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The other day, everyone’s favorite deadbeat Dad (the ATF šŸ˜œ) decided to change their mind and finally give all of us AR Pistol owners permission to shoulder our SB15 Sig Brace again …. as if any of use were asking for permission in the first place. This came after representativesĀ for SB Tactical, the designers of the SB15 Brace, requested sent a letter to the BATFE asking for them to reconsider. You can read all about that specific changeĀ here. This change brought up a lot of confusion as to whether or not it also applied to the many other “Pistol Braces” on the market from other companies such as my personal favorite, the Shockwave Technologies Blade. I’m happy to say that the ATF saysĀ it does apply to other braces too. Read below!

KAK Shockwave Blade on AERO Precision Pistol

Our friends at Shockwave contacted the ATF themselves to get clarification on whether or not the recent reversal also applied to their Blade Pistol Stabilizer and here is what they found out…

I just got off the phone with a very nice gentleman at ATF Tech Branchā€”who was fielding these calls today. (He was, understandably, very well versed on the subjectā€”and very nice about it even though heā€™s been on the phone all day, repeating himself ad nauseam.) I identified myself and asked him specifically if the letter thatā€™s making the rounds is limited to one companyā€™s productsā€“or if it applies to all pistol stabilizing braces. He said:Ā ā€œThe letter covers all pistol stabilizing braces, including the Shockwave Blade.ā€Ā So that settles that.

He then gave me a bit of further guidance for our customers:

  1. By ā€œpermanent affixing,ā€ ATF considers that to be adding permanent Loctite to the large set screw that secures the Blade into the dimples in the KAK tube. As long as you donā€™t red Loctite the set screw in place, ATF considers it to be ā€œtemporarily placedā€ and ā€œperfectly okay to shoulder.ā€ (He didnā€™t beat around the bush on this topic.)
  2. ā€œLength of pullā€ā€”for lack of a better word regarding pistol bracesā€”begins to enter a ā€œgray areaā€ above 13.5ā€³. Above 13.5ā€³ begins ā€œto enter shoulder stock area.ā€ (His words. I believe this has to do with the ā€œcomfortablenessā€ aspect.) On an AR-15, the ā€œlength of pullā€ for the Blade is approximately 13.13ā€³, so no issues there. But if you use the Blade on a firearm that requires a large adapter of some sort, please make sure that you only use the dimples up to the point that you remain below the 13.5ā€³ length. Stay below 13.5ā€³ and according to ATF, itā€™s okay to shoulder a Shockwave Blade.

This information was posted on the Shockwave Technologies website. Ā You can read it forĀ yourself HERE.Ā While this is just relaying information from one source based on aĀ phone call they had with the ATF, I do know the source and trust that this information is correct. From what I’ve heard, the ATF will be issuing a letter clarifying that this covers all Pistol Braces and not just the SB-15.

If all this AR Pistol talk has got you itchingĀ to build another one, checkĀ out the KAK Industry SHOCKWAVE kits. They areĀ pretty much exclusively what I use when building an AR PistolĀ and can’t speak highly enough of them.

**Press Release**

New Berlin, WI ā€“ 20APRIL2017 ā€“ American Defense MfgĀ® is proud to release for immediate availability the following new mount products in addition to our line of UIC Carbines. The AD-TP (Tripod Mount), AD-SM-01 (Co-Witness) / AD-SM-02 (Lower 1/3 aka SOCOM) Gen 2 Swing Off Magnifier Mount, AD-BP-P2 (Harris Bipod Mount), and the AD-GP (Go Pro Mount). These mounts feature our patented QD Auto Lockā„¢, which provide a positive locking that requires 2 intentional actions to open. American Defense MfgĀ® mounts are precision machined to provide a positive lock up and consistent return to zero. Furthermore, the American Defense MfgĀ® line of mounts do not require any tools to adjust tension or to remove from the weapon platform. For more information visit www.admmfg.com or your favorite retailer!

Tripod Mount – MSRP 73.95

ADM Tripod QD Mount 1

ADM Tripod QD Mount 2

Description
The AD-TP Tripod Mount enables you to attach a standard camera tripod baseplate (1ā„4Ɨ20) to your railed forearm. It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. It features the Patented QD Auto Lockā„¢ Lever system to accommodate both in spec and out of spec rail systems.

Features
Six 1ā„4Ɨ20 threaded holes for mounting to your standard camera tripod baseplate.Ā 

The AD-TP tripod mount features the Patented QD Auto Lockā„¢ Lever system, which has the following advantages:
– Does not require proprietary tools for adjustment.
– Can be adjusted with your finger or a flat blade screwdriver.
– Lever can be configured to lock to the front or the rear.
– Superior clamping surface to insure maximum rail engagement.

Materials & Construction
The AD-TP tripod mount is precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat type 3 Mil-Spec anodize for a rock hard lasting finish.
– Precision machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum.
– Hard coat anodized for a lifetime of performance.
– Fully adjustable to fit both in spec and out of spec rail systems.
– American Defense MFG, LLC. products feature a lifetime warranty.
– Features the Patented QD Auto Lockā„¢ Lever system.
– Made with pride in the U.S.A.

Specifications
The AD-TP tripod mount has the following specifications:
– Weight: 3.60 ounces

Magnifier Swing Off Mount GEN 2 – MSRP 135.00

ADM Magnifier Swing Off Mount GEN 2

Description
The AD-SM-02 GEN 2 Magnifier Swing Off Mount features a lower 1ā„3rd co-witness (Co-Witness model available) when used on an AR15, M16, M4 flattop with Mil-Spec size iron sights. The GEN 2 Swing Mount features user adjustable tension and enhanced geometry on the swing arm mechanism. It enables the operator to flip the magnifier out of view for an unmagnified sight picture. It is configurable for a right or left direction of flip. Fits Magnifiers with a 30mm tube. It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. It features the Patented QD Auto Lockā„¢ Lever system to accommodate both in spec and out of spec rail systems.

Features
The AD-SM-02 Magnifier Swing Off Mount features the Patented QD Auto Lockā„¢ Lever system which has the following advantages:
– Does not require proprietary tools for adjustment.
– Can be adjusted with your finger or a flat blade screwdriver.
– Lever can be configured to lock to the front or the rear.
– Superior clamping surface to insure maximum rail engagement.

Materials & Construction
The AD-SM-02 Magnifier Swing Off Mount is precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat type 3 Mil-Spec anodize for a rock hard lasting finish.
– Precision machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum.
– Hard coat anodized for a lifetime of performance.
– Fully adjustable to fit both in spec and out of spec rail systems.
– American Defense MFG, LLC. products feature a lifetime warranty.
– Features the Patented QD Auto Lockā„¢ Lever system.
– Made with pride in the U.S.A.

Specifications
The AD-SM-02 Magnifier Swing Off Mount has the following specifications:
– Weight: 4.8ozs.

Harris Swivel Bipod Mount – MSRP 71.50

ADM Harris Swivel Bipod Mount 2ADM Harris Swivel Bipod Mount 1

Description
The AD-BP-P2 Bipod Mount enables you to attach a Harris-S, Swivel bipod to your railed forearm. Not compatible with the Tac Lever ( Lever interferes with the bipod itself ). It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. It features the Patented QD Auto Lockā„¢ Lever system to accommodate both in spec and out of spec rail systems. The mount includes two different sized delrin sleeves to accommodate both Harris and other brand bipods that swivel.

Features
The AD-BP-P2 bipod mount features the Patented QD Auto Lockā„¢ Lever system that has the following advantages:
– Does not require proprietary tools for adjustment.
– Can be adjusted with your finger or a flat blade screwdriver.
– Lever can be configured to lock to the front or the rear.
– Superior clamping surface to insure maximum rail engagement.

Materials & Construction
The AD-BP-P2 bipod mount is precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat type 3 Mil-Spec anodize for a rock hard lasting finish.
– Precision machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum.
– Hard coat anodized for a lifetime of performance.
– Fully adjustable to fit both in spec and out of spec rail systems.
– American Defense MFG, LLC. products feature a lifetime warranty.
– Features the Patented QD Auto Lockā„¢ Lever system.
– Made with pride in the U.S.A.

Specifications
The AD-BP-P2 bipod mount has the following specifications:
– Weight: 2.60 ounces

GoPro Mount – MSRP 75.00

ADM GoPro Mount 1ADM GoPro Mount 2

Description
The AD-GP GoPro Mount enables you to attach a GoPro Camera to your railed forearm. It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. It features the Patented QD Auto Lockā„¢ Lever system to accommodate both in spec and out of spec rail systems.

Features
Solid mounts the GoPro camera at a 90* angleĀ 

The AD-GP GoPro mount features the Patented QD Auto Lockā„¢ Lever system that has the following advantages:
– Does not require proprietary tools for adjustment.
– Can be adjusted with your finger or a flat blade screwdriver.
– Lever can be configured to lock to the front or the rear.
– Superior clamping surface to insure maximum rail engagement.

Materials & Construction
The AD-GP GoPro mount is precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat type 3 Mil-Spec anodize for a rock hard lasting finish.
– Precision machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum.
– Hard coat anodized for a lifetime of performance.
– Fully adjustable to fit both in spec and out of spec rail systems.
– American Defense MFG, LLC. products feature a lifetime warranty.
– Features the Patented QD Auto Lockā„¢ Lever system.
– Made with pride in the U.S.A.

Specifications
– The AD-GP GoPro mount has the following specifications:
– Weight: 2.60 ounces

Right now the AR market is kind of in a slump which sucks for retailers and manufactures but it is kind of awesome for us AR builders. This forces the manufacturers and retailers to bring out new products on a regular basis and those products have to offer more bang for the buck than when the market is at its peak. Case in point are these new QPQ barrels from AIM Surplus. All 3 of the barrels come with a QPQ finish for durability and corrosion resistance AND they include a low profile gas block that has already been drilled and pinned to the barrel which is the best way to make sure you’ve got a bomb proof setup. These are averrable in three different lengths which are 11.5″ Carbine, 16″ Mid and 18″ SPR Rifle and start at just $139.95. Check out the details below.

AIM Surplus QPQ AR Barrels

We are proud to introduce our 5.56 chambered AR Barrels. They are machined from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium steel with a QPQ Corrosion Resistant Finish and QPQ coated M4 feed ramp extension. They ship with a .750 IN. Low Profile gas block that is pinned and set screwed to the barrel. We are having these barrels manufactured to our exacting standards, we can offer you the customer a quality military grade product at a reasonable price. An incredible value. Made in America!

AIM .223/5.56 QPQ 11.5IN. CARBINE LENGTH AR Barrel w/ Gas Block Specifications:
– Length: 11.5Ā IN.
– Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
– Profile: Government
– Finish: QPQ Corrosion Resistant
– Gas System Length: CARBINEĀ Length
– Gas Block Journal: .750 INCH
– Twist Rate: 1:7 inches
– Muzzle: 1/2×28 Threaded
– Weight: 1.3 lbs (Includes Gas Block)

AIM .223/5.56 QPQ 16IN. MID-LENGTH AR Barrel w/ Gas Block Specifications:
– Length: 16 IN.
– Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
– Profile: Government
– Finish: QPQ Corrosion Resistant
– Gas System Length: Mid-Length
– Gas Block Journal: .750 INCH
– Twist Rate: 1:7 inches
– Muzzle: 1/2×28 Threaded
– Weight: 1.8 lbs (Includes Gas Block)

AIM .223/5.56 QPQ 18IN. SPR RIFLE LENGTH AR Barrel w/ Gas BlockĀ Specifications:
– Length: 18 IN.
– Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
– Profile: SPR
– Finish: QPQ Corrosion Resistant
– Gas System Length: RIFLE Length
– Gas Block Journal: .750 INCH
– Twist Rate: 1:7 inches
– Muzzle: 1/2×28 Threaded
– Weight: 2.6Ā lbs (Includes Gas Block)

Purchase at:Ā http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?groupid=8453

SCALARWORKS is well know for creating some of the nicest low profile, lightweight optic mounts and just recently put out a teaser for another great looking new product. They have decided to take their expertise from the optic mounts and apply it to a set of fixed front and rear AR-15 sights.Ā 

As you can see in the image below the Rear Sight features a dual aperture, a windage adjustment wheel and clamps in place using a cross bolt. The Front Sight features a finger adjustable front sight post for elevation adjustments and also clamps in place using a cross bolt.

Scalarworks OPS Fixed AR15 Sights Rear 2

Scalarworks OPS Fixed AR15 Sights Front

The overall sexy lookingĀ designĀ of the sights scream “I was made by SCALARWORKS”. I’m sure these will have the same attention to detail, fit and finish that we have come to expect from SCALARWORKS products.

Scalarworks OPS Fixed AR15 Sights Rear

From what I understand these are 2-3 weeks away from being available for purchase. As of right now I have no specs or pricing, just a couple of sneak peek images. As soon as I get more information and pictures I’ll be sure to post it up on the website as well. For now, be sure to follow SCALARWORKS on their Facebook and Instagram pages to see all of the awesome stuff they are coming out with.Ā 

SCALARWORKS Facebook
SCALARWORKS Instagram

BCI Defense Logo

BCI Defense is going to be debuting its newest rifle at the 2017 NRA Show in Atlanta (Booth #5348). The Dagger Series is built off the BCI Defense Professional Series platform with a few additions and changes. Starting with the ā€œBattlewornā€ Cerekote finish that is available in 5 different colors; Battleship Grey, OD Green, Burnt Bronze, Blue and Red. Coupled with the non-traditional Cerakote finish, the rifle also features a Hogue Buttstock and Rubber Molded Beaver Tail Grip as well as 3 different muzzle devices; the Traditional 3 Prong Flash Hider, the NEW Rainmaker Brake and the NEW Envoy Compensator. To complete this package, BCI Defense is also including a Vortex Sparc II Redot.Ā 

BCI Defense Dagger Series Rifle 1

BCI Defense Dagger Series Rifle 1

Available in both 5.56 and 300BLK, MSRP is starting at just $1425.00. Please visit www.BCIDefense.com to learn more about the BCI Defense as well as how you can enter to win a Dagger Series Rifle.

**Press Release**

Easton, PA – April 11, 2017 ā€“ Scalarworks, manufacturer of high-performance firearm accessories, is pleased to introduce the Sync mount for Aimpoint Micro sights. The Sync is a low-profile optic mount that features an integral platform for the Aimpoint Micro line of red dot sights – as well as Micro compatible clones.

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The Sync allows an Aimpoint Micro sight to be co-witnessed without obstructing oneā€™s sight picture, and is the only optic mount for all Benelli shotguns to be attached with 4 screws, thanks to our proprietary key-slot internal mounting system (Patent pending). The Sync is CNC milled from ultra high-strength 7075-T6 Hard coat anodized Aluminum, and weighs a mere 0.69oz (including custom CNC turned fasteners).

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The Sync is compatible with all factory drilled and tapped Benelli shotguns, as well as most other shotguns with some gunsmithing. A drill and tap guide is available for download on our website.

The Sync is made in the USA, includes a limited lifetime warranty, and is available now from Scalarworks.comā€‹.

To learn more about the Scalarworks Sync; please visit ā€‹https://scalarworks.com/shop/sync-micro/

Angstadt Arms has now started taking pre-orders for their newĀ UDP-9i Integrally Suppressed 9mm complete uppers, pistols, SBRs and RiflesĀ which is a collaboration between Angstadt Arms and KG Made Suppressors. According to Angstadt Arms, the UDP-9i is the lightest and quietest integrally suppressed 9mm AR-15.Ā 

Anstadt Arms udp-9ir

Angstadt Arms udp-9ir-suppressor

The following areĀ the 5 different configurations that areĀ available currently.

UDP-9iR: Full length rifle:
– Pinned and welded core to barrel, therefore only requiring a single suppressor tax stamp
– Weight 6.5 lbs
– Magpul MOE stock and Magpul K2 pistol grip
– ODIN Works 12.5ā€ free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 oā€™clock

UDP-9iC: Short barrel rifle:
– Pinned and welded core to barrel, requires 2 tax stamps (SBR and suppressor)
– Weight under 6 lbs
– Magpul MOE stock and Magpul K2 pistol grip
– ODIN Works 9.5ā€ free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 oā€™clock

UDP-9iP: Pistol with Shockwave stabilizing brace:
– Pinned and welded core to barrel, requires 1 tax stamp (suppressor)
– Weight under 6 lbs
– Shockwave pistol stabilizing brace and KAK Industries pistol receiver extension with 12 length adjustment settings
– Magpul K2 pistol grip
– ODIN Works 9.5ā€ free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 oā€™clock

Full size length configuration upper:
– Overall barrel length = 16.1ā€³ (8ā€³ Barrel and 8.1ā€³ Core), requires 1 tax stamp
– Can be installed on any 9mm dedicated lower receiver (GLOCKĀ® or ColtĀ® style)
– 9mm AR-15 Black nitride bolt carrier group
– Mil-Spec charging handle
– ODIN Works 12.5ā€ free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 oā€™clock

Short barrel configuration upper:
– Overall barrel length = 11.9ā€³ (6ā€³ Barrel and 5.9ā€³ Core), requires 1 tax stamp
– Can be installed on any 9mm dedicated lower receiver (GLOCKĀ® or ColtĀ® style)
– 9mm AR-15 Black nitride bolt carrier group
– Mil-Spec charging handle
– ODIN Works 9.5ā€ free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 oā€™clock

HIGHLIGHTS

Adjustable Port System
The port system on the UDP-9i series features 15 threaded holes that allow the end user to tune the velocity and sound signature based on their specific ammunition loads.

Lightweight and Balanced
A grade 9 titanium sleeve ensures a lightweight and perfectly balanced rifle.

Full Auto Rated
Responding to the needs of our law enforcement and military clients, the 17-4 heat treated baffle stack is fully automatic rated.

User Serviceable
The UDP-9i is user serviceable allowing easy maintenance and cleaning.

GLOCKĀ® Magazine Reliability
The UDP-9 accepts all GLOCKĀ® double stack 9mm magazines for proven reliability and features last round bolt hold open.

The UDP-9i series of firearms will be offered as an initial limited release only with a total of only 100 units available to customers. Pre-orders are open now and close onĀ April 17th at 10 AM ESTĀ (unless they sell out earlier).Ā Lead time for shipping to your local dealer is approximately 8 weeks. Full payment is due at the time of order.

Place your order now atĀ https://angstadtarms.com/product/udp9i-integrally-suppressed/

Its not often that I get a chance to publish a press release for a new product after actually having personal hands on experience with it. However, that is the case with the new Tyrant Designs HALO MiniVert ForeGrip. I have one, have it mounted on one of my SBRs and I canĀ say, it’s awesome!

Tyrant CNC MiniVert 2

They obviously took a lot of time to get the shape of the all metal grip just perfect because it actually feels great in the hand. It also is easy to swap between MLOK and KeyMod by simply swapping out the screws and mounting hardware (you can save yourself $3 if you only want one set of hardware). Initially Rainier Arms got an exclusive intro price on the new HALO MiniVert ForeGrip but they sold out in just 24 hours. Thankfully Tyrant Designs, the maker of the new HALO MiniVert ForeGrip, has some left in stock at the special intro price which you can purchase at the link below. You can also read the new product press release below.

HALO MiniVert Grip (Black)

Tyrant Designs Logo

 

Tyrant Designs CNC, an industry leader in high-end aftermarket AR grips has just announced their release of the new HALO Series MiniVert, a vertical forward grip. With dimensions slightly smaller than the average AR-15 vert grip, the MiniVert sports an aggressive looking knurl and well thought out ergonomics. Coupled with the ability to fit directly to MLOK and Keymod rail systems this little grip packs a big punch. With an overall length just shy of 3 inches, Tyrant instead utilized an elongated lip at the bottom allowing the operator the option of either tucking their pinky behind or resting the finger the traditional way.

Tyrant Designs MiniVert ForeGrip 1

“With all of the positive feedback we have received from reviewers, dealers and social media, we are extremely excited to announce the official release of our HALO Series MiniVert! This concept took months of designing and field testing to make it as comfortable as possible while maintaining our well known aggressive styling. It truly is a vertical grip that can be used in all situations on various platforms to heighten the performance of the operator. We are pleased with how it came out and look forward to seeing it on ARā€™s everywhere. ā€

Tyrant Designs MiniVert ForeGrip 1

SHOP Ā INTRO PRICING ON HALO SERIES MINIVERT Ā NOW AT WWW.TYRANTCNC.COM

Tyrant Designs CNC is an AR accessories manufacturer based just outside of Chicago. They have had several successful designs for AR pistol grips and are now working on a unique styled hand stop.

Tyrant Designs CNC, LLC
http://www.tyrantcnc.com/

If you still think Geissele only makes amazing triggers, you need to start thinking differently about Geissele. They have and still do make some of the best rails on the market but over that past few years they have added things like Armorers Tools, Optic Mounts, Charging Handles and now … the Maritime Bolt Catch. Think of the Maritime Bolt Catch as a bolt catch with a larger surface area and more aggressive texture. What this does that other aftermarket bolt catch’s don’t is it extends the controls closer to the index finger of a left handed shooter so they can manipulate the bolt catchĀ with their index finger without taking their hand off the grip. Ā 

Geissele Automatics Maritime Bolt Catch 1

“The Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch is designed with the warfighter in mind and will work with any lower receiver designed to accept a mil-spec M16/M4 Carbine bolt catch. The increased surface area promotes ease of function when locking back the bolt or releasing the bolt after a magazine change. In addition, the extended controls add an increased functionality for left handed shooters who no longer have to break their grip to manipulate the bolt catch. Left handed shooters can easily reach the controls using the index finger of their left hand making magazine changes and locking the bolt back much more fast and efficient. Aggressive checkering covers the surface of the levers giving the Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch a textured surface that enables positive feedback to the shooters hand when being used with gloves or at night. Manufactured from properly heat treated 8620 steel and manganese phosphate coated, the Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch is intended to serve as an enhanced mil-spec replacement and assist in giving our warfighters overmatch capability with the M16/M4 carbine platform.”

Geissele Automatics Maritime Bolt Catch 1

Whether you’re a lefty or righty, there are benefits to be had here and coming from Geissele you know it will be top notch quality. Thankfully the price is extremely competitiveĀ with other aftermarket bolt catch’sĀ with an MSRP of just $29. I’ve ordered a couple to try out and you can too at www.Geissele.com.

A while back the guys at Andro Corp Industry ran a short term special on their M4QR 10.5″ Complete Railed Upper that was an awesome deal. At the time I missed it until it was too late. I decided to reachĀ out to Jason at Andro Corp Industries to see if they would extend the deal for us and they were happy to do so. The M4QR complete upper includes an Milsepc Forged Upper complete with M4 Feed Ramps, Forward Assist and Dust Cover, M16 BCG, Charging Handle, 10.5″ 4150 CMV barrel with 1:7 Twist QPQ (Nitride) finish, 7″ 2-piece quad rail, F Marked FSB and A2 Flash Hider. All uppers are test fired prior to shipping to ensure a properly functioning upper. This would be an absolutely awesome start to an inexpensive SBR or AR Pistol build.

Andro Corp Ind M4QR Complete Upper 2

Usually this upper sells for $490Ā plus shipping (see HERE on their website) but they are offering it to AR15NEWS readers for just $345 Shipped!! That includes the complete upper with a 7″ Quad Rail, M16 BCG and Charging Handle. To purchase this upper at that price you have to contact Jason Wilcox direct by emailing him at jason@androcorpind.com. Payment options are PayPal Friends and Family OR Check OR Money Order OR if payingĀ with Credit Card add 4% fee. Florida residents will need to add 6.5% Sales Tax. Happy Shopping!! Special thanks to ACI for letting us in on this exclusive deal.

**AR15NEWS is not compensated in any way for this post. Just another great deal to pass along to our readers.

Battle Arms Development recently introduced their new Ultra Compact Pistol Sabertube + Vert Buffer System combo which is the latest addition to theirĀ Sabertube line up. Basically what you have here is the Buffer System from BAD’s VERT PDW stock but this version is for an AR Pistol. Anymore everyone has a super short AR Pistol and at just 4.75″ long, the Ultra Compact Pistol Sabertube + Vert Buffer System seems like the perfect buffer system for those pistol builds.Ā 

Battle Arms Ultra Compact Pistol Saber Tube VERT Buffe1

Battle Arms Ultra Compact Pistol Saber Tube VERT Buffe1

Battle Arms Ultra Compact Pistol Saber Tube VERT Buffe1

Contrary to popular belief, not everyone hasĀ to shoulder their AR Pistols. šŸ˜‰ I’m picturing thisĀ being an awesome setup to run with a single point sling similar to how an MP5K is fired while putting forwardĀ pressure on the sling to stabilize the firearm. The Ultra Compact Pistol Sabertube + Vert Buffer System comes complete with the 4.75″ Saber Tube, Buffer Spring and VERT bufferĀ andĀ is now available at www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com.

DRACOS Barrels just launched their new website and are taking preorders on the StraightJacket Barrel System. The StraightJacket Barrel System consists of a barrel housed inside of a proprietary “jacket”. The jacket increases the accuracy of the barrel by actingĀ as a heatsink to pull heat from the barrel into the jacket and also by increasing the rigidity of the barrel itself so there is less barrel whip. Heat and Harmonics are two things you need to control to really improve accuracy and the StraightJacket Barrel System does both.

Dracos Barrels StraightJacket System 1

Preorders are live and all orders placed now will be shipping in the next 6-8 weeks. DRACOS StraightJacket Barrels areĀ available in 243 Win, 260 REM, .308, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6mm Creedmoor and 7mm-08 REM at www.DRACOSBarrels.com.

We’ve known the guys at Hexmag ever since they first introduced their Hexmag magazines. They are much more than just a magazine manufacturer now as they offer AR Grips, Rail Covers, their recently introduced Series 2 AR Mags, AR-10 Mags and soon Glock mags.

Yesterday I got an email from them letting me know they just opened their new web-store and offered to give all AR15NEWS readers a 10% discount on any order over $20. That can add up really fast when you’re stocking up on mags. This isn’t some affiliate code that we get paid on. Just a special deal for you guys that we wanted to pass on. Use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout at www.hexmagstore.com.Ā 

Hexmag Discount Code - AR15NEWS

Lantac has just introduced their own spin on a ratcheting castle nut and end plate combo that does not require the end user to stake the castle nut. The Lantac system uses a castle nut with pretty aggressive teeth Ā machined on one side that faces towards the end plate which engage with a tooth on the end plate that is under spring tension. These two lock together for a setup that cannot vibrate loose which is why you don’t have to stake it.Ā 

Lantac RPS Ratche Plate System end plate

The Lantac RPS, Ratchet Plate System removes the necessity to stake castle nuts in place after fitting. It also provides a QD Sling attachement pointĀ directly below the buffer tube.Ā It utilises a one piece designed ratched tooth and arm, machined directly into the anti rotation plate itself.Ā 

The enhanced castle nut has an aggressive grip pattern and radially machined groves that register with the spring like arm and tooth on the plate, causing the nut to be retained in place.Ā The nut cannot vibrate loose through firing but can be removed through the use of an armourers wrench if necessary. The teeth and groves are all internal when fitted together so they cannot be accidentally damaged.Ā lighter weight with additional functionality over the standard original design.

I spoke with Brett at Lantac today and he said these are currently in production so look for them to be available for purchase soon. I unfortunately could not nail him down on a price or exactĀ release date.Ā 

www.lantac-usa.com

**PRESS RELEASE**

Ground Zero Precision isĀ proud to announce their exclusive distribution agreement with Stiller’s Precision to bring the sniper inspired Predator XT billet AR-15 Lower Receiver to market.

Give your next precision AR-15 project a state of the art foundation with the Predator XT Billet AR lowerĀ by Stiller’s Precision. Jerry Stiller, world renowned designer and manufacturer of the U.S. Navy’s legendary MK13 300WM sniper rifle action,Ā researched far and wide to determine what exactly theĀ perfect precision AR lower receiver should be and the Predator XT is the result. He very quickly determinedĀ that the only way he could offer all of the features he wanted while completely eliminating torsional stress would beĀ to start with a billet blank. After a painstaking and extensive material study it was determined that the best combination of stiffness, strength and toughness necessary for the foundation of a hyper-accurate AR rifle was offered by a relativelyĀ unknown high performance aircraft alloy that is used predominately in the construction of the F-16 and other U.S.Ā military fighter jet structures. The alloy, 7050-T7651, is almost twice as strong as 6061-T6 and has better crack resistance than 7075-T6 while offering a higher level of corrosion resistance and lighter relative weight than both. As with everything else Jerry has produced this alloyĀ was the absolute best material for the job, so that is what heĀ used.

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GZP Stillers Precision Lower 1

As for the design, it allĀ started with the standard forged Mil-Spec lower receiver drawing and quickly morphed into something completely different as features were added and deemed necessary. In order to add the torsional stiffness necessary in a precision rifle foundation, the magwell area was ribbed in a truss pattern along with an expanded width trigger guard. The magwell was designed and chamfered to allow for a widerĀ flare for easy magazine insertion and sized to allow all currently marketed magazines to drop free without snagging or catching in the magwell. Rather then machine or broach the magwell, wire EDM technology was used to more exactly control the size and exact position for flawless feeding. A textured finger grip area was added to the front to help control the weapon when holding with the offhand on the magwell. To help keepĀ a wide range of upper receivers tight, all of the pin locations and mating surfaces are under constant and close control during the machining process and a nylon tipped tension adjustment screw was added under the rear pin location to allow the shooter a wider range ofĀ upper receiver choices and the ability toĀ keep the lower and upper fit tight with one simple adjustment. All of the edges and inner corners have been chamfered or rounded for ergonomics and additional strength. The stock boss (buffer tube area) on the back was also beefed up to add strengthĀ and a small setscrew was added for the rear pin spring to help keep stock installation or replacement a snap. After all that, a Mil-Spec type III 2 mil thick hard anodize is performed by one of the defense industries’ top suppliers for excellent surface wear, additional corrosion resistance and ravishing good looks.

The Predator XT lower receiver is made available through an exclusive agreement between Stiller’s Precision andĀ Ground Zero Precision.

Features Summary:
– Precision machined from 7050-T7651 aluminum super alloy forĀ the absoluteĀ highest stiffness, strength and toughness
– X-Rib magwell stiffeners and extended width machined in trigger guard add overall strength and stiffness.
– Flared magwell that is wire EDM cut for exact size and alignment for easy drop free use of all currently marketed magazines.
– Machined finger grip pad on front of the lower allows for easyĀ control of weapon during use
– Extra beefy stock boss addsĀ strength, stiffness and greatly reduces the chance of breakage when used with even the most powerful cartridges.
– A setscrew is added to help retain rear pin springĀ and ease the installation or replacement of stocks.
– Nylon tipped tension adjustment screw allows the shooter to adjust the lowerĀ to upper receiver fit.
– Type III hard anodized to 2 mil deep for excellent wear and looks
– Marked for multi-caliber use and specified as other to ATF so that it can be used for pistol or rifle

About Stiller’s Precision:

Stiller’s Precision FirearmsĀ was founded in 1998 by Jerry Stiller, a defense engineer working for Raytheon. His goal was to supply shooters with a best quality product for a reasonableĀ price. Curtis Helton, a Raytheon machinist soon joined the company and we became successful benchrest suppliers and mediocre shooters. In 2005 we added our hunting line of actions, the Predator series. Soon after the TAC series for the tactical market followed. We still follow our original goal and feel it has served us well. Currently we build actions for all different parts of the industry including the MK13 for the US Military. Many of the custom rifle builder’s receivers you see are made right here by us.

Stiller’s Precision FirearmsĀ is able to keep the quality up and costs down by a unique blend of processes used to manufacture our receivers. We have over 20 late model CNC machines dedicated to building receivers and their parts. We buy the best to build the best. Most of our machines are dedicated to one operation. By doing this, the quality and consistency goes up and labor cost goes down by never having to tear down setups. As soon as anything looks or sounds different it is quickly apparent to the machinist and the problem is solved. Our volume allows this to happen and work for you, our customers, we deliver the best quality and value possible.

We use the best materials, tooling and processes to ensure our actions are second to none in quality or value. All of the steel used in action bodies is 416R barrel quality stainless and the one piece bolts are made from VAR aircraft certified 4140 alloy steel. Small parts are built out of materials best suited for their purpose and includes many tool steels and exotic high strength aluminumĀ alloys.