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What model AR is this?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by BritStudent, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. BritStudent

    BritStudent

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    It has the long flash hider of an GAU-5/XM177 type rifle, but it has an M16A2 style receiver (I think? Forward assist and brass deflector...) yet it has a, from the looks of it, a 10.5 inch barrel and that big flash hider so it isn't any of the A2 derived carbines I've heard of... Given the context I'd presume it must be a factory rifle and not a custom job. Any ideas?

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  2. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    No, it's an A1 upper for sure. I don't see a brass deflector.
     


  3. edrobert

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    That looks like a Model 609 Commando and that's not a flash hider, instead it's a moderator which did have a slight effect on reduction of muzzle blast.

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  4. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    Looks like the production version of the XM177 prototype which was called the Commando for certain groups in SOG.