SNEAK PEEK: LWRCI’s M6A2 UCIW

LWRCI is an innovative and rapidly moving company at the…

LWRCI is an innovative and rapidly moving company at the forefront of several major projects. And for over a year sources have hinted that something big was in the works. Tactical Life can now reveal LWRCI’s new M6A2 UCIW (ultra-compact individual weapon) in 6.8 SPC!

Built pursuant to an overseas contract, this weapon is a dedicated carbine with redesigned forged upper and lower receivers built around the 6.8 SPC cartridge. The UCIW features an ambidextrous safety and magazine release, a buffer tube and stock that have been shortened from the 5.56mm UCIW rifle’s, and an 8.5-inch barrel to enhance the bullet’s performance. LWRCI collaborated with Magpul, which developed a 6.8 magazine for the UCIW’s lower receiver. This was critical to meeting the contract’s reliability requirements.

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ATK has partnered with LWRCI and Magpul to produce ammunition for end users. While specific numbers are confidential, sources report that several million rounds will be produced, reportedly with a 90-grain Gold Dot bullet. ATK also has plans to introduce several 6.8 SPC loads to the U.S. commercial market. Look for a complete evaluation of the new UCIW in a future issue of Tactical Weapons magazine.

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Load Comments
  • JUST MAKE IT IN 16.5 INCH BARREL TOO!

  • Mike A

    6.8 SPC P-Mags are an interesting development. I wonder if we’ll see those available as a stand alone product.

  • Alfred

    6.8! just makes sense , the military should adopt it or the 300 blackout. 223 cartridge is just to long and flat and tends to get stuck, period.