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Haley Strategic Partners recently introduced their new INCOG Discreet Rifle Bag which seems to be really nice and comes at a great price point. The INCOG Rifle Bag is large enough to fit a full 16″ AR inside, has an expendable zippered pouch for mags, etc., plenty of extra space inside for stuff like a handgun or optics and has modular Velcro tie down straps to keep everything in place. Larger rifles will need to be broken down but can still fit. Another nice feature is the ability to open the bag using a single zipper or using the Dual Peel Zipper which makes it very easy to access the contents of the bag. The bag can be carry by the carry handle or the included shoulder strap.

HSP INCOG Discreet Rifle Bag 1

HSP INCOG Discreet Rifle Bag 2

There’s always a debate as to whether or not a Discreet rifle case is actually discreet but I think the real issue is people confuse the word Discreet with the word Disguised. Discreet bags should not be overly “Tactical” looking, no large amounts of Molle/PALS, no camo, etc. on the outside but its still a gun case. A discreet bag is one that wouldn’t catch someone’s attention if they saw it out of the corner of their eye. It doesn’t draw attention to itself and say “Hey look, I’m putting a gun in the trunk of my car”. The majority of us will never need to carry a gun in a largely populated area where we the use of a DISGUISED rifle bag (i.e. Guitar/Tennis/Gym bag) would really be handy. If I wanted a “Disguised” rifle bag then I would also have to figure out what fits my character so it doesn’t stand out as well. Seeing me, a 6’2″, ruggedly handsome bearded man with a Tennis bag would probably look a bit out of character. (I may have embellished the “ruggedly handsome” part) I personally think a case like the INCOG would work perfect for my needs. The best part, these are available for just $170 from HaleyStrategic.com where you’ll find additional images and information as well. Check it out.

Midwest PX Billet Lower and Lower Build Kit Deals

Posted on June 30th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends at Midwest PX have a special deal going on for their house brand, Gen 2 billet lower.  The lowers by themselves are only $99.95 each which is a pretty killer deal on its own.  But they’re also bundling the lower with a their LTG (less trigger group) LPK, ALG Defense ACT trigger and hammer, and choice of a six position milspec receiver extension kit or an A2 extension kit for just $199.95. All you need to do is add a stock and you’ve got a really nice complete lower for the money. If you’re putting together a new build this is definitely something I would recommend looking into. Check out the links and information below.

620 Midwest PX Billet Lower and Build Kit Deal 
Link to the lower: http://midwestpx.com/product_info.php?products_id=851
Link to the bundle: http://midwestpx.com/product_info.php?products_id=852

Some info on the lowers:

Our premium billet receiver is manufactured for us by a contract machine shop in the US. All operations are performed under one roof to ensure a quality product prior to being sent out for milspec plating. These receiver are made of 7075 billet aluminum which is significantly stronger than 6061. We have a number of extras and upgrades built into this lower such as the threaded bolt catch pin, threaded takedown detent hole, and upper/lower tensioning screw. All hardware to take advantage of these features are provided with each lower at no additional charge. We also opted for a subdued rollmark for a cleaner, more aesthetically-pleasing look.

As with all Midwest PX branded parts, this lower carries a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

*Manufactured from a solid billet aircraft-grade 7075-T6 aluminum
*Matches forged uppers
*Broached magazine well with drop free design and beveled bottom lip
*Flared magazine well to assist in faster/easier reloads
*CNC deep rotary engraved to exceed ATF depth requirements
*MIL-A-8625 Type III Hard Anodizing (Deep Black)
*Captured take down pin spring/detent (includes hardware, Rear takedown pin spring may need to be trimmed 1/8-1/4″ if set screw is used to give proper tension on pin)
*Upper/lower tensioning screw (includes hardware)
*Threaded bolt catch pin hole (includes hardware)
*Integrated enhanced trigger guard
*Low Shelf design to make full auto conversions for LE, MIL or post sample machine guns easier (RDIAS/RLL)
*Continuous threading through receiver extension hole and pistol grip screw hole
*Compatible with all lower parts kits, milspec and commercial receiver extensions, and most aftermarket parts.
*The Tactical Link AR-15 Enhanced Battery Assist Lever WILL work with the Gen2 PX-15
* Magpul BAD lever will function properly on the Gen2 PX-15

NEW!! AERO Precision .308 Forged Receivers

Posted on June 27th, 2014 by ar15news

If you’re a fan of AERO Precision like we are, you’re going to love what we have to tell you next. We’ve been hearing little bits and pieces about the possibility of AERO Precision releasing their own .308 AR receivers but nobody really knew when that would happen. That is until earlier this week when they released not just their own .308 AR receivers but their own custom forging that looks really awesome. Unlike most .308 AR components, AERO Precision was able to keep the cost to basically what you would pay for regular 5.56 AR receivers. The new AERO Precision .308 AR receivers are available separately or in a complete Upper and Lower set. If you’re thinking about building a .308 rifle, this is an awesome, cost effective option. I’m personally thinking about doing a sweet all AERO Precision build using this receiver set and their .308 barrel which I think would be sweet. We shall see. Pricing and links are listed below. GeT sOmE!!

AERO Precision .308 Upper Receiver – $135

AERO Precision 308 Upper Receiver AERO Precision .308 Lower Receiver – $185

AERO Precision 308 Lower Receiver

AERO Precision .308 Receiver Set – $288

AERO Precision 308 Receiver Set

NEW!! CMC Triggers 2-Stage Curved or Flat Drop-In Trigger

Posted on June 27th, 2014 by ar15news

CMC Triggers has really started to become a big name in the AR-15 world. Their triggers are drop-in making them very easy to install, fairly inexpensive for a high performance trigger group and best of all they work great. For the longest time they have only offered Single Stage triggers and their 3.5lb Flat trigger seems to be their most popular model but just yesterday CMC Triggers introduced their new 2-Stage Trigger in both Curved and Flat styles which I’m sure will be another very popular trigger for them.

CMC Triggers 2-Stage Drop-in trigger 1a

The Two-Stage CMC Trigger Group is a completely self contained, 100% drop-in, fire control group upgrade for the AR-15, and AR-10 family of rifles. Trigger pull is factory pre-set, is not user adjustable and comes in 1lb set with 3 lb release trigger weights. An ultra-crisp trigger with no feel of creep prior to hammer release. Trigger has a Glass-Smooth Break with no feel of grittiness. Trigger components are fabricated from 8620 alloy steel and S7 Tool steel, machined to exacting tolerances and finished for the longest service life possible. Minimal Lock-time is designed into the assembly using controlled hammer weight and balance and activated using a Rocket Wire hammer spring. Positive Trigger Reset allows a quick follow up shot on target. Trigger is easy to install following the included instructions.

CMC Triggers is offering their initial run of 2-Stage triggers exclusively through REVOLVR. REVOLVR is a gun friendly market place where you are free to sell and buy Guns and Accessories without worrying about having your funds frozen, etc. The best part is they are offering the new 2-Stage trigger at an introductory price of just $185 with FREE SHIPPING. Head on over to www.REVOLVR.com or use the REVOLVR app on your Android phone to snag one for yourself.

Five New Billet Upper Versions from CMT Tactical

Posted on June 17th, 2014 by ar15news

CMT Tactical has been making some really nice billet upper and lower receivers for a while now. You might be thinking, “Yeah, everyone is making billet receivers now.” and you aren’t too far off. What’s setting CMT Tactical apart is their true dedication to quality and the fact that they are willing to develop additional variations of their receives to meet the needs of their customers and potential customers. Recently they introduced five, yes you read that correct F-I-V-E, new versions of their billet AR-15 upper receiver starting at just $128. I’ve listed these new uppers below. Two are in-stock now and the other three will be out next month. Check them out and see if any of them will work for your next build.

First up is the CMT Tactical UPUR-1A. This upper has all of the same features as the original UPUR-1 upper (forward assist, dust cover, 7075-T6 construction, etc) but now features an enlarged Ejection Port making it compatible with 458 SOCOM builds. This upper is in-stock now!

620 CMT Tactical UPUR-1a billet upper

Second is the CMT Tactical UPUR-2. The UPUR-2 is very similar to the standard CMT Tactical billet upper but they’ve removed the Forward Assist. It still has a Shell Deflector and a Dust Cover and is NOT compatible with 458 SOCOM builds. This upper will be available for purchase July 2014.

620 CMT Tactical UPUR-2 billet upper

The third new upper is the CMT Tactical UPUR-3 billet upper. Basically take the UPUR-1A and remove the dust cover and forward assist. You now have a Slick Side billet AR-15 upper that will work great for any AR build but has the enlarged Ejection Port for 458 SOCOM builds. This upper is in-stock now!

620 CMT Tactical UPUR-3 billet upper

The CMT Tactical UPUR-3A is the fourth new upper from CMT Tactical and basically expands on the UPUR-3 upper. This version has a cutout for side charging BCG’s and large enough Ejection Port opening to be compatible with 458 SOCOM builds. This upper will be available for purchase July 2014.

620 CMT Tactical UPUR-3a billet upper

The fifth and final new upper is the CMT Tactical UPUR-4. This upper is a new Slick Side version that addresses the concerns many people have with Slick Side uppers and that is the lack of a Dust Cover to keep contaminants out of the upper. The new UPUR-4 has no Forward Assist or Shell Deflector but it does still let you use a Dust Cover which is a cool feature. As with most of these new uppers the Ejection Port has been slight enlarged to work with 458 SOCOM builds. This upper will be available for purchase July 2014.

620 CMT Tactical UPUR-4 billet upper

556 Tactical 12 and 15 Inch Evolution Rails On Sale

Posted on June 14th, 2014 by ar15news

556 Tactical has a sale going on right now for their 12″ and 15″ Evolution rail systems. These are very high quality, lightweight modular rails. They also have a cool angled cut to the front of the rail and have a large enough internal diameter to fit a KX3 or most suppressors inside. Right now you can save $12 off the 12″ model and $15 off the 15″ model. This is I believe the first time I’ve seen these go on sale so you might want to jump on it, especially since its only a 10 day sale. Links provided below.

556 Tactical 12″ Evolution Rail

556 Tactical 15″ Evolution Rail

620 556 Tactical EVO Rail Sale 1

620 556 Tactical EVO Rail Sale 1

Quentin Defense is pretty well know for affordable, quality billet and forged receivers including some awesome lowers with different Military branch symbol roll marks. QD recently introduced some brand new products to their already awesome lineup of billet AR receivers including two brand new ambi lowers and a .308 Billet upper.

First is the new ambi billet lowers. They look like the standard QD billet but feature an Ambi Bolt Release. These are being offered in both 100% and 80% configurations. The 100%’s are anodized and look great. The 80% model is not anodized and needs to have the fire control pocket machined out but DOES include the ambi bolt release. I really like that QD added the ambi option especially to the 80% model as that is pretty rare in the 80% world.

Quentin Defense Ambi Billet 80% Lower

Quentin Defense Ambi 80 percent Billet Lower

Quentin Defense Ambi Billet 100% Lower

Quentin Defense Ambi Billet Lower

 

At the beginning of the year I started telling people that this was going to be the year of the .308 AR. So far this year we’ve seen more .308 components pop up than ever before. Quentin Defense has just introduced a nice looking DPMS profile .308 Billet upper receiver. Definitely worth checking out if you’re planning a .308 build.

Quentin Defense Billet .308 Upper

Quentin Defense billet 308 upper

INFORCE WMLx and Thorntail Offsest Mount Combo Deal

Posted on May 30th, 2014 by ar15news

I was perusing the Impact Weapons Components website last night and noticed they had some new combo deals listed. When I looked closer I realized they both included the new 500 Lumen INFORCE WMLx light and your choice of either a KeyMod Thorntail Offset Mount or a 1913 Picatinny Thorntail Offset Mount. I know a lot of you guys have been looking to buy the WMLx and this combo deal pairs it with offset mounts that were designed specifically with the INFORCE lights in mind. There’s not a ton of markup in either of these items but this combo deal will still save you $12.50 versus buying the two items separately. As you can see in the pictures below I personally own this setup and it really is awesome. Purchase these combo deals at the links below.

INFORCE WMLx and KeyMod Thorntail Offset Mount Combo Deal

3-Impact Weapons WMLx and KeyMod Thorntail Offset Combo 1

3-Impact Weapons WMLx and KeyMod Thorntail Offset Combo 1

INFORCE WMLx and 1913 Picatinny Thorntail Offset Mount Combo Deal

4-Impact Weapons WMLx and 1913 Thorntail Offset Combo 1

4-Impact Weapons WMLx and 1913 Thorntail Offset Combo 1

The Combo Deals on www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com do not qualify for any additional discounts but if you see anything else you want to purchase on their website, use the discount code “ar15news” at checkout to save an additional 5% off most items. This is a special code that IWC gave to us so we can help pass some savings on to you guys. 

NEW!! Vortex Optics SPARC II Red Dot

Posted on May 29th, 2014 by ar15news

Vortex Optics just released the updated model of their very popular SPARC red dot and I like what I’m seeing. The SPARC has been my personal favorite “budget” red dot for a while now and has a great reputation for quality and durability at a fraction of the cost of some other quality red dots on the market. Not to mention, Vortex has one of the best “No questions asked” Lifetime, Unlimited, Unconditional  out there. The new model is called the SPARC II and comes with some very nice upgrades and fixes a small feature that some people complained about on the original model. The SPARC II will still come with its multi-height mount which worked perfect on my old SPARC. That makes it easy to mount on pretty much any rifle you want. 

Vortex Optics SPARC II 1

A couple of changes from the old model to the new: –  The old Bikini style lens covers notoriously broke so Vortex added standard flip-up lens covers which I think is an awesome upgrade. –  I like that they’ve removed the side mounted On/Off button. Some people complained that they would turn the original SPARC off but it would somehow turn back on while in their bag or case, etc. The new SPARC II incorporates the On/Off into the brightness buttons which is again a great upgrade. –  They also added some stainless accents to give it an upscale look. –  I have not confirmed this but it does not appear that the Screw-On 2X Magnifier is included anymore. I think this is a good compromise to get the other upgrades. Plus Vortex has a really nice flip to the side magnifier now anyways. 

Vortex Optics SPARC II 1

Vortex Optics SPARC II 1

Get on target fast with the SPARC II. Ultra-compact and lightweight, the SPARC II (Speed Point Aiming for Rapid Combat) is equally at home mounted on an AR-15 or shotgun. Digital rear facing controls for powering on/off and adjusting the 2 MOA daylight bright red dot brightness at ten intensity levels—automatically returning to the last dot intensity used when powered up. Rugged single-piece body machined from aircraft grade aluminum is o-ring sealed for waterproof and fogproof performance.

The versatile multi-height mount system accomodates most firearms including AR-15s needing absolute or lower 1/3 co-witness heights, and mounts on standard Weaver or Picatinny bases (not included). A modular three-piece base offers four separate mounting heights for user- and weapon-specific customization: 18.0 mm (.709 inches), 21 mm (.823 inches), 37 mm (1.457 inches), 40 mm (1.575 inches).

Specs:

  • Magnification 1 x
  • Objective Lens Diameter 22 mm
  • Eye Relief Unlimited
  • Adjustment Graduation 1 MOA
  • Travel per Rotation 45 MOA
  • Max Elevation Adjustment 90 MOA
  • Max Windage Adjustment 90 MOA
  • Parallax Setting Parallax Free
  • Length 3.1 inches
  • Weight 5.9 ounces

 

The new Vortex Optics SPARC II red dot retails for $289 but you can buy them now from RainierArms.com for just $199. These really are one of the best bang for your buck red dots on the market. If you’re a Super SEAL Recon Sniper Operator and are worried it won’t take the beating you’re gonna put it through, the awesome Lifetime Unconditional Warranty should put your qualms at ease. Check the new SPARC II out at www.RainierArms.com

NEW!! KAK INDUSTRY LR-308 Nitride Bolt Carrier Group

Posted on May 20th, 2014 by ar15news

I’ve mentioned it before that I really think this year is going to be pretty huge for .308 AR’s. We’ve seen a few new .308 receiver sets come out with more to come later this year. We have also seen a couple of new .308 rail systems introduced as well. What we haven’t see is a nice high quality BCG for a decent price…that is until now. A few months ago my friends at KAK Industry told me they would be working on having a very nice LR-308 (DPMS) BCG made and from what I’ve seen, this looks like not only a very nice BCG but also a smoking good deal. The new KAK Industry LR-308 BCG is Nitride coated and features a 9310 Bolt and 8620 Carrier and will work with DPMS style receivers. The best part is that this quality BCG is priced at just $180 which is an awesome price for a .308 Nitride BCG. If you need a new DPMS pattern .308 BCG, check this one out at www.KAKIndustry.com

KAK Industry Nitride .308 BCG 1

KAK Industry Nitride .308 BCG 1

KAK INDUSTRY LR-308 COMPLETE BOLT CARRIER GROUP

MPI TESTED AND MARKED

FEATURES A CHROMED BORE AND CHROMED KEY

NITRITE FINISH

9310 HEAD

8620 CARRIER

FOR 7.62 NATO, .308 WINCHESTER OR SIMILAR

INCLUDES O-RING EXTRACTOR HELPER TO RUN UNDER ALL CONDITIONS, SPARE O-RING INCLUDED

PRODUCED UNDER CONTRACT TO KAK SPECIFICATION

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