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Right now the AR market is kind of in a slump which sucks for retailers and manufactures but it is kind of awesome for us AR builders. This forces the manufacturers and retailers to bring out new products on a regular basis and those products have to offer more bang for the buck than when the market is at its peak. Case in point are these new QPQ barrels from AIM Surplus. All 3 of the barrels come with a QPQ finish for durability and corrosion resistance AND they include a low profile gas block that has already been drilled and pinned to the barrel which is the best way to make sure you’ve got a bomb proof setup. These are averrable in three different lengths which are 11.5″ Carbine, 16″ Mid and 18″ SPR Rifle and start at just $139.95. Check out the details below.

AIM Surplus QPQ AR Barrels

We are proud to introduce our 5.56 chambered AR Barrels. They are machined from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium steel with a QPQ Corrosion Resistant Finish and QPQ coated M4 feed ramp extension. They ship with a .750 IN. Low Profile gas block that is pinned and set screwed to the barrel. We are having these barrels manufactured to our exacting standards, we can offer you the customer a quality military grade product at a reasonable price. An incredible value. Made in America!

AIM .223/5.56 QPQ 11.5IN. CARBINE LENGTH AR Barrel w/ Gas Block Specifications:
– Length: 11.5 IN.
– Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
– Profile: Government
– Finish: QPQ Corrosion Resistant
– Gas System Length: CARBINE Length
– Gas Block Journal: .750 INCH
– Twist Rate: 1:7 inches
– Muzzle: 1/2×28 Threaded
– Weight: 1.3 lbs (Includes Gas Block)

AIM .223/5.56 QPQ 16IN. MID-LENGTH AR Barrel w/ Gas Block Specifications:
– Length: 16 IN.
– Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
– Profile: Government
– Finish: QPQ Corrosion Resistant
– Gas System Length: Mid-Length
– Gas Block Journal: .750 INCH
– Twist Rate: 1:7 inches
– Muzzle: 1/2×28 Threaded
– Weight: 1.8 lbs (Includes Gas Block)

AIM .223/5.56 QPQ 18IN. SPR RIFLE LENGTH AR Barrel w/ Gas Block Specifications:
– Length: 18 IN.
– Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
– Profile: SPR
– Finish: QPQ Corrosion Resistant
– Gas System Length: RIFLE Length
– Gas Block Journal: .750 INCH
– Twist Rate: 1:7 inches
– Muzzle: 1/2×28 Threaded
– Weight: 2.6 lbs (Includes Gas Block)

Purchase at: http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?groupid=8453

Faxon Firearms has really been branching out lately into new arenas but this one came as a surprise. The new Faxon Firearms AR9 BCG is for the super popular Pistol Caliber Carbines. Instead of choosing between Glock mag compatible or COLT mag compatible design, Faxon made this one so it will work with both. They’ve also made it a one piece design so the key is machined in instead of bolted on, it has a full auto carrier shape and a Black Nitride finish. 

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We just can’t help not accepting the status quo. Bolt carrier groups are available aplenty, but few could meet our exacting standards for performance and value. Seeing current offerings as just the starting point, we set out to ensure the best options are available for our demanding customers.

Improvements include cuts to ensure both Glock and Colt-style lower receiver compatibility. The key is machined directly into the bolt carrier – no fasteners to check or worry about. Finally, we keep the full-auto compatibility for use with new binary-style trigger systems.

DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS:

Carrier & Integrated Key:
– Compatibility: GLOCK & COLT – Style Lower Receivers
– Carrier: MIL-SPEC 8620 Steel Material
– Key: One-Piece Integrated Key
– Fully Heat Treated
– Forward Assist Serrations
– M16 (FULL-AUTO) Compatible
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

The new Faxon Firearms AR9 Glock & Colt lower compatible BCG is 1-2 weeks out but you can pre-order yours by emailing pat@faxonfirearms.com. More pictures and pricing available at www.FaxonFirearms.com.

Rebel Arms has both of their awesome looking AR-15 BCGs on sale right now. They offer both a standard M16 style BCG and an Enhanced BCG, both featuring a Black Nitride finish and Rebel Arms “REBEL” logo. Below you’ll find a picture details on the two different BCGs. Not sure how you could go wrong, both look like great BCGs and Black Nitride is my preferred BCG finish.

Rebel Arms BCGs

M16 Nitride BCG: Priced at: $155.99 Sale price of: $136.99
Our high quality Nitride Bolt Carrier Group features the newest revolution in coating. Unlike phoshpated or parkerizing, this bolt carrier has a black nitrided surface that reduces the need to apply oil to the carrier that can attract dirt, dust, unburned powder, and carbon and lead to cycling failures.

The nitriding process creates an ultra-low friction coefficient to the surface. When you feel the surface of the carrier you will notice that it is much smoother to the touch than a standard bolt carrier.  It also means less heat generated by metal on metal contact and also provides for easier cleaning.

The process hardens the steel as well, which makes this carrier have an increased resistance to wear thereby increasing the life of of the component and increases the amount of shots you can run over the life of it. The Gas Key comes already side-staked properly to the carrier.

Carrier:
– 8620 Carrier
– 9310 heat Treated MPI Bolt
– Heat Treated
– Case Hardened
– Black Nitride Finish
– High Lubricity

Enhanced Nitride M16 BCG: Priced at: $181.99 Sale price of: $159.99
The enhanced bolt carrier is designed to reduce carrier tilt/cant during recoil and increasing reliability by strategically relocating key bearing surfaces. The enhanced carrier has fewer points of contact resulting in less friction area and the slight increase in carrier mass extends dwell time and ensures proper gas pressures for reliable extraction.
– Material: Case Hardened 8620 Steel
– Finish: Black Nitride. This advanced low friction coating minimizes the need for lubricants.
– Gas key: 4130 Steel, attached with Grade 8 hardware and properly staked into a milled “valley” to ensure proper positioning
– Ejection port area is milled with added material for more strength and rigidity
– Cam Pin: Hardened 4340 cam pin
– Firing Pin: Mil Spec firing pin made of 8740 steel, center-less ground and Hard Chrome coated

Bolt Assembly: The Bolt is “True” Mil Spec dimension and external surfaces are CNC ground after heat treat for a precision fit.
– Material: Case Hardened 9310 Steel.
– Finish: All Bolt components Shot Peened & Manganese Phosphate or Black Nitride
– Extractor: 4340 Steel, Manganese Phosphate coated
– Mil Spec Extractor Spring & O-Ring Combination
– MPI: Magnetic Particle Inspected
– HPT: High Pressure Test

Right on the heels of releasing their new MOD2 handguards, Cross Machine Tool is now introducing their new ZCOMP LINEAR muzzle device. The ZCOMP-L will be available in .22, .30 and 9mm models with a Black Nitride finish. It also features the new signature ZCOMP “Z” patterned fluting and porting. It is also full auto rated and a 1.187″ outside diameter meaning it will tuck under most rails out there. Check out the images below showing the ZCOMP-L from drawing to finished product.

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Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device 1

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Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device 1

Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device 1

The new Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L linear comp should be available at an introductory price through Rainier Arms in the first week of January 2017. 

If you’re in the market for muzzle devices, billet receivers, red dot sight mounts, etc, head on over to www.CMTTAC.com and check out all that Cross Machine Tool has to offer.

**Press Release**

Manufactured to the highest quality standards and featuring a patent pending design, the MECHFORCE Enforcer Muzzle Brake offers advanced muzzle gas management that reduce recoil and muzzle rise. Its unique shape is a creation from a collaboration project joined by professional industrial designer, mechanical engineer and material metallurgist. Full finite element analysis and extensive field testing have been done on the finalized geometry to fine tune gas ejection ports to the best of minimizing recoil and muzzle rise. The unique cone shape design is the first of kind to be used on the muzzle brakes that can project waste shock wave and sound wave to the front and side ways, therefore minimizing the noise level received by the shooter.

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Enforcer Muzzle Brake’s internal and external surfaces are black-nitrided to increase surface hardness and form corrosion protection barrier. Thread and center bore are machined in one operation to ensure the absolute dead on centric GD&T requirements. The complex geometry is made possible by high precision 5-axis CNC machine center.

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SPECIFICATIONS:

Caliber: 5.56X45mm / .223
Material: Proprietary Heat Treated Milspec Steel
Finish: Black Nitride
Dimensions: L: 2.480”, W: 0.950”, H: 0.750”
Weight: 3.6oz
Thread: 1/2-28 UNEF R/H

Caliber: .308 / 7.62mm
Material: Proprietary Heat Treated Milspec Steel
Finish: Black Nitride
Color: Black
Dimensions: L: 2.642”, W: 1.053”, H: 0.828”
Weight: 4.2oz
Thread: 5/8-24 TPI R/H

Available now at www.Mechforce-USA.com.

Sometimes the simpler the better and that appears to be the case with the new Wilson Combat Q-Comp. Usually when you hear the name “Wilson Combat” you instantly think of their $2,500 rifles or $3,500+ handguns but in their Q-Comp throws all that aside and not only is a simple product but a very effective and affordable one too. 

The Wilson Combat Q-Comp has been designed by our compensator experts to greatly enhance recoil control in rapid fire without the harsh blast and flash that other AR-15 muzzle devices exhibit.

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The Q-Comp is a hybrid AR-15 brake/compensator that has been tuned to minimize side-blast and concussion compared to other muzzle devices on the market. This exclusive Wilson Combat design displays almost zero muzzle flash yet retains excellent vertical and rearward recoil reduction with all calibers.

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The slotted expansion chamber design of the Q-Comp has no prongs or tines to break off or snag and is Melonite QPQ coated alloy steel for maximum durability and corrosion resistance. The Q-Comp is easily installed on your AR rifle using the included crush washer.

“We have met our goal of development with the Q-Comp design with exceptional recoil control without the excess noise, flash and concussion common to most rifle muzzle brake designs. The Q-Comp will really enhance your tactical rifle shooting experience.”-Bill Wilson, President of Wilson Combat. 

The Wilson Combat Q-Comp is available for purchase now at www.ShopWilsonCombat.com

Cross Machine Tool just released their new CFC ZCOMP muzzle device and are offering it at an outstanding introductory price this week only. The CFC ZCOMP will help reduce muzzle rise, flash and felt recoil while looking pretty sweet too. Check out the details below. Get the ZCOMP at an intro price of $75 at www.CMTTAC.com.

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The CFC 556 (Combat Flash Compensator) A.K.A. the ZCOMP™ is a Hybrid muzzle device.The CFC 556 is designed to reduce and distort visible muzzle flash, reduce muzzle rise & mitigate felt recoil. Function of the CFC 556 muzzle device is equaled by the exceptional visible manufacturing quality & appearance of the muzzle device.

FEATURES
–  Manufactured from 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
–  QPQ Nitride finished for durability & corrsion protection-standard
–  1/2 28 RH ID threads
–  .632″ max diameter
–  Surface Hardness-68RC Substrate Hardness-30 RC (QPQ SS only)
–  Weight- 2.2 ozs
–  Caliber- 5.56mm / .223 Remington only
–  Rating- Full Auto
–  Zero porting on bottom side to reduce ground signature when fired from the prone position
–  Zero porting on the top side center to reduce flash sight obstruction through optics/sights
–  Large combustion chamber with ports on each side to aid flash distortion
–  Aggressivley Textured front inner tang surfaces to aid flash distortion
–  Outer tang styling cuts to match our Trademark magwell cuts on the UHP15 series lower receivers
–  3 forward ports between the tangs to aid flash distortion
–  Pre-drilled for pinning to 14.5″ barrel to legal length (pin included)
–  Crush washer included (not for suppressor use)
–  Made in the USA

www.CMTTAC.com

SLR Rifleworks is probably most known for their rails and gas blocks but they actually have a huge lineup of muzzle brakes as well. Today they introduced another muzzle device to the family called the SR22 5.56 Single Port Brake. The SR22 5.56 Single Port Brake is just a nicely done muzzle brake with a single port which the name kind of already told you. 🙂 It is made of 416R Stainless Steel with a Melonite finish and is threaded for 1/2×28 barrels. The new SR22 5.56 single port brake should be up on the SLR Rifleworks website literally any minute now. 

www.SLRRifleworks.com

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I’ve seen a lot of “random” price bumps lately one products including BCGs, magazines, etc. so any time I can I try to support companies that are trying to keep pricing normal even during times where stuff is moving a lot faster than it has been. My friends at Cross Machine Tool didn’t tell me this but I just saw that they got a restock on their very nice M16 BCGs in Phosphate, Nitride and Nickel Boron finishes. On top of offering them at a great price they are also offering Free Shipping. Not sure how long these will be in-stock so hurry up and snag one for your next build.

Cross Machine Tool Phosphate M16 BCG – $119.50 w/Free Shipping

Cross Machin Tool Phosphate M16 BCG

Cross Machine Tool NITRIDE M16 BCG – $129.50 w/Free Shipping

Cross Machine Tool NITRIDE M16 BCG

Cross Machine Tool Nickel Boron NiB M16 BCG – $139.50 w/Free Shipping

Cross Machine Tool NiB BCG

One of the hottest segments of the gun industry right now is the 9mm AR platform. As a business, if you’re not paying attention to what your customers want, you are missing out. Today, Faxon Firearms announced they have added 4 new 9mm barrels to their already very impressive lineup of barrels. The new barrels will be available in 4.5″, 8.5″, 10.5″ and 16″ lengths with the following specs.

– 4150 CMV
– Button Rifled
– 9mm SAMMI Spec
– 1:10 Twist
– 1/2-28 TPI
– QPQ Nitride

Faxon Firearms QPQ 9mm barrels

Faxon Firearms barrels are some of the best bang-for-your-buck values out there and the new 9mm barrel offerings stay true to that with a price range of just $109-139. If you’re building a new 9mm AR you now have another worthy contender to consider for barrel options. You can view all of the new Faxon Firearms 9mm barrels at www.FaxonFirearms.com.

The KAK Industry Memorial Day sale starts now. Save 15% site wide by using the code “thanks” at checkout. This sale is not retroactive, one use per customer and valid for in-stock items only. Get in on the deal at www.kakindustry.com.

KAK Industry Memorial Day SaleKAK Industry Shockwave Buffer Tube and 10.5″ Melonite Barrel shown.

**The sale expires monday at midnight. Does not apply to volume discounts, your order will be canceled and refunded.**

 

This week I’ll be posting some Memorial Day Sales that come into my inbox. I personally don’t mind sharing Memorial Day Sales that are running all week but I refuse to share them on Memorial Day as that is a day or remembrance of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. 

PSA just announced the beginning of some of their Memorial Day Sales. PSA in the past has had a lackluster reputation because of longer shipping times but if you read their most recent reviews that is an area they have really worked on and I’ve personally bought stuff and been plenty happy with the service. The deals are well worth the wait anyways. One of the first deals they announced is a 16″ Mid Length 5.56 NATO 1:7 Melonite MOE Rifle Kit.  

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Barrel: 16″ barrel length Chambered in 5.56 NATO, with a 1:7 twist, M4 barrel extension, and a mid-length gas system. The A2-style profile barrel is melonite finished for durability. Barrel is finished off with an .750″ diameter F-marked front sight base with sling swivel, Magpul MOE Black Handguards and an A2 flash hider.

Upper: Forged 7075-T6 A3 AR upper is hard coat anodized black for durability. Featuring M4 feedramp cuts, T-marks, these upper upper receivers are made for us right here in the USA.

Bolt Carrier Group: For AR15 and M16 rifles and carbines. Bolt is made of shot-peened, Mil-spec Carpenter 158® steel. Gas key is secured with grade 8 fasteners and staked. Bolt carrier is parkerized outside and chrome lined inside. Includes Charging Handle.

Lower Build Kit: Includes the PSA MOE Lower Build Kit

Memorial Day Price:  $419.99 with FREE SHIPPING

This thing is just $420 and qualifies for Free Shipping through Memorial Day or until they are out of stock. Add in a stripped lower and you’re looking at a Sub-$500 AR build with very good quality components including Magpul furniture and a Melonite barrel. Here is the direct link to this kit.  http://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-16-midlength-5-56-nato-1-7-socom-melonite-moe-rifle-kit-7780444.html

If you are on an even tighter budget, they do have a PTAC build kit for about $70 less but it doesn’t have any Magpul stuff, no Melonite barrel and although the reviews are 5 Stars I have heard some issues quality wise regarding the PTAC parts. I would personally recommend the kit at the link above. 

Also, I know some will assume I get paid for articles like this but I don’t. I do not know a single person at PSA and almost never write about their deals because they only last for one day.  This post is simply telling you guys about a good deal I ran across. Just putting it all out there. 🙂

Griffin Armament continues to pump out the new products on a consistent basis. After the recent release of their new Griffin Armament AR Furniture Kit, Griffin Armament has just introduced their new PRIMO Gas Block. Its easy to underestimate the importance of a good gas block. The PRIMO Gas Block is an ultra high quality gas block with the ability to use the included set screws or you can go one step further and pin the gas block to the barrel for an bomb proof setup. Its also decently affordable so you don’t have to spend a ton more for a quality product.

Griffin Armament PRIMO Gas Block

The PRIMO Gas Block™ is a low profile billet machined, .750” ID block, made from 416R crucible alloy steel. The gas block has two provisions for mounting, set screws and / or pinning. The included splined pin allows qualified gunsmiths and experienced builders the option of having a military style secured gas block. A 1/8” carbide drill bit and three ton press are recommended for pinning. Knurl grip cup pointed fasteners ensure a secure attachment to host barrel.

–  416R Crucible Alloy
–  QPQ Nitride finish
–  .750″ gas block diameter compatible
–  low profile design
–  included splined pin
–  Knurl grip – cup pointed fasteners
–  inlcuded hex key
–  Included gas tube roll pin
–  Pre-drilled for ease of barrel pin installation

The new Griffin Armament PRIMO Gas Block has an MSRP of just $54.95 and is available now at www.GriffinArmament.com.

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

BCI Defenses is releasing their newest rifle called “The American”. This rifle is a great platform to run as is or start adding your own bits and pieces such as Stock and Grip as funds allow. Each one comes with quality mil spec components, a 16″ Nitride Barrel, BCI Defense 9″ free float handguard, ALG Defense QMS Trigger and and oversized trigger guard with an MSRP of just $825. Check out the complete press release and picture below.

BCI Defense is proud to offer The American. This rifle features many benefits that other rifles in its category does not. As the “True Manufacturer” BCI Defense is proud to offer another rifle where the major components of this rifle are made in-house, ensuring the highest quality and consistency to the end user. Manufactured in-house components would include: Upper Receiver w/Dry Lube, Lower Receiver, Buffer Tube w/Dry Lube, Charging Handle and finally their own 9” Free Float Handguard. With an MSRP of $825.00 this rifle has sparked a lot of interest with Distributors, Dealers and Consumers.

BCI Defense The American Rifle

The American Specs:
– BCI Defenses’ own Upper & Lower Receiver, Buffer Tube, Charging Handle and 9” Free Float Handguard.
– Upper, Lower and Buffer Tube Manufactured from 7075 T6 Aluminum
– Type III Class II Anodizing
– ALG Defense QMS Trigger
– M4 Profile 16” 1:7 Twist Nitride Barrel
– 6 Position Stock w/QD Socket
– Oversized Trigger Guard

Shipment to Dealers and Distributors will begin the week of May 2, 2016.  

Please visit www.BCIDefense.com for more information or simply send an email to info@BCIDefense.com