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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.

Centurion Arms MK12 Barrel 2Centurion Arms MK12 Barrel

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. 

JFE SanTan Geissele Build 1 JFE SanTan Geissele Build 1

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.

Joint Force Enterprises
San Tan Tactical
Geissele
CMC Triggers
HexMag
American Defense Mfg
GLTactical

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.

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. 

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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. 

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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”

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