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NEW!! Leitner-Wise Manufacturing eSights

Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by ar15news

Paul Leitner-Wise of Leitner-Wise Manufacturing is always thinking. Even when most of us are sleeping, he’s thinking. Lately he’s been rethinking the whole concept of BUIS or “Back Up Iron Sights”. One of the thing he mentions is how the increase in use of high quality red dots has decreased the need for complicated, adjustable BUIS. I’ll admit to being guilty of building a few rifles where I didn’t even install a set of BUIS simply because the optics we use now are so reliable and the BUIS are expensive for something I probably won’t use very much. This is just some of the reasoning behind the eSights that Leitner-Wise Manufacturing will be introducing soon. The new eSights will be a simple metal flip up sight that requires no adjustments, similar to the way most Pistol sights are not adjustable. Once installed you would take these to the range, note the zero and know that from here on out you would never need to re-zero because they’re not adjustable. I think Paul is really onto something here. 

Leitner-Wise Mfg eSight Rear Sight

Leitner-Wise Mfg eSight Front Sight

Here is an excerpt from the Leitner-Wise Manufacturing blog.

So, burning the midnight oil and fueled with some of Ireland’s finest spirits, I hit upon eSights or “Emergency” sights. A Back Up Iron Sight that is cheap, simple, readily deployable, ruggedly robust, nonfuckupable and stunningly beautiful. These flip-up sights can be deployed in less than a second and because we control the manufacturing tolerances and can ensure that they mount centrally on the Picatinny rail, are completely non-adjustable. Shoot the firearm, note the zero and off you go. At the maximum range you’re ever likely to need to use this system, you’ll hit everything you are aiming at safe in the knowledge that even though you haven’t touched that firearm for months or even years the eSights will always shoot to the same zero.

Machined to our usual high standards from 7075 aluminum billet and hard coat anodized to a matte finish, the eSights are extremely low profile and lightweight yet incredibly robust. When deployed, they flip-up to the standard sight height ensuring compatibility with every other primary sight on the market yet their rail footprint is one of the smallest for back up sights.

The new Leitner-Wise Manufacturing eSights are not available just yet but being that they will be used as OEM sights on the new LWM MkVI Carbine you know they aren’t too far out from production. I’m excited to see these come to market. Be sure to checkout www.Leitner-Wise.com and follow their different social media outlets as well.

Coming Soon!! War Sport Industries Bolt Catch

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by ar15news

This is a Sneak Peek at the new War Sport Industries Bolt Catch. I’m really digging the look and design of this thing. As you can see the actual “Bolt Hold” portion of the Bolt Catch sticks out further than the rest of it making it easier to feel when clearing a malfunction, etc. The “Bolt Release” portion is quite a bit larger as well. Both the Hold and Release areas also have nice deep grooves machined into them as well. I know oversized Bolt Catch’s are nothing new but I really like the tactile (i.e. perceptible by touch) nature of this new War Sport Industries version. 

War Sport Ind Bolt Catch 620

The Bolt Catch in the photo is shown in the raw but the actual product will have some sort of protective coating, I’m just not sure what yet. Looking forward to these coming out for sale on www.WarSport-US.com. I think I’m gonna need like Eleventeen of these things. 

Sneak Peek!! First Look At The New Fortis Mfg Billet AR-15 Upper

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by ar15news

A couple of weeks ago Fortis Manufacturing revealed a heavily cropped picture that showed a small portion of a new billet upper that they are producing. There were zero details posted along with the pic and no additional pictures followed…until now. :) My good buddy Richard (UWone77 on Facebook) is some sort of Ninja or something and was able to sneak into the Fortis HQ and get some quick photos of the new billet upper. I’m personally excited about this upper because its pretty evident given the photos and Fortis’ track record that it will look pretty sweet but still be a very high quality piece. Now if we could just get Fortis to make some cool lowers we’d be all set. ETA is about 4 weeks before these are available for purchase. Check out the pics below and check out www.FortisMfg.com to see all the other fine accessories and parts they already offer. 

Fortis Mfg Billet Upper 1

Fortis Mfg Billet Upper 1

Fortis Mfg Billet Upper 1

Fortis Mfg Billet Upper 1

Fortis Mfg Billet Upper 1

Sneak Peek!! CMT Tactical Left Side Eject Billet Upper

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by ar15news

CMT Tactical has really been cranking out new products lately and I don’t think they have any plans to slow down. Here’s a little sneak peek at a project they are working on right now. CMT Tactical just prototyped their first Lefty version of their awesome billet UPUR upper. The best part is it doesn’t look like an afterthought like most left hand eject uppers. It features a forward assist and shell deflector on the left hand as well making it a true left hand setup. Not to mention it has the usual CMT Tactical sexy lines.

CMT Tactical UPUR Lefty AR-15 Upper 2 copy

CMT Tactical UPUR Lefty AR-15 Upper 2 copy

As of right now its just a prototype and no availability timeframe was mentioned. I’m sure if there is enough interest and demand for this new Lefty upper, CMT Tactical will make it happen. Be sure to stop on over at the CMT Tactical Facebook page and let them know if you want them to make this Southpaw Dream a reality. You can also take a look at www.CMTTactical.com to check out their full line of billet lowers and uppers. 

NEW Battle Arms Development Selector Levers and Forged Lower

Posted on August 1st, 2014 by ar15news

Battle Arms Development has introduced a few new products recently. They first released two new selector levers for their modular BAD-ASS selector. They are also releasing their new Battle Arms Development forged lower receiver very soon and we have a couple of sneak peek pictures. Read more about these new products below. 

BAD SHORT CRANK AND SCALLOPED LEVERS
Battle Arms Development BAD-ASS selectors are the industry standard and are used in many rifles as standard equipment. One of the neat things about these selectors is that they are modular and offer different selector lever options. You can choose from a decent selection of short, long, thick, thin, etc. selector levers already but they just recently added two more to their list of available options.

Battle Arms Development New Selectors

The first lever they added was the Scalloped lever which was originally designed by Military Morons. Depending on the users hand placement on the pistol grip of an AR, the standard (wider) versions of the lever can come in contact with the trigger finger. The Scalloped lever is a modified version of the “Short Standard” lever. The cut some material away from the outside/bottom of the selector lever in a curved design that fits the shape of the finger and keeps it out of contact.

The second lever is the Short Crank. One of the more popular selector models is the Crank model (looks like a car window crank) that Battle Arms Development introduced a while back. People have been asking for a Short version to use on the trigger finger side of the receiver for a while and BAD is always happy to make it happen if there is enough demand. This lever has actually been public for a while but was never added to the website as an available option until now. 

Both of these selector levers are available now at www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com

BAD FORGED AR-15 LOWR RECEIVER
We’ve known for a while now that Battle Arms Development would be introducing a new Forged Lower Receiver held to their strict tolerances, featuring their new BAD logo and obviously compatible with their BAD-ASS-ST and BAD-CASS-ST short throw selectors. They just got the first shipment back from plating and they look awesome. (pics below) The first run is going to be sold through Rainier Arms. They are not available just yet but I’ve already asked to be notified prior to them being released so I can let you guys know too. You can also keep an eye out for yourself at www.RainierArms.com.

Battle Arms Development Forged AR-15 Lower 1

 

Battle Arms Development Forged AR-15 Lower 2

Sneak Peek!! Rainier Arms A-DAC Forged Lower Receiver

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by ar15news

Now this is something I’m excited about. Rainier Arms (one of my favorite retailers) is coming out with a new version of their high quality Forged Lowers. The new lower will have the same features such as compatibility with the Battle Arms Development 45 degree selectors but will also add the A-DAC function from AXTS Weapons.

Rainier Arms Forged A-DAC Lower 1

Rainier Arms Forged A-DAC Lower 1

The A-DAC function is a right-hand bolt catch (integrated into the magazine release button). The A-DAC allows you to hold the magazine release button in (dropping the mag if one is inserted), pull the charging handle to the rear and lock the bolt back all at the same time. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I could care less about an ambi Bolt RELEASE. I want an ambi Bolt HOLD to help with increasing the speed of clearing malfunctions, etc. There really isn’t any other reason for you to manually hold the bolt open unless you’re clearing a malfunction or inspecting the weapon which in both cases you will want to remove the magazine. The A-DAC system is the perfect solution. Watch the following video that shows how the A-DAC system works.

The original Forged lower will still be available, if you don’t want or need this feature. The Mountain logo has also been added to the left side of the receiver.

Rainier Arms Forged A-DAC Lower 3 

Prices will be slightly higher for this version, but unknown at this time. Will be sure to update you as soon as these are available at www.RainierArms.com.

Big thanks to my buddy Rich for making the trip to Rainier Arms and sharing these cell phone pics with me. You can follow his professional photography work at UWone77 on Facebook

NEW!! SLR Rifleworks M-LOK and KeyMod Accessories

Posted on June 25th, 2014 by ar15news

SLR Rifleworks continues to bring some awesome components to the M-LOK and KeyMod market. This time they’ve put some focus on accessories for the M-LOK and KeyMod rails such as Rail Sections, Hand Stops and Barricade Stops. The new rail sections look pretty sweet and feature styling that is similar to the SLR Rifleworks rail systems. The accessories that really caught my eye though are the Hand Stops/Barricade Stops. There are two styles of Hand Stops that are both available with either a smooth face or a barricade style face. All of these new accessories will be available in both KeyMod and M-LOK configurations. According to the SLR Rifleworks Facebook page, they will be adding the new KeyMod versions to the website today and M-LOK versions within the next week. You’ll be able to find the new accessories at the following link as they are added to the website. www.SLRRifleworks.com.

620 SLR RIFLEWORKS KeyMod and M-LOK accessories

Phase 5 Hex-2 PBT and Law Tactical Gen Folding Stock Adapter

Posted on June 16th, 2014 by ar15news

Phase 5 Tactical has recently released two additional Pistol Buffer Tubes giving them a total of 3 that they produce. The two new tubes are part of their “HEX” line. Last night I installed the new Phase 5 Weapon Systems HEX-2 Pistol Buffer tube with a Law Tactical Gen2 Folding Stock Adapter on one of my AR Pistols. The HEX-2 is designed specifically to be used in conjunction with either the supplied foam pad or the Sig Sauer SB15 Arm Brace. The “HEX” portion of the tube doesnt allow the SB15 to slide all the forward creating a bit more length to the overall setup but leaves a small opening at the rear of the SB15. The HEX-2 comes with a plug for the end of the SB15 brace which allows for some storage capability and is a neat touch. 

Phase 5 Tactical Hex-2 Pistol Buffer Tube 1

Here’s a closer look at this setup. For those wondering why they can’t find any Law Tactical Folding Stock Adapters anywhere, the Gen3 is coming out soon and its going to be a really nice upgrade over the Gen2 which was already a great product. 

Phase 5 Tactical Hex-2 Pistol Buffer Tube 2

Just figured I would share this setup with you guys. I will be giving an in-depth review of the new Phase 5 “HEX” line of tubes in the near future. The whole kit including the tube, castle nut, end plate, foam pad and SB15 plug is available now for just $60 at www.Phase5WSI.com.

The upper has a Centurion Arms 9.5″ CMR rail, 7.5″ KAK Industry 300BLK barrel, Kaw Valley Precision comp, a set of Magpul MBUS Pro and a Fortis Mfg Hammer charging handle.

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New Products Coming from SLR Rifleworks

Posted on June 5th, 2014 by ar15news

SLR Rifleworks has really been killing it lately. Seems like they’ve been releasing a new product every week or so and are on the brink of releasing a few more. Specifically they are focusing on supporting the new M-LOK mounting system that is being backed by Magpul as well as a new Muzzle Device as well. Below are just some of the new products from SLR Rifleworks.

Just a few weeks ago SLR Rifleworks released their new M-LOK hand guards. They have two different versions. The SLR Rifleworks M-LOK “INTREPID” is a bit beefier and features full length M-LOK slots at 3 and 9 o’clock with a 1913 Picatinny sections at 12 and 6 o’clock. The SLR Rifleworks M-LOK “SOLO” is a slimmer hand guard with a 1913 Picatinny rail at 12 o’clock and M-LOK sections at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. Both of these rails are in-stock at SLRRifleworks.com.

620 SLR Rifleworks M-LOK Intrepid

620 SLR Rifleworks SOLO M-LOK Rail 1

SLR Rifleworks is producing 3 different styles of hand stops. Shown in the raw metal below, they are being sent out to anodizing right now. All 3 designs will be available in both KeyMod and M-LOK configurations. Looks like these will be available for purchase some time next week.

620 SLR Rifleworks HandStops KeyMod M-LOK

Last but not least, SLR Rifleworks will be releasing a new muzzle device called the Synergy BCF. These are 416 Stainless Steel and will be Nitrided. Again, these should be available for purchase very soon.

620 SLR Rifleworks Synergy BCF Muzzle Device

SLR Rifleworks is a great company to follow on Facebook. They are always sharing great photos and new products. Head on over and follow SLR Rifleworks on Facebook

New!! Parallax Tactical FFSSR M-LOK Rail

Posted on June 4th, 2014 by ar15news

San Diego, CA; June 2, 2014 – Parallax Tactical LLC, a manufacturer of AR-15 accessories, gunshop and Certified Cerakote Applicator is proud to announce its entry into the Magpul M-LOK compatible market with its first M-LOK free float rail system for the AR-15 platform.

620 Parallax Tactical FFSSR M-LOK Rail 1

Parallax Tactical manufacturers a wide line of AR-15 forearms including the FFSSR 17.5” Free Float Rail, the longest AR-15 forearm in existence. It is also fielded an early Keymod rail entry into the market with it’s FFSSR Keymod Series, the latest of which is the 15” model which was released late May 2014.

Parallax Tactical FFSSR Rails

“M-LOK is looking to be a very promising entry into the push to replace Picatinny rails and to create a more modular system for accessories. We are happy to create a custom M-LOK version of our popular rail,” said Parallax Tactical President Joseph Chen.

The new Parallax Tactical FFSSR features six M-LOK slots per side, in addition to five MOE slots on 45 degree angles. It also features a full Picatinny top rail, along with a full rear Picatinny rail section and two single slots at 3 and 6 o’ clock for various sling hardware. It features two anti-rotation QD sockets in the rear for sling mounting options. It is secured by a propriety barrel nut and six hex bolts. It is expected to weight approximately 14oz. It measures 13.5” OAL, 1.35 ID” and a little over 1.5” OD.

All items, from the extrusion, to the barrel nut, barrel nut steel, screws are sourced Domestically and Made in the USA at our machine shop in San Diego, CA. 

Keep an eye on ParallaxTactical.com as these will be released very soon. 

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