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KAK Industry 4th of July Sale

Posted on July 4th, 2015 by ar15news

The KAK Industry Fourth of July special starts now. Use the code “4th” at checkout to save 10% off. The discount is good for the whole site. You can literally buy everything you need to build your next rifle from one place and that is www.KAKIndustry.com.

*One use per customer, Orders cannot be changed once placed and Code is not retro-active

KAK Industry 4th of July SaleAR Pistol using a KAK 10.5″ 5.56 melonite barrel, KAK Shockwave Buffer Tube and Blade Stabilizer.

SI-Defense Launches Falkor Defense and New Blitz SBR

Posted on July 3rd, 2015 by ar15news

If you are a fan of SI-Defense you probably have heard some rumblings about some rebranding and a possible name change. This rebranding has been way more than rumblings behind the scenes as they have been preparing to launch Falkor Defense and some awesome new products. From today forward SI-Defense will now be know as Falkor Defense to help differentiate the Firearms side of the business from the Aerospace side of the business. They have also taken this time to launch some brand new products including the new Blitz SBR, pics and details below.

THE FALKOR DEFENSE “BLITZ” SBR

This rifle will be offered in both .223 and .300 Blackout with a 10.5-inch barrel and Falkor’s new 11.5-inch “Fatty” rail. The “Fatty” rail features an Interior Diameter of 1.65 inches and will accommodate all suppressors witch exception to the OSS. The Blitz rifle ships in color Grey / Standard: Also features a Geisselle S3G trigger, Battle Arms short throw selector, Hogue grip and Mission First Minimalist Stock, as well as our new “Blast Cap” SBR muzzle brake which features a modular design to include various brake and diffusing caps.

Falkor Blitz SBR 1

Falkor Blitz SBR 1

THE FALKOR DEFENSE “BLAST CAP” MUZZLE BRAKE

The Blast Cap muzzle brake was designed for optimized use on SBRs to direct maximum gas and noise forward of the shooter while the braking capacity is at the tip of the muzzle. The Blast Cap is standard on the Blitz rifle – and will also be sold as an accessory for both 223 and 308 platforms. (Videos of the breaks in action to follow)

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THE FALKOR DEFENSE “FATTY” RAIL

The “Fatty” rail will be available in lengths up to 18-inches for both AR15 and AR10 platforms. The AR10 version is one of the few rails on the market that will accommodate the OSS suppressor under the rail.

Most of the new information and details on the new Falkor Defense products will be posted on the SI-Defense Instagram account and SI-Defense Facebook page.

Rainier Arms 4th of July / Independence Day Sale

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

Rainier Arms has a great 4th of July / Independence Day Sale going on. Pretty much something for every build on sale including Barrels, Muzzle Devices, Mags, Uppers, Lowers, BCG, Complete Uppers, etc. If you’ve got a build going on, you should definitely check out the Rainier Arms Independence Day Sale!

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More items on sale at http://www.rainierarms.com/on-sale/independence-day-sale

I don’t browse the forum AR15.com very often but yesterday I saw that our friends from SLR Rifleworks were looking for input regarding a prototype Quad Rail that they have made. They already make tons of KeyMod and M-LOK rails and basically want to see what kind of interest there is in a Quad Rail based off of a similar design. If you can, leave a comment HERE and let us know what you think of the rail, any changes you would like to see and if you would buy one.

SLR Rifleworks Quad Rail 1

SLR Rifleworks Quad Rail 1

SLR Rifleworks Quad Rail 1

SLR Rifleworks Quad Rail 1

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Overview / Initial Impressions of the AREA 53 Billet Lowers

Posted on June 30th, 2015 by ar15news

We were given the chance recently to take a look at a couple of lowers from AREA 53. AREA 53 is a company that I’ve heard of and seen pictures of their products but really wasn’t that familiar with. They primarily focus on billet uppers and lowers including many different models and customization options for their billet lowers. Below I’ve included some pictures of the AREA 53 billet lowers I have that will eventually get built up into complete lowers.

PACKAGING

The packaging for the AREA 53 lowers is very cool. The boxes have the AREA 53 logo on the outside and cutouts for the lowers on the inside. The cutout hugs the lowers very tight to keep them from getting damaged in shipping. The two lowers I have are the AR-15 “El Jefe” and AR-10 “El Capitan – Challenge Coin”. 

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 1

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 1

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 1

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AR-15

The AR-15 model has a large AREA 53 logo on the right side mag well as well as an ambi bolt release. The finish is very clean and consistent with no sharp edges. It also features different selector markings where instead of machining in the markings they recessed the area around them so the “Auto – Fire – Safe” are raised. 

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

AR-10

The AR-10 model is very similar to the AR-15 model with exception of the larger mag well. The AR-10 model we received is also a different model that gives you a place to install a challenge coin on the right side of the mag well. These can be pretty cool if you have a neat Challenge Coin to put in them. They offer the Challenge Coin model in both AR-15 and AR-10 models. The AR-10 model also features an ambi bolt release as well. The finish on the AR-10 model is equally as nice and the anodizing is nice and consistent.

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

SPECIAL FEATURES

As mentioned before, both the AR-15 and AR-10 billet lowers from AREA 53 feature an ambi bolt release. The ambi bolt releases come pre-installed and function very smooth. 

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

Both lowers also feature a threaded bolt catch pin. The bolt catch pin is notoriously the most annoying roll pin to install on an AR so any time its replaced with a threaded bolt catch pin is a great thing. Another feature not shown is the upper tensioning screw that is present on both models.

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

The front of the AREA 53 mag wells have been contoured to give you the ability to use it as a grip for your support hand. It also gives the lowers a nice look as well. 

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

AREA 53 Billet Lowers 4

Our initial impressions parallel all of the very positive things we’ve heard from others who have used the AREA 53 billet receivers for their builds. AREA 53 appears to take great care in making sure their lowers look and feel great. A couple of things I would love to see AREA 53 offer are 45 degree selector compatibility and possibly and ambi mag release but the lowers are very capable as is. Pretty soon we’ll get these lowers built up and make sure they function as well as they look which I’m quite sure they will. If you’re interested in using the AREA 53 lowers in your next build, head on over to www.AREA53.com.

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Radical Firearms 4th of July Sale

Posted on June 29th, 2015 by ar15news

Radical Firearms has once again put together an amazing sale. Their 4th of July Sale has a 50 cal. rifle and 458 SOCOM rifle complete with rail system for just $600. They’re also offering a complete AR Pistol chambered in 7.62×39 for just $400. If you need any parts such as a complete upper, 16″ Barrel or Fire Control Group they have some smoking deals for you as well. Check out the deals on the sale flyer below then head on over to www.RadicalFirearms.com to get in on the savings.

Radical Firearms 4th of July Sale

Zero Bravo RHS (Reversible Hand Stop) for M-LOK Rails

Posted on June 29th, 2015 by ar15news

The very popular Reversible Hand Stop or RHS from Zero Bravo is now available in an M-LOK compatible model. I have quite a few KeyMod RHS’s and they are one of the most comfortable hand stops out there. The RHS can be positioned in either direction giving you a lot of freedom with how you use the hand stop. With M-LOK being pushed heavily by Magpul and many other big name companies in the industry it is definitely here to stay. Now you can get the same comfortable RHS for your M-LOK rails. Check out the pics below then order one for yourself over at www.ZeroBravo.com

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EraThr3 M-LOK Handguard Available Now At Rainier Arms

Posted on June 27th, 2015 by ar15news

So many people have been anxiously waiting for the new EraThr3 M-LOK rails to come out and that day is finally here. The first run of EraThr3 M-LOK rails are available through Rainier Arms. Take your pick between 10″, 12″ and 14″ lengths. If you’re looking for a new rail, especially one that nobody else has, this is what you’ve been looking for. Check them out at www.RainierArms.com.

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The EraThr3 Low-Pro M-LOK Handguard is a sleek, free-floating alternative for the AR-15 weapon system. Designed with versatility in mind, M-LOK slots are positioned at 3, 6, & 9 o’clock positions, leaving the door wide open for hanging everything under the sun off of your rifle. Direct-mount M-LOK accessories and/or M-LOK 1913 Picatinny rail sections are easily installed for the mounting of tactical lights, slings, grips, and/or any other items one may deem necessary.

http://www.rainierarms.com/erathr3-m-lok-handguard

Cerakote Magic – HillBilly223

Posted on June 25th, 2015 by ar15news

I recently had the opportunity to have a candid conversation with Cerakote master finisher Boyd Lemons of HillBilly223. Boyd has been applying finishes to firearms since 2009, which is right around the time it started to gain ground. 

Boyd is truly a pioneer and innovator of creating truly unique one-of-a-kind masterpiece firearms. In talking with him, he is a humble guy who really has accomplished a lot to boast about. For the past 5-years, he has been the custom Cerakoter for Nighthawk Custom as well as doing custom projects for Battle Arms Development, Midwest Industries and many more.

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Here is a quick excerpt from my conversation with Boyd where I asked him a few questions that I often hear. 

JL: Boyd, thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions. First, which do you prefer better, Cerakote or Duracoat?

BL: You are very welcome Jody! I have spent considerable time with both, and I like them both for different reasons. Cerakote has a much more diverse availability of colors than Duracoat, so I use it primarily. In addition, I can spray Cerakote using certain spray techniques to create different tolerances in areas that need more or less tolerance like on the Nighthawk pistols.

JL: Which finish is stronger and longer lasting?

BL: When Cerakote is applied correctly, it’s much stronger but Duracoat. Although Duracoat is touted as a no-bake application, it helps to be baked and prepped in the same way as Cerakote. When those steps are followed, Duracoat holds up well and is a good product.

JL: Why has Cerakote taken over the market?

BL: Cerakote came on strong with training in the beginning and their mass marketing has aided in success. In addition, their availability of colors has been far superior. Cerakote offers a 3-day certification program for those that need training, however it is my experience that certification does not make you a good finisher, years of experience and consistency do. 

JL: How do you create such works of art?

BL: I often pick a theme from a movie or something that motivates me. I approach it like a blank canvas and let the theme guide me. 

JLDo you remove anodizing before spraying or spray over.

BL: We never remove all the finish only as much as needed to get the finish to stick. We remove all oils using a multi-step process of blasting, degreasing and baking before we spray anything. 

JLWhat are some of your favorite designs?

BL: The series we did for Battle Arms Development in the Star Wars theme comes to mind. That was a fun project we did in collaboration with Battle Arms, they make some killer stuff. 

JLWhat is the average turn-around time for your work and do have any upcoming sales for Father’s Day?

BL: Depending on the scope of the project, we average anywhere between 10 days to 2 weeks. We are running a 10%-off sale through the end of July and our prices are very fair to begin with. 

JLAwesome! I truly love what you did to my Kimber 1911, as it needed facelift bad. You took it from ugly to wild.

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Thank you for taking the time to chat with me about Cerakote. What is the best way for people to see more of your work and get in touch with you?

BL: That is what we do brother… you are very welcome. We are pretty active on Instagram under the name @hillbilly223urban and our website is hillbilly223.com

JL: Thanks again Boyd, we will post some photos here for people to see some of your work. Have a great summer and best wishes to you in 2015. Cheers!

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Hillbilly223 Urban Finish Cerakote 3

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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.

Damage Industries Father’s Day Sale

Posted on June 20th, 2015 by ar15news

Damage INdustries Fathers Day Sale

Damage Industries is celebrating Father’s Day with some of their most popular categories on sale. The categories include AK Muzzle Devices, AR Muzzle Devices and AR Barrel Assembly, AR Upper Parts, AR Lower Parts and some Shotgun Parts. Use the code “DAD50″ at checkout to save 50% off all products in those categories. I’ve posted links to those specific categories below.

AK Muzzle Devices
AR Muzzle Devices
AR Barrel Assembly
AR Upper Parts
AR Lower Parts
Shotgun Parts

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