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RIP (Retention Improvised Pouch) from RealWorld Tactical

Posted on July 21st, 2015 by ar15news

Looks like the guys at RealWorld Tactical have a pretty cool new mag pouch coming to market. The new RP2 features a single AR mag pouch in back with a Pistol mag pouch in front utilizing their new retention system and attaches to your chest rig or plate carrier. These can be placed side by side to create the perfect setup for your personal gear. This new retention system is designed to basically grab the corner of the magazines to hold them in place. When you reach for your mag you simply use your index finger to slip the retention off of the mag and pull it out. Looks pretty sweet and seems to work great. Looking forward to seeing some user reviews on this product. Check out the video and links below.

Realworld Tactical RP2 RIP series

RIP (Retention Improvised Pouch) Series Tactical Gear is now available. Designed by operational necessity after 2 years of extensive testing we bring you real world retention with the fastest magazine reload capabilities.

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RIP (Retention Improvised Pouch) Series Tactical Gear is now available. Designed by operational necessity after 2 years of extensive testing we bring you real world retention with the fastest magazine reload capabilities.

Posted by RealWorld Tactical on Friday, July 17, 2015

 

The RIP RP2 is available for purchase now through two sources that I know of. One is through RealWorld Tactical directly at www.RealWorld-Tactical.com and the other source is from our friends Shellback Tactical at www.ShellbackTactical.com.

New Product!! Griffin Armament MLOK QD Sling Mount

Posted on July 17th, 2015 by ar15news

Griffin Armament announced some new QD Sling Mount for MLOK rails a while back that are now available for purchase. The new QD Sling Mounts are very low profile, made of 7075-T6 aluminum with an anodized finish and come in a standard version and a 45 degree version. The QD socket has 4 positions with anti-rotation. Both are available for purchase at www.GriffinArmament.com.

Griffin Armament MLOK QD SLing Attachment

First Look – Rainier Arms AVALANCHE Ambi Charging Handle

Posted on July 9th, 2015 by ar15news

A few months back we were told that Rainier Arms was developing a brand new ambi charging handle that would be 110% brand new, built from the ground up to the be the best Ambi C.H. on the market. That sounded like a pretty tall order but if anybody could do it, it would be the guys at Rainier Arms. For years they have had their finger on the pulse of the AR-15 market, helping them introduce items that appeal to the masses without sacrificing function or quality. Fast forward to literally the past few weeks and the new Rainier Arms ambi charging handle has come to life. Meet the AVALANCHE!

Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 1

The idea of an ambi charging handle is nothing new and there are lots of options to choose from. Most of the ambi charging handles on the market are very solidly made and function well. What Rainier Arms realized from the time they started designing the AVALANCHE is that many customers chose to purchase an ambi charging handle based on how it looks knowing that most are going to perform well. This brings up one of the most exciting features of the AVALANCHE which is that the end user can install different looking handles on the charging handle making it unique to their taste. 

Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 1

Currently I believe there are 3 different style extended handles and a few different colors for each. The AVALANCHE I was able to get my hands on features the round knurled handles. These are held in place by a screw with Loctite on the end and a set screw underneath the handle to guarantee its not going anywhere. 

Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 1

Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 1

The AVALANCHE is machined from 7075-T6 aluminum for a super strong main housing and shaft with a Stainless Steel latch which won’t wear down over years of use. The latch and both handles make up the moving parts of the charging handle and all pivot on beefed up roll pins that are capable of taking any abuse you give it.

Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 1

Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 1

So far so good. I’m really excited to be able to put the AVALANCHE to good use. Rainier Arms has hit the nail on the head with a super solid design and the idea to allow the end user to change the look of their charging handle whenever they want is genius. My first impression of the AVALANCHE definitely ranks it just as good as other ambi charging handles on the market in function and feel but none can compare when it comes to customization. Look for the AVALANCHE to be available for purchase very soon from www.RainierArms.com.

Overview / Initial Impressions of the AREA 53 Billet Lowers

Posted on June 30th, 2015 by ar15news

We were given the chance recently to take a look at a couple of lowers from AREA 53. AREA 53 is a company that I’ve heard of and seen pictures of their products but really wasn’t that familiar with. They primarily focus on billet uppers and lowers including many different models and customization options for their billet lowers. Below I’ve included some pictures of the AREA 53 billet lowers I have that will eventually get built up into complete lowers.

PACKAGING

The packaging for the AREA 53 lowers is very cool. The boxes have the AREA 53 logo on the outside and cutouts for the lowers on the inside. The cutout hugs the lowers very tight to keep them from getting damaged in shipping. The two lowers I have are the AR-15 “El Jefe” and AR-10 “El Capitan – Challenge Coin”. 

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 1

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 1

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 1

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

AR-15

The AR-15 model has a large AREA 53 logo on the right side mag well as well as an ambi bolt release. The finish is very clean and consistent with no sharp edges. It also features different selector markings where instead of machining in the markings they recessed the area around them so the “Auto – Fire – Safe” are raised. 

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

AR-10

The AR-10 model is very similar to the AR-15 model with exception of the larger mag well. The AR-10 model we received is also a different model that gives you a place to install a challenge coin on the right side of the mag well. These can be pretty cool if you have a neat Challenge Coin to put in them. They offer the Challenge Coin model in both AR-15 and AR-10 models. The AR-10 model also features an ambi bolt release as well. The finish on the AR-10 model is equally as nice and the anodizing is nice and consistent.

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

SPECIAL FEATURES

As mentioned before, both the AR-15 and AR-10 billet lowers from AREA 53 feature an ambi bolt release. The ambi bolt releases come pre-installed and function very smooth. 

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

Both lowers also feature a threaded bolt catch pin. The bolt catch pin is notoriously the most annoying roll pin to install on an AR so any time its replaced with a threaded bolt catch pin is a great thing. Another feature not shown is the upper tensioning screw that is present on both models.

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

The front of the AREA 53 mag wells have been contoured to give you the ability to use it as a grip for your support hand. It also gives the lowers a nice look as well. 

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

Our initial impressions parallel all of the very positive things we’ve heard from others who have used the AREA 53 billet receivers for their builds. AREA 53 appears to take great care in making sure their lowers look and feel great. A couple of things I would love to see AREA 53 offer are 45 degree selector compatibility and possibly and ambi mag release but the lowers are very capable as is. Pretty soon we’ll get these lowers built up and make sure they function as well as they look which I’m quite sure they will. If you’re interested in using the AREA 53 lowers in your next build, head on over to www.AREA53.com.

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AREA 53 Instagram

Zero Bravo RHS (Reversible Hand Stop) for M-LOK Rails

Posted on June 29th, 2015 by ar15news

The very popular Reversible Hand Stop or RHS from Zero Bravo is now available in an M-LOK compatible model. I have quite a few KeyMod RHS’s and they are one of the most comfortable hand stops out there. The RHS can be positioned in either direction giving you a lot of freedom with how you use the hand stop. With M-LOK being pushed heavily by Magpul and many other big name companies in the industry it is definitely here to stay. Now you can get the same comfortable RHS for your M-LOK rails. Check out the pics below then order one for yourself over at www.ZeroBravo.com

ZeroBravo RHS MLOK 1ZeroBravo RHS MLOK 1

CMT’s UHP15-PDW INTEGRATED LOWER SYSTEM Pre-Order

Posted on June 18th, 2015 by ar15news

The much anticipated UHP15-PDW Lower/Stock system is finally here. Cross Machine Tool just shipped the first units to Rainier Arms which should be arriving any day. This is a very high quality ambi billet lower that also includes an improved PDW style stock and Cheek Rest with many patent pending improvements. You can use any BCG you want as well which is a nice upgrade. If you are looking for a special lower to build an SBR with, something that not only is better than other designs but very limited in availability as well, this is for you. If you’re trying to build an SBR on a budget, you might as well just keep scrolling. :)

Pre-Orders are not usually something that Rainier Arms offers but with the limited availability and huge interest that is what they are offering. This first shipment should be in and shipping out to those who pre-order by June 23rd. Pre-order now at www.RainierArms.com.

Cross Machine Tool PDW Lower 1Cross Machine Tool PDW Lower 1Cross Machine Tool PDW Lower 1

Cross Machine Tool PDW Lower 1

The UHP15PDW Lower receiver features the Integration of a Patent Pending Monolithic adjustable PDW type stock system. This Patent Pending Monolithic stock/lower receiver design is the result of a collaboration between BattleArms Development & Cross Machine Tool. The UHP15PDW lower also includes the Ambi Bolt release & Ambi Mag Release Lever similiar to the UHP15A lower receiver. The Ambi Mag release Lever is designed to work in conjunction with the Standard Mil-Spec Mag catch arm without the requirement of proprietary components for proper function. This mag release lever design provides the user field repair options of the mag catch typically not found with most ambi mag release systems that utilize proprietary mag catch arms. The Ambi Mag Release features a raised fence on 3 sides to protect the mag release from accidental actuation during weapon use. The Bolt release Lever & Mag Release Lever feature aggressive Texturing to ensure proper finger placement & grip during actuation. The ambi bolt release, ambi mag release & buttstock adjustment rods are Black Nitrided for corrosion protection. The Integration of the stock rod system with the lower receiver creates a stonger continuous PDW platform & also allows for the addition of a cheek weld that extends with the buttstock not currently found with bolt on PDW stocks due to the bolt on housing design that extends rearward over the buffer tube.

 -  5 AXIS CNC MACHINED FROM 7075 T6 BILLET
 -  TYPE III CLASS II ANODIZED BLACK
 -  WIRE EDM MAG-WELL PROFILE
 -  .154” DIAMETER REAMED TRIGGER & HAMMER PIN HOLES
 -  MULTI CAL MARKED
 -  INTEGRALLY MACHINED TRIGGER GUARD
 -  3.3oz TUNGSTEN WEIGHTED BUFFER W/SPRING
 -  INDUSTRIES SMOOTHEST WIRE EDM CUT FLARED MAGWELL, COMPATIBLE WITH USGI AND 
    MAGPUL GEN 2/3 MAGAZINES
 -  NO ROLL PINS NEEDED FOR ASSEMBLY
 -  UPPER TENSIONING SCREW
 -  BOLT CATCH ASSEMBLY SCREW
 -  LIFETIME WARRANTY AGAINST MANUFACTURE DEFECTS
 -  AMBI BOLT RELEASE/ HARDWARE
 -  AMBI MAG ARM RELEASE LEVER
 -  PATENENT PENDING INTEGRATED 4 POSITION STOCK WITH 4 INCHES OF PULL
 -  PATENT PENDING PDW STOCK CHEEK WELD
 -  PATENT PENDING PDW INTEGRATED STOCK ROD LINEAR BUSHING GUIDANCE SYSTEM
 -  PATENT PENDING STOCK BALL LOCK MECHANISM
 -  COMPATIBLE WITH STANDARD LOWER PARTS KITS
 -  WEIGHT COMPLETLY ASSEMBLED- 2LBS 4OZ. ( wt. includes standard LPK & grip not 
    included with the UHP15PDW)

http://www.rainierarms.com/uhp15pdw-integrated-lower-system

SI-Defense .223/5.56 AMBI Billet Receiver Sets Now Available

Posted on June 16th, 2015 by ar15news

Man, I really need to go on vacation more often! Not for the obvious reasons but because all the good stuff happens when I’m out of town. For instance, SI-Defense released their new 5.56 AMBI Billet Receiver Sets. If you follow AR15NEWS on Instagram or Facebook you’ve no doubt seen our .308 rifle we built using a set of SI-Defense .308 AMBI receivers which have their mirrored ambi controls. After months of use with the .308 set I can personally tell you they are amazing and now you can actually get your hands on the long awaited .223/5.56 set with the exact same mirrored ambi controls. 

SIDefense 5.56 Ambi Set 1

SIDefense 5.56 Ambi Set 2

I’m a huge fan of Ambi Controls on my AR’s and the SI-Defense .308 and 5.56 receivers take that to the next level. Having the exact same controls, that work exactly the same, in the exact same place on your lower makes it very intuitive and very fast to get accustomed to. These receivers even have ambi takedown and pivot pins that can be installed facing in either direction giving you a truly ambi experience. 

If this sounds like what you’re looking for, head on over to www.SI-Defense.com and get your order in on the new 5.56 AMBI billet sets.

IRON VIPER Industries just released their new ambi safety selector called the MKII Viper Switch Fire Selector. The MKII Viper Switch Fire Selector features lets the user choose between a standard 90º throw (distance between SAFE and FIRE) or a shorter 55º throw length. At the same time you can also adjust the angle of the individual levers as well making it a very user configurable setup. From the photos you can tell the levers feature a very aggressive texture for use in all environments. These selectors come with everything you need to upgrade your AR including IRON VIPER’s “Captured Detent On Spring” which is pretty awesome. Black is available now but will have additional colors coming in a few months. Purchase the MKII Viper Switch Fire Selector for $74.99 with FREE SHIPPING in the U.S. at www.IV-Industries.com.

Iron Viper MKII Viper Switch Fire Selector 1 copy

Iron Viper MKII Viper Switch Fire Selector 1 copy

PRODUCT DETAILS
–  90º and 55º user-adjustable throw length
–  360º Adjustable angle on selector position
–  Captured detent on spring — no more flying or difficult to extract detents
–  Enhanced grip and user interface — works great with gloves or without
–  Selector switch made of 7075 T6 Alloy — light, but durable
–  Center barrel made from Stainless Steel — proven durability and wear
–  Olive Drab Green, Flat Dark Earth and Stealth Gray available July 2015
–  Matte Black available now

*FREE STANDARD SHIPPING TO ALL US STATES*

ABOUT MKII AR ACCESSORIES

Enhanced user interface, strong yet light materials, considered design, and customization — these are just some of the things we set out to deliver when we designed the IVI MKII AR accessory series.

While the appearance may not be entirely conventional, what is standard with IVI MKII accessories is the attention to detail, considered user ergonomics and interface needs, and a drive to provide users with confidence that all functions operate as needed, when needed.

http://www.iv-industries.com/ivi-gear/mkii-viper-switch-fire-selector

Sneak Peek!! Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle

Posted on May 16th, 2015 by ar15news

**Update 5-22-15:  More pictures added below.**

Rainier Arms is about 1-2 months out from releasing their new Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle. The Avalanche will feature modular latch handles that will come in different shapes, sizes and colors giving you the ability to customize it to your liking. Knowing the reputation that Rainier Arms carries, I’m sure this will be an absolutely awesome charging handle. Looking forward to seeing more of this product. This article will be updated with more pics and details as Rainier Arms releases them.

Rainier Arms Avalanch Ambi Charging Handle 1 copy

Rainier Arms Avalanch Ambi Charging Handle 2 copyRainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 3

Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 3Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 3

We understand the strong desire to customize our ARs. Coming SOON, the Rainier Arms Avalanche™ Charging Handle. It’s not only ambidextrous, it has interchangeable handles to suit your unique needs.

We will offer 3 main handle shapes. You can buy additional handles in different colors, etc to customize for feel, look & function. Retail will be $79.95 to $99.95 depending on configuration. We are at final stages of testing various coatings. We anticipate a launch date within 30-60 days!

More information to follow

www.RainierArms.com

The Redi-Catch – An Old Product I’ve Never Seen Before

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by ar15news

Every so often I run across a product that to me seems new but in reality its one I missed a long time ago and just didn’t know it existed. Last month, RECOIL published an online review of the Redi-Catch by Boonie Packer which seemed like a really cool new product but apparently its been around for some time. It allows you to lock back your bolt using the mag release button like the AXTS A-DAC system. If you want AXTS’ A-DAC system you have to buy a specific lower from a company that has paid to use that system. With the Redi-Catch you can virtually retrofit any AR lower to do the same thing using only a different magazine catch bar and an “S” shaped piece of Spring Wire. 

Boonie Packer Redi-Catch 1Photo by RECOILWEB.com

I’ve said it probably 100 times before but its probably worth saying again, “I couldn’t care less about an ambi bolt release” from a right handed shooters perspective. When I insert a mag, I slap the paddle with my left hand and the bolt goes home like it should. However, I find a ton of value in the idea of an ambi Bolt HOLD for clearing malfunctions, etc. I really have no need to lock the bolt back while shooting unless I am clearing a malfunction. With an ambi Bolt HOLD a right hand shooter can keep their shooting hand in its firing position. The Redi-Catch covers two steps to clearing a malfunction all in one. By depressing the mag release you are dropping the mag and able to lock the bolt back at the same tim reducing the overall time it takes to clear that malfunction and get back into shooting steel…or bad guys, just depends on the activities for the day. 

The Redi-Catch can be purchased for just $34.95 on www.Redi-Mag.com

Read the RECOIL Review of the Redi-Catch at www.RECOILWEB.com

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