Seekins Precision had a great showing at SHOT Show 2015. Not only did they show off a great lineup of new complete rifles including their new SP10 .308 but they also introduced multiple new products such as the Seekins Precision 60/90 Ambi Safety and K20 Incline Grip. They also announced that they would be adding M-LOK as an option for the SP3R and MCSR rails. Check out the video and pics below.
Photos by Triple Bravo
Mega Arms already introduced quite a few new products at SHOT Show this year but there were a few additional pieces that were just introduced or we didn’t really cover as close as we’d like to. For instance, Mega Arms just introduced a new pair of 5.56 SBR barrels (10.5″ and 14.5″) as well as a two new 300BLK barrels (10.5″ and 16″).
In case you missed it, here are our new SBR barrels, available in 10.5 and 14.5 in 556 NATO. 300 BLACKOUT is available for the first time in 10.5 and 16 barrel. MSRP on the 10.5s is $222.
They’ve also added an M-LOK version of the popular MKM MATEN upper. Mega Arms will be adding M-LOK across all platforms in addition to their current KeyMod offerings.
Mega Arms is excited to announce our new line of M-Lok AR-15 and MATEN/AR-10 hand guards and upper receivers. Firstly we have the new M-Lok versions of the MKM. Expect them to be in the same sizes, same platforms and at a similar price point as the KeyMod versions. Next up you will notice the new Wedge Lock free float Mil Spec AR-15 M-Lok hand guard. This all new product is made from 7075 and comes with a titanium barrel nut. Expect a variety of lengths, a MATEN/AR-10 version and a KeyMod variation in 2015. Pricing TBA. For those of you who have noticed a missing item in this group fear not, an M-Lok version of our venerable Megalithic Tactical System, or MTS, is also coming in 2015. An M-Lok version of the new Remington 700 chassis system is also planned. Expect to see the first of our new product at dealers by the end of the first quarter, 2015.
Lastly is the new Mega Arms Wedge Lock Handguard. Made from 7-series Aluminum with a Titanium barrel nut. Looks like it will mate up very nicely with a Mega Arms upper but will also work with any Mil-Spec upper as well. Gonna have to give one of these a try for sure.
This is the new Mega Arms WEDGE LOCK handguard!
– Cutting edge new design Ultra strong and lightweight. Simple one screw fastening system.
– Made from 7075 extruded aluminum
– Titanium barrel nut
– Black Nitrided wedge system
– Compatible with any Mil-Spec upper.
– Includes handguard and comes with wedge system, titanium barrel nut, assembly tools, one M-LOK or KeyMod rail.
Definitely keep an eye on Mega Arms this year. Lots of awesome new products and super high quality as always.
One of the biggest surprises of late 2014 was the explosion of SI Defense onto the scene. SI Defense has been around for quite some time but they came out with their new Ambi .308 billet receivers with “mirrored” ambi controls and these things are amazing. I actually just saw a picture of the new 5.56 billet set with the exact same ambi controls and can’t wait for its release as well. No video to share on this one but here are a few photos of Steve shooting the SI Defense .308 rifle during the industry range day at SHOT Show 2015.
Larry Lasky of FrogLube talks about their new Super Degreaser that will be available as well as what FrogLube is doing to promote the shooting sports industry. Check out the video below.
The guys got to stop by the CMC Triggers booth to chat with Jack about CMC Triggers and what they have coming for 2015. I’m sure all you AK guys are excited about the new CMC Trigger that will be coming out very soon. Check out the video below.
Faxon Firearms has some awesome new stuff coming out this year including their new .308 rifle called the ARAK-31. The ARAK-31 is a fully ambidextrous rifle where you can even switch between left or right ejection. They also will be releasing a new 7.62×39 version of the ARAK-21 upper which should be another great addition to the lineup. Steve Coulston interviewed the man behind the curtain at Faxon Firearms, Bob Faxon, who shows off some of their newest products.
Bentwood Gunsmithing is a company that has partnered up with Battle Arms Development who are providing the custom designed receivers, buttstock, titanium gas block, titanium pivot & takedown pin set, lightweight safety selector, enhanced magazine release, lightweight bolt catch, titanium pistol grip screw, etc. 95%+ of the rifle components are custom and made specifically for the O.I.P (Ounces Is Pounds) but 99% Mil-Spec compatible. The sight is Aimpoint H1 on Fortis F1 Mount & Custom Built Light/Adapter. It is actually down to about 3.8 lbs now.
Only 100 of these beautiful rifles will be built each year. You can find out more at www.BentwoodGunsmithing.com
If you haven’t been following Battle Arms Development, there has never been a better time to start than now. This is one of the companies I will personally be following very closely this year. Up until now they have been most notably known for their absolutely bomb proof Ambi Safety Selectors. They recently started to push their creative ideas and love of high quality components into other AR components which have turned out to be amazing. Their new lightweight billet receiver set for instance is on my personal list of future purchases. Check out these videos and pics below.
Here’s a great video of my buddy Steve Coulston interviewing Jason Curns, Firearms Manager of Mega Arms. Mega Arms has some really awesome stuff coming out this year including the new 700 Chassis, Free Float Quad Rail for all AR-15’s, M-LOK components, etc. Check out the video below and be sure to keep an eye on Mega Arms.
Video courtesy of CrossFire
For a while now the main thing that has been missing from the whole KeyMod and M-LOK rail push is companies that were willing to create direct mount products for these systems…and that is understandable when you think about how fast this industry moves from one new solution to another. Look how fast M-LOK has taken off because its backed by Magpul. Up until now most companies have been making adapters for existing products such rail sections that allow you to attach a 1913 picatinny product, a light ring for adding a light, etc. This mindset kind of goes against the whole “new attachment method” thought process which should create products that attach directly to the rail without the need for adapters thus reducing weight, cost, etc.
Well, today I am proud to announce a new partnership between two very respected companies in the industry that have come together to create an amazing new product. Elzetta Design, makers of the toughest and highest quality flashlights known to man and Impact Weapons Components, one of the most innovative Mount and Accessory manufacturers have partnered up together to introduce the new MINICQB which combines their new ALPHA light and IWC’s modular light mounts into a weapon light. This is a true “Direct Attach” Weapon Light.
The new MINICQB Weapon Light features all of the same specs as the original Elzetta ALPHA single cell flashlight including 315 lumen output from a single CR123 battery and Elzetta’s Momentary, twist on tailcap with the others tailcap options available. The ALPHA is designed specifically as a CQB or Close Quarters Battle light producing a “wall of light” intended for room clearing and close encounters within 50 yards. The proven IWC mount arm is machined from the same piece of billet aluminum as the light body itself making a much stronger union than using the typical adapter style mount.
Now this is where things get REALLY interesting. The MINICQB incorporates Impact Weapons Components new KML mount technology which basically means Keymod & M-LOK compatible. That’s right. No longer do you have to decide “Do I buy this for my KeyMod rail or should I go with the M-LOK version for my new M-LOK rail?”. This KML system is awesome. I’ve attached the MINICQB on both a Geissele SMR MK8 M-LOK rail and on my Rainier Arms FORCE Mod2 KeyMod rail (shown below) and it works amazingly well. To switch between KeyMod and M-LOK you just simply unthread the reversible nuts, turn them around and thread them back on. The MINICQB will also be available with a 1913 Picatinny Rail Mount as well.
To give you some comparison information, the MINICQB Picatinny version weighs just 4.5oz and the KML (KeyMod / M-LOK) version weighs just 4.7oz. A SureFire M300 without a mount weighs 4.8oz and an Inforce WML without KeyMod or M-LOK adapter weighs 3.1oz.
I’ve had my MINICQB for about 5 days now and am super impressed with it. The direct attachment makes it feel as if the Light is actually part of the weapon instead of an added on piece. The design of the mount keeps the light very close to the rail for a nice low profile design. Having an Elzetta flashlight with the IWC KML mounting technology is about as awesome as it gets.
The pricing for the new MINICQB is very reasonable as well with the 1913 rail mount version retailing at just $205 and the KML M-LOK / KeyMod mount version retailing for just $230. Once you purchase your MINICQB you will also be able to purchase the hardware for the other mount style. So if you buy the KML version you can purchase the 1913 cap and screws to give you a truly universal mounting system.
The new MINICQB Flashlight should be available today at www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com. Don’t forget that you can use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout to save yourself 5% off your order.