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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.

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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.

Easter 80% AR-15 Lower Receiver Blowout Sale

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends at Tactical Machining sell a ton of high quality 80% AR-15 lower receivers. Right now you have a chance to grab a few for yourself at a great price during their Easter 80% Sale. Starting now and running through Easter (unless they sell out earlier) all of their standard 7075-T6 80% lowers are just $59. These aren’t blemished or anything. Just a great deal on a great product. If you’re a do-it-yourself-er, excursive your rights and build yourself your own firearm. Purchase at www.TacticalMachining.com.

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Description
These 80% AR-15 Lower receivers start as 7075-T6 forgings from the lead forge in the US and are fully machined to mil-spec tolerances. The operations left to be completed are as follows/ fire control group, trigger pin, hammer pin, trigger slot and the safety selector hole. This is a not an FFL item. This is not a complete receiver and still requires machining to be done. We have a copy of our ATF determination letter and our determination update stating that it is not a firearm.

www.TacticalMachining.com

Today we finally got some good intel on the new Northtech Defense barrels we’ve been patiently waiting for. I’ve talked to Dustin at NTD quite a few times and, like the mad scientist he is, he’s been fine tuning these things for months. Rainier Arms will get the introductory first run of barrels which will be offered in both a 10.5″ and 16″ length with the option of a 1/7 or 1/8 twist. All of the barrels will be made of 416R Stainless Steel with 5 cut ultra-precision button rifling and chambered in .223 Wylde which is a hybrid chamber that helps increase the accuracy of a 5.56 NATO bullet. These barrels should shoot lights out. The 16″ barrel even comes with a SUB-MOA Guarantee, no questions asked. If you’re an AR owner you know you’re already thinking about building another rifle. Definitely put one of these barrels on your list of ones to check out. Plenty of pics and details listed below. I’ve also put links to the individual pages for purchase info as well. Get ready to take advantage of these awesome introductory prices as soon as the status changes to “In-Stock” which should happen some time later today.

NORTHTECH DEFENSE Ultra Precision 10.5″ .223 Wylde Barrel

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NORTHTECH DEFENSE Fluted Ultra Precision 16″ .223 Wylde Barrel

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Northtech Defense 16 inch barrel 3

Northtech Defense 10.5″ and Fluted 16″ Ultra Precision .223 Wylde Stainless Steel Barrel Details

-  Made from the best barrel blanks in the industry, crafted entirely in the state of Oregon.
-  416R Stainless Steel. Certified barrel quality material grade, heat treated and stress relieved
-  Carbine Length Gas on 10.5″ and Mid Length Gas on the 16″
-  5 cut ultra-precision button rifling, which has been proven to perform to the highest levels of shooting accuracy in the industry
-  Each barrel extension is precision matched to each barrel. After the chamber is cut, the entire unit is then checked for proper headspace to a master bolt face in order to pass inspection prior to shipment.
-  Extended M4 feed ramps
-  NTD logo precision CNC engraved on each side of the muzzle end
-  Fine bead blasted and precision fluted.
-  1/2×28 muzzle threads
-  Northtech Defense signature barrel contour
-  Weight: 10.5″ = 20.625 ounces, 16″ = 32.2 ounces
-  Choose from 1:7 Twist or 1:8 Twist

Each and every Northtech Defense barrel is made with the highest level of accuracy during the machining process. The barrel is chambered and chamber polished and head spaced to a master bolt face with barrel extension individually matched to each barrel. It’s also precision crowned. The rifle blank is precision gun drilled, lapped and rifled utilizing 5L rifling that has been proven to produce the highest level of shooting accuracy in the industry. Our barrels are guaranteed to shoot sub-MOA or your money back, no questions asked.

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