Over the next few days I’ll be posting about the activities and new product announcements from the Big 3 writers event in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Big 3 is a writer get together that brings around thirty-five to forty writers together from around the country by invitation of our host. A good number of well-known companies attend and make presentations of new products as well as upgrades to established products. We also spend one heck of a lot of time on the range!
Our host for this event is Dave Fortier, a well known gun writer, and Dillard “CJ” Johnson who you may know from the book “Carnivore” which details his time in the sandbox as a Bradley commander.
What I have for you today is a new product that will be going into production next week. Huntertown Arms has a rather simple device that consist of only three parts which allows the user to takedown their AR15 in less than five seconds. The parts are shown in the photo below.
The first part attaches to the front of the upper receiver and has a very solid fit. This part has male threads. This is followed by the second part with female threads that fits into your rail system. The third part is a ratchet that is used to manipulate the unit and remove or reattach the barrel.
The owner of Huntertown Arms explained that the average user would be able to install this kit in under an hour at most. Once the unit is installed it’s a simple matter of aligning the two main parts and rotating the rail system clockwise to attach and counterclockwise to take the AR down into two halves. This is show in the photo below.
Everyone agreed this was a simple and ingenious invention. The very surprising part is the MSRP of only $149.00 for the complete unit. Remember that old perfectly good case you bought that was a little short for your rifle. Not anymore!
We all had questions the most important of which is will it hold zero after using it over time? The answer was it would not cause the shooter to sight the rifle in after use because of the precise fit and ratchet locking system that keeps the halves joined together with no play at all. I actually had hands on with the prototype you see in the photos and I could not cause the two halves to move in any way.
An available date for sales to begin will be announced. Of course we’ll keep in touch and let you know. I don’t believe it will be very long. One note for the readers is a reminder this is an early prototype so it looks a bit rough. The production model certainly won’t be.
I have requested one for TFB to review so we can give you all the details of the final form and function.
More to come—– My next report will cover the Geissele trigger group for the Tavor. This will be followed by the new Wolf line of optics which includes night optics.