DoubleStar caught our attention with their Midnight Dragon.  that rifle out of the box is easily one of the most accurate factory rifles I’ve ever encountered.  If you’re doubting what a factory rifle can do see our range trip HERE before making any decisions.  DoubleStar’s ARC 300 is a rifle of a different flavor.  The Always Ready Carbine is meant to be more of a fighting gun.  From initial handling it appears to be built with the same attention to detail that we experienced with the Midnight Dragon, but the components are a aimed more at a rifle you can patrol with.

One feature of immediate note is that the trigger and pistol grip are standard GI-style.  Why?  Well it just makes sense.  Those two components, along with the stock are the most-swapped items on an AR-15.  Most of us have our favorites.  If DoublStar were to put anything else on there it would increase the cost which would get passed on to you the consumer.  By keeping it simple they can keep the cost down and save you the cash needed to go buy the trigger and grip that you like.

With an MSRP of $1,370.99 this is far from a cheap rifle, but after our experience with other DoubleStar builds we’re betting the cost is in the intangibles such as build quality and component manufacturing.  take a look at the video and specs below and let us know your thoughts.

Build specs directly from the product website:

RODUCT WEIGHT 6.45 lbs
CALIBER .300 Blackout
MODES OF FIRE Semi – Automatic
OVER ALL LENGTH 34.5″ with Mortar Plate with 1” recoil pad
BARREL LENGTH 16″
BARREL TYPE M-4
TWIST RATE 1:8
BARREL MATERIAL 416 Stainless Steel
BARREL FEATURES M4 Feed Ramps, Free Floating, Black Nitride Finish
SIGHT / GAS BLOCK Low Profile Gas Block, Samson Flip-up Front Sight, Samson Flip-up Rear Sight
MUZZLE DEVICE Big Timber Brake
HANDGUARD Samson 15” SX M-LOK® Handguard
UPPER RECEIVER TYPE Flattop
UPPER RECEIVER MATERIAL Forged Aircraft 7075 T6 Aluminum
UPPER RECEIVER COATING Anodized to Mil-Spec
UPPER RECEIVER FEATURES Brass Deflector, M4 Feedramps, “T”-Marks, Forward Assist, Dust Cover
LOWER RECEIVER MATERIAL Forged Aircraft 7075 T6 Aluminum
LOWER RECEIVER COATING Anodized to Mil-Spec
LOWER RECEIVER FEATURES N/A
CHARGING HANDLE Tac Latch Charging Handle
FIRE CONTROL GROUP Standard Trigger Group
MAGAZINE CAPACITY 30 rd.
BUTTSTOCK Mortar Plate Buttplate with 6-position commercial tube and additional DS-4 stock body (not shown)
PISTOL GRIP A2
OTHER FEATURES Enhanced Extraction System
ACTION Direct Gas Impingement
BRAND DoubleStar Corp.
MANUFACTURER DoubleStar Corp.
COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE United States
WARRANTY Yes

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