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SD Tactical Arms is donating a one of a kind “Old Glory” .308 rifle to the 3rd Annual Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit Auction which will take place next month in Fort Worth, TX. The Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit Auction raises money for other organizations helping Veterans. This years recipient chosen by the Kyle family is Spirit of a Hero

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“Old Glory” will be donated to the Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit Auction. This rifle has a billet upper and lower machined by SD Tactical Arms to a precise fit. The barrel is a Proof Research 16″ carbon fiber .308 /1 in 10 twist. 15′ handguard, adjustable length of pull and comb on this stock, heavy duty unimount scope base, TRMR2 Elite Tactical Optic, custom trigger, leather tooled Pelican case (by the finest saddle maker Texas has to offfer) with a custom form insert. This rifle is equipped with the finest machining and materials the industry has to offer.

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SD Tactical Old Glory Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit auction rifle 3

SD Tactical Old Glory Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit auction rifle 3

SD Tactical Old Glory Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit auction rifle 3

SD Tactical Old Glory Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit auction rifle 3

You can purchase tickets to attend the 3rd Annual Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit Auction at www.ChrisKyleMemorialBenefit.com

RISE Armament Ripper Billet Lower Receiver

Posted on April 18th, 2016 by ar15news

You may have heard the name RISE Armament before. They make a pretty sweet looking drop-in trigger and now they make a pretty sweet looking billet lower receiver. Their new Ripper billet lower features milled pockets and lightening cuts pretty much wherever they could do them without making it a skeletonized lower. The result is a unique design and a weight of just 5.6 ounces which is pretty light for a billet lower considering most billet lowers weight between 8 and 11 ounces. Check out this sweet lower and get in on the intro pricing.

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One of the lightest full aluminum billet lower on the market at 5.6 oz!!

Designed and engineered for those who never settle, the RISE Armament Ripper Billet Lower Receiver has a sleek, streamlined design that emphasizes form as much as function. Features include a flared magwell and oversized trigger well.

–  Precision CNC machined from 7075-T6 billet aluminum
–  Flared magwell opening
–  Oversized trigger well
–  Specialized milled pockets for extra weight reduction
–  Multi caliber marking
–  Mil-spec component compatible
–  MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2, hard anodized flat black finish
–  Manufactured in RISE Armament’s Oklahoma facility according to strict AS9100 aerospace  requirements, which are more stringent than standard gun manufacturing requirements
–  Backed by RISE Armament’s 100% product guarantee and lifetime manufacturing warranty
–  Designed and made 100% in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
–  Weight 5.6oz

https://www.rainierarms.com/rise-armament-ripper-billet-ar-15-lower-receiver

MagPod Designing Baseplate for Magpul M3 PMAG

Posted on April 18th, 2016 by ar15news

Right around the time that MagPod released their baseplate replacement for Gen M2 PMAGs, Magpul introduced their new Gen M3 PMAG and totally switched things up. By “switched things up” I mean they changed the base plate design which meant the MagPod would not fit on the new Gen M3 PMAG. Obviously there are a metric ton of Gen M2 PMAGs in use so its not a huge deal but it would be awesome to have the option to add a MagPod to the new Gen M3 PMAGs too. 

A few days ago MagPod released an image showing off the new design which looks similar to the current MagPod but will also incorporate some sort of retaining clip. Currently they are testing out a two-piece retaining clip and a one-piece retaining clip.

Magpod Gen M3 PMAG

Sneak peek at the patent pending M3 PMAG version of MagPod; even though the M3 PMAG baseplate slides on from the rear, we decided to make our version slide in from the FRONT, which allows us to keep the patented “forward biased” foot that MagPod is known for.

No firm release date yet – we are still evaluating the retaining clip options to see which holds up better to drop testing.

I’m definitely looking forward to seeing this new MagPod version become available. You can follow along with the development of the new Gen M3 PMAG version of the MagPod  on the MagPod Facebook and Instagram accounts. 

Vortex Optics – Defender Flip Caps for Riflescopes

Posted on April 15th, 2016 by ar15news

Vortex Optics has introduced a new set of Scope Flip Caps designed to be used on their extremely popular riflescopes. The new Defender Flip Caps are made to be flexible but durable. The caps are spring loaded and instead of just flipping up in the way can be folded flat, at an angle or straight up to use with a customizable dope disk that fits into the rear scope cap. Check out the pics and video below. The new Defender Flip Caps are available now at www.VortexOptics.com.

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DEFENDER™ FLIP CAP EYEPIECE

New for 2016. This is the last flip cap you will ever need! Virtually indestructible, this cap will fit snugly on nearly all Vortex Optics and features a snap flat spring that will keep your line of sight unobstructed.

Rifle ranges the world over are littered with broken flip caps. This is one cap you will most likely never see in a flip cap boneyard. The E-10 cap has three stop positions. The first vertical, to put your dope disk (optional accessory) literally right in your face. The second at a 45° and the third at 90° to lay flat back.

The E-10 fits all Vortex® Riflescopes except the 1-inch tube Viper® model VPR-M-01BDC, VPR-M-04BDC and VPR-M-03BDC.

Outside diameter: 40-46 mm | 1.57-1.81 inches

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Seekins Precision 1-Piece Scope Mount

Posted on April 13th, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve heard that Seekins Precision will be releasing information on their new Scope Mount very soon. Not sure exactly when but until then I thought I would share a sneak peek at the new mount. These photos were posted on their Facebook page. 

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Seekins Precision 1-piece Scope Mount 1

Seekins Precision 1-piece Scope Mount 1

The photos that Seekins Precision has shared so far show a cantilever style 30mm scope mount that has two picatinny rail clamps that are secured by two large Torx screws. No word yet if there will be other styles, models or additional options to choose from but this version looks awesome. As you can see it looks great with both smaller 1-4 and 1-6 optics as well as larger magnification optics. Keep an eye out for more information on the new Seekins Precision Scope Mounts coming soon. 

You can check out other Seekins Precision products at www.SeekinsPrecision.com.

QC10 GSF Lowers w/LPK and Matched Receiver Sets On Sale

Posted on April 13th, 2016 by ar15news

Quarter Circle 10 has been adding tons of new products to their lineup lately and from what I understand this is just the beginning. Today they added two more options. First is the option of purchasing their GSF (Glock Small Frame) lower with a standard LPK (lower parts kit) at a discounted price. Second is the ability to purchase a matched receiver set which includes the GSF (Glock Small Frame) lower and their new Pistol Caliber MUR upper which was introduced a few weeks ago. This is one step closer to QC10 offering complete uppers, lowers and Rifle/Pistol builds. 

Both of these new options are currently being offered at a 10% discount but will return to normal pricing this Friday, April 15th. If you’re looking to start your next Pistol Caliber AR, this is a great deal to jump in on. 

GSF Lower with Lower Parts Kit

QC10 GSF complete lower

GSF Stripped Lower & Pistol MUR Matched Set

QC10 GSF Pistol MUR

Cloudbreak MD9 9mm Muzzle Brake

Posted on April 11th, 2016 by ar15news

You may have notices that 9mm ARs are all the rage right now. There are lots of companies making accessories and parts for 9mm ARs but one thing that hasn’t caught up is the availability of 9mm muzzle brakes and compensators. I just happened to run across this one the other day. It is the new MD9 9mm muzzle brake from Cloudbreak.

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This muzzle brake reminds me more of a compensator with all of the porting on it but from what I’ve read there is a noticeable reduction in recoil as well. It has a Black Ion Nitride finish, machined from 416 Stainless Steel and also has the 1/2×28 thread pitch which is the same as some of the most popular 9mm barrels such as the ones by Quarter Circle 10. 

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The new Cloudbreak MD9 9mm muzzle brake is available now through Rainier Arms for just $59.95 which seems like a pretty reasonable price point. 

**Edit: I just found out if you need one that has the 1/2×36 thread pitch they are available through Pantel Tactical.**

What started out as a single Chevron shaped front sight post upgrade has evolved into an entire line of front sight post replacements from Blitzkrieg Components. Their latest new model to introduce is the Luminescent Spike Front Sight Post for standard AR-15 front sights. If your front sight takes a standard A2 style sight post you can upgrade it with this new post. This front sight post has a sharp spike at the top for precise aiming and has a luminescent green stripe on the back side that glows in the dark. The front side facing the target does not glow in the dark. 

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Blitzkrieg Components AR15 Spike Glow FSP 1

Blitzkrieg Components AR15 Spike Glow FSP 1

This replaces standard A2 style sight posts in any typical AR-15 type fixed or folding sight. The Blitzkrieg Components AR-15 Spike Front Sight Post for AR-15 sights provides superior sighting with a sharp aiming point and a bold, fast sight picture. The sharp aiming point enables precise aiming and high confidence on difficult shots. The bold, contrasting Luminescent Green Stripe gives the shooter an eye catching sight picture that excels in both bright-light and low-light environments and against all types of backgrounds. It is very fast and very easy to see. Minimum adjustment for elevation is 4 clicks or one full rotation since the Luminescent Stripe is visible on one side so that no luminescence glows toward the enemy. This means that when zeroing your sight for elevation, you will be at least within 2 clicks or 2.5 MOA of a perfect zero and normally closer than that or even dead-on. It will be either exactly on point of aim or no more than 2.5 MOA high or low (2.5″ at 100 yards, 1.25″ at 50 yards). This will vary depending on sight radius.

Our sight posts are precision machined from billet 416 Stainless Steel for an outstanding sight picture and precise fit in any AR-15 front sight housing including standard A2 fixed front sights and popular brands like Troy, Diamondhead, Samson, MI, YHM, Daniel Defense and Magpul plastic MBUS Gen 2. Fits anything that accepts a standard A2 front sight post. Has a matte black melonite finish which is very durable and very corrosion resistant. The Luminescent Green Stripe appears more yellow in daylight and glows green in low light. It is a 5 layer paint application into a machined grove. This gives you a bright yellow contrast stripe in daylight and a bright green glowing stripe in low light and darkness. Simple Drop-In installation. Simply unscrew the factory sight post and screw in the Blitzkrieg Components sight post using either our sight tool or a standard A2 sight tool.

Glow Characteristics: The Luminescent (Glow) Stripe glows very bright when charged and the glow brightness dissipates gradually in darkness. The brighter and longer the light charge is, the brighter and longer the glow will be. Sunlight and Tactical LED flashlights give the best charge, but any type of lighting will work. It will glow very bright after just a few seconds of charge, and will glow longer with a bit longer charge. Typically, in total darkness after being charged you can expect it to glow very bright for 5 minutes, brighter than tritium for 30 minutes and at a lower level for a few 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. Additionally, the bright glow makes the sight dramatically easier to pick up against dark targets and background clutter where black sight posts get completely lost.

Features
–  Billet Machined 416 Stainless Steel Construction
–  Melonite matte black finish
–  Luminescent Green Contrast Stripe in machined grove
–  Bold, Fast Sight Picture
–  Precision Aiming Point
–  Drops into any AR-15 Front Sight Housing using standard sight tool
–  Sight tool NOT included.

The first run of the new Blitzkrieg Components AR-15 Luminescent Spike Front Sight Post is available exclusively from Rainier Arms at a special intro price of just $19.95. Blitzkrieg sights sell out fast so head on over to www.RainierArms.com to snag one before they are gone.

Sneak Peek!! SMOS Arms FSB and Switch Block Cutout Rails

Posted on April 6th, 2016 by ar15news

A few days ago SMOS Arms released a picture of some rails that were in the raw. SMOS Arms is well know for their slim rails that they have OEM’d for other well known companies. What’s cool about these rails they shared are that they are Quad Rails and they feature a modular cutout system. One is for an AR with a standard Front Sight Post or you can add in a small rail section at the top creating a smaller cutout to be used in conjunction with the Noveske Switch Block or possibly other adjustable gas block systems. There really aren’t a ton of details available for these new rails just yet but just wanted to share the sneak peek with you in case you didn’t see it yourself. Of course as with all prototypes, we’ll have to keep watching to see how product units come out.

www.SMOSArms.com
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SMOS Arms Rails

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🔥🔥 556 Tactical SKR Rail Closeout 🔥🔥

Posted on April 5th, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve been using a couple of these 556 Tactical rails over the past few years and they are pretty awesome. Recently 556 Tactical has decided to go another route and will be offering a new rail so its time to sell their current stock of SKR rails at a closeout prices. Currently 556 has their 12″ SKR rails on sale for just $155. Its hard to find a decent rail for that price, let alone a nice one like this. You can get in on this deal at www.556Tactical.com.

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