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These days everyone builds their own AR and for good reason…its a ton of fun, can save you money and gives you good knowledge of how an AR works. One issue that many AR builders run into is finding compatibility issues with the parts they bought. With the popularity of ultra low profile handguards one of the most common issues is gas block incompatibility. Many handguards are so low profile that they can actually come in contact with the gas block itself or accessories attached to the handguard. I recently ran into this issue myself and figured I would share my experience with you.

One of my most recent builds is a DMR style rifle with a BSF Barrels 16″ barrel with a Carbon Fiber Shroud. Because of the carbon fiber shroud (designed to strengthen the barrel, reduce weight and help it vent heat) the gas block seat is .936″ so of course I just ordered any old .936″ low pro gas block. 

Cross Machine Tool 936 low pro gas block on BSF Barrel AERO

Everything installed just fine, I slid the Cross Machine Tool UHPR Mod 2 handguard over the barrel, tightened it all down and … DUN DUN DUUUUN … the gas block was touching the bottom of the handguard. Not just close, literally touching. That’s called “unfreefloating” your barrel. 😂😂 This is something I verify every time I build a rifle as I’ve also seen MLOK screws touching gas blocks as well. Anything coming in contact with the gas block / barrel can and will effect accuracy even at just 100 yards.

Gas Block Touching CMT rail

In a basic beater build you might not care but in a build like this where accuracy is the goal, you have no other choice than to either swap out the gas block or swap out the handguard. Easiest and cheapest is to swap the gas block. Thankfully Cross Machine Tool has just released their new line of J.A.G. (Just A GasBlock) gas blocks which includes a .936 Gas Block specifically designed to fit under their UHPR handguards and many other super low profile handguards.

**One of the only things I actually do like about .936 gas block seats is that the .936″ opening of the gas block is usually big enough to remove without taking off the muzzle device**

936 gas block over dragon muzzle brake

New CMT Gas Block Installed on BSF Barrel Lantac Dragon CMC Trigger

While I had the gas block off I also decided to put a second dimple on the barrel so that the second set screw of the gas block would screw all the way in instead of sticking out just to make sure there was adequate clearance.

Dimpled Barrel for low pro gas block

At this point it was time to reinstall the CMT handguard and check to see how it fit. Flipped it over and definitely good to go! The new Cross Machine Tool JAG .936 Gas Block did the trick and my barrel is now truly Free Floating. 

Handguard not touching low pro gas block 1

Handguard free floating not touching low pro gas block 2

CMT 936 Gas Block Installed

Cross Machine Tool 936 Gas Block Free Float Low Pro Handguard BSF Barrels AERO CMC Lantac Vortex Optics

Only thing left to do now is get this blaster to the range. I’ll have a full review of the BSF Barrels 16″ barrel coming soon. If you’re looking for an affordable low profile gas block you can’t go wrong with the new Cross Machine Tool JAG Gas Blocks.

This is one giveaway you’re definitely going to want to get in on. Faxon Firearms is doing a huge 4th of July giveaway that will have 4 winners with two of them getting complete custom handguns. Check out the press release below and then head on over and get squared away.

(CINCINNATI, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release the “4 for the 4th” sweepstakes. The new giveaway showcases fantastic products for the Glock platform including components for two complete handguns, EDC gear, ammunition, accessories, and more from the sponsor companies. Entrants can enter at www.9mmgiveaway.com.

4 For the Fourth - First Prize

The 4 for the 4th Giveaway is sponsored by amazing industry innovators and leaders including (in alphabetical order):
– Black Rhino Concealment
– Blue Alpha Gear
– Brownells
– Faxon Firearms
– Freedom Munitions,
– Lone Wolf Distributors
– Magpul Industries
– Overwatch Precision
– Pew Pew Tactical
– Polymer80
– Trijicon

The contest is legal across all states per the terms and conditions. Potential winners in “restricted” states such as California, New York, and New Jersey will have components modified or substituted for compliance if they win. Entrants will be able to earn extra entries for sharing with friends, answering some quick questions, or actions like visiting sponsor sites. The contest is open now and ends July 4th at midnight PST.

“We are pleased to be working with the best in the industry to bring customers the 4 for the 4th giveaway,” remarked Curt Staubach, Marketing Coordinator at Faxon Firearms. “With this contest, we are able to showcase fantastic handgun builds and products that anyone could carry with confidence.”

The full prize list is detailed below and at www.9mmgiveaway.com

First Prize:
– Trijicon RMR – RM01 3.25 MOA
– Polymer 80 PF940C Frame
– Lone Wolf Signature Series slide
– Magpul 21 round mags (4)
– Faxon Match Series Barrel
– Brownells – Lower parts kit
– Freedom Munitions – 1000 rounds of ProMatch 9mm ammo
– Overwatch Precision TAC trigger
– Black Rhino Concealment – custom holster
– Blue Alpha Gear Hybrid EDC belt
– Pew Pew Tactical gun case, hat, patch
Second Prize:
– Polymer 80 PF940C Frame and Slide
– Magpul 21 round mags (2)
– Faxon Match Series Barrel
– Brownells – Tritium night sights, lower parts kit, and slide completion kit
– Freedom Munitions – 500 rounds of ProMatch 9mm ammo
– Overwatch Precision TAC trigger
– Blue Alpha Gear Hybrid EDC belt
– Pew Pew Tactical gun case, hat, patch
Third Prize:
– Magpul 21 round mags (2)
– Faxon Match Series Barrel
– Freedom Munitions – 250 rounds of ProMatch 9mm ammo
– Pew Pew Tactical gun case
Fourth Prize:
– Magpul 21 round mags (2)
– Faxon Match Series Barrel
– Freedom Munitions – 250 rounds of ProMatch 9mm ammo
– Pew Pew Tactical hat

About Faxon Firearms: Faxon Firearms is a leader in constant evolution in the firearms marketplace focusing on US-made quality and innovation. From the ARAK platform, GUNNER & FLAME barrels, upper receivers, and an ever-expanding portfolio of innovative accessories, Faxon offers quality complete rifle systems and components. New dealers and OEM accounts are welcome.

For more information contact Nathanial Schueth at nathan.s@faxonfirearms.com or Curt Staubach curt.s@faxonfirearms.com

I heard this was coming but I had no idea how sick the new REBEL ARMS RBR-15 MOD 3 rifle was going to be. REBEL ARMS partnered with Primary Weapon Systems and their sister company, Bootleg Inc to introduced a beautiful, feature rich rifle. Not only is this one of the nicest looking factory rifles I’ve seen but it also brings an amazing amount of high end features at a very affordable price. Features such as MOA Guarantee, Lifetime Guarantee, Full Ambi Lower and Matching Bootleg Upper, Ratchet End Plate, Fluted Buffer Tube, MOE Furniture, PICMOD™ handguard, RAPTOR ambi charging handle and TALON ambi safety, Enhanced Carrier, RailScales and a Hard Case. Check out the details and pictures below.

Rebel Arms RBR-15 Mod3 Rifle 1

Rebel Arms RBR-15 Mod3 Rifle 2

“THE CLEAR ANSWER TO THE PERFECT AR-15 PLATFORM IS HERE, THIS TIME TO STAY, NOT REDESIGNED, NOT NEW TO THE MARKET, PLAIN AND SIMPLY BROUGHT TO YOU WITH NEW VALUE AND RESPECT. WE AT REBEL ARMS, PRIMARY WEAPON SYSTEMS AND BOOTLEG INC. HAVE WORKED HARD TO BRING YOU THE FINEST DI RIFLE SYSTEM IN THE WORLD, RENAMED, RETHOUGHT AND REDEFINED. AFTER MANY MONTHS OF DEVELOPMENT REBEL ARMS CORP IN COLLABORATION WITH PWS® INTRODUCES THE ALL NEW REBEL RBR-15 MOD 3 AND VARIANTS. THIS RIFLE IS FULLY AMBIDEXTROUS AND HAS MULTIPLE DIFFERENT PATENTED TECHNOLOGIES. REBEL ARMS IS VERY PROUD TO BE THE EXCLUSIVE SOURCE FOR THIS RIFLE, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME WE ARE OFFERING THIS GROUND BREAKING WEAPON IN MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS AND COLOR OPTIONS. CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DEALER FOR A CHANCE TO ORDER THIS RIFLE. DEALER SALES STARTED. EMAIL US SUPPORT@REBELARMS.com

Rebel Arms RBR-15 Mod3 Rifle 3

The new RBR-15 Mod 3 rifle goes on sale noon EST this Friday at an intro price of just $,1699 for anodized models on www.RebelArms.com. That’s not too long of a wait but if you need something now you can browse through these other AR rifles for sale today.

Rainier Arms has one of the largest selection of items on sale for Father’s Day including complete firearms, uppers, lowers, barrels, BCGs, parts and more. You can view all of the sale items now at www.RainierArms.com.

Rainier Arms Father's Day Sale

Battle Arms Development makes some of the best AR-15 components out there so their AR-15 Father’s Day Sale is a welcome sight. Now through Monday, June 19th, purchase the Battle Arms Development VERT PDW stock and get a BAD-ASS ambi safety for free. Not to mention I also noticed the VERT PDW was on sale too. Click on the image below for a high res version and read the terms of the sale then head on over to www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com to get your new stock and ambi safety.

Battle Arms Development AR-15 Fathers Day Sale

AERO Precision will be having a Father’s Day AR-15 Sale. On Father’s Day Only, use the discount code “BESTDADEVER” at checkout to save 10% off your order. You know you want some. Get it at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com.

AERO Precision AR15 Fathers Day Sale

Arisaka Defense AR-15 Father’s Day Sale

Arisaka Defense Fathers Day Sale

As fathers ourselves, we expect to spend this weekend kicking it back and enjoying time with our families, the great outdoors, and even a little shooting. We hope all of you get to do the same!

From today through June 19 take advantage of the following discount codes*

DADSROCK – 10% off the entire Arisaka site
SUREFIRE – 15% off all surefire products
MOUNTUP – 20% off all mounts & control accessories

*Coupon codes do not stack

www.ArisakaDefense.com

The GEMTECH Silencer AR-15 Father’s Day Sale starts now! Get 25% OFF .22LR Subsonic Ammo & 20% OFF Men’s apparel. I know I personally love the GEMTECH .22LR Subsonic Ammo so if anyone wants to buy some for me I won’t complain. 😉 Head on over to www.GEMTECH.com to get in on these deals.

GEMTECH Silencer Fathers Day Sale

Have you heard of Bootleg Builder Inc? You may not know who they are but I know you’ve seen their parts!! Bootleg Builder is a sister company to Primary Weapons Systems offering DI (Direct Impingement) models of many PWS components such as upper receivers, handguards, low profile gas block, charging handle, adjustable BCG, etc. Right now they are having a SUMMER SALE! All you need to do is head on over to their website and use the discount code SUMMER to get $50 off your purchase of $369.99 or more! 

http://bootleginc.com/

Bootleg Builder Inc Summer Sale

The AERO Precision monthly builder sets are one of the few things I look forward to being released every month. They’ve really kicked it up a notch lately with some amazing Cerakote finishes by the many of the best cerakote applicators in the business. This month they again are offering Builder Sets in both M4E1 (AR-15) and M5E1 (AR-10) configurations and have partnered up with Blown Deadline for a custom Burnt Bronze Woodland Camo finish that looks sick. Both builder sets include upper and lower receivers and a matching handguard in your choice of MLOK or KeyMod. The M4E1 set also comes with a matching trigger guard as well. 

Aero Precision june-m4e1-builder-set-bronze-woodland-em15-1Aero Precision june-m5-builder-set-bronze-woodland-em15-1

AERO Precision June Builder Set Burnt Bronze Woodland Camo

There are also Limited Edition Burnt Bronze Woodland Furniture sets available that include Magpul MOE grips and either CTR, STR or PRS Gen 3 stocks. This is a unique opportunity to get a complete rifle build done with Blown Deadline Cerakote finish without having to send your parts in and without having to wait for them to come back. You can shop all builder set components at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com

While you’re there shopping for parts…you might want to get in on their monthly rifle giveaway too. 

AERO Precision Monthly Rifle Giveaway June