Sunday, December 11, 2011

ME"AR"Y CHRISTMAS

                                                                            
Well, there is only a couple of weeks left before Christmas and Chanukah and hopefully most of your gift shopping is done.  But just in case, we thought we would offer some helpful gift ideas (all should cost less than $100--most a fraction of that) for the AR-15 owner in your life. 


                                                                                  
Can someone ever have too many magazines?  These are a great stocking stuffer and while many people have plenty of 30 round mags, 10 and 20 round magazines can offer benefits when hunting, shooting off a bench rest, or if you shoot in the prone position and dislike the possibility of the mag coming in contact with the ground.  Magpul's Pmags are probably the most popular magazines we sell, and DTI offers them in dark earth, olive drab green, and the standard black. 

What about giving the gift of a new color of "furniture" for someone's rifle?  An entire set of basic, mil-spec furniture (handguards, grip, and stock) can be purchased for well under a hundred bucks, and Magpul's MOE line wouldn't cost much more.  One of the newest Magpul products that DTI offers is the MOE + grip.  It has all the benefits of the standard MOE grip, with the advantage of a rubber-like, tactile, exterior in the palm area.  The rubber does not extend to the bottom of the grip, which prevents this grip from getting "hung up" on clothing and equipment like some other grips with an entirely covered, rubber exterior.  Installing a pistol grip, two piece handguards, and a stock is fairly simple and having an alternate color can be a great way to modify your AR-15 for various applications or just for a new look on a favorite old weapon.

Ladder panels or other rail covers are a nice, inexpensive gift for the AR owner with a railed handguard, and if you would like to show a bit of humor during the holidays, Del-Ton also offers a rail-mounted, tactical bottle opener that is a "must have" for any AR with a railed handguard (insert legal caveat here: consuming alcohol and handling firearms is NEVER a good idea).  You will notice there is also a handy sling attachment point for a more "authorized/on-duty" application.  We hope you have a great  and safe holiday season. Thanks for considering DTI for your AR-15 needs and for reading our blog.  Feel free to contact us with any questions about the AR-15 platform or our products.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Practice Makes Perfect (part two)



In our previous post, we mentioned the concept of shooting being a perishable skill and the necessity of practicing your shooting skills in the same manner in which you plan to employ them during your hunt, a competition, or if necessary, in defense.  Never forget to focus on safety and do things in a proper manner, even if more slowly at first.  One thing that was not mentioned in the first part of this subject matter is the benefit of dry firing.  This can be done at any time in any weather condition.  With modern equipment like weapon mounted lasers, a great deal of diagnostic information regarding your performance of the fundamentals like trigger control can be gained from this form of practice.  For the sake of safety, make sure that any ammunition is not in the same room or location where you decide to practice dry firing...this will prevent any possibility of an accident.  Here are some practice drills that can make time at the range both beneficial and fun.


Quick Fire Type Drills


This drill and others like it will assist you in learning to acquire your target and sight picture quickly.  This skill is definitely beneficial in a defensive situation, but can also be great for those hunting game that tend to come toward the hunter in a very quick manner (coyotes when called).  At a distance of 25 yards and starting with your weapon in a sling-carry or low ready position, have a friend use a signal to let you know when to begin firing.  When given the signal, fire two shots and then return your rifle to the previous position.  The controlled pair of shots can be fired center mass or at the head (if using a B-27 type target) as a variation. The person signaling should vary the amount of time between signals in order to keep the shooter out of a rhythm.  This drill can continue from 6-10 total shots fired, and then it is probably best to safety the weapon and measure your performance on the target.  A series or two of this drill is a great warm up for more complicated drills and with proper practice, the amount of time you require to correctly acquire and engage the target should be reduced.   Variations of this drill at shorter or longer distances or in different positions (kneeling, prone, on your back-defensive) can also be a great addition to your skill set.


Called Target Drills


In this drill, 4 or more small, numbered targets are used.  For black centered targets, a white crayon can be used for marking the number on the target.  Targets with different colors can also be used rather than numbers.  Much like the previous drill, this one starts with the shooter in the low ready and uses a second person to call out the numbers of a target to engage.  One to three shots per target/number called can be fired depending on your real life application, and this drill can also be performed at shorter or longer ranges.  As mentioned in Practice Makes Perfect (part one), inexpensive items you may already have at home can make great targets and thinking outside of the box is essential to keeping range times and various drills fun and applicable to your situation.  Introducing magazine reloads to this or another shooting drill is also beneficial, especially to a defense or tactical application.



There are many other drills detailed on websites and in monthly shooting publications.  Make sure to constantly be looking for ways to improve your shooting skill set by practicing often and in a manner directly applicable to how you will shoot in your real life scenario.  Modern shooters have the benefit of the internet and there are many websites that offer creative drills as well as general information regarding firearms.  Whether you are reading this blog or some other site’s information, it is important to understand that some of the concepts here may apply to you and your manner of shooting, equipment, or application and some may not.  It is great to have access to information from the experiences of many individuals (novices and experts alike), but it is wise to be concerned and use discernment when a website or someone posting on it mandates a particular type of equipment or method of doing something as “the only way to go”.   Always ensure the safety of yourself and others whenever you handle firearms and do your best to be a great ambassador to those not familiar with “the gun world”.  Why not make a resolution this upcoming year to introduce a young person to the shooting sports.  Thanks for reading our blog...check back often for more news and information pertaining to the AR-15 platform and feel free to contact us anytime with any questions you may have about the AR-15 and our products.



Saturday, November 19, 2011

Practice Makes Perfect


Practice Makes Perfect (part one)

It is well known that shooting is a very perishable skill; if you do not routinely and correctly perform the steps involved, it will not be long before bad habits begin to appear and the speed and accuracy to which you were previously accustomed will diminish.  For this reason, it is very important to practice shooting your AR-15 and to practice with it correctly.  For most people involved in a sport or skill, practice is not always the most enjoyable part;  for those involved in the shooting sports, it can be.  The next two posts will suggest some “drills” and  activities that can be both fun and beneficial to your skill set.

Unless you plan to use your AR-15 exclusively for benchrest or other static, accuracy specific competitions, there may not be much benefit to going to the range and sitting at a table sending lead downrange.  While this is necessary for “sighting in” your weapon, optics, or a significantly different ammunition choice, there are many other fun and beneficial ways to keep up your learned skills.  It seems like anything you do with or to your AR-15 depends on application (how you are most likely to use it most of the time), and range time is no different.    Whether you plan on using it for general “plinking”, hunting, or in the unfortunate need for defense, shooting your rifle from various positions and in ways specific to your application should be your goal during practice.  Many public shooting ranges may have strict rules regarding how you shoot, and if this is the case it is probably best to find an alternative place where you can perform these activities safely.  Those in a rural area have a much greater advantage in this respect.  Whatever your location, always remember the basic safety considerations when handling a weapon.  Always treat a weapon as loaded unless you verify it is not. Keep your finger outside of the trigger guard until you are on target.  Be aware of your target and what is beyond it, and always be aware of your muzzle when you are not on target. 

Most manufactured paper targets are not expensive and can be purchased at any sporting goods retailer.  There are some that have a layer of white or fluorescent coloring under the black exterior of the target so you can see where your rounds are going in between sets without going down to check your target.  While these are great for sighting in and general practice, there are many other options that can likely be found in your home already.  For some of the drills we will mention in our upcoming post, having some 3X5 or 4X6 cards or even small disposable plates from your kitchen pantry will provide an adequate target that can add a different dimension to your practice time.  Also consider “targets” you can buy that may be more fun and just as beneficial to sharpening your skills.  A box of trap/skeet clay “pigeons” is a great item to have for practicing CQB or vital area shots (most are about 4-5" diameter); these are great because they are a responsive target and clean up is easy--most are biodegradable.   The BB/pellet gun manufacturer Daisy has marketed some smaller clay targets (about 2" diameter) that are even less expensive than the standard clays.  Both can be simply taped to or hung on a larger cardboard backer target, or the larger clays can be suspended by a paracord line.  A quick internet search will provide you with many other brilliant ways in which those involved in shooting have improvised targets and target stands to make practice more enjoyable and beneficial to the way they shoot.


Remember to practice like you play (or may be forced to play).  Focus on doing things correctly even if slowly at first.  When starting out or warming up, slow is smooth and smooth is fast.  If you can develop a safe way to shoot that makes “range time” an activity that lends itself to anticipation rather than dread, your skills will sharpen and you will be physically ready from repetition and mentally ready from confidence for the “real thing”... whether that is harvesting a whitetail, competing in a 3 gun match, or protecting yourself or your loved ones.  In our next post (December 2011), we will suggest some simple drills where these targets can make time at the range fun and beneficial.  Thanks for reading our blog.  Check back often for more news and information pertaining to the AR-15 platform and feel free to contact us anytime with any questions you may have about the AR-15 and our products.
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Basic Guide to AR-15 Cleaning


The longevity and enjoyment derived from any gun is directly related to the quality of care the weapon is provided.  In regard to cleaning, the AR-15 platform is relatively simple to maintain and the weapon’s popularity has led to recent introduction of cleaning products that have made the process quick and thorough.  The AR-15 is a tough, dependable battle rifle—proven functional in extreme circumstances, but it does require the same amount of cleaning as any semi-automatic weapon platform.  Many of our customers have experience in the military and understand that whether “downrange in the sandbox” or back here and out in the field, if you have some downtime you are often cleaning weapons (even those that have not been fired since they were last cleaned)!  While this level of care is typically not necessary for the average AR owner, it is important to clean your weapon often, and especially after use.  In this post, cleaning equipment products and basic methods will be presented that will help you keep your rifle clean and functional.

Cleaning Equipment                                 
A basic, inexpensive cleaning kit designed for the particular caliber of your AR will do the job just fine, but there can be advantages to the more expensive products.  A one-piece, coated cleaning rod and special cleaning rod guides can prevent any harm  to your weapon during the cleaning process.  There are many “quick-cleaning” type kits on the market that do not use a cleaning rod, but rather some type of flexible rope or cable that would also prevent any harm caused by a cleaning rod that is not centered and guided.  These kits, such as the one shown above from OTIS, are compact and convenient and have been in use with military units for some time now.  At the minimum, you will need:

·    a cleaning rod, a bore brush, and chamber brush (brushes with a brass core and bronze or nylon bristles are considered better quality)

·    cleaning solvent and gun oil (there are many quality brands available at sporting goods retailers: Hoppe’s, Shooter’s Choice, Montana X-Treme, Break-Free CLP, etc...)

·    cleaning patches of natural cotton (some users prefer synthetic fiber patches)

·    cotton swabs, a tooth brush, and dental pick for cleaning inside the upper receiver, chamber recess lugs, and bolt/carrier components

·    cleaning rod, brushes, and patches must be designed for the particular caliber of your AR (.223/5.56, 6.8 SPC, etc...)

Cleaning Procedure
Make sure the weapon is unloaded and on safe.  After separating the upper receiver from the lower receiver by removing the front and rear takedown pins, the bolt and carrier and charging handle should be removed from the upper receiver.  This disassembly capability is a benefit of the AR platform in that it allows you to clean from breech to muzzle without the fear of solvents and debris getting into the action (lower receiver parts). 
Wet a patch with the cleaning solvent and use the jag to insert and guide the patch into the chamber and down the barrel.  Once the patch and jag exit the muzzle, it is suggested to remove the jag before pulling the rod back out to prevent any damage to the barrel crown (this procedure is even more important when using the bore brush in the same manner).  Most solvent brands have detailed instructions regarding use, and how long to allow the chemicals to contact the bore.  If using solvent designed to remove copper fouling, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully (many copper solvents contain harsh chemicals that can harm barrel steel after prolonged exposure).  Insert the cleaning rod with the bore brush attached in the same manner as the jag and patch described above.  Again, remove the brush once it exits the muzzle before pulling back the cleaning rod.  Repeat this procedure a few times, and then use the jag and a patch that is dry or with a light amount of solvent applied.  If the patch comes out of the muzzle clean, no further solvent use is likely required in the bore.  If it comes out dirty, repeating the wet patch and brushing sequence is probably necessary.  The quantity and quality of ammunition fired can necessitate how much cleaning is later required. 
One advantage of multi-piece cleaning rods is the rear section can be attached to the chamber brush to clean the chamber of fouling.  Apply solvent to the chamber and twist the brush to loosen fouling.  Then, using cotton swabs, patches, or specifically designed lug recess cotton rolls, etc... remove all fouling and solvent.  Especially if you do not plan to immediately fire the weapon, a light coat of oil applied to the bore by a patch and jag, and to the chamber by the cotton swabs will help maintain the weapon until it is ready to be used again.  It is important to make sure there are no obstructions (even a heavy coat of oil) in the chamber and bore before chambering a round and firing the weapon.

Cleaning the bolt and carrier parts can be more daunting, but it is necessary.  Separating the bolt from the carrier by removing the firing pin retaining pin, the firing pin, and then the cam pin will allow you to access all the parts and surfaces that are required to be cleaned under most circumstances.  Using solvent and a toothbrush, it is possible to remove the majority of fouling from the bolt and inside surfaces of the carrier.  Heavy carbon fouling (often at the tail end of the bolt, and on the bolt face under the extractor) can be removed with a dental pick.  The outside surface of the bolt and carrier can benefit from a light coat of oil, though it is important not to apply any oil to the bolt face.  Some cleaning kits are specifically designed for the AR platform and may have special brushes for the carrier key, gas tube, and other parts that can be difficult to access with the basic equipment mentioned.  Before reassembly, make sure the breaks in the 3 gas rings near the tail  end of the bolt have not moved so as to have all of the breaks in line with each other (these being lined up would likely cause cycling problems by allowing a gas leakage).  It is also a good idea to apply a small drop of oil to the trigger and hammer pins inside the lower receiver and a light coat on the buffer spring's exterior.

Again, while this post is not an exhaustive description of AR-15 cleaning and maintenance, it offers a basic method for keeping your weapon clean and functional.  It is important to follow any manufacturer specific instructions.  Thanks for reading our blog...check back often for more news and information pertaining to the AR-15 platform and feel free to contact us anytime with any questions you may have about the AR-15 and our products. (20111105)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Rifle Model from DTI!



In keeping with the Del-Ton tradition of performance meeting value, DTI is now offering a new AR 15 configuration with some of the most sought after parts and features for this platform.  At its core, the new DTI TRX rifle has the standard mil-spec parts used in all DTI rifles. The barrel is a 16” mid-length heavy profile, chrome moly vanadium barrel with a chrome lined bore and chamber.  The bolt is constructed of carpenter 158 steel and the bolt has been high pressure tested and magnetic particle inspected.  The bolt’s carrier and key have a chrome lined interior and the carrier key is properly staked and sealed to ensure reliable function.
It is the external accessories that really set the TRX model apart from a standard AR 15 rifle.  Included on this weapon is a Troy Industries Battle Ax stock and a Troy Extreme TRX 13” handguard covering a Troy low profile gas block.  The TRX handguard is a free float tube style with detachable mil spec 1913 picatinny rail sections that are able to be mounted on the handguard for any required mission specific accessories.  This lightweight and comfortable handguard has an extra rear picatinny rail “bridge” that meets up with the rail of the upper receiver and provides a continuous, uninterrupted rail on top.  The Troy Battle Ax stock offers a very comfortable and repeatable cheek-weld and has a significant space for storage via its buttplate.  Also included on the rifle is the Troy DOA/STD flip up rear sight and HK/M4 folding front sight, as well as a Troy BattleMag magazine.  The rear sight has both short and long range apertures (0-300m/500m), and their design offers incredibly fast target acquisition.
This configuration offers the benefit of a compact 16” barrel, but it has a mid-length gas system which can be more gentle in cycling as it uses lower pressures to function than a carbine-length system.  The over the gas block handguard and iron sight positions also offer a much longer sight radius than what is usually found on 16” barrels. The DTI TRX has a very manageable weight at 6.8 lbs. unloaded.  With the butt stock collapsed, the weapon is only 33” long; fully extended, it reaches just under 37”.   The rifle is planned to be offered in both a black and dark earth configuration.              


This exciting new weapon will  be available from DTI via distributors and dealers throughout our nation.

Link to Gunblast review on DTI TRX


              

Friday, April 29, 2011

Building an AR-15: The Tools You Need

Why Build an AR-15?
So you want to build an AR-15 rifle? It is is an exceptional rifle for close to medium range tactical combat and can serve as an excellent platform for long range target shooting. However, a quality AR-15 in a basic, stock configuration can be expensive and many people choose to build their own rifles in an attempt to avoid paying the premium prices often associated with custom AR-15s.

One of the major advantages of the AR-15 platform is the modular design and readily available parts. The amount of custom parts available just on the internet is truly astonishing. These products range from high powered AR-15 specific optics to tactical grips and stocks and vary tremendously in both quality and price. When buying any part for your rifle it is wise to purchase it from a reputable dealer and from one that is available to be contacted for any questions regarding the part and its application.  Inexpensive parts will not only perform poorly, but they may actually damage your rifle.

Recommended Tools
While you don’t need to be a certified gunsmith to build an AR-15, it does take some fundamental weapon specific knowledge, some basic household tools, and a few specialized AR-15 tools sure make it much easier and less aggravating!  The specialized tools you will need are a barrel wrench and barrel action block or some other fixture to steady the upper receiver in a vise.  However, if you plan on building an AR-15 with a free float tube instead of a regular two piece handguard and delta ring assembly, you will want to get an AR-15 free float tube wrench instead of a regular barrel nut wrench.  Better yet is the AR-15 Multi Tool that includes both of these wrenches as well as a spanner wrench for the castle nut on the stock.  These valuable and specialized tools are relatively inexpensive and can be picked up from our store’s AR-15 tools page.  Because many AR owners find that they are frequently modifying their weapon and are recruited to build some for friends, it is a good idea to acquire these tools at some point if you are interested in the AR-15.  Apart from the specialized AR-15 tools, we also recommend the following basic tools when building an AR-15:
  • A pair of needle nose pliers
  • A hammer or mallet
  • A X-ACTO knife or a sharp cutting utensil
  • A flat head screwdriver
  • A roll pin punch set
Additionally, we recommend picking up an AR-15/M-16 Armorer's manual.  While you certainly do not need an Armorer's manual to build an AR-15, it will help guide you through the assembly process.  There are also many free online tutorials and videos from reputable companies that can show you many of the steps and parts in assembly.  You can most likely get by with less, but the tools listed above will make your AR-15 build a lot easier and get you sending rounds downrange faster!

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Traveling with Guns & Ammunition

As any gun enthusiast will tell you, traveling with guns and rifles can be quite the headache! With more severe laws in place every day, and with each state and country having its own requirements, it’s absolutely necessary to be informed with up-to-date information. We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions and useful facts to help you travel safely and legally with your firearms.

How do I need to pack my guns and ammunition?

Any and all firearms must be unloaded and stored in a hard-sided container. The container must be locked to prohibit access to anyone but you. If a case can easily be pulled open it will not meet this requirement so be sure to invest in a sturdy case built and designed specifically for this case. Improperly packaged firearms will not be permissible on the plane, even as checked luggage!

Cases that appear to have been tampered with or that have broken locks will not be placed on the aircraft.
The number of rifles permitted in each case and the number of firearm cases that are permitted per individual vary by airline so be sure to contact your airline regarding their policies.

How do I store ammunition?

Ammunition needs to be packed in cardboard, wood or metal boxes and may be placed within the same case that is holding your guns. The ammunition must be packed in any appropriately designed box or case – that is, it must be stored in something made to store ammunition. If you choose to pack your ammunition separately from the gun (that is, not in the same hard-sided case) it must still be checked with the rest of your baggage.

Gun or rifle magazines may not be used to store ammunition unless they completely, securely enclose the ammunition by covering the exposed portions of the magazines or placing the magazine in a pouch or holster. Magazines, clips and other gun parts must also be checked along with other baggage.

Do I have to check my firearm and ammunition?

Yes, all firearms, parts and ammunition must be in your checked baggage as they are prohibited from carry-on. Exceptions exist for law enforcement officers, but they must meet certain requirements as laid out by the TSA. Be sure to check out the TSA website for more information.

Who do I need to inform that I’m traveling with firearms?

When you check your luggage at the ticket counter, be sure to declare all firearms to the airline. They will provide you with any necessary paperwork and appropriately label your belongings to notify handlers and others.

Sometimes TSA agents or other security personnel will need to check the status of your packed firearms before allowing it to be placed on the plane. Be patient and provide them with any information they need, be prepared to provide them with the key or lock combo to open the storage case. Don’t forget to wait so you can retrieve your key!

Are these regulations the same across the board?

No, the information we have provided here relates specifically to the TSA, an American organization. Each individual country will have their own laws and regulations so be sure to check and see if it is permissible to bring firearms to the country of your destination. For example, transportation of firearms is prohibited to and from the United Kingdom.

Individual airlines will also have their own rules so be sure to contact your airline regarding their firearm and ammunition carriage policies. Some airlines require written declaration of firearms, others only need require verbal notification at the check-in desk.

Some airlines may not be willing to transport guns or ammunition or both. In addition, state and local requirements, and those of other countries, may prohibit or limit possession of guns, or specific types of guns or ammunition.

Our recommendations:

  • Print out the firearm transportation rules for your respective airline (American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta, Jetblue )
  • Purchase a sturdy, hard-sided case specifically designed for storing guns and rifles. These tend to be more expensive, but they will better protect your guns and minimize the chances of your getting into trouble for improperly packaged firearms. These cases will also usually have handles or wheels to make it easier to move and carry.
  • Store ammunition in its original factory cardboard box. This box will best fit and accommodate the ammunition and package it snugly and safely.
  • Put your cleared gun or rifle (either broken down or intact) and empty magazines into the case and be sure to lock it securely.
  • Get to the airport early. After declaring your firearms at the check-in counter you may need to open your case for a guard to show them that the gun is, in fact, empty and cleared.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

AR-15 Rifles in the Movies!

Guns, rifles, pistols and more – weapons have been an integral part of storytelling and filmmaking since 1903’s The Great Train Robbery, at the end of which one of the bandits points his gun at the camera and “shoots” the audience. Cinema lore tells that when the film was first shown, audiences ducked when the gun appeared pointing at them!






Everyone recognizes the AK 47 – this assault rifle has been name-dropped in myriad films and television shows and has gained quite a reputation for itself – but did you know that at AR 15 is equally as popular, if not more so, and has made its debut in a number of box office hits!

Check out some of the movies starring the AR-15 rifle in its many variations:

I Am Legend

2007’s I am Legend stars Will Smith as a doctor trying to find a cure for a virus that has wiped out the majority of the world’s population. The film features some intense action sequences and an array of powerful weapons. One of the character’s main weapons is a semi-automatic Colt AR-15 model that closely resembles an M4A1 carbine. Although the AR 15 is usually a semi automatic rifle, it was modified for the film to fire automatic for the film.

Bad Boys

Another hugely popular Will Smith action flick, Bad Boys follows two Miami detectives as they try to protect a murder witness and recover a stolen stash of heroin. The movie was such a huge hit it spawned a sequel a few years later, but it’s during the first film that the AR15 rifle really shone. During the film’s final, climactic, blow-out action scene, Will Smith’s character, Mike Lowery, is seen using an Olympic Arms 6.5” AR-15. This shorter semi-automatic is interesting because it is the first ever AR 15 pistol – you read that right; this OA 6.5” AR 15 is not a rifle, but a pistol. Since it incorporates the recoil system into a flat top upper receiver, there is no need for a buttstock.

Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder was 2008’s action smash hit starring Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr and Jack Black as a pack of film stars attempting to make a Vietnam War movie. The film was a huge box office success, due in no small part to its incredibly explosive and intricately choreographed action sequences.

Throughout various parts of the film, characters use a 16’ barreled AR 15 Sporter II Carbine. Interestingly, this rifle is anachronistic for Vietnam as the original AR 15 carbine did not feature a forward assist on the upper receiver so this version would not have existed at the time of the actual war. However, the movie’s comedic nature and mockumentary style probably have something to do with their use of a historically inaccurate rifle!

If the film had opted to select the actual rifle in use during the time of the Vietnam War, they would have had to use the original AR 15.

Scarface

Any movie with Al Pacino in it almost screams cool gun scenes, and one of his coolest is the iconic scene featuring Tony Montana challenging Alejandro Sosa’s men with one of the most memorable lines in movie history, “Say hello to my little friend” before firing a fully automatic Colt AR-15. The Colst AR-15 was used instead of an M16A1 due to cinematographic needs of the movie.

Other Films & Shows Featuring AR 15 Rifles

The Fast and the Furious: Colt AR-15A3 Tactical Carbine
Planet Terror: AR-15 Carbine
The X-Files: Colt AR-15 SP1 Rifle

Tony Autry is the owner of Del-Ton, Inc., and online purveyor of gun and rifle models, parts and supplies. Browse our wide array of rifle kits, barrel assemblies and more and contact us with any questions!
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