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KAK Industry 300BLK Upper Build – Running Great!

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by ar15news

KAK Industry is a company we ran across by chance and pretty much fell in love with. They make some really awesome stuff including multiple different types of buffer tubes, barrels, flash hiders, compensators, etc. and the company’s owned and operated by a great guy. These aren’t products they source out and just laser their name on either. They seriously make these right there in their shop. We love to support Americans who are making great products and KAK Industry is just that. Lately I’ve posted about some KAK parts and people have been asking who they were and what the quality was like so I wanted to write something up regarding my personal experience with their parts.

I originally approached Kurt to ask about his Fluted Pistol Buffer Tube that caught my eye in some photos. After talking a bit he asked if I was interested in checking out one of their 300BLK barrels, shoot the heck out of it and send it back when I was done. Of course I was interested so he sent me a barrel, gas tube, gas block and one of their KAK KeyMod rails. I already had a stripped upper laying around and a Smith Enterprise 7.62 Vortex flash hider. All of the parts appeared to be very well spec’d and went together with no issues. Using a Geissele Automatics REACTION ROD I was able to assemble the upper in no time.

KAK 300BLK with SanTan BAD CMC Magpul 2

KAK 300BLK with SanTan BAD CMC Magpul 2

I decided to use my San Tan Tactical STT-15 billet ambi lower with a CMC Triggers Flat 3.5lb drop-in trigger, a Battle Arms Development safety and Magpul furniture to finish off the build. I also used a set of Troy sights and as you can sort of see in the picture above the front sight has a Blitzkrieg Components Chevron FSP in it. 

One of the things I’m very careful about with 300BLK is making sure myself, or anyone else shooting my guns, can’t accidentally mistake a mag full of 5.56 for 300BLK or vice versa. That never ends well so I had my buddy Adam over at A Breon Custom make me a PMAG with the 300 BLACKOUT text on the sides and I make sure ONLY 300BLK gets put in the mag. This is especially important if you’re taking another upper or rifle with you.

KAK 300BLK with SanTan BAD CMC Magpul 2

The overall feel of this rifle is great. As with most KeyMod handguards, it’s very smooth so there’s no need for gloves really. It’s also very lightweight. The top 1913 Picatinny rail is removable so you could technically have a completely round smooth tube if you didn’t need that top rail, such as on a build with a red dot and no BUIS, etc. 

KAK 300BLK with SanTan BAD CMC Magpul 2

So far I’ve got a few hundred rounds through the rifle with no issues at all. It’s run like a champ even during our harsh Winter we’ve just come out of. With this rifle I wasn’t really going for a long distance build or anything but it has been very accurate and consistent. The 416 Stainless barrel looks as good as it shoots too.  The carbine length gas system has been perfect with no FTE/FTF’s and bolt locks back on empty mag every time. Overall…I’d have to say it’s been awesome. 

All I wanted to do with this article is to show you an upper I built using KAK parts that has been very reliable and accurate. It’s not a paid article (Just FYI, I never charge anything for articles). This was written for you guys who have asked what the quality is like and hopefully the next time you’re in the market for some new parts you’ll have another source to check out. As usual, I’ve put links to most of the items used in this article so you can get additional details and even purchase if you desire to. 

KAK Industry 16″ 300BLK 1/8 416 Stainless Barrel
KAK Industry Upper Parts (Gas Block, Gas Tube)
KAK Industry 12.5″ KeyMod Handguard
CMC Triggers 3.5lb Trigger
Smith Enterprise 7.62 Vortex Flash Hider
A Breon Custom Mag
San Tan Tactical STT-15 Grenade Lower (use code “
AR15newsLuckyCode” to save $40)

NEW!! Midwest Industries KeyMod Panel Covers

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by ar15news

Midwest Industries is one of the companies that has been really branching out of late. At one point they were best known for their nice AR-15 rail systems. Now they make rails for .308 rifles, KeyMod hand guards, have their own billet receivers and even offer complete rifles too. Just the other day they came out with another new product which is their new KeyMod Panel Covers. 

The new KeyMod Panel Covers use mechanical fasteners to attach to the handguard which makes them extremely secure. These will be sold in kits that come with 3 covers (a 3 slot, 4 slot and 5 slot). The 3 slot covers are available in both the standard flat style or with a built-in Handstop. 

Midwest Industries KeyMod Panel Covers 1

Midwest Industries KeyMod Panel Covers 1

Midwest Industries KeyMod Panel Covers 1

These covers when placed on the MI-SSK handguard which has an outside diameter of 1.5” only increases it to 1.760” with the panels installed. The three panels with all flats weigh in at .8oz and will retail for $22.50. The three panel kit with the hand stop panel weighs in at .9oz and will retail for $24.95. Available for purchase soon at www.MidwestIndustriesInc.com.

You can also follow Midwest Industries on Facebook.

It’s Back!! Rainier Arms Upper Receiver Combo Deal

Posted on March 31st, 2014 by ar15news

Awhile back Rainier Arms came out with a great combo set which included their high quality mil spec M4 Forged Upper Receiver (includes forward assist and dust cover), a Rainier Arms Raptor ambi charging handle and a Rainier Arms Full Auto BCG. By bundling these together you can save over $50 on some really high quality parts for your build. At that time these sold out really fast. Just the other day I received an email saying they are back in-stock. This is the perfect way to start off a really high quality upper build. Check out the pics and details below. This upper combo can be purchased right now at www.RainierArms.com.

Rainier Arms Forged Upper Raptor Charging Handle Thunderbolt BCG 1 Rainier Arms Forged Upper Raptor Charging Handle Thunderbolt BCG 1

Introducing our Rainier Arms Upper Package. We have combined our Rainier Arms forged mil-spec upper receiver, Rainier Arms Raptor™, and Rainier Arms BCG phosphate to help our customers in completing their builds.

Upper Receiver Features:
-  Made from 7075 – T6 aluminum
-  Type III hard coat anodized
-  Matte black finish
-  Dry lube coating: Inside to reduce wear and adds lubricity
-  ”T – Marked” engraved
-  M4 Feed Ramp

BCG Features:
-  Full Auto Carrier
-  Heat Treated
-  MP Tested Bolt
-  Shot Peened

www.RainierArms.com

NEW!! Impact Weapons Components SCAR QD Sling Mount

Posted on March 28th, 2014 by ar15news

Every so often we’ll run across an item that, while it may not be an AR-15 related product, merits posting about on the website. One of our friends in the industry, Impact Weapons Components, makes a ton of products for different popular weapon platforms. Lately they’ve created some really cool products for the FN SCAR series of rifles. As with most rifles, the manufacturer never really thinks through the design 100% which leaves some room for improvement. If you’re familiar with the FN SCAR you’ll know that they don’t come with any QD Sling Mounts anywhere on the gun. Seems kind of odd for such a pricey rifle. Instead they have 3 small loops to attach hooks or shackles to which isn’t always preferred. IWC has come up with a pretty slick solution to this problem.

Basically they have machined very small rotation limited QD Sling Mounts out of solid 303 Stainless Steel that fit right into the existing sling loops and lock in place. This now gives you easy to access QD Sling Mounts for any FN SCAR and opens up your options when picking a sling for your rifle. They even thought to make one for you lefties that mounts on the right side of the rifle as well. 

IWC SCAR QD Sling Mount 2

IWC SCAR QD Sling Mount 2

The SCAR QD Sling Mounts are Black Melonite coated as shown in the image below which gives them excellent wear and corrosion resistance. Obviously not everyone has an FN SCAR and not every FN SCAR owner will feel the need to upgrade to QD Sling Mounts but if you’re one that has wished there was a high quality (not cheap aluminum) option to fix this issue, this is the product you’ve been waiting for.

IWC SCAR QD Sling Mount 2

These new SCAR QD Sling Mounts cost less than $35 and are now available for purchase at www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. As with most products on IWC’s website, use the code “ar15news” at checkout to save 5%. GeT sOmE!!

www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com

AERO Precision – FREE SHIPPING

Posted on March 27th, 2014 by ar15news

AERO Precision is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $150 through the end of the month.  If you’ve been sitting on the fence just waiting on that little extra push to buy some new parts, this just might do the trick. Basically this means all of the new AERO Precision barrels will qualify for Free Shipping. So will the COP Uppers, Stripped Receiver Sets (Upper and Lower together), Gen2 Ambi Lowers or any other combination of parts that gets you over the $150 mark. Head on over and check out the products on their website. We’ve written a lot about AERO Precision parts. They make great quality products at a very affordable price point. www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com

AERO Precision Receiver COP LowerHere is one of my complete AERO Precision rifles (except the barrel). AERO Precision mid length COP upper with a Gen1 Ambi lower. The Aimpoint is mounted in an AERO Precision 30mm Cantilever Scope Mount.

March End Plate Madness Sale at Damage Industries

Posted on March 25th, 2014 by ar15news

One of the things I love most about Damage Industries is that they only put out very high quality parts. I’ve used their parts on many rifles and have never regretted it and I’ve never heard of anyone who has. Another reason I like them so much…they like to put together a sale once a month and we all love a good sale. This month they’ve put all of their AR-15 End Plate’s on sale. Plus you can add a QD Swivel for just $10. Check out the details below. 

620 End Plate Madness

END PLATE MADNESS SALE!
All styles of our end plates are on sale – PLUS add a qd swivel to your end plate order for only $10! (Tell us in your order comments which swivel you want, or we’ll pick one at random for you.)

USGI M4 End Plate $2.10
Ambi Snap Hook End Plate $10.00
Tri QD End Plate $24
Ambi QD End Plate $24
Single QD End Plate $13.50
Thin Profile Single QD End Plate (Steel or Aluminum) $13.50
MAD End Plate Mk I (Multi-Adaptable Design) $17.00
MAD End Plate Mk II (Multi-Adaptable Design) $15.00

Sale link: http://damageindustriesllc.com/product-category/169

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