Black Rifle Arms® is a small family business that was founded by Charles back in 2009.

Charles served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the mid 90's where he had to train and qualify in small arms as part of his duty's station task such as boarding ships and small boats, etc. After he left the service, he moved his family back to their home state of Florida where he has been caring and serving the people of his county as a first responder for 23 years. Charles and his wife have been devoted to each other for 33 years with 26 of those years being married.

His wife, Teresa, was a stay-at-home mom to their two boys, Charles Knight and Austin. She home-schooled their two boys who are now adults with the oldest son, Charles Knight, receiving his B.S. degree with honors. While Charles Knight was still in college he started his own firearms company, BATTLE READY ARMS. Their youngest son, Austin, graduated top honors with his B.S. degree and has left one of the largest boating industries to work in the aeronautical industry.

    • I am grateful that Charles and I were able to start up a company that we could run and expand as I continued to be a devoted mom of two young teenagers who home-schooled. Our company allowed me to continue to focus on my family and to be there for our children, as my family is my utmost priority to me. As our company continues to expand and my sons are now adults, it has allowed me to devote even more time to the company and, most importantly, to our customers. When our customers have chosen to shop with us, we want to provide them with superb customer service, and we want to make sure when they leave here we have provided them with a positive experience. We are proud of our accomplishments with our company while being devoted to each other and our two boys. Charles and I are both committed to our family, to our business, and to our customers.


Black Rifle Arms was founded on the belief that an appropriately designed gas piston system would improve upon the existing AR operating systems. Our plan is to continue pushing Black Rifle evolution toward unmatched reliability coupled with classic AR ergonomics and versatility.

One industry insider upon inspecting our system stated, "IT'S SO SIMPLE ITS STUPID!" ....yes it is simple by design as Simplicity equals Reliability.

Our mission is to provide the best products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service, and in the products we sell. Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalog.



Since being founded we continue to strive to produce the best piston system we would trust our lives to. Due to our policy of utilizing the best materials and its applications, while holding tight tolerances we have been able to achieve a piston system we find combat ready.

We founded Black Rifle Arms after using several other manufacturers piston systems and found them lacking in either being robust, anemic, not easily adjustable, etc; therefore, we engineered a prototype piston system where we felt the industry was lacking. During our R&D we spent a year talking with Metallurgist and coating experts, and how different coatings/chemical reactions interacted with materials we were utilizing. We listened to the experts in each field of metallurgy and choose the best materials for each application. We feel we have achieved what we set out to do and that is to make robust, reliable, combat ready piston systems.