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Cross Machine Tool is running a great End of Year Special on their UHP15PDW billet lower receivers. If you order the Patented UHP15PDW Integrated stock/lower receiver by 12/31/17 and get a free UPUR-1 billet upper receiver as well. The UHP15PDW Lower receiver features the Integration of a Patented Monolithic adjustable PDW type stock system that is 1.75″ shorter length of pull (LOP) than a standard mil spec carbine stock when in the collapsed position. It also features an Ambi Bolt release & Ambi Mag Release.

Cross Machine Tool End of Year Special

The Cross Machine Tool End of Year Special is happening now. You can head on over to www.CMTTAC.com to order your UHP15PDW Lower Receiver and receive a UPUR-1 billet upper. 

If you’re not in your “RIGHT” mind and want to build a LEFT hand eject, Rainier Arms is participating in this sale as well and will let you choose between a right hand or left hand eject CMT upper. www.RainierArms.com

Out of all of the AR receivers out there the Sharps Bros receivers are by far the most unique of them all. The original Hellbreaker model broke the internet and became a huge success which ultimately paved way for the Warthog and The Jack lowers. This last week Sharps Bros announced they are releasing the new Gen2 versions of all 3 lower receivers.

The Gen2 versions will all include an updated design, threaded bolt catch pin, lighter weight and lower cost. The Hellbreaker and Warthog models also received some cool magwell cutouts that highlight their respective designs better.

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These new Sharps Bros Gen2 receivers are available now with a special pre-order price at www.RainierArms.com with an estimated shipping time of December 2017. You can also visit SharpsBros.com for more details!

Here’s a great video showing the Sharps Bros facility and what goes on behind the scenes to create the Sharps Bros products.

LanTac USA started teasing pics of their much anticipated Black Nitride version of the E-BCG a couple of weeks ago and we just learned that both the standard E-BCG (5.56) and E-BCG Heavy (7.62) are now officially available with a Black Nitride finish. As I’ve stated before, this is how you make the best BCG on the market even better. I prefer Black Nitride over NiB because Black Nitride is not a coating, it is a surface treatment that changes the surface of the metal so it can’t flake off. Obviously when NiB is done right like on the standard LanTac E-BCGs it won’t flake off either but I’ve seen NiB BCGs from other companies that have. Black Nitride also has excellent anti-corrosion properties as well as being just as slick as NiB. On top of all of that…it isn’t bright silver, it’s black and looks awesome. Many companies are going away from Chrome Lined barrels and doing Black Nitride (also called QPQ or Melonite) finishes on the inside and out of the barrel. Its just freaking good stuff.  

Lantac E-BCG Black Nitride

The new LanTac USA Black Nitride E-BCG and E-BCG Heavy are available on pre-order right now and will start shipping next week. These will sell out fast so don’t miss your opportunity to snag one. You can find them at www.LanTac-USA.com.

LANTAC is on a roll! Not too long ago, LANTAC introduced a Dragon muzzle brake variant that included the GEMTECH QD Lugs. Now they have officially introduced a collaboration with SilencerCo that is a LANTAC Dragon muzzle brake with an integrated ASR Quick Mount System. The fact that LANTAC is working with Suppressor manufacturers to make muzzle brakes that are compatible with their popular suppressors is awesome. It means you can continue to use one of the best muzzle brakes on the market instead of being locked into using whatever the suppressor manufacturer gives you. Check out the information and pictures below.

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LANTAC DGN556B-ASR™ Dragon® Advanced Muzzle Brake with SilencerCo™ ASR Quick Mount Suppressor Adapter. The DGN556B-ASR™ is precision machined, hardened to 48Rc and nitride finished for enhanced corrosion resistance. It features our patented gas handling system that reduces muzzle rise and recoil to zero, meaning that the only recoil felt by the shooter is from the movement of the carrier and buffer within the buffer tube. Its unique Short Energy Pulse system reduces length of recoil so that repeating shot energy cannot overlap and knock the shooter off target. Full auto fire is possible with massively reduced recoil and muzzle climb, meaning that all shots fall on target. With the addition of the SilencerCo ASR quick mount system it is now possible to mount the SilencerCo Saker, Omega Suppressors and the Blast Shield.

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The DGN556B-ASR™ Brake/ Mount is threaded 1/2-28UNEF and is designed to be used with 5.56/.223 Caliber ammunition only.

Comes with appropriate shim set for timimg the brake / mount. X2 .34mm, X3 .22mm, X3 .11mm, X4 .075mm & x1 2mm Washer.

https://www.lantac-usa.com/product-page/dragon-silencerco-asr-quick-mount-muzzle-brake-223-556

If you’ve ever owned a Pistol Caliber AR you know very well that fine tuning them is all about the buffer system as most Pistol Caliber ARs are blowback so there is no gas block or gas tube at all to adjust. However, fine tuning them is a must. I was absolutely surprised by the amount of felt recoil the first time I shot my 9mm PCC. Pistol Caliber Carbines are known for breaking a Bolt Catch and increasing internal wear if you don’t figure out how to slow down the Bolt. Most people end up guessing and buying a heavy buffer of any number of ounces or will buy a number of them and try them all (that’s what I did LoL). Quarter Circle 10, the industry leader and standard for Pistol Caliber ARs, has just introduced their new Adjustable Pistol Buffer Assembly which looks like a real winner.

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Adjustable Blowback Buffer Assembly for use with most pistol caliber carbines, suppressed or unsuppressed, including 9MM, .40 S&W and .45ACP. Quick change weight management allows use with multiple configurations.

Package Includes: 4 aluminum weights, 4 steel weights, 4 tungsten weights, 4 rubber spacers, buffer body and allen wrench.

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  • 8620 Steel construction and QPQ nitrite finish for maximum wear and durability
  • Easy user adjustability from 5-11oz with included Aluminum, Steel, and Tungsten weights
  • Threaded retaining pin and included allen key eliminates need for hammer and punch
  • Extended length for increased bolt catch life (no spacer necessary)
  • Drop-in installation
  • For use in carbine length buffer tubes
  • Ideal for tuning your Pistol caliber AR for the best function, felt recoil, and sound suppression

 ***For pistol caliber blow back builds only

Whether you’re planning a new Pistol Caliber Carbine build or wanting to fine tune your existing PCC, this might be a great answer to the perfect running gun. Check them out at www.RainierArms.com.

Phase 5 WSI just introduced a new Mini Hand Stop. The new Mini Hand Stop comes in an MLOK model and a Direct Thread model. The direct thread model works with the Phase 5 LPSN handguards or any rail that has #10-32 tpi threaded holes that are 1.576 in. apart (such as the Centurion Arms CMR or KAC URX3.1, etc). Each model is available in Grey, Black or Red.

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The new Phase 5 WSI Mini Hand Stops are available now. Direct Thread models are just $25 and MLOK models are $35.

If you’re a Rainier Arms fan like myself you can purchase the MLOK version here: https://www.rainierarms.com

Phase 5 WSI also has both Direct Thread and MLOK versions here: https://phase5wsi.com

If you’re a fan of fixed sights on your AR, you’re going to want to check these out!! It’s been a while since Centurion Arms did a run of their super popular C4 Diopter Sights. The C4 Diopter Sights basically take the look and feel of HK Iron Sights and adapt them for use on an AR-15 with a standard flat top upper receiver. 

“Centurion Arms is reintroducing a set of “diopter” style iron sights for use with AR-15 or M4 flat top receivers. The sights are designed to the correct ergonomic height for the standard AR-15/M4 flat top receivers in any of the popular calibers including (5.56, 300BLK, 9mm ect) for the proper feel and rapid sight acquisition.”

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“The rear drum has four different apertures, allowing the shooter to rapidly adjust for different light conditions. It uses a standard HK type adjustment tool for windage and elevation.”

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“The front sight mounts to any commonly available same plane rail style hand guard that is the industry standard. It uses a standard fixed blade which can be replaced with the tritium front sight blade commonly sold for the HK91/94/93/ and MP5’s.”

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“Both front and rear sights are also compatible with any standard AR-15/M4 sights, including any standard height back up iron sights or the detachable carry handle rear sights. This offers the shooter maximum sight options. The Centurion Arms sights also take up a minimal amount of rail space leaving plenty of room to be used as back up iron sights in conjunction with Aimpoint, EOTech and most other readily available red dot sights.”

Centurion Arms C4 Diopter SightsPhoto by Stickman

“The front and rear sight set retails for $225.00. For more information, please contact Centurion Arms at www.centurionarms.com, sales@centurionarms.net

The original Battle Arms Development Enhanced Bolt Catch, also known as the BAD-EBC, is a very popular aftermarket option for upgrading the Bolt Catch on an AR-15. Being that it was made from 8620 billet steel it also came with a $42 price tag. Battle Arms Development wanted to make a more affordable version of this popular item so they created the new BAD-EBC-IC. The “IC” stands for Investment Cast which is a much more budget conscious way of producing the Enhanced Bolt Catch.

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Battle Arms Development’s latest, cost friendly Enhanced Bolt Catch, from 8620 Heat Treated Investment Cast Steel, is a must have upgrade that is simple to install and improves the functionality of any Mil-Spec compatible AR-15 / M16 / M4 lower receiver.

Enhanced Control Surfaces, Better Ergonomics, Lightweight Engineering, 8620 Heat Treated Investment Cast Steel and Versatile Modular Design for Future Add-On Product(s).

Specs:
– 8620 Heat Treated Investment Cast Steel
– Oversize Control Surfaces for Easy Engagement
– Lightweight but Robust Design 0.39oz (MilSpec Bolt Catch – approx 0.42oz)
– Raised “T-Shaped” Heel Provides Positive and Distinctive Control Surface for Bolt Lock Back
– Compatible with Norgon Ambi-Catch Without Interference
– Elegant Tapered Control Surface and Skeletonized Design
– Bold Horizontal and Diagonal Serrations Provides Positive Purchase
– Versatile, Modular Design for Future Add-On Product(s)>
– Black Oxide Finish

The new Investment Cast model of the BAD-EBC is now available and at a cost of just $15 its going to be a hard option to beat. Whether you’re just looking for an upgrade that looks good or a very functional upgrade that doesn’t break the bank, the BAD-EBC-IC is a great option to look into.

www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com

A good majority of 300BLK ARs are build as either an SBR or AR Pistol and a good majority of those builds are also purpose built to be run suppressed so its safe to say they get their fair share of abuse. KAK Industry just introduced their new Cold Hammer Forged 300BLK barrels or as they call them “The Ultimate 300BLK Barrels”. The new CHF 300BLK barrels are all 41V50 Steel with Concentric Threads for perfect suppressor alignment, Melonite Finish inside and out, Pistol Length Gas and available in your choice of 8″ or 9″ lengths. And at just $180 it’s hard to beat!

KAK Industry 300BLK CHF Barrel

The ultimate 300 blackout barrel!
– COLD HAMMER FORGED!
– 41V50!
– 1:7 5R!
– 9 INCH OR 8 INCH MR BLOND PROFILE!
– THREADED CONCENTRIC FOR YOUR CAN!
– MELONITE TREATED INSIDE AND OUT!

8″ 300BLK CHF Barrel
9″ 300BLK CHF Barrel

After quite a long time out of stock, Ballistic Advantage 5.45×39 barrels are finally back in stock. 5.45×39 is the ammo that you usually shoot out of an AK-74 and for a long time was some of the cheapest centerfire rifle ammo around. If you’re like me you stocked up on it when you could and now need a good barrel to shoot it all. The Ballistic Advantage 5.45×39 barrels are some of the nicest you’ll find anywhere, are very accurate and are machined from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium steel with a QPQ Corrosion Resistant Finish. Ballistic Advantage also includes a WOLF Extra Power Hammer Spring to ensure proper function. They also have 5.45×39 Bolts available for pre-order as well.

Ballistic Advantage 5.45x39 Barrels InStock

I have built a few 5.45×39 uppers including one with a BA barrel and I love it. Head on over to www.BallisticAdvantage.com now to snag a few of these barrels while they last. You won’t be disappointed. 

**Press Release**

Designed to teach the thumbs forward grip, XTech Tactical releases the PTG (Pistol Training Gloves)

XTECH Tactical PTG Pistol Training Gloves

Mesa, AZ- XTech Tactical, makers of the adjustable angle ATG AR Grip and their VP9 & P30 magazines and extensions announced today the release of their PTG (Pistol Training Gloves). The patent pending gloves use hook and loop to reinforce the “thumbs forward grip”.  

Check out this quick video!

The Pistol Training Glove, or PTG from XTech Tactical teaches & reinforces the “thumbs forward” grip technique used by military, law enforcement, and professional shooters. With its grip interlock technology, the PTG’s hook and loop fasteners engage only when your hands are in the correct position.  The use of this training tool will develop habits and muscle memory that build shooting skills and confidence.

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The gloves are breathable, comfortable and made from high end materials. They come in a full range of sizes ranging from XS-L to meet almost any trainee’s needs. The gloves are fully ambidextrous and address a problem we can all relate to. When introducing a beginner pistol shooter to the thumbs forward grip it is often quickly forgotten. And without the instructor by the trainee’s side and prior to muscle memory being established, the trainee becomes unsure of themselves.  Also, in a training environment when handling a live weapon for the first time the trainee often forgets the grip and the instructor is forced to correct them, which often requires physical contact.  This can create a dangerous situation but at a minimum affects the confidence of the trainee.  With the gloves, you will find the grip will no longer need to be a major focus of training and they assist in building confidence and a more enjoyable experience!

XTECH Tactical PTG Pistol Training Gloves

The gloves are simple to use and are an excellent tool in your range bag no matter if you are a beginner, instructor, or just act as a 2nd Amendment Ambassador and introducing others to shooting pistols!

MSRP is $34.95. They can be purchased at www.xtechtactical.com. Dealer pricing, and special NRA instructor pricing is available.  Dealer and Instructor inquiries please contact jeremy@xtechtactical.com