This is a first of its kind on the development of the Colt external piston rifles from 1968 to present. This is an inside look at the politics, design and evolution of these rather rare Colt rifles. The story is told from my first hand experience while working at Colt during this time period. You see how the projects were made through different generations of Colt leadership. It is a detailed look at the mechanical features of all these rifles starting with the Model 703 to the SCAR Type-C, to the LE1020 to the current production LE6940P/APC. It is a truly fascinating story of mismanagement bringing a rifle to market to late in the game for it to be taken seriously over competition with more than a decade of combat service.
This video shows a completely custom made rifle with all parts handpicked by me. The whole rifle is built around the excellent San Tan Tactical upper and lower receivers. These fine receivers are well made to say the least. The lower is fully ambidextrous; meaning on both sides are the selector, magazine catch, as well as bolt catch. The rifle uses a Centurion mid length 16 inch barrel which is manufactured by FN, with a pinned on ARMS folding front sight base. The charging handle is a ambidextrous VLTOR/BCM Gunfighter. The safety and takedown/pivot pins are manufactured by Battle Arms Development. The handguard is a 9 inch free floating Centurion arms C4 and the barrel is capped with a Smith Enterprises Vortex flash hider.
The pistol grip is my favorite in the industry, the Magpul MIAD. The trigger chosen is the Hiperfire 24E which is my favorite trigger in the Industry. Bolt carrier group is the black nitride coated Rubber City Armory BCG. The receiver extension and ModStock are manufactured by VLTOR. The optics are the DI Optic Raven-1 along with the DI Optic 3X magnifier both mounted with ARMS Mounts. The vertical pistol grip is manufactured by Archangel. The rails are protected by Manta rail covers.
By request of a viewer this video describes the field stripping and cleaning of the MPX carbine. The cleaning gear is the new Otis Defender cleaning kit with my choice of G96 Gun Treatment, CLP and bore solvent. SAS has secured a discount for 10% of all G96 products off their web page by entering the code SAS10 in the promo box at checkout.
In this video, I take you step-by-step to demonstrate how I clean my rifles. I am not saying this is the only way to clean your guns, or the only gear you should use. However, it's equipment I've used over the span of my years working and shooting in the industry, and I find it performs the best for me and my firearms.