Bushmaster ACR on sale to LEO

Law Enforcement Organizations are now able to purchase the Bushmaster ACR with barrel lengths from 10.5″ to 18″ and in either .223 Rem. or 6.8mm SPC.

ACR with 10.5″ barrel

The press release did not say anything about a select fire model so I am unsure if a full-auto trigger group/lower is on offer.



Steve Johnson

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  • mr_lorenco (republick of kosovo)

    i would love to have an ACR in 6.8
    just thinck ;)……………..

  • William C.

    Any word on if there is eventually going to be an extended tri-rail handguard for the longer barreled variants of the Bushmaster/Remington ACR? Last time I checked there was/is an extended standard handguard for “SPR” variant.

  • D.Baker

    It’s my understanding (perhaps falsely) that no Bushmaster ACR will be select fire, only the Remington ACRs will be. Further, this is the reason that Bushmaster ACRs cannot mount Remington lowers. After all, the upper is the serialized part.

    I’m not entirely sure why they did it this way, plenty of weapons could potentially be made select fire by the purchase of non-serialized parts. The HK USC / UMP 45 is an example of this (the upper is the serialized part in this case as well, and lowers with select fire trigger groups can be purchased at will). It’s still illegal either way.

    • D.Baker, ah, good point. I think I was the first person on the internet to write about the Remington ACR, but I forgot about it.

  • charles222

    Cops don’t need full-automatic weapons anyway, IMO.

  • Bryan S

    I would argue that police do not need rifle caliber carbines either. Why should tax payer money be spent on another weapon and another ammunition to make the police closer to the military?

    • Workhorse 95

      Pull your head out of the sand, LA bank robbery. Two rifle armed men, hello.

  • W

    bryan S, because if you actually examined the facts, you would know that 5.56mm polymer tipped ammunition has less of a tendency to over penetrate than even the 9mm or 45 handgun cartridges. There is a need for tactical, “militaristic” police units because criminals, especially organized ones, have become militarized also. I support the growth of the military and police forces.

    • greenie

      This is prolly coming from a piggy.

  • Joseph Dragunov

    I think that with how production probably works LE would have to be the first market to open short-barrel options to.

  • Bonecrusher

    As a recently retired 46 year old trooper, I have to ask when was the last time you went to check on a meth lab with your trusty 40 cal.and had Bubba and his 2 brother s ambush you with their SKS and AKs? It’s a heart stopper. Every police car should be equipped with an assault rifle of some type and each officer should prove their skill every six months. It’s obvious by these posts that there are a lot of dangerous fenokes with guns.

  • LT WILLMAN

    Let me get this right bryan, cops should never take a back seat to criminals when it comes to weapons selection, All is fair in love and war.

  • LAW ENFORCEMENT SHOULD BE THE FIRST TO HAVE THE LATEST EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY. WE ARE NOT LIVING IN A BANANA REPUBLIC.THIS IS NOT A THIRD WOLRD COUNTRY. CIVILIANS NEED TO BE PROTECTED. ESPECIALLY WOMEN,THE ELDERLY, AND CHILDREN. GREATEST COUNTRY ON EARTH. GOOD OLD USA.GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY.

  • Marine3/5

    To change the subject from beating up Bryan S. has any one heard about a release date on 6.8. Or is that going tobe a military and law enforcement release only for the first year.

    • Bonecrusher

      I HAVEN’T HEARD ANYTHING YET ABOUT THE 6.8……….I HAVEN’T HEARD ENOUGH NOR FIRED IT ENOUGH TO BE COMFORTABLE WITH BUYING ONE THIS SOON…WHAT’S YOUR EXPERIENCE…POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE?