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V Seven Weapon Systems .308 Magnesium Hyper-Light Handguards

For immediate release – Glendale, OR – V Seven Weapon Systems expands their line of Magnesium Hyper-Light Handguards to now include MLOK and KeyMod handguards for .308 (AR10/SR25) rifles.

With most .308 rifles weighing quite a bit more than their AR-15 counterpart, end users have been looking for ways to shed some weight wherever possible. The Hyper-Light family of hanguards are manufactured from a blended aluminum & magnesium alloy which yields an approximately 30% reduction in material weight compared to commonly used 6061 aluminum.

The 308 Hyper-Light Handguards are available in four different lengths which are 10.75”, 13.5”, 15” and 16.5” in both MLOK and KeyMod. The finish is a plasma deposition process that provides a tough ceramic-like coating with superior wear resistance compared to anodizing. Each 308 Hyper-Light Handguard comes with all required mounting hardware including a Grade 5 Titanium Barrel Nut, Barrel Nut Wrench and Screws.

For more information including weights for all rail lengths and additional photos, please follow the links below or give V Seven Weapons a call at 541-832-2179.

V Seven Weapon Systems 308 Magnesium Hyper-Light MLOK Handguard

V Seven Weapon Systems 308 Magnesium Hyper-Light KeyMod Handguard

Angstadt Arms New 5.5″ Handguards Now Available

The following is a Press Release from Angstadt Arms:

Angstadt Arms Logo
The Angstadt Arms UDP Series 5.5″ handguard is now available at the introductory price of $155 shipped. That’s a $30 savings off the regular price. Price is good through this weekend (5/21/17).


  • Compatible with both .223/5.56 and 9mm
  • Free float, 7 sided design that allows for 45 degree offset mounting options
  • M-LOK® mounting interface on 7 sides and 2 QD swivel mounting points
  • Special design allows for a super slim profile that still allows sound suppressors 1.39″ in diameter and smaller to tuck inside of the handguard when used with an exact length 6” barrel.

Angstadt Arms UDP 5.5 001

UDP Series 5.5” M-LOK® handguard. Compatible with .223/5.56 and 9mm calibers. Shown with their 6″ barrel.

Angstadt Arms UDP 5.5 002

Pickup the new UDP series 5.5″ handguard this weekend for only $155 Shipped!

Special Ops Tactical Introduces the JAVELIN Rail System

The following is a Press Release from Special Ops Tactical:


The all new JAVELIN Rail System is a cutting edge, highly refined rail system that blends state of the art custom precision CNC machining along with ultra aggressive Stealth like design.  The Javelin is machined out of a one piece billet aluminum extruded rail which is much stronger and more rigid than 2 piece rail systems.  The Javelin Rail System series boasts with aggressive good looks as well as being tough enough to handle any mission all while weighing in at only 9oz’s.!

The Javelin-12 M-LOK Provides (6) Sling Swivel Attachment Points in total; (3) Front (QD points) that are integrated into the left, right and bottom as well as(3) QD points on the Rear that are integrated into the left, right and bottom as well.

Javelin_Rail_Front MThe JAVELIN-12 Designed to be used in with a (Micro/Low Profile Gas Block) on a (Pistol, Carbine length or Midlength gas system) or (Front Sight Base with Rifle gas system). This rail system gives the user a light weight more “rigid” and modular way to mount accessories to their AR15. The JAVELIN is a direct bolt on rail that is far more rigid than any other mounting system on the market!  Special Ops Tactical will be releasing the JAVELIN in several different lengths being (7”, 10” 12”, 14” and 16”) as well as an SD version that will accommodate a suppressor recessed inside the rail and also our 308 version  JAVELIN. SOT_Javelin_Rifle_Forged


  • Free Floating
  • CNC machined from 6061-T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
  • Single Piece Billet Machined Extrusion
  • Rail Weight: 9 oz.
  • (6) QD Sockets
  • Anti Rotation Design
  • Solid mount interface
  • Wicked Stealth Sleek Industrial Appearance
  • Mil-Spec 1913 Picatinny Rails
  • Mil-Spec Type III Hard Coat Anodized
  • Inside Diameter: 1.295 inches
  • Width: 2.09 inches
  • Provides a Continuous Limited Upper Rail
  • Made in the USA by Special Ops Tactical


  • Barrel Nut
  • Shims
  • Hex key
  • Instructions
  • Screws

Special Ops Tactical will be adding several new products to their HD custom Rifle Builder which will include JAVELIN, SOTAAR and HAYLON Rail Systems and more!  Be sure to stop buy and build the rifle of your dreams today!  The JAVELIN is one of several new innovative rail systems released by Special Ops Tactical, be sure to stay tuned for more products updates and releases @ SpecialOpsTactical.com.

Mega Arms Announces New Wedge Lock Hand Guards

Mega Arms just announced their new Wedge Lock Hand Guards have started to ship.  Read below for more info from Mega.

All photos and video are courtesy of Mega Arms.

“Its finally time to tell you all the good news, Mega Arms Wedge Lock 7075 hand guards, compatible with any Mil Spec upper, have started shipping!



A collaboration with Hodge Defense Systems​, the mind set from the start was to create the finest combative modular system that was strong, lightweight, and with a positive tactile feel. We spared no expense in our material selection understanding the rigors this hand guard would potentially be faced with. For example, most manufacturers exploit the use of 6061 aluminum for ease and cost of manufacturing, though 7075 has strength properties that exceed 6000 series aluminums at or near 40%. Our barrel nut is made from Titanium to help with strength/weight, and the thermal properties one would normally see with steel or aluminum during high volume of fire. We chose a little thicker wall thickness for a solid tactile feel, more surface area, added rigidity, as well as a more positive lock-up for modular accessories.



The Wedge Lock / Hodge Defense Hand guard slip fit attachment system utilizes a simple, yet robust method via a unique patented wedge lock system. We designed the front of this hand guard to allow a gloved shooter to access their suppressor attachment point via a small angle, so not to fight for space while gloved. A steel anti rotation pin is incorporated in the 12 o’clock upper section which mates with a predrilled hole as found on Mega Arms billet and forged uppers, as well in many of our competitors uppers. The hand guard can be mounted without the anti rotation pin if your upper does not have this feature.



Please note, that due to the slim design of the The Wedge Lock, sound suppressors will not fit under the hand guard like they do with our MKM and MML uppers.

WL 7-1000


First to be shipped are the 16″ Mega Extended length version, designed for use with an 18′ or longer barrel. 14″, 12″, 9″ and 7″ version will ship in descending order, so the carbine length will ship last. M-LOK variants are shipping first, Key Mod will follow shortly.








For more information about our dealers go to MegaArms.com/Dealers”

SHOT Show 2015 – LanTac USA

LanTac USA, who has been mostly known for their Dragon Muzzle Brakes, had a booth full of new awesomeness available for all to see….and for one sticky fingered thief, a BCG to take home.

SHOT Show 2015 LanTac USA Blast Mitigation Device (BMD)-1000
LanTac USA Blast Mitigation Device (BMD)

LanTac USA’s Blast Mitigation Device, or BMD, is a removable shroud of sorts that can be placed over the Dragon Muzzle Brake to control the side blast from the Dragon and away from the shooter.  The BMD is quickly removed from the Dragon by pressing two release buttons on either side of the device.

SHOT Show 2015 LanTac USA Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group (E-BCG)-1000
LanTac USA Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group (E-BCG)

This Enhanced BCG is the brother of the Ti Enhanced BCG that was stolen from the LanTac booth at SHOT.  The stolen version was a one-off version without Forward Assist serrations and was made of Titanium.  Click HERE for more info from LanTac regarding a description of the stolen BCG.  They are offering a reward.

The Enhanced BCG is M16 Full Auto style, machined from 8620 steel with a Shot Peened (SP) bolt and is Magnetically Particle Inspected (MPI).  The entire carrier assembly is NiB, electroless NiB coated with the patented advanced UTC EXO process.  The carrier features forward gas porting with enlarged gas vents to run cooler and cleaner and reduces the pressurization of the receiver.

SHOT Show 2015 LanTac USA Gas Block and Dragon Muzzle Brake-1000
LanTac USA Gas Block and Dragon Muzzle Brake

The LanTac Gas Block will fit .750″ diameter gas pad barrels and uses two set screws to secure the block in place.

SHOT Show 2015 LanTac USA SPADA-S Rail-1000

The LanTac USA SPADA-S Rail is a lightweight freefloat handguard that features reinforced attachment positions at the 3, 6 and 9-o’clock positions with helicoil inserts.  The rail offers zero protrusion to the rear and will mount to any upper receiver, regardless of shape.

SHOT Show 2015 LanTac USA Upper Advancd Receiver (UAR)-1000

LanTac USA Upper Advancd Receiver (UAR)

The LanTac USA Upper Advanced Receiver, aka UAR, is machined from Billet 7075-T6 aluminum, is finished with MilSpec, Type 3, Class2, Deep Black, Hardcoat Anodizing and comes standard with M4 feedramps.  The UAR comes standard with a CP-R360 Domed Head Cam Pin.  The Cam Pin features a circular head with singular flat face so it can retrofit any other BCG cam pin without the need of removing the gas key.

For more information on LanTac USA, visit http://www.lantac-usa.com/.


Rainier Arms 5.56 SWITCH Rails

Rainier Arms has yet another new product being released.  This time it is the SWITCH 5.56 Rail in both 12″ and 14″ lengths.  With an attachment method like the Fortis Manufacturing SWITCH Rail, this rail will be a cinch to install, remove, and replace with the same type of rail in either a different length or for varying mission requirements.


Information from Rainier Arms:

Rainier Arms SWITCH 5.56 Rail 12

This version of the quick detach rail system SWITCH is a Rainier Arms exclusive.


It features a brand new mechanism that allows a tool-less removal of the rail itself for easy access to the proprietary barrel nut and gas block, and what we believe is most important, is to be able to quickly change rails for a variety of mission or competition specific setups.

This 5.56 versions weighs in at a mere 8.5 oz for the 12.42″ and 9.8 oz for the 14.76″. Each model will feature Keymod Slots and QD Attachment Points at the 3, 6 and 9 O’clock position as well as a full length Picatinny Rail on top.

The SWITCH, is a revolutionary design that not only looks great and feels phenomenal in hand, but is incredibly functional and adds minimal weight to the rifle – this is truly an exciting new piece of kit.

12″ SWITCH Model
14″ SWITCH Model




  • Material: Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 Aluminum / Locking handle: 7075-T6 Aluminum
  • Length: 12.42” or 14.76″
  • Weight: 8.5 oz or 9.8 oz minus barrel nut. Barrel nut is 1.6oz.
  • Conttinuous Top Rail
  • Rotation Limited QD Sockets
  • Keymod at the 3, 6, & 9 o’clock
  • Mil. Spec. Hard-coat Anodized
  • 4140 heat treated barrel nut (1-7/16 X 16 T.P.I.)
  • Clamp torque setting 20 in lbs
  • Spanner wrench needed to torque barrel nut to spec (not included)
  • Made in the USA!


Revolvr Price: $189 (12″) or $199 (14″)

MSRP: $239 (12″) or $249 (14″)

Links to Revolvr Sale:

12” – http://www.revolvr.com/rainier-arms-switch-5-56-rail-12.html

14” – http://www.revolvr.com/rainier-arms-switch-5-56-rail-14.html

New from Fortis Manufacturing

Fortis Manufacturing 5.56 12 inch SWITCH Rail 011-1000

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 Manufacturing Billet Upper Receiver 001-1000

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.

Fortis Manufacturing Billet Upper Receiver 005-1000

For more information, follow this link:




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:


Fortis Manufacturing 5.56 12 inch SWITCH Rail 005-1000


SHOT Show 2014 – Otis Technology

Otis Ripcord and 7.62 B.O.N.E. Tool
Otis Ripcord and 7.62 B.O.N.E. Tool

A new weapon maintenance tool for 2014 from Otis Technology is the Otis Ripcord.  This one pass cleaning tool is available in common handgun and rifle calibers, with more coming, and offers 360° barrel cleaning from end-to-end.  The Ripcord has 8-32 threaded ends for accommodating additional Otis cleaning components.  The Ripcord retails for $14.99.

For those who are familiar with the Otis MSR/AR Cleaning System and B.O.N.E. Tool in the .223/5.56mm variant has been expanded to the .308/7.62mm market for 2014.  The .308/7.62mm B.O.N.E. will also be sold separately.  The .308/7.62mm B.O.N.E. Tool retails for $29.99.

Otis Technology MSRS

Additionally, stepping outside of being known for quality cleaning supplies, Otis Technology has introduced the MSRS, a 6061-T6, two-piece, free-floating rail for the MSR/AR/M4 platforms that mounts to a standard barrel nut.  The MSRS Rail retails for $239.99.

For more information visit, http://www.otisgun.com/, or call 1-800-684-7486.