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WIN A FREE JMT GEN2 80% LOWER!

Posted on October 17th, 2014 by ar15news

Everybody loves a chance to win something free! I happened to run across a post on the James Madison Tactical Facebook page showing that right now JMT is giving away 10 of their new Gen2 80% Lowers. You basically have to own and have finished one of their Gen1 or Gen2 80% lowers and make a video of it. Obviously the more creative you are the better your chance of catching their attention and winning another JMT lower. Read below for more information on this giveaway. 

JMT Gen2 Lower Giveaway

Be sure to follow James Madison Tactical on Facebook and visit their website at www.JamesMadisonTactical.com.

Adams Arms .308 Piston Driven Rifle – Now Taking Pre-Orders

Posted on October 2nd, 2014 by ar15news

We predicted 2014 would huge for the AR-10 / .308 AR market and the new Adams Arms .308 Piston Driven Rifle is the perfect way to top off the year of some awesome .308 components. This new .308 Piston rifle from Adams Arms weighs very similar to many of the AR’s in my own personal collection which is pretty impressive since most .308 AR’s weight a pound or two more than their 5.56 counterpart. Adams Arms just opened up the pre-order of these that will allow you to put a deposit down to reserve the serial number of your choice up to 500. Pre-order details, specs and pics are below. 

Adams Arms is proud to announce the Introduction of our Revolutionary new Piston Driven Small Frame .308 Rifle! With our years research and development we’ve engineered the finest .308 to ever hit the market. Weighing in at under 8 pounds and more than 50% reciprocal to standard AR-15 components, the new Defender and Defender Enhanced rifles will be setting a new standard in the firearms industry.

Adams Arms 308 Piston AR Rifle 1 Adams Arms 308 Piston AR Rifle 1 Adams Arms 308 Piston AR Rifle 1

The lineup includes 4 models with options and price points from entry level all the way to our FAST model which will be able to outperform and outlast anything on the market. With MSRPs ranging from $1329.99 to $2999.99 we have a model to fit every need and budget.

All Rifles will Feature:

Voodoo Innovations Melonited Barrels
-  Guaranteed 1 MOA Accuracy for Life
–  Pressure Relief Cuts under the Barrel Extension

LifeCoat Brass Saver Bolts
-  Kidney Shaped Ejector
–  Proprietary design that allows brass to Eject Cleanly and Efficiently, while preserving it for reloading
–  LifeCoat Coating
–  This provides the Lubricity of the Nickel with the Corrosion Resistance and Hardness of the PVD, increasing the life of the part exponentially
-  Electro-less Nickel Base Coating
-  PVD Top-Coating

Other VDI LifeCoated Parts:

Nickel Base/PVD Top-Coat
-  XLP Adjustable Gas Block and Selector (on Free-Float Models)

Melonite
-  Picatinny Adjustable Gas Block (on Standard & MOE Models)
-  Drive Rod
–  Jet Comp (on Free-Float Models)
-  Cam Pin

PVD
-  1 Piece Bolt Carrier
–  Firing Pin
–  Fire Control Group

This pre-order is for the limited edition run of BILLET lower receivers with serial numbers 10 through 500. 

Reserve your .308 now! 

A deposit secures your billet lower and preferred serial number (if available, first come first serve). We will begin shipping the rifles in November and will be contacting each customer for their preferred configuration of each person’s custom selected serial number. There will be four models to choose from, these rifles will have a MSRP range from $1,329.99 to $2,999.99. Your deposit will go towards the final purchase price of the rifle.

Pre-orders are first come, first serve. The deposit is non-refundable and is due at the time of checkout to secure your custom picked number and will be used as a credit towards the final purchase price of the rifle. The rifle MUST be shipped to an FFL dealer of your choice.

Please use this link to access the pre-order: http://www.adamsarms.net/308-complete-rifle-pre-order

James Madison Tactical receives ATF/FTB Determination letter

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by ar15news

(Richland, WA) James Madison Tactical LLC, manufacturer of the finest AR-15 polymer 80% lower receiver on the market today, has received the important ATF/FTB determination letter stating that the JMT80 AR-15 polymer 80% lower receiver is NOT classified as a firearm as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(3) and complies with the Gun Control Act of 1968.

James Madison Tactical customers, past and future, can own a JMT80 AR-15 80% lower receiver with confidence. AR-15 enthusiasts are encouraged to ask their supplier for a copy of their manufacturer’s ATF/FTB determination letter before making their next AR-15 80% lower receiver purchase.

James Madison Tactical Gen 2 Polymer Lower

To view the James Madison Tactical ATF/FTB determination letter visit

www.jamesmadisontactical.com

James Madison Tactical Contact Information: Dan Hanchette, Dan@JamesMadisonTactical.com, 509-392-7500.

NEW!! Badrock Tactical 12″ & 15″ Free Float KeyMod Rail

Posted on September 8th, 2014 by ar15news

Badrock Tactical has just introduced their new 12″ and 15″ Free Float KeyMod rails. I’ve recently became aware of and started working with Badrock Tactical and they really seem to build some sweet rifles. Now add these awesome rails to the lineup and they’ve really got you covered. These new rails have KeyMod slots at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock spots as well as at the 45 degree angles as well, plus there are short picatinny rail sections up front on the sides of the rail. As mentioned, they are being offered in 12″ and 15″ length models. Both models will be available in Black, Gray, Camo, Pink Type III Hard Coat Anodize as well as a Raw unfinished version for you DIY’ers. These rails are light on weight but are also light on your wallet coming in at just $165 for the 12″ and just $175 for the 15″. Check out the pics and details below. 

Badrock Tactical KeyMod Rail 1Badrock Tactical KeyMod Rail 1Badrock Tactical KeyMod Rail 1

We are pleased to introduce the Badrock Tactical AR 15 Platform Free Float Hand Guard. As with all of our products, they are manufactured under some of the tightest quality and tolerance metrics in the industry using aircraft grade 6061 T6 billet aluminum for the hand guard and 7075 T6 for the barrel nut. These units feature Keymod slots at the standard 3, 6 and 9 O’Clock positions as well as Keymod on the 45 degree angle surfaces for maximum functionality and flexibility for whatever purpose your rifle will serve. In addition to the Keymod slots (which all double as standard Quick Detach QD) you will find traditional QD holes mounted at 3 and 9 O’Clock at the base of the hand guard and 1913 Picatinny Mil-Spec Rails machined in at 3 and 9 O’Clock at the muzzle end of the hand guard. Our unique design allows for contoured fit for the operator’s hand that is easy to grip and comfortable to shoot. These will be offered in Type III Hard Anodize in Black, Grey, Camo, Pink and Clear. We will initially offer these in 12” and 15”, with a 9” version on the horizon.

Purchase the new 12″ and 15″ Badrock Tactical KeyMod rail at www.BadrockTactical.com.

Special Ops Tactical Aurora Elite 14.5 rifle

It’s pretty apparent that current political events have spurned lots of demand for a multitude of firearms and it’s no secret that AR15 modern sporting rifles have been a top choice and seller in the United States for the last several years.  Consequently, Special Ops Tactical has announced their new financing program geared for their retail customers and Law Enforcement Officers implementing an added incentive to get the dream rifle, pistol or gear you’ve always wanted up to $7,500.00

Located In Central Florida Apopka – Special Ops Tactical designs and manufactures some of the finest firearms and accessories made, along with their custom upper and rifle builder feature on their website which is about as computer age as it gets; SOT is proud to announce their new financing program.

Special Ops Tactical provides customers with a wide array of top quality products from which to choose and now with the option to finance, products that may have been previously out of reach, are very obtainable. This program is now fully launched and live on the Special Ops Tactical website (www.SpecialOpsTactical.com) and offers 60 second approval with quick turnaround times. The program offers a tiered APR and term offerings based on FICO and other credit factors. Many customers have already taken advantage of this new financing program, and we are excited that it will allow more people to own some of the finest firearms made to date.

SOT/Special Ops Tactical

President and CEO, Garrett Potter, who founded Special Ops Tactical is dedicated to building the best rifle possible at a fair price.  We give attention to detail with everything we do. Providing high quality gear and excellent customer service is a must!  Our continued goal is to produce reliable and ruggedly built firearms that have the most cutting edge design and to always serve our customers the way that we would like to be treated if we were the customer!

For complete information on financing, visit www.SpecialOpsTactical.com.

Special Ops Tactical Financing Banner

HK MR556A1-SD Rifle and Suppressor Available at Rainier Arms

Posted on August 11th, 2014 by ar15news

Heckler & Koch (HK) and Operator Suppressor Systems Inc. (OSS) have teamed up to bring the ultimate complete package to market. Their pairing has birthed the HK MR556A1-SD, which is a package combination of the amazing HK MR556A1 rifle, the new HK MRS KeyMod rail and the new OSS Suppressor giving you the already proven quality and reliability of the HK MR556A1 rifle with a more comfortable, usable design. This could quite possibly be the coolest thing I’ve seen all year.

HK MR556A1-SD : OSS Suppressor 2 HK MR556A1-SD : OSS Suppressor 2

The new HK suppressed MR556A1-SD is equipped with a cutting edge next generation of suppressor technology from Operators Suppressor Systems Inc. (OSS). It is coupled with HK’s unique new Modular Rail System (MRS) to provide the shooter with a high performance integrated weapon system.

The modular rail system (MRS) for the MR556-SD allows the shooter to place individual rail components and accessories anywhere along the length of the seven free sides of the forearm using the slotted interface. HK has been working with OSS to develop the next generation of advanced suppressors for the HK MR series of rifles and carbines.

These suppressors are comprised of two modules, a Back Pressure Regulator (BPR) and a Signature Reduction Module (SRM)™. The BPR1425™ on the MR556A1-SD captures and controls expanding gases instead of simply trapping the gas with baffles. To further reduce the sound signature of the MR556 and eliminate flash, the OSS SRM4 module can be added to the end of the BPR1425.

HK MR556A1-SD : OSS Suppressor 2HK MR556A1-SD : OSS Suppressor 2

Important Features of the MR556A1-SD MODULAR RAIL SYSTEM (MRS)

  • Repeatable rail segment mounting in any position along the 14 inch forearm (9 inch MRS also available)
  • Self-captured rail segment hardware
  • Two integrated Quick Detachable (QD) sling attachment points just forward of the receiver
  • Optional positionable QD mount attachment
  • Octagon profile allows the OSS suppressor to be installed/removed with the rail in place
  • MRS provides more comfort to the shooter’s support hand

OSS SUPPRESSOR

Typical 18 dB reduction with the BPR module installed without SRM Less than an inch of increased weapon length with just the BPR Eliminates up to 95% of the back pressure created by traditional suppressors Attenuates the noise signature without adversely affecting the operating system Redirection of expanding gas within the BPR reduces felt recoil and muzzle rise Greatly reduces weapon fouling Little increase in bolt speed Reduces component wear and overheating common to legacy suppressor designs Reduction in back pressure greatly diminishes toxic gases expelled back at the shooter Better weapon balance with over the barrel mounting of the BPR module Typical sound reductions measured at the shooter’s ear with the BPR and SRM4 installed <139 dB Components are designed to self-tighten during firing to prevent loosening Little to no impact shift transitioning from just BPR to BPR and SRM Typical MRTF (mean rounds to failure) 8000 rounds, semi-automatic Internal parts on both the BPR and SRM can be replaced

The HK MR556A1-SD gives the shooter the same outstanding MR rifle performance with the added benefit of more ergonomic handling and noise comfort of the new MRS rail system and OSS advanced sound suppression.

HK MR556A1-SD : OSS Suppressor 1

Obviously with a suppressor being part of the HK MR556A1-SD package you will have to wait a number of months before your paperwork comes back from the ATF, so the earlier you get in on this the better. Right now Rainier Arms has Serial Numbers on hand for Form 3 Transfers and is one of the only places you can order this kit right now. Check it out at www.RainierArms.com

NEW!! 9mm AR-15 Buffer from Blitzkrieg Components

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by ar15news

Blitzkrieg Components is primarily best known for their awesome mil spec replacement Chevron front sight posts. Recently they surprised everyone with their new 9mm AR-15 AKTIVE Buffer. The new AKTIVE buffer is designed to cushion the impact between the rear of the Bolt Carrier and the front of the Buffer, dampen the impact at the rear of the Buffer Tube and it also forces the 9mm Bolt Carrier to line up concentric to the inside of the Buffer Tube. All of these things combined reduce felt recoil, helps keep your sights on target for faster followup shots and reduces wear on the firearm. It also makes shooting your 9mm more enjoyable as it will run smoother and quieter. I don’t personally have a 9mm AR…yet…but as soon as I do I will be picking one of these up. Check out the details below. Awesome pics courtesy of Jody Lewis. 

Blitzkrieg 9mm AR Buffer 1

Blitzkrieg Components partnered with CTS Engineering to develop a 9mm AR-15 buffer using CTS’s Patent Pending AKTIVE Buffer Technology. The AKTIVE Buffer design uses a solid Stainless Steel buffer body and a 2-stage buffering action to cushion the impact of the Bolt/Bolt Carrier. The buffer has a hard polymer piston head at the front that encloses a captured elastomer shock absorber and has an improved rear bumper. The 2-stage action consists of the piston head compressing the internal elastomer shock absorber, followed by the compression of the rear bumper, creating a much softer impact at the rear of the buffer tube.

Blitzkrieg 9mm AR Buffer 1

The impact of the bolt on the barrel as it goes forward into battery is also less than with a conventional weighted buffer or solid buffer. The hard polymer piston head has been redesigned to support the unique 9mm AR-15 application. It accommodates the solid rear profile of 9mm AR-15 bolts and it provides optimal alignment at all times within the buffer tube. Furthermore, the polymer piston head eliminates buffer tube wear and runs completely quiet. The rear bumper is not only more substantial than a convention bumper, but it is secured to the stainless buffer body with a bolt instead of a flimsy roll pin. The blowback operation of the 9mm AR-15 drives a very heavy bolt (normally16 ounces) much harder than a standard AR-15 BCG and it needs to be dampened as much as possible to optimize the system, reduce wear on the firearm and reduce recoil and sight movement.

Blitzkrieg 9mm AR Buffer 1

Blitzkrieg 9mm AR Buffer 1

The design is simple, yet very effective and will feel softer and run quieter than any conventional AR buffer. Spring noise is also eliminated using this buffer. Most spring noise on 9mm AR15s comes from the abrupt stop of a conventional buffer causing spring vibration. Our buffer dampens the impact for a soft landing which completely eliminates this vibration and noise. The length of this buffer stops the bolt just behind the bolt catch on a 9mm AR-15 without the need for a spacer. We recommend pairing this buffer with our 9mm AR-15 carbine buffer spring or a high quality .308 AR-10 carbine spring to sufficiently slow the rearward bolt velocity. Our high performance buffer springs are available separately as well as in buffer/spring combinations for the ultimate in strength, consistency and extremely long service life. 

Length: 3.93″ 
Weight: 5.2 ounces

Available for purchase now at www.BlitzkriegComponents.com.

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About the Photographer:  Jody Lewis is a professional photographer based in the PNW who has articles published on many of the popular websites including RECOIL-WEB and Guns & Tactics Magazine. He is also the Director of Operations and Business Development for Defense Marketing Group. You can follow him on his page XFIREPIX on Facebook.

NEW!! Grey Ghost Gear JED Bail Out Bag

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by ar15news

The Grey Ghost JED Bail Out Bag is designed to be an all-in-one solution for getting out of trouble fast during vehicle operations. Whether going fully armored or low profile civilian style, the JED Bag is a perfect fit.

Grey Ghost Gear JED Bail Out Bag 2

The Bail Out Bag is configured with plenty of room for whatever you might need to carry, with multiple interior mesh pockets, elastic loops for four 40mm rounds and a zipper that runs the full length of the bag for fast access to everything inside.

Grey Ghost Gear JED Bail Out Bag 3

Grey Ghost Gear JED Bail Out Bag 3

Grey Ghost Gear JED Bail Out Bag 3

The outside of the bag has sections of loop material for attaching hook backed pouches like those from Orange Diamond Concealment, the Tactical Tailor Low-Vis line or other similar pouches from other manufacturers.

Grey Ghost Gear JED Bail Out Bag 1

Unlike other go-bags on the market, the Grey Ghost JED Bail Out Bag is designed to be fought from, without getting hung up on unnecessary ‘cool’ features that aren’t so cool if they get in the way in a firefight. Despite rumors to the contrary, the JED was not named for the Clampett patriarch (though we like Buddy Ebsen as much as the next guy). No, JED stands for Jim Erwin Developed – and you may rest assured that Erwin’s time working for JSOC helped him design a bada$$ bag.

Available for purchase now for a special introductory price at www.GreyGhostGear.com.

DRD Tactical Announces the M762 Semi-Auto Pistol

Posted on July 31st, 2014 by ar15news

DRD Tactical M762 Semi-Auto Pistol

7.62 NATO Caliber, Brief Case Pistol

DRD Tactical M762 Pistol 1

DRD Tactical announces the release of the M762 Pistol, a quick takedown, semi-automatic Pistol chambered in 7.62 NATO/.308 win, which can be assembled from its brief case size hard-case without any tools, in less than a minute.

DRD Tactical M762 Pistol 1

DRD Tactical M762 Pistol 1

The M762 is built on billet lower and upper receivers, uses Magpul 308 PMags or DPMS pattern metal magazine, comes with a MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny 13” QD Rail with mounting holes on 3 sides for Magpul L-4 Rail Panels.

Comes standard with 2-20rd Magpul Pmags, hard case with custom cut foam with pistol tray insert, Lothar-Walther 12” Stainless Steel LW50 barrel, Sig SB15 Pistol Brace, Noveske KX3 Flash Suppressor, Nickel Boron coated BCG and Magpul MOE Grip. Please visit www.drdtactical.com for more information.

MSRP $2995

Adams Arms Makes BOLD Move to Dominate the Market

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by ar15news

Big things are happening in the halls of Adams Arms these days. Today they have the ability to take superior products to the market at industry leading prices. A recent move to bring production in house coupled with increasing overall productivity allows them to pass savings directly to customers. While traditional piston systems can cost an average of $1,200-$1,600, the Adams Arms base piston rife now has a MSRP of just $995. These prices allow the company to compete with lower priced, traditional rifle systems, while still offering consumers the ability to afford high-quality piston rifles, parts and accessories.

Adams Arms President and CEO Michael Froning commented, “We are extremely excited to be able to reset the bar from a product cost standpoint while delivering the highest quality products on the market. While the industry is seeing reduced prices to combat lagging sales, we have been able to drive our costs down significantly and pass on savings of over 20% to the consumer”

The company also announced exciting new upcoming projects to include:

* .308 Rifles

* Pistols

* .22 Rifles

* Shotguns

* Custom Slides

* Projectiles

* Accessories

More news on the release of these products is expected in the next few weeks.

Adams Arms Press Release

Established in 2007, Adams Arms began with an innovative design that improved the operating system of AR style rifles. The Adams Arms Retrofit Kit provided users the ability to upgrade their existing direct impingement rifles to a piston operated system in a mere thirty minutes or less using a 3/4 inch wrench and hammer. They received a patent in 2008 and gained major OEM partnerships which quickly made their system the number one piston system on the market with more than three times the OEM contracts of competitors.

By 2011 they were building their own upper assemblies and within a year manufacturing complete rifles. Adams Arms’ growth skyrocketed as they acquired their largest OEM manufacturer allowing them to produce the majority of their parts in-house. Adams Arms also develops and utilizes some of the most technologically advanced manufacturing processes, machining techniques and coatings, including QPQ, PVDs and Nickels, that far exceed Mil-Spec standards for quality and performance.

They launched VooDoo Innovations, a sister company, in 2013. VooDoo brings high end coatings and processes to the direct impingement market. With so much growth, a major decision was made to purchase $4 million in manufacturing assets. New equipment and the addition of key leadership and industry hires resulted in more than 75% of production moving in-house. Distribution channels were expanded to new distributors, buying groups, direct dealers and website retail sales.

This year they have continued to streamline production and grow their line with products such as:
-  XLP Low Profile Gas Block
-  C.O.R. Rifle
-  Ultra Lite Advanced Dissipator
-  Line of 300 BLK Products
-  VooDoo Rail System
-  VooDoo Innovations LifeCoat Parts

For more information about Adams Arms and their products, visit www.adamsarms.net or email sales@adamsarms.net.

**Photo courtesy of 47 Images Photography.**

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