Some of you may have noticed that we already announced the S&W M&P10 Sport as the Reader’s Choice Best New Rifle of 2017. The Reader’s Choice awards is where you, the readers, are given the chance to vote on what you think is the best new thing to come out this year. We don’t put our thumb on the scale; we each get one vote just like y’all and let the chips fall where they may.
But TTAG’s Editors still get together and choose a new product — gun or gear — that stood out to us as the best of the year. For 2017, we’ve chosen The Fix by Q.
While the AR-15 and similar firearms made great leaps forward in terms of becoming more user friendly and customizable, the bolt action rifle hasn’t seen the same benefit. Some manufacturers have produced high-end firearms that can change barrels and calibers quickly, but they were priced well out of the market for the average gun owner. And they’re generally quite heavy.
Kevin Brittingham set out to change that, updating the age old bolt action rifle design to incorporate the latest technology and create “the Remington 700 for the 21st century.”
From where I’m sitting he seems to have hit a home run with The Fix. Not only can barrels be changed quickly and easily, but the thing is insanely lightweight (bare chassis is 2.14 lbs, 16″ .308 complete rifle is 6 lbs) and reliable with one of the shortest bolt throws out there. And extremely accurate, to boot. The video above has Kevin going through all the best selling points — watch it and tell me whether you can keep your credit card in your pocket by the end.
Q’s marketing goes straight for the throat. Especially on Instagram. In the photo above, a bare RPR weighs in at 10 lbs against The Fix outfitted with Atlas bipod, Q’s Trash Panda suppressor, and EOTech Vudu scope and rings at 9 lbs, 14 ounces.
MSRP on The Fix is $2,999.
We look forward to seeing great things for The Fix by Q.