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A few weeks ago we introduced you guys to the new Stealth Recoil Spring from Armaspec. The Stealth Recoil Spring is a drop-in replacement for your standard AR Buffer and Buffer Spring that will make the action quieter and smoother. The idea is not new but the amazing pricing is! We knew these would be coming out soon but didn’t know where until today. Rainier Arms has the exclusive offering of the SRS-Carbine Stealth Recoil Spring which is equivalent to a 3.3oz buffer and carbine spring. The intro price is just $64.95 which is too good of a deal to pass up. Get yours now at www.RainierArms.com.

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The Stealth Recoil Spring™ SRS ™ is a self-contained multi-stage drop-in replacement for your standard buffer and spring. The Stealth Recoil Spring ™ is designed to reduce felt recoil as well as keep the buffer spring from rubbing against the inner wall of the buffer tube. The buffer mass is designed to stay under constant tension against the bolt carrier and the O-ring on the head of the buffer mass prevents metal on metal contact.

 SRS-Carbine at about 3.3oz Equivalent

NEW!! Armaspec Stealth Recoil Spring

Posted on January 31st, 2017 by ar15news

Armaspec introduced a few new products this year at SHOT Show but the one I know many people are super excited about is the new Stealth Recoil Spring. The Stealth Recoil Spring is a drop-in replacement for your AR15 buffer and buffer spring that eliminates the noise from the spring rubbing on the inside of the buffer tube and helps the rifle function quieter and smoother. They also incorporated a rubber o-ring on the face of the Stealth Recoil Spring that removes any metal on metal contact.

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The Stealth Recoil Spring is a self-contained multi-stage drop-in replacement for your standard buffer and spring. Designed to reduced felt recoil as well as keep the buffer spring from rubbing against the inner wall of the buffer tube. The buffer mass is designed to stay under constant tension against the bolt carrier and the O-ring on the head of the buffer mass prevents metal on metal contact. Pat. Pend.

The Stealth Recoil Spring comes in 5 variations.
– SRS-Carbine at about 3.3oz equivalent
– SRS-H at around 3.8oz equivalent
– SRS-H2 at around 4.7oz equivalent
– SRS-9 at around 5.3oz equivalent
– SRS-H3 at around 5.6oz equivalent

Another awesome thing about the new Stealth Recoil Spring is the price. Armaspec has kept the price to a very affordable $79. At that price, if they work as advertised, I’ll be using these in many builds going forward. These are showing out of stock now but sounds like they should be available for purchase very soon at www.Armaspec.com.

NEW!! KAK Industry 9mm Configurable Buffer Kit

Posted on January 11th, 2017 by ar15news

I’ve been known to tinker and tweak my guns until I get them running perfect. One of the AR’s I’ve done this the most on is my Quarter Circle 10 9mm. The blowback operation of these 9mm guns creates a ton of energy and gets the BCG moving at a very high rate creating a lot more felt recoil than you would ever guess and can also lead to beating up and breaking parts like bolt catches, etc. I’ve mostly been swapping around different springs and buffers going heavier and heavier.

QuarterCircle10 9mm Buffer Setup

KAK Industry just rolled out a brand new 9mm Configurable Buffer Kit that lets you swap out weights inside the buffer to adjust the overall weight of the buffer in stages up to 10 ounces.

KAK Industry 9mm Configurable Buffer Kit

This new KAK 9mm Configurable Buffer Kit would have really come in handy while I was trying to figure out the perfect buffer weight to get my build running like a sewing machine. It is also perfect for making adjustments for Suppressed, UnSuppressed, Subsonic Rounds, Full Auto, etc. If you’re tweaking your AR9, you definitely need to check out this new 9mm Configurable Buffer Kit from KAK Industry.

**Sneak Peek** Fortis Mfg LA (Lever Action) Stock

Posted on December 6th, 2016 by ar15news

The guys at Fortis Manufacturing never stop! They are always looking at unique and innovative ways to improve or redesign parts for the AR. Their new LA Stock or Lever Action Stock is an all aluminum collapsible stock that can be adjusted using the handle that looks and moves much like a Lever Action rifle. Once you’ve adjusted the stock you use the Lever Action to clamp down on the buffer tube making for a stock with absolutely zero wobble. So far we just have computer generated photos which you can see below. I’ll be sure to update this article as more details and pictures become available.

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When designing our newest line to our Fortis family of products, we spent a lot of time thinking about the over all design and function of our buttstock. Lightweight? Of course, we helped start the change in the industry with our lightweight designs – but we also like our products to be robust and withstand the abuse we throw at it. Form as well as function each and every product we introduce – that’s Fortis.

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Introducing our newest part – our aluminum butt stock, the Fortis LA™. It’s an all aluminum Lever Action (LA) stock that utilizes mil-spec buffer tubes. That’s right – slip off the plastic stock and upgrade your rifle immediately. The lever action is what clamps down onto the buffer tube so there’s no rattle or movement and our patent pending design is is one of a kind.

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Features:
–  Material: Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum
–  Finish: Military Specification Type III Hard Coat Anodized
–  Fits standard milspec buffer tubes (not included)
–  Lever action tightens onto the buffer tube for robust grip and no rattle
–  Weight – TBD – but you won’t be disappointed
–  Made in the USA!

Keep an eye here on AR15NEWS for additional updates regarding the new Fortis LA Stock. You can also head on over to www.FortisMfg.com and sign up to be notified when the LA Stock in available for purchase.

Haley Strategic 6 Part Video Series – Tricking Your Stick

Posted on October 7th, 2016 by ar15news

Travis and Nate of Haley Strategic Partners have started a 6 part video series called “Tricking Your Stick with Nate and Trav”. Each video focuses on a different part of your rifle and shows you tips on “Tricking Your Stick”. So far they have release the first 5 videos which you can see below. Video 1 focuses on the Buttstock, Video 2 focuses on the Pistol Grip, Video 3 focuses on the Foregrip, Video 4 focuses on the Trigger and Video 5 focuses on the Weapon Light and Video 6 focuses on Optics. Big thanks to guys like Travis and Nate for sharing some knowledge.

VIDEO 1 of 6 The Buttstock

VIDEO 2 of 6 Pistol Grips

VIDEO 3 of 6 The Foregrip

VIDEO 4 of 6 Triggers

VIDEO 5 of 6 – Weapon Lights

VIDEO 6 of 6 – Optics

I personally run exclusively CMC and Geissele/ALG triggers in my guns. Not because I have to but because they are awesome and I choose to use them. However, this new “Saber” from James Madison Tactical is intriguing purely because of the price point. The Saber is a single stage drop-in trigger with a 3.5-4.0 pound pull weight. Rainier Arms has secured the first run of these triggers at an introductory price of $89.95. I personally have not used one of these triggers but if I wanted to upgrade my stock trigger and couldn’t afford a CMC or Geissele this is something I would consider. 

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With a fast reset, a smoother, crisper, lighter trigger pull, The single-stage trigger group is easy to install.

Features:
–  Single-stage
–  3.5- 4.0 lb. pull weight
–  Quick reset for faster response time between shots
–  Lightened trigger pull with super-crisp release to improve accuracy
–  Curved skeleton trigger function and comfort
–  Self-contained design makes it easy and quick to install with no fine-tuning needed
–  Quality 17-4 Stainless steel hammer, trigger and disconnect
–  Precision CNC and EDM machined from high-grade 6061-T6 aluminum and 17-4 ph SS
–  Contained in JMT’s signature metallic silver anodized aluminum housing
–  Note: The set screw should not be tampered with. Any attempts to modify the trigger will void the warranty.

You can get in on the intro pricing now at www.RainierArms.com.

Faxon Firearms – Headspace Matched Bolt/BCG and Barrel

Posted on July 29th, 2016 by ar15news

**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.

Great Initial Results From The CBI 20″ .308 Match Barrel

Posted on July 28th, 2016 by ar15news

The other day I took some time to start sighting in my new 20″ .308 upper I just built for my FALKOR Defense rifle. Shot this awesome 100yd 3-shot sub-1/2-MOA ( .4935″ ) group with a 20″ Criterion Barrels match barrel. I realize it is just a 3-shot group but I’m very impressed so far. I was shooing some PNW Arms 175gr “Sniper” Match 7.62×51 ammunition. I had a few other really nice groups but this was my last and tightest group of the day. I only have room for a 100yd range on my property but my buddy has a 500yd gong that I think I need to ring with this baby.

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This is a FALKOR Defense .308 ambi rifle with a CriterionBarrels 20″ .308 match barrel, Bravo Company USA charging handle and muzzle brake, Geissele SD-E trigger, Battle Arms short throw ambi safety, SLR Rifleworks 15″ Helix MLOK rail and Sentry adjustable gas block, ATLAS bipod, Magpul UBR stock, grip and mags, Rainier Arms UltraMatch .308 Nitride BCG with a KAK Industry dual ejector Bolt and a Vortex Optics Viper PST 4-16 FFP scope in the new Geissele Super Precision scope mount, MK Machining throw lever and scope level.

New Frontier Armory is always pumping out awesome new products so it was no surprise to see their new Extra Heavy Blowback 8-Ounce Buffer pop up on their Facebook page. You might be asking…”What is a Blowback Buffer and why does it need to weigh a whopping 8-ounces?”. Well, it all has to do with Pistol Caliber AR’s. 

Instead of using a gas system like a Direct Impingement AR to cycle the weapon, most Pistol Caliber AR’s (9mm, .40, .357 Sig, .45, etc) all use Blowback Operation. With a Blowback system their is a ton of energy throwing that BCG back and unless you do something to slow it down, it creates more felt recoil and it can tear things apart or cause excess wear. With Blowback ARs there is no Gas Block to adjust so your only option is to adjust the buffer weight. In comes the Extra Heavy 8-ounce Blowback Buffer from New Frontier Armory. 

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In my personal 9mm build I am running a 5.3 ounce H3 buffer. There is still more felt recoil than there needs to be but there aren’t too many buffer options out there that weigh more than the H3 buffer. NFA’s 8oz Blowback Buffer is made of solid Stainless Steel with an overall length of 4″ and would be a great next step in slowing down the BCG so its not slamming back so hard. It’s priced right too at just $39.99.

So, if you’re looking to smooth out your Pistol Caliber AR, the The New Frontier Armory Extra Heavy 8oz Blowback Buffer is definitely an option to look into. You can check them out at www.NewFrontierArmory.com.

Geissele Automatics Super 42 Spring and Buffer

Posted on June 6th, 2016 by ar15news

Earlier today, Geissele Automatics quietly introduced a new product. The Super 42 Spring and Buffer utilizes 3 separate wires to form the spring which is stronger, more durable and quieter than a traditional AR buffer spring. The buffer comes as an H1 buffer but can be easily upgraded to an H2 or H3 buffer by purchasing the additional Tungsten weights and adding them to the buffer. Technical information and pictures listed below. 

Geissele Super 42 Buffer and Spring

The Geissele Super 42 Spring was designed to improve the function and reliability of your AR-15 pattern rifle. Its unique spring design uses three independent strands of wire, just like the German MG42 Machine Gun. This concept acts as a harmonic damper and energy absorber by allowing the springs to flex separately from each other. This flex helps displace excess energy which decreases the chance of spring failure and assists with making your AR-15 more reliable.

Compared to the stock spring, The Geissele Super 42 Spring has a decreased tendency to lose length and force over a given round count. As an added bonus, it removes the annoying spring reverberations (twang) heard and felt by the shooter through the buttstock. The Super 42 Spring has a 15% stronger average return force than the standard buffer spring. This will assist in stripping rounds out of the magazine when operating with a dirty weapon or when using steel-case ammo.

You can purchase the new Geissele Super 42 Spring and Buffer at www.Geissele.com.

?? Magpul PRS (Precision Rifle Stock) Gen1 Blowout ??

Posted on March 29th, 2016 by ar15news

Magpul recently released info on the new PRS (Precision Rifle Stock) Gen2 that will be released later this summer. Its always nice to see new models of very popular products come out but it also means its time to look for some good deals on the Gen1 parts if you like them. Personally I love the PRS Gen1 stock and have a couple myself and now I might have to stockpile a few of them for future builds because I just got an email from Rainier Arms letting me know they have all of their Magpul PRS Gen1 stocks for both AR-15 and AR-10 on sale. When you go to the site it shows the usual $242.25 price but if you add it to your cart the price drops down to just $193.80 for an AR-15 or AR-10 version. That’s a smoking deal for an awesome stock. I just ordered an AR-10 version for one of my rifles and most likely will snag another couple AR-15 models for future use. Just passing along the savings to my friends.

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Magpul PRS Stock AR15 AR10 StickmanPhoto courtesy of Stickman

Photos of the new Agency Arms “CLASSIFIED” Rifle

Posted on January 27th, 2016 by ar15news

At SHOT Show 2016, Agency Arms announced a partnership between themselves and PWS (Primary Weapon Systems) to offer the Agency Arms Project CLASSIFIED DI rifle. I got permission to share the following photos that as far as I know have not been fully published yet. Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics and Agency Arms said this regarding the new rifle…

“Everybody knows there’s ARs all over the place. Why would you choose one brand over another brand? Quality is quality. But there are features on the AR platform that can be improved and when people get together and start thinking about them they find new ways to do things that some people just didn’t think of before. Some times its a little fix, some times its something potentially revolutionary. Not gonna use the word game changer but what I will say is this rifle brings a lot of value added products to the platform that are gonna be something that you might prefer in a rifle system if you’re looking for a new one.” – Aaron Cowan, Sage Dynamics

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– The upper and lower receiver appear to be billet but it is a lightened forged receiver set.
– 14.5″ 416 Stainless Lithium Isolated Barrel
– Chambered in .223 Wylde with a 1:8 Twist, Medium Weight Profile
– Midlength Gas System
– Ambidextrous controls with ambi mag release, bolt release, short throw ambi safety and charging handle
– CLASSIFIED 13.4″ Rail
– Rail up front features both picatinny and keymod.
– Has a ratcheting castle nut. Can be removed without tools.
– H2 Buffer
– Magpul stock, grip and MBUS PRO sights.
– Will ship with rail scales polymer rail covers
– Dead Air Pyro comp and Flash Hider suppressor mount. Mount is pinned for 16″ OAL.
– ALG Defense ACT Trigger.

The photo below shows a 4 position adjustable DI carrier that allows for suppressed / unsuppressed use or when running different ammunition loads. This rifle is one of the few DI platforms designed from the ground up for suppressed use.

Agency Arms Project Classified Rifle 5

Pre-orders are available and existing Agents have the ability to match their Agent number to their rifle serial number. 

Also included:
Grey Ghost rifle case
G-Code Scorpion Belt pouch
Two ETS clear magazines
RailScales Panels

MSRP $2900

www.agencyarms.com

KAK Industry – LR-308 Carbine Heavy Buffer

Posted on January 26th, 2016 by ar15news

I have a few LR-308 rifles, two of which I have personally built myself. Both of those rifles I wanted to run a standard AR-15 stock and buffer tube on instead of say a .308 PRS. Not only is it nice to have the option to swap stocks with any of my other ARs or to use stocks such as the Magpul UBR but the AR-15 buffer tube is slightly shorter than the AR-10 buffer tube making it a bit more compact. I’ve shown this setup to tons of people and they love it. To do this I’ve used what is called an LR-308 Carbine Buffer and the LR-308 Carbine Spring.

LR-308 Carbine Buffer in RifleMy FALKOR Defense .308 16″ with a normal AR-15 UBR stock installed.

So far so good but I’ve been thinking about increasing the buffer weight to reduce felt recoil a bit and just make it even smoother. My current buffers weigh in at just 3.8 ounces which is pretty light. Most LR-308 Heavy Buffers are close to $100 so last night, when KAK Industry told me about there new LR-308 Carbine Heavy Buffer, I was all ears. 

As you may already know, KAK Industry makes all of their parts in house so they not only make sure their Quality Control is top notch but also they can pass on the savings to their customers. The new KAK LR-308 Carbine Heavy Buffer is made from superior 304 grade stainless steel for durability, hardness, and longevity vs the typical 303 grade stainless steel. They also have solid tungsten cores and weigh 5.5 ounces. Whats even more impressive is that they are selling them at just $55 each. At that price it is a no-brainer to upgrade to the heavy buffer.

KAK LR-308 Carbine Heavy Buffer

These are available for purchase now. I literally just ordered some other parts from KAK Industry last night and should have added a couple of these too. If you’ve got an 308 AR or are in the process of building one, and want to run an AR-15 buffer tube on it, my suggestion is to go with this LR-308 Carbine Heavy Buffer and an LR-308 Carbine Buffer Spring. KAK Industry is an awesome small business to show some support to.

KAK INDUSTRY 308 CARBINE HEAVY BUFFER
https://www.kakindustry.com/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/510/

LR-308 Carbine Buffer Spring
http://www.kakindustry.com/lr308-carbine-buffer-spring

NEW!! Shadow Valley Weapons SVCOMP Tuned for 300BLK

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by ar15news

There are tons of options out there when looking for a muzzle device for your 300BLK upper. You just pick any 7.62 muzzle device with a 5/8×24 thread pitch that looks good right? It would be nice if there were more options for muzzle devices that are specifically tuned for the 300BLK round itself which is exactly what Shadow Valley Weapons decided to do with their SVCOMP.

The SVCOMP is a ported compensator that helps reduce muzzle rise that also has an S7 Tool Steel Glass Breaker Tip and a Wire Cutter Channel built in. Shadow Valley Weapons started with a 5.56 version which is what most companies would do but instead of just moving right into a 7.62 generic model and saying it will work with 300BLK, 7.62×39, 7.62×51, etc. they tuned their next model specifically for the 300BLK round. 

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SPECIFICATIONS
– CAL:  .300 AAC Blackout
– THREAD:  5/8X24 TPI
– OAL:  2.25″
– DIA:  0.850″
– MATERIAL:  4142 CHROMOLY STEEL
– INSERT TIP:  S7 TOOL STEEL
– FINISH:  MAGNESIUM PHOSPHATE
– INSTALLATION:  3/4″ SAE
– RATED:  FULL AUTO

NOT FOR USE WITH 7.62-NATO

The 300BLK SVCOMP is available for purchase now. Shadow Valley Weapons will be releasing more models soon including one tuned for .308/7.62×51. 

www.ShadowValleyWeapons.com

Sneak Peek at BAD INC. “GHOZT” MONOLITHIC PDW SBR PROTOTYPE

Posted on November 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

A little birdie sent this Sneak Peek of Battle Arms Development’s new “GHOZT” Monolithic PDW SRB to me and I just had to share it with you guys. Battle Arms Development has partnered up with Cross Machine Tool many times before and this Monolithic PDW SBR lower is another one of those collaborations. This SBR has a ton of other new Battle Arms Development gadgets including their proprietary buffer system which is only 4.75″ long but still allows you to use any BCG you want. Check out the pics and details bellow. Lets just hope I don’t get in too much trouble for sharing. 🙂

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Monolithic BAD-PDW Lower, GEN2 BAD556-LW Upper, BAD-EMMR enhanced modular mag release, BAD-CASS-SA-ST reversible 50/90 deg combat ambi safety, Trijicon MRO OPTICS mount, BAD-ATG 3 position pistol grip, 7.5″ LIGHTRIGID BARREL, TITANIUM GAS BLOCK, BAD-EPS-TI PIN SET, etc.

http://www.battlearmsdevelopment.com

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