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LWRC's M6A2 Special Purpose Rifle

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.

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Select Fire Carbines vs. Submachine Guns

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.

Colt Introduces LE6940P Piston-Based Rifle

Colt Defense has introduced its LE6940P modular carbine with an articulating link piston (ALP) operating system initially developed for the U.S. Army, the company announced.

MasterPiece Arms Introduces MPA57SST Defender Semi-Auto

MasterPiece Arms introduced its MPA57SST Defender semi-auto machine pistol at SHOT Show 2012 will be available as a 5-inch fixed barrel pistol or a 16.75-inch carbine.

SHOT Show 2012: DPMS 5.56mm Tac 2 Carbine

DPMS Firearms' Tac 2 incorporates a slew of Magpul parts with a full-length hand guard in one of the more talked-about 5.56mm carbines of SHOT Show.

Colt To Release LE901-16S Carbine

Colt Defense LLC will bring to market the LE901-16S modular, multi-caliber rifle. With a proprietary adapter, the rifle can be easily changed from .308 Winchester (7.62x51 NATO) chambering to .223 Remington (5.56x45 NATO).

Product Test: Accurate Armory LE Light M4

Accurate Armory's LE Light M4 carbine sets itself apart from others with a 1:7 twist and a reduced overall weight. This quality carbine meets or exceeds Mil-Spec standards for barrel, receiver, chamber, bolt, front sight, and anodizing.

Kicking Things Up a Notch

I believe there is a need for law enforcement officers, especially for tactical personnel, to kick things up a notch and use heavier caliber carbines as patrol rifles and entry guns.

Barrett Firearms M468 6.8 SPC Carbine

Designed to accommodate the new 6.8 SPC cartridge, this weapon’s shooting accuracy and velocity make it ideal for tactical applications.

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