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LUTH-AR Introduces Two New AR-15/AR-10 Carbine Stocks

Posted on October 8th, 2015 by ar15news

After using the LUTH-AR MBA-1 on one of my favorite precision AR-15s and absolutely loving it, I was really excited to hear they were introducing two new models of the MBA (Modular Buttstock Assembly). The original MBA-1 and MBA-2 stocks mounted to an A1/A2 buffer tube. The new MBA-3 and MBA-4 are Carbine stocks meaning that they will mount directly to your standard AR-15 buffer tube for collapsible stocks. 

The MBA-3 Carbine Stock is fully decked out with an adjustable height cheek rest, 3-axis adjustable buttplate, 1913 picatinny rail section on the bottom of the stock and more. 


The MBA-4 Carbine Stock is more of a stripped down version of the MBA-3 letting you add the accessories you want. It does use the same frame as the MBA-3 including the 1913 rail section on the bottom. 


– Fits .223 & .308 AR platform

– Easy to replace & quick to install
– Strong fiberglass-filled nylon
– Features a picatinny rail 
– Adjusts to 15.75″ length-of-pull
– New 3-axis adjustable buttplate
– Revolutionary anti-rattle set screw
– Available in black, FDE & pink.
– MBA-3 weighs 18 oz.
– MBA-4 weighs 11 oz.

Both of these stocks look really great. Whether you are looking for a more basic setup or the fully loaded, these are sure to fill the need. All LUTH-AR MBA stocks are available for purchase now at

New!! AIM Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron .223/5.56 BCG

Posted on October 7th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’ve been looking for a Light Weight BCG you are probably very aware that they can be very expensive. Especially when you start looking at special coatings like Nickel Boron, etc. AIM Surplus just released a great looking Light Weight Nickel Boron BCG that totally breaks the rules by coming in at just 8.5 ounces (almost 28% lighter than their standard BCG) with a price tag of just $120 and Free Shipping. Light Weight BCGs are not only great for those uber light weight builds but work great for 3-Gun/Competition shooters looking to tune a gun for super light recoil and fast follow up shots. Check out this BCG for yourself at

Aim Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron NiB BCG 1

Aim Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron NiB BCG 1

Aim Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron NiB BCG 1

The requirements for assembly of our Bolt Carrier Groups are much higher than most. Before assembling the gas key to the carrier, permatex NO.3D aviation is applied to form-a-gasket around the gas hole (per MIL-SPEC). Then Grade-8 hardware is used to attach the gas key, followed by properly staking per spec. When installing the extractor to the bolt, a crane-o-ring is inserted with the spring to insure proper ejection. Then high temperature grease is applied to the gas rings before inserting the bolt into the carrier, which allows for much smoother operation. These BCGs are inspected to the highest of standards, to insure a high quality product that is 100% reliable for our customer… PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA!

–  Machined from 8620 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications

–  Machined from 9310 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Shot Peened
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances
–  MPI (Mag Particle Inspected)

Gas Key
–  Machined from 4140
–  Heat treated to military specifications

–  Machined from 4140
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Shot peened

Firing Pin
–  Machined from 8640 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances
–  Coated with .0002”-.0003” of hard chrome per MIL-STD-171

Cam Pin
–  Machined from 4340
–  Quench and temper heat treat
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances

Magpul Introduces TWO New Products

Posted on October 7th, 2015 by ar15news

Magpul continues to pump out brand new products. Last night they introduced two new products that look pretty awesome. 

First up is the new M-LOK Rail Covers Type-1. These rail covers install into M-LOK slots without any adapters or screws. Just snap in. The material is a very heat resistant and offers added grip surface on the rail. Each cover is 9.5″ in length and can cover 6 M-LOK slots and can be cut for different configurations. These come in a 2-pack for $16 at

Magpul M-LOK Rail Covers Type 1 1

Magpul M-LOK Rail Covers Type 1 1

The second new product is the new Enhanced AR Magazine Release. This will replace the mag release button on your rifle with one that has two additional holes in it. Once installed you then bolt on the Enhanced Mag Release button. The button is easily twice the size of standard AR mag release buttons giving you plenty of surface to release your mag. It will also work great for younger shooters or anyone with short fingers who have a hard time reaching the mag release. These are just $20 at

Magpul Enhanced Mag Release 3

Magpul Enhanced Mag Release 3

Magpul Enhanced Mag Release 3

NEW!! 16.5″ Vella Industries Trident Rail System

Posted on October 5th, 2015 by ar15news

For most AR builds, the usual 12 – 15 inch long rail system/hand guard will do just fine but there’s always that one build that you wish you could have found a bit longer rail to put on it. Unfortunately barely anybody makes rails or hand guards that are longer than 15 inches. Well, here’s one to definitely add to the list for future long barrel builds. The new Vella Industries Trident Rail System is 16.5 inches long but weights just 8 ounces (11.5 ounces with barrel nut and screws). It also has some pretty sexy looking lines with the KeyMod sections on the sides and bottom and M-LOK along the top. 

Vella Industries Trident Rail 16.5 1

Vella Industries Trident Rail 16.5 1

Vella Industries Trident Rail 16.5 1

The front end of the rail really gives it a custom look with side cutouts to allow the use of muzzle brakes without damaging the rail on 16″ builds.

Vella Industries Trident Rail 16.5 1

Vella Industries Trident Rail 16.5 1

16.5″ OAL Type III, Hard Anodized Black 6061 Aluminum weighing in at 8.0 oz Rail Weight 11.5 oz with Barrel Nut and Screws 15 Keymod Mount Points at 3, 6 & 9 o’clock Magpul M-Lok at 12 o’clock 10-32 holes on top front/rear of the rail to mount Sling Studs and future accessories. Included anti-rotational QD hole Includes Barrel Nut, Screws and Includes Optional Shims for spacing Installation Instructions Included Made in USA 1.52″ OD 1.35″ ID (Will not fit most suppressors and standard size flash cans.) *Magpul® and M-Lok™ are trademarks of Magpul Industries Corp

Available for purchase now at

NEW!! Forged GI Lower from V SEVEN

Posted on October 5th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’re looking for a high quality forged lower for your next build, this Forged GI Lower from V SEVEN might be one to take a look at. They’ve made some weight saving cuts to the receiver in areas that do not effect its strength so its a bit lighter than a normal AR-15 lower but not by much. Those cuts do give it a really nice look though and the extra KG2400 black armor they apply over the anodizing should help it look good for a bit longer too. They are offering a special introductory price as well. Check out the new V7 lower and a bunch of other awesome light weight products at 

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V7 Forged Lower 3

V7 Forged Lower 3

V7 Forged Lower 3


To celebrate the release of our first lower receiver, we’re offering an introductory sale price of $129 until Oct. 31st.

***Sale Price $129***

Introductory offer on all lower purchases until Oct. 31st.





V SEVEN recommends all PINS, SPRINGS, SCREWS, & COMPONENTS to be installed with a quality lubricating oil/grease.

With Radical Firearms rise in demand a popularity they have been getting more and more requests for a large frame rifle such as an AR-10. Yesterday Radical Firearms responded to those requests and officially introduced their new RF-10 rifle line with a BANG! Instead of releasing just one model, Radical Firearms introduced 3 different models of the RF-10 that are sure to accommodate a wide variety of tastes and budgets. We were fortunate to get our hands on one for a few weeks to take some photos of and man this is a nice rifle.

Radical Firearms RF-10

The RF-10 will be available in three different models, all built off of the new RF-10 billet receiver set, that will all appeal to different crowds and budgets.

–  The first model is the RF-10 HUNTER which will appeal to a very broad range of customers as it comes nicely equipped with an 18″ barrel, Billet Receiver Set and 15″ RF billet rail but not a ton of other frills. The price point being at just $1,200 leaves the end user plenty of room to customize the rifle to their specific taste.


–  The next model available is the RF-10 3-Gun model which bumps you up to an 18″ SS Fluted barrel, adjustable stock, NiB BCG and a few other upgrades. With a few extra upgrades this rifle still comes in at just $1,600. This is the model we got to borrow for a few weeks and they definitely know how to make a sweet looking rifle. 


–  Last but definitely not least is the new RF-10 SuperMatch Tier1 model. This rifle includes many of the upgrades from the previous two models but also features an 18″ carbon fiber wrapped super match stainless barrel, guaranteed sub-moa, nickel boron BCG, adjustable stock, etc. Price on this beast comes in at a reasonable $2,600.


Now for some Gun Porn! Below you’ll find some pictures of the RF-10 3-Gun model that we borrowed for photos. Plenty of closeup shots to show off the details of this beautiful rifle. Radical Firearms did a great job on this rifle. 

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Radical Firearms RF-10 1

Radical Firearms RF-10 1

Radical Firearms RF-10 1

Radical Firearms RF-10 1

Radical Firearms RF-10 1

Radical Firearms RF-10 1

Radical Firearms RF-10 1

Radical Firearms RF-10 1

Radical Firearms RF-10 1

For more information about each model, head on over to You won’t be disappointed!

New!! The Springfield Classic Field Watch by Smith & Bradley

Posted on October 1st, 2015 by ar15news

Our friends at Smith & Bradley, Ltd.​ have launched another campaign for another awesome watch. The Springfield Classic Field Watch a beautifully simple watch. The Springfield Classic Field Watch takes design cues from the early Army issued wristwatches such as a rugged and robust construction, unobtrusive size and large easy to read face whether day or night. With a 48mm case, Swiss movement, C3 Luminova on both the large hands and oversized letters, 12 and 24 hour markings, domed sapphire crystal glass, date window and a 316-L Stainless Steel case and back, this watch is the perfect example of a modern day field watch built by American craftsmen in Sidney, IL.

Smith Bradley Field Watch 2

Smith Bradley Field Watch 2

Smith Bradley Field Watch 2

Smith & Bradley, Ltd. are well known for their ultra high quality watches and in typical fashion have already surpassed their goal on Kickstarter after just 2 days. The good news is you can still get in on the awesome intro pricing. Head on over to to support these guys and get yourself their new Springfield Classic Field Watch. You can also check out the rest of their line of watches at

NEW!! FrogLube Extreme CLP

Posted on September 30th, 2015 by ar15news

About 3 years ago, FrogLube was approached by a U.S. Government agency that was interested in bio-based and renewable products to replace those in use by the government agency for a wide variety of uses. Their product was being considered for a gun care application and they cooperated and supported the testing. That specific government testing is still going on today but FrogLube wanted to release the new product they made to the public. This new product is FrogLube Extreme CLP.

FrogLube extreme

FrogLube Extreme was designed to compete for the government’s environmental spec. Among the many tests, one in particular was cold temperature pourable performance. Testing produced a -44˚F result. The FrogLube Extreme™ name was coined during the testing when it was discovered that it performs in extremely cold -40˚s and all the way up above +125˚F, extremely hot. Extreme temperatures do not phase this lube.

In the M4 Tech Manual, TM 9-1005-319-23&P, it says you must remove your lube if you expect to encounter freezing temps; and replace it with an arctic lube*. What’s an arctic lube? They are rare and hard to find. What happens when your conditions transition between freezing and temperate? In their testing area, the temperature can change 50-60˚ in a 24 hr cycle. It was found that FrogLube Extreme easily transitions between freezing and hot. YOU NOW DON’T HAVE TO REMOVE YOUR LUBE IN A HOT TO COLD TRANSITION AND VICE VERSA.  This is a “game changer” result. 

FrogLube Extreme is the same formula we’ve all come to know and love but with additives which proved to make it much more forgiving in cold temperatures. FrogLube Extrememeets all the common standards for FrogLube products; 

– Food Grade ingredients
– Non-toxic
– Non-petroleum base
– Non-flammable
– No HAZMAT disposal

Plus, here’s some additional benefits they discovered;

– works better in ‘tight action’ type firearms such as AR, M-1911, etc. 
– micronizes fouling and minimizes size of fouling particles
– pourable to -44˚F
– leaves no residue

It works the same as current FrogLube CLP products. It ‘absorbs’ into the firearm and the excess can be wiped off to run in a dry/slick manner. It responds to heat build-up by seeping up to the metal surface to perform lubrication where it is needed. To install it, use the exact same procedures as the current instructions call for. Simply treat it as the ‘liquid’ CLP version and all is THE SAME.

Because of the additive measures, FrogLube Extreme will be slightly more expensive than FrogLube’s current liquid CLP, but will remain within 10-20% of that pricing, AND WELL WORTH IT if where you live ever gets to freezing or below.


FrogLube Extreme will be available for purchase very soon from the usual retailers such as as well as on

ARES Defense Now Shipping MCR Sub-Carbines

Posted on September 29th, 2015 by ar15news

MELBOURNE, FL, September 23, 2015 ­ ARES Defense Systems, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms, parts and accessories announces that it is now shipping its patented MCR® Sub-Carbine to the US commercial market.

ARES’ MCR® Sub-Carbine is a lightweight, semi-auto 5.56 NATO caliber weapon featuring gas piston operation, a 3-second quick change barrel system and a left-side folding stock assembly that telescopes for adjusting the length of pull. The charging handle is ambidextrous and interchangeable with standard AR15/M4 charging handles to suit user preference. Suppressor capable and able to be fired with the stock in any position, the MCR® is a clear step above many of the folding stock and telescoping PDW options in the marketplace. Critical Sub-Carbine components are billet machined from aircraft grade alloys and heat treated to exacting specifications for durability and long weapon life. Aluminum components are Type III, Class 2 hard-coat anodized to MIL-A-8625F for maximum corrosion and wear protection. Furthermore, all ARES Defense products are 100% Made in U.S.A. with US materials and workmanship.

ARES Defense MCR Sub-Carbine 1

Also available to compliment the MCR® Sub-Carbine is an optional SKB briefcase with custom-cut foam insert that holds the weapon, six 30-round magazines, a cleaning kit, Operator’s Manual and storage space for a suppressor or other Mission Critical Accessories. The MCR® Sub-Carbine chassis is identical to the rest of the MCR® family and can be reconfigured for belt-feed or other role by simply rearranging its parts.

“Overseas contracts with a NATO partner paved the way for the semi-auto MCR® Sub-Carbine for the US consumer market.” says Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO of ARES Defense. “The Sub-Carbine is a critical model of the eight weapons that currently define the MCR® family and is particularly significant for maximum portability. While all of the select-fire military models that we’ve shipped have featured our co-planar MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny Rail handguard, we recently added a KeyMod style handguard option for the US consumer market to meet the interests of our customers. The select-fire MCR® Sub-Carbine is a proven and documented player in the military marketplace and is a serious system for professional shooters.”

ARES Defense MCR Sub-Carbine 1

The MCR® quick-change barrel system allows users to configure the MCR® in seconds without the aid of tools and is available in 12” (NFA Rules Apply) and 16” inch lengths. Additionally, the MCR® Sub-Carbine features gas-piston operation that provides greater reliability in extreme conditions, and is cleaner, cooler and more reliable in adverse conditions than the legacy direct-gas system.

The unique design of the MCR® Sub-Carbine permits users to upgrade their existing rifles by simply substituting an ARES supplied MCR® upper receiver assembly and folding stock mechanism in place of the legacy upper and stock, and the MCR® is rearward compatible to the earliest AR15’s from the 1960’s.

ARES Defense MCR Sub-Carbine 1

For more information and pricing, please email or contact ARES Defense by telephone at (321) 242-8410. Additional details available on the ARES Defense website:

FFL DEALERS: Contact ARES Defense for Dealer Pricing!


Caliber: 5.56 X 45 mm NATO

Weight: 7.45 lbs (3.38 kg)

Barrel: 16.25” (413 mm) Quick Change & 12.5” (318 mm)

Rifling:   1:7” (1: 178 mm) RHT

Feed Devices: 4179 STANAG Magazines or M27 Linked Ammunition

Rate of Fire: 625-800 RPM

Operation: Short Stroke, Gas Piston

100% Made in the U.S.A.

About ARES Defense

Since its founding in 1997, ARES Defense Systems has focused on the development of military small arms and accessories of unique versatility, innovation and exceptional quality for military, law enforcement and commercial customers.  Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, ARES products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra modern facility by a highly skilled workforce.

Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast, ARES’ intense dedication to mission critical innovation has resulted in numerous patented advancements resulting in lighter, stronger, better performing weapons and accessories for the operator. To learn more about ARES Defense Systems visit  Follow ARES Defense on Facebook at  and on Twitter @ARESDefense.

NEW BRITAIN, CT (September 1, 2015) – Previously only made for the U.S. Government, Okay Industries AR-15 .223/5.56 magazines are now available commercially for manufacturers, law enforcement and civilian shooters. Coveted by U.S. soldiers, Government Agencies and sought after by civilian shooters alike, OKAY magazines are renowned for reliable feeding and flawless performance in any Mil-Spec AR-15 compatible platform. Since co-developing the original 30 round M16 magazine with the U.S. Military in 1973, OKAY magazines have earned a reputation as the best USGI versions available. Called SureFeed®, these appropriately named magazines are perfect for any Mil-Spec AR-15 modern sporting rifle.

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SureFeed® USGI type magazines are 100% made in the U.S.A. with components that meet or exceed demanding Mil-Spec requirements. The magazine bodies & floor plates are made from lightweight aluminum and heat treated to Mil-Spec for strength and durability. All magazines are hard coat anodized and available with either a Mil-Spec dry film lube grey finish or Tactical Black PTFE finish. A four-way, anti-tilt, self-lubricating non-hygroscopic resin follower and high performance Mil-Spec stainless steel spring keep rounds properly aligned and tensioned for flawless performance.

Okay Industries Magazines 1

Reliability is the most important quality for any magazine. Okay Industries achieves this reliability through extensive quality controls. Every magazine goes through an exhaustive battery of inspections and tests before being shipped. Some of the areas tested include weld integrity verification, feed lip tolerance and material quality. This all leads up to the final proprietary qualification where each magazine is tested for fit and function. This proprietary inspection and testing process and the resulting superior quality of SureFeed® magazines is why OKAY has been a supplier to the U.S. Government since 1973.

SureFeed® magazine are now available in 30, 20 and 10 round capacities with an MSRP of $18.95-$19.95

Distributor and Dealer inquiries: (860) 225-8707 or email ###

About Okay Industries

Founded in 1911 as The B. Jahn Manufacturing Company and renamed Okay Industries, Inc., in 1968, Okay has grown into a diverse contract manufacturing company producing exceptional metal stampings and machined components and assemblies for medical device, automotive and industrial industries as well as firearms and defense customers. Okay has a long history of producing magazines, having made over 30 million magazines since WWII for the venerable M1 Carbine and M16/M4 rifles. Okay Industries is headquartered in New Britain, CT.

200 Ellis Street New Britain, CT 06051 (860) 225 8707



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