Springfield Armory Releases The M1A Socom 16 CQB

Springfield Armory M1A Socom 16 CQB
Springfield Armory M1A Socom 16 CQB

All The Features That Make The M1A Great In A Close Quarters Combat Package

Springfield Armory USA
Springfield Armory USA


GENESEO, IL, –
 -(Ammoland.com)-  Trusted for decades for its authoritative stopping power and reliability, the M1A platform is now optimized for close quarters defensive use. Springfield Armory is proud to announce the newest member of the M1A family, the Socom 16 CQB.

The Socom 16 CQB is not just a smaller and more maneuverable M1A; it’s been designed specifically to excel in close quarter applications. Nearly ten inches shorter than the M1A standard model, the CQB offers quick and easy handling for defensive use indoors or out.

The reduced size is the obvious part. What makes the Socom 16 CQB shine are the handling improvements. The all new adjustable buttstock is mounted on a standard AR-type receiver extension tube, so customers can choose from hundreds of compatible stock options to suit their specific mission requirements. The Socom 16 CQB features a new pistol grip that facilitates retention and control over the rifle with the firing hand. The grip itself is AK-rifle compatible, so it can easily be swapped with any standard aftermarket model. In short, the grip and control components are specifically designed to allow interoperability with the widest possible array of aftermarket options to suit specific customer needs.

“There’s never been a question about the effectiveness of the M1A platform for serious fight-stopping use,” observes Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese. “With the Socom 16 CQB we wanted to really optimize the platform for indoor or field close quarters use.”

A close combat rifle requires customization when it comes to accessories like lights, lasers and optics. The Socom 16 CQB leverages the M-Lok compatible system for easy attachment of gear exactly where it’s needed. Two included three-slot rail segments can be mounted at the three and nine o’clock positions. A longer seven-slot rail at the six o’clock position is perfect for mounting a bipod or other accessories. On top and forward of the receiver, mounted on the barrel, is a medium eye relief seven-slot rail capable of mounting a scout optic should needs dictate longer range shooting.

Since the Socom 16 CQB is a member of the M1A family, it accepts all the same magazines as other M1A models so users can choose from 5, 10, or 20-round magazines. A ten-round magazine is included with the CQB.

The Socom 16 CQB is ready for defensive use right out of the box. The XS Sights Tritium front sight post glows day or night when viewed through the adjustable rear aperture sight. Users who prefer optical sighting can choose a CQB factory model pre-configured with a Springfield Armory proprietary Vortex Venom Red Dot sight.

The new M1A Socom 16 CQB arrives packaged in a new custom ballistic nylon Springfield Armory “Tactical Gear” soft case complete with internal support straps, owners manual storage pocket, and pouches for up to three spare magazines.

Whether for home defense, law enforcement, or field use, users will appreciate the new Socom 16 CQB. It’s designed for maximum utility without any sacrifice of firepower.

About Springfield Armory
“The First Name in American Firearms,” Springfield Armory was founded in 1777, when George Washington ordered the creation of an armory to store ammunition and gun carriages during the American Revolution. In 1794, the armory began to manufacture muskets and spent the next 150 years supplying firearms for every major American conflict. The original armory closed in 1968. In 1974, the Reese family took ownership of the Springfield Armory name and began making the M1A rifle. Today, Springfield Armory develops many products loyal to the company’s heritage, like the 1911 pistol, while ensuring its future with innovative products, including the XD, XD Mod.2 XD(M) and XD-S polymer pistols.

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Rudy
Rudy
2 years ago

Still looking for the venom rear sight. They advertise the rifle with it, but somehow why they are not able to supply it as an accessory. The sight and the rifle has obviously been engineered as an important part to this rifle, so why is it not available. I just think it makes the rifle look good, I would really be interested if it improved the ballistics.

Stu
Stu
2 years ago

$1,550 @ Arms Unlimited today

gene
gene
4 years ago

When you deal with Springfield be ready to spend money. I have an EMP 9mm and a Mil-spec 45 plus the Socom 16 none of them are cheap the stock for the Socom will be pricey

gene
gene
4 years ago

I also have a Socom 16 and would just lie the stock

Patrick McCoy
Patrick McCoy
4 years ago

I also have a Socom 16 and would like to have the stock. I called Springfield and they told me they may have the stocks available at a later date.

bob
bob
4 years ago

I already have the socom 16 so all I am looking for is the stock. I found the stock by itself but it was 900 bucks! Please tell me there will be an aftermarket stock available soon for MUCH cheaper.

Chris Pens
Chris Pens
4 years ago

I had a chance to handle this rifle. Don’t kid yourself, this is still an M1A and carries most of the weight of its bigger brothers. I would love to own one of the SOCOM 16 CQB, but it would have to be much closer to the $1000 price point.

Richard Lippis
Richard Lippis
4 years ago

I think S.A. Doesn’t want to scare you by posting a price for the SOCAM 16…….

Brian K Flamer
Brian K Flamer
4 years ago

How much???

Tom
Tom
4 years ago

$1700 -$1900 (From Gun Broker gunbroker.com)

Barnaby
Barnaby
4 years ago

http://www.springfield-armory.com/products/m1a-socom-16/
Base model of the Socom 16.
Pricing is not available for this model for some reason, but the scout is $1830.00 for a ballpark idea.

Lou
Lou
4 years ago

Calibers ? Pricing ? Availability ?

Nathan Slone
Nathan Slone
4 years ago

Price?