Troy Expands Retro Line with MK12 Mod1 and M16A2 SFOD-D AR-15s

    Troy industries was the first company to recognize the growing “retro” trend in AR-15s, the kind of folks that do not necessarily want the latest M4gery or newest blaster from the most tactical manufacturer. Retro types want to own or build a gun like they carried back-in-the-day, or maybe they want a rifle like dad used in the ‘Nam. Troy recognized this market and brought us the XM177E2 and GAU-5/A/A retro rifles.

    Now troy has expanded the retro offerings with the MK12 Mod 1 and the M16A2 SFOD-D Carbine. Both rifles, like the XM177E2 and GAU-5/A/A, are available exclusively from

    The MK12 Mod 0 and Mark 1, or Special Purpose Rifle (SPR) has long been a darling of and remains popular enough that folks pay a hefty premium for some of the original parts to build a clone this rifle. Recently other companies have started offering versions of the MK12 Mod 0, but the Mk12 Mod 1 SPR version and most parts, have been very difficult to find. No More. The new offering from Troy, now available for pre-order here, finally offers a one stop shop for the SPR that you do not have to attend selection to get to shoot. The Troy MK12 Mod 1 has all the things that make it a MK12 Mod 1; 18″ Stainless barrel with the correct profile, muzzle device, scope mount, Mod 1 aluminum quad rail, Ergo pistol grip, and A2 stock. The Troy MK12 Mod 1 SPR will even ship with a Harris bipod, sling mounts and a two point sling.

    The Troy M16A2 SFOD-D Carbine harkens back to the earliest days of the pre-M4 M16A2 carbine that was in use with the cool guys in places like Somalia. Commonly referred to as a “Gothic Serpent” carbine in the retro community the early version of this carbine still remains popular. Popular enough for Troy to start making one! The Troy M16A2 SFOD-D Carbine features all the correct things; forged A1 upper, a 14.9″ barrel with a permanently attached A2 flash hider, CAR stock, CAR handguards, scope mount, and 2.5″ rail section for a light. The lower features Safe / Semi / Auto marking for replica purposes only as it is semi capable only. The M16A2 ships with a 2 Point Adjustable Sling. You can see more at

    Troy M16A2 SFOD-D Carbine

    Troy M16A2 SFOD-D Carbine

    Scott is a firearms enthusiast and gun hobbyist whose primary interest is the practical application of gun ownership. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he hosts and blogs for The Firearms Podcast, a podcast and blog about gun stuff by gun people. Scott is a 20-year veteran of the USAF and been a member of his base, state and the All Guard marksmanship teams. He can be reached via email at [email protected]