You may have seen our post from the NRA Annual Meeting revealing the long-awaited Bushmaster ACR caliber conversions. But despite actual photographic evidence of Jeremy holding them in his hot little hands, many of you continued to express skepticism that they really exist. Let alone that you’d be able to buy one.
Ye of little faith will be happy to know that Big Green was, in fact, true to their word. The first two ACR caliber conversions are shipping and on their way to a local gun store near you. Here’s their press release:
The Bushmaster Unicorn, Also Known as ACR Caliber Conversions
Do They Really Exist?
Huntsville, AL – The Bushmaster ACR was brought to market in 2010 with the promise of unparalleled adaptability. The concept was simple; an extremely reliable, versatile, and modular platform, capable of tool-less configuration and caliber changes in minutes by swapping the bolt head, barrel and magazine. Unfortunately, much like a mythical creature, the caliber conversions have never been seen. Until now.
Finally, after many years of development, we are excited to announce the first of many new caliber conversions for the ACR. With fully ambidextrous controls, improved ergonomics, an ultra reliable gas piston operating system, and tool-less configuration and caliber adaptability, the ACR is now the most field adaptable Modern Sporting Rifle Platform available.
About Bushmaster Firearms International
Bushmaster Firearms International (“BFI”) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of small-frame, AR-pattern firearms, as well as other firearm platforms and accessories. Its headquarters is in Madison, North Carolina, and its primary place of manufacture is Huntsville, Alabama. Its products are sold to civilian and government end users in the United States as well as over fifty countries around the world. Visit our web site at www.bushmaster.com.