Faxon Firearms X-TRA LITE Receiver Sets

Faxon Firearms have announced a new line of lightweight AR-15 receiver sets dubbed X-Tra Lite. These receivers are based on the Faxon’s forged AR-15 receivers and are also made of 7075-T6 aluminum, however, thanks to the deleted forward assist, lightening relief cuts and skeletonized magazine well and top Picatinny rail, the X-Tra Lite receiver sets are two ounces lighter than their regular counterparts.

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NEW Brownells BRN-4 Upper Receiver Kit – HK416 For The Masses

Brownells just announced a new HK416-pattern upper receiver kit, the BRN-4. This piston-driven upper is compatible with standard AR-15 lower receiver groups.

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Fire Folded: Law Tactical AR Internal Carrier (ARIC)

Law Tactical is primarily known in the gun world for their AR-15 side folding stock/buffer tube adapters. While their side folding mechanisms make the AR-pattern guns much more compact for transportation, you have to deploy the stock to allow the action of the gun to cycle because as you know, part of the AR-15 rifles’ action (recoil spring and buffer) is inside the buffer tube. Well, the company now has a solution for that with their new AR Internal Carrier (ARIC) which is basically a shortened modified BCG with two side recoil springs that cycles within the upper receiver, allowing to fire the gun with a folded stock.

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FoldAR Introduce New 2023 MoBetta Pistol Variants

FoldAR’s compact and quick deploying AR pistols have just received a fresh new update for 2023. The compact folding AR pistols will still remain compliant with NFA regulations keeping them off the registry but will now include a new adjustable gas bolt carrier group, Red Rock Outdoor Gears Large Rover slingpack, as well as a new 300 BLK variant. What’s unique about the FoldAR MoBetta pistols is that they allow the user to have a compact package in virtually any barrel length while remaining reliable due to the adjustable gas block system.

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TFB Review: Daniel Defense M4A1 SOCOM 14.5 Upper Receiver

In the world of ARs, there are countless options at almost every single price point imaginable. I oftentimes get accused of ignoring cheaper options and only going after high-end stuff which made me start to think. Is it possible to get a high-end accurate rifle set up without paying the $2,000+ price tag? Well, I decided to cough up my own money to check out if this is possible and what it takes to buy an almost identical factory Daniel Defense SOCOM rifle setup. Let’s take a look at the Daniel Defense M4A1 SOCOM 14.5 upper receiver.

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Is the Mk18 Reliable? Colt/Daniel Defense Mk18 Torture Test

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves asks “is the Mk18 reliable?” For the unaware, the Mk18 is, more or less, a 10.3″ barrel short and compact AR-15 or M4 that is common in the special operations community. There have been criticisms of the platform over the years and calls for its replacement – but does it really need replacing? To answer the question, James reviews military and government reports about experiments on the Mk18 and discusses them. Additionally, and just for fun, the TFBTV crew and Pensacola Police Department SWAT throw together an informal torture test to see how tough the Daniel Defense DanielDefense and Colt full-auto M4 lower combo – similar to what would be issued to the special forces operators who use this setup – really is.

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Rosco Manufacturing K9 11.5 Kinetic Consulting 5.56 NATO Barrel

Rosco Manufacturing has released an 11.5” K9 barrel in Crucible 416R with a nitrided finish. Their proprietary patrol length gas system is claimed to offer a smoother recoil than a carbine length system. They recommend a 10″ minimum length for the handguard. The muzzle thread pitch, if you want to add a suppressor or other muzzle devices is 1/2 x 28.

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Geissele Wins Customs And Border Protection Contract

Geisslele Automatics won a contract to supply AR-15 rifles to Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This new contract includes both complete rifles and upper receiver groups. Let’s take a look at the specifics of this contract, and what it might mean for Geissele’s future civilian offerings.

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NEW Magpul BDA AR-15 Arm Brace

Magpul has expanded their lineup of stabilizing arm braces with the new BDA brace. It is fixed in a single position, unlike their other arm braces.

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Back For One Final Run: The Aero Precision Heritage Lower Receiver

Retro is definitely in this year. Joining the retro party is Aero Precision’s limited edition Heritage lower receiver featuring the original Aero Precision logo which more closely represents the aerospace industry that the company started out in. These new-production limited-edition lower receivers will fall into the M4E1 lineup of lowers and even have a few improvements over the original M4E1 lower to improve fitment and operation.

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The USGI Web Sling – More Than Just A Carrying Strap

The classic USGI web sling has been fielded on rifles since World War 2. It has seen action on the M-1 Garand, M-14, and M-16 rifles, and it provides both a method to carry a rifle and a loop sling for precision marksmanship use. Let’s take a closer look at this sling and its hidden talents.

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 29: Parts to Stock Up On Now

Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 29! It’s no secret that there are those out there that seek to restrict and reduce the amount and type of firearms, parts, and accessories that we have access to. If you keep your thumb on the news cycle closely, you’ll notice there is almost always some sort of bill or upcoming legislation that threatens your right to own certain types of firearms or even innocuous items that aren’t even classified as firearms. Today we’ll be featuring deals I’ve found on some of the most controversial or vilified parts and firearms that you can stock up on now to help hedge your bets against any potential bans that may prevent you from purchasing them in the future. Even if you’re not worried about any potential bans or restrictions, these are all parts and firearms that you could always use an extra or two of in your armory.

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TFB Review: Armi Jager AP-15 Rimfire M-16

I love an AR-15 with a carry handle. This love started early, with my first gun, the Armi Jager AP-15. It is mostly forgotten today, but it was one of the most realistic .22LR copies of the AR-15 in its day. Let’s take a look at what this rifle is and whether it is worth owning today.

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The Cheapest AR-15 vs. The Most Expensive (PSA vs. Daniel Defense)

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves gets his hands on the brand new Daniel Defense M4A1 RIII, which is the famed Daniel Defense DDM4, but equipped with the new RIS III handguard used by Special Operations. But at $2,300 MSRP, why would anyone pick up the DD M4A1 RIII, especially when you can get cheaper AR-15s for $400 and less these days? James puts this to the test by buying and building a budget Palmetto State Armory (PSA) AR-15 on and Anderson Manufacturing lower, two of the cheapest manufacturers in the AR-15 business. To make the contest a little more fair, James spends an extra $100 or so on a stainless steel barrel for the budget build, and compares accuracy between the two, as well as discussing the pros and cons of each. Check today’s video to see which one comes out on top.

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NEW RELEASE: The Daniel SoundGuard Suppressor Lineup

Daniel Defense, manufacturers of the now iconic DD MK18 5.56mm carbine and other long arms, have just announced the Daniel SoundGuard suppressor lineup. Comprised of the SG-556, SG-30, and the SG-30Ti, the new rifle suppressors have every caliber covered from 5.56mm to .300PRC and everything in between. Outfitted with the now universal 1.375 x 24 mount threads, the SoundGuard silencers come with a direct thread mount, but can accept other industry-standard QD systems as well. Featuring a gas-flow dynamic design to minimize blow back, toxic gasses are pushed forward and not back into the shooter’s face.

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The A2 Sight: How It Works, And How To Use It

A2 sights were a controversial design choice when they replaced the old A1 versions. They added complexity and made it possible to change the sight setting without a tool. While some users have maligned the A2, it is a very capable sight for the average civilian shooter.

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Shooter's World Precision Powder: A Replacement For Varget?

Finding gunpowder has been extremely difficult over the last several years. Many popular options have disappeared entirely. Perennial favorites like Varget have dried up and left many shooters trying to find substitutes. One such option is Shooter’s World Precision, which looks very similar to Varget on paper. So how do these two powders compare?

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FightLite Introduces the Multi-Caliber Herring Model 2024 Lever Action Rifle

FightLite Industries is well-known in the industry for some truly remarkable firearms innovations like the MCR belt-fed upper receiver, SCR 5.56 pistol, and of course their extensive lineup of aftermarket parts and accessories. FightLite is now excited to announce the launch of its brand-new multi-caliber lever action rifle, the Herring Model 2024. Unlike other lever action rifles, the Herring Model 2024 features a purpose-built modernized design complete with AR-15 magazine compatibility, and a whole host of both rifle and pistol calibers to choose from depending on what you’d like to use the rifle for.

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Magical Integrally Suppressed AR with NO BAFFLES: The Angstadt Vanquish [TriggrCon 2022]

In this episode of TFBTV’s TriggrCon 2022 coverage, James Reeves interviews Rich Angstadt of Angstadt Arms about his newest creation, the Vanquish – an MP5SD-like integrally suppressed AR-9 carbine using a removable suppressor that has no baffles whatsoever – and it somehow sounds great. Rich Angstadt explains all the details to James on today’s episode of TFBTV Show Time.

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BREAKING: GLOCK Carbine – CONFIRMED

This week you may have seen a pair of photographs of an AR-15 pattern carbine in FDE shared around the Internet. What set this carbine apart, however, was the intriguing markings on the lower receiver. There have been rumours of a Glock carbine for a number of years but the photos that recently surfaced are our first good look at it.

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 26: On-Sale Magpul AR-15 Stocks

Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 26. A stock is one of the most important pieces of furniture you can select for your rifle. While you can operate an AR-15 with a standard stock that usually comes with the rifle you’re purchasing, if you really want to optimize your rifle for you and your mission, you’ll probably want to upgrade it to something that has a few more features over a standard M4-style telescoping stock. Today we’ve brought you a small selection of Magpul stocks which are some of the best stocks in the industry and are made from very tough and durable glass-reinforced polymer. What’s great about Magpul’s stocks is that they are 100% made and engineered in the United States. All of the stocks featured in TFB Weekly Web Deals 26 are MIL-Spec, although, many of these stocks are available in commercial buffer tube widths as well. If you’re looking for those, you can visit http://magpul.com/stocks/ to check out their commercial offerings.

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AR-15 Shopping at a Serbian Gun Show

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at the LORIST 2022 Serbian Gun Show shopping for AR-15s with @DumDum Darko. Sure, your options are limited and EXPENSIVE, but you have choices from manufacturers like DanielDefense and Smith & Wesson Inc., as well as options that we don’t have in the United States. James and Darko peruse the guns (and a lot of rakija brandy) and talk about what options are out there for Serbs.

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 25: Aftermarket AR-15 Triggers

Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 25! When it comes to the subject of AR-15, few components are as hotly debated as the triggers. The standard mil-spec AR-15 trigger isn’t necessarily bad but it does have room for improvement. The choice of whether or not to go with an aftermarket trigger is largely going to come down to your specific preferences as well as what type of shooting you’re doing and what your goals are in terms of accuracy, split times, and safety. So today we’ll be taking a look at some of the most popular (currently discounted) options for aftermarket triggers from some of your favorite online retailers.

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A Guide To The AR-15 Carry Handle

The carry handle. Love it or hate it, it’s an iconic feature of the AR-15. In recent years there has been a resurgence in their popularity. Unfortunately, this has led to some misunderstandings and incorrect advertising. So let’s take a look at the common models and what sets them apart.

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Strike Industries Announces the OPPRESSOR Golf Ball Launcher

Strike Industries is well known for its highly stylized and innovative aftermarket firearms components like handguards, magazines, AR parts, and muzzle devices. One new muzzle device coming to the scene is the new OPPRESSOR Golf Ball Launcher – not exactly the most tactical thing to be released but fun nonetheless! Danny over at Strike Industries has given us a few more details and exclusive photos to tease the upcoming release of their exciting new muzzle device.

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POTD: Sharps Bros Lower Receivers

Today’s Photo Of The Day is a family picture! Above you can see all Sharps Bros lower receivers that have a custom magwell design. From left to right we have the Warthog, Overthrow, Showdown, The Jack and Hellbreaker. The picture is only missing the only normal member of the family, the Livewire.

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The Rimfire Report: CMMG Bravo 22LR AR-15 Conversion Kit

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all bout the rimfire firearm world and its many firearms, ammunitions, shooting sports, and history! Last time on The Rimfire Report we took a look at the very budget-friendly Heritage Arms Rough Rider 22 caliber rimfire revolver. That little revolver is apparently one of the best-kept secrets of the rimfire world as many of you have had similar enjoyable results as I did while shooting the revolver. However, when it comes to modern arms and training, nothing is quite as ubiquitous or common as America’s rifle, the AR15. Pete’s September 3rd SILENCER SATURDAY featured a full-auto CMMG 22LR AR-15 conversion kit. Humorously enough, I had already planned to do a review and overview of the CMMG Bravo 22LR AR-15 Conversion Kit for Rimfire Report and if it hadn’t been Labor Day weekend, you all would have gotten a double dose of CCMG rimfire goodness. Unfortunately, our overview today will be a much milder, semi-auto look at the conversion kit but the same warning that Pete aired last week will be aired here – be careful, this conversion kit is sure to bring a smile to your face.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #244: HUXWRX FLOW 556K Full Auto Range Time

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM R9 multi-caliber suppressor. Last week we got a taste of Swiss rimfire with the B&T 22 Suppressor with the CMMG AR-15 .22LR conversion kit. This week we take the HUXWRX FLOW 556K full auto to see how it handles cyclic rates and blowback management. Let’s take a look at the video.

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Getting Started in CMP Service Rifle Competition

Since colonial times, Americans have held shooting competitions with rifles used for militia service. These “service rifle competitions” have grown and become formalized into their own sport. Thousands of shooters participate across the country each year, with the national matches held at Camp Perry each summer. Though they are not the most high-speed or tactical event, they are an accessible sport and an excellent test of marksmanship.

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New G-Stop Reversible Hand Stop from GrovTec

Hand stops, vertical foregrips, lights, lasers, bipods, and TAC-SACs all take up valuable and limited rail space. To help alleviate some of that crowded space on your favorite firearm, GrovTec has just announced the introduction of their new space-saving G-Stop reversible hand stop that only takes up 2″ of real space and can be flipped 180 degrees to serve as either a hand stop or a barricade stop depending on what your specific flavor of shooting calls for.

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