If you’ve been active on social medial lately you’ve probably seen some sneak peeks at the new BCM (Bravo Company Mfg) super low profile KeyMod rail covers. For those of you who have been anxiously waiting to get some for yourself, the wait is now over. The new BCM KeyMod Rail Panels are now available in a kit that consists of five 5.5 inch long covers that will fit any KeyMod rail. I got my hands on a few of them and immediately put them on my BCM 16″ ELW upper with a BCM KMR 13″ rail.
Each BCM KeyMod Rail Panel will cover 7 KeyMod slots but can be cut to any shorter length to fit in shorter runs if needed. For instance, on my BCM upper I have their KAG (Kinesthetic Angled Grip) installed and have 4 KeyMod slots open in front of it. I only needed a short piece to cover where my index and middle fingers contact the rail so I grabbed my super sharp stabby thing from Matt Helm Knives and cut a two slot section to go there and the remaining 5 slots were installed on the side behind my BCM KeyMod 1913 Light Mount.
The BCM KeyMod Rail Panels are more than just a cool looking rail cover for open KeyMod slots. They offer an extreme increase in grip due to the aggressive texture. The texture on the covers actually reminds me a lot of grip tape but doesn’t feel like it will tear your hands up. If you look close you can see the BCM and Star logo on the cover.
The BCM 16″ ELW upper with the 13″ KMR is a super light weight, durable and accurate upper. Adding the new rail covers is a small add-on but an enhancement none the less. I will be adding more of the BCM KeyMod Rail Panels to my other KeyMod rails and you can too. BCM currently has the black covers in-stock for just $9.95 per 5 panel kit. Soon they will be offering FDE, OD Green and Foliage as well. Head on over to www.BravoCompanyUSA.com to order some for yourself.
Looks like the guys at RealWorld Tactical have a pretty cool new mag pouch coming to market. The new RP2 features a single AR mag pouch in back with a Pistol mag pouch in front utilizing their new retention system and attaches to your chest rig or plate carrier. These can be placed side by side to create the perfect setup for your personal gear. This new retention system is designed to basically grab the corner of the magazines to hold them in place. When you reach for your mag you simply use your index finger to slip the retention off of the mag and pull it out. Looks pretty sweet and seems to work great. Looking forward to seeing some user reviews on this product. Check out the video and links below.
RIP (Retention Improvised Pouch) Series Tactical Gear is now available. Designed by operational necessity after 2 years of extensive testing we bring you real world retention with the fastest magazine reload capabilities.
The RIP RP2 is available for purchase now through two sources that I know of. One is through RealWorld Tactical directly at www.RealWorld-Tactical.com and the other source is from our friends Shellback Tactical at www.ShellbackTactical.com.
Our friends at AIM Surplus have some Anderson Manufacturing AR-15 LPKs (Lower Parts Kit) in-stock and are offering them at just $39.95 each. This is a complete LPK including the standard AR-15 grip and Anderson’s Stainless Steel Trigger and Hammer. If you’re looking for an LPK for a new build or just to have one in the drawer for the next time you get a hankering to build, you might want to grab one of these.
These are available for purchase at www.AIMSurplus.com.
Lewiston, ID – Seekins Precision, announced today the expansion of their SP10-308 rifle line up to now include a 16” barrel length version.
The Seekins Precision SP10-was a wildly successful release just one year ago- and now it is being made available to the public in a 16” barrel length. Offering the best features and components available on the market today, the SP10 offers proven accuracy, full ambidextrous controls and billet aluminum construction. Featuring a 12” Seekins Precision SP3R handguard, 16” stainless steel match grade barrel, 3.5lb single stage trigger and Seekins ATC muzzle brake, making the SP10 the perfect .308 AR platform for duty and competition use. Both the 16 and 18” versions of the SP10 .308 rifle have a suggested retail price of $2489 and comes with the Seekins Precision limited lifetime guarantee.
“The 16” version of the SP10 is an obvious progression for the lineup” said Kevin Weyrauch, Seekins Precision, Business Development Coordinator, “We listened to our customer base and looked at what other 308 options there were on the market, this was an easy decision.”
Griffin Armament announced some new QD Sling Mount for MLOK rails a while back that are now available for purchase. The new QD Sling Mounts are very low profile, made of 7075-T6 aluminum with an anodized finish and come in a standard version and a 45 degree version. The QD socket has 4 positions with anti-rotation. Both are available for purchase at www.GriffinArmament.com.
This year on August 6th marks the 4th anniversary of the crash of Extortion 17 (Chinook helicopter) where 30 American military personnel (25 American special operations personnel, five United States Army National Guard and Army Reserve crewmen) lost their lives. It is also the 3rd year in a row that our friends at Warrior Culture Gear have released their Extortion 17 Memorial T-shirt with all proceeds from the sale of these shirts go directly to the All In. All The Time. Foundation benefiting NSW families.
Jason Juranis, owner of WCG, told us that this year Warrior Culture Gear is excited to announce that they have been able to bring the printing of the shirts in house which will maximize the proceeds going out to the All In. All The Time. Foundation.
You can purchase the Extortion 17 Memorial T-shirt from Warrior Culture at the links below.
As many of you are already know, high power scopes are great for distance shooting but they are not great for quick target acquisition at closer range. For this reason a pair of offset sights can be an invaluable tool on your rifle with magnified optics. I’ve been running the ZeroBravo Inc. REOS or Rapid Engagement Offset Sights on my Cross Machine Tool AR-10 for some time now and I wanted to give you guys a look at my setup and let you know what I think of them.
The REOS are a two-piece ring that is designed to fit around the body of the scope on your SPR, DMR, Sniper Rifle, etc. With the REOS you get two rings and each ring has a small ghost ring aperture that sticks out to the side. You place one in front of the windage and elevation knobs and one behind them as you can see in the picture below. These two rings now form a front and rear offset sight. I usually shoot right handed so I installed mine on the right side of the scope but they can easily be mount on the left side for left handed shooters.
The REOS are available in 1 inch, 30mm and 34 mm size rings. My Vortex Optics Viper PST 6-24 has a 30mm tube so that is what I used. Once installed its basically time to hit the range to get them aligned correctly and zero’d. Per the directions from Zero Bravo, I rotated the REOS counter clockwise until the ghost rings were visible just under the windage turret on my scope. You can verify that your rings are in the correct spot by picking up your rifle and rotating it about 45 degrees to bring the ghost rings into your line of sight.
From here it is a matter of engaging a target that is within the range you feel you would need to use them. I suggest 20-25 yards. You can make fine sight adjustments by loosening one of the rings and rotating it slightly until your point of aim matches your point of impact.
Overall I have zero negative things to say regarding the REOS. They function exactly as advertised if not better. The ZeroBravo REOS are basically so simple they have everyone who tries them thinking…”Why didn’t I think of that”.
At first glance I was worried that they would be in the way and stick out too far from the scope but that concern was quickly laid to rest. As you can see in the pictures above the REOS are actually more compact than the windage knob of my scope and if you install them correctly do not cause any issues with access to the windage knob. So far I have been able to repeatedly hit targets out as far 40-50 yards with the REOS with no problem, however it is much easier at closer distances. One thing I personally plan to do is put a bit of high visibility white paint in the aperture of the REOS for even quicker sight alignment.
Bottom line, if you are looking for an effective, affordable, light weight and ambidextrous set of offset sights for your rifle, the ZeroBravo Inc REOS are where it’s at. You can purchase them directly from ZeroBravo at www.ZeroBravo.com.
The Short Stack is a compact AR-15 maintenance tool sized to fit into Magpul MOE and MIAD pistol grips. The Short Stack’s innovative three-piece design allows shooters to create multiple wrench configurations, allowing users to tighten and loosen the buffer tube, flash hider and other accessories. The Short Stack also features a front sight adjustment tool, a pull-through handle for OTIS cables, and scraping surfaces for the weapon system’s firing pin, bolt and bolt carrier. The Short Stack is compatible with Magpul M-LOK accessories, featuring a 7mm wrench and two-sided hex bits for M-LOK fasteners. Proudly built in Portland, Oregon.
– Fits into Magpul MOE and MIAD pistol grips
– Front sight adjustment tool
– Compatible with Magpul M-LOCK accessories
– Lifetime warranty
– Made in USA
– Front Sight Adjustment Tool
– Bolt Carrier & Bolt Scraper
– Buffer Tube Wrench
– 7mm Wrench for M-LOK Fasteners
– 3/8″ Wrench
– Curved Slotted Driver
– Firing Pin Scraper
– Cleaning Cable Pull Through Handle
– 4mm Wrench/Bit Driver
– 1/2″ Wrench
– 3/4″ Wrench
– 2 Two-Sided Hex Bits (#0 Cross Driver, T10, 1/8″ Hex, 4mm Hex)
– Open Length: 3.5″
– Closed Length: 2.9″
– Weight: 2.8 oz
– Finish: Black Coating
Purchase exclusively through MidwayUSA.com.
Damage Industries always has a huge Summer Sale and this year is even better than I ever remember. This summer they have 4 full pages of some of their most popular AR-15 items on stock including Muzzle Devices, BCG’s, Stocks, Grips, Sling Attachments and more. If you’re looking for some new AR parts and want to save a bunch, check out the Damage Industries Summer Blast.
The Patent Pending Arisaka Inline Ring Mount is designed to securely attach 1″ handheld lights to KeyMod and M-Lok handguards. It is a perfect match for handguards that feature 45 degree angle mounting flats, such as the Bravo Company KMR, Knight’s Armament URX 4, and Geissele Automatics SMR Mk8.
The Inline Ring Mount features multiple mounting positions for the clamping ring. When used on a 45 degree angle mounting flat, these positions allow the user to place the light closer or farther away from the top 12 o’clock rail to give clearance for front sights or other accessories. Three positions are provided, allowing an offset of up to 0.24″ from center. The outer diameter of the handheld light sits only 0.41″ above the KeyMod or M-Lok mounting surface, making the entire unit very low profile.
Additionally, the mount can be used in a cantilever fashion, with the end of it protruding past the front of the handguard. This can be useful with short handguards to help reduce barrel or suppressor shadows. The mount can also be reversed, allowing further flexibility for positioning your light.
Weight: 1 oz.
Material: CNC machined 6061 aluminum.
Finish: MIL-A-8625 Type III hard coat anodized.