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POF-USA Wins the Industry Choice Awards “Rifle of the Year” for the Revolution AR-15

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Phoenix, Arizona – Patriot Ordnance Factory is proud to announce taking home the Rifle of the Year award from the 2017 Firearms Industry Choice Awards dinner. POF USA was honored to attend and thanks everyone involved in the process of setting the dinner up, and in the awards process, as well as congratulates the other winners that night.

The Revolution continues the POF tradition of Relentless Reliability and American innovation. The Revolution is POF-USA’s new .308 battle rifle that handles like a 5.56 – because it’s the same size and weight as one. The Revolution features many 5.56 parts; such as charging handle, bolt carrier, roller cam pin, buffer, heat-sink barrel nut, handguard, and 5-position gas piston operating system. The barrel extension, bolt assembly, upper, and lower receiver are the exact same size as those on an AR15. This is truly an AR15 that shoots in .308!

Weighing in at 7.3 lbs. the Revolution features POF-USA’s new slim Edge handguard with four built-in QD mounts. It’s loaded with features such as a fully ambidextrous billet receiver set, Nickel-Phosphate coated bolt carrier group, 5-position adjustable gas piston, single stage match grade trigger, and more. You may have just found your “one gun.”

When asked to comment, Frank DeSomma, the owner and founder of POF-USA had this to say:

“This award is one to be extremely proud of and an honor to achieve, because the Industry Choice Awards are evaluated by people in the firearms industry with experience: hunters, competitive shooters, instructors, retail, law enforcement and military.

I’m very proud of our team’s hard work and a never-quit attitude to achieve engineering an AR15 to shoot .308/7.62×51.
It was an extreme honor to accept this award for our company and me personally.

The products in this competition are chosen on their “Merit” in an unbiased fashion, which instills and keeps alive the Honor and Integrity of the industry, and of this award. “

New Small Arms Manufacturer, F4 Defense to Launch at Triggrcon 2017

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Leonardtown, Maryland. Veteran-owned F4 Defense, manufacturers of innovative small arms and accessories, will launch their new line of products at Triggrcon 2017 in Tacoma, Washington (July 27-30, 2017).

After two years of design, development and strenuous testing, F4 Defense will enter the firearms industry with their F4-15 rifle and Patent Pending Adaptive Rail System Handguard (ARS). “As veterans, competitive shooters and fierce patriots, we saw room for innovation in the small arms market and started this company out of a passion for firearms and our desire to help those who defend the laws of freedom,” says COO, Dave Fairfax.

New F4 Product Features:

F4-15 Rifle


The F4-15 is second to none aesthetically while maintaining the strength and structural integrity to endure the harshest of environments. The F4-15’s radical lines and recesses are strategically placed to cut weight and provide a streamlined design; making it lighter than a forged mil-spec receiver set. Features include: trigger creep adjustment, short throw safety, flared magwell, bolt catch and forward assist set screws, upper takedown tension adjustment and an oversized beveled trigger guard to accommodate shooters who wear gloves.

ARS Handguard


The F4 Adaptive Rail System (ARS) is a purpose-built rail combining the functionality of the M1913 Picatinny rail and the adaptability of Magpul’s® MLOK® system. The Patent Pending MLOK® and Picatinny hybrid system is directly integrated into the extruded profile of the rail—versus the bulky quad rail configuration. Accessories can be attached directly to the rail—eliminating the need for adapter rails.

F4 Defense is developing several additional products that include a Small Frame .308 (F4-10) and a 9mm Pistol Carbine (F4-P PCC) planned for release in the coming months. You can sign up for updates at or follow them on Facebook at

You can see F4 Defense’s new line at Booth #810 at Triggrcon 2017.

Sneak Peek – Honey Badger Stock for ARs from Q

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

New Hampshire-based Q teased everyone on Instagram with the declaration that they are working on a standard AR version of the stock they developed for the Honey Badger.

It offers a cool aesthetic, but as you can see, the Honey Badger variant incorporates guides which fit recesses in the receiver.

Stag Arms Model 9 Review by Jeremiah Futch

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Since its inception in 2003, Stag Arms has been manufacturing quality, mil-spec modern sporting rifles at an attractive price point. When I learned that I was going to be able to spend some quality time with Stag’s innovative and market-ready, 9mm carbine, the Model 9, I shouldn’t need to describe my excitement and anticipation to see how this thing would fire.

The Stag Arms Model 9 is a 9mm carbine that at first impression, appears to be a standard AR-15 type rifle. It uses a true AR-15 upper and lower receiver with 7075-T6 forging. The Carbines are machined in-house at Stag, and then hard-coat anodized to the proper mil-spec Type III standard. Out of the box, the Model 9 weighs a mere 6.8 Pounds, and measures 32.5″ collapsed and 35.75″ extended. So not only is this rifle compact and light weight, but also easy to conceal when carried on a mission or trip to the range.

The Model 9 wears a carbine-length barrel with Diamondhead VRS Drop-In Modular Handguard, which are both cool looking and comfortable. Another plus is that they’re made by Diamondhead USA – America.

The receiver holds the dimensions of a true AR-15 upper and lower, so you can swap out parts like the trigger and furniture to truly customize it for any AR-15 made part on the market.

On the inside, the Model 9 is like every other AR in Stag’s catalog, which gives you the added confidence that you’re getting a quality product! The barrel is a 4140 steel tube, button-rifled to a twist of 1:10—which stabilized my 9mm 147gr competition, 124gr NATO Full Metal Jacket, 115gr ball and 124gr hollow point defense, when I tested the rifle at the Fort Lewis – Range 43. All in all, 500 rounds were fired in total, and not one was left to disappoint through this incredible machine.

Stag altered the mag-well of the lower, machining it specifically for a 9mm mag—a seemingly common sense step, but not one that goes unnoticed. At the rear of the mag-well is a fixed-blade ejector to eject the spent brass to the side.

The bolt on a 9mm AR is different from a 5.56 because as a semi-automatic blowback design, there’s no need for a rotating bolt. This means that the rifle is recoil operated, so the recoil is a tad rougher than that of a gas operated AR. While it’s only a 9mm, you don’t have any of the recoil reduction of a gas system to help you. Not a deal breaker if you know how to find a different load or position to handle the recoil bounce.

With a standard Mil-Spec charging handle, and small (.154”) trigger pin, the 32 round magazine cycles without issue.

Accuracy is simply brilliant. My PCC was very reliable, had zero malfunctions and shot every round I put through it.

The best part about Stag’s Model 9, is range accessibility. As many of you who shoot longer range targets know, indoor ranges aren’t the biggest fans of rifles, understandably so. But if you got to an indoor range, and can shoot a handgun, you can shoot a Stag Arms Model 9!

The Stag Arms Model 9 had a long list of pleasant surprises while shooting – and let’s not forget that because it’s a Stag, it’s also available in a left-hand version!

The Model 9 is fun to shoot, economical (thank you ammo Gods) accurate and able to accept all the normal accessories for an AR.

Knowing it came from the hands of the folks at Stag, with their history of innovation and market research, I knew I was in for a treat with this gun. The company has relied on the end-user feedback to ensure they are producing market-relevant products, and this was no exception to that standard.

Jeremiah Futch is the Head Combat Marksmanship Instructor for 1st Special Forces Groups (A) Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Committee. He is a professionally sponsored shooter competing in USPSA, Multi-gun and 3 Gun competitions. Futch consistently places in the top 50 at multiple National Championships, and is currently the USPSA Washington State Champion in Carry Optics Division. His title sponsors include Grey Ghost Precision, Blade-tech, Vortex Optics and Rainier Ballistics.

Bushnell Offers New Purpose-Built AR Optics

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Four New Optics Fill Out the AR Optics Line

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – July 14, 2017 – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance optical solutions for more than 65 years, has extended its popular AR Optics line with four additional sights that are each optimized for the modern sporting rifle.

Bushnell’s line of AR Optics is already the category leader for MSRs. New this year, the AR Optics line has grown with the release of two new purpose-built, caliber-specific riflescopes, the cutting-edge Accelerate 3x prism sight and the ambidextrous Transition 3x Magnifier.

The 6.5 Creedmoor has quickly become a favorite of long-distance shooters and hunters alike. Bushnell’s new AR Optics 4.5-18x 40mm scope with Drop Zone 6.5 Creedmoor reticle is designed to maximize the round’s performance by providing holdover points for shots out to 600 yards. Tactical-style target turrets allow lightning-fast adjustments, and the side parallax focus allows clear target images at any range. The fully multi-coated optics give a bright, crisp sight picture and are housed in a durable 1-inch aircraft-grade aluminum tube.

Bushnell has also added an optic for shooters favoring MSRs chambered in the popular .300 Blackout. The new Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24mm illuminated scope is equipped with a specially-designed DropZone .300 Blackout Illuminated reticle. The reticle features holdover points calibrated to both subsonic and supersonic .300 Blackout ballistics. The scope’s first focal plane design performs like a high-performance red dot at low power. When turned up to 4x magnification, it offers holdover points out to 300 yards. Magnification changes are nearly instantaneous with Bushnell’s exclusive ThrowDown PCL (power charge lever).

Gas guns like MSRs are well-suited for compact optics. Yet red dots don’t offer the magnification sometimes needed to reach downrange. The gray area between these two options isn’t so gray with the new Bushnell AR Optics Accelerate 4X Prism Scope. It has the compact stature of a red dot with the 4x magnification of a riflescope. The new, illuminated BTR-3 reticle in the Accelerate offers five brightness settings in both red and green. The center circle and red dot work together for quick acquisition, with drop points for long range shots. The mil-based design works with any caliber firearm.

Rounding out the new additions is the AR Optics Transition 3X Magnifier. Simply mount it behind a red dot optic with the ambidextrous flip mount. Engage the 3X magnifier when you need it, and flip it out of the way when you don’t. The Transition 3x Magnifier pairs perfectly with Bushnell’s AR Optics TRS-25, but works with any red dot. It’s built with fully multi-coated optics that provide optimal light transmission and is waterproof, fog proof and shock proof.

Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in precision hunting, tactical and recreational optics and accessories. For more information, visit

Stag Arms New ‘Stag 10 6.5 Creedmoor’ Now Shipping

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

New Britain, CT – Stag Arms announces that the new Stag 10 6.5 Creedmoor is now available, with the Stag 10 (6.5 Creedmoor/.308 Winchester) left-handed models available for pre-order. The Stag 6.5 Creedmoor was first introduced at the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

The rifles feature a 22” 416R Stainless Steel barrel chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor with a 1/8 twist for long-range accuracy. The Stag 10 series features a Stag slant cut and includes uniquely designed parts for the lower to guarantee the best fit between receivers. The remainder of the rifle is designed to utilize the DPMS platform for maximum compatibility.

Stag Arms, known for being the first left-handed AR15 manufacturer, has also created their first left-handed AR10 platform. Available in both 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Winchester, the Stag 10 series offers consumers the choice to shoot without compromising comfort, and enhancing the shooters natural position.

“Ever since we announced the Stag 10 series, we’ve received an overwhelming response as to when these would be available and whether they would be offered in our famous left-hand configurations. We are very excited to release the 6.5 Creedmoor to the market today, while simultaneously launching our Stag 10 .308 left-handed models,” said Stag Arms Marketing Manager Christopher Berlinski.

The Stag 10 6.5 Creedmoor can be purchased at These models are currently on sale, while all of Stag Arms’ non-sale items receive 20% off for the Stag Arms Independence Day Sale. FFL dealers that are interested in Stag products may contact to receive dealer information.

Nordic Components Shooter James Darst Posts Two Big Wins

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Waconia, Minnesota – Nordic shooter James Darst took home two big wins recently. He won the Open Division and took High Overall at Babes with Bullets 3-Gun Challenge and Zombies in the Heartland.

“These are big matches with some really tough competition. It’s great when everything comes together and I can have back to back wins like this,” Darst said. “My rifle of choice is a Nordic Components NC-15 chambered in .223 Wylde. It offers incredible “right out of the box” accuracy and reliability.”

“Zombies in the Heartland is one of my favorite matches to shoot and Babes with Bullets is now on my must shoot list,” said Darst. Babes with Bullets 3-Gun Challenge was held May 20-21 in Princeton, LA. This was the second annual running of a great match hosted by Jerry and Kay Miculek. Zombies in the Heartland was held June 2-4 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Steve Hornady and the Hornady crew put on another great match.

Sneak Peek – New Proprietary Rail on the Modern Carbine MC6 PDW-SD from Modern Outfitters

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Here’s a look at some initial design work for Modern Outfitters’ new proprietary rail on the Modern Carbine MC6 PDW-SD. The new 6″ .300 Blackout weapon system will be available in pistol, SBR, and PDW. The version shown incorporates the Law Tactical folder to bring the OAL to just 15 inches in the folded position. Perfect for dignitary protection, CQB, and is quite possibly the perfect “backpack/truck” gun.

Available from Modern Outfitters and authorized retailers in a few weeks.

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