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556 Tactical SKR (Stryke KeyMod Rail) Sale

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends over at 556 Tactical are having a sale on their SKR (Stryke KeyMod Rail). Recently I had the opportunity to shoot some photos of these rails and they are sweet. 556 Tactical and PWS partnered up together on this rail and gave it the awesome angled cut at the end to go along with the other rails that 556 Tactical has in their lineup. Out of all of them, this is probably my favorite. The SKR is available in both a 12.1″ and 15″ length and both models are on sale for a limited time. If you’ve been looking for a high quality rail system for your new build or just want to upgrade an older rifle, this is a great option. Check them out for yourself at www.556Tactical.com.

556 Tactical SKR Rail Sale 1

556 Tactical SKR Rail Sale 1

Primary Arms Adds a New 2.5x and 4x Optic To Their Lineup

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by ar15news

Primary Arms has always been known for importing some very affordable optics that way outperformed what you would expect from an optic in that price range. They’re constantly adding new optics to their lineup and lately these new ones are more a bit higher end and have included some awesome custom reticles with Bullet Drop Compensators, etc in them. A couple of my buddies have been shooting the new PAC2.5X and PAC4X scopes and have been very pleased with them. Both optics were designed for the AR-15 platform with the PAC2.5X as more of a close to mid range optic and the PAC4X as a more all purpose optic. I’ve put information, pictures and links for both optics below. 

PRIMARY ARMS PAC2.5X
Designed from the ground up to be the ideal AR CQB and mid range optic. The Primary Arms 2.5X Compact Scope features an etched version of our Patent Pending CQB ACSS bullet drop ranging reticle that requires no illumination. Battery powered daylight visible illumination is also built in. Waterproof, fog resistant. Mount included but also fits on industry standard full size ACOG mounts! Base can be removed for use on AR15/M16 carry handles. Front and rear flip up caps included! Optional Picatinny rail and Kill Flash are available for purchase.

Primary Arms PAC2.5X Optic 620

Primary Arms PAC2.5X ACSS CQB Reticle

http://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_2_5X_Compact_Scope_PAC2_5X_p/pac2.5x.htm

-  Comes complete with mount
–  Designed for .223/5.56; .308; 5.45X39 Calibers
–  Magnification: 2.5X
–  FOV 35′ at 100 yards
–  Etched reticle requires no illumination but red fully Illuminated daylight visible reticle is also built in
–  Waterproof/Fog resistant
–  Eye relief 2.5″
–  .5 MOA windage and elevation adjustments
–  4.75″ long 15.5oz
–  Multi-coated lens
–  Fits in any full size Acog mount
–  Uses single CR2032 battery (Included)
–  Base can be removed for use on a AR15/M16 carry handle (Thumb screw sold separately)
–  Front and rear flip up caps included!
–  Top rail sold separately.
–  One year manufacturer warranty

PRIMARY ARMS PAC4X
Designed from the ground up for use on AR style rifles. The Primary Arms 4X Compact Prism Scope with our Patened ACSS Reticle “Advanced Combined Sighting System” combining Bullet Drop Compensation, Range Estimation, Wind and Leads in one easy to use system. . Waterproof, fog resistant and also fits on ACOG mounts! Base can be removed for use on AR15/M16 carry handles. Front and rear flip up caps included!

Primary Arms PAC4X Optic 620

Primary Arms PAC4X ACSS Reticle

https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_4X_Compact_Prism_Scope_p/pac4x.htm

-  Comes complete with mount
–  FOV 23.6′ at 100 yards
–  Compatible with .223/5.56 5.45×39 .308
–  Red fully illuminated reticle (Daylight Visible)
–  11 brightness settings
–  Waterproof
–  Fog resistant
–  Eye relief 3.2″
–  1/2 MOA windage and elevation adjustments
–  Length: 5.55″
–  Weight: 16.2 oz.
–  Multi-coated lens
–  Fits on Acog mounts
–  Picatinny rail included
–  Uses one CR2032 battery (Included)
–  Front and rear flip up caps included
–  Base can be removed for use on a AR15/M16 carry handle (Thumb screw sold separately)
–  Optional kill flash is sold separately
–  One year warranty

Basically, if you’re looking for a new optic for your AR on a budget, Primary Arms continues to be the place to look. The PAC2.5x and PAC4x represent just two of the optics in their large lineup and could be just what you’re looking for. For constant updates and info on new reticles and optics that Primary Arms is working on, be sure to follow Primary Arms on Facebook.

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About the Photographer:  Jody Lewis is a professional photographer based in the PNW who has articles published on many of the popular websites including RECOIL-WEB and Guns & Tactics Magazine. He is also the Director of Operations and Business Development for Defense Marketing Group. You can follow him on his page XFIREPIX on Facebook.

NEW!! Rainier Arms Enhanced Ambi Accessories Combo Kit

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by ar15news

I swear I had absolutely nothing to do with picking the components of the new Enhanced Ambi Accessories Combo Kit from Rainier Arms, but if you looked at some of my rifles you probably wouldn’t believe me. The components that make up this kit are some of the most popular accessories for AR-15 builds and not just because they are cool, these are high quality upgrades. The kit includes three accessories that I would say are absolutely the best in their field, the Rainier Arms RAPTOR ambi charging handle, the Battle Arms Development BAD-ASS ambi selector and the Norgon Ambi Catch magazine release. It also includes the Seekins Precision Enhanced Bolt Catch and Billet Mag Release. Instead of buying all of these accessories separately, you can purchase them all together and save yourself about $40 over the usual price. Check it out now at www.RainierArms.com.

Rainier Arms Ambi Accessory Kit

Rainier Arms Custom:
Introducing our Rainier Arms Enhanced Ambi Accessories Combo Kit. We have combined our Rainier Arms Raptor™, Norgon Ambi-Catch™, Battle Arms Development Ambidextrous Safety Selector, Seekins Precision Mag Release Button, and Seekins Precision Enhanced Bolt Catch.

Normal Registered total price $258.99 You will save 15% by purchasing the package!

Rainier Arms Raptor™ Ambi Charging Handle
Rainier Arms Raptor ambidextrous charging handle by AXTS. The Raptor is truly revolutionary in design & function. From rapid palm “blading” or finger thumb charges of the weapon, the motion is fluid & fast from either strong or support side. Made in the USA from aircraft grade 7075 aluminum and milspec anodized. Designed for AR15-556

Norgon Ambi Catch
The AMBI-CATCH(tm) is a patented “drop-in” replacement of the original magazine catch for M16A2 Rifles, M4 Carbines and other firearms that use an M16 type magazine. Our improved magazine catch eliminates magazine retention problems that are caused by the “issue” magazine catch. When installed, the Ambi-Catch(tm) also gives both right and left-handed shooters the flexibility to choose from several different magazine release methods.

Battle Arms Development – Ambi Safety Selector
Battle Arms Development – Ambidextrous Safety Selector (BAD-ASS) for the AR15 Style Rifles and the ArmaLite, Inc.’s AR10® (Semi Auto). The Levers are detachable and interchangeable on both sides for maximum flexibility and user preference. The BAD-ASS is a must have for the “South Paw” and Ambidextrous Shooters!

Seekins Precision Billet Mag Release
Seekins Precision’s Billet Mag Button is a drop in replacement for use with any Mil-Spec lower receiver. Seekins Precision’s mag button features their diamond texture for positive engagement and superior looks.

Seekins Precision Enhanced Bolt Catch
Seekins Precision enhanced bolt release button for AR15 / M16 family of weapons. A larger, textured lever for quicker deployment.

Geissele SMR MK2 In-Stock and On Sale For Just $195

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by ar15news

Geissele rails are one of those things where its hard to explain how awesome they are until you’ve used one. The quality and craftsmanship is second to none and, just like their triggers, are worth every penny. If you’ve been wanting to add an awesome Geissele rail to your rifle but have had a hard time ponying up nearly $300 for one, now’s your chance to snag one cheaper than you would pay for a lesser quality rail. Geissele just put some SMR MK2 13″ rails back in-stock and they are on sale for just $195. You can upgrade to the DDC (Desert Dirt Color) for an additional $25. Plus you get a free swag pack with each purchase. I have no idea how long this pricing will last so head on over to www.Geissele.com and snag as many as you can.

Geissele SMR MK2 On Sale 1a

Geissele SMR MK2 On Sale 1a

Sneak Peek – Law Tactical Gen 3 Folding Stock Adapter

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by ar15news

Very soon, Law Tactical will be releasing their new Gen 3 Folding Stock Adapter so I wanted to give you guys a quick overview of the new Gen 3 and its new features and a few additional details. For those that are not familiar with the Law Tactical Folding Stock Adapter, it basically is exactly what the name describes. It is a device allows you to fold the stock of virtually any AR-15 or AR-10 rifle to the side and then locks back in place when not folded which can be very useful for concealment, storage and transport. 

Law Tactical Gen 3 Folding Stock Adapter 8 Law Tactical Gen 3 Folding Stock Adapter 8

Below are photos of the new Gen 3 Adapter which at a quick glance doesn’t look much different than the Gen 2. Lets take a closer look though. In the box you see the usual adapter, threaded flange, bolt carrier extension, buffer tube retaining pin/spring and the newest addition to the kit with the Gen 3 which is the included installation tool. In the past you used to have to either create your own tool or purchase one. Now Law Tactical will include the T-shaped installation tool with the adapter.

Law Tactical Gen 3 Folding Stock Adapter 7

One of the single greatest upgrades that the Gen 3 adapter received was brought on by Law Tactical listening to their customers. The previous Gen 2 model was a great product but it had a few kinks in its armor. One such issue was that the folding hinge was high enough that unless you were careful you could easily rack your knuckles across it while using the charging handle. The Gen 3 folding hinge has been lowered a full 1/2 inch which should really help a ton.

Law Tactical Gen 3 Folding Stock Adapter 4

The Bolt Carrier Extension also received some attention. Because you are placing the folding adapter between the lower receiver and the buffer tube, you have to increase the length of the Bolt Carrier so that it stays in contact with the Buffer and Spring. The previous models required that you insert the Bolt Carrier Extension into the Bolt Carrier, turn a screw until it was tight inside but also required a tool to remove it and also had to be installed in a certain way so it wouldn’t interfere with the buffer retaining pin. The new Gen 3 model just uses a couple of rubber O-Rings allowing you to just insert or remove the Bolt Carrier Extension without the use of any tools. The new Gen 3 Bolt Carrier Extension is not only tooless to install and remove, but also is symmetrical in design, meaning that it can be turned in any orientation and cannot interfere with the buffer retaining pin. 

There are a lot of miss-informed people, who have never even tried the Law Tactical Folding Stock Adapter, that say you can’t separate the upper and lower receivers of your AR while using this adapter because of the Bolt Carrier Extension. This is actually not 100% true. With most rifles, to separate the upper and lower receivers you simply pull both the take down and pivot pins in the lower, then lift up from the muzzle end of the upper and slide it out, reverse the steps for putting back together. Simple as that. Some rifles don’t have the same machining of the fire control pocket and won’t allow that.

Law Tactical Gen 3 Folding Stock Adapter 1

Another update was that the entire Housing, Locking Lug and Latch have been upgraded to 4140 Tool Steel. The Locking Lug, which keeps the BCG from falling out when the stock is folded, is now larger as well. In the past Law Tactical has not recommend shooting the rifle while the stock is folded as it would damage the mechanism. With the new 4140 Tool Steel material and beefed up Locking Lug on the Gen 3, it is quite possible that they may change their stance on that. I’ll wait on their official word on that before trying it myself.

Law Tactical Gen 3 Folding Stock Adapter 5

Last but not least is the set screw which keeps the Gen 3 adapter from loosening from the receiver by locking the threaded adapter into the receiver. This is a nice upgrade as in the past you needed to use Loctite to make sure the threaded flange didn’t come lose. Having a set screw will make assembly/disassembly much easier.

Law Tactical Gen 3 Folding Stock Adapter 6

Law Tactical Gen 3 Folding Stock Adapter 3 Law Tactical Gen 3 Folding Stock Adapter 3

So as you can see, there were some very nice upgrades made for the new Law Tactical Gen 3 Folding Stock Adapter. They really thought through the whole product and made all of the essential upgrades to make this a first class product. Be on the look out for the new Gen 3 adapters to be available very soon. The projected release date is by the end of this month. Thew new price will be $229 and available for purchase at www.LawTactical.com.

NEW!! 556 Tactical Stryke KeyMod Rail (SKR) System

Posted on June 30th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends at 556 Tactical keep rolling out some awesome new AR-15 components. The latest addition is to their already awesome line of rail systems and is called the SKR or Stryke KeyMod Rail. The SKR features the signature 556 Tactical angled cut on the front end of the rail giving it a very unique and awesome look. It also features a different mounting setup with a proprietary barrel nut that attaches to the rail using 6 bolts. As with most KeyMod rails, the SKR has KeyMod slots at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock sides as well as a full length 1913 Picatinny rail section at 12 o’clock. Obviously no rail would be complete without QD Sling Mounts towards the rear on both sides too. The SKR comes in both a 12.1″ and 15″ lengths and are available for purchase right now at www.556Tactical.com. Details and pictures below.

620 556 Tactical SKR 12 and 15 Inch 1

620 556 Tactical SKR 1

556 Tactical is pleased to announce Stryke Keymod Rail System (SKR). The SKR KeyMod handguards features the KeyMod Interface System developed for multiple accessory compatibility without the need for picatinny rails surrounding your handguard. The improved design enhances the rails comfort and functionality without sacrificing strength or durability. Industry leading features include a solid handguard machined from extruded 6061-T6 aluminum, a continuous top Picatinny rail and QD sling swivel points at the front and rear of the handguard. This super-slim handguard is designed to work with carbine, mid- and rifle length Direct Impingement (DI) gas systems.

Features
Type: 1 Piece Free Float
Length: 15″ and 12.1″
Weight: (15″) 11.8 oz (with barrel nut) 8.9 oz (without barrel nut) AND (12.1″) 10.3oz (with barrel nut) 7.4oz (without barrel nut)
Rails: Continous Top Picatinny Rail, KeyMod Interface System
QD Attachment: Rotation Limited slots front and rear
Internal Dimension: 1.35″
External Dimension: Height: 2.1″; Width: 1.8″
Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
Finish: Mil-Spec Type III Hard Coat Anodized – Black

https://556tactical.com/product-category/ar-parts/rails/

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

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

SLR Rifleworks just released the first look at their new M-LOK version of their popular SOLO Series Handguard. As most of you know, Magpul recently revealed that they will be using a new mounting system called M-LOK instead of the currently in use KeyMod. For the longest time people have been wishing Magpul would make KeyMod accessories. Knowing now that they will only be doing M-LOK accessories is sure to sell a ton of M-LOK rails such as this SOLO Series from SLR Rifleworks. According to SLR Rifleworks these will be available for purchase as early as today so head on over to www.SLRRifleworks.com and keep hitting that refresh button.  

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620 SLR Rifleworks SOLO M-LOK Rail 2

http://slrrifleworks.com

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It’s a pretty well known fact that Elzetta Design makes the highest quality, indestructible tactical lights on the market and that they are 100% American Made Small Made in USA flag. What’s not so well known is that each year, Elzetta comes out with a small run of limited edition versions of their awesome flashlights. This year they have introduced another awesome looking limited edition model that is only available in Stealth Gray instead of the usual all black. The new Stealth Gray is a 2-cell Bravo 650 lumen model with a Crenelated Bezel and you get to choose between the Standard or Flood lens and High/Low or High/Strobe Tailcaps. 

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The Stealth Gray Elzetta Design flashlight may not give you super powers or make you an operator but it will definitely give you confidence in knowing that your light will still be standing with you no matter how dark it gets. If you are unfamiliar with Elzetta Design lights, CLICK HERE to see our past articles regarding Elzetta lights OR just click here to see the Google Results for “Elzetta Torture Test”.

The limited edition models are priced exactly the same as standard models which is a nice change since most places charge more for limited edition anything. You can check out the new website and purchase the Stealth Gray Limited Edition model or any other model for that matter at www.Elzetta.com

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