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NEW!! 16.5″ Vella Industries Trident Rail System

Posted on October 5th, 2015 by ar15news

For most AR builds, the usual 12 – 15 inch long rail system/hand guard will do just fine but there’s always that one build that you wish you could have found a bit longer rail to put on it. Unfortunately barely anybody makes rails or hand guards that are longer than 15 inches. Well, here’s one to definitely add to the list for future long barrel builds. The new Vella Industries Trident Rail System is 16.5 inches long but weights just 8 ounces (11.5 ounces with barrel nut and screws). It also has some pretty sexy looking lines with the KeyMod sections on the sides and bottom and M-LOK along the top. 

Vella Industries Trident Rail 16.5 1

Vella Industries Trident Rail 16.5 1

Vella Industries Trident Rail 16.5 1

The front end of the rail really gives it a custom look with side cutouts to allow the use of muzzle brakes without damaging the rail on 16″ builds.

Vella Industries Trident Rail 16.5 1

Vella Industries Trident Rail 16.5 1

16.5″ OAL Type III, Hard Anodized Black 6061 Aluminum weighing in at 8.0 oz Rail Weight 11.5 oz with Barrel Nut and Screws 15 Keymod Mount Points at 3, 6 & 9 o’clock Magpul M-Lok at 12 o’clock 10-32 holes on top front/rear of the rail to mount Sling Studs and future accessories. Included anti-rotational QD hole Includes Barrel Nut, Screws and Includes Optional Shims for spacing Installation Instructions Included Made in USA 1.52″ OD 1.35″ ID (Will not fit most suppressors and standard size flash cans.) *Magpul® and M-Lok™ are trademarks of Magpul Industries Corp

Available for purchase now at

Gear Sector 13.5″ and 15″ Free Float Hand Guard Now Available

Posted on September 28th, 2015 by ar15news

I’ve been a big fan of Gear Sector for a long time. Not just because their are absolutely bomb proof and no-corners-cut designs but they are just all around great people as well. For many years now they have produced smaller accessories like Light Mounts, Offset Mounts, Vertical Grips, etc. Almost two years ago they decided it was time to go “big” and released a sneak peek of a their new rail design. Fast forward to right now and they have the design just perfect and have officially released the 13.5″ and 15″ versions of their GSR Free Float Hand Guard.

The GSR comes in two different models which are the GSR Tube and GSR Rail. Basically the only difference is that the “Rail” version comes with bolt on accessory rail sections that you can position anywhere along the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock sides utilizing their new Mod Slot mounting system as seen below.


Gear Sector GSR Tube


Gear Sector GSR Rail

As I mentioned, these are actually available for purchase now. Currently just the 13.5″ and 15″ models in Black are available but they will also be introducing additional colors such as FDE, OD Green, Foliage and Brown along with a 7″ and 9″ version. You can purchase these great looking new rails directly at

Over the weekend, my friends Jody Lewis and Steve Coulston, made a trip out to Illinois for the 2nd annual Bullpup Shoot. Jody was nice enough to send me some pics and details for a sneak peek of the new “Transformer” rail coming out soon from Manticore Arms that takes the guess work out of “Do I want a KeyMod rail, M-LOK rail or something else?”. 

Instead of deciding on a specific rail and having to decide what type of attachment method you want, the new Manticore Arms Transformer rail lets you swap in different panels. The different panels can have KeyMod slots, M-LOK slots, a smooth texture, grippy texture, etc. and are held in place with screws.

Manticore Arms Transformer Rail 1

You can also mix and match the panels. So lets say you have an M-LOK light mount but your vertical forward grip is KeyMod. Simply replace the corresponding panels and install the accessories that work best for you. If at the moment you don’t have any KeyMod or M-LOK accessories but want to get some down the road, install the textured panels and then add in the required panels once you purchase the accessories. 

Manticore Arms Transformer Rail 1

Manticore Arms Transformer Rail 1

Aside from being able to swap out these panels, the Transformer rail looks great too. It has a patent pending barrel nut, anti rotation tabs and a cool looking 12 o’clock run that has a little bit of rail space at the front and rear of the rail. It is also pretty light weight at 7.4 ounces for a 13″ rail.

Manticore Arms Transformer Rail 1

From what I hear, the Transformer rail will be available within the next 60 days with an MSRP around $249. More details coming soon so keep an eye on the Manticore Facebook page.


Photos by Jody Lewis. He 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. You can follow him on his page XFIREPIX on Facebook.

Seekins Precision Rails and Accessories for Ruger Precision Rifle

Posted on September 18th, 2015 by ar15news

Although this is not 100% AR-15 related, I know there are enough of you out there taking a close look at the new Ruger Precision Rifle that it made sense to share it. Seekins Precision announced a few days ago that they will be making accessories for this new rifle. The Ruger Precision Rifle will likely be one of my personal next purchases. Although it is a bolt action rifle, Ruger recognized the abundance of accessories on the market for the AR-15 and made it so their new rifle can accept many AR-15 accessories such as Safety Selectors, Grips, Muzzle Devices, Magazines and Stocks. Seekins Precision will be offering the ATC muzzle break and modified Safety Selector and SP3 rail specifically for the Ruger Precision Rifle. Look for these accessories to be available for purchase soon.

Ruger Precision rifle Seekins 1

Ruger Precision rifle Seekins 1

Ruger Precision rifle Seekins 1

Labor Day Sale – KAK Industry

Posted on September 4th, 2015 by ar15news

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

Labor Day Sale – SLR Rifleworks

Posted on September 3rd, 2015 by ar15news

SLR Rifleworks make some extremely nice Rails and Gas Blocks which are now on sale for Labor Day. Starting now through Monday (9/7/15) save 10% off on all 5.56 Rails and Gas Blocks and 15% off all .308 Rails. Plus, if you decide to really do it up and get your order total over $35o, you’ll get Free Shipping. Below I have included a picture of two of my favorite ARs. On top is a .308 and on bottom is a 5.56 AR Pistol, both with SLR Rails and Gas Blocks. Add some awesome to your build by getting in on this deal at

SLR Rifleworks Labor Day Sale 2

SLR Rifleworks Labor Day Sale 2

Labor Day Sale – Radical Firearms

Posted on September 3rd, 2015 by ar15news

Check out this awesome Labor Day Sale from our friends at Radical Firearms. I am ALWAYS down for a good sale from these guys. These complete rifles are a a steal and a complete upper with backup sights and rail for just $350 is too hard to pass up. Take a look at the Labor Day Sale images below and then head on over to to get in on the savings.

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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.
Combat Shooters on Facebook
Combat Shooters on Instagram

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.

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 Rainier Arms is notoriously one of the first to get any new Mega Arms products so that is where I will be looking personally.
Mega Arms on Instagram
Mega Arms on Facebook
Hodge Defense on Instagram
Hodge Defense on Facebook

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.


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



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