D&L Sports CQB Carbine

     Notes: One of D&L Sports’ specialties is enhanced versions of AR-15/M-16/M-4 rifles.  One of these is the CQB Carbine, an entry/close assault version of the AR-15 or M-16 rifle.  The CQB Carbine is the product of Dave Lauck, who is described by Sammy Reese of Guns magazine as D&L Sports “chief cook and bottle washer” – a driving force behind D&L Sports; the CQB Carbine was done at the prodding of Sammy Reese, who wanted to trick out his pre-California-ban AR-15.  It was, in essence, a special project that went mainstream, and is now offered by D&L Sports for general sale.

     Though at its core, the CQB Carbine is a conventional, if very well-made, AR-15/M-16, with a forged A-3 upper receiver and a forged lower receiver.  The 16-inch free-floating barrel uses a special contour and is tipped with an A2 muzzle brake.  (A rifle version with a 20-inch barrel is also available.)  The standard chamber is throated to increase reliability and seating of the rounds.  Handguards are D&L Superduty aluminum handguards, which are circular in profile and allow for extra cooling of the barrel using several vent holes. The CQB Carbine used either a fixed, tubular aluminum stock (three styles are available) or a collapsible stock (with two types available).  The receiver and upper part of the handguard have a full-length MIL-STD-1913 rail, with a fixed AR-15/M-15-type front sight, a blade front sight, or a folding front sight.  The handguards are also drilled and tapped on the right, left, and underside for additional accessory rails, though they are not standard.  The rear sight is folding as standard; unlike on the AR-15/M-16, the rear sight is forward on the upper receiver in the “scout” position.  The entire rifle can be gotten hand-dehorned at an extra charge; an oversized charging handle may be installed.  (Dave Lauck recommends against oversized AR-15/M-16 charging handles, as they can easily get snagged on the shooter’s equipment or other items and pull the bolt out of battery at the wrong moment.)  The trigger group is designed to take extra punishment; trigger group problems are common on AR-15/M-16 series rifles.  The bolt carrier group is hand-fitted and headspaced.  The entire rifle is finished in a hard-anodized black finish.  Numerous additional accessories and upgrades are available from D&L Sports.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

CQB Carbine (Fixed Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.65 kg

10, 20, 30

$612

CQB Carbine (Folding Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.45 kg

10, 20, 30

$642

CQB Rifle (Fixed Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.77 kg

10, 20, 30

$654

CQB Rifle (Folding Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.57 kg

10, 20, 30

$684

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

CQB Carbine (Fixed Stock)

5

3

1-Nil

6

2

4

42

CQB Carbine (Folding Stock)

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

4

42

CQB Rifle (Fixed Stock)

5

3

1-Nil

6

2

4

58

CQB Rifle (Folding Stock)

5

3

1-Nil

5/6

2

5

58

 

Daniel Defense Ambush

     Notes: Introduced in late 2011 in 6.8mm SPC, the Ambush 6.8 was quickly followed by several other calibers and more may follow in the future.  Though Daniel Defense states that the Ambush is designed for hunters, the design would seem to point at police and possible military applications.  The name of “Ambush” is not just a cool name; it denotes Ambush Firearms, which is mostly a design firm, and that Daniel Defense builds and sells the Ambush for Ambush Firearms.  The base of the Ambush is an AR-type receiver, but the rifle has numerous differences, including a receiver-top MIL-STD-1913 rail which forms a continuous rail with the two atop the handguard.  A shorter MIL-STD-1913 (about 4 inches long) is found on each side of the end of the handguard.  The rails are easily removable.  The handguards, rails, and stock are modular; and everyone knows that there are a plethora of stock designs for an AR.  As sold by Daniel Defense, the Ambush is equipped with a Magpul MOE sliding skeletonized stock. Finish for an Ambush is currently in basic black, Mossy Oak Break Up Infinity or Realtree AP. Below this tough outer finish is a tough Salt-Bath Nitride finish that retards corrosion. Chambers are designed to take hot or sub-loads or loads in-between. An 18-inch barrel is currently available, and the barrels are hammer-forged with a heavy profile.  As sold by Daniel Defense, the barrel is widened at the end and threaded for anything from a target crown to a muzzle brake (or a simple cap). Another possible muzzle device is a suppressor/silencer, particularly appropriate with some of the Ambush’s possible loadings. The handguards allow for a free-floating barrel, and extend to the gas block; the gas block is a pinned and staked low-profile gas block.  As sold, the Ambush has no iron sights, though BUIS may be mounted at buyer’s request.  The trigger is designed by Geissele, and is a two-stage trigger, with the second stage designed to be a hair-trigger.  Standard magazines are shown below.  A separate line is not shown below for a subsonic .300 Blackout round, since the round is naturally subsonic.

     Though there are no plans for an automatic version, I have put such stats below, just in case…

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The Ambush does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Ambush

5.56mm NATO

3.37 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$613

Ambush (w/Flash Suppressor)

5.56mm NATO

3.43 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$620

Ambush (w/Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.57 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$664

Ambush

6.8mm SPC

3.7 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$751

Ambush (w/Flash Suppressor)

6.8mm SPC

3.78 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$759

Ambush (w/Muzzle Brake)

6.8mm SPC

3.9 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$801

Ambush

.300 Blackout

3.79 kg

5, 10, 20

$790

Ambush (w/Flash Suppressor)

.300 Blackout

3.88 kg

5, 10, 20

$799

Ambush (w/Muzzle Brake)

.300 Blackout

3.99 kg

5, 10, 20

$841

Ambush Silencer

N/A

1.68 kg

N/A

$335

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Ambush (5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

6

50

Ambush (5.56mm, w/Flash Suppressor)

5

3

1-Nil

5/6

2

6

50

Ambush (5.56mm, w/Muzzle Brake)

5

3

1-Nil

5/6

2

4

50

Ambush (5.56mm, w/Silencer)

5

3

1-Nil

7/8

2

5

41

Ambush (5.56mm, w/Silencer, Subsonic)

5

2

1-Nil

7/8

2

5

32

Ambush (6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

3

6

67

Ambush (6.8mm, w/Flash Suppressor)

5

3

1-2-Nil

5/6

2

6

67

Ambush (6.8mm, w/Muzzle Brake)

5

3

1-2-Nil

5/6

2

5

67

Ambush (6.8mm, w/Silencer)

5

3

1-Nil

7/8

2

5

56

Ambush (6.8mm, w/Silencer, Subsonic)

5

3

2-Nil

7/8

2

5

38

Ambush (.300)

5

4

2-Nil

5/6

4

9

44

Ambush (.300, w/Flash Suppressor)

5

4

2-Nil

5/6

4

9

44

Ambush (.300, w/Muzzle Brake)

5

4

2-Nil

5/6

3

7

44

Ambush (.300, w/Silencer)

5

3

1-2-Nil

8/9

3

7

37

 

Daniel Defense DDM-4 Carbines and Rifles

     Notes: Also simply known as the Daniel Defense M-4, the DDM-4 is, as the name would indicate, is Daniel Defense’s own variation on the US military’s M-4 Carbine.  Though available on a limited basis since the 2012 SHOT Show (it was still considered prototypical at the time), it has been officially (in a big way) available since March 2013.  It is available in several chamberings, and with threaded and non-threaded barrels, and the gas system is capable of handling supersonic and subsonic rounds with a variety of loadings. (A side-introduction at that time was the Can U Silencer, designed specifically for the DDM-4.) Without the integral Can U Suppressor, the rifle comes in a variety of barrel lengths, civilian/police and military versions, and lengths and amounts of MIL-STD-1913 rails.  Standard for the system is a receiver-top rail joined to a top of the handrail rail, which also includes a rail length for the low-profile gas block; the system also has three other full-handrail length rails.  Naturally, the rail length will depend on the handrail length, which is largely contingent on the barrel length.  DDM-4s also come in SBR versions that can be legally owned by civilians (with the right taxes and paperwork, of course).

 

DDM-4 Carbines

     The original DDM-4 was the DDM-4 v1 Carbine (Lightweight Barrel).  The term “Lightweight Barrel” is a sort of misnomer; the actual barrel weight is the same as that of the M-16 and M-16A1.  The v1 is chambered for 5.56mm NATO; the lower receiver is Mil-Spec, with some enhancements, such as a flared magazine well and a rear sling mount which has a quick-detach ability. The upper receiver is also Mil-Spec with enhancements, such as flared feed ramps and indexing marks for the MIL-STD-1913 rails.  The 16-inch barrel is made of chrome-moly-vanadium steel which is cold hammer forged, and is chrome lined in the bore.  (The normal muzzle attachment is a flash suppressor.) The entire rifle is Mil-Spec heavy phosphate-coated.  BUISs are provided, a Daniel Defense A1.5 fixed rear sight and a Daniel Defense fixed sight.  A slight extension is added to the point where the rifle joins the stock, which is a Magpul MOE sliding stock.  The V1 comes with a vertical grip for attachment to the lower rail; this is also a Daniel Defense design. The DDM-4 V1 Carbine is essentially the same, but uses a medium-profile barrel.

     The DDM-4 v2 Carbine is essentially a V1, but has an A2-profile barrel and SBR-length handguards with the appropriate length of MIL-STD-1913 rails.  The front sight is a standard A2 sight, but the rear sight is a BUIS-type sight which folds. The rifle is a bit more buffered using a Daniel Defense heavy H-Buffer.  The barrel is 16 inches long, of heavy profile on the forward third of its length, and built like other DDM-4 barrels.  The v4 is essentially the same rifle, but does not come with BUISs, and is lighter. For game purposes, it shoots the same.

     The V5 is very similar to the V4; the primary difference is the chambering, and the heavy profile barrel.  The barrel is 16 inches long, but appears to be longer due to the larger chambering and the relatively shorter handguards.  In addition, the barrel has been given a Salt Bath Nitride finish for extra weatherproofing and heat-proofing.  Originally, the Can U Suppressor was specifically designed for the .300 Blackout chambering.  The V7 is again similar in many ways; the most obvious difference is the use of an MFR (Modular Float Rail), allowing the V7 to have a floating barrel.  The handguards also have a different set of MIL-STD-1913 rails – the top is continuous with the receiver rail and the gas block rail, but the sides and underside of the handguards have 2.5-inch rails which can be moved around as desired on the handguards.  Due to the absence of the full-length side and underside rails, the V7 is lighter than the V5.

     The DDMK18 has the buzzwords in the web page of “Use what THEY use.”  It’s essentially an SBR variant of the V2, but with no BUISs. The barrel is a mere 10.3 inches, and is made from tough chrome-moly-vanadium steel which is cold-hammer-forged.  The finish for the barrel is Mil-Spec heavy phosphating, with a chromed bore.  It uses the heavy H-Buffer.  Atop the receiver is a MIL-STD-1913 rail, which is continuous with the upper rail of handguard and the low-profile gas block rail.  The handguards are DD RIS II MK-18s, which are long enough to reach out to the flash suppressor and have rails as 3, 6, and 9 o’clock that run the length of the handguards.  Other accouterments are as per the other versions of the DDM-4.  Note that due to the handrail system, the Mk18 cannot use a silencer, despite being having a threaded barrel.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

DDM-4 V1 LW

5.56mm NATO

3.08 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$587

DDM-4 V1 LW (Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.28 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$638

DDM-4 V1 LW (Silencer)

5.56mm NATO Subsonic

4.13 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$905

DDM-4 V1

5.56mm NATO

3.15 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$595

DDM-4 V1 (Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.35 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$641

DDM-4 V1 (Silencer)

5.56mm NATO Subsonic

4.52 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$916

DDM-4 V2

5.56mm NATO

3.03 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$596

DDM-4 V2 (Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.18 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$642

DDM-4 V2 (Silencer)

5.56mm NATO Subsonic

4.03 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$917

DDM-4 V4

5.56mm NATO

2.94 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$596

DDM-4 V4 (Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.09 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$642

DDM-4 V4 (Silencer)

5.56mm NATO Subsonic

3.94 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$917

DDM-4 V5

.300 Blackout

3.2 kg

5, 10, 20

$777

DDM-4 V5 (Muzzle Brake)

.300 Blackout

3.31 kg

5, 10, 20

$819

DDM-4 V5 (Silencer)

.300 Blackout

4.86 kg

5, 10, 20

$1310

DDM-4 V7

.300 Blackout

3.13 kg

5, 10, 20

$781

DDM-4 V7 (Muzzle Brake)

.300 Blackout

3.24 kg

5, 10, 20

$823

DDM-4 V7 (Silencer)

.300 Blackout

4.82 kg

5, 10, 20

$1326

DDMK18

5.56mm NATO

2.73 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$535

DDMK18 (Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

2.89 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$581

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

DDM-4 V1 LW

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

6

40

DDM-4 V1 LW (Muzzle Brake)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

4

40

DDM-4 V1 LW (Silencer)

5

2

1-Nil

8/9

1

2

28

DDM-4 V1

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

6

41

DDM-4 V1 (Muzzle Brake)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

5

41

DDM-4 V1 (Silencer)

5

2

1-Nil

8/9

1

2

28

DDM-4 V2

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

3

6

42

DDM-4 V2 (Muzzle Brake)

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

5

42

DDM-4 V2 (Silencer)

5

2

1-Nil

8/9

1

3

28

DDM-4 V5

5

3

2-Nil

5/6

4

9

46

DDM-4 V5 (Muzzle Brake)

5

3

2-Nil

5/6

3

7

46

DDM-4 V5 (Silencer)

5

3

2-Nil

11/13

3

7

39

DDM-4 V7

5

3

2-Nil

5/6

4

9

48

DDM-4 V7 (Muzzle Brake)

5

3

2-Nil

5/6

3

7

48

DDM-4 V7 (Silencer)

5

3

2-Nil

11/13

3

7

40

DDMK18

5

2

1-Nil

3/5

3

6

21

DDMK18 (Muzzle Brake)

5

2

1-Nil

3/5

2

5

21

 

DDM-4 Mid-Length Rifle

     Mid-Length DDM-4s have essentially the same features as the Carbines, including construction, barrel quality, and rail system.  The difference is primarily that, while the Carbines have a carbine-length gas system, the mid-length rifles have a, well, mid-length gas system.

Barrels are usually the same length as the Carbines, with the same threaded muzzle, normally tipped with a Daniel defense-designed flash suppressor which is essentially a birdcage-type flash suppressor.

     The V3 uses handguards which combine a free float tube with the standard RIS of most of the DDM-4 series; this is called the DDM-4 Rail 9.0. The V3 6.8 is essentially the same rifle, but chambered for 6.8mm SPC.

     A second version of the DDM-4 V5, the V5 5.56mm, is essentially the same rifle, but uses a mid-length gas system rather than a carbine-length gas system.  It also uses longer handguards and longer MIL-STD-1913 rails on them, but does not come with BUISs.  Weight is a bit different, due to measure taken to lighten the rifle.  This version is also chambered for 5.56mm NATO, and has a government profile barrel instead of a heavy barrel, which is heavy phosphate finished instead of having a Salt Bath Nitride finish.  The V5 LW is, again, sort of a misnomer, as is uses an A1-profile barrel, which is more a standard-profile barrel.  The V5 LW is otherwise almost identical to the V5 5.56mm. Again, weight is shaved off the platform.  The V7 LW is mostly the same as the V5 LW, but with V7 Carbine type abbreviated handguards and a free-float handguard. Again, the V7 LW is lighter.

     The V7 6.8 is basically the same as the .300-chambered carbine listed above, but chambered for 6.8mm SPC.  Other details of construction are identical or near-identical, such as the mid-length gas system.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

DDM-4 V3

5.56mm NATO

3.07 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$600

DDM-4 V3 (Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.21 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$646

DDM-4 V3 (Silencer)

5.56mm NATO Subsonic

4.08 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$927

DDM-4 V3 6.8

6.8mm SPC

3.18 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$741

DDM-4 V3 6.8 (Muzzle Brake)

6.8mm SPC

3.31 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$784

DDM-4 V3 6.8 (Silencer)

6.8mm SPC Subsonic

4.61 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$1199

DDM-4 V5 5.56mm

5.56mm NATO

2.9 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$596

DDM-4 V3 5.56mm (Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.05 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$642

DDM-4 V3 5.56mm (Silencer)

5.56mm NATO Subsonic

4.43 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$909

DDM-4 V5 5.56mm

5.56mm NATO

2.74 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$593

DDM-4 V3 5.56mm (Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

2.89 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$639

DDM-4 V3 5.56mm (Silencer)

5.56mm NATO Subsonic

4.27 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$906

DDM-4 V7 6.8

6.8mm SPC

3.18 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$741

DDM-4 V7 6.8 (Muzzle Brake)

6.8mm SPC

3.31 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$784

DDM-4 V7 6.8 (Silencer)

6.8mm SPC Subsonic

4.61 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$1199

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

DDM-4 V3

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

3

6

43

DDM-4 V3 (Muzzle Brake)

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

5

43

DDM-4 V3 (Silencer)

5

2

1-Nil

6/7

1

3

29

DDM-4 V3 6.8

5

3

1-2-Nil

5/6

3

7

58

DDM-4 V3 6.8 (Muzzle Brake)

5

3

1-2-Nil

5/6

2

5

58

DDM-4 V3 6.8 (Silencer)

5

3

1-1-Nil

10/12

2

5

35

DDM-4 V5 5.56mm

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

3

6

42

DDM-4 V3 5.56mm (Muzzle Brake)

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

5

42

DDM-4 V3 5.56mm (Silencer)

5

2

1-Nil

8/9

1

2

28

DDM-4 V5 5.56mm

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

3

7

41

DDM-4 V3 5.56mm (Muzzle Brake)

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

5

41

DDM-4 V3 5.56mm (Silencer)

5

2

1-Nil

8/9

1

2

28

DDM-4 V7 6.8

5

3

1-2-Nil

5/6

3

7

58

DDM-4 V7 6.8 (Muzzle Brake)

5

3

1-2-Nil

5/6

2

5

58

DDM-4 V7 6.8 (Silencer)

5

3

1-1-Nil

10/12

2

5

35

 

DDM-4 SBRs

    Notes: This is a line, mostly for military use, of short-barreled primarily close assault weapons, designed to be short for CQB environments. Furthermore, Daniel Defense chambers them for the .300 Blackout round (due better CQB performance.) These SBRs use a 10.3-inch, 11.5-inch, 12.5-inch, or (what is essentially a carbine length weapon) 14.5 inches.  All can be integrally silenced by a special application of the Can U silencer, while retaining the handguards and rails.  (It should be known that the silenced versions are known as V4 ISRs, and they use V7 handguards.  Barrels for the 300 SBR are of the same high construction standards of larger rifles, with a heavy barrel profile; the heavy H-Buffer is also used.  Handguards are the full-rail v9.0 handguards.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

300 SBR (10.3” Barrel)

.300 Blackout

2.65 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$723

300 SBR (10.3” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

.300 Blackout

2.78 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$774

300 SBR (10.3” Barrel, Silencer)

.300 Blackout

3.58 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$1183

300 SBR (11.5” Barrel)

.300 Blackout

2.67 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$745

300 SBR (11.5” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

.300 Blackout

2.8 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$786

300 SBR (11.5” Barrel, Silencer)

.300 Blackout

3.37 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$1205

300 SBR (12.5” Barrel)

.300 Blackout

2.69 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$767

300 SBR (12.5” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

.300 Blackout

2.82 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$808

300 SBR (12.5” Barrel, Silencer)

.300 Blackout

3.39 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$1227

300 SBR (14.5” Barrel)

.300 Blackout

2.71 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$803

300 SBR (14.5” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

.300 Blackout

3.04 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$845

300 SBR (14.5” Barrel, Silencer)

.300 Blackout

3.41 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$1362

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

300 SBR (10.3” Barrel)

5

3

2-Nil

4/5

3

7

24

300 SBR (10.3” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

5

3

2-Nil

4/5

2

5

24

300 SBR (10.3” Barrel, Silencer)

5

3

2-Nil

7/8

2

5

20

300 SBR (11.5” Barrel)

5

3

2-Nil

4/5

3

7

28

300 SBR (11.5” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

5

3

2-Nil

4/5

2

5

28

300 SBR (11.5” Barrel, Silencer)

5

3

2-Nil

8/9

2

5

24

300 SBR (12.5” Barrel)

5

3

2-Nil

4/5

3

7

32

300 SBR (12.5” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

5

3

2-Nil

4/5

2

5

32

300 SBR (12.5” Barrel, Silencer)

5

3

2-Nil

8/9

2

5

24

300 SBR (14.5” Barrel)

5

3

2-Nil

5/6

4

10

51

300 SBR (14.5” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

5

3

2-Nil

5/6

3

7

51

300 SBR (14.5” Barrel, Silencer)

5

3

2-Nil

10/11

3

7

42

 

Del-Ton Carbines

     Notes: Del-ton makes a variety AR-15 clones; their rifles typically follow the AR-15 general platform, but are built with better, higher-quality components and closer tolerances.  Del-ton’s AR-15 rifles are generally a bit lighter than their Colt antecedents, and the amount of customization that Del-Ton will make to one of their rifles upon request is staggering.  Del-Ton rifles are basically AR-15s done better, though they are also known (using real prices) for being affordable and to an extent, no frills. Del-Ton manufactures several series of related rifles and carbines, most of which differ only in small details. 

     The base carbine of Del-Ton’s carbines based on the AR-15 is the DT Sport.  The basic body is made of light alloy, but stronger alloy than used on a standard AR-15 or M-16/M-4.  The barrel is a standard-profile 16-inch barrel tipped by an AR-15-type flash suppressor, but made of lighter-yet-stronger steel. The barrel is of low-carbon steel which is stronger than a standard barrel, but has great durability and corrosion resistance.  The rifling has a twist rate of 1:9, allowing it to stabilize a variety of bullet weights and propellant loads.  The receiver has a MIL-STD-1913 rail atop the receiver; a fold-down rear BUIS is provided, but the front sight is standard AR-15A2.  The bolt and bolt-carrier is phosphated for dirt and carbon resistance.  Handguards are the same as on the M-4, and the stock is a standard six-position M-4-type stock. (The DT Sport comes from the factory with a California-approved trigger lock; nonetheless, the local laws of California and five other states ban the DT Sport.)  The exterior is manganese-phosphated, heat-treated and plated in a Del-Ton proprietary finish (which is black like an actual AR-15), which is then hard-anodized. The chamber, barrel extension, the interior of the bolt carrier group, and bore are chromed. 

     The Echo 316 (also called the DTI-4) is a carbine related to the DT Sport; the form is virtually identical, but the Echo 316 comes with the addition of a Chamber Safety Tool (essentially a block placed in the open chamber, preventing bolt movement; US Soldiers and Marines may remember this from Basic Training.  The Echo 316 is also a bit more heavily built, and weighs more than the DT Sport; despite this performance is the same for the DT Sport for game purposes.  It is also a base-level Del-ton Carbine, with a 16-inch standard-weight barrel tipped by an A2-type flash suppressor as standard; however, areas of the Echo 316 which are vulnerable to heat are given extra treatment to increase their resistance to damage or deformation due to heat from prolonged firing.  Of course, the bore is hard-chromed, other parts are also chromed, including the gas key, the inside of the bolt carrier group, and the carrier key.  The Echo 316 has a one-piece heat shield inside of the handguard made of highly-polished aluminum.  Atop the Echo 316 is a MIL-STD-1913 rail; however, the standard AR front sight assembly remains. The stock of the Echo 316 is a standard M-4-type 6-position sliding stock. Most of the particulars of the Echo 316 apply to the Echo 316 subtypes described below. 

     Other members of the Echo 316 series includes the Echo 316/MOE (also known as the DTI Carbine Rifle MOE).  Most changes are essentially cosmetic, such as the use of a Magpul MOE sliding stock instead of the M-4-type stock.  The exterior of the Echo 316/MOE is finished in OD Green or Dark Earth (and called the Echo 316/MOE OD and Echo 316/MOE DE, respectively).  The Echo 316/MOE also has a trigger lock (as above, the trigger lock meets the most stringent gun laws in the US, but still cannot be sold in those states; you gotta love state politicians!) and a Chamber Safety Tool.  However, biggest change in the Echo 316/MOE is the 16-inch heavy barrel, threaded at the end to attach Del-Ton’s variation of the AR-15A2’s flash suppressor, most muzzle brakes, or a wide variety of silencers and suppressors.  The handguards are also Magpul MOE handguards, though they are essentially identical for game purposes, and the rifle is finished in black (over several anti-corrosive, heat resistant, and antiwear coatings.  The Sierra 316H/MOE, also known as the DTI Mid-Length MOE Rifle (though it is actually carbine), is for the most part virtually identical to the Echo 316/MOE, except for the color (the Echo 316H/MOE-OD and the Echo 316H/MOE-DE, are finished in OD green and Dark Earth, respectively.)

     The Echo 316PF (also called the Carbine Post-Ban Rifle) was designed to be able to be sold after the Assault Weapons ban, and is still built for California sales and some other jurisdictions.  The Echo 316PF uses special magazines (which can be gotten from various sources) which can hold only 10 rounds maximum.  The flash suppressor and bayonet lug are deleted.  The barrel is not threaded at the tip and cannot take a flash suppressor, muzzle brake, or silencer, but the 16-inch barrel is of heavy profile and tipped with a target crown.  The stock is a standard A2-type Zytel fixed stock, but the Echo 316PF does have a MIL-STD-1913 rail atop the receiver.

     The Echo 316L (also called the Lightweight Rifle) is essentially a base Echo 316 built using lighter but stronger metal, polymer parts that are made of a lighter polymer, and a 16-inch lightweight barrel (which, I’ll admit, looks a bit spindly)  The sliding stock, while being the same design as on M-4s, is made from polymer materials. Otherwise, the Echo 316L is built and finished in the same way as the base Echo 316.

     The Echo 216 (also called the DT-4 Rifle) is essentially the same carbine as the Echo 316, but it has the standard AR carrying handle and rear sight.  The Echo 216H differs from the Echo 216 in its having an A2-type fixed stock (but with a trapdoor to access a small compartment), and a heavy-profile barrel.

     The Sierra 216H, also known as the DTI A2 Mid-Length Rifle (though it too is actually a carbine), is essentially the same as the GPR in the next entry, but is equipped with a 16-inch barrel and appropriate-length handguards. 

     The DTI Extreme Duty 316 (also known as simply the DTI Extreme Duty), is sort of a DT Sport built to more exacting tolerances and better quality than most of Del-Ton’s range of AR clones, and can take more abuse than other rifles of its line. The 16-inch heavy barrel is cold-hammer-forged, has a bore with high-quality chroming, and has a rifling twist of 1:7, making better suited for modern civilian loadings as well as most military loads.  The stock is an M-4-type sliding stock, and the handguards are also M-4-type, with double heat shields.  The rear BUIS sight is made for the Extreme Duty by Troy, and the front sight post is more finely adjustable than a standard A2-type front sight.  The upper receiver of the Extreme Duty is topped by a MIL-STD-1913 rail.

     The DTI TRX Rifle (actually a carbine) is basically a variation on a theme.  It is similar to the Echo 316/MOE, being black or Dark Earth in color and with a Magpul MOE sliding stock.  However, the TRX Rifle does not have an MOE pistol grip, having a standard A2 pistol grip.  The upper receiver’s MIL-STD-1913 rail joins the upper MIL-STD-1913 of the handguard, and the TRX Rifle uses a low-profile gas block.  These two items mean that the TRX Rifle can be equipped with a front and rear BUIS. The barrel is 16 inches long, cold hammer-forged, accurized, and chromes, including the chroming of the feed ramp.

     Note: The figures below assume the use of subloaded/subsonic ammunition when using the silencer.  Note further that there is not actually a “Del-Ton Standard Muzzle Brake,” or “Del-Ton Standard Silencer;” these are merely conventions I have used for purposes of the game. They are based on an average weight and cost (in T2K terms) of about 10 muzzle brakes and silencers that the Del-Ton Carbines can use.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: These rifles do not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline (nor does, for that matter, Del-Ton exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline).

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

DT Sport

5.56mm NATO

2.63 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$591

Echo 316

5.56mm NATO

2.9 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$593

Echo 316 MOE/MOE-OD/MOE-DE

5.56mm NATO

3.08 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$594

Echo 316PF

5.56mm NATO

3.18 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$569

Echo 316L

5.56mm NATO

2.63 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$616

Sierra 216H

5.56mm NATO

3.36 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$567

Echo 216

5.56mm NATO

3.13 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$585

Echo 216H

5.56mm NATO

3.18 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$567

Extreme Duty 316

5.56mm NATO

2.9 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$595

TRX Rifle

5.56mm NATO

3.27 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$585

Del-Ton Standard Muzzle Brake

N/A

0.2 kg

N/A

$50

Del-Ton Standard Silencer

N/A

0.98 kg

N/A

$315

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

DT Sport

SA

3

1-Nil

4/5

3

Nil

40

Echo 316/MOE

SA

3

1-Nil

4/5

3

Nil

40

Echo 316/MOE w/Muzzle Brake

SA

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

Nil

40

Echo 316/MOE w/Silencer

SA

2

1-Nil

7/8

1

Nil

28

Echo 316H/MOE

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

3

Nil

41

Echo 316H/MOE w/Muzzle Brake

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

41

Echo 316H/MOE w/Silencer

SA

2

1-Nil

7/8

2

Nil

28

Echo 316PF

SA

3

1-Nil

5

2

Nil

41

Echo 316L

SA

3

1-Nil

4/5

3

Nil

40

Sierra 216H

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

41

Sierra 216H w/Muzzle Brake

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

41

Sierra 216H w/Silencer

SA

2

1-Nil

8

1

Nil

28

Echo 216

SA

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

Nil

40

Echo 216 w/Muzzle Brake

SA

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

Nil

40

Echo 216 w/Silencer

SA

2

1-Nil

7/8

1

Nil

27

Echo 216H

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

41

Echo 216H w/Muzzle Brake

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

41

Echo 216H w/Silencer

SA

2

1-Nil

8

1

Nil

28

Extreme Duty

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

3

Nil

41

Extreme Duty w/Muzzle Brake

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

41

Extreme Duty w/Silencer

SA

2

1-Nil

7/8

1

Nil

28

TRX Rifle

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

40

TRX Rifle w/Muzzle Brake

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

40

TRX Rifle w/Silencer

SA

2

1-Nil

7/8

1

Nil

28

 

Del-Ton Rifles

     Notes: Del-Ton’s line of full-sized rifles is smaller than its line of carbines (probably because, in the past five years or so, civilian buyers interested in AR-type rifles are more interested in carbines than full-sized rifles).  DTI’s line of rifles range from a basic sort of AR clone that differs little from an AR-15A2 or AR-15A4 to heavy-barreled, greatly-accurized, and close-tolerance rifles with or without MIL-STD-1913 rails and fixed or sliding stocks.  For the most part, Del-Ton’s full-sized rifles are simply larger versions of their carbine line – sort of an AR done better. As far as construction, coatings, chroming, and finishes, Del-Ton’s rifles have the same quality as Del-Ton’s carbines. And, real-life-wise, Del-Ton’s rifles and carbines are meant to give an AR shooter a weapon of quality with breaking the bank.

     The Alpha 220H (also called the Standard Rifle) is sort of a base member of the Del-Ton Rifles line; it appears similar to a standard AR-15A2, with a fixed A2-type Zytel stock (but with a butt-trap compartment in the rear of the stock, large enough for a cleaning kit or several batteries), a standard AR-type carrying handle and AR-15A2 round handguards.  The 20-inch barrel, however, is of heavy profile, and tipped with threads and a Del-Ton variation of an A2-type flash suppressor. The Alpha 220H has its top external finish, stock, handguards, and pistol grip in black.

     The Alpha 320G (also called the Government Profile Rifle) is essentially a clone of the AR-15A4, and has the design features of that rifle, though with a slightly heavier medium-weight barrel profile (20 inches long), tipped with the standard threaded muzzle that normally is equipped with the Del-Ton A2 flash suppressor.  The stock is a standard Del-Ton A2 stock with a trap-door and a compartment in the stock.  The upper receiver has a MIL-STD-1913 rail.  Essentially, it a lighter version of the Alpha 220H. The Alpha 320H (also called the DTI Rifle) is essentially the same as the Alpha 320G, (or the Alpha 220H with a upper MIL-STD-1913 rail instead of a carrying handle) but with a heavy-profile barrel; the weight of the Alpha 320H is a little different from the Alpha 220H as is the game price, but for game purposes they shoot identically.

     Note: The figures below assume the use of subloaded/subsonic ammunition when using the silencer.  Note further that there is not actually a “Del-Ton Standard Muzzle Brake,” or “Del-Ton Standard Silencer;” these are merely conventions I have used for purposes of the game. They are based on an average weight and cost (in T2K terms) of about 10 muzzle brakes and silencers that the Del-Ton Carbines can use.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: These rifles do not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline (nor does, for that matter, Del-Ton exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline).

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Alpha 220H

5.56mm NATO

3.72 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$616

Alpha 320G

5.56mm NATO

3.27 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$614

Alpha 320H

5.56mm NATO

3.63 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$623

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Alpha 220H

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

56

Alpha 220H w/Muzzle Brake

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

56

Alpha 220H Series w/Silencer

SA

2

1-Nil

8

2

Nil

34

Alpha 320G

SA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

56

Alpha 320G w/Muzzle Brake

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

56

Alpha 320G w/Silencer

SA

2

1-Nil

8

2

Nil

34

 

DoubleStar STAR-15 STARCAR/Dissipator

     Notes:  This is an arms venture by DoubleStar Corporation.  The STARCAR and Dissipator are basically two of their versions of AR-15A2 rifles.  The STARCAR is a basic semiautomatic version of the M-4 assault rifle; the automatic fire capability has been removed, the carrying handle replaced by a Picatinny Rail, the bayonet lug removed, and the flash suppressor replaced by a pepperpot-type muzzle brake that passes US arms regulations.  The Dissipator is the same, except that it uses full-length AR-15A2 handguards with the front sight post moved accordingly (so it is almost at the muzzle).  It also normally still has the familiar carrying handle.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

     Merc 2000 Notes: The Merc 2000 versions of these weapons are almost identical, but they still have the standard flash suppressor as an option, as well as the bayonet lug.  In addition, they are normally sold with 20 or 30 round magazines.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

STARCAR

5.56mm NATO

3.22 kg

10, 20, 30

$630

Dissipator

5.56mm NATO

3.42 kg

10, 20, 30

$630

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

STARCAR

SA

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

Nil

40

Dissipator

SA

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

Nil

40

 

DPMS Panther 5.56mm

     Notes: The Panther is DPMS’s primary AR-15 clone.  They are generally built to higher standards than the AR-15, often with heavy, floating, and/or bull barrels, target-crowned muzzles, flattop receivers, round aluminum handguards, closer tolerances in construction – basically a better version of the AR-15. 

     The Arctic Panther is an AR-15A3 variant designed for police use as a spur-of-the-moment sharpshooting rifle – to fulfill the same role in police forces as a designated marksman rifle would in the military.  To this end, the Arctic Panther has a heavy, free-floating, fluted barrel with a crowned muzzle, round handguards (made of aluminum, not plastic), and a flattop upper receiver with a MIL-STD-1913 rail.  (No optical sights are provided – the Arctic Panther is designed primarily to be used with a telescopic sight.)  A secondary consideration gave the Arctic Panther its name – while the stock and pistol grip are the standard AR-15-type black, the handguards and receiver are finished in white, while the barrel is finished in light silver.  The result is a silhouette that breaks up very well in snowy weather, as well as some urban environments.  Normal magazines sold with the weapon are 10-round plastic magazines, but the Arctic Panther can also take standard AR-15 and M-16 magazines.

     The Lo-Pro Classic Precision is sort of an economy version of the Arctic Panther.  It is finished in standard AR-15-style black, and the receiver is constructed of a somewhat lower-grade aluminum than the Arctic Panther.  The barrel is still heavy, but not fluted or free-floating, and is shortened to 16 inches.  It does not have a brass deflector nor a forward assist.  The handguards are standard AR-15 carbine-type.  Though it is basically a “no-frills” rifle, it is nonetheless accurate despite its short barrel.

     The Panther A2 Tactical is a version of the Panther with full-length handguards, but only a 16-inch barrel (I must say it is rather odd looking to me for that reason).  The barrel is a heavy barrel, and civilian versions have no flash suppressor or muzzle device of any sort (military/police versions have a flash suppressor).  The construction of the A2 Tactical is heavy for extra stability.  The A2 Tactical has a standard AR-15A2-type carrying handle with sights. 

     The Panther AP4 Post-Ban 5.56mm is a Panther with a heavy 16-inch barrel, a very effective Miculek muzzle brake, and a flattop receiver with a MIL-STD-1913 rail with a detachable carrying handle.  The carrying handle has standard AR-15 iron sights.  There is also a pre-ban version; this version has a sliding M-4-style stock.

     The Panther AP4 Carbines are sold only to military and law enforcement concerns.  They are AP4s with standard-type barrels, but with sliding stocks, flash suppressors, short carbine handguards, and standard AR-15A2-type carrying handles.  They come in two barrel lengths.  It is rumored that DPMS will make full-auto versions upon request by proper agencies, but this is not confirmed; full auto stats are included in case.  Later AP4s are equipped with a removable carrying handle (upon removal, the shooter can access a MIL-STD-1913 rail), forged receivers, and barrels that are cold-hammer forged.

     The Panther Bull Classic is one of the original Panther series rifles; it has a 20-inch bull barrel, round aluminum handguards, but a standard AR-15-style stock and carrying handle.  The Panther Bull Sweet Sixteen is, as the name would indicate, a Panther with a 16-inch floating bull barrel.  The Sweet Sixteen has no iron sights, but does have a MIL-STD-1913 rail on the flattop receiver for the mounting of optics.  The bolt carrier is chromed, and the bolt itself is phosphated for extra reliability.  The Panther Bull Twenty is virtually identical, but has a 20-inch barrel; the Panther Bull Twenty-Four has a 24-inch barrel.  The Panther Bull Twenty-Four Special is a heavy version of the Panther Bull Twenty-Four; it has a heavy bull barrel which is fluted and has a palm rest on the pistol grip, and heavier construction for extra stability.  The Panther Super Bull 24 has an extra-heavy bull barrel, skeletonized stock, the MIL-STD-1913 rail on a removable riser, and even heavier construction.

     The Panther Carbine is a short version of the Panther, sold only to law enforcement and military concerns.  It features an 11.5” barrel with a long 5-inch flash suppressor/muzzle brake, or a 16” barrel with a standard flash suppressor.  It has a sliding stock, and a standard AR-15-type carrying handle.  It is rumored that DPMS will make full auto versions of the Panther Carbine for the proper authorities, but this is not confirmed; full auto statistics are included in case.

     The Panther Classic is virtually a standard AR-15 clone, for the most part.  It does, however, have a heavy barrel (but with no flash suppressor).  A police/military version is available, with a flash suppressor.  The Panther Classic Sixteen is similar, but uses a 16-inch barrel.  Another version, the Southpaw Panther exists, both in civilian and police/military versions; it is simply, as the name suggests, a left-handed version of the Panther Classic, with ejection to the left and the operating controls reversed.

     The Panther CMP is a version of the Panther with standard handguards, a heavy stainless steel barrel, and special micro-adjustable sights for its role in national shooting matches.  The rifle parts are made to especially close tolerances.

     The Panther Kitty Kat is sold only to law enforcement and military concerns.  It is a Panther with an abbreviated 7-inch free-floating barrel tipped with a flash suppressor, sliding M-4-style stock, and round aluminum handguards.  It is rumored that DPMS will make automatic versions upon request, but this is not confirmed.  Just in case, stats for a full-auto version are included below.

     The Panther Lite 16 has a carbon fiber stock that looks like an M-4-style sliding stock, but is in fact fixed, and does not have the heavy barrel.  A military/police version of the Panther Lite Sixteen is made; this has an actual sliding stock and a flash suppressor.  They are very lightweight carbines.

     The Panther Tuber is an odd-looking variant of the Panther, with a nearly full-length handguard and virtually no part of the barrel projecting from the handguard except for the very tip of the muzzle.  This allows for a well-protected free-floating heavy barrel, but means there is no front sight.  (The top of the receiver has a MIL-STD-1913 rail for optical sights.)  The forward portion of this extended handguard is a round one similar to other Panther designs, while the rear portion of the handguard is patterned after an M-203 grenade launcher barrel, being ribbed.  The weapon is otherwise similar to an AR-15A3, though it has only a 16-inch barrel.

     One of the newest members of the Panther 5.56mm family is the Pardus.  Intended to be a smaller, sleeker version of other Panther 5.56mm rifles, the Pardus featured tapered, almost dehorned lines, a 16-inch free-floating bull barrel (the barrel is so thick the Pardus almost looks like it has an integral silencer), and a 6-position sliding stock.  Mil-STD-1913 rails festoon the Pardus, including a rail which extends from the receiver top to the end of the handguard, a streamlined gas block with a short MIL-STD-1913 rail, and three rails on the handguard.  Another is on the left side of the receiver.  Mechanically, the Pardus includes an internal recoil compensation device.  The internal parts are plated with Titanium Nitride, which minimizes the need for lubrication.  Both the upper and lower receiver are of aircraft-quality aluminum, hard-coated with Teflon.  Many other parts, such as the trigger guard, trigger, and controls are also of aluminum, hard-coated with Teflon.  The Pardus has no iron sights as sold.

     One of the newest members of this line (as I write this in early November of 2012) is the DPMS Mid-Length Recon Rifle.  (Believe it or not, I was alerted to the existence of the rifle by its appearance in article about the use of AR-15 clones against Zombies!)  At its base, it appears as a standard sort of AR-15 clone; on the other hand, the Recon  Rifle has a number of features marking it as thoroughly modern.  The Recon Rifle, finished in black (including the color of the polymer) uses a large amount of Magpul furniture, including handguards with quad MIL-STD-1913 rails, BUIS, and a sliding stock.    Even the pistol grip is an ergonomic model provided by Magpul.  Aside from the BUIS, the Recon Rifle is sold with an EOTech Holographic Weapon sight.  The free-floating, stainless steel. heavy-profile 16-inch barrel is tipped by an AAC Blackout flash suppressor.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The following weapons in this entry do not exist in the Twilight 2000 World – Arctic Panther, Lo-Pro Precision Classic, Panther AP4 Post-Ban, Panther Classic (though the Police/Military version DOES exist), Panther Classic Sixteen (except, again, for the Police/Military version), Panther Lite 16 (ditto), Panther Tuber, and the Recon Rifle.  Many of the existing Panther series weapons, especially the AP4 Pre-Ban, Panther Classic, Panther Lite 16, and Panther Carbine have been issued to US forces as “substitute standards” for the M-16 and M-4. However, none of the weapons listed above as available in the Twilight 2000 timeline are available in any chambering except 5.56mm.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Arctic Panther

5.56mm NATO

4.08 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$610

Lo-Pro Precision Classic

5.56mm NATO

4.08 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$564

Panther A2 Tactical

5.56mm NATO

4.42 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$564

Panther A2 Tactical (Military/Police)

5.56mm NATO

4.45 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$569

Panther AP4 Post-Ban

5.56mm NATO

3.29 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$764

Panther AP4 Pre-Ban

5.56mm NATO

3.29 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$784

Panther AP4 Carbine (16” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.08 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$585

Panther AP4 Carbine (14.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.04 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$569

Panther AP4 Carbine (16” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.62 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$759

Panther AP4 Carbine (14.5” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.57 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$743

Panther Bull Classic

5.56mm NATO

4.42 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$610

Panther Bull Sweet Sixteen

5.56mm NATO

3.52 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$568

Panther Bull Twenty

5.56mm NATO

4.31 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$610

Panther Bull Twenty-Four

5.56mm NATO

4.45 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$653

Panther Bull Twenty-Four Special

5.56mm NATO

4.65 kg

5, 10, 20, 20

$654

Panther Super Bull 24

5.56mm NATO

5.33 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$656

Panther Carbine (11.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.13 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$584

Panther Carbine (16” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.36 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$585

Panther Classic

5.56mm NATO

4.08 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$605

Panther Classic (Police/Military)

5.56mm NATO

4.14 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$611

Panther Classic Sixteen

5.56mm NATO

3.2 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$564

Panther Classic Sixteen (Police/Military)

5.56mm NATO

3.25 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$569

Panther CMP 5.56mm

5.56mm NATO

4.08 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$615

Panther Kitty Kat

5.56mm NATO

2.4 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$493

Panther Lite 16

5.56mm NATO

2.59 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$560

Panther Lite 16 (Military/Police)

5.56mm NATO

2.64 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$585

Panther Tuber

5.56mm NATO

3.47 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$565

Pardus

5.56mm NATO

3.67 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$751

Recon Rifle

5.56mm NATO

3.49 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$1463

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Arctic Panther

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

59

Lo-Pro Classic Precision

SA

3

1-Nil

5

2

Nil

41

Panther A2 Tactical (Both)

SA

3

1-Nil

5

2

Nil

41

Panther AP4 Post-Ban

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

41

Panther AP4 Pre-Ban

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

41

Panther AP4 Carbine (16”, 5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

3

6

40

Panther AP4 Carbine (14.5”, 5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

6

34

Panther AP4 Carbine (16”, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

5/6

3

6

54

Panther AP4 Carbine (14.5”, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

2

6

47

Panther Bull Classic

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

59

Panther Bull Sweet Sixteen

SA

3

1-Nil

5

2

Nil

43

Panther Bull Twenty

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

59

Panther Bull Twenty-Four

SA

3

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

73

Panther Bull Twenty-Four Special

SA

3

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

73

Panther Super Bull 24

SA

3

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

74

Panther Carbine (11.5”)

5

2

1-Nil

3/5

2

5

24

Panther Carbine (16”)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

6

40

Panther Classic (Both)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

57

Panther Classic Sixteen (Both)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

41

Panther CMP 5.56mm

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

59

Panther Kitty Kat

5

2

1-Nil

3/4

3

7

10

Panther Lite 16

SA

3

1-Nil

5

3

Nil

40

Panther Lite 16 (Military/Police)

SA

3

1-Nil

4/5

3

Nil

40

Panther Tuber

SA

3

1-Nil

5

3

Nil

42

Pardus

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

65

Recon Rifle

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

42

 

DPMS Panther .22LR Series

     Notes: These weapons were designed for a variety of purposes, ranging from inexpensive training and practice to accurate varmint hunting.  They are all built on the DPMS Panther pattern (an AR-15 clone), and typically have heavy, match, or bull barrels. 

     The basic Panther .22LR has a floating bull barrel and a round aluminum handguard.  It has no iron sights; instead, the upper receiver is topped with a MIL-STD-1913 rail for the mounting of a telescopic sight or other optics.  It is primarily meant for varmint hunting, and is quite accurate for its type of rifle.

     The Panther .22LR CMP was designed for those who use AR-15-type weapons to cheaply practice without the expense of firing mounds of more expensive 5.56mm NATO ammunition.  It is basically a .22 Long Rifle-firing weapon that mimics as much as possible a competition-type AR-15 rifle (especially the DPMS 5.56mm Panther series).  The .22LR CMP has a heavy stainless steel match floating barrel and sights made for a .22 Long Rifle round instead of 5.56mm NATO.  The sling swivel is attached to the float tube instead of the front sight assembly.  The magazines are housed inside a nylon shell and fit instead of a standard-sized magazine well.  The trigger is match-grade two-stage.

     The Panther AP4 Training Rifle is, as the name suggests, designed for inexpensive training for users of AR-15-type rifles.  There are two variants, the Pre-Ban and Post-Ban versions; the Pre-Ban version is currently sold only to law-enforcement and military interests and includes an M-16-style flash suppressor and a telescoping M-4 style stock, as well as a flat-top receiver with a MIL-STD-1913 rail and a detachable carrying handle.  The Post-Ban version is available to civilians and is virtually identical to the Pre-Ban version, but has no flash suppressor and the M-4-style stock is locked at the standard length for an M-16-type stock.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: These weapons do not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Panther .22 LR

.22 Long Rifle

3.54 kg

10

$232

Panther .22 LR CMP

.22 Long Rifle

3.95 kg

10

$294

Panther AP4 (Pre-Ban)

.22 Long Rifle

3.02 kg

10

$241

Panther AP4 (Post-Ban)

.22 Long Rifle

2.97 kg

10

$220

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Panther .22LR

SA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

36

Panther .22LR CMP

SA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

42

Panther AP4 (Pre-Ban)

SA

1

Nil

4/5

1

Nil

33

Panther AP4 (Post-Ban)

SA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

33

 

DPMS Panther Race Gun

     Notes: This is a version of the Panther .223 designed specifically for competitive target shooting.  It doesn’t look much like a normal Panther rifle, but shares the same lineage.  The Race Gun has a free-floating stainless steel bull barrel a full 24 inches long, fluted with black Teflon in the flutes, inside “Hot Rod” aluminum hemispherical handguards and a palm rest.  The pistol grip also has a palm rest, and is ergonomically shaped.  The rifle includes micro-adjustable competition optical sights.  The upper receiver is of polished aluminum, with a low flattop design.  The lower receiver includes an adjustable trigger group.  The stock is a skeletonized type known as “Ironstone” with brass weights for that perfect balance.  The under the handguard is a stud for a bipod (not included in the cost of the rifle).  The Race Gun is basically a Panther maxed out for accuracy. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This is a very rare weapon.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Panther Race Gun

5.56mm NATO

7.26 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$796

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Panther Race Gun

SA

3

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

85

 

DRC Custom Tactical Mini-14/Mini-30

     Notes: These are Ruger Mini-14s and Mini-30s that are heavily modified to make them into tactical carbines for police use.  The first change made is the shortening of the barrel from 20 inches to 16.25 inches, and the addition of a conical flash suppressor to the muzzle.  A Weaver-style forward scope rail is added to mount optics; this rail will accommodate most Western optical mounts and scope rings.  The original stock is refinished with a black epoxy finish, or if the user desires, is replaced with a black synthetic stock.  A non-slip rubber butt pad is added to the stock in either case.  An additional option for the stock the Hogue OverMolded Mini-14 stock; this is a rigid synthetic inner frame with a black rubber outer surface permanently molded onto it, with a pebbled non-slip finish.  Whether or not the original Mini-14 or Mini-30 came with a sling, a tactical single-point sling is added (and the old sling and swivels removed, if necessary).  The front sight is changed to a Choate protected post sight, and the rear sight is a removable XSS Ghost-Ring aperture sight.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Custom Tactical Mini-14

5.56mm NATO

3.18 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$567

Custom Tactical Mini-30

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.4 kg

5

$815

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Custom Tactical Mini-14

SA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

41

Custom Tactical Mini-30

SA

4

2-Nil

6

4

Nil

46

 

DSA LE MRP ZM4

     Notes: The DSA LE (Law-Enforcement) MRP (Monolithic Rail Platform) ZM4 is an interesting take on the AR-15/M-16/M-4 clone.  It has features that are found on many such clones, such as MIL-STD-1913 rails on top of the receiver and on the top, sides, and bottom of the handguards, and does not have a standard carrying handle.  However, the ZM4 has one feature that currently other such clones do not have – it has a quick change barrel, allowing the user to change to different lengths of barrel to suit the assault conditions.  Changing the barrel does not change the zero (though telescopic sights may need to be reset for the range difference of the new barrel length) and can be accomplished in less than a minute.  The extractor is greatly improved for reliability.  Barrels range from a short 10.5-inch barrel for close assault to a heavy 18-inch barrel for sharpshooting.  These barrels have the extra advantage of being free-floating, further enhancing accuracy.  DSA does not intend this weapon for civilian use, even in its semiautomatic-only guise; it is sold strictly to Law Enforcement (and possibly military) agencies. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

ZM4 (10.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

2.44 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$534

ZM4 (12” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

2.52 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$550

ZM4 (14.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

2.65 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$577

ZM4 (16” Heavy Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

2.77 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$601

ZM4 (18” Heavy Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

2.89 kg

5,10, 20, 30

$624

Set of 5 Barrels

NA

3.87 kg

NA

$775

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

ZM4 (10.5”)

5

2

1-Nil

3/5

3

7

22

ZM4 (12”)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

3

7

27

ZM4 (14.5”)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

3

7

37

ZM4 (16”)

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

3

7

46

ZM4 (18”)

5

3

1-Nil

5/6

3

7

55

 

DSA/POF Z4GTC

     Notes: This carbine is designed to address one of the greatest problems with the M-16/AR-15/M-4 series – the direct gas system upon which the weapon operates.  This system, while providing simplicity and ample power for operation, also leads to numerous malfunctions due to carbon buildup, especially when the M-16, AR-15, or M-4 is even a little dirty.  DSA entered a partnership with POF (Patriot Ordnance Factory) to solve this issue, by introducing the GTC (Gas Trap Carbine) system.  Most of the weapon is designed around DSA’s standard variants of the M-16/AR-15/M-4 series, but the GTC system is mostly POF’s design.  The GTC system is basically a modified FAL-type gas system, which is more reliable, easier to disassemble and clean (due to the greater simplicity and the chrome-plated operating parts), and more tolerant to dirt and carbon buildup; they also require less lubrication.  The barrel is also POF’s design, and is a heavy barrel which is also free-floating for added accuracy, fluted for part of its length and equipped with a Vortex muzzle brake.  The handguards have mounting rails on four sides; and these can be equipped with rail covers when not in use.  The top of the receiver also has a MIL-STD-1913 rail, which joins nearly seamlessly with the top MIL-STD-1913 rail of the handguard.  The bottom and side rails are not standard MIL-STD-1913 rails; they are POF Predator rails with grooves that are deeper than normal MIL-STD-1913 rails.  While POF Predator rails allow for the use of accessories which the MIL-STD-1913 rails cannot (such as the rail covers), they also make the use of some standard military accessories problematic, especially items like fore-grips which must be tight (though there are alternates for most of the problem accessories that will work as well with the POF Predator rails.  Backup iron sights are also supplied, in the form of a Troy flip-up rear sight and a POF front sight which is nearly identical to a standard M-16A2/M-4 front sight.  Needless to say, automatic versions are sold only to military, police, and certain Class III dealers.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Introduced in 2005, this rifle does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Z4GTC (16” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.63 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$621

Z4GTC (20” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.76 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$664

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Z4GTC (16”)

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

4

42

Z4GTC (20”)

5

3

1-Nil

5/6

2

4

58

 

Franklin Armory XO-26

     Notes: The XO-26 is sort in a nebulous class of firearms by US law – it is too long to be a pistol, but it lacks many of the features of a short-barreled rifle (SBR), as it has no stock (though there is a padded tube at the rear for the recoil spring and mass to operate), and it has no bayonet stud.  It is not sold with a sling, but has attachment points for several types of sling swivels.  The XO-26 has a flash suppressor, but it is not a standard AR flash suppressor.  Essentially, by US law, The XO-26 is classified as a “non-gun” as well as a “non-pistol;” it goes on an “other” line.  Even more strangely, California does consider it a pistol for purposes of its laws.  The XO-26 is considered too large by the US and California governments to be concealable. (In essence, I put the XO-26 here because I don’t know how to classify it in game terms either.)

     The XO-26 uses a modification of the AR platform, with the same upper and lower receiver as an AR as well as an A2 grip (though it may be white or black).  The barrel is 11.5 inches long, tipped by a notched flash suppressor (or a Ross Schuler muzzle brake on the .450 Bushmaster version), and a folding front sight over the gas block that is otherwise based on an AR front sight.  The rear sight is again folding but otherwise based on the AR sight. Connecting the two sights is a full-length top MIL-STD-1913 rail, above the receiver and continuing down the top of the handguard.  The handguards also have rails on the sides and underneath and the AO-26 is sold with a foregrip.

     The XO-26b is essentially a more streamlined XO-26.  The metal parts are given special hardening and protection against corrosion.  The handguard has only a lower “rail block,” designed primarily to mount a foregrip. Above the gas block is a mounting point for a folding or non-folding front sight assembly.  The upper receiver is topped with a MIL-STD-1913 rail.  No actual sights are sold with the XO-26b version, though the sling attachment points remain.  Chamberings are very limited on the XO-26b, and the XO-26b does have an A2-type flash suppressor.

     In both cases, the barrels are contained in free-float handguards.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

XO-26

5.56mm NATO

2.42 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$494

XO-26

6.8mm SPC

2.58 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$660

XO-26

.300 Blackout

2.64 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$674

XO-26

7.62mm Kalashnikov

2.7 kg

5, 10, 20, 30, 40

$743

XO-26

.450 Bushmaster

3.13 kg

2, 3, 6, 9

$1849

XO-26b

5.56mm NATO

2.18 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$494

XO-26b

7.62mm Kalashnikov

2.43 kg

5, 10, 20, 30, 40

$743

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

XO-26/XO-26b (5.56mm)

SA

2

1-Nil

4

3

Nil

24

XO-26 (6.8mm)

SA

3

1-2-Nil

4

3

Nil

32

XO-26 (.300)

SA

3

2-Nil

4

3

Nil

27

XO-26/XO-26b (7.62mm)

SA

3

2-Nil

4

3

Nil

27

XO-26 (.450)

SA

6

1-3-Nil

4

4

Nil

32

 

Fulton Armory Ultimate M-1 Carbine

     Notes:  The Ultimate M-1 Carbine is usually a conversion of existing M-1 Carbines, though some are built from new parts.  The parts are first gauged and modified if necessary to accurize the weapon, and then the M-1 is turned into something quite different from the original M-1 Carbine, making it into a useful police carbine or military PDW.

     The stock is totally replaced with a Choate composite fiberglass folding stock.  This not only makes the weapon easier to store and use from a vehicle, it also slightly lowers the receiver and barrel in the stock and slightly reduces the already small recoil by making the recoil path more in a straight line.  The length of pull is also slightly longer, making the weapon more comfortable for most people to shoot.  The stock also has a pistol grip, and the recoil is light enough that the Ultimate M-1 can be fired one-handed with the stock folded if necessary.  The receiver and barrel are drilled and tapped for use with optics, and a MIL-STD-1913 rail is mounted on the weapon to allow use with virtually any accessory.  Under the fore-end is another MIL-STD-1913 rail.  Three sling swivels are mounted, at the front of the fore-end, at the pistol grip, and at the stock hinge, allowing maximum utility.  A “recoil check” muzzle brake is also added, though it really isn’t necessary with a weapon firing .30 Carbine cartridges; it is more for looks than anything else, though it is an effective flash suppressor. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline as such, though conversions similar to it are occasionally carried out by private armorers and tinkerers, on M-1s as well as M-2s.

     Merc 2000 Notes: In addition to the M-1 Carbine-based Ultimate Carbine, Fulton Armory also makes an M-2-based Ultimate Carbine, primarily for police work, though some civilians possess them as well. 

     (It should be noted that the Ultimate M-2 Carbine is fictional; Fulton Armory does not make them in the real world.)

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Ultimate M-1 Carbine

.30 Carbine

3.32 kg

15, 30

$391

Ultimate M-2 Carbine

.30 Carbine