In the upcoming November 2014 issue of GUNS & WEAPONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, author Rich Grassi runs the new Advanced Carbine (AC) 14.7 from MMC Armory through its paces to see if its fit for law enforcement officers.

Grassi writes, “The Mennie Machine Company has a division known as MMC Armory. Since 1970, the Mennie Machine Company has been a parts contractor for the U.S. government tasked with providing mil-spec arms components. Since then, MMC Armory has begun the production of complete rifles. Built with Eugene Stoner’s direct-gas-impingement AR system, a federal standard for almost 50 years, MMC Armory set out to put its own stamp on the species. One of the company’s newest entrants in the field, the Advanced Carbine 14.7, is a standout for law enforcement.

“The AC 14.7 sample I received for testing immediately seemed shorter, aft of the receiver, than other M4-type rifles. A quick measurement against three other ARs showed that the AC 14.7 is about 1.5 inches shorter than a standard AR. According to MMC Amory, the Advanced Carbine was developed for those who need rifle power and accuracy in a smaller package, like cops. Take a look at a lot of the police vehicles out there—aside from SUVs—and the shorter rifle becomes a big advantage. Add to that the huge amount of gear bolted to the inside of cur- rent police cruisers and you’ll find that space is at a premium.

“The company says that the AC has a ‘reduced-footprint stock.’ The website goes on to note, ‘It is a well designed rifle for patrol and urban combat situations.’ Short and light is in these days—and for good reason. Still, the ‘reduced-footprint stock’ gave me pause.”

To learn more, check out the November 2014 issue of GUNS & WEAPONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, available on newsstands and digitally Sept. 16, 2014. To subscribe, go to

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