According to the AERO Precision Facebook page they will be releasing a new Billet Trigger Guard very soon. I know over-sized or winter trigger guards aren’t really anything new but there are a couple of things that I think will make this an awesome option. First, 9 out of 10 people right now go with the polymer Magpul MOE trigger guard which is just plastic. This new trigger guard will be CNC machined from aluminum and knowing AERO will have a great fit with a milspec forged lower. Second, the AERO Precision billet trigger guard will be available in Black (anodized) for just $20 and also available Cerakoted in multiple different colors for just $25 to match up with the AERO Precision Cerakoted lowers. I’m picturing a sweet FDE Cerakoted Upper/Lower combo with an FDE Cerakoted trigger guard, etc. Would make for a really great looking setup. These will be available very soon. Keep an eye out on www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com and the AERO Precision Facebook page.
Recently I had the opportunity to try out one of the MHA Custom Brightshot Light Mounts. They make them for a few different modular rails such as Midwest Industries, YHM, Daniel Defense, JP, etc. and one of my favorite rails the Geissele SMR MK3. I’ve been using this Brightshot light mount on my Geissele SMR MK3 rail for a while now and have been pretty impressed.
It mounts directly to the rail using the backings that come with the rail from Geissele and you can purchase a mount that works with .825″ to 1″ lights. Just slide the flashlight into the mount, turn the screw on the side of the mount to lock it in and you’re ready to go. Because of how the mount attaches it can be mounted at 3, 6 or 9 o’clock on the rail.
I mounted the Brightshot light mount on the left side of my rail (3 o’clock) as I shoot mostly right handed. In this position it works great with a Forward Vertical Grip which is why I have a 1913 picatinny rail section mounted at 6 o’clock. Another great option would be to mount it at 6 o’clock putting it right in the perfect spot for activating it with your side of your index finger.
The Brightshot is definitely a light mount that you could beat the crap out of and it will say “Thank You” and keep moving forward. This is not one of those accessories you choose because “it’s just so sexy looking” but because it’s built like a tank and does the job. Being that it mounts at 3, 6 or 9 o’clock makes it not as low profile as some light mounts that tuck high and tight at a 45 degree angle but it wasn’t too bulky by any means.
It is very easy and fast to install and holds the flashlight in the mount very tight. If you are looking for a no nonsense, well built light mount for your modular rail, this is probably one of the first ones I would recommend. I’ve really enjoyed this light mount and I think you would too.
The Brightshot is available for purchase at www.4t5acp.com. Head on over and pick one out for your favorite brand of modular rail system.
Our friends at Iron Sight 15 have a couple of really great bundle deals going on right now. Both bundles include an IS15 Forged Upper Receiver, Upper Parts Kit (forward assist and dust cover assembly), ARCH charging handle and either a Phosphate AR15/M16 BCG or Nickel Boron AR15/M16 BCG. Basically everything you need for a complete upper except for a rail, barrel and gas system. I personally have a couple of IS15 forged uppers and a BCG and they are great products. They also gave us a special discount code for our readers. Use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout to save an additional $5 off of the already low prices. Pictures and links below.
Not really much to say about this other than…GeT sOmE!! This is Palmetto State Armory’s “Daily Deal” so it’s only going to be available until noon tomorrow. Just $499.99 for a premium rifle build kit and $59.99 for a cosmetic blem PSA forged lower. Only $560 plus shipping for a complete Milspec 5.56 AR. The build kit even includes a Full Auto Carrier, Carpenter 158 Bolt, Chrome lined FN made M4 barrel, etc. I’ve put both of the links you’ll need below. I can’t even tell you how good of a deal this is. Don’t waste $700 on an off the shelf commercial grade piece of junk when you can buy this kit and build a rifle that will be something you can beat the crap out of and still pass it on down to your kids.
**UPDATE** Well, that didn’t take long. The build kit is now sold out. Sorry guys. Will let you know when this deal comes around again.
AERO Precision has been just killing it lately not only with some awesome new products but with the price points they are coming in at. A couple of weeks ago they introduced their 16″ M4 barrel and now are introducing the new 7.5″ Pistol Length barrel which would be great for an SBR or AR Pistol. These aren’t just cheap junk barrels either. These are 4150 CMV (Chrome Moly Vanadium) with a QPQ (aka Nitride or Melonite) coating inside and out which offers great corrosion resistance as well as a more durable barrel lining vs chrome lining. Plus they are HPT (High Pressure Tested) and MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected) as well. These are the same barrels that AERO Precision is using in their complete uppers. Additional lengths, gas lengths and calibers will be coming this year. If you’re looking for a barrel like this, at just $150, these are a great deal on a quality barrel. Check them out at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com.
Our AR15 barrels help you to build a custom AR15 from the ground up. Mil-spec dimensions and coating ensure the highest quality and correct component interface.
- 7.5″ barrel, 5.56 chamber, 1 in 7 twist
– 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium, QPQ corrosion resistant finish
– .750 gas block journal, .0625 gas port
– Pistol length gas system
– M4 barrel extension
– HP and MPI tested
– 17.25 oz
According to a VERY credible source, the much anticipated Noveske Rifleworks KX5 will be shipping in March, 2014. They first dropped the hints about the new skinnier version of the KX3 last year and everyone has been patiently…okay, not so patiently waiting for the KX5 to drop. I’ve been asking my source about it and he definitely told me what I wanted to hear this time. The KX5 was designed to be able to fit under the Noveske Rifleworks NSR rail but it will also make it so it will fit under pretty near every low profile rail on the market. Check out the pics below. Be sure to check out www.Noveske.com and follow Noveske on Facebook as well for the most up to date info regarding their products. Now lets just hope my source knows what he’s talking about.
My buddy Jesse over at Predator Armament sent me an email yesterday asking if I was interested in posting a special deal just for our AR15NEWS readers and of course I said Yes! Predator Armament has been a partner with us for a long time and they really like you guys. Basically they bought a bunch of really nice M16/AR15 Full Auto Bolt Carrier Groups from ARES Armor. These are in-stock and ready to ship. You can choose between a Phosphate model for just $85 or a Nickel Boron model for just $120. A lot of companies will show a great sale price but then make up for it when they gouge you with the shipping cost. Predator Armament has given us FREE SHIPPING from now through Wednesday unless they sell out of these BCGs before then. Whichever way you go you’re getting a great BCG. Check out the pics and details below, then head on over to Predator Armament at the links below to purchase yours before they’re all gone.
The Bolt Carrier Group is compatible with AR-15, M16, and M4 rifles and manufactured to Mil-Spec. The Ares Armor BCG features a Bolt Carrier manufactured with 8620 heat treated steel that has a chrome lined interior and parkerized exterior. The Bolt is 9310 heat treated steel. The Gas Key is chrome lined, heat treated, and staked. The Bolt and Extractor are Shot Peened. A Crane O Ring increases tension on extractor improving overall function. Perfectly legal for AR-15 Semi-Auto Rifles. This is a great BCG as an affordable alternative to the NiB BCG.
The Ares Armor M16 Bolt Carrier Group is compatible with AR-15 rifles. The full auto bolt carrier group is mil-spec and the carrier is manufactured with heat treated 8620 Alloy Steel with Nickel Boron Coating. The Bolt is heat treated 9310 Alloy steel. The Gas Key is heat treated and properly staked. Shot peened bolt and extractor. Comes with Crane O Ring, which increases tension on the extractor to improve overall function.
*Just as an FYI. The ARES Armor website does say that approximately 20% of all Bolts are LOT MP tested during the manufacturing process. However the Bolts are NOT marked MP.
I’ve been using the SMC (Side Mount Cantilever) light mount from Impact Weapons Components for over a year now on a couple of different uppers. The SMC is part of the Mount-N-Slot series of products that are designed to attach to the Magpul MOE polymer handguards and is by far the best light mount I’ve found for MOE handguards.
One of the things I really like about it is that it can be mounted on either side of the handguard so left or right handed you are good to go and you can even mount the light on the opposite side of your support hand and use a tape switch, etc. And because it uses a modular light ring system it can accommodate pretty much any hand held tac-light you can think of. If you switch to a different size light, just buy a new ring, not a whole new mount.
The cantilever design pushes the light up and forward towards the FSP which puts it in the perfect spot to activate it with your thumb and gives you more room for your support hand grip. By mounting to the slots in the Magpul MOE handguard there is no need for a picatinny rail section to add bulk or weight. You’ll also notice that the mount is at a slight angle toward the center line of the gun because it follows the line of the handguard. This tucks it in a bit tighter than if it were just sticking off the side or straight up.
If you’re looking for the best light mount to run on your MOE handguard, this is exactly what I would recommend. It’s CNC machined out of 6-series Aluminum and made right here in the USA. You can find it under the “Light Mount” tab at www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. As always, you can save 5% by using the discount code “AR15NEWS” at checkout.
Ares Armor is offering a ridiculously good deal on their new Harpe complete upper for those who pre-order and are willing to wait a little bit for it to come in. The Harpe complete upper features Ares Armor’s new “Harpe” handguard, Black Nitride Barrel, Effin-A MKII compensator, Full Auto Nickel Boron BCG and an Extended Latch Charging Handle which is a ton of nice features for less than $500. When you order the upper it makes you acknowledge that it may take up to 90 days to fill your order so that should give you some idea of time frame. Hopefully it will be sooner than that though. Check out the pics and details below. Get in on the pre-order at www.AresArmor.com.
The Ares Armor Harpe free float Upper 5.56/.223 epitomizes greatness and does so at an unbeatable price. To be blunt, you WILL NOT find a better upper on the market. Each part of the Harpe Upper is designed and manufactured in the USA.
- Ares Upper Receiver
– Ares Black Nitride Barrel
– Ares Hand Guard The “Harpe”
– Ares Effin- A MKII
– Ares Full Auto Nickel Boron Bolt Carrier Group
– Ares Extended Latch Charging Handle
Lights, Sights, Lasers 2014 US LE/MIL Tour: You Can’t Shoot What You Can’t See
Firearm Industry Manufacturers Partner to Sponsor FREE Accredited Training Tour to Law Enforcement and Military Professionals
Fort Worth, TX – Supporting sponsors of the Lights, Sights, Lasers 2014 US Tour have partnered to bring accredited training through Wes Doss of Khyber Interactive Associates and is intended for firearms instructors, tactical officers along with law enforcement and military professionals assigned to specialty details/assignments. This one-day (8 hour) accredited workshop is being hosted by departments from Florida to Washington State and is no-cost to the attending student; for additional Tour information visit http://www.LSLTour.com. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required.
2014 TOUR DATES & LOCATIONS
- February 20 & 21: ALS/AMTEC Training Ceneter – Perry, FL
– March 18 & 20: Mobile Police Department – Mobile, AL
– April 7 & 8: Alexandria Police Department – Alexandria, LA
– April 21 & 22: Independence Twp PD – Independence Township, NJ
– May 19 & 20: Dillon Sportsman’s Park – Zanesville, Ohio
– May 29 & 30: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office – Phoenix, AZ
– June 9 & 10: Minnesotta School of Business, Dept. of Criminal Justice – Jordan, MN
– September 15 & 16: Richland Police Department – Richland, WA
– October 16 & 17: San Antonio Police Department – San Antonio, TX
– October 20 & 21: Marine Corps Air Station – Yuma, AZ
This program is funded and made possible by the Lights, Sights, Lasers 2014 Official Tour Sponsors:
XS Sight Systems | Title Sponsor
XS® Sight Systems is a family-owned business located in Fort Worth, Texas. For over 18 years XS® has been a leader in precision manufacturing of practical hunting and combat effective tactical products for civilian, law enforcement and military professionals. XS® 24/7 Tritium gunfighter sights utilize a shallow rear V and visible front Dot, designed for quick front sight acquisition in full to low lighting conditions. Upgrade your pistol, rifle and shotgun with The Fastest Sights in Any Light.™
Steyr Arms | Partner Sponsor
Established in 1864 in Steyr, Austria, Steyr Arms is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious firearms manufacturers. Steyr’s comprehensive lines of premium hunting rifles, precision sporting and tactical rifles, and striker-fired handguns are technically mature, and their subtle elegance also communicates the harmony between appearance and substance. Steyr’s legendary SBS actions and cold-hammer-forged barrels are distinctive and unparalleled.
Blade-Tech Industries | Ancillary Sponsor
Blade-Tech Industries is the leading manufacturer of custom, production thermoplastic, injection molded tactical holsters, knife sheaths and magazine pouches. Blade-Tech also produces its own line of high quality field knives. Our injection molded and Kydex® holsters are the culmination of rigorous field testing by Law Enforcement, Military Personnel and also at Gunsite Academy, one of the world’s premier firearms institutions. Our holsters, pouches and knives are in daily use by members of law enforcement departments, Special Ops, civilians, competition shooters and military agencies worldwide.
Over the past 17 years, Crimson Trace Corporation has shipped nearly a million sets of Lasergrips® and Laserguard® units to responsible gun owners throughout the world. Our diverse and loyal customer base includes: the US military, federal/state/local law enforcement agencies, private security officers, concealed carry aficionados, defense-minded citizens, target shooters and sportsmen. As the undisputed industry leader in laser sighting products for handguns and rail-equipped long guns, Crimson Trace places a passionate focus on our products – because the lives of our customers may depend on it.
DRD Tactical | Ancillary Sponsor
DRD Tactical specializes in the design and manufacturing of quick take-down rifle systems that fit in suitcases, briefcases, attaché cases, small backpacks and camera hard cases. Our rifles can be assembled in less than one minute without the use of tools. These advantages allow for a very compact carry of full size carbines in 5.56, 300AAC and 7.62 NATO calibers by motorcycle officers, SWAT, and covert units, etc.
Gargoyles Performance Eyewear | Ancillary Sponsor
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Started by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, Rainier Arms specializes in high-end AR15s/M16s, parts and accessories. Founded in 2005, RainierArms.com already has more than 2590 unique products, and growing. RA’s technical advisory team consists of enthusiasts, law enforcement and military personnel that continue to make our offerings unique and desirable in the marketplace.
Sharps Rifle Company
The Sharps Rifle Company Relia-Bolt compensates by providing a patented camming action that allows the bolt to continue into battery. By rounding and tapering the lugs, the Relia-Bolt will push past carbon buildup, sand and dirt, unlike the square edges of traditional MSR bolts that would typically jam. The Relia-Bolt is an original invention, engineered by Broadsword Group designers. This drop-in bolt for assault rifle platforms is currently in the patenting process (patent also extending beyond ARs). Its contoured lugs make jamming in the bolt-to-barrel extension almost impossible – in fact, to date there have been no reports of jamming.
Founded in 2003, TerraLUX Inc. designs, patents, manufactures, and distributes LED-based lighting solutions. Born from a rich tradition of technology innovation in solid-state lighting, TerraLUX builds its expertise into every product and component it makes. Our LED flashlights, worklights, headlamps and LED conversions are designed to provide reliable, cutting-edge performance and features for the most demanding users.
To learn more about the Lights, Sights, Lasers 2014 Tour, please visit http://www.LSLTour.com