LWRC makes some of the finest AR rifles on the planet and they’ve just updated their baseline M6 model by adding the M6-SL (Stretch Lightweight) to their lineup.  LWRC concentrated on lightening  up their new model making the lightest piston driven AR platform on the market.  The “stretch” portion of the name comes from the gas system, which uses a mid length system rather than the more common carbine length system giving the platform less recoil allowing for easily placed follow up shots.

The new LWRC M6-SL features the popular Magpul MOE such as mid-length handguards around its 16.1″ barrel and a MOE grip and buttstock on the back end.  Up top is a Daniel Defense A1.5 fixed sight and a standard A2 sight post.  The light contour, cold hammer forged barrel uses’s LWRC’s own NiCorr surface technology which allows for excellent wear resistance and lasting durability.  LWRC’s barrels are rated to spit out 20k rounds before needing replacement.  The fire control group is EXO plated along with the bolt and bolt carrier.

All these premium components and proprietary technologies equal exceptional quality, assuming, but they also come at a price.  I don’t have the exact price yet, but from what I’ve seen come out of LWRC, I wouldn’t hesitate to guess above the 2k mark, and I would hesitate to pay it either.  The LWRCs I’ve been luckily enough to squeeze off a few rounds with left me wanting to max out my credit card(s).  If you’re looking for the lightest piston driven AR that money buy, LWRC has it.




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Ruger 1911

Ruger 1911 Photos

Another 1911 coming out this year, this time by Sturm Ruger.  There’s been a lot of anticipation about a Ruger 1911 and a fan of The Firearms Blog snapped a photo of the new Shooting Times magazine and shared the images with the world.  Not too many details but since its featured in this month’s Shooting Times, I’m sure its about to hit the gun shops soon.

The image in the banner is photoshopped (badly at that)  but the real Ruger 1911 does have a Ruger logo on the slide which is stainless.  Also, a black checkered beaver tailed grip and a skeletonized trigger and hammer accompany the new 1911 addition for Ruger.  No word on price yet but I would guess it to be around the 800-1000 dollar mark.  Ruger usually gives a good value for its pistols and I would suspect their new 1911 to be no different.

Check out the leaked photos below courtesy of TheFirearmBlog.com.




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Red Jacket Firearms new AR-15


Discovery Channel’s new popular show, Sons of Guns, follows around the crew of Red Jacket Firearms in Louisiana showcasing their firearms builds and manufacturing endeavors.  One memorable moment is when they successfully suppressed a Saiga-12 Shotgun–although the feat had been accomplished before, and the show portrayed the event as if it was the first time ever done.  My personal favorite moment by far with the season was when they gave a kick ass hunting ATV, complete with a mounted Saiga-12 to a wounded war veteran who lost his arm.  My least favorite would be when they tested a M2 Browning in a field with brush while using tracer rounds which resulted in, what would you know, a fire.

This now famous gun shop of the swamps is going to be producing a custom AR-15 build, as if there’s not enough of those already.  But given the amount of publicity the shop has been granted by their new hit show, it’ll probably prove to be a successful move, assuming the rifle works as it should.

The NRA’s website has a short video clip of the new Red Jacket Arms AR-15.  From what I could see, it sports a Magpul UBR along with Magpul BUIS, and a mega-monolithic upper receiver and will have a piston system rather than a traditional DI.  No word on price, but I would expect some sort of premium attached to it.  Maybe gunblog.com will be lucky enough to secure one for review.  Below are screen shots courtesy of the NRA’s American Rifleman; the full video can be seen here.

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Brett Favre Shooting a Remington Versa Max

Retired (for now, but who knows) Brett Favre was treated to a bird hunting trip by Remington to try out their new Versa Max shotgun. The Versa Max is Remington’s newest semi automatic shotgun whose best feature is being able to handle almost any load 12 gauge from 2 3/4″ – 3 1/2″ Magnum shells. The Versa Max achieves this by its Versaport gas system which opens or closes gas ports based on the size of the shell.

Check out Favre in the videos below using the Versa Max. He’s not that bad of a shot considering it seems like his first time bird hunting.


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How Video Games Get Their Sound

If you’ve ever wondered how video games get their realistic sound (well, some video games), check out the video above. Red Storm Entertainment, a video game company responsible for the more realistic shooters such as the Tom Clancy games, was showcased on UNC-TV, or North Carolina’s public television.

I personally love the part where the developer is talking about making the games more detailed and accurate. I can relate to when he talks about his father complaining about video games and movies saying, “That’s not how that is!” I can hardly watch any military film and not yell at the TV if they get something wrong since I served (and I’m still serving as a civilian) in the military, and I completely refuse to watch Top Gun. Also, I wish my state had public television like North Carolina; maybe I would actually watch it if it had more pieces like this–although sometimes I do watch Frontline when they do military specials. Enjoy the vid!

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