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Prepare for Floods and Mod Your Guns with These 5 New Products

Picture shows a black AR-15 made by MMC Armory.

A new AR-15, UTG Pro ups its game, preparing for spring storms and a first look at SIG Sauer’s new self-defense handgun ammunition… all this and more in this week’s new product spotlight.

Picture shows a bright orange carry bag with flood preventing bags.
At a price way below MSRP, the Homeowners Spill and Flood package is something you should add to your severe weather preps this spring.

FB Systems Flood and Disaster Response Bags

From FB Systems comes the Homeowners Spill and Flood package, which replaces your heavy, awkward and difficult to store sand bags. Simply submerge the inflatable bags in any fresh water source for two to three minutes and the bags prevent floodwaters from entering your home and garage. Included in the Homeowners Spill and Flood package are six FloodBloc bags (Fb2) and two Rapid Pollution Deterrent bags (RPD). Two Fb2 bags provide a 7 to 10-inch barrier at the ground level and together, the whole package protects nine feet. Further, the Fb2 bags may be rolled up—uninflated—and put inside the commode or 3-inch drain pipes to prevent a disgusting mess from sewage overflow due to blockages and floods. For hurricanes, rapid downpours or household appliance leaks, the Homeowners Spill and Flood package not only prevents costly damages from floods, but also will prevent toxic waste and hazardous materials to spread or drain into your local water supply. At a price way below MSRP, the Homeowners Spill and Flood package is something you should add to your severe weather preps this spring.

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UTG PRO Super Slim AR-15 Rails

Picture shows a black AR-15 rail made by UTG Pro.
UTG has really stepped up its game with the Pro line, including 15-inch rails demanded from 3-gun competitors.

UTG new Pro’s Super Slim line of rails are small, ergonomic and lightweight. In comparison to competing rails, the compact diameters of the rails balance your rifle well and shave down the overall weight. A higher end of AR-15 accessories, UTG Pro’s line is proudly made in the USA. The UTG Pro rails are available alone or with a free-float handguard in a variety of lengths. These solidly built rails will accommodate a low-profile gas block. UTG has been doing their homework; its engineers and product developers understand the demand for low-cost, high-quality AR-15 parts. Don’t let the name fool you; UTG has really stepped up its game with the Pro line, including 15-inch rails demanded from 3-gun competitors. I’m going out on a limb here, but I dare you to try them. I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised.

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 MMC Armory AR-15 Recon 16.1

Picture shows a black AR-15 made by MMC Armory.
What sets MMC Armory apart than other “makers,” is the in-house machining of most of the rifle’s parts.

MMC Armory, a division of Mennie Machine Company has only been building AR-15 rifles for about a year. However, MMC is not another flash in the pan AR-15 “builder” capitalizing on the last few years’ price-inflated rush to buy modern sporting rifles. MMC is a serious machining company that has been a U.S. military contractor since 1970. After machining AR parts and accessories for so long, it only made sense for the company to expand their product range and move into full-blown AR-15 rifles. What sets MMC Armory apart than other “makers,” is the in-house machining of most of the rifle’s parts on its 150 plus CNC machines in its US ISO/TS 16949:2009 certified factory. The special touches to MMC Armory rifles make its AR-15s stand equally tall with Daniel Defense and other high-end AR-15s. Taking in-house AR-15 building one-step further, MMC makes its own full-auto rated and nickel-boron coated bolt carrier group—which guarantees the rifle to run bone dry. MMC also forges the receivers, gas block and buffer tube. They farm out very few parts, including the Rodgers Superstoc and Troy 13-inch rail.

The line up includes the Recon 16.1, with a single-stage trigger set with a crisp pull at 5 pounds, a 5.56mm NATO/.223 Remington chamber and a 16.1-inch, 1:8 twist M4 profile barrel. The Patrol Elite rifle is MMC “basic” model, but is anything less than standard and comes in under $1,000.

Not messing around, both rifles’ parts are all either nitride-coated, nickel boron-coated or Melonite-finished for corrosion-resistance and a flawless finish. I see MMC quickly becoming a household name.

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Arsenal SLR-104UR 5.45x39mm Semi-Auto Krinkov

Picture shows a US-made replica of the AK-74 Krink rifle in black finish.
This is quite possibly your best chance, and certainly the only cost-effective chance to get an AK-74 Krinkov rifle.

This is quite possibly your best chance, and certainly the only cost-effective chance to get an AK-74 Krinkov rifle. The Arsenal-made SLR-104UR “Krink” is built on a Bulgarian MIL-SPEC stamped receiver with U.S.-made components. All the features AK collectors want are on this replica AK-74, with the exception of the full-sized 16-inch barrel and polymer furniture. And well… without a lot of paperwork and money you can’t go full auto. But, pay no mind. The side-folding stock and polymer handguard means this version is much lighter weight at a surprising six pounds. An accurate hammer-forged and chrome-lined 5.45x39mm chambered barrel combined with the balanced center weight of the rifle, smaller stature shooters will enjoy holding and shooting the Aresnal SLR-104UR. Comes with one 30-round magazine.

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SIG Sauer Ammunition

Picture shows a black and gray box of SIG Sauer Elite Performance ammunition.
Called the V-Crown jacketed hollow point, SIG Sauer’s premium ammunition is made for self-defense.

What is the next evolution for gun manufacturers? No, not smart guns, but ammunition designed for optimum performance in its guns. SIG Sauer announced earlier this year its own propriety load. Made for self-defense by SIG in Kentucky, the V-Crown jacketed hollow point is SIG Sauer’s premium ammunition. Currently only five pistol calibers are available in one weight; however, rifle calibers are coming soon. Each round out of the box is shiny and polished to perfection. Beyond its looks, SIG’s Elite Performance ammo has specially coated brass that helps with its reliable feeding. The bullet creates a significant wound channel exceeding FBI minimum requirements and expansion is consistent and controlled. Reliable and accurate, get it in .357 Sig, 9mm, .380 ACP, .45 ACP and .40 Smith & Wesson.

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Besides these items, what would you like to see Cheaper Than Dirt! carry? Tell us in the comment section.

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