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The Redi-Catch – An Old Product I’ve Never Seen Before

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by ar15news

Every so often I run across a product that to me seems new but in reality its one I missed a long time ago and just didn’t know it existed. Last month, RECOIL published an online review of the Redi-Catch by Boonie Packer which seemed like a really cool new product but apparently its been around for some time. It allows you to lock back your bolt using the mag release button like the AXTS A-DAC system. If you want AXTS’ A-DAC system you have to buy a specific lower from a company that has paid to use that system. With the Redi-Catch you can virtually retrofit any AR lower to do the same thing using only a different magazine catch bar and an “S” shaped piece of Spring Wire. 

Boonie Packer Redi-Catch 1Photo by RECOILWEB.com

I’ve said it probably 100 times before but its probably worth saying again, “I couldn’t care less about an ambi bolt release” from a right handed shooters perspective. When I insert a mag, I slap the paddle with my left hand and the bolt goes home like it should. However, I find a ton of value in the idea of an ambi Bolt HOLD for clearing malfunctions, etc. I really have no need to lock the bolt back while shooting unless I am clearing a malfunction. With an ambi Bolt HOLD a right hand shooter can keep their shooting hand in its firing position. The Redi-Catch covers two steps to clearing a malfunction all in one. By depressing the mag release you are dropping the mag and able to lock the bolt back at the same tim reducing the overall time it takes to clear that malfunction and get back into shooting steel…or bad guys, just depends on the activities for the day. 

The Redi-Catch can be purchased for just $34.95 on www.Redi-Mag.com

Read the RECOIL Review of the Redi-Catch at www.RECOILWEB.com

Magpul MBUS PRO LR Adjustable Rear Sight On Sale

Posted on May 9th, 2015 by ar15news

VF Gunrunners is offering a deal on the Magpul MBUS PRO LR which has a built in elevation adjustment wheel with preset detents at 50 meter increments all the way out to 600 meters. As always, buying a rear sight is always more expensive than buying a front sight…just because. Normal retail on this sight is $129.95 but the sale price right now is $98.95 with FREE SHIPPING. I don’t know about you but I really appreciate companies that offer free shipping on stuff. It takes the guess work out of “Am I really getting a good deal?”. While you’re there you can also pick up a front sight too.

MBUS PRO LR Rear Sight  –  $98.95 w/Free Shipping

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If you missed out on the last KAK Industry Contract Overrun Barrel Sale, here’s your chance to get in on another one. As I mentioned last time, KAK Industry produces barrels for many other companies and every once in a while wires get crossed and they produce more than the contract calls for. One of there recent contracts was for these 11″ 5.56 Melonite Barrels with a 1/9 twist of which they had some left over. These extra barrels are NOT Blems but need to go somewhere so the guys at KAK put them out at $100 a piece which is a steal for a Melonite finished barrel that typically sells for $265. Thankfully we have a good relationship with KAK Industry and they give our readers first crack at them. 

KAK Industry 11 inch 5.56 Melonite Barrel SalePhoto of my 10.5″ I snagged last time they had a contract overrun.

These again are 11″ barrels, chambered in 5.56 NATO with a 1:9 Twist, Carbine Length Gas, .750 Gas Block Seat and normal 1/2×28 threads. They also do not have any logo on them, just the Caliber and Twist. Perhaps the best part is that they are Melonite barrels which means they have had a molten salt bath. This changes the surface of the metal on the inside and out of the barrel, coating even the bore. Melonite is the same as QPQ, Nitride, etc and is very slick, much more durable than chrome lining and its corrosion resistance is off the charts. Probably my personal favorite Barrel and BCG finish. Check out the details below and then head on over to www.KAKIndustry.com to get one, or five, of these awesome barrels before they’re gone.

**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, that makes it worth while to us.

Ballistic Advantage Weekly Barrel Giveaway

Posted on May 6th, 2015 by ar15news

Don’t forget, every week Ballistic Advantage gives away a free barrel to one of their Facebook followers. This week they will be giving away a 16″ 5.56 Carbine Modern Series Barrel. Click the link below to get yourself squared away. Hoping to hear one of you AR15NEWS readers win this week! 

https://ballisticadvantage.com/giveaway

Ballistic Advantage Weekly Giveaway May 2015 copy

AIM v2 BLACK NITRIDE .223/5.56/300BLK CARPENTER 158 Bolt

Posted on May 4th, 2015 by ar15news

AIM Surplus just introduced their new Black Nitride AR15 Bolt made from Carpenter 158 steel. The bolts are also Shot Peened and MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected) and feature Billet Machined Extractors with Black Insert and O-Ring upgrade. Black Nitride is quickly becoming the go-to finish for AR parts. The fact that it is a Surface Treatment (Molten Salt Bath) and not a coating gives it better durability and boasts some of the best lubricity and corrosion protection of any finish out there. If you’re building a BCG or need a great backup/replacement Bolt, this is a great option for just $49.95 with FREE SHIPPING at www.AIMSurplus.com.

Aim Surplus Black Nitride V2 Bolt

NEW!! TacStrike Target Carrier Solution – The Cerberus

Posted on May 1st, 2015 by ar15news

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen guys stapling targets to this flimsy, make shift target carrier that always seems to fall apart after being shot or just blown around by the wind. Then there are the guys who need to bring all of their power tools and build a target carrier that is so over built that it could be later outfitted as some sort of medieval trebuchet. Either way, both of those guys spent an excessive amount of time building or repairing their Target Carrier when they should have been shooting. 

Nobody knows this scenario better than Rob of TacStrike. Rob has been a very well known instructor for years now and also builds some of the best steel targets and target carriers on the market. Today Rob is introducing a new product that is so simple yet so smart. You’ll never need to build a target carrier again.

Rob’s new target carrier design utilizes 3 pieces of square steel tubing that is welded together to create each leg of the target base. You simply rip a 2×4 in half, cut the two “feet” to the length you want them, cut the center post to the length you need to accommodate the target you will be shooting and then insert the uprights and you’re ready to shoot. All of the pieces are held in place using thumb screws so you don’t need any tools to assemble or disassemble the carrier.

TacStrike Target Carrier 1

TacStrike Target Carrier 3

This new target carrier is also adaptable in that it can change to accommodate any size target you want to attach to the uprights by simply adjusting the width of the center post. Another thing to note is that if its windy out that day, you can cut the “feet” of the carrier a bit longer to make it harder to blow over.

TacStrike Target Carrier 3

One of the best parts about a super simple design is that it usually comes with a super simple price tag. TacStrike will be selling these as a pair for $21.95 plus $6 shipping anywhere in the lower 48. Now that is an affordable modular target carrier. Check them out now at www.TacStrike.com.

Adams Arms Complete Rifle Blowout Deals

Posted on May 1st, 2015 by ar15news

You guys know I am always on the look out for some crazy deal to help you guys get in on and this Adams Arms rifle sale is about as crazy as it gets. Adams Arms is one of the first names you think of when someone mentions Piston Driven ARs. They’ve been making quality, hard working piston ARs for years and have a great reputation. With new rifles coming in every day, Rainier Arms has found themselves with a few too many of two specific Adams Arms complete rifle models which means only one thing….you get to save some big money. And these aren’t base model rifles either. The two models are the Carbine Length Tactical Elite 16″ and the Mid Length Tactical Evo 16″ which both come with upgraded Stocks, Grips and Rail Systems. Both rifles have an MSRP of around $1,300 but you can snag one now for just $800. Not only that but if you act fast enough they are throwing in a set of fixed metal sights too. Click on the image or link below to view that rifle on RA’s website.

ADAMS ARMS CARBINE LENGTH TACTICAL ELITE 16″ – $799.99

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ADAMS ARMS MID LENGTH TACTICAL EVO 16″ – $799.99 SOLD OUT

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Combat Shooters – Customer Appreciation Sale

Posted on April 28th, 2015 by ar15news

Combat Shooters has started their customer appreciation sale. The sale includes their basic 16″ Patrol Upper with a QPQ (aka Melonite or Nitride) barrel. You can also get a discount on their new 12″ GPX Rail System. Combine them both and use the third listed discount code. Check out the details for the sale below.

Combat Shooters 16″ Patrol Upper $411.99 $259.99 with code “PU0415” – Click HERE

Combat Shooters GPX 12″ Rail $199.99 $191.99 with code “GPX0415” – Click HERE

If you want to combine both products for a discount use the code “UPRA0415

Combat Shooters Customer Appreciation Sale

I held off on posting about PSA’s new EPT for a few reasons. One, the first run sold out extremely fast so I was waiting for it to come back in-stock. Two, the name is a bit misleading as it does not double as an Emergency Pregnancy Test. “Ba Dum Tsh” Okay, so really it was just for the first reason but now that the PSA EPT is back in-stock I figured it was a good time to tell you about it. 

PSA’s EPT starts out as a standard single-stage government-style fire control group. They then finely polish the contact surfaces and then coat the hammer and trigger in a super slick nickel finish. They say the result is “a trigger that is substantially smoother than mil-spec”. It is also a very affordable upgrade at just $39.99.

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I think this would be an interesting product to test up against the ALG Defense QMS and especially the ACT Trigger. ALG Defense Triggers tend to cost a little bit more ($45 for QMS and $65 for ACT) but you can typically find a deal with free shipping etc. While I am always looking for a great deal, I think I would still go with the ALG Defense ACT or QMS triggers knowing that they are tuned by Geissele and I have had great experience with them so far. However, if I were looking for the absolute best price on an upgraded trigger group, I would not hesitate to give the new PSA EPT a try. Check them out at www.PalmettoStateArmory.com.

Shadow Valley Weapons SVCOMP Intro Pricing Ending Soon

Posted on April 22nd, 2015 by ar15news

Shadow Valley Weapons introduced their awesome SVCOMP a little while ago and have been offering it at an introductory price of $75 with Free Shipping. Unfortunately the Intro Pricing time period will be ending this week. You have until Friday (4/24/15) to place your order and get it at the Intro Price.

The SVCOMP is much more than just a compensator for your 5.56 AR-15. It also features a Wire Cutting Channel and a built in S7 Tool Steel Glass Breaker for shattering car windows, etc. Check out the pics and performance videos below. You can order your SVCOMP at www.ShadowValleyWeapons.com.

SVW SVCOMP 1Photo by Crossfire Photography

SVW SVCOMP 1Photo by Crossfire Photography

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