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Badrock Tactical Making Waves In the High Quality AR Market

Posted on July 19th, 2014 by ar15news

Badrock Tactical is a newer AR manufacturer but that isn’t stopping them from already turning some heads. I recently had a chance to speak with the owner of Badrock Tactical and with a business model aimed at making high quality AR-15 and AR-10 components and complete rifles at an incredible price point, I felt it would be awesome to introduce them to those of you who read and follow AR15NEWS. 

Badrock Tactical recently teamed up with the talented people over at Juggernaut Tactical to start making their billet receivers sets and it has turned into an awesome partnership. Juggernaut Tactical is well known for their Rogue M1A Chassis plus some awesome 80% receivers and jigs. Badrock Tactical will use a similar set to the JT receivers for their rifles and they really make an extremely sweet looking build. The billet receiver sets are priced awesome as well at just $329 for AR-15 and $399 for AR-10 billet sets.

Badrock Tactical BT15 Billet Receiver Set

Badrock Tactical BT10 Billet Receiver Set

Badrock Tactical BT15 Rifle 2

The builds they put together are nothing short of breathtaking. They have styles to fit just about any shooter, including for those who like a little bling. They’ve literally gone through each rifle they offer and upgraded everything possible including Ambi Bolt Catches from Phase 5, PWS Enhanced Buffer Tubes, JP Silent Capture Buffer Springs and either Timney or Geissle Trigger Systems with several hand guard options and price ranges starting in the $1,800 range including custom Cerakote finishes. They will also be working with Juggernaut Tactical to make “less enhanced” rifles to market that will be more in the $1,300 range but still feature mil spec internals, the same billet receiver set, free float rail system, etc. 

Badrock Tactical BT15 Rifle 3

Badrock Tactical BT10 RIfle 1

Badrock Tactical BT10 RIfle 2

In Short, Badrock Tactical is a company to keep an eye on. They have some great stuff coming in the near future and appear to know a thing or two about creating some great looking rifles. In case you were wondering, I didn’t get paid to do this article (never have and never will sell article space) nor did I feel that I had to write this article. I wanted to do it because they have something different about them that I really like. Hopefully you love learning about new companies like I do and I hope to be able to work with Badrock Tactical more in the future to bring you new products and deals, etc. Speaking of deals, I almost forgot that Badrock Tactical wanted to offer a special 10% discount code to our readers. Use the code “AR15NEWS” now through Tuesday [7/22/14] at www.BadrockTactical.com.

You can also follow Badrock Tactical on Facebook to get constant updates on their product line. 

Sneak Peek!! Rainier Arms A-DAC Forged Lower Receiver

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by ar15news

Now this is something I’m excited about. Rainier Arms (one of my favorite retailers) is coming out with a new version of their high quality Forged Lowers. The new lower will have the same features such as compatibility with the Battle Arms Development 45 degree selectors but will also add the A-DAC function from AXTS Weapons.

Rainier Arms Forged A-DAC Lower 1

Rainier Arms Forged A-DAC Lower 1

The A-DAC function is a right-hand bolt catch (integrated into the magazine release button). The A-DAC allows you to hold the magazine release button in (dropping the mag if one is inserted), pull the charging handle to the rear and lock the bolt back all at the same time. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I could care less about an ambi Bolt RELEASE. I want an ambi Bolt HOLD to help with increasing the speed of clearing malfunctions, etc. There really isn’t any other reason for you to manually hold the bolt open unless you’re clearing a malfunction or inspecting the weapon which in both cases you will want to remove the magazine. The A-DAC system is the perfect solution. Watch the following video that shows how the A-DAC system works.

The original Forged lower will still be available, if you don’t want or need this feature. The Mountain logo has also been added to the left side of the receiver.

Rainier Arms Forged A-DAC Lower 3 

Prices will be slightly higher for this version, but unknown at this time. Will be sure to update you as soon as these are available at www.RainierArms.com.

Big thanks to my buddy Rich for making the trip to Rainier Arms and sharing these cell phone pics with me. You can follow his professional photography work at UWone77 on Facebook

Our friends at Dahmer Arms have just launched the pre-order for their Gen 2 Matched Billet Receiver Sets. This receiver set will feature their signature billet lower receiver (with their updated logo) matched to their brand new billet upper. The lower has always been a really nice design and now they’ve added a sweet slick side billet upper that is deserving of the Dahmer Arms lower. For those who really want a Shell Deflector on their upper, do not worry. Dahmer Arms will be offering a bolt on Shell Deflector just for you.

Dahmer Arms Gen 2 Matched Billet Receiver Set

Dahmer Arms Billet Lower2Dahmer Arms billet lower. Photo by Stickman

Both receivers will be CNC machined from 7075-T6 Aluminum and then anodized Black. The awesome flared magwell is EDM wire cut and compatible with USGI mags as well as Gen M2 and Gen M3 Magpul PMAGs. If you get in on the pre-order for this first run of sets you will even get to pick your own serial number between 2 – 100. Last but definitely not least, Dahmer Arms is offering a special pre-order discount price of just $355 with free shipping per matched set. Dahmer Arms has said up front they are shooting for an October delivery time. Get in on this great deal at www.DahmerArms.com.

NEW!! James Madison Tactical Gen 2 Polymer/Composite Lower

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by ar15news

James Madison Tactical has made a great name for themselves in the 80% Polymer/Composite AR Lower market by making what I would say is the best 80% Polymer / Composite lower out there. They went to great lengths to strengthen the necessary areas that have been failure points on other polymer lowers in the past but the material itself also makes a huge different. The guys at JMT have spent most of their career manufacturing amazing $1,000,000 kit Jet planes called the ViperJet that you can build at home. They then took their expertise in AERO Space polymers that are strong enough to be used in airplanes and used that same material to build a high quality, reinforced AR15 80% lower. The Gen 1 lowers were fantastic but now JMT has upped their game with the Gen 2 lower adding lots of enhancements.

Some of the enhancements are to further strengthen the design but a couple are cosmetic and they look awesome. One such upgrade is the webbing pattern on the magwell that is reminiscent of the PMAG design. The other is they removed the large “JMT” logo from the side of the magwell and replaced it with a much smaller logo on the Pivot Pin Spring Housing.  Oh yeah, the machining jig you need to complete the lower comes FREE with the purchase every lower and the price is just $99.95 each. Take a few minutes to read the official press release below and check out the pics of the new lower. Purchase links are at the bottom.

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James Madison Tactical (JMT) introduces the superior Gen 2 polymer/composite fiber
lower receiver for the AR-15 platform.

James Madison Tactical, llc introduces our superior Gen 2 Polymer / Composite AR-15 lower receiver. JMT has made the best even better, known for their high quality and rugged 80% receiver. As we know JMT has incorporated new material technology and manufacturing processes for enhanced durability, strength and reliability but we have added a few more upgrades making it the best Polymer / Composite lower on the market today.

JMT Polymer Lower Gen2 1

GEN 2 Enhancements:

1. Extended box sections on upper fire control pocket.
2. Box section on upper top left of magazine well.
3. Extended bolt release pin posts.
4. Magazine webbed pattern.
5. New GEN 2 logo placement.

The JMT 80% lower also comes with a specially designed 3-piece machining jig with every order. This allows the user to machine the JMT 80% polymer/composite fiber lower receiver with ease and precision using simple tools.

The first thing users will notice is the JMT 80% lower receiver looks beefed up from the outside and rightly so. JMT has managed to add even more enhancements to the already strong making it even stronger. JMT also offers 3 popular colors (Black, FDE and ODG).

JMT Polymer Lower Gen2 3

You can purchase the new Gen 2 JMT 80% lowers directly from JamesMadisonTactical.com or from many of your usual favorite retailers such as RainierArms.com, etc. 

4th of July Sale 2014 – Tactical Machining

Posted on July 4th, 2014 by ar15news

The Tactical Machining 4TH OF JULY SALE starts now!! $45 80% AR-15 lower receivers unanodized and $59 anodized. Take 15% off all other products not already marked down. Also check out their limited edition 2nd Amendment and Gadsden blem lower receivers. 

KEEP A LOOKOUT FOR 1911 BLEM FRAMES AND 308 UPPER RECEIVERS. Limited quantities of these products will be released at a undisclosed time today (7/4/14).

http://www.tacticalmachining.com/80-products/80-receivers/80-ar-15-lower-receiver.html

http://www.tacticalmachining.com/80-products/80-receivers/80-r-15-anodized-lower-receiver.html

620 Tactical Machining 4th of July Sale

4th of July Sale 2014 – AERO Precision

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by ar15news

AERO Precision has introduced a new limited edition Second Amendment themed lower in conjunction with their 4th of July / Independence Day Sale announcement. The picture of the new lower is shown below. The 4th of July Sale consists of 15% off all orders from the AERO Precision website (except for their combo deals) and FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50. Use the code “freedom” at checkout only at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com.

AERO Precision 4th of July Sale AERO Precision 4th of July Sale

4th of July Sale 2014 – Black Forge Weapons

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by ar15news

4TH OF JULY SALE! Black Forge HARD USE BLEM LOWERS are available for $59.95, while supplies last. Our blemished lower receivers have minor cosmetic imperfections and are perfectly functional and ready for use. Visit www.blackforgeweapons.com to order. Happy Independence Day!

Black Forge 4th of July Sale

Midwest PX Billet Lower and Lower Build Kit Deals

Posted on June 30th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends at Midwest PX have a special deal going on for their house brand, Gen 2 billet lower.  The lowers by themselves are only $99.95 each which is a pretty killer deal on its own.  But they’re also bundling the lower with a their LTG (less trigger group) LPK, ALG Defense ACT trigger and hammer, and choice of a six position milspec receiver extension kit or an A2 extension kit for just $199.95. All you need to do is add a stock and you’ve got a really nice complete lower for the money. If you’re putting together a new build this is definitely something I would recommend looking into. Check out the links and information below.

620 Midwest PX Billet Lower and Build Kit Deal 
Link to the lower: http://midwestpx.com/product_info.php?products_id=851
Link to the bundle: http://midwestpx.com/product_info.php?products_id=852

Some info on the lowers:

Our premium billet receiver is manufactured for us by a contract machine shop in the US. All operations are performed under one roof to ensure a quality product prior to being sent out for milspec plating. These receiver are made of 7075 billet aluminum which is significantly stronger than 6061. We have a number of extras and upgrades built into this lower such as the threaded bolt catch pin, threaded takedown detent hole, and upper/lower tensioning screw. All hardware to take advantage of these features are provided with each lower at no additional charge. We also opted for a subdued rollmark for a cleaner, more aesthetically-pleasing look.

As with all Midwest PX branded parts, this lower carries a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

*Manufactured from a solid billet aircraft-grade 7075-T6 aluminum
*Matches forged uppers
*Broached magazine well with drop free design and beveled bottom lip
*Flared magazine well to assist in faster/easier reloads
*CNC deep rotary engraved to exceed ATF depth requirements
*MIL-A-8625 Type III Hard Anodizing (Deep Black)
*Captured take down pin spring/detent (includes hardware, Rear takedown pin spring may need to be trimmed 1/8-1/4″ if set screw is used to give proper tension on pin)
*Upper/lower tensioning screw (includes hardware)
*Threaded bolt catch pin hole (includes hardware)
*Integrated enhanced trigger guard
*Low Shelf design to make full auto conversions for LE, MIL or post sample machine guns easier (RDIAS/RLL)
*Continuous threading through receiver extension hole and pistol grip screw hole
*Compatible with all lower parts kits, milspec and commercial receiver extensions, and most aftermarket parts.
*The Tactical Link AR-15 Enhanced Battery Assist Lever WILL work with the Gen2 PX-15
* Magpul BAD lever will function properly on the Gen2 PX-15

NEW!! AERO Precision .308 Forged Receivers

Posted on June 27th, 2014 by ar15news

If you’re a fan of AERO Precision like we are, you’re going to love what we have to tell you next. We’ve been hearing little bits and pieces about the possibility of AERO Precision releasing their own .308 AR receivers but nobody really knew when that would happen. That is until earlier this week when they released not just their own .308 AR receivers but their own custom forging that looks really awesome. Unlike most .308 AR components, AERO Precision was able to keep the cost to basically what you would pay for regular 5.56 AR receivers. The new AERO Precision .308 AR receivers are available separately or in a complete Upper and Lower set. If you’re thinking about building a .308 rifle, this is an awesome, cost effective option. I’m personally thinking about doing a sweet all AERO Precision build using this receiver set and their .308 barrel which I think would be sweet. We shall see. Pricing and links are listed below. GeT sOmE!!

AERO Precision .308 Upper Receiver – $135

AERO Precision 308 Upper Receiver AERO Precision .308 Lower Receiver – $185

AERO Precision 308 Lower Receiver

AERO Precision .308 Receiver Set – $288

AERO Precision 308 Receiver Set

NEW!! Rainier Arms RA308 UltraMatch Complete Rifle

Posted on June 25th, 2014 by ar15news

Recently Rainier Arms released one of the sickest looking .308 Billet Receiver sets on the market which make for a great start to any .308 AR build. However, not everyone has the time or desire to build their new rifle. For those who want to buy an awesome .308 Rifle that is ready to go right out of the box, you’re in luck. Rainier Arms is now offering the new RA308 rifle that incorporates their UltraMatch billet receiver set and UltraMatch 16″ .308 Stainless Steel barrel with the new Rainier Arms Switch .308 KeyMod rail and lots of other high quality components. This thing is beautiful! Take a minute to read all about it below then head on over to www.RainierArms.com and get your credit card out.

Introducing Rainier Arms RA308™ Rifle

Our focus was to develop a .308 platform that integrated a lightweight design while using the highest quality components.

Rainier Arms RA308 Rifle 2

Rainier Arms RA308 Rifle 3

The RA308™ weighs in at 8 lbs and 0.6 oz. It features our new Rainier Arms Switch™ Rail 14″. The Switch™ Rail has a brand new mechanism that allows a tool-less removal of the rail for easy access to the barrel nut and gas block. We also redesigned our new Rainier Arms Compensator 308(RAC™) which offers enhanced recoil management and almost fully eliminates muzzle rise. We wanted to build our rifle by using Rainier Arms Ultramatch 16″ Stainless Steel Barrel. These barrels are the finest blank (Shilen Blank) contoured to our specifications for reliability and accuracy shooting.

Rainier Arms RA308 Rifle 5

Rainier Arms RA308 Rifle 5

As always, we designed the rifle to be ambidextrous to accommodate our shooters. Every rifle comes with our ambidextrous charging handle, the Raptor™, the built in ambidextrous bolt release, and ambidextrous 45 degrees safety selector.

All materials used are of industry-leading standards, each weapon carefully and meticulously assembled with a limited lifetime warranty.

Features:

-  Rainier Arms Ultramatch 16″ Stainless Steel Barrel
-  1 in 10 Twist
-  Mid Gas System
-  Rainier Arms Match .308 BCG
-  Rainier Arms Compensator .308 Black Nitride Finish
-  Rainier Arms Switch .308 Rail 14
-  Rainier Arms Raptor Ambidextrous Charging Handle
-  Rainier Arms Ultramatch 7075 Billet Upper Receiver Type III Hard Coat Anodized
-  Rainier Arms Ultramatch 7075 Billet Lower Receiver Type III Hard Coat Anodized
-  Ambidextrous Extended Bolt Release
-  Flared Magwell
-  Integrated Trigger Guard
-  Production Units Will Have a CMC Triggers Flat Trigger
-  Battle Arms Development 45 degree selector
-  MFT Engage Pistol Grip
-  MFT Battlelink Utility Stock

Available for purchase now at  www.RainierArms.com

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About the Photographer:  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.

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