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SOC-F Custom SSD/ADM Rifle Raffle Has Raised $7500 So Far, Let’s Make it $10,000

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Last week, we launched a raffle along with SOC-F and the Duskin-Stephens Foundation to raise funds for the families of the four 2nd Bn, 3rd SFG(A) Soldiers killed earlier this year in Niger. So far, we’ve raised $7500. The raffle closes soon so we can get the funds disbursed in time to make a difference for Christams and I’d like to see this get to $10,000.

If you’ve already bought a ticket, thank you. If you haven’t please do. Either way, please share this raffle with friends and coworkers.

In case you missed it before, here’s the story:
A few months ago, William Phebus of American Defense MFG approached me about doing a custom SSD rifle to raffle for charity. As a Veteran, I jumped at the opportunity and told him to start working on the project and I’d identify a charity. Unfortunately, one presented itself not long after. Four Soldiers, deployed to the African nation of Niger and assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), were killed during a brutal gun battle with Muslim extremists. I was assigned to the Military Intelligence Detachment of 2/3 SF, serving on a SOT-A from 1990-96. Although I am long retired and never knew any of those men, we share a kinship of common service. And, as a husband and father, I am always concerned about the families who lose someone dear to military service.


SSG Bryan C. Black, SSG Jeremiah W. Johnson, SSG Dustin M. Wright, and SGT La David T. Johnson, you are not forgotten.

Speaking with friends currently serving in 3rd Group, I know that their loss really hit the Bush Hogs hard and I vowed to do something to support each of the families of those men. I want to make sure that every child has a Christmas and the families have bridge funds to help offset any unforeseen expenditures associated with their loss. I hope you’ll join me in this endeavor.

Eric Graves
Editor, Soldier Systems Daily

ADM did the heavy lifting and came through with a great rifle package, which includes accessories I use on my rifle. I will always be in their debt for thier efforts. Since I use a T2 red dot sight on my rifle, the great folks at Aimpoint donated one to the cause. I turned to my friends at the Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F) to help with the raffle and at the Duskin-Stephens Foundation to distribute the funds once the fundraiser is finished. Richard King Photography donated these fantastic photos of the build to the cause as well. Neither I, nor any of of these companies, are taking a dime from this fundraiser. They do it because they support the men and women who defend this great land.

What we are raffling

ADM UIC MOD2 (Soldier Systems Daily Edition)

ADM UIC MOD2
· 14.5 Criterion Barrel 1/8 .223 Wylde Chamber
· Surefire War Comp Flash Hider Pin & Welded
· American Defense MFG® Billet Upper Receiver
· American Defense MFG® Completely Ambidextrous Billet Lower Receiver
· American Defense MFG® 13.5 MLOK rail
· Talon Ambidextrous Safety
· Raptor Ambidextrous Charging Handle
· Geissele® G2S Trigger
· Aimpoint® T2 Red Dot Sight
· American Defense MFG® QD Mount
· Magpul® MBUS Pro Flip Up Sights
· Magpul® Stock
· Magpul® MOE+ Grip
· Magpul® Magazine with MagPod
· Raven Concealment® Top Stop

The carbine features our SSD and KCRF logos.

No one else in the world will have a rifle like this, not even me.

Ticket Info:
SOC-F is only selling tickets to win this rifle package for one week. Tickets are $25.00 each
or
5 for $100.00
15 for $250.00
40 for $500.00
100 for $1,000.00

Rules:
There are always rules, and this raffle is no different. Void where prohibited by law. This rifle IS NOT California compliant. It is American compliant. Please know your local, State, and Federal laws before making a donation. We will not reconfigure the rifle for States that have restrictions on features already assembled. Donations are appreciated, but NOT tax deductible.

To get your chance to win this one-of-a-kind rifle, visit SSD / SOC-F “De Oppresso Liber” Relief Carbine.

American Defense MFG Introduces ADM4

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

12DEC2017 – NEW BERLIN, WI – American Defense MFG® (ADM) is proud to release our “ADM4” receivers and complete rifles. This design variant is purely aesthetic in nature. These lower receivers will retain our patented, fully ambidextrous controls that are intuitive in design and function. Perfect for retro builds (with modern features), NFA Engravings, and is also available to other manufactures wanting ambidextrous controls for their brand. Available now via our dealer network and direct from American Defense Mfg®.

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ADM4 billet 7075-T6 lower receiver features a Type III Teflon impregnated hard-coat anodized finish, outfitted with our patented ambidextrous magazine release, ambidextrous bolt catch and release, and our dimpled take down and pivot pins. The trigger guard is ready for winter gloves without manipulation. Radii and chamfers throughout make this billet lower a marvel that stretches the capabilities of modern production CNC manufacturing. A 20-degree competition style mag well is concealed in the design, allowing lightning fast magazine changes. An integral upper/lower tension adjustment screw allows the end user to compensate for tolerance between your upper receivers and your favorite lower.

www.americandefensemanufacturing.com

Savage Arms MSR-10 Hunter Delivers Accurate Performance, Enhanced Features and Lightweight Design

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

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WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – December 4, 2017 – Savage Arms has great news for serious shooters and hunters who want more from their modern sporting rifles. Several options of the semi-auto MSR 10 Hunter takes the popular AR-10 platform to new heights, offering greater performance, expanded caliber choices and a modern design, plus a full suite of custom upgrades packaged as standard features. Shipments of the new rifles have been delivered to dealers.

The Savage MSR 10 Hunter is a compact sporting platform that still packs the punch of 308 Win., and 6.5 Creedmoor chamberings. The rifle squeezes even more performance from its upgraded Savage barrel with a 5R rifling, a BLACKHAWK! trigger with nickel boron treatment, and a tough Melonite QPQ finish. Other upgrades including a freefloat fore-end, custom-forged lower receiver and BLACKHAWK! adjustable buttstock and pistol grip turn the Hunter into the ultimate big game rifle.

In January 2018, MSR 10 Hunter will available in the 338 Federal chambering. Since its introduction in 2006, the 338 Federal has established itself has an extremely versatile, high-performance big game cartridge.

Built on the .308 case and “necked-up” to hold a .338 diameter bullet, this 338 Federal load offers hunters a faster muzzle velocity than the 308 Win. But with a heavier bullet. As a result, the short-action cartridge provides magnum energy for devastating performance on game, without magnum recoil.

Features & Benefits
• Compact AR-10 design
• 308 Win. (1:10-inch, 5R Right-hand Rifling) and 6.5 Creedmoor (1:8-inch, 5R Right-hand Rifling)
• 16 1/8-inch fluted barrel with Melonite QPQ finish (308 Win.); 18-inch barrel for 6.5 Creedmoor
• 7.8 pounds, 308 Win; 8.0 pounds, 6.5 Creedmoor
• Custom forged upper/lower for unique look and compact size
• Free-float M-LOK handguard
• BLACKHAWK! KNOXX AR Pistol Grip and AXIOM Carbine Stock
• BLACKHAWK! trigger with nickel boron treatment

In January 2018, MSR 10 Hunter will available in the 338 Federal chambering. Since its introduction in 2006, the 338 Federal has established itself has an extremely versatile, high-performance big game cartridge.

Built on the .308 case and “necked-up” to hold a .338 diameter bullet, this 338 Federal load offers hunters a faster muzzle velocity than the 308 Win. But with a heavier bullet. As a result, the short-action cartridge provides magnum energy for devastating performance on game, without magnum recoil.

www.savagearms.com

Noveske Rifleworks Announces New Rifle Model And New Gen 4 Receiver Set

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

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GRANTS PASS, OREGON, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 — Noveske Rifleworks is proud to announce the Ghetto Blaster Rifle — the introductory rifle configuration on our new Gen 4 platform. This lightweight rifle (5.25lbs in the short configuration) features a customized version of our new Gen 4 receiver set, collapsible stock and Noveske Rail system (MLOK or Keymod option). Adapted to accept a collapsible stock, the receiver set also includes ambidextrous controls, flared mag well, and new geometry relative to our Gen 3 set. Additionally, the rifle features a Magpul grip, adjustable gas block, and Geissele SD-E trigger. We teamed up with Kevin Brittingham and his team at Q to incorporate the collapsible stock and BCG in this rifle.

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At launch, there will be three configurations available for pre-order:
7.94” 5.56 Stainless barrel, w/7” NHR
7.94” 300BLK Stainless barrel, w/7” NHR
16” 5.56 CHF barrel, w/15” NHR



Other configurations available in Q1 2018 include: Suppressed 300BLK Model (Ghetto Blaster NSD), as well as 10mm.

Pre-sale starts today!

noveske.com/ghettoblaster

ZEV Technologies – New Complete Rifle & Upper Details

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Last month we announced the initial lineup of ZEV rifle components after their acquisition of MEGA ARMS. Here are four new rifles, which are also available as upper receiver groups. Offerings vary, with 16″ and 18″ steel barrels or a 16″ carbon fiber barrel.

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Features common to all:

  • ZEV Billet Upper and Lower receivers are precision-machined from 7075-T651 aluminum for strength and light weight, complete with an integral trigger guard, flared magwell, and finished in true black type III class 2 hard coat anodize.
  • ZEV Wedge Lock hand guard provides a full length continuous top rail with M-LOK mounting system for maximum user customization and control, integrated anti-rotation pin ensures a consistent and continuous top-rail with the upper receiver.
  • ZEV Slide Lock charging handle permits ambidextrous manipulation with an extended and textured latch for superior grip and ergonomics.
  • Mil-spec carbine buffer tube provides six buttstock adjustment positions for user customization and comfort.
  • PWS ratchet lock castle nut and endplate with integral ambidextrous QD sling attachment point.
  • ZEV exclusive sniper grey flat face AR Gold trigger from ATC features a 2.5lb pull with a short reset and clean break that is second to none.
  • Ambidextrous operating controls for the safety selector, bolt release, and magazine release.
  • Low profile adjustable gas block from Superlative Arms allows the end-user to fine tune the gas flow of the rifle to match their load and set-up.
  • Muzzle brake reduces felt recoil and muzzle rise to keep you on-target for faster follow up shots.
  • H3 carbine buffer increases dwell time and reduces port-pressure to ensure reliable extraction and a smooth recoil impulse.
  • Completed with Magpul furniture and two PMAG magazines.
  • Ships in a premium SKB injection molded watertight wheeled rifle case with a custom cut, high-density foam interior.
  • AR15 16″ Stainless Steel Barrel

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    Features:

  • ZEV match grade 4150 Chrome Moly 16″ barrel with QPQ corrosion resistant finish chambered in 5.56 NATO with a 1:7 twist and mid-length gas system. Capable of consistent sub-MOA accuracy with high quality factory ammunition.
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    Rifle Weight – 6.92 lbs

    AR15 16″ Carbon Fiber Barrel

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    Features:

  • Proof Research match grade 16″ carbon fiber barrel chambered in .223 Wylde with a 1:8 twist and mid-length gas system. Capable of consistent sub-MOA accuracy with high quality factory ammunition.
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    Rifle Weight – 6.88 lbs

    AR15 18″ Stainless Steel Barrel

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    Features:

  • ZEV match grade 4150 Chrome Moly 18″ barrel with QPQ corrosion resistant finish chambered in 5.56 NATO with a 1:7 twist and rifle length gas system. Capable of consistent sub-MOA accuracy with high quality factory ammunition.
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    Rifle Weight – 7.85 lbs

    Large Frame 16″ Stainless Steel Barrel

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    Features:

  • ZEV match grade 4150 Chrome Moly 16″ barrel with QPQ corrosion resistant finish chambered in .308 Winchester with a 1:10 twist and mid-length gas system. Capable of consistent sub-MOA accuracy with high quality factory ammunition.
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    Rifle Weight – 8.1 lbs

    www.zevtechnologies.com

    HM Defense Announces the HMB Bolt

    Monday, October 16th, 2017

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    Mt. Orab, Ohio – HM Defense announces the release of its all-new HMB Bolt, an enhanced durability bolt for M16, AR-10 and AR-15 rifles. The HMB Bolt corrects a natural weak point in existing Mil-Spec M16, AR-10 & AR-15 bolts where the cam pin hole passes through the bolt. Under extensive use, including the stress of combat, a standard Mil-Spec bolt can fail at the cam pin hole location.

    The HMB Bolt by HM Defense eliminates the pass-through cam pin hole and replaces it with a cam pin socket and tapered cam pin design. This new patent-pending design eliminates the natural weak point of Mil-Spec bolts by significantly increasing the amount of metal (and strength) at the cam pin location. The result – No more broken bolts!

    “The HMB Bolt design provides a substantial improvement in long-term durability over the existing Mil-Spec bolt,” said Clay Barker, General Manager at HM Defense. “Every M16 and AR rifle can benefit from our new HMB Bolt design.”

    Additionally, the HMB Bolt reduces contact between cam pin and firing pin, enabling smoother operation of firing pin, bolt lugs and aft gas rings. The new cam pin socket also retains lubrication for extended operations.

    The HMB Bolt is 100% compatible with Mil-Spec M16 & AR-15 BCGs and can be installed as a drop-in bolt replacement in any existing M16 or AR-15 rifle. The HMB Bolt will be standard on all HM Defense HM15 rifles and available as an HM Defense bolt replacement kit or in a complete. HMB Bolt Carrier Group starting in September 2017.

    For more information on the HMBTM Bolt and other HM Defense technologies, please visit www.hmdefense.com

    Secret Service Releases Solicitation For New Rifle

    Thursday, October 12th, 2017

    Today, the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Secret Service Procurement Division released a solicitation for a new 5.56mm Rifle, for use in support of the USSS protective and investigative mission.

    They will establish a five year Indefinite Quantity/Indefinite Delivery contract. However, they make this additional assurances:

    The maximum lifetime quantity for this IDIQ shall be 3,900 rifles. The guaranteed minimum for this IDIQ is 500 rifles; the guaranteed minimum will be satisfied at the time of award with an initial delivery order. The minimum order quantity will shall be twenty-five (25) rifles. The maximum order quantity shall be 1,000 rifles.

    Interested Offerors shall submit seven (7) samples of their proposed Rifle variant. Each sample shall be submitted with three (3) Magpul magazines (a total of 21 magazines) and all replacement parts and required tools in order to complete the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance up to 20,000 rounds (total of 7 maintenance kits). Each offeror may submit up to two (2) Rifle variants to be evaluated.

    Characteristics:
    The weapon shall be operable, without modification or alteration, by a right or left-handed user, firing with the right or left hand, depending on handedness.

    All external metal parts of the weapon shall have a dark subdued, rust/corrosion resistant finish. The finish shall be unaffected by commercially available gun cleaning solvents, such as Simple Green, used in heated ultrasonic cleaning tanks. Flaking, peeling, blotching, etc. of the finish is unacceptable.

    The weapon shall be chambered in accordance with current U.S. Military specifications for 5.56 x 45mm, and function with assorted ammunition ranging in weight from 55 to 77 grains (to include all common SAAMI-spec and Mil-Spec ammunition) as well as frangible ammunition.

    Dimensional Requirements:
    Height (no taller than, sights folded, w/o accessories or magazine) 8.5 inches
    Weight (no heavier than, w/o accessories) 7.5 pounds
    O/A Length (no longer than, w/stock fully extended) 34 inches
    Barrel length (min – max) 10-12 inches
    Rifling (5.56) 1 turn 7” inch twist RH

    Operating System.
    The weapon shall utilize a direct-impingement gas-operated system or a short- stroke gas piston system.

    Barrel.
    The barrel shall have a minimum service life of 15,000 rounds.
    Barrel service life is defined as a not exceeding 5 Minutes-of-Angle (MOA) and exhibiting no more than 125 ft/sec decrease in velocity (in accordance with USSS velocity testing procedures), with observance of offeror’s submitted maintenance protocols.
    The barrel shall be free of cracks, seams, and other injurious defects and the bore and chamber shall be free of pockets, rings, bulges, and other deformations. The bore and chamber shall be chromium plated, or of equivalent corrosion resistance. Any coating in the chamber and bore shall be free of nodules, flaking, pits, stripping, anode burrs and evidence of etched base steel. Burrs and sharp edges shall be removed from the chamber edges, and bolt locking lugs.
    The muzzle of the barrel should bear a thread size of 1?2” x 28 tpi, with shoulder geometry of
    90 deg.
    The muzzle should be equipped with a flash hider device, installed with shims as necessary.
    Crush washers are not acceptable.
    Mode of Fire. The weapon shall be selective fire, i.e. semi-automatic and full automatic. A “burst limiter” in the full-automatic mode is not acceptable.

    Fire Selector.
    The fire control selector shall be ambidextrous in design, and be a single lever paddle mounted on the side of the receiver, adjacent to the rear pistol grip, thereby not requiring the shooter to significantly break their firing grip when actuating.
    The fire control selector shall be a rotary type and shall have three positions; safe, semi- automatic and automatic and shall rotate manually without binding from one position to another when the hammer is cocked. The selector shall remain in place in each position by a perceptible spring detent load until manually reset.

    Trigger.
    With the hammer cocked, when the selector is placed in the “SAFE” position, it shall prevent the trigger from releasing the hammer so that the weapon is incapable of being fired.
    When the selector is placed in the “SEMI AUTOMATIC” position, it shall have a disconnect, so that the weapon is capable of semi-automatic fire only (one shot with each pull of the trigger).
    When the selector is placed in the “AUTO” position, the weapon shall be capable of automatic fire (continuous firing until the trigger is released or all cartridges are expended) at a rate of no less than 600, and no greater than 900, rounds-per- minute, while utilizing M193 ammunition.
    The trigger shall hold the hammer in the cocked position until the trigger is pulled. After partial or complete trigger pull, the trigger shall return to its normal forward positions (cocked and uncocked) under spring action.
    The trigger pull shall not measure less than 4.0 pounds, nor more than 6.5 pounds, regardless if the fire selector is set on semi or full-automatic fire.
    The trigger configuration shall be two-stage with no adjustment screws or set screws.
    The trigger shall have a smooth face, cannot be wider than the trigger guard, and shall be the only control inside the area enclosed by the trigger guard. Any other controls (bolt catch/release, magazine/catch release, etc.) inside the area enclosed by the trigger guard are not acceptable.
    While utilizing gloves, the trigger shall not pinch the trigger finger between the trigger and the side of the receiver or between the trigger and the inside bottom of the trigger guard. Any manipulation/modification to the trigger guard to meet this requirement is not acceptable.

    Charging Handle.
    The charging handle shall be situated in the upper receiver. The charging handle shall not reciprocate with the bolt when the weapon is fired. The charging handle shall be capable of being operated with one hand while the shooters other hand is grasping the pistol grip or forend grip.

    Bolt Hold-Open Device.
    The rifle shall be equipped with a magazine activated bolt hold open device. The bolt hold open device shall also be capable of being activated manually by the operator. When the bolt hold open device is activated by the magazine follower and the magazine is subsequently removed, the bolt shall remain in the rear or open position. When the bolt is in the rear or open position and a full magazine is inserted, the bolt shall remain in the rear or open position until the operator manually activates the bolt release. When the bolt catch is released, the bolt shall return to the battery position. Upon release, the bolt shall strip a round from the loaded magazine and load it into the chamber.

    Magazine.
    The weapon magazine well shall be compatible with the standard NATO STANAG 30 round M16 series magazine (NSN 1005-01-561-7200) and the Magpul PMAG 30 AR/M4, 5.56×45 Magazine (NSN 1005-01-628-5106 and NSN 1005-01-615-5169).
    Only the Magpul PMAG 30 AR/M4, 5.56×45 Magazine (NSN 1005-01-615-5169; Mfr Part # MAG556) will be acceptable for solicitation submission and subsequent testing.
    The magazine release shall securely retain the magazine in the magazine well. The magazine (whether empty or full) shall fall free from the magazine well once the magazine release button is activated without any further operator assistance. The magazine release button shall be spring loaded and the design of the receiver shall provide some shielding against inadvertent activation when placed against standard USSS uniform and/or body armor. The activation of the magazine release button shall be accomplished with minimum effort by the operator with only one hand.
    The magazine should reliably feed all types of ammunition utilized in the USSS Evaluation and Testing protocols.
    Magazines shall contain an anti-tilt follower that shall be able to activate the weapon’s bolt hold open device after the last round in the magazine is fired.
    The magazine shall be capable of being inserted directly into the magazine well by the operator with one hand, and without any “rocking” type motion.

    Lower Receiver.
    The lower receiver shall have a permanently affixed plate, label, or laser- etching, displaying a QR code or barcode, readable via commercially-available optical reader. This code shall be embedded with information specific to the host firearm, including (but not limited to) make, model/variant, and unique serial number.

    Upper Receiver.
    The weapon shall be equipped with a Mil-Std-1913 Picatinny attachment rail on the top of the receiver for mounting of optics, iron sights, lasers, etc.

    Forend/Handguard.
    The weapon shall have a modular free-floating handguard assembly measuring no less than 9.0 inches of functional/configurable railspace (measured along the 6:00 o’clock position of the rail).

    The handguard assembly shall have the ability to attach Mil-Std-1913 Picatinny rail segment along the length of the handguard at the 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 o’clock positions simultaneously. The manufacturer shall provide a sufficient quantity of rail segments to cover the length of the handguard at the 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 o’clock positions simultaneously. Handguards with permanently attached Mil-Std 1913 Picatinny railssections the length of the handguard at the 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 o’clock positions shall also be considered.
    When assembled to the weapon, the upper most rail of the free-floating handguard assembly shall align and be at the same height as the rail on the receiver. A one piece receiver/handguard assembly is acceptable as long as the barrel is free-floating, the above rail positioning interfaces are present, and handguard portion meets the minimum length requirement detailed in Section 2.

    Pistol Grip.
    The rear pistol grip shall be securely attached to the lower portion of the receiver and shall not interfere with the operation of the selector lever. If applicable to the submission, vendor shall provide interchangeable rear pistol grip adapters (backstraps).

    Butt-Stock.
    The butt stock shall be quickly adjustable for length of pull without the use of any tools. The butt stock shall have, at minimum total of four positions, including fully extended and fully collapsed.

    Backup Sights.
    When utilized, the front/rear ‘backup’ sights shall be viewable through an Aimpoint Model T2 while mounted on a suitable optic-specific commercially available sight mount.
    The front sight shall be a folding locking type, capable of being locked in both the up and down positions (lever lock, friction lock, spring detent, etc.). The front sight shall be located at the front of the weapon either on top of the gas block or at the end of the rail on the hand guard. The front sight shall be a post profile type, adjustable for elevation as part of operator zeroing procedures. The profile of the sighting portion of the post shall be .050 to .075 inches in thickness. At no time shall the sight unlock from its position as a result of firing the weapon.
    The rear sight shall be a folding locking type, capable of being locked in both the up and down positions (lever lock, friction lock, spring detent etc.). The rear sight shall be an aperture type, adjustable for windage and elevation as part of operator zeroing procedures. At no time shall the sight unlock from its position as a result of firing the weapon.

    Sling Mount.
    The weapon shall be supplied with means to mount a sling to, at minimum, the rear area of the receiver and the handguard, via quick-detach sling swivel. All sling mounting/attachment points will be required to be rotation-limited (4-position) quick-detach cups, to allow interface with quick-detach push button swivels.

    Selection:
    Interestingly, the weapon will be evaluated while wearing wearing Mechanix Wear Vent gloves.  

    Here’s some good news; any award will be made based on the best overall (i.e., best value) proposal that is determined to be the most beneficial to the Government, utilizing trade-offs, with appropriate consideration given to the following evaluation factors: Technical, Testing, Past Performance, and Price. All evaluations factors, other than price, when combined, are more important than price. Offerors are cautioned that the award may not necessarily be made to the Lowest Price offered or the highest rated submission.

    Evaluation Criteria:
    A. Technical/Testing
    1. Phase One (Pass/Fail):
    a. Technical Volume: The offeror’s technical volume will be inspected for compliance with the Instructions to Offerors and Statement of Work. (Pass/Fail)
    b. Armory Level Inspection: The offeror’s submitted variant samples will each be inspected for compliance with the Statement of Work. (Pass/Fail)
    c. Trigger Pull Test (Pass/Fail)
    *The seven (7) samples will be randomly sorted into four groupings. (Exemplar, Sample Set A (3 samples), Sample Set B (1 sample), Sample Set C (2 samples))
    d. Velocity Test – Sample Set A (Pass/Fail)
    e. Accuracy Test – Sample Set A (Pass/Fail)
    f. Rate of Fire Test – Sample Set A (Pass/Fail)
    g. Rifle Drop Test – Sample Set B (Pass/Fail)
    h. Firing Safety Inspection, Component Check, & Function Fire – Sample Set B
    (Pass/Fail)
    i. Armorer Repair and Maintenance Evaluation (Pass/Fail)
    2. Phase
    a. Basic User Live Fire Assessment
    b. Special Operations Division User Live Fire Assessment
    c. * Top 3 Ranked Variants will continue to Phase 3

    Two – User Evaluation
    3. Phase
    a. Barrel Life Test (min. 20,000 rounds) (Pass/Fail)
    b. Trigger Pull Test (Pass/Fail)
    c. Velocity Test (Pass/Fail)
    d. Accuracy Test (Pass/Fail)
    e. Visual/Mechanical Function Test (Pass/Fail)
    f. * All weapon malfunctions will be recorded and inspected by USSS Armorers.

    Only weapon-caused malfunctions will be used in the evaluation.
    Three – Reliability and Endurance Testing – Sample Set A

    Deadlines:
    Questions: October 31, 2017 1600 EST
    Responses: December 1, 2017 1600 EST

    Full details at a www.fbo.gov.

    ZEV Technologies Announces New Line of Rifle Products

    Friday, October 6th, 2017

    Since the announcement of the MEGA ARMS acquisition by ZEV Technologies in March 2017, questions and rumors have been swirling around about how the newly blended company would operate. Both companies have strong backgrounds with passionate founders and loyal customers.

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    Mike Miller founded MEGA over 15 years ago and he grew it quickly because of MEGA’s reputation for extremely tight tolerances, meticulous quality inspection and great finish work. MEGA began building components for several high-end rifle brands and ultimately launched its own brand of products known for precision and accuracy.

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    Alec Wolf founded ZEV to improve the performance of Glocks for professional shooters. ZEV products began to win world championships (including several while building guns for Team Glock). ZEV’s business grew rapidly as all types of Glock owners came to appreciate how much ZEV’s products improved the design, feel and performance of their guns.

    MEGA built its business via an intense focus on precision and quality while ZEV built its business delivering game changing innovation resulting in better design and performance. With this acquisition, the shared DNA of both companies is amplified.

    If you are familiar with the precision fit and finish of a MEGA, rest assured, the quality you know, love and trust will not change. The same great people are building these parts with the same passion for precision. What you can expect to see is more collaboration between Mike, Alec and the rest of ZEV’s design team. Together we expect to lead with both innovative design and best in class precision and quality.

    Today we are excited to announce our new line of ZEV rifle products, the first of many new offerings we will bring to market as one company.

    ZEV Wedge Lock Handguards

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    Available in AR-15 and Large Frame (.308)

    The most technologically advanced hand guard on the market today. The ZEV Technologies Wedge Lock Hand Guard attaches to the receiver via an innovative system built around a lightweight Titanium barrel nut (included) and the two-piece Wedge Lock system that tightens down securely with only one screw. Machined from aircraft grade aluminum to keep the wall thickness thin, but still strong enough for any environment. The narrow cross-section of the hand guard provides for an excellent ergonomic grip while the M-LOK negative space mounting system provides a smooth, hand-friendly surface in place of Picatinny rails.

    ZEV Wedge Lock hand guard features:
    -Black type III hard anodized aluminum hand guard
    -Black Nitride coated wedge system
    -One piece free float design with continuous top rail
    -AR-15 model is compatible with all mil-spec upper receivers
    -Large Frame model is compatible with KAC/DPMS high profile upper receivers
    -Compatible with low profile gas bocks
    -Integral anti-rotation pin compatible with ZEV billet upper ensures consistent alignment of the top rail
    -Titanium barrel nut reduces weight and aids in heat dissipation
    -M-LOK compatible accessory mounting points for user customization
    -AR-15 model internal diameter of 1.225”
    -Large Frame model internal diameter of 1.325″

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    NOTE: The ZEV Wedge Lock is not designed for a suppressor to be mounted under the hand guard.

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    ZEV Forged AR-15 Lower Receiver

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    The ZEV Technologies Forged AR-15 Lower Receiver comes stripped and ready for your next custom AR build. ZEV starts with high-quality 7075 T6 aluminum forgings and final machines them to better than mil-spec dimensions held to ±.001″ tolerances, giving you maximum compatibility with mil-spec and aftermarket parts and accessories. The ZEV Technologies Forged AR-15 Lower Receiver offers superb strength and versatility for building an AR-15 configured exactly the way you want it.

    ZEV Forged Lower Receiver features:
    -Machined from Forged American Made 7075-T651 aluminum
    -Machined with BETTER that Mil-Spec requirements, with critical tooling dimensions held within +/- .001”
    -True Black Class 2 Type 3 Hard coat anodize
    -Features the original “GATOR GRIP” texture on the front of the mag strap for added grip
    -Generous flare cut to the magazine well for quick magazine changes
    -Nylon tipped tension screw for adjusting fitment to various uppers
    -Weight: 7.2 oz.

    ZEV Forged AR-15 Upper Receiver

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    The ZEV Technologies Forged AR-15 Upper Receiver comes stripped and ready for your next custom AR build. ZEV starts with high-quality 7075 T6 aluminum forgings and final machines them to better than mil-spec dimensions held to ±.001″ tolerances, giving you maximum compatibility with mil-spec and aftermarket parts and accessories. The ZEV Technologies Forged AR-15 Upper Receiver offers superb strength and versatility for building an AR-15 configured exactly the way you want it.

    ZEV Forged Lower Receiver features:
    -Machined from Forged American Made 7075-T651 aluminum
    -Machined with BETTER that Mil-Spec requirements, with critical tooling dimensions held within +/- .001”
    -True Black Class 2 Type 3 Hard coat anodize
    -Compatible with all Mil-Spec parts kits
    -Laser T marked picatinny rail
    -M4 feed ramps cut standard
    -Weight: 7.2 oz.

    To purchase: www.zevtechnologies.com/rifles