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NEW!! 2A Armament LITE rails – KeyMod or M-LOK with Ti Nut

Posted on March 5th, 2015 by ar15news

These new LITE rails from 2A Armament look really awesome and seem to be crazy light weight. 2A Armament makes a ton of light weight components for AR’s including receivers, take down pins, muzzle devices, etc. and I’ve heard nothing but great things about their parts. These new rails look like the perfect finish to any lightweight build and come in both KeyMod and M-LOK versions. If you can’t get enough of the light weight stuff, 2A Armament is definitely worth checking out.

2a armament LITE MLOK rail 2

2a armament LITE MLOK rail 1

2a armament KeyMod LITE rail

The 2A Armament™ LITE RAIL M-LOK and KeyMod series was designed as a lightweight rail solution utilizing proven traditional 6061 extrusion, and titanium as the foundation. The LITE RAIL series of rails features the same lightening cuts found on the popular BALIOS-lite receiver sets. When the two are combined, a seamless look is achieved across the top of the firearm. The LITE RAIL is just as capable on any quality forged or billet upper receiver offered from other manufacturers as well. By utilizing a titanium barrel nut, and an innovative 45 degree mounting system, the LITE RAIL achieves a solid lockup with the upper receiver. The 2A Armament LITE RAIL will ship with a 6AL-4V titanium barrel nut. An optional aluminum barrel nut is offered as a separate item for those looking to save maximum weight on a build.

Where to order?????  http://www.2a-arms.com/dealers

Features:
–  Made from U.S.A. Certified 6061 Extrusion
–  U.S.A. Certified 6AL-4V Titanium barrel nut as standard
–  M-LOK and KeyMod mounting solution
–  Mil-Spec hardcoat black anodized
–  Free floating design
–  1.3” Internal Diameter
–  7 M-LOK Rail with Titanium nut and hardware (weight 5.65oz)(2A-MLHG-7) MSRP $188.99
–  12” M-LOK Rail with Titanium nut and hardware (weight 7.95oz)(2A-MLHG-12) MSRP $247.99
–  15” M-LOK Rail with Titanium nut and hardware (weight 9.60oz)(2A-MLHG-15) MSRP $285.99
–  7” KeyMod Rail with Titanium nut and hardware (weight 5.85oz)(2A-KMHG-7) MSRP $178.99
–  12” KeyMod Rail with Titanium nut and hardware (weight 8.10oz)(2A-KMHG-12) MSRP $226.99
–  15” KeyMod Rail with Titanium nut and hardware (weight 9.70oz)(2A-KMHG-15) MSRP $263.99
–  1-5/16” crows foot tool or premium armorers wrench recommended for installation (Not Included)
–  Available Aluminum Nut reduces over all weight by .65 oz MSRP $30.99

POF-USA P-15 Stripped Lowers On Sale

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 by ar15news

Our friends at AV Guns just let us know they have some POF (Patriot Ordnance Factory) P-15 stripped forged lowers in-stock and on sale. Most people know POF for their high end piston driven 5.56 and .308 rifles. Now you can use one of their stripped multi cal AR-15 lowers for your next build. These AR-15 stripped lowers are similar to most other high quality forged lowers on the market with the exception that it is pretty rare to see a rifle built with a POF Forged Lower. Get yours now at Store.AVGuns.com

POF P-15 Forged Lower 1

POF P-15 Forged Lower 1

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.

New!! Gear Sector Rail Mount Offset QD Socket

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

Gear Sector recently introduced their new Mod3 1913 Rail Mount Offset QD Socket. Gear Sector is known for making high quality, battle proven products and the Mod3 builds on that reputation. By offsetting the QD socket they were able to make it about half as wide as their original sling mount and also makes a more low profile design. Weight was reduced by 30% for the Mod3 with the weight coming in at less than 1/2 of an ounce including mounting hardware which is pretty impressive.

Gear Sector Offset QD 1 copy

These offset QD Sockets work great for adjusting where on your rail your 2-point sling attaches. The mount is low profile enough that you can easily run it on the top rail section without it being in the way at all or could be mounted in either direction on any rail section to accommodate grips, etc. I placed mine on the top rail section just to the rear of where my support hand grips the rail as you can see in the pictures below.

Gear Sector Offset QD 1 copy

Gear Sector Offset QD 1 copy

The Patented Pending Gear Sector™ Rail Mount Offset QD Socket provides a forward mounting location for those who wish to utilize our two or three point sling with our QD push button adapter. It can also be used with a variety of other quick detach push button swivels commercially available. We designed the mount to fit perfectly flush with the Tango Down® rail panels to provide an uninterrupted rail space. The socket was designed and machined to prevent rotation which in turn prevents your sling from becoming twisted. It offsets the quick detach swivel 45 degrees allowing the weapon to hang more naturally when slung across the chest in a ready position. It comes complete with all mounting hardware, screws, hex keys, and Vibra-Tite® to make installation fast and easy. Mod 3 components feature a 30% reduction in weight; an 1144 StressProof® heat treated full width steel index, as well as the ability to index your swivel in 8 different clock positions!

MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION

The Gear Sector™ Rail Mount Offset QD Socket is constructed using multiple base materials and is precision CNC machined from billet stock. Material and finish processes are outlined below:

–  Base Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
–  Base Finish: Military Specification ( MIL-A-8625F ) Type III, Class II Hard Coat
–  Index Material: 1144 StressProof® heat treated steel
–  Index Finish: Nitrocarburising by Nitrotec®
–  Weight: 0.48 ozs.
–  Compliance: 100% Berry Amendment Compliant
–  Origin: Proudly Made in the USA

The new Gear Sector Rail Mount Offset QD Sockets are now available for purchase at www.GearSector.com. They also have a ton of other accessories such as my personal favorite Short Vertical Grip and an awesome Hand Stop. Be sure to head on over and check out the awesomeness.

Umbrella Corporation Billet Receivers In-Stock

Posted on February 27th, 2015 by ar15news

One of the nicest billet lowers I own has been the UCWRG billet ambi lower receiver. It utilizes the A-DAC ambi bolt catch that is tied into the mag release and is such a beautiful piece of machining. Unfortunately they have almost never been in-stock…until now. Right now UCWRG has 45 billet lowers in-stock. I’ve also heard that those who ordered billet lowers have received shipping notices. If you want a chance to snag one, head on over to www.UCWRG.com and pic one up for yourself today.

Umbrella Corp WRG Premium BCG 3

LANTAC USA 2015 Product Brochure

Posted on February 26th, 2015 by ar15news

LANTAC USA has just released their new Product Brochure for 2015 which shows a snapshot of their current and coming soon products however I know they have many many more products that they would like to introduce this year too. I can tell you right now I have 2 Lantac Dragons that are just begging for the new BMD to be released and their new E-BCG is a must have and is already in the hands of customers with people raving about it. Other products such as the new UAR billet upper, SPADA rail, Dragon and DrAKon muzzle brakes we already know are out or on their way but I was surprised to see the addition of a 14.5″ Mid Length and 14.5″ Intermediate Length barrels which look to be really nice barrels. Check out some images of the LANTAC USA 2015 Product Brochure below. If you would like to see read the actual PDF click on this link.

Visit www.LANTAC-USA.com for more information as well.
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AERO Precision Deal of the Week

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by ar15news

This week AERO Precision has their FDE Cerakoted and the Black Anodized Cantilever 30mm Red Dot Scope Mounts on sale. These mounts are “Cantilever” style which means they extend the optic past the base which can come in handy when trying to create some extra space for magnifiers, etc. I’ve actually been using one of these 30mm mounts with an Aimpoint PRO for over a year now and really like it. The FDE Cerakote model is just $67.49 and the Black Anodized model is just $59.99. Pretty hard to beat this deal, especially if you don’t need a QD lever. Get in on this deal while they are still available at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com

AERO Precision Cantilever 30mm scope mount

Our Weekly Special is up and features our Cantilever 30mm Red Dot Scope Mount in Anodized Black or FDE. Check it out paired with our M4E1 Upper Receiver, Vortex Magnifier and Aimpoint Pro Red Dot. Shop here: www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com

SI-Defense Ambi 223/5.56 Receiver Sets

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

**Update: I may have gotten ahead of myself here. Apparently I mistook the “Related Products” section where they say Add To Cart as the Add To Cart for the coming soon 5.56 Ambi Sets. I will let you know as soon as these receivers are officially available for purchase.**

One of my favorite products that I’ve recently used in a build is the new SI-Defense Ambi .308 billet set. The Mirrored Ambi Controls are seriously the best thing since sliced bread. Of course as soon as they introduced the .308 billet set the #1 question was….when are you releasing the .223/5.56 set? Well, the wait is finally over! SI-Defense Full Ambi .223/5.56 billet sets are now available for purchase on the SI-Defense website. They feature the exact same Mirrored Ambi Controls that the .308 set which includes the same Bolt Catch / Release lever on both sides and the same Magazine Release button on both sides. Craziest part is the set costs less than many of the other billet receivers sets on the market that aren’t even ambi. Take a look at the pics and then head on over to www.SI-Defense.com to put in your order today. 

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AMBI SI-D 223/556 Receiver Set
–  Material: 7075-T6 Billet Aluminum
–  Finish: Deep Black Hardcoat Anodize
–  Patent Pending Mirrored Ambidextrous Controls
–  Ambidextrous Takedown and Pivot pin locations
–  Bore is reamed for superior accuracy
–  M4 Feedramps
–  Front magwell grip grooves
–  Ambi index finger grooves
–  Sleek and stylish shell deflector
–  Threaded forward assist hole
–  Quick release dust cover assembly

The SI Defense .223/56 receiver set is the ultimate ambidextrous receiver set. The ambidextrous bolt catch release and magazine release are exactly mirrored identically on both sides of the receiver. These features are unique and unparalleled in the industry and were engineered to accommodate the left and right handed shooter. Special attention was given to incorporate smooth transitions throughout the receiver set, giving it a feel of confidence and reliability. Bore is machined perpendicularly and concentrically for superior accuracy. Receiver Set Includes: Dust cover, Ambi bolt catch, and Ambi mag release button.

http://si-defense.com/shop/ar15-receivers/ambi-si-d-22356-receiver-set/

TacStrike Steel Target Systems – February Sale

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Our friends at TacStrike have been doing a great sale this month and I have been meaning to tell you guys about it. Through the end of the month you can save 15% and get FREE SHIPPING on 3 of TacStrike’s most popular Steel Targets. The 1/4 Scale, 1/4 Scale Ultralight and Full Size are all on sale. Just use the code “100 Yards” at checkout to get the 15% discount and free shipping. The targets on sale are the first 3 listed on the “Steel Targets” page at www.TacStrike.com

TacStrike Quarter Scale Ultralight Steel Target1/4 Scale UltraLight Steel Target

TacStrike Quarter Scale Steel Target1/4 Scale Steel Target

TacStrike Full Size Steel TargetFull Size Steel Target

If you happen to be looking for a more affordable way to get into shooting Steel Targets you might want to take a look at their line of Gongs and Swinger Steel Targets including their “Shepherds Hook” targets that are an AR500 plate of steel offered in different sizes that all hang from an inexpensive metal Shepherd’s Hook that you can find in the gardening section of most stores. http://tacstrike.com/GONGS-SWINGERS/

TacStrike Shepherds Hook Steel Target

Coming Soon – American Defense Mfg Enhanced Bolt Catch

Posted on February 21st, 2015 by ar15news

Its always nice to find an inexpensive upgrade for your AR that can actually make a difference in function, etc. Very soon, American Defense Mfg will be releasing their new Enhance Bolt Catch for purchase and it looks like a really nice option that won’t break the bank. It features a larger “Bolt Release” surface and the entire face of the Bolt Catch is textured as well. I just looked and these are listed on the ADM website already which is a good sign that they are close to having them available for sale. Purchase price will be just $16.99 at www.ADM-MFG.com.

ADM Mfg Enhanced Bolt Catch 1

ADM Mfg Enhanced Bolt Catch 1

ADM Mfg Enhanced Bolt Catch 1

**Coming Soon!** The ADM Enhanced Bolt Catch. This is a part compatible with all AR style lowers that use a milspec bolt catch. The enlarged release surface and more aggressive serrations provide the end user with a more positive and dependable part for manipulating the bolt in their rifle. This is the same bolt catch that will be standard on all our UICs, shown on a BCM forged lower receiver.

http://www.americandefensemanufacturing.com/view/product/889/

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