Axelson Tactical, custom builder of a host of highly regarded, limited-edition firearms to honor fallen American military heroes, has produced one such series for 2016 that pays tribute to Navy SEAL Danny P. Dietz, Jr., who was killed in action on June 28, 2005, while fighting Taliban insurgents in Operation Red Wings. That battle and the men lost in it were immortalized in Marcus Luttrell’s book Lone Survivor and by the movie based on his story.

Axelson’s Dietz Tribute Rifle is a partial-replica M4, inspired by the carbine Dietz carried during his service in Afghanistan, but enhanced with some of the young SEAL’s own artwork. The upper and lower are Axelson forgings, along with the maker’s polished nickel-boron bolt carrier and Tactical Talon muzzle brake. Those base components are teamed with: B5 System SOPMOD butt stock; Bravo Company USA Gunfighter Mod 1 grip; Guntec USA M-Lok rail system; gas system and buffer from Bravo Company Manufacturing; ALG Defense Combat Trigger; Faxon Firearms QPQ 16-inch barrel; CMMG lower parts kit and Spike’s Tactical Flare launcher. An optional feature is a factory-installed Trijicon ACOG 4×32 sight.

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