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LUTH-AR Introduces Two New AR-15/AR-10 Carbine Stocks

Posted on October 8th, 2015 by ar15news

After using the LUTH-AR MBA-1 on one of my favorite precision AR-15s and absolutely loving it, I was really excited to hear they were introducing two new models of the MBA (Modular Buttstock Assembly). The original MBA-1 and MBA-2 stocks mounted to an A1/A2 buffer tube. The new MBA-3 and MBA-4 are Carbine stocks meaning that they will mount directly to your standard AR-15 buffer tube for collapsible stocks. 

The MBA-3 Carbine Stock is fully decked out with an adjustable height cheek rest, 3-axis adjustable buttplate, 1913 picatinny rail section on the bottom of the stock and more. 


The MBA-4 Carbine Stock is more of a stripped down version of the MBA-3 letting you add the accessories you want. It does use the same frame as the MBA-3 including the 1913 rail section on the bottom. 


– Fits .223 & .308 AR platform

– Easy to replace & quick to install
– Strong fiberglass-filled nylon
– Features a picatinny rail 
– Adjusts to 15.75″ length-of-pull
– New 3-axis adjustable buttplate
– Revolutionary anti-rattle set screw
– Available in black, FDE & pink.
– MBA-3 weighs 18 oz.
– MBA-4 weighs 11 oz.

Both of these stocks look really great. Whether you are looking for a more basic setup or the fully loaded, these are sure to fill the need. All LUTH-AR MBA stocks are available for purchase now at

New!! AIM Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron .223/5.56 BCG

Posted on October 7th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’ve been looking for a Light Weight BCG you are probably very aware that they can be very expensive. Especially when you start looking at special coatings like Nickel Boron, etc. AIM Surplus just released a great looking Light Weight Nickel Boron BCG that totally breaks the rules by coming in at just 8.5 ounces (almost 28% lighter than their standard BCG) with a price tag of just $120 and Free Shipping. Light Weight BCGs are not only great for those uber light weight builds but work great for 3-Gun/Competition shooters looking to tune a gun for super light recoil and fast follow up shots. Check out this BCG for yourself at

Aim Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron NiB BCG 1

Aim Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron NiB BCG 1

Aim Surplus Light Weight Nickel Boron NiB BCG 1

The requirements for assembly of our Bolt Carrier Groups are much higher than most. Before assembling the gas key to the carrier, permatex NO.3D aviation is applied to form-a-gasket around the gas hole (per MIL-SPEC). Then Grade-8 hardware is used to attach the gas key, followed by properly staking per spec. When installing the extractor to the bolt, a crane-o-ring is inserted with the spring to insure proper ejection. Then high temperature grease is applied to the gas rings before inserting the bolt into the carrier, which allows for much smoother operation. These BCGs are inspected to the highest of standards, to insure a high quality product that is 100% reliable for our customer… PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA!

–  Machined from 8620 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications

–  Machined from 9310 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Shot Peened
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances
–  MPI (Mag Particle Inspected)

Gas Key
–  Machined from 4140
–  Heat treated to military specifications

–  Machined from 4140
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Shot peened

Firing Pin
–  Machined from 8640 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances
–  Coated with .0002”-.0003” of hard chrome per MIL-STD-171

Cam Pin
–  Machined from 4340
–  Quench and temper heat treat
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances

NEW!! Forged GI Lower from V SEVEN

Posted on October 5th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’re looking for a high quality forged lower for your next build, this Forged GI Lower from V SEVEN might be one to take a look at. They’ve made some weight saving cuts to the receiver in areas that do not effect its strength so its a bit lighter than a normal AR-15 lower but not by much. Those cuts do give it a really nice look though and the extra KG2400 black armor they apply over the anodizing should help it look good for a bit longer too. They are offering a special introductory price as well. Check out the new V7 lower and a bunch of other awesome light weight products at 

V7 Forged Lower 1

V7 Forged Lower 3

V7 Forged Lower 3

V7 Forged Lower 3


To celebrate the release of our first lower receiver, we’re offering an introductory sale price of $129 until Oct. 31st.

***Sale Price $129***

Introductory offer on all lower purchases until Oct. 31st.





V SEVEN recommends all PINS, SPRINGS, SCREWS, & COMPONENTS to be installed with a quality lubricating oil/grease.

Alamo Four Star Announces the DLOC-MRO mount for Trijicon MRO sight

Posted on September 15th, 2015 by ar15news

September 15th, 2015 – Lubbock Texas – Alamo Four Star is pleased to announce the release of the DLOC-MRO.  The DLOC-MRO is a return to zero quick attach mount for the new Trijicon MRO sight.

Utilizing the proven functionality and return to zero capability of the patented DLOC QD-QuickConnect mechanism, the DLOC-MRO provides a rugged solid aluminum mount for the Trijicon MRO sight. The DLOC-MRO provides a 1/3rd co-witness with mil-spec iron sights ensuring users’ability to effectively engage targets in all situations.


Recognized by Trijicon for its outstanding mount design and standard setting quality control, Alamo Four Star was asked early in the MRO development process to develop a DLOC mount for Trijicon’s new red dot reflex sight.

DLOC-MRO-2 copy

“What makes this DLOC-MRO special is it is a‘Return to Zero’ optic mount with 3 recoil lugs,” said Mark Deros CEO of Alamo Four Star. “The DLOC-MRO requires no tools to rapidly attach to the firearm and will fit all mil-spec and non standard picatinny rails.”

Lower 1/3rd Co Witness
QD-QuickConnect Return to Zero
Weight 2 oz.
Overall Length 1.550 inches
MRO Base Length 1.500 inches

The DLOC-MRO is available for purchase now at with an MSRP of $119.

About  Alamo Four Star
Since 2004 Alamo Four Star has been a leading innovator and producer of firearm accessories for military, LE,recreation, and sport shooting. Located in Lubbock, Texas, Alamo Four Star is constantly redefining industry standards holdingsix patents and one pending patent as a testament to the company’s innovation.


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KAK Industry Contract Overrun Barrel Blowout

Posted on August 26th, 2015 by ar15news

Have you ever wondered what happens when a manufacturer makes a bunch of product for an OEM client, only to have them not pay their bill? Well, when it happens to KAK they make sure that you the customer get a hookup! This is exactly what happened to our friends at KAK Industry recently and they made sure to let us know so we can tell you.

All of the barrels listed below are 41V50 steel with a Melonite finish for superior durability and corrosion resistance. Typically you would pay $250+ for these barrels but since you get to cut out the middle man and buy directly from the manufacturer, they are blowing them out at $100-110 each. These are NOT BLEM barrels! You can choose from 8.5″, 10.5″ and 16″ 300BLK with 1:8 Twist or a 16″ 5.56 with 1:7 Twist. The 16″ 300BLK with pistol length gas is a cool one for those looking to build a 16″ 300BLK that cycles subs without a can and the 16″ length helps it not be as loud as a shorter barrel.

KAK Industry Barrel Sale 1

KAK Industry Barrel Sale 1

8.5 300 BLK PISTOL 1:8  –  $100
10.5 300 BLK PISTOL 1:8  –  $100
16.0 300 BLK PISTOL 1:8  –  $100
11.0 5.56 NATO CARBINE 1:9  –  $100
16.0 5.56 NATO CARBINE 1:7  –  $110

I personally have used quite a few KAK Industry barrels over the past few years and they are an extremely good value. Being able to get them for just $100 is a steal! I seriously would recommend picking up a few for future builds. 

If you’re looking for a new barrel you definitely need to check out this new barrel from Critical Capabilities. This is their Supermatch SOCOM .223/5.56 16″ Nitride Barrel which looks to me a very well made barrel. As you’ll see in the description below, the barrel extension and the 4150 CMV barrel itself were Nitrided prior to assembly and the barrel comes with a Sub-MOA guarantee with match ammo. Whats even more impressive is that they are available right now for just $149.95 with Free Shipping in the lower 48 states. Purchase now at

Aim Surplus Critical Dimension Supermatch Socom 16 inch nitride barrel

Introducing the Critical Capabilities Supermatch 5.56 barrel, now in Nitride! This barrel is a culmination of six months of testing, influences from multiple companies, and a rock-solid determination to accomplish one thing: Build absolutely the best barrel on the market. Period. Starting from a 4150 CroMoV match-grade blank, these barrels are chambered and profiled utilizing the most advanced CNC equipment in the world today. As with any quality barrel, these barrels and extensions are nitrided separately, and then undergo final assembly. Critical Capabilites guarantees sub 1 MOA accuracy at 100m with match-grade ammunition.

–  4150 CroMoV Steel
–  Caliber: 5.56
–  Length: 16 in.
–  Profile: SOCOM
–  Twist: 1/7
–  .750 in. Gas Block Seat
–  Mid-length Gas System
–  M4 Feed Ramps
–  Bead Blasted prior to Nitride
–  Deep, Black Nitride Finish
–  1 lbs 11.5 oz
–  Sub 1 MOA Guaranteed

NEW!! James Madison Tactical .308 80% Polymer Lower and Jig

Posted on July 24th, 2015 by ar15news

I first wrote about James Madison Tactical nearly two years ago when I was able to help introduce their new 80% AR-15 lower receiver. Since then I have had countless friends build AR-15 rifles off of JMT 80% polymer lowers with great success and zero issues. Once people started to see how easy it was to machine the JMT lower they started pretty much demanding that JMT offer a .308 (AR-10) lower. James Madison Tactical listened to their customer base and decided to move forward with developing a .308 lower. A few days ago I received a package from James Madison Tactical. On the outside it had their logo with the title “308 Equalizer”. 

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

All James Madison Tactical lowers come with their own machining jig so of course inside the box I found…you guessed, a machining jig. The JMT machining jig has a 3-piece construction and is made of a rigid plastic that could probably be used more than once but all JMT lowers come with a new jig so you’ll probably never have to use it again. 

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

What I was more interested in seeing was the lower itself. I have handled a few JMT AR-15 80% lowers before and they are nice so I was curious to see if the fit and finish on the .308 receiver was as nice. Maybe its just me but I think the finish on the .308 is the best they’ve produced yet which is pretty impressive. The webbing on the mag well looks great and the flare on the mag well is not just a sharp line but is actually curved out.

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

A couple of feature that I was happy to see carried over from the AR-15 lower are the aggressive texture on the front of the mag well which can be used as a support hand grip and they also used the threaded brass insert for the pistol grip screw so you can really tighten the grip screw down without stripping the threads. They also reinforced key areas of the lower so you don’t have to worry about them breaking like other less desirable poly lowers do.

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

Basically, as you can see, the 80% lower just needs to have the Fire Control Pocket machined as well as drill holes for the Safety Selector, Trigger Pin and Hammer Pin. That is where the supplied jig comes in handy. It has all of the holes in specific places to make sure you don’t screw it up. JMT has great machining instructions showing exactly how to machine their 80% lowers which is a great tool. It also shows you all of the tools you’ll need as well.

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

Over the next few weeks I plan on machining this James Madison Tactical .308 80% lower receiver, assembling it and getting it out to the range. I already have a few nicely running .308 uppers that I built so I will be able to quickly see how well the JMT .308 80% lower does with them and report back to you guys with more info after some range time.

JMT 308 80percent Lower 1

This could be a great start to a new .308 build for you and a nice way to reduce some of the added weight these big bore rifles bring with them. The James Madison Tactical .308 80% Polymer Lower Receivers are now available for purchase at for an intro price of just $124.95 including the machining jig. 

Intro Price on OSS Level IIIA 10X12 Special Threat Plates

Posted on June 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Hey guys. Wanted to give you a heads up on some new Plates that are available now at an introductory price from our friends at Katylist.comThe product is the OSS Officer Survival Solutions Level IIIA 10X12 Special Threat Plates. They weigh only (0.85LB) and are .03 inches thick. These are great plates for low profile/Low Vis operations where someone wants to be able to throw on soft armor in carrier and doesn’t wear concealed, or worn in a carrier as daily soft armor.

They are listed at a special limited time into price of $134.99 each, a link is below and pics attached. These are awesome plates for the price.×12-thin-special-threat-plate/

OSS Level IIIA 10X12 Special Threat Plates

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BLAZnTECH Motorized Weapons Cleaning System

Posted on May 14th, 2015 by ar15news

BLAZnTECH is a new company bringing an equally new cleaning product to market. Its their Motorized Weapons Cleaning System which is designed to clean the lugs and chamber of your AR or handguns. The MWCS spins a nylon chamber brush at 300 RPM and has a built in LED light for visual inspection. Included with each MWCS is a 5.56 Chamber Brush with 25 Brush-Socks, 7.62 Chamber Brush with 25 Brush-Socks, 9mm Chamber Brush with 25 Brush-Socks and a 45ACP Chamber Brush with 25 Brush-Socks and a hard case to keep it all in.




Positioned for cleaning via ejection port, without ANY disassembly of the weapon, the patented design of the motorized weapons cleaning system rotates a redesigned chamber brush at 300+RPM! Cleaning out black fouling from even the smallest corners of the awkwardly shaped barrel extension (a.k.a. “Star Chamber”). Should you be due for a last minute inspection, BLAZnTECH will also be providing patented Brush-Socks; newly invented brush attachments (100% Cotton) that thoroughly continue to clean the barrel extension. In Addition, BLAZnTECH will soon be providing traditional cleaning kits, rifle magazines, collapsible stocks, and redesigned brushes/Brush-Socks for other commonly used rifles, handguns, and machine guns.

The BLAZnTECH Motorized Weapons Cleaning System kit is scheduled to ship in July. You can pre-order now (card not charged until the product ships) and use the discount code “DEFENSEMK” to save 40% off your order. For more information or to order go to

Initial Impressions – SCALARWORKS LDM/MICRO Mount

Posted on May 9th, 2015 by ar15news

A while back I helped introduce the SCALARWORKS LDM/Micro mount for Aimpoint T-1/H-1 red dots. They have been a very popular mount since then and now I’m excited to actually get to try one out for myself. I’ve had the Absolute Co-Witness mount on my SBR for about a week now and wanted to give my initial impressions with a long term review down the road.

The LDM/Micro mount was designed to be a low profile and light weight QD mount. The Absolute Co-Witness mount weighs just 1.25 ounces which is extremely impressive, especially for a QD mount. You can immediately tell when holding it that its quite a bit lighter than most mounts. For instance one of my other favorites, the ADM Micro Mount weighs 3.7 ounces (according to the ADM website) which is about 3 times what the SCALARWORKS LDM/Micro mount weighs.

Scalarworks LDM Micro Mount 1

The fit and finish on the LDM/Micro mount was also very nice. No sharp points or inconsistent anodizing at all. Just a very clean, high quality look. Another thing I noticed was that the anodizing seemed to match up color wise to my Aimpoint T-1 which at a quick glance makes it look like a one-piece Optic/Mount setup. The design itself I think is very attractive.

Scalarworks LDM Micro Mount 1

Installation is very simple. The QD wheel on the LDM/Micro mount features very positive clicks as you turn it that help lock it in place not allowing it to unwind by itself. It also makes it extremely easy to install or remove if needed. Once tightened down by hand it is extremely solid and has zero wobble or movement to it.

Scalarworks LDM Micro Mount 1

The LDM/Micro mount uses a telescoping guided clamp that is the entire length of the mount which should help it hold zero very well and is something they talk about in their marketing. This is one feature I have not had any time to test out but will very soon. Just a matter of shooting a group, removing the mount, re-installing the mount and shooting another group, repeat!

Scalarworks LDM Micro Mount 1

So my initial impressions are very good. I am looking forward to using the LDM/Micro mount full time on my SBR this year. Pricing on the SCALARWORKS LDM/Micro mount is a bit higher than some of the other mounts on the market but I think the quality and lightweight/low drag aspect of it makes up for that very fast.

One thing to note is that the LDM/Micro mount does not come with screws and requires that you use your “factory” screws. If you are like me and bought a T-1 with something other than the factory low mount you will probably need different screws. My T-1 came with the Factory LRP QD mount which has really long screws. Thankfully I had some screws from a different mount that I was able to use. This is not a problem, just something to keep in mind, when purchasing you might want to contact Aimpoint to purchase a new set of screws.

It just so happens that the same week SCALARWORKS sent me my mount, they also sent Rainier Arms a shipment of both Absolute Co-Witness and Lower 1/3 Co-Witness mounts. If you’re looking for a great place to purchase one from, head on over to



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