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“I am so happy with my first gun was/is a black TYPE-A 450 Bushmaster!  The weapon is beautifully crafted and feels built to last a lifetime, or longer.  The quality is obviously apparent!  The first time I had the pleasure of firing it I went back and got myself a Grey TYPE-A SIPR/16 5.56 Carbine Rifle.  So happy I have these phenomenal rifles and I get to proudly support a Michigan business!  Special Thanks to Ann Arbor Arms for pointing me your direction and obviously to you guys!  You’ve a lifetime brand advocate here!  

P.S. The zeroing target/card is awesome in my humble millennial opinion!!”

– JasnikParmar

“As a previous reviewer noted, am new to the AR scene though had the rifle checked out by an experienced shooter. I’ve combined our comments into a single review in no particular order of importance. First, the rifle is well balanced and light even with the full handguard configuration. The upper and lower receivers have tight tolerances which enhances the feel of quality. The MBUS® GNE2 sights are simple, and easy to adjust. I’ve shot about +/- 500 rounds so far and the gun has performed flawlessly with minimal recoil. Lastly, the trigger has really nice feel to it.

Great job BG Defense…look forward to doing business with you in the future…btw, love that you’re local…”

– Tom B.

“This rifle came recommended from a local Grand Rapids shop. I have been highly satisfied with the rifle so far. It feels light and well balanced. Overall quality, craftsmanship, and finish are great. The trigger feels great and crisp. I had a minor issue with my trigger and the guys at BG defense showed me just how awesome there customer service was. They had my rifle looked at, repaired, and back in my hands in less than 24hrs. That type of customer service is hard to come by these day. These guys should be very proud of their Mitten made rifles, I am proud to own one.”

– Derek D.

“Awesome rifle! For the price it can’t be beat!”

– Thomas Tanner

“Being relatively new to the AR scene, this product came highly recommended from my local shop. Early assessment is that it exceeds expectations in every area. Easy to shoot, tight target groupings, no mis-feeds or other malfunctions, great trigger, and bad ass looks. Made in Grand Rapids, MI, so always good to support the local businesses. Shout out to Southwick’s for their recommendation and support.”

– Jeff Burleigh

“I purchased my gray Type-A SIPR 16 rifle from BG Defense after I was introduced to BG’s 450BM. Knowing the quality that went into that rifle, and what satisfaction it delivered to me from value, function, look, and feel perspectives I was eager to have a standalone BG 556 platform. As with the 450 the gun has done nothing but impress me. I’ve put +/- 1200 rounds through it and it’s performed fantastically. For the value out of the case, I don’t think there is a better AR on the market. I feel like I got a custom high end rifle for the cost of a midrange AR and I didn’t have to plan to obsolesce any parts. This gun is my new favorite range rifle, and the complimentary attention it brings is just icing on the cake. Thank you BG for making such a great platform / rifle, I’m a life-long newly minted brand advocate.”

– Jasnik Parmar

“Took my new foliage green Type A SiPR carbine to the range and it garnered a lot of attention. The fit and finish is top shelf. At 6.7lbs, its light. I Slapped a Vortex Razor red dot with American Defense 1/3 co witness QD mount and Megiddo M10 hands guards on it. I now have a “bad ass” personal defense weapon package just under 8lbs. At the range….the flat 2 stage trigger left zero desire to upgrade. I like it better than the Geissel 2 stage on my other boom stick. Bottom line. Its a great rifle, built here in Michigan and you should own one.”

– Jason Egan

“This is my second ar type rifle I thought my first gun was awesome well there is a night and day difference the quality this carbine brings is top shelf I also love its made here in Michigan. When I go to the range am surrounded by envious shooters. My local gun shop in kazoo talked me into the best weapon I now own thanks for the great case too usually you get cardboard B G rocks im sure uncle ted has one. Please send me as much info you can on my type a sipr/16 carbine 5.56.”

– James LaVanway

“Hey guys, I picked up the 450 bushmaster from you guys a few months ago.  I ended up going with a Trijicon Accupoint for an optic.  All I can say is WOW.  I’m very impressed with the gun and how dead accurate it is!  It’s by far my most favorite gun and will be my “goto” gun for this years deer season.  At 100 yards I’m nailing quarter size groups with me messing around.  I’ll update you guys with some pictures and hopefully infield pictures for a full review, BG Defense, all I could do after shooting the gun with a smile.”  

– Phil Tran

“Just got my TYPE-A from Southwicks and I have never been more impressed by throwing 20 rounds down range.  That’s all it took.  Great build.”  

– Kenneth Russell TerMeer

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