Franklin Armory® Announces New Osprey Defense™ Gas Piston AR-15 Rifle

Jan 22nd 2024

Franklin Armory® Announces New Osprey Defense™ Gas Piston AR-15 Rifle

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – January 22, 2024 – Franklin Armory®, Inc., one of America’s most innovative manufacturers of firearms and accessories, is pleased to announce the company’s new OPS-16R, a complete AR-15 rifle featuring the updated Osprey Defense low-profile gas piston system. Setting OPS-16R apart from other piston-driven firearms is the self-regulating Osprey Defense piston design that enables users to shoot suppressed and unsuppressed seamlessly without any need for adjustments to the gas block. Chambered in 5.56 NATO, Franklin Armory’s OPS-16R also uniquely operates without any piston springs, reducing the number of moving parts for a cleaner and more reliable firing experience.

Featuring the same slimline M-LOK handguard from Franklin Armory’s innovative F17 line of gas-piston driven rimfire rifles chambered in the high-velocity .17 Winchester Super Magnum caliber along with Franklin Armory’s proprietary Triumvir® muzzle device, OPS-16R is a sharp-looking rifle that shoots exceptionally smooth. OPS-16R’s impressive profile is further enhanced with a B5 grip and SOPMOD adjustable stock.

The base OPS-16R has an MSRP of $1,349.99. The Binary Firing System® (BFSIII®) equipped configuration has an MSRP of $1,539.99. Franklin Armory’s Osprey Defense piston system is also available as a complete upper receiver with 16-inch barrel with an MSRP of $849.99.

SHOT Show 2024 attendees are encouraged to shoot the new OPS-16R at Industry Day at the Range (Bay SR-38) or to visit Franklin Armory’s booth (#20349). For more information about Franklin Armory’s patented Binary Firing System® watch “Why Binary® is Better” or visit and follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

About Franklin Armory®

Safeguarding the God-given right to protect self and property is Franklin Armory’s enduring mission. From the “Battle Born” State of Nevada, the firm engineers and manufactures quality firearms and accessories for sporting, defense, and law enforcement applications. Highly adept at creating innovative products and using 100% American made parts and materials, the People of Franklin Armory are genuine Facilitators of Freedom™.