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Press Release: V Seven Weapon Systems 11.5 inch Harbinger SBR

The following is a Press Release from V Seven Weapon Systems:

For immediate release – Glendale, OR – Continuing with the focus on their AR10 / SR25 line of products, V Seven Weapon Systems has introduced the new Harbinger 11.5” .308 SBR and Harbinger 11.5” .308 Complete Uppers.
The new Harbinger 11.5” .308 SBR is available in two different configurations.

Option #1 features the 11.5” .308 lightweight contour fluted barrel under a 10.75” Magnesium Hyper-light handguard in your choice of MLOK or KeyMod. This is perfect for those looking to add their own suppressor or muzzle device option.
Option #2 takes the same 11.5” .308 lightweight contour fluted barrel but is placed under the 13.5” Magnesium Hyper-light handguard, again in your choice of MLOK or KeyMod, with a HELIOS Titanium Linear Compensator tucked under the end of the handguard giving you a few extra inches ofhandguard to add grips, lights, etc.
Already have an AR10 SBR or AR Pistol lower? No problem. The V Seven Harbinger 11.5” Complete Uppers are available separately as well.

For more information please go to ​www.VSevenWeaponSystems.com​

 

Press Release: FN unveils new FN 15 models ahead of 2018 SHOT Show

The following is a Press Release from FN:

(McLean, VA – January 4, 2018) FN America, LLC announces the launch of new additions to the FN 15® series, including a pistol variant in two calibers and a new, full FDE carbine, in advance of the 2018 SHOT Show. The new FN 15s will be on display at the show for a first-hand look and on sale at dealers nationwide within the first part of the year.

The first new additions to the series are the FN 15 Pistols, chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO or .300 AAC Blackout . Their 10.5- or 12-inch, cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrels have a 1:7 twist, carbine- and pistol-length gas systems optimized to reach the highest level of performance out of each cartridge in terms of accuracy and reliability.


Each AR pistol variant has an M-LOK-equipped rail, fixed low-profile stainless-steel gas block, FN combat trigger weighing in between 4.5-7.75 lbs. and includes an SBX-K™ Pistol Stabilizing Brace that make these little carbine-caliber pistols a breeze to shoot.

The FN 15 Tactical Carbine that FN customers know and love is now available in full Flat Dark Earth (FDE). The enhanced MIL-SPEC lower receiver and legendary match-grade free floating, chrome-lined, cold hammer-forged barrel offer extreme durability and performance.

Maintaining the distinguishing features of the FN 15 Tactical series are the 3-prong flash hider found on the FN SCAR rifles that reduces flash, mid-length gas system and H1 buffer that decreases recoil, a B5 grip, buttstock and 12.5-inch P-LOK rail with M-LOK accessory mounting system.

To learn more about the new FN 15s or other FN products, please visit www.fnamerica.com, or visit the FN Booth (#13662) at the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 23-26, 2018, at The Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Rainier Arms Overthrow Build Breakdown

This is the latest Build Breakdown revolving around the new Rainier Arms Overthrow Lower Receiver featuring a Spartan helmet.  The Build Breakdown series lists out the parts used to build the rifle as pictured with links to product information and purchasing.  Some parts not pictured are not listed.

Upper Receiver

Lower Receiver

 

American Defense Mfg Announces new ADM4 Receivers and Rifles

The following is an announcement from American Defense Mfg:

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American Defense MFG® (ADM) announced the release of their “ADM4” receivers and complete rifles. This design variant is purely aesthetic in nature. These lower receivers will retain their patented, fully ambidextrous controls that are intuitive in design and function. Perfect for retro builds (with modern features), NFA Engravings, and is also available to other manufactures wanting ambidextrous controls for their brand. Available now via their dealer network and direct from American Defense Mfg®.

ADM ADM4 Receiver

ADM4 billet 7075-T6 lower receiver features a Type III Teflon impregnated hard-coat anodized finish, outfitted with their patented ambidextrous magazine release, ambidextrous bolt catch and release, and their dimpled take down and pivot pins. The trigger guard is ready for winter gloves without manipulation. Radii and chamfers throughout make this billet lower a marvel that stretches the capabilities of modern production CNC manufacturing. A 20-degree competition style mag well is concealed in the design, allowing lightning fast magazine changes. An integral upper/lower tension adjustment screw allows the end user to compensate for tolerance between your upper receivers and your favorite lower.

The ADM4 Lower Receiver has a MSRP of $284.95.

Click HERE for more information.

ADM ADM4 Rifle

ADM Universal Improved Carbine (UIC) ADM4 Mod 2:

Built on a billet aluminum, fully ambidextrous upper and lower receiver set, the ADM UIC ADM4 MOD 2 is the flagship carbine of the UIC line.

Features

ADM Universal Improved Carbine (UIC) ADM4 Mod 2 has the following features :

Lower Receiver

  • Slick Side Mag well
  • Fully ambidextrous controls featuring a right side bolt catch and release lever and left side magazine release.
  • Ambidextrous safety selector
  • 20 degree competition style mag well.
  • Enlarged trigger guard
  • ADM HD Buffer
  • 2-Stage Match Trigger
  • QD Endplate
  • Integral upper/lower tension adjusting screw

Upper Receiver

  • 16” 1:8 twist, .223 Wylde Chamber, 4150 CMV Criterion Barrel.
  • Milspec Enhanced BCG with a Nitride QPQ finish.
  • Ambidextrous Charging Handle.
  • Milspec mid-length gas system.
  • 13.5” MLOK Handguard.
  • Battlecomp 1.0 muzzle device.
  • Magpul PRO BUIS.
  • **Model specifications may change at any time due to component availability**

Materials & Construction

  • 7075 Billet Lower and Upper Receiver.
  • Hard coat type 3 Mil-Spec anodized for a lifetime of performance.
  • Made with pride in the U.S.A.

Specifications

ADM Universal Improved Carbine (UIC) Mod 2 has the following specifications :

  • Weight: 6.2 Lbs (Unloaded)

The ADM4 Mod2 Rifle has a MSRP of $1,850.

Click HERE for more information.

Primary Weapons Systems AR Build Breakdown

A lot of times I am asked about the parts that make up a rifle build, so I am revamping a series of “Build Breakdowns” that explain what parts were used to put a certain rifle together.  Each part or grouping of parts will be listed below the image and will be hyperlinked to the Rainier Arms website, or another site if not available on Rainier, where you can learn more about the parts or to make a purchase.

This build focuses on a Primary Weapons Systems Build that I recently put together.  The build started as a separate upper and lower receiver set that were mostly complete from the factory.

Primary Weapons Systems Mk1 Mod2 Lower and Mk1 Mod1 Upper Receiver with Vortex Viper PST Scope in a Bobro Engineering Precision Optic Mount 003-1000

If you see a build that you want to know more about, please let me know.

 

Aero Precision Announces Service Edition Builder Sets

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This Veteran’s Day, Aero Precision is launching custom Cerakoted (Hillbilly 223 Urban Finishes and Mad Custom Coatings) M4E1 (AR15) and M5 (.308 Win) Builder Sets.  There will be sets honoring the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, for a total of 8 different sets between the two caliber sizes.

I have seen these sets in person and have to say that the photos do not do them justice.  They are true pieces of art coupled with a long lasting functional piece of equipment.

 

US ARMY

Aero USA

US AIR FORCE

Aero USAF

US MARINE CORPS

Aero USMC

US NAVY

Aero USN

To Order, Click HERE

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.

Tyrant CNC Mini Vert Grip 1

“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. ”

Tyrant CNC Mini Vert Grip 2
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/

SHOT 2017 – Hexmag

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Hexmag has branched out from solely being an AR15 Magazine manufacturer and is now offering a wider variety of products.

SHOT Show 2017 - Hexmag 20 Round .308 Magazine-1000

First teased at last years SHOT Show, Hexmag showed off their production model 20 round .308 HX-SR25 Magazines.  The MSRP will be $24.99 and they should be shipping within the next 30 days.

SHOT Show 2017 - Hexmag Keymod Rail Cover-1000 SHOT Show 2017 - Hexmag Picatinny Rail Cover-1000

Hexmag is now offering rail covers for Picatinny, Key-Mod and M-LOK rails.  The MSRP for the rail covers will be $27.99 for 4x covers of Key-Mod or M-LOK and $34.99 for 3x covers of Picatinny.

SHOT Show 2017 - Hexmag Rubber Overmold Grip-1000
Hexmag is also offering a Rubber Over Mold Grip in addition to their Advanced Tactical Grip, which is already on the market.  The MSRP is $TBD and should be available within the next 30 days.

SHOT Show 2017 - Hexmag Clear AR15 Magazine-1000

Hexmag is also going to offer a clear Hexmag 30 Round AR15 Magazine, but the pricing and release date are both TBD.

Hexmag also had another “in the works” project at SHOT that they wished to keep close hold and not to be disclosed.  I will honor that request.  Unfortunately at least one person did not honor that request and has posted the information out on the interwebs.  Though they may have gotten “first dibs” on the story, they have also proven that they cannot be trusted with future industry close hold information.

For more information, please visit: https://hexmag.com/

SHOT 2017 – Lantac-USA

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New for 2017 from LanTac-USA is the E-BCG (Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group) in .308 and the Dragon 5.56 BQM Muzzle Brake.

SHOT Show 2017 - LanTac-USA .308 E-BCG-1000

The .308 E-BCG is the bigger brother of the popular 5.56mm size BCG.  The E-BCG features a forward porting gas port and a smoothcam system.  The .308 E-BCG MSRP’s for $327.


SHOT Show 2017 - LanTac USA Dragon DGN556BQM -1000

The DGN556BQM, aka Dragon Muzzle Brake Quick Mount, is the same as the standard with the addition of lugs to accept the Gemtech Quick Mounted Suppressors.  It will retail for the same cost as the standard Dragon Muzzle Break at $125.

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

SHOT 2017 Range Day – Mag Pump

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Every once and awhile I will come across a product that stops me in my tracks and has me put it in reverse.  Yesterday at the SHOT Industry Day at the Range, the Mag Pump did just that.  Though I had just casually passed by their booth which was tucked away in the corner in “tent village”, it was not until I had actually seen it being used to load magazines at the Aero Precision live fire lane that it had caught my attention.

Mag Pump 001-1000

The Mag Pump is a hopper-fed, loose ammo loader for .223 Rem, 5.56 NATO and .300 BLK and is compatible with all MIL-SPEC AR-15 Magazines and is available in both polymer or machined aluminum.

So, down to the nuts and bolts.  The Mag Pump is capable of being table mounted via two pre-drilled holes on the base which will provide it greater stability, though it is not required.  Basic operation consists of the user placing a MIL-SPEC AR15 magazine, tip down, into the front of the Mag Pump and dumping a handful of ammo in the hopper.  Though all of the rounds will need to be oriented horizontally in the hopper, it does not matter which direction the bullet tip or primer is facing.  Once the user has loaded up to 90 rounds into the hopper, all that is required is a pumping motion on the side lever, which a child could do with ease.  Another nice feature, no counting.  Once the magazine has reached its capacity, the Mag Pump recognizes through a sensor that the tension on the spring has reached the capacity and it will no longer allow rounds to be inserted.

Mag Pump 002-1000

The Mag Pump MSRP’s for $199 for the polymer version (MP-AR15) and $399 for the machined aluminum (MP-AR15 ELITE).  If you are an occasional shooter that is only loading a magazine or two once in a while, this product may not be for you.  If you are a higher volume shooter, or someone who teaches or attends classes where down time between shooting for loading magazines can be a hinderance, this is definitely something you need to take a closer look at.

There are also versions coming soon for the AK47 as well as Glock 9mm magazines.

Mag Pump does not have their own booth at the SHOT Show, however, they will have some on display in booth 6112 this week.  I will attempt to get a video of it in action.

For more information, please visit magpump.com or email them directly at orders@magpump.com.