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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 geissele.com/icon.

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 geissele.com/icon.

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…


Sons of Liberty Gun Works Build Video

Monday, July 20th, 2020

One at time, by one of our talented craftsman. The birth of a blaster. From our family to yours. Enjoy!


The Sons of Liberty Gun Works Warranty

Friday, July 10th, 2020

When you get into the top tier rifle companies you have a high performance expectation. At that level, the guns really do work.

Sometimes what truly separates those brands is the end user support.

A SOLGW Rifle is forever.


Lantac LA-SF15TM 6MM ARC Chambered Rifle & Dedicated E-BCG

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Lantac is pleased to announce the release of its range of 6MM ARC chambered rifles and dedicated E-BCG®

For the past 2 years Lantac has been working closely with Hornady Manufacturing, undertaking testing and development of products that utilise the new 6MM ARC ammunition in a variety of bullet weights. Lantac was one of the first companies to become involved with this new caliber as part of a funded military research project and has conducted extensive evaluation and development work in that time.

Lantac’s new LA-SF15 6ARC 18’’ Rifle+1 gas system (pictured) delivers 2629 FPS at muzzle with 2457FPS at 100M (109.36 Yards) and 1408 FPS at 800M (874.89 Yards). Energy is 1657 Ft-lb (2246 Joules) at 100M (109.36 Yards) and 475 Ft-lb (644 Joules) at 800M (874.89 Yards) approx. Lantac has also developed a more compact 14.5’’ Intermediate gassed system that delivers 2483 FPS at muzzle with 2315 FPS at 100M (109.36 Yards) and 1302 FPS at 800M (874.89 Yards). Energy is 1285 Ft-lb (1742 Joules) at 100M (109.36 Yards) and 407 Ft-lb (551 Joules) at 800M (874.89 Yards) approx.

The velocity of multiple barrel lengths was tested to create a clear picture of 6ARC’s capabilities.

Comparison of Lantac’s LA-SF15 18’’6ARC rifle shooting 108Gr ELD-M to the 20’’ M110 SASS shooting M118LR  175Gr SMK.

Comparison of Lantac’s LA-SF15 14.5’’6ARC rifle shooting 108Gr ELD-M to the 20’’ M110 SASS shooting M118LR  175Gr SMK.

The Lantac LA-SF15™ 18’’ configuration comes as standard with the following specifications:

7075-T6 Alloy Forged Receiver Set, Hardcoat Anodized (Type3, Class2) to MIL-A-8625 standards.

SPADA-ML 15’’ Handguard

Proof research 18’’ Rifle+1 Carbon Fiber Barrel with 1:7.5 Twist and Target Crown.

Lantac dedicated 6ARC E-BCG®

Lantac DGN762B Dragon® Muzzle Brake (Suppressor mount options available).

Magpul MOE Grip and PRS Stock.

Magpul MBUS-Pro BUIS

Geissele G2S 4.5lb 2 Stage Trigger.

VLTOR A5 Buffer System.

17Rnd Elander Magazine. The ammunition will not function with current PMAG’s

The rifle is designed to offer the softest shooting experience and features a specially designed dedicated E-BCG® bolt carrier group that works with the Rifle+1 gas system and VLTOR’s A5 Buffer to deliver extremely low recoil energy, meaning that fast, repeated hits on long range targets are much easier to achieve.

Other barrel options are available for customers not wanting to use a carbon wrapped solution.

Lantac’s 6ARC E-BCG® has been specially developed to manage the gas impulse delivered from a variety of 6ARC bullet weights / powder loads that will eventually be available from Hornady (the 103Gr, 105Gr & 108Gr being the initial release), it will also function with 6.5 Grendel and is available in both Nitrided and NiB (Electroless Nickel Boron) finishes.

Lantacs E-BCG® has undergone extensive trials testing and out performs other carriers with improved gas management, reduced recoil and lug stress. A 5.56mm E-BCG® Carrier and Bolt have successfully fired over 65,000 rounds of ammunition with zero failures and the Bolt was still in complete working order after MPI and X-Ray Radiography inspection.

The E=BCG® Carrier vents gas in a completely different way to standard two and three port designs. As can be seen in these frames from hi-speed testing, both the 2 port and 3 port carriers produce a plume of potentially harmful propellant gas, by contrast the Lantac E-BCG® produces a significantly reduced plume.

Lantac undertook extensive recoil energy testing, utilising data loggers and load cells. Many carriers were tested and compared to assist in fine tuning the 6ARC E-BCG®.

Rifles are available to order now, prices vary depending on specification, please contact Lantac USA for further information.


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Tel: 817 420 6011