Honey badger doesn’t give a crap, it gets right back up like nothing happened.
Dormant for two years after Remington’s announcement that it would come to market, the Honey Badger has appeared again, but not with Remington. Pictures “Honey Badger 2.0” from Kevin Brittingham’s new company Q have been posted to SoldierSystems.net, with the cryptic caption “Well, I guess we can show it now.” Does this mean Q intends to bring the Honey Badger 2.0 to market? We don’t yet know.
The new rifle is clearly different than previous Honey Badgers, with clearly different lines on its upper, lower, and stock assemblies. Still, we don’t yet know if the differences are only cosmetic, or functional improvements over the original.
Possibly the biggest splash of the year 2011 was the .300 AAC Blackout, and the adorable AAC Honey Badger carbine chambered for it. While the .300 BLK went on to become an industry hit, the Honey Badger remained an object of desire, but not for sale. In 2014, Remington announced that the Honey Badger would come to market, but two years and the rocky R51 program later, and that hasn’t come to pass.
Advanced Armament Corp. named the Honey Badger after the African carnivorous mammal that became famous through a viral YouTube video. However, in the Winter of 2011, AAC’s founder and President Kevin Brittingham left the company. Now, with Q, Kevin has put together a “dream team” of talent, including AAC and SIG veteran Ethan Lessard. Their first project is the “El Camino”, a .22 caliber suppressor intended to solve an accuracy problem with existing suppressors that Q discovered.