The Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR) is the culmination of the united efforts of Remington Arms Company, Bushmaster Firearms International and Magpul Industries to bring the innovative Magpul Masada concept to market.
Unlike many weapons of its type, the Masada was not designed around a government solicitation or specification sheet, but was independently funded by Magpul and developed from the ground up in Boulder, Colorado. Six operational prototypes were molded, analyzed, built and test-fired in preparation for their public debut at the 2007 SHOT Show.
These original prototypes featured a modular and tool-less system to allow for rapid reconfigurable length, caliber, magazine compatibility, stock type, and fire-control to adapt to the mission at hand. This modularity forms an integral part of the ACR system combining a gas-piston operating system; tool-less, quick-change barrel system; multi-adjustable folding stock (optional) and integrated storage.
This unique firearm concept is contained in a package with the familiar feel of the M16/M4 series of weapons allowing for a natural transition with minimal re-training. The ACR platform represents the fusion of ground-breaking design and world class manufacturing to create an advanced weapon system for military, law-enforcement and civilian shooters.
As the concept originator, Magpul looks forward to leveraging our strength in ergonomic optimization to offer continued accessory enhancements for the Remington/Bushmaster ACR system. Scheduled for release the first half of 2010.