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Save 20% on Wilson Combat Tactical Trigger Units (TTU)

Posted on October 21st, 2014 by ar15news

Wilson Combat is running a limited time sale on their drop-in Tactical Trigger Units. If you know one thing about Wilson Combat its that they know quality and take it to the next level. Right now you can pick up one of these awesome trigger units and save 20% while you’re at it. They offer 5 different models that fit in either the Duty, Competition or Hunting category as well as both Single and Two Stage options. No coupon code needed for this sale. Just head on over to WilsonCombat.com to see the current prices. 

Wilson Combat TTU ON Sale

New!! X-Products Performance Based Uppers for Your AR-15

Posted on October 16th, 2014 by ar15news

X Products is best known for their awesome drum mags. They make drum mags in 9mm, 5.56 and .308 for multiple different types of rifles. Recently they started venturing into the AR-15 Complete Upper market. They’re offering complete uppers (minus BCG and Charging Handle) using high quality components at an extremely affordable price point. Right now they have 5 different upper receiver groups (such as the ones shown below) in-stock in 5.56 or 300BLK with a Fortis REV rail at the ridiculous price of just $450. Read the details and check out the pics below. 

At X Products we believe in “Specification Driven” performance systems that are built to achieve the best results when paired with proper ammo and components. We use components that interact with each other, have modular features and work with Mil Standard parts. This is done so the end user can easily work on their firearm using Mil Standard wrenches and off the shelf tools so they can familiar with their firearm without having to contact a gunsmith when there is a problem, or when they want to change parts.

X Products 16.1 300 BLK Lawman 12 Rail Black X Products 16.1 300 BLK Lawman 12 Rail BlackX Products 16.1 5.56x45 Lawman 14 Rail

Our line of enhanced uppers all have 4140 chrome-moly salt bath nitride or 416 stainless steel barrels that are easily good for 10,000 rounds of continuous accuracy (unless specified otherwise), and work on a free float rail system manufactured by Fortis that is light weight, durable, modular, and mounted to a mil standard barrel nut. Our uppers are hammer forged by Anchor Harbor on 7075-T6 aluminum and machined to exact M4 tolerances including feed ramps and rail markings for locating optics. Each upper is discretely marked with our manufacturing information and LOT number to ensure quality control. We offer both fixed gas systems and adjustable gas systems, so you can either by a gun for regular use or suppressed use. We only use clamp on gas systems as they are rigid and easy to remove with an alan head wrench. Each gas system is fitted with a WMD stainless steel salt bath nitride gas tube that is black limiting appearance and offers improved lubricity fighting against carbon build up. All uppers include a forward assist, barrel nut, barrel, gas system, and forend rail. We do not include a flash brake unless specified at bottom of page, bolt and carrier group (these will work with any mil standard bolt and charging handle). Available in Cerakote ™ FDE or black anodizing, all uppers include X Products no-hassle lifetime warranty.

You can take a look at the entire line of X Products Performance Based Uppers and make a purchase at www.XProducts.com.

Columbus Day Sale – Chase Tactical

Posted on October 13th, 2014 by ar15news

Chase Tactical is holding a Columbus Day Sale.  Use coupon code COLUMBUS to receive 10% OFF your order through 10/13/14.

www.ChaseTactical.com

Chase Tactical Columbus Day Sale

RBA Melonite 16″ 5.56 M4 Carbine Barrel On Sale – Just $75

Posted on September 30th, 2014 by ar15news

No need to wait until November to get some Black Friday style savings. Red Barn Armory has a smoking deal going on right now. They have 16″ 5.56 M4 profile Carbine Length Melonite Coated barrels that they are offering for a limited time at just $74.95 a piece. Obviously this isn’t a match grade barrel but if you’re building on a budget, its not gonna get much better than a Melonite Coated barrel for just $75. Don’t pass this deal up. This is a limited time offer that you might never see again. Use the code “PATRIOT” at checkout on www.RedBarnArmory.com to get the discounted price. 

Red Barn Armory 16 inch 556 Melonite 1 620

Red Barn Armory 16 inch 556 Melonite 2 620

16″ AR15 Barrel. 5.56, M4 profile, carbine, 1-7 Twist. M4 feed ramps, Barrel Extension installed. Melonite finish.Barrel uses carbine length gas tube, and .750″ diameter gas block. Made in USA. Small Made in USA flag

-  Length: 16″
–  Caliber: 5.56 NATO
–  Twist Rate: 1/7
–  Profile: M4
–  Threaded: 1/2″x28tpi
–  Material: 4140 cro-moly
–  Finish: Melonite
–  M4 Feed Ramps: YES
–  Gas system: Carbine
–  Diameter at gas block: .750″

Use the code “PATRIOT” at checkout on www.RedBarnArmory.com to get the discounted price.

NEW!! Faxon Firearms 18″ .308 AR-10 Stainless Steel Heavy Barrel

Posted on September 26th, 2014 by ar15news

Faxon Firearms has been teasing all of us with the possibility of a .308 version of their ARAK-21 upper. Just yesterday they came one step closer to what we’ve all been waiting for by revealing their new 18″ .308 AR-10 Stainless Steel Heavy Profile Barrel. While this barrel isn’t the same as what would be used in a .308 ARAK-21, it shows they are working on .308 components right now. As I predicted at the beginning of the year, this has been a huge year for the AR-10. So many companies have released .308 receiver sets, barrels, rails, etc. and it only makes sense to cap it off with Faxon Firearms. As with all Faxon Firearms barrels, the 18″ .308 Stainless Steel barrel is a very nicely made barrel that won’t break the bank. (20″ fluted and 18″ medium profile 4150 barrel pre-orders coming soon) You can see the details below as well as a couple pictures of the new barrel. 

Faxon Firearms 308 AR-10 SS Barrel 1 620

Faxon Firearms 308 AR-10 SS Barrel 1 620

–  Barrel Material: 416-R
–  Barrel Type: Button Rifled
–  Barrel Caliber: .308 WIN
–  Barrel Twist: 1:10
–  Barrel Length: 18”
–  Barrel Profile: Heavy
–  Barrel Gas System: Mid
–  Inside Finish: Bright Stainless
–  Outside Finish: Bright Stainless
–  Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
–  Gas Block Diameter: .750″
–  Gas Port Diameter: .078
–  Barrel Extension: M4 Style
–  Weight: 2.49lbs
–  Magnetic Particle Inspected
–  Price: $255

Purchase now at www.FaxonFirearms.com

Free Elzetta Knit Cap with Purchase of Any Flashlight

Posted on September 25th, 2014 by ar15news

Elzetta makes some absolutely awesome flashlights and now through the end of the month they are giving away a Free Knit Cap with the purchase of any of their Elzetta Modular Flashlights. Elzetta offers multiple different options including the single cell Alpha with an output of 315 lumens, two cell Bravo with your choice of standard (265 lumen) or high output AVS (650 lumen) heads and the three cell Charlie with your choice of standard or high output AVS (900 lumen) heads. You can also choose between many different multifunction tail cap switches and bezels. Head on over to Elzetta.com and get your purchase in by September 30th.

Elzetta Flashlight Free hat

Free USA-Made black-on-black knit cap with any Elzetta Modular Flashlight purchase from our website! Yes, even the Knit Caps that we are giving away FREE with any Elzetta Modular Flashlight purchase proudly wear the Made in USA label. (Offer good through September 30 while supplies last.) Every product we offer (even promotional items) are Made in USA because American Made Matters!

http://www.elzetta.com

AM-TAC Precision 5.56 Match Barrel Deal

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by ar15news

AM-TAC Precision has a great unpublicized special going on right now for their Stainless Steel Match Grade barrels. The barrels are 5.56 NATO, 1:8 twist, Mid Length and Isonite QPQ coated. Available in both 14.5″ and 16″ lengths. When you order this deal your barrel will also come with a Low Profile Gas Block and Mid Length Gas Tube.

AMTAC Precision Barrel Assembly Sale

I used one of the 16″ barrels in an upper I built and they are seriously nice. Normally this combo would run $346 but special puts them on sale for just $285. As I mentioned this is not a publicized deal so you have to either call or email them for this deal. Phone orderers can call 208-906-0585 or you can email info@am-tac.com.

For more detailed information on this barrel, head on over to shop.am-tac.com but remember you can not order this deal online. 

JFK Revolution Quote Short & Long Sleeve T-Shirts

Posted on September 19th, 2014 by ar15news

**Pre-Order has ended**

We’ve been inundated with people asking us to do another limited edition t-shirt sale before the holidays so that is what we’re doing. This shirt design stays with the previous concept of Give Me Back My Country!. It is again, straight to the point, letting people know that there are still true Patriots out there that are willing to fight for what they know the USA used to be. The following quote comes from a speech given by John F. Kenedy. Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. If you like the direction our country is headed, please do not buy one of our shirts. We are doing a very short Pre-Order on these so that we can make sure all of the orders are shipped and in your hands well before the holidays. We’re also offering long sleeve shirts as well with colder temps coming. Short Sleeve prices start at just $21.95 for Small thru XL and $23.95 for 2XL thru 5XL. Long Sleeve shirts are just $4 more. ALL shirts include FREE SHIPPING! Purchase your shirts below.

AR15NEWS Revolution Shirt 2 620

Sizes are available from Small all the way up to 5XL. These are a heavyweight T-Shirt and will be screen printed on, no ironed on junk. To simplify the ordering process we have narrowed it down to the 4 most popular colors which are Black with Yellow Text, Navy Blue with Yellow Text, Charcoal Gray with White Text and Red with White Text (for RED Fridays).  *Please Note: Charcoal Gray is only available up to 3XL. Any orders for 4XL and 5XL in Charcoal Gray will be cancelled*

**PLEASE READ THIS PARAGRAPH!!** This is a pre-order and will run from Friday September 19th, 2014 thru Saturday October 4th, 2014. We’ll then submit the order to the printers on Monday October 6th, 2014. We will receive the order back from the printer the following week and will ship them immediately. Please CLICK on the links below to make your selection. **BE SURE TO MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS CAREFULLY!! IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO CHANGE ORDERS ONCE THEY ARE SUBMITTED!** Thank you for ordering your limited edition swag.

Purchase your SHORT SLEEVE T-Shirt HERE

Purchase your LONG SLEEVE T-Shirt HERE

TacStrike Tango On A String Steel Target and Stand Package Deal

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by ar15news

TacStrike is testing the waters and thinking about adding Package Deals with great savings to their website again. If there is enough interest they will add more to the site. To start they are offering a special package deal on the Tango On A String and an Arched Frame Target Carrier. The “Tango On A String” is basically a torso and head shaped AR500 steel target that hanged from a crossbar. Not only do you hear an audible confirmation when you hit your target but the target also moves adding an additional dimension to your range experience. I say lets show TacStrike that Package Deals are definitely the way to go. There are only 10 of these package deals available at just $150 so I anticipate these being gobbled up pretty quick. Take a look at the pics and details below then head on over to www.TacStrike.com to order your Tango On A String Steel Target and Stand package deal. 

TacStrike Tango On A String Steel Package Deal

TANGO ON A STRING PACKAGE

If you are reading this than you are part of my test bed for this new offering. Thanks for coming by.

I will have 10 of these to start with.  I will ship them all on Tuesday the 23rd.

This price is good till Friday the 19th and will only be offered on 10 units.

What you get:

1 – TacStrike Arch Frame Target Carrier

1 – TacStrike Standard Crossbar

1 – Tango On A String B/C Zone 3/8″ inch thick AR 500 Rifle Hard Steel Target

1 – Set of hardware to hang target from crossbar.

1 – Steel Target Usage Guide

1 – TacStrike SWAG pack

You will supply the wooden 2×2 uprights to set the target up. A $1.80 at the lumber store.

If there is a lot of response to this we will start adding some package sets into the website as time allows during the new website build.

Thanks Everyone!

Rob.

http://tacstrike.com/Tango-On-A-String-Steel-Target-Package.html

AR15NEWS SPR (Special Purpose Rifle) Build

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by ar15news

A while back I wrote a few articles about the new CIV Tactical SPR (Special Purpose Rifle) barrels that they were producing one at a time by hand and the extreme accuracy reputation they have. That got me thinking I needed to get my hands on one myself and do a new SPR build. My plan was to buy one of Dustin’s barrels and assemble the rifle myself but after talking to him a bit he said, “Hey, send me all of the parts you have and I’ll hand assemble it the CIV Tactical way.” I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant but it sounded cool to me. 

I already had a Tactical Firearm Solutions receiver set and Parallax Tactical rail ready to go that TFS and cerakoted a nice Sniper Gray for me. I boxed up the Upper Receiver, Rail and Gas Tube to which Dustin would add the new SPR Barrel (which comes with a matched Bolt), Gas Block and CIV Tac Flat Line Muzzle Brake. I had never had Dustin build me a complete upper and still didn’t know what the “CIV Tactical Way” meant but I was soon to find out. Along the way Dustin sent me some pictures of the progress and detailing some of the things he does to make sure you get the accuracy that his barrels and uppers are known for.

One of the first photos he sent me was showing the Bling Bling of the barrel crown that he does by hand on his lathe. 

1 CIV Tactical SPR Barrel Crown

Another set of pictures he showed me was the process of Lapping the face of the receiver threads and the rear facing side of the barrel extension. This process is typically done in precision bolt action rifles and ensures that the barrel is in perfect alignment with the upper receiver which obviously is done for increased accuracy.

1 Civ Tactical SPR Upper Lapped

1 CIV Tactical SPR Barrel Extension True

After a couple of weeks I received the assembled upper back and and couldn’t wait to get it all kitted out and take it to the range. Below is a great shot of the barrel itself before mounting the rail on the upper. As I mentioned before these barrels are completely hand made 416R Stainless Steel, 1/8 Twist and are chambered in .223 Wylde. The .223 Wylde chamber will shoot any .223 or 5.56 round but is designed to increase the accuracy of 5.56 NATO ammo. 

CIV Tactical SPR 0

The assembled upper has a Tactical Firearms Solutions Upper, Armageddon Tactical charging handle, Griffin Armament 45 degree offset Fail Safe Sights, Ares Armor NiB Bolt Carrier with CIV Tactical Match Bolt, Vortex Optics Viper PST 4-16 FFP scope, Parallax Tactical FFSSR 15″ rail, CIV Tactical 18″ SPR Match Barrel, Gas Block and Flat Line muzzle brake. 

CIV Tactical SPR 1CIV Tactical SPR 6

The lower I assembled myself and used the matching Tactical Firearms Solutions lower, Battle Arms Development Selector and EPS pin set. The EPS pins were a big help as the Cerakote made it nearly impossible to install a standard set of Takedown Pins. Even now they are very tight (which is how I like them) but the detent for a bullet tip on the other side makes it a breeze to push them through. I also used a LUTH-AR MBA1 stock that I got from MidwestPX. This stock is about half the price of comparable models such as the Magpul PRS but it still performed great, however its not quite as refined quality as you would expect. For an SPR rifle I don’t thin you would want to use anything other than a nice 2-stage trigger which is why I went with the Geissele SSA-E. I have this same trigger in other rifles and its seriously one of my favorite triggers I’ve ever used. Smooth, light take-up, you feel the wall (beginning of the second stage) and know if you pull any further that rifle is gonna go bang. The SSA-E will easily make any lower feel like a highly tuned machine.

CIV Tactical SPR 2CIV Tactical SPR 3

I mounted the Vortex Optics Viper PST 4-16 First Focal Plane scope in an American Defense Manufacturing QD mount and purchased a B&T Industries Atlas bipod. This setup really completed the rifle and man did it look sick!  

CIV Tactical SPR 9

The whole rifle just really came together perfectly but what you and I really want to know is….”How does it perform at the range?” I loaded up my rifle, some Greenline Tactical 75gr .223 ammo and headed to the 100 yard range. One thing I didn’t want to do is put the rifle in some lead sled and get accuracy data that way. I wanted to shoot it exactly how I would if I were actually using it which for me is Bipod in front, Bag in back. After getting the scope dialed onto the target it was time to do my best not to mess this up. :)

Civ Tactical SPR at the range

I decided to shoot 5 round groups instead of 3 just to show consistency. The following images are just a few of what I would consider excellent groups that I got out of this rifle at 100 yards. There were so many of these to choose from so I just picked three that were somewhat different. The first image shows a 5 round .5 MOA group (looks like 4 shots but the 5th went through one of the other holes). The second image shows 5 round .625 MOA group. The third image shows a 4 shot .5 MOA group with a low 5th round that knew I pulled as soon as I shot it.

1-CIV Tactical SPR Range 1

2-CIV Tactical SPR Range 2

3-CIV Tactical SPR Range 3

The upper shot absolutely perfect with zero FTE’s and zero FTF’s, bolt held open on an empty mag, it was just perfect. I own and have shot lots of other supposed “Match” barrels and many of them are so inconsistent that they made me think I was doing something wrong. The CIV Tactical Match SPR Barrel proved to be an extremely consistent rifle even in the hands of a novice precision shooter such as myself. Suffice it to say, the CIV Tactical SPR barrel is the real deal. I know there are some true shooters out there that could get even more accuracy out of this barrel. As I’ve mentioned before, I typically build all of my own AR’s but I would not hesitate even for one moment to have Dustin at CIV Tactical build me another upper. When you couple the hand made CIV Tactical barrel with the gunsmithing that Dustin does prior to assembly, it shows that precision shooting isn’t just reserved for bolt action guns. You can purchase this exact CIV Tactical SPR barrel in either 18 or 20 inch lengths with a matched Bolt right now at www.CIVTactical.com.

I have listed all of the pertinent links below. Be on the look for some followup reviews of items like the Vortex Optics Viper PST 4-16 FFP scope and Griffin Armament Fail Safe Sights.

CIV Tactical
Tactical Firearms Solutions
Parallax Tactical
Vortex Optics
Battle Arms Development
Geissele Automatics
LUTH-AR Stock
Griffin Armament
Atlas Bipod

Greenline Tactical

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