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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

Get Your Woodland Camo Fix At Tactical Distributors

Posted on November 21st, 2014 by ar15news

Tactical Distributors is offering an large selection of Woodland Camo products, including some exclusives from HSGI and B5 Systems with Proper, NorthFace and Mechanix to round out the options. I’ve always been a fan of Woodland Camo. Its a great all around camo and is even still used by some Navy SEAL units. HSGI is offering a wide range of items such as HSGI TACO pouches, Leg Rigs, etc. while B5 Systems is offering their awesome SOPMOD Bravo stock, Handguard and Grip in Woodland Camo as well. There are also coats, pants, hats and gloves. If you’ve been looking for a nice one-stop-shop for Woodland Camo, head on over and checkout the available selection at www.TacticalDistributors.com.

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Tactical Distributors Woodland Camo HSGI B5 1

NEW!! Magpul MBUS PRO Offset Sights

Posted on November 20th, 2014 by ar15news

Man, I am seriously going poor with all of these awesome new products that companies like Magpul are releasing lately. With the release of the new Offset version of the awesome MBUS PRO sights, I don’t see the bleeding stopping anytime soon. Offset sights work great with magnified optics. Switch from magnified (longer range) optics to non-magnified (close range) sights by simply rotating the gun about 45 degrees. The fact that these are collapsible sights make them very low profile when not in use as well. 

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Magpul MBUS PRO Offset Sights

I’m really excited to give these new Magpul MBUS PRO Offset Sights a try. I did the same thing with the standard MBUS PRO sights and now I have like 5 sets. :) As far as I can tell these are in-stock and ready to go now at www.Magpul.com at just $189.90 for a front and rear set. I’ll race you over there to see who can get a set faster. 

Magpul MBUS PRO Offset Sight Rear
Magpul MNUS PRO Offset Sight Front

Parallax Tactical FFSSR Gen2 13″ Rail – Save 25%

Posted on October 22nd, 2014 by ar15news

Parallax Tactical has a bit of an overstock on their very popular FFSSR 13″ rails. To help get their inventory where they need it to be they are offering a discount of 25% for a few days. That puts the price of the rail down to just $150. You also get to choose what color you want and they will Cerakote it for you. Check out the pics of the rail below. The coupon code and details are below that. 

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Use coupon code: Y1G51IVE56C8 for 25% off of Parallax Tactical Gen2 13″ Free Float Super Slim Rail (FFSSR) on our website. (Link below)

That’s just $150 per rail! Hurry as this offer is only good for a few days, after that we should be right where our inventory levels usually are. This also includes Cerakote colors, just put in the description box which color you’d like and we’ll get it done for you. Will add a few days to your order!

Purchase now at www.ParallaxTactical.com **Don’t forget to use the coupon code “Y1G51IVE56C8” at checkout for the discount

Photos by Stickman

NEW!! Scalarworks LDM Ultra Light Weight Aimpoint T-1 Mount

Posted on October 17th, 2014 by ar15news

Scalarworks has just released their new LDM with stands for Low Drag Mount for the Aimpoint Micro (T-1 and H-1) optics. The LDM goes against conventional thought regarding optic mounts which says you can’t have Light Weight and Quick Detach at the same time. Weighing in at just 1.33 ounces and featuring a notched thumbwheel with ball detent that won’t back-out under heavy recoil you can now have the best of both worlds. Check out the pictures and press release for the Scalarworks LDM below. Additional information is also available at Scalarworks.com.

SCALARWORKS LAUNCHES WORLD’S LIGHTEST QUICK-DETACH AIMPOINT MICRO MOUNT.

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South Orange, NJ – October 15, 2014 – Scalarworks, manufacturer of high-performance firearm accessories, is pleased to introduce the Low Drag Mount for Aimpoint Micro sights (LDM/Micro); the lightest quick-detach Aimpoint Micro mount in existence – weighing only 1.33oz. The LDM/Micro is a lightweight, low-profile, quick-detach optic mount that is compatible with MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails and all Aimpoint Micro sights, including the new Aimpoint Micro T-2.

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The Scalarworks LDM/Micro has a streamlined profile, free of protruding levers or knobs, featuring a notched thumbscrew with ball detent that won’t back out under sharp recoil. It also has a precision telescoping clamp that ensures a repeatable zero with each installation, while conforming to out of spec rails, without requiring additional adjustments.

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The LDM/Micro is made in the USA and available now from Scalarworks.com in two Co-Witness heights, Absolute and Lower-Third, with an MSRP of $149.

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