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Angstadt Arms New 5.5″ Handguards Now Available

The following is a Press Release from Angstadt Arms:

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The Angstadt Arms UDP Series 5.5″ handguard is now available at the introductory price of $155 shipped. That’s a $30 savings off the regular price. Price is good through this weekend (5/21/17).

Features:

  • Compatible with both .223/5.56 and 9mm
  • Free float, 7 sided design that allows for 45 degree offset mounting options
  • M-LOK® mounting interface on 7 sides and 2 QD swivel mounting points
  • Special design allows for a super slim profile that still allows sound suppressors 1.39″ in diameter and smaller to tuck inside of the handguard when used with an exact length 6” barrel.

Angstadt Arms UDP 5.5 001

UDP Series 5.5” M-LOK® handguard. Compatible with .223/5.56 and 9mm calibers. Shown with their 6″ barrel.

Angstadt Arms UDP 5.5 002

Pickup the new UDP series 5.5″ handguard this weekend for only $155 Shipped!

Press Release – New .308 Pencil Barrels from Faxon Firearms

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The following is a press release from Faxon Firearms:
(CINCINNATI, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of Faxon’s famed Pencil profile barrels for the .308 Winchester. The new .308 Winchester pencil barrels are the lightest available for the caliber, yet maintain maximum versatility for all applications.
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Developed upon Faxon’s the solid foundation of 5.56 pencil barrels,the .308 Winchester Pencil barrels focus on lightweight performance for the AR10 platform. The 16” and 18” rifle barrels are each less than 2 lbs. The 20” model is only 2.07 lbs.
The barrels feature a 1/10 twist, rifled 100% in-house by Faxon under our numerous quality certifications. For maximum versatility, the barrels are chambered in .308 Winchester and feature concentric 5/8×24 threads with a relieved shoulder capped off with an 11-degree target crown. All .308 Winchester barrels are manufactured from certified military-grade gun-barrel quality 4150 steel and are individually magnetic particle inspected for safety.
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“.308 ARs have historically been heavy weapons,” stated Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product Management. “Faxon wants to continue challenging that paradigm through its pencil profile. With these barrels, sub 5lbs battle rifles are within reach.”
The new .308 Winchester pencil barrels are available today from Faxon and its dealer network. MSRP is $259, $269, and $279 for 16”, 18”, and 20”, respectively.
Faxon 308 Pencil 003
16″, PENCIL, .308 WIN, Mid-Length, 4150 QPQ
  • Barrel Material: 4150 GBQ
  • Barrel Caliber: .308 WIN
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10
  • Barrel Length: 16”
  • Barrel Profile: PENCIL
  • Barrel Gas System: Mid
  • Inside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  • Outside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
  • Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  • Gas Port Diameter: .081″
  • Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1″
  • Barrel Extension: LR-308 (DPMS Compatible)
  • Weight: 1.78 lbs
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected!
  • 11-degree Target Crown
18″, PENCIL, .308 WIN, Rifle-Length, 4150 QPQ
  • Barrel Material: 4150 GBQ
  • Barrel Caliber: .308 WIN
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10
  • Barrel Length: 18”
  • Barrel Profile: PENCIL
  • Barrel Gas System: Rifle
  • Inside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  • Outside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
  • Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  • Gas Port Diameter: .093″

For more information, please visit Faxon Firearms at http://faxonfirearms.com/

Faxon Firearms Announces Sub 1 Pound 10.5” Pencil Barrel

The following is a Press Release from Faxon Firearms:
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(CINCINNATI, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of the new 10.5” Pencil barrel chambered in 5.56 NATO. The new 10.5” pencil barrel clocks in at less than 1 pound, focusing on maximum maneuverability and versatility for any pistol or SBR platform.
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Focusing on removing all possible weight, the 10.5” Pencil barrel is formally rated at .9 lbs. including the barrel extension. The barrel is set up for standard carbine length gas systems, using a .625” diameter gas block journal, 1.1” in length – ideal for low-profile and light weight gas blocks.
The barrels feature a 1/8 twist, conventionally rifled 100% in-house by Faxon under our numerous quality certifications. For maximum versatility, the barrels are chambered in 5.56 NATO and feature concentric 1/2×28 threads with a relieved shoulder. The 4150 certified gun barrel quality steel is individually magnetic particle inspected and finished with a durable and resilient nitride.
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“We are thrilled to continue expanding our pencil barrel product line with the 10.5,” stated Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product Management. “Our pencil barrels are the lightest in the industry and with the 10.5” we have set another benchmark in ultralight performance.”
The 10.5” pencil barrel is available today and shipping now to Faxon’s dealers and OEM customers. MSRP is $159.00. New dealer and OEM inquiries are welcome.
10.5” Pencil Barrel Specifications
  • Barrel Material: 4150 Certified Gun Barrel Quality Steel, Triple Stress Relieved
  • Barrel Type: Button Rifled
  • Barrel Caliber: 5.56
  • Barrel Twist: 1:8
  • Barrel Length: 10.5″
  • Barrel Profile: Pencil
  • Barrel Gas System: Carbine
  • Inside Finish: Nitride
  • Outside Finish: Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
  • Gas Block Diameter: .625″
  • Gas Port Diameter: .081″
  • Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1″
  • Barrel Extension: M4
  • Weight: .9 lbs.
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected
  • 11-degree Target Crown
About Faxon Firearms:
Faxon Firearms is a leader in constant evolution in the firearms marketplace focusing on US-made quality and innovation. From the ARAK platform, GUNNER & FLAME barrels, upper receivers, and an ever-expanding portfolio of innovative accessories, Faxon offers quality complete rifle systems and components. New dealers and OEM accounts are welcome.

FightLite® Announces Jesse James Firearms License Agreement

The following is a Press Release from FightLite® Industries:

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(Melbourne, FL) April 27, 2017 – FightLite® Industries, the small arms division of ARES Defense Systems® Inc. is pleased to announce that Jesse James Firearms Unlimited, LLC entered into a non-exclusive License Agreement with ARES Defense Systems, Inc. at the beginning of 2017 that grants Jesse James (JJFU) certain rights to manufacture firearms under a patent owned by ARES Defense.

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Under the general terms of the Agreement, Jesse James is licensed and authorized by ARES Defense to manufacture and sell rifles that rely on some of the technology and the patent common to the ARES Defense and FightLite Industries SCR® (Sport Configurable Rifle).

“Jesse James has a very unique and creative style to his artwork and products whether they’re motorcycles, cutlery or firearms. So when he approached us with an interest in building rifles that rely on our patent and technology, we were very excited to see what custom models he would come up with and we haven’t been disappointed with the rifle that he calls the “Nomad Califas” first introduced at SHOT Show 2017” said Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO. “Jesse’s selection of materials, product styling and attention to detail is second to none in the custom firearms world as expressed by his many beautiful creations such as his “Skulls” Cisco Especial, “Kingdom of Shadows” Cisco 1911 and most recently his “Bishop” Cisco 1911 pistols set in their custom live edge presentation box. It will be exciting to watch the custom series of Nomad Califas rifles evolve from his imagination and into finished pieces of art that you can still take to the outdoors and shoot.”

About FightLite® Industries

FightLite® Industries is the small arms division of ARES Defense Systems® Inc., a privately held company that designs and manufactures lightweight and technologically advanced firearms and firearm accessories for Military, Law Enforcement, US civilian shooters and Foreign Governments.

Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, FightLite® Industries is equipped with state-of-the-art CNC machining centers, 3-D solid-modeling and manufacturing CAD/CAM systems, a dedicated quality control department and an experienced manufacturing team that is committed to developing and manufacturing superior products for its customers.  Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, FightLite® products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra-modern facility by a highly skilled workforce.

To learn more about FightLite® Industries visit www.FightLite.com.  Follow FightLite® Industries on Facebook at facebook.com/FightLite , on Twitter @FightLite and on Instagram @FightLite.Industries.

FightLite® Industries is partnered with Defense Marketing Group who assists with promotion of the FightLite® brand through various channels of social media. For social media inquiries, please contact Ben Wentzel at ben@defensemk.com.

Notice: FightLite®, ARES Defense Systems®, MCR® and SCR® are registered trademarks of ARES Defense Systems® Inc.

FN Launches the FN 509 Striker-Fired 9mm Handgun

The following is a Press Release from FN:

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(McLean, VA – April 17, 2017) FN America, LLC is excited to announce the launch of the FN 509™, an all-new 9mm striker-fired pistol. The FN 509 was born out of the company’s effort to produce a contender for the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition and has been further enhanced to meet the needs of U.S. law enforcement and commercial customers.

“When the requirements for MHS were released, our team of engineers immediately went to work, taking the successful elements of the FNS Compact and further developing those to meet the needs of the U.S. Army’s solicitation for a new, full-size pistol,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO of FN America, LLC. “Between the submission of MHS and the commercial release of the FN509, we have worked with law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. and captured on-site feedback that we used to further optimize the pistol to far exceed the expectations of our valued customers.”

Built on the proven architecture of the FNS™ Compact, FN made changes internally and externally to meet the rigorous performance standards of the MHS requirements and further developed the platform into the FN 509™ with help from industry experts. Over the course of development, the platform has been tested extensively for reliability, ammunition compatibility and durability – totaling more than 1 million rounds.

Aesthetic changes to the platform include the aggressive cocking serrations, enhanced grip textures, guarded controls and recessed target crown on the barrel. Critical internal components were completely redesigned to ensure maximum performance to meet FN’s demanding standards. The FN 509 is currently shipping to FN distributors in two commercial SKUs, available at retail in early May, and two law enforcement SKUs, available in early June. Other options like manual safety models will be made available at a future date. For product specifications, please see Figure 1.

To see the new FN 509 in person, visit the FN Booth (#2429) at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings, held April 28 – 30, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. To read more on the design and development of the FN 509 or to find a dealer near you, please visit fnamerica.com.

Figure 1; Product specifications. 

Designation:FN 509
Caliber:9mm
Safety:Non-manual; internal, passive safeties
Sights:Fixed 3-dot luminescent sights;
Fixed 3-dot night sights (LE only)
Operation:Striker; DAO
Trigger Pull:5.5 – 7.5 pounds
Capacity:10- or 17-rounds
Weight:26.9 ounces
Barrel Length:4 inches
Overall Length:7.4 inches
MSRP:$649

Aimpoint Receives U.S. Army Contract for Optical Sights

The following is a Press Release from Aimpoint:

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Manassas, VA – March 22, 2017Aimpoint, the worldwide leader in reflex sight technology, has been awarded a contract for supply of 30,000 M68 Close Combat Optics (M68CCO) to the U.S. Army. The Aimpoint CompM4s sight is type-classified as the M68CCO when used by the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. These sights will be supplied with a killFlash® anti-reflection device, rubber lens covers, and adapters which allow the sights to be deployed on all versions of the M16 rifle, M4 Carbine, and light machineguns such as the M240 and M249.
“Aimpoint has been a trusted supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces since 1997. With the troops counting on us to build the best sights in the world, it’s a job we all take very seriously,” said Brian Lisankie, President of Aimpoint Inc. “The CompM4s is the standard by which all other reflex sights are measured. These optics are designed to function with complete reliability and accuracy under the harshest conditions, and do so with near-legendary levels of ruggedness and dependability.”
Aimpoint produces a complete line of high quality reflex sights for use by military, law enforcement, hunters, and sport shooters. The company also produces electronic fire control systems for use on crew-served weapons. For more information on Aimpoint products, please visit the company’s webpage: www.aimpoint.com.

Tyrant Designs CNC Mini-Vert Grip

The following is a Press Release from Tyrant Designs CNC:

Tyrant Designs CNC , an industry leader in high-end aftermarket AR  grips is only a few weeks away from releasing their first ever AR vertical grip! So far they are only calling it the Mini Vert Grip. The dimensions are roughly 3” L x .8” W and is directly compatible with M-LOK and KeyMod. The 3” in length is almost an inch shorter than most vertical grips, Tyrant instead utilizing an elongated lip at the bottom, allowing the operator the option of either tucking their pinky behind, or resting the finger on top. It is said to weigh around 2 ounces, but no official number has been recorded. Tyrant Designs also mentioned that this will be their most affordable product to date, and the price point will be very competitive with other vertical grips.

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“This is something that we have been slowly working on for some time now. There are some great vertical grips out there, and we did not want to release just a ‘me too’ product. The mini vert is lightweight and shorter than most vert grips. That translates into less hanging mass on the operators rifle while still giving them the added control a vertical grip offers. ”

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Tyrant Designs CNC is an AR accessories manufacturer based just outside of Chicago. They have had several successful designs for AR pistol grips and are releasing their line of vertical grips and handstops next month.

Tyrant Designs CNC, LLC
10134 Pacific Ave
Franklin Park, Il 60131
http://www.tyrantcnc.com/

Press Release – Aero Precision February Builder Sets

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Aero Precision has announced their February Builders Set, which is a limited release, one time finish of Cobalt Cerakote on the M4E1 (AR15) platform.

 The package includes:

  • M4E1 Upper Receiver
  • Gen 2 AR15 Lower Receiver
  • 15” Enhanced Gen 2 Handguard (M-LOK or Keymod Available)
  • Billet Trigger Guard

The set MSRP’s for $399.99.

For more information and to purchase, please click HERE.

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Stag Arms to Introduce New Stag-10 and Stag-10S .308 Models at Shot Show 2017

The following is a Press Release from Stag Arms:

Stag Arms to Introduce New Stag-10 and Stag-10S .308

Models at Shot Show 2017
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Stag Arms LLC, manufacturer of the world’s first left-
handed MSR, is pleased to announce their entry into the .
308 platform with the Stag-10 and Stag-10S. These .308
models have been built with both the outdoorsman and
tactical operator in mind. Each model will carry Stag’s
industry leading lifetime transferable warranty and infinite
shot barrel guarantee.
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The Stag-10 and Stag-10S feature a QPQ Nitride BCG for corrosion resistance, a VG6 Gamma Compensator for maximum recoil mitigation, a lightweight Diamondhead VRST 308 Handguard with
Keymod mounting system for modular accessory mounting and a single stage trigger with Magpul enhanced trigger guard.
“Over the last 13 years, Stag has offered high quality, low cost rifles,” said Anthony Ash, President of Stag Arms. “The Stag-10 models will only reinforce that dedication to providing extraordinary craftsmanship at a great price point, and we offer our lifetime transferrable warranty to stand behind it.”
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The Stag-10 model features an 18” chrome lined barrel with a 1/10 twist for long range precision work and a Magpul Fixed Rifle Stock to provide the shooter with a stable cheek well and a consistent eye relief. The Stag-10S model features a 16” chrome lined barrel for easier rifle manipulation in close quarters while retaining accuracy out to distance, and a Magpul ACS buttstock to compliment the shorter barrel with adjustability and a cheek well.  Both models will be available in the coming months.
Visit Stag Arms at booth #20349 at Shot Show 2017 to see them firsthand. To learn more about each product go to www.stagarms.com.