That’s right! An AR-15 from Taurus USA. That is, it’s designed and manufactured completely in the U.S. at Taurus USA in Miami, FL. It’s called the T4SA, and it looks like quite a nice AR-15, to boot . . .
Both KeyMod and M-LOK will be available. A shorter handguard will come on the 11.5″ barrel version. That’s right, a factory SBR. Same price as the 16″ and 14.5″ flavors, too.
Matte black anodized or available in Cerakote Elite in sand or jungle. Magpul MOE grip and CTR stock on a mil-spec buffer tube.
Mil-spec trigger, safety, bolt release. The trigger guard is an oversized job from Magpul.
H2 (heavy) buffer.
The BCG is entirely Melonited and MPI inspected. Key is properly staked (as is the castle nut).
The T4SA runs a carbine-length gas system with a Melonited, pinned gas block. The barrel is 1:7 twist CMV, M4 profile, and is also Melonited. As is the barrel nut.
Taurus says they put over 300,000 rounds through these guns during development. Barrel life is well in excess of 10,000 rounds…A round count that the rifle seen above is apparently creeping up on (7,500+) without ever having received cleaning or lubrication.
The T4SA “Meets requirements of MIL–DTL–71186A with AMENDMENT 3 Dated 20 July 2012 (US Military Detail Specification)”. Full specs can be downloaded in PDF form by clicking here.
MSRP is $1,199 for all versions.