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Glock Ambi Mag Release Designed for Right Handed Shooters

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve always shot my Glocks a lot but ever since I built my Quarter Circle 10 9mm AR I’ve been shooting them even more. Recently I had the opportunity to add the Rainier Arms MARS (Magazine Advanced Release System) ambi mag release in my G17. If you’re thinking….”I shoot right handed so I don’t need an ambi mag release” keep reading.

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Rainier Arms MARS ambi mag release glock

Typically ambi controls are designed to benefit left hand shooters but this ambi mag release was actually designed to help right hand shooters. On a Glock, many right handed shooters have to break their grip to reach their thumb far enough to activate the standard mag release consistently. Left handed Glock shooters typically use their Index or Middle finger to use the mag release which is actually better as it does not require that you change your grip on the gun.

The MARS fixes this by adding an ambi mag release on the right side so right handed shooters can now use their Index or Middle finger to release the magazine. They have also extended the mag release button on the left side making it even easier for left handed shooters to access with their Index or Middle finger. 

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Whether you shoot predominantly Left OR Right hand doesn’t matter with the Rainier Arms MARS. Its a great upgrade for any Glock pistol shooter and has functioned flawlessly in my G17. Rainier Arms has just made these available for sale on their website and are offering them at an introductory price. Regular price is $66.45 but the Intro Price is just $59.95. If you happen to be a Rainier Arms APEX member, your price is just $49.95. Head on over to www.RainierArms.com to snag one at the intro pricing. 

New Frontier Armory is always pumping out awesome new products so it was no surprise to see their new Extra Heavy Blowback 8-Ounce Buffer pop up on their Facebook page. You might be asking…”What is a Blowback Buffer and why does it need to weigh a whopping 8-ounces?”. Well, it all has to do with Pistol Caliber AR’s. 

Instead of using a gas system like a Direct Impingement AR to cycle the weapon, most Pistol Caliber AR’s (9mm, .40, .357 Sig, .45, etc) all use Blowback Operation. With a Blowback system their is a ton of energy throwing that BCG back and unless you do something to slow it down, it creates more felt recoil and it can tear things apart or cause excess wear. With Blowback ARs there is no Gas Block to adjust so your only option is to adjust the buffer weight. In comes the Extra Heavy 8-ounce Blowback Buffer from New Frontier Armory. 

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In my personal 9mm build I am running a 5.3 ounce H3 buffer. There is still more felt recoil than there needs to be but there aren’t too many buffer options out there that weigh more than the H3 buffer. NFA’s 8oz Blowback Buffer is made of solid Stainless Steel with an overall length of 4″ and would be a great next step in slowing down the BCG so its not slamming back so hard. It’s priced right too at just $39.99.

So, if you’re looking to smooth out your Pistol Caliber AR, the The New Frontier Armory Extra Heavy 8oz Blowback Buffer is definitely an option to look into. You can check them out at www.NewFrontierArmory.com.

Found Some 80 Percent Lowers

Posted on June 27th, 2016 by ar15news

About 2 weeks ago I ordered some Cerro Forge 80 Percent lower receivers from a company called Right To Bear Arms and Supply. With the uncertainty of future gun legislation, 80% lowers are a great item to have on hand but are super hard to find in-stock. The 80% lowers not only shipped the next day but they showed up at my house just a few days later. I had never purchased anything from them before but after an outstanding experience I am putting them on my “Will do business with again” list. Unfortunately, as soon as I went to write up a quick post about my experience and tell you where to get some 80% lowers…they were sold out. However, they just got a re-stock and now have Cerro Forge 80% lower receivers in-stock again and they are just $49.99 a piece. 

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The 80% AR-15 Lower Receiver is NOT an FFL item. These units are forged by Cerro, which produces the forgings for companies such as Colt, Spikes Tactical Daniel Defense, DPMS and other major manufacturers. No FFL is required for transfer and the only machining needed is to finish out the trigger and safety well on the lower. The ATF classifies these units as non-firearms. No registration required. These units are “finished in the white”, tumbled and are ready for either Anodizing or Cerakote finishing.

80% Lower Specs:

  • 80% Machined (Just needs trigger and safety well machined) 
  • 7075 Aluminum
  • T6 Heat Treated
  • Magwells are flared and broached.
  • Cerro Forge (KeyHole)

If you’re looking for a great deal on 80% lowers from a trustworthy source, head on over to www.RightToBear.com and snag a few of these before they are sold out again.

CORE Rifle Systems Muzzle Brake

Posted on June 16th, 2016 by ar15news

CORE Rifle Systems just released their new CORE Muzzle Brake and I have to admit, it looks pretty awesome. It features a dual chamber design to reduce recoil and 4 vertical ports to compensate for muzzle rise which will help with faster follow up shots. Right now they are offering a special introductory price. Normal price is $89.99 but they are intro’ing them at just $59.99 for a short time. You can watch a video of it in action here: https://www.facebook.com/118762944846071/videos/1103136773075345/

Head on over to www.CORE15Rifles.com and snag one now. 

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Blitzkrieg Components Front Sight Posts – FREE SHIPPING

Posted on June 15th, 2016 by ar15news

Blitzkrieg Components is offering FREE SHIPPING on their complete line of AR-15 front sight posts during the month of June. Blitzkrieg Components offers a huge variety of different front sight post options for sights that take standard AR-15 FSP’s as well as the super popular Magpul MBUS PRO that will make a night and day difference in target acquisition speed. For the standard FSP you can choose from Black Chevron | White Stripe Chevron | Luminescent Green Stripe Chevron | Luminescent Green/Tritium Chevron | Luminescent Green Stripe Spike and Tritium Spike. For the MBUS PRO you have the option of a Luminescent Green Stripe Spike or a Tritium Spike.

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You can check out these and a bunch of other awesome products at www.BlitzkriegComponents.com.

Aero Precision Automatic Flip-Up BUIS

Posted on June 10th, 2016 by ar15news

Aero Precision already makes pretty much everything else for an AR so why not a nice set of BUIS (Back Up Iron Sights) too? The Aero Precision AR-15 Flip-Up Sights feature an all metal 7-series aluminum construction and made right here in the USA. Push the button on the side and the spring action automatically flips them up into position. These can be purchased separately or as a complete set and are pretty affordable for a nice set of BUIS. Take a look at the pics and specs below.

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The Aero Precision AR15 Front Flip-Up Sight and the AR15 Rear Flip-Up Sight are both made with high-quality aluminum. Whether using as your main sights or as back-up sights for another optic, you can count on the accuracy and durability this set offers. They are designed specifically for the AR15/M16 platform but will fit most 1913 Picatinny Rail sections.

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Front Flip-Up Sight Features:
–  Hooded HK-style design
–  Uses standard A2 front sight post
–  Adjustable for elevation using a mil-spec A2 front sight tool
–  Push button automatically flips sight into upright position
–  Machined from 7075 aluminum
–  Anodized black finish
–  Height above rail (folded) – 0.6 in.
–  Length (folded) – 2.29 in.
–  Made in the USA

Rear Flip-Up Sight Features:
–  Dual rear apertures
–  Mil-Spec height for flat top AR15/M4 upper receivers
–  Low-profile design will clear most scopes while folded=
–  Push button automatically flips sight into upright position
–  Adjustable knob for windage
–  Machined from 7075 aluminum
–  Anodized black finish
–  Height above rail (folded) – 0.72 in.
–  Length (folded) – 2.28 in.
–  Made in the USA

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The new Aero Precision AR-15 Flip-Up Front and Rear Sights can be purchase right now at www.AeroPrecisionUSA.com

Geissele Automatics Super 42 Spring and Buffer

Posted on June 6th, 2016 by ar15news

Earlier today, Geissele Automatics quietly introduced a new product. The Super 42 Spring and Buffer utilizes 3 separate wires to form the spring which is stronger, more durable and quieter than a traditional AR buffer spring. The buffer comes as an H1 buffer but can be easily upgraded to an H2 or H3 buffer by purchasing the additional Tungsten weights and adding them to the buffer. Technical information and pictures listed below. 

Geissele Super 42 Buffer and Spring

The Geissele Super 42 Spring was designed to improve the function and reliability of your AR-15 pattern rifle. Its unique spring design uses three independent strands of wire, just like the German MG42 Machine Gun. This concept acts as a harmonic damper and energy absorber by allowing the springs to flex separately from each other. This flex helps displace excess energy which decreases the chance of spring failure and assists with making your AR-15 more reliable.

Compared to the stock spring, The Geissele Super 42 Spring has a decreased tendency to lose length and force over a given round count. As an added bonus, it removes the annoying spring reverberations (twang) heard and felt by the shooter through the buttstock. The Super 42 Spring has a 15% stronger average return force than the standard buffer spring. This will assist in stripping rounds out of the magazine when operating with a dirty weapon or when using steel-case ammo.

You can purchase the new Geissele Super 42 Spring and Buffer at www.Geissele.com.

Arisaka Defense – Blem Parts

Posted on May 27th, 2016 by ar15news

If you’re looking for a great deal on some great accessories for your AR, this is right up your alley. Arisaka Defense just emailed me letting me know they have added a bunch of blem parts to their website that are fully functional but may have a slight ding or scratch or anodizing inconsistencies. All blem items are 30% OFF or MORE plus they get FREE First Class Shipping. Items such as 300 Series Light Bodies, all versions of Finger Stops, Ring, Inline and Offset Light Mounts, etc are in-stock and ready to go. Head on over to www.ArisakaDefense.com and pick up a great deal.

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Griffin Armament C2E™ CONTOUR CONNECT END PLATE – QD

Posted on May 17th, 2016 by ar15news

One can never have enough options for high quality upgrades for the AR15 and Griffin Armament is working hard to make an upgrade for juts about any part you can think of. Shown below is their new C2E Contour Connect End Plate. The C2E is designed to match the shape and contour of a forged receiver, has an 8-position anti-rotation QD sling mount socket and the fit and finish all of us have come to expect from Griffin Armament.

For users seeking a sleek, refined, anti-rotation QD end plate, the C2E™ Contour Connect End Plate is the perfect compliment to any AR15 or AR10 pattern rifle. Perfect for single point slings, where rapid strong to weakside transitions and rapid primary to secondary firearm transitions are desired.

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Made from heat treated ordnance grade steel, and manganese phosphate finished for extreme durability. with a machined 8 position anti-rotation QD sling mount socket, the C2E follows the contours of the forged Mil-Spec lower perfectly, giving the lower receiver end plate a forged feel. A 45 degree chamfer with smooth corner radii gives the C2E a premium feel your rifle always should have had.

Features
–  Heat treated ordnance grade steel
–  Mil-Spec Manganese Phosphate finish
–  8 position Anti-Rotation QD Socket
–  Smooth contour matching geometry for Mil-Spec forged lower receivers
–  Minimalist value added firearm enhancement
–  Weight: 0.5 ounces

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The new Griffin Armament C2E Contour Connect End Plate has an MSRP of just $15.95 and is available now at www.GriffinArmament.com.

Griffin Armament PRIMO Gas Block

Posted on May 17th, 2016 by ar15news

Griffin Armament continues to pump out the new products on a consistent basis. After the recent release of their new Griffin Armament AR Furniture Kit, Griffin Armament has just introduced their new PRIMO Gas Block. Its easy to underestimate the importance of a good gas block. The PRIMO Gas Block is an ultra high quality gas block with the ability to use the included set screws or you can go one step further and pin the gas block to the barrel for an bomb proof setup. Its also decently affordable so you don’t have to spend a ton more for a quality product.

Griffin Armament PRIMO Gas Block

The PRIMO Gas Block™ is a low profile billet machined, .750” ID block, made from 416R crucible alloy steel. The gas block has two provisions for mounting, set screws and / or pinning. The included splined pin allows qualified gunsmiths and experienced builders the option of having a military style secured gas block. A 1/8” carbide drill bit and three ton press are recommended for pinning. Knurl grip cup pointed fasteners ensure a secure attachment to host barrel.

–  416R Crucible Alloy
–  QPQ Nitride finish
–  .750″ gas block diameter compatible
–  low profile design
–  included splined pin
–  Knurl grip – cup pointed fasteners
–  inlcuded hex key
–  Included gas tube roll pin
–  Pre-drilled for ease of barrel pin installation

The new Griffin Armament PRIMO Gas Block has an MSRP of just $54.95 and is available now at www.GriffinArmament.com.

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