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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

NEW!! James Madison Tactical Gen 2 Polymer/Composite Lower

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by ar15news

James Madison Tactical has made a great name for themselves in the 80% Polymer/Composite AR Lower market by making what I would say is the best 80% Polymer / Composite lower out there. They went to great lengths to strengthen the necessary areas that have been failure points on other polymer lowers in the past but the material itself also makes a huge different. The guys at JMT have spent most of their career manufacturing amazing $1,000,000 kit Jet planes called the ViperJet that you can build at home. They then took their expertise in AERO Space polymers that are strong enough to be used in airplanes and used that same material to build a high quality, reinforced AR15 80% lower. The Gen 1 lowers were fantastic but now JMT has upped their game with the Gen 2 lower adding lots of enhancements.

Some of the enhancements are to further strengthen the design but a couple are cosmetic and they look awesome. One such upgrade is the webbing pattern on the magwell that is reminiscent of the PMAG design. The other is they removed the large “JMT” logo from the side of the magwell and replaced it with a much smaller logo on the Pivot Pin Spring Housing.  Oh yeah, the machining jig you need to complete the lower comes FREE with the purchase every lower and the price is just $99.95 each. Take a few minutes to read the official press release below and check out the pics of the new lower. Purchase links are at the bottom.

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James Madison Tactical (JMT) introduces the superior Gen 2 polymer/composite fiber
lower receiver for the AR-15 platform.

James Madison Tactical, llc introduces our superior Gen 2 Polymer / Composite AR-15 lower receiver. JMT has made the best even better, known for their high quality and rugged 80% receiver. As we know JMT has incorporated new material technology and manufacturing processes for enhanced durability, strength and reliability but we have added a few more upgrades making it the best Polymer / Composite lower on the market today.

JMT Polymer Lower Gen2 1

GEN 2 Enhancements:

1. Extended box sections on upper fire control pocket.
2. Box section on upper top left of magazine well.
3. Extended bolt release pin posts.
4. Magazine webbed pattern.
5. New GEN 2 logo placement.

The JMT 80% lower also comes with a specially designed 3-piece machining jig with every order. This allows the user to machine the JMT 80% polymer/composite fiber lower receiver with ease and precision using simple tools.

The first thing users will notice is the JMT 80% lower receiver looks beefed up from the outside and rightly so. JMT has managed to add even more enhancements to the already strong making it even stronger. JMT also offers 3 popular colors (Black, FDE and ODG).

JMT Polymer Lower Gen2 3

You can purchase the new Gen 2 JMT 80% lowers directly from JamesMadisonTactical.com or from many of your usual favorite retailers such as RainierArms.com, etc. 

4th of July 2014 Sale – Centurion Arms

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by ar15news

Been thinking about picking up some awesome new stuff from Centurion Arms? Well, your procrastination is finally paying off. Starting today (7/2/14) and running through Sunday (7/6/14), Centurion Arms is offering a 4th of July sale…..Enter “Freedom2014” at checkout to receive 10% off your order. Plus there will be special items already on sale as well. Only at www.CenturionArms.com.

Centurion Arms 4th of July Sale 2014

NEW!! 556 Tactical Stryke KeyMod Rail (SKR) System

Posted on June 30th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends at 556 Tactical keep rolling out some awesome new AR-15 components. The latest addition is to their already awesome line of rail systems and is called the SKR or Stryke KeyMod Rail. The SKR features the signature 556 Tactical angled cut on the front end of the rail giving it a very unique and awesome look. It also features a different mounting setup with a proprietary barrel nut that attaches to the rail using 6 bolts. As with most KeyMod rails, the SKR has KeyMod slots at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock sides as well as a full length 1913 Picatinny rail section at 12 o’clock. Obviously no rail would be complete without QD Sling Mounts towards the rear on both sides too. The SKR comes in both a 12.1″ and 15″ lengths and are available for purchase right now at www.556Tactical.com. Details and pictures below.

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620 556 Tactical SKR 1

556 Tactical is pleased to announce Stryke Keymod Rail System (SKR). The SKR KeyMod handguards features the KeyMod Interface System developed for multiple accessory compatibility without the need for picatinny rails surrounding your handguard. The improved design enhances the rails comfort and functionality without sacrificing strength or durability. Industry leading features include a solid handguard machined from extruded 6061-T6 aluminum, a continuous top Picatinny rail and QD sling swivel points at the front and rear of the handguard. This super-slim handguard is designed to work with carbine, mid- and rifle length Direct Impingement (DI) gas systems.

Features
Type: 1 Piece Free Float
Length: 15″ and 12.1″
Weight: (15″) 11.8 oz (with barrel nut) 8.9 oz (without barrel nut) AND (12.1″) 10.3oz (with barrel nut) 7.4oz (without barrel nut)
Rails: Continous Top Picatinny Rail, KeyMod Interface System
QD Attachment: Rotation Limited slots front and rear
Internal Dimension: 1.35″
External Dimension: Height: 2.1″; Width: 1.8″
Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
Finish: Mil-Spec Type III Hard Coat Anodized – Black

https://556tactical.com/product-category/ar-parts/rails/

NEW!! SLR Rifleworks M-LOK and KeyMod Accessories

Posted on June 25th, 2014 by ar15news

SLR Rifleworks continues to bring some awesome components to the M-LOK and KeyMod market. This time they’ve put some focus on accessories for the M-LOK and KeyMod rails such as Rail Sections, Hand Stops and Barricade Stops. The new rail sections look pretty sweet and feature styling that is similar to the SLR Rifleworks rail systems. The accessories that really caught my eye though are the Hand Stops/Barricade Stops. There are two styles of Hand Stops that are both available with either a smooth face or a barricade style face. All of these new accessories will be available in both KeyMod and M-LOK configurations. According to the SLR Rifleworks Facebook page, they will be adding the new KeyMod versions to the website today and M-LOK versions within the next week. You’ll be able to find the new accessories at the following link as they are added to the website. www.SLRRifleworks.com.

620 SLR RIFLEWORKS KeyMod and M-LOK accessories

NEW!! V7 Weapon Systems Titanium Flash Hiders

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 by ar15news

More and more lately we’ve seen builds that are built solely around the idea of having the lightest AR possible and some will stop at no cost to achieve it. At one point it seemed like the lowest you could get an AR was just under 7 pounds. Now with companies like V7 Weapon Systems focusing on creating additional lightweight components we’ve seen some sub 6 pound AR’s and there are even weapon manufacturers working on insanely light complete rifles. V7 Weapon Systems just introduced a set of new Titanium Flash Hiders. These new Titanium Flash Hiders are 2″ long and are offered in both raw Titanium and Black KG Coating. They are also offering them in two different models, one smooth and one with V-Grooves. To give you an idea of weight savings, a typical A2 flash hider weighs around 2.6 ounces and many other flash hiders weigh quite a bit more. The V7 Weapon Systems Titanium weigh 1.35 ounces for the smooth sided one and 1.25 ounces for the V-Grooved model. These new flash hiders are currently available through VertexOps.com. You can view all other V7 Weapon Systems products at www.V7WeaponSystems.com.

V7 Weapon Systems V-Grooved Titanium Flash Hider

V7 Weapon Systems Smooth Sided Titanium Flash Hider

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I have tried just about every single “Battery Assist Lever” on the market. 99.9% of these levers clamp onto the existing Bolt Catch/Release paddle. Out of all of the Clamp On models, the Tactical Link EBAL (Enhanced Battery Assist Lever) is by far the best you can buy. Not only is it a very high quality component but it also uses 3 mounting screws to make it rock solid once its on. 

620 Tactical Link EBAL SalePhoto by UWone77

Tactical Link has marked the price down on all colors of their EBAL to just $18.95 with FREE SHIPPING. This is bitter sweet as it’s a great deal but it also means if you don’t grab one of these now, you will have to settle for an inferior product down the road. I suggest you do as I will be doing and grab as many of these as you can. Head on over to www.TacticalLink.com to get some coming your way before they are all gone or it’s too late.

556 Tactical 12 and 15 Inch Evolution Rails On Sale

Posted on June 14th, 2014 by ar15news

556 Tactical has a sale going on right now for their 12″ and 15″ Evolution rail systems. These are very high quality, lightweight modular rails. They also have a cool angled cut to the front of the rail and have a large enough internal diameter to fit a KX3 or most suppressors inside. Right now you can save $12 off the 12″ model and $15 off the 15″ model. This is I believe the first time I’ve seen these go on sale so you might want to jump on it, especially since its only a 10 day sale. Links provided below.

556 Tactical 12″ Evolution Rail

556 Tactical 15″ Evolution Rail

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620 556 Tactical EVO Rail Sale 1

NEW!! ALG Defense EMR Rail with M-LOK

Posted on June 13th, 2014 by ar15news

ALG Defense, sister company to Geissele Automatics, has just introduced a new model of their awesome EMR (Ergonomic Modular Rail) which now features the M-LOK mounting system. M-LOK is the new Magpul backed mounting system which is quickly gaining a lot of support from some big name manufacturers such as Geissele and now ALG Defense. Having ALG Defense support M-LOK is huge because they bring a “bang for your buck” component that most other manufacturers can’t. The new EMR M-LOK rails will start at just $100 and no, that’s not a typo. 

620 ALG Defense EMR M-LOK Rail 4

The EMR M-LOK will be offered in 10″, 12″ and 13″ lengths just like the standard EMR but now weighs less and costs less. As you’ll notice in the picture below, there are a ton of possible mounting configurations for the M-LOK rail sections and accessories. In keeping with the original EMR lightweight modular design, even the top 12 o’clock area is M-LOK so you can put rail sections where you need them for sights and accessories and not where you don’t. One thing you will want to keep in mind when ordering your rail is that the EMR M-LOK does not come with any M-LOK rail sections. All you need to do is think through the setup you plan on running and buy the needed rail sections.

620 ALG Defense M-LOK EMR Rail 1

620 ALG Defense M-LOK EMR Rail 1

620 ALG Defense M-LOK EMR Rail 1

The ALG Defense EMR M-LOK rails are available for purchase right now and I can’t think of a better way to try out a new mounting system than with a very high quality rail that doesn’t break the bank. You can find more information and purchase the ALG Defense EMR M-LOK rails at www.ALGDefense.com. M-LOK accessory rails are listed at the bottom of that same page.

NEW!! Rainier Arms .308 Billet Ambi Receivers and .308 Rail

Posted on June 10th, 2014 by ar15news

Rainier Arms is getting ready to make a huge splash in the .308 AR game in typical Rainier Arms fashion with one of the sweetest looking .308 billet receiver sets I’ve seen and their own Rainier Arms version of the Fortis Mfg Switch Rail. Put these two products any of the fantastic .308 barrels that RA already offers and you have a perfect start to an awesome .308 build. 

The billet receivers have basically everything you could ask for. They feature an ambi bolt release similar to the one found on the RA UltraMatch billet lower, Battle Arms Development 45 degree selector compatibility, built-in ambi QD sling mounts, an aggressively flared mag-well and looks to die for! As with most .308 billet uppers there is no forward assist option. This not only saves weight but is typically a useless feature since most .308 Bolt Carrier’s don’t have forward assist cuts anyways. The new RA .308 billet receivers are being sold as a set and will come with a Rainier Arms RAPTOR .308 ambi charging handle as well. You can find more information and sign up for the email “in-stock notification” HERE.

Rainier Arms .308 Billet Set 1 Rainier Arms .308 Billet Set 1 Rainier Arms .308 Billet Set 1 Rainier Arms .308 Billet Set 1

Rainier Arms also snuck in their very own version of the Fortis Mfg .308 Switch 14″ rail. The RA version features a little bit different ventilation cutouts and, as you’ll see in the pictures below, features a very aggressive reverse angled cut on the front of the rail. It still retains the Quick Attach/Detach function allowing you to quickly “Switch” setups for different mission or competition needs by simply removing the rail and sliding on a different one. You can check out the new Rainier Arms .308 Switch 14″ rail HERE.

Rainier Arms .308 Switch Rail 1

Rainier Arms .308 Switch Rail 1

Rainier Arms .308 Switch Rail 1

If you’re like me and have the itch to build a sweet .308 rig, Rainier Arms is your one stop shop for anything you need to make it happen. In the words of Pat McNamara “Get you some!”. www.RainierArms.com

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