Colt Canada intends to release semi-automatic versions of its C7 rifles and C8 carbines on the Canadian commercial market under the Diemaco name sometime this summer. The rifles and carbines will be categorized as “restricted” under Canadian law.
The C7 and C8 are slightly different than their American brethren, having modified Weaver optics rails instead of 1913 standard, ambidextrous safety/selectors with an automatic position in place of burst, and a few other differences. The Canadian rifles and carbines are very well regarded iterations of the AR-15 family, and serve not only with all Canadian armed forces, but the Danish and Dutch as well.
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