POF-USA Revolution wins 2017 Firearms Industry Choice Award for Rifle of the Year

    POF-USA’s Revolution compact .308-caliber rifle, has won Rifle of the Year at the recent Firearms Industry Choice Awards.  Previously reviewed here at TFB, the Revolution may not be the first to execute such a concept, but integrates a whole host of premium features into the package to make an accurate, lightweight .308 AR that should be great for hunting, defense, or shooting sports.  POF-USA’s press release follows:


    POF-USA Wins the Industry Choice Awards “Rifle of the Year” for the Revolution AR-15

    (08/01/17) Phoenix, Arizona – Patriot Ordnance Factory is proud to announce taking home the Rifle of the Year award from the 2017 Firearms Industry Choice Awards dinner.  POF USA was honored to attend and thanks everyone involved in the process of setting the dinner up, and in the awards process, as well as congratulates the other winners that night.

    The Revolution continues the POF tradition of Relentless Reliability and American innovation. The Revolution is POF-USA’s new .308 battle rifle that handles like a 5.56 – because it’s the same size and weight as one. The Revolution features many 5.56 parts; such as charging handle, bolt carrier, roller cam pin, buffer, heat-sink barrel nut, handguard, and 5-position gas piston operating system. The barrel extension, bolt assembly, upper, and lower receiver are the exact same size as those on an AR15. This is truly an AR15 that shoots in .308!

    Weighing in at 7.3 lbs. the Revolution features POF-USA’s new slim Edge handguard with four built-in QD mounts. It’s loaded with features such as a fully ambidextrous billet receiver set, Nickel-Phosphate coated bolt carrier group, 5-position adjustable gas piston, single stage match grade trigger, and more. You may have just found your “one gun.”

    When asked to comment, Frank DeSomma, the owner and founder of POF-USA had this to say:

    “This award is one to be extremely proud of and an honor to achieve, because the Industry Choice Awards are evaluated by people in the firearms industry with experience: hunters, competitive shooters, instructors, retail, law enforcement and military.

    I’m very proud of our team’s hard work and a never-quit attitude to achieve engineering an AR15 to shoot .308/7.62×51.

    It was an extreme honor to accept this award for our company and me personally.

    The products in this competition are chosen on their “Merit” in an unbiased fashion, which instills and keeps alive the Honor and Integrity of the industry, and of this award. “

    POF-USA is an Arizona-based small arms manufacturer known for its revolutionary concepts and radical approaches to engineering used to develop the finest piston driven AR-type rifles used by civilians and professionals worldwide. We are a market leader delivering a portfolio of regulated short-stroke gas piston operating rifles. We accept no compromise in the building of our product, known as “Patriot” designs. We will only produce that which is tough, accurate, modular, durable and true. This patriotic mission is brought from passion, authenticity, trustworthiness, rebellion, independence, and objectivity.

    For more information, visit www.pof-usa.com or call 623-561-9572.

    For those who may not know, The Firearms Industry Choice Awards are based on evaluations from a group of very knowledgeable individuals, all of whom are involved with the frequent usage of firearms.  Per the ICA:

    Manufacturers are encouraged to submit what they consider to be their finest product, to be evaluated for fit, form, finish and functionality. The evaluation process will determine winners through a hands-on, unbiased, multi-day testing and evaluation phase, performed by some of the most influential people in the business, the consumers. Product categories include: Rifles, handguns, shotguns, optics, accessories, and ammunition of the year. Evaluators consist of a balanced mix of firearm retailers, distributors, professional shooters, gun smiths,  law enforcement and military personnel, members of the outdoor media, and recreational shooters.  Oneida Molded Plastics has committed to sponsor and lead the team of hand selected delegates from the firearms commmunity for the prestigious, unbiased selection of the Products of the Year awards.  Each submitting company will be provided the audited confidential evaluation results of their product, after the winners are announced on July 22nd.

    Rusty S.

    Having always had a passion for firearms, Rusty S. has had experience in gunsmithing, firearms retail, hunting, competitive shooting, range construction, as an IDPA certified range safety officer and a certified instructor. He has received military, law enforcement, and private training in the use of firearms. Editor at Outdoorhub.com