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The new Griffin Armament Low-Pro RIGID rail kits are now available! The kits include your choice of a 8.6″, 10.5″, 13.5″ or 15″ complete Griffin Low-Pro RIGID™ MLOK rail system, Griffin Primo Gas Block, Griffin Rail Shield 4-piece rail cover kit and the Wrench and Hardware to mount this kit to your weapon. If you are looking for a nice upgrade to your current rifle or looking to finish off a build, these kits are a high quality yet surprisingly low cost option. Check out the press release, pics and video below. You can purchase these kits now at www.GriffinArmament.com.

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Griffin AR15 rail kits include rail panels, gas block assemblies, and all tools and hardware needed for a turnkey rail system.

The design objective for the Griffin Low-Pro RIGID™ rails were to provide a slim, ultralight M-LOK rail, with increased rigidity over current similar market options.

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“We had been looking at the market for a while and noticed that there were two types of rails essentially. Rails that were beefy and strong, and rails that were slim and unfortunately weaker. We wanted to combine the desirable attributes of both category products into one optimal rail system.”, Austin stated, Primary owner and Lead engineer for Griffin. He went on, “The final design resulted in 70% more rigidity than current similar market slim rails. This is important for those who need to use IR lasers as armed professionals or for hunting. There are a lot of great options now in IR laser aimer products that have solid mounting and solid bodies and we wanted to make a slim rail that provided industry leading point of aim / point of impact for those aimers.”

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Low-Pro RIGID™ rails feature a 7075 aluminum barrel nut which can be installed with the included Griffin Armorers Wrench. The mounting is done with included shims and flat head cap screws for an ultra-flush and low profile mating to the receiver. 17-4 stainless QD flush cups are included which thread into the barrel nut through holes in the rail.  

The kits include the Griffin Primo Gas Block™, a 416R stainless .750” ID gas block which can be set screwed in place and / or pinned.

Additionally, the rail kits include the Griffin RAIL SHIELD™ panels as standard equipment. This 4 piece kit provides a 4.6” length surface for heat protection and griping. The user can choose to use the flat bottom panel or angled grip panel for enhanced recoil control.

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Griffin Low-Pro RIGID™ rail kits: $ 259.95 – 284.95 msrp        

Available in 8.6”, 10.5”, 13.5”, and 15” lengths      

Rails weigh 5.9 -10.5oz  1.54” wide 1.35” ID

Features:
–  Low-Profile M-LOK interface
–  Internal reinforcement ribs provide increased strength to weight ratio
–  Lightweight 7075 T6 barrel nut
–  Low profile integrated 17-4 SS nitride anti-rotation QD sling swivel sockets
–  Included RAIL SHIELD™ 4 piece furniture kit.
–  416R Primo Gas Block™ kit included
–  Included QD sling swivel
–  Included Griffin Armorers Wrench
–  Included shim set, mounting hardware, and thread locker

I recently had a chance to put some of the new Griffin Armament furniture kits to use and so far over the first few weeks I have really enjoyed them. They’ve been run at the range a bit and definitely have a great feel and a very unique look. Even though I liked the unique look at first, it has grown on me even more. I will be writing up a full review on these once I’ve had more range time with them. I’ve seen some torture testing they did with the ECS stock and was pleased to see it outlasted other stocks like the Military issued SOPMOD stock. Below are some crappy photos I took 😉 and the press release from Griffin Armament. The new Griffin Armament furniture kits are now shipping. Order yours at www.GriffinArmament.com.

The design objective for the Griffin AR furniture products were to bring quality, functional options to the market that offered unique benefits at affordable prices. The ECS™ (Extreme Condition Stock), RailShield™ M-LOK™ compatible rail covers, and A3 grip are available in Black, FDE, OD Green, and Grey.

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“The Extreme condition stock definitely took the most effort.”, Austin stated, Primary owner and Lead engineer for Griffin. He went on to say, “I wanted to make something unique and better. There is a lot of stuff that has come out on the market the last few years that is unique but doesn’t necessarily add any new function or improvement over what already existed.”

The Extreme Condition Stock features a proprietary low drag latching system designed around a beefy stainless tool steel locking pin. This mechanism in conjunction with optimal geometry, and impact modified injected materials, allow the ECS™ to pass a 10 foot drop test when used with the Griffin MRE-HD (Maritime Receiver Extension Heavy Duty). In Griffin’s testing, the ECS stock, when used in conjunction with their MRE, allowed direct impingement Ar15s to pass an “Over The Beach Test”. Holes in the rear butt plate and along the sides of the stock communicate with holes in the MRE allowing for reduced pressure in the operating system when fired immediately after the firearm is removed from the water. The stock has a canted rear butt angle for improved ergonomics to the body. This also ensures recoil is kept high and in-line with the barrel to minimize muzzle rise. Also the top of the stock is “beard friendly” meaning there is no hole present as found in mil-spec style stocks. A low profile anti-rotation QD sling swivel socket is the provided means of sling attachment.

Griffin Armament Furniture Kit

Griffin Armament Furniture Kit

The A3 grip is simple in that it doesn’t have a plug on the bottom. “We polled a lot of our friends from military and contracting and a very small percentage ever used storage in plug grips even when they had them.” Said a representative from Griffin. The goal of this product was to make a very affordable improved grip over the A2 grip. “It features a more vertical grip angle and deletes the annoying finger shelf that nobody really likes.”, He went on to state.

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The RailShield™ panel kit sections are 4.6” long ensuring that you can get a full hand grip on the panels protecting your hand from thermal transfer of a hot rail if you are going through a lot of ammo fast. The styling of the kit matches the A3 grip. Four pieces are included. The user has the option of running the bottom flat panel or palm stop panel. The palm stop geometry is placed as rearward as possible, again allowing a full hand grip while giving the shooter an anchor point to pull the gun hard into the shoulder pocket to control recoil and grab fast follow up shots.

Griffin Armament Furniture Kit

Griffin Armament Furniture Kit

ECS™ (Extreme Condition Stock):  $ 59.95 msrp
Features:
–  Fits mil-spec buffer tubes
–  Water / debris evacuation ports function when used with Griffin MRE (available separately)
–  Proprietary low drag, heavy duty latching system
–  Stainless tool steel locking pin
–  17-7 locking spring is all weather durable
–  Stainless spring tempered ambidextrous anti-rotation QD sling swivel socket
–  Ergonomic angled non slip rubber butt pad
–  Available in Black, OD Green, FDE, and Grey
–  Weight:  8.9oz
–  Length:  6.8”

A3 GRIP:  $15.95 msrp
Features:
–  More vertical angle for reduced wrist fatigue and anatomically correct pointing characteristics
–  Ambidextrous thumb shelves
–  No finger grooves allow universal fitment
–  Signature square texturing provides comfortable gripping surface

RailShield™ M-LOK™ Compatible 4 piece panel kit:  $ 29.95 msrp
Features:
–  Grade 5 hardware
–  Includes side panels, palm stop and flat bottom panels.
–  Square texture matches Griffin A3 grip
–  4.6” length allows full hand grip to be protected from thermal transfer

Griffin Armament Furniture Kit

Griffin Armament Furniture Kit

I’ve been using the Scalarworks LDM-Micro mount with a T-1 for a while now and it is absolutely awesome. The combination of high quality construction, light weight and easy to use QD system make it my favorite T-1/T-2 mount to date. They told me there were working on some new mounts and low and behold, a few weeks later they are now introducing their new Trijicon MRO QD Mount which according to Scalarworks is the worlds lightest QD model. Check out the press release and pics below.

**Press Release**

SCALARWORKS ANNOUNCES WORLD’S LIGHTEST QUICK-DETACH TRIJICON MRO MOUNT.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – March 9, 2016 – Scalarworks, manufacturer of high-performance optic mounts, is pleased to introduce the Low Drag MountTM for Trijicon MROTM sights; the lightest quick-detach Trijicon MROTM mount in existence – weighing only 1.17oz, including sight screws.

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The LDM/MRO is a lightweight, low-profile, quick-detach optic mount that is compatible with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails and the Trijicon MROTM (Miniature Rifle Optic).

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Like all Scalarworks Low Drag MountsTM; the LDM/MRO has a monolithic base made of high-strength 7075-T6 Aluminum, and features our proprietary recoil-proof not​ched thumbscrew with ball detent.​It also has the same precision telescoping clamp as our popular Aimpoint Micro mount, which ensures a repeatable zero​with each installation.

The LDM/MRO is proudly made in the USA, and is available in both Absolute and Lower-Third Co-Witness height variants with a retail price of $149.

To learn more about this and other Scalarworks optic mounts and bundles; please visit s​calarworks.com

American Defense Manufacturing just announced a few new red dot sight mounts. They are already well known for their Quick Detach scope mounts and red dot mounts but are adding a couple of cool options by way of a 33 degree and 45 degree offset mount for the Aimpoint T1/T2 red dot sight and the Trijicon RMR red dot sight.

American Defense Mfg T1 RMR offset QD Mounts

As you are probably already aware, engaging targets at close range with a traditional magnified scope is not an easy thing to do. Many guys will install offset backup sights which can take more time to align the front and rear sight if you need to rapidly acquire a target. By using an offset red dot sight mount you get the benefit of not having to align anything, just put the red dot where it needs to be and fire.  

Choose between 33 and 45 degree offsets and Left or Right hand style. There are other options out there but until today, none were being offered by ADM with their trusted QD system which is a big deal. You can check these out for yourself at the links below.

ADM Mfg Offset QD Mount for Trijicon RMR

ADM Mfg Offset QD Mount for Aimpoint T1/T2

Thordsen Customs just introduced their new Picatinny Buffer Tube Adapter. This adapter will allow you to mount an AR Buffer Tube (pistol or carbine) to any gun with a vertical rear picatinny rail section. Guns such as the very popular Sig MPX typically come as a Pistol from the factory. The end user can now attach a buffer tube to use items such as the Thordsen Customs AR Pistol Cheek Rest Kit, Sig SB15 arm brace, Shockwave Stabilizer or if they have SBR’d the pistol they can easily add a collapsible AR-15 stock once the stamp comes back. If you’re looking for something like this, head on over to www.ThordsenCustoms.com and check them out.

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Thordsen Customs Picatinny Buffer Tube Adapter 1

Our new Picatinny Buffer Tube Adapter is a great addition to your Sig MPX, Sig P556XI, Rock River PDS, or any other pistol that utilizes a rear vertical picatinny rail. It gives a shooter the ability to add a cheekrest for greater stability or a stock for SBR conversions (federal tax stamp required).

The mounting method follows true STANAG (NATO Standard Agreement) protocol using the two back angles and the top of the rail as the contact points. The result is perfect alignment with the centerline of the firearm. A feature that is not attainable with typical side clamping adapters. Another bonus is that there are no visible fasteners or holes on the top and sides of the adapter for a clean sleek look.

FEATURES:

  • Compatible with multiple platforms
  • Fits any picatinny rail
  • True STANAG mount
  • Includes set screw for carbine buffer tubes
  • Engraved TC logo
  • 304 stainless steel hardware

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 6061 T6 Aluminum
  • Type III Hard Anodize finish
  • Weight: 2.5 oz.
  • Width 1.37 inches, Height 1.4 inches

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Kinetic Development Group has just released the larger 7-SLOT model of their KINECT rail sections for M-LOK rails. KDG’s KINECT is a Quick Attach/Detach system for mounting accessories to M-LOK rails including rail sections, bipod mounts and soon offset light mounts as well. Just simply press the KINECT accessory onto the M-LOK rail and it releases wedges that lock the piece in place. If you’re looking for a true QD solution to mounting accessories on your M-LOK rail, this is it!

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Kinect 7 Slot – Buy Now

The Kinect™ by KDG for MLOK™ is a revolutionary QD mounting system that will change the way we attach accessories to our modular weapons platforms. Much like the Sidelok™ optics mounts, Kinect™ insures proper and easy installation, eliminating common variables that would cause issues (ie: over tightening). Although revolutionary, Kinect™ is quite simple in its operation. There are two spring-loaded wedges in the base of the Kinect™ mounting point. When you press the accessory or rail section down in the MLOK™ slot, two deployment triggers get pressed against the rail firing the wedges into place. There is nothing more frustrating that fiddling with an allen wrench (if you can find it) to get your accessories on and off your weapon with traditional modular rail sections. This changes the whole dynamic of the MLOK™ system and really makes every accessory truly removable with the ability to mount it in a second when needed.

SPECS:

Length: 3.73″ Uses two MLOK section

Width: .82″ (20.9mm)

Height: .41″ (10.5mm)

Finish: Black Anodized

Compatibility: Compatible with any MLOK rail system. (**Rail must be within proper Magpul MLOK Spec for KInect to work properly. If rail is not in spec, Kinect will not work.)

Please visit https://kineticdg.com/ for more information and email info@kineticdg.com with any questions.

Recently I showed you guys the Impact Weapons Components low profile KeyMod Bipod Mount. Just yesterday they introduced their new M-LOK version that uses their proprietary KML technology allowing it to mount to both M-LOK rails as well as the original MOE hand guards. I absolutely love my little KeyMod Bipod Mounts from IWC and now I’m gonna have to get a few of these too. At least they are affordable. They are listed at just $15.95 but you can save 5% by using the code “ar15news” at checkout on www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com.

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IWC M-LOK Bipod Mount 1

Designed to provide a rugged, low-profile, ultra lightweight and ergonomic attachment point for your bipod

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

Accepts any bipod which attaches to a standard sling swivel stud

Directly attaches to any slot on ALL Original or M-LOK MOE SL, AR, AK & Shotgun Handguards or M-LOK compliant rails

Designed with IWC’s proprietary KML Reversible Mounting Nut, which engages the inside of the Original width slot or simply reverse the nut to the M-LOK compatible design and attach to M-LOK compliant slots

No gunsmithing, spacers or washers are required for install

Ergonomic, direct attach design eliminates all sharp edges which can ensnarl the operator’s gear

Ultra-light MOUNT-N-SLOT design weighs only 6.775 grams (.239 ounces)

CNC machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum;Type III Anodized per MIL-A-8625F

100% LIFETIME WARRANTY. PERIOD. Return for full refund including your shipping charges

IWC’s MOUNT-N-SLOT products are MADE IN AMERICA

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The new BCM KeyMod Rail Panels that we introduced to you last week are now available in all colors. BCM KeyMod Rail Panels are ultra-slim surfaces with aggressive non-slip and non-reflective texturing. Ventilated for cooling, each panel is radiused to create a continuous “tube” surface when run on an octagonal profile handguard such as the BCM KMR.

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Made in the U.S.A. of a high-strength polymer material, BCM KeyMod Rail Panels are designed to fit ALL KeyMod mounting surfaces with seven (7) consecutive KeyMod slots. However, the panels can also be cut to any length, as needed by an end user. Finally, the panels are bi-directional with locking tabs on either end.

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Each Kit contains five (5) matching color KeyMod Panels, and are available in Black, Flat Dark Earth, Wolf Grey and Foliage Green.

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Each 5 pack of BCM KeyMod Rail Panels is just $9.95.

Purchase now at http://www.bravocompanymfg.com/railpanel/

GunPoint just released cerakoted options for their popular Skeletonized version of the B5 Systems GripStop. You can now get them in Black Stealth (no markings), FDE, OD Green and Patriot Brown in both the Standard and K size GripStop. GripStops work with any Hand Guard that has deadspace every 2 3/8″ which is used in the majority of rails and handguards on the market today. For handguards with threaded inserts every 2 3/8″, such as the LWRC and Warsport etc. you can bolt the gripstop on directly. They are selling really fast head on over and try to snag one before they are all gone. 

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GunPoint Skeletonized B5 GripStop

If you’ve been active on social medial lately you’ve probably seen some sneak peeks at the new BCM (Bravo Company Mfg) super low profile KeyMod rail covers. For those of you who have been anxiously waiting to get some for yourself, the wait is now over. The new BCM­ KeyMod Rail Panels are now available in a kit that consists of five 5.5 inch long covers that will fit any KeyMod rail. I got my hands on a few of them and immediately put them on my BCM 16″ ELW upper with a BCM KMR 13″ rail.

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Each BCM KeyMod Rail Panel will cover 7 KeyMod slots but can be cut to any shorter length to fit in shorter runs if needed. For instance, on my BCM upper I have their KAG (Kinesthetic Angled Grip) installed and have 4 KeyMod slots open in front of it. I only needed a short piece to cover where my index and middle fingers contact the rail so I grabbed my super sharp stabby thing from Matt Helm Knives and cut a two slot section to go there and the remaining 5 slots were installed on the side behind my BCM KeyMod 1913 Light Mount.

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BCM KeyMod Rail Panel Kit 2

The BCM KeyMod Rail Panels are more than just a cool looking rail cover for open KeyMod slots. They offer an extreme increase in grip due to the aggressive texture. The texture on the covers actually reminds me a lot of grip tape but doesn’t feel like it will tear your hands up. If you look close you can see the BCM and Star logo on the cover.

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BCM KeyMod Rail Panel Kit 2

The BCM 16″ ELW upper with the 13″ KMR is a super light weight, durable and accurate upper. Adding the new rail covers is a small add-on but an enhancement none the less. I will be adding more of the BCM­ KeyMod Rail Panels to my other KeyMod rails and you can too. BCM currently has the black covers in-stock for just $9.95 per 5 panel kit. Soon they will be offering FDE, OD Green and Foliage as well. Head on over to www.BravoCompanyUSA.com to order some for yourself.

You may remember that a month or so ago I picked up a Scalarworks LDM/Micro mount for my Aimpoint T-1. One of the biggest claims for the LDM/Micro mount is that it can and will hold zero after being removed and then re-mounted on the weapon. They promised a video showing how well it holds its zero and just yesterday they released it for the first time. I half expected it to be some super short video showing the mount removed and re-mounted, shoot 5 shots and say “We hit the target” but apparently just like the quality level of the LDM/Micro mount, the guys at Scalarworks don’t do anything half way. 

The video is actually 11 minutes long and uncut, showing the mount attached and removed a total of 10 times with 10 rounds of .308 being fired between each “Mount/Un-Mount”. With a GoPro in the shooters Point of View you can see that each time the red dot stays right on target. No fancy editing, no magic, no shortcuts, no B.S! At the end of the video they show a zoomed up recap where you can literally see that there was absolutely no shift in the ZERO at all. Kudos to the guys at Scalarworks for not only making an outstanding mount but also putting out a video showing exactly what you can expect. Check out the video below.

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Seekins Precision just announced that their new K20 Angled Grip is available for purchase. The K20 angled grip mounts to KeyMod rails and comes in a variety of different colors. One feature I just noticed that I wasn’t aware of before was the included QD Sling Mount at the back of the grip. Pics and Press Release are below. These are available for purchase at www.SeekinsPrecision.com.

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Seekins Precision K20 grip 2

Lewiston, ID – Seekins Precision, announced their new K20 Angled Grip.

Seekins Precision is proud to announce that the K20 Angled Grip is now in full production and available for purchase.

Designed as a lightweight, ergonomic alternative to the standard forward hand grip. The CNC billet constructed K20 weighs in at only 1.6oz and features an integrated sling mount and anodized finish.

The K20’s angled grip surface provides the shooter with better control of the rifle and ease in recoil. Shooters will also find that the K20 allows for a faster response time and a more accurate return of fire.

Seekins Precision will be manufacturing the K20 in both the Keymod and M-Lok configurations as well as offering a selection of anodized colors for ease in rifle customization.

“The response we received for the K20 during initial beta testing was overwhelmingly positive” said Kevin Weyrauch, Seekins Precision Business Development Coordinator. “We are excited to be able to add the K20 to our product catalog.”

For more information on the Seekins Precision family of products, be sure to check out our website at www.seekinsprecision.com or contact us at sales@seekinsprecision.com

Shortly after SHOT Show 2015 I received a small little box in the mail from ODIN Workswith a really cool little KeyMod handstop inside of it. I was told to wait until they introduced it to post pics of it so I have been waiting. Not sure if there was ever a specific release date on it but I noticed that they were shown in-stock on their website and thought I would share a few pics of mine. 

The B1 Handstop is machined from aluminum but is still lightweight because it is pretty tiny. At first I thought it was going to be too small but once you install it and place your hand on it, it works great. You basically place your Pinky and Ring Finger on the angled portion with  your middle finger against the front of the handstop. Kind of reminds me of a miniature version of the AFG.

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I have had mine installed on a Geissele SMR MK4 ever since I received it and really like it. One of the features I like most about it is that it is very small. Being that its made of aluminum, its super solid as well. 

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The ODIN Works B1 KeyMod Handstop can be purchased for $49 at www.ODINWorks.com. If you’re looking to save a few bucks on it, I noticed you can also get them at www.RainierArms.com.

If you own a SureFire Scout light you are probably aware that there’s not really any great way to mount the included ST07 Tape Switch to the rail as it comes from the factory, especially on rails like the new M-LOK ones where there are more open spaces than metal. Most people either fashion some gangster way to either velcro it, tape it or zip tie it to the rail or they end up upgrading to a more expensive tape switch like the SR07. Those of us running M-LOK rails are gonna be happy to see that Magpul’s M-LOK SureFire Tape Switch Mounting Plate is now available for purchase and ready to ship. This basically adds a housing to your existing ST07 Tape Switch that mounts directly to the rail and holds the ST07 firmly in place. Another nice part is that they retail for just $15 so its a very cost effective option. For more information and to purchase the M-LOK Tape Switch Mounting Plate, head on over to www.Magpul.com.

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BCM just introduced 3 new low profile KeyMod light mounts using their new patent pending anchoring system. The new BCMGUNFIGHTER line of light mounts consists of a modular 1913 Light Mount for lights such as the INFORCE WML, modular Scout Light Mount for use with SureFire Scout Lights and a 1″ Ring Light Mount that will work with most handheld tactical lights with a 1″ body. All three of these new mounts are in-stock and shipping now and at just $39.95 a piece, they represent a great price point as well. Take a look at the pics below, then head on over to www.BravoCompanyUSA.com to get your order in while they’re in-stock.

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