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FN M249S Centerfire Rifle | FN SAW Rifle

The FN M249S, a semi-automatic version of the M249 SAW light machinegun, was originally developed by FN Herstal as the FN MINIMI® and adopted by the U.S. Military in 1988. The rifle features the signature 20.5-inch FN cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined barrel and operates from a closed bolt position. Chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO, the rifle will accept both magazine and linked ammunition belt and offers a 4.0-6.5 pound trigger pull out-of-the-box. Includes (1) 200rd Box and (1) 30rd Magazine.

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There are many companies manufacturing or assembling AR-15’s but very few have the knowledge and understanding of the platform like JP Rifles and particularly John Paul himself. The GMR-13 was a great 9mm AR, quite possibly the best. Now with the release of the GMR-15 they are taking the 9mm AR to a new level.

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JP RIFLES 9mm CARBINE AR15 GMR-13 – Designed from the start with the needs of law enforcement in mind, the GMR-13™ accepts the same G17 pistol magazines as Glock 9mm pistols for carbine/sidearm compatibility and is also available in select-fire configurations. Built on the PSC-11™ upper receiver platform with its dual charging systems, the GMR-13™ readily accommodates those with training backgrounds on either the HK or AR-15 platform. Also available for military and law enforcement, the complete rifle package includes our own JP select-fire trigger setup for precision trigger control in both semi- and full-auto modes. As with all JP rifles, the GMR-13™ comes with parts and service readily available from a trusted US manufacturer.

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Own the world’s most effective flash hider. The proprietary features eliminate muzzle flash, even on CQB-length barrels. The BLACKOUT® is inherently stronger and more impact resistant than four prong designs, while not being subject to the rapid erosion of closed-ended units. A high strength corrosion-resistant aerospace alloy, and ultra-hard Nitride finish provide the highest level of durability. Military tested and selected. This is the non-mount version for use without a silencer, in 9MM threaded 1/2x36tpi.

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Vortex Optics Sparc II 2 MOA Red Dot Sight SPC-402

Vortex Optics SPARC II Red Dot – Ultra-compact and lightweight, the SPARC II (Speed Point Aiming for Rapid Combat) is equally at home mounted on AR-15 rifle or shotgun with compatible rail attachment. Digital rear facing controls for powering on/off and adjusting the 2 MOA daylight bright red dot brightness at ten intensity levels-automatically returning to the last dot intensity used when powered up. Rugged single-piece body machined from aircraft grade aluminum is o-ring sealed for waterproof and fogproof performance. Vortex Sparc II come with a Multi-Height Mount System, which includes a high mount, low mount, and a spacer that can be combined to provide various mounting heights: lower 1/3 co-witness (40 mm), absolute co-witness (37 mm), 21 mm, and 18 mm.

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Vortex Optics RAZOR AMG UH-1 Holographic Sight

Vortex Optics RAZOR AMG UH-1 Holographic Sight. It appears that Vortex Optics now has Eotech in their sights with the announcement of the AMG UH-1 Holographic Sight. The timing could not be better given Eotech’s latest troubles with the admission of cold weather distortion, reticle fade, thermal drift and parallax issues. Introducing the Vortex Optics RAZOR AMG UH-1 Holographic Sight. The RAZOR AMG UH-1 Holographic Sight affectionately known in-house as “Huey.” The UH-1 is a completely new force in weapon mounted holographic technology

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Primary Arms Advanced Micro Dot MD-ADS

Aimpoint manufactures a great family of micro red dot scopes. These micro dot scopes are the T1/H1 models. The Aimpoint red dot scopes are quite popular with AR shooters and for good reason. Aimpoint micro series sights are rugged, reliable and have exceptional battery life. Also in typical Aimpoint fashion these AR red dot scopes quite expensive. The cost unfortunately prevents many shooters from owning the Aimpoint’s. Not every shooter needs or can afford a battle worthy weapon sight. Fortunately some scope manufacturers and AR parts vendors recognized a niche. The result is an industry of inexpensive Asian Aimpoint knock-offs. Typically a person could purchase four Aimpoint H1/T1 knock-offs for the price of a single authentic Aimpoint.

All of the Aimpoint T1/H1 knockoffs are not created equal. One of the best brands is Primary Arms and their Micro Dot scope. The PA micro dot is compatible with the same mounting system as the T1/H1 Aimpoint.

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