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**Press Release**

When every shot counts, end users trust Hexmag™.

Virginia Beach, Va. (October 2017) – SENTRY Products Group, an industry leader in the Military, Law Enforcement and Outdoor equipment, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hexmag™, innovators of AR-15/AR-10 magazines and accessories.

SENTRY Products Group Announces the Acquisition of Hexmag™

When Hexmag was founded, it introduced lightweight magazines for the AR-15/AR-10 platforms. “We set out to make the most durable, versatile and aesthetic magazine on the market,” stated Aaron Schefter, founder of Hexmag. He continued, “With great acceptance and a strong end user following, the company rapidly expanded and SENTRY was the logical partner to continue the product development. When the SENTRY crew were executives at BLACKHAWK!®, they really loved and understood product development and manufacturing and that is what I want for the future of Hexmag’s products.”

SENTRY Products Group Announces the Acquisition of Hexmag™

Built in the USA and backed with a lifetime warranty, Hexmag’s products are manufactured using a proprietary fiber-reinforced polymer, PolyHex2, resulting in a lighter and more durable magazine. The patented hexagonal surface provides superior grip and ease of handling. Hexmag’s HexID Color Identification System allows end users to quickly personalize magazines to identify different ammunition calibers. Product line extensions include grips, rail covers and grip tape allowing end users to further customize their gear.

“We are proud to add Hexmag products to our company offerings; their innovative approach to product design and marketing fits well and extends our presence in the Military, Law Enforcement, Tactical and OEM markets,” said Terry Naughton, President of SENTRY Products Group. He continued, “This addition creates new US based jobs as manufacturing and distribution moves to SENTRY’s Boise, Idaho facility and core business functions move to the Virginia Beach, Virginia U.S.A. headquarters.”

“The acquisition of Hexmag fits perfectly with SENTRY’s short, medium and long-term vision of both organic growth, as well as growth through acquisition,” said Mike Noell, CEO of SENTRY.  “Hexmag was an easy plugin to our accessories business and gives SENTRY additional product categories, sales channels, new distribution partners and an entrance into the high-tech injection molded product arena. We are now focused on operational excellence, great products and awesome service. Thank you for your trust and business, we look forward to serving you!”

If you are interested in becoming a Distributor, Dealer, OEM Customer, Manufacturers Rep or to request an appointment to preview our product line at the 2017 NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting (booth #601), please contact us at (877) 726-7328.

About SENTRY Products Group, LLC:

Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia U.S.A. with distribution world-wide, SENTRY designs, manufactures and distributes products and equipment serving our Military, Law Enforcement, Tactical and Outdoor industry. SENTRY Brands include Hexmag™, Scopecoat™, Slideboot™, Sentry Solutions™ and SENTRY™ brands. Product categories are Bags, Belts, Packs, Cases, Firearm accessories, Cleaning and Lubrication solutions for guns and knives, Optic covers, Rifle and Pistol Magazines, Rifle and Pistol Covers.

 

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 new Rainier Arms Ultramatch 9mm Complete Upper is here! This complete upper was designed from the ground up by the Rainier Arms competitive shooting team to meet their specs for the perfect 9mm competition upper including a 16″ Rainier Arms Ultramatch 9mm barrel, 14″ Switch Rail, Mod2 Avalanche ambi charging handle and Faxon Firearms 9mm BCG. The 16″ Ultramatch barrel ensures the ability to make closeup shots as well as distance shots with easy all while using the same mags and ammo as your handgun.

rainier-arms-ultramatch-9-pcc-9mm-complete-upper-1Designed from the ground up in partnership with the Rainier Arms Shooting team, the Rainier Arms Ultramatch 9 PCC upper was purpose built to fit the needs of serious competitive shooters. But the Ultramatch 9 is easily multi-functional to fit any serious, hard use application. It was designed not only to be fast, but reliable and accurate and depending on the purpose, it can go from tactical to practical.

We started off with the robust Rainier Arms 9mm forged upper receiver, and used our 16″ Ultrmatch 9mm barrel with a 14″ Rainier Arms Switch rail and our Mod 2 Avalanche Charging handle lastly to help cycle the Faxon Gen 2 BCG. Every high end component we used in this build is of the best quality and was run and tested by our shooting team.

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We’ve left the muzzle device as dealers choice, but we can easily thread one on for you, prior to shipping.

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Specs:

  • Rainier Arms Forged 9mm upper receiver
  • Rainier Arms Mod 2 Avalanche Charging handle
  • Rainier Arms Ultramatch (Steel match Shilen) 16″ 1/10 twist – 1/2×28 thread Pitch – Bead blasted
  • Rainier Arms 14″ Switch Rail / Keymod
  • Backup Tactical thread protector
  • Faxon Gen 2 BCG

While this might be the perfect competition 9mm upper it also would make for a great non-NFA / non-PISTOL upper as well for those who are looking for a quality, affordable Pistol Caliber Carbine upper that is ready to go right out of the box. If this sounds like something you’re looking for, check it out at www.RainierArms.com.

**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

Arisaka Defense Labor Day Sale!
10% off site-wide with coupon code “relaxAugust 30 to September 5

We’ve been burning the midnight oil all Summer long in order to increase production and get some of our most popular products back in stock. Now available: 300 Series Lights, Inline and Offset Picatinny Mounts, and a new Offset Scout Mount for the MCX and MCX Virtus.

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Arisaka Defense Labor Day Sale

 

BATTLE ARMS DEVELOPMENT
LABOR DAY SALE 2017
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BATTLE ARMS LABOR DAY SALE

Get 10% OFF when you buy $200 or more on any product in our website. 

Terms: NO COUPON NEEDED. $200 or more will automatically discount the10%. **Total amount of $200 for required purchase must be met (not including shipping, insurance and tax).***This promotion is valid only for purchases from Friday, September 1st, 2017 until Monday, September 4th, 2017.

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**Press Release**

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FightLite® Industries, a division of ARES Defense Systems® Inc. located in Melbourne, Florida announces the launch of a new e-Commerce website to help streamline the ordering process for its online customers.

Featured on the new FightLite.com website are FightLite® Industries’ popular and patented MCR® and SCR® product lines, including full rifles, upper receiver assemblies, lower receiver assemblies, performance upgrade kits, spare parts, and accessories that expand the operational envelope and overall utility of these products.

The innovative and patented FightLite® SCR® (Sport Configurable Rifle) is the first of its class of firearms that is not only legal almost anywhere in America including New York, New Jersey, California and other restrictive states, but is also the first rifle to successfully combine the traditional lines of a hunting pattern rifle with the modularity of an AR-15 rifle.

FightLite SCR Rifle with Gemtech Patrolman 5.56mm Suppressor 019-1000

The FightLite® SCR® blends strength, reliability, accuracy and rugged all-weather characteristics of America’s longest serving infantry rifle with the classic lines of an American sporter.  Lightweight, accurate and featuring a MIL-STD 1913 flat top upper receiver that accepts most modern optics, the FightLite® SCR® is designed to perform under the most demanding field, competitive shooting or tactical conditions. The multi-caliber, modular design permits the user to instantly change calibers in the field by simply pressing two pins and exchanging one upper receiver assembly for another.

Designed for optimal configuration, the FightLite® SCR® accepts most Modern Sporting Rifle accessories and parts including magazines, upper receivers, barrels, bolts, handguards and optics; so it can be easily and effectively reconfigured for each individual shooters’ style and activity. Supported by a full line of performance accessories and manufactured of the highest quality aircraft grade alloys by American craftsmen, the weatherproof and dependable FightLite® SCR® will provide its users with a lifetime of accurate shooting pleasure and can be passed down from generation to generation. SCR® – One Rifle, Any Season!®

The patented FightLite® MCR® – Mission Configurable Rifle is an 8.5 lb weapon featuring gas piston operation, a 3-second quick change barrel system and has the capability to feed from both M27-linked ammunition belts and standard AR15/M16 box magazines at user discretion.

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As FightLite’s premier rifle offering for the commercial marketplace, the MCR® vastly improves upon the standard AR15/M4 by offering exceptional flexibility with its dual-feed capability and quick-change barrel. This flexibility, combined with other unique features, allows users to instantly customize the MCR® without tools for virtually any use. 

The MCR® quick-change barrel allows users to configure the MCR® in seconds without the aid of tools and is available in 12” (NFA Rules Apply) and 16” inch lengths. Furthermore, the MCR® features gas-piston operation that provides greater reliability in extreme conditions, and is cleaner, cooler and more reliable in adverse conditions than the legacy direct-gas system. 

The unique design of the MCR® also allows customers to upgrade their existing rifles by simply substituting a FightLite® supplied MCR® upper receiver assembly in place of the legacy upper, which are rearward compatible to the earliest AR15’s from the 1960’s. MCR® – One Weapon, Any Mission!®

About FightLite® Industries

FightLite® Industries is a division of ARES Defense Systems® Inc., a privately held company that designs and manufactures lightweight and technologically advanced firearms and firearm accessories for Military, Law Enforcement, US civilian shooters and Foreign Governments.

Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, FightLite® Industries is equipped with state-of-the-art CNC machining centers, 3-D solid-modeling and manufacturing CAD/CAM systems, a dedicated quality control department and an experienced manufacturing and design team that is committed to developing and manufacturing superior products for its customers. Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, FightLite® products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra-modern facility by a highly skilled workforce.

To learn more about FightLite® Industries or to place orders online, visit www.FightLite.com.

To make inquiries regarding potential business collaboration, product development or product licensing opportunities with FightLite® Industries, please email sales@FightLite.com

To inquire about employment opportunities with FightLite® Industries, please send your request and resume to: careers@FightLite.com   

Follow FightLite® Industries on Facebook at facebook.com/FightLite , on Twitter @FightLite and on Instagram @FightLite.Industries.

FightLite® Industries is partnered with Defense Marketing Group who assists with promotion of the FightLite® brand through various channels of social media. 

Notice: FightLite®, the FightLite® logo, ARES Defense Systems®, SCR®, MCR®, One Rifle, Any Season! ® and One Weapon, Any Mission! ® are registered trademarks of ARES Defense Systems® Inc.

As an AR owner, you’ve probably looked at the never ending sea of red dots available for your rifle. They range from super cheap junk that won’t even last on a Nerf gun to super expensive Space Shuttle Door Gunner level stuff. One of the best affordable yet bomb proof  red dots is the Aimpoint Patrol Rifle Optic also known as the PRO. The PRO comes with an okay mount but its heavy, bulky and not very easy on the eyes. Thankfully SCALARWORKS, makers of some of the sexiest, lightest and strongest optic mounts on the planet have just released the LDM-PRO or Low Drag Mount for the Aimpoint PRO. Check out the details below, you won’t be disappointed.

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Easton,​​PA​​  ​​​– ​​Scalarworks ​​is ​​pleased ​​to ​​introduce​ ​the ​​Low ​​Drag ​​Mount (T​M)​​​for ​​Aimpoint PRO​ ​sights;​ ​the​ ​lightest​ ​quick-detach​​​ ​Aimpoint​ ​PRO​ ​mount​ ​in​ ​existence.

The​ ​LDM/PRO​ ​is​ ​a​ ​lightweight,​ ​high-strength,​ ​low-profile,​ ​quick-detach​ ​optic​ ​mount​ ​for​ ​with MIL-STD-1913​ ​Picatinny​ ​rails,​ ​that​ ​is​ ​compatible​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Aimpoint​ ​PRO,​ ​Aimpoint​ ​ACO,​ ​Aimpoint CompM2,​ ​and​ ​Aimpoint​ ​CompM3,​ ​and​ ​most​ ​other​ ​30mm​ ​tube​ ​sights.

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The​ ​Scalarworks​ ​LDM/PRO​ ​features​ ​a​ ​user​ ​friendly​ ​and​ ​low-profile​ ​30mm​ ​ring.​ ​The​ ​Scalarworks ring​ ​has​ ​a​ ​precision​ ​fitted​ ​alloy​ ​steel​ ​hinge​ ​that​ ​ensures​ ​even​ ​pressure​ ​around​ ​the​ ​optic,​ ​without requiring​ ​the​ ​tedious​ ​and​ ​imprecise​ ​setup​ ​that​ ​traditional​ ​rings​ ​do.​ ​Twin​ ​oversize​ ​CNC​ ​machined shoulder​ ​screws​ ​provide​ ​even​ ​tension​ ​and​ ​act​ ​as​ ​structural​ ​elements,​ ​making​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​ring​ ​assembly phenomenally​ ​rigid.

Like​​ every ​​Scalarworks ​​Low ​​Drag ​​Mount (T​M)​, ​​the ​​LDM/PRO​ ​has ​​the​ ​highest ​​strength-to-weight ratio of​ ​any​ ​quick​ ​detach​ ​mount​ ​on​ ​the​ ​market.​ ​It’s​ ​tubular​ ​monolithic​ ​base​ ​is​ ​CNC​ ​machined​ ​from​ ​ultra high-strength​ ​7075-T6​ ​aluminum,​ ​and​ ​features​ ​our​ ​patented​ ​recoil-proof​ ​thumbscrew​ ​with​ ​ball​ ​detent mechanism.​ ​It​ ​also​ ​has​ ​the​ ​same​ ​precision​ ​telescoping​ ​clamp​ ​as​ ​our​ ​popular​ ​Aimpoint​ ​Micro,​ ​and Trijicon​ ​MRO​ ​mounts,​ ​which​ ​ensures​ ​a​ ​​repeatable​ ​zero​​ ​with​ ​each​ ​installation.

The​ ​LDM/PRO​ ​weighs​ ​less​ ​than​ ​2.45oz​ ​(in​ ​lower-third​ ​height)​ ​which​ ​is​ ​less​ ​than​ ​half​ ​that​ ​of Aimpoint’s​ ​bundled​ ​QRP2​ ​mount.​ ​The​ ​LDM/PRO​ ​is​ ​proudly​ ​made​ ​in​ ​the​ ​USA,​ ​and​ ​is​ ​available​ ​in​ ​both Absolute​ ​and​ ​Lower-Third​ ​Co-Witness​ ​height​ ​variants.

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To​ ​learn​ ​more​ ​about​ ​the​ ​Scalarworks​ ​LDM/PRO;​ ​please​ ​visit https://scalarworks.com/shop/optic-mounts/ldm-pro/

About​ ​Scalarworks:
Scalarworks’​ ​mission​ ​is​ ​to​ ​help​ ​our​ ​customers​ ​preserve​ ​life,​ ​guarantee​ ​liberty,​ ​and​ ​facilitate​ ​happiness.

Scalarworks​ ​designs​ ​and​ ​makes​ ​high​ ​performance​ ​firearm​ ​accessories​ ​for​ ​civilian,​ ​law​ ​enforcement,​ ​and military​ ​use.​ ​We​ ​are​ ​a​ ​Shooter​ ​Driven​ ​company​ ​that​ ​puts​ ​technical​ ​innovation​ ​and​ ​design​ ​at​ ​the forefront​ ​of​ ​everything​ ​we​ ​do.

Scalarworks​ ​was​ ​founded​ ​in​ ​2014​ ​and​ ​has​ ​been​ ​pushing​ ​the​ ​boundaries​ ​of​ ​firearm​ ​accessory​ ​design ever​ ​since.

Ever since I SBR’d my QC10 9mm AR I have wanted to put a Battle Arms VERT PDW Stock on it. I have the VERT PDW Stock on one of my other SBR’s and it truly is one of the only PDW stocks that I feel can be used on just about any AR, even full size rifles because of its integrated cheek rest. The only holdback was that the standard buffer. While it works great with 5.56 and 300BLK, it wasn’t designed to work with a 9mm AR’s. While similar to a standard AR, a 9mm AR is definitely a fickle beast. After some months of testing, fine tuning and tweaking, Battle Arms is ready to release their new 9mm Buffer for the VERT PDW Stock.

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The new Battle Arms 9mm Buffer weighs 5.7 ounces which is a little lighter than you might expect to run on your 9mm AR (I have run as high as 10 ounce buffers) but what makes this different and  is their patented, Recoil Reducing, Dual Spring Buffer Design which will help soften the recoil impulse and smooth things out considerably. 

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The BAD VERT 9mm PDW Buffer will be sold as an upgrade item for those of us who already have a VERT stock in hand and will also available as a complete 9mm VERT PDW Stock System as well. 

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No matter how you slice it, this is an awesome upgrade to one of, if not THE best PDW stocks on the market. I have a BAD VERT PDW Stock that has been waiting for this day and soon will get put to work on the 9mm QC10 SBR. You can buy the buffer or the complete stock system at the links below. If you snag one, make sure you tag us in your pics on Facebook and Instagram so we can see what you guys are all running. 

Battle Arms Development 9mm Buffer for VERT PDW Stock

Battle Arms Development 9mm Complete VERT PDW Stock System

Aero Precision has grown a ton over the past 5 years. I still remember when they made standard forged upper and lower receivers and the COP Upper and that was it. Nowadays they make everything from AR-15 and AR-10 receivers to handguards to scope mounts to complete AR-15 and AR-10 rifles. Not to mention their capabilities with their sister companies Ballistic Advantage for barrels and VG6 Precision for muzzle devices. 

For a while now they have offered a handguard with a larger inside diameter which works awesome for tucking a suppressor underneath etc but some of their customers have requested a more low profile, slim handguard. That is why they started designing the new ATLAS S-ONE handguard.

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The ATLAS S-ONE is the newest addition to the Aero Precision Handguard lineup. Machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum, the S-ONE line of handguards are designed with size and weight in mind, providing the perfect handguard for your lightweight build. Our proprietary ATLAS attachment system is a durable and dependable mounting platform, maintaining a slim profile while still providing the strength and stability customers have grown to love from Aero Precision handguards.

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The new Aero Taper Lock Attachment System (ATLAS) is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. It features 2 mirrored tapered locking nuts that provide evenly distributed clamping pressure across a custom engineered barrel nut with use of a turnbuckle screw. A ratcheting detent further secures the design while providing positive registration during installation. By design, the even pressure of the ATLAS system avoids distortion of the handguard often seen with current applications during installation.

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You’ll also notice at the 12 o’clock position on the handguard there are raised lines. When I handled the first ATLAS S-ONE off the machines at TriggrCon last month, the first thing I noticed was how good it felt in the hand and that those raised lines add just a little extra traction without being uncomfortable at all. 

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Aero Precision is will be offering the new ATLAS S-ONE handguards in 12″ and 15″ lengths (7″ and 9″ coming soon) with your choice of KeyMod and MLOK and Black or FDE. And if you want to take it one step further, you can even get it paired with the new Gen2 Forged Upper as well.

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You can get your order in now for this first run of ATLAS S-ONE handguards with an expected ship date of 8/25/17. Head on over to www.AeroPrecisionUSA.com to pick out your new ATLAS S-ONE handguard.

Have you ever thought “Man, I really like those San Tan Tactical billet receivers but they’re just a little out of my price range”? Or maybe you refuse to buy something unless you’re getting a deal on them. Well here’s your chance to save big on anything San Tan Tactical. They’re running their Summer Scorcher Sale right now which gives you 20% off everything on their entire website. Just use the code “ITSHOT” at checkout on www.SanTanTactical.com.

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It’s HOT outside! Let’s stay inside and build an even HOTTER new @santantactical ! We are having our biggest sale of the year! Use code ITSHOT to save 20% off sitewide!

www.SanTanTactical.com

*Press Release*

Battle Arms at Triggrcon

BATTLE ARMS DEVELOPMENT, INC.© (B.A.D Inc.TM) Is excited to announce that it will be displaying an early GEN1 Prototype of what will be the new model BAD762 Rifle at TRIGGRCON 2017.

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This early GEN 1 Prototype of the model BAD762 features our new BATTLEARMSTM 18″ .308 WIN 4150CM BLACK NITRIDE BARREL and our new 15” 308 M­LOK RIGIDRAILTM.

BATTLE ARMS DEVELOPMENT, INC.© is a recognized manufacturer of next generation firearms and firearm components through innovative engineering and functionally aesthetic designs.

If you have any questions about this announcement, or any of BATTLE ARMS DEVELOPMENT, INC.©’s products, please email info@battlearmsdevelopment.com or visit http://www.battlearmsdevelopment.com.

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The high quality BCI Defense Stripped Lower Receiver is now offered with an American Flag mechanically engraved on the magwell, allowing operators to show their fellow countrymen that they are proud to be an American. This Stripped Lower receiver is being offered at an introductory price, through the end of July, for just $99.00ea.  Check with your local dealer for details, visit www.BCIDefense.com or call 855.866.2243 for more information.

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Standard Features of BCI Defense Stripped Lower:

  • 7075 T6 Aluminum Forging
  • Type III Class 2 Hardcoat Anodize
  • Accepts Standard AR-15 Mil-Spec Components
  • Manufactured by BCI Defense

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FightLite® Industries, a division of ARES Defense Systems® Inc. located in Melbourne, Florida announces a development program for next generation, lightweight polymer ammunition to work in conjunction with its patented Dual-Feed Squad Automatic MCR® (Mission Configurable Rifle).

In a radical departure from the directions of both case telescoped ammunition and conventional polymer ammunition, FightLite® is pursuing an innovative development strategy for a 5th generation hybrid cartridge that is projected to lighten ammunition weight by up to 30% and deliver reduced ammunition cost, while also supporting legacy infantry weapons and machine guns.

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There are millions of 5.56mm and 7.62mm NATO weapons in both the US military and around the globe where users stand to benefit from a significant reduction in ammunition weight without sacrificing performance or reliability. FightLite® Industries and its parent organization ARES Defense have been very successful with their outside-the-box approach to problem solving in the small arms business during the past 20 years.

The company’s flagship weapon is its 8.5 lb. select-fire Squad Automatic MCR® that shares the excellent ergonomics of the M4A1 and feeds reliably from both M27-linked ammunition belts and standard M16 magazines at operator discretion. Featuring reliable gas-piston operation and a tool-less quick-change barrel system; the patented MCR® is the lightest and most portable belt fed machine gun in the world. Suppressor and grenade launcher capable, its select-fire operation allows soldiers and contractors to quickly and accurately engage both point and area targets. And when coupled with FightLite’s finalized 5th Gen lightweight cartridge, the MCR® and FightLite® ammo combination will represent the lightest 5.56mm automatic rifle with full combat load available anywhere.

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The select-fire FightLite® MCR® is derived from the ARES-16 AMG-2 (Assault Machine Gun) that was selected for testing by the US Army’s Soldier Enhancement Program (SEP) and includes product enhancements that were made to the AMG-2 following experience with M855A1 EPR ammunition and earlier military testing done during the Army’s AEWE Spiral H experiment at Fort Benning.

Such enhancements include further weapon weight reduction and simplification, a square shaped feed roller housing, a heat treated steel feed plate that reduces feed ramp wear from M855A1 steel tipped projectiles, refinements in the breech bolt lug profile, a reinforced charging handle assembly, the company’s highly effective RipBrake muzzle compensator, and a proprietary method of mitigating cookoff risk while maintaining a select-fire, closed bolt system of operation that is more accurate and user-friendly than standard open-bolt light machine guns.

Some additional key elements of the MCR® are that it shares a 52% part commonality with existing NSN components already in the government system and the core technology can retrofit to any MIL-Spec AR15, M16 or M4 type lower receiver; meaning that it is rearward compatible to the very first Colt Mod. 01 (M16) manufactured in 1960. These accomplishments reduce a military’s logistical footprint and costs including spare components and operator and armorer training. Additionally, the dual-feed MCR® permits squad automatic rifle users to operate during the assault with 100 and 200 round magazines of M27-linked ammunition, but also retains the ability to reliably feed from 4179 STANAG (M16/M4) magazines from other squad members should linked ammunition run low during combat.

“The Army and some of our commercial customers have been interested in lightweight ammunition for quite some time, so our R&D team is pretty excited about the progress we’re making to finally solve the elusive lightweight ammunition equation for conventional rifles and machine guns,” says Geoffrey Herring, CEO of ARES Defense Systems®. “We’re aware that various iterations of polymer cased ammunition have been introduced to the commercial market during the past several years, but we also know some of the setbacks they’ve experienced along the way such as ballistic underperformance, case melt, moisture absorption, case separation or deformation, and catastrophic failures when the heat or pressure is up. Most of the polymer ammunition manufacturers are employing first through third generation technology which can be predisposed to fail when subjected to rough handling, temperature extremes, environmental conditions, and the pressures necessary for full ballistic performance of modern rifle ammunition.”

Brass cased ammunition has been relied on for over 150 years and has presented many challenges for the arms industry to find an alternative material that accomplishes everything that a standard brass case does. In addition to providing a convenient capsule to house the bullet and components, keep the powder dry and reliably feed into the chamber, it is also a critical gas container that keeps the shooter safe from the 50,000-70,000 psi chamber pressure when the round is fired. When the malleable brass case expands against the chamber wall during obturation, it performs as a mechanical brake reducing bolt loading and embeds many impurities from the chamber such as grit, carbon or unburned propellant into the case body which is then extracted from the chamber in a semi self-cleaning arrangement. Since brass is an excellent thermal conductor, it also absorbs and removes with each shot a small amount of heat generated by the friction of the projectile traveling down the bore. It can be stored for extended periods of time and can tolerate temperature extremes such as freezing cold, rough handling, hazardous environmental conditions and water submersion. But some of the biggest strikes against it are weight and cost, and depending on the individual manufacturer the 12 to 20 step manufacturing process necessary to fabricate a single cartridge.

FightLite® isn’t sharing any proprietary details at this stage about the (5th Generation) construction methods being privately developed in house with IRAD until its patents for the hybrid technology are solidified. But the FightLite® R&D team is systematically addressing and overcoming the hurdles that have plagued early players in the lightweight ammunition space and is confident in its decision to pursue development of a lightweight cartridge that will also support legacy weapons in the US arsenal and NATO countries, and other users around the world.

“Our company’s approach to product development has always been to invest in inclusive technologies that benefit a greater consumer base as exemplified by our MCR® being rearward compatible from today’s production M4A1 to the very first M16’s that the Army ever purchased. To date, our company has produced and delivered thousands of dual-feed MCR® type upper receiver assemblies and rifles throughout the US and overseas, so we’re very comfortable with our product, its capabilities and the ability to produce it,” says Herring. “The primary objective for developing polymer ammunition is to additionally lighten the soldier’s ammunition load by at least 20% and we think that our hybrid case will be able to achieve that while maintaining safety and ballistic performance and also supporting legacy systems. We’ve already accomplished significant weight savings for the soldier with our squad automatic MCR® which currently weighs 50% less than the current M249 and is 3-times more accurate as verified by US military testers during live fire exercises. In fact, our gun was so effective at improving the squad’s speed and mobility during our participation in the Army’s AEWE Spiral H experiment that there is soldier support on record for adding two additional weapons to the current 9-man squad for a total of two of our guns per fire team.”

No firm date is being stated at this time for delivery of FightLite® 5.56mm hybrid ammunition to market. In the interim, FightLite® Industries and its parent organization ARES Defense Systems® will continue supplying its customers with its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Squad Automatic MCR® and AMG-2 weapons which can currently use almost any of the billions of rounds of 5.56 NATO ammunition stockpiled throughout the world. Once the R&D cycle on FightLite® 5.56mm hybrid ammunition is completed, the company will likely either seek mass production of the ammunition through established high-volume ammunition producers or consider licensing its next generation squad automatic rifle (NGSAR) and ammunition technology to one of the USA’s larger prime defense contractors.

About FightLite® Industries

FightLite® Industries is a division of ARES Defense Systems® Inc., a privately held company that designs and manufactures lightweight and technologically advanced firearms and firearm accessories for Military, Law Enforcement, US civilian shooters and Foreign Governments.

Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, FightLite® Industries is equipped with state-of-the-art CNC machining centers, 3-D solid-modeling and manufacturing CAD/CAM systems, a dedicated quality control department and an experienced manufacturing and design team that is committed to developing and manufacturing superior products for its customers. Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, FightLite® products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra-modern facility by a highly skilled workforce.

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