From my perspective as a law enforcement officer, DPMS has long been one of my favorite AR-15 manufacturers. That’s right, it’s an actual manufacturer—not just an assembler—of AR-15 rifle systems. Still concentrating on the original direct gas impingement design, DPMS is known for its high quality and “married guy” prices. Back around 1998, when I wanted a personal AR-15 for use on the SWAT team but couldn’t afford to spend a lot, it was a DPMS carbine that accompanied me on some of my earliest SWAT missions. I have the utmost confidence in the company’s products.
I happen to like rifles and handguns that can fulfill multiple roles. In a day when dollars are tight for individual officers and law enforcement agencies alike, getting the most bang for the buck is a critical consideration when purchasing any firearm. The DPMS TAC2 is just such an AR—suitable for patrol, entry and long-range perimeter/containment duties. DPMS really covered all the bases when it designed the TAC2 carbine.