Combat Shooters has introduced their new T.A.C.H. which stands for Tactical Ambidextrous Charging Handle. The T.A.C.H. features a large latch on both sides of the charging handle for ease of use for both right and left hand users. These are currently on pre-order while they are at anodizing and laser and will start shipping in less than 2 weeks. Check out the pics and details below. Pre-order at www.CSGUNS.com.

Combat Shooters TACH ambi charging handle 1

Combat Shooters TACH ambi charging handle 1

Combat Shooters TACH ambi charging handle 1

The T.A.C.H. provides wider, more accessible levers that are easy to reach, even while wearing combat gloves or with a large optic mounted on the weapon. The levers provide a great feel for the operator, improving the weapons performance. The ambidextrous feature is independent, allowing one or both levers to be pulled at the same time, virtually eliminating the risk of a jam. A standard charging handle puts stress on a weak roll pin that is used to keep its mechanism in place. In the field, this weakness becomes a liability. If this roll pin is damaged, the weapon can become non-functioning. Through our mechanism’s three independent components, stress is virtually eliminated and very little is transferred to the heavy duty, stainless steel pins.

http://www.csguns.com/T-A-C-H-p/cstach.htm

LANTAC USA just introduced a few new products which are a billet Upper Side Charger (USC), Side Charger E-BCG (Piston and DI) with modular charging hand and an extended Side Charging Handle assembly. Check out the pics and details below.

LANTAC Upper Side Charger (USC)
The LANTAC USC is basically a side charging version of their popular UAR upper. It utilizes their Domed Cam Pin design (will work with our without their Domed Cam Pin) and looks to be another quality upper option from LANTAC. These are available for purchase now at www.LANTAC-USA.com.

LANTAC USC Side Charger Upper

LANTAC Side Charger E-BCG
I have a standard E-BCG and it is hands down one of the nicest BCGs I own. With the introduction of the new Side Charger Upper, it makes sense that they would introduce a side charging version of their E-BCG. The new Side Charger E-BCG has a really cool modular side charging handle and will also be available in both Piston and Direct Impingement (DI) versions. These are in production now.

LANTAC Side Charger E-BCG

LANTAC Extended Side Charging Handle
I remember seeing the Extended Side Charging Handle on one of LANTAC’s UK rifles and thought it was pretty cool. It basically mounts to the same spot on the Side Charger E-BCG as the standard handle but has a Fast Attach/Detach system with an arm that projects rearward. It also features a modular handle setup like the Side Charger E-BCG comes with. These are not available yet but are in production now. 

LANTAC Side Charger E-BCG

Combat Shooters decided to start their Veterans Day Sale early this year so if you’re looking for a new BCG, this is a deal you’ll want to check out. The Combat Shooters Black Nitride BCG has a Carpenter 158 steel Bolt, 8620 steel Carrier and 17-4 stainless steel, hard-chromed Firing Pin. Black Nitride (also known as QPQ or Melonite) is not a coating but an extremely durable surface treatment that is super slick, easy to clean and protects against corrosion. 

Now thru November 11, 2015, the Combat Shooters Black Nitride BCG, which is used in their complete rifles, is on sale for just $79.95. Its hard to find a basic phosphate BCG for that price and Black Nitride BCG’s typically go for quite a bit more. Whether you need one right now or not, its always a good idea to snag BCGs when their on sale. Head on over and snag one at www.CSGuns.com.

Combat Shooters Black Nitride BCG Veterans Day Sale 2015

Combat Shooters Black Nitride BCG
Features a shot-peened bolt for increased surface strength and durability, and an extractor booster to ensure reliable cycling during rapid semi-auto or full-auto fire. Each assembly is magnetic particle inspection tested to ensure it’s free from imperfections that can lead to premature failures. Properly staked gas key prevents gas leakage that can lead to short stroking.

http://www.csguns.com/QPQ-Coated-BCG-p/qpqbcg_556.htm

I’m super stoked to see that ETS Group has put their huge line of Glock mags up for pre-order. These have been in testing for a while now making sure they are perfect and are going to be awesome mags. They are offering the 9mm mags first which will include G17 10 round limited, G19 10 round limited, G26 10 round, G19 15 round, G17 17 round, 22rd Competition Legal and G18 31 round mags with a translucent body at a fantastic price point.

I know, you’re probably wondering, “Why is AR15NEWS so excited about Glock mags?”. Its simple, I carry a Glock 19 (9mm) every day and many of you do as well. Aside from that, I also recently built a 9mm Quarter Circle 10 AR that takes Glock mags which is the main reason I want some of these mags. I’ll be putting in an order for a few 22 and 31 round mags as soon as I get done writing up this post. I’ve put some pics and links to all of the ETS Group Glock Mags below. 

ETS Group Glock mags 1“ETS Group G18 31rd Glock Mag in a Quarter Circle 10 Glock AR Lower”

ETS Group Glock mags 1“ETS Group 22rd Competition Legal (141mm) Glock Mag”

ETS Group Glock mags 3“ETS Group G18 31rd Glock Mag”

MAG  FEATURES
–  Translucent Body
–  Compatible with Glock and aftermarket floor plates
–  Ergonomically designed floorplate makes it easy to grap from mag pouches

ADVANCED  POLYMER  BENEFITS
–  Extreme Impact Resistance—won’t crack or break when dropped
–  Very resistant to harsh chemicals
–  Superior heat, cold and UV resistance—won’t become brittle over time even when exposed to harsh environments or extreme cold
–  Translucent body—allowing you to see your ammo count and type
–  Creep resistant—the feed lips and body won’t spread when being stored long term even when fully loaded

ETS G17 9mm 10 round limited

ETS G19 9mm 10 round limited

ETS G26 9mm 10 round

ETS G19 9mm 15 round

ETS G17 9mm 17 round

ETS Glock 9mm 22rd Competition Legal (141mm)

ETS G18 9mm 31 round

If you are not already familiar with GoGun USA, this is a company to take note of for your next build. While GoGun USA is world renown for their pistol product, I personally have used their muzzle brakes and AR Gas Pedal a few times over the past 4 years and have been thoroughly impressed. The muzzle brakes shoot extremely flat with soft recoil and look pretty awesome as well. Read the press release below outlining their recent Triple Crown win at the US Nationals.

www.GoGunUSA.com

Gogun Press release 4Photo by Greg Skaz Photography

Frostproof Florida, October 2015, Gas Pedal Racing Team Members won an unprecedented triple win at the USPSA Open National Championship. The GoGun® USA Gas Pedal® grip was on the winning guns in Men’s, Women’s, and Junior National Titles in very hard fought competition of most of  the fastest shooters in the world.

Chris Tilley won overall and Men’s Category.  Kaci Cochran won Women’s, Kincaid Ross won Junior. All are Gas Pedal® Racing team members. Kaci dominated for her second National Title in a Row. Chris and Kincaid were very close second place winners in 2014.

The Gas Pedal® brand grip pioneered the concept of the opposable grip in pistol shooting. The opposable grip, which is fundamentally different than the classic neutral grip, has been increasingly the method of choice for some of world’s fastest shooters.

Almost a quadruple crown as the Senior Category was won by Keary Pearson who also used an opposable grip thumb assist made by another manufacturer.

Chris, Kaci, Kincaid and Keary are firm believers in the Opposable Grip method and give it credit for their improved consistency and acquisition speed.

GoGun® USA has claimed that use of the Gas Pedal® opposable grip is simply the fastest way to shoot, period. As Benny Hill, the Texas gunsmith, not the comedian says, “It aint bragging, if you can do it…. Winning don’t lie”.

GoGun® USA is also noted for its SuperComp® Rifle Muzzle brakes and also the Gas Pedal® Thumb Assist for rifle or Shotgun.

GoGun®, Gas Pedal®, and SuperComp® are registered trademarks owned by Grip Holdings, LLC. SuperComp® muzzle brakes for Rifle and Gas Pedal® thumb assist for pistol are patented. Gas Pedal® for Rifle is patent pending.

For more information please contact drchet@gogun.us

See pictures on following pages

GOGUN Press Release 1

Chris Tilley Overall and Men’s winner, Center with dark jacket, on last stage of US Nationals 2015, with rest of Super Squad he beat. Rain or Shine Chris gets a good grip every time with Gas Pedal® grip.

GOGUN Press Release 1

Kaci Cochran 2014 and 2015 Women’s National champion

GOGUN Press Release 1

Kincaid Ross, 2015 Junior Winner of 2015 Nationals, and fourth overall too!

Photos used by permission of shooters. For more information please contact drchet@gogun.us

When it comes to ARs, I tend to be on the non-flashy side. Pretty much any color is fine as long as its black. LoL However, I’ve always thought the custom engraving on 1911s, Shotguns, etc can be really cool looking and gives it that heirloom feel. When I saw what Underground Tactical was doing in celebration of Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, I knew it was too cool to not share with you guys. Check out the “Maquina de la Muerte” or “Death Machine” below.

The “Maquina de la Muerte” started out as a standard Underground Tactical billet receiver set and rail coated in what looks to me like a burnt bronze. They then sent the receivers and rail to King’s Wild Project for some amazing custom engraving. 

Underground Tactical Maquina de la Muerte 1

Underground Tactical Maquina de la Muerte 1

Underground Tactical Maquina de la Muerte 1

Underground Tactical Maquina de la Muerte 1

Underground Tactical Maquina de la Muerte 1

Underground Tactical Maquina de la Muerte 1

As you can see, this turned into more of a work of art than anything else. The design and craftsmanship of the engraving are off the charts. I’ll be updating this article as more photos and information become available. Check out Underground Tactical and Kings Wild Project at the links below.

www.UndergroundTactical.com
Underground Tactical Facebook
Underground Tactical Instagram

www.KingsWildProject.com
Kings Wild Project Facebook
Kings Wild Project Instagram

KAK Industry has started compiling all of their over run stuff into one place on the website and they are calling it their Value Line. They have a wide selection of 5.56, 300BLK and 7.62×39 melonite barrels available that are all priced ridiculously low. I have a few of their Value Line barrels and they run awesome. If you’re looking to build a great running AR on a budget, you might want to check out all of the KAK Industry Value Line barrels first. 

www.KAKIndustry.com

KAK Industry Value Line Barrels

Added some more items to the value-line barrels., working on pics but some interesting offerings.. 18 inch mid 556, as well as a 18 inch mid 7.62×39, smooth shootin deer slayer!

https://www.kakindustry.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=VALUE-LINE

Have you ever sat back and wondered “Why exactly are suppressors an NFA controlled item”? If you have you’re not alone. Suppressors do not make a weapon “silent”, they just make them quieter and in many cases quiet enough to be hearing safe. Today, the American Suppressor Association announced that the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) has been introduced into Congress by Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona. The Act, if approved, will remove the National Firearms Act (NFA) tax and replace the ATF transfer process with an instantaneous NICS background check. This means law abiding citizens would be able to purchase a suppressor in the same way they currently purchase a non-NFA firearm. We know this will be a long battle to get approved but we all need to be contacting our local representatives to make sure they know we need them to support the Hearing Protection Act or HPA. Take a moment to read through the official ASA press release below.

ASA ANNOUNCES HEARING PROTECTION ACT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) by Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05). This historic piece of legislation will remove suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA), replacing the antiquated federal transfer process with an instantaneous NICS background check. The HPA also includes a provision to refund the $200 transfer tax to applicants who purchase a suppressor after October 22, 2015.

“The American Suppressor Association believes that citizens should not have to pay a tax to protect their hearing while exercising their Second Amendment rights,” said Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of the ASA. “The removal of suppressors from the National Firearms Act has been our ultimate goal since day one. For months, we have worked alongside Rep. Salmon’s office and the National Rifle Association to craft this legislation. Although we recognize that introducing this bill is the first step in what will be a lengthy process to change federal law, we look forward to working with Rep. Salmon and the NRA to advance and ultimately enact this common-sense legislation.”

Also known as silencers, suppressors are the hearing protection of the 21st century sportsman. Despite common Hollywood-based misconceptions, the laws of physics dictate that no suppressor will ever be able to render gunfire silent. Suppressors are simply mufflers for firearms, which function by trapping the expanding gasses at the muzzle, allowing them to slowly cool in a controlled environment. On average, suppressors reduce the noise of a gunshot by 20 – 35 decibels (dB), roughly the same sound reduction as earplugs or earmuffs. In addition to hearing protection, suppressors also mitigate noise complaints from those who live near shooting ranges and hunting lands.

Unfortunately, suppressors have been federally regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act of 1934. The NFA regulates the transfer and possession of certain types of firearms and devices, including suppressors. Currently, prospective buyers must send in a Form 4 application to the ATF, pay a $200 transfer tax per suppressor, undergo the same background check that is required to purchase a machine gun, and wait months for the ATF to process and approve the paperwork. In stark contrast, many countries in Europe place no regulations on their purchase, possession, or use.

Rep. Salmon’s Hearing Protection Act will fix the flawed federal treatment of suppressors, making it easier for hunters and sportsmen to protect their hearing in the 41 states where private suppressor ownership is currently legal, and the 37 states where hunting with a suppressor is legal. This legislation will remove suppressors from the onerous requirements of the NFA, and instead require purchasers to pass an instant NICS check, the same background check that is used during the sale of long guns. In doing so, law-abiding citizens will remain free to purchase suppressors, while prohibited persons will continue to be barred from purchasing or possessing these accessories.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN SUPPRESSOR ASSOCIATION

The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor industry. Our mission is to unite and advocate for the common interests of suppressor manufacturers, distribu­tors, dealers, and consumers. To accomplish our mission, our principal initiatives focus on state lobbying, federal lobbying, public education, and industry research.

The ASA is a sponsorship driven organization. Without the help of the following sponsors, this legislation would not have been possible: AcuSport, SilencerCo, Silencer Shop, Daniel Defense, Gemtech, Yankee Hill Machine Co., Thunder Beast Arms Corporation, Advanced Armament Corporation, Federal Premium Ammunition ®, Vortex Optics, Dakota Silencer, Freedom Munitions, and Liberty Suppressors.

For more information on how you can join the ASA, and help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors, please visit www.AmericanSuppressorAssociation.com.

ODIN Works just announced they will be doing something pretty cool for those looking to build a 6.5 Grendel AR. Now when you purchase one of their 6.5 Grendel Barrels you will automatically get a free Nitride BCG and a Gas Block. This eliminates one of the headaches with building alternate caliber ARs which is finding a good BCG and Bolt to go with that caliber. 

ODIN Works 6.5 Grendel Barrel with BCG and Gas Block

ODIN Works offers both an 18″ and 20″ 6.5 Grendel barrel. Their barrels are pretty well known for being very accurate while NOT being extremely expensive. If you are looking for a great jump start on your 6.5 Grendel build, this is it and at a great price. Take a look at www.ODINWorks.com.

American Defense Manufacturing just announced a few new red dot sight mounts. They are already well known for their Quick Detach scope mounts and red dot mounts but are adding a couple of cool options by way of a 33 degree and 45 degree offset mount for the Aimpoint T1/T2 red dot sight and the Trijicon RMR red dot sight.

American Defense Mfg T1 RMR offset QD Mounts

As you are probably already aware, engaging targets at close range with a traditional magnified scope is not an easy thing to do. Many guys will install offset backup sights which can take more time to align the front and rear sight if you need to rapidly acquire a target. By using an offset red dot sight mount you get the benefit of not having to align anything, just put the red dot where it needs to be and fire.  

Choose between 33 and 45 degree offsets and Left or Right hand style. There are other options out there but until today, none were being offered by ADM with their trusted QD system which is a big deal. You can check these out for yourself at the links below.

ADM Mfg Offset QD Mount for Trijicon RMR

ADM Mfg Offset QD Mount for Aimpoint T1/T2

Bravo Company USA has just announced their new BCM KMR-Alpha rail is now shipping. Although the appearance is unchanged, the new KMR-Alpha is made from an Aircraft Grade Aluminum alloy vs the Magnesium alloy the current KMR is made of. Take a minute to read about the new KMR-Alpha rail and check out the pictures below.

BCM KMR-Alpha Rail 1

Shipping Now !

The definitive modular combat rail is now also available in an Aircraft Grade Aluminum alloy. With seven mounting surfaces, the KMR-Alpha is a modular handguard that uses the KeyMod system to attach accessories such as lights, lasers, vertical grips, handstops and more.

BCM KMR-Alpha Rail 1

Utilizing the same patented (US 8904691) free float barrel nut lock up, the KMR-Alpha uses the identical mounting hardware as the original KMR. This new addition to the KMR family only weighs 6 ounces plus 2.2 ounces for barrel nut and hardware (Note: KMR-A10).

Each KMR-Alpha includes a BCM® KeyMod QD Sling Mount and is available in 15″, 13″ and 10″ as well as 9″, 8″ and 7″ sizes.

KeyMod is the industry standard for a repeat zero modular system. KeyMod mates the handguard and the accessory with a chamfered interface that self-aligns for consistent, repeatable mounting. This self-aligning interface is the same basis for the Picatinny 1913 rail system proven in combat by the US Military since 9/11.

BCM KMR-Alpha Rail 2

The KMR uses a patented lock up system where self-locking cross bolts apply force at the 12:00 position of the handguard equally distributing force around the surface area of the rail. This also insures continuous top center alignment of the rail and mitigates forwards/backwards movement of the handguard when the weapon system is fired.

BCM KMR-Alpha Rail 1

Special Introductory SALE Pricing !

KMR-A15, $199.95

KMR-A13, $189.95

KMR-A10, $179.95

KMR-A9, $176.95

KMR-A8, $171.95

KMR-A7, $171.95

And ALL KMR-A Handguards include a FREE BCM KeyMod Sling Mount! (a $20 retail value!)

The new KMR-Alpha rail from Bravo Company USA is available for purchase now at www.BravoCompanyMfg.com.

Thordsen Customs just introduced their new Picatinny Buffer Tube Adapter. This adapter will allow you to mount an AR Buffer Tube (pistol or carbine) to any gun with a vertical rear picatinny rail section. Guns such as the very popular Sig MPX typically come as a Pistol from the factory. The end user can now attach a buffer tube to use items such as the Thordsen Customs AR Pistol Cheek Rest Kit, Sig SB15 arm brace, Shockwave Stabilizer or if they have SBR’d the pistol they can easily add a collapsible AR-15 stock once the stamp comes back. If you’re looking for something like this, head on over to www.ThordsenCustoms.com and check them out.

Thordsen Customs Picatinny Buffer Tube Adapter 1

Thordsen Customs Picatinny Buffer Tube Adapter 1

Our new Picatinny Buffer Tube Adapter is a great addition to your Sig MPX, Sig P556XI, Rock River PDS, or any other pistol that utilizes a rear vertical picatinny rail. It gives a shooter the ability to add a cheekrest for greater stability or a stock for SBR conversions (federal tax stamp required).

The mounting method follows true STANAG (NATO Standard Agreement) protocol using the two back angles and the top of the rail as the contact points. The result is perfect alignment with the centerline of the firearm. A feature that is not attainable with typical side clamping adapters. Another bonus is that there are no visible fasteners or holes on the top and sides of the adapter for a clean sleek look.

FEATURES:

  • Compatible with multiple platforms
  • Fits any picatinny rail
  • True STANAG mount
  • Includes set screw for carbine buffer tubes
  • Engraved TC logo
  • 304 stainless steel hardware

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 6061 T6 Aluminum
  • Type III Hard Anodize finish
  • Weight: 2.5 oz.
  • Width 1.37 inches, Height 1.4 inches

Made in USA

Today, Hexmag introduced a new magazine color to the lineup. The Hexmag Dark Gray magazine is available for purchase now, making the available colors Black, FDE, OD Green and now Dark Gray. The Dark Gray Hexmag will look great with many other Dark Gray accessories on the market. Hexmag Dark Gray magazines are available in 30 round, 15 round and 10 round capacities. (Shown with optional Hexmag Grip Tape). Personally, I think the Dark Gray mag with the Hexmag Grip Tape looks sweet. For more information go to www.Hexmag.com

hexmag dark gray ar15 magazine 3

hexmag dark gray ar15 magazine 3

Hexmag Gray AR15 magazine 1

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First two photos courtesy of Tracerx.  You can follow him on his Facebook or Instagram.

If you’ve been looking for a new barrel but haven’t been looking at one from Faxon Firearms, odds are you’ve missed exactly what you were looking for. Over the past few years, Faxon Firearms took their knowledge from creating barrels for their ARAK-21 uppers and applied that to making barrels for standard AR-15 uppers and have created a huge list of different profiles, lengths and calibers that they offer. They just introduced a new 14.5″ 5.56, M4 PROFILE, CARBINE GAS, 4150 STEEL QPQ barrel which, like all other Faxon Firearms barrels comes in at a great price point. At just $165, this should be a no-brainer. If this isn’t the profile, length or caliber you are looking for, chances are you can find it on their website. Check it out at www.FaxonFirearms.com

Faxon Firearms 14.5 Inch 5.56 QPQ 1

Faxon Firearms 14.5 Inch 5.56 QPQ 1

Faxon Firearms 14.5 Inch 5.56 QPQ 1

Medium profile for maximum heat resistance during spirited firing. 4150 QPQ coated inside and out for amazing corrosion resistance and durability.

Faxon Firearms barrels are the pinnacle of value. Manufactured 100% in-house from cradle-to-grave, these barrels are button-rifled and air-guage tested to ensure superior accuracy.

All barrels are manufactured under our ISO:9001 and AS:9100 (pending) quality certifications. We inspect each barrel over 15 times before it ever reaches you.

  • Barrel Material: 4150 CMV Steel
  • Barrel Type: Button Rifled
  • Barrel Caliber: 5.56 NATO
  • Barrel Twist: 1:8
  • Barrel Length: 14.5″
  • Barrel Profile: M4
  • Barrel Gas System: Carbine Length
  • Inside Finish: QPQ Nitride
  • Outside Finish: QPQ Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
  • Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  • Gas Port Diameter: .068″
  • Barrel Extension: M4
  • Weight: 1.54 lbs
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected!
  • 11-degree Target Crown

I am seriously looking forward to running the new Fortis Manufacturing Control Blast Mitigation Device or BMD on some of my rifles. The Control BMD is a shroud that fits over the muzzle brake to direct the blast forward which helps if you have to shoot indoors or next to people at the range. It has a really nice QD attachment system. Easy on, easy off. When you don’t need it, remove it. 

Fortis Control BMD 1Fortis Control BMD 2Fortis Control BMD 3

At the same time, Fortis will also be introducing their new muzzle brake which looks awesome. It has a dual chamber design to help reduce recoil with an additional two ports on the top to reduce muzzle rise.

You’re probably thinking “Of course they’re releasing a muzzle device, because you have to mount the Control BMD to their muzzle brake” but that would be incorrect. Fortis has begun sharing the mounting technology with other muzzle brake manufactures in the AR industry. First to use the Fortis mount technology was Rainier Arms with their new XTC2.0 muzzle brake. This could open up the door to an unlimited number of Muzzle Device / Fortis Control BMD combinations.

Fortis Muzzle Brake for Control BMD 1

Fortis Muzzle Brake for Control BMD 1

Fortis Muzzle Brake for Control BMD 1

According to Fortis the Control BMD will be available in about 30 days. Sounds like an early Christmas present to me! Check out the text and video below for more information. 

www.FortisMfg.com

You breach, shoot a few rounds and then can’t hear feedback from your team because you’re temporarily deaf from the concussion and blast noise from your muzzle device. The Fortis Control Blast Mitigation Device (BMD) was designed to push the noise forward for combative situations or even for simple range use, while the top ports keep the muzzle device flat on target. The patent pending quick detach system will be made available for other manufacturer’s to use in conjunction with their muzzle devices. So whether you’re knocking down doors or shooting at the range, let’s help save your hearing. So click on the Control BMD and go!

ETA within 30 days

Fortis Control BMD and Muzzle Brake