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NEW!! Midwest Industries Forged Flattop AR15 Upper Receivers

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by ar15news

Midwest Industries should be no stranger to you guys. They’ve been making a ton of AR15 accessories such as rails, complete uppers, sling mounts, etc for a long time and we’ve posted about a lot of them. Recently they introduced their new billet upper and lower and now they’ve introduced their new 7075-T6 Forged Upper Receivers and are offering a great introductory price. These uppers will be available as a completely stripped upper for just $89.95 or as an assembled upper with the Forward Assist and Dust Cover installed for just $109.95. These new uppers can be purchased right now at

Midwest Industries Forged Upper Receiver

NEW!! Seekins Precision SBA15 Billet Ambi Lower

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by ar15news

One of the most recognizable AR-15 lowers out there is the Seekins Precision SP223 billet lower. For the most part the uniquely shaped lower is very well received and its uniqueness and quality has contributed to the overwhelming  popularity of Seekins Precision parts in general. There are some people who would prefer a more traditional billet lower design though. I think its just that they can’t handle that much sexiness in one lower but that’s just me. 🙂 Regardless, Seekins Precision has heard the call for another option and will be releasing a very cool looking new billet lower in the very near future called the SBA15.

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As you’ve probably already noticed from the pictures the SBA15 lower is for the most part very similar in design to the original SP223 billet lower. It features an ambi bolt release, integral winter trigger guard, flared magwell and similar markings. What is different though is that the SBA15 features a straight magwell which is much different than the curved magwell on the SP223 billet lower. 

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No matter how you look at it, options are good. You can still buy the normal SP223 billet lower from Seekins and soon you’ll be able to add to your collection with the new SBA15 billet lower as well. Seekins Precision is in the middle of moving to a brand new facility so there is no for sure date when the new SBA15 lower will be available for purchase. They did tell me that if all of the planets aligned just right and things go smoother than usual they could possibly have some shipping by next month but that is probably wishful thinking. You can however get in on their email notification list and be among the first to know as soon as they are available. Take a look for yourself over at

IS15 Upper Parts Bundle Deals

Posted on February 28th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends at Iron Sight 15 have a couple of really great bundle deals going on right now. Both bundles include an IS15 Forged Upper Receiver, Upper Parts Kit (forward assist and dust cover assembly), ARCH charging handle and either a Phosphate AR15/M16 BCG or Nickel Boron AR15/M16 BCG. Basically everything you need for a complete upper except for a rail, barrel and gas system. I personally have a couple of IS15 forged uppers and a BCG and they are great products. They also gave us a special discount code for our readers. Use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout to save an additional $5 off of the already low prices. Pictures and links below. 

IS15 BUNDLE 1: Upper, Upper Parts, Charging Handle and Phosphate BCG  –  $195.99 with discount code

IS15 BUNDLE 2: Upper, Upper Parts, Charging Handle and Nickel Boron BCG  –  $225.99 with discount code

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Build a Complete Milspec AR-15 for just $560

Posted on February 27th, 2014 by ar15news

Not really much to say about this other than…GeT sOmE!!  This is Palmetto State Armory’s “Daily Deal” so it’s only going to be available until noon tomorrow. Just $499.99 for a premium rifle build kit and $59.99 for a cosmetic blem PSA forged lower. Only $560 plus shipping for a complete Milspec 5.56 AR. The build kit even includes a Full Auto Carrier, Carpenter 158 Bolt, Chrome lined FN made M4 barrel, etc. I’ve put both of the links you’ll need below. I can’t even tell you how good of a deal this is. Don’t waste $700 on an off the shelf commercial grade piece of junk when you can buy this kit and build a rifle that will be something you can beat the crap out of and still pass it on down to your kids. 

**UPDATE**  Well, that didn’t take long.  The build kit is now sold out.  Sorry guys.  Will let you know when this deal comes around again.

PSA 16″ CMV Chrome Lined Premium Rifle Build Kit

620 PSA Rifle Build Kit

PSA Blem Lower

6250 PSA Blem Lower

NEW!! Harpe Complete Upper from Ares Armor

Posted on February 23rd, 2014 by ar15news

Ares Armor is offering a ridiculously good deal on their new Harpe complete upper for those who pre-order and are willing to wait a little bit for it to come in. The Harpe complete upper features Ares Armor’s new “Harpe” handguard, Black Nitride Barrel, Effin-A MKII compensator, Full Auto Nickel Boron BCG and an Extended Latch Charging Handle which is a ton of nice features for less than $500. When you order the upper it makes you acknowledge that it may take up to 90 days to fill your order so that should give you some idea of time frame. Hopefully it will be sooner than that though. Check out the pics and details below. Get in on the pre-order at

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The Ares Armor Harpe free float Upper 5.56/.223 epitomizes greatness and does so at an unbeatable price. To be blunt, you WILL NOT find a better upper on the market. Each part of the Harpe Upper is designed and manufactured in the USA.

–  Ares Upper Receiver
–  Ares Black Nitride Barrel
–  Ares Hand Guard The “Harpe”
–  Ares Effin- A MKII
–  Ares Full Auto Nickel Boron Bolt Carrier Group
–  Ares Extended Latch Charging Handle

Great Deal!! Quentin Defense Blem Forged AR-15 Receiver Sets

Posted on February 20th, 2014 by ar15news

Quentin Defense is most notably known for their quality, affordable billet receivers but they also offer forged receivers as well. As with all manufacturers, over time you accumulate some cosmetically blemished versions of your products that are still 100% functionally the same as the non-blem models. Blems can be small nicks in the finish, scratches or even slight differences in anodizing colors. Right now Quentin Defense has some cosmetic blem forged receiver sets in-stock at an awesome deal. These would be great for those looking for an inexpensive receiver set, those who know they are going to scratch up their receivers anyway or those who already plan on doing a custom Cerakote color on their new rifle build. You can pick up a Quentin Defense stripped blem receiver set for just $115 at


Forged Mil-Spec Receiver Set.


Receivers are dimensionally correct, but may have cosmetic blems such as nicks, scratches, anodize color mismatch or other purely cosmetic issues.

Perfect for budget builds or Cerakote finishing.

Upper and lower receivers are cut from 7075-T6 forgings and Type III hard anodized.

Upper and lower receivers come stripped. Lower fire control parts, dust cover and forward assist hardware not included.

Limited quantity in stock.

NEW!! “Three-Percenter” Forged Lower from Adams Arms

Posted on February 19th, 2014 by ar15news

Adams Arms already has what I would call a cool forged lower. They come with a very nice deep black anodized finish and have a serrations on the front of the magwell that not only give you better grip but also a unique look as well. Now they’re offering a limited edition run of Three-Percenter lowers that have the “III” logo laser engraved on the magwell surrounded by 13 stars representing the original 13 colonies. The term “Three-Percenter” refers to those willing to stand up and fight for our freedoms and oppose tyranny. If you feel you are a “Three-Percenter” as I know many of you are, you’re going to love this new lower. Check out the pictures below then head on over to to pick one up for yourself.

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Adams Arms Stripped Lower engraved with the Three-Percenter III% logo. LIMITED TIME OFFER


Weight: 8.384 oz.

During the American Revolution, the active forces in the field against the King’s tyranny never amounted to more than 3% of the colonists. Three Percenters today identify with this 3% because they were true patriots fighting for the freedoms the nation we love and honor was founded upon.

Tactical Machining Class A Blem 80% AR-15 Lower Sale

Posted on February 14th, 2014 by ar15news

Tactical Machining just informed use that they have a bunch of “Class A” Blem 80% AR-15 lowers available and on sale. Tactical Machining grades blems on a 3 tier scale. Class A Blem lowers are basically as close to perfect as you can get but have extremely minor blemishes that most people would never even be able to notice. They could have actually just sold these as non-blem lowers but they have a very strict Quality Control process and these just barely didn’t pass. Check them out and stock up on some 80% lowers for just $59.99 each.

Tactical Machining Class A Blem Lowers

This is our highest quality 80% AR-15 blem receiver we offer, its practically perfect! Our standard 7075 forged 80% AR-15 lower receiver. This is a Class A blemished lower receiver with a minor imperfection. Most imperfections are unnoticeable and NONE affect the functionality.


This is a Class A blemished lower receiver with extremely minor imperfections. Most imperfections are unnoticeable and NONE affect the functionality. These 80% AR-15 Lower receivers start as 7075-T6 forgings from the lead forge in the US and are fully machined to mil-spec tolerances. The operations left to be completed are as follows/ fire control group, trigger pin, hammer pin, trigger slot and the safety selector hole. This is a not an FFL item. This is not a complete receiver and still requires machining to be done. We have a copy of our ATF determination letter and our determination update stating that it is not a firearm.

Blemish: Some blemishes are slight scratches or dings. Again these blemishes are purely cosmetic and do not affect the functionality of a completed receiver.

Blem Classes:

Class A – Extremely minor imperfections in the forging. Imperfections are so minor you will be hard pressed to find them. No imperfection impairs function of receiver.

Class B – Minor imperfections to the forging. Imperfection might be noticeable on sight or slightly to touch such as small scratch or slight ding. No imperfection impairs function of receiver.

Class C – Noticeable imperfection to the forging. Imperfections consist of larger (up to a quarter inch) dings or pits. No imperfection impairs function of receiver.

AR15NEWS Exclusive Deal – San Tan Tactical STT-15 Blem Lower

Posted on February 7th, 2014 by ar15news

One of the sweetest new lowers to come out on the market recently is the San Tan Tactical STT-15 billet completely ambi lower. Not only does it have a super unique look with a great finish but each lower also comes with fully ambidextrous controls including ambi bolt release and ambi mag release, plus ambi QD sling mounts built right into the lower. Normal retails is $290 but right now they have some lowers with minor cosmetic blemishes that they are calling STT-15-GRENADES and are ready to move them at a heavily discounted price. 

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These blem lowers are 100% functionally the same as non-blem models but may have minor nicks or visible tool marks but nothing major. They are also switching to a reversed flag design where these have the forward facing flag. Some companies wouldn’t even think twice about selling these as normal lowers but they just simply aren’t up to San Tan Tactical quality standards when it comes to the finish and look of the lower. The pictures below are of an actual blem lower and show an example of the minor cosmetic issues.

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620 San Tan Tactical STT-15 Billet Lower Blem 1

For non-AR15NEWS readers the price on these blem lowers is $230. However, we were able to get a special discount code just for you guys. Use the code “ar15newsblem” at checkout and you can get yours for just $199.99. You can even choose with or without the San Tan Tactical logo on the magwell. Head on over to to get one for yourself. 

The old discount code had expired but San Tan Tactical gave us a new code in celebration of Presidents Day. Use the code “AR15news4Pres” at checkout to snag one for a limited time only at just $199.99 a piece.

NEW!! Spartan-15 Billet AR-15 Lower from Joe Bob Outfitters

Posted on February 5th, 2014 by ar15news

A few months ago Joe Bob Outfitters introduced their new Spartan-15 Enhanced Billet Lower. I wanted to show you guys but they kept selling out before I could do anything. This time I was ready when they came back in-stock. As you already know, there are lots of billet lowers on the market, but so many of them look just like the next one and not to mention they can be very expensive. This is not the case with the new Spartan-15 Enhanced Billet Lower. The Spartan-15 has a very unique looking design and also features a Spartan Helmet on the right side of the magwell with the famous inscription “ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ” just below the helmet. Not only does this lower look amazing but it is also one of the best deals running. At just $119.95 its nearly the same prices as most forged lowers but offers a lot of addition features such as a flared magwell, 45 degree selector compatibility, threaded bolt catch assembly, upper receiver tensioning screw, and a bunch more (listed below). These seriously are a no-brainer. I need another lower like I need another hole in my head but I think I’m going to have to buy one of these. You can buy one too at

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-Manufactured from a solid block of Aircraft Grade 7075-T6 Billet Aluminum
-Broached Magazine Well with drop free design and beveled bottom lip
-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)-Uses 1/16” Allen wrench
(Rear take-down pin spring may need to be trimmed if set screw is used to give proper tension on pin)
-Upper Tensioning screw (includes hardware)-Uses 1/8” Allen wrench
-Threaded bolt catch pin hole (includes hardware)-Uses 1/16” Allen wrench
-Safety Selector pocket notched for BAD 45 degree selector drop in with no modifications needed
-Engraving accommodates 45 degree BAD, 60 degree Noveske, and 90 degree (standard) selectors
-Compatible with Norgon and other aftermarket ambi mag releases
-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, Mil-Spec and Commercial receiver extensions, and most aftermarket parts.
-The Tactical Link AR-15 Enhanced Battery Assist Lever WILL work with the ML-15
-Like most billet lowers, the Magpul BAD lever will NOT function properly on the ML-15

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Purchase the Spartan-15 Enhanced Billet Lower from Joe Bob Outfitters at

Photos by Stickman

Bulk/Dealer Pricing available as well:
Use Coupon Code “SPARTAN3” for $20 Off Each Lower with 3+ Qty ($99.95)
Use Coupon Code “SPARTAN10” for $25 Off Each Lower with 10+ Qty ($94.95)
Use Coupon Code “SPARTAN25” for $30 Off Each Lower with 25+ Qty ($89.95)



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