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Sneak Peek! Daniel Defense 7.62×51 Rifle

Posted on July 10th, 2015 by ar15news

Looks our friends at Daniel Defense have something awesome in the works. Many people have been asking for a 7.62×51 DD rifle and now it looks like that time is coming very soon. Check out the video below and keep an eye out on www.DanielDefense.com.

First Look – Rainier Arms AVALANCHE Ambi Charging Handle

Posted on July 9th, 2015 by ar15news

A few months back we were told that Rainier Arms was developing a brand new ambi charging handle that would be 110% brand new, built from the ground up to the be the best Ambi C.H. on the market. That sounded like a pretty tall order but if anybody could do it, it would be the guys at Rainier Arms. For years they have had their finger on the pulse of the AR-15 market, helping them introduce items that appeal to the masses without sacrificing function or quality. Fast forward to literally the past few weeks and the new Rainier Arms ambi charging handle has come to life. Meet the AVALANCHE!

Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 1

The idea of an ambi charging handle is nothing new and there are lots of options to choose from. Most of the ambi charging handles on the market are very solidly made and function well. What Rainier Arms realized from the time they started designing the AVALANCHE is that many customers chose to purchase an ambi charging handle based on how it looks knowing that most are going to perform well. This brings up one of the most exciting features of the AVALANCHE which is that the end user can install different looking handles on the charging handle making it unique to their taste. 

Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 1

Currently I believe there are 3 different style extended handles and a few different colors for each. The AVALANCHE I was able to get my hands on features the round knurled handles. These are held in place by a screw with Loctite on the end and a set screw underneath the handle to guarantee its not going anywhere. 

Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 1

Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 1

The AVALANCHE is machined from 7075-T6 aluminum for a super strong main housing and shaft with a Stainless Steel latch which won’t wear down over years of use. The latch and both handles make up the moving parts of the charging handle and all pivot on beefed up roll pins that are capable of taking any abuse you give it.

Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 1

Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 1

So far so good. I’m really excited to be able to put the AVALANCHE to good use. Rainier Arms has hit the nail on the head with a super solid design and the idea to allow the end user to change the look of their charging handle whenever they want is genius. My first impression of the AVALANCHE definitely ranks it just as good as other ambi charging handles on the market in function and feel but none can compare when it comes to customization. Look for the AVALANCHE to be available for purchase very soon from www.RainierArms.com.

Sneak Peek!! Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle

Posted on May 16th, 2015 by ar15news

**Update 5-22-15:  More pictures added below.**

Rainier Arms is about 1-2 months out from releasing their new Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle. The Avalanche will feature modular latch handles that will come in different shapes, sizes and colors giving you the ability to customize it to your liking. Knowing the reputation that Rainier Arms carries, I’m sure this will be an absolutely awesome charging handle. Looking forward to seeing more of this product. This article will be updated with more pics and details as Rainier Arms releases them.

Rainier Arms Avalanch Ambi Charging Handle 1 copy

Rainier Arms Avalanch Ambi Charging Handle 2 copyRainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 3

Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 3Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle 3

We understand the strong desire to customize our ARs. Coming SOON, the Rainier Arms Avalanche™ Charging Handle. It’s not only ambidextrous, it has interchangeable handles to suit your unique needs.

We will offer 3 main handle shapes. You can buy additional handles in different colors, etc to customize for feel, look & function. Retail will be $79.95 to $99.95 depending on configuration. We are at final stages of testing various coatings. We anticipate a launch date within 30-60 days!

More information to follow

www.RainierArms.com

Over the weekend my friends from LANTAC sent me some pics from a video they’re currently working on which features the much anticipated LANTAC BMD, aka the Blast Mitigation Device. The BMD slides over and locks onto the LANTAC Dragon muzzle brake to redirect the blast. If you’ve seen any of the previous LANTAC videos you know that they feature amazing high speed footage and these action shots of the BMD are absolutely amazing. You can really see how well it redirects the blast forward of the shooter while still getting some of the benefits of the Dragon brake underneath through the use of vents and holes above the Dragon’s vertical ports. 

I’m a huge fan of the LANTAC Dragon muzzle brake and well…basically anything LANTAC has made so far. Really looking forward to giving the BMD once it comes out. Until then, we’ll just have to drool over these awesome pics below. Look for the full HD video to come soon.

First is a shot of the blast from a LANTAC Dragon WITHOUT the BMD in place.

Lantac BMD 1

These next few shots show the BMD in action on a couple of different ARs. You can easily see that it makes quite a difference in reducing the side blast.

Lantac BMD 1

Lantac BMD 1

Lantac BMD 1

Lantac BMD 1

Lantac BMD 1

Lantac BMD 1

www.LANTAC-USA.com

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Industry Rumors – LANTAC Dragon 9mm

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by ar15news

**Update: These are in-stock at www.Revolvr.com**

Tonight I heard from an extremely credible source that LANTAC will be producing a 9mm version of their very popular Dragon muzzle brake that will be threaded in 1/2-36 and is intended for 9mm Chambered AR’s not handguns as shown below. From what I was told, the first 100 units were shipped to Rainier Arms today. We’ll be sure to update you guys as soon as we know more.  

www.LANTAC-USA.com

www.RainierArms.com

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Photo by Sal_Gunz

Fortis Mfg Introduces the New REV II Rail with M-LOK

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by ar15news

**Update** – Fortis just released the first run of REV II M-LOK rails on www.REVOLVR.com. 4-29-15 3pm EST.

Back in January we broke the news that Fortis Mfg was introducing a new version of the original REV rail called the REV II. Now we are here to spill the beans on the newest version of the REV II which now features M-LOK. As you may already know, M-LOK is a mounting system that is being heavily promoted and backed by Magpul. This means that all of their cool new grips, light mounts, rail panels, etc. will have an M-LOK option and explains why everybody wants an M-LOK rail.

Fortis REV II MLOK 1

Fortis REV II MLOK 2

Then new REV II M-LOK rail continues with the same design characteristics of the REV II KeyMod rail in that it mounts directly to a mil spec barrel nut, features a full run of M-LOK at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, offers 2 QD sling attachment points at 3 and 6 o’clock at the very front of the rail as well as two more in the same spot at the rear of the rail. As you’ve probably already seen, Fortis is well known for their aggressive styling and the new REV II M-LOK rail definitely fits in that statement.

Fortis REV II MLOK 4

Fortis REV II MLOK 3

Fortis REV II MLOK 5

The combination of the super lightweight yet rugged design of the REV II and the M-LOK mounting system means this will be another home run rail system for Fortis Mfg. The REV II M-LOK rail has not been released for purchase yet but you can sign up to be notified the moment it is. Just head on over and enter your email address at www.FortisMfg.com.

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Patriot Ordnance Factory recently introduced their new Puritan 7.62×39 chambered piston AR. Some might yawn and say “Get an AK” but what makes this exciting is that POF has worked some magic and says it is capable of Sub-MOA accuracy with the right ammo. Don’t worry though, cheap steel case ammo was shooting 1.2 – 1.5 MOA. Do that with your AK!

POF Puritan 762x39 2

I spoke to Jaryd at POF yesterday regarding the new Puritan 7.62×39 rifle and here is what he had to say.

“Our goal was to produce a 1 MOA capable 7.62x39mm rifle and we hit our mark. With the Hornady 123gr SST ammo, we shot multiple rifles with results under 1 MOA, the best group being a .73 (sub ¾ MOA). Now, the rifle functions very well with Wolf and other steel case, low end ammo printing groups of  1.2-1.5 MOA (still nothing to shake a stick at when you consider the average AK-47). This rifle features all the same upgrades as our 5.56 Puritan including a single stage 4.5lb drop in trigger with KNS anti-walk pins, NP3 coated BCG, roller cam pin assembly, 3 position short stroke adjustable gas piston, nitride heat treated barrel and anti-tilt buffer tube. We take no shortcuts.”  –  Jaryd B., POF Inside Sales

POF Puritan 762x39 2

Another cool thing we found out in talking to Jaryd was the MSRP. Usually when you hear the high end name “Patriot Ordnance Factory” you can hear your wallet crying but the POF Puritan 7.62×39 rifle will have an MSRP of just $1,469.99. That is an awesome price considering its a piston-driven 7.62×39 rifle from POF. 

A lot of guys will say they can’t get their home-built 7.62×39 chambered AR’s to function correctly but that just means you haven’t put in the time to figure out what works best. I have a 7.62×39 11″ AR Pistol that runs like a sewing machine and I’m sure POF has done their homework to ensure a great running rifle. 

Whether you’re looking for a great hunting rifle or a rifle that can reliably and accurately put a dent in your stockpile of cheap 7.62×39 ammo, the new POF Puritan rifle is a great place to start your search.

www.POF-USA.com

NEW!! VG6 Precision “CAGE” Blast Diverter

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by ar15news

VG6 Precision has just announced that their new CAGE Device is now shipping to their dealers to fill backorders and should be up on their website very soon. The CAGE is a different take on one of the most popular AR accessories right now…the Blast Diverter. VG6 decided to go a little bit of a different route. Instead of adding a large cone around the muzzle device, which can effect the performance of it, they created a device that disrupts the expanding gas coming out of the sides of their two chamber muzzle devices, greatly reducing the concussion. This is going to be a great middle ground option between a standard brake and a muzzle shroud. Check out the pics below. More information and video available at www.VG6Precision.com.

VG6 CAGE RAW Gamma Epsilon1

Shown here before Black Nitride finish with the EPSILON and GAMMA brakes

 

VG6 CAGE on Epsilon RAW1

Raw finish on EPSILON.

 

VG6 CAGE on Epsilon1

CAGE with Black Nitride Finish on EPSILON

 

VG6 CAGE on GAMMA1

CAGE with Black Nitride Finish on GAMMA

Patriot Ordnance Factory 9mm PSG (Patriot Sub Gun)

Posted on April 10th, 2015 by ar15news

POF (Patriot Ordnance Factory) just posted this video on their Facebook page showing their new 9mm PSG or Patriot Sub Gun. The POF PSG is an extremely compact system due to its self contained recoil system that does not require the traditional AR buffer tube. At just 16.3″ overall length, its designed to be used with a single point sling attached to the rear of the firearm much like an MP5K. The new POF PSG accepts Colt style 9mm magazines and comes with an MSRP of just $999.99. Check out the pictures and video below. 

Be sure to follow Patriot Ordnance Factory on Facebook and check out www.POF-USA.com.

POF 9mm PSG 1

POF 9mm PSG 1

The POF-USA PSG 9MM (Patriot Sub Gun) is alive!

Posted by Patriot Ordnance Factory on Friday, April 10, 2015

Looking for a more cost effective alternative to the Sig SB15 Arm Brace for your AR Pistol? Check out the the new KAK Industry “Shockwave” Pistol Buffer Tube which is designed to perfectly interface with the new Shockwave Blade Pistol Stabilizer. The buffer tube features 12 dimples that interact with the Blade’s “anti-rotation / anti-thrust” set screw to adjust position for comfort as well as keeps the Blade from spinning on the buffer tube. Sounds like a great setup and at just $95 for the complete kit (about half the price of a Sig SB15 Arm Brace and Buffer Tube Kit) its a great deal too. Purchases of the complete KAK/Shockwave Kit or the individual parts can be made at www.KAKIndustry.com. Dealer inquiry information  is at the bottom of the press release.

Oxnard, CA (April 6, 2015)—KAK Industry, a leader in firearms component manufacturing, announces that is has secured the exclusive distribution rights to Shockwave Technologies’ line of Blade pistol stabilizers. KAK also reveals that it has developed a custom buffer tube for the Blade.

KAK Shockwave Blade Pistol Buffer Tube Kit 1

The class 3 hard-anodized tube features 12 length-adjustment settings. Its anti-rotation and anti-thrust design mean that the Blade stays put without sliding forward or spinning. The tube is flush with rear of Blade when it’s installed fully forward. When installed fully out, the assembly is incredibly rigid.

KAK Shockwave Blade Pistol Buffer Tube Kit 2

KAK Shockwave Blade Pistol Buffer Tube Kit 2

Being of the castle nut design, the KAK Shockwave tube accepts all carbine buffer systems, mil-spec receiver endplates, and aftermarket endplates. Kurt Kosman, president of KAK Industry, remarked, “Our two innovative companies have combined efforts to bring a higher-quality, easier-to-use, more-affordable pistol stabilizing system to the market.”

“Teaming up with KAK Industry is a smart step for our small company,” stated Marty Ewer, owner of Shockwave. “We have a product that is an immediate hit with anybody who sees it. KAK is well-respected in the industry for its quality products and excellent customer service. And they have the resources to really catapult the Blade into the industry spotlight—pairing it with their KAK Shockwave tube and getting the system in front of virtually everybody through its rapidly expanding dealer network.”

KAK Industry will retail Blade pistol stabilizers, KAK Shockwave tubes, and package deals online as well as provide wholesale pricing to Web-based resellers and brick-and-mortar shops. Dealers interested in retailing the Blade should contact KAK Industry through their website (www.kakindustry.com) or by phone at 805-981-4734. Shockwave will also retail Blade pistol stabilizers, KAK Shockwave tubes, and kits through its website and other Internet channels. “Our goal is to make the Blade pistol stabilizer and KAK Shockwave tube 2015’s must-have accessories,” added Kosman. For more information, contact KAK Industry at 805-981-4734 or Shockwave Technologies at 801-815-5178.

http://www.kakindustry.com/shockwave

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