Utah firearms company engineers new technology to transform the user experience
(GUNNISON, Utah, Jan. 14, 2014) — Christensen Arms, one of the country’s most technologically innovative manufacturers of firearms, will kick off 2014 by introducing the Lock Tech Match (LTM) Trigger System, Castle Doctrine Modern Sporting Rifle (CD-10 and CD-15), Christensen Bolt Action, and stainless steel and carbon-fiber barrels, all of which are engineered and manufactured in-house. The advanced technologies featured in all of Christensen’s firearms are part of its strategy to continually evolve the experience of operating a firearm and to provide a superior product that combines cutting edge composites and advanced product engineering.
The Lock Tech Match (LTM) Trigger System is a single stage safety lock system that incorporates a safety hook to lock the hammer in place to ensure the firearm can never shoot while in safe mode. Current trigger systems on the market can still fire if dropped or jostled. Christensen introduces technology that prevents the chance of an accidental discharge. The LTM Trigger System is available on the CA-10, CA-15, and new CD-10 and CD-15.
The new Castle Doctrine Modern Sporting Rifle (CD-10 and CD-15) comes with a new OSS suppressor for reduced flash and noise upon firing. The OSS Suppressor is manufactured with suppression technology based on real world, wartime, and commercial demands. The component combines all OSS technologies into a single unit creating a revolutionary modular suppression device that utilizes 12 patented technologies. This system is specifically engineered to a weapon’s operating system, caliber, and barrel length. The OSS Suppressor unit effectively reduces visual and audio signature, back pressure, expelled gases, and operating system wear to give shooters optimal suppression performance. The CD AR is inspired by the Castle Doctrine and designed with force and protection in mind.
The new Christensen Bolt Action is precisely cut, not casted, to its final form with electrical discharge machining (wire EDM) to deliver high accuracy and consistency. Christensen Bolt Action is equipped with a drop magazine and nitrite coated bolt and receiver. Available in both short and long versions for the tactical and hunting markets, the Christensen Bolt Action offers precision, versatility, and dependability.
For the first time, Christensen now offers a lower price point barrel line made with stainless steel that is highly durable and rigid. Christensen’s carbon-fiber barrel line is still developed with their patented lightweight carbon-fiber technology, designed to increase the longevity, durability and accuracy in varying temperatures. Both barrel lines are available in matchgrade and select match-grade. Match-grade indicates that the bore measures within .0005 inches of the standard diameter and does not vary more than .0003 inches for the length of the barrel. In select match-grade, the groove diameter air gauges within .0003 inches of the standard diameter and does not vary more than .0001 inches for the entire length of the barrel. Both barrel grades have a maximum Total Indicator Runout (TIR) of .003 inches or less, indicating a minimal tolerance for straightness deviation.
“Our aerospace industry DNA constantly fuels our capability to develop new products,” said Jason Christensen, president of Christensen Arms. “We focus on not only what our customers want now, but what they don’t know is possible. Our new products extend our promise to outperform in quality, experience, performance, technology, and selection.”