My new Armalite AR-10 Tactical Rifle is a direct gas impingement, .308 caliber, semi-automatic rifle with a 20-inch barrel and a rifle-length gas system. It has iron sights and is magazine fed, just like the original. That's about where the similarities end.
July 8, 2016
Beretta's ARX-100 is a 5.56mm, piston-driven, magazine-fed, semi-automatic rifle, and a direct descendant of the select-fire ARX-160, which was designed and built in 2008 for the Italian military.
January 30, 2015
When my test and evaluation DDM4 arrived, I tore into the box like a kid on Christmas morning. Inside was a beautiful DDM4 rifle with a 16-inch barrel, Magpul MOE stock, DD's fixed front and rear sights, a Superior Suppression muzzle device, and a 12-inch Lite Rail II (LRII).
January 6, 2014
ARs are almost endlessly customizable to suit the needs of the operator. From barrel length to stocks, grips, rails, and optics, the foundation of the AR-15 can be adapted to everything from close-quarters operation work to long-range precision applications.
May 29, 2013
Zombies aside, there are trends emerging in the firearms industry, and they have the potential to determine what tools you will be issued in the near future.
January 22, 2013
The Newtown massacre could have as much effect on the firearms industry as 9/11 had on the airline industry. And it may result in the hasty passage of ill-conceived laws and onerous regulations that accomplish nothing but depriving law-abiding Americans of their rights.
December 21, 2012
Lewis Machine and Tool Co. (LMT) recently released what it believes is an improvement on the venerable AR-15 design, the LM8MRP. The LM8MRP is a direct gas impingement AR-15 with a 16-inch barrel that features the company's latest modular upper receiver or Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP).
October 11, 2012
The Colt LE901-16S is a very versatile direct impingement gas-operated carbine with a 16.1-inch barrel. It's commonly referred to as a "modular carbine" because users can easily transform it from a 7.62mm NATO caliber carbine to a 5.56mm M4 carbine.
September 20, 2012
Recently Stag introduced the 3G, a rifle developed for use in the rapidly growing three-gun competition market. This AR is also excellent for law enforcement operations.
August 28, 2012
Whether you are delivering precision shot placement or dumping one magazine after another as fast as possible into a target, the mid-length piston-powered LWRCI M6A2 SPR will do the job.
May 15, 2012
After the infamous 1997 North Hollywood Shootout in Los Angeles where the bad guys were equipped with armor that stopped pistol rounds, law enforcement agencies began adopting M16s, AR-15s, and M4s as "patrol rifles." But many tactical officers stuck by the pistol-caliber subgun.
May 15, 2012
On the 15th anniversary of one of the fiercest gun battles in modern law enforcement history, patrol officers are much better armed, equipped, and trained than they were in 1997.
February 28, 2012
In recent years more and more manufacturers have developed new takes on AR-style rifles, resulting in four major operating systems for the common patrol rifles used by American law enforcement. Let's take a look at the four operating systems and their pros and cons
January 25, 2012
Leupold builds optics to meet end users' needs. This is the case with the VX-R 1.25-4X20 SPR, a scope built for AR-style rifles.
December 19, 2011
The weight difference between the Daniel Defense v5 Lightweight and a standard M4 was immediately noticeable, nearly 10 ounces. That's a lot of weight if you have to work an operation for hours. The standard M4 has a short carbine railed forearm compared to the 12-inch mid length of the v5 Lightweight.
December 16, 2011