Badrock Tactical is a newer AR manufacturer but that isn’t stopping them from already turning some heads. I recently had a chance to speak with the owner of Badrock Tactical and with a business model aimed at making high quality AR-15 and AR-10 components and complete rifles at an incredible price point, I felt it would be awesome to introduce them to those of you who read and follow AR15NEWS.
Badrock Tactical recently teamed up with the talented people over at Juggernaut Tactical to start making their billet receivers sets and it has turned into an awesome partnership. Juggernaut Tactical is well known for their Rogue M1A Chassis plus some awesome 80% receivers and jigs. Badrock Tactical will use a similar set to the JT receivers for their rifles and they really make an extremely sweet looking build. The billet receiver sets are priced awesome as well at just $329 for AR-15 and $399 for AR-10 billet sets.
The builds they put together are nothing short of breathtaking. They have styles to fit just about any shooter, including for those who like a little bling. They’ve literally gone through each rifle they offer and upgraded everything possible including Ambi Bolt Catches from Phase 5, PWS Enhanced Buffer Tubes, JP Silent Capture Buffer Springs and either Timney or Geissle Trigger Systems with several hand guard options and price ranges starting in the $1,800 range including custom Cerakote finishes. They will also be working with Juggernaut Tactical to make “less enhanced” rifles to market that will be more in the $1,300 range but still feature mil spec internals, the same billet receiver set, free float rail system, etc.
In Short, Badrock Tactical is a company to keep an eye on. They have some great stuff coming in the near future and appear to know a thing or two about creating some great looking rifles. In case you were wondering, I didn’t get paid to do this article (never have and never will sell article space) nor did I feel that I had to write this article. I wanted to do it because they have something different about them that I really like. Hopefully you love learning about new companies like I do and I hope to be able to work with Badrock Tactical more in the future to bring you new products and deals, etc. Speaking of deals, I almost forgot that Badrock Tactical wanted to offer a special 10% discount code to our readers. Use the code “AR15NEWS” now through Tuesday [7/22/14] at www.BadrockTactical.com.
You can also follow Badrock Tactical on Facebook to get constant updates on their product line.
Now this is something I’m excited about. Rainier Arms (one of my favorite retailers) is coming out with a new version of their high quality Forged Lowers. The new lower will have the same features such as compatibility with the Battle Arms Development 45 degree selectors but will also add the A-DAC function from AXTS Weapons.
The A-DAC function is a right-hand bolt catch (integrated into the magazine release button). The A-DAC allows you to hold the magazine release button in (dropping the mag if one is inserted), pull the charging handle to the rear and lock the bolt back all at the same time. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I could care less about an ambi Bolt RELEASE. I want an ambi Bolt HOLD to help with increasing the speed of clearing malfunctions, etc. There really isn’t any other reason for you to manually hold the bolt open unless you’re clearing a malfunction or inspecting the weapon which in both cases you will want to remove the magazine. The A-DAC system is the perfect solution. Watch the following video that shows how the A-DAC system works.
The original Forged lower will still be available, if you don’t want or need this feature. The Mountain logo has also been added to the left side of the receiver.
Prices will be slightly higher for this version, but unknown at this time. Will be sure to update you as soon as these are available at www.RainierArms.com.
Big thanks to my buddy Rich for making the trip to Rainier Arms and sharing these cell phone pics with me. You can follow his professional photography work at UWone77 on Facebook.
Atomic Tactical is a company that I recently started following after seeing some of their stuff on Instagram. They sell a wide range of lowers, uppers, accessories, etc. Just yesterday they released their new Atomic Tactical Bravo Upper and it really caught my eye. The upper starts out with the stunning Atomic Tactical 14.5″ Cryo-Nitride Mid Length Fluted 5.56 barrel which they then add to a BCM Upper, BCM 13″ KMR rail, pinned BCM low profile gas block and a BCM MOD 1 comp that they pin and weld to the barrel to bring it to 16″ Overall Length. Their normal retail will be around $900 but they are offering the Atomic Tactical Bravo Upper for an introductory price of just $699. If you’re in the market for a sweet upper, this is one to check out. I know I want one. Purchase now at www.AtomicTactical.com.
Atomic Tactical Inc is proud to announce and introduce the ATI Bravo Upper Receiver Group. The ATI Bravo Upper Receiver is composed of only the highest quality components in the industry including a BCM A3 Stripped Upper Receiver w/ M4 feedramps, BCM 13″ KMR Free Float Keymod Rail System, BCM MOD 1 Tactical Compensator (pinned/welded 16″ OAL) and BCM .750 Low Profile Gas Block (pinned). The heart of our rifle is a custom profiled Atomic Tactical Inc. ‘Cryo-Nitride’ Series 14.5″ Mid-Length Fluted Barrel Assembly selected to meet the variety of needs for most shooting communities. All Upper Receiver Groups are assembled in house to our exacting specification with meticulous attention to detail and quality control. Gas block pinning service and pinning/welding of muzzle device is inlcuded standard on all receivers.
Atomic Tactical Inc. Cryo-Nitride 14.5″ Mid-Length Fluted Barrel Assemblies were developed to meet the demands of todays complex shooting environments. Manufactured for the best balance of dependability, wear & corrosion resistance, weight savings, heat dissipation, rigidity, shot to shot consistency and accuracy our 14.5″ Cryo-Nitride Barrels are an industry first and have proven their versatility and balance.
Click Here to Order: http://www.atomictactical.com/atomic-tactical-inc-bravo-upper-receiver-assembly/
The Noveske KX3, also commonly known as the Flaming Pig, has been an extremely popular muzzle device for a while now. The only downside was you couldn’t fit it underneath the Noveske NSR rail system or many other rail system. After I’m sure thousands of requests to make a slimmer version, Noveske unveiled the new KX5. The KX5 will now fit under most rail systems including the Noveske NSR. At first they KX5 was only available in 5.56 but we knew the 7.62 version was coming. Just yesterday Noveske added the 7.62 KX5’s to the website so you can now snag a few for yourself. If you’ve been waiting for a 7.62 KX5, be sure to jump on these now while they’re in-stock at www.ShopNoveske.com.
2 Vet’s Arms has just released their new .308 rifle. They are calling it the 308 Special Purpose Rifle. The 2 Vet’s Arms 308 SPR features a full billet receiver set including an ambi side charging upper, 18″ full fluted 416R Stainless match grade barrel with Black Nitride finish, 3.5lb UltraMatch trigger, 15″ Free Floating Modular Handguard and B5 Systems stock and grip. You’re looking at a sub-MOA rifle for sure that is pretty much just begging for an optic and bipod so it can get to work. No one will be surprised about the quality or accuracy of this rifle but what you might be surprised to know is that this rifle is being sold for just $1,875 (without optics, suppressor and bipod) which is an awesome price point. Check out the pics and details below, then head on over to 2VetsArms.com for ordering info.
Receivers: 2VA-10 7075T6 Matched
Trigger: Single Stage 3.5 Ultra Match
Stock: B5 Systems Bravo
Handguard: 15″ lightweight free float tube with modular attachment points
Barrel: 18″ full fluted 416R Stainless match grade barrel with Black Nitride finish
System: Ambidextrous Side Charging System, Ambidextrous Safety Selector
Weight: 7 lbs, 13 oz
2VA-10 7075T6 Matched set billet receivers, Ambidextrous Side Charging System, Ambidextrous Safety Selector, Single Stage 3.5 Ultra Match trigger, B5 Systems Bravo Collapsible buttstock, 15″ lightweight free float tube with modular attachment points, 18″ full fluted 416R Stainless match grade barrel with Black Nitride finish for longer barrel life, as well as better concealment in the field.
With the many options in the 7.62/.308 market, the 2VA-10 line of rifles fills the void between affordability and quality without sacrificing the reliability or accuracy that is demanded with today’s hunters and shooters. Withsub-MOA accuracy as a starting point, blending ergonomics, adaptability and value, we feel this rifle is a can’t miss.
LanTac USA, makers of the awesome Dragon muzzle brake have released their new promo video for the 7.62 Dragon and 7.62 Drakon brakes. The 7.62 Dragon is threaded for use on AR’s while the Drakon is threaded for use on the 7.62 AK platform. The video consists of some absolutely beautiful super slow motion shots that really show just how well the LanTac Dragon works. It’s pretty amazing actually. Read the press release and watch the video below.
Introducing the New LanTac 7.62 / .308 caliber Muzzle Brake and Drakon Brake for AK47 rifles.
With its unique Patent Pending design the LanTac Dragon delivers hugely efficient recoil and muzzle rise control. Our new video features three7.62 rifles in 7.62X51mm (.308), 7.62X39mm (Russian Short) & 7.62X35mm (300 Blackout) calibers being shot semi and full auto.
No Rigs or Jigs were used in the filming of this video, the only thing holding the rifle was the shooter.
Ammunition used: 7.62X51mm (.308) PPU 145Gr FMJ 7.62X39 (Russian Short) PPU 123Gr FMJ 7.62X35mm (300 Blackout) Hornady 208Gr A-MAX (300 Whisper) Together with Handloaded 220Gr SMK, 9.8 Grains H110 powder.
Full Rifle Specs: 7.62X51mm (.308) DPMS 16” Barrel AP4 Rifle. Samson Manufacturing 15” AR10 Evo Handguard. Magpul PRS Stock. Magpul 20Rnd 20LR PMAG. Magpul MOE+ Grip. LANTAC DGN762B Muzzle Brake. Elcan Specter 1.5-6X DR Scope. Trijicon RMR 06 45 degree backup red dot sight. Troy Front and Rear Folding Battle Sights. Harris 6-9 Swivel Bipod. LaRue LT130 Bipod Mount. Battle Arms Ambi Selector.
7.62X39mm (Russian Short) East German stamped select fire receiver 13” Barrel. LANTAC DGNAK47B Drakon Brake. Magpul AK Grip. Krebs Custom Quad Rail. Parabellum Armament dust cover rail. Troy micro front and full size rear Battle Sights. Surfire X300 Weaponlight with XT07 tape switch. ACE Folding Stock System. Magpul CTR Stock and Riser. Trijicon SRS 01 Red Dot Sight. Standard 30Rnd AK Magazine.
7.62X35mm (300 Blackout) LanTac Select Fire Battle Raven with 7.5” Barrel and match chamber. LANTAC DGN762B Dragon Muzzle Brake LanTac 7” Freefloat Handguard Troy Front & Rear Battle Sights. Vortex Viper PST 1-4 Sight in Vortex QD Mount. Magpul MOE+ Grip. Magpul CTR Stock. Surefire M720V RAID Weaponlight. Magpul AFG foregrip. Battle Arms Development Ambi Selector.
Clothing: Condor Troops Direct Cap. MSA Sordin Electronic Ear Defenders (Basic Model). ESS 5B Ballistic Glasses. Condor Summit Softshell Jacket. FrogLube & Troops Direct Patches. Mechanix M-Pact Tan Gloves. Crye Precision Multicam Pants. Bates Delta 9 Desert Tan Boots with ICS.
All rifles have been pre-treated with FrogLube and FrogLube CLP is the only cleaner lubricant we recommend.
AIM Surplus has the Faxon Firearms 16″ Mid Length 5.56 NATO barrels in-stock. They are made from 4150 Chromoly that is then QPQ Nitride finished. The barrel has a SOCOM profile and M4 Feed Ramps as well. Faxon Firearms is well known for their high quality ARAK-21 self contained piston upper and people are quickly taking note of their very nice, inexpensive AR-15 barrels. AIM Surplus has these on sale for just $139 plus you get FREE SHIPPING. Now that’s an awesome deal! Purchase now at www.AIMSurplus.com.
– Barrel Material: 4150 Chromoly
– Barrel Type: Button Rifled
– Barrel Caliber: 5.56 NATO
– Barrel Twist: 1:8
– Barrel Length: 16″
– Barrel Profile: SOCOM
– Barrel Gas System: Mid Length
– Inside Finish: QPQ Nitride
– Outside Finish: QPQ Nitride
– Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
– Gas Block Diameter: .750″
– Gas Port Diameter: .081″
– Barrel Extension: M4
– Weight: 1.65 lbs
I’ve been handling one of the new Brownells BVL-530 flashlights for some time now and have been very pleased with it so far. It has a great size at just 5.5 inches long and boasts a 530 lumen output. It also has a removable pocket clip and lanyard ring. The battery compartment is double o-ring sealed and the light end has a large o-ring as well making it waterproof. This light is already a great bargain at its usual price of just $79.95 but today only they are selling them for $59.95. If you’re looking for a nice light that won’t break the bank, check out the BVL-530 info below, then head on over to www.Brownells.com.
The compact, amazingly powerful BVL530 is the light to have when you need emergency or supplemental lighting. At less than 5-1/2″ long, it’s small enough to go with you everywhere, so you’ll have it whenever you need it. Don’t be deceived by the size – the BVL530 delivers power that belies its small stature. An ultra-reliable, shockproof, CREE® XM-L2 LED emitter gives an astonishing 530 lumens maximum output that will illuminate the darkest corners. The Low (175 lumen) mode is brighter than “high” mode on a lot of other lights, and there’s a power-saving Ultra-Low (13 lumen) mode, too. High mode can be set to steady-on or strobe. Change modes by hitting a simple sequence of “clicks” on the sealed rubber tailcap switch.
All this power sticks around, too: you get up to 2.5 hours continuous output in High mode, and an amazing 9 hours in Low.
The rugged, machined aluminum body is 1” wide, so it’ll fit a lot of popular gun mounts, and O-ring sealed to make it waterproof. It’s topped with a stainless steel “strike” bezel for emergency self-defense. The light runs on two readily available CR-123A lithium batteries (not included) because so many law enforcement, military, and civilian shooters already have devices that use those.
Includes accessories to help you customize your BVL530 to your needs: a spring-steel pocket clip and a free-spinning lanyard loop that rotates a full 360° so the lanyard (also included) won’t get tangled. There’s a silicone rubber ring that slides over the body to serve as a finger stop when employing the popular “syringe” grip technique. All of these items are easily installed and removed as you need them.
Just a few weeks after we recognized the 9 year anniversary of Operation Red Wings, the eleven Navy SEALs and eight Army Night Stalkers who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country, the family of SEAL Matthew Axelson, have released the much anticipated Axe Tribute Rifle. The Axe Tribute Rifle was built to honor Matt Axelson and all who lost their lives during Operation Red Wings on June 28, 2005. There will only be less than 100 of these rifles sold and a portion of the profits will go towards funding different charities that the Axelson family and Axelson Tactical work with.
The rifle itself is an absolutely beautiful SPR featuring an 18″ SIONICS Weapon Systems SPR barrel, Geissele Automatics SMR MKII rail and SSA-E trigger, Battle Arms Development ambi selector and EPS pins, Battle Comp, Magpul MBUS Pro sights, B5 Systems Enhanced SOPMOD stock and the list goes on.
The Upper and Lower receivers have special engravings on them and will be numbered from AXE01 to AXE99. Each rifle is hand assembled by SIONICS Weapon Systems and will feature a 3 color Cerakote camo that is done by hand to give each rifle a unique pattern.
All Axe Tribute Rifles will come in a Pelican hard case with an engraved wood box which will contain a set of special challenge coins that tell the story of Operation Red Wings. Matt’s personal Challenge Coin will have a serial number that matches the rifle it is paired with. There will be two Spartan 01 missing man patches with it as well.
The Axe Tribute Rifle should appeal to all ranges of users. Whether a casual collector, backyard plinker or hard core shooter, this rifle will get the job done and you can know your purchase is going to help support some great charities. For more information regarding the Axe Tribute Rifle or to purchase one for yourself, head on over to www.AxelsonTactical.com.
Fortis Manufacturing is always coming up with some very cool designs for their new products and their new KeyMod Rail Sections are no different. The whole idea for KeyMod was to be a direct attachment system for accessories but there are so many 1913 compatible accessories and not enough KeyMod direct attach accessories so manufacturers have to make 1913 rail sections that mount to a KeyMod rail. Pretty funny, right!? Well the cool part is it does make the placement of the rail sections modular and you don’t have to use a complete Quad rail which saves weight. Fortis just introduced their new KeyMod 1913 Rail Sections but did something pretty cool to set theirs apart from other similar options on the market. They hid the attachment screws inside of the rail, eliminating any signs of the screw head. This is not major big news or anything but it does look pretty sweet. If you’re looking for a rail section for your KeyMod handguard, give the Fortis Mfg KeyMod Rail Section a look.
Fortis designed their rail pieces with a self contained assembly that has no visible signs of the screw head. Available in three different lengths. Features: • Material: Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum • Finish: Military Specification Type III Hard Coat Anodized • Lengths: 4 slot – 2.3″, 8 slot – 4″, 12 slot – 5.5″ (Small, Medium, Large) • Made to the Mil-Standard 1913 pictatinny specifications • Fits all KeyMod mounting surfaces • Made in the USA!
The Fortis Mfg KeyMod rail sections are available for purchase only on www.REVOLVR.com or on the REVOLVR App for Android devices.