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AREA 53 AR-15 Billet Lower Receiver Giveaway

Posted on January 30th, 2015 by ar15news

AREA 53 is giving away one of their awesome AR-15 “EL JEFE Mod1″ ambi billet lower receivers on Monday in celebration of hitting 1,000 fans on Facebook. AREA 53 makes some seriously nice stuff so its nice to see them start getting some recognition for it. Below is the image they posted on Facebook. Just click on it and you’ll be redirected to the AREA 53 Facebook page where you can get in on the giveaway and hopefully pick up a really nice new lower. Odds are definitely good on this one since there is a smaller number of people following their page right now. 

You can also check out all that AREA 53 has to offer at www.AREA53.com

AREA 53 - EL JEFE Billet Lower Giveaway

AREA 53 Billet Lower Giveaway. As many of you noticed, we passed the 1,000 fan mark this week. To celebrate we will be giving away one of our 5.56 EL JEFE Mod1 ambi receivers. To be eligible to win you must be a fan of this page, share this picture and then leave a comment below. On Monday (2/2/15) we will be randomly picking one winner. Thanks for all the support. Good luck!

**We’ll be giving away a .308 billet lower as soon as we reach 2,000 fans**

NEW!! RailScales G-10, Aluminum and Titanium Handstops

Posted on January 30th, 2015 by ar15news

Not sure how I’ve totally missed this but the guys at RailScales are about to release their new S³ (Serrated Scales Stop) Handstop. Looks like the G10 version will be available for purchase starting this coming Friday (2/6/15) with the Aluminum and Titanium versions to follow. At first they will only be available in KeyMod with M-LOK versions to come soon. Apparently they will also fit the War Sport LVOA rail by removing the KeyMod nut and screwing it directly to the rail. Pics, Pricing and details for the RailScales S³ Handstops are listed below. These will be available for purchase on www.GetRailScales.com.

RailScales S3 Handstop 1

RailScales S3 Handstop 1

RailScales S3 Handstop 1

Finally!!! Our S³ handstops are ready for purchase. The G10 versions will be available first, on the website late next week. Aluminum and Ti will be available the following week. Pricing and weights! The S³ retail pricing will be $69 for G10 or Aluminum, take your pick. The Serialized Titanium price will be announced in the coming days, it will include some extra goodies, watch for the detailed post. 

Weights G10 – 0.6oz
Aluminum (6061) – 0.8oz
Titanium (6AL4V) – 1.3oz

After a long deliberation we decided to offer the Aluminum in the raw (sandblasted), leaving you to decide how to finish it. We have spent a lot time talking with friends, customers, etc as to what color, hard coat, paint, cerakote etc to offer, and about every response was something different. The Sand colored one was cerakoted and has held up nicely. In the future we might do a couple of anodized colors, Black and FDE. But we want to wait to get feedback from those that purchase to ultimately decide. We will be posting more details on each of the materials in the coming days as well as a comparison chart, showing how they stack up against each other.

NEW!! Weapon Outfitters 13.7″ Barrel and BE Meyers 249F Combo

Posted on January 29th, 2015 by ar15news

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 13.7 barrel BE Meyers 249F 2

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.

WEapon Outfitters 13.7 barrel BE Meyers 249FWEapon Outfitters 13.7 barrel BE Meyers 249F

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:

  • Features propietary rifling known as Single Edge Polygonal (SEP)
    • Essentially a combination of standard and polygonal rifling
    • SEP creates less bullet deformation due to its minimal engraving, allowing the bullet to move more symmetrically along the barrel
    • SEP reduces forward escaping gases and minimizing loss of gas pressure,
  • Finished in BlackNitride™
    • Treatment process increases barrel life and provides superior wear-resistance, surface strength, corrosion resistance, lubricity.  But most importantly: BlackNitride™ enhances cosmetic appeal :)
  • Barrel extensions are re-tourqed and then pinned after BlackNitride™ process
  • 4150V Grade Chromium-Molybdenum-Vanadium (CrMoV) steel
  • 1/2×28″ thread pitch
  • 5.56mm NATO chamber
  • 1/7″ Twist Rate
  • Barrels are turned on centers and not chopped down from longer lengths like some other barrel makers do

Check out this combo now at www.WeaponOutfitters.com.

If you’re in the market for a great rifle with longer range capabilities while packing a bigger punch, Radical Firearms has just released their new RF 20″ 6.5 Grendel Complete Rifle at a really great price point. The RF 20″ 6.5 Grendel comes with a 20″ SS match grade barrel, low profile gas block, 15″ RF Hybrid Free Float Rail (made by Seekins Precision), Mil Spec forged upper and lower and the LUTH-AR MBA-1 modular precision rifle stock. Add all of those together and you’ve got a really great rifle at a fantastic price point, starting at just $830 with a few upgrade options to look at. Check out the pics and details below, then head on over to www.RadicalFirearms.com to snag one for yourself.

Radical Firearms 6.5 Grendel 20 inch rifle 3 copyRadical Firearms 6.5 Grendel 20 inch rifle 3 copyRadical Firearms 6.5 Grendel 20 inch rifle 3 copy

Rifle comes complete with:
–  20″ Stainless Steel Match Grade Barrel
–  Radical Low-Pro Gas Block
–  15″ Radical Firearms Billet Free Float Hybrid Rail
–  Custom Stainless Pepper Pot Break
–  M4 Forged Upper receiver
–  Mil Spec Bolt Carrier group
–  Standard Charging handle
–  Luth-AR Modular: MBA-1 Stock
–  Forged Lower
–  Mil Spec Lower parts kit
–  Mil Spec Grip

Faxon ARAK-21 Available In 7.62×39 and New 3-Barrel-Combo

Posted on January 28th, 2015 by ar15news

Faxon Firearms just opened up ordering of their ARAK-21 uppers in 7.62×39 which everyone has been anxiously waiting for. Many AR’s chambered in 7.62×39 can have feeding issues but Faxon’s design completely eliminates that issue no matter what mag you use, etc. You can see their video explanation of this system HERE. Pair the reliability of the ARAK-21 system with the power and affordability of the 7.62×39 round and you’ve got an awesome setup. 

0000633_arak_21_upper_receiver_one_steel_barrel copyShown is a 12.5″ ARAK-21 with Left Hand Eject

Now lets take this one step further and talk about that fact that you can easily swap barrels with the ARAK-21 upper using their BAUs or Barrel Assembly Units and you can imagine how this upper can help your rifle adapt to just about any scenario you may come across. Faxon Firearms has always offered a Two Barrel Combo but have just introduced the new Three Barrel Combo. With the Three Barrel Combo you can mix and match three BAUs giving you endless combination options. For instance you could do a 20″ 5.56, 16″ 300BLK and 12.5″ 7.62×39 or any other combination of BAUs that would work best for you.

0000706_arak_21_upper_receiver_three_barrel_caliber_combo_deal copyTwo Barrel Combo shown

The ARAK-21 upper can be purchased in One, Two and Three Barrel Combo options as well as a complete rifle now at www.FaxonFirearms.com.

AERO Precision 16″ .223 Wylde Uppers AND 18″ KeyMod Rail

Posted on January 27th, 2015 by ar15news

AERO Precision continues to add new products to their already long list of available products and they keep getting better and better. I remember when they only made stripped uppers and lowers and their COP system and didn’t sell direct. Anymore they are pretty much a one stop shop for building just about any kind of AR configuration you can think of with their complete line of barrels, receiver sets, rails, etc. for 5.56, 300BLK and .308. Recently they introduced two brand new products that will expand the possibilities even further.

First up was their new .223 Wylde chambered 16″ uppers. For those who don’t know, .223 Wylde is basically a hybrid between .223 and 5.56 NATO. Technically .223 chambered rifles are known for being a bit more accurate than a 5.56 NATO chambered rifle. With .223 Wylde barrels  you can shoot both .223 and 5.56 NATO rounds but they are designed to shoot the 5.56 NATO round more accurately than a 5.56 chambered barrel. They are offering these 16″ uppers based on their awesome forged M4E1 upper platform which features the integrated rail mounting surface and a “billet” look. You can choose between a 12″ or 15″ KeyMod rail or a 12″ M-LOK rail. These uppers are priced starting at $455 at AEROPrecisionUSA.com.

AERO Preicison KeyMod 12 inch 223 Wylde UpperAERO Preicison KeyMod 15 inch 223 Wylde UpperAERO Preicison MLOK 12 inch 223 Wylde Upper

On the last day of SHOT Show 2015, AERO Precision unveiled their new 18″ KeyMod rail which is something a lot of people look for when building a longer barreled rifle such as a 20″ upper, etc. These are specifically designed to mount to the AERO Precision enhanced uppers so don’t expect to order one and mount it to just any old upper. However, if you are planning on building a long barreled upper this is a good reason to build it using some AERO components. These are not available yet but should be soon.

AERO Precision 18 inch KeyMod Rail 620

Sneak Peek!! – KNS Precision Front Sight Posts for MBUS Pro

Posted on January 26th, 2015 by ar15news

Here’s a sneak peek at the new KNS Precision Front Sight Posts for the super popular Magpul MBUS Pro sights. The moment Magpul introduced the MBUS Pro sights people were looking for companies to make front sight post replacements. As far as I know, KNS Precision is the first to off an upgrade FSP for the MBUS Pro sights and it looks like they’ve got some great options. Apparently they will have both square and ball posts in .034, .052 and .072 diameters. There really isn’t a ton of additional information available yet other than what they posted on the KNS Precision Facebook Page and Instagram.

You can also keep an eye on their website www.KNSPrecisionInc.com.

KNS Precision MBUS Pro Sight Posts

SHOT Show 2015 – LANTAC

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

LANTAC has some pretty awesome product coming out this year. They have new billet receivers, their new SPADA rail system, BMD – Blast Mitigation Device, Drop-In Trigger, BCG, etc. I have quite a few of their new products on my list to buy this year and can’t wait to try them out. Check out the video and pic below. 

LANTAC-USA.com
LANTAC Facebook Page
LANTAC Instagram

Video courtesy of Crossfire and Steve Coulston.

Photo by Triple Bravo

01-23-15 LANTAC TB copy

SHOT Show 2015 – Seekins Precision

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Seekins Precision had a great showing at SHOT Show 2015. Not only did they show off a great lineup of new complete rifles including their new SP10 .308 but they also introduced multiple new products such as the Seekins Precision 60/90 Ambi Safety and K20 Incline Grip. They also announced that they would be adding M-LOK as an option for the SP3R and MCSR rails. Check out the video and pics below.

www.SeekinsPrecision.com
Seekins Precision Facebook Page
Seekins Precision Instagram 

Video courtesy of Crossfire and Steve Coulston.

Photos by Triple Bravo

01-23-15 Seekins TB 1

01-23-15 Seekins TB 1

SHOT Show 2015 – More New Products from Mega Arms

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Mega Arms already introduced quite a few new products at SHOT Show this year but there were a few additional pieces that were just introduced or we didn’t really cover as close as we’d like to. For instance, Mega Arms just introduced a new pair of 5.56 SBR barrels (10.5″ and 14.5″) as well as a two new 300BLK barrels (10.5″ and 16″). 

Mega SBR and 300BLK Barrels 620

In case you missed it, here are our new SBR barrels, available in 10.5 and 14.5 in 556 NATO. 300 BLACKOUT is available for the first time in 10.5 and 16 barrel. MSRP on the 10.5s is $222.

They’ve also added an M-LOK version of the popular MKM MATEN upper. Mega Arms will be adding M-LOK across all platforms in addition to their current KeyMod offerings.

Mega Arms MLOK Options 620 

Mega Arms MATEN with MLOK 2 copy

Mega Arms MATEN with MLOK 2 copy

Mega Arms is excited to announce our new line of M-Lok AR-15 and MATEN/AR-10 hand guards and upper receivers. Firstly we have the new M-Lok versions of the MKM. Expect them to be in the same sizes, same platforms and at a similar price point as the KeyMod versions. Next up you will notice the new Wedge Lock free float Mil Spec AR-15 M-Lok hand guard. This all new product is made from 7075 and comes with a titanium barrel nut. Expect a variety of lengths, a MATEN/AR-10 version and a KeyMod variation in 2015. Pricing TBA. For those of you who have noticed a missing item in this group fear not, an M-Lok version of our venerable Megalithic Tactical System, or MTS, is also coming in 2015. An M-Lok version of the new Remington 700 chassis system is also planned. Expect to see the first of our new product at dealers by the end of the first quarter, 2015.

Lastly is the new Mega Arms Wedge Lock Handguard. Made from 7-series Aluminum with a Titanium barrel nut. Looks like it will mate up very nicely with a Mega Arms upper but will also work with any Mil-Spec upper as well. Gonna have to give one of these a try for sure.

Mega Arms Wedgelock Rail System 620 3Mega Arms Wedgelock Rail System 620 3Mega Arms Wedgelock Rail System 620 3

This is the new Mega Arms WEDGE LOCK handguard!
–  Cutting edge new design Ultra strong and lightweight. Simple one screw fastening system.
–  Made from 7075 extruded aluminum
–  Titanium barrel nut
–  Black Nitrided wedge system
–  Compatible with any Mil-Spec upper.
–  Includes handguard and comes with wedge system, titanium barrel nut, assembly tools, one M-LOK or KeyMod rail.

Definitely keep an eye on Mega Arms this year. Lots of awesome new products and super high quality as always. 

MegaArms.com
Mega Arms Facebook

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