Archive for the ‘Black Rifle’ Category

Gemtech Integra 15-22, an Integrally Suppressed AR Upper in .22

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

The Integra 15-22 from Gemtech brings their integrally suppressed AR uppers to the Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 rifle. This is a natural fit as S&W has owned Gemtech since 2017.

The Integra 15-22 utilizes Gemtech’s G-core technology found in the MIST for the Ruger 10/22. That application of the technology offers 114dB performance.

The barrel is 17.5″ long and the upper comes ready to go, complete with BCG and charging handle.

Sneak Peek – Onyx .22 AR for UK from Lantac

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Lantac Onyx .22 semi-auto, coming to the UK soon.

Sneak Peek – Strike Industries SIAR

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Strike Industries has been teasing a piston operated rifle for some time but it looks like it’s going to finally happen.

Geissele ICON Rifle

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Geissele ICON Rifles are one-offs built to commemorate significant dates. For September 2020, the Rifle is named “FREEDOM’S REMEMBRANCE” and commemorates 9/11.

It’s based on Geissele’s Super Duty line of Rifles, and includes design features honoring our experience on 9/11.

For full details of this build, visit

The Gun is not for sale. The only way to obtain one of a kind Rifle it is to be selected as the sole winner of their giveaway. To enter, visit

SOLGW – Bolt Carrier Group – the Heartbeat of the Rifle

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Stick to this formula and you’ll do well. Wizard piss and gimmicks come and go. Look at what’s stood the test of time. Return to the fundamentals of function.

• Precision machined from Carpenter Technology No. 158 alloy,
• Heat treated per mil-spec,
• Shot peened per ASTM B851/SAE AMS2430S,
• Vibratory tumbled
• Individual high pressure/proof (HP)
• Full Auto test fired as an assembly
• Individual magnetic particle inspection ASTM E1444/E1444M (MP)
• Markings deep laser engraved (SP=Shot Peened, HP=High Pressure Tested, MP=Magnetic Particle Inspection.)

• Precision machined from 4340 tool steel alloy per SAE AMS6415T/AMS6484D (vs 4140),
• Heat treated
• Shot peen per ASTM B851/SAE AMS2430S.

Extractor Retaining Pin
• Precision machined and ground S7 Tool Steel
• Heat treated per ASTM A681-08
• Shot peened per mil-spec print
• Manganese phosphate

Extractor Spring:
• Tactical Springs/Sprinco 5 coil, ASTM Grade A401 Chrome Silicon wire stock
• Heat treated
• Stress relieved, Molybdenum-Disulfide infused
• Cryogenic processed (all post winding)
• Mil-spec black insert/synthetic elastomer extractor buffer (nitrile-butadiene, shore hardness 80+/-5 durometer per MIL-PRF-6855)

• S7 Tool Steel
• Heat treated per ASTM A681-08
• Shot peened per Mil-Spec
• Manganese phosphate

Ejector Spring:
• Heat treated
• Mil Spec

Gas Rings:
• Standard stainless steel per Mil-Spec X3

• Machined from AISI 8620 aircraft quality alloy per ASTM A108/A322-13
• Full auto profile
• Heat treated
• Carburized/strain relieved, hard chrome bore
• Precision ground gas key interface
• Sons of Liberty Battle Flag logo deep laser engraved
• Manganese phosphate

Gas Key:
• Machined from 4130 chromoly steel alloy per ASTM A108/A322-13
• Heat treated, hard chrome internal
• Manganese phosphate
• Permatex sealed
• Grade 8 hex screws torqued and staked all per mil-spec

Cam Pin
• Precision machined 4340 chromoly steel alloy per SAE AMS6415T/AMS6484D
• Heat treated/processed per mil-spec
• Manganese phosphate
• Solid film lubricant applied and cured per mil-spec

Firing Pin:
• Precision machined 8640 steel alloy
• Heat treated/processed per mil-spec
• Hard chrome plate

Firing Pin Retaining Pin
• Precision machined from 1038 carbon steel
• Heat treated/processed per mil-spec
• Manganese phosphate

Fighting Gun 101: Gas Ports

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Many companies won’t publish this. We believe in transparency. Whether you purchase directly from us, our dealers, or build it yourself, it all starts here…


10.5″ Carbine .073
11.5″ Carbine .071
12.5″ Carbine .068
14.5″ Carbine .0625
16″ Carbine .0625
13.7″ Mid .0785
14.5” Mid .077
16″ Mid .076
18″ Rifle .0995
20″ Rifle .093


MK18 10.3” Carbine .070
M4 14.5″ Carbine .0625
MK12 18” Rifle .0995
M16 20″ Rifle .093

SOLGW recommended Sprinco spring/buffer combination based on type of buffer system:

11.5” Milspec: Blue Spring/H2 (LAW Folder H), A5: Green Spring A5H2 (LAW A5H1)
12.5” Milspec: Blue Spring/H2 (LAW Folder H), A5: Green Spring A5H2 (LAW A5H1)
13.7” Milspec: Blue Spring/H (LAW Folder H), A5: Green Spring A5H2 (LAW A5H1)
13.9” Milspec: Blue Spring/H (LAW Folder H), A5: Green Spring A5H2 (LAW A5H1)
14.5” Milspec: Blue Spring/H (LAW Folder H), A5: Green Spring A5H2 (LAW A5H1)
16” Milspec: Blue Spring/H (LAW Folder H), A5: Green Spring A5H2 (LAW A5H1)

SOLGW – Origins

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

How we started… and how the hell did we get here?

SOLGW Gas Block Overview

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

This is a critical, yet often overlooked, part of building a fighting a gun.

If you’re hemorrhaging gas between the block and journal you have a less efficient system…which means you’ll need more gas…or the rifle will be more sensitive to conditions that are less than ideal.

These are some of the details that make SOLGW a more robust system. Our tolerance specifications are written specifically for this.

“But they don’t actually make anything…”

Yes we do. We make very reliable rifles…