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An Updated Look At The Battle Arms Sub 4-Pound AR Project

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by ar15news

A while back I showed you guys a sneak peek at the OIP Lightweight (sub 4-pound) rifle that Battle Arms Development has been working on. At that time the OIP Rifle was in the very early prototype stages but just yesterday Battle Arms Development release a picture of Upper, Lower and Butt Stock that will be used on the new OIP Lightweight Rifle. The OIP Lightweight Rifle will be sold exclusively through Bentwood Gunsmithing. Battle Arms Development will be offering a slightly different version of the Lightweight Components for us DIY AR builders. For instance, according to Battle Arms Development, the Battle Arms version of the lower will have solid sides in the mag well but the recess pockets will be there. You can see the photo and details below. For more information regarding this new project be sure to follow the Battle Arms Development Facebook page

Battle Arms Development OIP Lightweight Rifle Components

Another sneak peek at the OIP Lightweight Upper, Lower, and Butt Stock in a special natural Type III hard anodize color. There are some natural fades from the anodizing process. The color also changes pending on the lighting condition and viewing angle from bronze to FDE to OD Green, Grey, etc. I think we will name it the Chameleon. Bentwood Gunsmithing is going to keep all the finish natural (no dyes) for the raw look.

NEW!! Battle Arms Development Titanium Enhanced Pin Set

Posted on September 3rd, 2014 by ar15news

Battle Arms Development Enhanced Pin Set (BAD-EPS) just got better! Now available in natural machine finished Grade 5 Titanium (BAD-EPS-Ti) it is approximately half the weight of the steel BAD-EPS. The BAD-EPS-Ti is perfect for those looking for a lightweight build, competition, or simply seeking the raw titanium finish appeal. Each BAD-EPS-Ti (Enhanced Pin Set – Titanium) set consists of one BAD-ETP-Ti (Enhanced Takedown Pin – Titainum), one EPP (Enhanced Pivot Pin – Titainum), two springs, and two detents. Precison CNC machined from Grade 5 Titanium.

Battle Arms Development Titanium EPS 1 copy

Battle Arms Development Titanium EPS 3 copy

The BAD-EPS-Ti have the following improvements and features:
– AR15 Compatible
– Patent Pending Pivot Pin & Takedown Pin Head Designs
– Low Profile Pin Heads
– Ambidextrous Safety Compatible
– Extended Pin Tips (+0.030″ over mil-spec)
– Bullet Tip Guide
– Patent Pending EZ Guide Channel

Purchase at an introductory price of $29.95 with FREE SHIPPING now at www.Revolvr.com.

556 Tactical SKR (Stryke KeyMod Rail) Sale

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends over at 556 Tactical are having a sale on their SKR (Stryke KeyMod Rail). Recently I had the opportunity to shoot some photos of these rails and they are sweet. 556 Tactical and PWS partnered up together on this rail and gave it the awesome angled cut at the end to go along with the other rails that 556 Tactical has in their lineup. Out of all of them, this is probably my favorite. The SKR is available in both a 12.1″ and 15″ length and both models are on sale for a limited time. If you’ve been looking for a high quality rail system for your new build or just want to upgrade an older rifle, this is a great option. Check them out for yourself at www.556Tactical.com.

556 Tactical SKR Rail Sale 1

556 Tactical SKR Rail Sale 1

NEW!! Rainier Arms MTG (Modified Trigger Guard)

Posted on August 2nd, 2014 by ar15news

A few days ago Rainier Arms released their new MTG which stands for Modified Trigger Guard. The MTG is a direct replacement for your standard AR-15 trigger guard with some pretty awesome upgrades. First and Foremost, the MTG does not require the use of roll pins to install it like a standard trigger guard does. Both the front and rear holes of the MTG are tapped and use the supplied screws to hold it in place. Its also curved to allow more room inside the trigger area to accommodate for the use of gloves. and has a unique cutout design that just looks cool. The first run of these sold out within minutes but they just got some more in-stocck and are available for sale again in Black, FDE and 3Gun Red. At just $18.95 shipped its hard to pass these up.

Rainier Arms MTG 1Rainier Arms MTG 2

Rainier Arms MTG 2

Rainier Arms MTG 2

Rainier Arms is known for constantly pushing the envelope on product development. The MTG™ is no exception and another perfect example of striving for perfection. The lines are beautiful and flows and blends perfectly with AR15 forged lowers. The added space in the trigger pocket allows better weapons manipulation while wearing gloves. The chamfered edges towards the rear of the MTG™ adds a great deal of comfort to the resting finger as it rides on the pistol grip. The tapped installation holes with the supplied setscrews allow for easy installation. As well as the designed cutout in the center of the MTG™ which adds additional beauty to this extremely functional trigger guard. Currently offered in Anodized Black, Cerakoted Dark Earth, Rainier Concrete (sold out) & 3Gun Red.

Purchase a Rainier Arms MTG  –  Black
Purchase a Rainier Arms MTG  –  FDE
Purchase a Rainier Arms MTG  –  3Gun RED

NEW!! San Tan Tactical Billet Upper – Introductory Offer

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by ar15news

I’ve owned a San Tan Tactical STT-15 billet lower for quite a while now and it is one of my favorite lowers I’ve ever owned. It features full ambi controls including a built in ambi mag release and looks awesome but its always been missing one thing…a San Tan Tactical billet upper! When San Tan Tactical announced they were designing a lightweight billet upper, everyone knew it was going to be a thing of beauty. Just today they officially released the first run of billet uppers and the machining and lightening cuts look amazing. It is machined to match perfectly with a San Tan Tactical billet lower but will look fantastic with any other mil spec dimension lower as well. This first run of uppers are being offered at a special introductory price as well at just $184.95 with FREE SHIPPING.

San Tan Tactical Bilet Upper 4 San Tan Tactical Bilet Upper 4San Tan Tactical Bilet Upper 4San Tan Tactical Bilet Upper 4

There are many different AR-15 upper receivers on the market today. When designing this one there were a few features that were addressed. It was created lighter, stronger, and all while looking good doing it. One distinguishing characteristic is the truss pockets. The truss design acts similar to a bridge that carries and distributes the stress across the entire platform verses putting all of the stress on the material right behind the threads of the receiver. It also in turn helps improve your accuracy. The new STT receiver also comes in at only 8.2 ounces. That’s lighter than some slick side uppers!

• Single billet 7075 -T651 aerospace grade aluminum
• Fully Assembled with forward assist
• Machined in T markings
• Interfaces with all AR15/M16/M4 weapons systems
• Mil Spec Type III class II hard coat anodized Black
• Only 8.9 Ounces
• Backed by STT’s unmatched lifetime warranty.
• Made in the USA! Small Made in USA flag

The first run of San Tan Tactical billet uppers are only available at www.REVOLVR.com.

You can purchase a matching billet lower for yourself new San Tan Tactical billet upper at www.SanTanTactical.com.

Special thanks to my buddy UWone77 for the photos of the upper. He gets his hands on stuff faster than anybody I know.

NEW!! ERGO Grips UltraLight Z KeyMod Drop-In Rail

Posted on July 29th, 2014 by ar15news

Have you been wanting to upgrade the plastic “Glacier Guard” hand guards on your AR but don’t want to add a bunch of weight and don’t want to go with another plastic hand guard? ERGO Grips might have the perfect solution for you. They just introduced their new UltraLight Z KeyMod Drop-In rail. It is a 2-piece design that mounts in place of the standard hand guards without any disassembly. The new UltraLight Z KeyMod rail is machined from 6-series Aluminum and comes in a full size model as well as a slim model that doesn’t sit as low below the barrel. You’ll find KeyMod slots at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock and a full picatinny section at 12 0’clock. The UltraLight part of the name comes from the 5.6 ounce weight which is lighter than say a Magpul MOE carbine length handguard which is polymer. These are available for purchase now in Matte Black (hard coat anodized) or in Dark Earth or OD Cerakote. Purchase at the links below.

Ergo Grips UltraLight Z KeyMod Drop-in Rail 1

FULL SIZE – ERGO Grips UltraLight Z KeyMod Rail

Ergo Grips UltraLight Z KeyMod Drop-in Rail 3

Ergo Grips UltraLight Z KeyMod Drop-in Rail 3

SLIM SIZE – ERGO Grips UltraLight Z KeyMod Rail

Ergo Grips Slim UltraLight Z KeyMod Drop-in Rail 1

Ergo Grips Slim UltraLight Z KeyMod Drop-in Rail 1

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.

620 556 Tactical SKR 12 and 15 Inch 1

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/

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