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.