Category Archives: QPQ

 

I recently started following a group on social media called [NERD] which stands for Next Evolution Research and Design. The name really caught my attention as I know a lot of us consider ourselves gun nerds. As you can imagine, these guys are long time industry guys with lots of shooting experience, etc. A couple of things that really got my interest peaked is their new line of 9mm Barrels and 9mm Muzzle Brakes which you can see below.

NERD Next Evolution Research and Design

 

[NERD] The Ward – 9mm AR Barrel

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NERD 9mm AR Barrel 3

The Ward is ideal for sustained, accurate firing in submachine guns, short barreled rifles, or compact pistol caliber carbine builds where precision is paramount.  The Ward features [NERD] Ring Radial Fluting which gives increased surface exchange for heat dissipation during prolonged firing in full auto or semi auto operation.  Despite the increased surface area and rapid heat dissipation, barrel harmonic changes are nonexistent during extensive testing.  The barrel itself is finished off in a QPQ – LifeJacketcoating. This is a multi step coating process resulting in a very uniform consistent nitride layer on all BrainTrust barrels.  [NERD] BrainTrust barrels are hand inspected and test fired for quality control.  Each barrel is individually serialized and date coded using the established Heckler & Koch (HK) method for reference.   Lastly, each barrel comes with a Certificate of Authenticity matching that serialized barrel and the date it leaves our office, signed by [NERD] founders, ensuring this product meets our standards and is worthy of your time and hard earned money.

Specs:
Name: The Ward
Length: 12.5” 9mm AR Barrel
Profile: Ring Radial
Twist: 1/10 Twist RH
Thread Pitch: 1/2x28mm
Material: 4150
Finish: QPQ – Lifejacket- Forsaken Black
Weight: 1.628 lbs

http://www.weare-nerd.com/new-products-1/nerd-aftermath-barrels-the-ward

[NERD] NC NANO 9mm Brake

NERD NC NANO 9mm brake

The NC NANO Brake features a single chamber designed to maximize the effectiveness of the comp in a 9mm sized package, while keeping the overall length of the gun to a minimum.  The muzzle of the NC NANO was sculpted with the [NERD] Compliance Cut for those who decide to act a fool but don’t deserve to eat a bullet just yet…

The NC NANO Brake is made from 4150 steel and is parkerized for durability.  The NC NANO comes in two thread pitches: 1/2×28 and 1/2×36.  weight is .115 pounds.

http://www.weare-nerd.com/shop/nerd-nc-nano-9mm-brake

In case you missed it (like I did 🙂 ), Forward Controls just released their new EMR-A which stands for Extended Mag Release – Ambi. The EMR-A comes in two different lengths and replaces your standard magazine catch. The EMR-A has an extended lever that now allows you to easily drop the mag from either side of the rifle. It can be used with your standard mag release button or you can upgrade to the Forward Controls mag release buttons. Check out the pictures and details below then head on over to www.ForwardControlsDesign.com to pick one up for yourself. 

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Forward Controls EMR-A 1

EMR-A is a long in development ambidextrous magazine release for .223 and .308 AR receivers.  Original concept and design was complete in 2015.  After numerous changes to the mag catch geometry and lever shapes,  final design was made into working prototypes in 2017, and first shown in public at Cola Warrior West III.

EMR-A’s an ergonomic ambidextrous magazine release.  The placement of its lever is well thought out to closely mirror the magazine release button on the right side.  The portion immediately below the bolt catch’s lower paddle has a lower profile to avoid interference, heretofore a common drawback of popular ambidextrous mag catches, it is also left smooth.  The serrated length of the lever is split into a shallow V shaped serrations (80%) that conform to the curvature of the user’s finger, and straight serrations (20%) that form a natural index point, and provide additional traction.  We refer to the design as Multi-faceted Control Surface, the difference MCS makes has to be felt to be fully appreciated.

Two lever options are available.  Standard and Extended Reach (about 0.09″ longer than standard).  Force amplification achieved from a lever means the extended reach lever is easier to reach, it’s also easier to press than the standard lever.  For users with small hands or shorter fingers, the extended reach lever makes the EMR-A a joy to use.  For duty and defense ARs, we recommend the standard lever.

A 10.9lb rated magazine catch spring is included with each EMR-A.  We’ve long considered the standard magazine catch spring to be rather weak (rated at 6.85lb), accidental / unintended mag drops can take place if a user slings his weapon, and has gear and pouches on the vest.  A stiffer mag catch spring mitigates these risks, thus it is an integral part in the EMR-A package.

EMR-A is available as a part of bundled products (please see drop down menus for options).  EMR-A’s catch is made from CNC machined 4140 steel and black nitride coated, its lever is 7075 aluminum and Type 3 hard coat anodized.  The roll pin has a shear strength of 800lbs.

Notes:
– EMR-A’s lever pivots on the receiver.
– EMR-A needs to be removed before installing / removing the trigger.  EMR-A is installed and removed in the same manner as a factory mag catch.
– Please wear eye protection while installing EMR, EMR-C, and EMR-A with the 10.9lb mag catch spring!

Incompatibilities:
– Geissele’s Maritime Bolt Catch.  Material from either the top edge of EMR-A’s lever, or the bottom edge of Maritime Bolt Catch’s lower paddle may need to be removed for both to work together.  The close proximity of these two control surfaces makes this combination less than ideal.
– KNS anti-rotation trigger/hammer pins, the connecting bar will interfere with the EMR-A’s operation.
– Battery assist device levers.
– Armalite AR10B (AR10B uses modified M14 magazines)

http://forwardcontrolsdesign.com/EMR-A_p_78.html

CINCINNATI, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of Faxon’s famed Pencil profile barrels for the .308 Winchester. The new .308 Winchester pencil barrels are the lightest available for the caliber, yet maintain maximum versatility for all applications.

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Developed upon Faxon’s the solid foundation of 5.56 pencil barrels, the .308 Winchester Pencil barrels focus on lightweight performance for the AR10 platform. The 16” and 18” rifle barrels are each less than 2 lbs. The 20” model is only 2.07 lbs.

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The barrels feature a 1/10 twist, rifled 100% in-house by Faxon under our numerous quality certifications. For maximum versatility, the barrels are chambered in .308 Winchester and feature concentric 5/8×24 threads with a relieved shoulder capped off with an 11-degree target crown. All .308 Winchester barrels are manufactured from certified military-grade gun-barrel quality 4150 steel and are individually magnetic particle inspected for safety.

“.308 ARs have historically been heavy weapons,” stated Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product Management. “Faxon wants to continue challenging that paradigm through its pencil profile. With these barrels, sub 5lbs battle rifles are within reach.”

The new .308 Winchester pencil barrels are available today from Faxon and its dealer network. MSRP is $259, $269, and $279 for 16”, 18”, and 20”, respectively.

16″, PENCIL, .308 WIN, Mid-Length, 4150 QPQ

  •   Barrel Material: 4150 GBQ
  •   Barrel Caliber: .308 WIN
  •   Barrel Twist: 1:10
  •   Barrel Length: 16”
  •   Barrel Profile: PENCIL
  •   Barrel Gas System: Mid
  •   Inside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  •   Outside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  •   Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
  •   Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  •   Gas Port Diameter: .081″
  •   Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1″
  •   Barrel Extension: LR-308 (DPMS Compatible)
  •   Weight: 1.78 lbs
  •   Magnetic Particle Inspected!
  •   11-degree Target Crown

18″, PENCIL, .308 WIN, Rifle-Length, 4150 QPQ

  • Barrel Material: 4150 GBQ
  •   Barrel Caliber: .308 WIN
  •   Barrel Twist: 1:10
  •   Barrel Length: 18”
  •   Barrel Profile: PENCIL
  •   Barrel Gas System: Rifle
  •   Inside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  •   Outside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  •   Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
  •   Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  •   Gas Port Diameter: .093″
  •   Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1″
  •   Barrel Extension: LR-308 (DPMS Compatible)
  •   Weight: 1.97 lbs
  •   Magnetic Particle Inspected!
  •   11-degree Target Crown

20″, PENCIL, .308 WIN, Rifle-Length, 4150 QPQ

  • Barrel Material: 4150 GBQ
  •   Barrel Caliber: .308 WIN
  •   Barrel Twist: 1:10
  •   Barrel Length: 20”
  •   Barrel Profile: PENCIL
  •   Barrel Gas System: Rifle
  •   Inside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  •   Outside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  •   Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
  •   Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  •   Gas Port Diameter: .093″
  •   Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1″
  •   Barrel Extension: LR-308 (DPMS Compatible)
  •   Weight: 2.07 lbs
  •   Magnetic Particle Inspected!
  •   11-degree Target Crown

Faxon Firearms Announces Sub 1 Pound 10.5” Pencil Barrel

(CINCINNATI, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of the new 10.5” Pencil barrel chambered in 5.56 NATO. The new 10.5” pencil barrel clocks in at less than 1 pound, focusing on maximum maneuverability and versatility for any pistol or SBR platform.

Focusing on removing all possible weight, the 10.5” Pencil barrel is formally rated at .9 lbs. including the barrel extension. The barrel is set up for standard carbine length gas systems, using a .625” diameter gas block journal, 1.1” in length – ideal for low-profile and light weight gas blocks.  

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The barrels feature a 1/8 twist, conventionally rifled 100% in-house by Faxon under our numerous quality certifications. For maximum versatility, the barrels are chambered in 5.56 NATO and feature concentric 1/2×28 threads with a relieved shoulder. The 4150 certified gun barrel quality steel is individually magnetic particle inspected and finished with a durable and resilient nitride.

Faxon Firearms 10.5 inch Pencil Barrel 1

“We are thrilled to continue expanding our pencil barrel product line with the 10.5,” stated Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product Management. “Our pencil barrels are the lightest in the industry and with the 10.5” we have set another benchmark in ultralight performance.”

The 10.5” pencil barrel is available today and shipping now to Faxon’s dealers and OEM customers. MSRP is $159.00. New dealer and OEM inquiries are welcome.

10.5” Pencil Barrel Specifications

  • Barrel Material: 4150 Certified Gun Barrel Quality Steel, Triple Stress Relieved
  • Barrel Type: Button Rifled 
  • Barrel Caliber: 5.56
  • Barrel Twist: 1:8
  • Barrel Length: 10.5″
  • Barrel Profile:  Pencil
  • Barrel Gas System: Carbine
  • Inside Finish: Nitride
  • Outside Finish: Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch) 
  • Gas Block Diameter: .625″ 
  • Gas Port Diameter: .081″
  • Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1″
  • Barrel Extension: M4 
  • Weight:  .9 lbs.
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected
  • 11-degree Target Crown

About Faxon Firearms: Faxon Firearms is a leader in constant evolution in the firearms marketplace focusing on US-made quality and innovation. From the ARAK platform, GUNNER & FLAME barrels, upper receivers, and an ever-expanding portfolio of innovative accessories, Faxon offers quality complete rifle systems and components. New dealers and OEM accounts are welcome.

For more information contact Nathanial Schueth at nathan.s@faxonfirearms.com or Curt Staubach curt.s@faxonfirearms.com

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

A while back the guys at Andro Corp Industry ran a short term special on their M4QR 10.5″ Complete Railed Upper that was an awesome deal. At the time I missed it until it was too late. I decided to reach out to Jason at Andro Corp Industries to see if they would extend the deal for us and they were happy to do so. The M4QR complete upper includes an Milsepc Forged Upper complete with M4 Feed Ramps, Forward Assist and Dust Cover, M16 BCG, Charging Handle, 10.5″ 4150 CMV barrel with 1:7 Twist QPQ (Nitride) finish, 7″ 2-piece quad rail, F Marked FSB and A2 Flash Hider. All uppers are test fired prior to shipping to ensure a properly functioning upper. This would be an absolutely awesome start to an inexpensive SBR or AR Pistol build.

Andro Corp Ind M4QR Complete Upper 2

Usually this upper sells for $490 plus shipping (see HERE on their website) but they are offering it to AR15NEWS readers for just $345 Shipped!! That includes the complete upper with a 7″ Quad Rail, M16 BCG and Charging Handle. To purchase this upper at that price you have to contact Jason Wilcox direct by emailing him at jason@androcorpind.com. Payment options are PayPal Friends and Family OR Check OR Money Order OR if paying with Credit Card add 4% fee. Florida residents will need to add 6.5% Sales Tax. Happy Shopping!! Special thanks to ACI for letting us in on this exclusive deal.

**AR15NEWS is not compensated in any way for this post. Just another great deal to pass along to our readers.

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.

Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device 1

Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device 1

Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device 1

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

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.

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.  

PSA Memorial Day Sale

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. 🙂