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Found Some 80 Percent Lowers

Posted on June 27th, 2016 by ar15news

About 2 weeks ago I ordered some Cerro Forge 80 Percent lower receivers from a company called Right To Bear Arms and Supply. With the uncertainty of future gun legislation, 80% lowers are a great item to have on hand but are super hard to find in-stock. The 80% lowers not only shipped the next day but they showed up at my house just a few days later. I had never purchased anything from them before but after an outstanding experience I am putting them on my “Will do business with again” list. Unfortunately, as soon as I went to write up a quick post about my experience and tell you where to get some 80% lowers…they were sold out. However, they just got a re-stock and now have Cerro Forge 80% lower receivers in-stock again and they are just $49.99 a piece. 

80 percent cerro forge lower

The 80% AR-15 Lower Receiver is NOT an FFL item. These units are forged by Cerro, which produces the forgings for companies such as Colt, Spikes Tactical Daniel Defense, DPMS and other major manufacturers. No FFL is required for transfer and the only machining needed is to finish out the trigger and safety well on the lower. The ATF classifies these units as non-firearms. No registration required. These units are “finished in the white”, tumbled and are ready for either Anodizing or Cerakote finishing.

80% Lower Specs:

  • 80% Machined (Just needs trigger and safety well machined) 
  • 7075 Aluminum
  • T6 Heat Treated
  • Magwells are flared and broached.
  • Cerro Forge (KeyHole)

If you’re looking for a great deal on 80% lowers from a trustworthy source, head on over to www.RightToBear.com and snag a few of these before they are sold out again.

TBRC “A Salt Rifle” Forged Lower Receiver

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 by ar15news

If you’ve been watching any news coverage regarding gun control legislation the favorite term used is “Assault Weapon” or “Assault Rifle”, and both terms have nothing to do with the AR-15. Many people, even AR owners think that the “AR” in AR-15 refers to the term “Assault Rifle” but it actually refers to “Armalite Rifle”. To poke fun at this commonly misused term, Texas Black Rifle Company has introduced their new “A Salt Rifle” forged lower with a comical roll mark and selector markings. Check out the images and details below. The website says this is a limited run so snag one quick if you’re interested.

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TBRC A Salt Rifle Lower Receiver
We are now manufacturing an AR15 A Salt Rifle lower receiver! These are going to be a very limited run so get them while you can! The A Salt Rifle Multi Caliber Lower Receiver is made to Military Standards from high quality 7075 T6 aluminum forgings, finished with True Type III Hard Anodizing with proper STANAG magazine dimensions. It’s time you build yourself one of those A Salt Rifles the crazy Liberals keep spouting off about. Now, don’t forget, regardless of what the Libtards say, you can’t just buy this A Salt Rifle online and have it sent to your house. You must have your A Salt Rifle sent to the gun store of your choice. Please read below for more details and order your A Salt Rifle NOW!

The TBRC “A Salt Rifle” forged lower is available at www.TBRCi.com

Juggernaut Tactical just introduced their new Ultimate Jig. There are tons of jigs out there for machining 80% lower receivers. For the most part all of them are specifically for either the AR-15 or AR-1o lowers and not both. The new Ultimate Jig sets itself apart by accommodating both AR-15 AND AR-1o lower receivers from not just Juggernaut Tactical but also most lowers available on the market. It also has Press Fit Stainless Steel Drill Bushings, an alignment tool to keep your lower in the perfect spot and a depth gauge for the drill bits. 

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After considering everybody’s feedback regarding jigs, we were able to develop our patent pending Ultimate Jig. With this jig, you are now able to build both AR-10 and AR-15 80% lowers. Our alignment tool that ensures the pocket is always centered in combination with our oversized top plates allows for very smooth and consistent finishing. Pair that with our press fit stainless steel drill bushings and included depth gauge, you will have yourself the perfect tool to finish any top-tier AR rifle. The only thing necessary to get your project going is a drill press or a hand drill and router; everything else provided in your Ultimate Jig Kit.

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SPECS
– 17-4 Stainless Steel Drill Bushings
– Patented alignment tool with light
– Depth gage for quickly setting tool length
– CNC-machined from solid aerospace billet aluminum
– Laser-etched with Right/Left markings and drill hole sizes for convenience
– Individually replaceable plates
– Type III hard coat anodized
– Optional high quality tooling package includes all bits required to finish your AR-15 or AR-10 lower.  These are the same bits we use in our commercial CNC machines at the Juggernaut Tactical factory
– If instructions are properly followed, the jig kit can be used to finish up to 25 lowers, or more
– Made in the USA
– PATENT PENDING

Juggernaut Tactical Ultimate 80 percent bit set

Tooling package comes with:
– 1 ea. 0.375″ Cobalt Drill
– 1 ea. 0.3125″ Cobalt Drill
– 1 ea. 0.156″ Cobalt Drill
– 1 ea. 5/16″ Carbide Endmill

Overall this seems to be a very well thought out machining jig. The fact that it works for both AR-15 and AR-10 80% lowers is pretty awesome. Being that it works with both AR-15 and AR-10 lowers I was expecting to see a huge price tag on it but was very happy to see it is priced right in line or less than many of the comparable machining jigs on the market that only work with one or the other. If you’re an 80% DIY’er you definitely need to at least give the new Juggernaut Tactical Ultimate Jig a look.

The Ultimate Jig can be purchased directly from Juggernaut Tactical at www.JTactical.com.

Retro AR Parts at Brownells

Posted on May 31st, 2016 by ar15news

Seems like Retro ARs or Clones are all the rage lately. TROY has introduced a few retro models, Colt announced at the NRA Annual Meeting earlier this month that they will be bringing back a limited production run of some of their most iconic rifles and now it looks like Brownells will also be dedicating some effort towards bringing quality retro components to market as well. Listed below are the first of many offerings from Brownells with more becoming available in the near future. 

XM177 Flash Hider & Grenade Ring 
The Brownells XM177 Flash Hider & Grenade Ring is the appropriate reproduction piece for your Retro carbine build. This flash hider mirrors the original device’s exterior dimensions, as well as flash hider cuts and grenade ring. The XM177 Flash Hider fits 1/2-28 threads, is machined from 8620L steel and has a black oxide finish. Flash Hider length is 4.335″ and with the grenade ring, bring the total length to 4.45″.

Brownells XM177 Flash Hider Grenade Ring 1Brownells XM177 Flash Hider Grenade Ring 1This is the proper muzzle device for the following reproduction builds:
–  XM177 or Colt Model 610
–  XM177E1 or Colt Model 609
–  Colt Model 619/620
–  XM177E2 or Colt Model 629
–  Colt Model 630 or USAF GAU-5A
–  Colt Model 639
–  Colt Model 649 or USAF GAU-5A/A


M16A1 Upper Receiver 

Designed in conjunction with Nodak Spud, the Brownells M16A1 Upper Receiver matches the features of the original M16A1 Receiver. Perfect for a “Retro” or reproduction build, these uppers precisely mirror the original profile. This match is only possible by utilizing forgings with the proper profile built-in.

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Features specific to the Brownells M16A1 Upper Receiver are the original A1 profile, with no shell deflector, A1 rear sight housing and proper carry handle contours. The upper starts off as a 7075 T6 aluminum forging, then is machined to mil-spec dimensions. Once machined, the upper is finished with a matte black hard anodized finish. This finish matches most modern lowers found on the market today, as well as the Brownells BRN-16A1 Lower Receiver sold separately. Upper receiver does NOT have M4 feedramps.

Standard AR-15 components will work perfectly with this upper.

This upper is the proper receiver for the following reproduction builds:
–  XM16E1
–  M16A1
–  Model 607
–  Model 609 (XM177E1)
–  Model 619
–  Model 629 (XM177E2)
–  Model 639
–  Model 651
–  Model 653
–  Upper is not compatible with Anderson Mfg Lower Receivers due to rear takedown lug depth.

Please note, Nodak Spud does not machine these receivers. Only the forgings are sourced from Nodak Spud. Please contact Brownells with any inquiries or concerns.


AR-15 M16A1 Lower Receiver 
Designed in conjunction with Nodak Spud, the BRN-16A1 Lower Receiver matches the features of the original M16A1 Receiver. Perfect for a “Retro” or reproduction build, these lowers precisely mirror the original profile.

Brownells M16A1 lower receiver 1Brownells M16A1 lower receiver 1Features specific to the BRN-16A1 Lower Receiver are the proper M16A1 front takedown lug profile, and profile surrounding the receiver extension. Most forged lower receivers produced today feature “A2” profiles, which are incorrect for M16A1 reproduction builds. The lower starts off as a 7075 T6 aluminum forging, then is machined to mil-spec dimensions. Once machined, the lower is finished with a matte black hard anodized finish. This finish matches modern uppers found on the market today, as well as the Brownells M16A1 Upper Receiver sold separately.

Standard AR-15 components will work perfectly with this lower.

Simple, engraved markings on the lower include:
–  Model: BRN-16A1
–  Cal: 5.56mm
–  Mfg: Brownells Inc

This lower is the proper receiver for the following reproduction builds:
–  M16A1
–  Model 619
–  Model 629
–  Model 630 / GAU-5A
–  Model 639
–  Model 649 / GAU-5A/A
–  Model 651/652
–  Model 653/654
–  Mk 18 Mod 0
–  Mk 12

Please note, Nodak Spud does not machine these receivers. Only the forgings are sourced from Nodak Spud. Please contact Brownells with any inquiries or concerns.

As someone who has never done any Retro/Clone builds but have always wanted to, these definitely interest me and I am excited to see what else Brownells plans on bringing to the market. There’s just something awesome about seeing the history of the AR-15/M16 and its many variations. Good on Brownells for helping us have the ability to create our own clones of those awesome rifles. 

V7 Enlightened Lithium-Aluminum Lightweight AR15 Lower

Posted on May 17th, 2016 by ar15news

If you follow V7 Weapons at all, you know that they are all about reducing excess weight. They make all kinds of lightweight AR parts such as rails, barrel nuts, takedown pins, bolt catch, gas blocks and even barrels. Now they are introducing an awesome lightweight billet AR15 lower receiver made from Lithium-Aluminum. This lower receiver weighs in at just 6.4 ounces which is super light. And we’re not talking about your typical forged style lower, this is a billet style with a built in winter trigger guard and some pretty cool looking lines. 

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ENLIGHTENED 2055 LITH/ALUM AR-15 LOWER RECEIVER
–  BILLET AR-15 LOWER RECEIVER
–  CONSTRUCTED FROM ADVANCED 2055 LITHIUM/ALUMINUM
–  TYPE III HARDCOAT ANODIZE
–  WEIGHS 6.4 OZ
–  SHIPS WITH QD ENDPLATE (7075 T6)
–  ADVANCED 2055 LITHIUM ALUMINUM ALLOY IS LIGHTER, STRONGER, MORE RIGID & CORROSION RESISTANT THAN STANDARD 7075 T6
–  MIL SPEC COMPATIBLE
–  MADE IN THE USA
–  100% LIFETIME WARRANTY

If you’re building a lightweight AR, this might be the perfect lower for you and if you want to be one of the very first people to get your hands on one, there’s only one place to get them. Get in on the exclusive intro pricing now at www.RainierArms.com.

DSA Arms Custom Engraved Lower Receivers

Posted on May 13th, 2016 by ar15news

One of our readers was asking about lowers with cool roll marks on them so I did a little search and found out that DSArms has just introduced some new designs to their line of custom engraved forged lower receivers. The new designs are Deadpool, Punisher, Spartan Helmet, Bounty Hunter, Rebel Alliance and Empire.

DSA Arms Custom Lower Receivers**Click Image For High Res**

DSArms is proud to unveil our new line of custom engraved AR15 lower receivers.

All of these receivers have the following features:
–  Machined from 7075-T6 Alloy Forging
–  Mil-Spec Dimension
–  Hardcoat Anodized Mil-A-8625F Type III Class 2 Finish
–  Caliber Marked 5.56
–  Selector Marked with Pictogram

If these new lowers are of interest to you, they are available from www.DSArms.com with Free Shipping.

RISE Armament Ripper Billet Lower Receiver

Posted on April 18th, 2016 by ar15news

You may have heard the name RISE Armament before. They make a pretty sweet looking drop-in trigger and now they make a pretty sweet looking billet lower receiver. Their new Ripper billet lower features milled pockets and lightening cuts pretty much wherever they could do them without making it a skeletonized lower. The result is a unique design and a weight of just 5.6 ounces which is pretty light for a billet lower considering most billet lowers weight between 8 and 11 ounces. Check out this sweet lower and get in on the intro pricing.

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One of the lightest full aluminum billet lower on the market at 5.6 oz!!

Designed and engineered for those who never settle, the RISE Armament Ripper Billet Lower Receiver has a sleek, streamlined design that emphasizes form as much as function. Features include a flared magwell and oversized trigger well.

–  Precision CNC machined from 7075-T6 billet aluminum
–  Flared magwell opening
–  Oversized trigger well
–  Specialized milled pockets for extra weight reduction
–  Multi caliber marking
–  Mil-spec component compatible
–  MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2, hard anodized flat black finish
–  Manufactured in RISE Armament’s Oklahoma facility according to strict AS9100 aerospace  requirements, which are more stringent than standard gun manufacturing requirements
–  Backed by RISE Armament’s 100% product guarantee and lifetime manufacturing warranty
–  Designed and made 100% in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
–  Weight 5.6oz

https://www.rainierarms.com/rise-armament-ripper-billet-ar-15-lower-receiver

QC10 GSF Lowers w/LPK and Matched Receiver Sets On Sale

Posted on April 13th, 2016 by ar15news

Quarter Circle 10 has been adding tons of new products to their lineup lately and from what I understand this is just the beginning. Today they added two more options. First is the option of purchasing their GSF (Glock Small Frame) lower with a standard LPK (lower parts kit) at a discounted price. Second is the ability to purchase a matched receiver set which includes the GSF (Glock Small Frame) lower and their new Pistol Caliber MUR upper which was introduced a few weeks ago. This is one step closer to QC10 offering complete uppers, lowers and Rifle/Pistol builds. 

Both of these new options are currently being offered at a 10% discount but will return to normal pricing this Friday, April 15th. If you’re looking to start your next Pistol Caliber AR, this is a great deal to jump in on. 

GSF Lower with Lower Parts Kit

QC10 GSF complete lower

GSF Stripped Lower & Pistol MUR Matched Set

QC10 GSF Pistol MUR

F-1 Firearms BDR-10-3G (.308) Billet Matched Receiver Set

Posted on March 24th, 2016 by ar15news

If you’re looking for the new F-1 Firearms BDR-10-3G billet matched receiver set for your next .308 build you’re in luck. Rainier Arms has gotten their hands on them first and has them in-stock right now. The BDR-10-3G set features the aggressive cutouts on the sides as it was designed to be a light as possible for use in lightweight builds and 3-Gun type rifles. Get your hands on these new receivers at www.RainierArms.com.

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XANTHOS-LITE “LARGE FRAME” .308 RECEIVER SET

Posted on March 23rd, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve always liked the looks of the 2A Armament receiver sets. Recently they released their new XANTHOS-LITE “LARGE FRAME” .308 receiver set which looks absolutely amazing and is super light weight at just 1 point (16 ounces) for the stripped set. The term “LARGE FRAME” just refers to your typical LR308/SR-25 receiver set. This set would make for one beautiful rifle. Check out the details and pictures below.

The XANTHOS-lite was developed to give the end user a lightweight solution for the popular “large frame” 308 (LR308/SR-25) pattern of firearms.  The XANTHOS-lite is geared towards the user who want’s quality material, design, and functionality in a large frame build. The XANTHOS-lite shares the common DPMS HIGH standard for rail height, and will accept most accessories on the market. The lightening cuts on the top of the receiver feature a tapered design to give aftermarket rails a seamless look from receiver to rail. Features such as a tensioning screw, and screw in pin for the bolt release are also included. A generous magazine well aid in reloading. The XANTHOS-lite is sold only as a matched set.

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Features:
–  3-D Machined from U.S.A. Certified 7075-T6 plate aluminum
–  Pocketed design reduces weight, and enhances appearance
–  Forward assist has been removed from upper to reduce weight
–  Bolt release features screw in pin (Included)
–  Integrated and lightened trigger guard
–  Machined T-Markings and minimized logo for a clean appearance
–  Tapered charging handle ramp to eliminate unsightly wear marks
–  DPMS Standard high rail height
–  Integrated tensioning screw guaranties a tight fit (included)
–  Bead blasted and hard coat anodized black (Type3 class2)
–  Weight: (16oz total) Stripped upper and lower combined
–  Compatible with most accessories on the market
–  Product of the great state of Idaho, MADE IN THE U.S.A.

BACK ORDERS ARE TYPICALLY 2-3 WEEKS OUT!

You can order the new XANTHOS-LITE “LARGE FRAME” .308 receiver set or check out other awesome AR products at www.2a-arms.com.

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