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 announces 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 revolutionary and patented free floating gas piston system (Patent #065111.00128) 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.™. It features:

• 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”, 12.5”, 14.5”, 16.1” and 18” 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 6000 round endurance test and delivered a high degree of accuracy using Federal Match (69-grain) ammunition in the dispersion testing (.88” at 100 yards). Additionally, no malfunctions occurred during adverse environment testing, including immersion in water and sand.

“The design of the B.E.A.R.™ represents the greatest technological leap forward in the M16/M4 system since the U.S. Marine Corps mandated changes which resulted in the development of the M16A2 rifle,” said executive vice president of sales and marketing, Rick DeMilt. “The enhancements we’ve made with the introduction of the B.E.A.R.™ Elite make this a formidable rifle line with great potential. It is a virtually indestructible rifle that functions perfectly in harsh environments and meets the requirements of the most demanding operator.”

Adcor Defense is a wholly owned subsidiary of Baltimore, Md.-based Adcor Industries Inc. For over 20 years, Adcor Industries has been a national defense contract supplier. It built nine of the critical components for the Fleet Ballistic missile system; radar system components for the F16 Fighter; and other components for the U.S. military small arms industrial base.

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