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NEW!! Weapon Outfitters 13.7″ Barrel and BE Meyers 249F Combo

Posted on January 29th, 2015 by ar15news

A while back my buddy Roy over at Weapon Outfitters built me a 13.7″ upper with a pinned and welded BE Meyers 249F Flash Hider that has become one of my personal favorite uppers. The BE Meyers 249F flash hiders is amazing and the 16.1 overall length feels just right. You can see a picture of it below. Since then Roy has partnered with Micro MOA to offer a “Weapon Outfitters” branded barrel that is supposed to be pretty awesome. If you’re looking for something a bit different than the usual 18″, 16″ and 14.5″ uppers, this is the start to another great option.

WEapon Outfitters 13.7 barrel BE Meyers 249F 2

Weapon Outfitters has partnered with Micro MOA to deliver new 13.7″ Barrels to market.  When paired with a B.E. Meyers 249F Flash hider (or other long muzzle device like a KX5) you can achieve a 16.1″ overall length (OAL) to meet Federal guidelines. Save a little bit of weight while also toting the smallest possible carbine before you get into NFA territory.

WEapon Outfitters 13.7 barrel BE Meyers 249FWEapon Outfitters 13.7 barrel BE Meyers 249F

With this bundle, you’ll select the gas block you want to pair with your barrel and which version of the 249F you’d like.  Our gunsmith will handle the rest, pinning your muzzle device and staking your gas block.  Gunsmithing options can be deselected if you’ve got the means.  It is your responsiblity to understand the local, state, and federal laws if you choose this route to make sure you’re all hunky-dorry.

Specs on the barrel:

  • Features propietary rifling known as Single Edge Polygonal (SEP)
    • Essentially a combination of standard and polygonal rifling
    • SEP creates less bullet deformation due to its minimal engraving, allowing the bullet to move more symmetrically along the barrel
    • SEP reduces forward escaping gases and minimizing loss of gas pressure,
  • Finished in BlackNitride™
    • Treatment process increases barrel life and provides superior wear-resistance, surface strength, corrosion resistance, lubricity.  But most importantly: BlackNitride™ enhances cosmetic appeal :)
  • Barrel extensions are re-tourqed and then pinned after BlackNitride™ process
  • 4150V Grade Chromium-Molybdenum-Vanadium (CrMoV) steel
  • 1/2×28″ thread pitch
  • 5.56mm NATO chamber
  • 1/7″ Twist Rate
  • Barrels are turned on centers and not chopped down from longer lengths like some other barrel makers do

Check out this combo now at www.WeaponOutfitters.com.

If you’re in the market for a great rifle with longer range capabilities while packing a bigger punch, Radical Firearms has just released their new RF 20″ 6.5 Grendel Complete Rifle at a really great price point. The RF 20″ 6.5 Grendel comes with a 20″ SS match grade barrel, low profile gas block, 15″ RF Hybrid Free Float Rail (made by Seekins Precision), Mil Spec forged upper and lower and the LUTH-AR MBA-1 modular precision rifle stock. Add all of those together and you’ve got a really great rifle at a fantastic price point, starting at just $830 with a few upgrade options to look at. Check out the pics and details below, then head on over to www.RadicalFirearms.com to snag one for yourself.

Radical Firearms 6.5 Grendel 20 inch rifle 3 copyRadical Firearms 6.5 Grendel 20 inch rifle 3 copyRadical Firearms 6.5 Grendel 20 inch rifle 3 copy

Rifle comes complete with:
–  20″ Stainless Steel Match Grade Barrel
–  Radical Low-Pro Gas Block
–  15″ Radical Firearms Billet Free Float Hybrid Rail
–  Custom Stainless Pepper Pot Break
–  M4 Forged Upper receiver
–  Mil Spec Bolt Carrier group
–  Standard Charging handle
–  Luth-AR Modular: MBA-1 Stock
–  Forged Lower
–  Mil Spec Lower parts kit
–  Mil Spec Grip

For a while now the main thing that has been missing from the whole KeyMod and M-LOK rail push is companies that were willing to create direct mount products for these systems…and that is understandable when you think about how fast this industry moves from one new solution to another. Look how fast M-LOK has taken off because its backed by Magpul. Up until now most companies have been making adapters for existing products such rail sections that allow you to attach a 1913 picatinny product, a light ring for adding a light, etc. This mindset kind of goes against the whole “new attachment method” thought process which should create products that attach directly to the rail without the need for adapters thus reducing weight, cost, etc.

Well, today I am proud to announce a new partnership between two very respected companies in the industry that have come together to create an amazing new product. Elzetta Design, makers of the toughest and highest quality flashlights known to man and Impact Weapons Components, one of the most innovative Mount and Accessory manufacturers have partnered up together to introduce the new MINICQB which combines their new ALPHA light and IWC’s modular light mounts into a weapon light. This is a true “Direct Attach” Weapon Light.

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

The new MINICQB Weapon Light features all of the same specs as the original Elzetta ALPHA single cell flashlight including 315 lumen output from a single CR123 battery and Elzetta’s Momentary, twist on tailcap with the others tailcap options available. The ALPHA is designed specifically as a CQB or Close Quarters Battle light producing a “wall of light” intended for room clearing and close encounters within 50 yards. The proven IWC mount arm is machined from the same piece of billet aluminum as the light body itself making a much stronger union than using the typical adapter style mount. 

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

Now this is where things get REALLY interesting. The MINICQB incorporates Impact Weapons Components new KML mount technology which basically means Keymod & M-LOK compatible. That’s right. No longer do you have to decide “Do I buy this for my KeyMod rail or should I go with the M-LOK version for my new M-LOK rail?”. This KML system is awesome. I’ve attached the MINICQB on both a Geissele SMR MK8 M-LOK rail and on my Rainier Arms FORCE Mod2 KeyMod rail (shown below) and it works amazingly well. To switch between KeyMod and M-LOK you just simply unthread the reversible nuts, turn them around and thread them back on. The MINICQB will also be available with a 1913 Picatinny Rail Mount as well. 

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

To give you some comparison information, the MINICQB Picatinny version weighs just 4.5oz and the KML (KeyMod / M-LOK) version weighs just 4.7oz. A SureFire M300 without a mount weighs 4.8oz and an Inforce WML without KeyMod or M-LOK adapter weighs 3.1oz. 

I’ve had my MINICQB for about 5 days now and am super impressed with it. The direct attachment makes it feel as if the Light is actually part of the weapon instead of an added on piece. The design of the mount keeps the light very close to the rail for a nice low profile design. Having an Elzetta flashlight with the IWC KML mounting technology is about as awesome as it gets.

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

The pricing for the new MINICQB is very reasonable as well with the 1913 rail mount version retailing at just $205 and the KML M-LOK / KeyMod mount version retailing for just $230. Once you purchase your MINICQB you will also be able to purchase the hardware for the other mount style. So if you buy the KML version you can purchase the 1913 cap and screws to give you a truly universal mounting system. 

The new MINICQB Flashlight should be available today at www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. Don’t forget that you can use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout to save yourself 5% off your order.

Also, check out JerkingTheTrigger and 47 Images Photography for additional reviews and photos.

NEW!! Faxon Firearms Heavy 18″ .308 AR-10 Barrels

Posted on January 16th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’re looking for a new .308 AR barrel you might want to check this out. Faxon Firearms just introduced two brand new .308 AR-10 barrels to their already stellar lineup and they look pretty awesome especially when you factor in the price.

The first is the 18″ .308 medium profile Battle Rifle Barrel. It is a 4150 ordnance grade steel barrel with a 1:10 Twist and mid length gas that has been given a Salt Bath Nitrided QPQ treatment for long life and heavy use. Purchase here for just $249

Faxon Firearms 18 inch 308 4150 Barrel

The other barrel is the 18″ .308 416R Stainless Steel Fluted barrel. These feature full length fluting (in front of and behind the gas block seat) and have also received the Salt Bath Nitrided QPQ treatment. Purchase here for just $289

Faxon Firearms 18 inch 308 416R SS Barrel

NEW!! Seekins Precision 60/90 Ambi Safety Selector

Posted on January 15th, 2015 by ar15news

Seekins Precision is release their new 60/90 Ambi Safety Selector for purchase. The new selector is a modular design that can be disassembled allowing the user to swap the Short and Long lever to whichever side works best for them. The center core of the selector is also very cool in that when inserted into the receiver in one direction it functions as a normal 90 degree selector but flip it over and insert the other end first and it is now a 60 degree short throw selector. The levers will feature the Seekins Precision diamond texture and come in Black, FDE, OD Green, Zombie Green, Red, Blue or Clear Coat Aluminum. Perhaps the most awesome part is that they will have an MSRP of just $39.99. As I mentioned, these are not currently on the Seekins website yet but should be very soon.

 Seekins Precision Ambi Safety 60:90 1Seekins Precision Ambi Safety 60:90 1Seekins Precision Ambi Safety 60:90 1

Seekins Precision is proud to announce the release of our Ambidextrous Safety Selector. Featuring both a 90 and 60 degree throw lever in a fully ambidextrous design.  The Seekins Precision Ambi Safety Selector is a drop in replacement to mil-spec or aftermarket safety selectors. Allowing the shooter the choice of either a long or short throw lever, on the side of the receiver they choose, just by turning over the tumbler for the desired configuration.

With the same precise CNC machining that Seekins is known for, the Ambi Safety Selector also features an anodized finish and will come in black, FDE, OD Green, zombie green, red, blue or clear coat aluminum. The Seekins Precision Ambi Safety Selector will be available for sale at just $39.99 MSRP.

www.SeekinsPrecision.com

NEW!! Rainier Arms REST (Rainier Enhanced Short Throw) Safety

Posted on January 13th, 2015 by ar15news

I saw a sneak peek at these a while back and have been anxiously waiting for them to come out. Rainier Arms has partnered up with Battle Arms Development to come out with their new REST or Rainier Enhanced Short Throw ambi safety selector. The REST features the standard Battle Arms Development BAD-ASS Short Throw ambi safety core with a totally sick set of enhanced levers with the RA “Mountain” logo and a more triangular shape. I’ve already been a massive fan of both the BAD-ASS family of ambi safeties and Rainier Arms in general so these will be the perfect finishing touch to my two all Rainier Arms builds.

Rainier Arms 45 degree REST selector 1Rainier Arms 45 degree REST selector 1Rainier Arms 45 degree REST selector 1

Rainier Arms 45 degree REST selector 1

REST safely with our ambi safety selector. Reduced throw for quicker movement into fire and safety mode.  The angled lever design for a better ergonomic feel.  Short Throw for the SPECIALIZED 45° MARKED AND MODIFIED AR-Style Lower Receiver in Semi Auto. The Levers are detachable and interchangeable on both sides for maximum flexibility and user preference. It is a must have for the Ambidextrous Shooters! Each Retail Package Comes With:

–  (1) SAFETY BAR/AXIS
–  (2) LEVERS – STANDARD – SHORT
–  (2) TORX SCREWS
–  (1) HARDENED STAINLESS STEEL SAFETY DETENT
–  (1) T10 TORX L-Key
–  Precision CNC Machined from Solid Bar Stock Steel!
–  MADE IN U.S.A.

*This selector will NOT fit in the standard/normal AR-Style Lower Receivers without the safety relief cut due to the safety pin/block device on it. Any modification to the safety selector will render the warranty null and void.

Normal retail will be $85 but you can get in on the intro price of just $69.95 with Free Shipping. These are available in both Black and Rainier Arms RED finishes at the links below.

Black Rainier Arms REST Short Throw Ambi Selector

RED Rainier Arms REST Short Throw Ambi Selector

556 Tactical Pre-SHOT Show Rail Sale

Posted on January 13th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’ve been looking for a great deal on a new quality rail system for your AR, this sale is for you. 556 Tactical is throwing a Pre-SHOT Show Rail Sale where you can get $50 OFF 556 SKR RAILS and $30 OFF 556 EVO RAILS. I have multiples of both of these rails and they are great. This sale runs now through 1/19/2015. Purchase now at www.556Tactical.com.

556 Tactical Show Show Rail Sale

Whoever said “If it seems too good to be true, it usually is” has never seen a Radical Firearms AR Pistol Sale!! These sales only come around once in a while and I always make it a point to tell as many of you as possible about them. I personally own a Radical Firearms AR Pistol and know a bunch of other people who have purchased these specific AR Pistols and love them! These are available in 7.5″ and 10.5″ for 5.56 NATO or 7.62×39 and 8.5″ and 10.5″ for 300BLK all at the same price of just $585. No coupon codes needed for the complete AR Pistol Sale. Just head on over to www.RadicalFirearms.com and take your pick. You can also get in on the other awesome upper deals listed in the sale flyer below.

Radical Firearms 10.5 inch AR PistolRadical Firearms 7.5 inch AR Pistol

Radical Firearms AR Pistol Sale

NEW!! ALG EMR V2 M-LOK Rail

Posted on January 10th, 2015 by ar15news

The Ergonomic Modular Rail V2 supports direct attach accessories that utilize the Magpul M-Lok system. The EMR features M-Lok slots at 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 o’clock positions so the user can customize their weapon platform to suit their needs. The EMR V2 M-LOK also features two integrated anti-rotational QD slots at the base of the rail at the 2 and 10 o’clock positions. 

ALG Defense EMR V2 M-LOK 1

The V2 differs from the V1 rail with the addition of a machined M1913 Picatinny rail section at the muzzle end of the rail at the 12 o’clock position. The machined M1913 section is perfect for attaching front sights, lasers, IR illuminators, lights and any other optic or sling related M1913 compatible accessory.

ALG Defense EMR V2 M-LOK 1ALG Defense EMR V2 M-LOK 1ALG Defense EMR V2 M-LOK 1

MSRP: 10” EMR V2 M-LOK: $145
12” EMR V2 M-LOK: $150
13” EMR V2 M-LOK: $155
15” EMR V2 M-LOK: $165

Available soon at www.ALGDefense.com

NEW!! Magpul M-LOK Rail Covers

Posted on January 7th, 2015 by ar15news

I’ve been hoping someone would come out with a decent set of Rail Covers for my Geissele SMR MK8 M-LOK rail just to add a bit of grippier surface to it and it looks like Magpul is the first to the make it happen. The new M-LOK Type 2 Rail Covers are a two piece design that snap together similar to the design of the popular XTM 1913 rail covers. They also feature the TSP texture that is found on some of Magpul’s newer grips such as the MOE K2 which I really like. Each package comes with 6 sections for just $12.95. I will definitely be picking up a couple packs of these as they seem to be just what the Dr. ordered.

Magpul M-LOK Rail Covers 1Magpul M-LOK Rail Covers 1

M-LOK Type 2 Rail Covers are low-profile, two-piece covers that install directly onto most M-LOK aluminum hand guards. These M-LOK Covers are non-orientation specific which allow the user to mount them in any direction desired without affecting function, feature beveled contours to minimize potential snagging, utilizes our TSP texture for additional grip, and protrudes only slightly more than 1/8″ from the mounting surface to maintain a low-profile. The center locking tab is pre-scored to allow the user to snap off sections and mix and match colors for a customized look.Includes six panels, each covering one M-LOK slot. Made in U.S.A.

Purchase here: http://store.magpul.com/product/MAG603/M-LOK

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