Brown Bear Armory of Orange County CA, traveled across the country to get to the BDU Epic Shoot in Savannah. They certainly didn’t waste their time traveling or in quarantine during the last year. They spent the last year hand-building American-made high-end AK rifles.
Their rifles range from the Bravo 47 model with an MSRP of $2499 up to full custom models beginning at ~$4500. As I said the rifles are made from all American parts with a 4150 steel receiver and cold-forged barrel. The Titanium Nitride bolt carrier and trigger results in a smoother action and longer service life.
After shooting the Grizzly model I can without hesitation say these are not your standard AK’s. They are amazingly slick, smooth, and balanced like no AK I’ve ever shot. So, for anyone interested in AK’s you owe it to yourself to check out Brown Bear Armory and be on the lookout for new things that are coming.
About the author:Jeff Cramblit is a world-class competitive shooter having won medals at both the 2012 IPSC World Shotgun Championship in Hungary and more recently the 2017 IPSC World Rifle Championship in Russia. He is passionate about shooting sports and the outdoors. He has followed that passion for over 30 years, hunting and competing in practical pistol, 3gun, precision rifle and sporting clays matches. Jeff is intimately familiar with the shooting industry – competitor, instructor, RO, range master, match director. Among his training credits include NRA Instructor, AR-15 armorer, FBI Rifle Instructor, and Officer Low Light Survival Instructor. As a sponsored shooter, Jeff has represented notable industry names such as: Benelli, 5.11 Tactical, Bushnell, Blackhawk, DoubleStar, and Hornady. He has been featured on several of Outdoor Channel’s Shooting Gallery episodes and on a Downrange TV series. Jeff’s current endeavors cover a broad spectrum and he can be found anywhere from local matches helping and encouraging new shooters as they develop their own love of the sport, to the dove field with his friends, a charity sporting clays shoot, backpack hunting public land in Montana, or the winners podium of a major championship.