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Arisaka Defense Labor Day Sale!
10% off site-wide with coupon code “relaxAugust 30 to September 5

We’ve been burning the midnight oil all Summer long in order to increase production and get some of our most popular products back in stock. Now available: 300 Series Lights, Inline and Offset Picatinny Mounts, and a new Offset Scout Mount for the MCX and MCX Virtus.

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Get 10% OFF when you buy $200 or more on any product in our website. 

Terms: NO COUPON NEEDED. $200 or more will automatically discount the10%. **Total amount of $200 for required purchase must be met (not including shipping, insurance and tax).***This promotion is valid only for purchases from Friday, September 1st, 2017 until Monday, September 4th, 2017.

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If you’ve followed AR15NEWS for any decent length of time you’ve probably noticed we build lots of ARs. Some times, as an AR builder, it’s easy to get in a rut and kind of build the same thing over and over again which gets boring. All it takes is a bit of imagination and planning and your next build can be the best one you’ve ever put together. This is the very case with my most recent build. 

Believe it or not I had SBR’d this Rainier Arms forged lower well over a year ago but had no idea what I wanted to do with it. Then it came to me and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. From there it was just a matter of time before I had the parts in hand and ready to build.

Lets start out with a few closer shots. From this angle you can see the Rainier Arms ambi safety, Juggernaut Tactical ambi charging handle and Scalarworks OPS (On Point Sights) fixed rear sight.

Rainier Arms SBR Build 1 - Scalarworks OPS Fixed Sights Juggernaut Tactical Ambi Charging Handle - Rainier Arms Ambi Safety

As I mentioned above, this build got started as a Rainier Arms Forged A-DAC lower that I bought and Form 1’d just before the ATF41P effective date. I added a Rainier Arms forged upper and ambi safety, CMC Triggers Flat 3.5lb Trigger and LPK, Superlative Arms Piston Kit, Juggernaut Tactical ambi charging handle, Geissele MK4 rail and Scalarworks OPS Fixed Sights and Low Drag Mount for the Aimpoint T1 and a SureFeed Magazines 20 Round mag.

Rainier Arms SBR Build 2 - CMC Triggers Flat Trigger Geissele SMR MK4 rail Scalarworks OPS Fixed Sights Aimpoint Micro T1 Rainier Arms A-DAC

Of course as a Rainier Arms SBR build I chose to use their 10.5″ .223 Wylde barrel. Covered it with a Geissele MK4 rail, Arisaka Defense 300/IR Series Scout Light and Inline Scout Mount, SureFire SR07 switch, Scalarworks OPS Fixed Front Sight, Magpul vertical grip and Griffin Armament Taper Mount Supresspr Mount. The Superlative Arms Piston Kit gas block is under there somewhere. 😜

Rainier Arms SBR Build - Geissele SMR MK4 - Arisaka Inline Scout Light Mount 300 Series Scalarworks OPS Front Fixed Sight magpul vertical grip Surefire SR07

Here’s another angle of the business end on the new Rainier Arms SBR build. From this angle you can now see how accessible the Superlative Arms Piston Kit gas block is under the rail. This isn’t like many piston kits were you have one or two settings. Its more like a Piston Kit that has a built in fully adjustable gas block so you can really tune it in.

Rainier Arms SBR Build - Superlative Arms - Rainier Arms - Geissele - Scalarworks - Magpul = Arisaka Rainier Arms

This next shot gives you a better idea of how tidy things are on this build. It’s got everything I need and nothing I don’t. The Scalarworks OPS fixed sights and mount for the Aimpoint T1 are absolutely amazing. 

Rainier Arms SBR Build - rainier arms = cmc triggers = scalarworks = aimpoint t1 - juggernaut tactical - magpul - geissele

And here it is. Hope you guys enjoyed a pretty detailed look at my new Rainier Arms SBR build. In the end, this SBR turned out even better than I had pictured it but the initial imagination and passion to create another gun is what got it all started. Don’t be in too much of a hurry to just slap together the first complete rifle you can. Take your time with your next build, map it out, think about what would make you smile every time you see it and then build that. 

Rainier Arms SBR Build - rainier arms - geissele - cmc triggers - magpul - scalarworks - griffin armament - surefire = superlative arms piston kit - aimpoint juggernaut tactical

Here’s the full run down of parts for this build. If you want to copy it, be my guest. Would make for a great AR Pistol build too.  

Already had a chance to get the gas dialed in on the piston kit and man this thing is smooth. Will be getting some range time this week with this gun getting it sighted in. Will let you guys know how it runs soon.

A while back, one of my favorite billet lower receivers was abruptly taken from us. That’s right, Radian Weapons (known as AXTS back then) decided to not sell their billet lowers separately in an effort to focus on building complete rifles. Then just today, the clouds parted, the sun shined down and the voice of Radian Weapons declared “From this day forward, the AX556 ambidextrous lower shall be available for purchase from Brownells” … or at least that’s what it sounded like. 😜

AXTS - Radian Weapons AX556 Lower Receiver for sale

Starting today, if you want to purchase an AX556 billet lower you no longer have to scour the scary black market of the ARFCOM EE or pay double the retail value of the lower. Just head on over to Brownells.com and pick one up for yourself. The lower also comes with a Radian Weapons TALON Ambi Safety and Takedown Pins.

F1 Firearms has released their new UDR-15 3G Style 2 Universal Receiver Sets which feature completely new skeletonizing that is different from their extremely popular BDR-15 3G billet sets. The new UDR-15 3G Style 2 receivers for the first time can also be purchased with a Left Hand Eject Billet Upper … for those who may not be in their RIGHT mind! 😉 If you’re looking for a head turning receiver set for your next build, be sure to check these out!

F1 Firearms UDR-15 3G Style 2 Receiver Set 1

F1 Firearms UDR-15 3G Style 2 Receiver Set 2

F1 Firearms UDR-15 3G Style 2 Receiver Set 2

The F-1 Firearms UDR-15 3G Style 2 Universal Receiver Set has newly designed skeletonizing and a scalloped MIL-SPEC 1913 Picatinny rail. This receiver is made with 7075-T6 aircraft quality domestic aluminum, ensuring quality while the new F-1 Firearms 3G skeletonizing reduces weight yet enhances aesthetics.

  • – UDR-15-3G Style 2 matched set
  • – Manufactured from high-grade 7075-T6 billet aluminum
  • – Unnecessary surfaces milled out for lightest reliable configuration
  • – Scalloped top MIL-SPEC Picatinny rail
  • – Oversized trigger guard
  • – Front and rear take down pins included and installed
  • – Screws included for bolt catch, receiver tensioning, take-down pin detent and trigger adjustment
  • – 60° beveled magwell
  • – Black – Type III Class 2 hard anodizing
  • – F-1 Firearms 100% Product Guarantee
  • – Please allow up to 10-14 business days for shipment

Available for purchase now at www.F-1Firearms.com.

If you’ve been thinking about snagging some Battle Arms Development products, now’s the time to do it. Check out their Anniversary / 4th of July Weekend Sale below.

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BATTLEARMS’ Anniversary SALE on 4th of July Day Weekend IS ON!!! 

>> BUY our BAD-CSS VERT PDW Stock System and GET a FREE BAD-EPS Enhanced Pin Set valued at $29.95 

>> BUY our BAD556-LW Lightweight 7075-T6 Billet Receiver Set and GET a FREE BAD-ASS Ambidextrous Safety Selector Kit valued at $57.00 

>>>Click the link in our bio to reach our website to start ordering today!<<< Terms: **Each offer cannot be combined and items are > not < stackable!** One promotional item per qualified purchase. While supplies last! Promotional free items will be automatically added to your order if you qualify. >>> DO NOT ADD FREE ITEM TO THE SHOPPING CART! <<< **Total amount of required purchase must be met (not including shipping, insurance and tax). If free promo item is placed in shopping cart, we will assume you want to purchase that item. Value of free item does not count towards the total. ***This promotion is valid only for purchases from June 27th, 2017 at 10am PST until July 5th, 2017 at 11:59pm PST. **NO EXCEPTIONS** ***NO SUBSTITUTIONS OR UPGRADES***. Full refund on return only if the free item is returned in new condition with original packaging. Returns without free item will be charged the value of the item. Happy 4th of July Shopping!

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Battle Arms Development makes some of the best AR-15 components out there so their AR-15 Father’s Day Sale is a welcome sight. Now through Monday, June 19th, purchase the Battle Arms Development VERT PDW stock and get a BAD-ASS ambi safety for free. Not to mention I also noticed the VERT PDW was on sale too. Click on the image below for a high res version and read the terms of the sale then head on over to www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com to get your new stock and ambi safety.

Battle Arms Development AR-15 Fathers Day Sale

AERO Precision will be having a Father’s Day AR-15 Sale. On Father’s Day Only, use the discount code “BESTDADEVER” at checkout to save 10% off your order. You know you want some. Get it at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com.

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Arisaka Defense AR-15 Father’s Day Sale

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As fathers ourselves, we expect to spend this weekend kicking it back and enjoying time with our families, the great outdoors, and even a little shooting. We hope all of you get to do the same!

From today through June 19 take advantage of the following discount codes*

DADSROCK – 10% off the entire Arisaka site
SUREFIRE – 15% off all surefire products
MOUNTUP – 20% off all mounts & control accessories

*Coupon codes do not stack

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In case you missed it (like I did 🙂 ), Forward Controls just released their new EMR-A which stands for Extended Mag Release – Ambi. The EMR-A comes in two different lengths and replaces your standard magazine catch. The EMR-A has an extended lever that now allows you to easily drop the mag from either side of the rifle. It can be used with your standard mag release button or you can upgrade to the Forward Controls mag release buttons. Check out the pictures and details below then head on over to www.ForwardControlsDesign.com to pick one up for yourself. 

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Forward Controls EMR-A 1

EMR-A is a long in development ambidextrous magazine release for .223 and .308 AR receivers.  Original concept and design was complete in 2015.  After numerous changes to the mag catch geometry and lever shapes,  final design was made into working prototypes in 2017, and first shown in public at Cola Warrior West III.

EMR-A’s an ergonomic ambidextrous magazine release.  The placement of its lever is well thought out to closely mirror the magazine release button on the right side.  The portion immediately below the bolt catch’s lower paddle has a lower profile to avoid interference, heretofore a common drawback of popular ambidextrous mag catches, it is also left smooth.  The serrated length of the lever is split into a shallow V shaped serrations (80%) that conform to the curvature of the user’s finger, and straight serrations (20%) that form a natural index point, and provide additional traction.  We refer to the design as Multi-faceted Control Surface, the difference MCS makes has to be felt to be fully appreciated.

Two lever options are available.  Standard and Extended Reach (about 0.09″ longer than standard).  Force amplification achieved from a lever means the extended reach lever is easier to reach, it’s also easier to press than the standard lever.  For users with small hands or shorter fingers, the extended reach lever makes the EMR-A a joy to use.  For duty and defense ARs, we recommend the standard lever.

A 10.9lb rated magazine catch spring is included with each EMR-A.  We’ve long considered the standard magazine catch spring to be rather weak (rated at 6.85lb), accidental / unintended mag drops can take place if a user slings his weapon, and has gear and pouches on the vest.  A stiffer mag catch spring mitigates these risks, thus it is an integral part in the EMR-A package.

EMR-A is available as a part of bundled products (please see drop down menus for options).  EMR-A’s catch is made from CNC machined 4140 steel and black nitride coated, its lever is 7075 aluminum and Type 3 hard coat anodized.  The roll pin has a shear strength of 800lbs.

Notes:
– EMR-A’s lever pivots on the receiver.
– EMR-A needs to be removed before installing / removing the trigger.  EMR-A is installed and removed in the same manner as a factory mag catch.
– Please wear eye protection while installing EMR, EMR-C, and EMR-A with the 10.9lb mag catch spring!

Incompatibilities:
– Geissele’s Maritime Bolt Catch.  Material from either the top edge of EMR-A’s lever, or the bottom edge of Maritime Bolt Catch’s lower paddle may need to be removed for both to work together.  The close proximity of these two control surfaces makes this combination less than ideal.
– KNS anti-rotation trigger/hammer pins, the connecting bar will interfere with the EMR-A’s operation.
– Battery assist device levers.
– Armalite AR10B (AR10B uses modified M14 magazines)

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BATTLEARMS’ Memorial Day Weekend SALE IS ON!!!
– Spend $100** and get a FREE BAD-ATG Adjustable Tactical Grip (Black)
– Spend $150** and get a FREE BAD-EPS Enhanced Pin Set
– Get a FREE BAD-ASS Ambidextrous Safety Selector Kit – When you buy the BAD556-LW Lightweight 7075-T6 Billet Receiver Set OR the BAD-CSS VERT PDW Stock System.

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“Terms: *Each offer cannot be combined and items are > not < stackable!** One promotional item per qualified purchase. While supplies last! Promotional free items will be automatically added to your order if you qualify. >>> DO NOT ADD FREE ITEM TO THE SHOPPING CART! <<< **Total amount of required purchase must be met (not including shipping, insurance and tax). If free promo item is placed in shopping cart, we will assume you want to purchase that item. Value of free item does not count towards the total. ***This promotion is valid only for purchases from May 25th 10am PST until May 30th, 2017 at 11:59pm PST. **NO EXCEPTIONS** ***NO SUBSTITUTIONS OR UPGRADES***. Happy Shopping!”

Check out the San Tan Tactical Memorial Day Sale. Now through 5-30-2017, save 15% off of anything on their entire website using the discount code “MEMORIALDAY” at checkout. This is a great opportunity to save some $$ on one of the best ambi billet lowers on the market.

Get in on the sale at www.SanTanTactical.com.

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Geissele Automatics just introduced two new products and as always …. Geissele does not disappoint.

First up is the new Airborne Charging Handle which is a nearly identical copy to the original Super Charging Handle except that the ambi levers are shorter making it more low profile. As you can imagine by the name, this model was designed for some special guys who like to jump out of planes with guns but you too can get your hands on these new charing handles at www.Geissele.com.

Geissele Airborne Charging Handle

Now for a sneak peek at the new Geissele SMR MK13 rail. The MK13 is a slimmer and lighter version of the typical Geissele rail. It does have the picatinny rail sections machined in at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock spots similar to the MK4. You can sign up for notifications at Geissele.com. These will be available for purchase very soon.

Geissele SMR MK13 Rail

If you still think Geissele only makes amazing triggers, you need to start thinking differently about Geissele. They have and still do make some of the best rails on the market but over that past few years they have added things like Armorers Tools, Optic Mounts, Charging Handles and now … the Maritime Bolt Catch. Think of the Maritime Bolt Catch as a bolt catch with a larger surface area and more aggressive texture. What this does that other aftermarket bolt catch’s don’t is it extends the controls closer to the index finger of a left handed shooter so they can manipulate the bolt catch with their index finger without taking their hand off the grip.  

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“The Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch is designed with the warfighter in mind and will work with any lower receiver designed to accept a mil-spec M16/M4 Carbine bolt catch. The increased surface area promotes ease of function when locking back the bolt or releasing the bolt after a magazine change. In addition, the extended controls add an increased functionality for left handed shooters who no longer have to break their grip to manipulate the bolt catch. Left handed shooters can easily reach the controls using the index finger of their left hand making magazine changes and locking the bolt back much more fast and efficient. Aggressive checkering covers the surface of the levers giving the Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch a textured surface that enables positive feedback to the shooters hand when being used with gloves or at night. Manufactured from properly heat treated 8620 steel and manganese phosphate coated, the Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch is intended to serve as an enhanced mil-spec replacement and assist in giving our warfighters overmatch capability with the M16/M4 carbine platform.”

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Whether you’re a lefty or righty, there are benefits to be had here and coming from Geissele you know it will be top notch quality. Thankfully the price is extremely competitive with other aftermarket bolt catch’s with an MSRP of just $29. I’ve ordered a couple to try out and you can too at www.Geissele.com.

If you’ve been looking for BUIS lately you’ve probably noticed that what used to be a one or two dog show has all of a sudden become a main event with some really nice contenders. Now you have to decide… “Are these bulky sights okay or should I look for a super compact set?”, “Do I want to go really cheap or really expensive?”, “Do I want normal 90 degree BUIS or should I go for a set of offset ones?”, on and on the decision making goes until your head is spinning. Apparently Griffin Armament has had this same experience because their new M2 (Micro Modular) Sights address all of that and more. The new M2 Sights are very compact, can be user configured in 90 degree or 45 degree offset and the price point even for the complete “Full Deployment Kit” is right in line or cheaper than many non-modular BUIS.

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The M2 Sights can be purchased in a 90 Degree Kit, 45 Degree Offset Kit or the Full Deployment Kit which comes with both 90 Degree and 45 Degree mount plates. The Full Deployment Kit retails for just $185. They also sell just the mounting plates, so if you go for a 90 Degree now instead of the full kit you can still convert them to 45 Degree Offset BUIS down the road. Read more about this awesome new product below or head on over to www.GriffinArmament.com.

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Griffin Armament is proud to introduce affordable Micro Modular Sights (M2) compatible with Picatinny rail systems. Griffin M2 sights offer an industry first, patent pending, modular base plate system. Constructed from QPQ Treated 17-4 and ordnance grade steel, Griffin M2 Sights were designed to be the correct product for every backup sight application.

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A shooter can use these durable, low profile sights in a 12 o’clock mounted application while having the flexibility to reconfigure them to ambidextrous 45 degree angle sights using the alternate and available angle plates. This flexibility ensures these sights can be used by anyone and will never end up in a box of undesirable legacy kit. The full M2 deployment kit includes the front and rear sight assemblies as well as both vertical and angled bases for a complete modular system. However, sights and bases are available separately for users who wish to buy parts as needed. The front A2 sight provides elevation adjustment while ensuring maximum aftermarket support for your favorite post, be it tritium, fiber optic, match grade, or otherwise. An extremely low profile, snag resistant, slotted rear windage screw, affords easy but more importantly secure adjustability.

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Robust spring tension of both front and rear flip up assemblies ensures accurate repeatability every time the sight towers are actuated.

Never before has a product in this category offer this degree of flexibility. Griffin M2 Sights have a minimal foot print, and are among the smallest backup sights on the market. For a mere 2 and half ounces your rifle can be equipped with a durable iron sight system, to provide aiming capability in rain, snow, or fog, on or off axis without dependence on batteries or glass.

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