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Bravo Company USA Introduces New 300Blackout Lineup

Posted on November 20th, 2015 by ar15news

BCM is proud to introduce its new line of:

BCM 300BLK 3

With multiple phases of field testing by instructors from the BCMGunfighter™ Program and subsequent revisions/optimizations made by the engineering team at BCM®, BCM is proud to announce a line of KMR-Alpha sleeved 300 Blackout carbines in Recce 16, CQB and pistol configurations. An extension of our MIL-SPEC quality 5.56 carbines, the BCM 300 Blackout line was developed to provide an extremely effective self-defense platform in a compact package.

BCM 300BLK 3

BCM 300 Blackout carbines use the exact same components, down to the magazines, as the rest of our carbine fleet with the exception of the barrels. This also means an end user can utilize both their existing magazines and AR accessories to fine tune the feel of their carbine, same as any other M4 or Recce rifle.

BCM 300BLK 3

Despite the additional capability, BCM 300 Blackout carbines still shoot flat. The additional recoil impulse is significantly mitigated by the BCM Mod 1 7.62/300 Blackout Compensator and with proper technique, it can be run as smooth as any 5.56 carbine.



–  CQB12 KMR

–  300 BLACKOUT 9”
–  300 BLACKOUT 12.5”
–  300 BLACKOUT 16”

300BLK Uppers
300BLK Chrome Lined Barrels
300BLK Complete Rifle
300BLK Complete AR Pistol

For more information or to order, head on over to

New!! Rainier Arms Back Up Iron Sights

Posted on November 18th, 2015 by ar15news

I actually just got a set of these new Rainier Arms BUIS in for review and am very impressed with their initial look and feel. You can always feel the difference of a good quality product when it is in hand and these have that feel. Literally have only had time to open them up and fondle them a bit but will get them installed and in use asap. Here is some information on them if you are looking for a nice new set of BUIS.

Available for purchase now at

We designed the Rainier Arms backup-sight so the small and large ghost ring is on the same plane. It is not necessary to change the point of aim when the distance at the target remains unaltered. No tool is necessary to alter the height of the front sight. The Rainier Arms backup-sight is suitable for all AR 15 front sights having a 8-36 UNF thread. Because of this a large variety of after market front sights may be used.

The combination of steel parts where absolutely essential and high grade aluminum parts wherever sufficient, gave us the possibility to implement a sight with minimalistic design, low weight and minimum height.

Thanks to a special surface treatment all parts are corrosion resistant to withstand even maritime conditions. The spring- loaded folding mechanism reliantly protects the sight from damage when used under rough condition in the field.

The Rainier Arms backup-sight with its very low design in a height of only 9 mm / 0.35” allows to be used with extremely low mounted optics.

Made in Germany

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NEW!! Seekins Precision NOXs Handguards

Posted on November 16th, 2015 by ar15news

Lewiston, ID – Seekins Precision, announces their new NOXs™ hand guards. Seekins Precision is proud to announce the release of the new Patent Pending NOXs™ handguard system.

The NOXs™ handguard, meaning “No Excess” and pronounced “Knocks”, is designed as a lightweight, slim profile handguard. The 1.5” wide, CNC machined NOXs™ handguard weighs in under 10oz, including mounting hardware and offers features such as integrated sling mounts, continuous skeletonized top rail design, anti-rotation tabs and a Patent Pending Cross-Lok™ weapon mounting system.

Seekins Precision NOXs Handguard 2

The NOXs™ provides the shooter with a lightweight, adaptable platform that eases individual configuration and weapon manipulation.  The NOXs™ handguard will be available in 9”, 12.8” and 15” lengths with models available in either the Keymod or M-Lok mounting systems.  Seekins Precision is releasing the NOXs™ handguards with an MSRP of $159-$179 depending on the selected length.

Seekins Precision NOXs Handguard 2

“We anticipate the release of the NOXs™ is going to make a definite impact on the handguard market.” said Kevin Weyrauch, Seekins Precision Business Development Coordinator.  “We’ve been getting requests for years to make a slim profile handguard.  With the NOXs™ you have not only an extremely lightweight, user adaptable rail, but also one that isn’t going to eat a huge portion of your budget either.”

Seekins Precision NOXs Handguard 2

For more information on the NOXs™ handguard and the rest of the Seekins Precision family of products, be sure to check out our website at or contact us at

Griffin Armament has just released the details of their new OPTIMUS Suppressor. The OPTIMUS Suppressor could be the last can you need for all of your firearms. This same suppressor can be run on .22lr, to 300BLK, to 9mm and even 300WM and everything in between. It is user configurable and comes with everything you need to create many different variations. Check out the information and video below. The OPTIMUS Suppressor is coming soon!

New for winter 2015- the Griffin Optimus provides competitive flagship like performance across calibers from .22lr to .300 Winchester Magnum. With the full size configuration, (optional) mid-size config, pistol config, 3-lug config, and direct thread configurations possible, the Optimus provides unparalleled versatility to suppress a seemingly impossible assortment of firearms.

Griffin Armament Optimus Suppressor

Ratings by configuration: 

Full Sized (taper mount):
Hunting / bolt gun use up to .300 Win Mag on a 24″ barrel
308/6.5CM 14.5″
6.8spc 10.5″
7.62×39 8″
300blk 8″ Super/sub
5.56mm 7.5″

Mid Size (Taper Mount Minimalist compatible) configuration:
308 Win 16″
6.8spc 12.5″
7.62×39 8″
300blk Super/Sub 8″
10.5″ 5.56mm

Pistol Configuration with booster: 
Up to .357 Magnum
With fixed barrel spacer full auto rated 9mm

3-Lug Configuration (with Griffin 17-4 PH 3-lug couplers): 
5.56mm limited full auto down to 16″
5.56mm Semi auto 14.5″
.300BLK supersonic limited full auto to 9.5″
.300BLK subsonic full auto to 8″
5.7 full auto

Direct thread configuration: 
300BLK Subsonic and 9mm full auto rated
Rimfire full auto
5.7 full auto

See it in Shot Show booth 31306 in January.

New!! Push Button Ambi Speed Safety from Elftmann Tactical

Posted on November 10th, 2015 by ar15news

Talk about thinking outside the box. Elftmann Tactical just introduced a pretty neat new take on the AR-15 ambi safety that will be surprisingly familiar to many rifle shooters. Most of us grew up shooting BB guns, rifles and shotguns with a traditional push button safety. That is exactly what Elftmann Tactical just created for the AR.

The Push Button Ambi Speed Safety is as simple as it gets. On SAFE the cylinder is black and on FIRE the cylinder has a red ring. To Switch between SAFE and FIRE you just press in on the cylinder. You press on the left side to FIRE and press on the right side to return to SAFE. Its fast and easy and should be easier to use than a standard AR-15 safety under stressful situations or competition.

Elftmann Tactical AR Ambi Push button speed safety

Elftmann Tactical AR Ambi Push button speed safety

Quickly take your AR from safety to fire and back to safe with the simple push of a button. This is the fastest safety selector to engage and disengage on the market, with no rotation necessary, no shifting of the shooters hand needed.

–  Push Safety Design
–  Ambidextrous Operation
–  Extremely fast on-off
–  Precision machined from hardened Stainless Steel
–  Compatible with all Mil-spec receivers
–  Includes Detent
–  Absolute lifetime Guarantee
–  Proudly made in the USA

The NEW Ambi Speed Safety from Elftmann Tactical . This is the fastest AR15 / AR10 safety selector on the market. Get It on our website #gunpoint #avguns #elftmann #elf #safety #selector #guns #gunporn #pewpew #gunpointmfg #ELF #trigger #ar15 #ar10 #upgrade #badass #trick #newproduct #amdi #parts #merica

Posted by Gun Point on Thursday, November 5, 2015

A few people have expressed concern regarding the possibility of accidentally bumping the safety. According to Elftmann Tactical “It takes enough pressure that is highly unlikely. I have tried purposely and not saying impossible but no more likely than doing the same thing with a 45 degree safety”

I definitely plan to grab one of these to try out. Innovation is not an easy thing to keep alive so it is always great to see companies like Elftmann continuing to come out with new and better products. Our friends at both Rainer Arms and AV Guns are carrying the new Elftmann Tactical Push Button Ambi Speed Safety which has a retail price of just $39.95, so I have put links to them below. 

RAINIER ARMS – Elftmann Tactical Push Button Ambi Speed Safety

AV GUNS – Elftmann Tactical Push Button Ambi Speed Safety

FIRST LOOK – Quarter Circle 10 Pistol Caliber MUR Upper

Posted on November 6th, 2015 by ar15news

Quarter Circle 10 has been working hard to bring multiple Pistol Caliber upper options to market that will match their billet Pistol Caliber lowers. First up is their collaboration with VLTOR to make a “Top Charging” Pistol Caliber MUR upper. Its a slick side upper with a smaller pistol caliber opening. “Top Charging” meaning it utilizes the standard AR-15 Charging Handle. These open for pre-order. Their website says 1-4 weeks but I was told by QC10 they they should ship by the end of next week. Price will be $179.95. If you’re looking for a very nice traditional pistol caliber upper for your QC10 or other builds, check out

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New!! The BCM Mk15 Tritium Time Piece (Limited Edition)

Posted on November 4th, 2015 by ar15news

I think its pretty safe to say, if you reading this article you are probably a fan of nice firearms and a fan of Bravo Company Mfg who makes many of said nice firearms. If you are also a fan of nice watches, you have just hit the jackpot. Recently we saw BCM branch out a bit and offer an awesome BCM branded Wilson Combat 1911. Now they have introduced another essential piece of the EDC puzzle which is a quality watch. Their new MK15 Mod 0 Tritium watch not only looks amazing but has some really awesome features such as Tritium Illuminated Hour, Minute and Second Hands and Hour Markers, Carbon Fiber dial, 2 different bands styles and the list keeps going. Take a look at the pics and details below. You won’t be disappointed.

BCM MK15 Timepiece banner

Every Day Cary
When the engineers at BCM® began development of the EDC line, a time piece that was both precision crafted and as rugged as our fleet of carbines. Meet the BCM MK15 Tritium Time Piece.

BCM MK15 Timepiece 1

The MK15
Housed in a case made from a 316L Stainless Steel and finished in a PVD Brushed Black, the MK15 is water resistant to 200 meters/20 atmospheres with a 13 Jewel, Gold Plated Swiss Made Chronograph Movement. A ratcheted unidirectional bezel frames the face of the time piece, punctuated by an anodized red screw-in crown.

BCM MK15 Timepiece 2

Offered as a limited edition of 2500 time pieces, each MK15 is laser engraved with a unique serial number and deploys in a custom injection molded glass fiber reinforced case.

BCM MK15 Timepiece 3

A T25 Tritium Illuminated minute, hour and second hand track over the Tritium illuminated hour markers on an enamel coated, real carbon fiber dial. Protected by Sapphire Scratch Resistant Crystal with two layers of anti-reflective coating applied to the inside of the crystal, the MK15 weighs in at 232 grams when equipped with PVD Brushed Black Stainless Steel band. Using the rubber diver’s band, the Mk15 weighs in 128 grams.

BCM MK15 Timepiece 4

–  Swiss Made Chronograph Movement
–  13 Jewels / Gold Plated
–  Stainless Steel 316L PVD Brushed Black
–  Sapphire Scratch Resistant Crystal
–  Real Carbon Fiber Dial with Enamel Coating
–  T25 Tritium Illumination
–  Gun Case Watch Box
–  Each Watch is Engraved Numbered as per the Limited Edition, 0/2500

BCM MK15 Timepiece 5

With BCM’s huge following and a limited edition of just 2,500 watches available, these will probably move pretty quick. If you want to add the new MK15 Tritium Time Piece to your EDC you had better head on over to and get your order in. 


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.


Posted on November 1st, 2015 by ar15news

Battle Arms Development originally made its name in the AR world by making hands down the best ambi safety available. Over the past few years they have literally exploded with new products including billet receivers, barrels, gas blocks, stocks, buffer tubes and even complete rifles. They have plans to go piece by piece through the AR and not just make their own version but to improve each part. One of their newest products is the BAD-EMMR or Enhanced Modular Magazine Release.

Battle Arms Development BAD-EMMR mag release 1

An extended mag release is not really a new idea but what is new is the design of the BAD-EMMR. Most other extended mag releases just use two screws to hold the extended paddle in in place. If those screws back out the paddle can become loose, wobbly and even fall off. The BAD-EMMR uses a dovetail mounting system, similar to the BAD-CASS ambi safety, and then is secured using a single set screw. The dovetail mount is held to very tight tolerances and takes all of the stress during use instead of putting it on the screws on other designs. 

Battle Arms Development BAD-EMMR mag release 1

Battle Arms Development BAD-EMMR mag release 1

Precision CNC Machined for billet 7075-T6 Aluminum in an anodized BLACK finish, the BAD-EMMR features an unique, patent pending three sided dovetail finger pad attachment mechanism that allows for maximum strength, an almost uninterrupted finger pad face for maximum design aesthetics, light weight and low profile design. The interchangeable finger pads offers excellent ergonomic feel and ease of operation without shifting grip position. If you are looking for maximum flexibility, robust design and unparalleled design aesthetics, the BAD-EMMR is the ultimate extended magazine release for you.

The BAD-EMMR is available in Black, Red or Raw interchangeable extended finger pads and will have other design and color options in the future as well. The BAD-EMMR is available for purchase right now and is definitely the best execution of an extended mag release that I have seen to date and at just $21.95, they are pretty affordable too. Check them out at



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