America's Rifle – New Retitled Edition of Black Rifle II Book

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America’s Rifle M16M4 late Cold War through Global War on Terror

Christopher Bartocci, the author of “Black Rifle II: The M16 Into the 21st Century” book has acquired the printing rights of the book and has announced its new edition which is retitled “America’s Rifle: M16/M4 late Cold War through Global War on Terror”. The book will be printed by Small Arms Publishing, a new division of Mr. Batrocci’s company Small Arms Solutions.

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America’s Rifle will contain the same information as the Black Rifle II with the exception of an expanded “About the Author” section. Small Arms Solutions note that America’s Rifle will be printed by the same company that prints books for Collector Grade Publications, the publisher of Black Rifle II, and adds that it means the new book holds that library book quality. Small Arms Solutions also note that getting into the publishing business will allow them to print more books written by Chris Bartocci which will include the next volume of this iconic book series about the AR15 family of weapons – the Black Rifle III (full title is not yet determined). In the below-embedded video, Chris explains the reasons for renaming the new edition and why it has been out of print for a year.

Currently the “America’s Rifle: M16/M4 late Cold War through Global War on Terror” is available for preorder for $87.95. Additionally, you can place an order for a signed copy that costs $117.95. The prices include the shipping costs and the estimated start of delivery is July 2022.

For those of you who have read the Black Rifle and Black Rifle II, let us know in the comments section what you think about these books and what you expect to see in the third volume?

Pictures by Small Arms Solutions LLC,

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  • Harald Mustafah Harald Mustafah on Apr 28, 2022

    Does he plan to acquire the rights to the other Collector Grade books? With CG closing, I hope that those books get reprinted - I can't afford $500 for a copy of Full Circle!

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    • Kirk_freeman Kirk_freeman on May 01, 2022

      @Harald Mustafah Bartocci didn't write the other books, just Black Rifle II.

      Buying the IP for the rest of the books would be a substantial capital investment.

  • Shawn M Shawn M on May 05, 2022

    I have learned much from Mr. Bartocci's videos, and he seems to be a gentleman. I hope his book brings him much success.