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NEW!! Badrock Tactical 12″ & 15″ Free Float KeyMod Rail

Posted on September 8th, 2014 by ar15news

Badrock Tactical has just introduced their new 12″ and 15″ Free Float KeyMod rails. I’ve recently became aware of and started working with Badrock Tactical and they really seem to build some sweet rifles. Now add these awesome rails to the lineup and they’ve really got you covered. These new rails have KeyMod slots at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock spots as well as at the 45 degree angles as well, plus there are short picatinny rail sections up front on the sides of the rail. As mentioned, they are being offered in 12″ and 15″ length models. Both models will be available in Black, Gray, Camo, Pink Type III Hard Coat Anodize as well as a Raw unfinished version for you DIY’ers. These rails are light on weight but are also light on your wallet coming in at just $165 for the 12″ and just $175 for the 15″. Check out the pics and details below. 

Badrock Tactical KeyMod Rail 1Badrock Tactical KeyMod Rail 1Badrock Tactical KeyMod Rail 1

We are pleased to introduce the Badrock Tactical AR 15 Platform Free Float Hand Guard. As with all of our products, they are manufactured under some of the tightest quality and tolerance metrics in the industry using aircraft grade 6061 T6 billet aluminum for the hand guard and 7075 T6 for the barrel nut. These units feature Keymod slots at the standard 3, 6 and 9 O’Clock positions as well as Keymod on the 45 degree angle surfaces for maximum functionality and flexibility for whatever purpose your rifle will serve. In addition to the Keymod slots (which all double as standard Quick Detach QD) you will find traditional QD holes mounted at 3 and 9 O’Clock at the base of the hand guard and 1913 Picatinny Mil-Spec Rails machined in at 3 and 9 O’Clock at the muzzle end of the hand guard. Our unique design allows for contoured fit for the operator’s hand that is easy to grip and comfortable to shoot. These will be offered in Type III Hard Anodize in Black, Grey, Camo, Pink and Clear. We will initially offer these in 12” and 15”, with a 9” version on the horizon.

Purchase the new 12″ and 15″ Badrock Tactical KeyMod rail at www.BadrockTactical.com.

NEW!! Fortis Mfg Releases New Aimpoint Mount and Light Mount

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by ar15news

Fortis Manufacturing quietly introduced two new products this week. One is a new version of their awesome F-1 Optics Mount (Aimpoint T-1/H-1 Mount) and the other is a new KeyMod Light Mount. I’ve included pics and details for both new products below.

The Fortis Manufacturing F-1 Optics Mount is one of the cooler looking mounts designed for the Aimpoint T-1/H-1 optic and is now being offered in an Absolute Co-Witness mount height. People have always been asking for an Absolute Co-Witness version of the F-1 Optics Mount which was a Lower 1/3 Co-Witness Mount. Lower 1/3 Co-Witness and Absolute Co-Witness refer to where your Iron Sights line up in relation to the Red Dot. A Lower 1/3 Co-Witness mount is a bit taller so your Iron Sights will be in the lower portion of your optic with the Red Dot just above. With an Absolute Co-Witness mount your Red Dot and Iron Sight will line up together. Having an Absolute Co-Witness mount has its advantages such as being able to sight in your rifle with just your Iron Sights and then line your Red Dot up with them for quick sight-in. 

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Fortis Mfg also just introduced a new KeyMod Light Mount. This light mount is designed to fit most flashlights with a 1″ body such as the Elzetta Design lights, most SureFire lights, etc. As I mentioned, this is a KeyMod mount and will work with any KeyMod rail. The design of this light mount pushes the position of the flashlight up and forward which makes it much easier to activate the light without having to move your support hand much and also gives you a bit more room on the rail for your hands or other accessories. 

Fortis Mfg KeyMod Flashlight Mount 1Fortis Mfg KeyMod Flashlight Mount 2

Fortis Mfg prides themselves on producing American Made, high quality, affordable AR-15 accessories and components and these products are exactly that. Both products are available for purchase now at the links I’ve supplied below. 

Purchase the Fortis Mfg Absolute Co-Witness F-1 Optics Mount from FortisMfg.com

Purchase the Fortis Mfg KeyMod 1″ Light Mount exclusively on Revolvr.com

556 Tactical SKR (Stryke KeyMod Rail) Sale

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends over at 556 Tactical are having a sale on their SKR (Stryke KeyMod Rail). Recently I had the opportunity to shoot some photos of these rails and they are sweet. 556 Tactical and PWS partnered up together on this rail and gave it the awesome angled cut at the end to go along with the other rails that 556 Tactical has in their lineup. Out of all of them, this is probably my favorite. The SKR is available in both a 12.1″ and 15″ length and both models are on sale for a limited time. If you’ve been looking for a high quality rail system for your new build or just want to upgrade an older rifle, this is a great option. Check them out for yourself at www.556Tactical.com.

556 Tactical SKR Rail Sale 1

556 Tactical SKR Rail Sale 1

HK MR556A1-SD Rifle and Suppressor Available at Rainier Arms

Posted on August 11th, 2014 by ar15news

Heckler & Koch (HK) and Operator Suppressor Systems Inc. (OSS) have teamed up to bring the ultimate complete package to market. Their pairing has birthed the HK MR556A1-SD, which is a package combination of the amazing HK MR556A1 rifle, the new HK MRS KeyMod rail and the new OSS Suppressor giving you the already proven quality and reliability of the HK MR556A1 rifle with a more comfortable, usable design. This could quite possibly be the coolest thing I’ve seen all year.

HK MR556A1-SD : OSS Suppressor 2 HK MR556A1-SD : OSS Suppressor 2

The new HK suppressed MR556A1-SD is equipped with a cutting edge next generation of suppressor technology from Operators Suppressor Systems Inc. (OSS). It is coupled with HK’s unique new Modular Rail System (MRS) to provide the shooter with a high performance integrated weapon system.

The modular rail system (MRS) for the MR556-SD allows the shooter to place individual rail components and accessories anywhere along the length of the seven free sides of the forearm using the slotted interface. HK has been working with OSS to develop the next generation of advanced suppressors for the HK MR series of rifles and carbines.

These suppressors are comprised of two modules, a Back Pressure Regulator (BPR) and a Signature Reduction Module (SRM)™. The BPR1425™ on the MR556A1-SD captures and controls expanding gases instead of simply trapping the gas with baffles. To further reduce the sound signature of the MR556 and eliminate flash, the OSS SRM4 module can be added to the end of the BPR1425.

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Important Features of the MR556A1-SD MODULAR RAIL SYSTEM (MRS)

  • Repeatable rail segment mounting in any position along the 14 inch forearm (9 inch MRS also available)
  • Self-captured rail segment hardware
  • Two integrated Quick Detachable (QD) sling attachment points just forward of the receiver
  • Optional positionable QD mount attachment
  • Octagon profile allows the OSS suppressor to be installed/removed with the rail in place
  • MRS provides more comfort to the shooter’s support hand

OSS SUPPRESSOR

Typical 18 dB reduction with the BPR module installed without SRM Less than an inch of increased weapon length with just the BPR Eliminates up to 95% of the back pressure created by traditional suppressors Attenuates the noise signature without adversely affecting the operating system Redirection of expanding gas within the BPR reduces felt recoil and muzzle rise Greatly reduces weapon fouling Little increase in bolt speed Reduces component wear and overheating common to legacy suppressor designs Reduction in back pressure greatly diminishes toxic gases expelled back at the shooter Better weapon balance with over the barrel mounting of the BPR module Typical sound reductions measured at the shooter’s ear with the BPR and SRM4 installed <139 dB Components are designed to self-tighten during firing to prevent loosening Little to no impact shift transitioning from just BPR to BPR and SRM Typical MRTF (mean rounds to failure) 8000 rounds, semi-automatic Internal parts on both the BPR and SRM can be replaced

The HK MR556A1-SD gives the shooter the same outstanding MR rifle performance with the added benefit of more ergonomic handling and noise comfort of the new MRS rail system and OSS advanced sound suppression.

HK MR556A1-SD : OSS Suppressor 1

Obviously with a suppressor being part of the HK MR556A1-SD package you will have to wait a number of months before your paperwork comes back from the ATF, so the earlier you get in on this the better. Right now Rainier Arms has Serial Numbers on hand for Form 3 Transfers and is one of the only places you can order this kit right now. Check it out at www.RainierArms.com

NEW!! ERGO Grips UltraLight Z KeyMod Drop-In Rail

Posted on July 29th, 2014 by ar15news

Have you been wanting to upgrade the plastic “Glacier Guard” hand guards on your AR but don’t want to add a bunch of weight and don’t want to go with another plastic hand guard? ERGO Grips might have the perfect solution for you. They just introduced their new UltraLight Z KeyMod Drop-In rail. It is a 2-piece design that mounts in place of the standard hand guards without any disassembly. The new UltraLight Z KeyMod rail is machined from 6-series Aluminum and comes in a full size model as well as a slim model that doesn’t sit as low below the barrel. You’ll find KeyMod slots at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock and a full picatinny section at 12 0’clock. The UltraLight part of the name comes from the 5.6 ounce weight which is lighter than say a Magpul MOE carbine length handguard which is polymer. These are available for purchase now in Matte Black (hard coat anodized) or in Dark Earth or OD Cerakote. Purchase at the links below.

Ergo Grips UltraLight Z KeyMod Drop-in Rail 1

FULL SIZE – ERGO Grips UltraLight Z KeyMod Rail

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Ergo Grips UltraLight Z KeyMod Drop-in Rail 3

SLIM SIZE – ERGO Grips UltraLight Z KeyMod Rail

Ergo Grips Slim UltraLight Z KeyMod Drop-in Rail 1

Ergo Grips Slim UltraLight Z KeyMod Drop-in Rail 1

Radical Firearms has teamed up with Seekins Precision to create the new “Radical Rail” which to me looks like a hybrid of the MCSRv2 KeyMod rail and a BAR quad rail. I’m really digging the looks. You basically have a full length 12 0’clock rail and shorter rail sections at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock with KeyMod filling the rest of the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock surface. It definitely looks great. The internal diameter is large enough to easily accommodate most suppressors or muzzle devices such as the Noveske KX3, PWS CQB comp, etc. Plus you know if Seekins Precision made it, its good to go. Check out the pictures below. You can purchase the 15″ version now at www.RadicalFirearms.com.

Radical Firearms RF15 Seekins Precision Rail 1
Radical Firearms RF15 Seekins Precision Rail 1
Radical Firearms RF15 Seekins Precision Rail 1

The Radical Rail System offers a larger inside diameter designed to accommodate your suppressor or for those that like the feel of a full sized quad rail. At 1.8” inside diameter your suppressor easily fits inside and the cutouts on the rail aid in rapid cooling. The Radical Rail System features anti-rotation tabs, built in non-rotating QD sling mounts, Key-mod rails that allow you to run without rail covers, allows any accessories and is hard anodize coated and super awesome if we say so ourselves. The Radical Rail is available in three different lengths, 9”(13.1oz), 13”(18.6oz) and 15”(21.2oz). Installation is a breeze using the standard USGI barrel nut wrench and ships with all mounting hardware and shims for proper barrel nut alignment.. (This is a special Rail developed by Radical Firearms and Seekins Precision and is the exclusive rail used by OSS Mission Suppressors). 

Specs:
• 7075 Construction 
• 1pc free float design 
• Billet Aluminum barrel nut 
• Seamless top rail 
• Key-mod Design to accept any accessory 
• Mil-Spec 1913 Picatinny Rails 
• 1.8” inside diameter to accept any suppressor 
• Anti-rotation tabs 
• Type III Class 2 Hard-coat Anodized Finish 
• 3 Machined in Anti-Rotation QD sling mounts 
• Scalloped rails for comfort

http://www.radicalfirearms.com/rf15rail-p/rf15rail.htm

NEW!! Atomic Tactical Bravo Series Upper Receiver

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by ar15news

Atomic Tactical is a company that I recently started following after seeing some of their stuff on Instagram. They sell a wide range of lowers, uppers, accessories, etc. Just yesterday they released their new Atomic Tactical Bravo Upper and it really caught my eye. The upper starts out with the stunning Atomic Tactical 14.5″ Cryo-Nitride Mid Length Fluted 5.56 barrel which they then add to a BCM Upper, BCM 13″ KMR rail, pinned BCM low profile gas block and a BCM MOD 1 comp that they pin and weld to the barrel to bring it to 16″ Overall Length. Their normal retail will be around $900 but they are offering the Atomic Tactical Bravo Upper for an introductory price of just $699. If you’re in the market for a sweet upper, this is one to check out. I know I want one. Purchase now at www.AtomicTactical.com.

Atomic Tactical Bravo Series Upper 1 Atomic Tactical Bravo Series Upper 1

Atomic Tactical Inc is proud to announce and introduce the ATI Bravo Upper Receiver Group. The ATI Bravo Upper Receiver is composed of only the highest quality components in the industry including a BCM A3 Stripped Upper Receiver w/ M4 feedramps, BCM 13″ KMR Free Float Keymod Rail System, BCM MOD 1 Tactical Compensator (pinned/welded 16″ OAL) and BCM .750 Low Profile Gas Block (pinned). The heart of our rifle is a custom profiled Atomic Tactical Inc. ‘Cryo-Nitride’ Series 14.5″ Mid-Length Fluted Barrel Assembly selected to meet the variety of needs for most shooting communities. All Upper Receiver Groups are assembled in house to our exacting specification with meticulous attention to detail and quality control. Gas block pinning service and pinning/welding of muzzle device is inlcuded standard on all receivers.

Atomic Tactical Inc. Cryo-Nitride 14.5″ Mid-Length Fluted Barrel Assemblies were developed to meet the demands of todays complex shooting environments. Manufactured for the best balance of dependability, wear & corrosion resistance, weight savings, heat dissipation, rigidity, shot to shot consistency and accuracy our 14.5″ Cryo-Nitride Barrels are an industry first and have proven their versatility and balance.

Click Here to Order: http://www.atomictactical.com/atomic-tactical-inc-bravo-upper-receiver-assembly/

NEW!! Fortis Mfg KeyMod Rail Sections

Posted on July 12th, 2014 by ar15news

Fortis Manufacturing is always coming up with some very cool designs for their new products and their new KeyMod Rail Sections are no different. The whole idea for KeyMod was to be a direct attachment system for accessories but there are so many 1913 compatible accessories and not enough KeyMod direct attach accessories so manufacturers have to make 1913 rail sections that mount to a KeyMod rail. Pretty funny, right!? Well the cool part is it does make the placement of the rail sections modular and you don’t have to use a complete Quad rail which saves weight. Fortis just introduced their new KeyMod 1913 Rail Sections but did something pretty cool to set theirs apart from other similar options on the market. They hid the attachment screws inside of the rail, eliminating any signs of the screw head. This is not major big news or anything but it does look pretty sweet. If you’re looking for a rail section for your KeyMod handguard, give the Fortis Mfg KeyMod Rail Section a look. 

Fortis Mfg KeyMod Rail Section 1

Fortis Mfg KeyMod Rail Section 1

Fortis Mfg KeyMod Rail Section 1

Fortis designed their rail pieces with a self contained assembly that has no visible signs of the screw head. Available in three different lengths. Features: • Material: Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum • Finish: Military Specification Type III Hard Coat Anodized • Lengths: 4 slot – 2.3″, 8 slot – 4″, 12 slot – 5.5″ (Small, Medium, Large) • Made to the Mil-Standard 1913 pictatinny specifications • Fits all KeyMod mounting surfaces • Made in the USA! Small Made in USA flag

The Fortis Mfg KeyMod rail sections are available for purchase only on www.REVOLVR.com or on the REVOLVR App for Android devices.  

NEW!! JFE Cold Harbor Special Projects Group “SOPMOD”

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by ar15news

Joint Force Enterprises has teamed up with BCM and the guys at Black Powder Red Earth to build one really sweet rifle that they are calling the Cold Harbor Special Projects Group “SOPMOD” carbine. Most of the time when you buy a rifle you look at it and think of all things you need to upgrade. Aside from adding an Optic and a Battle Arms Development Ambi Safety, this rifle is EXACTLY how I would want it. It has Knights Armament folding micro BUIS, BCM KMR 13″ rail, Geissele Super Dynamic Combat Trigger, B5 Systems stock and a ton more. Not to mention the duotone Cerakote job the JFE did looks amazing. Check out all of the pics and details below. Purchasing details listed at www.BlackPowderRedEarth.com.

JFR Cold Harbor Special Projects Group SOPMOD carbine 1

Using the highest quality MIL-SPEC components available, the Cold Harbor Special Projects Group “SOPMOD” carbine is a limited edition rifle built by Joint Force Enterprises in collaboration with BCM. Building on a proven BCM platform, the Special Projects SOPMOD features specific modifications hand-selected by veteran special operations soldiers consulting on the development of the BPRE graphic novel series and games. The carbine features components by B5 Systems, Geissele Automatics, Knights Armament, Advanced Armament, Haley Strategic and Vltor..

The duotone Cerakoting includes a color matched upper/lower receiver in a custom blend developed by Joint Force Enterprises called Dark Bronze and a handguard coated in Cerakote Cobalt. Finally, each upper receiver and lower receiver is lasered with custom Cold Harbor IDs and symbology.

This limited edition carbine is designed for both hardcore fans of the series as well as shooters looking for a fighting carbine that performs as good as it looks.

Complete Parts List. 
KMR-13 Handguard 
BCM Bolt Carrier Group 
14.5″ BCM BFH Barrel with 1/7 Twist 
AAC 51T Black Out Flash Hider Pinned/Wedled 
Knights Armament Folding Front Micro Front Sight 
Knights Armament Folding Rear 300M Micro Sight 
B5 Systems SOPMOD Stock 
Haley Strategic Thorntail Offset Mount 
HSP-WML Weapon Light 
Geissele Super Dynamic Combat Trigger 
B5 Systems QD End Plate 
BCM Mod 3 GFG Pistol Grip 
BCMGunfighter Ambi Charging Handle 
BCM KeyMod QD Sling Attachment Point 
BCM Polymer Enhanced Trigger Guard 
USGI Magazine x1 
KeyMod Rail Segments x3

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As you can see, this thing is completely tricked out and ready to rock. If you’re looking for a rifle that is ready to go right out of the box with little to no extras needed, this new Cold Harbor Special Projects Group “SOPMOD” carbine from Joint Force Enterprises is an awesome option. Purchase now at www.BlackPowderRedEarth.com.

NEW!! SIONICS Weapon Systems Patrol Minimalist Rifle

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by ar15news

SIONICS Weapon Systems is getting ready to release the newest addition to their Patrol Rifle line called the “Minimalist”. The idea with this rifle was to shave a few extra ounces off by using the feather light but awesome Mission First Tactical BMS stock and the ultra light Midwest Industries MI-SSK 12″ KeyMod rail. The final product weighs in at just 5 pounds, 8.7 ounces before sights or optics which is pretty impressive. If you’re looking for a fantastic AR, you can’t go wrong with any SIONICS Weapon Systems rifles. Now you have an even lighter option in the Patrol Minimalist Rifle. Picture and specs listed below. Check www.SionicsWeaponSystems.com as the rifle becomes available online.

Sionics Weapon Systems Patrol Minimalist Rifle

SIONICS Weapon Systems Patrol Minimalist Rifle

Configuration: AR15 Style Carbine, 5.56mm NATO
Upper Receiver: 7075 M4
Barrel: 16” Lightweight, 41V50, NATO Chamber, 1:8, Chrome Lined, Air-Gauged, Radiograph and MP Inspected

Gas System: Mid-Length, Direct-Impingement 
Muzzle Device: A2 Flash Suppressor
Bolt Carrier: M16 Carrier, Nickel/PTFE Plated Carrier and Key
Bolt: MilSpec, HP/MPI Tested, Heavy Extractor Spring, Black Insert and O-Ring
Lower Receiver: Forged 7075-T6 Aluminum
Trigger: QMS
Lower Receiver Parts: All Other Parts Mil-Spec
Receiver Extension: VLTOR 5 position Mil-Spec Diameter
Buffer: Carbine “H” Buffer
Stock: Mission First Tactical BATTLELINK Minimalist Stock
Grip: ERGO
Hand Guard: Free-Float 12” SSK Key Mod (Low Profile Gas Block)

This rifle will be available for purchase late this week or early next week. The MSRP is $1,299 as a base rifle.  Sights and Optics can be added for an additional cost.

www.SionicsWeaponSystems.com

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