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  1. Yes, I think there is a little bit. Also right down the street is Hyde Syte Tactics. They have a bunch. https://hydesytetactics.com/
  2. We have several brick and mortar production facilities but sorry they are not set up for retail sales. I do know that MI has a retail shop off of hwy 59. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHc5gfl1NZ8&t=1s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaFOZAwspYI Thanks!
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    Mil-Spec

    I wrote this a while back but thought it would be worth while to put the question out there again. What is Mil Spec ? What does that term mean to you ? It is an overused term in this industry (and at times, I have been as guilty as anyone). I think the term and its honest definition has evolved over time. In order to understand how it is used today, I think we need to take a look back at the civilian/commercial AR industry in its' relative infancy. In the days where there was only Colt and a bunch of low budget copies. If we look back about 15-20 years ago, the quality of the average parts offered on the market was significantly less than what we choose from today. If you picked up a parts kit or complete rifle, chances are your set up included such products like: -Cast front sights instead of forged -Roll pins used instead of steel dowels to pin a front sight -Sling swivels with no rubber sleeve -Washers for flash hiders that came straight from a hardware store -Plastic handguards with no heat shield or if they had them – plastic -Plastic delta ring -Receivers that an inferior plating (Not HC anodized) -Chrome molly was presented as chrome lined -Lower parts that were probably reject scrap M16 parts that were sloppily cut and reparked -A buffer and spring not fit for an airsoft rifle Then as the market grew, so did competition. Competition spurred strategies such as “our parts are better than your parts because of . . . “. Which led to a slow influx in higher quality parts and rifles. In many ways (as I remember it) Bushmaster (aka Quality Parts Inc.) led this charge with a article in Spring 1992 Soldier of Fortunes “Fighting Firearms”, titled Bushmaster Builds a Better M16. At the time Bushmaster was the only major company making a rifle with a chrome lined bore, correct trigger and takedown pins, and a bayonet lug, As the market and competition grew, the term Mil-Spec became one of the most popular descriptions in the industry. It was a term used to define a difference between some lower quality materials and some new higher quality materials. Its my opinion that an honest use of the term "Mil-Spec" in that context was to say, our delta rings are not plastic but are made of aluminum – just like the military version. Or our front sights are not cast, but forged like the M16 would have. In that it described the use of materials and manufacturing that are generally consistent with the military issued version. Well with the current continuing growth of the AR industry coupled with the powerful tool of the internet, information (and sometimes mis-information) can be disseminated at a rate never before imagined. With this, terms and expectations have changed dramatically to the sophisticated consumer. So what does Mil-Spec mean today ? My $.02 - In its most technical and literal sense it means as defined by the TDP (TDP is Technical Data Package, an acronym I learned from JLM). As I understand it the TDP would be all of the manufacturing dimensions, material and manufacturing specifications, quality control testing, and tolerances (+/-) as set forth by Colt for the production of the parts and complete rifles as delivered to the US Military. This information is owned by Colt and is very purposely not released for public consumption. (FN now leases this info for the US M16 rifles it produces) Which really means that by a strick literal definition none of us really know what the true 100% Mil-Spec is. Or you could say there are a very small handful of people in the world that do – and they ain’t talking. Although I do like the Colt product (not the political BS), the above paragraph should not be taken as an advertisement for civilian Colt. Because I personally do not believe that true 100% Mil-Spec QC is anything civilians or LE will get from a store bought AR15. My personal belief is that a true 100% Mil-Spec carbine can only be acquired (indirectly) through your local military recruiters office. (i.e. – enlistment or re-enlistment). But that debate is perhaps a different topic? The Colt TDP is to say that every other AR has been reverse engineered. Which really does not directly translate into a bad thing. There are thousands and thousands of private security, law enforcement, and other non-military personal that are fighting for their lives and our freedoms with a DPMS, Bushmaster, Rock River or Armalite rifle – all over the world, and they are doing quite well with it. So back to the topic at hand – the contemporary definition of Mil-Spec. If the sophisticated consumer defined true 100% Mil-Spec as the TDP, and none of us consumers will have the TDP and therefore can not confirm that a product complies to the TDP, then the term can only be used in reference to a military context discussion about an issued rifle. I feel the honest contemporary definition of Mil-Spec in the context in which we use it would be “Mil-Spec” is short for “Mil-Spec feature”. Some examples: To describe a Mil-Spec trigger pin or take down pins, is to say they are the standardized and not the oversized type. To describe a Mil-Spec front sight, is to say that it is forged and a taller “F” to be barreled to a flattop and the shorter to be barreled to an A2 upper. To describe a Mil-Spec M4 profile barrel, is to say that it is 4150, chrome lined, and 1/7 twist. Or even to say regarding chrome molly/chrome lined vs. chrome molly, where chrome lining is Mil-Spec. To describe a Mil-Spec stock, is to say that the dimensions are compatible with Colt stocks as opposed to the large OD of various commercial units. It is my opinion that this is the current definition of the term Mil-Spec (Mil-Spec = Mil-Spec feature). Your thoughts ? . . . . . . . . . When you hear the term, how do you interpret its meaning ?
  4. Mil-Spec I wrote this a while back but thought it would be worth while to put the question out there again. What is Mil Spec ? What does that term mean to you ? It is an overused term in this industry (and at times, I have been as guilty as anyone). I think the term and its honest definition has evolved over time. In order to understand how it is used today, I think we need to take a look back at the civilian/commercial AR industry in its' relative infancy. In the days where there was only Colt and a bunch of low budget copies. If we look back about 15-20 years ago, the quality of the average parts offered on the market was significantly less than what we choose from today. If you picked up a parts kit or complete rifle, chances are your set up included such products like: -Cast front sights instead of forged -Roll pins used instead of steel dowels to pin a front sight -Sling swivels with no rubber sleeve -Washers for flash hiders that came straight from a hardware store -Plastic handguards with no heat shield or if they had them – plastic -Plastic delta ring -Receivers that an inferior plating (Not HC anodized) -Chrome molly was presented as chrome lined -Lower parts that were probably reject scrap M16 parts that were sloppily cut and reparked -A buffer and spring not fit for an airsoft rifle Then as the market grew, so did competition. Competition spurred strategies such as “our parts are better than your parts because of . . . “. Which led to a slow influx in higher quality parts and rifles. In many ways (as I remember it) Bushmaster (aka Quality Parts Inc.) led this charge with a article in Spring 1992 Soldier of Fortunes “Fighting Firearms”, titled Bushmaster Builds a Better M16. At the time Bushmaster was the only major company making a rifle with a chrome lined bore, correct trigger and takedown pins, and a bayonet lug, As the market and competition grew, the term Mil-Spec became one of the most popular descriptions in the industry. It was a term used to define a difference between some lower quality materials and some new higher quality materials. Its my opinion that an honest use of the term "Mil-Spec" in that context was to say, our delta rings are not plastic but are made of aluminum – just like the military version. Or our front sights are not cast, but forged like the M16 would have. In that it described the use of materials and manufacturing that are generally consistent with the military issued version. Well with the current continuing growth of the AR industry coupled with the powerful tool of the internet, information (and sometimes mis-information) can be disseminated at a rate never before imagined. With this, terms and expectations have changed dramatically to the sophisticated consumer. So what does Mil-Spec mean today ? My $.02 - In its most technical and literal sense it means as defined by the TDP (TDP is Technical Data Package, an acronym I learned from JLM). As I understand it the TDP would be all of the manufacturing dimensions, material and manufacturing specifications, quality control testing, and tolerances (+/-) as set forth by Colt for the production of the parts and complete rifles as delivered to the US Military. This information is owned by Colt and is very purposely not released for public consumption. (FN now leases this info for the US M16 rifles it produces) Which really means that by a strick literal definition none of us really know what the true 100% Mil-Spec is. Or you could say there are a very small handful of people in the world that do – and they ain’t talking. Although I do like the Colt product (not the political BS), the above paragraph should not be taken as an advertisement for civilian Colt. Because I personally do not believe that true 100% Mil-Spec QC is anything civilians or LE will get from a store bought AR15. My personal belief is that a true 100% Mil-Spec carbine can only be acquired (indirectly) through your local military recruiters office. (i.e. – enlistment or re-enlistment). But that debate is perhaps a different topic? The Colt TDP is to say that every other AR has been reverse engineered. Which really does not directly translate into a bad thing. There are thousands and thousands of private security, law enforcement, and other non-military personal that are fighting for their lives and our freedoms with a DPMS, Bushmaster, Rock River or Armalite rifle – all over the world, and they are doing quite well with it. So back to the topic at hand – the contemporary definition of Mil-Spec. If the sophisticated consumer defined true 100% Mil-Spec as the TDP, and none of us consumers will have the TDP and therefore can not confirm that a product complies to the TDP, then the term can only be used in reference to a military context discussion about an issued rifle. I feel the honest contemporary definition of Mil-Spec in the context in which we use it would be “Mil-Spec” is short for “Mil-Spec feature”. Some examples: To describe a Mil-Spec trigger pin or take down pins, is to say they are the standardized and not the oversized type. To describe a Mil-Spec front sight, is to say that it is forged and a taller “F” to be barreled to a flattop and the shorter to be barreled to an A2 upper. To describe a Mil-Spec M4 profile barrel, is to say that it is 4150, chrome lined, and 1/7 twist. Or even to say regarding chrome molly/chrome lined vs. chrome molly, where chrome lining is Mil-Spec. To describe a Mil-Spec stock, is to say that the dimensions are compatible with Colt stocks as opposed to the large OD of various commercial units. It is my opinion that this is the current definition of the term Mil-Spec (Mil-Spec = Mil-Spec feature). Your thoughts ? . . . . . . . . . When you hear the term, how do you interpret its meaning ? Author BravoCompanyUSA Category Submitted 03/25/2013 07:19 AM  
  5. Ghostman thank you for your purchase. And thank you to everyone for your kind words. This issue was addressed in another forum, so I will post our previous response: Regarding "QC issues as of late", there are no more issues now than there have been last year or the year before. Actually quite a bit less today than ever. We are not perfect. Far from it. If we were, my ulcer would be a lot smaller. We do however make it our primary mission to build a weapon system good enough to take to a gun fight. Going forward I expect to see more negative Bravo threads. Not because of anyone’s agendas, but because as sales grow so do customer issues even if kept within the same proportional scale. Also, our marketing focus is web based. Even our print media campaign directs folks directly to the internet. So an incredibly high percentage of our customers use the internet and discussion forums, and now multiply that by the ever increasing volume of product being shipped, unsatisfied customers are much more prone to start a thread than satisfied customers, the fact that negative threads get 10 times the response as positive threads, and it’s just the natural course of events. We of course will work tirelessly to fight it by building a better and better product. Thank you again to everyone for your kind words and interest in Bravo products. Paul
  6. The owner of Bravo Company USA, Inc, (one of the national largest suppliers of AR15/M16/M4 parts and accessories), created Bravo Company MFG, Inc in 2005 to meet the demands of the private PSD market. This new emerging market of shooters were performing missions similar to the US Military but were no longer in the military supply chain. They needed a commercial alternative. The BCM® product line was built around the concept of “Professional Grade Weaponry”. This is achieved through the choice of high quality Mil-Spec materials and our “no short cuts” philosophy. Where many feel substitutions in materials or processes are just as good as, we adhere to a standard. Press Release Information: For years Bravo Company MFG, Inc has been an industry leader in offering very high quality AR15/M16/M4 parts to the commercial market. This product line has quickly become one of the first choices amongst professional shooters. Beginning in 2010, Bravo Company MFG, Inc. is releasing an expanded line of complete AR15 rifles and carbines. This line of rifles will offer the same quality standards that shooters have seen from the individual component offerings, except now in one complete BCM® package. June 2010, BCM® M4 Carbines are available. The BCM® M4 Carbine will initially be available in 3 different configurations. The BCM® M4 Carbine Mod 0 is a basic platform that includes a double heat shield handguard, and does not include a rear sight. This model is ready for your choice of optic and/or rear sight system. The BCM® M4 Carbine Mod 1 platform included double heat shield handguards, and detachable 600m carry handle for a rear sight. The BCM® M4 Carbine Mod 2 includes a tactical handguard system and folding battle sight. This model is ready to be accessorized with all your mission essential gear. All BCM® M4 Carbines will include the same high quality Mil-Spec features as found on their BCM® line of parts. BCM® M4 Carbines will feature: • BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Mod 4 Charging Handle • Standard Carbine Length Gas System • M4 Feed Ramp Barrel Extension • M4 Feed Ramp Flat Top Receiver • T-Marked Upper Receivers • USGI 5.56mm NATO Chambers • Independently Certified Mil-Spec 11595E Barrel Steel • Chrome Lined Bore and Chamber • Manganese Phosphate Barrel Finish on entire barrel • Mil-Spec F-Marked Forged Front Sights • Taper Pinned Front Sight Base • USGI Government Profile Barrels • HPT (High Pressure Test, per Milspec) Barrels • MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected, per Milspec) Barrels • Bolt machined from Mil-Spec Carpenter No. 158® steel • HPT Bolt (High Pressure Tested/ Proof) • MPI Bolt (Magnetic Particle Inspected) • Shot Peened Bolt • Chrome Lined Carrier (AUTO) • Chrome Lined Gas Key • Gas Key Hardened to USGI Specifications • Grade 8 Hardened Fasteners Key • Staked Per Mil-Spec • Tool Steel Extractor • BCM® Extractor Spring • Black Extractor Insert • Receivers Machined from Aluminum Forgings 7075-T6 • Receivers Hardcoat Anodize per MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2 • BCM® Milspec 7075-T6 Receiver Extension • USGI Mold M4 Stock Staked M4 Lock Nut • USGI H Buffer (1 USGI Tungsten, 2 Steel) • Magpul MOE Enhanced Trigger Guard • Low Shelf for RDIAS installation • Low Shelf for Accuwedge use • Un-notched Hammer compatible with 9mm use • Fire Controls marked SAFE and SEMI All of these features add up to a carbine greater than the sum of its parts. That is why BCM Carbines are quickly becoming one of the most popular choices being run hard in tactical carbine courses around the country. For More Information, Pictures, Specs, and information on where to purchase BCM products - please visit this link.
  7. Sorry, but we do not carry those. all of the #40 series of sights have been in very short supply through 2007. Best bet may be to place a b/o direct through ARMS thanks for checking with us
  8. Just got a first look at the American Defense RECON scope mount. Snapped some quick pics, Left side with both QD adustable levers toward rear. Another of left side, but with front QD lever pivioted to the front. Right Side of AD-RECON scope mount. These should be shipping next week. Retail will be $190. We will have them at $179.95
  9. Just got these in today! NEW Product Mounts from American Defense MFG LLC, with the patented Auto Lock Lever™ The mounts are billet machined from aircraft quality 6061 T6 aluminum. Products are hard coat anodized for a lifetime of superior performance. Mounts are fully adjustable to fit in spec and out of spec 1913 picatinny rails. Mounts feature a large adjustable lever that incorporates the patented Auto Lock feature that will lock the lever in the closed position. The Auto Lock Lever™ system features a large clamping surface to insure maximum contact with the rail. The Auto Lock Lever™ will not gouge your upper receiver. The Auto Lock Lever™ does not require proprietary tools for adjustments. It may be adjusted with a coin or flat blade screwdriver. All American Defense Mfg LLC products feature a lifetime warranty. Made with pride in the U.S.A. When mounting on a the flat top of an AR15 Upper The AD-68 Standard Height features an absolute co-witness (co-witness near center of optic) The AD-68H High Mount features an lower 1/3 co-witness (co-witness near bottom third of optic) The AD-68C Cantilever features an lower 1/3 co-witness (co-witness near bottom third of optic) The AD-68L Low will not co-witness when used on an AR15, M16, M4 flat top with Mil-Spec size iron sights
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