Courtesy Joe Grine

Christensen Arms displayed their “Tactical Force Multiplier” rifle at the SHOT Show, and man, is this one awesome looking firearm. The TFM rifle features a carbon-fiber stock and a carbon-fiber-wrapped barrel. The carbon fiber provides excellent strength and rigidity while offering a considerable weight savings over steel or aluminum. The TFM weighs in at a svelte 8 pounds empty.  More pics after the jump….

Courtesy Joe Grine

Courtesy Joe Grine

Courtesy Joe Grine

Courtesy Joe Grine

Courtesy Joe Grine

Courtesy Joe Grine

A version in Kryptek highlander camouflage was also on display:

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24 Responses to SHOT Show: Christensen Arms Tactical Force Multiplier (TFM).

  1. In case a Gunwerks LR-1000 is too cheap for you… If you have to ask how much, you can’t afford it. Their website doesn’t even list prices.

  2. Good lookin rifle, love me some Kryptek camos. Ive noticed a lot of companies are going with the faux carbon fiber look, neat to see that this one is authentic and Im curious as to how it will translate to “real world use.”

  3. You couldn’t get me to take a carbon fiber stock into a rough environment even if you gave me one for free.

    • I’m guessing after that nice finish got messed up a bit I’d have all kinds of fiber in my hands.
      Plus, I loves me some recoil, but .338 in a 7.2 pound package sounds like a spectator sport.

      • Yep. After you’ve abraded the carbon fiber material, and there are cut ends of CF sticking up, you tend to get those embedded in your skin & flesh. You then need to see a skin surgeon to get them removed. I’ve talked to a MD who is a shooter who had this happen to him. He was not pleased with the results. He also said that many GP MD’s might not be able to do the job effectively without leaving some scarring, that you really want a skin or plastic surgeon to do the job correctly.

        Carbon fiber is a truly neat-o material, I just don’t want it in a place where I can get it into my skin.

        The other reason why I don’t like CF rifle stocks is that some of the recoil of a rifle is absorbed into stock distortions on the recoil impulse. Going to a stiffer material like CF means it is more of that recoil impulse will be coming back onto you.

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