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**NEW** Maxim Defense CQB Pistol PDW Brace Pre-Order

Posted on October 20th, 2016 by ar15news

Maxim Defense, makers of the popular CQB Stock, has just announced that the CQB Pistol PDW Brace model is now available for pre-order. Maxim Defense partnered up with SB Tactical (originators of the SB-15 arm brace) to create an arm brace that is attached to the adjustable length system of the CQB Stock. This allows you to adjust the brace to the best length for each individual user and it also lets you collapse the brace to a super compact size for easier transport. If you are planning to use this product while waiting for your SBR tax stamp to come in you’ll actually be able to keep the main housing and simply swap out the brace portion for the stock portion. 



Pre-Orders are open now for the Maxim Defense CQB Pistol PDW Brace which ranges in price from $395 – $495. According to Maxim Defense these will ship around November 28, 2016.

Order now at

*Limited Run* AERO Precision M4E1 NiB Battleworn™ Builder Set

Posted on October 17th, 2016 by ar15news

If you’ve been looking for something absolutely awesome and unique to start your next build, you have to check this out! AERO Precision has a limited edition run of M4E1 builder sets (includes the enhanced upper receiver, lower, trigger guard and rail) with a Nickel Boron Battleworn finish. We’ve all seen the Battleworn Cerakote finished but its a safe bet that nobody you know has Battleworn NiB. This thing looks absolutely awesome and should make for a very durable finish too. Keep in mind this Battleworn NiB finish is not cheap to do but nothing special is. These sets are available in both KeyMod and MLOK now at


Our October Builder Set features an AR15 M4E1 set with a Nickel Boron plated Battleworn (NIB Battleworn™) finish by Legal Manufacturing, LLC.

This package deal includes the finished pieces you need to assemble your own Nickel Boron plated Battleworn M4E1 Rifle, including an M4E1 Upper Receiver, AR15 Gen 2 Lower Receiver, Enhanced Handguard of choice and Billet Trigger Guard. Stand out at the range with a unique and eye catching build. This is a one time offer for this finish – once they are gone, they are gone!

– M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver finished in NIB Battleworn™. Upper receiver is assembled and includes the forward assist, dust cover and barrel nut.
– AR15 Gen 2 Stripped Lower Receiver finished in NIB Battleworn™
– 12″ or 15″ KeyMod or M-LOK Handguard finished in NIB Battleworn™
– Billet Trigger Guard finished in NIB Battleworn™

MVB Industries ARC Stock 2 Year Anniversary Sale

Posted on October 14th, 2016 by ar15news

MVB Industries makes hands down one of the best PDW stocks on the market called the ARC stock. The ARC stock has turned 2 years old and MVB has decided to celebrate the 2 year anniversary with a sale. Right now you can use the code “twoyear” at checkout to save 12%, receive a FREE buffer wrench and get FREE shipping. Check out the details of the sale below then head on over to to get in on the sale.


****MVB’s AR Compact stock (ARC) turns 2 years!****

Wow how time flies! It seems like it was yesterday that we were prototyping our “ARC Stock”, and today it’s been 2 years since our rollout and first ARC unit sold. Happy Second Anniversary “ARC”!!, the leader of MVB’s firearms products division, together with your siblings the AR 15, Micro Pistol Kit (MPK) and the ARC 7.62NATO/.308. Keep them popping & Extending/Collapsing!

MVB is celebrating ARC’s second anniversary with a sale! Buy any of our stocks (ARC, MPK, or the 7.62NATO/.308) and get 12% off, plus you get 2 more items; a FREE buffer wrench and FREE ground shipping.

MVB would like to thank our fans, friends, and gun enthusiasts for welcoming and embracing our “ARC”, Cheers!! Take advantage of this sale at

Use Coupon Code: twoyear

**NEW** MECHFORCE Enforcer Muzzle Brake

Posted on October 12th, 2016 by ar15news

**Press Release**

Manufactured to the highest quality standards and featuring a patent pending design, the MECHFORCE Enforcer Muzzle Brake offers advanced muzzle gas management that reduce recoil and muzzle rise. Its unique shape is a creation from a collaboration project joined by professional industrial designer, mechanical engineer and material metallurgist. Full finite element analysis and extensive field testing have been done on the finalized geometry to fine tune gas ejection ports to the best of minimizing recoil and muzzle rise. The unique cone shape design is the first of kind to be used on the muzzle brakes that can project waste shock wave and sound wave to the front and side ways, therefore minimizing the noise level received by the shooter.


Enforcer Muzzle Brake’s internal and external surfaces are black-nitrided to increase surface hardness and form corrosion protection barrier. Thread and center bore are machined in one operation to ensure the absolute dead on centric GD&T requirements. The complex geometry is made possible by high precision 5-axis CNC machine center.



Caliber: 5.56X45mm / .223
Material: Proprietary Heat Treated Milspec Steel
Finish: Black Nitride
Dimensions: L: 2.480”, W: 0.950”, H: 0.750”
Weight: 3.6oz
Thread: 1/2-28 UNEF R/H

Caliber: .308 / 7.62mm
Material: Proprietary Heat Treated Milspec Steel
Finish: Black Nitride
Color: Black
Dimensions: L: 2.642”, W: 1.053”, H: 0.828”
Weight: 4.2oz
Thread: 5/8-24 TPI R/H

Available now at

I personally run exclusively CMC and Geissele/ALG triggers in my guns. Not because I have to but because they are awesome and I choose to use them. However, this new “Saber” from James Madison Tactical is intriguing purely because of the price point. The Saber is a single stage drop-in trigger with a 3.5-4.0 pound pull weight. Rainier Arms has secured the first run of these triggers at an introductory price of $89.95. I personally have not used one of these triggers but if I wanted to upgrade my stock trigger and couldn’t afford a CMC or Geissele this is something I would consider. 


With a fast reset, a smoother, crisper, lighter trigger pull, The single-stage trigger group is easy to install.

–  Single-stage
–  3.5- 4.0 lb. pull weight
–  Quick reset for faster response time between shots
–  Lightened trigger pull with super-crisp release to improve accuracy
–  Curved skeleton trigger function and comfort
–  Self-contained design makes it easy and quick to install with no fine-tuning needed
–  Quality 17-4 Stainless steel hammer, trigger and disconnect
–  Precision CNC and EDM machined from high-grade 6061-T6 aluminum and 17-4 ph SS
–  Contained in JMT’s signature metallic silver anodized aluminum housing
–  Note: The set screw should not be tampered with. Any attempts to modify the trigger will void the warranty.

You can get in on the intro pricing now at

Tyrant Designs CNC Announces their New LWP Series Grips!

Posted on October 5th, 2016 by ar15news


Tyrant Designs CNC, an industry leader in high end, aftermarket AR grips announced that they have released their new line of grips, the LWP Grip. Available in black, red, blue and grey the Lightweight Pro series is CNC machined from a single piece of aerospace grade aluminum. The grips weigh in at a surprisingly light 3.4 ounces, thanks to some weight savings by milling out the entire inside of the grip as well as addition holes on the top.


The Lightweight Pro tips the scales at 3.4 ounces and is lighter than the majority of available grips currently on the market. ( Yes we mean polymers too) ! We set out to create the lightest, most ergonomic grip on the market without compromising the structural integrity and quality. It is CNC machined from a single piece of aerospace grade aluminum and has a knurled back strap for additional adhesion. It instantly gives the operator the confidence needed in any weather or scenario, all while maintaining the consistency needed for a light weight build. Despite its lightweight it is incredibly durable and does not feel flimsy in the hand. If you are looking for the perfect grip for your lightweight build, look no further than the LWP!”


Tyrant Designs CNC is an AR accessories manufacturer based just outside of Chicago. They have had several successful designs for AR pistol grips and have plans to expand to foregrips as well as other AR accessories this year.

Tyrant Designs CNC, LLC
10134 Pacific Ave
Franklin Park, Il 60131

A Best Magazine for the AR Platform–Really?

Posted on October 5th, 2016 by ar15news

**Press Release**

September, 2016– Loveland, COYes really! Hexmag, LLC the maker of the most advanced and versatile AR-15 platform magazine in the market announces the release of their new Series 2 magazine.

For years the Hexmag Series 1 magazines proved a reliable and durable hit with shooters across the country. As with the Series 1, the Series 2 will be available in .223/5.56 x 45 and will also reliably support the .300AAC Blackout, .458 SOCOM and .50 Beowulf.

The new Series 2 light-weight, high-durability magazine has a revised catch pocket with improved magazine stabilization providing greater retention under the most demanding environments. Additional design changes were made to the feed lips and a new stripper clip guide was added that customers were demanding to increase efficiency in charging the magazine.


Engineered for greater overall performance than current magazines on the market and produced from tough and intensely tested proprietary fiber-reinforced polymer, the new Series 2 magazines are available in black, olive drab, grey and flat dark earth (FDE) and function in all mil spec AR platforms and most that are not.

“The Series 2 magazine’s development is the result of much improved design and engineering that has resulted in an AR magazine with superior strength, minimal weight and most importantly a streamlined interior for greater durability and reliability.” — George Brown, President of Hexmag.

Hexmag’s unique patented exterior provides incredible grip in any condition or environment with or without gloves and can be augmented with optional extreme Hexmag Grip Tape. Combined with dual leg tilt-proof multi-colored HexID followers and latch plate identifiers, the Series 2 is durable, ultra-reliable, affordable and represents the most versatile AR magazine on the market.

MSRP: $14.99

Hexmag magazines are made in the USA and come with Hexmag’s Lifetime Warranty!

Hexmag, LLC
418 8th Street, S.E. Unit C7
Loveland, CO 80537

**NEW** BFD (Blast Forwarding Device) for ALL Muzzle Devices

Posted on October 3rd, 2016 by ar15news

This new product from Indian Creek Design is a two piece shield for virtually any muzzle device on the market. It uses a threaded collar that goes on before the muzzle device that the main body of the BFD (Blast Forwarding Device) screws onto.  This allows it to mount without attaching directly to any specific muzzle device and can be threaded on or off as needed. Check out the press release and pictures below. These are on sale now at

**Press Release**

Nampa, Idaho, September 26, 2016 – No longer will your shooting partners, entry team members, or your wife and kids shrink back from your invitation to go shoot your muzzle brake equipped rifle. The creative minds at Indian Creek Design, Inc (ICD) have solved one of shooting’s annoying dilemmas, eliminating the side and back blast from an effective muzzle brake, with an ingenious device that will have everyone at ranges and along firing lines across this great nation enjoying their chosen pastime more and getting better training in.

Muzzle brakes work by providing ports for the rapidly moving and expanding gasses that propel a bullet to hit against as they exit the end of a firearm barrel, re-directing those gasses to the sides and often back at the shooter to control recoil and offer quicker follow up shots and to control the muzzle so the impact of your previously fired shots can be seen via your optics to assess accuracy. They are also the bane of Range Officers and other people on the firing line, as well as tactical entry team members, etc, due to the back blast associated with their use.

“Muzzle brakes have been around for generations and they are invaluable, especially in target and tactical situations,” says Gary Adams, a spokesperson for ICD, “but people get sick of the blast associated with using a muzzle brake. This has led to a rise in sales of flash cans and linear compensators which only channel gasses forward but do nothing for muzzle rise and recoil. There are a few companies that make a system that couples a specific flash can with a specific muzzle brake but these are relatively expensive and up until now there has been no option for a consumer or law enforcement agency to use whichever muzzle brake they prefer and also run a blast forwarding device with that brake to defeat the blast and noise.

We at ICD have undertaken the task of engineering and perfecting a simple and elegant blast forwarding device, the ICD BFD, that will fit on many rifles and that works in conjunction with virtually any muzzle brake the shooter wants to use. The BFD, which adds only 2.6 ounces to the rifle, is stunningly simple in design, but so very effective that it will literally change the way shooters look at muzzle brakes and shooting in general. It is absolutely amazing how effective it is.”


An added benefit in the BFD re-directing the muzzle blast is the re-direction of the ear drum shattering noise as well. Independent testing has proven that a muzzle brake causes up to a 10x increase in discharge sound level that hits the shooter and those in the surrounding area. The BFD corrals that damaging sound wave and sends it downrange. The perceived sound near the shooter is reduced dramatically. Despite this ability, the BFD is not an NFA controlled item, it is not a suppressor, and no special permissions are required to own or use it.


The ICD BFD is available for any rifle with 1/2″ threaded muzzle devices (AR variants, etc) and for 5/8″ threaded devices such as on AR-10’s, etc. The BFD was extensively tested on various caliber rifles, up to and including a 7mm Remington Magnum bolt action rifle, with excellent results. Finished in a matte black MilSpec Type III hardcoat, Mr. Adams feels that this will quickly become a must have for the casual or avid shooter who wants muzzle control and doesn’t want to feel or subject others to the punishing back blast, and also for tactical operations and Law Enforcement use where the brake blast can be detrimental to operational success and the safety of the personnel involved. Every Range Officer in the world will want these on every rifle, they are that effective.

Instead of spending a large amount of money for a proprietary device that handcuffs equipment choices, departments, agencies, and civilian shooters can now add a moderately priced (MSRP $79.95) piece of American made kit to their existing platform and get a lot more, or rather a lot less, “BANG for their buck”!

**NEW** Cloud Defensive Light Control System

Posted on October 1st, 2016 by ar15news

Do you have a SureFire ST07 Tape Switch? If you’ve bought any SureFire Scout Lights chances are you have an ST07 somewhere. If you’re like me, almost all of them are in a box of spare parts in my gun room because I upgraded to something like the expensive SR07 rail grabber tape switch or went with the clicky tail cap. The ST07, to me, is pretty useless straight out of the box. Its a good switch but I don’t like zip tying, taping or velcro’ing it to my gun. However, the ST07 may have found new life.


A company called Cloud Defensive just introduced their new LCS (Light Control System) which is a mount specifically designed to securely attach your ST07 to any 1913 picatinny rail section. Most shooters will prefer to mount it to the top (12 o’clock) section of the rail but I assume you could even use an offset picatinny rail mount as well. The LCS also has the option of the ICC (Integrated Cable Clamp) which helps route the cable of the ST07 tape switch and keeps it from being able to get snagged on anything. 



Introducing the Light Control System (LCS) with optional Integrated Cable Clamp (ICC).  Designed for the Surefire ST07 tape switch. A vastly superior mounting platform for your tape switch that allows you to secure excess cable under the mount. No more improvised mounting solutions. No more weak links on your rifle. Two problems solved with one product.

Another reason why the LCS mount might be just what you’re looking for…its just $50. You can also upgrade to the LCS with the Integrated Cable Clamp for another $10 more. Cloud Defensive just put these up on their website so head on over to and get one today. 

**NEW** Magpul HUNTER X-22 Takedown Chassis for Ruger 10/22

Posted on September 26th, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve been holding off on buying one of these awesome Ruger 10/22 Takedown Rifles for my boys. However, now that Magpul has released the new Hunter X-22 Takedown chassis for it, I’m going to have to make it happen. You know, for the boys.  😉  

Shipping Now! The Magpul Hunter X-22 Takedown: bridge the gap between portable and shootable.


The X-22 Takedown chassis is an ergonomic, full-featured stock for the Ruger 10/22 Takedown series rifle. Made from high quality reinforced polymer, the Hunter X-22 Takedown features an ergonomic grip, adjustable length of pull and comb height to fit a wide variety of shooters, multiple sling mounting options, a non-slip rubber butt-pad, and M-LOK® slots for accessory attachment.  The Hunter X-22 Takedown fits standard Ruger 10/22 Takedown .22 LR pattern rifles with no gunsmithing, and a reversible barrel tray ensures proper fit with factory pencil profile as well as heavy bull barrels.


Made in U.S.A.

MSRP $149.95

– Drop-in design compatible with all factory Ruger 10/22 Takedown .22 LR receivers
– Reinforced polymer construction for strength and durability
– 60 degree grip angle from bore axis
– Adjustable LOP from 12.5”-14.5” with 0.50” Spacers
– Non-slip rubber butt-pad
– Optional Cheek Riser Kitsto raise cheek height 0.25”, 0.50”, or 0.75”
– Reversible barrel tray accepts all factory barrels as well as aftermarket up to 0.920”
– Compatible with all capacities of factory Ruger 10/22 magazines
– M-LOK slots on forend sides and bottom for a wide variety of accessory and sling mounting options
– Two dimpled drill points to install optional standard swivel studs (#10-32 x 3/8” long dome stud)
– Push-button QD swivel compatibility in rear with optional Sling Mount Kits
– Left and Right rear 1-1/4” Footman’s Loops



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