Introducing the Adcor BEAR: a next-generation carbine that could be the Army's next weapon of choice

  • Brown developed several features, including a dust cover that keeps debris from entering a critical part of the firearm, ambidextrous controls and a gas piston system that keeps the gun cleaner and reduces the number of needed cleanings.
Brown developed several features, including a dust cover that… (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore…)
May 15, 2012|Gus G. Sentementes

Here's a new topic area for BaltTech: Guns.

Specifically, Adcor Industries BEAR automatic rifle. I wrote a story today where I covered Adcor, a Baltimore company, has designed a cutting-edge automatic rifle that's currently in the middle of a major Army competition that could replace the M4 carbine (a cousin of the M16.)

I toured Adcor's office and machining facility last week, with the owner, Jimmy Stavrakis, and Michael Brown, the inventor of the BEAR. (BEAR stands for Brown Enhanced Automatic Rifle.) Adcor's main business for the last dozen years or so has been selling and equipping major bottling machines to big customers, such asCoca-Colaand Coors. But a few years ago, they thought they could build a better M4.

Watch the video first, then go read about Adcor's efforts as the "new kid on the block" in the nation's small arms industry.

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