I’VE been impressed with Rock River Arms products since I first tried them. I have been particularly impressed with their law enforcement division. Although I’ve been using a RRA Tactical 1911 with a rail for some time now, I have purposely waited to get a RRA rifle because I wanted one of the LAR-8 .308 carbines. I’ve had mine now for a couple of months and have done quite a bit of shooting with it. I’m happy to say my wait was worthwhile and the carbine measures up to my expectations.
I’ve seen two main problems that can occur when making an AR-type .308. The first is keeping the rifle or carbine light enough and short enough overall that it remains fast handling. The second is magazines, which if proprietary, can be quite expensive.
I’m happy to say that RRA has dealt with both issues well. The A4 carbine weighs 8.1 pounds and is 38 inches overall with stock completely deployed and 35 inches when collapsed. The stock, by the way, is a 6-position CAR-type. Obviously, it’s not quite as handy as a standard M4 carbine, but how often does one see a standard M4 these days? I’ve seen quite a few rifles with so many accessories that they actually weigh more than this .308 carbine. In fact, to keep weight down, I specifically decided that the only thing I would add to the RRA was a tactical optical sight.
I’VE been impressed with Rock River Arms products since I first tried them. I have…
by Tactical-Life.com / Nov 20, 2008