Friday, February 28, 2014

Tactical Life Reviews the Colt AR-15A4

Since Colt bought the rights to produce the U.S. military’s M16 in the late 1950s, the names Colt and M16/AR-15 have been connected in the minds of most folks, in pretty much the same way many interchange “Colt .45” and “1911.” Love it or hate it—and there are a lot of people who have used the M16/AR-15 family at some point that fall into either camp—the platform has morphed a lot since the first rifles left the Colt plant and landed in Vietnam.

Colt AR-15A4
Following an ignominious beginning, abused by a number of missteps that led to the rifles’ less-than-stellar introductory performance, the M16A1 overcame it all to gain wide acceptance. But, as mentioned, the rifle has changed over the years, with the most recent modifications initiated during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And the result is a highly refined weapon system that has also found a home in the domestic law enforcement community.Read the complete gun review at

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