Here is one for those of you familiar with the M16 SDM rifle dreamed up at AMU, and with about 300 deployed with a particular unit. To support the training needs AMU, CMP, and Armalite teamed up to produce the training rifles.
Here is a message sent to all the CMP civilian instructors who helped AMU with the SDM training. I personally helped in 4 training sessions at Benning, with SDMs using these rifles through the course.
CMP is offering for sale 12 of the CMP SDM AR-15 rifles exclusively to the Military Rifle Instructors. These are the rifles we used at Ft. Benning for the SDM classes the past six years. The rifles were originally built by Armalite and then later rebarreled by the AMU. They are unique because of the CMP and AMU logo on the lower receiver. Rifles come complete with the Trijicon ACOG scope. Price is $1200 plus shipping. The rifles have been inspected and are considered in good shape, with the normal wear and tear on the rifle and scope. Since the rifles have been used extensively since the last rebarreling, they should not be expected to be as accurate as new rifles.
I expect more responses than there are rifles. Therefore to make it fair to everyone, 12 names will be randomly drawn from all interested MRIs. If you would like to purchase a rifle, I need your response by midnight, 1 September, 2011. Your response is your commitment to buy if selected in the drawing.
Thanks again for all your assistance.
Well, the drawing has finished, I am one of the lucky ones who got drawn. In a few weeks I should have the rifle in my hands. In the meantime here are a couple of pics on these rifles. These are zeroed with both the TA01 ACOG and the detachable handle.
5 shot group at 500 I shot with one of these rifles. I remember holding the vertical rerticle off the right shoulder, just ripped off 5 from the magasine at rapid fire cadence. My partner took the picture.
SDM in the 300 meter indoor range at Benning. It was raining and cold, AMU moved the session to the indoor range