Bear Creek Arsenal has just launched their new 10mm and .45ACP rifles and pistols as an extension to their side-charging blowback action, which is an evolution of the AR-15 pattern. These new Bear Creek Arsenal rifles and pistols utilize Glock pattern magazines, and unlike the bufferless 9mm versions, the new 10mm and .45s will use a buffered system to reduce felt recoil. The 10mm and .45 rifles and pistols feature a right-side charging handle, and also eject spent brass to the right. Each model is supplied with a free-floated handguard with M-LOK mounting points.
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Bear Creek Arsenal’s descriptions of the new rifles and pistols can be found below.
This BCA AR-15 complete .45 ACP rifle has a 10.5″ M4 barrel with a parkerized finish, and features a 1:16 twist rate, and is a blowback system. It includes a 9.5″ MLOK rail, an M4 flat-top billet upper receiver, a BCA bolt carrier group, a flash hider, and a right side charging (Gen 2) handle (patent pending), and the BC-45 lower.
This BCA AR-15 complete .10MM rifle has a 16″ Government barrel with a parkerized finish, and features a 1:16 twist rate, with a blowback system. It includes a 15″ MLOK rail, an M4 flat-top billet upper receiver, a BCA bolt carrier group, a flash hider, and a side charging (Gen 2) handle (patent pending), and the BCA mil-spec BC-10mm lower.
BCA posted a video describing all of the features of these new 10mm and .45ACP rifles and pistols on their YouTube channel.
The new side charging Bear Creek Arsenal rifles are listed on their website at $559.99 for the .45ACP version and $549.99 for the 10mm Auto version. The new pistols are listed at $549.99 for both chamberings. The .45ACP models, offered with 7.5″, 10.5″ and 16″ barrels can be found HERE, while the 10mm Auto models are offered in 10.5″ and 16″ versions, which you can find HERE. You can view BearCreekArsenal.com to see all of their other products as well.
What do you think of the side-charging rifles and pistols from Bear Creek Arsenal?