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Weapon Outfitters is having one of the best money saving 4th of July Sales that I’ve seen this year. They are offering 15% off all Complete Uppers and Custom Upper Builds on their website. This includes uppers from from some awesome companies such as AAC (Advanced Armament Corp), Centurion Arms, Daniel Defense, KAC (Knights Armament Company), LWRC, PWS (Primary Weapon Systems) and TROY. 15% off is probably the most generous discount you’ll see for a while on uppers of this quality. Use the code “4THOFJULY” at checkout, now through Monday the 8th to save 15% off your order. Head on over and check these out at

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**4th Of July 2013 Sale** DIY Armory 80% Lowers

Posted on July 2nd, 2013 by ar15news

The guys over at just received their latest shipment of 80% lowers and these look like the nicest ones I’ve seen to date. They are all on sale right now through July 13th at midnight. There has been a huge explosion in the popularity of 80% lowers lately. I would venture to say there are thousands of people right now that have ordered 80% lowers from Crowd Funding Campaigns promising lowers for ridiculous prices. These customers still have not received them for one reason/excuse or another. That is not the case with All of their lowers are in-stock and ready to ship and were actually produced by one of the largest forges in the U.S. These new lowers also feature grip serrations on the front of the magwell and also have the Safe and Fire selector symbols already etched in so that is one less thing for you to have to do. Many people think the benefit of buying an 80% lower is to save money but in actuality you probably won’t save any money. The real benefit is to have a non-serialized lower that only you know about. Get yours at and get yours way before those other guys will. Details are listed below.

620 DIY Armory 80 percent Lower New Style 1

620 DIY Armory 80 percent Lower New Style 1

620 DIY Armory 80 percent Lower New Style 1

As always:

-7075 t6 forged lowers

-Flared and 100% Broached mag wells

-Mil Spec

-Type 3 anodizing

-Made in the USA

Some of the new features on the lowers which we are really excited about and we think make these the best 80% lowers on the market are.

New features:

-Grips have been milled out on the mag well for increased stability when firing.

-A screw hole has been added so a torsion screw can be inserted (screw not included) for increased stability   between the upper and lower.

-We have etched in fire and safe logo’s for customer convenience and savings

Also, if the Facebook Page reaches 25k fans by the end of the month (which would be a huge feat) they will be giving away a lower build kit which includes one 880% lower, one LPK and one Buttstock and Buffer Tube Kit. Make sure you like their page to qualify.

Iron Sight 15 just announced the other day that they were dropping the prices on their AR15 upper receivers permanently. I have a few and they are just super clean, high quality upper receivers. The new purchase price for a single stripped upper will be $110.99 instead of the old $119.99 and 2-pack uppers will sell for $211.99 instead of $229.99. In addition to the new pricing they are also running a special in celebration of the 4th of July. By using the code “IS15JULY4″ you will save an additional $10 at checkout. Head on over to

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Iron Sight 15 AR15 Forged Stripped Upper 3

Perfect Lowers and Uppers for the Do-It-Yourself’er

Posted on June 27th, 2013 by ar15news

AERO Precision just introduced some of their forged AR15 Uppers and Lowers that are non-anodized. Some of you might be thinking “Why in the world would I want an unprotected receiver?”. Well, its actually a pretty awesome idea. I know tons of people who buy lowers only to sand blast the anodizing off and do a custom Cerakote or similar coating in any number of colors or patterns. Want a little Bling-On-Your-Sling? Polish these up and throw on a clear coat. By having the ability to purchase non-anodized receivers you not only save yourself a few dollars but also save yourself quite a bit of time and effort. If you are a do-it-yourself’er and plan on re-coating your lower, this is a great way to go. These are not blemished receivers. Uppers are just $79 and Lowers are $99. Purchase at the links below.


AERO Precision Non Anodized Upper


AERO Precision Non Anodized Lower

NEW!! EDS Tactical Armory Billet AR15 Lower

Posted on June 27th, 2013 by ar15news

This is simply one of the coolest lowers I have come across. It may not be for everyone but I think everyone can appreciate the thought and meaning behind all of the markings, etc. Today was the first I’ve seen of the new EDS Tactical Armory billet lower or even heard of the company. Come to find out the company is owned by a relative of a good friend of mine. 

As you can see in the pics below, everything about this lower screams Patriot, 2nd Amendment Supporter, Don’t Tread On Me, etc. There is a Minuteman/Patriot logo on the magwell. The model of this lower is “2A”. The 3 selector positions are “Freedom – Safe”, “Oppression – Fire” and “Revolution – Full Auto”. 

EDS Tactical Armory Billet Lower 1 620

On the reverse side of the magwell, where you will often see “RESTRICTED  MILITARY / GOVERNMENT / LAW ENFORCEMENT / EXPORT USE ONLY”, they have “RESTRICTED  LAW ABIDING / MILITIA / CITIZEN USE ONLY”.

EDS Tactical Armory Billet Lower 1 620

Here’s some information I snagged from their website.  

-  Made from 7075 T6 Aluminum
-  Type 3 Hard black anodizing
-  Precision broached mag well
-  Features larger beveled mag well for more positive magazine insertion.
-  Integrated flared trigger guard for use with gloves.
-  Larger contour around mag release for better efficiency

The final finished product has not been release yet but will be very soon and at just $179.95 they will go fast. There are some discounted blemished units on their website if you just can’t wait to get your hands on one. I would definitely recommend following the EDS Tactical Armory Facebook page for additional information as it is released. You can also check out their website at

Thanks again to my buddies Richard Kim (aka UWone77) and Stickman for the heads up and awesome pictures.  

Lately I’ve posted quite a few times about stripped uppers and the common question is “Where can I get one with the Dust Cover and Forward Assist installed?”. Well, here it is and its a nice one! It’s been a while since the guys over at Phase 5 Tactical have offered their receivers for standalone purchase because they’ve been putting them all towards filling orders for their very popular rifles and pistol builds. With their last re-stock of receivers they allocated some stripped Lowers and assembled Uppers for individual purchase. The lowers are pretty sweet looking with the P5T logo on the side and run $150. What I think will really appeal to you guys is the upper. The P5T upper comes complete with Dust Cover and Forward Assist already installed at just $120. This is also a great chance buy them together to get a great, high quality receiver set for just $270. These are available for purchase at

Phase 5 Tactical forged upper 620

Phase 5™ A3 Flat Top Complete Upper Receiver.

-Flat top upper receiver, complete.
-Mil-spec type III hard coat anodizing
-Precision machined to M16/M4 specs
-M4 feedramps

Includes: Forward assist assembly, ejection port cover assembly.

Phase 5 Tactical forged lower 620

Phase 5™ Multical stripped AR-15 lower receiver.

-Semi-auto AR15 lower receiver
-Machined from 7075-T6 aluminum forging
-Mil-spec type III hard coat anodizing

Mil-spec dimensions and coatings ensure the highest quality and proper fitment of components

We recently told you guys about the awesome 7075-T6 billet AR15 receiver sets that S&J Tactical released. I’ve kept in contact with them and they seem to be some great guys. They just offered to give us our own special discount code to use when purchasing one of these billet receiver sets. These billet sets usually retail for $430. Their new website will be up soon but until then just message them at the link below for purchase. Use the code “AR15NEWS” when you do and your price will only be $399. They also offer additional colors/coatings such as the Nickel in the last picture at an additional price. I’ve put some pictures below for you to see what these look like. 

Contact S&J Tactical for purchase HERE

You can check out their current website HERE

S and J Tactical Billet Receiver Set 1

S and J Tactical Billet Receiver Set 1

S and J Tactical Billet Receiver Set 1

S and J Tactical Billet Receiver Set 1S and J Tactical Billet Receiver Set 1S and J Tactical Billet Receiver Set 1

Anyone familiar with buying and building AR15’s will tell you there is a big difference between some off the shelf AR15 or Complete Upper versus one that is hand built by a good trained gunsmith. The upper half of the AR15 is most effected by this as the lower is pretty straight forward and easy to assemble. Dustin over at CIV Tactical is an NRA Certified Gunsmith and is full of awesome knowledge and experience with the AR15 platform. I know a lot about building AR15’s but whenever I talk to him on the phone he is obviously on a whole different level. The great part about working with a smaller company such as CIV Tactical is that their prices are very similar to the lower quality components but all CIV Tactical Uppers are hand assembled and function tested by Dustin to make sure they are 100% ready to go. In fact, CIV Tactical will even be featured in next months annual buyers guide in Black Rifle Magazine. Right now he has multiple Rifle Uppers, SBR/Pistol Uppers and BCG’s all listed as in-stock. The Uppers are built when you order them so give him a week or so to ship them after you’ve purchased them. BCG’s or any other parts should ship right away. Check them out at

CIV Tactical ar15 upper-16-piston-centurion arms c4 620

CIV Tactical 7.5 Pistol Upper Troy 620

CIV Tactical BCG 620

NEW!! CMT Tactical Billet AR15 Upper Receiver

Posted on June 17th, 2013 by ar15news

CMT Tactical has been teasing all of us with the promise of a new billet upper receiver for a while now. Thankfully the wait is finally over and we get to see what this awesome upper looks like. I already have one of their UHP-15 billet lowers and am excited to be able to add the new UPUR-1 billet upper to it but the UPUR-1 will also fit any Mil-spec lower. The UHP-15 lower, from my experience, has one of the nicest finishes of any lower I own and it appears from the pictures below that the UPUR-1 is going to be an awesome piece as well. Check out the pics and details below.

CMT Tactiacl UPUR-1 Billet Upper 1 620

CMT Tactiacl UPUR-1 Billet Upper 2 620

CMT Tactiacl UPUR-1 Billet Upper 4 620

The Cross Machine Tool Ultra Precision Upper Receiver Part# UPUR-1 is the perfect Mate to your UHP-15 lower receiver or would also be a great match with any Mil-Spec lower. The UPUR-1 is machined from Billet 7075 T6 Aluminum unlike the more commonly used 6061. Using the 7075 T6 aluminum gives the UP-UR a 65% increase in strength & rigidity over 6061 aluminum receivers. The UPUR-1 is machined on a 5 Axis machining Center to reduce the number of operations/setups required to complete. This machining process allows the highest possible accuracy to be obtained over the traditional 3 or 4 Axis machining method. The UPUR-1 is designed for increased function, performance & to provide an advanced modern appearance & feel to the AR15 platform weapon system.

–  5 axis machined from 7075 T6 billet
–  M4 feed ramps
–  Laser engraved “T” numbers
–  1913 picatinny Rail flat top
–  Mil Spec Type III class II hard coat anodized Black
–  Shell deflector
–  Forward Assist machined into receiver
–  Dust cover port machined into receiver
–  Increased wall thickness for added rigidity
–  Compatible with Mil spec parts
–  Compatible with most aftermarket handguard/rail systems
–  Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects
–  WT 8.7 oz.

CMT Tactiacl UPUR-1 Billet Upper 5 620

CMT Tactiacl UPUR-1 Billet Upper 3 620

Expect the new CMT Tactical UPUR-1 billet AR15 upper receiver to go on sale mid-July with an MSRP of just $209.95. I’ve heard through the grapevine that Rainier Arms will be selling the initial run of lowers at a special introductory price so you’ll definitely want to keep tabs on the CMT Tactical “Manufacturer” Page at And if you really want to be prepared, Rainier Arms has the CMT Tactical UHP-15 billet lower in-stock at the before mentioned link.  

Another great way to keep tabs on the new upper and other new CMT Tactical products is by liking the CMT Tactical Facebook Page and clicking “Get Notifications” under the “LIKE” button drop down menu.

Photo’s courtesy of my buddy at Crossfire / Defense Marketing Group

Piece Together A Great AR Upper At Weapon Outfitters

Posted on June 13th, 2013 by ar15news

Our friends over at Weapon Outfitters have been really raising the bar recently when it comes to offering tons of high quality parts and top notch customer service. One of the things they started doing is offering modular packages where you can pick and choose the components that you want instead of just buying a ready made package and save a few bucks too. Their most popular packages are the ones that include Centurion Arms parts.  Weapon Outfitters is the only place I know of that actually has Centurion Arms C4 BCG’s for sale which is pretty awesome.  If you want to build your own “Centurion Arms” upper this a great way to do it and have your say on what is included.  Check out a few of the different package deals below.  

Centurion Arms CMR Package
With the Centurion Arms CMR Package deal you can add a Centurion Arms Barrel and the awesome new CMR Rail system to a high quality Parallax Tactical upper receiver.  You also get to choose the Gas Block and Flash Hider.  

Centurion Arms CMR Package Deal

Centurion Arms Rail & C4 Bolt Carrier Group Package
With the Centurion Arms Rail & C4 Bolt Carrier Group package you can choose from any of the Centurion Arms rails and combine it with a C4 BCG.  

Centurion Arms Rail and BCG Package Deal


Centurion Arms Barrel & C4 Bolt Carrier Group Package
With this package you get to choose from a list of different Centurion Arms Barrels and a C4 BCG.  

Centurion Arms Barrel and BCG Package Deal


Not all of the packages include the Centurion Arms BCG but you can order that separately HERE.

Centurion Arms BCG



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