Continuing its line expansion of a new and truly innovative modern automatic rifle in the M16/M4 tradition known as the B.E.A.R. (Brown Enhanced Automatic Rifle), Adcor Defense announced its B.E.A.R. Elite series.
The original B.E.A.R. (Brown Enhanced Automatic Rifle) -- designed by and named for Michael J. Brown, executive vice president of operations at Adcor Defense -- has a free floating gas piston system attached to the rail to allow for a free floating barrel; a key locked, highly rigid rail system; an ambidextrous, forward placed charging handle; and a polymer dust shield that protects the port from debris, dust, or sand. All components are made in the U.S.A.
The B.E.A.R. Elite offers several key enhancements to the original B.E.A.R.
- FN Manufacturing 1:7 twist, hammer-forged, hard chrome-lined barrel with M249 rifling profile for long life and exceptional accuracy
- Magpul MOE rifle stock (MIL SPEC)
- Magpul MOE ergonomic rifle grip with aggressive texturing
- Available in 10.5-inch, 12.5-inch, 14.5-inch, 16.1-inch and 18-inch barrel lengths
Both the B.E.A.R. and B.E.A.R. Elite are available in several barrel lengths, optics ready or with sights, and in fully automatic for the law enforcement community.
Tested by H.P. White Laboratory, a known leader in small arms and ammunition research and testing, the B.E.A.R.™ was found to have no failures or stoppages in a 6,000 round endurance test and delivered a high degree of accuracy using Federal Match (69-grain) ammunition in the dispersion testing (0.88 inches at 100 yards). Additionally, no malfunctions occurred during adverse environment testing, including immersion in water and sand.