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

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:

Courtesy Joe Grine


  1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    I’m really digging the stock. That has some nice features.

  2. avatar Hannibal says:

    “Tactical force multiplier?”

    You’ve gotta be kidding. What are we gonna get next?

    1. avatar Taylor TX says:

      Tactical force multiplier Weapon system platform. I dont think I have any buzz words left, maybe an operational something or other 🙂

      1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

        “Tactical force multiplier for operators who operate operationally.”

        1. avatar Fanfare ends says:

          Operators are standing by!

    2. avatar JoshtheViking says:

      Whenever I here “Tactical Force Multiplier” I think of armor and air support, not a glorified hunting rifle (don’t get me wrong; they do look like damn fine rifles).

    3. avatar Abe Froman says:

      Asymmetric Battle Space Operator. I still want one though.

  3. avatar Accur81 says:

    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.

    1. avatar SCL says:

      $5,945 on Eurooptic

      1. avatar chuck (hates nj) says:

        My wallet just hopped out of its pocket, ran across the room and is hiding in the corner.

    2. avatar NDS says:

      I had them bid me a 1911… Let’s just say I got a custom Wilson 9mm for an absolute bargain by comparison

    3. avatar Hannibal says:

      Not listing prices… that definitely is tactical…

  4. avatar Taylor TX says:

    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.”

  5. avatar IAB2 says:


    Much out of my league!

  6. avatar Michael says:

    Silly name but pretty guns.

  7. avatar David says:

    I bet its a “game changer”

  8. avatar Charlie says:

    “The TFM weighs in at a svelte 8 pounds empty.”

    I assume that it does not come in .338 Lapua. 🙂

    1. avatar SCL says:

      It absolutely does, and that version weighs 7.2lbs.

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        OOoo. I bet that would give my shoulder an owie.

  9. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

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

    1. avatar MD Matt says:

      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.

      1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

        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.

  10. avatar Al Bondigas says:

    Tactical Force Multiplier? Sounds like a sniper rifle for math nerds.

    1. avatar Swarf says:

      New from Operators Operating: the Tactical Force Square-Rooter in 3/5+%58.

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