Not too long ago, the U.S. Army launched an M4/M16 Product Improvement Program (PIP) that resulted in several companies creating enhancements for the storied AR platform.

LWRCI International’s efforts included designing an enhanced direct-impingement bolt carrier, new flip-up sights and a spiral-fluted barrel that cools quickly while reducing weight. Now, LWRCI has gone ahead and put all of those improvements into its first direct-impingement rifle, the IC-DI.

Like LWRCI’s piston-driven Individual Carbine (IC) rifles, the IC-DI features a Monoforge upper receiver with a free-floating handguard and a matched lower receiver with fully ambidextrous controls, including the bolt release, magazine release and safety.

The IC-DI direct-impingement rifle comes with a 16-inch, spiral-fluted barrel that helps shave 20-percent of the weight in a standard barrel as well as LWRCI’s new handguard rail covers and Angled Foregrip. This grip offers an ambidextrous QD sling mount while it’s ergonomically shaped and textured to support a number of modern shooting styles/grips.

Best of all, the IC-DI has an MSRP of $1,599.

For more information on the IC-DI and other products from LWRCI, please visit

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