LWRCi Now Offering a DI Modern Sporting Rifle

Nathan S
by Nathan S

In a move to broaden its appeal from its traditional base of piston-based AR’s, LWRC International has announced the release of its new Direct Impingement rifle, the LWRCI-DI. Like the basic name implies it is basically a standard rifle, but with LWRC’s premium twist (including spiral fluted barrel).

Of principal interest (but hardly mentioned), the rifle is fully and completely ambidextrous, minus ejection. The lower features LWRC’s ambi bolt catch and release, magazine catch, safety / selector, and LWRC’s stock.

The upper on the other hand, is a bit more bland. Dissapointingly, LWRC has not yet moved to a M-LOK or KeyMod rail system. Users will still need source rail panels and accessories directly from LWRC. But, to round out the ambidextrous functionality, it does have LWRC’s Ambi Charging Handle.

Other fun features are NiCorr treated gas block and tube (basically, a nitrocarburization process), a enhanced trigger guard, LWRC’s Compact Stock, and a nickel-boron coated “keyless” bolt carrier group.

Specs on the Rifle:

  • 5.56 Nato Chambering
  • 1/7 RH Twist Barrel
  • 16.1″ Cold Hammer Forged Barrel
  • 6.7 Lbs (3.03 kg)
  • Over All Length from 32 to 35.25″

No pricing has been released for the LWRCI-DI, but we’ll keep an eye out for additional details (and go hands-on at SHOTShow), but pricing is expected to be in line with LWRC’s premium offerings.

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • Evan Evan on Dec 04, 2015

    So basically a company that made good guns is making junk for idiots who want the worst feature of the AR platform? Sad. I would never buy a DGI gun, it's an amazingly stupid system that offers zero advantage over piston.

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    • Evan Evan on Dec 08, 2015

      @Larry Sounds like you ought to take his advice. Because you're actually arguing that a system that blows hot gas and carbon directly into all the working parts of a firearm is a good thing.

  • Jon R. Jon R. on Dec 05, 2015

    Possibly joining the 300 Blackout bandwagon?