The week before Thanksgiving I was invited to the Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF) facility in Northern Phoenix as part of a small media contingent (something that POF had not done before). This was not some fancy junket, it was actually a pretty down-to-earth event that started with a presentation and a factory tour, transitioned out to Cowtown to play with some of their new products, and culminated in beer and pizza at Mellow Mushroom, with the small number of media invited to attend.
DI Revolution in .308 Win
The star of the event was their new DI Revolution. The original Revolution was, well, pretty revolutionary in that it brought a full-size 30 caliber round to an AR-15 platform. Utilizing AR-15 components, such as the charging handle, bolt carrier, cam pin, and buffer, along with their patented E2 Dual Extraction system, this piston driven gun certainly demonstrated some impressive engineering (some of which was honestly lost on me prior to the presentation). Even after the presentation some of the deeper engineering concepts were hard to grasp, and I don’t want to do a disservice by misstating here. Suffice to say the final package is super clean and runs very well.
Originally posted on The Firearm Blog