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**Updated image after press release below** Have you ever wished you could run a Rifle Length Gas System on a 16″ or shorter barrel? How about a Carbine Length Gas System on a barrel shorter than 10.3″? Typically, the longer the gas system the smoother and softer the recoil impulse will be. It’s been tried many times before and the end result has always been either an extremely oversized gas port OR scrapping the common length gas system and switching to a custom length gas system….that is until now. My buddy Garret at SPECIAL OPS TACTICAL is today introducing their PATENT PENDING Siphon AGP (Angled Gas Port) Nitride Barrels. By creating an angled gas port they were able to run longer gas systems on shorter barrels than ever before. The crazy part is they are using regular gas blocks and regular Pistol, Carbine and Rifle length gas tubes so the only custom part is the barrel. Does this have you intrigued like it does me? Tons of information is available below. Check it out!

[Press Release Begins]

In a quest to design, engineer and produce the World’s shortest length gas operated firearm barrels using industry standard high quality components Garrett Potter owner of Special Ops Tactical an Embry Riddle Aerospace grad, Philip Picardat owner of Artisan Arms /Micro MOA a Master toolmaker who has made high precision barrels for the industry’s biggest names for over a decade and his son Ryan McCormick collaborated efforts to produce an all new revolutionary line of barrels called “The SOT Siphon AGP Barrels”.  This new revolutionary line of barrels are being produced by Artisan Arms and will be exclusively sold by Special Ops Tactical.  We have developed and manufactured the first and only barrels ever to feature a “rearward” angled gas port in order to increase dwell time and gas pressure enabling us to create the shortest “Pistol length, Carbine length, Midlength, Intermediate and Rifle length barrels in the World while utilizing non-proprietary “gas tubes and gas blocks” by way of our all new “Siphon AGP Barrels” that feature our “Rearward” angled gas port.   Until now no other company in the world has produced a barrel that features a “Rearward” angled gas port. “Meaning from the top of the barrel where the port is initially drilled with the gas port angling rearward back toward the “barrel extension” / rear of the barrel in order to gain dwell time and gas pressure”.  PATENT PENDING)

Special Ops Tactical Siphon AGP Nitride Barrel 1

Traditionally and to date all barrels are drilled with a straight 90 degree  gas port and require about 1.5” Inches of barrel in front of the gas port in order for a barrel to function properly.  Otherwise you end up with a gas port so large that in order to cycle the system that the bolt carrier group is violently slung back by the over gassed port “vastly” outside the area of “normal” operation that even a muzzle brake is not able to overcome the extreme over gassing of the enlarged straight port which leads into several negatives being accuracy, recoil, wear and tear and multiple reliability issues; Not to mention the extreme deafening sound when using a muzzle brake on a short barrel.   Our new “Siphon AGP Barrels” cycle the gas system properly with a much smaller gas port allowing for correct, positive and ultra-reliable function as well as increased recoil reduction “because of the smaller port “which provides much better recoil control as well as accuracy that is just NOT possible with all other manufacturers’ barrels to date!

Our new revolutionary design allows our barrels to be “the shortest” possible length while using  standard gas tubes, standard gas blocks as well as greatly reduced sizes in gas ports because of their Patent Pending “rearward” angled siphon gas ports.  Our new “Siphon Angled Gas Port” is so much smaller than traditionally possible generally speaking the Siphon AGP gas port sizes are 10 to 20 thousandths smaller than their straight port counter parts.  The new Siphon AGP barrels have anywhere from a 8% up to 20% less felt recoil over their straight 90 degree port counterparts depending on specific barrel length, accomplished without the aid of a muzzle brake or any other recoil reducing device!  When a muzzle brake is implemented these barrels are incredibly smooth!

We like to push the limits of what is possible just to see what can achieved.  Designing and building standard components is still enjoyable but we thrive on designing and manufacturing tomorrow’s products!

Throughout this endeavor we knew that there had to be a few key features:

#1. The Barrels must use a standard length gas tubes not custom or proprietary.

#2. The Barrels must use a standard diameter and height gas blocks not custom or proprietary.

#3. The Barrels must be reliable enough to be employed by LEO, Military application, as well as contracted applications.

From our extensive testing we have found extremely promising results that the Siphon AGP barrels have much less of a recoil impulse than their traditional “Straight Gas Port” counterparts.  Generally speaking  8% up to a 20% reduction as compared to their straight port counterparts partially due to the reduced gas port size but is also associated with being able to run a longer gas tube not previously possible with traditional straight port barrels but also because the gas flow has one less 90 degree change in direction so makes the flow of gasses smoother throughout the entire system.

The profile, shape and weight of these new barrels was also very important to us.  We chose to start with a medium contour custom profile on this new line of barrels because of their crossover ability of being able to deliver excellent accuracy but in a more balanced refined lighter weight profile than a traditional government profile as well in efforts to help overcome barrel flex and whip.

Many manufacturers across the board intentionally over gas their barrels in order to ensure their barrels cycle on all types of ammo being hot or light loads.  This causes excessive wear and tear on the entire system and its parts as well as causing unwanted excessive recoil.   We make sure our barrels are not over gassed.  I see and hear so many people both customers as well as others in the industry state or think that a specific gas port size for a particular barrel length and or profile will be “universal” the same or similar to every barrel made across the board; this is NOT the case!  The gas port size has a “direct” relationship to the length of barrel and the Inner diameter of a barrels bore and the slightest change or difference in bore diameter will determine the proper gas port size. (Even with barrels of the same length and caliber all bores are not the exact same size.)

After extensive testing I have realized we have truly designed and manufactured “unobtainium”.  This is the only actual dissipator barrel system.  The new guns “That feature our SOT AGP Siphon Barrels” are truly very special and unique.  They will become a staple in the industry because of their unparalleled smoothness and reduction in recoil that can be applied to Military, Law Enforcement, Contractors and recreational shooters alike.  Our shortest 5” Inch AGP Siphon barrel offers a super compact firearm that is lightweight and extremely agile with such a major gain in recoil reduction over its 7.5 inch straight gas port counterpart, as well as being able to have extreme muzzle control in both semi and full auto modes of firing.  To the shooter the guns that feature our SOT AGP Siphon barrels are so much smoother than any other AR15 platform weapon in or near its category and will absolutely be a major game changer for the industry and shooters alike.  As soon as people get a chance to fire this barrel they will instantly feel and see that this is truly a revolutionary product!

Special Ops Tactical will be first releasing (5.56 NATO Caliber Siphon AGP Barrels in (5”Inch Pistol Length Gas),( 9”Inch Carbine Length Gas), (14”Inch Rifle Length Gas) and (16.01”Inch Rifle Length Gas), as well as several lines of our new Patent Pending SOT Siphon AGP barrels in multiple lengths and calibers including (5.56, 300BLKOUT, 7.62×51, 6.5 Creedmoor) as well as Complete Uppers and Rifles and will continue to add more lengths and calibers in the future so please stay tuned!

Barrel Specs:    

  • – Rearward Angled Gas Port (Patent Pending)
  • – Improved Gas Flow
  • – Utilizes Longer than previously possible Gas System
  • – (Only true dissipator system) (AGP) (Patent Pending)
  • – 4150 CrMoVa Barrel Steel
  • – 1:7 Twist Rate (Milspec)
  • – Nitride Finish
  • – Nickel Boron M4 Extension
  • – +11 Degree Target Crown
  • – Custom Medium Profile (except 5” version) which is Heavy

www.SpecialOpsTactical.com

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The image below better shows the “rearward” angle of the gas port. Unlike some older AKs and a few other AR manufacturers that have made angled gas ports drilled towards the muzzle end of the barrel, the SOT Siphon AGP barrels angle “rearward” towards the barrel extension. 

Special Ops Tactical SOT Siphon AGP Angled Gas Port Barrel

The AERO Precision monthly builder sets are one of the few things I look forward to being released every month. They’ve really kicked it up a notch lately with some amazing Cerakote finishes by the many of the best cerakote applicators in the business. This month they again are offering Builder Sets in both M4E1 (AR-15) and M5E1 (AR-10) configurations and have partnered up with Blown Deadline for a custom Burnt Bronze Woodland Camo finish that looks sick. Both builder sets include upper and lower receivers and a matching handguard in your choice of MLOK or KeyMod. The M4E1 set also comes with a matching trigger guard as well. 

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AERO Precision June Builder Set Burnt Bronze Woodland Camo

There are also Limited Edition Burnt Bronze Woodland Furniture sets available that include Magpul MOE grips and either CTR, STR or PRS Gen 3 stocks. This is a unique opportunity to get a complete rifle build done with Blown Deadline Cerakote finish without having to send your parts in and without having to wait for them to come back. You can shop all builder set components at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com

While you’re there shopping for parts…you might want to get in on their monthly rifle giveaway too. 

AERO Precision Monthly Rifle Giveaway June

Every month I get excited to see what my buddies at AERO Precision have come up with for their new Monthly Builder Set. What I’ve been really stoked to see is that lately they’ve been offering both AR-15 and AR-10 builder sets in the same month instead of just one or the other. The May Builder Sets are again offered in the M4E1 (AR-15) and M5E1 (AR-10) with an amazing Desert MAD Dragon Cerakote finish. They are also offering a limited amount of matching B5 Systems furniture. Check out the picture below then get ready to buy your set before they’re all gone. 

www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com

AERO Precision May Builder Set

The May builders sets are live and available in both M4E1 (AR15) and M5E1 (.308) This months finish is a Desert MAD Dragon from MAD Custom Coating! Limited matching B5 Systems furniture are also available. Get them before they’re gone!

https://aeroprecisionusa.com/combo-sets.html

DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY

AERO Precision May Rifle Giveaway

This month AERO Precision is also giving away one M4E1 complete rifle chambered in 5.56 with a Geissele LPK, Super 42 buffer system, Maritime Bolt Catch, Super Charging handle and Super Dynamic 3-gun trigger! Its also coated in the Desert MAD Dragon done by MAD Custom Coating. 

https://aeroprecisionusa.com/ap/monthly-rifle-giveaway/

Just prior to SHOT Show 2017 I met a guy named Aaron. Aaron has used his manufacturing knowledge to start Black Stone Firearms and produce some very impressive match grade barrels that are sleeved in a floating carbon fiber tube.

Black Stone Firearms Carbon Fiber Barrel 1

The carbon fiber tube has vent holes drilled into it to offer rapid heat dissipation. Not only are these barrels sub-moa accurate but they are extremely light and do not heat up nearly as much as a normal AR barrel. They’ve put over 100 rounds through a barrel in a very short time and without letting it cool down are able to grab the barrel and pick the rifle up by it. 

Black Stone Firearms Carbon Fiber Barrel 2

Black Stone Firearms Carbon Fiber Barrel 2

These barrels are 416R stainless steel, double stress relieved and hand lapped. They will be retailing starting at $629. Barrel weights are 16″ 25.6oz., 18″ 27.8oz. and 20″ 29.8oz. As usual, my friends at Rainier Arms have secured the initial release of these awesome barrels. Keep an eye out for these to be up on www.RainierArms.com soon. 

In the mean time you can also check out www.bsfbarrels.com for more information.

At SHOT Show 2017, Tactical Walls introduced their new line of Concealment Tables. The Concealment Tables follow their pattern of creating products that look and feel like something you would use in your home every day but include a compartment designed to hide a firearm, mags, flashlight, knife, etc. The tables are available as a Coffee Table, End Table and Night Stand and multiple different color finishes. All 3 models lock and can only be opened using one of the preprogrammed RFID cards. 

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The Concealment Coffee Table, End Table, and Night Stand from TacticalWalls mark the first stand-alone locking units offered by the company. Similar to other offerings from TacticalWalls, they provide a clandestine staging solution for firearm owners to safely hide their defensive hardware in plain sight. From the outside, the TacticalWalls Concealment Tables appear to be just high-quality maple wood furniture. To unlock it, simply swipe one of the included pre-programmed RFID cards in front of the table, and the hidden compartment underneath the table top drops down, presenting your hidden cache.

If you weren’t sold already, here’s a short video showing one of the Tactical Walls Concealment Tables in action.

 

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The new Tactical Walls Concealment Tables are pretty much what every secret agent dream is made of but you can now have it in your home too. For more information or to purchase one of these awesome new tables, head on over to www.TacticalWalls.com.

If you’ve been looking for something absolutely awesome and unique to start your next build, you have to check this out! AERO Precision has a limited edition run of M4E1 builder sets (includes the enhanced upper receiver, lower, trigger guard and rail) with a Nickel Boron Battleworn finish. We’ve all seen the Battleworn Cerakote finished but its a safe bet that nobody you know has Battleworn NiB. This thing looks absolutely awesome and should make for a very durable finish too. Keep in mind this Battleworn NiB finish is not cheap to do but nothing special is. These sets are available in both KeyMod and MLOK now at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com.

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Our October Builder Set features an AR15 M4E1 set with a Nickel Boron plated Battleworn (NIB Battleworn™) finish by Legal Manufacturing, LLC.

This package deal includes the finished pieces you need to assemble your own Nickel Boron plated Battleworn M4E1 Rifle, including an M4E1 Upper Receiver, AR15 Gen 2 Lower Receiver, Enhanced Handguard of choice and Billet Trigger Guard. Stand out at the range with a unique and eye catching build. This is a one time offer for this finish – once they are gone, they are gone!

Includes:
– M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver finished in NIB Battleworn™. Upper receiver is assembled and includes the forward assist, dust cover and barrel nut.
– AR15 Gen 2 Stripped Lower Receiver finished in NIB Battleworn™
– 12″ or 15″ KeyMod or M-LOK Handguard finished in NIB Battleworn™
– Billet Trigger Guard finished in NIB Battleworn™

AERO Precision just announced their September Builder Set. This month they are doing an M4E1 set in Magpul Stealth Grey. The Builder Set includes an AERO Precision forged lower, trigger guard, M4E1 enhanced upper and handguard (12″ or 15″, MLOK or KeyMod), all finished in a Magpul Stealth Grey Cerakote. If you’re looking for a great start to your next build, jump on this awesome kit. 

www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com

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This package deal includes the finished pieces you need to assemble your own Magpul™ Stealth Grey M4E1 Rifle, including an M4E1 Upper Receiver, AR15 Gen 2 Lower Receiver, Enhanced Handguard of choice and Billet Trigger Guard. Stand out at the range with a unique and eye catching build. This is a one time offer for this finish – once they are gone, they are gone!

Includes:
– M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver finished in Magpul™ Stealth Grey. Upper receiver is assembled and includes the forward assist, dust cover and barrel nut.
– AR15 Gen 2 Stripped Lower Receiver finished in Magpul™ Stealth Grey
– 12″ or 15″ KeyMod or M-LOK Handguard finished in Magpul™ Stealth Grey
– Billet Trigger Guard finished in Magpul™ Stealth Grey

http://aeroprecisionusa.com/m4e1-magpul-stealth-grey-builder-set.html

**Press Release**

(Cincinnati, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of factory matched bolts and barrels for all its 5.56 NATO and 300 Blackout Barrels.

Available for order today, anytime a customer orders a bolt and/or carrier with a barrel, the Faxon factory will precision match the bolt to the barrel using custom hardened gauging. As a set, the bolt and barrel are then matching laser engraved as a set for easy identification.

Faxon Firearms Headspace Matched Bolt and Barrel

Matching our famous barrels, Faxon’s bolts are made using only state-of- the-art machining and materials. Bolts are machined from 9310 tool steel, which is stronger than “mil-spec” C158. The extractor is S7 with latest-spec extractor spring system including spring, “Crane” o-ring, and silicone insert. Bolt carriers available as optional add-ons include the ultra-lightweight GUNNER series and the standard “M16” carrier.

“For customers who do not have a set of headspace gauges or a gunsmith available, the factory-matched bolt/carrier and barrel removes all the guesswork from putting together an AR-15,” said Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product Development. “Further, the laser-engraving ensures that no bolt and barrel are mixed up between rifles.” There is no charge for the factory-matching, laser-engraved serialized bolt and barrel service. Orders only apply to in-stock barrels and bolts, with lead times generally only a week after order. Dealers and OEMs are encouraged to explore the service as well.

Bolt Specifications:

Bolt:
-9310 Tool Steel Construction (Stronger than C158)
-Full MIL-SPEC Heat Treatment
-Shot Peened to MIL-SPEC
-Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
-Back of Lugs Chamfered for Reliability
-Spring, Insert, & "Crane" O-Ring Installed
-QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

Extractor:
-S7 Tool Steel Construction
-Fully Heat Treated
-Shot Peened Per MIL-SPEC
-QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

About Faxon Firearms: Faxon Firearms is a leader in constant evolution in the firearms marketplace. Faxon focuses on US-made quality and innovation. From the ARAK platform, GUNNER & FLAME barrels, MuzzLok (crush-washer free) muzzle devices, and now with factory headspaced bolts and barrels, Faxon offers quality complete rifle systems and components. New dealers are welcome.

For more information on Faxon Firearms, visit www.faxonfirearms.com.

One of our readers was asking about lowers with cool roll marks on them so I did a little search and found out that DSArms has just introduced some new designs to their line of custom engraved forged lower receivers. The new designs are Deadpool, Punisher, Spartan Helmet, Bounty Hunter, Rebel Alliance and Empire.

DSA Arms Custom Lower Receivers**Click Image For High Res**

DSArms is proud to unveil our new line of custom engraved AR15 lower receivers.

All of these receivers have the following features:
–  Machined from 7075-T6 Alloy Forging
–  Mil-Spec Dimension
–  Hardcoat Anodized Mil-A-8625F Type III Class 2 Finish
–  Caliber Marked 5.56
–  Selector Marked with Pictogram

If these new lowers are of interest to you, they are available from www.DSArms.com with Free Shipping.

Combat Shooters is now offering complete custom Cerakote finishes for your firearms. Whether you are wanting to make your new Black Rifle uniquely yours or just wanting to breath some new life into that old beat up handgun or shotgun, Cerakote is a great way to do just that. Below you will find some of the work they’ve done so far.  

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Combat Shooters Cerakote 1

Combat Shooters Cerakote 1

Combat Shooters Cerakote 1

Combat Shooters Cerakote 1

Combat Shooters is a Veteran Owned/Operated small business. If you’ve been thinking about having some custom Cerakote done to any of your guns, here is another great option to take a look at. To view pricing and details, simply head on over to www.CSGuns.com and add one of the Cerakote options to your cart where you will then be able to select from the drop down menus exactly what you would like done and see the pricing. 

SD Tactical Arms is donating a one of a kind “Old Glory” .308 rifle to the 3rd Annual Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit Auction which will take place next month in Fort Worth, TX. The Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit Auction raises money for other organizations helping Veterans. This years recipient chosen by the Kyle family is Spirit of a Hero

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“Old Glory” will be donated to the Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit Auction. This rifle has a billet upper and lower machined by SD Tactical Arms to a precise fit. The barrel is a Proof Research 16″ carbon fiber .308 /1 in 10 twist. 15′ handguard, adjustable length of pull and comb on this stock, heavy duty unimount scope base, TRMR2 Elite Tactical Optic, custom trigger, leather tooled Pelican case (by the finest saddle maker Texas has to offfer) with a custom form insert. This rifle is equipped with the finest machining and materials the industry has to offer.

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SD Tactical Old Glory Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit auction rifle 3

SD Tactical Old Glory Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit auction rifle 3

SD Tactical Old Glory Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit auction rifle 3

SD Tactical Old Glory Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit auction rifle 3

You can purchase tickets to attend the 3rd Annual Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit Auction at www.ChrisKyleMemorialBenefit.com

Tactical Firearms Solutions will be introducing NiB (Nickel Boron) Smoke at SHOT Show 2016. NiB Smoke is different in that it won’t be this super bright coating. Its basically a dark Nickel Boron and will be offered in two different variations including a “Battleworn” version shown below that looks pretty sweet! TFS is partnering up with DRD Tactical to introduce NiB Smoke at SHOT Show. Check out the new coating in the awesome photos below. 

http://www.tfsarms.com

https://www.facebook.com/TacticalFirearmsSolutions/

Tactical Firearms Solutions NiB SmokeShown here is the dark color of the NiB Smoke

We have been working hard to develop and perfect the new NiB Smokeᵀᴹ. NiB Smokeᵀᴹ is a patent pending Nickel Boron plating treatment that offers superior scratch and wear characteristics while simultaneously reducing friction to firearm surfaces. NiB Smokeᵀᴹ is a modern industrial dark gray shade which will be offered in 2 distinct variations. First will be a solid dark industrial gray and the second (pictured below) is the “Battleworn” variation. NiB Smokeᵀᴹ also does not significantly change the operating tolerances of firearms parts and can be successfully applied to most firearm alloys including Aluminum, Steel, and Titanium. NiB Smokeᵀᴹ is dark colored Nickel Boron. It is not Cerakote and is not a painted finish. It will not wear off like Cerakote and is great for ultimate protection and wear resistance.

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Tactical Firearms Solutions NiB Smoke 2

For those of you going to Shot Show, Tactical Firearms Solutions in conjunction with DRD Tactical will debut NiB-Smoke™ on January 19th-22nd at the NSSF SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Come see NiB-Smoke™ on the DRD Paratus – Booth # 15558 Accro-met Inc.; DRD Kivaari – Booth #7506 Mile High Shooting Accessories; and DRD M762 and DRD CDR – Booth #16241 Lothar, Walther.

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Tactical Firearms Solutions DRD Tactical NiB Smoke 1

When it comes to ARs, I tend to be on the non-flashy side. Pretty much any color is fine as long as its black. LoL However, I’ve always thought the custom engraving on 1911s, Shotguns, etc can be really cool looking and gives it that heirloom feel. When I saw what Underground Tactical was doing in celebration of Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, I knew it was too cool to not share with you guys. Check out the “Maquina de la Muerte” or “Death Machine” below.

The “Maquina de la Muerte” started out as a standard Underground Tactical billet receiver set and rail coated in what looks to me like a burnt bronze. They then sent the receivers and rail to King’s Wild Project for some amazing custom engraving. 

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Underground Tactical Maquina de la Muerte 1

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Underground Tactical Maquina de la Muerte 1

As you can see, this turned into more of a work of art than anything else. The design and craftsmanship of the engraving are off the charts. I’ll be updating this article as more photos and information become available. Check out Underground Tactical and Kings Wild Project at the links below.

www.UndergroundTactical.com
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www.KingsWildProject.com
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