By David Crane
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December 22, 2011
Last updated on 1/02/12.
While DefenseReview (DR) was attending our good friend Mike Pannone’s (Michael Pannone’s)/CTT-Solutions’ (CTT-S) excellent tactical carbine course this past weekend, your humble correspondent had the opportunity to put the Adams Arms (AA) Evo Ultra-Lite (also written Ultralite) ultra-lightweight mid-Length 16″ (16-inch) gas piston/op-rod (push-type operating rod) AR (AR-15) carbine upper receiver, SureFire MAG5-60 60-shot “quad-stack” 4×2 box mag (4179 STANAG magazine), and Silver State Armory (SSA) M855-type 62gr FMJ 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO) ammo through their respective paces, and they all ran superbly. We put approx. 1,000 rounds or so of the SSA 62-grainers through the AA Evo Ultralite upper–and the weapon/ammo combo ran like a champ! DR really likes this upper and ammo. The AA Evo Ultra-Lite upper is very smooth-shooting and optimizes bullet velocity and range due to AA’s special melonited 16″ barrel.
In the videos below, you can see me doing some running and stationary 3-1-1 (3 to the chest, 1 to the groin, 1 to the face/head) tactical shooting drills on multiple targets. Additional featured tactical equipment, gear and clothing rundown:
– EOTech EXPS3-2 HWS (Holographic Weapon Sight) Combat Optic/Optic Gunsight
– Vltor IMod (Improved Modstock) Telescoping Buttstock
– Daniel Defense (DD) Heavy Duty Push-Button Quick-Detach (QD) Sling Swivel
– TangoDown Stubby Vertical Grip (Vertical Foregrip) (BGV-MK46K)
– TangoDown Rifle Grip (Pistol Grip) (BG-16)
– 3M Peltor COMTAC III ACH “Next Generation Tactical Hearing Protector” Hearing Pro/Tactical Comms Headset
– Numa Tactical Chisel Ballistic Series Eyewear/Eyepro (Eye Protection/Tactical Sunglasses
– DRIFIRE FR (Flame-Resistant)/Moisture-Wicking Long-Sleeve T-Shirt (O.D. Green)
– EOTAC Vickers Combat Glove (Coyote Brown/Desert Tan)
– ITW Military Products FastMag 5.56mm/.223 Rem. Rifle Mag Carriers (Magazine Carriers)
– Hardpoint Equipment Maniple-I Tactical Armor Carrier with Integra-Sling Single-Point Sling (Tactical Sling) (Crye MultiCam Camo Pattern)
– Levi’s (Levi Strauss & Co.) 501 Button-Fly Jeans (Blue Jeans)
– New Balance (NB) Baddeley 890 Lightweight Running Shoes with REVlite Midsole Foam (Black/White)
– Blade-Tech/Wegner Professional Hunter Extreme CE/G10 Tactical Folder (right back pocket)
Editor’s Note: It should perhaps be mentioned that I was just wearing my Hardpoint Equipment Maniple-I Tactical Armor Plate Carrier system as a mag pouch carrier sans hard armor plates for the class, so I just fast-donned it and didn’t take the time to sandwich the side panels properly. That’s why they’re (side panels) uneven in the video clips.
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Adams Arms (AA) Tactical Evo Piston AR (AR-15/M16 Rifle / M4/M4A1 Carbine) Uppers (Upper Receivers) with Samson Evolution Rail System/Tactical Handguards for Martial Combat and Tactical Training (Videos!)
FERFRANS Rate Reduction System/Delayed Sear Activation System (RRS/DSAS)-Equipped Adams Arms (AA) Tactical Piston AR SBR/Sub-Carbine Upper Receivers Mounted on Colt M4A1 Carbine Select-Fire Lower: Full-Auto/Semi-Auto Range Test on Video!
Adams Arms (AA) Evo Ultralite Ultra-Light/Super-Lightweight Gas Piston/Op-Rod AR Carbine Upper Receiver Assemblies (Mid-Length and Carbine-Length) for 3-Gun Competition and Combat: Super-Accurate and Super-Fast!
Hardpoint Equipment (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems) Centurion Armor Maniple-I and Cohort-I Tactical Body Armor Carrier Systems: Advanced Hard Armor Plate Carrier/Tactical Vest Systems for Military Special Operations (SPECOPS), LE SWAT, and PSD Ops (Photos & Video)