Battle Rifle Company BR4 Trident

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by Tom R

Battle Rifle Company is announcing their latest addition to the BR4 line: the Trident. It will be on display at the 2015 NASGW show.

The BR4 Trident is the first rifle specifically designed for MARSEC (Maritime Security) operations and shipboard usage. Built and constructed for long lasting life in extreme weather conditions, the BR4 Trident is unlike any other rifle and suited perfectly for marine environments.

“Careful consideration was given that no direct ferrous metal to metal contact was made throughout the entire rifle,” says Noah Maudalin, Battle Rifle Company Master Gunsmith. “The rifle comes in Semi and select fire models; needless to say, we are all super excited to introduce this to marine security divisions as well as the general public.”

It will be available with an 11.5″ or 16″ barrel and all major components will have a Hi-Temp Cerakote finish (including the upper and lower receivers, buffer tube, forearm quad-rail and the front sight base). The barrel is 416S Stainless Steel Hi-Temp Cerakote finished with a 1:7 twist and it also comes with a stainless steel fire control group, nickel boron M16 profile bolt carrier group, stainless steel pins and lower parts, stainless steel springs and a narrow comfort grip quad rail.

All the components are coated with Nano Technology to insure a water tight seal that prevents corrosion and rust due to wet environmental conditions.

I’m not sure what this “Nano Technology” is… Little robots with squeegees perhaps? 🙂 Basically I think they are saying that the weapon will not change it’s paint scheme to “Rust Red” when kept aboard ship, and that it will continue to function in salt/fresh water environments. I’ve never had to maintain a weapon near those conditions, but I can imagine the havoc that it would cause if you don’t perform consistent maintenance. Can any of you reader speak up about challenges in that environment?

You can find more information (though it is not yet listed on their site):

Tom R
Tom R

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it--he is known (in certain circles) for his curse...ahem, find the breaking point of anything.You can reach him at tom.r AT or at

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  • Pummelingyouwithtruth Pummelingyouwithtruth on Nov 03, 2015

    A little confused here, a battle rifle is accepted as a semi auto, magazine fed rifle firing a full size cartridge. This appears to be an exspensive AR which we all know fires 5.56 rounds. Yes it's a well built, fisherman and surfer friendly AR but it's not a battle rifle.

  • CavScout CavScout on Nov 04, 2015

    Publicity stunt gun. Why does it need to LOOK like a nickel plated mariner shotgun when it's ceracoated? Because LOOKS apparently?