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First 50 LANTAC LA-R15 Intermediate Raven Rifles to be Offered Exclusively at Cabela’s

The following is a Press Release from LanTac-USA and Cabela’s:

First ever shipment of new, state-of-the-art rifles available through Cabela’s July 7, 2016

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FORT WORTH, Texas (July 7, 2016) – LANTAC™ USA LLC, Fort Worth TX., will make the first ever shipment of 50 of the company’s new LA-R15 14.5” Intermediate Raven™ rifles available exclusively at Cabela’s for a limited time beginning Thursday, July 7th. These highly anticipated sought after, state-of-the-art rifles will be offered through Cabela’s before they hit the market anywhere else in the world.

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LanTac’s LA-R15 14.5” Intermediate Raven is the first ever AR modern sporting rifle with the company’s patent-pending Adjustable Buffer System and proprietary buffer spring. Each rifle is comprised of premium parts and accessories, including hand-lapped, stainless steel barrels; billet 7075-T6 certified lower and upper receivers with Type III, Class II black anodizing; and LanTac’s UCT EXO NiB coated Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group (E-BCG™) with forward porting, flared tail carrier and Carpenter 158 bolts.

 

Additional features like the state-of-the-art, world-leading, pinned and welded LanTac DGN556B™ Dragon™ Muzzle Brake; a MPI tested bolt; and LanTac Curved Bow, CMC Triggers 3.5-lb, E-CT1™ single-stage drop-in trigger system, allow the LA-R15 14.5” Intermediate Raven to offer zero muzzle rise and a massive reduction in felt recoil, in a fast, flat-shooting and accurate rifle.

The LanTac LA-R15 14.5” Intermediate Raven rifle is manufactured to the highest quality standards and assembled by a skilled team of rifle builders. Each rifle is shot tested at LanTac’s facility, treated with FrogLube™ and comes with a lifetime warranty against defects. Visit www.lantac-usa.com for more information.

Cabela’s Incorporated is a leading specialty omni-channel retailer of hunting, fishing, camping, shooting sports and related outdoor merchandise and has long been recognized as the World’s Foremost Outfitter. Visit the LanTac page on Cabela’s website, or www.cabelas.com, for more information about Cabela’s exclusive offering of the new LanTac LA-R15 14.5” Intermediate Raven rifle.

Daniel Defense Releases Highly Anticipated DD5V1 7.62 Rifle

The following is a Press Release from Daniel Defense:

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Black Creek, GA- September 30, 2015. Daniel Defense—engineer and manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms, precision rail systems, and accessories—is proud to announce the release of its much anticipated rifle for the 7.62 x 51mm NATO (.308) cartridge. The new DD5V1 is a groundbreaking, performance-driven platform engineered from muzzle to buttstock. Incorporating over a decade of expertise from industry-leading Daniel Defense engineers and designers, the DD5V1establishes a whole new standard in the .308 platform.

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“I couldn’t be happier with the way this rifle turned out,” said Daniel Defense President & CEO Marty Daniel. “Our engineers utilized existing technology where appropriate and developed entirely new designs when necessary to optimize the performance of this gold-standard rifle. Those who demand legendary Daniel Defense quality and the increased range and terminal ballistics of 7.62mm ammo are going to be very pleased with this rifle.”

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With innovative features like a 4-bolt connection system, an optimized upper receiver, an improved bolt carrier group, ambidextrous controls, a configurable modular charging handle, and a cold-hammer-forged barrel, the DD5V1—although built around a traditional AR platform— establishes a new tradition in 7.62 rifles. It also features a Geissele SSA two-stage trigger for precise fire control. Even with all of these features, plus a DD Superior Suppression Device and 15” Picatinny top rail, the DD5V1 weighs only 8.3 lbs.
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The DD5V1 rifle has an MSRP of $2,899 and will be available for purchase beginning October 23rd from authorized Daniel Defense dealers or directly from Daniel Defense at danieldefense.com.

 

About Daniel Defense

Located in Black Creek, Georgia, Daniel Defense is a leading manufacturer of premium firearms, rail systems, and accessories. Its iconic brand remains unmatched in quality, precision and world-class customer service. President and CEO Marty Daniel founded Daniel Defense, which originally created rails and accessories for the AR-15 platform in small batches. Now, with two locations and a combined 137,000 square feet of manufacturing space, Daniel Defense continues to make the world’s leading firearms for civilian, law enforcement, and military customers.

 

For more information, visit www.danieldefense.com.

Aero Precision’s Budget Friendly AC-15 Released

Aero Precision (AP), who has blown up in the innovation and expansion departments is taking a step in another direction.  The wallet-friendly direction.  AP announced today the release of their AC-15, a complete rifle that is competitively priced at $699 and attractively available for just about anyone who wants to start out in the AR-15 market without breaking the bank.

APCR100015-AC-15-ar15-complete-rifle-1Though not “high-end” feature rich, the AC-15 will start you out where you want to be with a complete rifle and parts can be upgraded as you go and when you figure out what you actually need to upgrade as your shooting style evolves.

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The AC-15 features:

  • Gen 2 Aero Precision Lower Receiver with Flared Magwell and Upper Tension Screw
  • 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel Barrel 1:7 Twist Rate
  • Full Mil-Spec Bolt Carrier Group
  • Carpenter 158 Bolt, HP and MPI Tested
  • 7075-T6 Aluminum used for Upper Receiver, Lower Receiver and Receiver Extension
  • “F” Marked Front Sight Block
  • Magpul MBUS® Rear Sight included
  • Magpul 30 Round PMAG® Magazine included

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See more at: http://aeroprecisionusa.com/ap/ac-15/

First “3-Gun-Type” Shooting Competition – A Review

I shot my first 3-Gun-Type Shooting Competition today.  I say “Type” since it was more or less a fun shoot at a local-ish range (2 hours away) that was not an official 3 Gun Nation match for score, though this range is a 3GN registered club.

I was looking for a low-key, no stress event to get my feet wet, have some fun and soak in as much information as I could.  Unfortunately this range would not allow photography or videography, so there will not be any accompanying range images with this article.

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Glock 17 Pictured, not Used G19

For firearms I shot my slightly modified (stippled, with 10-8 Performance Sights and a Glock Triggers “The Guardian Duty-Carry” Trigger System) Glock 19, a “Frankengun” AR-15 built around a Rainier Arms Billet Ambidextrous Receiver Set and a stock Mossberg 930 JM Pro shotty.  I had the AR’s scope, a Vortex Viper PST 1-4x dialed in tight before hand, but had not had a chance to shoot the JM Pro before the match…so it was basically new in box with a fresh coat of oil.  (Not something that I recommend you do.)

For my equipment belt I had borrowed a buddy’s set up that is built around a Safariland competition belt, a stripped down ALS holster, some TACCOM Qualoads, and a single pistol mag and single AR mag carrier (from unknown manufacturer).  Again, it was borrowed.

The Qualoads worked as designed, but I need to look around for something a little more secure as shells would fall out occasionally.  My twin/dual reloads were satisfactory, but need improvement and I am not yet there with quad loads.  I would definitely go with additional pistol and rifle mag pouches as my pockets were at times stuffed with extra magazines depending on the stage.  This may not be a big concern in a sanctioned 3GN match, but with a COF that was all handgun and with one that limited everyone to 6 rounds in each magazine, they started to add up.

I did not go without some sort of malfunction on one or multiple guns on any given stage.  I am chalking the problems up to ammo on the rifle and shotgun and problem TBD on the Glock.

The Winchester Universal Game & Target 7 1/2  shot that I started with gave me numerous malfunctions in the first course of fire (COF) in the JM Pro.  Another helpful shooter advised that his 930 did not like steel heads/rims and he provided me with some brass headed Suprema 8 shot to finish out the day with.  The Suprema worked out great without another malfunction in the shotty.

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As for the .223 ammo I was using, the Atlanta Arms remanufactured ammo that I was shooting caused way too many malfunctions to mention and really hurt my times.  It is what I had the most of on hand for boxed .223, but I also had two boxes of Gorilla Ammo 69gr Sierra MatchKing OTM in my bag and the rest of the match was flawless with that ammo.

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Lastly, the Glock 19 had a lot of problems.  At first I thought that it may have been too dry, but some added lube did not remedy the single shot problem that I was having.  The gun was clean, so fouling was not a problem.  I have yet to break down the gun to armorer level, but I think that it may be an extractor issue.  Once the gun is back together I will run some quality ammo through it to ensure that the Speer ammo I was using was not a bad batch.  I guess it is just a sign to upgrade to a G34.

The courses of fire were fun, yet challenging.  There were initially 5 COF, but one had to be cut out due to Hunter Education being taught on one of the lanes.  Only 2 COF involved all 3 guns, while 1 was all handgun and the other was all rifle.  That was a little disappointing, but nevertheless challenging.

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Prior to the match, I was advised by a friend to have some sort of jogging stroller to haul my gear/guns around with me.  Unable to find a reasonably priced stroller on short notice, I re-purposed my golf pull cart with some 3″ PVC pipe to haul around the shotty and the AR.  It worked out okay, but still had to haul the ammo bag around.  Not the end of the world, but still a PITA.  Will work on a more substantial solution for the next match.

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Overall, it was a great experience for my first semi-competitive shoot, especially since I was not stressed about my times and was there to get my feet week.

Here is to much more practicing, training and improving on times.

 

Vertx Armalite Rifle Giveaway

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Vertx is giving away an one-of-a-kind “Vertx-Branded” M-15 Armalite Rifle to one lucky winner in conjunction with their NRA Show Sweepstakes.  Entrants have until April 12, 2015 to get in on the chance to win.

To Enter, go to:  http://www.wearvertx.com/vertx_sweepstakes.aspx

THEIR OFFICIAL RULES

    • Firearm transactions must be completed through licensed dealers only and in accordance with all State and Federal Laws. It is the responsibility of the user/purchaser to know, understand and comply with all local, State and Federal laws relevant to their place of residence.
    • No purchase necessary to enter, participate or win.
    • A purchase will not improve chances of winning.
    •  Void where prohibited.
    • Entries for this contest must be received by Sunday, April 12, 2015.
    • You may enter by filling out the form on this page, or in person at booth 126 during the Shot Show Event
    • Limit one (1) entry per person.
    • Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.
    • Open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States and the District of Columbia age 18 or older (or age of majority under applicable law).
    • Promotion subject to Official Rules. Sponsor: Vertx, 4545 Malsbary Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.
    • All federal, state, local taxes associated with the receipt of prize are the sole responsibility of the Contest winner

SHOT Show 2015 – POF

Patriot Ordnance Factory has been working during 2014 to get these products out for this year.

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POF Archangel Ambidextrous Charging Handle

The Archangel Ambidextrous Charging Handle looks cool with the engraved wings and sword along the body, however the wingspan is just a little too big for my taste.  I love the concept, but the levers are going to get caught up on kit for anyone using this in the real world.

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POF Gen4 Ambidextrous AR

The POF Gen4 Ambidextrous Lower Receiver seems to have hit the mark though.  With full ambi-controls, including a bolt catch, not just release.  Can you see it?  Look in front of the trigger, inside the trigger guard.  It’s the little nub in the upper right hand corner of the guard is the bolt catch.  I would definitely like to get my hands on one of these.

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POF Adjustable Gas Block

The POF Adjustable Gas Block has 18 adjustable positions.  Best part?  You can adjust it with a screwdriver from the front of the block.  No more trying to fish a micro Allen wrench in between rail slots to get your adjustments.

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POF WARHOG 7.62×39 AR

And lastly, POF has released their WARHOG, a 7,62×39 AR Platform.  Yep, AR-body with AK-ammo.  Currently C-Products mags are the only mags that will work.

 

Seekins Precision announces release of SP-10 .308 Rifle

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The following is a Press Release provided by Seekins Precision.

Lewiston, ID – Seekins Precision, announced today the expansion of their unrivaled, performance based rifle line up to include their first offering in the 308 caliber.

The Seekins Precision SP10-after rigorous testing and evaluation- Will now be made available to the public.  Offering the best features and components available on the market today.  Designed for shooters, by shooters, the SP10 offers extreme accuracy, full ambidextrous controls and billet aluminum construction.  Featuring the performance proven Seekins Precision SP3R handguard, 18” stainless steel match grade barrel, 3.5lb single stage trigger and Seekins ATC muzzle brake, making the SP10 the perfect .308 AR platform for duty and competition use.  The SP10 .308 rifle has a suggested retail price of $2489 and comes with the Seekins Precision limited lifetime guarantee.

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“We’re thrilled to be able to bring this rifle to market” said Kevin Weyrauch, Seekins Precision, Business Development liaison, “Our customers have been requesting our products in a 308 platform for quite some time. We wanted to offer a rifle that met our performance and quality standards, while adding some unique new features that you can only find on a Seekins Precision product.”

For more information on the Seekins Precision family of products, be sure to check out our website at www.seekinsprecision.com or contact us at sales@seekinsprecision.com
About Seekins Precision
President and CEO, Glen Seekins founded Seekins Precision in 2004. Built from humble beginnings as a means to create a better performing scope ring, Glen and Katie Seekins started manufacturing products out of their garage in Lewiston Idaho. Shortly after the release of the companies first billet lower receiver, the demand for Seekins Precision products skyrocketed. Seekins Precision has grown exponentially over the past decade and is now known for its premium line of rifles and firearms accessories. In May of this year, Seekins Precision opened their new 25,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Idaho, increasing their machining capabilities and available manufacturing space. Seekins Precision looks forward to continued growth, as well as the opportunity to provide shooters with performance based innovation and unrivaled precision.

Blitzkrieg Components Chevron Front Sight Post

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Blitzkreig Components Chevron Front Sight Post and Adjustment Tool

The Blitzkrieg Components AR-15 Chevron Front Sight Post (FSP) with white contrast stripe is a great upgrade to any AR-15.  With the included proprietary front sight tool, installation and adjustments are an easy task. The recessed white stripe chevron makes for very fast sight picture acquisition and offers a great reference for those who sometimes confuse the protective wings of the front sight housing as the FSP.  Sight adjustments are limited to every two clicks with the white chevron on both sides, though only two of the four sides are used for sighting, it will be twice as accurate as a single-sided sight while obtaining a precise zero.

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Blitzkreig Components Chevron FSP in a Samson Manufacturing BUIS

The Blitzkrieg Components Chevron FSP is machined from a single piece of billet 416 stainless steel and is coated in a melonite matte black finish.  I have successfully installed the chevron FSP in a Diamondhead-USA DIAMOND front BUIS, a Magpul MBUS front sight, a Samson Manufacturing front sight and a standard A2 front sight base.  It will fit almost any AR-15 front sight housing, though Blitzkreig Cmponents advises that their chevron FSP is not compatible with the Magpul MBUS Pro or the LWRC Skirmish sights.

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Blitzkreig Components Chevron FSP in a Magpul MBUS

Zeroing in my AR with the Blitzkrieg Components Chevron FSP was just as easy as any standard FSP and any noticeable difference in obtaining a realistic zero with every two clicks was negligible compared to one click adjustments. Additionally Blitzkrieg Components also offers a black chevron FSP without the white stripe marking for those who opt not to have the bright white feature on the front sight.  Personally, I prefer the white stripe as it offers higher contrast and a faster sight picture.

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Blitzkreig Components Chevron FSP in a Diamondhead-USA DIAMOND Front Sight

Engineering wise, I am not sure if it would be possible or even feasible to create a four-sided white stripe chevron FSP that would offer the chevron post on all sides.  If that were to be done, it would offer more capabilities for sight adjustment, however the chevron would probably need to be canted at an angle towards the target, and the shape of the sight would be more in line with that of a pyramid.  I would be interested to see if that was possible, and if it were to be as effective or if the sight being angled away from the shooter would cause any issues with sight acquisition, or precision.

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Even against a bright background, the Blitzkreig Components Chevron FSP offers enough contrast to obtain good sight acquisition.

For more information on Blitzkrieg Components, check out their webpage: https://www.blitzkriegcomponents.com/