In recent years the market for AR based rifles has exploded into what can almost be dizzying to the consumer. For most purposes all you need is well built basic rifle, you can always hang all the gadgets and gizmos you want at any time.
Recently the chance arose to spend some time behind the trigger of a LWRC M6A2 rifle. Like most shooters, I jumped at the opportunity to try out a gun that my hands had not yet fondled. LWRC has put together a well built, bare bones and to the point rifle. The flat-top style upper receiver and the quad rail give you plenty of real estate to hang anything you want on your rifle to make it your own.
Unloaded, the M6A2 weighs in at 7.3 lbs. The combination of machined upper and lowers with selected composite parts in other areas help with the weight issue. In case you’re a fan of optics and happen to experience an optic failure, you can quickly switch to the flip-up front and rear iron sights.
Caliber 5.56 NATO/.223
Weight 7.3 lbs. (unloaded)
Flip up front and rear sights
30 round composite magazine
Bird cage style flash hider
Covers on unused rails
MADE IN THE USA (Maryland)
Shooting the LWRC proved to be quite a pleasure. The rifle performed smooth and crisp with each shot down range. I would have hated to be the target on the receiving end; each shot found its mark and nearly shredded the chest and head of the silhouette.
If there would be anything that I would consider a drawback about the LWRC would be the price. The little sewing machine of a rifle comes in at $2000 plus (depending on what options), but let’s face it, it’s hard to find a spectacular deal on high end weapons.
Happy shooting, God bless America and God bless you and yours