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Mega Arms Wedge Lock Hand Guards Are Now Shipping

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by ar15news

Mega Arms announced yesterday that they will are now shipping the first of their Wedge Lock hand guards which was designed in collaboration with Jim Hodge and Hodge Defense Systems. The Wedge Lock M-LOK hand guard will fit all mil spec uppers. First to be released is the Mega Extended Length which is 16″ long with all other lengths to start shipping in the next few day and weeks.

“Its finally time to tell you all the good news, Mega Arms Wedge Lock 7075 hand guards, compatible with any Mil Spec upper, have started shipping!

A collaboration with Hodge Defense Systems​, the mind set from the start was to create the finest combative modular system that was strong, lightweight, and with a positive tactile feel. We spared no expense in our material selection understanding the rigors this hand guard would potentially be faced with. For example, most manufacturers exploit the use of 6061 aluminum for ease and cost of manufacturing, though 7075 has strength properties that exceed 6000 series aluminums at or near 40%. Our barrel nut is made from Titanium to help with strength/weight, and the thermal properties one would normally see with steel or aluminum during high volume of fire. We chose a little thicker wall thickness for a solid tactile feel, more surface area, added rigidity, as well as a more positive lock-up for modular accessories.

Mega Arms Wedge Lock 1

The Wedge Lock / Hodge Defense Hand guard slip fit attachment system utilizes a simple, yet robust method via a unique patented wedge lock system. We designed the front of this hand guard to allow a gloved shooter to access their suppressor attachment point via a small angle, so not to fight for space while gloved. A steel anti rotation pin is incorporated in the 12 o’clock upper section which mates with a predrilled hole as found on Mega Arms billet and forged uppers, as well in many of our competitors uppers. The hand guard can be mounted without the anti rotation pin if your upper does not have this feature.

Mega Arms Wedge Lock 1

Mega Arms Wedge Lock 1

Mega Arms Wedge Lock 1

Please note, that due to the slim design of the The Wedge Lock, sound suppressors will not fit under the hand guard like they do with our MKM and MML uppers.

First to be shipped are the 16″ Mega Extended length version, designed for use with an 18′ or longer barrel. 14″, 12″, 9″ and 7″ version will ship in descending order, so the carbine length will ship last. M-LOK variants are shipping first, Key Mod will follow shortly.

Mega Arms Wedge Lock 1

Specs:
– WLH-250 – CARBINE LENGTH HANDGUARD, 7 Inches, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT TBA) MSRP $249
– WLH-350 – MID LENGTH, HANDGUARD, 9 Inches, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT 11.12 oz) MSRP $272
– WLH-450 – RIFLE LENGTH, HANDGUARD, 12 Inchs, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT 13.05 oz) MSRP $295
– WLH-550 – EXTENDED RIFLE LENGTH HANDGUARD, 14 Inches, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT 14.33 oz) MSRP $326
– WLH-650 – MEGA EXTENDED LENGTH HANDGUARD, 16 Inches, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT 15.58 oz) MSRP $357

 For more information about our dealers go to MegaArms.com/Dealers”

If you are interested in purchasing one of the new Mega Arms Wedge Lock hand guards I would definitely keep a keen eye on the Rainier Arms Facebook page and the new product section on www.RainierArms.com. Rainier Arms is notoriously one of the first to get any new Mega Arms products so that is where I will be looking personally.

www.MegaArms.com
Mega Arms on Instagram
Mega Arms on Facebook

www.HodgeDefense.com
Hodge Defense on Instagram
Hodge Defense on Facebook

If you’re looking for a new barrel you definitely need to check out this new barrel from Critical Capabilities. This is their Supermatch SOCOM .223/5.56 16″ Nitride Barrel which looks to me a very well made barrel. As you’ll see in the description below, the barrel extension and the 4150 CMV barrel itself were Nitrided prior to assembly and the barrel comes with a Sub-MOA guarantee with match ammo. Whats even more impressive is that they are available right now for just $149.95 with Free Shipping in the lower 48 states. Purchase now at www.AIMSurplus.com.

Aim Surplus Critical Dimension Supermatch Socom 16 inch nitride barrel

Introducing the Critical Capabilities Supermatch 5.56 barrel, now in Nitride! This barrel is a culmination of six months of testing, influences from multiple companies, and a rock-solid determination to accomplish one thing: Build absolutely the best barrel on the market. Period. Starting from a 4150 CroMoV match-grade blank, these barrels are chambered and profiled utilizing the most advanced CNC equipment in the world today. As with any quality barrel, these barrels and extensions are nitrided separately, and then undergo final assembly. Critical Capabilites guarantees sub 1 MOA accuracy at 100m with match-grade ammunition.

–  4150 CroMoV Steel
–  Caliber: 5.56
–  Length: 16 in.
–  Profile: SOCOM
–  Twist: 1/7
–  .750 in. Gas Block Seat
–  Mid-length Gas System
–  M4 Feed Ramps
–  Bead Blasted prior to Nitride
–  Deep, Black Nitride Finish
–  1 lbs 11.5 oz
–  Sub 1 MOA Guaranteed

http://aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XCCB16N

BCM KeyMod Rail Panels Now Available In All Colors

Posted on July 28th, 2015 by ar15news

The new BCM KeyMod Rail Panels that we introduced to you last week are now available in all colors. BCM KeyMod Rail Panels are ultra-slim surfaces with aggressive non-slip and non-reflective texturing. Ventilated for cooling, each panel is radiused to create a continuous “tube” surface when run on an octagonal profile handguard such as the BCM KMR.

BCM keyMod Rail Panels 1

Made in the U.S.A. of a high-strength polymer material, BCM KeyMod Rail Panels are designed to fit ALL KeyMod mounting surfaces with seven (7) consecutive KeyMod slots. However, the panels can also be cut to any length, as needed by an end user. Finally, the panels are bi-directional with locking tabs on either end.

BCM keyMod Rail Panels 1

Each Kit contains five (5) matching color KeyMod Panels, and are available in Black, Flat Dark Earth, Wolf Grey and Foliage Green.

BCM keyMod Rail Panels 1

Each 5 pack of BCM KeyMod Rail Panels is just $9.95.

Purchase now at http://www.bravocompanymfg.com/railpanel/

GunPoint just released cerakoted options for their popular Skeletonized version of the B5 Systems GripStop. You can now get them in Black Stealth (no markings), FDE, OD Green and Patriot Brown in both the Standard and K size GripStop. GripStops work with any Hand Guard that has deadspace every 2 3/8″ which is used in the majority of rails and handguards on the market today. For handguards with threaded inserts every 2 3/8″, such as the LWRC and Warsport etc. you can bolt the gripstop on directly. They are selling really fast head on over and try to snag one before they are all gone. 

Store.AVGuns.com

GunPoint Skeletonized B5 GripStop

New!! Modern Outfitters Carbine MOD5 PDW 300BLK

Posted on July 27th, 2015 by ar15news

Ran across this super sick new 300BLK PDW from our friends over at Modern Outfitters. It features everything you could want in a PDW including a nice low profile MLOK rail, MVB ARC PDW stock, Upgraded BCG, Griffin Armament muzzle devices…..well you get the idea. Tons of awesome options that are all listed below. You can also choose from many different colors.

Modern Outfitters Carbine PDW 300BLK 1

Modern Carbine Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) Chambered in .300 Black Out
–  8 inch Heavy Barrel made of 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium steel with a QPQ Corrosion Resistant Finish that is HP and MPI tested
–  5/8×24 TPI
–  Pistol Length gas system optimized to run subsonic
–  Coated gas tube
–  Modern Carbine low profile gas block
–  7 inch Rail system made from 6061 extrusion featuring a free float design and M-LOK compatible.
–  NiB Barrel extension
–  1/7 Twist Rate
–  Upper/Lower receiver and the rail system are Mil Spec Hard Coat Anodized and then cerakoted in a choice of colors
–  Modern Carbine Ambi Charging Handle
–  Modern Carbine Advanced Bolt Carrier Group
–  Ambi Safety
–  ALG ACT Trigger
–  Retractable two position PDW Stock
–  Magpul K2+ Grip
–  Magpul M-Lok Handstop Kit and Rail Covers
–  Molle Soft Case
–  30 rd Pmag
–  6.15 lbs
–  20.5 inches OAL
–  Choice of Griffin Armament Mounts
–  Available in Shadow Bronze, Tungsten, Magpul FDE and Armor Black

Modern Outfitters Carbine PDW 300BLK 1

Modern Outfitters Carbine PDW 300BLK 1

The Bolt Carrier Group: 
One of the most unique parts of the Modern Carbine™ MOD 5 uppers and carbines is the Bolt Carrier. The underside of the carrier is undercut, allowing grit and debris to drop out and away from the bolt, firing pin and cam. The gas key is machined directly into the carrier, with a separate gas cup threaded and pinned into the machined key. This gas cup allows seamless match ups with any mil spec gas tube ensuring reliability and longevity. The Carrier has a machined index slot for the firing pin retaining pin to ensure a 12 o’clock alignment that eliminates rotation. The Bolt Assembly is coated Carpenter 158 steel. The bolts are shot peened and come with the black extractor insert as well as black “O” ring upgrade.

The Carriers and cams are finished in a proprietary Nickel-Teflon coating that nearly eliminates corrosion while providing greatly increased lubricity. This coating provides permanent lubrication to the moving parts. All Modern Carbine™ MOD 5 Bolt Carriers are Full Auto Rated.

The Charging Handle:
The Modern Carbine™ charging handle is made from 7075 series aluminum that is Type-3 hard coat anodized and functionally ambidextrous. All of the moving parts are made from steel and have large bearing surfaces to reduce wear and increase long term durability. There are no pins to fall out, no screws to strip and no exposed springs to damage or foul.

The new Modern Outfitters Carbine Mod5 PDW 300BLK can be purchase www.ShopModernOutfitters.com.

Radical Firearms Expands Their “Big As Texas” Sale

Posted on July 24th, 2015 by ar15news

Just wanted to give you guys a heads up that Radical Firearms has another sale going on. However, this one is quite a bit bigger than their usual sale which is why they are calling it their “Big As Texas” sale. They have everything you could possibly want on sale right now including complete AR’s, AR Pistols, Barrels, uppers, lowers, etc. All orders placed from now till Sunday will be entered into a drawing for a 24″ 6.5 Grendel complete rifle! Head on over to www.RadicalFirearms.com and get in on some of these deals.

Radical Firearms Sale 1

Radical Firearms Sale 1

Radical Firearms Sale 1All Radical Firearms orders this weekend (7/24 – 7/26) will be entered into a giveaway for this Radical Firearms 24″ 6.5 Grendel Rifle.

NEW!! James Madison Tactical .308 80% Polymer Lower and Jig

Posted on July 24th, 2015 by ar15news

I first wrote about James Madison Tactical nearly two years ago when I was able to help introduce their new 80% AR-15 lower receiver. Since then I have had countless friends build AR-15 rifles off of JMT 80% polymer lowers with great success and zero issues. Once people started to see how easy it was to machine the JMT lower they started pretty much demanding that JMT offer a .308 (AR-10) lower. James Madison Tactical listened to their customer base and decided to move forward with developing a .308 lower. A few days ago I received a package from James Madison Tactical. On the outside it had their logo with the title “308 Equalizer”. 

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

All James Madison Tactical lowers come with their own machining jig so of course inside the box I found…you guessed, a machining jig. The JMT machining jig has a 3-piece construction and is made of a rigid plastic that could probably be used more than once but all JMT lowers come with a new jig so you’ll probably never have to use it again. 

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

What I was more interested in seeing was the lower itself. I have handled a few JMT AR-15 80% lowers before and they are nice so I was curious to see if the fit and finish on the .308 receiver was as nice. Maybe its just me but I think the finish on the .308 is the best they’ve produced yet which is pretty impressive. The webbing on the mag well looks great and the flare on the mag well is not just a sharp line but is actually curved out.

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

A couple of feature that I was happy to see carried over from the AR-15 lower are the aggressive texture on the front of the mag well which can be used as a support hand grip and they also used the threaded brass insert for the pistol grip screw so you can really tighten the grip screw down without stripping the threads. They also reinforced key areas of the lower so you don’t have to worry about them breaking like other less desirable poly lowers do.

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

Basically, as you can see, the 80% lower just needs to have the Fire Control Pocket machined as well as drill holes for the Safety Selector, Trigger Pin and Hammer Pin. That is where the supplied jig comes in handy. It has all of the holes in specific places to make sure you don’t screw it up. JMT has great machining instructions showing exactly how to machine their 80% lowers which is a great tool. It also shows you all of the tools you’ll need as well.

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

Over the next few weeks I plan on machining this James Madison Tactical .308 80% lower receiver, assembling it and getting it out to the range. I already have a few nicely running .308 uppers that I built so I will be able to quickly see how well the JMT .308 80% lower does with them and report back to you guys with more info after some range time.

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

This could be a great start to a new .308 build for you and a nice way to reduce some of the added weight these big bore rifles bring with them. The James Madison Tactical .308 80% Polymer Lower Receivers are now available for purchase at www.RainierArms.com for an intro price of just $124.95 including the machining jig. 

NEW!! KAK INDUSTRY 10.5″ 7.62 NATO SPECIAL PACKAGE

Posted on July 24th, 2015 by ar15news

Ever wanted to build a short barreled AR-10 SBR or AR Pistol? If you’ve been thinking about it, KAK Industry has a new package deal that you’re gonna love. Their new 10.5″ 7.62 NATO SPECIAL PACKAGE includes a 10.5″ 416 SS 7.62 NATO/.308 barrel with a 1:10 twist, a very nice KAK Industry solid stainless 308 carbine buffer and spring and the KAK’s Shockwave Tube and Shockwave Blade AR Pistol Stabilizer. The barrels are marked 7.62 NATO but are tested and approved to accept and use 308 Winchester as well. This is the perfect kit to get started on your new .308 AR Pistol or SBR. 

KAK 762 NATO Special Package Deal

Kurt from KAK Industry built this 10.5″ beast and was hitting 18 inch steel at 930 yards with Wolf 145 and handload 175 SMK.

KAK 762 NATO Special Package Deal 1

KAK 762 NATO Special Package Deal 1

In my mind I’m thinking it would be awesome to get another upper for my 18″ .308 I have now, SBR the lower and have a complete kit with one lower, an 18″ upper and a 10.5″ upper. If you’re looking to build a .308 AR Pistol or SBR like this, the kit with the barrel and KAK Shockwave Blade setup is available for purchase for a limited time at www.KAKIndustry.com. Don’t forget to browse the “308” section of the KAK Industry online store to check out a huge selection of 308 specific components. They even have billet aluminum .308 reloading blocks for you guys that are tier one hand loaders.

A Look at the Head Turning AR’s of Cobalt Kinetics

Posted on July 22nd, 2015 by ar15news

For some people, the look of a standard AR can become kind of boring. Most look strikingly similar and its not that uncommon to go to the range and see a guy with a very similar AR to the one you brought. If you find yourself wanting to have an AR that stands out in a sea of Black Rifles, you might want to check out Cobalt Kinetics. They have some extremely unique AR’s with very cool lines and even a new feature or two. Check out the pics of their new B.A.M.F. rifle below.

Cobalt Kinetics BAMF AR Rifle 2

Cobalt Kinetics BAMF AR Rifle 2

Cobalt Kinetics BAMF AR Rifle 2

Cobalt Kinetics BAMF AR Rifle 2

Cobalt Kinetics BAMF AR Rifle 2

Cobalt Kinetics BAMF AR Rifle 2

For more information on the Cobalt Kinetics B.A.M.F. and their new Double-D (Dual Drop) bolt release technology, head on over to www.CobaltKinetics.com.

You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Just found out our friends AVGuns.com have the Cobalt Kinetics B.A.M.F. rifle in-stock and ready to ship.

NEW!! BCM­ KeyMod Rail Covers Are In and They Are Awesome

Posted on July 22nd, 2015 by ar15news

If you’ve been active on social medial lately you’ve probably seen some sneak peeks at the new BCM (Bravo Company Mfg) super low profile KeyMod rail covers. For those of you who have been anxiously waiting to get some for yourself, the wait is now over. The new BCM­ KeyMod Rail Panels are now available in a kit that consists of five 5.5 inch long covers that will fit any KeyMod rail. I got my hands on a few of them and immediately put them on my BCM 16″ ELW upper with a BCM KMR 13″ rail.

BCM KeyMod Rail Panel Kit 1

Each BCM KeyMod Rail Panel will cover 7 KeyMod slots but can be cut to any shorter length to fit in shorter runs if needed. For instance, on my BCM upper I have their KAG (Kinesthetic Angled Grip) installed and have 4 KeyMod slots open in front of it. I only needed a short piece to cover where my index and middle fingers contact the rail so I grabbed my super sharp stabby thing from Matt Helm Knives and cut a two slot section to go there and the remaining 5 slots were installed on the side behind my BCM KeyMod 1913 Light Mount.

BCM KeyMod Rail Panel Kit 2

BCM KeyMod Rail Panel Kit 2

The BCM KeyMod Rail Panels are more than just a cool looking rail cover for open KeyMod slots. They offer an extreme increase in grip due to the aggressive texture. The texture on the covers actually reminds me a lot of grip tape but doesn’t feel like it will tear your hands up. If you look close you can see the BCM and Star logo on the cover.

BCM KeyMod Rail Panel Kit 2

BCM KeyMod Rail Panel Kit 2

The BCM 16″ ELW upper with the 13″ KMR is a super light weight, durable and accurate upper. Adding the new rail covers is a small add-on but an enhancement none the less. I will be adding more of the BCM­ KeyMod Rail Panels to my other KeyMod rails and you can too. BCM currently has the black covers in-stock for just $9.95 per 5 panel kit. Soon they will be offering FDE, OD Green and Foliage as well. Head on over to www.BravoCompanyUSA.com to order some for yourself.

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