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NEW!! Magpul MOE SL Furniture

Posted on April 28th, 2014 by ar15news

tEvery once in a while my wife will say to me “What are the kids up to? They’re way too quiet!”. And of course I’ll go check and see they’ve decided to paint the play room with Mustard or some other condiment. Apparently the same goes with Magpul but when they’re being quiet they’re designing some cool new AR furniture. At the NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Magpul introduced their new MOE SL or “Slim Line” furniture for the AR-15. This includes the MOE SL Stock, MOE SL Grip and MOE SL Hand Guard as shown in the pictures below. Unfortunately we are looking at Fall of 2014 for a release date so don’t go stalling your current build waiting for these to come out. Just have another build scheduled for this fall. :) You can still read the information about these new products and check out the pics below.  

Magpul MOE SL Furniture

Magpul MOE SL Stock

The MOE SL Stock – Mil-Spec Model (Magpul Original Equipment Slim Line) is a drop-in replacement buttstock for AR15/M4 carbines using mil-spec sized receiver extension tubes. Designed for the modern battlefield, the sleek profile, dual-side release latches, rolled toe, and angled rubber butt-pad is optimized for use with body armor or modular gear and provides for efficient shoulder transitions. Made in U.S.A. Small Made in USA flag

Magpul MOE SL Stock 2

Magpul MOE SL Stock 2


Magpul MOE SL Grip

Similar to the MOE-K2, the MOE SL Grip (Magpul Original Equipment Slim Line) is a drop-in upgrade for AR15/M4 pistol grips with a more vertical grip angle optimized for short LOP weapons that bring the primary hand in closer to the shooter’s body. With an aggressive new texture for positive weapon control along with excellent ergonomics, the SL Grip provides a slightly smaller size and slimline feel. All mounting hardware included. Made in U.S.A. Small Made in USA flag

Magpul MOE SL GRIP 1

Magpul MOE SL GRIP 1


Magpul MOE SL Hand Guard

The MOE SL Hand Guard for AR15/M4 firearms with carbine-length gas systems provides modular flexibility with M-LOK accessory slots in a lightweight, slim line, cost effective design. Designed with versatility in mind, slots at the two, six, and ten o’clock positions allow the attachment of optional Picatinny rail sections and other direct-attach accessories for the mounting of tactical lights, slings, grips, etc. Reinforced, heat-resistant polymer construction provides operational durability without the weight and expense of an aluminum rail hand guard. Large front extensions and lower lip provides additional operator protection from hot front sight assembly. Made in U.S.A. Small Made in USA flag


Magpul MOE SL Hand Guard 1


Magpul MOE SL Hand Guard 1

LUTH-AR Modular AR-15 Stock Making Waves

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by ar15news

It’s not often you see new items hit the firearms market that are game changers, but innovation is brewing and changes are coming faster than ever.

It has been 50-plus years since the inception of Eugene Stoner’s M16 design, which wielded a fixed A1 stock. Since that time there have been very few innovations in the fixed stock offerings that have come to market. Perhaps the most significant fixed stock to date has been the Magpul PRS, which was the first fixed AR style stock to add adjustability for the shooters comfort, length of pull and cheek weld. For a decade the PRS has dominated the market and for good reason. Magpul makes a great product that has been time tested in battle. 

That is all about to change. I had never heard of LUTH-AR and for good reason, as of last year, they didn’t exist, nor did the MBA stock I am about to reveal to you.


The MBA (Modular Buttstock Assembly) is lighter, quicker and an easier to adjust stock that is high quality and less than half the price of the Magpul PRS. That is a big feat to accomplish by someone who is perceivably new to the AR market.

As you can see from the quick comparison, the MBA is the clear winner over the long time champion. 

Quick Look Comparison:


*Street price from

So who is LUTH-AR anyway?

LUTH-AR is Randy Luth and he is perhaps the Steve Jobs of the AR-15 industry. In 1986, Luth founded what is now one of the largest manufacturers in the AR-15 industry, DPMS!  Until 2007 when he sold the company to Cerberus/Freedom Group and remained President of DPMS Panther Arms. The former DPMS owner currently holds at least seven U.S. patents in the firearms industry. In addition he earned Rifle of the Year awards in 2005 from Shooting Illustrated and in 2006 from American Rifleman. In 2009, Luth was chosen as Outdoor Life “Readers’ Choice” Person of the Year. Luth is the current owner of Del-Tone/Luth Gun Club and in his spare time serves on the board of directors for USA Shooting Team. Mr. Luth is also an avid hunter and 3-gun competitor. 

I would say he is more than qualified to come to market with a design that simply kicks butt as he has most likely forgotten more than you or I will ever know.

“Most of the adjustable buttstock assemblies out there are complicated, cumbersome and add unnecessary weight to the AR,”Luth said. “I realized there was a niche for something lightweight and affordable that allows shooters to get the customized fit they need to enhance their shooting experience.”



The MBA stock is seemingly easy to install over a standard A1 or A2 receiver extension (buffer tube) and will work on any AR-15/AR-10 rifle that accepts a buffer tube. 

Made from Super Strong Glass Filled Nylon, the MBA is Fully Ambidextrous and can be comfortably used shooting off either shoulder as the cheek piece can be installed on either side for right or left hand shooters. In addition, the design allows the cheek weld to be moved forward or backward by adjusting the vertical pillars mounted to the holes than run the length of the stock. 


The cheek saddle allows for up to 1-inch of height adjustment and the butt-plate length has an adjustment of 1.125”. An optional rear sling swivel is available for an additional $4.

The MBA is currently available in two configurations, the MBA-1, which is the full-meal-deal package that includes everything you need for full adjustment or the MBA-2 “Skullaton” which is a skeletonized version of the MBA-1 with no adjustable pieces, however they can be added at a later time. The MBA-2 has an MSRP of $49.95.

At the range, the MBA stock performed flawlessly. The adjustment knobs which are made of steel held strong round after round on our 308 and 556 test guns including the DRD Tactical G762 rifle which is shown in these photos. 



I had a really good chat with Mr. Luth on the phone and I am very impressed by everything LUTH-AR has done so far and I eagerly look forward to seeing more in the near future. Randy did drop this little hint:

“We are working on a carbine version now and while it posses some challenges, we hope to have it done soon” Luth said. 

By the way, if you’re curious, the MBA is made right here in the United States, including the molds.


The Luth-AR MBA-1 and MBA-2 are currently available for purchase from Brownells, Rainier Arms or from Luth-AR directly. Interested dealers and wholesalers are currently being accepted and should contact Luth-AR directly. The official website is or email


About the Author:  Jody Lewis is a professional photographer based in the PNW who has articles published on many of the popular websites including RECOIL-WEB and Guns & Tactics Magazine. He is also the Director of Operations and Business Development for Defense Marketing Group. You can follow him on his page XFIREPIX on Facebook.

Sweet Deal!! Complete M4 Buttstock Assembly

Posted on March 31st, 2014 by ar15news

Building an AR-15? You’re gonna need one of these! Damage Industries just lowered the price of their Complete M4 Buttstock Assembly to just $45 which is already an awesome deal. They’ve also added the option to upgrade the buffer spring to their Enhanced Recoil Spring for just $5 more. These USA Made kits are very high quality and feature mil spec 7-series aluminum buffer tubes. I’ve personally purchased a few of these kits and they are top notch! The Enhanced Recoil Spring are USA made as well of Chrome Silicon Spring Wire to enhance operation and can help reduce bolt bounce with consistent pressure. Get in on this deal now. Not sure how long they plan on keeping this pricing around.  

Damage Industried Complete M4 buttstock kit

Kit includes: 
• M4 telescoping buttstock 
• Mil-spec receiver extension (6 position) 7075 Aluminum
• Castle nut 
• End plate 
• Buffer, recoil 
• Recoil spring, stainless
• Recoil spring, Chrome Silicon (add $5)

Great Deal!! PSA Classic Complete Lower Build Kit – $80

Posted on March 19th, 2014 by ar15news

PSA’s Daily Deal for today is a complete M4 Lower Build Kit which includes a standard LPK plus a Buffer Tube Assembly (Buffer, Buffer Tube and Spring) and M4 Collapsible Stock for just $80. These usually retail for $120 so you’re saving 33%. Head on over and snag a set to two before they’re sold out.

620 PSA Classic Lower Build Kit

Sneak Peek!! New AR-15 Stock from Leitner-Wise Manufacturing

Posted on March 19th, 2014 by ar15news

One of the coolest guys I follow on Instagram and Facebook is a guy named Paul Leitner-Wise who owns Leitner-Wise Manufacturing. If you’re not following him you definitely need to fix that. I don’t need to get into specifics but lets just say he’s had a very successful career in the Firearms Manufacturing business. Paul always seems to be working on something cool and one of those items is a sweet looking new collapsible AR-15 stock that focuses on a combination of Light Weight and High Strength design.

Leitner-Wise Mfg Collapsible Stock 1

Leitner-Wise Mfg Collapsible Stock 1

According to Paul it is made of a combination of Polymer and Aluminum making it very strong and very lightweight coming in at just about 8 ounces. The collapsible function will also work in a similar fashion to the popular UBR stock in that the stock can be adjusted while the portion of the stock where you place your cheek also known as the Cheek Weld will stay in the same spot but will be much lighter than a UBR stock. One of the things that you’ll probably like as well is that it will work with any normal milspec 6-position buffer tube. 

Leitner-Wise Mfg Collapsible Stock 1

Leitner-Wise Mfg Collapsible Stock 1

Just FYI, the stock adjuster was not shown in any of the photos above but will be shown in upcoming photos. According to Paul this stock is something they will make if there is enough interest which it already seems there is. Let us know what you think. No idea on price yet but I’m thinking it will be something we can all afford. Additional details to come soon.  

You can follow Paul Leitner-Wise on the following social media outlets.

AR15NEWS SPR Build Update

Posted on January 21st, 2014 by ar15news

I wasn’t really happy with the end product of my SPR build which is why you haven’t seen much of it lately. So I’ve been making some upgrades that I feel will help finish this build. One of the things I wanted to change was the stock so I just recently added a Magpul PRS stock with a Knight’s Armament Company receiver extension and buffer. I’ve always loved the PRS and feel like it really makes this lower exactly what I was hoping for from the start. 

AR15NEWS SPR Build 620

My SPR Lower now consists of a CMT Tactical billet lower, Battle Arms Development BAD-CASS short throw selector, Magpul PRS Stock and MOE+ grip and an awesome trigger in the Geissele SD-E. I already have about 200 rounds through this rifle and its a serious tack driver. The Geissele SD-E is such an amazing trigger and is perfect for the SPR. I’m toying with the idea of purchasing a monopod for the stock but I will most likely just stick with my trusty sand/bean bag for a while. Will update you guys with a new picture of my SPR upper in a few days as well. 

Great Clearance Deal – PSA Enhanced Lower Build Kit – Just $80

Posted on December 12th, 2013 by ar15news

I know how you guys like your sweet deals (so do I) so I thought this would be something you’re interested in. Palmetto State Armory has a bunch of their Enhanced Lower Build Kits in-stock right now so they put them up for sale at just $80. This includes a complete LPK (Lower Parts Kit) and a complete Receiver Extension Kit (Buttstock, Buffer Tube, Buffer, Action Spring, Castle Nut and End Plate). If you think about the numbers, an LPK usually goes for $50-60, which means you’re getting a complete Receiver Extension Kit for just $20. That’s a steal. Grab a few of these before they are all gone. I can’t tell you how many lowers I’ve finished off with PSA kits like this and have never had any issues with them. Get yours at

PSA Complete Lower Build Kit Deal 620

Includes PSA Enhanced M4 Stock and A2 Pistol grip in Black, Palmetto State Armory Classic Lower Parts Kit and Mil-Spec diameter 6-position buffer tube assembly.

Everything you need to finish your stripped lower!

Damage Industries Deal of the Week

Posted on August 27th, 2013 by ar15news

Damage Industries is a place that I personally spend money so I was happy to see that they started offering “Weekly Deals”. Whenever these pop up I will try to get the information to you guys as quick as possible. This weeks deal is on a product that always has me grabbing for my wallet because its a very important part to finishing off any lower. Now through Sunday you can pick up a complete Milspec M4 Buttstock Kit for just $40. That is a steal when you’re talking about a Stock, Buffer Tube, Buffer, Spring, Castle Nut and End Plate all for just $40. No coupon code needed or anything like that. Just add it to your cart and pay for it before they are all gone. Purchase yours at

Damage Industried Complete M4 buttstock kit

Mil-Spec, made in the USA.

Kit includes:

• M4 telescoping buttstock

• Mil-spec receiver extension (6 position) 7075 Aluminum

• Castle nut

• End plate

• Buffer, recoil

• Recoil spring, stainless

Plus we extended our Buy 1 get 1 FREE on ALL QD Swivels sale.

Swivel links:

PSA Classic M4 Stock Kit – On Sale for Just $40

Posted on August 12th, 2013 by ar15news

It always seems to work out this way. Last night I ordered a complete milspec buffer tube kit (no stock) from another company and paid $45 for it. Now today, PSA drops the price on their complete M4 Stock Kit which includes a stock to just $40. Oh well. This is a great deal for any of you looking to finish off a lower. I have used this exact kit on a few of my other guns and its been great. Purchase yours now at

PSA Classic Stock Kit Deal 2

This PSA stock kit includes an M4 stock, 6-position milspec diameter buffer tube, buffer spring, Carbine buffer, latch plate, and castle nut.

NEW!! H6 Buffer Upgrade Kit from Damage Industries

Posted on July 21st, 2013 by ar15news

Our friends at Damage Industries finally have an answer for those of you who own 20″ barreled AR’s and wish you could put a collapsible M4 style stock on it. Now you can swap out all of your old fixed rifle stock components with their new H6 Buffer Upgrade Kit, add your favorite mil-spec collapsible stock on and fire away. The H6 Buffer itself has been specifically designed for this application and helps your 20″ AR run with a collapsible stock with no FTF/FTE’s at all. Plus you can save 10% right now with the discount code listed below. Check out the pics, video and details below.

Damage Industries H6 Buffer Upgrade Kit 2 620

Damage Industries H6 Buffer Upgrade Kit 1 620

This kit contains all the parts necessary to retrofit 20″ barrel AR15/M16 rifles with a carbine-type adjustable stock. Allows 20″ rifles to be used with heavy body armor and in environments where a more compact weapon is needed. Currently fielded by United States Marine Corps, the H6 buffer allows flawless function of the short carbine recoil action when used on a 20″ rifle. Kit contains the following Mil-Spec parts: 5oz H6 buffer, buffer spring, buffer tube (4 position), locking nut and receiver end plate.

I’ve personally become very fond of the products I’ve purchased from Damage Industries. The H6 Buffer Upgrade Kit and many other awesome mil-spec components can be purchased at Use the code “AR4JULY” at checkout to save 10%.



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