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I’ve built tons of AR-15 uppers and a good majority of them use Low Profile Gas Blocks with set screws and a few are pinned to the barrel. A couple of things I’ve learned with experience is that I always use Loctite on the set screws and whenever possible, I prefer to have the barrel dimpled for the set screw to seat in properly and really lock the gas block in place. It always amazes me when I spend good money on a barrel only to find that they didn’t take the time to dimple the barrel on the bottom side of the gas block seat and it happens more often than not.
The guys over at Parallax Tactical have found a way to make great use of their blemished Low Pro Gas Blocks by installing a Cone Point Set Screw that locks into the Gas Port of the barrel and a Hardened Steel Drill Bushing that allows you to use a simple hand drill and Cobalt 11/64th drill bit to dimple your barrels and in the exact right place every time.
These come as a complete kit, including the 11/64th Cobalt Drill Bit and is available for both .750 and .625 gas block journal diameters. The entire kit will sell for just $49.95 and can be used over and over again. Order one for yourself today at www.WeaponOutfitters.com. I’m going to!
Presenting a REAL gas block dimpling jig. (compare to BRD with no drill bushing, limited use. We had to buy three-four of them before we found it cheaper just to use our reject gas blocks.)
Comes with a hardened steel drill bushing, a cobalt 11/64th drill bit and a cone point #10-32 cone point set screw which positively locates the gas port for a perfectly lined up dimple directly beneath the gas port for optimum function and security for all low profile gas blocks.
Comes in 750 and 625 gas block journal sizes.
A while back my buddy Roy over at Weapon Outfitters built me a 13.7″ upper with a pinned and welded BE Meyers 249F Flash Hider that has become one of my personal favorite uppers. The BE Meyers 249F flash hiders is amazing and the 16.1 overall length feels just right. You can see a picture of it below. Since then Roy has partnered with Micro MOA to offer a “Weapon Outfitters” branded barrel that is supposed to be pretty awesome. If you’re looking for something a bit different than the usual 18″, 16″ and 14.5″ uppers, this is the start to another great option.
Weapon Outfitters has partnered with Micro MOA to deliver new 13.7″ Barrels to market. When paired with a B.E. Meyers 249F Flash hider (or other long muzzle device like a KX5) you can achieve a 16.1″ overall length (OAL) to meet Federal guidelines. Save a little bit of weight while also toting the smallest possible carbine before you get into NFA territory.
With this bundle, you’ll select the gas block you want to pair with your barrel and which version of the 249F you’d like. Our gunsmith will handle the rest, pinning your muzzle device and staking your gas block. Gunsmithing options can be deselected if you’ve got the means. It is your responsiblity to understand the local, state, and federal laws if you choose this route to make sure you’re all hunky-dorry.
Specs on the barrel:
Check out this combo now at www.WeaponOutfitters.com.
LMT recently introduced their new DMR stocks. Many people have said “They’re just copying the Magpul PRS”, etc but in actuality they’ve made it possible for the 99% of owners who currently have a collapsible stock on their AR to add upgrade to precision style stock similar to a PRS but without the need to change over to a rifle buffer tube, spring and buffer. You can literally take off your collapsible stock, slip on the new LMT DRM stock and have the feel of a fixed precision rifle stock. This saves you the cost and time of swapping receiver extensions and would be pretty awesome for someone who has a single lower receiver but multiple uppers such as an SBR upper and an SPR upper. Weapon Outfitters has the 5.56 version available in-stock right now and at about $30 cheaper than other retailers that I’ve seen. Check out the pics and details below then head on over to www.WeaponOutfitters.com to purchase one for yourself.
DMR buttstock assembly for 5.56 rifle fits in mil spec extension tube NOT included – SOPMOD cheek rest for comfort and a better shooting postion – Adjustable by 45 positions in cheek well height and length of pull and two postions on the extension tube. – SOPMOD rubber butt plate reduces felt recoil – Concealed rail for mono-pod attachment – 2 QD sling swivel sockets Collapsed length 9.20″
This is probably one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time. Got a sweet little SBR or AR Pistol lower just laying around waiting for the right upper? THIS is what you’ve been waiting for! Weapon Outfitters just got in some of the Primary Weapon Systems 7″ Piston Driven Pistol Uppers that come with an awesome briefcase that has custom foam cutouts inside that will house the Upper, an Aimpoint, a Lower and two Mags. Its even available in both .223 Wylde and 762×39. This is so stinking cool and I want one BAD!! Check it out over at WeaponOutfitters.com.
This bundle comes with your choice of PWS 7 inch upper in 2.23 Wylde or 7.62×39 and a Kenneth Cole Reaction “Changed the Lock” Briefcase that fits the upper and a pistol lower along with a couple magazines.*
*Pistol Lower and Magazines not included.
You could likely fit in your registered SBR lower but you might need to cut the foam a bit to fit. Also has a pre-cut segment you can remove that is the right size for an AImpoint T1.
My buddy Roy at Weapon Outfitters just posted on his Facebook page that the B.E. Meyers 249F 5.56 Flash Hider will now have a Melonite coating which is awesome as it Melonite offers great corrosion resistance and is applied inside and out of the entire piece. The 249F is an awesome flash hider that has been used in Military/Special Operations for years now and was recently made available to civilians as well primarily through Weapon Outfitters. I have one pinned to my 13.7″ Weapon Outfitters upper (16″ OAL) and its very impressive. If you’re looking for a great Flash Hider, this would definitely be one that I would recommend.
New and Improved for 2014!
After nearly 2 decades of service, and STILL a top tier flash hider according to JSOC and Vuurwapen Blog, the BE Meyers 249F is now MELONITED for superior corrosion resistance and surface hardness!
There’s no doubt the Magpul MBUS Pro sights have quickly become a fan favorite. The quality metal construction, fantastic looks and compact design at a more affordable price all played into their popularity. However many of us have been hoping that Magpul would come out with different color version of the MBUS Pro such as FDE, OD Green, etc. As of right now I do not believe Magpul has any plans to release colored factory sets which is why our good friends at Weapon Outfitters are now making this possible as shown below. Finally you can have some Magpul MBUS Pro’s that match your non-black rifle and furniture.
Weapon Outfitters is working with a Master Gunsmith/Injured Vet to apply Cerakote to some Magpul MBUS Pro’s and currently has some FDE sights in-stock. You can purchase both the front and rear FDE sight set at the links below.
If you are like myself and already have a set or two of Magpul MBUS Pro and would like to have them Cerakoted, Weapon Outfitters now offers that as an upgrade service as well. You can have a single sight done or save $5 per sight when you do a front and rear set. They are offering this service in FDE, Burnt Bronze, Graphite Black, Sniper Gray and Olive Drab.
I wanted to show you guys a quick visual comparison between two of my favorite Geissele rails, the SMR MK4 and SMR MK5. Both are fairly new (released in the last year) and I know it can be hard to figure out what’s what just by looking at the “MKX” naming system. The Geissele SMR MK4 and MK5 are some of the most solidly built KeyMod rails out there. As you’ll see below, you can’t go wrong with either one as they both are awesome options. Click on the images for a larger view.
GEISSELE AUTOMATICS SMR (SUPER MODULAR RAIL) MK4
First lets look at the MK4. The Geissele SMR MK4 is kind of a hybrid rail. It has KeyMod mounting slots at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions with small 1913 picatinny rail sections up front at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock and a full length picatinny rail at 12 o’clock as well. There are a few other rails like this on the market and as weird as it may seem it makes a lot of sense. The number one best selling KeyMod accessory is…the 1913 rail sections which people always mount toward the front of a KeyMod rail.
One of the main reasons people are hesitant to switch from their quad rails over to a new system such as KeyMod is because they have so many “Quad Rail” accessories, especially light mounts. The MK4 allows you to have an integrated quad rail section to mount your lights to while offering KeyMod slots to use for the popular Rail Covers from companies like Noveske, etc. I’ve personally found that the Geissele rails are so well finished that I don’t even need any rail covers.
I really dig the look of the MK4. Just something about the use of both 1913 and KeyMod just looks cool. As you can see in the pictures below, it makes for one awesome looking rifle and offers a super solid rail with lots of options. The MK4 would be perfect for those who are either on the fence about 1913 vs KeyMod or those who have specific 1913 light mounts, bipods, etc. that you want to still use and don’t want to buy extra mounts to make them compatible.
GEISSELE AUTOMATICS SMR (SUPER MODULAR RAIL) MK5
Now lets take a look at the MK5. The Geissele SMR MK5 is built how KeyMod was designed to be used with KeyMod mounting slots all the way out to the tip of the rail. This gives you the most flexibility with mounting KeyMod accessories such as Light Mounts, Handstops, QD Sling Mounts, rail sections, etc.
As you’ll notice, the KeyMod slots are at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions with a full length picatinny rail section at 12 o’clock like the MK4 does. Both rails look very similar, however with the MK5 there are no short rail sections at the the front of the rail and there are no front QD Sling Mounts. This design is all about letting the “KeyMod Convert” have as much flexibility as possible in mounting their new KeyMod accessories.
As I mentioned before, there really is not wrong decision to be made here. I love both of these rails. Its more of a personal preference thing when it comes to deciding between these two rails. Both feature the amazingly high degree of quality you would expect to find with a Geissele rail and look freaking sweet.
I had planned on waiting for Geissele to get the newer MK5’s in-stock but they are such a hot item I decided to just give you a link to a Geissele dealer and AR15NEWS friend, Weapon Oufitters, since they have both the MK4 and MK5 in-stock right now. That way if you like what you see you can pick one up for yourself. I’ve also put some information below for great KeyMod accessories too.
You can purchase the Geissele SMR MK4 and MK5 rails at www.WeaponOutfitters.com
As always, you can peruse the Geissele.com website as well but with the high demand of these rails they are not all in-stock.
On a side note, for those looking for KeyMod light mounts, handstops, sling mounts, etc. you can check out my personal go to which is www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. Plus you can save 5% by using our discount code “ar15news” at checkout.
The Parallax Tactical FFSSR KeyMod rail has been a very popular option for those looking for a quality rail without breaking the bank. Up until the other day the longest model available was just 13″ long. Now Parallax is releasing the 15″ model and with so many people waiting for these, I’m pretty sure they’ll go quick. These rails are shipping to dealers now and the guys at Weapon Outfitters are offering a special pre-order price of just $189 which is a steal for a 15″ high quality rail. Check out the pics below, then head on over to www.WeaponOutfitters.com to order yours.
The Parallax Tactical FFSSR is a free floating, extremely durable, drop in rail for your rifle. It has been manufactured for optimum ergonomic comfort. Utilizing a thin rail section compatible with any standard keymod accessories, the Parallax Tactical Keymod FFSSR is able to offer strength, ergonomics, and value which is unmatched.
Made in the USA with domestically sourced materials.
This model is hardcoat anodized black, and is 15″ in length, making it ideal for 16″ carbines
Many of you have been patiently waiting for the new BRAKEOUT 2.0 Compensator from Advanced Armament Corp to be in-stock. These new brakeouts offer superior flash suppression and muzzle control over the original brakeout, and also don’t need to be timed! They are also 51T Fast Attach mounts for those of you looking to use an AAC Suppressor on your rifle. Many places show them in-stock but they’re waiting for them to arrive. Our friends at Weapon Outfitters actually have the BRAKEOUT 2.0 5.56 in hand and ready to ship. Check out the pics and details below then head on over to www.WeaponOutfitters.com to snag one for yourself before they’re all gone.
The BRAKEOUT® 2.0 is a silencer mounting muzzle device that is both a flash suppressor and muzzle brake in one. Redesigned for 2014, the BRAKEOUT® 2.0 offers the best of both worlds in a truly compromise-free design. The BRAKEOUT® 2.0 offers outstanding recoil reduction tested to be fully equal to the best conventional muzzle brakes, along with excellent flash reduction performance. The new symmetrical design of the BRAKEOUT® 2.0 does not need to be timed with shims like a conventional muzzle brake, simplifying installation. The BRAKEOUT® 2.0 will initially be offered as 51T variants with 1⁄2-28 and 5/8-24 threads. The BRAKEOUT® 2.0 is fully compatible with the AAC BLACKOUT™ flash hider installation tool.
I posted these pictures on the AR15NEWS Instagram account the other day and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. I didn’t realize so many people were waiting for side by side pictures comparing the very popular Magpul MBUS Gen2 which are polymer to the new Magpul MBUS PRO’s which are steel. These pictures are not designed to push you one way or the other but more to help you make an informed decision based on your individual needs. Take a look for yourself below.
Pic #1 Magpul MBUS Series: Close up folded front sight comparison shot of the Magpul MBUS Gen2 (top) and the new Magpul MBUS PRO (bottom). The MBUS Gen2 are polymer spring loaded sights while the PRO’s are steel and manually flipped up. The PRO front sight is also finger adjustable. As you can see the PRO steel sight is much more low profile.
Pic #2 Magpul MBUS Series: You can see that the hinge of the PRO is towards the front of the sight instead of the middle which allows it to be smaller but still retain the standard height when flipped up.
Pic #3 Magpul MBUS Series: Last shot of the front Magpul MBUS. MBUS Gen2 on the left and the new Magpul MBUS PRO on the right. Notice the smaller footprint of the PRO on the rail and the twist knob that allows you to adjust for elevation with your fingers.
Pic #4 Magpul MBUS Series: This is the side shot of the rear Magpul MBUS sights folded. As you can see the PRO on top is much more low profile than the MBUS Gen2 on the bottom. Again, the MBUS Gen2 are a larger spring loaded polymer sight that flip up with a press of a finger. The MBUS PRO’s are steel and manually folded up. Both rear sights feature a large and small aperture as well as finger adjustments for windage.
Pic #5 Magpul MBUS Series: Rear Magpul MBUS sights flipped up. Once again you can really see the size difference between the MBUS PRO (top) and the MBUS Gen2 (bottom). One thing I really like about the rear MBUS PRO is how much easier it would be to fit underneath the rear of a scope. It also takes up less space on the rail where you might want a magnifier, etc.
Pic #6 Magpul MBUS Series: Final pic of the Magpul MBUS sight comparison. At least for a while. This picture series unintentionally pushed a lot of people over the edge and towards the PRO’s. As I’ve mentioned before, I really like both of the Magpul MBUS models. If you’re going based on price the polymer MBUS Gen2’s can’t be beat. However, the MBUS PRO’s are a real step up in quality and design.
The MBUS Gen2’s are typically pretty easy to find. The MBUS PRO’s though are not easy to find and when you do find them they are typically just the front sights. Right now my buddy Roy has both Front and Rear MBUS PRO in-stock as well as Gen2’s. Head on over to www.WeaponOutfitters.com and grab some while they are still in-stock.
I’ve had numerous people ask me lately where they can find a set of Magpul MBUS PRO sights. The new MBUS PRO’s have gained the reputation of being just as good as the awesome KAC Micro BUIS but a bit more affordable. Unfortunately, Magpul doesn’t always send both front and rear sights to retailers at the same time so its been hard to get a complete set even when you do find them in-stock. Right now I know of two sources who have Magpul MBUS PRO’s in-stock.
Weapon Outfitters has both Front and Rear Magpul MBUS PRO’s in-stock right now which as I say is kind of rare. The front and rear set together costs $189.90 with $7.95 shipping. If you spend over $200 with WO you get FREE SHIPPING so keep that in mind if you need any other items that WO may have.
Purchase the Magpul MBUS PRO Rear Sight HERE
Purchase the Magpul MBUS PRO Front Sight HERE
Chase Tactical has just the Front Magpul MBUS PRO in-stock. If you only need the front sight this is a good deal. If you use the discount code “ar15news” at checkout you’ll save 10% and the price is just $78.63 Shipped.
Purchase the Magpul MBUS PRO Front Sight HERE
Photos by Stickman
The Geissle SMR line of rails are absolutely awesome. I have a few now and a couple more on order. The only complaint I hear is that some people can’t afford them. Well, here’s your chance to save big time. Our friends at Weapon Outfitters are having an awesome closeout deal on the awesome Geissele SMR MK4 rail. Geissele has decided to only produce the SMR MK4 with KeyMod from here on out so the standard SMR MK4 is no more. This is a very rare chance to get a top of the line rail system for your AR while saving about $100 off retail. They have a few versions of the SMR MK4 rail available starting with a Black 9.5″ rail for just $250. If you want a 13″ just add $20, if you want the Flat Dark Earth color add another $20. You have to create an account over at Weapon Outfitters first to see the special pricing. Then go to www.WeaponOutfitters.com to get your fill of Geissele SMR MK4 awesomeness.
This is a guest post from our friend Roy, owner of Weapon Outfitters, who gets to handle ALL of the cool new toys. So many people have been trying to decide between the new Magpul MBUS Pro backup iron sights and the very nice Knights Armament Co. Micro folding backup iron sights. Most people don’t own both (or either) so Roy went out of his way to give a good bit of information comparing the two sets. Read his information below.
Got a chance to compare the Magpul MBUS Pro to the Knight’s Armament Company micro folding backup iron sights! There are a few differences in capabilities and features between the two, with the MBUS Pro priced right below the KAC sights.
The MBUS Pro notably uses all steel construction, with the front sight being the lowest profile folding front sight I’ve seen yet! The MBUS Pro features tool less adjustment, but it’s a bit harder to manipulate than the KAC. The front sight post is standard USGI width, while the KAC’s micro front sight is thinner for greater accuracy potential. The KAC Micro Front has a steel base but aluminum folding body.
On the rear sights, the MBUS Pro’s beefy steel construction is quite noticable in the hand. It features a serrated rear sight surface to help reduce glare, and the peep hole sight folds out and away as needed. The MBUS pro’s windage is easily dialed in with a low profile knob. Unlike the micro, there is no built in elevation dial… but that’s something that you’re more likely to see or use on a match rifle… or a 20th century German/Swiss rifle. The KAC’s peep hole aperture is not adjustable… which is fine by me since you should only be using the peep hole adjustment for true accuracy potential anyway. The ghost ring sight is a legacy of the mid 20th century when no one had weapon mounted lights or red dot sights, and people actually had to try to shoot each other in the dark relying on ambient light only. If you are trying to shoot someone with a long gun in the dark with backup iron sights as a civilian, LEO, or soldier… something went horribly wrong somewhere, and the size of your rear sight aperture is probably the least of your concerns, IMHO!
All in all, the MBUS Pros offer a great value package at a great price, while the KAC’s premium pricing definitely does give it a few extra features that folks may or may not want. These two options represent the high end and mid level market offerings well.
If you’ve been on the fence trying to decide between these two sets I hope this article helped. I personally own a set of the Magpul MBUS Pro’s and absolutely love them. Both of these sights are extremely hard to find right now, but somehow Weapon Outfitters has managed to get both front and rear of both the Magpul MBUS Pro and KAC Micro in-stock at the same time. Take your pick at the links below.
MBUS Pro Front: http://bit.ly/19UmbjB
MBUS Pro Rear: http://bit.ly/1hxrlUY
KAC Micro Front: http://bit.ly/JIQ4qS
KAC Micro Rear, 2-600 Meters: http://bit.ly/19UmhaZ
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Not that long ago we introduced you guys to the complete lineup of Parallax Tactical FFSSR KeyMod rails which are a modified version of their very popular and sturdy FFSSR rail. At the time they were just prototypes but today you can finally purchase one for yourself and get it at a really smoking price. Weapon Outfitters is hosting the initial release of the Parallax Tactical FFSSR KeyMod Rail. The first model to be released is the 13″ with others coming in the near future. The 13″ Parallax Tactical FFSSR KeyMod rail is available in Black, Burnt Bronze, Flat Dark Earth, OD Green and Tungsten at an introductory price only at WeaponOutfitters.com.
The Parallax Tactical Lightweight Keymod Rail, 13” is a free floating, extremely light weight rail for your rifle. It has been manufactured for weight reduction, and utilizes a Keymod mounting system to allow for simple, modular addition of accessories as needed.
-Flat Dark Earth
-Olive Drab Green