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NEW!! Fortis Mfg KeyMod Rail Sections

Posted on July 12th, 2014 by ar15news

Fortis Manufacturing is always coming up with some very cool designs for their new products and their new KeyMod Rail Sections are no different. The whole idea for KeyMod was to be a direct attachment system for accessories but there are so many 1913 compatible accessories and not enough KeyMod direct attach accessories so manufacturers have to make 1913 rail sections that mount to a KeyMod rail. Pretty funny, right!? Well the cool part is it does make the placement of the rail sections modular and you don’t have to use a complete Quad rail which saves weight. Fortis just introduced their new KeyMod 1913 Rail Sections but did something pretty cool to set theirs apart from other similar options on the market. They hid the attachment screws inside of the rail, eliminating any signs of the screw head. This is not major big news or anything but it does look pretty sweet. If you’re looking for a rail section for your KeyMod handguard, give the Fortis Mfg KeyMod Rail Section a look. 

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Fortis Mfg KeyMod Rail Section 1

Fortis Mfg KeyMod Rail Section 1

Fortis designed their rail pieces with a self contained assembly that has no visible signs of the screw head. Available in three different lengths. Features: • Material: Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum • Finish: Military Specification Type III Hard Coat Anodized • Lengths: 4 slot – 2.3″, 8 slot – 4″, 12 slot – 5.5″ (Small, Medium, Large) • Made to the Mil-Standard 1913 pictatinny specifications • Fits all KeyMod mounting surfaces • Made in the USA! Small Made in USA flag

The Fortis Mfg KeyMod rail sections are available for purchase only on or on the REVOLVR App for Android devices.  

Yesterday, Fortis Manufacturing surprised everyone by introducing a product that we all knew was coming. For months (literally since the day Fortis launched the original Shift grips) people have been asking for a KeyMod version of the Shift grip. Now you can purchase the Shift Short KeyMod Grip at a special introductory price. Fortis teamed up with REVOLVR, a popular gun friendly online and mobile market place, to get the word out and offer the new grip for just $54.95 Shipped! This is just the first run of Fortis Shift Short KeyMod Grips so supplies are somewhat limited. Once they sell out it might be a bit before they are stocked again and the price will be higher. To snag one for yourself, head on over to now.

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Fortis Mfg RED Comp 5.56 Blem Units On Sale – $39.95

Posted on May 14th, 2014 by ar15news

Its not too often that you find a sale on “Blem” muzzle device, let alone on an awesome one. So when I saw that Fortis Mfg had some blem units of their RED (Rapid Engagement Device) Comp on sale for just $39.95 I was intrigued. Basically instead of three vertical ports it has three and they have a few machining marks. The Blem RED Comp will function exactly the same as a non-blem model but you only pay $39.95 instead of the usual $69.95. The Fortis Mfg RED Comp is pretty awesome and at just $39.95 you really can’t go wrong. Pick one or ten up at

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Our new Rapid Engagment Device, or better known as the Fortis RED™, is a brake that stays true to our brand.  We wanted to develop, engineer, and design a military grade accessory that not only functions great, but looks great also.  Tested and evaluated by people in the military and law enforcement community – then put to the test by members of the 3 gun community, we came up with this design.  Tested under harsh full auto conditions, the RED™ doesn’t disappoint.

Keep your speed and accuracy up.  Put more down range and on target.  Try out the Fortis RED™ and let us know what you think!


  • 4140 Steel
  • Nitride coated
  • For the .223 / 5.56
  • 1/2 x 28 TPI
  • Comes with a crush washer
  • 2.4 ounces
  • 2.194 inches
  • Made in America Small Made in USA flag

Yesterday, I got a surprise package in the mail. In it was another Fortis Manufacturing Hammer charging handle. This isn’t too out of the ordinary as I get stuff here and there to use in my pictures, on my rifles, etc. It wasn’t until I pulled the charging handle 0ut of the package that I realized that this was a Black Hammer charging handle. Of course the first thing I did was post a picture of it on Instagram. After I had used “Brag-a-Gram” I inquired to see Who, What, Where and When. (No need to ask “Why” of course) Right about then my buddy Jody sent me a link. These were the new Black Teflon coated Hammer charging handles that we’ve heard little birdies talking about for a while now. The best part is you don’t even have to wait for these to come out. The new Fortis Manufacturing Black Teflon Hammer charging handles are in-stock, same price as the standard Hammer and ready to ship. 

As you can see in the picture below, the Black Teflon coating is not as dark as a normal anodized charging handle. It has more of a nice graphite black color. The coating is super smooth and feels great. I just got my first Hammer charging a few weeks ago and really like it. 

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The new Fortis Mfg Black Teflon Hammer charging handle is available for purchase at both Rainier Arms and Fortis Manufacturing. Both will offer top notch customer service. Some people prefer to purchase directly from the manufacturer of a product. However, Rainier Arms does have them for $3 less. It’s up to you. You can’t go wrong either way. I’ve copied the links for you below. 

Purchase the Fortis Black Teflon Hammer from Fortis Manufacturing.

Purchase the Fortis Black Teflon Hammer from Rainier Arms.

Fortis Switch .308 Rail 12″ and 14″ Models Released Today

Posted on April 25th, 2014 by ar15news

Fortis Manufacturing just released their innovative new Switch rail for .308 rifles today. The Switch rail is a quick release/install KeyMod rail that allows you to remove or install the rail by using the lever on the bottom of the rail. This gives you easy access to the barrel and gas system for cleaning and also lets you have multiple rails with different setups that you can easily swap out depending on what you need at the time. The Fortis Switch .308 rail is designed for SR-25/DPMS style .308 AR rifles. Rainier Arms has received the first shipment of rails and is offering them all at a special introductory price. Check out the pics and specs below then head on over to and purchase one for yourself.


Fortis MFG’s quick detach rail system SWITCH™ features a brand new locking mechanism that allows a tool-less removal of the rail itself for easy access to the proprietary barrel nut and gas block, and what we believe is most important, is to be able to quickly change rails for a variety of mission or competition specific setups.

These .308 versions weighs in at a mere 8.7oz for the 12” model and 10oz for the 14”. Each model will feature Keymod Slots and QD Attachment Points at the 3, 6 and 9 O’clock position as well as a full length Picatinny Rail on top.

-  12″ = 12.42″ long, 14″ = 14.76” long
-  Rail Body 6061 T6 Alum
-  Handle 7075 T6 Alum
-  Mil. Spec. Hard-coat Anodized
-  4140 heat treaded barrel nut (1-7/16 X 16 T.P.I.)
-  Clamp torque setting 32 in.-lb.

Fortis .308 Switch 1

Fortis .308 Switch 1

Fortis .308 Switch 1

Fortis .308 Switch 1Photo by Stickman

NEW!! Fortis Mfg HAMMER Charging Handle – In-Stock

Posted on November 17th, 2013 by ar15news

One of the coolest things to hit the market lately is the Fortis Hammer charging handle. It features a sweet looking design and a cool coating called Nickelene which is similar to Nickel Boron but a bit slicker. They have also addressed the weakest part of the charging handle which is the roll pin by redesigning the internals to take almost all of the pressure off of the roll pin during use. If you didn’t get in on the first run of Fortis Hammer charging handles, have no fear. Fortis Manufacturing has the second run in-stock on their website and also at a lower price. Instead of the originally stated $69.95 they have decided to list these at $59.95. Not sure if this will be a permanent price or just a temporary price so definitely take advantage of this savings while they are in-stock. Get yours today at

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The new Fortis Hammer™ charging handle stays true to our brand.  We engineer, design, & develop military grade accessories that look good and functions great.  Tested and evaluated by the 3 Gun community, then put to the test by people in the military and law enforcement community.  We continuously refined our design and came up with the Hammer™.  So charge your rifle by dropping the Hammer™ and go!

Introducing our unique finish called Nickelene™.  The slick finish is smooth and gives the already durable charging handle, a lubricity not found on another other charging handles in the market today.

-  Machined from 7075 T6 Billet aluminum
-  The robust design as well as aggressive serrations on the latch and body support use with either shooting gloves or without
-  Redesigned the back stop for the latch, so stress is taken off the roll pin
-  Finished in Nickelene™: Rockwell hardness – 45C, low co-efficient of friction, excellent lubricity characteristics

Coming Soon!! Fortis Mfg “HAMMER” AR-15 Charging Handle

Posted on October 8th, 2013 by ar15news

You may have seen some pictures floating around lately of a new charging handle by one of my favorite accessories manufacturers, Fortis Manufacturing. This new “Hammer” charging handle as they have named it is going to be available before we know it. I was told within the next 30 days so it really could be any time. I don’t have a ton of details for the new Fortis Mfg Hammer CH but I’m sure they will continue to release additional info as it gets closer to the release. What I do have is some pretty sweet pics of the Fortis Mfg Hammer and the little bit of info that was released. Check it out below.

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620 Fortis Mfg Hammer Charging Handle 1

620 Fortis Mfg Hammer Charging Handle 1


The new Fortis MFG Hammer™ charging handle stays true to our brand. We engineer, design and develop military grade accessories that look good and functions great. Tested and evaluated by the 3 Gun community, then put to the test by people in the military and law enforcement community. We continuously refined our design and came up with the Hammer™.

Machined from 7075 T6 Billet aluminum, the Hammer™ is an operator’s grade charging handle. The robust design as well as aggressive serrations on the latch and body support use with either shooting gloves or without. Never lose grip of your charging handle again. We even redesigned a back stop for the latch so stress is taken off the roll pin. Try our new operator’s grade charging handle offered to the commercial market. The Fortis Hammer™ doesn’t disappoint. So charge your rifle by dropping the Hammer™ and go!

MSRP $69.95

I’m excited to get my hands on one of these at some point. As Stickman pointed out, these will probably retail for somewhere around the $64.95 range. I think they’ll really compliment the Fortis upper, rail and gas blocks nicely. Keep an eye on the Fortis Mfg Facebook page and also on

NEW!! Fortis Manufacturing Forged AR15 Upper Receivers

Posted on August 26th, 2013 by ar15news

Fortis Manufacturing is making my job so easy lately. They have been coming out with a new product almost weekly. Seriously. They just released the new 14″ REV rail, Gas Block, F-1 Optics Mount and the brand new R.E.D. comp just to name a few. They are now offering Mil-Spec forged AR15 stripped upper receivers as well. These have their Fortis logo laser etched on the top near the charging handle. This is a great way to finish off that REV rail you have just waiting for this upper. Check em out at

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The Fortis forged flat-top upper is carefully machined to mil-spec standards and made to fit all AR15/M16/M4 family of weapons.


-  Machined from 7075 – T6 aluminum
-  M4 Feed Ramps
-  1913 picatinnny rail flat top
-  Engraved “T” numbers
-  Mil-Spec type III hard coat anodized
-  Dry lube coating to reduce wear and adding lubricity
-  Engraved with the Fortis “F” shield
-  Made in the USA!  Small Made in USA flag

Ever since Fortis introduced the Magpul FDE Cerakote version of their 12″ REV rail, everyone has been begging Fortis to do the same thing with their 14″ version. Well, the wait is officially over. They have just introduced the 14″ FDE version which looks really awesome, especially if you plan on using some Magpul FDE furniture or Cerakoting your receivers FDE, etc.  You can purchase the new Fortis REV 14″ Cerakote FDE at

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SNEAK PEEK!! Fortis RED Muzzle Brake

Posted on August 2nd, 2013 by ar15news

Keeping up with the brake neck speed with which Fortis Manufacturing has been bringing out new products lately is not an easy thing to do. Their latest “must have” accessory is a muzzle brake called the Fortis RED which stands for Rapid Engagement Device. Lately a ton of manufacturers have been coming out with new brakes but not many have been willing to get the video camera out and show you what it can really do. That is not the case with Fortis Manufacturing. The Fortis RED not only has a great look but is shown to work very well even under full auto fire in the video below. The pictures and video show it in the raw form but the final version will have a Nitride finish. These will be less than $70 and available for purchase in about 30 days at

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