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V Seven Weapon Systems .308 Magnesium Hyper-Light Handguards

For immediate release – Glendale, OR – V Seven Weapon Systems expands their line of Magnesium Hyper-Light Handguards to now include MLOK and KeyMod handguards for .308 (AR10/SR25) rifles.

With most .308 rifles weighing quite a bit more than their AR-15 counterpart, end users have been looking for ways to shed some weight wherever possible. The Hyper-Light family of hanguards are manufactured from a blended aluminum & magnesium alloy which yields an approximately 30% reduction in material weight compared to commonly used 6061 aluminum.

The 308 Hyper-Light Handguards are available in four different lengths which are 10.75”, 13.5”, 15” and 16.5” in both MLOK and KeyMod. The finish is a plasma deposition process that provides a tough ceramic-like coating with superior wear resistance compared to anodizing. Each 308 Hyper-Light Handguard comes with all required mounting hardware including a Grade 5 Titanium Barrel Nut, Barrel Nut Wrench and Screws.

For more information including weights for all rail lengths and additional photos, please follow the links below or give V Seven Weapons a call at 541-832-2179.

V Seven Weapon Systems 308 Magnesium Hyper-Light MLOK Handguard

V Seven Weapon Systems 308 Magnesium Hyper-Light KeyMod Handguard

Press Release – New .308 Pencil Barrels from Faxon Firearms

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.
Faxon 308 Pencil 001
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.
Faxon 308 Pencil 002
“.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/

SHOT 2017 – Mega Arms


Mega Arms announced their new line of .308 Wedgelock Handguards.  The .308 Wedgelock Handguards will fit DPMS patterned .308 Upper Receivers featuring the high profile.  There will be three lengths, 16 5/8″ (Mega Extended – MSRP $357), 14 5/8″ (Extended – MSRP $326) and 12 5/8″ (Rifle – MSRP $295).

SHOT Show 2017 - Mega Arms .308 Wedgelock Handguard 001-1000

These new rails are expected to begin shipping around the beginning of 2Q 2017.

For more information, please visit: http://www.megaarms.com/

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.

LANTAC .308/7.62X51MM Enhanced Full Auto Style Bolt Carrier Group NiB Coated

The following is a Press Release from LanTac-USA:

LANTAC E-BCG™, Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group.

AR10 Full Auto Style for increased mass and lock time.
Our new BCG is precision machined from 8620 Steel with a 9310 Precision Hard Ground, Magnetically Particle Inspected Bolt.
The entire carrier assembly is NiB, Electroless Nickel Boron coated with the patented, advanced UCT EXO process, unlike standard NiB coatings.

LanTac 308 EBCG 001

This offers extreme lubricity with a friction coefficient of .02 and surface hardness of 82-85 Rockwell C.

The carriers patent pending design features unique shrouded and forward facing gas ports that have also been re sized so that gas is vented differently to a standard carrier.

This results in a system that runs flatter with a smoother energy pulse.

LanTac 308 EBCG 002

In addition the system also runs cooler and cleaner, there is also less pressurization of the upper receiver when running a suppressed barrel.

The flared boss at the tail of the carrier enhances the BCG’s position within the buffer tube at the time of cycling and allows for a flatter more controlled reciprocation of the assembly.

LanTac 308 EBCG 003

All critical dimensions are hard turned / ground after heat treat.
All E-BCG’s feature the LANTAC CP-R360-H™ patent pending domed cam pin that is machined from 17-4PH Stainless Steel and hardened to H900 condition (45RC approx).

The ultra smooth head reduces wear within the upper receiver.
The BCG’s weight helps to increase lock time with smoother operation.

LanTac 308 EBCG 004

Gas keys are properly staked at four points and only grade 8 fasteners are used in assembly.

The E-BCG’s forward porting and unique shape assist in reducing pressurization inside the upper receiver that can be caused by short barrel rifles running suppressors.

LanTac 308 EBCG 005

However, it should be noted that the E-BCG™ is not a complete solution for this issue and all rifles are different. ‘Over Gassed’ guns will suffer to a larger extent from this problem.

LanTac 308 EBCG 006

Weight 1Lb 2.1oz
Forward Porting, Enlarged Vents.
Balanced flared boss.
8620 Carrier, Heat Treated, Hard Turned.
MPI 9310 Bolt, Hard Turned / Ground.
NiB UCT EXO Coating.
CP-R360-H Domed Cam Pin
Mil-Spec Gas Rings
Mil-Spec Staked Gas Key
Grade 8 Hardened Fasteners
All Hard Chrome surfaces are to MIL-STD-171
Lifetime Warranty.
Made in the USA

MSRP $345.00

Pre-Order now direct or through our Dealer/Distributor network


Daniel Defense Releases Highly Anticipated DD5V1 7.62 Rifle

The following is a Press Release from Daniel Defense:


Black Creek, GA- September 30, 2015. Daniel Defense—engineer and manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms, precision rail systems, and accessories—is proud to announce the release of its much anticipated rifle for the 7.62 x 51mm NATO (.308) cartridge. The new DD5V1 is a groundbreaking, performance-driven platform engineered from muzzle to buttstock. Incorporating over a decade of expertise from industry-leading Daniel Defense engineers and designers, the DD5V1establishes a whole new standard in the .308 platform.


“I couldn’t be happier with the way this rifle turned out,” said Daniel Defense President & CEO Marty Daniel. “Our engineers utilized existing technology where appropriate and developed entirely new designs when necessary to optimize the performance of this gold-standard rifle. Those who demand legendary Daniel Defense quality and the increased range and terminal ballistics of 7.62mm ammo are going to be very pleased with this rifle.”


With innovative features like a 4-bolt connection system, an optimized upper receiver, an improved bolt carrier group, ambidextrous controls, a configurable modular charging handle, and a cold-hammer-forged barrel, the DD5V1—although built around a traditional AR platform— establishes a new tradition in 7.62 rifles. It also features a Geissele SSA two-stage trigger for precise fire control. Even with all of these features, plus a DD Superior Suppression Device and 15” Picatinny top rail, the DD5V1 weighs only 8.3 lbs.
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The DD5V1 rifle has an MSRP of $2,899 and will be available for purchase beginning October 23rd from authorized Daniel Defense dealers or directly from Daniel Defense at danieldefense.com.


About Daniel Defense

Located in Black Creek, Georgia, Daniel Defense is a leading manufacturer of premium firearms, rail systems, and accessories. Its iconic brand remains unmatched in quality, precision and world-class customer service. President and CEO Marty Daniel founded Daniel Defense, which originally created rails and accessories for the AR-15 platform in small batches. Now, with two locations and a combined 137,000 square feet of manufacturing space, Daniel Defense continues to make the world’s leading firearms for civilian, law enforcement, and military customers.


For more information, visit www.danieldefense.com.

James Madison Tactical .308 Polymer Lower Intro Pricing

Rainier Arms is offering introductory pricing of the James Madison Tactical (JMT) .308 Polymer Lower Receiver and Jig at $124.95 (regular $139.95).

Key enhancements include:
  • Extended upper fire control box sections.
  • Upper left magazine well box section.
  • Webbed magazine wells L & R side (matched for MagPul) magazines.
  • Extended bolt release roll pin posts.
  • New JMT Gen2 logo markings.
  • DPMS Compliant

For more information on the lower and JMT, visit JMT’s webpage, CLICK HERE.

To order the JMT .308 Lower Receiver at the Introductory Price, visit Rainier Arms, CLICK HERE.

Manufacturer Spotlight – Fortis Manufacturing


Fortis Manufacturing, Inc

Strong, Powerful, Robust.  That is the definition of the Latin word “Fortis” and what Fortis Manufacturing, Inc. strives to achieve in producing innovate and steadfast products.  That sentiment is also included in their motto; “Strength by Design”.


Located in Washington State, Fortis Manufacturing, Inc. (FMI™) is aimed at providing a combination of “Operator” needed strength, exceptional design and aesthetics, while still offering their AR15/M16 product line at an affordable price.  FMI™ ensures that all of their products undergo a strenuous T&E process by real-world professionals prior to the product being considered for full production.  If the product has necessary design changes, further samples are redesigned, constructed, and sent back out for further testing.  The philosophy of FMI™ is to “ensure each product will meet or exceed the heavy demands of the professionals who use them.  FMI™ is proud that all of their manufactured parts are made in the United States of America, with the exception of their creative morale patches.

FMI™ offers a diverse accessory line for the AR15/M16 platforms that provide a practical and functional upgrade to a standard set-up.

Fortis Manufacturing 14 inch REV Rail and RED Muzzle Brake 002-1000
Fortis Manufacturing REV Rail (14″)

The Fortis REV™ series of Free Float Rail Systems,built out of aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum and finished with MIL-SPEC Type III hard coat anodization, surely stands out in the crowd.  With its sleek appearance and aggressive appearance, the REV™ is as versatile as it is attractive.  The REV™ is offered in varying lengths (7”, 9”, 12” and 14”) and features (Standard, 9” CAR Cutout and Mid-length FSP Cutout).   For an after-market rail system, the REV™ is one of the lightest options available with the 7” version coming in at 6.7 ounces and the 14” version weighing 11 ounces.  The one-piece body design offers strength and installation on an already installed barrel with standard barrel nut only requires the installation of four screws with an Allen wrench.  Some of the key features of the REV™ include KeyMod attachment points at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions, a contiguous top rail, an inside diameter of 1.340”, rotation limited QD sockets, and anti-rotational tabs that fits most MIL-SPEC forged uppers, though some slight modification may be required for some uppers.  Good news for gas piston system users, the REV™ is also piston compatible.  The 14” REV™ is also available in Magpul FDE Cerakote for an additional cost.  For the REV™ 9” CAR Cutout and MID FSP Cutout, if used with a FSP with bayonet lug, the lug will touch the bottom of the internal side of the rail.


Fortis Manufacturing Rail Attachment Point (RAP) 001-1000
Fortis Manufacturing Rail Attachment Point (RAP)

The Fortis RAP™ (Rail Attachment Point), made out of 6061 aluminum and hard coat anodized to a deep black finish, is a great solution for the needed attachment of a QD swivel to any MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny Rail, while offering an compact footprint that is barely noticeable.  The RAP™ QD socket is rotation limited and is offered either with or without a QD sling swivel.


Fortis Manufacturing Multi-Point Sling Adapter (MPSA) 001_1000

The Fortis MPSA™ (Multi-Point Sling Adapter) End Plate, built out of 6061 Aluminum and anodized in MIL-SPEC black, features both a quick detach socket and 1.25” loop sling attachment points.  It was designed to be used with carbine style buffer tubes for both the AR15 and .308 platforms and is offered in right hand, left hand, and ambidextrous models.  The machined edges of the MPSA™ have been fully radiused, inside and out, to prevent hot spots and fraying of the attached sling.  If you are looking for an end plate solution with a quick detach option only, FMI™ has you covered with the Fortis QD End Plate, which offers the same features of the MPSA™ minus the loop sling attachment point.


Fortis Manufacturing Low-Profile Gas Block (Photo Courtesy of Fortis Mfg)
Fortis Manufacturing Low-Profile Gas Block (Photo Courtesy of Fortis Mfg)

Looking to add a Low Profile Gas Block?  FMI™ has that too, which is made out of 4140 steel.  The Fortis gas block was designed with today’s match-grade barrels in mind and was built to fit .750 gas seats and attaches to the barrel with two set screws.  The gas block comes included with a roll pin for attachment of the gas tube.  If you prefer to have your gas block pinned in place, Fortis has options for pinned and not.


Fortis Manufacturing Aimpoint T1 Mount 001-1000

When you hear the term “F1” you may think of a fast, high-end, sleek race car.   FMI™ has brought the term into the firearms industry with the Fortis F1™ Optics Mount.  Instead of fiberglass, the F1™ is built out of one piece billet aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum and finished with MIL-SPEC Type III hard coat anodization. Originally designed as an after-market option for the popular Aimpoint Micro H-1 and T-1 red dot sights, it is also an excellent option for the Vortex Optics SPARC.  Attaching to any MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny Rail with two slotted machine screws, the F1™ is most likely the lightest option available, weighing in at a mere 1.1 ounces.  The sleek angled appearance matches up nicely with the REV™ series of rails.  As for the co-witness with the Back-Up Iron Sights, the F1™ provides a lower 1/3 co-witness for a larger field of view.


Fortis Manufacturing Rapid Engagement Device (RED)

The Fortis RED™, which is built out of 303 Stainless Steel for a 1/2×28 thread per inch (TPI), 5.56mm barrel, is 2.194 inches long and comes with an included crush washer.  The RED™ was tested and evaluated by the LE/MIL community, then put to the test by the 3 gun community.  Tested under fully automatic conditions, the RED™ has had favorable reviews.


Fortis Manufacturing Forged Upper Receiver

The Fortis Forged MIL-SPEC Stripped Upper Receiver is machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and is built to MIL-SPEC standards.  The Fortis Upper features M4 feed ramps, MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail flat top, engraved “T” numbers, is finished in MIL-SPEC Type III hard coat anodization, and has a dry lube coating to reduce wear and added lubricity.  The upper does not come with a dust cover and forward assist assembly.


Fortis Manufacturing .308 Rail 005-1000
Fortis Manufacturing SWITCH™ .308 Rail System


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Fortis Manufacturing SWITCH™ .308 Rail System

Designed for the DPMS High-Profile .308 Platform, the Fortis Mfg  SWITCH™ .308 Rail System is a lightweight and robust free-float rail system that is sure to please.  The beauty of this rail is the ability to install and remove without the need of tools and can be quickly swapped out depending on the mission type.  The SWITCH™ offers a QD Sling Mount and Key-Mod capability on the sides and bottom and a full length picatinny rail section on the top.

Fortis Mfg Hammer Charging Handles in Black Teflon (L) and Nickelene™ (R)

Available in Black Teflon and Nickelene™ finishes, the Fortis Mfg Hammer Charging Handle is one of the “slickest” charging handles I have come across.  Not only is it slick-looking, but the finishes adorning these charging handles offer one of the smoothest bolt racks I have experienced.  The aggressive serration surface offers extremely positive control as well as aesthetic appeal.


Fortis Manufacturing SHIFT Fore-Grip – Picatinny
Fortis Manufacturing SHIFT Short Angled Grip – Picatinny

Fortis Manufacturing SHIFT Fore-Grip - KeyMod

Fortis Manufacturing SHIFT Fore-Grip – KeyMod

Fortis Manufacturing SHIFT Short Angled Grip KeyMod 003-1000
Fortis Manufacturing SHIFT Short Angled Grip – KeyMod

Available for both picatinny and KeyMod rails, the Fortis Mfg SHIFT series of fore-grips come in both a standard length and short angled version.  As the name SHIFT implies, the shooter has various options to “shift” the position of their hand to where it is most ergonomically proper depending on the shooters current shooting position.  All versions of the SHIFT allow for great control of the AR-platforms and is completely a personal preference on which model is best.

For more information, find Fortis Manufacturing, Inc. on the internet at:  http://www.fortismfg.com.



SHOT Show 2014 – Seekins Precision

Seekins Precision .308 AR
Seekins Precision .308 AR


New for Seekins Precision in 2014 is their new .308 AR that weighs in at 9.5 lbs (w/o optics).  Their first .308 rifle offers ambidextrous features in the bolt release, magazine release, selector switch, and charging handle.  The SR25 patterned lower receiver will accept all SR25-style magazines as well as the .308 Magpul PMAG.  The upper receiver’s rail extends approximately 1.5” to allow for more optic mounting locations.  The flat bottomed 3 Gun Rail is 15” long and is designed to be placed on top of a barricade for providing a stable shooting platform.

For additional information visit, seekinsprecision.com.