Out now, see the in depth review of the Spike's Tactical M4-LE in the January 2011 issue of Law & Order Magazine. Only in print, not available online.
For several years now, law enforcement agencies have been recognizing the benefits and superior performance of the patrol rifle. For some, the transition away from the “old reliable” shotgun as their primary long gun has been a difficult and long process. Others have adapted rather quickly. Regardless of the time involved or bureaucratic speed bumps that have to be negotiated, the common denominator tends to be the selection of the AR-15 rifle platform, with few exceptions.Continue reading...
That being said, there is now a myriad of manufacturers for this weapon system, all vying for their piece of the pie. It can be difficult for any one manufacturer to stand out. Spike’s Tactical has AR-15 platform weapons in varying calibers to support the law enforcement demand for a patrol rifle. The least expensive model it offers is the ST-15 M4 LE (M4 LE) chambered in 5.56mm.