The VFC XM177E2 is an excellent replica of the real Colt Model 629 rifle, designated by the US Military, the XM177E2 (eXperimental Model 177 Experimental modification 2 - Long winded right!) The rifle was used predominantly during the Vietnam War as the first widely issued carbine length variant of the Colt M16. It is essentially the Grandfather of the M4A1 Rifle still in service globally today
The XM177E2 is an iconic carbine famously used by different United States special operations branches such as the Navy Seals and Military Assistance Command, Vietnam ? Studies and Observations Group or more commonly known as MACV-SOG.
The XM177E2 and other CAR-15 platforms were the middle ground between a full size rifle such as the M16 and a submachine gun such as a MP5. This is because it uses the intermediate cartridge of the 5.56 round yet is only a tad bit longer than most SMGs, allowing it to have the firepower and accuracy of a rifle yet attaining a compact, CQB friendly size of a SMG.
The VFC Colt XM177E2 is a faithful replication of this legendary rifle, as it is fully licensed by Colt, you can find all the correct markings on this rifle. The parts on the gun is also quite period correct, with parts like the fixed carry handle and rear sight post, thin handguards and a 2 position buffer with an aluminium stock, this is a very accurate replica of the iconic transitional rifle. This carbine will take standard VFC M4/AR15 gas magazines, making finding mags for this bad boy quite easy.
- Fully Licensed by Colt
- Faithful Replication
- Retro Styling
- Reliable Operation
- Robust Construction
- Classic 2 Position Buffer Tube with Aluminium Stock
- Favoured Carbine of United States Special Forces During the Vietnam War Era
- Able to take Standard VFC M4/AR15 Gas Magazines