The coolest new item in this week’s new product spotlight is the customized Colt 6920 AR-15 from Slide Fire. The company added its own bump fire stock, handguards, 3.5-pound trigger and muzzle brake for a rifle that will get you as close as possible to full auto without all the paperwork, licensing, extra cash and headaches. In addition, highlights are Weatherby’s Mark V Terramark range-certified bolt-action rifle for those serious about long-range, accuracy and killing what they aim at and Kahr puts a burnt bronze Cerakote finish on the value-priced CW9, CW40 and CW45 pistols. Further, Viridian releases the only green laser for the GLOCK 42 and Liberty Ammo adds .357 Magnum to its line up.
Slide Fire BFR-556A Customized Colt 6920 AR-15 Belt Fed Semiautomatic Rifle
The closest thing to a legal full-auto belt-fed rifle without the tax stamps, paper work, licenses, money and headaches is Slide Fire’s BFR-556A converted Colt 6920 AR-15. Way to stick it to the man! Slide Fire has taken the incredibly popular and one of the top-selling AR-15s of all time, the Colt 6920 and milled its receiver so the rifle shoots M27 ammo links. Add a Slide Fire bump stock, Slide Fire’s handguards, muzzle brake and 3.5-pound trigger, you have a customized Colt that will fire as close to full auto as you are going to legally get. Slide Fire’s SSAR-15: SBS stock allows you to “bump fire” your AR-15. Bump firing is when you use the recoil of the firearm to rapidly fire, closely resembling full-automatic fire. Slide Fire makes bump fire stocks for the AR-15, AK-47 and Saiga rifles. Now, you can get a fully customized Colt 6920 from Slide Fire that fires from either belt-fed ammo links or traditional AR-15 magazines.
Starting with the popular best-selling Colt 6920 rifle—the closest civvy AR-15 you are going to get to what our military uses. Slide Fire makes a cut in the rifle’s receiver and adds the belt fed feeding device, its propriety muzzle brake, 3.5-pound single-stage trigger, handguards and of course the Slide Fire stock. Removing the belt-fed mechanism is easy—separate the upper and lower receivers and remove it. Then feed your BFR-556A with standard AR-15 magazines. The BFR-556A accepts commercial and military M27 links and comes with a lifetime warranty. You do sacrifice accuracy with this rapid-firing weapon, but the fun factor trumps that significantly. Some states ban bump fire stocks, so check your local laws before getting your hopes up.
|Slide Fire Custom BFR-556|
|Barrel Length||16 inches|
|Sights||Magpul BUS rear|
|Stock or Grip||Slide Fire SBS|
Weatherby Mark V Terramark RC Bolt Action Rifle
For those who are dead serious about long-range hunting, the 2014 Weatherby Mark V Terramark “Range Certified” (RC) bolt-action rifle is worth every penny. Built for extreme accuracy, Weatherby guarantees the Terramark will shoot 0.99-inch groups or less at 100 yards when using its premium ammo. However, the buck doesn’t stop there. With the right glass, you will be shooting accurately from much farther distances than 100 yards—try 600! The composite graphite and Kevlar stock withstands the punishing recoil of Weatherby’s magnum loads, while the PachmayrDecelerator recoil pad softens the blow on you. Weatherby optimized the 24 and 26-inch barrels of the .270 Winchester and .300 Winchester Magnum models for accuracy and performance. The button-rifled, #3 contoured free-floating barrels are stainless steel fluted not just for looks, but also for successfully dissipating heat and cutting down the rifle’s overall weight. All Mark V rifle triggers are adjustable, coming from the factory pre-set with a 3.5-pound pull. In addition, common on all Mark V rifles is the fluted bolt body and a 54-degree bolt throw—the shortest on any factory bolt-action rifle. Coming directly from Weatherby’s custom shop, the Mark V Terramark RC arrives with an engraved floor plate, flawless finish, exacting tolerances and includes a shot target signed by Weatherby’s president, Ed Weatherby. Each Terramark range-certified rifle is shot at Weatherby’s test range before being thoroughly cleaned, boxed up and shipped out. Finished in a hand-laminated, matte gel coat desert camo, the Mark V Terramark is ultimately available in 14 different calibers:
- .240 Weatherby Magnum
- .257 Weatherby Magnum
- .270 Winchester (see specifications below)
- .270 Weatherby Magnum
- 7mm Remington Magnum
- 7mm Weatherby Magnum
- .308 Winchester
- .30-06 Springfield
- .300 Winchester Magnum
- .300 Weatherby Magnum
- .340 Weatherby Magnum
- .30-378 Weatherby Magnum
- .338 Lapua
- .338-378 Weatherby Magnum
Keep checking back at Cheaper Than Dirt’s! website, as we continue adding more rifles to this excellent line up.
|Weatherby Mark V Terramark RC|
|Barrel Length||24 inches, 1:10-inch twist|
|Overall Length||44 inches|
|Weight Unloaded||7.25 pounds|
|Stock or Grip||Monte Carlo synthetic, Desert Camo finish|
Kahr Arms CW-Series Pistols with Burnt Bronze Finish
During 2014, Kahr Arms succeeded in expanding its market reach by releasing pistols in colors they assume appeal to women—such as baby pink, sky blue, light purple, and orange. Last month, Kahr partnered with United Sporting Companies to offer a distributor exclusive on its CW-series of concealed carry pistols with a special edition Cerakoted burnt bronze finish on the stainless steel slide. Cerakote’s burnt bronze is “medium light bronze with light gold metallic.” The finish is not matte, instead, it has a slight sheen. The “mission specific” color—as Kahr puts—is applied exclusively to the CW-series of value-priced pistols. Designed with concealed carry in mind, the CW9, CW40 and CW45 are made in the U.S.A. and are single-stack, polymer-framed striker-fired compact handguns that are comfortable and easy to conceal, even in women’s tighter fitting clothing. All CW pistols are double-action only and have a long, but smooth trigger pull. To keep costs down, Kahr sacrifices very little. Instead of match-grade polygonal rifling, the CW has conventional rifling, less external machining and a pinned front sight instead of adjustable. The pinned front sight poses no problems getting on target and though most of the changes are aesthetic, the CW’s internal parts are just as reliable, durable, and high quality as Kahr’s higher priced pistols. Women, in particular, find the Kahr CW’s shorter trigger reach and smaller grip comfortable to shoot. Kahr’s MSRP on the CW9, CW40 and CW45 is $466, but the burnt bronze CW series’ price is lower at Cheaper Than Dirt! The CW ships with only one magazine, so be sure to buy spares.
|Barrel Length||3.6 inches, 1:10-inch twist|
|Overall Height||4.5 inches|
|Overall Length||5.9 inches|
|Overall Width||0.94 inches|
|Weight Unloaded||15.8 ounces|
|Sights||Adjustable white bar-dot combat rear, pinned front|
|Stock or Grip||Textured black polymer|
GLOCK 42 Reactor R5 Viridian Green Laser
If you want a green laser—which is superior to red—for your GLOCK 42, right now you have no choice but to pick up the R5 Reactor made by Viridian. Viridian is the only company currently producing a green laser for the GLOCK 42. Why green—because of the laser’s clarity and day-to-nighttime versatility. The GLOCK 42 was instantly popular with women—especially for concealed carry and now you can be more accurate when your life depends on it by adding a green laser to your self-defense pistol. What makes the Reactor R5 laser so special is Viridian’s ECR instant on function. When the GLOCK 42 is drawn from Viridian’s holster, the laser automatically activates. No more fumbling and shaking trying to find the on-switch. No more worrying about adjusting your grip to get “instinctive” activation to work. The Viridian Reactor works every single time. You may still activate the laser by push button if you choose a different holster. I like the new pink Flashbang or Looper Brand Prohibition for the ladies and the Galco Pocket Protector for the guys. The Viridian green laser has four modes—constant on, low-, medium- and high-speed pulse, and off, of course. There is also a low battery indicator and automatic shut down after 10 minutes. Your purchase of the GLOCK 42 Reactor R5 Viridian green laser includes a free holster.
Liberty Ammunition .357 Magnum
A few days shy of a month ago, Liberty Ammunition announced the .357 Magnum addition to its line up of self-defense ammo. The 50-grain highly frangible hollow point bullet has a 2100 fps velocity—faster than standard—and provides 2-inch accuracy at 50 yards. Liberty Ammo is lead-free and lighter weight than other commercial ammo, helping keep the weight of your carry rig down. Liberty Ammo’s highly frangible bullets transfer their energy quickly and penetrate 10 to 12 inches, making the round perfect for home defense. I predict we have only seen the very beginnings of this new American ammo company.
How about that belt-fed custom Slide Fire Colt 6920? Would you buy it if cost were not an issue? Tell us why or why not in the comment section.