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Brownells 4X Retro Optic Now In-Stock and Shipping

Friday, October 11th, 2019

GRINNELL, Iowa (October 8, 2019) – The Brownells Retro 4X Carry Handle Optic – designed with fans of the Brownells Retro Rifles in mind – is now in-stock and shipping to customers.

Announced during the 2019 SHOT Show, the Retro 4X Carry Handle Optic closely replicates the look and performance of the original Colt scope made for early models of AR-15-style rifles and carbines.

Manufactured with high-quality Japanese glass to the original factory specifications, it comes with the correct mounting clamp, and as an added touch, the correct inspection sticker on its underside.

Listed as #080-001-373 and retailing for $299.99 at Brownells.com, the Retro 4X Carry Handle Optic fits Brownells Retro Rifles chambered in 5.56 with a mounting hole in the carry handle.

It will not fit on .308 Retro Rifles such as the BRN-10A or BRN-10B, or the 5.56 Brownells Proto rifle, none of which have the required mounting hole in the carry handle.

The Retro 4X Carry Handle Optic quickly and easily attaches to the AR-style carry handle as found on the BRN-16A1, XBRN-177, BRN-601 and similar rifles.

Calibrated for the trajectory of modern 5.56 ammunition, it has elevation adjustments marked in 100-yard increments out to 500 yards.

To see the Brownells Retro 4X Carry Handle Optic, visit www.Brownells.com.

Homebrew Blood Diamond Carbine by Frank Woods

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

I’ve been wanting to do a Blood Diamond CAR-15/XM177/GAU-5/whatever you’d call it for a long time now, and with Brownells, Inc. putting a bunch of parts I needed for it within reach via their Retro line, I was finally able to get to it.

There are some obvious inconsistencies between mine and the movie version (pics included for comparison,) primarily the light (I had extra M600Us laying around and didn’t feel like paying extra money for the lesser Surefire 660 light,) and the Teal Blue Bravo PDQ ambi bolt catch/release (because it’s 2019 and none of my USGI forged lowers don’t have one, for sake of consistency.)

I used Fulton Armory receivers since they make the A2 upper receiver with M4 feed ramps, and went with one of their lowers to have a matched set. Barrel is a Brownell’s Retro Series 10.3″ 1/7 twist, and the stock and A1 grip come from the Retro line also. I had the faux moderator laying in the parts bin for YEARS waiting for the other parts to come along, well before the Brownell’s Retro line existed.

Aimpoint is a PRO 2MOA that didn’t have a rifle to sit on, but since it looks externally the same as the OG Aimpoint CompM2, fuck it, why not. It sits on an ARMS #2 carry handle rail mount, in an Aimpoint SRW-L mount I procured with help from a friend.

I did my due diligence trying to replicate the patterning of the rattle can colors as they appeared on the movie gun itself, the side we could see anyway. Colors used were Aervoe Olive Drab, Field Drab, and a little bit of Marine Corps Green, and the Dark Brown was either Krylon or Rust-Oleum, I don’t remember which. I misted it with some ODG & MCG once the overall painting was finished. Since I couldn’t find OD Green camo form wrap in stock anywhere I went with olive drab USGI style duct tape to secure the light’s ST-07 switch to the rifle.

The Surefire M14 style light mount clamp had to be shaved down on the grinder wheel a bit to fit it through the slot in the FSB, and I didn’t need the M10 ring to secure the light since the integrated 1913 mount on the Scout body clamped onto the light mount’s rail perfectly.

Magazine is an old ass pre-ban USGI mag that has this cool patina to it. I went with a Magpul MS1 sling because the tension adjustment is second nature to me being that I’ve standardized on this sling otherwise. I *tried* to make it work with an R4 sling but unless I ONLY had the sling around my neck it just fuckin sucked because of the way the fabric would dig into my shoulder when the sling twisted.

I guess I can call this one the “Danny Archer.” Yah yah ?

Despite Ending Civilian Carbine Sales, Colt Still In The Game

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Although Colt has announced they will no longer manufacture carbines for civilian sales, they continue to support government contracts.

Announced by the US Department of Defense for 19 September, 2019.

Colt’s Manufacturing Co. LLC, West Hartford, Connecticut, was awarded a $41,924,594 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Federated States of Micronesia, Hungary, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonia, Marshall Islands, Palau, St. Vincent and Grenadines, and Tunisia) contract for production for the M4 and M4A1 carbines. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 18, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-19-D-0116).

Colt Statement Regarding Cessation Of Commercial AR-15 Production

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Company Response to Questions about Colt Participation in Consumer Markets

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (September 19th, 2019) – There have been numerous articles recently published about Colt’s participation in the commercial rifle market. Some of these articles have incorrectly stated or implied that Colt is not committed to the consumer market.  We want to assure you that Colt is committed to the Second Amendment, highly values its customers and continues to manufacture the world’s finest quality firearms for the consumer market. 

The fact of the matter is that over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity. Given this level of manufacturing capacity, we believe there is adequate supply for modern sporting rifles for the foreseeable future.  

On the other hand, our warfighters and law enforcement personnel continue to demand Colt rifles and we are fortunate enough to have been awarded significant military and law enforcement contracts.  Currently, these high-volume contracts are absorbing all of Colt’s manufacturing capacity for rifles.   Colt’s commitment to the consumer markets, however, is unwavering.  We continue to expand our network of dealers across the country and to supply them with expanding lines of the finest quality 1911s and revolvers.

At the end of the day, we believe it is good sense to follow consumer demand and to adjust as market dynamics change. Colt has been a stout supporter of the Second Amendment for over 180 years, remains so, and will continue to provide its customers with the finest quality firearms in the world.  

Very respectfully,

Dennis Veilleux, President and Chief Executive Officer

SA-15 FLR Lower Receivers Now Shipping

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Available in stripped lower and complete pistol configurations

Bigfork, MT, October 29, 2018 7-22-19

The Shield Arms SA-15 built on the patent-pending FLR folding lower receiver is shipping now in stripped lower and complete pistol configurations! The FLR is billed as “…the world’s first folding AR-15 lower receiver – no adapter required.” You may recall coverage of the weapon last October here on Soldier Systems Daily.

The Shield Arms Folding Lower Receiver (FLR) features a folding stock mechanism machined and built directly into the receiver, allowing the stock or pistol brace to fold without the need of an aftermarket folding stock adapter. The FLR is one of several innovative products we expect to see from Shield Arms, which was originally known for their extensive magazine extension line (and later for their 15-round capacity after-market Glock 43x/48 mags).

Features:
§ Built-in folding mechanism for compact storage – NOT AN ADAPTER
§ Machined from 7075-T6 aircraft grade billet aluminum
§ Ships with standard weight proprietary buffer
§ Accepts standard AR-15 magazines
§ Matte black hard-coat anodized per Mil 8625 Type 3 Class 2
§ Precision machined magazine well with beveled feed lip for easy mag changes
§ Machined and engraved to be compatible with 45 and 60-degree short throw fire control selectors
§ Caliber marking of “MULTI” 
§ Compatible with most standard AR-15 components and most aftermarket parts
§ Take down pin spring and detent hole is threaded for a 6-32 set screw for easy capturing (hardware included)
§ Upper tension screw behind grip screw (threaded hole with hardware included) to adjust any “slop” out of vertical fit between upper and lower
§ Ambidextrous trigger finger rests with grooves (above and below mag release/mag catch)
§ Threaded bolt catch pin (Threaded hole and hardware)

Get a better look by watching the video:

shieldarms.com (@shield.arms)

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

This interesting one came from a reader. He calls it his “Retro Postmodern Franken “ARRR” Pistol,” further describing it as “Incorporating modern functionality with kitschy classic accoutrements selectively supercharged.”

Build details:

Spikes Tactical Lower Registered as Pistol

Noveske Short Throw Trigger

KNS Anti-Rotation Pins

Geissele SSA Trigger

Norgon Ambi-Mag Catch

MAGPUL K2 Grip

MAGPUL Enhanced Trigger Guard

MAGPUL ASAP End Plate

SB Tactical SBA3 PIstol Brace

USGI Standard Capacity Magazine with MAGPUL Anti-Tilt Follower & Ranger Floor Plate.

USGI Upper Receiver w/ Carry Handle & USGI Charging Handle

Armson USA Carry Handle Mounted Tritium OEG

Daniel Defense 12.5 Barrel with Front Sight Post.

Surefire M500 w/ Malkoff MDM4 M91T Conversion Head

AAC Blackout Flash Hider & M42000

and SOFIC SSD KC&RF Moto Patch

POF USA Wins Rifle of the Year from the Industry Choice Awards for the Third Year in a Row

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

(06/18/2019) Phoenix, Arizona – And the winner is… Patriot Ordnance Factory is proud to announce taking home the Rifle of the Year award from the 2019 Firearms Industry Choice Awards for their Revolution DI rifle. POF-USA was honored to attend and thanks everyone involved in the awards process, as well as congratulating the other winners.

The Revolution DI (Direct Impingement) shares features, advancements, and technology of the prior award winning Revolution PD (Piston Driven) with one distinct difference, its operation. The direct impingement operation allows for a smaller profile handguard, lighter weight, and 9 positions of adjustment thanks to the DIctator gas block.

POF-USA broke from the industry status quo by making an AR15 that shoots .308. It is important to note that the Revolution DI is not an AR10, or even a small frame AR10. The Revolution DI is the same size as an AR15. The Revolution DI is built on the unique and fully ambidextrous Gen 4 lower, produced with 100% American made raw materials and coatings, and state-of-the-art technology. Like another award winning POF-USA rifle, the Renegade+, the upper receiver is engineered around their unique heat sink barrel nut, 9-position adjustable DIctator gas block, a match-grade barrel, and Renegade M-LOK rail with 4 built in QD sling mount points.

POF-USA is proud to continue leading the MSR market with their feature-packed ultimate fighting machines.

 

 

POF-USA is an Arizona-based small arms manufacturer known for its revolutionary concepts and radical approaches to engineering used to develop the finest piston driven AR-type rifles used by civilians and professionals worldwide. They accept no compromise in the building of their product, known as “Patriot” designs. They will only produce that which is tough, accurate, modular, durable, and true. This patriotic mission is brought from passion, authenticity, trustworthiness, rebellion, independence and objectivity. 

For more information, visit www.pof-usa.com or call 623-561-9572.

The Man Behind the Gun, the Eugene Stoner Stories – Presented by the Institute of Military Technology

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Eugene Stoner’s #1 and prototype firearms like they have never been seen before with depth and clarity made possible by new digital camera technology.

Shared to the public for the first time, Mr. Stoner himself speaks of his personal path and a few of the stories behind some of his historic and groundbreaking designs.

www.instmiltech.com