They say there is a first time for everything and for gun manufacturers and accessory companies to stay relevant, they must invent and innovate. These four new firearms and accessories from leading manufacturers are all firsts for each. Makers of the best AR-15 charging handle, Bravo Company release its first buttstock, LaserLyte develops its Center Mass laser for handguns, Stag Arms introduces a 9mm rifle and Patriot Ordnance Factory brings to market the only bolt-action rifle that can convert to semiautomatic.
Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) ReVolt Bolt-Action Rifle
Inspired by POF-USA’s Gen 4 series of rifles, the ReVolt is a magazine-fed bolt-action rifle legal in all 50 states. It is also the only bolt gun that converts to semiautomatic. Replacing the charging handle on the AR-15 is a straight pull back ambidextrous bolt. You must manually pull back the bolt for every round fired. To keep the rifle legal in restrictive states, POF-USA replaced the front pivot pin found on traditional AR-15s with a capture pin, allowing the upper and lower receivers to open for maintenance and cleaning, but not come completely apart. The ReVolt has an 18.5-inch free float barrel that is nitride heat treated and deeply fluted. POF-USA adds its own 4.5-pound trigger, E2 extraction technology, triple port muzzle brake and free-floating 14.5-inch monolithic rail compatible with Magpul’s M-LOK system. Parts on the rifle that are not POF-USA made are the Luth-AR MBA-1 stock and Magpul MOE pistol grip. All controls on the POF-USA ReVolt are ambidextrous and the bolt handle doubles as a scope tool. Two rifles are available—the “heavy” .308 Winchester/7.62 and “light” .223 Remington/5.56. It ships with one 10-round Magpul PMAG.
|Barrel Length||18.5 inches|
|Caliber||.308 Winchester/7.62 NATO or .223 Remington/5.56mm NATO|
|Overall Length||40 inches and 38.50 inches|
|Weight Unloaded||9.5 pounds and 8.30 pounds empty|
|Sights||POF free-floating monolithic M rail, 14.5 inches M-LOK-compatible|
Stag Arms Model 9T 9mm Semiautomatic Rifle
Stag Arms recently released its first pistol caliber rifle for short ranges and self-defense. Externally, it looks identical to any traditional AR-15, including the duplicate operation of the safety, charging handle and magazine release. Further, the A2 flash hider, A2 pistol grip and adjustable stock are typical of any rifle-caliber AR. However, internally, the Stag Model 9T is a completely different ball game. Unlike in conversion kits, the lower receiver and specially designed magwell are dedicated 9mm. It is not gas-operated, but instead uses a straight blowback system. The hammer, mag catch and buffer were also specifically designed for the Model 9T 9mm carbine. The Stag Arms Model 9T features a 16-inch heavy barrel with 1:10-inch twist, a free-floating 13.5-inch Diamondhead URS-T handguard and Diamondhead flip up sights. It uses Colt-style 9mm magazines.
|Stag Arms Model 9T|
|Barrel Length||16 inches|
|Overall Length||32.5 inches collapsed, 35.75 inches extended|
|Weight Unloaded||7.9 pounds|
|Stock||6-position collapsible stock|
BCM Gunfighter Mod 0 Rifle Stock
Bravo Company USA—makers of one of the finest AR-15 charging handles—introduces its first AR-15 buttstock. The Gunfighter Mod 0 rifle stock only has five parts connected with one screw. The slim, ultra-low profile AR-15 stock weighs just 7.5 ounces—the lightest buttstock on the market. Based on a snag-free design, the BCM Gunfighter Mod 0 stock’s toe will not snag or catch on body armor, clothing, web gear, slings or other gear. BCM incorporates its VBOST (Vehicle Borne Operations Sling Tab) that secures your sling to the rifle when you aren’t using it. The large stock adjustment lever extends the length of the stock and is quick and easy to grasp and depress. The extremely strong stock has QD sling swivel attachment points and a rubber buttpad. With the kit, you get the stock, 7075-T6 MIL-SPEC receiver extension, locking castle nut, MIL-SPEC carbine action spring, carbine buffer and QD swivel mount end plate. All parts on the BCM Gunfighter Mod 0 AR-15 stock are made in the U.S.A.
LaserLyte CM-MK4 Center Mass Handgun Laser
LaserLyte’s CM-MK4 is the first Center Mass laser for handguns. It will fit any standard Picatinny rail and requires 0.7 inches of rail space. The laser has two modes—constant on and strobe. The Center Mass laser has a single red dot aiming point in the center, surrounded by eight red dots around the perimeter. It widens by one inch per yard when aiming. For both right- and left-handed shooters, on the back of the laser are two buttons, both will turn the Center Mass handgun laser on and off. Hold either button down for approximately five minutes to switch the laser to pulse mode. Made of 6061 T6 aluminum and glass-filled nylon laser requires three 357 batteries that have 2.5-hour life during continuous use. An automatic shut-off feature turns the laser off after one minute with a five-second warning pulse.
Specifications and features
- Fits: Firearms with a minimum of a 0.7-inch rail
- Laser: 635nm
- Modes: On, pulse and automatic off
- Construction: 6061-T6 aluminum and glass-filled nylon
- Length: 1.10 inches
- Height: 0.93 inches
- Width: 1.10 inches
- Weight: 0.50 ounces
- Batteries: Three 357 silver oxide, 2.5 hours battery life constant on
What do you think of gun manufacturers making “tactical” style rifles for states with assault rifle bans like the POF ReVolt rifle and Troy Industries PAR featured last week?? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.