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Franklin Armory Announces – Reformation – 11.5” Barrel w/ Conventional Stock – No Tax Stamp

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Earlier today, Franklin Armory sent out a teaser for their new Reformation firearm, debuting at SHOT Show.

Notice I called it a “firearm”. That’s because I’m not really sure how to characterize it. Franklin Armory claims it has an 11.5 inch barrel and yet is equipped with a conventional buttstock. Except, they go on to inform us that no tax stamp is required. It’s not a rifle, it’s not a shotgun.

In the limited amount of information they released, the claim that they have “received approval as a non-rifle from the Chief of the Fire Arms Technology Division.”

This is the first of their patent pending NRS firearms in the Reformation line. If it’s not a rifle or shotgun, what do you think it is?


ZRODelta Merges with Critical Capabilities

Friday, January 5th, 2018


Ascendant Advisory Group’s Mergers and Acquisitions Division is pleased to announce that ZRODELTA of Lubbock, Texas has merged with Critical Capabilities of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
ZRODELTA is a leader in the field of precision firearms and accessory manufacturing, employing patented technologies that improve the modularity, accuracy, and performance of a wide spectrum of OEM products throughout the small arms industry. ZRODELTA is best known for its DLOC reflex and variable power optics mounts, HEAD-S adapter for tripods, DCLW tripod shooting platform, and Cowl Induction Muzzle Break. During 2017, the company’s patented DLOC mounting system—the industry’s first true return-to-zero, non-marring rail mounting solution—was recognized by many as the new industry standard for optical mounting solutions due to its repeatability with as little as hand tightened torque. The platform has since been adopted by most major OEM optics manufacturers.

Critical Capabilities is best known for its OEM supply-chain management solutions. With manufacturing distributed across the United States, the company has excelled at linking out-of-industry manufacturing capability and capacity with OEM production requirements, with a special emphasis on improving quality, margins, and cash flow. As Critical’s founder and former Green Beret Pat Harrigan explains, “To us, it’s not just about putting parts on the production floors of our clients. It’s about exploring a better way to do business—from raw material sourcing, production methodologies and procedures, logistics and WIP post-processing, staffing, distribution opportunities, and even financing. In short, the more successful and efficient our clients are at each level of business, the more successful we will be.” This approach has worked well for Harrigan, who estimates that 15% of the AR15s on dealer shelves across the United States contain parts from Critical Capabilities.

“Our partnership is a natural fit for both companies,” says ZRODELTA president John Birk. “This merger allows us to vertically integrate high-volume production and distribution, innovate, and provide better products and services to our OEM clients that will improve their quality, organizational efficiency, and bottom line.”

The merger also includes Critical’s UnBrandedAR.com, an e-commerce portal which provides bulk OEM AR-15 parts to a network of nearly 1000 dealers across the United States. UnBrandedAR provides products to select retailers who desire to offer brand-less or house-branded products. The company has a wide range of marking capabilities and customizes products for clients both big and small.

Both companies will operate as ZRODELTA, with OEM production and sales falling under ZRO OEM Services. UnBrandedAR will continue to operate as UnBrandedAR.com.

Wilson Combat Introduces The .458 HAM’R

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Wilson Combat claims that its new .458 HAM’R is the hardest hitting AR carbine ever produced. Designed for hunting, they’ve combined an AR10 size bolt and barrel extension to handle this new cartridge which is capable of producing maximum pressures of 46,000 PSI while enabling it to exceed 3,000 foot pounds of energy from a short 18″ barrel. Bill Wilson and the Wilson Combat engineering team designed a “hybrid” length receiver amd BCG that is ¾” shorter than a standard AR10 to produce a rifle which feeds from their preferred Lancer AR15 magazine.

Available in Tactical Hunter and Ultimate Hunter versions.

Learn more at www.wilsoncombat.com/458-hamr.

POF USA Revolution Wins the 2018 NRA Rifleman Golden Bullseye for the Rifle of the Year

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Phoenix, AZ. (January 2018) – Patriot Ordnance Factory is proud to announce the American Rifleman magazine has chosen the POF USA Revolution for the 2018 Golden Bullseye Award for Rifle of the Year.  American Rifleman is the National Rifle Association’s primary magazine with a focus on reviews of different firearms, historical articles about firearms, technical information about reloading and notes from the President of the NRA. The Revolution will be featured in an editorial overview which will appear in the May 2018 issue of American Rifleman, American Hunter, and Shooting Illustrated magazines.

The annual Golden Bullseye Award will be presented to Patriot Ordnance Factory at the invitation-only breakfast Friday May 4th, 2018 during the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Dallas, Texas.  To be considered for the Golden Bullseye Award, the Revolution was tested and reviewed by the publication’s staff and found to represent the finest quality in a shooting sports product that exceeds not only the reviewers’ expectations, but also its customers.

“The entire Patriot Ordnance Factory Team is extremely pleased to accept this coveted award,” said John Piscione Director of Sales.

The Revolution continues the POF tradition of Relentless Reliability and American innovation. The Revolution is POF-USA’s .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.”

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. We are a market leader delivering a portfolio of regulated short-stroke gas piston operating rifles. We accept no compromise in the building of our product, known as “Patriot” designs. We will only produce that which is tough, accurate, modular, durable, and true.

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

Savage Introduces All-New 224 Valkyrie Modern Sporting Rifle

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – December 14, 2017 – Savage is pleased to introduce a modern sporting rifle built to squeeze the maximum performance from the hottest new round in long-range shooting. The new Savage MSR 15 Valkyrie is chambered for Federal Premium Ammunition’s 224 Valkyrie. Together, rifle and cartridge take the popular MSR 15 platform to unheard of heights in long-range precision and ballistic performance. Savage will showcase the new 224 Valkyrie MSR at the 2018 SHOT Show January 23-26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 224 Valkyrie produces flat trajectories, supersonic velocities up to 1,300 yards downrange and match-grade accuracy. Plus, it produces only half the recoil of larger cartridges needed to achieve comparable trajectories.

The competition-ready MSR 15 Valkyrie gets the most from the new cartridge’s unprecedented capabilities with an upgraded 18-inch barrel with 5R rifling and a crisp two-stage trigger. Its Elite Series Cerakote finish forms a tough, protective layer on the upper and lower, and its adjustable mid-length gas system can be customized to specific ammunition for the most reliable cycling.

Features & Benefits
• MSR 15 Recon platform built around the new 224 Valkyrie, which offers the best performance of any MSR 15 cartridge
• Elite Series Cerakote upper and lower
• Two-stage trigger
• Hogue pistol grip
• UBR Gen 2 buttstock
• Forward assist
• Muzzle brake with 1/2×28, Class 3 barrel thread
• Adjustable gas block
• 18-inch barrel with 5R rifling
• Mid-length gas system

Part No. / Description / MSRP
22939 / MSR 15 Valkyrie, 224 Valkyrie / $1,499


SOC-F Custom SSD/ADM Rifle Raffle Has Raised $7500 So Far, Let’s Make it $10,000

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Last week, we launched a raffle along with SOC-F and the Duskin-Stephens Foundation to raise funds for the families of the four 2nd Bn, 3rd SFG(A) Soldiers killed earlier this year in Niger. So far, we’ve raised $7500. The raffle closes soon so we can get the funds disbursed in time to make a difference for Christams and I’d like to see this get to $10,000.

If you’ve already bought a ticket, thank you. If you haven’t please do. Either way, please share this raffle with friends and coworkers.

In case you missed it before, here’s the story:
A few months ago, William Phebus of American Defense MFG approached me about doing a custom SSD rifle to raffle for charity. As a Veteran, I jumped at the opportunity and told him to start working on the project and I’d identify a charity. Unfortunately, one presented itself not long after. Four Soldiers, deployed to the African nation of Niger and assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), were killed during a brutal gun battle with Muslim extremists. I was assigned to the Military Intelligence Detachment of 2/3 SF, serving on a SOT-A from 1990-96. Although I am long retired and never knew any of those men, we share a kinship of common service. And, as a husband and father, I am always concerned about the families who lose someone dear to military service.

SSG Bryan C. Black, SSG Jeremiah W. Johnson, SSG Dustin M. Wright, and SGT La David T. Johnson, you are not forgotten.

Speaking with friends currently serving in 3rd Group, I know that their loss really hit the Bush Hogs hard and I vowed to do something to support each of the families of those men. I want to make sure that every child has a Christmas and the families have bridge funds to help offset any unforeseen expenditures associated with their loss. I hope you’ll join me in this endeavor.

Eric Graves
Editor, Soldier Systems Daily

ADM did the heavy lifting and came through with a great rifle package, which includes accessories I use on my rifle. I will always be in their debt for thier efforts. Since I use a T2 red dot sight on my rifle, the great folks at Aimpoint donated one to the cause. I turned to my friends at the Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F) to help with the raffle and at the Duskin-Stephens Foundation to distribute the funds once the fundraiser is finished. Richard King Photography donated these fantastic photos of the build to the cause as well. Neither I, nor any of of these companies, are taking a dime from this fundraiser. They do it because they support the men and women who defend this great land.

What we are raffling

ADM UIC MOD2 (Soldier Systems Daily Edition)

· 14.5 Criterion Barrel 1/8 .223 Wylde Chamber
· Surefire War Comp Flash Hider Pin & Welded
· American Defense MFG® Billet Upper Receiver
· American Defense MFG® Completely Ambidextrous Billet Lower Receiver
· American Defense MFG® 13.5 MLOK rail
· Talon Ambidextrous Safety
· Raptor Ambidextrous Charging Handle
· Geissele® G2S Trigger
· Aimpoint® T2 Red Dot Sight
· American Defense MFG® QD Mount
· Magpul® MBUS Pro Flip Up Sights
· Magpul® Stock
· Magpul® MOE+ Grip
· Magpul® Magazine with MagPod
· Raven Concealment® Top Stop

The carbine features our SSD and KCRF logos.

No one else in the world will have a rifle like this, not even me.

Ticket Info:
SOC-F is only selling tickets to win this rifle package for one week. Tickets are $25.00 each
5 for $100.00
15 for $250.00
40 for $500.00
100 for $1,000.00

There are always rules, and this raffle is no different. Void where prohibited by law. This rifle IS NOT California compliant. It is American compliant. Please know your local, State, and Federal laws before making a donation. We will not reconfigure the rifle for States that have restrictions on features already assembled. Donations are appreciated, but NOT tax deductible.

To get your chance to win this one-of-a-kind rifle, visit SSD / SOC-F “De Oppresso Liber” Relief Carbine.

American Defense MFG Introduces ADM4

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

12DEC2017 – NEW BERLIN, WI – American Defense MFG® (ADM) is proud to release our “ADM4” receivers and complete rifles. This design variant is purely aesthetic in nature. These lower receivers will retain our patented, fully ambidextrous controls that are intuitive in design and function. Perfect for retro builds (with modern features), NFA Engravings, and is also available to other manufactures wanting ambidextrous controls for their brand. Available now via our dealer network and direct from American Defense Mfg®.


ADM4 billet 7075-T6 lower receiver features a Type III Teflon impregnated hard-coat anodized finish, outfitted with our patented ambidextrous magazine release, ambidextrous bolt catch and release, and our dimpled take down and pivot pins. The trigger guard is ready for winter gloves without manipulation. Radii and chamfers throughout make this billet lower a marvel that stretches the capabilities of modern production CNC manufacturing. A 20-degree competition style mag well is concealed in the design, allowing lightning fast magazine changes. An integral upper/lower tension adjustment screw allows the end user to compensate for tolerance between your upper receivers and your favorite lower.


Savage Arms MSR-10 Hunter Delivers Accurate Performance, Enhanced Features and Lightweight Design

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017


WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – December 4, 2017 – Savage Arms has great news for serious shooters and hunters who want more from their modern sporting rifles. Several options of the semi-auto MSR 10 Hunter takes the popular AR-10 platform to new heights, offering greater performance, expanded caliber choices and a modern design, plus a full suite of custom upgrades packaged as standard features. Shipments of the new rifles have been delivered to dealers.

The Savage MSR 10 Hunter is a compact sporting platform that still packs the punch of 308 Win., and 6.5 Creedmoor chamberings. The rifle squeezes even more performance from its upgraded Savage barrel with a 5R rifling, a BLACKHAWK! trigger with nickel boron treatment, and a tough Melonite QPQ finish. Other upgrades including a freefloat fore-end, custom-forged lower receiver and BLACKHAWK! adjustable buttstock and pistol grip turn the Hunter into the ultimate big game rifle.

In January 2018, MSR 10 Hunter will available in the 338 Federal chambering. Since its introduction in 2006, the 338 Federal has established itself has an extremely versatile, high-performance big game cartridge.

Built on the .308 case and “necked-up” to hold a .338 diameter bullet, this 338 Federal load offers hunters a faster muzzle velocity than the 308 Win. But with a heavier bullet. As a result, the short-action cartridge provides magnum energy for devastating performance on game, without magnum recoil.

Features & Benefits
• Compact AR-10 design
• 308 Win. (1:10-inch, 5R Right-hand Rifling) and 6.5 Creedmoor (1:8-inch, 5R Right-hand Rifling)
• 16 1/8-inch fluted barrel with Melonite QPQ finish (308 Win.); 18-inch barrel for 6.5 Creedmoor
• 7.8 pounds, 308 Win; 8.0 pounds, 6.5 Creedmoor
• Custom forged upper/lower for unique look and compact size
• Free-float M-LOK handguard
• BLACKHAWK! KNOXX AR Pistol Grip and AXIOM Carbine Stock
• BLACKHAWK! trigger with nickel boron treatment

In January 2018, MSR 10 Hunter will available in the 338 Federal chambering. Since its introduction in 2006, the 338 Federal has established itself has an extremely versatile, high-performance big game cartridge.

Built on the .308 case and “necked-up” to hold a .338 diameter bullet, this 338 Federal load offers hunters a faster muzzle velocity than the 308 Win. But with a heavier bullet. As a result, the short-action cartridge provides magnum energy for devastating performance on game, without magnum recoil.