Brownells brings retro vibe with BRN-605 carbine (VIDEO)

01/4/19 8:30 AM | by

Brownells expands its throwback, retro series with the new BRN-605 carbine. The BRN-605 is chambered in 5.56 NATO and built on a XBRN161E lower paired with carry-handle upper. The BRN-605 features a 15.5-inch A1-profile, skinny barrel with 1-in-12-inch twist. The barrel is topped with a three-prong duckbill flash hider pinned and welded onto the barrel.

The carbine offers a windage-adjustable A1-type rear sight drum nestled inside the carry handle. The build sports black furniture made with reinforced polymer that replicates the look of Colt’s Model 605 — the carbine the BRN-605 pays homage to.

“Before there was the M4 or the CAR-15 or the XM177, there was the Model 605 – Colt’s very first effort at producing a carbine variant of the M16 rifle,” Brownells said in a statement on its site. “And now, with the Brownells BRN-605, for the first time ever, you can own an affordable, nice-shooting reproduction of that first AR carbine.”

The BRN-605 is available for pre-order with a MSRP of $,1299.

Latest Reviews

  • default image

    Rifle recap: Our favorite hunting rifles of 2018 (VIDEO)

    As we bid adieu to the year defined by a meteoric rise in all things long-range or Creedmoor, hunters were...

    Read Now
  • The Midwest Industries Combat Rail Series is a multi-tool pistol (VIDEO)

    With the .300 AAC Blackout growing in popularity, gun makers have stepped up to fill demand. Standing at the forefront...

    Read Now
  • The Sightmark M-Spec Ultra Shot is high-dollar work at low-dollar prices

    If you’re looking for an optic that puts in high-dollar work at low-dollar prices, give some serious consideration to the...

    Read Now
  • Gear Review: Range days made easy with Uplula mag loader

    Not a single shooter I know enjoys loading rounds into often stiff and difficult mags; however, there is one company...

    Read Now