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Sneak Peek!! F-1 Firearms Universal Billet Uppers

Posted on February 11th, 2016 by ar15news

If you look at any of the F-1 Firearms social media accounts you’ll see that at least a few times a day someone asks “Can I buy just the upper?”. Kind of reminds me of how everyone asks a different manufacture if they can buy “just the rail”. Up until now, the answer has always been no because the F-1 upper and lower are contoured to flow perfectly together and the upper would fit but wouldn’t look right with a standard mil spec lower. Well it appears that enough of you guys asked for “just the upper” because F-1 Firearms announced today they are going to be releasing a new Universal billet upper with the same cutouts and design as their popular BDR-15 3G upper.

F-1 Firearms Universal Billet Upper 1

F-1 Firearms Universal Billet Upper 1

So far all I know is that these will be available as Stripped Uppers and Complete Uppers and will be available for purchase later this month. No idea on pricing just yet but will update the article as soon as I know. AND…before anyone starts screaming about how much debris will get into the upper, etc., we all already know there is a possibility of that. While I wouldn’t suggest this upper for anyone in a combat situation (which most of you are not), these do work very well with a suppressor as it slowly releases the gas out the sides and there are videos of it being dragged through the dirt and mud and functioning flawlessly after. 

For more details regarding this product and other F-1 Firearms products, head on over to www.F-1Firearms.com or follow F-1 on Facebook and F-1 on Instagram.

Sneak Peek!! Next Level Armament ELITE AR-15 Receiver Set

Posted on February 9th, 2016 by ar15news

Big thanks to Next Level Armament who shot me a sneak peek at their new ELITE AR-15 receiver set yesterday. The ELITE receiver set is a forged receiver set that has had material removed wherever possible without reducing the strength of the receiver. As you can see in the photos below they did not “skeletonize” the lower but just removed excess material creating recessed areas around important features of the lower. This won’t result in a massive amount of weight savings but there will be some and looks pretty awesome too. Although you can’t see it in this photos, the upper receiver has also received the same treatment as they have machined out the center of the 12 o’clock rail section and added their logo on the top at the charging handle opening.

Next Level Armament ELITE receiver set 2

Next Level Armament ELITE receiver set 1

While a receiver set like this from some other companies would break the bank, Next Level Armament will be offering these as matched sets for just $225. I was told they will have a few hundred back from anodizing and ready to ship by Wednesday (2-17-16) of next week. This is a great option for anyone looking for something a bit different than the run of the mill forged receiver set without paying the big bucks for a billet set. 

www.NextLevelArms.com

Photos of the new Agency Arms “CLASSIFIED” Rifle

Posted on January 27th, 2016 by ar15news

At SHOT Show 2016, Agency Arms announced a partnership between themselves and PWS (Primary Weapon Systems) to offer the Agency Arms Project CLASSIFIED DI rifle. I got permission to share the following photos that as far as I know have not been fully published yet. Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics and Agency Arms said this regarding the new rifle…

“Everybody knows there’s ARs all over the place. Why would you choose one brand over another brand? Quality is quality. But there are features on the AR platform that can be improved and when people get together and start thinking about them they find new ways to do things that some people just didn’t think of before. Some times its a little fix, some times its something potentially revolutionary. Not gonna use the word game changer but what I will say is this rifle brings a lot of value added products to the platform that are gonna be something that you might prefer in a rifle system if you’re looking for a new one.” – Aaron Cowan, Sage Dynamics

Agency Arms Project Classified Rifle 1Agency Arms Project Classified Rifle 2Agency Arms Project Classified Rifle 3

Agency Arms Project Classified Rifle 4

Agency Arms Project Classified Rifle 6

– The upper and lower receiver appear to be billet but it is a lightened forged receiver set.
– 14.5″ 416 Stainless Lithium Isolated Barrel
– Chambered in .223 Wylde with a 1:8 Twist, Medium Weight Profile
– Midlength Gas System
– Ambidextrous controls with ambi mag release, bolt release, short throw ambi safety and charging handle
– CLASSIFIED 13.4″ Rail
– Rail up front features both picatinny and keymod.
– Has a ratcheting castle nut. Can be removed without tools.
– H2 Buffer
– Magpul stock, grip and MBUS PRO sights.
– Will ship with rail scales polymer rail covers
– Dead Air Pyro comp and Flash Hider suppressor mount. Mount is pinned for 16″ OAL.
– ALG Defense ACT Trigger.

The photo below shows a 4 position adjustable DI carrier that allows for suppressed / unsuppressed use or when running different ammunition loads. This rifle is one of the few DI platforms designed from the ground up for suppressed use.

Agency Arms Project Classified Rifle 5

Pre-orders are available and existing Agents have the ability to match their Agent number to their rifle serial number. 

Also included:
Grey Ghost rifle case
G-Code Scorpion Belt pouch
Two ETS clear magazines
RailScales Panels

MSRP $2900

www.agencyarms.com

SHOT Show 2016 – LANTAC USA

Posted on January 26th, 2016 by ar15news

LANTAC USA had another awesome showing at SHOT Show. LANTAC’s best known for their Dragon muzzle brakes but very soon they will be offering a complete rifle called the LANTAC RAVEN LA-R15. The new rifle will feature the Dragon muzzle brake, a 416r SS barrel in .223 wylde or 300BLK, SPADA handguard, UAR billet upper and billet lower, E-BCG, LANTAC Trigger made by CMC and a Magpul Grip and CTR Stock. It will also feature LANTAC’s improved buffer system.

LANTAC RAVEN LA-R15 Rifle 1

LANTAC RAVEN LA-R15 Rifle 2

LANTAC also showed off their new triggers made by CMC Triggers. These are offered in both a straight or curved bow and look very cool.

LANTAC Trigger CMC

LANTAC has been offering Dragon muzzle brakes in 5.56, 7.62 5/8-24 and 7.62 14×1 LH (AK47). Another newer product from LANTAC is the new Dragon 9mm muzzle brake. These 9mm Dragons are currently available with a 13.5×1 thread pattern for the SIG MPX and 1/2-36 for other AR9’s, etc. KRISS has even started to OEM the LANTAC 9mm Dragon on their new 9mm VECTORs.

LANTAC Dragon 9mm SIG MPX

Lantac Dragon 9mm Kriss Vector

For more information on LANTAC products you can follow them on their social media links below and check out their website as well. 

LANTAC USA on Facebook
LANTAC USA on Instagram
www.LANTAC-USA.com

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SHOT Show 2016 photos provided by David (TracerX)

SHOT Show 2016 – Mega Arms

Posted on January 20th, 2016 by ar15news

Mega Arms never fails to deliver some amazing, top quality new products at SHOT Show and this year they did the same. Some of their new products include an absolutely sick Light Weight .308 rifle, 22″ 6.5 Creedmoor barrel, Dedicated .22lr upper and their new DogBone optic mount.

MEGA ARMS Small Frame .308 Rifles.
These rifles will be available this coming summer. These are “Small Frame” meaning most of the parts are AR-15 compatible parts aside from things like the barrel, mag well, etc.  This helps the 16″ .308 rifle weigh in at just 7.2lbs. Will be available in 18″, 16″ and SBR models. All models will come with an adjustable gas block. These will be available only as complete rifles.

Mega Arms Small Frame 308 1

Mega Arms Small Frame 308 1

Mega Arms Small Frame 308 1

MEGA ARMS 22″ 6.5 Creedmoor 1:8 416Stainless Nitride Barrel
The 22″ 6.5 creedmor 1:8 twist barrel is made of 416 Stainless with a Nitride (QPQ) finish. Each barrel comes with matched high pressure bolt and firing pin. MSRP $430.

Mega Arms 6.5 Creedmoor barrel

MEGA ARMS Dedicated .22lr Upper
Dedicated .22lr uppers are great for training without shooting up all of your expensive ammo. The new Mega Arms .22lr dedicated upper has a 16″ Steel lined Beyer barrel and will fit any AR-15 lower. MSRP will be around $770. Should be available in about 6-8 weeks.

MEGA ARMS DogBone Optic Mount
The Mega Arms DogBone Optic Mount will be available for both the Trijicon MRO and Aimpoint T-1/T-2. Looking at about a $60 price tag. Will be ready for purchase in about 60 – 90 days.

Mega Arms DogBone Optic Mount

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SHOT Show 2016 photos provided by David (TracerX)

SHOT Show 2016 – Fortis Mfg Introduces the Night Rail

Posted on January 20th, 2016 by ar15news

A leader in the modern sporting rifle accessory world and always ahead of the game with revolutionary designs such as their SWITCH rail attachment system; Fortis manufacturing has done it again with their new Night Rail.  Utilizing a brand new 2 barrel nut design which uses a flange on inner barrel nut, the outer barrel nut is tightened against the rail – locking it in place.  The rail features MLOK slots, QD attachment point at the front and rear and a full length picatinny rail on top – the front of the rail itself is wide enough to accommodate their recently released CONTROL Concussion reduction device.

MSRP TBD
Available end of first quarter of 2016
www.FortisMfg.com

Fortis Night Rail 1

Fortis Night Rail 1

Fortis Night Rail 1

Fortis Night Rail 1

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SHOT Show 2016 coverage provided by David (TracerX)

Sneak Peek!! Strike Industries Spring Activated AR-15 PDW Stock

Posted on January 18th, 2016 by ar15news

Strike Industries has been cranking out some cool products lately and it looks like they have another cool option coming soon. Making its debut at SHOT Show 2016, Strike Industries will be showing off their new PDW stock which features a cool looking butt pad but what sets it aside is how it extends to full length. Just push a button and the stock automatically extends and locks in place. There wasn’t much more information on this setup at the moment but we’ll fill you in as soon as we know more.

www.StrikeIndustries.com

First Look – Armaspec XPDW 5 Position Collapsable Stock

Posted on January 14th, 2016 by ar15news

Josh at Armaspec just sent me a few shots of his new XPDW 5 position collapsable stock. You might be thinking “Oh, great. Another expensive stock that requires a modified buffer system.” but that is not what you’re looking at. For starters, the new XPDW 5 position collapsable stock slides onto your standard AR-15 buffer tube and locks in place.  

Armaspec XPDW Stock 1

By using a standard buffer tube, spring and buffer it allows you to use any BCG you want and installation is much easier than other PDW style stocks. Because it does not have some large butt pad its also a bit more compact than most standard AR stocks.

Armaspec XPDW Stock 4

What really sets it apart though is the fact that the XPDW 5 position collapsable stock has an MSRP of only $179. Now obviously it will not be as ultra compact as some of the PDW systems out there just based on the use of a standard buffer tube but it will fill in a much needed gap between a standard stock and a $400 PDW style stock. 

For more information, be sure to follow Armaspec on both Facebook and Instagram. The new XPDW 5 position collapsable stock will be available for purchase soon from www.Armaspec.com.

Sneak Peek!! F-1 Firearms .308 Billet Receiver Sets

Posted on January 13th, 2016 by ar15news

F-1 Firearms makes some pretty sweet looking AR-15 receivers and rails and lately everyone has been asking for them to make a .308 billet set as well. F-1 Firearms has hinted that their .308 sets were coming soon and with SHOT Show 2016 starting next week it only make sense for them to be introducing them there. However, today they released a photo of their SHOT Show display and wouldn’t you know, right at the bottom were two awesome looking F-1 Firearms .308 billet sets.  

F-1 Firearms .308 billet receiver set 2

F-1 Firearms .308 billet receiver set 2

F-1 Firearms .308 billet receiver set 3**F-1 sent me this AR15NEWS exclusive photo last night showing both versions of .308 receivers.**

As you can see they will be offering a skeletonized .308 version similar to their AR-15 receivers. I also like that on their non-skeletonized model it still has some aggressive cuts on the sides of the upper. If you are going to SHOT Show 2016 next week you can see these in person at booth #1243. For the rest of us sad saps, we’ll have to wait until they are released for sale soon. 

www.F-1Firearms.com

www.Facebook.com/F1Firearms

www.Instagram.com/F1Firearms

Tactical Firearms Solutions Introduces NiB (Nickel Boron) Smoke

Posted on January 12th, 2016 by ar15news

Tactical Firearms Solutions will be introducing NiB (Nickel Boron) Smoke at SHOT Show 2016. NiB Smoke is different in that it won’t be this super bright coating. Its basically a dark Nickel Boron and will be offered in two different variations including a “Battleworn” version shown below that looks pretty sweet! TFS is partnering up with DRD Tactical to introduce NiB Smoke at SHOT Show. Check out the new coating in the awesome photos below. 

http://www.tfsarms.com

https://www.facebook.com/TacticalFirearmsSolutions/

Tactical Firearms Solutions NiB SmokeShown here is the dark color of the NiB Smoke

We have been working hard to develop and perfect the new NiB Smokeᵀᴹ. NiB Smokeᵀᴹ is a patent pending Nickel Boron plating treatment that offers superior scratch and wear characteristics while simultaneously reducing friction to firearm surfaces. NiB Smokeᵀᴹ is a modern industrial dark gray shade which will be offered in 2 distinct variations. First will be a solid dark industrial gray and the second (pictured below) is the “Battleworn” variation. NiB Smokeᵀᴹ also does not significantly change the operating tolerances of firearms parts and can be successfully applied to most firearm alloys including Aluminum, Steel, and Titanium. NiB Smokeᵀᴹ is dark colored Nickel Boron. It is not Cerakote and is not a painted finish. It will not wear off like Cerakote and is great for ultimate protection and wear resistance.

Tactical Firearms Solutions NiB Smoke 2

Tactical Firearms Solutions NiB Smoke 2

For those of you going to Shot Show, Tactical Firearms Solutions in conjunction with DRD Tactical will debut NiB-Smoke™ on January 19th-22nd at the NSSF SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Come see NiB-Smoke™ on the DRD Paratus – Booth # 15558 Accro-met Inc.; DRD Kivaari – Booth #7506 Mile High Shooting Accessories; and DRD M762 and DRD CDR – Booth #16241 Lothar, Walther.

Tactical Firearms Solutions DRD Tactical NiB Smoke 1

Tactical Firearms Solutions DRD Tactical NiB Smoke 1

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