A unique modular buttstock supplied to elite tactical teams is tipped to be a hit at this week’s Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida (20-23rd May).
Riot and ballistic face shields are essential for law enforcement officers in active shooter and riot control scenarios. The problem with these face shields is that once fully lowered they interfere with the assault rifles and/or less-lethal baton round guns that armed officers are equipped with.
164 year old survival equipment manufacturers, BCB International Ltd, have brought to market the FRAMM®; an adjustable and foldable stock that allows firearms officers to comfortably shoulder, aim and discharge their firearms in all firing positions while wearing a ballistic helmet with the visor fully lowered.
BCB International’s FRAMM® Project Manager, Philippe Minchin, said: “Since production was launched in late 2018, orders have been received from elite tactical units in Europe like the GIGN in France whose officers use ballistic helmets with face shields. There are multiple variants of the stock to fit onto most in service firearms.
‘Visitors to our booth (booth 1804) will be able to see for themselves some of the FRAMM® buttstock variants we can offer including the H&K G36 FRAMM® buttstock used by the GIGN and a SIG SAUER MCX compatible FRAMM® buttstock.
“The FRAMM® is not your typical rifle buttstock. It removes the need for both non-visored and visored officers to have to alternate between buttstocks to fit the situation they are faced with. At a press of a button, the FRAMM® enables an officer to switch from a classic straight alignment to a lowered setting of their choosing thereby eliminating the risk of their helmet visors or respirator masks interfering with the shouldering, aiming and firing of their weapon. The FRAMM® is the modular stock to suit all their mission requirements.”
Production has been launched for the H&K G36, B&T 40×46 and HK-UMP variants of the stock.
Production of FRAMM variants for the following firearms is planned in the near future: FN HERSTAL-SCAR, HK-MP5 A2, BERETTA-ARX 160, HK-MP5K-PDW, REMINGTON-ACR, CZ-805 A1 BREN, SIG SAUER-550/551.., SIG SAUER MCX, B&T-APC556