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Cyber Monday Sale – Griffin Armament

Posted on November 29th, 2015 by ar15news

Griffin Armament is offering 10% off site wide on everything except their suppressors for Cyber Monday. This is a great opportunity to add a new muzzle brake, BCG, suppressor mount, ambi charging handle, offset sights, etc. and save a few bucks. Head on over to and check out their stuff. You might find something you just can’t live without!

Griffin Armament BannerGriffin Armament Cyber Monday Sale

BLACK GUN BLACK FRIDAY SALE – Blacklist Industries

Posted on November 21st, 2015 by ar15news

Blacklist Industries is offering 15% off BCGs, Glock Barrels and everything else on their website, now through Sunday, November 29th. Just use the discount code “BlackFriday” at checkout on

Blacklist Industries Black Friday Sale

Blacklist Industries has been offering great deals long before Black Friday was a trend, so we decided to make our deals even better. At Blacklist Industries you don’t have to wait for that one Friday out of the entire year.

Take 15% off everything
Discount Code: BlackFriday
Valid: Now Until 11/29


Black Gun AR-15 Black Friday Sales

New Products Just Introduced from LANTAC USA

Posted on October 28th, 2015 by ar15news

LANTAC USA just introduced a few new products which are a billet Upper Side Charger (USC), Side Charger E-BCG (Piston and DI) with modular charging hand and an extended Side Charging Handle assembly. Check out the pics and details below.

LANTAC Upper Side Charger (USC)
The LANTAC USC is basically a side charging version of their popular UAR upper. It utilizes their Domed Cam Pin design (will work with our without their Domed Cam Pin) and looks to be another quality upper option from LANTAC. These are available for purchase now at

LANTAC USC Side Charger Upper

LANTAC Side Charger E-BCG
I have a standard E-BCG and it is hands down one of the nicest BCGs I own. With the introduction of the new Side Charger Upper, it makes sense that they would introduce a side charging version of their E-BCG. The new Side Charger E-BCG has a really cool modular side charging handle and will also be available in both Piston and Direct Impingement (DI) versions. These are in production now.

LANTAC Side Charger E-BCG

LANTAC Extended Side Charging Handle
I remember seeing the Extended Side Charging Handle on one of LANTAC’s UK rifles and thought it was pretty cool. It basically mounts to the same spot on the Side Charger E-BCG as the standard handle but has a Fast Attach/Detach system with an arm that projects rearward. It also features a modular handle setup like the Side Charger E-BCG comes with. These are not available yet but are in production now. 

LANTAC Side Charger E-BCG

Combat Shooters Veterans Day Sale

Posted on October 27th, 2015 by ar15news

Combat Shooters decided to start their Veterans Day Sale early this year so if you’re looking for a new BCG, this is a deal you’ll want to check out. The Combat Shooters Black Nitride BCG has a Carpenter 158 steel Bolt, 8620 steel Carrier and 17-4 stainless steel, hard-chromed Firing Pin. Black Nitride (also known as QPQ or Melonite) is not a coating but an extremely durable surface treatment that is super slick, easy to clean and protects against corrosion. 

Now thru November 11, 2015, the Combat Shooters Black Nitride BCG, which is used in their complete rifles, is on sale for just $79.95. Its hard to find a basic phosphate BCG for that price and Black Nitride BCG’s typically go for quite a bit more. Whether you need one right now or not, its always a good idea to snag BCGs when their on sale. Head on over and snag one at

Combat Shooters Black Nitride BCG Veterans Day Sale 2015

Combat Shooters Black Nitride BCG
Features a shot-peened bolt for increased surface strength and durability, and an extractor booster to ensure reliable cycling during rapid semi-auto or full-auto fire. Each assembly is magnetic particle inspection tested to ensure it’s free from imperfections that can lead to premature failures. Properly staked gas key prevents gas leakage that can lead to short stroking.

ODIN Works just announced they will be doing something pretty cool for those looking to build a 6.5 Grendel AR. Now when you purchase one of their 6.5 Grendel Barrels you will automatically get a free Nitride BCG and a Gas Block. This eliminates one of the headaches with building alternate caliber ARs which is finding a good BCG and Bolt to go with that caliber. 

ODIN Works 6.5 Grendel Barrel with BCG and Gas Block

ODIN Works offers both an 18″ and 20″ 6.5 Grendel barrel. Their barrels are pretty well known for being very accurate while NOT being extremely expensive. If you are looking for a great jump start on your 6.5 Grendel build, this is it and at a great price. Take a look at

Product Overview Videos by Fathom Arms

Posted on October 15th, 2015 by ar15news

Our good friends over at Fathom Arms are pretty well known for their Standard and Enhanced Nitride BCGs. Recently they have also launched their new website and with that new website came a whole bunch of new products from other manufacturers that they are now carrying for sale. I really like that they are doing is these overview videos on the products they are carrying. These videos are not reviews but just video overviews to show you the details and features of the products. Its one thing to see a photo or two of a product but to have a nice video overview of a product prior to buying it is a nice touch. Check out their video overviews of the Fathom Arms Enhanced Nitride BCG and San Tan Tactical Billet Receiver Set below. For more videos, be sure to head on over to the Fathom Arms Youtube channel.

New!! AIM Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron .223/5.56 BCG

Posted on October 7th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’ve been looking for a Light Weight BCG you are probably very aware that they can be very expensive. Especially when you start looking at special coatings like Nickel Boron, etc. AIM Surplus just released a great looking Light Weight Nickel Boron BCG that totally breaks the rules by coming in at just 8.5 ounces (almost 28% lighter than their standard BCG) with a price tag of just $120 and Free Shipping. Light Weight BCGs are not only great for those uber light weight builds but work great for 3-Gun/Competition shooters looking to tune a gun for super light recoil and fast follow up shots. Check out this BCG for yourself at

Aim Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron NiB BCG 1

Aim Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron NiB BCG 1

Aim Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron NiB BCG 1

The requirements for assembly of our Bolt Carrier Groups are much higher than most. Before assembling the gas key to the carrier, permatex NO.3D aviation is applied to form-a-gasket around the gas hole (per MIL-SPEC). Then Grade-8 hardware is used to attach the gas key, followed by properly staking per spec. When installing the extractor to the bolt, a crane-o-ring is inserted with the spring to insure proper ejection. Then high temperature grease is applied to the gas rings before inserting the bolt into the carrier, which allows for much smoother operation. These BCGs are inspected to the highest of standards, to insure a high quality product that is 100% reliable for our customer… PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA!

–  Machined from 8620 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications

–  Machined from 9310 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Shot Peened
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances
–  MPI (Mag Particle Inspected)

Gas Key
–  Machined from 4140
–  Heat treated to military specifications

–  Machined from 4140
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Shot peened

Firing Pin
–  Machined from 8640 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances
–  Coated with .0002”-.0003” of hard chrome per MIL-STD-171

Cam Pin
–  Machined from 4340
–  Quench and temper heat treat
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances

Testing The KAK Industry .308 Nitride BCG with Dual Ejectors

Posted on September 14th, 2015 by ar15news

The other day I was given the opportunity to run some rounds through the new KAK Industry .308 Nitride BCG with Dual Ejectors. Dual Ejectors are not brand new but I have never personally used a BCG in any caliber with this setup and wanted to figure out what it could do different than my standard BCGs. So here is how I tested out the new KAK Industry Dual Ejector .308 BCG. 

KAK 308 Dual Ejector BCG 7

KAK 308 Dual Ejector BCG 6

I have a bunch of linked (for Belt Fed) .308 SWAT SSA ammo that I bought a while back to shoot. This stuff ended up being pretty much junk. Basically I would remove it from the links, load it up in my Magpul LR-20 mags and try to run it through both of my .308 ARs. No matter what I did, every single shot would result in a failure to eject. Not sure if it was just too dirty ( which it was quite dirty) or what but neither of my .308s could run it.

KAK 308 Dual Ejector BCG 6

So yesterday I unlinked a bunch of the .308 SWAT SSA and set it aside. I then grabbed some 149gr Federal XM80CL which always runs perfect and loaded up some mags.

KAK 308 Dual Ejector BCG 6

I had already tuned this guns adjustable gas block but I wanted a fresh slate, so to start I shut my SLR Rifleworks adjustable gas block OFF. Started shooting the Federal and gradually opened it up until it was just enough to eject the Federal ammo and hold the bolt open on the last round. I had it right where it should be and not over gassed so it would be a great test when we switched to the crap .308 SWAT SSA ammo.

Grabbed two mags of the .308 SWAT SSA ammo which has NEVER run right in any of my .308s. Left the adjustable gas block right where it was using my standard BCG. Sure enough, first 5 shots were failure to eject. I figured I knew where this was going so it was time to swap out the BCG and use the KAK Industry Dual Ejector BCG. proceeded to fire off 35 straight rounds of the .308 SWAT SSA without a single malfunction. No changes were made except for the BCG swap. The dual ejector setup is the only thing that could have made a huge difference from what I can tell.

KAK 308 Dual Ejector BCG 6

KAK 308 Dual Ejector BCG 6

KAK 308 Dual Ejector BCG 6

When I set out to shoot this rifle yesterday, I wasn’t sure exactly what the outcome would be. There was a chance that nothing would change but after successfully shooting  ammo that I was previously unable to due to Failure To Extract, I am sold!

This BCG features a fully machined Extractor and Gas Key. No MIM parts on this thing at all. The Bolt is 9310 and the carrier is 8620 with a Black Nitride (Melonite, QPQ, etc. All the same thing.) finish inside and out for superior corrosion resistance and lubricity. The Carrier itself has the facetted cuts, forward assist serrations and a correct auto sear trip location (for you lucky guys with an SOT). The Bolt features the dual Ejector setup, is MP tested and marked and the fully machined extractor also has a rubber o-ring helper to ensure reliable extraction.

At just $180, I don’t know you will find a better deal anywhere. You can head on over to and get on their email notification list so you can snag one of these as soon as they become available.

Labor Day Sale – KAK Industry

Posted on September 4th, 2015 by ar15news

KAK Industry has started their Labor Day Sale. Use the code “LABOR” at checkout of 10% off site wide. This includes BCGs, rails, uppers, muzzle devices, parts and accessories and barrels. Even the already discounted “contract overrun” barrels qualify for the 10% discount. GeT sOmE!!

KAK Industry Labor Day Sale 1KAK Industry Labor Day Sale 2

Labor day sale starts …….NOW
use code “LABOR”.. good for 10 percent off sitewide.
one use per customer
not retroactive, please don’t ask
good till monday at midnight

New!! Kaiser Shooting Products TITANIUM BCG

Posted on August 31st, 2015 by ar15news

Kaiser Shooting Products has just introduced their new TI-7 Titanium Bolt Carrier Group. Not only does this look like a really nice BCG but it comes at a great price point. For those who have not looked at Titanium BCGs, most are priced at $325+ and go up into the $500-600 with ease. The KSP TI-7 BCG is being offered at an intro price of just $275 Shipped making it much more affordable and in line with other high end AR-15 BCGs. The Bolt itself is made of Carpenter 158 steel. The carrier itself is Titanium and has a machined Gas Key (not MIM) for increased strength. The entire BCG is DLC coated as well. If you are looking for a lightweight BCG, this might be a great way to go. Check them out at

Kaiser Shooting Products Titanium AR15 BCG

Introducing Kaiser Shooting Products Titanium Bolt Carrier Group

Introductory Price:  $275 with Free Shipping!

–  MPI C-158 Bolt
–  Titanium body
–  Machined Gas Key
–  DLC Coating
–  98 Rockwell Hardness.
–  Chemically impervious.
–  7.5oz weight vs 12oz weight of MilSpec.
–  Zero Failure for short stroking with extensive tests.



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