The Les Baer Custom Police Special in .223 offers LE officers a patrol carbine with custom-level performance at a price that won’t break the budget.

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.”

The ATI 6-position collapsible stock on the rifle incorporates a cheekpiece that is adjustable for height.

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.

The button-rifled barrel helped this rifle achieve its sub-MOA guarantee. Four of 10 loads tested were less than MOA.

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.

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