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NEW!! Rainier Arms MTG (Modified Trigger Guard)

Posted on August 2nd, 2014 by ar15news

A few days ago Rainier Arms released their new MTG which stands for Modified Trigger Guard. The MTG is a direct replacement for your standard AR-15 trigger guard with some pretty awesome upgrades. First and Foremost, the MTG does not require the use of roll pins to install it like a standard trigger guard does. Both the front and rear holes of the MTG are tapped and use the supplied screws to hold it in place. Its also curved to allow more room inside the trigger area to accommodate for the use of gloves. and has a unique cutout design that just looks cool. The first run of these sold out within minutes but they just got some more in-stocck and are available for sale again in Black, FDE and 3Gun Red. At just $18.95 shipped its hard to pass these up.

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Rainier Arms MTG 2

Rainier Arms MTG 2

Rainier Arms is known for constantly pushing the envelope on product development. The MTG™ is no exception and another perfect example of striving for perfection. The lines are beautiful and flows and blends perfectly with AR15 forged lowers. The added space in the trigger pocket allows better weapons manipulation while wearing gloves. The chamfered edges towards the rear of the MTG™ adds a great deal of comfort to the resting finger as it rides on the pistol grip. The tapped installation holes with the supplied setscrews allow for easy installation. As well as the designed cutout in the center of the MTG™ which adds additional beauty to this extremely functional trigger guard. Currently offered in Anodized Black, Cerakoted Dark Earth, Rainier Concrete (sold out) & 3Gun Red.

Purchase a Rainier Arms MTG  -  Black
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Sneak Peek!! Rainier Arms A-DAC Forged Lower Receiver

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by ar15news

Now this is something I’m excited about. Rainier Arms (one of my favorite retailers) is coming out with a new version of their high quality Forged Lowers. The new lower will have the same features such as compatibility with the Battle Arms Development 45 degree selectors but will also add the A-DAC function from AXTS Weapons.

Rainier Arms Forged A-DAC Lower 1

Rainier Arms Forged A-DAC Lower 1

The A-DAC function is a right-hand bolt catch (integrated into the magazine release button). The A-DAC allows you to hold the magazine release button in (dropping the mag if one is inserted), pull the charging handle to the rear and lock the bolt back all at the same time. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I could care less about an ambi Bolt RELEASE. I want an ambi Bolt HOLD to help with increasing the speed of clearing malfunctions, etc. There really isn’t any other reason for you to manually hold the bolt open unless you’re clearing a malfunction or inspecting the weapon which in both cases you will want to remove the magazine. The A-DAC system is the perfect solution. Watch the following video that shows how the A-DAC system works.

The original Forged lower will still be available, if you don’t want or need this feature. The Mountain logo has also been added to the left side of the receiver.

Rainier Arms Forged A-DAC Lower 3 

Prices will be slightly higher for this version, but unknown at this time. Will be sure to update you as soon as these are available at www.RainierArms.com.

Big thanks to my buddy Rich for making the trip to Rainier Arms and sharing these cell phone pics with me. You can follow his professional photography work at UWone77 on Facebook

NEW!! Rainier Arms RA308 UltraMatch Complete Rifle

Posted on June 25th, 2014 by ar15news

Recently Rainier Arms released one of the sickest looking .308 Billet Receiver sets on the market which make for a great start to any .308 AR build. However, not everyone has the time or desire to build their new rifle. For those who want to buy an awesome .308 Rifle that is ready to go right out of the box, you’re in luck. Rainier Arms is now offering the new RA308 rifle that incorporates their UltraMatch billet receiver set and UltraMatch 16″ .308 Stainless Steel barrel with the new Rainier Arms Switch .308 KeyMod rail and lots of other high quality components. This thing is beautiful! Take a minute to read all about it below then head on over to www.RainierArms.com and get your credit card out.

Introducing Rainier Arms RA308™ Rifle

Our focus was to develop a .308 platform that integrated a lightweight design while using the highest quality components.

Rainier Arms RA308 Rifle 2

Rainier Arms RA308 Rifle 3

The RA308™ weighs in at 8 lbs and 0.6 oz. It features our new Rainier Arms Switch™ Rail 14″. The Switch™ Rail has a brand new mechanism that allows a tool-less removal of the rail for easy access to the barrel nut and gas block. We also redesigned our new Rainier Arms Compensator 308(RAC™) which offers enhanced recoil management and almost fully eliminates muzzle rise. We wanted to build our rifle by using Rainier Arms Ultramatch 16″ Stainless Steel Barrel. These barrels are the finest blank (Shilen Blank) contoured to our specifications for reliability and accuracy shooting.

Rainier Arms RA308 Rifle 5

Rainier Arms RA308 Rifle 5

As always, we designed the rifle to be ambidextrous to accommodate our shooters. Every rifle comes with our ambidextrous charging handle, the Raptor™, the built in ambidextrous bolt release, and ambidextrous 45 degrees safety selector.

All materials used are of industry-leading standards, each weapon carefully and meticulously assembled with a limited lifetime warranty.

Features:

-  Rainier Arms Ultramatch 16″ Stainless Steel Barrel
-  1 in 10 Twist
-  Mid Gas System
-  Rainier Arms Match .308 BCG
-  Rainier Arms Compensator .308 Black Nitride Finish
-  Rainier Arms Switch .308 Rail 14
-  Rainier Arms Raptor Ambidextrous Charging Handle
-  Rainier Arms Ultramatch 7075 Billet Upper Receiver Type III Hard Coat Anodized
-  Rainier Arms Ultramatch 7075 Billet Lower Receiver Type III Hard Coat Anodized
-  Ambidextrous Extended Bolt Release
-  Flared Magwell
-  Integrated Trigger Guard
-  Production Units Will Have a CMC Triggers Flat Trigger
-  Battle Arms Development 45 degree selector
-  MFT Engage Pistol Grip
-  MFT Battlelink Utility Stock

Available for purchase now at  www.RainierArms.com

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About the Photographer:  Jody Lewis is a professional photographer based in the PNW who has articles published on many of the popular websites including RECOIL-WEB and Guns & Tactics Magazine. He is also the Director of Operations and Business Development for Defense Marketing Group. You can follow him on his page XFIREPIX on Facebook.

NEW!! Rainier Arms .308 Billet Ambi Receivers and .308 Rail

Posted on June 10th, 2014 by ar15news

Rainier Arms is getting ready to make a huge splash in the .308 AR game in typical Rainier Arms fashion with one of the sweetest looking .308 billet receiver sets I’ve seen and their own Rainier Arms version of the Fortis Mfg Switch Rail. Put these two products any of the fantastic .308 barrels that RA already offers and you have a perfect start to an awesome .308 build. 

The billet receivers have basically everything you could ask for. They feature an ambi bolt release similar to the one found on the RA UltraMatch billet lower, Battle Arms Development 45 degree selector compatibility, built-in ambi QD sling mounts, an aggressively flared mag-well and looks to die for! As with most .308 billet uppers there is no forward assist option. This not only saves weight but is typically a useless feature since most .308 Bolt Carrier’s don’t have forward assist cuts anyways. The new RA .308 billet receivers are being sold as a set and will come with a Rainier Arms RAPTOR .308 ambi charging handle as well. You can find more information and sign up for the email “in-stock notification” HERE.

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Rainier Arms also snuck in their very own version of the Fortis Mfg .308 Switch 14″ rail. The RA version features a little bit different ventilation cutouts and, as you’ll see in the pictures below, features a very aggressive reverse angled cut on the front of the rail. It still retains the Quick Attach/Detach function allowing you to quickly “Switch” setups for different mission or competition needs by simply removing the rail and sliding on a different one. You can check out the new Rainier Arms .308 Switch 14″ rail HERE.

Rainier Arms .308 Switch Rail 1

Rainier Arms .308 Switch Rail 1

Rainier Arms .308 Switch Rail 1

If you’re like me and have the itch to build a sweet .308 rig, Rainier Arms is your one stop shop for anything you need to make it happen. In the words of Pat McNamara “Get you some!”. www.RainierArms.com

Father’s Day Sale 2014 – Rainier Arms

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by ar15news

Rainier Arms has put together a really sweet Father’s Day Sale. The sale starts today and runs through Father’s Day (6/15/14). To start, all orders now through Father’s Day will receiver FREE SHIPPING. There are three additional sale items to look at too which are all listed below as well. One, any Gift Card purchases of $50 or more will receive a free Rainier Arms PAW Hat and a Rainier Arms SPORK. Two, anyone who purchases a Rainier Arms Forged Mil Spec Upper Receiver will receive a free RAC (Rainier Arms Compensator). Last but not least, anyone who purchases a Rainier Arms Forged Mil Spec Upper Receiver AND a Rainier Arms 16″ Mountain Series barrel will receive a free Rainier Arms RAPTOR charging handle. Click on any of the images below to be redirected right to that deal.

Rainier Arms Father's Day Sale 2014 1

Rainier Arms Father's Day Sale 2014 1

Rainier Arms Father's Day Sale 2014 1

NEW!! Vortex Optics SPARC II Red Dot

Posted on May 29th, 2014 by ar15news

Vortex Optics just released the updated model of their very popular SPARC red dot and I like what I’m seeing. The SPARC has been my personal favorite “budget” red dot for a while now and has a great reputation for quality and durability at a fraction of the cost of some other quality red dots on the market. Not to mention, Vortex has one of the best “No questions asked” Lifetime, Unlimited, Unconditional  out there. The new model is called the SPARC II and comes with some very nice upgrades and fixes a small feature that some people complained about on the original model. The SPARC II will still come with its multi-height mount which worked perfect on my old SPARC. That makes it easy to mount on pretty much any rifle you want. 

Vortex Optics SPARC II 1

A couple of changes from the old model to the new: –  The old Bikini style lens covers notoriously broke so Vortex added standard flip-up lens covers which I think is an awesome upgrade. –  I like that they’ve removed the side mounted On/Off button. Some people complained that they would turn the original SPARC off but it would somehow turn back on while in their bag or case, etc. The new SPARC II incorporates the On/Off into the brightness buttons which is again a great upgrade. –  They also added some stainless accents to give it an upscale look. –  I have not confirmed this but it does not appear that the Screw-On 2X Magnifier is included anymore. I think this is a good compromise to get the other upgrades. Plus Vortex has a really nice flip to the side magnifier now anyways. 

Vortex Optics SPARC II 1

Vortex Optics SPARC II 1

Get on target fast with the SPARC II. Ultra-compact and lightweight, the SPARC II (Speed Point Aiming for Rapid Combat) is equally at home mounted on an AR-15 or shotgun. Digital rear facing controls for powering on/off and adjusting the 2 MOA daylight bright red dot brightness at ten intensity levels—automatically returning to the last dot intensity used when powered up. Rugged single-piece body machined from aircraft grade aluminum is o-ring sealed for waterproof and fogproof performance.

The versatile multi-height mount system accomodates most firearms including AR-15s needing absolute or lower 1/3 co-witness heights, and mounts on standard Weaver or Picatinny bases (not included). A modular three-piece base offers four separate mounting heights for user- and weapon-specific customization: 18.0 mm (.709 inches), 21 mm (.823 inches), 37 mm (1.457 inches), 40 mm (1.575 inches).

Specs:

  • Magnification 1 x
  • Objective Lens Diameter 22 mm
  • Eye Relief Unlimited
  • Adjustment Graduation 1 MOA
  • Travel per Rotation 45 MOA
  • Max Elevation Adjustment 90 MOA
  • Max Windage Adjustment 90 MOA
  • Parallax Setting Parallax Free
  • Length 3.1 inches
  • Weight 5.9 ounces

 

The new Vortex Optics SPARC II red dot retails for $289 but you can buy them now from RainierArms.com for just $199. These really are one of the best bang for your buck red dots on the market. If you’re a Super SEAL Recon Sniper Operator and are worried it won’t take the beating you’re gonna put it through, the awesome Lifetime Unconditional Warranty should put your qualms at ease. Check the new SPARC II out at www.RainierArms.com

Here’s a great video from Chris Andersen discussing the Rainier Arms RAPTOR charging handle. Chris Andersen is a Professional 3-Gun Competitor and Shooting sports columnist. Andersen has multiple wins and top five finishes at national level pistol and 3-Gun competitions. He regularly works with law enforcement and SWAT operators in firearms training. Make sure you click the “Subscribe” button on his YouTube channel.

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 www.RainierArms.com and purchase one for yourself.

Description:

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

Wednesday Afternoon GunPorn

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by ar15news

Wednesday Afternoon GunPorn! Mega Arms billet upper and lower receivers, Parallax Tactical TiN BCG, Battle Arms Development BAD-CASS selector, Geissele Automatics, LLC SSA trigger, 556 Tactical LLC Evolution KeyMod rail, Magpul Industries Corp. furniture, X Products X-15S 50 rd drum mag and aTrijicon SRS. 

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Today we finally got some good intel on the new Northtech Defense barrels we’ve been patiently waiting for. I’ve talked to Dustin at NTD quite a few times and, like the mad scientist he is, he’s been fine tuning these things for months. Rainier Arms will get the introductory first run of barrels which will be offered in both a 10.5″ and 16″ length with the option of a 1/7 or 1/8 twist. All of the barrels will be made of 416R Stainless Steel with 5 cut ultra-precision button rifling and chambered in .223 Wylde which is a hybrid chamber that helps increase the accuracy of a 5.56 NATO bullet. These barrels should shoot lights out. The 16″ barrel even comes with a SUB-MOA Guarantee, no questions asked. If you’re an AR owner you know you’re already thinking about building another rifle. Definitely put one of these barrels on your list of ones to check out. Plenty of pics and details listed below. I’ve also put links to the individual pages for purchase info as well. Get ready to take advantage of these awesome introductory prices as soon as the status changes to “In-Stock” which should happen some time later today.

NORTHTECH DEFENSE Ultra Precision 10.5″ .223 Wylde Barrel

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NORTHTECH DEFENSE Fluted Ultra Precision 16″ .223 Wylde Barrel

Northtech Defense 16 inch barrel 3

Northtech Defense 16 inch barrel 3

Northtech Defense 10.5″ and Fluted 16″ Ultra Precision .223 Wylde Stainless Steel Barrel Details

-  Made from the best barrel blanks in the industry, crafted entirely in the state of Oregon.
-  416R Stainless Steel. Certified barrel quality material grade, heat treated and stress relieved
-  Carbine Length Gas on 10.5″ and Mid Length Gas on the 16″
-  5 cut ultra-precision button rifling, which has been proven to perform to the highest levels of shooting accuracy in the industry
-  Each barrel extension is precision matched to each barrel. After the chamber is cut, the entire unit is then checked for proper headspace to a master bolt face in order to pass inspection prior to shipment.
-  Extended M4 feed ramps
-  NTD logo precision CNC engraved on each side of the muzzle end
-  Fine bead blasted and precision fluted.
-  1/2×28 muzzle threads
-  Northtech Defense signature barrel contour
-  Weight: 10.5″ = 20.625 ounces, 16″ = 32.2 ounces
-  Choose from 1:7 Twist or 1:8 Twist

Each and every Northtech Defense barrel is made with the highest level of accuracy during the machining process. The barrel is chambered and chamber polished and head spaced to a master bolt face with barrel extension individually matched to each barrel. It’s also precision crowned. The rifle blank is precision gun drilled, lapped and rifled utilizing 5L rifling that has been proven to produce the highest level of shooting accuracy in the industry. Our barrels are guaranteed to shoot sub-MOA or your money back, no questions asked.

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