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San Tan Tactical Announces the Collaboration with Hornady Mfg and Proof Research on the New 6ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge) STT-15-6ARC Rifles

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

CHANDLER, ARIZONA: San Tan Tactical®, Hornady Mfg® and Proof Research® have partnered up on the San Tan new 6ARC rifles. San Tan’s innovative high quality firearm systems and unparalleled performance in combination with Hornady’s New 6ARC round originally developed for a specialized group within the US DoD, and Proof Research premium carbon fiber barrels take the AR15 platform to a whole new level!

The Hornady 6ARC Round

Hornady Mfg® a leading ammunition manufacturer, provides world-class performance in a 6ARC factory- loaded cartridge. The high-performance, match-accurate round features an excellent cartridge-to- chamber relationship and shoots exceptionally well. The 6ARC is commercially available in 108gr ELD- MATCH, 105gr BTHP BLACK and 103gr ELD-X -Precision Hunter loads. The ELD-Match round boasts a G1.536BC.

6mm ARC Advanced Rifle Cartridge

Advanced.

Versatile.

Efficient.

Effective.

Tested, selected and fielded by a specialized group within the US DoD for its multi-purpose combat rifle program, the 6mm ARC is an extremely versatile cartridge that does everything much larger cartridges can, and everything that smaller cartridges can’t. Designed to meet the demanding needs of the world’s toughest critics, the 6mm ARC is a truly advanced cartridge capable of utilizing high BC, efficient 6mm bullets for unprecedented levels of performance from such a compact platform.

Advanced–Purpose built to achieve performance never before delivered from the AR-15 platform by providing the ultimate blend of system weight, performance and shootability.

Versatile-Equally at home in AR-15 platforms and short or micro action bolt guns and suitable for a variety of applications from personal defense, match shooting, hunting as well as military and law enforcement use.

Efficient –Balanced application of cartridge and chamber geometry & interface, propellant design and bullet selection for optimum performance and barrel life, the 6mm ARC has unmatched long- range performance from the AR-15 or micro action platform.

Effective–Excellent terminal performance from an assortment of bullet selections, for a variety of applications.

Accurate

–Features match accurate Hornady bullets that are held to the tightest tolerances in our test lab. Low recoil

-Utilizes an efficient propellant charge and bullet weight combination.

-Self-spot impacts on or off target to make rapid adjustments.

-Less felt recoil than larger short action based (308 Win family) cartridges.

Flexible

-Factory ammunition offerings in a variety of bullet styles may be complemented by the handloader who has a multitude of 6mm bullets to choose from for specialized applications from varmint and deer hunting to match shooting needs

81608 6mm ARC 108gr ELD-MATCH

Muzzle Velocity = 2750FPS with 24″ test bbl G1
BC = .536
SD = 261
Min Twist Rate = 1-8”

81604 6mm ARC 105gr BTHP BLACK

Muzzle Velocity = 2750FPS with 24″ test bbl G1
BC = .530
SD = 254
Min Twist Rate = 1-8″

81602 6mm ARC 103gr ELD-X -Precision Hunter

Muzzle Velocity = 2800 FPS with 24″ test bbl
G1 BC = .512
SD = 249
Min Twist Rate = 1-8

The Proof Research® 6ARC Carbon Fiber Barrel

The STT-15-6ARC and STT-15-6ARC-Lite both are configured with industry leading Proof Research® Carbon fiber barrels. Known synonymously for their quality, ultra lightweight characteristics and superior accuracy. Featuring a 6ARC Chamber,18” Length, 7.5 Twist, Rifle gas, .750 diameter gas block.

STT-15-6ARC RIFLE

The San Tan Tactical STT-15-6ARC rifles are a superb example of industry leading technologies from companies pushing the envelope with a desire to achieve more! With the other wildcat caliber’s coming to market over the recent years, the recent 6.8 military requirement, all in an attempt to pursue the maximum output from the AR15 platform.

The Hornady 6 ARC cartridge combined with their variety of projectiles currently available allows a significantly increase in capability above and beyond what is currently available in the AR15 platform. The capability to weight savings is seen in out STT-15-6ARC-Lite, the slick sided billet matched receiver set with out signature lightening pillar cuts. Removing as much weight as possible without sacrificing strength and performance.

STT true matched pillar billet sets, hand finished, matching serial numbers. The upper is cut from a single solid 7075T6 Certified Aerospace Aluminum. Propriety special burnished bore that gives a compacted internal surface, resulting in a much smoother surface finish. The bore, receiver extension face, barrel nut threads and barrel extension surfaces are all machined in one operation ensuring that they are perfectly concentric and perpendicular to the barrel assembly.

STT Lower Features:

• Huge 1.38” Integrally Machined Magazine Well Flare

• Ambidextrous Quick Attach Detach Sling Swivel Points with Anti-Rotation Stops • Ambidextrous Bolt Release

• Ambidextrous Magazine Release

• Bullet Pictogram Safety Selector Markings

• Set Screw Trigger Creep Adjustment

• Set Screw Upper Take Down Tension Adjustment

• Shooter Ready Finger Rest

• Oversized Winter Trigger Guard Perfect for Gloved Hands • Dowel Screw Assembly

• Ultra-Grip Texture on All Controls

STT Upper Features:

• San Tan Tactical Truss Pockets for Increased Structural Rigidity

• Cut from a Single Billet 7075 -T6 Aerospace Grade Aluminum

• Shell Deflector

• Fully Assembled with Forward Assist & Ejection Port Cover

• Machined in T Markings for Easy Optic Relocation

• Machined with M4 Feed Ramps

• Machined to Mil-Spec Standards

• Interfaces with all AR15/M16/M4 Systems & Accessories

• Compatible with Multiple Rails, Anti-Rotation Tabs & Pins

• Compatible with All Known Battery Levers

• No Roll Pin Design – Forward Assist Attaches Via Threaded Dowel Pin

San Tan Tactical STT-15-6ARC Rifle Features:

• STT Suppressor Optimized Enhanced Bolt carrier group

• STT 6 ARC HPT MPI Bolt, Crane O-ring Upgrade

• Proof Research 18” Carbon Fiber 6ARC Barrel

• CMC Triggers 3.5lb Single Stage Match Trigger

• MagPul MOE plus Grip

• MagPul CTR Stock

• MagPul MBUS Pro

• STT 15 16” MLOK Rail

• Precision CNC machined from billet 7075-T6 certified aluminum

• Propriety special burnished bore that gives a compacted internal surface, resulting in a much smoother surface finish

• Type 3, class 2, deep black, hardcoat anodized black

• Features extended feed ramps

• Ambidextrous Mag and Bolt release controls (ambi version only not Lite) • CERAKOTE options are available for additional cost

At San Tan Tactical we want to leave a proud legacy of American Made firearm design. By innovation, superior performance, and value. American Made, through and through is the core value at San Tan Tactical. San Tan Tactical wants each and every shooter to be completely satisfied! Giving them absolute pride of ownership in each product we design and manufacture.

Our formula for success is simple-

San Tan Tactical believes in America, and the heritage upon which this great nation was built! We are a company owned and operated by American’s for American’s! We only utilize the finest quality American made machine’s in conjunction with the highest quality American made materials. At San Tan Tactical we pride ourselves to give unparalleled customer service by, listening, understanding, and quickly satisfying our shooters needs, desires and/or concerns.

San Tan Tactical will never forget that our future success depends on the legacy of our past. We are not satisfied until you are satisfied!

All STT products come with a Lifetime Warranty and are made in the U.S.A., STT proudly designs all its products for Law Enforcement, Military and Civilian use.

For more information about San Tan Tactical and all the products we offer please visit us at www.santantactical.com

Bringing Skunkworks Back: Armalite AR-10A2 Carbine Revived by Frank Woods

Monday, June 1st, 2020

I felt like doing an XM177 style AR-308 because I’ve never seen one before. So I did. I call this one “XM762-E1.” Since I reused the Blood Diamond carbine configuration as far as attachments go, I also nicknamed it “BD²” (Big Daddy Blood Diamond, Big Dick Blood Diamond, Blood Diamond 2: Judgement Day, whatever.)

– It is an AWB era Armalite AR-10A2 Carbine upper receiver, with a new Armalite AR-10A lower receiver. It is therefore an Armalite AR-10 through and through.

– It feeds from SR25/DPMS spec magazines.

– The upper receiver was internally modified to facilitate that function, by milling out the stabilizer shelves meant to hold the AWB AR-10B era modified M14 magazines in place.

– The upper receiver was rebarreled with a 1/10 twist 16″ barrel, that was hybrid in nature: Armalite “Carbine” style Midlength gas, DPMS spec barrel extension.

– The factory AR-10B BCG was replaced with a DPMS spec compatible BCG, the Brownells BRN-10 Retro BCG.

– It’s not an SBR.

– “Midlength” does not mean “Midlength” in AR-308 land. Midlength means whatever the manufacturer says it is in Midlength gas.

The barrel is 16″, and a slip over faux suppressor with compensator ports was used as the muzzle device, since no .308 version of an XM177 repro style muzzle device exists.

This retained the 16″ barrel accuracy and ballistic performance, taming the .308 recoil with the compensator function, and completed the XM177 moderator look as closely as possible, without a carbine length gas system 12.5″ barrel causing the rifle to beat the shit out of itself.

Furniture was spray painted Aervoe Earth Brown. Grip is a Brownells Retro AR-10 repro they made for the BRN-10.

“I want one!”

1.) Do what I did, track down an Armalite AR-10A2 upper, modify the internals, pair it with a factory Armalite lower, rebarrel/reBCG with a hybrid spec barrel and DPMS spec BCG, drive on.

2.) Maybe try to convince Armalite to revive or do a run of their A2 upper receivers, only compatible with their AR-10A series lowers?

3.) Maybe try to convince someone else like Fulton Armory to reproduce the AR-10A2 style upper receiver and a matching lower, albeit to SR25/DPMS spec?

Doesn’t count if the receivers aren’t angular cut, that curved DPMS stuff is wack.

I’ve written a full article that explains what went into this project in detail. When it’s posted, I’ll share it.

Introducing the AMTAC Complete Carbine Rifle and Pistol

Friday, May 15th, 2020

[ Morgantown, Indiana — ]

Centurion Arms LLC is happy to announce the AMTAC Complete Carbine Rifle and Complete Carbine Pistol!

We have known Bill for over 20 years now and can say with confidence he is one of the best people we know. Bill is no doubt one of the very best instructors there is on the open market for training. He recently retired after twenty years in the Navy, where his duty assignments included several years at SEAL Team 3 and over 14 years at Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Positions held included assaulter, breacher, sniper, team leader, troop chief, and military working dog department senior enlisted adviser. He has always been an avid shooter and is heavily involved in combatives. With his background and knowledge, he is easily the most combat-experienced instructor available anywhere today. Bill is now running “AMTAC”, American Tactical Shooting Instruction, LLC along with classes across the country! www.amtacshooting.com

The Centurion Arms AMTAC Complete Carbine Rifle and Complete Carbine Pistol are built to Bill’s specs, producing his ultimate carbine setup. We are proud to bring Bill’s knowledge and vision to life with this awesome collaboration!

AMTAC Complete Carbine Rifle

Weight: 6.1lbs

Length: 32.5in (stock collapsed)

Upper: Centurion Arms 16” 5.56mm chrome hammer forged barrel, government profile under the handguard, 1/7 twist, Independently Certified MIL-SPEC 11595E barrel steel, specifically engineered for machine guns for longer life (most all hammer forged barrels on the market are not made of this steel), USGI 5.56mm NATO, chrome lined bore and chamber. HPT/MPI (High Pressure Test/Magnetic Particle inspected), per MIL-SPEC. Manganese Phosphate Finish on entire barrel,
• Centurion Arms CM4 Forged Upper receiver is standard forged Mil-Spec with M4 Extended feed ramps
• Centurion Arms low profile pinned gas block
• 13” MLOK Centurion Arms CMR Rail
• Mid-length gas tube
• Surefire WARCOMP three prong
• BCG: Full Auto machined from MIL-SPEC Carpenter 158 Steel. MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected), Shot Peened, Tool Steel Extractor w/enhanced extractor spring, Chrome Lined Carrier, Hardened, Chrome Lined Gas Key w/staked Grade 8 Fasteners as per MIL-SPEC.

Lower
• Centurion Arms CM4 Forged Lower Receiver (w/AMTAC logo Engraving)
• Receiver Plate-Standard
• Fire Control Group: Geissele SSA
• Trigger Guard: Aluminum Winter Trigger Guard
• Buffer: H2
• Grip: A2

Stock: Magpul CTR Carbine Stock

Includes: Rifle, (1) 30rd Magazine, Digital USGI Manual

AMTAC Complete Carbine Pistol

Weight: 5.4lbs

Length: 27in (stock collapsed)

Upper: Centurion Arms 11.5″ Carbine Gas 5.56mm chrome hammer forged barrel, government profile under the handguard, 1/7 twist, Independently Certified MIL-SPEC 11595E barrel steel, specifically engineered for machine guns for longer life (most all hammer forged barrels on the market are not made of this steel), USGI 5.56mm NATO, chrome lined bore and chamber. HPT/MPI (High Pressure Test/Magnetic Particle inspected), per MIL-SPEC. Manganese Phosphate Finish on entire barrel,

• Centurion Arms CM4 Forged Upper receiver is standard forged Mil-Spec with M4 Extended feed ramps
• Centurion Arms low profile pinned gas block
• 10.5″ MLOK Centurion Arms CMR Rail
• Carbine-length gas tube
• Surefire WARCOMP three prong
• BCG: Full Auto machined from MIL-SPEC Carpenter 158 Steel. MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected), Shot Peened, Tool Steel Extractor w/enhanced extractor spring, Chrome Lined Carrier, Hardened, Chrome Lined Gas Key w/staked Grade 8 Fasteners as per MIL-SPEC.

Lower:
• Centurion Arms CM4 Forged Lower Receiver (w/AMTAC logo Engraving)
• Receiver Plate-Standard
• Fire Control Group: Geissele SSA
• Trigger Guard: Aluminum Winter Trigger Guard
• Buffer: H2
• Grip: A2
• Arm Brace: SBA4

Includes: Pistol, (1) 30rd Magazine, Digital USGI Manual

Pre-order for the the Second Edition of Vickers Guide: AR-15 (Volume 1)

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Whether or not you missed out on the first edition of Vickers Guide: AR-15 (Volume 1), you’ll want to pick up this new, expanded second edition.

Rather than just reprint the premier edition, they’ve added 300 pages of content, making it almost twice the size of all other Vickers Guide books, with 70% more firearms and three times the photographs.

They also also added lots of new commentary. The team brought in Chris Bartocci and Daniel Watters as co-authors for their insight and expertise. Additionally, Col. Lutz contributed lots of photos and commentary on the A2 program; Alex Young assisted with a massive 22 page section on the evolution of the AR-15 magazine and he also contributed photos from the estate of Colt Engineer Rob Roy; Curtis Debord advised on the “CAR-15” variants; and John Meyer, MACV-SOG veteran, contributed images and commentary on experiences in Southeast Asia with the XM177E2.

Don’t miss this. Signed and personalized versions are available.

Shipping October 2020, pre-order yours now at www.vickersguide.com/ar15-2ed.

Brownells Debuts California-Compliant Retro Rifles

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

GRINNELL, Iowa (February 26, 2020) – For the first time ever, Brownells is offering California-compliant versions of some models of its popular Retro Rifles, making it possible for California residents to get their own cosmetically-correct copies of iconic rifle designs.

The California-compliant Retro Rifles are listed on the Brownells website for pre-order and will be in stock and shipping by March.

Modified so a magazine cannot be removed without disassembling the firearm, California-compliant Retro Rifles are available in both 5.56mm and 7.62X51 and will ship with a 10-round magazine included.

“We’ve never had a Brownells-branded gun purpose built to comply with California laws before,” said Brownells Director of Product Management Paul Levy. “We have a lot of customers in California, and wanted to make some of our most-popular products available for them.”

California-compliant Retro Rifles include the following models:

• BRN-601 CA 5.56, #100-039-910, $1,599.99 retail

• BRN-605 CA 5.56, #100-039-914, $1,599.99 retail

• BRN-PROTO CA 5.56, #100-039-913, $1,829.99 retail

• BRN-10A CA 308, #100-039-911, $2,149.99 retail

• BRN-10B CA 308, #100-039-912, $1,899.99 retail

To see the California-compliant models and the rest of Brownells Retro Rifle series, visit Brownells.com.

A Moment In Time

Monday, February 24th, 2020

“… By calling attention to a well-regulated militia for the security of the Nation, and the right of each citizen to keep and bear arms, our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fear of governmental tyranny, which gave rise to the 2nd amendment, will ever be a major danger to our Nation, the amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic military-civilian relationship, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the 2nd Amendment will always be important.”

John F Kennedy

American President

SHOT Show 20 – Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Daniel Defense is exhibiting their new DDM4 PDW at SHOT Show. It is in 300 BLK with a 7″ cold hammer forged barrel with a 1:7 twist. It uses the DD linear compensator which you can see in the photo below to keep it running in such a short configuration.

The rail is a MFR XL 6.0 which is M-LOK standard. Weighing in at 5.7″ it can be had as a pistol with brace or as an SBR.

Australia’s Victoria Police Select Daniel Defense Carbines

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

This release is from Huntsman, the company who will fulfill the contract.

VICTORIA POLICE AWARDS CONTRACT TO SUPPLY 300 DANIEL DEFENSE COMPLETE RIFLE SYSTEMS

Townsville, QLD – December 2019 – Huntsman Aus Pty Ltd (Huntsman) is pleased to confirm the award of a contract to supply 300 semi-automatic Daniel Defense rifle systems to be used by Victoria Police throughout the state from mid-2020.

The new contract followed a comprehensive tender process and the Daniel Defense rifle systems, supplied by Huntsman, were selected to expand Victoria Police’s capability to respond to critical incidents.

Huntsman managing director Rob Woods said it was an honour to be selected to supply the Daniel Defense rifle systems to Victoria Police.

“To be given the opportunity to play a small role in the broader Victorian Government investment in the Community Safety Statement 2018/19 is significant,” Mr Woods said.

“To have the complete system that we submitted extensively assessed against other companies within the Australian Defence industry is always a great test.”

“The contract win acknowledges the reliability, durability and accuracy of the Daniel Defense rifle and demonstrates the exceptional value for money of the assembled package.”

“Each component within the package is world class and most importantly proven through operational use.”

“The delivery of these rifles marks the continued growth of the national Daniel Defense fleet that Huntsman supports.”

“I am confident that officers who are issued the rifle now have the very best tool for the protection of the community and their own life.”

Recently the Australian Federal Police announced that the Daniel Defense rifle was selected for employment by first responders at designated Australian Airports. Other state police agencies also have Daniel Defense carbines in service.

Mr Woods said all Daniel Defense rifles were built using the latest in design and manufacturing processes.

“We are confident the police officers who will carry the new rifles will appreciate working with such a lightweight, reliable and accurate rifle,” he said.

“The rifle functions flawlessly with a broad range of ammunition, which will provide a degree of future proofing as law enforcement ammunition technology continues to develop.

“We are conscious of the enormous responsibility that the supply of equipment to law enforcement represents, especially when that equipment will be employed for the protection of life.

“We look forward to continuing a strong relationship with Victoria Police and supporting them into the future.”

Huntsman will provide Victoria Police Armourers with certified Daniel Defense Armourer training.

Huntsman will also provide Instructor Training through our partner Nexus Training Solutions, an Australian-owned training provider delivering world class equipment integration training to global government end-users.

www.huntsmandefence.com

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This release is from the Victoria Police:

Following a comprehensive tender process, Victoria Police has signed a new contract that will deliver 300 semi-automatic rifles to be used by uniform and frontline support police throughout the state from mid-2020.

The new weapons will be supplied by Huntsman Aus and will expand Victoria Police’s capability to respond to active armed offender and terrorist attacks outside of Melbourne.

More than 700 police officers from the Public Order Response Team (PORT) and four 24-hour regional uniform stations – Geelong, Ballarat, Morwell and Shepparton – will be trained to use the rifles in response to critical incidents.

PORT have been selected to receive the semi-automatic rifles as they are a frontline support unit which can be deployed anywhere in Victoria in response to major events, issues and high-risk times. The four regional stations have been selected to ensure there is a strengthened response in key regional areas

The rifles will not be personally issued and will instead be assigned to the relevant areas to be delegated each shift.

Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton, Regional Operations, said the introduction of the new weapons follows the rollout of active armed offender training to all police officers and the release of the new hostile vehicle policy; all of which are designed to uplift officer capability when responding to critical incidents.

“Let me be clear, it will be a very sad day if the rifles are used, but the reality is we need to be prepared if an active armed offender or terrorist attack was to occur in regional Victoria,” Deputy Commissioner Patton said.

“By expanding this capability to four key regional hubs and PORT the community can be reassured we have trained officers who can respond to these incidents in a timely manner.

“I also want to reassure the community that police officers will not be patrolling the streets with the rifles as part of general duties. Unless they are responding to a critical incident, the rifles will be securely stored at the police station or in vehicles and the community won’t see them.”

All members across the organisation will be provided with awareness training specific to the deployment of semi-automatic rifles from March 2020. The training of more than 700 officers will then progressively be rolled out from June next year until the end of 2021.

The rollout of the semi-automatic rifles is due to a $25 million investment from the Victorian Government as part of the Community Safety Statement 2018/19

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Beck Angel

Victoria Police Media Unit