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Combat Shooters 2015 Rifle Lineup | Looking For Dealers Too

Posted on August 31st, 2015 by ar15news

Combat Shooters just put out this graphic showing their entire line of Complete Rifles and Uppers. They’ve done a great job picking quality components for the 3 different models. All of their rifles have the option of Forged or Billet receivers and use Faxon Firearms barrels.

Combat Shooters AR-15 Models 2

The CS-15 MOE is just a great looking, affordable 16″ rifle with Magpul equipment.

The CS-15 Vulcan really takes it to the next level with a 16″ Flame Fluted barrel, NIBX BCG, VG6 Epsilon muzzle device, 12″ GPX rail, HyperTouch trigger and Mission First Tactical furniture.

If you need something that can reach out a bit further, their CS-15 SPR with its 18″ Straight Fluted SS barrel, 14″ GPX rail, VG6 Gamma, HyperTouch trigger and MFT furniture should do the trick.

Combat Shooters AR-15 Models 1Click Image To Enlarge!

Overall, the Combat Shooters line of rifles are a great value. Combat Shooters is also looking for stocking dealers. If you are a dealer or want your local FFL to carry these rifles, take a look at the info-graphic above. Complete rifle and upper details are listed as well as their contact info. 

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Combat Shooters on Facebook
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Mega Arms Now Shipping 14″ and 12″ Wedge Lock Hand Guards

Posted on August 24th, 2015 by ar15news

Just a few weeks ago, Mega Arms released the 16 inch version of their new Wedge Lock hand guard and has now announced they are currently started shipping the shorter versions. Both the 14 inch and 12 inch Wedge Lock hand guards are on their way to dealers with the 9 inch and 7 inch rolling out the door very soon after.

Mega Arms Wedge Lock hand guard 1

Shorter lengths of the Wedge Lock hand guard have started shipping. WHL-550 (14″) and WHL-450 (12″) have left the building.

We expect to have WHL-350 (9″) and WHL-250s (7″) shipping some time next week.

http://www.megaarms.com/ar-15/ar-15-hand-guards/wedge-lock-ar-15-hand-guard/

For those that don’t know already, the Wedge Lock hand guard is the result of a collaboration between Mega Arms and Hodge Defense. The two companies set out to create what they describe as “…the finest combative modular system that was strong, lightweight, and with a positive tactile feel.”

Mega Arms Wedge Lock hand guard 1

If you are interested in purchasing one of the new Mega Arms Wedge Lock hand guards I would definitely keep a keen eye on the Rainier Arms Facebook page and the new product section on www.RainierArms.com. Rainier Arms is notoriously one of the first to get any new Mega Arms products so that is where I will be looking personally.

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Mega Arms on Instagram
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www.HodgeDefense.com
Hodge Defense on Instagram
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Geissele Revamps Lineup of SMR Rails

Posted on August 21st, 2015 by ar15news

Geissele Super Modular Rails have always been hard to find in-stock as they’ve had a hard time keeping up with the demand. Recently Geissele decided to fix that issue by narrowing their rail offerings down to just their most popular models allowing them to increase production of those specific models which are the SMR MK4 and SMR MK8 M-LOK rails. Here are some words from Bill Geissele himself.

A letter from Bill Geissele to the best customers a company could ask for.

 

Dear Loyal Customers,

In 2009 Geissele started making our Super Modular Rail (SMR) for the AR-15/M4 Carbine platform. Since then the SMR variants have been highly sought after and keeping up with the demand became almost impossible due to the complex 3D machining and large material removal from the aluminum semi-billet we start with. A year and a half ago we decided to meet this issue head on; we invested in equipment, people, and engineered new processes and procedures to manufacture our SMR’s on a larger scale without compromising quality. This allowed us to make more rails than ever before and more efficiently than ever before. The improved processes have allowed us to not only mass produce the highest quality, premium rail on the market. But, it also allowed us to dramatically reduce the cost, a cost savings that we have decided to pass along to you, our loyal customers. Today is the culmination of all of that hard work. Starting now, the SMR’s for the AR-15/M4 Carbine platform will be available in 7”, 9.5”, 13” and 15”. Each SMR will also feature M-LOK compatibility, and most importantly will start at just $200. On top of that, each SMR will include a low-profile Stainless Steel Super Gas Block (SGB), a $59 value and a value that can’t be beat. 

I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for your business and support. We promise to continue to provide the highest quality premium products available.

For God & Country,
Bill Geissele

New Geissele rails

Probably the first thing you’ll notice and many AR builders will be excited about is the fact that you can now get Geissele SMR in shorter length rails. Many SBR / AR Pistol owners have wanted to put an SMR on their ARs but have been unable to until now. Geissele SMR MK4 and MK8 rails are now available starting at 7″ and 9.5″ and then increase to 13″ and 15″ giving you an option for just about any build or need.

Geissele SMR MK8 Shorter LengthGeissele SMR MK4 Shorter Length

Another new surprise is that all rails (with exception of the MK7) will come with a FREE Super Gas Block. For non-adjustable gas blocks this is probably my favorite. They give you the option to use just set screws as well as a channel to pin the gas block to the barrel. I have used quite a few of these Super Gas Blocks without a single issue.

super-gas-block-pi

If you’ve been looking to purchase a Geissele rail, there’s never been a better time than now. All options are in-stock, new sizes to choose from and get a FREE Stainless Super Gas Block. How can you beat that?! Check them out now at www.Geissele.com

New Rail Coming Soon From SLR Rifleworks

Posted on August 17th, 2015 by ar15news

Its no secret that SLR Rifleworks makes some sick products. They offer one of the largest variety of lengths and styles of any rail manufacturer out there and pretty soon they’ll be offering another rail. This new rail does not have a name yet but will be available both KeyMod and M-LOK. What makes this rail different than the rest of the rails that SLR offers is that it will feature KeyMod and M-LOK mounting slots all of the 45 degree angles as well, not just at the 3, 6 and 9 positions.

New SLR Rifleworks Rail 1

New SLR Rifleworks Rail 1

New SLR Rifleworks Rail 1

New SLR Rifleworks Rail 1

The rail in the photos is a 14.87″ rail and will be be offered in many different lengths. The new rail will also feature SLR’s updated barrel nut mounting system which I have found to be pretty awesome on the last two SLR rails I’ve purchased. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. In the mean time you can check out all things SLR Rifleworks on their website at www.SLRRifleworks.com.

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Mega Arms Wedge Lock Hand Guards Are Now Shipping

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by ar15news

Mega Arms announced yesterday that they will are now shipping the first of their Wedge Lock hand guards which was designed in collaboration with Jim Hodge and Hodge Defense Systems. The Wedge Lock M-LOK hand guard will fit all mil spec uppers. First to be released is the Mega Extended Length which is 16″ long with all other lengths to start shipping in the next few day and weeks.

“Its finally time to tell you all the good news, Mega Arms Wedge Lock 7075 hand guards, compatible with any Mil Spec upper, have started shipping!

A collaboration with Hodge Defense Systems​, the mind set from the start was to create the finest combative modular system that was strong, lightweight, and with a positive tactile feel. We spared no expense in our material selection understanding the rigors this hand guard would potentially be faced with. For example, most manufacturers exploit the use of 6061 aluminum for ease and cost of manufacturing, though 7075 has strength properties that exceed 6000 series aluminums at or near 40%. Our barrel nut is made from Titanium to help with strength/weight, and the thermal properties one would normally see with steel or aluminum during high volume of fire. We chose a little thicker wall thickness for a solid tactile feel, more surface area, added rigidity, as well as a more positive lock-up for modular accessories.

Mega Arms Wedge Lock 1

The Wedge Lock / Hodge Defense Hand guard slip fit attachment system utilizes a simple, yet robust method via a unique patented wedge lock system. We designed the front of this hand guard to allow a gloved shooter to access their suppressor attachment point via a small angle, so not to fight for space while gloved. A steel anti rotation pin is incorporated in the 12 o’clock upper section which mates with a predrilled hole as found on Mega Arms billet and forged uppers, as well in many of our competitors uppers. The hand guard can be mounted without the anti rotation pin if your upper does not have this feature.

Mega Arms Wedge Lock 1

Mega Arms Wedge Lock 1

Mega Arms Wedge Lock 1

Please note, that due to the slim design of the The Wedge Lock, sound suppressors will not fit under the hand guard like they do with our MKM and MML uppers.

First to be shipped are the 16″ Mega Extended length version, designed for use with an 18′ or longer barrel. 14″, 12″, 9″ and 7″ version will ship in descending order, so the carbine length will ship last. M-LOK variants are shipping first, Key Mod will follow shortly.

Mega Arms Wedge Lock 1

Specs:
– WLH-250 – CARBINE LENGTH HANDGUARD, 7 Inches, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT TBA) MSRP $249
– WLH-350 – MID LENGTH, HANDGUARD, 9 Inches, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT 11.12 oz) MSRP $272
– WLH-450 – RIFLE LENGTH, HANDGUARD, 12 Inchs, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT 13.05 oz) MSRP $295
– WLH-550 – EXTENDED RIFLE LENGTH HANDGUARD, 14 Inches, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT 14.33 oz) MSRP $326
– WLH-650 – MEGA EXTENDED LENGTH HANDGUARD, 16 Inches, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT 15.58 oz) MSRP $357

 For more information about our dealers go to MegaArms.com/Dealers”

If you are interested in purchasing one of the new Mega Arms Wedge Lock hand guards I would definitely keep a keen eye on the Rainier Arms Facebook page and the new product section on www.RainierArms.com. Rainier Arms is notoriously one of the first to get any new Mega Arms products so that is where I will be looking personally.

www.MegaArms.com
Mega Arms on Instagram
Mega Arms on Facebook

www.HodgeDefense.com
Hodge Defense on Instagram
Hodge Defense on Facebook

BCM KeyMod Rail Panels Now Available In All Colors

Posted on July 28th, 2015 by ar15news

The new BCM KeyMod Rail Panels that we introduced to you last week are now available in all colors. BCM KeyMod Rail Panels are ultra-slim surfaces with aggressive non-slip and non-reflective texturing. Ventilated for cooling, each panel is radiused to create a continuous “tube” surface when run on an octagonal profile handguard such as the BCM KMR.

BCM keyMod Rail Panels 1

Made in the U.S.A. of a high-strength polymer material, BCM KeyMod Rail Panels are designed to fit ALL KeyMod mounting surfaces with seven (7) consecutive KeyMod slots. However, the panels can also be cut to any length, as needed by an end user. Finally, the panels are bi-directional with locking tabs on either end.

BCM keyMod Rail Panels 1

Each Kit contains five (5) matching color KeyMod Panels, and are available in Black, Flat Dark Earth, Wolf Grey and Foliage Green.

BCM keyMod Rail Panels 1

Each 5 pack of BCM KeyMod Rail Panels is just $9.95.

Purchase now at http://www.bravocompanymfg.com/railpanel/

Radical Firearms Expands Their “Big As Texas” Sale

Posted on July 24th, 2015 by ar15news

Just wanted to give you guys a heads up that Radical Firearms has another sale going on. However, this one is quite a bit bigger than their usual sale which is why they are calling it their “Big As Texas” sale. They have everything you could possibly want on sale right now including complete AR’s, AR Pistols, Barrels, uppers, lowers, etc. All orders placed from now till Sunday will be entered into a drawing for a 24″ 6.5 Grendel complete rifle! Head on over to www.RadicalFirearms.com and get in on some of these deals.

Radical Firearms Sale 1

Radical Firearms Sale 1

Radical Firearms Sale 1All Radical Firearms orders this weekend (7/24 – 7/26) will be entered into a giveaway for this Radical Firearms 24″ 6.5 Grendel Rifle.

NEW!! BCM­ KeyMod Rail Covers Are In and They Are Awesome

Posted on July 22nd, 2015 by ar15news

If you’ve been active on social medial lately you’ve probably seen some sneak peeks at the new BCM (Bravo Company Mfg) super low profile KeyMod rail covers. For those of you who have been anxiously waiting to get some for yourself, the wait is now over. The new BCM­ KeyMod Rail Panels are now available in a kit that consists of five 5.5 inch long covers that will fit any KeyMod rail. I got my hands on a few of them and immediately put them on my BCM 16″ ELW upper with a BCM KMR 13″ rail.

BCM KeyMod Rail Panel Kit 1

Each BCM KeyMod Rail Panel will cover 7 KeyMod slots but can be cut to any shorter length to fit in shorter runs if needed. For instance, on my BCM upper I have their KAG (Kinesthetic Angled Grip) installed and have 4 KeyMod slots open in front of it. I only needed a short piece to cover where my index and middle fingers contact the rail so I grabbed my super sharp stabby thing from Matt Helm Knives and cut a two slot section to go there and the remaining 5 slots were installed on the side behind my BCM KeyMod 1913 Light Mount.

BCM KeyMod Rail Panel Kit 2

BCM KeyMod Rail Panel Kit 2

The BCM KeyMod Rail Panels are more than just a cool looking rail cover for open KeyMod slots. They offer an extreme increase in grip due to the aggressive texture. The texture on the covers actually reminds me a lot of grip tape but doesn’t feel like it will tear your hands up. If you look close you can see the BCM and Star logo on the cover.

BCM KeyMod Rail Panel Kit 2

BCM KeyMod Rail Panel Kit 2

The BCM 16″ ELW upper with the 13″ KMR is a super light weight, durable and accurate upper. Adding the new rail covers is a small add-on but an enhancement none the less. I will be adding more of the BCM­ KeyMod Rail Panels to my other KeyMod rails and you can too. BCM currently has the black covers in-stock for just $9.95 per 5 panel kit. Soon they will be offering FDE, OD Green and Foliage as well. Head on over to www.BravoCompanyUSA.com to order some for yourself.

Low-Pro KeyMod Bipod Mount from Impact Weapons Components

Posted on July 6th, 2015 by ar15news

For a while now I’ve been wanting to purchase a couple more Harris bipods and pair them with the Impact Weapons Components KeyMod Bipod Mount. About a month ago I happened to be messing around on the Impact Weapons Components website and saw that they now carry Harris bipods and couldn’t help myself. I purchased two bipods and two mounts. Now that I’ve had them installed and using them for a while I wanted to do a quick writeup on the two different rifles I have them installed on.

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

INSTALLATION

Aside from having to remove the rail (in most circumstances), the installation was very simple. You have the KeyMod Bipod Stud and two metal snap rings. The IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount is CNC’d from Stainless Steel with a Melonite finish and weighs less than 1 ounce.

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

Place the Bipod Mount into the large circle portion of the desired KeyMod slot as shown below. Once in place, drop one of the metal snap rings over the shaft of the Bipod Mount work the snap ring around the flared portion and down into the groove closest to the surface of your handguard.

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 5a

THE SPR

First is the obvious setup which would be on a rifle with a higher powered scope such as an SPR or DMR. I built an 18″ SPR using a Mega Arms billet set and barrel with a Fortis Mfg 14″ Switch KeyMod rail. Instead of installing some adapters and rail sections I opted to install the IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount and Harris Bipod. This is an absolutely awesome, rock solid setup. There’s zero wobble and it looks pretty awesome. This is pretty much what this product was designed for and it shows. I’ve been shooting this SPR with the Bipod quite a bit lately and love it.

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

THE NON-SPR

One of the most important features of the IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount is how small it is. In fact it is so small that I started thinking about putting it on a rifle that I wouldn’t normally use with a Bipod but could throw one on in a pinch. This 16″ AR has just a 1-4 optic and a Vertical Forward Grip. I’ve also installed the Bipod Mount a few KeyMod slots in-front of the Vertical Grip which actually works very well as a super low profile Handstop while not in use with a Bipod. 

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

If the need arises, in a matter of seconds I can install a Bipod on this rifle turning it into a completely different beast. Now instead of a run and gun rifle it is capable of engaging and making longer range shots. 

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

If you couldn’t tell already, I really like the IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount. It is very inexpensive, light weight and versatile. When I purchased mine, I used our “ar15news” discount code (it’s technically for you guys but I used it too :) ) to save 5% and got the bipod for $68 and the mount for $8 ($76 total) which I think is a bargain. If you’re looking for something similar to this you can check it out for yourself at www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com.

I don’t browse the forum AR15.com very often but yesterday I saw that our friends from SLR Rifleworks were looking for input regarding a prototype Quad Rail that they have made. They already make tons of KeyMod and M-LOK rails and basically want to see what kind of interest there is in a Quad Rail based off of a similar design. If you can, leave a comment HERE and let us know what you think of the rail, any changes you would like to see and if you would buy one.

SLR Rifleworks Quad Rail 1

SLR Rifleworks Quad Rail 1

SLR Rifleworks Quad Rail 1

SLR Rifleworks Quad Rail 1

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