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SHOT Show Industry Day At The Range – CMMG Guard


The Guard is an AR-15 pattern pistol caliber carbine manufactured by CMMG. With a receiver crafted from billet 7075 aluminum, the Guard features CMMG’s Radial Delayed blowback action. Noted by a CMMG rep to be the US answer to H&K’s roller delayed blowback action, Radial Delayed Blowback utilizes a bolt that forced to rotate and unlock from the chamber upon firing, slowing the carrier group enough to safely cycle. This unique action allows for a lighter bolt carrier group and buffer than would traditionally be required for pistol-caliber AR pattern weapons, and also reduces felt recoil.

The Guard is designed to accept Glock magazines, and is available in both 9mm and .45 ACP.


2 Responses to “SHOT Show Industry Day At The Range – CMMG Guard”

  1. Stu says:


    Did you get your hands on it? Shoot it?

    Was the Manual of Arms similar/disimilar to its bigger brothers or is this rifle more of a cousin?

    • It operates virtually the same as any AR. The mag release button is much wider, and a bit recessed when compared to a stock release, so it took a bit of fumbling to drop the mag.