[SHOT 2016] JP Enterprises

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JP Enterprises makes high end race gun AR-15s. My friend Tom has three of them. I have played with them and they are amazing. Especially the .22LR one he has.

On display they have this Iron Patriot styled AR-15. JP has moved away from traditional charging handles in most of the rifles and have a non-reciprocating side charging handle.

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Here is their new tuneable mass BCG for .308. The cylinders at the back end can be switched out between steel and tungsten. This allows the user to tune the weight of the bolt for smoother operation. This is only useful for the .308. So we won’t see a .223 or 9mm version any time soon.

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JP is coming out with a very light weight AR-10 that is only 7 lbs.

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Here is their new light weight Silent Captured Spring. It is 2oz lighter.

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Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Vitor Roma

    I love the looks of the t Silent Captured Spring, much more elegant than the typical spring.

  • JamesRPatrick

    Very cool. I don’t compete with AR-15s, but wouldn’t it be faster if you had a non-folding charging handle?

    • Nicholas Chen

      People in competition don’t usually need to rack a charging handle. Especially while on the clock and racing. Only if something goes wrong and they need to fix a malfunction then they would need it. Good competitors will plan out a stage and reload while a round is still in the chamber to keep down time to a minimum.

      • JamesRPatrick

        Is it still possible to win if you have a malfunction or do you typically just scrap the run?

        • Nicholas Chen

          Depends on the person and the other people competing. It is possible.

    • raz-0

      Yes, but not having your charging handle hang up on a port/brace/obstacle/random range equipment while cycling more than makes up for it. You also don’t want your hand to get whacked by a reciprocating bolt handle either.

      • JamesRPatrick

        Who said anything about reciprocating?

        • raz-0

          A lot of the non folding examples do. I was simply comparing the implied alternatives on the market.

  • BrandonAKsALot

    I love that Iron Patriot AR. It’s so retro-future 50’s looking. The UBR throws off the look a bit, but it looks like something Captain America would have used way back when they imagined what the infantry rifle of the future would be. It just screams early Cold War goodness.

    • Nicholas Chen

      I agree. However I think it is the color that throws the furniture off. If it was also blue it wouldn’t be so bad.

      • Horn of the Mark

        The idea was to mimic the leather with metal bits of the movie costume. If you don’t make that connection, I can see why it wouldn’t work for you, though.

    • Anomanom

      Perhaps looking to cash in on the marvel civil war movie this year? Captain’s orders.

  • Also, Larry Correia was there. He’s a super nice guy, real friendly.

    • Laserbait

      Did you get to meet Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent from Stranger and Stranger Insurance Co? 😀