Category Archives: Barrels

Right now the AR market is kind of in a slump which sucks for retailers and manufactures but it is kind of awesome for us AR builders. This forces the manufacturers and retailers to bring out new products on a regular basis and those products have to offer more bang for the buck than when the market is at its peak. Case in point are these new QPQ barrels from AIM Surplus. All 3 of the barrels come with a QPQ finish for durability and corrosion resistance AND they include a low profile gas block that has already been drilled and pinned to the barrel which is the best way to make sure you’ve got a bomb proof setup. These are averrable in three different lengths which are 11.5″ Carbine, 16″ Mid and 18″ SPR Rifle and start at just $139.95. Check out the details below.

AIM Surplus QPQ AR Barrels

We are proud to introduce our 5.56 chambered AR Barrels. They are machined from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium steel with a QPQ Corrosion Resistant Finish and QPQ coated M4 feed ramp extension. They ship with a .750 IN. Low Profile gas block that is pinned and set screwed to the barrel. We are having these barrels manufactured to our exacting standards, we can offer you the customer a quality military grade product at a reasonable price. An incredible value. Made in America!

AIM .223/5.56 QPQ 11.5IN. CARBINE LENGTH AR Barrel w/ Gas Block Specifications:
– Length: 11.5 IN.
– Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
– Profile: Government
– Finish: QPQ Corrosion Resistant
– Gas System Length: CARBINE Length
– Gas Block Journal: .750 INCH
– Twist Rate: 1:7 inches
– Muzzle: 1/2×28 Threaded
– Weight: 1.3 lbs (Includes Gas Block)

AIM .223/5.56 QPQ 16IN. MID-LENGTH AR Barrel w/ Gas Block Specifications:
– Length: 16 IN.
– Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
– Profile: Government
– Finish: QPQ Corrosion Resistant
– Gas System Length: Mid-Length
– Gas Block Journal: .750 INCH
– Twist Rate: 1:7 inches
– Muzzle: 1/2×28 Threaded
– Weight: 1.8 lbs (Includes Gas Block)

AIM .223/5.56 QPQ 18IN. SPR RIFLE LENGTH AR Barrel w/ Gas Block Specifications:
– Length: 18 IN.
– Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
– Profile: SPR
– Finish: QPQ Corrosion Resistant
– Gas System Length: RIFLE Length
– Gas Block Journal: .750 INCH
– Twist Rate: 1:7 inches
– Muzzle: 1/2×28 Threaded
– Weight: 2.6 lbs (Includes Gas Block)

Purchase at: http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?groupid=8453

DRACOS Barrels just launched their new website and are taking preorders on the StraightJacket Barrel System. The StraightJacket Barrel System consists of a barrel housed inside of a proprietary “jacket”. The jacket increases the accuracy of the barrel by acting as a heatsink to pull heat from the barrel into the jacket and also by increasing the rigidity of the barrel itself so there is less barrel whip. Heat and Harmonics are two things you need to control to really improve accuracy and the StraightJacket Barrel System does both.

Dracos Barrels StraightJacket System 1

Preorders are live and all orders placed now will be shipping in the next 6-8 weeks. DRACOS StraightJacket Barrels are available in 243 Win, 260 REM, .308, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6mm Creedmoor and 7mm-08 REM at www.DRACOSBarrels.com.

Rainier Arms has a Barrel Blowout Sale going on right now with savings of up to 50% off ALL Rainier Arms UltraMatch barrels. The UltraMatch series of barrels is Rainier Arms’ flag ship line of barrels made from Stainless Steel Match Grade Shilen Blanks and features a proprietary contour. If you’re looking to start a new build with an awesome barrel, this is a great deal to get in on. Don’t wait too long though as it looks like they’re already selling out. 

www.RainierArms.com

Rainier Arms UltraMatch Barrels

Cincinnati, Ohio, March 8th, 2017 – Faxon Firearms, manufacturer of the ARAK-21 piston upper, XRS rifle, AR-15 barrels and many new products to come, is pleased to announce the new CL5R (Chrome-Lined, 5R) series of barrels which will be distributed exclusively through Rainier Arms.

The barrels will be available in both 5.56×45 (7.5”, 10.5” and 16”) and 300BLK (8.5” and 10.5”) featuring the Rainier Arms Custom Medium barrel profile. Additional lengths and calibers may be added based on customer demand.

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“Combining our experience producing thousands of M240 and machine gun barrels, renowned AR-15 barrels, and a disdain for status-quo, Faxon is pleased to offer exclusively through Rainier Arms, the new CL5R (Chrome-Lined, 5R) series of barrels. The new barrels combine Faxon’s know-how, mil-spec proven coatings, and Rainier’s profiles – creating a strong heart for any duty-rated rifle.” said Nathan Schueth – Director of Sales and Product Management

“CL5R barrels feature mil-spec chrome lining completed in the same facility as 1’000s of military barrels. Chrome increases resistance to abrasion, wear, and corrosion which greatly increasing barrel life. The exterior of the barrel is manganese phosphate coated. Rifling is 5R for increased accuracy and velocity and NATO spec chambers aid reliability.”

Specification:
– Barrel Material: 4150 GBQ Mil-Spec Steel
– Barrel Type: Button Rifled, 5R Style
– Barrel Caliber: 5.56×45 or 300BLK
– Barrel Twist: 1/7 for 5.56 and 1/8 for 300BLK
– Barrel Profile: Rainier Custom Medium
– Inside Finish: Hard Chrome
– Outside Finish: Mil-Spec Manganese Phosphate
– Gas Block Diameter: .750″
– Gas Block Journal Length: 1.9”
– Barrel Extension: M4
– Magnetic Particle Inspected!
– 11-degree Target Crown

For more information or to purchase the new Faxon Firearms CL5R barrels please follow the links below to the Rainier Arms website as the new barrels are in-stock and ready to ship.

Rainier Arms – Faxon Firearms CL5R (Chrome-Lined 5R) 5.56X45 barrels

Rainier Arms – Faxon Firearms CL5R (Chrome-Lined 5R) 300BLK barrels

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About Faxon Firearms: Faxon Firearms engineers and manufactures the ARAK-21 complete upper receiver, AR-15 and AR-10 barrels, Handguards, Muzzle Devices and many other products as well as OEM manufacturing for other well respected companies in the industry.

http://faxonfirearms.com

About Rainier Arms: Rainier Arms was started by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. We specialize in high end AR15s/M16s, parts & accessories. “If we won’t use it, we won’t sell it.” Founded in 2005, Rainierarms.com already has more than 2456 unique products, and growing. Our technical advisory team consists of enthusiasts, law enforcement, & military personnel that continue to make our offerings unique and desirable in the market place.

https://www.rainierarms.com

Just prior to SHOT Show 2017 I met a guy named Aaron. Aaron has used his manufacturing knowledge to start Black Stone Firearms and produce some very impressive match grade barrels that are sleeved in a floating carbon fiber tube.

Black Stone Firearms Carbon Fiber Barrel 1

The carbon fiber tube has vent holes drilled into it to offer rapid heat dissipation. Not only are these barrels sub-moa accurate but they are extremely light and do not heat up nearly as much as a normal AR barrel. They’ve put over 100 rounds through a barrel in a very short time and without letting it cool down are able to grab the barrel and pick the rifle up by it. 

Black Stone Firearms Carbon Fiber Barrel 2

Black Stone Firearms Carbon Fiber Barrel 2

These barrels are 416R stainless steel, double stress relieved and hand lapped. They will be retailing starting at $629. Barrel weights are 16″ 25.6oz., 18″ 27.8oz. and 20″ 29.8oz. As usual, my friends at Rainier Arms have secured the initial release of these awesome barrels. Keep an eye out for these to be up on www.RainierArms.com soon. 

In the mean time you can also check out www.bsfbarrels.com for more information.

Faxon Firearms is offering 10% everything on their website for their Black Friday Sale. Faxon already offers some of the best bang-for-your-buck AR barrels out there along with the ARAK-21 piston upper, gas blocks, muzzle devices, etc. so there’s a wide range of products to choose from at an even better value than normal. Hit the sale at www.FaxonFirearms.com.

**You can also sign up for their newsletter at the bottom right corner of their website for additional discounts up to 35%.**

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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

The Centurion Arms 20% OFF BLACK FRIDAY SALES START NOW!! This sale includes Centurion Arms Rails, Complete Uppers, Barrels and CMR Accessories. Just add items to your shopping cart to see your discount. Head on over to www.CenturionArms.com to get in on the sale.

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**Excludes BCGs, Blem Rails and replacement parts

Another one-stop-shop for all any AR part you can think of, AERO Precision, has started their Labor Day Sale. They have Complete Uppers, Complete Lowers, Stocks, Scope Mounts, Charging Handles, Gas Blocks, Gas Tubes, Muzzle Brakes, BCG, Barrels and more on sale now through 9/5/16.

Get in on the deals now at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com

AERO Precision Labor Day Sale

The Labor Day Sales are starting to come through so keep an eye on this thread. First up is KAK Industry. KAK offers very nice components at an affordable price. I used their Shockwave Pistol Buffer Tube, Blade stabilizer and 10.5″ barrel on the build below. Their sale is for 10% off all instock items. Just use the code “labor” at checkout on www.KAKIndustry.com.

KAK Labor Day Sale

Labor day sale starts now
www.kakindustry.com
Use code “labor”
Ends Monday the 5th at midnight
Not retroactive
One use per customer
Not for bulk orders or pricing

A couple of weeks ago Kurt over at KAK Industry sent me a sneak peek of a new Cold Hammer Forged barrel he was making. We’ve all seen CHF barrels and usually they just look like a normal barrel but these were different. They actually left the unique markings from the Hammer Forging process on the HBAR barrels and it looks awesome!! KAK is also offering a MidWeight contour with a standard finish. Check out the pics and details below.

NOW AVAILABLE $225
KAK 16 INCH COLD HAMMER FORGED STAINLESS 1:7 MID
BOTH KAK MIDWEIGHT AND FORGED FINISH
https://www.kakindustry.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=CHF

KAK CHF Cold Hammer Forged barrles

KAK INDUSTRY 5.56 NATO STAINLESS BARREL
– CHF (COLD HAMMER FORGED)
– 16 INCH HBAR CONTOUR FEATURING A UNIQUE AS HAMMER FORGED FINISH
– 5.56 NATO CHAMBER
– 1:7 TWIST
– 416R STAINLESS
– MID GAS
– .750 GAS BLOCK SIZE
– DIMPLED FOR LOW PROFILE GAS BLOCK
– M4 FEED RAMPS
– MUZZLE THREADED 1/2-28
– MATTE BLASTED GREY FINISH

“FORGED FINISH” MODELS
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE BARRELS ARE INDIVIDUALLY UNIQUE DUE TO THE HAMMER FINISH, EVERY BARREL WITH HAVE UNIQUE CHARACTER AND THE HAMMER PATTERN MAY DIFFER FROM THE SAMPLE PICTURE

**Press Release**

(Cincinnati, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of factory matched bolts and barrels for all its 5.56 NATO and 300 Blackout Barrels.

Available for order today, anytime a customer orders a bolt and/or carrier with a barrel, the Faxon factory will precision match the bolt to the barrel using custom hardened gauging. As a set, the bolt and barrel are then matching laser engraved as a set for easy identification.

Faxon Firearms Headspace Matched Bolt and Barrel

Matching our famous barrels, Faxon’s bolts are made using only state-of- the-art machining and materials. Bolts are machined from 9310 tool steel, which is stronger than “mil-spec” C158. The extractor is S7 with latest-spec extractor spring system including spring, “Crane” o-ring, and silicone insert. Bolt carriers available as optional add-ons include the ultra-lightweight GUNNER series and the standard “M16” carrier.

“For customers who do not have a set of headspace gauges or a gunsmith available, the factory-matched bolt/carrier and barrel removes all the guesswork from putting together an AR-15,” said Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product Development. “Further, the laser-engraving ensures that no bolt and barrel are mixed up between rifles.” There is no charge for the factory-matching, laser-engraved serialized bolt and barrel service. Orders only apply to in-stock barrels and bolts, with lead times generally only a week after order. Dealers and OEMs are encouraged to explore the service as well.

Bolt Specifications:

Bolt:
-9310 Tool Steel Construction (Stronger than C158)
-Full MIL-SPEC Heat Treatment
-Shot Peened to MIL-SPEC
-Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
-Back of Lugs Chamfered for Reliability
-Spring, Insert, & "Crane" O-Ring Installed
-QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

Extractor:
-S7 Tool Steel Construction
-Fully Heat Treated
-Shot Peened Per MIL-SPEC
-QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

About Faxon Firearms: Faxon Firearms is a leader in constant evolution in the firearms marketplace. Faxon focuses on US-made quality and innovation. From the ARAK platform, GUNNER & FLAME barrels, MuzzLok (crush-washer free) muzzle devices, and now with factory headspaced bolts and barrels, Faxon offers quality complete rifle systems and components. New dealers are welcome.

For more information on Faxon Firearms, visit www.faxonfirearms.com.

The other day I took some time to start sighting in my new 20″ .308 upper I just built for my FALKOR Defense rifle. Shot this awesome 100yd 3-shot sub-1/2-MOA ( .4935″ ) group with a 20″ Criterion Barrels match barrel. I realize it is just a 3-shot group but I’m very impressed so far. I was shooing some PNW Arms 175gr “Sniper” Match 7.62×51 ammunition. I had a few other really nice groups but this was my last and tightest group of the day. I only have room for a 100yd range on my property but my buddy has a 500yd gong that I think I need to ring with this baby.

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Criterion Barrels 308 20 inch match barrel 2

Criterion Barrels 308 20 inch match barrel 3

This is a FALKOR Defense .308 ambi rifle with a CriterionBarrels 20″ .308 match barrel, Bravo Company USA charging handle and muzzle brake, Geissele SD-E trigger, Battle Arms short throw ambi safety, SLR Rifleworks 15″ Helix MLOK rail and Sentry adjustable gas block, ATLAS bipod, Magpul UBR stock, grip and mags, Rainier Arms UltraMatch .308 Nitride BCG with a KAK Industry dual ejector Bolt and a Vortex Optics Viper PST 4-16 FFP scope in the new Geissele Super Precision scope mount, MK Machining throw lever and scope level.