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Bravo Company Joins Forces with Haley Strategic Partners to Introduce The Jack Carbine

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Bravo Company has joined forces with Haley Strategic Partners to produce The Jack, as in “Jack of all Trades.” The technologies integrated into this carbine build are impressive, to say the least.

Built on a Bravo Company lower and upper, the 5.56mm carbine relies on BCM’s 14.5″ Government Profile Barrel (and mid-length gas system) with a permanent mounting of the brand new BCMGUNFIGHTER Compensator making it a 16″ Civilian Legal Barrel. This is paired with the excellent Geissele Super Modular Rail mounted with a BCM Diopter Front Folding Battle Sight and Rear Folding Battle Sight.

HSP also specified the ALG Defense ACT Trigger which gives you a Geissele quality trigger in a US GI package as well as the newly debuted B5 Systems SOPMOD Bravo Stock mounted to a Bravo Company receiver extension. The Jack also includes a BCM GUNFIGHTER Charging Handle and Mod I Pistol Grip. Weighing in at 6 lbs 11 oz (with light, mount and irons), The Jack incorporates the Inforce WML-HSP (Momentary Only White Light Black Body) mounted to a Haley Strategic Thorntail Offset Light Mount built by Impact Weapons Components right out of the box. All of this topped off with a custom Disruptive Grey tone Cerakote finish by Joint Force Enterprises. This gun is ready to go as soon as you pick it up from the FFL. The only thing you will want to do to upgrade The Jack is to add an optic of your choice.

For more info about the component technologies checkout this document.
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I am continually impressed at the quality of BCM guns and the number of products that are debuting on The Jack is a testament to the hard work that Haley Strategic Partners put into working with their industry affiliates to make this a reality.

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I Spy – The Geissele Edition

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

I spy with my little eye something that begins with the letter “S”

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You guessed it, surprise! Don’t worry, you’ll find out soon enough.

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Canipe Correspondence – Geissele Automatics: Improving the HK416

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Geissele Automatics (pronounced guys-lee) is a pretty common name in the firearms community today. Well known for their excellent AR triggers, Geissele quickly became the gold standard for improved triggers for combat rifles as well as match guns. Geissele’s line spans almost two-dozen models currently advertised, from finely tuned adjustable match triggers for target shooting to enhanced select-fire duty triggers used by our nation’s most elite forces. Geissele is also expanding their trigger operations out to other platforms to include the FN SCAR series of rifles, Bushmaster ACR, and trigger components for the Benelli M4/M1014 shotgun. In order to support the overwhelming demand for their products, Geissele recently moved to a new production facility in order to boost production while maintaining their unmatched production standards.

At SHOT 2012, Geissele announced their hand guard system for the HK416 and M4 series rifles to the public. The stock HK 416 hand guard is a great system but the industry has seen a number of advances since it was first fielded in 2004. The stock HK416 hand guard was designed to allow for removal to clean the piston systems and the retain zero on optics when it is re-installed. It also allows for the mounting of an underbarrel grenade launcher, which US users of the rifle never warmed up to. Recently, end users of the HK416 sought out new options to lengthen, lighten, and improve the modularity of their hand guard. A number of excellent manufacturers developed hand guards to support this, including Remington and Daniel Defense. Both Geissele and Remington were awarded contracts to produce them for various government clients, with the Remington contract being published on FedBizOpps as being purchased for an NSW unit. All of these rails feature the ability to run them slick, or bolt on rails as needed for accessory attachment.

The Geissele hand guard for a 10.5 variant of the 416 weighs in at almost exactly the same as the stock rail. However, the Geissele rail is extended as far forward as possible while still allowing for the attachment of end-mount suppressors. It completely covers the gas block, and requires the removal of the side sling mounting loops with a dremel or hacksaw. They’re fairly useless anyway so it’s no loss. The Geissele hand guard offers an integral QD socket at the 10 and 2 position. As opposed to being machined from the aluminum hand guard itself, the sockets are steel inset into a thick, raised portion of the hand guard, allowing it to bear the weight of the user without breaking free under the load. Another unique feature of the Geissele hand guards are the threaded inserts for rail attachment. The included accessory rails attach without the need for a steel backer like most other modular hand guard systems. That little feature right there is a real bonus for anyone who has gone through the frustration of trying to line up the retaining plate on a JP rail. Moving back further, Geissele retains the stock HK416 barrel nut, as well as the cross bolt attachment method. The stock HK screws needed to be removed with a large screwdriver or bolt lug, and were kind of a pain to torque properly. Geissele uses an improved bolt that still offers the ability to be serviced in the field using the bolt lug as a driver, but also allows the use of a socket to tighten it town to specific torque values by an armorer.

The hand guard is anodized and has a slight texture from the machining allowing for a more positive grip. Due to the smaller dimensions of the Geissele hand guard, it is much easier to maintain a strong grip on. The factory hand guard is raised in comparison to standard AR hand guards, and can be hard for people with smaller hands to hold firmly and comfortably. The Geissele version pretty much solves that problem. They are available in tan, black, and possibly OD in the future. Unless you’re on the HK factory shooting team, then you get one in red. In addition, a version for the 14.5 HK416 is available as well.

Geissele saw the opportunity to bring the merits of their system over to standard AR15 style rifles as well after developing the HK416 hand guard. The SMR series hand guards use the same barrel nut style as the HK416, which allows for installation to a true torque spec without worrying about gas port alignment. Two versions are available, the MK1 sharing most of the features of the HK416 variant, while the less expensive MKII does not use the threaded inserts and has a more squared profile. These excellent hand guards come in 13” and 15” lengths with more to follow shortly and are available now from Geissele.

Geissele is known for their devotion to manufacturing perfection, a level of QC that is unmatched, and a philosophy to build the best products of their kind in the industry. With their hand guards, they succeeded once again. It’s highly recommended that you check them out next time you need a set of hand guards. If you’re not already using their triggers, make sure you pick one of them up as well. Contact Geissele directly or visit G&R Tactical to check out their products.

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Jon Canipe served on Active Duty with the US Army as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant at 5th SFG(A) and was a Senior Instructor at the JFKSWCS, training SFQC students in planning, unconventional warfare, small unit tactics, CQB, and advanced marksmanship. He is a veteran of multiple combat tours, and still serves in the Army National Guard’s 20th SFG(A) in addition to working as an industry consultant and small arms instructor.

MDM – Geissele Automatics

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

This is the first time that Geissele Automatics exhibited at MDM and they were showing their Super Select-Fire (SSF) Trigger. Designed specifically for use with automatic AR-style weapons, it is a non-adjustable combat trigger. In semi-automatic mode, the SSF performs like a match-grade two-stage trigger that allows precise and accurate trigger control. Conversely, in fully-automatic mode, the SSF performs like a single-stage trigger with a smooth, continuous trigger pull and abrupt hammer release. This trigger is in use with USSOCOM and is great for a designated marksman that will also use full-auto capability.

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