War Sport LVOA-S Short-Barreled Rifle
The War Sport LVOA-S Short-Barreled Rifle.

Before you step into any situation where a gunfight could break out, take time to survey any nearby positions that are large enough to get behind and sturdy enough to stop incoming rounds. If the lead flies, you now have a destination in mind as you move to avoid your opponent’s line of fire.

Though cover will not be available in every situation, getting behind anything that might conceal your position, deflect rounds or cause a lull in firing is better than staying out in the open.

However, certain weapons are tough to fire in tight spaces while remaining concealed. Short-barreled rifles (SBR), like the War Sport LVOA-S SBR, provide a number of advantages to its user in situations where cover is a must.

Check out our list of four reasons why an SBR like the War Sport LVOA-S can make a huge different in close-quarter gunfights.

For more information on the War Sport LVOA-S, please visit LVOA.us.



Identifying options for cover or concealment often takes some imagination. The engine block of a vehicle is an obvious choice, but dropping to the ground and getting behind a rim and tire may prove to be the better option. By changing the vertical plane of the fight and shooting from a position of cover, with the entire body of the vehicle between you and the opponent if he remains standing, you have the advantage. If your opponent drops to the ground with you, the tires continue to provide concealment and the rims limited cover. In this case the idea is to get as small as possible by drawing your limbs into your chest to allow less of a visible target.



Carrying a short-barreled rifle affords more opportunities for getting small and establishing firing positions behind cover that those equipped with a full-size rifle would need to expose themselves to replicate. Behind the tire, an short-barreled rifle is easy to manipulate and extend in preparation for firing without any dramatic efforts to reposition the body. In contrast, a full-size rifle would require movement to the shoulder, as well as clearing the longer barrel of the tire for an unobstructed firing lane. In essence, a full-size rifle takes more time to get in action and causes more exposure, both of which can be deadly. They may seem insignificant advantages, but the time and effort saved by equipping with a short-barreled rifle like the War Sport LVOA-S SBR, coupled with the ability to remain securely behind cover or concealment, are the factors that determine who lives or dies in a gunfight that may last for only a few seconds.



Purpose-built for professional warfighters and law enforcement officers expecting to fight in close quarters, the LVOA-S SBR is the result of a determined effort to solve flash signature and muzzle control issues inherent in an SBR without sacrificing the benefits of the design’s minimum overall length or light weight. Typically, SBR shooters fit a suppressor to the muzzle to reduce flash and allow better control, but the added hardware also increases the weapon’s dimensions, negating the original shortened design while also creating heat and carbon buildup issues. Those who avoid a suppressor and instead employ only a flash suppressor risk poor control for follow-up shots and during rapid fire. To eliminate the need for a suppressor and offer the lowest possible flash signature, the LVOA system offers a two-part solution: first, the incorporation of a BattleComp 2.0 full muzzle break pinned and welded to the end of the barrel, and second, a flash suppressor integrated in the rail system that surrounds and manages the gases from each fired round.



The most notable and discussed feature is a shock-cord bungee system weaved into the rail. Along with providing a means to secure cables from lights and lasers that run along the rail and allowing an improved grip while reducing the noise and harmonics of handling bare metal, the cord also provides a quick-acting muzzle suspension system. To bring it into action, the cord is extended between two points (such as the left and right passenger windows of a vehicle) and the weapon is allowed to rest in the center. The thought behind it is that, before a door can be kicked in, assaulters must travel to its location, and whether their ride is an SUV, MRAP, vessel or helicopter, the bungee provides a stable firing platform that keeps the weapon in the fight throughout without major fatigue from constantly holding it up and on target. Should the cord burn or otherwise part, it will simply pop like a rubber band, breaking away from the rail without melting to the metal.

Read a review of the War Sport LVOA-S SBR on Tactical-Life.com.

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