By David Crane
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July 4, 2011
Here at DefenseReview (DR), we really like ourselves a cool 7.62x51mm NATO (7.62mm NATO)/.308 Win. battle carbine/rifle, and the KAC M110 SASS (Semi-Automatic Sniper System)/SR-25 EM (Enhanced Match) Carbine 16″ (AR-10-type carbine), also referred-to as the KAC M110 Compact, definitely fits that bill, especially when you add Knight’s Armament Co.’s tactical accoutrements (flash hiders, muzzle brakes, silencer/sound suppressors, etc.). DR readers may remember that we first published info on the M110 SASS carbine in late December 2010, after handling the weapon at NDIA Infantry Small Arms Systems Symposium 2010 in June, 2010.
KAC claims that neither accuracy nor range are effected by chopping the M110’s barrel length to 16 inches to create the M110 SASS carbine/compact/SR-25EM model. The barrel is dimpled (KAC’s signature process) to cut barrel weight and increase barrel cooling and barrel rigidity/stiffness. At the end of that barrel, you can swap out the standard bird cage-type flash hider/suppressor with the KAC 762 MAMS (Multi-Access Muzzle Stability) muzzle brake, which is a totally nutral break that won’t bias the gun up or down during firing.
KAC also has a new rail design called the KAC URX-3, which is lightweight modular rail system that cuts more weight and allows the operator to customize it as needed to mount accessories, as is now de rigueur.
As mentioned above, the KAC Flash Hider and MAMS muzzle brake are interchangeable, and both work with the KAC muzzle cans (silencer/sound suppressors), including the KAC 762 QDC and KAC 762 CQB (Close Quarters Battle) cans.
The scope featured in the first (top) video clip is the Leupold XM2010 Combat Optic which is a 6-20x50mm M5 combat tactical scope with 0.1 milrad locking turrets and a 34mm main tube that was developed for the Remington Defense XM2010 sniper rifle (highly-upgraded M24 rifle). In Defense Review’s previous article on the M110 SASS/SR-25 EM carbine, we showed the weapon outfitted with the Leupold 1.1-8x CQBSS tactical rifle scope, which is a pretty popular item.
Now for the really good news: It’s DefenseReview’s understanding at present that everything written above either is or will be available on the civilian tactical/commercial market. We’ll try to get confirmation on this point.
Company Contact Info:
Kevin S. Boland
Military/Government Product Liaison
Knight’s Armament Company
701 Columbia Blvd
Titusville, Florida 32780
Phone: 321-607-9900 ext 1365
Email: [email protected]
Knight’s Armament Co. (KAC)
701 Columbia Blvd
Titusville, FL 32780-7902
For Domestic Calls: 321-607-9900 ext. 1330
Foreign Sales: 321-607-9956
Military Sales Email: [email protected]
Commercial Sales Email: [email protected]
Leupold & Stevens
14400 NW Greenbrier Parkway
Beaverton, OR 97006-5790
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