Kyle Defoor BCM Elder Heart

Kyle Defoor, a former U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of Defoor Proformance Shooting, and Bravo Company Manufacturing (BCM) have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind rifle to support America’s veterans.

On Sept. 11, 2014, Defoor traveled to BCM’s Wisconsin manufacturing facility and hand-built a BCM RECCE-16 rifle. Zeroed and fired by Defoor, the rifle will also be fired and signed by veterans from the Special Operations Forces community from the Vietnam era though the present day. Those who are operators in active units will inscribe their call sign or nickname.

Chambered in 5.56mm NATO, the RECCE-16 rifle weighs just under 6 pounds (unloaded) and features a fluted, 16-inch ELW barrel and an ALG Defense ACT trigger. The 13-inch KMR rail system is made from a blended aluminum and magnesium alloy that weighs 30 to 40 percent less than typical aluminum rails with a proprietary mounting and lockup system. The rifle also sports BCM flip-up iron sights made by Diamondhead and an adjustable BCM Gunfighter Mod 0 stock.

The rifle will be auctioned on Defoor’s Facebook page on Oct. 11, 2014. Proceeds will benefit Elder Heart, a 501(c)(3) organization established by Special Operations veterans Magnus Johnson and Tom Spooner to support veterans with PTSD and TBI, as well as raise awareness for the 22 veteran suicides per day in America.

RELATED: Elder Heart Raising Awareness About Veteran Suicide

Elder Heart uses public art projects as a means to bring veterans and community leaders together. Recently, Elder Heart unveiled a steel and iron sculpture in Nashville, Ind. The sculpture was placed in front of Nashville’s tourist center and features a helix of 22 ascending leaves, each representing the daily loss of a veteran to suicide.

Check out this video to learn more about Kyle Defoor and the RECCE-16 rifle going up for auction. Be sure to check out Defoor’s Facebook page.

And keep your eyes peeled for a feature story on Defoor and the BCM RECCE-16 in an upcoming issue of TACTICAL WEAPONS. To subscribe, visit

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