“Probably the coolest gun at SHOT Show 2024, Bilson Arms has thrown its hat in the ring with the introduction of the BA-9FC. While this version is semi-automatic, rumor has it that Bilson is working out the kinks on a pump-action version for those of you living in “less semi-automatic gun friendly states.”
The beauty of the BA-9FC is the lack of a rear charging handle. Instead, the gun is charged using the slide rail on the forend (think pump-action shotgun). If there is a faster to action, faster to clear a malfunction AR on the market, I have not seen it. The BA-9FC allows the shooter to keep the rifle shouldered and charge the first round or clear a malfunction with the sights on target. Best of all, the upper will fit any MIL-SPEC AR lower.
If this is not the future of AR technology, I don’t know what is…”
PUBLISHED ON JANUARY 25, 2024 IN FIREARMS
At Bilson Arms, our primary goal is to improve the AR platform while providing safe, efficient, and reliable rifles. In today’s economy, it can be challenging to balance between quality and cost effectiveness, but we believe in our products and know we have designed and manufactured a predictable firearm combined with an impressive look and feel.
Each firearm we build is manufactured right here in our Broussard, Louisiana shop from a manufacturer with over 30 years’ experience. Each firearm and all components have been engineered for safety while being strategically designed for efficiency and enjoyment. We begin the process with our billet lower receiver to provide a solid and stable foundation, and in the end, we couple this with our patent-pending forward charging system. While you can still purchase our BA-15CL, (carbine length AR), we are specializing in our newly released Forward Charging System.
When you purchase the Bilson Arms Forward Charging System, you gain an ability no other AR possesses. The FC enables you to quickly cycle the weapon without moving either of your hands. With an immediate pump of the charging system, you can chamber/clear your weapon without taking your finger off the trigger or your eye off the intended acquisition. By adding our forward charging system to our 15’s and our 9, we’ve created a product line we are proud to keep as a staple in our gun cabinets, and we are certain you will be, too. In addition, we have our upper assemblies with the Forward Charging System available for purchase for your existing rifles.
So how did this concept begin? Ironically, on a shooting range watching someone else in competition. Guns jam, and that can cost valuable time. This got us thinking. Not to minimize the importance of competition shooting, but what if one were in a dangerous situation like a home invasion where a millisecond mattered?
At Bilson Arms, we profoundly believe every citizen has the right to defend themselves in whatever manner they choose. The Bilson Arms Philosophy rests soundly on the premise that should you ever be forced to defend yourself or your loved ones, (or even a stranger for that matter), you should never unnecessarily endanger yourself in the process. This, coupled with our love of guns and hunting, is what led us down the path to the Forward Charging System. To assist us in any safety factors our very own GM is an Army sniper who knows firsthand how imperative it is to have a rifle function properly. We’ve tested our system in a multitude of situations to ensure safety and effectiveness cooperate.
Contact us today and we will set you up with the perfect AR for your lifestyle. The Forward Charging System is the future of the AR!
Bilson Arms is located in Broussard, LA. We take in shop visits by appointment only. Please leave our GM, Jeremy Buhr, a message so he can contact you to schedule a visit!