Chuck Norris has to maintain a concealed weapon license in all 50 states in order to legally wear pants.
So sweet, great choice
Very nice - Congrats!
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" Edmund Burke
Nice compact blaster !
"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one perhaps of the Right, and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can 'throw the rascals out' at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy"
Prof. Carroll Quigley 1966
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Here's my XCR family pics.
I weighed them on my bathroom scale which only reads to the 1/2 pound. All weights are as pictured with a loaded mag and all accessories. The micro checked in at 9.0 pounds (felt lighter), the SF at 10.0 and the SPR at 10.0.
I demand details on the middle one.
There's so many things that appeal to me about the XCR. I don't want to get into the owners politics, but I like that it's designed and built in the US. I like the FAL style charging handle and bolt release. It looks heavy but apparently weighs less than the ACR.
I've just heard bad things about the extractor and the way the barrel is held in place.
Is it reliable? Is it accurate? It seems that the XCR owners all say yes, and the non owners say no. Who to believe...
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Kein Mitleid Für Die Mehrheit
What Happened to the American dream? It came true. You're looking at it.
The middle one is an SF configuration. It uses the standard barrel and gas system on the mini upper. It saves a few ounces of weight, but more importantly for me, moves the center of balance rearward. RA has a new lighter weight op rod as well which would shave some weight, but I haven't upgraded to it, yet.
The scope is a Trijicon TR in Burris med rings. This gives a cheek weld and height above bore similar to the AR.
I think it is the ejector, not extractor that some worry about. The extractor is good sized and real similar to an AK. The ejector is bolted in but mine have never come loose. Apparently all new guns have loctite applied to these bolts. VB has his welded. If it bothers you, you can check them when you clean or have them welded.
I have never had a problem with the barrel attachment. Torque to spec and forget about it. For a while I was routinely switching barrels and never had one loosen.
I like RA in that they are pretty receptive to customer input. The SF is a result of customer input. They are working on getting an SF model with the gas block right in front of the rail to save some more weight and better looks, according to some. Apparently this set up is having some teething problems with ripping cases under extraction.
I like the SCAR, but it is too pricey for me and I don't think it will be near as easy to get spare parts.
I will probably get an ACR down the road as it continues to get developed and the price drops. If the price never gets below 2K, then I will get something else.
If you get a chance to shoot an XCR, I think you will like it. It combines a lot of nice features, eats anything from about any mag that will lock in place.
i had my extractor fly out the gun upon firing it the first time. Robarms fedex'd me a new extractor assembly within 3 days. But i think they have a woman assembling these things so that would explain it.
That said, it was the only failure of any kind since ive bought it, around 800 rounds so far. No cleaning just some motor oil. Hasn't exactly been babied either, never did their so called "break in", been mostly in the truck around the farm shooting varmints.
Its a newer model 18.5" HBAR
-Ergos are sweet, love the FAL style charging handle, with AR style controls
-The bolt release is nice and solid, works well. Ambi safety.
-KISS construction, very easy to fieldstrip. AK style system, everything is well thought out and dissembles easily for cleaning.
-Monolithic reciever, mount optics anywhere you want
-Very solidly built, no play between upper/lower
-Adjustable gas system
-Trigger is nice and crisp
-Front heavy due to its design
-Cut-out rail system instead of full milspec rails like KAC or DD
-Rail system is a bit short for my long arms, needs another 3" of rail
-Front takedown pin has a small hair pin type means of pin retention, rather than a detent, which has a tendency to come out when dissembling the gun. Easy to loose.
-Need to double check the gun from factory, some small QC issues.
Dunno, if i was in the states i probably wouldnt buy it, rather spend the money on a high-end AR15. But im in Canada and the XCR isnt restricted like the AR15.
What Robinson needs to do is send a few guns out to people like Pat Rogers for T&E. Get em proven.
I'm just kidding, but Terra is a doll, and knows more about the inside of firearms than the vast majority of us on this board.
Although your review is balanced, the gun is proven. Farnam uses his every day teaching his classes and it's hard to get him to shoot anything else.
I've trained in demanding, dirt eating courses more than 15 times and have maybe 5000 rounds through mine over the year or so I've had it. I don't, and wouldn't, use anything else. I'm about to switch it again to 6.8 and take it out after some feral hogs.