Its standard chambering is 7.62 NATO (.308 Win.), but it is also compatible with a 5.56 NATO (.223 Rem.) upper receiver. It was introduced at the 2012 SHOT Show as a new gun. Colt recommends it for anything from deer hunting to law enforcement to self-defense.
This M4 features a free-floating barrel, so as the barrel heats up and swells it won’t press against the frame, a one-piece monolithic upper receiver and a full-length Picatinny rail running along the top.
However, it also has rails along the 3-, 6- and 9-o’clock positions on the handguards. Lastly, it has ambidextrous controls and fully adjustable VLTOR stock.
We got in two of our best-selling Turkish imports from Landor Arms – the AR-style LND-117 shotgun and the bullpup BPX 902 – to give them a whirl on the range and see if the reliability could be paired with the affordable price.
Marlin once claimed their Model 39 as the eldest continually produced, shoulder-fired rifle of all time. Though that record ended when the Marlin brand was parted-off to Ruger, the rimfire world is anticipating a return of this classic.