U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- After spending a week in Las Vegas and walking the endless aisles at SHOT Show, here are my top five new firearms for the new year. These rifles/pistols are for one reason or another a product that I think will not only excite firearms enthusiasts but show innovation and growth from that company. More important, these firearms all continue to develop upon my favorite firearm platform: the AR-15.
First and by far my favorite product at SHOT Show this year, Brownells newest addition to their Retro line, the BRN-180.
Based on Armalite’s AR-18 and civilian AR-180, which was originally designed in the 1960s as an upgrade to the M16 service rifle. Brownells’ BRN-180 features many updates to this historic design.
Built on a reliable gas piston system, with a bolt carrier that rides on a pair of guide rods inside the upper receiver. This allows the BRN-180 upper receiver to function with any mil-spec AR-15 lower receiver! Although this compatibility is by far the best feature there is still much more, including the ability …Read the Rest