LWRCI recently announced the release of its newest firearm, the SMG-45. The SMG-45 incorporates LWRCI’s experience with the AR platform, combined with an innovative delayed-blowback/short-recoil operating system. The pistol caliber carbine chambers the .45 ACP cartridge.


“We listened closely to shooters, operators, and customers throughout the development of this exciting new platform for LWRCI™,” says David Ridley, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The SMG is truly a ‘Step-Up’ pistol-caliber carbine that offers our customers innovative features and comfortable ergonomics in a compact package.”

Built around the U.S.-manufactured UMP magazine, the SMG-45 offers a completely new PCC in .45 ACP. The gun features many of the same controls and performance found in LWRCI’s gas-piston AR lineup.

Constructed of advanced aluminum and steel alloys, the SMG-45 utilizes a hard-coat anodizing, ferritic nitrocarburization, and nick-boron surface treatments, according to LWRCI. The full-ambidextrous lower receiver includes AR-style controls. Meanwhile, the upper comes with an 8.5-inch cold-hammer-forged CrMoV steel barrel, LWRCI’s Modular Rail System, Rail Panels and Hand Stop. An Ultra Combat Grip, Enhanced Fire Control Group and Magpul MBUS Pro Sights round out the features.

The initial SMG-45 launches as a pistol equipped with the SB Tactical SBTi folding subgun brace. The SMG-45 sips with two 25-round magazines.

The first shipment of the LWRCI SMG-45 Pistol+Brace production models shipped this week to an authorized LWRCI™ Wholesale Distributor or Premier Dealer with the highly anticipated models showing up at retail starting as early as next week, according to LWRCI.

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