LWRCI Six8-UCIW – ultra-compact, in 6.8 SPC is built to give you the upper hand in close-quarter battle!
In early 2013, LWRC International rolled out the new Six8-UCIW in 6.8 SPC for the world to see. The project started at the request of a foreign military security unit operating in the Middle East. The unit approached LWRCI about providing a suitable replacement for the unit’s legacy personal-defense weapons, such as the HK MP5. The potential size of the contract justified a substantial research and development effort by LWRCI.
According to author Rob Garrett, who got his hands on the new PDW in the upcoming February 2014 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enformcent, “In developing the weapon system, LWRCI made the decision to reengineer its existing PSD carbine specifically for the 6.8 SPC. After extensive research and development, a new lower receiver was designed with a magazine well that was both longer and wider than that on a standard M4. The new receiver changed the geometry, allowing for improved feeding and reliability in all conditions…. Like other LWRCI rifles, the Six8-UCIW features a patented, self-regulating short-stroke piston system. The design eliminates gas and carbon buildup in the receiver and bolt carrier group, enhancing reliability while reducing recoil and muzzle rise.”
So how did this compact little powerhouse perform at the range? To read Garrett’s full range report, check out the February 2014 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, available on newsstands and digitally November 26, 2013. To subscribe, go to http://www.tactical-life.com/subscribe.