Just the name “tactical rifle” sounds intimidating as opposed to a hunting rifle. The term tactical means there are certain characteristics of the firearm features that make is specialized for performance, ease of use, and reliability.
The tactical firearms group includes tactical rifles and tactical handguns. The handguns usually have a specialized grip that contours to the hand, giving you a surer surface to grip.
A telescoping buttstock on many tactical rifles adjusts to the size of any shooter. These guns also accept high capacity magazines, providing the shooter with an edge in combat situations. A tactical rifle can be used for hunting, though depending on the caliber it may or may not be appropriate.
You can use a tactical rifle for target practice or in most types of long gun shooting competitions. This type of firearms is popular with law enforcement officials as law enforcement since officers of the law frequently encounter situations where they need a fast, easy to use, and accurate weapon to protect themselves and the general public.
The other professional sector which makes use of tactical rifles is the military. As with law enforcement, it is important they have a high-performance, reliable weapon. Let’s take a look at the top 3 tactical rifles available to the public:
This firearm is proudly made in the United States and based on an AR platform. This rifle features a free-float barrel; magnetic particle inspected bolt carrier, collapsible stock, forged aluminum lower receiver, and aluminum free-float M-LOK handguard. As with most tactical rifles, this rifle holds a whopping 30 rounds and accepts .223 Remington.
PTR 91 SC Semi-Auto Rifle
This rifle is built for performance and delivery. It is a semi-automatic rifle that accepts .308 Winchester and holds 20 rounds. It features a 16” fluted bull barrel, removable flash hider, delayed blowback roller-locking action, and a black polymer fixed stock. It weighs in at 9.5 pounds and has a welded Pica tinny top rail and tactical handguard with Pica tinny rails.
Barrett REC7 DMR AR-15
If you are looking for a tactical rifle that has it all, the Barrett REC 7 might be the answer. This semi-automatic rifle is designed around a gas piston system. It features an 18” barrel with a 1:7.7” twist rate.
Shooters will enjoy spending less time reloading the 20-round magazine. It has M4 feed ramps, beveled magazine well, two-position gas plug, once piece piston, and an enhanced trigger guard.
Any size shooter can use this gun with the Magpul 6 position collapsible stock and polymer pistol grip. Use either the standard flip-up iron sights or you can mount your preferred optics. The Barrett 3-prong muzzle device and enhanced free float rail with M-LOK round out the dozens of features this top of the line rifle has.
Versatility at its Finest
Tactical rifles offer versatility, performance, and reliability to shooters. They look intimidating because they are! You can use this style of a weapon for everything you use a hunting or sporting rifle for. There are tactical rifles and for sale that both beginner and experienced shooters will get years of enjoyment out of.