The firearms will be used to arm the School Resource Officers of Hillsborough County
The new Rock River Arms Assurance Carbine features a redesigned, free-float, quad-rail handguard, something many law enforcement and government agencies requested, among other key components that make it a great choice for home defense.
Technology and demand are driving a light-rifle trend that shows no signs of slowing down. Purpose-built, flyweight guns are a dream to carry and shoot, but the additional machining, exotic materials and manufacturing methods that can bring something like an AR rifle down to 4.5 pounds make it expensive.
The story behind the M1 Carbine is fascinating. And, while this column is about ammunition, it’s impossible to discuss the “carbine cartridge” without some gun history. In 1940, the U.S. Army was looking for a light rifle or carbine.