkout on www.ETSGroup.us.

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We wanted to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. Our black Friday discount is 20% off everything. Use discount code: BLACKFRIDAY

Sons of Liberty GunWorks (SOLGW) has a pretty sweet pre Black Friday sale going on right now. I’ve heard nothing but huge praise regarding the SOLGW AR15/M16 BCG and the spec list doesn’t lie! This thing is nice. These are Shot Peened, Magnetic Particle Inspected, High Pressure Tested, C158 Bolt, 8620 Carrier, Tool Steel Extractor and they all come with a Lifetime Warranty!

For Black Friday they not only have the BCG marked down to just $125 but each BCG ordered will also get a FREE Sons of Liberty GunWorks Beanie. Basically, keep your gun warm and your head warm at the same time! 

Get in this deal at SonsofLibertyGunWorks.com

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With a simple Google search you can find quite a few AR-15 cutaway videos. Some are well done, some are dumb but absolutely none of them are as awesome as the one that Vickers Tactical and Bravo Company Mfg just released called “Inside the M4 Carbine”. One of the things I’ve always loved about the videos that Larry Vickers puts out is his use of super high speed video and this video is chocked full of it along with some amazing editing, close up action video and you can view it all in stunning 4K Ultra HD. I’ve watched this video quite a few times already and could watch it over and over again. If you’re ready to be amazed, check out the video below and be sure to watch it full screen in 4K UHD. If you like what you see, subscribe to the Vickers Tactical YouTube channel.

http://www.vickerstactical.com

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After using a number of Ballistic Advantage barrels in builds over the last few years I can definitely tell you they make some awesome barrels that somehow stay budget friendly. There have been small comments about Ballistic Advantage Complete Uppers for months now and most of us assumed there would be a few different options. Nobody imagined there would be 44 different configurations available right off the bat. With that many options, you definitely should be able to find exactly what you’re looking for. You get to choose between .223 Wylde, 5.56 NATO and 300BLK calibers, different barrel lengths, different muzzle device options, BCG options, etc. They even come with a cool new rail made by VLTOR specifically for Ballistic Advantage. Details below…

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We are proud to announce, the long-awaited Ballistic Advantage complete uppers are now available with special introductory pricing! The same precision and attention to detail Ballistic Advantage barrels are known for goes directly into these complete uppers.

Our complete uppers feature:
-Your choice of a .223 Wylde, 5.56 NATO, or .300 BLK Ballistic Advantage Hanson Barrel
-VLTOR + BA Freedom Rail w/ KeyMod, manufactured specifically for us by our good friends at VLTOR
-Mil-Spec Flat-top black anodized upper w/ M4 feedramps and T-marks
-Optional VG6 muzzle device
-Optional BCG (Nickel Boron or phosphate)
-Optional charging handle

We are offering 44 different variations to ensure you are outfitted with the correct tool for your type of shooting, from plinking to precision.

Buy Ballistic Advantage Complete Uppers Here! 

LANTAC USA and GEMTECH have teamed up to introduce the new DGN556B-QM which is basically the extremely popular Dragon muzzle brake with the GEMTECH Quick Mount System. This should make for an awesome combination of an outstanding muzzle brake that interfaces with outstanding suppressors such as the GEMTECH ONE, GEMTECH HALO, etc.

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The new LANTAC Dragon with GEMTECH Quick Mount will be available for purchase very soon. Keep an eye out for it at www.LANTAC-USA.com.

**Press Release**

Manufactured to the highest quality standards and featuring a patent pending design, the MECHFORCE Enforcer Muzzle Brake offers advanced muzzle gas management that reduce recoil and muzzle rise. Its unique shape is a creation from a collaboration project joined by professional industrial designer, mechanical engineer and material metallurgist. Full finite element analysis and extensive field testing have been done on the finalized geometry to fine tune gas ejection ports to the best of minimizing recoil and muzzle rise. The unique cone shape design is the first of kind to be used on the muzzle brakes that can project waste shock wave and sound wave to the front and side ways, therefore minimizing the noise level received by the shooter.

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Enforcer Muzzle Brake’s internal and external surfaces are black-nitrided to increase surface hardness and form corrosion protection barrier. Thread and center bore are machined in one operation to ensure the absolute dead on centric GD&T requirements. The complex geometry is made possible by high precision 5-axis CNC machine center.

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SPECIFICATIONS:

Caliber: 5.56X45mm / .223
Material: Proprietary Heat Treated Milspec Steel
Finish: Black Nitride
Dimensions: L: 2.480”, W: 0.950”, H: 0.750”
Weight: 3.6oz
Thread: 1/2-28 UNEF R/H

Caliber: .308 / 7.62mm
Material: Proprietary Heat Treated Milspec Steel
Finish: Black Nitride
Color: Black
Dimensions: L: 2.642”, W: 1.053”, H: 0.828”
Weight: 4.2oz
Thread: 5/8-24 TPI R/H

Available now at www.Mechforce-USA.com.