DR Action Video!: DR Runs Adams Arms Evo Ultra-Lite (also written Ultralite) Mid-Length 16″ Piston AR Carbine Upper Receiver, SureFire MAG5-60 60-Shot Quad-Stack 5.56mm Rifle Magazine and Silver State Armory 5.56mm Ammo Through Mike Pannone/CTT-Solutions (CTT-S) Advanced Carbine Course

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By David Crane
defrev (at) gmail (dot) com

All photos and video clips contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these materials. The photos and video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability).

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.

DR will be writing about Pannone’s/CTTS’ tactical carbine course, soon, so stay tuned. We certainly learned a lot at it! The course was coordinated by Chen Lee for Grey Group Training (GGT).

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.

Company Contact Info:

Adams Arms
612 Florida Ave.
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Toll Free: 877-461-2572
Local: 727-853-0550
Fax: 727-853-0551
Email Sales: sales@adamsarms.net
Email Jim Granger: jim@adamsarms.net
Website: http://www.adamsarms.net

Jeff Kannada
Silver State Armory (SSA)
12913 US Hwy 12, PO Box 962
Packwood, WA 98361
Phone: 360-200-6160
Fax: 360-496-0397
Email: jeff@ssarmory.com
Website: http://www.ssarmory.com

Samson Manufacturing Corp. (SMC)
110 Christian Lane
Whately, MA 01373
Toll Free: 888-665-4370
Office Phone: 413-665-1162
Fax: 413-665-1163
Email: sales@samson-mfg.com
Website: http://www.samson-mfg.com

SureFire, LLC
18300 Mount Baldy Circle
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Toll Free: 800-828-8809
Phone: 714-545-9444
Fax: 714-545-9537
Customer Service Email: helpyou@surefire.com
International Sales Email: international@surefire.com
Website: http://www.surefire.com

Mike Pannone
CTT Solutions (CTT-S)
Info@CTT-Solutions.com Email
http://www.ctt-solutions.com Website

DUNS#: 01-322-7741

560 A North Reilly Road,
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910.323.4739
FAX: 910.426.4740
E-mail: info@greygrouptraining.com
Website: http://www.greygrouptraining.com

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DR Action Video!: DR Runs Adams Arms Evo Ultra-Lite (also written Ultralite) Mid-Length 16″ Piston AR Carbine Upper Receiver, SureFire MAG5-60 60-Shot Quad-Stack 5.56mm Rifle Magazine and Silver State Armory 5.56mm Ammo Through Mike Pannone/CTT-Solutions (CTT-S) Advanced Carbine Course by

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