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SNEAK PEEK!! Seekins Precision 308 Rifle / Receivers

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by ar15news

Here is the first look at the brand new Seekins Precision .308 (7.62×51) rifle that will be unveiled this week at SHOT Show 2014. People have been begging Seekins to make .308 components and it looks like they are finally going to get what they’ve been asking for. The image below is the only one I have of the new rifle. According to Seekins Precision, the receivers are based on the SR25 pattern, will accept the popular Magpul 20LR .308 PMAGs and features full ambi controls such as ambi mag release and ambi bolt lock back and drop. The upper is part of the IRMT family in that the rail attaches directly to the upper instead of a removable barrel nut creating an extremely strong lockup.

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Seekins Precision plans to sell these as complete rifles but will also be selling the uppers and lowers separately as well. According to Seekins the complete rifle will probably start at $2,400. Upper/lower kits will come with LPK minus trigger and selector and will cost around $700. They are still finalizing all of the details so these prices are not exact and might change. Look for more info and pics of this rifle on the Seekins Precision Facebook page and at

Noveske Standard (N4) Forged Lowers In-Stock at Rainier Arms

Posted on January 6th, 2014 by ar15news

This is just an “FYI” post to let you know Rainier Arms has Noveske N4 forged lowers in-stock. These are not the Gen2 Forged Flared Lowers (aka FFL) but the standard milspec lowers which seem to have been sold out for a really long time. These are also not blems so you should have a pretty perfect finish for your new build.  Check them out

Noveske N4 forged lower

$700 Complete AR Build with Red Dot and 10 PMAGs – Shipped!

Posted on January 3rd, 2014 by ar15news

I get asked quite often how to build a decent AR on a budget. Nine times out of Ten, when someone says “budget” they are referring to something under $1,000. There are lots of manufacturers of junk parts out there so its awesome to get to help steer people in the right direction. I typically go with the lowest build I would let myself do if I were doing a gun just for range fun but that would also work in an SHTF situation and let the end user do any upgrades they think are necessary. One trick that works is to try to buy all of your parts from one company to save on shipping costs. The info below is just one example that I was able to piece together for someone by looking for deals at Palmetto State Armory. 

PSA has really been pushing some deals on their PTAC line of uppers and parts. Right now they have a deal on a complete upper with M16 BCG, M4 Profile barrel, Charging handle and a StrikeFire red dot for just $400. That’s pretty awesome if you ask me. They also have a deal for 10 PMAGs and a stripped blem PSA lower for just $170. The only thing left was to find the lower parts kit. By searching the site I found that their Black MOE Lower Build Kit was just $100, which is $20 cheaper than the FDE MOE Lower Build Kit, so I went with black kit. The total for the parts came to $670, add shipping of $29 to my house and you’re at $699 shipped. As I mentioned, this is a budget AR. Don’t expect it to be some tack driver or comparable to your Noveske. Its a $700 gun and with all things, you get what you pay for.

Complete Upper with StrikeFire Red Dot – $400

PSA Blem Lower and 10 PMAGS – $170

PTAC AR-15 Black MOE Lower Build Kit – $100

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NEW!! Updated Bolt Release Lever for San Tan Tactical Lower

Posted on December 31st, 2013 by ar15news

This is customer service! The guys at San Tan Tactical have an awesome lower that incorporates an ambi bolt release and ambi mag release. One concern I had as well as a few others had was the design and shape of the ambi bolt release lever. It was loose and looked like it could be a snag hazard. As you can see, San Tan Tactical listens to their customers and created a brand new lever. All lowers from here on out will have a beefed up yet much more low profile lever. The new design is much more robust and not loose at all. What’s just as good of news? San Tan is offering the STT-15 billet lower at a discounted price plus Free Shipping for the holidays (ends tonight, 12/31/2013). Used the code “STTAR15NEWS” at checkout.

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620 San Tan Tactical Fixes Ambi Bolt Release Lever 1

SNEAK PEEK!! CMT Tactical 762 Billet Receiver Set

Posted on December 31st, 2013 by ar15news

Our friends at CMT Tactical released a small sneak peek at new .308/762 ambi billet receiver set last night. CMT Tactical has been producing their UHP-15 billet lower and UPUR-1 billet upper for the AR-15 platform and its a beautiful, high quality set. I would expect the exact same thing for the new .308 set. There is no official word just yet but it appears to be DPMS pattern. According to CMT Tactical, these will be slated for distribution starting March 1, 2014 which is now just two months away. We’ll update you guys with new pictures and details as they become available. 

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Until more details are available you can check out the CMT Tactical website or keep an eye on the CMT Tatical Facebook Page as well.

Sweet Deal!! AERO Precision Complete COP Pistol/SBR Upper

Posted on December 28th, 2013 by ar15news

AERO Precision has just introduced their new Complete COP (Continuous Optics Platform) Pistol/SBR Upper receiver and are opening ordering up with a special introductory price. These uppers come complete as described with COP Upper, Charging Handle, BCG, 7.5″ Barrel and a KVP Linear Comp. I am a huge fan of the COP upper. The one I own is easily one of, if not my favorite upper in my arsenal. Normal retail on this upper starts at $795 but for a limited time will be starting at just $715.50 for a standard Black Anodized Minimalist Kit. Other options are available as well such FDE and Titanium Cerakote. Check out the new AERO Precision Upper Receiver section at

620 AERO Precision COP Complete Upper

–  7.5″ Barrel, 1 in 9 twist, 5.56 chamber
–  8620 Bolt Carrier, 9310 Bolt, HPT/MPI
–  Kaw Valley Precision linear compensator, designed to direct muzzle noise away from shooter
–  Compatible with Mil – STD AR15 components
–  7075-T6 forged aluminum construction
–  Extremely rigid user configured rail system
–  Dedicated thumb perch for improved ergonomics when gripping the magwell with the weak hand
–  All kit components made in the USA Small Made in USA flag
–  All NFA Rules Apply

*Great Deal* “PEW PEW PEW” Matched Upper / Lower Set – $145

Posted on December 20th, 2013 by ar15news

I just saw this deal pop up earlier today and thought it was just too good of a deal to pass up posting about. I’ve already posted about the new “PEW PEW PEW” special edition forged lowers from AERO Precision that are only available through the end of this month. They do nothing different than the standard lowers but say “NO PEW, PEW and PEW PEW PEW” in the selector markings which is awesome! Just now they added a deal where you can pick up a matched stripped forged upper at the same time for just $40 more. AERO Precision receivers are very high quality and are some of my favorite ones to build off of. Grab your matched special edition set now at for just $145.

AERO Precision Pew Pew Pew AR15 Lower Upper Combo

If you would like to purchase just the new black anodized special edition lower, you can do that here:

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CHRISTmas Sale!! – San Tan Tactical Billet Ambi Lower

Posted on December 18th, 2013 by ar15news

San Tan Tactical has really made a huge splash in the AR-15 market recently with their offering of a completely ambi billet STT-15 AR-15 lower receiver that has very unique looks and some really cool options. Each lower comes completely assembled with ambi QD sling mounts, ambi mag release and an ambi bolt release. They have decided to offer a nice Christmas sale by dropping the already reduced introductory price from $299.99 down to $289.99 and offer FREE SHIPPING as well.  Just use the code “STTAR15NEWS” at checkout between now and December 31st to get in on the deal. Purchase yours at

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620 San Tan Tactical billet lower 2

Another important thing to mention is that San Tan Tactical has listened to their customers requests and redesigned the Ambi Bolt Release lever on the STT-15 lower. The old lever got the job done but enough people asked to have it beefed up and more low profile and San Tan Tactical was happy to do whatever made their customers happy. The photo below shows the new updated Ambi Bolt Release lever. Be sure to follow the SAN TAN TACTICAL Facebook Page for updates on new products as well.

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*Photos courtesy of Reign Precision Marketing.

NEW!! AERO Precision “PEW PEW PEW” Special Edition Lower

Posted on December 13th, 2013 by ar15news

AERO Precision is releasing a really cool special edition lower for the holidays. Instead of the typical Safe, Fire, FA markings on the lower they are using the words “NO PEW, PEW and PEW PEW PEW” which is just a fun variation. Still get the same high quality receiver you come to expect from AERO Precision but a bit different than your buddies. The images below show the lower without anodizing to highlight the text but all of these will come anodized. From what I’ve heard these will not be something that they will keep as a cataloged item but just a short term holiday thing. Get your “PEW PEW PEW” forged lower now at

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620 AERO Precision Pew Pew Pew AR15 Lower Receiver 1

–  Semi-auto AR15 lower receiver
–  Machined from 7075-T6 forged aluminum
–  Matte black hard-coat anodized Mil 8625 Type 3 Class 2
–  Marked “Cal Multi”
–  Works with standard AR15 components and magazines
–  Rear takedown pin detent hole is threaded for a 4-40 set screw

NEW!! Adams Arms C.O.R. Upper In-Stock at Rifle Gear

Posted on December 12th, 2013 by ar15news

I’ve been meaning to doing a write up on the new Adams Arms COR (Competition Optics Ready) complete upper so when our friends at emailed me and said they had some in-stock it seemed like the perfect time to make it happen. This new upper is a very nice rifle length competition upper built off the awesome Adams Arms piston system but it seems like it would be a nice fit for someone looking for a high quality, lightweight upper that is a breeze to shoot as well. I personally have not had the pleasure of shooting the COR Upper yet but I would love to some day. I’ve heard a few people who have shot it say its the lightest, smoothest shooting upper they’ve ever shot. With a price-tag of $998 it won’t be a right fit for everyone but its definitely a sweet upper and lots of bang for the buck even at that price. Check out the pics and specs for the new Adams Arms COR upper below. If you like what you see, head on over to to snag one for yourself.

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620 Adams Arms COR Upper 2

Designed with competition shooters, the new C.O.R. Upper is the optimal setup for competitive shooting and is ready to go right out of the box! (just add an optic) This upper was designed with a comprehensive approach to create the lowest felt recoil pulse while maintaining ultimate accuracy and maneuverability. The VDI Ultra-Lite Barrel runs extremely light and accurate. Our New Low Mass Carrier and Rifle Length System significantly reduces felt recoil, and the VDI Jet Comp virtually eliminates muzzle rise for follow
up shots.

All Adams Arms products are made in the USA and come with a Life-Time Warranty.

–  Low Mass One Piece Bolt Carrier. 7.5 Oz (21% Lighter)
–  VDI LifeCoat 16.5” Ultra Lite Rifle Length Match Grade Barrel (.750 Gas Seat) This Match-Grade barrel is precision honed, creating a smooth round and straight hole. Chambered 5.56x45mm NATO, 4150CMV, 1:7 Twist
–  VDI Jet Comp
–  Evolution Rail, Equipped with Hand Stop, 2 – 2” Rails
–  QD Sling Mount



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