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Magpul Releases MBUS Pro Enhanced Front Sight Post

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015


The MBUS Pro Enhanced Front Sight Post fits both the MBUS Pro and the MBUS Pro Offset Front Sights. Precision machined of alloy steel, the sight post features a Mil-Spec Manganese Phosphate finish for superior corrosion resistance and abrasion protection. The MBUS Pro Enhanced Front Sight Post is machined with two profiles, .060” Standard width for maximum visibility and .040” Match width for increased precision. The Match width side of the post has a marking dimple for easy identification during installation.


Enhanced Front Sight Post (Left) compared to standard post

I Didn’t Know This Magazine Was Still Around

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

I loved this magazine as a kid. Looks like they’ve changed their content a little though.


Another great bit of propaganda from Hodge Defense Systems, Inc.

Warrior Expo – Gerber Short Stack

Friday, July 10th, 2015

This is the Short Stack. It’s a complete AR-15 armorer’s tool in an extremely compact package. In fact, at the booth it was displayed as fitting inside Magpul MOE and MIAD grips. Rather than unfold in a traditional manner, the tool is held together with a rubber stop as well as magnetically, and each component can be individually separated.

It contains the following components:
– M-Lok compatible tip
– Windage elevation sight tool
– Firing pin scraper
– Buffer tube wrench
– Cleaning cable pull handle
– 4mm wrench
– T10 torx
– #0 cross driver
– Bolt carrier & bolt scrapper
– 1/2?, 1/4?, 3/8?, and 3/4? wrenches

FN 15 1776

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Designed as an entry level carbine, the FN 15 1776 was just released. The video looks like it was a lot of fun to make.

ADS Federal Range Day – TAC-WRAP from Manta Defense

Monday, June 15th, 2015


Manta Defense developed the TAC-WRAP as a roll up handguard for use with many Mil Std 1913 forends (as well as others). It not only cushions the hand from a Pic rail’s sharp edges, but the construction also absorbs shock during fire and keeps the hands cool.


Available in Tan, Green and Black.

Midwest Industries Introduces M-LOK Handguard for  MR556A1 / HK416

Thursday, June 4th, 2015


-Midwest Industries new handguard for the MR556A1 or HK416 (with removal of sling loop)
-7 interface sides in M-LOK allow for accessory installation in almost any configuration necessary
-9 inches of usable handguard with a full picatinny top rail
-Handguard weighs 9.9 oz
-Retail price of $219.95 (introductory price $209.95)
-Extended length to follow


Available on and through their dealer/ distributor network in 2-3 weeks.

HDSI Does It Again

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015



Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Ever wonder if the “H” in FNH stands for Hodge? Yep, that’s a Mod 2 in the FN booth.

Cathy’s Tip of the Week

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

From the April 22,1968 edition of “Tropic Lightning News”.


Warrior West – Lancer One-Piece Adaptive Magwell

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Last Fall, I visited Lancer’s facility in Quakertown, Pennsylvania and of the numerous products they showe me, my favorite was the Adaptive Magwell because it is a relatively low cost add-on that makes it easier to change magazines on the AR platform due to its flare that funnels the magazine into the Magwell.  Like it or not, the U.S. Military is going to stick with the M16 lower receiver for the foreseeable future.  Because the lower is the gun, we can’t change its gemoetry.  But, the Magwell Adapter allows you to enlarge and bevel the Magwell of virtually any mil-spec M16-style lower.  

 The one-piece is a modification of the original, commercially offered two-piece version that the U.S. Army expressed interest in.  It comes with two silicone gaskets that are used while mounting the adapter in Oder to take any play out of the fit.  You use the one that fits better.   
The Magwell Adapter is held fast by clipping into the trigger guard which is opened with the use of a cartridge tip.  The Magwell Adapter incorporates an alternate attachment for the trigger guard which also serves to open the trigger area up a bit for those wearing hand wear.

Once again, this modification to an AR lower requires no permanent alterations to the weapon and makes it easier to accomplish magazine changes.