When Kevin Brittingham, former owner of Advanced Armament Corporation, started a new company called “Q”, it created a lot of buzz in the Industry. Several weeks ago, a friend of mine forwarded me a picture of a rifle that the Company was working on. THE FIX, is a bolt action rifle that weighs 5lbs 9 oz., has similar controls to an Ar-15, features a crisp trigger and a match grade Bartlein barrel.  The rifle has a 45-degree bolt throw and a fully adjustable folding stock. The rifle is available in 7.62×51, 6.5 Creedmoor, 338 Federal and 300 WSM.

THE FIX by Q. Awesome Rifle. Super accurate. Ergonomics very similar to an Ar-15.

This year at SHOT 2017 Range Day, I had the pleasure of getting to chat with the folks at Q and spend some time with the Rifle. The rifle I shot was chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor and had an EoTech VUDU Rifle Scope. Recoil was mild, the rifle fit my large frame, the comb was very comfortable and the rifle was very accurate. From the product literature, THE FIX was inspired by the M2010 rifle program.

THE FIX has a 45 degree, straight pull mechanism for cycling the bolt and chambering a round. The trigger on this rifle was amazing. The comb was very comfortable.

Kevin Brittingham designed the Honey Badger when he ran Advanced Armament Corporation. He has refined the design, and it is currently available through his new company.


Thomas Gomez

Thomas Gomez currently resides in the mountains of central New Mexico. He has an M.B.A, an Ar-15/M16/M4 armorer certification from Specialized Armament Warehouse as well as a Glock armorer certification. Aside from writing for The Firearm Blog he works as a Clinical Analyst for a large Hospital. He spends his free time farming, ranching, hiking, fly-fishing and hunting in the beautiful forests and prairies of New Mexico. He can be reached at


  • ??

    I find this crazy awesome

  • Dickie

    Made by nerf?

  • McThag

    That’s a neat trick of the light in the second photo where the light, colors and textures combined to make it look like a CG rendering of the solid model of the gun.

    • Thomas Gomez

      That was the last picture my fancy SLR took before it died. Day 1 of SHOT and my camera dies.

  • M-dasher

    for the life of me i dont understand why more companies arent making bolt action uppers for the ar15/ar10…..

    • Seth Hill

      Well, one issue is the back of the lower receiver where the buffer tube goes. That would interfere with the bolt action, unless you made the upper to be above that but that would present other issues.

      • M-dasher

        have the bolt slide down the buffer tube when cycling……..and then break upper open to remove the bolt for cleaning and disassembly.

      • Sledgecrowbar

        The Ruger Precision rifle bolt opens into the buffer tube. I think the issue is accommodating a released AR hammer into the underside of a bolt that has to turn, but it’s not an unsolvable engineering problem, you just have to remove more material. I’ve wanted to build an upper like this for a long time that took (the most commonly available bolt action) Rem 700 barrels, and now that you can buy a Remage barrel, it becomes very similar to building a normal AR upper to make one, although you could also make an upper to thread in Savage barrels.

        I’m not really sure why no one has done this yet, being able to swap an upper that is essentially a Rem 700 onto your AR lower seems to me like a great idea.

    • Jr Dirty

      Isn’t a straight pull AR with no gas system basically a bolt gun anyway? At that point you might as well go for a proper gas gun.

  • uisconfruzed

    That has my attention. What’s the bolt, ejector, extractor design?

  • Benjamin Goldstein

    I wonder if i could get one into Australia in 338 Federal?

  • Blake

    Pretty sparse “article”. Not planning on including any more info or opinions?

    • Thomas Gomez

      These are essentially press releases. We will do full reviews after SHOT. We will review this rifle in the coming year. Actual reviews take hours of testing and writing.

  • Federalist

    Yay: An affordable version of the Barrett MRAD!

  • Same old song

    Any prevision of a left handed version?