Bravo Company is known for producing some of the highest-quality ARs. In the upcoming October 2014 issue of SPECIAL WEAPONS FOR MILITARY & POLICE, author Jorge Amselle goes hands on with its latest creation, the HSP Jack Carbine, which was born from a collaboration with Travis Haley.
Amselle writes, “Bravo Company teamed up with Haley Strategic Partners (HSP), an advanced training and operations company founded by Travis Haley, a Force Reconnaissance Marine combat veteran. Haley also served as a special operations and security contractor, and was the founder and CEO of Magpul’s training division.
“The Jack Carbine is a semi-automatic, direct-impingement AR chambered in 5.56mm NATO with a custom-designed mid-length gas system. HSP and BCM worked together to tune the gas system for maximum reliability. A mid-length gas tube reduces the amount of gas and fouling that goes back into the chamber to operate the bolt, helping to reduce wear and tear on internal parts as well as perceived recoil.
“The 14.5-inch barrel has a 1-in-7-inch twist rate and is made from certified mil-spec 11595E steel with a standard government profile. A BCM Gunfighter compensator is permanently welded to establish a legal minimum 16-inch overall barrel length. This tactical compensator is a marked improvement over the standard A2-style flash suppressor and features tuned slots and interior cones that significantly reduce recoil and muzzle rise while also almost eliminating the rifle’s flash signature. The design also minimizes the usual disruptive-to-team-members side blast produced by most compensators.
“The 10-inch, one-piece aluminum Geissele SMR MK1 handguard free-floats the barrel and is very thin and ergonomic with smooth sides. There is a full length of Picatinny rail on top and removable rail sections at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions.”