Battle Rifle Company BR4 Paratrooper Rifle


Battle Rifle Company (BRC) announced the company is manufacturing a new rifle called the BR4 Paratrooper. The new rifle combines a carbine length rifle with a PDW-style stock. SBR versions will also be made.

As with other PDW-type stocks on the market, the bolt carrier group and buffer assembly have been significantly modified.

Features of the BR4 Paratrooper include:

  • 14.5″ barrel, cryogenically treated
  • BRC 12.5″ HEXRaul KeyMod hand guard
  • BRC flash suppressor
  • Ergo pistol grip
  • enlarged trigger guard
  • optional mid-length gas port
  • optional 10.5″ and 11.5″ barrels with Odin Works hand guard
  • MSRP $1,695

From BRC:

Battle Rifle Company Introduces the BR4 Paratrooper Rifle

April 3, 2015 (TX) – Battle Rifle company, builder of quality and affordable AR platform rifles is proud to introduce the new Battle Rifle BR4 Paratrooper Rifle.

The BR4 Paratrooper is a compact, lightweight, combat-grade rifle with a collapsible stock for CQB use. It’s highly maneuverable platform allows for several different applications and comes standard in 5.56 caliber. This rifle handles well in some of the most restrictive situations.

The rifle is produced standard with a 14.5” Cryogenically treated barrel, 12.5” Battle Rifle HEXRail KeyMod with one 5 slot detachable rail/span, Battle Rifle Flash Suppressor, Single Point Sling Attachment, Ergo Pistol Grip, Extended Trigger Guard and a Collapsible Wire Stock with Unique Buffer/Bolt Carrier System. The rifle also offers an optional Mid-Length Gas Port, and is also available as an SBR in 10.5” or 11.5” barrels. SBR version comes with an Odin Works 9.5” rail.

“The BR4 Paratrooper is like non-other,” says Chris Kurzadkowski, owner of Battle Rifle Company. “We wanted to do something that no one else was doing in the industry. The Paratrooper offers a completely different style to the AR market, while offering features that are unsurpassed.”

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  • Joe

    Never thought those PDW stocks would look right on a non-PDW, but that looks good. Like the Hex forend. Weight?

  • Michael Acuna

    I like getting down on the stock (lol) for a solid cheek weld and I have never used a wire type stock that was comfortable enough for the way I like to shoot. So I would pass on the stock

  • FWIW

    As an unnamed federal agent, I want to use this rifle because it looks intimidating.

  • HKmaster

    At least they didn’t expose the gas block this time…

    • Giolli Joker

      How the F*** did you read my mind???

      • sauerquint

        The took the criticism from that article and actually made changes. They invited TFB back to view the changes and received praise for it. In short they behaved like a class act.

        • Giolli Joker

          True, and then they invited Andrew Thuoy for an extensive test of their improved guns.
          There were actual improvements but results were still not satisfactory and the guys of BC acknowledged it and promised to further work on their products.
          My comment was not meant to attack them. 😉

  • *still has the stock pistol grip*

    • Sianmink

      Right? Something like the Magpul MOEk2 grip would be a perfect fit and feel way better besides. Always hated A1 ergo grip.

      • I realize that I am the only person in the world who actually likes the A2 grip. 😉

        • Sianmink

          I think you are. Now there’s a lot of people who don’t care, and if the rifle comes with an A2, they’ll just leave it there, but I’d never, ever put or leave an A2 on a rifle unless that’s all I had in the parts box and I needed something on there before the MOE+ shows up at the front door. And even then, it would have to be desperate need.

        • Comrade

          You are not alone I like the a2 too, it just fits my hand better than a moe

        • Bal256

          I was taught in boot camp long ago to put my ring finger in that first finger groove, and my middle finger on top of that. Let’s me get a nice and high grip on the rifle. That’s how I like to grip the AR-15, and that’s why all my ARs (all two of them!) have the A2 grip.

        • The stock pistol grip is fine, but with this particular stock, the K2-style grip works way better. I have an 8.25″ AR-15 SBR with the NEA CCS, and swapping to the K2+ made a huge difference in comfort.

    • Joshua

      KAC put it nicely. Most change the grip and using a $1 grip keeps costs down.

  • Tom – UK

    “We wanted to do something that no one else was doing in the industry”
    Sigh, hype like this numbs my brain. If I get into the prone, sitting, squatting, kneeling and standing shooting positions and fire the rifle will it behave any differently that a regular unmodified rifle?

    I really doubt it will so no I can’t see this as a product unlike any other in the industry or offering any real value that a standard $700 rifle doesn’t have.

  • Feetpiece

    So what exactly validates the “Paratrooper” label? Its not like that stock is going to a massive improvement when stuffed into a M1950 (which it never will).

    “Combat-Grade” – You might as well call it MilSim, Bro.

    • Adam Pickett

      Especially since we are transitionking to the Modular Airborne Weapons Case (MAWC). Cool concept though.

  • Dracon1201

    Sure. But If you really wanna be cool, make this with a belt fed adapter.

  • Gives you a couple inches on a collapsed M4 stock, I guess.

    • RealitiCzech

      More importantly, it looks cool. Kinda resembles the not particularly comfortable (but cool-looking) HK A3 stock.

    • Feetpiece

      Those 3 inches are not going to make it any more useful to Paratroopers:

  • Agitator

    Why do you keep giving these jokers publicity?

    • Anonymoose

      They seem to take criticism well, and fix their stuff when problems are pointed out, unlike most of the big manufacturers.

    • Joshua

      Because when they got ripped a new one they made serious changes based on that.

  • Tony Miller

    Come on guys. I’m not an AR fan at all. But give TFB a break. It could be worse. It could be an article on another plastic military rifle. And who knows, somebody might fall out of an airplane holding one before I finish this sentence.

    • Vitsaus

      If you’re not an AR fan then wouldn’t you be sick of the 10 thousand AR related articles a week, or the 70 new Glock “upgrades” that come out each day? If anything another plastic military rifle is a bit of fresh air, likewise, those articles we see pop up now and then about some obscure semi auto rifle from 1912, etc… The reason I stopped reading gun magazines was precisely that ever issue was 40% AR15 and 40% 1911s.

      • Tony Miller

        Touche’ Vitsaus! You got me, for sure.

      • nadnerbus

        I guess TFB needs to use its vast industry weight to stop the sales of probably the two most popular lines of guns in the country, and get people to buy other stuff.

        The industry is dominated by ARs and Glock. TFB is going to cover that. Just don’t click the article jump if you aren’t interested.

  • Andrew

    That is not a flash suppressor. It is a muzzle brake. I wish manufacturers would just quit lying about this. And I can’t help but agree with other posters about the 1950 (which fits the M4 with room to spare) and the A2 grip on a $1700 rifle. I’m sure the PDW stock has its place, but not on a full length gun.

  • BlueFalcon

    These jokers again? They really have NO IDEA what they’re doing. That is a ridiculous combination of parts. No one else is doing it because it’s just STUPID. Do something that makes a difference, not just to for the sheer sake of being different.