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LANTAC USA 2015 Product Brochure

Posted on February 26th, 2015 by ar15news

LANTAC USA has just released their new Product Brochure for 2015 which shows a snapshot of their current and coming soon products however I know they have many many more products that they would like to introduce this year too. I can tell you right now I have 2 Lantac Dragons that are just begging for the new BMD to be released and their new E-BCG is a must have and is already in the hands of customers with people raving about it. Other products such as the new UAR billet upper, SPADA rail, Dragon and DrAKon muzzle brakes we already know are out or on their way but I was surprised to see the addition of a 14.5″ Mid Length and 14.5″ Intermediate Length barrels which look to be really nice barrels. Check out some images of the LANTAC USA 2015 Product Brochure below. If you would like to see read the actual PDF click on this link.

Visit www.LANTAC-USA.com for more information as well.
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AREA 53 AR-15 Billet Lower Receiver Giveaway

Posted on January 30th, 2015 by ar15news

AREA 53 is giving away one of their awesome AR-15 “EL JEFE Mod1″ ambi billet lower receivers on Monday in celebration of hitting 1,000 fans on Facebook. AREA 53 makes some seriously nice stuff so its nice to see them start getting some recognition for it. Below is the image they posted on Facebook. Just click on it and you’ll be redirected to the AREA 53 Facebook page where you can get in on the giveaway and hopefully pick up a really nice new lower. Odds are definitely good on this one since there is a smaller number of people following their page right now. 

You can also check out all that AREA 53 has to offer at www.AREA53.com

AREA 53 - EL JEFE Billet Lower Giveaway

AREA 53 Billet Lower Giveaway. As many of you noticed, we passed the 1,000 fan mark this week. To celebrate we will be giving away one of our 5.56 EL JEFE Mod1 ambi receivers. To be eligible to win you must be a fan of this page, share this picture and then leave a comment below. On Monday (2/2/15) we will be randomly picking one winner. Thanks for all the support. Good luck!

**We’ll be giving away a .308 billet lower as soon as we reach 2,000 fans**

SHOT Show 2015 – Mega Arms Interview

Posted on January 20th, 2015 by ar15news

Here’s a great video of my buddy Steve Coulston interviewing Jason Curns, Firearms Manager of Mega Arms. Mega Arms has some really awesome stuff coming out this year including the new 700 Chassis, Free Float Quad Rail for all AR-15’s, M-LOK components, etc. Check out the video below and be sure to keep an eye on Mega Arms.

Video courtesy of CrossFire

SHOT Show 2015 Mega Arms Interview

Battle Arms Development Launches New Website / Sneak Peeks

Posted on November 18th, 2014 by ar15news

Battle Arms Development, makers of the best ambi safety selectors on the market and other awesome accessories, has just launched a brand new website. This is definitely a huge upgrade for them as their old site just wasn’t as up to snuff. Along with launching the new website, they also include some new hints at coming soon products such as the new OIP Rifle, Billet Receivers and some new Match Grade Barrels. The new website is much easier to navigate and aesthetically pleasing. Check out the new website and some of the “coming soon” product at www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com.

New Battle Arms Development website copy

You might remember that a few weeks ago we broke the news of the new Chevron Night Sight from Blitzkrieg Components. People have been asking for a night sight version for a while and these look pretty sweet. My buddy Nate of NSZ85 got his hands on one and decided to do a nice video of his review and installation. If you’re interested, take a few minutes and watch the video below. I would strongly recommend following NSZ85’s YouTube channel as well for more awesome videos.

The new Blitzkrieg Components Chevron Night Sight is available for purchase now at BlitzkriegComponents.com.

AERO Precision – New Website and a Month of Daily Deals

Posted on November 5th, 2014 by ar15news

AERO Precision just launched a brand new website. The new website is not only easier to navigate but it also does a better job of displaying all of the different types of products AERO Precision now offers such as complete AR-15 Uppers, complete .308 Rifles, etc. On top of the ease of use they have also really added an emphasis on improving the quality of their product photography. When you’re making an investment in AR parts its definitely nice to be able to see just how nice the parts are and get a good sense of the finish, etc. Sadly most firearm companies don’t care enough to take nice pictures of the products they expect you to pay a good amount of money for so this definitely says a lot about AERO Precision’s commitment to offering a quality product and quality experience. 

AERO Precision New WEbsite

AERO Precision 308 rifle

With Veterans Day coming soon on November 11th, AERO Precision decided to also launch a month full of Daily Deals and a Weekly AERO Preicison Rifle Giveaway. The Daily Deals and AP Rifle Giveaway can both be seen HERE but you can also sign up for the AERO Precision Email List and they will email you with any new deals, etc. The email signup box is listed at the bottom of every page on the website so should be pretty easy to find. 

AERO Precision Daily Deals

Make sure you head on over to AEROPreicisonUSA.com to get in on the check out their new website, get in on the Daily Deals and enter for a chance to win a complete rifle once a week all this month.   

NEW!! SI-Defense Releases Full Ambi Billet .308 Receiver Set

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by ar15news

In the AR world there are lots of partially ambi receiver sets but that typically just means that they have an ambi bolt release lever. To me thats not really an ambi receiver because you’re still multiple other features that aren’t ambi. I know I’m obviously not the first to feel like that and I can guarantee you that is exactly what SI-Defense was thinking when they started designing their new Full Ambi Billet .308 Receiver Set.

One of the first things you’ll notice is that both sides of the lower receiver look exactly the same. The brain trust at SI-Defense did this on purpose to ensure your body gets used to doing the same exact thing whether you’re shooting with your right or left hand. These mirrored features include an Ambi Mag Release, Ambi Index Finger Grooves and a complete Bolt Catch Assembly on both sides giving you a true Ambi Bolt Hold function which is absolutely priceless when clearing malfunctions (I know you’ve heard me preach about that before).

SI Defense Ambi 308 Billet Set 1

SI Defense Ambi 308 Billet Set 2

Upon further inspection you’ll also see that they have also included a Pivot Pin Spring Housing on both sides of the lower receiver. That’s right! This new receiver set even offers an ambi Pivot Pin and Takedown Pin system which is something I don’t remember ever seeing before. A couple of other neat features are the Quick Release Dust Cover Assembly and a Threaded Forward Assist Pin Hole.

SI Defense Ambi 308 Billet Set 3SI Defense Ambi 308 Billet Set 3

So as you can see, this is a very well thought out design that looks just as good. I’ve also heard there will be an AR-15 version of this available as well so keep an eye out for that. SI-Defense is currently taking pre-orders for this new Ambi .308 Billet Set. Head on over to their brand new website at www.SI-Defense.com or call 406-752-4253 to place your pre-order.

**The receiver set includes dust cover, ambi bolt catch, ambi mag release. Forward assist, takedown pins and ambi selector not included but are available for sale in the Parts and Accessories section of their web store.

SI Defense Ambi 308 Billet Set 6

For more pictures of the new SI-Defense products and to keep up all things related to SI-Defense but sure to follow them on both Instagram and Facebook.

KAK Industry 7.62×39 AR Pistol Build and Range Report

Posted on October 20th, 2014 by ar15news

I’ve been so busy lately that I’ve not had a ton of time to go to the range but last week I specifically made time to hit the range and function test my 7.62×39 AR Pistol I built. This thing had been sitting in my HSP INCOG Rifle Bag completely ready to go just begging for some action and it was my pleasure to oblige. Below you’ll see some pics of my 7.62×39 AR Pistol. I’ll first cover the components I used to build it and the range report will follow after that.

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

Basically all you need to retrofit or build any AR upper as a 7.62×39 is the Barrel, Bolt and Mags and KAK Industry has everything you need in one place. I already had an extra AR Pistol lower built so I just needed some of their awesome upper components. The lower is a Noveske N4 forged lower with an ALG Defense ACT trigger, Battle Arms Development Selector, Magpul MOE K2 grip, Law Tactical Gen3 Folding Stock Adapter, Phase 5 Weapon Systems Pistol Buffer Tube and a Sig Sauer SB-15 Arm Brace. I upgraded to a Wolf High Power Hammer Spring but probably could have done without it. 

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

For the upper I sourced the heart of the build at KAK Industry. They make all of their own components and have a great reputation. I used the KAK Industry 11″ 7.62×39 barrel, KAK Industry 7.62×39 complete BCG, KAK Industry Gas Block and Gas Tube. The upper receiver is an AERO Precision forged upper with a Northtech Defense Ti-FANG Titanium forward assist, Fortis Mfg Hammer charging handle, Centurion Arms 11″ CMR rail and a BattleComp BABC. Topped it all off with a Vortex Optics Viper PST 1-4 scope and an American Defense Mfg QD mount.

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

Of course the weather is changing up here in Michigan. It was cold and rainy that morning at the range but I couldn’t care less. I brought along some really nice Hornady 123gr 7.62×39 SST ammo to run through the brand new AR Pistol. The best thing you can do when function testing a new AR is to take it slow. I only had one ASC 7.62×39 mag so I loaded one round in the mag, pulled back on the charging handle, flipped the selector to “America” and pulled the trigger. As expected it went BOOM so I checked the chamber to make sure the rifle ejected the spent casing, which it did. After that first round goes as planned you get a bit of a smile on your face and start to have fun.

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

I loaded up another 5 rounds and proceeded to fire them down range sighting in the Vortex Optics Viper PST 1-4 scope.  First 3 rounds went through perfect but on the fourth I had a Failure To Feed. Keep in mind I only had 5 rounds in the mag to start meaning this was the second to last round in the mag. I stripped the mag, removed the round and inspected it noticing that once the mag was removed the round didn’t really seem to be stuck or anything. I loaded another 10 rounds and again, second to last round FTF. This was a recurring theme and it became very clear that the issue was with the mag and definitely not at all a problem with the Upper, BCG or Barrel. Other than the second to last round of each mag issue I had absolutely ZERO malfunctions with this build. It really was a pleasure to shoot. I’ve heard the ASC mags get better as you wear them in but I will also be looking into some other brands and will do a followup article specifically regarding 7.62×39 AR Mags.

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

So after blowing through almost all of my ammo getting to know the 7.62×39 AR Pistol, I saved the last 5 rounds to get a little grouping on paper. Now keep in mind, when I test fire my AR’s I always go to the shorter range. Its basically a 30-35 yard range that typically has less people on it. When I shoot for groups I usually head on over to the 100 yard range but being that this is just an AR Pistol, I had no bipod, etc I decided to stay on the shorter range and just get a group there. The image below shows you a 5 round group, just resting the handguard on a block. I’m positive I could tighten this group up but I was out of ammo. One of these days I’ll get it out on the 100 yard range and get some longer range data. I was very happy with this group though based on the distance I would expect to shoot this rifle at in a real world situation. 

KAK Ind 762x39 AR Pistol Build 7

Overall, I am very pleased with this build. Aside from the magazine issue, all of the parts functioned flawlessly. KAK Industry really is a one stop shop for tons of AR Parts including 5.56, 300BLK, 7.62×39, 458 SOCOM and .308 builds. This is not my first experience with KAK Industry and I’ve enjoyed every part I’ve purchased from them. For this specific build you can check out the KAK 7.62×39 AR Parts here. For all other builds just visit the KAKIndustry.com website and get to looking around at the awesome stuff they offer.  

NEW!! HexMag FDE and OD Green Mags and 10 & 15 Round Mags

Posted on October 7th, 2014 by ar15news

HexMag brand magazines have really been picking up in popularity lately. They introduced a Black AR-15 magazine a while back with a cool raised Hex pattern that actually adds some additional grip to the mag. They also feature a unique magazine identification system called “HexID” which lets you change the color of the follower and base plate retention tab for quick identification.

Today, HexMag is introducing their new FDE (Flat Dark Earth) and OD Green colored 30 round magazines with matching follower and base pad retention tab colors as well. They are also introducing their new line of “TRUE” 10/30 and 15/30 state compliant magazines. They were nice enough to send me some pre-production samples to take some pics of and let me help them introduce the new products.

People have been asking for an FDE and OD Green versions of the HexMag for a while now. The FDE and OD Green HexMags match very well with most of the popular AR furniture on the market and as with all HexMags, they come with the standard Orange guts.

HexMag FDE OD Green Mags 1

HexMag FDE OD Green Mags 1

HexMag FDE OD Green Mags 1

With the introduction of the new FDE and OD Green colors, HexMag is also introducing matching colored internals as well as part of their HexID system. That means if you didn’t want the standard Orange follower and base pad retention tab you will be able to purchase the FDE or OD Green internals.

HexMag FDE OD Green Mags 6

HexMag FDE OD Green Mags 6

HexMag FDE OD Green Mags 6

The last new product they are introducing today is their “TRUE” 10/30 and 15/30 state compliant magazines. Basically these are magazines that will only accept 10 or 15 rounds but look like 30 round magazines. The reason they are called “TRUE” is that they have a shorter spring and a riser inside the mag that makes them either a 10 or 15 round mag. The black risers in the photos below are just 3D printed models but give you an idea of what they will look like. HexMag designed the risers with a contour that allows you to wrap some Paracord, etc around the riser. On the 10 round model the riser is longer so I decided to try wrapping some Fishing Line and putting a little package of hooks, weights and a jig in there which fit perfectly. On the 15 round model I put a few matches, cotton balls and a striking surface inside. This works great because the spring stops at the top of the riser so there is no possibility of the items getting damaged or inhibit operation of the mag. Obviously I would not sacrifice 15-20 rounds in a mag personally just to have a little emergency bug out stash but for those who live in states with limits on magazine size, this is a pretty cool feature.

HexMag TRUE State Compliant AR Mag 3

HexMag TRUE State Compliant AR Mag 3

HexMag TRUE State Compliant AR Mag 3

All of these new mags will be available early November 2014 so you won’t have to wait very long. I can tell you I’ve been using the Black model HexMags for a while now and really like them. As soon as I hear these are available for purchase I will be sure to let you guys know. I’ve also listed all of the ways you can follow HexMag below. 

Website:  www.HexMag.com
Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/HexMag
Instagram:  www.Instagram.com/HexMag
YouTube:  HexMag

NEW!! Arisaka Defense Light Mounts and QD Sling Attachments

Posted on October 6th, 2014 by ar15news

A buddy of mine (UWone77) has been playing around with some new products from Arisaka Defense and he seems to be very happy with them. Arisaka Defense is a brand new company (literally brand new, as in “no website yet” new) but they seem to already have some nice designs and understand what components people are looking for. The first components they are making available will be an M-LOK and KeyMod light mount, M-LOK QD Sling Attachment Point and a Light Mount that is designed to mount directly to a Centurion Arms CMR rail. I’ve listed some pictures below. As I mentioned their website hasn’t been finished yet but they have a Facebook page that they have started so you can follow along as they introduce new products. 

Arisaka Defense M-LOK or KeyMod Light Mount

Arisaka Defense MLOK Light Mount 2

Arisaka Defense MLOK Light Mount 2

Arisaka Defense M-LOK QD Sling Attachment Point

Arisaka Defense QD Sling Attachment 2

Arisaka Defense QD Sling Attachment 2

Arisaka Defense CMR Light Mount

Arisaka Defense CMR Light Mount 2

Arisaka Defense CMR Light Mount 2

Follow Arisaka Defense on Facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/arisakadefense

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