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The Adams Arms Black Friday Sale is live right now and includes special priced items as well as 10% off all other Adams Arms & VooDoo Innovations items and free shipping over $250. Two deals that really stand out to me are the VooDoo Mid Length Barrel and BCG combo for $199 and the Adams Arms Build-It-Yourself Piston Rifle Kit for just $599. Don’t wait until Black Friday, head on over to www.AdamsArms.net and get in on the deals now.

Adams Arms Black Friday Sale 2015

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Black Gun AR-15 Black Friday Sales

You guys know I am always on the look out for some crazy deal to help you guys get in on and this Adams Arms rifle sale is about as crazy as it gets. Adams Arms is one of the first names you think of when someone mentions Piston Driven ARs. They’ve been making quality, hard working piston ARs for years and have a great reputation. With new rifles coming in every day, Rainier Arms has found themselves with a few too many of two specific Adams Arms complete rifle models which means only one thing….you get to save some big money. And these aren’t base model rifles either. The two models are the Carbine Length Tactical Elite 16″ and the Mid Length Tactical Evo 16″ which both come with upgraded Stocks, Grips and Rail Systems. Both rifles have an MSRP of around $1,300 but you can snag one now for just $800. Not only that but if you act fast enough they are throwing in a set of fixed metal sights too. Click on the image or link below to view that rifle on RA’s website.

ADAMS ARMS CARBINE LENGTH TACTICAL ELITE 16″ – $799.99

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ADAMS ARMS MID LENGTH TACTICAL EVO 16″ – $799.99 SOLD OUT

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We predicted 2014 would huge for the AR-10 / .308 AR market and the new Adams Arms .308 Piston Driven Rifle is the perfect way to top off the year of some awesome .308 components. This new .308 Piston rifle from Adams Arms weighs very similar to many of the AR’s in my own personal collection which is pretty impressive since most .308 AR’s weight a pound or two more than their 5.56 counterpart. Adams Arms just opened up the pre-order of these that will allow you to put a deposit down to reserve the serial number of your choice up to 500. Pre-order details, specs and pics are below. 

Adams Arms is proud to announce the Introduction of our Revolutionary new Piston Driven Small Frame .308 Rifle! With our years research and development we’ve engineered the finest .308 to ever hit the market. Weighing in at under 8 pounds and more than 50% reciprocal to standard AR-15 components, the new Defender and Defender Enhanced rifles will be setting a new standard in the firearms industry.

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The lineup includes 4 models with options and price points from entry level all the way to our FAST model which will be able to outperform and outlast anything on the market. With MSRPs ranging from $1329.99 to $2999.99 we have a model to fit every need and budget.

All Rifles will Feature:

Voodoo Innovations Melonited Barrels
–  Guaranteed 1 MOA Accuracy for Life
–  Pressure Relief Cuts under the Barrel Extension

LifeCoat Brass Saver Bolts
–  Kidney Shaped Ejector
–  Proprietary design that allows brass to Eject Cleanly and Efficiently, while preserving it for reloading
–  LifeCoat Coating
–  This provides the Lubricity of the Nickel with the Corrosion Resistance and Hardness of the PVD, increasing the life of the part exponentially
–  Electro-less Nickel Base Coating
–  PVD Top-Coating

Other VDI LifeCoated Parts:

Nickel Base/PVD Top-Coat
–  XLP Adjustable Gas Block and Selector (on Free-Float Models)

Melonite
–  Picatinny Adjustable Gas Block (on Standard & MOE Models)
–  Drive Rod
–  Jet Comp (on Free-Float Models)
–  Cam Pin

PVD
–  1 Piece Bolt Carrier
–  Firing Pin
–  Fire Control Group

This pre-order is for the limited edition run of BILLET lower receivers with serial numbers 10 through 500. 

Reserve your .308 now! 

A deposit secures your billet lower and preferred serial number (if available, first come first serve). We will begin shipping the rifles in November and will be contacting each customer for their preferred configuration of each person’s custom selected serial number. There will be four models to choose from, these rifles will have a MSRP range from $1,329.99 to $2,999.99. Your deposit will go towards the final purchase price of the rifle.

Pre-orders are first come, first serve. The deposit is non-refundable and is due at the time of checkout to secure your custom picked number and will be used as a credit towards the final purchase price of the rifle. The rifle MUST be shipped to an FFL dealer of your choice.

Please use this link to access the pre-order: http://www.adamsarms.net/308-complete-rifle-pre-order

Big things are happening in the halls of Adams Arms these days. Today they have the ability to take superior products to the market at industry leading prices. A recent move to bring production in house coupled with increasing overall productivity allows them to pass savings directly to customers. While traditional piston systems can cost an average of $1,200-$1,600, the Adams Arms base piston rife now has a MSRP of just $995. These prices allow the company to compete with lower priced, traditional rifle systems, while still offering consumers the ability to afford high-quality piston rifles, parts and accessories.

Adams Arms President and CEO Michael Froning commented, “We are extremely excited to be able to reset the bar from a product cost standpoint while delivering the highest quality products on the market. While the industry is seeing reduced prices to combat lagging sales, we have been able to drive our costs down significantly and pass on savings of over 20% to the consumer”

The company also announced exciting new upcoming projects to include:

* .308 Rifles

* Pistols

* .22 Rifles

* Shotguns

* Custom Slides

* Projectiles

* Accessories

More news on the release of these products is expected in the next few weeks.

Adams Arms Press Release

Established in 2007, Adams Arms began with an innovative design that improved the operating system of AR style rifles. The Adams Arms Retrofit Kit provided users the ability to upgrade their existing direct impingement rifles to a piston operated system in a mere thirty minutes or less using a 3/4 inch wrench and hammer. They received a patent in 2008 and gained major OEM partnerships which quickly made their system the number one piston system on the market with more than three times the OEM contracts of competitors.

By 2011 they were building their own upper assemblies and within a year manufacturing complete rifles. Adams Arms’ growth skyrocketed as they acquired their largest OEM manufacturer allowing them to produce the majority of their parts in-house. Adams Arms also develops and utilizes some of the most technologically advanced manufacturing processes, machining techniques and coatings, including QPQ, PVDs and Nickels, that far exceed Mil-Spec standards for quality and performance.

They launched VooDoo Innovations, a sister company, in 2013. VooDoo brings high end coatings and processes to the direct impingement market. With so much growth, a major decision was made to purchase $4 million in manufacturing assets. New equipment and the addition of key leadership and industry hires resulted in more than 75% of production moving in-house. Distribution channels were expanded to new distributors, buying groups, direct dealers and website retail sales.

This year they have continued to streamline production and grow their line with products such as:
–  XLP Low Profile Gas Block
–  C.O.R. Rifle
–  Ultra Lite Advanced Dissipator
–  Line of 300 BLK Products
–  VooDoo Rail System
–  VooDoo Innovations LifeCoat Parts

For more information about Adams Arms and their products, visit www.adamsarms.net or email sales@adamsarms.net.

**Photo courtesy of 47 Images Photography.**

Rainier Arms recently launched a line of complete Piston AR-15 Uppers that they have hand built using their high quality Rainier Arms parts and Adams Arms Mid Length Piston kits. I know what you’re thinking because I thought it too. “Oh great. Another expensive Piston upper”. Thankfully that is not the case.

Rainier Arms Force Piston Upper

The Rainier Arms Piston Series uppers all feature the new VooDoo Innovations Melonite coated barrels, Rainier Arms Compensator (RAC), Rainier Arms Milspec upper and the Adams Arms Complete Piston Kit including BCG and Charging Handle. They are offering two models, the Base and the Force. Both models come in your choice of 14.5″ and 16″ lengths. The Base is exactly what you would assume, a more basic upper with standard plastic hand guards. The Force model upgrades to one of the brand new Rainier Arms Force KeyMod rails. 

Base Piston 5.56 Uppers in both 14.5″ and 16″ models are priced at just $575 each. The upgrade to a Rainier Arms Force KeyMod rail only costs another $120. Check out the pictures and details below. If I were had some extra funds for a new upper this would definitely be at the top of the list. Links to purchase are listed below. Get on it before everyone finds out about these and they sell out.

Rainier Arms BASE Piston 5.56 Complete Upper – 14.5″ – $575
Rainier Arms BASE Piston 5.56 Complete Upper – 16″ – $575

Rainier Arms Force Piston Upper

Rainier Arms FORCE Piston 5.56 Complete Upper – 14.5″ –  $695
Rainier Arms FORCE Piston 5.56 Complete Upper – 16″ –  $695

Rainier Arms Force Piston Upper

Whether you train with an AR-15 or just shoot a lot you know how expensive it can be. Ammo costs have skyrocketed in recent years and what we would normally consider affordable ammo is either non-existent or double the price of what it used to be. This is what got me to really start looking for a more affordable and readily available ammunition option. I wanted something that would feel and shoot similar to my normal 5.56×45 AR-15’s and the answer was Russian surplus 5.45×39 ammo. It can be found just about anywhere for roughly half of what it would cost to buy 5.56 and it shoots very similar to a 5.56 upper. Now I just needed to figure out what parts I needed to build my upper. 

As it usually happens, great minds are thinking alike 🙂 and the guys at VooDoo Innovations (Sister company to Adams Arms) were getting ready to introduce a 5.45×39 Conversion Kit that included everything you would need to convert an existing AR-15 upper over to 5.45×39 but it also would make for a great kit to build a new upper with. I had originally just written an article and shared the info with you guys but when they found out I was interested in building an upper myself they offered to let me review one which of course made my day.

The 5.45×39 Conversion Kit from VooDoo Innovations is offered in both Carbine and Mid Length versions. I have to admit I had no idea what to expect when building this upper. Quite a few people told me that 5.45×39 is hard to get to cycle correctly, has hard primers, dirty ammo, etc. I decided standard with AR’s which is a carbine length gas system and then adjust things as needed from there. The kit showed up with a 16″ Melonite coated Carbine Length barrel, a Melonite coated 5.45×39 bolt, a Melonite coated A2 flash hider, one 5.45×39 ASC Stainless Steel magazine and a High Power Hammer Spring to ensure ignition even with harder primers. 

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If you’re looking to build a 5.45×39 upper you’re going to hear a lot about how corrosive it is. You can either clean your rifle a lot or get parts that are designed to deal with it. As I mentioned, the barrel, flash hider and bolt are all Melonite coated which is perfect for the corrosive Russian 5.45×39 surplus ammo. The Melonite coating is on the inside and out of the barrel and which gives it awesome protection against corrosion and extreme durability. The deep black coating looks really great too.

620 VooDoo Innovations 5.45x39 Upper Build 1

It just so happened that at the same time I received a box of goodies from my friends at Geissele Automatics. In it was a new SMR MK5 KeyMod rail, Super Gas Block and an SD-3G trigger (more on the trigger in a few). I knew immediately that I was going to put the SMR MK5 rail and gas block on this upper and got it all assembled. I added a few of my favorite KeyMod accessories which are the QD Sling Mount and Handstop pictured below from Impact Weapons Components

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620 VooDoo Innovations 5.45x39 Upper Build 1

For this build I went with what receivers I had on hand which was a forged upper from IS Fifteen and an AERO Precision Ambi forged mil spec lower. This particular lower is actually my favorite forged lower because it has the PDQ Lever installed and works great. Because I didn’t have a matched forged receiver set the fit was pretty tight. I installed a set of Battle Arms Development EPS (Enhanced Pin Set) pins and it made it much easier to push the pins in and out to separate the receivers. As you can see I decided to go with the Geissele SD-3G trigger. I was tempted to use a standard mil spec trigger with the High Power Hammer Spring instead of the SD-3G but I really wanted to try what I would normally do to an AR first and adjust things later. This ended up being a great decision.

620 VooDoo Innovations 5.45x39 Upper Build 1

At this point the rifle was done. I had added a Trijicon SRS red dot, some Troy BUIS, Rainer Arms RAPTOR charging handle, etc. I had purchased 1,080 rounds of 5.45×39 from AIM Surplus for $170 plus shipping. I still hadn’t shot it so the next step was to hit the range and do some function testing, nail down any issues and make any necessary changes…or so I thought.

620 VooDoo Innovations 5.45x39 Upper Build 1

620 VooDoo Innovations 5.45x39 Upper Build 1

I ended up taking the completed 5.45×39 rifle out to the range in 19 degree weather with some crazy blowing snow. If you’re gonna test something why not take it to the extreme, right!? After an initial inspection verifying that everything seemed to be installed correctly and functioning right it was time to shoot it. The main things I was keeping an eye out for were feeding issues, ejection issues, light primer strikes and making sure the bolt held open on an empty mag.

To start I put 2 rounds of 5.45×39 in the supplied mag, inserted it into the magwell and fired away. The first round fed into the upper very smooth. I pulled the trigger on the Geissele SD-3G and sure enough, BANG! First round fired properly. I check to see that the round had ejected properly, which it did and was laying on the ground to my right. I pulled the trigger again and just as it did the first time it sent a round down range with a great sounding crack! Remember I had only loaded 2 rounds so a quick twist of the rifle to my left and I can see that the bolt has definitely held open on the empty mag. (FYI, unlike what some people told me, 5.45×39 does not work in a PMAG unless its modified)

Right now I was pretty happy! I decided to load up a full mag and have at it. After a bit of sighting in we set a 6″x6″ steel plate about 75 yards down range and went medieval on it. Trigger pull after trigger pull, in extreme cold conditions, it continued to perform flawlessly. We were able to repeatedly blast that 6″x6″ plate with ease from a standing position. The Geissele SD-3G trigger had absolutely no issue igniting those hard Russian primers.

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Surprisingly, this upper is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I simply can’t say enough good things about it. So far I have put over 300 rounds through this upper and have not experienced a single Failure To Feed, Failure To Eject, Light Primer Strike or any malfunction of any kind. I didn’t have to make a single adjustment to the upper after assembly. I’m very happy with the quality of the components and it’s proven to be very accurate. On my next trip to the range I’ll get some bench shooting in and grab some data on grouping at 100 yards, etc. If you’re on the fence about building a 5.45×39 upper or just looking for a more affordable option for the range, don’t hesitate. This 5.45×39 Conversion Kit from VooDoo Innovations is something I would recommend all day long. Quick thanks to VooDoo Innovations for making an awesome product and letting me get my hands on it.

I wanted to make it easy on you so below is a list of links to purchase the items I used in this build.

First and Foremost
VooDoo Innovations 5.45×39 Conversion Kits and Parts
5.45×39 Ammunition at AIM Surplus (big shipment coming in this week so get on the email list)

Additional Components
Geissele Automatics SMR Rails, Triggers and Gas Blocks
Impact Weapons Components KeyMod accessories. (Use code “ar15news” to save 5%)
Battle Arms Development EPS pin set and Safety Selector
Rainier Arms Raptor charging handle
AERO Precision Ambi Forged Lower
IS Fifteen Forged Upper
Trijicon SRS Red Dot
Magpul Stock and Grip
Phase 5 Weapon Systems Trigger Guard

Everyone likes a deal! Well, for the month of March with the purchase of all Adams Arms Rifles, Uppers and Piston kits from Rainier Arms, get a Rainier Arms Gift card for up to $100! I know some of you may have already picked up one of these products but don’t worry. If you’ve already bought one for this month, simply call Rainier Arms to redeem your free gift certificate! Check out all of the awesome Adams Arms products at www.RainierArms.com.

March Adams Arms Special at Rainier Arms

Adams Arms already has what I would call a cool forged lower. They come with a very nice deep black anodized finish and have a serrations on the front of the magwell that not only give you better grip but also a unique look as well. Now they’re offering a limited edition run of Three-Percenter lowers that have the “III” logo laser engraved on the magwell surrounded by 13 stars representing the original 13 colonies. The term “Three-Percenter” refers to those willing to stand up and fight for our freedoms and oppose tyranny. If you feel you are a “Three-Percenter” as I know many of you are, you’re going to love this new lower. Check out the pictures below then head on over to www.AdamsArms.net to pick one up for yourself.

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620 Adams Arms Three Percent Lower Ltd Edition 1

Adams Arms Stripped Lower engraved with the Three-Percenter III% logo. LIMITED TIME OFFER

PRE-ORDERS SHIP BY END OF FEBRUARY

Weight: 8.384 oz.

During the American Revolution, the active forces in the field against the King’s tyranny never amounted to more than 3% of the colonists. Three Percenters today identify with this 3% because they were true patriots fighting for the freedoms the nation we love and honor was founded upon. 

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The guys at Rainier Arms let us in on a little secret today. Very soon they will be introducing an “Enhanced” version of the Adam Arms 16″ Mid Piston Rifle. The standard Adams Arms rifle is pretty awesome as it is but this new rifle will feature some really nice upgrades.

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The main upgrades to the basic rifle will be the brand new Rainier Arms Compensator (aka the RAC), Rainier Arms Raptor charging handle, Fortis Mid cut REV Rail and the Mission First Tactical BATTLELINK Minimalist Stock and Engage pistol grip.

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620 Enhanced Adams Arms Mid 16 Piston rifle by Rainier Arms 3

There is no firm date set right this moment but look for the new rifle be available in the next few weeks. With an MSRP of just $1,495, this rifle is a crazy good deal. We’ll keep you updated as soon as the rifle becomes available for purchase. You can also keep an eye on the Rainier Arms Facebook page and the “New Products” section of www.RainierArms.com.

I’ve been meaning to doing a write up on the new Adams Arms COR (Competition Optics Ready) complete upper so when our friends at RifleGear.com emailed me and said they had some in-stock it seemed like the perfect time to make it happen. This new upper is a very nice rifle length competition upper built off the awesome Adams Arms piston system but it seems like it would be a nice fit for someone looking for a high quality, lightweight upper that is a breeze to shoot as well. I personally have not had the pleasure of shooting the COR Upper yet but I would love to some day. I’ve heard a few people who have shot it say its the lightest, smoothest shooting upper they’ve ever shot. With a price-tag of $998 it won’t be a right fit for everyone but its definitely a sweet upper and lots of bang for the buck even at that price. Check out the pics and specs for the new Adams Arms COR upper below. If you like what you see, head on over to www.RifleGear.com to snag one for yourself.

620 Adams Arms COR Upper 2

620 Adams Arms COR Upper 2

Designed with competition shooters, the new C.O.R. Upper is the optimal setup for competitive shooting and is ready to go right out of the box! (just add an optic) This upper was designed with a comprehensive approach to create the lowest felt recoil pulse while maintaining ultimate accuracy and maneuverability. The VDI Ultra-Lite Barrel runs extremely light and accurate. Our New Low Mass Carrier and Rifle Length System significantly reduces felt recoil, and the VDI Jet Comp virtually eliminates muzzle rise for follow
up shots.

All Adams Arms products are made in the USA and come with a Life-Time Warranty.

FEATURES
–  Low Mass One Piece Bolt Carrier. 7.5 Oz (21% Lighter)
–  VDI LifeCoat 16.5” Ultra Lite Rifle Length Match Grade Barrel (.750 Gas Seat) This Match-Grade barrel is precision honed, creating a smooth round and straight hole. Chambered 5.56x45mm NATO, 4150CMV, 1:7 Twist
–  VDI Jet Comp
–  Evolution Rail, Equipped with Hand Stop, 2 – 2” Rails
–  QD Sling Mount

http://www.riflegear.com/p-2763-adams-arms-165-rifle-length-competition-optic-ready-upper-cor.aspx