Battle Arms Development recently introduced their new Ultra Compact Pistol Sabertube + Vert Buffer System combo which is the latest addition to their Sabertube line up. Basically what you have here is the Buffer System from BAD’s VERT PDW stock but this version is for an AR Pistol. Anymore everyone has a super short AR Pistol and at just 4.75″ long, the Ultra Compact Pistol Sabertube + Vert Buffer System seems like the perfect buffer system for those pistol builds.
Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has to shoulder their AR Pistols. 😉 I’m picturing this being an awesome setup to run with a single point sling similar to how an MP5K is fired while putting forward pressure on the sling to stabilize the firearm. The Ultra Compact Pistol Sabertube + Vert Buffer System comes complete with the 4.75″ Saber Tube, Buffer Spring and VERT buffer and is now available at www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com.
The Battle Arms Development BLACK FRIDAY SALE STARTS TODAY through Sunday, November 27th at 11:59pm PT. There are three different tiers to this sale. Basically, spend $100 or more and get a free BAD-ATG grip. If you spend over $200 you can choose to upgrade the freebie to a BAD-EPS-Ti (Titanium Takedown Pin Set) and if you spend over $300 you can upgrade to a free BAD-ASS ambi safety selector. These are not stackable, meaning you can’t get all 3. The more you spend the nicer the single free product is. Details and specific discount codes to use are listed below. Get in on this deal at www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com.
>$100 or more purchase in the Cart first, add any color BAD-ATG to cart and then enter code FREE-GRIP in the discount codes’ field – click “APPLY” before proceeding to checkout.
>$200 or more purchase in the Cart first, add BAD-EPS-Ti to cart and then enter code FREE-EPSTI in the discount codes’ field – click “APPLY” before proceeding to checkout.
>$300 or more purchase in the Cart first, add BAD-ASS to cart and then enter code FREE-BAD-ASS in the discount codes’ field – click “APPLY” before proceeding to checkout.
**One promo Code per purchase – Not Stackable!!** One promotional item per qualified purchase. While supplies last. **CODES will be valid only until November 27th, 2016 at 11:59pm PT – NO EXCEPTIONS** Happy Shopping!
Designed for shooters who prefer using iron sights, the ARCHITEK™ simply clamps onto a standard AR-15 barrel between .735″ and .750″ in diameter, and extends the sight radius to the maximum length possible. It works on rifles without the traditional front sight tower gas block.
It also compensates for any variances in free-float handguard design or installation, or flexing due to firing or sling pressure that could cause imperfect sight alignment. Precision machined from billet aluminum, the ARCHITEK™ is strong but weighs only 1.3 oz. to help keep the rifle balanced and fast-handling.
“We are very pleased to offer our latest product, the ARCHITECK, exclusively through Brownells,” said George Huang, President/CEO of Battle Arms Development. “There is a long working history with Brownells since the early days of Battle Arms Development, and we are honored to be involved in this project.”
The front sight post is thinner than the typical A2-style post and won’t obstruct targets at long ranges. Modeled after the AK-47 front post, the ARCHITEK™ front post allows adjustments with a set of standard pliers, or an AK-47 front sight tool.
Merchandise Manager Paul Levy demonstrated the ARCHITEK™ in a video filmed at the Big Springs range complex.
Customers can order an ARCHITEK™ front sight from Brownells.com, or call 800-741-0015.
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The other day I took some time to start sighting in my new 20″ .308 upper I just built for my FALKOR Defense rifle. Shot this awesome 100yd 3-shot sub-1/2-MOA ( .4935″ ) group with a 20″ Criterion Barrels match barrel. I realize it is just a 3-shot group but I’m very impressed so far. I was shooing some PNW Arms 175gr “Sniper” Match 7.62×51 ammunition. I had a few other really nice groups but this was my last and tightest group of the day. I only have room for a 100yd range on my property but my buddy has a 500yd gong that I think I need to ring with this baby.
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. 🙂
Battle Arms Development originally made its name in the AR world by making hands down the best ambi safety available. Over the past few years they have literally exploded with new products including billet receivers, barrels, gas blocks, stocks, buffer tubes and even complete rifles. They have plans to go piece by piece through the AR and not just make their own version but to improve each part. One of their newest products is the BAD-EMMR or Enhanced Modular Magazine Release.
An extended mag release is not really a new idea but what is new is the design of the BAD-EMMR. Most other extended mag releases just use two screws to hold the extended paddle in in place. If those screws back out the paddle can become loose, wobbly and even fall off. The BAD-EMMR uses a dovetail mounting system, similar to the BAD-CASS ambi safety, and then is secured using a single set screw. The dovetail mount is held to very tight tolerances and takes all of the stress during use instead of putting it on the screws on other designs.
Precision CNC Machined for billet 7075-T6 Aluminum in an anodized BLACK finish, the BAD-EMMR features an unique, patent pending three sided dovetail finger pad attachment mechanism that allows for maximum strength, an almost uninterrupted finger pad face for maximum design aesthetics, light weight and low profile design. The interchangeable finger pads offers excellent ergonomic feel and ease of operation without shifting grip position. If you are looking for maximum flexibility, robust design and unparalleled design aesthetics, the BAD-EMMR is the ultimate extended magazine release for you.
The BAD-EMMR is available in Black, Red or Raw interchangeable extended finger pads and will have other design and color options in the future as well. The BAD-EMMR is available for purchase right now and is definitely the best execution of an extended mag release that I have seen to date and at just $21.95, they are pretty affordable too. Check them out at www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com.
Over the years I have built a bunch of ARs. Some are not that special to me but others I have really grown to love and will be ones I will hand down to my kids as they grow up. Most of my rifles are pretty “Frankenstein’ish” So I wanted to start sharing a little bit about those special ARs. Nothing too in-depth. Just easy reading with some parts listed and a nice photo.
One such rifle is one of the first ones I would probably think of when it comes to grabbing a rifle in a SHTF situation. My PWS / Seekins Precision hybrid which I’ve had for about 4 years now has morphed into a rifle I could never see myself getting rid of.
THE UPPER The upper I can not take as much credit for its awesomeness as I did not build it. It is a Primary Weapons Systems MK114 complete upper. The MK114 consists of a 14.5″ .223 Wylde QPQ barrel, pinned FSC556 comp, PWS Long-Stroke Piston System, PWS 13″ KeyMod rail, PWS Forged Upper and a BCM Gunfighter Charging Handle.
Why is this one of my favorites? Not only is it a pretty sexy looking rifle but it is an extremely reliable and solid rifle. I’ve put it up against some of my 18″ SPR type rifles and with exception of my .5″ group tack driver it shoots as good if not better than the rest. Its not a cheap setup by any means but it is definitely one I would grab in a heart beat and not have any reservation as to whether or not it could get the job done when called upon.
In January of this year, during SHOT Show 2015, Battle Arms released photos of their awesome themed rifles. The rifles all featured the new BattleArms BAD556-LW billet receiver sets and a bunch of new accessories. Each rifle has a custom cerakote job to go along with the specific theme. Now you can own a Battle Arms Development Themed Rifle. Choose from The 300, The Vader, The Boba Fett and a rare pre-production version of The Vader. These rifles are in-stock now at www.AVGuns.com.
Battle Arms Development has gone from “We make ambi safety selectors” to “We make everything” and that is awesome for anyone looking for some ultra high quality components for their AR. Their current lineup of awesome products ranges from their BAD-ASS ambi safety and EPS Takedown Pins to Barrels and AR-15 Upper and Lower Receivers. All orders this Memorial Day Weekend that are over $100 will receive a free Battle Arms Development baseball cap.
Battle Arms Development has just introduced the newest version of their SaberTube and Lightweight Butt Stock combo which uses an included QD End Plate. The first version of the SaberTube and Lightweight Butt Stock did not allow the use of an End Plate and was designed for receivers that had the rear takedown pin detent hole threaded for a set screw. This new version has been redesigned to allow the use of the included QD End Plate and will work on any normal AR-15 lower receiver. This kit includes the SaberTube, BAD-LBS (Lightweight Butt Stock) and a CNC Machined 7075T6 QD End Plate and is available for one week at an Intro Price of $159.95 only at www.REVOLVR.com.
Lightweight Receiver Extension/Buffer Tube, End Plate Version for the Lightweight Butt Stock and QD End Plate. All MilSpec Type III Class 2 Hard Anodized Black and made in the USA.
– Precision CNC from billet 6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
– Unique, Lightweight and Functional Dimpled Pattern Design
– MilSpec Carbine Buffer and Buffer Spring Compatible
– One size fits most Mid Length Buffer Tube
– Compatible with BAD-LBS Lightweight Butt Stock Only
– Lightweight design eliminated the need for Castle Nut
– Shoulder Cut for End Plate. Compatible with all Mil-Spec Lowers (no captive takedown pin detent spring necessary)
– Patent Pending QD End Plate Features:
– Precision CNC from billet 7075T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
– Limited rotation (30deg) QD Butt Stock Features:
– Precision CNC from billet 7075T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
– Built-In Non-Rotating QD
– Lightweight 2.8 Ounces (stock only)
– Grade 5 Titanium Stock Screw
– Compatible with SABERTUBE Receiver Extension Only
Here is a Sneak Peek at a joint development between Battle Arms Development and CMT Tactical, the Integral PDW STOCK assembly which is not an add-on option but a monolithic design completely machined into the lower receiver. Coming from someone who owns PDW stock from another manufacturer, I can tell you that this system will pretty much fix all of the issues associated with other PDW style stocks on the market.
The production PDW STOCK Length will come in at under 4.5″ (prototype shown is 5.75″). This Integral PDW STOCK assembly uses a standard bolt carrier and retains the ability to shotgun the upper which is typically not possible with PDW style stocks. It also features some additional improvements such as ultra smooth guid rods with bushing, stainless steel ball bearing rolling and locking mechanism, strong dimpled rod locking positions, stock is lockable in both directions, adjustable/tune able buffer up to H2 weight, built in QD positions, ability to lock back BCG, etc. One of the improvements that I like the most is the fact that it has a cheek rest. I have a PDW style stock WITHOUT a cheek rest and its not what I would call an ideal setup. As you can imagine, this setup has Multiple PATENTS PENDING!
Unique Features/Improvements of this new PDW STOCK/RECEIVER:
1. Lightweight but strong monolithic design from the ground up for the PDW style stock. Less bulk vs add-on versions.
2. Use standard Bolt Carrier, no proprietary carrier (when combined with the new Battle Arms PDW Buffer & Spring System)
3. Ability to shotgun the upper for field service.
4. Stronger & Lightweight dimpled rail design, no large slot cuts in the rail that weakens the stock.
5. Smooth, stainless steel ball bearing like action…wait, it is on ball bearings!
6. Continuous cheek weld!
7. Lockable in both directions
8. Easy single motion latch release, no need to fumble with two hands to get the stock released.
9. Compact, 4.5″ overall length collapsed…about 1″ shorter than the prototype.
10. Ability to lock back BCG.
11. Ability to “Tune” the rifle with different “reciprocating weight” buffers, up to the equivalent of a H2. Normally you have only one choice for proprietary buffer.
12. Quiet locking mechanism for stealth.
They are hoping to release the Integral PDW Lower Receiver and Stock some time this summer so start getting ready now. No pricing information has been released but you can kind of come up with an idea of a number if you understand that you will be buying a lower receiver and PDW stock assembly together. If you would like to keep informed as this product progresses through the final design changes, click on the links below and follow their respective Facebook and Instagram pages closely.
Over the past few months we’ve had the opportunity to work with the guys from SI-Defense in helping spread the word about their new products including their new .308 billet receiver set that features “mirrored ambi controls”. Remember that term as you’ll see what we mean soon. Now that the .308 Ambi receiver sets are hot off the machines, SI-Defense asked if we would want to build our own rifle using these receivers…and of course we’re not gonna turn that down. 🙂 So this is the start to our multipart article showing the rifle we built, what parts we used and then we’ll do additional articles once we’ve actually had some time to shoot it for a while.
The first thing that arrived were the SI-Defense .308 Ambi billet receivers. The mirrored ambi controls on the receivers are pretty mind blowing. When you push on the Bolt Catch, Bolt Release or Mag Release on one side the same button on the other side moves as well. It really is pretty amazing that the ambi controls are mirrored and not just an added lever that is completely different than the control on the right side. The dust cover is pretty cool too in that it is easy to remove/install even with the handguard installed because it snaps into place.
A few months ago Rainier Arms introduced their new .308 UltraMatch BCG. Once I knew this build was going down I promptly went on the Rainier Arms website and purchased one. The finish on this thing is a really nice deep Black Nitride that is super smooth. The angled cuts toward the front and fluting at the rear of the carrier look pretty sweet.
If you’re gonna build a gun you definitely need a barrel, right?! Right. I’ve posted about AERO Precision barrels many many times before whenever they have a new model to introduce or a special deal etc. but have never personally used one myself. So for this build I contacted my buddy Chad over at AERO Precision to see if I could get my hands on one of their 16″ Mid Length .308 barrels. They are made of 416 Stainless Steel and I’m really excited to see how well they perform. You might be thinking “A 16 inch .308 build? Most guys do 18 inches or more.” and you’re right but I just built an 18″ like everyone else and wanted do something a bit different. Because I know big bore rifles can be a bit ornery I installed a SLR Rifleworks Sentry Adjustable Low Profile Gas Block along with the Rainier Arms Nitride Mid Length gas tube.
Along with the SLR Rifleworks Sentry Adjustable Gas Block, I also used the SLR Rifleworks SOLO 15″ KeyMod handguard, Hand Stop and their Synergy BCF muzzle device. It truly makes for one killer looking setup and can’t wait to see how well it performs.
Along with making some pretty amazing ambi receivers, SI-Defense also makes a mean looking ambi charging handle called the MACH10 which stands for Modular Ambi Charging Handle for AR10. This specific one has a neat feature where it latches on the inside of the receiver but they will also offer an outside latching MACH10 and a MACH15 charging handle as well.
As with all of my builds this one includes a Battle Arms Development Ambi Safety. I don’t own a single AR that does not have one and no I don’t get them for free. Its one of those products that I have honestly grown to love and buy them for every build.
Along with upgrading the Safety I also upgraded the Trigger. I usually use either a Geissele or CMC Trigger and decided to try the Geissele S3G trigger in this build. The S3G is not really designed for a rifle with higher recoil as it has a very light trigger pull and could bump-fire easily so I used the heavier spring that comes with it. This is kind of a trial run and will be interesting to see how it performs in a .308.
Oooohhhh. Look at that sexy beast!! I also added a Trijicon VCOG, Magpul MBUS PRO sights, UBR stock and a MOE+ grip to finish off the build. I think it turned out to be an one of the best looking rifles I’ve built.
These pics are hot off the press as I just finished this build over the weekend. This week will be its maiden voyage to see how well she runs and get the gas system all dialed in. Will update you with an additional article detailing its performance at the range and hopefully some 100 yard groups. If we don’t get accuracy data on the .308 AERO Precision barrel for that article it will be in an additional one for sure. Below is a list of links for the parts we used in this build.
I still get a big grin on my face whenever I take a look at all of the awesome stuff Battle Arms Development has come out with over the past few months. They have an imagination that most companies could only dream of having. One of their new products that will be available very soon is their new Lightweight Buttstock. It’s a simple, minimalistic, compact and fixed butt stock.
The small size of the butt pad works well to fit into the shoulder pocket and the buffer tube acts as the cheek rest. As I mentioned to someone earlier, its not that this stock is “non-collapsible”. I would say “non-extendable” as it is all the way collapsed to where a collapsable stock would stop at the back of the buffer tube. This will work great for those who like to shoot with their stock all the way collapsed or are using body armor, etc.
The Lightweight Buttstock is CNC’d out of solid billet 7075T6 aluminum. This version of the Lightweight Buttstock wraps and clamps down on the keyhole shaped cross section of the carbine buffer tube and secured by a screw and has a built in QD sling attachment as shown in the first picture below. There will be an additional version, also shown below, that will mount to the new “SaberTube” buffer tube that Battle Arms Development will also be releasing very soon.
SaberTube Buffer Tube and Lightweight Buttstock Shown
I personally will be purchasing one of these to give it a try when they come out…like I do with just about any Battle Arms Development product. As far as I know, they have not given any pricing or exact release date but I do know they are coming very soon. Keep an eye on the Battle Arms Development Facebook Page or Battle Arms Development Instagram for more details.
Bentwood Gunsmithing is a company that has partnered up with Battle Arms Development who are providing the custom designed receivers, buttstock, titanium gas block, titanium pivot & takedown pin set, lightweight safety selector, enhanced magazine release, lightweight bolt catch, titanium pistol grip screw, etc. 95%+ of the rifle components are custom and made specifically for the O.I.P (Ounces Is Pounds) but 99% Mil-Spec compatible. The sight is Aimpoint H1 on Fortis F1 Mount & Custom Built Light/Adapter. It is actually down to about 3.8 lbs now.
If you haven’t been following Battle Arms Development, there has never been a better time to start than now. This is one of the companies I will personally be following very closely this year. Up until now they have been most notably known for their absolutely bomb proof Ambi Safety Selectors. They recently started to push their creative ideas and love of high quality components into other AR components which have turned out to be amazing. Their new lightweight billet receiver set for instance is on my personal list of future purchases. Check out these videos and pics below.