New AR-15s From Head Down Products

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AR-15s have been used with rapidly increasing frequency by hunters, but despite the upswing in using them to take down game of all kinds, the majority of AR-15s are made for tactical applications. Head Down Products is looking to change that with their new AR-15 line, Uncle Parvo.

Uncle Parvo rifles have 14.5″ barrels, KeyMod rails, and Gemtech G5 QD muzzle brakes, which are pinned for the purposes of ATF compliance. Better still, they’re both optics and suppressor ready, and given the also-increasing popularity of hunting with suppressors, it’s clear Head Down is covering multiple bases. For example, if you’re on a spot-and-stalk and come across a sounder of pigs, having a suppressor gives you the ability to take down more than one hog, which is great both for damage control and the resulting bacon in your freezer.

These are lightweight, durable rifles built with hunters in mind. Head Down lists them as sub-MOA and says they are backed by a 100% Rifle For Life warranty. Take a look online at http://hdfirearms.com/shop/head-down-uncle-parvo-predator-rifle.html. MSRP $1299 for the standard model.

Specs from Head Down:

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Barrel Length: 14.5″
Gas: Mid Length
Rate of Fire: Semi-Auto
Rifling: 1/7″ RH (5.56)
Handguard: Uncle Parvo Signature 13″
Stock: MFT Stock
Pistol Grip: Standard
Magazine: 1 x 30rd Magazine
Muzzle Device: Gemtech G5

– Mil-Spec Carpenter 158 bolt carrier group HPT & MPI with properly staked gas key
– Salt Bath Nitride Coated Steel Barrel
– Precision milled billet upper and lower receiver
– Integral trigger guard
– Type III hard coat anodize finish
– Flared magazine well
– All of our rifles ship with Modern Spartan Accuracy Oil and Carbon Destroyer
– All 5.56mm lower receivers are marked “CALIBER: MULTI”
– All rifles come standard with a hard rifle case
– Rifle For Life Warranty

Additional Caliber Options:
6.5 Grendel, 6.8SPC, 300AAC & 450 Bushmaster also available for additional cost.



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • Daniel

    I had 2 puppies that died of parvo when I was a kid. Dumb name for a gun.

    • Nebelwerfer

      I agree. They should have called it the Awesome Infantry Death System instead. Or A.I.D.S. for short.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I don’t know about anywhere else but in South Texas people usually make sausage from wild boar meat because its extremely gamey and even then its not something anyone is asking to be put on the menu at the local steakhouse.
    I cant imagine what the bacon tastes like.

    • das reich

      Of course you can’t imagine what bacon tastes like.

  • Al

    LOL $1300 list price for any AR these days.

    • Cal S.

      I was expecting $2k easy just based on the awesomeness of the name and the obvious amazingness that imbues alone.

  • David

    Whoohoo another AR! Just what the market has been waiting for!

    That company must be as out of touch as the name of the rifle suggests.

  • Vitsaus

    Nothing about this AR makes me think “hunters” when looking at it. The configuration is entirely tacticool, and it almost seems like they assume hunters are stupid and will buy something just because they are told its for hunting. I really wonder how many people have actually said “You know what will make my hunting trips a lot more successful? A 14.5 inch barrel 5.56 rifle.”

  • Rick5555

    When this company first surfaced, every You Tube channel seemed to praise and love Head Down AR’s. I was not impressed, due to their receivers where made from 6061 series aluminum and it was billet. Whereas, forged metals are much stronger than billet. And 7075 series aluminum is twice as strong as series 6061. And yet, Head Down was charging quite a bit for their AR’s. Not sure if they’re still using 6061…some thing tells me yes. But then this company is one dimensional…they do fancy Glocks and AR’s. If prices for AR’s remain low, as well as sales are down. Just a matter of time, until some of these companies begin to go bye-bye. Be careful with You Tube channel reviews. Many of the channels have a Quid Pro Quo agreement with the items/gear, they’re subsequently reviewing. Hence, buyer beware. Do your own research. It’s cheap marketing/advertising for the companies. And free stuff for the channel(s). Who either keep the said item or sell it.

  • Grindstone50k

    With a name like that, I’d expect it was designed to shoot dogs. Insert obligatory “cop shooting dogs” comment here.

  • Southpaw89

    Can “new” and “AR” actually be used in the same sentence anymore, I mean aside from one fresh off the factory floor. Doesn’t exactly scream hunting rifle either.

  • Dan

    Uncle Parvo? I really hope they didn’t spend a lot of time coming up with that name.

  • Marcus D.

    Light weight? Funny, I can’t find any mention of its weight. And looking at the pictures, that doesn’t look like a light weight barrel. Nor does that pretty upper look terribly svelte. And I would think that for hunting in .223, it should have a full 20″ barrel.

  • jim

    Uncle Pervo? Wha??