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Elzetta Design Mini-CQB Modular Weaponlights Now Shipping

Posted on May 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

**Press Release**

Elzetta Design, LLC is pleased to announce that the new Mini-CQB Modular Weaponlights are now shipping and production models are even better than promised. The Mini-CQB delivers 375 lumens (60 more lumens than previously revealed) of neutral-tint white light from a single CR123A battery. As the name implies this new weaponlight is designed specifically for close quarters battle engagements and home defense applications.

With its high-lumen/low-candela output, the Mini-CQB produces an effective wall of light to optimize threat assessment and situational awareness. The Mini-CQB is available with any of six Tailcaps (Rotary, Click, Alpha High/Low, High/Strobe, or Tape Switch with 5″ or 12″ Cable). It is also available with three ambidextrous attachment mechanisms; M-1913 Picatinny, Keymod/M-LOK™, and MOE™ handguards. The Keymod/M-LOK™ system fits both mounting systems by utilizing patent-pending reversible nuts in one direction for Keymod and flipped for M-LOK™.

Elzetta MiniCQB on rail

Elzetta MiniCQB on M-LOK

The Mini-CQB Weaponlights join Elzetta Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie Modular Flashlights as The Toughest Flashlights on the Planet, featuring fully-potted electronics and solid-acrylic optical lenses (no reflectors). Mini-CQB Weaponlights weigh less than 5 oz. and start at just $210 MSRP. Like all Elzetta products, Mini-CQB Weaponlights are Made in USA with a lifetime guarantee.

www.Elzetta.com

NEW!! TacStrike Target Carrier Solution – The Cerberus

Posted on May 1st, 2015 by ar15news

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen guys stapling targets to this flimsy, make shift target carrier that always seems to fall apart after being shot or just blown around by the wind. Then there are the guys who need to bring all of their power tools and build a target carrier that is so over built that it could be later outfitted as some sort of medieval trebuchet. Either way, both of those guys spent an excessive amount of time building or repairing their Target Carrier when they should have been shooting. 

Nobody knows this scenario better than Rob of TacStrike. Rob has been a very well known instructor for years now and also builds some of the best steel targets and target carriers on the market. Today Rob is introducing a new product that is so simple yet so smart. You’ll never need to build a target carrier again.

Rob’s new target carrier design utilizes 3 pieces of square steel tubing that is welded together to create each leg of the target base. You simply rip a 2×4 in half, cut the two “feet” to the length you want them, cut the center post to the length you need to accommodate the target you will be shooting and then insert the uprights and you’re ready to shoot. All of the pieces are held in place using thumb screws so you don’t need any tools to assemble or disassemble the carrier.

TacStrike Target Carrier 1

TacStrike Target Carrier 3

This new target carrier is also adaptable in that it can change to accommodate any size target you want to attach to the uprights by simply adjusting the width of the center post. Another thing to note is that if its windy out that day, you can cut the “feet” of the carrier a bit longer to make it harder to blow over.

TacStrike Target Carrier 3

One of the best parts about a super simple design is that it usually comes with a super simple price tag. TacStrike will be selling these as a pair for $21.95 plus $6 shipping anywhere in the lower 48. Now that is an affordable modular target carrier. Check them out now at www.TacStrike.com.

Adams Arms Complete Rifle Blowout Deals

Posted on May 1st, 2015 by ar15news

You guys know I am always on the look out for some crazy deal to help you guys get in on and this Adams Arms rifle sale is about as crazy as it gets. Adams Arms is one of the first names you think of when someone mentions Piston Driven ARs. They’ve been making quality, hard working piston ARs for years and have a great reputation. With new rifles coming in every day, Rainier Arms has found themselves with a few too many of two specific Adams Arms complete rifle models which means only one thing….you get to save some big money. And these aren’t base model rifles either. The two models are the Carbine Length Tactical Elite 16″ and the Mid Length Tactical Evo 16″ which both come with upgraded Stocks, Grips and Rail Systems. Both rifles have an MSRP of around $1,300 but you can snag one now for just $800. Not only that but if you act fast enough they are throwing in a set of fixed metal sights too. Click on the image or link below to view that rifle on RA’s website.

ADAMS ARMS CARBINE LENGTH TACTICAL ELITE 16″ – $799.99

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ADAMS ARMS MID LENGTH TACTICAL EVO 16″ – $799.99 SOLD OUT

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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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American Defense Mfg RAIDER 7 CARBINE RAFFLE

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by ar15news

American Defense Mfg has produced a special one off MARSOC memorial rifle based on one of their UIC rifles. They are raffling off the rifle and 100% of the proceeds will be going to The Raider Project in honor of the 7 MARSOC Marines and 4 National Guard soldiers from MOJO 69. Each ticket is just $25. Whether you can buy 1 or 20, its a great effort to support. Check out the pictures and details below. If you can’t purchase a ticket, please show your support by sharing this with as many people as possible. 

www.AmericanDefenseManufacturing.com

ADM MARSOC UIC

American Defense is proud to offer this special build in support of The Raider Project in honor of the 7 Marines and 4 National Guard Soldiers who were killed in a training accident on March 10, 2015. This rifle is based in a UIC Mod 2. The custom distressed woodland camouflage Cerakote finish was donated by Red Beard Cerakote in Texas. We chose serial number “0372″ which is the MOS code of a MARSOC Critical Skills Operator and used subtle laser engravings so there is no mistaking who this rifle was built to honor. The winner will receive* the complete rifle with Magpul furniture and a Surefire 3 prong flash hider pinned and welded to the 14.5″ barrel, a Nightforce NXS 1−4×24 scope with FC-3G reticle in an ADM Recon mount, MBUS Pro sights, and PMags from Magpul. Shipping to the winner’s FFL will be included.

ADM MARSOC UIC 2

ADM MARSOC UIC 3

At the conclusion of the raffle, 100% of the proceeds from this raffle will be donated to The Raider Project. More information can be found at: www.raiderproject.org

*Items included may be subject to change. Notices will be given via ADM social media outlets.

PLEASE EMAIL ALL QUESTIONS TO: s.cummins@ADMmfg.com

RIFLE SPECS
–  7075 Billet upper and lower receiver, fully ambidextrous
–  Custom distressed Woodland Camouflage Cerakote
–  13.5″ Low Light rail
–  Black Magpul MOE Grip and CTR Stock
–  14.5″ Mid-Length Barrel, 4150 CMV, Chrome Lined, 1:8 Twist, .223 Wylde chamber
–  Pinned and Welded SureFire SF3P SOCOM Flash Hider
–  A2S, ADM adjustable 2-stage trigger group
–  ADM Premium BCG
–  Ambidextrous charging handle
–  Nightforce NXS 1−4×24 in an AD-RECON 30mm mount

CONTEST RULES
–  There is no limit to number of entries
–  Entrants will be notified by confirmation email of their ticket numbers, they will be assigned electronically in the order they are made
–  Official start of the raffle is Monday April 27, 2015. Drawing will be Wednesday May 27, 2015 at 12:00PM CST.
–  Winner will be chosen via number selection on Random.org and announced publically 30 days after the start of the raffle via our social media outlets and notified directly from ADM.
–  Winner will have 5 business days to contact ADM with FFL and shipping information
–  Winner must be legally able to possess a firearm as configured above, no exceptions, no substitutions
–  NO CASH equivalent, no exceptions
–  If for any reason the winner fails to contact ADM within the specified period, or otherwise cannot claim their prize, another winner will be chosen and notified.

FFL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
–  Any items placed on the same order as a lower receiver will also be shipped to the FFL. If you would like additional items shipped to you directly, please place them on a separate order.
–  To expedite your order, please have your dealer fax or email their FFL to us. If the dealer you are using to transfer a firearm has not sent us a currently updated FFL to put on file, there will be an extended period of time needed to process your order.

Please visit www.AmericanDefenseManufacturing.com to purchase your raffle tickets in support of the RAIDER 7 CARBINE Raffle.

Combat Shooters – Customer Appreciation Sale

Posted on April 28th, 2015 by ar15news

Combat Shooters has started their customer appreciation sale. The sale includes their basic 16″ Patrol Upper with a QPQ (aka Melonite or Nitride) barrel. You can also get a discount on their new 12″ GPX Rail System. Combine them both and use the third listed discount code. Check out the details for the sale below.

Combat Shooters 16″ Patrol Upper $411.99 $259.99 with code “PU0415” – Click HERE

Combat Shooters GPX 12″ Rail $199.99 $191.99 with code “GPX0415” – Click HERE

If you want to combine both products for a discount use the code “UPRA0415

Combat Shooters Customer Appreciation Sale

Looking for a LANTAC E-BCG and/or UAR Billet Upper?

Posted on April 27th, 2015 by ar15news

Many of you, like myself, have been planning on using some of the new LANTAC parts for builds. Namely the E-BCG and UAR are ones I’ve been interested in but they seem to sell out as fast as they show in-stock somewhere. I managed to get a little bit of a heads up from my friends at Rainier Arms who will be getting a shipment of LANTAC E-BCG’s in this week and just added the UAR Billet Upper to their inventory and website.

LANTAC Enhanced BCG with Forward Porting and other upgrades.
Purchase here: http://www.rainierarms.com/lantac-e-bcg
**If it shows “Out of Stock” you can click the “Sign Up To Get Notified..” button just under the product title.

LANTAC E-BCG 4

LANTAC E-BCG 4

LANTAC E-BCG 4

LANTAC E-BCG 4

LANTAC UAR Billet Upper with Domed Cam Pin
Purchase here: http://www.rainierarms.com/lantac-uar-upper-advanced-receiver-inc-cp-r360-cam-pin

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LANTAC UAR 1

LANTAC UAR 1

LANTAC UAR 1

If you’re not familiar with these products you really should read about the LANTAC E-BCG HERE and the LANTAC UAR Upper HERE. They are pretty amazing products and I can not wait to finally get my hands on them for my next SBR build.

ODIN Works B1 Low Profile KeyMod Handstop

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Shortly after SHOT Show 2015 I received a small little box in the mail from ODIN Workswith a really cool little KeyMod handstop inside of it. I was told to wait until they introduced it to post pics of it so I have been waiting. Not sure if there was ever a specific release date on it but I noticed that they were shown in-stock on their website and thought I would share a few pics of mine. 

The B1 Handstop is machined from aluminum but is still lightweight because it is pretty tiny. At first I thought it was going to be too small but once you install it and place your hand on it, it works great. You basically place your Pinky and Ring Finger on the angled portion with  your middle finger against the front of the handstop. Kind of reminds me of a miniature version of the AFG.

ODIN Works B1 KeyMod Handstop 1

I have had mine installed on a Geissele SMR MK4 ever since I received it and really like it. One of the features I like most about it is that it is very small. Being that its made of aluminum, its super solid as well. 

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The ODIN Works B1 KeyMod Handstop can be purchased for $49 at www.ODINWorks.com. If you’re looking to save a few bucks on it, I noticed you can also get them at www.RainierArms.com.

I held off on posting about PSA’s new EPT for a few reasons. One, the first run sold out extremely fast so I was waiting for it to come back in-stock. Two, the name is a bit misleading as it does not double as an Emergency Pregnancy Test. “Ba Dum Tsh” Okay, so really it was just for the first reason but now that the PSA EPT is back in-stock I figured it was a good time to tell you about it. 

PSA’s EPT starts out as a standard single-stage government-style fire control group. They then finely polish the contact surfaces and then coat the hammer and trigger in a super slick nickel finish. They say the result is “a trigger that is substantially smoother than mil-spec”. It is also a very affordable upgrade at just $39.99.

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I think this would be an interesting product to test up against the ALG Defense QMS and especially the ACT Trigger. ALG Defense Triggers tend to cost a little bit more ($45 for QMS and $65 for ACT) but you can typically find a deal with free shipping etc. While I am always looking for a great deal, I think I would still go with the ALG Defense ACT or QMS triggers knowing that they are tuned by Geissele and I have had great experience with them so far. However, if I were looking for the absolute best price on an upgraded trigger group, I would not hesitate to give the new PSA EPT a try. Check them out at www.PalmettoStateArmory.com.

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