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Rock River Arms LAR-8 Varmint A4

Rock River Arms LAR-8 Varmint A4

The advantage of a semi-auto weapon over a bolt gun is obvious. Follow-up shots are much quicker and the felt recoil is much less. Another advantage of the AR platform .308 weapons system is the familiar layout of the selector, mag release, and charging handle.

February 14, 2011

Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR-556 Carbine

Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR-556 Carbine

What sets the SR-556 apart from any other AR on the market is its piston drive upper. Its design is simple and effective and it works as advertised.

March 25, 2010

FNH USA SCAR 16S Patrol Rifle

FNH USA SCAR 16S Patrol Rifle

FN's SCAR is one of the first true 21st century rifles. It features amazing ergonomics and offers exceptional accuracy.

December 22, 2009

Rock River Arms Elite Comp

Rock River Arms Elite Comp

Every once in a while I run across a weapon that just seems perfect for its intended purpose. The new Rock River Arms Elite Comp seems as though it was designed from the ground up as a patrol carbine, with each of its features created to meet the needs of that mission.

August 31, 2009

Para USA Tactical Target Rifle

Para USA Tactical Target Rifle

One of the announcements that took me by surprise at last year's SHOT Show was that Para Ordnance, the Canadian firm best known for its line of high-capacity 1911s, was introducing a new AR-style rifle.

February 1, 2009

Rock River Arms LAR-458 Carbine

Rock River Arms LAR-458 Carbine

Rock River's new LAR-458 is chambered for the powerful .458 SOCOM cartridge, which possesses twice as much energy as the 5.56mm cartridge.

October 1, 2008

DPMS Panther Mini SASS Rifle

DPMS Panther Mini SASS Rifle

So successful was the 7.62 x 51mm rifle designed for the military that DPMS officials decided to build a 5.56 x 45mm version of the gun. Called, appropriately enough, the Mini SASS, this new rifle has many of the same features that made its big brother so popular.

August 1, 2008

Smith & Wesson M&P15T Tactical Carbine

Smith & Wesson M&P15T Tactical Carbine

Although Smith & Wesson is one of our oldest and largest surviving gun companies, the iconic manufacturer is a relative newcomer when it comes to tactical rifles. The only problem that I've heard associated with the S&W rifles is their availability. It seems that demand far exceeds supply. Just recently, I received the test sample that I had ordered at last year's seminar.

August 1, 2007

Sabre Defence XR15A3 Massad Ayoob Elite Rifle

Sabre Defence XR15A3 Massad Ayoob Elite Rifle

Prolific firearms writer, weapons instructor, and law enforcement officer Massad Ayoob has spent his professional career analyzing the dynamics of police work. Now Sabre Defence, a relatively new manufacturer of AR-15-style weapons, has introduced the Massad Ayoob XR15A3 Elite Rifle. Built in collaboration with the famed expert, the carbine has all of the features that savvy law enforcement officers need and want.

November 1, 2006

Smith & Wesson M&P15 Rifle

Smith & Wesson M&P15 Rifle

I drove from my home in Tucson to the SHOT Show in Las Vegas this year—it’s a scenic drive that takes a little more than seven hours. Entering the city, I passed a large police motorcade that was just beginning on the other side of the highway.

August 1, 2006

Lewis Machine & Tool Monolithic Rail Platform

Lewis Machine & Tool Monolithic Rail Platform

Lewis Machine & Tool Co. has just introduced what may be the next evolutionary step in the ongoing development of the AR-15/M-16 family of rifles. Called the Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP), the rifle was designed to cure some ills common to this weapon system and provide some needed options. Featuring an innovative one-piece receiver/handguard system and quick barrel-change capability, the MRP is destined to find favor with SWAT officers.

January 1, 2006

Bushmaster Firearms A2 .308 Caliber Carbine

It’s no wonder that the AR-15 rifle, in all its incarnations, has become so dominant in the law enforcement patrol rifle market. It’s lightweight, accurate, possesses little recoil, is easy to maintain, and has plenty of capacity.

June 1, 2005

ArmaLite AR-180B Rifle

ArmaLite AR-180B Rifle

ArmaLite introduced its latest version of the AR-180 about two years ago, but the design and the AR-180 designation date to the 1960s. There were very good reasons to update it.

April 1, 2005

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