Australian AR-15 Rifles by Wedgetail Industries

    Not deterred by now highly restrictive ownership rules in Australia, a new company called Wedgetail Industries has started manufacturing semi-automatic AR-15s for domestic sale. Named after a large Australian bird of prey, the wedgetailed eagle, the company is manufacturing many of the critical components for the AR-15 including, but not limited to:

    • Barrel
    • Bolt
    • Bolt Carrier
    • Trigger Group
    • Upper Receiver
    • & Lower Receiver.

    Being that the weapon is already restricted, Wedgetail is offering the weapon in what the US would classify as “short barrel” and standard rifles. The first offerings include a 10.5″, a 14.5″, and 16″ carbine. All weapons are 100% ambidextrous, using an ambi charging handle, Norgon ambi-catch, and a Teal Blue Bravo PDQ style bolt catch/release.


    Being manufactured for a highly restricted market with few customers to defray start-up, engineering, and other costs, the Wedgetail is not inexpensive. Retail is set at $5,800+ Australian dollars for the 16″ rifle. Stand-alone uppers are also available.

    The targeted market is law enforcement, goverment, and private feral animal control. Generally speaking, there are few others who can own semi-automatic AR-15s due to Australia’s restrictions.

    Thanks, Richard!


    Specs on the WT-15 Rifle (Courtesy of Wedgetail): 

    WT15 series rifles are designed and made in Australia to the highest uncompromising standards. Built by professionals for professionals. The WT15 is purpose designed with ambidextrous controls and a lifetime warranty. Wedgetail Industries offers full spare parts availability, servicing and support to ensure maximum deployment time.

    WT Lower Receiver

         Model– Australian made 7075-T6 lower receiver with integrated trigger guard

         Finish– Hard anodizing (MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2)

         Trigger– Wedgetail Industries single stage cassette trigger

         Extension– Mil-spec 6 position receiver extension

         Sling Plate – BCM Gunfighter™ QD end plate

         Bolt carrier catch – Wedgetail Industries ambidextrous BCG release lever

    WT Upper Receiver

         Model– Australian made 7075-T6 upper receiver with extended feed ramps

         Finish– Hard anodizing (MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2)

         Charging Handle– BCM Gunfighter™ ambidextrous charging handle

    WT Bolt Carrier Group

        Bolt :Australian made HPT/MPI (high pressure tested, magnetic particle inspected)

        Bolt Carrier : Australian made M type carrier with super slick coating


        BCM Gunfighter™ KMR ALPHA 13 KeyMod™ Free Float Handguard

    WT Barrel

         Caliber- 5.56/.223 Wylde Chamber

         Length– 16” , Steel 1/8 twist

         Gas Block– Low profile .750

         Muzzle Device– A2 Flash hider, 1/2-28 thread


         Stock– Magpul™ CTR stock

         Grip– Magpul™ MOE grip

    Optional Accessories

         Magpul™ folding sights

         Magpul™ STR stock

         Magpul™ MOE fixed stock

         30 Rnd. magazine


    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.