My first interaction with the fine folks at Bear Creek Arsenal (BCA) was last January at the latest SHOT show in Vegas. Out of the several hundred vendors I spoke with, they really stood out as authentic and enthusiastic. They patiently answered all my questions and showed me their latest and greatest products. I could really tell they were a company on the way up.

Out of thousands of products, I chose their new 300 Win Mag as a piece to feature in my initial write-up. Here it is.

Bear creek 300 win mag
Their “Huntmaster” .300 Win Mag has a great solid feel that you immediately know means business. If I recall, it has a 20″ Parkerized barrel with a 1:10 twist. Yet another item on my Christmas list. Photo by the author.

A Real Up and Comer

Established in 2013, Bear Creek Arsenal is a brand name that strikes a chord with gun enthusiasts, particularly fans of versatile and widely popular AR-15 and AR-10 rifles. Carving out a niche in the competitive firearms industry, BCA offers an attractive blend of quality, variety, affordability, and exceptional customer service. This unique mix has resulted in a robust customer base that respects Bear Creek not only as a firearms manufacturer but as a trustworthy and reliable brand.

Exceptional Quality and Craftsmanship

Bear Creek’s reputation is built squarely on the quality of its products. After having a couple of cups of coffee with them during an almost hour-long discussion, I learned that every firearm they produce is meticulously crafted with precision engineering, ensuring each part fits perfectly and functions as intended. They have over 400 CNC machines manned by expert operators running day and night. From the machining of the barrels to the final assembly, they emphasize quality at every step of their end-to-end manufacturing process, making reliable firearms that consistently deliver performance and durability. I told them that’s a recipe for success. They smiled.

Affordability and Direct Selling

The company reps told me they believe in making the pleasure of owning a reliable firearm accessible to more people. They achieve this by offering affordable firearms without compromising on quality. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m big on buying quality products at a fair price point. Suffice it to say I’m value-conscious.

By selling directly to the customers and cutting out the distributors, Bear Creek can pass on the savings to the end user. This enables them to offer competitive pricing, making them a significant draw for both budding and seasoned firearm enthusiasts alike.

Product Variety and Innovation

Bear Creek Arsenal offers an extensive range of products, allowing my fellow firearms enthusiasts to find exactly what they need, from standard setups to specialized configurations. Currently offering twenty-five calibers with three finishes and four fluting designs, BCA provides even greater customization possibilities for gun buffs. This constant pursuit of innovation underscores their dedication to meeting diverse customer needs.

Check out this Genes1s II available on their website right now for less than five hundred bucks. Besides looking totally badass, it features a two-piece frame made from high-quality 77075 T6 aircraft-grade aluminum and weighs in at 28 ounces unloaded.

Made in America

BCA takes pride in sourcing its raw materials from America. They manufacture all key components in-house (in Sanford, NC), using top-grade materials like 4150 Gun Barrel Quality Chrome Moly or 416R Stainless Steel for barrels, 9310 Grade Steel for bolts, and 7075-T6 Aluminum for receivers. This dedication to using American materials and crafting them in-house underscores their commitment to quality and national economic support. They create good jobs for fellow Americans, and that’s a big plus in my book.

Unmatched Customer Service and the “Bear Den Guarantee”

Bear Creek shines in customer service, with a responsive, knowledgeable team praised by customers. This commitment extends to their warranty policy. Offering a limited lifetime warranty on their firearms – the “Bear Den Guarantee” – they demonstrate their confidence in their products’ quality and their commitment to standing by their customers for life.

BCA Foundation and Community Support

BCA’s commitments go beyond crafting quality firearms. They also established the BCA Foundation, a 501c organization focused on supporting local communities, law enforcement, first responders, and veteran/military organizations. BCA’s dedication to giving back to the community further cements its status as a reliable and community-focused company. The foundation was implemented by the Moore family, who owns Bear Creek Arsenal, with the initiative started by CEO, President, and Navy Seabee Veteran Mr. Eugene Moore.

Wrapping Up

If you haven’t already guessed, I’m a big fan of Bear Creek Arsenal. They offer solid products at affordable prices and top it off with some of the best customer service out there. As I mentioned earlier, I’m creating my wish list right now.

In just ten years, they have distinguished themselves as a customer-focused company committed to providing quality, affordability, and excellent customer service. Their extensive and innovative product line, combined with their dedication to customer satisfaction, makes them a go-to brand for both seasoned and budding firearm enthusiasts alike.

Buying from BCA means more than just receiving a firearm – it’s becoming part of the BCA family, supported by the finest quality products and services.

Check ’em out, and tell them Guy from SOFREP sent you!