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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

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

Two Awesome BCG Deals

Posted on August 5th, 2014 by ar15news

AIM Surplus has two awesome BCG deals going on right now. These are called BDG BCG’s which stands for Budget BCG because they don’t have any extra special laser engraving or radius cuts, etc. Just a great all around, quality Full Auto/M16 BCG. They are offering both Phosphate and Nickel Boron coated versions at awesome prices with FREE SHIPPING. Pricing and details are listed below for both BCGs. 

PHOSPHATE AR/M16 .223/5.56 9310 MPI BDG BCG  -  $79.95 Shipped

AIM Surplus Phosphate M16 MCG

Nickel Boron AR/M16 .223/5.56 9310 MPI BDG BCG  -  $99.95 Shipped

AIM Surplus Nickel Boron M16 BCG

AIM AR/M16 .223/5.56 complete Bolt Carrier Groups. We are having these bolts manufactured to our exacting standards with no Frills added to be able to offer the best BCG at the Best Price! Features 9310 Bolt Material; 8620 Chrome lined carrier and gas key; Properly staked Investment cast gas key hardened to USGI specifications fastened with Hardened Grade 8 Fasteners; Shot peened MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected) Bolt. This is an Excellent Bolt and an Excellent Price!

AR Pistol Build Details and Pictures

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by ar15news

I recently built a new sexy looking AR Pistol that I’ve been taking pictures of and have gotten quite a few questions about what components I used, why I set it up the way I did and how its running so far. Its been a while since I did a “Build Details” article so I figured since so many people were interested in this build I would do one on it. This article will basically be a run down of the different components as well as an explanation of why I used them if needed.

We’ve all seen some AR Pistols that have extremely short barrels/uppers. I tend to not go shorter than a 10.5″ barrel on mine as it’s short enough to make them more compact without sacrificing a ton of accuracy or velocity. This whole build started out with a mid length AERO Precision COP Upper and Forged Lower. This is the second AR I’ve built with this receiver set and I love them.

THE AR PISTOL UPPER
The Upper, as I mentioned, features an AERO Precision COP mid length upper with a Parallax Tactical TiN BCG, Magpul MBUS Pro sights and Fortis Mfg Hammer charging handle. For the optic I wanted something very small and compact so I went with the Vortex Optics RAZOR and an American Defense Mfg QD mount. The barrel is an ODIN Works 10.5″ .223 Wylde Stainless Steel barrel with a Primary Weapons CQB comp on the end. The combination of a shorter barrel and the CQB comp makes it perfect for a home defense weapon but the ODIN Works barrel definitely holds up to its reputation as a straight shooter and is absolutely capable of hitting longer range targets with ease. I’ll shoot some 100 yard groups soon and do another writeup for you guys on the accuracy of this 10.5″ AR Pistol.

AR Pistol Upper

THE AR PISTOL LOWER
The lower for this build is an AERO Precision lower that I bought as a set with the upper for this build. Both were Cerakoted Tungsten for a unique look. So far I’ve added a Battle Arms Development BAD-CASS-SA short throw selector and EPS Pins, Phase 5 Weapon Systems Winter Trigger Guard, Magpul K2 grip and an Impact Weapons Components QD End Plate sling mount. There is a new ALG Defense ACT trigger waiting for it down stairs that I need to install.

Another feature that should be standard on ALL AR Pistols is the combination of a Sig Sauer SB15 Arm Brace and an SB15 specific buffer tube such as the KAK Industry Super Sig Tube or Phase 5 Hex-2.  These buffer tubes push the SB15 further away from the receiver making the setup a bit more comfortable to shoulder (Shouldering the Sig SB15 is legal according to the ATF). For this build I installed the KAK Super Sig Tube and its awesome. You can even get an adjustment kit of rings that you slide on before installing the SB15 to adjust how far back it sits.

You also might notice the MagPod on the magazine. These will be available for purchase very soon!

AR Pistol Lower

THE BUSINESS END
The part I get questions about the most is the business end of the upper. Most people seem to really like this setup so here is a pretty detailed look at it. One of the other reasons I like muzzle devices like the CQB comp is that you can put a light right up to the end of the muzzle and not worry so much about it getting damaged in the blast of the rifle or coated in carbon. My setup consists of a Magpul AFG and a Haley Strategic Partners Thorntail Offset Mount with an INFORCE WML mounted on it. The Thorntail Offset Mount is made by Impact Weapons Components for HSP and is an awesome mount for the WML. It has four slots to mount the WML on and can even be mounted cantilevered like mine is.

IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1

As you can see the WML is pushed out almost to the tip of the muzzle. Pushing it further forward not only reduces shadowing in the light beam but also gives you a lot more real-estate to put your hand on a shorter rail. 

IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1

The next few pictures will show you a detailed look at the complete setup and hand position. While using the AFG I like to put my thumb on top of the rail for a solid grip. To activate the light, all you need to do is slide your thumb to the left and the activation button is right there. This is a very effective and comfortable setup.

IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1

If you like this light setup and want to put it on your rifle or pistol build, I would recommend checking out www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. They have the HSP Thorntail Offset Mount, Magpul AFG grip and INFORCE WML light all in-stock. Plus, if you use the discount code “ar15news” at checkout you’ll save 5% off your entire order. 

This is definitely my favorite AR Pistol build to date. After a few hundred rounds so far I can tell you it runs like a champ and is absolutely a blast to shoot. The bolt holds open on empty mag, no Failure to Eject, no Failure to Feed, etc. Just an all around accurate AR Pistol that I would not hesitate to grab when my life depended on it. 

IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1 IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1

LINKS
AERO Precision
ALG Defense
American Defense Mfg
Battle Arms Development
Fortis Manufacturing
Impact Weapons Components
INFORCE

KAK Industry
Magpul
ODIN Works
Parallax Tactical
Phase 5 Weapon Systems
Primary Weapons Systems
Sig Sauer
Vortex Optics

FREE Bravo Company BCG and BCM COMP with Purchase of Upper

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by ar15news

Not sure how long this has been going on but my buddy Richard just gave me a heads up that BCM (Bravo Company Mfg) has some pretty sweet incentives to buy a BCM Upper. As many of you are already aware, BCM make some of the most sought after rifles and uppers out there. However, the market is slow right now and lots of companies are getting creative to bring prospective buyers their way. Usually BCM uppers do not include a BCG or Charging Handle. Typically that is an extra couple hundred dollars that you have to spend but right now, ALL BCM uppers are on sale and will come with a FREE BCM M16 BCG. However, the sweet spot in the lineup is the 16″ uppers which will also come with an additional FREE upgrade to a BCM MOD 0 Compensator. Basically all you need to do is add a charging handle and you’re all set. With over 100 different upper options all on sale, take your pick over at www.BravoCompanyUSA.com.

BCM-URG-MID-16-KMR13-2BCM BCG M16 BCM Mod 0 Comp

BCM-URG-12-KMR10

4th of July Sale 2014 – AM-TAC Precision

Posted on July 5th, 2014 by ar15news

AM-TAC Precision is offering 15% off all of their products including the Gemtech Bi-lock Jake Brakes, KRS v2 KeyMod handguard, Match Grade Isonite barrels, BCG’s and much more in celebration of Independence Day. This is especially a great deal on their complete uppers as it knocks them down from $1,040 to $884! I personally own one of their awesome KRS v2 rails, Match Grade Barrel and Jake Brakes and they are very nice stuff. Use the code “JULY4THSALE” at checkout to save 15% www.AM-TAC.com.

620 AM-TAC Precision JULY 4TH SALE-2

4th of July Sale 2014 – Phase 5 Weapon Systems

Posted on July 4th, 2014 by ar15news

Phase 5 Weapon Systems Inc. is offering a 4th of July promo of 10% off any order placed on their website between July 4th through July 6th. Please use the promo code “ freedom5 ” on the checkout screen at Phase5WSI.com.

Phase 5 Tactical 4th of July Sale

KAK Industry – FOURTH OF JULY MADNESS Sale

Posted on July 1st, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends over at KAK Industry have a bunch of items for sale on their website in celebration of Independence Day. The selection of items they have on sale is really impressive. They have everything from barrels and buffer tubes to BCG’s and Uppers available at great prices. A few of deals I would recommend checking out are:  KAK Industry Super Sig Tube on sale for $35, Super Sig Tube Complete Kit for $62, KAK Low Profile Gas Block for just $18.50, Lots of KAK barrels on sale, AERO Precision stripped uppers on sale for $59 and the KAK Industry 5.56 BCG for just $90. There are plenty of other deals as well. Thankfully they put them all under one section on the website so head on over and check it out at www.KAKIndustry.com.

620 KAK Industry Memorial Day Sale 1

KAK Industry Nitride .308 BCG 1

KAK Super Gen 1 AR Pistol Buffer Tube 4

620 KAK Industry Sig SB15 Super Sig Tube CS

620 kak lpk with billet trigger guard 1

Had a nice time sighting in / function testing a couple of my newer AR’s at the range the other day. I typically shoot on private land but bench shooting is a good way to get your guns out, put some rounds through them and make sure they are running good. For the most part there were no issues but any AR builder will tell you it only takes one small issue to throw a monkey wrench in there.

620 CIV Tactical SPR AERO Precision AR Pistol Vortex opticsClick to enlarge

The rifle has an upper built by CIV Tactical using receivers are from Tactical Firearms Solutions. CIV Tactical used their excellent 18″ SPR barrel and Matched Bolt that are known for getting some extremely low sub-MOA results. I used an older Bolt Carrier with the supplied bolt and figured everything would be fine. When the rifle wouldn’t eject a single round I knew there was something going on. Instead of just giving up and using the other AR I brought I decided to try to figure out was the issue was. After trying 2 different lowers, 4 different mags and 2 different types of ammo I decided to try a different BCG. Swapped it out and it ran like a Sewing Machine. I know the Matched Bolt is good as it was test fired with that exact Bolt so it’s pretty obvious I can narrow it down to the Bolt Carrier such as a leaky Gas Key. Looks like I threw in my own monkey wrench.  LoL  

The point is if you think logically through your failures and start eliminating possible issues, you can quite often move past the issues with the rifle and still get in some good trigger time. Oh, and bring some tools and small parts with you when test firing a rifle for the first time.  :)

The rail on the SPR is a Parallax Tactical FFSSR rail. It also has an ATLAS Bipod with ADM mouth and the Stock is the LUTH-AR MBA-1 that you can buy from www.MidwestPX.com. The AR Pistol is all AERO Precision with an Odin Works 10.5″ Barrel, Primary Weapons CQB comp and a KAK Industry Super Sig Tube. Both guns have Vortex Optics…optics.

AIM Surplus v2 Black Nitride BCG – Improved and In-Stock

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by ar15news

The AIM Surplus Black Nitride BCG is definitely one of the nicest BCG’s I own. I’ve been using one for I think about 4 months now with absolutely zero issues. It features an 8620 enhanced carrier, a Billet Machined 4140 Gas Key and the entire BCG is coated inside and out in Black Nitride. Black Nitride is very slick and easy to clean but is much more durable than most other BCG coatings. I have the original version of this BCG which had a 9310 Bolt. This new v2 BCG has been upgraded with a C158 bolt which is something I know a lot of people are pretty picky about. AIM Surplus just received a new shipment of these at an unbeatable deal. While they are still in-stock they are just $99.95 with FREE SHIPPING in the lower 48 States. Purchase one (or five :) ) at www.AIMSurplus.com.

620 Aim Surplus Black Nitride BCG 1This is what my Black Nitride BCG looked like before I started shooting it.

620 Aim Surplus Black Nitride BCG 1

We are proud to announce the release of our v2 Back Nitride AR/M16 .223/5.56 Bolt Carrier Groups. MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected) Bolt.

-- 8620 Tool Steel Enhanced Radius design (Angle Cut) Carrier with inside and out Black Nitride Treatment
-  CARPENTER 158 MPI Bolt with inside and out Black Nitride Treatment
-  Billet Machined Extractor with Black Insert and O-Ring upgrade
-  Billet Machined 4140 Steel Gas Key
-  Grade 8 Fasteners
-  Military Specification Gas Key Staking

 

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