Noveske announced this morning a new lightweight AR platform chambered in either 5.56 NATO or 300 AAC Blackout dubbed the “Ghetto Blaster.”
The general design for the rifle is strikingly similar to the Honey Badger from Kevin Brittingham’s new firearms company Q, which is a refined version of the AAC Honey Badger (AAC was owned by Kevin at the time) that also spawned the SIG SAUER MCX (which was introduced while Kevin was employed at SIG SAUER for like half a minute). This latest incarnation comes from Noveske, a company founded by John Noveske (Kevin’s best friend) who tragically died an automobile accident some years back. Ever since then Noveske Rifleworks has been trying to keep the company true to John’s personality and vision, and the Ghetto Blaster is a product which seems to keep that Brittingham bromance very much alive. Designed in cooperation with Kevin (and available with silencer mounts for Q’s latest cans) it uses the Honey Badger’s collapsing stock and bolt carrier but adds Noveske’s famous barrels and receivers to the mix.
For those who aren’t familiar (or too young to remember) a Ghetto Blaster is another term for a “boom box,” a portable stereo system popular in the late 1980s among urban youths and especially useful as a rocket launcher platform.
From the press release:
Noveske Rifleworks is proud to announce the Ghetto Blaster Rifle — the introductory rifle configuration on our new Gen 4 platform. This lightweight rifle (5.25lbs in the short configuration) features a customized version of our new Gen 4 receiver set, collapsible stock and Noveske Rail system (MLOK or Keymod option). Adapted to accept a collapsible stock, the receiver set also includes ambidextrous controls, flared mag well, and new geometry relative to our Gen 3 set. Additionally, the rifle features a Magpul grip, adjustable gas block, and Geissele SD-E trigger. We teamed up with Kevin Brittingham and his team at Q to incorporate the collapsible stock and BCG in this rifle.
At launch, there will be three configurations available for pre-order:
7.94” 5.56 Stainless barrel, w/7” NHR
7.94” 300BLK Stainless barrel, w/7” NHR
16” 5.56 CHF barrel, w/15” NHR
Other configurations available in Q1 2018 include: Suppressed 300BLK Model (Ghetto Blaster NSD), as well as 10mm.
Pre-sale starts today with the first 100 rifles sold receiving a 10% discount. Rifles on pre-order will begin shipping in December.
Base price starts at $1995.