Introducing the Kraken: Phoenix Tactical’s Bold Venture into the Rifle Market


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By Drew Bryant
November 16th, 2023,

Embarking on its inaugural journey into the rifle market, Phoenix Tactical, a Florida-based firearm manufacturer, unveils its new rifle the Kraken. With a keen focus on durability and longevity, the Kraken is meticulously crafted to serve as the quintessential workhorse rifle for end users. Boasting premium components, including a billeted upper and lower receiver, this rifle stands out with ambidextrous controls for seamless manipulation by both right and left-handed shooters. The 16” barrel, mid-length gas tube, M-lok handguards, and Magpul furniture further underscores Phoenix’s commitment to excellence in design and functionality.

Below is the product description on the new Kraken from Phoenix Tactical.

Product Description

The Phoenix Tactical Kraken Series 16″ standard optic ready rifle features our Ambidextrous billet lower receiver featuring our proprietary trigger finger rest location for perfect finger placement prior to firing, a threaded roll pin, Ambidextrous Magazine release, Ambidextrous bolt catch/release lever come installed. We feature a flared mag-wel, oversized trigger guard and ready to use with gloves. An integral upper/lower tension adjustment screw allows the end user to compensate for tolerance between your upper receivers and your favorite lower. 

Kraken Series Upper Receiver with or without the Ejection port cover featuring precision machined from 7075-T6, M4 feedramps, No forward assist provisions, Hard coat anodizednper Mil-A-8625F, Type III, Class2,  Weight 8oz.

16″ M4 5.56 NATO Mid-Length barrel was designed around the USASOC specs for an Improved Upper Receiver Group . The longer gas system allows for a smoother gas curve which leads to managed dwell times. This combo creates a great balance of speed and performance. Our 5.56 (NATO) barrels are designed to meet the modern day carbine shooters requirements. Barrel Length 16″, Barrel Weight 28.97oz, Barrel Material 4150 CMV, Barrel Caliber 5.56, Barrel Profile M4, Twist 1/7, Barrel Thread 1/2 x 28, Gas Block Size .750, Gas System Length Mid-Length, Barrel Crown 11 Degree, Barrel Finish Nitride, Barrel Extension Finish Nitride

5.56 / 300 BLK Bolt Carrier Groups are Melonited, Full-Auto rated, are properly staked, and the bolts are Matched to the barrel. Check your local laws and regulations on ownership guidelines. Carrier Material: 8620 Steel, Gas Key: 4130 Steel, attached with Grade 8 hardware, properly staked, Cam Pin: Hardened 4340, Firing Pin: 8740 Steel, Mil-Spec, Center-less ground & Hard Chrome coated, Bolt Material: 9310, Properly Heat treated, MPI/HPT, Extractor: 4340 Steel, Ejector: S7 Tool Steel

15″ handguard

• AR15 Handguard (Not compatible with the AR10 rifle platform)

• Precision machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum.

• Black hard coat anodized or durable Cerakote finish for a lifetime of performance.

• 2″ Light Weight Aluminum Barrel Nut, Carbine Stock Wrench Compatible (Magpul Armorer Wrench Suggested)

• Solid lockup featuring two clamping screws, anti-walk screw and anti-rotation pin (anti-rotation pin hole will need to be drilled into your upper if not using our billet Upper Receiver.)

Radian raptor charging handle

Rise armament trigger

Magpul CTR stock

Ready to rock just add your optic and sight it in at your next range day.

Phoenix Tactical’s Kraken emerges not just as a rifle, but as a testament to the dedication and precision invested by its creators. With an unwavering commitment to quality, durability, and user-friendly design, the Kraken seeks to make a splash in a very competitive rifle market. As of now, enthusiasts can seize the opportunity to take a leap of faith and try it out. It is readily available for purchase at a retail price of $2,200. To sweeten the deal, Phoenix Tactical is currently offering a limited-time 20% discount, making the Kraken more accessible to some at $1,900. The price point can be tough one for people to accept on an unproven brand. If you’re willing to take that chance on a new and upcoming company and rifle the Kraken is for you. It seeks to be a rifle that can cause some waves and hit the market with a strong release.

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