MK-18 SBR Clone in 5.56x45NATO with a Colt M4 Carbine Lower, a Daniel Defense MK-18 10.3” Upper, a EO Tech ATPIAL Laser and EXPS3 Holographic Sight, Surefire M600DF (with Dual Pad) and a Tango Down vertical grip
This style of carbine was developed during the Vietnam War by shortening the standard M16's barrel and in some cases changing the stock to a collapsable one. These allowed vehicle drivers, tank operators, special forces or any other kind of solider that may have needed a submachine gun sized firearm that fired a rifle cartridge which is easier to handle when fighting within close quarters.
These carbines later went on to become the M4 Carbine which has a 14" barrel and became standard issue amongst most units alongside the M16, however some police agencies or special forces units required an even more compact version, this led to Colt developing a replacement upper with an even shorter 10.3” barrel for the M4 that could be easier swapped out when needed.
With the Mk18 becoming a very popular carbine, Colt and numerous other AR manufactures for military and police agencies began to create dedicated versions with different parts to help with reliability and the durability of the rifle. Due to the shortened barrel, the Mk-18 also allowed for the carbine to be compact even when suppressed which made it very popular amongst special forces units.
A compact AR-15 Carbine, like this, makes for a great defensive choice and a fun range gun.
It also makes for a great SHTF rifle with it being very reliable, lightweight so you can easily carry extra ammunition or additional gear and ammo, parts and ammunition is extremely common to find.
Manufacture- @coltfirearms @eotech @danieldefense @surefire_llc @tangodowninc
Photo taken by- @10_8guns
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