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**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
(641) 623-8572 roy.hill@brownells.com

**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

Geissele Automatics – Memorial Day Sale 2016

Posted on May 27th, 2016 by ar15news

Geissele Automatics started their Memorial Day Sale. Here’s a great chance to stock up on some of the most sought after AR components in the industry including rails, triggers, optic mounts and even armorer tools. Now through this weekend, save 15% on all products on the Geissele website. No code needed. Just head on over to www.Geissele.com and get some!!

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I ran across this graphic on the Geissele Automatics Facebook page today and wanted to share it with you guys. I’ll be the first to admit I have been a little out of the loop on the Geissele Super Precision Scope Mounts but this graphic surprised me as I had no idea they were offering 3 different variations of the AR15 / M4 Scope Mounts. These mounts are basically the same mounts that Geissele builds for the Unites States SOCOM (Special Operations Command) and have been getting rave reviews by those that have had their hands on them so far. 

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The AR-15/M4 Super Precision series of scope mounts are optimized for use with an AR-15/M4 upper. The mounting surface spans 7 picatinny sections and utilizes 4 shear lugs. These mounts use Geissele’s update of the classic nut and bolt method for clamping the mount to the picatinny rail, which is the most secure method of attaching your scope to your weapon. Each nut and bolt combination provides 1,400 pounds of clamping force, much more than any lever mounting arrangement.

The Geissele Automatics Super Precision scope mounts are available in a Standard, Extended and Hyper Extended configuration with the additional options of 30mm or 34mm ring size, a 20moa built in Cant and your choice of 7075-T6 Aluminum or 2099 Aluminum Lithium Alloy.  You can take a look at and order your own here: https://geissele.com/ar15-m4-super-precision-scope-mount.html

You can take a look at the entire line of Geissele Automatics Super Precision Scope Mounts including the Big Bertha and SOPMOD Certified mounts at www.Geissele.com.

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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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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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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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.

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