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SHOT Show 18 – SureFire Optimized Bolt Carrier

Friday, January 26th, 2018

When we last told you about the SureFire Advanced Rifle Operating Core and Optimized Bolt Carrier we weren’t sure when it would be available commercially. But SureFire had the OBC on display at SHOT Show and told us the first run are just finishing up production.


While the entire AROC consists of an enhanced Bolt Carrier Group, Barrel Extension, Buffer and Spring, the OBC is a drop-in Bolt Carrier Group which fits both piston and DI ARs.

The OBC features an internal weight which is spring loaded in both directions. This, along with the other elements, combine to offer additional travel time. When the Bolt is at the end of its stroke while using a Mil-Spec BCG, it takes 28 milliseconds for the bolt to travel back into battery. With the OBC, it’s 38 milliseconds. That slight difference is signifigant, especially when firing full auto or suppressed, or both. You’ll also notice that the gas key has a single screw. It comes with a 2 oz H2S buffer and an included Action Spring offers additional tension.

Brownells Launches Retro Rifle Line at SHOT Show 2018

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Brownells Makes History, Launches Retro Rifles™ Line

Models include four 5.56mm and two .308/7.62 variants


LAS VEGAS, Nevada (January 23, 2018) – It’s been 79 years in the making and today, Brownells has joined the ranks of America’s gun manufacturers. It also makes sense the company’s first firearms are legitimately old school – retro AR-15 rifles.


Brownells newly-created Retro Rifles™ line features four 5.56mm variants and two .308/7.62 variants. The 5.56mm models feature the correct styling for rifles issued to GIs in the 1960s. The .308/7.62 models reflect the lightweight styling of Eugene Stoner’s original AR-10® design.

Available and shipping now, the 5.56mm models include:

BRN-16A1 (#078-000-402)

• Close copy of the iconic M16A1 first fielded in 1960s
• Matte gray anodized receivers to mimic originals
• Black furniture with period-correct contours
• Full fence M16A1 profile lower receiver
• 20” 5.56 lightweight M16A1 chrome-lined barrel with 1-12″ twist
• M16A1 Flash hider
• M16A1 bolt carrier group with phosphate finish and chrome lining
• Standard charging handle
• 20-round Brownells aluminum magazine
• $1,299.99 retail

BRN-601 (#078-000-400)

• Close copy of original USAF contract rifle with green furniture
• Matte gray anodized receivers to mimic originals
• “Slabside” lower receiver, without a magazine release fence
• As a result of no fence, front pivot pin is not captive
• Faux roll pin to retain buffer tube (only cosmetic on Brownells Retro)
• “Duckbill” early 3-Prong Flash Hider w/ split washer
• “Slickside” upper receiver without shell deflector or forward assist
• 20” 5.56 lightweight M16A1 chrome-lined barrel with 1-12″ twist
• M16 “Slickside” Chrome BCG w/o forward assist serrations
• Triangle 601 Charging Handle
• Brownells 20-round Waffle Magazine
• $1,299.99 retail.

XBRN16E1 (#078-000-401)

• Copy of transitional rifle between 601 and M16A1, with features of both
• Matte gray anodized receivers to mimic originals
• Black furniture with period correct contours
• Partial fence lower receiver
• 20” 5.56 lightweight M16A1 chrome-lined barrel with 1-12″ twist
• 3-Prong Flash Hider w/ split washer
• Faux roll pin to retain buffer tube (only cosmetic on Brownells Retro)
• M16 Chrome BCG with Forward Assist Serrations
• Modern charging handle
• Brownells 20-round aluminum magazine
• $1,299.99 retail

XBRN-177E2 (#078-000-403)

• An authentic copy of an early Special Forces carbine
• Matte gray anodized receivers to mimic originals
• Period-correct flash hider with grenade ring
• Period-correct furniture, including collapsible stock
• Full-fence M16A1 lower receiver
• 12.7″ 5.56 lightweight chrome-lined barrel with 1-12″ twist
• M16 Bolt Carrier Group with phosphate finish and chrome lining
• Standard charging handle
• Brownells 20-round aluminum magazine
• $1,299.99 retail

Brownells also announced the BRN-10, the first .308 rifle in its Retro Rifles™ line.

The BRN-10 will have the “trigger-style” charging handle in the top of the receiver, under the carry handle, and the same lines and contours as the first production AR-10®s from the 1950s.

With upper and lower receivers designed in conjunction with FM-Products, the BRN-10 is compatible with standard DPMS/SR25 components including triggers, magazines, barrels, bolt carrier groups, muzzle devices, buttstocks, pistol grips, handguards, and buffer assemblies.

It also features a newly-designed rear sight assembly with a peep sight adjustable for windage and elevation, with elevation setting viewable through the rear of the receiver.

Brownells is taking pre-orders now, with shipping slated for spring 2018.

The BRN-10 models include:

BRN-10A (#078-000-419)

• Close copy of early rifles, such as issued by Netherlands
• Chrome Retro BCG
• 20” fluted barrel in .308 with 5/8″-24 threads & 1-10″ twist, nitride finish
• Brown furniture including original-style handguard
• Open 3-prong flash hider
• BRN-10 receiver set machined from 7075 billet aluminum
• Custom bolt catch, takedown pins, selector and mag release to match retro style
• Not compatible with 308 PMAGs due to lower receiver design
• $1,699.99 retail

BRN-10B Brownells (#078-000-420)

• Close copy of late-model rifles, as adopted by Cuba and other nations
• Chrome retro BCG
• 20” lightweight barrel in 308 with 5/8″-24 threads & 1-10″ twist, nitride finish
• Black furniture including original style handguard
• Portuguese-style closed-prong flash hider,
• BRN-10 receiver set machined from 7075 billet aluminum
• Custom bolt catch, takedown pins, selector and mag release to match retro style
• Not compatible with 308 PMAGs due to lower receiver design
• $1,599.99 retail

In addition to complete Retro Rifles, Brownells also has offers a full line of Retro Parts, including 5.56 receivers, furniture, barrels and other parts. Retro parts in .308 will be available late in the year

To see both the Retro Rifles and Retro Parts, visit the

Fortis Mfg Introduces the LICENSE Lower Receiver

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

For Immediate Release – Fortis Manufacturing is pleased to announce our new lower receiver – utilizing the aesthetics and features found commonly in our accessories – embodies all that is Fortis. At Fortis, our aim is to provide “Operator” needed strength with exceptional design and aesthetics at an affordable price. Fortis Manufacturing, Inc. (FMI), utilizes only the highest quality materials available and machining that is second to none. We intentionally waited to release our lower receiver. When the masses were releasing products that all looked similar, we were busy designing, testing, evaluating and then repeating the process until we got it just right. Truth, liberty, & justice for all isn’t just our Pledge of Allegiance, but it’s our LICENSE and civic duty to uphold all that’s great about our country. The freedom to do so and the license of liberty. Introducing the Fortis License™ Lower Receiver. Made from 7075 T6 billet aluminum. We offer the things that you need and eliminated the fluff that you don’t. The License™ is the base and foundation for any great build so give us a try, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.



One Piece Billet Design
Will be offered in both 6061/7075 as well as standard and ambi
Flared magwell with serrations for added grip
Military Specification Type III Hard Coat Anodized
Raised embossed logo on one side, raised F’N shield on the other
Markings for 45° safety lever
Oversized trigger guard
Receiver tension screw
Made in the USA!

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**Offered stand alone or as a Matched Set with our new redesigned upper receiver

**Photos are just renditions as we’ve already made some changes to the design. Will release March/April 2018, but will be offering an introductory price for the first batch. Click on the button to be notified.

SIG To Offer Suppressed Upper Receiver

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

SIG is introducing a 300 BLK Upper Reciever Group which is compatible with both MCX and AR-style lowers. This short stroke gas piston upper features a 6.75″ barrel with a permanently attached 19 baffle, Titanium suppressor. It has two gas settings for use with sub and supersonic ammunition.

Remember, this is a piston upper so the lower receiver extension isn’t required. Consequently, it will come with the 1913 adapter to facilitate use with the AR lower reciever. This adapter accepts SIG’s 1913 compatible (vertical orientation) stocks. Additionally, the SUR300 comes with a Matchlite Duo trigger.

No word yet on whether this is based on SIG’s submission for the Naval Special Warfare Personal Defense Weapon program which is also in 300 BLK. Additionally, it looks like it may have applied some lessons learned from their submission for SOCOM’s Suppressed Upper Receiver Group program, which is in 5.56mm.

Aero Precision MFT Rifle Giveaway

Saturday, January 20th, 2018


Our January Rifle Giveaway features an M4E1 Complete Rifle in Spent Brass done by Republic Rifle. The Spent Brass coating features a Gold KG Gun Coat with a Black Cerakote overlay. This rifle was built with our M4E1 Lower Receiver, M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver, and Gen 2 Enhanced 15″ M-LOK Handguard, all finished in Spent Brass.

We have received amazing custom accessories for the first time from our friends over at Mission First Tactical. Included is a BATTLELINK™ Minimalist Mil-Spec Stock, ENGAGE™ AR15/M16 Pistol Grip, Standard Capacity Polymer Mag, 3 Prong Flash Hider and Polymer Front and Rear Flip-Up Sights.

Rise Armament has stepped up and provided one of their RA-434 High-Performance Triggers, giving this rifle a smooth pull with a crisp, clean release. This trigger has a retail value of $169.

Retail Value: $1299+

Franklin Armory Announces – Reformation – 11.5” Barrel w/ Conventional Stock – No Tax Stamp

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Earlier today, Franklin Armory sent out a teaser for their new Reformation firearm, debuting at SHOT Show.

Notice I called it a “firearm”. That’s because I’m not really sure how to characterize it. Franklin Armory claims it has an 11.5 inch barrel and yet is equipped with a conventional buttstock. Except, they go on to inform us that no tax stamp is required. It’s not a rifle, it’s not a shotgun.

In the limited amount of information they released, the claim that they have “received approval as a non-rifle from the Chief of the Fire Arms Technology Division.”

This is the first of their patent pending NRS firearms in the Reformation line. If it’s not a rifle or shotgun, what do you think it is?

ZRODelta Merges with Critical Capabilities

Friday, January 5th, 2018


Ascendant Advisory Group’s Mergers and Acquisitions Division is pleased to announce that ZRODELTA of Lubbock, Texas has merged with Critical Capabilities of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
ZRODELTA is a leader in the field of precision firearms and accessory manufacturing, employing patented technologies that improve the modularity, accuracy, and performance of a wide spectrum of OEM products throughout the small arms industry. ZRODELTA is best known for its DLOC reflex and variable power optics mounts, HEAD-S adapter for tripods, DCLW tripod shooting platform, and Cowl Induction Muzzle Break. During 2017, the company’s patented DLOC mounting system—the industry’s first true return-to-zero, non-marring rail mounting solution—was recognized by many as the new industry standard for optical mounting solutions due to its repeatability with as little as hand tightened torque. The platform has since been adopted by most major OEM optics manufacturers.

Critical Capabilities is best known for its OEM supply-chain management solutions. With manufacturing distributed across the United States, the company has excelled at linking out-of-industry manufacturing capability and capacity with OEM production requirements, with a special emphasis on improving quality, margins, and cash flow. As Critical’s founder and former Green Beret Pat Harrigan explains, “To us, it’s not just about putting parts on the production floors of our clients. It’s about exploring a better way to do business—from raw material sourcing, production methodologies and procedures, logistics and WIP post-processing, staffing, distribution opportunities, and even financing. In short, the more successful and efficient our clients are at each level of business, the more successful we will be.” This approach has worked well for Harrigan, who estimates that 15% of the AR15s on dealer shelves across the United States contain parts from Critical Capabilities.

“Our partnership is a natural fit for both companies,” says ZRODELTA president John Birk. “This merger allows us to vertically integrate high-volume production and distribution, innovate, and provide better products and services to our OEM clients that will improve their quality, organizational efficiency, and bottom line.”

The merger also includes Critical’s, an e-commerce portal which provides bulk OEM AR-15 parts to a network of nearly 1000 dealers across the United States. UnBrandedAR provides products to select retailers who desire to offer brand-less or house-branded products. The company has a wide range of marking capabilities and customizes products for clients both big and small.

Both companies will operate as ZRODELTA, with OEM production and sales falling under ZRO OEM Services. UnBrandedAR will continue to operate as

Wilson Combat Introduces The .458 HAM’R

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Wilson Combat claims that its new .458 HAM’R is the hardest hitting AR carbine ever produced. Designed for hunting, they’ve combined an AR10 size bolt and barrel extension to handle this new cartridge which is capable of producing maximum pressures of 46,000 PSI while enabling it to exceed 3,000 foot pounds of energy from a short 18″ barrel. Bill Wilson and the Wilson Combat engineering team designed a “hybrid” length receiver amd BCG that is ¾” shorter than a standard AR10 to produce a rifle which feeds from their preferred Lancer AR15 magazine.

Available in Tactical Hunter and Ultimate Hunter versions.

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