I personally run exclusively CMC and Geissele/ALG triggers in my guns. Not because I have to but because they are awesome and I choose to use them. However, this new “Saber” from James Madison Tactical is intriguing purely because of the price point. The Saber is a single stage drop-in trigger with a 3.5-4.0 pound pull weight. Rainier Arms has secured the first run of these triggers at an introductory price of $89.95. I personally have not used one of these triggers but if I wanted to upgrade my stock trigger and couldn’t afford a CMC or Geissele this is something I would consider.
With a fast reset, a smoother, crisper, lighter trigger pull, The single-stage trigger group is easy to install.
– 3.5- 4.0 lb. pull weight
– Quick reset for faster response time between shots
– Lightened trigger pull with super-crisp release to improve accuracy
– Curved skeleton trigger function and comfort
– Self-contained design makes it easy and quick to install with no fine-tuning needed
– Quality 17-4 Stainless steel hammer, trigger and disconnect
– Precision CNC and EDM machined from high-grade 6061-T6 aluminum and 17-4 ph SS
– Contained in JMT’s signature metallic silver anodized aluminum housing
– Note: The set screw should not be tampered with. Any attempts to modify the trigger will void the warranty.
You can get in on the intro pricing now at www.RainierArms.com.
I first wrote about James Madison Tactical nearly two years ago when I was able to help introduce their new 80% AR-15 lower receiver. Since then I have had countless friends build AR-15 rifles off of JMT 80% polymer lowers with great success and zero issues. Once people started to see how easy it was to machine the JMT lower they started pretty much demanding that JMT offer a .308 (AR-10) lower. James Madison Tactical listened to their customer base and decided to move forward with developing a .308 lower. A few days ago I received a package from James Madison Tactical. On the outside it had their logo with the title “308 Equalizer”.
All James Madison Tactical lowers come with their own machining jig so of course inside the box I found…you guessed, a machining jig. The JMT machining jig has a 3-piece construction and is made of a rigid plastic that could probably be used more than once but all JMT lowers come with a new jig so you’ll probably never have to use it again.
What I was more interested in seeing was the lower itself. I have handled a few JMT AR-15 80% lowers before and they are nice so I was curious to see if the fit and finish on the .308 receiver was as nice. Maybe its just me but I think the finish on the .308 is the best they’ve produced yet which is pretty impressive. The webbing on the mag well looks great and the flare on the mag well is not just a sharp line but is actually curved out.
A couple of feature that I was happy to see carried over from the AR-15 lower are the aggressive texture on the front of the mag well which can be used as a support hand grip and they also used the threaded brass insert for the pistol grip screw so you can really tighten the grip screw down without stripping the threads. They also reinforced key areas of the lower so you don’t have to worry about them breaking like other less desirable poly lowers do.
Basically, as you can see, the 80% lower just needs to have the Fire Control Pocket machined as well as drill holes for the Safety Selector, Trigger Pin and Hammer Pin. That is where the supplied jig comes in handy. It has all of the holes in specific places to make sure you don’t screw it up. JMT has great machining instructions showing exactly how to machine their 80% lowers which is a great tool. It also shows you all of the tools you’ll need as well.
Over the next few weeks I plan on machining this James Madison Tactical .308 80% lower receiver, assembling it and getting it out to the range. I already have a few nicely running .308 uppers that I built so I will be able to quickly see how well the JMT .308 80% lower does with them and report back to you guys with more info after some range time.
This could be a great start to a new .308 build for you and a nice way to reduce some of the added weight these big bore rifles bring with them. The James Madison Tactical .308 80% Polymer Lower Receivers are now available for purchase at www.RainierArms.com for an intro price of just $124.95 including the machining jig.
If you’re looking for an easy way to get in on the 80% Lower Receiver game, James Madison Tactical is a great place to start. They sell a really nice composite polymer 80% Lower Receiver that includes a machining jig as well. Normal sale price is just $99.95 but you can save 10% this Memorial Day weekend by using the discount code “MEM2015” at checkout.
Everybody loves a chance to win something free! I happened to run across a post on the James Madison Tactical Facebook page showing that right now JMT is giving away 10 of their new Gen2 80% Lowers. You basically have to own and have finished one of their Gen1 or Gen2 80% lowers and make a video of it. Obviously the more creative you are the better your chance of catching their attention and winning another JMT lower. Read below for more information on this giveaway.
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Last month we helped introduce you guys to the brand new James Madison Tactical 80% carbon/composite lower receiver. There were a few things that really set this 80% lower apart from other non-aluminum 80% lowers such as the fact that all of the JMT lowers come with a FREE machining jig, the JMT lower has a threaded metal insert for the grip screw, the quality materials and reinforced areas on the lower, etc. Up until now, the JMT lower and Jig retailed for about $150 but the guys at James Madison Tactical weren’t satisfied with that. They want to make sure anyone can afford this lower and wouldn’t have any reason to not choose JMT. They’ve spent the last week or so working out a deal to purchase a massive amount of material thus giving them a lower cost that they can then pass on to their customers. Effective immediately, the James Madison Tactical 80% carbon/composite lower receiver including the Jig will be just $99.95. These lowers are seriously awesome. Check out the pictures below, then head on over to JamesMadisonTactical.com to purchase yours.
Here’s the announcement from JMT:
Breaking News! James Madison tactical LLC has just secured a manufacturing contract that enables us to manufacture in higher volume at an extreme savings to you our valued customer starting Monday October 28th 12:00 AM PST you’ll be able to purchase at www.jamesmadisontactical.com the same high quality JMT 80 carbon/composite lower receiver and machining fixture which is included with every sale for the AR15 all for only $99.95. Hurry while supplies last.
The other day I received a call from the guys over at James Madison Tactical. At the time I really had no idea what products they offered or had even heard of them. That makes perfect sense as they’ve spent most of their career building amazing $1,000,000 kit Jet planes called the ViperJet that you can build at home. Recently they realized their expertise in AERO Space polymers that are strong enough to be used in airplanes could also be used to build a high quality, reinforced AR15 80% lower that actually looks and performs like a lower you might want to own. And FYI, the jig comes FREE with the purchase of a lower.
Basically what they’ve designed is a lightweight polymer AR15 80% lower that is more of a hybrid as it is made from a blend of polymer and fibers. Its been reinforced in multiple areas including around the buffer tube assembly area to address issues seen in other polymer lowers. This lower actually looks more like a nice billet lower. It has a flared magwell with grip serrations on the front and an integrated winter trigger guard. From what I’ve been told they have put thousands of rounds through these lowers with zero issues. Each lower also comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty too.
One of the things that keep most people from doing 80% lowers is the combination of the cost and that you need to buy a machining jig separately. Obviously some of us realize it has nothing to do with money but is all about creating your own unregistered lower. Well JMT understood that people didn’t want to purchase a lower and then have to buy a jig too and decided to include a reusable jig with each 80% lower. You can check out pictures of the jig below.
In short, this is the first Polymer AR15 lower that has had interested me even one bit. Most of the ones I’ve seen in the past look like something my neighbor could have made in his garage with a waffle maker. I don’t own any Polymer lowers yet but if I do this will most likely be the one I would go with. Another cool thing is that James Madison Tactical is in the process of securing their FFL so they can produce 100% machined lowers but for now you’ll just have to finish them yourselves. Check out the short video below and then head on over to JamesMadisonTactical.com to check out what they have to offer.