Magpul has just released four brand new M-LOK accessories which includes an M-LOK MOE Vertical Grip, QD Sling Mount, Offset Light Mount and a Bipod Mount. The nice part is there’s no waiting for these like in the past. They are in-stock on the Magpul website as well as shipping to dealers as we speak. I know for a fact that M-LOK MVG is already calling my name for use on my Geissele SMR MK8 rail. Check all of these new products out at their respective links below or you can head on over to the general M-LOK page on www.Magpul.com.
If you liked the aggressive lines, cuts and edges of the Rainier Arms UltraMatch .308 billet receiver set, you’re gonna love the new AR-15 version of the UltraMatch Billet receiver set they are calling MOD 2. After releasing such an awesome .308 set recently, it only made sense to upgrade their existing AR-15 set to have a similar look. The new Rainier Arms UltraMatch MOD 2 AR-15 billet receiver sets are now available for purchase and will look sick on your next build. Pics and details below. Purchase now at www.RainierArms.com.
Our billet sets are CNC machined from solid billet 7075-T6 aluminum which is 70% stronger than the commonly used 6061 aluminum and finished with milspec hardcoat anodize to a surface hardness of 60 Rockwell. We have designed our lowers with an ambidextrous bolt release with extended latch for smoother deployment. The precision machining on our our billets are well known in the industry and we are excited to introduce our combo sets for your next rifle build.
- Ambidextrous Extended Bolt Release
– A4 Feed Ramps
– 7075 Billet Aluminum
– Flared Magwell
– Integrated Trigger Guard
– Tensioning Screw for proper Upper/Lower Fit
If you’ve ever stood next to someone shooting an AR you’ve definitely felt and heard the ear drum shattering concussion with every shot. The new QD Blast Shield from Griffin Armament helps reduce this concussive force by redirecting it forward away from the shooter or those next to the shooter. The QD Blast Shield is certainly not the first of its kind but has some unique features that make it one of the best designs I’ve seen.
One of the main features I really like about the QD Blast Shield is that it will work with multiple muzzle devices that Griffin Armament offers but is also compatible with the readily available A2 flash hider giving you multiple different options for the muzzle device you use under the QD Blast Shield. However, I would recommend one of the Griffin Armament QD 5.56 mounts if you really want to have a sweet setup!
The QD system itself is another thing I feel Griffin Armament improved on. Instead of a screw on or ratcheting system the QD Blast Shield locks on by pressing the locking gate to the side and engaging the spring clip. To remove the QD Blast Shield you have to manually disengage the spring clip and then pull the locking gate out to the side making it virtually impossible to disengage accidentally. This is the same QD system that they use on their flagship M4SD Silencers.
There are plenty of nice features of the QD Blast Shield but the last one I’m going to touch on is the visually appealing aspect of it. This thing just looks awesome. The black Melonite finish and triangular shape is much different than other similar products on the market but these looks are an upgrade in function as well which you can read more about below.
The QD Blast Shield was designed to offer significant concussion reduction for the end user and other team members operating in the immediate vicinity. Often team members in CQB environments experience concussion from muzzle blast that is not only deafeningly loud, but also can cause prolonged headaches that can last for days afterwards.
Especially effective on short barrels, the unique design of the QD Blast Shield directs concussive force forward while triangular gas flow pockets allow the muzzle device to retain it’s specific performance goals. Ultra strong 17-4PH stainless steel provides a robust material to withstand intense use and full auto fire without fear of failure. Fluted geometry in the triangular shield lightens the unit while providing internal front supports for the muzzle device.
Melonite QPQ surface treatment provides an extremely hard, durable, and attractive finish.
The QD mechanism is fast, positive, and free of wear prone geometry commonly found in ratcheting devices. The QD Blast Shield also comes with a shim set and overtravel stop to refit your A2 compensator for optimal use.
The Griffin QD Blast Shield is compatible with our line of QD 5.56mm mounts, Including the Flash Comp, Muzzle Brake, Compensating Flash Hider, and Tactical Compensator. It is also compatible with A2 Compensators that fall within the NATO spec blueprinted dimensions. Although many companies manufacture A2 style compensators not all of them are dimensioned properly. Not Compatible with BCM, BCE or PWS muzzle devices.
Griffin Armament has continued to pursue product development that will enhance hearing safety in tactical and shooting sport situations. The QD Blast Shield is a great product for those that would like to reduce the concussion of their muzzle devices.
You can order your QD Blast Shield from Griffin Armament at www.GriffinArmament.com.
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Earlier today, Bravo Company Manufacturing released their much anticipated BCMGUNFIGHTER Stock Mod 0 for purchase. Ever since we started seeing pics of these stocks in use with some of BCM’s industry partners its been on the must have list. The new stock is extremely low profile with an anti-snag design. It also features a new latch system that is more robust than your usual stock latch which will keep your rifles stock functioning correctly after being dropped or “mortaring” during malfunction clearing.
Another thing that sets the Mod 0 stock apart from the rest is that it is modular. One such feature is the VBOST or Vehicle Born Operations Sling Tab can be added or removed. This tab is for positioning a thick rubber band, bungee or shooters riggers band to secure your sling to the rifle when not in use, especially during vehicle born operations so your sling doesn’t get caught on anything. If you’re expecting a steep price you’ll be pleasantly surprised that these are just $55.95 which is awesome for an all American made stock. Check out the pics and additional details below then head on over to www.BravoCompanyMfg.com to snag one for yourself before they’re all gone. I just purchased one myself.
The next step in performance carbine stocks. Its been in development for over a year and being released today by Bravo Company.
The BCMGUNFIGHTER Stock Mod 0.
The strongest light weight polymer stock for your mil-spec receiver extension is here!
- New patent pending latch reinvents the stocks interface with a mil-spec receiver extension providing user with superior strength when dropped or mortaring malfunction clearance drills.
- Snag free Design. No sharp edges prevent tangling of rifle with shooters sling, molle gear, or other kit.
- Modular VBOST (Vehicle Borne Operations Sling Tab) – This tab interfaces with the shooters riggers band or bungee to secure the shooters sling against the stock when carbine is not in use. Most common application when operating inside a vehicle.
- 2 different types of ambidextrous sling mounting options including QD swivel sockets.
- Integrated color matched rubber butt pad for secure placement in shoulders along with increased durability.
- Simple modular design. 5 parts and 1 screw allow for modular adaption of future stock options and configurations.
- Available in Black, Flat Dark Earth, Foliage Green, and Wolf Gray.
AERO Precision just released their M5 (.308) Complete Rifles and man are these things sick! These M5 complete rifles are based off of the new AERO Precision .308 forged receivers including the M5E1 upper which features a built in rail mount interface making a very solid setup.
These complete rifles are available with 16″, 18″ and 20″ 4150 CMV barrels and your choice of anodized Black and FDE color receivers and rails. The 16″ models come with a Magpul STR stock while the 18″ and 20″ models will come with the Magpul PRS (Precision Rifle Stock). Starting at just $1,499, this has to be one of the best .308 rifle deals going.
If you’re looking to step into the .308 rifle ownership club without paying typical .308 prices, take your pick from the image below and then head on over to www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com to put in your order.
Quite a while ago I introduced you guys to the Blitzkrieg Components Chevron front sight post. Its a drop-in replacement for your standard front sight post that gives you a really sharp “Chevron” aiming point and a bright white stripe to makes for quick target acquisition in pretty much any lighting condition…that is except for in the dark. Seems like every day someone would post on their Facebook page that they wish there was a night sight option. Blitzkrieg Components listened and accepted the challenge. The new Luminescent Chevron Night Sight is officially available for purchase and looks to be another winner from Blitzkrieg Components.
The Night Sight version appears Yellow in the day light and is easily installed in pretty much any front sight that accepts mil spec sight posts. Shown below is the new Luminescent Chevron Night Sight and what it looks like installed in a Magpul MBUS sight.
Turn the lights out and the Yellow strip now shines a nice Green color. The sight luminescent strip can be charged with most any light but Sun Light or a bright Flashlight work best.
“Typically, in total darkness after being charged you can expect it to glow very bright for 5 minutes, bright for 20-30 minutes and at a lower level for several hours. This works very well to have a very bright glow when transitioning from daylight to a dark room and as your eyes adjust to lower light levels, the lower level glow will still appear bright and very easy to pick up.”
The new Luminescent Chevron Front Sight Post is available right now at BlitzkriegComponents.com for just $44.95. Be sure to snag some before they’re all gone. They also have their standard White Stripe and Solid Black Chevron sights as well if you don’t need the night sight option or want to save a few bucks.
HexMag brand magazines have really been picking up in popularity lately. They introduced a Black AR-15 magazine a while back with a cool raised Hex pattern that actually adds some additional grip to the mag. They also feature a unique magazine identification system called “HexID” which lets you change the color of the follower and base plate retention tab for quick identification.
Today, HexMag is introducing their new FDE (Flat Dark Earth) and OD Green colored 30 round magazines with matching follower and base pad retention tab colors as well. They are also introducing their new line of “TRUE” 10/30 and 15/30 state compliant magazines. They were nice enough to send me some pre-production samples to take some pics of and let me help them introduce the new products.
People have been asking for an FDE and OD Green versions of the HexMag for a while now. The FDE and OD Green HexMags match very well with most of the popular AR furniture on the market and as with all HexMags, they come with the standard Orange guts.
With the introduction of the new FDE and OD Green colors, HexMag is also introducing matching colored internals as well as part of their HexID system. That means if you didn’t want the standard Orange follower and base pad retention tab you will be able to purchase the FDE or OD Green internals.
The last new product they are introducing today is their “TRUE” 10/30 and 15/30 state compliant magazines. Basically these are magazines that will only accept 10 or 15 rounds but look like 30 round magazines. The reason they are called “TRUE” is that they have a shorter spring and a riser inside the mag that makes them either a 10 or 15 round mag. The black risers in the photos below are just 3D printed models but give you an idea of what they will look like. HexMag designed the risers with a contour that allows you to wrap some Paracord, etc around the riser. On the 10 round model the riser is longer so I decided to try wrapping some Fishing Line and putting a little package of hooks, weights and a jig in there which fit perfectly. On the 15 round model I put a few matches, cotton balls and a striking surface inside. This works great because the spring stops at the top of the riser so there is no possibility of the items getting damaged or inhibit operation of the mag. Obviously I would not sacrifice 15-20 rounds in a mag personally just to have a little emergency bug out stash but for those who live in states with limits on magazine size, this is a pretty cool feature.
All of these new mags will be available early November 2014 so you won’t have to wait very long. I can tell you I’ve been using the Black model HexMags for a while now and really like them. As soon as I hear these are available for purchase I will be sure to let you guys know. I’ve also listed all of the ways you can follow HexMag below.
LMT recently introduced their new DMR stocks. Many people have said “They’re just copying the Magpul PRS”, etc but in actuality they’ve made it possible for the 99% of owners who currently have a collapsible stock on their AR to add upgrade to precision style stock similar to a PRS but without the need to change over to a rifle buffer tube, spring and buffer. You can literally take off your collapsible stock, slip on the new LMT DRM stock and have the feel of a fixed precision rifle stock. This saves you the cost and time of swapping receiver extensions and would be pretty awesome for someone who has a single lower receiver but multiple uppers such as an SBR upper and an SPR upper. Weapon Outfitters has the 5.56 version available in-stock right now and at about $30 cheaper than other retailers that I’ve seen. Check out the pics and details below then head on over to www.WeaponOutfitters.com to purchase one for yourself.
DMR buttstock assembly for 5.56 rifle fits in mil spec extension tube NOT included – SOPMOD cheek rest for comfort and a better shooting postion – Adjustable by 45 positions in cheek well height and length of pull and two postions on the extension tube. – SOPMOD rubber butt plate reduces felt recoil – Concealed rail for mono-pod attachment – 2 QD sling swivel sockets Collapsed length 9.20″
A buddy of mine (UWone77) has been playing around with some new products from Arisaka Defense and he seems to be very happy with them. Arisaka Defense is a brand new company (literally brand new, as in “no website yet” new) but they seem to already have some nice designs and understand what components people are looking for. The first components they are making available will be an M-LOK and KeyMod light mount, M-LOK QD Sling Attachment Point and a Light Mount that is designed to mount directly to a Centurion Arms CMR rail. I’ve listed some pictures below. As I mentioned their website hasn’t been finished yet but they have a Facebook page that they have started so you can follow along as they introduce new products.
Arisaka Defense M-LOK or KeyMod Light Mount
Arisaka Defense M-LOK QD Sling Attachment Point
Arisaka Defense CMR Light Mount
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