Wilson Combat is the next manufacturer to jump on the rapidly growing .300 BLK bandwagon. The .300 BLK (7.62x35mm) is the best .30 cal AR solution to date. The Advanced Armament Comapny Blackout round (AAC .300 BLK) offers more energy from a 9″ barrel than a 5.56 with a 16″ barrel; also, when using a 16″ barrel, such as the Wilson Combat .300 BLK Upper, the .300 BLK offers 23% more energy over a 5.56. The best part about all these benefits over a 5.56 is that the .300 BLK can use standard AR lowers and magazines–so there’s no need to completely buy/rebuild a current platform for current AR owners.
The Wilson Combat .300 BLK upper features a fluted barrel with a 1:8 twist, their new Wilson Combat TRIM rail, and sports dual m4 feedramps. The gas system is carbine length and the muzzle threads are 5/8″x24. Wilson Combat is offering a recon and lightweight version which have 16.5″ barrels and a SBR version that has a barrel measuring in at 11.3 inches.
Surprisingly, Wilson Combat is offering every version of their .300 BLK uppers for only $1,025, which is a damn good deal. The only drawback right now to the .300 BLK is the availability of ammo since it’s so new. Expect that to change soon though–I talked to AAC at SHOT SHOW this year and they should have the AAC .300 Blackout round approved by SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufactures’ Institute) which will standardize the .300 BLK round and speed up production.Read More