To learn “what happened to the M16 in Vietnam,” it’s hard to think of someone better to ask than Chris Bartocci at Small Arms Solutions. Frankly, there are few active in the industry that know more about the M16 and its history than Chris, who has been intimately involved with the platform for almost his entire life.
We recently reached out to Alex Hartmann at Ridgeline to talk about the basics of the SPR or Special Purpose Rifle…however we also wanted him to help us create a “hard-use AR-15 buyer’s guide.” Let’s say you’re building or buying a reliable carbine to attend multiple day training courses, or a rifle you might need to bet your life on in a home defense situation. What basic factors should you consider on that rifle?
Seeking training from a reputable company is a vital step in developing your skills with your newly built or purchased AR-15. Just having a high quality, reliable firearm is not enough. To learn more about the standards we need to set for ourselves and how to set our ARs up for success, we recently reached out to Mike Green from Green Ops.
From time to time, we like to reach out to different firearms manufacturers like Fortis Manufacturing to hear first hand what they’re all about, as well as perhaps get their advice on builds. When it comes to building an AR, we find manufacturers always have some interesting perspectives. Most recently, we reached out to Fortis CEO, Paul Hwang. The interview below is a result of that conversation.