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LUTH-AR Modular AR-15 Stock Making Waves

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by ar15news

Randy Luth’s latest invention is simply amazing and cutting edge at the same time, which makes this stock a game changer! 

Since the inception of Eugene Stoner’s original 1960’s fixed A1 stock for the M16/AR-15 platform, we have seen very few offerings come to market in the way of fixed stock options in the last 40-years. Perhaps the most significant fixed stock to date has been the Magpul PRS which was the first fixed AR style stock to add adjustability for the shooters comfort, length of pull and cheek weld. For a decade the PRS has dominated the market and for good reason. Magpul makes a great product that has been time tested in battle. 

If you are like me, the name Randy Luth or LUTH-AR meant nothing to me, but that all changed recently when Rainier Arms started carrying their new MBA stock.

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

The MBA (Modular Buttstock Assembly) is lighter, quicker and an easier to adjust stock that is high quality and less than half the price of the Magpul PRS. That is a big feat to accomplish by someone who is perceivably new to the AR market.

As you can see from the quick comparison, the MBA is the clear winner over the long time champion. 

Quick Look Comparison:

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

*Street price from Brownells.com

So who is Randy Luth anyway?

Randy is perhaps the Steve Jobs of the gun industry. Perhaps you have heard of DPMS? Randy founded DPMS in 1986 and sold the company to Cerberus/Freedom Group in 2007 and remained President of DPMS. The former DPMS owner currently holds at least seven U.S. patents in the firearms industry. In addition he earned Rifle of the Year awards in 2005 from Shooting Illustrated and in 2006 from American Rifleman. In 2009, Luth was chosen as Outdoor Life “Readers’ Choice” Person of the Year. Luth is the current owner of Del-Tone/Luth Gun Club and in his spare time serves on the board of directors for USA Shooting Team. Mr. Luth is also an avid hunter and 3-gun competitor. 

I would say he is more than qualified to come to market with a design that simply kicks butt.

“Most of the adjustable buttstock assemblies out there are complicated, cumbersome and add unnecessary weight to the AR,”Luth said. “I realized there was a niche for something lightweight and affordable that allows shooters to get the customized fit they need to enhance their shooting experience.”

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1 LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

The MBA stock is seemingly easy to install over a standard A1 or A2 receiver extension (buffer tube) and will work on any AR-15/AR-10 rifle that accepts a buffer tube. 

Made from Super Strong Glass Filled Nylon, the MBA is Fully Ambidextrous and can be comfortably used shooting off either shoulder as the cheek piece can be installed on either side for right or left hand shooters. In addition, the design allows the cheek weld to be moved forward or backward by adjusting the vertical pillars mounted to the holes than run the length of the stock. 

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

The cheek saddle allows for up to 1-inch of height adjustment and the butt-plate length has an adjustment of 1.125”. An optional rear sling swivel is available for an additional $4.

The MBA is currently available in two configurations, the MBA-1, which is the full-meal-deal package that includes everything you need for full adjustment or the MBA-2 “Skullaton” which is a skeletonized version of the MBA-1 with no adjustable pieces, however they can be added at a later time. The MBA-2 has an MSRP of $49.95.

At the range, the MBA stock performed flawlessly. The adjustment held strong round after round on our 308 and 556 test guns including the DRD Tactical G762 rifle which is shown in these photos. 

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

I had a really good chat with Randy on the phone and I am very impress by everything I have seen from LUTH-AR so far and I eagerly look forward to seeing more in the near future. Randy dropped this little hint:

“We are working on a carbine version now and while it posses some challenges, we hope to have it done soon” Luth said. 

By the way, if you’re curious, the MBA is made right here in the United States, including the molds.

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

The Luth-AR MBA and MBA-2 are currently available for purchase from Brownells, Rainier Arms or from Luth-AR directly. Interested dealers and wholesalers are currently being accepted and should contact Luth directly. The official website is www.luth-ar.com or email info@luth-ar.com

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About the Author:  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!! ZeroBravo KeyMod RHS (Reversible Hand Stop)

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by ar15news

Recently a guy named Todd, who is very well known in the firearms industry, ventured out on his own to start a new company called ZeroBravo. ZeroBravo is looking to be a big player in the accessory market and they’re already introducing their first product called the RHS which stands for Reversible Hand Stop. The RHS is a very minimalistic KeyMod hand stop that, as you might have gathered, can be mounted with the curved section facing towards the front or back of the rifle. It just all depends on how you as the shooter use a hand stop and what is most comfortable for you. 

620 ZeroBravo RHS Reversible Hand Stop 2

For the most part you’ll see people running their hand stop on the back side of their support hand (shown below) to help them pull the rifle into their shoulder which makes sense. This is how I tend to use mine as well. Other people will put it at the very end of the rail and use it as more of a “hand stop” where it keeps your hand from proceeding forward any more. This can be very helpful for those running a suppressor with a shorter rail system to help keep your mitts off that hot can. 

620 ZeroBravo RHS Reversible Hand Stop 2

620 ZeroBravo RHS Reversible Hand Stop 2

You can also mount the RHS on the side of your rail as an index point as well. 

620 ZeroBravo RHS Reversible Hand Stop 2

The ZeroBravo RHS should be available from retailers by the end of this month. Retail should be $39.95. Construction is currently under way over at ZeroBravo.com so right now the best way to connect with them and keep and eye on future offerings is to like the ZeroBravo Facebook page

Today we finally got some good intel on the new Northtech Defense barrels we’ve been patiently waiting for. I’ve talked to Dustin at NTD quite a few times and, like the mad scientist he is, he’s been fine tuning these things for months. Rainier Arms will get the introductory first run of barrels which will be offered in both a 10.5″ and 16″ length with the option of a 1/7 or 1/8 twist. All of the barrels will be made of 416R Stainless Steel with 5 cut ultra-precision button rifling and chambered in .223 Wylde which is a hybrid chamber that helps increase the accuracy of a 5.56 NATO bullet. These barrels should shoot lights out. The 16″ barrel even comes with a SUB-MOA Guarantee, no questions asked. If you’re an AR owner you know you’re already thinking about building another rifle. Definitely put one of these barrels on your list of ones to check out. Plenty of pics and details listed below. I’ve also put links to the individual pages for purchase info as well. Get ready to take advantage of these awesome introductory prices as soon as the status changes to “In-Stock” which should happen some time later today.

NORTHTECH DEFENSE Ultra Precision 10.5″ .223 Wylde Barrel

Northtech Defense 10.5 barrel 1 Northtech Defense 10.5 barrel 1

NORTHTECH DEFENSE Fluted Ultra Precision 16″ .223 Wylde Barrel

Northtech Defense 16 inch barrel 3

Northtech Defense 16 inch barrel 3

Northtech Defense 10.5″ and Fluted 16″ Ultra Precision .223 Wylde Stainless Steel Barrel Details

-  Made from the best barrel blanks in the industry, crafted entirely in the state of Oregon.
-  416R Stainless Steel. Certified barrel quality material grade, heat treated and stress relieved
-  Carbine Length Gas on 10.5″ and Mid Length Gas on the 16″
-  5 cut ultra-precision button rifling, which has been proven to perform to the highest levels of shooting accuracy in the industry
-  Each barrel extension is precision matched to each barrel. After the chamber is cut, the entire unit is then checked for proper headspace to a master bolt face in order to pass inspection prior to shipment.
-  Extended M4 feed ramps
-  NTD logo precision CNC engraved on each side of the muzzle end
-  Fine bead blasted and precision fluted.
-  1/2×28 muzzle threads
-  Northtech Defense signature barrel contour
-  Weight: 10.5″ = 20.625 ounces, 16″ = 32.2 ounces
-  Choose from 1:7 Twist or 1:8 Twist

Each and every Northtech Defense barrel is made with the highest level of accuracy during the machining process. The barrel is chambered and chamber polished and head spaced to a master bolt face with barrel extension individually matched to each barrel. It’s also precision crowned. The rifle blank is precision gun drilled, lapped and rifled utilizing 5L rifling that has been proven to produce the highest level of shooting accuracy in the industry. Our barrels are guaranteed to shoot sub-MOA or your money back, no questions asked.

DIY – Build A High Quality AR for $540 SHIPPED!!

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by ar15news

Every once in a while a sale comes up and all the specific parts are in stock that allow you to build a really great quality rifle for much less than you would think. And we’re not talking about your run of the mill “commercial grade” AR. These are all high quality mil spec components including a Chrome Lined CMV barrel, M16 Full Auto BCG with C158 Bolt, etc. The only kicker on this is that the rifle kit is part of a “Daily Deal” which means you have to move on it now. The Rifle Kit is $480 and the Blem Lower is just $60 giving you a total of $540. It just so happens that they are also running a FREE SHIPPING deal on all orders over $150 so this qualifies. That’s right. Just $540 total. You can’t beat that. These will sell out fast as well. Check out the details below. 

PSA 16″ M4 CMV Rifle Kit – $480

620 PSA CMV 16 M4 rifle kit

PSA Blemished Safe/Fire Lower – $60

620 PSA Blem Safe Fire Lower

Sneak Peek!! Ranger Proof Arms Billet Lower Receiver

Posted on April 5th, 2014 by ar15news

If you’ve been following AR15NEWS for a while you’ve undoubtedly heard me speak of my buddy DMACK who is the brain and braun at Ranger Proof. After successfully selling limited edition rifles that he hand built himself but sold through other companies, he decided to form Ranger Proof Arms, LLC and really spread his wings. His latest awesomeness is the new Ranger Proof Arms, LLC billet lower receiver. This lower will be available in just a few months and will be used on all future Ranger Proof Arms rifles and will also be offered as a stripped lower as well. Check out the sneak peek pictures and details of this awesome new lower below. 

Ranger Proof Arms Billet Lower 1

The horizontal lines you see on the lower, will not be visible once the lower is tumbled, and prepped for coating. This is the very first piece off of the machine, used to set dimensions, to make sure the tolerances are proper, and that the lower is correctly machined. Small adjustments can be made in the machine code, and once it is determined that it is within specs, production can start. I am VERY excited!!! Ranger Proof Arms, LLC has it’s own lower now. This will only be available through Ranger Proof Arms. It’s not a “Re-Branded” Lower. I will be working EXCLUSIVELY with Sharps Brothers Firearms Design, and will have this offered as standard on all of my rifles. It will also be available as a “stripped” lower, for the home builder.

Ranger Proof Arms Billet Lower 5

Ranger Proof Arms Billet Lower 5

Ranger Proof Arms Billet Lower 5

Ranger Proof Arms Billet Lower 5

This lower has been designed from the inception, with the hard use shooter in mind. There are design patents out on it, and I am very happy with how this project is shaping up. Stay tuned for more details!

If you want to keep tabs on Ranger Proof you can do so by following them on the Ranger Proof Facebook page as well as at www.RangerProof.com

Aimpoint Mount and Optic Combos = Great Deals at ADM

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by ar15news

The guys over at American Defense Manufacturing (ADM) have been working overtime this year. Not only have they been testing their awesome new UIC which stands for Universally Improved Carbine, which we’ll tell you all about soon, but they’ve also been adding some great combo deals to their website. The latest set of combo deals are the ones I’ve been waiting for. The Aimpoint Combos! These deals are perfect for anyone who is looking to pick up an Aimpoint and then upgrade the mount. You can definitely same some money this way. Here are a couple of the deals I noticed and thought, now that’s a good deal.  

They are offering an Aimpoint PRO with 4 different mount options for just $504. If you were to buy these separately you would pay $400′ish + Shipping for the PRO and about $130-140 + Shipping for the mount. Just doing some simple math you can see that you’re saving $30-40 plus lowering your shipping cost.

620 ADM Aimpont Pro and QD Mount Combo 1

Perhaps the best deal though is on the Aimpoint T-1′s. Many of you probably know that Aimpoint T-1 prices skyrocketed last year. To purchase an Aimpoint T-1 with nothing more than a basic crap mount is going to run you somewhere between $650-700+ depending on where you buy and if you want the 2MOA or 4MOA dot. Yes, the T-1 is an awesome optic. I have one and love it. But then you need to upgrade to a better mount it really starts to get prohibitive. Thankfully ADM is able to save you some major coin by bundling the Aimpoint T-1 and one of three different Quick Release Mounts for just $643. And these are the 2MOA Red Dots, not the 4MOA too. You’re easily saving over $100 on this combo deal. 

620 ADM Aimpont T-1 and QD Mount Combo 1

As if that wasn’t good enough, ADM doesn’t stop at just the Aimpoint PRO and T-1. The offer packages for the H-1 (slightly less waterproof than the T-1), COMPM4 and the 3X Magnifier as well. Its nice to have a source like this. Buying high quality optics and then upgrading their standard crap mounts to nice ones like what American Defense Manufacturing offers is never easy on the wallet but its nice to know if you’re gonna do it you can save a good amount at the same time. Check out the rest of their Aimpoint Mount and Optic Combos at www.AmericanDefenseMfg.com.

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