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American Defense Mfg RAIDER 7 CARBINE RAFFLE

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by ar15news

American Defense Mfg has produced a special one off MARSOC memorial rifle based on one of their UIC rifles. They are raffling off the rifle and 100% of the proceeds will be going to The Raider Project in honor of the 7 MARSOC Marines and 4 National Guard soldiers from MOJO 69. Each ticket is just $25. Whether you can buy 1 or 20, its a great effort to support. Check out the pictures and details below. If you can’t purchase a ticket, please show your support by sharing this with as many people as possible. 

www.AmericanDefenseManufacturing.com

ADM MARSOC UIC

American Defense is proud to offer this special build in support of The Raider Project in honor of the 7 Marines and 4 National Guard Soldiers who were killed in a training accident on March 10, 2015. This rifle is based in a UIC Mod 2. The custom distressed woodland camouflage Cerakote finish was donated by Red Beard Cerakote in Texas. We chose serial number “0372″ which is the MOS code of a MARSOC Critical Skills Operator and used subtle laser engravings so there is no mistaking who this rifle was built to honor. The winner will receive* the complete rifle with Magpul furniture and a Surefire 3 prong flash hider pinned and welded to the 14.5″ barrel, a Nightforce NXS 1−4×24 scope with FC-3G reticle in an ADM Recon mount, MBUS Pro sights, and PMags from Magpul. Shipping to the winner’s FFL will be included.

ADM MARSOC UIC 2

ADM MARSOC UIC 3

At the conclusion of the raffle, 100% of the proceeds from this raffle will be donated to The Raider Project. More information can be found at: www.raiderproject.org

*Items included may be subject to change. Notices will be given via ADM social media outlets.

PLEASE EMAIL ALL QUESTIONS TO: s.cummins@ADMmfg.com

RIFLE SPECS
–  7075 Billet upper and lower receiver, fully ambidextrous
–  Custom distressed Woodland Camouflage Cerakote
–  13.5″ Low Light rail
–  Black Magpul MOE Grip and CTR Stock
–  14.5″ Mid-Length Barrel, 4150 CMV, Chrome Lined, 1:8 Twist, .223 Wylde chamber
–  Pinned and Welded SureFire SF3P SOCOM Flash Hider
–  A2S, ADM adjustable 2-stage trigger group
–  ADM Premium BCG
–  Ambidextrous charging handle
–  Nightforce NXS 1−4×24 in an AD-RECON 30mm mount

CONTEST RULES
–  There is no limit to number of entries
–  Entrants will be notified by confirmation email of their ticket numbers, they will be assigned electronically in the order they are made
–  Official start of the raffle is Monday April 27, 2015. Drawing will be Wednesday May 27, 2015 at 12:00PM CST.
–  Winner will be chosen via number selection on Random.org and announced publically 30 days after the start of the raffle via our social media outlets and notified directly from ADM.
–  Winner will have 5 business days to contact ADM with FFL and shipping information
–  Winner must be legally able to possess a firearm as configured above, no exceptions, no substitutions
–  NO CASH equivalent, no exceptions
–  If for any reason the winner fails to contact ADM within the specified period, or otherwise cannot claim their prize, another winner will be chosen and notified.

FFL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
–  Any items placed on the same order as a lower receiver will also be shipped to the FFL. If you would like additional items shipped to you directly, please place them on a separate order.
–  To expedite your order, please have your dealer fax or email their FFL to us. If the dealer you are using to transfer a firearm has not sent us a currently updated FFL to put on file, there will be an extended period of time needed to process your order.

Please visit www.AmericanDefenseManufacturing.com to purchase your raffle tickets in support of the RAIDER 7 CARBINE Raffle.

Here’s a look at one of the American Defense Mfg UIC-10A Rifle pre-production prototypes. The UIC-10A .308 rifle will feature similar ambidextrious controls and billet receivers that we’ve seen from their 5.56/.223 line. They will also feature 416R Stainless Steel barrels that are 1:10 twist. They will be available in a 14.5″ midlength, 16″ rifle length, and possibly an 18″ rifle length and 20″ in 6.5 Creedmoor.

ADM UIC10A 308 Rifle Prototype 1ADM UIC10A 308 Rifle Prototype 1

I’m really digging these new rifles that American Defense Mfg has been coming out with. Their 5.56 line of rifles have already been shown to be great rifles and I’m sure these new .308’s will be the same. I’ve heard from numerous people that the ambi controls are extremely intuitive and work great. 

You can check out all of the new ADM Rifles at www.ADMFirearms.com.

For all other ADM Scope Mounts, Rifle Components and Accessories go to www.ADM-MFG.com.

Coming Soon – American Defense Mfg Enhanced Bolt Catch

Posted on February 21st, 2015 by ar15news

Its always nice to find an inexpensive upgrade for your AR that can actually make a difference in function, etc. Very soon, American Defense Mfg will be releasing their new Enhance Bolt Catch for purchase and it looks like a really nice option that won’t break the bank. It features a larger “Bolt Release” surface and the entire face of the Bolt Catch is textured as well. I just looked and these are listed on the ADM website already which is a good sign that they are close to having them available for sale. Purchase price will be just $16.99 at www.ADM-MFG.com.

ADM Mfg Enhanced Bolt Catch 1

ADM Mfg Enhanced Bolt Catch 1

ADM Mfg Enhanced Bolt Catch 1

**Coming Soon!** The ADM Enhanced Bolt Catch. This is a part compatible with all AR style lowers that use a milspec bolt catch. The enlarged release surface and more aggressive serrations provide the end user with a more positive and dependable part for manipulating the bolt in their rifle. This is the same bolt catch that will be standard on all our UICs, shown on a BCM forged lower receiver.

http://www.americandefensemanufacturing.com/view/product/889/

Now Available!! American Defense Mfg UIC Ambi Billet Lower

Posted on February 19th, 2015 by ar15news

American Defense Manufacturing is probably best known for making some really awesome quick detach optic mounts but they really blew people away last year when they introduced their new UIC or Universally Improved Carbine. The UIC was the product of redesigning any aspect of your run of the mill AR that they felt didn’t meet ADM standards to make a rifle that is “Intentionally Superior”. One of the areas that ADM focused a lot of attention to was the lower receiver.

Not only did they want to make the UIC 5.56 lower look good but they also made it function better. The ADM UIC lower is fully ambidextrous with an Ambi Bolt Catch and Bolt Release as well as an Ambi Magazine Release. They also will work with any Ambi Safety Selector including the Short Throw models that are very popular. The mag well of the lower features a familiar design that ADM calls “reinforcing ribs” that not only look pretty sweet but also make the receiver stronger. People have been asking them to offer the UIC lower stripped so they can add it to their current rifle or start a build specifically around the lower so that is what ADM just did. Starting now, you can purchase the ADM UIC billet ambi lower as a stripped lower. Check out the pictures of it and details below then head on over to www.AmericanDefenseManufacturing.com to purchase one for yourself.

ADM UIC Billet Ambi Lower 2ADM UIC Billet Ambi Lower 2

The attractive, billet 7075-T6 lower receiver is outfitted with an ambidextrous magazine release, bolt catch and release, and selector switch.  The magazine well features reinforcing ribs that make the magazine well 40% stronger than mil-spec forged at only ½ an ounce of weight change.  The trigger guard is ready for winter gloves without manipulation. Radii and chamfers throughout make this billet lower a marvel that stretches the capabilities of modern production CNC manufacturing. A 20 degree competition style mag well is concealed in the design, allowing lightning fast magazine changes. A right side bolt catch and release lever is standard for every UIC lower, a feature not found on many comparable industry offerings. An integral adjuster allows the end user to compensate for tolerance between your upper receivers and your favorite lower. The selector pictogram is compatible with 50-90 degree selectors.

http://www.americandefensemanufacturing.com/view/product/895/

Christmas Sale – American Defense Mfg

Posted on December 18th, 2014 by ar15news

American Defense Manufacturing is running a sale now through Jan 1, 2015. No coupon codes needed. Get 10% OFF and Free Shipping on all domestic orders. This is a great way to get a deal on some of the best optic mounts on the market. Whether you’ve been looking for a new mount for your Red Dot or Scope, they have you covered. Not to mention they carry a ton of other items and accessories as well. Purchase at www.ADM-MFG.com.

620 American Defense Mfg Memorial Day Sale 1This is my Vortex Viper PST 1-4 optic in an American Defense Mfg mount.

American Defense Mfg Christmas Sale 620

Save Big with ADM’s Aimpoint T-2 Optic/Mount Combo Deals

Posted on December 10th, 2014 by ar15news

American Defense Mfg let us know yesterday that they just added the new Aimpoint T-2 Optic and Mount combos to their website. This is great news for a few reasons. One, people have been itching to get their hands on the new T-2 red dot ever since it was introduced a while back. Two, whenever ADM offers “Optic/Mount” packages everybody WINS! The way it always works is you are basically gonna get an American Defense Mfg mount for FREE or close to it. For example, the cost of the T-1/T-2 mount is around $100 but with the combo, you’re saving almost $160. That means you’re not only getting a FREE QD mount but also saving on the optic as well. Now that’s a deal. If anyone wants to get me this combo for Christmas…I won’t be mad. :)

Purchase your new Aimpoint T-2 optic with your choice of Co-Witness, Low or SOCOM height mounts at www.ADM-MFG.com.

Aimpoint T-2 with Mount Combo ADM

Black Rifle Black Friday Sale 2014 – American Defense Mfg

Posted on November 25th, 2014 by ar15news

American Defense Mfg is offering 10% off all ADM products (no optic packages, or items from other manufacturers) and FREE SHIPPING. This sale starts on 11/26/14 and runs through 12/1/14.

www.ADM-MFG.com

American Defense Mfg Black Rifle Black Friday Sale

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.  

Labor Day Sale – American Defense Mfg

Posted on August 31st, 2014 by ar15news

**LABOR DAY SAVINGS**

From now until September 1st, all US orders over $100 will have no shipping costs added. Thats right, free shipping for all US orders over $100!

www.AmericanDefenseManufacturing.com

American Defense Mfg Labor Day Sale

AR Pistol Build Details and Pictures

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by ar15news

I recently built a new sexy looking AR Pistol that I’ve been taking pictures of and have gotten quite a few questions about what components I used, why I set it up the way I did and how its running so far. Its been a while since I did a “Build Details” article so I figured since so many people were interested in this build I would do one on it. This article will basically be a run down of the different components as well as an explanation of why I used them if needed.

We’ve all seen some AR Pistols that have extremely short barrels/uppers. I tend to not go shorter than a 10.5″ barrel on mine as it’s short enough to make them more compact without sacrificing a ton of accuracy or velocity. This whole build started out with a mid length AERO Precision COP Upper and Forged Lower. This is the second AR I’ve built with this receiver set and I love them.

THE AR PISTOL UPPER
The Upper, as I mentioned, features an AERO Precision COP mid length upper with a Parallax Tactical TiN BCG, Magpul MBUS Pro sights and Fortis Mfg Hammer charging handle. For the optic I wanted something very small and compact so I went with the Vortex Optics RAZOR and an American Defense Mfg QD mount. The barrel is an ODIN Works 10.5″ .223 Wylde Stainless Steel barrel with a Primary Weapons CQB comp on the end. The combination of a shorter barrel and the CQB comp makes it perfect for a home defense weapon but the ODIN Works barrel definitely holds up to its reputation as a straight shooter and is absolutely capable of hitting longer range targets with ease. I’ll shoot some 100 yard groups soon and do another writeup for you guys on the accuracy of this 10.5″ AR Pistol.

AR Pistol Upper

THE AR PISTOL LOWER
The lower for this build is an AERO Precision lower that I bought as a set with the upper for this build. Both were Cerakoted Tungsten for a unique look. So far I’ve added a Battle Arms Development BAD-CASS-SA short throw selector and EPS Pins, Phase 5 Weapon Systems Winter Trigger Guard, Magpul K2 grip and an Impact Weapons Components QD End Plate sling mount. There is a new ALG Defense ACT trigger waiting for it down stairs that I need to install.

Another feature that should be standard on ALL AR Pistols is the combination of a Sig Sauer SB15 Arm Brace and an SB15 specific buffer tube such as the KAK Industry Super Sig Tube or Phase 5 Hex-2.  These buffer tubes push the SB15 further away from the receiver making the setup a bit more comfortable to shoulder (Shouldering the Sig SB15 is legal according to the ATF). For this build I installed the KAK Super Sig Tube and its awesome. You can even get an adjustment kit of rings that you slide on before installing the SB15 to adjust how far back it sits.

You also might notice the MagPod on the magazine. These will be available for purchase very soon!

AR Pistol Lower

THE BUSINESS END
The part I get questions about the most is the business end of the upper. Most people seem to really like this setup so here is a pretty detailed look at it. One of the other reasons I like muzzle devices like the CQB comp is that you can put a light right up to the end of the muzzle and not worry so much about it getting damaged in the blast of the rifle or coated in carbon. My setup consists of a Magpul AFG and a Haley Strategic Partners Thorntail Offset Mount with an INFORCE WML mounted on it. The Thorntail Offset Mount is made by Impact Weapons Components for HSP and is an awesome mount for the WML. It has four slots to mount the WML on and can even be mounted cantilevered like mine is.

IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1

As you can see the WML is pushed out almost to the tip of the muzzle. Pushing it further forward not only reduces shadowing in the light beam but also gives you a lot more real-estate to put your hand on a shorter rail. 

IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1

The next few pictures will show you a detailed look at the complete setup and hand position. While using the AFG I like to put my thumb on top of the rail for a solid grip. To activate the light, all you need to do is slide your thumb to the left and the activation button is right there. This is a very effective and comfortable setup.

IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1

If you like this light setup and want to put it on your rifle or pistol build, I would recommend checking out www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. They have the HSP Thorntail Offset Mount, Magpul AFG grip and INFORCE WML light all in-stock. Plus, if you use the discount code “ar15news” at checkout you’ll save 5% off your entire order. 

This is definitely my favorite AR Pistol build to date. After a few hundred rounds so far I can tell you it runs like a champ and is absolutely a blast to shoot. The bolt holds open on empty mag, no Failure to Eject, no Failure to Feed, etc. Just an all around accurate AR Pistol that I would not hesitate to grab when my life depended on it. 

IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1 IWC HSP Thorntail Offset Light Mount 1

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