Ohio Ordnance: Heavy Metal

    Ohio Ordnance’s booth at SHOT is very impressive. Immediately you are greeted by a giant M2 machine gun and a semi-automatic FN MAG type firearm:


    These rifles are available for sale to the well-to-do enthusiast who wants an FN MAG without spending over $100,000 for a transferable.

    The gun that Ohio Ordnance is most well known for however is their semi-automatic Browning Automatic Rifle. On display they had a classic version (weighing in at 19.4 pounds) and a modern take they have designed as a sort of “what if the BAR was around today” type rifle:




    Street price on the classic version is around $4,000 and the owner of Ohio Ordnance said it is more than capable of sub-MOA accuracy.

    These guns have been modified to fire from a closed bolt by an ingenious in-house design that they have patented. They also export these to Europe and provide them to films and television programs. While I would love to have the classic version in my safe, I just can’t justify a $4,000 semi automatic 20 pound rifle. That however does not detract from the cool factor!

    Alex C.

    Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFBTV.