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Gunwerks Announces Exclusive Rifle Series series Called The Collective, Reveals The CoPilot

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

(Cody, Wyoming) March 19, 2018.  The Collective, a series of exclusive, purpose-driven, premium rifles, introduces the CoPilot. The ultimate truck gun for the land manager, hunter, and those who simply want the best. The CoPilot is a limited edition rifle with less than 100 offered to the public. Designed as a short frame rifle the CoPilot is chambered in 6MM Creedmoor, built with premium components and accessories.

“We pooled some of the brightest minds and makers of the best components in the industry. Then, sparing no expense and cutting zero corners, the concept of The CoPilot as the ultimate truck gun was conceived.” says Gunwerks C.O.O, James Christensen. “We wanted a rifle system that was accurate, lightweight, suppressed, and had all the top-of-the-line trimmings. It had to be perfect for a coyote, whitetail, or even a 500 lbs Nilgai.”

At its core, it is a Gunwerks’ GLR bolt action. Next, we added a Proof Research custom length, carbon wrapped barrel designed specifically for this rifle. Because we needed an ultra-compact package, we worked with Manners to design a collapsible carbon fiber stock. The versatility of this adjustable stock also makes it perfect for your little guy or girl to grow up with. The CoPilot also includes a frictionless sear trigger from Trigger Tech, Nightforce ATACR F1 4-16×42 optic, and is ready for a SilencerCo Omega suppressor. It also comes with an SKB hard case which protects a customized Armageddon Gear softside case which secures the rifle and houses the SilencerCo Suppressor as well as ammunition boxes in specialized compartments.

The custom Armageddon Gear case can be set down like a suitcase, and it will stand up unlike other soft side gun cases to ensure safety and convenience at all times. Another important part of the package is the ammo. The package ships with 1,500 rounds of 103 grain Hornady ELD-X loaded ammunition.

Finally, the package also features the Gunwerks Long Range Package meaning each gun is tested not only at 100 yards but at a distance to create a ballistic profile for every individual rifle. This information for a given altitude and temperature is engraved onto a ballistic turret. Utilizing a Trigger Tech trigger set at 2 lbs, the light, crisp pull coupled with the custom carbon barrel and the NightForce scope, this rifle has an effective hunting range of 800yds while the target range extends beyond 1200!

The CoPilot is an experience within itself from opening the case to entering the field. To see the CoPilot visit or call 877-393-1639.

Polymer80 – SubCompact Frame

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

During my recent visit to the IWA Outdoor Classics in Germany I ran into Polymer80 in the Brownells booth. Imagine seeing them in Europe, considering our perception of their gun laws.

I hadn’t talked to them in awhile, so they showed me their new 80% Sub-Compact Frame.

The PF940SC will allow you to build a G26-style pistol.

Combat Control Teams Used AR-15s As Early As 1965 In Vietnam

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

CMSgt Gene Alcock (USAF, Ret) has long served his country in both the Air Force and industry. These past years, he’s continued as a historian, documenting the history of the Combat Control Teams he served on. He recently shared this photo from 1965 which depicts one of the earliest uses of the AR-15 rifle in a combat setting.



14 OCTOBER 1965 – BONG SON SPECIAL FORCES CAMP, RVN – CCT TSgt Stan Williams, 32, of Erwin, NC “talks in” a C-123 Provider of the 315th Air Commando Group during an airlift of Army of the Republic of Vietnam troops at Bong Son Special Forces camp. The army unit was heading for Tuy Hoa North, after spending more than two months in the field. Watching the aircraft land is TSgt Gene Adcock, 28, of Christopher, IL, another member of the team.

The radio vehicle pictured is the MRC-94. The weapon, an Armalite AR-15 and a B- 2 air traffic control light are shown on the ground at the right wheel.
(Air Force Photo by SSgt B. W. Cook)

Garand Thumb Checks Out The BPRE Cold Harbor Special Projects Group Carbine

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Black Powder, Red Earth” fans rejoice. Internet sensation Garand Thumb checked out the Cold Harbor Special Projects Group Carbine and produced this video. Cold Harbor is the fictional PMC featured in BPRE.

YouTube Issues New Rules Regarding Firearms Content

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Regardless of whether you produce or consume content concerning firearms on YouTube, these new rules are worth reviewing.


USMC Plans To Replace Newly Fielded Glocks With Modular Handgun System

Monday, March 19th, 2018

According to the Department of the Navy’s recently published DoD Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Estimates for Marine Corps Procurement, the service plans to spend $6.3 million in 2019 to purchase 35,000 Modular Handgun Systems.


Way down in the notes on page 105 of this document, is the following statement:

The Modular Handgun System will be purchased to replace the legacy M9, M9A1, M45A1, and M007 pistols with a more affordable and efficient pistol for maintenance. The MHS also provides modularity and greater shooter ergonomics over the current models which will allow for more accurate fire for military personnel of different sizes. (Emphasis added)

SIG SAUER won the Modular Handgun System competition in January 2017 and since then has been delivering weapons which consist of a pistol, configurable as the full-size M17 or the compact M18, along with several new cartridges, including Ball and Special Purpose ammunition.


Just last year, the Marine Corps adopted the FBI’s Glock 19M as the M007, a tongue-in-cheek nomenclature if there ever was one. But this purchase for their Criminal Investigation Division members, seems short-lived.


Granted, this doesn’t mean that all Glocks in the Marine Corps will be replaced, just the M007s. MARSOC will keep their SOCOM-issued G19s. However, this move will most likely also affect the M007s requested under UONS to 2nd MARDIV.

To be sure, there are plenty of other gems in this document, like money allocated for additional M27 IARs as well as fielding CSASS and the M320 Grenade Launcher, but that the Marine Corps is announcing the replacement of the M007 so quickly is worth singling out.


The Glocks won’t be the only things to go. Naturally, the Beretta M9 and M9A1 pistols are slated to be removed from service, since was the goal of the program all along. But even the 1911-derived M45A1 CQB pistols produced by Colt for the Reconnaissance community will be replaced as well.


For those of you who think this is a new development, it’s really not. The Marine Corps is a participant in the MHS program and has been open about their plans to adopt MHS. Interestingly, when this slide was briefed at last year’s NDIA Armaments Conference in May, the M007 pistol hadn’t even been announced yet.


Just a few years ago, the Marine Corps scrubbed most of the handguns from their unit-level Tables of Organization and Equipment. That 35,000 number for MHS may represent the vast majority of their service-wide buy. But that’s the way the Marines like to handle their procurements; swiftly.

SureFire Advanced Rifle Operating Core (AROC)

Friday, March 16th, 2018

We’ve mentioned SureFire’s Advanced Rifle Operating Core (AROC) in the past but now it’s in production and has been demonstrated to several customers. There is a great deal of excitement surrounding this new weapon concept. It consists of a new Upper Receiver, including Bolt Carrier Group, as well as Action Spring and Buffer, all of which can be used with existing Lower Receivers.

The AROC bolt lugs are 1/3 longer, making them twice as strong as a standard mil-spec bolt. Naturally, this requires a matching barrel extension. The longer barrel extension reduces the steep feed ramp angle as found on a standard M4, for smoother and more reliable feeding of ammunition.

The AROC Bolt Carrier has an additional .400” of travel into the receiver extension requiring a shorter buffer. Along with the additional bolt carrier travel, there is a spring loaded weight in the rear of the carrier that acts as a counter weight to increase dwell time, reducing the cyclic rate to 590-610 rpm depending on ammunition. This makes the weapon easy to control on full automatic fire, increasing accuracy and effectiveness of the weapon. The AROC’s Bolt also has a set of interlocking Inconel gas rings that never wear out. Known in stand-alone mode as the Optimized Bolt Carrier, it is available as a drop-in accessory for existing AR pattern weapons, but you won’t get all of the advantages of the full AROC.

The AROC also has a heavy duty gas tube to handle full automatic fire. The delayed unlocking of the bolt reduces carbon fouling allowing the AROC to fire thousands of rounds without cleaning or lubrication. That’s right, no lube necessary. All the testing for the AROC was done with no lubrication.

The AROC is available as a Carbine, Designated Marksman Rifle, or a box fed lightweight squad machine gun. It’s a super reliable, very controllable, upper receiver that can be added to an M4 or HK416 lower receiver. The AROC pictured has a 14.5” machine gun, chrome lined barrel. Weight is 7.9 pounds with M4 lower receiver. However, shorter and longer barrel lengths will be available as well. Shown with the SOCOM556-RC-TN contract suppressor.

The AROC will be at The USASOC Sniper Competition held at Range 37, March 22-23. For more info contact SureFire VP of Military Sales, Jamie Wiedeman,


Thursday, March 15th, 2018

I snapped a couple of photos of the new HK416A7, recently selected for use by the German Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) during Enforce Tac.


It offers ambi controls as well as a new grip which accepts inserts for different palm swells.


It’s in RAL8000 color and will be issued with the new HK Gen3 Polymer Magazine.


Finally, here’s an image of the muzzle device.