The upper upgrade game is strong
Dallas, Georgia-based DRD Tactical has announced they have been awarded a fixed quantity-fixed price contract for M4 uppers to a U.S. allied country in Asia. According to DRD, the undisclosed end user is upgrading their older M16 rifles with the company’s billet uppers, M-LOK compatible handguards, 14-inch M4 barrel, front and rear flip up sights, and carbine stock assembly kits.
If you ask me, they are likely headed to a country that rhymes with “Ilippines,” who has some 150,000~ 1970s-80s vintage M16A1s on hand and a serious issue with both local insurgents and curious neighbors looking to expand.
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