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May 12, 2011
New Carbine: Armalite M-15A4 in 6.8 SPC - 2
by John B. Snow
This new rifle from Armalite, the M-15A4 Carbine, comes decked out in some old-school olive drab furnishings and is chambered in one of the newcomers to our military’s arsenal, the 6.8 SPC.
At first glance, I love the lines on this rifle. The blend of old and new—the classic clamshell handguard compared and the gas block with the Picatinny rail to point out two right off—are right up my alley.
Armalite says they’re making a limited run of these rifles, so if you are in the market for a patrol-style carbine, you’d best put up your hand (and pull out your wallet) now. The MSRP for the carbine is $1,107.
The company says the rifle will weigh in at just under 6.5 pounds, making it a bit more handy than many of the ARs out there that are billed as dual-purpose hunting rifles. If I were to get one, I’d see a trigger swap in its future as I don’t care for a trigger pull nearly equal in weight to the gun.
These are some of the particulars provided by the company:
• Model: A4 Carbine with green furniture