December 9, 2022

Brooke Afshari
Owner & President

Blackout Defense Wins 2022 Ballistic’s Best award

Phoenix, Arizona – Blackout Defense is pleased to announce they have won Ballistic’s Best “Best Semi-Auto/AR-15 Rifle” award. The Quantum Mark 2 rifle claims the accolades, beating out some of the top names in the industry.

“We couldn’t be more excited to take home this award,” says Brooke Afshari, Owner & President. “We believe strongly in our engineering and manufacturing prowess, but to earn this award and garner industry attention in such a short amount of time is truly amazing. We look forward to introducing the 2023 version of our Quantum series rifle at SHOT Show, which will include even more exciting features.”

Customers can visit Blackout Defense’s website to see the award-winning features as well as build their own Quantum Mark 2 and Quantum DTL (Dual Taper Lock) rifles.

About Blackout Defense

The Blackout Defense team has a strong history in mission critical worlds such as aerospace dating back over 15 years. They use their expertise from outside industries to elevate firearms innovation, development, and manufacturing techniques. They hold several patents and patent-pendings on many of their products including barrel systems, receivers, and drop-in triggers. Based in Chandler, Arizona, Blackout Defense operates out of their state-of-the-art facility where they design and manufacture all of their products in-house. Learn more at