Talk:BCM rifle series
How to properly identify BCM rifles
Anybody mind if I correct the terminology that we're using on this page? The page right now is full of errant descriptions that are incorrect for describing the Bravo Company Mfg rifle line. What I propose is that we start by dividing the page into the following sections:
There are other barrel lengths (and thus, other rifle URGs) that BCM manufactures, but these are the only three that we've seen in any movies/TV shows so far. However, keep in mind that while these are the most common shorthand nomenclatures, BCM themselves use a more complicated nomenclature on their web site to describe their rifle/URG product lines. This nomenclature is based on a combination of barrel length, barrel profile, handguard type, and (most recently) upper receiver type.
For an example of how BCM's nomenclature works, let's start with the BCM rifles that appear in the movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters:
The rifles used in the movie appear to be BCM Reece-14 ELW KMR-A13s painted white. How this classification works:
- Reece-14: Means that the upper receiver group has the 14.5" M4 barrel length; BCM uses only integers to name uppers. (e.g. a BCM upper receiver group with an 11.5" barrel is called a "Reece-11", and an upper with a 16" barrel is called a "Reece-16".)
- ELW: Means that the rifle has the Enhanced Lightweight Profile barrel, which is a barrel that has reduced width in certain locations (specifically, just behind the muzzle device) to reduce weight. I note that the picture from Xtreme Props suggests that the rifle has a thinner profile behind the muzzle, so I'm pretty sure it's an ELW barrel.
- KMR-A13: Means that the rifle is fitted with BCM's proprietary KMR-Alpha-series KeyMod handguard in a 13" length. (The equivalent in M-LOK is called "MCMR-13".)
For another example, here's a picture of my own BCM rifle:
My rifle is a MK2 Reece-14 ELW MCMR-13: "MK2" because I have the new MK2 upper receiver with the shortened forward assist and reinforced left side, "Reece-14" because my barrel length is 14.5" (disclaimer: with pinned muzzle device), "ELW" because my rifle has the Enhanced Light Weight barrel profile, and "MCMR-13" because I have a 13" M-LOK handguard.
- I misspoke on one point: "Reece-11" refers to a BCM AR pistol with an 11.5" barrel and then a stabilizing brace. "CQB-11" is indeed the correct terminology for an SBR configuration with the same Reece-11-style upper, but a collapsible stock. (e.g. the BCM rifles that are currently appearing on Hawaii Five-0 are indeed called CQB-11s.) -MT2008 (talk) 11:19, 5 April 2020 (EDT)