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BCI Defense is proud to offer an AR-15 Build Class and an AR-15/M16 Armorer’s School. In BCI Defense’s Build Classes you have the opportunity to not only purchase but build a custom SQS15 firearm. Taught by a certified armorer and BCI Defense’s own gunsmith you will learn the In’s and Out’s of your AR-15, cleaning techniques, and much more.

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If you are looking to become a Certified Armorer, BCI Defense has you covered. This is a 2-Day course with a total of 12 hours of instruction. After passing a written test students will be granted a 2 Year Armorer Certification.

Have a group of friends that want to take the class together? Want to use our classes as a Corporate Team Building Event?  BCI Defense also offers the ability to schedule Private/Closed Sessions.  Please contact them at Info@BCIDefense.com.  

Schedules for both Build Classes and Armorer’s Schools are posted at www.BCIDefense.com and all events are held on the BCI Defense Campus located in Bremen, IN.  

**PRESS RELEASE** 

We are proud to announce that Aero Precision was recently selected as a Seattle Business Magazine 2017 Washington Manufacturer of the year! We are honored to be recognized with this award and owe a special THANK YOU to our customers. Without you, this would not be possible.

About the award:
The 2017 Washington Manufacturing Awards honor companies that show sustainability both from an environmental resource standpoint but also from a business standpoint, by enduring time, change and competition. Specifically, this year’s award focused on companies that have proven they’re built for the long haul, compiling proven records of success and innovation.

Learn more about the award

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This type of recognition would not be possible without the hardworking employees here at Aero Precision that are dedicated to our company vision, driving innovation and always offering the highest quality parts at the best price possible. To these employees, we say THANK YOU!

AERO Precision Manufacturing Award 1

AERO Precision Manufacturing Award 1

**Press Release**

(Melbourne, FL) August 8, 2016 – ARES Defense Systems, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms, parts and accessories announces a company name transition to FightLite® Industries.

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Originally founded in 1997 as “ARES Defense Systems” by company CEO and avid shooting enthusiast Geoffrey A. Herring; the company is changing its name to FightLite® Industries to be more reflective of both its current and upcoming product offerings and to honor its R&D division that conceives and develops the company’s ideas and inventions. 

“Since launching our company almost two decades ago, we’ve introduced and delivered many game-changing products to both civilian and military shooters alike” said Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO. “We’ve set new standards along the way with high-performance products such as our patented MCR® belt-feed system for the M4, our patented drop-in GXR™ gas piston kit and our universal and patented ARES SCR® rifle to name a few. We have some new groundbreaking product announcements coming up and we’re really excited about what we’re getting ready to bring to market in both the civilian and military marketspaces.”

FightLite MCR

The company’s currently produced product lines will transition to the FightLite® brand by the close of 2016 and FightLite® Industries will be providing spare parts, service and manufacturer support of products that have been produced under the ARES Defense™ brand. ARES™, ARES Defense™ and related logos and product names will remain part of the company’s intellectual property portfolio.

FightLite® Industries supports 2-step Distribution and as with the ARES Defense brands, their products will continue to be made available through established channels of sporting goods wholesalers, box stores, FFL dealers, online retailers and factory direct.

About FightLite® Industries
FightLite® Industries is a privately held company that designs and manufactures lightweight and technologically advanced firearms and firearm accessories for Military, Law Enforcement, US civilian shooters and Foreign Governments.

Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, FightLite® Industries is equipped with state-of-the-art CNC machining centers, 3-D solid-modeling and manufacturing CAD/CAM systems, a dedicated quality control department and an experienced manufacturing team that is committed to developing and manufacturing superior products for its customers.  Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, FightLite® products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra modern facility by a highly skilled workforce.  

To learn more about FightLite® Industries visit www.FightLite.com.  Follow FightLite® Industries on Facebook at facebook.com/FightLite , on Twitter @FightLite and on Instagram @FightLite_com.

FightLite® Industries has partnered with Blue August, LLC to assist with promotion of the FightLite® brand and products line through public and editorial relations. For press inquiries, contact Monica Arnold at pr@blueaugust.com. FightLite® Industries is also partnered with Defense Marketing Group who assists with promotion of the FightLite® brand through various channels of social media. For social media inquiries, please contact Ben Wentzel at ben@defensemk.com.

Notice: FightLite® is a registered trademark of ARES Defense Systems, Inc.

**PRESS RELEASE**

Hexmag has recently been awarded the patent on our True Riser in our 10 and 15 round magazines. This patent is very important to us as we have developed an evolutionary system to offer factory made 10 and 15 round magazines for capacity restricted states. 

The Hexmag True Riser system for standard size Hexmag magazines was carefully engineered, with the Ar-15 consumer in capacity restricted states mind. You get a standard size magazine that is magazine pouch friendly, looks natural in your AR-15 and can still be dissembled for normal, routine cleaning/maintenance or to change the HexID system. 

Hexmag TRUE Riser System

It features our patented True Riser and a short spring, the True Riser brings the base of the spring up mimicking internally, a dedicated 10 or 15 round tiny magazine without the drawbacks of a tiny magazine. This has all been done here at the Hexmag facility to eliminate 3rd party dealer “blocking”, “pinning”, or “gluing” the magazines. Ultimately saving the dealer and consumer considerable amounts of money. Hexmag 10 and 15 round magazines have the same MSRP as the standard capacity 30 round Hexmag magazines of $14.99. 

Our HX10/30 10 round magazines were made for California, New York, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Chicago, Connecticut, Washington DC. The Hexmag HX15/30 15 round magazines were made for New Jersey and Colorado. If you live in one of these states or areas with a magazine capacity restriction you are not alone, rest assured that Hexmag has your back. 

All Hexmag magazines come with a Lifetime Warranty. For more information please visit the Hexmag 10 and 15 round magazine page on our website.

Right around the time that MagPod released their baseplate replacement for Gen M2 PMAGs, Magpul introduced their new Gen M3 PMAG and totally switched things up. By “switched things up” I mean they changed the base plate design which meant the MagPod would not fit on the new Gen M3 PMAG. Obviously there are a metric ton of Gen M2 PMAGs in use so its not a huge deal but it would be awesome to have the option to add a MagPod to the new Gen M3 PMAGs too. 

A few days ago MagPod released an image showing off the new design which looks similar to the current MagPod but will also incorporate some sort of retaining clip. Currently they are testing out a two-piece retaining clip and a one-piece retaining clip.

Magpod Gen M3 PMAG

Sneak peek at the patent pending M3 PMAG version of MagPod; even though the M3 PMAG baseplate slides on from the rear, we decided to make our version slide in from the FRONT, which allows us to keep the patented “forward biased” foot that MagPod is known for.

No firm release date yet – we are still evaluating the retaining clip options to see which holds up better to drop testing.

I’m definitely looking forward to seeing this new MagPod version become available. You can follow along with the development of the new Gen M3 PMAG version of the MagPod  on the MagPod Facebook and Instagram accounts. 

When I go to the range I usually go by myself so I can just do my thing. After spending some time by myself at the range over the weekend and having to reload my mags in the cold, with gloves on, etc. it was funny to run across this new product online yesterday. Plate Design has been making speed loaders for a while and even make them for the AK as well. What I like about their Gen2 ACEM AR/M4 Speed Loader is that it is MultiCaliber. Instead of just being designed to work with .223/5.56 it will work with a wide variety of the most popular AR calibers which includes .223/5.56, 300 Blackout, 6.8 SPC, 6.5 Grendel, 5.45×39 and 7.62×39 rounds. That’s pretty impressive. I myself shoot 5.56, 300BLK, 5.45×39 and 7.62×39 all the time through my ARs so this definitely interests me. 

Plate Design ACEM AR-M4 Speed Loadergen2 4

Plate Design ACEM AR-M4 Speed Loadergen2 4

Plate Design ACEM AR-M4 Speed Loadergen2 4Click the Gif above to watch it again.

ACEM™ AR/M4 30 GEN 2 
–  Magazine interface: AR15/M4 platform 
–  Rounds: (capacity) 
–  5.56 x 45mm NATO/.223 Remington (30) 
–  300 Blackout (30) 
–  6.8 SPC (25) 
–  6.5 Grendel (25) 
–  5.45×39 (30) 
–  7.62×39 (25) 

I definitely think I am going to pick one of these up to give it a try. They are just $59.95 which seems totally worth it to save me the time and hassle of loading mags one bullet at a time, especially now that it works with multiple different rounds that I use often. If you’re interested in one yourself, you can get more information and purchase on for yourself at www.Plate-Design.com.

Big thanks to Next Level Armament who shot me a sneak peek at their new ELITE AR-15 receiver set yesterday. The ELITE receiver set is a forged receiver set that has had material removed wherever possible without reducing the strength of the receiver. As you can see in the photos below they did not “skeletonize” the lower but just removed excess material creating recessed areas around important features of the lower. This won’t result in a massive amount of weight savings but there will be some and looks pretty awesome too. Although you can’t see it in this photos, the upper receiver has also received the same treatment as they have machined out the center of the 12 o’clock rail section and added their logo on the top at the charging handle opening.

Next Level Armament ELITE receiver set 2

Next Level Armament ELITE receiver set 1

While a receiver set like this from some other companies would break the bank, Next Level Armament will be offering these as matched sets for just $225. I was told they will have a few hundred back from anodizing and ready to ship by Wednesday (2-17-16) of next week. This is a great option for anyone looking for something a bit different than the run of the mill forged receiver set without paying the big bucks for a billet set. 

www.NextLevelArms.com

F-1 Firearms, a USA manufacturer of extremely head turning ARs, billet receiver sets, rails, barrels, BCGs and other components, is partnering up with O’Dell Engineering Ltd to introduce the F-1 Firearms lineup of rifles and components to the Canadian market. O’Dell Engineering Ltd has a huge dealer network all across Canada as shown in the graphic below. So, if you’re in Canada and would like to get your hands on some F-1 products, you don’t have too long to wait before you start seeing them on the shelves of your favorite firearms stores.

F1 Firearms Canadian DealersF-1 Firearms / O’Dells Canadian Dealer Network

F1 Firearms Canadian Dealers

F1 Firearms Canadian Dealers

For more information on F-1 Firearms products, go to their website www.F-1Firearms.com, F-1 Firearms Facebook or F-1 Firearms Instagram. You can also find a whole list of O’Dell Engineering Ltd Dealers where you will be able to purchase these fine rifles and components at http://www.odellengineeringltd.com/find-a-dealer.html

Those of you who watch YouTube gun videos may be familiar with the guys at PrepperKip. PrepperKip just recently opened up a his own retail online store, www.KipsOutlet.com, and has two blowout deals to generate some awareness for the new endeavor. Right now he is offering for sale are a 10.5″ 1:8 Twist 300BLK barrel with a Melonite finish for just $80. He is also offering a nice Nickel Boron M16/Full Auto BCG for just $100. Both of these are outstanding deals and would make for a great Christmas present…in case you were looking for ideas for me. 😉 The deals are listed below. 

Be sure to follow PrepperKip on YouTube and visit www.KipsOutlet.com for future details.

KIPS SPECIAL:300 BLK 10.5 INCH PISTOL GAS MELONITE BARREL

Prepper Kip Special 300blk 10.5 barrel

KIPS SPECIAL: NIB AUTO 5.56 BCG (BOLT CARRIER GROUP) MPI

Prepper Kip Special Nib BCG

A little birdie sent this Sneak Peek of Battle Arms Development’s new “GHOZT” Monolithic PDW SRB to me and I just had to share it with you guys. Battle Arms Development has partnered up with Cross Machine Tool many times before and this Monolithic PDW SBR lower is another one of those collaborations. This SBR has a ton of other new Battle Arms Development gadgets including their proprietary buffer system which is only 4.75″ long but still allows you to use any BCG you want. Check out the pics and details bellow. Lets just hope I don’t get in too much trouble for sharing. 🙂

BAD GHOZT PDW SBR 1

BAD GHOZT PDW SBR 1

BAD GHOZT PDW SBR 1

BAD GHOZT PDW SBR 1

BAD GHOZT PDW SBR 1

Monolithic BAD-PDW Lower, GEN2 BAD556-LW Upper, BAD-EMMR enhanced modular mag release, BAD-CASS-SA-ST reversible 50/90 deg combat ambi safety, Trijicon MRO OPTICS mount, BAD-ATG 3 position pistol grip, 7.5″ LIGHTRIGID BARREL, TITANIUM GAS BLOCK, BAD-EPS-TI PIN SET, etc.

http://www.battlearmsdevelopment.com

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https://www.facebook.com/BattleArms

Just yesterday, Magpul revealed it will be discontinuing the use of Foliage Green in their product lineup and has placed a 30% discount on all Foliage items. It doesn’t come as too much of a surprise with the popularity of the traditional Black or ever popular FDE furniture. However, Foliage is definitely a great looking color option for you AR that just never caught on as well as others. If you’re looking to outfit your AR with a fresh set of accessories or have been wanting to do a Foliage build, you might want to consider doing it now. The 30% discount applies to all Foliage colored products and does not require any discount code. Check it out now at www.Magpul.com.

Magpul Foliage Green discontinued

We’ve offered most of our products in foliage green for many years now and have found it to be a versatile color. However, with the expansion of the product line, we’ve decided to phase it out and make room for new items. Take advantage of discount pricing on all foliage accessories while supplies last.

**Press Release**

CMC Triggers are undisputed as the finest AR triggers in the world. Precision engineered, hand built, hand tested before they are sent out to market set them apart from other manufacturers.

LanTac USA designed two patented triggers, a curved and a flat bow design. In an effort to maintain our high reputation for exceptional quality products we contacted CMC Triggers to collaborate their propriety manufacturing and engineering processes, ‘Drop In’ trigger with our great looking bow designs.

The sear engagement surfaces are 1-2 RMS (Smoothness, 0 being a mirror finish), this is due to their unique in house manufacturing processes.

LANTAC CMC Triggers

LANTAC, CMC Triggers E-CT1 Single Stage 3.5LB Upgrade Trigger, Flat Bow.

This Tactical Trigger Group is a completely self contained, 100% drop-in fire control group upgrade for the AR-15, LR-308 and AR-10 rifles. Building on the original Super Match design, the double patented Tactical Flat or Curved Trigger design yields truly remarkable and unprecedented trigger control, trigger feel and accuracy, while also retaining the rugged reliability of a Mil-Spec trigger group. Trigger pull is factory pre-set at 3-1/2 pounds, and is not user adjustable.

LANTAC, CMC Triggers E-CT1 Single Stage 3.5LB Upgrade Trigger, Curved Bow.

This Tactical Trigger Group is a completely self contained, 100% drop-in fire control group upgrade for the AR-15, LR-308 and AR-10 rifles. Building on the original Super Match design, the double patented Tactical Flat or Curved Trigger design yields truly remarkable and unprecedented trigger control, trigger feel and accuracy, while also retaining the rugged reliability of a Mil-Spec trigger group. Trigger pull is factory pre-set at 3-1/2 pounds, and is not user adjustable.

CMC Triggers fit most standard Mil-Spec lower receivers with .154″ diameter trigger and hammer pin holes. Will fit Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 Rifles with the longer pin set that is available separately. Made in the USA in the great state of Texas!

Pre-order yours now at www.LANTAC-USA.com

For some people, the look of a standard AR can become kind of boring. Most look strikingly similar and its not that uncommon to go to the range and see a guy with a very similar AR to the one you brought. If you find yourself wanting to have an AR that stands out in a sea of Black Rifles, you might want to check out Cobalt Kinetics. They have some extremely unique AR’s with very cool lines and even a new feature or two. Check out the pics of their new B.A.M.F. rifle below.

Cobalt Kinetics BAMF AR Rifle 2

Cobalt Kinetics BAMF AR Rifle 2

Cobalt Kinetics BAMF AR Rifle 2

Cobalt Kinetics BAMF AR Rifle 2

Cobalt Kinetics BAMF AR Rifle 2

Cobalt Kinetics BAMF AR Rifle 2

For more information on the Cobalt Kinetics B.A.M.F. and their new Double-D (Dual Drop) bolt release technology, head on over to www.CobaltKinetics.com.

You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Just found out our friends AVGuns.com have the Cobalt Kinetics B.A.M.F. rifle in-stock and ready to ship.

Just wanted to take a minute to welcome out newest site sponsor, Shooters Source. They are a great place to look for new AR Parts including a lot of 3-Gun gear, cleaning supplies, optics, lights, lasers, slings, tactical gear, etc. You can also sign up for training classes from guys like Frank Proctor and William Petty right from their website. Be sure to check them out and see how they can help you with your AR needs!

www.ShootersSource.com

Shooters Source

Whether you need gear to enhance your competition, tactical or self-defense, we have you covered! If we don’t have the item you’re looking for, please email us. We have access to thousands of items including optics and gun parts, and can order it for you and still offer a great price!

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LANTAC USA has posted a photo on their Facebook page eluding to the fact that they will soon offer their extremely popular E-BCG in a .308 version very soon. It seriously would be nearly impossible to find a nicer BCG than the LANTAC E-BCG. Having an AR-10 model would be a very welcomed addition to the growing lineup from LANTAC. Keep an eye on the LANTAC USA Instagram and Facebook page for more updates. I will be sure to keep you guys in the know as well.  

If you’d like more information regarding LANTAC’s already available AR-15 E-BCG you can get that HERE.

LANTAC .308 E-BCGYou can just barley see the rear end of the LANTAC .308 E-BCG poking out of the upper in this photo.