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Founder Bill Alexander Has Left Alexander Arms

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Over the years, I've had several great discussions with inventor Bill Alexander, who developed the 6.5 Grendel, Ulfberft, and numerous other firearms innovations. We wish him well in his new endeavor.

Alexander Arms announces the departure of the Company’s founder and Chief Engineer, Bill Alexander. He is leaving to assume a new position with-in the defense industry.

Alexander Arms thanks Bill for his years of dedicated service and innovation both to the Company and the broader firearms industry and wishes him well as he assumes his new position.

Bill leaves the company well positioned to continue to provide the high level of quality, innovation and customer service that Alexander Arms is known for.

Melissa Spittle
Operations Manager
Alexander Arms

MDM – Alexander Arms – Semi Auto .338 Lapua Magnum

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

The Ulfberft (Viking Sword) is a newish semi auto DMR in .338 Lapua from Alexander Arms.


It’s been in production for about 8 months. Weighing in at 19.8 lbs, the semi-auto operating system mitigates recoil meaning it will reliably engage targets out to 2000 m.


When you disassemble the weapon you can see how few parts there actually are and it definitely gives me a crew served machine gun vibe.

Make sure you check it out on the Alexander Arms website for more info.


Alexander Arms ‘Alexa’ AR-15 At The Range

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Alexander Arms is a company that is best known for the .50 Beowulf cartridge developed by the company’s founder, Bill Alexander. They also manufacture parts, components, AR-15-style uppers, and full rifles for their proprietary cartridge in addition to the 6.5 Grendel (also co-developed by Alexander) and .17 HMR cartridges. Only relatively recently have they expanded their product line to include the NATO standard 5.56 cartridge.


We were recently invited out to C2 Shooting Center to try out the new Alexander Arms 5.56 ‘Alexa’ AR-15. The ‘Alexa’ features a fluted, chrome lined, mil-s-11595 steel cold hammer forged barrel, 16″, 1:7 twist. The upper is a flat top with extended feed ramps, and an M-16 style carrier group, chrome lined bores with fully staked gas key. The model at the range had the MK10 vented hand guard, made of G10 composite with corrosion resistant threaded inserts spaced to attach 3-inch Picatinny rail sections. Additional components included military specification stock extension tubes, an M4-style stock, and a military style trigger. The rifle was also outfitted with Manta rail covers and grip sleeves as well as an ACOG.

The Editor of SSD first fired the weapon at 50 yards in the prone position.


The left target resulted from using an unsupported rifle. The right target resulted from the rifle supported with a GPS.LE Grip Pod. As you can see, the Grip Pod was very successful in assisting with stabilizing what is an already accurate weapon.


The Editor also practiced a couple of standing-to-prone transition drills, deploying a separate GPS.LE with light rail to stabilize the rifle while prone.


While our time with the ‘Alexa’ was brief, Alexander Arms seems to have a winner on their hands. It’s a solid, accurate rifle with a crisp trigger pull that makes a fine addition to Alexander Arms’ product list.


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