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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.