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AERO Precision M4E1 Sniper Grey Cerakote Builder Set

Posted on February 2nd, 2016 by ar15news

Each month, AERO Precision offers a new limited edition run AR builder set complete with Upper, Lower an Rail System. They typically have either a special limited edition feature or limited edition Cerakote finish. This month they are offering their M4E1 Upper Receiver, AR15 Lower Receiver, Enhanced Handguard (12″ or 15″ in KeyMod or M-LOK) and a Billet Trigger Guard, all finished in a limited edition Sniper Grey Cerakote. 

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Includes:
–  M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver finished in Sniper Grey Cerakote. Upper receiver is assembled and includes the forward assist, dust cover and barrel nut.
–  AR15 Stripped Lower Receiver finished in Sniper Grey Cerakote
–  12″ or 15″ KeyMod or M-LOK Handguard finished in Sniper Grey Cerakote
–  Billet Trigger Guard finished in Sniper Grey Cerakote

Make sure to check out AERO Precision’s February Rifle Giveaway for your chance to win an Sniper Grey Cerakote M4E1 Complete Rifle!

This set is a great starting point for a new build that you won’t see replicate the next time you’re at the range and start at just $380 which is an awesome price point. AERO Precision also sells pretty much everything you could possibly need to finish your build including BCGs, LPKs, Barrels, Muzzle Devices and AR furniture. Check it all out at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com.

SHOT Show 2016 – F-1 Firearms

Posted on January 23rd, 2016 by ar15news

F-1 Firearms had some really sweet looking rifles in their SHOT Show booth. Many of the rifles they showcased featured finishes by some of the best Cerakote guys in the business such as BlownDeadLine (BDL Custom Finish). The BDR-15 3G rifles really stood out with their cool skeletonized receivers and rails. 

F1 Firearms BDR-15 3G rifle 1

They also introduced their new BDR-10 receiver sets (we were the first to offer a sneak peek here) which will definitely create some sweet looking big bore builds. 

F1 Firearms BDR-10 308 billet set

You can follow F-1 Firearms on their social media channels below as well as their website.

F-1 Firearms on Facebook
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www.F-1Firearms.com

Sneak Peek!! F-1 Firearms .308 Billet Receiver Sets

Posted on January 13th, 2016 by ar15news

F-1 Firearms makes some pretty sweet looking AR-15 receivers and rails and lately everyone has been asking for them to make a .308 billet set as well. F-1 Firearms has hinted that their .308 sets were coming soon and with SHOT Show 2016 starting next week it only make sense for them to be introducing them there. However, today they released a photo of their SHOT Show display and wouldn’t you know, right at the bottom were two awesome looking F-1 Firearms .308 billet sets.  

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F-1 Firearms .308 billet receiver set 2

F-1 Firearms .308 billet receiver set 3**F-1 sent me this AR15NEWS exclusive photo last night showing both versions of .308 receivers.**

As you can see they will be offering a skeletonized .308 version similar to their AR-15 receivers. I also like that on their non-skeletonized model it still has some aggressive cuts on the sides of the upper. If you are going to SHOT Show 2016 next week you can see these in person at booth #1243. For the rest of us sad saps, we’ll have to wait until they are released for sale soon. 

www.F-1Firearms.com

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Smoking Deal!! VLTOR MUR Upper for $140

Posted on December 10th, 2015 by ar15news

My friends over at AVGuns/GunPoint just let me know they have a crazy Christmas deal going on right now. The VLTOR MUR is one of the most sought after forged (yes they are forged but look like billet) uppers on the market. Their design makes them incredibly strong while looking really nice. Right now you can snag a VLTOR MUR upper for just $140 while many companies are charging closer to $200 for them. Head on over to www.AVGUNS.com and pick one up for that special AR nut on your Christmas list.

VLTOR MUR ON Sale AVGUNS.com

FIRST LOOK – Quarter Circle 10 Pistol Caliber MUR Upper

Posted on November 6th, 2015 by ar15news

Quarter Circle 10 has been working hard to bring multiple Pistol Caliber upper options to market that will match their billet Pistol Caliber lowers. First up is their collaboration with VLTOR to make a “Top Charging” Pistol Caliber MUR upper. Its a slick side upper with a smaller pistol caliber opening. “Top Charging” meaning it utilizes the standard AR-15 Charging Handle. These open for pre-order. Their website says 1-4 weeks but I was told by QC10 they they should ship by the end of next week. Price will be $179.95. If you’re looking for a very nice traditional pistol caliber upper for your QC10 or other builds, check out www.QuarterCircle10.com

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ARES Defense Announces Belt-Fed MCR® Lite at NASGW

Posted on November 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

If I ever get around to doing a full auto lower I will totally need to add an ARES Defense MCR belt fed upper. ARES Defense has been introducing a lot of new stuff lately and this new “Lite” version of their MCR upper is the most recent. Check out the press release below.

**Press Release**

MELBOURNE, FL, October 30, 2015 ­ ARES Defense Systems, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms, parts and accessories announced the introduction of its belt-fed MCR® Lite at NASGW in New Orleans. The MCR® Lite is an upper receiver assembly that fits standard AR15/M4 lower receivers and just like the full-featured MCR® (Mission Configurable Rifle) upper receivers, it features gas-piston operation, a true (3 second) quick-change barrel assembly and the ability to feed from M27 linked ammunition belts or standard AR magazines at the shooter’s discretion.

ARES Defense MCR Lite

“ARES Defense built its business on our belt-fed rifles and upper receiver assemblies which among others, have been purchased by civilians, US government and militaries overseas.” says Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO of ARES Defense. “At 8.5 lbs, the MCR® is the lightest and most portable belt-fed in the world and like all ARES Defense products is 100% Made in the USA. We recently released an engineering test video of our AMG-2 government model where we demonstrate a continuous 700-round burst of automatic fire to show the reliability of our belt-fed line. While the full-featured MCR® and AMG-2 models are a first choice for professional shooters, we wanted to provide a Lite model that allows recreational shooters to experience the thrill of our belt-fed systems at a fraction of the price of our full-feature models.”

The primary differences between the MCR® and the MCR® Lite is that the Lite model has a fixed gas port, aluminum feed tray, round feed roller housing and lighter barrel than the MCR®. Available for immediate shipment by ARES Defense and also being carried by distributors AMCHAR, RSR and others, the MCR® Lite carries an MSRP price tag of $2,995.

ARES Defense AMG-2 video demonstrating a 700-round burst can be found at the following link:

https://youtu.be/ImYaHPkeYEs

For more information, please email sales@aresdefense.com or contact ARES Defense by telephone at (321) 242-8410. Additional details available on the ARES Defense website: www.aresdefense.com

About ARES Defense

Since its founding in 1997, ARES Defense Systems has focused on the development of military small arms and accessories of unique versatility, innovation and exceptional quality for military, law enforcement and commercial customers.  Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, ARES products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra modern facility by a highly skilled workforce.

Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast, ARES’ intense dedication to mission critical innovation has resulted in numerous patented advancements resulting in lighter, stronger, better performing weapons and accessories for the operator. To learn more about ARES Defense Systems visit www.aresdefense.com.

Follow ARES Defense on Facebook at facebook.com/aresdefense, Instagram at @aresdefense, and on Twitter @ARESDefense.

New Products Just Introduced from LANTAC USA

Posted on October 28th, 2015 by ar15news

LANTAC USA just introduced a few new products which are a billet Upper Side Charger (USC), Side Charger E-BCG (Piston and DI) with modular charging hand and an extended Side Charging Handle assembly. Check out the pics and details below.

LANTAC Upper Side Charger (USC)
The LANTAC USC is basically a side charging version of their popular UAR upper. It utilizes their Domed Cam Pin design (will work with our without their Domed Cam Pin) and looks to be another quality upper option from LANTAC. These are available for purchase now at www.LANTAC-USA.com.

LANTAC USC Side Charger Upper

LANTAC Side Charger E-BCG
I have a standard E-BCG and it is hands down one of the nicest BCGs I own. With the introduction of the new Side Charger Upper, it makes sense that they would introduce a side charging version of their E-BCG. The new Side Charger E-BCG has a really cool modular side charging handle and will also be available in both Piston and Direct Impingement (DI) versions. These are in production now.

LANTAC Side Charger E-BCG

LANTAC Extended Side Charging Handle
I remember seeing the Extended Side Charging Handle on one of LANTAC’s UK rifles and thought it was pretty cool. It basically mounts to the same spot on the Side Charger E-BCG as the standard handle but has a Fast Attach/Detach system with an arm that projects rearward. It also features a modular handle setup like the Side Charger E-BCG comes with. These are not available yet but are in production now. 

LANTAC Side Charger E-BCG

Product Overview Videos by Fathom Arms

Posted on October 15th, 2015 by ar15news

Our good friends over at Fathom Arms are pretty well known for their Standard and Enhanced Nitride BCGs. Recently they have also launched their new website and with that new website came a whole bunch of new products from other manufacturers that they are now carrying for sale. I really like that they are doing is these overview videos on the products they are carrying. These videos are not reviews but just video overviews to show you the details and features of the products. Its one thing to see a photo or two of a product but to have a nice video overview of a product prior to buying it is a nice touch. Check out their video overviews of the Fathom Arms Enhanced Nitride BCG and San Tan Tactical Billet Receiver Set below. For more videos, be sure to head on over to the Fathom Arms Youtube channel.

PWS / Seekins Hybrid Rifle Build Details

Posted on October 12th, 2015 by ar15news

Over the years I have built a bunch of ARs. Some are not that special to me but others I have really grown to love and will be ones I will hand down to my kids as they grow up. Most of my rifles are pretty “Frankenstein’ish” So I wanted to start sharing a little bit about those special ARs. Nothing too in-depth. Just easy reading with some parts listed and a nice photo. 

One such rifle is one of the first ones I would probably think of when it comes to grabbing a rifle in a SHTF situation. My PWS / Seekins Precision hybrid which I’ve had for about 4 years now has morphed into a rifle I could never see myself getting rid of. 

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THE LOWER
The Seekins Precision SP223 billet lower receiver was the first part of this build that I owned. At first I wasn’t sure about the looks of the SP223 but it quickly grew on me and I had to have one. With the addition of a Wilson Combat TTU-3G trigger, Battle Arms BAD-CASS-SA-ST (Combat Ambi Safety Selector – Semi Auto – Short Throw) ambi safety, a Magpul MOE+ grip, Fortis QD End Plate and B5 Systems SOPMOD Bravo stock this lower feels complete.

THE UPPER
The upper I can not take as much credit for its awesomeness as I did not build it. It is a Primary Weapons Systems MK114 complete upper. The MK114 consists of a 14.5″ .223 Wylde QPQ barrel, pinned FSC556 comp, PWS Long-Stroke Piston System, PWS 13″ KeyMod rail, PWS Forged Upper and a BCM Gunfighter Charging Handle. 

I added to this upper a set of Magpul MBUS GenII backup sights, an Aimpoint PRO, RailScales KeyMod covers, a Zero Bravo Inc KeyMod RHS (Reversible Hand Stop) and a SureFire X300U with SR07 tape switch.

Why is this one of my favorites? Not only is it a pretty sexy looking rifle but it is an extremely reliable and solid rifle. I’ve put it up against some of my 18″ SPR type rifles and with exception of my .5″ group tack driver it shoots as good if not better than the rest. Its not a cheap setup by any means but it is definitely one I would grab in a heart beat and not have any reservation as to whether or not it could get the job done when called upon. 

Rainier Arms Forged Slab Side Upper Blowout

Posted on September 22nd, 2015 by ar15news

I received an email yesterday letting me know about a deal that is too good to pass up. Rainier Arms had a ton of their Forged Slab Side Upper Receivers made and actually have too many so they are blowing them out. The Slab Side upper is basically just like your normal forged upper but they have removed the forward assist option and added their logo on the side. 

Rainier Arms Forged Mil Spec Upper no forward assist

You might be thinking “Why no forward assist?” which is logical. I’ve always taught AR shooters that if your bolt did fully go into battery, you are better off to manually cycle the action by pulling back on the charging handle, eject that round and grab a new one instead of using your forward assist to cram something into the chamber that doesn’t want to go in there. Their are very few instances where you would actually “need” a forward assist. It also reduces weight while making the upper more low profile as well.

They are actually very nice uppers. I happen to be using one on my new 9mm AR Pistol I just built and its been awesome. Right now theses are on sale at $69.95 instead of the usual $125, only at www.RainierArms.com.

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