Bravo Company Manufacturing (BCM) was founded in 2005 by Marine-turned-gun-builder Paul Buffoni in Hartland, Wis. Buffoni took the name from his first assigned unit in the U.S. Marine Corps. BCM builds weapon systems that are manufactured so that all specifications meet or exceed all military and law enforcement standards. Buffoni also runs Bravo Company USA, which handles and sells parts, accessories and upper receivers. The company is an authorized distributor for over a dozen other major manufacturers.
BCM has taken a hard stance on gun rights. The company had been selected to replace the patrol carbines in use by the Milwaukee Police Department. However, after learning that Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn had testified in favor of a proposed assault weapons ban, Bravo Company withdrew its bid and publicly stated they will no longer do business with the department, with the exception of warranty work on the BCM carbines the department already owned.