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FightLite® Introducing New Rifles at SHOT Show

Posted on January 12th, 2017 by ar15news

**Press Release**

(Melbourne, FL) January 11, 2017 – FightLite® Industries, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms, parts and accessories announces that it will be introducing several new groundbreaking products at SHOT Show Booth #7406 in the Law Enforcement section of the show.

The annual SHOT Show is being hosted at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas January 17-20, 2016.

“We’re really excited to bring these new products to market and topping the list is our new patent-pending MXR™, a multi-caliber sub gun that is primarily chambered in 9mm and is caliber convertible at the user level without tools to include .22LR, .45ACP and other popular pistol calibers.” said Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO. “The compact MXR™ is suppressor capable and will also convert to accept a variety of pistol magazine types including Glock, Beretta, CZ, SIG and many others. We originally developed the MXR™ as a select-fire submachine gun in response to an international L/E requirement, but we look forward to bringing the semi-auto pistol and rifle versions of this excellent design to the US civilian market through our Distributor and Dealer network.”

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FightLite Industries MXR Pistol

To learn more about the innovative and patent-pending MXR™ from FightLite® Industries, visit Booth #7406 at this year’s SHOT Show.

About FightLite® Industries
FightLite® Industries is 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 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 visit www.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® is a registered trademark of ARES Defense Systems, Inc.

New Products From Arisaka Defense

Posted on January 9th, 2017 by ar15news

**Press Release**

New for 2017 – Finger Stops for 1913 Picatinny rails and Inline Scout Mounts for Troy and VTAC Alpha handguards

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Like our KeyMod, M-Lok, and CMR versions, the new Finger Stop for 1913 Picatinny rails was developed as a low profile, minimal control accessory. This new version functions well as both a forward index point or rear hand stop due to its wider shape and smooth contour. The Finger Stops are machined out of 6061 aluminum and weigh only 0.4 oz.

http://arisakadefense.com/products/finger-stop-picatinny

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The new Inline Scout Mounts for Troy and VTAC Alpha handguards feature recoil lugs specific to each handguard and utilize a durable steel back plate to secure the mount. Like the KeyMod and M-Lok Inline Scout Mounts, these are made from 7075 aluminum for extra strength and include three sets of mounting holes for the light. This allows you to tuck the light up close to the top rail or move it outwards to gain additional clearance beside front sights or other accessories. Compatible with Surefire M300 and M600 Scout lights, Arisaka 300 and 600 Series lights and bodies, and the Streamlight Protac Rail Mount 1 and 2.

http://arisakadefense.com/products/inline-scout-mount-troy-vtac-alpha

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Arisaka Defense Inline Scout Mount for VTAC 1

Be sure to check out our combination mount deals with both Surefire Scout and Streamlight Protac Rail Mount lights. These include your choice of Inline or Offset Scout Mount.

http://arisakadefense.com/collections/types?q=Complete%20Light

Arisaka Light and Mount Combo

Tyrant Designs CNC Introduces Their New MOD ForeGrip

Posted on December 14th, 2016 by ar15news

Seems like Tyrant Designs keeps making cooler and cooler looking products. This new MOD ForeGrip is the first in a series of ForeGrips that will be made by Tyrant Designs CNC. The main body of the grip is metal with polymer finger straps and is compatible with both KeyMod and MLOK handguards. Definitely looking forward to seeing the rest of this line. Check out the press release and images below.

TYRANT DESIGNS CNC ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST OF THEIR NEW LINE OF FOREGRIPS, THE MOD ForeGrip SERIES!

Tyrant Designs CNC, an industry leader in high-end aftermarket AR grips, has announced the release of their new line of foregrips. The MOD ForeGrip, available in black, red, blue (soon), and grey is CNC machined from a single piece of aerospace grade aluminum. The grip weighs in at a lightweight 1.7 ounces and is fully M-LOK and Keymod compatible.

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The MOD ForeGrip is the first installment in our new line of foregrips! Designed to match our very successful MOD AR-15 Pistol Grip, it too has an aluminum body with a polymer finger strap. With a specially designed mounting system, it is compatible with both M-LOK and Keymod rails. Meaning with just a quick change in hardware (that is supplied with the grip when purchased) it can be mounted on either type of rail system. We believe that this is the type of versatility that operators need in order to furnish multiple weapons. The polymer strap helps the operator instantly feel comfortable with the foregrip and give them the confidence needed for any type of situation. We feel that foregrips are a great solution for anyone who desires more muzzle control, and we look forward to adding more to this line in 2017!  “

Tyrant Designs CNC is an AR accessories manufacturer based just outside of Chicago. They have had several successful designs for AR pistol grips and have plans to expand into other AR accessories for 2017.

Tyrant Designs CNC, LLC

10134 Pacific Ave

Franklin Park, Il 60131

http://www.tyrantcnc.com/

Additional photos of the new Tyrant Designs CNC MOD ForeGrip.

Tyrant Designs CNC MOD ForeGrip 2Photo by Greg Skaz Photography. All Black MOD ForeGrip

Tyrant Designs CNC MOD ForeGrip 2Photo by Greg Skaz Photography. Black and Red MOD ForeGrip with matching MOD Grip.

Tyrant Designs CNC MOD ForeGrip 2Photo by Greg Skaz Photography. Red MOD ForeGrip with Red LWP Grip.

GRANTS PASS, OREGON, DECEMBER 12, 2016 — After meeting Alex West (Founder / Director of 1MWave) for some carne asada tacos outside of Coronado California earlier this year, Lorina Noveske wanted to help raise money for this amazing non-profit group after learning about their efforts in aiding disabled vets.

Here’s the scoop on One More Wave:  One More Wave is an non-profit charity started by US Navy veterans with the focus of enhancing the recovery of wounded or disabled vets via ocean therapy. They work with vets who have a wide range of disabilities, and customize surfboards to suit the specific injury. These surfboards are customized with graphics, and when needed, customized for performance adapting to specific physical disabilities.

Noveske will be releasing a special OMW rifle featuring our new NHR M-Lok hand guard, Gen III receiver set (including an engraved 1MWave Logo), Super Badass Charging Handle and more to raise funds for 1MWave. The rifle will sell for $2,350 with a sizable donation from each rifle going directly to helping vets.

Link to purchase: http://www.noveske.com/collections/gen-iii-omw-one-more-wave-rifle

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Speaking specifically about the partnership, Lorina Noveske said “One More Wave is an organization that resonates deeply with something we at NOVESKE believe in: honoring the hard-fought American Lifestyle, and supporting those who put themselves on the line to protect it. Ultimately, we want these guys and girls home, and UUULTIMATELYYY, we want to see them live the life they f***ing fought for!!!! One More Wave gets them surfing, and helps them heal!!!”

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Kyle Buckett, Vice President of One More Wave, added “Since 1MWave is 100% volunteer non-profit, the proceeds from this rifle will go directly to supporting wounded and disabled veterans. 1MWave will be able to continue providing the veterans they serve with custom surfing equipment and assistance. This equipment enables the veterans to achieve Ocean therapy, which is part of the healing process for issues our veterans may be dealing with like PTSD, TBI, depression, anger, anxiety, sleep apnea and many others.”

Noveske is proud to partner with One More Wave to help raise money for the creation of these fully customized surfboards. A large portion of the profit of the One More Wave rifle will be donated to aid in offsetting the cost of building the boards, and providing each vet with a special, life changing experience.

(CINCINNATI, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of two new MuzzLok® muzzle devices, the GUNNER 3-Port Muzzle Brake and FLAME Tri Prong Flash Hider.  Available for order today, the new muzzle devices expand upon Faxon’s originally invented MuzzLok® system which has included the LOUDMOUTH single-port brakes. MuzzLok® muzzle devices do not require crush washers to mount and time a device.

The GUNNER and FLAME are duty-ready in any condition.  Both muzzle devices are manufactured from gun-barrel quality steel and QPQ salt bath nitride finished to match our barrels, maximize durability, and increase corrosion resistance.

The GUNNER 3-Port Muzzle Brake was designed by Faxon’s competition shooting staff to blend usability, versatility, and recoil reduction. For all barrel lengths, the GUNNER reduces recoil by more than 50%. Changing objectives, the FLAME flash hider virtually eliminates secondary ignitions at the muzzle, making muzzle flash nearly nonexistent.

“We are thrilled to be expanding the MuzzLok® line of products with the GUNNER and FLAME devices. Both meet shooters’ objectives for versatility and recoil or flash reduction,” said Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product Development. “The GUNNER and FLAME for 5.56 are just the first of many more devices to come using MuzzLok® technology.”

The two muzzle devices are designed for employment on 5.56 NATO / .223 Remington weapon systems. Both feature concentric 1/2×28 TPI threads for matching up to any commonly threaded barrel. Retail for both is set at $59.99, including the MuzzLok® nut. The GUNNER and FLAME are available directly from Faxon and shipping soon to Faxon’s dealer network.

Muzzle Device Specifications:

GUNNER 3 Port Muzzle Brake:

Faxon Firearms Gunner 3 Port Muzzle Brake
– Material: Gun Barrel Quality Steel
– Finish:  QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
– Thread:  1/2″-28 TPI
– Weight:  2.9 ounces w/ MuzzLok Nut
– Length:  2.4 inches w/ MuzzLok Nut
– Diameter:  0.9″
– Caliber:  .223/5.56 

FLAME Tri Prong Flash Hider:

Faxon Firearms FLAME Tri Prong Flash Hider
– Material: Gun Barrel Quality Steel
– Finish:  QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
– Thread:  1/2″-28 TPI
– Weight:  3.36 ounces w/ MuzzLok Nut
– Length:  2.6 inches w/ MuzzLok Nut
– Diameter:  0.9″
– Caliber:  .223/5.56 

About Faxon Firearms: Faxon Firearms is a leader in constant evolution in the firearms marketplace. Faxon focuses on US-made quality and innovation. From the ARAK platform, GUNNER & FLAME barrels, upper receivers, and now more MuzzLok® (crush-washer free) muzzle devices, Faxon offers quality complete rifle systems and components. New dealers and OEM accounts are welcome.

For more information contact Nathanial Schueth at nathan.s@faxonfirearms.com or Curt Staubach curt.s@faxonfirearms.com

**Sneak Peek** Fortis Mfg LA (Lever Action) Stock

Posted on December 6th, 2016 by ar15news

The guys at Fortis Manufacturing never stop! They are always looking at unique and innovative ways to improve or redesign parts for the AR. Their new LA Stock or Lever Action Stock is an all aluminum collapsible stock that can be adjusted using the handle that looks and moves much like a Lever Action rifle. Once you’ve adjusted the stock you use the Lever Action to clamp down on the buffer tube making for a stock with absolutely zero wobble. So far we just have computer generated photos which you can see below. I’ll be sure to update this article as more details and pictures become available.

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When designing our newest line to our Fortis family of products, we spent a lot of time thinking about the over all design and function of our buttstock. Lightweight? Of course, we helped start the change in the industry with our lightweight designs – but we also like our products to be robust and withstand the abuse we throw at it. Form as well as function each and every product we introduce – that’s Fortis.

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Introducing our newest part – our aluminum butt stock, the Fortis LA™. It’s an all aluminum Lever Action (LA) stock that utilizes mil-spec buffer tubes. That’s right – slip off the plastic stock and upgrade your rifle immediately. The lever action is what clamps down onto the buffer tube so there’s no rattle or movement and our patent pending design is is one of a kind.

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Features:
–  Material: Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum
–  Finish: Military Specification Type III Hard Coat Anodized
–  Fits standard milspec buffer tubes (not included)
–  Lever action tightens onto the buffer tube for robust grip and no rattle
–  Weight – TBD – but you won’t be disappointed
–  Made in the USA!

Keep an eye here on AR15NEWS for additional updates regarding the new Fortis LA Stock. You can also head on over to www.FortisMfg.com and sign up to be notified when the LA Stock in available for purchase.

**First Look** Vortex Optics RAZOR AMG UH-1 Holographic Sight

Posted on November 22nd, 2016 by ar15news

Woke up to this in my email and wanted to share it with all of you!! Vortex Optics is releasing sneak peeks of their new Razor AMG UH-1 holographic sight. According to the information below it has few moving parts for maximum durability, uses CR123 batteries or rechargeable LFP CR123A batteries that can be recharged using the built-in waterproof micro-USB port. It will feature a new EBR-CQB reticle as well. It is not shown on the main Vortex Optics website yet so stay tuned for more information on this awesome looking new optic. 

www.VortexOptics.com

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Meet the Razor® AMG® UH-1, affectionately known in-house as “Huey.”  The UH-1 is a completely new force in weapon mounted holographic technology, and you’re one of the first to see it! Inside the durable aluminum chassis the UH-1 features fewer moving parts compared to traditional holographic sights, which equates to maximum durability. The sight is powered with the included CR123A battery, but also has the option of running LFP CR123A’s, which can be recharged using the on-board, waterproof micro-USB port. We believe the shooter is the only one who should see the new EBR-CQB reticle so we engineered the entire system to virtually eliminate all traces of forward signature, unlike any other red dot or holographic sight on the market.

One of my favorite optic mounts is now available for the Trijicon RMR. Scalarworks has just announced their new LDM/RMR which features Scalarworks QD mounting system and the light weight yet strong design Scalarworks is known for. The combination of the RMR and LDM/RMR mount weighs in at less than 2.5 ounces making it an ultra lightweight, compact, durable quick detach red dot package, perfect for use on an SBR or Lightweight build. Check out the details and pics below.

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EASTON, PA – November 1st, 2016 – Scalarworks, manufacturer of high-performance firearms accessories, is pleased to introduce the Low Drag Mount™ for Trijicon RMR sights; the lightest quick-detach Trijicon RMR mount in existence – weighing only 1.27oz, including sight screws.

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The LDM/RMR is a lightweight, low-profile, quick-detach optic mount that is compatible with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails and Trijicon RMR red dot sights. Full product specs and details can be found here: https://scalarworks.com/optic-mounts/ldm-rmr/

Like all Scalarworks Low Drag Mounts™; the LDM/RMR has a monolithic base made of high-strength 7075-T6 Aluminum, and features our proprietary recoil-proof notched thumbscrew with ball detent. It also has the same precision telescoping clamp as our popular Aimpoint Micro, Aimpoint CompM4, and Trijicon MRO mounts, which ensures a repeatable zero with each installation.

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The LDM/RMR paired with a Trijicon RM06 weighs less than 2.5oz, making it the lightest Quick-Detach Red Dot sight package in existence. The LDM/RMR is proudly made in the USA, and is available in both Absolute and Lower-Third Co-Witness height variants. Both have a retail  price of $149.

To learn more about this and other Scalarworks optic mounts and bundles; please visit scalarworks.com

New Front Sights Options from Blitzkrieg Components

Posted on November 1st, 2016 by ar15news

**Press Release**

Blitzkrieg Components, LLC has just released several new options for their series of AR style front sight posts. First is a new bright orange color option that is now available in addition to the black, white and luminescent green options previously available. The new orange stripes are now available on their patented AR Chevron sight post and AR Tritium Chevron sight post, as well as their Spike shaped sight post for the Magpul® MBUS PRO® sights.  

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White stripe options have also been added to their line-up for the AR Tritium Chevron sight post and the Magpul® MBUS PRO® Spike sight post. The luminescent green color remains the only luminescent (glow) paint option. More white and orange models have been added based on customer demand. The popular AR Tritium Chevron is now available with white, orange, and luminescent green paint options.  

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All of the Blitzkrieg Components AR style sight posts are compatible with any front sight that accepts a standard front sight post. Installation is a simple drop-in process and models are available with a custom stainless steel sight tool if desired. The models for the Magpul® MBUS PRO® install in seconds with no tools and provide some great new options for those popular sights. All of the Blitzkrieg Components sight posts are machined from stainless steel with a tough black nitride finish. The contrasting paint stripes are applied into a machined groove using the most durable compounds for long service life. For more information visit their website at www.blitzkriegcomponents.com.

REBEL ARMS Rebel Renegade MOD II Rifle Goes Live Today!

Posted on October 28th, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve been excitedly waiting to help introduce this awesome new rifle. Lately with every new rifle released, it seems like the goal is to break the ceiling from the last release with an even  higher price point. That’s not the case with the new REBEL ARMS Rebel Renegade MOD II Rifle. The Rebel Renegade MOD II is a value and feature packed rifle coming in at an awesome price point. With so much uncertainty surrounding the presidential election, etc. retailers all around the country have already started seeing rifles and components becoming harder to keep in-stock so this couldn’t come at a more perfect time. If you’re looking for a quality rifle, from a reputable manufacturer, that won’t break the bank….check out the new Rebel Renegade MOD II from Rebel Arms.

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The REBEL RENEGADE™ MOD II goes live on REBELARMS.com, Friday at 4PM (PRICE $1149.99). The premise behind us releasing the RENEGADE™ MOD II Rifle is to offer the every day enthusiast a great quality rifle at a reduced price that can serve as the perfect platform to build your dream rifle off.

These rifles will be delivered with the same quality 7075 forged REBEL receivers we use on our RBR™ and Lightning™ lines, we are using Nitrided BCG’s MPI tested, 16″ 4150 Nitrided MOA guaranteed barrels, GRIFFIN ARMAMENT brakes, Mission First Tactical stocks and every RENEGADE will be hard coat anodized.

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The real bonus we added on this rifle is a exclusive Rebel rail by SLR. A rail system that utilizes the same barrel nut that all ION and HELIX rails use, so changing rails will be easy and no barrel nut removal necessary. The best part is you won’t void your lifetime warranty when changing rails if you want to go with a different look later!

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All RENEGADE RIFLES WILL ALSO ENTER YOU AS A REBELARMY™ member. REBELARMY members will get 10% off all REBELARMS.com purchases for any upgrades you feel necessary for the next year! So if you want a new Rail, SN-ACH charging handle, AMBI safety, Unity Micro hub you will get it at a discount. This is a TEAM, and we’re here to do what we were born to do, enable you to have the FREEDOM to PROTECT yourself and the ones you LOVE in accordance to your 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHT!  STARTING NOV 1ST ALL CURRENT OWNERS OF REBEL ARMS RIFLES WILL RECEIVE 10% OFF ALL REBELARMS.COM PURCHASES). For more DETAILS STAY TUNED AND SIGN UP ON REBELARMS.COM FOR OUR NEWSLETTER- WE WILL BE OUTLINING HOW TO GET YOUR CODE.

The new REBEL ARMS Rebel Renegade MOD II Rifle will be available for purchase today (10/28/16) at 4pm EST so be ready and waiting as these will most likely go pretty quick. The new rifle is already visible with additional information at https://www.rebelarms.com/rebel-renegade-modii.html

Ashbury Introduces Riflecraft Field Shooting Clinics, Workshops and Courses for Gun-Curious Millennials, Recreational Shooting Enthusiasts, and Hunters


Ruckersville, VA. – Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO), manufacturer of the patented SABER® modular rifle chassis system, premium grade precision rifles, and long range shooting accessories is expanding its line of client services with the introduction of Riflecraft.  This new client service offers an innovative series of core rifle marksmanship programs conducted in the picturesque forested mountains of Central Virginia by a company dedicated to providing exceptional Riflesports experiences.  Ashbury’s lineup of full training programs, advanced skills workshops and field shooting clinics are designed to attract new outdoor-oriented millennials, active rifle shooters and hunting enthusiasts.

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Ashbury’s Riflecraft programs grew out of the “country comfortable” APO Experience, an experiential shooting sports initiative for adventurous travelers and corporate retreats.  The APO Experience offers customized “bucket list” Riflesports experiences, complemented with end-of-the-day artisan and chef inspired forest-to-fork cuisine, cordials and engaging fireside conversations with experienced firearms professionals.

For over two decades, Ashbury has developed an exceptional network of passionate long-gun professionals from many sectors of the firearms community.  These specialists include skilled competitive shooters from various rifle disciplines, gunsmiths and precision rifle builders, professional hunters of North American and African dangerous game, experienced small arms & firearms trainers and veteran US military Snipers.  Each professional provides distinctive direction, support and assistance to Ashbury in its development and delivery of innovative Riflecraft training.

“All Riflecraft programs are designed to educate, build core marksmanship skills, energize new firearm owners, and challenge seasoned shooters alike,” says Adam Wilson, Ashbury’s Marksmanship Activities Coordinator. “Ashbury is proactively working to introduce precision rifle sports to more women and youth participants through our active sponsorship program. Riflecraft’s goal is to introduce and promote the many positive aspects of rifle shooting sports that inspire personal confidence, teach responsibility, enhance the enjoyment of shooting and encourage good sportsmanship.”

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Adam Wilson is an APO Shooting Team member and veteran US Army Sniper with multiple combat deployments, a marksmanship instructor in the Texas Army National Guard and firearms training blogger at 1 MOA Solutions.  He is a passionate advocate for civilian marksmanship training with a proven instructor background helping shooters reach their true potential.  Adam joined the Ashbury team to focus on growing Riflecraft programs by cultivating new recreational shooters, promoting long range precision shooting, and improving the marksmanship skills of predator and big game hunters.

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“Ashbury is pleased to be working with Adam Wilson as our new Marksmanship Activities Coordinator,” said Matthew Peterson, Ashbury Product Development Coordinator and APO Shooting Team Captain.  “Riflecraft programs will increase our outreach to new sport and recreational shooters at all levels and further strengthen the APO brand in the highly competitive custom rifle market space.”

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Riflecraft’s unique blend of technically oriented precision rifle courses, provide clients plenty of high quality trigger time based on well established marksmanship fundamentals and challenging terrain.  Riflecraft’s progressive building block approach to rifle marksmanship training welcomes inquisitive gun-curious adults, women seeking outdoor sports options, as well as concerned parents seeking age and demeanor appropriate firearms safety training for teenagers.

All APO Riflecraft programs are fully supported with some of the industry’s best hand crafted precision rifles and a full complement of quality long range shooting accessory equipment.  Clients gain hands-on experience with premium brands like Leupold, Talley, Ruag, Hornady and more.

The Riflecraft facility utilizes a wide array of well maintained reactive steel targets, movers and custom AR500 Game Steel targets (e.g. Prairie Dogs, Coyotes, Wild Boar, and big game) custom designed by sponsor Best Targets.  At Riflecraft, we make the expression “when pigs fly” a reality, because only at Riflecraft can you can “ring steel” on our very own challenging Flying Pig target!

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Riflecraft participants are encouraged to bring their favorite rifle of any brand or type to Riflecraft training courses where they can develop the skills and confidence necessary to engage targets outwards of 2,000 yards in real world field conditions.

Riflecraft programs focus on safety, building fundamental rifle marksmanship skills, establishing consistency and improving proficiency at all ranges.  For those new to the Riflesports, Ashbury offers rental equipment and features an all-inclusive tuition package. This package includes a selected APO precision rifle (.223 to 50BMG), premium optic, ammunition and all accessories clients need to participate in small group or customized private training.  Participants only need to show up in range-appropriate apparel and let the Riflecraft Training Coordination Team handle the rest.

For more information on Riflecraft programs please visit APORiflecraft.com and if you have an interest in Ashbury’s experiential Riflesports offerings, visit APOExperience.com.  You can also view APO’s complete line of modular rifle chassis systems, precision rifles, custom pistols and long range shooting equipment at the Ashbury Web Portal AshburyIntlGroup.com.

About Ashbury…

Ashbury International Group Inc. is a central Virginia USA based company, having more than 20 years of international experience as a prime contractor to government agencies, military, and special operations forces as well as manufacturer of commercial shooting sports equipment.  The company provides logistics, engineering, training, ordnance manufacturing, and systems integration.

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Mfg.   (APO), a division of the Ashbury International Group Inc., is a BATFE licensed 07/11/SOT commercial firearms and shooting accessories manufacturer.  APO manufactures SABER bolt action receivers and patented modular rifle chassis systems for factory and custom bolt action rifles.  APO manufactures custom precision tactical and multi-sport precision rifles in calibers from .223 to .408CT.  The APO Custom Shop offers custom reflex sight installation on pistols and complete special order custom rifle and pistol builds for discriminating clients.

APO manufactures high quality rugged electro-optical weapon mounts and TACT3 tactical field tripods.  The company also distributes a wide range of rifle sports accessories to include Ruag Swiss-P ammunition, Field Firing Solutions (FFS) ballistic software, the RSTA-II Tripod Shooting System, Long Range Accuracy Bipods, and Snipers Field Tool Kits.

The Rapid Product Development Center (RPDC) provides engineering design and prototyping services. The engineering services group is Solidworks® CAD based with Simulation FEA and FeatureCam® CAD/CAM machine programming software, 3D Printer-Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) capable, a modern CNC precision machining shop and an experienced, well trained staff.


This article was written by Mark B Wentzel

**NEW** MECHFORCE Enforcer Muzzle Brake

Posted on October 12th, 2016 by ar15news

**Press Release**

Manufactured to the highest quality standards and featuring a patent pending design, the MECHFORCE Enforcer Muzzle Brake offers advanced muzzle gas management that reduce recoil and muzzle rise. Its unique shape is a creation from a collaboration project joined by professional industrial designer, mechanical engineer and material metallurgist. Full finite element analysis and extensive field testing have been done on the finalized geometry to fine tune gas ejection ports to the best of minimizing recoil and muzzle rise. The unique cone shape design is the first of kind to be used on the muzzle brakes that can project waste shock wave and sound wave to the front and side ways, therefore minimizing the noise level received by the shooter.

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Enforcer Muzzle Brake’s internal and external surfaces are black-nitrided to increase surface hardness and form corrosion protection barrier. Thread and center bore are machined in one operation to ensure the absolute dead on centric GD&T requirements. The complex geometry is made possible by high precision 5-axis CNC machine center.

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SPECIFICATIONS:

Caliber: 5.56X45mm / .223
Material: Proprietary Heat Treated Milspec Steel
Finish: Black Nitride
Dimensions: L: 2.480”, W: 0.950”, H: 0.750”
Weight: 3.6oz
Thread: 1/2-28 UNEF R/H

Caliber: .308 / 7.62mm
Material: Proprietary Heat Treated Milspec Steel
Finish: Black Nitride
Color: Black
Dimensions: L: 2.642”, W: 1.053”, H: 0.828”
Weight: 4.2oz
Thread: 5/8-24 TPI R/H

Available now at www.Mechforce-USA.com.

Tyrant Designs CNC Announces their New LWP Series Grips!

Posted on October 5th, 2016 by ar15news

TYRANT DESIGNS CNC ANNOUNCES ITS NEW LINE OF GRIPS, THE LWP (LIGHTWEIGHT PRO) SERIES!

Tyrant Designs CNC, an industry leader in high end, aftermarket AR grips announced that they have released their new line of grips, the LWP Grip. Available in black, red, blue and grey the Lightweight Pro series is CNC machined from a single piece of aerospace grade aluminum. The grips weigh in at a surprisingly light 3.4 ounces, thanks to some weight savings by milling out the entire inside of the grip as well as addition holes on the top.

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The Lightweight Pro tips the scales at 3.4 ounces and is lighter than the majority of available grips currently on the market. ( Yes we mean polymers too) ! We set out to create the lightest, most ergonomic grip on the market without compromising the structural integrity and quality. It is CNC machined from a single piece of aerospace grade aluminum and has a knurled back strap for additional adhesion. It instantly gives the operator the confidence needed in any weather or scenario, all while maintaining the consistency needed for a light weight build. Despite its lightweight it is incredibly durable and does not feel flimsy in the hand. If you are looking for the perfect grip for your lightweight build, look no further than the LWP!”

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Tyrant Designs CNC is an AR accessories manufacturer based just outside of Chicago. They have had several successful designs for AR pistol grips and have plans to expand to foregrips as well as other AR accessories this year.

Tyrant Designs CNC, LLC
10134 Pacific Ave
Franklin Park, Il 60131
http://www.tyrantcnc.com/

A Best Magazine for the AR Platform–Really?

Posted on October 5th, 2016 by ar15news

**Press Release**

September, 2016– Loveland, COYes really! Hexmag, LLC www.hexmag.com the maker of the most advanced and versatile AR-15 platform magazine in the market announces the release of their new Series 2 magazine.

For years the Hexmag Series 1 magazines proved a reliable and durable hit with shooters across the country. As with the Series 1, the Series 2 will be available in .223/5.56 x 45 and will also reliably support the .300AAC Blackout, .458 SOCOM and .50 Beowulf.

The new Series 2 light-weight, high-durability magazine has a revised catch pocket with improved magazine stabilization providing greater retention under the most demanding environments. Additional design changes were made to the feed lips and a new stripper clip guide was added that customers were demanding to increase efficiency in charging the magazine.

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Engineered for greater overall performance than current magazines on the market and produced from tough and intensely tested proprietary fiber-reinforced polymer, the new Series 2 magazines are available in black, olive drab, grey and flat dark earth (FDE) and function in all mil spec AR platforms and most that are not.

“The Series 2 magazine’s development is the result of much improved design and engineering that has resulted in an AR magazine with superior strength, minimal weight and most importantly a streamlined interior for greater durability and reliability.” — George Brown, President of Hexmag.

Hexmag’s unique patented exterior provides incredible grip in any condition or environment with or without gloves and can be augmented with optional extreme Hexmag Grip Tape. Combined with dual leg tilt-proof multi-colored HexID followers and latch plate identifiers, the Series 2 is durable, ultra-reliable, affordable and represents the most versatile AR magazine on the market.

MSRP: $14.99

Hexmag magazines are made in the USA and come with Hexmag’s Lifetime Warranty!

Hexmag, LLC
418 8th Street, S.E. Unit C7
Loveland, CO 80537
970-460-2000
Marketing@hexmag.com
www.hexmag.com

**NEW** BFD (Blast Forwarding Device) for ALL Muzzle Devices

Posted on October 3rd, 2016 by ar15news

This new product from Indian Creek Design is a two piece shield for virtually any muzzle device on the market. It uses a threaded collar that goes on before the muzzle device that the main body of the BFD (Blast Forwarding Device) screws onto.  This allows it to mount without attaching directly to any specific muzzle device and can be threaded on or off as needed. Check out the press release and pictures below. These are on sale now at www.indiancreekdesigninc.com

**Press Release**

Nampa, Idaho, September 26, 2016 – No longer will your shooting partners, entry team members, or your wife and kids shrink back from your invitation to go shoot your muzzle brake equipped rifle. The creative minds at Indian Creek Design, Inc (ICD) have solved one of shooting’s annoying dilemmas, eliminating the side and back blast from an effective muzzle brake, with an ingenious device that will have everyone at ranges and along firing lines across this great nation enjoying their chosen pastime more and getting better training in.

Muzzle brakes work by providing ports for the rapidly moving and expanding gasses that propel a bullet to hit against as they exit the end of a firearm barrel, re-directing those gasses to the sides and often back at the shooter to control recoil and offer quicker follow up shots and to control the muzzle so the impact of your previously fired shots can be seen via your optics to assess accuracy. They are also the bane of Range Officers and other people on the firing line, as well as tactical entry team members, etc, due to the back blast associated with their use.

“Muzzle brakes have been around for generations and they are invaluable, especially in target and tactical situations,” says Gary Adams, a spokesperson for ICD, “but people get sick of the blast associated with using a muzzle brake. This has led to a rise in sales of flash cans and linear compensators which only channel gasses forward but do nothing for muzzle rise and recoil. There are a few companies that make a system that couples a specific flash can with a specific muzzle brake but these are relatively expensive and up until now there has been no option for a consumer or law enforcement agency to use whichever muzzle brake they prefer and also run a blast forwarding device with that brake to defeat the blast and noise.

We at ICD have undertaken the task of engineering and perfecting a simple and elegant blast forwarding device, the ICD BFD, that will fit on many rifles and that works in conjunction with virtually any muzzle brake the shooter wants to use. The BFD, which adds only 2.6 ounces to the rifle, is stunningly simple in design, but so very effective that it will literally change the way shooters look at muzzle brakes and shooting in general. It is absolutely amazing how effective it is.”

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An added benefit in the BFD re-directing the muzzle blast is the re-direction of the ear drum shattering noise as well. Independent testing has proven that a muzzle brake causes up to a 10x increase in discharge sound level that hits the shooter and those in the surrounding area. The BFD corrals that damaging sound wave and sends it downrange. The perceived sound near the shooter is reduced dramatically. Despite this ability, the BFD is not an NFA controlled item, it is not a suppressor, and no special permissions are required to own or use it.

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The ICD BFD is available for any rifle with 1/2″ threaded muzzle devices (AR variants, etc) and for 5/8″ threaded devices such as on AR-10’s, etc. The BFD was extensively tested on various caliber rifles, up to and including a 7mm Remington Magnum bolt action rifle, with excellent results. Finished in a matte black MilSpec Type III hardcoat, Mr. Adams feels that this will quickly become a must have for the casual or avid shooter who wants muzzle control and doesn’t want to feel or subject others to the punishing back blast, and also for tactical operations and Law Enforcement use where the brake blast can be detrimental to operational success and the safety of the personnel involved. Every Range Officer in the world will want these on every rifle, they are that effective.

Instead of spending a large amount of money for a proprietary device that handcuffs equipment choices, departments, agencies, and civilian shooters can now add a moderately priced (MSRP $79.95) piece of American made kit to their existing platform and get a lot more, or rather a lot less, “BANG for their buck”!

www.indiancreekdesigninc.com

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