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LANTAC USA 2015 Product Brochure

Posted on February 26th, 2015 by ar15news

LANTAC USA has just released their new Product Brochure for 2015 which shows a snapshot of their current and coming soon products however I know they have many many more products that they would like to introduce this year too. I can tell you right now I have 2 Lantac Dragons that are just begging for the new BMD to be released and their new E-BCG is a must have and is already in the hands of customers with people raving about it. Other products such as the new UAR billet upper, SPADA rail, Dragon and DrAKon muzzle brakes we already know are out or on their way but I was surprised to see the addition of a 14.5″ Mid Length and 14.5″ Intermediate Length barrels which look to be really nice barrels. Check out some images of the LANTAC USA 2015 Product Brochure below. If you would like to see read the actual PDF click on this link.

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First Look – SI Defense .308 Ambi Rifle Build

Posted on February 17th, 2015 by ar15news

Over the past few months we’ve had the opportunity to work with the guys from SI-Defense in helping spread the word about their new products including their new .308 billet receiver set that features “mirrored ambi controls”. Remember that term as you’ll see what we mean soon. Now that the .308 Ambi receiver sets are hot off the machines, SI-Defense asked if we would want to build our own rifle using these receivers…and of course we’re not gonna turn that down. :) So this is the start to our multipart article showing the rifle we built, what parts we used and then we’ll do additional articles once we’ve actually had some time to shoot it for a while.

The first thing that arrived were the SI-Defense .308 Ambi billet receivers. The mirrored ambi controls on the receivers are pretty mind blowing. When you push on the Bolt Catch, Bolt Release or Mag Release on one side the same button on the other side moves as well. It really is pretty amazing that the ambi controls are mirrored and not just an added lever that is completely different than the control on the right side. The dust cover is pretty cool too in that it is easy to remove/install even with the handguard installed because it snaps into place.

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

A few months ago Rainier Arms introduced their new .308 UltraMatch BCG. Once I knew this build was going down I promptly went on the Rainier Arms website and purchased one. The finish on this thing is a really nice deep Black Nitride that is super smooth. The angled cuts toward the front and fluting at the rear of the carrier look pretty sweet.

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

If you’re gonna build a gun you definitely need a barrel, right?! Right. I’ve posted about AERO Precision barrels many many times before whenever they have a new model to introduce or a special deal etc. but have never personally used one myself. So for this build I contacted my buddy Chad over at AERO Precision to see if I could get my hands on one of their 16″ Mid Length .308 barrels. They are made of 416 Stainless Steel and I’m really excited to see how well they perform. You might be thinking “A 16 inch .308 build? Most guys do 18 inches or more.” and you’re right but I just built an 18″ like everyone else and wanted do something a bit different. Because I know big bore rifles can be a bit ornery I installed a SLR Rifleworks Sentry Adjustable Low Profile Gas Block along with the Rainier Arms Nitride Mid Length gas tube.

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

Along with the SLR Rifleworks Sentry Adjustable Gas Block, I also used the SLR Rifleworks SOLO 15″ KeyMod handguard, Hand Stop and their Synergy BCF muzzle device. It truly makes for one killer looking setup and can’t wait to see how well it performs.

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Along with making some pretty amazing ambi receivers, SI-Defense also makes a mean looking ambi charging handle called the MACH10 which stands for Modular Ambi Charging Handle for AR10. This specific one has a neat feature where it latches on the inside of the receiver but they will also offer an outside latching MACH10 and a MACH15 charging handle as well.

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

As with all of my builds this one includes a Battle Arms Development Ambi Safety. I don’t own a single AR that does not have one and no I don’t get them for free. Its one of those products that I have honestly grown to love and buy them for every build.  

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

Along with upgrading the Safety I also upgraded the Trigger. I usually use either a Geissele or CMC Trigger and decided to try the Geissele S3G trigger in this build. The S3G is not really designed for a rifle with higher recoil as it has a very light trigger pull and could bump-fire easily so I used the heavier spring that comes with it. This is kind of a trial run and will be interesting to see how it performs in a .308.

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Oooohhhh. Look at that sexy beast!! I also added a Trijicon VCOG, Magpul MBUS PRO sights, UBR stock and a MOE+ grip to finish off the build. I think it turned out to be an one of the best looking rifles I’ve built. 

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

These pics are hot off the press as I just finished this build over the weekend. This week will be its maiden voyage to see how well she runs and get the gas system all dialed in. Will update you with an additional article detailing its performance at the range and hopefully some 100 yard groups. If we don’t get accuracy data on the .308 AERO Precision barrel for that article it will be in an additional one for sure. Below is a list of links for the parts we used in this build.

AERO Precision
Battle Arms Development
Geissele
Magpul
Rainier Arms
SI-Defense
SLR Rifleworks
Trijicon

Great Deal!! – AIM Surplus Nickel Boron .308 BCG

Posted on February 16th, 2015 by ar15news

The last year has seen an explosion of interest in building big bore AR’s, especially the AR-10/.308. Things like .308 receiver sets and barrels are not only a lot more readily available but also much more affordable than they ever have been before. Unfortunately some smaller parts like Bolt Carrier Groups are still not so easy to find and can cost quite a bit. This weekend I happened to run across the AIM Surplus Nickel Boron .308/7.62×51 BCG and was surprised to see that not only does it look like a very high quality BCG but they are selling it for just $179.95 with FREE SHIPPING in the lower 48 States. I just finished up my second .308 build over the weekend and might need to pick up one of these BCGs for the next .308 build.

AIM Surplus NiB 308 BCG

AIM .308/7.62×51 Caliber BDG Nickel Boron Bolt Carrier Groups. A great BCG at an even better price! We are having these built to our exacting Standards. The Bolt is shot peened and manufactured out of 9310 Tool Steel with a 4140 Machined Extractor. The Carrier is the more common DPMS pattern with a Nickel Boron finish for easier cleaning and provides a slicker surface. The Gas Key is Hardened to USGI Specifications and fastened to the carrier using Grade 8 Hardware, and then properly staked. More information below.

Assembly

The assembly requirements for 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 i used to attach the gas key, followed by properly staking per spec.  When installing the extractor to the bolt, both the extractor buffer and the crane-o-ring are inserted with the spring.  Both are present to insure proper ejection 100% of the time.  Then high temperature grease is app 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 customers…PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA!

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

Bolt
–  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

Extractor
–  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 1.2.2.2

Cam Pin
–  Machined from 4340
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances

Purchase now at www.AIMSurplus.com

NEW!! DS Arms BUFFERLOCK Buffer and Carrier Insert

Posted on February 12th, 2015 by ar15news

DS Arms is proud to release the BUFFERLOC, an improved buffer and carrier insert for the AR15 type rifle that fits all in spec AR15/M16/M4 type rifles. 

This invention improves the reliability, durability and takedown of any AR15 type firearm. The BUFFERLOC also addressed an issue common to piston ARs’ carrier tilt. By keeping the bolt carrier in line with the buffer we have essentially eliminated this issue. The spring loaded ball bearing insert fits OEM in spec bolt carriers; this insert has a corresponding buffer machined with a dimple that aligns the carrier. This allows for the lower and upper to be tighter. The bolt and carrier also stays aligned much better. Plus the BUFFERLOC stops the upper from flopping open in disassembly. The added constant forward pressure also aids in the reliability of your rifle especially in fouled conditions. 

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DSA BUFFERLOC 1

DSA BUFFERLOC 1

The Buffer Lock’s Enhancements 
1.Allows for the rifle to be opened without flopping open and hitting your body or marring the finish of your rifle. 
2.Keeps the bolt group aligned for better reliability and even wear on the bolt head, extractor and barrel extension for less part fatigue and wear. 
3.Keeps constant extra pressure on the bolt group ensuring better bolt lock for enhanced reliability especially under fouled and dirty rifle conditions. 
4.Reduces carrier tilt seen in many piston designs allowing for less wear on the buffer tube and less friction that can cause reliability issues. 
5.Lowers the chance of bolt bounce because of the constant forward pressure on the bolt group, providing enhanced reliability. 
6.Enhanced bolt group alignment provides for a better ejection pattern. 
7.Improves the fit of the upper and lower receivers. 
8.Drop in all AR15/M4 with no permanent modifications to you rifle. 

This new product innovation adds durability and reliability to the heart of your AR15 type rifle, at a low cost.

http://www.dsarms.com/p-14112-ar15m16-bufferloc-kit-includes-spring-detent-insert-for-your-carrier-and-special-dimpled-recoil.aspx

SHOT Show 2015 – LANTAC

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

LANTAC has some pretty awesome product coming out this year. They have new billet receivers, their new SPADA rail system, BMD – Blast Mitigation Device, Drop-In Trigger, BCG, etc. I have quite a few of their new products on my list to buy this year and can’t wait to try them out. Check out the video and pic below. 

LANTAC-USA.com
LANTAC Facebook Page
LANTAC Instagram

Video courtesy of Crossfire and Steve Coulston.

Photo by Triple Bravo

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Damage Industries Enhanced AR15/M16 BCG Flash Sale – $75

Posted on January 6th, 2015 by ar15news

**Sale has ended** Damage Industries is running a flash sale on their Enhanced AR15/M16 BCG. This BCG comes with the enhanced cuts on the 8620 Carrier, properly installed and staked Gas Key, properly heat treated & stress relieved and coated entirely with manganese phosphate and chrome lined. They are offering these at 50% off right now for a limited time only. Get in on these now for just $75 at www.DamageIndustriesLLC.com.

Damage Industries Enhanced BCG Sale 2

Damage Industries Enhanced BCG Sale 2

NEW!! Lehigh Defense NiB and Phosphate Bolts

Posted on December 19th, 2014 by ar15news

You may have heard already that Lehigh Defense, makers of some amazing ammunition, are now offering very high quality AR Bolts in 223/5.56, 5.45×39, 7.62×39, 6.8SPC, and 458 SOCOM. I recently got my hands on a Phosphate 223/5.56 and Nickel Boron 7.62×39 bolt and just from my initial inspection, they are very nice.

The bolts are done on one machine/station. This alleviates the stacking of tolerances from multiple fixtures. They keep their tolerances down to .0003” and have a propriety heat treat process which ensures consistent case hardness across the hole bolt as well as insuring consistent core hardness. The Bolt material is AISI 9310 VAR (vacuum arc remelt), which is the highest standard material used.

Lehigh Defense Bolts 2

Lehigh Defense Bolts 2

This weekend my plan is to get out to the range to test out both of these bolts. The Phosphate 223/5.56 will be used in my new SBR and the Nickel Boron 7.62×39 will be installed in my KAK Industry 7.62×39 AR Pistol. 

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If you’re looking for a new high quality bolt for your AR or just want to have an extra one laying around, you’ll be hard pressed to find nicer ones that these from Lehigh Defense. Check out their full list of available Bolts at www.LehighDefense.com.

NEW!! AERO Precision Nickel Boron .308 BCG Pre-Sale Pricing

Posted on December 8th, 2014 by ar15news

AERO Precision has opened a pre-order for their much anticipated Nickel Boron .308 Bolt Carrier Group. This new BCG has an 8620 steel carrier with enhanced radius cuts and forward assist serrations, 9310 steel Bolt with is Magnetic Particle Inspected and marked as MPI and the whole thing is completely coated in Nickel Boron. This is a complete BCG so its ready to drop in and go! Get in on the pre-sale pricing now before the price goes up to the standard MSRP.

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Aero Precision 308 NiB BCG 4

Please Note: This product is available for pre-sale only and quantities are limited. The expected ship date is late December.

Our upgraded .308/7.62 Nickel Boron BCG is an eye catching addition to your AR build. Mil- spec dimensions and coating ensure the highest quality and correct component interface.

Features:
–  Carrier is machined from 8620 steel
–  Nickel Boron coated
–  Bolt is machined from 9310 steel
–  MPI
–  Forward Assist serrations
–  Weight: 17.92oz
–  BCG Includes:
–  Bolt carrier
–  Complete bolt
–  Firing pin
–  Cam pin
–  Retaining pin

Purchase at the pre-sale pricing now at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com.

Now Available – LANTAC E-BCG (Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group)

Posted on December 5th, 2014 by ar15news

The new LANTAC E-BCG is now available for pre-order. Don’t confuse this with any old BCG. If you want a seriously no-corners-cut BCG for that dream rifle you just built, then you need to check this thing out. They have basically tuned every part of this BCG that could improve function and reliability. It even features forward angled gas ports which are enlarged to help reduce the “gas in the face” issue most people experience when shooting suppressed. Check out the pics and details below. 

LANTAC E-BCG Pre Order 1

M16 Full Auto Style for increased mass and lock time. Our new BCG is precision machined from 8620 Steel with a shot peened bolt manufactured from Carpenter 158 and Magnetically Particle Inspected. The entire carrier assembly is NiB, Electroless Nickel Boron coated with the patented, advanced UTC EXO process, unlike standard NiB coatings. This offers extreme lubricity with a friction coefficent of .04 and surface hardness of 68-72 Rockwell C.

The carriers patent pending design features unique shrouded and forward facing gas ports that have also been re sized so that gas is vented differently to a standard carrier. This results in a system that runs flatter with a smoother energy pulse. In addition the system also runs cooler and cleaner, there is also less pressurization of the upper receiver when running a suppressed barrel.

LANTAC E-BCG Pre Order 2 copy

The flared boss at the tail of the carrier enhances the BCG’s lock position within the upper and makes it more consistent, resulting in an accuracy improvement. All critical dimensions are hard turned / ground after heat treat and the bore of the carrier and gas key have been hard chrome lined for the best possible wear resistance.

LANTAC E-BCG Pre Order 3 copy

All E-BCG’s feature the LANTAC CP-R360 patent pending domed cam pin that is machined from 17-4PH Stainless Steel and hardened to H900 condition (45RC approx). The ultra smooth head reduces wear within the upper receiver. The BCG’s 11.7oz weight helps to increase lock time and smoother operation. Gas keys are properly staked at four points and only grade 8 fasteners are used in assembly.

LANTAC E-BCG Pre Order 5 copy

LANTAC E-BCG Pre Order 4 copy

–  Weight 11.7oz
–  Forward Porting, enlarged vents.
–  Balanced flared boss.
–  8620 Carrier, Heat Treated, Hard Turned, Chrome Lined
–  MPI Carpenter 158 Bolt, Shot Peened, Hard Turned / Ground.
–  NiB UTC EXO Coating.
–  CP-R360 Domed Cam Pin
–  All Hard Chrome surfaces are to MIL-STD-171 1.2.2.2
–  Shot Peening is conducted with S110 shot, Established by Almen Gage A-2 strip .006 -.008
–  Lifetime Warranty.
–  Made in the USA.
–  MSRP: $285

Mil/LE Discount available, please contact us for your discount code.

Get in on the pre-order of the LANTAC E-BCG now at www.LANTAC-USA.com.

NEW!! Rainier Arms UltraMatch .308 BCG

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 by ar15news

If you’re building a new .308 AR you should definitely check out the new Rainier Arms UltraMatch .308 BCG. Right now its being offered at an introductory price and is probably one of the nicest looking .308 BCG’s I’ve seen. Check out the details and pics below. They seriously cut no corners on this thing. 

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Match style DPMS Pattern Bolt Carrier Assembly designed to work with DPMS style barrel extension and compatible upper receivers. Always check compatibility prior to use in any firearm.

Specifications:
–  Carrier: Full Auto Carrier SAE 8620 Heat Treated Shot Peened Finish is QPQ treated
–  Bolt: 9310 Steel Shot Peened Heat Treated QPQ treated
–  Extractor: S7 Tool Steel Precision Machined Shot Peened Heat Treated QPQ treated
– Extractor Components: Extractor Spring made of Music Wire (The best spring steel available) “Reliability post” exceeds MIL-SPEC. Made with OUR OWN multi-cavity mold with the highest grade of chemical and heat resistant rubber, VITON. Our Reliability posts are NOT commercially available. VITON Rubber “Full-Auto O Ring” made if you want the highest grade of chemical and heat resistant rubber.
–  Extractor Retaining Pin: Precision Machined 4140 Heat Treated Precision ground to diameter
–  Firing Pin: Colt Full Auto Spec Machined 4140 Heat Treated

Available for purchase at intro pricing now at www.Revolvr.com.

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