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“As we approach Memorial Day, it’s good to remember what this time is truly about. This weekend we make a concerted effort to reflect on the lives of our service men and women who have passed while serving our country. We celebrate their legacy, and recognize the freedoms that their sacrifices have afforded all citizens of the United States of America. Enjoy savings site wide while joining us in honoring their service and sacrifice.”

Geissele Automatics just introduced two new products and as always …. Geissele does not disappoint.

First up is the new Airborne Charging Handle which is a nearly identical copy to the original Super Charging Handle except that the ambi levers are shorter making it more low profile. As you can imagine by the name, this model was designed for some special guys who like to jump out of planes with guns but you too can get your hands on these new charing handles at www.Geissele.com.

Geissele Airborne Charging Handle

Now for a sneak peek at the new Geissele SMR MK13 rail. The MK13 is a slimmer and lighter version of the typical Geissele rail. It does have the picatinny rail sections machined in at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock spots similar to the MK4. You can sign up for notifications at Geissele.com. These will be available for purchase very soon.

Geissele SMR MK13 Rail

Agency Arms has some overrun AR parts from their Agency Arms Classified rifles that they are offering at a great price for Black Friday. The star of the sale is the Agency Arms logo’d RAPTOR ambi charging handle that usually only comes with a full Classified Rifle but is available separately right now only for just $70. The sale actually starts now so don’t wait. 

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Man, talk about starting out your next build on the right foot. Our friends at Shark Arms are offering an awesome combo deal of a genuine Colt forged upper, genuine Colt BCG and a genuine Colt charging handle for just $225 shipped. Shark Arms has a fantastic reputation for getting their hands on genuine Colt parts and offering them at a great price point. This deal was supposed to end tonight (9/16/16) at midnight but they have extended the sale until next Friday just for AR15NEWS readers. All you need to do is like the Shark Arms Facebook Page, email Sharkarmory556@gmail.com to place the order and include the discount code “sharknewspcl” so they know to give you the special price. 

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I’m gunna run the old Colt Special….. Same Parts Colt Upper receiver complete, plus the Colt bcg, plus the Colt charging handle 225.00 shipped from now till Friday (9/23/16) at midnight. We have more and more parts coming in from Colt were gunna make room get your parts at the old price next few days.

*Note: This is not a paid or sponsored post. Just a deal we wanted to pass along and Shark Arms was nice enough to extend the sale just for when we contacted them about it.

We received an email from UCWRG (Umbrella Corporation Weapons Research Group) the other day that had some good intel in it and wanted to share it with anyone who didn’t receive the email as well.

If you resisted the urge to immediately click over and buy one of the UCWRG Raptor charging handles that were back in-stock and kept reading they included some good info on what changes are going on at UCWRG right now. New UCWRG BCGs will be released soon and they continue to have an issue with getting forgings that are up to their high quality standards. 

If you kept reading past that you get to what we all are interested in…UCWRG BILLET!! I am fortunate to own one of the very first UCWRG billet ambi lowers ever made and love it (its featured in a  lot of my SBR photos). UCWRG has never been able to keep up with demand for their products but it appears they may have figured out some of their production dilemmas as they are about to release a NEW billet lower and drumroll….billet upper. Photos and details below.

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We have a new billet lower design complete and we’re excited to get them out there. While we’d like to have receivers ready before the election, we’re pushing to have them finished before Christmas. Timelines can change, especially after November. Like our first billet design these will include the ADAC for right side bolt catch. We’ve made a few improvements to this lower; the magwell bevel is deeper and by popular request we’ve added a tension screw. You might also notice we’ve switched the logo from the 3D version to our standard deep laser engraved umbrella. These lower receivers still feature our unique magwell geometry and are WEDM cut for an even smoother finish. Billet uppers will follow soon after the lowers are released to complete the pair.

UCWRG SBR 620

So, if you’ve wanted to get on the UCWRG train, your chance might be coming sooner than you realize. I hope this means good things going forward for UCWRG and they do make a phenomenal product. Getting it out to the consumers is the key. You can check out all of the UCWRG products at www.UCWRG.com.

Cross Machine Tool has been teasing us little sneak peeks of a mysterious 9mm PDW for some time but it wasn’t until now that they released information and full pictures of the ARMINI™. The ARMINI™ is a self contained 9mm PDW that takes Glock mags. It features Ambi Controls (something other 9mm AR’s don’t offer), a Non-Reciprocating Forward Side-Charging Handle and an awesome Side Folding Stock that locks into the rail system doubling as a Vertical Forward Grip. It is also extremely lightweight at just 3lb 4oz without the stock or 4lb 2oz with the stock.

The Patent Pending ARMINI™ can be seen at the Northwest Shooting Sports Expo this weekend August 27th -28th in Tacoma, WA. The ARMINI™ takes the term American Sub Gun to a whole new level. Although it may look similar to any other pistol caliber AR, it is not. Everything from the bolt, forward charging handle, receivers, buffer system has been designed around pistol caliber cartridges fed from a standard Glock magazine. Weights- 3lbs 4oz. Pistol configuration. 4lbs 2oz with folding buttstock/forward grip configuration.

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Cross Machine Tool ARMINI PDW 2

Left side of the ARMINI™ that displays the patent pending design functions of the folding buttstock/forward grip combination & the non reciprocating forward charging handle.

Cross Machine Tool ARMINI PDW 2

Cross Machine Tool ARMINI PDW 2

The Cross Machine Tool ARMINI™ will be exclusively licensed to Rainier Arms and will be available through the Rainier Arms website or in-store. You’ll also be happy to hear that the ARMINI™ will be sold in a “Pistol” configuration with the stock being sold as an optional product. This makes it so you can purchase your firearm and take it home with you, then submit a Form 1 to SBR it when you’re ready. Production Cross Machine Tool ARMINI’s™ will be available Early 2017. 

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SLR Rifleworks Father’s Day Sale: Save 10% on all products on the SLR website and if you spend $350 or more you will get Free Shipping as well.

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Most of you who know who FALKOR Defense is know them as the manufacturer of some amazing rifles and gun parts such as their Mirrored Ambi AR-15/AR-10 Receiver Sets, PETRA 300WM rifle, etc. FALKOR Defense has a plan to be know for much more. Behind the scenes, their “ShadowWorks” R&D team has been creating some awesome gun accessories as well and those accessories are now starting to become available for purchase.

Most recently they have started shipping their new “MANTIS” precision bipod. The MANTIS features adjustable swivel and cant and the legs can be moved forward or back independent of each other. To extend the legs you simply pull them out to the length you need and then to retract them you just push a button and they snap all the way back in.  

FALKOR Defense MANTIS Precision Bipod

FALKOR Defense MANTIS Bipod

They have also released their new “Velocity” Glock Mag Extensions that not only add capacity to your Glock Mags but give your mags a stronger base pad and the added weight can help ensure your mags drop free when empty. 

FALKOR Defense VELOCITY Mag Extension

Falkor Defense Velocity Mag Extension

Another product they have released is their MACH-15 (AR-15) and MACH-10 (AR-10) ambi charging handles. I have one of the MACH-15’s and they are extremely well built and function perfectly. 

FALKOR Defense MACH-15 Ambi Charging Handle

FALKOR Defense MACH-10 Ambi Charging Handle

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As you can see, lots of awesomeness coming out of FALKOR Defense right now and way more to come. You can check out all of the new products from FALKOR Defense at www.FALKORDefense.com.

FALKOR Defense has just announced they are now shipping their MACH 15 ambi charging handles. The MACH 15 features a large latch on both sides of the charging handle for ease of use with either hand. From personal experience with their MACH 10 (7.62 model) ambi charging handle, I can tell you these are very nice. If you are looking for an ambi charging handle that not everyone else has yet, head on over to www.FALKORDefense.com to pick one up.

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MACH 15 ambidextrous charging handle by FALKOR Defense. Built for the right or left handed shooter, the MACH 10 charging handle makes charging your firearm from both sides of your receiver comfortable and easy.  These charging handles allow for use of either the finger and thumb grip or the palm of the hand to be used to charge the rifle on both the strong and support side.  With oversized levers on both sides it makes it ideal for firearms with optics, shooters with gloves or for the shooter that wants to take advantage of ambi control.  Made in the USA from aircraft grade 7075 aluminum and steel internal parts.

http://falkordefense.com/shop/parts-accessories/falkor-mach-15-ambidextrous-charging-handle/

In case you missed it, just before Christmas Geissele Automatics gave AR owners all over the country a Christmas present of sorts by releasing a sneak peek at a couple of new products that will be coming soon. As you may already know, Geissele has been working on a new Scope Mount for a DOD (Department of Defense) customer since early 2015 and will be available for consumer purchase in 2016.

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As if Geissele Scope Mounts weren’t good enough, just prior to Christmas they released an image that had every AR owners mouth watering. In the image (see below) there was a sneak peek at the new Geissele Ambi Charging Handle and Geissele T1/T2 micro red dot mount. The Ambi Charging Handle looks like it has a nice curve to the handles which should help you really get a good grip on it for ease of use and the T1/T2 mount looks low profile but stout.

Geissele Automatics T1-T2 red dot mount and Ambi Charging Handle

Another new product coming soon is a new scope mount for the 50 BMG rifle. As you can imagine, due to recoil you can’t just use any old scope mount on a 50 BMG. The new Geissele 50 BMG Scope Mount will feature a 3 bolt design for the mount to rifle interface as well as a 3 bolt design for the scope ring caps to clamp on and hold the optic nice and tight over a larger surface area. If you own a 50 BMG rifle, this might be something to look into!

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Geissele Automatics Scope Mount 3

As you can see, Geissele isn’t just sitting around happy to be making Triggers and Rails. They are working continually to add more and more to their lineup all the time. Now if we could just talk Bill into making complete rifles we would be all set. 🙂 For more information on Geissele product, head on over to www.Geissele.com.

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 www.GriffinArmament.com and check out their stuff. You might find something you just can’t live without!

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Combat Shooters has introduced their new T.A.C.H. which stands for Tactical Ambidextrous Charging Handle. The T.A.C.H. features a large latch on both sides of the charging handle for ease of use for both right and left hand users. These are currently on pre-order while they are at anodizing and laser and will start shipping in less than 2 weeks. Check out the pics and details below. Pre-order at www.CSGUNS.com.

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Combat Shooters TACH ambi charging handle 1

Combat Shooters TACH ambi charging handle 1

The T.A.C.H. provides wider, more accessible levers that are easy to reach, even while wearing combat gloves or with a large optic mounted on the weapon. The levers provide a great feel for the operator, improving the weapons performance. The ambidextrous feature is independent, allowing one or both levers to be pulled at the same time, virtually eliminating the risk of a jam. A standard charging handle puts stress on a weak roll pin that is used to keep its mechanism in place. In the field, this weakness becomes a liability. If this roll pin is damaged, the weapon can become non-functioning. Through our mechanism’s three independent components, stress is virtually eliminated and very little is transferred to the heavy duty, stainless steel pins.

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Quentin Defense is well known for their affordable billet receiver sets that they sell and make OEM for other companies. Just yesterday they shared a photo of their new billet charging handle that will be coming soon. The new Quentin Defense Billet Charging Handle is going to be called the SuperCharger. I’m guessing the material will probably be 7075-T6 aluminum as most billet charging handles are. Looks like MSRP will be just $39.50 which is a great price point for a nice charging handle. Will be sure to keep you guys updated as more details and release dates are announced.

www.QuentinDefense.com

Quentin Defense SuperCharger Billet Charging Handle AR15

Next Level Armament has begun testing their new Ambi Charging Handle of the M&P22 carbine. There are a ton of guys with M&P22 rifles that build them up just like their for cheaper training purposes. Unfortunately there are some limitations as to how similar you can mirror your standard AR such as charging handles. For the most part, there really aren’t a ton of good ambi charging handles available for the M&P22 rifles. Next Level Armament makes a great AR-15 ambi charging handle and has recently begun testing on their new M&P22 Carbine Ambi Charging Handle. This will give you the exact same look, feel and action as your standard AR but with the affordable shooting of a .22lr rifle. You can take a look at the pictures below. Hoping to see this much needed product released soon. 

Do yourself a favor and check out the awesome stuff over at www.NextLevelArms.com.

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NLA ambi CH for the M&P 22 carbine 2

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!!

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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

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