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In case you missed it (like I did 🙂 ), Forward Controls just released their new EMR-A which stands for Extended Mag Release – Ambi. The EMR-A comes in two different lengths and replaces your standard magazine catch. The EMR-A has an extended lever that now allows you to easily drop the mag from either side of the rifle. It can be used with your standard mag release button or you can upgrade to the Forward Controls mag release buttons. Check out the pictures and details below then head on over to www.ForwardControlsDesign.com to pick one up for yourself. 

Forward Controls EMR-A 1

Forward Controls EMR-A 1

EMR-A is a long in development ambidextrous magazine release for .223 and .308 AR receivers.  Original concept and design was complete in 2015.  After numerous changes to the mag catch geometry and lever shapes,  final design was made into working prototypes in 2017, and first shown in public at Cola Warrior West III.

EMR-A’s an ergonomic ambidextrous magazine release.  The placement of its lever is well thought out to closely mirror the magazine release button on the right side.  The portion immediately below the bolt catch’s lower paddle has a lower profile to avoid interference, heretofore a common drawback of popular ambidextrous mag catches, it is also left smooth.  The serrated length of the lever is split into a shallow V shaped serrations (80%) that conform to the curvature of the user’s finger, and straight serrations (20%) that form a natural index point, and provide additional traction.  We refer to the design as Multi-faceted Control Surface, the difference MCS makes has to be felt to be fully appreciated.

Two lever options are available.  Standard and Extended Reach (about 0.09″ longer than standard).  Force amplification achieved from a lever means the extended reach lever is easier to reach, it’s also easier to press than the standard lever.  For users with small hands or shorter fingers, the extended reach lever makes the EMR-A a joy to use.  For duty and defense ARs, we recommend the standard lever.

A 10.9lb rated magazine catch spring is included with each EMR-A.  We’ve long considered the standard magazine catch spring to be rather weak (rated at 6.85lb), accidental / unintended mag drops can take place if a user slings his weapon, and has gear and pouches on the vest.  A stiffer mag catch spring mitigates these risks, thus it is an integral part in the EMR-A package.

EMR-A is available as a part of bundled products (please see drop down menus for options).  EMR-A’s catch is made from CNC machined 4140 steel and black nitride coated, its lever is 7075 aluminum and Type 3 hard coat anodized.  The roll pin has a shear strength of 800lbs.

Notes:
– EMR-A’s lever pivots on the receiver.
– EMR-A needs to be removed before installing / removing the trigger.  EMR-A is installed and removed in the same manner as a factory mag catch.
– Please wear eye protection while installing EMR, EMR-C, and EMR-A with the 10.9lb mag catch spring!

Incompatibilities:
– Geissele’s Maritime Bolt Catch.  Material from either the top edge of EMR-A’s lever, or the bottom edge of Maritime Bolt Catch’s lower paddle may need to be removed for both to work together.  The close proximity of these two control surfaces makes this combination less than ideal.
– KNS anti-rotation trigger/hammer pins, the connecting bar will interfere with the EMR-A’s operation.
– Battery assist device levers.
– Armalite AR10B (AR10B uses modified M14 magazines)

http://forwardcontrolsdesign.com/EMR-A_p_78.html

BATTLEARMS’ Memorial Day Weekend SALE IS ON!!!
– Spend $100** and get a FREE BAD-ATG Adjustable Tactical Grip (Black)
– Spend $150** and get a FREE BAD-EPS Enhanced Pin Set
– Get a FREE BAD-ASS Ambidextrous Safety Selector Kit – When you buy the BAD556-LW Lightweight 7075-T6 Billet Receiver Set OR the BAD-CSS VERT PDW Stock System.

Battle Arms Development Memorial day sale

“Terms: *Each offer cannot be combined and items are > not < stackable!** One promotional item per qualified purchase. While supplies last! Promotional free items will be automatically added to your order if you qualify. >>> DO NOT ADD FREE ITEM TO THE SHOPPING CART! <<< **Total amount of required purchase must be met (not including shipping, insurance and tax). If free promo item is placed in shopping cart, we will assume you want to purchase that item. Value of free item does not count towards the total. ***This promotion is valid only for purchases from May 25th 10am PST until May 30th, 2017 at 11:59pm PST. **NO EXCEPTIONS** ***NO SUBSTITUTIONS OR UPGRADES***. Happy Shopping!”

Check out the San Tan Tactical Memorial Day Sale. Now through 5-30-2017, save 15% off of anything on their entire website using the discount code “MEMORIALDAY” at checkout. This is a great opportunity to save some $$ on one of the best ambi billet lowers on the market.

Get in on the sale at www.SanTanTactical.com.

SanTanTactical Memorial Day Sale

 

The AERO Precision Memorial Day Sale is live!
SAVE 15% sitewide + receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders.

Shop the sale – https://aeroprecisionusa.com/store-home/

AERO Precision Memorial Day Sale

“As we approach Memorial Day, it’s good to remember what this time is truly about. This weekend we make a concerted effort to reflect on the lives of our service men and women who have passed while serving our country. We celebrate their legacy, and recognize the freedoms that their sacrifices have afforded all citizens of the United States of America. Enjoy savings site wide while joining us in honoring their service and sacrifice.”

Memorial Day Savings Starts NOW!!! USE COUPON CODE “REMEMBER” DURING CHECKOUT TO SAVE 10% ON ALL CMT AR15/10 PRODUCTS THROUGH MONDAY 5-29-17!!

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GEMTECH Silencer started their Memorial Day Sale. They’ve got a whole bunch of different items on sale including one of my personal favorites, the GEMTECH Blast Jacket and muzzle brake mounts. Head on over and check out the sale at www.GEMTECH.com.

GEMTECH Silencer Memorial Day Sale

Tyrant Designs just launched their Memorial Day Weekend Sale! They’re offering 10% off everything PLUS Free shipping! First 50 orders get a FREE Tyrant Designs Hat too. Head over to the site now before its all gone!

https://www.tyrantcnc.com/collections/featured-best-sellers

Tyrant Designs Memorial Day Sale

Can’t tell you how many times I’ve posted something about barrels and most of the comments go something like this “Any 6.5 Grendel barrels in the works?“. Ballistic Advantage has an awesome reputation for Accurate, Quality barrels at a very affordable price and they also listen to what their customers ask for.

Just today they launched their new line of 6.5 Grendel barrels and BCG components. The line consists of 12.5″, 16″, 18″ and 20″ 6.5 Grendel 416R SS Premium Series Barrels, a complete 6.5 Grendel BCG and a 6.5 Grendel Bolt (for those wanting to use one of their own carriers). If you’ve been looking to get into the 6.5 Grendel or maybe you’re just looking for something that packs a bigger punch at longer distances, this might be just what you’re looking for. Check out all of the new Ballistic Advantage 6.5 Grendel components at www.BallisticAdvantage.com.

Ballistic Advantage 6.5 Grendel Barrels and BCG

**Press Release**

May 26, 2017: The ETS Group is proud to announce the release of their new line of 42 and 43 Glock® clear polymer magazine models. All ETS Glock® 42 and 43 magazine models are single stack and each standard model holds 7 rounds, as opposed to the 6 rounds standard Glock® factory magazines hold. Also available are ETS’s 9 and 12 round versions, an industry first! ETS’s GLK-42-9 and GLK-43-9 models are only .75 inches longer than the standard 7-round magazine and allow for a better grip and control of the handgun. ETS’s clear polymer magazines feature extreme impact resistance so they won’t crack when dropped. The durable construction ensures the feed lips won’t spread when fully loaded and stored.

ETS Group Glock 42 43 Magazines small

Available Models

.380 caliber – Fits Glock® 42 Model
–  GLK-42    7 round (flush fit) 3.5″ long $16.99
–  GLK-42-9    9 round – 4.25″ long $21.99
–  GLK-42-12   12 round – 5.5″ long $21.99

9mm – Fits Glock® 43 Model
–  GLK-43   7 round (flush fit) 3.5″ long $16.99
–  GLK-43-9    9 round – 4.25″ long $21.99
–  GLK-43-12    12 round – 5.5″ long $21.99

ETSGroup Glock 42 43 magazine prices

ETS’s full line of 42 and 43 models are available now at www.etsgroup.us.

About ETS Group
Established in 2014, Elite Tactical Systems Group’s (ETS) goal is to provide customers with innovative products by utilizing cutting-edge design, materials, and manufacturing processes to create the best, most rugged, clear polymer magazines. We are proud to offer durable, top-quality, American-made products built to withstand the rigors of combat and heavy-duty use.

Ballistic Advantage sneakily introduced a new barrel the other day and man is it sweet. The new barrel is an 18″ .223 Wylde Rifle Length SPR barrel from their Premium Series line of barrels but this one features some of the most aggressive flutes that I’ve seen on any barrel. The fluting not only looks amazing but at the same time makes for a really light weight 18″ barrel. If you’re looking for a great looking barrel that is sure to shoot even better for your next build, check out the new Ballistic Advantage Fluted 18″ Premium SPR Barrel.

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Ballistic Advantage Fluted SPR Barrel 1

This .223 Wylde chambered 18 inch barrel is machined from 416 Stainless Steel with a bead blasted finish. Our Premium Series Barrels feature a FailZero Nickel Boron Coated Extended M4 Feed Ramp Extension.

This barrel features some of the most aggressive and weight reducing flutes on the market. Coming in at a total weight of 28 oz. We’ve managed to cut almost a pound out of the barrel all while not sacrificing one ounce of accuracy!

http://ballisticadvantage.com/18-inch-223-wylde-spr-fluted-mid-length-ss-premium-barrel.html

Strike Industries first introduced their new Viper PDW Stock about a year ago and everyone’s been anxiously waiting for its arrival ever since. One of the coolest features of the Viper PDW stock is that it is spring loaded and fully extends with just the push of a button, meaning it can truly be operated with just one hand. Another awesome feature is that it includes a removable rubberized cheek rest. It also allows for the use of any BCG. 

Strike Industries Viper PDW Stock 2

Strike Industries Viper PDW Stock 2

The Strike Industries Viper PDW stock represents the pinnacle of ultra compact PDW systems. At the compressed position, the compact Viper PDW allows for effortless maneuverability particularly in close quarters and vehicular operations. With the press of a button, the rapid deployment system instantly springs to the extended position for greater shot stability. Previous PDW systems for ARs have been notorious for expensive proprietary systems, spotty reliability and poor ergonomics.

The Viper Stock is designed to able to drop into your existing platform. The buffer system is carefully engineered to provide for high reliability while allowing for the use of standard bolt carriers, allowing for multi-role use with a single system. The included flat wire spring increases bolt load despite the compact dimensions for greater reliability, even in extreme short barrel configurations.

In addition to mechanical reliability and performance, we at Strike Industries have also paid close attention to human factors to increase comfort and controllability. The low footprint shoulder weld is shaped to conform to the shoulder pocket for maximum stability and control even in compromised or unconventional shooting positions. Included with the Viper PDW is a rubberized cheek rest to create a comfortable cheek weld, a criticism of many competitor PDW systems.

Finally, a PDW stock without compromise. Strike Hard, Strike Fast with the SI Viper PDW.

CHECK OUT THE TORTURE TEST…

Strike Industries just announced that they are now accepting preorders for the new Viper PDW stock. As a preorder special, they are offering $25 off plus FREE SHIPPING on the stock only. The first batch is expected to ship in 45-60 days. (Late June, possibly sooner). Get your preorder in now at www.StrikeIndustries.com.