Battle Arms Development (BAD) came to NRA 2018 with a handful of new items designed for form, versatility, and function as well as being aesthetically pleasing. George Huang, owner and CEO of BAD spent some time with TFB going over the assortment of AR and Glock accessories his company displayed at the show.
With a dedicated, integrated monolithic PDW stock and unique locking system, there’s more to the Paratrooper SBR than meets the eye. For example, the interior of the rail guides on the PDW is not metal, creating a smoother function when extending the stock. The tube steel in the guide rod is S7 and the buffer system is the shortest DI system on the market.
The cheek rest is uniquely designed to create a continuous piece, even with the stock extended. The ambidextrous controls and 7.5″ 300BLK barrel make this the perfect truck gun. The complete rifle is finished with H-Series CERAKOTE with custom blended “Parkerized Green Steel & Cosmoline” theme finish matching that of the M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, or 1903A3.
The Paratrooper SBR is available now with an MSRP of $3400.
The new ambidextrous charging handle from BAD is truly unique. On typical charging handles, the latch slides across the ridge located on the upper receiver and eventually will wear down the ridges, making it impossible to lock the charging handle in place.
The newest charging handle from Battle Arms has a latch that separates horizontally away from the receiver to minimize wear and for faster disengagement. BAD holds 2 patents on the new handle with one additional patent pending. Screws secure the charging handle head to the rest of the device, allowing it to pivot on a 2-dimensional horizontal or vertical plane for easier use.
BAD expects to release the charging handle within the next 30-60 days with an MSRP under $100. BAD owner George Huang hinted that a contest may be in the works to select a name for the new charging handle soon.
Glock barrel – One:1
Available in a threaded fluted configuration, the 9mm Glock barrel from BAD is made from one machine as opposed to 4 machines in traditional barrel manufacturing.
As BAD owner George Huang explained, each time a human touches a barrel to move it from one machine to the next, the barrel is ever so slightly off of the measurements, compared to where it was previously. Even if it’s only .001″, that still adds up and costs accuracy and functionality. By utilizing single point cut rifling, even cuts are made on all grooves to ensure the best accuracy possible.
The melonited barrels are currently available for pre-launch release now with an MSRP of $219. Stainless steel 416R barrels are coming soon, along with a variety of PVD finishes.
You can find out more information at Battle Arms Development website: https://www.battlearmsdevelopment.com/paratrooper-7-5-300blk-pdw-sbr