Alexander Arms Introduces the NEW Highlander Series of AR-15 Pistols

Alexander Arms has introduced a NEW family of AR-15 pistols dubbed the Highlander Series with each pistol in a unique caliber and you get to choose your own special colored finish. These new offerings can be bought in 6.5 Grendel, .300 AAC Blackout or .50 Beowulf depending on the application you intend to use it for. Let’s take a look at each one and see their subtle differences.

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[SHOT 2018]: Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf bolt action big bore

Alexander Arms has a reputation for innovation and brings their version of the Remington 700 to market chambered in .50 Beowulf. They also show off some beautiful custom finishes.
A very special thanks to BROWNELL’S – check out their new Retro line here:
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Bill Alexander Leaves Alexander Arms

Bill Alexander, the founder and chief engineer at Alexander Arms, left the company to take a new position within the defense industry according to a statement released by Alexander Arms. There is no word yet on where Alexander will now be employed.

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Modern Intermediate Calibers 004: The 6.5 Grendel

One of the most ballistically interesting intermediate calibers ever developed is the 6.5 Grendel, developed by Arne Brennan with the assistance of Bill Alexander, and promoted heavily by the latter’s company, Alexander Arms. The 6.5 Grendel is interesting because it combines a wide case head based off the 7.62x39mm parent case with a short case length and ample room for long, slender bullets with low drag coefficients. As a result, the 6.5 Grendel is, very unusually for an intermediate caliber, well-designed for retaining energy at long distances.

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Alexander Arms' Expanding 300 Blackout Subsonic Ammunition and Ulfberht Upgrades

The 300 Blackout caliber has become the second most popular caliber for the AR-15, after the 5.56mm/.223 Remington caliber. What the 300 Blackout caliber especially excels in is firing subsonic ammunition to use in conjunction with a suppressor. However, subsonic 300 Blackout ammo is expensive and due to it’s slow subsonic velocity, most loads have rather unimpressive terminal ballistic performance. The most popular projectile used in subsonic 300 Blackout ammo is the 220 gr Sierra Matchking OTM. While it’s a good bullet but it costs 55 cents each in bulk and it doesn’t expand.

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Alexander Arms Ulfberht at SHOT Show

When Bill Alexander left the UK he was considered one of their top armorers. And yet he left, because he wanted to see the designs and plans in his head come to fruition, and that meant a big change: a move to the United States. In 2001 Bill founded Alexander Arms which is operated from the Radford Arsenal in Southwest Virginia. The company has been growing steadily practically since the moment of its inception, and their goals are made clear on their website under the “company history” heading: “We build rifles without compromise. Every effort we make is made with the understanding that not only the operator’s life depends on it, but the freedoms that allow us to make these rifles also depend on it. We do nothing without that basic tenet in mind.” Such is the story of Alexander Arms, and that dedication shows with each rifle and every round created by Bill Alexander.

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WPA Steel Case 6.5 Grendel Ammo

It seems like WPA and Alexander Arms have been working on a steel case 6.5 Grendel forever. When it was finally released about a year ago, the steel case 6.5 Grendel was hard to find. Alexander Arms told me that when they received a shipment, it usually sold out in 2 days. Recently that all had changed, the WPA steel case 6.5 Grendel is now more common.

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.50 Beowulf ARX Coming From PolyCase and Alexander Arms

The PolyCase Ammunition ARX first came out in 2014, and saying they’re unique is a bit of an understatement. The ARX bullet is made from a combination of copper and a special polymer, injection-molded, and designed both to create substantial wound cavities in soft tissue and also to break apart on impact with solid targets in order to reduce risk of over-penetration. Despite its having been designed to shatter upon contact with solid objects, the ARX is able to penetrate heavy clothing, still functioning as an effective defense round. In ballistic gel tests the ARX bullet penetrates an average of 12″ to 14″.

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"Flapper Locking" Makes A Comeback in AA .338 Lapua

Now this is something that I did not expect to see make a technical comeback with the focus of modern firearms on rotating bolts. The new Alexander Arms .338 Lapua Magnum rifle (the “Ulfberht”) utilizes a flapper-locking bolt design. The base design was first patented in the late 1800’s (1870) by a Swede named Friberg

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Hi-Lux Optics MicroMax B-Dot mini red-dot sight

Introduced in late 2014, the Hi-Lux Optics MicroMax B-Dot is a mini red-dot sight that’s in the same category as the popular Aimpoint Micro T-1. Since, I have previously reviewed their optics ( CMR 1-4x review) for TFB, Hi-Lux Optics asked me for some design inputs during the development phase of this mini red-dot.

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Gun Review: Ulfberht, the Semi-auto .338 Lapua Magnum Rifle

Ulf….what? Only Alexander Arms would name their semi-auto .338 Lapua Magnum rifle with an unpronounceable ancient Viking name. Ulfberht is a type of mythical Viking sword that were carried by few high ranking Viking elites and chieftains.

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Big 3 East 2013

The Big 3 East in Florida is an expansion of the original Big 3 event held at Kansas every Fall.  Both events were started by writers for writers. The Big 3 stands for Tactical gun, Tactical gear and Tactical training. All the companies and writers were handpicked and by invitations only. The Big 3 East event in Florida was organized by Dillard (CJ) Johnson, a highly decorated retired US Army vet and former PMC. Special thanks to  WPA (Wolf Performance Ammunition) for providing the ammo, Action Target providing the steel targets and Revision Military providing the eye protections for the event.

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