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Griffin Armament Low-Pro RIGID™ rail kits available

Posted on July 16th, 2016 by ar15news

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

Sneak Peek!! SD Tactical Arms Lightweight AR-15 Rifle

Posted on June 29th, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve always been a fan of the rifles that SD Tactical Arms produces, many of which are auctioned off to benefit our Veterans and Veteran Charities. Yesterday they release some images of their new Lightweight Rifle and it looks fantastic. The complete rifle weighs in at just 5 pounds 12.4 oz and that is with a custom billet upper and lower receiver too. Check out the pics below. Will let you guys know as soon as more details are available. 

www.SDTacticalArms.com

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Arisaka Defense – Blem Parts

Posted on May 27th, 2016 by ar15news

If you’re looking for a great deal on some great accessories for your AR, this is right up your alley. Arisaka Defense just emailed me letting me know they have added a bunch of blem parts to their website that are fully functional but may have a slight ding or scratch or anodizing inconsistencies. All blem items are 30% OFF or MORE plus they get FREE First Class Shipping. Items such as 300 Series Light Bodies, all versions of Finger Stops, Ring, Inline and Offset Light Mounts, etc are in-stock and ready to go. Head on over to www.ArisakaDefense.com and pick up a great deal.

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V7 Enlightened Lithium-Aluminum Lightweight AR15 Lower

Posted on May 17th, 2016 by ar15news

If you follow V7 Weapons at all, you know that they are all about reducing excess weight. They make all kinds of lightweight AR parts such as rails, barrel nuts, takedown pins, bolt catch, gas blocks and even barrels. Now they are introducing an awesome lightweight billet AR15 lower receiver made from Lithium-Aluminum. This lower receiver weighs in at just 6.4 ounces which is super light. And we’re not talking about your typical forged style lower, this is a billet style with a built in winter trigger guard and some pretty cool looking lines. 

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ENLIGHTENED 2055 LITH/ALUM AR-15 LOWER RECEIVER
–  BILLET AR-15 LOWER RECEIVER
–  CONSTRUCTED FROM ADVANCED 2055 LITHIUM/ALUMINUM
–  TYPE III HARDCOAT ANODIZE
–  WEIGHS 6.4 OZ
–  SHIPS WITH QD ENDPLATE (7075 T6)
–  ADVANCED 2055 LITHIUM ALUMINUM ALLOY IS LIGHTER, STRONGER, MORE RIGID & CORROSION RESISTANT THAN STANDARD 7075 T6
–  MIL SPEC COMPATIBLE
–  MADE IN THE USA
–  100% LIFETIME WARRANTY

If you’re building a lightweight AR, this might be the perfect lower for you and if you want to be one of the very first people to get your hands on one, there’s only one place to get them. Get in on the exclusive intro pricing now at www.RainierArms.com.

Faxon Firearms “Gunner” Ultra-Light Bolt Carrier Group

Posted on April 28th, 2016 by ar15news

When looking to reduce felt recoil in an AR-15 (there isn’t a ton but there’s enough), one route you could go is to go with a lightweight Bolt Carrier Group. Lightweight BCGs are largely used in competition rifles like those used 3-Gun where the lighter the recoil the better for fast followup shots, etc. Faxon Firearms is already very well know for their successful ARAK-21 self contained piston upper and massive selection of barrels but noticed some issues with other lightweight BCGs and decided to make their own. Check out the all new Faxon Firearms “Gunner” Ultra-Light BCG and intro pricing info below.

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When looking at lightweight bolt carrier groups, we were unsatisfied with what the market had to offer. Seeing a capability gap, we set out to create a bolt carrier group that could live up to the GUNNER name with no compromise in strength or function. We set specifications that would allow no compromise:

1. Lightest Weight Possible (8.32 Ounces Complete, 6.24 Ounces Carrier & Key Only)
2. MIL-SPEC Materials & Finishes or Better!
3. Forward Assist Serrations
4. Compatible with Dust Covers
5. Maintains Full-Auto Trip Sear for full-auto and the new multi-stage trigger functionality
6. Looks Amazing

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Matching our barrels, we selected the QPQ method of Salt Bath Nitride for all the carriers components. By coating all parts, the carrier’s natural slickness is increased markedly requiring less gas and pressure to operate. Further, the QPQ SBN process seals components against corrosion while making them fantastically wear resistant.

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As a testament of our trust, the carriers are all laser-engraved with the Faxon Shield after passing all Quality inspections.

Detailed Spec:

Bolt:
– 9310 Tool Steel Construction (Stronger than C158)
– Full MIL-SPEC Heat Treatment
– Shot Peened to MIL-SPEC
– Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
– Back of Lugs Chamfered for Reliability
– Spring, Insert, & “Crane” O-Ring Installed
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

Extractor:
– S7 Tool Steel Construction
– Fully Heat Treated
– Shot Peened Per MIL-SPEC
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

Carrier & Key:
– Carrier: MIL-SPEC 8620 Steel Material
– Key: 4140 Steel Material
– Fully Heat Treated
– Forward Assist Serrations
– M16 (FULL-AUTO) Compatible
– Grade 8 Fasteners
– Fully & Properly Staked Key, Permatex Sealed
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided
– Weight w/ Key (Not Bolt or any Pins): 6.32 Ounces

Cam Pin:
– 4140 Pre-Hardended Steel Material
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

The very first run of the all new Faxon Firearms “Gunner” Ultra-Lightweight Bolt Carrier Group is being offered at an introductory price through …. yup, you guessed it …. Rainier Arms. There are currently less than 35 of these available at the introductory price of $199.99. Get one now at www.RainierArms.com

AERO Precision QUANTUM Series AR-15 Handguards

Posted on April 25th, 2016 by ar15news

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. – A Company You Definitely Want to Know About

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 by ar15news

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

RISE Armament Ripper Billet Lower Receiver

Posted on April 18th, 2016 by ar15news

You may have heard the name RISE Armament before. They make a pretty sweet looking drop-in trigger and now they make a pretty sweet looking billet lower receiver. Their new Ripper billet lower features milled pockets and lightening cuts pretty much wherever they could do them without making it a skeletonized lower. The result is a unique design and a weight of just 5.6 ounces which is pretty light for a billet lower considering most billet lowers weight between 8 and 11 ounces. Check out this sweet lower and get in on the intro pricing.

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One of the lightest full aluminum billet lower on the market at 5.6 oz!!

Designed and engineered for those who never settle, the RISE Armament Ripper Billet Lower Receiver has a sleek, streamlined design that emphasizes form as much as function. Features include a flared magwell and oversized trigger well.

–  Precision CNC machined from 7075-T6 billet aluminum
–  Flared magwell opening
–  Oversized trigger well
–  Specialized milled pockets for extra weight reduction
–  Multi caliber marking
–  Mil-spec component compatible
–  MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2, hard anodized flat black finish
–  Manufactured in RISE Armament’s Oklahoma facility according to strict AS9100 aerospace  requirements, which are more stringent than standard gun manufacturing requirements
–  Backed by RISE Armament’s 100% product guarantee and lifetime manufacturing warranty
–  Designed and made 100% in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
–  Weight 5.6oz

https://www.rainierarms.com/rise-armament-ripper-billet-ar-15-lower-receiver

🔥🔥 556 Tactical SKR Rail Closeout 🔥🔥

Posted on April 5th, 2016 by ar15news

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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$15 3D-Printed Scope Throw Levers

Posted on April 3rd, 2016 by ar15news

We always keep our eye out for content that our readers will appreciate. It doesn’t have to be the most ground breaking new product or accessory. Some times manufacturers will send us information and ask us to post it on our site, other times we happen to run across a new product, special deal or a combination of the two that we think you guys should know about. This is the case with the MK Machining 3D-Printed Scope Throw Levers.

On Saturday I was relaxing after a long week, scrolling through some groups on Facebook when I ran across a post for 3d-printed scope throw levers for just $15. Usually a good throw lever usually runs about $60 so this kind of intrigued me. Throw Levers are designed to help you adjust the magnification on  your scope easier and quicker. 

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My first thought was “How strong are these and are they gonna break when I try to use it?”. From what I read the levers are 3D printed from a filament called PETG which is a strong polymer type material that has a little bit of flex to it. A 4-40 bolt is used to tighten into a pressed in threaded brass insert. One of the things this company has stated is that the material is flexible without yielding but if you buy one and are not happy with the strength of the product they will refund the purchase price and even the shipping.

At just $15 and with a guarantee like that there doesn’t seem to much of a risk to trying these out. I have 5 Vortex scopes that I’ll be ordering some of these for and wanted to tell you guys so you can do the same if you’re interested.

They have a ton of models available such as Vortex Viper, Vortex Strike Eagle, Nightforce NXS, Leupold Mark 6, Mark 8, Vortex Razor Gen II, Leupold Mark AR, Bushnell AR Drop Zone, and Kahles i just to name a few. If they don’t have a model for the scope you own they offer a free Throw Lever to anyone who will ship them their scope for a few weeks so they can create the lever.

As I mentioned, these 3D-Printed Scope Throw Levers are just $15. You can check out all of the available models at www.MKMachining.com.

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