The main rifle that I shot while I was at Gunsite a couple of weeks ago was the Colt Match Target rifle. The Match Target comes in a variety of flavors, the one I shot is the Match Target M4, the model number is MT6400R. The MT M4 comes from the factory with the following features:
- 16 inch barrel
- flat top monolithic upper
- pinned compensator (although future models will lose this feature)
- fixed M4 style stock (which can be unpinned and changed to a collapsible stock)
The gun had an excellent trigger, and was generally quite pleasant to shoot. One thing I noticed was the compensator was really effective in rapid shots, despite the relative light weight of the rifle. Here’s the Colt Match Target in action at Gunsite – in the video, one of the guys from Crimson Trace is running the rifle with the iron sights flipped down, using only the new green AR laser that Crimson Trace. The laser was easily visible even in broad daylight.
Colt is very serious about getting back in to the civilian market in a big way. You’ll soon see their rifles that used to only be available to Colt Defense made available to the general public and distributors again, which I think is a huge step in the right direction. The Match Target is currently available, and I personally liked the one I ran that I’ll definitely be buying one from Colt.
Also, check out friends at Crimson Trace for more info on the MVF-515 in green.