By Duncan Long. Completely updated and revised with the latest available models and accessories for the AR-15 family of rifles. See a review of the rifle, from its development in the 1950s through the approval process and on to its performance in combat. Also includes information on variants and accessories such as grenade launchers, as well as possible replacements currently being tested by the US military.
From the publisher:
This carefully researched, newly revised edition of Duncan Long's classic sourcebook offers fresh insight into why the AR-15/M16 remains a favorite of soldiers, law enforcement officials, civilian shooters and self-defense experts. Long takes another look at the history of the "black rifle"; examines its many military and custom spinoffs as well as grenade-launching systems, SAW versions and experimental weapons; and even provides a detailed assessment of the OICW and other potential replacements being tested by the U.S. military. Also highlighted are the very newest accessories for the AR-15, with a hard look at which will enhance its capabilities - and which could get the shooter killed. This is the most complete and up-to-date resource available on what many consider to be the best rifle ever made. 8 1/2 x 11, photos, softcover, photos, illus., 336 pp. ISBN 0-87364-687-8