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Labor Day Sale – San Tan Tactical

Posted on August 30th, 2014 by ar15news

San Tan Tactical, makers of one of the coolest ambi billet lowers around and now a really sweet billet upper to go with it, is having a special Labor Day Sale that you’re not going to want to miss. Now through Tuesday morning at 8am you can save $80 when purchasing a billet upper/lower set. All you have to do is add the STT-15 billet lower and a PILLAR billet upper to your cart and then use the code “STTAR15NEWS” at checkout. Just a note, this deal is for NON-Blem receivers only. The code will not work if you add a Blem lower which San Tan Tactical calls “STT-Grenades”. Check out some awesome pictures of the San Tan Tactical billet receiver set below. Purchase links are listed as well.

San Tan Tactical STT-15 Billet Lower

San Tan Tactical STT-15 PILLAR Billet Upper

SanTan Tactical Labor Day Sale 1

SanTan Tactical Labor Day Sale 2

SanTan Tactical Labor Day Sale 3

Photos courtesy of the one and only UWone77.

Sneak Peek!! CMT Tactical Left Side Eject Billet Upper

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by ar15news

CMT Tactical has really been cranking out new products lately and I don’t think they have any plans to slow down. Here’s a little sneak peek at a project they are working on right now. CMT Tactical just prototyped their first Lefty version of their awesome billet UPUR upper. The best part is it doesn’t look like an afterthought like most left hand eject uppers. It features a forward assist and shell deflector on the left hand as well making it a true left hand setup. Not to mention it has the usual CMT Tactical sexy lines.

CMT Tactical UPUR Lefty AR-15 Upper 2 copy

CMT Tactical UPUR Lefty AR-15 Upper 2 copy

As of right now its just a prototype and no availability timeframe was mentioned. I’m sure if there is enough interest and demand for this new Lefty upper, CMT Tactical will make it happen. Be sure to stop on over at the CMT Tactical Facebook page and let them know if you want them to make this Southpaw Dream a reality. You can also take a look at www.CMTTactical.com to check out their full line of billet lowers and uppers. 

NEW!! Lone Wolf G9 Glock Compatible Pistol Lowers and Upper

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by ar15news

Recently I’ve been seriously looking to do an AR Pistol in an actual “Pistol” caliber. As I started looking into it I ran across the Lone Wold Distributors G9 Carbine. The G9 Carbine is a 16″ 9mm AR that accepts Glock magazines which immediately peaked my interest since that is what I carry/shoot the most and I have plenty of 9mm ammo stored up. However, I was really wanting to do something more along the lines of an AR Pistol so I basically stopped right there. Thankfully I am on their email blast because they sent out a notice that they are now offering their G9 Lower in a couple of different AR Pistol variants as well as a new 10.5″ Upper. 

For the G9 AR Pistol Lower, Lone Wolf Distributors are offering you two different configurations. You get to take your pick between a standard AR Pistol Buffer Tube or the awesome KAK Industry Super Sig Tube. Both of these tubes will accommodate the Sig Sauer SB15 Arm Brace so they also offer the SB15 as an upgrade. The cool part is the G9 lower will work with Glock 9mm, .357SIG, or .40S&W mags letting you choose what caliber you want to build your upper in.

Lone Wolf Distributors G9 AR Pistol 1

To go along with their new G9 AR Pistol Lowers, Lone Wolf Distributors added a 10.5″ Complete 9mm AR Upper to their lineup. This upper basically comes ready to rock and roll. You just need to add a set of sights or an optic and feed it some ammo!  

Lone Wolf Distributors G9 AR Pistol 1

Add these two awesome parts together and you’ve got one sweet looking 9mm AR Pistol. 

Lone Wolf Distributors G9 AR Pistol 1

Now that Lone Wold Distributors is offering the G9 as an AR Pistol, this is probably the way I will go when I do it. I love the fact that I would be able to use my Glock mags with the G9 9mm AR Pistol. If you’re in the market for an AR Pistol and want to do something a bit different than the rest of your friends or just simply want a “Pistol” caliber AR Pistol like me, the G9 is definitely something to take a strong look at. 

Check out these components now at www.LoneWolfDist.com.

AR Pistol Build Details and Pictures

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by ar15news

I recently built a new sexy looking AR Pistol that I’ve been taking pictures of and have gotten quite a few questions about what components I used, why I set it up the way I did and how its running so far. Its been a while since I did a “Build Details” article so I figured since so many people were interested in this build I would do one on it. This article will basically be a run down of the different components as well as an explanation of why I used them if needed.

We’ve all seen some AR Pistols that have extremely short barrels/uppers. I tend to not go shorter than a 10.5″ barrel on mine as it’s short enough to make them more compact without sacrificing a ton of accuracy or velocity. This whole build started out with a mid length AERO Precision COP Upper and Forged Lower. This is the second AR I’ve built with this receiver set and I love them.

THE AR PISTOL UPPER
The Upper, as I mentioned, features an AERO Precision COP mid length upper with a Parallax Tactical TiN BCG, Magpul MBUS Pro sights and Fortis Mfg Hammer charging handle. For the optic I wanted something very small and compact so I went with the Vortex Optics RAZOR and an American Defense Mfg QD mount. The barrel is an ODIN Works 10.5″ .223 Wylde Stainless Steel barrel with a Primary Weapons CQB comp on the end. The combination of a shorter barrel and the CQB comp makes it perfect for a home defense weapon but the ODIN Works barrel definitely holds up to its reputation as a straight shooter and is absolutely capable of hitting longer range targets with ease. I’ll shoot some 100 yard groups soon and do another writeup for you guys on the accuracy of this 10.5″ AR Pistol.

AR Pistol Upper

THE AR PISTOL LOWER
The lower for this build is an AERO Precision lower that I bought as a set with the upper for this build. Both were Cerakoted Tungsten for a unique look. So far I’ve added a Battle Arms Development BAD-CASS-SA short throw selector and EPS Pins, Phase 5 Weapon Systems Winter Trigger Guard, Magpul K2 grip and an Impact Weapons Components QD End Plate sling mount. There is a new ALG Defense ACT trigger waiting for it down stairs that I need to install.

Another feature that should be standard on ALL AR Pistols is the combination of a Sig Sauer SB15 Arm Brace and an SB15 specific buffer tube such as the KAK Industry Super Sig Tube or Phase 5 Hex-2.  These buffer tubes push the SB15 further away from the receiver making the setup a bit more comfortable to shoulder (Shouldering the Sig SB15 is legal according to the ATF). For this build I installed the KAK Super Sig Tube and its awesome. You can even get an adjustment kit of rings that you slide on before installing the SB15 to adjust how far back it sits.

You also might notice the MagPod on the magazine. These will be available for purchase very soon!

AR Pistol Lower

THE BUSINESS END
The part I get questions about the most is the business end of the upper. Most people seem to really like this setup so here is a pretty detailed look at it. One of the other reasons I like muzzle devices like the CQB comp is that you can put a light right up to the end of the muzzle and not worry so much about it getting damaged in the blast of the rifle or coated in carbon. My setup consists of a Magpul AFG and a Haley Strategic Partners Thorntail Offset Mount with an INFORCE WML mounted on it. The Thorntail Offset Mount is made by Impact Weapons Components for HSP and is an awesome mount for the WML. It has four slots to mount the WML on and can even be mounted cantilevered like mine is.

IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1

As you can see the WML is pushed out almost to the tip of the muzzle. Pushing it further forward not only reduces shadowing in the light beam but also gives you a lot more real-estate to put your hand on a shorter rail. 

IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1

The next few pictures will show you a detailed look at the complete setup and hand position. While using the AFG I like to put my thumb on top of the rail for a solid grip. To activate the light, all you need to do is slide your thumb to the left and the activation button is right there. This is a very effective and comfortable setup.

IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1

If you like this light setup and want to put it on your rifle or pistol build, I would recommend checking out www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. They have the HSP Thorntail Offset Mount, Magpul AFG grip and INFORCE WML light all in-stock. Plus, if you use the discount code “ar15news” at checkout you’ll save 5% off your entire order. 

This is definitely my favorite AR Pistol build to date. After a few hundred rounds so far I can tell you it runs like a champ and is absolutely a blast to shoot. The bolt holds open on empty mag, no Failure to Eject, no Failure to Feed, etc. Just an all around accurate AR Pistol that I would not hesitate to grab when my life depended on it. 

IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1 IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1

LINKS
AERO Precision
ALG Defense
American Defense Mfg
Battle Arms Development
Fortis Manufacturing
Impact Weapons Components
INFORCE

KAK Industry
Magpul
ODIN Works
Parallax Tactical
Phase 5 Weapon Systems
Primary Weapons Systems
Sig Sauer
Vortex Optics

NEW!! San Tan Tactical Billet Upper – Introductory Offer

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by ar15news

I’ve owned a San Tan Tactical STT-15 billet lower for quite a while now and it is one of my favorite lowers I’ve ever owned. It features full ambi controls including a built in ambi mag release and looks awesome but its always been missing one thing…a San Tan Tactical billet upper! When San Tan Tactical announced they were designing a lightweight billet upper, everyone knew it was going to be a thing of beauty. Just today they officially released the first run of billet uppers and the machining and lightening cuts look amazing. It is machined to match perfectly with a San Tan Tactical billet lower but will look fantastic with any other mil spec dimension lower as well. This first run of uppers are being offered at a special introductory price as well at just $184.95 with FREE SHIPPING.

San Tan Tactical Bilet Upper 4 San Tan Tactical Bilet Upper 4San Tan Tactical Bilet Upper 4San Tan Tactical Bilet Upper 4

There are many different AR-15 upper receivers on the market today. When designing this one there were a few features that were addressed. It was created lighter, stronger, and all while looking good doing it. One distinguishing characteristic is the truss pockets. The truss design acts similar to a bridge that carries and distributes the stress across the entire platform verses putting all of the stress on the material right behind the threads of the receiver. It also in turn helps improve your accuracy. The new STT receiver also comes in at only 8.2 ounces. That’s lighter than some slick side uppers!

• Single billet 7075 -T651 aerospace grade aluminum
• Fully Assembled with forward assist
• Machined in T markings
• Interfaces with all AR15/M16/M4 weapons systems
• Mil Spec Type III class II hard coat anodized Black
• Only 8.9 Ounces
• Backed by STT’s unmatched lifetime warranty.
• Made in the USA! Small Made in USA flag

The first run of San Tan Tactical billet uppers are only available at www.REVOLVR.com.

You can purchase a matching billet lower for yourself new San Tan Tactical billet upper at www.SanTanTactical.com.

Special thanks to my buddy UWone77 for the photos of the upper. He gets his hands on stuff faster than anybody I know.

FREE Bravo Company BCG and BCM COMP with Purchase of Upper

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by ar15news

Not sure how long this has been going on but my buddy Richard just gave me a heads up that BCM (Bravo Company Mfg) has some pretty sweet incentives to buy a BCM Upper. As many of you are already aware, BCM make some of the most sought after rifles and uppers out there. However, the market is slow right now and lots of companies are getting creative to bring prospective buyers their way. Usually BCM uppers do not include a BCG or Charging Handle. Typically that is an extra couple hundred dollars that you have to spend but right now, ALL BCM uppers are on sale and will come with a FREE BCM M16 BCG. However, the sweet spot in the lineup is the 16″ uppers which will also come with an additional FREE upgrade to a BCM MOD 0 Compensator. Basically all you need to do is add a charging handle and you’re all set. With over 100 different upper options all on sale, take your pick over at www.BravoCompanyUSA.com.

BCM-URG-MID-16-KMR13-2BCM BCG M16 BCM Mod 0 Comp

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CMT Tactical has made a really great name for themselves with their great billet AR-15 upper and lower receivers and now they are coming out with their own line of complete uppers. Instead of just doing the typical AR upper, CMT Tactical is doing something pretty cool by offering a 20″ Predator Marksman Rifle upper as the first of many complete uppers.

CMT Tactical PMR Complete Upper 1

CMT Tactical PMR Complete Upper 1

The PMR upper includes a CMT Tactical UPUR-4 Slick Side billet upper receiver, 20″ 5.56 rifle length barrel, 15″ Samson Evolution rail, Low Profile Gas Block, BCM Gunfighter charging handle and a CMT M16 BCG. CMT Tactical also puts there money where there mouth is with an MOA accuracy guarantee. 

CMT Tactical PMR Complete Upper 1

CMT Tactical PMR Complete Upper 1

This complete upper would be great for those who are looking to rid the neighborhood of Coyotes or Bad Guys. At just $785, the price for this upper is very reasonable. You can also request the upper be built with a Dust Cover and Forward Assist for just $60 more. For more information or to purchase head on over to www.CMTTactical.com.

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. 

NEW!! Atomic Tactical Bravo Series Upper Receiver

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by ar15news

Atomic Tactical is a company that I recently started following after seeing some of their stuff on Instagram. They sell a wide range of lowers, uppers, accessories, etc. Just yesterday they released their new Atomic Tactical Bravo Upper and it really caught my eye. The upper starts out with the stunning Atomic Tactical 14.5″ Cryo-Nitride Mid Length Fluted 5.56 barrel which they then add to a BCM Upper, BCM 13″ KMR rail, pinned BCM low profile gas block and a BCM MOD 1 comp that they pin and weld to the barrel to bring it to 16″ Overall Length. Their normal retail will be around $900 but they are offering the Atomic Tactical Bravo Upper for an introductory price of just $699. If you’re in the market for a sweet upper, this is one to check out. I know I want one. Purchase now at www.AtomicTactical.com.

Atomic Tactical Bravo Series Upper 1 Atomic Tactical Bravo Series Upper 1

Atomic Tactical Inc is proud to announce and introduce the ATI Bravo Upper Receiver Group. The ATI Bravo Upper Receiver is composed of only the highest quality components in the industry including a BCM A3 Stripped Upper Receiver w/ M4 feedramps, BCM 13″ KMR Free Float Keymod Rail System, BCM MOD 1 Tactical Compensator (pinned/welded 16″ OAL) and BCM .750 Low Profile Gas Block (pinned). The heart of our rifle is a custom profiled Atomic Tactical Inc. ‘Cryo-Nitride’ Series 14.5″ Mid-Length Fluted Barrel Assembly selected to meet the variety of needs for most shooting communities. All Upper Receiver Groups are assembled in house to our exacting specification with meticulous attention to detail and quality control. Gas block pinning service and pinning/welding of muzzle device is inlcuded standard on all receivers.

Atomic Tactical Inc. Cryo-Nitride 14.5″ Mid-Length Fluted Barrel Assemblies were developed to meet the demands of todays complex shooting environments. Manufactured for the best balance of dependability, wear & corrosion resistance, weight savings, heat dissipation, rigidity, shot to shot consistency and accuracy our 14.5″ Cryo-Nitride Barrels are an industry first and have proven their versatility and balance.

Click Here to Order: http://www.atomictactical.com/atomic-tactical-inc-bravo-upper-receiver-assembly/

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.

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