Sometimes Smaller is Better; The Black Collar Arms Pork Sword is a New Petite Chassis

This Pork Sword build is one of the most capable and versatile little platforms that I have ever messed around with.

As long-range shooting takes over the shooting world by storm, there are new niches opening up within the madness. Black Collar Arms has found theirs by making a tiny chassis that caters to bolt-action pistol builds that are long-range capable. This chassis is called the Pork Sword. A strange name, but it allows them to engrave one of my now favorite logos on all of these chassis; a flying boar with a sword. They chose this name for this chassis because of their demographic and some of the applications for this product that they see there. In Texas, there are many feral hogs that need to be managed, and they see this as the perfect firearm for that. After playing around with my Pork Sword, the pistol build which I have slapped into it has quickly become one of my favorite firearms.

These chassis are extremely modular, consisting of the main chassis, the forend of the chassis (which they dubbed the “FARend” or “Forward Accessory Rod”), the brace or buttstock, and grip. The Pork Sword comes with many options among these parts such as different Cerakote options, left or right-handed chassis configurations, 8-12″ FARend length, and countless options for the grip and brace/buttstock. Currently, they are still adding more to the list with new accessories in development for the Pork Sword which includes handguards, the “Stock Option”, and new inlets for different actions. Even still, if you dive into it, you can end up way down the rabbit hole once you start asking the boys at Black Collar Arms about customizing your Pork Sword.

There are a ton of different companies represented here including Black Collar Arms and their Pork Sword Chassis, Preferred Barrel blanks, Atibal rifle scopes, Remington, SB Tactical, FAB Defense, Harris and Timney to name a few.

Assembling the Pork Sword

Because of its simplicity, assembling the pork sword is extremely easy. If you are not up for turning a few bolts, you can opt to buy an assembled firearm from Black Collar Arms instead. That said, the only things I had to do to drop my pistol into the chassis was un-box the chassis, bolt the grip on with one bolt, followed by bolting the action into the chassis by using the two action screws included with the Pork Sword. These action screws happen to also be standard 1″ AR15 grip screws, so you can get them practically anywhere in case you somehow lose one. Finally, attach your brace or buttstock (if you have the proper paperwork or barrel length) to the M1913 Picatinny rail located above the grip. After you have done this, you are ready to go shoot your newly assembled pork sword.

The FARend bolts onto the front Picatinny rail and provides almost endless attachment options. Here, you can also see the front QD sling attachment point.

Construction and Features

The Pork Sword chassis is CNC Machined from 7075-T651 billet aircraft aluminum that is domestically sourced out of Texas. The chassis comes standard with a Mil-Spec Type III Hardcoat Anodized finish with Cerakote options available. The FARend features M-Lok attachments on the 3,6 and 9 o’clock positions, allowing optimal attachment locations and placement of any of your favorite accessories. There was a lot of thought put into the design of the Pork Sword, as is evident from the many configurations available and the ability to fit any standard AR15 grip. The chassis utilizes AICS pattern magazines, but I would recommend a metal one, as I found the polymer magazine’s beefier feed lips to drag on the bolt. However, you can sand the feed lips on magazines that drag on the bolt if you so choose to go that route. All of these features and the Pork sword also finds room to have front and rear QD sling sockets and an M1913 Picatinny rail located in front of the magazine well for the attachment of barricade stops, bipods or whatever else you might want there.

I have been hinting pretty hard toward the pork sword being for pistol builds, which I think it is best fit for, but you can also equip the pork sword with a 12″ FARend and a buttstock and slap a long-gun into this chassis with great results. This is a totally different build, but the options are endless for what can be done.

On my Pork Sword, I have the 8″ FARend option which is a perfect match with my barrel length.

Results From my Testing

As with all firearm builds, your accuracy is typically only as good as the quality of the components you build it with. For my pistol, I used a stainless Remington 700 receiver with a 308 size bolt face. The barrel I used is manufactured in Utah by Preferred Barrel Blanks and was a 1:7 twist 6mm creed prefit utilizing a BugNut barrel nut. On the barrel, I slapped a Rebel Silencers SOS450 suppressor (it is currently the only one I have received the blessing from the government to own) which took most of the blast out of this tiny little 11″ barrel. I used a Timney Elite Hunter trigger and an SB Tactical FS1913 pistol brace, topping it all off with an Atibal X rifle scope.

The 108 Grain ELD-M ammunition from Hornady was a perfect match with this long-range pistol.

Now, the first three rounds that I fired out of this build landed in a 0.68″ group at 100 yards. I found the best accuracy using factory Hornady 108 grain ELD-M ammunition, which held a consistent sub 3/4 MOA. Because short-barreled rifles chambered in modern centerfire cartridges are so rare, these pistol’s capabilities are pretty unknown, but I would call this outstanding performance even for a full-sized rifle!

The velocity with factory Hornady 108g 6mm Creedmoor out of this short barrel was 2339 fps without the suppressor and right at 2400 with the suppressor. At my elevation, it will stay Supersonic to 1100 yards!

As I mentioned, the accuracy of a firearm is only as good as the components that it is made up of, but the precision of the Black Collar Arms Pork Sword Chassis is definitely a contributor. I did not need to glass bed the action or do any custom fitting work in order to achieve a perfect fit.

The magazine paddle release is ergonomic to operate as well as low profile, a rare combination. Also pictured: The Timney Elite Hunter Trigger, set at a crisp 1.5 pounds.

Final Verdict

I have had more fun with the Pork Sword build than with almost any other gun. The ballistics from these short barrels are far better than one would think. For example, this 6 Creedmoor will stay supersonic with this factory Hornady 108 grain ELD-M ammunition to just over 1,000 yards and carry over 300 ft/lbs of energy to that distance. I think this chassis and the trend that it is setting has the potential to evolve the long-range shooting game that we know today. In the end, this is an outstanding product for a great price and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in a fun little build. Here is a video of me shooting the 6 Creed 632 yards.

Specifications:

  • Accepts Remington 700 footprint short actions
  • machined from 7075-T651 billet aircraft aluminum
  • 13.6 ounces
  • Mil-Spec Type III Hardcoat Anodized (standard — Cerakote options available)
  • Accepts any AR15 pistol grip
  • Accepts any M1913 Picatinny rail-compatible pistol stabilizing brace or shoulder stock
  • Accepts AICS pattern, single-stack magazines
  • two front Picatinny rails for barrier stop, bipod, angled or vertical forward grip, and/or Black Collar Arms FARend or handguard adapter
  • 8″ or 12″ FARend options available (2.5 and 3.8 oz respectively)
  • Ambidextrous QD sling sockets front and rear
  • uses standard, 1-inch AR15 grip screws (1/4 x 28 thread) for the front and rear action screws and for the grip (two are included in your order)
  • designed and manufactured in Texas from domestic aluminum

Here are some reasons from Black Collar Arms for why a bolt action pistol is advantageous:

  • Handy size and lighter weight without the expense, complication, or restrictions of a short-barreled rifle
  • Very quiet for the shooter when suppressed compared to most semi-autos
  • Hunting-related restrictions on loaded rifles in vehicles do not apply to handguns
  • Enjoy additional and/or extended hunting season dates in many states
  • Just as accurate as a bolt action rifle. In many cases, improved barrel stiffness can ​increase
    ​ accuracy and reduce heat-related point of impact shift. 185 grain ​Federal Gold Medal Berger Juggernaut .308​ is supersonic to about 930 yards from a 10-inch barrel (muzzle velocity about 2,175 fps).
  • Simplified ownership and legality in restrictive states and localities compared to semi-auto rifles or handguns
  • It’s cool and it’s fun! No, seriously, these are so incredibly fun to shoot. Pull your Pork Sword Pistol out of your backpack, unfold that brace, plop down on the bipod, and make accurate hits beyond 800 yards from a 10-inch pistol? Yes, please.

Click HERE to check out the Pork Sword for yourself.

***Buy and Sell on GunsAmerica! All Local Sales are FREE!***

About the author: Riley Baxter is an avid and experienced hunter, shooter, outdoorsman, and he’s worked in the backcountry guiding for an outfitter. He also get’s a lot of enjoyment out of building or customizing his firearms and equipment. Check out Riley’s Instagram @Shooter300

{ 19 comments… add one }
  • Jake November 6, 2019, 8:52 pm

    Seriously? They named it the pork sword? They can name the next chassis the skeet cannon.

  • Joe Blow November 6, 2019, 9:41 am

    Which barrel did you get from preferred? Remage or savage style? Then just had to tell them you were planning on using the bugnut?

    • Riley Baxter November 7, 2019, 12:57 pm

      I’m not sure what you mean by “Remage or savage style” in this case, but I had to get a Remage barrel due to it being mounted to a Remington. I specified with them that i would be using a BugNut and they sent that and a wrench for it in my package.

  • Black Collar Arms November 4, 2019, 9:16 pm

    For us, it was the pistol stabilizing brace that greatly upped the appeal of “large format pistols.” Rifle capability in a significantly smaller, lighter, and handier, yet still stable, controllable, and accurate package.

  • Norm Fishler November 4, 2019, 2:12 pm

    Did I miss it? What, no price listed? That to me invariably means, “Stop by the bank and arrange for a loan!”

    • Black Collar Arms November 4, 2019, 9:11 pm

      Chassis starts at $299.99 and complete pistols at $899.99 👍

      • Michael Christensen November 5, 2019, 6:09 pm

        Not as bad as I thought they would be

  • Todd November 4, 2019, 10:46 am

    Make me think of my least-favorite exercise in custom automotive design….. That pox upon society of the ridiculously expressed “Rat Rod”.

    I see not a single redeeming aspect to the ultimate execution of an otherwise worthwhile concept shown here.

    Another word comes to mind when viewing it – “Tweaker”.

    Todd.

    • Riley Baxter November 7, 2019, 12:59 pm

      I’m sorry that you can’t see the value and versatility of this product. It apparently is not for everyone as i had thought.

  • Walleye November 4, 2019, 10:37 am

    The muzzies will not approve of the name for this interesting gun, and that’s fine with me.
    Couldn’t tell from the pictures if this is a short barreled rifle ($200 tax stamp), or sporting a folding arm brace.

    • True Pearce November 5, 2019, 3:19 pm

      It’s a pistol with a folding brace. No tax stamp and no permission needed to leave your state.

  • Bob November 4, 2019, 9:50 am

    Hey guys what about designing a custom back pack for these pistols that securely holds these pistols and some extra mags, suppressor pocket, camel back hydration pocket, data book, binos, Otis cleaning kit. like the picture that shows it in a pack. Only this one designed for these pistols. And YES with the Outstanding logo.

  • Bob November 4, 2019, 9:40 am

    Totally Bad Ass!! What an AWSOME concept.

  • PB- dave November 4, 2019, 9:33 am

    lets move the trigger forward and make the pistol grip more substantial , then….. we could have a real XP100…….

    What’s the name of the name these days ? make something no one else has ?
    Other than disassemble and fit in a shoe box, how is this better than a scout rifle platform ?

    ” nail 2 things together that have never been nail together before, and some schmuck will buy it…” george carlin

  • Carroll Hale III November 4, 2019, 8:52 am

    Seems to me that all things old are new again… Anybody here remember the Remington XP-100? Same basic principle, minus the box magazine and expensive chassis. I had one chambered in 7mm BR and used it to good effect in the IHMSA Unlimited Big Bore division. It was a ridiculously accurate pistol, too, and would group 3/4 MOA or less all day long.

  • Tom November 4, 2019, 6:30 am

    Long range pistol… That’s like jumbo shrimp!

Leave a Comment

Send this to a friend