Bushmaster ACR coming late this year … maybe

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Sean forwarded me an email he received from the Customer Service Manager at Magpul.

The Magpul Masada design has been licensed to Bushmaster Firearms and they are handling production and distribution. It’s been renamed the ACR and was officially scheduled for release in the first Quarter of 2009. However, Bushmaster/Remington plans on offering up the ACR for the M4 replacement solicitation. This is necessitating some possible small design changes (barrel life requirements, rail markings, position of full-auto safety, etc.) to meet certain mil-specs along with much more scrutiny in the testing process. Unfortunately this will most likely delay the release an undetermined amount of time but we are hoping it will be unveiled sometime late this year with a retail of around $1500.

Many dates have been given out in the past for the launch of the Magpul / Bushmaster / Remington ACR so don’t pin your hopes on having a ACR under the Christmas tree! The price seems reasonable.

Many thanks to Sean for the info.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Danny Danny on Jul 01, 2009

    This Rifle resembles a HKG36 (my favourite weapon) looks cool a truly third generation 5.56 rifle was it evaluated for the millitary

  • M24 M24 on Jul 17, 2009

    Is this even legal to own? It is a fully automatic weapon right? Would a semi-auto version have to be purchased be civilians (non-military)? However, I have no doubt that it will be the gun that our future troops will be equiped with. It is extremely efficient and is very customizable and adaptable. I look forward to seeing this come out. It is easily one of my favorite designs for a rifle.

    • Steve Steve on Jul 17, 2009

      @M24 M24, yea, a civilian version is not capable of select fire.