Michael Brown designer of the Adcor BEAR is no longer with the company. His son left, also. Adcor appears they have renamed their gas piston AR15 the Elite A-556. Was his leaving due to the cancellation of the Army's third phase of the IC tests or what? How does this affect the adoption and growth of this outstanding tool as well as getting new technology/best tech. to our hero troops. M4 was always at the bottom of the heap during the testing phases. Powerful lobbying by Colt? The politics in Washington are disgraceful, as it has been of late.