Industry News: V10N2
POF’s Revolution Wins ‘Rifle of the Year’
Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF) announced in January 2018 that the American Rifleman magazine has chosen the POF USA Revolution for the 2018 Golden Bullseye Award for Rifle of the Year. American Rifleman is the National Rifle Association’s primary magazine with a focus on reviews of different firearms, historical articles about firearms, technical information about reloading and notes from the NRA President. The Revolution will be featured in an editorial overview which will appear in the May 2018 issue of American Rifleman, American Hunter and Shooting Illustrated magazines.
The annual Golden Bullseye Award will be presented to Patriot Ordnance Factory at the invitation-only breakfast Friday May 4, 2018, during the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Dallas, Texas. To be considered for the Golden Bullseye Award, the Revolution was tested and reviewed by the publication’s staff and found to represent the finest quality in a shooting sports product that exceeds not only the reviewers’ expectations, but also its customers.
“The entire Patriot Ordnance Factory Team is extremely pleased to accept this coveted award,” said John Piscione Director of Sales.
The Revolution continues the POF tradition of relentless reliability and American innovation. The Revolution is POF-USA’s .308 battle rifle that handles like a 5.56–it is the same size and weight as one. The Revolution features many 5.56 parts; such as charging handle, bolt carrier, roller cam pin, buffer, heat-sink barrel nut, handguard and five-position gas piston operating system. The barrel extension, bolt assembly, upper and lower receiver are the exact same size as those on an AR-15. This is truly an AR-15 that shoots in .308!
Weighing in at 7.3 pounds, the Revolution features POF-USA’s new slim Edge handguard with four built-in QD mounts. Its features include a fully ambidextrous billet receiver set, nickel-phosphate-coated bolt carrier group, five-position adjustable gas piston, single-stage match grade trigger and more.
POF-USA is an Arizona-based small arms manufacturer known for its revolutionary concepts and radical approaches to engineering used to develop the finest piston-driven, AR-type rifles used by civilians and professionals worldwide. POF is a market leader delivering a portfolio of regulated short-stroke, gas-piston operating rifles. Piscione notes, “We accept no compromise in the building of our product, known as ‘Patriot’ designs. We will only produce that which is tough, accurate, modular, durable and true.”
For more information, visit www.pof-usa.com.
B.E. Meyers Wins Contract with US Marine Corps
B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is pleased to announce that the U.S. Marine Corps has designated their GLARE RECOIL™ non-lethal Hail and Warning device the official Joint Electronic Type Designation System (JETDS) identifier LA-22/U with an NSN of 5860-01-657-3893, as part of the Ocular Interrupter System (OIS) program. The GLARE RECOIL is the most advanced weapon-mounted hail and warning laser system available, featuring B.E. Meyers’ patented SmartRange™ technology and integrating laser range finding into the systems’ safety controls. The non-lethal ocular interrupter system is a green laser dazzler that uses an integrated laser rangefinder to gauge shooter-to-target distance and self-regulate the power output to maintain controlled EyeSafe™ Class 2M irradiance while ensuring maximum permissible exposure on target. It is effective out to 20km and beyond. The Glare Recoil weighs only 17 ounces with batteries and has a maximum output of 250m.
The LA-22/U is currently in production and being delivered by B.E. Meyers & Co., the sole source provider to MARCORSYSCOM for the $49M IDIQ OIS program. According to Marine Corps Times (marinecorpstimes.com), Marines expect 144 units to be delivered in the coming months and 1,848 units fielded by early 2019.