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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 www.AIMSurplus.com.

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

http://aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=XCCB16N

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 www.RainierArms.com 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.

http://www.katylist.com/shop/level-iiia-10×12-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.

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BLAZnTECH MWCS 1

BLAZnTECH MWCS 1

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 www.BLAZnTECH.com.

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 www.RainierArms.com.

Ballistic Advantage “Barrel of the Week” Deal

Posted on April 16th, 2015 by ar15news

Today Ballistic Advantage started a new promotion where they will feature a barrel each week with a large discount. To start they are offering a 14.5″ 5.56 Government Profile Mid Length barrel with a QPQ finish (same as Black Nitride, Melonite, etc) for just $119.99 each. Purchase details are listed below. Be sure to sign up for their newsletter to get weekly notifications of sales and giveaways. 

Ballistic Advantage Barrel of the week

Today we are kicking off our Barrel of the Week promotion. Take advantage of our best pricing yet!

This week’s Barrel of the Week features our 14.5″ 5.56 Government Profile Mid Modern Series Barrel for only $119.99!

http://ballisticadvantage.com/14-5-inch-556-gov-mid-length-cmv-modern-barrel.html

NEW!! Rainier Arms Minimalist Covert Rifle Bag

Posted on March 10th, 2015 by ar15news

Rainier Arms has teamed up with Grey Ghost Gear to produce their new Minimalist Covert Rifle Bag. With the quality construction that Grey Ghost Gear is known for and made with specific features that Rainier Arms has requested, this is sure to be an awesome, affordable addition to your range time gear. These are available in both Black and Foliage Green right now at www.RainierArms.com.

Rainier Arms Minimalist Covert Rifle Bag 1Rainier Arms Minimalist Covert Rifle Bag 1Rainier Arms Minimalist Covert Rifle Bag 1

Rainier Arms minimalist covert rifle bag by Grey Ghost Gear. This heavy duty soft case offers many essential needs to pack and carry your rifle without drawing unwanted attention.

–  500D construction,
–  38X11x4 in dimension
–  There are 2 attachment points on either end of the bag for attaching the carrying strap that is included.
–  The front of the bag features a 8X3 inch loop field to attach patches.
–  The inside lid has two zippered mesh pockets to store loose items, cleaning kit, mags, ECT.
–  Inside of the body of the bag is covered in loop. this allows the three provided attachment panels to be used in an infinite number of placements to hold any 38 inch or shorter rifle in place or to store a longer rifle in 2 pieces.
–  There are two additional flat tie downs to secure a smaller item in the bag, such as a hand gun or spotting scope.

www.RainierArms.com

Great Deal On NEW Magpul MBUS PRO LR Adjustable Rear Sight

Posted on February 5th, 2015 by ar15news

Recently Magpul introduced a new version of the super popular MBUS PRO rear sight called the MBUS PRO LR which has a built in elevation adjustment wheel with preset detents at 50 meter increments all the way out to 600 meters. As always, buying a rear sight is always more expensive than buying a front sight…just because. Normal retail on this sight is $129.95 but thankfully our buddy Eric over at VF Gunrunners is the king of MBUS PRO deals and is running a special pre-order deal on this new sight. VF Gunrunners offers the MBUS PRO LR sight alone for $103.99 with FREE SHIPPING or you combine it with the MBUS PRO Front Sight for just $156.99 with FREE SHIPPING. I don’t know about you but I really appreciate companies that offer free shipping on stuff. It takes the guess work out of “Am I really getting a good deal?”. Check out the pics of the new MBUS PRO LR sight below and hit the links to get in on this great deal. 

MBUS PRO LR Rear Sight  –  $103.99 w/Free Shipping

MBUS PRO LR Rear Sight and Front Sight  –  $156.99 w/Free Shipping

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Magpul Introduces the New PMAG D60 (60 Round Drum)

Posted on January 13th, 2015 by ar15news

It really was only a matter of time before Magpul decided to venture into the drum mag business. We know they have the expertise to make a high quality affordable magazine and have recently added 40 rounds PMAGs to their lineup. Today they introduced the new PMAG D60 which is a lightweight, compact polymer 60 r0und drum mag. It features a special loading lever to make loading easier, a clear “full magazine indication window” on the back, can be inserted on a closed bolt and holds the bolt open after the last round. It also can be easily disassembled for cleaning. Magpul says it will begin shipping Spring/Summer 2015 with an MSRP of $129.95 but they will not be making “cut-away” or “transparent” models. www.Magpul.com

The PMAG D-60. Sixty rounds. Reliable, durable, lightweight, shorter than a 30 rd mag, and full of features that make it extremely easy to use. MSRP $129.95. Please not that transparent back and cut-away versions were for testing purposes only, and the solid drum with round indicator window is the variant that will be offered for sale. Shipping Spring/Summer 2015, but you can get a sneak peak of the drum in action at ATAC range day before SHOT show.

Black Rifle Black Friday Sale 2014 – VF Gunrunners

Posted on November 26th, 2014 by ar15news

VF Gunrunners is offering two awesome deals for Black Friday. Both of these deals center around the new MBUS PRO and MBUS PRO Offset sight sets. Both sets of sights are extremely discounted and you get FREE SHIPPING too! Check out the details on the standard and offset sights below. 

Magpul MBUS Pro Sight Set $128.99 FREE shipping
Purchase Here: http://vfgunrunners.com/rifle-parts/ar-15/magpul-mbus-pro-sight-set.html


Magpul MBUS Pro Sight Black Friday Deal VF Gunrunners**Pre-Order**

Magpul MBUS Pro Sight Set $144.29 FREE shipping 
Purchase Here: http://vfgunrunners.com/magpul-mbus-pro-offset-sight-set-pre-order.html

Magpul MBUS Pro Offset Sight Black Friday Deal VF Gunrunners

Magpul MBUS Polymer Sight Set $68.99
http://vfgunrunners.com/magpul-mbus-sight-set-free-shipping.html

Magpul MBUS Sight Black Friday Deal VF Gunrunners

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