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 MyServiceRifle.com.
The MK12 Mod 0 and Mark 1, or Special Purpose Rifle (SPR) has long been a darling of AR15.com 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 MyServiceRifle.com.