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Faxon Firearms Announces Sub 1 Pound 10.5” Pencil Barrel

The following is a Press Release from Faxon Firearms:
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(CINCINNATI, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of the new 10.5” Pencil barrel chambered in 5.56 NATO. The new 10.5” pencil barrel clocks in at less than 1 pound, focusing on maximum maneuverability and versatility for any pistol or SBR platform.
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Focusing on removing all possible weight, the 10.5” Pencil barrel is formally rated at .9 lbs. including the barrel extension. The barrel is set up for standard carbine length gas systems, using a .625” diameter gas block journal, 1.1” in length – ideal for low-profile and light weight gas blocks.
The barrels feature a 1/8 twist, conventionally rifled 100% in-house by Faxon under our numerous quality certifications. For maximum versatility, the barrels are chambered in 5.56 NATO and feature concentric 1/2×28 threads with a relieved shoulder. The 4150 certified gun barrel quality steel is individually magnetic particle inspected and finished with a durable and resilient nitride.
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“We are thrilled to continue expanding our pencil barrel product line with the 10.5,” stated Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product Management. “Our pencil barrels are the lightest in the industry and with the 10.5” we have set another benchmark in ultralight performance.”
The 10.5” pencil barrel is available today and shipping now to Faxon’s dealers and OEM customers. MSRP is $159.00. New dealer and OEM inquiries are welcome.
10.5” Pencil Barrel Specifications
  • Barrel Material: 4150 Certified Gun Barrel Quality Steel, Triple Stress Relieved
  • Barrel Type: Button Rifled
  • Barrel Caliber: 5.56
  • Barrel Twist: 1:8
  • Barrel Length: 10.5″
  • Barrel Profile: Pencil
  • Barrel Gas System: Carbine
  • Inside Finish: Nitride
  • Outside Finish: Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
  • Gas Block Diameter: .625″
  • Gas Port Diameter: .081″
  • Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1″
  • Barrel Extension: M4
  • Weight: .9 lbs.
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected
  • 11-degree Target Crown
About Faxon Firearms:
Faxon Firearms is a leader in constant evolution in the firearms marketplace focusing on US-made quality and innovation. From the ARAK platform, GUNNER & FLAME barrels, upper receivers, and an ever-expanding portfolio of innovative accessories, Faxon offers quality complete rifle systems and components. New dealers and OEM accounts are welcome.

Christensen Arms Releases New Steel-Barreled Lightweight Rifle

The Following is a Press Release from Christensen Arms:

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Continuing the strong tradition of excellence in design and performance, Christensen Arms is proud to announce its newest bolt-action rifle, the Mesa. Featuring a featherlight-contour,

stainless steel barrel and carrying the Christensen Arms’ Sub-MOA Guarantee , the Mesa offers a lightweight ( 6.65 lbs. ) and accurate package at an affordable price – $1,295 MSRP .

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Other features include a tungsten Cerakote® finish, a removable seamless radial brake, a carbon-reinforced fiberglass stock, an adjustable match-grade trigger, and many of the industry-leading features you would expect in a Christensen Arms’ rifle. The Mesa is available in multiple calibers including, .308 WIN, 6.5 Creedmoor, .300 WIN MAG, 7MM-08, and 7MM Rem Mag.

“With the Mesa, we wanted to create a premium, yet accessible rifle, that contained many of the same, industry-leading features you would expect from any product carrying the Christensen Arms name.” – Jason Christensen, President Christensen Arms

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The Mesa is currently shipping and available for purchase. For purchase information, please contact your local Christensen Arms dealer or find a dealer near you at  http://www.christensenarms.com/find-a-dealer/.

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Full specs can be found on the Christensen Arms’ website, http://www.christensenarms.com/.

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About Christensen Arms:
Founded in Utah in 1995, with roots in the aerospace industry, Christensen Arms developed the first carbon fiber rifle barrel. This patented technology resulted in one of the most innovative advances in firearms within the last two and a half decades. With over 20 years of firearm experience focusing on using top-tier
aerospace materials and processes, Christensen Arms manufacturers some of the most lightweight, precise, and accurate firearms in the industry and around the globe.

Tyrant Designs CNC announces the Lightweight Pro Series Pistol Grip

The following is a press release from Tyrant Designs CNC:
TYRANT DESIGNS CNC ANNOUNCES ITS NEW LINE OF GRIPS, THE LWP (LIGHTWEIGHT PRO) SERIES!

Tyrant Designs CNC, an industry leader in high end, aftermarket AR grips announced that they have released their new line of grips, the LWP Grip. Available in black, red, blue and grey the Lightweight Pro series is CNC machined from a single piece of aerospace grade aluminum. The grips weigh in at a surprisingly light 3.4 ounces, thanks to some weight savings by milling out the entire inside of the grip as well as addition holes on the top.

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The Lightweight Pro tips the scales at 3.4 ounces and is lighter than the majority of available grips currently on the market. ( Yes we mean polymers too) ! We set out to create the lightest, most ergonomic grip on the market without compromising the structural integrity and quality. It is CNC machined from a single piece of aerospace grade aluminum and has a knurled back strap for additional adhesion. It instantly gives the operator the confidence needed in any weather or scenario, all while maintaining the consistency needed for a light weight build. Despite its lightweight it is incredibly durable and does not feel flimsy in the hand. If you are looking for the perfect grip for your lightweight build, look no further than the LWP!”

Tyrant Designs CNC is an AR accessories manufacturer based just outside of Chicago. They have had several successful designs for AR pistol grips and have plans to expand to foregrips as well as other AR accessories this year.

Tyrant Designs CNC, LLC

10134 Pacific Ave

Franklin Park, Il 60131

http://www.tyrantcnc.com/