Bear Creek Arsenal Grizzly: From Rifles To Pistols

Bear Creek Arsenal has been building AR-style firearms for years now, including semi-auto pistols built on AR-pattern actions. Now, the company is heading in a different direction. The new Bear Creek Arsenal Grizzly is a full-sized polymer-construction pistol chambered in 9x19mm, made for budget-conscious shooters.

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Now Without The Tube: Bear Creek Arsenal Bufferless 9mm AR

Bear Creek Arsenal has a new 9mm AR pistol with no buffer tube. This new bufferless design incorporates a patent-pending blowback bolt carrier group. And yes, it takes Glock mags!

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TFB Review: Bear Creek Arsenal CHF BC-15 16 Inch Upper

Bear Creek Arsenal has had a wide selection of AR15-based rifles and components, including pistol caliber carbines, AR-10’s on up to .300 Win Mag, as well as AK platforms. Today we’ll take a look at the 16-inch Bear Creek Arsenal BC-15 upper receiver fitted with their Cold Hammer Forged (CHF) barrel  I used this upper with a number of different optics and various types of 5.56x45mm NATO loads, so let’s take a look at how it did.

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TFB Review: Bear Creek Arsenal BC-15 Side Charger Upper with CHF Barrel

Bear Creek Arsenal has been turning out some quite unique and affordable hardware over the years, and they’ve been investing towards improvement. One of those improvements has been to add cold hammer forging (CHF) tooling as an option with their AR-15 barrel lineup. Bear Creek Arsenal was kind enough to send me two AR upper receivers equipped with a CHF barrels, so today we’ll take a look at the BCA BC-15 Side Charger Upper with a 20 inch CHF barrel chambered for 5.56 NATO.

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POTD: That Will Buff Out Right?

Thanks for joining us on TFB’s Photo Of The Day, where we’re not above showing you our mistakes, whether they will buff out or not. In today’s edition, you’re looking at a recent mishap where I was more focused on looking through my optic than I was making sure my muzzle was still far enough forward on my bag. In this particular case, I was running out of range time, making haste… and waste. The good news is that the zipper runners were both on the other side of the pouch, so I’ll be sewing up the zipper and patching the hole. This will hopefully mean that I’m only missing a couple inches of usable zipper space, this will buff out right?

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TFB Review: Bear Creek 300 Win Mag Huntmaster

Bear Creek Arsenal’s 300 Win Mag HuntMaster is built around a completely new AR platform, the BC-8. The BC-8 oversized design allows for long action chamberings like the 300 Winchester Magnum but with parts compatibility with existing AR-15 and AR-10 designs. This aims to be the ultimate hunting rifle, feeding from a five-round double-stack double-feed magazine.  I was one of the lucky few that were sent one of these rifles for review, and here’s what I found.

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NEW Bear Creek Arsenal Rifles And Pistols In 10mm And .45ACP

Bear Creek Arsenal has just launched their new 10mm and .45ACP rifles and pistols as an extension to their side-charging blowback action, which is an evolution of the AR-15 pattern. These new Bear Creek Arsenal rifles and pistols utilize Glock pattern magazines, and unlike the bufferless 9mm versions, the new 10mm and .45s will use a buffered system to reduce felt recoil. The 10mm and .45 rifles and pistols feature a right-side charging handle, and also eject spent brass to the right. Each model is supplied with a free-floated handguard with M-LOK mounting points.

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TFB Review: Bear Creek Arsenal BC-9 Side Charging 9mm AR

In recent years, 9mm carbines have been hitting the market in various styles, and the Side Charge, Bear Creek Arsenal BC-9 Carbine, is a unique offering in its own right. The BC-9 is based around the AR-15 style platform and accepts Glock pattern magazines, but as the title implies, the action is operated by a lever on the side of the gun, rather than the traditional AR charging handle at the top rear of the receiver. Let’s take a look at how this design stacks up as I put the Side Charge BC9 through its paces.

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Bear Creek Arsenal's New BC-15 17HMR Billet Upper Receiver

The .17HMR is one of my favorite rimfire calibers. The hot 17 caliber rimfire cartridge is both supremely accurate, and light recoiling making it a good step up from .22LR in terms of both inherent accuracy and range. Bear Creek Arsenal is following up the success of their .22WMR AR-15 upper with the release of the new BC-15 17HMR Billet Upper Receiver to give rimfire enthusiasts access to yet another popular rimfire cartridge that they can plink, hunt, or target shoot with by simply slapping it on an AR-15 lower receiver.

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Bear Creek Arsenals New Hybrid BCA Red Dot/Rangefinder

Bear Creek Arsenal has just announced their new BCA Red Dot/Rangefinder combination optic. This new optic is intended to be used for hunting and long-range shooting applications so that shooters can accurately and quickly estimate distances to targets without having to use a separate rangefinder. Like other rangefinders on the market, the BCA Red Dot/Rangefinder has lots of convenient options and features, most notably the inclusion of a standard Picatinny rail mount. More details in Bear Creek Arsenal’s official product announcement are below.

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The NEW Bear Creek Arsenal GENES1S 9mm Pistol

Bear Creek Arsenal has just announced their first foray into the compact 9mm handgun scene with their new GENES1S 9mm pistol. This new pistol will be made entirely in-house at Bear Creek Arsenal’s Sanford North Carolina facility and will come with standard features like a spiral fluted stainless steel barrel, RMR cut slide, ambi controls, and a true M1913 Picatinny rail dust cover for attaching handgun accessories.

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Bear Creek Arsenal Introduces Three New AR Platform Lines

Bear Creek Arsenal has rapidly expanded its available rifle and pistol lineup for the American firearms enthusiast. In their latest newsletter, they announced they would introduce three new lines of AR platform rifles to help shooters find something that will fit their needs. These new lines will include the all-around Fieldmaster, the long-range oriented Targetmaster, and the Huntmaster – I’ll let you guess what that one is marketed for. More details on each new AR platform line are down below.

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NEW Bear Creek Arsenal GPx Gas Piston AR-15 Upper

Gas piston systems offer AR-15 owners a few different advantages over the traditional direct impingement systems that the AR-15 was designed with. Chief among those advantages is less heat stress on the bolt carrier group and reduced cleaning intervals. If you’re looking for a different flavor of AR-15, then you’ll be interested to hear that Bear Creek Arsenal has just released their new GPx gas piston complete upper for AR-15 rifles. This new gas piston upper features a standard 16″ parkerized M4 barrel and comes with an adjustable gas block to allow you to tune your rifle to any environmental or ammunition situation.

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The Rimfire Report: Testing The New BCA 22WMR Upper

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its various guns, ammunition, gear, and sports! 22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (.22WMR) is a very popular cartridge although maybe not quite as popular as its tiny little sibling the much-venerated .22LR. While .22WMR is great for things like extended range rimfire target shooting or varmint hunting, the cartridge has seen very little attention in the way of semi-automatic firearms outside of a few notable examples like the English-made Guncraft AR-15 or the Savage A22 Magnum rifles. A couple of weeks back Bear Creek Arsenal announced the introduction of their own offering to the field in the way of a complete .22WMR upper for the AR-15 platform. I was fortunate to receive a copy of it for testing and evaluation purposes and today on The Rimfire Report we’ll be running my copy of the BCA 22WMR upper through a series of tests to determine how well it performs as configured out of the box.

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The New Bear Creek Arsenal .22WMR AR-15 Upper is Here!

This will be one for all of you hard-core prairie dog hunters out there. Bear Creek Arsenal has been teasing at the release of their new .22WMR AR-15 for a couple of weeks now and today is the day they’ve finally decided to offer it to the public. It seems that despite the cost of the ammunition, .22WMR is receiving a lot of attention this year along with other magnum rimfire calibers. So what are you getting out of the Bear Creek Arsenal .22WMR AR-15 Upper?

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