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Brownells BVL-530 Flashlight On Sale Today Only

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by ar15news

I’ve been handling one of the new Brownells BVL-530 flashlights for some time now and have been very pleased with it so far. It has a great size at just 5.5 inches long and boasts a 530 lumen output. It also has a removable pocket clip and lanyard ring. The battery compartment is double o-ring sealed and the light end has a large o-ring as well making it waterproof. This light is already a great bargain at its usual price of just $79.95 but today only they are selling them for $59.95. If you’re looking for a nice light that won’t break the bank, check out the BVL-530 info below, then head on over to www.Brownells.com.

Brownells BCL-530 Flashlight 1

Brownells BCL-530 Flashlight 2

Brownells BCL-530 Flashlight 2

The compact, amazingly powerful BVL530 is the light to have when you need emergency or supplemental lighting. At less than 5-1/2″ long, it’s small enough to go with you everywhere, so you’ll have it whenever you need it. Don’t be deceived by the size – the BVL530 delivers power that belies its small stature. An ultra-reliable, shockproof, CREE® XM-L2 LED emitter gives an astonishing 530 lumens maximum output that will illuminate the darkest corners. The Low (175 lumen) mode is brighter than “high” mode on a lot of other lights, and there’s a power-saving Ultra-Low (13 lumen) mode, too. High mode can be set to steady-on or strobe. Change modes by hitting a simple sequence of “clicks” on the sealed rubber tailcap switch.

All this power sticks around, too: you get up to 2.5 hours continuous output in High mode, and an amazing 9 hours in Low.

The rugged, machined aluminum body is 1” wide, so it’ll fit a lot of popular gun mounts, and O-ring sealed to make it waterproof. It’s topped with a stainless steel “strike” bezel for emergency self-defense. The light runs on two readily available CR-123A lithium batteries (not included) because so many law enforcement, military, and civilian shooters already have devices that use those.

Includes accessories to help you customize your BVL530 to your needs: a spring-steel pocket clip and a free-spinning lanyard loop that rotates a full 360° so the lanyard (also included) won’t get tangled. There’s a silicone rubber ring that slides over the body to serve as a finger stop when employing the popular “syringe” grip technique. All of these items are easily installed and removed as you need them.

www.Brownells.com

NEW!! Fortis Mfg KeyMod Rail Sections

Posted on July 12th, 2014 by ar15news

Fortis Manufacturing is always coming up with some very cool designs for their new products and their new KeyMod Rail Sections are no different. The whole idea for KeyMod was to be a direct attachment system for accessories but there are so many 1913 compatible accessories and not enough KeyMod direct attach accessories so manufacturers have to make 1913 rail sections that mount to a KeyMod rail. Pretty funny, right!? Well the cool part is it does make the placement of the rail sections modular and you don’t have to use a complete Quad rail which saves weight. Fortis just introduced their new KeyMod 1913 Rail Sections but did something pretty cool to set theirs apart from other similar options on the market. They hid the attachment screws inside of the rail, eliminating any signs of the screw head. This is not major big news or anything but it does look pretty sweet. If you’re looking for a rail section for your KeyMod handguard, give the Fortis Mfg KeyMod Rail Section a look. 

Fortis Mfg KeyMod Rail Section 1

Fortis Mfg KeyMod Rail Section 1

Fortis Mfg KeyMod Rail Section 1

Fortis designed their rail pieces with a self contained assembly that has no visible signs of the screw head. Available in three different lengths. Features: • Material: Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum • Finish: Military Specification Type III Hard Coat Anodized • Lengths: 4 slot – 2.3″, 8 slot – 4″, 12 slot – 5.5″ (Small, Medium, Large) • Made to the Mil-Standard 1913 pictatinny specifications • Fits all KeyMod mounting surfaces • Made in the USA! Small Made in USA flag

The Fortis Mfg KeyMod rail sections are available for purchase only on www.REVOLVR.com or on the REVOLVR App for Android devices.  

NEW!! James Madison Tactical Gen 2 Polymer/Composite Lower

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by ar15news

James Madison Tactical has made a great name for themselves in the 80% Polymer/Composite AR Lower market by making what I would say is the best 80% Polymer / Composite lower out there. They went to great lengths to strengthen the necessary areas that have been failure points on other polymer lowers in the past but the material itself also makes a huge different. The guys at JMT have spent most of their career manufacturing amazing $1,000,000 kit Jet planes called the ViperJet that you can build at home. They then took their expertise in AERO Space polymers that are strong enough to be used in airplanes and used that same material to build a high quality, reinforced AR15 80% lower. The Gen 1 lowers were fantastic but now JMT has upped their game with the Gen 2 lower adding lots of enhancements.

Some of the enhancements are to further strengthen the design but a couple are cosmetic and they look awesome. One such upgrade is the webbing pattern on the magwell that is reminiscent of the PMAG design. The other is they removed the large “JMT” logo from the side of the magwell and replaced it with a much smaller logo on the Pivot Pin Spring Housing.  Oh yeah, the machining jig you need to complete the lower comes FREE with the purchase every lower and the price is just $99.95 each. Take a few minutes to read the official press release below and check out the pics of the new lower. Purchase links are at the bottom.

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James Madison Tactical (JMT) introduces the superior Gen 2 polymer/composite fiber
lower receiver for the AR-15 platform.

James Madison Tactical, llc introduces our superior Gen 2 Polymer / Composite AR-15 lower receiver. JMT has made the best even better, known for their high quality and rugged 80% receiver. As we know JMT has incorporated new material technology and manufacturing processes for enhanced durability, strength and reliability but we have added a few more upgrades making it the best Polymer / Composite lower on the market today.

JMT Polymer Lower Gen2 1

GEN 2 Enhancements:

1. Extended box sections on upper fire control pocket.
2. Box section on upper top left of magazine well.
3. Extended bolt release pin posts.
4. Magazine webbed pattern.
5. New GEN 2 logo placement.

The JMT 80% lower also comes with a specially designed 3-piece machining jig with every order. This allows the user to machine the JMT 80% polymer/composite fiber lower receiver with ease and precision using simple tools.

The first thing users will notice is the JMT 80% lower receiver looks beefed up from the outside and rightly so. JMT has managed to add even more enhancements to the already strong making it even stronger. JMT also offers 3 popular colors (Black, FDE and ODG).

JMT Polymer Lower Gen2 3

You can purchase the new Gen 2 JMT 80% lowers directly from JamesMadisonTactical.com or from many of your usual favorite retailers such as RainierArms.com, etc. 

4th of July Sale 2014 – Gorilla Ammunition

Posted on July 4th, 2014 by ar15news

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>>On sale now 300Blackout 147gr FMJ 20rd box for $15 bucks on our website. We plant to start shipping the product July 9th. We won’t have a tremendous amount so securing a bunch of this cheap blackout ammo is strongly advised. http://www.gorillaammo.com

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>>4th of July sale on .300 blackout with 125gr Sierra MatchKing. High quality ammo and serious savings. Spend $100 get $20 off and spend $200 get $50 off. Available now through July 6th. http://www.gorillaammo.com

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4th of July Sale 2014 – Black Forge Weapons

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by ar15news

4TH OF JULY SALE! Black Forge HARD USE BLEM LOWERS are available for $59.95, while supplies last. Our blemished lower receivers have minor cosmetic imperfections and are perfectly functional and ready for use. Visit www.blackforgeweapons.com to order. Happy Independence Day!

Black Forge 4th of July Sale

REVIEW: Armageddon Tactical GMS-15 Charging Handle

Posted on July 1st, 2014 by ar15news

A few months ago I was given the opportunity to review a new charging handle from Armageddon Tactical. The charging handle is called the GMS-15 which stands for Gas Management System. The GMS-15 is an ambidextrous charging handle for the AR-15 that features a really cool gas management system and a pretty unique look. I’ve spent the last couple of months with it to see how well the Gas Management System works, how well it functions as an Ambi Charging Handle and to see how durable it is.

I’m always up for reviewing some cool new AR part but its not often that you get asked to review a charging handle. You typically think of a charging handle just being a charging handle. However when I first got it in my hands I was pleasantly surprised. It not only looks pretty unique but feels nice and solid. As you can see in the picture below the GMS-15 looks nothing like your standard charging handle.

Armageddon Tactical GMS-15 Charging Handle 1

GAS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The Gas Management System on the GMS-15 is pretty cool. If you’re at all familiar with how a charging handle works you know that the hole at the front of the charging actually goes around the rear end of the gas tube putting it in direct line with the hot nasty gasses that are shot back into your upper with every round fired. With nowhere else to go, quite often those same gasses can be expelled out through the charging handle opening and right into the shooters face. This is especially true for suppressor users as gas blow back can be almost unbearable at times. 

The GMS-15 fixes this issue with a vertical port and chamber at the rear of the charging handle. The chamber sticks up a bit taller than a normal charging handle and is machined in a way that it seals off the charging handle opening. Once the gas is redirected through the port and into the chamber, it has nowhere else to go but out throughout two small vents that force the gas away from the shooters face. It’s basically saying “Hey Gas, come on over here and exit through this hole.” 

Armageddon Tactical GMS-15 Charging Handle 1

Armageddon Tactical GMS-15 Charging Handle 1

Armageddon Tactical GMS-15 Charging Handle 1

I personally don’t own any suppressors (that reminds me I need to fix that) but I can tell you from the few hundred rounds I was able to shoot behind this charging handle in multiple different guns, I didn’t experience any gas blow back at all. As far as I can tell the GMS-15 did a great job of redirecting any gasses away from my face. The next step will be to send the charging handle to a buddy of mine who does own some suppressors and see what he thinks.

AMBIDEXTROUS FUNCTION OF THE GMS-15

One of the cool parts of the design is that it has no levers to pull on which completely does away with the typical weak roll pin issue you find on your standard AR-15 charging handle. Instead of levers that your hand has to hit to release the latch, you just pull on the head of the charging handle itself. The head and shaft of the charging handle are two separate pieces. With the bolt closed, the shaft has pressure against it which allows the latch to release when you pull back on the handle head. I was able to manipulate the charging handle from either side by pulling straight back on it with the side of my index finger which is how most people do it. I was also able to work it using the palm of my hand as well.

Armageddon Tactical GMS-15 Charging Handle 1

Armageddon Tactical GMS-15 Charging Handle 1

The only snag I ran into (which really isn’t a snag) is when doing reloads left handed with the bolt held open on an empty mag. When shooting right handed you get used to the bolt release on the left side of the lower making it easy to release the bolt and start shooting again. Lefties have to either take their hand off the firing position and hit the bolt release, do some funky over or under move with their right hand to hit the bolt release OR pull back on an ambi charing handle in which case the reloaded mag will force the bolt catch to move allowing the bolt to go forward into battery. With the GMS-15, when the bolt is held back there is no pressure holding the shaft of the charging handle in place so the latch won’t release. This is why they built in what looks like a button on the back of the charging handle head. In reality it is the rear of the charging handle shaft that you can press your thumb on to manipulate the charging handle when the bolt is held open and it works perfect, just with a different technique. This is shown in the following picture however I used my right hand to demonstrate to not block the picture.

Armageddon Tactical GMS-15 Charging Handle 1

DURABILITY

The GMS-15 mostly machined from billet 7075-T6 aluminum and has a heat treated 4140 Steel latch. From the minute I held the GMS-15 it seemed very solid. A few months later it still feels as solid as day one. The coating on the charging handle is a Teflon infused Anodizing which definitely feels a bit smoother than your standard ano. So far it is holding up very well with no spots wearing off or flaking, etc. 

CONCLUSION

I took my time on this one as I wanted to really make sure to give you a review after use not just a review after  snuggling with it on day one. I’ve definitely enjoyed using the Armageddon Tactical GMS-15 charging handle. Its just a good solid piece of kit that works as described. You can expect this new charging handle to sell very well, especially with those who use a suppressor when shooting. The design of the GMS-15 is really cool and unique. There are lots of ambi charging handles on the market and I would put the GMS-15 right up in the mix at the top but not necessarily the King taking into consideration the left hand operation issue with the bolt held open. However, when you add in the awesome Gas Management System it definitely puts it into a different category as an ambidextrous gas blocking charging handle. If you are a suppressor user or even better yet, a left handed suppressor user, this would be a great charging handle to take a look at. 

The Armageddon Tactical GMS-15 charging handle is currently available for purchase from Impact Weapons Components, Tactical Link and Armageddon Tactical. We’ve partnered up with Impact Weapons Components for years now and they’ve even given us our own discount code.

Impact Weapons Components is the least expensive route because of our discount code. If you plan on buying one of these charging handles or any other item from IWC, be sure to use the discount code “ar15news” during check at www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com to save 5% off your purchase.

You can also purchase the GMS-15 from Tactical Link and Armageddon Tactical.

Midwest PX Billet Lower and Lower Build Kit Deals

Posted on June 30th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends at Midwest PX have a special deal going on for their house brand, Gen 2 billet lower.  The lowers by themselves are only $99.95 each which is a pretty killer deal on its own.  But they’re also bundling the lower with a their LTG (less trigger group) LPK, ALG Defense ACT trigger and hammer, and choice of a six position milspec receiver extension kit or an A2 extension kit for just $199.95. All you need to do is add a stock and you’ve got a really nice complete lower for the money. If you’re putting together a new build this is definitely something I would recommend looking into. Check out the links and information below.

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Link to the lower: http://midwestpx.com/product_info.php?products_id=851
Link to the bundle: http://midwestpx.com/product_info.php?products_id=852

Some info on the lowers:

Our premium billet receiver is manufactured for us by a contract machine shop in the US. All operations are performed under one roof to ensure a quality product prior to being sent out for milspec plating. These receiver are made of 7075 billet aluminum which is significantly stronger than 6061. We have a number of extras and upgrades built into this lower such as the threaded bolt catch pin, threaded takedown detent hole, and upper/lower tensioning screw. All hardware to take advantage of these features are provided with each lower at no additional charge. We also opted for a subdued rollmark for a cleaner, more aesthetically-pleasing look.

As with all Midwest PX branded parts, this lower carries a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

*Manufactured from a solid billet aircraft-grade 7075-T6 aluminum
*Matches forged uppers
*Broached magazine well with drop free design and beveled bottom lip
*Flared magazine well to assist in faster/easier reloads
*CNC deep rotary engraved to exceed ATF depth requirements
*MIL-A-8625 Type III Hard Anodizing (Deep Black)
*Captured take down pin spring/detent (includes hardware, Rear takedown pin spring may need to be trimmed 1/8-1/4″ if set screw is used to give proper tension on pin)
*Upper/lower tensioning screw (includes hardware)
*Threaded bolt catch pin hole (includes hardware)
*Integrated enhanced trigger guard
*Low Shelf design to make full auto conversions for LE, MIL or post sample machine guns easier (RDIAS/RLL)
*Continuous threading through receiver extension hole and pistol grip screw hole
*Compatible with all lower parts kits, milspec and commercial receiver extensions, and most aftermarket parts.
*The Tactical Link AR-15 Enhanced Battery Assist Lever WILL work with the Gen2 PX-15
* Magpul BAD lever will function properly on the Gen2 PX-15

NEW!! SLR Rifleworks M-LOK and KeyMod Accessories

Posted on June 25th, 2014 by ar15news

SLR Rifleworks continues to bring some awesome components to the M-LOK and KeyMod market. This time they’ve put some focus on accessories for the M-LOK and KeyMod rails such as Rail Sections, Hand Stops and Barricade Stops. The new rail sections look pretty sweet and feature styling that is similar to the SLR Rifleworks rail systems. The accessories that really caught my eye though are the Hand Stops/Barricade Stops. There are two styles of Hand Stops that are both available with either a smooth face or a barricade style face. All of these new accessories will be available in both KeyMod and M-LOK configurations. According to the SLR Rifleworks Facebook page, they will be adding the new KeyMod versions to the website today and M-LOK versions within the next week. You’ll be able to find the new accessories at the following link as they are added to the website. www.SLRRifleworks.com.

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NEW!! Iron Viper Pivot/Takedown Pin Detent and Spring Combo

Posted on June 24th, 2014 by ar15news

If you’ve ever assembled an AR-15 lower, you are very aware that aside from a few pesky roll pins, the Spring and Detent that are used to keep the Takedown Pin in place can be the most annoying pieces to install. Quite often you hear stories of or may have even experienced yourself the slight slip of the hand that sends the Spring and Detent flying across the room. You would think that you would just walk over and pick them up but while shooting across the room at the speed of light, they disintegrate into to dust and are never seen again. 

The guys at Iron Viper know this feeling first hand and have decided to create a Detent that the Spring actually locks onto making it very simple to install the Front Takedown Pin. These will also work well with installing the rear Takedown Pin as well. The original idea was to only offer these with their Gen2 Takedown Pin sets but they decided to offer them separately too. Right now they are offering an introductory price of just $7 with FREE SHIPPING for 2 Detent and Spring combos. Be sure to use the code “freeship” at checkout to get the free shipping. Purchase at www.IronViper.co.

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620 Iron Viper takedown pin detent spring combo sets 1

***You must use the coupon code: freeship to enable the free shipping on the sets. The free shipping is for these sets or orders over $99 ONLY! Please be aware of that. If you purchase another product with these detent spring combos, you WILL pay the flat rate shipping.

www.IronViper.co

NEW!! V7 Weapon Systems Titanium Flash Hiders

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 by ar15news

More and more lately we’ve seen builds that are built solely around the idea of having the lightest AR possible and some will stop at no cost to achieve it. At one point it seemed like the lowest you could get an AR was just under 7 pounds. Now with companies like V7 Weapon Systems focusing on creating additional lightweight components we’ve seen some sub 6 pound AR’s and there are even weapon manufacturers working on insanely light complete rifles. V7 Weapon Systems just introduced a set of new Titanium Flash Hiders. These new Titanium Flash Hiders are 2″ long and are offered in both raw Titanium and Black KG Coating. They are also offering them in two different models, one smooth and one with V-Grooves. To give you an idea of weight savings, a typical A2 flash hider weighs around 2.6 ounces and many other flash hiders weigh quite a bit more. The V7 Weapon Systems Titanium weigh 1.35 ounces for the smooth sided one and 1.25 ounces for the V-Grooved model. These new flash hiders are currently available through VertexOps.com. You can view all other V7 Weapon Systems products at www.V7WeaponSystems.com.

V7 Weapon Systems V-Grooved Titanium Flash Hider

V7 Weapon Systems Smooth Sided Titanium Flash Hider

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