This is two announcements in one. The first is that we have decided to move beyond just patches and stickers with the founding of JTT MFG LLC – a manufacturing division of Jerking the Trigger. We have a deep well of product ideas for the shooting and training markets and will be hustling to bring them to market.
The first of those products is designed to fill a hole that currently exists in the stagnating lightweight AR-15 market with the introduction of LSFR Ultra-Light Barrels. Typically, barrel manufacturers attempt to reduce weight by removing material, turning barrels thinner and thinner. We took a different approach. Rather than using outdated materials like 4150 steel or a 400 series stainless, we were able take weight savings to the extreme by rendering our LSFR Ultra-Light Barrels entirely from long strand fiber-reinforced polymer.
We are working with a US based OEM to produce what we believe will be the ultimate in lightweight barrels. Designed to be carried (and photographed) a lot and shot a little, our 16″ LSFR Ultra-Light Barrel with midlength gas system weighs just 4 ounces. That is a full pound lighter than even the lightest steel barrels. Additional benefits include increased corrosion resistance, reduced thermal conductivity, and a proprietary surface finish that ensures that the barrels will always look great on Instagram.
These barrels will be available soon in standard lengths. Stay tuned to JTT for details and pricing.