Awhile back I received a box of goodies from ALG Defense. Sine then I’ve been playing around with the new EMR (Ergonomic Modular Rail) from ALG Defense along with their new SCB (Single Chamber Brake) and have been happy with the results so far. Their whole idea with the EMR is to offer a budget conscious, super lightweight free floating rail without compromising strength and the SCB is a nice cost effective Brake/Comp.
The EMR does not feature a 12 o’clock top rail but instead comes with small rail sections so you can add a light, front BUIS, etc. In most cases I like to have a set of backup iron sights but I decided to just go with a red dot and no BUIS or Lights to cut down on weight. The EMR mounts to a fairly large yet lightweight barrel nut that gives it a very solid mount, much better than what you normally expect from other “lightweight” options.
The SCB, as the name suggests, features a single chamber with side ports and a single top port that offers a nice mix of muzzle rise compensation as well as some recoil reduction. Because of its small size it is also pretty lightweight itself.
There are two other things I could have done to save an ounce or two which would be to go with a lightweight (pencil profile) barrel and drop the optics and go with just a set of Magpul MBUS but I liked this setup. This AR-15, including a standard profile 5.56 barrel, a full auto BCG and Aimpoint T-1 with mount weighed in at just 6lb. 10oz.
I don’t have a whole ton of rounds through this setup as it’s been so stinking cold but what I have done with it has been great. Personally, I think this would make for a great 3-Gun setup. Its very comfortable and fun to shoot. This rail starts at just $135 so no more sacrificing quality for lightweight or low cost. One thing I did mention to one of the guys at ALG Defense is that some users might want at least an option for a screw on full length rail section at 12 o’clock and that maybe a KeyMod option would be nice too but that was just my input. I’m sure if there is enough demand anything is possible. Look for a more long term review of the ALG Defense EMR and SCB down the road.
You can purchase the EMR and SCB now at www.ALGDefense.com.