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The new Griffin Armament Low-Pro RIGID rail kits are now available! The kits include your choice of a 8.6″, 10.5″, 13.5″ or 15″ complete Griffin Low-Pro RIGID™ MLOK rail system, Griffin Primo Gas Block, Griffin Rail Shield 4-piece rail cover kit and the Wrench and Hardware to mount this kit to your weapon. If you are looking for a nice upgrade to your current rifle or looking to finish off a build, these kits are a high quality yet surprisingly low cost option. Check out the press release, pics and video below. You can purchase these kits now at www.GriffinArmament.com.

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Griffin AR15 rail kits include rail panels, gas block assemblies, and all tools and hardware needed for a turnkey rail system.

The design objective for the Griffin Low-Pro RIGID™ rails were to provide a slim, ultralight M-LOK rail, with increased rigidity over current similar market options.

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“We had been looking at the market for a while and noticed that there were two types of rails essentially. Rails that were beefy and strong, and rails that were slim and unfortunately weaker. We wanted to combine the desirable attributes of both category products into one optimal rail system.”, Austin stated, Primary owner and Lead engineer for Griffin. He went on, “The final design resulted in 70% more rigidity than current similar market slim rails. This is important for those who need to use IR lasers as armed professionals or for hunting. There are a lot of great options now in IR laser aimer products that have solid mounting and solid bodies and we wanted to make a slim rail that provided industry leading point of aim / point of impact for those aimers.”

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Low-Pro RIGID™ rails feature a 7075 aluminum barrel nut which can be installed with the included Griffin Armorers Wrench. The mounting is done with included shims and flat head cap screws for an ultra-flush and low profile mating to the receiver. 17-4 stainless QD flush cups are included which thread into the barrel nut through holes in the rail.  

The kits include the Griffin Primo Gas Block™, a 416R stainless .750” ID gas block which can be set screwed in place and / or pinned.

Additionally, the rail kits include the Griffin RAIL SHIELD™ panels as standard equipment. This 4 piece kit provides a 4.6” length surface for heat protection and griping. The user can choose to use the flat bottom panel or angled grip panel for enhanced recoil control.

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Griffin Low-Pro RIGID™ rail kits: $ 259.95 – 284.95 msrp        

Available in 8.6”, 10.5”, 13.5”, and 15” lengths      

Rails weigh 5.9 -10.5oz  1.54” wide 1.35” ID

Features:
–  Low-Profile M-LOK interface
–  Internal reinforcement ribs provide increased strength to weight ratio
–  Lightweight 7075 T6 barrel nut
–  Low profile integrated 17-4 SS nitride anti-rotation QD sling swivel sockets
–  Included RAIL SHIELD™ 4 piece furniture kit.
–  416R Primo Gas Block™ kit included
–  Included QD sling swivel
–  Included Griffin Armorers Wrench
–  Included shim set, mounting hardware, and thread locker

**Press Release**

Special Ops Tactical Introduces:  The JAVELIN Rail System to their lineup.

The all new JAVELIN Rail System is a cutting edge, highly refined rail system that blends state of the art custom precision CNC machining along with ultra aggressive Stealth like design.  The Javelin is machined out of a one piece billet aluminum extruded rail which is much stronger and more rigid than 2 piece rail systems.  The Javelin Rail System series boasts with aggressive good looks as well as being tough enough to handle any mission all while weighing in at only 9oz’s.!  The Javelin-12 M-LOK Provides (6) Sling Swivel Attachment Points in total; (3) Front (QD points) that are integrated into the left, right and bottom as well as(3) QD points on the Rear that are integrated into the left, right and bottom as well.

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The JAVELIN-12 Designed to be used in with a (Micro/Low Profile Gas Block) on a (Pistol, Carbine length or Midlength gas system) or (Front Sight Base with Rifle gas system). This rail system gives the user a light weight more “rigid” and modular way to mount accessories to their AR15. The JAVELIN is a direct bolt on rail that is far more rigid than any other mounting system on the market! Special Ops Tactical will be releasing the JAVELIN in several different lengths being (7”, 10” 12”, 14” and 16”) as well as an SD version that will accommodate a suppressor recessed inside the rail and also our 308 version JAVELIN.  Special Ops Tactical will be adding several new products to their HD custom Rifle Builder which will include JAVELIN, SOTAAR and HAYLON Rail Systems and more!  Be sure to stop buy and build the rifle of your dreams today!  The JAVELIN is one of several new innovative rail systems released by Special Ops Tactical, be sure to stay tuned for more products updates and releases @ SpecialOpsTactical.com. Check us out on Facebook, Instagram, AR15.com and AR15News.com!

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JAVELIN-12 FEATURES:
– Free Floating
– CNC machined from 6061-T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
– Single Piece Billet Machined Extrusion
– Rail Weight: 9 oz.
– (6) QD Sockets
– Anti Rotation Design
– Solid mount interface
– Wicked Stealth Sleek Industrial Appearance
– Mil-Spec 1913 Picatinny Rails
– Mil-Spec Type III Hard Coat Anodized
– Inside Diameter: 1.295 inches
– Width: 2.09 inches
– Provides a Continuous Limited Upper Rail
– Made in the USA by Special Ops Tactical

INCLUDES:
– Barrel Nut
– Shims
– Hex key
– Instructions
– Screws

www.SpecialOpsTactical.com

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.

Get in on the savings at www.SLRRifleworks.com.

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Phase 5 Weapon Systems just introduced their new 15″ Lo-Pro Slope Nose M-LOK rail. This version is different from their other rails by removing all but the very front portion of the 12 o’clock picatinny rail as well as completely removing the short picatinny rail sections at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock and replaced them with a full run of M-LOK attachment slots. You can read more about the new Phase 5 Weapon Systems LPSN M-LOK rail below.

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The 15″ LO-PRO SLOPE NOSE M-LOK Free Float Quad Rail was developed to accommodate the features of our 7.5″ LPSN quad rail to a longer 15″ version. The LPSN15 M-LOK was inspired by beneficial features that shooters have requested and demanded from us and other manufacturers.

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M-LOK is a modular locking accessory mounting system that is a direct attachment method for hard mounting accessories to a negative space mounting point. Designed by Magpul Industries as an evolution of the MOE® slot system used since 2007.

The slender light weight design, longer nose, ease of installation and superior construction and finish quality are some of the features that we designed into this system.

The LPSN15 M-LOK undergoes a rigorous extra de-burring process in order to ensure a smoother snag free finish. The details and level of care during the manufacturing of the LPSN15 M-LOK makes it the perfect choice for your AR-15 rifle build.

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TRUE-FIT TECHNOLOGY UTILIZED WITH THE LPSN15 M-LOK. Phase 5’s True-fit™ technology was developed to secure the rail system onto the barrel nut with an accurate and solid full contact method around the entire surface area. The Phase 5 Weapon Systems Inc. True-fit™ rail attachment system gives the operator peace of mind and confidence that the system will not move or come loose. This is accomplished with 6 screws that form the rail with our True Fit feature around the barrel nut without distorting or pinching the rail at the bottom like in other rails on the market. Phase 5’s True-fit™ rail attachment system allows for the repeated removal and reinstallation of the rail without fatigue.

Overall Length:15 inches

Inner Diameter: 1.350”

The new LPSN M-LOK rail can be purchased at www.Phase5WSI.com.

I’ve been trying to figure out what to use my Fortis Mfg 14″ Night Rail on and finally tonight decided on modifying a rifle I had already built. 

I removed the stock, grip, rail and muzzle device so that all I was left with was a San Tan Tactical billet ambi receiver set, buffer tube, ALG Defense ACT trigger and a Joint Force Enterprises 16″ Match barrel. I then added the Bravo Company USA Gunfighter stock, Magpul grip and MBUS PRO, Fortis Mfg Night Rail and Gas Block, VG6 Precision Epsilon muzzle device, Hexmag magazine and an Aimpoint PRO in an American Defense Mfg mount.

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I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. Super stoked to give the Fortis Night Rail a run this weekend if I get some time to shoot. Looks pretty sick to me. You can purchase the new Fortis Mfg Night Rail in 12″ or 14″ in your choice of KeyMod or M-LOK right now at www.FortisMfg.com.

From now through Memorial Day, save 10% off your entire purchase with Centurion Arms. Enter coupon code “21GUNSALUTE” at checkout on www.CenturionArms.com.

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10% Off Entire Purchase
**Introductory pricing MLOK/Keymod CMRs not included
One Time Use Only
Good thru 5/30/16

The Rainier Arms Memorial Day Sale is pretty huge this year. Barrels, Rails, Triggers, Receiver Sets, Armorer’s Tools and more all on sale from names such as Rainier Arms, CMC Triggers, Geissele, SLR Rifleworks, DRD Tactical, Magpul, etc. Head on over and take advantage of the sale at www.RainierArms.com. Sale starts now!

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Geissele Automatics started their Memorial Day Sale. Here’s a great chance to stock up on some of the most sought after AR components in the industry including rails, triggers, optic mounts and even armorer tools. Now through this weekend, save 15% on all products on the Geissele website. No code needed. Just head on over to www.Geissele.com and get some!!

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Wilson Combat recently updated their very popular T.R.I.M. rails with the KeyMod accessory attachment system. As we’ve all seen over the past few years, there are hundreds if not thousands of KeyMod accessories available for your rifles and its definitely here to stay. The Wilson Combat T.R.I.M. rails are super solid, very well machined and beautifully finished rails. The KeyMod rails are available in 3 different lengths. According to Wilson Combat there are no plans for an M-LOK version. If you’re looking for a new KeyMod rail, you might want to check these out. 

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Wilson Combat T.R.I.M. Rails now available in Key-Mod. Available in 10.4″, 13.8″ and 15″ variants. The best of both worlds-our lightweight but rock solid T.R.I.M rails for AR pattern rifles have been updated with the market leading, revolutionary KeyMod™ attachment system. These new AR handguard rails are among the ultimate in high quality, user-installed modularity.

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AERO Precision has just introduced their new Quantum Series Handguard. The Quantum Series is similar to their other hand guards that are designed to mount directly to their M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver but you can also add an optional barrel nut at checkout to use this handguard in conjunction without the M4E1 Enhanced Upper. The hand guards are very simple with no 1913 rail section at the top but it does have a spot at the front of the rail to mount a small rail section for use with Front BUIS.

What surprised me the most was the price point on these. Both KeyMod and M-LOK versions are available in 7″, 9″, 12″ and 15″ and range from as little as $65 for the 7″ without a barrel nut or up to $110 for the 15″ including the optional barrel nut. That is extremely affordable. You can check out the information and pictures below. These are available for purchase now at www.AEROPrecision.com.

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**Quote from the AERO Precision Facebook page**

Introducing the new Quantum Series Handguard. Designed with price in mind, this free float handguard is available in KeyMod and M-LOK in lengths of 7″, 9″, 12″ and 15″.

The design features multiple mounting surfaces and is compatible with our M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver, but can also be used on a standard threaded upper with a BAR Barrel Nut. Also included is a 4 slot picatinny rail section for mounting a front sight.

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Bootleg Inc. was formed last year as a sister company of Primary Weapons Systems (PWS). Their sole focus is on Direct Impingement (DI) accessories and AR builder education. Their goal is to provide quality products and information for anyone that would like to build an AR. You may not know the name but you’ve most likely seen their products as they were heavily covered during SHOT Show 2016 on the new Primary Weapons Systems “MOD2” and Agency Arms “Project Classified” rifles. Some of the new products that were made for those two rifles are now available for purchase separately through Bootleg Inc. Those product are the Bootleg PicMod rail, Bootleg Lightweight Adjustable Carrier (great for suppressor use) and the Bootleg Lightweight Upper Receiver. Take a few minutes to check out their new products below. 

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Bootleg PicMod Handguards
Extruded from 6061 aluminum with mil spec hard anodizing, the Bootleg handguard is a great update to your build and comes in 9″, 13″, and 15″ configurations with the choice of adding the KMR mounting hardware.

Bootleg PicMod Handguard

–  Extruded 6061 Aluminum
–  Mil Spec Hard Anodizing
– BCM KMR Mounting System allows for easy installation for new builds or replacement of existing BCM KMR handguard.
–  Full Length Mil Spec Picatinny Top Rail
– Excusive integrated PicMod Technology allows most picatinny accessories to mount without adapters while preserving a seamless flat KeyMod mounting surface
–  Extended PicMod Feature on the bottom section for increased bipod mounting options
–  Lightweight skeletonized design

Bootleg Adjustable Carrier
The Bootleg Lightweight Adjustable Carrier is machined from S7 Tool Steel, and features a four setting vent system to relieve excess gas pressure from suppressor use.

Bootleg Adjustable Carrier

–  Machined from S7 Tool Steel
–  Lithium Isonite Coating
– 4 Setting Adjustable Vent System relieves excess gas pressure created from suppressor use creating longer dwell time and less blowback to the shooter.
–  Gas Adjustment can be turned while installed in the rifle
–  Unique Lightweight Design
–  Uses all standard mil spec components
–  Staked Mil Spec Gas Key
–  Adjustment Pin is easily removed for cleaning

Bootleg Lightweight Upper Receiver
The Bootleg upper receiver is machined from 7075 aluminum and mil spec hard anodized. It features a lightweight design and upgraded features to start your build off right.

Bootleg Lightweight Upper Receiver

–  Machined from forged 7075 Aluminum
–  Mil Spec Hard Anodizing
–  Forward assist eliminated for weight saving and reduced snag risk
–  Lightweight design 6.2 oz stripped (.8 oz lighter than a mil spec upper receiver)
–  1.7 oz lighter than a mil spec upper receiver with hardware installed
–  Captured dust cover door pin eliminating the need for the E clip
–  Increased barrel mounting circumference maintaining a solid barrel / receiver interface
–  Interference fit barrel extension interface for increased accuracy

A few days ago SMOS Arms released a picture of some rails that were in the raw. SMOS Arms is well know for their slim rails that they have OEM’d for other well known companies. What’s cool about these rails they shared are that they are Quad Rails and they feature a modular cutout system. One is for an AR with a standard Front Sight Post or you can add in a small rail section at the top creating a smaller cutout to be used in conjunction with the Noveske Switch Block or possibly other adjustable gas block systems. There really aren’t a ton of details available for these new rails just yet but just wanted to share the sneak peek with you in case you didn’t see it yourself. Of course as with all prototypes, we’ll have to keep watching to see how product units come out.

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I’ve been using a couple of these 556 Tactical rails over the past few years and they are pretty awesome. Recently 556 Tactical has decided to go another route and will be offering a new rail so its time to sell their current stock of SKR rails at a closeout prices. Currently 556 has their 12″ SKR rails on sale for just $155. Its hard to find a decent rail for that price, let alone a nice one like this. You can get in on this deal at www.556Tactical.com.

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Fortis Manufacturing introduced a neat new rail at SHOT Show back in January called the Night Rail. The Night Rail utilizes a new patent pending two piece barrel nut that creates a full 360 degrees of contact with the inside of the rail instead of a clamping the rail onto the barrel nut or using screws. This also makes installation very simple as the barrel nut does not need to be timed. Just tighten to the upper, slide the rail on and expand the barrel nut. Rainier Arms has secured the first run of rails and is offering them at an exclusive introductory price. This first run is for the 12″ version. They do plan on offering 7″, 9″, 12″, 14″ and 15″ versions. Check out the pics below. There is an informative installation video at the link below if you are wanting to see how this installs as well.

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When designing the Night Rail™, we wanted to design a handguard that was easy to install, but also to be able to mount with a full 360 degrees of contact. Our new patent pending two piece barrel nut is one of a kind. We developed this from the ground up and the machining time it takes to make the barrel nut, rivals the time making the actual rail. That’s not to say the rail is simple to make. One look and you’ll see that we really took time with this in design and development. What we ended up with is a rail that not only looks amazing, but is still true to our lightweight brand. The barrel nut/mounting system keeps the rail performing even during the harshest conditions.

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Being one of the leaders in the industry of rail innovation and design, it’s always a challenge to innovate new products that function well, but look great also. We’re up for the challenge with the next chapter of our product line – the Night™ Series. I think you’ll agree that we hit a homerun with the Night Rail™.

Features:
–  Material: Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum / Barrel Nut: 4140 Steel
–  Proprietary, patent pending 2 piece barrel nut that provides 360 degree contact
–  Free float rail design
–  No visible screws on the rail system
–  Will include barrel nut wrench to install
–  8.9 oz Without the barrel nut
–  Barrel nut is 3.9 oz
–  1.37″ Internal Diameter
–  Made in the USA!  Small Made in USA flag

Available now at an exclusive intro price of just $199.95 at www.RainierArms.com.