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NEW!! Weapon Outfitters 13.7″ Barrel and BE Meyers 249F Combo

Posted on January 29th, 2015 by ar15news

A while back my buddy Roy over at Weapon Outfitters built me a 13.7″ upper with a pinned and welded BE Meyers 249F Flash Hider that has become one of my personal favorite uppers. The BE Meyers 249F flash hiders is amazing and the 16.1 overall length feels just right. You can see a picture of it below. Since then Roy has partnered with Micro MOA to offer a “Weapon Outfitters” branded barrel that is supposed to be pretty awesome. If you’re looking for something a bit different than the usual 18″, 16″ and 14.5″ uppers, this is the start to another great option.

WEapon Outfitters 13.7 barrel BE Meyers 249F 2

Weapon Outfitters has partnered with Micro MOA to deliver new 13.7″ Barrels to market.  When paired with a B.E. Meyers 249F Flash hider (or other long muzzle device like a KX5) you can achieve a 16.1″ overall length (OAL) to meet Federal guidelines. Save a little bit of weight while also toting the smallest possible carbine before you get into NFA territory.

WEapon Outfitters 13.7 barrel BE Meyers 249FWEapon Outfitters 13.7 barrel BE Meyers 249F

With this bundle, you’ll select the gas block you want to pair with your barrel and which version of the 249F you’d like.  Our gunsmith will handle the rest, pinning your muzzle device and staking your gas block.  Gunsmithing options can be deselected if you’ve got the means.  It is your responsiblity to understand the local, state, and federal laws if you choose this route to make sure you’re all hunky-dorry.

Specs on the barrel:

  • Features propietary rifling known as Single Edge Polygonal (SEP)
    • Essentially a combination of standard and polygonal rifling
    • SEP creates less bullet deformation due to its minimal engraving, allowing the bullet to move more symmetrically along the barrel
    • SEP reduces forward escaping gases and minimizing loss of gas pressure,
  • Finished in BlackNitride™
    • Treatment process increases barrel life and provides superior wear-resistance, surface strength, corrosion resistance, lubricity.  But most importantly: BlackNitride™ enhances cosmetic appeal :)
  • Barrel extensions are re-tourqed and then pinned after BlackNitride™ process
  • 4150V Grade Chromium-Molybdenum-Vanadium (CrMoV) steel
  • 1/2×28″ thread pitch
  • 5.56mm NATO chamber
  • 1/7″ Twist Rate
  • Barrels are turned on centers and not chopped down from longer lengths like some other barrel makers do

Check out this combo now at www.WeaponOutfitters.com.

Faxon ARAK-21 Available In 7.62×39 and New 3-Barrel-Combo

Posted on January 28th, 2015 by ar15news

Faxon Firearms just opened up ordering of their ARAK-21 uppers in 7.62×39 which everyone has been anxiously waiting for. Many AR’s chambered in 7.62×39 can have feeding issues but Faxon’s design completely eliminates that issue no matter what mag you use, etc. You can see their video explanation of this system HERE. Pair the reliability of the ARAK-21 system with the power and affordability of the 7.62×39 round and you’ve got an awesome setup. 

0000633_arak_21_upper_receiver_one_steel_barrel copyShown is a 12.5″ ARAK-21 with Left Hand Eject

Now lets take this one step further and talk about that fact that you can easily swap barrels with the ARAK-21 upper using their BAUs or Barrel Assembly Units and you can imagine how this upper can help your rifle adapt to just about any scenario you may come across. Faxon Firearms has always offered a Two Barrel Combo but have just introduced the new Three Barrel Combo. With the Three Barrel Combo you can mix and match three BAUs giving you endless combination options. For instance you could do a 20″ 5.56, 16″ 300BLK and 12.5″ 7.62×39 or any other combination of BAUs that would work best for you.

0000706_arak_21_upper_receiver_three_barrel_caliber_combo_deal copyTwo Barrel Combo shown

The ARAK-21 upper can be purchased in One, Two and Three Barrel Combo options as well as a complete rifle now at www.FaxonFirearms.com.

AERO Precision 16″ .223 Wylde Uppers AND 18″ KeyMod Rail

Posted on January 27th, 2015 by ar15news

AERO Precision continues to add new products to their already long list of available products and they keep getting better and better. I remember when they only made stripped uppers and lowers and their COP system and didn’t sell direct. Anymore they are pretty much a one stop shop for building just about any kind of AR configuration you can think of with their complete line of barrels, receiver sets, rails, etc. for 5.56, 300BLK and .308. Recently they introduced two brand new products that will expand the possibilities even further.

First up was their new .223 Wylde chambered 16″ uppers. For those who don’t know, .223 Wylde is basically a hybrid between .223 and 5.56 NATO. Technically .223 chambered rifles are known for being a bit more accurate than a 5.56 NATO chambered rifle. With .223 Wylde barrels  you can shoot both .223 and 5.56 NATO rounds but they are designed to shoot the 5.56 NATO round more accurately than a 5.56 chambered barrel. They are offering these 16″ uppers based on their awesome forged M4E1 upper platform which features the integrated rail mounting surface and a “billet” look. You can choose between a 12″ or 15″ KeyMod rail or a 12″ M-LOK rail. These uppers are priced starting at $455 at AEROPrecisionUSA.com.

AERO Preicison KeyMod 12 inch 223 Wylde UpperAERO Preicison KeyMod 15 inch 223 Wylde UpperAERO Preicison MLOK 12 inch 223 Wylde Upper

On the last day of SHOT Show 2015, AERO Precision unveiled their new 18″ KeyMod rail which is something a lot of people look for when building a longer barreled rifle such as a 20″ upper, etc. These are specifically designed to mount to the AERO Precision enhanced uppers so don’t expect to order one and mount it to just any old upper. However, if you are planning on building a long barreled upper this is a good reason to build it using some AERO components. These are not available yet but should be soon.

AERO Precision 18 inch KeyMod Rail 620

SHOT Show 2015 – More New Products from Mega Arms

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Mega Arms already introduced quite a few new products at SHOT Show this year but there were a few additional pieces that were just introduced or we didn’t really cover as close as we’d like to. For instance, Mega Arms just introduced a new pair of 5.56 SBR barrels (10.5″ and 14.5″) as well as a two new 300BLK barrels (10.5″ and 16″). 

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In case you missed it, here are our new SBR barrels, available in 10.5 and 14.5 in 556 NATO. 300 BLACKOUT is available for the first time in 10.5 and 16 barrel. MSRP on the 10.5s is $222.

They’ve also added an M-LOK version of the popular MKM MATEN upper. Mega Arms will be adding M-LOK across all platforms in addition to their current KeyMod offerings.

Mega Arms MLOK Options 620 

Mega Arms MATEN with MLOK 2 copy

Mega Arms MATEN with MLOK 2 copy

Mega Arms is excited to announce our new line of M-Lok AR-15 and MATEN/AR-10 hand guards and upper receivers. Firstly we have the new M-Lok versions of the MKM. Expect them to be in the same sizes, same platforms and at a similar price point as the KeyMod versions. Next up you will notice the new Wedge Lock free float Mil Spec AR-15 M-Lok hand guard. This all new product is made from 7075 and comes with a titanium barrel nut. Expect a variety of lengths, a MATEN/AR-10 version and a KeyMod variation in 2015. Pricing TBA. For those of you who have noticed a missing item in this group fear not, an M-Lok version of our venerable Megalithic Tactical System, or MTS, is also coming in 2015. An M-Lok version of the new Remington 700 chassis system is also planned. Expect to see the first of our new product at dealers by the end of the first quarter, 2015.

Lastly is the new Mega Arms Wedge Lock Handguard. Made from 7-series Aluminum with a Titanium barrel nut. Looks like it will mate up very nicely with a Mega Arms upper but will also work with any Mil-Spec upper as well. Gonna have to give one of these a try for sure.

Mega Arms Wedgelock Rail System 620 3Mega Arms Wedgelock Rail System 620 3Mega Arms Wedgelock Rail System 620 3

This is the new Mega Arms WEDGE LOCK handguard!
–  Cutting edge new design Ultra strong and lightweight. Simple one screw fastening system.
–  Made from 7075 extruded aluminum
–  Titanium barrel nut
–  Black Nitrided wedge system
–  Compatible with any Mil-Spec upper.
–  Includes handguard and comes with wedge system, titanium barrel nut, assembly tools, one M-LOK or KeyMod rail.

Definitely keep an eye on Mega Arms this year. Lots of awesome new products and super high quality as always. 

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Magpul Introduces the New PMAG D60 (60 Round Drum)

Posted on January 13th, 2015 by ar15news

It really was only a matter of time before Magpul decided to venture into the drum mag business. We know they have the expertise to make a high quality affordable magazine and have recently added 40 rounds PMAGs to their lineup. Today they introduced the new PMAG D60 which is a lightweight, compact polymer 60 r0und drum mag. It features a special loading lever to make loading easier, a clear “full magazine indication window” on the back, can be inserted on a closed bolt and holds the bolt open after the last round. It also can be easily disassembled for cleaning. Magpul says it will begin shipping Spring/Summer 2015 with an MSRP of $129.95 but they will not be making “cut-away” or “transparent” models. www.Magpul.com

The PMAG D-60. Sixty rounds. Reliable, durable, lightweight, shorter than a 30 rd mag, and full of features that make it extremely easy to use. MSRP $129.95. Please not that transparent back and cut-away versions were for testing purposes only, and the solid drum with round indicator window is the variant that will be offered for sale. Shipping Spring/Summer 2015, but you can get a sneak peak of the drum in action at ATAC range day before SHOT show.

Whoever said “If it seems too good to be true, it usually is” has never seen a Radical Firearms AR Pistol Sale!! These sales only come around once in a while and I always make it a point to tell as many of you as possible about them. I personally own a Radical Firearms AR Pistol and know a bunch of other people who have purchased these specific AR Pistols and love them! These are available in 7.5″ and 10.5″ for 5.56 NATO or 7.62×39 and 8.5″ and 10.5″ for 300BLK all at the same price of just $585. No coupon codes needed for the complete AR Pistol Sale. Just head on over to www.RadicalFirearms.com and take your pick. You can also get in on the other awesome upper deals listed in the sale flyer below.

Radical Firearms 10.5 inch AR PistolRadical Firearms 7.5 inch AR Pistol

Radical Firearms AR Pistol Sale

Now Available – Battle Arms Development LIGHTRIGID Barrels

Posted on January 12th, 2015 by ar15news

If you haven’t noticed, Battle Arms Development has been on a roll lately. They still make hands down the best Ambi Safety Selector on the market and have shown they are not afraid to step outside the box and offer some truly unique and high quality components in a time when a lot of manufacturers are trying to go the opposite direction offering lower quality parts. You can see this in their amazing looking billet receiver set we recently showed you guys and now you can get your hands on their new Ultramatch LIGHTRIGID 416R SS Fluted .223 Wylde barrels. Now, these are not cheap by any means but being that the barrel is essentially the heart of the rifle, its not necessarily a part you always want to scrimp on either.

Battle Arms LIGHTRIGID 416R SS Barrel

The new Battle Arms Development Ultramatch LIGHTRIGID barrels are available in both 14.5″ and 16″ lengths, are chambered in .223 Wylde with 1:8 Twist, precision 6-groove button rifling. They also have a .625″ dia gas block, a proprietary barrel contour, fluted, double heat treat stress relieved and cryogenically treated. If you are looking for an extremely high quality barrel this is definitely one to take a serious look at. Available now at www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com.

Damage Industries Enhanced AR15/M16 BCG Flash Sale – $75

Posted on January 6th, 2015 by ar15news

**Sale has ended** Damage Industries is running a flash sale on their Enhanced AR15/M16 BCG. This BCG comes with the enhanced cuts on the 8620 Carrier, properly installed and staked Gas Key, properly heat treated & stress relieved and coated entirely with manganese phosphate and chrome lined. They are offering these at 50% off right now for a limited time only. Get in on these now for just $75 at www.DamageIndustriesLLC.com.

Damage Industries Enhanced BCG Sale 2

Damage Industries Enhanced BCG Sale 2

Christmas Sale – Centurion Arms

Posted on December 23rd, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends at Centurion Arms are throwing a surprise Christmas Sale and its an awesome one. They are offering special deals such as if you buy one of their 16″ Hammer Forged Barrels you’ll get a pinned Low Profile Gas Block for free as well. Another deal you’re definitely going to want to check out is the new CM4 Complete Upper which features their 16″ barrel and 9″ C4 rail. If you upgrade to the 12″ CMR or 12″ C4 rail they will throw in a FREE Auto Bolt Carrier Group. Check out the full details of the sale below and get in on it now through December 27, 2014. www.CenturionArms.com

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NEW!! Lehigh Defense NiB and Phosphate Bolts

Posted on December 19th, 2014 by ar15news

You may have heard already that Lehigh Defense, makers of some amazing ammunition, are now offering very high quality AR Bolts in 223/5.56, 5.45×39, 7.62×39, 6.8SPC, and 458 SOCOM. I recently got my hands on a Phosphate 223/5.56 and Nickel Boron 7.62×39 bolt and just from my initial inspection, they are very nice.

The bolts are done on one machine/station. This alleviates the stacking of tolerances from multiple fixtures. They keep their tolerances down to .0003” and have a propriety heat treat process which ensures consistent case hardness across the hole bolt as well as insuring consistent core hardness. The Bolt material is AISI 9310 VAR (vacuum arc remelt), which is the highest standard material used.

Lehigh Defense Bolts 2

Lehigh Defense Bolts 2

This weekend my plan is to get out to the range to test out both of these bolts. The Phosphate 223/5.56 will be used in my new SBR and the Nickel Boron 7.62×39 will be installed in my KAK Industry 7.62×39 AR Pistol. 

Lehigh Defense Bolts 2

If you’re looking for a new high quality bolt for your AR or just want to have an extra one laying around, you’ll be hard pressed to find nicer ones that these from Lehigh Defense. Check out their full list of available Bolts at www.LehighDefense.com.

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