XCR v ACR

XCR v ACR

XCR v ACR

The XCR was designed years before the Bushmaster ACR (which stands for Another Copycat Rifle) which appears to be only a slight advancement (if any) over the AR15/M16 from which it heavily borrowed.    The XCR was designed completely from scratch to be better; and it is.  Here’s how.

The XCR has a more reliable and durable operating system.    The XCR has an operating system which has features similar to those of Kalashnikov’s AK47.   It simply has better feeding, cycling, extracting, and ejection than rifles like the M16 and SCAR which are based on the less reliable M16 operating system designed by Stoner.

The XCR’s manual controls are more ergonomic and intuitive.   The XCR has a charging handle that does not reciprocate and is located well away from the top rail so the operator’s hands don’t hit optics and other accessories attached thereto.   The way the ACR’s charging handle connects to the bolt carrier is a weak point.

The XCR’s lower receiver is the serialized part and is made from aluminum.   The XCRs lower receiver is the serialized part and made from aluminum.  The ACR’s lower receiver is plastic and is not the serialized part.

The XCR has a better upper receiver.  The XCR’s upper receiver is not the serialized part so you can change it without buying another firearm.   You cannot do this with the ACR because its upper receiver is the serialized part and is the part most likely to wear or be damaged.  XCR uppers come in 4 lengths with three different rail systems:  Keymod, M-LOK, and Picatinny.   One must only loosen one bolt to remove and replace the barrel.  One must remove the handguard to remove the barrel on the ACR which may require a recalibration of accessories mounted thereon.  Also, the method the ACR uses to attached the barrel is second rate. 

The XCR has a better buttstock.  All the XCR’s structural components are made from metal, including the buttstock.  It not only folds but is adjustable for length and height.  The height can be adjusted via the cheek rest, and also by bolting the stock to the hinge at different heights.   The ACRs stock is plastic.   Slam the but of an ACR hard on the ground and see what happens!

XCR has many caliber conversion kits.  The XCR has more caliber conversion kits than the ACR and it has had them for many years.  What the ACR promised, the  XCR delivered!

The XCR has fantastic looks.   While looks are very subjective, few would say the XCR does not have fantastic looks.  The ACR looks large and fat in comparison.  The XCR is a smaller package from top to bottom and form side to side.  It is sleeker from any angle.

The XCR is less expensive.  The XCR is less expensive though it is made from better materials.   Plastic is cheap and for toys.  The XCR is made to last a very long time.  It should be priced higher than the ACR.

XCR, the Superior Battle Rifle

XCR v SIG MCX

XCR v SIG MCX

XCR v SIG MCX VIRTUS

The XCR was designed years before the SIG MCX which appears to be only a slight improvement (if any) over the AR15/M16 from which it heavily borrowed.  The XCR was completely designed from scratch to be better; and it is.  Here’s how.

The XCR’s manual controls are more ergonomic and intuitive.   The XCR has a charging handle that does not reciprocate and is located well away from the top rail so the operator’s hands don’t hit optics and other accessories attached thereto.   The SIG has an AR15/M16 style charging handle that forces the operator to take his eyes off the target to hand cycle the firearm.  The XCR also has a more intuitively placed bolt catch.

The XCR has a more reliable and durable operating system.    The XCR has an operating system which has features similar to those of Kalashnikov’s AK47.   It simply has better feeding, cycling, extracting, and ejection than rifles like the M16 and SIG MCX which are based on the less reliable AR15 operating system designed by Stoner.

The XCR has a better upper receiver.  The XCR has a receiver made from one piece of aluminum.   This one-piece upper receiver ensures that the barrel and the rail systems are always completely and perfectly aligned.  It also has a patented quick-change barrel system that allows the barrel to be quickly changed without removing the handguard rail system.   To remove the barrel of the SIG MCX, the hand guard containing the rail system with accessories must first be removed and then two bolts must be removed.   When removing the handguard, accessories attached to the handguard may have to be recalibrated.  The barrel of the XCR can be removed and replaced in under 3 minutes.  Furthermore, the XCR’s barrel mounting system ensures the barrel is installed exactly where it was before it was removed for no loss of zero!

The XCR has a better buttstock.  All the XCR’s structural components are made from metal, including the buttstock.  It not only folds but is adjustable for length and height.  The height can be adjusted via the cheek rest, and by bolting the stock to the hinge at different heights.   The SIG MCX stock does not have nearly the adjustability.

XCR has many caliber conversion kits.  The XCR has more caliber conversion kits than the SIG MCX and it has had them for many years.

The XCR is made in the US by a private company owned by US citizens.   The XCR was designed and built with no government assistance by a truly patriotic company.  If you want to support local innovation instead of making foreign conglomerates wealthy, choose the XCR.

XCR, the Superior Battle Rifle

XCR v SCAR

XCR v SCAR

 

XCR v SCAR

The XCR is what the SCAR (Special Forces Corruptly Acquired Rifle) was meant to be.  Robinson Armament with its innovative designs was instrumental in getting the SCAR program going, but USSOCOM didn’t even bother to test Robinsons SCAR samples over a minor technicality.   Enough said.  Here’s some of the ways the XCR beats the SCAR.  You may find more.

The XCR’s manual controls are more ergonomic and intuitive.   The XCR has a charging handle that does not reciprocate and is located well away from the top rail so the operator’s hands don’t hit optics and other accessories attached thereto.   This cannot be said of the SCAR.  The XCR also has a better bolt catch.

The XCR has a more reliable and durable operating system.    The XCR has an operating system which has features similar to those of Kalashnikov’s AK47.   It simply has better feeding, cycling, extracting, and ejection than rifles like the M16 and SCAR which are based on the less reliable M16 operating system designed by Stoner.

The XCR has a better trigger.   A firearms trigger is very important for accuracy with stationary and moving targets.  The XCR comes out of the box with a durable two-stage trigger.   Many who buy the SCAR find they must replace the SCAR trigger with an aftermarket trigger.

The XCR has lower recoil.   Our customers cannot believe how mild the recoil of the XCR is (even the XCR-M .308).   The SCAR on the other hand has more recoil.   There are reports of the SCAR damaging optics from the recoil or flex of the upper receiver.

The XCR’s lower receiver is the serialized part and is made from aluminum.   The XCRs lower receiver is the serialized part and made from aluminum.  The SCAR’s lower receiver is plastic and is not the serialized part.

The XCR has a better upper receiver.  The XCR’s upper receiver is not the serialized part so you can change it without buying another firearm.   You cannot do this with the SCAR because its upper receiver is the serialized part and is the part most likely to wear or be damaged.  XCR uppers come in 4 lengths with three different rail systems:  Keymod, M-LOK, and Picatinny.   One must only loosen one bolt to remove and replace the barrel.  One must remove 6 bolts on the SCAR.  Oh, and the XCR-s upper receiver is machined from one solid piece of aluminum.

The XCR has a better buttstock.  All the XCR’s structural components are made from metal, including the buttstock.  It not only folds but is adjustable for length and height.  The height can be adjusted via the cheek rest, and also by bolting the stock to the hinge at different heights.   The SCAR stock is plastic and often fails.

The XCR uses common magazines.   The XCR uses standard AR15/M16 magazines for its 5.56 model (the XCR-L).  For its .308 model (the XCR-M), it uses the  SR-25 pattern magazines which is the standard for .308 auto-loading rifles.   They are made by  many manufacturers.   The SCAR Light was designed to use AR15/M16 mags, but they didn’t work well enough so they made a special mag for it.  Likewise, the SCAR Heavy uses a proprietary magazine.

XCR has many caliber conversion kits.  The XCR has more caliber conversion kits than the SCAR and it has had them for many years.

The XCR has fantastic looks.   While looks are very subjective, few would say the XCR does not have fantastic looks.  The SCAR looks like three or four people designed different parts of it and just stuck them together.  The XCR is a smaller package from top to bottom and form side to side.  It is sleeker from any angle.

The XCR is less expensive.  The XCR is much less expensive though it is made from better materials.   Plastic is cheap and for toys.  The XCR is made to last a very long time.  It should be priced higher than the SCAR.

The XCR is made in the US by a private company owned by US citizens.   The XCR was designed and built with no government assistance by a truly patriotic company.  If you want to support local innovation instead of making foreign conglomerates wealthy, choose the XCR.

 

XCR, the Superior Battle Rifle

QVO_Tactical XCR Review

QVO_Tactical XCR Review

Here is QVO Tactical’s initial review of the XCR-L Pistol from Robinson Armament! Big thanks to Robinson, Ventura Munitions, Tyler and Anhie for helping out to get this review for you all. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for watching and make sure to watch the bloopers at the end, they’re good!

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Carbine Magazine: Robinson Armament XCR

Carbine Magazine: Robinson Armament XCR

Let me start by professing my affection for the AR platform. My safe is stacked with AR variants chambered in .22LR, 5.56 NATO, .300 BLK and .308 Win. Some are stock, others are modified, and I have assembled a few from choice components. My adoration is due to the platform’s ergonomics, modularity and accessories galore.

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Keymod v. M-LOK

Keymod v. M-LOK

Which is best for the XCR? We get asked this question all the time so we decided to attempt to answer it here.

First of all both are good rail systems. However, there are advantages and disadvantages of each.

Please refer to all three images as you read this. As you can see from the first image, the M-LOK Upper Receiver is wider and taller. If you prefer a narrower, smoother, and lighter handguard, Keymod is better.

Why is the M-LOK Upper wider? Refer to the 2nd and 3rd images. It’s wider because Keymod accessories mount perfectly flush with the inside of the Upper. In the 2nd image a BCM Gunfighter Grip is attached. Notice how elegantly it attaches! Now look at image 3. Attached there is an Magpul M-LOK accessory. The little nuts and bolts protrude into the upper receiver. This is why the M-LOK Upper is wider. If it were narrower, the nuts would make it so the XCR’s barrel could not be removed without first removing the accessory.

There have been some claims made that the M-LOK is stronger than Keymod and accessories attach to it more accurately. The first claim may be true, but the Keymod is more than strong enough. The second claim is false. Accessories attach to Keymod more accurately than they do to M-LOK. They Keymod mounting hardware simply positions the accessories more accurately than the M-LOK mounting nuts. We hope that this post is helpful. Both systems are very good.

Robinson XCR – SCAR Killer?

Robinson XCR – SCAR Killer?

Что такое “военный карабин” по-американски? Чем он примечателен и в чём главные отличия от AR-системы? В своём обзоре я попытался понять, что интересного заложено в карабины Robinson. И, как оказалось, не мало.

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Video: Chris Bartocci Explains the XCR

Video: Chris Bartocci Explains the XCR

Watch Chris Bartocci from Small Arms Solutions give a detailed walkthrough with the XCR. In the video below, you’ll see a full breakdown of this extremely versatile weapon system.

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XCR-L Builder Live

Our customers have long known that the XCR is the best tactical rifle available.  Because of of the sheer number of options available for the XCR-L & M, it’s been difficult to convey what uppers, calibers, barrel lengths, etc. are compatible.  We now have links to Builders for both models on our home page.  The Builders allow you to build and price the XCR of your dreams.

Please note that the Builders are a work in progress.

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