Tag Archives: Fortis Manufacturing

Build Breakdown #5 Fightlite SCR

The following are the ingredients to put together the following pictured rifle built around the Fightlite Industries SCR platform.

FightLite SCR Rifle with Gemtech Patrolman 5.56mm Suppressor 019-1000

Fightlite Industries SCR Lower Receiver Assembly
Fortis Manufacturing Billet Upper Receiver
Fortis Manufacturing 16″ Night Rail
Gemtech 5.56mm Patrolman Suppressor
Vortex Optics 1-4x Viper PST Scope
Bobro Engineering Precision Optic Mount
Magpul EMAG (30 Round) Magazine
Magpod

FightLite SCR Rifle with Gemtech Patrolman 5.56mm Suppressor 015-1000

SHOT 2017 – Fortis Manufacturing

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Fortis Manufacturing announced their new LA™ (Lever Action) Stock at SHOT for 2017.  The LA™ Stock is based on the Lever Action design and is simple to operate.  The all aluminum (6061-T6) construction stock weighs in at 15.8 oz, fits a MIL-SPEC buffer tube and features a carbon fiber cheek weld.  The stock also features 3 QD Sockets and has a Type III Hard Coat Anodized finish.

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The LA™ MSRP’s for $395 and also available in a bundle with a MIL-SPEC buffer tube and Fortis QD End Plate for $450.

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

SHOT Show 2016 – Fortis Manufacturing

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Fortis Manufacturing, a first year SHOT exhibitor was featuring their new Night Rail, which has a March 2016 ETA.  The Night Rail features a “Barrel Expansion Nut” which is a very unique approach to barrel and rail attachment.  The Night Rail will be available from 7″ to 15.5″ lengths and features hollowed out portions under the picatinny rail sections to lighten the weight.  The price has yet to be set.

Fortis Manufacturing Night Rail 002-1000s

 

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

Build Breakdown #4

San Tan Tactical Billet Ambi Lower with CMT UPR-3 Upper, Fortis RED, SWITCH Rail and Hammer Charging Handle, CMC Triggers Tactical Trigger and UCWRG Grip 23 003-1000

San Tan Tactical Billet Ambidextrous Lower Receiver

CMT Tactical UPUR-3 Slick Side Upper Receiver

Fortis Manufacturing 14″ Switch Rail

Fortis Manufacturing Hammer Charging Handle

Umbrella Corporation Grip 23

Mission First Tactical Battlelink Minimalist Stock

Trijicon TA31F ACOG Optic

Shadow Valley Weapons SVCOMP 556

CMC Triggers Single Stage Flat Trigger

Magpul FDE PMAG with Magpod

Magpul FDE MBUS

Umbrella Corporation Bolt Carrier Group

Seekins Precision Ambidextrous Safety Selector

Rainier Arms Low Profile Gas Block

San Tan Tactical Billet Ambi Lower with CMT UPR-3 Upper, Fortis SWITCH and Hammer Charging Handle, CMC Triggers Tactical Trigger and UCWRG Grip 23 005-1000

New from Fortis Manufacturing

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Fortis Manufacturing has recently released two pieces of pure epicness; the Fortis Billet Upper Receiver and the 5.56mm SWITCH Rail, which is currently offered in the 12″ length.


 

FORTIS BILLET UPPER RECEIVER

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Sticking with the sexy lines that Fortis has become known for, the Billet Upper Receiver is no different.  Not only has the design been amped up, the weight has been shaved down without loss of strength or rigidity in this upper machined from Billet 7075-T6 aluminum.

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For more information, follow this link:

http://fortismfg.com/ar15-fortis-billet-upper-receiver


 

FORTIS SWITCH 556 RAIL SYSTEM

Fortis Manufacturing 5.56 12 inch SWITCH Rail 001-1000

The SWITCH Rail, which was originally reserved for the .308AR Platform, was expanded to the 5.56mm Platform after such a positive reaction.  This lightweight rail is by far the easiest rail install of all time, so much so, it is easier than replacing a set of stock plastic handguards.

Fortis Manufacturing 5.56 12 inch SWITCH Rail 002-1000

For more information, follow this link:

http://fortismfg.com/ar15-forits-swtich-556-rail-system-12

Fortis Manufacturing 5.56 12 inch SWITCH Rail 005-1000

 

Patch Giveaway (1 of 4)

Over the next few weeks I will be holding four morale patch giveaways.  These giveaways will be from patches that I have collected over the past few years and are duplicates in my collection.  The rules of each giveaway may be different, though they will be limited to US shipping locations (APO/FPO okay).

Patch Giveaway 1-1000

For this giveaway, you must “Like” all of the manufacturer’s Facebook pages.  Click on the link below for each of the Facebook Pages that you must like,   Once you have liked all of the pages, comment on this post with the City and State where you live.  This will be  your entry.

Giveaway starts now and ends on Black Friday, November28th at 2000 hours PST.  Winner will be notified via email.

Facebook Pages to Like:

 

Build Breakdown #3

NorthTech Defense Billet Receivers and Fluted Barrel with Umbrella Corporation Grip 23 and Fortis Manufacturing REV Rail and Shift Short Angled Grip 001-1000

 

Fortis Manufacturing REV Rail and Shift Short Angled Grip with NorthTech Defense Fluted Barrel and Rainier Arms Compensator 002-1000

Fortis Manufacturing REV Rail and Shift Short Angled Grip with NorthTech Defense Fluted Barrel and Rainier Arms Compensator 001-1000  NorthTech Defense Billet Upper Receiver with Fortis Manufacturing Black Teflon Hammer Charging Handled and Diamondhead-USA Polymer Rear Sight 001-1000

Build Breakdown #2

CMT Tactical Billet Upper and Lower Receivers with Diamondhead-USA  13.5-inch VR-S T Rail and Ferfrans Modular Muzzle Device 004-1000

CMT Tactical Billet Upper and Lower Receivers with Diamondhead-USA  13.5-inch VR-S T Rail and Umbrella Corporation Grip 23 001-1000

Build Breakdown #1

Periodically I will take one of my rifle builds and break down all of the parts used to build it.  If a part is not listed, such as an end plate, it is because it is a standard AR part that does not need mentioned if there is nothing overly special about it.  I will also do my best to give you a link to where you can  find the product for sale.

Mega Arms Billet Ambidextrous Lower Receiver and Megalithic Upper Receiver with Primary Arms PAC2.5x Optic 012-1000

 

Mega Arms Billet Ambidextrous Lower Receiver and Megalithic Upper Receiver 009-1000

Manufacturer Spotlight – Fortis Manufacturing

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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”.

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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.

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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.


 

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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.

 

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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.


 

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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.


 

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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.


 

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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.


 

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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

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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.