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NEW!! Strike Industries QD AR-15 Dust Cover

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by ar15news

In the 4 years I’ve been writing about new AR-15 parts I don’t think I’ve written about a new Dust Cover more than one or two times. For the most part they just aren’t news worthy. One of the things that most AR builders will tell you is that the dust cover is kind of a annoying to install. Strike Industries has just introduced a new polymer QD AR-15 Dust Cover that is super simple to install, has a double seal to keep dirt and dust out of the receiver and comes in different designs as well. From the pictures I’ve seen there is a plain version, one with an American Flag (probably should reverse the stars to be heading into battle) and one with lines cut out, all being offered in Black and FDE. Some of them say “MULTICAL” as well. I would like to see them offer an option for 5.56 NATO, 300BLK, 5.45×39, 6.5, 6.8SPCII, etc. According to their Facebook page they are just waiting for packaging to come in and then these will be available for sale. Keep an eye on the Strike Industries Facebook page and StrikeIndustries.com for availability.

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Strike Industries UDC (Ultimate Dust Cover) QD Dust Cover

1. True and double seal. Prevent dust go into your AR chamber. (Traditional dust cover has gaps.)
2. Quick install (10 sec) and uninstall (5 sec).
3. Engravable material

Damage Industries – Tax Relief Sale

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by ar15news

Damage Industries is doing it again with a huge sale on their AR-15 parts categories. For a limited time only, use the code “RELIEF27” to save 27% off all parts under the “AR15/M16 Products” category. This is seriously one of those times you should stock up on some great mil spec parts for current and future builds. Head on over to www.DamageIndustriesLLC.com and select from the sub categories under the AR15/M15 Products category at the top left of your screen. 

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Take some pressure off tax season with this coupon code for 27% off our AR-15 product categories.

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Shellback Tactical Partners with Mountain Defense Group

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by ar15news

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Big News coming from Shellback Tactical. Shellback Tactical started in Southern California and is best known for its Banshee line of products. Shellback Tactical’s roots are Law Enforcement based with its founder Michael Wratten spending 18 years of service as a police officer in Southern California.  Michael recently retired from a career in Law Enforcement but will still continue his close ties and connections across the Law Enforcement community to continue evolving with cutting edge Law Enforcement products, and military gear. Michael will also now be full time at the helm as President and CEO of Shellback Tactical.

Shellback Tactical a Tennessee based manufacturer of USA Made, Berry Amendment compliant tactical nylon gear has formed a new partnership with Mountain Defense Group and is now Shellback Tactical LLC. With this new Venture Shellback Tactical is an independent company and is poised for growth. Shellback Tactical now has its own state of the art 65,000 square foot manufacturing, quality control and design facility in Tennessee. Its distribution facility is located in Indiana.

With this exciting partnership with Mountain Defense Group (MDG) you can expect to see the Shellback Tactical line of nylon products to expand greatly over the next year. In addition to this Shellback Tactical will be expanding its product offerings to include more soft armor, hard armor, specialty nylon products boots, knives and many  other key products to outfit the LE/Mil operator from head to toe.  Shellback Tactical will continue its Lifetime Guaranty on all nylon products and continue its long standing important tradition of products made in the USA. You can also expect to hear more from Mountain Defense Group.

With the new changes, Shellback Tactical has implemented their own Direct Dealer Network. We know the growth and success Shellback Tactical has come to see is through the partnerships that we have formed with our great dealers and loyal customer base. We thank you for that. Dealers can expect value, high quality, and an easier more streamlined dealer program and process to fulfill your needs.

Many of our customers are familiar with Julie K. formerly from TAG.  We are excited to have Julie on board with us as Shellback Tacticals Director of Dealers Relations. She will make this process very easy for you. Our New dealer program is in place and ready. If you a current dealer of Shellback Tactical products or are interested in becoming a dealer of Shellback products. Contact Julie K. at (619) 253-6612 or julie@shellbacktactical.com. For all dealer, unit, and agency purchase orders we are ready to source and fill all your operational needs. PO’s can be sent to customerservice@shellbacktactical.com or contact Shellback Tactical at our new dedicated Toll Free number (844) 427-2478.

Going direct and getting set up with Shellback Tactical for the product line is now the only authorized official way to obtain Shellback Tactical products as a dealer or distributor.

Shellback Tactical is “Operator Evolved Gear”

Sneak Peek!! Battle Arms Development Sub-4-Pound AR-15

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by ar15news

Most lightweight AR’s out there weigh somewhere around 6 pounds. Its very rare you see anyone that is able to get them much lower than that. The guys at Battle Arms Development took that challenge and have come up with an AR that weighs less than 4 pounds. A feat like that can’t be achieved easily. It requires redesigning as many components as possible. “Selector, EPS, grip screw, etc., have been redesigned and/or made in light weight material without compromise in strength, and still retain their Battle Arms invented extra features. These LW components are not piecemeal solutions but parts of a sub 4Lb AR.” As you can see in the image below they even shaved off most of the top rail section leaving just enough to mount pretty much any red dot. This rifle will be called the O.I.P. which stands for Ounce Is Pounds. No pricing just yet as many of the custom components are still being finalized. We’ll bring you more information regarding this new rifle as soon as additional details are available. Until then, head on over and click LIKE on the Battle Arms Development Facebook page

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For about a year now, Battle Arms Development have been working behind the scenes on a secret lightweight rifle project (under 4lbs!) that is well balanced in conjunction with the master armorers at Bentwood Gunsmithing. Here is a picture of the early, hand built, proof of concept prototype (using forged upper/lower) for our loyal fans! 

The production rifle will be made from a beautifully designed and crafted billet upper & lower plus many custom made lightweight components from BAD, Inc. in aluminum, titanium, etc! 

500 Lumen INFORCE WMLx – Initial Thoughts

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by ar15news

The other day I got a nice surprise box in the mail. In the box was the new INFORCE WMLx which is the 500 lumen variant of the very popular INFORCE WML. I personally own plenty of the standard WML’s so the new WMLx won’t take much getting use to as it really isn’t much different. As you can see in the picture below the WMLx is not much bigger than its predecessor. It is a bit longer just to accommodate for the extra CR123 battery and slightly larger head to help power the additional lumens. It still only weighs just 4 ounces with the batteries and has a run time of 2 hours.

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The built in 1913 mounting clamp works exactly the same way on both lights as well as the lockout bar. Both of the lights pictured above have a lever on the side. That lever on the standard WML changes the output from White Light to IR Light. I assumed this was the same on the WMLx and expected to see the little red IR emitters glowing inside. Instead I totally blinded myself and realized that the lever on the WMLx changes the activation switch from multifunction to momentary only. This is one feature that I didn’t know about but really like. On one setting you have High, Momentary, Strobe and Off. With the lever flipped the other way you have Momentary ONLY. The Momentary Only setting is great for times when you only want a quick blast of light to blind an intruder, etc and have the light only stay on as long as you are holding the button down. As soon as you let go it shuts off. No fumbling through multiple settings, etc. 

Figuring out how I wanted to mount my new WMLx wasn’t hard at all. With any of my WML’s or Pistol Lights I either mount it to the top rail or use an Impact Weapons Components 1913 Offset Mount. To mount it to the Geissele SMR MK5 rail I used the KeyMod version. IWC makes some of my personal favorite mounts and this is one of them. They run $50 but you can save 5% if you use our discount code “ar15news” at checkout on ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. I just couldn’t find my bag of allen wrenches. Right next to me I had my Multitasker Tools Series 3 multitool inside of a Tareinco MT3-Xtra pouch. I remembered that the MT3 came with the correct bit and used the bit driver to install the part. Multitasker Tools Series 3 to the rescue. 

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I’ve only had it for a short time but I’m really digging the WMLx. At 500 lumens its significantly brighter than the standard 200 lumen WML but not really that much bigger. Some will say 500 lumens is too bright for use on a home defense rifle but that is something you will have to decide for yourself. I know if an encounter spilled into the outdoors at night, 500 lumens would come in really handy. I’m going to get some additional play time with the WMLx before writing a serious review but wanted to let you know what I thought so far. 

Word on the street is that these will be available later this month and will retail in the $150-160 range. Keep an eye on your favorite INFORCE retailer to get these in. You can check out all of the other lights INFORCE makes at www.INFORCE-Mil.com

If you would like to purchase the KeyMod Offset Mount shown in the pictures above, head on over to ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. Use the code “ar15news” at checkout to save 5%. 

Easter Sale – Gorilla Ammunition – All Orders Save 10%

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by ar15news

Gorilla Ammunition is having an Easter Weekend Sale on their awesome ammo. Now through Monday (4/21/14) all orders are eligible for a 10% discount. Just use the code “elmerfudd” at checkout. Head on over and take a look at www.GorillaAmmo.com.

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Gorilla Ammunition manufacturers top notch rifle ammo for the shooters who demand accuracy and consistent performance from their ammunition. We use state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to make ammo you can rely on shot after shot.

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