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Alamo Four Star Announces the Cowl Induction Break (CIB)

Posted on June 11th, 2015 by ar15news

June 9th, 2015 – Lubbock Texas – Lubbock Texas – Alamo Four Star is pleased to announce the release of the Cowl Induction Brake (CIB). The CIB CNC cross milled port design reduces recoil by over 50% while minimizing the sound directed back at the shooter.

Alamo Four Star CIB brake 1

The CIB was developed as better way to mitigate the recoil of large caliber rifles. Founder Mark Deros realized a need to revisit the industry standard muzzle brake design when he was shooting his .338 Lapua and experiencing substantial recoil with a standard factory brake. This led Mark to find the most effective way to redirect the escaping gas pressure and put that energy to work in order to more effectively reduce recoil and manage muzzle rise. This reduction was made possible by redesigning the internal and external geometry of the traditional brake to increase the efficiency of the flow of gasses.

Alamo Four Star CIB brake 2

“I realized after shooting my .338 Lapua for a while I realized that there had to be a better solution than receiving an ‘ass whipping’ with the factory muzzle brake.” said Mark Deros CEO of Alamo Four Star. “With 18,000 lbs of pressure being released from that muzzle, that’s a lot of energy available to be exploited. The CIB uses that energy to the shooters advantage creating a more enjoyable shooting experience and faster follow up shots.”

The CIB is available in 223/5.56, 6mm, 6.5mm, .30cal, and .338 Lapua in both black and stainless steel. MSRP on the CIB is $169

For more information please visit:
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Recently I started a new build. It was centered around a few key components, the Rainier Arms Mod3 billet receiver set, Rainier Arms 16″ .223 Wylde barrel made from a Rock Creek Blank, the LANTAC USA E-BCG and the new Fortis Manufacturing 14″ REV II MLOK rail. I just recently finished this build and will begin the process of shooting and reviewing it. Until then I wanted to give you an initial impression of the new REV II MLOK rail.

I have used many Fortis Manufacturing REV rails over the past few years and really like them a lot. Lately Fortis has come out with a few new rails including the new REV II rails which look great. As you would assume they are a modified version of the original REV rail that deletes the bottom picatinny rail section and forward side rail sections for a super sleek design, lighter weight and more flexibility in mounting your KeyMod or MLOK accessories. 

Fortis REV II MLOK 1

INSTALLATION

The REV II rails mount directly to a Mil Spec AR-15 barrel nut with a rock solid clamp just like the original REV rail. This type of mount is great for a few reasons. One, it creates an insanely solid union between the upper and rail. It also makes it easier for users to upgrade from the standard plastic “Glacier Guard” or other hand guards that use a Delta Ring as they will not need any armorers tools to remove the old barrel nut and install a proprietary barrel nut. Just cut the Delta Ring off, remove the spring, install your low profile gas block and your REV II rail will be on in minutes. Installation of accessories can be done while the rail is installed but can be done much easier by quickly removing the rail instead of installing them while on the rifle.

Fortis REV II MLOK 1

Fortis REV II MLOK 1

Fortis REV II MLOK 1

FIT AND FINISH

Fit and finish on the Fortis Manufacturing rails is second to none with a very nice dark black Type III Hard Coat Anodizing, smooth edges and aggressive lines. Not to mention they just look stinking sexy! As you can see in the picture below I also used the Fortis Manufacturing Low Profile Gas Block which looks great with its similar lines.

Fortis REV II MLOK 1

Fortis REV II MLOK 1

FINAL THOUGHTS

Overall I am very impressed with the Fortis Manufacturing REV II rail and would put them very high on the “Recommended List”. They offer these in both KeyMod and MLOK versions all the way from 7″ long to 14″ long.  So far there really isn’t anything I would say I don’t like about the rail. One note I would make is that anti-rotation tabs are a great feature but as you may already know, not all  billet uppers will accommodate them unless they manufacture of that upper has designed it to work with a rial with anti-rotation tabs. This is not an issue with the rail but more of an issue with manufacturers of billet uppers. The Fortis Billet Upper and Rainier Arms Billet Upper work great with them and many others will too. Check out the entire build below. Once I’ve had some time behind the trigger on this build I will update with more reviews on the different components.

Fortis REV II MLOK 1

Rebel Arms Enhanced Nitride M16 Bolt Carrier Group Promo

Posted on May 18th, 2015 by ar15news

One of our website sponsors, Rebel Arms, has a promotion going on right now for their new Enhanced Nitride M16 BCG. This style BCG is very popular right now and is being produced for a number of different companies and for good reason…they are great BCG’s. A Nitride finish on a BCG is perfect because it is very slick but also has great anti-corrosion properties that protect it from even the most corrosive AR ammo. As you can see the carrier itself also features enhanced cuts as well.

Rebel Arms Enhanced Nitride BCG 1Rebel Arms Enhanced Nitride BCG 1

Use the code “REBEL10″ at checkout to save 10% off. This code only applies to the BCG and can be applied to as many BCG’s as you would like. This promo ends on 6/1/15. Head on over to www.RebelArms.com for more information and to purchase one today.

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Get Some!! Bobro LowRider BUIS Are In-Stock and Ready to Ship

Posted on April 20th, 2015 by ar15news

**EDIT:  These are in-stock right now so get ’em while they’re hot!** 4/20/15 2:00PM EST

I received word over the weekend that the new LowRider BUIS from Bobro Engineering are finally nearing their initial release and should be available for purchase VERY soon…as in THIS week. If you haven’t seen or heard of the LowRider BUIS from Bobro, you’ve got to check these out. 

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 2

The Bobro Engineering LowRider sights are designed from the start to be an extremely low profile set of BUIS for a specific purpose. Many Short Barreled Rifle owners have run into an issue with figuring out how to mount a set of BUIS on the upper and still fit their needed Lights, Lasers and Optics. The idea was to make it so that the Rear Sight was so low profile that there was almost no possible way it could interfere with optics and the Front Sight could easily be mounted under the front arm of the optic mount. This keeps them out of the way, but can still be used in the even the primary optic has a failure. 

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 2

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 2Photo by Chris Tran

The Bobro LowRider sights are so low profile in the stowed position that you almost don’t notice they are even there unless you are looking for them.

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 2

Even though these sights were designed to fill a specific need, they can still be used on a full size rifle in traditional BUIS positions as shown below. The LowRider sights still maintain all of the adjustability of a standard set of BUIS such as Windage and Elevation and lock in place when flipped up. Just press the button on the side to release them and they lay flat.

Bobro Engineering Lowrider Sights 2

Rainier Arms has secured the first 50 available sets and has 40 sets available on www.RainierArms.com at $200 and they will sell 10 sets on www.Revolvr.com at $190. These are in-stock right now so get ’em while they’re hot!

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All photos unless otherwise listed are courtesy of Tracerx Photography.

NEW!! Tactical Walls – 1410M Wall Clock Discreet Storage

Posted on April 8th, 2015 by ar15news

We’ve shown you many products from Tactical Walls in the past. Tactical Walls started out producing storage compartments disguised as mirrors in a variety of sizes from smaller compartments for handguns and knives to ones large enough for rifles, shotguns, ammo, etc. These have been very popular but some people have asked for options that did not require you to cut into the wall and mount the storage insert between the wall studs. After many hours of development, Tactical Walls introduced their first outside the wall option which was their awesome Tactical Shelves. Never the company to sit back and relax, they quickly started designing their second outside the wall product, the Tactical Wall Clock. 

Tactical Walls Tactical Wall Clock 1

The technical name for this product is the 1410M Tactical Wall Clock. What that means is you get a 14″ wide by 10″ tall storage compartment with a “M”agnetic mount technology that is hidden inside of a wall clock. The Wall Clock is fully functional and mounts just as you would any other large wall clock. 

Tactical Walls Tactical Wall Clock 2

The Tactical Wall Clock is designed to give you immediate access to whatever you decide to keep inside of it without it being in plain sight. In the event you need your gun, knife, keys, stone…whatever, you just press on the 12 o’clock portion of the clock face and it tilts out allowing you to reach inside and remove your items. The face of the clock can also be completely and quickly removed making it easy to put the items back inside. 

Tactical Walls Tactical Wall Clock 2

It is important to point out that the Tactical Wall Clock is not designed to be used as a Safe or to think that kids can not get into it if not placed out of their reach. Most of Tactical Walls products have locks on them but the Tactical Wall Clock does not. I wouldn’t let that deter you though. Because it is a wall clock it is perfectly normal to have it placed above eye level which, depending on furniture, should keep it out of the reach of young ones. Check out the video demonstration below. 

Tactical Walls Tactical Wall Clock 4

I think a wall clock is an awesome way to discreetly store items, up out of reach of children but still within arms reach if you need something in a hurry. You never know when you may encounter a threat in your own home or business and realize your much further away from your weapon than you should be OR maybe during a scuffle with an intruder you are disarmed and need to find an alternate weapon. Its also a great option for renters who don’t want to cut into the walls of their apartment  etc. Whatever the reason may be, Tactical Walls products are a great answer for those situations. Check them out at www.TacticalWalls.com.

Battle Arms Development has just introduced the newest version of their SaberTube and Lightweight Butt Stock combo which uses an included QD End Plate. The first version of the SaberTube and Lightweight Butt Stock did not allow the use of an End Plate and was designed for receivers that had the rear takedown pin detent hole threaded for a set screw. This new version has been redesigned to allow the use of the included QD End Plate and will work on any normal AR-15 lower receiver. This kit includes the SaberTube, BAD-LBS (Lightweight Butt Stock) and a CNC Machined 7075T6 QD End Plate and is available for one week at an Intro Price of $159.95 only at www.REVOLVR.com.

Battle Arms SaberTube and Lightweight Butt Stock 1

Battle Arms SaberTube and Lightweight Butt Stock 1

Battle Arms SaberTube and Lightweight Butt Stock 1

Lightweight Receiver Extension/Buffer Tube, End Plate Version for the Lightweight Butt Stock and QD End Plate. All MilSpec Type III Class 2 Hard Anodized Black and made in the USA.

Sabertube Features:
–  Precision CNC from billet 6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
–  Unique, Lightweight and Functional Dimpled Pattern Design
–  MilSpec Carbine Buffer and Buffer Spring Compatible
–  One size fits most Mid Length Buffer Tube
–  Compatible with BAD-LBS Lightweight Butt Stock Only
–  Lightweight design eliminated the need for Castle Nut
–  Shoulder Cut for End Plate. Compatible with all Mil-Spec Lowers (no captive takedown pin detent spring necessary)
–  Patent Pending QD End Plate Features:
–  Precision CNC from billet 7075T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
–  Limited rotation (30deg) QD
Butt Stock Features:
–  Precision CNC from billet 7075T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
–  Built-In Non-Rotating QD
–  Lightweight 2.8 Ounces (stock only)
–  Grade 5 Titanium Stock Screw
–  Compatible with SABERTUBE Receiver Extension Only

http://www.revolvr.com/exclusive-sabertube-combo-end-plate-version.html

MGI Military .22lr Kit Special Bundle

Posted on February 24th, 2015 by ar15news

MGI Military is running a special on a .22lr Kit that will allow you to either retrofit an existing AR or build a new AR and chamber it in .22lr. Before you all go crazy on me saying “Yeah, but there’s no .22lr ammo!”, do a quick search and you’ll see that .22lr is much more readily available than it has been for a while and you can purchase 500 round bricks for as little as $40 if you watch closely. This kit comes with everything you need including a .22lr 16″ barrel, BCG, Charging Handle and Magazine all for just $189. This is a great way to build an inexpensive plinker upper if you’re looking for one. Check out the details below then head on over to www.MGI-Military.com to order.

MGI Military 22lr kit special

This AR-15 .22 Long Rifle Kit Special Bundle includes a .22LR AR-15 style 16-inch Barrel w/ A2 Front Sight Base, .22LR Bolt, Charging Handle designed for .22LR and 28-round .22LR Chiappa Magazine.

Call For Availability Before Placing Your Order!

Packages will be sold “AS-IS” in it’s current condition. This includes barrel and bolt blemishes and discolorations.

Packages are fully functional and test fired prior to packaging.

Great Deal!! – AIM Surplus Nickel Boron .308 BCG

Posted on February 16th, 2015 by ar15news

The last year has seen an explosion of interest in building big bore AR’s, especially the AR-10/.308. Things like .308 receiver sets and barrels are not only a lot more readily available but also much more affordable than they ever have been before. Unfortunately some smaller parts like Bolt Carrier Groups are still not so easy to find and can cost quite a bit. This weekend I happened to run across the AIM Surplus Nickel Boron .308/7.62×51 BCG and was surprised to see that not only does it look like a very high quality BCG but they are selling it for just $179.95 with FREE SHIPPING in the lower 48 States. I just finished up my second .308 build over the weekend and might need to pick up one of these BCGs for the next .308 build.

AIM Surplus NiB 308 BCG

AIM .308/7.62×51 Caliber BDG Nickel Boron Bolt Carrier Groups. A great BCG at an even better price! We are having these built to our exacting Standards. The Bolt is shot peened and manufactured out of 9310 Tool Steel with a 4140 Machined Extractor. The Carrier is the more common DPMS pattern with a Nickel Boron finish for easier cleaning and provides a slicker surface. The Gas Key is Hardened to USGI Specifications and fastened to the carrier using Grade 8 Hardware, and then properly staked. More information below.

Assembly

The assembly requirements for 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 i used to attach the gas key, followed by properly staking per spec.  When installing the extractor to the bolt, both the extractor buffer and the crane-o-ring are inserted with the spring.  Both are present to insure proper ejection 100% of the time.  Then high temperature grease is app 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 customers…PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA!

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

Bolt
—  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

Extractor
—  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 1.2.2.2

Cam Pin
—  Machined from 4340
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances

Purchase now at www.AIMSurplus.com

NEW!! Fortis REV II KeyMod 12″ Handguard

Posted on January 7th, 2015 by ar15news

For a few months we’ve heard quiet rumblings about a new version of the very popular Fortis REV rail. Just yesterday those rumors were proven true when Fortis Mfg released the new REV II KeyMod 12″ handguard which removes the lower 1913 Picatinny rail section as well as the small forward side rail sections that are found on the original REV rail. Not only does this make the REV II even lighter than the original REV but also makes it more of a tubular style handguard with KeyMod at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock with a solid 1913 Picatinny section at 12 o’clock. I really think Fortis hit the nail on the head with this design and can’t wait to get my hands on one.

Fortis REV II KeyMod Handguard 1Fortis REV II KeyMod Handguard 1Fortis REV II KeyMod Handguard 1

— Material: Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum
– Finish: Military Specification Type III Hard Coat Anodized
– Length: 12.375″
– Weight: 7.8 Ounces
– Inside Diameter: 1.340″
– Continuous Top Rail
– Rotation Limited QD Sockets
– KEYMOD at the 3, 6 & 9 O’clock
– Piston Compatible
– Anti-Rotation Tabs (Fits Forged Uppers and some Billet Uppers such as our Fortis Billet Upper as shown)
– Uses Standard AR15 Barrel Nut (Not Included) Made in the USA!

Available for purchase now at an introductory price of just $159.99 Shipped only at www.Revolvr.com.

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. 

Magpul MBUS PRO Offset Sights Rear Magpul MBUS PRO Offset Sights Front

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

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