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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.

Centurion Arms CMR MLOK KeyMod 1

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. 

Centurion Arms CMR MLOK KeyMod 1

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. 

Centurion Arms CMR MLOK KeyMod 1

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.

Centurion Arms CMR MLOK KeyMod 1

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.

Centurion Arms on Facebook

Centurion Arms on Instragram

www.CenturionArms.com

New!! Rainier Arms Back Up Iron Sights

Posted on November 18th, 2015 by ar15news

I actually just got a set of these new Rainier Arms BUIS in for review and am very impressed with their initial look and feel. You can always feel the difference of a good quality product when it is in hand and these have that feel. Literally have only had time to open them up and fondle them a bit but will get them installed and in use asap. Here is some information on them if you are looking for a nice new set of BUIS.

Available for purchase now at www.RainierArms.com.

We designed the Rainier Arms backup-sight so the small and large ghost ring is on the same plane. It is not necessary to change the point of aim when the distance at the target remains unaltered. No tool is necessary to alter the height of the front sight. The Rainier Arms backup-sight is suitable for all AR 15 front sights having a 8-36 UNF thread. Because of this a large variety of after market front sights may be used.

The combination of steel parts where absolutely essential and high grade aluminum parts wherever sufficient, gave us the possibility to implement a sight with minimalistic design, low weight and minimum height.

Thanks to a special surface treatment all parts are corrosion resistant to withstand even maritime conditions. The spring- loaded folding mechanism reliantly protects the sight from damage when used under rough condition in the field.

The Rainier Arms backup-sight with its very low design in a height of only 9 mm / 0.35” allows to be used with extremely low mounted optics.

Made in Germany

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Over the weekend, my friends Jody Lewis and Steve Coulston, made a trip out to Illinois for the 2nd annual Bullpup Shoot. Jody was nice enough to send me some pics and details for a sneak peek of the new “Transformer” rail coming out soon from Manticore Arms that takes the guess work out of “Do I want a KeyMod rail, M-LOK rail or something else?”. 

Instead of deciding on a specific rail and having to decide what type of attachment method you want, the new Manticore Arms Transformer rail lets you swap in different panels. The different panels can have KeyMod slots, M-LOK slots, a smooth texture, grippy texture, etc. and are held in place with screws.

Manticore Arms Transformer Rail 1

You can also mix and match the panels. So lets say you have an M-LOK light mount but your vertical forward grip is KeyMod. Simply replace the corresponding panels and install the accessories that work best for you. If at the moment you don’t have any KeyMod or M-LOK accessories but want to get some down the road, install the textured panels and then add in the required panels once you purchase the accessories. 

Manticore Arms Transformer Rail 1

Manticore Arms Transformer Rail 1

Aside from being able to swap out these panels, the Transformer rail looks great too. It has a patent pending barrel nut, anti rotation tabs and a cool looking 12 o’clock run that has a little bit of rail space at the front and rear of the rail. It is also pretty light weight at 7.4 ounces for a 13″ rail.

Manticore Arms Transformer Rail 1

From what I hear, the Transformer rail will be available within the next 60 days with an MSRP around $249. More details coming soon so keep an eye on the Manticore Facebook page.

www.ManticoreArms.com

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Photos by Jody Lewis. He 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. You can follow him on his page XFIREPIX on Facebook.

LANTAC CMC Triggers Now Available For Pre-Order

Posted on September 15th, 2015 by ar15news

**Press Release**

CMC Triggers are undisputed as the finest AR triggers in the world. Precision engineered, hand built, hand tested before they are sent out to market set them apart from other manufacturers.

LanTac USA designed two patented triggers, a curved and a flat bow design. In an effort to maintain our high reputation for exceptional quality products we contacted CMC Triggers to collaborate their propriety manufacturing and engineering processes, ‘Drop In’ trigger with our great looking bow designs.

The sear engagement surfaces are 1-2 RMS (Smoothness, 0 being a mirror finish), this is due to their unique in house manufacturing processes.

LANTAC CMC Triggers

LANTAC, CMC Triggers E-CT1 Single Stage 3.5LB Upgrade Trigger, Flat Bow.

This Tactical Trigger Group is a completely self contained, 100% drop-in fire control group upgrade for the AR-15, LR-308 and AR-10 rifles. Building on the original Super Match design, the double patented Tactical Flat or Curved Trigger design yields truly remarkable and unprecedented trigger control, trigger feel and accuracy, while also retaining the rugged reliability of a Mil-Spec trigger group. Trigger pull is factory pre-set at 3-1/2 pounds, and is not user adjustable.

LANTAC, CMC Triggers E-CT1 Single Stage 3.5LB Upgrade Trigger, Curved Bow.

This Tactical Trigger Group is a completely self contained, 100% drop-in fire control group upgrade for the AR-15, LR-308 and AR-10 rifles. Building on the original Super Match design, the double patented Tactical Flat or Curved Trigger design yields truly remarkable and unprecedented trigger control, trigger feel and accuracy, while also retaining the rugged reliability of a Mil-Spec trigger group. Trigger pull is factory pre-set at 3-1/2 pounds, and is not user adjustable.

CMC Triggers fit most standard Mil-Spec lower receivers with .154″ diameter trigger and hammer pin holes. Will fit Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 Rifles with the longer pin set that is available separately. Made in the USA in the great state of Texas!

Pre-order yours now at www.LANTAC-USA.com

NEW!! Law Tactical AR Folding Stock Adapter Gen3-M

Posted on August 28th, 2015 by ar15news

Law Tactical just released specs on their updated version of the Gen3 AR Folding Stock Adapter, called the Gen3-M. The Gen3 was released about a year ago and incorporated quite a few features based on user input such as a lower hinge to keep from racking your knuckles on it while using the charging handle. This new Gen3-M version incorporates some new features that should make this the best one yet.

The new Gen3-M looks very similar to the Gen3 but is now being made at a highly proficient aerospace machine shop, uses a standard milspec buffer retaining pin and finished with Ionbond DLC (Diamond Like Carbon). The most important part of the update is that these should be more readily available with support from the new machine shop that is producing them. Law Tactical’s Folding Stock Adapters have always been in high demand but they just couldn’t make them fast enough.

Law Tactical Folding Stock Adapter Gen3-M 2Law Tactical Folding Stock Adapter Gen3-M 2

I know some will want to complain about the $30 increase in price but that was the best they could do when switching machine shops and making these upgrades too. Not to mention they refuse to have them made over seas for a cheaper price which I think is commendable. I personally own 2 Gen2 folding stock adapters and one of their previous version Gen3 adapters and they are worth every penny. One is attached to an 18″ SPR and the other two are attached to AR Pistols which I can legally transport in my vehicle with my CPL. Being able to make my AR’s more compact for storage or discreet transport is not something I need to do on all of them but it is great to have that option on a few. If you need one, here is a list of dealers who will or already do have them in-stock.

– Rainier Arms
– Weapons Outfitters
– Harris Tactical
– F3tactical

– S.O.B. Tactical
– Carolinas First Defense
– GSS Gear
– Griffin Industries  
– Extreme Outfitters
– The Armory 
– XPI Armory 
– US Tactical Supply

Here are a couple pictures of my blasters with Law Tactical Folding Stock Adapters on them.

Law Tactical Gen3 M Folding Stock Adapter

SI-Defense / FALKOR Defense .308 NiB BCGs On Sale

Posted on August 5th, 2015 by ar15news

SI-Defense, now known as FALKOR Defense makes some absolutely top tier quality AR-15 and AR-10 components and rifles. They rarely ever go on sale but for a limited time they are offering a discount on their very nice .308 NIB BCGs. Just use the code “308BCGNIB” at checkout and receiver $35 off that part. Purchase at www.SI-Defense.com. Details and pics of this BCG are below.

SIDefense FalkorDefense NIB 308 BCG 2

SIDefense FalkorDefense NIB 308 BCG 2

SI-D has made a BCG that is drop in ready. The SI-D BCG was designed and tested for crucial weight to performance ratios. Reducing too much weight may cause integrity issues, while adding weight decreases overall rifle performance. SI-D has also tightened its tolerances in key areas for ultimate reliability and longevity purposes. Finally, a great deal of engineering methodology has gone into SI-D’s manufacturing process that allows consistency on a part that must perform every time. Key dimensions are continuously inspected, including Magnetic Inspection on the carrier and bolt.

–  SI-D Bolt 9310 Steel Alloy MPI
–  SI-D Carrier 8620 Alloy Heat Treated Steel
–  Nickle Boron Coated for Ultimate Performance
–  Drop-In Ready

http://si-defense.com/shop/ar308-ar10-parts-accessories/308-bolt-carrier-group-nickel-boron/

New!! POF Puritan 5.56 Barrel

Posted on June 5th, 2015 by ar15news

POF (Patriot Ordnance Factory) has just released their Puritan 5.56 barrels for sale. These barrels are 16.5″ long and feature a  5.56 match chamber, 5R rifling and a 1:8 twist which together are capable of sub-moa accuracy. They also utilize POF’s patented E² dual extraction technology which makes FTE’s virtually a thing of the past. One last feature is a Black Nitride finish adding corrosion resistance to the inside and outside of the barrel. If you’re looking for a barrel for your next build, this would be a great place to look first. Check them out at www.POF-USA.com.

POF Puritan 5.56 barrel

The Puritan 5.56 barrel is constructed from mil-spec 4150 chrome vanadium steel and features a 5R rifling profile with 1:8 twist rate. The gas port is set up for a mid-length configuration gas system. We have also installed the Patented E² extraction technology. The E² dual extraction consists of 4 small channels cut into the walls of the chamber, allowing a small amount of gas pressure to flow backwards and push on the shoulders of the spent casing. This small pressure helps “un-seat” the spent case from the chamber while slightly pushing backwards as the extractor is pulling the case rearward. With this feature, the extractor is no longer doing all the work by itself; therefore the life of the extractor and overall reliability of the rifle system is increased. This feature does NOT deform the spent brass. To finish it off, our barrels are nitride heat treated, which greatly increases surface hardness and makes for a beautiful black and corrosion resistant finish.

MSRP is $215.99

These barrels shoot 1 MOA or better when installed in our Puritan series rifle.

http://pof-usa.com/shop/barrels/puritan-5-56-barrel/

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

Radical Firearms Month Long Memorial Day Sales

Posted on May 18th, 2015 by ar15news

**UPDATE** Tons more stuff was just added to this sale. See new image below.**

You would think by now we’d be used to the awesome deals that Radical Firearms puts out but they never cease to surprise. Now through Memorial Day 2015 you can save some big money on your choice of 5.56, 300BLK or 7.62×39 assembled upper receivers that all include very nice Radical Firearms Rail Systems and are available in lengths between 7.5″ up to 16″. These uppers do not include a BCG or Charging Handle but are priced at just $249.95 each. Get in on these deals now at www.RadicalFirearms.com.

Radical Firearms Memorial Day Sale 2

**Note: As always, AR15NEWS does not charge or accept payment or commission for writing articles of any kind. If you find value in what we write about and can get in on a good deal or cool new product, that makes it worth while to us.

Quentin Defense has just introduced a new 18″ Fluted 5.56 Match Grade Barrel. The new barrel has a Black Nitride finish also known as QPQ, Melonite, etc. which is a surface treatment that actually changes the surface of the metal making it extremely durable and resistant to corrosion. Many companies are starting to use it on barrels because it coats the inside and out of the barrel as its a bath in molten salt. The bore gets coated which makes it slicker than chrome lining but is more durable than chrome lining. This barrel also features a 1:8 twist which is a great “shoot all” twist rate that does a great job with a wide range of bullet weights. You’ll also see fluting in front of and behind the gas block seat for weight savings, increased cooling surfaces and its looks pretty cool too. Normal retail will be $270 which is a great deal as it sits but they are offering an introductory price on this great looking barrel for just $230. You can snag one at www.Quentin-Laser.com.

Quentin Defense 18 inch match fluted barrel

Quentin Defense 18″ Match Barrel.
—  4150 Chromoly.
–  1:8 Twist.
–  Fluted.
–  Threaded 1/2″ x 28tpi.
–  5.56mm Match Chamber.
–  Black Nitride Finish.
–  .750 Diameter @ Gas Port.
–  Mid-length Gas System.
–  2lb. 1oz.

http://quentin-laser.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=339

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