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**Updated image after press release below** Have you ever wished you could run a Rifle Length Gas System on a 16″ or shorter barrel? How about a Carbine Length Gas System on a barrel shorter than 10.3″? Typically, the longer the gas system the smoother and softer the recoil impulse will be. It’s been tried many times before and the end result has always been either an extremely oversized gas port OR scrapping the common length gas system and switching to a custom length gas system….that is until now. My buddy Garret at SPECIAL OPS TACTICAL is today introducing their PATENT PENDING Siphon AGP (Angled Gas Port) Nitride Barrels. By creating an angled gas port they were able to run longer gas systems on shorter barrels than ever before. The crazy part is they are using regular gas blocks and regular Pistol, Carbine and Rifle length gas tubes so the only custom part is the barrel. Does this have you intrigued like it does me? Tons of information is available below. Check it out!

[Press Release Begins]

In a quest to design, engineer and produce the World’s shortest length gas operated firearm barrels using industry standard high quality components Garrett Potter owner of Special Ops Tactical an Embry Riddle Aerospace grad, Philip Picardat owner of Artisan Arms /Micro MOA a Master toolmaker who has made high precision barrels for the industry’s biggest names for over a decade and his son Ryan McCormick collaborated efforts to produce an all new revolutionary line of barrels called “The SOT Siphon AGP Barrels”.  This new revolutionary line of barrels are being produced by Artisan Arms and will be exclusively sold by Special Ops Tactical.  We have developed and manufactured the first and only barrels ever to feature a “rearward” angled gas port in order to increase dwell time and gas pressure enabling us to create the shortest “Pistol length, Carbine length, Midlength, Intermediate and Rifle length barrels in the World while utilizing non-proprietary “gas tubes and gas blocks” by way of our all new “Siphon AGP Barrels” that feature our “Rearward” angled gas port.   Until now no other company in the world has produced a barrel that features a “Rearward” angled gas port. “Meaning from the top of the barrel where the port is initially drilled with the gas port angling rearward back toward the “barrel extension” / rear of the barrel in order to gain dwell time and gas pressure”.  PATENT PENDING)

Special Ops Tactical Siphon AGP Nitride Barrel 1

Traditionally and to date all barrels are drilled with a straight 90 degree  gas port and require about 1.5” Inches of barrel in front of the gas port in order for a barrel to function properly.  Otherwise you end up with a gas port so large that in order to cycle the system that the bolt carrier group is violently slung back by the over gassed port “vastly” outside the area of “normal” operation that even a muzzle brake is not able to overcome the extreme over gassing of the enlarged straight port which leads into several negatives being accuracy, recoil, wear and tear and multiple reliability issues; Not to mention the extreme deafening sound when using a muzzle brake on a short barrel.   Our new “Siphon AGP Barrels” cycle the gas system properly with a much smaller gas port allowing for correct, positive and ultra-reliable function as well as increased recoil reduction “because of the smaller port “which provides much better recoil control as well as accuracy that is just NOT possible with all other manufacturers’ barrels to date!

Our new revolutionary design allows our barrels to be “the shortest” possible length while using  standard gas tubes, standard gas blocks as well as greatly reduced sizes in gas ports because of their Patent Pending “rearward” angled siphon gas ports.  Our new “Siphon Angled Gas Port” is so much smaller than traditionally possible generally speaking the Siphon AGP gas port sizes are 10 to 20 thousandths smaller than their straight port counter parts.  The new Siphon AGP barrels have anywhere from a 8% up to 20% less felt recoil over their straight 90 degree port counterparts depending on specific barrel length, accomplished without the aid of a muzzle brake or any other recoil reducing device!  When a muzzle brake is implemented these barrels are incredibly smooth!

We like to push the limits of what is possible just to see what can achieved.  Designing and building standard components is still enjoyable but we thrive on designing and manufacturing tomorrow’s products!

Throughout this endeavor we knew that there had to be a few key features:

#1. The Barrels must use a standard length gas tubes not custom or proprietary.

#2. The Barrels must use a standard diameter and height gas blocks not custom or proprietary.

#3. The Barrels must be reliable enough to be employed by LEO, Military application, as well as contracted applications.

From our extensive testing we have found extremely promising results that the Siphon AGP barrels have much less of a recoil impulse than their traditional “Straight Gas Port” counterparts.  Generally speaking  8% up to a 20% reduction as compared to their straight port counterparts partially due to the reduced gas port size but is also associated with being able to run a longer gas tube not previously possible with traditional straight port barrels but also because the gas flow has one less 90 degree change in direction so makes the flow of gasses smoother throughout the entire system.

The profile, shape and weight of these new barrels was also very important to us.  We chose to start with a medium contour custom profile on this new line of barrels because of their crossover ability of being able to deliver excellent accuracy but in a more balanced refined lighter weight profile than a traditional government profile as well in efforts to help overcome barrel flex and whip.

Many manufacturers across the board intentionally over gas their barrels in order to ensure their barrels cycle on all types of ammo being hot or light loads.  This causes excessive wear and tear on the entire system and its parts as well as causing unwanted excessive recoil.   We make sure our barrels are not over gassed.  I see and hear so many people both customers as well as others in the industry state or think that a specific gas port size for a particular barrel length and or profile will be “universal” the same or similar to every barrel made across the board; this is NOT the case!  The gas port size has a “direct” relationship to the length of barrel and the Inner diameter of a barrels bore and the slightest change or difference in bore diameter will determine the proper gas port size. (Even with barrels of the same length and caliber all bores are not the exact same size.)

After extensive testing I have realized we have truly designed and manufactured “unobtainium”.  This is the only actual dissipator barrel system.  The new guns “That feature our SOT AGP Siphon Barrels” are truly very special and unique.  They will become a staple in the industry because of their unparalleled smoothness and reduction in recoil that can be applied to Military, Law Enforcement, Contractors and recreational shooters alike.  Our shortest 5” Inch AGP Siphon barrel offers a super compact firearm that is lightweight and extremely agile with such a major gain in recoil reduction over its 7.5 inch straight gas port counterpart, as well as being able to have extreme muzzle control in both semi and full auto modes of firing.  To the shooter the guns that feature our SOT AGP Siphon barrels are so much smoother than any other AR15 platform weapon in or near its category and will absolutely be a major game changer for the industry and shooters alike.  As soon as people get a chance to fire this barrel they will instantly feel and see that this is truly a revolutionary product!

Special Ops Tactical will be first releasing (5.56 NATO Caliber Siphon AGP Barrels in (5”Inch Pistol Length Gas),( 9”Inch Carbine Length Gas), (14”Inch Rifle Length Gas) and (16.01”Inch Rifle Length Gas), as well as several lines of our new Patent Pending SOT Siphon AGP barrels in multiple lengths and calibers including (5.56, 300BLKOUT, 7.62×51, 6.5 Creedmoor) as well as Complete Uppers and Rifles and will continue to add more lengths and calibers in the future so please stay tuned!

Barrel Specs:    

  • – Rearward Angled Gas Port (Patent Pending)
  • – Improved Gas Flow
  • – Utilizes Longer than previously possible Gas System
  • – (Only true dissipator system) (AGP) (Patent Pending)
  • – 4150 CrMoVa Barrel Steel
  • – 1:7 Twist Rate (Milspec)
  • – Nitride Finish
  • – Nickel Boron M4 Extension
  • – +11 Degree Target Crown
  • – Custom Medium Profile (except 5” version) which is Heavy

www.SpecialOpsTactical.com

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The image below better shows the “rearward” angle of the gas port. Unlike some older AKs and a few other AR manufacturers that have made angled gas ports drilled towards the muzzle end of the barrel, the SOT Siphon AGP barrels angle “rearward” towards the barrel extension. 

Special Ops Tactical SOT Siphon AGP Angled Gas Port Barrel

**Press Release**

Special Ops Tactical Introduces:  The New FIRESTORM Rail System Series to their lineup!

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The all new FIRESTORM Rail System Series from Special Ops Tactical is an Ultra Light Weight cutting edge Modular rail system that combines unique, highly detailed state of the art custom precision CNC machining along with Sleek Stealth like design.  The FIRESTORM rails are Incredibly Strong and are machined out of a one piece Billet 6061-T6 Aluminum Extruded Rail which is much stronger and more rigid than 2 piece rail systems.  The FIRESTORM rails are highly detailed as well as being durable enough to handle any mission!   This new rail system gives the user an incredibly light weight, more “rigid” and modular way to mount accessories to their AR15. The FIRESTORM series are a direct bolt on rail that are far more rigid than any clamp style or any other mounting system on the market!  Special Ops Tactical will continue releasing the FIRESTORM rails in several more lengths in total being (7”, 10”, 12”, 14” and 16”) and have recently released FIRESTORM-7, 12 and 14 MLOK)

Special Ops Tactical will be adding several new products to their website as well as to their Online HD Custom Rifle Builder which will include their FIRESTORM, JAVELIN, SOTAAR, all new DISINTEGRATOR Rail Systems, New Titanium Linear Compensators “Buzzsaws”, Muzzle Devices, Builder Sets and more! So Be sure to stop by and build the rifle of your dreams today! The FIRESTORM, JAVELIN, DISINTEGRATOR Rail Systems are three of several MORE new innovative rail systems to be released by Special Ops Tactical this year, JAVELIN-308 and suppressor compatible-JAVELIN-SD-556 coming soon, so be sure to stay tuned for more products updates and releases to come www.SpecialOpsTactical.com Also be sure to Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and AR15News.com and AR15.com!

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**Press Release**

Special Ops Tactical Introduces:  The JAVELIN Rail System to their lineup.

The all new JAVELIN Rail System is a cutting edge, highly refined rail system that blends state of the art custom precision CNC machining along with ultra aggressive Stealth like design.  The Javelin is machined out of a one piece billet aluminum extruded rail which is much stronger and more rigid than 2 piece rail systems.  The Javelin Rail System series boasts with aggressive good looks as well as being tough enough to handle any mission all while weighing in at only 9oz’s.!  The Javelin-12 M-LOK Provides (6) Sling Swivel Attachment Points in total; (3) Front (QD points) that are integrated into the left, right and bottom as well as(3) QD points on the Rear that are integrated into the left, right and bottom as well.

Special Ops Tactical Javelin Rail 1

The JAVELIN-12 Designed to be used in with a (Micro/Low Profile Gas Block) on a (Pistol, Carbine length or Midlength gas system) or (Front Sight Base with Rifle gas system). This rail system gives the user a light weight more “rigid” and modular way to mount accessories to their AR15. The JAVELIN is a direct bolt on rail that is far more rigid than any other mounting system on the market! Special Ops Tactical will be releasing the JAVELIN in several different lengths being (7”, 10” 12”, 14” and 16”) as well as an SD version that will accommodate a suppressor recessed inside the rail and also our 308 version JAVELIN.  Special Ops Tactical will be adding several new products to their HD custom Rifle Builder which will include JAVELIN, SOTAAR and HAYLON Rail Systems and more!  Be sure to stop buy and build the rifle of your dreams today!  The JAVELIN is one of several new innovative rail systems released by Special Ops Tactical, be sure to stay tuned for more products updates and releases @ SpecialOpsTactical.com. Check us out on Facebook, Instagram, AR15.com and AR15News.com!

Special Ops Tactical Javelin Rail 2

JAVELIN-12 FEATURES:
– Free Floating
– CNC machined from 6061-T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
– Single Piece Billet Machined Extrusion
– Rail Weight: 9 oz.
– (6) QD Sockets
– Anti Rotation Design
– Solid mount interface
– Wicked Stealth Sleek Industrial Appearance
– Mil-Spec 1913 Picatinny Rails
– Mil-Spec Type III Hard Coat Anodized
– Inside Diameter: 1.295 inches
– Width: 2.09 inches
– Provides a Continuous Limited Upper Rail
– Made in the USA by Special Ops Tactical

INCLUDES:
– Barrel Nut
– Shims
– Hex key
– Instructions
– Screws

www.SpecialOpsTactical.com

This is a really great deal!! I’ve been lusting over Special Ops Tactical rifles for years. If you’re like me and just needed a good excuse to shut up and put up, that time has come. Right now, you can take $200 off any pre-configured rifle of your choosing or if you just need an upper you can take $150 off any pre-configured upper. Only restriction is that it has to have one of the Special Ops Tactical rails on it. No MOE or basic furniture. Head on over to www.SpecialOpsTactical.com to start putting together your shopping list. This sale starts 11/28 and runs through 12/1.

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Special Ops Tactical Aurora Elite 14.5 rifle

It’s pretty apparent that current political events have spurned lots of demand for a multitude of firearms and it’s no secret that AR15 modern sporting rifles have been a top choice and seller in the United States for the last several years.  Consequently, Special Ops Tactical has announced their new financing program geared for their retail customers and Law Enforcement Officers implementing an added incentive to get the dream rifle, pistol or gear you’ve always wanted up to $7,500.00

Located In Central Florida Apopka – Special Ops Tactical designs and manufactures some of the finest firearms and accessories made, along with their custom upper and rifle builder feature on their website which is about as computer age as it gets; SOT is proud to announce their new financing program.

Special Ops Tactical provides customers with a wide array of top quality products from which to choose and now with the option to finance, products that may have been previously out of reach, are very obtainable. This program is now fully launched and live on the Special Ops Tactical website (www.SpecialOpsTactical.com) and offers 60 second approval with quick turnaround times. The program offers a tiered APR and term offerings based on FICO and other credit factors. Many customers have already taken advantage of this new financing program, and we are excited that it will allow more people to own some of the finest firearms made to date.

SOT/Special Ops Tactical

President and CEO, Garrett Potter, who founded Special Ops Tactical is dedicated to building the best rifle possible at a fair price.  We give attention to detail with everything we do. Providing high quality gear and excellent customer service is a must!  Our continued goal is to produce reliable and ruggedly built firearms that have the most cutting edge design and to always serve our customers the way that we would like to be treated if we were the customer!

For complete information on financing, visit www.SpecialOpsTactical.com.

Special Ops Tactical Financing Banner

Special Ops Tactical has a sweet new rail out. The new rail is called the GPX V2 and comes in 12.6″ and 14″ lengths. The GPX V2 rail was designed from the ground up to be an ultra rigid, single piece, free float rail system for hard core rifle abusers and those who need a bomb proof rail for their AR. I don’t have any of these rails myself but thankfully a good buddy of mine has one of these rails and sent me some pictures of it which I’ve added below. Both rails are available for purchase now at www.SpecialOpsTactical.com.

Special Ops Tactical GPX V2 Rail 1

Special Ops Tactical GPX V2 Rail 2

Special Ops Tactical GPX V2 Rail 2

The SOT GPR V2 Rail System

Our enhanced features include a  machined one piece aluminum extruded rail which is much stronger and more rigid than 2 piece rail systems.  The GPR-14 V2 Provides (8) Sling Swivel Attachment Points; (2)  Front, (2) in the Middle,  and (4) Rear that are integrated into both the left and right side.

Designed to be used in with a Low Profile Gas Block on a Carbine,Midlength or Rifle length gas system.     This rail system gives the user a more ” rigid” way to mount various accessories available to their AR15 platform.

FEATURES:
–  Free Floating
–  CNC machined from 6061-T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
–  Single Piece Machined  Extrusion
–  Weight: 12.6″ = 14.40 oz. | 14″ = 18.2 oz.
–  (8) QD Scockets
–  Anti Rotation Design
–  Sleek  Appearance
–  Mil-Spec Type III Hard Coat Anodized
–  Inside Diameter: 1.28″
–  Width: 2.09
–  Provides a Continuous Upper Rail
–  Made in the USA Small Made in USA flag

www.SpecialOpsTactical.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.

I thought it was pretty cool to see that our friends over at Special Ops Tactical received a really good size article recently in a magazine called Book of the AR-15. Special Ops Tactical is a manufacturer out of Apopka, FL and is very well known for their high quality AR-15’s. They offer lots of different rifle configurations, rails, accessories, etc. If you are unfamiliar with SOT you should definitely take the time to check them out. I have uploaded a PDF copy of the article that was run in the Book of the AR-15. For some reason you have to right click and open the link in a new window to read the PDF file HERE.

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You can also take a look over at SpecialOpsTactical.com. Another great place to follow them is at the Special Ops Tactical Facebook Page.  

Just wanted to say congrats to our friends from Special Ops Tactical.  They made the cover of the March 2013 issue of SWAT Magazine and have a nice article inside too.  Special Ops Tactical is based out of Florida and makes some awesome rifles.  Click on the images below to read the article.  For more information head on over to SpecialOpsTactical.com.  

Special Ops Tactial - SWAT Cover

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