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Over the weekend my friends from LANTAC sent me some pics from a video they’re currently working on which features the much anticipated LANTAC BMD, aka the Blast Mitigation Device. The BMD slides over and locks onto the LANTAC Dragon muzzle brake to redirect the blast. If you’ve seen any of the previous LANTAC videos you know that they feature amazing high speed footage and these action shots of the BMD are absolutely amazing. You can really see how well it redirects the blast forward of the shooter while still getting some of the benefits of the Dragon brake underneath through the use of vents and holes above the Dragon’s vertical ports. 

I’m a huge fan of the LANTAC Dragon muzzle brake and well…basically anything LANTAC has made so far. Really looking forward to giving the BMD once it comes out. Until then, we’ll just have to drool over these awesome pics below. Look for the full HD video to come soon.

First is a shot of the blast from a LANTAC Dragon WITHOUT the BMD in place.

Lantac BMD 1

These next few shots show the BMD in action on a couple of different ARs. You can easily see that it makes quite a difference in reducing the side blast.

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Lantac BMD 1

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Industry Rumors – LANTAC Dragon 9mm

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by ar15news

**Update: These are in-stock at www.Revolvr.com**

Tonight I heard from an extremely credible source that LANTAC will be producing a 9mm version of their very popular Dragon muzzle brake that will be threaded in 1/2-36 and is intended for 9mm Chambered AR’s not handguns as shown below. From what I was told, the first 100 units were shipped to Rainier Arms today. We’ll be sure to update you guys as soon as we know more.  

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Photo by Sal_Gunz

Shadow Valley Weapons SVCOMP Intro Pricing Ending Soon

Posted on April 22nd, 2015 by ar15news

Shadow Valley Weapons introduced their awesome SVCOMP a little while ago and have been offering it at an introductory price of $75 with Free Shipping. Unfortunately the Intro Pricing time period will be ending this week. You have until Friday (4/24/15) to place your order and get it at the Intro Price.

The SVCOMP is much more than just a compensator for your 5.56 AR-15. It also features a Wire Cutting Channel and a built in S7 Tool Steel Glass Breaker for shattering car windows, etc. Check out the pics and performance videos below. You can order your SVCOMP at www.ShadowValleyWeapons.com.

SVW SVCOMP 1Photo by Crossfire Photography

SVW SVCOMP 1Photo by Crossfire Photography

Damage Industries NRA Show Sale

Posted on April 11th, 2015 by ar15news

Our friends at Damage Industries were unable to go to the NRA show this week. Instead of pouting about it, they decided to put together another great sale. Take a look at the information below and get in on the savings at www.DamageIndustriesLLC.com.

**Missed Show Sale** – We had to cancel our plans for the NRA show, so we’re missing out… but you don’t have to miss out! Have some great deals this weekend!

Select Muzzle Devices 50% off, enhanced trigger guards, D-loop swivels, HUGE SAVINGS on Enhanced combat stock kit, pistol buffer tubes all discounted!

http://damageindustriesllc.com/product-category/182?items_per_page=60

Damage Industries NRA Show Sale

NEW!! Damage Industries Muzzle Projectors

Posted on April 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

“Muzzle Projectors”, “Blast Diverters”, “Concussion Redirectors”, etc are far from new to the AR market place. The fact is they are everywhere and for good reason…they work great. Some are straight up muzzle devices whose sole job is to redirect concussion and blast forward of the muzzle, while others are a combination of a muzzle brake/compensator that allows you to attach a sleeve of some sort to it. The later is the way that many manufacturers are going as you get the best of both worlds, functioning as a brake/comp under normal use but quick attach of a concussion redirector when needed.

Damage Industries has just introduced their own models that consist of a compensator muzzle device with a threaded collar to which you can thread on your choice of either a solid sleeve or a ported sleeve (shown in the pictures). One of the features that I like most about Damage Industries’ Muzzle Projector is that it can be tightened down with any standard AR-15 barrel nut wrench instead of trying to do it by hand or with a strap wrench. These can also be pinned in place. Another nice thing is that it only costs a total of $70 between the muzzle device and sleeve. Unfortunately they are not all in-stock at the moment so keep checking their muzzle device page at www.DamageIndustriesLLC.com.

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Damage Industries Muzzle Projector 1

Damage Industries Muzzle Projector 2

Damage Industries Muzzle Projector 2

First look at our new muzzle projectors!
These will be offered as both a compensator and a brake.
Available in 1/2 x 28, 5/8 x 24, and 14-1 LH!
The projector sleeves will fit any of the thread pitches and are available as a solid sleeve or ported dissipator (pictured).
New features include: Ability to install with a standard barrel nut wrench, and the ability to pin it in place.
Made in USA from 4140 steel with a manganese phosphate finish.
Weight ~8oz: Dissipator & Brake combined, ~9oz: Solid Sleeve & Brake combined

http://damageindustriesllc.com/product-category/176

LANTAC USA 2015 Product Brochure

Posted on February 26th, 2015 by ar15news

LANTAC USA has just released their new Product Brochure for 2015 which shows a snapshot of their current and coming soon products however I know they have many many more products that they would like to introduce this year too. I can tell you right now I have 2 Lantac Dragons that are just begging for the new BMD to be released and their new E-BCG is a must have and is already in the hands of customers with people raving about it. Other products such as the new UAR billet upper, SPADA rail, Dragon and DrAKon muzzle brakes we already know are out or on their way but I was surprised to see the addition of a 14.5″ Mid Length and 14.5″ Intermediate Length barrels which look to be really nice barrels. Check out some images of the LANTAC USA 2015 Product Brochure below. If you would like to see read the actual PDF click on this link.

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First Look – SI Defense .308 Ambi Rifle Build

Posted on February 17th, 2015 by ar15news

Over the past few months we’ve had the opportunity to work with the guys from SI-Defense in helping spread the word about their new products including their new .308 billet receiver set that features “mirrored ambi controls”. Remember that term as you’ll see what we mean soon. Now that the .308 Ambi receiver sets are hot off the machines, SI-Defense asked if we would want to build our own rifle using these receivers…and of course we’re not gonna turn that down. :) So this is the start to our multipart article showing the rifle we built, what parts we used and then we’ll do additional articles once we’ve actually had some time to shoot it for a while.

The first thing that arrived were the SI-Defense .308 Ambi billet receivers. The mirrored ambi controls on the receivers are pretty mind blowing. When you push on the Bolt Catch, Bolt Release or Mag Release on one side the same button on the other side moves as well. It really is pretty amazing that the ambi controls are mirrored and not just an added lever that is completely different than the control on the right side. The dust cover is pretty cool too in that it is easy to remove/install even with the handguard installed because it snaps into place.

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

A few months ago Rainier Arms introduced their new .308 UltraMatch BCG. Once I knew this build was going down I promptly went on the Rainier Arms website and purchased one. The finish on this thing is a really nice deep Black Nitride that is super smooth. The angled cuts toward the front and fluting at the rear of the carrier look pretty sweet.

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

If you’re gonna build a gun you definitely need a barrel, right?! Right. I’ve posted about AERO Precision barrels many many times before whenever they have a new model to introduce or a special deal etc. but have never personally used one myself. So for this build I contacted my buddy Chad over at AERO Precision to see if I could get my hands on one of their 16″ Mid Length .308 barrels. They are made of 416 Stainless Steel and I’m really excited to see how well they perform. You might be thinking “A 16 inch .308 build? Most guys do 18 inches or more.” and you’re right but I just built an 18″ like everyone else and wanted do something a bit different. Because I know big bore rifles can be a bit ornery I installed a SLR Rifleworks Sentry Adjustable Low Profile Gas Block along with the Rainier Arms Nitride Mid Length gas tube.

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

Along with the SLR Rifleworks Sentry Adjustable Gas Block, I also used the SLR Rifleworks SOLO 15″ KeyMod handguard, Hand Stop and their Synergy BCF muzzle device. It truly makes for one killer looking setup and can’t wait to see how well it performs.

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SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

Along with making some pretty amazing ambi receivers, SI-Defense also makes a mean looking ambi charging handle called the MACH10 which stands for Modular Ambi Charging Handle for AR10. This specific one has a neat feature where it latches on the inside of the receiver but they will also offer an outside latching MACH10 and a MACH15 charging handle as well.

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

As with all of my builds this one includes a Battle Arms Development Ambi Safety. I don’t own a single AR that does not have one and no I don’t get them for free. Its one of those products that I have honestly grown to love and buy them for every build.  

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

Along with upgrading the Safety I also upgraded the Trigger. I usually use either a Geissele or CMC Trigger and decided to try the Geissele S3G trigger in this build. The S3G is not really designed for a rifle with higher recoil as it has a very light trigger pull and could bump-fire easily so I used the heavier spring that comes with it. This is kind of a trial run and will be interesting to see how it performs in a .308.

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Oooohhhh. Look at that sexy beast!! I also added a Trijicon VCOG, Magpul MBUS PRO sights, UBR stock and a MOE+ grip to finish off the build. I think it turned out to be an one of the best looking rifles I’ve built. 

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

These pics are hot off the press as I just finished this build over the weekend. This week will be its maiden voyage to see how well she runs and get the gas system all dialed in. Will update you with an additional article detailing its performance at the range and hopefully some 100 yard groups. If we don’t get accuracy data on the .308 AERO Precision barrel for that article it will be in an additional one for sure. Below is a list of links for the parts we used in this build.

AERO Precision
Battle Arms Development
Geissele
Magpul
Rainier Arms
SI-Defense
SLR Rifleworks
Trijicon

SHOT Show 2015 – LANTAC

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

LANTAC has some pretty awesome product coming out this year. They have new billet receivers, their new SPADA rail system, BMD – Blast Mitigation Device, Drop-In Trigger, BCG, etc. I have quite a few of their new products on my list to buy this year and can’t wait to try them out. Check out the video and pic below. 

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LANTAC Facebook Page
LANTAC Instagram

Video courtesy of Crossfire and Steve Coulston.

Photo by Triple Bravo

01-23-15 LANTAC TB copy

NEW!! ALG Defense Sidewinder Muzzle Brake

Posted on January 10th, 2015 by ar15news

ALG Defense’s new Sidewinder muzzle brake is machined from 17-4 Stainless Steel and fits ½”-28 threaded 5.56mm barrels. The vents are angled upward at 3 and 9 o’clock deflecting gas to the sides, away from the ground, reducing dust and debris when firing from the prone position. The vents are larger on top than on the bottom which minimize the muzzle rise of the ALG Sidewinder. The unique design reduces muzzle rise and recoil, allowing the shooter to quickly get back on target for rapid follow up shots. The ALG Sidewinder includes a peel washer for proper timing and concentricity during installation. Available in both Bright Polish or Black Nitride finish. 

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MSRP: Nitride: $75
Bright Polish: $85

Available soon at www.ALGDefense.com

NEW!! LANTAC BMD (Blast Mitigation Device)

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by ar15news

LANTAC has just joined the long list of companies who are offering a muzzle device shroud that redirects the blast associated with using a muzzle brake. I like that LANTAC took the design at least one step further and created openings on the top of the shroud that correspond to the top ports of the LANTAC Dragon brake which allows the brake to fight muzzle rise even while the shroud is installed. They’ve also designed a different QD attachment system as well. Probably the most notable feature is the fact that it works with the LANTAC Dragon which is widely considered one of the best brakes on the market. Also shown in these pictures is there new SPADA rail. These products will be available early 2015.

LANTAC BMD, Blast Mitigation Device. There have been many derivatives of the first blast shield designed by Simplistic Shooting Solutions and or Kineti Tech years ago. Including QD attachment systems and diffuser holes as seen in Ferfrans and the Spikes Tactical HVS designs. With Gemtech, Griffin and MMC also fielding good products. The BMD is our take on this type of device, with a few changes from our original concept that was tabled at the time we designed our Dragon brake.

LANTAC BMD

One of the most important features for us was vertical porting that would allow the Dragon brake to continue to shoot as efficiently as it does without compromise. The other was gas flow direction and turbulence. Internally the BMD features an angled shoulder that allows gas to flow smoothly into the diffuser sections of the outer cylinder and also across the many teeth at the opening. The diffuser holes are also strategically position at the sides and top of the BMD but NOT the bottom, this also assist in muzzle climb management, its the same principle as found in the A2 compensator.

LANTAC BMD Vertical Ports copy

The BMD is also retained by 2 spring loaded catches on either side, so can be ‘stripped’ forward from the brake very quickly if required.

LANTAC BMD Spring Loaded Catch copy

LANTAC has been releasing a ton of new products lately and they seem to just keep getting better and better. Be sure to check out the LANTAC Facebook page as well as their website www.LANTAC-USA.com for a complete list of LANTAC products.

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