Cyber Monday is here! It's that one day a year where you are encouraged to online shop with deep discounts. Brownells is offering 11% off everything sitewide, plus free shipping with code NBB. Here are some more of Chris's picks for deep savings.
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FAXON FIREARMS - AR-15/M16 5.56 PENCIL BARRELS

Barrel Weight:
 1 lbs
Cartridge: 5.56 mm NATO
Contour: Lightweight, Pencil
Finish: QPQ
Gas System Length: Mid-Length
Length: 14.5
Muzzle Threads: 1/2-28
Twist: 1-8


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BROWNELLS - M16/M4 MAINTENANCE FIELD PACK

This compact, model-specific field maintenance pack is designed for servicing combat weapons and, provide the soldier or law enforcement personnel with all the tools required to field strip, repair, and maintain weapons while on the move. Not a run-of-the-mill cleaning kit, but carefully selected, high-quality field armorer tools dedicated to working on specific weapon types, so there is no confusion and no down time spent scrounging through a large field case of loose odds and ends. Individual pouches and compartments inside the water- and abrasion-resistant, denier Cordura case keep tools secure and separated to help minimize noise that could jeopardize your mission. Quiet, #9 YKK zippers with oversize pulls make it fast and easy to get tools in and out. Front panel features clear, I.D. card sleeve and loop strip for name tape. Includes two, nylon grab handles for easy carry. Made in the U.S.A. Field Pack Case also available separately. The M16/M4 Field Pack allows complete weapon breakdown for routine maintenance and repair, plus includes tools for sight adjustments and field cleaning of the Colt M16/M4. Includes special tools for removal of barrel nut, flash hider and lower receiver extension without damage to any rifle component.
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TRIJICON - MRO™ (MINIATURE RIFLE OPTIC)

Battery Life:
 5 yrs
Color: Black
Magnification: 1x
Objective Size: 25mm
Power Supply: (1) CR 2032 Lithium battery
Reticle: 2.0 MOA Red Dot
Weight: 4.1 oz
Made in the USA


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BROWNELLS - AR-15 M16 A1 BLEMISHED LOWER RECEIVER

Designed in conjunction with Nodak Spud, the BRN-16A1 Lower Receiver matches the features of the original M16A1 Receiver.  Perfect for a “Retro” or reproduction build, these lowers precisely mirror the original profile.  
 
Features specific to the BRN-16A1 Lower Receiver are the proper M16A1 front takedown lug profile, and profile surrounding the receiver extension.  Most forged lower receivers produced today feature “A2” profiles, which are incorrect for M16A1 reproduction builds.  The lower starts off as a 7075 T6 aluminum forging, then is machined to mil-spec dimensions.  Once machined, the lower is finished with a matte black hard anodized finish.  This finish matches modern uppers found on the market today, as well as the Brownells M16A1 Upper Receiver sold separately.  
 
Standard AR-15 components will work perfectly with this lower.

These receivers only have cosmetic blemishes.  Expected blemishes are safety engravings on both sides of the receiver.  Receivers are otherwise perfectly functional. 

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GEISSELE AUTOMATICS LLC - AR-15 ENHANCED TRIGGERS

B-G2S-E
The Geissele 2 Stage Enhanced Trigger (B-G2S-E) provides superior control and helps accuracy while maintaining the robustness and reliability that Geissele triggers are known for. The B-G2S-E gives a smooth, light 1st stage take up of 2.3lbs and a crisp, candy-cane-like 2nd stage break of 1.2lbs. The B-G2S-E is ideal for use in precision Squad Designated Marksman type rifles where weapon accuracy and reliability are critical.

B-GRF (Geissele Rapid Fire)
The Geissele Rapid Fire Trigger (B-GRF) was developed to give semiautomatic-only rifles a glass-smooth trigger pull very similar to the Geissele Super Select Fire (SSF) trigger designed for the U.S. Special Operations Community .  The B-GRF is a fast-shooting, smooth trigger ideal for 3 Gun competition and recreational shooting alike. It pulls like a single-stage, but resets like a two-stage. Two trigger springs are included so the B-GRF can be set up with a pull of either 4 lbs or 3.2 lbs. Does NOT convert semiautomatic rifles to automatic.

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BROWNELLS - ROLL PIN HOLDERS
Hollow-Ended "Starter" Punches For Roll PinsHolds roll pins perfectly aligned for starting correctly. Especially good on the tiny, tough-to-grab ones, or those in tight places. 1/16" is notched to clear M16/AR-15 rear sight. 3.5mm excellent for holding the pin that retains the breech block on Sig handguns. Finish driving with roll pin punch. O/A in chart means "Overall". Available individually or as a set of 5.


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MAGPUL - AR-15 300 BLK PMAG 30 GEN M3 MAGAZINE

The PMAG 30 AR 300 B GEN M3 is a purpose-designed magazine for rifles chambered in .300 Blackout. Since its inception, .300 Blackout shooters have had to use a magazine designed for another cartridge, limiting its performance and compatibility.

One of the nice features of .300 Blackout is the compatibility with 5.56x45mm parts, but with the magazine it is a compromise to do so. Due to the wide variety of projectile weights and shapes potentially decreasing overall reliability, a dedicated .300 Blackout magazine was a logical step for the PMAG line.

In addition to the performance gained by a dedicated mag, the PMAG 30 AR 300 B also offers a safer way to feed your .300 BLK rifle. When using 5.56 mags, the potential to chamber and fire a .300 BLK round in a 5.56 rifle with catastrophic results requires diligent ammunition management by the shooter. The PMAG 30 AR 300 B’s distinct rib design provides the shooter a distinct visual and tactile difference from any other PMAG to mitigate dangerous cross-loading issues.


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GLOCK - MODEL 17/34 MAGAZINES

Convenient, Money-Saving 3-Paks Of Factory Mags For Popular ModelsGenuine Glock® factory magazines ensure smooth, reliable feeding and help you stay confident your pistol will perform reliably. Manufactured to Glock® specifications in Austria by Glock®. Features a round count indicator on rear face of mag body and the standard factory base plate. Also available bundled with a rugged Uncle Mike’s molded-Kydex two-mag belt pouch. Tension screw system lets you adjust the amount of retention for competition or carry. Combo available for Glock® 17/34 (9mm).

 
 
Colt lower on sale for $249 plus use code MED to save an additional $15 and get Free Shipping. https://goo.gl/NPpqjP
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We are pulling some of the most amazing deals for your Black Friday Shopping.

Chris's favorite one is this ammo deal on 223 FMJ American Eagle. Combined with a sale price, mail in rebate and the codes Brownells is offering for free shipping and percentages off, it's rock bottom!

https://goo.gl/xzMiqi
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Wondering what to add to your holiday list? Chris is running through gun accessories, gear, cleaning equipment, and tools. Brownells will be having a huge Black Friday sale where they offer a percentage off based on how much you purchase.

100-016-825 Vltor IMOD Stock https://goo.gl/nKroXP
100-003-750 Vltor Receiver Extension https://goo.gl/3DHWgt
100-003-185 SAS End Plate https://goo.gl/MvwNq1
452-000-209 JP Enterprises Silent Recoil Spring https://goo.gl/4AWgNC
100-024-307 Radian Arms Raptor Charging Handle https://goo.gl/VdSox9
100-019-321 Aimpoint 3x Magnifier https://goo.gl/EpkPga
100-003-002 Aimpoint Comp 4 https://goo.gl/sRLhso
100-009-823 Centurion Rail System https://goo.gl/C5r1ue
071-000-034 Tango Down Pistol Grip https://goo.gl/SE9Y7U
100-003-742 Arms Folding Front Sight https://goo.gl/iR7P28
100-022-768 FN 16” Barrel https://goo.gl/sHZNMZ
100-003-114 Vltor Flash Suppressor https://goo.gl/Pt8Lre
100-004-042 Vltor Upper Receiver Assembly https://goo.gl/oCACxk
100-024-753 Radian Arms Ambi Lower Receiver https://goo.gl/qNQo3z
100-014-095 Magpul MIAD Grip https://goo.gl/1pzizk
100-013-592 Hiperfire Elite Trigger https://goo.gl/X2BYjy
851-110-016 Smith Enterprise Bolt Carrier Assembly https://goo.gl/xT7sSx
901-000-002 Tank Rifle Shop Extractor Donut https://goo.gl/3oqqkk
100-011-219 Magpul Gen 3 PMag https://goo.gl/oWyBei
851-000-068 Smith Enterprise Armorer Wrench https://goo.gl/heUGuQ
100-003-986 CA Torque, Torque Wrench https://goo.gl/NRs6XZ
133-100-015 Mark Brown Gas Tube Wrench https://goo.gl/pEYcQX
100-000-308 Maglula AR Lula https://goo.gl/MDkuK2
851-000-091 Smith Enterprise Vortex Flash Suppressor https://goo.gl/kryJ2G
635-001-015 Norgon Ambi Magazine Release https://goo.gl/2tYJ8L
939-000-003 Young Manufacturing AR15 Bolt Ejection Tool https://goo.gl/aD4FPk
100-004-875 Gerber Effect Tool https://goo.gl/W2WcMA
100-010-603 Troy Battle Rail https://goo.gl/8y9RuH
471-100-008 Kroil 13oz Can https://goo.gl/wAhkTf

Headphones http://smallarmssolutions.com/1/post/...

Troy Rifles, 5% off at MyServiceRifle.com - Code: SASMSR2017 and 10% off Troy Accessories at Troyind.com - Code: SASTroy2017

Manta Code SAS20 to Save 20% http://www.manta.us/products.php G96 Code SAS10 to Save 10% http://www.mcssl.com/store/c0e84d9548...

Armorer's Manual https://www.amazon.com/Armorers-Manua...
 
 
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When will the M16/M4 be replaced? It's been a popular question looming over the last 50 years or so. It has been attempted numerous times throughout the years through the ACR trials, Individual Carbine, as well as many others. For some reason, in the end, we stay with what we know works. Looking back to World War II, we saw a transformation from semi-automatic combat rifles, and in the post war era we saw the introduction of the intermediate caliber. Towards the end of World War II, we saw iron and wood turn into stamped sheet metal (StG44).

 
 
The Desert Eagle has become iconic because of its star status created in popular movies of our time, with one of most iconic film stars, Arnold Schwarzenegger. It has become one of the most recognized pistols in the world. It was in production for a few years without notice. In Arnold Schwarzenegger’s film, Commando the Desert Eagles is when its fame began. Other Schwarzenegger’s movies such as: Red Heat, Eraser and my favorite, Last Action Hero, would create the demand for this family of pistols.

The Desert Eagle is a large gas operated pistol firing the 357 Magnum, 44 Magnum and the most powerful cartridge in the world to be chambered in a semi-automatic pistol, the .50 Action Express. Although the designers wanted an even larger projectile but the ATF would have classified anything over .50 cal to be considered a destructive device.
 
 
A technical review and test firing of the Robinson Armament XCR-M is available on YouTube. Products mentioned in the video are as follows:

100-025-597 Geissele AR-15 SOPMOD Mount  https://goo.gl/RTYcy2
100-017-237 Sig Sauer Rifle Scope https://goo.gl/GERQik
Manta Rail Covers - Manta Code SAS20 to Save 20% http://www.manta.us/products.php


 
 

A Great Round "If" We Had a Rifle Designed to Shoot It!

We have discussed doing a video on the M855A1 cartridge for quite some time. Looking over all the information it seemed to make more sense to do it in a blog article where it could be articulated better. There are several issues with the new M855A1, none of which are based on the performance of the ammunition. Problems are caused by the pressure it is loaded in and the projectile type, which significantly decreases bolt and barrel life of any firearm it is put into.
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Shown above is a comparison of the M855, M856 Tracer, early M855A1 and the issue M855A1. The difference between the early and issue M855A1 projectile is the plug under the penetrator. Early projectiles used a tin/bismuth alloy. It was found there was not enough mass to it to properly stabilize in the arctic environment so they switched over to copper. Lead has more mass to it than either the tin/bismuth or copper alloy for the same weight. You have to have more copper to get the same weight. You will notice that the M855A1 projectile is just slightly longer.

 
 
Brownells Part Numbers and Product Links:

TOOLS:
230-112-105 Roll Pin Punch Set https://goo.gl/tJWK3B
100-011-315 Geissele Reaction Rod https://goo.gl/M6ityv
018-150-050 1/2 Square Torque Wrench https://goo.gl/gjt6Ur
080-216-014 Barrel Nut Alignment Gauge https://goo.gl/7eKQRB
080-216-011 Pivot Pin Installation Tool  https://goo.gl/PjPuJB
080-685-000 Roll Pin Holder Set https://goo.gl/aMFDY4
080-216-012 Bolt Catch Pin Punch  https://goo.gl/v1KNBZ
851-000-068 Smith Enterprise Armorer Wrench https://goo.gl/heUGuQ

Build Products Used:
100-021-012 AR15 20 A1 Rifle Barrel 1/7 Assy https://goo.gl/Ph99gW
078-101-154 A1 Flash Hider  https://goo.gl/FY7LRK
100-003-639 Bushmaster Lower Parts Kit  https://goo.gl/sTjr3o
430-00-522 Charging Handle  https://goo.gl/E1iMsD
231-000-063 Tear Drop Forward Assist  https://goo.gl/MMzRPh
100-024-755 Luth AR15 A1 Rear Sight Assy  https://goo.gl/QmYogP
430-000-523 Ejection Port Cover Assy  https://goo.gl/cDJZ8D
100-010-658 AR15 Gas Tube  https://goo.gl/Z3D8oZ
078-000-358 Rifle Buffer & Receiver Extension Assy https://goo.gl/xsA8h4
080-001-303 A1 Retro Upper  https://goo.gl/K6XGKz
080-001-304 A1 Blemished Lower  https://goo.gl/YB8yn6
078-000-353 Retro Black Furniture  https://goo.gl/S1h5ye
078-000-347 Retro Pistol Grip Black  https://goo.gl/jyBgd4
078-000-344 Retro Triangular Handguards  https://goo.gl/Uhx2ZH
078-000-350 Retro Black A1 Stock  https://goo.gl/nwWo5g



 
 
Brownells Part Numbers and Product Links:

TOOLS:
080-216-011 Pivot Pin Installation Tool  https://goo.gl/PjPuJB
080-685-000 Roll Pin Holder Set https://goo.gl/aMFDY4
080-216-012 Bolt Catch Pin Punch  https://goo.gl/v1KNBZ
851-000-068 Smith Enterprise Armorer Wrench https://goo.gl/heUGuQ

Build Products Used:
100-021-012 AR15 20 A1 Rifle Barrel 1/7 Assy https://goo.gl/Ph99gW
078-101-154 A1 Flash Hider  https://goo.gl/FY7LRK
100-003-639 Bushmaster Lower Parts Kit  https://goo.gl/sTjr3o
430-00-522 Charging Handle  https://goo.gl/E1iMsD
231-000-063 Tear Drop Forward Assist  https://goo.gl/MMzRPh
100-024-755 Luth AR15 A1 Rear Sight Assy  https://goo.gl/QmYogP
430-000-523 Ejection Port Cover Assy  https://goo.gl/cDJZ8D
100-010-658 AR15 Gas Tube  https://goo.gl/Z3D8oZ
078-000-358 Rifle Buffer & Receiver Extension Assy https://goo.gl/xsA8h4
080-001-303 A1 Retro Upper  https://goo.gl/K6XGKz
080-001-304 A1 Blemished Lower  https://goo.gl/YB8yn6
078-000-353 Retro Black Furniture  https://goo.gl/S1h5ye
078-000-347 Retro Pistol Grip Black  https://goo.gl/jyBgd4
078-000-344 Retro Triangular Handguards  https://goo.gl/Uhx2ZH
078-000-350 Retro Black A1 Stock  https://goo.gl/nwWo5g

All parts are from Brownells https://goo.gl/MZ466Z