Category Archives: Ambidextrous Stuff

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.

AERO Precision AR15 Fathers Day Sale

Arisaka Defense AR-15 Father’s Day Sale

Arisaka Defense Fathers Day Sale

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

www.ArisakaDefense.com

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)

http://forwardcontrolsdesign.com/EMR-A_p_78.html

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.

SanTanTactical Memorial Day Sale

 

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.

www.GriffinArmament.com

Agency Arms has some overrun AR parts from their Agency Arms Classified rifles that they are offering at a great price for Black Friday. The star of the sale is the Agency Arms logo’d RAPTOR ambi charging handle that usually only comes with a full Classified Rifle but is available separately right now only for just $70. The sale actually starts now so don’t wait. 

www.AgencyArms.com 

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The F1 Firearms Black Friday Sale officially starts 11/24/16 but that doesn’t mean we can’t tell you what the deals will be ahead of time. So far they’ve announced the following deals. 1. They are introducing their new Ambi Safety Selectors and making them available for just $40. 2. They have their UDR-15-3G Universal Billet Upper on sale for just $140 and 3. They will have their 16″ Medium Contour Barrels on sale. See details for all sales below and be ready to get in on these deals staring Thanksgiving day at www.F-1Firearms.com.

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The Battle Arms Development BLACK FRIDAY SALE STARTS TODAY through Sunday, November 27th at 11:59pm PT. There are three different tiers to this sale. Basically, spend $100 or more and get a free BAD-ATG grip. If you spend over $200 you can choose to upgrade the freebie to a BAD-EPS-Ti (Titanium Takedown Pin Set) and if you spend over $300 you can upgrade to a free BAD-ASS ambi safety selector. These are not stackable, meaning you can’t get all 3. The more you spend the nicer the single free product is. Details and specific discount codes to use are listed below. Get in on this deal at www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com.

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>$100 or more purchase in the Cart first, add any color BAD-ATG to cart and then enter code FREE-GRIP in the discount codes’ field – click “APPLY” before proceeding to checkout.

>$200 or more purchase in the Cart first, add BAD-EPS-Ti to cart and then enter code FREE-EPSTI in the discount codes’ field – click “APPLY” before proceeding to checkout.

>$300 or more purchase in the Cart first, add BAD-ASS to cart and then enter code FREE-BAD-ASS in the discount codes’ field – click “APPLY” before proceeding to checkout.

**One promo Code per purchase – Not Stackable!!** One promotional item per qualified purchase. While supplies last. **CODES will be valid only until November 27th, 2016 at 11:59pm PT – NO EXCEPTIONS** Happy Shopping!

http://www.battlearmsdevelopment.com

We received an email from UCWRG (Umbrella Corporation Weapons Research Group) the other day that had some good intel in it and wanted to share it with anyone who didn’t receive the email as well.

If you resisted the urge to immediately click over and buy one of the UCWRG Raptor charging handles that were back in-stock and kept reading they included some good info on what changes are going on at UCWRG right now. New UCWRG BCGs will be released soon and they continue to have an issue with getting forgings that are up to their high quality standards. 

If you kept reading past that you get to what we all are interested in…UCWRG BILLET!! I am fortunate to own one of the very first UCWRG billet ambi lowers ever made and love it (its featured in a  lot of my SBR photos). UCWRG has never been able to keep up with demand for their products but it appears they may have figured out some of their production dilemmas as they are about to release a NEW billet lower and drumroll….billet upper. Photos and details below.

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We have a new billet lower design complete and we’re excited to get them out there. While we’d like to have receivers ready before the election, we’re pushing to have them finished before Christmas. Timelines can change, especially after November. Like our first billet design these will include the ADAC for right side bolt catch. We’ve made a few improvements to this lower; the magwell bevel is deeper and by popular request we’ve added a tension screw. You might also notice we’ve switched the logo from the 3D version to our standard deep laser engraved umbrella. These lower receivers still feature our unique magwell geometry and are WEDM cut for an even smoother finish. Billet uppers will follow soon after the lowers are released to complete the pair.

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So, if you’ve wanted to get on the UCWRG train, your chance might be coming sooner than you realize. I hope this means good things going forward for UCWRG and they do make a phenomenal product. Getting it out to the consumers is the key. You can check out all of the UCWRG products at www.UCWRG.com.

Pretty sure I have a QD End Plate on just about every rifle I’ve ever built but they all require you to get your big (sometimes gloved) hands into this tiny area to attach/detach the QD sling swivel. The new Sloped Quick Disconnect End Plate (SQD-EP) addresses that issue and gives you a nice ambi QD sling mount. It also covers up some of the castle nut for a cleaner look. I will definitely pick one of these up for my next build and see how it goes. Looks like a great design. Read more about it and check out the pics below.

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The Phase 5 Sloped Quick Disconnect End Plate (SQD-EP) was designed to replace the standard AR15/M4 carbine end plate. While still meeting the requirements of the original design, the SQD-EP is lighter and QD Swivel compatible.

PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA FROM USA RAW BILLET 7075-T6 ALUMINUM.

– Compatible with mil-spec carbine reciever extensions, commercial-spec reciever extensions, and all Phase 5 Pistol Buffer Tubes on nearly all AR15/M4/.308 AR Variant lower recievers.
– Lightweight and sturdy 7075-T6 billet aluminum construction is about 80% stronger than 6061-T6 aluminum.
– Uses a standard AR15/M4 carbine Lower reciever extension castle nut (not included).
– Accepts all push button QD swivels and QD slings.
– QD mount is at a 30 Degree angle from the lower reciever to allow a 360 Degree rotation for ambidextrious use.
– Lighter than the standard stamped steel reciever extention end plate (0.39 oz vs 0.48 oz.

The SQD-EP is in-stock and shipping now. Normally I would just link to the manufacturer  (Phase5WSI.com) for new product announcements but I also just noticed that these are available at an intro price at www.RainierArms.com now through 9/15/16. 

Rainier Arms recently introduced their new Mod3 version of the very popular RUC (Rainier Urban Carbine) rifle. The new RUC Mod3 rifles basically build on what Rainier Arms already proved was not only a great performing rifle but also an outstanding value by adding the new 14″ Night Rail and a set of Magpul MBUS PRO backup sights. The rifle also features a 14.5″ CHF barrel, Rainier Arms XTC2.0 muzzle brake and Ambi Safety, Magpul MOE+ grip, B5 Systems stock, RA UltraMatch BCG and on and on. You can choose between Black anodized or a Concrete color cerakote finish. All rifles come with a hard case as well.

If you’re looking for a rifle that is ready to go, right out of the box, there aren’t too many options put together as well as the new Rainier Arms RUC Mod3 rifle. 

Rainier Arms RUC Mod3 – BLACK

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Rainier Arms RUC Mod3 – Concrete

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