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NEW!! Griffin Armament QD Blast Shield Muzzle Device

Posted on October 13th, 2014 by ar15news

If you’ve ever stood next to someone shooting an AR you’ve definitely felt and heard the ear drum shattering concussion with every shot. The new QD Blast Shield from Griffin Armament helps reduce this concussive force by redirecting it forward away from the shooter or those next to the shooter. The QD Blast Shield is certainly not the first of its kind but has some unique features that make it one of the best designs I’ve seen. 

Griffin Armament QD Blast Shield 1

One of the main features I really like about the QD Blast Shield is that it will work with multiple muzzle devices that Griffin Armament offers but is also compatible with the readily available A2 flash hider giving you multiple different options for the muzzle device you use under the QD Blast Shield. However, I would recommend one of the Griffin Armament QD 5.56 mounts if you really want to have a sweet setup! 

Griffin Armament QD Blast Shield 1

The QD system itself is another thing I feel Griffin Armament improved on. Instead of a screw on or ratcheting system the QD Blast Shield locks on by pressing the locking gate to the side and engaging the spring clip. To remove the QD Blast Shield you have to manually disengage the spring clip and then pull the locking gate out to the side making it virtually impossible to disengage accidentally. This is the same QD system that they use on their flagship M4SD Silencers.

Griffin Armament QD Blast Shield 1

There are plenty of nice features of the QD Blast Shield but the last one I’m going to touch on is the visually appealing aspect of it. This thing just looks awesome. The black Melonite finish and triangular shape is much different than other similar products on the market but these looks are an upgrade in function as well which you can read more about below.

 Griffin Armament QD Blast Shield 4

The QD Blast Shield was designed to offer significant concussion reduction for the end user and other team members operating in the immediate vicinity. Often team members in CQB environments experience concussion from muzzle blast that is not only deafeningly loud, but also can cause prolonged headaches that can last for days afterwards.

Especially effective on short barrels, the unique design of the QD Blast Shield directs concussive force forward while triangular gas flow pockets allow the muzzle device to retain it’s specific performance goals. Ultra strong 17-4PH stainless steel provides a robust material to withstand intense use and full auto fire without fear of failure. Fluted geometry in the triangular shield lightens the unit while providing internal front supports for the muzzle device.

Melonite QPQ surface treatment provides an extremely hard, durable, and attractive finish.

The QD mechanism is fast, positive, and free of wear prone geometry commonly found in ratcheting devices. The QD Blast Shield also comes with a shim set and overtravel stop to refit your A2 compensator for optimal use.

The Griffin QD Blast Shield is compatible with our line of QD 5.56mm mounts, Including the Flash Comp, Muzzle Brake, Compensating Flash Hider, and Tactical Compensator. It is also compatible with A2 Compensators that fall within the NATO spec blueprinted dimensions. Although many companies manufacture A2 style compensators not all of them are dimensioned properly. Not Compatible with BCM, BCE or PWS muzzle devices.

Griffin Armament has continued to pursue product development that will enhance hearing safety in tactical and shooting sport situations. The QD Blast Shield is a great product for those that would like to reduce the concussion of their muzzle devices.

You can order your QD Blast Shield from Griffin Armament at www.GriffinArmament.com.

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NEW!! B.E. Meyers 249F Flash Hider Now Melonite Coated

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by ar15news

My buddy Roy at Weapon Outfitters just posted on his Facebook page that the B.E. Meyers 249F 5.56 Flash Hider will now have a Melonite coating which is awesome as it Melonite offers great corrosion resistance and is applied inside and out of the entire piece.  The 249F is an awesome flash hider that has been used in Military/Special Operations for years now and was recently made available to civilians as well primarily through Weapon Outfitters. I have one pinned to my 13.7″ Weapon Outfitters upper (16″ OAL) and its very impressive. If you’re looking for a great Flash Hider, this would definitely be one that I would recommend.

BE Meyers 249F Flash hider

New and Improved for 2014!

After nearly 2 decades of service, and STILL a top tier flash hider according to JSOC and Vuurwapen Blog, the BE Meyers 249F is now MELONITED for superior corrosion resistance and surface hardness!

http://www.weaponoutfitters.com/be-meyers-flash-hider-for-5-56mm-weapons-1.html

Labor Day Sale – Faxon Firearms

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by ar15news

Faxon Firearms is celebrating Labor Day with FREE GROUND SHIPPING in honor of all of your hard work! Use the Coupon Code “FREESHIPLABOR” between now and Monday. The code is good for both retail customers and dealers.

Also, we have special pricing on our AR-15 5.56 7.5” 1/8 twist stainless pistol barrels. Now available for $104.99, the barrels are eligible for free shipping.

Faxon Firearms Labor Day Sale

Specifications:
• Barrel Material: 416R Stainless 
• Barrel Type: Button Rifled 
• Barrel Caliber: 5.56 NATO
• Barrel Twist: 1:8
• Barrel Length: 7.5″
• Barrel Profile: Light
• Barrel Gas System: Pistol
• Inside Finish: Stainless Steel
• Outside Finish: Stainless Steel
• Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
• Gas Block Diameter: .750″
• Gas Port Diameter: .078″
• Barrel Extension: M4
• Weight: 1.09 lbs

MAGNETIC PARTICLE INSPECTED & PROOF TESTED 

Don’t forget a matching MuzzLok® muzzle devices. We hate crush washers so we designed a system that allows quick attachment and detachment. Perfect for guys with thread-on suppressors or those travelling to restricted states.

Faxon Firearms Labor Day Sale 1

Thank you for your support and business. We will be out on Monday too, so enjoy the weekend!

-The Family at Faxon Firearms”

Labor Day Sale – BattleComp

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by ar15news

Been thinking about buying an awesome new BattleComp Tactical Compensator? Now’s the time to do it. BC is running a 15% off sale in celebration of Labor Day. No discount code needed. Just pick out an in-stock BattleComp and buy away. As you can see below, I’ve been using BattleComp’s for a few years now and recommend them anytime I can.

BattleComp Labor Day Sale 2 BattleComp Labor Day Sale 2

We are proud to help all hard-working Americans celebrate Labor Day. Please enjoy your long weekend and enjoy our 15% off sale on all in-stock BattleComps.

Our Labor Day Sale starts…RIGHT NOW and ends at midnight PDT on September 8th. And remember, all orders still come with free samples of FIREClean…while supplies last!

Start shopping now at www.BattleComp.com.

NEW!! Fortis RED 7.62 Muzzle Brake

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by ar15news

The original RED Comp from Fortis Manufacturing just found out it now has a bigger brother. Fortis announced the release of their new RED 7.62 Brake the other day. Its a 2 chambered brake that matches up perfectly to their .308 Switch rail and is being offered in both a Stainless Steel finish and a Black Nitride finish. I actually just got one of these yesterday and it looks pretty sweet, haven’t shot it yet but definitely looking forward to soon. If you have a .308, 300BLK, 6.8 SPC or any other rifle with 5/8×24 threads on the end of the barrel you might want to check out the new RED 7.62 Brake.  Details and pics below.

Fortis RED 762 Brake Stainless

Fortis RED 762 Brake Black

Our new Rapid Engagement Device, or better known as the Fortis RED™, is a brake that stays true to our brand.  We wanted to develop, engineer, and design a military grade accessory that not only functions great, but looks great also.  Tested and evaluated by people in the military and law enforcement community – then put to the test by members of the 3 gun community, we came up with this design.  Tested under harsh full auto conditions, the RED™ doesn’t disappoint.

Keep your speed and accuracy up.  Put more down range and on target.  Try out the Fortis RED™ and let us know what you think!

Features:
–  303 Stainless Steel
–  Nitride coated is 4140 Steel
–  For the .308 / 7.62
–  5/8 x 24 TPI
–  3.8 ounces
–  2.75 inches
–  Comes with a crush washer
–  Made in America Small Made in USA flag

The Fortis Mfg RED 7.62 Brake is available for purchase now at www.FortisMfg.com.

AR Pistol Build Details and Pictures

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by ar15news

I recently built a new sexy looking AR Pistol that I’ve been taking pictures of and have gotten quite a few questions about what components I used, why I set it up the way I did and how its running so far. Its been a while since I did a “Build Details” article so I figured since so many people were interested in this build I would do one on it. This article will basically be a run down of the different components as well as an explanation of why I used them if needed.

We’ve all seen some AR Pistols that have extremely short barrels/uppers. I tend to not go shorter than a 10.5″ barrel on mine as it’s short enough to make them more compact without sacrificing a ton of accuracy or velocity. This whole build started out with a mid length AERO Precision COP Upper and Forged Lower. This is the second AR I’ve built with this receiver set and I love them.

THE AR PISTOL UPPER
The Upper, as I mentioned, features an AERO Precision COP mid length upper with a Parallax Tactical TiN BCG, Magpul MBUS Pro sights and Fortis Mfg Hammer charging handle. For the optic I wanted something very small and compact so I went with the Vortex Optics RAZOR and an American Defense Mfg QD mount. The barrel is an ODIN Works 10.5″ .223 Wylde Stainless Steel barrel with a Primary Weapons CQB comp on the end. The combination of a shorter barrel and the CQB comp makes it perfect for a home defense weapon but the ODIN Works barrel definitely holds up to its reputation as a straight shooter and is absolutely capable of hitting longer range targets with ease. I’ll shoot some 100 yard groups soon and do another writeup for you guys on the accuracy of this 10.5″ AR Pistol.

AR Pistol Upper

THE AR PISTOL LOWER
The lower for this build is an AERO Precision lower that I bought as a set with the upper for this build. Both were Cerakoted Tungsten for a unique look. So far I’ve added a Battle Arms Development BAD-CASS-SA short throw selector and EPS Pins, Phase 5 Weapon Systems Winter Trigger Guard, Magpul K2 grip and an Impact Weapons Components QD End Plate sling mount. There is a new ALG Defense ACT trigger waiting for it down stairs that I need to install.

Another feature that should be standard on ALL AR Pistols is the combination of a Sig Sauer SB15 Arm Brace and an SB15 specific buffer tube such as the KAK Industry Super Sig Tube or Phase 5 Hex-2.  These buffer tubes push the SB15 further away from the receiver making the setup a bit more comfortable to shoulder (Shouldering the Sig SB15 is legal according to the ATF). For this build I installed the KAK Super Sig Tube and its awesome. You can even get an adjustment kit of rings that you slide on before installing the SB15 to adjust how far back it sits.

You also might notice the MagPod on the magazine. These will be available for purchase very soon!

AR Pistol Lower

THE BUSINESS END
The part I get questions about the most is the business end of the upper. Most people seem to really like this setup so here is a pretty detailed look at it. One of the other reasons I like muzzle devices like the CQB comp is that you can put a light right up to the end of the muzzle and not worry so much about it getting damaged in the blast of the rifle or coated in carbon. My setup consists of a Magpul AFG and a Haley Strategic Partners Thorntail Offset Mount with an INFORCE WML mounted on it. The Thorntail Offset Mount is made by Impact Weapons Components for HSP and is an awesome mount for the WML. It has four slots to mount the WML on and can even be mounted cantilevered like mine is.

IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1

As you can see the WML is pushed out almost to the tip of the muzzle. Pushing it further forward not only reduces shadowing in the light beam but also gives you a lot more real-estate to put your hand on a shorter rail. 

IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1

The next few pictures will show you a detailed look at the complete setup and hand position. While using the AFG I like to put my thumb on top of the rail for a solid grip. To activate the light, all you need to do is slide your thumb to the left and the activation button is right there. This is a very effective and comfortable setup.

IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1

If you like this light setup and want to put it on your rifle or pistol build, I would recommend checking out www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. They have the HSP Thorntail Offset Mount, Magpul AFG grip and INFORCE WML light all in-stock. Plus, if you use the discount code “ar15news” at checkout you’ll save 5% off your entire order. 

This is definitely my favorite AR Pistol build to date. After a few hundred rounds so far I can tell you it runs like a champ and is absolutely a blast to shoot. The bolt holds open on empty mag, no Failure to Eject, no Failure to Feed, etc. Just an all around accurate AR Pistol that I would not hesitate to grab when my life depended on it. 

IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1 IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1

LINKS
AERO Precision
ALG Defense
American Defense Mfg
Battle Arms Development
Fortis Manufacturing
Impact Weapons Components
INFORCE

KAK Industry
Magpul
ODIN Works
Parallax Tactical
Phase 5 Weapon Systems
Primary Weapons Systems
Sig Sauer
Vortex Optics

FREE Bravo Company BCG and BCM COMP with Purchase of Upper

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by ar15news

Not sure how long this has been going on but my buddy Richard just gave me a heads up that BCM (Bravo Company Mfg) has some pretty sweet incentives to buy a BCM Upper. As many of you are already aware, BCM make some of the most sought after rifles and uppers out there. However, the market is slow right now and lots of companies are getting creative to bring prospective buyers their way. Usually BCM uppers do not include a BCG or Charging Handle. Typically that is an extra couple hundred dollars that you have to spend but right now, ALL BCM uppers are on sale and will come with a FREE BCM M16 BCG. However, the sweet spot in the lineup is the 16″ uppers which will also come with an additional FREE upgrade to a BCM MOD 0 Compensator. Basically all you need to do is add a charging handle and you’re all set. With over 100 different upper options all on sale, take your pick over at www.BravoCompanyUSA.com.

BCM-URG-MID-16-KMR13-2BCM BCG M16 BCM Mod 0 Comp

BCM-URG-12-KMR10

NEW!! Fortis Mfg .308 RED Muzzle Brake

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by ar15news

Fortis Manufacturing, best known for their REV rail, has been very busy lately making awesome AR-15 accessories such as Aimpoint Mounts, Vertical Grips and Muzzle Devices. They have now introduced the .308 (7.62) version of their popular RED (Rapid Engagement Device) muzzle brake. It does look quite a bit different than the original 5.56 RED but has the same type of performance that you expect from Fortis Mfg. Take a look at the pics below. The .308 RED is now available for purchase through REVOLVR.com for just $59.95 and will be soon be available through FortisMfg.com.

Fortis 308 RED 2

Fortis 308 RED 2

Fortis 308 RED 2

The new Rapid Engagement Device, or better known as the Fortis RED™ 308 version, is a brake that stays true to our brand. Fortis wanted to develop, engineer, and design a military grade accessory that not only functions great, but looks great also. Tested and evaluated by people in the military and law enforcement community – then put to the test by members of the 3 gun community, we came up with this design. Tested under harsh full auto conditions, the RED™ doesn’t disappoint. Keep your speed and accuracy up. Put more down range and on target. Try out the Fortis RED™ 308 and let them know what you think! Features: 303 Stainless Steel, For the .308 / 7.62, 5/8 x 24 TPI, Comes with a crush washer, 3.8 ounces, 2.75 inches, Made in America.

http://www.revolvr.com/new-fortis-compensator-redtm-308.html

NEW!! Noveske KX5 Now Available In 7.62 (5/8×24 TPI)

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by ar15news

The Noveske KX3, also commonly known as the Flaming Pig, has been an extremely popular muzzle device for a while now. The only downside was you couldn’t fit it underneath the Noveske NSR rail system or many other rail system. After I’m sure thousands of requests to make a slimmer version, Noveske unveiled the new KX5. The KX5 will now fit under most rail systems including the Noveske NSR. At first they KX5 was only available in 5.56 but we knew the 7.62 version was coming. Just yesterday Noveske added the 7.62 KX5’s to the website so you can now snag a few for yourself. If you’ve been waiting for a 7.62 KX5, be sure to jump on these now while they’re in-stock at www.ShopNoveske.com.

Noveske KX5 762 

LanTac 7.62 Dragon and 7.62 Drakon Super Slow Motion Video

Posted on July 15th, 2014 by ar15news

LanTac USA, makers of the awesome Dragon muzzle brake have released their new promo video for the 7.62 Dragon and 7.62 Drakon brakes. The 7.62 Dragon is threaded for use on AR’s while the Drakon is threaded for use on the 7.62 AK platform. The video consists of some absolutely beautiful super slow motion shots that really show just how well the LanTac Dragon works. It’s pretty amazing actually. Read the press release and watch the video below.

Introducing the New LanTac 7.62 / .308 caliber Muzzle Brake and Drakon Brake for AK47 rifles.

With its unique Patent Pending design the LanTac Dragon delivers hugely efficient recoil and muzzle rise control. Our new video features three7.62 rifles in 7.62X51mm (.308), 7.62X39mm (Russian Short) & 7.62X35mm (300 Blackout) calibers being shot semi and full auto.

No Rigs or Jigs were used in the filming of this video, the only thing holding the rifle was the shooter.

Ammunition used: 7.62X51mm (.308) PPU 145Gr FMJ 7.62X39 (Russian Short) PPU 123Gr FMJ 7.62X35mm (300 Blackout) Hornady 208Gr A-MAX (300 Whisper) Together with Handloaded 220Gr SMK, 9.8 Grains H110 powder.

Full Rifle Specs: 7.62X51mm (.308) DPMS 16” Barrel AP4 Rifle. Samson Manufacturing 15” AR10 Evo Handguard. Magpul PRS Stock. Magpul 20Rnd 20LR PMAG. Magpul MOE+ Grip. LANTAC DGN762B Muzzle Brake. Elcan Specter 1.5-6X DR Scope. Trijicon RMR 06 45 degree backup red dot sight. Troy Front and Rear Folding Battle Sights. Harris 6-9 Swivel Bipod. LaRue LT130 Bipod Mount. Battle Arms Ambi Selector.

7.62X39mm (Russian Short) East German stamped select fire receiver 13” Barrel. LANTAC DGNAK47B Drakon Brake. Magpul AK Grip. Krebs Custom Quad Rail. Parabellum Armament dust cover rail. Troy micro front and full size rear Battle Sights. Surfire X300 Weaponlight with XT07 tape switch. ACE Folding Stock System. Magpul CTR Stock and Riser. Trijicon SRS 01 Red Dot Sight. Standard 30Rnd AK Magazine.

7.62X35mm (300 Blackout) LanTac Select Fire Battle Raven with 7.5” Barrel and match chamber. LANTAC DGN762B Dragon Muzzle Brake LanTac 7” Freefloat Handguard Troy Front & Rear Battle Sights. Vortex Viper PST 1-4 Sight in Vortex QD Mount. Magpul MOE+ Grip. Magpul CTR Stock. Surefire M720V RAID Weaponlight. Magpul AFG foregrip. Battle Arms Development Ambi Selector.

Clothing: Condor Troops Direct Cap. MSA Sordin Electronic Ear Defenders (Basic Model). ESS 5B Ballistic Glasses. Condor Summit Softshell Jacket. FrogLube & Troops Direct Patches. Mechanix M-Pact Tan Gloves. Crye Precision Multicam Pants. Bates Delta 9 Desert Tan Boots with ICS.

All rifles have been pre-treated with FrogLube and FrogLube CLP is the only cleaner lubricant we recommend.

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