Colt Colt Tactical Carbine


The Colt Tactical Carbine, formerly the AR-15A3 Tactical Carbine, is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in 5.56 NATO or .223 Rem. The carbine barrel is shorter than on a full rifle, and allows for easier handling when fighting in tight spaces. In that sense, Colt labels the Tactical Carbine as a weapon intended for law enforcement commonly used as a patrol rifle. However, the rifle is slightly heavier than the Law Enforcement Carbine, but the added weight helps off-set some of the loss of accuracy in the shorter barrel.

The Tactical Carbine features a 16.1-inch heavy barrel. The rifle utilizes a four-position telescopic retractable buttstock that goes from 32 inches when retracted to 35.5 inches when extended. It has adjustable front and rear sights with a flat top rail for mounting optics. The guns has an effective range of 600 meters and a rifling twist of 1 in 9 inches. The rifle also features a removable carry handle, which adds up to a final weight of 7.3 pounds.

Colt is a famed American gun manufacturer founded in 1836. The company is best known for its revolvers and pistols, but also produces a variety of civilian and military gun designs used all over the world.



Colt Tactical Carbine
Caliber: .223 Rem.<br />5.56 NATO
Capacity: 20<br />30
Sights: Adjustable front and rear
Features: Gas-operated with closed locking bolt firing; front barrel lug, ejection port cover; and cartridge case deflector
Action: Semi-auto
Stock: Four-position telescopic buttstock
Material/Finish: Steel/blued
Scope: Flat top rail
Weight: 7 pounds
Barrel Length: 16.1"
Twist: 1 in 9"
Overall Length: 32 to 35"

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