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Patriot AR Pistol Kit Contest

Posted on May 2nd, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve been working with Damage Industries for a long time now and have purchased parts for many of my builds through them. When they emailed me about a contest they have going I figured many of you might want to get in on this contest to win an awesome looking AR Pistol kit. The kit includes everything shown below, minus the lower receiver.  Check out the details below on you you can enter to win this Patriot AR Pistol kit.

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Enter the contest @ http://damageindustriesllc.com/contest/

Full Description of Contest Prize:

Over $1000 in parts and accessories!

Damage Industries Complete Patriot Pistol Includes: (Damage Industries 100% made in USA products in bold)

Complete Upper (Assembled):
–  Short Barrel Projector/Dissipator Sleeve
–  Short Barrel Muzzle Brake, 4 Slot, 1/2 x 28
–  Faxon Short Barrel, 10.5″, 5.56x45mm, 1/8 twist, .750″ diameter, Carbine (100% Made in USA)
–  Crush Washer
–  Gas Block, 1913 Rail, .750″
–  Black Oxide Gas Tube, Carbine
–  Barrel Nut, Black Magnetite
–  Delta Slip Ring Kit
–  Strike Industries UDC Ultimate Dust Cover Flag Variant in black
–  Plate, Handguard Retaining, Round (.750″ barrels)
–  Barrel Nut
–  2-piece Handguard Replacement Quad Rail with American Flag Graphics
–  Upper Receiver, 1913 Railed, 7075 T6, jet black
–  Forward Assist Assembly
–  Charging Handle Assembly
– Complete Bolt Carrier Group, Semi (Mag Phosphate, Chrome): Bolt Carrier w/key: Manganese Phosphate and chrome plated to MIL-STD-171, machined to exact specifications from certified 8620 steel, Complete Bolt, 5.56, MPI marked, NiCoTef Cam Pin, Firing Pin, Mil-Spec Chrome Plating, Firing Pin Retaining Pin

Complete Lower Receiver Kit (does not include a receiver):
–  Receiver Extension Buffer Tube, Pistol w/QD socket 1.190” OD
–  Carbine Buffer
–  Enhanced Recoil Spring, Chrome Silicon, Black
–  Buffer Retainer Detent
–  Buffer Retainer Spring
–  Castle Nut, Black
–  End Plate, QD Enhanced
–  Arm Brace, AR-15 Pistol, SBX (Made in USA)
–  Hammer
–  Hammer Spring
–  Trigger
–  Trigger Spring
–  Disconnector
–  Disconnector Spring
–  Hammer/Trigger Pin x 2
–  Takedown Pin
–  Pivot Pin
–  Takedown/Pivot Pin Detent x 2
–  Takedown/Pivot Pin Spring x 2
–  Enhanced Trigger Guard, Black
–  A2 Pistol Grip, Black
–  Both a Stainless Slotted and a Black Hex Pistol Grip Screw
–  Pistol Grip Screw Washer
–  Fire Selector, Standard 90 degree
–  Selector Spring
–  Selector Detent
–  Magazine Catch
–  Magazine Catch Button
–  Magazine Catch Spring
–  Bolt Catch
–  Bolt Catch Pin
–  Bolt Catch Spring

Contest Eligibility, Rules, Terms and Conditions:

US Residents Only.

All Federal and State laws apply. Must be 21 or older. No payment or purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Offer not eligible for cash or store credit. 

To enter, fill out and submit the contest form at http://damageindustriesllc.com/contest/, then confirm your entry via the automated email. Contest valid from 26 Apr 2016 until 9 May 2016 Midnight PST. Winner selection will be randomly drawn from participants who have filled out the entrance form completely and accurately. The winner must sign an affidavit of eligibility, liability, and publicity release.

Participants consent to allow Damage Industries LLC to collect the information participants submit via the contest form and use of the information, including consent to receive newsletters and emails regarding this contest and future promotions. Participants consent that Damage Industries shall not be liable for any damages that result from the mis-use of or the inability to use the materials and/or products in this contest. By submitting this form, participants agree to the contest rules, terms and conditions.

Faxon Firearms “Gunner” Ultra-Light Bolt Carrier Group

Posted on April 28th, 2016 by ar15news

When looking to reduce felt recoil in an AR-15 (there isn’t a ton but there’s enough), one route you could go is to go with a lightweight Bolt Carrier Group. Lightweight BCGs are largely used in competition rifles like those used 3-Gun where the lighter the recoil the better for fast followup shots, etc. Faxon Firearms is already very well know for their successful ARAK-21 self contained piston upper and massive selection of barrels but noticed some issues with other lightweight BCGs and decided to make their own. Check out the all new Faxon Firearms “Gunner” Ultra-Light BCG and intro pricing info below.

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When looking at lightweight bolt carrier groups, we were unsatisfied with what the market had to offer. Seeing a capability gap, we set out to create a bolt carrier group that could live up to the GUNNER name with no compromise in strength or function. We set specifications that would allow no compromise:

1. Lightest Weight Possible (8.32 Ounces Complete, 6.24 Ounces Carrier & Key Only)
2. MIL-SPEC Materials & Finishes or Better!
3. Forward Assist Serrations
4. Compatible with Dust Covers
5. Maintains Full-Auto Trip Sear for full-auto and the new multi-stage trigger functionality
6. Looks Amazing

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Matching our barrels, we selected the QPQ method of Salt Bath Nitride for all the carriers components. By coating all parts, the carrier’s natural slickness is increased markedly requiring less gas and pressure to operate. Further, the QPQ SBN process seals components against corrosion while making them fantastically wear resistant.

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As a testament of our trust, the carriers are all laser-engraved with the Faxon Shield after passing all Quality inspections.

Detailed Spec:

Bolt:
– 9310 Tool Steel Construction (Stronger than C158)
– Full MIL-SPEC Heat Treatment
– Shot Peened to MIL-SPEC
– Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
– Back of Lugs Chamfered for Reliability
– Spring, Insert, & “Crane” O-Ring Installed
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

Extractor:
– S7 Tool Steel Construction
– Fully Heat Treated
– Shot Peened Per MIL-SPEC
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

Carrier & Key:
– Carrier: MIL-SPEC 8620 Steel Material
– Key: 4140 Steel Material
– Fully Heat Treated
– Forward Assist Serrations
– M16 (FULL-AUTO) Compatible
– Grade 8 Fasteners
– Fully & Properly Staked Key, Permatex Sealed
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided
– Weight w/ Key (Not Bolt or any Pins): 6.32 Ounces

Cam Pin:
– 4140 Pre-Hardended Steel Material
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

The very first run of the all new Faxon Firearms “Gunner” Ultra-Lightweight Bolt Carrier Group is being offered at an introductory price through …. yup, you guessed it …. Rainier Arms. There are currently less than 35 of these available at the introductory price of $199.99. Get one now at www.RainierArms.com

BCI Defense “The American” Rifle

Posted on April 26th, 2016 by ar15news

BCI Defenses is releasing their newest rifle called “The American”. This rifle is a great platform to run as is or start adding your own bits and pieces such as Stock and Grip as funds allow. Each one comes with quality mil spec components, a 16″ Nitride Barrel, BCI Defense 9″ free float handguard, ALG Defense QMS Trigger and and oversized trigger guard with an MSRP of just $825. Check out the complete press release and picture below.

BCI Defense is proud to offer The American. This rifle features many benefits that other rifles in its category does not. As the “True Manufacturer” BCI Defense is proud to offer another rifle where the major components of this rifle are made in-house, ensuring the highest quality and consistency to the end user. Manufactured in-house components would include: Upper Receiver w/Dry Lube, Lower Receiver, Buffer Tube w/Dry Lube, Charging Handle and finally their own 9” Free Float Handguard. With an MSRP of $825.00 this rifle has sparked a lot of interest with Distributors, Dealers and Consumers.

BCI Defense The American Rifle

The American Specs:
– BCI Defenses’ own Upper & Lower Receiver, Buffer Tube, Charging Handle and 9” Free Float Handguard.
– Upper, Lower and Buffer Tube Manufactured from 7075 T6 Aluminum
– Type III Class II Anodizing
– ALG Defense QMS Trigger
– M4 Profile 16” 1:7 Twist Nitride Barrel
– 6 Position Stock w/QD Socket
– Oversized Trigger Guard

Shipment to Dealers and Distributors will begin the week of May 2, 2016.  

Please visit www.BCIDefense.com for more information or simply send an email to info@BCIDefense.com

Modern Outfitters recently began offering their beautiful Spiral Fluted .223 Wylde barrels for individual purchase instead of just in a complete upper/rifle. These barrels are made from 4150 CMV steel, have a Melonite finish, 1:8 Twist, chambered in the awesome .223 Wylde (it’s a hybrid chamber that shoots both .223 and 5.56 but shoots 5.56 more accurately than a 5.56 barrel) and an 11 degree target crown. Currently you can choose between 14.7″ or 18″ barrel but I’ve heard there may be a 16″ version coming along shortly as well. 

Modern Carbine Spiral Fluted Barrel 2

Modern Carbine Spiral Fluted Barrel 2

Modern Carbine Spiral Fluted Barrel 2

These sold out pretty quick when they were first released but are now back in stock in limited quantities. If you want one I would suggest jumping on it now. Check out these awesome barrels and many other products at Shop.ModernOutfitters.com.

AERO Precision M16A4 Special Edition Products

Posted on March 16th, 2016 by ar15news

Whenever the Star Wars fans talk about “Clone Wars” the only thing I think about is AR Clones. One of these days I will have a collection of retro clone rifles like the MK12 Mod1, MK18, etc. AERO Precision has a really awesome special edition M16A4 line of products that would make for a great clone build. The M16A4 has a 20″ barrel, rifle length gas system, A2 stock and grip and the upper has a detachable carry handle which can be removed to make room for an ACOG or other optic. AERO Precision offers stripped lowers, complete lowers, complete uppers and complete rifles so whether you are in the process of building your clone and need parts to finish it off or if you just want to buy a complete M16A4 clone, they have the parts you need. Check out the details and pics below. 

(Information and photos below courtesy of AERO Precision)

Our M16A4 components are perfect for your next clone build. The M16A4 Special Edition Lower Receiver features custom engraved markings and serial number designation on our popular AR15 Gen 2 Lower Receiver. Purchase a stripped lower or buy assembled with our complete lower receiver and rifle offerings for a custom, eye catching build.

COMPLETE RIFLE FEATURES | $1,049.99 | SHOP NOW
–  Based off of the military issued M16A4
–  Mil-Spec Parts
–  Features Special Edition M16A4 Lower Receiver with custom engraving

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COMPLETE LOWER FEATURES | $249.99 | SHOP NOW
–  Lower: Special Edition M16A4 Lower Receiver with custom engraving
–  Lower Parts Kit: Standard AR15 Lower Parts Kit
–  Buffer Kit: Standard AR15 Rifle Buffer Kit
–  Stock: Standard A2 Stock
–  Grip: Standard A2 Grip

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STRIPPED LOWER FEATURES | $105.00 | SHOP NOW
–  Custom Aero Precision logo
–  Markings include: Property of U.S.A., MOD M16A4, CAL. 5.56MM
–  Serial number designation
–  Safe/Semi/Burst safety selector markings

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COMPLETE UPPER FEATURES | $499.00 | SHOP NOW
–  20″ 5.56 NATO Rifle Length Barrel
–  A2 Detachable Carry Handle and A2 Front Sight Block w/ Bayonet Lug
–  A2 Style Handguard, Rifle Length

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See more at: http://aeroprecisionusa.com/ap/aero-m16a4-special-edition

If you own a LANTAC Dragon 5.56 muzzle brake, chances are you are anxiously waiting the release of their new BMD or Blast Mitigation Device. The BMD is a quick detach shroud that lets you keep the benefits of the muzzle brake (reduction in recoil and muzzle rise) while forcing the concussion associated with using a muzzle brake forward of the shooter. LANTAC has been perfecting their design for some time and have finally settled on a two piece design which includes a collar that attaches to the muzzle brake and then the BMD attaches to the collar. This collar design allowed them to create the rock solid attachment system they felt was needed for the BMD while still making it compatible with the thousands of Dragon muzzle brakes that are already on end user rifles. Best news of the day…the new BMDs are now in production and a limited number have been made available for preorder. If you would like more information or would like to get in on the preorder, head on over to www.LANTAC-USA.com.

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Plate Design ACEM AR/M4 MultiCaliber Speed Loader

Posted on February 29th, 2016 by ar15news

When I go to the range I usually go by myself so I can just do my thing. After spending some time by myself at the range over the weekend and having to reload my mags in the cold, with gloves on, etc. it was funny to run across this new product online yesterday. Plate Design has been making speed loaders for a while and even make them for the AK as well. What I like about their Gen2 ACEM AR/M4 Speed Loader is that it is MultiCaliber. Instead of just being designed to work with .223/5.56 it will work with a wide variety of the most popular AR calibers which includes .223/5.56, 300 Blackout, 6.8 SPC, 6.5 Grendel, 5.45×39 and 7.62×39 rounds. That’s pretty impressive. I myself shoot 5.56, 300BLK, 5.45×39 and 7.62×39 all the time through my ARs so this definitely interests me. 

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Plate Design ACEM AR-M4 Speed Loadergen2 4

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ACEM™ AR/M4 30 GEN 2 
–  Magazine interface: AR15/M4 platform 
–  Rounds: (capacity) 
–  5.56 x 45mm NATO/.223 Remington (30) 
–  300 Blackout (30) 
–  6.8 SPC (25) 
–  6.5 Grendel (25) 
–  5.45×39 (30) 
–  7.62×39 (25) 

I definitely think I am going to pick one of these up to give it a try. They are just $59.95 which seems totally worth it to save me the time and hassle of loading mags one bullet at a time, especially now that it works with multiple different rounds that I use often. If you’re interested in one yourself, you can get more information and purchase on for yourself at www.Plate-Design.com.

NEW!! Rainier Arms 22″ Fluted Varmint Barrel – .223RVC

Posted on February 26th, 2016 by ar15news

Many of us AR owners love to use our ARs for more than just shooting paper. We like to hunt with them, we practice self defense with them, teach our family and friends how to safely handle firearms and we also like to use them for Varmint control. Most Varmint style ammunition uses a light weight polymer tip and usually comes in much lighter grain projectiles than your standard .223/5.56 ammo. The issue is lighter ammo like that typically needs a different twist rate than most AR barrels to stabilize the bullet and shoot accurate. With Varmints usually being smaller, fast moving animals, accuracy (or lack thereof) can be an issue. Rainier Arms recognized a need for this type of barrel and has introduced their new barrels with .223RVC (Rainier Varmint Chamber) that is specifically designed to shoot the lighter Varmint rounds with Sub-MOA accuracy guaranteed with match ammo. 

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These new barrels start out as Rock Creek stainless steel match grade blanks and then machined to Rainier Arms strict specifications. The barrels are 22″ long with 1:12 Twist, have M4 feed ramps and a .936 Gas Block Seat.

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The only thing you need to decide is if you want a barrel finished with a Target Crown or threaded 1/2×28 for standard AR-15 muzzle devices.

Rainier Arms RVC 223 Varmint Barrel 1

These are some pretty great looking barrels and would definitely be the perfect start to your next varmint rifle build. I’m picturing these under a nice free floated 15″ tube of some sort taking out varmints like nobodies business. You can take a look at these two barrels and get more information on them at www.RainierArms.com.

Faxon Firearms is quickly becoming known for more than their ARAK-21 upper. They started offering AR-15 barrels a few years ago and it has grown into a massive selection of barrels in many calibers and many lengths. Their most popular barrel is a 16″ Mid Gas Gov’t Profile Nitride barrel. At the request of their customers, Faxon Firearms has just introduced a 14.5″ version of this barrel. I’ve not personally used a Faxon barrel but know quite a few people who have and do and they’re all very happy with them. At $165 its a hard deal to pass up! 

www.FaxonFirearms.com

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Faxon Firearms 14.5 Mid Govt Nitride Barrel 1

Faxon Firearms 14.5 Mid Govt Nitride Barrel 1

100% Machined by Faxon in Cincinnati, Ohio under our ISO and AS:9100 certified quality systems.
Quality. Innovation. Service.

Barrel Material: 4150
Barrel Type: Button Rifled, Fully Stress Relieved
Barrel Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Barrel Twist: 1:8
Barrel Length: 14.5″
Barrel Profile: Gov’t/SOCOM
Barrel Gas System: Mid Length
Inside Finish: QPQ Nitride
Outside Finish: QPQ Nitride
Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
Gas Block Diameter: .750″
Gas Block Journal Length: 1.9″
Barrel Extension: M4
Weight: ~1.50 lbs
Magnetic Particle Inspected!
11-degree Target Crown

Retail: $165

Available now on our website! http://faxonfirearms.com/14-5-govt-socom-5-56-nato-mid-length-4150-qpq/

Rainier Arms Exclusive – M-LOK SWITCH 5.56 Rail

Posted on February 18th, 2016 by ar15news

Out of all of the AR upgrades out there, one of the must haves for me is an upgraded rail/handguard. Pretty sure most AR owners feel the same. A few years ago Fortis Manufacturing introduced their new SWITCH rail which features a Quick Detach system that lets you install/remove the rail quickly for maintenance, adjusting a gas block or multiple rail configurations, etc. The Fortis Mfg SWITCH rail only comes with the KeyMod mounting system at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock spots. With Magpul promoting and supporting M-LOK it was only a matter of time before the new M-LOK SWITCH rail would be produced. 

Fortis Mfg has partnered up with Rainier Arms to offer the Rainier Arms exclusive M-LOK SWITCH 5.56 rail. The M-LOK SWITCH is now available in 9 1/4″, 12″, 13″ and 15.5″ lengths, all with the Rainier Arms logo on them. While M-LOK and KeyMod seem to have about the same support from accessory manufacturers, many users prefer the clean look of the M-LOK system. If you’re on the M-LOK train, you might want to check out this awesome new Rainier Arms M-LOK SWITCH 5.56 rail.

www.RainierArms.com

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Description:
This version of the quick detach rail system SWITCH is a Rainier Arms exclusive.

The SWITCH is an extremely lightweight, yet robust free float rail system designed for the 5.56MM platform. When designing the SWITCH, we wanted a handguard that was easy to install, but also be able to quickly change rails for a variety of mission or competition specific setups. The rail features a brand new patent pending locking mechanism that allows tool-less removal of the rail.

The rail features M-LOK slots, QD attachments point as well as a full picatinny rail on top.

The rail design not only looks great, but is very functional in your hand. The piece adds minimal weight to the rifle and you won’t be disappointed!

Features:
• Material: Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum / Locking handle: 7075-T6 Aluminum
• Length: 9.25,12,13 & 15.5 inches
• Conttinuous Top Rail
• Rotation Limited QD Sockets
• M-LOK at the 3, 6, & 9 o’clock
• Mil. Spec. Hard-coat Anodized
• 4140 heat treated barrel nut (1-7/16 X 16 T.P.I.)
• Clamp torque setting 20 in lbs **Please be sure to read instructions
• Spanner wrench needed to torque barrel nut to spec (not included)
• Made in the USA!
• AR-15 Switch Rail Instructions

Weight::
9 1/4″- 9 ounces with barrel nut. Barrel nut is 1.6oz
12″-10.5 ounces with barrel nut. Barrel nut is 1.6oz.
13″-11 ounces with barrel nut. Barrel nut is 1.6oz.
15″-12.3 ounces with barrel nut. Barrel nut is 1.6oz.

https://www.rainierarms.com/rainier-arms-m-lok-switch-5-56-rail

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