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The Springfield Armory M1A ‘Socom 16’: Reinventing A Classic Rifle For The 21st Century

The Springfield M1A is a classic rifle, it’s basically an M14 without a fire selector switch, but for many gun enthusiasts that doesn’t matter.  The M1A is a piece of history that is in many a gun collectors safe.

Here we see that classic rifle reinvented for use in the 21st century in the form of the Springfield Armory M1A Socom 16.

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Nearly ten inches shorter than the M1A standard model, the CQB offers quick and easy handling for defensive use indoors or out. The authoritative .308 chambering with optional 20-round magazines won’t leave you wanting more fight-stopping effectiveness.

If you’re looking for a defensive rifle, you’ll find the CQB outfitted right out of the box with the features that can make all the difference when it counts. The adjustable buttstock, with 5 position length and 2 position adjustable cheek piece, is mounted on a standard AR-type commercial buffer tube, so you can always choose the perfect stock for your needs from hundreds of AR-compatible stocks. The AK-style pistol grip places the exact grip angle and distance desired between the hand and trigger, and the CQB accepts any standard AK-style replacement.

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The CQB stands ready for the addition of your favorite gear with the M-Lok compatible system. One seven-slot and two three-slot rail segments, factory installed, that can be mounted at the three, six, or nine o’clock positions. Also there is a fixed top rail that provides the perfect location for a scout optic should your needs dictate engaging from a distance.

Out of the box, you’ll be ready to hit your target quickly day or night. An XS front post front sight with tritium insert appears effortlessly through the aperture rear sight, and an optional factory CQB rifle comes equipped with a proprietary Springfield Armory® clip guide red dot mount with a Vortex® Venom Red Dot sight which enables fast target acquisition indoors or out.

Not to leave out the finishing touches, we’ve packaged this new SOCOM 16 CQB in a custom ballistic nylon tactical case complete with internal supports, owners manual storage, and pockets for up to three magazines.

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