Affordable, Magpul-upgraded DS Arms ZM4 Enhanced brings reliable 5.56mm firepower to cops everywhere!

In the upcoming February 2014 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, author D.K. Pridgen writes, “At first blush, it may seem odd for an FAL company to be building ARs, but the knowledge DS Arms (DSA) acquired from manufacturing FALs translates quite well into building ARs…DSA currently offers nine versions of its AR-platform rifle, the ZM4. All but one are M4-pattern carbines, with the exception of a 20-inch-barreled, fixed-stock rifle. Nothing but American products are used in the manufacturing of each ZM4, which, I guess makes it an American buy!”

To test the company’s attention to detail, Pridgen runs the new ZM4 Enhanced flattop 5.56mm NATO carbine through its paces. Why’s it called “Enhanced”? Because, according to Pridgen, of its precision-fitted parts, and it also “has several Magpul accessories equipped standard. A number of manufacturers offer versions of their products sporting a single Magpul item or completely decked out in everything Magpul—and why not? Magpul products are some of the hottest and most-liked items in the land. Magpul’s primary source material is a tough, resilient polymer that stands up to daily abuse—the kind LEOs can easily dish out!”

So how did the carbine perform at the range? Can it handle the harsh abuse that officers dole out on a daily basis?

To learn more, check out the February 2014 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, available on newsstands and digitally November 26, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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