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New SOCOM-16 Muzzle Brake Kits

We have some new muzzle brake kits now available for Springfield Armory SOCOM-16 rifles.  We use the very well made Smith Enterprise SOCOM-16 Gas Lock which has 5/8×24 threads and combined it with some popular muzzle brakes for a simple kit that customers can be sure will work together.  The two models we just added have a 7.62mm VG6 Precision Gamma Muzzle Brake and a Lantac Dragaon 7.62mm muzzle brake.  These are both popular, well made brakes that interface well with the Smith Enterprise gas lock. IMG_4140 IMG_4146 To remove your factory gas lock and muzzle brake, which is one unit, you unscrew the gas plug and then unscrew the gas lock/brake.  Then you screw on the Smith Enterprise gas lock, install the gas plug to lock it in place, then install the muzzle brake using the supplied crush washer to properly align it.  Using these kits, you will notice improved recoil reduction and less muzzle jump compared to the factory compensator and they look a lot cooler too.  A great way to customize your SOCOM-16 to your tastes. Of note, the Smith Enterprise gas locks have a higher front sight dovetail mount than the Springfield Armory factory gas locks do.  So the SOCOM-16 comes from the factory with a lower sight base and a taller front sight.  The Smith Enterprise gas lock has a higher sight base and uses standard M14 sized front sights so that you can use any of those on the market.  So if you get one of these, you need to use an M14 size front sight instead of the Springfield SOCOM-16 front sight.  If you use the taller Springfield sight, you will shoot low.  M14 front sights are available in standard, national match, tritium bar, tritium dot and fiber optic configurations.

POF AR-15 Triggers – Great Features and Great Value

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Patriot Ordinance Factory (POF) has a great AR-15 trigger package that’s well worth considering if you’d like a better trigger.  POF is well known for quality piston driven AR-15s and were one of the pioneers in the piston AR market.   In addition to developing one of the first successful AR piston systems that is still popular today, they have many other innovations to their credit.  These include anti-tilt buffer tubes, roller cam pins for BCGs and they were one of the first to use a nitride finish on their barrels.  Quality and innovation has become my expectation when POF comes out with a new part, so when I saw their new AR triggers it got my attention.

The main trigger components are precision machined out of tool steel and pre-installed in a nice looking red, anodized aluminum housing.  This set up makes drop-in installation very simple.  POF went a step further than most with urethane feet added to the bottom of the housing to help make for a perfect fit.  Their trigger is a single stage type set at 4.5 lbs. and is very smooth and crisp.  While many shooters these days seem obsessed with super light trigger pulls, in a high stress scenario, 4.5 lbs. is a pretty good all around weight.  It’s a light enough pull for very good accuracy, yet it has enough feel to it to avoid accidental discharges and to be easy to predict under stress.  I would consider 3.5 lbs. to be a practical minimum for combat or 3-gun type weapon that will need to perform speed shooting, long range shooting and shooting on the move.  A 4.5 lbs. trigger gives you just a bit more of a safety factor without sacrificing speed or accuracy.  The short, single stage pull on the POF trigger helps with speed and quick reset helps with speedy follow up shots.  To add to the value, POF includes a set of KNS anti-walk pins which is a nice touch.  All this for a retail price of $199.00 is pretty good in today’s market where many comparable triggers can cost $30-$100 more and don’t include a KNS pin set.

A letter from Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Bixby – 21 November 1864

Dear Madam,

I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of you bereavement and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and the lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours very sincerely and respectfully,

A. Lincoln

Nokick.com (Para Bellum Products, Inc.) is a veteran owned (USMC retired), family operated business. My wife and I also own Blitzkrieg Components, where we sell our Blitzkrieg Components Front Sight Posts.  In the last year, Facebook has shut down any advertising that we do on Facebook because we are a gun related retail store.  We don’t sell firearms, only parts, which shouldn’t make any difference, but does make it seem more ridiculous. Also, in the last year, Google has also stopped allowing us to advertise because we sell gun related items.  Test it for yourself: go to google, type in a common firearm item: gun buffer, gun parts, etc.  No paid ads come up.  Which is fine, sort of, because who likes ads anyway.  But maybe you like gun parts and want retailers to come up when you search.  And, maybe, we all should be a little irked that their doing the selective sifting for us.  No problem.  I didn’t want to give them my advertising money anyway.  But, will you do us a favor.  Support us by liking our Facebook page, Para Bellum Products, Inc. – www.nokick.com,​  and  sharing this message.  We appreciate you, your help and your business.

AAC Breakout Compensator for a 300 Blackout Barrel

One question I get a lot – what’s the best compensator for a 300 Blackout Barrel?  Check out this video on the AAC Breakout Compensator.