Schmeisser Rifles at IWA 2016 (Germany)

Eric B
by Eric B

Schmeisser normally houses in the Waffen Schumacher booth at IWA, and this year was no exception.

Some of these pictures are from the spring of 2016, but it’s the first time they’ve been published and they’re unique to TFB.

All Schmeisser AR15s are chambered to shoot both .223 Remington and 5,6×45 NATO. The press material doesn’t mention if the chamber is .223 Wylde or not, but I presume so.

Below: The AR15 S4F model with a 10,5” barrel is 2 299 Euros. All the F-models come with the latest
Schmeisser Flip-Up BUIS sight. The optics are from FALKE in Germany. The 9×19 mm carbine can be seen partly.

Below: Top M5F including Falke optics with M5FL underneath, both with 16,75” barrels.

Falke 1-6 x 24 TAC Mil DOT is the name of the scope.

The steel gray model is the Schmeisser AR-15 Dynamic Rifle, with skeletonized logotype on the magwell as TFB reported about recently. The weight is only 2.9 kilograms.

Full name: AR15 Dynamic M5FL 16,75”, and it stands out among all the other black rifles.

The price of the is 2 790 Euro, which equates to roughly 3 200 USD. A lot of money, but relatively competitive for Europe.

Below: The top rifle is a Schmeisser AR15 LMR 18”. According to the manufacturer the surface is deep black hard anodized with minimal tolerances and a high precision barrel. The LMR features a crisp trigger pull and uses top of the line components made in Germany. The trigger’s first stage is 1.200 g
and the 2:nd stage is 1.300 g.

For some reason Germans seem to love quad-rails, or similar versions with as lot of Picatinny.

The LMR 18″ has a stock with an integrated spare magazine and ambidextrous quick-detachable sling swivel inserts. The steel gas block fits under the handguard and withstands maximum barrel heat.

The Schmeisser AR15 below the LMR is an Ultramatch 20”, with a stainless steel barrel. Also available in black oxide (not pictured).

LMR 18″ below.

A “basic” Schmeisser, like the AR15 M4F 14,5” or M5F 16,75” starts around 2 200 Euro, or about 2 500 USD. The M4 14,5” is 2 090 Euro.

There is also a AR15 M22F 16,75” in .22LR at 1 299 Euro and a 9×19 mm AR15 Carbine 16,75” (9×19)
at 2 299 Euro. These lowers from 9×19 mm or .22 LR rifles can quickly be converted to .223 Rem.

The Schmeisser video is pretty cool:

There was also a Schmeisser 1911 released, which is new to the company.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Henry Reed Henry Reed on Sep 28, 2016

    Is that a DI gun being shot right out of the water?


  • KiwiShooter KiwiShooter on Sep 29, 2016

    I can attest to the quality of these as I have had a Schmeisser AR15 for 4 years now. In that time it has successfully unloaded somewhere in the vicinity of 5000 rounds without a single malfunction. It's also proven to be very accurate. There were quite a few sold into New Zealand at a time when US made gear was hard to come by. That has since changed and the US made rifles have become far more popular. They are nice guns, but if faced with buying one again versus a high end US brand, price would be the only deciding factor.