Bison Armory, which is part owned by gun blogger SayUncle, have gotten in new 16″ 6.8 SPC barrels for the AR-15. The 16″ Recon profile barrel is manufactured by E.R. Shaw according to the Bison Armory specifications. It sells for $200.
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While watching a video of the MetalStorm 3GL 40mm Grenade Launcher I was blown away by the incredible technology1 that these Australians have developed. I have blogged about the 3GL before, but I had not imagined it worked so well in practice. The video is worth 1000 [Read More…]
DS Arms are now selling half-assembled AR-15 receivers. Half assembled means no bolt, bolt carrier or charging handle. Forged 7075T6 A3 Flattop Upper Receiver Forged Front Sight Base with Bayonet Lug A2 Flash Hider 16 Inch 5.56mm NATO Nitride Treated Chrome Moly 1:9 [Read More…]
Guy Sagi, the Editor in Chief of Shooting Illustrated, has written about his experience hunting antelope with an AR-10. It is great to see semi-automatic rifle hunting going mainstream.
Troy Industries have developed a nifty new diamond aperture rear sight for the AR-15. Troy claim the diamond shaped aperture helps the shooter acquire a sight picture faster than a round aperture. The DIO has two aperture settings, one for 300 meters and another [Read More…]
During the Iraq War the Marines urgently ordered 180 of the Mk11 Mod 0 Sniper Weapon System’s, but with the Army M110 Rifle Upper Receiver. This Mk11 / M110 hybrid was known as the Mk11 Mod 1. Later, the Marines began ordering the Mk11 Mod 2, a SOCOM / Navy [Read More…]
Suburban noticed a empty webpage on Magpul’s website entitled “LOWER RECEIVER TECHNICAL RESOURCES“. With their expertise in plastics I would not at all be surprised if they plan on producing a plastic AR-15 lower receiver like the Calvary Arms CAV-15.
The LaRue Tactical OSR has been a long time coming but LaRue are nearing shipping the rifles that are currently on order. The OSR is an AR-10 type rifle styled after the Knight’s Armament SR-25 and M110. It is built from high quality components and shoots sub-MOA [Read More…]
After having recently launched their first AR-15, the Ruger SR-556, Ruger have now unveiled the Ruger SR-22, a Ruger 10/22 in a tactical AR-15 configuration. For years we have been asking for it, and finally they have delivered! You are probably thinking that the action [Read More…]
You saw it here first! I had no idea that Sig Sauer were making AR-15 / M16 rifles but my DSEi spy spotted this prototype SIG516 1 PDW at the DSEi 09 expo. It features a 7″ barrel, putting it firmly in the PDW class, and chambers the 5.56mm NATO. I do not know if [Read More…]
Zel Custom Mfg. have developed a new model of their Tactilite AR-15 Upper Receiver chambered in .416 Barrett. Like the .408 Cheyenne Tactical that I mentioned yesterday, the .416 is also a long range sniping round that sits between the between the .338 Lapua Magnum and [Read More…]
The ENDO Tactical Stock Adapter Glock Edition (TSA-G) is an adapter that allows any AR-15 / M16 compatible stock to be attached to a Glock pistol. Glock with Magpul UBR stock, 33 round magazine and sling. The adapter can be easily attached and removed in about 30 [Read More…]
Suburban has info on Anvil Arms AR-15 Lower Sale.
Caleb has reviewed the Daniel Defense’s new DDXV Carbine and finds, like Mark Twain, rumors of their demise have also been greatly exaggerated. It’s built right, and it’s built to shoot. From the factory you get an accurate, functional rifle with excellent [Read More…]
Brownells are now selling their own branded M4 style barrel. The AR-15/M16/M4 Carbine Barrel (#080-000-681) is made of 4140 chrome moly steel, hardened to Rc 26-33 and stress relieved. It’s 16″ long with a 1 in 7 twist and ½”-28 threads for a flash [Read More…]
Wilson Combat have added a complete .22 Long Rifle AR-15 upper receiver to their AR-15 product line. It is in the M4 style with a quad rail, 16″ barrel, front flip up sight and a A2-style flash hider. The price will be $995. When they release more information I [Read More…]
Advanced Long-Range Systems (ALS) have issued a warning: Advanced Long-Range Systems has identified a condition that may exist with the bolt supplied with the ALS 50 caliber conversion which may allow the gun to fire out of battery. As all the facts are not yet in, and [Read More…]
Kamil Arikut, who works at Safir Arms, makers of the .410 AR-15 shotgun, posted a comment on the blog saying that a english language forum has been created for American users of the Safir T-14 so that they can get in touch with their Turkish counterparts. If you have [Read More…]
Zel Custom Manufacturing recently purchased the Ultralite50 line of .50 BMG AR-15 Uppers. They have just released an improved version of the Ultralite50 called the Tactilite. As you can see above the Taclite is a single shot bolt action that sits atop an AR-15 lower. [Read More…]
Earlier this year ATI began selling the T-14, an AR-15 style .410 shotgun that uses a standard AR-15 lower. I have been asked many times if and when just the upper on its own will be available for sale. I learnt from Suburban that AIM Surplus are now selling just the [Read More…]
The M16 in this photo, which was taken in Afghanistan a few days ago, has a carry handle mounted on the 9 o’clock handguard rail. I had not seen a carry handle mounted there before so I asked about it on MP.net. BumpkinBoy and scrybe suggested he has it there in [Read More…]
I learnt from Caleb at Gun Nuts that Daniel Defense are launching a new AR-15. The Daniel Defense DDXV Carbine is an entry level version of the DDM4 which was launched earlier this year. The main difference is that the DDXV has a standard M4-style butt stock and plastic [Read More…]
Caleb got thinking about bolt action rifles and noted that no bolt guns exist to his knowledge that can feed from STANAG (AR-15 / M16) magazines. everyone seems to be talking about how the world/economy/social order is going to collapse soon (it’s not) I figured the [Read More…]
dfwgun @ ARFCOM posted a short tutorial on how to modify a Magpul MOE AR-15 pistol grip so that it will fit on an AK. As you can see in the photo some dremel work is required but it is a pretty straight forward procedure.
Guess how much this Knights Armament muzzle break sells for … Photos by unclemoak @ ar15.com The Answer: About $450! The muzzle brake is made from one of the Inconel family of nickel-chromium superalloys and claims 40% reduction in recoil. Thanks to Jay for the [Read More…]
In March Brownells were awarded a contact for 1.4 million M16 magazines. They have just shipped the first 60,000. Interestingly these have a new propriety anti-tilt follower, instead of the normal green follower. The new military magazine manufactured by Brownells [Read More…]
Murdoc has written a review of the Adam Arms retrofit piston system for the AR-15 for Guns and Hunting. The new Adams Arms gas block quickly mounted with hex screws and a new bolt carrier key, a couple springs and a bushing were all that was needed before adding the [Read More…]
The fact that guns get dirty is is one of those unfortunate facts of life, along with death and taxes. A piston operated gun will reduce the dirt that enters the rifle compared to a direct gas impingement gun (AR-15). When you add a suppressor, I think it makes little [Read More…]
I have blogged before about cameras being mounted on rifle stocks. SayUncle found this webpage showing a camera mounted on an AR-15 lower. This is an incredibly bad idea. Not only could people could easily it for a gun-like weapon, but an AR-15 lower is legally a [Read More…]
“PooFire” was using his car as a barrier to practice shooting over (NOT a good idea) with his AR-15 but forgot his revolver was placed on the car roof. His S&W Model 442 Airweight took a 5.56mm bullet to the chamber. Click to expand the images. He knows [Read More…]
Linda from Remington emailed me this photo (UPDATE: or CAD rendering, thanks Erni) of the new AR-15 style Model 597 rimfire. More info on the rifle here.
Remington have announced a new addition to their line of Model 597 semi-automatic .22 rifles. The VTR (Varmint Target Rifle) is styled after the AR-15 and features: Click to expand. * 16″ target-style heavy barrels. * A2 style stock or Pardus M4-style collapsible [Read More…]
Ruger was that attractive girl at high school who you wanted to love but she stabbed you in the back and you just could not trust her again. That was two decades ago. Sturm, Ruger & Company CEO Michael O. Fifer has listened us, the customers, and changed the company [Read More…]
These photos, posted on AR-15.com by m1ajunkie, compare AR-15 parts to the equivalent SCAR parts. They are very interesting photos. Bolt Carriers Bolt Faces SCAR carrier disassembled. Many more photos here. Many thanks to Jay for emailing me the link.
I saw the below photo on the Sabre Defense website. Can someone please explain the reasoning behind mounting iron sights at a 45 to 75 degree angle? My guess is that it allow quick transition between the Backup Iron Sights and the main EOTech holographic sight if the [Read More…]