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Its not often that I get a chance to publish a press release for a new product after actually having personal hands on experience with it. However, that is the case with the new Tyrant Designs HALO MiniVert ForeGrip. I have one, have it mounted on one of my SBRs and I can say, it’s awesome!

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They obviously took a lot of time to get the shape of the all metal grip just perfect because it actually feels great in the hand. It also is easy to swap between MLOK and KeyMod by simply swapping out the screws and mounting hardware (you can save yourself $3 if you only want one set of hardware). Initially Rainier Arms got an exclusive intro price on the new HALO MiniVert ForeGrip but they sold out in just 24 hours. Thankfully Tyrant Designs, the maker of the new HALO MiniVert ForeGrip, has some left in stock at the special intro price which you can purchase at the link below. You can also read the new product press release below.

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Tyrant Designs CNC, an industry leader in high-end aftermarket AR grips has just announced their release of the new HALO Series MiniVert, a vertical forward grip. With dimensions slightly smaller than the average AR-15 vert grip, the MiniVert sports an aggressive looking knurl and well thought out ergonomics. Coupled with the ability to fit directly to MLOK and Keymod rail systems this little grip packs a big punch. With an overall length just shy of 3 inches, Tyrant instead utilized an elongated lip at the bottom allowing the operator the option of either tucking their pinky behind or resting the finger the traditional way.

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“With all of the positive feedback we have received from reviewers, dealers and social media, we are extremely excited to announce the official release of our HALO Series MiniVert! This concept took months of designing and field testing to make it as comfortable as possible while maintaining our well known aggressive styling. It truly is a vertical grip that can be used in all situations on various platforms to heighten the performance of the operator. We are pleased with how it came out and look forward to seeing it on AR’s everywhere. ”

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SHOP  INTRO PRICING ON HALO SERIES MINIVERT  NOW AT WWW.TYRANTCNC.COM

Tyrant Designs CNC is an AR accessories manufacturer based just outside of Chicago. They have had several successful designs for AR pistol grips and are now working on a unique styled hand stop.

Tyrant Designs CNC, LLC
http://www.tyrantcnc.com/

Rainier Arms has a Barrel Blowout Sale going on right now with savings of up to 50% off ALL Rainier Arms UltraMatch barrels. The UltraMatch series of barrels is Rainier Arms’ flag ship line of barrels made from Stainless Steel Match Grade Shilen Blanks and features a proprietary contour. If you’re looking to start a new build with an awesome barrel, this is a great deal to get in on. Don’t wait too long though as it looks like they’re already selling out. 

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Rainier Arms UltraMatch Barrels

Cincinnati, Ohio, March 8th, 2017 – Faxon Firearms, manufacturer of the ARAK-21 piston upper, XRS rifle, AR-15 barrels and many new products to come, is pleased to announce the new CL5R (Chrome-Lined, 5R) series of barrels which will be distributed exclusively through Rainier Arms.

The barrels will be available in both 5.56×45 (7.5”, 10.5” and 16”) and 300BLK (8.5” and 10.5”) featuring the Rainier Arms Custom Medium barrel profile. Additional lengths and calibers may be added based on customer demand.

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“Combining our experience producing thousands of M240 and machine gun barrels, renowned AR-15 barrels, and a disdain for status-quo, Faxon is pleased to offer exclusively through Rainier Arms, the new CL5R (Chrome-Lined, 5R) series of barrels. The new barrels combine Faxon’s know-how, mil-spec proven coatings, and Rainier’s profiles – creating a strong heart for any duty-rated rifle.” said Nathan Schueth – Director of Sales and Product Management

“CL5R barrels feature mil-spec chrome lining completed in the same facility as 1’000s of military barrels. Chrome increases resistance to abrasion, wear, and corrosion which greatly increasing barrel life. The exterior of the barrel is manganese phosphate coated. Rifling is 5R for increased accuracy and velocity and NATO spec chambers aid reliability.”

Specification:
– Barrel Material: 4150 GBQ Mil-Spec Steel
– Barrel Type: Button Rifled, 5R Style
– Barrel Caliber: 5.56×45 or 300BLK
– Barrel Twist: 1/7 for 5.56 and 1/8 for 300BLK
– Barrel Profile: Rainier Custom Medium
– Inside Finish: Hard Chrome
– Outside Finish: Mil-Spec Manganese Phosphate
– Gas Block Diameter: .750″
– Gas Block Journal Length: 1.9”
– Barrel Extension: M4
– Magnetic Particle Inspected!
– 11-degree Target Crown

For more information or to purchase the new Faxon Firearms CL5R barrels please follow the links below to the Rainier Arms website as the new barrels are in-stock and ready to ship.

Rainier Arms – Faxon Firearms CL5R (Chrome-Lined 5R) 5.56X45 barrels

Rainier Arms – Faxon Firearms CL5R (Chrome-Lined 5R) 300BLK barrels

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About Faxon Firearms: Faxon Firearms engineers and manufactures the ARAK-21 complete upper receiver, AR-15 and AR-10 barrels, Handguards, Muzzle Devices and many other products as well as OEM manufacturing for other well respected companies in the industry.

http://faxonfirearms.com

About Rainier Arms: Rainier Arms was started by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. We specialize in high end AR15s/M16s, parts & accessories. “If we won’t use it, we won’t sell it.” Founded in 2005, Rainierarms.com already has more than 2456 unique products, and growing. Our technical advisory team consists of enthusiasts, law enforcement, & military personnel that continue to make our offerings unique and desirable in the market place.

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A few weeks ago we introduced you guys to the new Stealth Recoil Spring from Armaspec. The Stealth Recoil Spring is a drop-in replacement for your standard AR Buffer and Buffer Spring that will make the action quieter and smoother. The idea is not new but the amazing pricing is! We knew these would be coming out soon but didn’t know where until today. Rainier Arms has the exclusive offering of the SRS-Carbine Stealth Recoil Spring which is equivalent to a 3.3oz buffer and carbine spring. The intro price is just $64.95 which is too good of a deal to pass up. Get yours now at www.RainierArms.com.

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The Stealth Recoil Spring™ SRS ™ is a self-contained multi-stage drop-in replacement for your standard buffer and spring. The Stealth Recoil Spring ™ is designed to reduce felt recoil as well as keep the buffer spring from rubbing against the inner wall of the buffer tube. The buffer mass is designed to stay under constant tension against the bolt carrier and the O-ring on the head of the buffer mass prevents metal on metal contact.

 SRS-Carbine at about 3.3oz Equivalent

Rainier Arms has the exclusive intro offering of the new Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device. The new ZCOMP-L is basically a blast forwarding device with a few small side ports as well as some cool machining. The machining on the outside gives it a similar look to the standard ZCOMP and the mag well grooves CMT is know for. With out outside diameter of just 1.187″ you should be able to tuck a portion of this comp under many rails for a nice clean look.

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Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP L Linear comp 1

Cross Machine Tool’s ZCOMP™ LINEAR provides forward directional muzzle blast control desired on rifles with shorter barrels. The outer diameter fluting and front nose cuts not only reduce the overall weight of the device but also blend with the aggressive aesthetic appearance of our Trademark magwell grooves on CMT UHP15 series Lower receivers. Function of the ZCOMP LINEAR muzzle device is equaled by the exceptional visible manufacturing quality & apprearence you expect from Cross Machine Tool products. MADE IN USA.

Features for ZCOMP™ LINEAR 556:
– 1/2 28 RH ID threads
– 1.187″ max diameter x 2.75″ OAL.   Nitride finish
– Weight- 5.5 ozs.
– Caliber- 5.56mm / .223 Remington only
– Rating- Full Auto
– Zero porting on bottom side to reduce ground signature when fired from the prone position
– Zero porting on the center top side to reduce flash sight obstruction through optics/sights
– Minimal side port holes minimzing side blast concussion
– Crush washer included

Features for ZCOMP™ LINEAR .30 :
– 5/8- 24 RH ID threads
– 1.187″ max diameter x 2.75″ OAL.   Nitride finish
– Weight- 5.3 ozs.
– Caliber- 308, 300blkout, 6.5
– Rating- Full Auto
– Zero porting on bottom side to reduce ground signature when fired from the prone position
– Zero porting on the center top side to reduce flash sight obstruction through optics/sights
– Minimal side port holes minimzing side blast concussion
– Crush washer included

If you want to get your hands on the first batch of CMT ZCOMP-L’s to hit the market and get an exclusive intro price on them too, head on over to www.RainierArms.com now. They have both .22 Cal and .30 Cal models in stock and ready to ship.

Tyrant Designs has expanded their grip options to now include the MOD ForeGrip. The MOD ForeGrip features an all metal grip body with polymer straps that are similar in design and looks to their most popular pistol grip called the MOD Grip. The MOD ForeGrip is available in Black, Gray and Red and will definitely add a cool look to your AR. Another cool feature is that you don’t have to pick between MLOK or KeyMod as it will work on both. 

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– Interchangeable with M-LOK and KeyMod
– Lightweight- 1.7 oz 
– Beadblasted and Hardcoat anodized Black
– Comfortable (chamfered edges for a smooth feel)
– Temperature variation resistent
– Polymer strap
– Comes with everything needed for installation (screws and allen keys)

 

Rainier Arms has secured the first run of Tyrant Designs MOD ForeGrips and is offering them at an introductory price. Head on over to www.RainierArms.com to order one for yourself. These will ship in about 2 weeks.

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. 

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With a fast reset, a smoother, crisper, lighter trigger pull, The single-stage trigger group is easy to install.

Features:
–  Single-stage
–  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.

Pretty sure I have a QD End Plate on just about every rifle I’ve ever built but they all require you to get your big (sometimes gloved) hands into this tiny area to attach/detach the QD sling swivel. The new Sloped Quick Disconnect End Plate (SQD-EP) addresses that issue and gives you a nice ambi QD sling mount. It also covers up some of the castle nut for a cleaner look. I will definitely pick one of these up for my next build and see how it goes. Looks like a great design. Read more about it and check out the pics below.

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The Phase 5 Sloped Quick Disconnect End Plate (SQD-EP) was designed to replace the standard AR15/M4 carbine end plate. While still meeting the requirements of the original design, the SQD-EP is lighter and QD Swivel compatible.

PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA FROM USA RAW BILLET 7075-T6 ALUMINUM.

– Compatible with mil-spec carbine reciever extensions, commercial-spec reciever extensions, and all Phase 5 Pistol Buffer Tubes on nearly all AR15/M4/.308 AR Variant lower recievers.
– Lightweight and sturdy 7075-T6 billet aluminum construction is about 80% stronger than 6061-T6 aluminum.
– Uses a standard AR15/M4 carbine Lower reciever extension castle nut (not included).
– Accepts all push button QD swivels and QD slings.
– QD mount is at a 30 Degree angle from the lower reciever to allow a 360 Degree rotation for ambidextrious use.
– Lighter than the standard stamped steel reciever extention end plate (0.39 oz vs 0.48 oz.

The SQD-EP is in-stock and shipping now. Normally I would just link to the manufacturer  (Phase5WSI.com) for new product announcements but I also just noticed that these are available at an intro price at www.RainierArms.com now through 9/15/16. 

Cross Machine Tool has been teasing us little sneak peeks of a mysterious 9mm PDW for some time but it wasn’t until now that they released information and full pictures of the ARMINI™. The ARMINI™ is a self contained 9mm PDW that takes Glock mags. It features Ambi Controls (something other 9mm AR’s don’t offer), a Non-Reciprocating Forward Side-Charging Handle and an awesome Side Folding Stock that locks into the rail system doubling as a Vertical Forward Grip. It is also extremely lightweight at just 3lb 4oz without the stock or 4lb 2oz with the stock.

The Patent Pending ARMINI™ can be seen at the Northwest Shooting Sports Expo this weekend August 27th -28th in Tacoma, WA. The ARMINI™ takes the term American Sub Gun to a whole new level. Although it may look similar to any other pistol caliber AR, it is not. Everything from the bolt, forward charging handle, receivers, buffer system has been designed around pistol caliber cartridges fed from a standard Glock magazine. Weights- 3lbs 4oz. Pistol configuration. 4lbs 2oz with folding buttstock/forward grip configuration.

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Cross Machine Tool ARMINI PDW 2

Left side of the ARMINI™ that displays the patent pending design functions of the folding buttstock/forward grip combination & the non reciprocating forward charging handle.

Cross Machine Tool ARMINI PDW 2

Cross Machine Tool ARMINI PDW 2

The Cross Machine Tool ARMINI™ will be exclusively licensed to Rainier Arms and will be available through the Rainier Arms website or in-store. You’ll also be happy to hear that the ARMINI™ will be sold in a “Pistol” configuration with the stock being sold as an optional product. This makes it so you can purchase your firearm and take it home with you, then submit a Form 1 to SBR it when you’re ready. Production Cross Machine Tool ARMINI’s™ will be available Early 2017. 

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By now most people are familiar with the LANTAC E-BCG. I personally use it in my suppressed SBR and it is simply an amazing BCG. They’ve been leaking pics of the .308/7.62×51 version for a while now and all of a sudden…the big boys are finally available. Make no mistake, this is not your average BCG and is priced accordingly. If you’re looking for simply the best .308 BCG, this is it. Pics and details are below. 

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AR10 Full Auto Style for increased mass and lock time.
Our new BCG is precision machined from 8620 Steel with a 9310 Precision Hard Ground, Magnetically Particle Inspected Bolt.
The entire carrier assembly is NiB, Electroless Nickel Boron coated with the patented, advanced UCT EXO process, unlike standard NiB coatings.
This offers extreme lubricity with a friction coefficient of .02 and surface hardness of 82-85 Rockwell C.
The carriers patent pending design features unique shrouded and forward facing gas ports that have also been re sized so that gas is vented differently to a standard carrier.
This results in a system that runs flatter with a smoother energy pulse.
In addition the system also runs cooler and cleaner, there is also less pressurization of the upper receiver when running a suppressed barrel.
The flared boss at the tail of the carrier enhances the BCG’s position within the buffer tube at the time of cycling and allows for a flatter more controlled reciprocation of the assembly.
All critical dimensions are hard turned / ground after heat treat.
All E-BCG’s feature the LANTAC CP-R360-H™ patent pending domed cam pin that is machined from 17-4PH Stainless Steel and hardened to H900 condition (45RC approx).
The ultra smooth head reduces wear within the upper receiver.
The BCG’s weight helps to increase lock time with smoother operation.
Gas keys are properly staked at four points and only grade 8 fasteners are used in assembly.

The E-BCG’s forward porting and unique shape assist in reducing pressurization inside the upper receiver that can be caused by short barrel rifles running suppressors.
However, it should be noted that the E-BCG™ is not a complete solution for this issue and all rifles are different. ‘Over Gassed’ guns will suffer to a larger extent from this problem.

– Weight 1Lb 2.1oz
– Forward Porting, Enlarged Vents.
– Balanced flared boss.
– 8620 Carrier, Heat Treated, Hard Turned.
– MPI 9310 Bolt, Hard Turned / Ground.
– NiB UCT EXO Coating.
– CP-R360-H Domed Cam Pin
– Mil-Spec Gas Rings
– Mil-Spec Staked Gas Key
– Grade 8 Hardened Fasteners
– All Hard Chrome surfaces are to MIL-STD-171 1.2.2.2
– Lifetime Warranty.
– Made in the USA.

The LANTAC 308/7.62×51 E-BCGs are in-stock and available for purchase right now at www.RainierArms.com.

Rainier Arms recently introduced their new Mod3 version of the very popular RUC (Rainier Urban Carbine) rifle. The new RUC Mod3 rifles basically build on what Rainier Arms already proved was not only a great performing rifle but also an outstanding value by adding the new 14″ Night Rail and a set of Magpul MBUS PRO backup sights. The rifle also features a 14.5″ CHF barrel, Rainier Arms XTC2.0 muzzle brake and Ambi Safety, Magpul MOE+ grip, B5 Systems stock, RA UltraMatch BCG and on and on. You can choose between Black anodized or a Concrete color cerakote finish. All rifles come with a hard case as well.

If you’re looking for a rifle that is ready to go, right out of the box, there aren’t too many options put together as well as the new Rainier Arms RUC Mod3 rifle. 

Rainier Arms RUC Mod3 – BLACK

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Rainier Arms RUC Mod3 – Concrete

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 If you’ve been admiring the F-1 Firearms billet sets but haven’t picked one up yet, this might be your lucky day! You can get in on a closeout deal for the Gen1 BDR-15 receiver set. The only difference between this Gen1 set and the Gen2 set they currently offer is that the selector stops are machined in instead of screwed in….oh and that the price is just $350 instead of $500. This is a great opportunity to start your next build off with an awesome receiver set that will set your rifle apart from most others out there. Check out the details and pics below.

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F-1 Firearms BDR-15 Receiver Set is a modern take on the MIL-SPEC M16 of yester-year. This set was meticulously engineered to be as lightweight as possible, while remaining rigid and cosmetically pleasing. All areas not inherent to functionality have been stripped away, leaving a beautiful base for any build. Each set is hand finished and matched in-house, for the utmost in operational and cosmetic perfection that our customers have come to expect from us here at F-1. BDR-15 sets accept all MIL-SPEC patterned parts as well as Magpul mags.

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– BDR-15 Gen-1 matched receiver set
– Manufactured from high grade 7075-T6 billet aluminum
– Oversized trigger guard
– Front and rear take down pins included and installed
– Screws included for bolt catch, receiver tensioning, take-down pin detent and trigger adjustment
– Black – Type III Class 2 hard anodizing
– Colors – Type II hard anodizing
– 60° beveled magwell
– Produced solely in matched sets and hand finished for the utmost in quality and customer satisfaction
– F-1 Firearms 100% Product Guarantee

If you like what you see above, now is the time to act and snag a receiver set for an outstanding price. There is a limited amount of these sets available though so don’t miss out. This closeout deal is only available through www.RainierArms.com.

The Pacific North West is one of the brightest hot spots in the country for Shooting Sports, Firearms Manufacturing, big name gun shops, etc. So it is no wonder that Rainier Arms, one of the biggest names in the industry, decided it was time the PNW had their own expo. The first inaugural NWSSE or North West Shooting Sports Expo will be held next month at the Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, WA and is open to the public with FREE ADMISSION.

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The Northwest Shooting Sports Expo, is the Pacific Northwest’s premiere shooting exhibition and showcase.  The event has deep roots in the Northwest shooting community and is meant to promote a cohesion of shooting interests including tactical, competition, hunting, civilian, law enforcement, and military.  The event is designed as an industry trade show for vendors and manufacturers to gather and discuss new products, industry trends, and celebrate the shooting communities camaraderie.

WHEN and WHERE
The NWSSE (North West Shooting Sports Expo) is a 2-day event that will be held at the Tacoma Convention Center on August 27th and 28th. 

Tacoma Convention Center
1500 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402

EXHIBITORS
There are currently over 60 vendors that will be there to show off the latest and greatest firearms, parts and related gear and that number is growing.

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WHO CAN ATTEND?
Unlike other large yearly expos, the NWSSE is open to the public and has Free Admission to anyone who would like to attend. No need to have industry credentials, no media pass to sign up for, etc. All you have to do is register online at http://nwshootingsportsexpo.com/register/.

VIP EVENT
In addition to the normal NWSSE show, there will also be a special VIP Event after the show on the 27th that is only open to those who purchase a ticket. You can sign up for the VIP Event at http://nwshootingsportsexpo.com/vip-event/

The VIP event will be an intimate gathering of tactical industry leaders, law enforcement & military VIP’s and lucky VIP ticket holders.

The VIP event will include:
–  Open Bar – Beer, Wine & Spirits
–  Free Food
–  Tactical Giveaways
–  Joe’s vs Bro’s Laser Tag Exhibition
–  Free Laser Tag & Dodge Ball
–  Thousands of dollars of raffle items that will benefit our charity, The Darby Project

The North West Shooting Sports Expo is shaping up to be an awesome show and a great way for all of us to actually get to know the people behind our favorite AR companies. Not to mention, if you attend the VIP Event you could totally walk away with some awesome gear from a night to remember. 

http://nwshootingsportsexpo.com