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LaRue Tactical – Limited-Edition FDE 7.62 Heavy-Barreled PredatAR Rifle

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Recently several readers have brought up LaRue Tactical’s recent 1st place showing at the USASOC Sniper Comp. They recently announced a second release of their Limited-Edition FDE 7.62 Heavy-Barreled PredatAR Rifle on Facebook. Below is their post, and yes, it looks like owner Mark LaRue is keeping number 500 all to himself.

By popular demand, we’ve made the 2nd release of last year’s Limited-Edition 7.62 “Heavy-Barreled” PredatAR, in FDE.

The first 125 units (match-numbered on the upper and lower) sold at high noon on New Year’s Day 2016 in 4 minutes flat.

For those of you who know the “Costa Edition” 5.56 Rifle, this 7.62 offering closely follows the same configuration. It beautifully combines the popular and lightweight PredatAR chassis with our 16″ heavy LaRue Barrel. If you have a Costa and want a matching serial number, let us know … we are trying to accommodate.

Each Upper Receiver, Lower Receiver, and Handguard is finished in FDE.
Selected black components and black GAP rail covers provide dramatic contrast.

The 2nd release comprises Serial numbers 126 – 499.

Please pardon my reach, but the 500th one is mine.

This will go hot at high noon Central Time Wednesday April 12th. Go take a look now, kick the tires, even if you are not interested, as that will leave bandwidth for those that are to crowd in and make their buy on Wednesday.

If you are wondering about LaRue accuracy, the 1st place finishers at the USASOC 2017 Military Sniper Competition won 2 weeks ago with a pair of LaRue rifles. That makes two years in a row LaRue rifles took 1st Place.

www.larue.com/predatar-762-16-heavy-barrel-fde

For those ordering a rifle, there will be a follow-on post-sale offering of great accessories, at great prices.

Daniel Defense -Tested. Proven. Chosen…

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Somewhere in the world, law enforcement and military personnel are, at this very moment, trusting their lives with our products, and that’s not something we take lightly. We’ve made a promise to these brave men and women—and to all of our customers—to provide them with products that not only meet but also exceed their expectations. We fulfill that promise through cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art manufacturing, and an unwavering commitment to excellence and quality. When you go with Daniel Defense, you have our word—and our name—on it.

Christensen Arms Releases New CA-15 and CA-10 Gen 2 Rifles

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

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Gunnison, UT – (March 27, 2017) First debuted at Shot Show 2017, Christensen Arms is proud to announce the official release of the CA-15 and CA-10 Gen 2 rifles. These rifles are available with either stainless steel or carbon fiber barrels and feature newly designed, billet 7075 receiver sets that were engineered to mate seamlessly with a slim-profile, aerograde carbon fiber handguard. Both rifles feature a true free-floating barrel and boast the Christensen Arms Sub-Moa Accuracy Guarantee.

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Weighing less than 6 lbs., the CA-15 G2 is one of the lightest and most accurate AR15 platforms available. It is offered in Black Anodize, Tungsten Cerakote, or Burnt Bronze Cerakote and is chambered in .223 Wylde. MSRP is $1,749 for the stainless steel barrel configuration and $2,295 for the carbon fiber.

Combining aerospace alloys and ultra-lightweight carbon fiber, the CA-10 G2 weighs a mere 7.2 lbs., making it one of the lightest AR10 platforms ever created. It is available in either .308 Win or 6.5 Creedmoor, and comes in your choice of 3 color offerings. MSRP comes in at $2,595 for the stainless barrel variant and $2,995 for the carbon fiber.

For more information on either rifle, visit the Christensen Arms website.

Hodge Defense Systems Handguards and Upper Receivers Available Now From O P Tactical

Friday, March 17th, 2017

I often hear that Hodge parts are as rare as rocking horse dung, so when I find out Wedge Lock Rails and Upper Receivers are in stock somewhere I figure I’d better warn you.

Made from 7075-T6 Aluminum, these genuine Hodge Defense components are ultra strong, and allow the rails to be extremely slim. Combined with the included Titanium barrel nut and you have one of the strongest, thinnest, and lightest systems on the market. SLR GB-7 Pin Micro Gas Blocks designed to work with the rail system are also in stock.

www.optactical.com

USSOCOM Seeks Personal Defense Weapon

Friday, March 10th, 2017

In a request for information released yesterday to industry, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) seeks to identify potential sources within the national technology and industrial base with the ability to provide a conversion kit for the M4A1 to create a Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) system:

-Complete Kit to include upper receiver and butt stock kit
-Any tools required to complete an operational conversion
-A light and sound reducing suppressor that can be attached to the system when needed

PDW Kit specifics: The kit must be adaptable to the standard M4A1 lower receiver, any modification to the lower receiver must be reversible and nonpermanent. The kit must be in .300 Blackout (BLK) cartridge, total system weight, including the M4A1 lower in not to exceed 5.5lbs. Length with stock extended not to extend 26″ length with stock collapsed or folded shall be 17″ (T), 15″ (O) and a height not to exceed 7.5″. Weapon shall be fully functional when collapsed or folded. Kit should include a 5.56mm barrel that can be changed from .300 BLK to 5.56mm in less than 3 minutes. Accuracy shall be 3.0 MOA (T), 2.0 MOA (O) @100 yds. and 5.0 MOA (T), 3.0 MOA (O) @ 300 yds. both in .300 BLK supersonic.

While there are numerous solutions on the market, based on the mention of a folding stock, it sounds like someone is interested in the SIG SAUER MCX kit.

Interested parties have until 10 April to submit their information. Visit WWW.FBO.GOV for more information.

Faxon Firearms Introduces New Line of Chrome Lined Barrels Distributed Exclusively Through Rainier Arms

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio, March 8th, 2017 – Faxon Firearms, manufacturer of the ARAK-21 piston upper, XRS rifle, AR-15 barrels and many new products to come, is pleased to announce the new CL5R (Chrome-Lined, 5R) series of barrels which will be distributed exclusively through Rainier Arms.

The barrels will be available in both 5.56×45 (7.5”, 10.5” and 16”) and 300BLK (8.5” and 10.5”) featuring the Rainier Arms Custom Medium barrel profile. Additional lengths and calibers may be added based on customer demand.

“Combining our experience producing thousands of M240 and machine gun barrels, renowned AR-15 barrels, and a disdain for status-quo, Faxon is pleased to offer exclusively through Rainier Arms, the new CL5R (Chrome-Lined, 5R) series of barrels. The new barrels combine Faxon’s know-how, mil-spec proven coatings, and Rainier’s profiles – creating a strong heart for any duty-rated rifle.” said Nathan Schueth – Director of Sales and Product Management.

“CL5R barrels feature mil-spec chrome lining completed in the same facility as 1’000s of military barrels. Chrome increases resistance to abrasion, wear, and corrosion which greatly increasing barrel life. The exterior of the barrel is manganese phosphate coated. Rifling is 5R for increased accuracy and velocity and NATO spec chambers aid reliability.”

Specification:
? Barrel Material: 4150 GBQ Mil-Spec Steel
? Barrel Type: Button Rifled, 5R Style
? Barrel Caliber: 5.56×45 or 300BLK
? Barrel Twist: 1/7 for 5.56 and 1/8 for 300BLK
? Barrel Profile: Rainier Custom Medium
? Inside Finish: Hard Chrome
? Outside Finish: Mil-Spec Manganese Phosphate
? Gas Block Diameter: .750″
? Gas Block Journal Length: 1.9”
? Barrel Extension: M4
? Magnetic Particle Inspected!
? 11-degree Target Crown

For more information or to purchase the new Faxon Firearms CL5R barrels please follow the links below to the Rainier Arms website as the new barrels are in-stock and ready to ship.

Rainier Arms – Faxon Firearms CL5R (Chrome-Lined 5R) 5.56X45 barrels
Rainier Arms – Faxon Firearms CL5R (Chrome-Lined 5R) 300BLK barrels

Patriot Ordnance Factory Begins Shipping the All-New .308 Revolution

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Phoenix, Arizona – Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) is proud to announce the Revolution is now shipping to distributors. The Revolution continues the POF tradition of Relentless Reliability and American innovation.
The Revolution is POF-USA’s new .308 battle rifle that handles like a 5.56 – because it’s the same size and weight as one. The Revolution actually uses many 5.56 AR parts, which allow for a shorter overall receiver size and reduced weight. The Revolution receiver size, from pin to pin, shares the same dimensions as an AR-15.

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This is NOT a small frame .308, it’s smaller! The Revolution features many 5.56 parts; such as charging handle, bolt carrier, roller cam pin, buffer, heat-sink barrel nut, handguard, and 5-position gas piston operating system. The barrel extension, bolt assembly, upper, and lower receiver are the exact same size as those on an AR15. This is truly an AR15 that shoots in .308!

Weighing in at 7.3 lbs. the Revolution features POF-USA’s new slim Edge handguard with four built-in QD mounts. It’s loaded with features such as a fully ambidextrous billet receiver set, NP3 coated bolt carrier group, 5-position adjustable gas piston, single stage match grade trigger, and more.
You may have just found your “one gun.”

Caliber: 7.62 NATO
Weight: 7.3lbs
Overall Length: 34” (Collapsed)
Barrel Length: 16.5”
Barrel Twist: 1:10
Handguard Length: 14.5” M-LOK MRR
Trigger: 4.5lb Drop-in
MSRP: $2669.99

pof-usa.com/revolution

Feel The SURG Redux – USSOCOM Again Seeks Suppressor Upper Receiver Group for M4A1 Carbines

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Last year, USSOCOM’s Directorate of Procurement released a solicitation for the Suppressor Upper Receiver Group, however they canceled the program before it was completed. The requirement was a bit too ambitious for the state of the art.

Despite this, SURG isn’t dead. As updates made on the FedBizOpps page from February of this year shows, USSOCOM’s DoP regrouped, rewrote the requirement, and reissued it, with the latest amendment released on March 1st.

As a reminder: “The SURG weapon upgrade of the M4A1 Lower Receiver Group will allow the Warfighter’s weapon to be optimized for continuous suppressed use.” Interestingly, there’s no requirement, at least on the open to the public side, that the upper feature an integral suppressor, just that it is suppressed.

Several companies have licked pieces of the challenge, but not the whole thing as an integrally suppressed upper which can not only handle the M855A1 cartridge but also remain cool enough under use to meet the program’s objectives.

It remains to be seen whether the revitalized requirement will bear an issued product, or will phase out, due to an overly ambitious requirement, like the first time.

Visit www.fbo.gov to view the entire requirement.