The AR platform is easily the most popular rifle in the United States, and has been for years. While many offerings vary only cosmetically, a few companies have introduced designs with functional improvements on the nearly 60-year-old system.
One such company is Adcor Defense, and its Brown Enhanced Automatic Rifle (or B.E.A.R. for short) is a new evolution of Eugene Stoner’s design.
You can get a closer look at the B.E.A.R. in the video below, hosted by Shooting Illustrated's Ed Friedman.
Caliber: 5.56x45 mm NATO (.223 Rem.)
Receiver: 7075-T6 forged matte-black aluminum alloy
Rifling: six-groove, 1:7" RH twist
Sights: none supplied, Picatinny rail for attaching optics
Trigger: single-stage; 6-lb., 2-oz. pull
Stock: Magpul MOE six-position collapsing
Overall Length: 323⁄4" (stock fully compressed) to 353⁄4" (stock fully extended)
Weight: 7 lbs., 1 oz.
Accessories: owner’s manual, one 30-round Magpul magazine
Suggested Retail Price: $1,849
For Further Reading:
• Review: The Adcor B.E.A.R.
• Piston Delivery: The Adcor Defense B.E.A.R.