After a hike up a mountain, around a curve and through the hellacious Las Vegas traffic I attended a fun little event hosted by Agency Arms, Nighthawk, and Aero Precision. This invite-only range day was an opportunity for media to get intimate with the guns from each brand. It was a busy and interesting party, but intimate enough to chat with the guys and gals from each brand and learn a bit more about the weapons. Aero Precision, in general, brought ou a ton of new guns, most of them being fully automatic, some suppressed and of course several SBRs. Needles to stay they were my first stop.
Aero Precision and How I learned to Love the 20 inch barrel
The first gun I grabbed was a replica of the famed M16A4 rifle. A rifle I used in the Corps. As I loaded a magazine into the weapon I was greeted by a wave of nostalgia. It has been at least 7 years since I handled a full-length AR 15 and I really forgot how buttery smooth these rifles are.
The 5.56 round was made for a 20-inch barrel and it shows. From the recoil to the muzzle blast and even noise the 20 inch AR just does it better.
I had issues ringing steel silhouettes out to even 75 yards in full auto. The gun barely moved when you took your time with proper bursts. I’ve now committed to building a full-length AR 15, and Aero seems like a great brand to go with. I wonder if I can get an 80 lower with USMC markings.