Windham Weaponry SRC
Windham Weaponry continues to innovate and expand their product line, and new for this year is their carbon-fiber SRC rifle. This 5.56x45mm NATO-chambered AR-15 carbine features a fully carbon-fiber lower and upper receiver for significant weight reduction (5.6 pounds empty) and solid strength. The rifle’s parts and assembly is entirely mil-spec, and the carbon fiber, with its angled surfaces, is designed to look like a solid billet receiver. The SRC is an optics-ready carbine with a flattop upper and a Picatinny rail above the gas block (windhamweaponry.com).
TROY Industries PDW 14.5
TROY Industries has just introduced a new AR carbine with an HK-style collapsing wire stock that drastically shortens the overall length while retaining the traditional DGIS operating system. To do so, the TROY PDW 14.5 (a.k.a. Trunk Monkey) uses a proprietary modified buffer system. To make it of legal length, the14.5-inch barrel has a permanently pinned suppressor-ready muzzle break. Of course, the rifle is loaded with TROY upgrades all around and is available in black and flat dark earth, as well as 5.56mm and 300 AAC Blackout (troydefense.com).