Discovery Channel’s new popular show, Sons of Guns, follows around the crew of Red Jacket Firearms in Louisiana showcasing their firearms builds and manufacturing endeavors. One memorable moment is when they successfully suppressed a Saiga-12 Shotgun–although the feat had been accomplished before, and the show portrayed the event as if it was the first time ever done. My personal favorite moment by far with the season was when they gave a kick ass hunting ATV, complete with a mounted Saiga-12 to a wounded war veteran who lost his arm. My least favorite would be when they tested a M2 Browning in a field with brush while using tracer rounds which resulted in, what would you know, a fire.
This now famous gun shop of the swamps is going to be producing a custom AR-15 build, as if there’s not enough of those already. But given the amount of publicity the shop has been granted by their new hit show, it’ll probably prove to be a successful move, assuming the rifle works as it should.
The NRA’s website has a short video clip of the new Red Jacket Arms AR-15. From what I could see, it sports a Magpul UBR along with Magpul BUIS, and a mega-monolithic upper receiver and will have a piston system rather than a traditional DI. No word on price, but I would expect some sort of premium attached to it. Maybe gunblog.com will be lucky enough to secure one for review. Below are screen shots courtesy of the NRA’s American Rifleman; the full video can be seen here.Read More