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New!! ACCU-GRIP

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 by ar15news

**PRESS RELEASE**

Las Vegas, NV, March 2, 2015 Accu-Grip www.accu-grip.net announces a remarkable low-cost patented and patent pending improvement to the AR-15 platform that will actually make shooting more comfortable and inherently much more accurate.  www.accu-grip.net

Well first, who doesn’t make something for the AR platform anymore? True, but much of the gear is just flat-out show biz, not something that’s actually useful. This is!

Accu-Grip invented and is now producing a unique adjustable grip for the trigger finger hand (strong hand) that makes for much more effective trigger reach and trigger control and results in greatly improved shooter accuracy. Image shows block, grip parts and wrench.

ACCU-GRIP 1

The key to accurate and quick shooting is trigger control. Trigger control can be greatly improved by correct contact between the trigger finger and trigger. The basic trigger length of an AR is just 2.25 inches which is why most shooters position their hand awkwardly or have their trigger finger dangling out the other side of the trigger guard. NO MORE!

ACCU-GRIP 1

The Accu-Grip allows the shooter to lengthen and incrementally adjust the critical grip-to-trigger contact–up to 3.25 inches if desired (above image shows 5/8 inch). While that may not sound like much, any experienced shooter will tell you it is huge and can greatly improve critically important trigger control resulting in more accurate shooting.

Installation takes about five minutes. Accu-Grip fits all MILSPEC and factory lowers and comes with the necessary hardware and Allen wrench for installation. After installation, adjusting the grip to fit the individual shooter takes a few seconds. Movement of the grip is accomplished in 1/10-inch incremental positive hold adjustments and, of course, the grip may be adjusted as many times as the shooter wishes.

MATERIAL: The patented, all American-made Accu-Grip is molded with DuPont Zytel resin and long strand glass fibers, making it incredibly tough–tougher than the original grips.

COLORS: Accu-Grips are available in black, dark earth, OD green and desert sand. Other custom colors can be created in quantity on request.

PRICE: $39.95 MSRP.

BOTTOM LINE: People will spend a bunch of money getting triggers reworked, attaching cheese graters and doing other nifty stuff to the AR, but AR grip-to-trigger length improvement may be more important to better trigger control function and resulting shooter accuracy than anything else done on these rifles for under $500.00. Please see below Additional Background information.

Additional background information: When installed there is a gap behind the fully enclosed receiver and front edge of the grip where the thumb wraps. This gap increases as the grip length is increased. While different looking from the norm (What’s new with any of the stuff we attach to ARs?) it means nothing in operation or keeping the gun “dust free.”

We are all shooters at our PR firm with some having held NRA National Records. While it is our job to inform you of neat new products we can tell you that this single improvement to our ARs was astonishing. Our staff’s ability to place accurate hits at any speed was dramatically improved by everyone by an easy 25 percent and the trigger feel was 100 percent better. The Improved trigger pull position made 7-pound triggers feel like 3-pounds due to the resulting much improved trigger finger leverage and location.

To better understand this unique grip and why it can really help with accurate shooting, think of length of pull. As you know, length of pull with a rifle or shotgun is critical for accurate and comfortable shooting. Length of pull as applied normally is the distance between the rear of the butt or recoil pad of the rifle or shotgun to the center point of the trigger. This distance allows the shouldered firearm to “best fit” from the shooter’s shoulder to the trigger–length of pull is quite simply an overall trigger reach adjustment. Factory long arms have a generalized distance designed to fit the average person (like factory ARs). Many custom gun makers will measure and build a precise pull length to fit the individual shooter, and many competition long arms and some sniper rifles have fully adjustable pull lengths.

Now apply that concept to the vertical grip of the AR (obviously different from a normal sporting rifle). The conventional AR grip forces the shooter to have their trigger finger a certain distance from the grip–like it or not. The AR vertical hand grip does NOT allow shooters to move their trigger finger hand back or around (like the stock of a conventional hunting-style rifle might, for example). With the AR, you are stuck! On top of that, the 54-year-old AR trigger-to-grip distance is short so that smaller people can use the firearm (designed for military use, it has to fit everyone). Now comes the Accu-Grip solution!

The Accu-Grip allows this grip-to-trigger-surface distance to be opened up so that Joe and Jane Average-or-larger shooter can function the trigger much more efficiently. Improved reach, feel and trigger manipulation control means more accurate and even quicker shooting. We could call this the trigger length of trigger pull (TLTP), a huge improvement at low cost. A serious win win.

Accu-Grip
713 Merialdo Lane
Las Vegas NV 89145
www.accu-grip.net

POF-USA P-15 Stripped Lowers On Sale

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 by ar15news

Our friends at AV Guns just let us know they have some POF (Patriot Ordnance Factory) P-15 stripped forged lowers in-stock and on sale. Most people know POF for their high end piston driven 5.56 and .308 rifles. Now you can use one of their stripped multi cal AR-15 lowers for your next build. These AR-15 stripped lowers are similar to most other high quality forged lowers on the market with the exception that it is pretty rare to see a rifle built with a POF Forged Lower. Get yours now at Store.AVGuns.com

POF P-15 Forged Lower 1

POF P-15 Forged Lower 1

New!! Forward Controls Design ABC/R Bolt Catch

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

Forward Controls Design is getting ready to introduce their new ABC/R (Augmented Bolt Catch / Release) and I can’t wait to get on in and installed on one of my rifles. As you’ll see below the new ABC/R Bolt Catch is not flat like most Bolt Catch’s are. It features a slight angle not the bottom portion and a little bit steeper of an angle on the top portion. The photos show the ABC/R unfinished prototype (has not gone through deburring and tumbling). The retail units will be Melonited black and have a very high quality finish. Roger, the owner of Forward Controls Design (formerly of Battle Arms Development), explains why he wanted to redesign the standard bolt catch which you can read below.

It came from my dissatisfaction with factory bolt catch’s tiny, boot heel like lower paddle.  I’ve always deemed the top paddle to be of sufficient size, it’s the lower paddle the factory bolt catch, and most aftermarket bolt catches for that matter, fall short.

Forward Controls Design IBC:R 3

This shortcoming is amplified when there is a Norgon Ambi-Catch in place.  The Ambi-catch places its release paddle on the same vertical plane as the factory bolt catch bottom paddle, making the  bolt catch’s lower paddle even harder to use. With a gloved hand, it’s virtually impossible to tell them apart by feel.

Forward Controls Design IBC:R 3

The ABC/R has an enlarged top paddle, the lower 50% of the top paddle is canted at 5 degree, the upper 50% is canted at 10 degree.  The combined effect is the top paddle is easier to use, not solely based on its larger size, but because its angles.  When the bolt carrier is locked back, the canted top paddle is much easier for the palm or thumb to access.

The lower paddle of the ABC/R is canted at 10 degree.  With or without a Norgon Ambi-catch in place, accessibility has been vastly improved. The ABC/R’s angled lower paddle is on a separate vertical plane than the Ambi-Catch, making identification far more intuitive, both visually and by feel.

Forward Controls Design IBC:R 1

The notch immediately above the ABC/R’s lower paddle isn’t there by accident.  As you run your finger down the bolt catch towards the lower paddle, the notch is meant to give you tactile feedback “the top portion of the bolt catch is ending, you’re about to approach the lower paddle”

Forward Controls Design IBC:R 4

The lightening cuts on the ABC/R are there to make its weight as close to the factory weight as possible (0.445oz vs. 0.401oz), the ABC/R isn’t meant to be a lightweight component.

Right now the best place to keep tabs on all of the new stuff coming out from Forward Controls Design in on their Facebook page. Roger even shows off some pics of the design process to explain how things progress, etc and is a pretty cool page to follow. Look for the new ABC/R to be released soon.

New!! Gear Sector Rail Mount Offset QD Socket

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

Gear Sector recently introduced their new Mod3 1913 Rail Mount Offset QD Socket. Gear Sector is known for making high quality, battle proven products and the Mod3 builds on that reputation. By offsetting the QD socket they were able to make it about half as wide as their original sling mount and also makes a more low profile design. Weight was reduced by 30% for the Mod3 with the weight coming in at less than 1/2 of an ounce including mounting hardware which is pretty impressive.

Gear Sector Offset QD 1 copy

These offset QD Sockets work great for adjusting where on your rail your 2-point sling attaches. The mount is low profile enough that you can easily run it on the top rail section without it being in the way at all or could be mounted in either direction on any rail section to accommodate grips, etc. I placed mine on the top rail section just to the rear of where my support hand grips the rail as you can see in the pictures below.

Gear Sector Offset QD 1 copy

Gear Sector Offset QD 1 copy

The Patented Pending Gear Sector™ Rail Mount Offset QD Socket provides a forward mounting location for those who wish to utilize our two or three point sling with our QD push button adapter. It can also be used with a variety of other quick detach push button swivels commercially available. We designed the mount to fit perfectly flush with the Tango Down® rail panels to provide an uninterrupted rail space. The socket was designed and machined to prevent rotation which in turn prevents your sling from becoming twisted. It offsets the quick detach swivel 45 degrees allowing the weapon to hang more naturally when slung across the chest in a ready position. It comes complete with all mounting hardware, screws, hex keys, and Vibra-Tite® to make installation fast and easy. Mod 3 components feature a 30% reduction in weight; an 1144 StressProof® heat treated full width steel index, as well as the ability to index your swivel in 8 different clock positions!

MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION

The Gear Sector™ Rail Mount Offset QD Socket is constructed using multiple base materials and is precision CNC machined from billet stock. Material and finish processes are outlined below:

–  Base Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
–  Base Finish: Military Specification ( MIL-A-8625F ) Type III, Class II Hard Coat
–  Index Material: 1144 StressProof® heat treated steel
–  Index Finish: Nitrocarburising by Nitrotec®
–  Weight: 0.48 ozs.
–  Compliance: 100% Berry Amendment Compliant
–  Origin: Proudly Made in the USA

The new Gear Sector Rail Mount Offset QD Sockets are now available for purchase at www.GearSector.com. They also have a ton of other accessories such as my personal favorite Short Vertical Grip and an awesome Hand Stop. Be sure to head on over and check out the awesomeness.

AERO Precision Deal of the Week

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by ar15news

This week AERO Precision has their FDE Cerakoted and the Black Anodized Cantilever 30mm Red Dot Scope Mounts on sale. These mounts are “Cantilever” style which means they extend the optic past the base which can come in handy when trying to create some extra space for magnifiers, etc. I’ve actually been using one of these 30mm mounts with an Aimpoint PRO for over a year now and really like it. The FDE Cerakote model is just $67.49 and the Black Anodized model is just $59.99. Pretty hard to beat this deal, especially if you don’t need a QD lever. Get in on this deal while they are still available at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com

AERO Precision Cantilever 30mm scope mount

Our Weekly Special is up and features our Cantilever 30mm Red Dot Scope Mount in Anodized Black or FDE. Check it out paired with our M4E1 Upper Receiver, Vortex Magnifier and Aimpoint Pro Red Dot. Shop here: www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com

Coming Soon – American Defense Mfg Enhanced Bolt Catch

Posted on February 21st, 2015 by ar15news

Its always nice to find an inexpensive upgrade for your AR that can actually make a difference in function, etc. Very soon, American Defense Mfg will be releasing their new Enhance Bolt Catch for purchase and it looks like a really nice option that won’t break the bank. It features a larger “Bolt Release” surface and the entire face of the Bolt Catch is textured as well. I just looked and these are listed on the ADM website already which is a good sign that they are close to having them available for sale. Purchase price will be just $16.99 at www.ADM-MFG.com.

ADM Mfg Enhanced Bolt Catch 1

ADM Mfg Enhanced Bolt Catch 1

ADM Mfg Enhanced Bolt Catch 1

**Coming Soon!** The ADM Enhanced Bolt Catch. This is a part compatible with all AR style lowers that use a milspec bolt catch. The enlarged release surface and more aggressive serrations provide the end user with a more positive and dependable part for manipulating the bolt in their rifle. This is the same bolt catch that will be standard on all our UICs, shown on a BCM forged lower receiver.

http://www.americandefensemanufacturing.com/view/product/889/

NEW Products and Updates From Springer Precision

Posted on February 21st, 2015 by ar15news

Springer Precision is very well known for their custom metal base pads for XD’s, Glocks, etc. which can be seen on a lot of 3-Gun competitor guns. Recently they’ve been updating their product list to include models of the EZ-PAD MAX and FASTMAG MAX that now fit the very popular HexMag magazines. 

The EZ-PAD MAX is a metal magazine basepad replacement that when installed increases the magazine capacity by 5 rounds. Shown below is the EZ-PAD MAX attached to a HexMag magazine. http://shop.springerprecision.com/product.sc?productId=297&categoryId=21

Springer Precision HexMag Basepads 2 copy

The FASTMAG MAX is similar to the EZ-PAD MAX except that it is a side by side coupler that mounts two mags together for a rock solid unit. As you can see below there is now an option for a FASTMAG MAX that fits the HexMag magazines. http://shop.springerprecision.com/product.sc?productId=304&categoryId=21

Springer Precision HexMag Basepads 2 copy

In addition to updating their lineup to fit HexMag magazines, I’ve also hear from a little birdie that Springer Precision will start offering more “tactical” colors such as a dull anodized black instead of the brighter/shinier colors that they are known for so keep that in mind too. You can check out an entire line of products from Springer Precision at www.SpringerPrecision.com

NEW!! DS Arms BUFFERLOCK Buffer and Carrier Insert

Posted on February 12th, 2015 by ar15news

DS Arms is proud to release the BUFFERLOC, an improved buffer and carrier insert for the AR15 type rifle that fits all in spec AR15/M16/M4 type rifles. 

This invention improves the reliability, durability and takedown of any AR15 type firearm. The BUFFERLOC also addressed an issue common to piston ARs’ carrier tilt. By keeping the bolt carrier in line with the buffer we have essentially eliminated this issue. The spring loaded ball bearing insert fits OEM in spec bolt carriers; this insert has a corresponding buffer machined with a dimple that aligns the carrier. This allows for the lower and upper to be tighter. The bolt and carrier also stays aligned much better. Plus the BUFFERLOC stops the upper from flopping open in disassembly. The added constant forward pressure also aids in the reliability of your rifle especially in fouled conditions. 

DSA BUFFERLOC 1

DSA BUFFERLOC 1

DSA BUFFERLOC 1

The Buffer Lock’s Enhancements 
1.Allows for the rifle to be opened without flopping open and hitting your body or marring the finish of your rifle. 
2.Keeps the bolt group aligned for better reliability and even wear on the bolt head, extractor and barrel extension for less part fatigue and wear. 
3.Keeps constant extra pressure on the bolt group ensuring better bolt lock for enhanced reliability especially under fouled and dirty rifle conditions. 
4.Reduces carrier tilt seen in many piston designs allowing for less wear on the buffer tube and less friction that can cause reliability issues. 
5.Lowers the chance of bolt bounce because of the constant forward pressure on the bolt group, providing enhanced reliability. 
6.Enhanced bolt group alignment provides for a better ejection pattern. 
7.Improves the fit of the upper and lower receivers. 
8.Drop in all AR15/M4 with no permanent modifications to you rifle. 

This new product innovation adds durability and reliability to the heart of your AR15 type rifle, at a low cost.

http://www.dsarms.com/p-14112-ar15m16-bufferloc-kit-includes-spring-detent-insert-for-your-carrier-and-special-dimpled-recoil.aspx

NEW!! 2A Armament Titanium Through Drilled Takedown Pins

Posted on February 3rd, 2015 by ar15news

The 2A Armament™ Titanium takedown pin set features a through drilled design for maximum weight savings in a standard .250 pin size. The head of each pin also incorporates a pocketed feature to reduce weight. Each pin is machined with a single operation on our 8-Axis CNC Machines for true concentricity, and consistency. Using certified U.S.A. 6AL-4V Titanium these pins weigh in at 0.18 oz total for both pins combined. The 2A Armament titanium takedown pins are aesthetically pleasing on both our BALIOS-lite receiver sets, as well as other vendors product. 

2A Armament Ti Through Hole Takedown Pins 1

2A Armament Ti Through Hole Takedown Pins 1

2A Armament Ti Through Hole Takedown Pins 1

2A Armament Ti Through Hole Takedown Pins 1

Features:
-  “Mil-Spec” .250 size
-  Made from U.S.A. Certified 6AL-4V titanium
-  Machined on 8-axis Nakamura CNC machines
-  Weight: 0.18 oz combined
-  Through drilled for weight reduction
-  Pocketed design
-  Bead blasted matte finish
-  Product of the great state of Idaho, MADE IN THE U.S.A. 

MSRP $37.50 

View more awesome products at www.2A-Armament.com.

Purchase the 2A Armament Titanium Through Drilled Takedown Pins at www.VertexOps.com.

NEW!! RailScales G-10, Aluminum and Titanium Handstops

Posted on January 30th, 2015 by ar15news

Not sure how I’ve totally missed this but the guys at RailScales are about to release their new S³ (Serrated Scales Stop) Handstop. Looks like the G10 version will be available for purchase starting this coming Friday (2/6/15) with the Aluminum and Titanium versions to follow. At first they will only be available in KeyMod with M-LOK versions to come soon. Apparently they will also fit the War Sport LVOA rail by removing the KeyMod nut and screwing it directly to the rail. Pics, Pricing and details for the RailScales S³ Handstops are listed below. These will be available for purchase on www.GetRailScales.com.

RailScales S3 Handstop 1

RailScales S3 Handstop 1

RailScales S3 Handstop 1

Finally!!! Our S³ handstops are ready for purchase. The G10 versions will be available first, on the website late next week. Aluminum and Ti will be available the following week. Pricing and weights! The S³ retail pricing will be $69 for G10 or Aluminum, take your pick. The Serialized Titanium price will be announced in the coming days, it will include some extra goodies, watch for the detailed post. 

Weights G10 – 0.6oz
Aluminum (6061) – 0.8oz
Titanium (6AL4V) – 1.3oz

After a long deliberation we decided to offer the Aluminum in the raw (sandblasted), leaving you to decide how to finish it. We have spent a lot time talking with friends, customers, etc as to what color, hard coat, paint, cerakote etc to offer, and about every response was something different. The Sand colored one was cerakoted and has held up nicely. In the future we might do a couple of anodized colors, Black and FDE. But we want to wait to get feedback from those that purchase to ultimately decide. We will be posting more details on each of the materials in the coming days as well as a comparison chart, showing how they stack up against each other.

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