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Building Your AR-15 From Scratch DVD

Building Your AR-15 From Scratch

Building Your AR-15 From Scratch

 Building Your AR-15 From Scratch

I happened across the “Building Your AR-15 From Scratch” DVD while browsing online for anything new and interesting pertaining to the AR-15. I am sort of a knowledge junkie and I like to order any firearm but especially AR-15 DVD titles that looks decent. It’s my thinking you can always learn “something”. Anyhow the “Building Your AR-15 From Scratch” has a lot of positive reviews at Amazon. Check it out here for yourself. I just ordered a copy for myself.

From the Authors:

Learn how to build an AR-15 from scratch! Yes, this program shows you the complete, step-by-step procedures on how to put together an AR-15 from parts to an actual functioning and firing weapon. Starting with a bare lower receiver and then adding all the parts, you’ll follow master AR-15 armorer Jim VanMiddlesworth as he details all the parts and tools necessary to build this rifle with particular emphasis on nomenclature and reliability. He shows common mistakes and how to avoid them along with master secrets and techniques to help minimize frustration and maximize your time and efficiency. Produced by Lenny Magill, the world leader in firearm video programming, this is a professional, informative production from start to finish. If you own an AR-15 or want to build an AR-15, this program is invaluable.

 

Magpul in unquiet fashion is releasing a series of videos bashing USGI magazines. The standard Gen 3 magazines are available here now. The Gen 3 30 round window magazines are available for pre-order. Magpul will be releasing additional videos next week.

1- Feedlip Drop Test:

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2- Side Impact Test:

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3- Crush Test:

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4- Heat/Blast Test:

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5- Five Foot Condition 3 Weapon Drop Test:

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6- Cold Weather Feedlip Drop Test:

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7- Ballistic Puncture Test

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NEMO ARMS NITRIDE COATED 300 BLACKOUT BARRELS

NEMO ARMS NITRIDE COATED 300 BLACKOUT BARRELS

NEMO ARMS NITRIDE COATED 300 BLACKOUT BARRELS

I noticed the NEMO ARMS NITRIDE COATED 300 BLACKOUT BARRELS while browsing Brownells site. If anyone reading this purchases one please report back.

 

Features:

  • Black Nitride Coating, offers superior corrosion resistance and accuracy
  • 300 Blackout barrel has an M4 profile and is chrome moly steel
  • 308 Winchester chambered barrels feature a HBAR profile
  • 308 Winchester barrels are machined from 416 stainless steel
  • 5/8-24 muzzle threads
  • .750” O.D. at the gas port
  • 16” barrels feature a carbine length gas system
  • 18” and 20” barrels feature a rifle length gas system
  • 300 Blackout barrel fits AR15/M16 receivers
  • 308 Winchester barrels fit DPMS pattern 308 AR rifles
  • Barrel extensions feature M4 feedramps
  • 308 Barrels have a 1-10 twist
  • 300 Blackout barrel has a 1-8 twist

SPECS: Black nitride coating, stainless steel (308) and chrome moly (300BLK). Length – 16”, 18” and 20”. .750” at gas port. M4 feedramps. 5/8-24 muzzle threads. 1-8 Twist (300BLK) and 1-10 Twist (308).

New AR-15 Build Projects for 2012

Planning out 2012 for this and my other shooting related websites. So far it looks like the first project to be completed with be my 300 blackout build. All the parts are on order and all are out for delivery except one. That one part is the brand new Magpul MOE Rifle Stock which I have pre ordered from Brownells.For now follow the details of this build at our sister site AR15TACTICAL.com.

MAGPUL MOE STOCK

Next up I am seriously contemplating one or two pistol caliber build AR-15’s . I would like to make a 9mm that can utilize either Colt or modified UZI magazines. The other build is a toss up between a 10mm and  .45acp. At this time I am leaning more towards the .45 as it’s one less cartridge I need to stock.

Lastly I just ordered two of the fantastic Spike Tactical AR-15 stripped lowers. You know the ones with the spider logo. Not sure what these will grow in to.

SPIKES TACTICAL STRIPPED LOWER

 

Stay tuned

ARMALITE ADDS 6.8 SPCII and 7.63×39 to M-15 SPR MOD1 LINEUP

ARMALITE M-15 SPR MOD 1 6.8 SPC II 7.62x39

ARMALITE M-15 SPR MOD 1 6.8 SPC II 7.62x39

 

ARMALITE M-15 SPR MOD 1 6.8 SPC II 7.62x39

ARMALITE M-15 SPR MOD 1 6.8 SPC II 7.62x39

 

 

 

ArmaLite’s “History of Innovation” continues! The originator of the AR platform has turned its popular M-15 SPR Mod 1 system into a “Family of Calibers.”

ArmaLite’s Mod 1 carbine started as a .223/5.56mm carbine built around a revolutionary one-piece upper receiver/rail system with exclusive detachable side and bottom rails.

This year, ArmaLite goes a step further, introducing the SPR Mod 1 6.8mm SPC II and the SPR Mod 1 7.62X39mm. Both mid-length carbines continue the “ArmaLite Standard of Excellence.”

ArmaLite’s SPR Mod 1 6.8 is especially well-suited to hunting. It is powerful enough to meet the minimum energy requirements of many states for taking medium sized game such as deer. At the same time, the 6.8mm is lighter than the 7.62×51, reducing the weight of ammunition carried into the field. As part of the AR-platform family, this carbine is also more versatile and ergonomic than traditional hunting models. The Mod 1 6.8mm is built with the ArmaLite-developed mid-length handguard and gas system to provide the best in form and function.

ArmaLite’s SPR Mod 1 7.62X39mm provides all the flexibility of the Mod 1’s one piece upper receiver/rail system but now for the world’s most available cartridge. The original AK-47 was built to use this cartridge.

Now, enthusiasts of the 7.62X39 won’t have to settle for less than the best: a true ArmaLite carbine. The ArmaLite designed mid-length handguard and gas tube technology provides an optimal gas pulse to power the 16″ system so reliability is never an issue.

More on the SPR Mod 1 platform:

The SPR Mod 1 is forged, one-piece upper receiver/rail system with exclusive detachable side and bottom rails.

In true ArmaLite fashion, the SPR Mod 1 is like no other on the market.  With other one-piece systems, you’re stuck forever with the rails you get at purchase, and stuck with their limits.

But ArmaLite knows you and your firearm often have more than one mission, and you want options.  ArmaLite gives you just that.  The SPR Mod 1’s three o’clock, six o’clock, and nine o’clock rails are detachable.  That’s right, you can change your 1913 rails to fit your changing needs for sights… lights…lasers…grips…or swivels.

ArmaLite takes that versatility even further.  Each SPR Mod 1 comes with extra rails standard, at no extra cost.  We give you a 1913 rail with quick detachable sling swivel hole.  Each rifle comes with a low insert for when you need a bare rail with a low profile.  There’s also a plain insert with a quick detach sling swivel hole. And there is a half plain, half Picatinny rail as well. Changing your rails…your add-ons…and your SPR Mod 1… is as easy as turning a torx wrench.

Ingenious versatility isn’t the only reason you’ll want an SPR Mod 1.  Its one-piece construction offers you a continuous optic platform (COP).  There’s no gap to bridge between receiver and upper rail when you’re installing your scope or sights.  This one-piece construction also gives the sighting platform extra rigidity.  It’s a good, strong backbone.  That means your sights will stay zeroed in the most trying conditions.

The SPR Mod 1 typifies the “ArmaLite Standard of Excellence.”  With us, quality comes standard.  There’s no extra charge for: the SPR Mod 1’s chrome lined, chrome moly vanadium steel barrel; its two-stage tactical trigger; the patented, extra strength steel bolt assembly; or the hard coated finish.  These are all things that the other companies consider options at an added cost.

The introduction of the new ArmaLite SPR Mod 1 is truly a new chapter in our history of innovation and our dedication to the quality you deserve.

 SPECS FOR THE SPR Mod 1 6.8mm SPC II

 

  • Semi-Auto
  • Caliber: 6.8mm SPC II
  • Barrel: Free Floated 16″ Double Lapped, Chrome Lined\Chrome Moly Vanadium MIL-B-11595-E, Threaded 5/8-24
  • Rifling Twist: RH 1:11″ 110-115 Ammo Grain
  • Muzzle Device: Flash Suppressor
  • Front Sight Base: Gas Block with Picatinny Rail Top of gas block is .293 (+/-) lower than top of upper receiver
  • Upper Receiver: Forged Flattop with Picatinny Rail & Laser Engraved Rail Numbering, 7075-T6 Aluminum w/ 8″ Hand-guard
  • Lower Receiver: 7075-T6 Aluminum (forged)
  • Trigger: Tactical Two Stage, 1st Stage 3.5 lbs – 2nd Stage Approximately 5-6 lbs
  • Overall Length: 36″ with stock extended, Approximately 32.75″ collapsed
  • Weight: Approximately 7.4 lbs
  • Finish: Anodized Aluminum Upper/Lower Receiver, Manganese Phosphated Steel Barrel
  • Accuracy: 1.5 – 2.5 MOA
  • Included with Rifle: One 10 Round Magazine, Sling, Black Case, Owner’s Manual, Limited Lifetime Warranty

SPECS FOR THE SPR Mod 1 7.62X39mm

  • Semi-Auto
  • Caliber: 7.62X39mm
  • Barrel: Free Floated 16″ Double Lapped, Chrome Lined\Chrome Moly Vanadium MIL-B-11595-E, Threaded 5/8-24
  • Rifling Twist: RH 1:10″ 123 Ammo Grain
  • Muzzle Device: Flash Suppressor
  • Front Sight Base: Gas Block with Picatinny Rail Top of gas block is .293 (+/-) lower than top of upper receiver
  • Upper Receiver: Forged Flattop with Picatinny Rail & Laser Engraved Rail Numbering, 7075-T6 Aluminum w/ 8″ Hand-guard
  • Lower Receiver: 7075-T6 Aluminum (forged)
  • Trigger: Tactical Two Stage, 1st Stage 3.5 lbs – 2nd Stage Approximately 5-6 lbs
  • Overall Length: 36″ with stock extended, Approximately 32.75″ collapsed
  • Weight: Approximately 7.4 lbs
  • Finish: Anodized Aluminum Upper/Lower Receiver, Manganese Phosphated Steel Barrel
  • Accuracy: 1.5 – 2.5 MOA
  • Included with Rifle: One 10 Round Magazine, Sling, Black Case, Owner’s Manual, Limited Lifetime Warranty

SUREFIRE MAG5-60 60 ROUND AR-15 M4 MAGAZINE VISUALLY

I have had a few shooters contact me and question the physical size of the SUREFIRE MAG5-60 magazines. Not knowing the answer myself I ordered one for myself from Brownells. The images below of the SUREFIRE MAG5-60 are being referenced to a 30 round magazine.

As you can see the SUREFIRE MAG5-60 for obvious reasons is longer than a standard 30 round AR-15/M16/M4magazine. Thickness wise it seems to be roughly about the same thickness as two magazines side by side. While expensive if the SUREFIRE MAG5-60 proves reliable it might prove to be a suitable replacement for those who use magazine couplers as well as those in the field who require faster and less frequent magazine changes.

SUREFIRE MAG5-60 60

SUREFIRE MAG5-60 SIDE VIEW COMPARISON

SUREFIRE MAG5-60 60

SUREFIRE MAG5-60 BACK VIEW COMPARISON

SUREFIRE MAG5-60 FOLLOWER

SUREFIRE MAG5-60 FOLLOWER

SUREFIRE MAG5-60

SUREFIRE MAG5-60 SIDE VIEW

SUREFIRE MAG5-60

SUREFIRE MAG5-60 FRONT

SUREFIRE MAG5-60

SUREFIRE MAG5-60 FRONT VIEW COMPARISON

SUREFIRE MAG5-60

SUREFIRE MAG5-60 BACK VIEW COMPARISON


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