The author found the BCM EAG Tactical Carbine the best of the breed.
One company that has dedicated itself to building the best guns possible is Bravo Company Manufacturing, better known as BCM. Founded in 2005 by a former Marine Rifleman, BCM builds top-quality AR-15’s at its Hartland, Wisconsin, facility. BCM’s weapon systems are manufactured, reinforced and tested to meet the unforgiving needs of law enforcement, military, security and peacekeeping professionals around the globe, in some of the most high-stress environments imaginable. One such weapon is the EAG Tactical Carbine.
“EAG” refers to E.A.G. Tactical, a training company founded by Pat Rogers, a retired USMC chief warrant officer and retired NYPD sergeant with extensive street experience. E.A.G. Tactical provides weapons manipulation and tactics training throughout the U.S., to military and law enforcement personnel as well as qualified civilians. Pat is highly regarded in both the military and law enforcement communities.
Quality is readily apparent throughout the EAG Tactical Carbine. The upper is machined from a 7075-T6 aluminum forging and is hardcoat anodized. The flattop receiver with a Picatinny rail allows the mounting of a variety of optics or a standard carry handle. A Troy Industries/BCM folding battle sight comes standard on the upper rail. The mid-length gas system, one many knowledgeable shooters believe is the most reliable, is surrounded by a 9-inch, free-floated LaRue Tactical handguard, which is also a rail system in itself.
The rails are covered by TangoDown SCAR rail covers, with a Tango Rail vertical forward grip supplied as well. The standard charging handle has been replaced with the BCM Gunfighter Model 3 featuring a bolstered T-section and enlarged release lever, a handle many feel is the best available. The package also includes a SureFire LED white light and a Viking Tactics mount.
The BCM EAG Tactical Carbine represents nothing but the best—and that’s what works on the streets. Stay tuned for a full review in the February 2013 issue of Special Weapons for Military and Police.