The Recon556 is purposely built to be light, fast, and capable. Weighing only 5.05lb empty, you'll be amazed at how lightweight it feels. The 14.5" barrel, is short and manueverable. The Yankee Hill YHM-28A Phantom flash suppressor blocks 99% of the muzzle flash, allows the muzzle to be used as an effective impact weapon, and is permanently-attached to bring the barrel length over the 16" minimum. The rear sight and magazines are flat dark earth colored, to provide visual contrast in low light situations. A total of six (yes, 6) magazines are included, so that you can go operational, right out of the box.