American Shooting Journal: You have been coming out with some really innovative products for the AR platform lately. Can you tell us a little about your XPDW stock?
Alex Iosilevsky: We have been working on a lot of really cool stuff; some of the products have been released and others should be released in the near future. The XPDW stock is one of those products. We had requests from consumers and agencies to come up with a solution that would not require changing the buffer tube or bolt carrier group and still provide the PDW functionality. The XPDW stock clamps right onto a standard Mil-Spec buffer tube with no other modiﬁcations. We had a few other solutions, but we wanted to keep the MSRP at $179 for this release.
ASJ: How about your color parts, like your Ambidextrous Safety Selector and Extended Mag release – are they just as easy to install as the Mil-Spec?
AI: All of our products are just as easy to install as Mil-Spec products. Regarding color options, we initially only sold black, ﬂat dark earth, olive drab green. When we launched the red color option, it was a huge success and at that time we started looking at launching other colors. At SHOT Show 2017 we added blue, dark blue, gold and purple as color options for a lot of our products. We have seen most of the colors sell very well, and we will continue to carry these color options for most of our products.
ASJ: Armaspec offers a recoil reduction spring. Can you tell us about that and why someone would want this?
AI: Absolutely. The Stealth Recoil Spring is a drop-in replacement for a standard buffer and spring. It has lots of beneﬁts over a standard buffer and spring. It not only reduces the felt recoil with the multistage spring system, but also creates a smoother recoil. The sound of the spring scraping against the buffer tube is eliminated with the Stealth Recoil Spring by keeping the buffer spring away from the buffer tube. We also removed the metal on metal contact between the bolt carrier and the buffer with the addition of an O-ring. The Stealth Recoil Spring comes in six different conﬁgurations to ﬁt your buffer needs: SRS-C for carbines, SRS-9 for 9mm, or SRS-308 to handle the heavier recoil and longer bolt of a .308.
ASJ: You have many other parts to trick out an AR, as well. What are your favorites that you think our readers would really like?
AI: I like all the stuff we make. I am sure every reader has their own conﬁguration that they are trying to optimize. Our stainless-steel gun builder/LKP part kit is a great product if you have a stripped lower and want to start that next build. We’ve color-matched the button, selector levers and trigger guard to create that unique look. The titanium takedown/ pivot pins are a great choice as well.
ASJ: Do you have some cool new products coming out soon that you can share with us?
AI: There are a few products that we will be releasing soon and others that are currently in development. The Victory charging handle should be out shortly, as well as our AKPDW stock. We also have a few products in development that utilize our new Mini-Stealth Recoil Spring and that should be out later this year.
Visit armaspec.com for more information on all of Armaspec’s product offerings. ASJ