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NEW!! Strike Industries QD AR-15 Dust Cover

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by ar15news

In the 4 years I’ve been writing about new AR-15 parts I don’t think I’ve written about a new Dust Cover more than one or two times. For the most part they just aren’t news worthy. One of the things that most AR builders will tell you is that the dust cover is kind of a annoying to install. Strike Industries has just introduced a new polymer QD AR-15 Dust Cover that is super simple to install, has a double seal to keep dirt and dust out of the receiver and comes in different designs as well. From the pictures I’ve seen there is a plain version, one with an American Flag (probably should reverse the stars to be heading into battle) and one with lines cut out, all being offered in Black and FDE. Some of them say “MULTICAL” as well. I would like to see them offer an option for 5.56 NATO, 300BLK, 5.45×39, 6.5, 6.8SPCII, etc. According to their Facebook page they are just waiting for packaging to come in and then these will be available for sale. Keep an eye on the Strike Industries Facebook page and StrikeIndustries.com for availability.

620 Strike Industries QD Dust Cover for AR-15 1 copy

Strike Industries UDC (Ultimate Dust Cover) QD Dust Cover

1. True and double seal. Prevent dust go into your AR chamber. (Traditional dust cover has gaps.)
2. Quick install (10 sec) and uninstall (5 sec).
3. Engravable material

500 Lumen INFORCE WMLx – Initial Thoughts

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by ar15news

The other day I got a nice surprise box in the mail. In the box was the new INFORCE WMLx which is the 500 lumen variant of the very popular INFORCE WML. I personally own plenty of the standard WML’s so the new WMLx won’t take much getting use to as it really isn’t much different. As you can see in the picture below the WMLx is not much bigger than its predecessor. It is a bit longer just to accommodate for the extra CR123 battery and slightly larger head to help power the additional lumens. It still only weighs just 4 ounces with the batteries and has a run time of 2 hours.

620 INFORCE WMLx Geissele Voodoo IWC 1

The built in 1913 mounting clamp works exactly the same way on both lights as well as the lockout bar. Both of the lights pictured above have a lever on the side. That lever on the standard WML changes the output from White Light to IR Light. I assumed this was the same on the WMLx and expected to see the little red IR emitters glowing inside. Instead I totally blinded myself and realized that the lever on the WMLx changes the activation switch from multifunction to momentary only. This is one feature that I didn’t know about but really like. On one setting you have High, Momentary, Strobe and Off. With the lever flipped the other way you have Momentary ONLY. The Momentary Only setting is great for times when you only want a quick blast of light to blind an intruder, etc and have the light only stay on as long as you are holding the button down. As soon as you let go it shuts off. No fumbling through multiple settings, etc. 

Figuring out how I wanted to mount my new WMLx wasn’t hard at all. With any of my WML’s or Pistol Lights I either mount it to the top rail or use an Impact Weapons Components 1913 Offset Mount. To mount it to the Geissele SMR MK5 rail I used the KeyMod version. IWC makes some of my personal favorite mounts and this is one of them. They run $50 but you can save 5% if you use our discount code “ar15news” at checkout on ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. I just couldn’t find my bag of allen wrenches. Right next to me I had my Multitasker Tools Series 3 multitool inside of a Tareinco MT3-Xtra pouch. I remembered that the MT3 came with the correct bit and used the bit driver to install the part. Multitasker Tools Series 3 to the rescue. 

620 INFORCE WMLx Geissele Voodoo IWC 1

620 INFORCE WMLx Geissele Voodoo IWC 1

620 INFORCE WMLx Geissele Voodoo IWC 1

I’ve only had it for a short time but I’m really digging the WMLx. At 500 lumens its significantly brighter than the standard 200 lumen WML but not really that much bigger. Some will say 500 lumens is too bright for use on a home defense rifle but that is something you will have to decide for yourself. I know if an encounter spilled into the outdoors at night, 500 lumens would come in really handy. I’m going to get some additional play time with the WMLx before writing a serious review but wanted to let you know what I thought so far. 

Word on the street is that these will be available later this month and will retail in the $150-160 range. Keep an eye on your favorite INFORCE retailer to get these in. You can check out all of the other lights INFORCE makes at www.INFORCE-Mil.com

If you would like to purchase the KeyMod Offset Mount shown in the pictures above, head on over to ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. Use the code “ar15news” at checkout to save 5%. 

NEW!! Naroh KeyMod Handstop, Barrier Stop and QD Mount

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by ar15news

Yesterday I ran across a company that I had never heard of before while perusing the inventory of a company I’m extremely familiar with. Let me explain…pretty much ever day I hop on the internet looking for new items to tell you guys about. I decided to check out the “NEW” section at Rainier Arms. I was pretty interested by what I found. They just started carrying some KeyMod accessories from a company called Naroh. They offer a Handstop, Barrier Stop and a QD Sling Mount all made of 6-Series Aluminum and anodized black. They look pretty sweet and aren’t priced bad either. Check them out for yourself at www.RainierArms.com.

Naroh KeyMod QD Sling Mount

Naroh KeyMod QD Sling Mount

Naroh KeyMod QD Sling Mount

Naroh KeyMod QD Sling Mount

LUTH-AR Modular AR-15 Stock Making Waves

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by ar15news

It’s not often you see new items hit the firearms market that are game changers, but innovation is brewing and changes are coming faster than ever.

It has been 50-plus years since the inception of Eugene Stoner’s M16 design, which wielded a fixed A1 stock. Since that time there have been very few innovations in the fixed stock offerings that have come to market. Perhaps the most significant fixed stock to date has been the Magpul PRS, which was the first fixed AR style stock to add adjustability for the shooters comfort, length of pull and cheek weld. For a decade the PRS has dominated the market and for good reason. Magpul makes a great product that has been time tested in battle. 

That is all about to change. I had never heard of LUTH-AR and for good reason, as of last year, they didn’t exist, nor did the MBA stock I am about to reveal to you.

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

The MBA (Modular Buttstock Assembly) is lighter, quicker and an easier to adjust stock that is high quality and less than half the price of the Magpul PRS. That is a big feat to accomplish by someone who is perceivably new to the AR market.

As you can see from the quick comparison, the MBA is the clear winner over the long time champion. 

Quick Look Comparison:

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

*Street price from Brownells.com

So who is LUTH-AR anyway?

LUTH-AR is Randy Luth and he is perhaps the Steve Jobs of the AR-15 industry. In 1986, Luth founded what is now one of the largest manufacturers in the AR-15 industry, DPMS!  Until 2007 when he sold the company to Cerberus/Freedom Group and remained President of DPMS Panther Arms. The former DPMS owner currently holds at least seven U.S. patents in the firearms industry. In addition he earned Rifle of the Year awards in 2005 from Shooting Illustrated and in 2006 from American Rifleman. In 2009, Luth was chosen as Outdoor Life “Readers’ Choice” Person of the Year. Luth is the current owner of Del-Tone/Luth Gun Club and in his spare time serves on the board of directors for USA Shooting Team. Mr. Luth is also an avid hunter and 3-gun competitor. 

I would say he is more than qualified to come to market with a design that simply kicks butt as he has most likely forgotten more than you or I will ever know.

“Most of the adjustable buttstock assemblies out there are complicated, cumbersome and add unnecessary weight to the AR,”Luth said. “I realized there was a niche for something lightweight and affordable that allows shooters to get the customized fit they need to enhance their shooting experience.”

 

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1 LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

The MBA stock is seemingly easy to install over a standard A1 or A2 receiver extension (buffer tube) and will work on any AR-15/AR-10 rifle that accepts a buffer tube. 

Made from Super Strong Glass Filled Nylon, the MBA is Fully Ambidextrous and can be comfortably used shooting off either shoulder as the cheek piece can be installed on either side for right or left hand shooters. In addition, the design allows the cheek weld to be moved forward or backward by adjusting the vertical pillars mounted to the holes than run the length of the stock. 

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

The cheek saddle allows for up to 1-inch of height adjustment and the butt-plate length has an adjustment of 1.125”. An optional rear sling swivel is available for an additional $4.

The MBA is currently available in two configurations, the MBA-1, which is the full-meal-deal package that includes everything you need for full adjustment or the MBA-2 “Skullaton” which is a skeletonized version of the MBA-1 with no adjustable pieces, however they can be added at a later time. The MBA-2 has an MSRP of $49.95.

At the range, the MBA stock performed flawlessly. The adjustment knobs which are made of steel held strong round after round on our 308 and 556 test guns including the DRD Tactical G762 rifle which is shown in these photos. 

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

I had a really good chat with Mr. Luth on the phone and I am very impressed by everything LUTH-AR has done so far and I eagerly look forward to seeing more in the near future. Randy did drop this little hint:

“We are working on a carbine version now and while it posses some challenges, we hope to have it done soon” Luth said. 

By the way, if you’re curious, the MBA is made right here in the United States, including the molds.

LUTH AR MBA Stock 1

The Luth-AR MBA-1 and MBA-2 are currently available for purchase from Brownells, Rainier Arms or from Luth-AR directly. Interested dealers and wholesalers are currently being accepted and should contact Luth-AR directly. The official website is www.luth-ar.com or email info@luth-ar.com

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About the Author:  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!! ZeroBravo KeyMod RHS (Reversible Hand Stop)

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by ar15news

Recently a guy named Todd, who is very well known in the firearms industry, ventured out on his own to start a new company called ZeroBravo. ZeroBravo is looking to be a big player in the accessory market and they’re already introducing their first product called the RHS which stands for Reversible Hand Stop. The RHS is a very minimalistic KeyMod hand stop that, as you might have gathered, can be mounted with the curved section facing towards the front or back of the rifle. It just all depends on how you as the shooter use a hand stop and what is most comfortable for you. 

620 ZeroBravo RHS Reversible Hand Stop 2

For the most part you’ll see people running their hand stop on the back side of their support hand (shown below) to help them pull the rifle into their shoulder which makes sense. This is how I tend to use mine as well. Other people will put it at the very end of the rail and use it as more of a “hand stop” where it keeps your hand from proceeding forward any more. This can be very helpful for those running a suppressor with a shorter rail system to help keep your mitts off that hot can. 

620 ZeroBravo RHS Reversible Hand Stop 2

620 ZeroBravo RHS Reversible Hand Stop 2

You can also mount the RHS on the side of your rail as an index point as well. 

620 ZeroBravo RHS Reversible Hand Stop 2

The ZeroBravo RHS should be available from retailers by the end of this month. Retail should be $39.95. Construction is currently under way over at ZeroBravo.com so right now the best way to connect with them and keep and eye on future offerings is to like the ZeroBravo Facebook page

Easter 80% AR-15 Lower Receiver Blowout Sale

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends at Tactical Machining sell a ton of high quality 80% AR-15 lower receivers. Right now you have a chance to grab a few for yourself at a great price during their Easter 80% Sale. Starting now and running through Easter (unless they sell out earlier) all of their standard 7075-T6 80% lowers are just $59. These aren’t blemished or anything. Just a great deal on a great product. If you’re a do-it-yourself-er, excursive your rights and build yourself your own firearm. Purchase at www.TacticalMachining.com.

620 Tactical Machining Easter Sale 80 percent lower 1

Description
These 80% AR-15 Lower receivers start as 7075-T6 forgings from the lead forge in the US and are fully machined to mil-spec tolerances. The operations left to be completed are as follows/ fire control group, trigger pin, hammer pin, trigger slot and the safety selector hole. This is a not an FFL item. This is not a complete receiver and still requires machining to be done. We have a copy of our ATF determination letter and our determination update stating that it is not a firearm.

www.TacticalMachining.com

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