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Quentin Defense is pretty well know for affordable, quality billet and forged receivers including some awesome lowers with different Military branch symbol roll marks. QD recently introduced some brand new products to their already awesome lineup of billet AR receivers including two brand new ambi lowers and a .308 Billet upper.

First is the new ambi billet lowers. They look like the standard QD billet but feature an Ambi Bolt Release. These are being offered in both 100% and 80% configurations. The 100%’s are anodized and look great. The 80% model is not anodized and needs to have the fire control pocket machined out but DOES include the ambi bolt release. I really like that QD added the ambi option especially to the 80% model as that is pretty rare in the 80% world.

Quentin Defense Ambi Billet 80% Lower

Quentin Defense Ambi 80 percent Billet Lower

Quentin Defense Ambi Billet 100% Lower

Quentin Defense Ambi Billet Lower

 

At the beginning of the year I started telling people that this was going to be the year of the .308 AR. So far this year we’ve seen more .308 components pop up than ever before. Quentin Defense has just introduced a nice looking DPMS profile .308 Billet upper receiver. Definitely worth checking out if you’re planning a .308 build.

Quentin Defense Billet .308 Upper

Quentin Defense billet 308 upper

Father’s Day Sale – DoubleStar, J&T Distributing and ACE

Posted on June 12th, 2014 by ar15news

DoubleStar, J&T Distributing and ACE are celebrating Father’s Day with a nice sale.  Save $5 on orders of $50+, $10 on orders of $100+ and $15 on orders of $150+. www.JTDistributing.com

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Father’s Day is right around the corner…be sure to get Dad what he really wants.
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Use one of the following promo codes during checkout.
FATHER5 – get $5 off of your $50 order. 
FATHER10 – get $10 off of your $100 order. 
FATHER15 – get $15 off your $150 order. 
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www.jtdistributing.com

Father’s Day Sales 2014 – Damage Industries

Posted on June 10th, 2014 by ar15news

Damage Industries is one of my go to places for buying AR parts without breaking the bank. Everything they offer is high quality and made right here in the USA. They just started their Father’s Day Sale. Now through Father’s Day, save 25% off everything on their entire website by using the code “DAD25″ at checkout. Take a look around over at www.DamageIndustriesLLC.com

620 Damage Industries Father's Day Sale 2014

NEW!! Rainier Arms .308 Billet Ambi Receivers and .308 Rail

Posted on June 10th, 2014 by ar15news

Rainier Arms is getting ready to make a huge splash in the .308 AR game in typical Rainier Arms fashion with one of the sweetest looking .308 billet receiver sets I’ve seen and their own Rainier Arms version of the Fortis Mfg Switch Rail. Put these two products any of the fantastic .308 barrels that RA already offers and you have a perfect start to an awesome .308 build. 

The billet receivers have basically everything you could ask for. They feature an ambi bolt release similar to the one found on the RA UltraMatch billet lower, Battle Arms Development 45 degree selector compatibility, built-in ambi QD sling mounts, an aggressively flared mag-well and looks to die for! As with most .308 billet uppers there is no forward assist option. This not only saves weight but is typically a useless feature since most .308 Bolt Carrier’s don’t have forward assist cuts anyways. The new RA .308 billet receivers are being sold as a set and will come with a Rainier Arms RAPTOR .308 ambi charging handle as well. You can find more information and sign up for the email “in-stock notification” HERE.

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Rainier Arms also snuck in their very own version of the Fortis Mfg .308 Switch 14″ rail. The RA version features a little bit different ventilation cutouts and, as you’ll see in the pictures below, features a very aggressive reverse angled cut on the front of the rail. It still retains the Quick Attach/Detach function allowing you to quickly “Switch” setups for different mission or competition needs by simply removing the rail and sliding on a different one. You can check out the new Rainier Arms .308 Switch 14″ rail HERE.

Rainier Arms .308 Switch Rail 1

Rainier Arms .308 Switch Rail 1

Rainier Arms .308 Switch Rail 1

If you’re like me and have the itch to build a sweet .308 rig, Rainier Arms is your one stop shop for anything you need to make it happen. In the words of Pat McNamara “Get you some!”. www.RainierArms.com

Had a nice time sighting in / function testing a couple of my newer AR’s at the range the other day. I typically shoot on private land but bench shooting is a good way to get your guns out, put some rounds through them and make sure they are running good. For the most part there were no issues but any AR builder will tell you it only takes one small issue to throw a monkey wrench in there.

620 CIV Tactical SPR AERO Precision AR Pistol Vortex opticsClick to enlarge

The rifle has an upper built by CIV Tactical using receivers are from Tactical Firearms Solutions. CIV Tactical used their excellent 18″ SPR barrel and Matched Bolt that are known for getting some extremely low sub-MOA results. I used an older Bolt Carrier with the supplied bolt and figured everything would be fine. When the rifle wouldn’t eject a single round I knew there was something going on. Instead of just giving up and using the other AR I brought I decided to try to figure out was the issue was. After trying 2 different lowers, 4 different mags and 2 different types of ammo I decided to try a different BCG. Swapped it out and it ran like a Sewing Machine. I know the Matched Bolt is good as it was test fired with that exact Bolt so it’s pretty obvious I can narrow it down to the Bolt Carrier such as a leaky Gas Key. Looks like I threw in my own monkey wrench.  LoL  

The point is if you think logically through your failures and start eliminating possible issues, you can quite often move past the issues with the rifle and still get in some good trigger time. Oh, and bring some tools and small parts with you when test firing a rifle for the first time.  :)

The rail on the SPR is a Parallax Tactical FFSSR rail. It also has an ATLAS Bipod with ADM mouth and the Stock is the LUTH-AR MBA-1 that you can buy from www.MidwestPX.com. The AR Pistol is all AERO Precision with an Odin Works 10.5″ Barrel, Primary Weapons CQB comp and a KAK Industry Super Sig Tube. Both guns have Vortex Optics…optics.

Faxon Firearms is definitely most well known for their amazing ARAK-21 Piston Upper that includes a proprietary quick change barrel system. They’ve proven they know how to produce a quality upper and barrels and have recently started making standard AR-15 barrels as well. Because they are making these barrels in-house, they are able to offer a quality product at an amazing price point. They have a great selection of barrels and different lengths but their two newest barrel offerings are the 7.5″ Pistol Length Gas barrel and a 10.5″ Carbine Length Gas barrel. I’ve listed the details below. Check out the full line of AR-15 barrels at www.FaxonFirearms.com.

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Faxon Firearms 5.56 NATO 7.5″ Stainless AR-15 Barrel  –  $119

• Barrel Material: 416R Stainless 
• Barrel Type: Button Rifled 
• Barrel Caliber: 5.56 NATO
• Barrel Twist: 1:8
• Barrel Length: 7.5″
• Barrel Profile: Light
• Barrel Gas System: Pistol
• Inside Finish: Raw
• Outside Finish: “Raw”
• Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
• Gas Block Diameter: .750″
• Gas Port Diameter: .078″
• Barrel Extension: M4
• Weight: 1.09 lbs

620 Faxon Firearms AR Pistol Barrel 10.5

Faxon Firearms 5.56 NATO 10.5″ Stainless AR-15 Barrel  –  $119

• Barrel Material: 416R Stainless 
• Barrel Type: Button Rifled 
• Barrel Caliber: 5.56 NATO
• Barrel Twist: 1:8
• Barrel Length: 10.5″
• Barrel Profile: Light
• Barrel Gas System: Carbine
• Inside Finish: Raw
• Outside Finish: “Raw”
• Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
• Gas Block Diameter: .750″
• Gas Port Diameter: .078″
• Barrel Extension: M4
• Weight: 1.09 lbs

Father’s Day 2014 – Salient Arms

Posted on June 7th, 2014 by ar15news

Salient Arms International, well known for their high end Glock and AR-15’s, is offering their AR15 Matched (from one solid piece of billet aluminum) stripped upper and stripped lower receiver set on sale for Father’s Day at their lowest price of $375 USD shipped to your FFL (regularly $450 USD). Additionally, all orders will receive a Salient T-shirt with their order! This is a $40 USD value that is included while supplies last! Call Salient Arms at (805) 983-1200 to place an order. If they don’t answer they ask that you please leave a voicemail and they will call you back as they get tremendous call volume at times. Sale ends 06/13/14. 

Don’t forget to follow Salient Arms International on Facebook and Instagram to keep up on all of their products.

620 Salient Arms International Matched Billet Receiver Set 2

Father’s Day Sale 2014 – AERO Precision

Posted on June 7th, 2014 by ar15news

AERO Precision is offering a great Father’s Day Sale. Now through 6/16/2014 you can save 10% on all orders PLUS any orders over $50 will receive FREE SHIPPING as well. I don’t know about you but I never spend less than $50 at AERO Precision so this should be a no-brainer for you guys. Just use the code “dadsandgrads” at checkout when shopping at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com.

AERO Precision Father's Day Sale 2014

Father’s Day Sale 2014 – Rainier Arms

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by ar15news

Rainier Arms has put together a really sweet Father’s Day Sale. The sale starts today and runs through Father’s Day (6/15/14). To start, all orders now through Father’s Day will receiver FREE SHIPPING. There are three additional sale items to look at too which are all listed below as well. One, any Gift Card purchases of $50 or more will receive a free Rainier Arms PAW Hat and a Rainier Arms SPORK. Two, anyone who purchases a Rainier Arms Forged Mil Spec Upper Receiver will receive a free RAC (Rainier Arms Compensator). Last but not least, anyone who purchases a Rainier Arms Forged Mil Spec Upper Receiver AND a Rainier Arms 16″ Mountain Series barrel will receive a free Rainier Arms RAPTOR charging handle. Click on any of the images below to be redirected right to that deal.

Rainier Arms Father's Day Sale 2014 1

Rainier Arms Father's Day Sale 2014 1

Rainier Arms Father's Day Sale 2014 1

556 Tactical Muzzle Brake Sale

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends at 556 Tactical are having a sale on their awesome muzzle brakes. They offer two different versions. The first is the Stryker Comp which does a great job of reducing felt recoil and muzzle rise. These are usually $45 each but are on sale for just $35. Second, they also have their new StrykeHyde Flash Hider on sale. The StrykeHyde is usually $50 but is on sale right now for just $40. This sale is good through 6/10/2014 and does not require any discount code, etc. Head on over to 556Tactical.com and snag a really great muzzle device for your AR at a great price. You can also click on the images below to go directly to that muzzle device.

556 TACTICAL STRYKER COMP

556 Tactical Stryker Comp

556 TACTICAL STRYKEHYDE FLASH HIDER

556 Tactical Strykehyde FH

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