Masterpiece Arms MPAR 556 Rifle

    MasterPiece Arms, best known for their MPA Defender MAC-10 clones, has developed a new AR-like semi-automatic rifle called the MPAR 556. The rifle will be unveiled at SHOT Show in January.

    The rifle features a short stroke piston, side folding fully machined aluminum stock and a side charging handle.

    The feature heavy design has been under development for the past 10 months and will feature some serious upgrades including a short stroke piston design, lightweight Free Floating 2 piece aluminum handguard with user located picatinny rails, an innovative front handguard cap to keep debris out of the internals of the handguard will providing strength and stability to the assembly, side folder fully machined aluminum buttstock, locked bolt action, side charging handle with forward assist, flip up front and rear sights and compatible with AR15/M16 magazines. The weapon will be phosphate/hardcoat anodized.

    The MSRP will be $959 and it will go on sale in the first quarter of next year1

    [ Many thanks to Jacob for the tip. ]

    1. Just keep in mind that most new guns end up being delayed. 

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