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SHOT Show 2015 – Seekins Precision

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Seekins Precision had a great showing at SHOT Show 2015. Not only did they show off a great lineup of new complete rifles including their new SP10 .308 but they also introduced multiple new products such as the Seekins Precision 60/90 Ambi Safety and K20 Incline Grip. They also announced that they would be adding M-LOK as an option for the SP3R and MCSR rails. Check out the video and pics below.

www.SeekinsPrecision.com
Seekins Precision Facebook Page
Seekins Precision Instagram 

Video courtesy of Crossfire and Steve Coulston.

Photos by Triple Bravo

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01-23-15 Seekins TB 1

SHOT Show 2015 – SI Defense

Posted on January 21st, 2015 by ar15news

One of the biggest surprises of late 2014 was the explosion of SI Defense onto the scene. SI Defense has been around for quite some time but they came out with their new Ambi .308 billet receivers with “mirrored” ambi controls and these things are amazing. I actually just saw a picture of the new 5.56 billet set with the exact same ambi controls and can’t wait for its release as well. No video to share on this one but here are a few photos of Steve shooting the SI Defense .308 rifle during the industry range day at SHOT Show 2015.

You can follow all things regarding SI Defense on Facebook, Instagram and at www.SI-Defense.com

Shooter is Steve Coulston. Photos courtesy of Crossfire.

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SI Defense 308 Ambi Shot Show 2015 1

SI Defense 308 Ambi Shot Show 2015 1

SHOT Show 2015 – Faxon Firearms

Posted on January 21st, 2015 by ar15news

Faxon Firearms has some awesome new stuff coming out this year including their new .308 rifle called the ARAK-31. The ARAK-31 is a fully ambidextrous rifle where you can even switch between left or right ejection. They also will be releasing a new 7.62×39 version of the ARAK-21 upper which should be another great addition to the lineup. Steve Coulston interviewed the man behind the curtain at Faxon Firearms, Bob Faxon, who shows off some of their newest products.

You can follow all things Faxon Firearms on Facebook and at www.FaxonFirearms.com.

Video courtesy of Crossfire and Steve Coulston.

For a while now the main thing that has been missing from the whole KeyMod and M-LOK rail push is companies that were willing to create direct mount products for these systems…and that is understandable when you think about how fast this industry moves from one new solution to another. Look how fast M-LOK has taken off because its backed by Magpul. Up until now most companies have been making adapters for existing products such rail sections that allow you to attach a 1913 picatinny product, a light ring for adding a light, etc. This mindset kind of goes against the whole “new attachment method” thought process which should create products that attach directly to the rail without the need for adapters thus reducing weight, cost, etc.

Well, today I am proud to announce a new partnership between two very respected companies in the industry that have come together to create an amazing new product. Elzetta Design, makers of the toughest and highest quality flashlights known to man and Impact Weapons Components, one of the most innovative Mount and Accessory manufacturers have partnered up together to introduce the new MINICQB which combines their new ALPHA light and IWC’s modular light mounts into a weapon light. This is a true “Direct Attach” Weapon Light.

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

The new MINICQB Weapon Light features all of the same specs as the original Elzetta ALPHA single cell flashlight including 315 lumen output from a single CR123 battery and Elzetta’s Momentary, twist on tailcap with the others tailcap options available. The ALPHA is designed specifically as a CQB or Close Quarters Battle light producing a “wall of light” intended for room clearing and close encounters within 50 yards. The proven IWC mount arm is machined from the same piece of billet aluminum as the light body itself making a much stronger union than using the typical adapter style mount. 

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

Now this is where things get REALLY interesting. The MINICQB incorporates Impact Weapons Components new KML mount technology which basically means Keymod & M-LOK compatible. That’s right. No longer do you have to decide “Do I buy this for my KeyMod rail or should I go with the M-LOK version for my new M-LOK rail?”. This KML system is awesome. I’ve attached the MINICQB on both a Geissele SMR MK8 M-LOK rail and on my Rainier Arms FORCE Mod2 KeyMod rail (shown below) and it works amazingly well. To switch between KeyMod and M-LOK you just simply unthread the reversible nuts, turn them around and thread them back on. The MINICQB will also be available with a 1913 Picatinny Rail Mount as well. 

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

To give you some comparison information, the MINICQB Picatinny version weighs just 4.5oz and the KML (KeyMod / M-LOK) version weighs just 4.7oz. A SureFire M300 without a mount weighs 4.8oz and an Inforce WML without KeyMod or M-LOK adapter weighs 3.1oz. 

I’ve had my MINICQB for about 5 days now and am super impressed with it. The direct attachment makes it feel as if the Light is actually part of the weapon instead of an added on piece. The design of the mount keeps the light very close to the rail for a nice low profile design. Having an Elzetta flashlight with the IWC KML mounting technology is about as awesome as it gets.

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

The pricing for the new MINICQB is very reasonable as well with the 1913 rail mount version retailing at just $205 and the KML M-LOK / KeyMod mount version retailing for just $230. Once you purchase your MINICQB you will also be able to purchase the hardware for the other mount style. So if you buy the KML version you can purchase the 1913 cap and screws to give you a truly universal mounting system. 

The new MINICQB Flashlight should be available today at www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. Don’t forget that you can use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout to save yourself 5% off your order.

Also, check out JerkingTheTrigger and 47 Images Photography for additional reviews and photos.

NEW!! Seekins Precision 60/90 Ambi Safety Selector

Posted on January 15th, 2015 by ar15news

Seekins Precision is release their new 60/90 Ambi Safety Selector for purchase. The new selector is a modular design that can be disassembled allowing the user to swap the Short and Long lever to whichever side works best for them. The center core of the selector is also very cool in that when inserted into the receiver in one direction it functions as a normal 90 degree selector but flip it over and insert the other end first and it is now a 60 degree short throw selector. The levers will feature the Seekins Precision diamond texture and come in Black, FDE, OD Green, Zombie Green, Red, Blue or Clear Coat Aluminum. Perhaps the most awesome part is that they will have an MSRP of just $39.99. As I mentioned, these are not currently on the Seekins website yet but should be very soon.

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Seekins Precision is proud to announce the release of our Ambidextrous Safety Selector. Featuring both a 90 and 60 degree throw lever in a fully ambidextrous design.  The Seekins Precision Ambi Safety Selector is a drop in replacement to mil-spec or aftermarket safety selectors. Allowing the shooter the choice of either a long or short throw lever, on the side of the receiver they choose, just by turning over the tumbler for the desired configuration.

With the same precise CNC machining that Seekins is known for, the Ambi Safety Selector also features an anodized finish and will come in black, FDE, OD Green, zombie green, red, blue or clear coat aluminum. The Seekins Precision Ambi Safety Selector will be available for sale at just $39.99 MSRP.

www.SeekinsPrecision.com

NEW!! Rainier Arms REST (Rainier Enhanced Short Throw) Safety

Posted on January 13th, 2015 by ar15news

I saw a sneak peek at these a while back and have been anxiously waiting for them to come out. Rainier Arms has partnered up with Battle Arms Development to come out with their new REST or Rainier Enhanced Short Throw ambi safety selector. The REST features the standard Battle Arms Development BAD-ASS Short Throw ambi safety core with a totally sick set of enhanced levers with the RA “Mountain” logo and a more triangular shape. I’ve already been a massive fan of both the BAD-ASS family of ambi safeties and Rainier Arms in general so these will be the perfect finishing touch to my two all Rainier Arms builds.

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Rainier Arms 45 degree REST selector 1

REST safely with our ambi safety selector. Reduced throw for quicker movement into fire and safety mode.  The angled lever design for a better ergonomic feel.  Short Throw for the SPECIALIZED 45° MARKED AND MODIFIED AR-Style Lower Receiver in Semi Auto. The Levers are detachable and interchangeable on both sides for maximum flexibility and user preference. It is a must have for the Ambidextrous Shooters! Each Retail Package Comes With:

–  (1) SAFETY BAR/AXIS
–  (2) LEVERS – STANDARD – SHORT
–  (2) TORX SCREWS
–  (1) HARDENED STAINLESS STEEL SAFETY DETENT
–  (1) T10 TORX L-Key
–  Precision CNC Machined from Solid Bar Stock Steel!
–  MADE IN U.S.A.

*This selector will NOT fit in the standard/normal AR-Style Lower Receivers without the safety relief cut due to the safety pin/block device on it. Any modification to the safety selector will render the warranty null and void.

Normal retail will be $85 but you can get in on the intro price of just $69.95 with Free Shipping. These are available in both Black and Rainier Arms RED finishes at the links below.

Black Rainier Arms REST Short Throw Ambi Selector

RED Rainier Arms REST Short Throw Ambi Selector

NEW!! Phase 5 Weapon Systems ABS (Arm Brace Stop)

Posted on December 29th, 2014 by ar15news

The Phase 5 ABS™ (Arm Brace Stop) is a billet aluminum arm brace receiver that locates the Sig Sauer™ SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace in most any desired location on a compatible pistol buffer tube. The ABS™ locates the Sig Sauer™ pistol stabilizing brace and prevents unwanted rotation and movement when installed correctly. The ABS™ also includes a Built in QD feature that allows the pistol to be used in conjunction with a quick detach weapon sling system.

PHase 5 ABS 1 copy

Phase 5 ABS 2 copy

-  Compatible with the Sig Sauer SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace
-  Built in QD Sling attachment location

-  Includes Allen Wrench and hardware
-  Precision machined 6061 T6 USA made Billet aluminum
-  Type III Hard Anodized satin black finish
-  Fits tube diameters from 1.20 – 1.25

Available now!
https://phase5wsi.com/abs-arm-brace-stop.html

Sneak Peek!! SI-Defense Ambi 7.62 Charging Handle

Posted on December 26th, 2014 by ar15news

I’m really digging the new products that SI-Defense is coming out with lately. Their new completely ambi billet .308 receivers and rifle are the bees knees and just the other day they showed off a sneak peek of their new Ambi 7.62 Charging Handle. I realize everyone and their brother are making charging handles now so some of you might not be that excited but that is what pushes companies to be innovative.

SI-Defense’s new Ambi 7.62 charging handle will feature interchangeable levers which is something I’ve not seen offered before. The levers will also have the same grooves cut into them like they have on the integrated finger rest and on the forward assist housing. 

SI Defense Ambi Charging Handle and Rifle 2 copy

SI Defense Ambi Charging Handle and Rifle 1 copy

I’m really looking forward to seeing these available for sale soon. If you want to watch one AR Manufacturer in 2015, I would suggest keeping an eye on all things SI-Defense.

www.SI-Defense.com

NEW!! Seekins Precision 60/90 Ambi Safety Selector

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 by ar15news

Seekins Precision has released information on their new Ambi Safety Selector. If you had a sharp eye you probably caught a glimpse of it when they introduced their new SP10 .308 rifles. Well, in the next few weeks they will be releasing them for individual purchase. Each Seekins ambi safety will have a center core that has both 60 degree (short throw) and 90 degree (standard throw) configurations. As you can see in the first picture below, both ends of the core have a detent channel cut in them so you can change the setup anytime by simply removing the core and turning it around the other direction. 

Seekins Precision Ambi Safety Selector 2

“Say hello to our little friend… The new Ambidextrous Safety Selector. Featuring both a 90 and 60 degree throw lever in an interchangeable and fully drop in design. Compatible with any mil-spec lower receiver and machined with aggressive diamond texture. The Seekins Precision ambi safety selector will be available in the coming weeks with an MSRP of just $39.99″

Seekins Precision Ambi Safety Selector 2

Not only does the Seekins Precision Ambi Safety Selector look great but at and MSRP of just $39.99 I guarantee you it will be a hot seller. Be on the look out for them to be added to the www.SeekinsPrecision.com store and other retailers in the coming weeks.

New!! Magpul MS1 Padded Sling w/IWC’s 2 to 1 Point Triglide

Posted on December 11th, 2014 by ar15news

Magpul recently introduced their new MS1 Padded Sling. The MS1 Padded Sling by itself is an adjustable 2-point sling with a wider padded section of webbing towards the middle that does not come with any attachment points other than the webbing. IWC has taken the Magpul MS1 Padded Sling to the next step by adding their patented 2-To-1 Point Triglide and two (2) Heavy Duty Push Button QD Swivels to the sling making it the complete package. With this setup the user can easily use the sling as a 2-point sling or attach the front QD to the 2-To-1 Point Triglide and use it as a Single Point Sling. 

IWC Magpul MS1 Sling with QDs and 2to1 Point Triglide 1 copy

IWC Magpul MS1 Sling with QDs and 2to1 Point Triglide 1 copy

IWC Magpul MS1 Sling with QDs and 2to1 Point Triglide 1 copy

By purchasing the new Magpul MS1 2-Point Sling, IWC 2-To-1 Point Triglide and 2 Heavy Duty Push Button QD’s from Impact Weapons Components as a package you can save $23.85 compared to buying all of the components individually. If you’ve been eyeing the new MS1 Sling but wanted a bit more or want a great Christmas present for someone, head on over to www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com and grab this awesome combo deal. 

For this specific combo deal there are no additional discounts allowed but if you find anything else on IWC’s website such as their awesome QD End Plate (goes great with this sling), you can use the discount code “ar15news” at checkout to save 5% off the rest of your order. 

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