Swedish SWAT – LWRCI IC-Enhanced in action

Four armed and masked robbers were hunted by the Swedish SWAT in Gothenburg.

They managed to hunt and locate three robbers. After some more searching they managed to find the fourth robber in the vicinity.

The SWAT Team were seen carrying LWRCI IC-Enhanced (IC-E) rifles.

Source: Reader picture from Aftonbladet.

Source: Reader picture from Aftonbladet.

Due to the poor quality of the image it’s difficult to identify the optics, but I guess Aimpoint Micro with a magnifier, possibly with a Spuhr mount / raiser. By the looks of it, the sling is the same as the reference below. The pistol is most likely a SIG. To my knowledge no shots were fired.

Below are the unique TFB pictures of the IC-E as used by the Swedish Police.

This is the second time (to my knowledge) that the new Swedish Police IC-E rifle is seen in public, this time in a real manhunt.

TFB reported previously about this, and this article with more in-depth information is available here.

In the turmoil during the chase, as they were running and crossing the E20 highway, one police was hit by a car by accident. Unfortunately he did not survive.

Sources: Aftonbladet and Expressen.



Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


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  • Brett baker

    So, Eric, when do we get the rant that the land of Ljunmann has to depend on the Yankees for It’s gear?😉

    • Anonymoose

      Sweden has fallen a long way.

      • Haulin’ Oats

        So has America. Back in the day a man hunt was a citizen effort on horseback and every man with a gun was searching for the bad guy. The search for John Wilkes Booth is a prime example.

  • John

    Why mount the optic so far forward?

    • Twilight sparkle

      You get a less obstructed field of view the further forward you go and it gives you more wiggle room for a magnifier or other accessories, lwrc used an almost monolithic railed upper for these rifles so they can afford to go further forward than most ar-15s without risking a degradation in accuracy

    • Anonymoose

      Common practice for reflex sights. Besides giving you less of a tunnel-vision effect, it lets you put a QD magnifier or night vision scope behind the red dot.

  • LWRCi’s DI is currently going on a pretty incredible sale right now as they are switching out their handguard to M LOK. Normally $1600 rifle, now being blown out for $1000 shipped.

    • Disgruntled

      Same quality, more features, less money.

      • No one

        I’m not an H&K fanboy by any means, but LWRC isn’t exactly a budget brand as far as AR-15s go.

        • Disgruntled

          Definitely not, but most guns on the market are cheaper than hk.

    • feetpiece _

      Parts will still be manufactured/available during the next Winter War 😉

    • Bulldogdriver

      This rifle should be the USMC standard issue rifle instead of procuring more HK416. It is similar in quality and durability but is significantly lighter and made in USA.

  • Jeff S

    I wonder where the four robbers were from?

    • Just Say’n

      They are so PC over there they’ll never say.
      (My wife is Swedish)

    • The Osprey

      Derkaderkastan, most likely.

  • FredXDerf

    Does anyone else think that optic is a little far forward? I get eye relief and BAC and I suppose it’s a matter of personal preference, but I put mine about an inch farther back. Does anyone else put them that far forward like in the photo? Just curious what works best for people.

    • Alex A.

      I’ve seen dudes put Eotechs w/AA batteries as far forward as where the front sight post goes. For me personally as well that aimpoint is to far forward.
      I don’t care for aimpoints anyways just because it seems like they block a lot of the view around the tube. I’m just not ninja enough.

    • US Army found that mounting Aimpoints as far forward as feasible worked better. It also allows you to slide a magnifier or NVG behind the red dot while maintaining your correct eye relief for the magnifier or NVG.

      Remember, true 1x red dot sights don’t *have* an “eye relief” requirement.

  • Eric B.

    Well, if I wanted an AR my first choice would be an LWRCI piston driven rifle, likely the CSASS version. Good to see the Swedes have chosen the best of this design – and one of the most expensive.
    I hope LWRCI has made the heat sink at the forearm attachment better so the forearm does not heat up a lot as it does on there previous version.