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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.

New 9mm Silent Captured Spring by JP Enterprises

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JP Enterprises just released their new 9mm Silent Captured Spring which is a complete buffer and spring system for 9mm AR-15 carbines and pistols.  The concept of the JP Silent Captured Spring is to eliminate the spring noise in the buffer tube than many find irritating and make the smoothest possible feel to the action.  The standard AR15 variant of the Silent Captured Spring has been extremely popular and has consistently been a top product with our customers.  But the 9mm model is brand new for July 2014.  We have had them on order with JP for months and finally got the first batch of them in.  They have 4 weights instead of 3 on the .223 model and the weights are tungsten instead of steel to provide more weight for the 9mm blowback operation.  One thing to note is that all JP Silent Captured Springs, this one included, require the guide rod to be able to extend into the rear portion of the bolt/bolt carrier as the action cycles.  On most 9mm bolts there is a steel weight secured into the rear of the bolt with a roll pin to add weight.  In order to use the JP Silent Captured Spring system, this weight must be removed.  The buffer system adds enough mass to for it to still function properly with the weight removed from the bolt.  This is a simple operation just requiring a punch to drive out the roll pin and slide the weight out the rear of the bolt.  So for those looking for a smooth buffer system for their 9mm AR15 carbines, pistols or SBRs, here’s a great new option for you.  For further details and to buy see the 9mm Silent Captured Spring at http://www.nokick.com.