Del-Ton DTI TRX16 Rifle

The new Del-Ton DTI TRX16 packs a lot of features into a package with an MSRP of $1250.

  • 7075 T6 Aluminum hard coat, anodized MIL-SPEC upper and lower receivers
  • Troy Battle Ax buttstock of reinforced fiber and Troy 13” Extreme Hand Guard
  • 1X9 twist chrome-moly vanadium barrel has a threaded muzzle and mid-length gas system
  • Chambered in 5.56 X 45 mm with a chrome-lined chamber and bore
  • Troy Industries low profile gas block and A2 flash hider
  • Troy DOA/STD rear folding and M4/HK front folding sights
  • Phosphated 8620 steel carrier assembly with HPT/MPI tested Carpenter 158 bolt
  • Chrome lined carrier interior

It is available with a black or Flat Dark Earth finish.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Jamesvini

    So Do these guys use stock ar 15s and put their parts on do do they make the rig from the ground up?

  • Lance

    Nah rather get there M-16A4 model more goodies with it.

  • Mark

    is it just me , or does it seem strange that the guy in the first picture is doing what looks like a door or room breach with the magnifier in position..nitpicky I know..just wondering

    • fw226

      Yeah. I hope he’s about to breach into a big warehouse.

  • Burton

    Still using 1:9 twist for a “tactical” rifle? Come on Del Ton, let’s get into the 2000’s.

    • Other Steve

      How many people that buy this rifle are going to shoot anything other than 55gr?

      Almost none, otherwise they probably wouldn’t have bought a delton.

      • Probably true.

      • JMD

        The great majority of people I speak to about gun stuff on a regular basis, use M855 or equivalent for practice. FWIW.

      • jdun1911

        1:9 will stabilize M855 without a problem.

      • Matt G.

        1/7 will also stabilize m855.

        And it will stabilize other things too.

        And the cost is no different.

        I’m tired of people trying to justify dumb gun makers using 1/9 by saying “not many people will shoot the heavier stuff anyway”.

      • jdun

        1:7 will not stabilize lightweight bullets, ie .22lr. Unless you are reloading long heavy bullets to shoot at 1000 yards, for all intended purpose the 1:9 will stabilize 36-73gr bullets without any problems.

        The reason why people keep suggesting 1:7 is better than 1:9 is the US military use it. That’s the only reason. In reality 1:9 is better in almost every cases.

        I have 1:7, 1:8, 1:9, and 1:12 barrels. My main AR upper use 1:9. I don’t lose any sleep over it and you shouldn’t too.

    • Lance

      This Carbine was made for Law Enforcement and Cops don’t use Mk 262 77gr rounds so 1/9 twist will work fine with standard tactical 55gr and 62gr loads.

    • Lance

      The military used 1/7 for the M-16A2 in the 80s so it could shoot M-856 tracer rounds. Since the Military only shoots 55gr and 62gr ammo they don’t care about lighter bullets.

      • Matt G.

        Yes, but the only legitimate reason to use lighter bullets is for varmint hunting, and in that case you should be using a accurized specialty 1/8-1/9 barrel.

        The majority of people however are buying ARs to use for fun, competition, defense, and long range. For fun it doesn’t matter, so that has no effect on the matter. For competition tighter twists can help stabilize slower loads made for lighter recoil, and if your just shooting 55gr then once again it doesnt matter. For defense the heavy bullets are of course better all around. And for long range you’ll be using the heavier bullets for their better ballistic coefficients.

        I’m not saying there is not use for a 1/9, hell my AR is a 1/9. But for the majority if shooters it is not the right choice. Yet weapon makers keep releasing rifles with it because that’s what they’ve been doing for 40 years.

        If we lived in a world were people always did what made sense we’d all be using 1/8 twist in everything except varmint rigs.

      • Matt G.

        Sorry lance, but I don’t get how this was “made for law enforcement”. It looks just like every other rifle I’ve seen with a Troy TRX and the fugly stock.

        And who told you law enforcement aren’t using the heavier bullets? If I was a cop I’d be loading my patrol carbine up with the heaviest hornady tap I could get ahold of.

      • charles222

        US Military hasn’t used 55 grain ammo for years in any case. I’d bet cops don’t use M193/M855 at all-they’re 1) not bound by the Geneva Convention and 2) M855 is designed to blast through body armor. Cracking it off around or in civilian homes made of drywall and spit seems like a pretty good way to get sued.

      • Lance

        The navy and US Coast Guard use M-193 ball still. And Most Federal TRU and Horandy TAP ammo used by police is 55gr or 62gr bullets. Except for SOCOM no one else uses 77gr Mk262 ammo. Most would use a .308 Winchester for longer range shooting anyway.

  • Zach

    It looks pretty, but it’s the equivalent of a Honda Civic with chrome 19’s and a rear wing.

    Jamesvini, like many companies they buy all the component parts from elsewhere and assemble those parts into a rifle in-house. Only a small number of companies actually make a significant portion of the component parts in-house (short list includes Colt, LMT, Daniel Defense, DSA, Stag/CMT) while some others make a few parts in-house, usually barrels (Armalite, Noveske) and outsource the rest.

  • Matt G.

    I have to say the Troy Battleaxe is one fugly stock. I don’t know who they had in charge of designing that thing but hopefully he not in charge anymore.

    • Gage

      Function dictates appearance.

  • JW

    I live about two hour away from their facility. you might just ask them on their facebook page. they are a small group that usually responds. they must be doing something right, they have had a 4-6week lead time for over a year on custom rifles, stock rifles is shorter….leads me to believe people like them. their standard rifles run $750. I assumed they made their stuff in house and sold to the larger companies who put their name on it. I plan to buy one first of the year.

  • charles222

    Who knows stuff about the stock? My experiences with the SOPMOD and Magpul stocks basically boil down to “no friction lock, why bother?”