Robinson Armament Co.


Robinson Armament Co.

Infobox Company
company_name = Robinson Armament Co.
company_
company_type = Private
foundation = 1996
location = Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
industry = Defense
products = Firearms, weapons
revenue = profit
num_employees = ~ (5)
homepage = [http://www.robarm.com/ www.robarm.com]

Robinson Armament Co. is a Salt Lake City, Utah based firearms manufacturer founded in 1996. It is best known for the engineering, production, and marketing of many different civilian and military oriented designs used in the United States.

Some of Robinson Armament's better known products include the Stoner 63 derived M96 Carbine, and the Kalashnikov based VEPR series of weapons which are imported from Russia.

The XCR Modular Weapon System has proven to be their most popular, internally designed carbine thus far. It has sold considerably well among civilians, and has enjoyed some success with foreign military units.

OCOM SPR-V Trials

In recent years Robinson Armament has shifted focus toward military small arms development. Their RAV02 MC Carbine successfully defeated entries from Knight's Armament Company and Lewis Machine and Tool in the SOCOM SPR-V trials.

The RAV02 MC (Pronounced "RAVE") can be chambered in 5.56 NATO; 7.62x39mm; and 5.45x39mm. It was developed and tested to current military specifications. Soldiers who have shot it preferred it over the M4 Carbine derived products. Even using the 7.62x39mm round, it is as accurate as an M4A1 carbine and can digest steel or brass cased ammunition fed through Kalashnikov type magazines and drums. The Rifle Features the S.I.R. (Swan Integrated Rail System) which give the rifle Accessory Rails (Picatinny Rails) at the 3, 6, 9, and 12 O'clock positions. Reliability is advertised as being superior the M4 Carbine.

This was followed by the advanced XCR Modular Weapon System which was a competitor in the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) SOF Combat Assault Rifle trials.

M96

The M96 is based on the Stoner 63 Weapon System designed by Eugene Stoner and used by the U.S Navy Seals in Vietnam. The Stoner 63's receiver, using a variety of modular components, could be configured as a rifle, carbine, a top fed light machine gun, a belt fed squad automatic weapon, or a vehicle mounted weapon. The M96 has been designed with similar modularity in mind but has been simplified for easier maintenance.

The M96 is no longer produced by Robinson Armament

XCR

The Robinson Armament XCR is a multi-caliber, gas piston weapon system developed by Robinson Armament Co. for U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to satisfy the requirements of the SOF Combat Assault Rifle [1] , or SCAR competition, but was disqualified on a technicality due to late delivery of blank firing adapters. Robinson Armament continued development and the XCR is now being offered to law enforcement, the military and general public. Deliveries of the rifle began in mid-2006.

Future Products

Robinson Armament is expanding the XCR family of weapons with a model chambered in 7.62x51 NATO. Little is known about this project at this time. On March 08, 2008 Alex Robinson revealed a mock-up with the designation XCR-M.

About the XCR-M, Alex Robinson said, "This will be our full focus after Mar. 15. We'll post images soon. Just to mess with your minds, I'm going to post some pictures of our original design with the G3 magazine. The rifle will change quite a bit, but it's something to get your juices going on."

It has since been revealed the XCR-M will use SR25 magazines

2nd Amendment Position

"We at Robinson Armament Co. believe in the right of the individual to bear arms protected by the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. The right to keep and bear arms is not granted by the Constitution; it is a God given right which is simply affirmed by the Constitution.

We have long felt that law-abiding civilians should be able to own firearms incorporating the latest designs and technology. We have also been frustrated that heretofore there have been few new auto-loading rifles available which were designed and produced in the U.S.

For the reasons stated above, we are dedicated to designing and manufacturing the most innovative and exciting arms here in the U.S. We also import certain imported arms of exceptional quality."

Logo

The words in the Robinson Armament Co. logo "Aut Pax Aut Bellum" come from the Scottish Robinson coat of arms. They are latin and are translated as, "Either Peace or War". Robinson Armament decided to use them in their logo because arms of all types may be used for either peace or war.

External links

* [http://www.robarm.com/ Robinson Arm website]
* [http://www.robarm.com/xcrtm_modular_weapon_system.htm RA XCR webpage]
* [http://www.robarm.com/xcrtm_gallery.htm Gallery of photos the XCR at RA website]


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