BANSHEE™ 300 Mk17
CMMG’s newest offering in 9mm, the Mk17. Utilizing CMMG’s patented Radial Delayed Blowback operating system, the Mk17 is a reliable and soft-shooting pistol caliber AR that is fed from SIG SAUER M17/P320 magazines. The Mk17 is available in CMMG’s short-barreled line of BANSHEE pistols and SBRs, as well as the full-length line of RESOLUTE carbines.
Bren 2 Ms Carbine
Based on the select-fire Bren 2, the handy Bren 2 Ms Carbine operates via a short-stroke, gas-piston system with a return spring contained within the action itself. Without the need for a buffer tube, it features a folding, adjustable stock. At 35.6-inches long, folding that stock brings its length down to just 28 inches, making it much easier to transport or store.
Bren 2 Ms Pistol 5.56
The next generation of the Bren, the Bren 2 Ms makes its first landfall in the U.S. in pistol form with multiple barrel lengths and two chamberings. Whereas the 805 Bren was designed to a specific set of requirements set out by the Czech military, the Bren 2 is a clean-sheet design. With a bevy of changes, the most noticeable is sure to be the strict weight-loss regimen that the Bren 2 has undergone. With a trimmed-down aluminum receiver and a lower made from carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, the result is a robust but substantially lighter gun.
Big Timber Brake
The evolution of the AR-15 has made the longer, free floating handguard standard operating equipment. The Big Timber Brake was designed to not only be an outstanding compensator but also to eliminate the gap between 15-inch handguards and 16-inch barrels. This brake is counterbored .75 inch, allowing the brake to slide over lightweight and HBAR-sized barrels and make a beautiful, seamless transition between the handguard and muzzle while virtually eliminating muzzle climb. Available in 1/2×28 TPI and 5/x24 TPI.
Stronghold Pistol Grip
The Stronghold Pistol Grip for AR-15 was designed for those who like to customize their firearms. Constructed from billet aluminum and G10, this pistol grip provides a sturdy base with the option to interchange textured, colored G10 panels. Texturing on the panels provides style and functionality. Four colors are now available plus M-LOK G10 panels for your handguards. Watch for new colors and textures in the future!
German Precision Optics
SPECTRADot® Red Dot Scope
The SPECTRAdot® Red Dot Scope is designed to meet the needs of tactical shooters who require rapid target acquisition. This high-quality, lightweight and compact red dot scope is ideal for any AR rifle, offering a mount that mates with both Weaver- and Picatinny-style rails, precision ½ MOA windage and elevation click adjustments and IPX 7 sealing. The red dot brightness measuring 3 MOA also enables the use of the SPECTRAdot™ in a variety of lighting conditions, with six daytime and five nighttime settings.
Robinson Armament Co.
The XCR-L offers the best placement of manual controls, a piston-driven, gas adjustable, frictionless, heavy-duty bolt, a heavy-duty extractor and solid ejector and a monolithic upper receiver for alignment of all accessories with the bore. It has a quick-change barrel for caliber and configuration changes and folding stock adjustable for length and height. The XCR-L accepts standard AR-15 magazines, grips, sights, etc. Available in and convertible to 5.56, .300 BLK, 7.62×39, 6.8 SPC, 6.5 Grendel, .224 Valkyrie and 5.45×39. Barrels available from 7.5 inches to 18.6 inches.
MSRP: $1,995 (base price)
Robinson Armament Co.
The XCR-M offers great placement of manual controls and a piston-driven, gas adjustable, frictionless, heavy-duty bolt, a heavy-duty extractor and solid ejector and a monolithic upper receiver for alignment of all accessories with the bore. It has a quick-change barrel for caliber and configuration changes and a folding stock adjustable for length and height. The XCR-M accepts SR-25 pattern magazines and AR-10 grips, sights, etc. Available in and convertible to .308, 6.5 Creedmoor, 260 Rem., and .243 Win. Barrels available from 9.5 inches to 20 inches.
MSRP: $2,495 (base price)
True Back-up Sight Package
Since these were never meant to be the primary aiming system, Samson did away with the dual apertures and went with a single .160 aperture which is small enough for accurate shooting yet large enough to still be of use in low light. Accepts all aftermarket front sight post replacements with MIL-SPEC dimensions. Both front and rear sights lock in the folded and deployed position and attach to any 1913 Picatinny rail.
Samson’s Vertical Grips are available in two styles, Standard and Grenade, with either M-LOK, KeyMod or Evolution attachment plates. The two-piece design allows you to remove the grip while leaving the attachment plate in place. The grips are made of solid aluminum and stainless steel for unmatched durability and come in three lengths: short, medium and long. Samson also offers M-LOK, KeyMod or Evolution replacement attachments. All replacement attachments will fit all styles of Samson Vertical Grips.
|This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V25N2 (February 2021)|