Its truly hard to keep up with the pace by which Strike Industries has been putting out product. In fact, we have occasionally missed one, which has not been on purpose (which despite often being Made in Taiwan, tends to be some innovative stuff, like their new safety selector which has me as a believer).
Improving upon the basic AR-15 buffer system, Strike Industries is offering a flat wire spring. The new springs bring modern spring manufacturing and technologies to the 50+ year platform. Taking it further, Strike Industries is cryo-treating teh springs which gives it “…greater consistency, longer spring life, and greater resilience to high cyclic rates.”
For those not familiar with flat wire springs, for certain applications, they are a welcome upgrade. Flat Wire springs typically have greatly increased service life (cycles) compared to standard round wire and can often be compressed more compared to round wire until coil bind (a bad thing for springs), which gives designers greater flexibility.
The springs are available for carbine-stock weapons only. It would stand to reason with Strike’s pace of expansion that a rifle version will be released shortly. Retail pricing is set at $19.95.
Features (Courtesy of Strike Industries):
- Cryo-cycled 17-7 ph steel for strength, reliability and longevity
- Decreased harmonics lessens system vibration for faster follow up shots.
- Increased bolt load for more positive feeding
- Reduces distracting AR “twang”