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Posted on November 24th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’ve been following Faxon Firearms for a while you probably know they don’t do special sales very often. However, based on many request to do so, Faxon has decided to do a Black Friday Sale. All this week they have marked their everything on their website down 10%. No discount code needed. Just add your items to your cart to see the discount. This includes the awesome ARAK-21 upper and Faxon Firearms barrels. Don’t forget to get in on their monthly Barrel Giveaway too. See below.

Faxon Firearms Black Friday Sale 2015

Faxon is running a rare special for Black Friday with 10% off our entire website, including ARAK-21’s! Further, we are running a free barrel giveaway through the website:


Black Gun AR-15 Black Friday Sales

BLACK GUN BLACK FRIDAY SALE – Blacklist Industries

Posted on November 21st, 2015 by ar15news

Blacklist Industries is offering 15% off BCGs, Glock Barrels and everything else on their website, now through Sunday, November 29th. Just use the discount code “BlackFriday” at checkout on

Blacklist Industries Black Friday Sale

Blacklist Industries has been offering great deals long before Black Friday was a trend, so we decided to make our deals even better. At Blacklist Industries you don’t have to wait for that one Friday out of the entire year.

Take 15% off everything
Discount Code: BlackFriday
Valid: Now Until 11/29


Black Gun AR-15 Black Friday Sales

Bravo Company USA Introduces New 300Blackout Lineup

Posted on November 20th, 2015 by ar15news

BCM is proud to introduce its new line of:

BCM 300BLK 3

With multiple phases of field testing by instructors from the BCMGunfighter™ Program and subsequent revisions/optimizations made by the engineering team at BCM®, BCM is proud to announce a line of KMR-Alpha sleeved 300 Blackout carbines in Recce 16, CQB and pistol configurations. An extension of our MIL-SPEC quality 5.56 carbines, the BCM 300 Blackout line was developed to provide an extremely effective self-defense platform in a compact package.

BCM 300BLK 3

BCM 300 Blackout carbines use the exact same components, down to the magazines, as the rest of our carbine fleet with the exception of the barrels. This also means an end user can utilize both their existing magazines and AR accessories to fine tune the feel of their carbine, same as any other M4 or Recce rifle.

BCM 300BLK 3

Despite the additional capability, BCM 300 Blackout carbines still shoot flat. The additional recoil impulse is significantly mitigated by the BCM Mod 1 7.62/300 Blackout Compensator and with proper technique, it can be run as smooth as any 5.56 carbine.



–  CQB12 KMR

–  300 BLACKOUT 9”
–  300 BLACKOUT 12.5”
–  300 BLACKOUT 16”

300BLK Uppers
300BLK Chrome Lined Barrels
300BLK Complete Rifle
300BLK Complete AR Pistol

For more information or to order, head on over to

New!! The BCM Mk15 Tritium Time Piece (Limited Edition)

Posted on November 4th, 2015 by ar15news

I think its pretty safe to say, if you reading this article you are probably a fan of nice firearms and a fan of Bravo Company Mfg who makes many of said nice firearms. If you are also a fan of nice watches, you have just hit the jackpot. Recently we saw BCM branch out a bit and offer an awesome BCM branded Wilson Combat 1911. Now they have introduced another essential piece of the EDC puzzle which is a quality watch. Their new MK15 Mod 0 Tritium watch not only looks amazing but has some really awesome features such as Tritium Illuminated Hour, Minute and Second Hands and Hour Markers, Carbon Fiber dial, 2 different bands styles and the list keeps going. Take a look at the pics and details below. You won’t be disappointed.

BCM MK15 Timepiece banner

Every Day Cary
When the engineers at BCM® began development of the EDC line, a time piece that was both precision crafted and as rugged as our fleet of carbines. Meet the BCM MK15 Tritium Time Piece.

BCM MK15 Timepiece 1

The MK15
Housed in a case made from a 316L Stainless Steel and finished in a PVD Brushed Black, the MK15 is water resistant to 200 meters/20 atmospheres with a 13 Jewel, Gold Plated Swiss Made Chronograph Movement. A ratcheted unidirectional bezel frames the face of the time piece, punctuated by an anodized red screw-in crown.

BCM MK15 Timepiece 2

Offered as a limited edition of 2500 time pieces, each MK15 is laser engraved with a unique serial number and deploys in a custom injection molded glass fiber reinforced case.

BCM MK15 Timepiece 3

A T25 Tritium Illuminated minute, hour and second hand track over the Tritium illuminated hour markers on an enamel coated, real carbon fiber dial. Protected by Sapphire Scratch Resistant Crystal with two layers of anti-reflective coating applied to the inside of the crystal, the MK15 weighs in at 232 grams when equipped with PVD Brushed Black Stainless Steel band. Using the rubber diver’s band, the Mk15 weighs in 128 grams.

BCM MK15 Timepiece 4

–  Swiss Made Chronograph Movement
–  13 Jewels / Gold Plated
–  Stainless Steel 316L PVD Brushed Black
–  Sapphire Scratch Resistant Crystal
–  Real Carbon Fiber Dial with Enamel Coating
–  T25 Tritium Illumination
–  Gun Case Watch Box
–  Each Watch is Engraved Numbered as per the Limited Edition, 0/2500

BCM MK15 Timepiece 5

With BCM’s huge following and a limited edition of just 2,500 watches available, these will probably move pretty quick. If you want to add the new MK15 Tritium Time Piece to your EDC you had better head on over to and get your order in. 

Daylight SAVINGS with Elzetta Design

Posted on November 4th, 2015 by ar15news

Elzetta Design makes arguable the best flashlights on the market. I have purchased a handful now and have not regretted it one bit. I just got an email from Dave at Elzetta letting me know they are offering 20% off all flashlights now that Daylight Savings Time has ended and night will be falling earlier and earlier. If you’ve ever wanted an Elzetta Design flashlight but haven’t pulled the trigger yet, this is the time to do it. I don’t remember seeing a discount this large before so take advantage of it. Save 20% off using the Discount Code “FALLBACK” at checkout.

Elzetta design Daylight SAVINGS discount

ARES Defense Announces Belt-Fed MCR® Lite at NASGW

Posted on November 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

If I ever get around to doing a full auto lower I will totally need to add an ARES Defense MCR belt fed upper. ARES Defense has been introducing a lot of new stuff lately and this new “Lite” version of their MCR upper is the most recent. Check out the press release below.

**Press Release**

MELBOURNE, FL, October 30, 2015 ­ ARES Defense Systems, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms, parts and accessories announced the introduction of its belt-fed MCR® Lite at NASGW in New Orleans. The MCR® Lite is an upper receiver assembly that fits standard AR15/M4 lower receivers and just like the full-featured MCR® (Mission Configurable Rifle) upper receivers, it features gas-piston operation, a true (3 second) quick-change barrel assembly and the ability to feed from M27 linked ammunition belts or standard AR magazines at the shooter’s discretion.

ARES Defense MCR Lite

“ARES Defense built its business on our belt-fed rifles and upper receiver assemblies which among others, have been purchased by civilians, US government and militaries overseas.” says Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO of ARES Defense. “At 8.5 lbs, the MCR® is the lightest and most portable belt-fed in the world and like all ARES Defense products is 100% Made in the USA. We recently released an engineering test video of our AMG-2 government model where we demonstrate a continuous 700-round burst of automatic fire to show the reliability of our belt-fed line. While the full-featured MCR® and AMG-2 models are a first choice for professional shooters, we wanted to provide a Lite model that allows recreational shooters to experience the thrill of our belt-fed systems at a fraction of the price of our full-feature models.”

The primary differences between the MCR® and the MCR® Lite is that the Lite model has a fixed gas port, aluminum feed tray, round feed roller housing and lighter barrel than the MCR®. Available for immediate shipment by ARES Defense and also being carried by distributors AMCHAR, RSR and others, the MCR® Lite carries an MSRP price tag of $2,995.

ARES Defense AMG-2 video demonstrating a 700-round burst can be found at the following link:

For more information, please email or contact ARES Defense by telephone at (321) 242-8410. Additional details available on the ARES Defense website:

About ARES Defense

Since its founding in 1997, ARES Defense Systems has focused on the development of military small arms and accessories of unique versatility, innovation and exceptional quality for military, law enforcement and commercial customers.  Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, ARES products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra modern facility by a highly skilled workforce.

Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast, ARES’ intense dedication to mission critical innovation has resulted in numerous patented advancements resulting in lighter, stronger, better performing weapons and accessories for the operator. To learn more about ARES Defense Systems visit

Follow ARES Defense on Facebook at, Instagram at @aresdefense, and on Twitter @ARESDefense.

Gas Pedal® Racing Team wins Triple Crown at US Nationals 2015

Posted on October 26th, 2015 by ar15news

If you are not already familiar with GoGun USA, this is a company to take note of for your next build. While GoGun USA is world renown for their pistol product, I personally have used their muzzle brakes and AR Gas Pedal a few times over the past 4 years and have been thoroughly impressed. The muzzle brakes shoot extremely flat with soft recoil and look pretty awesome as well. Read the press release below outlining their recent Triple Crown win at the US Nationals.

Gogun Press release 4Photo by Greg Skaz Photography

Frostproof Florida, October 2015, Gas Pedal Racing Team Members won an unprecedented triple win at the USPSA Open National Championship. The GoGun® USA Gas Pedal® grip was on the winning guns in Men’s, Women’s, and Junior National Titles in very hard fought competition of most of  the fastest shooters in the world.

Chris Tilley won overall and Men’s Category.  Kaci Cochran won Women’s, Kincaid Ross won Junior. All are Gas Pedal® Racing team members. Kaci dominated for her second National Title in a Row. Chris and Kincaid were very close second place winners in 2014.

The Gas Pedal® brand grip pioneered the concept of the opposable grip in pistol shooting. The opposable grip, which is fundamentally different than the classic neutral grip, has been increasingly the method of choice for some of world’s fastest shooters.

Almost a quadruple crown as the Senior Category was won by Keary Pearson who also used an opposable grip thumb assist made by another manufacturer.

Chris, Kaci, Kincaid and Keary are firm believers in the Opposable Grip method and give it credit for their improved consistency and acquisition speed.

GoGun® USA has claimed that use of the Gas Pedal® opposable grip is simply the fastest way to shoot, period. As Benny Hill, the Texas gunsmith, not the comedian says, “It aint bragging, if you can do it…. Winning don’t lie”.

GoGun® USA is also noted for its SuperComp® Rifle Muzzle brakes and also the Gas Pedal® Thumb Assist for rifle or Shotgun.

GoGun®, Gas Pedal®, and SuperComp® are registered trademarks owned by Grip Holdings, LLC. SuperComp® muzzle brakes for Rifle and Gas Pedal® thumb assist for pistol are patented. Gas Pedal® for Rifle is patent pending.

For more information please contact

See pictures on following pages

GOGUN Press Release 1

Chris Tilley Overall and Men’s winner, Center with dark jacket, on last stage of US Nationals 2015, with rest of Super Squad he beat. Rain or Shine Chris gets a good grip every time with Gas Pedal® grip.

GOGUN Press Release 1

Kaci Cochran 2014 and 2015 Women’s National champion

GOGUN Press Release 1

Kincaid Ross, 2015 Junior Winner of 2015 Nationals, and fourth overall too!

Photos used by permission of shooters. For more information please contact

Have you ever sat back and wondered “Why exactly are suppressors an NFA controlled item”? If you have you’re not alone. Suppressors do not make a weapon “silent”, they just make them quieter and in many cases quiet enough to be hearing safe. Today, the American Suppressor Association announced that the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) has been introduced into Congress by Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona. The Act, if approved, will remove the National Firearms Act (NFA) tax and replace the ATF transfer process with an instantaneous NICS background check. This means law abiding citizens would be able to purchase a suppressor in the same way they currently purchase a non-NFA firearm. We know this will be a long battle to get approved but we all need to be contacting our local representatives to make sure they know we need them to support the Hearing Protection Act or HPA. Take a moment to read through the official ASA press release below.


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) by Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05). This historic piece of legislation will remove suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA), replacing the antiquated federal transfer process with an instantaneous NICS background check. The HPA also includes a provision to refund the $200 transfer tax to applicants who purchase a suppressor after October 22, 2015.

“The American Suppressor Association believes that citizens should not have to pay a tax to protect their hearing while exercising their Second Amendment rights,” said Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of the ASA. “The removal of suppressors from the National Firearms Act has been our ultimate goal since day one. For months, we have worked alongside Rep. Salmon’s office and the National Rifle Association to craft this legislation. Although we recognize that introducing this bill is the first step in what will be a lengthy process to change federal law, we look forward to working with Rep. Salmon and the NRA to advance and ultimately enact this common-sense legislation.”

Also known as silencers, suppressors are the hearing protection of the 21st century sportsman. Despite common Hollywood-based misconceptions, the laws of physics dictate that no suppressor will ever be able to render gunfire silent. Suppressors are simply mufflers for firearms, which function by trapping the expanding gasses at the muzzle, allowing them to slowly cool in a controlled environment. On average, suppressors reduce the noise of a gunshot by 20 – 35 decibels (dB), roughly the same sound reduction as earplugs or earmuffs. In addition to hearing protection, suppressors also mitigate noise complaints from those who live near shooting ranges and hunting lands.

Unfortunately, suppressors have been federally regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act of 1934. The NFA regulates the transfer and possession of certain types of firearms and devices, including suppressors. Currently, prospective buyers must send in a Form 4 application to the ATF, pay a $200 transfer tax per suppressor, undergo the same background check that is required to purchase a machine gun, and wait months for the ATF to process and approve the paperwork. In stark contrast, many countries in Europe place no regulations on their purchase, possession, or use.

Rep. Salmon’s Hearing Protection Act will fix the flawed federal treatment of suppressors, making it easier for hunters and sportsmen to protect their hearing in the 41 states where private suppressor ownership is currently legal, and the 37 states where hunting with a suppressor is legal. This legislation will remove suppressors from the onerous requirements of the NFA, and instead require purchasers to pass an instant NICS check, the same background check that is used during the sale of long guns. In doing so, law-abiding citizens will remain free to purchase suppressors, while prohibited persons will continue to be barred from purchasing or possessing these accessories.


The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor industry. Our mission is to unite and advocate for the common interests of suppressor manufacturers, distribu­tors, dealers, and consumers. To accomplish our mission, our principal initiatives focus on state lobbying, federal lobbying, public education, and industry research.

The ASA is a sponsorship driven organization. Without the help of the following sponsors, this legislation would not have been possible: AcuSport, SilencerCo, Silencer Shop, Daniel Defense, Gemtech, Yankee Hill Machine Co., Thunder Beast Arms Corporation, Advanced Armament Corporation, Federal Premium Ammunition ®, Vortex Optics, Dakota Silencer, Freedom Munitions, and Liberty Suppressors.

For more information on how you can join the ASA, and help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors, please visit

NEW!! BCM KMR-Alpha Rail

Posted on October 20th, 2015 by ar15news

Bravo Company USA has just announced their new BCM KMR-Alpha rail is now shipping. Although the appearance is unchanged, the new KMR-Alpha is made from an Aircraft Grade Aluminum alloy vs the Magnesium alloy the current KMR is made of. Take a minute to read about the new KMR-Alpha rail and check out the pictures below.

BCM KMR-Alpha Rail 1

Shipping Now !

The definitive modular combat rail is now also available in an Aircraft Grade Aluminum alloy. With seven mounting surfaces, the KMR-Alpha is a modular handguard that uses the KeyMod system to attach accessories such as lights, lasers, vertical grips, handstops and more.

BCM KMR-Alpha Rail 1

Utilizing the same patented (US 8904691) free float barrel nut lock up, the KMR-Alpha uses the identical mounting hardware as the original KMR. This new addition to the KMR family only weighs 6 ounces plus 2.2 ounces for barrel nut and hardware (Note: KMR-A10).

Each KMR-Alpha includes a BCM® KeyMod QD Sling Mount and is available in 15″, 13″ and 10″ as well as 9″, 8″ and 7″ sizes.

KeyMod is the industry standard for a repeat zero modular system. KeyMod mates the handguard and the accessory with a chamfered interface that self-aligns for consistent, repeatable mounting. This self-aligning interface is the same basis for the Picatinny 1913 rail system proven in combat by the US Military since 9/11.

BCM KMR-Alpha Rail 2

The KMR uses a patented lock up system where self-locking cross bolts apply force at the 12:00 position of the handguard equally distributing force around the surface area of the rail. This also insures continuous top center alignment of the rail and mitigates forwards/backwards movement of the handguard when the weapon system is fired.

BCM KMR-Alpha Rail 1

Special Introductory SALE Pricing !

KMR-A15, $199.95

KMR-A13, $189.95

KMR-A10, $179.95

KMR-A9, $176.95

KMR-A8, $171.95

KMR-A7, $171.95

And ALL KMR-A Handguards include a FREE BCM KeyMod Sling Mount! (a $20 retail value!)

The new KMR-Alpha rail from Bravo Company USA is available for purchase now at

Hexmag Introduces New Dark Gray Magazine

Posted on October 19th, 2015 by ar15news

Today, Hexmag introduced a new magazine color to the lineup. The Hexmag Dark Gray magazine is available for purchase now, making the available colors Black, FDE, OD Green and now Dark Gray. The Dark Gray Hexmag will look great with many other Dark Gray accessories on the market. Hexmag Dark Gray magazines are available in 30 round, 15 round and 10 round capacities. (Shown with optional Hexmag Grip Tape). Personally, I think the Dark Gray mag with the Hexmag Grip Tape looks sweet. For more information go to

hexmag dark gray ar15 magazine 3

hexmag dark gray ar15 magazine 3

Hexmag Gray AR15 magazine 1


First two photos courtesy of Tracerx.  You can follow him on his Facebook or Instagram.



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