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XTreme Innovation®

Gen X Arms & Ammunition was started by Michael H Blank, former CEO of the Sharps Rifle Company, LLC and sole designer of the 25-45 Sharps and sole inventor on the patents for the for both the Symmetrical non-jamming rifle bolt and non-Symmetrical non-jamming rifle bolt offered by the current incarnation of Mr. Blank’s former company.


Gen X Arms & Ammunition lives up to its trademark Xtreme Innovation® and the Invinci-Bolt is just the beginning. There is an entire bolt carrier group that is to follow, and despite the long time it has been waiting on the drawing board, and many have picked up elements of its design, it is still packed with innovative features a full decade after it was first drawn out. It includes a firing pin designed to resist the carbon build up experienced when using a suppressor. We've also brought our innovation to the completely overlooked barrel extension. You won't find a slicker combination than our complete bolt carrier group nesting into our custom barrel extension. 


Beyond firearms, Gen X has also brought major innovations to ammunition as well. Our 375 KO operates in the tradition M4/AR15 form factor. It's initial and retained energy bests the feared 9x39mm and outright embarrasses the 300 Blackout. Our 8x38mm also fits the M4/AR15 form factor and delivers performance that lags a full size 308 by only about 10 percent with much less recoil in a much lighter platform. We even have a bullet design that got held up by the government in the patenting process while they decided if we could even publicly disclose it, that is now patented and ready to be released. 

By far our most significant innovation in ammunition is the replacement of marking during the heading process via the bunter with a laser that can custom mark any case up to and after loading. Further, our patents cover the marking not only of the head, but anywhere on the body. This can include anything from enlarged caliber markings, to markings for events, to codification for military and law enforcement so their ammunition can be tracked allowing for traceability. The same patented technology also covers marking projectiles as well. Gen X Arms & Ammunition is currently seeking sources for basic cases, which combined with our patented process, can allow us to produce any low production, obsolete, or wildcat cartridge based on those basic cases. 

Gen X Arms & Ammunition will never rest on its past accomplishments. We have a super smooth bolt action coming which will be paired with our barrel technology that gives you a bore so smooth it has to be measured in millionths of an inch as microns are just way too big. We are always seeking ways to improve our products and come up with meaningful innovations to improve the performance and overall experience of the shooting community. 

Gen X Arms & Ammunition believes that the more we innovate, the stronger we are as an industry as well, so Gen X is always willing to partner with other manufacturers, new or old, and does license it's technology to select partners. We will also assist others in their attempts to innovate by bringing our expertise to bear through whatever contractual relationship is found to be beneficial to all parties. 

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