Originally Posted by flylo
Is that why Colt LOST the military contract to Remington & the DEA, FBI & CIA went to RRAs. Colt is now buying cheap low quality guns to sell at $850 from a budget econo gun maker & putting Colts name on them. Once was the best, didn't improve & lost. Dream on! RRA has a lifetime wattenty & guaranties 3/4" MOA. Does Colt?
Colt lost the military contract for the M4 carbine because it wanted too much money. Similarly, FNH USA lost the contract for the M240 to Colt. Uncle Sam purchases NSN items based on adherence to specifications and cost.
What does that prove about both companies?
They wanted too much money for their product so the government put the manufacturing of the products up for bidding and the lowest bidders won the contracts.
The DEA, FBI, and CIA can purchase whatever they want, but quite frequently purchase whatever they perceive to be the better deal. When the US military was unloading extra Colt carbines and rifles those agencies snapped them up. Now that they have to purchase on contract, they perceive the RRA carbines to be a better deal.
Colt has a limited lifetime warranty just like RRA's limited lifetime warranty.
BTW, RRA says that the accuracy is 1 MOA at 100 yards for the types of carbines that those agencies would order. The competition models are claimed to be 3/4 MOA at 100 yards.
I'd have to see a lightweight barrel AR get 1 MOA to believe it. I'm sure it's possible, but I'd want to see that in person. I have no interest in the heavy barrel AR's, at least if I have to carry it, but to each his own.
What does 1 MOA accuracy at 100 yards buy you when most LE engagements with carbines are at in-room distances?
How tight are the tolerances on those carbines that they can maintain that level of accuracy?
If it were me, I'd rather have a slightly less accurate carbine with some tolerance for dirt and debris.
I've shot 2 to 3 MOA groups with Federal XM193 and a Colt AR6721 at 100 yards using an Aimpoint Comp M3 and 3X magnifier, but never much better than 2 MOA.
Dammit flylo, now I want a RRA carbine to play with.