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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

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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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Fortis Manufacturing is one of those dream companies where their customers can tell them what they are looking for and they actually listen. In the case of the Fortis Manufacturing REV Rail, everyone has been asking for a Cutout version. The term Cutout is referring to a rail where the top forward portion has been removed to accommodate either a Front Sight Base, Rail Height Gas Block or a Piston Gas Block. The Cutout effectively allows the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock rails reach further around the FSB/Gas Block. Currently the 9CAR (9″ Carbine) version is available but I was told the 12″ Midlength version is only about a week out. Check out the pics and details below. Head on over to to grab a Fortis REV 9CAR for yourself.

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Fortis REV™ is an extremely lightweight yet robust free floating rail system. When designing the REV™, we didn’t want just another rail system, we wanted a better, lighter, feature rich handguard that was robust and within budget. We’ve managed to reduce as much weight as possible while maintaining strength by utilizing a 1 piece body design. KeyMods were added at the 6 & 9 o’clock positions for modularity and additional weight savings. Its unique mounting system captures a standard AR15 barrel nut for easy installation. Check out all the features and see for yourself why the Fortis REV™ beats the competition. It is also piston compatible. Because of the anti-rotational tabs, the REV™ rail may not fit all uppers without slight modification. Fits most mil-spec forged uppers without any issues.

-  Material: Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum
-  Finish: Military Specification Type III Hard Coat Anodized
-  Length: 9.234″
-  Weight 7.9 Ounces
-  Inside Diameter: 1.340″
-  Contiguous Top Rail
-  Rotation Limited QD Sockets
-  KEYMOD at the 3 & 9 O’clock
-  Anti-Rotation Tabs (Fits Forged Uppers)
-  Uses Standard AR15 Barrel Nut (Not Included)
-  Made in the USA!



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