AAC Honey Badger

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Honey Badger
AAC Honey badger.png
TypePersonal defense weapon
Place of originUnited States
Production history
ManufacturerAdvanced Armament Corporation
Specifications
Mass6.5 lb (2.9 kg) (unloaded)
Length24 in (610 mm) (fully retracted with suppressor)
29 in (740 mm) (fully extended with suppressor)
Barrel length6 in (15 cm)

Cartridge.300 AAC Blackout
Rate of fire~800 RPM cyclic
Feed systemSTANAG magazines
SightsPicatinny rail provided for optics
Honey Badger by Advanced Armaments Corporation
TypePersonal defense weapon
Place of originUnited States
Production history
DesignerKevin Brittingham
ManufacturerAdvanced Armament Corporation
Specifications
Mass5.7 lb (2.6 kg) (unloaded)
Length26 in (660 mm) (fully retracted with suppressor)
31 in (790 mm) (fully extended with suppressor)
Barrel length7 in (18 cm)

Cartridge.300 AAC Blackout
Feed systemSTANAG magazines
SightsPicatinny rail provided for optics

The AAC Honey Badger is an integrally suppressed personal defense weapon based on the AR-15. It is chambered in .300 AAC Blackout and produced by Advanced Armament Corporation (AAC), a subsidiary of Remington Outdoor Company. The weapon is named after the honey badger.

Design[edit]

Both the rifle and the cartridge used were developed in close cooperation with American Special Operations units to create a suitable and effective replacement for the HK MP5 and similar close quarters combat weapon systems. The rifle is designed to be very convenient for military use where M16s are issued and in common use, since many similarities would exist in the fire controls, weapon manipulation, and magazines. Despite the weapon having an integrated suppressor, it can be made even quieter by using 220 grain subsonic .300 Blackout ammunition.[1]

The Honey Badger was designed to be a combination of the quiet MP5SD and the lethality of the M4. Kevin Brittingham, originally the founder of AAC, wanted to make something that had the ease of use of an AR-15 but the portability of a MP5.[2]

The Honey Badger was developed with a standard M4 upper and lower receiver, a short barrel with a very short gas impingement system and fast rate of rifling twist, integrated detachable customized suppressor, and a proprietary buffer tube and collapsible stock featuring two prongs.[1] While with the added suppressor it is 3-6 inches longer than the MP5SD, the weight is nearly identical unloaded.[3]

Replacement[edit]

As of 2013 AAC is focusing their efforts on the production of suppressors and getting out of the rifle production market. While in transition to suppressor production, the project was shelved and SIG Sauer launched their SIG Sauer MCX products that has replaced the Honey Badger as the versatile PDW.[4] “We made the decision that we are getting out of the rifle-making business,” says Jeff Still, Director of Accessories and Suppressors at Remington Outdoor Company. “We are going to focus all of our efforts on suppressors and related accessories.”[5] As of 2017, AAC founder Kevin Brittingham has since created a new brand named "Q". Along with suppressors and a bolt action rifle of their own design, Q is also making a new improved Honey Badger.[6]

Media Portrayal[edit]

This gun has been portrayed in multiple games such as Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Unturned and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Warface.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AAC's HONEY BADGER PDW (with video)". Tactical-life.com. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  2. ^ "AAC .300 BLK Honey Badger PDW". Gears of Guns. 2011-12-05. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  3. ^ "AAC .300 BLK Honey Badger PDW". Gearsofguns.com. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  4. ^ "How SIG SAUER's MCX Killed the Honey Badger - The Truth About Guns". Thetruthaboutguns.com. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Honey Badger Cares: AAC Getting Out Of Rifle Market - Tactical Retailer". Tacretailer.com. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  6. ^ "The Honey Badger". liveqordie.com. 25 October 2013.

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