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ODIN Works B1 Low Profile KeyMod Handstop

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Shortly after SHOT Show 2015 I received a small little box in the mail from ODIN Workswith a really cool little KeyMod handstop inside of it. I was told to wait until they introduced it to post pics of it so I have been waiting. Not sure if there was ever a specific release date on it but I noticed that they were shown in-stock on their website and thought I would share a few pics of mine. 

The B1 Handstop is machined from aluminum but is still lightweight because it is pretty tiny. At first I thought it was going to be too small but once you install it and place your hand on it, it works great. You basically place your Pinky and Ring Finger on the angled portion with  your middle finger against the front of the handstop. Kind of reminds me of a miniature version of the AFG.

ODIN Works B1 KeyMod Handstop 1

I have had mine installed on a Geissele SMR MK4 ever since I received it and really like it. One of the features I like most about it is that it is very small. Being that its made of aluminum, its super solid as well. 

ODIN Works B1 KeyMod Handstop 1ODIN Works B1 KeyMod Handstop 1

The ODIN Works B1 KeyMod Handstop can be purchased for $49 at www.ODINWorks.com. If you’re looking to save a few bucks on it, I noticed you can also get them at www.RainierArms.com.

I held off on posting about PSA’s new EPT for a few reasons. One, the first run sold out extremely fast so I was waiting for it to come back in-stock. Two, the name is a bit misleading as it does not double as an Emergency Pregnancy Test. “Ba Dum Tsh” Okay, so really it was just for the first reason but now that the PSA EPT is back in-stock I figured it was a good time to tell you about it. 

PSA’s EPT starts out as a standard single-stage government-style fire control group. They then finely polish the contact surfaces and then coat the hammer and trigger in a super slick nickel finish. They say the result is “a trigger that is substantially smoother than mil-spec”. It is also a very affordable upgrade at just $39.99.

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I think this would be an interesting product to test up against the ALG Defense QMS and especially the ACT Trigger. ALG Defense Triggers tend to cost a little bit more ($45 for QMS and $65 for ACT) but you can typically find a deal with free shipping etc. While I am always looking for a great deal, I think I would still go with the ALG Defense ACT or QMS triggers knowing that they are tuned by Geissele and I have had great experience with them so far. However, if I were looking for the absolute best price on an upgraded trigger group, I would not hesitate to give the new PSA EPT a try. Check them out at www.PalmettoStateArmory.com.

Shadow Valley Weapons SVCOMP Intro Pricing Ending Soon

Posted on April 22nd, 2015 by ar15news

Shadow Valley Weapons introduced their awesome SVCOMP a little while ago and have been offering it at an introductory price of $75 with Free Shipping. Unfortunately the Intro Pricing time period will be ending this week. You have until Friday (4/24/15) to place your order and get it at the Intro Price.

The SVCOMP is much more than just a compensator for your 5.56 AR-15. It also features a Wire Cutting Channel and a built in S7 Tool Steel Glass Breaker for shattering car windows, etc. Check out the pics and performance videos below. You can order your SVCOMP at www.ShadowValleyWeapons.com.

SVW SVCOMP 1Photo by Crossfire Photography

SVW SVCOMP 1Photo by Crossfire Photography

Get Some!! Bobro LowRider BUIS Are In-Stock and Ready to Ship

Posted on April 20th, 2015 by ar15news

**EDIT:  These are in-stock right now so get ‘em while they’re hot!** 4/20/15 2:00PM EST

I received word over the weekend that the new LowRider BUIS from Bobro Engineering are finally nearing their initial release and should be available for purchase VERY soon…as in THIS week. If you haven’t seen or heard of the LowRider BUIS from Bobro, you’ve got to check these out. 

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 2

The Bobro Engineering LowRider sights are designed from the start to be an extremely low profile set of BUIS for a specific purpose. Many Short Barreled Rifle owners have run into an issue with figuring out how to mount a set of BUIS on the upper and still fit their needed Lights, Lasers and Optics. The idea was to make it so that the Rear Sight was so low profile that there was almost no possible way it could interfere with optics and the Front Sight could easily be mounted under the front arm of the optic mount. This keeps them out of the way, but can still be used in the even the primary optic has a failure. 

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 2

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 2Photo by Chris Tran

The Bobro LowRider sights are so low profile in the stowed position that you almost don’t notice they are even there unless you are looking for them.

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 2

Even though these sights were designed to fill a specific need, they can still be used on a full size rifle in traditional BUIS positions as shown below. The LowRider sights still maintain all of the adjustability of a standard set of BUIS such as Windage and Elevation and lock in place when flipped up. Just press the button on the side to release them and they lay flat.

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 2

Rainier Arms has secured the first 50 available sets and has 40 sets available on www.RainierArms.com at $200 and they will sell 10 sets on www.Revolvr.com at $190. These are in-stock right now so get ‘em while they’re hot!

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All photos unless otherwise listed are courtesy of Tracerx Photography.

**Press Release**

Sidney, Illinois, April 15, 2015:  Smith & Bradley, the maker of tactical and sport watches representing three successful Kickstarter campaigns, has launched its fourth Kickstarter project, The Beacon is a unique outdoor survival box combining waterproof storage for electronics, solar charging, and LED beacon signaling.

The Beacon Outdoor Survival Box 2

Enclosed in a light and rugged, efficiently sized package, the Beacon unleashes the power of solar energy to not only charge, but protect, electronic devices. Further, true to its name, the Beacon comes equipped LED lighting for both emergency situations and casual use as well. These lights are not  after-thought add-on’s, but rather first rate lighting solutions. The entire package is crush-proof, waterproof, submersible, and floats even with an electronic device enclosed.

The Beacon represents a first-of-its-kind combination of charging, solar, lighting, and waterproof technology.  The Beacon allows for storage of two typical mobile phones, contains 3 USB charging ports that can all be used at same time, and  a Polymer lithium ion battery. The battery is charged either by traditional wall socket charging or through the Beacon’s high capacity solar panel on the top of the case.

The Beacon Outdoor Survival Box 1

The Beacon goes beyond a mere gadget, or drugstore charger. It is a tool that is an absolute necessity for anyone who ventures outside of the urban jungle. Further Technical Specifications Include:

–  6 3/4 inches long,4.5 inches wide, 2 inches thick
Weighs 15 ounces empty
–  Fully waterproof and crush proof floating—even with a device
–  Top has 12 White High intensity LED lights;(TESTED visibility up to 1 mile in blinking mode)
Top also has 8 yellow low intensity LED light( To retain night vision)
–  Polymer lithium Ion rechargeable battery fully-recharged in 36 hours via solar panel (10,000mAh rating)
–  Three USB charging ports for phones and tablets.2 ports 5v 1.0A and1 port 5v 2.1A
–  The solar panel and charger insert is removable for use in everyday situations as a solar charger and light

The Beacon Outdoor Survival Box 2

Pledge your support for The Beacon Outdoor Survival Box and view additional pics, details and video at www.KickStarter.com

Patriot Ordnance Factory recently introduced their new Puritan 7.62×39 chambered piston AR. Some might yawn and say “Get an AK” but what makes this exciting is that POF has worked some magic and says it is capable of Sub-MOA accuracy with the right ammo. Don’t worry though, cheap steel case ammo was shooting 1.2 – 1.5 MOA. Do that with your AK!

POF Puritan 762x39 2

I spoke to Jaryd at POF yesterday regarding the new Puritan 7.62×39 rifle and here is what he had to say.

“Our goal was to produce a 1 MOA capable 7.62x39mm rifle and we hit our mark. With the Hornady 123gr SST ammo, we shot multiple rifles with results under 1 MOA, the best group being a .73 (sub ¾ MOA). Now, the rifle functions very well with Wolf and other steel case, low end ammo printing groups of  1.2-1.5 MOA (still nothing to shake a stick at when you consider the average AK-47). This rifle features all the same upgrades as our 5.56 Puritan including a single stage 4.5lb drop in trigger with KNS anti-walk pins, NP3 coated BCG, roller cam pin assembly, 3 position short stroke adjustable gas piston, nitride heat treated barrel and anti-tilt buffer tube. We take no shortcuts.”  –  Jaryd B., POF Inside Sales

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Another cool thing we found out in talking to Jaryd was the MSRP. Usually when you hear the high end name “Patriot Ordnance Factory” you can hear your wallet crying but the POF Puritan 7.62×39 rifle will have an MSRP of just $1,469.99. That is an awesome price considering its a piston-driven 7.62×39 rifle from POF. 

A lot of guys will say they can’t get their home-built 7.62×39 chambered AR’s to function correctly but that just means you haven’t put in the time to figure out what works best. I have a 7.62×39 11″ AR Pistol that runs like a sewing machine and I’m sure POF has done their homework to ensure a great running rifle. 

Whether you’re looking for a great hunting rifle or a rifle that can reliably and accurately put a dent in your stockpile of cheap 7.62×39 ammo, the new POF Puritan rifle is a great place to start your search.

www.POF-USA.com

SMOS ARMS “Sugarpine Mine” 14″ Rails for $100

Posted on April 17th, 2015 by ar15news

SMOS ARMS, one of the best kept secrets of the firearms industry, is located very close to the current standoff between Sugarpine Mine and the BLM (Bureau of Land Management). Sugarpine Mine has been in operation since the 1870’s but recently received a “cease and desist” order from the BLM and many people are expecting this to be similar to the Bundy Ranch showdown. SMOS ARMS is offering the first production run of their new AR Handguard Kits as a limited edition 14 inch “Sugarpine Mine” rail for just $100. All proceeds will go to support the claim owners and the Oath Keepers who have set up camp to help protect the miners. To order a rail, send an email to chris@smosarms.com.

You can follow SMOS ARMS at the following:
SMOSARMS.com

SMOS ARMS Facebook
SMOS ARMS Instagram

SMOS ARMS Sugarpine Mine Rails 2

SMOS ARMS Sugarpine Mine Rails 2

SMOS ARMS Sugarpine Mine Rails 2

SMOS arms is a proud supporter of our constitutional rights. If you are not aware of the Sugarpine mine situation that is currently taking place here in josephine county, please educate yourselves. It will ultimately affect all of us, no matter where you live.

To support the claim owners George Backes, Rick Berclay and their protectors, the Oath keepers. SMOS arms is offering our first production run AR handgaurd kits in a limited supply for a $100.00 bill. 100% of the proceeds will be put forth towards the needs of the claim owners, and the Oath Keepers.

Thank you for your support in this matter.
SMOS arms

Please contact Chris
At chris@smosarms.com

Ballistic Advantage “Barrel of the Week” Deal

Posted on April 16th, 2015 by ar15news

Today Ballistic Advantage started a new promotion where they will feature a barrel each week with a large discount. To start they are offering a 14.5″ 5.56 Government Profile Mid Length barrel with a QPQ finish (same as Black Nitride, Melonite, etc) for just $119.99 each. Purchase details are listed below. Be sure to sign up for their newsletter to get weekly notifications of sales and giveaways. 

Ballistic Advantage Barrel of the week

Today we are kicking off our Barrel of the Week promotion. Take advantage of our best pricing yet!

This week’s Barrel of the Week features our 14.5″ 5.56 Government Profile Mid Modern Series Barrel for only $119.99!

http://ballisticadvantage.com/14-5-inch-556-gov-mid-length-cmv-modern-barrel.html

NEW!! VG6 Precision “CAGE” Blast Diverter

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by ar15news

VG6 Precision has just announced that their new CAGE Device is now shipping to their dealers to fill backorders and should be up on their website very soon. The CAGE is a different take on one of the most popular AR accessories right now…the Blast Diverter. VG6 decided to go a little bit of a different route. Instead of adding a large cone around the muzzle device, which can effect the performance of it, they created a device that disrupts the expanding gas coming out of the sides of their two chamber muzzle devices, greatly reducing the concussion. This is going to be a great middle ground option between a standard brake and a muzzle shroud. Check out the pics below. More information and video available at www.VG6Precision.com.

VG6 CAGE RAW Gamma Epsilon1

Shown here before Black Nitride finish with the EPSILON and GAMMA brakes

 

VG6 CAGE on Epsilon RAW1

Raw finish on EPSILON.

 

VG6 CAGE on Epsilon1

CAGE with Black Nitride Finish on EPSILON

 

VG6 CAGE on GAMMA1

CAGE with Black Nitride Finish on GAMMA

MILSPORT ARMS 80% Lower Receiver Intro Price – $49.95

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by ar15news

Rainier Arms is known for only selling the best of the best products. You won’t find anything other than above average quality items there. When I saw that they were selling the new MILSPORT ARMS 80% 7075-T6 lower receivers I checked with the guys at Rainier Arms and they were really excited to have access to these very high quality lowers. Many people mistake the idea of an 80% lower as “a way to save money” when in reality it has nothing to do with that. It’s all about providing a way for law abiding citizens to exercise their right to build a non-serialized firearm. They are not sold in as high of quantity so they typically cost a bit more. However, Rainier Arms is offering these at an introductory price. Normal MSRP will be $90 but right now they get to offer the first run of them for just $49.95. Details and purchase link are below. I’ve also put a link to what I personally have seen to be the best machining jig on the market that will help you finish any lower in about an hour with just a hand drill and a router with amazing results.

MILSPORT ARMS 80percent Lower 2

MILSPORT ARMS 80percent Lower 2

M.S.R.P $89.95

These 80% AR-15 Lower receivers are forged in the US and are machined to mil-spec tolerances. Build your next custom rifle using a quality machined Milsport lower that are proven and tested.

Features:
–  Radius are machined and blended
–  7075-T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
–  Mil-Spec Precision Machining
–  Flared Magwell
–  Front magwell is textured for grip enhancement
–  No FFL Required
–  Made in the USA

The operations left to be completed are as follows:
–  fire control well
–  trigger pin hole
–  hammer pin
–  trigger hole
–  safety selector hole

This is a not an FFL item. This is not a complete receiver and still requires machining to assemble a working firearm.

The MILSPORT ARMS 80% Lower Receiver can be purchased for a limited time at just $49.95. http://www.rainierarms.com/milsport-ar-15-80-lower-receiver-raw

If you are looking for hands down the best machining jig out there, the Universal EASY JIG from 80 Percent Arms is it! http://www.80percentarms.com/collections/lower-jigs/products/80-ar-15-easy-jig

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