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Colt Is Buying LWRC! *Yawn

Since it’s being reported elsewhere I’ll share what has been floating around for some time, Colt is supposedly buying LWRC. Nobody has any real details yet because it hasn’t actually happened…yet. So if somebody tells you they have facts, they don’t. Until the ink is dry, it’s all just a rumor.

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13 Responses to “Colt Is Buying LWRC! *Yawn”

  1. Chris says:

    What would this mean for the LWRC brand? Any changes? I heard LWRC showed a DI rifle or at least parts at SHOT Show. Would that be a precursor to more traditional (ie DI) AR products with LWRC labeling?

    • Mike says:

      Their rifles use a short-stroke piston systems which really isn’t that far off from traditional DI systems anyway. The gas portion is different, but otherwise the BCG and other operating parts are the same. I could see a little more concern, maybe, if they were going from long-stroke to DI, but not really even then.

      And their booth looked pretty par for the course, nothing radical or different at SHOT14. Highlights include the LR7 prototype which holds NY-legal seven rounds and the SixEight PDW (people called it the Storm Trooper gun), and the M6 PDW. If you like their stuff I wouldn’t worry too much about a change until more develops.

  2. Mike Perry says:

    They’re also moving it out of Maryland.

  3. Matt says:

    Only DI rifle at LWRCI booth was actually .300 BLK upper

  4. Stefan S. says:

    Say it ain’t so Joe? There goes a perfectly good company and top-tier rifles down the crapper!

  5. Nick says:

    I have feeling that my hopes of a keymod LWRC isn’t gonna happen soon.

  6. Joe says:

    I hope this doesn’t happen. I need to buy a rifle before the change comes if it does.

  7. Bob says:

    It has come to light that this was a publicity stunt started by someone higher up at LWRC. They fooled several online firearm related magazines

    • SSD says:

      Like I said, I prefer to see signed paperwork or an actual formal announcement.