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NEW!! Geissele SMR MK8 M-LOK Rail Now Available for Purchase

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by ar15news

Geissele Automatics worked very closely with Magpul on the development of the new M-LOK system and actually designed the first M-LOK compatible rail which Geissele named the MK8. Since the introduction of M-LOK there have been a few MK8 rails like the one I have that have been shown in photos, etc and everyone has been asking “When can I buy a Geissele MK8 rail?”. Well, that time has finally come. Geissele now has Black 13″ SMR MK8 rails in-stock and available for purchase. 

Geissele SMR MK8 M_LOK Rail 1

One of the things I like most about the M-LOK design is that when you don’t have any accessories or rail sections installed, it doesn’t look like anything other than a normal handguard with rectangular cutouts. With KeyMod you have the Keyhole cutouts and it just looks funny.

Geissele SMR MK8 M_LOK Rail 1

The shape of the MK8 rail in specific is very comfortable in your hand not to mention their attention to detail in fit and finish is makes it just beautiful. As with all Geissele rails, they are absolutely rock solid and simple to install.

Geissele SMR MK8 M_LOK Rail 1

Geissele SMR MK8 M_LOK Rail 1

You probably don’t need me to tell you about Geissele’s reputation for making some of the highest quality Triggers and Rails. They’re about as close to perfection as it comes and are well worth every penny spent on their products. With companies like Magpul finally in full production of M-LOK accessories and parts, now is the perfect time to add a Geissele SMR MK8 rail to your collection. Head on over to www.Geissele.com and snag one for yourself while they are still in-stock.

NEW!! Fortis Mfg Releases New Aimpoint Mount and Light Mount

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by ar15news

Fortis Manufacturing quietly introduced two new products this week. One is a new version of their awesome F-1 Optics Mount (Aimpoint T-1/H-1 Mount) and the other is a new KeyMod Light Mount. I’ve included pics and details for both new products below.

The Fortis Manufacturing F-1 Optics Mount is one of the cooler looking mounts designed for the Aimpoint T-1/H-1 optic and is now being offered in an Absolute Co-Witness mount height. People have always been asking for an Absolute Co-Witness version of the F-1 Optics Mount which was a Lower 1/3 Co-Witness Mount. Lower 1/3 Co-Witness and Absolute Co-Witness refer to where your Iron Sights line up in relation to the Red Dot. A Lower 1/3 Co-Witness mount is a bit taller so your Iron Sights will be in the lower portion of your optic with the Red Dot just above. With an Absolute Co-Witness mount your Red Dot and Iron Sight will line up together. Having an Absolute Co-Witness mount has its advantages such as being able to sight in your rifle with just your Iron Sights and then line your Red Dot up with them for quick sight-in. 

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Fortis Mfg also just introduced a new KeyMod Light Mount. This light mount is designed to fit most flashlights with a 1″ body such as the Elzetta Design lights, most SureFire lights, etc. As I mentioned, this is a KeyMod mount and will work with any KeyMod rail. The design of this light mount pushes the position of the flashlight up and forward which makes it much easier to activate the light without having to move your support hand much and also gives you a bit more room on the rail for your hands or other accessories. 

Fortis Mfg KeyMod Flashlight Mount 1Fortis Mfg KeyMod Flashlight Mount 2

Fortis Mfg prides themselves on producing American Made, high quality, affordable AR-15 accessories and components and these products are exactly that. Both products are available for purchase now at the links I’ve supplied below. 

Purchase the Fortis Mfg Absolute Co-Witness F-1 Optics Mount from FortisMfg.com

Purchase the Fortis Mfg KeyMod 1″ Light Mount exclusively on Revolvr.com

NEW!! Rogue American Apparel Logo’d B5 SOPMOD Stock

Posted on August 27th, 2014 by ar15news

I think its pretty apparent that I am an equal opportunity rifle stock owner but when it comes to naming a favorite, the B5 Systems Enhanced SOPMOD stock is right up at the top. In the words of Robbie Hart in the Wedding Singer, “I’m a big fan of B5 Systems Stocks. I like them, I use them, I have a few. I keep them on some rifles in my safe. I’d like to put more in that safe.” At least that’s how I remember it. :)  

My buddy Wes over at Rogue American Apparel told me about their own logo’d version of the B5 Systems Enhanced SOPMOD stock. Usually RAA focuses on making some awesome Warrior inspired T-shirts, Hats and Patches with a portion of the sales being donated to the Brother’s in Arms Foundation. With this stock, 10% of the proceeds from each stock will be donated to The Raider Project which connects MARSOC/USMC veterans with other veterans to help them transition smoothly, peacefully, successfully into the private sector. 

B5 Systems RAA SOPMOD Stock

This is an awesome cause to support. If you are like me and a big fan of both B5 Systems and RAA, its a no brainer to go with this awesome RAA Logo’d SOPMOD stock. Check them out at www.RogueAmericanApparel.com.

Special Ops Tactical Aurora Elite 14.5 rifle

It’s pretty apparent that current political events have spurned lots of demand for a multitude of firearms and it’s no secret that AR15 modern sporting rifles have been a top choice and seller in the United States for the last several years.  Consequently, Special Ops Tactical has announced their new financing program geared for their retail customers and Law Enforcement Officers implementing an added incentive to get the dream rifle, pistol or gear you’ve always wanted up to $7,500.00

Located In Central Florida Apopka – Special Ops Tactical designs and manufactures some of the finest firearms and accessories made, along with their custom upper and rifle builder feature on their website which is about as computer age as it gets; SOT is proud to announce their new financing program.

Special Ops Tactical provides customers with a wide array of top quality products from which to choose and now with the option to finance, products that may have been previously out of reach, are very obtainable. This program is now fully launched and live on the Special Ops Tactical website (www.SpecialOpsTactical.com) and offers 60 second approval with quick turnaround times. The program offers a tiered APR and term offerings based on FICO and other credit factors. Many customers have already taken advantage of this new financing program, and we are excited that it will allow more people to own some of the finest firearms made to date.

SOT/Special Ops Tactical

President and CEO, Garrett Potter, who founded Special Ops Tactical is dedicated to building the best rifle possible at a fair price.  We give attention to detail with everything we do. Providing high quality gear and excellent customer service is a must!  Our continued goal is to produce reliable and ruggedly built firearms that have the most cutting edge design and to always serve our customers the way that we would like to be treated if we were the customer!

For complete information on financing, visit www.SpecialOpsTactical.com.

Special Ops Tactical Financing Banner

Impact Weapons Components Discount Code

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by ar15news

Did a little shopping at Impact Weapons Components the other day. Snagged another HSP KeyMod Offset Light Mount, KeyMod HandStop, 1913 HandStop, QD End Plate and a QD Sling Mount upgrade for UBR stocks. As always, I used the “ar15news” discount code to save 5% which is available to anyone shopping on www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com.

Impact Weapons Components Discount Code 620

NEW!! Mega Arms 5.56 416 Stainless AR-15 Barrels

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by ar15news

Mega Arms has revealed that they are expanding their barrel line and are now producing AR-15 barrels along with their popular .308 AR barrels. The new 5.56 barrels are made from 416 Stainless Steel and feature a black Nitride coating inside and out, 1:8 Twist, 11 Degree Target Crown and M4 feed ramps. They will be offering both 16″ Government profile and 18″ SPR profile, both guaranteed to shoot Sub-MOA with match ammo, at an MSRP of just $269. Mega Arms does not do direct sales so these are being shipped to dealers (such as RainierArms.com) now and will be available for purchase in September. For now, check out the details and pictures below. 

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Mega Arms is now manufacturing 556 barrels in both 16 and 18 inches with a 1:8 twist. 

16 inch barrel has a mid length gas system and Gov profile and weighs in at 1.8 lb.

The 18 inch barrel has a rifle length gas system and a true SPR profile and weighs in a 2 lb.

Both barrels are nitrided in and out, have an 11 degree target crown with ½-28 thread. Both have M4 feed ramps and are manufactured from 416 stainless with traditional button rifling.

Oh and like our 308 barrels, we guarantee sub MOA at 100 yards with match ammo!

The best part, $269 MSRP for either the 16 or 18 inch barrel.

Don’t forget to follow Mega Arms on Facebook for more updates.

556 Tactical SKR (Stryke KeyMod Rail) Sale

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends over at 556 Tactical are having a sale on their SKR (Stryke KeyMod Rail). Recently I had the opportunity to shoot some photos of these rails and they are sweet. 556 Tactical and PWS partnered up together on this rail and gave it the awesome angled cut at the end to go along with the other rails that 556 Tactical has in their lineup. Out of all of them, this is probably my favorite. The SKR is available in both a 12.1″ and 15″ length and both models are on sale for a limited time. If you’ve been looking for a high quality rail system for your new build or just want to upgrade an older rifle, this is a great option. Check them out for yourself at www.556Tactical.com.

556 Tactical SKR Rail Sale 1

556 Tactical SKR Rail Sale 1

NEW!! Franklin Armory F-17 L .17 WSM Rifle

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by ar15news

MORGAN HILL, Calif., August. 19, 2014 — Franklin Armory™, maker of quality MSR firearms, announced today that their F 17-L™ chambered .17 Winchester Super Magnum will begin immediate shipment on August 20, 2014.   

Compared to the 5.56 NATO cartridge, the .17 WSM obtains similar velocities with long range accuracy that most varmint hunting and target shooting enthusiasts desire.  The addition of a brand new gas piston system, developed in partnership with Osprey Defense, adds increased reliability and decreases cleaning requirements.  Because the .17 WSM is a rimfire cartridge, it is not classified as an “Assault Rifle” in most states.  In California, the F17-L™ is distributed with a standard magazine release button!  

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The Franklin Armory™ F 17-L™ platform is based on a traditional modern sporting rifle with a few key distinctions.  The rifle’s buffer was custom made to match the lighter recoil and shorter stroke length of the .17 WSM.  The patent pending bolt carrier group is based on the original Eugen Stoner design of a rotating locking bolt, but is cut differently to facilitate the custom sized magazine feed lips and the pistol length gas piston system.  The carrier is also notched to have a fully functional forward assist.  The Free float, tripod mountable handguard has provisions for installing a bipod stud and Magpul M-LOK accessories.

FRANKLIN Armory F-17 L Tripod

Specifications:
-  20” Heavy Full Contour with 11 Degree Target Crown and  Recessed Muzzle, 1/9 Inch Twist, Salt Bath Nitride Chamber, Bore, & Finish, and Chambered in .17 WSM
-  Matching Franklin Armory™ Libertas™ Billet Upper and Lower Receiver
-  Fully Functioning Forward Assist
-  Patent Pending Custom Designed 17 WSM Bolt Carrier Group
-  Custom  Osprey Defense Gas Piston System
-  Franklin Armory™ Custom Tuned Trigger
-  TML-12™  Handguard
-  Custom 17 WSM 10 Round Magazine
-  MSRP $1999.99

Every firearm produced at our facility in Morgan Hill, California is made with 100% American made parts & materials!  To learn more about the F17-L™ or to locate a Franklin Armory™ dealer, please visit www.franklinarmory.com

NEW!! Rainier Arms RUC 22 Rifle

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by ar15news

Is it just me or does it seem like most companies that make a .22lr rifle think the rifle has to be made as cheap as possible? Seems like they assume if you’re shooting .22lr ammo you’re gonna want your gun as bare bones as possible. Thankfully my friends at Rainier Arms don’t think that way. They just released their new Rainier Arms RUC 22 rifle and its gotta be one of the nicest .22lr AR’s I’ve seen. They built the RUC 22 with a lot of the same high quality components that you’ll find on their standard RUC including a Rainier Arms RAPTOR charging handle, forged receivers and FORCE KeyMod rail, Battle Arms Development 45 Degree Short Throw Selector, Mission First Tactical stock and grip and a QD end plate. It comes in amazingly light at just under 5 lbs. Plus its available in both standard Black or a custom Concrete Cerakote color. If you’re having a hankering for a high quality .22lr AR, this is definitely the one to own. 

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Rainier Arms RUC™ 22 Black

Introducing our very own .22 LR rifle. Our focus was to develop a .22 LR rifle by utilizing the same highest quality AR compatible components and keeping the rifle true to the foundation of our .223 RUC™ design.

We integrated the same ambidextrous charging handle, the Raptor™, as well as an ambi safety selector set up. It also features our Rainier Arms Force™ Rail 15″.

All materials used are of industry-leading standards, each weapon carefully and meticulously assembled with a limited lifetime warranty.

Specs:
-  RA .22 LR 16″ Barrel
-  1/2×28 threads
-  RA Forged flat-top upper receiver minus forward assist
-  RA Force™ Key Mod Rail 15″
-  RA Raptor™ Charging Handle
-  RA Forged Lower
-  Mil-Spec 6 position receiver extension
-  MFT Battlelink™ Minimalist Stock
-  MFT Engage™ Pistol Grip
-  One 25 rd magazine where legal
-  Rifle Weight: 4 lbs 14.9 oz
-  ALG QMS trigger
-  Battle Arms Development – Ambidextrous Safety Selector 45° (BAD-ASS) Standard & Short
-  QD end plate

Rainier Arms RUC 22 Rifle  -  Black

Rainier Arms RUC 22 Rifle  -  Concrete

TacStrike Drop Steel Swinger On Sale This Week

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by ar15news

There’s nothing quite like shooting steel targets and hearing that audible “ping” when you hit it. One of the coolest targets I shoot on a regular basis is the Drop Steel Swinger steel target I bought from TacStrike awhile back. Its basically a crossbar with 2×2 inch pocket at each end and 5×5 inch steel plate that is suspended from the crossbar. As you shoot it the steel target swings back and forth which adds an interesting dimension to it. I got an email blast from TacStrike the other day letting me know the Drop Steel Swinger was this weeks sale item and is on sale for just $50. That’s 33% cheaper than what I paid for mine which is a really nice discount. You can also pick up an Arched Frame Target Carrier Base (shown in the pictures below) on sale for just $25 while you’re at it. 

TacStrike Drop Steel Swinger – On sale for just $50

TacStrike Arched Frame Carrier – On sale for just $25

TacStrike Drop Steel Swinger Sale 1

TacStrike Drop Steel Swinger Sale 1

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