Brownells adds to their Retro Rifles series a nice replica of the very rare Model 605, the first Colt's effort at producing a more compact variant of the M16 rifle. Chambered in 5.56 NATO and with an overall length of 34 in / 863 mm, it's a real collector's item.
From the Model 601 originally adopted by the US Air Force to the Vietnam War M16A1 version, Brownells offers a full line of rifles reproducing the original and now rare early AR-15 models. We tested them for you – and we enjoyed them!
The New Face of Freedom… The M400 TREAD rifle is SIG Sauer’s first Entry Level AR-15 with premium features, offered in its base model at a competitive 951 US dollar price point. The TREAD sports many interesting features and a complete program of affordable, high-quality components, accessories and optics. We've been at the SIG Sauer Academy and already had the opportunity to test the new model.
The adjustable precision trigger which is already standard in some Mossberg’s rifles is now available as an accessory. It will fit all standard Mil-Spec AR15 and AR10 lower receivers with .154” trigger and hammer pin holes.
The SIG Sauer MCX modular multi-caliber assault/semi-automatic rifle is already in use among world-famous, military special forces such as the British Special Air Service (SAS) and the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta Airborne (Delta Force). We had the opportunity to put the improved, semi-automatic follow-up model, the SIG Sauer MCX Virtus to the test. But what are the differences …
The Utah-based company offers innovative upgrade parts and accessories. The “Dual Drop” upper receiver adds a second forward assist control on the left side of AR-15 rifles, while the “CARS” system autonomously drop an empty magazine and load the chamber once an ammunition supply is present.
The NX3G is specifically built for 3 Gun stages and sporting applications. Thanks to its “hybrid” .223 Wylde chambering it will accept .223 Remington and 5.56×45mm NATO ammunition offering the same accuracy and reliability with both cartridges.
The specialist exhibition for law enforcement, police equipment, security and tactical solutions took place in Nuremberg, Germany, from March 7-8. Here are some highlights about the products and novelties we saw there.
ENFORCE TAC and IWA 2018 / New from Haenel: CR 308. Haenel Defence showcases the new semi automatic CR 308 chambered in .308 Win (7,62x51 mm NATO) at the Enforce TAC 2018. It completes their portfolio with an expedient and practical rifle. We present the new features and technical data of the CR 308.
SHOT Show 2018 / New from Seekins Precision: the NXP8. Designed as a compact weapon with enhanced capabilities, the NXP8 features a 8 in / 203 mm barrel and is equipped with a SB-Taction PDW pistol stabilizing brace. Upper and lower are CNC machined aluminum.
SHOT Show 2018 / New from Hornady: AR Gunlocker. The AR Gunlocker is a safe for AR-15 type rifles (but not only) with a front-end spring loaded door. To have access to the weapons there are three systems: let's see them together.
SHOT Show 2018 / New from Brownells: Retro Rifles. Ever wanted an AR-10 or a Vietnam M16? Brownells has replicated these classic military rifles: from the early .308/7.62mm models to the 5.56mm XM177 Carbine, including a “slab side” variant and a Vietnam Era M16A1.
SHOT Show 2018 / New caliber from Federal Premium Ammunition: .224 Valkyrie. The well-known US-manufacturer Federal showcased the new ammunition for rifles in .224 Valkyrie. It is specially designed for semiautomatic devices of the AR-15 platform and should convince with outstanding features.
SHOT Show 2018 / New from Springfield Armory: the SAINT AR-15 pistol. After the SAINT rifle launched in 2016, Springfield Armory now introduces the SAINT AR-15 Pistol chambered in 5.56x45mm (.223 Rem). A short weapon well suited for CQB, it has no buttstock but a SB Tactical SBX-K forearm brace to reduce size. The 7.5 barrel is also equipped with a blast diverter.
The Manufacturer claims that the new AR-platform is “the hardest hitting, most powerful ever produced”. Two carbine versions are available, the Tactical Hunter and the Ultimate Hunter, with different accessories.