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NEW!! Faxon Firearms Heavy 18″ .308 AR-10 Barrels

Posted on January 16th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’re looking for a new .308 AR barrel you might want to check this out. Faxon Firearms just introduced two brand new .308 AR-10 barrels to their already stellar lineup and they look pretty awesome especially when you factor in the price.

The first is the 18″ .308 medium profile Battle Rifle Barrel. It is a 4150 ordnance grade steel barrel with a 1:10 Twist and mid length gas that has been given a Salt Bath Nitrided QPQ treatment for long life and heavy use. Purchase here for just $249

Faxon Firearms 18 inch 308 4150 Barrel

The other barrel is the 18″ .308 416R Stainless Steel Fluted barrel. These feature full length fluting (in front of and behind the gas block seat) and have also received the Salt Bath Nitrided QPQ treatment. Purchase here for just $289

Faxon Firearms 18 inch 308 416R SS Barrel

Now Available – Battle Arms Development LIGHTRIGID Barrels

Posted on January 12th, 2015 by ar15news

If you haven’t noticed, Battle Arms Development has been on a roll lately. They still make hands down the best Ambi Safety Selector on the market and have shown they are not afraid to step outside the box and offer some truly unique and high quality components in a time when a lot of manufacturers are trying to go the opposite direction offering lower quality parts. You can see this in their amazing looking billet receiver set we recently showed you guys and now you can get your hands on their new Ultramatch LIGHTRIGID 416R SS Fluted .223 Wylde barrels. Now, these are not cheap by any means but being that the barrel is essentially the heart of the rifle, its not necessarily a part you always want to scrimp on either.

Battle Arms LIGHTRIGID 416R SS Barrel

The new Battle Arms Development Ultramatch LIGHTRIGID barrels are available in both 14.5″ and 16″ lengths, are chambered in .223 Wylde with 1:8 Twist, precision 6-groove button rifling. They also have a .625″ dia gas block, a proprietary barrel contour, fluted, double heat treat stress relieved and cryogenically treated. If you are looking for an extremely high quality barrel this is definitely one to take a serious look at. Available now at www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com.

Christmas Sale – Centurion Arms

Posted on December 23rd, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends at Centurion Arms are throwing a surprise Christmas Sale and its an awesome one. They are offering special deals such as if you buy one of their 16″ Hammer Forged Barrels you’ll get a pinned Low Profile Gas Block for free as well. Another deal you’re definitely going to want to check out is the new CM4 Complete Upper which features their 16″ barrel and 9″ C4 rail. If you upgrade to the 12″ CMR or 12″ C4 rail they will throw in a FREE Auto Bolt Carrier Group. Check out the full details of the sale below and get in on it now through December 27, 2014. www.CenturionArms.com

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New!! FLAME Fluted 5.56 16″ 416R SS Melonite Barrel from Faxon

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends over at Faxon Firearms already have an extensive line of high quality and affordable AR-15 barrels. Yesterday the introduced a new barrel to the lineup is sure to get some of you really excited. Its their new “FLAME” Fluted barrel which features a variable depth fluting which looks like flames that have been carved into the barrel. These barrels are 16″ Mid Length 416R Stainless Steel barrels that have a Melonite finish. 

Faxon Firearms Flame Fluted SS Barrel 2

Faxon Firearms Flame Fluted SS Barrel 2

The new Faxon Firearms FLAME Fluted 5.56 16″ 416R SS Melonite Barrel is available now for just $239 which is a crazy good deal. You can also add a Low Profile Gas Block for just $26 more. Last I heard there was a very limited quantity in-stock. Head on over to www.FaxonFirearms.com to snag one before they’re all gone. 

Black Rifle Black Friday Sale 2014 – KAK Industry

Posted on November 25th, 2014 by ar15news

As always KAK Industry is having a great Black Rifle Black Friday Sale this year. They have 5.56, 762×39 and .308 BCG’s on sale. Tons of AR Pistol parts on sale including Sig SB15 Arm Brace, Super Sig Sb15 Kits, Barrels, Buffer Tubes, Flash Hiders, Flash Cans and even more. KAK Industry is one of those companies that takes pride in just making awesome quality components that all of us can afford. Take advantage of this offer to save even more with their Black Rifle Black Friday Sale. No discount codes to remember. Everything that is on sale is included at http://www.kakindustry.com/sale-page.

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Centurion Arms MK12 Barrels Back In-Stock

Posted on November 23rd, 2014 by ar15news

Whether you are like many AR owners and want to build an MK12 Rifle clone or just want to have an amazing barrel for your next build, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better option than a real MK12 barrel from Centurion Arms. These don’t just look like an MK12 barrel, they are REAL MK12 barrels. The same barrels as what are used by United States Special Operations Forces right now.

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Take advantage of this opportunity to snag a legit MK12 barrel before they’re all gone. Available only at www.CenturionArms.com

Joint Force Enterprises / San Tan Tactical / Geissele Build

Posted on November 17th, 2014 by ar15news

Recently I had the opportunity to have Joint Force Enterprises do a complete Cerakote job on one of my blasters and I wanted to give you guys a look at the results. This is something I had been wanting to do for a long time so I was really excited to finally do it. I sent them a new San Tan Tactical receiver set, a Geissele Automatics SMR MK3 rail, VLTOR EMOD stock, a Magpul MOE K2 grip and a couple awesome HexMag 30 round mags so they could coat them and then I would assemble them into a complete rifle. 

I left the color choice up to JFE since they are a lot more experienced with making Black Rifles look awesomely not Black. They chose to do their Grey #5 Cerakote, kind of reminds me of a cement color, and I couldn’t be happier with the color. 

JFE SanTan Geissele Build 1

One thing I wasn’t sure about was how well the Mags, Grip and Stock were going to turn out. I know people Cerakote rails and receivers all the time but you don’t see a lot of Cerakoted plastic parts. JFE did such a great job on them. It literally looks like a factory color. They’re not shiny or slippery at all. Just perfect.

JFE SanTan Geissele Build 1

JFE SanTan Geissele Build 1

The coating and shade were extremely consistent across all of the parts that I had them coat for me. There were no missed spots or spots that needed to be touched up, etc. It was absolute perfection. All of the components fit back together without issue. The mags still dropped free and the ambi controls function just as if they came off the shelf at San Tan Tactical. 

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To finish off this build I used the Joint Force Enterprises 16″ 416R Stainless Steel Match barrel with a 1/7 twist, San Tan Tactical STT-15 Pillar billet set, ADK Enhanced BCG, GLTactical Commander Muzzle Brake, Geissele SMR MK3 rail, Magpul MBUS Pro sights and MOE K2 grip, VLTOR EMOD stock, HexMag HEX30 mags, CMC Triggers 3.5lb Flat Trigger, IWC QD End Plate, Fortis Gas Block and an Aimpoint PRO in an American Defense Mfg QD mount.

If you’re at all looking for a company to add some life to your boring old Black Rifle, be sure to hit up Joint Force Enterprises. They do a fantastic job as you can see. Soon I’ll be doing a review on the JFE 16″ 416R SS 1/7 Match barrel so be on the look out for that article. Below are some links to check out the products I used in this build.

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Geissele
CMC Triggers
HexMag
American Defense Mfg
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Halloween Sale – Ballistic Advantage 20% Off Discount Code

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by ar15news

I can always count on Ballistic Advantage to put together a great sale when any type of holiday rolls around and their Halloween Sale is just that. Right now you can use the code “SPOOKY” at checkout to save 20% off your entire order. This includes Complete Uppers, Receivers, Barrels, BCGs, Muzzle Devices, Gas Blocks and small parts. If you’re looking for a great deal so you can finish off that upper you’ve been dreaming about, you definitely need to check this one out. 

Ballistic Advantage Halloween Sale

No trick, just a treat! 20% off all orders!

Use coupon code “spooky” during checkout at http://ballisticadvantagellc.com/

KAK Industry 7.62×39 AR Pistol Build and Range Report

Posted on October 20th, 2014 by ar15news

I’ve been so busy lately that I’ve not had a ton of time to go to the range but last week I specifically made time to hit the range and function test my 7.62×39 AR Pistol I built. This thing had been sitting in my HSP INCOG Rifle Bag completely ready to go just begging for some action and it was my pleasure to oblige. Below you’ll see some pics of my 7.62×39 AR Pistol. I’ll first cover the components I used to build it and the range report will follow after that.

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

Basically all you need to retrofit or build any AR upper as a 7.62×39 is the Barrel, Bolt and Mags and KAK Industry has everything you need in one place. I already had an extra AR Pistol lower built so I just needed some of their awesome upper components. The lower is a Noveske N4 forged lower with an ALG Defense ACT trigger, Battle Arms Development Selector, Magpul MOE K2 grip, Law Tactical Gen3 Folding Stock Adapter, Phase 5 Weapon Systems Pistol Buffer Tube and a Sig Sauer SB-15 Arm Brace. I upgraded to a Wolf High Power Hammer Spring but probably could have done without it. 

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

For the upper I sourced the heart of the build at KAK Industry. They make all of their own components and have a great reputation. I used the KAK Industry 11″ 7.62×39 barrel, KAK Industry 7.62×39 complete BCG, KAK Industry Gas Block and Gas Tube. The upper receiver is an AERO Precision forged upper with a Northtech Defense Ti-FANG Titanium forward assist, Fortis Mfg Hammer charging handle, Centurion Arms 11″ CMR rail and a BattleComp BABC. Topped it all off with a Vortex Optics Viper PST 1-4 scope and an American Defense Mfg QD mount.

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

Of course the weather is changing up here in Michigan. It was cold and rainy that morning at the range but I couldn’t care less. I brought along some really nice Hornady 123gr 7.62×39 SST ammo to run through the brand new AR Pistol. The best thing you can do when function testing a new AR is to take it slow. I only had one ASC 7.62×39 mag so I loaded one round in the mag, pulled back on the charging handle, flipped the selector to “America” and pulled the trigger. As expected it went BOOM so I checked the chamber to make sure the rifle ejected the spent casing, which it did. After that first round goes as planned you get a bit of a smile on your face and start to have fun.

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

I loaded up another 5 rounds and proceeded to fire them down range sighting in the Vortex Optics Viper PST 1-4 scope.  First 3 rounds went through perfect but on the fourth I had a Failure To Feed. Keep in mind I only had 5 rounds in the mag to start meaning this was the second to last round in the mag. I stripped the mag, removed the round and inspected it noticing that once the mag was removed the round didn’t really seem to be stuck or anything. I loaded another 10 rounds and again, second to last round FTF. This was a recurring theme and it became very clear that the issue was with the mag and definitely not at all a problem with the Upper, BCG or Barrel. Other than the second to last round of each mag issue I had absolutely ZERO malfunctions with this build. It really was a pleasure to shoot. I’ve heard the ASC mags get better as you wear them in but I will also be looking into some other brands and will do a followup article specifically regarding 7.62×39 AR Mags.

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

So after blowing through almost all of my ammo getting to know the 7.62×39 AR Pistol, I saved the last 5 rounds to get a little grouping on paper. Now keep in mind, when I test fire my AR’s I always go to the shorter range. Its basically a 30-35 yard range that typically has less people on it. When I shoot for groups I usually head on over to the 100 yard range but being that this is just an AR Pistol, I had no bipod, etc I decided to stay on the shorter range and just get a group there. The image below shows you a 5 round group, just resting the handguard on a block. I’m positive I could tighten this group up but I was out of ammo. One of these days I’ll get it out on the 100 yard range and get some longer range data. I was very happy with this group though based on the distance I would expect to shoot this rifle at in a real world situation. 

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

Overall, I am very pleased with this build. Aside from the magazine issue, all of the parts functioned flawlessly. KAK Industry really is a one stop shop for tons of AR Parts including 5.56, 300BLK, 7.62×39, 458 SOCOM and .308 builds. This is not my first experience with KAK Industry and I’ve enjoyed every part I’ve purchased from them. For this specific build you can check out the KAK 7.62×39 AR Parts here. For all other builds just visit the KAKIndustry.com website and get to looking around at the awesome stuff they offer.  

RBA Melonite 16″ 5.56 M4 Carbine Barrel On Sale – Just $75

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by ar15news

No need to wait until November to get some Black Friday style savings. Red Barn Armory has a smoking deal going on right now. They have 16″ 5.56 M4 profile Carbine Length Melonite Coated barrels that they are offering for a limited time at just $74.95 a piece. Obviously this isn’t a match grade barrel but if you’re building on a budget, its not gonna get much better than a Melonite Coated barrel for just $75. Don’t pass this deal up. This is a limited time offer that you might never see again. Use the code “PATRIOT” at checkout on www.RedBarnArmory.com to get the discounted price. 

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Red Barn Armory 16 inch 556 Melonite 2 620

16″ AR15 Barrel. 5.56, M4 profile, carbine, 1-7 Twist. M4 feed ramps, Barrel Extension installed. Melonite finish.Barrel uses carbine length gas tube, and .750″ diameter gas block. Made in USA. Small Made in USA flag

-  Length: 16″
–  Caliber: 5.56 NATO
–  Twist Rate: 1/7
–  Profile: M4
–  Threaded: 1/2″x28tpi
–  Material: 4140 cro-moly
–  Finish: Melonite
–  M4 Feed Ramps: YES
–  Gas system: Carbine
–  Diameter at gas block: .750″

Use the code “PATRIOT” at checkout on www.RedBarnArmory.com to get the discounted price.

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