Remington GPC (Gas Piston Carbine)

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The Remington GPC was on display for the first time ever today. It makes use of a propriety gas system that is not based on the Bushmaster piston or the piston system of any other company (the company has been careful to avoid using patented technology).

Remington GPC

The GPC will be Remington’s entry into the DoD M4 upgrade competition, while the Remington ACR is the entry into the next-gen carbine competition. The company has got all bases covered!

I was unfortunately not allowed to disassemble the gas system.

Piston can be seen through handguard.

The good news is that Remington plan on selling a semi-automatic version of this rifle to civilians. Either complete rifles or uppers will be offered. Don’t expect them before the 2nd quarter of next year.

Note the angler shaped receiver. This us just for looks. The bolt is monolithic but dimensions are not different.
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Lance Lance on Jan 31, 2010

    No Iread a few articles and talked to some who know some solders buying REC 7 uppers and bring them over seas with them. There is much intrest in GPCs.

  • Buck Adams Buck Adams on Jan 02, 2012

    I don't foresee the army going away from the m4 for a long time. I think now they pay an appropriate price for them while Colt had been over-inflating the price for a couple of decades. I like the idea of the Remington piston carbine here but it most likely won't ever materialize as an army weapon. The marines may be sneaking their M4s out the backdoor and replacing it with the IAR H&K416. I know it's supposedly a SAW replacement but I have a hunch somebody high in rank is going to do some sneaky paperwork shuffling to gitter dun.