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BCI Defense is going to be debuting its newest rifle at the 2017 NRA Show in Atlanta (Booth #5348). The Dagger Series is built off the BCI Defense Professional Series platform with a few additions and changes. Starting with the “Battleworn” Cerekote finish that is available in 5 different colors; Battleship Grey, OD Green, Burnt Bronze, Blue and Red. Coupled with the non-traditional Cerakote finish, the rifle also features a Hogue Buttstock and Rubber Molded Beaver Tail Grip as well as 3 different muzzle devices; the Traditional 3 Prong Flash Hider, the NEW Rainmaker Brake and the NEW Envoy Compensator. To complete this package, BCI Defense is also including a Vortex Sparc II Redot. 

BCI Defense Dagger Series Rifle 1

BCI Defense Dagger Series Rifle 1

Available in both 5.56 and 300BLK, MSRP is starting at just $1425.00. Please visit www.BCIDefense.com to learn more about the BCI Defense as well as how you can enter to win a Dagger Series Rifle.

**Press Release**

Easton, PA – April 11, 2017 – Scalarworks, manufacturer of high-performance firearm accessories, is pleased to introduce the Sync mount for Aimpoint Micro sights. The Sync is a low-profile optic mount that features an integral platform for the Aimpoint Micro line of red dot sights – as well as Micro compatible clones.

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The Sync allows an Aimpoint Micro sight to be co-witnessed without obstructing one’s sight picture, and is the only optic mount for all Benelli shotguns to be attached with 4 screws, thanks to our proprietary key-slot internal mounting system (Patent pending). The Sync is CNC milled from ultra high-strength 7075-T6 Hard coat anodized Aluminum, and weighs a mere 0.69oz (including custom CNC turned fasteners).

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The Sync is compatible with all factory drilled and tapped Benelli shotguns, as well as most other shotguns with some gunsmithing. A drill and tap guide is available for download on our website.

The Sync is made in the USA, includes a limited lifetime warranty, and is available now from Scalarworks.com​.

To learn more about the Scalarworks Sync; please visit ​https://scalarworks.com/shop/sync-micro/

Angstadt Arms has now started taking pre-orders for their new UDP-9i Integrally Suppressed 9mm complete uppers, pistols, SBRs and Rifles which is a collaboration between Angstadt Arms and KG Made Suppressors. According to Angstadt Arms, the UDP-9i is the lightest and quietest integrally suppressed 9mm AR-15. 

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Angstadt Arms udp-9ir-suppressor

The following are the 5 different configurations that are available currently.

UDP-9iR: Full length rifle:
– Pinned and welded core to barrel, therefore only requiring a single suppressor tax stamp
– Weight 6.5 lbs
– Magpul MOE stock and Magpul K2 pistol grip
– ODIN Works 12.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

UDP-9iC: Short barrel rifle:
– Pinned and welded core to barrel, requires 2 tax stamps (SBR and suppressor)
– Weight under 6 lbs
– Magpul MOE stock and Magpul K2 pistol grip
– ODIN Works 9.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

UDP-9iP: Pistol with Shockwave stabilizing brace:
– Pinned and welded core to barrel, requires 1 tax stamp (suppressor)
– Weight under 6 lbs
– Shockwave pistol stabilizing brace and KAK Industries pistol receiver extension with 12 length adjustment settings
– Magpul K2 pistol grip
– ODIN Works 9.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

Full size length configuration upper:
– Overall barrel length = 16.1″ (8″ Barrel and 8.1″ Core), requires 1 tax stamp
– Can be installed on any 9mm dedicated lower receiver (GLOCK® or Colt® style)
– 9mm AR-15 Black nitride bolt carrier group
– Mil-Spec charging handle
– ODIN Works 12.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

Short barrel configuration upper:
– Overall barrel length = 11.9″ (6″ Barrel and 5.9″ Core), requires 1 tax stamp
– Can be installed on any 9mm dedicated lower receiver (GLOCK® or Colt® style)
– 9mm AR-15 Black nitride bolt carrier group
– Mil-Spec charging handle
– ODIN Works 9.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

HIGHLIGHTS

Adjustable Port System
The port system on the UDP-9i series features 15 threaded holes that allow the end user to tune the velocity and sound signature based on their specific ammunition loads.

Lightweight and Balanced
A grade 9 titanium sleeve ensures a lightweight and perfectly balanced rifle.

Full Auto Rated
Responding to the needs of our law enforcement and military clients, the 17-4 heat treated baffle stack is fully automatic rated.

User Serviceable
The UDP-9i is user serviceable allowing easy maintenance and cleaning.

GLOCK® Magazine Reliability
The UDP-9 accepts all GLOCK® double stack 9mm magazines for proven reliability and features last round bolt hold open.

The UDP-9i series of firearms will be offered as an initial limited release only with a total of only 100 units available to customers. Pre-orders are open now and close on April 17th at 10 AM EST (unless they sell out earlier). Lead time for shipping to your local dealer is approximately 8 weeks. Full payment is due at the time of order.

Place your order now at https://angstadtarms.com/product/udp9i-integrally-suppressed/

Its not often that I get a chance to publish a press release for a new product after actually having personal hands on experience with it. However, that is the case with the new Tyrant Designs HALO MiniVert ForeGrip. I have one, have it mounted on one of my SBRs and I can say, it’s awesome!

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They obviously took a lot of time to get the shape of the all metal grip just perfect because it actually feels great in the hand. It also is easy to swap between MLOK and KeyMod by simply swapping out the screws and mounting hardware (you can save yourself $3 if you only want one set of hardware). Initially Rainier Arms got an exclusive intro price on the new HALO MiniVert ForeGrip but they sold out in just 24 hours. Thankfully Tyrant Designs, the maker of the new HALO MiniVert ForeGrip, has some left in stock at the special intro price which you can purchase at the link below. You can also read the new product press release below.

HALO MiniVert Grip (Black)

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Tyrant Designs CNC, an industry leader in high-end aftermarket AR grips has just announced their release of the new HALO Series MiniVert, a vertical forward grip. With dimensions slightly smaller than the average AR-15 vert grip, the MiniVert sports an aggressive looking knurl and well thought out ergonomics. Coupled with the ability to fit directly to MLOK and Keymod rail systems this little grip packs a big punch. With an overall length just shy of 3 inches, Tyrant instead utilized an elongated lip at the bottom allowing the operator the option of either tucking their pinky behind or resting the finger the traditional way.

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“With all of the positive feedback we have received from reviewers, dealers and social media, we are extremely excited to announce the official release of our HALO Series MiniVert! This concept took months of designing and field testing to make it as comfortable as possible while maintaining our well known aggressive styling. It truly is a vertical grip that can be used in all situations on various platforms to heighten the performance of the operator. We are pleased with how it came out and look forward to seeing it on AR’s everywhere. ”

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SHOP  INTRO PRICING ON HALO SERIES MINIVERT  NOW AT WWW.TYRANTCNC.COM

Tyrant Designs CNC is an AR accessories manufacturer based just outside of Chicago. They have had several successful designs for AR pistol grips and are now working on a unique styled hand stop.

Tyrant Designs CNC, LLC
http://www.tyrantcnc.com/

If you still think Geissele only makes amazing triggers, you need to start thinking differently about Geissele. They have and still do make some of the best rails on the market but over that past few years they have added things like Armorers Tools, Optic Mounts, Charging Handles and now … the Maritime Bolt Catch. Think of the Maritime Bolt Catch as a bolt catch with a larger surface area and more aggressive texture. What this does that other aftermarket bolt catch’s don’t is it extends the controls closer to the index finger of a left handed shooter so they can manipulate the bolt catch with their index finger without taking their hand off the grip.  

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“The Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch is designed with the warfighter in mind and will work with any lower receiver designed to accept a mil-spec M16/M4 Carbine bolt catch. The increased surface area promotes ease of function when locking back the bolt or releasing the bolt after a magazine change. In addition, the extended controls add an increased functionality for left handed shooters who no longer have to break their grip to manipulate the bolt catch. Left handed shooters can easily reach the controls using the index finger of their left hand making magazine changes and locking the bolt back much more fast and efficient. Aggressive checkering covers the surface of the levers giving the Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch a textured surface that enables positive feedback to the shooters hand when being used with gloves or at night. Manufactured from properly heat treated 8620 steel and manganese phosphate coated, the Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch is intended to serve as an enhanced mil-spec replacement and assist in giving our warfighters overmatch capability with the M16/M4 carbine platform.”

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Whether you’re a lefty or righty, there are benefits to be had here and coming from Geissele you know it will be top notch quality. Thankfully the price is extremely competitive with other aftermarket bolt catch’s with an MSRP of just $29. I’ve ordered a couple to try out and you can too at www.Geissele.com.

A while back the guys at Andro Corp Industry ran a short term special on their M4QR 10.5″ Complete Railed Upper that was an awesome deal. At the time I missed it until it was too late. I decided to reach out to Jason at Andro Corp Industries to see if they would extend the deal for us and they were happy to do so. The M4QR complete upper includes an Milsepc Forged Upper complete with M4 Feed Ramps, Forward Assist and Dust Cover, M16 BCG, Charging Handle, 10.5″ 4150 CMV barrel with 1:7 Twist QPQ (Nitride) finish, 7″ 2-piece quad rail, F Marked FSB and A2 Flash Hider. All uppers are test fired prior to shipping to ensure a properly functioning upper. This would be an absolutely awesome start to an inexpensive SBR or AR Pistol build.

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Usually this upper sells for $490 plus shipping (see HERE on their website) but they are offering it to AR15NEWS readers for just $345 Shipped!! That includes the complete upper with a 7″ Quad Rail, M16 BCG and Charging Handle. To purchase this upper at that price you have to contact Jason Wilcox direct by emailing him at jason@androcorpind.com. Payment options are PayPal Friends and Family OR Check OR Money Order OR if paying with Credit Card add 4% fee. Florida residents will need to add 6.5% Sales Tax. Happy Shopping!! Special thanks to ACI for letting us in on this exclusive deal.

**AR15NEWS is not compensated in any way for this post. Just another great deal to pass along to our readers.

Battle Arms Development recently introduced their new Ultra Compact Pistol Sabertube + Vert Buffer System combo which is the latest addition to their Sabertube line up. Basically what you have here is the Buffer System from BAD’s VERT PDW stock but this version is for an AR Pistol. Anymore everyone has a super short AR Pistol and at just 4.75″ long, the Ultra Compact Pistol Sabertube + Vert Buffer System seems like the perfect buffer system for those pistol builds. 

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Battle Arms Ultra Compact Pistol Saber Tube VERT Buffe1

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Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has to shoulder their AR Pistols. 😉 I’m picturing this being an awesome setup to run with a single point sling similar to how an MP5K is fired while putting forward pressure on the sling to stabilize the firearm. The Ultra Compact Pistol Sabertube + Vert Buffer System comes complete with the 4.75″ Saber Tube, Buffer Spring and VERT buffer and is now available at www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com.

DRACOS Barrels just launched their new website and are taking preorders on the StraightJacket Barrel System. The StraightJacket Barrel System consists of a barrel housed inside of a proprietary “jacket”. The jacket increases the accuracy of the barrel by acting as a heatsink to pull heat from the barrel into the jacket and also by increasing the rigidity of the barrel itself so there is less barrel whip. Heat and Harmonics are two things you need to control to really improve accuracy and the StraightJacket Barrel System does both.

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Preorders are live and all orders placed now will be shipping in the next 6-8 weeks. DRACOS StraightJacket Barrels are available in 243 Win, 260 REM, .308, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6mm Creedmoor and 7mm-08 REM at www.DRACOSBarrels.com.

I purchased an HK VP9 a few months ago and absolutely love it. Currently I run some of the XTech Tactical VP9 +5 Mag Extenders and they’ve run flawlessly. Today XTech Tactical introduced their new Complete Stainless Steel VP9 / P30 Magazines. VP9 mags are notoriously hard to find and when you do they are usually priced around $40-45. These new mags should be even nicer than factory mags with a retail price of just $34.95 each. Check out the press release for more information below.

Mesa, AZ- XTech Tactical, makers of the adjustable angle ATG AR Grip and MTX VP9 & P30 magazine extensions announced today the release of their complete magazine line for the H&K VP9 & P30 9mm pistols. These are anything but industry standard aftermarket magazines. The development process took over two years, and when you handle the parts it shows.

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First, each and every process, material, and even the packaging is US made. The magazine bodies are upgraded over factory to 310 Stainless Steel. After the stamping process, they are precision laser welded and then Teflon coated. The springs are Stainless Steel and were developed through engineered simulations vs. trial and error. The springs are pre-set so there is no break in and no change in strength over time. The magazines have been tested and abused, and are ready for any requirement of any global user. One more additional feature XTech Tactical added is an additional round indicator hole in the back for the 20th round when using the magazines with their MTX VP9, VP40 & P30 +5 Magazine Extender.

XTech Tactical Complete HK VP9 P30 Magazine 1

The magazines are available as both 15rd (MSRP $34.95) and a 20rd combo with their MTX extender ($59.95). They can be purchased at www.xtechtactical.com and they are offering free shipping on the magazines for a limited time to celebrate their release. Dealer inquiries please contact jeremy@xtechtactical.com

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Custom VP9 and Extender Cerakote work completed by Twin State Hydrographics

Saw this sale on Instagram this morning and thought it would be great to share with you guys. One of my favorite things to stock up on is 22lr ammo because I have a few 22lr rifles and handguns that I use to shoot and hunt with the kids. I bought a few thousand rounds of GEMTECH .22lr Subsonic Ammo with the assumption that it would only work with my suppressor but to my surprise their subsonic ammo runs flawlessly suppressed and UNSUPPRESSED in all of my semi auto rifles and handguns. Can’t guarantee it will in yours but I love this stuff. All GEMTECH .22lr ammo is on sale for 22% off and they’ve also reduced the price of the GEMTECH Blast Jacket down to $149.99. Better hurry though because they go back to normal pricing at 9am MST tomorrow (3/31/17). 

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GEMTECH Flash Sale

*24 HOUR FLASH SALE*

This is the first time we have ever discounted .22 lr ammo and we’re doing it at 22% off for 24 hours only! We’ve temporarily reduced the price of our Blast Jacket from $195 to $149.99 for 24 hours only!

The .22 ammo is optimized for suppressor usage. We put together a heavier bullet, a cleaner powder, a premium lube on the lead round nose projectile gave us consistent velocities and harder hitting performance at subsonic, suppressor-friendly speed.

The GEMTECH Blast Jacket is one of our best-selling accessories that mounts on ALL existing GEMTECH Quickmounts. The Blast Jacket throws the muzzle blast forward away from other shooters on the line and prevents the huge dust cloud we all experience when shooting in the prone. We made this out of pure titanium so it only weighs 3.5oz. and the stainless spring is capable of a million compressions, built to last. It keeps short guns short at 2.55″ overall and is a great addition to anyone’s load out.

We’ve known the guys at Hexmag ever since they first introduced their Hexmag magazines. They are much more than just a magazine manufacturer now as they offer AR Grips, Rail Covers, their recently introduced Series 2 AR Mags, AR-10 Mags and soon Glock mags.

Yesterday I got an email from them letting me know they just opened their new web-store and offered to give all AR15NEWS readers a 10% discount on any order over $20. That can add up really fast when you’re stocking up on mags. This isn’t some affiliate code that we get paid on. Just a special deal for you guys that we wanted to pass on. Use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout at www.hexmagstore.com

Hexmag Discount Code - AR15NEWS

Lantac has just introduced their own spin on a ratcheting castle nut and end plate combo that does not require the end user to stake the castle nut. The Lantac system uses a castle nut with pretty aggressive teeth  machined on one side that faces towards the end plate which engage with a tooth on the end plate that is under spring tension. These two lock together for a setup that cannot vibrate loose which is why you don’t have to stake it. 

Lantac RPS Ratche Plate System end plate

The Lantac RPS, Ratchet Plate System removes the necessity to stake castle nuts in place after fitting. It also provides a QD Sling attachement point directly below the buffer tube. It utilises a one piece designed ratched tooth and arm, machined directly into the anti rotation plate itself. 

The enhanced castle nut has an aggressive grip pattern and radially machined groves that register with the spring like arm and tooth on the plate, causing the nut to be retained in place. The nut cannot vibrate loose through firing but can be removed through the use of an armourers wrench if necessary. The teeth and groves are all internal when fitted together so they cannot be accidentally damaged. lighter weight with additional functionality over the standard original design.

I spoke with Brett at Lantac today and he said these are currently in production so look for them to be available for purchase soon. I unfortunately could not nail him down on a price or exact release date. 

www.lantac-usa.com

**Press Release**

Griffin Armament is proud to announce the “Make Silencers Great Again Promotion” Effective immediately every silencer* shipping from Griffin’s manufacturing floor to its Dealers and Distributors will contain two $100 coupons which can be mailed to Griffins address in exchange for store credit on their website.  Boxes containing coupons will be sealed with a gold label.

Make Silencers Great Again Promotion Griffin Armament

“Sales are down unnecessarily”, said Evan Green business development manager at Griffin Armament. “When the markets have been rallying and jobs are being produced, consumer misunderstanding of the legislative process and the Hearing Protection Act, is hurting an otherwise stable industry. Many people who want to buy are sitting on discretionary spending in the hopes that HPA will soon pass. The entire industry has come to a very similar conclusion that it will be quite a while until HPA is able to pass if at all despite almost unanimous support. People not buying right now is only further delaying them from enjoying silencers. It just doesn’t make any sense and this shouldn’t have happened.  Unfortunately a lot of miss information was flying around and nobody in the industry was trying to educate consumers on how long it actually takes to get a bill to pass, what percentage of bills pass, that the legislative process usually takes hundreds of days etc. This bill in some form has been presented to congress since 2015 and this congressional session is closing in a few months, so it looks like it will be rolling to another year.  Griffin is just as hopeful as everyone else for the HPA. However having a realistic viewpoint on it is critical to the survival of the silencer industry and the Americans who work hard to move it forward.  The ‘Make Silencers Great Again’ promotion is the most we can do as a company to try to encourage spending right now.” Evan continued. “It’s honestly an amazing time to be a buyer.  I remember when I was younger and was spending my money on an OPS INC can and promotions didn’t exist in the market. You could barely even get a dealer to handle the sale for you. Muzzle devices had to be purchased separately from the silencer, etc. I remember having to help my local class 3 dealer to understand the paperwork because he did so few transactions. But times have changed and there are plenty of dealers on the market selling products at great prices and walking the customer through the purchase quickly while keeping them informed. This program is also a great way to let consumers know that we appreciate them, we’ve been wanting to so something like this for a while.”

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For more information visit www.GriffinArmament.com All Griffin silencers are applicable to the “Make Silencers Great Again” promotion except for Griffin rimfire silencers.