New at the NRA 2017 Annual Meeting is the DoubleStar ARC 300, which stands for “Always Ready Carbine.” DoubleStar has made a name for itself producing capable AR-style carbines in a range of configurations and chamberings. The 300 BLK carbine is based on the 5.56mm Always Ready Carbine and features an extremely light weight of 6.7 pounds. According to the company, the direct gas impingement carbine will function with both subsonic and supersonic loads.
The upper and lower receivers are forged 7075 T6 aluminum, and the carbines feature forged internal fire control parts. To keep weight to a minimum, the 16-inch barrel is a lightweight profile unit and is encased within a lightweight Samson 15-inch Samson SX M-LOK handguard. To further keep weight to a minimum, the carbine sports a Mortar Plate Buttstock that is minimalist in design and mass. In case the owner wants an adjustable buttstock, DoubleStar includes a collapsible DS4 stock with the carbine.
Topping off the muzzle is DoubleStar’s Big Timber Brake that helps reduce muzzle rise. The counterbored brake threads over the muzzle and comes back to meet the forward end of the handguard. The ARC 300 is priced at an MSRP of $1,370.99.
For more information, visit http://star15.com/arc300-always-ready-carbine-300-blackout.html.