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SNEAK PEEK!! New NorthTech Defense Billet AR-15 Upper Receiver

Posted on September 20th, 2013 by ar15news

NorthTech Defense and Defense Marketing Group today released a few pictures of the much anticipated NTD billet AR-15 upper receiver. I have an NTD rev3 billet lower and am looking forward to finishing it off with the matching upper. The photos below show it in the raw aluminum state but as far as I know they will only be offered with a black anodized coating. From talking with Dustin, the owner of NTD, I can tell you these will include the Dust Cover and a Titanium Forward Assist Assembly. Its nice to not have to also order an upper receiver parts kit and install it. At just $208 retail (you might find them cheaper) these will move very fast. I like how they put the logo and text on the opposite side from the lower as a nice touch. Just making an educated guess, I would watch for the initial release of uppers which shouldn’t be that far out. ;) You can also check out the NorthTech Defense Facebook Page. Check out the pics below. We’ll be sure to let you all know as soon as they are available for purchase.

620 NorthTech Defense Billet Upper Receiver AR15 1

620 NorthTech Defense Billet Upper Receiver AR15 1

620 NorthTech Defense Billet Upper Receiver AR15 1


Special thanks to my good friends over at Crossfire and Defense Marketing Group for the awesome photos.


NEW!! Mega Arms AR-15 MKM (Mega KeyMod) Upper

Posted on September 19th, 2013 by ar15news

We’ve been hearing about the possibility of an AR-15 version of the Mega Arms MKM MATEN which is an awesome 2-piece .308 KeyMod upper and we now know those rumors are true. I was extremely excited to catch a glimpse of it about a week ago but couldn’t say anything. Now that Mega Arms has officially announced it I get to share it with you and this thing is absolutely amazing. 

The Mega Arms AR-15 MKM looks almost identical to its .308 counterpart with exception to a few differences in the receiver. Most AR-15 rail systems mount to some sort of barrel nut, be it the standard AR-15 barrel nut or a proprietary barrel nut. The MKM platform uses a modified billet upper receiver that the rail system attaches directly to creating one solid piece.

Mega Arms 5.56 MKM AR-15 Upper 1

Some of the benefits of this system include a much stronger attachment interface between the rail and the upper, a very quick and easy way to change rail lengths and easy maintenance. Another benefit that is not so obvious is that there is no more need to time the barrel nut and no need for anti rotation tabs. The rail simply slides onto the upper itself and screws hold it in place.  Because the rail doesn’t just fit onto a round barrel nut there are no worries about the rail rotating during use and the 12 o’clock rails line up perfectly on their own.

Mega Arms 5.56 MKM AR-15 Upper 1

Mega Arms 5.56 MKM AR-15 Upper 1

The Mega Arms AR-15 MKM KeyMod upper will come in 7″, 9″, 12″ and 14″ KeyMod rail system lengths and range from $400 to $485 MSRP. The photo below shows a 14″ rail and just how awesome this setup looks. Unlike the MKM MATEN .308 version, the AR-15 MKM will work with any Milspec lower, not just a Mega Arms lower. This is awesome if you already have a lower that you want to build into a complete rifle. However, I highly recommend buying a Mega billet lower to go with it as it looks awesome. 

Mega Arms 5.56 MKM AR-15 Upper 1

From what I was told, the new Mega Arms AR-15 MKM KeyMod upper is coming very soon. As soon as it is officially released for purchase I will be sure to make an announcement here on Until then, if you want to check out additional pictures of the AR-15 MKM upper, be sure to “LIKE” the Mega Arms Facebook page. You can also keep an eye on

Special thanks to my good friends over at Crossfire and Defense Marketing Group for the awesome photos.

Need A New BCG? I Think I’ve Found BCG Heaven!

Posted on September 6th, 2013 by ar15news

So a while back I started hearing about a company called ICE Arms. At that time it seemed like everyone and their brother were trying to make BCG’s to jump in on the panic buying so I didn’t really pay any attention. Fast forward a few months and the scene has completely changed. Those who made a good name for themselves are still in business. The ones who were in it for the quick buck and had no interest in actually being a long term part of the firearms community are long gone. ICE Arms is one of the ones who now have a strong following because of their great customer service and a large selection of not just BCG’s but upper parts as well. 

ICE Arms Banner

One of the things I noticed was that they offer a ton of BCG options. Not only do they have a Nickel Boron BCG or Phosphate BCG but they offer different bolt materials to suit your preference. You can also choose to buy just the bolt or just the carrier. And all of the prices are very reasonable. If you’re looking for a new BCG is a great place to start looking.

ICE Arms NiB BCG 1 620

But wait…there’s more! While you’re there, check out the rest of their upper parts. They have some really nice barrels in-stock and are coming out with a really cool Side Charging Piston Upper called NAMELESS. You can check these out HERE.

ICE Arms Piston Upper

LABOR DAY GIVEAWAY – AERO Precision Ambi Forged Lower

Posted on August 31st, 2013 by ar15news

AERO Precision is giving away one of their brand new Ambi Forged Lowers to one of their lucky fans on Facebook. Its pretty easy to enter.  Just click on the link below, enter your email address and let the app share the giveaway with your friends. You also need to be a fan of AERO Precision on FB. The winner will be selected on Labor Day, 9/2/2013. They also have some receivers in-stock including blem uppers and lowers that are a great deal. Links are listed below.

Enter the AERO Precision Labor Day Giveaway HERE

Labor Day AERO Precision Ambi Forged Lower

AERO Precision Uppers In-Stock HERE

AERO Precision Lowers In-Stock HERE

NEW!! Fortis Manufacturing Forged AR15 Upper Receivers

Posted on August 26th, 2013 by ar15news

Fortis Manufacturing is making my job so easy lately. They have been coming out with a new product almost weekly. Seriously. They just released the new 14″ REV rail, Gas Block, F-1 Optics Mount and the brand new R.E.D. comp just to name a few. They are now offering Mil-Spec forged AR15 stripped upper receivers as well. These have their Fortis logo laser etched on the top near the charging handle. This is a great way to finish off that REV rail you have just waiting for this upper. Check em out at

Fortis-Upper Forged 1

Fortis-Upper Forged 1Fortis-Upper Forged 1

The Fortis forged flat-top upper is carefully machined to mil-spec standards and made to fit all AR15/M16/M4 family of weapons.


-  Machined from 7075 – T6 aluminum
-  M4 Feed Ramps
-  1913 picatinnny rail flat top
-  Engraved “T” numbers
-  Mil-Spec type III hard coat anodized
-  Dry lube coating to reduce wear and adding lubricity
-  Engraved with the Fortis “F” shield
-  Made in the USA!  Small Made in USA flag

**IN-STOCK** Mega Arms Ambi Billet Receiver Sets

Posted on August 15th, 2013 by ar15news

If my Grandpa were still around he would say, “Mega Arms billet receivers are as hard to find as hens teeth!”.  And he would be absolutely right. Mega Arms receivers have become one of if not the most sought after AR15 components available today. I remember not just a few years ago it was easy to find them. Recently sales in the AR industry have kind of hit a wall but not Mega Arms parts. They are still as hot as ever. If you’ve been looking for a Mega Arms billet set or just simply want an ultra high quality receiver set to start a build on, Rainier Arms has some of the Billet Ambi sets in-stock. I personally own a set and would recommend them to anyone. There are only 29 sets left at the time of writing this article. Purchase your set at  

MEGA Arms Upper and Lower Matched Set 1MEGA Arms Upper and Lower Matched Set 2MEGA Arms Upper and Lower Matched Set 3

Weapon Outfitters Inventory Reduction Deals

Posted on August 14th, 2013 by ar15news

If you’re a retailer you’ll know how stressful it can be to see your inventory growing and growing. Some retailers are proactive and work to keep their inventory moving and the best way to do that is to put out special deals here and there. Weapon Outfitters is always rotating deals on their most popular products and they have two deals going on right now that might be of interest for you guys. With the first deal they took almost $400 off on the Troy M7 16″ Complete Upper. The second deal is a discount on the EOTech 512 which is already the  most affordable EOTech model available. Check out the details at the links below.

TROY M7 16″ FDE Complete Upper

Troy M7 16 FDE Complete Upper

EOTech 512 Holographic Sight

EOTech 512 Weapon Outfitters

PSA Daily Deal!! Complete Premium M4 5.56 Upper with BCG & CH

Posted on August 12th, 2013 by ar15news

Palmetto State Armory is running a 24 hour special on their Complete Premium M4 5.56 Upper with BCG and Charging Handle. From now until 12pm EST tomorrow you can pick up this complete upper for just $410. This complete upper includes the CMV barrel which is made by FN Manufacturing in SC and a Palmetto State Armory BCG. This is a great deal for an awesome upper. I personally have a midlength version of this upper and love it. Purchase your own at **SOLD OUT**

PSA Complete M4 Upper with BCG and CH

PSA M4 Premium  - 16” CMV CL Upper with BCG and Charging Handle

16″ Barrel length
Chrome moly vanadium barrel
5.56 Nato Chamber
1 in 7″ twist rate
Chrome-lined bore
HPT/MPI Barrel
M4 Feed ramps
F-Marked Front sight post
A2 Flash Hider
Sling Loop
Standard Hand Guards w/ heat shields
Forged upper receiver

Combo Deal For The AR15 Builder – Rainier Arms Upper/CH/BCG

Posted on August 10th, 2013 by ar15news

This combo deal that Rainier Arms just came out with is perfect for those who are looking to build a high quality rifle that will withstand years of abuse without breaking the bank. This combo includes a forged Rainier Arms upper receiver, RA Raptor Charging Handle and a RA Full Auto M16/AR15 BCG. If you were to add these items up individually you would pay just over $375 for the set but buy this combo deal and you will only pay $325. I’ll be the first to say that I am RA’s #1 fan. They have great quality products, at a great price and have the best customer service in the business. If you want to build an awesome AR15 upper, get this combo deal at

Rainier Arms Forged Upper Raptor Charging Handle Thunderbolt BCG 1

Rainier Arms Forged Upper Raptor Charging Handle Thunderbolt BCG 1

Introducing our Rainier Arms Upper Package. We have combined our Rainier Arms forged mil-spec upper receiver, Rainier Arms Raptor™, and Rainier Arms BCG phosphate to help our customers in completing their builds.

Normal Registered total price $375.35 You will save over $50 by purchasing the package!

Upper Receiver Features:
-  Made from 7075 – T6 aluminum

-  Type III hard coat anodized
-  Matte black finish
-  Dry lube coating: Inside to reduce wear and adds lubricity
-  “T – Marked” engraved
-  M4 Feed Ramp

BCG Features:
-  Full Auto Carrier

-  Heat Treated
-  MP Tested Bolt
-  Shot Peened

Purchase this complete package only at for just $325.

The Mega Arms forged AR15 upper is basically as rare as Unicorn Tears. I don’t think I’ve seen one in-stock for about 12 months now. Anyways, I just received an email from Stonefire Arms letting me know that they have some. These are some of the nicest quality stripped upper receivers you’ll find. Purchase yours over at

Mega Arms Forged Stripped Upper 1

Mega Arms Forged Stripped Upper 1

Mega Arms uses 7075 T6 Aluminum forgings completed on a Mazak four axes horizontal CNC. The finish is hard anodized, & Teflon coated and is rated at Rockwell 60 abrasive and 30 point.

• Machined per Mil-spec Requirements with critical tooling dimensions held within ±.001”
• Functions with nearly all available stock parts.
• Mega Logo engraved into the Upper.
• Machined from forged 7075-T6 aluminum.
• Black hard anodized with a surface hardness of 60 Rockwell.
• 6.9 oz.



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