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New!! Luminescent Spike Sight Post for Magpul MBUS PRO

Posted on August 25th, 2015 by ar15news

Blitzkrieg Components just released the first photos of their new Magpul MBUS PRO Spike Shaped Front Sight Post. For the past few years they have been making the awesome Chevron Front Sight Post for most mil spec front sights but as soon as Magpul released their MBUS PRO all you heard was “What are you gonna make for the MBUS PRO?”. The MBUS PRO does not take a mil spec front sight post so Blitzkrieg Components had to do a complete ground up redesign. What they came up with looks pretty awesome to me. Its basically a Spike with a very sharp point like the top of a Chevron but it also features a luminescent strip that is very bright and high contrast during the day but also glows bright at night like their luminescent Chevron sight. 

Blitzkrieg Components MBUS PRO Spike sight post 1

Blitzkrieg Components MBUS PRO Spike sight post 1

Blitzkrieg Components MBUS PRO Spike sight post 1

NEW Blitzkrieg Spike shaped sight post for the Magpul MBUS Pro sights. First model has a Luminescent Green stripe which is bright day or night.

Will be available Sept 2015.

Looks like this is just the first of many models of Blitzkrieg Components front sight posts for the Magpul MBUS PRO. According to BC the MBUS PRO Luminescent Spike front sight post will not be available until September 2015 which is fine by me. That is my birthday month after all. Looking forward to picking up a few of these to outfit my MBUS PRO obsession….collection. 

www.BlitzkriegComponents.com

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ADM / Vortex Optics StrikeEagle 1-6×24 AR-BDC Mount Combo

Posted on August 7th, 2015 by ar15news

American Defense Mfg has the new and much anticipated Vortex Optics StrikeEagle 1-6×24 AR-BDC scopes in-stock and has them paired with their RECON-X mount for an unbeatable deal. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on one of these scopes for a while and am very tempted with this deal. Basically you can get the scope and mount for just $430 which is about $100 less than if I were to buy the scope and mount separately. This should be an awesome setup so if you’re looking for a quality optic/mount combo that won’t break the bank, head on over to www.AmericanDefenseManufacturing.com.

Vortex Strike Eagle Recon-X Mount 1

Vortex Strike Eagle Recon-X Mount 1

Vortex Strike Eagle Recon-X Mount 1

Vortex Strike Eagle Recon-X Mount 1

Vortex Strike Eagle Recon-X Mount 1

Vortex Optics StrikeEagle 1-6×24 AR-BDC reticle / RECON-X mount combo is available NOW on our website! We just got these long awaited scopes in from Vortex with more on the way. Follow the link below for the product listing on our website.

www.AmericanDefenseManufacturing.com

*UIC Mod 2 not included*

Blitzkrieg Components recently introduced a new version of their Chevron front sight. It basically took their popular Luminescent (glow in the dark) Chevron to a new level by adding a Trijicon Tritium Dot near the tip of it. This ensures that even if your Chevron itself has stopped glowing the Tritium Dot can be seen making it a true Night Sight that will replace any mil spec front sight post. Rainier Arms just got their first shipment of Chevron Night Sights with Adjustment Tools and is offering them at an introductory price of $64.95 vs the normal retail of $74.95. 

Purchase at www.RainierArms.com.

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ZeroBravo Inc REOS (Rapid Engagement Offset Sights)

Posted on July 16th, 2015 by ar15news

As many of you are already know, high power scopes are great for distance shooting but they are not great for quick target acquisition at closer range. For this reason a pair of offset sights can be an invaluable tool on your rifle with magnified optics. I’ve been running the ZeroBravo Inc. REOS or Rapid Engagement Offset Sights on my Cross Machine Tool AR-10 for some time now and I wanted to give you guys a look at my setup and let you know what I think of them. 

ZeroBravo REOS 1

The REOS are a two-piece ring that is designed to fit around the body of the scope on your SPR, DMR, Sniper Rifle, etc. With the REOS you get two rings and each ring has a small ghost ring aperture that sticks out to the side. You place one in front of the windage and elevation knobs and one behind them as you can see in the picture below. These two rings now form a front and rear offset sight. I usually shoot right handed so I installed mine on the right side of the scope but they can easily be mount on the left side for left handed shooters.

ZeroBravo REOS 1

ZeroBravo REOS 1

The REOS are available in 1 inch, 30mm and 34 mm size rings. My Vortex Optics Viper PST 6-24 has a 30mm tube so that is what I used. Once installed its basically time to hit the range to get them aligned correctly and zero’d. Per the directions from Zero Bravo, I rotated the REOS counter clockwise until the ghost rings were visible just under the windage turret on my scope. You can verify that your rings are in the correct spot by picking up your rifle and rotating it about 45 degrees to bring the ghost rings into your line of sight. 

ZeroBravo REOS 1

From here it is a matter of engaging a target that is within the range you feel you would need to use them. I suggest 20-25 yards. You can make fine sight adjustments by loosening one of the rings and rotating it slightly until your point of aim matches your point of impact.

ZeroBravo REOS 1

Overall I have zero negative things to say regarding the REOS. They function exactly as advertised if not better. The ZeroBravo REOS are basically so simple they have everyone who tries them thinking…”Why didn’t I think of that”.

At first glance I was worried that they would be in the way and stick out too far from the scope but that concern was quickly laid to rest. As you can see in the pictures above the REOS are actually more compact than the windage knob of my scope and if you install them correctly do not cause any issues with access to the windage knob. So far I have been able to repeatedly hit targets out as far 40-50 yards with the REOS with no problem, however it is much easier at closer distances. One thing I personally plan to do is put a bit of high visibility white paint in the aperture of the REOS for even quicker sight alignment. 

Bottom line, if you are looking for an effective, affordable, light weight and ambidextrous set of offset sights for your rifle, the ZeroBravo Inc REOS are where it’s at. You can purchase them directly from ZeroBravo at www.ZeroBravo.com.

Many of you are probably familiar with the Blitzkrieg Components Chevron front sight posts which replace your standard AR-15 front sight post. They are a great upgrade that brings a high contrast, sharp aiming point to your sight picture. For a while now, a lot of people have been asking for a night sight version. Blitzkrieg Components listened and not that long ago started offering their new “Luminescent” model which you can charge with a bright flashlight, etc. As you can imagine, there were still consumers who wanted something that didn’t require a charge, so Blitzkrieg Components has added an additional model which now features a Tritium Dot right in the tip of the Luminescent Chevron giving you the best of both worlds. Check out the pics below. The first one shows a side by side I did of a couple of my uppers and the difference the standard Chevron makes. A photo of the new Tritium model is below.

Blitzkrieg Components Chevron Front Sight Post

Blitzkrieg Components Chevron Tritium Front Sight Post 1

Tritium Dot with Luminescent Green Stripes. These are shipping now without sight tools for $67.95 (just install the old school way with a bullet tip). They will be available with sight tools at end of June for $74.95.

https://www.blitzkriegcomponents.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1817

Scalarworks Low Drag Mount Zero Hold Demonstration Video

Posted on June 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

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.

http://scalarworks.com
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Kinetic Development Group SIDELOK™ Optic Mounts

Posted on May 28th, 2015 by ar15news

May 28, 2015 – Kinetic Development Group LLC

Kinetic Development Group is proud to announce the debut of their SIDELOK™ – Superior Mounting Solution for Optics. 

Today KDG took the market by surprise and launched an amazing solution for optics, the SIDELOK™. The SIDELOK™ is by far the most innovative optics mounts we have seen released on the market it a long time. Here is why:

The first reason is repeatability. Generally optics mounts have two attachment points with separate levers. Some are adjustable so you can tighten or loosen them for the particular tolerance picatinny rail you may be mounting to. One may be tighter, one slightly looser. This is recipe for disaster in the repeatability department when installing or removing an optical accessory. The other problem is you may like you optic so tight you actually damage the pic rail. That is why the Government Issued mounts for the Aimpoint actually limit the torque you can apply to the installation knob.

There is a religion when it comes to military members about putting on an optic, zeroing it, and leaving it there for fear they may lose zero between missions, and for good reason. Lets say you wanted to remove your long-range optic and put on your red dot. You would be absolutely incompetent if you did not confirm zero. Why? There are so many variables between installing, removing and reinstalling an optic you NEED to reconfirm, even if you reinstall in the same slots on the picatinny rail.

Now here comes the SIDELOK™. The SIDELOK™ takes the incompetence out of mounting optics. What do we mean by that? You have no input as a human being on how your optic mounts to your pic rail. What do we mean? You can’t screw it up!

KDG SIDELOK Mount 1

With SIDELOK™, simply roll the optic (attached to your SIDELOK™ mount) to your picatinny railed weapon and “click!!” the mount automatically deploys the locking bars to the 45-degree angles of the picatinny rail (which hold the tightest tolerance concerning the picatinny rail specification). The locking bars snap in at the exact same time making the mounting completely repeatable. The spring cams apply the exact same amount of pressure between the two bars. The system works on spring pressure with a cam that supplies exponentially more mechanical advantage than the button that is used to release it from the weapon.

Removal and installation is extremely fast. Does that make you nervous? The only way this is coming off is if it is deliberate and by the user (YOU!). Not a sling hung up in the works. Not being jammed up on gear. Not being dropped from a first story roof in Iraq onto concrete. Yet, you can peel it off sooner than you can open your Copenhagen. The reason is there is a safety lock. You have to push the button with a human fingertip. That releases recessed “Glock like” secondary safety lock that allows the user to overcome the mechanical advantage of the cam lock and roll off the weapon. Firing a weapon with a heavy optic? The SIDELOK™ gets tighter if it needs to. This is pure mechanics; not a photographer’s quick detaching clamp like the other offerings on the market. The SIDELOK™ is also one of the slimmest mounts on the market. There is nothing in the way to snag on you, or interfere with your charging handle on a side-charging weapon platform.

KDG SIDELOK Mount 1

KDG SIDELOK Mount 1

This may not mean much to you if you are a user with 4 uppers for various mission profiles or uses. However, many of us and even many local LE agencies do not have the budget for mission specific uppers set up to go. With the SIDELOK™, you literally can pick and choose your mission, install your accessory in less than a second, and if installed in the same place it was zeroed, it will be on the mark.

KDG SIDELOK Mount 1

The first of the SIDELOK™ to be released is the SIDELOK™ specifically for the Aimpoint Patrol Rifle Optic (PRO); which is also compatible with the Aimpoint Comp M4 and the C3 models. The second is the universal picatinny SIDELOK™ Scope Riser. Don’t worry, the Aimpoint T1, T2, H1, and H2 model SIDELOK™ is on the way soon…. Stay tuned.

Please visit kineticdg.com for more information or email info@kineticdg.com for questions.

Initial Impressions – SCALARWORKS LDM/MICRO Mount

Posted on May 9th, 2015 by ar15news

A while back I helped introduce the SCALARWORKS LDM/Micro mount for Aimpoint T-1/H-1 red dots. They have been a very popular mount since then and now I’m excited to actually get to try one out for myself. I’ve had the Absolute Co-Witness mount on my SBR for about a week now and wanted to give my initial impressions with a long term review down the road.

The LDM/Micro mount was designed to be a low profile and light weight QD mount. The Absolute Co-Witness mount weighs just 1.25 ounces which is extremely impressive, especially for a QD mount. You can immediately tell when holding it that its quite a bit lighter than most mounts. For instance one of my other favorites, the ADM Micro Mount weighs 3.7 ounces (according to the ADM website) which is about 3 times what the SCALARWORKS LDM/Micro mount weighs.

Scalarworks LDM Micro Mount 1

The fit and finish on the LDM/Micro mount was also very nice. No sharp points or inconsistent anodizing at all. Just a very clean, high quality look. Another thing I noticed was that the anodizing seemed to match up color wise to my Aimpoint T-1 which at a quick glance makes it look like a one-piece Optic/Mount setup. The design itself I think is very attractive.

Scalarworks LDM Micro Mount 1

Installation is very simple. The QD wheel on the LDM/Micro mount features very positive clicks as you turn it that help lock it in place not allowing it to unwind by itself. It also makes it extremely easy to install or remove if needed. Once tightened down by hand it is extremely solid and has zero wobble or movement to it.

Scalarworks LDM Micro Mount 1

The LDM/Micro mount uses a telescoping guided clamp that is the entire length of the mount which should help it hold zero very well and is something they talk about in their marketing. This is one feature I have not had any time to test out but will very soon. Just a matter of shooting a group, removing the mount, re-installing the mount and shooting another group, repeat!

Scalarworks LDM Micro Mount 1

So my initial impressions are very good. I am looking forward to using the LDM/Micro mount full time on my SBR this year. Pricing on the SCALARWORKS LDM/Micro mount is a bit higher than some of the other mounts on the market but I think the quality and lightweight/low drag aspect of it makes up for that very fast.

One thing to note is that the LDM/Micro mount does not come with screws and requires that you use your “factory” screws. If you are like me and bought a T-1 with something other than the factory low mount you will probably need different screws. My T-1 came with the Factory LRP QD mount which has really long screws. Thankfully I had some screws from a different mount that I was able to use. This is not a problem, just something to keep in mind, when purchasing you might want to contact Aimpoint to purchase a new set of screws.

It just so happens that the same week SCALARWORKS sent me my mount, they also sent Rainier Arms a shipment of both Absolute Co-Witness and Lower 1/3 Co-Witness mounts. If you’re looking for a great place to purchase one from, head on over to www.RainierArms.com.

Magpul MBUS PRO LR Adjustable Rear Sight On Sale

Posted on May 9th, 2015 by ar15news

VF Gunrunners is offering a deal on the Magpul MBUS PRO LR which has a built in elevation adjustment wheel with preset detents at 50 meter increments all the way out to 600 meters. As always, buying a rear sight is always more expensive than buying a front sight…just because. Normal retail on this sight is $129.95 but the sale price right now is $98.95 with FREE SHIPPING. I don’t know about you but I really appreciate companies that offer free shipping on stuff. It takes the guess work out of “Am I really getting a good deal?”. While you’re there you can also pick up a front sight too.

MBUS PRO LR Rear Sight  –  $98.95 w/Free Shipping

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Get Some!! Bobro LowRider BUIS Are In-Stock and Ready to Ship

Posted on April 20th, 2015 by ar15news

**EDIT:  These are in-stock right now so get ’em while they’re hot!** 4/20/15 2:00PM EST

I received word over the weekend that the new LowRider BUIS from Bobro Engineering are finally nearing their initial release and should be available for purchase VERY soon…as in THIS week. If you haven’t seen or heard of the LowRider BUIS from Bobro, you’ve got to check these out. 

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 2

The Bobro Engineering LowRider sights are designed from the start to be an extremely low profile set of BUIS for a specific purpose. Many Short Barreled Rifle owners have run into an issue with figuring out how to mount a set of BUIS on the upper and still fit their needed Lights, Lasers and Optics. The idea was to make it so that the Rear Sight was so low profile that there was almost no possible way it could interfere with optics and the Front Sight could easily be mounted under the front arm of the optic mount. This keeps them out of the way, but can still be used in the even the primary optic has a failure. 

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 2

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 2Photo by Chris Tran

The Bobro LowRider sights are so low profile in the stowed position that you almost don’t notice they are even there unless you are looking for them.

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 2

Even though these sights were designed to fill a specific need, they can still be used on a full size rifle in traditional BUIS positions as shown below. The LowRider sights still maintain all of the adjustability of a standard set of BUIS such as Windage and Elevation and lock in place when flipped up. Just press the button on the side to release them and they lay flat.

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 2

Rainier Arms has secured the first 50 available sets and has 40 sets available on www.RainierArms.com at $200 and they will sell 10 sets on www.Revolvr.com at $190. These are in-stock right now so get ’em while they’re hot!

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All photos unless otherwise listed are courtesy of Tracerx Photography.

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