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Faxon Firearms “Gunner” Ultra-Light Bolt Carrier Group

Posted on April 28th, 2016 by ar15news

When looking to reduce felt recoil in an AR-15 (there isn’t a ton but there’s enough), one route you could go is to go with a lightweight Bolt Carrier Group. Lightweight BCGs are largely used in competition rifles like those used 3-Gun where the lighter the recoil the better for fast followup shots, etc. Faxon Firearms is already very well know for their successful ARAK-21 self contained piston upper and massive selection of barrels but noticed some issues with other lightweight BCGs and decided to make their own. Check out the all new Faxon Firearms “Gunner” Ultra-Light BCG and intro pricing info below.

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When looking at lightweight bolt carrier groups, we were unsatisfied with what the market had to offer. Seeing a capability gap, we set out to create a bolt carrier group that could live up to the GUNNER name with no compromise in strength or function. We set specifications that would allow no compromise:

1. Lightest Weight Possible (8.32 Ounces Complete, 6.24 Ounces Carrier & Key Only)
2. MIL-SPEC Materials & Finishes or Better!
3. Forward Assist Serrations
4. Compatible with Dust Covers
5. Maintains Full-Auto Trip Sear for full-auto and the new multi-stage trigger functionality
6. Looks Amazing

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Matching our barrels, we selected the QPQ method of Salt Bath Nitride for all the carriers components. By coating all parts, the carrier’s natural slickness is increased markedly requiring less gas and pressure to operate. Further, the QPQ SBN process seals components against corrosion while making them fantastically wear resistant.

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As a testament of our trust, the carriers are all laser-engraved with the Faxon Shield after passing all Quality inspections.

Detailed Spec:

Bolt:
– 9310 Tool Steel Construction (Stronger than C158)
– Full MIL-SPEC Heat Treatment
– Shot Peened to MIL-SPEC
– Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
– Back of Lugs Chamfered for Reliability
– Spring, Insert, & “Crane” O-Ring Installed
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

Extractor:
– S7 Tool Steel Construction
– Fully Heat Treated
– Shot Peened Per MIL-SPEC
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

Carrier & Key:
– Carrier: MIL-SPEC 8620 Steel Material
– Key: 4140 Steel Material
– Fully Heat Treated
– Forward Assist Serrations
– M16 (FULL-AUTO) Compatible
– Grade 8 Fasteners
– Fully & Properly Staked Key, Permatex Sealed
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided
– Weight w/ Key (Not Bolt or any Pins): 6.32 Ounces

Cam Pin:
– 4140 Pre-Hardended Steel Material
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided

The very first run of the all new Faxon Firearms “Gunner” Ultra-Lightweight Bolt Carrier Group is being offered at an introductory price through …. yup, you guessed it …. Rainier Arms. There are currently less than 35 of these available at the introductory price of $199.99. Get one now at www.RainierArms.com

🔥🔥 556 Tactical SKR Rail Closeout 🔥🔥

Posted on April 5th, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve been using a couple of these 556 Tactical rails over the past few years and they are pretty awesome. Recently 556 Tactical has decided to go another route and will be offering a new rail so its time to sell their current stock of SKR rails at a closeout prices. Currently 556 has their 12″ SKR rails on sale for just $155. Its hard to find a decent rail for that price, let alone a nice one like this. You can get in on this deal at www.556Tactical.com.

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Fortis Mfg NIGHT RAIL Exclusive Intro Price

Posted on April 3rd, 2016 by ar15news

Fortis Manufacturing introduced a neat new rail at SHOT Show back in January called the Night Rail. The Night Rail utilizes a new patent pending two piece barrel nut that creates a full 360 degrees of contact with the inside of the rail instead of a clamping the rail onto the barrel nut or using screws. This also makes installation very simple as the barrel nut does not need to be timed. Just tighten to the upper, slide the rail on and expand the barrel nut. Rainier Arms has secured the first run of rails and is offering them at an exclusive introductory price. This first run is for the 12″ version. They do plan on offering 7″, 9″, 12″, 14″ and 15″ versions. Check out the pics below. There is an informative installation video at the link below if you are wanting to see how this installs as well.

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When designing the Night Rail™, we wanted to design a handguard that was easy to install, but also to be able to mount with a full 360 degrees of contact. Our new patent pending two piece barrel nut is one of a kind. We developed this from the ground up and the machining time it takes to make the barrel nut, rivals the time making the actual rail. That’s not to say the rail is simple to make. One look and you’ll see that we really took time with this in design and development. What we ended up with is a rail that not only looks amazing, but is still true to our lightweight brand. The barrel nut/mounting system keeps the rail performing even during the harshest conditions.

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Being one of the leaders in the industry of rail innovation and design, it’s always a challenge to innovate new products that function well, but look great also. We’re up for the challenge with the next chapter of our product line – the Night™ Series. I think you’ll agree that we hit a homerun with the Night Rail™.

Features:
–  Material: Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum / Barrel Nut: 4140 Steel
–  Proprietary, patent pending 2 piece barrel nut that provides 360 degree contact
–  Free float rail design
–  No visible screws on the rail system
–  Will include barrel nut wrench to install
–  8.9 oz Without the barrel nut
–  Barrel nut is 3.9 oz
–  1.37″ Internal Diameter
–  Made in the USA!  Small Made in USA flag

Available now at an exclusive intro price of just $199.95 at www.RainierArms.com.

Magpul recently released info on the new PRS (Precision Rifle Stock) Gen2 that will be released later this summer. Its always nice to see new models of very popular products come out but it also means its time to look for some good deals on the Gen1 parts if you like them. Personally I love the PRS Gen1 stock and have a couple myself and now I might have to stockpile a few of them for future builds because I just got an email from Rainier Arms letting me know they have all of their Magpul PRS Gen1 stocks for both AR-15 and AR-10 on sale. When you go to the site it shows the usual $242.25 price but if you add it to your cart the price drops down to just $193.80 for an AR-15 or AR-10 version. That’s a smoking deal for an awesome stock. I just ordered an AR-10 version for one of my rifles and most likely will snag another couple AR-15 models for future use. Just passing along the savings to my friends.

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If you’ve been paying attention at all to the AR industry you will know that two of the most popular ways to shorten the length of an AR are to either build an AR Pistol or use a PDW stock. MVB Industries, makers of one of the best PDW stocks out there, wanted to give the AR Pistol crowd some love too and has decided to create the MPK or Micro Pistol Kit. The MPK is a standalone version of the compact buffer system used in the ARC PDW Stock kit. It does not accept a stock making it perfectly legal to use on an AR Pistol. Just like its big brother, it allows you to use any mil spec BCG you want and also allows you to shotgun the upper unlike most other compact buffer systems.

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MVB MPK Micro Pistol Kit 1a

For those who like a super compact AR Pistol without the desire to use any of the Pistol Stabilizing Braces/Blades, etc., this is a perfect piece to your puzzle. Comes standard with an H1 buffer but you can choose to upgrade to an H2, H3 or 9mm Buffer as well.

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MVB MPK Micro Pistol Kit 1a

The MVB MPK is the shortest, most compact pistol buffer kit on the market and my friends at AVGUNS have the exclusive on it and a special Intro Price. Find more information and get in on this exclusive intro price at www.AVGUNS.com

If you own a LANTAC Dragon 5.56 muzzle brake, chances are you are anxiously waiting the release of their new BMD or Blast Mitigation Device. The BMD is a quick detach shroud that lets you keep the benefits of the muzzle brake (reduction in recoil and muzzle rise) while forcing the concussion associated with using a muzzle brake forward of the shooter. LANTAC has been perfecting their design for some time and have finally settled on a two piece design which includes a collar that attaches to the muzzle brake and then the BMD attaches to the collar. This collar design allowed them to create the rock solid attachment system they felt was needed for the BMD while still making it compatible with the thousands of Dragon muzzle brakes that are already on end user rifles. Best news of the day…the new BMDs are now in production and a limited number have been made available for preorder. If you would like more information or would like to get in on the preorder, head on over to www.LANTAC-USA.com.

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Faxon Firearms is quickly becoming known for more than their ARAK-21 upper. They started offering AR-15 barrels a few years ago and it has grown into a massive selection of barrels in many calibers and many lengths. Their most popular barrel is a 16″ Mid Gas Gov’t Profile Nitride barrel. At the request of their customers, Faxon Firearms has just introduced a 14.5″ version of this barrel. I’ve not personally used a Faxon barrel but know quite a few people who have and do and they’re all very happy with them. At $165 its a hard deal to pass up! 

www.FaxonFirearms.com

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Faxon Firearms 14.5 Mid Govt Nitride Barrel 1

100% Machined by Faxon in Cincinnati, Ohio under our ISO and AS:9100 certified quality systems.
Quality. Innovation. Service.

Barrel Material: 4150
Barrel Type: Button Rifled, Fully Stress Relieved
Barrel Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Barrel Twist: 1:8
Barrel Length: 14.5″
Barrel Profile: Gov’t/SOCOM
Barrel Gas System: Mid Length
Inside Finish: QPQ Nitride
Outside Finish: QPQ Nitride
Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
Gas Block Diameter: .750″
Gas Block Journal Length: 1.9″
Barrel Extension: M4
Weight: ~1.50 lbs
Magnetic Particle Inspected!
11-degree Target Crown

Retail: $165

Available now on our website! http://faxonfirearms.com/14-5-govt-socom-5-56-nato-mid-length-4150-qpq/

Last month we helped introduced the new Centurion Arms CMR rails with KeyMod or M-LOK attachment systems. This was something Centurion Arms customers have been asking for for a long time and now they can get it. Centurion Arms promised a pre-order in early February and they weren’t messing around. Starting today, you can now pre-order a 13″ or 15″ CMR rail with your choice of KeyMod or M-LOK. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, they are also offering them at an introductory price of $195 for 13″ and $200 for the 15″.

Head on over to www.CenturionArms.com and get your order in for these really awesome rails. They should be shipping by the end of the month. 

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Centurion Arms CMR KeyMod MLOK Rail

Centurion Arms Adds KeyMod and M-LOK to the CMR Lineup

Posted on January 21st, 2016 by ar15news

This week at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Centurion Arms sneakily introduced two new versions of their extremely popular CMR rail in the Magpul and BattleComp booths. The CMR rail is a very slim, rugged, tubular rail. It features threaded holes every couple of inches to bolt the CMR rail covers, hand stops, etc to but most accessories made by other companies are designed to attach to 1913 quad rails, KeyMod rails or M-LOK rails. Now you can get the CMR in your choice of KeyMod or M-LOK as well.

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Now that you can choose KeyMod or M-LOK, it really opens up a whole new world of usable accessories you can attach to your CMR rail. I’ve got a ton of grips, light mounts, hand stops, rail sections, rail covers, etc. just waiting for an awesome rail like this. I immediately installed the CMR M-LOK rail on my CIV Tactical SPR build. The ability to add a picatinny rail for my bipod via M-LOK (or KeyMod for that matter) is quick and painless. 

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The overall profile of the new CMR KeyMod and M-LOK rails is very similar to the original CMR and still features anti-rotation tabs. The barrel nut is also very similar, in fact the new rail will mount to an older CMR barrel nut, but Centurion Arms actually modified the new barrel nut to be able to tighten them using a standard AR-15 castle nut wrench. 

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The production model CMR KeyMod and M-LOK rails will have QD Sling Mounts at the front and rear of the rail on each side just like the original (the ones in my photos were pre-production) and will be available in both 15″ (shown) and 13″ models.

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Centurion Arms CMR MLOK KeyMod 1

MSRP on the new rails will run $240 for a 15″ and $230 for a 13″. Centurion Arms will start taking pre-orders at the beginning of February at an introductory price of just $200 for a 15″ or $195 for a 13″ and start shipping units around the end of February. Centurion Arms is an awesome company owned and operated by a retired Navy SEAL. Lets show them some support! Be sure to follow Centurion Arms on their social media outlets listed below to know when the pre-orders start.

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www.CenturionArms.com

First Look – Armaspec XPDW 5 Position Collapsable Stock

Posted on January 14th, 2016 by ar15news

Josh at Armaspec just sent me a few shots of his new XPDW 5 position collapsable stock. You might be thinking “Oh, great. Another expensive stock that requires a modified buffer system.” but that is not what you’re looking at. For starters, the new XPDW 5 position collapsable stock slides onto your standard AR-15 buffer tube and locks in place.  

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By using a standard buffer tube, spring and buffer it allows you to use any BCG you want and installation is much easier than other PDW style stocks. Because it does not have some large butt pad its also a bit more compact than most standard AR stocks.

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What really sets it apart though is the fact that the XPDW 5 position collapsable stock has an MSRP of only $179. Now obviously it will not be as ultra compact as some of the PDW systems out there just based on the use of a standard buffer tube but it will fill in a much needed gap between a standard stock and a $400 PDW style stock. 

For more information, be sure to follow Armaspec on both Facebook and Instagram. The new XPDW 5 position collapsable stock will be available for purchase soon from www.Armaspec.com.

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