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Bushmaster Patrolman's Carbine .223 Rem.

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We might have preferred leaving off the A2 carry handle and the vertical fore-end grip. But, the fit, finish, and trigger made this weapon our first choice.

Bushmaster Patrolman's Carbine .223 Rem.

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
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Weight Unloaded
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The carry handle with A2 sights was an excellent choice for accurate shooting. We found it was easy to remove and could be reattached without losing its zero. But it did preclude the easy mounting of optics, which is why most people would buy a flat-top receiver.
The Ergo Vertical Fore End Grip could be attached at any desired distance from the receiver so long as it did not interfere with the magazine. Available from Bushmaster, this grip matched the pistol grip on the receiver. Shooters who like to hold their ARs by the front of the magazine well preferred this hold. Another benefit was that it created a thinner profile, bringing the elbows down and in line with the body.
The Izzy Flash Suppressor also functioned as a compensator. We found it more effective than a standard A2 "birdcage" flash hider.

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