Update – Mike Pannone – Colt Light-Weight Mid-Length Prototype 16″ Carbine

Mike’s cup runneth over this week!


– Colt Prototype 16″ LW mid-length upper

– Colt Prototype Ambi Lower receiver

– Centurion Arms M-Lok Rail System

– Magpul MOE SL Carbine Stock

– Carbine receiver extension with H2 buffer and Colt stock spring

– Magpul MOE-K2+ Grip

– Enhanced Trigger Guard, Aluminum

– Magpul PMAG D-60 magazine

– Magpul M-LOK Rail Cover, Type 2

– Magpul M-LOK Hand Stop Kit

– Magpul MBUS Pro Sight (front and rear)

– Vickers Tactical padded Combat Applications 2-point sling

– QDM – Quick Disconnect Swivel

– BCM Gunfighter Comp Mod1

– Trijicon VCOG 1-6×24 Riflescope Red Horseshoe Dot / Crosshair .223 / 77 Grain Ballistic Reticle w/ Thumb Screw Mount

– 5/8” throw lever riser

Colt Manufacturing


Centurion Arms

Blue Force Gear

Mike Pannone’s company

Link to Mike’s Training Class Schedule:

Upcoming Class W/Open Seats Available:

Mike Pannone 2-Day Carbine Class – April 2-3, 2016 – Reevesville, SC

UPDATE: This is the prototype ambi lower Pannone is using. It’s on an entirely different gun.



18 Responses to “Update – Mike Pannone – Colt Light-Weight Mid-Length Prototype 16″ Carbine”

  1. Thomas says:

    Why all the Magpul stuff? I thought Mike was a “BCM Gunfighter”.

    Nice rifle!

  2. BravoMike says:

    Nice setup. It’s about time Colt considers adding a midlength to the stable.

  3. Philip says:

    Will this more than likely be officially released at SHOT, and available for purchase shortly thereafter?

    Really excited about this new offering.

  4. Matt says:

    Nice. I would change the Trijicon to a Nightforce however.

  5. Andrew says:

    I’d like to be the first to welcome Colt to 2009!

    • Diddler says:

      I was shooting a mid length well before 2009. There just weren’t as many or quality options back when I started using them.

      • Lyle Benjamin says:


        I have been running 16″ midlength guns with free float tubes since 2001. They worked well back then to. That upper sheared an extractor at 5400 rounds. Other than that it printed bug holes and ran like a champ.

  6. HSR47 says:

    An ambi mid-length Colt would be pretty sweet, especially as an OEM-style gun with a low-profile gas block….

  7. Thomas says:

    I love those Centurion rails.

  8. Thanx for using my sling Mike !!!

  9. bulldog76 says:

    link to the centurion mlok rails

    • Stickman says:

      The Centurion Arms MLOK rails aren’t available quite yet, the ones shown, and the ones I have are prototypes. The final model is different and adds QD sockets.

  10. Anthony says:

    Why the Mod1 comp instead of a Mod0 on a 16″ barrel?