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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.

Fortis Mfg NIGHT RAIL Exclusive Intro Price

Posted on April 3rd, 2016 by ar15news

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.

XANTHOS-LITE “LARGE FRAME” .308 RECEIVER SET

Posted on March 23rd, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve always liked the looks of the 2A Armament receiver sets. Recently they released their new XANTHOS-LITE “LARGE FRAME” .308 receiver set which looks absolutely amazing and is super light weight at just 1 point (16 ounces) for the stripped set. The term “LARGE FRAME” just refers to your typical LR308/SR-25 receiver set. This set would make for one beautiful rifle. Check out the details and pictures below.

The XANTHOS-lite was developed to give the end user a lightweight solution for the popular “large frame” 308 (LR308/SR-25) pattern of firearms.  The XANTHOS-lite is geared towards the user who want’s quality material, design, and functionality in a large frame build. The XANTHOS-lite shares the common DPMS HIGH standard for rail height, and will accept most accessories on the market. The lightening cuts on the top of the receiver feature a tapered design to give aftermarket rails a seamless look from receiver to rail. Features such as a tensioning screw, and screw in pin for the bolt release are also included. A generous magazine well aid in reloading. The XANTHOS-lite is sold only as a matched set.

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Features:
–  3-D Machined from U.S.A. Certified 7075-T6 plate aluminum
–  Pocketed design reduces weight, and enhances appearance
–  Forward assist has been removed from upper to reduce weight
–  Bolt release features screw in pin (Included)
–  Integrated and lightened trigger guard
–  Machined T-Markings and minimized logo for a clean appearance
–  Tapered charging handle ramp to eliminate unsightly wear marks
–  DPMS Standard high rail height
–  Integrated tensioning screw guaranties a tight fit (included)
–  Bead blasted and hard coat anodized black (Type3 class2)
–  Weight: (16oz total) Stripped upper and lower combined
–  Compatible with most accessories on the market
–  Product of the great state of Idaho, MADE IN THE U.S.A.

BACK ORDERS ARE TYPICALLY 2-3 WEEKS OUT!

You can order the new XANTHOS-LITE “LARGE FRAME” .308 receiver set or check out other awesome AR products at www.2a-arms.com.

Texas Black Rifle Company – KeyMod Blowout

Posted on March 19th, 2016 by ar15news

The guys at Texas Black Rifle Company are having a huge blowout sale on their keymod rails. All of them are marked down 45% for a limited time. Currently they have 7.2″, 9.6″, 11.4″ and 13.2″ rails in-stock. They also have 5 slot aluminum keymod sections for just $10. If you’re looking for a great deal on a good looking lightweight KeyMod rail, this is a deal to jump on. Check it out at www.TBRCi.com 

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NEW!! Worlds Lightest QD Trijicon MRO Mount by SCALARWORKS

Posted on March 9th, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve been using the Scalarworks LDM-Micro mount with a T-1 for a while now and it is absolutely awesome. The combination of high quality construction, light weight and easy to use QD system make it my favorite T-1/T-2 mount to date. They told me there were working on some new mounts and low and behold, a few weeks later they are now introducing their new Trijicon MRO QD Mount which according to Scalarworks is the worlds lightest QD model. Check out the press release and pics below.

**Press Release**

SCALARWORKS ANNOUNCES WORLD’S LIGHTEST QUICK-DETACH TRIJICON MRO MOUNT.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – March 9, 2016 – Scalarworks, manufacturer of high-performance optic mounts, is pleased to introduce the Low Drag MountTM for Trijicon MROTM sights; the lightest quick-detach Trijicon MROTM mount in existence – weighing only 1.17oz, including sight screws.

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The LDM/MRO is a lightweight, low-profile, quick-detach optic mount that is compatible with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails and the Trijicon MROTM (Miniature Rifle Optic).

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Like all Scalarworks Low Drag MountsTM; the LDM/MRO has a monolithic base made of high-strength 7075-T6 Aluminum, and features our proprietary recoil-proof not​ched thumbscrew with ball detent.​It also has the same precision telescoping clamp as our popular Aimpoint Micro mount, which ensures a repeatable zero​with each installation.

The LDM/MRO is proudly made in the USA, and is available in both Absolute and Lower-Third Co-Witness height variants with a retail price of $149.

To learn more about this and other Scalarworks optic mounts and bundles; please visit s​calarworks.com

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