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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

Sneak Peek – KE Arms Barrel Nut Wrench

Posted on April 6th, 2015 by ar15news

Saw this last night on the KE Arms Facebook and Instagram feed and thought I would share it with you guys. This is a Barrel Nut Wrench that attaches to a torque wrench or socket wrench. It has 5 pins on each side, strategically placed to work with both a standard AR-15 Barrel Nut and .308 Barrel Nut. By having 5 pins you shouldn’t have too much force on any single one but if you do happen to bend or break one you are able to tap them out and install a new pin. I’ve used similar style wrenches in the past and they work great. The only thing I would love to see is they could add in a Castle Nut Wrench at a 90 Degree angle so the pins wouldn’t be in the way of the wrench shaft. Even without a Castle Nut Wrench, this looks like something I’ll have to pick up to try out. No word on pricing or availability but it should be coming soon to www.KEArms.com.

KE Arms AR Barrel Nut Wrench

Another new product from KE Arms, the last barrel nut wrench you will ever need to buy. .223 & .308 with 5 replaceable pins on each side for better distribution of force. Even if you bend or break them you can tap them out and install new ones.

Here’s a look at one of the American Defense Mfg UIC-10A Rifle pre-production prototypes. The UIC-10A .308 rifle will feature similar ambidextrious controls and billet receivers that we’ve seen from their 5.56/.223 line. They will also feature 416R Stainless Steel barrels that are 1:10 twist. They will be available in a 14.5″ midlength, 16″ rifle length, and possibly an 18″ rifle length and 20″ in 6.5 Creedmoor.

ADM UIC10A 308 Rifle Prototype 1ADM UIC10A 308 Rifle Prototype 1

I’m really digging these new rifles that American Defense Mfg has been coming out with. Their 5.56 line of rifles have already been shown to be great rifles and I’m sure these new .308’s will be the same. I’ve heard from numerous people that the ambi controls are extremely intuitive and work great. 

You can check out all of the new ADM Rifles at www.ADMFirearms.com.

For all other ADM Scope Mounts, Rifle Components and Accessories go to www.ADM-MFG.com.

New!! Unity Tactical MONKEY BAR

Posted on March 27th, 2015 by ar15news

Unity Tactical just released a sneak peek at a brand new product they will be bringing out soon called the MONKEY BAR. The new Unity Tactical MONKEY BAR is a light mount bar that replaces the clamp on the front sight of a Magpul MBUS PRO sight creating one complete unit. In the photo shown they have a Scout Light mounted to it. No word yet as to whether or not they will be making additional mount options but I would think that is a natural progression.

Unity Tactical Monkey Bar Light Mount 1

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Unity Tactical Monkey Bar Light Mount 5

Unity Tactical is proud to announce the “Monkey Bar”. A replacement clamp for the excellent Magpul™ MBUS™ PRO line of Backup Iron Sights.

 

The Monkey Bar replaces the OEM clamp to provide the user with a solid and lightweight FUSION compatible mounting interface. The FUSION interface allows you to directly mount Surefire™ Scout Lights as well as 1913 rail sections (Using the Offset Rail), 1” or Executive Series Ring Lights (Using the FUSION Ring Mounts) or Surefire ™ Millennium Series Lights (Using the Millennium Series Adapter). The Monkey Bar is precision machined out of 6061-T6 aluminum and Type 3 Hardcoat anodized for durability. It adds 0.2 Ounces of weight over the MBUS™ Pro alone, so it’s one of the lightest weight mounts on the market. It is currently in production and will be available at the end of April.

FAQs:
Q. When will it be available?
A. About 6 weeks. (posted on March 18th)

Q. How much does it weigh?
A. Net weight increase of less than 0.2oz. That’s like less than one of Kyle Lamb’s beard hairs.

Q. Why is called Monkey Bar?
A. Because America, that’s why.

Q. Will it make me more attractive to women?
A. Yes.

Q. This is incredible, it must cost like a thousand dollars?
A. Nope! Street price will be well under $40, which is about 7 rounds of M855.

Will keep you all posted if I hear any additional info.  

You can follow Unity Tactical on Facebook and on Instagram.

www.UnityTactical.com

“The Jack” Billet Lower – Coming Soon from Sharps Bros.

Posted on March 24th, 2015 by ar15news

I will be the first to admit the first two Sharps Bros lowers, the “Hellbreaker” and “Warthog”, were not really my style at all. Recently they’ve started posting pics of their newest lower, “The Jack”, which in my opinion is 100 times better than the other two. As with the previous two models, it uses the mag well to display most of the uniqueness of the lower which in this case is the face of a skull. 

Sharps Bros The Jack Lower 1

Sharps Bros The Jack Lower 2

Sharps Bros The Jack Lower 2

Sharps Bros The Jack Lower 2

When I first saw it I wasn’t sure how I felt about it but you have to admit the design is pretty cool and its kind of growing on me. I remember the first time I saw the Seekins Precision lower and hated it, now its one of my favorites I own. Anyways, as with everything we do here at AR15NEWS, we wanted to get the information out to you guys, show you some pics and let you take it from there. From what I can tell they plan on releasing pricing and availability information on or around 4/1/15 on the Sharps Bros Facebook page. The pictures below show unfinished and uncoated prototypes. I believe final production models will be black.

LANTAC Presents its new Keyed Accessory Mounting system (KAM)

Posted on March 17th, 2015 by ar15news

LANTAC USA has been absolutely awesome to watch over the last year or so. They’ve come out with some really amazing products and continue to introduced new products at lightning speed. Their latest introduction is a bit different than their Muzzle Devices, BCG, Rails, etc in that it is actually a mounting solution. We are all familiar with 1913 Picatinny, KeyMod and M-LOK. Now its time to meet LANTAC’s KAM (Keyed Accessory Mounting) because from what I can see, KAM addresses some issues I’ve personally disliked about both KeyMod and M-LOK. Only time will tell but I’m seriously hoping KAM gains a head of steam like its predecessors and becomes a huge success. Check out the video and information on KAM below.

KAM can be used for the attachment of accessories to all types of surfaces, manufactured from a variety of materials. Metal, Polymer and Composites can all be mounted onto without any damage from galling, slipping or splintering.

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kam3

KAM’s unique locking system is 100% integrated into the accessory and only applies compressive force to the mounting surface. Due to its unique design a powerful force can be applied without any danger of damaging the mounting surface area.

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kam3

KAM uses a low parts count for accessories and has a simple / fast to machine hole and slot pattern that also gives design and styling flexibility to the manufacturer.

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KAM is Patent Pending but Free to License for manufacturing purposes, with the only requirement being the inclusion of the KAM logo on the item manufactured with its features.

Different adapter plates and locking ‘ROTO’ nuts can be used to fix the same accessories to tubular / curved surfaces so the system represents true flexibility across all types of design.

More information on adapter plates and nut designs to follow.

Please contact us on info@lantac-usa.com to register interest and receive more information.

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You can follow all things LANTAC USA at the following:
Website: www.LANTAC-USA.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/LanTacUSA
Instagram: https://instagram.com/LANTAC_USA/

New!! Forward Controls Design ABC/R Bolt Catch

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

Forward Controls Design is getting ready to introduce their new ABC/R (Augmented Bolt Catch / Release) and I can’t wait to get on in and installed on one of my rifles. As you’ll see below the new ABC/R Bolt Catch is not flat like most Bolt Catch’s are. It features a slight angle not the bottom portion and a little bit steeper of an angle on the top portion. The photos show the ABC/R unfinished prototype (has not gone through deburring and tumbling). The retail units will be Melonited black and have a very high quality finish. Roger, the owner of Forward Controls Design (formerly of Battle Arms Development), explains why he wanted to redesign the standard bolt catch which you can read below.

It came from my dissatisfaction with factory bolt catch’s tiny, boot heel like lower paddle.  I’ve always deemed the top paddle to be of sufficient size, it’s the lower paddle the factory bolt catch, and most aftermarket bolt catches for that matter, fall short.

Forward Controls Design IBC:R 3

This shortcoming is amplified when there is a Norgon Ambi-Catch in place.  The Ambi-catch places its release paddle on the same vertical plane as the factory bolt catch bottom paddle, making the  bolt catch’s lower paddle even harder to use. With a gloved hand, it’s virtually impossible to tell them apart by feel.

Forward Controls Design IBC:R 3

The ABC/R has an enlarged top paddle, the lower 50% of the top paddle is canted at 5 degree, the upper 50% is canted at 10 degree.  The combined effect is the top paddle is easier to use, not solely based on its larger size, but because its angles.  When the bolt carrier is locked back, the canted top paddle is much easier for the palm or thumb to access.

The lower paddle of the ABC/R is canted at 10 degree.  With or without a Norgon Ambi-catch in place, accessibility has been vastly improved. The ABC/R’s angled lower paddle is on a separate vertical plane than the Ambi-Catch, making identification far more intuitive, both visually and by feel.

Forward Controls Design IBC:R 1

The notch immediately above the ABC/R’s lower paddle isn’t there by accident.  As you run your finger down the bolt catch towards the lower paddle, the notch is meant to give you tactile feedback “the top portion of the bolt catch is ending, you’re about to approach the lower paddle”

Forward Controls Design IBC:R 4

The lightening cuts on the ABC/R are there to make its weight as close to the factory weight as possible (0.445oz vs. 0.401oz), the ABC/R isn’t meant to be a lightweight component.

Right now the best place to keep tabs on all of the new stuff coming out from Forward Controls Design in on their Facebook page. Roger even shows off some pics of the design process to explain how things progress, etc and is a pretty cool page to follow. Look for the new ABC/R to be released soon.

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