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Rainier Arms AVALANCHE Ambi Charging Handles Now Available

Posted on August 22nd, 2015 by ar15news

Rainier Arms has just released their much anticipated AVALANCHE Ambi Charging Handles for sale. Rainier Arms set out to create the best ambi charging handle on the market while giving users the ability to customize the charging handle like they do the rest of their AR. The AVALANCHE features a very cool look while incorporating the ability to swap out the latch handles for different styles. If you’re looking for a new ambi charging handle that isn’t the same old boring thing everyone else has, this is it!

www.RainierArms.com

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Rainier Arms Avalanche A.I. (Ambidextrous Interchangeable) Charging Handle 5.56 supports the uniqueness of today’s shooter while combining the performance you have come to expect from Rainier Arms.

The Avalanche’s unique interchangeable handles offer a customized look and feel while supporting individual shooting styles, preserving the fast and fluid motion from either their strong side or support side.

Made in the USA from aircraft grade 7075 aluminum

www.RainierArms.com

Griffin Armament SN-ACH Ambi Charging Handle with Gas Port

Posted on August 15th, 2015 by ar15news

The new Griffin Armament SN-ACH or Suppressor Normalized Ambi Configurable Handles are back in-stock. The new SN-ACH ambi charing handle features a gas port on the right side that redirects gas away from the face of the shooter. It also features ambi modular handles that can be easily swapped out for smaller or lager handles. 

Griffin Armament SN-ACH 4

Normally when you shoot an AR-15, the gasses that make your gun function are expelled through the ejection port but during suppressed shooting there are excess gasses and pressure that usually forces gas right into the face of the shooter through the charging handle opening at the rear of the upper. By machining a gas port on the portion of the charging handle that is outside of the receiver, the SN-ACH allows most of those excess gasses to exit away from the shooter.

Griffin Armament SNACH 5

Griffin Armament SNACH 5

Griffin Armament SNACH 5

If you’re looking for an extremely robust ambi charing handle or shoot suppressed and are tired of getting gas to the face, the Griffin Armament SN-ACH is an option to look at. Head on over to www.GriffinArmament.com and snag one before they’re sold out again.

New!! Mega Arms .308 SLIDE LOCK Ambi Charging Handle

Posted on August 11th, 2015 by ar15news

Mega Arms just let us know they are now shipping the .308 version of their popular SLIDE LOCK ambi charging handle. As you may recall, the SLIDE LOCK is an ambi charging handle that does not have the usual latch required to release the charging handle. Instead it uses spring pressure to keep the charging handle in place until you pull back on either side of it at which time it releases and functions exactly like any other charging handle. With the popularity of the Mega Arms MATEN and the AR-10 in general soaring this has been something people have been asking for more and more. Now that Mega Arms has started shipping units, all you have to do is keep an eye out at the typical Mega Arms dealers such as Rainier Arms and snag one when they come in.

Mega Arms SLIDE LOCK Ambi Charging Handle 308 1

Mega Arms SLIDE LOCK Ambi Charging Handle 308 1

Mega Arms SLIDE LOCK Ambi Charging Handle 308 1

FEATURES
–  Cutting edge new design. Does not require a latch to be pulled to release charging handle.
–  Made from 7075-T651 billet aluminum.
–  Black Nitrided latch
–  Compatible with any 308/Large Frame, Semi Auto upper.
–  SL-4000 for MATEN / AR-10 MSRP $68

San Tan Tactical Weekend Sale

Posted on August 1st, 2015 by ar15news

If you’ve been eyeing a San Tan Tactical billet upper, billet ambi lower or complete receiver set you need to get in on this deal. The San Tan Tactical billet receivers are seriously some of the nicest made receivers you can buy. Right now you can purchase any San Tan Tactical product and SAVE 15% plus get FREE SHIPPING. Just use the code “SUMMER SCORCHER” at checkout on www.SanTanTactical.com.

San Tan Tactical Sale 2San Tan Tactical billet receiver set. (Photo courtesy of CrossFire)

San Tan Tactical Sale 1

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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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

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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.

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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

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