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ODIN Works B1 Low Profile KeyMod Handstop

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Shortly after SHOT Show 2015 I received a small little box in the mail from ODIN Workswith a really cool little KeyMod handstop inside of it. I was told to wait until they introduced it to post pics of it so I have been waiting. Not sure if there was ever a specific release date on it but I noticed that they were shown in-stock on their website and thought I would share a few pics of mine. 

The B1 Handstop is machined from aluminum but is still lightweight because it is pretty tiny. At first I thought it was going to be too small but once you install it and place your hand on it, it works great. You basically place your Pinky and Ring Finger on the angled portion with  your middle finger against the front of the handstop. Kind of reminds me of a miniature version of the AFG.

ODIN Works B1 KeyMod Handstop 1

I have had mine installed on a Geissele SMR MK4 ever since I received it and really like it. One of the features I like most about it is that it is very small. Being that its made of aluminum, its super solid as well. 

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The ODIN Works B1 KeyMod Handstop can be purchased for $49 at www.ODINWorks.com. If you’re looking to save a few bucks on it, I noticed you can also get them at www.RainierArms.com.

BCM’s New KeyMod Light Mounts Are In-stock and Shipping

Posted on March 17th, 2015 by ar15news

BCM just introduced 3 new low profile KeyMod light mounts using their new patent pending anchoring system. The new BCMGUNFIGHTER line of light mounts consists of a modular 1913 Light Mount for lights such as the INFORCE WML, modular Scout Light Mount for use with SureFire Scout Lights and a 1″ Ring Light Mount that will work with most handheld tactical lights with a 1″ body. All three of these new mounts are in-stock and shipping now and at just $39.95 a piece, they represent a great price point as well. Take a look at the pics below, then head on over to www.BravoCompanyUSA.com to get your order in while they’re in-stock.

BCM GUNFIGHTER KeyMod Light Mounts 1

BCM GUNFIGHTER KeyMod Light Mounts 2

BCM GUNFIGHTER KeyMod Light Mounts 3

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BCM GUNFIGHTER KeyMod Light Mounts 5

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=BCM+Light+Mounts

LANTAC Presents its new Keyed Accessory Mounting system (KAM)

Posted on March 17th, 2015 by ar15news

LANTAC USA has been absolutely awesome to watch over the last year or so. They’ve come out with some really amazing products and continue to introduced new products at lightning speed. Their latest introduction is a bit different than their Muzzle Devices, BCG, Rails, etc in that it is actually a mounting solution. We are all familiar with 1913 Picatinny, KeyMod and M-LOK. Now its time to meet LANTAC’s KAM (Keyed Accessory Mounting) because from what I can see, KAM addresses some issues I’ve personally disliked about both KeyMod and M-LOK. Only time will tell but I’m seriously hoping KAM gains a head of steam like its predecessors and becomes a huge success. Check out the video and information on KAM below.

KAM can be used for the attachment of accessories to all types of surfaces, manufactured from a variety of materials. Metal, Polymer and Composites can all be mounted onto without any damage from galling, slipping or splintering.

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KAM’s unique locking system is 100% integrated into the accessory and only applies compressive force to the mounting surface. Due to its unique design a powerful force can be applied without any danger of damaging the mounting surface area.

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KAM uses a low parts count for accessories and has a simple / fast to machine hole and slot pattern that also gives design and styling flexibility to the manufacturer.

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KAM is Patent Pending but Free to License for manufacturing purposes, with the only requirement being the inclusion of the KAM logo on the item manufactured with its features.

Different adapter plates and locking ‘ROTO’ nuts can be used to fix the same accessories to tubular / curved surfaces so the system represents true flexibility across all types of design.

More information on adapter plates and nut designs to follow.

Please contact us on info@lantac-usa.com to register interest and receive more information.

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New!! AERO Precision 300BLK M4E1 Upper Receivers

Posted on March 16th, 2015 by ar15news

AERO Precision just announced that they are adding some really great looking 300BLK uppers to the website. These uppers are built off of the new M4E1 upper receiver which features an integrated rail mount interface, meaning the rail mouths directly to the upper receiver and not to a barrel nut for increased strength. Barrels are made from 4150 CMV and have a QPQ (Nitride) surface treatment inside and out. You can purchase an 8″ or 10″ M4E1 300BLK upper receiver with your choice of multiple different rail types and lengths starting at just $396. Take a look over at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com.

AERO Precision 300blk complete uppers

NEW!! 2A Armament LITE rails – KeyMod or M-LOK with Ti Nut

Posted on March 5th, 2015 by ar15news

These new LITE rails from 2A Armament look really awesome and seem to be crazy light weight. 2A Armament makes a ton of light weight components for AR’s including receivers, take down pins, muzzle devices, etc. and I’ve heard nothing but great things about their parts. These new rails look like the perfect finish to any lightweight build and come in both KeyMod and M-LOK versions. If you can’t get enough of the light weight stuff, 2A Armament is definitely worth checking out.

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2a armament KeyMod LITE rail

The 2A Armament™ LITE RAIL M-LOK and KeyMod series was designed as a lightweight rail solution utilizing proven traditional 6061 extrusion, and titanium as the foundation. The LITE RAIL series of rails features the same lightening cuts found on the popular BALIOS-lite receiver sets. When the two are combined, a seamless look is achieved across the top of the firearm. The LITE RAIL is just as capable on any quality forged or billet upper receiver offered from other manufacturers as well. By utilizing a titanium barrel nut, and an innovative 45 degree mounting system, the LITE RAIL achieves a solid lockup with the upper receiver. The 2A Armament LITE RAIL will ship with a 6AL-4V titanium barrel nut. An optional aluminum barrel nut is offered as a separate item for those looking to save maximum weight on a build.

Where to order?????  http://www.2a-arms.com/dealers

Features:
–  Made from U.S.A. Certified 6061 Extrusion
–  U.S.A. Certified 6AL-4V Titanium barrel nut as standard
–  M-LOK and KeyMod mounting solution
–  Mil-Spec hardcoat black anodized
–  Free floating design
–  1.3” Internal Diameter
–  7 M-LOK Rail with Titanium nut and hardware (weight 5.65oz)(2A-MLHG-7) MSRP $188.99
–  12” M-LOK Rail with Titanium nut and hardware (weight 7.95oz)(2A-MLHG-12) MSRP $247.99
–  15” M-LOK Rail with Titanium nut and hardware (weight 9.60oz)(2A-MLHG-15) MSRP $285.99
–  7” KeyMod Rail with Titanium nut and hardware (weight 5.85oz)(2A-KMHG-7) MSRP $178.99
–  12” KeyMod Rail with Titanium nut and hardware (weight 8.10oz)(2A-KMHG-12) MSRP $226.99
–  15” KeyMod Rail with Titanium nut and hardware (weight 9.70oz)(2A-KMHG-15) MSRP $263.99
–  1-5/16” crows foot tool or premium armorers wrench recommended for installation (Not Included)
–  Available Aluminum Nut reduces over all weight by .65 oz MSRP $30.99

First Look – SI Defense .308 Ambi Rifle Build

Posted on February 17th, 2015 by ar15news

Over the past few months we’ve had the opportunity to work with the guys from SI-Defense in helping spread the word about their new products including their new .308 billet receiver set that features “mirrored ambi controls”. Remember that term as you’ll see what we mean soon. Now that the .308 Ambi receiver sets are hot off the machines, SI-Defense asked if we would want to build our own rifle using these receivers…and of course we’re not gonna turn that down. :) So this is the start to our multipart article showing the rifle we built, what parts we used and then we’ll do additional articles once we’ve actually had some time to shoot it for a while.

The first thing that arrived were the SI-Defense .308 Ambi billet receivers. The mirrored ambi controls on the receivers are pretty mind blowing. When you push on the Bolt Catch, Bolt Release or Mag Release on one side the same button on the other side moves as well. It really is pretty amazing that the ambi controls are mirrored and not just an added lever that is completely different than the control on the right side. The dust cover is pretty cool too in that it is easy to remove/install even with the handguard installed because it snaps into place.

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A few months ago Rainier Arms introduced their new .308 UltraMatch BCG. Once I knew this build was going down I promptly went on the Rainier Arms website and purchased one. The finish on this thing is a really nice deep Black Nitride that is super smooth. The angled cuts toward the front and fluting at the rear of the carrier look pretty sweet.

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If you’re gonna build a gun you definitely need a barrel, right?! Right. I’ve posted about AERO Precision barrels many many times before whenever they have a new model to introduce or a special deal etc. but have never personally used one myself. So for this build I contacted my buddy Chad over at AERO Precision to see if I could get my hands on one of their 16″ Mid Length .308 barrels. They are made of 416 Stainless Steel and I’m really excited to see how well they perform. You might be thinking “A 16 inch .308 build? Most guys do 18 inches or more.” and you’re right but I just built an 18″ like everyone else and wanted do something a bit different. Because I know big bore rifles can be a bit ornery I installed a SLR Rifleworks Sentry Adjustable Low Profile Gas Block along with the Rainier Arms Nitride Mid Length gas tube.

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Along with the SLR Rifleworks Sentry Adjustable Gas Block, I also used the SLR Rifleworks SOLO 15″ KeyMod handguard, Hand Stop and their Synergy BCF muzzle device. It truly makes for one killer looking setup and can’t wait to see how well it performs.

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Along with making some pretty amazing ambi receivers, SI-Defense also makes a mean looking ambi charging handle called the MACH10 which stands for Modular Ambi Charging Handle for AR10. This specific one has a neat feature where it latches on the inside of the receiver but they will also offer an outside latching MACH10 and a MACH15 charging handle as well.

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As with all of my builds this one includes a Battle Arms Development Ambi Safety. I don’t own a single AR that does not have one and no I don’t get them for free. Its one of those products that I have honestly grown to love and buy them for every build.  

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Along with upgrading the Safety I also upgraded the Trigger. I usually use either a Geissele or CMC Trigger and decided to try the Geissele S3G trigger in this build. The S3G is not really designed for a rifle with higher recoil as it has a very light trigger pull and could bump-fire easily so I used the heavier spring that comes with it. This is kind of a trial run and will be interesting to see how it performs in a .308.

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Oooohhhh. Look at that sexy beast!! I also added a Trijicon VCOG, Magpul MBUS PRO sights, UBR stock and a MOE+ grip to finish off the build. I think it turned out to be an one of the best looking rifles I’ve built. 

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

These pics are hot off the press as I just finished this build over the weekend. This week will be its maiden voyage to see how well she runs and get the gas system all dialed in. Will update you with an additional article detailing its performance at the range and hopefully some 100 yard groups. If we don’t get accuracy data on the .308 AERO Precision barrel for that article it will be in an additional one for sure. Below is a list of links for the parts we used in this build.

AERO Precision
Battle Arms Development
Geissele
Magpul
Rainier Arms
SI-Defense
SLR Rifleworks
Trijicon

NEW!! Arisaka LLC KeyMod Offset Scout Mount

Posted on February 9th, 2015 by ar15news

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Apex, NC, February 3, 2015 – Arisaka LLC is pleased to announce the release of its new Offset Scout Mount.

The Offset Scout® Mount is a low profile KeyMod mounting solution for the Surefire Scout Light® M600 and M300 series weapon lights. It utilizes Bravo Company’s patent pending inverted KeyMod screws, making the mount less than 0.165″ thick. The light is positioned at a 45 degree angle and has four lateral mounting positions, which allows the light to be tucked in close to the top Picatinny rail or positioned outwards to gain clearance around front sights or other accessories. The Offset Scout® Mount can also be paired with the Arisaka 300 Series Light Body for an even lower profile light setup.

The Offset Scout® Mount is compatible with most KeyMod handguards like the Noveske NSR, Bravo Company KMR, Knight’s Armament URX4, Geissele SMR MK4/5 KeyMod, and Midwest Industries SSK.

Weighing only 0.4 oz, the Offset Scout® Mount is manufactured out of 6061 aluminum and type III hard coat anodized. Like all Arisaka products, it is made entirely in the USA.

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Arisaka KeyMod Offset Scout Mount 1

www.ArisakaDefense.com

NEW!! RailScales G-10, Aluminum and Titanium Handstops

Posted on January 30th, 2015 by ar15news

Not sure how I’ve totally missed this but the guys at RailScales are about to release their new S³ (Serrated Scales Stop) Handstop. Looks like the G10 version will be available for purchase starting this coming Friday (2/6/15) with the Aluminum and Titanium versions to follow. At first they will only be available in KeyMod with M-LOK versions to come soon. Apparently they will also fit the War Sport LVOA rail by removing the KeyMod nut and screwing it directly to the rail. Pics, Pricing and details for the RailScales S³ Handstops are listed below. These will be available for purchase on www.GetRailScales.com.

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Finally!!! Our S³ handstops are ready for purchase. The G10 versions will be available first, on the website late next week. Aluminum and Ti will be available the following week. Pricing and weights! The S³ retail pricing will be $69 for G10 or Aluminum, take your pick. The Serialized Titanium price will be announced in the coming days, it will include some extra goodies, watch for the detailed post. 

Weights G10 – 0.6oz
Aluminum (6061) – 0.8oz
Titanium (6AL4V) – 1.3oz

After a long deliberation we decided to offer the Aluminum in the raw (sandblasted), leaving you to decide how to finish it. We have spent a lot time talking with friends, customers, etc as to what color, hard coat, paint, cerakote etc to offer, and about every response was something different. The Sand colored one was cerakoted and has held up nicely. In the future we might do a couple of anodized colors, Black and FDE. But we want to wait to get feedback from those that purchase to ultimately decide. We will be posting more details on each of the materials in the coming days as well as a comparison chart, showing how they stack up against each other.

If you’re in the market for a great rifle with longer range capabilities while packing a bigger punch, Radical Firearms has just released their new RF 20″ 6.5 Grendel Complete Rifle at a really great price point. The RF 20″ 6.5 Grendel comes with a 20″ SS match grade barrel, low profile gas block, 15″ RF Hybrid Free Float Rail (made by Seekins Precision), Mil Spec forged upper and lower and the LUTH-AR MBA-1 modular precision rifle stock. Add all of those together and you’ve got a really great rifle at a fantastic price point, starting at just $830 with a few upgrade options to look at. Check out the pics and details below, then head on over to www.RadicalFirearms.com to snag one for yourself.

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Rifle comes complete with:
–  20″ Stainless Steel Match Grade Barrel
–  Radical Low-Pro Gas Block
–  15″ Radical Firearms Billet Free Float Hybrid Rail
–  Custom Stainless Pepper Pot Break
–  M4 Forged Upper receiver
–  Mil Spec Bolt Carrier group
–  Standard Charging handle
–  Luth-AR Modular: MBA-1 Stock
–  Forged Lower
–  Mil Spec Lower parts kit
–  Mil Spec Grip

AERO Precision 16″ .223 Wylde Uppers AND 18″ KeyMod Rail

Posted on January 27th, 2015 by ar15news

AERO Precision continues to add new products to their already long list of available products and they keep getting better and better. I remember when they only made stripped uppers and lowers and their COP system and didn’t sell direct. Anymore they are pretty much a one stop shop for building just about any kind of AR configuration you can think of with their complete line of barrels, receiver sets, rails, etc. for 5.56, 300BLK and .308. Recently they introduced two brand new products that will expand the possibilities even further.

First up was their new .223 Wylde chambered 16″ uppers. For those who don’t know, .223 Wylde is basically a hybrid between .223 and 5.56 NATO. Technically .223 chambered rifles are known for being a bit more accurate than a 5.56 NATO chambered rifle. With .223 Wylde barrels  you can shoot both .223 and 5.56 NATO rounds but they are designed to shoot the 5.56 NATO round more accurately than a 5.56 chambered barrel. They are offering these 16″ uppers based on their awesome forged M4E1 upper platform which features the integrated rail mounting surface and a “billet” look. You can choose between a 12″ or 15″ KeyMod rail or a 12″ M-LOK rail. These uppers are priced starting at $455 at AEROPrecisionUSA.com.

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On the last day of SHOT Show 2015, AERO Precision unveiled their new 18″ KeyMod rail which is something a lot of people look for when building a longer barreled rifle such as a 20″ upper, etc. These are specifically designed to mount to the AERO Precision enhanced uppers so don’t expect to order one and mount it to just any old upper. However, if you are planning on building a long barreled upper this is a good reason to build it using some AERO components. These are not available yet but should be soon.

AERO Precision 18 inch KeyMod Rail 620

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