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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. 

SLR Rifleworks just released the first look at their new M-LOK version of their popular SOLO Series Handguard. As most of you know, Magpul recently revealed that they will be using a new mounting system called M-LOK instead of the currently in use KeyMod. For the longest time people have been wishing Magpul would make KeyMod accessories. Knowing now that they will only be doing M-LOK accessories is sure to sell a ton of M-LOK rails such as this SOLO Series from SLR Rifleworks. According to SLR Rifleworks these will be available for purchase as early as today so head on over to www.SLRRifleworks.com and keep hitting that refresh button.  

620 SLR Rifleworks SOLO M-LOK Rail 2

620 SLR Rifleworks SOLO M-LOK Rail 2

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For years now, Phase 5 Weapon Systems has been the leader in all things AR Pistol related. They started out making small accessories and have grown into a full blown weapons and accessory manufacturer. I’ve personally been working with Ken and the guys since the beginning of AR15NEWS and their ingenuity and attention to detail has never ceased to amaze. Recently they’ve brought a new AR Pistol and quite a few new AR Pistol products to market. With the skyrocketing popularity of the AR Pistol I figured it would be nice to compile some of the newest Phase 5 Weapon Systems AR Pistol products in one place. 

First up is the new ATLAS ONE AR Pistol that Phase 5 introduced in 2013. This bad boy features their new billet receivers, LPSN (Low Profile Slant Nose) rail, 7.5″ 5.56 barrel and the always popular Phase 5 PBT (Pistol Buffer Tube). The PBT as you can see works well with the new SIG SB15 Arm Brace which has played a major part in the AR Pistol rise in popularity.

Phase 5 Weapon Systems AR Pistol Parts

As I just mentioned, Phase 5 makes a very popular Pistol Buffer Tube also known as their PBT. Typically the PBT comes with a standard black foam pad on the end. Recently they added a new option for a MultiCam colored cover which is designed to add a bit of durability, style and comfort to the existing pad. This is a pretty inexpensive upgrade at just $13 and includes the Cover and Pad.

Phase 5 Weapon Systems AR Pistol Parts

The SIG SB15 “Arm Brace” requires no introduction. This thing is everywhere lately and is one of the hottest products on the AR Pistol market right now, especially since the ATF verified in a letter that it is okay for users to put the SB15 up to their shoulder when firing. One of the things I noticed on my SB15 is that the supplied arm strap is just a super cheap thing of Velcro. Phase 5 is now offering a set of heavy duty replacement SB15 Arms Straps that are available in OD Green, Digital Desert Tan, Kryptek Typhon and MultiCam starting at just $18 for the pair. 

Phase 5 Weapon Systems AR Pistol Parts

They even offer matching Single Point Bungee Slings to match your upgraded SB15 Arm Strap.

Phase 5 Weapon Systems AR Pistol Parts 5

The last two products are the new “Hex” line of Pistol Buffer Tubes. These are not out yet but will hopefully be coming out this month.

First is the HexOne. “This heavy duty 100% American 7075 T651 certified billet aluminum hexagonally shaped pistol buffer tube is the first of its’ kind! Phase 5™ has multiple patents pending and the HexOne™ line of pistol buffer tubes…” Okay, this thing just looks freaking sweet. 

Phase 5 Weapon Systems AR Pistol Parts

Second in the “Hex” family is the Hex-2. This part of the Hex Tube line and is tailored to the Sig SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace (aka SB15). As you can see it features raised areas near the front of the tube to keep the SB15 from sliding all the way down on the tube which is more comfortable for those with longer arms. 

Phase 5 Weapon Systems AR Pistol Parts

So as you can see, Phase 5 Weapon Systems is really dedicated to bringing as many high quality components to the AR Pistol market as possible. Not to mention, these products make for one awesome looking build. You can check out all of these awesome options and more at www.Phase5WSI.com

Phase 5 Weapon Systems AR Pistol Parts

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Coming Soon!! BCM KeyMod Vertical Grip Short

Posted on April 28th, 2014 by ar15news

Everyone’s been asking…”When will some one just come out with a KeyMod Vertical Grip?”. BCM (Bravo Company Manufacturing) is obviously listening and will be introducing their new KeyMod Vertical Grip Short soon. I happen to follow Larry Vickers, one of the coolest of “Cool Guys”, on Facebook and he shared a few pictures of his pre-production models of the new BCM KeyMod Stubby Vertical Grip and they look great. What’s even cooler is how easy they are to install. Unlike most KeyMod accessories, there are no tools needed to tighten the to the rail. Just simply slide it on the rail and twist the grip until its tight and let it lock into place (see video below). It has the same forward angle and is reversible like their standard grip. 

04-28-14 BCM KeyMod Stubby Vertical Grip 2

04-28-14 BCM KeyMod Stubby Vertical Grip 2Photos courtesy of Larry Vickers

 

I did notice they are listed on the BCM website already so they can’t be too far away from releasing them. Looks like they plan on retailing them for around $40 a pop. Head on over to www.BravoCompanyUSA.com and click on the email notification link to be notified when these grips are in-stock. 

You can also follow Bravo Company USA on Facebook for sneak peeks at new products. 

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