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Sneak Peek!! – KNS Precision Front Sight Posts for MBUS Pro

Posted on January 26th, 2015 by ar15news

Here’s a sneak peek at the new KNS Precision Front Sight Posts for the super popular Magpul MBUS Pro sights. The moment Magpul introduced the MBUS Pro sights people were looking for companies to make front sight post replacements. As far as I know, KNS Precision is the first to off an upgrade FSP for the MBUS Pro sights and it looks like they’ve got some great options. Apparently they will have both square and ball posts in .034, .052 and .072 diameters. There really isn’t a ton of additional information available yet other than what they posted on the KNS Precision Facebook Page and Instagram.

You can also keep an eye on their website www.KNSPrecisionInc.com.

KNS Precision MBUS Pro Sight Posts

SHOT Show 2015 – More New Products from Mega Arms

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Mega Arms already introduced quite a few new products at SHOT Show this year but there were a few additional pieces that were just introduced or we didn’t really cover as close as we’d like to. For instance, Mega Arms just introduced a new pair of 5.56 SBR barrels (10.5″ and 14.5″) as well as a two new 300BLK barrels (10.5″ and 16″). 

Mega SBR and 300BLK Barrels 620

In case you missed it, here are our new SBR barrels, available in 10.5 and 14.5 in 556 NATO. 300 BLACKOUT is available for the first time in 10.5 and 16 barrel. MSRP on the 10.5s is $222.

They’ve also added an M-LOK version of the popular MKM MATEN upper. Mega Arms will be adding M-LOK across all platforms in addition to their current KeyMod offerings.

Mega Arms MLOK Options 620 

Mega Arms MATEN with MLOK 2 copy

Mega Arms MATEN with MLOK 2 copy

Mega Arms is excited to announce our new line of M-Lok AR-15 and MATEN/AR-10 hand guards and upper receivers. Firstly we have the new M-Lok versions of the MKM. Expect them to be in the same sizes, same platforms and at a similar price point as the KeyMod versions. Next up you will notice the new Wedge Lock free float Mil Spec AR-15 M-Lok hand guard. This all new product is made from 7075 and comes with a titanium barrel nut. Expect a variety of lengths, a MATEN/AR-10 version and a KeyMod variation in 2015. Pricing TBA. For those of you who have noticed a missing item in this group fear not, an M-Lok version of our venerable Megalithic Tactical System, or MTS, is also coming in 2015. An M-Lok version of the new Remington 700 chassis system is also planned. Expect to see the first of our new product at dealers by the end of the first quarter, 2015.

Lastly is the new Mega Arms Wedge Lock Handguard. Made from 7-series Aluminum with a Titanium barrel nut. Looks like it will mate up very nicely with a Mega Arms upper but will also work with any Mil-Spec upper as well. Gonna have to give one of these a try for sure.

Mega Arms Wedgelock Rail System 620 3Mega Arms Wedgelock Rail System 620 3Mega Arms Wedgelock Rail System 620 3

This is the new Mega Arms WEDGE LOCK handguard!
–  Cutting edge new design Ultra strong and lightweight. Simple one screw fastening system.
–  Made from 7075 extruded aluminum
–  Titanium barrel nut
–  Black Nitrided wedge system
–  Compatible with any Mil-Spec upper.
–  Includes handguard and comes with wedge system, titanium barrel nut, assembly tools, one M-LOK or KeyMod rail.

Definitely keep an eye on Mega Arms this year. Lots of awesome new products and super high quality as always. 

MegaArms.com
Mega Arms Facebook

DRD Tactical to Announce Their New KIVAARI Rifle at SHOT

Posted on January 19th, 2015 by ar15news

338 Lapua Magnum, Semi-Automatic, Quick Take Down

DRD KIVAARI-338 copy

January 19, 2015

Dallas, GA: DRD Tactical, specializes in design and manufacturing of patented Brief Case Rifles in 7.62 Nato, 5.56 Nato and 300AAC calibers, announces the release of KIVAARI™ Semi-Automatic Rifle in caliber 338 Lapua Magnum.

KIVAARI™ is designed to be a quick take down rifle using our patented quick change barrel system. Rifle features a 24” barrel with 1/10 twist, ambidextrous controls including the safety selector, bolt catch and magazine release, Geissele 2 stage trigger, Magpul PRS adjustable stock, Magpul M-LOK™ rail for accessory attachments, left side non-reciprocating charging handle, Silencerco QD muzzle brake for suppressor use, Atlas bipod, 2-10rd box magazines, overall length 47” assembled and Tactical Taylor Trekker back pack.

DRD KIVAARI-backpack copy

Rifle weighs only 14.6 lbs empty including the bipod because it operates on DI gas system. The ability to change barrels in the field and the most compact transportable long range semi-automatic rifle is what KIVAARI™ offers to hunters, target shooters, military and law enforcement customers, with 1-MOA accuracy. It will be offered in Nickel Boron and hard coat anodized black. As always all parts and raw material are Made in U.S.A.

It will be distributed by EuroOptic LTD and will be available summer 2015.

MSRP $6900

For more information, please visit www.drdtactical.com

*Photos courtesy of 47 Images Photography

Magpul Introduces the New PMAG D60 (60 Round Drum)

Posted on January 13th, 2015 by ar15news

It really was only a matter of time before Magpul decided to venture into the drum mag business. We know they have the expertise to make a high quality affordable magazine and have recently added 40 rounds PMAGs to their lineup. Today they introduced the new PMAG D60 which is a lightweight, compact polymer 60 r0und drum mag. It features a special loading lever to make loading easier, a clear “full magazine indication window” on the back, can be inserted on a closed bolt and holds the bolt open after the last round. It also can be easily disassembled for cleaning. Magpul says it will begin shipping Spring/Summer 2015 with an MSRP of $129.95 but they will not be making “cut-away” or “transparent” models. www.Magpul.com

The PMAG D-60. Sixty rounds. Reliable, durable, lightweight, shorter than a 30 rd mag, and full of features that make it extremely easy to use. MSRP $129.95. Please not that transparent back and cut-away versions were for testing purposes only, and the solid drum with round indicator window is the variant that will be offered for sale. Shipping Spring/Summer 2015, but you can get a sneak peak of the drum in action at ATAC range day before SHOT show.

NEW!! Bobro Lowrider Sights

Posted on January 7th, 2015 by ar15news

Bobro Engineering just introduced a great looking set of low profile “Lowrider Sights” on their Facebook page yesterday. This is about as low profile as it gets while still maintaining the normal functions of a set of backup sights such as windage and elevation adjustments, etc. not to mention these sights have secondary locks to ensure once you sight them in nothing moves after you zero the weapon. Check out the pics and details of this very cool set of sights below. Looks like first production run will be done after SHOT Show which is later this month.

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 1

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 1

Bobro Lowrider Sights (Patent Pending). We designed a set of sights that are truly low profile.

Design requirements—
1-Low as possible
2-Durable
3-Locks on opening
4-Fits under optics/mounts
5-Lightweight

We designed a side pivot mechanism for strength and the lowest possible profile that will remain durable. The side pivot has internal detents, and we also incorporated a drive pin lock system. You must depress a button to fold them back down.

These next two photos really show just how low profile they are. 

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 1

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 1

Be sure to visit www.BobroEngineering.com and follow Bobro Engineering on Facebook for additional details as they become available.

Sneak Peek!! SI-Defense Ambi 7.62 Charging Handle

Posted on December 26th, 2014 by ar15news

I’m really digging the new products that SI-Defense is coming out with lately. Their new completely ambi billet .308 receivers and rifle are the bees knees and just the other day they showed off a sneak peek of their new Ambi 7.62 Charging Handle. I realize everyone and their brother are making charging handles now so some of you might not be that excited but that is what pushes companies to be innovative.

SI-Defense’s new Ambi 7.62 charging handle will feature interchangeable levers which is something I’ve not seen offered before. The levers will also have the same grooves cut into them like they have on the integrated finger rest and on the forward assist housing. 

SI Defense Ambi Charging Handle and Rifle 2 copy

SI Defense Ambi Charging Handle and Rifle 1 copy

I’m really looking forward to seeing these available for sale soon. If you want to watch one AR Manufacturer in 2015, I would suggest keeping an eye on all things SI-Defense.

www.SI-Defense.com

NEW!! Seekins Precision 60/90 Ambi Safety Selector

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 by ar15news

Seekins Precision has released information on their new Ambi Safety Selector. If you had a sharp eye you probably caught a glimpse of it when they introduced their new SP10 .308 rifles. Well, in the next few weeks they will be releasing them for individual purchase. Each Seekins ambi safety will have a center core that has both 60 degree (short throw) and 90 degree (standard throw) configurations. As you can see in the first picture below, both ends of the core have a detent channel cut in them so you can change the setup anytime by simply removing the core and turning it around the other direction. 

Seekins Precision Ambi Safety Selector 2

“Say hello to our little friend… The new Ambidextrous Safety Selector. Featuring both a 90 and 60 degree throw lever in an interchangeable and fully drop in design. Compatible with any mil-spec lower receiver and machined with aggressive diamond texture. The Seekins Precision ambi safety selector will be available in the coming weeks with an MSRP of just $39.99″

Seekins Precision Ambi Safety Selector 2

Not only does the Seekins Precision Ambi Safety Selector look great but at and MSRP of just $39.99 I guarantee you it will be a hot seller. Be on the look out for them to be added to the www.SeekinsPrecision.com store and other retailers in the coming weeks.

NEW!! Mega Arms Quad Rail Megalithic Upper

Posted on December 15th, 2014 by ar15news

The Mega Arms MTS or Megalithic Tactical System is a really cool one piece upper that replaced their popular “Monolithic” uppers that they used to make. When the Megalithic version was introduced there were two models, one KeyMod and one Quad Rail. For some time though it seemed that Mega Arms would not be producing the Quad Rail version due to the popularity of the KeyMod version. After tons of people requested that Mega Arms make the Quad Rail MTS upper they realized that there was enough demand for it to make that happen. Starting next week, Mega Arms will begin shipping their new Quad Rail MTS uppers and they look awesome. 

Mega Arms Megalithic Quad Rail 1

Mega Arms Megalithic Quad Rail 1

Mega Arms Megalithic Quad Rail 1

The MTS uppers look fantastic paired up to a Mega Arms billet lower but will work great with any forged or billet, mil spec dimension AR-15 lower receiver. All MTS uppers also come with a proprietary barrel nut and barrel nut wrench. If you’re looking for an ultra-rigid upper/rail setup, this is it. Check out the complete list of dealers at the link below. I’ll be waiting for RainierArms.com to get them personally.

www.MegaArms.com

NEW!! LANTAC BMD (Blast Mitigation Device)

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by ar15news

LANTAC has just joined the long list of companies who are offering a muzzle device shroud that redirects the blast associated with using a muzzle brake. I like that LANTAC took the design at least one step further and created openings on the top of the shroud that correspond to the top ports of the LANTAC Dragon brake which allows the brake to fight muzzle rise even while the shroud is installed. They’ve also designed a different QD attachment system as well. Probably the most notable feature is the fact that it works with the LANTAC Dragon which is widely considered one of the best brakes on the market. Also shown in these pictures is there new SPADA rail. These products will be available early 2015.

LANTAC BMD, Blast Mitigation Device. There have been many derivatives of the first blast shield designed by Simplistic Shooting Solutions and or Kineti Tech years ago. Including QD attachment systems and diffuser holes as seen in Ferfrans and the Spikes Tactical HVS designs. With Gemtech, Griffin and MMC also fielding good products. The BMD is our take on this type of device, with a few changes from our original concept that was tabled at the time we designed our Dragon brake.

LANTAC BMD

One of the most important features for us was vertical porting that would allow the Dragon brake to continue to shoot as efficiently as it does without compromise. The other was gas flow direction and turbulence. Internally the BMD features an angled shoulder that allows gas to flow smoothly into the diffuser sections of the outer cylinder and also across the many teeth at the opening. The diffuser holes are also strategically position at the sides and top of the BMD but NOT the bottom, this also assist in muzzle climb management, its the same principle as found in the A2 compensator.

LANTAC BMD Vertical Ports copy

The BMD is also retained by 2 spring loaded catches on either side, so can be ‘stripped’ forward from the brake very quickly if required.

LANTAC BMD Spring Loaded Catch copy

LANTAC has been releasing a ton of new products lately and they seem to just keep getting better and better. Be sure to check out the LANTAC Facebook page as well as their website www.LANTAC-USA.com for a complete list of LANTAC products.

LANTAC E-BCG, UAR Upper & DGN556B Dragon Muzzle Brake

Posted on November 23rd, 2014 by ar15news

Below is the latest press release, pics and super slow motion video from LANTAC regarding their new E-BCG and UAR upper.

Introducing our new E-BCG Bolt Carrier Group with forward porting gas system and Domed Head ‘SmoothCam’ Cam Pin. Our Enhanced BCG runs smoother and flatter, cleaner and with less pressurization to the upper when used with a suppressor. In testing with a 5.56X45mm 7.5” barrel, 62Gr CBC Magtech SS109 ammunition and Ase Utra Jet-Z CQB-S suppressor we could not feel any gas to the face either in Semi or Full Auto fire.

LANTAC E-BCG 2 620

Our UAR™ (Upper Advanced Receiver) features an ultra smooth bore and blended cam pin recess to reduce wear. It us machined from 7075T6 Billet Aluminum and Type3 Hardcoat, Class2 Anodized.

LANTAC E-BCG UAR 3

Also detailed is our 14.5” Intermediate Rifle with our E-BCG, Proprietary Buffer System and Dragon Muzzle Brake Recoil has all but been eliminated and there is more movement from the bolt carrier hitting the barrel extension as it reloads than there is from firing.

This rifle is the softest, flattest gun any of us or our test guys have ever shot.

Full Specs:
-  LANTAC LA-R15 14.5” Semi Auto Intermediate Raven Rifle:
–  LANTAC .223Wylde chambered 14.5 4150 CMV Barrel, Nitride Finish.
–  Intermediate Gas System
–  LANTAC GB750S Gas Block
–  Rainier Arms Raptor Charging Handle
–  LANTAC Buffer, Recoil System
–  LANTAC E-BCG
–  LANTAC DGN556B Dragon Muzzle Brake
–  7075T6 Billet Upper & Lower Receivers
–  CMC 2 Stage Trigger, Curved, 2/2
–  Magpul CTR Stock & .70” Pad
–  Magpul MOE+ Grip
–  Magpul 30Rnd PMAG
–  Troy Front & Rear Folding Sights
–  Surefire Scoutlight with Tape Switch
–  Vortex Optics Razor HD 1-6 Scope
–  Trijicon RMR 45degree Red Dot

LANTAC LA-M4 Battle Raven Select Fire Rifle:
-  LANTAC 5.56X45mm Chambered 7.5” 4150 CMV Barrel, Nitride Finish
–  Pistol Gas System
–  LANTAC GB750S Gas Block
–  Parabellum Armament ADO Charging Handle
–  LANTAC Buffer, Recoil System
–  LANTAC E-BCG
–  LANTAC DGN556B Dragon Muzzle Brake
–  7075T6 Billet Upper & Lower Receivers
–  Magpul CTR Stock & .70” Pad
–  Magpul MOE+ Grip
–  Magpul 30Rnd Pmag
–  Troy Front & Rear Folding Sights
–  Surefire X300 Weaponlight with Tape Switch
–  Elcan Specter OS4X Sight
–  ASE Utra Jet-Z CQB-S Borelock Suppressor

E-BCG Specs:
-  Carrier, Steel 8620, Chrome Lined, Hardened to Milspec.
–  Bolt, Steel, Carpenter 158, Magnetic Particle Inspected.
–  Shot Peened and Hardened to Milspec.
–  NiB Coated.
–  Flared Boss for enhanced accuracy and balance.
–  Forward Porting Gas System.

Ammunition Shot:
-  CBC Magtech 62Gr 5.56x45mm SS109.

Slowmo footage filmed on a Photron Fastcam SA-X2 in 20,000FPS & 40,000FPS Raw. Studio footage filmed 24FPS RAW on a 4K Blackmagic Cinema Camera with Anamorphic 40mm Lens and Motion Control. Color Correction & Grading in Davinci Resolve. Editied in Sony Vegas.

www.lantac-usa.com

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