Late in 2014, I reviewed the Troy PAR. This is a fantastic concept. While the Sporting Rifle is clearly derived from the AR-15 platform, its basic action is driven by a pump. When I think of pump rifles, I think of the old rimfires popular before the Great Depression. This pup rifle couldn’t be any more contemporary. It shoots straight. The action is incredibly reliable, and the thin stock, with its locking cams, will keep you amused for hours. It is so well thought out that I found myself playing with it more than with the rifle itself.
And now the design will be shipping in 300 Blackout and .308. This expands the versatility of the hunting gun, giving even more options for where (and for what) the rifle can be used. It is a 50 state legal system that’s bound to build as more people get their hands on them. A rifle with the same diehard reliabilty of a pump shotgun, and one that shoots sub-MOA? Forget the 50 state legal draw–I think this gun will eat away at the market for old-fashioned bolt guns.
And if hunting guns don’t do it for you, I bet the PDW will. This is one of the tightest designs I’ve seen from anyone at the SHOT Show, and it is an increasingly common design. If you’re willing to go the extra mile for an SBR, Troy should be high on your list. Their collapsible M7A1 PDW Stock system is easy to operate, and still strong enough to actually stand up to hard use. It requires a new tube, but the changes are worth the conversion process, as it allows the stock to collapse almost all the way down to the end of the reciever. It is an incredibly compact package, and one that’s easily concealable under a coat.
Troy continues to make furniture, sights, magazines, and forends, too. We’ll be doing more coverage with them in the near future and will have more on the PDW stock and the AK forends, so stay tuned for more.