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Had a nice time sighting in / function testing a couple of my newer AR’s at the range the other day. I typically shoot on private land but bench shooting is a good way to get your guns out, put some rounds through them and make sure they are running good. For the most part there were no issues but any AR builder will tell you it only takes one small issue to throw a monkey wrench in there.

620 CIV Tactical SPR AERO Precision AR Pistol Vortex opticsClick to enlarge

The rifle has an upper built by CIV Tactical using receivers are from Tactical Firearms Solutions. CIV Tactical used their excellent 18″ SPR barrel and Matched Bolt that are known for getting some extremely low sub-MOA results. I used an older Bolt Carrier with the supplied bolt and figured everything would be fine. When the rifle wouldn’t eject a single round I knew there was something going on. Instead of just giving up and using the other AR I brought I decided to try to figure out was the issue was. After trying 2 different lowers, 4 different mags and 2 different types of ammo I decided to try a different BCG. Swapped it out and it ran like a Sewing Machine. I know the Matched Bolt is good as it was test fired with that exact Bolt so it’s pretty obvious I can narrow it down to the Bolt Carrier such as a leaky Gas Key. Looks like I threw in my own monkey wrench.  LoL  

The point is if you think logically through your failures and start eliminating possible issues, you can quite often move past the issues with the rifle and still get in some good trigger time. Oh, and bring some tools and small parts with you when test firing a rifle for the first time.  :)

The rail on the SPR is a Parallax Tactical FFSSR rail. It also has an ATLAS Bipod with ADM mouth and the Stock is the LUTH-AR MBA-1 that you can buy from The AR Pistol is all AERO Precision with an Odin Works 10.5″ Barrel, Primary Weapons CQB comp and a KAK Industry Super Sig Tube. Both guns have Vortex Optics…optics.

Father’s Day Sale 2014 – AERO Precision

Posted on June 7th, 2014 by ar15news

AERO Precision is offering a great Father’s Day Sale. Now through 6/16/2014 you can save 10% on all orders PLUS any orders over $50 will receive FREE SHIPPING as well. I don’t know about you but I never spend less than $50 at AERO Precision so this should be a no-brainer for you guys. Just use the code “dadsandgrads” at checkout when shopping at

AERO Precision Father's Day Sale 2014

AERO Precision Memorial Day Sale

Posted on May 24th, 2014 by ar15news

Now through the end of this month, AERO Precision will be offering 14% off all including AP Gear, Scope Mounts, Upper Receives, Lower Receivers and Complete Rifles. Plus, if your order is over $50 you’ll get FREE SHIPPING too. Just use the discount code “MemorialDay2014” at checkout.

AERO Precision Memorial Day Sale 2

AERO Precision M4E1 Enhanced Upper Available for Purchase

Posted on May 21st, 2014 by ar15news

Last week we wrote about the new M4E1 Enhanced Upper and Handguards that AERO Precision was coming out with. These new upper feature an integrated mounting system for the new handguards which will make for an absolutely rock solid lock up. I just got word that the new M4E1 uppers are now in-stock and ready to purchase over at

620 AERO Precision M4E1 Enhanced Upper 1 620 AERO Precision M4E1 Enhanced Upper 1

The AR15 weapon system is an ever-evolving and modular platform. That weapon system has now been enhanced by Aero Precision into the new M4E1 platform. The M4E1 upper receiver is precision-machined to our specifications and features M4 feed ramps and handguard mounting platform. The rail mounting surface and barrel nut area provide a much stiffer system than a standard receiver, giving you more accuracy out of your rifle. Lightweight by design, stronger through superior engineering, the M4E1 delivers monolithic accuracy in a lightweight package.


  • Forged from 7075 T6 aluminum
  • Precision machined to M4E1 specs
  • M4 feedramps
  • Matte black hard coat anodized Mil 8625 Type 3 Class 2 or Cerakote coating
  • .250″ takedown pin holes
  • Laser engraved T-marks
  • Accepts standard AR15/M16 components
  • Handguard mounting platform is forged into the receiver
  • Comes assembled, with dust cover and forward assist installed
  • Barrel nut and wrench are included


Posted on March 27th, 2014 by ar15news

AERO Precision is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $150 through the end of the month.  If you’ve been sitting on the fence just waiting on that little extra push to buy some new parts, this just might do the trick. Basically this means all of the new AERO Precision barrels will qualify for Free Shipping. So will the COP Uppers, Stripped Receiver Sets (Upper and Lower together), Gen2 Ambi Lowers or any other combination of parts that gets you over the $150 mark. Head on over and check out the products on their website. We’ve written a lot about AERO Precision parts. They make great quality products at a very affordable price point.

AERO Precision Receiver COP LowerHere is one of my complete AERO Precision rifles (except the barrel). AERO Precision mid length COP upper with a Gen1 Ambi lower. The Aimpoint is mounted in an AERO Precision 30mm Cantilever Scope Mount.

NEW!! AERO Precision Billet Enhanced Trigger Guards

Posted on March 4th, 2014 by ar15news

According to the AERO Precision Facebook page they will be releasing a new Billet Trigger Guard very soon. I know over-sized or winter trigger guards aren’t really anything new but there are a couple of things that I think will make this an awesome option. First, 9 out of 10 people right now go with the polymer Magpul MOE trigger guard which is just plastic. This new trigger guard will be CNC machined from aluminum and knowing AERO will have a great fit with a milspec forged lower. Second, the AERO Precision billet trigger guard will be available in Black (anodized) for just $20 and also available Cerakoted in multiple different colors for just $25 to match up with the AERO Precision Cerakoted lowers. I’m picturing a sweet FDE Cerakoted Upper/Lower combo with an FDE Cerakoted trigger guard, etc. Would make for a really great looking setup. These will be available very soon. Keep an eye out on and the AERO Precision Facebook page.

620 AERO Precision Billet Trigger Guard

NEW!! 7.5″ Pistol Length AR Nitride Barrel – Just $150

Posted on February 27th, 2014 by ar15news

AERO Precision has been just killing it lately not only with some awesome new products but with the price points they are coming in at. A couple of weeks ago they introduced their 16″ M4 barrel and now are introducing the new 7.5″ Pistol Length barrel which would be great for an SBR or AR Pistol. These aren’t just cheap junk barrels either. These are 4150 CMV (Chrome Moly Vanadium) with a QPQ (aka Nitride or Melonite) coating inside and out which offers great corrosion resistance as well as a more durable barrel lining vs chrome lining. Plus they are HPT (High Pressure Tested) and MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected) as well. These are the same barrels that AERO Precision is using in their complete uppers. Additional lengths, gas lengths and calibers will be coming this year. If you’re looking for a barrel like this, at just $150, these are a great deal on a quality barrel. Check them out at

620 AERO Precision AR Pistol Barrel 1

620 AERO Precision AR Pistol Barrel 1

Our AR15 barrels help you to build a custom AR15 from the ground up. Mil-spec dimensions and coating ensure the highest quality and correct component interface.

-  7.5″ barrel, 5.56 chamber, 1 in 7 twist
–  4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium, QPQ corrosion resistant finish
–  .750 gas block journal, .0625 gas port
–  Pistol length gas system
–  M4 barrel extension
–  HP and MPI tested
–  17.25 oz

NEW!! AERO Precision 16″ M4 5.56 Barrel

Posted on February 14th, 2014 by ar15news

Some of you guys might remember back when AERO Precision was mainly known for their lowers and what was back then an elusive COP Upper. Well, those days seem to be a very distant memory anymore. AERO Precision now is churning out multiple different types of Lowers, Uppers, COP uppers, Scope Mounts, Buffer Tubes, Complete Uppers on a very regular basis and now they are introducing their own 16″ M4 profile 5.56 barrel. These barrels feature a QPQ finish which is another term for Nitride. This gives the barrels much better corrosion resistance so you can even shoot all the corrosive ammo you want. This would make a great barrel for your new upper build and at just $195 with FREE SHIPPING, it won’t break the bank either. These are available for purchase now at

620 AERO Precision M4 Profile Barrel 2

620 AERO Precision M4 Profile Barrel 2

Our AR15 barrels help you to build a custom AR15 from the ground up. Mil-spec dimensions and coating ensure the highest quality and correct component interface.

- 16″ barrel, M4 profile, 5.56 chamber, 1 in 7 twist
– 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium, QPQ corrosion resistant finish
– .750 gas block journal, .0635 gas port
– Carbine length gas system
– M4 barrel extension
– HP and MPI tested
– 28 oz

NEW!! AERO Precision Cerakoted Pistol Buffer Tubes

Posted on February 9th, 2014 by ar15news

With the increased wait times with the ATF and the fact that quite a few states don’t allow their residents to own SBR’s, the AR Pistol has seen a surge in popularity lately. More and more people are realizing that an AR Pistol can be a great option for a shorter, more manageable weapon. The main difference between an AR Pistol and an SBR is that an AR Pistol can not accept any type of stock that is meant to rest on the shoulder so the buffer tube is typically a round black tube. Some have pads on them but they’re typically just Black.

The guys at AERO Precision just released their own line of Pistol Buffer Tubes but with one main upgrade, these are available Cerakoted in FDE, OD Green, Burnt Bronze, Titanium and Tungsten. As you can imagine, these would go great on an AR Pistol with FDE or OD Green furniture or if you are going to very popular route and have the rest of gun Cerakoted in one of these colors. 

620 AERO Precision Cerakoted Buffer Tube 1

620 AERO Precision Cerakoted Buffer Tube 1

These new Cerakoted Pistol Buffer Tubes are now available as well as standard Black ones as well. Check them out at the links below.

Purchase an AERO Precision Cerakoted Pistol Buffer Tube.
Purchase an AERO Precision Black Pistol Buffer Tube.

Every once in a while you see something or hear something said that is just so absurd that it goes viral at such a pace that it’s all you see for a week. This is the case with, the obviously ill-informed and now laughingstock of the gun community, Senator Kevin de Leon who recently called an AR-15 that was made with an 80% lower a “Ghost Gun” and said that it “has the ability with a .30 cabiler clip to disperse with 30 bullets within half a second”. This “Ghost Gun” term is now being used 1.5 million times per second at the mere sighting of anything even closely resembling an AR-15 (I can exaggerate too Senator de Leon). 

Last month AERO Precision started offering limited edition lowers starting with their “PEW PEW PEW” lowers which will end on Monday 1/27/14. They now have started taking pre-orders for their new “Ghost Gun” limited edition AR-15 lower receivers which are sure to be a massive hit for AERO Precision. These new lowers actually say “GHOST GUN” right on the magwell and the serial number starts with the word “GHOST”. The selector markings are also pretty cool. These lowers WILL BE anodized. The one in the picture below was the first one off the machines at AERO Precision.

620 AERO Precision Special Edition Ghost Gun Lower 2

Overall, I thought Senator Kevin de Leon’s speech was awesome. Its always great to see an anti-gunner say something so stupid that it actually increases the number of “Ghost Gun’s” sold. He might even be related to Biden. Lets hope for more awesomeness from Senator de Leon soon. You can order your new “Ghost Gun” AR-15 lower from



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