Posts Tagged ‘Bravo Company USA’

Gunfighter Moment – Larry Vickers

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

After a brief hiatus, we are pleased to announce that Gunfighter Moment is back, with a new sponsor, Bravo Company USA. It’s a great fit, and an excellent group of guys.

I get questions all the time from students asking if they should run a red dot sight or a variable power optic on their carbine. My answer is simple; how do you expect to use the rifle in the real world? If you honestly believe any realistic shot will be within 100 meters then a good red dot sight will most likely do fine. If you expect to take shots beyond 100 meters and those shots are morally and legally justifiable then a 1-4 or 1-6 magnified optic has real merit. On my primary BCM training carbine I use an Aimpoint Micro instead of a magnified optic. I have BCM rifles setup with variable power optics but I have weighed the pros and cons and for me a red dot makes more sense. Give this topic serious thought before you decide which direction to go in. As always be safe and see you at the range!

Larry Vickers
Vickers Tactical Inc.
Host of TacTV

Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD-Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms related TV shows on the Sportsman Channel with the latest being TacTV of which Bravo Company is a presenting sponsor. Larry Vickers special operations background is one of the most unique in the industry today; he has been directly or indirectly involved in the some of the most significant special operations missions of the last quarter century. During Operation Just Cause he participated in Operation Acid Gambit – the rescue of Kurt Muse from Modelo Prison in Panama City, Panama. As a tactics and marksmanship instructor on active duty he helped train special operations personnel that later captured Saddam Hussein and eliminated his sons Uday and Qusay Hussein. In addition he was directly involved in the design and development of the HK416 for Tier One SOF use which was used by Naval Special Warfare personnel to kill Osama Bin Laden. Larry Vickers has developed various small arms accessories with the most notable being his signature sling manufactured by Blue Force Gear and Glock accessories made by Tangodown. In addition he has maintained strong relationships with premium companies within the tactical firearms industry such as BCM, Aimpoint, Black Hills Ammunition, Wilson Combat and Schmidt & Bender.

With over 300,000 subscribers, his Youtube channel features a new firearms video every Friday. 

Larry Vickers travels the country conducting combat marksmanship classes for law abiding civilians, law enforcement and military and works with Aztec Training Services to coordinate classes to best meet the needs of the students attending the class.

Gunfighter Moment is a weekly feature brought to you by Bravo Company USA. Bravo Company is home of the Gunfighters, and each week they bring us a different trainer to offer some words of wisdom.

Bravo Company USA – New BCMGunfighter Products

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Bravo Company USA is beginning sales of the newest iterations of their popular Gunfighter Grip Mod and Vertical Grip weapon components.

Gunfighter Grip Mod 3

The Grip Mod 3 features a reduced angle for improved ergonomics and trigger control. A hinged trap door offers storage inside the grip with a water-resistant rubber gasket. The Grip Mod 3 has an extended forward tang to close the gap between the trigger guard and grip and a high rise “beavertail” style back strap. This grip is up to a quarter of an inch wider when compared to the BCMGunfighter Mod 0 and Mod 1 grips.

Vertical Grip SHORT

The Vertical Grip SHORT is designed with a low-profile length for increased mobility and decreased “snag” factor. The forward angle increases the rigidity of the forearm while providing a more natural wrist angle. Spring loaded, reversible clamps allow for easy installation and removal and for users to setup fasteners on either side; this allows the SHORT to be mounted in reverse angle to increase control when grabbing handguard and grip. The grip’s flat sides give better yaw control to the shooter during firing and non-firing manipulations. Cross bolt mount designed to work with improvised tools and allow for easy adjustment or re-tightening.

Both the Mod 3 grip and vertical SHORT are made in the U.S.A. and manufactured from high quality, impact resistant polymers. Available color options: Black, Flat Dark Earth and Foliage Green.

BCM Puts Vickers Back In Black

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013


LAV on his new BCM carbine. Look for more on this amazing new rail soon.

Larry Vickers – My #1 BCM Carbine

My latest BCM training gun is ready to go; it features a pre production aluminum/magnesium key mod BCM rail that is extremely lite !!! Add that to a BCM 14.5 hammer forged pencil barrel with pinned BCM gunfighter combination flash hider and comp the overall effect is for a carbine that handles extremely well!!

Of course an Aimpoint Micro is present and needless to say my signature sling, in black, from Blue Force Gear

Back in Black !!!

– Larry Vickers

The Talos LT Halfshell In Action – Courtesy of Haley Strategic

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Arc'teryx LEAF Talos LT Halfshell

We recently recommended the Arc’teryx LEAF Talos LT Halfshell and we just got these photos from Haley Strategic Partners that give you some good all around shots of the Talos LT to help you get a better feel for it. As it turns out there are a whole lot of other great products in these photos like carbines from Bravo Company USA featuring parts from B5 Systems as well as armor carriers and pouches from Mayflower Research and Consulting along with holsters from G-Code. You may also notice a lot of Kryptek camouflage in these photos including some cool custom combat pants from Australia’s Platatac, not to mention some interesting gloves from Outdoor Research.

BCM Gunfighters

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

John Chapman, Kyle Defoor, Ken Hackathorn, Travis Haley, Dave Harrington, Pat McNamara, John McPhee, Mike Pannone, Pat Rogers and Larry Vickers. All legendary names in the tactical firearms training business. And, all use Bravo Company guns. BCM wanted to honor these men and showcase their input regarding their products, so they created the BCM Gunfighter Program.

BCM Gunfighters by solsys

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BCM SHOT Show Countdown – BCM Precision 18 Mk2

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

This final preview installment of our BCM SHOT Show countdown is the BCM Precision 18 Mk2 . In case you’ve missed it, we’ve already covered the highly anticipated BCM Comp and BCM Gunfighter Ambidextrous Charging Handle.

BCM Recce 18 Precision MK2

BCM Mk 12, SS410 barrel
Midwest Industries 15” SS Handguard
BCMGUNFIGHTER Charging Handle Mod 4
BCM/Troy Ind Rear sight
B5 Systems SOPMOD Bravo Stock
Geissele/ALG Advanced Combat Trigger

The photo also features these products:
Laser Devices DBAL A3
Inforce WML
Haley Strategic Thorntail Offset Light Mount
Mystery Ranch Spartan Pack

During SHOT Show, check out the new BCM guns in the BattleComp, Midwest Industries, Inc and TNVC, Inc booths!

Eric Kincel Leaves Vltor to Move to Bravo Company

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Right after Christmas Eric Kincel announced that he was leaving the company he founded 10 years ago, Vltor and its associate Abrams Airborne. What we weren’t able to say until now is that he was heading to Bravo Company to head up their newly established R&D department in Las Vegas. To industry insiders this move comes as little surprise. Kincel has worked with Bravo Company on several projects in the past and this looks like a great fit. We wish them luck.

Dear Friends and Supporters,

With the New Year comes a new beginning. As you probably gathered from my email address, I’ve taken up a position with Bravo Company USA as the Director of Research and Development. Even though Bravo Company is located in Wisconsin, Paul Buffoni (Pres./CEO) has started a second satellite facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. The LV facility is nothing more than a “Skunk Works”, or a location for Research and Development for the future BCM Gunfighter product line.

This recent move from Tucson was a major decision for my wife and I, but we are excited about the future and the possibilities. I look forward to working with and staying in contact with all my friends and supporters for years to come.

For those of you attending the SHOT Show, I will also be there, but will not be manning a booth. For the first time in ten-plus years, I will get to walk the floor and see the show in its complete splendor. Please email me if you would like to meet up and I look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces of the industry.

I hope everyone has a wonderful 2013.


Eric S. Kincel
Director of Research & Development
Bravo Company USA/Gunfighter Ind.

BCM SHOT Show Countdown – BCM RECCE-16, Mk 2 Series

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Today’s installment in our BCM SHOT Show countdown is the BCM RECCE-16 Mod 2 Series. In case you’ve missed it, we’ve already covered the highly anticipated BCM Comp and BCM Gunfighter Ambidextrous Charging Handle.

BCM Recce16 MK2

BCM Mid 16, Mid length gas, 1/7, HPT/MPI barrel
Centurion C4 12” Handguard
BCMGUNFIGHTER Charging Handle Mod 4
BCM/Troy Ind Rear sight
B5 Systems SOPMOD Bravo Stock
Geissele/ALG Advanced Combat Trigger

In case you’re wondering what is also in the photo, it includes:
Nightforce 2.5-10×24 Riflescope
GDI P-ROM L-Model 25 MOA Rifle Optic Mount
Laser Devices DBAL A3
Haley Strategic Thorntail Light Mount
Inforce 6VX
Impact Weapons Components Handstop
Harris Bipod BRM-S and LaRue Tactical LT130 QD Mount
Aimpoint Micro T-1 2MOA with Larue Tactical LT724 Angled QD mount
Smith Optics Boogie Regulator
Glock 21SF with Surefire X300 and Surefire DG Switch + Haley Strategic Skimmer Trigger
Kifaru Molle Express

Look for the new line in Spring 2013.