New Superhero Rifles from Axelson Tactical

Since they launched their gun line last year Axelson Tactical has worked hard expanding it. And while there’s word that expansion does indeed include a brand new model – very soon – current additions are of the color and logo variety. Specifically, they’re offering more options for Cerakote finishes – in a superhero sort of way.

The new rifles are a part of the new American Hero, Super Hero series and all come chambered in 5.56x45mm. The line currently includes the SuperHero AxeMan, SuperHero Captain Axe, and SuperHero Super Axe. You can probably guess which superhero the gun is associated with by the name, but as the saying goes, what’s in a name? In this case, what’s in a name – or behind it – is a list of quality components.

Axelson Tactical SuperHero AxeMan rifle

Axelson Tactical SuperHero AxeMan rifle

As with all of Axelson Tactical’s guns so far the American Hero, Super Hero series rifles are built one at a time. Although they do not market their rifles as custom built, they really could if they wanted to. Specs for the new series are as follows:

Upper and Lower Receivers: Forged 7075-T6 Hard Coat Anodized Aluminium

Rail System: 12” Guntec Slim Profile Lightweight M-Lok

Gas System: Direct Impingement, Mid-Length

Barrel: Axelson Tactical 16” QPQ Nitride, 1:8 Twist

Bolt Carrier Group: Axelson Tactical NiB, Matte Finish

Charge Handle:  Bravo Company Gunfighter MOD 4

Muzzle Device: Axelson Tactical Talon Brake, ½-28

Gas Block: Bravo Company .750 LoPro Non-Adjustable

Stock: B5 Systems -Bravo

Grip: Bravo Company Gunfighter MOD 1

Trigger: ALG Combat Trigger

Axelson Tactical SuperHero Captain Axe rifle

Axelson Tactical SuperHero Captain Axe rifle

Cerakote is being applied to the rifles by Nevada Cerakote which is owned by Russ Bacon. Bacon is responsible for handling the finishes on Axelson’s entire line and has a well-deserved reputation for attention to detail. The superhero rifles are being finished with various colors as their hero requires but with a twist: the logo in the middle is the Axelson Tactical logo.

As many of you know, Axelson Tactical was founded by Jeff Axelson whose brother was SEAL Matt Axelson, who was killed during Operation Red Wings in June of 2005. Jeff founded the company in his brother’s memory, starting with the original tribute rifle several years ago. The logo was derived from a combination of an axe and eagle. The eagle is especially symbolic not only because of national pride but due to its presence on the Navy SEAL trident.

The superhero rifles can be viewed online at

Visit for a look at the company’s entire product list.

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  • stephen

    Yawn…. knockoffs of Marvel.

    Thanks but no thanks.

    • DIR911911 .

      hope marvel sues them into oblivion for something this dumb

    • Austin

      Only one is a Marvel property the other two are DC

  • CoyoteVigilant

    I wouldn’t mind seeing a Captain America themed M1 Garand instead of all these ARs…

    • DIR911911 .

      ugh , paint on that beautiful wood and steel , no.

  • Rousso

    It’s amazing how enterpreuners in the US manage to turn a soldier’s death into a trade mark and get away with it. Especially, doing it so blatantly “in your face” and knowing that there was nothing heroic about what happened to the man. A culture of spiritual pornography.

    Can’t even imagine something like that happening in Europe, Russia or anywhere else at all

    • Raginzerker

      Lol what are you talking about?

      • Scott Tuttle

        Bucky of course!

        • Rousso


          These comic books are harder than porn

    • stephen

      I totally agree.

      I think we should all take a moment of silence in respect for James Buchanan Barnes.

  • Scott Tuttle

    just what need, more guns that looks like toys.

  • Walter Bourdage

    What exactly is your guys problem? Because someone is going out and producing great products with an amazing family story, you keyboard warriors want to ridicule it? These rifles are of amazing quality, and to offer some great popular cerakote jobs to show off some talent & to stand above the over 500 AR companies, well that’s just marketing. I could believe you guys don’t even own rifles, or anything close to the quality of these rifles. This company is positively affecting it’s community by hiring people, doing business with other companies, assisting with great charities, ect… You guys must be a bunch of Sanders trolls with nothing to do!!

    • stephen

      Hi Walter, lets set the record straight.

      Did I say the firearms were low quality?


      Did I say they did NOT have an amazing family story? BTW the word ‘amazing’ is subjective.


      Did I say the company was not hiring people, assisting charities, etc. etc. etc.?


      So ‘what is my problem?’

      I just don’t like the cheap looking comic book paint on guns and I voiced my opinion. I don’t like ’em because it looks cheezy to me (especially when they try so hard to make ’em look like comic book images – but not enough to get sued; it reeks of cheap Chinese knockoffs IMO). Matter of fact I dislike any company that paints up firearms to look like toys; or paints them with a distressed look (but that is just me – they should get distressed from real usage). I know that its marketing but I don’t like it; the great thing is I don’t have to like it. Why? Because that’s my personal preference.

      Obviously you have a different opinion and my opinion offended you. Then you resorted to ad hominem attacks? Hmmm… its clear you don’t know anything about me, so here is some info.

      I’m a retired (enlisted) Army vet and currently work in law enforcement; I’m an active and voting member of the NRA. I’m also a 2nd Amendment advocate that often teaches firearm classes for vets and victims of crime for free. As for owning firearms I have a wide range of pistols, rifles, carbines and shotguns. So stop making assumptions like you know everyone.

      What makes me different from you is that I don’t resort to name calling when I don’t like someone else’s opinion/s (I do less and less of it the older I get). I mean come on, calling people ‘Sander’s trolls’ because they don’t like what you like? I applaud your zeal but please.

      If you like these guns, great but don’t be a jerk to those who don’t. It only paints (pun intended) you in a bad light.


    • Bill

      My problem is that it’s goofy.