Ever wonder why the M16A2 is the way it is? I.E. Stock too long, no full auto, unnecessarily complicated rear sight (for a battle rifle?), and the beloved… er A2 pistol grip with nub?
Why not learn about the why from the man himself, Col. David Lutz USMC?
It all started with a simple question: Why did the military go from the A1 pistol grip to the A2 pistol grip?
From there ARFCOM member ColdBLue (Col. David Lutz) explains away many of the questions about the M16A2 and clarify’s even the tiniest of details. Why does the A2 rear sight have a recessed cup? Why did the A2 stock get sooooooo long? All this and more answered in a spontaneous and insightful thread over at AR15.com.