Black Rain Ordnance BRO Force Skull Rifle – Mission-Driven Innovation

By Kevin Reese
SHOT Show, January 2016
Six part series: Part 6 of 6 : Black Rain Ordnance BRO Force Skull Rifle

Black Rain Ordnance BRO Force Skull Rifle
Black Rain Ordnance Recon Series BRO Force Skull Rifle
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United States -( As an 8-year Marine Corps veteran, I’m fed up – fed up with the hordes of Washington thugs who have deemed time and time again that we’re too stupid to know what’s best for us when it comes to the Second Amendment.

By all appearances, their sole strategy to disarm law abiding American citizens is to simply lob ill-educated, naïve and often ignorant opinions, mandates and proposed legislation into the air hoping enough anti-gun rhetoric will stick and finally reveal the mosaic of a socialist society populated by subjects. Well, I have troubling news for those who deem it appropriate to tell us by what means we can defend ourselves.

The segment of our industry they hate the most continues to grow by leaps and bounds, especially with respect to production of those scary black rifles.

Anyone walking the SHOT Show floor with an ounce of brain activity can see that our tactical segment is alive and well… and I couldn’t be happier! With that in mind, I’m in the mood to really piss some people off by talking about a handful of the “scariest” black rifles at the 2016 SHOT Show had to offer. And by scariest, I mean exceedingly bad ass!

(This will be a series of Six(6) linked articles, the following is number 2 of 6. Click the Next button below for more.)

While not presented in any specific order, take a look at a handful that deserve some serious respect and lots of trigger time!


Black Rain Ordnance BRO Force Skull Rifle Ushers In A Storm Of Mission-Driven Innovation

Last but not least, the Black Rain Ordnance (BRO) Black Rain Ordnance BRO Force Skull Rifle rounds out my A-List of the 2016 SHOT Show’s scariest black rifles and for good reason, it’s among the top rifles I ran into during my adventure.

Black Rain Ordnance BRO Force Skull Rifle
Black Rain Ordnance Recon Series BRO Force Skull Rifle

100% American Made, BRO Recon Series rifles stand out in a crowd… any crowd. The best place to lay a foundation is on bedrock. BRO must agree since the foundation of this Recon Series Rifle is a hardcore billet receiver machined from combat-proven 7075-T6 aluminum. Incidentally, the choice to use T6 is undoubtedly because the T6 tempering process yields the alloy’s optimum strength, making it much stronger than, say, 7075-0.

Black Rain Ordnance BRO Force Skull
Black Rain Ordnance Recon Series BRO Force Skull

The Recon Series BRO Force Skull AR-15’s carrier and bolt boast an electroless nickel boron (NiB) coating designed for ultra-slick operation and premium corrosion resistance. The aggressively styled 15-in. handguard is extruded from rugged 6061 aluminum and precision machined to include MLOK accessory compatibility designed to provide more efficient, mission-ready functionality. For consistent precision accuracy, the BRO Force Skull employs a 16-in. Divot Mid-Length Gas 416R stainless steel barrel, milled flash suppressor, adjustable gas block and a 3-lb. BRO-DIT (drop in trigger) assembly with KNS trigger pin set. For consistently comfortable shooting, the Black Rain Ordnance BRO Force Skull Rifle also boasts an adjustable Magpul UBR stock with adjustable comb and an ergonomically designed MOE grip.

As if the Black Rain Ordnance BRO Force Skull Rifle wasn’t scary enough, you just might drop dead from excitement when you see the ultra-cool “Let It Rain” stamp on the interior of the dust cover and the most insane finish I came across on the SHOT Show floor — haunting translucent skulls!

The Black Rain Ordnance BRO Force Skull Rifle is available in .223/5.56, .300 Blackout and .308.

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Black Rain Ordnance BRO Force Skull Rifle

A Not-So-Scary Wrap-Up

As an obvious disclaimer, AmmoLand is poking fun at scary. While antis bounce around using loose terms like “scary”, “assault” or “clip”, generally because they are ill-educated and have no business discussing topics they know nothing about, or care to learn about for that matter, we had fun using the terms “scary” and “black rifles” as descriptors, by our definition, synonymous with super cool modern sporting rifles! They hate, we love! In fact, we want to see more! I can’t wait to see what the amazing folks hard at work in our firearms industry have in store for us down freedom’s road.

As rifles go, were there others worth talking about? Plenty! But, you’ll have to read about them in another AmmoLand feature in the 2016 SHOT Show series, 5 Rifles that Rocked the 2016 SHOT Show – a combination of more scary-cool rifles, including the mind-blowing FN M249S Semi-Automatic Saw, and other phenomenal classic-style bolt actions. If anything was clear at the 2016 SHOT Show it was that tactical is still alive, well and booming;

…however, I also noticed greater separation between the scores of we’re-just-assembling-parts-and-branding guys and those who are laser focused on improving, innovating and pushing tactical performance limits with rifle systems truly worthy of serious recognition.

Stick around. There is more to come in my 2016 SHOT Show wrap-up…


About Kevin Reese:

Kevin is an award-winning outdoor writer, photographer, videographer, speaker, host of Global Outfitters TV Show’s GO Tips and a Marine Corps veteran. He owns and administers and Main Beam Blog at The Main Beam Blog offers great articles, press releases, outdoor industry news and reviews.