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Non-Restricted ACRs Coming To Canada

Calibremag.ca reports that a Bushmaster ACR-DMR is arriving to Canada and will be available as a non-restricted firearm. Canada requires its citizens to obtain a PAL (Possession and Acquisition License) to legally own firearms. It requires a mandatory two day safety [Read More…]

Bushmaster ACR Field Strip


The Bushmaster ACR was a rifle that the community expected to set the world on fire, and this it just sort of… fizzled. The pieces were there to make a great gun (with promises of unparalleled modularity) but sticker shock really hurt any potential sales that the platform may have [Read More…]

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TFB’s Rifle (And Subgun) Weight Omnibus – How Heavy is Your Rifle? (Part 1 of 3)

In October, I traveled out to see my co-writer Alex C. to collect data on the weights of different long guns and some of their components. Over that weekend, I weighed 58 rifles and submachine guns, and numerous magazines, bolts, bolt carriers, and other miscellaneous [Read More…]

Bushmaster Quick Response Rifle

Gun Nuts Media posted this. Bushmaster is coming out with a new entry level AR-15. They have offered entry level ARs with red dots before, but now they look to be coming with an mini red dot on a riser. According to this info sheet, MSRP is $769. I am curious which mini [Read More…]

New K&M M17S556 Bullpup

New from Ken McAlister is an all metal version of their modernized Bushmaster M17S bullpup rifle. Surely even the most avowed bullpup-hater must admit that this is one sleek, good-looking design. Oleg reports at All Outdoors … This year, Ken’s [Read More…]

Bushmaster Arm Pistol

Back in the 70s, this was originally the Individual Multi-Purpose weapon or IMP. It was chambered in .221 fireball and was designed for the airforce. A PDW for pilots. It was designed to be shot from the arm, but they also did consider shooting it from a sling. Similar [Read More…]

Bushmaster ACR Designated Marksman Rifle

Bushmaster BA50

Bushmaster has their Bushmaster BA50 rifle prominently displayed at SHOT Show. Bushmaster claim that the muzzle brake reduces recoil to that of a .243 Win. hunting rifle. The rifle retails for about $5519.

New Remington ACR

At AUSA Remington Debuted a new version of the Remington ACR. This version is the model that the company plans on submitting to the Army Improved Carbine competition. It features a magnesium lower, with standard AR-15 grip and trigger guard, adjustable but non-foldable [Read More…]

Bushmaster ACR KABOOM

Bad ammunition cracked a bolt and blew out a magazine of a Bushmaster ACR, showering the users hand with small pieces of copper. Otherwise the rifle was unharmed, which bodes well for the ACR design. The user does not know the origin of the ammunition. It belonged to [Read More…]

Bushmaster factory closed

The Bushmaster factory in Windham, Maine will close at the end of March next year. The Freedom Group is consolidating production. The full press release … Freedom Group, Inc. (“The Company”), the world’s leading innovator, designer, manufacturer, and [Read More…]

RECALL: Bushmaster ACR Recalled

The Bushmaster ACR has been recalled because it can go full-auto under some circumstances. If you own one, make sure you send it in to be fixed. Not only is it a safety hazard but a legal one. The BATFE are not fond of firearms firing more than one shot when the trigger [Read More…]

Bushmaster ACR on sale to LEO

Law Enforcement Organizations are now able to purchase the Bushmaster ACR with barrel lengths from 10.5″ to 18″ and in either .223 Rem. or 6.8mm SPC. The press release did not say anything about a select fire model so I am unsure if a full-auto trigger [Read More…]

Bushmaster ACR videos

Bushmaster has launched a YouTube channel for the ACR. The video embedded below shows how quick it is to convert a standard ACR to an enhanced ACR, which you may recall I recently blogged about. Magpul’s original design goal of making the rifle as modular as [Read More…]

Bushmaster ACR

SayUncle made this video of the ACR at the NRA Show. Unc said about the trigger … Also, the ACR had an amazing out of the box trigger. I even asked if it was a special trigger and was told that was standard. Little creep and a nice clean break.

Another Bushmaster ACR Review

Glenn M. Gilbert of American Rifleman reviews the ACR … Was the ACR worth the wait? To my way of thinking, the question is moot. Bushmaster didn’t tie up anyone’s money by taking orders it wouldn’t be able to fill or leave anyone hopelessly unarmed. The ACR [Read More…]

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UPDATE: THE INFORMATION IN THE POST IS INCORRECT AND HAS BEEN RETRACTED. My sources tell me that about 20 members of Bushmaster’s senior staff have been quietly laid off. This follows the laying off of production staff that has happened twice in the last four [Read More…]

Bushmaster ACR on GunBroker

Remember at the end of last year when a guy named Jesse James won a Bushmaster ACR? Well, he had much more restraint, and foresight, than I would have had. Instead of taking his new baby to the range the moment he got it, he put it in his safe without firing a shot. Now [Read More…]