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Indiegogo Campaign: ProSounds H2P Hearing Amplifier and Protection

ProSounds just launched an Indiegogo campaign for their new H2P Hearing Amplifier and Protection.  These look like they are going to be lightweight and with them being such a small package, will be easy to carry wherever you go.  I like the Electronic EarPro that I have now, however, I dislike using them when shooting a long gun as the stock and the EarPro don’t always get along together.  I usually opt for “foamies” when shooting a long gun or another form of passive low profile “in-ear” EarPro for long gun sessions.  This product should give me the best of both worlds.


From the Indiegogo Campaign:

The H2P gives you the best of both worlds, providing high-quality hearing enhancement with simultaneous hearing protection. 

Made from the ground up with the latest and greatest hearing technology, the H2P protects your hearing while enhancing the sounds of the world around you. Never again will you have to miss out on the sounds you want to hear in order to preserve your hearing. 

Have conversations at loud concerts, understand instructions clearly on the construction site, and hear wildlife better when hunting – all while protecting your hearing and having the peace of mind that you won’t suffer from any kind of hearing loss. 



  • Hear up to 6x the normal hearing level.
  • Digital Compression suppresses any noise over 85 dB.
  • 30 dB Noise Reduction Rating (with foam tips).
  • Easy-to-use volume control wheel.
  • External battery compartments.
  • Three different styled tips for a customized hearing experience.
  • Simple and sleek design for little to no visibility when worn properly.
  • Available in black, red, tan, and pink colors (you can choose your color in the backer survey we’ll send you at the end of the campaign).

For more information and to support their Indiegogo Campaign, please visit:

ProSounds H2P Indiegogo Campaign

Caw Caw….Pew Pew Pew – The Raven Is Coming!

The following is information from LanTac USA on their new LA-R15™ Raven™ Rifle.


Lantac’s LA-R15™ Raven™ Rifle is manufactured to the highest quality standards and assembled by a skilled team of rifle builders. Each rifle is shot tested at our facility and comes with a lifetime warranty against defects.

With a massive specification out of the box the LA-R15 Raven rifle delivers exceptional performance and is ready to go without any modifications or upgrades.


Its proprietary buffer system (ABS) and E-BCG Bolt Carrier Group together with Intermediate or Midlength gas systems and a Dragon DGN556B brake delivery an incredible flat shooting experience with zero muzzle rise or recoil and massively reduced carrier and buffer felt recoil, all without the use of an adjustable gas block.

The 3.5LB Single Stage Trigger is manufactured by CMC and has one of the smoothest sear surfaces in the industry (1-2RMS), together with a very fast reset. This combination allows the user to deliver ultra fast shot strings with virtually zero knock back, making re-acquisition of the target from shot to shot incredibly easy.


The 416R Stainless Steel barrel is chambered in .223 Wylde with a 1:7 Twist Rate and features a precision machined 11° target crown. It is hand lapped after button rifling, before an enhanced corrosion resistant Melonite finish is applied. A Lantac GB750-S low profile gas block is utilised together with a nitrided gas tube that delivers reduced carbon build up and gas erosion.

The ultra smooth (16RMS), proprietory bore and radiused cam pin slot of the UAR upper receiver work with the Lantac E-BCG’s CP-R360 Domed Head campin and the NiB (Electroless Nickle Boron Coating) on the E-BCG has the lowest coefficient of friction available.

The lightweight low profile Spada-S 12.5’’ Handguard comes with our RES Rail Extensions System on the Midlength Rifle and both versions have a 1.5’’ Picatinny rail attachment with a longer 2’’ length available as an option.

A 45° Scout Light Mount and Rail Panel packs are also available. Panels are supplied in Black, Grey & Tan.

Furniture is supplied in the form of a Magpul CTR stock with .070’’ Enhanced Butt pad and MOE+ Rubber over moulded grip.

Comes complete with Instruction and maintenance booklet.

For more information, please visit: http://lantac-usa.com/

SHOT Show 2016 – Fail Zero / Alpha Omega Weaponry

Fail Zero introduced their new AR-15, which was a joint-collaboration with Alpha Omega Weaponry.

Fail Zero and Alpha Omega Weaponry Collaboration Billet AR 003-1000s

The Limited Edition Billet AR-15, with Custom Serial Number, will feature a custom cerakote job, Magpul UBR Stock, CMC Triggers Curved Trigger, AXTS Raptor Charging Handle, Extended Magazine Release, Magpul MBUS Pro Sights and a Fail Zero NiB Bolt Carrier Group.

The Fail Zero/Alpha Omega Weaponry AR-15 will MSRP for $2995.

For more information, please visit:  http://failzero.com/

New Handguard Systems from Mega Arms

Mega Arms has added two new variants to their upper receiver/handguard lineup, the “MKM MATEN KeyMod” and the “Wedge Lock AR-15 Handguard KeyMod”.  With the quality that Mega Arms has produced in the past, I am positive that customers will not be disappointed in any aspect of these pieces.  Key features that have been updated on these pieces is the addition of a short section of KeyMod slots at the 45 degrees at the front of the rail on the Wedge Lock.  The MKM MATEN has removed almost the entire length of KeyMod slots at the 45 degrees, with the exception of the front of the rail and have replaced the commonly unused slots with an appealing angular and beveled design.



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Mega Arms MATEN MKM Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

The new Mega Arms KeyMod .308 (MKM-MATEN) is built as a two piece precision-fit unit consisting of an upper receiver and a handguard.  The MKM MATEN comes with an installed dust cover and includes the necessary assembly screws, a 9-Slot KeyMod rail section, barrel nut and wrench.

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Mega Arms MATEN MKM Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

The MKM MATEN is only going to be compatible with a Mega Arms MATEN Billet Lower Receiver, though it will work with all standard KeyMod accessories.

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Mega Arms MATEN MKM Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

The MKM MATEN has the strength and durability of a billet upper receiver coupled with the sturdy and lightweight extruded handguard.  The installation of the MKM line is just about as easy as you can get with the rail only needing to be attached with the assembly screws.

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Mega Arms MATEN MKM Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

The specs of the MKM MATEN include a black hard anodized finish with a surface hardness of “60 Rockwell”, an Inside Diameter (Handguard) of approximately 1.75 inches and the weight varies depending on the length.  A 12” Rifle Length system weighs in at 28.4 oz and the cost is $552.  A 14” Extended Rifle Length system weighs in at 29.8 oz and the cost is $583.  The cost includes both the upper receiver as well as the rail and previously mentioned included items.

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Mega Arms MATEN MKM Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

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Wedge Lock AR-15 Handguard KeyMod

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Mega Arms AR-15 Wedge Lock Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

The new Mega Arms Wedge Lock AR-15 Handguard KeyMod features a new “cutting edge” ultra-strong and lightweight design that is simply attached with a one screw fastening system.  I have not yet had the pleasure of testing this system out for myself, so this may end up being even an easier install than the MKM systems.

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Mega Arms AR-15 Wedge Lock Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

The Wedge Lock AR-15 Handguard is created from 7075-T6 extruded aluminum that features a Titanium barrel nut and a black Nitrided wedge system and also includes assembly tools.  Compatible with any MIL-SPEC upper receiver, the Wedge Lock also features a handguard anti-rotation pin.

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Mega Arms AR-15 Wedge Lock Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms


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Mega Arms AR-15 Wedge Lock Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

The specs of the Wedge Lock include an Interior Dimension of 1.225 inches, which will not allow a suppressor to be mounted under the rail.  The Wedge Lock comes in five varying lengths and weights.  The Carbine Length is 7” and has a weight yet to be determined.  The cost of the Carbine Length is $249.  The Mid Length is 9” and weighs in at 11.12 oz with a cost of $272.  The Rifle Length is 12” and weighs in at 13.05 oz with a cost of $295.  The Extended Rifle Length is 14” and weighs in at 14.33 oz with a cost of $326.  Lastly, the Mega Extended Length is a whopping 16” long and weighs in at 15.58 oz with a cost of $357.

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Mega Arms AR-15 Wedge Lock Keymod – Photo Courtesy of Mega Arms

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Aero Precision’s Budget Friendly AC-15 Released

Aero Precision (AP), who has blown up in the innovation and expansion departments is taking a step in another direction.  The wallet-friendly direction.  AP announced today the release of their AC-15, a complete rifle that is competitively priced at $699 and attractively available for just about anyone who wants to start out in the AR-15 market without breaking the bank.

APCR100015-AC-15-ar15-complete-rifle-1Though not “high-end” feature rich, the AC-15 will start you out where you want to be with a complete rifle and parts can be upgraded as you go and when you figure out what you actually need to upgrade as your shooting style evolves.


The AC-15 features:

  • Gen 2 Aero Precision Lower Receiver with Flared Magwell and Upper Tension Screw
  • 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel Barrel 1:7 Twist Rate
  • Full Mil-Spec Bolt Carrier Group
  • Carpenter 158 Bolt, HP and MPI Tested
  • 7075-T6 Aluminum used for Upper Receiver, Lower Receiver and Receiver Extension
  • “F” Marked Front Sight Block
  • Magpul MBUS® Rear Sight included
  • Magpul 30 Round PMAG® Magazine included


See more at: http://aeroprecisionusa.com/ap/ac-15/

LanTac USA / CMC Triggers Design

LanTac USA and CMC Triggers have partnered up and created two new triggers that compliment both companies.  Neither LanTac nor CMC Triggers have created a product as of yet that I have not been thoroughly impressed with and happy to run in any AR-platform rifle.  I am excited to see how these triggers perform.  These triggers are available for pre-order (link at bottom of page).

The following is information from the LanTac USA webpage regarding the trigger specs.


This Tactical Trigger Group is a completely self contained, 100% drop-in fire control group upgrade for the AR-15, LR-308 and AR-10 rifles.

Building on the original Super Match design, the double patented Tactical Flat or Curved Trigger design yields truly remarkable and unprecedented trigger control, trigger feel and accuracy, while also retaining the rugged reliability of a Mil-Spec trigger group. Trigger pull is factory pre-set at 3 to 3-1/2 pounds, and is not user adjustable.


Fits most standard Mil-Spec lower receivers with .154″ diameter trigger and hammer pin holes.

Features LANTAC’s Patented Trigger Bow Design.

Will fit Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 Rifles with the longer pin set that is available separately.

Made in the USA.

Mil/LE Discount available, please contact us for your discount code.

ITAR Notice:
This product is manufactured in the USA by LANTAC USA LLC for sale within the USA only.

Export of the commodities described herein is strictly prohibited without a valid export license issued by the U.S. Department of State, Office of Defense Trade Controls, prescribed in the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 120-130.

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Press Release: Cobalt Kinetics

The following is a press release from Cobalt Kinetics regarding the launch of their new Digital Store and some newly offered AR‘s.

SHOT Show 2015 Cobalt Kinetics Billet AR15-1000
Cobalt Kinetics Billet AR15 at SHOT Show 2015


Cobalt Kinetics today launched its digital store and is now offering the critically-acclaimed B.A.M.F. and B.A.M.F. Edge AR-15 platform rifles for immediate purchase through CobaltKinetics.com.

St. George, UT (PRWEB) September 09, 2015

Cobalt Kinetics, an American firearms manufacturer based in St. George, Utah, today launched the Cobalt Kinetics digital store and is now offering the critically-acclaimed B.A.M.F. and B.A.M.F. Edge AR-15 platform rifles for immediate purchase through http://www.cobaltkinetics.com.

“Today, after a long journey in pursuit of perfection and precision, we are excited to launch the Cobalt Kinetics digital store and announce that the B.A.M.F. and B.A.M.F. Edge are on sale and available for immediate purchase,” said Jeremy Lamb, Marketing and Sales Director of Cobalt Kinetics. “We are looking forward to working with dealers and local F.F.L.s to deliver our B.A.M.F.s and accessories to our growing customer base worldwide.”

Cobalt Kinetics first introduced the B.A.M.F. line of AR-15s at SHOT SHOW 2015 to much industry fanfare and praise. In June 2015 the company initiated the pre-sale for the B.A.M.F. and B.A.M.F. Edge and were met with an overwhelming response from gun enthusiasts and industry experts alike. Today, the guns are available for immediate purchase online, exclusively through CobaltKinetics.com.

“If you find yourself wanting to have an AR that stands out in a sea of Black Rifles, you might want to check out Cobalt Kinetics,” wrote AR15News.com July 22, 2015 in a post titled, A Look at the Head Turning ARs of Cobalt Kinetics. “They have some extremely unique AR’s with very cool lines and even a new feature or two.”

Following a range test of the B.A.M.F., Tom Rader of The FireArms Blog wrote, “…the pure design aesthetics are amazing, from the cleanly beveled edges to the clean laser-cut markings. The B.A.M.F. Edge maintains an aggressive look while retaining ergonomic modifications that are subtle and, most definitely, functional.”

The B.A.M.F. is designed to deliver unprecedented form, function and performance while also respecting the time-honored AR-15 platform. The B.A.M.F.’s custom-made parts are machined from aircraft-grade 7075-T6-billet aluminum to ultra-precise tolerances, making the gun strong and versatile, yet tight and stable. A beveled magazine well allows for faster, smoother reloading in critical situations. Threaded pins enable faster and easier breakdown and assembly.

Cobalt Kinetics’s dual bolt release transforms the traditional forward assist button into a single-handed operation that allows the shooter to drop the bolt from both sides of the upper receiver. For the first time in an AR-15 platform, the shooter can release the bolt and pull the trigger almost simultaneously. The dual bolt release saves critical seconds on reloads, minimizes sight time off the target and enables faster, more precise shooting, especially in high adrenaline situations.

Following is Cobalt Kinetic’s AR-15 Specifications:

Caliber: 223 Wylde

Controls: Ambidextrous, 45 Degree Safety Selector, Dual Drop Bolt Release, Extended Mag Release, Left and Right Mag Release, Left and Right Charging Handle, Threaded Pins

Upper and Lower Receiver: 7075 Billet Aluminum, Mated Set, Beveled Magazine Well, Ergonomic Design, Detachable Trigger Guard, Threaded Pins, Nickel Boron BCG

Barrel Length: 14.5, 16 and 18 Button Rifle Barrels

Handguard: 7075 Billet Aluminum, Free Floating, M-lok

Sights: Flip-up Front and Rear

Muzzle Device: Cobalt Compensator

Grip: Hogue Grip Overloaded

Trigger: Performance Trigger

Butt-Stock: Fixed or Collapsible

Gas Block: Adjustable Low-Profile


American firearms manufacturer, Cobalt Kinetics, based in St. George, Utah, started with a single mission to re-imagine and remake one of America’s most revered and popular guns: the AR-15 platform rifle. Cobalt Kinetics premiered the B.A.M.F. featuring exciting advancements, elegant lines, and precision beyond industry standards at Shot Show 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company has a patent-pending for B.A.M.F.’s dual bolt release technology.

For more information about the B.A.M.F. and Cobalt Kinetics, please visit CobaltKinetics.com.

Blitzkrieg Components Luminescent Spike Front Sight Post for MBUS Pro

Blitzkrieg Components has announced their new AR-15 Spike Front Sight Post for the Magpul MBUS Pro featuring a Luminescent Green Stripe.  They are accepting pre-orders now with an expected shipping date of September 8, 2015.


AR-15 Spike Front Sight Post – For Magpul MBUS Pro (Luminescent Green Stripe)

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The Blitzkrieg Components AR-15 Spike Front Sight Post for the Magpul MBUS Pro sights provides superior sighting with a sharp aiming point and a bold, fast sight picture. The sharp aiming point enables precise aiming and high confidence on difficult shots. The bold, contrasting Luminescent Green Stripe gives the shooter an eye catching sight picture that excels in both bright-light and low-light environments and against all types of backgrounds. It is very fast and very easy to see.

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Our sight posts are precision machined from billet 416 Stainless Steel for an outstanding sight picture and precise fit in the popular Magpul MBUS Pro front sight housing. Has a matte black melonite finish which is very durable and very corrosion resistant. The Luminescent Green Stripe appears more yellow in daylight and glows green in low light. It is a 5 layer paint application into a machined grove. This gives you a bright yellow contrast stripe in daylight and a bright green glowing stripe in low light and darkness. Simple Drop-In installation with no tools required. Simply unscrew the factory sight post by hand and screw in the Blitzkrieg Components sight post using the sight’s elevation adjustment knob and you are ready to go.

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Glow Characteristics: The Luminescent (Glow) Stripe glows very bright when charged and the glow brightness dissipates gradually in darkness. The brighter and longer the light charge is, the brighter and longer the glow will be. Sunlight and Tactical LED flashlights give the best charge, but any type of lighting will work. It will glow very bright after just a few seconds of charge, and will glow longer with a bit longer charge. Typically, in total darkness after being charged you can expect it to glow very bright for 5 minutes, brighter than tritium for 30 minutes and at a lower level for a few hours. This works very well to have a very bright glow when transitioning from daylight to a dark room and as your eyes adjust to lower light levels, the lower level glow will still appear bright and very easy to pick up. Additionally, the bright glow makes the sight dramatically easier to pick up against dark targets and background clutter where black sight posts get completely lost.

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Vertx Armalite Rifle Giveaway


Vertx is giving away an one-of-a-kind “Vertx-Branded” M-15 Armalite Rifle to one lucky winner in conjunction with their NRA Show Sweepstakes.  Entrants have until April 12, 2015 to get in on the chance to win.

To Enter, go to:  http://www.wearvertx.com/vertx_sweepstakes.aspx


    • Firearm transactions must be completed through licensed dealers only and in accordance with all State and Federal Laws. It is the responsibility of the user/purchaser to know, understand and comply with all local, State and Federal laws relevant to their place of residence.
    • No purchase necessary to enter, participate or win.
    • A purchase will not improve chances of winning.
    •  Void where prohibited.
    • Entries for this contest must be received by Sunday, April 12, 2015.
    • You may enter by filling out the form on this page, or in person at booth 126 during the Shot Show Event
    • Limit one (1) entry per person.
    • Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.
    • Open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States and the District of Columbia age 18 or older (or age of majority under applicable law).
    • Promotion subject to Official Rules. Sponsor: Vertx, 4545 Malsbary Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.
    • All federal, state, local taxes associated with the receipt of prize are the sole responsibility of the Contest winner