DPMS TAC2 preview lead

DPMS is known for producing high-quality, accurate AR-platform rifles, and it’s new TAC2 in 5.56mm NATO certainly delivers. In the upcoming October 2014 issue of GUNS & WEAPONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, author Scott W. Wagner runs it through its paces.

Wagner writes, “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.

“When I unpacked the TAC2, the first thing that caught my attention was the fact that the forend did not look like a railway depot. The new DPMS M111 modular handguard system provides a trim, cylindrical gripping surface with a continuous top rail, short rail segments on the side and a longer segment on the bottom. The bottom and side segments can be moved to accommodate the end-user simply by loosening the Allen screws holding them in place. The forend runs most of the length of the barrel; it’s quick handling and comfortable. But the excellence doesn’t end there.

“It’s pretty well accepted that the standard carbine-length gas system makes for a more abrupt action cycle with more carbon buildup than the original full-length gas tube. To smooth out the operational cycle, some manufacturers offer mid- length gas system configurations, which work quite well. DPMS went a step further with the TAC2 and mounted a full-length rifle gas system, which smoothes the cycling out as well as allows for the gas block/front sight base to be positioned farther down the barrel. This creates a longer sight radius when using iron sights, which provides a sharper sight picture.”

To learn more, check out the October 2014 issue of GUNS & WEAPONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, available on newsstands and digitally July 15, 2014. To subscribe, go to Tactical-Life.com/subscribe.

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