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CMC Curved Drop-In Triggers for Just $140

Posted on May 2nd, 2016 by ar15news

I was contacted by a reader of AR15NEWS who has some CMC Triggers 3.5lb drop in curved triggers for on sale for just $140 each. Apparently these were originally packaged for the M&P15/22 which means they came with a different set of anti-rotation pins. Those pins have been replaced with normal AR-15 sized anti-rotation pins and should work perfect in your standard AR-15. If you search around on the internet you might find these for $160-170 and higher. This is a good chance to grab one for just $140. Check it out at www.BLUNDERGAT.com.

CMC Triggers Curved Trigger

Faxon Firearms “Gunner” Ultra-Light Bolt Carrier Group

Posted on April 28th, 2016 by ar15news

When looking to reduce felt recoil in an AR-15 (there isn’t a ton but there’s enough), one route you could go is to go with a lightweight Bolt Carrier Group. Lightweight BCGs are largely used in competition rifles like those used 3-Gun where the lighter the recoil the better for fast followup shots, etc. Faxon Firearms is already very well know for their successful ARAK-21 self contained piston upper and massive selection of barrels but noticed some issues with other lightweight BCGs and decided to make their own. Check out the all new Faxon Firearms “Gunner” Ultra-Light BCG and intro pricing info below.

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When looking at lightweight bolt carrier groups, we were unsatisfied with what the market had to offer. Seeing a capability gap, we set out to create a bolt carrier group that could live up to the GUNNER name with no compromise in strength or function. We set specifications that would allow no compromise:

1. Lightest Weight Possible (8.32 Ounces Complete, 6.24 Ounces Carrier & Key Only)
2. MIL-SPEC Materials & Finishes or Better!
3. Forward Assist Serrations
4. Compatible with Dust Covers
5. Maintains Full-Auto Trip Sear for full-auto and the new multi-stage trigger functionality
6. Looks Amazing

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Matching our barrels, we selected the QPQ method of Salt Bath Nitride for all the carriers components. By coating all parts, the carrier’s natural slickness is increased markedly requiring less gas and pressure to operate. Further, the QPQ SBN process seals components against corrosion while making them fantastically wear resistant.

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As a testament of our trust, the carriers are all laser-engraved with the Faxon Shield after passing all Quality inspections.

Detailed Spec:

Bolt:
– 9310 Tool Steel Construction (Stronger than C158)
– Full MIL-SPEC Heat Treatment
– Shot Peened to MIL-SPEC
– Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
– Back of Lugs Chamfered for Reliability
– Spring, Insert, & “Crane” O-Ring Installed
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

Extractor:
– S7 Tool Steel Construction
– Fully Heat Treated
– Shot Peened Per MIL-SPEC
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

Carrier & Key:
– Carrier: MIL-SPEC 8620 Steel Material
– Key: 4140 Steel Material
– Fully Heat Treated
– Forward Assist Serrations
– M16 (FULL-AUTO) Compatible
– Grade 8 Fasteners
– Fully & Properly Staked Key, Permatex Sealed
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided
– Weight w/ Key (Not Bolt or any Pins): 6.32 Ounces

Cam Pin:
– 4140 Pre-Hardended Steel Material
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

The very first run of the all new Faxon Firearms “Gunner” Ultra-Lightweight Bolt Carrier Group is being offered at an introductory price through …. yup, you guessed it …. Rainier Arms. There are currently less than 35 of these available at the introductory price of $199.99. Get one now at www.RainierArms.com

BCI Defense “The American” Rifle

Posted on April 26th, 2016 by ar15news

BCI Defenses is releasing their newest rifle called “The American”. This rifle is a great platform to run as is or start adding your own bits and pieces such as Stock and Grip as funds allow. Each one comes with quality mil spec components, a 16″ Nitride Barrel, BCI Defense 9″ free float handguard, ALG Defense QMS Trigger and and oversized trigger guard with an MSRP of just $825. Check out the complete press release and picture below.

BCI Defense is proud to offer The American. This rifle features many benefits that other rifles in its category does not. As the “True Manufacturer” BCI Defense is proud to offer another rifle where the major components of this rifle are made in-house, ensuring the highest quality and consistency to the end user. Manufactured in-house components would include: Upper Receiver w/Dry Lube, Lower Receiver, Buffer Tube w/Dry Lube, Charging Handle and finally their own 9” Free Float Handguard. With an MSRP of $825.00 this rifle has sparked a lot of interest with Distributors, Dealers and Consumers.

BCI Defense The American Rifle

The American Specs:
– BCI Defenses’ own Upper & Lower Receiver, Buffer Tube, Charging Handle and 9” Free Float Handguard.
– Upper, Lower and Buffer Tube Manufactured from 7075 T6 Aluminum
– Type III Class II Anodizing
– ALG Defense QMS Trigger
– M4 Profile 16” 1:7 Twist Nitride Barrel
– 6 Position Stock w/QD Socket
– Oversized Trigger Guard

Shipment to Dealers and Distributors will begin the week of May 2, 2016.  

Please visit www.BCIDefense.com for more information or simply send an email to info@BCIDefense.com

A Disposable High Quality Armorers Wrench??

Posted on April 25th, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve spent a lot of money on Armorers Tools so I can build them faster, better and easier. Unfortunately there are a ton of overpriced junk tools out there. One of the first tools I bought was one of the long cast metal Armorers Wrench that I found by searching online. It had a very thick layer of brittle paint on it so the specs were off and hardly worked. One day I snapped the castle nut wrench off of the wrench just trying to tighten down a buffer tube. Just junk and worst part is it cost me $35. 

Fast forward to now, the guys at Griffin Armament are hoping to fill in the need for an inexpensive, high quality Armorers Wrench with their new $9.95 Griffin Armorers Wrench. This wrench is made of 4140 Steel that is hardened to 48RC with a Black Oxide finish. This one single wrench comes with a 1/2″ Drive Slot to attach to a ratchet or bar, 5/8″ and 3/4″ open end wrenches, 3 prong buffer tube wrench and …. a bottle opener. 🙂 

This tool should be all but indestructible but at just $9.95, if you happen to destroy it somehow, the price makes it what I consider somewhat disposable and you just buy another one. Don’t spend the same or more on an Armorers Wrench made of crap metals or bad design. Snag one of these from www.GriffinArmament.com.

Griffin Armament Armorers Wrench

The Griffin Armorers wrench is a 4140 steel wrench hardened to 48RC. Black oxide and oil dipped. Some finish irregularity is common to this industrial tool. The wrench allows installation of Griffin Muzzle devices, Castle nuts on AR firearms, Griffin Low Pro Rigid™ rails, and interfaces with many Griffin Silencers for maintenance or configuring. This tool allows easy access to your favorite bottled beverage.

Features
– 4140 Steel hardened to 48RC
– Black oxide / oil dip finish
– 1/2″ drive compatible
– 5/8″ and 3/4″ open end wrenches
– 3 prong CAR wrench geometry
– Bottle opener

AERO Precision QUANTUM Series AR-15 Handguards

Posted on April 25th, 2016 by ar15news

AERO Precision has just introduced their new Quantum Series Handguard. The Quantum Series is similar to their other hand guards that are designed to mount directly to their M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver but you can also add an optional barrel nut at checkout to use this handguard in conjunction without the M4E1 Enhanced Upper. The hand guards are very simple with no 1913 rail section at the top but it does have a spot at the front of the rail to mount a small rail section for use with Front BUIS.

What surprised me the most was the price point on these. Both KeyMod and M-LOK versions are available in 7″, 9″, 12″ and 15″ and range from as little as $65 for the 7″ without a barrel nut or up to $110 for the 15″ including the optional barrel nut. That is extremely affordable. You can check out the information and pictures below. These are available for purchase now at www.AEROPrecision.com.

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**Quote from the AERO Precision Facebook page**

Introducing the new Quantum Series Handguard. Designed with price in mind, this free float handguard is available in KeyMod and M-LOK in lengths of 7″, 9″, 12″ and 15″.

The design features multiple mounting surfaces and is compatible with our M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver, but can also be used on a standard threaded upper with a BAR Barrel Nut. Also included is a 4 slot picatinny rail section for mounting a front sight.

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RISE Armament Ripper Billet Lower Receiver

Posted on April 18th, 2016 by ar15news

You may have heard the name RISE Armament before. They make a pretty sweet looking drop-in trigger and now they make a pretty sweet looking billet lower receiver. Their new Ripper billet lower features milled pockets and lightening cuts pretty much wherever they could do them without making it a skeletonized lower. The result is a unique design and a weight of just 5.6 ounces which is pretty light for a billet lower considering most billet lowers weight between 8 and 11 ounces. Check out this sweet lower and get in on the intro pricing.

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One of the lightest full aluminum billet lower on the market at 5.6 oz!!

Designed and engineered for those who never settle, the RISE Armament Ripper Billet Lower Receiver has a sleek, streamlined design that emphasizes form as much as function. Features include a flared magwell and oversized trigger well.

–  Precision CNC machined from 7075-T6 billet aluminum
–  Flared magwell opening
–  Oversized trigger well
–  Specialized milled pockets for extra weight reduction
–  Multi caliber marking
–  Mil-spec component compatible
–  MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2, hard anodized flat black finish
–  Manufactured in RISE Armament’s Oklahoma facility according to strict AS9100 aerospace  requirements, which are more stringent than standard gun manufacturing requirements
–  Backed by RISE Armament’s 100% product guarantee and lifetime manufacturing warranty
–  Designed and made 100% in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
–  Weight 5.6oz

https://www.rainierarms.com/rise-armament-ripper-billet-ar-15-lower-receiver

Cloudbreak MD9 9mm Muzzle Brake

Posted on April 11th, 2016 by ar15news

You may have notices that 9mm ARs are all the rage right now. There are lots of companies making accessories and parts for 9mm ARs but one thing that hasn’t caught up is the availability of 9mm muzzle brakes and compensators. I just happened to run across this one the other day. It is the new MD9 9mm muzzle brake from Cloudbreak.

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This muzzle brake reminds me more of a compensator with all of the porting on it but from what I’ve read there is a noticeable reduction in recoil as well. It has a Black Ion Nitride finish, machined from 416 Stainless Steel and also has the 1/2×28 thread pitch which is the same as some of the most popular 9mm barrels such as the ones by Quarter Circle 10. 

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The new Cloudbreak MD9 9mm muzzle brake is available now through Rainier Arms for just $59.95 which seems like a pretty reasonable price point. 

**Edit: I just found out if you need one that has the 1/2×36 thread pitch they are available through Pantel Tactical.**

What started out as a single Chevron shaped front sight post upgrade has evolved into an entire line of front sight post replacements from Blitzkrieg Components. Their latest new model to introduce is the Luminescent Spike Front Sight Post for standard AR-15 front sights. If your front sight takes a standard A2 style sight post you can upgrade it with this new post. This front sight post has a sharp spike at the top for precise aiming and has a luminescent green stripe on the back side that glows in the dark. The front side facing the target does not glow in the dark. 

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This replaces standard A2 style sight posts in any typical AR-15 type fixed or folding sight. The Blitzkrieg Components AR-15 Spike Front Sight Post for AR-15 sights provides superior sighting with a sharp aiming point and a bold, fast sight picture. The sharp aiming point enables precise aiming and high confidence on difficult shots. The bold, contrasting Luminescent Green Stripe gives the shooter an eye catching sight picture that excels in both bright-light and low-light environments and against all types of backgrounds. It is very fast and very easy to see. Minimum adjustment for elevation is 4 clicks or one full rotation since the Luminescent Stripe is visible on one side so that no luminescence glows toward the enemy. This means that when zeroing your sight for elevation, you will be at least within 2 clicks or 2.5 MOA of a perfect zero and normally closer than that or even dead-on. It will be either exactly on point of aim or no more than 2.5 MOA high or low (2.5″ at 100 yards, 1.25″ at 50 yards). This will vary depending on sight radius.

Our sight posts are precision machined from billet 416 Stainless Steel for an outstanding sight picture and precise fit in any AR-15 front sight housing including standard A2 fixed front sights and popular brands like Troy, Diamondhead, Samson, MI, YHM, Daniel Defense and Magpul plastic MBUS Gen 2. Fits anything that accepts a standard A2 front sight post. Has a matte black melonite finish which is very durable and very corrosion resistant. The Luminescent Green Stripe appears more yellow in daylight and glows green in low light. It is a 5 layer paint application into a machined grove. This gives you a bright yellow contrast stripe in daylight and a bright green glowing stripe in low light and darkness. Simple Drop-In installation. Simply unscrew the factory sight post and screw in the Blitzkrieg Components sight post using either our sight tool or a standard A2 sight tool.

Glow Characteristics: The Luminescent (Glow) Stripe glows very bright when charged and the glow brightness dissipates gradually in darkness. The brighter and longer the light charge is, the brighter and longer the glow will be. Sunlight and Tactical LED flashlights give the best charge, but any type of lighting will work. It will glow very bright after just a few seconds of charge, and will glow longer with a bit longer charge. Typically, in total darkness after being charged you can expect it to glow very bright for 5 minutes, brighter than tritium for 30 minutes and at a lower level for a few hours. This works very well to have a very bright glow when transitioning from daylight to a dark room and as your eyes adjust to lower light levels, the lower level glow will still appear bright and very easy to pick up. Additionally, the bright glow makes the sight dramatically easier to pick up against dark targets and background clutter where black sight posts get completely lost.

Features
–  Billet Machined 416 Stainless Steel Construction
–  Melonite matte black finish
–  Luminescent Green Contrast Stripe in machined grove
–  Bold, Fast Sight Picture
–  Precision Aiming Point
–  Drops into any AR-15 Front Sight Housing using standard sight tool
–  Sight tool NOT included.

The first run of the new Blitzkrieg Components AR-15 Luminescent Spike Front Sight Post is available exclusively from Rainier Arms at a special intro price of just $19.95. Blitzkrieg sights sell out fast so head on over to www.RainierArms.com to snag one before they are gone.

🔥🔥 556 Tactical SKR Rail Closeout 🔥🔥

Posted on April 5th, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve been using a couple of these 556 Tactical rails over the past few years and they are pretty awesome. Recently 556 Tactical has decided to go another route and will be offering a new rail so its time to sell their current stock of SKR rails at a closeout prices. Currently 556 has their 12″ SKR rails on sale for just $155. Its hard to find a decent rail for that price, let alone a nice one like this. You can get in on this deal at www.556Tactical.com.

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$15 3D-Printed Scope Throw Levers

Posted on April 3rd, 2016 by ar15news

We always keep our eye out for content that our readers will appreciate. It doesn’t have to be the most ground breaking new product or accessory. Some times manufacturers will send us information and ask us to post it on our site, other times we happen to run across a new product, special deal or a combination of the two that we think you guys should know about. This is the case with the MK Machining 3D-Printed Scope Throw Levers.

On Saturday I was relaxing after a long week, scrolling through some groups on Facebook when I ran across a post for 3d-printed scope throw levers for just $15. Usually a good throw lever usually runs about $60 so this kind of intrigued me. Throw Levers are designed to help you adjust the magnification on  your scope easier and quicker. 

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My first thought was “How strong are these and are they gonna break when I try to use it?”. From what I read the levers are 3D printed from a filament called PETG which is a strong polymer type material that has a little bit of flex to it. A 4-40 bolt is used to tighten into a pressed in threaded brass insert. One of the things this company has stated is that the material is flexible without yielding but if you buy one and are not happy with the strength of the product they will refund the purchase price and even the shipping.

At just $15 and with a guarantee like that there doesn’t seem to much of a risk to trying these out. I have 5 Vortex scopes that I’ll be ordering some of these for and wanted to tell you guys so you can do the same if you’re interested.

They have a ton of models available such as Vortex Viper, Vortex Strike Eagle, Nightforce NXS, Leupold Mark 6, Mark 8, Vortex Razor Gen II, Leupold Mark AR, Bushnell AR Drop Zone, and Kahles i just to name a few. If they don’t have a model for the scope you own they offer a free Throw Lever to anyone who will ship them their scope for a few weeks so they can create the lever.

As I mentioned, these 3D-Printed Scope Throw Levers are just $15. You can check out all of the available models at www.MKMachining.com.

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