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Vortex Optics – Defender Flip Caps for Riflescopes

Posted on April 15th, 2016 by ar15news

Vortex Optics has introduced a new set of Scope Flip Caps designed to be used on their extremely popular riflescopes. The new Defender Flip Caps are made to be flexible but durable. The caps are spring loaded and instead of just flipping up in the way can be folded flat, at an angle or straight up to use with a customizable dope disk that fits into the rear scope cap. Check out the pics and video below. The new Defender Flip Caps are available now at www.VortexOptics.com.

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DEFENDER™ FLIP CAP EYEPIECE

New for 2016. This is the last flip cap you will ever need! Virtually indestructible, this cap will fit snugly on nearly all Vortex Optics and features a snap flat spring that will keep your line of sight unobstructed.

Rifle ranges the world over are littered with broken flip caps. This is one cap you will most likely never see in a flip cap boneyard. The E-10 cap has three stop positions. The first vertical, to put your dope disk (optional accessory) literally right in your face. The second at a 45° and the third at 90° to lay flat back.

The E-10 fits all Vortex® Riflescopes except the 1-inch tube Viper® model VPR-M-01BDC, VPR-M-04BDC and VPR-M-03BDC.

Outside diameter: 40-46 mm | 1.57-1.81 inches

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Seekins Precision 1-Piece Scope Mount

Posted on April 13th, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve heard that Seekins Precision will be releasing information on their new Scope Mount very soon. Not sure exactly when but until then I thought I would share a sneak peek at the new mount. These photos were posted on their Facebook page. 

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Seekins Precision 1-piece Scope Mount 1

Seekins Precision 1-piece Scope Mount 1

The photos that Seekins Precision has shared so far show a cantilever style 30mm scope mount that has two picatinny rail clamps that are secured by two large Torx screws. No word yet if there will be other styles, models or additional options to choose from but this version looks awesome. As you can see it looks great with both smaller 1-4 and 1-6 optics as well as larger magnification optics. Keep an eye out for more information on the new Seekins Precision Scope Mounts coming soon. 

You can check out other Seekins Precision products at www.SeekinsPrecision.com.

What started out as a single Chevron shaped front sight post upgrade has evolved into an entire line of front sight post replacements from Blitzkrieg Components. Their latest new model to introduce is the Luminescent Spike Front Sight Post for standard AR-15 front sights. If your front sight takes a standard A2 style sight post you can upgrade it with this new post. This front sight post has a sharp spike at the top for precise aiming and has a luminescent green stripe on the back side that glows in the dark. The front side facing the target does not glow in the dark. 

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Blitzkrieg Components AR15 Spike Glow FSP 1

Blitzkrieg Components AR15 Spike Glow FSP 1

This replaces standard A2 style sight posts in any typical AR-15 type fixed or folding sight. The Blitzkrieg Components AR-15 Spike Front Sight Post for AR-15 sights provides superior sighting with a sharp aiming point and a bold, fast sight picture. The sharp aiming point enables precise aiming and high confidence on difficult shots. The bold, contrasting Luminescent Green Stripe gives the shooter an eye catching sight picture that excels in both bright-light and low-light environments and against all types of backgrounds. It is very fast and very easy to see. Minimum adjustment for elevation is 4 clicks or one full rotation since the Luminescent Stripe is visible on one side so that no luminescence glows toward the enemy. This means that when zeroing your sight for elevation, you will be at least within 2 clicks or 2.5 MOA of a perfect zero and normally closer than that or even dead-on. It will be either exactly on point of aim or no more than 2.5 MOA high or low (2.5″ at 100 yards, 1.25″ at 50 yards). This will vary depending on sight radius.

Our sight posts are precision machined from billet 416 Stainless Steel for an outstanding sight picture and precise fit in any AR-15 front sight housing including standard A2 fixed front sights and popular brands like Troy, Diamondhead, Samson, MI, YHM, Daniel Defense and Magpul plastic MBUS Gen 2. Fits anything that accepts a standard A2 front sight post. Has a matte black melonite finish which is very durable and very corrosion resistant. The Luminescent Green Stripe appears more yellow in daylight and glows green in low light. It is a 5 layer paint application into a machined grove. This gives you a bright yellow contrast stripe in daylight and a bright green glowing stripe in low light and darkness. Simple Drop-In installation. Simply unscrew the factory sight post and screw in the Blitzkrieg Components sight post using either our sight tool or a standard A2 sight tool.

Glow Characteristics: The Luminescent (Glow) Stripe glows very bright when charged and the glow brightness dissipates gradually in darkness. The brighter and longer the light charge is, the brighter and longer the glow will be. Sunlight and Tactical LED flashlights give the best charge, but any type of lighting will work. It will glow very bright after just a few seconds of charge, and will glow longer with a bit longer charge. Typically, in total darkness after being charged you can expect it to glow very bright for 5 minutes, brighter than tritium for 30 minutes and at a lower level for a few hours. This works very well to have a very bright glow when transitioning from daylight to a dark room and as your eyes adjust to lower light levels, the lower level glow will still appear bright and very easy to pick up. Additionally, the bright glow makes the sight dramatically easier to pick up against dark targets and background clutter where black sight posts get completely lost.

Features
–  Billet Machined 416 Stainless Steel Construction
–  Melonite matte black finish
–  Luminescent Green Contrast Stripe in machined grove
–  Bold, Fast Sight Picture
–  Precision Aiming Point
–  Drops into any AR-15 Front Sight Housing using standard sight tool
–  Sight tool NOT included.

The first run of the new Blitzkrieg Components AR-15 Luminescent Spike Front Sight Post is available exclusively from Rainier Arms at a special intro price of just $19.95. Blitzkrieg sights sell out fast so head on over to www.RainierArms.com to snag one before they are gone.

$15 3D-Printed Scope Throw Levers

Posted on April 3rd, 2016 by ar15news

We always keep our eye out for content that our readers will appreciate. It doesn’t have to be the most ground breaking new product or accessory. Some times manufacturers will send us information and ask us to post it on our site, other times we happen to run across a new product, special deal or a combination of the two that we think you guys should know about. This is the case with the MK Machining 3D-Printed Scope Throw Levers.

On Saturday I was relaxing after a long week, scrolling through some groups on Facebook when I ran across a post for 3d-printed scope throw levers for just $15. Usually a good throw lever usually runs about $60 so this kind of intrigued me. Throw Levers are designed to help you adjust the magnification on  your scope easier and quicker. 

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MK Machining 3d-printed scope throw lever 1

My first thought was “How strong are these and are they gonna break when I try to use it?”. From what I read the levers are 3D printed from a filament called PETG which is a strong polymer type material that has a little bit of flex to it. A 4-40 bolt is used to tighten into a pressed in threaded brass insert. One of the things this company has stated is that the material is flexible without yielding but if you buy one and are not happy with the strength of the product they will refund the purchase price and even the shipping.

At just $15 and with a guarantee like that there doesn’t seem to much of a risk to trying these out. I have 5 Vortex scopes that I’ll be ordering some of these for and wanted to tell you guys so you can do the same if you’re interested.

They have a ton of models available such as Vortex Viper, Vortex Strike Eagle, Nightforce NXS, Leupold Mark 6, Mark 8, Vortex Razor Gen II, Leupold Mark AR, Bushnell AR Drop Zone, and Kahles i just to name a few. If they don’t have a model for the scope you own they offer a free Throw Lever to anyone who will ship them their scope for a few weeks so they can create the lever.

As I mentioned, these 3D-Printed Scope Throw Levers are just $15. You can check out all of the available models at www.MKMachining.com.

NEW!! Worlds Lightest QD Trijicon MRO Mount by SCALARWORKS

Posted on March 9th, 2016 by ar15news

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

Blitzkrieg Components Chevron Front Sight Posts On Sale

Posted on February 3rd, 2016 by ar15news

I have a few of these Chevron Front Sight Posts from Blitzkrieg Components and love them. They are an awesome upgrade to any front sight that accepts a mil spec style threaded post. Instead of just a simple black post you have this super high contrast Chevron with a very fine point at the top. They offer these in an All Black, Black with White Stripe, Black with Luminescent Stripe and Black with Luminescent/Tritium Dot models. For the month of February, save $5 off all Chevron front sight posts and get Free Shipping. 

www.BlitzkriegComponents.com

Blitzkrieg Components Chevron Front Sight Post

**Press Release**

Dorset, England — January 14, 2016 – Shield Sights announced today that Brownells has included the Shield CQS and SIS Red Dot Sights for US distribution. The Shield Sights products are available immediately and will be featured at SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

“This is a positive step forward for our International sales and more importantly Shield supporting the US shooting industry” said James White, marketing director at Shield. “This is a testament to the quality and functionality of the Shield product line.”

The CQS and SIS Red Dot Sights have been created with the military standards that were requested and recognized by the UK MOD and proven in our CQB model. These robust features along with many added features are now available in CQS and SIS Red Dot Sights and made available to every shooter in the US.

“Shield Sights prides themselves on innovation and will continue to bring new products to market like the Shield CQS and Red Dot Sights,” said James White. “With these innovations, we feel confident that our partners at Brownells will continue to add us to their product line throughout 2016.”

Shield Sights has been at the fore front of Red Dot design and functionality for the past 20 years and the SIS is the latest product offering. The SIS has been designed by listening to customers and gaining real-world application feedback from Special Forces, Law Enforcement, Competition shooters, and Military users across the world.  The SIS features including 3 x Automatic brightness levels, 12 x manual levels and 4 Reticule options.

The SIS and CQS both come packaged with a variable triple height polymer picatinny mount allowing the user to determine the most comfortable height set-up.

Shield Sights can be purchased at this direct link: Brownells

For more information on Shield Sights please visit – www.shieldsights.com

Shield Sights SIS CQS red dot Shot Show

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About Shield

SHIELD was formed in the early 1980’s in Great Britain. Shield continues to manufacture the world’s smallest, lightest, toughest mini red dot sight. Sold under other brand names for many years, you may know the Shield Mini Sight as the Firepoint, Tasco Optima, Trijicon RedDot or JPoint. Based on our in-depth knowledge, accumulated through 30 years in the industry, we are continually seeking to develop innovative products that will enable you to hit the target early.

About Brownells

Serious About Firearms Since 1939™, Brownells is the world’s leading source for gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools, survival gear and archery. With a large selection of both common and hard-to-find items, and an extensive collection of videos, articles, and gun schematics, Brownells is the expert for everything shooting-related. Committed to maintaining our great traditions, Brownells has more, does more and knows more – and guarantees it all, Forever. For more information or to place an order, call 800-741-0015 or visit Brownells.com. Stay up-to-date with Brownells on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Geissele’s Sneak Peek Christmas Present

Posted on December 29th, 2015 by ar15news

In case you missed it, just before Christmas Geissele Automatics gave AR owners all over the country a Christmas present of sorts by releasing a sneak peek at a couple of new products that will be coming soon. As you may already know, Geissele has been working on a new Scope Mount for a DOD (Department of Defense) customer since early 2015 and will be available for consumer purchase in 2016.

Geissele Automatics Scope Mount 1Photo by Johnny Danger

As if Geissele Scope Mounts weren’t good enough, just prior to Christmas they released an image that had every AR owners mouth watering. In the image (see below) there was a sneak peek at the new Geissele Ambi Charging Handle and Geissele T1/T2 micro red dot mount. The Ambi Charging Handle looks like it has a nice curve to the handles which should help you really get a good grip on it for ease of use and the T1/T2 mount looks low profile but stout.

Geissele Automatics T1-T2 red dot mount and Ambi Charging Handle

Another new product coming soon is a new scope mount for the 50 BMG rifle. As you can imagine, due to recoil you can’t just use any old scope mount on a 50 BMG. The new Geissele 50 BMG Scope Mount will feature a 3 bolt design for the mount to rifle interface as well as a 3 bolt design for the scope ring caps to clamp on and hold the optic nice and tight over a larger surface area. If you own a 50 BMG rifle, this might be something to look into!

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Geissele Automatics Scope Mount 3

As you can see, Geissele isn’t just sitting around happy to be making Triggers and Rails. They are working continually to add more and more to their lineup all the time. Now if we could just talk Bill into making complete rifles we would be all set. 🙂 For more information on Geissele product, head on over to www.Geissele.com.

Kinetic Development Group SIDELOK MRO Optic Mount

Posted on December 18th, 2015 by ar15news

KDG has just introduced the newest member of their SIDELOK family. The new SIDELOK MRO Optic Mount is you guessed it…for the new Trijicon MRO. The new SIDELOK quick attach/release mounting system is pretty amazing. With just one hand you can release the optic from the rifle and then push it back on and it locks in place. If you’re one of the many people who purchased the new Trijicon MRO red dot, you should definitely give the KDG SIDELOK MRO Mount a look.

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KDG SIDELOK MRO Mount 2

KDG SIDELOK MRO Mount 2

The Sidelok is a revolutionary new mounting system for optics. The patented cam system locks the mount down onto picatinny without the need of tools, side levers, or huge knobs. The release system allows users to change out there optics on the fly with less hassle. The 2 levels of locks (MRO Mount) ensure the optic will not move unintentionally, maintaining zero for the shooter, and returning to zero when remounting in same position after removal. This mount utilizes a lower 1/3 co-witness.

Specifications:

Height (From top of Picatinny Rail): .88″

Width: 1.10″

Length: Base – 2.25″

Weight: 2.9 ounces (7.0 ounces total with optic attached)

Features: Lower 1/3 Co-witness

Finish: Black Anodized

Compatibility: Trijicon MRO Red Dot Optic

Rainier Arms has secured the exclusive intro and a special intro price on the new mount at just $119.95. Get in on this intro special at www.RainierArms.com.

Cyber Monday Sale – Griffin Armament

Posted on November 29th, 2015 by ar15news

Griffin Armament is offering 10% off site wide on everything except their suppressors for Cyber Monday. This is a great opportunity to add a new muzzle brake, BCG, suppressor mount, ambi charging handle, offset sights, etc. and save a few bucks. Head on over to www.GriffinArmament.com and check out their stuff. You might find something you just can’t live without!

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