POF-USA's ReVolt Rifle offers shooters a precision AR-platform rifle, legal from sea to shining sea.
POF-USA’s ReVolt Rifle offers shooters a precision AR-platform rifle, legal from sea to shining sea.

In the world of MIL-SPEC firearms, it can be difficult to be original. But Patriot Ordnance Factory has found a way.

The Arizona-based manufacturer has won a place in many shooters’ hearts with its innovative piston-driven AR-style rifles. Now the company has made a move to put an entirely different twist to the platform.

The ReVolt Rifle, in short, offers shooters the precision of a bolt-action with the flexibility of an AR. POF-USA has accomplished this by making its new creation a straight-pull action, built off the AR platform.

Much of the advancement comes in a often overlooked feature of the AR-style system – the charging handle. POF-USA has enlarged it, making the ambidextrous feature easier to manipulate. And it has also modified how it attaches to the bolt-carrier group, which essentially has remained the same.

The handle fits into a pocket of the carrier, allowing it to be quickly removed from the action. This is plays into the overall design, as the charging hand doubles as a tool, meant to aid in adding or subtracting accessories from the rifle’s rail.

Given the gun doesn’t not rely on POF-USA’s piston system, the already fine accuracy of the AR platform is enhanced. The company boasts the ReVolt is a sub-MOA firearm.

Driving tacks, however, isn’t the rifle’s only selling point. Its availability also could put it atop of some shooters’ wish lists, given POF-USA has designed the ReVolt to be legal in all 50 states – even as the company points out, “The 13 Original Colonies, where the Tories live.”

The gun’s compliance is achieved not only through being a straight-pull action, but also from its captive pivot pin in the front of the receiver. This, at all times, keeps the upper and lower receiver attached.

The firearm, at least in the video below, appears to achieve a decent cycling rate. This is especially true when a bipod and rest are incorporated, freeing up the off hand to work the handle.

Perhaps helping the ReVolt’s rate of fire is POF-USA including its E² Extraction system. Simply put, the chamber has four channels allowing a small amount of gas to escape around the neck of the cartridge, making extraction easier.

The ReVolt is available in two calibers, the Heavy .308 Win/7.62x51mm NATO and Light .223 Rem/5.56x45mm NATO. The firearms are compatible with all MIL-SPEC magazines and comes with a number of POF-USA’s proprietary features (see specs below).

The MSRP of the ReVolt Heavy model is $2,949 and the Light $2,229. POF-USA is also making a Light upper assembly available, MSRP $1,399.

ReVolt Light Specs
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO/.223 Rem
Action: Straight Pull
Weight: 8.2 pound empty
Barrel: 18.5-inches match grade, nitride heat treated, deep fluted, heavy contour
Length: 38.5-inches collapsed
Finish: NP3
Rifling: 1:8, ½”-28 thread
Handguard: POF Free Floating Monolithic M Rail 14.5 inch, M-Lok Compatible
Muzzle Device: POF Triple Port Muzzle Break
Trigger: POF single stage, 4-pound pull
Furniture: LUTH-AR MBA, Magpul MOE Grip
Fire Control: Ambidextrous bolt release, safety selector, bolt catch, magazine release
Includes:
10-round Magpul PMAG

ReVolt Heavy Specs
Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO/.308 Win
Action: Straight Pull
Weight: 9.2 pound empty
Barrel: 18.5-inches match grade, nitride heat treated, deep fluted, heavy contour
Length: 40-inches collapsed
Finish: NP3
Rifling: 1:10, 5/8×24 thread
Handguard: POF Free Floating Monolithic M Rail 14.5 inch, M-Lok Compatible
Muzzle Device: POF Triple Port Muzzle Break
Trigger: POF single stage, 4-pound pull
Furniture: LUTH-AR MBA, Magpul MOE Grip
Fire Control: Ambidextrous bolt release, safety selector, bolt catch, magazine release
Includes: 10-round Magpul PMAG


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