The Bayamon, Puerto Rico Police Department has completed its first order of rifles from Battle Rifle Company of Houston, Texas. The BR4 Diablo standard short-barreled rifle with flip-up sights was selected to serve the department.
The Diablo is Battle Rifle Company’s version of the military MK-18 platform, and was selected as the basis for the build. In addition, certain custom features were added according to the department’s needs. This configuration was selected to standardize the weapons in the department for the SWAT Team.
Bayamon, Puerto Rico is one of the largest cities located just west of the capitol of San Juan. With a population of over 200,000 citizens, Bayamon is still recovering from the 2017 hurricane season. The city is rebuilding its officer force and implementing new equipment programs to deal with the demands of the hurricane recovery. The high rate of crime that often follows such devastation is a great concern to the city. The new rifles will be issued to the SWAT team for cases such as warrant work, vehicle hijacking, drug interdiction and more. Bayamon SWAT is the only certified SWAT team on the island, and many departments turn to them for assistance.
“This was our first international deal, and we are very proud to be able to equip such an important and prestigious department,” said Chris Kurzadkowski, owner of Battle Rifle Company. The rifles were delivered personally by Kurzadkowski, where he had the opportunity to do orientation for the officers in Spanish.
Bayamon has consistently finished high in the Florida SWAT Roundup competition each year they have participated, while using old and outdated rifles. With the addition of their new Diablo rifles, they will likely be a powerhouse for this year’s competition.
About Battle Rifle Company
Battle Rifle Company is a custom builder of AR style rifles for law enforcement, tactical shooters and government agencies. If your department has a need for rifles, please give us a call at Battle Rifle Company. We can provide cost effective solutions for your rifle needs. This program is also available to Foreign Law Enforcement and Government Agencies under ITAR Compliance.
For more information on Battle Rifle Company, visit www.battleriflecompany.com.
Press Release provided by Blue August.