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NEW!! Franklin Armory F-17 L .17 WSM Rifle

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by ar15news

MORGAN HILL, Calif., August. 19, 2014 — Franklin Armory™, maker of quality MSR firearms, announced today that their F 17-L™ chambered .17 Winchester Super Magnum will begin immediate shipment on August 20, 2014.   

Compared to the 5.56 NATO cartridge, the .17 WSM obtains similar velocities with long range accuracy that most varmint hunting and target shooting enthusiasts desire.  The addition of a brand new gas piston system, developed in partnership with Osprey Defense, adds increased reliability and decreases cleaning requirements.  Because the .17 WSM is a rimfire cartridge, it is not classified as an “Assault Rifle” in most states.  In California, the F17-L™ is distributed with a standard magazine release button!  

Franklin Armory F-17 L 1 Franklin Armory F-17 L 1

The Franklin Armory™ F 17-L™ platform is based on a traditional modern sporting rifle with a few key distinctions.  The rifle’s buffer was custom made to match the lighter recoil and shorter stroke length of the .17 WSM.  The patent pending bolt carrier group is based on the original Eugen Stoner design of a rotating locking bolt, but is cut differently to facilitate the custom sized magazine feed lips and the pistol length gas piston system.  The carrier is also notched to have a fully functional forward assist.  The Free float, tripod mountable handguard has provisions for installing a bipod stud and Magpul M-LOK accessories.

FRANKLIN Armory F-17 L Tripod

Specifications:
-  20” Heavy Full Contour with 11 Degree Target Crown and  Recessed Muzzle, 1/9 Inch Twist, Salt Bath Nitride Chamber, Bore, & Finish, and Chambered in .17 WSM
-  Matching Franklin Armory™ Libertas™ Billet Upper and Lower Receiver
-  Fully Functioning Forward Assist
-  Patent Pending Custom Designed 17 WSM Bolt Carrier Group
-  Custom  Osprey Defense Gas Piston System
-  Franklin Armory™ Custom Tuned Trigger
-  TML-12™  Handguard
-  Custom 17 WSM 10 Round Magazine
-  MSRP $1999.99

Every firearm produced at our facility in Morgan Hill, California is made with 100% American made parts & materials!  To learn more about the F17-L™ or to locate a Franklin Armory™ dealer, please visit www.franklinarmory.com

NEW!! Rainier Arms RUC 22 Rifle

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by ar15news

Is it just me or does it seem like most companies that make a .22lr rifle think the rifle has to be made as cheap as possible? Seems like they assume if you’re shooting .22lr ammo you’re gonna want your gun as bare bones as possible. Thankfully my friends at Rainier Arms don’t think that way. They just released their new Rainier Arms RUC 22 rifle and its gotta be one of the nicest .22lr AR’s I’ve seen. They built the RUC 22 with a lot of the same high quality components that you’ll find on their standard RUC including a Rainier Arms RAPTOR charging handle, forged receivers and FORCE KeyMod rail, Battle Arms Development 45 Degree Short Throw Selector, Mission First Tactical stock and grip and a QD end plate. It comes in amazingly light at just under 5 lbs. Plus its available in both standard Black or a custom Concrete Cerakote color. If you’re having a hankering for a high quality .22lr AR, this is definitely the one to own. 

Rainier Arms RUC 22 Rifle 1Rainier Arms RUC 22 Rifle 2Rainier Arms RUC 22 Rifle 3

Rainier Arms RUC™ 22 Black

Introducing our very own .22 LR rifle. Our focus was to develop a .22 LR rifle by utilizing the same highest quality AR compatible components and keeping the rifle true to the foundation of our .223 RUC™ design.

We integrated the same ambidextrous charging handle, the Raptor™, as well as an ambi safety selector set up. It also features our Rainier Arms Force™ Rail 15″.

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

Specs:
-  RA .22 LR 16″ Barrel
-  1/2×28 threads
-  RA Forged flat-top upper receiver minus forward assist
-  RA Force™ Key Mod Rail 15″
-  RA Raptor™ Charging Handle
-  RA Forged Lower
-  Mil-Spec 6 position receiver extension
-  MFT Battlelink™ Minimalist Stock
-  MFT Engage™ Pistol Grip
-  One 25 rd magazine where legal
-  Rifle Weight: 4 lbs 14.9 oz
-  ALG QMS trigger
-  Battle Arms Development – Ambidextrous Safety Selector 45° (BAD-ASS) Standard & Short
-  QD end plate

Rainier Arms RUC 22 Rifle  -  Black

Rainier Arms RUC 22 Rifle  -  Concrete

TacStrike Drop Steel Swinger On Sale This Week

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by ar15news

There’s nothing quite like shooting steel targets and hearing that audible “ping” when you hit it. One of the coolest targets I shoot on a regular basis is the Drop Steel Swinger steel target I bought from TacStrike awhile back. Its basically a crossbar with 2×2 inch pocket at each end and 5×5 inch steel plate that is suspended from the crossbar. As you shoot it the steel target swings back and forth which adds an interesting dimension to it. I got an email blast from TacStrike the other day letting me know the Drop Steel Swinger was this weeks sale item and is on sale for just $50. That’s 33% cheaper than what I paid for mine which is a really nice discount. You can also pick up an Arched Frame Target Carrier Base (shown in the pictures below) on sale for just $25 while you’re at it. 

TacStrike Drop Steel Swinger – On sale for just $50

TacStrike Arched Frame Carrier – On sale for just $25

TacStrike Drop Steel Swinger Sale 1

TacStrike Drop Steel Swinger Sale 1

Sneak Peek!! CMT Tactical Left Side Eject Billet Upper

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by ar15news

CMT Tactical has really been cranking out new products lately and I don’t think they have any plans to slow down. Here’s a little sneak peek at a project they are working on right now. CMT Tactical just prototyped their first Lefty version of their awesome billet UPUR upper. The best part is it doesn’t look like an afterthought like most left hand eject uppers. It features a forward assist and shell deflector on the left hand as well making it a true left hand setup. Not to mention it has the usual CMT Tactical sexy lines.

CMT Tactical UPUR Lefty AR-15 Upper 2 copy

CMT Tactical UPUR Lefty AR-15 Upper 2 copy

As of right now its just a prototype and no availability timeframe was mentioned. I’m sure if there is enough interest and demand for this new Lefty upper, CMT Tactical will make it happen. Be sure to stop on over at the CMT Tactical Facebook page and let them know if you want them to make this Southpaw Dream a reality. You can also take a look at www.CMTTactical.com to check out their full line of billet lowers and uppers. 

PSA “PMags and a Bag” Deal is Back

Posted on August 16th, 2014 by ar15news

This is a deal that comes around every once in a while from Palmetto State Armory and its such a good deal that I always make sure to tell you guys about it. Right now, PSA has their “PMags and a Bag” deal going on which includes 6 PMAGs and a 36″ PSA Single Rifle Case all for just $89.95. They’ve updated the deal to include Gen M3 PMAGs so you’re getting the best of the best. The Gen M3 PMAGs usually sell for $15 each as it is so when you add it all up you are getting a FREE PSA Rifle Case when you purchase this deal. If this is the deal you’ve been looking for, head on over to PalmettoStateArmory.com and Get You Some before they’re all gone!

PSA Mags and a Bag Deal High Res PMAG

NEW!! Fortis RED 7.62 Muzzle Brake

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by ar15news

The original RED Comp from Fortis Manufacturing just found out it now has a bigger brother. Fortis announced the release of their new RED 7.62 Brake the other day. Its a 2 chambered brake that matches up perfectly to their .308 Switch rail and is being offered in both a Stainless Steel finish and a Black Nitride finish. I actually just got one of these yesterday and it looks pretty sweet, haven’t shot it yet but definitely looking forward to soon. If you have a .308, 300BLK, 6.8 SPC or any other rifle with 5/8×24 threads on the end of the barrel you might want to check out the new RED 7.62 Brake.  Details and pics below.

Fortis RED 762 Brake Stainless

Fortis RED 762 Brake Black

Our new Rapid Engagement Device, or better known as the Fortis RED™, is a brake that stays true to our brand.  We wanted to develop, engineer, and design a military grade accessory that not only functions great, but looks great also.  Tested and evaluated by people in the military and law enforcement community – then put to the test by members of the 3 gun community, we came up with this design.  Tested under harsh full auto conditions, the RED™ doesn’t disappoint.

Keep your speed and accuracy up.  Put more down range and on target.  Try out the Fortis RED™ and let us know what you think!

Features:
-  303 Stainless Steel
-  Nitride coated is 4140 Steel
-  For the .308 / 7.62
-  5/8 x 24 TPI
-  3.8 ounces
-  2.75 inches
-  Comes with a crush washer
-  Made in America Small Made in USA flag

The Fortis Mfg RED 7.62 Brake is available for purchase now at www.FortisMfg.com.

Primary Arms Adds a New 2.5x and 4x Optic To Their Lineup

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by ar15news

Primary Arms has always been known for importing some very affordable optics that way outperformed what you would expect from an optic in that price range. They’re constantly adding new optics to their lineup and lately these new ones are more a bit higher end and have included some awesome custom reticles with Bullet Drop Compensators, etc in them. A couple of my buddies have been shooting the new PAC2.5X and PAC4X scopes and have been very pleased with them. Both optics were designed for the AR-15 platform with the PAC2.5X as more of a close to mid range optic and the PAC4X as a more all purpose optic. I’ve put information, pictures and links for both optics below. 

PRIMARY ARMS PAC2.5X
Designed from the ground up to be the ideal AR CQB and mid range optic. The Primary Arms 2.5X Compact Scope features an etched version of our Patent Pending CQB ACSS bullet drop ranging reticle that requires no illumination. Battery powered daylight visible illumination is also built in. Waterproof, fog resistant. Mount included but also fits on industry standard full size ACOG mounts! Base can be removed for use on AR15/M16 carry handles. Front and rear flip up caps included! Optional Picatinny rail and Kill Flash are available for purchase.

Primary Arms PAC2.5X Optic 620

Primary Arms PAC2.5X ACSS CQB Reticle

http://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_2_5X_Compact_Scope_PAC2_5X_p/pac2.5x.htm

-  Comes complete with mount
-  Designed for .223/5.56; .308; 5.45X39 Calibers
-  Magnification: 2.5X
-  FOV 35′ at 100 yards
-  Etched reticle requires no illumination but red fully Illuminated daylight visible reticle is also built in
-  Waterproof/Fog resistant
-  Eye relief 2.5″
-  .5 MOA windage and elevation adjustments
-  4.75″ long 15.5oz
-  Multi-coated lens
-  Fits in any full size Acog mount
-  Uses single CR2032 battery (Included)
-  Base can be removed for use on a AR15/M16 carry handle (Thumb screw sold separately)
-  Front and rear flip up caps included!
-  Top rail sold separately.
-  One year manufacturer warranty

PRIMARY ARMS PAC4X
Designed from the ground up for use on AR style rifles. The Primary Arms 4X Compact Prism Scope with our Patened ACSS Reticle “Advanced Combined Sighting System” combining Bullet Drop Compensation, Range Estimation, Wind and Leads in one easy to use system. . Waterproof, fog resistant and also fits on ACOG mounts! Base can be removed for use on AR15/M16 carry handles. Front and rear flip up caps included!

Primary Arms PAC4X Optic 620

Primary Arms PAC4X ACSS Reticle

https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_4X_Compact_Prism_Scope_p/pac4x.htm

-  Comes complete with mount
-  FOV 23.6′ at 100 yards
-  Compatible with .223/5.56 5.45×39 .308
-  Red fully illuminated reticle (Daylight Visible)
-  11 brightness settings
-  Waterproof
-  Fog resistant
-  Eye relief 3.2″
-  1/2 MOA windage and elevation adjustments
-  Length: 5.55″
-  Weight: 16.2 oz.
-  Multi-coated lens
-  Fits on Acog mounts
-  Picatinny rail included
-  Uses one CR2032 battery (Included)
-  Front and rear flip up caps included
-  Base can be removed for use on a AR15/M16 carry handle (Thumb screw sold separately)
-  Optional kill flash is sold separately
-  One year warranty

Basically, if you’re looking for a new optic for your AR on a budget, Primary Arms continues to be the place to look. The PAC2.5x and PAC4x represent just two of the optics in their large lineup and could be just what you’re looking for. For constant updates and info on new reticles and optics that Primary Arms is working on, be sure to follow Primary Arms on Facebook.

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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!! Lone Wolf G9 Glock Compatible Pistol Lowers and Upper

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by ar15news

Recently I’ve been seriously looking to do an AR Pistol in an actual “Pistol” caliber. As I started looking into it I ran across the Lone Wold Distributors G9 Carbine. The G9 Carbine is a 16″ 9mm AR that accepts Glock magazines which immediately peaked my interest since that is what I carry/shoot the most and I have plenty of 9mm ammo stored up. However, I was really wanting to do something more along the lines of an AR Pistol so I basically stopped right there. Thankfully I am on their email blast because they sent out a notice that they are now offering their G9 Lower in a couple of different AR Pistol variants as well as a new 10.5″ Upper. 

For the G9 AR Pistol Lower, Lone Wolf Distributors are offering you two different configurations. You get to take your pick between a standard AR Pistol Buffer Tube or the awesome KAK Industry Super Sig Tube. Both of these tubes will accommodate the Sig Sauer SB15 Arm Brace so they also offer the SB15 as an upgrade. The cool part is the G9 lower will work with Glock 9mm, .357SIG, or .40S&W mags letting you choose what caliber you want to build your upper in.

Lone Wolf Distributors G9 AR Pistol 1

To go along with their new G9 AR Pistol Lowers, Lone Wolf Distributors added a 10.5″ Complete 9mm AR Upper to their lineup. This upper basically comes ready to rock and roll. You just need to add a set of sights or an optic and feed it some ammo!  

Lone Wolf Distributors G9 AR Pistol 1

Add these two awesome parts together and you’ve got one sweet looking 9mm AR Pistol. 

Lone Wolf Distributors G9 AR Pistol 1

Now that Lone Wold Distributors is offering the G9 as an AR Pistol, this is probably the way I will go when I do it. I love the fact that I would be able to use my Glock mags with the G9 9mm AR Pistol. If you’re in the market for an AR Pistol and want to do something a bit different than the rest of your friends or just simply want a “Pistol” caliber AR Pistol like me, the G9 is definitely something to take a strong look at. 

Check out these components now at www.LoneWolfDist.com.

NEW!! Rainier Arms Enhanced Ambi Accessories Combo Kit

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by ar15news

I swear I had absolutely nothing to do with picking the components of the new Enhanced Ambi Accessories Combo Kit from Rainier Arms, but if you looked at some of my rifles you probably wouldn’t believe me. The components that make up this kit are some of the most popular accessories for AR-15 builds and not just because they are cool, these are high quality upgrades. The kit includes three accessories that I would say are absolutely the best in their field, the Rainier Arms RAPTOR ambi charging handle, the Battle Arms Development BAD-ASS ambi selector and the Norgon Ambi Catch magazine release. It also includes the Seekins Precision Enhanced Bolt Catch and Billet Mag Release. Instead of buying all of these accessories separately, you can purchase them all together and save yourself about $40 over the usual price. Check it out now at www.RainierArms.com.

Rainier Arms Ambi Accessory Kit

Rainier Arms Custom:
Introducing our Rainier Arms Enhanced Ambi Accessories Combo Kit. We have combined our Rainier Arms Raptor™, Norgon Ambi-Catch™, Battle Arms Development Ambidextrous Safety Selector, Seekins Precision Mag Release Button, and Seekins Precision Enhanced Bolt Catch.

Normal Registered total price $258.99 You will save 15% by purchasing the package!

Rainier Arms Raptor™ Ambi Charging Handle
Rainier Arms Raptor ambidextrous charging handle by AXTS. The Raptor is truly revolutionary in design & function. From rapid palm “blading” or finger thumb charges of the weapon, the motion is fluid & fast from either strong or support side. Made in the USA from aircraft grade 7075 aluminum and milspec anodized. Designed for AR15-556

Norgon Ambi Catch
The AMBI-CATCH(tm) is a patented “drop-in” replacement of the original magazine catch for M16A2 Rifles, M4 Carbines and other firearms that use an M16 type magazine. Our improved magazine catch eliminates magazine retention problems that are caused by the “issue” magazine catch. When installed, the Ambi-Catch(tm) also gives both right and left-handed shooters the flexibility to choose from several different magazine release methods.

Battle Arms Development – Ambi Safety Selector
Battle Arms Development – Ambidextrous Safety Selector (BAD-ASS) for the AR15 Style Rifles and the ArmaLite, Inc.’s AR10® (Semi Auto). The Levers are detachable and interchangeable on both sides for maximum flexibility and user preference. The BAD-ASS is a must have for the “South Paw” and Ambidextrous Shooters!

Seekins Precision Billet Mag Release
Seekins Precision’s Billet Mag Button is a drop in replacement for use with any Mil-Spec lower receiver. Seekins Precision’s mag button features their diamond texture for positive engagement and superior looks.

Seekins Precision Enhanced Bolt Catch
Seekins Precision enhanced bolt release button for AR15 / M16 family of weapons. A larger, textured lever for quicker deployment.

HK MR556A1-SD Rifle and Suppressor Available at Rainier Arms

Posted on August 11th, 2014 by ar15news

Heckler & Koch (HK) and Operator Suppressor Systems Inc. (OSS) have teamed up to bring the ultimate complete package to market. Their pairing has birthed the HK MR556A1-SD, which is a package combination of the amazing HK MR556A1 rifle, the new HK MRS KeyMod rail and the new OSS Suppressor giving you the already proven quality and reliability of the HK MR556A1 rifle with a more comfortable, usable design. This could quite possibly be the coolest thing I’ve seen all year.

HK MR556A1-SD : OSS Suppressor 2 HK MR556A1-SD : OSS Suppressor 2

The new HK suppressed MR556A1-SD is equipped with a cutting edge next generation of suppressor technology from Operators Suppressor Systems Inc. (OSS). It is coupled with HK’s unique new Modular Rail System (MRS) to provide the shooter with a high performance integrated weapon system.

The modular rail system (MRS) for the MR556-SD allows the shooter to place individual rail components and accessories anywhere along the length of the seven free sides of the forearm using the slotted interface. HK has been working with OSS to develop the next generation of advanced suppressors for the HK MR series of rifles and carbines.

These suppressors are comprised of two modules, a Back Pressure Regulator (BPR) and a Signature Reduction Module (SRM)™. The BPR1425™ on the MR556A1-SD captures and controls expanding gases instead of simply trapping the gas with baffles. To further reduce the sound signature of the MR556 and eliminate flash, the OSS SRM4 module can be added to the end of the BPR1425.

HK MR556A1-SD : OSS Suppressor 2HK MR556A1-SD : OSS Suppressor 2

Important Features of the MR556A1-SD MODULAR RAIL SYSTEM (MRS)

  • Repeatable rail segment mounting in any position along the 14 inch forearm (9 inch MRS also available)
  • Self-captured rail segment hardware
  • Two integrated Quick Detachable (QD) sling attachment points just forward of the receiver
  • Optional positionable QD mount attachment
  • Octagon profile allows the OSS suppressor to be installed/removed with the rail in place
  • MRS provides more comfort to the shooter’s support hand

OSS SUPPRESSOR

Typical 18 dB reduction with the BPR module installed without SRM Less than an inch of increased weapon length with just the BPR Eliminates up to 95% of the back pressure created by traditional suppressors Attenuates the noise signature without adversely affecting the operating system Redirection of expanding gas within the BPR reduces felt recoil and muzzle rise Greatly reduces weapon fouling Little increase in bolt speed Reduces component wear and overheating common to legacy suppressor designs Reduction in back pressure greatly diminishes toxic gases expelled back at the shooter Better weapon balance with over the barrel mounting of the BPR module Typical sound reductions measured at the shooter’s ear with the BPR and SRM4 installed <139 dB Components are designed to self-tighten during firing to prevent loosening Little to no impact shift transitioning from just BPR to BPR and SRM Typical MRTF (mean rounds to failure) 8000 rounds, semi-automatic Internal parts on both the BPR and SRM can be replaced

The HK MR556A1-SD gives the shooter the same outstanding MR rifle performance with the added benefit of more ergonomic handling and noise comfort of the new MRS rail system and OSS advanced sound suppression.

HK MR556A1-SD : OSS Suppressor 1

Obviously with a suppressor being part of the HK MR556A1-SD package you will have to wait a number of months before your paperwork comes back from the ATF, so the earlier you get in on this the better. Right now Rainier Arms has Serial Numbers on hand for Form 3 Transfers and is one of the only places you can order this kit right now. Check it out at www.RainierArms.com

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