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Posted on November 21st, 2015 by ar15news

Nevada Ammunition has been running a killer deal this month on their .223 reman ammunition and have just restocked in time for Black Friday. Right now you can get 1,000 rounds of 55gr .223 brass cased ammo for just $274.99 and a flat $24.99 Shipping anywhere in the lower 48 states. That’s $299.98 (under 30 cents per round) shipped to your door! If you’re looking for smaller amounts of ammo, they have 250 and 500 round packs available as well at the same price per round and a little bit cheaper shipping. Grab some ammo at

Nevada Ammunition Black Friday Sale


Black Gun AR-15 Black Friday Sales


Posted on November 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

A little birdie sent this Sneak Peek of Battle Arms Development’s new “GHOZT” Monolithic PDW SRB to me and I just had to share it with you guys. Battle Arms Development has partnered up with Cross Machine Tool many times before and this Monolithic PDW SBR lower is another one of those collaborations. This SBR has a ton of other new Battle Arms Development gadgets including their proprietary buffer system which is only 4.75″ long but still allows you to use any BCG you want. Check out the pics and details bellow. Lets just hope I don’t get in too much trouble for sharing. :)






Monolithic BAD-PDW Lower, GEN2 BAD556-LW Upper, BAD-EMMR enhanced modular mag release, BAD-CASS-SA-ST reversible 50/90 deg combat ambi safety, Trijicon MRO OPTICS mount, BAD-ATG 3 position pistol grip, 7.5″ LIGHTRIGID BARREL, TITANIUM GAS BLOCK, BAD-EPS-TI PIN SET, etc.

ARES Defense Announces Belt-Fed MCR® Lite at NASGW

Posted on November 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

If I ever get around to doing a full auto lower I will totally need to add an ARES Defense MCR belt fed upper. ARES Defense has been introducing a lot of new stuff lately and this new “Lite” version of their MCR upper is the most recent. Check out the press release below.

**Press Release**

MELBOURNE, FL, October 30, 2015 ­ ARES Defense Systems, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms, parts and accessories announced the introduction of its belt-fed MCR® Lite at NASGW in New Orleans. The MCR® Lite is an upper receiver assembly that fits standard AR15/M4 lower receivers and just like the full-featured MCR® (Mission Configurable Rifle) upper receivers, it features gas-piston operation, a true (3 second) quick-change barrel assembly and the ability to feed from M27 linked ammunition belts or standard AR magazines at the shooter’s discretion.

ARES Defense MCR Lite

“ARES Defense built its business on our belt-fed rifles and upper receiver assemblies which among others, have been purchased by civilians, US government and militaries overseas.” says Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO of ARES Defense. “At 8.5 lbs, the MCR® is the lightest and most portable belt-fed in the world and like all ARES Defense products is 100% Made in the USA. We recently released an engineering test video of our AMG-2 government model where we demonstrate a continuous 700-round burst of automatic fire to show the reliability of our belt-fed line. While the full-featured MCR® and AMG-2 models are a first choice for professional shooters, we wanted to provide a Lite model that allows recreational shooters to experience the thrill of our belt-fed systems at a fraction of the price of our full-feature models.”

The primary differences between the MCR® and the MCR® Lite is that the Lite model has a fixed gas port, aluminum feed tray, round feed roller housing and lighter barrel than the MCR®. Available for immediate shipment by ARES Defense and also being carried by distributors AMCHAR, RSR and others, the MCR® Lite carries an MSRP price tag of $2,995.

ARES Defense AMG-2 video demonstrating a 700-round burst can be found at the following link:

For more information, please email or contact ARES Defense by telephone at (321) 242-8410. Additional details available on the ARES Defense website:

About ARES Defense

Since its founding in 1997, ARES Defense Systems has focused on the development of military small arms and accessories of unique versatility, innovation and exceptional quality for military, law enforcement and commercial customers.  Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, ARES products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra modern facility by a highly skilled workforce.

Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast, ARES’ intense dedication to mission critical innovation has resulted in numerous patented advancements resulting in lighter, stronger, better performing weapons and accessories for the operator. To learn more about ARES Defense Systems visit

Follow ARES Defense on Facebook at, Instagram at @aresdefense, and on Twitter @ARESDefense.

Combat Shooters Veterans Day Sale

Posted on October 27th, 2015 by ar15news

Combat Shooters decided to start their Veterans Day Sale early this year so if you’re looking for a new BCG, this is a deal you’ll want to check out. The Combat Shooters Black Nitride BCG has a Carpenter 158 steel Bolt, 8620 steel Carrier and 17-4 stainless steel, hard-chromed Firing Pin. Black Nitride (also known as QPQ or Melonite) is not a coating but an extremely durable surface treatment that is super slick, easy to clean and protects against corrosion. 

Now thru November 11, 2015, the Combat Shooters Black Nitride BCG, which is used in their complete rifles, is on sale for just $79.95. Its hard to find a basic phosphate BCG for that price and Black Nitride BCG’s typically go for quite a bit more. Whether you need one right now or not, its always a good idea to snag BCGs when their on sale. Head on over and snag one at

Combat Shooters Black Nitride BCG Veterans Day Sale 2015

Combat Shooters Black Nitride BCG
Features a shot-peened bolt for increased surface strength and durability, and an extractor booster to ensure reliable cycling during rapid semi-auto or full-auto fire. Each assembly is magnetic particle inspection tested to ensure it’s free from imperfections that can lead to premature failures. Properly staked gas key prevents gas leakage that can lead to short stroking.

The Perfect Place to Start Your Budget Build

Posted on October 24th, 2015 by ar15news

KAK Industry has started compiling all of their over run stuff into one place on the website and they are calling it their Value Line. They have a wide selection of 5.56, 300BLK and 7.62×39 melonite barrels available that are all priced ridiculously low. I have a few of their Value Line barrels and they run awesome. If you’re looking to build a great running AR on a budget, you might want to check out all of the KAK Industry Value Line barrels first.

KAK Industry Value Line Barrels

Added some more items to the value-line barrels., working on pics but some interesting offerings.. 18 inch mid 556, as well as a 18 inch mid 7.62×39, smooth shootin deer slayer!

NEW!! Faxon Firearms 14.5″ 5.56, M4 PROFILE QPQ Barrel

Posted on October 19th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’ve been looking for a new barrel but haven’t been looking at one from Faxon Firearms, odds are you’ve missed exactly what you were looking for. Over the past few years, Faxon Firearms took their knowledge from creating barrels for their ARAK-21 uppers and applied that to making barrels for standard AR-15 uppers and have created a huge list of different profiles, lengths and calibers that they offer. They just introduced a new 14.5″ 5.56, M4 PROFILE, CARBINE GAS, 4150 STEEL QPQ barrel which, like all other Faxon Firearms barrels comes in at a great price point. At just $165, this should be a no-brainer. If this isn’t the profile, length or caliber you are looking for, chances are you can find it on their website. Check it out at

Faxon Firearms 14.5 Inch 5.56 QPQ 1

Faxon Firearms 14.5 Inch 5.56 QPQ 1

Faxon Firearms 14.5 Inch 5.56 QPQ 1

Medium profile for maximum heat resistance during spirited firing. 4150 QPQ coated inside and out for amazing corrosion resistance and durability.

Faxon Firearms barrels are the pinnacle of value. Manufactured 100% in-house from cradle-to-grave, these barrels are button-rifled and air-guage tested to ensure superior accuracy.

All barrels are manufactured under our ISO:9001 and AS:9100 (pending) quality certifications. We inspect each barrel over 15 times before it ever reaches you.

  • Barrel Material: 4150 CMV Steel
  • Barrel Type: Button Rifled
  • Barrel Caliber: 5.56 NATO
  • Barrel Twist: 1:8
  • Barrel Length: 14.5″
  • Barrel Profile: M4
  • Barrel Gas System: Carbine Length
  • Inside Finish: QPQ Nitride
  • Outside Finish: QPQ Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
  • Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  • Gas Port Diameter: .068″
  • Barrel Extension: M4
  • Weight: 1.54 lbs
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected!
  • 11-degree Target Crown

I am seriously looking forward to running the new Fortis Manufacturing Control Blast Mitigation Device or BMD on some of my rifles. The Control BMD is a shroud that fits over the muzzle brake to direct the blast forward which helps if you have to shoot indoors or next to people at the range. It has a really nice QD attachment system. Easy on, easy off. When you don’t need it, remove it. 

Fortis Control BMD 1Fortis Control BMD 2Fortis Control BMD 3

At the same time, Fortis will also be introducing their new muzzle brake which looks awesome. It has a dual chamber design to help reduce recoil with an additional two ports on the top to reduce muzzle rise.

You’re probably thinking “Of course they’re releasing a muzzle device, because you have to mount the Control BMD to their muzzle brake” but that would be incorrect. Fortis has begun sharing the mounting technology with other muzzle brake manufactures in the AR industry. First to use the Fortis mount technology was Rainier Arms with their new XTC2.0 muzzle brake. This could open up the door to an unlimited number of Muzzle Device / Fortis Control BMD combinations.

Fortis Muzzle Brake for Control BMD 1

Fortis Muzzle Brake for Control BMD 1

Fortis Muzzle Brake for Control BMD 1

According to Fortis the Control BMD will be available in about 30 days. Sounds like an early Christmas present to me! Check out the text and video below for more information.

You breach, shoot a few rounds and then can’t hear feedback from your team because you’re temporarily deaf from the concussion and blast noise from your muzzle device. The Fortis Control Blast Mitigation Device (BMD) was designed to push the noise forward for combative situations or even for simple range use, while the top ports keep the muzzle device flat on target. The patent pending quick detach system will be made available for other manufacturer’s to use in conjunction with their muzzle devices. So whether you’re knocking down doors or shooting at the range, let’s help save your hearing. So click on the Control BMD and go!

ETA within 30 days

Fortis Control BMD and Muzzle Brake

KAK Industry 18″ 5.56 Dimpled Melonite Barrels

Posted on October 12th, 2015 by ar15news

KAK Industry just released info on their new Dimpled 18″ 5.56 Melonite barrels. These new barrels are available in both Mid or Rifle length gas and have a really nice looking dimpled pattern from the Gas Block back. The dimples not only look really cool, they also add more surface area for faster cooling and help reduce the weight of the heavier profile barrel. The Melonite treatment protects agains corrosion, gives you a slick bore and is a very durable finish. Take a look at these barrels below, then head on over to to snag one for yourself.

KAK Industry Dimpled 18 inch barrels 1

KAK Industry Dimpled 18 inch barrels 1

KAK Industry Dimpled 18 inch barrels 1
We did a short run of these very special barrels.
18.0 INCH

PWS / Seekins Hybrid Rifle Build Details

Posted on October 12th, 2015 by ar15news

Over the years I have built a bunch of ARs. Some are not that special to me but others I have really grown to love and will be ones I will hand down to my kids as they grow up. Most of my rifles are pretty “Frankenstein’ish” So I wanted to start sharing a little bit about those special ARs. Nothing too in-depth. Just easy reading with some parts listed and a nice photo. 

One such rifle is one of the first ones I would probably think of when it comes to grabbing a rifle in a SHTF situation. My PWS / Seekins Precision hybrid which I’ve had for about 4 years now has morphed into a rifle I could never see myself getting rid of. 

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The Seekins Precision SP223 billet lower receiver was the first part of this build that I owned. At first I wasn’t sure about the looks of the SP223 but it quickly grew on me and I had to have one. With the addition of a Wilson Combat TTU-3G trigger, Battle Arms BAD-CASS-SA-ST (Combat Ambi Safety Selector – Semi Auto – Short Throw) ambi safety, a Magpul MOE+ grip, Fortis QD End Plate and B5 Systems SOPMOD Bravo stock this lower feels complete.

The upper I can not take as much credit for its awesomeness as I did not build it. It is a Primary Weapons Systems MK114 complete upper. The MK114 consists of a 14.5″ .223 Wylde QPQ barrel, pinned FSC556 comp, PWS Long-Stroke Piston System, PWS 13″ KeyMod rail, PWS Forged Upper and a BCM Gunfighter Charging Handle. 

I added to this upper a set of Magpul MBUS GenII backup sights, an Aimpoint PRO, RailScales KeyMod covers, a Zero Bravo Inc KeyMod RHS (Reversible Hand Stop) and a SureFire X300U with SR07 tape switch.

Why is this one of my favorites? Not only is it a pretty sexy looking rifle but it is an extremely reliable and solid rifle. I’ve put it up against some of my 18″ SPR type rifles and with exception of my .5″ group tack driver it shoots as good if not better than the rest. Its not a cheap setup by any means but it is definitely one I would grab in a heart beat and not have any reservation as to whether or not it could get the job done when called upon. 

New!! AIM Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron .223/5.56 BCG

Posted on October 7th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’ve been looking for a Light Weight BCG you are probably very aware that they can be very expensive. Especially when you start looking at special coatings like Nickel Boron, etc. AIM Surplus just released a great looking Light Weight Nickel Boron BCG that totally breaks the rules by coming in at just 8.5 ounces (almost 28% lighter than their standard BCG) with a price tag of just $120 and Free Shipping. Light Weight BCGs are not only great for those uber light weight builds but work great for 3-Gun/Competition shooters looking to tune a gun for super light recoil and fast follow up shots. Check out this BCG for yourself at

Aim Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron NiB BCG 1

Aim Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron NiB BCG 1

Aim Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron NiB BCG 1

The requirements for assembly of our Bolt Carrier Groups are much higher than most. Before assembling the gas key to the carrier, permatex NO.3D aviation is applied to form-a-gasket around the gas hole (per MIL-SPEC). Then Grade-8 hardware is used to attach the gas key, followed by properly staking per spec. When installing the extractor to the bolt, a crane-o-ring is inserted with the spring to insure proper ejection. Then high temperature grease is applied to the gas rings before inserting the bolt into the carrier, which allows for much smoother operation. These BCGs are inspected to the highest of standards, to insure a high quality product that is 100% reliable for our customer… PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA!

–  Machined from 8620 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications

–  Machined from 9310 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Shot Peened
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances
–  MPI (Mag Particle Inspected)

Gas Key
–  Machined from 4140
–  Heat treated to military specifications

–  Machined from 4140
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Shot peened

Firing Pin
–  Machined from 8640 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances
–  Coated with .0002”-.0003” of hard chrome per MIL-STD-171

Cam Pin
–  Machined from 4340
–  Quench and temper heat treat
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances



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