Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bison Armory Will Stock YHM Components!

I just got off the phone with the guys at YHM and we're good to go on YHM parts. We will standardize on YHM for our custom upper builds. I'm working on finding a supplier for 6.8 SPC bolts, and I'll post as soon as we finalize anything.

So there you have it, we will build custom uppers for our customers who want them. If you would like to use parts other than YHM, let us know which manufacturer and which parts and we'll see what we can do. If you like the great stuff made by YHM, then you are good to go!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Barrels Have Been Ordered

I just sent in my order to ER Shaw this morning for both the 18" and the 20" barrels. The 18" barrel will feature the same SPR profile found on the Cardinal Armory barrels, while the 20" will have an SPR profile that accommodates a gas port at either the intermediate or the rifle positions. Price is tentatively set at $175 per barrel, provided that our cost does not go up due to material cost inflation between now and when Shaw starts to make the barrels.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Barrel Profiles

We've decided on barrel profiles for the new batch! Both the 20" and 18" barrels will have an SPR profile. The 18" barrel will have a mid-length gas port, while the 20" barrel will be able to accept a gas port at both the intermediate as well as the rifle positions, depending on buyer preference. We will supply the gas tubes for all of these gas-port locations.

For pre-orders, please email!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Here are some answers to some common questions that I hope will serve for the time being:

Right now we are just looking at doing barrels. Our first order to ER Shaw is going to go out this week, and we should see our first barrels between February and April.

We're looking into providing bolts.

18" barrels will have a mid-length gas port, while the 20" barrels will have either an intermediate or rifle length port. We're still working on that one.

We will provide gas tubes. One stop shopping for the barrel/tube.

We may start selling complete uppers. For now, we could provide a complete upper, but buyers would have to specify the components and ask for a quote. We won't keep anything in stock at the moment.

We have no mags right now, don't know if/when we will ever stock them. Our main goal is to provide barrels for as low a price as possible.

Remember to vote in the barrel length poll!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Grand Opening Sale!

Bison Armory is now taking orders for 6.8 SPC Barrels. Our initial offering will be for either 20" or 18" barrels depending on customer demand. These barrels will meet the following specifications:
  • Barrels made by E.R. Shaw, the same maker of the Ko-Tonics/Cardinal Armory barrels

  • One contour, of which I'd go with either 18" or 20" whichever people are most interested in. I've had the old Ko-Tonics 18" barrel in the past and have another new one from Ko-Tonics/Cardinal and they are awesome. Easily under 1" at 100yds with the right load both for me and for friends who've tried it.

  • Stainless Steel

  • 1-11" twist, 4-groove

  • Barrel extension with M4 feedramps

  • Headspaced and Chambered (SAAMI-spec II)

  • Threaded muzzle 5/8"-24

Barrels are priced at $175 each. To keep costs down on this initial offering we're taking money-orders only. Email us with questions or pre-order requests at !