Best Duty Rifles: Popular Military, Police Contract Winners
By GDC Staff
While it may be difficult to gauge just what makes the best rifles for duty use, the same models keep popping up in large military and police contracts.
The FN 15 Tactical variant includes the 3-prong flash hider found on the FN SCAR rifles that reduces flash, a mid-length gas system with an H1 buffer to decrease recoil, as well as Magpul furniture and an M-LOK accessory mounting system.
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety– the Palmetto State’s troopers– in March signed a deal for 600 FN 15 Patrol series rifles to replace their shotguns. Previously, the Killeen, Texas Police Department ordered 213 FN 15 Carbines for their use.
The 5.56mm-caliber FN-15, produced in Columbia, South Carolina, uses a six-position collapsible buttstock and a 16-inch barrel as standard. Equipped with FN’s Combat Trigger and a direct impingement action, they are semi-auto only.
Commercially, FN-USA markets both the FN 15 Tactical and FN 15 DMR.
Sig Sauer M400
Sig Sauer’s M400 series includes several models, such as this entry-level Tread variant.
Detroit SWAT picked Sig Sauer’s M400 series for a big rifle contract last year, followed quickly by Philadelphia‘s tactical units. Features standard across the series of 5.56mm rifles with a direct impingement gas operating system