The following is a Press Release from Tyrant Designs:
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.
MKM MATEN KeyMod
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.
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.
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.
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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Wedge Lock AR-15 Handguard KeyMod
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.
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.
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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The following is a press release from Daniel Defense.
Black Creek, GA- August 25, 2014- Daniel Defense, engineering and manufacturing the world’s finest firearms, precision rail systems and accessories, today announced new product releases: DDM4v11 Series Rifles, MK18 Pistol and 300 Blackout Pistol Variants.
Daniel Defense introduces the DDM4v11 series of rifles with the newly designed SLiM Rail™ 15.0, their first rail system featuring the KeyMod attachment system. “Our customers have been hounding us for a KeyMod rail”, laughs Jordan Hunter, Daniel Defense Director of Marketing. “Not only were we able to deliver, but we managed to reduce the weight. You’ll be amazed at how light the V11 feels in hand.” The V11 is available with the 16-inch Government, 16-inch Lightweight, or 18-inch Strength-to-Weight (S2W®) barrel. The SLiM Rail™, which is an acronym for Slim Lightweight Modular, will be available for individual sale at a later date.
Simultaneously, Daniel Defense is releasing the MK18 Pistol and 300 Blackout Pistol. A recent ATF ruling making it easier to possess an AR pistol, and extended approval times for NFA tax stamps, has driven demand for the pistol variant. The MK18 Pistol is very similar to the MK18 Factory SBR—popular in the law enforcement and special operations communities—with a 10.3” barrel that is classified as an SBR (short-barreled rifle) under the National Firearms Act. The 300 Blackout Pistol, chambered in 300 AAC Blackout, also comes with a 10.3” barrel. Both pistols are designed with a 1.15” Diameter Pistol Receiver Extension opposed to a Mil-Spec receiver extension and buttstock and are not NFA regulated items.
About Daniel Defense
President and CEO, Marty Daniel founded Daniel Defense at the turn of the 21st century. From its humble beginnings as a start-up company, creating rails and accessories for the AR-15 platform in small batches, Daniel Defense has grown exponentially over the last decade, and is now known for its premium line of firearms and accessories. Now with two locations and a combined 137,000 square feet of available manufacturing space, Daniel Defense looks forward to continued growth, as well as the opportunity to better serve their customers. For more information, visit www.DanielDefense.com.
New from Mega Arms in 2014 is their new Megalithic Tactical System that is available for both the 5.56mm and MATEN (.308AR) platforms. This one-piece upper receiver and rail system will be available in Mid and Rifle lengths for 5.56mm and Rifle length for the MATEN. The Megalithic Tactical System incorporates a strategically integrated level system and the Key-Mod versions come with hardened QD sockets on the rear sides of the rail.
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