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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. 

Radical Firearms flood_relief_AR 1

“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

Clintonville, WI – May 2015 – CTK Precision, manufacturer of innovative shooting equipment and gun accessories, is proud to introduce the AR Buttstock Rail for the LUTH-AR stock.

The AR Buttstock Rail is a Picatinny rail designed to mount at the sling attachment point on the underside of LUTH-AR MBA-1 and MBA-2 stocks. This accessory rail meets MIL-STD-1913 specifications so it may be used as a means of attachment for any product designed for use on a standard Picatinny rail, including the CTK Precision Ultimate Rail-Pod.

CTK Precision AR Buttstock Rail for LUTH-AR Stock 1

The AR Buttstock Rail incorporates a sling swivel mount point so that you may attach a sling, in addition to a rear monopod.

CTK Precision AR Buttstock Rail for LUTH-AR Stock 1

AR Buttstock Rail Specs and Features:

  • Compatible with LUTH-AR MBA-1 and MBA-2 stocks.
  • Construction: CNC machined from billet 6061 aluminum for high strength and low weight.
  • Finish: Durable black Mil-Spec hard coat anodized.
  • Length: 2.50”
  • Width: .86”
  • Height: .83”
  • Weight: 0.7 oz
  • Mounting: Mounts at the sling attachment point on the underside of the LUTH-AR stock.
  • Meets MIL-STD-1913 specifications.
  • Includes sling swivel mount point.
  • Made in the USA!

For more information on the AR Buttstock Rail, visit: http://www.ctkprecision.com/ar-buttstock-rail.aspx

About CTK Precision

CTK Precision is a U.S. based manufacturer of shooting equipment and gun accessories. Their products are designed to maximize firearm efficiency, giving shooters more accuracy and range time.  For more information on CTK Precision products, visit www.ctkprecision.com

Kinetic Development Group SIDELOK™ Optic Mounts

Posted on May 28th, 2015 by ar15news

May 28, 2015 – Kinetic Development Group LLC

Kinetic Development Group is proud to announce the debut of their SIDELOK™ – Superior Mounting Solution for Optics. 

Today KDG took the market by surprise and launched an amazing solution for optics, the SIDELOK™. The SIDELOK™ is by far the most innovative optics mounts we have seen released on the market it a long time. Here is why:

The first reason is repeatability. Generally optics mounts have two attachment points with separate levers. Some are adjustable so you can tighten or loosen them for the particular tolerance picatinny rail you may be mounting to. One may be tighter, one slightly looser. This is recipe for disaster in the repeatability department when installing or removing an optical accessory. The other problem is you may like you optic so tight you actually damage the pic rail. That is why the Government Issued mounts for the Aimpoint actually limit the torque you can apply to the installation knob.

There is a religion when it comes to military members about putting on an optic, zeroing it, and leaving it there for fear they may lose zero between missions, and for good reason. Lets say you wanted to remove your long-range optic and put on your red dot. You would be absolutely incompetent if you did not confirm zero. Why? There are so many variables between installing, removing and reinstalling an optic you NEED to reconfirm, even if you reinstall in the same slots on the picatinny rail.

Now here comes the SIDELOK™. The SIDELOK™ takes the incompetence out of mounting optics. What do we mean by that? You have no input as a human being on how your optic mounts to your pic rail. What do we mean? You can’t screw it up!

KDG SIDELOK Mount 1

With SIDELOK™, simply roll the optic (attached to your SIDELOK™ mount) to your picatinny railed weapon and “click!!” the mount automatically deploys the locking bars to the 45-degree angles of the picatinny rail (which hold the tightest tolerance concerning the picatinny rail specification). The locking bars snap in at the exact same time making the mounting completely repeatable. The spring cams apply the exact same amount of pressure between the two bars. The system works on spring pressure with a cam that supplies exponentially more mechanical advantage than the button that is used to release it from the weapon.

Removal and installation is extremely fast. Does that make you nervous? The only way this is coming off is if it is deliberate and by the user (YOU!). Not a sling hung up in the works. Not being jammed up on gear. Not being dropped from a first story roof in Iraq onto concrete. Yet, you can peel it off sooner than you can open your Copenhagen. The reason is there is a safety lock. You have to push the button with a human fingertip. That releases recessed “Glock like” secondary safety lock that allows the user to overcome the mechanical advantage of the cam lock and roll off the weapon. Firing a weapon with a heavy optic? The SIDELOK™ gets tighter if it needs to. This is pure mechanics; not a photographer’s quick detaching clamp like the other offerings on the market. The SIDELOK™ is also one of the slimmest mounts on the market. There is nothing in the way to snag on you, or interfere with your charging handle on a side-charging weapon platform.

KDG SIDELOK Mount 1

KDG SIDELOK Mount 1

This may not mean much to you if you are a user with 4 uppers for various mission profiles or uses. However, many of us and even many local LE agencies do not have the budget for mission specific uppers set up to go. With the SIDELOK™, you literally can pick and choose your mission, install your accessory in less than a second, and if installed in the same place it was zeroed, it will be on the mark.

KDG SIDELOK Mount 1

The first of the SIDELOK™ to be released is the SIDELOK™ specifically for the Aimpoint Patrol Rifle Optic (PRO); which is also compatible with the Aimpoint Comp M4 and the C3 models. The second is the universal picatinny SIDELOK™ Scope Riser. Don’t worry, the Aimpoint T1, T2, H1, and H2 model SIDELOK™ is on the way soon…. Stay tuned.

Please visit kineticdg.com for more information or email info@kineticdg.com for questions.

Recently I started a new build. It was centered around a few key components, the Rainier Arms Mod3 billet receiver set, Rainier Arms 16″ .223 Wylde barrel made from a Rock Creek Blank, the LANTAC USA E-BCG and the new Fortis Manufacturing 14″ REV II MLOK rail. I just recently finished this build and will begin the process of shooting and reviewing it. Until then I wanted to give you an initial impression of the new REV II MLOK rail.

I have used many Fortis Manufacturing REV rails over the past few years and really like them a lot. Lately Fortis has come out with a few new rails including the new REV II rails which look great. As you would assume they are a modified version of the original REV rail that deletes the bottom picatinny rail section and forward side rail sections for a super sleek design, lighter weight and more flexibility in mounting your KeyMod or MLOK accessories. 

Fortis REV II MLOK 1

INSTALLATION

The REV II rails mount directly to a Mil Spec AR-15 barrel nut with a rock solid clamp just like the original REV rail. This type of mount is great for a few reasons. One, it creates an insanely solid union between the upper and rail. It also makes it easier for users to upgrade from the standard plastic “Glacier Guard” or other hand guards that use a Delta Ring as they will not need any armorers tools to remove the old barrel nut and install a proprietary barrel nut. Just cut the Delta Ring off, remove the spring, install your low profile gas block and your REV II rail will be on in minutes. Installation of accessories can be done while the rail is installed but can be done much easier by quickly removing the rail instead of installing them while on the rifle.

Fortis REV II MLOK 1

Fortis REV II MLOK 1

Fortis REV II MLOK 1

FIT AND FINISH

Fit and finish on the Fortis Manufacturing rails is second to none with a very nice dark black Type III Hard Coat Anodizing, smooth edges and aggressive lines. Not to mention they just look stinking sexy! As you can see in the picture below I also used the Fortis Manufacturing Low Profile Gas Block which looks great with its similar lines.

Fortis REV II MLOK 1

Fortis REV II MLOK 1

FINAL THOUGHTS

Overall I am very impressed with the Fortis Manufacturing REV II rail and would put them very high on the “Recommended List”. They offer these in both KeyMod and MLOK versions all the way from 7″ long to 14″ long.  So far there really isn’t anything I would say I don’t like about the rail. One note I would make is that anti-rotation tabs are a great feature but as you may already know, not all  billet uppers will accommodate them unless they manufacture of that upper has designed it to work with a rial with anti-rotation tabs. This is not an issue with the rail but more of an issue with manufacturers of billet uppers. The Fortis Billet Upper and Rainier Arms Billet Upper work great with them and many others will too. Check out the entire build below. Once I’ve had some time behind the trigger on this build I will update with more reviews on the different components.

Fortis REV II MLOK 1

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