2A Armament Regulated Bolt Carrier: 2A’s Regulated Bolt Carrier (RBC) is a lightweight bolt carrier group with a built-in gas-regulating gate. You could consider it a drop in, lightweight solution for tuning your AR-15’s gas system without an adjustable gas block. According to 2A, the RBC has an infinite adjustment range from fully open to fully closed so it can be tuned to most combinations of buffers, springs, suppressors and barrel lengths. Another cool feature of the RBC is that it is fully adjustable through the ejection port door, so you don’t have to break the gun down for adjustments.
5.11 Tactical Shock Rifle Case: The 36-inch-long Shock Rifle Case provides protection for your AR with a rugged 600D polyester outer shell that repels moisture. The padded 300D polyester interior features a retention system so your weapon won’t shift in transit. The case features adjustable shoulder straps for backpack mode or the straps can be stowed when using the carry handles. Available in Sandstone, DoubleTap, and black.
AAC BlastOut: Sometimes it’s not the recoil from an AR that can cause a flinch, but the blast pressure. The AAC BlastOut is a muzzle accessory designed to improve a user’s experience with an AR by reducing the blast pressure and concussive forces. The BlastOut directs the muzzle blast forward and away from the shooter with no lateral blast redirection. Your pals on the side of your position wouldn’t like that. It uses a 51-tooth mounting system for quick and easy one-handed attachment. The steel body wears a nitride finish and will only add 6 ounces to your rifle’s total weight.
BCM Enhanced Lower Parts Kit: Bravo Company’s Enhanced Lower Parts Kit is packed with excellent-quality parts including a BCM PNT trigger assembly, a Gunfighter Mod 3 grip and an enhanced triggerguard. The kit also includes a magazine release, takedown pins, detents and springs and everything you need to rebuild your lower. The pistol grips are available in Black, Flat Dark Earth and foliage green.
BCM Gunfighter Ambidextrous Charging Handle: Sometimes you need to get a handle on the situation. The BCM Gunfighter Ambidextrous Charging Handle enables you to do just that. The extended latch system on the charging handle is designed to direct the force off of the roll pin—a weak point—and into the body of the charging handle during support-hand-only manipulations. BCM’s charging handle is a much stronger and smoother system.
BlackHawk No-Latch Ambi Charging Handle: The AR-15 No-Latch Ambi Charging Handle is a drop-in upgrade. This design is automatically held to the receiver using a flat spring, so there is no need to squeeze a small latch to charge the rifle. The charging handle is fully ambidextrous, and the overmolded handle provides a larger pull point from both sides.
BlackHawk Wrath Muzzle Brake: The Wrath Muzzle Brake reduces felt recoil and muzzle climb on AR rifles. The Wrath is also compatible with the BlackHawk Wrath Suppressor so you can quickly and easily attach and remove the silencer and still fire the weapon to get the benefit of the muzzle brake.
Caldwell Mag Charger Tac-30: The Mag Charger Tac-30 speed-loader is designed to directly accept 20 live rounds from any common 20-round ammo manufacturer box or up to three 10-round stripper clips. The entire process of filling the Mag Charger Tac-30 with ammo and loading all 20 to 30 rounds into a magazine takes less than 10 seconds.
CMC 1-Stage Standard Flat Trigger: The trigger can either make or break a weapon’s accuracy. This CMC trigger pack is a drop-in, single-stage affair for AR-platform rifle. The patented “Signature Flat” trigger offers a consist pull shot after shot. According to CMC, the flat trigger bow provides a linear feel unsurpassed by any other trigger bow shape. CMC currently offers 3.5-, 4.5-, 5.5- and 6.5-pound pull weights.
DoubleStar Oops! Replacement Kit: We’ve all been there at one time or another. On our hands and knees searching for a lost detent or detent spring. Been there done that. The DoubleStar Oops! Replacement Kit (is what you need in that moment, since it includes all of those tiny parts like takedown detent springs, takedown detents, buffer detents, buffer detent springs, firing pin retaining pins and more.
Galco BATTL 2 Sling: Galco’s refined and streamlined BATTL 2 sling features a 2-inch-wide shoulder pad that is comfortable for extended wear without getting in the way or impeding your mobility. The adjustable shoulder strap fits over body armor, chest pouches, hydration systems and other mission-essential equipment. The sling also uses a Fastex release buckle.
Hogue Contour Trigger Guard: Hogue uses G10 material to create an oversized triggerguard for AR-15 rifles and carbines. The triggerguard replaces a standard triggerguard in minutes with its easy-to-install design. The unit’s oversized bow allows more room when operating a weapon with gloved hands. These triggerguards are available in dark earth, red lava, blue lava, pink lava, solid black and green.
Hoppe’s Gun Medic: Hoppe’s Gun Medic cleans and lubricates a weapon quickly in just one application. It’s a bio-based lubricant that was originally developed for jet turbines. Spray it on grime and powder residue and it evaporates within 60 seconds, leaving a thin coat of high-performance lube. Gun Medic is available in 4- and 10-ounce aerosol cans as well as a 2-ounce liquid.
Hornady Rapid Pack: The Rapid Rack is an empty-chamber indicator that also operates as a load-assist device so you can keep your AR carbine, rifle or pistol ready with a fully charged magazine and an empty chamber. Insert the Rapid Rack into the empty chamber and close the bolt, then insert a loaded magazine. The colored lever visually shows that the chamber is empty, but when you shoulder the weapon, grab the lever and pull straight back, the Rapid Rack will fall to the deck. The bolt carrier group will spring forward and now your weapon is fully charged. This device does not interfere with your AR’s standard operation.
Lancer Adaptive Magwell: Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, the Adaptive Magwell is designed to fit mil-spec 5.56mm NATO AR weapons. This easy-to-install unit increases the diameter of the magazine well and thereby increases the speed with which the weapon can be reloaded.
Magpul PMAG D-60: Feed the machine with this 60-round, 5.56mm NATO PMAG D-60 magazine for AR-15/M4-compatible weapons. The polymer PMAG D-60 drum magazine is durable, lightweight and reliable. The drum allows for prone firing and features a rear window for instant capacity indication.
Magpul QDM Quick Disconnect Swivel: The Magpul QDM is designed to work with 1.25-inch slings. It offers a lower-profile sling swivel for one-handed manipulation and an optimized bale that rotates freely and canalizes rifle slings to prevent rollover. The two-point engagement design prevents accidental release in the field.
ODIN Works XMR3 Extended Magazine Release: Need to dump empty magazines easier and faster? Try the XMR3 magazine release from ODIN Works, which has a large profile and surface area, making it easily accessible by all shapes and sizes of hands and fingers. Machined from a billet of 6061-T6 aluminum, the XMR3 works with AR-platform lower receivers and with KNS pins. Short fingers are no longer an excuse. Models are available in black, red, silver and Flat Dark Earth.
SADLAK Gas Blocks: When you’re building your own AR, you need to have the right gas block to mate up to the barrel. SADLAK’s low-profile gas blocks are used by many manufacturers and come in sizes that range from 0.625 to 0.936 inches. Made of either steel or aluminum, they wear a phosphate or anodized finish.
SecureIt Tactical Fast Box Harrier: Bolt the Fast Box Harrier to the inside of your vehicle’s trunk or the bed to your truck to create a hidden storage space for your AR. The size of the unit is 40 by 6.5 by 13 inches, making it well suited for an AR-15 equipped with an optic and a 30-round magazine. Made of all-welded steel with a protective pad inside, the Fast Box Harrier uses an electronic lock with a key override along with a three-point locking system to make sure your weapon stays secure.
Strike Industries ARCH-EL Charging Handle: The ARCH-EL Charging Handle from Strike Industries features a larger aluminum latch that functions smoothly when running your rifle hard. Made from forged 7075-T6 aluminum, the ARCH-EL will not wear your receiver as fast as steel latches can. Strike Industries currently offers models in blue, red, black and Flat Dark Earth.
Tac-Con 3MR Trigger Assembly: The 3MR trigger offers three modes of fire control: safe, semi-auto and Tac-Con’s patented “3rd Mode,” which gives the firearm the fastest reset possible. In semi-auto and “3rd Mode” positions, the trigger has a non-adjustable, 4.5-pound pull weight. This is a drop-in installation for AR-15s with right-handed selector levers.
TAPCO AR Armorer’s Tool: With this product, you’ll never be without the right tool for the job. The AR Armorer’s Tool from TAPCO is an all-in-one tool that can serve as a hammer, barrel nut tool, muzzle device tool, spanner wrench, forearm wrench and flat-tip screwdriver. The list goes on. For durability, the tool is made from heat-treated alloy steel that is then powder-coated matte olive drab.
TNW Firearms Gas Piston System Kit: Retrofitting your AR’s direct gas impingement system to a piston-operated system is simple with this kit for standard carbine-length ARs. The kit includes all the parts and instructions to convert an AR to a piston system so it will have less carbon build-up on your AR’s bolt carrier assembly and internal moving parts.
VooDoo Innovations LifeCoat Low Mass Bolt Carrier: The VooDoo Innovations LifeCoat Low Mass Bolt Carrier is 20-percent lighter than a standard bolt carrier, which translates to less reciprocal mass thus reducing felt recoil. The bolt carrier is full-auto rated on direct impingement systems. It is compatible with mil-spec and commercial upper receivers and their associated components.
You’ve heard the expression: The devil is in the details. When it comes to ARs, there are lots of details. But the parts we don’t normally focus on extensively, like charging handles, muzzle devices, bolts, armorer’s tools and triggers—to name just a few of the many available—allow us to shoot and manipulate our ARs better. A new trigger can have a big improvement on your accuracy, while several other additions will make it easier to handle your gun. So, without further ado, here’s a look at some AR gear to run your gun more effectively.
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For more information about the AR gear featured in the gallery above, please visit the following sites.
2A Armament Regulated Bolt Carrier
5.11 Tactical Shock Rifle Case
BCM Enhanced Lower Parts Kit
BCM Gunfighter Ambidextrous Charging Handle
BlackHawk No-Latch Ambi Charging Handle
BlackHawk Wrath Muzzle Brake
Caldwell Mag Charger Tac-30
CMC 1-Stage Standard Flat Trigger
DoubleStar Oops! Replacement Kit
Galco BATTL 2 Sling
Hogue Contour Trigger Guard
Hoppe’s Gun Medic
Hornady Rapid Rack
Lancer Adaptive Magwell
Magpul PMAG D-60
Magpul QDM Quick Disconnect Swivel
ODIN Works XMR3 Extended Magazine Release
SADLAK Gas Blocks
SecureIt Tactical Fast Box Harrier
Strike Industries ARCH-EL Charging Handle
Tac-Con 3MR Trigger Assembly
TAPCO AR Armorer’s Tool
TNW Firearms Gas Piston System Kit
VooDoo Innovations LifeCoat Low Mass Bolt Carrier
This article is from “Black Guns 2018” magazine. To order a copy, visit outdoorgroupstore.com.
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