Gear: AR 15 A3 Tactical Carbine

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AR 15 A3 Tactical Carbine

Colt
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Rifles
Price: $800 +
Average Rating:
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Description:

The AR-15A3 is an exceptional patrol rifle with tactical accuracy chosen by federal, state and local agencies. The 16.1" (40.9 cm) heavy barrel with 1 in 9" (229 mm) rifling twist allows flexibility in ammunition selection. The telescopic buttstock adjusts to four positions to enhance mobility and fit to a wider range of operators. In position the removable carrying handle provides an M16A4 target style sight adjustable for windage and elevation to 600 meters. Easily removable, the flat top upper receiver allows for easy mounting of optical, night vision and other tactical sighting systems. The tactical carbine is the answer to all the requirements of modern law enforcement.

Member Reviews

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    Anonymous, Mon, 17 Sep 2007 21:43:34 UTC.
    1st review

    Great weapon, no L/E officer should be w/o one. Carried the M16 A2 in the Marines this is just as rugged and accurate.

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    thp635, Tue, 16 Oct 2007 11:33:24 UTC.

    These are one sweet shooting machines and no one should leave home without it.

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    livin4life80, Fri, 19 Oct 2007 04:29:19 UTC.

    I've built SEVERAL of these and have loved every one of them. Whenever I sell one, I find myself just wanting to build another with more accessories and options than the one before it. There is nothing more easy to operate, and take down and clean, and nothing more fun to shoot than one of these!

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    Anonymous, Mon, 22 Oct 2007 00:43:26 UTC.

    Very impresive patrol rifle. Had mine for about 3 years now. Made several modifications on it and it performs better than ever. Just recently added the pistol grip flashlight mount. What more could a patrolman ask for.

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    vbpdaco, Mon, 22 Oct 2007 19:05:56 UTC.

    Our dept just went to this weapon last year and so far I can say its awsome. Packs a good punch , great with just about any shooter> Great tactical weapon.

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    bethlehemcop, Thu, 25 Oct 2007 19:45:26 UTC.

    Excellent! I love this weapon - very accurate.

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    lavamarine, Sat, 10 Nov 2007 05:32:19 UTC.

    Made by Colt Enough said.

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    catm2005, Mon, 12 Nov 2007 10:24:53 UTC.

    I bought mine for the collectiblity rather then shooting. I usually build DPMS or something else for shooting and use. Colts only go up in value over the years. I picked mine up for around 1150.

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    Sarge61, Mon, 26 Nov 2007 03:54:33 UTC.

    I've owned my Colt AR15 for several years now. I love to shoot it. If you take care of it, it'll take care of you. It will do most anything you can ask of this type of rifle.

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    TBaby, Tue, 25 Dec 2007 21:29:26 UTC.

    I bought mine following the LA Bank Robbery. My Sheriff at the time approved us to carry them so we could level the field of play. I dont have a scope on mine, and the iron sites are "Always On"....
    It good for all sorts of work occations, whether it be a Felony Take Down, or a high risk entry on a search warrant....its great, and a must have for every officer for those "just in case" moments...
    Go get ya one!!

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    HamsterOnTheBarbie, Tue, 08 Jan 2008 23:59:12 UTC.

    This fine firearm is everything embodied in the previous posts and more. (Aside from my trusty old Springfield M-1-A) the AR-15 A3 is without a doubt a hard-hitting, accurate and ultra-dependable firearm. You can bet your life on it!

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    Anonymous, Sat, 12 Jan 2008 14:34:19 UTC.

    If I could only get to one rifle during a hostile situation, this is the only one I would think of. Super accurate at long distance with medium weight. Great rifle.

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    wwwwww, Wed, 16 Jan 2008 16:37:15 UTC.

    been in a lot of tight spots in 17 years of law enforcement...always had a colt ar-15 close by..dependable says it all

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    ssggore, Sat, 16 Feb 2008 22:31:45 UTC.

    GREAT RIFLE!!! I carried the M16 for a total of 21 years combined in the Regular Army and then in the Army Reserves. It has never let me down. Every officer should have one of these in some configuration or another. You never know when it will come in handy.

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    Jen2008, Wed, 20 Feb 2008 03:15:50 UTC.

    This rifle is great, I too think LEO's everywhere should have one. A friend of mine has this rifle and he tought me how to take it down and put it together with my eyes closed...one day I'll have my own for sure.... it's accuracy is just as good as the M-16

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    Lopezjp1, Sat, 01 Mar 2008 06:33:35 UTC.

    Another piece of my patrol equipment. I do have a 4x32 TSN01, redi-mag, floated barrell, and it's compted. You need to eat your wheaties to carry this one but it is great. Oh yeah, the trigger has had a little work too.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 03 Mar 2008 15:13:08 UTC.

    Let's just say I'm in love with my AR~

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    aaa111, Thu, 27 Mar 2008 23:50:35 UTC.

    have had 2 ar's. great rifle and very accurate.

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    JIMROC, Tue, 01 Apr 2008 00:17:18 UTC.

    great weapon, used by many LEO agencies.

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    keeneagle, Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:01:36 UTC.

    Excellent weapon!

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    TRPD12, Thu, 01 May 2008 16:09:56 UTC.

    Great weapon!

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    wmhutchison, Sun, 18 May 2008 23:43:24 UTC.

    Mine is actually a Match Target Competition HBAR II (MT6731) with full shoulder stock, which I've now added to the gear list. I used it at a sniper school (yes with a 16" barrel) with no trouble making 1/4 to 1/2 MOA, I can't take all the credit the rifle played it's part and played it well. When changed to a collapsible stock it makes a great patrol/entry rifle as well.

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    Oreto401, Sat, 14 Jun 2008 03:36:23 UTC.

    Beautiful weapon

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    Anonymous, Mon, 23 Jun 2008 15:06:04 UTC.

    How Sweet it issssssssss!!!!!

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    xravenwingsx, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 01:59:08 UTC.

    Used this in the Air Force for 6 years, and still do in the Air Force Reserve--other than the occasional jam (which is EASY to remedy), never a problem with these. Great weapon, amazing accuracy for iron sights--and very little kick.

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    drunkentractor, Fri, 11 Jul 2008 02:25:33 UTC.

    We use this in our towers and it is very acurate . I personaly love this rifle!

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    NuclearTrainer, Tue, 22 Jul 2008 16:18:19 UTC.

    Best patrol rifle on the market, if an Eo-tech is added :)

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    D_Ford, Wed, 30 Jul 2008 20:47:30 UTC.

    Very reliable firearm easy to accessorize.

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    runningx, Sun, 03 Aug 2008 02:00:11 UTC.

    A good friend of mine who is on the force here in Florida let me shoot this gun... and by golly I am in love.

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    dutycalls, Fri, 15 Aug 2008 04:30:07 UTC.

    On the money every time! Great weapon!

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    mem7k942, Fri, 15 Aug 2008 05:56:50 UTC.

    I love mines never leave home without it

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    Anonymous, Fri, 15 Aug 2008 16:38:38 UTC.

    Sound and accurate weapon.

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    cooley82, Sat, 23 Aug 2008 17:54:07 UTC.

    GREAT WEAPON!

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    Costigan, Sun, 24 Aug 2008 07:28:58 UTC.

    Nice gun. When in doubt bring your long gun.

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    K9Deputy89, Fri, 05 Sep 2008 08:03:46 UTC.

    Have not had much experience with rifles in same class. Really enjoy shooting this rifle.

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    Moriarti, Sun, 21 Sep 2008 12:38:23 UTC.

    Supurb. Love it - own one.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 25 Sep 2008 19:25:27 UTC.

    Excellent weapon.

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    HawaiifiveO, Thu, 16 Oct 2008 22:11:20 UTC.

    Excellent weapon definitely a must carry in modern law enforcement today. Although you pay for the name C O L T quality yes but also costly. Its worth it, but my recommendation is that if you are going to keep iron sights then go with the lighter 6520 model. I personally went with the 6920 and put the optics on it...great great rifle.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 16 Oct 2008 23:54:27 UTC.

    Recommended for all SRT/HRT/SRU and any law enforcement SWAT units.

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    solaris12, Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:16:34 UTC.

    I love this weapon-It is used by our SRT and regular line officers. The buttstock is just what I needed-I am smaller than the average officer and love that I can make the weapon conform to me.

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    jwells948, Thu, 06 Nov 2008 08:45:46 UTC.

    This weapon is awsome!!! Every officer ought to carry this!!!

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    Anonymous, Thu, 13 Nov 2008 20:39:09 UTC.

    I do enjoy shooting this weapon!

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    Anonymous, Sun, 30 Nov 2008 16:29:43 UTC.

    Great weapon for CQB.

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    aroper4, Tue, 09 Dec 2008 06:32:43 UTC.

    All around good rifle. Jams a little to much for me.

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    Rookie13, Thu, 08 Jan 2009 06:39:08 UTC.

    Great gun, I just wish it was a little cheaper.

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    Star80A9, Mon, 16 Feb 2009 13:26:42 UTC.

    I've carried one of these since 2000, and I love it. Ours are outfitted with EOTech sights and Streamlight tactical lights. It is remarkable how accurate this weapon is, even at substantial distances.

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    LASUPERDAVE, Mon, 11 May 2009 16:40:37 UTC.

    COLT MAKES ONE OF THE BEST 5.56.MM CARBINES . FOR LONG RANGE PURPOSES , THIS IS THE WEAPON OF CHOICE . ACCURATE AND HARD HITTING . THE 55 GR.FMJ IS THE BEST

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    ThreeFourteen, Fri, 29 May 2009 21:44:22 UTC.

    A must have for all security officers!

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    Anonymous, Mon, 01 Jun 2009 06:51:14 UTC.

    nice entry weapon

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    hbg522, Mon, 01 Jun 2009 14:41:23 UTC.

    great patrol weapon

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    Georgia_Prison_Capt, Tue, 02 Jun 2009 01:34:48 UTC.

    Love it no better weapon for tactical operations or for just all around shooting have one of my own.

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    MMBAFAM, Thu, 11 Jun 2009 01:47:17 UTC.

    don't leave home without it!

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    cornbread_nacso, Mon, 09 Nov 2009 05:30:22 UTC.

    Made in USA, Nuff said

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    17907, Thu, 17 Dec 2009 16:20:15 UTC.

    Great gun but i found out that they can combust when firing auto because of how the round is loaded in to the barell it is loaded diff than m16's

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    gheil, Sun, 20 Feb 2011 19:55:27 UTC.

    Glad to be carrying this as my rifle. Reminds me of the good ol days back in the Corps.

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    JeffRick, Sat, 25 Jan 2014 21:55:25 UTC.

    The Colt 6721 A3 Tactical Carbine is without a doubt top tier. Many officers prefer the 67 or 6920 with the 1/7 twist and they are correct for their view of that weapon. However, the 6721 H-Bar is without fail a SUB Minute rifle every shot if the officer does his or her part. My 6721 was stolen (yes from an officer) and I could have replaced it with ANY Colt I wanted, yet searched a year until I located the same 6721 H-Bar. This M4 will NEVER disappoint. DO NOT HESITATE on this weapon. As an NRA Police Firearms Instructor, I have opportunity to use some of the best rifles the market has to offer, NONE has pleased my senses MORE than my 6721 (both of them).

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