In the December 2013 issue of Special Weapons for Military & Police, author Todd Burgreen writes, “LWRCI is a recognized industry leader in short-stroke-piston-operated AR rifles, which, along with the improvement they offer over gas impingement designs, are the company’s entire raison d’être.”

The LWRCI M6 Individual Carbine (IC) is a direct descendant of the rifle developed to meet the requirements of the U.S. Army’s Individual Carbine program—and Burgreen was able to test one for SW.
According to Burgreen, “The M6 IC is centered on a fully ambidextrous lower receiver featuring dual controls for the bolt catch/release, magazine release and fire control/safety lever. This means that both right- and left-handed operators can use the rifle to its full effectiveness. The dual controls also give operators the option of using their off-hand side to better accommodate barriers or injury without having to switch hands to manipulate the weapon. The LWRCI Monoforge upper receiver evolved from the LWRCI SPR platform introduced in 2011. The Monoforge upper features a user-configurable rail system with the rail mounting base machined as part of the upper receiver for added strength and reduced weight.” In short, “The LWRCI M6 Individual Carbine is the epitome of a well-balanced and fast-pointing tactical carbine.”

So how did it fare at the range? To learn more, check out the December 2013 issue of Special Weapons for Military & Police, now available on newsstands and digitally. To subscribe, go to

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