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NEW!! Griffin Armament Offset Fail Safe Sights

Posted on January 8th, 2014 by ar15news

Here is a sneak peek at the new Fail Safe Sights. These are offset irons that Griffin Armament will be introducing next week at SHOT Show 2014 in Vegas. Offset sights are great for mounting to rifles that have a magnified optic on them. Magnified optics are not typically great at close range. If you have a set of offset sights installed you simply twist the rifle 45 degrees to the left placing the offsets in your line of sight and fire away. These are not the first set of offset sights on the market but Griffin Armament has changed up a few things for the better.

Griffin Armament Fail Safe Offset Sights 1

Griffin Armament Fail Safe Offset Sights 2

The first thing they changed may have you wondering…”How do you adjust the front sight?” The answer is..you don’t! The rear sight is both adjustable for elevation and windage. This allowed Griffin Armament to make the front sight housing a complete ring  instead of split like other sights. This is great for close quarters target acquisition. Instead of focusing on getting the small front sight post on the target you focus on getting the front sight ring on target through the rear reticle and you should be good to go. Offset sights are also great when shooting in alternate positions such as laying on your side shooting under a car, etc. where its hard to get your eyes in line with your optic. By having all of the adjustments at the rear sight also makes it a lot easier to make adjustments without leaving your shooting position. 

Griffin Armament Fail Safe Offset Sights 2

Griffin Armament Fail Safe Offset Sights 2

Another thing that is different about these sights is that they are coming in at under $200 for a set. It looks like retail will be $195 with street price being somewhere around $185. This is $40 – $60 less than some of the other quality options out there. I’ve also hear they will be coming out with a left hand version as well but not sure when. Look for these to be released for purchase in just a few weeks at www.GriffinArmament.com

NEW!! AR-15 Barrels from Faxon Firearms

Posted on January 7th, 2014 by ar15news

I just happened to run across the Faxon Firearms website yesterday and noticed they added a section for “AR-15 Barrels”. This intrigued me as up until now they have only offered barrels for their amazing ARAK-21 upper. What was even more interesting is the fact that these are priced very competitively. The barrels come in three different configurations. First is a CMV (Chrome Moly Vanadium) Steel 16″ barrel cut in the standard M4 profile, second is a CMV Steel 14.5″ Mid Length profile barrel and last and my favorite is the 416R Stainless Steel 16″ Mid Length Fluted barrel. Take a look at all the details below. The pictures of these barrels are just their computer rendering. I will get you more pics as soon as they are available. Purchase yours at www.FaxonFirearms.com.

620 Faxon Firearms AR15 CMV M4 barrel

AR-15 5.56 NATO M4 Profile 16”  –  $145
- Barrel Material: Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel
– Barrel Type: Button Rifled
– Barrel Caliber: 5.56 NATO
– Barrel Twist: 1:7
– Barrel Length: 16″
– Barrel Profile: M4 Profile
– Barrel Gas System: Carbine
– Inside Finish: “Black Nitride”
– Outside Finish: “Black Nitride”
– Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
– Gas Block Diameter: .750″
– Gas Port Diameter: .062″
– Barrel Extension: A4
– Weight: 1 lbs 12 oz

620 Faxon Firearms AR15 CMV Midlength barrel

AR-15 5.56 NATO – 14.5” Mid Length  –  $145
- Barrel Material: Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel
– Barrel Type: Button Rifled
– Barrel Caliber: 5.56 NATO
– Barrel Twist: 1:7
– Barrel Length: 14.5″
– Barrel Profile: Rifle Profile
– Barrel Gas System: Mid-Length
– Inside Finish: “Black Nitride”
– Outside Finish: “Black Nitride”
– Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
– Gas Block Diameter: .750″
– Gas Port Diameter: .076″
– Barrel Extension: A4
– Weight: 2 lbs

620 Faxon Firearms AR15 416R SS Fluted barrel

AR-15 5.56 NATO Stainless Fluted 16”  –  $209
- Barrel Material: 416R Stainless Steel
– Barrel Type: Button Rifled
– Barrel Caliber: 5.56 NATO
– Barrel Twist: 1:7
– Barrel Length: 16″
– Barrel Profile: Heavy, Fluted (6)
– Barrel Gas System: Mid-Length
– Inside Finish: “Black Nitride” / Bead Blasted / Raw
– Outside Finish: “Black Nitride” / Bead Blasted / Raw
– Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
– Gas Block Diameter: .750″
– Gas Port Diameter: .076″
– Barrel Extension: A4
– Weight:2 lbs 1 oz

NEW!! ALG Defense Ergonomic Modular Rail System (EMR)

Posted on January 7th, 2014 by ar15news

ALG Defense (sister company to Geissele Automatics) will be introducing multiple products at SHOT Show 2014; including the new free-floating Ergonomic Modular Rail (EMR) system. The EMR was developed as a cost-effective, lightweight, ergonomic, and modular option for the M4 carbine and all mil-spec AR-15. The EMR package starts at just $135 and will be available in 10″, 12″, and 13″ lengths. The EMR will be initially introduced with black anodizing; however, grey will also be an option.  

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Modularity

The EMR provides complete modularity with easy to install accessory rails that can be secured at both the 45 and 90 degree quadrants; ideal for shooters that need to mount their sights, lights or lasers at a 45 degree offset. Accessory rails are secured to the EMR via steel slide nuts that can be replaced if lost or damaged by cross threading. By screwing the accessory rails directly into steel and not the aluminum of the EMR, the attachment method is much stronger and resists loosening due to vibrations. Additionally, the EMR features integrated quick disconnect (QD) swivel attachment points so that you don’t need to add an additional rail or QD mounts; this further reduces overall weight of the system.  

620 ALG Defense EMR-1

Strength and rigidity

The EMR’s strength and rigidity comes from the materials used in its construction. The EMR is machined from an extrusion made from aircraft grade aluminum giving it a superior strength to weight ratio. The EMR is mounted to the upper receiver via a 2.25″ barrel nut that is machined from aircraft grade aluminum and hard coat anodized for a durable surface. Included with the EMR is a proprietary ALG EMR barrel nut wrench. The rail is secured to the barrel nut via six mounting bolts which also allows for easy removal and reattachment.

620 ALG Defense EMR-1

Comfort

The EMR allows the shooter to comfortably grip the rail by removing the four sharp and jagged M1913 rails and utilizing easy to install accessory rail that are 3D machined to fit the contour of the EMR. Both traditional hold and forward grip shooters will appreciate the ergonomic design of the EMR. Starting at the 12 o’clock position, the rail features a rounded tower in which shooters can do a thumbs over grip or the tower can be used as an indexing point. Moving along the 3, 6, and 9 positions, the rail has a lengthwise grooves and relief cuts that help the shooter maintain a positive grip on the handguard.

620 ALG Defense EMR-1
Weight

The weights provided below include the proprietary EMR barrel nut minus the weight of the stock barrel nut. Weights for the 13″ EMR will be forthcoming.

10” EMR (No ACCY Rails Attached) = 7.68oz
10” EMR (With Co-Witness Only Attached) = 10.1oz
10” EMR (With All ACCY Rails Attached) = 12oz

12” EMR (No ACCY Rails Attached) = 8.96oz
12” EMR (With Co-Witness Only Attached) = 11.68oz
12” EMR ( With All ACCY Rails Attached) = 13.28oz

Again, this complete rail system, including barrel wrench and allen key, retails starting at $135.

Keep an eye on the ALG Defense FB page for additional information as these products become available for purchase. 

Noveske Standard (N4) Forged Lowers In-Stock at Rainier Arms

Posted on January 6th, 2014 by ar15news

This is just an “FYI” post to let you know Rainier Arms has Noveske N4 forged lowers in-stock. These are not the Gen2 Forged Flared Lowers (aka FFL) but the standard milspec lowers which seem to have been sold out for a really long time. These are also not blems so you should have a pretty perfect finish for your new build.  Check them out www.RainierArms.com.

Noveske N4 forged lower

Who Says “Coasties” Get No Love?

Posted on January 6th, 2014 by ar15news

Our friends over at Iron Viper Products make some pretty cool gear. One of their most popular products is their inscribed Forward Assist Assemblies. They offer quite a few different models that say things such as USMC, ARMY, The NAM, USN, USAF, etc. Lots of the new inscriptions, such as the USAF one, were added because there were enough people requesting it to make it happen. Enough people have been asking for a USCG (United States Coast Guard) inscribed Forward Assist Assembly that Iron Viper Products has decided to open a pre-order for them. 

USCG Forward Assist Pre-order 1

I have stayed away from Crowd Funding Campaigns, especially ones regarding 80% lowers, for many reasons but this one is much different. Instead of dealing with a new company that can’t afford to produce an item, Iron Viper Products is an already established company that is using the crowd funding idea to create a list of people that want to buy a USCG forward assist. They are looking for 100 pre-orders of $45 before they produce the USCG forward assist. Even though I fully trust the guys at IVP, I asked them what happens to the $45 if they don’t get all 100 pre-orders. Nathan told me that they actually don’t charge anyone any money until the 100 pre-orders are met so there is absolutely no risk of even having to worry about refunds, etc. This made me very happy to hear. Here is a picture of how nice the other FA’s look.

USCG Forward Assist Pre-order 1

So basically, if you pre-order one of these USCG forward assist assemblies and they reach 100 pre-orders, your card will be charged and you’ll receive your forward assist very soon after. If they never reach 100 pre-orders your card will not be charged and you don’t have to worry about anything. If you want one of these awesome forward assists, pre-order now at www.IronViper.co.

Rainier Arms M16/AR15 Phosphate BCG On Sale – $99.99

Posted on January 6th, 2014 by ar15news

Rainier Arms has their M16/AR15 full auto cut Phosphate BCG’s on sale right now for just $99.99 each. These are very high quality and usually retail for $159.95 when not on sale. If you know anything about Rainier Arms, you know they won’t settle for a sub-standard product. I have one of these Phosphate BCG’s and one of their NiB BCG’s and both have been great so far. If you’re still on the fence, Rainier Arms also offers a LIFETIME WARRANTY on this BCG. If it ever breaks on you under normal usage it will be replaced. The only things not covered are Intentional Breakage or Gas Key Wear. If you’re in the market for a really nice BCG or just want one for a future build, this is the one to get. Purchase now before the sale ends at www.RainierArms.com.

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The Rainier Arms BCG was created to meet and exceed all Mil Spec standards. The bolts are MPI tested & Marked to give you ultimate confidence in your weapon system.

Carrier:
- Full Auto Carrier
– Heat Treated

Bolt:
- Shot Peened
– Heat Treated

Extractor:
- Stamped
– Shot Peened
– Heat Treated

Extractor Spring:
- Chrome Silicone for Longer Life
– Black Insert as per current Mil-Spec
– “O” Ring is high temp resistant dark brown

Extractor Retaining Pin:
- Precision Machined
– Precision ground to diameter
– Precision ground to length
– Heat Treated

Firing Pin:
- Machined and then precision ground for accuracy
– Heat Treated

Gas Key Bolt:
- Precision manufactured in house with extra deep knurling
– Grade 8
– 1200 degree locking patch is factory applied to threads to help insure long lasting tightness

Gas key:
- Hard Chrome lined gas tube as per Mil-Spec
– Bolts installed to proper torque
– Staking on both sides of both bolts

Cam Pin:
- Precision machined
– Heat Treated

Firing Pin Retaining Pin:
- Precision bent
– Precision cut to length
– Heat Treated

Gas Rings:
- Stainless Steel per Mil-Spec

Ejector:
- Precision machined
– Heat Treated

Ejector Spring:
- Chrome Silicone
– Precision ground ends

Ejector Retaining Pin:
- Precision cut to length
- Hard Chrome Plated

Limited Lifetime Warranty
We are so confident in our Rainier Arms BCG we offer them with a limited lifetime warranty. So if at anytime your Rainier Arms BCG breaks on your during normal use (Intentional abuse & Gas Key wear not included) we will replace it.

Quality 5.56 Ammo In-Stock for $390 per 1,000 Round Case

Posted on January 4th, 2014 by ar15news

**This specific ammo is SOLD OUT but other options are still available!!**

The other day we posted about some really affordable 9mm ammo and every other comment was, “I need some 5.56″. Well, I talked to my buddy Steve over at Greyfox and they have some Prvi Partizan 55 gr 5.56/.223 in-stock. It just so happens that they also have it on sale at just $390 per 1,000 round case. Each case comes with five 200rd boxes. Prvi Partizan is actually pretty nice ammo and its great to see ammo prices coming back to normal. Head on over to www.Greyfoxinc.com to snag some for yourself so you can hit the range and practice that trigger finger. 

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620 PRVI Partizan 5.56 on sale 1

$700 Complete AR Build with Red Dot and 10 PMAGs – Shipped!

Posted on January 3rd, 2014 by ar15news

I get asked quite often how to build a decent AR on a budget. Nine times out of Ten, when someone says “budget” they are referring to something under $1,000. There are lots of manufacturers of junk parts out there so its awesome to get to help steer people in the right direction. I typically go with the lowest build I would let myself do if I were doing a gun just for range fun but that would also work in an SHTF situation and let the end user do any upgrades they think are necessary. One trick that works is to try to buy all of your parts from one company to save on shipping costs. The info below is just one example that I was able to piece together for someone by looking for deals at Palmetto State Armory. 

PSA has really been pushing some deals on their PTAC line of uppers and parts. Right now they have a deal on a complete upper with M16 BCG, M4 Profile barrel, Charging handle and a StrikeFire red dot for just $400. That’s pretty awesome if you ask me. They also have a deal for 10 PMAGs and a stripped blem PSA lower for just $170. The only thing left was to find the lower parts kit. By searching the site I found that their Black MOE Lower Build Kit was just $100, which is $20 cheaper than the FDE MOE Lower Build Kit, so I went with black kit. The total for the parts came to $670, add shipping of $29 to my house and you’re at $699 shipped. As I mentioned, this is a budget AR. Don’t expect it to be some tack driver or comparable to your Noveske. Its a $700 gun and with all things, you get what you pay for.

Complete Upper with StrikeFire Red Dot – $400

PSA Blem Lower and 10 PMAGS – $170

PTAC AR-15 Black MOE Lower Build Kit – $100

700 dollar AR build 620

Upgrade Your Magpul MOE Handguard On The Cheap with IWC

Posted on January 3rd, 2014 by ar15news

Looking for a great, inexpensive way to upgrade your Magpul MOE handguard? Thousands of people use the MOE handguard because they are so inexpensive but they lack any upgrade features like QD sling mounts. I’ve updated one of my MOE handguards with an Impact Weapons Components QD Micro Flush.

01-03-14 IWC QD Micro Flush 620

These are very low profile, super easy to install and you can put them where ever you want on the handguard or on most stocks, etc. All you need to do is drill a single 1/2″ hole where you want it mounted and simply install the QD mount. I actually have one on both sides of the handguard and have been using this configuration for over a year now with no issues. Its seriously the most low profile sling mount I could find for this configuration. This exactl mount will also work in some TROY handguards as well such as the TRX Extreme and Alpha BattleRails.  

These run just $15.95 but IWC generously offers a 5% discount for our readers if you use the code “ar15news” at checkout at www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. Or if you are not handy with a 1/2″ drill, you can have them install the QD Micro Flush for you HERE.

**Press Release** Magpul Announces Relocation Plans

Posted on January 2nd, 2014 by ar15news

MAGPUL INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR RELOCATION 

Company Is Moving Operations to Wyoming and Texas

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Magpul Industries announced today that it is relocating its operations to Wyoming and Texas.

The company is relocating manufacturing, distribution and shipping operations to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Magpul is leasing a 58,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility during the construction of a 100,000 square foot build-to-suit facility in the Cheyenne Business Parkway. The Wyoming relocation is being completed with support from Governor Matt Mead, the Wyoming Business Council and Cheyenne LEADS.

Magpul is moving its corporate headquarters to Texas. Three North Central Texas sites are under final consideration, and the transition to the Texas headquarters will begin as soon as the facility is selected. The Texas relocation is being accomplished with support from Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Economic Development Corporation.

“Magpul made the decision to relocate in March 2013 and has proceeded on an aggressive but deliberate path” says Doug Smith, Chief Operating Officer for Magpul Industries. “These dual moves will be carried out in a manner that ensures our operations and supply chain will not be interrupted and our loyal customers will not be affected.”

The company began a nationwide search for a new base of operations after legislation was enacted in Colorado that dramatically limits the sale of firearms accessories – the core of Magpul’s business. Magpul plans on initially transitioning 92% of its current workforce outside of Colorado within 12-16 months and will maintain only limited operations in Colorado.

“Moving operations to states that support our culture of individual liberties and personal responsibility is important,” says Richard Fitzpatrick, Chief Executive Officer for Magpul Industries. “This relocation will also improve business operations and logistics as we utilize the strengths of Texas and Wyoming in our expansion.”

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