When Les Baer Custom (LBC) released their Police Special in .223 in 2009 it was quickly adopted for its intended purpose. Knowing that he had a hit on his hands, Baer was quick to release the carbine in two new calibers for 2010.
“The Police Special is a 16-inch AR that was designed to include every important feature a police officer wants but none of the stuff he doesn’t,” Baer said. “I knew there was a need for a high-performance rifle that could serve as either a patrol carbine or a high-energy tactical rifle.”
For 2010, Les Baer Custom has sweetened the pot a little more by adding a few additional high-demand law enforcement features, including a new LBC national match carrier, a new collapsible stock and pistol grip package, and an LBC flip-up
front sight. In addition, the Police Special is now available in three high-performance calibers instead of just one. As a patrol carbine or a high-energy tactical rifle, the Les Baer Police Special can fit multiple roles in the law enforcement market. It’s loaded with businesslike features that make it a serious pro, and it’s intentionally devoid of the accessories that cheapen the purpose and limit the usefulness of a police rifle for real police work.
Among the features included in the newest version are the LBC forged and machined upper and lower receiver, and a chromed LBC National Match bolt carrier. One of my favorite features is the removable carry handle, which of course incorporates a rear sight. It can be quickly removed to expose a Picatinny flattop rail on the upper receiver that’s ready to mount your favorite optic.