Another interesting question popped up on the old B-ARFCOM the other day. The poster asked the question above. This really got my gears turning because a lot has happened since 2010. Howard and I discussed this for a good hour Friday night and both came to the same conclusion. He was originally going to write about it but I think he forgot but I’m sure he will add to this later.
First lets take a look at what the BARFCOM user offered up as what he thought was the most influential.
What do you think has been the most important, innovative or game changing thing the firearms community has seen since 2010?
Some random stuff I thought of:
SilencerShop Kiosk (made attaining suppressors very easy for many people)
E-File Form 1s
Freedom Files/ 3D printed firearms
Delta P Brevis 3D printed suppressors
Magpul D60 (reliable drum mag)
Geissele Super Precision mount
JP Silent Capture Spring
Some of this stuff may have already been around, kinda hard to tell sometimes.
What are your suggestion? (other than beowulf X
Ok so , no offense to the original poster but most of those are dumb.
The 300 blk out has been around since the 90s under its real name ,the J.D Jones made .300Whisper. It’s also not really all that game changing.
The MLOK is certainly in the running. There is a real trend of going to the thinner more streamlined FF hand guards and away from quad rails. Personal opinion on the phasing out of the rails aside, this is not going to reverse.
Binary triggers. I’m not even going to humor that suggestion.
Pistol Braces. Now we get to it. There has been a super nova level explosion in use and popularity of the pistol brace. It has given people the ability to have a not-SBR that essentially gives you the same flexibility and compactness. And look how far the designs of the braces have come? We went from a rubber deal that wasn’t easily adjustable to something that acts just like a REDACTED. We haven’t really seen anything that has opened up more potential for users than the AR15 pistol brace.
The 3D printed stuff certainly has been a huge step forward but has not hit the wide appeal and use of the pistol brace. That may change int he next 10 years depending on a few factors that make politicians nervous.
Suppressors have had a huge jump in popularity, but they have been around a very long time. And while lots of hardcore gun people use and own them, they are not “mainstream” enough compared to the pistol brace. If they were not NFA items them that would have been a different story.
The D60. No. That is abusrd.
The rest of the list reads just like the OP’s favorites. Not realistically in the running.
As for guns, I don’t think any thing has come out in firearms to be distinct enough and new enough to move the needle much. The Ar15 pistol goes along with the brace. The two rose together.
Let us know what your vote is for. It doesn’t have to be anything listed already and hopefully Howard will edit his thoughts in this evening.