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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.

4th of July Sale 2014 – AERO Precision

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by ar15news

AERO Precision has introduced a new limited edition Second Amendment themed lower in conjunction with their 4th of July / Independence Day Sale announcement. The picture of the new lower is shown below. The 4th of July Sale consists of 15% off all orders from the AERO Precision website (except for their combo deals) and FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50. Use the code “freedom” at checkout only at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com.

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KAK Industry – FOURTH OF JULY MADNESS Sale

Posted on July 1st, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends over at KAK Industry have a bunch of items for sale on their website in celebration of Independence Day. The selection of items they have on sale is really impressive. They have everything from barrels and buffer tubes to BCG’s and Uppers available at great prices. A few of deals I would recommend checking out are:  KAK Industry Super Sig Tube on sale for $35, Super Sig Tube Complete Kit for $62, KAK Low Profile Gas Block for just $18.50, Lots of KAK barrels on sale, AERO Precision stripped uppers on sale for $59 and the KAK Industry 5.56 BCG for just $90. There are plenty of other deals as well. Thankfully they put them all under one section on the website so head on over and check it out at www.KAKIndustry.com.

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KAK Industry Nitride .308 BCG 1

KAK Super Gen 1 AR Pistol Buffer Tube 4

620 KAK Industry Sig SB15 Super Sig Tube CS

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NEW!! AERO Precision .308 Forged Receivers

Posted on June 27th, 2014 by ar15news

If you’re a fan of AERO Precision like we are, you’re going to love what we have to tell you next. We’ve been hearing little bits and pieces about the possibility of AERO Precision releasing their own .308 AR receivers but nobody really knew when that would happen. That is until earlier this week when they released not just their own .308 AR receivers but their own custom forging that looks really awesome. Unlike most .308 AR components, AERO Precision was able to keep the cost to basically what you would pay for regular 5.56 AR receivers. The new AERO Precision .308 AR receivers are available separately or in a complete Upper and Lower set. If you’re thinking about building a .308 rifle, this is an awesome, cost effective option. I’m personally thinking about doing a sweet all AERO Precision build using this receiver set and their .308 barrel which I think would be sweet. We shall see. Pricing and links are listed below. GeT sOmE!!

AERO Precision .308 Upper Receiver – $135

AERO Precision 308 Upper Receiver AERO Precision .308 Lower Receiver – $185

AERO Precision 308 Lower Receiver

AERO Precision .308 Receiver Set – $288

AERO Precision 308 Receiver Set

NEW!! Rainier Arms RA308 UltraMatch Complete Rifle

Posted on June 25th, 2014 by ar15news

Recently Rainier Arms released one of the sickest looking .308 Billet Receiver sets on the market which make for a great start to any .308 AR build. However, not everyone has the time or desire to build their new rifle. For those who want to buy an awesome .308 Rifle that is ready to go right out of the box, you’re in luck. Rainier Arms is now offering the new RA308 rifle that incorporates their UltraMatch billet receiver set and UltraMatch 16″ .308 Stainless Steel barrel with the new Rainier Arms Switch .308 KeyMod rail and lots of other high quality components. This thing is beautiful! Take a minute to read all about it below then head on over to www.RainierArms.com and get your credit card out.

Introducing Rainier Arms RA308™ Rifle

Our focus was to develop a .308 platform that integrated a lightweight design while using the highest quality components.

Rainier Arms RA308 Rifle 2

Rainier Arms RA308 Rifle 3

The RA308™ weighs in at 8 lbs and 0.6 oz. It features our new Rainier Arms Switch™ Rail 14″. The Switch™ Rail has a brand new mechanism that allows a tool-less removal of the rail for easy access to the barrel nut and gas block. We also redesigned our new Rainier Arms Compensator 308(RAC™) which offers enhanced recoil management and almost fully eliminates muzzle rise. We wanted to build our rifle by using Rainier Arms Ultramatch 16″ Stainless Steel Barrel. These barrels are the finest blank (Shilen Blank) contoured to our specifications for reliability and accuracy shooting.

Rainier Arms RA308 Rifle 5

Rainier Arms RA308 Rifle 5

As always, we designed the rifle to be ambidextrous to accommodate our shooters. Every rifle comes with our ambidextrous charging handle, the Raptor™, the built in ambidextrous bolt release, and ambidextrous 45 degrees safety selector.

All materials used are of industry-leading standards, each weapon carefully and meticulously assembled with a limited lifetime warranty.

Features:

–  Rainier Arms Ultramatch 16″ Stainless Steel Barrel
–  1 in 10 Twist
–  Mid Gas System
–  Rainier Arms Match .308 BCG
–  Rainier Arms Compensator .308 Black Nitride Finish
–  Rainier Arms Switch .308 Rail 14
–  Rainier Arms Raptor Ambidextrous Charging Handle
–  Rainier Arms Ultramatch 7075 Billet Upper Receiver Type III Hard Coat Anodized
–  Rainier Arms Ultramatch 7075 Billet Lower Receiver Type III Hard Coat Anodized
–  Ambidextrous Extended Bolt Release
–  Flared Magwell
–  Integrated Trigger Guard
–  Production Units Will Have a CMC Triggers Flat Trigger
–  Battle Arms Development 45 degree selector
–  MFT Engage Pistol Grip
–  MFT Battlelink Utility Stock

Available for purchase now at  www.RainierArms.com

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Five New Billet Upper Versions from CMT Tactical

Posted on June 17th, 2014 by ar15news

CMT Tactical has been making some really nice billet upper and lower receivers for a while now. You might be thinking, “Yeah, everyone is making billet receivers now.” and you aren’t too far off. What’s setting CMT Tactical apart is their true dedication to quality and the fact that they are willing to develop additional variations of their receives to meet the needs of their customers and potential customers. Recently they introduced five, yes you read that correct F-I-V-E, new versions of their billet AR-15 upper receiver starting at just $128. I’ve listed these new uppers below. Two are in-stock now and the other three will be out next month. Check them out and see if any of them will work for your next build.

First up is the CMT Tactical UPUR-1A. This upper has all of the same features as the original UPUR-1 upper (forward assist, dust cover, 7075-T6 construction, etc) but now features an enlarged Ejection Port making it compatible with 458 SOCOM builds. This upper is in-stock now!

620 CMT Tactical UPUR-1a billet upper

Second is the CMT Tactical UPUR-2. The UPUR-2 is very similar to the standard CMT Tactical billet upper but they’ve removed the Forward Assist. It still has a Shell Deflector and a Dust Cover and is NOT compatible with 458 SOCOM builds. This upper will be available for purchase July 2014.

620 CMT Tactical UPUR-2 billet upper

The third new upper is the CMT Tactical UPUR-3 billet upper. Basically take the UPUR-1A and remove the dust cover and forward assist. You now have a Slick Side billet AR-15 upper that will work great for any AR build but has the enlarged Ejection Port for 458 SOCOM builds. This upper is in-stock now!

620 CMT Tactical UPUR-3 billet upper

The CMT Tactical UPUR-3A is the fourth new upper from CMT Tactical and basically expands on the UPUR-3 upper. This version has a cutout for side charging BCG’s and large enough Ejection Port opening to be compatible with 458 SOCOM builds. This upper will be available for purchase July 2014.

620 CMT Tactical UPUR-3a billet upper

The fifth and final new upper is the CMT Tactical UPUR-4. This upper is a new Slick Side version that addresses the concerns many people have with Slick Side uppers and that is the lack of a Dust Cover to keep contaminants out of the upper. The new UPUR-4 has no Forward Assist or Shell Deflector but it does still let you use a Dust Cover which is a cool feature. As with most of these new uppers the Ejection Port has been slight enlarged to work with 458 SOCOM builds. This upper will be available for purchase July 2014.

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NEW!! S3Fsolutions MK601 Complete Upper

Posted on June 13th, 2014 by ar15news

S3Fsolutions just introduced their new MK601 Complete Upper and it’s a beauty! The MK601 gets its name from an old warning you would post on your property back in the Gold Rush days to tell would be thieves, etc. to keep their hands off your property or pay the consequence. 601 basically means 6 Feet Under, 0 Trial, 1 Rope or in other words, “Mess with me and I’ll put you in the ground myself.”

As if the name itself wasn’t cool enough, the MK601 uppers come complete with a match grade 416R SS barrel, Raptor charging handle, Arsenal Democracy 13.5″ KeyMod rail and Flash Hider, FA M16/AR15 BCG and a buffer spring and 100G buffer designed to work best with the MK601. For a limited time you will also be able to order one of their custom colors for just $50 extra.

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Now you might be looking at this complete upper and thinking “Hey, that looks a whole lot like the…” and you would be correct. The MK601 has the exact same specs as the Arsenal Democracy REAPER upper and is even assembled by Arsenal Democracy for S3Fsolutions. Arsenal Democracy and S3Fsolutions have teamed up to only offer complete uppers through S3Fsolutions from here on out. So if you’ve been thinking about buying an AD REAPER upper, you now need to buy the MK601 but good news, its actually a bit cheaper. Check out the specs and pics below. The new www.S3Fsolutions.us webstore will be live in about 72 hours. Prior to that you can email S3Fsolutions@gmail.com with any questions or to purchase. 

S3F Solutions MK601 Complete Upper 4

S3F Solutions MK601 Complete Upper 4

S3F Solutions MK601 Complete Upper 4

S3Fsolution MK601 uppers are available NOW and already shipping! Available in 556 and 300 blackout, They will also be available in 14.5″ 16″ and 18″ ( 10.5 and 8.5 coming soon.) 7 hydro color options from multicam , atacs and all Kryptek. And 5 special battle worn colors will be available also. Starting price of $1099.99 and we are doing a color special for the first 2 weeks! Any battleworn color or any flat color of your pick ( that we offer) for $50 extra. After the first 2 weeks color pricing go up to $150.

UPPER SPECS: 7075 T6 custom hand fitted to the barrel extension.
BARREL: 416R stainless steel , 4 groove Ratchet rifling , 1:8 twist 223 wylde (.223/5.56) hand lapped with medium-heavy contour, mid length adjustable gas. Also available in 300BLK 6R Rifling.
FLASH HIDER: AD templar Tactical standard. AAC/Surefire breaks available.
CHARGING HANDLE: Raptor charging handle
RAIL: Arsenal Democracy 13.5 keymod with integrated QD points.
GAS BLOCK: Arsenal Democracy fully adjustable
BOLT CARRIER GROUP: chrome lined carrier with micro slick coating. Standard 8620 steel full auto .

All uppers come with a buffer spring and 100G buffer.

Email us at S3Fsolutions@gmail.com for questions and purchase orders.

Quentin Defense is pretty well know for affordable, quality billet and forged receivers including some awesome lowers with different Military branch symbol roll marks. QD recently introduced some brand new products to their already awesome lineup of billet AR receivers including two brand new ambi lowers and a .308 Billet upper.

First is the new ambi billet lowers. They look like the standard QD billet but feature an Ambi Bolt Release. These are being offered in both 100% and 80% configurations. The 100%’s are anodized and look great. The 80% model is not anodized and needs to have the fire control pocket machined out but DOES include the ambi bolt release. I really like that QD added the ambi option especially to the 80% model as that is pretty rare in the 80% world.

Quentin Defense Ambi Billet 80% Lower

Quentin Defense Ambi 80 percent Billet Lower

Quentin Defense Ambi Billet 100% Lower

Quentin Defense Ambi Billet Lower

 

At the beginning of the year I started telling people that this was going to be the year of the .308 AR. So far this year we’ve seen more .308 components pop up than ever before. Quentin Defense has just introduced a nice looking DPMS profile .308 Billet upper receiver. Definitely worth checking out if you’re planning a .308 build.

Quentin Defense Billet .308 Upper

Quentin Defense billet 308 upper

NEW!! Rainier Arms .308 Billet Ambi Receivers and .308 Rail

Posted on June 10th, 2014 by ar15news

Rainier Arms is getting ready to make a huge splash in the .308 AR game in typical Rainier Arms fashion with one of the sweetest looking .308 billet receiver sets I’ve seen and their own Rainier Arms version of the Fortis Mfg Switch Rail. Put these two products any of the fantastic .308 barrels that RA already offers and you have a perfect start to an awesome .308 build. 

The billet receivers have basically everything you could ask for. They feature an ambi bolt release similar to the one found on the RA UltraMatch billet lower, Battle Arms Development 45 degree selector compatibility, built-in ambi QD sling mounts, an aggressively flared mag-well and looks to die for! As with most .308 billet uppers there is no forward assist option. This not only saves weight but is typically a useless feature since most .308 Bolt Carrier’s don’t have forward assist cuts anyways. The new RA .308 billet receivers are being sold as a set and will come with a Rainier Arms RAPTOR .308 ambi charging handle as well. You can find more information and sign up for the email “in-stock notification” HERE.

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Rainier Arms also snuck in their very own version of the Fortis Mfg .308 Switch 14″ rail. The RA version features a little bit different ventilation cutouts and, as you’ll see in the pictures below, features a very aggressive reverse angled cut on the front of the rail. It still retains the Quick Attach/Detach function allowing you to quickly “Switch” setups for different mission or competition needs by simply removing the rail and sliding on a different one. You can check out the new Rainier Arms .308 Switch 14″ rail HERE.

Rainier Arms .308 Switch Rail 1

Rainier Arms .308 Switch Rail 1

Rainier Arms .308 Switch Rail 1

If you’re like me and have the itch to build a sweet .308 rig, Rainier Arms is your one stop shop for anything you need to make it happen. In the words of Pat McNamara “Get you some!”. www.RainierArms.com

Had a nice time sighting in / function testing a couple of my newer AR’s at the range the other day. I typically shoot on private land but bench shooting is a good way to get your guns out, put some rounds through them and make sure they are running good. For the most part there were no issues but any AR builder will tell you it only takes one small issue to throw a monkey wrench in there.

620 CIV Tactical SPR AERO Precision AR Pistol Vortex opticsClick to enlarge

The rifle has an upper built by CIV Tactical using receivers are from Tactical Firearms Solutions. CIV Tactical used their excellent 18″ SPR barrel and Matched Bolt that are known for getting some extremely low sub-MOA results. I used an older Bolt Carrier with the supplied bolt and figured everything would be fine. When the rifle wouldn’t eject a single round I knew there was something going on. Instead of just giving up and using the other AR I brought I decided to try to figure out was the issue was. After trying 2 different lowers, 4 different mags and 2 different types of ammo I decided to try a different BCG. Swapped it out and it ran like a Sewing Machine. I know the Matched Bolt is good as it was test fired with that exact Bolt so it’s pretty obvious I can narrow it down to the Bolt Carrier such as a leaky Gas Key. Looks like I threw in my own monkey wrench.  LoL  

The point is if you think logically through your failures and start eliminating possible issues, you can quite often move past the issues with the rifle and still get in some good trigger time. Oh, and bring some tools and small parts with you when test firing a rifle for the first time.  🙂

The rail on the SPR is a Parallax Tactical FFSSR rail. It also has an ATLAS Bipod with ADM mouth and the Stock is the LUTH-AR MBA-1 that you can buy from www.MidwestPX.com. The AR Pistol is all AERO Precision with an Odin Works 10.5″ Barrel, Primary Weapons CQB comp and a KAK Industry Super Sig Tube. Both guns have Vortex Optics…optics.

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