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NEW!! Quentin Defense Gen2 Billet Upper Receiver

Posted on October 22nd, 2013 by ar15news

Quentin Defense just introduced their new Gen 2 Billet Upper Receiver yesterday and are offering an introductory price of just $179.99 on this awesome looking piece. At that price you might expect to get a stripped upper but this one actually comes with the Dust Cover and Forward Assist already installed. If you’re having a hard time finding a billet upper for your build like the rest of us are this should be a sweet option. I personally have not owned any QD products but I know quite a few people who have and they’ve all love their stuff. While you head on over to the Quentin Defense website, be sure to check out their billet lowers as well. 

Quentin Defense Gen 2 Billet AR15 Upper Receiver

Quentin Defense Gen 2 billet flat top upper receiver.

-Forward assist installed.
-Ejection port dust cover installed.
-M4 feed ramps.
-Mil-spec Type III hard anodize.
-Flat top design with picatinny rail.
-Laser engraved T marks.
-Compatible with any AR-15 style lower receiver.

Please allow 5 business days to process your order.

www.Quentin-Laser.com

Salient Arms International is very well known for their extremely high end custom handguns and rifles. Right now they have some of their Matched Billet AR-15 Receivers sets in-stock. SAI doesn’t just simply pump out some uppers and lowers and say have at it. They decided if they were going to offer these as a stand alone item they would have to be the same quality matched sets that they use for their production rifles. These are machined from one single piece of aluminum to ensure the absolute best possible fit between the upper and lower receiver. Just looking at the lines in the pictures below, you can see how precise they fit. If you are looking to build a very high quality AR, these SAI matched sets are where its at. 

620 Salient Arms International Matched Billet Receiver Set 1

620 Salient Arms International Matched Billet Receiver Set 7

620 Salient Arms International Matched Billet Receiver Set 4

Salient Arms International AR15 Matched, (from one solid piece of billet aluminum) stripped upper and stripped lower receiver. The whole purpose of offering the “set” as opposed to just the lower, as most companies do, is to ensure proper fit between the lower and upper. As many of you know when building an AR or simply changing out a complete upper for another, there are fitting issue (gaps, rattles, etc.) We felt it necessary if we were going to offer our lower, it would be with a different approach… an “performance/quality” approach that would fall in line with everything we do because ultimately your built weapon will have the Salient name. Hope that helps explain why this is a set.

As I mentioned above, Salient Arms International is extremely well known for their high end hand guns and AR’s. To give you an example, their AR15 is featured in a four page article in Guns and Ammo’s “The Book of the AR15″ Magazine which is out on newsstands now. Additionally, their AR Pistol & Rifle, along with their G34 T1, & 1911 in 9mm will be featured prominently in the upcoming Transformers 4 movie due out summer 2014.

Salient Arms International is currently having some major website work done so the only way to purchase one of these matched receiver sets is by calling them. Each set runs $450 including shipping to your FFL. Call (805) 983-1200 to place your order.

For those unfamiliar with SAI or if you just didn’t know they were on Facebook, check out the Salient Arms International Facebook Page. They have a lot of good information over there about what makes their firearms special.

NEW!! CORE15 Rifles Super Combo Sale

Posted on September 30th, 2013 by ar15news

I’ve been a huge fan of CORE15 for a long time now. They make some very high quality guns and parts that I have personally owned and loved. I really like this new Super Combo Sale they have going on now. They are coupling together some of their most popular items and offering them at a very good discount. What makes it different is that they aren’t pairing the usual little items, they are pairing stuff like their CORE15 M4 5.56 Rifle with their CORE15 22LR M4 Upper or their CORE15  TAC II V 5.56 Rifle with a CORE15 TAC II V 300BLK Upper giving you some real bang for your buck. Check out the details below then click on the link or image for more information.

CORE15® M4 Rifle + .22LR M4 Upper Combo
List price: $1,388.99 / Combo Price: $999.99

620 Core15 M4 Rifle and 22lr Upper Combo

CORE30® MOE & CORE15® MOE RIFLE COMBO
List price: $2,979.98 / Combo Price: $2,399.99

620 Core15 MOE M4 Rifle and Core15 MOE 308 Rifle Combo

CORE15® TAC II.V Rifle & TAC II.V 300BLK Upper Combo
List price: $2,049.98 / Combo Price: $1,599.99

620 Core15 TAC II V Rifle and 300BLK Upper Combo

Links To Build a Quality AR for Just $630 Plus Shipping

Posted on September 29th, 2013 by ar15news

I just figured I would throw together a quick article giving you guys some links to build an affordable yet good quality AR-15. I’ve seen quite a few people lately buying off the shelf, commercial grade AR’s for $700-800. Quite a few other people have asked me for details on what I would build if I were wanting a great bang for the buck AR. With the links I have listed below, you’ll be able to put together a milspec AR-15 with quality parts for $630 plus shipping (price at time of posting). Obviously these parts are just suggestions from me and you can feel comfortable swapping out one product for another from any of these manufacturers. 

PSA 14.7″ CHF M4A1 Premium Upper w/ M16 BCG & CH – Unpinned  –  $450

**Special note on this one.  PSA is not pinning the flash hider on this upper so unless you have either a Pistol Lower or SBR Lower you will need to immediately take it to a gun smith to have it pinned per NFA rules.**

PSA Cheap AR Upper

AERO Precision Stripped Blem Lower  –  $75

AERO Precision AR15 Lower 620

PSA Classic LPK  –  $60

PSA Cheap AR LPK

Damage Industries Complete Milspec M4 Stock Kit  –  $45

620 Damage Industried Complete M4 buttstock kit

High Quality Custom Uppers and Parts In-Stock at CIV Tactical

Posted on September 23rd, 2013 by ar15news

Last night I was doing my thing, looking around for stuff to share with you guys. I decided to check out the CIV Tactical website as I do quite often. He must have just received a shipment of parts because I was surprised to see that Dustin actually had stuff in-stock right now. His custom uppers have become very popular as he personally takes the time and care to fine tune the gas systems of each one to ensure they run flawlessly. He’s like an AR Doctor!

Pistol / SBR Uppers

CIV Tactical 7.5 Pistol Upper Troy 620

Rifle Uppers

CIV Tactial Standard YHM 2 620

Another feature that all of the CIV Tactical uppers have is a Blueprinted Upper Receiver.  Dustin actually puts the receiver into a lathe and makes sure the receiver face is perfectly square which ensures the barrel extension lines up perfectly. As his website says, this is typically only done on precision rifles but has been shown to increase accuracy and reliability in an AR-15 as well. I personally have one of these upper receivers on a rifle and there is a noticeable difference in accuracy between it and some of my other rifles. Right now these are also available for purchase separately and include the forward assist and dust cover.

Blueprinted Upper Receiver

CIV Tactical Blueprinted and Lapped Upper 3

Also, the awesome CIV Tactical Flatline Muzzle Brakes are in-stock as well.

Flatline Muzzle Brake

civtac-flatline-muzzlebrake collage

620 CIV Tac Flatline Muzzle Brake 2

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 RainierArms.com 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 AR15NEWS.com. 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 MegaArms.com.

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 ICEArms.us 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 FortisMfg.com.

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.

Features:

-  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

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