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As the popularity of the AR long-gun platform continues to grow each year, the number of AR accessories available to the end user also increases. Thus far, 2014 is proving to be a banner year for AR accessories, but there’s no doubt that sorting through the array of new products being released on a daily basis can be intimidating and time-consuming. Therefore, for the discerning customer, we’ve put together a list of 15 new AR accessories to look for in 2014 by companies such as Ergo, Lyman, Lancer, and others. From triggers and slings to grips, magazines and gas blocks, these are the accessories you need to optimize your AR.

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Ares Armor Huskey MK II EWS Sling

Anyone who spends any time carrying or training with their AR knows the importance of a good sling. The Huskey MK II EWS (Expeditionary Warfare Sling) from Ares Armor provides a wide degree of lightning-fast adjustability. By using the cam-lock system, the sling can be tightened for close-to-the-body portability, allowing the user to take a knee without the barrel hitting the ground, and a fast release for quick engagement of targets from standing, prone or support side positions.

For more information, visit aresarmor.com.

 

Armatac 5.56mm SAW-MAG

The new SAW-MAG magazine from Armatac may signal the end of ever having to reload again. The Stanag-compliant, 5.56mm, polymer magazine features a double drum construction with a 150-round capacity, and comes with a loading tool. A tactical bag is also available. Sure, it will about double the weight of an unloaded AR, but it will still weigh less than an empty M249 SAW.

  • Caliber: 5.56x45mm, .223 REM
  • Capacity: 150 rounds
  • Total System Weight: 16 lbs (Unloaded M429-17 lbs)
  • Maximum Rate of Fire: 2000 rpm
  • Color: Black
  • Round Indicator: Full/More Than Half/Less Than Half
  • Compatibility: 4179 Stanag compliant, AR Brands
  • Design: Single feed, No lubrication, Long glass, High impact fiber, Steel USGI tower
  • Accessories: Round indicator, Speed loader, Carry bag

For more information, visit armatac.com.

 

Caldwell AR-15 Mag Charger

AR enthusiasts typically go through a lot of ammo and load a lot of AR magazines, but thanks to Caldwell Shooting Supplies life just got easier because of the new for AR-15 Mag Charger. This ingenious device lets you drop 50 rounds of .223 ammo directly from a box into the charger. Just place your magazine at one end and push the fast-load activator, and within a few seconds your 30-round magazine is topped off.

  • Load AR magazines in just seconds
  • Accepts 50 rounds of .223, 5.56 or .204 loaded ammo
  • Instant transfer system from ammo box directly to Mag Charger
  • Loads 5 rounds per “stroke” with auto advance
  • Compatible with all AR platform mags both mil spec and molded plastic
  • Durable Polycarbonate construction

For more information, visit btibrands.com.

 

Caldwell AR-15 Picatinny Rail Brass Catcher

If you handload, or even if you just prefer not to litter the range or your property with empty brass cases, then a brass catcher is a lifesaver. Caldwell Shooting Supplies has just introduced a new AR-15 Picatinny Rail Brass Catcher. Simply mount the small, low-profile adapter onto your top rail, just ahead of the rear sight, and attach the mesh brass catcher when you need it. It keeps your cases from getting dirt or dings on them, too!

  • Mounts to any AR-15 rifle with a flat top or picatinny rail hand guard
  • Compatible with most AR-10/LR-308 models as well
  • Ideal for reloaders, no more lost brass and it never hit the ground
  • Fully adjustable, mounts virtually anywhere on a pic rail, riser of to rear of hand guard with pic rail
  • Quick two piece system with detent locking
  • Prevents hot brass from landing on shooter
  • Heat resistant mesh won’t melt

For more information, visit btibrands.com.

 

CMC AR Trigger

One of the easiest and best upgrades anyone can make to their AR is to install a drop-in trigger, which are far better than the mil-spec standard. CMC’s two-stage triggers are offered with both a traditional curve and a more distinct flat trigger. The flat trigger gives the shooter a more linear trigger squeeze while moving the surface of the trigger further away from the grip to accommodate shooters with larger hands. Trigger pull weights are available from 3.5-6.5 pounds for military and police.

  • Gunsmiths: patented one piece assembly installs in minutes. Check for safe and proper function, you’re done!
  • Installation of the trigger group is quite simple: insert the one piece assembly, install the supplied pins. No screws to adjust or worry about coming loose at the worst possible time.
  • No cheap tricks or compromises: Full-strength rocket wire springs for fast lock-time and reliable discharge with factory or military ammo.
  • Tolerances of +/- .001″ for all engagement surfaces. Hammer, trigger, disconnector and pins are made with the highest grade, hardest, longest-wearing materials available. The assembly is contained in a high-grade 410 stainless steel housing.
  • Factory-tuned for a superior trigger pull with minimum take-up and over-travel.
  • Fits Mil-Spec receivers. Available for small or large center pin receiver holes.
  • Not recommended for use in 5.45 x 39

For more information, visit cmctriggers.com.

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Ergo Grips – Textured Slim Line Rail Covers

With almost every AR you see nowadays being covered in Picatinny rails, the need for rail covers for unused space has never been higher. Rail covers help keep the hand away from barrel heat, protect rails from damage through rough handling, can be customized to fit the user’s needs, and improve overall comfort and grip. Ergo Grips has a full line of rail covers, including its new Textured Slim Line Rail Covers, which can be installed without adding bulk and can be cut to fit as needed.

  • Protects rails from damage and protects shooters from rail edges.
  • Prevents damage to skin, gear and clothing that contacts rail edges
  • Molded in Santoprene to provide a low profile, rubbery grip surface for improved weapon control
  • 6.8 inches long, easily trimmed for custom fitting

For more information, visit ergogrips.net.

 

Guntec Gas Block

Anyone building their own AR has to deal with the gas block. Now Guntec is offering its AR15 Aluminum Rail Height Gas Block that provides a length of Picatinny rail suitable for a front sight at the same height as the top of the receiver, so there is no need for spacers. The gas block has a 0.75-inch diameter for medium contour barrels. It is made from T6 aluminum and includes the necessary roll pin.

  • .750 Diameter
  • T6 Aluminum
  • Rail Height
  • Roll Pin Included

For more information, visit guntecusa.com.

 

Lancer AR .308 Magazine

The L7AWM AR magazine from Lancer continues the company’s high-quality tradition of hybrid steel/polymer magazines. Now this reputation is available for many .308-chambered ARs. The new magazine will work in SR-25, SIG716, DPMS 308 and LM308 rifles, and will be available in 5-, 10- and 20-round capacities with either Lancer’s traditional translucent polymer body or an opaque polymer.

  • Impact resistant polymer body
  • Insert molded stainless front guard, resistant for high volume shooting
  • Stainless rear feed lip, provides a durable stable platform for feeding
  • Available with translucent or opaque body
  • Straight internal geometry with a controlled tilt follower
  • Stainless steel spring
  • Slide on bottom with a switchable drain
  • Aggressive texture to improve gripping and retrieval from pouches
  • Designed, tooled, manufactured & assembled in the United States of America

For more information, visit lancer-systems.com.

 

Lancer Single Point Sling Mount

The Lancer Single Point Sling Mount for all AR-type rifles has been available previously only to the military, but in 2014 it is being introduced for commercial sale. The mount replaces the receiver end plate with a much thicker part made from 7075-T6 aluminum. It features two pintle pins on either side that connected by a short length of coated steel cable that can swing freely. This makes right- and left-hand transitions very easy for the user.

  • Compatible with M4, M16, HK 416, M27
  • Manufactured as a single piece from 7075 T6 Barstock
  • 4140PHT tandem pintle points
  • 316 stainless steel clamping bolt
  • Nylon coated stainless steel braided cable
  • Black oxide oil seal
  • MIL-STD 8625 black type III hardcoat anodize
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacturer’s defects
  • Made in the USA

For more information, visit lancer-systems.com.

 

Line of Fire Flip Grip

The new Flip Grip for AR rifles and carbines from Line of Fire Tactical is essentially two grips in one. The checkered and ergonomic surface offers plenty of solid gripping space with a traditional 24-degree rearward cant. By pulling and turning the grip 180 degrees, the cant is eliminated and the grip becomes completely vertical for more comfort and versatility under different mission needs and firing positions.

For more information, visit loftactical.com.

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Lyman AR-15 ARMS

The AR is capable of incredible accuracy and precision, but to achieve this some AR shooters demand a solid and fully adjustable stock. New for 2014 from Lyman’s TacStar brand is the AR-15 ARMS (Adjustable Match Rifle Stock), which promises to deliver value and versatility. This fixed polymer stock has comb height adjustment, buttplate adjustment for incremental length of pull changes, a Picatinny rail section for monopods and ambidextrous, quick-detach sling swivel attachment points.

  • Fully adjustable, top quality, match grade stock for AR’s.
  • Height adjustable comb.
  • Adjustable butt plate for length of pull.
  • Hidden Picatinny rail accepts monopod.
  • Push button quick release swivel ports, plus sling loops
  • Made in USA

For more information, visit lymanproducts.com.

 

MAKO Group – Pentagon Magazine Coupler

The MAKO Group continues to introduce innovative new products for AR enthusiasts, and 2014 is turning out to be a great year so far. The new Pentagon Magazine Coupler joins together five proprietary polymer magazines of 10 rounds each at the base in, as the name implies, a pentagon shape. This allows for high ammo capacity and very fast magazine changes in a lightweight package.

For more information, visit themakogroup.com.

 

MAKO Group – Folding Back-Up Sight Set

No matter what optic you run on your AR, having a set of backup iron sights is essential. The MAKO Group proves that these don’t have to be iron however, and its new Folding Back-up Sight Set (FRBS) saves a lot of space and weight, too. The polymer, fully adjustable folding sights weigh less than 2 ounces together and deploy quickly if your primary optic goes down, keeping you in the fight. They are available in black, Flat Dark Earth and OD green to match the rest of your furniture.

  • Designed for M4, M16 and AR-15 rifles, the KPOS system, and other weapons with same-plane mounting locations and similar sight height.
  • Rear sight is finger-adjustable for windage.
  • Front sight is finger-adjustable for elevation.
  • Low-profile, lightweight design.
  • May be used as primary or secondary sights.
  • Ambidextrous deployment and control.
  • High-grade polymer and metal construction.
  • Spring-based locking mechanism will not break or deform.
  • Mounts to MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails.
  • Front sight height designed for mounting to handguard on same plane as rear sight, not to AR-15 gas blocks.
  • Front sight weight: .88 oz.
  • Rear sight weight: 1 oz.
  • Lifetime Replacement Guarantee!
  • Comes in 3 Colors

For more information, visit themakogroup.com.

 

Stark Equipment SE-2 AR-15 Sling Grip

Personalizing your AR for fit, comfort and looks has become a true passion for many AR enthusiasts, and this includes grips and triggerguards as well. Stark Equipment is responding to this, as well as the growth of billet lower receivers with extended triggerguards, by redesigning their popular SE-2 AR-15 Sling Grip. New for 2014, the Stark grip does away with the integral triggerguard so that it can be installed on billet lower receivers or used with other custom triggerguards.

  • Integral sling attachment
  • Integral over-sized trigger guard accommodates gloved hands
  • Textured surfaces for a reliable grip
  • Includes a Grip Plug for battery storage inside the grip
  • Resistant to weather extremes, chemical exposure and abuse
  • Standard Colors: Black, Earth and Green
  • Camo Pattern: MultiCam
  • All Stark Grips now include Armorsoft coating for a reliable, sure grip

For more information, visit starkgrips.com.

 

Vltor VIS-VL Handguard

Vltor already makes some of the best AR accessories out there, but new for 2014 is the company’s much-anticipated handguard. The Versatile Interface Structure-Slim Line (VIS-SL) has a monolithic railed upper receiver that free-floats the barrel without increased stress. The slim-line design is lightweight but still offers plenty of rails for gear. There are also multiple KeyMod attachment points on both sides, at the top and along the bottom of the handguard.

For more information, visit vltor.com.

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