As originally introduced, the venerable A1/A2 configuration of the AR15/M16 features a fixed buttstock, integral carry handle, plastic handguard and an A-frame front sight. The recent surge in the popularity of optics have made the A4 flat-top variant popular with civilian, police and military operators alike.
The use of Picatinny railed handguards has dramatically increased with the proliferation of mission-specific accessories, such as forward vertical grips, lights, lasers and night-vision equipment. M4 carbines made collapsible stocks all the rage, and for good reason. But what do you do if your AR is evolutionarily challenged?
As originally introduced, the venerable A1/A2 configuration of the AR15/M16 features a fixed buttstock, integral…
by Massad Ayoob / Jan 1, 2008