BRAVO MID-16 MOD 2 5.56mm

Bravo Company U.S.A.’s Mid-16 Mod 2 5.56mm carbine features a…

Bravo Company U.S.A.’s Mid-16 Mod 2 5.56mm carbine features a mid-length gas system that allows it to run cooler and with theoretically lower chamber pressures when the action opens. Seen here with Meprolight M-21 reflex sight and TangoDown BattleGrip.

I’ve said it before but it bears repeating. Folks, we are living in the heyday of the black rifle. At no other time in the history of this nation have law enforcement officers and civilians alike had the choices that we now enjoy as far as rifles are concerned. The market for the basic Stoner design has erupted, thanks in part to a number of factors; the Global War on Terror, 3 Gun shooting competitions, and a nation hungry for AR’s after the ill-named ‘Crime Bill’ expired.

Work associates and acquaintances ask me all the time to recommend a good black rifle. While it may seem like a political answer, my response is most often that “There are so many out there (AR’s) it’s hard to go wrong.”

Bravo Company U.S.A. (BCM) is a literally one-stop shopping center for all things AR. BCM catalogs thousands of pieces and parts for the modern black rifle, stocking items from brand name manufacturers. They also offer their own designs under the “BCM” banner.

bravo-mid-16-mod-2-556mmThe bore and chamber are chrome-lined, while the bolt is high-pressure tested/proofed and magnetic particle inspected.

In addition to parts and components Bravo Company also offers complete rifles and carbines. Featured here is their Mid-16 Mod 2 carbine chambered for 5.56x45mm NATO. As the name indicates, the gun employs a 16” barrel and a mid-length forend/gas system. The advantages of this are numerous—namely cooler running and lower chamber pressures as the action opens. Rifling is 1-in-7 inches with a chrome-lined bore and chamber. On the business end you’ll find a NATO spec muzzle brake.

Surrounding the barrel is a Troy Industries anodized aluminum four-way rail system. Up front is a standard “A” frame front sight housing with quarter-click elevation adjustments. Affixed to the flattop rail is a Troy flip-up/fold-down adjustable rear sight with dual apertures.

The 6-position retractable stock and pistol grip are standard M4 design. Ahead of the grip is a Magpul MOE enhanced triggerguard. The upper and lower receiver bodies are 7075-T6 forged aluminum components. The trigger is standard AR but had a crisp feel, with no slop or play in the trigger press.

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  • M. Whitney

    I enjoyed the review, it is hard to find a good review on these BCMs. A lot of the information out there are just weekend warriors saying that the guns are awesome, well please quantify awesome for me…
    I am in the process of building a 16″ mid that is going to be 80% BCM. My hope is that it will be my go to battle rifle. It sounds like the midlength system is great for reliability. The accuracy also looks very promising, I will update the post when I get mine out to the range.