The Best All Around Rifle: The Hybrid Carbine

What if you could only have one rifle?  What would it be?  What if you need the ability to engage very fast up close and then also shoot out to medium distance?  This is where is a Hybrid Carbine shines.

A Hybrid Carbine is a very accurate 16 in AR in 5.56 with a 1-6 or 1-8 variable power scope with mil hash marks and a daytime visible red dot.

Why the Hybrid Carbine?  This setup is about as close as it gets to the one rifle that will do it all.  It won’t do anything the best, but it will do a lot of things very well.  With this setup you can make all of your rifle standards  at close and medium range, then you can dial the power up on your glass and shoot out to 600-700 yards.

Here is what my Hybrid Carbine looks like:

Forged mil spec upper and lower (any reputable brand)
Proof Research 16 inch stainless/ carbon fiber barrel, 1/8 twist Wylde chamber
Midwest Industries keymod freefloat tube 12 or 15 in tube
Smith Vortex flash suppressor
Geilse SSA two stage trigger (or you can use a geisle G2S)
Hogue grip
Magpul CTR stock
Magpul back up sights
Vortex Razor HDII 1-6 Mil reticle (any good 1-6 or 1-8 with mil or minute hash marks and a daytime visible red dot will work)
Vortex/ Bobro QD cantaliever mount
Arisaka keymod flashlight mounted between 9 and 12
V-Tac sling (the one with no padding)
77 gr Black Hills Ammunition

Upcoming Carbine Courses


11sep12:00 pm9:00 pm11 September 2024 - Amtac Shooting Intro to Fighting at Night (NVG Course), near Boise,IDnear Boise, Idaho


06nov(nov 6)12:00 pm08(nov 8)9:00 pm6-8 November 2024 - Amtac Shooting NVG Level 2 Course / Fighting at Nightnear Coeur D'Alene, ID (Amtac Training Center)