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LWRCI™ DI  –Direct Impingement Carbine wins American Rifleman

2016 NRA Golden Bullseye Award for Rifle of the Year


Cambridge, MD (March 2,  2017) – A direct descendant of the rifles developed by LWRCI to meet the requirements of the U.S. Army Individual Carbine program, the IC-A5 has been recognized by the NRA with the prestigious Golden Bullseye Award for Shooting Illustrated Rifle of the Year.  Designed with revolutionary new features, yet maintaining the basic M4/AR15/M16 architecture, the IC A5 delivers best-in-class design, optimal ergonomics and flawless functionality.

“The Annual NRA Golden Bullseye Awards exemplify what NRA members want in their shooting and hunting equipment—outstanding performance, innovative design and value”, said Doug Hamlin, Executive Director of NRA Publications.  

“The IC-A5 is clearly a ‘Step-Up’ luxury AR design with the best and most innovative LWRCI features. The result is the most advanced, reliable, and durable rifle on the market,” says David Ridley, senior vice president sales and marketing.  “The LWRCI-IC-A5 raises the bar on reliability, ease of maintenance and innovative features.  Being recognized by the NRA with this award is a testament to LWRCI’s continued focus upon building the absolute best quality and highest performance into every rifle and carbine we manufacture.”

Built on the revolutionary, patented LWRCI™ short-stroke gas piston system, the IC-A5 is engineered with advanced features like a Monoforge™ upper receiver with integrated rail-base, full 12” Rail system, two-position adjustable gas block, Nicorr treated LWRCI™ cold hammer-forged spiral fluted barrel, dual control fully ambidextrous lower receiver includes bolt catch, magazine release and fire control and more. The LWRCI™ IC-A5 Individual Carbine is an evolved rifle with greater reliability, increased longevity and improved ergonomics.  

LWRC International introduces its first all new Direct Impingement rifle scheduled to hit dealer shelves now.  Built from the ground up, this LWRCI™ is a completely new Direct Impingement rifle featuring many of the same high performance attributes found in its popular Gas Piston-Luxury AR line up.

“The LWRCI-DI was born out of the U.S. Military M4 PIP program that called for longer barrel life, ambi charging handle and safety, more reliable bolt carrier group and user configurable floating rail system”, says David Ridley, Senior vice president sales and marketing.  “The LWRCI-DI excels on all counts, offering our customers an advanced DI rifle at a price that will surprise you. It is truly a ‘Step-Up’ from the basic direct impingement rifles on the market”

LWRCI’s commitment to craftsmanship and design excellence is clearly evident in the all new LWRCI-DI, delivering the quality the discerning shooter demands, and innovation customers have come to expect from LWRCI.  Custom rifle features including:  MonoforgeÔ upper, modular one-piece free float rail, LWRCI cold hammer-forged Spiral fluted barrel, fully ambidextrous lower controls: Mag Release, Bolt Catch/Releasae and Selector switch, angled ergonomic Fore Grip, Mil-Spec 6-position buffer tube and LWRCI proprietary advanced DI Bolt Carrier group with keyless gas key.  

The all new LWRCI-DI will be available starting December 1.  Dealers looking to stock the new LWRCI-DI can contact an Authorized LWRCI Wholesale Distributor.  Not just another direct impingement rifle- it’s an LWRCI-DI.

DI Elevated. Improved. Enhanced.

About LWRC International


Based in Cambridge, Maryland, LWRC International is a designer and manufacturer of high performance firearms.  Its mission is to deliver absolute reliability, consistent accuracy and extreme durability in its products.  Through innovative design, engineering excellence, cutting edge manufacturing processes, and materials technologies; LWRCI products are built to perform and exceed end users expectations.




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