Tactical Guns

The Sig 516 Patrol Rifle comes in a standard black model, but is also available in Flat Dark Earth (FDE) and a black/Olive Drab (OD) Green version. Beyond the colors, each model boasts many of the same features.

AR-15 Review: SIG 516 Patrol Rifle

The SIG 516 Patrol is not just another AR. It has some really cool improvements over the typical AR-style rifle. One of the most notable improvements is it’s gas piston operated. But that's not all.

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AR Testfire: The AAC Blackout .300

The Advanced Armament Company has been making suppressors for some time now. So when it came time to design a cartridge and build an upper to house it, they knew a thing or two about the job. The result? The .300 AAC Blackout.

The rifle that preceded the M16 in combat in Vietnam was the Colt/Armalite-produced 601/601. Issued with a green Bakelite stocks, the 601 featured a hard-chromed bolt carrier group and prong-type flash suppressor. It lacked the forward assist that was added two generations later to the M16A1 series, and the case deflector that appeared on the M16A2. The case deflector has definite merit, which cannot be said of the forward assist. Left-handed law enforcement M16s need the addition of an add-on to protect the shooters’ faces from cartridge case burns.

Survival Guns: Advantages of the 20-Inch AR-15

Full-length 20-inch ARs with the original pencil-thin barrel profile are rather hard to find these days, but I’m here to tell you, this is the gun I would keep if I could keep only one for civil survival.