Sentinel Elite AR Rifle, AR Pistol, and Scouter | Strike Inudstries at SHOT

Strike Industries is well-known for innovative parts and accessories for firearms. At their SHOT Show 2020 booth # 10067, they have their first complete firearm offering: the Sentinel Elite AR Rifle and AR Pistol, manufactured and sold by Rifle Supply. I am currently in the process of reviewing a Special Edition of the Sentinel Elite AR Rifle, which is currently on display at the booth, (it’s the one with the most amount of Flat Dark Earth on it). The new Scouter red dot optic is also on display.

Justin from Rifle Supply with my Sentinel Elite Special Edition AR Rifle.
Justin from Rifle Supply with my Sentinel Elite Special Edition AR Rifle.

Strike Industries Sentinel Elite AR Rifle

Strike Industries Sentinel Elite AR Rifle in black.
Strike Industries Sentinel Elite AR Rifle in black.

Here are the full specifications from Strike Industries:

  • Weight: 6lbs 3oz (no magazine, no optic, no optic mount)
  • Sentinel Elite Forged 7075-T6 Mispec Lower Receiver,  Type III Hard Anodized
  • Milspec 7075-T6 upper receiver, Type III Hard Anodized
  • Strike Rail 15.5″
  • Extended Latch Charging Handle
  • JCOMP Gen2 Compensator 
  • AR Enhanced Lower Parts Kit
  • Flip Switch selector
  • Fang Billet Aluminum Trigger Guard
  • Enhanced Bolt Catch
  • Strike Forward Assist
  • MOD1 Stock 
  • Enhanced Pistol Grip
  • AR Receiver Extension w/ 7 Positions
  • Strikefighter 16” 1-8 Twist .223 Wylde Cryo Treated QPQ Nitride Barrel
  • M16 BCG, Carpenter 158 Steel, MPI Tested
  • MSRP $1,499.99

Strike Industries Sentinel AR Pistol

Strike Industries Sentinel AR Pistol in Flat Dark Earth.
Strike Industries Sentinel AR Pistol in Flat Dark Earth.

Sentinel AR Pistol Specifications

  • Weight:6lbs 3oz (no magazine, no optic, no optic mount)
  • Sentinel Elite Forged 7075-T6 Mispec Lower Receiver,  Type III Hard Anodized
  • Milspec 7075-T6 upper receiver, Type III Hard Anodized
  • Carbine Length Hadnguard
  • M4 AR 15 Charging Handle
  • Checkmate Compensator 
  • AR Enhanced Lower Parts Kit
  • HEX Selector Switch 60/90 degree 3 in 1
  • Fang Billet Aluminum Trigger Guard
  • Enhanced Bolt Catch
  • Strike Forward Assist
  • AR Pistol Stabilizer 
  • Enhanced Pistol Grip
  • Chromoly 10.5″ 1-8 Twist .223 Wylde Barrel
  • M16 BCG, Carpenter 158 Steel, MPI Tested
  • Flip Up Rear Sight / A2 Front Sight
  • Milspec 6 Position Buffer Tube Kit
  • MSRP $849.99

https://riflesupply.com/Strike-Sentinel-Rifles_c_1409.html

Strike Industries Scouter Red Dot Optic

Something new to go along with their Sentinel is a red dot optic, the Scouter. It has the popular T-1 mounting footprint. 

The Strike Industries Scouter red dot optic.
The Strike Industries Scouter red dot optic.

Here is what Strike Industries has to say about it: 

“We are proud to introduce our first optical sight, the SCOUTER, which is a precision CQB/CQC aiming solution at a competitive price point that provides functionality needed to operate in austere conditions. The solid one piece sight housing along with the integrated mounting base are both CNC machined from a solid billet 6061-T6 aluminum alloy providing a rugged, yet aesthetically pleasing HOOD design. No parallax, unlimited eye-relief and wide field of view (FOV) ensure quick target acquisition as well as increasing target transition proficiency. Acollimated wedge lens with multi-layer coating, 100% designed and assembled in the US and a specially customized micro LED generate the crystal clear red dot reflection on the 22mm object lens. WIth our power efficient circuitry, the battery life lasts longer than 3 years at mid brightness level. Pushbutton switch adjusts the brightness through 11 different settings. Lightweight and compact, the SCOUTER is an extremely viable option for any weapon platform where the application requires quick target acquisition and transitioning in a close-quarters setting.”

Strike Industries Scouter Red Dot Optic.

Strike Industries Scouter Red Dot Optic on display at SHOT Show 2020.

Scouter Red Dot Optic Specifications

Optical

  • FOV: 20mm Diameter
  • Dot Type: Single 2 MOA Dot
  • Eye Relief: Unlimited
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Lens Coating: Anti-Reflex / Multi-Layer Coating
  • Wavelength: 650nm +/-10nm

Mechanical

  • Material: 6061 CNC Machined Aluminum
  • Size (body): 80mm x 45mm x 17mm (WxDxH)

Optical Height 

  • 39mm w/ Strike Industries T-1 Riser Mount & Spacer
  • 35mm w/ Strike Industries T-1 Riser Mount
  • 25mm w/ R.E.X. Riser Spacers & Riser Base
  • 21mm w/ R.E.X. Riser Base Mount Only

Click Movement

  • 0.5 MOA/Click (0.5″ @ 100 yards)

Elevation & Windage Travel

  • +/- 65 MOA

Others

  • Battery Type: 1x CR2032
  • Battery Life: 25,000 hours @ brightness level 5
  • Brightness Settings: Level 1 – Level 11
  • Mount: Compatible with Picatinny rail
  • Operation Temperature: -32 C to 65 C
  • Auto Shut Off: 2 hours after no motion detected
  • Last Position Memory: Turns on to the last brightness setting when powered on
  • Waterproof: 30 feet depth / 14 hours
Scouter red dot optic, view from the top.
Striker Industries Scouter red dot optic, top view.

Scouter Red Dot Optic on display at SHOT Show 2020.

The Scouter looks great on the outside and the red dot is nice and crisp looking through it. It’s packed full of features and is another well thought out red dot optic.

Scouter Red Dot Optic - a view through the lens.

Stay Tuned for My Full Report

The guys at Strike Industries haven’t slowed down a bit, they continue to improving what is available to their customers. Once I get more rounds fired through my Sentinel Elite, I will have a full report. What I can say so far is that it is a smooth shooting rifle with the mid-length gas system along with the compensator.

Andrew Ha shooting a Special Edition Sentinel Elite AR Rifle.
Smooth shooter!

Stand by for more from Strike Industries!


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Fifty Shades of FDE

Fifty Shades of FDE is a full-time LEO in California with about a decade's service in a very large metropolitan agency. He’s a husband, father and firearms enthusiast. He is a supporter of the Second Amendment and a proponent of law abiding citizens’ right to defend themselves with concealed carry permits. He runs his @fiftyshadesofFDE page on Instagram and writes gun/gear reviews on www.fiftyshadesoffde.com - when he's not writing for Breach-Bang-Clear, of course.


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