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James Madison Tactical Memorial Day Sale

Posted on May 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

If you’re looking for an easy way to get in on the 80% Lower Receiver game, James Madison Tactical is a great place to start. They sell a really nice composite polymer 80% Lower Receiver that includes a machining jig as well. Normal sale price is just $99.95 but you can save 10% this Memorial Day weekend by using the discount code “MEM2015” at checkout. 

www.JamesMadisonTactical.com

James Madison Tactical Memorial Day Sale

Faxon Firearms Memorial Day Sale

Posted on May 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Now through 5/25/15, get 5% off everything on the Faxon Firearms website. This includes Barrels, ARAK-21 uppers, XRS Rifles and more. They’ve also launched a brand new website which is much easier to navigate and looks awesome. Check it out at www.FaxonFirearms.com.

Faxon Firearms Memorial Day Sale

Battle Arms Development Memorial Day Sale

Posted on May 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Battle Arms Development has gone from “We make ambi safety selectors” to “We make everything” and that is awesome for anyone looking for some ultra high quality components for their AR. Their current lineup of awesome products ranges from their BAD-ASS ambi safety and EPS Takedown Pins to Barrels and AR-15 Upper and Lower Receivers. All orders this Memorial Day Weekend that are over $100 will receive a free Battle Arms Development baseball cap.

www.BattleArmsDevelopment.com

Battle Arms Development memorial day sale*****MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL!!!***** ALL ORDERS OVER $100 (before tax, shipping, etc.) WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A ***FREE*** BATTLE ARMS DEVELOPMENT LOGO ***CAP***

Geissele Automatics Memorial Day Sale

Posted on May 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Geissele Automatics makes hands down some of the best rails on the market and now they’re offering a 10% Discount on all in-stock SMR MK1, MK2, MK3 and MK5 rails. Just add one or more to cart and the discount will be applied at checkout. Get Some!! www.Geissele.com

Geissele Memorial Day Sale 2015

Don’t miss out! Starting Today: Memorial Day Weekend Sale. Online orders only. No back orders. No rainchecks. Offer ends Monday.  www.geissele.com

Rainier Arms Memorial Day Sale

Posted on May 23rd, 2015 by ar15news

Rainier Arms has jumped in on the Memorial Day weekend sales head first with some awesome deals. They have 6 WHOLE PAGES of items on sale, many below what they are even allowed to advertise them at. Items from Trijicon, Seekins, AAC, Noveske, Elzetta, Daniel Defense, Syrac Ordnance and Samson Mfg are all on sale. Some of them have their prices listed, if not you just need to add them to your cart to see the reduced price. The Rainier Arms Memorial Day Sale can be found here: http://www.rainierarms.com/on-sale/memorial-day-sale

Rainier Arms Memorial Day Sale 2015

Chase Tactical Memorial Day Sale and New Website Launch

Posted on May 22nd, 2015 by ar15news

Chase Tactical has been very busy lately. Not only are they throwing a nice Memorial Day Sale but they’ve also launched a brand new website. Their old website was nothing to shake a stick at but the new one definitely looks a lot cooler.

CHase Tactical New WEbsite

The Chase Tactical Memorial Day Sale is pretty straight forward. Enter coupon code “NEVERFORGET15” to take 15% off your entire purchase.  Sale runs through 5/26.  

www.ChaseTactical.com

Chase Tactical Memorial Day 2015 Flyer

KAK Industry Memorial Day Sale

Posted on May 22nd, 2015 by ar15news

KAK INDUSTRY is offering a 10% discount site wide in honor of Memorial Day. please share so everyone can enjoy.. use code “USA” during checkout at www.KAKIndustry.com.

-starting now and lasting till monday at midnight.
-one use per customer please
-orders cannot not be change once placed so please don’t forget to use the code

KAK Industry Memorial Day Sale

Today, I’m excited to start a new series of articles documenting the process of LEGALLY building a suppressor from home. Building your own suppressor allows you to use an NFA Trust and e-File a Form 1 which can drastically speed up the process. It also can be much less expensive than purchasing a suppressor from a manufacturer. So here’s your invitation to follow along with us as we experience a completely new part of NFA Ownership.

Many AR-15 owners have built an AR using an 80% lower receiver and even more know about the legalities and rules regarding it. Just the opposite can be said for building a suppressor from home. Up until a few years ago, the state of Michigan (where I live) did not even allow Suppressor ownership. Once that changed  I started learning a bit more about it and saw that some people built suppressors themselves. Building a suppressor in some ways is very similar to an 80% Lower in that most of the work is done but it requires some additional machining to complete. One huge key difference is that unfortunately you do have to register it with the BATFE and pay for a $200 Tax Stamp, unlike an 80% lower. This article will focus on the components of the suppressor build but the next article will focus solely on using an NFA Trust to submit a Form 1 Suppressor build.

WHAT COMPANY SHOULD I BUY FROM

There are quite a few websites that sell kits that are typically called “Solvent Traps” which consist of a tube, and additional components, all of varying quality. I really wanted to the best components possible to mirror how we at AR15NEWS build our ARs. Through a recommendation from a friend and additional research I turned to SD Tactical Arms. SD Tactical Arms is a Veteran Owned, Class 7 Type 2 FFL manufacturer that produces very high quality “Solvent Trap” components, rifles, etc. and has an outstanding reputation amongst DIY’ers.

THE COMPONENTS

Of course AR15NEWS readers only deserve the best so we are going all out on this build. For our 7.62mm suppressor build we will be using the SD Tactical Arms Titanium 7.6 inch “Solvent Trap” tube and thread protectors (end caps) which come to 8 inches overall length, Titanium Blast Chamber and Spacer Material, Stainless Steel Freeze Plugs that will be formed and drilled to become baffles and the new Challenge Coin (helps keep the suppressor threaded on tight). Once finished, this suppressor will thread directly onto their muzzle brakes and I have a 5.56 and 7.62 brake so it can be used on multiple rifles. Owning these solvent trap components is perfectly legal as they have not been drilled and assembled as a suppressor…yet.

SD Tactical Arms Titanium Suppressor Build 1

THE “CHALLENGE COIN”

Here’s a closeup look at the “Challenge Coin”. Currently it just looks cool but once our Form 1 is approved we can machine out the center of the coin and insert it in the blast chamber of the suppressor which will help keep the suppressor on tight without needing a locking mechanism on the mount.

SD Tactical Arms Titanium Suppressor Build 1

THREADED MUZZLE BRAKES

The SD Tactical Arms muzzle brakes have ACME threads on them allowing you to mount your suppressor directly to them using the threaded end cap. I’m sure I’ll be purchasing a few more of these brakes so I can install the suppressor on different rifles with ease.

SD Tactical Arms Titanium Suppressor Build 1`

ENGRAVING ON YOUR SUPPRESSOR BODY

As I mentioned above, to build a suppressor you have to submit a Form 1 at which time you have to put in your Trust Name, City and State, choose a Model Name and assign a Serial Number for your suppressor. Once the Form 1 is approved you have to have that information engraved onto your suppressor. I was very pleased to find out that SD Tactical Arms will engrave the information for you, as seen in the image below, for just $25. If you know this information at the time of purchase they will engrave it before sending your parts to you. 

SD Tactical Arms Titanium Suppressor Build 1Click to enlarge image

HOW MUCH & HOW LONG

You are probably wondering what all of these high quality components cost and if it really is that much cheaper or faster than buying a suppressor. To start, Form 1 Suppressor builds that are e-Filed are taking anywhere from 70-80 days to be approved. Compare that to 3-4 months to purchase a suppressor from a dealer using a Form 4, which can’t be e-filed, or even longer if they have to order that suppressor from the manufacturer and you can see how this is a pretty quick route.

Now lets talk price! Here’s the breakdown:
–  Titanium Muzzle Brake Adapter – $45.99
–  Titanium end cap – $45.99
–  Titanium 7.6″ tube – $73.49
–  Titanium D-cell spacer tube – $29.99
–  Challenge coin – $34.99
–  Muzzle brake – $56.99
–  Stainless freeze plugs – $3.39 each x 12 = $40.68
–  Double sided centering tool – $22.99
–  Engraving Service – $25

The sum of those parts comes to $376.11 including one muzzle brake for the suppressor to thread onto. Assuming you already have a drill press, carbide drill bits, a vise and a few tools to do the final machining, your cost including the $200 tax stamp would be just $576.11. Keep in mind this cost is for the top of the line components and can be reduced by using different components which are also available at SD Tactical Arms. This type of price range for an 8″ Suppressor that you would purchase from your local FFL would be virtually impossible to find. Most options would run you at a minimum $200-300 more for a very low end suppressor.

At this point I am still waiting for my Form 1 to be approved so I can not do any modification to the parts. Before we get to that I will add an article showing you step by step instructions specifically for e-Filing your Form 1 to build a suppressor and another article explaining the tools needed to turn your Solvent Trap into a Suppressor. As soon as my Form 1 is approved I will document the machining process, assembly and show you how well it shoots. 

Until then, you should get a head start on your own build by visiting www.SDTacticalArms.com to pick out your own components. You can also visit the SD Tactical Arms Forum for information, tips, instructions, etc. from the pros.

Don’t forget to get your NFA Trust from Coyote Rifleworks. I have used mine twice now and couldn’t be happier. They are just $95 with same day turnaround.

Be sure to bookmark our AR15NEWS Form 1 Suppressor Build thread to keep tabs on the process.

**NOTE: AR15NEWS is not a law firm and is not authorized to provide legal advice.

Shockwave Sued By SB Tactical (Maker of the SB-15)

Posted on May 20th, 2015 by ar15news

You may have heard the news that Shockwave, the makers of the Shockwave Blade AR Pistol Stabilizer, were being sued by SB Tactical of the SB-15 Arm Brace fame. I personally have reviewed/used both products and was really surprised to hear about the law suit against Martin Ewer, Shockwave and KAK Industry as the Blade really is nothing at all like the SB-15 and works completely different. The SB-15 is designed to wrap around your arm and is made from a soft rubber material. The Blade is designed to create friction against the side of your forearm and is made of a hard polymer material. Come to find out the law suit has more to do with the looks of the Blade than anything else which again makes no sense as they really don’t look alike in my opinion.

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Martin Ewer of Shockwave Technologies said:

To ensure that my design was free and clear of any patent entanglements, I did my due diligence, hiring a patent attorney to review my device against everything else out there. After exhaustive research, my attorney wrote a Freedom to Operate letter on July 30, 2014, stating that my device did not infringe on any utility patents or design patents on record, including those of Alessandro “Alex” Bosco. With specific regard to Bosco’s design patent D706,896 for the SigTac SB-15, my attorney wrote: “[This is] not germane to your invention.”

I launched the Blade in early March of this year (2015). Much to my surprise—and that of everybody I’ve told this story to—NST Global LLC (aka SB Tactical aka Alessandro Bosco aka Alex Bosco) filed a lawsuit against my company within just two months of the Blade hitting the market. His claim? That I am infringing on his cosmetic design patent, D706,896. Yes, the very same patent that my attorney wrote wasn’t even germane to discussions about the Blade. Looking at the pictures below, the two products couldn’t look more dissimilar in my opinion.

More information regarding the lawsuit is available in a blog post on www.ShockwaveTechnologies.com where you can also donate towards the Shockwave Technologies legal defense fund if you feel compelled to do so. You can also view the original lawsuit documents HERE

Rebel Arms Enhanced Nitride M16 Bolt Carrier Group Promo

Posted on May 18th, 2015 by ar15news

One of our website sponsors, Rebel Arms, has a promotion going on right now for their new Enhanced Nitride M16 BCG. This style BCG is very popular right now and is being produced for a number of different companies and for good reason…they are great BCG’s. A Nitride finish on a BCG is perfect because it is very slick but also has great anti-corrosion properties that protect it from even the most corrosive AR ammo. As you can see the carrier itself also features enhanced cuts as well.

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Use the code “REBEL10” at checkout to save 10% off. This code only applies to the BCG and can be applied to as many BCG’s as you would like. This promo ends on 6/1/15. Head on over to www.RebelArms.com for more information and to purchase one today.

**Note: As always, AR15NEWS does not charge or accept payment or commission for writing articles of any kind. If you find value in what we write about and can get in on a good deal or cool new product, that makes it worth while to us.

Radical Firearms Month Long Memorial Day Sales

Posted on May 18th, 2015 by ar15news

**UPDATE** Tons more stuff was just added to this sale. See new image below.**

You would think by now we’d be used to the awesome deals that Radical Firearms puts out but they never cease to surprise. Now through Memorial Day 2015 you can save some big money on your choice of 5.56, 300BLK or 7.62×39 assembled upper receivers that all include very nice Radical Firearms Rail Systems and are available in lengths between 7.5″ up to 16″. These uppers do not include a BCG or Charging Handle but are priced at just $249.95 each. Get in on these deals now at www.RadicalFirearms.com.

Radical Firearms Memorial Day Sale 2

**Note: As always, AR15NEWS does not charge or accept payment or commission for writing articles of any kind. If you find value in what we write about and can get in on a good deal or cool new product, that makes it worth while to us.

Celebrate INDEPENDENCE DAY In Style

Posted on May 17th, 2015 by ar15news

We decided to bring back our most popular t-shirt design ever just in time for the 4th of July. Our “Independence Day” t-shirt says exactly what many of us who love the United States of America are thinking. On the front of the shirt is a simple July 4, 1776 design.

AR15 News Give Me Back My Country Shirt - Small Front

On the back is where the message shines through. It says “We celebrate the 4th of July as a reminder of earning our independence from an oppressive government. Our current Administration should take note, there’s still room on the calendar for another Holiday.“ 

AR15 News Give Me Back My Country Shirt - Small Front

Every single true American should be wearing one of these shirts on the 4th of July this year. If you like the direction our country is headed, please do not buy one of our shirts. We are doing a very short Pre-Order on these so that we can make sure all of the orders are shipped and in your hands well before the 4th of July. Prices start at just $19.95 for Small thru XL and $21.95 for 2XL thru 5XL. ALL shirts include FREE SHIPPING! Purchase your shirts below.

Sizes are available from Small all the way up to 5XL. These are a heavyweight T-Shirt and will be screen printed on, no ironed on junk. To simplify the ordering process we have narrowed it down to the 5 most popular colors which are Black, Navy Blue, Royal Blue, OD Green and Charcoal Gray. *Please Note: Charcoal Gray is only available up to 3XL. Any orders for 4XL and 5XL in Charcoal Gray will be cancelled*

**PLEASE READ THIS PARAGRAPH!!** This is a pre-order and will run from Friday May 15th, 2015 thru Friday May 29th, 2015. We’ll then submit the order to the printers on Monday June 1st, 2015 and ship them out to you the following week. Please CLICK on the links below to make your selection. **BE SURE TO MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS CAREFULLY!! IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO CHANGE ORDERS ONCE THEY ARE SUBMITTED!** Thank you for ordering your limited edition t-shirt.

This shirt is no longer available for purchase.

Damage Industries MAY MADNESS Sale

Posted on May 16th, 2015 by ar15news

Damage Industries has a great sale going on for a ton of AR parts. Everything from BCGs, Gas Blocks and Safety Selectors to Grips, Buffer Tubes and other parts are all on sale. Some products are as much as 50% off. You definitely need to get in on this sale and save some dough. I’ve used a ton of Damage Industry parts in my past builds and have nothing but positive things to say about them. Head on over to www.DamageIndustriesLLC.com.

Damage Industries MAY MADNESS Sale 1

Damage Industries MAY MADNESS Sale 2

 

**Note: As always, AR15NEWS does not charge or accept payment or commission for writing articles of any kind. If you find value in what we write about and can get in on a good deal or cool new product, that makes it worth while to us.

 

Sneak Peek!! Rainier Arms Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle

Posted on May 16th, 2015 by ar15news

**Update 5-22-15:  More pictures added below.**

Rainier Arms is about 1-2 months out from releasing their new Avalanche Ambi Charging Handle. The Avalanche will feature modular latch handles that will come in different shapes, sizes and colors giving you the ability to customize it to your liking. Knowing the reputation that Rainier Arms carries, I’m sure this will be an absolutely awesome charging handle. Looking forward to seeing more of this product. This article will be updated with more pics and details as Rainier Arms releases them.

Rainier Arms Avalanch Ambi Charging Handle 1 copy

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We understand the strong desire to customize our ARs. Coming SOON, the Rainier Arms Avalanche™ Charging Handle. It’s not only ambidextrous, it has interchangeable handles to suit your unique needs.

We will offer 3 main handle shapes. You can buy additional handles in different colors, etc to customize for feel, look & function. Retail will be $79.95 to $99.95 depending on configuration. We are at final stages of testing various coatings. We anticipate a launch date within 30-60 days!

More information to follow

www.RainierArms.com

Milsport Arms – Skeletonized 80% 7075-T6 Lower

Posted on May 14th, 2015 by ar15news

Milsport Arms is relatively new to the 80% lower scene but they near the top when it comes to offering high quality 7075-T6 80% lower receivers that are affordable and have some really nice features. Now they’ve come out with a really cool looking Skeletonized 80% lower receiver that features lightening cutouts on the front and sides of the mag well and milled lightening pockets on the sides of the receiver. The 80% lower market seems to really be gaining some steam and its nice to see Milsport Arms coming out with some different styles for everyone to choose from. 

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The new Milsport Arms Skeletonized 80% lower receivers can be purchased right now from Rainier Arms and because they are 80% they do not need to be shipped to an FFL. To finish the machining you could pick up an 80% Arms Universal EASY JIG which they have shown as a “Related Product” at the bottom of the page. Head on over to www.RainierArms.com to check out these cool receivers.

**Note: As always, AR15NEWS does not charge or accept payment or commission for writing articles of any kind. If you find value in what we write about and can get in on a good deal or cool new product, that makes it worth while to us.

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