Thursday, May 3, 2012

Brownells Career Fair 2012

I had the opportunity to attend the Brownells Gunsmith Career Fair this past weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. Many big name companies from the firearms industry were in attendance, including Hornady, Barrett, Ron Powers, STI, DSA, Jard, Les Baer, Lauer Custom, and the ever-effervescent Sharon Dressel.

I took a few pictures while I was there, but it was not my first priority. Hope you enjoy.

The Barrett MRAD with a BORS:

 The Noreen Bad News in .338 Lapua Magnum or .300 Win Mag

Note the KNS pins holding the receiver together. This simplifies machining by eliminating the detent housings.

Note the redesigned bolt lug shape. Also: The side charging handle.

An adjustable, dual position gas block. Each of the two positions is individually adjustable.

An identical manual of arms.

 Peter Noreen, the designer of the firearm. He was gracious enough to answer many questions about the Bad News and share his vast knowledge of firearms design.
The rear half of the bolt carrier is made of aluminum for light weight, with a polymer bushing for smooth operation.

This is the end that is 'Bad News' to the bad guys.

The American Pistolsmiths Guild showed up with a beautiful cut-away 1911 that shows the interactions between all of the parts.

There were many others present, unfortunately I did not have the presence of mind to take more pictures. Ahh well, next year,

Thank you Frank and Pete Brownell for the opportunity to meet with so many great people and for taking such good care of us over the weekend.

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