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Tyrant Designs CNC Announces their New LWP Series Grips!

Posted on October 5th, 2016 by ar15news


Tyrant Designs CNC, an industry leader in high end, aftermarket AR grips announced that they have released their new line of grips, the LWP Grip. Available in black, red, blue and grey the Lightweight Pro series is CNC machined from a single piece of aerospace grade aluminum. The grips weigh in at a surprisingly light 3.4 ounces, thanks to some weight savings by milling out the entire inside of the grip as well as addition holes on the top.


The Lightweight Pro tips the scales at 3.4 ounces and is lighter than the majority of available grips currently on the market. ( Yes we mean polymers too) ! We set out to create the lightest, most ergonomic grip on the market without compromising the structural integrity and quality. It is CNC machined from a single piece of aerospace grade aluminum and has a knurled back strap for additional adhesion. It instantly gives the operator the confidence needed in any weather or scenario, all while maintaining the consistency needed for a light weight build. Despite its lightweight it is incredibly durable and does not feel flimsy in the hand. If you are looking for the perfect grip for your lightweight build, look no further than the LWP!”


Tyrant Designs CNC is an AR accessories manufacturer based just outside of Chicago. They have had several successful designs for AR pistol grips and have plans to expand to foregrips as well as other AR accessories this year.

Tyrant Designs CNC, LLC
10134 Pacific Ave
Franklin Park, Il 60131

A Best Magazine for the AR Platform–Really?

Posted on October 5th, 2016 by ar15news

**Press Release**

September, 2016– Loveland, COYes really! Hexmag, LLC the maker of the most advanced and versatile AR-15 platform magazine in the market announces the release of their new Series 2 magazine.

For years the Hexmag Series 1 magazines proved a reliable and durable hit with shooters across the country. As with the Series 1, the Series 2 will be available in .223/5.56 x 45 and will also reliably support the .300AAC Blackout, .458 SOCOM and .50 Beowulf.

The new Series 2 light-weight, high-durability magazine has a revised catch pocket with improved magazine stabilization providing greater retention under the most demanding environments. Additional design changes were made to the feed lips and a new stripper clip guide was added that customers were demanding to increase efficiency in charging the magazine.


Engineered for greater overall performance than current magazines on the market and produced from tough and intensely tested proprietary fiber-reinforced polymer, the new Series 2 magazines are available in black, olive drab, grey and flat dark earth (FDE) and function in all mil spec AR platforms and most that are not.

“The Series 2 magazine’s development is the result of much improved design and engineering that has resulted in an AR magazine with superior strength, minimal weight and most importantly a streamlined interior for greater durability and reliability.” — George Brown, President of Hexmag.

Hexmag’s unique patented exterior provides incredible grip in any condition or environment with or without gloves and can be augmented with optional extreme Hexmag Grip Tape. Combined with dual leg tilt-proof multi-colored HexID followers and latch plate identifiers, the Series 2 is durable, ultra-reliable, affordable and represents the most versatile AR magazine on the market.

MSRP: $14.99

Hexmag magazines are made in the USA and come with Hexmag’s Lifetime Warranty!

Hexmag, LLC
418 8th Street, S.E. Unit C7
Loveland, CO 80537

**NEW** BFD (Blast Forwarding Device) for ALL Muzzle Devices

Posted on October 3rd, 2016 by ar15news

This new product from Indian Creek Design is a two piece shield for virtually any muzzle device on the market. It uses a threaded collar that goes on before the muzzle device that the main body of the BFD (Blast Forwarding Device) screws onto.  This allows it to mount without attaching directly to any specific muzzle device and can be threaded on or off as needed. Check out the press release and pictures below. These are on sale now at

**Press Release**

Nampa, Idaho, September 26, 2016 – No longer will your shooting partners, entry team members, or your wife and kids shrink back from your invitation to go shoot your muzzle brake equipped rifle. The creative minds at Indian Creek Design, Inc (ICD) have solved one of shooting’s annoying dilemmas, eliminating the side and back blast from an effective muzzle brake, with an ingenious device that will have everyone at ranges and along firing lines across this great nation enjoying their chosen pastime more and getting better training in.

Muzzle brakes work by providing ports for the rapidly moving and expanding gasses that propel a bullet to hit against as they exit the end of a firearm barrel, re-directing those gasses to the sides and often back at the shooter to control recoil and offer quicker follow up shots and to control the muzzle so the impact of your previously fired shots can be seen via your optics to assess accuracy. They are also the bane of Range Officers and other people on the firing line, as well as tactical entry team members, etc, due to the back blast associated with their use.

“Muzzle brakes have been around for generations and they are invaluable, especially in target and tactical situations,” says Gary Adams, a spokesperson for ICD, “but people get sick of the blast associated with using a muzzle brake. This has led to a rise in sales of flash cans and linear compensators which only channel gasses forward but do nothing for muzzle rise and recoil. There are a few companies that make a system that couples a specific flash can with a specific muzzle brake but these are relatively expensive and up until now there has been no option for a consumer or law enforcement agency to use whichever muzzle brake they prefer and also run a blast forwarding device with that brake to defeat the blast and noise.

We at ICD have undertaken the task of engineering and perfecting a simple and elegant blast forwarding device, the ICD BFD, that will fit on many rifles and that works in conjunction with virtually any muzzle brake the shooter wants to use. The BFD, which adds only 2.6 ounces to the rifle, is stunningly simple in design, but so very effective that it will literally change the way shooters look at muzzle brakes and shooting in general. It is absolutely amazing how effective it is.”


An added benefit in the BFD re-directing the muzzle blast is the re-direction of the ear drum shattering noise as well. Independent testing has proven that a muzzle brake causes up to a 10x increase in discharge sound level that hits the shooter and those in the surrounding area. The BFD corrals that damaging sound wave and sends it downrange. The perceived sound near the shooter is reduced dramatically. Despite this ability, the BFD is not an NFA controlled item, it is not a suppressor, and no special permissions are required to own or use it.


The ICD BFD is available for any rifle with 1/2″ threaded muzzle devices (AR variants, etc) and for 5/8″ threaded devices such as on AR-10’s, etc. The BFD was extensively tested on various caliber rifles, up to and including a 7mm Remington Magnum bolt action rifle, with excellent results. Finished in a matte black MilSpec Type III hardcoat, Mr. Adams feels that this will quickly become a must have for the casual or avid shooter who wants muzzle control and doesn’t want to feel or subject others to the punishing back blast, and also for tactical operations and Law Enforcement use where the brake blast can be detrimental to operational success and the safety of the personnel involved. Every Range Officer in the world will want these on every rifle, they are that effective.

Instead of spending a large amount of money for a proprietary device that handcuffs equipment choices, departments, agencies, and civilian shooters can now add a moderately priced (MSRP $79.95) piece of American made kit to their existing platform and get a lot more, or rather a lot less, “BANG for their buck”!

**NEW** Cloud Defensive Light Control System

Posted on October 1st, 2016 by ar15news

Do you have a SureFire ST07 Tape Switch? If you’ve bought any SureFire Scout Lights chances are you have an ST07 somewhere. If you’re like me, almost all of them are in a box of spare parts in my gun room because I upgraded to something like the expensive SR07 rail grabber tape switch or went with the clicky tail cap. The ST07, to me, is pretty useless straight out of the box. Its a good switch but I don’t like zip tying, taping or velcro’ing it to my gun. However, the ST07 may have found new life.


A company called Cloud Defensive just introduced their new LCS (Light Control System) which is a mount specifically designed to securely attach your ST07 to any 1913 picatinny rail section. Most shooters will prefer to mount it to the top (12 o’clock) section of the rail but I assume you could even use an offset picatinny rail mount as well. The LCS also has the option of the ICC (Integrated Cable Clamp) which helps route the cable of the ST07 tape switch and keeps it from being able to get snagged on anything. 



Introducing the Light Control System (LCS) with optional Integrated Cable Clamp (ICC).  Designed for the Surefire ST07 tape switch. A vastly superior mounting platform for your tape switch that allows you to secure excess cable under the mount. No more improvised mounting solutions. No more weak links on your rifle. Two problems solved with one product.

Another reason why the LCS mount might be just what you’re looking for…its just $50. You can also upgrade to the LCS with the Integrated Cable Clamp for another $10 more. Cloud Defensive just put these up on their website so head on over to and get one today. 

This article was written by Mark B Wentzel


Posted on September 28th, 2016 by ar15news

SHIELD just introduced their newest model called the RMS which stands for Reflex Mini Sight. The RMS is a super compact red dot sight for pistols such as Glocks, etc. The housing of the RMS is so compact that you can actually still use the factory sights while the RMS is mounted when using the Glock MOS mount plate. The body is machined from aluminum with what appears to be a very generous sight window and also features a pull out side battery drawer that allows you to swap out the battery without removing the optic from the handgun. The RMS is available in both 4MOA and 8MOA dot sizes and with or without the Glock MOS plate.





The next evolution in mini red dot sights. Small enough to fit discreetly on any gun, tough enough to withstand the harshest recoil and light enough that you won’t even feel it’s there. The RMS is machined from strong aerospace grade aluminium. It has super-fast automatic brightness adjustment to adapt to your environment allowing you to concentrate on the target and the quick release side accessible battery drawer means you can change the battery without the need to dismount.

Its stunning, low profile design makes it an ideal optic for any custom pistol build and coupled with our matching low profile Glock MOS plate, has the RMS sitting so low that the sight will co-witness without the need for suppressor sights.

SHIELD is taking pre-orders now. If you’re looking for a new red dot for one of your handguns, you might want to check out the new SHIELD RMS at

This article was written by Mark B Wentzel

**NEW** Magpul HUNTER X-22 Takedown Chassis for Ruger 10/22

Posted on September 26th, 2016 by ar15news

I’ve been holding off on buying one of these awesome Ruger 10/22 Takedown Rifles for my boys. However, now that Magpul has released the new Hunter X-22 Takedown chassis for it, I’m going to have to make it happen. You know, for the boys.  😉  

Shipping Now! The Magpul Hunter X-22 Takedown: bridge the gap between portable and shootable.


The X-22 Takedown chassis is an ergonomic, full-featured stock for the Ruger 10/22 Takedown series rifle. Made from high quality reinforced polymer, the Hunter X-22 Takedown features an ergonomic grip, adjustable length of pull and comb height to fit a wide variety of shooters, multiple sling mounting options, a non-slip rubber butt-pad, and M-LOK® slots for accessory attachment.  The Hunter X-22 Takedown fits standard Ruger 10/22 Takedown .22 LR pattern rifles with no gunsmithing, and a reversible barrel tray ensures proper fit with factory pencil profile as well as heavy bull barrels.


Made in U.S.A.

MSRP $149.95

– Drop-in design compatible with all factory Ruger 10/22 Takedown .22 LR receivers
– Reinforced polymer construction for strength and durability
– 60 degree grip angle from bore axis
– Adjustable LOP from 12.5”-14.5” with 0.50” Spacers
– Non-slip rubber butt-pad
– Optional Cheek Riser Kitsto raise cheek height 0.25”, 0.50”, or 0.75”
– Reversible barrel tray accepts all factory barrels as well as aftermarket up to 0.920”
– Compatible with all capacities of factory Ruger 10/22 magazines
– M-LOK slots on forend sides and bottom for a wide variety of accessory and sling mounting options
– Two dimpled drill points to install optional standard swivel studs (#10-32 x 3/8” long dome stud)
– Push-button QD swivel compatibility in rear with optional Sling Mount Kits
– Left and Right rear 1-1/4” Footman’s Loops

This article was written by Mark B Wentzel

**Intro Price** Cross Machine Tool CFC 556 ZCOMP

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by ar15news

Cross Machine Tool has introduced their new CFC 556 ZCOMP muzzle device. The ZCOMP is basically a do-all muzzle device that reduced Flash, Muzzle Rise and Recoil. It is also long enough to be pinned to a 14.5″ barrel bringing it to 16″ OAL and comes predrilled for this purpose. The CFC 556 ZCOMP is being offered through RainierArms at an Intro Price of just $75. Get in on this deal at


Intro Price! $75.00

The CFC 556 (Combat Flash Compensator) A.K.A. the ZCOMP™ is a Hybrid muzzle device.The CFC 556 is designed to reduce and distort visible muzzle flash, reduce muzzle rise & mitigate felt recoil. Function of the CFC 556 muzzle device is equaled by the exceptional visible manufacturing quality & appearance of the muzzle device.

– Manufactured from 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
– QPQ Nitride finished for durability & corrsion protection-standard
– 1/2 28 RH ID threads
– .632″ max diameter
– Surface Hardness-68RC Substrate Hardness-30 RC (QPQ SS only)
– Weight- 2.2 ozs
– Caliber- 5.56mm / .223 Remington only
– Rating- Full Auto
– Zero porting on bottom side to reduce ground signature when fired from the prone position
– Zero porting on the top side center to reduce flash sight obstruction through optics/sights
– Large combustion chamber with ports on each side to aid flash distortion
– Aggressivley Textured front inner tang surfaces to aid flash distortion
– Outer tang styling cuts to match our Trademark magwell cuts on the UHP15 series lower receivers
– 3 forward ports between the tangs to aid flash distortion
– Pre-drilled for pinning to 14.5″ barrel to legal length (pin included)
– Crush washer included (not for suppressor use)
– Made in the USA

INFORCE Introduces Gen2 Weapon Mounted Lights

Posted on September 21st, 2016 by ar15news

A few years back, AR15NEWS was one of the first websites to introduce the original INFORCE WML (Weapon Mounted Light) and we’re happy to help introduce the Gen2 WML and WMLx lights. The new WML and WMLx lights come a number of new features and have nearly double the lumen output across the board. Take a look at the press release and images below. The new Gen2 WML and WMLx should be available at retailers very soon.

Emissive Energy debuts four new Gen2 units in its
WML and WMLx White and White/Infrared Series

North Kingstown, RI – Emissive Energy Corporation, an industry leader in weapon mounted lighting products, debuts today the next generation of the WML and WMLx product lines. The new products continue to be lightweight and powerful as discovered with the original WML and WMLx Series, but with several new upgrades.

Extensively tested for performance, durability and reliability, customers won’t find a more dependable light on the market today. Incredibly powerful yet compact in size, the Gen2 WML and WMLx Series integrates with MIL-STD-1913/NAR rail and features a new reinforced polymer body which offers higher-impact resistance and durability. Patented heat dissipating vents provide improved LED thermal management and an ergonomic, contoured non-slip switch makes for easy on/off. There are three operating modes: constant, momentary and strobe (strobe is easily disabled) and the new products are waterproof up to 66 feet.

“With the new enhancements, all four Gen2 products offer brighter lumens and an all-inclusive rail clamping design that integrates seamlessly, providing simple, fast, mounting with no need for additional tools. The easy-to-operate lockout system ensures the light isn’t turned on until the operator is ready,” says Matthew S. Wolfe, Vice President of Emissive Energy Corporation. “We continually explore new ways to provide high-quality products and our new Gen2 products are no exception.“

inforce-wml-gen2INFORCE WML Gen2

The WML White and WML White/IR products offer many functional enhancements including:
–  Increased lumens from 200 to 400, at just 3 ounces
–  High efficiency emitter provides up to 1.5 hours of runtime in white mode, or 4 hours in infrared mode from a single 123A Lithium battery
–  Concentrated, high-intensity beam fills the field of view for close to mid-range target identification
–  Re-engineered cam lever and lockout bale with constant tension to maximize ease of switching between white or infrared mode (IR model only) and full function/momentary mode (white model only)

inforce-wml-gen2INFORCE WMLx Gen2

The WMLx White and WMLx White/IR models offer many functional enhancements including:
–  Increased lumens from 500 to 800 (White version) and from 400 to 700 (IR version), at just 4 ounces
–  High efficiency emitter provides up to 2 hours of runtime in white mode, or 4 hours in infrared mode from two 123A Lithium battery
–  Concentrated spot and far-reaching, high-intensity beam provides significant light for situational awareness and long-distance target identification
–  Re-engineered cam lever and lockout bale with constant tension to maximize ease of switching between white or infrared mode (IR model only) and full function/momentary mode (white model only)

About Emissive Energy Corporation
Emissive Energy Corporation is an ISO 9001:2008 certified, American manufacturer that designs, engineers and produces optoelectronic systems. A pioneer of portable LED illumination systems, Emissive’s mission is to design, manufacture and deliver products of superior quality, performance and value for every mission, task and operation. With over 140 patents, Emissive’s products set the standard in the advancement of portable illumination. For more information regarding the new products, please visit the company website at or contact Inforce at Matthew S. Wolfe,, 401-294-2030

This article was written by Mark B Wentzel

“Deplorable” Patch by Forward Controls Design

Posted on September 20th, 2016 by ar15news

Usually I wouldn’t want to be considered “deplorable” but when someone like Hillary Clinton (Killary) basically says anyone who doesn’t support her is deplorable, you can surely count me in that basket of people. Forward Controls Design has come up with the Deplorable Patch which 2.75″ wide and 1″ tall with a Multicam background and Velcro backing. You can purchase the patch for $6 shipped or get one free with any purchase over $75. Get yours at  **Update: the first batch sold out but you can still order one.**


We’ve always tried to stay out of politics, for it is our part to innovate and produce superior US made firearms components, not to take sides in politics and proselytize,  I believe that being in the firearms business makes it impossible to stay neutral.

Apparently, half of us belong in the basket of deplorables, and of these, some are irredeemable.  Thus have we been labelled by the most corrupt and dishonest presidential contender in recent history.

We are not politically correct, and we are not useful idiots.  Fortunately, we’re also not without a self deprecating sense of humor.  If it is our lot to be sneered at and made fun of, I say embrace the basket, and stay deplorable my friends 🙂

The patch is free with orders of $75 or more (while supplies last), and available for sale.  We will make a donation to a worthy cause and post the receipt here

The Velcro backed patch is 2.75″ wide and 1″ tall, with Multicam background, OD border and black text.

**NEW** Wilson Combat Q-Comp

Posted on September 19th, 2016 by ar15news

Sometimes the simpler the better and that appears to be the case with the new Wilson Combat Q-Comp. Usually when you hear the name “Wilson Combat” you instantly think of their $2,500 rifles or $3,500+ handguns but in their Q-Comp throws all that aside and not only is a simple product but a very effective and affordable one too. 

The Wilson Combat Q-Comp has been designed by our compensator experts to greatly enhance recoil control in rapid fire without the harsh blast and flash that other AR-15 muzzle devices exhibit.


The Q-Comp is a hybrid AR-15 brake/compensator that has been tuned to minimize side-blast and concussion compared to other muzzle devices on the market. This exclusive Wilson Combat design displays almost zero muzzle flash yet retains excellent vertical and rearward recoil reduction with all calibers.


The slotted expansion chamber design of the Q-Comp has no prongs or tines to break off or snag and is Melonite QPQ coated alloy steel for maximum durability and corrosion resistance. The Q-Comp is easily installed on your AR rifle using the included crush washer.

“We have met our goal of development with the Q-Comp design with exceptional recoil control without the excess noise, flash and concussion common to most rifle muzzle brake designs. The Q-Comp will really enhance your tactical rifle shooting experience.”-Bill Wilson, President of Wilson Combat. 

The Wilson Combat Q-Comp is available for purchase now at



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