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Serious Armorer’s Tools for Serious AR Builders

Posted on July 12th, 2016 by ar15news

As an avid AR owner/builder I have lots of experience piecing together rifles and the tools that are required to do that. I’ve used pretty much everything from the super cheap to pretty pricey when it comes to Armorer’s Tools. Most of your “inexpensive” Armorer’s Tools are, for the most part, made for the AR owner who will build a rifle once or twice a year and are prone to marring you rifle parts and tend to break during use. Some just flat out don’t work as advertised and are a “jack of all, master of none” type of design. I’m always looking out for the next must have armorer’s tools. Geissele Automatics did it with their Reaction Rod and now it looks like Fire 4 Effect has done it with their new F4E AWS (Armorer’s Wrench Set). 

Instead of one wrench that is supposed to do everything, the F4E AWS consists of 3 separate wrenches including a Barrel Nut Wrench, Castle Nut Wrench and Muzzle Device Wrench. This design made it so the portion of the wrench you are trying to use is positioned in the center with an extended handle on both ends of the wrench. On each of those handles are cutouts for use with a torque wrench and the suggested torque settings are actually etched on. The Castle Nut Wrench has an amazing design to it that doesn’t allow it to tear up your castle nut or buffer tube and the Barrel Nut Wrench features 9 points of contact that are all replaceable if one gets bent. Just seems like an extremely well thought out set of wrenches. Check out the pics, video and details below. 

NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT!

The Fire 4 Effect team is proud to announce the F4E Armorers Wrench Set! Developed by Master Gunsmith and former Army Marksmanship Unit NCOIC Matt Haidu the Armorers Wrench Set or AWS consists of a Barrel Wrench, Castle Nut Wrench and Muzzle Device Wrench.

Fire 4 Effect AWS Armorers Wrench Set

Manufactured from water jet cut mild steel that has been CNC milled, laser engraved with a custom cerakote finish the AWS is designed to provide a lifetime of use for the AR15 armorer. Each wrench has a life time warranty.

Key Features:
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The Barrel Nut Wrench provides 9 points of contact on the barrel nut and features hardened steel roll pins which can be easily replaced by the individual armorer.
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The Castle Nut Wrench uses recessed castle nut lugs for improved lock up during assembly and disassembly. The Castle Nut Wrench also doubles as a Receiver Extension / buffer tube wrench.
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The Muzzle Device Wrench features a alignment groove to assist armorers while indexing muzzle devices.
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Torque wrench attachment points have the corrected torque wrench calculation engraved on the Muzzle Device Wrench.
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The Muzzle Device Wrench also features shoulder inlets to accommodate crush washer expansion.
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All wrenches incorporate 2 handles for balanced manual torque application during assembly or reassembly.

PROUDLY MADE IN TEXAS!

Individual Wrench Price:
– Barrel Nut Wrench: $129.99
– Castle Nut Wrench: $119.99
– Muzzle Device Wrench: $79.99
– Complete AWS Price: $300.00

If you are a serious AR build, not just a once a year builder, you will definitely need to get your hands on a set of these awesome wrenches. Fire-4-Effect offers a 10% MIL/LE discount with appropriate credentials. You can order your AWS at www.fire-4-effect.com

Faxon Firearms Adds Four 9mm Barrels To Their Barrel Lineup

Posted on June 13th, 2016 by ar15news

One of the hottest segments of the gun industry right now is the 9mm AR platform. As a business, if you’re not paying attention to what your customers want, you are missing out. Today, Faxon Firearms announced they have added 4 new 9mm barrels to their already very impressive lineup of barrels. The new barrels will be available in 4.5″, 8.5″, 10.5″ and 16″ lengths with the following specs.

– 4150 CMV
– Button Rifled
– 9mm SAMMI Spec
– 1:10 Twist
– 1/2-28 TPI
– QPQ Nitride

Faxon Firearms QPQ 9mm barrels

Faxon Firearms barrels are some of the best bang-for-your-buck values out there and the new 9mm barrel offerings stay true to that with a price range of just $109-139. If you’re building a new 9mm AR you now have another worthy contender to consider for barrel options. You can view all of the new Faxon Firearms 9mm barrels at www.FaxonFirearms.com.

Faxon Firearms – Memorial Day

Posted on May 28th, 2016 by ar15news

Faxon Firearms Memorial Day Sale starts now. Save 10% Off SITEWIDE & 15% Off all .308 Barrels! Head on over to www.FaxonFirearms.com.

Faxon Firearms Memorial Day Sale

KAK Industry – Memorial Day

Posted on May 28th, 2016 by ar15news

The KAK Industry Memorial Day sale starts now. Save 15% site wide by using the code “thanks” at checkout. This sale is not retroactive, one use per customer and valid for in-stock items only. Get in on the deal at www.kakindustry.com.

KAK Industry Memorial Day SaleKAK Industry Shockwave Buffer Tube and 10.5″ Melonite Barrel shown.

**The sale expires monday at midnight. Does not apply to volume discounts, your order will be canceled and refunded.**

 

Rainier Arms – Memorial Day 2016

Posted on May 27th, 2016 by ar15news

The Rainier Arms Memorial Day Sale is pretty huge this year. Barrels, Rails, Triggers, Receiver Sets, Armorer’s Tools and more all on sale from names such as Rainier Arms, CMC Triggers, Geissele, SLR Rifleworks, DRD Tactical, Magpul, etc. Head on over and take advantage of the sale at www.RainierArms.com. Sale starts now!

Rainier Arms memorial_day_banner

Looking for parts to build a nice .308 Battle Rifle? KAK Industry has a few too many barrels in stock and is blowing out their 16″ Melonite Mid Gas .308 barrels. These barrels are made using Green Mountain barrel blanks and are a great opportunity to pick up a .308 barrel at a super budget price. Details below.

INVENTORY REDUCTION BLOWOUT NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST – $125
https://www.kakindustry.com/kak-308-16-inch-mid-melonite-barrel

kak 308 16 inch barrle 1

kak 308 16 inch barrle 1

READY TO DROP IN AND SHOOT
308 WIN MELONITE BARREL
16 INCH MEDIUM CONTOUR
308 WIN CHAMBER (ALSO 7.62 NATO)
1:10 TWIST
41V50 STEEL
MID GAS
.750 GAS BLOCK SIZE
MUZZLE THREADED 5/8-24
DPMS LR-308 STYLE EXTENSION
MELONITE BLACK FINISH
NO DIMPLES
MARKED FOR CALIBER AND TWIST ONLY
KAK INDUSTRY PROUDLY USES GREEN MOUNTAIN RIFLE BARREL BLANKS

https://www.kakindustry.com/kak-308-16-inch-mid-melonite-barrel

Modern Outfitters recently began offering their beautiful Spiral Fluted .223 Wylde barrels for individual purchase instead of just in a complete upper/rifle. These barrels are made from 4150 CMV steel, have a Melonite finish, 1:8 Twist, chambered in the awesome .223 Wylde (it’s a hybrid chamber that shoots both .223 and 5.56 but shoots 5.56 more accurately than a 5.56 barrel) and an 11 degree target crown. Currently you can choose between 14.7″ or 18″ barrel but I’ve heard there may be a 16″ version coming along shortly as well. 

Modern Carbine Spiral Fluted Barrel 2

Modern Carbine Spiral Fluted Barrel 2

Modern Carbine Spiral Fluted Barrel 2

These sold out pretty quick when they were first released but are now back in stock in limited quantities. If you want one I would suggest jumping on it now. Check out these awesome barrels and many other products at Shop.ModernOutfitters.com.

3 New 5R Rifled .308 Barrels from Faxon Firearms

Posted on March 7th, 2016 by ar15news

If you remember back to the beginning of 2015 we predicted that the .308 AR market was going to explode and it absolutely did. The increase in demand for the AR-10 has brought great new products at amazing prices from many companies and that definitely includes Faxon Firearms. Faxon just added 3 more barrels to their line of .308 barrels bringing the total to 12 different models. These new barrels all feature 5R rifling vs the traditional rifling of the other .308 barrels Faxon offers and are available in 3 different models, all with a QPQ (Nitride, Melonite, same thing) finish.

The three new models are: 
16″ .308 – 4150 – Medium Taper – Mid Gas – QPQ 
18″ .308 – 4150 – Medium Taper – Mid Gas – QPQ 
18″ .308 – 416-R – Heavy Fluted – Mid Gas – QPQ 

Faxon .308 5R Barrels 1

These new barrels range in price from $269 to $329 and are available right now for both customers and dealers at www.FaxonFirearms.com

NEW!! Rainier Arms 22″ Fluted Varmint Barrel – .223RVC

Posted on February 26th, 2016 by ar15news

Many of us AR owners love to use our ARs for more than just shooting paper. We like to hunt with them, we practice self defense with them, teach our family and friends how to safely handle firearms and we also like to use them for Varmint control. Most Varmint style ammunition uses a light weight polymer tip and usually comes in much lighter grain projectiles than your standard .223/5.56 ammo. The issue is lighter ammo like that typically needs a different twist rate than most AR barrels to stabilize the bullet and shoot accurate. With Varmints usually being smaller, fast moving animals, accuracy (or lack thereof) can be an issue. Rainier Arms recognized a need for this type of barrel and has introduced their new barrels with .223RVC (Rainier Varmint Chamber) that is specifically designed to shoot the lighter Varmint rounds with Sub-MOA accuracy guaranteed with match ammo. 

Rainier Arms RVC 223 Varmint Barrel 1

These new barrels start out as Rock Creek stainless steel match grade blanks and then machined to Rainier Arms strict specifications. The barrels are 22″ long with 1:12 Twist, have M4 feed ramps and a .936 Gas Block Seat.

Rainier Arms RVC 223 Varmint Barrel 1

The only thing you need to decide is if you want a barrel finished with a Target Crown or threaded 1/2×28 for standard AR-15 muzzle devices.

Rainier Arms RVC 223 Varmint Barrel 1

These are some pretty great looking barrels and would definitely be the perfect start to your next varmint rifle build. I’m picturing these under a nice free floated 15″ tube of some sort taking out varmints like nobodies business. You can take a look at these two barrels and get more information on them at www.RainierArms.com.

Faxon Firearms is quickly becoming known for more than their ARAK-21 upper. They started offering AR-15 barrels a few years ago and it has grown into a massive selection of barrels in many calibers and many lengths. Their most popular barrel is a 16″ Mid Gas Gov’t Profile Nitride barrel. At the request of their customers, Faxon Firearms has just introduced a 14.5″ version of this barrel. I’ve not personally used a Faxon barrel but know quite a few people who have and do and they’re all very happy with them. At $165 its a hard deal to pass up! 

www.FaxonFirearms.com

Faxon Firearms 14.5 Mid Govt Nitride Barrel 1

Faxon Firearms 14.5 Mid Govt Nitride Barrel 1

Faxon Firearms 14.5 Mid Govt Nitride Barrel 1

100% Machined by Faxon in Cincinnati, Ohio under our ISO and AS:9100 certified quality systems.
Quality. Innovation. Service.

Barrel Material: 4150
Barrel Type: Button Rifled, Fully Stress Relieved
Barrel Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Barrel Twist: 1:8
Barrel Length: 14.5″
Barrel Profile: Gov’t/SOCOM
Barrel Gas System: Mid Length
Inside Finish: QPQ Nitride
Outside Finish: QPQ Nitride
Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
Gas Block Diameter: .750″
Gas Block Journal Length: 1.9″
Barrel Extension: M4
Weight: ~1.50 lbs
Magnetic Particle Inspected!
11-degree Target Crown

Retail: $165

Available now on our website! http://faxonfirearms.com/14-5-govt-socom-5-56-nato-mid-length-4150-qpq/

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