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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. 

Red Barn Armory 16 inch 556 Melonite 1 620

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.

NEW!! Faxon Firearms 18″ .308 AR-10 Stainless Steel Heavy Barrel

Posted on September 26th, 2014 by ar15news

Faxon Firearms has been teasing all of us with the possibility of a .308 version of their ARAK-21 upper. Just yesterday they came one step closer to what we’ve all been waiting for by revealing their new 18″ .308 AR-10 Stainless Steel Heavy Profile Barrel. While this barrel isn’t the same as what would be used in a .308 ARAK-21, it shows they are working on .308 components right now. As I predicted at the beginning of the year, this has been a huge year for the AR-10. So many companies have released .308 receiver sets, barrels, rails, etc. and it only makes sense to cap it off with Faxon Firearms. As with all Faxon Firearms barrels, the 18″ .308 Stainless Steel barrel is a very nicely made barrel that won’t break the bank. (20″ fluted and 18″ medium profile 4150 barrel pre-orders coming soon) You can see the details below as well as a couple pictures of the new barrel. 

Faxon Firearms 308 AR-10 SS Barrel 1 620

Faxon Firearms 308 AR-10 SS Barrel 1 620

–  Barrel Material: 416-R
–  Barrel Type: Button Rifled
–  Barrel Caliber: .308 WIN
–  Barrel Twist: 1:10
–  Barrel Length: 18”
–  Barrel Profile: Heavy
–  Barrel Gas System: Mid
–  Inside Finish: Bright Stainless
–  Outside Finish: Bright Stainless
–  Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
–  Gas Block Diameter: .750″
–  Gas Port Diameter: .078
–  Barrel Extension: M4 Style
–  Weight: 2.49lbs
–  Magnetic Particle Inspected
–  Price: $255

Purchase now at www.FaxonFirearms.com

AM-TAC Precision 5.56 Match Barrel Deal

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by ar15news

AM-TAC Precision has a great unpublicized special going on right now for their Stainless Steel Match Grade barrels. The barrels are 5.56 NATO, 1:8 twist, Mid Length and Isonite QPQ coated. Available in both 14.5″ and 16″ lengths. When you order this deal your barrel will also come with a Low Profile Gas Block and Mid Length Gas Tube.

AMTAC Precision Barrel Assembly Sale

I used one of the 16″ barrels in an upper I built and they are seriously nice. Normally this combo would run $346 but special puts them on sale for just $285. As I mentioned this is not a publicized deal so you have to either call or email them for this deal. Phone orderers can call 208-906-0585 or you can email info@am-tac.com.

For more detailed information on this barrel, head on over to shop.am-tac.com but remember you can not order this deal online. 

AR15NEWS SPR (Special Purpose Rifle) Build

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by ar15news

A while back I wrote a few articles about the new CIV Tactical SPR (Special Purpose Rifle) barrels that they were producing one at a time by hand and the extreme accuracy reputation they have. That got me thinking I needed to get my hands on one myself and do a new SPR build. My plan was to buy one of Dustin’s barrels and assemble the rifle myself but after talking to him a bit he said, “Hey, send me all of the parts you have and I’ll hand assemble it the CIV Tactical way.” I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant but it sounded cool to me. 

I already had a Tactical Firearm Solutions receiver set and Parallax Tactical rail ready to go that TFS and cerakoted a nice Sniper Gray for me. I boxed up the Upper Receiver, Rail and Gas Tube to which Dustin would add the new SPR Barrel (which comes with a matched Bolt), Gas Block and CIV Tac Flat Line Muzzle Brake. I had never had Dustin build me a complete upper and still didn’t know what the “CIV Tactical Way” meant but I was soon to find out. Along the way Dustin sent me some pictures of the progress and detailing some of the things he does to make sure you get the accuracy that his barrels and uppers are known for.

One of the first photos he sent me was showing the Bling Bling of the barrel crown that he does by hand on his lathe. 

1 CIV Tactical SPR Barrel Crown

Another set of pictures he showed me was the process of Lapping the face of the receiver threads and the rear facing side of the barrel extension. This process is typically done in precision bolt action rifles and ensures that the barrel is in perfect alignment with the upper receiver which obviously is done for increased accuracy.

1 Civ Tactical SPR Upper Lapped

1 CIV Tactical SPR Barrel Extension True

After a couple of weeks I received the assembled upper back and and couldn’t wait to get it all kitted out and take it to the range. Below is a great shot of the barrel itself before mounting the rail on the upper. As I mentioned before these barrels are completely hand made 416R Stainless Steel, 1/8 Twist and are chambered in .223 Wylde. The .223 Wylde chamber will shoot any .223 or 5.56 round but is designed to increase the accuracy of 5.56 NATO ammo. 

CIV Tactical SPR 0

The assembled upper has a Tactical Firearms Solutions Upper, Armageddon Tactical charging handle, Griffin Armament 45 degree offset Fail Safe Sights, Ares Armor NiB Bolt Carrier with CIV Tactical Match Bolt, Vortex Optics Viper PST 4-16 FFP scope, Parallax Tactical FFSSR 15″ rail, CIV Tactical 18″ SPR Match Barrel, Gas Block and Flat Line muzzle brake. 

CIV Tactical SPR 1CIV Tactical SPR 6

The lower I assembled myself and used the matching Tactical Firearms Solutions lower, Battle Arms Development Selector and EPS pin set. The EPS pins were a big help as the Cerakote made it nearly impossible to install a standard set of Takedown Pins. Even now they are very tight (which is how I like them) but the detent for a bullet tip on the other side makes it a breeze to push them through. I also used a LUTH-AR MBA1 stock that I got from MidwestPX. This stock is about half the price of comparable models such as the Magpul PRS but it still performed great, however its not quite as refined quality as you would expect. For an SPR rifle I don’t thin you would want to use anything other than a nice 2-stage trigger which is why I went with the Geissele SSA-E. I have this same trigger in other rifles and its seriously one of my favorite triggers I’ve ever used. Smooth, light take-up, you feel the wall (beginning of the second stage) and know if you pull any further that rifle is gonna go bang. The SSA-E will easily make any lower feel like a highly tuned machine.

CIV Tactical SPR 2CIV Tactical SPR 3

I mounted the Vortex Optics Viper PST 4-16 First Focal Plane scope in an American Defense Manufacturing QD mount and purchased a B&T Industries Atlas bipod. This setup really completed the rifle and man did it look sick!  

CIV Tactical SPR 9

The whole rifle just really came together perfectly but what you and I really want to know is….”How does it perform at the range?” I loaded up my rifle, some Greenline Tactical 75gr .223 ammo and headed to the 100 yard range. One thing I didn’t want to do is put the rifle in some lead sled and get accuracy data that way. I wanted to shoot it exactly how I would if I were actually using it which for me is Bipod in front, Bag in back. After getting the scope dialed onto the target it was time to do my best not to mess this up. :)

Civ Tactical SPR at the range

I decided to shoot 5 round groups instead of 3 just to show consistency. The following images are just a few of what I would consider excellent groups that I got out of this rifle at 100 yards. There were so many of these to choose from so I just picked three that were somewhat different. The first image shows a 5 round .5 MOA group (looks like 4 shots but the 5th went through one of the other holes). The second image shows 5 round .625 MOA group. The third image shows a 4 shot .5 MOA group with a low 5th round that knew I pulled as soon as I shot it.

1-CIV Tactical SPR Range 1

2-CIV Tactical SPR Range 2

3-CIV Tactical SPR Range 3

The upper shot absolutely perfect with zero FTE’s and zero FTF’s, bolt held open on an empty mag, it was just perfect. I own and have shot lots of other supposed “Match” barrels and many of them are so inconsistent that they made me think I was doing something wrong. The CIV Tactical Match SPR Barrel proved to be an extremely consistent rifle even in the hands of a novice precision shooter such as myself. Suffice it to say, the CIV Tactical SPR barrel is the real deal. I know there are some true shooters out there that could get even more accuracy out of this barrel. As I’ve mentioned before, I typically build all of my own AR’s but I would not hesitate even for one moment to have Dustin at CIV Tactical build me another upper. When you couple the hand made CIV Tactical barrel with the gunsmithing that Dustin does prior to assembly, it shows that precision shooting isn’t just reserved for bolt action guns. You can purchase this exact CIV Tactical SPR barrel in either 18 or 20 inch lengths with a matched Bolt right now at www.CIVTactical.com.

I have listed all of the pertinent links below. Be on the look for some followup reviews of items like the Vortex Optics Viper PST 4-16 FFP scope and Griffin Armament Fail Safe Sights.

CIV Tactical
Tactical Firearms Solutions
Parallax Tactical
Vortex Optics
Battle Arms Development
Geissele Automatics
LUTH-AR Stock
Griffin Armament
Atlas Bipod

Greenline Tactical

Labor Day Sale – Faxon Firearms

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by ar15news

Faxon Firearms is celebrating Labor Day with FREE GROUND SHIPPING in honor of all of your hard work! Use the Coupon Code “FREESHIPLABOR” between now and Monday. The code is good for both retail customers and dealers.

Also, we have special pricing on our AR-15 5.56 7.5” 1/8 twist stainless pistol barrels. Now available for $104.99, the barrels are eligible for free shipping.

Faxon Firearms Labor Day Sale

Specifications:
• Barrel Material: 416R Stainless 
• Barrel Type: Button Rifled 
• Barrel Caliber: 5.56 NATO
• Barrel Twist: 1:8
• Barrel Length: 7.5″
• Barrel Profile: Light
• Barrel Gas System: Pistol
• Inside Finish: Stainless Steel
• Outside Finish: Stainless Steel
• Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
• Gas Block Diameter: .750″
• Gas Port Diameter: .078″
• Barrel Extension: M4
• Weight: 1.09 lbs

MAGNETIC PARTICLE INSPECTED & PROOF TESTED 

Don’t forget a matching MuzzLok® muzzle devices. We hate crush washers so we designed a system that allows quick attachment and detachment. Perfect for guys with thread-on suppressors or those travelling to restricted states.

Faxon Firearms Labor Day Sale 1

Thank you for your support and business. We will be out on Monday too, so enjoy the weekend!

-The Family at Faxon Firearms”

Labor Day Sale – KAK Industry

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by ar15news

Our good friends over at KAK Industry have already kicked off their awesome Labor Day Sale. Basically you can save 15% off any in-stock item on their entire website. No matter what type of AR you are building or upgrading, they pretty much anything you could need. They even have conversion kits for 7.62×39, .308, 458 SOCOM, etc. and lots of Sig SB15 Arm Brace accessories. Read below for complete details and discount code.  

KAK Industry Sig SB15 Super Sig Tube

KAK Industry 7.62x39 buid kit copy

!!SALE ALERT!!

15% off sitewide use code “LABOR”

Here are the details:
–  Valid from now till monday Sept 1 midnight, do not ask for an extension
–  Only one use per customer
–  If you forget to put the code in at checkout, do not ask us to do it the discount cannot be applied
–  available for in-stock items only

Start shopping now at www.KAKIndustry.com

NEW!! Mega Arms 5.56 416 Stainless AR-15 Barrels

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by ar15news

Mega Arms has revealed that they are expanding their barrel line and are now producing AR-15 barrels along with their popular .308 AR barrels. The new 5.56 barrels are made from 416 Stainless Steel and feature a black Nitride coating inside and out, 1:8 Twist, 11 Degree Target Crown and M4 feed ramps. They will be offering both 16″ Government profile and 18″ SPR profile, both guaranteed to shoot Sub-MOA with match ammo, at an MSRP of just $269. Mega Arms does not do direct sales so these are being shipped to dealers (such as RainierArms.com) now and will be available for purchase in September. For now, check out the details and pictures below. 

Mega Arms 556 AR15 SS Barrel 1Mega Arms 556 AR15 SS Barrel 1Mega Arms 556 AR15 SS Barrel 1

Mega Arms is now manufacturing 556 barrels in both 16 and 18 inches with a 1:8 twist. 

16 inch barrel has a mid length gas system and Gov profile and weighs in at 1.8 lb.

The 18 inch barrel has a rifle length gas system and a true SPR profile and weighs in a 2 lb.

Both barrels are nitrided in and out, have an 11 degree target crown with ½-28 thread. Both have M4 feed ramps and are manufactured from 416 stainless with traditional button rifling.

Oh and like our 308 barrels, we guarantee sub MOA at 100 yards with match ammo!

The best part, $269 MSRP for either the 16 or 18 inch barrel.

Don’t forget to follow Mega Arms on Facebook for more updates.

One Day Only Sale!! Rainier Arms Barrel, Bolt and Rail Sale

Posted on August 23rd, 2014 by ar15news

Rainier Arms is having their annual one day only Barrel, Bolt and Rail Sale. This is the best tim to find a deal on a whole bunch of different barrels, including some of their awesome fluted models. They also are offering heavy discounts on 4 rail systems including their Rainier Arms FORCE rail and two different Rainier Arms BCGs. To see the special discounted price, use the code “0823” at checkout otherwise you will just see the standard sale price. Item must  say (ODS) in the description which means One Day Sale. Head on over to www.RainierArms.com to GeT sOmE!

Rainier Arms Bolt Barrel and Rail Sale

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