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NEW!! Seekins Precision NOXs Handguards

Posted on November 16th, 2015 by ar15news

Lewiston, ID – Seekins Precision, announces their new NOXs™ hand guards. Seekins Precision is proud to announce the release of the new Patent Pending NOXs™ handguard system.

The NOXs™ handguard, meaning “No Excess” and pronounced “Knocks”, is designed as a lightweight, slim profile handguard. The 1.5” wide, CNC machined NOXs™ handguard weighs in under 10oz, including mounting hardware and offers features such as integrated sling mounts, continuous skeletonized top rail design, anti-rotation tabs and a Patent Pending Cross-Lok™ weapon mounting system.

Seekins Precision NOXs Handguard 2

The NOXs™ provides the shooter with a lightweight, adaptable platform that eases individual configuration and weapon manipulation.  The NOXs™ handguard will be available in 9”, 12.8” and 15” lengths with models available in either the Keymod or M-Lok mounting systems.  Seekins Precision is releasing the NOXs™ handguards with an MSRP of $159-$179 depending on the selected length.

Seekins Precision NOXs Handguard 2

“We anticipate the release of the NOXs™ is going to make a definite impact on the handguard market.” said Kevin Weyrauch, Seekins Precision Business Development Coordinator.  “We’ve been getting requests for years to make a slim profile handguard.  With the NOXs™ you have not only an extremely lightweight, user adaptable rail, but also one that isn’t going to eat a huge portion of your budget either.”

Seekins Precision NOXs Handguard 2

For more information on the NOXs™ handguard and the rest of the Seekins Precision family of products, be sure to check out our website at or contact us at


Posted on November 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

A little birdie sent this Sneak Peek of Battle Arms Development’s new “GHOZT” Monolithic PDW SRB to me and I just had to share it with you guys. Battle Arms Development has partnered up with Cross Machine Tool many times before and this Monolithic PDW SBR lower is another one of those collaborations. This SBR has a ton of other new Battle Arms Development gadgets including their proprietary buffer system which is only 4.75″ long but still allows you to use any BCG you want. Check out the pics and details bellow. Lets just hope I don’t get in too much trouble for sharing. :)






Monolithic BAD-PDW Lower, GEN2 BAD556-LW Upper, BAD-EMMR enhanced modular mag release, BAD-CASS-SA-ST reversible 50/90 deg combat ambi safety, Trijicon MRO OPTICS mount, BAD-ATG 3 position pistol grip, 7.5″ LIGHTRIGID BARREL, TITANIUM GAS BLOCK, BAD-EPS-TI PIN SET, etc.

ARES Defense Announces Belt-Fed MCR® Lite at NASGW

Posted on November 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

If I ever get around to doing a full auto lower I will totally need to add an ARES Defense MCR belt fed upper. ARES Defense has been introducing a lot of new stuff lately and this new “Lite” version of their MCR upper is the most recent. Check out the press release below.

**Press Release**

MELBOURNE, FL, October 30, 2015 ­ ARES Defense Systems, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms, parts and accessories announced the introduction of its belt-fed MCR® Lite at NASGW in New Orleans. The MCR® Lite is an upper receiver assembly that fits standard AR15/M4 lower receivers and just like the full-featured MCR® (Mission Configurable Rifle) upper receivers, it features gas-piston operation, a true (3 second) quick-change barrel assembly and the ability to feed from M27 linked ammunition belts or standard AR magazines at the shooter’s discretion.

ARES Defense MCR Lite

“ARES Defense built its business on our belt-fed rifles and upper receiver assemblies which among others, have been purchased by civilians, US government and militaries overseas.” says Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO of ARES Defense. “At 8.5 lbs, the MCR® is the lightest and most portable belt-fed in the world and like all ARES Defense products is 100% Made in the USA. We recently released an engineering test video of our AMG-2 government model where we demonstrate a continuous 700-round burst of automatic fire to show the reliability of our belt-fed line. While the full-featured MCR® and AMG-2 models are a first choice for professional shooters, we wanted to provide a Lite model that allows recreational shooters to experience the thrill of our belt-fed systems at a fraction of the price of our full-feature models.”

The primary differences between the MCR® and the MCR® Lite is that the Lite model has a fixed gas port, aluminum feed tray, round feed roller housing and lighter barrel than the MCR®. Available for immediate shipment by ARES Defense and also being carried by distributors AMCHAR, RSR and others, the MCR® Lite carries an MSRP price tag of $2,995.

ARES Defense AMG-2 video demonstrating a 700-round burst can be found at the following link:

For more information, please email or contact ARES Defense by telephone at (321) 242-8410. Additional details available on the ARES Defense website:

About ARES Defense

Since its founding in 1997, ARES Defense Systems has focused on the development of military small arms and accessories of unique versatility, innovation and exceptional quality for military, law enforcement and commercial customers.  Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, ARES products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra modern facility by a highly skilled workforce.

Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast, ARES’ intense dedication to mission critical innovation has resulted in numerous patented advancements resulting in lighter, stronger, better performing weapons and accessories for the operator. To learn more about ARES Defense Systems visit

Follow ARES Defense on Facebook at, Instagram at @aresdefense, and on Twitter @ARESDefense.


Posted on November 1st, 2015 by ar15news

Battle Arms Development originally made its name in the AR world by making hands down the best ambi safety available. Over the past few years they have literally exploded with new products including billet receivers, barrels, gas blocks, stocks, buffer tubes and even complete rifles. They have plans to go piece by piece through the AR and not just make their own version but to improve each part. One of their newest products is the BAD-EMMR or Enhanced Modular Magazine Release.

Battle Arms Development BAD-EMMR mag release 1

An extended mag release is not really a new idea but what is new is the design of the BAD-EMMR. Most other extended mag releases just use two screws to hold the extended paddle in in place. If those screws back out the paddle can become loose, wobbly and even fall off. The BAD-EMMR uses a dovetail mounting system, similar to the BAD-CASS ambi safety, and then is secured using a single set screw. The dovetail mount is held to very tight tolerances and takes all of the stress during use instead of putting it on the screws on other designs. 

Battle Arms Development BAD-EMMR mag release 1

Battle Arms Development BAD-EMMR mag release 1

Precision CNC Machined for billet 7075-T6 Aluminum in an anodized BLACK finish, the BAD-EMMR features an unique, patent pending three sided dovetail finger pad attachment mechanism that allows for maximum strength, an almost uninterrupted finger pad face for maximum design aesthetics, light weight and low profile design. The interchangeable finger pads offers excellent ergonomic feel and ease of operation without shifting grip position. If you are looking for maximum flexibility, robust design and unparalleled design aesthetics, the BAD-EMMR is the ultimate extended magazine release for you.

The BAD-EMMR is available in Black, Red or Raw interchangeable extended finger pads and will have other design and color options in the future as well. The BAD-EMMR is available for purchase right now and is definitely the best execution of an extended mag release that I have seen to date and at just $21.95, they are pretty affordable too. Check them out at

Gas Pedal® Racing Team wins Triple Crown at US Nationals 2015

Posted on October 26th, 2015 by ar15news

If you are not already familiar with GoGun USA, this is a company to take note of for your next build. While GoGun USA is world renown for their pistol product, I personally have used their muzzle brakes and AR Gas Pedal a few times over the past 4 years and have been thoroughly impressed. The muzzle brakes shoot extremely flat with soft recoil and look pretty awesome as well. Read the press release below outlining their recent Triple Crown win at the US Nationals.

Gogun Press release 4Photo by Greg Skaz Photography

Frostproof Florida, October 2015, Gas Pedal Racing Team Members won an unprecedented triple win at the USPSA Open National Championship. The GoGun® USA Gas Pedal® grip was on the winning guns in Men’s, Women’s, and Junior National Titles in very hard fought competition of most of  the fastest shooters in the world.

Chris Tilley won overall and Men’s Category.  Kaci Cochran won Women’s, Kincaid Ross won Junior. All are Gas Pedal® Racing team members. Kaci dominated for her second National Title in a Row. Chris and Kincaid were very close second place winners in 2014.

The Gas Pedal® brand grip pioneered the concept of the opposable grip in pistol shooting. The opposable grip, which is fundamentally different than the classic neutral grip, has been increasingly the method of choice for some of world’s fastest shooters.

Almost a quadruple crown as the Senior Category was won by Keary Pearson who also used an opposable grip thumb assist made by another manufacturer.

Chris, Kaci, Kincaid and Keary are firm believers in the Opposable Grip method and give it credit for their improved consistency and acquisition speed.

GoGun® USA has claimed that use of the Gas Pedal® opposable grip is simply the fastest way to shoot, period. As Benny Hill, the Texas gunsmith, not the comedian says, “It aint bragging, if you can do it…. Winning don’t lie”.

GoGun® USA is also noted for its SuperComp® Rifle Muzzle brakes and also the Gas Pedal® Thumb Assist for rifle or Shotgun.

GoGun®, Gas Pedal®, and SuperComp® are registered trademarks owned by Grip Holdings, LLC. SuperComp® muzzle brakes for Rifle and Gas Pedal® thumb assist for pistol are patented. Gas Pedal® for Rifle is patent pending.

For more information please contact

See pictures on following pages

GOGUN Press Release 1

Chris Tilley Overall and Men’s winner, Center with dark jacket, on last stage of US Nationals 2015, with rest of Super Squad he beat. Rain or Shine Chris gets a good grip every time with Gas Pedal® grip.

GOGUN Press Release 1

Kaci Cochran 2014 and 2015 Women’s National champion

GOGUN Press Release 1

Kincaid Ross, 2015 Junior Winner of 2015 Nationals, and fourth overall too!

Photos used by permission of shooters. For more information please contact

NEW!! BCM KMR-Alpha Rail

Posted on October 20th, 2015 by ar15news

Bravo Company USA has just announced their new BCM KMR-Alpha rail is now shipping. Although the appearance is unchanged, the new KMR-Alpha is made from an Aircraft Grade Aluminum alloy vs the Magnesium alloy the current KMR is made of. Take a minute to read about the new KMR-Alpha rail and check out the pictures below.

BCM KMR-Alpha Rail 1

Shipping Now !

The definitive modular combat rail is now also available in an Aircraft Grade Aluminum alloy. With seven mounting surfaces, the KMR-Alpha is a modular handguard that uses the KeyMod system to attach accessories such as lights, lasers, vertical grips, handstops and more.

BCM KMR-Alpha Rail 1

Utilizing the same patented (US 8904691) free float barrel nut lock up, the KMR-Alpha uses the identical mounting hardware as the original KMR. This new addition to the KMR family only weighs 6 ounces plus 2.2 ounces for barrel nut and hardware (Note: KMR-A10).

Each KMR-Alpha includes a BCM® KeyMod QD Sling Mount and is available in 15″, 13″ and 10″ as well as 9″, 8″ and 7″ sizes.

KeyMod is the industry standard for a repeat zero modular system. KeyMod mates the handguard and the accessory with a chamfered interface that self-aligns for consistent, repeatable mounting. This self-aligning interface is the same basis for the Picatinny 1913 rail system proven in combat by the US Military since 9/11.

BCM KMR-Alpha Rail 2

The KMR uses a patented lock up system where self-locking cross bolts apply force at the 12:00 position of the handguard equally distributing force around the surface area of the rail. This also insures continuous top center alignment of the rail and mitigates forwards/backwards movement of the handguard when the weapon system is fired.

BCM KMR-Alpha Rail 1

Special Introductory SALE Pricing !

KMR-A15, $199.95

KMR-A13, $189.95

KMR-A10, $179.95

KMR-A9, $176.95

KMR-A8, $171.95

KMR-A7, $171.95

And ALL KMR-A Handguards include a FREE BCM KeyMod Sling Mount! (a $20 retail value!)

The new KMR-Alpha rail from Bravo Company USA is available for purchase now at

New!! AIM Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron .223/5.56 BCG

Posted on October 7th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’ve been looking for a Light Weight BCG you are probably very aware that they can be very expensive. Especially when you start looking at special coatings like Nickel Boron, etc. AIM Surplus just released a great looking Light Weight Nickel Boron BCG that totally breaks the rules by coming in at just 8.5 ounces (almost 28% lighter than their standard BCG) with a price tag of just $120 and Free Shipping. Light Weight BCGs are not only great for those uber light weight builds but work great for 3-Gun/Competition shooters looking to tune a gun for super light recoil and fast follow up shots. Check out this BCG for yourself at

Aim Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron NiB BCG 1

Aim Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron NiB BCG 1

Aim Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron NiB BCG 1

The requirements for assembly of our Bolt Carrier Groups are much higher than most. Before assembling the gas key to the carrier, permatex NO.3D aviation is applied to form-a-gasket around the gas hole (per MIL-SPEC). Then Grade-8 hardware is used to attach the gas key, followed by properly staking per spec. When installing the extractor to the bolt, a crane-o-ring is inserted with the spring to insure proper ejection. Then high temperature grease is applied to the gas rings before inserting the bolt into the carrier, which allows for much smoother operation. These BCGs are inspected to the highest of standards, to insure a high quality product that is 100% reliable for our customer… PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA!

–  Machined from 8620 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications

–  Machined from 9310 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Shot Peened
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances
–  MPI (Mag Particle Inspected)

Gas Key
–  Machined from 4140
–  Heat treated to military specifications

–  Machined from 4140
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Shot peened

Firing Pin
–  Machined from 8640 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances
–  Coated with .0002”-.0003” of hard chrome per MIL-STD-171

Cam Pin
–  Machined from 4340
–  Quench and temper heat treat
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances

NEW!! 16.5″ Vella Industries Trident Rail System

Posted on October 5th, 2015 by ar15news

For most AR builds, the usual 12 – 15 inch long rail system/hand guard will do just fine but there’s always that one build that you wish you could have found a bit longer rail to put on it. Unfortunately barely anybody makes rails or hand guards that are longer than 15 inches. Well, here’s one to definitely add to the list for future long barrel builds. The new Vella Industries Trident Rail System is 16.5 inches long but weights just 8 ounces (11.5 ounces with barrel nut and screws). It also has some pretty sexy looking lines with the KeyMod sections on the sides and bottom and M-LOK along the top. 

Vella Industries Trident Rail 16.5 1

Vella Industries Trident Rail 16.5 1

Vella Industries Trident Rail 16.5 1

The front end of the rail really gives it a custom look with side cutouts to allow the use of muzzle brakes without damaging the rail on 16″ builds.

Vella Industries Trident Rail 16.5 1

Vella Industries Trident Rail 16.5 1

16.5″ OAL Type III, Hard Anodized Black 6061 Aluminum weighing in at 8.0 oz Rail Weight 11.5 oz with Barrel Nut and Screws 15 Keymod Mount Points at 3, 6 & 9 o’clock Magpul M-Lok at 12 o’clock 10-32 holes on top front/rear of the rail to mount Sling Studs and future accessories. Included anti-rotational QD hole Includes Barrel Nut, Screws and Includes Optional Shims for spacing Installation Instructions Included Made in USA 1.52″ OD 1.35″ ID (Will not fit most suppressors and standard size flash cans.) *Magpul® and M-Lok™ are trademarks of Magpul Industries Corp

Available for purchase now at

NEW!! Forged GI Lower from V SEVEN

Posted on October 5th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’re looking for a high quality forged lower for your next build, this Forged GI Lower from V SEVEN might be one to take a look at. They’ve made some weight saving cuts to the receiver in areas that do not effect its strength so its a bit lighter than a normal AR-15 lower but not by much. Those cuts do give it a really nice look though and the extra KG2400 black armor they apply over the anodizing should help it look good for a bit longer too. They are offering a special introductory price as well. Check out the new V7 lower and a bunch of other awesome light weight products at 

V7 Forged Lower 1

V7 Forged Lower 3

V7 Forged Lower 3

V7 Forged Lower 3


To celebrate the release of our first lower receiver, we’re offering an introductory sale price of $129 until Oct. 31st.

***Sale Price $129***

Introductory offer on all lower purchases until Oct. 31st.





V SEVEN recommends all PINS, SPRINGS, SCREWS, & COMPONENTS to be installed with a quality lubricating oil/grease.

Over the weekend, my friends Jody Lewis and Steve Coulston, made a trip out to Illinois for the 2nd annual Bullpup Shoot. Jody was nice enough to send me some pics and details for a sneak peek of the new “Transformer” rail coming out soon from Manticore Arms that takes the guess work out of “Do I want a KeyMod rail, M-LOK rail or something else?”. 

Instead of deciding on a specific rail and having to decide what type of attachment method you want, the new Manticore Arms Transformer rail lets you swap in different panels. The different panels can have KeyMod slots, M-LOK slots, a smooth texture, grippy texture, etc. and are held in place with screws.

Manticore Arms Transformer Rail 1

You can also mix and match the panels. So lets say you have an M-LOK light mount but your vertical forward grip is KeyMod. Simply replace the corresponding panels and install the accessories that work best for you. If at the moment you don’t have any KeyMod or M-LOK accessories but want to get some down the road, install the textured panels and then add in the required panels once you purchase the accessories. 

Manticore Arms Transformer Rail 1

Manticore Arms Transformer Rail 1

Aside from being able to swap out these panels, the Transformer rail looks great too. It has a patent pending barrel nut, anti rotation tabs and a cool looking 12 o’clock run that has a little bit of rail space at the front and rear of the rail. It is also pretty light weight at 7.4 ounces for a 13″ rail.

Manticore Arms Transformer Rail 1

From what I hear, the Transformer rail will be available within the next 60 days with an MSRP around $249. More details coming soon so keep an eye on the Manticore Facebook page.


Photos by Jody Lewis. He is a professional photographer based in the PNW who has articles published on many of the popular websites including RECOIL-WEB and Guns & Tactics Magazine. You can follow him on his page XFIREPIX on Facebook.



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