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ATF 41P: What It Is and Why You Want to Know About It

Posted on April 25th, 2015 by ar15news

FACT: Depending on what state you live in, you can possess silencers/suppressors, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, machine guns, destructive devices, and the “Any Other Weapon” firearms.

SIG MPX SBR With suppressor

FACT: The White House and the ATF has been trying since late 2013 to put complete control over whether or not you can exercise your right to own these in the hands of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of your area.

NFA-ATF41P

Commonly known as ATF 41P, under the unprecedented number of executive actions President Obama announced, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives seeks to make a change to the framework that will require every person, regardless of whether you are applying as an individual or under any type of entity such as a corporation, LLC, limited partnership, or trust to submit 2 sets of photographs taken within 1 year, 2 sets of FBI approved fingerprints, a check for $200 (or $5 if transferring an AOW), plus the signature of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in your area before the tax stamp which permits the ability to purchase or build these highly regulated firearms will be issued.

Should the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) refuse to sign, and even if you can pass the extensive background check for which you are submitting to the ATF, you will not be allowed to complete the application. This places an enormous amount of power in the hands of a person whose personal opinions, prejudices, and political motivations will be the ultimate deciding factor in whether or not you will be able to exercise your 2nd Amendment right to own any of these firearms. Until now, people who faced an uncooperative CLEO turned to the additional expense of creating trusts, corporations, or LLCs -which did not require the signature – in order to proceed with the application. If this proposition passes, this alternative will no longer be an option unless you live in only a handful of states that have laws on the books that compel the CLEO to sign.

This potential change has been delayed 3 times already, and the latest update has a decision that could be announced next month. This gives you enough time to get the ball rolling with a trust and submit your applications before the regulation is passed.

My suggestion is to do the exact same thing I did and get an NFA Trust now and get working on registering your new SBR, Suppressor, etc. There are many avenues of doing this wether it be online or in person with an attorney. I have personally and know many more people who have used Coyote Rifleworks for their NFA Trust and used it to 100% success. What makes it work so well is that with Coyote Rifleworks you actually fill out the important information on their website and then they send you a completed NFA Trust instead of a blank NFA Trust or a copy of an NFA Trust for you to fill out like many other companies do. It costs just $95 too which is pretty awesome. Check them out at www.CoyoteRifleworks.com.

No matter what, if you don’t take the opportunity to build an SBR, Suppressor, etc. and continue to put it off, you might decide to do it when its finally too late. There are many people in this country that want to take away your right to do so and they’ll do it by any means necessary.  

**NOTE: This is not a sponsored post or a post that I was paid to make. This is a post for you and I who are citizens of the United States of America that need to know what’s going on and what rights our government is trying to take away from us.  –  Ben

ODIN Works B1 Low Profile KeyMod Handstop

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Shortly after SHOT Show 2015 I received a small little box in the mail from ODIN Workswith a really cool little KeyMod handstop inside of it. I was told to wait until they introduced it to post pics of it so I have been waiting. Not sure if there was ever a specific release date on it but I noticed that they were shown in-stock on their website and thought I would share a few pics of mine. 

The B1 Handstop is machined from aluminum but is still lightweight because it is pretty tiny. At first I thought it was going to be too small but once you install it and place your hand on it, it works great. You basically place your Pinky and Ring Finger on the angled portion with  your middle finger against the front of the handstop. Kind of reminds me of a miniature version of the AFG.

ODIN Works B1 KeyMod Handstop 1

I have had mine installed on a Geissele SMR MK4 ever since I received it and really like it. One of the features I like most about it is that it is very small. Being that its made of aluminum, its super solid as well. 

ODIN Works B1 KeyMod Handstop 1ODIN Works B1 KeyMod Handstop 1

The ODIN Works B1 KeyMod Handstop can be purchased for $49 at www.ODINWorks.com. If you’re looking to save a few bucks on it, I noticed you can also get them at www.RainierArms.com.

I held off on posting about PSA’s new EPT for a few reasons. One, the first run sold out extremely fast so I was waiting for it to come back in-stock. Two, the name is a bit misleading as it does not double as an Emergency Pregnancy Test. “Ba Dum Tsh” Okay, so really it was just for the first reason but now that the PSA EPT is back in-stock I figured it was a good time to tell you about it. 

PSA’s EPT starts out as a standard single-stage government-style fire control group. They then finely polish the contact surfaces and then coat the hammer and trigger in a super slick nickel finish. They say the result is “a trigger that is substantially smoother than mil-spec”. It is also a very affordable upgrade at just $39.99.

match_grade_trigger_kit8000

I think this would be an interesting product to test up against the ALG Defense QMS and especially the ACT Trigger. ALG Defense Triggers tend to cost a little bit more ($45 for QMS and $65 for ACT) but you can typically find a deal with free shipping etc. While I am always looking for a great deal, I think I would still go with the ALG Defense ACT or QMS triggers knowing that they are tuned by Geissele and I have had great experience with them so far. However, if I were looking for the absolute best price on an upgraded trigger group, I would not hesitate to give the new PSA EPT a try. Check them out at www.PalmettoStateArmory.com.

Shadow Valley Weapons SVCOMP Intro Pricing Ending Soon

Posted on April 22nd, 2015 by ar15news

Shadow Valley Weapons introduced their awesome SVCOMP a little while ago and have been offering it at an introductory price of $75 with Free Shipping. Unfortunately the Intro Pricing time period will be ending this week. You have until Friday (4/24/15) to place your order and get it at the Intro Price.

The SVCOMP is much more than just a compensator for your 5.56 AR-15. It also features a Wire Cutting Channel and a built in S7 Tool Steel Glass Breaker for shattering car windows, etc. Check out the pics and performance videos below. You can order your SVCOMP at www.ShadowValleyWeapons.com.

SVW SVCOMP 1Photo by Crossfire Photography

SVW SVCOMP 1Photo by Crossfire Photography

SMOS ARMS “Sugarpine Mine” 14″ Rails for $100

Posted on April 17th, 2015 by ar15news

SMOS ARMS, one of the best kept secrets of the firearms industry, is located very close to the current standoff between Sugarpine Mine and the BLM (Bureau of Land Management). Sugarpine Mine has been in operation since the 1870’s but recently received a “cease and desist” order from the BLM and many people are expecting this to be similar to the Bundy Ranch showdown. SMOS ARMS is offering the first production run of their new AR Handguard Kits as a limited edition 14 inch “Sugarpine Mine” rail for just $100. All proceeds will go to support the claim owners and the Oath Keepers who have set up camp to help protect the miners. To order a rail, send an email to chris@smosarms.com.

You can follow SMOS ARMS at the following:
SMOSARMS.com

SMOS ARMS Facebook
SMOS ARMS Instagram

SMOS ARMS Sugarpine Mine Rails 2

SMOS ARMS Sugarpine Mine Rails 2

SMOS ARMS Sugarpine Mine Rails 2

SMOS arms is a proud supporter of our constitutional rights. If you are not aware of the Sugarpine mine situation that is currently taking place here in josephine county, please educate yourselves. It will ultimately affect all of us, no matter where you live.

To support the claim owners George Backes, Rick Berclay and their protectors, the Oath keepers. SMOS arms is offering our first production run AR handgaurd kits in a limited supply for a $100.00 bill. 100% of the proceeds will be put forth towards the needs of the claim owners, and the Oath Keepers.

Thank you for your support in this matter.
SMOS arms

Please contact Chris
At chris@smosarms.com

NEW!! VG6 Precision “CAGE” Blast Diverter

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by ar15news

VG6 Precision has just announced that their new CAGE Device is now shipping to their dealers to fill backorders and should be up on their website very soon. The CAGE is a different take on one of the most popular AR accessories right now…the Blast Diverter. VG6 decided to go a little bit of a different route. Instead of adding a large cone around the muzzle device, which can effect the performance of it, they created a device that disrupts the expanding gas coming out of the sides of their two chamber muzzle devices, greatly reducing the concussion. This is going to be a great middle ground option between a standard brake and a muzzle shroud. Check out the pics below. More information and video available at www.VG6Precision.com.

VG6 CAGE RAW Gamma Epsilon1

Shown here before Black Nitride finish with the EPSILON and GAMMA brakes

 

VG6 CAGE on Epsilon RAW1

Raw finish on EPSILON.

 

VG6 CAGE on Epsilon1

CAGE with Black Nitride Finish on EPSILON

 

VG6 CAGE on GAMMA1

CAGE with Black Nitride Finish on GAMMA

MILSPORT ARMS 80% Lower Receiver Intro Price – $49.95

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by ar15news

Rainier Arms is known for only selling the best of the best products. You won’t find anything other than above average quality items there. When I saw that they were selling the new MILSPORT ARMS 80% 7075-T6 lower receivers I checked with the guys at Rainier Arms and they were really excited to have access to these very high quality lowers. Many people mistake the idea of an 80% lower as “a way to save money” when in reality it has nothing to do with that. It’s all about providing a way for law abiding citizens to exercise their right to build a non-serialized firearm. They are not sold in as high of quantity so they typically cost a bit more. However, Rainier Arms is offering these at an introductory price. Normal MSRP will be $90 but right now they get to offer the first run of them for just $49.95. Details and purchase link are below. I’ve also put a link to what I personally have seen to be the best machining jig on the market that will help you finish any lower in about an hour with just a hand drill and a router with amazing results.

MILSPORT ARMS 80percent Lower 2

MILSPORT ARMS 80percent Lower 2

M.S.R.P $89.95

These 80% AR-15 Lower receivers are forged in the US and are machined to mil-spec tolerances. Build your next custom rifle using a quality machined Milsport lower that are proven and tested.

Features:
—  Radius are machined and blended
–  7075-T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
–  Mil-Spec Precision Machining
–  Flared Magwell
–  Front magwell is textured for grip enhancement
–  No FFL Required
–  Made in the USA

The operations left to be completed are as follows:
—  fire control well
–  trigger pin hole
–  hammer pin
–  trigger hole
–  safety selector hole

This is a not an FFL item. This is not a complete receiver and still requires machining to assemble a working firearm.

The MILSPORT ARMS 80% Lower Receiver can be purchased for a limited time at just $49.95. http://www.rainierarms.com/milsport-ar-15-80-lower-receiver-raw

If you are looking for hands down the best machining jig out there, the Universal EASY JIG from 80 Percent Arms is it! http://www.80percentarms.com/collections/lower-jigs/products/80-ar-15-easy-jig

Many of us are what our friends at Jerking The Trigger refer to as an “AR Pistolero”. Meaning we have one…or more…AR Pistols in our collection of Firearms. AR Pistols started gaining in popularity when Sig Sauer introduced the SB15 Arm Brace because everyone saw the “possibilities” that it represented. It wasn’t until the ATF gave us their approval (which has since been rescinded, not sure why we even asked for permission) to fire an AR Pistol equipped with an SB15 Arm Brace from the shoulder that their popularity shot through the roof. The SB15 was and still is pretty difficult to install, bulky, heavy and most of all, expensive. Recently KAK Industry secured the distribution rights to the new Shockwave Blade AR Pistol Stabilizer which addresses all of those issues many people had with the SB15. They have also produced a new AR Pistol Buffer Tube called the Shockwave that is designed to work flawlessly with the Blade. We’ve received a kit to try out so below you’ll see pictures of the install and a comparison between the SB15 and Blade kits.

THE KIT AND INSTALLATION

KAK Industry sells all of the new Shockwave components separately and as a Shockwave Package complete kit, which is what we received. The kit includes the new Shockwave AR Pistol Buffer Tube, Castle Nut, End Plate, Buffer, Buffer Spring, the Blade stabilizer and a copy of the Blade approval letter from the ATF. 

KAK Shockwave Blade 1

Many AR Pistol buffer tubes just simply tighten down without the use of Castle Nut. The Shockwave Buffer Tube was designed to use any mil spec End Plate and a Castle Nut like your traditional AR. This gives you the most solid lockup and allows you to stake the castle nut in place.

KAK Shockwave Blade 1

As you can see in the picture below, the Shockwave AR Pistol Buffer Tube that KAK Industry designed was made with 12 dimples on the bottom (6 o’clock) of the tube. These dimples allow you to adjust the Blade stabilizer to any of the 12 spots and lock it in place using the set screw retention system.

KAK Shockwave Blade 1

KAK Shockwave Blade 1

KAK Shockwave Blade 1

To lock the Blade in place, find the desired length of pull, turn the AR Pistol upside down and line the set screw channel over the corresponding dimple on the buffer tube, insert the set screw and hand tighten. Once the set screw is in place, the Blade cannot slide forward or back and cannot spin on the tube like the SB15 has been known to do.

KAK Shockwave Blade 1

KAK Shockwave Blade 1

That’s really all there is to installing the KAK Shockwave Kit and Blade. As you can see it looks great on my 7.5″ 300BLK AR Pistol. I assumed there would be some play between the Blade stabilizer and the Shockwave buffer tube but with the use of the set screw there seriously is ZERO movement when I try to wiggle it or spin it. Its pretty impressive. 

KAK Shockwave Blade 1

THE BLADE VS THE SB15

You’re probably like me and want to see how the Blade setup compares to an SB15 setup so I went ahead and did that for us. 

WEIGHT: The Blade is made of a hard polymer like many AR accessories and is much lighter than the SB15. Combine that with the weight savings of using the new Shockwave Tube over using the popular Super Sig Tube and you’re over a half pound lighter already.

—  KAK Shockwave Buffer Tube:  4.6 ounces
—  Blade AR Pistol Stabilizer:  5 ounces
–  Combined weight:  9.6 ounces

—  KAK Super Sig Tube:  6.3 ounces
—  SIG SB15 Arm Brace:  12.1 ounces
–  Combined weight:  18.4 ounces

ADJUSTMENTS: The Sig SB15 can slide forward and back on a buffer tube but is not as solid the further back you position it. Many companies have tried to address that issue by making different buffer tubes that are longer like the Super Sig Tube (shown below). The Blade and Shockwave Tube however can be adjusted all the way forward towards the receiver for a super compact setup and adjusted all the way back to the last set screw position without compromising its solid lockup and all with the same buffer tube.

KAK Blade Vs SB15 1

SIZE: As we mentioned earlier, the SB15 was always kind of bulky and awkward. The Blade is the exact opposite of that. It is not only light weight but it is compact. If you look at the pictures below you will see a good comparison and that SB15 is much wider than the Blade.

KAK Blade Vs SB15 2

KAK Blade Vs SB15 3

Overall, my initial impression of the KAK Shockwave Kit and Blade AR Stabilizer is very positive. As we all know, the recent ATF decision on how you are allowed to fire an AR Pistol  has made some people less interested in building an AR Pistol. I can’t recommend shoulder firing an AR Pistol but I can recommend “There’s 1/8 of an inch between the stock and my shoulder” and “Don’t shoot with any ATF Agents”. :) While I totally agree that there’s nothing quite like owning an actual SBR, there are plenty of good reasons to own an AR Pistol other than to shoulder fire it such as transportation across state lines, carrying loaded in your vehicle in most states with your CCW, avoiding registration with the government as well some states do not allow you to own an SBR.

You probably think I forgot about one of the issues mentioned above with the Sig SB15 setup….the PRICE! As I already mentioned, KAK Industry sells these parts separately or as a kit. The KAK Shockwave Kit sells for just $95 which is less than you’ll pay for an SB15 brace by itself with no buffer tube kit. For more information or to purchase for yourself, head on over to www.KAKIndustry.com.

Damage Industries NRA Show Sale

Posted on April 11th, 2015 by ar15news

Our friends at Damage Industries were unable to go to the NRA show this week. Instead of pouting about it, they decided to put together another great sale. Take a look at the information below and get in on the savings at www.DamageIndustriesLLC.com.

**Missed Show Sale** – We had to cancel our plans for the NRA show, so we’re missing out… but you don’t have to miss out! Have some great deals this weekend!

Select Muzzle Devices 50% off, enhanced trigger guards, D-loop swivels, HUGE SAVINGS on Enhanced combat stock kit, pistol buffer tubes all discounted!

http://damageindustriesllc.com/product-category/182?items_per_page=60

Damage Industries NRA Show Sale

Looking for a more cost effective alternative to the Sig SB15 Arm Brace for your AR Pistol? Check out the the new KAK Industry “Shockwave” Pistol Buffer Tube which is designed to perfectly interface with the new Shockwave Blade Pistol Stabilizer. The buffer tube features 12 dimples that interact with the Blade’s “anti-rotation / anti-thrust” set screw to adjust position for comfort as well as keeps the Blade from spinning on the buffer tube. Sounds like a great setup and at just $95 for the complete kit (about half the price of a Sig SB15 Arm Brace and Buffer Tube Kit) its a great deal too. Purchases of the complete KAK/Shockwave Kit or the individual parts can be made at www.KAKIndustry.com. Dealer inquiry information  is at the bottom of the press release.

Oxnard, CA (April 6, 2015)—KAK Industry, a leader in firearms component manufacturing, announces that is has secured the exclusive distribution rights to Shockwave Technologies’ line of Blade pistol stabilizers. KAK also reveals that it has developed a custom buffer tube for the Blade.

KAK Shockwave Blade Pistol Buffer Tube Kit 1

The class 3 hard-anodized tube features 12 length-adjustment settings. Its anti-rotation and anti-thrust design mean that the Blade stays put without sliding forward or spinning. The tube is flush with rear of Blade when it’s installed fully forward. When installed fully out, the assembly is incredibly rigid.

KAK Shockwave Blade Pistol Buffer Tube Kit 2

KAK Shockwave Blade Pistol Buffer Tube Kit 2

Being of the castle nut design, the KAK Shockwave tube accepts all carbine buffer systems, mil-spec receiver endplates, and aftermarket endplates. Kurt Kosman, president of KAK Industry, remarked, “Our two innovative companies have combined efforts to bring a higher-quality, easier-to-use, more-affordable pistol stabilizing system to the market.”

“Teaming up with KAK Industry is a smart step for our small company,” stated Marty Ewer, owner of Shockwave. “We have a product that is an immediate hit with anybody who sees it. KAK is well-respected in the industry for its quality products and excellent customer service. And they have the resources to really catapult the Blade into the industry spotlight—pairing it with their KAK Shockwave tube and getting the system in front of virtually everybody through its rapidly expanding dealer network.”

KAK Industry will retail Blade pistol stabilizers, KAK Shockwave tubes, and package deals online as well as provide wholesale pricing to Web-based resellers and brick-and-mortar shops. Dealers interested in retailing the Blade should contact KAK Industry through their website (www.kakindustry.com) or by phone at 805-981-4734. Shockwave will also retail Blade pistol stabilizers, KAK Shockwave tubes, and kits through its website and other Internet channels. “Our goal is to make the Blade pistol stabilizer and KAK Shockwave tube 2015’s must-have accessories,” added Kosman. For more information, contact KAK Industry at 805-981-4734 or Shockwave Technologies at 801-815-5178.

http://www.kakindustry.com/shockwave

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