When it comes to gun fashion, the AR-15 is definitely This Year’s Girl. In fact, she’s been This Year’s Girl for at least a decade, strutting the runways and showing off the latest in rifle styles and accessories. I’m sure we’ll see a lot of her at
Fashion Week the SHOT Show wearing every conceivable manner of rail, grip, stock, trigger and optic. Battle Rifle Company is previewing its Spring 2014 line ahead of the show, with a handful of ARs that might appeal to tactically fashion-conscious shooter . . .
Pictured above is the Battle Rifle Wolverine. Intended for 3-Gun competition, the Wolverine wears a 16-inch barrel and a 15-inch free-float rail. The 3-chamber muzzle brake tells you this rifle is not for law enforcement CQB entry teams. It’s available in 5.56 and .300 BLK.
This AR pistol is called the Battle Rifle Attache. Flip-up rifle sights come standard, although I’m not sure how you would use them. My experience is that aperture rifle sights are a terrible choice for AR pistols and poor man’s SBRs, but they’re fine once you get your NFA stamp and attach a shoulder stock. The 3-chamber muzzle brake is also an interesting choice for an AR pistol, where muzzle flash is usually more of a problem than recoil.
The Battle Rifle Spectre shown here is optimized for aerial hog hunting and light weight. The extra-lightweight skeletonized rail gives it the same weight as an M4gery with a carbine-length handguard. The Spectre is apparently the weapon of choice for Vertex Aviation in their ‘Aerial Hog Depravation Program.’ (Their spelling, not mine.)
We’ll try to check by the Battle Rifle Company booth next month, if we’re not completely overdosed on ARs by the time we find it.