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Hot off the production line from Valkyrie Armament:

DO WANT!  Even on a semi-auto that would be awesome.  It would force me to step my bumpfire game up a notch.

Price for the conversion – $3300

You send them your entire rifle, and they machine the following:

  • Bolt carrier for the drive system
  • Upper and Lower for compatiblity with the belt feed assembly

Included in the price is the belt feed assembly, belt box adapter to hold the 200 round m249 SAW ammo can, one starter strip, one stop strip and 100 links, and one 200 round ammo box.

NOTE: You can not use regular military links with this conversion… you need to use the proprietary ones that are included.

Judging by the video it seems to work flawlessly in full auto. I’m told by the company that that it maintains a 85% parts compatibility with regular AR-15s.

Valkyrie Armament’s website – HERE

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A few things I find very interesting about this supperssor and Beretta 92:

  1. The suppressor snaps on as opposed to the other conventional spring loaded quick attachment, or the standard thread on.
  2. There are new sights built into the suppressor. Damn good idea considering the factory sights on pistols are blocked by the hight of most cans.
  3. The Beretta has a custom slide lock on it to keep the slide from cycling and ejecting the spent shell casing (“no evidence” for assassins)

Autoweapons.com actually has one of these currently for sale – HERE (Price unknown, you apparently need to email them to find it out)

According to the description:

7-2878 & 7B-2878 KNIGHTS ARMAMENT COMPANY/BERETTA 92F /XM-9(SNAP ON) HUSH PUPPY QUICK DETACH 9mm PISTOL AND SUPPRESSOR COMBO…. . THIS COMBO IS THE BERETTA 92F 9mm SEMI AUTO PISTOL CUSTOMIZED SLIDE LOCK FROM KNIGHTS ARMAMENT CO. WITH A SPECIAL MADE QUICK DETACH SUPPRESSOR THAT IS SMALL, COMPACT, VERY LIGHT AND SUPER QUIET… IT IS A QUICK DETACH UNIT WITH A SPECIAL BBL WHICH ALLOWS FOR INSTANT ON/INSTANT OFF MOUNTING, WITH A SNAP LEVER THAT IS ALSO THE REAR SITE ON THE SUPPRESSOR…ADDING EVEN MORE TO THIS PACKAGE IS A CUSTOM FITTED KAC DESIGNED H/D SLIDE LOCK, WHICH IN PLACE KEEPS THE SLIDE FROM CYCLING AND EJECTING THE SPENT SHELL CASING, MAKING THIS 9mm FIREARM VERY QUIET AND SUITED FOR “SPECIAL MISSIONS” PISTOL IN ITS’ FACTORY BOX … WITH 15 ROUND MAGAZINE…. A VERY RARE OFFERING OF A SELDOM AVAILABLE KAC ITEM. EMAIL FOR PRICE

Excuse the yelling… Whoever does the entries for that site must either be very angry or else have a stuck caps lock key.

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Seems like overnight, The Bushmaster ACR is now available to the public.

A search of gunbroker results in 3 auctions where.  All of which are currently under $3000.

I even watched one end earlier today for $2800 (HERE)

The big question on my mind is, now that the Bushmaster ACR seems to be readily available… what is going to happen with Jesse James’ rifle?

He is the guy that won the first ACR in a silent auction (Details Here) then proceeded to put it up on gunbroker with a starting bid of $8500… only to have it bid up to its current price of $16000.  There are 2 days and 21 hours left in his 14 day auction, and the reserve still isn’t met.

Oh what a difference 2 weeks can make.  All I can say is that I hope he had some sort contract with that wealthy private collector, because otherwise he really shit the bed on this one.   I guess if worse comes to worse he can always just keep the rifle and his unfortunate lesson in economics.

I think Jesse follows the blog, because he commented on the last post.  Hopefully he can chime in and let us know what the deal is.

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Looks like Jesse James, the winner of the first Bushmaster ACR released to a civilian, decided he needs money more than the gun:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=161198693

He looks happy in that picture, but not as happy as I bet he is now.

Oh if only I would have followed his 3 steps to success:

1) Attend AAC Silencer Shoot

2) Place bid on Bushmaster ACR silent auction

3) Win and PROFIT

The current bid on Gunbroker is $15,000!

Pretty sweet profit so far considering Bushmaster’s MSRP is $3061

No telling what the bid will be up to closer to the auction end date of May 30.

I don’t know how much he actually paid for the ACR in the silent auction, but the post on Advanced Armament’s Blog states that $7500 was raised during the auction.  Considering the Bushmaster ACR was not the only product in the silent auction, I think its safe to say that at the current bid, Jesse is already more than doubling his money.  On top of that, the auction doesn’t even include the sweet AimPoint CompM4 and Suppressor that came on his ACR!!!!

According to the details in the auction:

As part of an agreement with a large private collector, I am offering this rifle to the General Public before it is stored in a large walk-in safe forever. This rifle is being offered to the General Public for a ONE TIME ONLY event, once this auction has ended the rifle will be either turned over to the Winning Bidder, or it will go to the private collector. The reserve is set at the private collector’s firm offer. If the reserve is beat, the rifle will go to the winning bidder.

I hate to think what the reserve price is!

Anyone feeling generous?  Email me if you want my FFL info :P

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For Example: Ballistic software applications in the field:

The iPad is of course on the right :P

Forgive the low quality.. it was the best I could come up with given the quality of the picture.

You can find the Knights Armament ballistic software – HERE

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Picture taken on top of Rio hotel Voodoo lounge patio, KAC’s mini thermal scope in front of the M110 scope over looking Vegas skyline.

The picture below shows the rifle itself.  Not sure why it’s white and pink. Maybe so it would show up better in dark pictures, not scare the girls, be easier to locate in the crowd?

I don’t know how much drinking was going on at that party, but I wouldn’t want my expensive rifles anywhere near drunk people and/or top floor balconies. :P

Check out some more SMGLee Knights Armament Company pictures over at m4carbine.net – HERE

You can check out the Knights Armament website – HERE

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