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Former AAC guys working at Sig:

Kevin Brittingham in fact started AAC.  There is a good summary of how he ended up being fired from his own company after Remington (Freedom Group) took it over etc… over at Truth About Guns site.  It’s a really good read… basically has all the workings of a movie or at the very least a Dateline episode I’d be glued to.  At the very end it talks about how he received over $10 Million in compensation from a lawsuit he won against Freedom Group.   Hahah damn son, $10 Million and you want to work FOR someone still?  If I was a suppressor god with that kind of lawsuit settlement cake and Sig offered me a job, I’d tell them I wanted complete autonomy and a high 7 figure salary + performance bonuses or else they could shove it.  I don’t know Kevin, but I’m pretty sure that’s what must have went down.  I bet Sig was more than happy to oblige because they know it’s ultimately a good move to gain market share in a steadily growing industry.

Sig-Sauer-SilencersTo comment on the video now, it looks like Sig is headed in the right direction at least.  I’m not 100% up on what’s new and what’s old in the realm of silencers, but I bet they have state of the art equipment and with Kevin’s brain and whoever else works there I’m sure they will come up with some interesting stuff moving forward.

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Remember the handgun R.I.P. ammo?  This .300 Blackout is for ripping bigger thangs a new one:

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Looks deadly… hopefully it doesn’t suck like the handgun R.I.P. ammo was shown to in testing.

I can’t wait for G2 Research (the company who makes this) gets everyone’s panties in a knot with the inevitable promo video, where they kill 65 elephants lined up in a row with ONE SHOT FROM A .300 BLK R.I.P. round. 

Thoughts?  Would operate with?  Wouldn’t operate without?

Hat tip: LAX

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Weapon Outfitters has the $67 fix for your SBR.  I wonder if they sell the rest of the accessory kit?

The quietener appears to only work with AAC mounts.

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I liked loud guns at first, but I found when I used to shoot for hours at a time I could feel it in my sinuses.  Given the option, I’d much rather shoot suppressed.

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People have been going nuts over this rifle:

I have no interest at all in the .300 Blackout round (from purely an armchair operator / cost perspective)… I like the rest of it though.  Is that stock proprietary?  I NEED IT.  I swear I remember seeing it on some sort of Remington tactical AR-15 which would make sense considering Remington now owns AAC.

If you aren’t familiar with the Honey Badger meme check the youtube video.  Normally I’d say piggybacking a meme was lame, but in this case i’ll make an exception since AAC actually came up with something that carries the name with honor.

Oh and one more thing… seriously FPS Russia just change your name to “FPS” because you put absolutely zero effort into that accent now.

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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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