US SOCOM Seeks New .300 Blackout M4A1 Personal Defense Weapon Conversion Kit - The Firearm BlogThe Firearm Blog
This is intriguing in that these guys tend to lead the way in new technology which always trickles down to the civilian market, but it got me to thinking about what is the best personal defense weapon. I've been looking into getting a .300blk simply b/c of the fact that it is interchangeable with 5.56 magazines and easily convertible, but it also has excellent ballistics wrt suppressed SBR performance, which translates to home defense, or a great truck gun, for those just in case moments.
Too often I see pics in forums or gun groups where people have tricked their guns out with all sorts of tacticool gear like new quad-rails, foregrips, bi-pods, lights, lasers, fancy optics, etc. Before you know it a gun that weighed 5-7 lbs now weighs in the neighborhood of 10-12 lbs, and wielding it is tantamount to wielding a telephone pole. But it looks cool, bro! :lol:
What is your personal defense weapon of choice, and how to you run it? Right now I have a S&W M&P Sport with nothing on it except a QD receptacle for a single point sling, and I have a Winchester M94 lever action .30-30, but I am looking at purchasing the M&P15 .300 Whisper in black. I read an article discussing the whisper and the AAC, and there is talk that the AAC will be converted to the whisper round b/c it has more options under CIP standard cartridge ( https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2012/11/5/shades-of-gray-300-whisper-300-aac-blackout/
). I'm told that for the money this is one of the best rifles on the market, so it is my top consideration at the moment.
I like what I've read about the .300 round b/c of its performance, particularly in short barrels, and I like the .30 caliber round in the 5.56 casing concept. It seems to have an excellent reputation. My LGS dealer calls it a Civic on a full tank of gas...LOL!!! It's that reliable. So I'm looking at getting one of these guns and fixing it with a good optic, pop up sights and a low profile forgrip on a quadrail with an INFORCE weapons light. That's it. I would love to hear what you run and how you have your gun configured for defense.