Friday, November 30, 2012

The New DTI Evolution AR-15 Rifle!

In the last couple of blog posts, we highlighted two of our newest rifle models. The ECHO 316-OR and DT Sport-OR are simply variations of their "standard AR-15" counterparts.  Instead of the front sight base, we built these models with single rail and low profile gas blocks that provide additional optic and mounting options.  With low magnification optics, or when an optic is mounted low on the upper receiver rail, the front sight base on a standard AR-15 can be visible in the "sight picture" and some users may find this distracting.  If the application in which you intend to use your AR predominantly requires optics, a configuration like this is preferable. 
This post will be dedicated to describing our new, premium AR-15 offering, the DTI Evolution.  It really is an amazing function, feel, performance, and aesthetics.  The beauty of the AR-15 is the versatility and adaptability it provides.  Since it's creation, this weapon platform has "evolved" according to the requirements of the mission in which it will be used.  The DTI Evolution is the apex of that progression.

While the DTI Evolution is an exclusive Del-Ton offering and has a DTI core (receivers, bolt, and barrel), it also has been configured using premium parts from some of the most sought after AR-15 manufacturers. This exciting new rifle is the perfect choice for any defense or sporting application, including 3 gun competitions.  The DTI Evolution's features include:

• 16” CMV, chrome-lined, lightweight barrel with a mid-length gas system  and a 1x9 rifling twist rate. 

• HPT/MPI tested Carpenter 158 steel bolt. The bolt carrier and key have a chrome lined interior and the key is installed with grade 8 screws and properly sealed and staked.

• Samson Evolution 12.37” free float rail, a lightweight handguard with versatile picatinny rail placement options. This free float handguard extends past the Samson low profile gas block for a longer sight radius and increased support hand position options.

• 7075 T6 aluminum upper and lower receiver; upper receiver with t-marks and M4 feed ramps.

• Samson Quick Flip Dual Aperture rear sight and Samson folding front sight-perfect BUIS options that can get out of the way quickly for uninhibited optic use, or be deployed when back up iron sights are needed.

• Two-stage, Mil-Spec trigger; Magpul MOE+ grip (the MOE+ grip features a soft exterior for enhanced grip, but a standard MOE polymer bottom for snag-free performance).

• Magpul CTR Mil-Spec buttstock (the CTR offers a positive locking lever to provide absolutely no stock movement), mil-spec buffer tube and heavy buffer.

• Weight: 6.5 lbs, Length: 35 5/8" (stock extended), 32 3/8" collapsed.  MSRP: $1300

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The DTI Evolution will begin shipping in first quarter, 2013.  Thanks for reading our blog. If you have any questions about the DTI Evolution, any of our AR-15 rifle models, or the parts we sell at, please contact us.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The New DTI Echo 316-OR Rifle!

Del-Ton is currently manufacturing 3 new AR-15 configurations for release late this year and early next 2013. In our most recent post, we highlighted the DT Sport-OR which is being shipped to distributors already.  The DT Sport is our "entry level" black rifle; the new OR model (optics ready) offers the same quality for which DTI rifles are known, but with a low profile gas block instead of the standard front sight base. This design allows additional flexibility for optic choices (low mounts or low magnification optics). 

This post will focus on the new carbine, heavy-barreled, OR rifle that offers some additional upgrades from the 2 DT Sport models.

The Echo 316H OR is a solid, mid-priced carbine ready to be mounted with the optic and/or BUIS (back up iron sights) of your choosing.  Key features include:

  • 16” chrome moly vanadium barrel with a 1X9 twist (allowing a wide range of ammunition options). The "heavy" profile barrel (.750 diameter) has M4 feed ramps for more reliable feeding.
  • Single rail gas block for mounting flip up front sights designed for gas blocks (sight not included).  No fixed front sight to affect target acquisition with low mounted or low magnification optics.
  • HPT/MPI tested Carpenter 158 steel bolt. Carrier features a chrome lined interior. Carrier key has a chrome lined interior and is properly staked and sealed.
  • A3 flat top upper receiver with T marks and M4 feed ramps.
  • Upper and lower receivers are hard coat anodized, Mil-Spec, forged 7075 T6 aluminum.
  • M4 6-position buttstock with a Mil-Spec buffer tube and H-Buffer.
  • Weight: 6.4 lbs, length-collapsed (32.625"), length-extended (36.375")
  • MSRP: $864.00

If an AR-15 primarily dedicated for optic use would fulfill your typical mission requirements, the Echo 316-OR is a top quality choice to consider.  Like all DTI rifles, the  Echo 316-OR offers a lifetime warranty to the original purchaser and comes with industry-leading customer service to ensure a a lifetime of service and enjoyment. 

Thanks for reading our blog. Our next post will highlight our newest offering, the DTI Evolution! If you have any questions about this weapon, or any of the AR-15 rifles or parts we sell at, please feel free to contact us.