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NEW!! Gun Point GPM-15 9mm Billet Lower Receiver

Posted on February 7th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’ve been thinking about building a sweet 9mm chambered AR like I have been, you might want to check out this one from Gun Point Manufacturing. Its a billet lower called the GPM-15 that requires zero roll pins for installation, features a threaded safety detent hole and set screw to capture your spring and detent, has an oversized trigger guard, has an upper tensioning set screw, uses Colt 9mm magazines and comes in many different cerakote colors. Check out the pics and details below.

Gun Point Mfg GPM-15 9MM 1

If you want stand out from the rest at the range, this is the lower you must have.

Gun Point Mfg GPM-15 9MM 1

Gun Point Mfg GPM-15 9MM 1

The Gun Point Custom GPM-15 9mm Billet lower receiver is a unique design, sleek and strong built unit that comes with all the features in the top of the line models without the high cost. We have designed this lower with everything you need. NO ROLL PINS!! The roll pin has been replaced with a set screw to eliminate the need of beating on the lower receiver. The rear take down pin detent spring is also held in with a set screw making it easier for you to change buffer tubes. Our receiver tension set screw effectively eliminates any unwanted “slop” between upper and lower receivers for superior accuracy. The oversize trigger guard gives you ample clearance when using gloves and the Finger Rest naturally guides the tip of your finger to the same resting place each time.

 This dedicated 9mm lower receiver is designed for the Colt style magazine.
–  7075 Billet Aluminum
–  Mil-Spec component compatible
–  Upper tensioning set screw 1/4 – 28x .375
–  Bolt Catch screw in pins in place of roll pins
–  Bolt Catch 6-32 pivot screw included
–  Threaded saftey detent hole for 6-32 set screw
–  6-32 x .125 Saftey Detent set screw included
–  Integrated Oversize Trigger Guard
–  Finger Location Identifier / Finger Rest
–  Bullet pictogram selector markings
–  Type III Class 2 Hardcoat Anodized Finish (Standard)
–  Optional Cerakote colors available – Add $30

Cerakote colors are available. FDE, PTB, OD, Tungsten, Burned Bronze, Sniper Gray and many more.

These come with a life time warrantee and 100% money back satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t like it send it back. No questions asked.

Available for purchase now at Store.AVGuns.com

For a while now the main thing that has been missing from the whole KeyMod and M-LOK rail push is companies that were willing to create direct mount products for these systems…and that is understandable when you think about how fast this industry moves from one new solution to another. Look how fast M-LOK has taken off because its backed by Magpul. Up until now most companies have been making adapters for existing products such rail sections that allow you to attach a 1913 picatinny product, a light ring for adding a light, etc. This mindset kind of goes against the whole “new attachment method” thought process which should create products that attach directly to the rail without the need for adapters thus reducing weight, cost, etc.

Well, today I am proud to announce a new partnership between two very respected companies in the industry that have come together to create an amazing new product. Elzetta Design, makers of the toughest and highest quality flashlights known to man and Impact Weapons Components, one of the most innovative Mount and Accessory manufacturers have partnered up together to introduce the new MINICQB which combines their new ALPHA light and IWC’s modular light mounts into a weapon light. This is a true “Direct Attach” Weapon Light.

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

The new MINICQB Weapon Light features all of the same specs as the original Elzetta ALPHA single cell flashlight including 315 lumen output from a single CR123 battery and Elzetta’s Momentary, twist on tailcap with the others tailcap options available. The ALPHA is designed specifically as a CQB or Close Quarters Battle light producing a “wall of light” intended for room clearing and close encounters within 50 yards. The proven IWC mount arm is machined from the same piece of billet aluminum as the light body itself making a much stronger union than using the typical adapter style mount. 

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

Now this is where things get REALLY interesting. The MINICQB incorporates Impact Weapons Components new KML mount technology which basically means Keymod & M-LOK compatible. That’s right. No longer do you have to decide “Do I buy this for my KeyMod rail or should I go with the M-LOK version for my new M-LOK rail?”. This KML system is awesome. I’ve attached the MINICQB on both a Geissele SMR MK8 M-LOK rail and on my Rainier Arms FORCE Mod2 KeyMod rail (shown below) and it works amazingly well. To switch between KeyMod and M-LOK you just simply unthread the reversible nuts, turn them around and thread them back on. The MINICQB will also be available with a 1913 Picatinny Rail Mount as well. 

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

To give you some comparison information, the MINICQB Picatinny version weighs just 4.5oz and the KML (KeyMod / M-LOK) version weighs just 4.7oz. A SureFire M300 without a mount weighs 4.8oz and an Inforce WML without KeyMod or M-LOK adapter weighs 3.1oz. 

I’ve had my MINICQB for about 5 days now and am super impressed with it. The direct attachment makes it feel as if the Light is actually part of the weapon instead of an added on piece. The design of the mount keeps the light very close to the rail for a nice low profile design. Having an Elzetta flashlight with the IWC KML mounting technology is about as awesome as it gets.

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

IWC Elzetta MINICQB 1

The pricing for the new MINICQB is very reasonable as well with the 1913 rail mount version retailing at just $205 and the KML M-LOK / KeyMod mount version retailing for just $230. Once you purchase your MINICQB you will also be able to purchase the hardware for the other mount style. So if you buy the KML version you can purchase the 1913 cap and screws to give you a truly universal mounting system. 

The new MINICQB Flashlight should be available today at www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. Don’t forget that you can use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout to save yourself 5% off your order.

Also, check out JerkingTheTrigger and 47 Images Photography for additional reviews and photos.

NEW!! Faxon Firearms Heavy 18″ .308 AR-10 Barrels

Posted on January 16th, 2015 by ar15news

If you’re looking for a new .308 AR barrel you might want to check this out. Faxon Firearms just introduced two brand new .308 AR-10 barrels to their already stellar lineup and they look pretty awesome especially when you factor in the price.

The first is the 18″ .308 medium profile Battle Rifle Barrel. It is a 4150 ordnance grade steel barrel with a 1:10 Twist and mid length gas that has been given a Salt Bath Nitrided QPQ treatment for long life and heavy use. Purchase here for just $249

Faxon Firearms 18 inch 308 4150 Barrel

The other barrel is the 18″ .308 416R Stainless Steel Fluted barrel. These feature full length fluting (in front of and behind the gas block seat) and have also received the Salt Bath Nitrided QPQ treatment. Purchase here for just $289

Faxon Firearms 18 inch 308 416R SS Barrel

New!! FLAME Fluted 5.56 16″ 416R SS Melonite Barrel from Faxon

Posted on December 12th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends over at Faxon Firearms already have an extensive line of high quality and affordable AR-15 barrels. Yesterday the introduced a new barrel to the lineup is sure to get some of you really excited. Its their new “FLAME” Fluted barrel which features a variable depth fluting which looks like flames that have been carved into the barrel. These barrels are 16″ Mid Length 416R Stainless Steel barrels that have a Melonite finish. 

Faxon Firearms Flame Fluted SS Barrel 2

Faxon Firearms Flame Fluted SS Barrel 2

The new Faxon Firearms FLAME Fluted 5.56 16″ 416R SS Melonite Barrel is available now for just $239 which is a crazy good deal. You can also add a Low Profile Gas Block for just $26 more. Last I heard there was a very limited quantity in-stock. Head on over to www.FaxonFirearms.com to snag one before they’re all gone. 

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/

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