A North Star AR?
When I do a gun review, I typically only have a chance to kick it around my local climes– the swampy Gulf South, where humidity is as thick as the gumbo and sand is only something you find on the riverbank or the beach.
Well, I had a special chance recently to hammer away on a test carbine in a class at Gunsite in the high mountains in Northern Arizona during monsoon season, where the moon dust turns a unique bubblegum consistency and sticks to everything.
Then, switching gears, I was able to bring said carbine back home and continue the T&E period with another 700 rounds in between Sazeracs and crawfish boils.
The gun was a Northstar NS-15.
You may not have heard of them, but North Star has some pretty interesting sister companies.
And I have to admit, the NS-15 proved super accurate and durable for a mid-length carbine with a 16-inch barrel.
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