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LANTAC 308 “Heavy” E-BCG

Posted on May 20th, 2016 by ar15news

LANTAC has been working on the new .308 (Heavy) Version of their E-BCG for some time now and they just announced it is now in production. The E-BCG is simply one of the best AR15 BCG’s on the market and now you’re looking at possibly the best AR10 BCG out there as well. Time will tell but I am expecting great things from the E-BCG “Heavy”. Not sure on price just yet but if the price of the AR15 E-BCG is any indicator, it’s not going to be cheap. We’ll keep you up to speed as more information regarding the E-BCG Heavy is released.

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Lantac EBCG Heavy 308 BCG 1

Lantac EBCG Heavy 308 BCG 2

SD Tactical Arms is donating a one of a kind “Old Glory” .308 rifle to the 3rd Annual Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit Auction which will take place next month in Fort Worth, TX. The Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit Auction raises money for other organizations helping Veterans. This years recipient chosen by the Kyle family is Spirit of a Hero

SD Tactical Old Glory Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit auction rifle 3

“Old Glory” will be donated to the Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit Auction. This rifle has a billet upper and lower machined by SD Tactical Arms to a precise fit. The barrel is a Proof Research 16″ carbon fiber .308 /1 in 10 twist. 15′ handguard, adjustable length of pull and comb on this stock, heavy duty unimount scope base, TRMR2 Elite Tactical Optic, custom trigger, leather tooled Pelican case (by the finest saddle maker Texas has to offfer) with a custom form insert. This rifle is equipped with the finest machining and materials the industry has to offer.

SD Tactical Old Glory Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit auction rifle 3

SD Tactical Old Glory Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit auction rifle 3

SD Tactical Old Glory Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit auction rifle 3

SD Tactical Old Glory Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit auction rifle 3

SD Tactical Old Glory Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit auction rifle 3

You can purchase tickets to attend the 3rd Annual Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit Auction at www.ChrisKyleMemorialBenefit.com

MagPod Designing Baseplate for Magpul M3 PMAG

Posted on April 18th, 2016 by ar15news

Right around the time that MagPod released their baseplate replacement for Gen M2 PMAGs, Magpul introduced their new Gen M3 PMAG and totally switched things up. By “switched things up” I mean they changed the base plate design which meant the MagPod would not fit on the new Gen M3 PMAG. Obviously there are a metric ton of Gen M2 PMAGs in use so its not a huge deal but it would be awesome to have the option to add a MagPod to the new Gen M3 PMAGs too. 

A few days ago MagPod released an image showing off the new design which looks similar to the current MagPod but will also incorporate some sort of retaining clip. Currently they are testing out a two-piece retaining clip and a one-piece retaining clip.

Magpod Gen M3 PMAG

Sneak peek at the patent pending M3 PMAG version of MagPod; even though the M3 PMAG baseplate slides on from the rear, we decided to make our version slide in from the FRONT, which allows us to keep the patented “forward biased” foot that MagPod is known for.

No firm release date yet – we are still evaluating the retaining clip options to see which holds up better to drop testing.

I’m definitely looking forward to seeing this new MagPod version become available. You can follow along with the development of the new Gen M3 PMAG version of the MagPod  on the MagPod Facebook and Instagram accounts. 

Seekins Precision 1-Piece Scope Mount

Posted on April 13th, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve heard that Seekins Precision will be releasing information on their new Scope Mount very soon. Not sure exactly when but until then I thought I would share a sneak peek at the new mount. These photos were posted on their Facebook page. 

Seekins Precision 1-piece Scope Mount 1

Seekins Precision 1-piece Scope Mount 1

Seekins Precision 1-piece Scope Mount 1

The photos that Seekins Precision has shared so far show a cantilever style 30mm scope mount that has two picatinny rail clamps that are secured by two large Torx screws. No word yet if there will be other styles, models or additional options to choose from but this version looks awesome. As you can see it looks great with both smaller 1-4 and 1-6 optics as well as larger magnification optics. Keep an eye out for more information on the new Seekins Precision Scope Mounts coming soon. 

You can check out other Seekins Precision products at www.SeekinsPrecision.com.

Sneak Peek!! SMOS Arms FSB and Switch Block Cutout Rails

Posted on April 6th, 2016 by ar15news

A few days ago SMOS Arms released a picture of some rails that were in the raw. SMOS Arms is well know for their slim rails that they have OEM’d for other well known companies. What’s cool about these rails they shared are that they are Quad Rails and they feature a modular cutout system. One is for an AR with a standard Front Sight Post or you can add in a small rail section at the top creating a smaller cutout to be used in conjunction with the Noveske Switch Block or possibly other adjustable gas block systems. There really aren’t a ton of details available for these new rails just yet but just wanted to share the sneak peek with you in case you didn’t see it yourself. Of course as with all prototypes, we’ll have to keep watching to see how product units come out.

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SMOS Arms Rails

SMOS Arms Rails 1

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)

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