by David Crane
This company has just come across DefRev’s radar. Troy Industries, Inc. appears to be a specialized small arms manufacturer with a specific focus on Special Operations applications and the CQB (Close Quarters Battle) role.
According to the company, the Rock SOPMOD (Special Operations Peculiar Modification) M14 Commando Carbine has been designed under contract for the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSW-Crane) for Special operations deployment. The package weighs 9 pounds, chambered in 7.62x51mm, and is apparently more compact than the 5.56x45mm M4/M4A1 Carbine.
The Rock SOPMOD M14 Commando Carbine utilizes…
a redesigned gas system "for the utmost reliability and accuracy in the most extreme conditions", and incorporates an integrated rail system(including a picatinny rail) for mounting accessories like optical gunsights, night vision equipment, lasers, tactical white lights, and vertical foregrips. The gun also features a telescoping buttstock, and can be had with a barrel as short as 12", effectively turning the gun into a 7.62x51mm subcarbine. 14", 16", and 18" barrels are also available. Company literature states that "each SOPMOD M14 conversion is equipped with a unique flash hider/compensator designed to accept the optional sound suppressor. The suppressor attaches over the flash hider eliminating the need for tools. Our suppressor offers the greatest degree of sound suppression available for the 7.62mm chambering while maintaining a streamline and compact profile. The suppressor only extends 2.5” in front of the muzzle."
If you’ve got a few extra bucks to spend, you can get a Troy SOPMOD Deployment Case to house your SOPMOD M14 Commando Carbine, spare magazines, and accessories. According to Troy, the SOPMOD Deployment Case is a military issue, airline approved, submersible hard case, meaning that it’s airtight and waterproof.
Conversion from a customers M14 into a SOPMOD M14 Commando Carbine costs $2500. The sound suppressor costs $525. Spare flash hider and sleeve assemblies cost $80.00. The SOPMOD Deployment Case comes in at $275.00.
DefRev has to say that the Rock SOPMOD M14 Commando Carbine looks to be a pretty slick package. Hopefully, we can get ahold of some real world performance data on the weapon from someone in military Special Operations circles sometime in the future. If the gun proves to be reliable, durable, and accurate under operational conditions, Troy Industries deserves some kudos. DefRev is very interested to learn more about the gun and all the goodies available it. Troy Industries is definitely a company to watch.
To read more about the Rock SOPMOD M14 Commando Carbine, click on this link.
Click here to visit Troy Industries, Inc.’s main page.