An AR-type rifle can be configured with a plethora of accessories to adapt it to almost any law enforcement mission. POLICE contributor A.J. George walked readers through one set-up in the May feature, "Customizing Your AR Rifle." View the components he uses. Photos by Mark W. Clark and vendors.
May 28, 2013
SIG Sauer's 716 Patrol carbine is one of four SIG716 models and should be given serious consideration by tactical operators and patrol personnel working in more rural settings who may need to engage longer-range targets. Read Nick Jacobellis' full "Arsenal" review of the carbine. This gallery includes exclusive photos that didn't appear in print. Photos by Alex Landeen.
January 9, 2013
The LWRC M6A2 Special Purpose Rifle is very lightweight and easy to wield. And the mid-length gas-piston design means that the rifle does not need as much cleaning and maintenance as a standard direct impingement M4. We featured LWRC's SPR as our "Arsenal" review for May 2012. Photos by Alex Landeen.
May 15, 2012
For officers looking to customize their AR-type rifle and make it more ready for duty, there are dozens of ways to configure it the way you like it. In this photo gallery, we show you a few, including free-float rails, collapsible stocks, muzzle brakes and suppressors, trigger guards, foregrips, tools and cleaning kits. For more, read "Accessorizing Your AR."
May 19, 2011
Take a closer look at the Bushmaster ACR "modular" rifle, which will be offered in law enforcement versions known as the Patrol and Special Purpose. Our photo gallery gives you a closer look at an innovative patrol or tactical rifle offering an alternative to other AR-type patrol rifles. A Remington version will be offered to federal law enforcement. Read our news item about the availability of the Bushmaster ACR.
April 14, 2010
Ruger introduced its new SR-556 rifle at last year's National Rifle Association show in Phoenix. The announcement ended years of speculation that Ruger was indeed working on an AR-style rifle, and the SR-556 quickly became the buzz of the show. While the newest Ruger long gun possesses many typical AR features, it also has a Ruger-designed piston drive system. The patent-pending, chrome plated two-stage piston system provides a cleaner, cooler running, and more reliable operation than any standard AR gas impingement system can deliver. Read our full review of Ruger's SR-556.
April 6, 2010
The Rock River Arms PPS carbine employs the company's patent-pending Performance Piston System (PPS) to reduce recoil, as well as residue in the upper receiver. It features a purpose-designed bolt carrier, an adjustable gas piston, and an over-the-barrel spring and guide rod arrangement. The result is a departure from the traditional recoil system associated with AR-style firearms. Rock River Arms is expected to offer its PPS carbine to law enforcement later in 2010; the rifle carries a suggested retail price of $1,685.
February 22, 2010
Although the Daniel Defense M4, or DDM4, is a factory rifle, it looks like it was built by a custom shop. This carbine ships with quad fore rails, a removable backup sight, Magpul MOE adjustable stock, Daniel Defense vertical fore grip, a flared/beveled trigger guard, a flared mag well, and a Magpul 30-round PMAG.
November 4, 2009