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SHOT 2014: ADCOR displays individual carbine design

15th January 2014 - 11:53 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Las Vegas


The A-556 ELITE carbine from Adcor Defense is being displayed at the SHOT exhibition in Las Vegas.

The weapon was initially developed for the recently-cancelled US Army Individual Carbine programme. Using company expertise in precision machining, Adcor appled a system approach to the new carbine design.

Adcor’s Tim Tacka told Shephard: ‘It’s a machine with one source of energy that makes it work – which is the explosion that sends the bullet down the barrel.’

Discussing pros and cons for both basic AK-47 series and M-16 series weapons, Tacka said that the company decided to combine the solutions in

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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