Name this gun: BCM Europearms CM4 Storm

 

SPECS:

Calibers available: 9mm Luger, 9×21 IMI, .40 S&W
Barrel Length : 6.8inches including muzzle device (175mm)
Overall length: 15.5 inches (395mm)
Weight: 5.2 Pounds (2400g)

Versions available:
CM4 (Carbine)
PM4 (Pistol)

The BCM Europearms PM4 Storm semi-automatic carbine is designed in Italy and has its roots based in the Spectre M4 which was developed by the Italian company SITES in 1980s. This firearm was designed by the same people who designed the Spectre M4 (seen below).

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SITES (Società Italiana Tecnologie Speciali S.p.A.) Spectre M4

The BCM Europearms PM4 Storm was designed for the civilian and security markets. The availability outside of Italy is unclear to Gearsofguns.com at this time.

The platform does not have a manual safety since the firearm uses its own proprietary  SA/DA trigger group. The first trigger pull will always be double action only and each subsequent trigger pull will be single action similar to that of a revolvers SA/DA trigger.

MSRP for the pistol is 1200 euro and 1400 euro for the carbine. 

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Aaron–Slide fire stock

Technology advances in firearm accessories can make owning your gun more fun.  A great example is the slidefire stock.  This addition can take your ability to shoot rapidly to a whole new level.  This simple add on to your current firearm allows you to fire up to 900 rounds per minute.

The slide fire stock is made from plastic or polymer and fits where the stock fits in place and pistol grip without any further manipulation to the rifle. Once installed, your trigger finger fits over a bridge with an open slot in the middle for the trigger to be able to slide through. With your forward hand you apply forward pressure to the weapon and the trigger will come through the slot where your finger is bridged and gets pushed. The gun will fire with tapped succession while forward pressure is still being applied with your forward hand. The stock doesn’t move but actually the firearm slides within the stock and allows for 900 round per minute rapid fire. This action is called bump firing.

 

Bump firing is the act of using the recoil of a semi-auto firearm to fire multiple shots in rapid succession,  which closely mimics a full automatic firearm. So this just about allows you to have a full automatic firearm without paying the tens of thousands in purchasing one. No dealings with any law enforcement agency because this stock has been approved by the ATF and has a copy of the approval letter on the company websitewww.slidefire.com.

There are two settings while using this stock. The setting to bump fire shoot and the other to immobilize the sliding movement and to just shoot semi-auto. For this brand they have bump style stocks for the AR platform rifles, AK style rifles, M&P 15/22, Saiga shotguns, and 10/22 rifles.

The type of trigger you have does matter. The best trigger for these stocks are the standard factory mil-spec triggers. Slide fire has found recurring issues with match style triggers. Also, two-stage or very light triggers have a tendency to cause light primer strikes and inconsistent trigger reset.

Along with the trigger problems with non mil-spec triggers, the firearm used would acquire far more wear and tear because of the rapid fire having far more rounds being shot in a shorter amount of time.

On an obvious note, rapid fire will also heat up the firearm exponentially and there is a small risk of unintentionally “cooking off” a round. With the ability of firing 900 rounds per minute with this stock, you may want to buy a lot more ammo.

Archangel Mosin Nagant Stock

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MSRP
Stock– $199.95
5 (RD) Magazine – $19.95
10 (RD) Magazine – $24.95

The Mosin-Nagant  is a inexpensive rifle. It is chambered in 7.62x54R which is inexpensive to stock pile, like that of the 7.62×39. So going out to the range (pre ammo buy up) and shooting a few hundred rounds wasn’t that big of a cost. The problem has been it wasn’t a great rifle to modernize. Archangel stepped up and recognized the problems and set out to update this rifle with a new stock.

Personally I am thinking about picking up a Mosin-Nagant when prices start dropping and getting this stock. I think it looks nice and when we held it at SHOT 2013 it felt like a solid stock. They haven’t started shipping yet (Pre-orders start shipping in May 2013)

This stock is a fiberglass and carbon fiber nylon composite so it’ll stand up to anything you put your Mosin-Nagant through.

The stock adds an adjustable cheek riser, an adjustable length of pull and a rubber recoil pad.

First impressions of the ATI Strikeforce Stock

I first want to thank Jon Shaffer With ATI (Advanced Technology International) for shipping us the SKS Ultimate Professional Strikeforce Stock with Scorpion Recoil System.

SKS before the change with the new ATI stock

SKS in New ATI Stock

I haven’t be out to the range to shoot this rifle yet (my primary job has been keeping me away from the range since January).

SPECS

  • Six Position Adjustable/Side Folding Stock
  • Can be Fired from Folded Position
  • New & Improved Pivot Housing Assembly
  • Scorpion Recoil System
    • Scorpion Razorback Recoil Pad – Non-Slip, Removable
    • Scorpion Recoil Pistol Grip – Ergonomic, Sure-Grip Texture
    • Recoil Impact is Absorbed – Shooting any Load Size can now be Done with No Pain being Transferred to the Shooter
    • Not Affected by Chemicals
    • Remains Flexible in Extreme Temperatures
    • Eliminates the Felt Punch of the Recoil
    • Removes Limitations from Spring and Piston Type Recoil Suppression Systems
  • Military Type III Anodizes, 6061 T6 Aluminum
    • One 4” Picatinny Top Rail
    • Two 2” Picatinny Rails
    • Six Position Commercial Buffer Tube
    • Buffer Tube Adapter
  • Blank Covers for When Rails are Not in Use
  • 3M Industrial Grade Self-Adhesive Soft Touch Cheekrest Pad
  • Removable/Adjustable Tactical Cheekrest (3/8”)
  • Slot for Tactical Sling Attachment
  • Five Sling Swivel Studs
  • DuPont® Extreme Temperature Glass Reinforced Polymer
  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Installation

The SKS is (at times) a pain to disassemble and frustrates the best of us.
I had plans to make a video of us changing the stocks but in my trial runs before I filmed I got beyond aggravated trying to talk out the process to prepare for filming that I just scraped the video and just put the gun together.

If you have ever removed for cleaning the stock on an SKS and reassembled the rifle the process is relatively the same with some minor changes; [Note the following is NOT by manufacturers suggestion. Use at your own risk.] We had to use a blade screw driver to help sit the rifle in the new stock and used a clamp with rubber grips to hold the gun together while we put the trigger assembly on the rifle locking it all together.

Impressions

While I have gotten mixed reviews from staff and friends on the looks, I do like the new modernized look of this SKS.

When shooting this rifle the length of pull was always too short for me. if I wanted to change firing positions I would have to have recoil pads to keep the scope from hitting my glasses.  With this new stock it comes with a Six Position Adjustable/Side Folding Stock which gives me the right length of pull for my size.  The shortest  LOP (length of pull)   is 13” (33 cm)  and at longest LOP is 17″  (43cm). For my body size I use the second position on the stock (14”)

The rifle with the new stock (with the scope and unloaded) weighs in at 10.4lbs (4.7 kg) which is a pound heavier than the original wooden stocked rifle (We weighed the rifle in at 9lbs before the change)

When putting the rifle together I debated on changing the top piston tube furniture over to the black polymer cover but I liked the way the cherry (I guess that’s the color I don’t really know) colored wood looks with the black stock.

When the stock is folded it doesn’t impede the function of  the rifle so it can be fire from the folded position. I have shot our SIG556 from the folded position and didn’t care much for the lack of control I personally had with it. I do like that it folds for storage in the gun safe because it now has a wider base to sit on and less chance to fall over and damage anything.

The grips have a nice tacky feeling which lets you keep your grip even when wet or sweating.

The stock came with 3 rails, One for each side and on on the bottom for a foregrip or bipod.  they do not come pre-attached  so if you don’t want them you don’t have to mount them.

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