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NEW!! Forged GI Lower from V SEVEN

Posted on October 5th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’re looking for a high quality forged lower for your next build, this Forged GI Lower from V SEVEN might be one to take a look at. They’ve made some weight saving cuts to the receiver in areas that do not effect its strength so its a bit lighter than a normal AR-15 lower but not by much. Those cuts do give it a really nice look though and the extra KG2400 black armor they apply over the anodizing should help it look good for a bit longer too. They are offering a special introductory price as well. Check out the new V7 lower and a bunch of other awesome light weight products at 

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To celebrate the release of our first lower receiver, we’re offering an introductory sale price of $129 until Oct. 31st.

***Sale Price $129***

Introductory offer on all lower purchases until Oct. 31st.





V SEVEN recommends all PINS, SPRINGS, SCREWS, & COMPONENTS to be installed with a quality lubricating oil/grease.

With Radical Firearms rise in demand a popularity they have been getting more and more requests for a large frame rifle such as an AR-10. Yesterday Radical Firearms responded to those requests and officially introduced their new RF-10 rifle line with a BANG! Instead of releasing just one model, Radical Firearms introduced 3 different models of the RF-10 that are sure to accommodate a wide variety of tastes and budgets. We were fortunate to get our hands on one for a few weeks to take some photos of and man this is a nice rifle.

Radical Firearms RF-10

The RF-10 will be available in three different models, all built off of the new RF-10 billet receiver set, that will all appeal to different crowds and budgets.

–  The first model is the RF-10 HUNTER which will appeal to a very broad range of customers as it comes nicely equipped with an 18″ barrel, Billet Receiver Set and 15″ RF billet rail but not a ton of other frills. The price point being at just $1,200 leaves the end user plenty of room to customize the rifle to their specific taste.


–  The next model available is the RF-10 3-Gun model which bumps you up to an 18″ SS Fluted barrel, adjustable stock, NiB BCG and a few other upgrades. With a few extra upgrades this rifle still comes in at just $1,600. This is the model we got to borrow for a few weeks and they definitely know how to make a sweet looking rifle. 


–  Last but definitely not least is the new RF-10 SuperMatch Tier1 model. This rifle includes many of the upgrades from the previous two models but also features an 18″ carbon fiber wrapped super match stainless barrel, guaranteed sub-moa, nickel boron BCG, adjustable stock, etc. Price on this beast comes in at a reasonable $2,600.


Now for some Gun Porn! Below you’ll find some pictures of the RF-10 3-Gun model that we borrowed for photos. Plenty of closeup shots to show off the details of this beautiful rifle. Radical Firearms did a great job on this rifle. 

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For more information about each model, head on over to You won’t be disappointed!

New!! The Springfield Classic Field Watch by Smith & Bradley

Posted on October 1st, 2015 by ar15news

Our friends at Smith & Bradley, Ltd.​ have launched another campaign for another awesome watch. The Springfield Classic Field Watch a beautifully simple watch. The Springfield Classic Field Watch takes design cues from the early Army issued wristwatches such as a rugged and robust construction, unobtrusive size and large easy to read face whether day or night. With a 48mm case, Swiss movement, C3 Luminova on both the large hands and oversized letters, 12 and 24 hour markings, domed sapphire crystal glass, date window and a 316-L Stainless Steel case and back, this watch is the perfect example of a modern day field watch built by American craftsmen in Sidney, IL.

Smith Bradley Field Watch 2

Smith Bradley Field Watch 2

Smith Bradley Field Watch 2

Smith & Bradley, Ltd. are well known for their ultra high quality watches and in typical fashion have already surpassed their goal on Kickstarter after just 2 days. The good news is you can still get in on the awesome intro pricing. Head on over to to support these guys and get yourself their new Springfield Classic Field Watch. You can also check out the rest of their line of watches at

NEW!! FrogLube Extreme CLP

Posted on September 30th, 2015 by ar15news

About 3 years ago, FrogLube was approached by a U.S. Government agency that was interested in bio-based and renewable products to replace those in use by the government agency for a wide variety of uses. Their product was being considered for a gun care application and they cooperated and supported the testing. That specific government testing is still going on today but FrogLube wanted to release the new product they made to the public. This new product is FrogLube Extreme CLP.

FrogLube extreme

FrogLube Extreme was designed to compete for the government’s environmental spec. Among the many tests, one in particular was cold temperature pourable performance. Testing produced a -44˚F result. The FrogLube Extreme™ name was coined during the testing when it was discovered that it performs in extremely cold -40˚s and all the way up above +125˚F, extremely hot. Extreme temperatures do not phase this lube.

In the M4 Tech Manual, TM 9-1005-319-23&P, it says you must remove your lube if you expect to encounter freezing temps; and replace it with an arctic lube*. What’s an arctic lube? They are rare and hard to find. What happens when your conditions transition between freezing and temperate? In their testing area, the temperature can change 50-60˚ in a 24 hr cycle. It was found that FrogLube Extreme easily transitions between freezing and hot. YOU NOW DON’T HAVE TO REMOVE YOUR LUBE IN A HOT TO COLD TRANSITION AND VICE VERSA.  This is a “game changer” result. 

FrogLube Extreme is the same formula we’ve all come to know and love but with additives which proved to make it much more forgiving in cold temperatures. FrogLube Extrememeets all the common standards for FrogLube products; 

– Food Grade ingredients
– Non-toxic
– Non-petroleum base
– Non-flammable
– No HAZMAT disposal

Plus, here’s some additional benefits they discovered;

– works better in ‘tight action’ type firearms such as AR, M-1911, etc. 
– micronizes fouling and minimizes size of fouling particles
– pourable to -44˚F
– leaves no residue

It works the same as current FrogLube CLP products. It ‘absorbs’ into the firearm and the excess can be wiped off to run in a dry/slick manner. It responds to heat build-up by seeping up to the metal surface to perform lubrication where it is needed. To install it, use the exact same procedures as the current instructions call for. Simply treat it as the ‘liquid’ CLP version and all is THE SAME.

Because of the additive measures, FrogLube Extreme will be slightly more expensive than FrogLube’s current liquid CLP, but will remain within 10-20% of that pricing, AND WELL WORTH IT if where you live ever gets to freezing or below.


FrogLube Extreme will be available for purchase very soon from the usual retailers such as as well as on

ARES Defense Now Shipping MCR Sub-Carbines

Posted on September 29th, 2015 by ar15news

MELBOURNE, FL, September 23, 2015 ­ ARES Defense Systems, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms, parts and accessories announces that it is now shipping its patented MCR® Sub-Carbine to the US commercial market.

ARES’ MCR® Sub-Carbine is a lightweight, semi-auto 5.56 NATO caliber weapon featuring gas piston operation, a 3-second quick change barrel system and a left-side folding stock assembly that telescopes for adjusting the length of pull. The charging handle is ambidextrous and interchangeable with standard AR15/M4 charging handles to suit user preference. Suppressor capable and able to be fired with the stock in any position, the MCR® is a clear step above many of the folding stock and telescoping PDW options in the marketplace. Critical Sub-Carbine components are billet machined from aircraft grade alloys and heat treated to exacting specifications for durability and long weapon life. Aluminum components are Type III, Class 2 hard-coat anodized to MIL-A-8625F for maximum corrosion and wear protection. Furthermore, all ARES Defense products are 100% Made in U.S.A. with US materials and workmanship.

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Also available to compliment the MCR® Sub-Carbine is an optional SKB briefcase with custom-cut foam insert that holds the weapon, six 30-round magazines, a cleaning kit, Operator’s Manual and storage space for a suppressor or other Mission Critical Accessories. The MCR® Sub-Carbine chassis is identical to the rest of the MCR® family and can be reconfigured for belt-feed or other role by simply rearranging its parts.

“Overseas contracts with a NATO partner paved the way for the semi-auto MCR® Sub-Carbine for the US consumer market.” says Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO of ARES Defense. “The Sub-Carbine is a critical model of the eight weapons that currently define the MCR® family and is particularly significant for maximum portability. While all of the select-fire military models that we’ve shipped have featured our co-planar MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny Rail handguard, we recently added a KeyMod style handguard option for the US consumer market to meet the interests of our customers. The select-fire MCR® Sub-Carbine is a proven and documented player in the military marketplace and is a serious system for professional shooters.”

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The MCR® quick-change barrel system allows users to configure the MCR® in seconds without the aid of tools and is available in 12” (NFA Rules Apply) and 16” inch lengths. Additionally, the MCR® Sub-Carbine features gas-piston operation that provides greater reliability in extreme conditions, and is cleaner, cooler and more reliable in adverse conditions than the legacy direct-gas system.

The unique design of the MCR® Sub-Carbine permits users to upgrade their existing rifles by simply substituting an ARES supplied MCR® upper receiver assembly and folding stock mechanism in place of the legacy upper and stock, and the MCR® is rearward compatible to the earliest AR15’s from the 1960’s.

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For more information and pricing, please email or contact ARES Defense by telephone at (321) 242-8410. Additional details available on the ARES Defense website:

FFL DEALERS: Contact ARES Defense for Dealer Pricing!


Caliber: 5.56 X 45 mm NATO

Weight: 7.45 lbs (3.38 kg)

Barrel: 16.25” (413 mm) Quick Change & 12.5” (318 mm)

Rifling:   1:7” (1: 178 mm) RHT

Feed Devices: 4179 STANAG Magazines or M27 Linked Ammunition

Rate of Fire: 625-800 RPM

Operation: Short Stroke, Gas Piston

100% Made in the U.S.A.

About ARES Defense

Since its founding in 1997, ARES Defense Systems has focused on the development of military small arms and accessories of unique versatility, innovation and exceptional quality for military, law enforcement and commercial customers.  Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, ARES products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra modern facility by a highly skilled workforce.

Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast, ARES’ intense dedication to mission critical innovation has resulted in numerous patented advancements resulting in lighter, stronger, better performing weapons and accessories for the operator. To learn more about ARES Defense Systems visit  Follow ARES Defense on Facebook at  and on Twitter @ARESDefense.

NEW BRITAIN, CT (September 1, 2015) – Previously only made for the U.S. Government, Okay Industries AR-15 .223/5.56 magazines are now available commercially for manufacturers, law enforcement and civilian shooters. Coveted by U.S. soldiers, Government Agencies and sought after by civilian shooters alike, OKAY magazines are renowned for reliable feeding and flawless performance in any Mil-Spec AR-15 compatible platform. Since co-developing the original 30 round M16 magazine with the U.S. Military in 1973, OKAY magazines have earned a reputation as the best USGI versions available. Called SureFeed®, these appropriately named magazines are perfect for any Mil-Spec AR-15 modern sporting rifle.

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SureFeed® USGI type magazines are 100% made in the U.S.A. with components that meet or exceed demanding Mil-Spec requirements. The magazine bodies & floor plates are made from lightweight aluminum and heat treated to Mil-Spec for strength and durability. All magazines are hard coat anodized and available with either a Mil-Spec dry film lube grey finish or Tactical Black PTFE finish. A four-way, anti-tilt, self-lubricating non-hygroscopic resin follower and high performance Mil-Spec stainless steel spring keep rounds properly aligned and tensioned for flawless performance.

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Reliability is the most important quality for any magazine. Okay Industries achieves this reliability through extensive quality controls. Every magazine goes through an exhaustive battery of inspections and tests before being shipped. Some of the areas tested include weld integrity verification, feed lip tolerance and material quality. This all leads up to the final proprietary qualification where each magazine is tested for fit and function. This proprietary inspection and testing process and the resulting superior quality of SureFeed® magazines is why OKAY has been a supplier to the U.S. Government since 1973.

SureFeed® magazine are now available in 30, 20 and 10 round capacities with an MSRP of $18.95-$19.95

Distributor and Dealer inquiries: (860) 225-8707 or email ###

About Okay Industries

Founded in 1911 as The B. Jahn Manufacturing Company and renamed Okay Industries, Inc., in 1968, Okay has grown into a diverse contract manufacturing company producing exceptional metal stampings and machined components and assemblies for medical device, automotive and industrial industries as well as firearms and defense customers. Okay has a long history of producing magazines, having made over 30 million magazines since WWII for the venerable M1 Carbine and M16/M4 rifles. Okay Industries is headquartered in New Britain, CT.

200 Ellis Street New Britain, CT 06051 (860) 225 8707

Gear Sector 13.5″ and 15″ Free Float Hand Guard Now Available

Posted on September 28th, 2015 by ar15news

I’ve been a big fan of Gear Sector for a long time. Not just because their are absolutely bomb proof and no-corners-cut designs but they are just all around great people as well. For many years now they have produced smaller accessories like Light Mounts, Offset Mounts, Vertical Grips, etc. Almost two years ago they decided it was time to go “big” and released a sneak peek of a their new rail design. Fast forward to right now and they have the design just perfect and have officially released the 13.5″ and 15″ versions of their GSR Free Float Hand Guard.

The GSR comes in two different models which are the GSR Tube and GSR Rail. Basically the only difference is that the “Rail” version comes with bolt on accessory rail sections that you can position anywhere along the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock sides utilizing their new Mod Slot mounting system as seen below.


Gear Sector GSR Tube


Gear Sector GSR Rail

As I mentioned, these are actually available for purchase now. Currently just the 13.5″ and 15″ models in Black are available but they will also be introducing additional colors such as FDE, OD Green, Foliage and Brown along with a 7″ and 9″ version. You can purchase these great looking new rails directly at

Arisaka Defense Releases Inline & Offset Picatinny Mount

Posted on September 25th, 2015 by ar15news

Arisaka Defense always puts out high quality products. I personally use a bunch of their products from Light Mounts to complete Flashlight Builds. Just this morning I received the following press release for their Inline and Offset Picatinny Mount. As you all know, KeyMod and M-LOK rails are great but what do you do with all of your lights, lasers, grips, etc. that only mount to Picatinny rail sections? You need an adapter like the ones Arisaka just released to make them compatible. What I really like about these mounts is that they are adjustable from side to side to allow a wider range of lights and accessories to fit and the KeyMod mounts incorporate the new patent pending Inverted KeyMod Screws from BCM instead of the normal. Take a look at the press release and pics below for these great mounts.

Press Release:  Arisaka Inline & Offset Picatinny Mounts Released

Arisaka is pleased to release our new Inline and Offset Picatinny Mounts. The Inline version is available for KeyMod and M-Lok, while the Offset version is available for KeyMod, M-Lok, and the Centurion Arms CMR. Both KeyMod mounts utilize Bravo Company’s Patent Pending Inverted KeyMod Screws.

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The Inline Picatinny Mount is designed for rail systems that feature 45 degree attachment interfaces, like the BCM KMR, Geissele SMR MK4 and MK8, Mega Arms MKM/MML/Wedge Lock, and Midwest Industries Generation 3 handguards. The height and adjustable side-to-side spacing place Picatinny based lights like the Surefire X300 and Inforce WML close to the handguard and within easy reach at the 1:30 or 10:30 clock positions.

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Arisaka Defense Inline and Offset Picatinny Mounts 1

The Offset Picatinny Mount is a combination of our Offset Scout Mount and a short Picatinny rail section, and is designed for rail systems that do not have 45 degree attachment interfaces like the Noveske NSR, Midwest Industries Generation 2, and SLR Rifleworks Solo Series handguards. Like the inline version, the mount places Picatinny based lights at the optimal 1:30 or 10:30 clock positions. The mount allows the user to adjust the lateral positioning of the Picatinny rail section for additional clearance next to front sights or other accessories.

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Arisaka Defense Inline and Offset Picatinny Mounts 1

Weight: 1.1 oz (Inline), 1.0 oz (Offset)
Material: CNC machined 6061 aluminum
Finish: MIL-A-8625 Type III hard coat anodized.

Proudly made in the USA and available now on the Arisaka site:
Inline Picatinny Mount KeyMod
Inline Picatinny Mount M-Lok
Offset Picatinny Mount KeyMod
Offset Picatinny Mount M-Lok
Offset Picatinny Mount CMR

New Product! Hybrid Contour .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor AR Barrels

Posted on September 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Criterion Barrels is well known as a supplier of DPMS pattern .308 AR barrels for a wide variety of premium rifle manufacturers. Recognizing the demand generated by individual rifle builders for a premium hand lapped match grade barrel, Criterion has added a full range of mid-weight Hybrid contour .308 AR barrels to their stock model inventory.

Criterion Hybrid contour .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor AR barrels

While many of these designs are available in a traditional stainless steel finish, Criterion has sought to extend barrel service life and improve corrosion resistance by offering models in a chrome lined and salt bath nitride finish. Designed to accommodate a wide spectrum of rifle build configurations, barrels range in length from 16 to 22 inches.

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Most of the new models feature a M118 LR chamber, a design specifically engineered to offer sub-MOA performance with 168 and 175 grain match ammunition. The M118 LR chamber retains the capability to accept both .308 Win and 7.62×51 NATO cartridges. Select models are also available chambered for the popular 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge.

A complete list of dealers and distributors can be found by visiting the .308 AR product page on the Criterion Barrels website.

Rainier Arms Forged Slab Side Upper Blowout

Posted on September 22nd, 2015 by ar15news

I received an email yesterday letting me know about a deal that is too good to pass up. Rainier Arms had a ton of their Forged Slab Side Upper Receivers made and actually have too many so they are blowing them out. The Slab Side upper is basically just like your normal forged upper but they have removed the forward assist option and added their logo on the side. 

Rainier Arms Forged Mil Spec Upper no forward assist

You might be thinking “Why no forward assist?” which is logical. I’ve always taught AR shooters that if your bolt did fully go into battery, you are better off to manually cycle the action by pulling back on the charging handle, eject that round and grab a new one instead of using your forward assist to cram something into the chamber that doesn’t want to go in there. Their are very few instances where you would actually “need” a forward assist. It also reduces weight while making the upper more low profile as well.

They are actually very nice uppers. I happen to be using one on my new 9mm AR Pistol I just built and its been awesome. Right now theses are on sale at $69.95 instead of the usual $125, only at



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