(Yankee Hill Machine) – YHM Desert Enforcer 5.56mm, built for optimum reliability in harsh conditions, delivers sub-MOA performance and easily blends into the background in the high desert or dry scrub.
The Desert Enforcer from Yankee Hill Machine (YHM) is finished appropriately enough in a Dark Earth Cerakote, and the smaller moving parts are finished in a standard black for a dramatic contrast. The rifle is a direct-gas-impingement-operated, semi-automatic rifle chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO. This particular rifle is based on the company’s well-regarded Todd Jarrett Competition Series of ARs, which were developed by YHM in conjunction with world-renowned competitive shooter Todd Jarrett to meet the exceedingly demanding needs of high-speed tactical competitors.
Anyone can get a black rifle in black, but if you really want something more distinct, Cerakoting offers a very popular color choice for ARs. Not having any deserts nearby, I could not independently confirm this rifle’s capabilities of blending into such an environment, but in the full-on-allergy-inducing, bright green Virginia springtime, the rifle proved absolutely capable.
YHM itself is not new to the AR market and was originally established in 1951 by Wallace Judd and James Graham with an emphasis on quality machining. The company is best known today for its extensive line of high-quality AR parts and accessories, including barrels, handguards, suppressors, scope mounts, sights, muzzle brakes and more. The company also produces a complete line of AR-platform rifles.