Hello and welcome to TFB weekly Amazon Deals 8: National Composites Week. Composites have taken on a big role in the firearms world and continue to do so as the years go by. From carbon fiber handguards, roll-wrapped barrels, and composite rifle stocks, you almost can’t avoid the part of a composite firearm in this day and age, and probably for good reason. This week we’ll be featuring some recent deals I’ve discovered on Amazon that involve composite gun parts as well as a few other odds and ends I found that was interesting.
TFB Weekly Amazon Deals 8: National Composites Week
Magpul’s backup iron sights are some of the best in the business and the pro series of MBUS are almost as popular as the standard polymer ones. While these may not be made from glass-reinforced nylon, the Pro sights are currently on sale and feature hand-adjustable elevation for both the front and rear sight posts. At the time of writing, the standard front sight, MBUS Pro is on sale for $66.11 (normally $84.95) and the offset rear is currently available for $84.80 (normally $104.95). While not on sale, a full set of offset MBUS Pros is available for $165.08 (the price just recently dropped down from $174.95).
I always thought these things were a gimmick until I started shooting long range. Modern long-range rifle calibers can seriously heat up your barrel even with just 20-rounds downrange. Unless you want to wait a solid 15-20 minutes before resuming shooting, a barrel cooler might be necessary. The MagnetoSpeed RifleKuhl cooler is smaller and also features a built-in 50-micron air filter for keeping dust and debris out of the action and barrel while it cools. The RifleKuhl barrel cooler is currently on sale for $54.99 (Normally $60.00). The MagnetoSpeed RifleKuhl will fit most long action rifle receiver brands as well as most styles of semi-automatic rifles.
This one isn’t exactly on sale but I’m including it on the list because #1 it’s inexpensive and #2 some of the customer reviews are absolutely hilarious. The barrel temperature indicator gives you quick and unmistakable visual feedback on the temperature condition of your barrel without you having to touch it and possibly burn your hand. The sensor is made in America. It can withstand temperatures up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. It will turn brighter as your barrel continues to heat up and will return to its standard color once cooled back down. The Caveman Flare Mini Gun Barrel Temperature Sensor is available for $11.99. Below is what has to be one of my favorite Amazon customer reviews for a gun accessory ever.
You need this for your shaft
Everyone knows maintaining a healthy barrel is important. Keeping it clean, lubricated, and ready to shoot loads is common knowledge, but did you know vigorous shooting comes with its own hazards?
This is where this ring comes in. Slide it onto the shaft of your barrel, do your thing, and it changes color when you’ve gone from “good tempo” to “too much! danger!” This is important not just for maintaining accurate shots during long sessions, but also when you’re putting your package away, as damaging your bag or sac from a hot barrel is never a welcome feeling.
Price is right, stays where I want it, works well and without issue and can accommodate different thicknesses, and after all is said and done it keeps me aware of when I’m ready to move to the next stage (usually, the recovery period.)
Whether you want to use something like this for survival and emergency purposes or you make use of one for long hikes, Katadyn makes some of the highest quality portable water purification devices available on the market. The Hiker Microfilter is a portable filter that makes use of a 0.2-micron glass fiber filter media combined with activated carbon to eliminate particles and chemicals from your drinking water no matter where you source it from. The Hiker Microfilter portable water pump is available for $63.74 currently (normally priced at $74.95).
One of the lightest and simplest rifle bipods on the market, the Magpul bipod is also one of the sleekest bipods on the market. Compatible with sling stud QD mounts, M-LOK, Picatinny rail, and A.R.M.S 17S style mounting solutions, the Magpul bipod can be fitted to almost any rifle and still offers 50-degrees of total tilt control and also features a large, glove-friendly locking knob making adjustments between shots a breeze. While normally $130, the Magpul bipod is currently on sale for 5% off at a price of $123.45. Best of all, the bipod is one of the lightest on the market and weighs just a hair over 11 ounces.
Even though it is one of the OG names in the optics game, I don’t see a lot of Meprolight stuff anymore which is why I was pleasantly surprised to find one of their newer optics on sale on Amazon. The ML68553 Foresight is an enclosed and rugged sight that might be a little bit overkill for just target shooting but would go perfect on your bug-out rifle or home defense weapon. The foresight features 5 preset reticles, an internal digital compass, an interactive app, and even automatic zeroing. The Meprolight Foresight Augmented Reality sight has loads of features and is currently on sale for $699.99 which is $70 cheaper than its standard price of $769.99.
Thanks for stopping by to read TFB and for checking out this week’s Amazon deals. If you’ve found any recent deals you think may be relevant to our readers, please feel free to leave a comment down below! We’ll see you next week with a whole new set of gear and gun-related Amazon deals.