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Damage Industries – Tax Relief Sale

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by ar15news

Damage Industries is doing it again with a huge sale on their AR-15 parts categories. For a limited time only, use the code “RELIEF27” to save 27% off all parts under the “AR15/M16 Products” category. This is seriously one of those times you should stock up on some great mil spec parts for current and future builds. Head on over to www.DamageIndustriesLLC.com and select from the sub categories under the AR15/M15 Products category at the top left of your screen. 

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Take some pressure off tax season with this coupon code for 27% off our AR-15 product categories.

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Sneak Peek!! Battle Arms Development Sub-4-Pound AR-15

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by ar15news

Most lightweight AR’s out there weigh somewhere around 6 pounds. Its very rare you see anyone that is able to get them much lower than that. The guys at Battle Arms Development took that challenge and have come up with an AR that weighs less than 4 pounds. A feat like that can’t be achieved easily. It requires redesigning as many components as possible. “Selector, EPS, grip screw, etc., have been redesigned and/or made in light weight material without compromise in strength, and still retain their Battle Arms invented extra features. These LW components are not piecemeal solutions but parts of a sub 4Lb AR.” As you can see in the image below they even shaved off most of the top rail section leaving just enough to mount pretty much any red dot. This rifle will be called the O.I.P. which stands for Ounce Is Pounds. No pricing just yet as many of the custom components are still being finalized. We’ll bring you more information regarding this new rifle as soon as additional details are available. Until then, head on over and click LIKE on the Battle Arms Development Facebook page

Battle Arms Development LW Sub-4-pound AR-15 620Click on the image to enlarge.

For about a year now, Battle Arms Development have been working behind the scenes on a secret lightweight rifle project (under 4lbs!) that is well balanced in conjunction with the master armorers at Bentwood Gunsmithing. Here is a picture of the early, hand built, proof of concept prototype (using forged upper/lower) for our loyal fans! 

The production rifle will be made from a beautifully designed and crafted billet upper & lower plus many custom made lightweight components from BAD, Inc. in aluminum, titanium, etc! 

Easter Sale – Gorilla Ammunition – All Orders Save 10%

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by ar15news

Gorilla Ammunition is having an Easter Weekend Sale on their awesome ammo. Now through Monday (4/21/14) all orders are eligible for a 10% discount. Just use the code “elmerfudd” at checkout. Head on over and take a look at www.GorillaAmmo.com.

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Gorilla Ammunition manufacturers top notch rifle ammo for the shooters who demand accuracy and consistent performance from their ammunition. We use state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to make ammo you can rely on shot after shot.

NEW!! 2A Armament “BALIOS-lite” Billet AR-15 Lower

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by ar15news

So you want to build a lightweight AR but you’re tired of everyone using the same old parts that usually consist of sub-par materials? This new 2A Armament BALIOS-lite Billet AR-15 lower receiver appears to be the perfect fit for your new build. Not only does it look much different than most lowers on the market right now but it is very lightweight at just 6.5 ounces (normal mil spec lowers are 8.1 – 8.8 ounces) while still being made from billet 7075-T6 aluminum. This was achieved by machining additional material from the lower. From what I hear there is a new billet upper receiver coming immediately after the lower as well. The pictures below show it before finishing. The production lowers will be coated and may offer additional colors. They are planning on releasing availability and pricing info later this month. For additional updates, be sure to follow the 2A Armament Facebook page. Check out the pics and details below.

2A-Armament BALIOS-lite Billet lower 5

2A-Armament BALIOS-lite Billet lower 

This lower is geared towards those who are looking for weight savings, with the strength of 7075 aluminum. 

•3-D Machined from U.S.A. Certified 7075-T6 plate aluminum 
•Machine textured magazine well compliments popular accessories 
•Bolt release features a screw in pin (Included) 
•Integrated and lightened trigger guard 
•Minimized logo for a clean appearance 
•Tapered charging handle ramp to eliminate unsightly wear marks 
•Integrated tensioning screw guaranties a tight fit (included) 
•Bead blasted and hard coat anodized black (Type3 class2) 
•Product of the great state of Idaho, MADE IN THE U.S.A. 

6.5oz stripped 

Pricing and availability to be announced by the end of April 2014.

2A-Armament BALIOS-lite Billet lower 5

2A-Armament BALIOS-lite Billet lower 5

2A-Armament BALIOS-lite Billet lower 5

2A-Armament BALIOS-lite Billet lower 5

TacStrike 15% Off Everything Sale

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by ar15news

We’ve helped spread the word about sales at TacStrike for years now. They make great, high quality Steel Targets, Target Carriers, etc. Their sales usually are a short term sale on a single item. That’s definitely not the case with this sale. Right now, you can save 15% off of everything on the TacStrike website. Whether you just need a simple target stand or you want to build your own complete Steel Target range, using the code “Stand-by” at checkout will save you 15%. Don’t wait though, this sale is running this month only. Check out the awesomeness at www.TacStrike.com.  

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LUTH-AR Modular AR-15 Stock Making Waves

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by ar15news

It’s not often you see new items hit the firearms market that are game changers, but innovation is brewing and changes are coming faster than ever.

It has been 50-plus years since the inception of Eugene Stoner’s M16 design, which wielded a fixed A1 stock. Since that time there have been very few innovations in the fixed stock offerings that have come to market. Perhaps the most significant fixed stock to date has been the Magpul PRS, which was the first fixed AR style stock to add adjustability for the shooters comfort, length of pull and cheek weld. For a decade the PRS has dominated the market and for good reason. Magpul makes a great product that has been time tested in battle. 

That is all about to change. I had never heard of LUTH-AR and for good reason, as of last year, they didn’t exist, nor did the MBA stock I am about to reveal to you.

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

The MBA (Modular Buttstock Assembly) is lighter, quicker and an easier to adjust stock that is high quality and less than half the price of the Magpul PRS. That is a big feat to accomplish by someone who is perceivably new to the AR market.

As you can see from the quick comparison, the MBA is the clear winner over the long time champion. 

Quick Look Comparison:

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

*Street price from Brownells.com

So who is LUTH-AR anyway?

LUTH-AR is Randy Luth and he is perhaps the Steve Jobs of the AR-15 industry. In 1986, Luth founded what is now one of the largest manufacturers in the AR-15 industry, DPMS!  Until 2007 when he sold the company to Cerberus/Freedom Group and remained President of DPMS Panther Arms. The former DPMS owner currently holds at least seven U.S. patents in the firearms industry. In addition he earned Rifle of the Year awards in 2005 from Shooting Illustrated and in 2006 from American Rifleman. In 2009, Luth was chosen as Outdoor Life “Readers’ Choice” Person of the Year. Luth is the current owner of Del-Tone/Luth Gun Club and in his spare time serves on the board of directors for USA Shooting Team. Mr. Luth is also an avid hunter and 3-gun competitor. 

I would say he is more than qualified to come to market with a design that simply kicks butt as he has most likely forgotten more than you or I will ever know.

“Most of the adjustable buttstock assemblies out there are complicated, cumbersome and add unnecessary weight to the AR,”Luth said. “I realized there was a niche for something lightweight and affordable that allows shooters to get the customized fit they need to enhance their shooting experience.”

 

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The MBA stock is seemingly easy to install over a standard A1 or A2 receiver extension (buffer tube) and will work on any AR-15/AR-10 rifle that accepts a buffer tube. 

Made from Super Strong Glass Filled Nylon, the MBA is Fully Ambidextrous and can be comfortably used shooting off either shoulder as the cheek piece can be installed on either side for right or left hand shooters. In addition, the design allows the cheek weld to be moved forward or backward by adjusting the vertical pillars mounted to the holes than run the length of the stock. 

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

The cheek saddle allows for up to 1-inch of height adjustment and the butt-plate length has an adjustment of 1.125”. An optional rear sling swivel is available for an additional $4.

The MBA is currently available in two configurations, the MBA-1, which is the full-meal-deal package that includes everything you need for full adjustment or the MBA-2 “Skullaton” which is a skeletonized version of the MBA-1 with no adjustable pieces, however they can be added at a later time. The MBA-2 has an MSRP of $49.95.

At the range, the MBA stock performed flawlessly. The adjustment knobs which are made of steel held strong round after round on our 308 and 556 test guns including the DRD Tactical G762 rifle which is shown in these photos. 

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

I had a really good chat with Mr. Luth on the phone and I am very impressed by everything LUTH-AR has done so far and I eagerly look forward to seeing more in the near future. Randy did drop this little hint:

“We are working on a carbine version now and while it posses some challenges, we hope to have it done soon” Luth said. 

By the way, if you’re curious, the MBA is made right here in the United States, including the molds.

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

The Luth-AR MBA-1 and MBA-2 are currently available for purchase from Brownells, Rainier Arms or from Luth-AR directly. Interested dealers and wholesalers are currently being accepted and should contact Luth-AR directly. The official website is www.luth-ar.com or email info@luth-ar.com

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About the Author:  Jody Lewis is a professional photographer based in the PNW who has articles published on many of the popular websites including RECOIL-WEB and Guns & Tactics Magazine. He is also the Director of Operations and Business Development for Defense Marketing Group. You can follow him on his page XFIREPIX on Facebook.

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