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A*B Arms’ Media Event at Panthera Training Center

By Todd Burgreen

I count myself as fortunate being involved in the gun industry for over 20 years. Not just for the access to firearms and associated accessories, but more importantly for the relationships established and the ability to follow the successes of certain companies/products. A*B Arms is one such endeavor.
A*B Arms recently held a Media Event at Panthera Training Center in Old Fields, WV. Experience has proven that a class act organization such as A*B Arms usually attracts similar company. Event participants included Oakwood Controls, Nightforce Optics, Keystone Sporting Arms, ELEY Ammunition, Viper Holsters and Gorilla Ammunition.

American Built Arms Company was founded in 2010. A*B Arms started out making parts and accessories for the AR-15 rifle. The company branched out to manufacture products for other firearms, such as the IWI TAVOR and AK. The parts quickly gained the attention of industry manufacturers for their quality and price point. A*B Arms then made the decision to go “all in” in terms of the weapon chassis business. After extensive prototyping and testing, A*B Arms arrived at the MOD X. The MOD X is now into its third generation of improvements; i.e., the MOD X Gen 3. A*B Arms has steadily expanded its lineup of models it can offer chassis for, including Mossberg 500, Remington 700, Weatherby Vanguard, Howa and Savage.

MOD X Gen 3

The MOD X Gen 3 delivers on providing a lightweight ergonomic modular stock that allows users to easily configure it as they see fit; i.e., bipod, tactical light, night vision, optics, etc. The MOD X can be used with Remington, Howa and Vanguard actions. Word is, this line up will be expanding soon. The A*B Arms chassis weighs only 3 pounds, 6 ounces thanks to its aluminum construction. It is MIL-SPEC Type III hard-coat anodized. A 1913 scope mounting rail is standard. A 20MOA rail is optional. Another enhancement is an 11.5-inch KeyMod forend that provides for a truly free floated barrel that assists in maximizing inherent rifle accuracy. KeyMod slots are found on three sides of the forend with a standard...

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V22N3 (March 2018)
and was posted online on February 9, 2018

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