Sept. 5, Polk County, Florida – Wisconsin-based firearms company American Defense Manufacturing won the contract to supply SBRs for the Polk County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team. The rifle that made the cut is ADM’s UIC (Universal Improved Carbine) Mod1 LE-X with an 11.5-inch short barrel.
William Phebus, spokesman for American Defense Mfg., says proudly of his company: “American Defense is not just a firearm assembler, but a full manufacturing facility, where we can control quality and maintain strict tolerances through all manufactured parts that result in superior performance and reliability,”
So what’s special about this particular AR-15 platform? Apart from having premium components for above-par performance and accuracy, the UIC Mod1 LE-X assures the sort of dependability that law enforcement agencies demand in order to fulfill their duties day after day. The rifle also features Rosco Manufactured barrels for improved accuracy, as well as other features such as fully-ambidextrous controls that include the charging handle, fire and safety selector switch, mag release, bolt catch and bolt release. Deputy Director of Polk County’s Central Services Bureau David Rounds emphasized that the standards for awarding a contract like this are extremely exacting and competitive, and that they only choose vendors that are deemed “the most advantageous”. The fourth largest county in the state of Florida, Polk County has a land area of over 2,000 miles and a population of 646,000. American Defense Manufacturing is scheduled to deliver the weapons in Q4 2018.
ADM’s website as yet doesn’t feature the specifications of the model detailed in the contract, and the closest unit to it with presumably similar features is one with a 13.5-inch barrel. The specs for this particular UIC Mod 1 LE-X are listed as follows:
Fully ambidextrous controls featuring a right-side bolt catch and release lever and left side magazine release
Radian Weapons Talon Ambidextrous safety selector
20-degree competition style mag well
Enlarged trigger guard
ADM HD Buffer
ADM 10 Position Buffer Tube
ALG Defense ACT Trigger
Integral upper/lower tension adjusting screw
1:8 twist, 5.56mm Chamber, 4150 CMV Faxon Firearms Barrel
ADM Milspec Enhanced BCG with a Nitride QPQ finish
Radian Weapons Raptor-LT Ambidextrous Charging Handle
Milspec mid-length gas system
13.5” MLOK Handguard
Battlecomp 1.0⁄1.5 muzzle device
Magpul PRO BUIS
Materials & Construction:
7075 Billet Lower and Upper Receiver
Hard coat type 3 Mil-Spec anodized for a lifetime of performance
Made with pride in the U.S.A.
This model has an MSRP of $1700 as-is, but the exact model and accessories that in Polk County’s contract weren’t specified in the press release.