The POF USA Renegade Plus (5.56 NATO and .300 BLK) is a direct impingement AR-15 from Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF USA) located in Phoenix, Arizona. POF was founded in 2002 by aerospace engineer, Frank DeSomma. POF was the first to manufacture and sell gas-piston-operated ARs in the U.S. market. Under Mr. DeSomma’s leadership, POF has established a reputation as a premium brand of ARs known for their innovative engineering, design and top-notch quality.
Why Consider a POF USA Renegade Plus?
While the POF Renegade Plus isn’t a budget priced AR, it’s not the most expensive AR out there either. And although there are other manufacturers who make reliable, good quality AR-15s in its price range, none of them offer the many innovative features that are included in the Renegade Plus.
And although there are other manufacturers who make reliable, good quality AR-15s in its price range, none of them offer the many innovative features that are included in the Renegade Plus.
POF USA Renegade Plus Features
- 16.5” Nitride Heat-Treated Barrel
- Nitride Heat-Treated Triple Port Muzzle Brake
- DIctator Adjustable Gas Block
- High-Phosphorus Nickel Coated Bolt Carrier
- Drop-In Flat Match Grade Trigger (3.5 lb Pull Weight)
- KNS Precision Anti-Walk Pins
- Tomahawk Ambidextrous Charging Handle
- Anti-Tilt Buffer Tube
- Oversized Heat Sink Barrel Nut
- E2 Dual-Extraction Technology
- 14.5″ Renegade M-LOK Handguard
- Mission First Tactical Furniture (including the Mission First Tactical BMS- Battlelink Minimalist stock)
Gen 4 Lower Receiver Features
- Ambidextrous Bolt Release with Enhanced Bolt Catch
- Ambidextrous Safety Selector
- Receiver Tension Screws
- Oversized Mag Well Flare
- Ambidextrous Recessed Finger Rest
- Ambidextrous Magazine Release
- Oversized Integrated Trigger Guard w/ Grip Relief
- Ambidextrous Bolt Hold Open
- Available QD Rear Sling Mount
Dimensions: POF USA Renegade Plus
- Length: 34″ (collapsed)
- Rail Length: 14.5”
- Weight: 6.3 lbs
- Barrel: 16.5″
- Caliber: 5.56 NATO and .300 BLK
Price of the POF USA Renegade Plus
MSRP is $1,899.99, but you should be able to get it for less at your local gun store.
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The POF Renegade Plus is a great example of superior firearms engineering, evidenced by it’s extraordinary fit and finish, thoughtful design and generous number of top-notch features that you won’t find anywhere else at this price point. If you’re looking for an outstanding AR-15, check out the POF USA Renegade Plus. For more information, visit the POF USA website here.
At the Range
Having shot over 400 rounds through my POF Renegade Plus, it has run flawlessly. The DIctator adjustable gas block came in handy when I needed to turn down the amount of gas necessary to use a YHM Turbo Suppressor. However, using the YHM Turbo resulted in an unbearable amount of gas in my eyes, so I changed out the POF charging handle for a Griffin Armament SN-ACH charging handle…problem solved.
Drop-In Flat Match Grade Trigger
Nitride heat-treated for ultimate strength and corrosion resistance with a crisp 3.5 pound pull weight and KNS Precision stainless steel, non-rotating, anti-walk pins. Read more about the POF drop-in flat match grade trigger here.
High-Phosphorus Nickel Coated Bolt Carrier & Roller Cam Pin
DIctator Adjustable Gas Block
The 9-position DIctator Adjustable Gas Block lets you tune the Renegade Plus to the appropriate operating speed when running a suppressor. Without this ability to adjust rate of fire and gas flow, the increased level of back pressure within the rifle system from the suppressor can prematurely wear parts and increase the amount of gas/carbon introduced into the chamber.
The DIctator also features a straight gas tube which eliminates the heat buildup that occurs at the bent section of a standard gas tube. This is a very important feature for suppressed rifles which are prone to higher heat levels. By reducing the built-up heat, the gas system becomes more reliable and longer lasting.
Oversized Heat Sink Barrel Nut
Nitride Heat-Treated Triple Port Muzzle Brake & Barrel
Anti-Tilt Buffer Tube
Tomahawk Ambidextrous Charging Handle
14.5″ M-LOK Handguard
Gen 4 Ambidextrous Billet Lower Receiver
This beautifully machined billet lower includes Ambidextrous Bolt Release with Enhanced Bolt Catch, Ambidextrous Safety Selector, Receiver Tension Screws, Oversized Mag Well Flare, Ambidextrous Recessed Finger Rest, Ambidextrous Magazine Release, Oversized Integrated Trigger Guard w/ Grip Relief, Ambidextrous Bolt Hold Open and QD Rear Sling Mount.
Ambidextrous Bolt Hold Open
E2 Dual-Extraction Technology