POF-USA New Renegade Rifle

I was talking with the good folks at POF-USA today and they told me of a new rifle they will be shipping in four weeks. It’s called the Renegade. They built this rifle after putting together customer request for these features.

TFB will be doing a full article on it in about five weeks. This is the basic information we have on it at this time but there’s more to come!

POF-USA Renegade Plus**
• 16.5” Nitride heat treated barrel, capable of 1 MOA or better
• 14.5” Renegade rail with (4) integrated QD sling mounts and complete M-LOK capability
• 9 position adjustable direct impingement system
• Ultimate bolt carrier group with roller cam pin upgrade and NP3 coating
. Double extractor technology
• Triple port muzzle brake
• 3.5lbs, single stage, FLAT drop in trigger system
• Ambidextrous QD endplate
• Gen4 lower receiver with completely ambidextrous controls.
• Tomahawk ambidextrous charging handle
• Mission First Tactical furniture
• Weight- 6.4lbs
MSRP: $1899.99
Shipping within 4 weeks!

Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m the Associate Editor and moderator at TFB. I really enjoy answering readers questions and comments. We can all learn from each other about our favorite hobby!


  • AndroidUser

    Never understood the pricepoint strategy of PoF. Maybe it’s like Apple, just charge 30% more for a product that does the same thing as your competitors.

    I literally built the same rifle for $900.

    • ostiariusalpha

      Does it have an ambidextrous lower that you’ll never use? Any pointless rollers in your cam pin? Click adjustable gas block with settings for suppressed, not-quite-suppressed, my-bolt-carrier-is-a-twig, normal, shooting-russian-ammo, never-cleaned-my-rifle, I-wanna-see-that-brass-fly, uh-oh-I-think-my-rifle’s-broke, and self-destruct?

      • AndroidUser

        Funny you should mention, it has all three of those things.

      • wedelj1231

        I actually use the ambi stuff on my lower. Then again I shoot left handed and put all the ambi stuff on there myself for about a grand.

      • iksnilol

        Some of us actually use the ambi features. Mainly because I like showing off by shooting half a group right handed then switching shoulders and finishing the group.

        That and since I can shoot left handed it becomes a bit pointless to have a righty only rifle.

        • ostiariusalpha

          Hahaha! I do the same, of course. My Grendel is so tacticool it hurts.

          • dshield55

            You’re such a noob. A2 Birdcage on the front? You don’t even know what tactical is. LOL.

          • ostiariusalpha

            It’s an older pic, I’ve added stuff to make it MOAR AWSUMR© since then. I don’t care what anyone says though, I’m not changing out the handguard. It’s just grown on me.

          • ClintTorres

            Any muzzle device that costs less than $125 is so low speed, high drag.

            Don’t you know all those rivets on your handguards are shred your mechanix gloves when you’re operatin’?

          • iksnilol

            Sorry to disappoint you but that doesn’t look really tacticool to me. The pistol grip, stock and magazine says to me that you shoot at distance. Or that you are doing the whole precision thingy. Both are things I am a fan of.

          • ostiariusalpha

            *huff* Well, how dare you, sir! It may not qualify as a CQB (Chubster Quadrailed Bullsh*t) Mall Ninjutsu weapons platform, but I like to think my baby is a decent example of the Covert Range Sniper faction of the Tacticool operator community.

        • I use both as well. I can’t imagine a serious practice section without shooting weak hand.

          • iksnilol

            Yeah, otherwise you only get half the worth out of your rifle.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    How do you upgrade a roller cam pin?

    • ostiariusalpha

      It basically has a wheel on it, supposed to have less friction and you don’t have to finagle it as much to remove it. Bro-science at it’s finest.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Ill pass.
        I dont understand how, at this point in the development of the AR-15, they just keep getting more expensive.
        Theyre like TV’s, a million companies make them and they all have basically the same stuff.
        Prices should be going down.

        • ostiariusalpha

          They are going down, that’s why POOF has to add all the gadgets to justify keeping the price so high on their gun.

        • nadnerbus

          There are plenty of cheaper ARs out there, baring panic buying. Markets will always segment according to niche. If there is money in higher end specialized ARs, the market will bring them to retail.

      • Michael R. Zupcak

        A cam pin roller may not be necessary in the AR design but I wouldn’t go so far as to call it “bro science”. In addition to reducing friction it minimizes wear on the cam path in the upper receiver. While cam path wear isn’t an enormous issue for most people, to some it might be worth the $25. Sig Sauer obviously feels it’s enough of an issue that they addressed it on the MCX with the cam path as one of several user-replaceable wear points.

        • ostiariusalpha

          It’s funny, I don’t really remember any of the Battlefield Las Vegas guys bringing up cam path wear as a major maintenance concern. Maybe they just don’t shoot enough?

          • nadnerbus

            Isn’t that the spot where bolts are most likely to crack at high round counts?

          • ostiariusalpha

            No, that’s just called the cam pin hole. This is where cam path wear happens, on the receiver:

          • dshield55

            Right? I was impressed reading the Battlefield summary that they’ve NEVER had a cracked receiver or had to replace one despite tens of thousands of rounds. Seems like the roller cam is a solution for a problem that really doesn’t matter.

      • FWIW: The M14 had a roller cam on its bolt. It was a by-product of the early WW2 research to find a way to keep the M1 rifle’s bolt and op rod from seizing together when insufficiently lubricated. Pacific rainstorms had been playing havoc with the issue lubricant.

        Gene Stoner also played with roller cam pins in some of his prototypes.

        • ostiariusalpha

          Yeah, Nate did an excellent job covering the developments of the Garand action in his Light Rifle article. Which of his prototypes did Stoner experiment with the cam pins? Did they try anything like that on the AR-11?

          • I know it was used on the AR-12 prototype. Some of the belt-fed AR-10 variants also have roller cam pins.

          • ostiariusalpha

            Aw, jeez. I was trying to remember where I’d seen one before, then looked at a picture of the AR-10A.

    • anomad101

      Make it square?

  • Dracon1201

    *Sigh* another AR with XYZ furniture.

    • Blake

      That beyond cliche comment doesn’t really match when they’ve added quite a bit over stock, such as a fully ambidextrous lower and roller cam pin.

      • Dracon1201

        Oh really? They added slightly different pins? Oooohh…

        • Grindstone50k

          Totally work the extra $1k price tag. PINS man PINS!!!!

        • Dan

          Do you know how many super duper black ops ive been on and had my non roller cam pin fail? You don’t want to be where i was when your cam pin fails.

    • nadnerbus

      Yeah, this has a bit more going for it than dumping Magpul furniture on the same old offering.

      I’m a bit interested in the “double extraction technology.” Regular extraction always has worked pretty well for me.

      It’s a nice looking rifle, and it seems like they got the price point right for the features they give you, to make it competitive in the market.

      • Dracon1201

        That’s a bit more interesting. Still a bit “Meh”

      • Robert

        It’s for when you get a double feed.

  • I’m very interested in the POF trigger—–

  • To answer some of the questions we will be testing this rifle in a few weeks. We are also testing the trigger as a separate post.

  • Jon

    Now if they’d make it in .308…it’s finally time for them to do away with the clunky hand guards and piston. The Dictator adjustable gas block and straight gas tube has me interested.

  • Lance

    Another $2000 AR….. Give me a break you can build one for half that price!!!

    • Not all AR’s are created equal though Lance. Sure you can build an AR for very little but it probably won’t be that accurate, durable or one that will last long enough to hand down to the next generation.

      • All the Raindrops

        Ummm… I would disagree with that.

        Upper and lower receiver (forged) sets can be had for 100 bucks. 250 for a FN CHF CL barrel. 200 for a great FF rail, or less for F-marked sight post and traditional handguard. Irons (I prefer DD, set for 100). Quality (158cpt, hpt/mpi) BCG can now be had for 100 or less sometimes. Magpul LBK – $140, asstd extra parts, we’re still under a grand here.

  • anomad101

    How many “new” ARs can there be? Never had a mini 14, shot a few, they hit what I shot at. Give me one of those, keep the new ARs. Not a matter of which is better/worse, I just like a civilian rifle to look like a rifle. Right now my shotgun has to do. Not about to hang a bunch of bells and whistles on it either. Yes, I know ARs are a religious symbol, I’m not religious. Choices are wonderful, make them while you can.

    • Sianmink

      Ok Elmer.

      I’ve had both. The Mini-14 has its advantages but they are few. Magazines are expensive (because the only ones worth a damn are Ruger factory) and not exactly the easiest things to rock in. It’s ammo sensitive and doesn’t handle dirt well because everything’s exposed. And when it’s time to clean it, well, yeah.

      You can make em prittay, too, if you want.

      • Dan

        I hate it, and yet i want it.

      • anomad101

        Then I’ll stick with my shotgun, civilian use. If I need a military clone, I’ll get one. No comment on the “elmer” crack. Trying to stay civil. Pretty don’t matter, as long as it can cook. I was using an M-16 in 1965 in a bad neighborhood.

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