By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
March 28, 2016
Last updated on 3/28/16.
While DefenseReview (DR) was hanging out at the Midwest Industries (MI) booth checking out their latest and greatest products for SHOT Show 2016, Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts was kind enough to take us through the new “Special Edition” Midwest Industries MI Sentinel Concepts Carbine M-LOK Compatible 16″ (16-inch) .223 Wylde/5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO) tactical AR carbine that was built to Fisher’s/Sentinel Concepts’ preferred specs by Midwest Industries. Since DR was already a fan of MI tactical AR carbines, and Fisher had taught us how to really run a combat/tactical shotgun a the Beretta Tactical Summit writers’ event last year, we were intrigued.
Key features on the MI Sentinel Concepts Tactical AR Carbine M-LOK Compatible are: MI Forged AR Upper Receiver and MI Forged AR Lower Receiver; Magpul Industries MOE SL Carbine Stock MIL-Spec (Stealth Gray) telescoping/retractable buttstock; Magpul MOE-K2® GRIP – AR15/M4 or MOE-K2+™ GRIP – AR15/M4 (Stealth Gray) AR pistol grip, but we’re not sure which; Midwest Industries MI End Plate QD Sling Adapter/rear castle nut; MI Lightweight Free Float Handguard M-LOK Compatible 15″ modular tactical handguard/rail system with M-LOK cuts along the top of the rail for adding rail sections, rather than a full MIL-STD-1913 “Picatinny” top rail; Criterion Barrels CBI 16″ (16-inch) AR-15 Hybrid Contour Barrel with 1:8″ twist and .223 Wylde chamber; MI AR-15 Muzzle Brake Two Chamber Brake “dual-port chamber brake” for reduced felt recoil and flatter shooting; AXTS Weapons Systems/Rainier Arms Raptor Ambi (Ambidextrous) Charging Handle; Talon Ambidextrous 45/90 Safety Selector – Black 2 Lever; and MI Flip-Up Front Sight, Handguard Rail Model and what would appear to be a MI SPLP Flip-Up Rear Sight.
All in all, the Midwest Industries MI Sentinel Concepts AR Carbine M-LOK Compatible 16″ tactical AR carbine would appear to be a pretty nice little package that’s ready for battle, right out of the box. Just unbox it, load it (using quality AR mags), and go. Bing, bang, boom.
Mr. Fisher will take you through the gun in the video below:
Company Contact Info:
Midwest Industries, Inc (MI)
W292S4498 Hillside Rd.
Waukesha, WI 53189
Email Contact Page: http://www.midwestindustriesinc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.display&page_id=33
Criterion Barrels, Inc.
W172 N13050 Division Rd.
Germantown, WI 53022
Email Contact Page: http://criterionbarrels.com/contact-us
Magpul Industries Corp
400 Young Ct., Unit #1
Erie, CO 80516
Toll Free: 877-462-4785
Email Info: [email protected]
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Email Government/Military: [email protected]
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