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I was literally just mentioning the other day how “an AR with an American Flag finish gets me every time”. Apparently AERO Precision was listening because their new Builder Set for the month of March is just that. The March Builder Set comes with a Forged Lower, Trigger Guard, M4E1 Forged Upper and Gen2 Enhanced Handguard (MLOK or KeyMod). All of the parts have a dark gray base cerakote finish and the receiver set has a silver American Flag as well that looks awesome. As always, this is a limited edition set and once it’s gone it won’t be coming back. Get your hands on this unique builder set at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com

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This package deal includes the finished pieces you need to assemble your own American Flag Cerakote M4E1 Rifle, including an M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver, AR15 Gen 2 Lower Receiver, Gen 2 Enhanced Handguard of choice and Billet Trigger Guard all finished in American Flag Cerakote. Stand out at the range with a unique and eye catching build. This is a one time offer for this finish – once they are gone, they are gone!

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Includes:
– M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver finished in American Flag Cerakote. Upper receiver is assembled and includes the forward assist, dust cover and barrel nut.
– AR15 Gen 2 Stripped Lower Receiver finished in American Flag Cerakote
– 15″ Enhanced Gen 2 KeyMod or M-LOK Handguard finished in American Flag Cerakote
– Billet Trigger Guard in American Flag Cerakote

https://aeroprecisionusa.com/m4e1-american-flag-cerakote-builder-set.html

Custom Cerakote Finish done by Hillbilly 223 Urban Finishes.

Limited Run – AERO Precision M4E1 Cobalt Cerakote Builder Set

Posted on February 8th, 2017 by ar15news

If you’ve been wondering what AERO’s February Builder Set would look like, wonder no more. AERO’s February Builder Set is now available and they definitely didn’t disappoint. This month they are doing a Limited Run of M4E1 Upper Receiver, Gen2 Stripped Lower Receiver, 15″ Enhanced Gen2 Handguard (KeyMod or MLOK) and a Billet Trigger Guard all finished in a Cobalt Cerakot. I’ve always been a fan of this color for a rifle and it would look fantastic with a set of black AR furniture. If you’re looking for a quick start to your next build, check these out at www.AEROPrecision.com.

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This package deal includes the finished pieces you need to assemble your own Cobalt Cerakote M4E1 Rifle, including an M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver, AR15 Gen 2 Lower Receiver, Gen 2 Enhanced Handguard of choice and Billet Trigger Guard all finished in Cobalt Cerakote. Stand out at the range with a unique and eye catching build. This is a one time offer for this finish – once they are gone, they are gone!

Includes:
– M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver finished in Cobalt Cerakote. Upper receiver is assembled and includes the forward assist, dust cover and barrel nut.
– AR15 Gen 2 Stripped Lower Receiver finished in Cobalt Cerakote
– 15″ Enhanced Gen 2 KeyMod or M-LOK Handguard finished in Cobalt Cerakote
– Billet Trigger Guard in Cobalt Cerakote

*Limited Run* AERO Precision M4E1 NiB Battleworn™ Builder Set

Posted on October 17th, 2016 by ar15news

If you’ve been looking for something absolutely awesome and unique to start your next build, you have to check this out! AERO Precision has a limited edition run of M4E1 builder sets (includes the enhanced upper receiver, lower, trigger guard and rail) with a Nickel Boron Battleworn finish. We’ve all seen the Battleworn Cerakote finished but its a safe bet that nobody you know has Battleworn NiB. This thing looks absolutely awesome and should make for a very durable finish too. Keep in mind this Battleworn NiB finish is not cheap to do but nothing special is. These sets are available in both KeyMod and MLOK now at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com.

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Our October Builder Set features an AR15 M4E1 set with a Nickel Boron plated Battleworn (NIB Battleworn™) finish by Legal Manufacturing, LLC.

This package deal includes the finished pieces you need to assemble your own Nickel Boron plated Battleworn M4E1 Rifle, including an M4E1 Upper Receiver, AR15 Gen 2 Lower Receiver, Enhanced Handguard of choice and Billet Trigger Guard. Stand out at the range with a unique and eye catching build. This is a one time offer for this finish – once they are gone, they are gone!

Includes:
– M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver finished in NIB Battleworn™. Upper receiver is assembled and includes the forward assist, dust cover and barrel nut.
– AR15 Gen 2 Stripped Lower Receiver finished in NIB Battleworn™
– 12″ or 15″ KeyMod or M-LOK Handguard finished in NIB Battleworn™
– Billet Trigger Guard finished in NIB Battleworn™

AERO Precision M4E1 Sniper Grey Cerakote Builder Set

Posted on February 2nd, 2016 by ar15news

Each month, AERO Precision offers a new limited edition run AR builder set complete with Upper, Lower an Rail System. They typically have either a special limited edition feature or limited edition Cerakote finish. This month they are offering their M4E1 Upper Receiver, AR15 Lower Receiver, Enhanced Handguard (12″ or 15″ in KeyMod or M-LOK) and a Billet Trigger Guard, all finished in a limited edition Sniper Grey Cerakote. 

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Includes:
–  M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver finished in Sniper Grey Cerakote. Upper receiver is assembled and includes the forward assist, dust cover and barrel nut.
–  AR15 Stripped Lower Receiver finished in Sniper Grey Cerakote
–  12″ or 15″ KeyMod or M-LOK Handguard finished in Sniper Grey Cerakote
–  Billet Trigger Guard finished in Sniper Grey Cerakote

Make sure to check out AERO Precision’s February Rifle Giveaway for your chance to win an Sniper Grey Cerakote M4E1 Complete Rifle!

This set is a great starting point for a new build that you won’t see replicate the next time you’re at the range and start at just $380 which is an awesome price point. AERO Precision also sells pretty much everything you could possibly need to finish your build including BCGs, LPKs, Barrels, Muzzle Devices and AR furniture. Check it all out at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com.

Video Overview – New 2015 Geissele and ALG Defense Products

Posted on January 16th, 2015 by ar15news

Bill Geissele gives an in-depth look at all of the new 2015 product offerings from Geissele Automatics and ALG Defense!

AR Pistol Build Details and Pictures

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by ar15news

I recently built a new sexy looking AR Pistol that I’ve been taking pictures of and have gotten quite a few questions about what components I used, why I set it up the way I did and how its running so far. Its been a while since I did a “Build Details” article so I figured since so many people were interested in this build I would do one on it. This article will basically be a run down of the different components as well as an explanation of why I used them if needed.

We’ve all seen some AR Pistols that have extremely short barrels/uppers. I tend to not go shorter than a 10.5″ barrel on mine as it’s short enough to make them more compact without sacrificing a ton of accuracy or velocity. This whole build started out with a mid length AERO Precision COP Upper and Forged Lower. This is the second AR I’ve built with this receiver set and I love them.

THE AR PISTOL UPPER
The Upper, as I mentioned, features an AERO Precision COP mid length upper with a Parallax Tactical TiN BCG, Magpul MBUS Pro sights and Fortis Mfg Hammer charging handle. For the optic I wanted something very small and compact so I went with the Vortex Optics RAZOR and an American Defense Mfg QD mount. The barrel is an ODIN Works 10.5″ .223 Wylde Stainless Steel barrel with a Primary Weapons CQB comp on the end. The combination of a shorter barrel and the CQB comp makes it perfect for a home defense weapon but the ODIN Works barrel definitely holds up to its reputation as a straight shooter and is absolutely capable of hitting longer range targets with ease. I’ll shoot some 100 yard groups soon and do another writeup for you guys on the accuracy of this 10.5″ AR Pistol.

AR Pistol Upper

THE AR PISTOL LOWER
The lower for this build is an AERO Precision lower that I bought as a set with the upper for this build. Both were Cerakoted Tungsten for a unique look. So far I’ve added a Battle Arms Development BAD-CASS-SA short throw selector and EPS Pins, Phase 5 Weapon Systems Winter Trigger Guard, Magpul K2 grip and an Impact Weapons Components QD End Plate sling mount. There is a new ALG Defense ACT trigger waiting for it down stairs that I need to install.

Another feature that should be standard on ALL AR Pistols is the combination of a Sig Sauer SB15 Arm Brace and an SB15 specific buffer tube such as the KAK Industry Super Sig Tube or Phase 5 Hex-2.  These buffer tubes push the SB15 further away from the receiver making the setup a bit more comfortable to shoulder (Shouldering the Sig SB15 is legal according to the ATF). For this build I installed the KAK Super Sig Tube and its awesome. You can even get an adjustment kit of rings that you slide on before installing the SB15 to adjust how far back it sits.

You also might notice the MagPod on the magazine. These will be available for purchase very soon!

AR Pistol Lower

THE BUSINESS END
The part I get questions about the most is the business end of the upper. Most people seem to really like this setup so here is a pretty detailed look at it. One of the other reasons I like muzzle devices like the CQB comp is that you can put a light right up to the end of the muzzle and not worry so much about it getting damaged in the blast of the rifle or coated in carbon. My setup consists of a Magpul AFG and a Haley Strategic Partners Thorntail Offset Mount with an INFORCE WML mounted on it. The Thorntail Offset Mount is made by Impact Weapons Components for HSP and is an awesome mount for the WML. It has four slots to mount the WML on and can even be mounted cantilevered like mine is.

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As you can see the WML is pushed out almost to the tip of the muzzle. Pushing it further forward not only reduces shadowing in the light beam but also gives you a lot more real-estate to put your hand on a shorter rail. 

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The next few pictures will show you a detailed look at the complete setup and hand position. While using the AFG I like to put my thumb on top of the rail for a solid grip. To activate the light, all you need to do is slide your thumb to the left and the activation button is right there. This is a very effective and comfortable setup.

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If you like this light setup and want to put it on your rifle or pistol build, I would recommend checking out www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. They have the HSP Thorntail Offset Mount, Magpul AFG grip and INFORCE WML light all in-stock. Plus, if you use the discount code “ar15news” at checkout you’ll save 5% off your entire order. 

This is definitely my favorite AR Pistol build to date. After a few hundred rounds so far I can tell you it runs like a champ and is absolutely a blast to shoot. The bolt holds open on empty mag, no Failure to Eject, no Failure to Feed, etc. Just an all around accurate AR Pistol that I would not hesitate to grab when my life depended on it. 

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LINKS
AERO Precision
ALG Defense
American Defense Mfg
Battle Arms Development
Fortis Manufacturing
Impact Weapons Components
INFORCE

KAK Industry
Magpul
ODIN Works
Parallax Tactical
Phase 5 Weapon Systems
Primary Weapons Systems
Sig Sauer
Vortex Optics

NEW!! Rainier Arms MTG (Modified Trigger Guard)

Posted on August 2nd, 2014 by ar15news

A few days ago Rainier Arms released their new MTG which stands for Modified Trigger Guard. The MTG is a direct replacement for your standard AR-15 trigger guard with some pretty awesome upgrades. First and Foremost, the MTG does not require the use of roll pins to install it like a standard trigger guard does. Both the front and rear holes of the MTG are tapped and use the supplied screws to hold it in place. Its also curved to allow more room inside the trigger area to accommodate for the use of gloves. and has a unique cutout design that just looks cool. The first run of these sold out within minutes but they just got some more in-stocck and are available for sale again in Black, FDE and 3Gun Red. At just $18.95 shipped its hard to pass these up.

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Rainier Arms MTG 2

Rainier Arms MTG 2

Rainier Arms is known for constantly pushing the envelope on product development. The MTG™ is no exception and another perfect example of striving for perfection. The lines are beautiful and flows and blends perfectly with AR15 forged lowers. The added space in the trigger pocket allows better weapons manipulation while wearing gloves. The chamfered edges towards the rear of the MTG™ adds a great deal of comfort to the resting finger as it rides on the pistol grip. The tapped installation holes with the supplied setscrews allow for easy installation. As well as the designed cutout in the center of the MTG™ which adds additional beauty to this extremely functional trigger guard. Currently offered in Anodized Black, Cerakoted Dark Earth, Rainier Concrete (sold out) & 3Gun Red.

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NEW!! Hogue AR-15 Stocks and Trigger Guards

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by ar15news

Most people, even with limited gun experience, know the name Hogue. They are pretty synonymous with any type of rubber OverMolded grip for Handguns or Rifles. Recently they decided to add a few more products to their lineup. The recently released products include an AR-15 collapsible stock and a new G-10 AR-15 Trigger Guard. 

The Hogue collapsible stock made from a lightweight reinforced polymer coming in at just 8.3 ounces and features rubber OverMolded sections on the Buttpad and Cheek Rest area. The stock has an Anti Rattle design, 3 different QD sling attachment points and is made in the USA with a starting MSRP of just $59.95. Details and purchasing info at www.HogueStore.com.

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Hogue Collapsible AR-15 Stock 1

The other recent addition we mentioned is the G-10 Trigger Guard. These Trigger Guards come in the standard Flat style and in a Contoured (aka Winter Trigger Guard) style. G-10 is a very strong lightweight material that is typically used in making knife handles. I’m not so much a huge fan of the straight design but the Contoured ones look pretty neat. These are also available at www.HogueStore.com starting at $24.95 each. 

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Hogue AR-15 G-10 Trigger Guard 2

Spike’s Tactical just introduced their new Gen II Billet Trigger Guard that’s sure to make the assembly of your next lower a bit easier. This new trigger guard not only looks pretty awesome but also features a roll-pin-less design. Instead of hammer a roll pin in place, you simply insert a pin that is similar to a trigger/ hammer pin, with a dentent in the middle of the trigger guard to retain the pin. This also makes it very easy to remove as well if you ever needed to. Right now our friends over at Red Barn Armory have the new Spike’s Tactical Gen II Billet Trigger Guard is in-stock for just $19.95 which seems like a pretty affordable upgrade that’ll look pretty awesome. Head on over to www.RedBarnArmory.com to snag a few for yourself. 

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Whether you’re in the middle of a new build or just stocking up for future builds, $45 for a Lower Parts Kit is a great deal. Throw in a $17 Billet Trigger Guard for FREE and now you’re talking about a deal that’s simply too good to pass up. Our friends at KAK Industry wanted to offer this smoking good deal to all of our AR15NEWS readers and I’m pretty sure you’ll agree this is pretty hard to beat. I currently have some KAK Industry parts I’m playing with and they are very nice quality products. Below are a few pics of this LPK. You can purchase some for yourself at www.KAKIndustry.com.  

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620 kak lpk with billet trigger guard 1

NEW!! AERO Precision Billet Enhanced Trigger Guards

Posted on March 4th, 2014 by ar15news

According to the AERO Precision Facebook page they will be releasing a new Billet Trigger Guard very soon. I know over-sized or winter trigger guards aren’t really anything new but there are a couple of things that I think will make this an awesome option. First, 9 out of 10 people right now go with the polymer Magpul MOE trigger guard which is just plastic. This new trigger guard will be CNC machined from aluminum and knowing AERO will have a great fit with a milspec forged lower. Second, the AERO Precision billet trigger guard will be available in Black (anodized) for just $20 and also available Cerakoted in multiple different colors for just $25 to match up with the AERO Precision Cerakoted lowers. I’m picturing a sweet FDE Cerakoted Upper/Lower combo with an FDE Cerakoted trigger guard, etc. Would make for a really great looking setup. These will be available very soon. Keep an eye out on www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com and the AERO Precision Facebook page.

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Damage Industries Deal of the Week

Posted on September 4th, 2013 by ar15news

The Damage Industries Deal of the Week is pretty straight forward this week. It doesn’t get much easier than a “Buy One Get One” sale. This week if you buy an Enhanced Trigger Guard (any color) or a Black MultiMount Sling Mount Damage Industries will automatically add another one to your order. Take your pick at DamageUSA.com.

Damage Industries Buy One Get One Deal of the Week

Damage Industries Double Time Weekly Special!

Buy 1 Enhanced Trigger Guard (any color) and get another FREE! Just add it to your cart and we’ll put another exactly like it in your order.

http://damageusa.com/product/ar15m16-enhanced-trigger-guard

Damage Industries Enhanced Trigger Guard

Also,

Buy 1 Black Multi-Mount and get another FREE! Just add it to your cart and we’ll put another exactly like it in your order.

http://damageusa.com/product/multi-mount-sling-mount

Damage Industries MultiMount Sling Mount

Yesterday my buddy Richard Kim posted a quick writeup on Weapon Evolution showing the new Ambi Mag Release and Advanced Safety Trigger Guard made by High Velocity Arms. I have to admit I was pretty excited as there haven’t been many new products lately. It seems like the recent “Panic Buying” really stifled the imaginations of manufacturers as they focus on just simply producing enough of their current offerings to meet demand. Hopefully now that things are slowing down they will be forced to start introducing new products like High Velocity Arms has done.  

The High Velocity Arms Ambi Mag Release looks like a pretty solid piece featuring aggressive machining to give you good tactile response when placing your thumb on the mag release. It comes in both Black or NiB finish.

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The part that stood out the most was the High Velocity Arms ASTG or Advanced Safety Trigger Guard. It installs just like pretty much any standard trigger guard but features two extensions that wrap around the rear of the magwell. These also feature the same aggressive texture but in this case it is for finger placement when not shooting. We always preach good trigger discipline. Basically, unless you intend to pull the trigger your finger should never touch it. You’ll see a lot of guys stipple the side of their Glock or M&P where their finger goes. Its just a way to know you have your finger in the right spot.  Same here. The ASTG also comes in both Black or NiB finish.

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Here is a picture showing both the High Velocity Ambi Mag Release and ASTG installed together.  

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I’ve got to admit, I do like the look of it. The mag release is something I would definitely use as I already do in other variants. One concern I do have with the Ambi Mag Release is that it wouldn’t allow you to use a BAD Lever which I do use on some of my guns. The only other issue is the cost as it seems to be a bit high but, as Richard pointed out last night as we discussed this, a few years ago no one would have thought we would be replacing our standard triggers and safeties for ACT Triggers and BAD-ASS’s. You be the judge. We would like to know your feedback in a polite and professional manner. Rude comments will be removed. 

These products can be purchased at the High Velocity Arms webstore. Once again, thanks to Richard Kim for bringing this new product to our attention.  Make sure you check out his writeup on WeaponEvolution.com for additional information and….STICKMAN PICTURES!!  🙂

NEW!! Damage Industries AR15 Billet Enhanced Trigger Guards

Posted on September 17th, 2012 by ar15news

Damage Industries Logo NEWIf you’re looking for an affordable new trigger guard for your AR15 this new one from Damage Industries is another one to add to the list.  Its honestly nothing special, just a nice winter style trigger guard meaning it has a curve to it allowing you additional trigger finger space which is especially useful if you are wearing gloves.  The nice part is the fact that it’s billet aluminum instead of plastic but that also adds to the cost.  Another nice feature is that they have the same spring detent style installation as the original AR15 trigger guard instead of using a screw.  These are available in either anodized Black or Brown.  You can check out the pics and details below.  Link for purchase is at the bottom.  Check it out.  Continue reading “NEW!! Damage Industries AR15 Billet Enhanced Trigger Guards” »

2,500 Fan Facebook Giveaway – Winner Announcement

Posted on October 21st, 2011 by ar15news

Well, it’s finally Friday and the end of our latest LARGE Facebook Giveaway.  Before we announce all 6 winners, First things first.  We need to say a huge “Thank You!” to Battle Arms Development, GoGun USA, Praetor Defense, Strike Industries, Tomahawk Tactical and Weapon Outfitters for sponsoring our latest giveaway!  They all put up some awesome stuff and it’s much appreciated.  Without them there would be no giveaway so be sure to continue to show these guys some love.

Secondly a big “Thanks” goes out to all of our AR15news.com fans for participating.  This was definitely our most popular and active contest yet.  I hope all of you enjoyed the contest.  We will continue to do these giveaways and introduce you guys to some new manufacturers that you may not already know about.  If you haven’t already found AR15news on Facebook be sure to “Like” our page so you can get in on these great giveaways!

Our next giveaway will be just as awesome but will feature a few different manufacturers.  Be on the lookout for the giveaway sponsor announcements coming up soon!

Now on to what you all really care about 🙂 the winner announcement.  We have a total of 6 winners today.  One for the 2,500 fan giveaway and 5 individual trigger guard winners.  And the winners are………….. Continue reading “2,500 Fan Facebook Giveaway – Winner Announcement” »

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