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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

Looking for a more cost effective alternative to the Sig SB15 Arm Brace for your AR Pistol? Check out the the new KAK Industry “Shockwave” Pistol Buffer Tube which is designed to perfectly interface with the new Shockwave Blade Pistol Stabilizer. The buffer tube features 12 dimples that interact with the Blade’s “anti-rotation / anti-thrust” set screw to adjust position for comfort as well as keeps the Blade from spinning on the buffer tube. Sounds like a great setup and at just $95 for the complete kit (about half the price of a Sig SB15 Arm Brace and Buffer Tube Kit) its a great deal too. Purchases of the complete KAK/Shockwave Kit or the individual parts can be made at www.KAKIndustry.com. Dealer inquiry information  is at the bottom of the press release.

Oxnard, CA (April 6, 2015)—KAK Industry, a leader in firearms component manufacturing, announces that is has secured the exclusive distribution rights to Shockwave Technologies’ line of Blade pistol stabilizers. KAK also reveals that it has developed a custom buffer tube for the Blade.

KAK Shockwave Blade Pistol Buffer Tube Kit 1

The class 3 hard-anodized tube features 12 length-adjustment settings. Its anti-rotation and anti-thrust design mean that the Blade stays put without sliding forward or spinning. The tube is flush with rear of Blade when it’s installed fully forward. When installed fully out, the assembly is incredibly rigid.

KAK Shockwave Blade Pistol Buffer Tube Kit 2

KAK Shockwave Blade Pistol Buffer Tube Kit 2

Being of the castle nut design, the KAK Shockwave tube accepts all carbine buffer systems, mil-spec receiver endplates, and aftermarket endplates. Kurt Kosman, president of KAK Industry, remarked, “Our two innovative companies have combined efforts to bring a higher-quality, easier-to-use, more-affordable pistol stabilizing system to the market.”

“Teaming up with KAK Industry is a smart step for our small company,” stated Marty Ewer, owner of Shockwave. “We have a product that is an immediate hit with anybody who sees it. KAK is well-respected in the industry for its quality products and excellent customer service. And they have the resources to really catapult the Blade into the industry spotlight—pairing it with their KAK Shockwave tube and getting the system in front of virtually everybody through its rapidly expanding dealer network.”

KAK Industry will retail Blade pistol stabilizers, KAK Shockwave tubes, and package deals online as well as provide wholesale pricing to Web-based resellers and brick-and-mortar shops. Dealers interested in retailing the Blade should contact KAK Industry through their website (www.kakindustry.com) or by phone at 805-981-4734. Shockwave will also retail Blade pistol stabilizers, KAK Shockwave tubes, and kits through its website and other Internet channels. “Our goal is to make the Blade pistol stabilizer and KAK Shockwave tube 2015’s must-have accessories,” added Kosman. For more information, contact KAK Industry at 805-981-4734 or Shockwave Technologies at 801-815-5178.

http://www.kakindustry.com/shockwave

NEW!! Magpul QDM Sling Swivel Video

Posted on April 1st, 2015 by ar15news

Magpul just released a video showing off their new Magpul QDM Sling Swivel. The QDM Sling Swivel with a dual push button release that allows the user to pinch both buttons to release the sling instead of pushing in on the middle button. The QDM Sling Swivel can not be removed unless both buttons are pinched at the same time preventing accidental removal. Check out the video below for more information.

Magpul QDM Sling Swivel

The Magpul QDM is a melonited, heavy duty upgrade to standard quick detach sling swivels. The innovative design allows for a lower profile sling swivel that offers one-handed manipulation, an optimized bale that rotates freely and canalizes rifle slings to prevent rollover, and superior resistance to corrosion.

–  2-point engagement prevents accidental release.
–  Optimized bale for sling management
–  Fits all standard sized QD cups
–  Designed to work with 1 1/4” slings
–  Superior corrosion resistance
–  Made in U.S.A.

www.Magpul.com

Here’s a short video on the Magpul QDM Sling Swivel — a small product with some big features.

Posted by Magpul Industries Corp. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Here’s a look at one of the American Defense Mfg UIC-10A Rifle pre-production prototypes. The UIC-10A .308 rifle will feature similar ambidextrious controls and billet receivers that we’ve seen from their 5.56/.223 line. They will also feature 416R Stainless Steel barrels that are 1:10 twist. They will be available in a 14.5″ midlength, 16″ rifle length, and possibly an 18″ rifle length and 20″ in 6.5 Creedmoor.

ADM UIC10A 308 Rifle Prototype 1ADM UIC10A 308 Rifle Prototype 1

I’m really digging these new rifles that American Defense Mfg has been coming out with. Their 5.56 line of rifles have already been shown to be great rifles and I’m sure these new .308’s will be the same. I’ve heard from numerous people that the ambi controls are extremely intuitive and work great. 

You can check out all of the new ADM Rifles at www.ADMFirearms.com.

For all other ADM Scope Mounts, Rifle Components and Accessories go to www.ADM-MFG.com.

BCM’s New KeyMod Light Mounts Are In-stock and Shipping

Posted on March 17th, 2015 by ar15news

BCM just introduced 3 new low profile KeyMod light mounts using their new patent pending anchoring system. The new BCMGUNFIGHTER line of light mounts consists of a modular 1913 Light Mount for lights such as the INFORCE WML, modular Scout Light Mount for use with SureFire Scout Lights and a 1″ Ring Light Mount that will work with most handheld tactical lights with a 1″ body. All three of these new mounts are in-stock and shipping now and at just $39.95 a piece, they represent a great price point as well. Take a look at the pics below, then head on over to www.BravoCompanyUSA.com to get your order in while they’re in-stock.

BCM GUNFIGHTER KeyMod Light Mounts 1

BCM GUNFIGHTER KeyMod Light Mounts 2

BCM GUNFIGHTER KeyMod Light Mounts 3

BCM GUNFIGHTER KeyMod Light Mounts 4

BCM GUNFIGHTER KeyMod Light Mounts 5

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=BCM+Light+Mounts

New!! Gear Sector Rail Mount Offset QD Socket

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

Gear Sector recently introduced their new Mod3 1913 Rail Mount Offset QD Socket. Gear Sector is known for making high quality, battle proven products and the Mod3 builds on that reputation. By offsetting the QD socket they were able to make it about half as wide as their original sling mount and also makes a more low profile design. Weight was reduced by 30% for the Mod3 with the weight coming in at less than 1/2 of an ounce including mounting hardware which is pretty impressive.

Gear Sector Offset QD 1 copy

These offset QD Sockets work great for adjusting where on your rail your 2-point sling attaches. The mount is low profile enough that you can easily run it on the top rail section without it being in the way at all or could be mounted in either direction on any rail section to accommodate grips, etc. I placed mine on the top rail section just to the rear of where my support hand grips the rail as you can see in the pictures below.

Gear Sector Offset QD 1 copy

Gear Sector Offset QD 1 copy

The Patented Pending Gear Sector™ Rail Mount Offset QD Socket provides a forward mounting location for those who wish to utilize our two or three point sling with our QD push button adapter. It can also be used with a variety of other quick detach push button swivels commercially available. We designed the mount to fit perfectly flush with the Tango Down® rail panels to provide an uninterrupted rail space. The socket was designed and machined to prevent rotation which in turn prevents your sling from becoming twisted. It offsets the quick detach swivel 45 degrees allowing the weapon to hang more naturally when slung across the chest in a ready position. It comes complete with all mounting hardware, screws, hex keys, and Vibra-Tite® to make installation fast and easy. Mod 3 components feature a 30% reduction in weight; an 1144 StressProof® heat treated full width steel index, as well as the ability to index your swivel in 8 different clock positions!

MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION

The Gear Sector™ Rail Mount Offset QD Socket is constructed using multiple base materials and is precision CNC machined from billet stock. Material and finish processes are outlined below:

–  Base Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
–  Base Finish: Military Specification ( MIL-A-8625F ) Type III, Class II Hard Coat
–  Index Material: 1144 StressProof® heat treated steel
–  Index Finish: Nitrocarburising by Nitrotec®
–  Weight: 0.48 ozs.
–  Compliance: 100% Berry Amendment Compliant
–  Origin: Proudly Made in the USA

The new Gear Sector Rail Mount Offset QD Sockets are now available for purchase at www.GearSector.com. They also have a ton of other accessories such as my personal favorite Short Vertical Grip and an awesome Hand Stop. Be sure to head on over and check out the awesomeness.

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