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Now Available!! American Defense Mfg UIC Ambi Billet Lower

Posted on February 19th, 2015 by ar15news

American Defense Manufacturing is probably best known for making some really awesome quick detach optic mounts but they really blew people away last year when they introduced their new UIC or Universally Improved Carbine. The UIC was the product of redesigning any aspect of your run of the mill AR that they felt didn’t meet ADM standards to make a rifle that is “Intentionally Superior”. One of the areas that ADM focused a lot of attention to was the lower receiver.

Not only did they want to make the UIC 5.56 lower look good but they also made it function better. The ADM UIC lower is fully ambidextrous with an Ambi Bolt Catch and Bolt Release as well as an Ambi Magazine Release. They also will work with any Ambi Safety Selector including the Short Throw models that are very popular. The mag well of the lower features a familiar design that ADM calls “reinforcing ribs” that not only look pretty sweet but also make the receiver stronger. People have been asking them to offer the UIC lower stripped so they can add it to their current rifle or start a build specifically around the lower so that is what ADM just did. Starting now, you can purchase the ADM UIC billet ambi lower as a stripped lower. Check out the pictures of it and details below then head on over to www.AmericanDefenseManufacturing.com to purchase one for yourself.

ADM UIC Billet Ambi Lower 2ADM UIC Billet Ambi Lower 2

The attractive, billet 7075-T6 lower receiver is outfitted with an ambidextrous magazine release, bolt catch and release, and selector switch.  The magazine well features reinforcing ribs that make the magazine well 40% stronger than mil-spec forged at only ½ an ounce of weight change.  The trigger guard is ready for winter gloves without manipulation. Radii and chamfers throughout make this billet lower a marvel that stretches the capabilities of modern production CNC manufacturing. A 20 degree competition style mag well is concealed in the design, allowing lightning fast magazine changes. A right side bolt catch and release lever is standard for every UIC lower, a feature not found on many comparable industry offerings. An integral adjuster allows the end user to compensate for tolerance between your upper receivers and your favorite lower. The selector pictogram is compatible with 50-90 degree selectors.

http://www.americandefensemanufacturing.com/view/product/895/

AERO Precision Weekly Deal

Posted on February 19th, 2015 by ar15news

Each week AERO Precision puts out special deal that everyone can take advantage of. I am going to do my best to keep track of these deals each week and give you guys a heads up on them. This weeks deal is pretty simple. They are offering an 18″ .308 Stainless Steel Barrel with a .936″ low profile gas block and rifle length gas tube for only $290. This is definitely a sweet start to a new .308 build which can tend to get pretty pricey. If you’re looking for options that will help you not break the bank, you should take a look at this deal.

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www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com

First Look – SI Defense .308 Ambi Rifle Build

Posted on February 17th, 2015 by ar15news

Over the past few months we’ve had the opportunity to work with the guys from SI-Defense in helping spread the word about their new products including their new .308 billet receiver set that features “mirrored ambi controls”. Remember that term as you’ll see what we mean soon. Now that the .308 Ambi receiver sets are hot off the machines, SI-Defense asked if we would want to build our own rifle using these receivers…and of course we’re not gonna turn that down. :) So this is the start to our multipart article showing the rifle we built, what parts we used and then we’ll do additional articles once we’ve actually had some time to shoot it for a while.

The first thing that arrived were the SI-Defense .308 Ambi billet receivers. The mirrored ambi controls on the receivers are pretty mind blowing. When you push on the Bolt Catch, Bolt Release or Mag Release on one side the same button on the other side moves as well. It really is pretty amazing that the ambi controls are mirrored and not just an added lever that is completely different than the control on the right side. The dust cover is pretty cool too in that it is easy to remove/install even with the handguard installed because it snaps into place.

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

A few months ago Rainier Arms introduced their new .308 UltraMatch BCG. Once I knew this build was going down I promptly went on the Rainier Arms website and purchased one. The finish on this thing is a really nice deep Black Nitride that is super smooth. The angled cuts toward the front and fluting at the rear of the carrier look pretty sweet.

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

If you’re gonna build a gun you definitely need a barrel, right?! Right. I’ve posted about AERO Precision barrels many many times before whenever they have a new model to introduce or a special deal etc. but have never personally used one myself. So for this build I contacted my buddy Chad over at AERO Precision to see if I could get my hands on one of their 16″ Mid Length .308 barrels. They are made of 416 Stainless Steel and I’m really excited to see how well they perform. You might be thinking “A 16 inch .308 build? Most guys do 18 inches or more.” and you’re right but I just built an 18″ like everyone else and wanted do something a bit different. Because I know big bore rifles can be a bit ornery I installed a SLR Rifleworks Sentry Adjustable Low Profile Gas Block along with the Rainier Arms Nitride Mid Length gas tube.

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

Along with the SLR Rifleworks Sentry Adjustable Gas Block, I also used the SLR Rifleworks SOLO 15″ KeyMod handguard, Hand Stop and their Synergy BCF muzzle device. It truly makes for one killer looking setup and can’t wait to see how well it performs.

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 10

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

Along with making some pretty amazing ambi receivers, SI-Defense also makes a mean looking ambi charging handle called the MACH10 which stands for Modular Ambi Charging Handle for AR10. This specific one has a neat feature where it latches on the inside of the receiver but they will also offer an outside latching MACH10 and a MACH15 charging handle as well.

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

As with all of my builds this one includes a Battle Arms Development Ambi Safety. I don’t own a single AR that does not have one and no I don’t get them for free. Its one of those products that I have honestly grown to love and buy them for every build.  

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

Along with upgrading the Safety I also upgraded the Trigger. I usually use either a Geissele or CMC Trigger and decided to try the Geissele S3G trigger in this build. The S3G is not really designed for a rifle with higher recoil as it has a very light trigger pull and could bump-fire easily so I used the heavier spring that comes with it. This is kind of a trial run and will be interesting to see how it performs in a .308.

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1 SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

Oooohhhh. Look at that sexy beast!! I also added a Trijicon VCOG, Magpul MBUS PRO sights, UBR stock and a MOE+ grip to finish off the build. I think it turned out to be an one of the best looking rifles I’ve built. 

SI-Defense 308 Ambi Rifle 1

These pics are hot off the press as I just finished this build over the weekend. This week will be its maiden voyage to see how well she runs and get the gas system all dialed in. Will update you with an additional article detailing its performance at the range and hopefully some 100 yard groups. If we don’t get accuracy data on the .308 AERO Precision barrel for that article it will be in an additional one for sure. Below is a list of links for the parts we used in this build.

AERO Precision
Battle Arms Development
Geissele
Magpul
Rainier Arms
SI-Defense
SLR Rifleworks
Trijicon

NEW!! CMC Triggers Duty / Patrol 2-Stage Drop-In Trigger

Posted on February 17th, 2015 by ar15news

CMC Triggers is introducing another trigger option to their growing lineup. CMC currently offers their very popular Single Stage triggers in both Curved and Flat trigger styles and multiple pull weights as well as their new Two Stage triggers in both Curved and Flat trigger styles with your choice of a 1lb. first stage and 3lb. second stage or 2lb. first and second stage for a combined 4lb. pull. All of these options are great for recreational and competition shooters but someone such as a Police Officer on Patrol would want a trigger with a bit heavier pull to help protect against accidental discharge during high stress situations. This is why CMC Triggers is introducing the Duty / Patrol version of their new 2-Stage Trigger in both Curved and Flat styles. The new Duty / Patrol model will offer a 2lb. set (first stage) and a 4lb. release (second stage) giving it a combined 6lb. pull.

CMC Triggers Duty Patrol Trigger

CMC Triggers Duty Patrol Trigger 2

The Duty / Patrol Two-Stage CMC Trigger Group is a completely self contained, 100% drop-in, fire control group upgrade for the AR-15, and AR-10 family of rifles. Trigger pull is factory pre-set, is not user adjustable and comes in 2lb set with 4 lb release trigger weights. An ultra-crisp trigger with no feel of creep prior to hammer release. Trigger has a Glass-Smooth Break with no feel of grittiness. Trigger components are fabricated from 8620 alloy steel and S7 Tool steel, machined to exacting tolerances and finished for the longest service life possible. Minimal Lock-time is designed into the assembly using controlled hammer weight and balance and activated using a Rocket Wire hammer spring. Positive Trigger Reset allows a quick follow up shot on target. Trigger is easy to install following the included instructions.

The new CMC Trigger Duty / Patrol Triggers should be available for purchase very soon. We will be sure to update you guys as soon as we know when / where these new triggers will show up for purchase first. For now you can head on over to CMCTriggers.com and check out their entire line of drop-in triggers.

Great Deal!! – AIM Surplus Nickel Boron .308 BCG

Posted on February 16th, 2015 by ar15news

The last year has seen an explosion of interest in building big bore AR’s, especially the AR-10/.308. Things like .308 receiver sets and barrels are not only a lot more readily available but also much more affordable than they ever have been before. Unfortunately some smaller parts like Bolt Carrier Groups are still not so easy to find and can cost quite a bit. This weekend I happened to run across the AIM Surplus Nickel Boron .308/7.62×51 BCG and was surprised to see that not only does it look like a very high quality BCG but they are selling it for just $179.95 with FREE SHIPPING in the lower 48 States. I just finished up my second .308 build over the weekend and might need to pick up one of these BCGs for the next .308 build.

AIM Surplus NiB 308 BCG

AIM .308/7.62×51 Caliber BDG Nickel Boron Bolt Carrier Groups. A great BCG at an even better price! We are having these built to our exacting Standards. The Bolt is shot peened and manufactured out of 9310 Tool Steel with a 4140 Machined Extractor. The Carrier is the more common DPMS pattern with a Nickel Boron finish for easier cleaning and provides a slicker surface. The Gas Key is Hardened to USGI Specifications and fastened to the carrier using Grade 8 Hardware, and then properly staked. More information below.

Assembly

The assembly requirements for our Bolt Carrier Groups are much higher than most.  Before assembling the gas key to the carrier, permatex NO.3D aviation is applied to form-a-gasket around the gas hole (per MIL-SPEC).  Then Grade-8 hardware i used to attach the gas key, followed by properly staking per spec.  When installing the extractor to the bolt, both the extractor buffer and the crane-o-ring are inserted with the spring.  Both are present to insure proper ejection 100% of the time.  Then high temperature grease is app to the gas rings before inserting the bolt into the carrier, which allows for much smoother operation. These BCGs are inspected to the highest of standards, to insure a high quality product that is 100% reliable for our customers…PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA!

Carrier
–  Machined from 8620 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications

Bolt
–  Machined from 9310 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Shot Peened
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances
–  MPI (Mag Particle Inspected)

Gas Key
–  Machined from 4140
–  Heat treated to military specifications

Extractor
–  Machined from 4140
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Shot peened

Firing Pin
–  Machined from 8640 tool steel
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances
–  Coated with .0002”-.0003” of hard chrome per MIL-STD-171 1.2.2.2

Cam Pin
–  Machined from 4340
–  Heat treated to military specifications
–  Ground to meet military required tolerances

Purchase now at www.AIMSurplus.com

Damage Industries Valentines Day / Tax Season Sale

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by ar15news

Whether you’re celebrating V-Day or just happy for a tax return, show your BFF (or yourself) how much you care with our VALENTAX sale! 25% off store-wide*. Just use coupon code VALENTAX

Damage Industries Valentines Day Sale

Complete Select-Fire BCG’s & standard throw & 45° ambi selectors (both in mag phosphate) & more now back in stock!

*Blemished, used, or already discounted products not eligible for further discount.

BCG’s: http://damageindustriesllc.com/products/search?title=Bolt+Carrier+Group%2C+Complete+Select-Fire&items_per_page=10

Ambi selector: http://damageindustriesllc.com/products/search?title=selector,%20ambi

Presidents Day Sale – Chase Tactical

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by ar15news

In honor of Presidents Day, Chase Tactical is offering a 15% OFF store-wide sale.  Use coupon code POTUS15 at checkout.  Sale runs through Tuesday 2/17/15.

www.ChaseTactical.com

CHase Tactical Presidents Day Sale

Angstadt Arms UDP-9 Glock Mag 9mm PDW and Receiver Sets

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by ar15news

Its hard to believe that we are already half way through the month of February but this year is just flying by. I’ve been trying to decide on a good time to introduce you guys to some new products from Angstadt Arms which are due out in April. With as fast as time seems to be flying, if I don’t do it now I might completely miss it. In a very short time, Angstadt Arms will be introducing their new UDP-9 9mm PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) and 9mm Receiver Sets.

angstadt arms 0940 receiver set

The UDP-9 is a 9mm Pistol AR that features the new receiver set which are truly beautiful looking. If you don’t like it in Pistol configuration you can easily submit a Form1 to the ATF to register it as an SBR and slap a stock on it. Probably the most important feature to me is the fact that they are fed by Glock magazines instead of Colt mags. Many people carry a Glock 9mm as their concealed carry option, including myself. Having a Primary and Secondary weapon that both use the same ammunition and feeding source could be a huge plus if its ever needed. With companies such as Magpul and ETS Group making 9mm Glock Mags,  will be more readily available and less expensive to purchase as well. You can read more about the Angstadt Arms UDP-9 9mm PDW below.

Angstadt Arms UDP-9 9mm PDW
The UDP-9 redefines the pistol caliber carbine. Designed specifically for urban environments and close quarter combat, the UDP-9 is a compact, personal defense weapon chambered in 9mm and fed with GLOCK® magazines.

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Angstadt Arms UDP-9 PDW SBRUDP-9 PDW SBR with an LWRC ultra compact stock and Ergo quad rail

Its compact size makes it ideal for home defense, security detail, law enforcement and anywhere space is at a premium. With models available for both prepared citizens, law enforcement officers and military personnel, the UDP-9 is easily configurable for any application. Available spring of 2015. Patent Pending.

UDP-9 Features

  • 7075-T6 billet aluminum lower and upper receiver with a matte black hard-coat anodized finish

  • Flared magwell for faster reloads, integrated, oversized trigger guard and a threaded bolt catch screw

  • Last round bolt hold open on an empty magazine

  • Slick side upper receiver with appropriately sized ejection port and no froward assist or dust cover

  • 9mm bolt assembly for use with a standard AR-15 hammer. Compatible with both GLOCK and Colt 9mm AR-15’s

  • 6” 9mm barrel in chrome moly with a 1/10 twist, black phosphate finish and A2 style flash suppressor

  • B5 Systems pistol grip

  • ODIN Works 5.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock.

  • Weight: Sub 5lbs

  • Length: 21″

I’m really excited about Angstadt Arms’ new UDP-9 PDW and Receiver Sets. I’ve been wanting to either buy or build a 9mm AR for a while now, especially one that uses Glock 9mm Magazines like I carry every day. Not sure if I will buy a receiver set or full UDP-9 PDW but odds are I’ll end up doing something with these when they come out.

From what I can tell pricing will be $479 for an upper and lower billet receiver set, $1,249 for the UDP-9mm PDW Pistol and $1,349 for a UDP-9mm PDW SBR. Look for them to be released some time in April 2015. We will be sure to announce to you guys when they are available as well. 

www.AngstadtArms.com

NEW!! DS Arms BUFFERLOCK Buffer and Carrier Insert

Posted on February 12th, 2015 by ar15news

DS Arms is proud to release the BUFFERLOC, an improved buffer and carrier insert for the AR15 type rifle that fits all in spec AR15/M16/M4 type rifles. 

This invention improves the reliability, durability and takedown of any AR15 type firearm. The BUFFERLOC also addressed an issue common to piston ARs’ carrier tilt. By keeping the bolt carrier in line with the buffer we have essentially eliminated this issue. The spring loaded ball bearing insert fits OEM in spec bolt carriers; this insert has a corresponding buffer machined with a dimple that aligns the carrier. This allows for the lower and upper to be tighter. The bolt and carrier also stays aligned much better. Plus the BUFFERLOC stops the upper from flopping open in disassembly. The added constant forward pressure also aids in the reliability of your rifle especially in fouled conditions. 

DSA BUFFERLOC 1

DSA BUFFERLOC 1

DSA BUFFERLOC 1

The Buffer Lock’s Enhancements 
1.Allows for the rifle to be opened without flopping open and hitting your body or marring the finish of your rifle. 
2.Keeps the bolt group aligned for better reliability and even wear on the bolt head, extractor and barrel extension for less part fatigue and wear. 
3.Keeps constant extra pressure on the bolt group ensuring better bolt lock for enhanced reliability especially under fouled and dirty rifle conditions. 
4.Reduces carrier tilt seen in many piston designs allowing for less wear on the buffer tube and less friction that can cause reliability issues. 
5.Lowers the chance of bolt bounce because of the constant forward pressure on the bolt group, providing enhanced reliability. 
6.Enhanced bolt group alignment provides for a better ejection pattern. 
7.Improves the fit of the upper and lower receivers. 
8.Drop in all AR15/M4 with no permanent modifications to you rifle. 

This new product innovation adds durability and reliability to the heart of your AR15 type rifle, at a low cost.

http://www.dsarms.com/p-14112-ar15m16-bufferloc-kit-includes-spring-detent-insert-for-your-carrier-and-special-dimpled-recoil.aspx

30 Days of Free Ammunition Giveaway

Posted on February 12th, 2015 by ar15news

Gorilla Ammunition is running a giveaway promotion. Giving away ammunition everyday for 30 days!

Vero Beach, FL, – February 11, 2015 – Gorilla Ammunition, a manufacturer of high quality modern sporting rifle ammunition, is performing a promotional giveaway that gives consumers a chance to win free ammunition. Consumers can enter the giveaway at the Gorilla Ammunition website and become eligible to win (1) 20 round box of high quality match grade ammunition of their choice.

https://www.gorillaammo.com/30-days-of-free-ammo

Gorilla Ammunition Ammo Giveaway

Contestants can begin entering on February 11th, the first winner will be announced on February 12th and the giveaway ends on March 13, 2015. The Gorilla Ammunition 30 Days of Ammunition Giveaway requires contestants to engage them on one social media platform to be eligible to win. The links are provided below.

https://www.facebook.com/gorillaammo
http://instagram.com/gorillaammo
https://twitter.com/gorillaammo

Gorilla Ammunition is a manufacturer of high quality modern sporting rifle ammunition and dominates the 300 Blackout ammunition category. All of Gorilla Ammunition modern sporting rifle ammunition offerings are capable of Sub-MOA accuracy and have standard deviations in muzzle velocity of less that 15 feet per second. These industry leading statistics are garnering Gorilla Ammunition loyal consumers, as this young manufacturer continues to grow rapidly.

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