Arisaka Defense AR-15 Father’s Day Sale
As fathers ourselves, we expect to spend this weekend kicking it back and enjoying time with our families, the great outdoors, and even a little shooting. We hope all of you get to do the same!
From today through June 19 take advantage of the following discount codes*
DADSROCK – 10% off the entire Arisaka site
SUREFIRE – 15% off all surefire products
MOUNTUP – 20% off all mounts & control accessories
*Coupon codes do not stack
Lantac has just introduced their own spin on a ratcheting castle nut and end plate combo that does not require the end user to stake the castle nut. The Lantac system uses a castle nut with pretty aggressive teeth machined on one side that faces towards the end plate which engage with a tooth on the end plate that is under spring tension. These two lock together for a setup that cannot vibrate loose which is why you don’t have to stake it.
The Lantac RPS, Ratchet Plate System removes the necessity to stake castle nuts in place after fitting. It also provides a QD Sling attachement point directly below the buffer tube. It utilises a one piece designed ratched tooth and arm, machined directly into the anti rotation plate itself.
The enhanced castle nut has an aggressive grip pattern and radially machined groves that register with the spring like arm and tooth on the plate, causing the nut to be retained in place. The nut cannot vibrate loose through firing but can be removed through the use of an armourers wrench if necessary. The teeth and groves are all internal when fitted together so they cannot be accidentally damaged. lighter weight with additional functionality over the standard original design.
I spoke with Brett at Lantac today and he said these are currently in production so look for them to be available for purchase soon. I unfortunately could not nail him down on a price or exact release date.
Pretty sure I have a QD End Plate on just about every rifle I’ve ever built but they all require you to get your big (sometimes gloved) hands into this tiny area to attach/detach the QD sling swivel. The new Sloped Quick Disconnect End Plate (SQD-EP) addresses that issue and gives you a nice ambi QD sling mount. It also covers up some of the castle nut for a cleaner look. I will definitely pick one of these up for my next build and see how it goes. Looks like a great design. Read more about it and check out the pics below.
The Phase 5™ Sloped Quick Disconnect End Plate (SQD-EP) was designed to replace the standard AR15/M4 carbine end plate. While still meeting the requirements of the original design, the SQD-EP is lighter and QD Swivel compatible.
PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA FROM USA RAW BILLET 7075-T6 ALUMINUM.
– Compatible with mil-spec carbine reciever extensions, commercial-spec reciever extensions, and all Phase 5 Pistol Buffer Tubes on nearly all AR15/M4/.308 AR Variant lower recievers.
– Lightweight and sturdy 7075-T6 billet aluminum construction is about 80% stronger than 6061-T6 aluminum.
– Uses a standard AR15/M4 carbine Lower reciever extension castle nut (not included).
– Accepts all push button QD swivels and QD slings.
– QD mount is at a 30 Degree angle from the lower reciever to allow a 360 Degree rotation for ambidextrious use.
– Lighter than the standard stamped steel reciever extention end plate (0.39 oz vs 0.48 oz.
The SQD-EP is in-stock and shipping now. Normally I would just link to the manufacturer (Phase5WSI.com) for new product announcements but I also just noticed that these are available at an intro price at www.RainierArms.com now through 9/15/16.
One can never have enough options for high quality upgrades for the AR15 and Griffin Armament is working hard to make an upgrade for juts about any part you can think of. Shown below is their new C2E Contour Connect End Plate. The C2E is designed to match the shape and contour of a forged receiver, has an 8-position anti-rotation QD sling mount socket and the fit and finish all of us have come to expect from Griffin Armament.
For users seeking a sleek, refined, anti-rotation QD end plate, the C2E™ Contour Connect End Plate is the perfect compliment to any AR15 or AR10 pattern rifle. Perfect for single point slings, where rapid strong to weakside transitions and rapid primary to secondary firearm transitions are desired.
Made from heat treated ordnance grade steel, and manganese phosphate finished for extreme durability. with a machined 8 position anti-rotation QD sling mount socket, the C2E follows the contours of the forged Mil-Spec lower perfectly, giving the lower receiver end plate a forged feel. A 45 degree chamfer with smooth corner radii gives the C2E a premium feel your rifle always should have had.
– Heat treated ordnance grade steel
– Mil-Spec Manganese Phosphate finish
– 8 position Anti-Rotation QD Socket
– Smooth contour matching geometry for Mil-Spec forged lower receivers
– Minimalist value added firearm enhancement
– Weight: 0.5 ounces
The new Griffin Armament C2E Contour Connect End Plate has an MSRP of just $15.95 and is available now at www.GriffinArmament.com.
Midwest Industries just announced their new Heavy Duty QD End Plate. The new Heavy Duty QD End Plate is machined from a single piece of billet 4140 Tool Steel instead of a two piece design where the QD cup is pressed into the End Plate. This is a much stronger design and means there is no way the QD cup can get pulled out under pressure. The good part is that it is pretty closely priced to other QD End Plates on the market, making it easy for you to choose whichever End Plate is the best for your build. Will be available soon on www.MidwestIndustriesInc.com.
Midwest Industries, Inc. New Heavy Duty QD End Plate
Machined from billet 4140 tool steel and treated with magnesium phosphate
Anti-Rotation built in to insure your sling does not twist
Retail Price: $27.50
Introductory Price: $23.50
Griffin Armament announced some new QD Sling Mount for MLOK rails a while back that are now available for purchase. The new QD Sling Mounts are very low profile, made of 7075-T6 aluminum with an anodized finish and come in a standard version and a 45 degree version. The QD socket has 4 positions with anti-rotation. Both are available for purchase at www.GriffinArmament.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our friends at Damage Industries were unable to go to the NRA show this week. Instead of pouting about it, they decided to put together another great sale. Take a look at the information below and get in on the savings at www.DamageIndustriesLLC.com.
**Missed Show Sale** – We had to cancel our plans for the NRA show, so we’re missing out… but you don’t have to miss out! Have some great deals this weekend!
Select Muzzle Devices 50% off, enhanced trigger guards, D-loop swivels, HUGE SAVINGS on Enhanced combat stock kit, pistol buffer tubes all discounted!
Magpul just released a video showing off their new Magpul QDM Sling Swivel. The QDM Sling Swivel with a dual push button release that allows the user to pinch both buttons to release the sling instead of pushing in on the middle button. The QDM Sling Swivel can not be removed unless both buttons are pinched at the same time preventing accidental removal. Check out the video below for more information.
The Magpul QDM is a melonited, heavy duty upgrade to standard quick detach sling swivels. The innovative design allows for a lower profile sling swivel that offers one-handed manipulation, an optimized bale that rotates freely and canalizes rifle slings to prevent rollover, and superior resistance to corrosion.
– 2-point engagement prevents accidental release.
– Optimized bale for sling management
– Fits all standard sized QD cups
– Designed to work with 1 1/4” slings
– Superior corrosion resistance
– Made in U.S.A.
Here’s a short video on the Magpul QDM Sling Swivel — a small product with some big features.
Posted by Magpul Industries Corp. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Gear Sector recently introduced their new Mod3 1913 Rail Mount Offset QD Socket. Gear Sector is known for making high quality, battle proven products and the Mod3 builds on that reputation. By offsetting the QD socket they were able to make it about half as wide as their original sling mount and also makes a more low profile design. Weight was reduced by 30% for the Mod3 with the weight coming in at less than 1/2 of an ounce including mounting hardware which is pretty impressive.
These offset QD Sockets work great for adjusting where on your rail your 2-point sling attaches. The mount is low profile enough that you can easily run it on the top rail section without it being in the way at all or could be mounted in either direction on any rail section to accommodate grips, etc. I placed mine on the top rail section just to the rear of where my support hand grips the rail as you can see in the pictures below.
The Patented Pending Gear Sector™ Rail Mount Offset QD Socket provides a forward mounting location for those who wish to utilize our two or three point sling with our QD push button adapter. It can also be used with a variety of other quick detach push button swivels commercially available. We designed the mount to fit perfectly flush with the Tango Down® rail panels to provide an uninterrupted rail space. The socket was designed and machined to prevent rotation which in turn prevents your sling from becoming twisted. It offsets the quick detach swivel 45 degrees allowing the weapon to hang more naturally when slung across the chest in a ready position. It comes complete with all mounting hardware, screws, hex keys, and Vibra-Tite® to make installation fast and easy. Mod 3 components feature a 30% reduction in weight; an 1144 StressProof® heat treated full width steel index, as well as the ability to index your swivel in 8 different clock positions!
MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION
The Gear Sector™ Rail Mount Offset QD Socket is constructed using multiple base materials and is precision CNC machined from billet stock. Material and finish processes are outlined below:
– Base Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
– Base Finish: Military Specification ( MIL-A-8625F ) Type III, Class II Hard Coat
– Index Material: 1144 StressProof® heat treated steel
– Index Finish: Nitrocarburising by Nitrotec®
– Weight: 0.48 ozs.
– Compliance: 100% Berry Amendment Compliant
– Origin: Proudly Made in the USA
The new Gear Sector Rail Mount Offset QD Sockets are now available for purchase at www.GearSector.com. They also have a ton of other accessories such as my personal favorite Short Vertical Grip and an awesome Hand Stop. Be sure to head on over and check out the awesomeness.
The Phase 5 ABS™ (Arm Brace Stop) is a billet aluminum arm brace receiver that locates the Sig Sauer™ SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace in most any desired location on a compatible pistol buffer tube. The ABS™ locates the Sig Sauer™ pistol stabilizing brace and prevents unwanted rotation and movement when installed correctly. The ABS™ also includes a Built in QD feature that allows the pistol to be used in conjunction with a quick detach weapon sling system.
– Compatible with the Sig Sauer SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace
– Built in QD Sling attachment location
– Includes Allen Wrench and hardware
– Precision machined 6061 T6 USA made Billet aluminum
– Type III Hard Anodized satin black finish
– Fits tube diameters from 1.20 – 1.25
Magpul recently introduced their new MS1 Padded Sling. The MS1 Padded Sling by itself is an adjustable 2-point sling with a wider padded section of webbing towards the middle that does not come with any attachment points other than the webbing. IWC has taken the Magpul MS1 Padded Sling to the next step by adding their patented 2-To-1 Point Triglide and two (2) Heavy Duty Push Button QD Swivels to the sling making it the complete package. With this setup the user can easily use the sling as a 2-point sling or attach the front QD to the 2-To-1 Point Triglide and use it as a Single Point Sling.
By purchasing the new Magpul MS1 2-Point Sling, IWC 2-To-1 Point Triglide and 2 Heavy Duty Push Button QD’s from Impact Weapons Components as a package you can save $23.85 compared to buying all of the components individually. If you’ve been eyeing the new MS1 Sling but wanted a bit more or want a great Christmas present for someone, head on over to www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com and grab this awesome combo deal.
For this specific combo deal there are no additional discounts allowed but if you find anything else on IWC’s website such as their awesome QD End Plate (goes great with this sling), you can use the discount code “ar15news” at checkout to save 5% off the rest of your order.
Magpul has just released four brand new M-LOK accessories which includes an M-LOK MOE Vertical Grip, QD Sling Mount, Offset Light Mount and a Bipod Mount. The nice part is there’s no waiting for these like in the past. They are in-stock on the Magpul website as well as shipping to dealers as we speak. I know for a fact that M-LOK MVG is already calling my name for use on my Geissele SMR MK8 rail. Check all of these new products out at their respective links below or you can head on over to the general M-LOK page on www.Magpul.com.
Magpul M-LOK MOE Vertical Grip
Magpul M-LOK QD Sling Mount
Magpul M-LOK Offset Light Mount
Magpul M-LOK Bipod Mount
A buddy of mine (UWone77) has been playing around with some new products from Arisaka Defense and he seems to be very happy with them. Arisaka Defense is a brand new company (literally brand new, as in “no website yet” new) but they seem to already have some nice designs and understand what components people are looking for. The first components they are making available will be an M-LOK and KeyMod light mount, M-LOK QD Sling Attachment Point and a Light Mount that is designed to mount directly to a Centurion Arms CMR rail. I’ve listed some pictures below. As I mentioned their website hasn’t been finished yet but they have a Facebook page that they have started so you can follow along as they introduce new products.
Arisaka Defense M-LOK or KeyMod Light Mount
Arisaka Defense M-LOK QD Sling Attachment Point
Arisaka Defense CMR Light Mount
Follow Arisaka Defense on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/arisakadefense
Did a little shopping at Impact Weapons Components the other day. Snagged another HSP KeyMod Offset Light Mount, KeyMod HandStop, 1913 HandStop, QD End Plate and a QD Sling Mount upgrade for UBR stocks. As always, I used the “ar15news” discount code to save 5% which is available to anyone shopping on www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com.