BCM started in 2005 based on demand from individual operators operating overseas. They were in the commercial market looking for mil-spec products. There was very, very few choices. We decided to make a product that actually met all the mil-spec features that the commercial market had shortcutted previously. We decided to build a weapon’s system, which included the correct mil-spec barrel steel, the correct material for the bolt, the correct QC for proofing, and MP-9 both. We were going to build it exactly correct. No shortcuts. The way it was supposed to be done per print. Cost be damned.
You know, I know the guys at Bravo Company and it’s a pretty amazing thing to see. Such a team of guys pour their hearts and their souls into a weapons system, knowing that every part they touch goes out the door and that part may determine life or death. They take great pride in that. They take that very seriously. As I do. As you should.
Here at Bravo Company, no matter what product we build, the focus is quality control. We want to make sure that when that product goes out the door, whether it be to military personnel or law enforcement, that it’s the best that it can be. Their lives depend on that product. For us, making an inferior product is just not an option.
Guns aren’t safe queens. These are tools. This could save somebody’s life and that’s the way we look at it. I mean, who wants something you have to second guess. Not me. I don’t.
A lot of people trust in their weapons systems. Well, I know what weapons system I trust in because I trust those guys. I know where their hearts are and it’s on line with mine, and it should be on line with yours.
Every single employee that gets hired here, before they’re allowed to touch any product that’s labeled BCM, they get the bulk carrier’s speech. The bulk carrier’s speech is basically where I’ll tell them that they will build a bulk carrier the way they’re instructed to. They’ll package that bulk carrier. It will get shipped. Many of them will end up at some GI’s home. Eventually in a C-bag, and eventually in a theater combat. He’s going to drop it in his weapon’s system. He’s going to deploy. I don’t want him ever to think about that bulk carrier failing him again. That thing has to work all the time. What we do here, we have a moral obligation to make sure that within all of our power, that product is exactly what it’s supposed to be before it leaves.
You know, you’re putting a hundred and ten percent into every little step of the rifle itself. From the beginning part of changing out a screw or a spring, all the way to the point where we test fire it. You’re checking each other’s work and there is a sense of camaraderie here, just as it is when you’re in the military. You know, we’re committed to the products, and we’re committed to each other, and we’re committed to Bravo Company.
If Bravo made an airplane, I’d fly it. I mean that’s the dedication that I have. That’s how I feel about the guys at work. You know, they’re all dedicated to quality. This is not just a job. I mean we’re making a difference. We’re making a quality product.
For me in training, I run a hundred thousand plus rounds a year. I’ve got to have a weapons system that runs reliably. It’s mil-spec. It’s built to be a workhorse platform. That’s why I run the BCM. I take equipment choice very seriously I should use. Specifically, if you find yourself in a job that’s outputting [phonetic] class for our country or protecting our city streets at night while we sleep. My job is to advocate equipment that works. Not to sell a product, but to understand that it’s very serious to me. I have to advocate things that work because I know where those pieces of equipment are going to end up. They’re going to end up in your hands. I know what weapons systems that I trust for life or death, and it’s BCM.