The YHM Model 57 XL is an extremely durable firearm with its Cerakote finish. An assault rifle was built for the serious demands in the tactical department.
YHM Model 57 XL Tactical Rifle
Today's assault rifles pride themselves on billet-crafted receivers in their design and construction, and Yankee Hill Machine was able to keep up with their own version of these rifles with the YHM Model 57 XL. I had a whole day of testing this gun a few years back, and I didn't want to let go of it. It shoots flawlessly, like I was holding something customed for my body and style of shooting. This YHM rifle has a striking appearance with its burnt bronze Cerakote finish, looks kick-ass, and performs as a tactical weapon should.
This semi-automatic rifle has a 16-inch barrel and shoots 5.56mm, 6.8 SPC, and 300 Blackout calibers. It has a magazine capacity of 30 rounds and a drop-in 2-stage upgraded trigger. The front sights are YHM Q.D.S. hooded while the rear is flip-up. Stock features an adjustable Magpul CTR giving the rifle an overall weight of 7.2 lbs.
Ease of Use and Performance
When I had the opportunity to test the YHM model 57 XL, we spent around a few hundred rounds of 5.56 mm. It's amazing we did not experience any misfire; the gun simply fired until the last bullet. It rests perfectly in its firing stance and shoots accurately for about a hundred yards. The material this firearm is made of makes it very durable with Cerakote-finished receivers and handguards.
Pros and Cons
The rifle's exterior is protected by its Cerakote finish, and its extra length gives adequate space for a forward grip. It also features QDS (Quick Deploy Sights) made of aircraft-grade aluminum that folds and gets into place by pressing a button. I also like its hi-tech, new-age appearance, which matches the rifle's performance, though I almost couldn't believe it only operates in semi-automatic mode.
Overall Verdict and Price
At around $2280, you have here a top-notch tactical AR rifle. It works seamlessly as expected of what a tactical firearm is designed for and built with materials that make it last a lifetime. It's very reliable; I would pick this gun in a doomsday scenario, as I don't want my weapon to die on me in a chase.
Here's a shooting video of the YHM Model 57 XL rifle:
When working with tactical weapons, there should be little to no room for mistakes. Reliability is a critical thing, especially when lives are on the line. The YHM model 57 XL gives you this type of quality for a firearm. This company has been manufacturing firearms for three generations, including their own raw materials, and maintained an excellence that consistently competes with other big names in the business.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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