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Flood of new piston-driven, side-charging, folding-stock guns at the Candian TACCOM show

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This year's TACCOM show saw so many new gun entrants that are now stepping on Robinson XCR-L's turf: piston driven, bufferless, folding stock, non-reciprocating side-charger.

These guns also improve upon XCR in a couple of ways: they come standard with 1913 picatinny stock adapters, fully AR compatible triggers, and can use a lot of other AR-15 parts.

Of course, the wild card will be the quality and reliability.

Here is a partial list of new competition for the XCR:

1) Black Creek Labs SRV2 Badger: $1600
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2) Crusader Templar: $1700:
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3) Kodiak Defense WK-180C Gen 2: $1400
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4) Sterling Arms R18 Mk2:
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Agreed @Sean that XCR is still years ahead of all these newcomers with decades of testing, AR10, caliber conversions, and a lot more.

Like @navalbeaver said, 1913 adapters should be a top priority for @kolob and XCR, especially now that Sig has made them mainstream.

I just find the ingenuity and spirit of the Canadian firearms companies to be admirable, so shared the news here with the forum. If you have some time, this channel has some good interviews and demos from TACCOM:
Yeah, I'm surprised their gun ban wasn't by name and features.
Because perhaps this is all political theater.
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One more XCR competitor coming up, the MAKASI rifle:

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Here are a few more new 308 guns with piston operating system, side charging, folding stock, and multi-caliber capabilities:

Most innovative is KAR-21 that can shoot 223 and 308 from the same receiver. It may not be a very useful feature, but good engineering exercise.

Beretta ARX 200 DMR:


The most promising is the Steyr DMR, weighing in at just 6.5 pounds and coming to USA around end of the year:
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