By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
September 7, 2016
If you’re planning on running an IR (InfraRed) laser aimer/laser aiming device on a crew-served weapon, including a medium machine gun/general purpose machine gun (MMG/GPMG) or heavy machine gun (HMG) with a quick-change barrel (QCB) system–and frankly, why wouldn’t you (run an IR laser AND a QCB system)?–then this is the product for you. The Tactical Revolution Rapid Barrel Change Rail System (temporary moniker), or RBCRS for short, is currently still in prototype form, but should be available in a theater of war near you soon. The RBCRS’ main claim to ballistic fame is that it allowes you to swap out machine-gun barrels at will while keeping your laser aiming device mounted right there in the 12 o’clock position.
Tactical Revolution president/CEO Timo Tervola was kind enough to take DefenseReview (DR) through the Rapid Barrel Change Rail System at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2016, and we liked what we saw of it. The prototype looked good. So, we’re looking forward to seeing the production version soon.
In the meantime, the video below will fill you in on the particulars. Enjoy.
Editor’s Note: Notice how the RBCRS is accompanied by the very interesting and seemingly excellent Tactical Revolution AJAX Armor System articulating combat/tactical hard armor plates, which Defense Review covered last year. You might also want to check out Tactical Revolution’s Atlas Beacon and Atlas Beacon IR light balls, which we of course also covered awhile back. Good stuff.
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