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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.

AERO Preicison KeyMod 12 inch 223 Wylde UpperAERO Preicison KeyMod 15 inch 223 Wylde UpperAERO Preicison MLOK 12 inch 223 Wylde Upper

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

SHOT Show 2015 – Seekins Precision

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Seekins Precision had a great showing at SHOT Show 2015. Not only did they show off a great lineup of new complete rifles including their new SP10 .308 but they also introduced multiple new products such as the Seekins Precision 60/90 Ambi Safety and K20 Incline Grip. They also announced that they would be adding M-LOK as an option for the SP3R and MCSR rails. Check out the video and pics below.

www.SeekinsPrecision.com
Seekins Precision Facebook Page
Seekins Precision Instagram 

Video courtesy of Crossfire and Steve Coulston.

Photos by Triple Bravo

01-23-15 Seekins TB 1

01-23-15 Seekins TB 1

SHOT Show 2015 – More New Products from Mega Arms

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Mega Arms already introduced quite a few new products at SHOT Show this year but there were a few additional pieces that were just introduced or we didn’t really cover as close as we’d like to. For instance, Mega Arms just introduced a new pair of 5.56 SBR barrels (10.5″ and 14.5″) as well as a two new 300BLK barrels (10.5″ and 16″). 

Mega SBR and 300BLK Barrels 620

In case you missed it, here are our new SBR barrels, available in 10.5 and 14.5 in 556 NATO. 300 BLACKOUT is available for the first time in 10.5 and 16 barrel. MSRP on the 10.5s is $222.

They’ve also added an M-LOK version of the popular MKM MATEN upper. Mega Arms will be adding M-LOK across all platforms in addition to their current KeyMod offerings.

Mega Arms MLOK Options 620 

Mega Arms MATEN with MLOK 2 copy

Mega Arms MATEN with MLOK 2 copy

Mega Arms is excited to announce our new line of M-Lok AR-15 and MATEN/AR-10 hand guards and upper receivers. Firstly we have the new M-Lok versions of the MKM. Expect them to be in the same sizes, same platforms and at a similar price point as the KeyMod versions. Next up you will notice the new Wedge Lock free float Mil Spec AR-15 M-Lok hand guard. This all new product is made from 7075 and comes with a titanium barrel nut. Expect a variety of lengths, a MATEN/AR-10 version and a KeyMod variation in 2015. Pricing TBA. For those of you who have noticed a missing item in this group fear not, an M-Lok version of our venerable Megalithic Tactical System, or MTS, is also coming in 2015. An M-Lok version of the new Remington 700 chassis system is also planned. Expect to see the first of our new product at dealers by the end of the first quarter, 2015.

Lastly is the new Mega Arms Wedge Lock Handguard. Made from 7-series Aluminum with a Titanium barrel nut. Looks like it will mate up very nicely with a Mega Arms upper but will also work with any Mil-Spec upper as well. Gonna have to give one of these a try for sure.

Mega Arms Wedgelock Rail System 620 3Mega Arms Wedgelock Rail System 620 3Mega Arms Wedgelock Rail System 620 3

This is the new Mega Arms WEDGE LOCK handguard!
–  Cutting edge new design Ultra strong and lightweight. Simple one screw fastening system.
–  Made from 7075 extruded aluminum
–  Titanium barrel nut
–  Black Nitrided wedge system
–  Compatible with any Mil-Spec upper.
–  Includes handguard and comes with wedge system, titanium barrel nut, assembly tools, one M-LOK or KeyMod rail.

Definitely keep an eye on Mega Arms this year. Lots of awesome new products and super high quality as always. 

MegaArms.com
Mega Arms Facebook

For a while now the main thing that has been missing from the whole KeyMod and M-LOK rail push is companies that were willing to create direct mount products for these systems…and that is understandable when you think about how fast this industry moves from one new solution to another. Look how fast M-LOK has taken off because its backed by Magpul. Up until now most companies have been making adapters for existing products such rail sections that allow you to attach a 1913 picatinny product, a light ring for adding a light, etc. This mindset kind of goes against the whole “new attachment method” thought process which should create products that attach directly to the rail without the need for adapters thus reducing weight, cost, etc.

Well, today I am proud to announce a new partnership between two very respected companies in the industry that have come together to create an amazing new product. Elzetta Design, makers of the toughest and highest quality flashlights known to man and Impact Weapons Components, one of the most innovative Mount and Accessory manufacturers have partnered up together to introduce the new MINICQB which combines their new ALPHA light and IWC’s modular light mounts into a weapon light. This is a true “Direct Attach” Weapon Light.

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

The new MINICQB Weapon Light features all of the same specs as the original Elzetta ALPHA single cell flashlight including 315 lumen output from a single CR123 battery and Elzetta’s Momentary, twist on tailcap with the others tailcap options available. The ALPHA is designed specifically as a CQB or Close Quarters Battle light producing a “wall of light” intended for room clearing and close encounters within 50 yards. The proven IWC mount arm is machined from the same piece of billet aluminum as the light body itself making a much stronger union than using the typical adapter style mount. 

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

Now this is where things get REALLY interesting. The MINICQB incorporates Impact Weapons Components new KML mount technology which basically means Keymod & M-LOK compatible. That’s right. No longer do you have to decide “Do I buy this for my KeyMod rail or should I go with the M-LOK version for my new M-LOK rail?”. This KML system is awesome. I’ve attached the MINICQB on both a Geissele SMR MK8 M-LOK rail and on my Rainier Arms FORCE Mod2 KeyMod rail (shown below) and it works amazingly well. To switch between KeyMod and M-LOK you just simply unthread the reversible nuts, turn them around and thread them back on. The MINICQB will also be available with a 1913 Picatinny Rail Mount as well. 

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

To give you some comparison information, the MINICQB Picatinny version weighs just 4.5oz and the KML (KeyMod / M-LOK) version weighs just 4.7oz. A SureFire M300 without a mount weighs 4.8oz and an Inforce WML without KeyMod or M-LOK adapter weighs 3.1oz. 

I’ve had my MINICQB for about 5 days now and am super impressed with it. The direct attachment makes it feel as if the Light is actually part of the weapon instead of an added on piece. The design of the mount keeps the light very close to the rail for a nice low profile design. Having an Elzetta flashlight with the IWC KML mounting technology is about as awesome as it gets.

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

The pricing for the new MINICQB is very reasonable as well with the 1913 rail mount version retailing at just $205 and the KML M-LOK / KeyMod mount version retailing for just $230. Once you purchase your MINICQB you will also be able to purchase the hardware for the other mount style. So if you buy the KML version you can purchase the 1913 cap and screws to give you a truly universal mounting system. 

The new MINICQB Flashlight should be available today at www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. Don’t forget that you can use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout to save yourself 5% off your order.

Also, check out JerkingTheTrigger and 47 Images Photography for additional reviews and photos.

556 Tactical Pre-SHOT Show Rail Sale

Posted on January 13th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’ve been looking for a great deal on a new quality rail system for your AR, this sale is for you. 556 Tactical is throwing a Pre-SHOT Show Rail Sale where you can get $50 OFF 556 SKR RAILS and $30 OFF 556 EVO RAILS. I have multiples of both of these rails and they are great. This sale runs now through 1/19/2015. Purchase now at www.556Tactical.com.

556 Tactical Show Show Rail Sale

NEW!! Fortis REV II KeyMod 12″ Handguard

Posted on January 7th, 2015 by ar15news

For a few months we’ve heard quiet rumblings about a new version of the very popular Fortis REV rail. Just yesterday those rumors were proven true when Fortis Mfg released the new REV II KeyMod 12″ handguard which removes the lower 1913 Picatinny rail section as well as the small forward side rail sections that are found on the original REV rail. Not only does this make the REV II even lighter than the original REV but also makes it more of a tubular style handguard with KeyMod at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock with a solid 1913 Picatinny section at 12 o’clock. I really think Fortis hit the nail on the head with this design and can’t wait to get my hands on one.

Fortis REV II KeyMod Handguard 1Fortis REV II KeyMod Handguard 1Fortis REV II KeyMod Handguard 1

– Material: Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum
– Finish: Military Specification Type III Hard Coat Anodized
– Length: 12.375″
– Weight: 7.8 Ounces
– Inside Diameter: 1.340″
– Continuous Top Rail
– Rotation Limited QD Sockets
– KEYMOD at the 3, 6 & 9 O’clock
– Piston Compatible
– Anti-Rotation Tabs (Fits Forged Uppers and some Billet Uppers such as our Fortis Billet Upper as shown)
– Uses Standard AR15 Barrel Nut (Not Included) Made in the USA!

Available for purchase now at an introductory price of just $159.99 Shipped only at www.Revolvr.com.

NEW!! BCM Mod 3 Vertical Grips

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by ar15news

The BCM Mod 3 Vertical Grip is the latest evolution of the BCM Short Vertical Grip, offering improved ergonomics and the choice of two popular weapons mounting solutions. BCM Vertical Grip Mod 3s are manufactured from high quality, impact resistant polymers. They come in at only 1.9 ounces, and feature a low-profile length that is intended for increased mobility and minimized snag factor. Aggressively textured flat sides are designed for improved yaw control during weapon manipulation.

BCM Gunfighter Mod 3 Vertical Grip 4

BCM® DIRECT MOUNT PICATINNY 1913 INTERFACE SYSTEM

The new Patent Pending BCM® Direct Mount Picatinny 1913 interface system, was developed to be the most rigid, light-weight, and cost effective system available for Vertical Pistol Grips and Hand Stop type accessories. 

Most of the industry relies on a simple screw and backing nut for a mounting system. BCM® has developed a patent pending anchor system that not only secures to the mounting surface, but spreads the energy and force throughout the accessory. Conventional mounting systems can allow for an increased amount of shifting and flexing of the accessory. The BCM® direct mount interface system reduces those issues and offers a more secure lockup, eliminating play in the mounting surface.

BCMGUNFIGHTER Vertical Grip Mod 3
–  Low-profile length for increased mobility and decreased “snag” factor.
-  The forward angle increases the rigidity of the forearm, while providing a more natural wrist angle.
-  Can be mounted in reverse angle to increase control when grabbing handguard and grip.
-  Flat sides with aggressive texture give better yaw control to the shooter during firing and non-firing manipulations.
-  Anchor and bolt system offers a simple robust design, while maintaining a lightweight 1.9 ounces.
-  Made in the U.S.A., manufactured from high quality, impact resistant polymers.

The Mod 3 comes in two configurations: Mod 3 – KM and Mod 3 – 1913.

BCM Gunfighter Mod 3 Vertical Grip 4

BCM Gunfighter Mod 3 Vertical Grip 5

BCM Vertical Grip Mod 3s are available in Black, Flat Dark Earth, Foliage Green, and Wolf Grey. All versions and colors are vailable now for just $17.95 at http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCMGUNFIGHTER-Vertical-Grips-s/171.htm

NEW!! Daniel Defense 12″ and 15″ SLiM Rail

Posted on October 28th, 2014 by ar15news

So you like that awesome new SLiM Rail that you’ve seen on some of the new Daniel Defense DDM4 rifle but haven’t been able to find them available for purchase anywhere? That’s because they just released the new 12″ and 15″ SLiM Rails for individual purchase. Right now they have both 12″ and 15″ SLiM Rails in stock and man they look awesome. You can check out the pics and details below.

Daniel Defense SLiM Rail

The SLiM Rail™ (Slim, Lightweight, Modular) from Daniel Defense utilizes the KeyMod accessory attachment system for incredible weight savings as well as superior cooling, ergonomics, and modularity while maintaining the strength and durability expected from Daniel Defense.  KeyMod is a recoil resistant, two-part, direct attachment method for accessories that offers outstanding “return-to-zero” when accessories are removed and reinstalled.  The SLiM Rail™ features the battle-proven “Bolt-Up System” which provides modern flat-top upper receivers with a free-floating, continuous, uninterrupted upper rail platform and allows for simplified alignment to the host weapon upper receiver.   Ambidextrous sling swivel attachment points are integrated into both the left and right side rails at 1 and 11 o’clock. The SLiM Rail™ can be used with a low-profile gas block on pistol, carbine, or mid-length gas systems.

Key Features
–  Light Weight Free Floating Barrel Design
–  Steel Barrel Nut
–  Uninterrupted Mil-Spec 1913 Picatinny Upper Rail
–  KeyMod attachment at 3, 6, & 9 o’clock positions
–  Ambidextrous Sling Swivel Attachment Points at 1 and 11 o’clock
–  Patented Bolt-Up mounting System
–  Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum
–  Mil-Spec type III Hard Coat Anodized Finish
–  Grade 8 Military Specification Fasteners
–  Made in the USA!

Daniel Defense 12 inch SLiM Rail
SLiM Rail 12.0 Product Page:
https://danieldefense.com/rail-systems/slim-railtm/slim-rail-12-0-rifle.html

Daniel Defense 15 inch SLiM Rail

SLiM Rail 15.0 Product Page:
https://danieldefense.com/rail-systems/slim-railtm/slim-rail-15-0-rifle.html

AERO Precision M5 (.308) Complete Rifles

Posted on October 10th, 2014 by ar15news

AERO Precision just released their M5 (.308) Complete Rifles and man are these things sick! These M5 complete rifles are based off of the new AERO Precision .308 forged receivers including the M5E1 upper which features a built in rail mount interface making a very solid setup.

These complete rifles are available with 16″, 18″ and 20″ 4150 CMV barrels and your choice of anodized Black and FDE color receivers and rails. The 16″ models come with a Magpul STR stock while the 18″ and 20″ models will come with the Magpul PRS (Precision Rifle Stock). Starting at just $1,499, this has to be one of the best .308 rifle deals going. 

If you’re looking to step into the .308 rifle ownership club without paying typical .308 prices, take your pick from the image below and then head on over to www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com to put in your order.  

AERO Precision M5 308 Rifles 1

NEW!! Arisaka Defense Light Mounts and QD Sling Attachments

Posted on October 6th, 2014 by ar15news

A buddy of mine (UWone77) has been playing around with some new products from Arisaka Defense and he seems to be very happy with them. Arisaka Defense is a brand new company (literally brand new, as in “no website yet” new) but they seem to already have some nice designs and understand what components people are looking for. The first components they are making available will be an M-LOK and KeyMod light mount, M-LOK QD Sling Attachment Point and a Light Mount that is designed to mount directly to a Centurion Arms CMR rail. I’ve listed some pictures below. As I mentioned their website hasn’t been finished yet but they have a Facebook page that they have started so you can follow along as they introduce new products. 

Arisaka Defense M-LOK or KeyMod Light Mount

Arisaka Defense MLOK Light Mount 2

Arisaka Defense MLOK Light Mount 2

Arisaka Defense M-LOK QD Sling Attachment Point

Arisaka Defense QD Sling Attachment 2

Arisaka Defense QD Sling Attachment 2

Arisaka Defense CMR Light Mount

Arisaka Defense CMR Light Mount 2

Arisaka Defense CMR Light Mount 2

Follow Arisaka Defense on Facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/arisakadefense

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