Next Generation Arms NGA X7 Lightweight Mid-Length DGI Tactical AR Carbine/Rifle Run Through CTT-Solutions (CTT-S) Advanced Carbine Course (Photos and Video!)

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

January 2, 2012

While attending the CTT-Solutions’ (CTT-S) tactical carbine course conducted by U.S. Army Special Forces assaulter/operator and tactical instructor Mike Pannone (Michael Pannone) and hosted by Grey Group Training (GGT) on December 18, 2011, DefenseReview (DR) shot some photos and a short video clip of civilian tactical shooter Mike Barnes running the extremely tacticool Next Generation Arms (NGA) X7 “Grey Ghost” (Defense Review’s term), a super-slick apparition-like ballistic marvel of futuristic tactical AR-15 carbine proportions, through a running, multi-target 3-1-1 (3 to the chest, 1 to the groin, 1 to the face/head) tactical shooting drill. The featured X7 carbine is Mr. Pannone’s personal gun, but he was kind enough to let Barnes run it pretty much the whole day on 12/18/11–and the gun looked GOOD.

The NGA X7 tactical AR carbine is a lightweight mid-length and internally ceramic-coated direct-gas-impingement (DGI) AR designed to perform double duty as both a high-speed/low-drag combat weapon and a premiere 3-Gun competition bang stick. It’s a very cool weapon that’s been given high praise by Mr. Pannone both verbally to DR (on 12/18/11) and in print almost a year ago, now (specifically on 1/24/11). Mr. Barnes seemed to be pretty impressed with the X7, as well, while using it for tactical shooting drills in the CTTS course. He particularly appreciated the X7’s unique and ultra-large, internally-funneled magwell.

However, the X7 is already yesterday’s news, as Next Generation Arms is already developing its replacement the even more advanced replacement, the NGA X8, which is due sometime in 2012.

Company Contact Info:

Next Generation Arms (NGA)
208-714-4220 Phone
[email protected] Sales Email
[email protected] Support Email Website

Mike Pannone
CTT-Solutions (CTT-S)
[email protected] Email Website

DUNS#: 01-322-7741

560 A North Reilly Road,
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910.323.4739
FAX: 910.426.4740
E-mail: [email protected]

© Copyright 2012 and Michael Pannone. All rights reserved. This content/material may not be republished, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without first receiving permission and providing proper credit and appropriate links.

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