Bushmaster A3 "Patrol Carbine" as they call it.
It is my go-to rifle, and is ALWAYS in my cruiser. My first "patrol rifle" was a Winchester Model 94 in .30-30 25 years ago. Then the Ruger Mini-14 was approved, and finally a few years after that...we got AR-15's (Colt Sporter A2's). No such thing as red dots....just them peep sights. You could get the Colt 4X carry handle mounted scope...but it was a PITA to use, as you couldn't get a decent cheek weld, and you could shoot the rifle just as well without it. I like the 16" as a general all around barrel...it is still a 300m rifle. The 11.5" is a 150m carbine at best.
Now...my dot is co-witnessed with my iron sights. I don't like the flip up front and rear combo. If my dot craps, I want to be able to go to iron sights RIGHT THE **** NOW...and not have to mess around.
It's nothing fancy like a couple of my other Evil Black Rifles...but it is by FAR my favorite...well...MAYBE my old SP-01...
Anyway....this is the one I go to.
The Colt M4 with the carry handle is DEAD NUTZ at 150m...so I just left it alone, and left the carry handle on it. It's a spare zombie carbine. But...sonce it reads "COLT" on the side...I will keep it...LOL.
And YES...the magazine in it IS only a 20-rounder. That is the one I keep in the rifle filled with Hornady TAP ammo....but the rifle fits into the "tactical case" with the 20 round mag inserted...the 30 rounders won't fit while in the case. By the way...I HATE the word "tactical"...mall ninjas and tacticool teddy wannabes put that **** on everything!
"Let me check in my gear bag to see if I have some extra cotton candy and lollipops to give you. Maybe you'd like a bubble bath and a Yanni CD to help soothe your sensitive mangina?"
Last edited by ArizonaLawman; 12-15-2011 at 04:26 PM.