B&T At B&T Police & Military Day 2015

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TFB friend Lionel attended the recent B&T Police & Military Day 2015 event, and covered some of the products exhibited there. The host, Swiss company B&T (formerly Brügger & Thomet AG), of course brought a large number of products to show off. Lionel writes:

Brugger & Thomet company the more weapons it produces, it is known worldwide for the quality of these accessories. So she has accessories for the most common weapons (HK MP5, M4 / M16, HK 416, SIG, B & T TP 9, B & T GL 06, AK 47, AK 74, M2, Minimi, etc … In addition the Swiss firm is recognized for the quality of its moderator [suppressors].

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B&T makes a wide range of rails and other accessories.

 

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B&T-augmented weapons, including an M4-style AR-15, MP5, AKS-74, and Minimi. B&T’s very short suppressors have been mounted on the guns’ muzzles.

 

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The rifle is marked “M4 Carbine”, but doesn’t feature the familiar Colt or FN markings, and appears to sport B&T’s logo instead.

 

Thanks, Lionel!



Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.


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  • Will

    Exactly how much crap can be hung on an AR style rifle??
    What is the break even point where the batteries weigh more than the ammo and the gadgets are so numerous the shooter forgets how many there are and their individual functions?
    I AM IMPRESSED!!!!!!

    • Friend of Tibet

      You do realize you can mount a M1A2 Abram tank on an AR15 as long as the tank turret has a rail and there is a coin…….

    • Paladin

      That AR is not the worst I’ve seen, at least everything on it has a purpose: optic, laser, flashlight, suppressor, 40mm UBGL and UBGL sight. If those are the capabilities you need then it makes sense, though at that point I’d be more inclined to use a standalone launcher instead.

      • iksnilol

        I never really liked the idea of mounting a grenade launcher on the rifle. I mean, it is basically adding 1+ kg to the front of the rifle. It’s gonna mess up balance while making it more awkward to hold. And to just further rub it in, you should get better accuracy from a standalone launcher.

        So in short, it doesn’t really provide any advantages except quick access while providing you with constant drawbacks.

        • Paladin

          It does have one advantage, if properly implemented, it reduces overall system weight, though perhaps not by much.

          I’d still take that extra weight in the form of a standalone though, a front heavy rifle is a slow rifle, and it’s a rifle that will tire you out faster. Neither of those are particularly desirable traits.

          • iksnilol

            I mean, you can save maybe half a kilogram. In exchange you get an awkward rifle and an awkward grenade launcher.

            IMO the best bet is to make an ultralight standalone grenade launcher. 40mm grenades don’t require long barrels either.

          • Iggy

            No they really don’t:

          • iksnilol

            I said you could possibly save some weight. Not a must though. I wonder how it is to shoot a GL without the stock?

          • Iggy

            Spec ops in Vietnam apparently got by just fine, with no complaints on accuracy. Having never shot one, can’t comment beyond that.

          • iksnilol

            Seems like a good idea. I mean, do you use 40mm low pressure grenades at farther than 100 meters? You don’t really need a stock for 100m and less. And it is a significant part of the weight.

        • Phil Hsueh

          The idea behind it was to allow a grenadier to also act as a rifleman when he’s not lobbing grenades. It also allows the grenadier to carry a rifle for self-defense instead of having to rely solely on a pistol or a carry a separate rifle which would be clumsy and awkward to carry, slow to bring into operation, and add extra weight.

  • Aaron

    I would like to see how that stock works on that MP5. Looks retractable but i imagine it is a side folder?

    • f.k.

      That stock swings to the right. It is somewhat retractable but only small distances. It is purpos build for SWAT Helmets with the balsitic shield. Those are often used in europe. Close to a half inch thick it can withstand 9mm bullets but a regular stock PDW can not be shouldered any more.
      I was there to and iam living close to B+T factory.

  • Seburo

    “Q: What is the difference between SAAMI and CIP?
    A: CIP (Permanent International Commission for Firearms Testing) is
    the standard used in Europe by 14 countries and accepted by many
    nations worldwide. SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’
    Institute) is used in the United States. There are technical
    differences on how ammunition is tested.”

    You know I think we wouldn’t ammo problems in our BCWs if we used an international standard rather then SAAMI. A privately owned manufacture can skewer results with some back door deals.