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New Images & Details – Vortex Razor AMG UH-1 Holographic Sight

Posted on February 20th, 2017 by ar15news

If you remember, back in November we were one of the first to give you a sneak peek of the new Vortex Optics Razor AMG UH-1 Holographic Sight. At that time all we had were some minor details and a single image. Since then more details and images have come out, including these images below that my buddy Greg Skaz Photography took while at SHOT Show 2017. 

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As you can see the Razor AMG UH-1 is not some wimpy little optic. It has a larger all metal housing that keeps everything protected and a built-in quick detach mount. There are 15 brightness settings for the new EBR-CQB reticle (shown below) and still includes the built-in micro-usb port for charging rechargeable CR-123 batteries. One thing I heard was that Vortex has been getting 1,500 hours of run time per CR-123 battery which sounds pretty awesome. Full details available at www.VortexOptics.com.

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Here’s an awesome overview video Vortex Optics put together showing the optic and its features. 

The MSRP price for the Razor AMG UH-1 is $699 but there are a few retailers taking pre-orders right now at just $499. I’ve listed links to them below. Vortex has said they will start filling pre-orders this Spring which, believe it or not, is right around the corner. If you’re looking to get your hands on one of these bad boys, put in your pre-order and then sit in your lawn chair out by the mail box. 

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Nikon Debuts BLACK Riflescope Series

Posted on February 16th, 2017 by ar15news

**Press Release**

Melville, NY (February 13,2016) – Nikon doubles down on its commitment to American shooters with the introduction of the new BLACK riflescope series-a new category of dedicated optics with models engineered for both precision long-range rifle and action-shooting AR enthusiasts.

For the precision rifle shooter, Nikon’s BLACK X1000 is offered in a range of 4-16×50 and 6-24×50 models with X-MRAD or X-MOA tactical-style reticles synchronized to elevated windage and elevation turrets. Accurate and repeatable, the adjustments enable precise dialing of elevation come ups and wind compensation, while each of the new reticle designs present the shooter with a visually clean, yet highly functional and advanced tool for estimating range or maintaining holdovers.

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Shooters looking for rapid-action targeting capability with AR/MSR platforms can rely on the new BLACK FORCE1000 1-4×24 riflescope with capped turrets and SpeedForce reticle.  When the riflescope is dialed down to its true 1x magnification, the reticle’s illuminated double horseshoe center portion serves as quick reference for reaction-speed target acquisition and engagement, as well as for establishing moving target leads.  The SpeedForce MOA reticle also integrates BDC circles and hash marks for precise intermediate-range target holdovers.

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The new BLACK series reticles can be applied to virtually any shooting application, regardless of caliber or ballistic performance and can be further optimized for specific shooting situations utilizing Nikon’s Spot On Ballistic Match Technology.

BLACK series riflescopes all feature a 30mm main body tube built with aircraft-grade aluminum alloy and Type 3 hard anodizing, providing exceptional ruggedness and optimum strength-to-weight ratios. Each riflescope has an optical system built from Nikon’s lead- and arsenic-free glass Eco-Glass, which is optimized with the company’s full multilayer coating on all air-to-glass lens surfaces. Spring-loaded instant zero-reset turrets provide precise, repeatable corrections on all BLACK riflescope models. And like all Nikon riflescopes, the new BLACK series is backed by the company’s No Fault policy for repair or replacement.

Nikon’s new BLACK riflescope series will be available Spring 2017, with the full range of models shown here: www.nikonsportoptics.com

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**Sneak Peek** LANTAC OPTAC Aimpoint T1/T2 Mount

Posted on December 29th, 2016 by ar15news

LANTAC just released a sneak peek of their new Aimpoint T1/T2 optic mount featuring their new OPTAC (Optical and Accessory) Mounting System. The clamp system uses a floating tension arm that can be adjusted after the mount is clamped in place. It has a 7075-T6 Aluminum Chassis and 17-4 PH Stainless Steel working parts. Look for more information on the new line of LANTAC products featuring the OPTAC Mounting System coming soon. 

www.LANTAC-USA.com

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**NEW** Griffin Armament M2 (Micro Modular) Sights

Posted on November 29th, 2016 by ar15news

If you’ve been looking for BUIS lately you’ve probably noticed that what used to be a one or two dog show has all of a sudden become a main event with some really nice contenders. Now you have to decide… “Are these bulky sights okay or should I look for a super compact set?”, “Do I want to go really cheap or really expensive?”, “Do I want normal 90 degree BUIS or should I go for a set of offset ones?”, on and on the decision making goes until your head is spinning. Apparently Griffin Armament has had this same experience because their new M2 (Micro Modular) Sights address all of that and more. The new M2 Sights are very compact, can be user configured in 90 degree or 45 degree offset and the price point even for the complete “Full Deployment Kit” is right in line or cheaper than many non-modular BUIS.

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The M2 Sights can be purchased in a 90 Degree Kit, 45 Degree Offset Kit or the Full Deployment Kit which comes with both 90 Degree and 45 Degree mount plates. The Full Deployment Kit retails for just $185. They also sell just the mounting plates, so if you go for a 90 Degree now instead of the full kit you can still convert them to 45 Degree Offset BUIS down the road. Read more about this awesome new product below or head on over to www.GriffinArmament.com.

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Griffin Armament is proud to introduce affordable Micro Modular Sights (M2) compatible with Picatinny rail systems. Griffin M2 sights offer an industry first, patent pending, modular base plate system. Constructed from QPQ Treated 17-4 and ordnance grade steel, Griffin M2 Sights were designed to be the correct product for every backup sight application.

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A shooter can use these durable, low profile sights in a 12 o’clock mounted application while having the flexibility to reconfigure them to ambidextrous 45 degree angle sights using the alternate and available angle plates. This flexibility ensures these sights can be used by anyone and will never end up in a box of undesirable legacy kit. The full M2 deployment kit includes the front and rear sight assemblies as well as both vertical and angled bases for a complete modular system. However, sights and bases are available separately for users who wish to buy parts as needed. The front A2 sight provides elevation adjustment while ensuring maximum aftermarket support for your favorite post, be it tritium, fiber optic, match grade, or otherwise. An extremely low profile, snag resistant, slotted rear windage screw, affords easy but more importantly secure adjustability.

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Robust spring tension of both front and rear flip up assemblies ensures accurate repeatability every time the sight towers are actuated.

Never before has a product in this category offer this degree of flexibility. Griffin M2 Sights have a minimal foot print, and are among the smallest backup sights on the market. For a mere 2 and half ounces your rifle can be equipped with a durable iron sight system, to provide aiming capability in rain, snow, or fog, on or off axis without dependence on batteries or glass.

www.GriffinArmament.com

2016 Black Friday S A L E ! ! – Griffin Armament

Posted on November 25th, 2016 by ar15news

Griffin Armament is offering 30% off of their Furniture Kits and 30% off of their new M2 (Micro Modular) Sights. I’ve been wanting to buy some new BUIS for a while and just haven’t been really excited about any until I saw these. Will be picking up a few sets myself. If you want to get in on these deals, head on over to www.GriffinArmament.com and get to shopping. No discount code to worry about. Discounts are already shown on the product pricing. Get some!!

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2016 Black Friday S A L E ! ! – Blitzkrieg Components

Posted on November 23rd, 2016 by ar15news

The Blitzkrieg Components Black Friday Sale starts now! Save 15% using the discount code “BLITZ15” at checkout on the Blitzkrieg Components website. Blitzkrieg makes some of the coolest Front Sight Posts out there to upgrade your front sights and also some awesome 9mm buffer upgrades as well. Check it out!

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Thank you for helping to make this a successful year for us. We are offering a 15% off coupon code for Blitzkrieg Components. Coupon Code is BLITZ15. It will be in effect Wed 23 Nov through Monday 28 Nov.

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**First Look** Vortex Optics RAZOR AMG UH-1 Holographic Sight

Posted on November 22nd, 2016 by ar15news

Woke up to this in my email and wanted to share it with all of you!! Vortex Optics is releasing sneak peeks of their new Razor AMG UH-1 holographic sight. According to the information below it has few moving parts for maximum durability, uses CR123 batteries or rechargeable LFP CR123A batteries that can be recharged using the built-in waterproof micro-USB port. It will feature a new EBR-CQB reticle as well. It is not shown on the main Vortex Optics website yet so stay tuned for more information on this awesome looking new optic. 

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Meet the Razor® AMG® UH-1, affectionately known in-house as “Huey.”  The UH-1 is a completely new force in weapon mounted holographic technology, and you’re one of the first to see it! Inside the durable aluminum chassis the UH-1 features fewer moving parts compared to traditional holographic sights, which equates to maximum durability. The sight is powered with the included CR123A battery, but also has the option of running LFP CR123A’s, which can be recharged using the on-board, waterproof micro-USB port. We believe the shooter is the only one who should see the new EBR-CQB reticle so we engineered the entire system to virtually eliminate all traces of forward signature, unlike any other red dot or holographic sight on the market.

One of my favorite optic mounts is now available for the Trijicon RMR. Scalarworks has just announced their new LDM/RMR which features Scalarworks QD mounting system and the light weight yet strong design Scalarworks is known for. The combination of the RMR and LDM/RMR mount weighs in at less than 2.5 ounces making it an ultra lightweight, compact, durable quick detach red dot package, perfect for use on an SBR or Lightweight build. Check out the details and pics below.

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EASTON, PA – November 1st, 2016 – Scalarworks, manufacturer of high-performance firearms accessories, is pleased to introduce the Low Drag Mount™ for Trijicon RMR sights; the lightest quick-detach Trijicon RMR mount in existence – weighing only 1.27oz, including sight screws.

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The LDM/RMR is a lightweight, low-profile, quick-detach optic mount that is compatible with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails and Trijicon RMR red dot sights. Full product specs and details can be found here: https://scalarworks.com/optic-mounts/ldm-rmr/

Like all Scalarworks Low Drag Mounts™; the LDM/RMR has a monolithic base made of high-strength 7075-T6 Aluminum, and features our proprietary recoil-proof notched thumbscrew with ball detent. It also has the same precision telescoping clamp as our popular Aimpoint Micro, Aimpoint CompM4, and Trijicon MRO mounts, which ensures a repeatable zero with each installation.

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The LDM/RMR paired with a Trijicon RM06 weighs less than 2.5oz, making it the lightest Quick-Detach Red Dot sight package in existence. The LDM/RMR is proudly made in the USA, and is available in both Absolute and Lower-Third Co-Witness height variants. Both have a retail  price of $149.

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

New Front Sights Options from Blitzkrieg Components

Posted on November 1st, 2016 by ar15news

**Press Release**

Blitzkrieg Components, LLC has just released several new options for their series of AR style front sight posts. First is a new bright orange color option that is now available in addition to the black, white and luminescent green options previously available. The new orange stripes are now available on their patented AR Chevron sight post and AR Tritium Chevron sight post, as well as their Spike shaped sight post for the Magpul® MBUS PRO® sights.  

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White stripe options have also been added to their line-up for the AR Tritium Chevron sight post and the Magpul® MBUS PRO® Spike sight post. The luminescent green color remains the only luminescent (glow) paint option. More white and orange models have been added based on customer demand. The popular AR Tritium Chevron is now available with white, orange, and luminescent green paint options.  

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All of the Blitzkrieg Components AR style sight posts are compatible with any front sight that accepts a standard front sight post. Installation is a simple drop-in process and models are available with a custom stainless steel sight tool if desired. The models for the Magpul® MBUS PRO® install in seconds with no tools and provide some great new options for those popular sights. All of the Blitzkrieg Components sight posts are machined from stainless steel with a tough black nitride finish. The contrasting paint stripes are applied into a machined groove using the most durable compounds for long service life. For more information visit their website at www.blitzkriegcomponents.com.

For the seasoned shooter, making adjustments on their go to optic may seem like second nature. For a novice or new shooter, making those same adjustments can take some time to figure out. Now throw in different optics with different click values and even an experienced shooter can get thrown off. ZeroBravo has just introduced the new S.M.A.R.T. Card which is designed as a tool to help you know right away what each click of virtually any optic represents from 7 meters all the way out to 400 meters.

The Simple Marksman Adjustment Reference Table, or S.M.A.R.T. Card, was developed to provide a simple answer to the question we have all had on the range. “How many clicks do I need to move up an inch at this distance?”

While the concept is simple, amassing the data into a useful format was key. For example – The DeltaPoint Pro or Trijicon RMR moves 1” per click at 100 yards. But how does that translate on your pistol at 7 yards? The answer to that question is 1 click moves 4/57” at 7 yards. Great! That is useless information to someone trying to figure out how many clicks to move their adjustment. So it is simplified to 1/14 – so it would take 14 clicks to move it 1 inch at 7 yards.

All the data was calculated for both yards and meters and the average was used. This number was then simplified to fractions of 1/* in order to give the shooter or coach a useful reference for how far to move that particular optic at the referenced distance. An example of this is that the M4 rear sight 3/4” per click at 100 meters. At 25 meters, it moves 6/35”. To simplify this, we change this to 7/35” – or simply 1/5”. So now you know you need to go 5 clicks at 25 meters to move 1”. While we freely acknowledge that the mathematical conversions are not exact, we feel that the difference of 1/35” is negligible and the referenced measurement is much more useful as the simple fraction.

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In addition to the data referenced on our wheel from 7m to 400 meters, the card also contains 2 rulers for measuring your groups as well as two trajectory illustrations for instructors to better explain this concept to their students.

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The card is made from water proof die cut PVC so additional protection is not required for use on the range, in your field bag, or anywhere else. Measuring 5” wide and 4” tall, the card will easily fit in your uniform pocket, back pocket or range bag.

The S.M.A.R.T. Card is manufactured from die cut PVC and is 100% Made in the USA.

Height:   4 in (10.16 cm)

Width:   5 in (12.7 cm)

Depth:   0.06 in (0.15 cm)

Weight:   0.5 oz (14.17 g)

I personally love to take someone who has never shot before and teach them firearms safety, get them out shooting, learning how to make scope adjustments, etc. The last thing I want to do with that new shooter is overwhelm them with a figuring out click values at different distances.

Using a tool like this in conjunction with working through the actual math reinforces that you’re doing the correct mental math. Practice Makes Perfect! While not everyone will feel the need for this product I definitely see it coming in very handy when helping new shooters learn how to make adjustments, working with a new optic, etc. Being that its made of a durable PVC material its an easy item to just throw in your range bag and take it with you anytime you shoot.

The new ZeroBravo S.M.A.R.T. Card is priced at just $14.95 available right now at www.ZeroBravo.com.


This article was written by Mark B Wentzel

**NEW** SHIELD RMS – REFLEX MINI SIGHT

Posted on September 28th, 2016 by ar15news

SHIELD just introduced their newest model called the RMS which stands for Reflex Mini Sight. The RMS is a super compact red dot sight for pistols such as Glocks, etc. The housing of the RMS is so compact that you can actually still use the factory sights while the RMS is mounted when using the Glock MOS mount plate. The body is machined from aluminum with what appears to be a very generous sight window and also features a pull out side battery drawer that allows you to swap out the battery without removing the optic from the handgun. The RMS is available in both 4MOA and 8MOA dot sizes and with or without the Glock MOS plate.

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The next evolution in mini red dot sights. Small enough to fit discreetly on any gun, tough enough to withstand the harshest recoil and light enough that you won’t even feel it’s there. The RMS is machined from strong aerospace grade aluminium. It has super-fast automatic brightness adjustment to adapt to your environment allowing you to concentrate on the target and the quick release side accessible battery drawer means you can change the battery without the need to dismount.

Its stunning, low profile design makes it an ideal optic for any custom pistol build and coupled with our matching low profile Glock MOS plate, has the RMS sitting so low that the sight will co-witness without the need for suppressor sights.

SHIELD is taking pre-orders now. If you’re looking for a new red dot for one of your handguns, you might want to check out the new SHIELD RMS at www.ShieldPSD.com.


This article was written by Mark B Wentzel

**Press Release**

Grinnell, Iowa – Brownells proudly offers a new AR-15 front sight, the Battle Arms Development ARCHITEK™, #100-019-664. Available exclusively from Brownells, the sight retails for $89.99.

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Designed for shooters who prefer using iron sights, the ARCHITEK™ simply clamps onto a standard AR-15 barrel between .735″ and .750″ in diameter, and extends the sight radius to the maximum length possible. It works on rifles without the traditional front sight tower gas block.

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It also compensates for any variances in free-float handguard design or installation, or flexing due to firing or sling pressure that could cause imperfect sight alignment. Precision machined from billet aluminum, the ARCHITEK™ is strong but weighs only 1.3 oz. to help keep the rifle balanced and fast-handling.

“We are very pleased to offer our latest product, the ARCHITECK, exclusively through Brownells,” said George Huang, President/CEO of Battle Arms Development. “There is a long working history with Brownells since the early days of Battle Arms Development, and we are honored to be involved in this project.”

The front sight post is thinner than the typical A2-style post and won’t obstruct targets at long ranges. Modeled after the AK-47 front post, the ARCHITEK™ front post allows adjustments with a set of standard pliers, or an AK-47 front sight tool.

Merchandise Manager Paul Levy demonstrated the ARCHITEK™ in a video filmed at the Big Springs range complex.

Customers can order an ARCHITEK™ front sight from Brownells.com, or call 800-741-0015.

About Brownells

Serious About Firearms Since 1939™, Brownells is the world’s leading source for gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools and survival gear. 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.

Media Contact:
Roy Hill, Public Relations Specialist
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**Press Release**

EASTON, PA – August 29, 2016 – Scalarworks, manufacturer of high-performance optic mounts, is pleased to introduce the Low Drag Mount™ for Aimpoint CompM4 sights; the lightest quick-detach Aimpoint CompM4 mount in existence – weighing only 1.49oz, include sight screws.

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The LDM/CompM4 is a lightweight, low-profile, quick-detach optic mount that is compatible with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails and Aimpoint CompM4 and CompM4s red dot sights. Full product specs and details can be found here: https://scalarworks.com/optic-mounts/ldm-compm4/

Like all Scalarworks Low Drag Mounts™; the LDM/CompM4 has a monolithic base made of high-strength 7075-T6 Aluminum, and features our proprietary recoil-proof notched thumbscrew with ball detent. It also has the same precision telescoping clamp as our popular Aimpoint Micro and Trijicon MRO mounts, which ensures a repeatable zero with each installation.

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The LDM/CompM4 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 scalarworks.com

Blitzkrieg Components Front Sight Posts – FREE SHIPPING

Posted on June 15th, 2016 by ar15news

Blitzkrieg Components is offering FREE SHIPPING on their complete line of AR-15 front sight posts during the month of June. Blitzkrieg Components offers a huge variety of different front sight post options for sights that take standard AR-15 FSP’s as well as the super popular Magpul MBUS PRO that will make a night and day difference in target acquisition speed. For the standard FSP you can choose from Black Chevron | White Stripe Chevron | Luminescent Green Stripe Chevron | Luminescent Green/Tritium Chevron | Luminescent Green Stripe Spike and Tritium Spike. For the MBUS PRO you have the option of a Luminescent Green Stripe Spike or a Tritium Spike.

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You can check out these and a bunch of other awesome products at www.BlitzkriegComponents.com.

Aero Precision Automatic Flip-Up BUIS

Posted on June 10th, 2016 by ar15news

Aero Precision already makes pretty much everything else for an AR so why not a nice set of BUIS (Back Up Iron Sights) too? The Aero Precision AR-15 Flip-Up Sights feature an all metal 7-series aluminum construction and made right here in the USA. Push the button on the side and the spring action automatically flips them up into position. These can be purchased separately or as a complete set and are pretty affordable for a nice set of BUIS. Take a look at the pics and specs below.

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The Aero Precision AR15 Front Flip-Up Sight and the AR15 Rear Flip-Up Sight are both made with high-quality aluminum. Whether using as your main sights or as back-up sights for another optic, you can count on the accuracy and durability this set offers. They are designed specifically for the AR15/M16 platform but will fit most 1913 Picatinny Rail sections.

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Front Flip-Up Sight Features:
–  Hooded HK-style design
–  Uses standard A2 front sight post
–  Adjustable for elevation using a mil-spec A2 front sight tool
–  Push button automatically flips sight into upright position
–  Machined from 7075 aluminum
–  Anodized black finish
–  Height above rail (folded) – 0.6 in.
–  Length (folded) – 2.29 in.
–  Made in the USA

Rear Flip-Up Sight Features:
–  Dual rear apertures
–  Mil-Spec height for flat top AR15/M4 upper receivers
–  Low-profile design will clear most scopes while folded=
–  Push button automatically flips sight into upright position
–  Adjustable knob for windage
–  Machined from 7075 aluminum
–  Anodized black finish
–  Height above rail (folded) – 0.72 in.
–  Length (folded) – 2.28 in.
–  Made in the USA

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The new Aero Precision AR-15 Flip-Up Front and Rear Sights can be purchase right now at www.AeroPrecisionUSA.com

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