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Angstadt Arms has now started taking pre-orders for their new UDP-9i Integrally Suppressed 9mm complete uppers, pistols, SBRs and Rifles which is a collaboration between Angstadt Arms and KG Made Suppressors. According to Angstadt Arms, the UDP-9i is the lightest and quietest integrally suppressed 9mm AR-15. 

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The following are the 5 different configurations that are available currently.

UDP-9iR: Full length rifle:
– Pinned and welded core to barrel, therefore only requiring a single suppressor tax stamp
– Weight 6.5 lbs
– Magpul MOE stock and Magpul K2 pistol grip
– ODIN Works 12.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

UDP-9iC: Short barrel rifle:
– Pinned and welded core to barrel, requires 2 tax stamps (SBR and suppressor)
– Weight under 6 lbs
– Magpul MOE stock and Magpul K2 pistol grip
– ODIN Works 9.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

UDP-9iP: Pistol with Shockwave stabilizing brace:
– Pinned and welded core to barrel, requires 1 tax stamp (suppressor)
– Weight under 6 lbs
– Shockwave pistol stabilizing brace and KAK Industries pistol receiver extension with 12 length adjustment settings
– Magpul K2 pistol grip
– ODIN Works 9.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

Full size length configuration upper:
– Overall barrel length = 16.1″ (8″ Barrel and 8.1″ Core), requires 1 tax stamp
– Can be installed on any 9mm dedicated lower receiver (GLOCK® or Colt® style)
– 9mm AR-15 Black nitride bolt carrier group
– Mil-Spec charging handle
– ODIN Works 12.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

Short barrel configuration upper:
– Overall barrel length = 11.9″ (6″ Barrel and 5.9″ Core), requires 1 tax stamp
– Can be installed on any 9mm dedicated lower receiver (GLOCK® or Colt® style)
– 9mm AR-15 Black nitride bolt carrier group
– Mil-Spec charging handle
– ODIN Works 9.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

HIGHLIGHTS

Adjustable Port System
The port system on the UDP-9i series features 15 threaded holes that allow the end user to tune the velocity and sound signature based on their specific ammunition loads.

Lightweight and Balanced
A grade 9 titanium sleeve ensures a lightweight and perfectly balanced rifle.

Full Auto Rated
Responding to the needs of our law enforcement and military clients, the 17-4 heat treated baffle stack is fully automatic rated.

User Serviceable
The UDP-9i is user serviceable allowing easy maintenance and cleaning.

GLOCK® Magazine Reliability
The UDP-9 accepts all GLOCK® double stack 9mm magazines for proven reliability and features last round bolt hold open.

The UDP-9i series of firearms will be offered as an initial limited release only with a total of only 100 units available to customers. Pre-orders are open now and close on April 17th at 10 AM EST (unless they sell out earlier). Lead time for shipping to your local dealer is approximately 8 weeks. Full payment is due at the time of order.

Place your order now at https://angstadtarms.com/product/udp9i-integrally-suppressed/

I purchased an HK VP9 a few months ago and absolutely love it. Currently I run some of the XTech Tactical VP9 +5 Mag Extenders and they’ve run flawlessly. Today XTech Tactical introduced their new Complete Stainless Steel VP9 / P30 Magazines. VP9 mags are notoriously hard to find and when you do they are usually priced around $40-45. These new mags should be even nicer than factory mags with a retail price of just $34.95 each. Check out the press release for more information below.

Mesa, AZ- XTech Tactical, makers of the adjustable angle ATG AR Grip and MTX VP9 & P30 magazine extensions announced today the release of their complete magazine line for the H&K VP9 & P30 9mm pistols. These are anything but industry standard aftermarket magazines. The development process took over two years, and when you handle the parts it shows.

XTech Tactical Complete HK VP9 P30 Magazine 1

First, each and every process, material, and even the packaging is US made. The magazine bodies are upgraded over factory to 310 Stainless Steel. After the stamping process, they are precision laser welded and then Teflon coated. The springs are Stainless Steel and were developed through engineered simulations vs. trial and error. The springs are pre-set so there is no break in and no change in strength over time. The magazines have been tested and abused, and are ready for any requirement of any global user. One more additional feature XTech Tactical added is an additional round indicator hole in the back for the 20th round when using the magazines with their MTX VP9, VP40 & P30 +5 Magazine Extender.

XTech Tactical Complete HK VP9 P30 Magazine 1

The magazines are available as both 15rd (MSRP $34.95) and a 20rd combo with their MTX extender ($59.95). They can be purchased at www.xtechtactical.com and they are offering free shipping on the magazines for a limited time to celebrate their release. Dealer inquiries please contact jeremy@xtechtactical.com

XTech Tactical Complete HK VP9 P30 Magazine 1

Custom VP9 and Extender Cerakote work completed by Twin State Hydrographics

Faxon Firearms has really been branching out lately into new arenas but this one came as a surprise. The new Faxon Firearms AR9 BCG is for the super popular Pistol Caliber Carbines. Instead of choosing between Glock mag compatible or COLT mag compatible design, Faxon made this one so it will work with both. They’ve also made it a one piece design so the key is machined in instead of bolted on, it has a full auto carrier shape and a Black Nitride finish. 

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We just can’t help not accepting the status quo. Bolt carrier groups are available aplenty, but few could meet our exacting standards for performance and value. Seeing current offerings as just the starting point, we set out to ensure the best options are available for our demanding customers.

Improvements include cuts to ensure both Glock and Colt-style lower receiver compatibility. The key is machined directly into the bolt carrier – no fasteners to check or worry about. Finally, we keep the full-auto compatibility for use with new binary-style trigger systems.

DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS:

Carrier & Integrated Key:
– Compatibility: GLOCK & COLT – Style Lower Receivers
– Carrier: MIL-SPEC 8620 Steel Material
– Key: One-Piece Integrated Key
– Fully Heat Treated
– Forward Assist Serrations
– M16 (FULL-AUTO) Compatible
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

The new Faxon Firearms AR9 Glock & Colt lower compatible BCG is 1-2 weeks out but you can pre-order yours by emailing pat@faxonfirearms.com. More pictures and pricing available at www.FaxonFirearms.com.

**Press Release**

February, 2017–Loveland, CO- Hexmag, LLC– maker of the most advanced and versatile AR-15/AR-10 platform magazines on the market, proudly announces its move into high-quality pistol magazines that will be available in early Spring of 2017.

Hexmag Glock Pistol Mag

These robust new lightweight (1.4 ounces) magazines feature a 17-round capacity for the Glock Model 17 and are also compatible with Glock 17C, G26, G34 and G17L models. Hexmag will follow launch of the 17-round magazine with a 10-round version for California residents and a 30-round version for those who need a super-high capacity magazine.

Hexmag’s Glock compatible magazines are available in either Black or Flat Dark Earth (FDE) matte finish and come with Hexmag’s patented gripping surface and a textured front-side “training” pattern for fast and easy indexing when reloading.

Constructed of Hexmag’s high-impact UV stabilized PolyHex2 Advanced Composite, these are tough magazines designed for hard work. Hexmag uses a proprietary Fusiform heat-treated stainless steel spring set at OEM tension for reliable feeding even after long-term storage when kept fully loaded.

“We listened closely to the market,” says Hexmag’s marketing director Dave Smith, “and saw the need for an alternative polymer Glock compatible magazine that was affordable, lightweight and as tough as our AR-15 and AR-10 magazines – and then refined and upgraded the design by integrating the classic hexagonal pattern for enhanced grip and indexing reference points.”

It gets better! These new pistol magazines feature Hexmag’s industry-first pistol identification system, the HexID Color Identification System perfected on its AR-15/AR-10 magazines. The base plate can be easily removed without tools and the follower and base latch plate color changed to designate which ammunition/bullet is in the magazine for quick identification.

MSRP: $16.99

Hexmag pistol and rifle magazines are made in the USA and come with Hexmag’s Lifetime Warranty!

https://hexmag.com

**Press Release**

(Melbourne, FL) January 11, 2017 – FightLite® Industries, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms, parts and accessories announces that it will be introducing several new groundbreaking products at SHOT Show Booth #7406 in the Law Enforcement section of the show.

The annual SHOT Show is being hosted at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas January 17-20, 2016.

“We’re really excited to bring these new products to market and topping the list is our new patent-pending MXR™, a multi-caliber sub gun that is primarily chambered in 9mm and is caliber convertible at the user level without tools to include .22LR, .45ACP and other popular pistol calibers.” said Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO. “The compact MXR™ is suppressor capable and will also convert to accept a variety of pistol magazine types including Glock, Beretta, CZ, SIG and many others. We originally developed the MXR™ as a select-fire submachine gun in response to an international L/E requirement, but we look forward to bringing the semi-auto pistol and rifle versions of this excellent design to the US civilian market through our Distributor and Dealer network.”

FightLite Industries MXR SBR

FightLite Industries MXR Pistol

To learn more about the innovative and patent-pending MXR™ from FightLite® Industries, visit Booth #7406 at this year’s SHOT Show.

About FightLite® Industries
FightLite® Industries is a privately held company that designs and manufactures lightweight and technologically advanced firearms and firearm accessories for Military, Law Enforcement, US civilian shooters and Foreign Governments.

Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, FightLite® Industries is equipped with state-of-the-art CNC machining centers, 3-D solid-modeling and manufacturing CAD/CAM systems, a dedicated quality control department and an experienced manufacturing team that is committed to developing and manufacturing superior products for its customers.  Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, FightLite® products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra modern facility by a highly skilled workforce.

To learn more about FightLite® Industries visit www.FightLite.com.  Follow FightLite® Industries on Facebook at facebook.com/FightLite, on Twitter @FightLite and on Instagram @FightLite.Industries.

FightLite® Industries is partnered with Defense Marketing Group who assists with promotion of the FightLite® brand through various channels of social media. 

Notice: FightLite® is a registered trademark of ARES Defense Systems, Inc.

I’ve been known to tinker and tweak my guns until I get them running perfect. One of the AR’s I’ve done this the most on is my Quarter Circle 10 9mm. The blowback operation of these 9mm guns creates a ton of energy and gets the BCG moving at a very high rate creating a lot more felt recoil than you would ever guess and can also lead to beating up and breaking parts like bolt catches, etc. I’ve mostly been swapping around different springs and buffers going heavier and heavier.

QuarterCircle10 9mm Buffer Setup

KAK Industry just rolled out a brand new 9mm Configurable Buffer Kit that lets you swap out weights inside the buffer to adjust the overall weight of the buffer in stages up to 10 ounces.

KAK Industry 9mm Configurable Buffer Kit

This new KAK 9mm Configurable Buffer Kit would have really come in handy while I was trying to figure out the perfect buffer weight to get my build running like a sewing machine. It is also perfect for making adjustments for Suppressed, UnSuppressed, Subsonic Rounds, Full Auto, etc. If you’re tweaking your AR9, you definitely need to check out this new 9mm Configurable Buffer Kit from KAK Industry.

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.

Our friends at FightLite Industries have been working overtime behind the scenes on some really cool new projects. They’ve thrown a couple of teasers out showing a new Pistol Caliber Carbine. Pistol Caliber AR’s are one of the most active parts of the AR market right now. More and more companies are joining that segment and producing their own product but most are just “me too” products. FightLite is a pretty innovative company so its no surprise they weren’t going to just produce a basic product. 

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Here’s what we know! The three things that stand out the most to me about this setup are …
-1. It’s Caliber convertible at user level….22LR, 9mm, .40S&W, 10mm, .45ACP.
-2. It can use Glock, Beretta, CZ, S&W, Springfield and Sig mags.
-3. It appears it is a side charging upper with the handle positioned right at the front of the upper receiver.

The modularity of Caliber and Magazine compatibility make the possibilities pretty much endless and give the end user the ability to make one build and customize it to fit their current needs. Here are a couple of full auto videos for you to check out. Although it is shown in raw aluminum it will have a anodized finish.

We’ll continue to keep an eye out for additional information regarding this new product and will reach out to FightLite for some exclusive content to share. If you would like to be one of the first to know about FightLite Industry news I would suggest giving them a follow on the FightLite.Industries Instagram Account.

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.

ets-group-black-friday-sale-2016Photo by YoungBuckDave

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

Sometimes the simpler the better and that appears to be the case with the new Wilson Combat Q-Comp. Usually when you hear the name “Wilson Combat” you instantly think of their $2,500 rifles or $3,500+ handguns but in their Q-Comp throws all that aside and not only is a simple product but a very effective and affordable one too. 

The Wilson Combat Q-Comp has been designed by our compensator experts to greatly enhance recoil control in rapid fire without the harsh blast and flash that other AR-15 muzzle devices exhibit.

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The Q-Comp is a hybrid AR-15 brake/compensator that has been tuned to minimize side-blast and concussion compared to other muzzle devices on the market. This exclusive Wilson Combat design displays almost zero muzzle flash yet retains excellent vertical and rearward recoil reduction with all calibers.

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The slotted expansion chamber design of the Q-Comp has no prongs or tines to break off or snag and is Melonite QPQ coated alloy steel for maximum durability and corrosion resistance. The Q-Comp is easily installed on your AR rifle using the included crush washer.

“We have met our goal of development with the Q-Comp design with exceptional recoil control without the excess noise, flash and concussion common to most rifle muzzle brake designs. The Q-Comp will really enhance your tactical rifle shooting experience.”-Bill Wilson, President of Wilson Combat. 

The Wilson Combat Q-Comp is available for purchase now at www.ShopWilsonCombat.com

Mesa, AZ, August 23, 2016 – XTECH Tactical, manufacturer of the Advanced Tactical Grip is today introducing two new products for the HK VP9 pistol. First up is the new 5rd Magazine Extender for VP9 magazines. The XTECH Tactical mag extender adds an additional 5 round capacity to the VP9 magazine for a 20 round total. The mag extender is super simple to install with absolutely no tools needed.

XTECH VP9 Mag Extender 2

Jeremy Deadman, Director of Sales and Marketing for XTECH Tactical explains how they have eliminated reliability concerns that plague many other mag extenders.

“The biggest thing for function is that we have a 100% consistent ID within the extender portion AND the  ID within the extender is less than the ID of the magazine.  The benefit here is that it is impossible for the extender to cause a Fail to Feed which is a known issue in extenders.”

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The XTECH Tactical VP9 5rd Mag Extender is now shipping with an MSRP of $29.95 with FREE SHIPPING through the end of August.  http://www.xtechtactical.com/mtx-vp9p30-5-magazine-extender-with-spring/  Not available for sale in NY, CA or MA.

Additionally, XTECH Tactical will be offering complete XTECH Tactical VP9 magazines with and without the Mag Extender. The XTECH Tactical VP9 magazine will feature a 310 Stainless Steel body vs H&K’s Spring Steel body. It will also feature an extra round indicator hole to show the 20th round as shown in the photo below.

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The XTECH Tactical 20 and 15 Round VP9 magazines will start shipping early this fall. The 20 Round magazine MSRP is $59.95 and the 15 Round magazine is $34.95.  Not available for sale in NY, CA or MA.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jeremy Deadman at jeremy@xtechtactical.com.

About XTECH Tactical: American Ingenuity. American Made. XTech Tactical.

In 2013, XTech Tactical was formed to develop revolutionary firearms accessories for the AR style rifles and other small arms.

The XTech Tactical founding members bring over 50 years of combined design-for-manufacturing and quality control experience. Collectively they are listed on over 35 US and International Patents, and have been part of taking hundreds of products from concept through production.

Years of experience allows XTech Tactical to continuously introduce high quality, durable, and innovative products to the market. Its first release, the ATG™ grip, is an adjustable angle AR grip which easily adjusts to the three ideal angles of an AR style pistol grip. Each angle functions without any compromise on weight, durability or comfort, making it the ideal grip for all shooting stances or styles.

http://www.xtechtactical.com/

Cross Machine Tool has been teasing us little sneak peeks of a mysterious 9mm PDW for some time but it wasn’t until now that they released information and full pictures of the ARMINI™. The ARMINI™ is a self contained 9mm PDW that takes Glock mags. It features Ambi Controls (something other 9mm AR’s don’t offer), a Non-Reciprocating Forward Side-Charging Handle and an awesome Side Folding Stock that locks into the rail system doubling as a Vertical Forward Grip. It is also extremely lightweight at just 3lb 4oz without the stock or 4lb 2oz with the stock.

The Patent Pending ARMINI™ can be seen at the Northwest Shooting Sports Expo this weekend August 27th -28th in Tacoma, WA. The ARMINI™ takes the term American Sub Gun to a whole new level. Although it may look similar to any other pistol caliber AR, it is not. Everything from the bolt, forward charging handle, receivers, buffer system has been designed around pistol caliber cartridges fed from a standard Glock magazine. Weights- 3lbs 4oz. Pistol configuration. 4lbs 2oz with folding buttstock/forward grip configuration.

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Cross Machine Tool ARMINI PDW 2

Left side of the ARMINI™ that displays the patent pending design functions of the folding buttstock/forward grip combination & the non reciprocating forward charging handle.

Cross Machine Tool ARMINI PDW 2

Cross Machine Tool ARMINI PDW 2

The Cross Machine Tool ARMINI™ will be exclusively licensed to Rainier Arms and will be available through the Rainier Arms website or in-store. You’ll also be happy to hear that the ARMINI™ will be sold in a “Pistol” configuration with the stock being sold as an optional product. This makes it so you can purchase your firearm and take it home with you, then submit a Form 1 to SBR it when you’re ready. Production Cross Machine Tool ARMINI’s™ will be available Early 2017. 

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While it seems like EVERYONE is building a 9mm AR right now, its taken AR component manufactures a little bit longer to jump on board as well. Thankfully Fortis Manufacturing has jumped in with a 9mm version of their extremely popular muzzle brake. What makes this such an awesome new product is not just that it looks pretty amazing but it also interfaces with the Fortis QD CONTROL blast shield (sold separately). This is sure to be a great performing muzzle device for your 9mm AR and is available in both 1/2×28 and 1/2×36 TPI which are the two most common thread patterns for 9mm AR barrels. Check out the information below, then head on over to www.FortisMfg.com and pick one up for yourself.

Fortis Mfg 9mm Muzzle Brake and CONTROL

The performance of the Fortis 556 Muzzle Brake is unmatched and the rise is non-existent, now replicated for your 9MM AR needs (also compatible with the Control Shield).

While the trend of 9MM AR’s continue to rise, we wanted to give those enthusiasts a product that carried the Fortis theme of design and functionality. So we took the 556 Muzzle Brake and utilized its aesthetics while getting the same performance for the 9MM that we do in our 556.

Available only in Nitride, in 1/2×28 and 1/2×36 TPI, now available for purchase on FortisMFG.com.

There are quite a few “PDW” style stocks on the market for the AR-15 right now. Most, if not all of them, use a shorter buffer tube setup with a modified buffer and spring to shorten the overall length of the stock which is what makes them great for use on a PDW (Personal Defense Weapon). Unfortunately, most of the PDW stocks on the market add multiple steps to disassemble the weapon and in some cases even require that you use a specific BCG. There are very few options out there that are truly drop-in setups that allow you to “shotgun” your upper and use any BCG you want. The new X Products R.O.C. (Rapid Operation Carbine) PDW Stock does just that allowing you to use any BCG you want “shotgun” your upper with out removing the front pivot pin or locking the buffer back. A couple of additional things to note is that it weights just 17.6 ounces and can be used on 9mm ARs, Direct Impingement and Piston systems. What’s even crazier…the price point is $350 with an intro price of just $289.95.

Check out the pics and details below. These are in-stock now at www.XProducts.com.

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The X Products R.O.C. (Rapid Operation Carbine) Stock is the most adapted PDW stock design available in the smallest package. Ergonomic, easy to use and designed for a low profile, compact platform. The X Products ROC Stock set will fit on any Mil-Spec AR-15/M4 & HKMR556, HK 416 lower receiver. Tested and designed to be used with nearly ALL commercial and LE/Mil ammunition types. Easy to install and durable. Its 5 adjustment points give the shooter maximum versatility. To top it off, the R.O.C. Stock does NOT require a proprietary bolt carrier or special components. Use a true drop on PDW stock set solution for your HK 416C or AR/M4 PDW project. Made 100% in the USA.

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– 5 position stainless steel nitrided rails
– 7075 hard anodized aluminum body
– Stainless steel tungsten filled buffer 1.8 oz in total weight
– Chrome silicon flat wire buffer spring
– Extended castle nut
– Ambi sling attachment backplate
– All steel locking mechanism
– Works will all mil-spec AR15, M4 & M16 BCG
– Works with both DI & Gas Piston systems
– Shorter than an standard M4 stock when collapsed
– Total weight of stock, spring and buffer set 17.6 oz
– Fully collapsed 5 3/8″ long, fully extended 11″

For you Pistol Caliber builders out there….I just saw that the new Quarter Circle 10 Pistol MUR uppers are back in-stock. A few of my buddies have these and they match up very nicely to the QC10 billet lowers. The part that makes these different from other uppers is that VLTOR made these specifically for QC10 with a slick side wall with no forward assist along with a taller ejection port to allow extra ejection clearance for rounds from 9mm up to .45 ACP. If you’re looking for a great upper to complete your Pistol Caliber build, this is a great option. Check them out at www.QuarterCircle10.com.

 QTRC10 Pistol MUR Upper 1

QTRC10 Pistol MUR Upper 1

QTRC10 Pistol MUR Upper 1

Photos by Triple Bravo and TracerX