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SI-Defense .223/5.56 AMBI Billet Receiver Sets Now Available

Posted on June 16th, 2015 by ar15news

Man, I really need to go on vacation more often! Not for the obvious reasons but because all the good stuff happens when I’m out of town. For instance, SI-Defense released their new 5.56 AMBI Billet Receiver Sets. If you follow AR15NEWS on Instagram or Facebook you’ve no doubt seen our .308 rifle we built using a set of SI-Defense .308 AMBI receivers which have their mirrored ambi controls. After months of use with the .308 set I can personally tell you they are amazing and now you can actually get your hands on the long awaited .223/5.56 set with the exact same mirrored ambi controls. 

SIDefense 5.56 Ambi Set 1

SIDefense 5.56 Ambi Set 2

I’m a huge fan of Ambi Controls on my AR’s and the SI-Defense .308 and 5.56 receivers take that to the next level. Having the exact same controls, that work exactly the same, in the exact same place on your lower makes it very intuitive and very fast to get accustomed to. These receivers even have ambi takedown and pivot pins that can be installed facing in either direction giving you a truly ambi experience. 

If this sounds like what you’re looking for, head on over to www.SI-Defense.com and get your order in on the new 5.56 AMBI billet sets.

Rainier Arms June Promo – Free Lower Parts Installation

Posted on June 3rd, 2015 by ar15news

Rainier Arms is offering installation of lower parts kits for the entire month of June. This includes your standard LPK’s, Buffer Tube Kits, Stocks, etc. I spoke with the Big Boss at Rainier Arms about the program and he said that customers don’t even have to buy the parts from Rainier Arms. If you have a lower and parts laying around that you would like to have installed together, ship them to Rainier Arms and they will install it for you. You just have to pay for the return shipping. There is usually a $25 fee for this but right now its free. You could also purchase a new Lower, LPK and Stock Kit from RA and have them install it prior to shipping as well. Just FYI, there is an additional charge for tuning an adjustable trigger.

Free Lower Install

Rainier Arms Free LPK Install

Another thing they’ll be offering along side the Free Lower Parts Installation is a weekly Lower Parts Combo Kit on sale that you can take advantage of. If you purchase one of these kits, you can either ship them your lower or purchase a new lower from them and have the new Lower Parts Combo Kit installed. For week #1 they are offering an LPK consisting of a Battle Arms Development Ambi Safety, CMC Trigger, JP Lower Parts and an MFT grip for $240. As each weeks deal rolls out we’ll update the post and re-share it with you guys.

Lower Parts Combo Kit #1

Rainier Arms Week 1 LPK COmbo Deal

James Madison Tactical Memorial Day Sale

Posted on May 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

If you’re looking for an easy way to get in on the 80% Lower Receiver game, James Madison Tactical is a great place to start. They sell a really nice composite polymer 80% Lower Receiver that includes a machining jig as well. Normal sale price is just $99.95 but you can save 10% this Memorial Day weekend by using the discount code “MEM2015″ at checkout. 

www.JamesMadisonTactical.com

James Madison Tactical Memorial Day Sale

Milsport Arms – Skeletonized 80% 7075-T6 Lower

Posted on May 14th, 2015 by ar15news

Milsport Arms is relatively new to the 80% lower scene but they near the top when it comes to offering high quality 7075-T6 80% lower receivers that are affordable and have some really nice features. Now they’ve come out with a really cool looking Skeletonized 80% lower receiver that features lightening cutouts on the front and sides of the mag well and milled lightening pockets on the sides of the receiver. The 80% lower market seems to really be gaining some steam and its nice to see Milsport Arms coming out with some different styles for everyone to choose from. 

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The new Milsport Arms Skeletonized 80% lower receivers can be purchased right now from Rainier Arms and because they are 80% they do not need to be shipped to an FFL. To finish the machining you could pick up an 80% Arms Universal EASY JIG which they have shown as a “Related Product” at the bottom of the page. Head on over to www.RainierArms.com to check out these cool receivers.

**Note: As always, AR15NEWS does not charge or accept payment or commission for writing articles of any kind. If you find value in what we write about and can get in on a good deal or cool new product, that makes it worth while to us.

MILSPORT ARMS 80% Lower Receiver Intro Price – $49.95

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by ar15news

Rainier Arms is known for only selling the best of the best products. You won’t find anything other than above average quality items there. When I saw that they were selling the new MILSPORT ARMS 80% 7075-T6 lower receivers I checked with the guys at Rainier Arms and they were really excited to have access to these very high quality lowers. Many people mistake the idea of an 80% lower as “a way to save money” when in reality it has nothing to do with that. It’s all about providing a way for law abiding citizens to exercise their right to build a non-serialized firearm. They are not sold in as high of quantity so they typically cost a bit more. However, Rainier Arms is offering these at an introductory price. Normal MSRP will be $90 but right now they get to offer the first run of them for just $49.95. Details and purchase link are below. I’ve also put a link to what I personally have seen to be the best machining jig on the market that will help you finish any lower in about an hour with just a hand drill and a router with amazing results.

MILSPORT ARMS 80percent Lower 2

MILSPORT ARMS 80percent Lower 2

M.S.R.P $89.95

These 80% AR-15 Lower receivers are forged in the US and are machined to mil-spec tolerances. Build your next custom rifle using a quality machined Milsport lower that are proven and tested.

Features:
—  Radius are machined and blended
–  7075-T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
–  Mil-Spec Precision Machining
–  Flared Magwell
–  Front magwell is textured for grip enhancement
–  No FFL Required
–  Made in the USA

The operations left to be completed are as follows:
—  fire control well
–  trigger pin hole
–  hammer pin
–  trigger hole
–  safety selector hole

This is a not an FFL item. This is not a complete receiver and still requires machining to assemble a working firearm.

The MILSPORT ARMS 80% Lower Receiver can be purchased for a limited time at just $49.95. http://www.rainierarms.com/milsport-ar-15-80-lower-receiver-raw

If you are looking for hands down the best machining jig out there, the Universal EASY JIG from 80 Percent Arms is it! http://www.80percentarms.com/collections/lower-jigs/products/80-ar-15-easy-jig

Rainier Arms Blow Out Sale – GWACS Armory CAV15 MKII Lower

Posted on April 6th, 2015 by ar15news

Rainier Arms is running a big blowout sale on the GWACS stripped lowers at below cost! These are great for super lightweight builds or those looking to build a complete lower on a budget. The CAV15 MKII lowers are a polymer construction that includes the stock and grip with a design that doesn’t suffer from strength issues like many other polymer setups do. My buddy Matt over at Jerking The Trigger has a sub 6 Pound Build that he’s working on and has had good things to say about the CAV15 MKII lower on it. Rainier Arms has a bunch of Black CAV15 MKII lowers and has decided to put them up for sale at below cost to clear up some inventory room and make room for new stuff. If you are looking for something like this, head on over to www.RainierArms.com and snag one now for just $89.95.

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“The Jack” Billet Lower – Coming Soon from Sharps Bros.

Posted on March 24th, 2015 by ar15news

I will be the first to admit the first two Sharps Bros lowers, the “Hellbreaker” and “Warthog”, were not really my style at all. Recently they’ve started posting pics of their newest lower, “The Jack”, which in my opinion is 100 times better than the other two. As with the previous two models, it uses the mag well to display most of the uniqueness of the lower which in this case is the face of a skull. 

Sharps Bros The Jack Lower 1

Sharps Bros The Jack Lower 2

Sharps Bros The Jack Lower 2

Sharps Bros The Jack Lower 2

When I first saw it I wasn’t sure how I felt about it but you have to admit the design is pretty cool and its kind of growing on me. I remember the first time I saw the Seekins Precision lower and hated it, now its one of my favorites I own. Anyways, as with everything we do here at AR15NEWS, we wanted to get the information out to you guys, show you some pics and let you take it from there. From what I can tell they plan on releasing pricing and availability information on or around 4/1/15 on the Sharps Bros Facebook page. The pictures below show unfinished and uncoated prototypes. I believe final production models will be black.

POF-USA P-15 Stripped Lowers On Sale

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 by ar15news

Our friends at AV Guns just let us know they have some POF (Patriot Ordnance Factory) P-15 stripped forged lowers in-stock and on sale. Most people know POF for their high end piston driven 5.56 and .308 rifles. Now you can use one of their stripped multi cal AR-15 lowers for your next build. These AR-15 stripped lowers are similar to most other high quality forged lowers on the market with the exception that it is pretty rare to see a rifle built with a POF Forged Lower. Get yours now at Store.AVGuns.com

POF P-15 Forged Lower 1

POF P-15 Forged Lower 1

Umbrella Corporation Billet Receivers In-Stock

Posted on February 27th, 2015 by ar15news

One of the nicest billet lowers I own has been the UCWRG billet ambi lower receiver. It utilizes the A-DAC ambi bolt catch that is tied into the mag release and is such a beautiful piece of machining. Unfortunately they have almost never been in-stock…until now. Right now UCWRG has 45 billet lowers in-stock. I’ve also heard that those who ordered billet lowers have received shipping notices. If you want a chance to snag one, head on over to www.UCWRG.com and pic one up for yourself today.

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SI-Defense Ambi 223/5.56 Receiver Sets

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

**Update: I may have gotten ahead of myself here. Apparently I mistook the “Related Products” section where they say Add To Cart as the Add To Cart for the coming soon 5.56 Ambi Sets. I will let you know as soon as these receivers are officially available for purchase.**

One of my favorite products that I’ve recently used in a build is the new SI-Defense Ambi .308 billet set. The Mirrored Ambi Controls are seriously the best thing since sliced bread. Of course as soon as they introduced the .308 billet set the #1 question was….when are you releasing the .223/5.56 set? Well, the wait is finally over! SI-Defense Full Ambi .223/5.56 billet sets are now available for purchase on the SI-Defense website. They feature the exact same Mirrored Ambi Controls that the .308 set which includes the same Bolt Catch / Release lever on both sides and the same Magazine Release button on both sides. Craziest part is the set costs less than many of the other billet receivers sets on the market that aren’t even ambi. Take a look at the pics and then head on over to www.SI-Defense.com to put in your order today. 

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AMBI SI-D 223/556 Receiver Set
–  Material: 7075-T6 Billet Aluminum
–  Finish: Deep Black Hardcoat Anodize
–  Patent Pending Mirrored Ambidextrous Controls
–  Ambidextrous Takedown and Pivot pin locations
–  Bore is reamed for superior accuracy
–  M4 Feedramps
–  Front magwell grip grooves
–  Ambi index finger grooves
–  Sleek and stylish shell deflector
–  Threaded forward assist hole
–  Quick release dust cover assembly

The SI Defense .223/56 receiver set is the ultimate ambidextrous receiver set. The ambidextrous bolt catch release and magazine release are exactly mirrored identically on both sides of the receiver. These features are unique and unparalleled in the industry and were engineered to accommodate the left and right handed shooter. Special attention was given to incorporate smooth transitions throughout the receiver set, giving it a feel of confidence and reliability. Bore is machined perpendicularly and concentrically for superior accuracy. Receiver Set Includes: Dust cover, Ambi bolt catch, and Ambi mag release button.

http://si-defense.com/shop/ar15-receivers/ambi-si-d-22356-receiver-set/

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