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AIM v2 BLACK NITRIDE .223/5.56/300BLK CARPENTER 158 Bolt

Posted on May 4th, 2015 by ar15news

AIM Surplus just introduced their new Black Nitride AR15 Bolt made from Carpenter 158 steel. The bolts are also Shot Peened and MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected) and feature Billet Machined Extractors with Black Insert and O-Ring upgrade. Black Nitride is quickly becoming the go-to finish for AR parts. The fact that it is a Surface Treatment (Molten Salt Bath) and not a coating gives it better durability and boasts some of the best lubricity and corrosion protection of any finish out there. If you’re building a BCG or need a great backup/replacement Bolt, this is a great option for just $49.95 with FREE SHIPPING at www.AIMSurplus.com.

Aim Surplus Black Nitride V2 Bolt

Looking for a LANTAC E-BCG and/or UAR Billet Upper?

Posted on April 27th, 2015 by ar15news

Many of you, like myself, have been planning on using some of the new LANTAC parts for builds. Namely the E-BCG and UAR are ones I’ve been interested in but they seem to sell out as fast as they show in-stock somewhere. I managed to get a little bit of a heads up from my friends at Rainier Arms who will be getting a shipment of LANTAC E-BCG’s in this week and just added the UAR Billet Upper to their inventory and website.

LANTAC Enhanced BCG with Forward Porting and other upgrades.
Purchase here: http://www.rainierarms.com/lantac-e-bcg
**If it shows “Out of Stock” you can click the “Sign Up To Get Notified..” button just under the product title.

LANTAC E-BCG 4

LANTAC E-BCG 4

LANTAC E-BCG 4

LANTAC E-BCG 4

LANTAC UAR Billet Upper with Domed Cam Pin
Purchase here: http://www.rainierarms.com/lantac-uar-upper-advanced-receiver-inc-cp-r360-cam-pin

LANTAC UAR 1

LANTAC UAR 1

LANTAC UAR 1

LANTAC UAR 1

If you’re not familiar with these products you really should read about the LANTAC E-BCG HERE and the LANTAC UAR Upper HERE. They are pretty amazing products and I can not wait to finally get my hands on them for my next SBR build.

First Impressions – Fathom Arms Enhanced Nitride BCG

Posted on March 20th, 2015 by ar15news

Have you guys noticed all of the really nice BCG’s coming out lately? So much better than early 2013 when all you could find were junk BCG’s. I just happened to get my hands on one of the new Enhanced Nitride BCG’s from Fathom Arms​ and my initial impressions are “Man, this thing is nice!! They’ve made some special cuts to the carrier making fewer friction points and have added an enhanced area at the rear of the carrier to eliminate carrier tilt.

The finish is one of the nicest I’ve personally seen and I have a ton of BCG’s. One thing you typically see are machining marks or tool marks on BCG’s and this one has none. The staking of the gas key looks perfect.  These are all HPT and MPI tested as well. I’ve not put a single round through a rifle yet with this so let’s hope it runs as good as it looks.

Fathom Arms Enhanced Nitride BCG

There are a ton of upgraded features that you can read about at www.FathomArms.com. While you’re there, if you want to purchase one they gave me a code to share with you guys which is “AR15News” (case sensitive) and will save you $20. I’ll keep you guys updated as I use this Fathom Arms BCG.

Damage Industries BCG Lightning Sale

Posted on March 16th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’re looking for a deal on BCG’s, you should definitely check out Damage Industries’ BCG Lightning Sale. Right now they have 3 different BCG’s in-stock and on sale. All three BCG’s are Black Nitride Coated which is an awesome for firearms as it is super slick, easy to clean and is not a coating but a surface treatment which can not flake off. The best part is…..they’re all priced at just $86.95 each. These are available for purchase at the links below.

http://damageindustriesllc.com/product/bolt-carrier-group-complete-semi-auto

Damage Industried BCG Sale 1

http://damageindustriesllc.com/product/bolt-carrier-group-complete-select-fire-m16m4ar15

Damage Industried BCG Sale 2

http://damageindustriesllc.com/product/bolt-carrier-group-complete-select-fire-black-nitride-m16m4ar15

Damage Industried BCG Sale 3

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.

Visit www.LANTAC-USA.com for more information as well.
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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.

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 10

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

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. 

DSA BUFFERLOC 1

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

01-23-15 LANTAC TB copy

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

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