Ever wondered why you see so many in the wild pics nowadays, which show USSOF using 10.5″ uppers?

Many of these photos depict magnified optics, or environments where you’d expect a 14.5″ to be used.


Ever noticed that the increase in these pics coincided with the roll out of the Surefire SOCOM 556-RC?

This can is one of the reasons why at least half of USSOF run their 10.5″ M4A1 uppers, regardless of environment.

Read Jeff Gurwitch‘s article about this phenomenon here.

The pics illustrating this blog are referenced from Mr. Gurwitch’s follow-up article, here.