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Firearms News June 2024 — Bravo Company's RECCE

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Firearms News June 2024 — Bravo Company's RECCE

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On the cover: Bravo Company's RECCE By David M. Fortier, Executive Editor 

The light was fading fast. I was walking back from checking my 100-yard target when I noticed just how dark it was getting. I had a bit of time left, but not a lot. So, I grabbed a box of Black Hills’ 77-grain OTMs and began stuffing rounds into a magazine. Then, I moved from my bench to shooting standing supported. My target was a solitary steel silhouette posted 280 yards away. My plan was to put five rounds on target, check my point of impact, and then move to 450 and 500 yards. Settling in behind the rifle, I placed the reticle in the center of the head of the steel target. I was cheating a bit by using a big, high-magnification Vortex. Relaxing, I broke the shot and a black dot appeared on the distant steel. I repeated what I was doing and a second, and then a third, dot appeared on the white paint. I could tell it was a good group, sub- MOA. A fourth black dot appeared, and then...I shanked the fifth low. I laughed. It happens. 

I was having a great day on the range with Bravo Company Manufacturing’s (BCM) Recce-16 KMR-A MK2 chambered in 5.56x45mm. A light and handy AR-15, it was shooting very well. The weather had been wonderful all day, with a light breeze and warm temps. Then, as the sun went down, the temperature began to drop, but it was a pleasant and relaxing trouble-free time. The BCM was proving very comfortable and fun to shoot, and it was posting some nice groups. I really wasn’t surprised though. I have tested a number of BCM AR-15 rifles and pistols over the years and have found them to be monotonously reliable and very accurate for a “duty” firearm. BCM actually built their reputation on offering high-quality pieces that could be depended on during the Global War on Terror (GWOT). Based out of Hartland, Wisconsin, Bravo Company was founded back in 2005 by Paul Buffoni. I had started writing for the firearms industry in 1998 and I remember when Buffoni and BCM appeared on the scene. 

[Continue reading "Bravo Company's RECCE" in the May 2024 Issue]

Also inside:

  • Gun Politics - ATF given an inch, takes a mile. By David Codrea
  • The Knox Report - Reorganizing the NRA: The judge must do it. By Jeff Knox
  • Carrying Concealed - Off body carry. By James Tarr
  • Musings From the Ammo Bunker - Otto Bock's 9.3x62mm. By David M. Fortier, Executive Editor 
  • Through the Looking Glass - Aimpoint ACRO P-2. By David M. Fortier, Executive Editor 
  • In Hushed Tones - Daniel Defense Soundguard SG-30. By Patrick Sweeney
  • The War Guns - The Colt Model 1895/1914 "Potato Digger" machine gun. By Paul Scarlata
  • Springfield Armory Black Emissary Pair - Stealth cheating, in style. By Patrick Sweeney
  • The Soviet PPSH41 and Chinese Type 50 - The infamous "Burp Gun." By Leroy Thompson
  • Savage Renegauge Competition Semi-Auto Shotgun - Big Red delivers. By Patrick Sweeney 
  • James Tarr Reviews Two Smith & Wesson Metal-Framed M&P Pistols - Back to the future! By James Tarr
  • MOTV - MyOutdoorTV - Hollywood Heat on Hollywood Weapons. By Will Dabbs, MD

Pick up a copy at your local magazine stand, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, or major book retailer. Firearms News prints two exciting issues per month, so be sure to get both copies or subscribe!




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