The new SIONICS Patrol Minimalist manages to shave more than 5 ounces off the weight of their already trim Lightweight Carbine. It weighs just 5 pounds, 8.7 ounces which means that if you make the right choices on things like sights, optics, and weapon lights, you should be able to keep the total weight of this carbine to just over 6 pounds.
Here are the specs…
SIONICS Weapon Systems Configuration: AR15 Style Carbine, 5.56mm NATO
Upper Receiver: 7075 M4
Barrel: 16” Lightweight, 41V50, NATO Chamber, 1:8, Chrome Lined, Air-Gauged, Radiograph and MP Inspected
Gas System: Mid-Length, Direct-Impingement
Muzzle Device: A2 Flash Suppressor
Bolt Carrier: M16 Carrier, Nickel/PTFE Plated Carrier and Key
Bolt: MilSpec, HP/MPI Tested, Heavy Extractor Spring, Black Insert and O-Ring
Lower Receiver: Forged 7075-T6 Aluminum
Lower Receiver Parts: All Other Parts Mil-Spec
Receiver Extension: VLTOR 5 position Mil-Spec Diameter
Buffer: Carbine “H” Buffer
Stock: Mission First Tactical BATTLELINK Minimalist Stock
Hand Guard: Free-Float 12” SSK Key Mod (Low Profile Gas Block)
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