When it comes down to it, officers need a simple, sturdy and reliable carbine for patrol duty—one that will be there for them when they need it and can be counted upon for every shot.
As I opened the cardboard box from Rock River Arms (RRA) with a new test rifle for me to try out, I quickly discovered the standout qualities of the firearm within. The LAR-15 Delta CAR carbine in 5.56mm NATO features the extra touches and attention to detail that bring an M4-style carbine like this to the forefront in a crowded market.
My appreciation grew as I slid the plastic case out of the cardboard box in question. The RRA LAR-15 Delta CAR came packed in a very nice flat, polymer case that is just the right length for the gun it contains, with latches made from metal rather than plastic. Things were looking up.
Even though this was the first time I worked with an RRA product, I knew that the Delta CAR was going to be high quality, as most AR-15s manufactured by reputable companies are. Those manufacturers are committed to providing a high-quality product that meets or exceeds mil-spec standards. True “mil-spec,” or even theoretical mil-spec, ensures a high likelihood of purchasing a quality product because of standardization, which in the end is good for everyone. And when it comes to quality, the LAR-15 Delta CAR certainly does not disappoint.