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KE Arms and GWACS Armory Lightweight Collaboration Rifle

KE Arms and GWACS Armory recently collaborated to help a student of The Suarez Group who has a physical limitation. The result was a sub 5 1/2 pound carbine with an MSRP that is less than $1000.

KE Arms GWACS Lightweight

The carbine features a GWACS Armory CAV-15 lower receiver with KE Arms lower parts kit. The KE Arms built upper receiver features a lightweight contour barrel, Young Manufacturing Lightweight BCG, and a KE Arms 12.5″ Delta-S Keymod Handguard. The total weight is just 5.6 pounds.

Hopefully, this or a similar package will be available as an off-the-shelf item in the near future.

13.7″ Hanson Profile Barrels from Ballistic Advantage and Weapon Outfitters

Weapon Outfitters is known as the destination for 13.7″ AR-15 barrels. Their latest 13.7″ offering is a Ballistic Advantage Performance Series barrel that has the Hanson Profile and a pinned gas block. These barrels are a solid value at $220 when you consider the specs and the pinned low-profile gas block.

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These barrels are only available at Weapon Outfitters and are being offered for pre-order since the initial batch sold out so quickly. The upcoming batch is already en route so the wait won’t last long (neither will the barrels). You may also want to check out Weapon Outfitters’ reasonable muzzle device pinning services to bring this barrel to a legal 16″. Check out the new barrels at Weapon Outfitters.

• 5.56 NATO Chamber
• 4150 CrMoV (Chrome Moly Vanadium per MIL-B-11595E)
• 1/7 Twist Six Groove
• 1/2-28 Threaded Muzzle
• Carbine Length Gas System
• Proprietary BA Hanson Profile
• 1.03″ Gas Block Seat for .750″ Low Profile Gas Blocks Only
• QPQ Corrosion Resistant Finish
• FailZero Nib Coated Extended M4 Feed Ramp Extension
• HP and MPI Tested

BCM to Produce Rifles in 300BLK

BCM announced that they will be producing AR-15s chambered in .300 AAC Blackout. There hasn’t been much news surrounding the 300BLK for some time now though it is still quite popular. This has the potential to really bolster the cartridge’s position as the most widely supported alternative caliber for AR-15s.

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AR-15 Barrel Installation Tips from Ballistic Advantage

Ballistic Advantage recently posted this straight forward, no-frills approach to installing an AR-15 barrel. There are a lot of tools out there but many of them are just nice to have, not necessary. You can install your own barrels with an investment in the right tools and some know-how.

This video is loaded with solid tips…

Christensen Arms VTAC-15

Kyle Lamb of Viking Tactics and Christensen Arms have developed the new VTAC-15, a lightweight carbine that is heavy on features. It weighs less than 6 pounds in spite of the fact that it has several features that you would not normally associate with a lightweight AR like a 15″ free float rail, a lower with a flared magazine well, a 16″ match grade barrel, and more.

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LOWER

  • Machined Billet 7075 T6
  • Flared magwell
  • Hard black Type III anodize
  • VTAC – self contained trigger
  • Magpul MOE pistol grip

UPPER

  • Machined Billet 7075 T6
  • Integral picatinny rail

BARREL

  • 16″ straight fluted 416 SS barrel – black nitride finish   -OR-
  • 16″ carbon fiber wrapped barrel
  • Match Grade
  • 5.56 NATO  1/8 twist
  • Mid direct operating system
  • Flash hider

HANDGUARD

  • 15″ Free Float
  • Aerospace grade composite fiber
  • Full coverage keymod attachment system
  • Integral rails
  • Natural carbon finish
  • Lightweight

STOCK

  • Magpul CTR stock

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