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The Evolution of the Black Rifle

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The Evolution of the Black Rifle
By Jeff Zimba
Prepper Press
Retail Price $12.95
Amazon Price: $11.66

Book Description: 

Jeff W Zimba brings the reader on a twenty-year journey through the testing and evaluation phase of America’s longest serving battle rifle, now known by many names, such as the AR-15, M16, M4, 416, and many others. From the History and Development of the Modern Black Rifle (an award winning, in-depth article) to accessories and configurations the reader may have never even heard about, this book includes numerous, previously published articles focused solely on the black rifle and includes a few of the author’s picks for new upgrades and systems to watch in the future. With a Foreword by legendary musician, outspoken outdoorsman, and 2nd Amendment advocate, Ted Nugent, and a Preface by a former Navy Seal of the elite Team 6 and member of the top secret team REDCELL, never before has such a compilation of articles on a single weapon system been published. Join Jeff Zimba on his journey to study (in his words) “the most versatile modular weapon system ever designed.”


This book takes an in depth look at the M16 series of rifles and is a must have for the serious student and collector of the black rifle.  There is an huge amount of information in this book that just can not be found anywhere else. If you really want to know about the rifle from people who designed, built, improved, developed and redeveloped the system is to get this book.  It give and excellent history of how a weapon/weapon system is developed for the US military. Great insight into the engineering, R&D, testing and politics that created what is now considered a common platform for a modern semi-automatic rifle.  If you are interested to know why this series weapon system is still the reigning king of the US Military, read this book!

~Reviewed by John C.

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