Colt’s new AR-15 firearms

    Over the past few months Colt has been unveiling a variety of new AR-15 firearms. If a replacement for the M16 or M4 is chosen they want it to be a Colt. To ensure this designed a range of weapons that should cover all bases. David @ Defense Review has been relentlessly covering the new firearms.

    Many of the improvements Colt have developed have been applied to all these guns, I won’t list them all, click the links to read the full details.

    Colt Sub-Compact Weapon (SCW)

    A 5.56mm 10.3″ barreled sub-carbine/PDW featuring the new Colt side-folding stock. It is able to use an upgraded gas impingement system or the Colt Piston System (CPS)

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    Side Folding Stock. Photo by SMGLee.

    Colt ACC-M (Advanced Colt Carbine-Monolithic)

    This is basically an upgraded M4. It features many small improvements over the M4A1 and Colt’s new monolithic rail system. If it was adopted it I think it would probably be named the M4A2.

    Colt Advanced Piston Carbine (APC)

    David calls this the HK416 killer. It utilizes the Colt Articulating-Link Piston (ALP) system.

    Colt Advanced Hybrid Carbine (AHC)

    This carbine features a hybrid gas impingement and gas piston system. I am very interested to see how that works.

    Colt Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR)

    I covered this a few weeks ago on the blog. It is a light machine gun and Colt’s entry into the Marine Infantry Automatic Rifle competition.

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    Colt IAR. Photo by SMGLee

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!