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.
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.
LWRCI is an innovative and rapidly moving company at the forefront of several major projects.…
by Tactical-Life / Sep 28, 2012