By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
December 29, 2016
Well, it took us awhile to publish this one, but better late than never. DefenseReview has long been a fan of Battle Arms Develpment’s BAD-ASS-ST Short-Throw (45-Degree) Ambi (Ambidextrous) Safety Selector Switch AR15/AR10, so we felt it was our obligation to check out BAD’s latest and greatest tactical AR components and accessories at the company’s booth at SHOT Show 2016, and boy were we glad we did.
Battle Arms Development (B.A.D.) co-owner Sylwia Huang was kind and patient enough to take us through a veritable plethora of tactical AR carbine and SBR/PDW (Short Barreled Rifle/Personal Defense Weapon) goodies, including the BAD-LGB-Ti-625 and BAD-LGB-Ti-750 Titanium Gas Blocks, VERT Stock System – PDW Stock (Buttstock), BAD-PDW PDW Lower Receiver + VERT Stock System, BAD-ATG™ (Adjustable Tactical Grip) tactical AR pistol grip, BAD 10.5″ and 7.5″ Ultramatch LIGHTRIGID™ 416R Stainless Steel .223 Wylde Fluted Lightweight Barrels (Black Contrast), a nifty BAD-MRO™ Lightweight Optic Mount for the Trijicon MRO (Miniature Rifle Optic), and even a CMC Flat Trigger, all of which you can see in the embedded DR videos below.
It was frankly almost too much stuff for us to handle and once–almost, but we managed.
Anyway, all the Battle Arms Development products Defense Review saw and handled looked well-designed and well-made, and worth serious consideration by anyone looking to upgrade their current tactical AR carbine/SBR or acquire a tactical AR SBR/PDW. You could certainly do a lot worse.
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Nous Defions/Arsenal Democracy AD-16 (Billet Receivers) and AD-15 (Forged Receivers) 5.56mm NATO/300BLK Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s with Ambi (Ambidextrous) Controls, KeyMod or M-LOK Modular Tactical Handguards/Rail Systems and Ballistic Advantage Barrels! (Video!)
Arsenal Democracy AD PDW 8.5″ 5.56mm/300 Blackout (300BLK) Tactical AR-15 SBR (Short Barreld Rifle) with AD-PDW Stock Minimalist Buttstock and Ambi Controls for Dynamic CQB/CQC Gunfighting, Military PSD, and Vehicle Ops! (Video!)
Handl Defense Modular Aftermarket FN SCAR (MK-16 and MK-17) Weapon Caliber Conversions, Components and Accessories: SR-25 Mag (Magazine)-Compatible; 7.62x39mm Russian AK-47/AKM, 300 Blackout (300BLK) and .260 Remington Caliber Conversions; and Advanced Fore-Rail (AFR)Carbon Fiber M-LOK Tactical Hand Guard/Rail Systems! (Video!)
SureFire Optimized Bolt Carrier-Long Stroke (OBC-LS) Drop-In BCG and H7S Buffer System with Longer Action Spring for Better Weapon Control, Reliability and Durability: Best Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) Bolt Carrier Group/Buffer System Combo Ever?
Dead Air Arment DAA Sandman-S and Sandman-L .30-Caliber/Multi-Caliber Silencer/Sound Suppressor Systems: Watch Sandman-S get Run on Nemo Arms Tango 6 300 Blackout (300BLK) Tactical AR Carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle)! (Video!)
Strike Industries SI Strike Switch 60/90-Degree AR-15 Safety/Selector Switch with Patent-Pending Push/Toggle-Action Selector Design and Ambi (Ambidextrous) Upgrade Capability for ‘Extreme Ergonomics’!
Knight’s Armament Company Redback One (RB1) KAC SR-16 E3 CQB MOD 2 11.5-inch Select-Fire Tactical AR-15 SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) with High Combat Optic Mount for Fast and Accurate CQB-to-Medium Range Dynamic Gunfighting/Shooting! (Video!)
Texas Weapon Systems (TWS) Flip-Up Gen-3 Dog Leg Rail AK Top-Rail Cover and Gen-3 AK Tactical Hand Guard (M-LOK) System for Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM/AK-74 Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s: Free-Floats the Barrel! (Video!)