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2016 Texas Firearms Festival

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 13:03
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Aaron Spuler is a firearms enthusiast and recreational shooter. Follow more or his work at The Weapon Blog

Attended the Texas Firearms Festival for the third year in a row over the weekend. Have to say that each year it gets better and better! Lines were very short, and I was able to bounce around from booth to booth all day long. There were a few booths that I visited at least 8+ times during the course of the day. Vendors and manufacturers were very kind and eager to educate folks on their products, which made the whole experience simply wonderful.

Here are a few random pictures from the event, in no particular order:






Out of all the guns I fired at the festival, there is one that I can’t stop thinking about. Manufactured by Battle Rifle Company, the Odin was a dream to shoot. When I had the opportunity to shoot the BRC Odin (chambered in 5.56mm), I was not taken to the standard 100 yard range that other unscoped rifles were taken. To my surprise, I was taken to the 250 yard area of the range. Mind you, the rifle was set up with flip-up iron sights. I sat at the bench and proceed to take my first shot: BOOM…ding! (hit). Second shot: hit! I will admit to being a little excited and giddy, and thus rushed the third shot — my round impacted just above the left shoulder. Fourth round: hit! Fifth round: hit! I’d never shot an AR with iron sights at that distance, and to be able to score 4 out of 5 hits on a torso-sized target took my breath away. Had I been doing my job, I would have easily reached out and touched a target at 250 yards 100% of the time.

I failed to take a photo of the Odin rifle, but happened to find one on BRC’s Facebook page:

Receivers: Forged 7075-T6
Barrel: 14.5″, 5.56mm, 1×7, Carbine Gas Length, Cryo Treated w/ Compact Muzzle Brake
Handguard: 12.5″ Battle Rifle Company HexRail
Trigger: ALG ACT
Sights: Magpul MBUS
Stock: MFT Minimalist
MSRP: $1495

I would be lying right now if I said that I didn’t want a Battle Rifle Company Odin in my collection…

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