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ETS Group introduced their C.A.M. Pistol Magazine Loader a few months ago and is now introducing their new Universal C.A.M. Rifle Magazine Loader. The Universal C.A.M. Rifle Magazine Loader works very similar to how their Pistol Magazine Loader works. Simply attach the loader to the mag, pick up the ammo with the loader and then use the plunger to push the rounds into the mag. There are lots of mag loaders out there but most are much larger and the C.A.M. has a very impressive list of Mags and Calibers that it can load. Take a look at the details and video below.

ETS Group Universal CAM RIFLE Magazine Loader

LOADER FEATURES

– Loads rifle mags in seconds! Truly the first universal speed loader for rifle mags.
– Works with AR15, AK47, AK74, G36, Steyr Aug, MP5, Scorpion EVO, Colt SMG, UZI, AR10, and more.
– Loads the following calibers: 5.56×45 /.223, .300BLK, 7.62×39, 5.45×39, 9mm, .308 and more.
– Picks rounds up from ammo tray. User doesn’t have to even touch ammo.
– Feeds easily and won’t damage the mags in any way.
– Portable, easily fits in your range bag.
– Made from an extremely durable polymer that will hold up to wear and tear.
– Lifetime Warranty

I know I would rather be shooting guns than loading mags but it seems like you spend more time loading at the range than anything else. If you want to spThe ETS Group Universal C.A.M. Rifle Magazine Loader is available to order now for just $29.99 at www.ETSGroup.us

Phase 5 Weapon Systems recently completed their lineup of FATman and littleBOY Hex Brakes with the addition of the 9mm/7.62×39/6.8 model for both FATman (dual chamber) and littleBOY (single chamber) brakes with 1/2×36 threads. This now brings the total to 6 different muzzle brakes in the Hex Brake series including the 5.56/.223 with 1/2×28 threads & 7.62×51/.308/300BLK with 5/8×24 threads for FATman and littleBOY models as well. 

Phase 5 littleBOY and FATman Hex Brakes

Phase 5 littleBOY and FATman Hex Brakes 1**Not my photo but shows the size of these beasts.**

I have all except for the 9mm model right now and they are actually a very cool muzzle brake. They are on the larger side but at the same time they have a collar that covers a bit of the end of the barrel as you thread them on. They have a pretty stout look too. These are definitely work taking a look at if you’re in the market for a new muzzle device.

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Juggernaut Tactical just introduced their new Ultimate Jig. There are tons of jigs out there for machining 80% lower receivers. For the most part all of them are specifically for either the AR-15 or AR-1o lowers and not both. The new Ultimate Jig sets itself apart by accommodating both AR-15 AND AR-1o lower receivers from not just Juggernaut Tactical but also most lowers available on the market. It also has Press Fit Stainless Steel Drill Bushings, an alignment tool to keep your lower in the perfect spot and a depth gauge for the drill bits. 

Juggernaut Tactical Ultimate 80 percent lower Machining Jig 1

After considering everybody’s feedback regarding jigs, we were able to develop our patent pending Ultimate Jig. With this jig, you are now able to build both AR-10 and AR-15 80% lowers. Our alignment tool that ensures the pocket is always centered in combination with our oversized top plates allows for very smooth and consistent finishing. Pair that with our press fit stainless steel drill bushings and included depth gauge, you will have yourself the perfect tool to finish any top-tier AR rifle. The only thing necessary to get your project going is a drill press or a hand drill and router; everything else provided in your Ultimate Jig Kit.

Juggernaut Tactical Ultimate 80 percent lower Machining Jig 1

SPECS
– 17-4 Stainless Steel Drill Bushings
– Patented alignment tool with light
– Depth gage for quickly setting tool length
– CNC-machined from solid aerospace billet aluminum
– Laser-etched with Right/Left markings and drill hole sizes for convenience
– Individually replaceable plates
– Type III hard coat anodized
– Optional high quality tooling package includes all bits required to finish your AR-15 or AR-10 lower.  These are the same bits we use in our commercial CNC machines at the Juggernaut Tactical factory
– If instructions are properly followed, the jig kit can be used to finish up to 25 lowers, or more
– Made in the USA
– PATENT PENDING

Juggernaut Tactical Ultimate 80 percent bit set

Tooling package comes with:
– 1 ea. 0.375″ Cobalt Drill
– 1 ea. 0.3125″ Cobalt Drill
– 1 ea. 0.156″ Cobalt Drill
– 1 ea. 5/16″ Carbide Endmill

Overall this seems to be a very well thought out machining jig. The fact that it works for both AR-15 and AR-10 80% lowers is pretty awesome. Being that it works with both AR-15 and AR-10 lowers I was expecting to see a huge price tag on it but was very happy to see it is priced right in line or less than many of the comparable machining jigs on the market that only work with one or the other. If you’re an 80% DIY’er you definitely need to at least give the new Juggernaut Tactical Ultimate Jig a look.

The Ultimate Jig can be purchased directly from Juggernaut Tactical at www.JTactical.com.

Phase 5 Weapon Systems has recently introduced a couple of really cool looking new Hex shaped muzzle brakes. The first was the FATman Hex Brake which utilizes a two chamber design to reduce felt recoil and 12 o’clock ports to compensate for muzzle rise. The newest version is the littleBOY Hex Brake and, as I’m sure you’ve guess already, is a little bit more compact (shorter) than the FATman. Currently both Brakes are available for 556/.223 and 7.62×51/.308/300blk but my contacts at P5WS have told me they will be releasing 9mm, 7.62×39 and 6.8mm versions later this month. Check out these sweet looking muzzle brakes and read the info below. Will make sure we let you know when the additional caliber options are available in a few weeks. 

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Phase 5 FATman Hex Brake 2

FATman Hex Brake

The FATman Hex Brake was created to solve issues faced by many competition shooters and precision rifle builders. The 2 large (FAT) ventilated baffle sections and chambers create the compensation needed to reduce the overall recoil felt by the shooter.

Phase 5 FATman Hex Brake 2

The FATman Hex Brake includes two top ports machined at a 20 Deg. forward directed angle. These top ports help direct the energy of the spent gas in a manner that maintains a flat consecutive result shot after shot. The design of the FATman Hex Brake allows the first chamber wall to sit as close to the barrel crown plane as possible. This design element was included to maintain the full accuracy of the barrel.


Phase 5 littleBOY Hex Brake 1

littleBOY Hex Brake

Introducing the littleBOY Hex Brake; a younger, compact version of the original FATman Hex Brake, which was also created to solve issues faced by many competition shooters and precision rifle builders.

Phase 5 littleBOY Hex Brake 2

Including 1 large (FAT) ventilated baffle section and chamber to create the compensation needed to reduce the overall recoil felt by the shooter. Just like its big brother, the design of the littleBOY Hex Brake allows the chamber wall to sit as close to the barrel crown plane as possible. This design element was included to maintain the full accuracy of the barrel.

The iconic Phase 5 Hex design gives the FATman and littleBOY Hex Brakes the perfect styling that custom gun builders are looking for.

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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. 

Plate Design ACEM AR-M4 Speed Loadergen2 4

Plate Design ACEM AR-M4 Speed Loadergen2 4

Plate Design ACEM AR-M4 Speed Loadergen2 4Click the Gif above to watch it again.

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.

KAK Industry is doing a one day President’s Day Sale. Save 15% off your entire order using the code “PRES15″ at checkout. KAK is known for their super competitive pricing and this is a great opportunity to save even more. Barrels, BCGs, Muzzle Devices, AR furiture, etc. The photo below shows my 6.25” 300BLK upper build entirely with parts from KAK Industry. 

www.KAKIndustry.com

KAK Industry Presidents Day Sale

Presidents day sale starts now. Not retroactive. One use per customer. Use code “PRES15”. Good for the entire site. One day only

Does not apply to bulk orders

FALKOR Defense has been on a hot pace, introducing one new product after another and I think you’ll see that continue throughout 2016 for them. After their huge showing at SHOT last month they came home and got back to work. First up is this new “King” Breacher Muzzle Brake. The “King” is designed for use on barrels with a 5/8-24 thread and .30-Cal ammunition such as 300BLK or .308. As with all FALKOR Defense components and rifles, this thing is built to withstand a lifetime of abuse and then some. Read more about the “King” Breacher Muzzle Brake below, then head on over to www.FALKORDefense.com to purchase one for yourself.

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FALKOR Defense “King” Breacher

The “King” Breacher muzzle brake is designed with two elements in mind; kicking ass and minimizing recoil and muzzle rise. The “King” is designed specifically for .30-cal “battle rifles” utilizing a simple two port design with a diffused front baffle to help reduce back pressure.  The unique 2-port tapered design combined with an internal variable diameter chamber maximizes the efficiency of gas pressure distribution while the port shape redirects the flow to eliminate muzzle rise.  All FALKOR muzzle brakes are machined from 12L14 Steel and case hardened to a Rockwell hardness of 50c before the black Nitride finish process to insure longevity of the baffle integrity. The result is a simple and effective brake that will withstand the abuse of .30-caliber semi-auto use while sustaining precision on target.

*comes with a 5/8″ crush washer for installation

Weight: 3.01 oz

Length: 2″

Threads: 5/8 – 24 TPI (standard .30-cal)

Coating: Black Nitride

FALKOR Defense KING Breacher Muzzle Brake 1

http://falkordefense.com/shop/parts-accessories/falkor-king-breacher-muzzle-brake/

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. 

www.KAKIndustry.com

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!

https://www.kakindustry.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=VALUE-LINE

Check out this awesome Labor Day Sale from our friends at Radical Firearms. I am ALWAYS down for a good sale from these guys. These complete rifles are a a steal and a complete upper with backup sights and rail for just $350 is too hard to pass up. Take a look at the Labor Day Sale images below and then head on over to www.RadicalFirearms.com to get in on the savings.

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I decided to test out the new D&H 7.62×39 mags I bought the other day. Anybody who has run a 7.62×39 AR knows they can be totally finicky and most of the issues can be attributed back to poorly constructed magazines. I’ve had pretty good luck with my ASC mags but these new mags from D&H look so much cooler than the boring looking USGI style ASC mags. The only real question was…will they function as well as they look.

KAK 762x39 AR Extractor 1

For some reason, shooting the 7.62×39 started out horrible and only seemed to be getting worse. I have shot this exact gun so many times with zero issues. It always loves crappy steel cased TulAmmo which is what I was shooting. I kid you not, nearly every single shot (with the exception of a few decent strings of no failures) resulted in a Failure To Extract which obviously causes major issues. 

KAK 762x39 AR Extractor 1

KAK 762x39 AR Extractor 1

Usually when you have Failure To Extract malfunctions it is more of a problem with the gun itself and not a mag issue. It could be under gassed (leaky Gas Block, Gas Key, etc), a bad extractor on your bolt or even chamber issues. When I saw that the BCG was not Short Stroking (meaning the BCG was traveling far enough back to grab another round from the mag) but the casing from the previous round was not ejecting it confirmed the wasn’t under gassed. My gut was telling me the extractor was at fault but I decided to swap mags and use my ASC mags which have run perfect before and had the same exact issues. I kept running it while paying attention to what the gun was doing and then it happened. The extractor snapped and I was done for the night. When the extractor broke the casing from the last round fired stayed in the chamber and had to be removed with a cleaning rod.

KAK 762x39 AR Extractor 1

Now rewind to a few months ago when my buddy Kurt at KAK Industry sent me a brand new extractor for this setup and said I should install it, I should have listened. Steel Cased Ammo is notoriously ruthless on MIM extractors so KAK Industry had sent me a Fully Machined Steel Extractor so I wouldn’t have this issue. At that time I was having no issues and totally forgot about it. Tomorrow I will give it another go with the new mags after I’ve installed the new extractor. I’m expecting much better results. LoL

If you have a 7.62×39 AR, you may want to look into picking up some of the KAK Industry 7.62×39 Steel Extractors. They are only $18.50 so I plan to purchase a few to have on hand.  

Just wanted to give you guys a heads up that Radical Firearms has another sale going on. However, this one is quite a bit bigger than their usual sale which is why they are calling it their “Big As Texas” sale. They have everything you could possibly want on sale right now including complete AR’s, AR Pistols, Barrels, uppers, lowers, etc. All orders placed from now till Sunday will be entered into a drawing for a 24″ 6.5 Grendel complete rifle! Head on over to www.RadicalFirearms.com and get in on some of these deals.

Radical Firearms Sale 1

Radical Firearms Sale 1

Radical Firearms Sale 1All Radical Firearms orders this weekend (7/24 – 7/26) will be entered into a giveaway for this Radical Firearms 24″ 6.5 Grendel Rifle.

Radical Firearms is following up their awesome Independence Day Sale with their “Too Hot To Handle” Summer Sale. They have 4 different complete AR’s available at ridiculous prices including a complete AR Pistol for just $399.95 and complete 16″ AR for just $549.95. Check out these deals and get in on some savings while you still have a chance.

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Radical Firearms Summer Sale

Radical Firearms has once again put together an amazing sale. Their 4th of July Sale has a 50 cal. rifle and 458 SOCOM rifle complete with rail system for just $600. They’re also offering a complete AR Pistol chambered in 7.62×39 for just $400. If you need any parts such as a complete upper, 16″ Barrel or Fire Control Group they have some smoking deals for you as well. Check out the deals on the sale flyer below then head on over to www.RadicalFirearms.com to get in on the savings.

Radical Firearms 4th of July Sale

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.

**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

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