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Alamo Four Star Announces the Cowl Induction Break (CIB)

Posted on June 11th, 2015 by ar15news

June 9th, 2015 – Lubbock Texas – Lubbock Texas – Alamo Four Star is pleased to announce the release of the Cowl Induction Brake (CIB). The CIB CNC cross milled port design reduces recoil by over 50% while minimizing the sound directed back at the shooter.

Alamo Four Star CIB brake 1

The CIB was developed as better way to mitigate the recoil of large caliber rifles. Founder Mark Deros realized a need to revisit the industry standard muzzle brake design when he was shooting his .338 Lapua and experiencing substantial recoil with a standard factory brake. This led Mark to find the most effective way to redirect the escaping gas pressure and put that energy to work in order to more effectively reduce recoil and manage muzzle rise. This reduction was made possible by redesigning the internal and external geometry of the traditional brake to increase the efficiency of the flow of gasses.

Alamo Four Star CIB brake 2

“I realized after shooting my .338 Lapua for a while I realized that there had to be a better solution than receiving an ‘ass whipping’ with the factory muzzle brake.” said Mark Deros CEO of Alamo Four Star. “With 18,000 lbs of pressure being released from that muzzle, that’s a lot of energy available to be exploited. The CIB uses that energy to the shooters advantage creating a more enjoyable shooting experience and faster follow up shots.”

The CIB is available in 223/5.56, 6mm, 6.5mm, .30cal, and .338 Lapua in both black and stainless steel. MSRP on the CIB is $169

For more information please visit:
www.alamofourstar.com
www.facebook.com/Alamo.Four.Star

Many of you are probably familiar with the Blitzkrieg Components Chevron front sight posts which replace your standard AR-15 front sight post. They are a great upgrade that brings a high contrast, sharp aiming point to your sight picture. For a while now, a lot of people have been asking for a night sight version. Blitzkrieg Components listened and not that long ago started offering their new “Luminescent” model which you can charge with a bright flashlight, etc. As you can imagine, there were still consumers who wanted something that didn’t require a charge, so Blitzkrieg Components has added an additional model which now features a Tritium Dot right in the tip of the Luminescent Chevron giving you the best of both worlds. Check out the pics below. The first one shows a side by side I did of a couple of my uppers and the difference the standard Chevron makes. A photo of the new Tritium model is below.

Blitzkrieg Components Chevron Front Sight Post

Blitzkrieg Components Chevron Tritium Front Sight Post 1

Tritium Dot with Luminescent Green Stripes. These are shipping now without sight tools for $67.95 (just install the old school way with a bullet tip). They will be available with sight tools at end of June for $74.95.

https://www.blitzkriegcomponents.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1817

556 Tactical Father’s Day Sale

Posted on June 10th, 2015 by ar15news

From the 556 Tactical Facebook page. 556 Tactical is offering 10% off their entire store and Free Shipping now through midnight on Father’s Day (6/21/15). Also, any order over $100 gets an entry to win one of their new STRYKE-15 forged lowers. Use the code “DaddyDay2015” during checkout at www.556Tactical.com.

556 Tactical Fathers Day Sale

Just saw this on the AERO Precision Facebook page. Always thought the AERO Precision M5 (.308) receivers looked great but these AmericanSnipers.org limited edition ones are sweet. They feature the AmericanSnipers.org skull and bullet hole logo. What’s cool about that is they actually machined bullet hole through both sides of the receiver and on the opposite side you see the back of the skull. Definitely a cool looking set. If you’re looking to build a .308, especially a precision oriented rig, this would be a sweet set to start out with as a portion of the proceeds will go toward supporting the effort of AmericanSnipers.org.

BIG NEWS! We have partnered with American Snipers.org to offer the first Limited Edition Aero Precision M5 Receivers. Available in combos and complete rifles, these receivers feature a hard engraved AmericanSnipers.org skull logo. Something a little extra – the lower receiver features a custom machined bullet hole piercing through the skull on the magwell and out the other side.

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AERO Precision AmericanSnipers .308 receivers 1

AERO Precision AmericanSnipers .308 receivers 1

Serial No. 1 was donated to AmericanSnipers.org, but serial no. 2 – 10 are available as M5E1 Complete Rifles.

 

AERO Precision AmericanSnipers .308 receivers 1

We are proud to work with such an outstanding organization and are happy to announce that a portion of all proceeds will be donated to AmericanSnipers.org to support their ongoing efforts.

More information here – http://aeroprecisionusa.com/ap/aso-m5-limited-edition/

AERO Precision – New Website and New Discounts

Posted on June 8th, 2015 by ar15news

AERO Precision just launched their brand new website with not only a new look but some nice new features such as stock notifications, reviews, more shipping options and better account/checkout system. However, upgrades like this don’t come without side effects and in this case it means if you already had an account with AERO Precision you will need to check your email for a temporary so you can log in and change your password. For this inconvenience, AERO Precision is offering a 10% off of your first purchase on their new website. Check out the details below.

AERO Precision New website 3

AERO Precision New website 3

Site Upgrades Include…
–  USPS shipping options now available
–  Stock notifications – sign up to get notified when a product is back in stock
–  Leave reviews about your favorite products
–  Dealer locator map upgrades with map pinpoints and directions
–  Simple one step checkout system
–  Advanced account features – see order status, print invoices, view comments and more
–  More features being implemented shortly!

We would like to offer you 10% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER ON OUR NEW SITE! Once logged in, use coupon code “NEWAERO10” at checkout to save 10% off your entire first purchase. Coupon code expires 6/14/15.

www.AeroPrecisionUSA.com

Seekins Precision Announces New M-LOK MCSR Handguards

Posted on June 6th, 2015 by ar15news

Lewiston, ID – Seekins Precision, announced the release of M-Lok compatible MCSR handguards.

Seekins Precision MCSR MLOK rail copy 2

The Seekins Precision M-Lok MCSR hand guards are now in stock and available for immediate shipment. Featuring the same lightweight, innovative free float design as the current Keymod versions. Seekins Precision MCSR handguards have M-lok slots at the 3, 6 and 9 O’clock positions and an inside diameter of 1.8” that allows for most available suppressors to fit inside-while maintaining a slim profile. All Seekins Precision MCSR handguards offer an integral top picatinny rail, designed for a seamless transition from the Mil-Spec upper receiver and ship with an aluminum barrel nut and mounting hardware.

Seekins Precision MCSR MLOK rail

“The addition of the M-Lok compatible handguards will allow our customers more options for customization” said Kevin Weyrauch, Seekins Precision Business Development Coordinator. “There is definitely a base of customers that prefer the M-Lok cam system. So instead of choosing one system over the other, we now offer both.”

For more information on Seekins Precision go to www.seekinsprecision.com or contact us at sales@seekinsprecision.com.

“New Product” Emails from Rainier Arms

Posted on June 5th, 2015 by ar15news

Rainier Arms (one of the most popular online retailers/manufacturers of AR-15 rifles, components and accessories) has begun a new email campaign that will let you know all of the new products that they added to their website over the last week and some special intro prices. I know first hand how hard it is to keep up with all of the new products that come to market. Rainier Arms has always had their finger on the pulse of the AR-15 industry, often introducing the latest and greatest parts. Below is the email I just received from them and I highly suggest signing up for their email notifications.

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New!! POF Puritan 5.56 Barrel

Posted on June 5th, 2015 by ar15news

POF (Patriot Ordnance Factory) has just released their Puritan 5.56 barrels for sale. These barrels are 16.5″ long and feature a  5.56 match chamber, 5R rifling and a 1:8 twist which together are capable of sub-moa accuracy. They also utilize POF’s patented E² dual extraction technology which makes FTE’s virtually a thing of the past. One last feature is a Black Nitride finish adding corrosion resistance to the inside and outside of the barrel. If you’re looking for a barrel for your next build, this would be a great place to look first. Check them out at www.POF-USA.com.

POF Puritan 5.56 barrel

The Puritan 5.56 barrel is constructed from mil-spec 4150 chrome vanadium steel and features a 5R rifling profile with 1:8 twist rate. The gas port is set up for a mid-length configuration gas system. We have also installed the Patented E² extraction technology. The E² dual extraction consists of 4 small channels cut into the walls of the chamber, allowing a small amount of gas pressure to flow backwards and push on the shoulders of the spent casing. This small pressure helps “un-seat” the spent case from the chamber while slightly pushing backwards as the extractor is pulling the case rearward. With this feature, the extractor is no longer doing all the work by itself; therefore the life of the extractor and overall reliability of the rifle system is increased. This feature does NOT deform the spent brass. To finish it off, our barrels are nitride heat treated, which greatly increases surface hardness and makes for a beautiful black and corrosion resistant finish.

MSRP is $215.99

These barrels shoot 1 MOA or better when installed in our Puritan series rifle.

http://pof-usa.com/shop/barrels/puritan-5-56-barrel/

Affordable, Great Looking Trigger Upgrade From ADK Arms

Posted on June 4th, 2015 by ar15news

Yesterday I happened to run across a post on the ADK Arms Facebook page showing their new ADK Arms Fire Control Group. The name “Fire Control Group” sounds kind of boring and really doesn’t do it justice as this is a great looking upgrade for your AR. The trigger itself is the most visibly upgraded with an aggressive looking longer curve compared the the more pronounced curve of a standard AR trigger. It also has some cool cutouts. ADK says it provides a trigger pull weight of 3.8 to 4 pounds with no take-up or creep. Right now they are offering an intro price of just $59.99 but looks like there are not very many in-stock. If you want to try one out, head on over to www.ADKArms.com and snag one before they are all gone.

ADK Arms Custom Fire Control Group 2

ADK Arms Custom Fire Control Group 2

***INTRO SALE***
ADK Arms – Fire Control Group, AR-15

MSRP – $69.99
Sale Price – $59.99 +S/H

LINK TO PURCHASE:
http://www.adkarms.com/product-p/332-2030.htm

ADK Arms fire control group features rugged military-type components carefully prepped to give a smoother trigger pull while maintaining the original geometry for maximum reliability. The trigger is melonite QPQ coated for durability and decrease in friction. Matched with our precision ground hammer, this produces a refined custom trigger kit for the AR-15 that will reduce the weight of pull to as low as 3.8 to 4.0 lbs. with no take-up or creep. Each trigger group is matched and tested prior to shipping. All components are manufactured in house at our manufacturing facility in Illinois.

Trigger set requires installation, but no permanent modification and only simple tools like punches and mallets. The system is compatible with the original hammer unless it has been modified. Recommend Trigger Adjustment Grip Screw for reduction in trigger slack in older AR’s. Fits most AR-15/AR-10 rifles with hammer and sear pin diameters of .154″.

Features:
Upgraded custom trigger
Trigger spring
Disconnector
Hammer
Hammer spring
Trigger hammer pins (.154″ diameter).
Easily installed, with a crisp single stage 3.8-4.0 lb pull.

Our friends at Radical Firearms have partnered up with Primary Arms, Proof Research and Bison Coolers to raffle off not one but TEN custom ARs as well as two Bison Coolers. This raffle will be going on during the whole month of June and 100% of the proceeds (yes you read that right, 100%) will be going to the families that were affected by the massive flooding in Texas. Read the press release below and get involved!

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Stafford, TX – In a joint effort with Primary Arms, Proof Research, and Bison Coolers, Radical Firearms announced today that they would begin taking donations, through Indiegogo, in order to help Texas residents who were affected by the recent storms and flooding throughout the State. The fundraiser will take place online at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-raise-money-for-victims-of-texas-floods#/story and will allow anyone who wishes to help donate in order to assist in the recovery efforts. Radical Firearms will be raffling ten (10) limited edition rifles equipped with Proof Research carbon wrapped match barrels and Primary Arms optics.  The rifles will be manufactured at Radical Firearms’ Stafford, TX facility and raffled off to those donate at least $50.00. In addition, Bison Coolers has provided two (2) 25-quart coolers to be raffled off to donors who contribute $20.00. Each company supplied equipment and man hours in order to help flood victims. One hundred percent of the proceeds of this effort will go directly to flood afflicted families. 

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“The firearms community is very close knit and is always willing to help those in need,” said David Spector, Chief Operating Officer, Radical Firearms. “We all felt it was our duty to do something to help those who have been ravaged by the recent Texas rainfall and subsequent flooding. Our hope is that the sporting community will come together to help our fellow Texans who have suffered great loss,” Spector went on to add. “We at Radical Firearms in conjunction with our partners are committed to assisting our community and are proud to join in with countless others in donating to the relief efforts.”

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Radical Firearms is a Title II NFA Gun Manufacturer and retail operation offering a collection of pistols, rifles, shotguns, silencers, and machine guns. Radical Firearms manufactures, in house, our own line of custom built AR-15’s, high end bolt action rifles and tactical shotguns, as well as silencers. Radical Firearms is a fully tooled and operational gun-smithing facility with a staff full of passionate employees who have over 60 plus years of combined experience in the industry and are more than happy and willing to make your special build ideas come true.

Rainier Arms June Promo – Free Lower Parts Installation

Posted on June 3rd, 2015 by ar15news

Rainier Arms is offering installation of lower parts kits for the entire month of June. This includes your standard LPK’s, Buffer Tube Kits, Stocks, etc. I spoke with the Big Boss at Rainier Arms about the program and he said that customers don’t even have to buy the parts from Rainier Arms. If you have a lower and parts laying around that you would like to have installed together, ship them to Rainier Arms and they will install it for you. You just have to pay for the return shipping. There is usually a $25 fee for this but right now its free. You could also purchase a new Lower, LPK and Stock Kit from RA and have them install it prior to shipping as well. Just FYI, there is an additional charge for tuning an adjustable trigger.

Free Lower Install

Rainier Arms Free LPK Install

Another thing they’ll be offering along side the Free Lower Parts Installation is a weekly Lower Parts Combo Kit on sale that you can take advantage of. If you purchase one of these kits, you can either ship them your lower or purchase a new lower from them and have the new Lower Parts Combo Kit installed. For week #1 they are offering an LPK consisting of a Battle Arms Development Ambi Safety, CMC Trigger, JP Lower Parts and an MFT grip for $240. As each weeks deal rolls out we’ll update the post and re-share it with you guys.

Lower Parts Combo Kit #1

Rainier Arms Week 1 LPK COmbo Deal

Scalarworks Low Drag Mount Zero Hold Demonstration Video

Posted on June 2nd, 2015 by ar15news

You may remember that a month or so ago I picked up a Scalarworks LDM/Micro mount for my Aimpoint T-1. One of the biggest claims for the LDM/Micro mount is that it can and will hold zero after being removed and then re-mounted on the weapon. They promised a video showing how well it holds its zero and just yesterday they released it for the first time. I half expected it to be some super short video showing the mount removed and re-mounted, shoot 5 shots and say “We hit the target” but apparently just like the quality level of the LDM/Micro mount, the guys at Scalarworks don’t do anything half way. 

The video is actually 11 minutes long and uncut, showing the mount attached and removed a total of 10 times with 10 rounds of .308 being fired between each “Mount/Un-Mount”. With a GoPro in the shooters Point of View you can see that each time the red dot stays right on target. No fancy editing, no magic, no shortcuts, no B.S! At the end of the video they show a zoomed up recap where you can literally see that there was absolutely no shift in the ZERO at all. Kudos to the guys at Scalarworks for not only making an outstanding mount but also putting out a video showing exactly what you can expect. Check out the video below.

http://scalarworks.com
https://www.facebook.com/scalarworks
https://instagram.com/scalarworks/

Recently I assembled a couple of Scout style weapon lights using Arisaka Defense parts and wanted to throw together a quick article showing you guys the parts I used and some of the different options you have when doing the same thing. So I took my lights apart and started taking pictures from the beginning which you can see below.

THE COMPONENTS

As you may already know, Arisaka Defense started out making light mounts and rail accessories. Recently they have introduced their own line of Light Components that allow you to build your own Scout style light. They now offer both a 300 Series Scout Body (powered by a single CR123 battery), a 600 Series Scout Body (powered by two CR123 batteries) and their own Click Tail Caps. They also make an Offset Scout Mount (shown) for MLOK, KeyMod and CMR rails and an Inline Scout Mount for MLOK and KeyMod.

Arisaka Scout Lights 1

Many AR owners who have purchased a Scout light before have an extra factory tail cap or two laying around (Click Cap or Tape Switch) which will work great with the Arisaka bodies. For those users, once you choose your desired mount and Scout body, the only thing left to do is pick up some CR123 batteries and a new E1 or E2 head from Malkoff Devices.

Arisaka Scout Lights 1

Arisaka Scout Lights 1

Arisaka Scout Lights 1

COMPLETE LIGHTS

If you don’t have any tail caps to start with, Arisaka Defense actually sells complete Scout lights with the Malkoff Devices heads. When I started piecing together my Scout lights, Arisaka didn’t offer Tail Caps or complete units so a buddy of mine gave me some tail caps and I purchased the Malkoff Devices E1 and E2 heads on my own. Since then I’ve picked up a couple of the Arisaka Defense Tail Caps. Shown below is the configuration that Arisaka Defense offers for the 300 Series Light and 600 Series Light. The biggest key is that you can basically get two lights for the price of one SureFire Scout light. The 300 Series complete light is $149 plus the cost of the mount and the 600 Series complete light is $159 plus the cost of the mount.

Arisaka Scout Lights 4

Arisaka Scout Lights 5

Arisaka Scout Lights 5

MY SETUP

I personally like to use the the SureFire Tape Switch’s because it allows me to mount the lights on the right side of my weapon, giving me more rail space to place my support hand, etc. Currently I run the Arisaka Defense 300 Series Scout Light on my SBR with an SRO7 Tape Switch while I have the 600 Series Scout Light on a 16″ AR with basic tape switch held in place by a Tareinco Tape Switch Holder. I’m extremely happy with these lights. The heads are extremely bright with the E1 rated at 250 out the front lumens and the E2 measured at 325 out the front lumens.

Arisaka Scout Lights 9

Arisaka Scout Lights 9

I’ve put links to both Arisaka Defense and Malkoff Devices websites and social media sources below. Both have pretty active feeds to follow. 

ARISAKA DEFENSE
www.ArisakaDefense.com
www.Facebook.com/ArisakaDefense
www.Instagram.com/ArisakaDefense

Malkoff Devices
www.MalkoffDevices.com
www.Facebook.com/MalkoffDevicesInd

IRON VIPER Industries just released their new ambi safety selector called the MKII Viper Switch Fire Selector. The MKII Viper Switch Fire Selector features lets the user choose between a standard 90º throw (distance between SAFE and FIRE) or a shorter 55º throw length. At the same time you can also adjust the angle of the individual levers as well making it a very user configurable setup. From the photos you can tell the levers feature a very aggressive texture for use in all environments. These selectors come with everything you need to upgrade your AR including IRON VIPER’s “Captured Detent On Spring” which is pretty awesome. Black is available now but will have additional colors coming in a few months. Purchase the MKII Viper Switch Fire Selector for $74.99 with FREE SHIPPING in the U.S. at www.IV-Industries.com.

Iron Viper MKII Viper Switch Fire Selector 1 copy

Iron Viper MKII Viper Switch Fire Selector 1 copy

PRODUCT DETAILS
–  90º and 55º user-adjustable throw length
–  360º Adjustable angle on selector position
–  Captured detent on spring — no more flying or difficult to extract detents
–  Enhanced grip and user interface — works great with gloves or without
–  Selector switch made of 7075 T6 Alloy — light, but durable
–  Center barrel made from Stainless Steel — proven durability and wear
–  Olive Drab Green, Flat Dark Earth and Stealth Gray available July 2015
–  Matte Black available now

*FREE STANDARD SHIPPING TO ALL US STATES*

ABOUT MKII AR ACCESSORIES

Enhanced user interface, strong yet light materials, considered design, and customization — these are just some of the things we set out to deliver when we designed the IVI MKII AR accessory series.

While the appearance may not be entirely conventional, what is standard with IVI MKII accessories is the attention to detail, considered user ergonomics and interface needs, and a drive to provide users with confidence that all functions operate as needed, when needed.

http://www.iv-industries.com/ivi-gear/mkii-viper-switch-fire-selector

XTech Tactical Introducing Two New Products

Posted on May 29th, 2015 by ar15news

Mesa, AZ (May 2015) – XTech Tactical™, an up and coming firearms accessories company, has expanded their offering of the patent pending ATG™ to include the FN Scar® platform.

The Adjustable Tactical Grip allows the operator to easily change to any one of three angles based on their preference and mission objectives.

The FN Scar® is a platform well-known for its ability to adapt to the user’s mission objectives.  This platform paired with the ATG™ significantly increases the modularity and usability of the system.

XTECH Tactical SCAR Grip and Grip Tape 1

In addition, the company has added a custom die cut rubberized grip tape to enhance the texture of the grip.  All FN Scar® grips purchased from XTech Tactical™ directly will initially include the grip tape pre-installed and custom mounting hardware. MSRP is $29.99 available in Black and FDE.

XTECH Tactical SCAR Grip and Grip Tape 2

The grip tape will be available pre-installed on the AR15/M4 variant for $24.99 MSRP and individually for $9.99 MSRP.

Stay tuned for more releases from XTech Tactical™!

More on the ATG™:

The ATG™ easily adjusts, with the included hex key, to each of the three most popular industry proven angles (17, 25, & 33 degrees).  The robust design exceeds industry standards for quality, strength and durability.  The subtle finger grooves, texture, and back-strap optimize comfort and control.  This innovative grip is designed and manufactured in Arizona.

The ATG™ addresses a key gap in the modern sporting rifle’s adjustability and is the ideal grip for any shooter or shooting style.  Users will find that as the length of the stock or shooting style is changed, so will their preferred angle.

XTech Tactical™ was founded by a team of renowned engineers and manufacturing experts in 2013 and is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona.  The XTech Tactical™ team is dedicated to manufacturing innovative products that enhance the shooting experience.

For complete information and where to buy, please visit www.xtechtactical.com.  Like them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram.

Email: jeremy@xtechtactical.com

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