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NEW!! Fortis Mfg Releases New Aimpoint Mount and Light Mount

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by ar15news

Fortis Manufacturing quietly introduced two new products this week. One is a new version of their awesome F-1 Optics Mount (Aimpoint T-1/H-1 Mount) and the other is a new KeyMod Light Mount. I’ve included pics and details for both new products below.

The Fortis Manufacturing F-1 Optics Mount is one of the cooler looking mounts designed for the Aimpoint T-1/H-1 optic and is now being offered in an Absolute Co-Witness mount height. People have always been asking for an Absolute Co-Witness version of the F-1 Optics Mount which was a Lower 1/3 Co-Witness Mount. Lower 1/3 Co-Witness and Absolute Co-Witness refer to where your Iron Sights line up in relation to the Red Dot. A Lower 1/3 Co-Witness mount is a bit taller so your Iron Sights will be in the lower portion of your optic with the Red Dot just above. With an Absolute Co-Witness mount your Red Dot and Iron Sight will line up together. Having an Absolute Co-Witness mount has its advantages such as being able to sight in your rifle with just your Iron Sights and then line your Red Dot up with them for quick sight-in. 

Fortis Mfg Aimpoint Micro Mount 1Fortis Mfg Aimpoint Micro Mount 1

Fortis Mfg also just introduced a new KeyMod Light Mount. This light mount is designed to fit most flashlights with a 1″ body such as the Elzetta Design lights, most SureFire lights, etc. As I mentioned, this is a KeyMod mount and will work with any KeyMod rail. The design of this light mount pushes the position of the flashlight up and forward which makes it much easier to activate the light without having to move your support hand much and also gives you a bit more room on the rail for your hands or other accessories. 

Fortis Mfg KeyMod Flashlight Mount 1Fortis Mfg KeyMod Flashlight Mount 2

Fortis Mfg prides themselves on producing American Made, high quality, affordable AR-15 accessories and components and these products are exactly that. Both products are available for purchase now at the links I’ve supplied below. 

Purchase the Fortis Mfg Absolute Co-Witness F-1 Optics Mount from FortisMfg.com

Purchase the Fortis Mfg KeyMod 1″ Light Mount exclusively on Revolvr.com

NEW!! Rogue American Apparel Logo’d B5 SOPMOD Stock

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by ar15news

I think its pretty apparent that I am an equal opportunity rifle stock owner but when it comes to naming a favorite, the B5 Systems Enhanced SOPMOD stock is right up at the top. In the words of Robbie Hart in the Wedding Singer, “I’m a big fan of B5 Systems Stocks. I like them, I use them, I have a few. I keep them on some rifles in my safe. I’d like to put more in that safe.” At least that’s how I remember it. :)  

My buddy Wes over at Rogue American Apparel told me about their own logo’d version of the B5 Systems Enhanced SOPMOD stock. Usually RAA focuses on making some awesome Warrior inspired T-shirts, Hats and Patches with a portion of the sales being donated to the Brother’s in Arms Foundation. With this stock, 10% of the proceeds from each stock will be donated to The Raider Project which connects MARSOC/USMC veterans with other veterans to help them transition smoothly, peacefully, successfully into the private sector. 

B5 Systems RAA SOPMOD Stock

This is an awesome cause to support. If you are like me and a big fan of both B5 Systems and RAA, its a no brainer to go with this awesome RAA Logo’d SOPMOD stock. Check them out at www.RogueAmericanApparel.com.

NEW!! Mega Arms 5.56 416 Stainless AR-15 Barrels

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by ar15news

Mega Arms has revealed that they are expanding their barrel line and are now producing AR-15 barrels along with their popular .308 AR barrels. The new 5.56 barrels are made from 416 Stainless Steel and feature a black Nitride coating inside and out, 1:8 Twist, 11 Degree Target Crown and M4 feed ramps. They will be offering both 16″ Government profile and 18″ SPR profile, both guaranteed to shoot Sub-MOA with match ammo, at an MSRP of just $269. Mega Arms does not do direct sales so these are being shipped to dealers (such as RainierArms.com) now and will be available for purchase in September. For now, check out the details and pictures below. 

Mega Arms 556 AR15 SS Barrel 1Mega Arms 556 AR15 SS Barrel 1Mega Arms 556 AR15 SS Barrel 1

Mega Arms is now manufacturing 556 barrels in both 16 and 18 inches with a 1:8 twist. 

16 inch barrel has a mid length gas system and Gov profile and weighs in at 1.8 lb.

The 18 inch barrel has a rifle length gas system and a true SPR profile and weighs in a 2 lb.

Both barrels are nitrided in and out, have an 11 degree target crown with ½-28 thread. Both have M4 feed ramps and are manufactured from 416 stainless with traditional button rifling.

Oh and like our 308 barrels, we guarantee sub MOA at 100 yards with match ammo!

The best part, $269 MSRP for either the 16 or 18 inch barrel.

Don’t forget to follow Mega Arms on Facebook for more updates.

556 Tactical SKR (Stryke KeyMod Rail) Sale

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends over at 556 Tactical are having a sale on their SKR (Stryke KeyMod Rail). Recently I had the opportunity to shoot some photos of these rails and they are sweet. 556 Tactical and PWS partnered up together on this rail and gave it the awesome angled cut at the end to go along with the other rails that 556 Tactical has in their lineup. Out of all of them, this is probably my favorite. The SKR is available in both a 12.1″ and 15″ length and both models are on sale for a limited time. If you’ve been looking for a high quality rail system for your new build or just want to upgrade an older rifle, this is a great option. Check them out for yourself at www.556Tactical.com.

556 Tactical SKR Rail Sale 1

556 Tactical SKR Rail Sale 1

NEW!! Franklin Armory F-17 L .17 WSM Rifle

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by ar15news

MORGAN HILL, Calif., August. 19, 2014 — Franklin Armory™, maker of quality MSR firearms, announced today that their F 17-L™ chambered .17 Winchester Super Magnum will begin immediate shipment on August 20, 2014.   

Compared to the 5.56 NATO cartridge, the .17 WSM obtains similar velocities with long range accuracy that most varmint hunting and target shooting enthusiasts desire.  The addition of a brand new gas piston system, developed in partnership with Osprey Defense, adds increased reliability and decreases cleaning requirements.  Because the .17 WSM is a rimfire cartridge, it is not classified as an “Assault Rifle” in most states.  In California, the F17-L™ is distributed with a standard magazine release button!  

Franklin Armory F-17 L 1 Franklin Armory F-17 L 1

The Franklin Armory™ F 17-L™ platform is based on a traditional modern sporting rifle with a few key distinctions.  The rifle’s buffer was custom made to match the lighter recoil and shorter stroke length of the .17 WSM.  The patent pending bolt carrier group is based on the original Eugen Stoner design of a rotating locking bolt, but is cut differently to facilitate the custom sized magazine feed lips and the pistol length gas piston system.  The carrier is also notched to have a fully functional forward assist.  The Free float, tripod mountable handguard has provisions for installing a bipod stud and Magpul M-LOK accessories.

FRANKLIN Armory F-17 L Tripod

Specifications:
-  20” Heavy Full Contour with 11 Degree Target Crown and  Recessed Muzzle, 1/9 Inch Twist, Salt Bath Nitride Chamber, Bore, & Finish, and Chambered in .17 WSM
-  Matching Franklin Armory™ Libertas™ Billet Upper and Lower Receiver
-  Fully Functioning Forward Assist
-  Patent Pending Custom Designed 17 WSM Bolt Carrier Group
-  Custom  Osprey Defense Gas Piston System
-  Franklin Armory™ Custom Tuned Trigger
-  TML-12™  Handguard
-  Custom 17 WSM 10 Round Magazine
-  MSRP $1999.99

Every firearm produced at our facility in Morgan Hill, California is made with 100% American made parts & materials!  To learn more about the F17-L™ or to locate a Franklin Armory™ dealer, please visit www.franklinarmory.com

NEW!! Rainier Arms RUC 22 Rifle

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by ar15news

Is it just me or does it seem like most companies that make a .22lr rifle think the rifle has to be made as cheap as possible? Seems like they assume if you’re shooting .22lr ammo you’re gonna want your gun as bare bones as possible. Thankfully my friends at Rainier Arms don’t think that way. They just released their new Rainier Arms RUC 22 rifle and its gotta be one of the nicest .22lr AR’s I’ve seen. They built the RUC 22 with a lot of the same high quality components that you’ll find on their standard RUC including a Rainier Arms RAPTOR charging handle, forged receivers and FORCE KeyMod rail, Battle Arms Development 45 Degree Short Throw Selector, Mission First Tactical stock and grip and a QD end plate. It comes in amazingly light at just under 5 lbs. Plus its available in both standard Black or a custom Concrete Cerakote color. If you’re having a hankering for a high quality .22lr AR, this is definitely the one to own. 

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Rainier Arms RUC™ 22 Black

Introducing our very own .22 LR rifle. Our focus was to develop a .22 LR rifle by utilizing the same highest quality AR compatible components and keeping the rifle true to the foundation of our .223 RUC™ design.

We integrated the same ambidextrous charging handle, the Raptor™, as well as an ambi safety selector set up. It also features our Rainier Arms Force™ Rail 15″.

All materials used are of industry-leading standards, each weapon carefully and meticulously assembled with a limited lifetime warranty.

Specs:
-  RA .22 LR 16″ Barrel
-  1/2×28 threads
-  RA Forged flat-top upper receiver minus forward assist
-  RA Force™ Key Mod Rail 15″
-  RA Raptor™ Charging Handle
-  RA Forged Lower
-  Mil-Spec 6 position receiver extension
-  MFT Battlelink™ Minimalist Stock
-  MFT Engage™ Pistol Grip
-  One 25 rd magazine where legal
-  Rifle Weight: 4 lbs 14.9 oz
-  ALG QMS trigger
-  Battle Arms Development – Ambidextrous Safety Selector 45° (BAD-ASS) Standard & Short
-  QD end plate

Rainier Arms RUC 22 Rifle  -  Black

Rainier Arms RUC 22 Rifle  -  Concrete

Sneak Peek!! CMT Tactical Left Side Eject Billet Upper

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by ar15news

CMT Tactical has really been cranking out new products lately and I don’t think they have any plans to slow down. Here’s a little sneak peek at a project they are working on right now. CMT Tactical just prototyped their first Lefty version of their awesome billet UPUR upper. The best part is it doesn’t look like an afterthought like most left hand eject uppers. It features a forward assist and shell deflector on the left hand as well making it a true left hand setup. Not to mention it has the usual CMT Tactical sexy lines.

CMT Tactical UPUR Lefty AR-15 Upper 2 copy

CMT Tactical UPUR Lefty AR-15 Upper 2 copy

As of right now its just a prototype and no availability timeframe was mentioned. I’m sure if there is enough interest and demand for this new Lefty upper, CMT Tactical will make it happen. Be sure to stop on over at the CMT Tactical Facebook page and let them know if you want them to make this Southpaw Dream a reality. You can also take a look at www.CMTTactical.com to check out their full line of billet lowers and uppers. 

NEW!! Fortis RED 7.62 Muzzle Brake

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by ar15news

The original RED Comp from Fortis Manufacturing just found out it now has a bigger brother. Fortis announced the release of their new RED 7.62 Brake the other day. Its a 2 chambered brake that matches up perfectly to their .308 Switch rail and is being offered in both a Stainless Steel finish and a Black Nitride finish. I actually just got one of these yesterday and it looks pretty sweet, haven’t shot it yet but definitely looking forward to soon. If you have a .308, 300BLK, 6.8 SPC or any other rifle with 5/8×24 threads on the end of the barrel you might want to check out the new RED 7.62 Brake.  Details and pics below.

Fortis RED 762 Brake Stainless

Fortis RED 762 Brake Black

Our new Rapid Engagement Device, or better known as the Fortis RED™, is a brake that stays true to our brand.  We wanted to develop, engineer, and design a military grade accessory that not only functions great, but looks great also.  Tested and evaluated by people in the military and law enforcement community – then put to the test by members of the 3 gun community, we came up with this design.  Tested under harsh full auto conditions, the RED™ doesn’t disappoint.

Keep your speed and accuracy up.  Put more down range and on target.  Try out the Fortis RED™ and let us know what you think!

Features:
-  303 Stainless Steel
-  Nitride coated is 4140 Steel
-  For the .308 / 7.62
-  5/8 x 24 TPI
-  3.8 ounces
-  2.75 inches
-  Comes with a crush washer
-  Made in America Small Made in USA flag

The Fortis Mfg RED 7.62 Brake is available for purchase now at www.FortisMfg.com.

Primary Arms Adds a New 2.5x and 4x Optic To Their Lineup

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by ar15news

Primary Arms has always been known for importing some very affordable optics that way outperformed what you would expect from an optic in that price range. They’re constantly adding new optics to their lineup and lately these new ones are more a bit higher end and have included some awesome custom reticles with Bullet Drop Compensators, etc in them. A couple of my buddies have been shooting the new PAC2.5X and PAC4X scopes and have been very pleased with them. Both optics were designed for the AR-15 platform with the PAC2.5X as more of a close to mid range optic and the PAC4X as a more all purpose optic. I’ve put information, pictures and links for both optics below. 

PRIMARY ARMS PAC2.5X
Designed from the ground up to be the ideal AR CQB and mid range optic. The Primary Arms 2.5X Compact Scope features an etched version of our Patent Pending CQB ACSS bullet drop ranging reticle that requires no illumination. Battery powered daylight visible illumination is also built in. Waterproof, fog resistant. Mount included but also fits on industry standard full size ACOG mounts! Base can be removed for use on AR15/M16 carry handles. Front and rear flip up caps included! Optional Picatinny rail and Kill Flash are available for purchase.

Primary Arms PAC2.5X Optic 620

Primary Arms PAC2.5X ACSS CQB Reticle

http://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_2_5X_Compact_Scope_PAC2_5X_p/pac2.5x.htm

-  Comes complete with mount
-  Designed for .223/5.56; .308; 5.45X39 Calibers
-  Magnification: 2.5X
-  FOV 35′ at 100 yards
-  Etched reticle requires no illumination but red fully Illuminated daylight visible reticle is also built in
-  Waterproof/Fog resistant
-  Eye relief 2.5″
-  .5 MOA windage and elevation adjustments
-  4.75″ long 15.5oz
-  Multi-coated lens
-  Fits in any full size Acog mount
-  Uses single CR2032 battery (Included)
-  Base can be removed for use on a AR15/M16 carry handle (Thumb screw sold separately)
-  Front and rear flip up caps included!
-  Top rail sold separately.
-  One year manufacturer warranty

PRIMARY ARMS PAC4X
Designed from the ground up for use on AR style rifles. The Primary Arms 4X Compact Prism Scope with our Patened ACSS Reticle “Advanced Combined Sighting System” combining Bullet Drop Compensation, Range Estimation, Wind and Leads in one easy to use system. . Waterproof, fog resistant and also fits on ACOG mounts! Base can be removed for use on AR15/M16 carry handles. Front and rear flip up caps included!

Primary Arms PAC4X Optic 620

Primary Arms PAC4X ACSS Reticle

https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_4X_Compact_Prism_Scope_p/pac4x.htm

-  Comes complete with mount
-  FOV 23.6′ at 100 yards
-  Compatible with .223/5.56 5.45×39 .308
-  Red fully illuminated reticle (Daylight Visible)
-  11 brightness settings
-  Waterproof
-  Fog resistant
-  Eye relief 3.2″
-  1/2 MOA windage and elevation adjustments
-  Length: 5.55″
-  Weight: 16.2 oz.
-  Multi-coated lens
-  Fits on Acog mounts
-  Picatinny rail included
-  Uses one CR2032 battery (Included)
-  Front and rear flip up caps included
-  Base can be removed for use on a AR15/M16 carry handle (Thumb screw sold separately)
-  Optional kill flash is sold separately
-  One year warranty

Basically, if you’re looking for a new optic for your AR on a budget, Primary Arms continues to be the place to look. The PAC2.5x and PAC4x represent just two of the optics in their large lineup and could be just what you’re looking for. For constant updates and info on new reticles and optics that Primary Arms is working on, be sure to follow Primary Arms on Facebook.

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About the Photographer:  Jody Lewis is a professional photographer based in the PNW who has articles published on many of the popular websites including RECOIL-WEB and Guns & Tactics Magazine. He is also the Director of Operations and Business Development for Defense Marketing Group. You can follow him on his page XFIREPIX on Facebook.

NEW!! Lone Wolf G9 Glock Compatible Pistol Lowers and Upper

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by ar15news

Recently I’ve been seriously looking to do an AR Pistol in an actual “Pistol” caliber. As I started looking into it I ran across the Lone Wold Distributors G9 Carbine. The G9 Carbine is a 16″ 9mm AR that accepts Glock magazines which immediately peaked my interest since that is what I carry/shoot the most and I have plenty of 9mm ammo stored up. However, I was really wanting to do something more along the lines of an AR Pistol so I basically stopped right there. Thankfully I am on their email blast because they sent out a notice that they are now offering their G9 Lower in a couple of different AR Pistol variants as well as a new 10.5″ Upper. 

For the G9 AR Pistol Lower, Lone Wolf Distributors are offering you two different configurations. You get to take your pick between a standard AR Pistol Buffer Tube or the awesome KAK Industry Super Sig Tube. Both of these tubes will accommodate the Sig Sauer SB15 Arm Brace so they also offer the SB15 as an upgrade. The cool part is the G9 lower will work with Glock 9mm, .357SIG, or .40S&W mags letting you choose what caliber you want to build your upper in.

Lone Wolf Distributors G9 AR Pistol 1

To go along with their new G9 AR Pistol Lowers, Lone Wolf Distributors added a 10.5″ Complete 9mm AR Upper to their lineup. This upper basically comes ready to rock and roll. You just need to add a set of sights or an optic and feed it some ammo!  

Lone Wolf Distributors G9 AR Pistol 1

Add these two awesome parts together and you’ve got one sweet looking 9mm AR Pistol. 

Lone Wolf Distributors G9 AR Pistol 1

Now that Lone Wold Distributors is offering the G9 as an AR Pistol, this is probably the way I will go when I do it. I love the fact that I would be able to use my Glock mags with the G9 9mm AR Pistol. If you’re in the market for an AR Pistol and want to do something a bit different than the rest of your friends or just simply want a “Pistol” caliber AR Pistol like me, the G9 is definitely something to take a strong look at. 

Check out these components now at www.LoneWolfDist.com.

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