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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.

Griffin Armament C2E QD End Plate 1

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

Griffin Armament QD End Plate 2

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.

A Disposable High Quality Armorers Wrench??

Posted on April 25th, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve spent a lot of money on Armorers Tools so I can build them faster, better and easier. Unfortunately there are a ton of overpriced junk tools out there. One of the first tools I bought was one of the long cast metal Armorers Wrench that I found by searching online. It had a very thick layer of brittle paint on it so the specs were off and hardly worked. One day I snapped the castle nut wrench off of the wrench just trying to tighten down a buffer tube. Just junk and worst part is it cost me $35. 

Fast forward to now, the guys at Griffin Armament are hoping to fill in the need for an inexpensive, high quality Armorers Wrench with their new $9.95 Griffin Armorers Wrench. This wrench is made of 4140 Steel that is hardened to 48RC with a Black Oxide finish. This one single wrench comes with a 1/2″ Drive Slot to attach to a ratchet or bar, 5/8″ and 3/4″ open end wrenches, 3 prong buffer tube wrench and …. a bottle opener. 🙂 

This tool should be all but indestructible but at just $9.95, if you happen to destroy it somehow, the price makes it what I consider somewhat disposable and you just buy another one. Don’t spend the same or more on an Armorers Wrench made of crap metals or bad design. Snag one of these from www.GriffinArmament.com.

Griffin Armament Armorers Wrench

The Griffin Armorers wrench is a 4140 steel wrench hardened to 48RC. Black oxide and oil dipped. Some finish irregularity is common to this industrial tool. The wrench allows installation of Griffin Muzzle devices, Castle nuts on AR firearms, Griffin Low Pro Rigid™ rails, and interfaces with many Griffin Silencers for maintenance or configuring. This tool allows easy access to your favorite bottled beverage.

Features
– 4140 Steel hardened to 48RC
– Black oxide / oil dip finish
– 1/2″ drive compatible
– 5/8″ and 3/4″ open end wrenches
– 3 prong CAR wrench geometry
– Bottle opener

AERO Precision QUANTUM Series AR-15 Handguards

Posted on April 25th, 2016 by ar15news

AERO Precision has just introduced their new Quantum Series Handguard. The Quantum Series is similar to their other hand guards that are designed to mount directly to their M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver but you can also add an optional barrel nut at checkout to use this handguard in conjunction without the M4E1 Enhanced Upper. The hand guards are very simple with no 1913 rail section at the top but it does have a spot at the front of the rail to mount a small rail section for use with Front BUIS.

What surprised me the most was the price point on these. Both KeyMod and M-LOK versions are available in 7″, 9″, 12″ and 15″ and range from as little as $65 for the 7″ without a barrel nut or up to $110 for the 15″ including the optional barrel nut. That is extremely affordable. You can check out the information and pictures below. These are available for purchase now at www.AEROPrecision.com.

AERO Precision Quantum Series Handguard 1

**Quote from the AERO Precision Facebook page**

Introducing the new Quantum Series Handguard. Designed with price in mind, this free float handguard is available in KeyMod and M-LOK in lengths of 7″, 9″, 12″ and 15″.

The design features multiple mounting surfaces and is compatible with our M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver, but can also be used on a standard threaded upper with a BAR Barrel Nut. Also included is a 4 slot picatinny rail section for mounting a front sight.

AERO Precision Quantum Series Handguard MLOKAERO Precision Quantum Series Handguard KeyMod

AERO Precision Quantum Series Handguard 2

Magpul DAKA Pouches – Now Shipping in BLACK

Posted on April 20th, 2016 by ar15news

You asked and Magpul listened! The world’s toughest utility pouches are now available in black. Magpul DAKA pouches come in Small, Medium and Large and are ultra durable, water resistant pouches designed to bring organization to the dirty, dusty world we live and play in. Only question now is… What color will be next?

Magpul DAKA Pouch black

You can order your Magpul DAKA Pouches at www.magpul.com/products/pouches

Vortex Optics – Defender Flip Caps for Riflescopes

Posted on April 15th, 2016 by ar15news

Vortex Optics has introduced a new set of Scope Flip Caps designed to be used on their extremely popular riflescopes. The new Defender Flip Caps are made to be flexible but durable. The caps are spring loaded and instead of just flipping up in the way can be folded flat, at an angle or straight up to use with a customizable dope disk that fits into the rear scope cap. Check out the pics and video below. The new Defender Flip Caps are available now at www.VortexOptics.com.

Vortex Optics Defender Flip Caps 1

DEFENDER™ FLIP CAP EYEPIECE

New for 2016. This is the last flip cap you will ever need! Virtually indestructible, this cap will fit snugly on nearly all Vortex Optics and features a snap flat spring that will keep your line of sight unobstructed.

Rifle ranges the world over are littered with broken flip caps. This is one cap you will most likely never see in a flip cap boneyard. The E-10 cap has three stop positions. The first vertical, to put your dope disk (optional accessory) literally right in your face. The second at a 45° and the third at 90° to lay flat back.

The E-10 fits all Vortex® Riflescopes except the 1-inch tube Viper® model VPR-M-01BDC, VPR-M-04BDC and VPR-M-03BDC.

Outside diameter: 40-46 mm | 1.57-1.81 inches

Vortex Optics Defender Flip Caps 1

Cloudbreak MD9 9mm Muzzle Brake

Posted on April 11th, 2016 by ar15news

You may have notices that 9mm ARs are all the rage right now. There are lots of companies making accessories and parts for 9mm ARs but one thing that hasn’t caught up is the availability of 9mm muzzle brakes and compensators. I just happened to run across this one the other day. It is the new MD9 9mm muzzle brake from Cloudbreak.

Cloudbreak MD9 9mm Muzzle brake 1Cloudbreak MD9 9mm Muzzle brake 1

This muzzle brake reminds me more of a compensator with all of the porting on it but from what I’ve read there is a noticeable reduction in recoil as well. It has a Black Ion Nitride finish, machined from 416 Stainless Steel and also has the 1/2×28 thread pitch which is the same as some of the most popular 9mm barrels such as the ones by Quarter Circle 10. 

Cloudbreak MD9 9mm Muzzle brake 1

The new Cloudbreak MD9 9mm muzzle brake is available now through Rainier Arms for just $59.95 which seems like a pretty reasonable price point. 

**Edit: I just found out if you need one that has the 1/2×36 thread pitch they are available through Pantel Tactical.**

What started out as a single Chevron shaped front sight post upgrade has evolved into an entire line of front sight post replacements from Blitzkrieg Components. Their latest new model to introduce is the Luminescent Spike Front Sight Post for standard AR-15 front sights. If your front sight takes a standard A2 style sight post you can upgrade it with this new post. This front sight post has a sharp spike at the top for precise aiming and has a luminescent green stripe on the back side that glows in the dark. The front side facing the target does not glow in the dark. 

Blitzkrieg Components AR15 Spike Glow FSP 1

Blitzkrieg Components AR15 Spike Glow FSP 1

Blitzkrieg Components AR15 Spike Glow FSP 1

This replaces standard A2 style sight posts in any typical AR-15 type fixed or folding sight. The Blitzkrieg Components AR-15 Spike Front Sight Post for AR-15 sights provides superior sighting with a sharp aiming point and a bold, fast sight picture. The sharp aiming point enables precise aiming and high confidence on difficult shots. The bold, contrasting Luminescent Green Stripe gives the shooter an eye catching sight picture that excels in both bright-light and low-light environments and against all types of backgrounds. It is very fast and very easy to see. Minimum adjustment for elevation is 4 clicks or one full rotation since the Luminescent Stripe is visible on one side so that no luminescence glows toward the enemy. This means that when zeroing your sight for elevation, you will be at least within 2 clicks or 2.5 MOA of a perfect zero and normally closer than that or even dead-on. It will be either exactly on point of aim or no more than 2.5 MOA high or low (2.5″ at 100 yards, 1.25″ at 50 yards). This will vary depending on sight radius.

Our sight posts are precision machined from billet 416 Stainless Steel for an outstanding sight picture and precise fit in any AR-15 front sight housing including standard A2 fixed front sights and popular brands like Troy, Diamondhead, Samson, MI, YHM, Daniel Defense and Magpul plastic MBUS Gen 2. Fits anything that accepts a standard A2 front sight post. Has a matte black melonite finish which is very durable and very corrosion resistant. The Luminescent Green Stripe appears more yellow in daylight and glows green in low light. It is a 5 layer paint application into a machined grove. This gives you a bright yellow contrast stripe in daylight and a bright green glowing stripe in low light and darkness. Simple Drop-In installation. Simply unscrew the factory sight post and screw in the Blitzkrieg Components sight post using either our sight tool or a standard A2 sight tool.

Glow Characteristics: The Luminescent (Glow) Stripe glows very bright when charged and the glow brightness dissipates gradually in darkness. The brighter and longer the light charge is, the brighter and longer the glow will be. Sunlight and Tactical LED flashlights give the best charge, but any type of lighting will work. It will glow very bright after just a few seconds of charge, and will glow longer with a bit longer charge. Typically, in total darkness after being charged you can expect it to glow very bright for 5 minutes, brighter than tritium for 30 minutes and at a lower level for a few hours. This works very well to have a very bright glow when transitioning from daylight to a dark room and as your eyes adjust to lower light levels, the lower level glow will still appear bright and very easy to pick up. Additionally, the bright glow makes the sight dramatically easier to pick up against dark targets and background clutter where black sight posts get completely lost.

Features
–  Billet Machined 416 Stainless Steel Construction
–  Melonite matte black finish
–  Luminescent Green Contrast Stripe in machined grove
–  Bold, Fast Sight Picture
–  Precision Aiming Point
–  Drops into any AR-15 Front Sight Housing using standard sight tool
–  Sight tool NOT included.

The first run of the new Blitzkrieg Components AR-15 Luminescent Spike Front Sight Post is available exclusively from Rainier Arms at a special intro price of just $19.95. Blitzkrieg sights sell out fast so head on over to www.RainierArms.com to snag one before they are gone.

ETS Group G22 Mags Now Available

Posted on April 4th, 2016 by ar15news

ETS Group continues to expand their line of Glock Magazines with the new addition of their G22 mag. Up until now all of their Glock mags have been for 9mm handguns but we all know not everyone shoots 9mm. Their new G22 mag will work in Glock 22, 23 and 27 .40 caliber handguns. OEM Glock 22 mags will only hold 15 rounds but the ETS Group G22 mag holds 16 while still fitting flush in the Glock 22. The best part is the ETS Group G22 mags are only $16.99 each. Check them out at www.ETSGroup.us.

ETS Group G22 mag 1

ETS Group G22 mag 1

ETS Group G22 mag 1

MAG FEATURES
–  Our 16 round mag is the same size as an OEM 15 round G22 mag, fits flush in the G22.
–  Fits the Glock 22, 23, and 27
–  Compatible with Gen 1 through Gen 4 Glocks
–  Standard 15-round capacity
–  Compatible with Glock and aftermarket floor plates
–  Easy disassembly with our specially designed baseplate
–  Ergonomically designed floorplate makes it easy to grab from mag pouches

ADVANCED POLYMER BENEFITS
–  Extreme Impact Resistance—won’t crack or break when dropped
–  Very resistant to harsh chemicals
–  Superior heat, cold and UV resistance: won’t become brittle over time even when exposed to harsh environments or extreme cold
–  Translucent body allowing you to see your ammo count and type
–  Creep resistant: the feed lips and body won’t spread when being stored long term even when fully loaded

$15 3D-Printed Scope Throw Levers

Posted on April 3rd, 2016 by ar15news

We always keep our eye out for content that our readers will appreciate. It doesn’t have to be the most ground breaking new product or accessory. Some times manufacturers will send us information and ask us to post it on our site, other times we happen to run across a new product, special deal or a combination of the two that we think you guys should know about. This is the case with the MK Machining 3D-Printed Scope Throw Levers.

On Saturday I was relaxing after a long week, scrolling through some groups on Facebook when I ran across a post for 3d-printed scope throw levers for just $15. Usually a good throw lever usually runs about $60 so this kind of intrigued me. Throw Levers are designed to help you adjust the magnification on  your scope easier and quicker. 

MK Machining 3d-printed scope throw lever 1

MK Machining 3d-printed scope throw lever 1

My first thought was “How strong are these and are they gonna break when I try to use it?”. From what I read the levers are 3D printed from a filament called PETG which is a strong polymer type material that has a little bit of flex to it. A 4-40 bolt is used to tighten into a pressed in threaded brass insert. One of the things this company has stated is that the material is flexible without yielding but if you buy one and are not happy with the strength of the product they will refund the purchase price and even the shipping.

At just $15 and with a guarantee like that there doesn’t seem to much of a risk to trying these out. I have 5 Vortex scopes that I’ll be ordering some of these for and wanted to tell you guys so you can do the same if you’re interested.

They have a ton of models available such as Vortex Viper, Vortex Strike Eagle, Nightforce NXS, Leupold Mark 6, Mark 8, Vortex Razor Gen II, Leupold Mark AR, Bushnell AR Drop Zone, and Kahles i just to name a few. If they don’t have a model for the scope you own they offer a free Throw Lever to anyone who will ship them their scope for a few weeks so they can create the lever.

As I mentioned, these 3D-Printed Scope Throw Levers are just $15. You can check out all of the available models at www.MKMachining.com.

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