The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service Selects RISE Armament Rifles in .223 Wylde

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    The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service have selected RISE Armament to provide new patrol carbines. The new carbines will be chambered in .223 Wylde. The Marshal Service selected the RISE Watchman, which was specially developed for Law Enforcement officers.

    The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service has more than 32 Deputy Marshals and has jurisdiction throughout the Cherokee Nation. The Marshal Service has ordered 30 16-inch barrel rifles and a number of pistols with 11.5-inch barrels.

    Here’s RISE’s press release on the contract:

    RISE Armament, a premier manufacturer and supplier of AR firearms and components, is pleased to announce that the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, selected RISE’s Watchman in patrol rifle and pistol configurations chambered in .223 Wylde.

    The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service requested a demonstration of the Watchman rifle, a firearm designed specifically for law enforcement use. RISE spent a day on the range with the marshals, who ran the rifles through multiple drills that tested accuracy, dependability, and durability.

    After extensive testing of multiple high-end manufacturers’ rifles, the marshal service determined that the RISE Armament Watchman not only was the best-performing rifle, but also provided the most value.

    “RISE is honored to have the Watchman rifle and pistol selected for field use by the Cherokee Marshals,” stated Matt Torres, president of RISE Armament. “The Watchman was designed specifically for law enforcement purposes, and it’s exciting to see it meeting the high standards we set for it.”

    The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service ordered 30 Watchman patrol rifles with 16-inch barrels and also ordered several Watchman pistols with 11.5-inch barrels.

    RISE Armament developed the Watchman with input from SWAT/SOT/SRT officers, patrol officers, military snipers, professional firearms instructors, and competitive shooters to ensure it combines the best in functionality, accuracy, dependability, and affordability.

    Both the patrol and pistol versions feature a free-floating, match-grade 416R stainless steel barrel with proprietary fluting for weight reduction. The Watchman has RISE Armament’s LE145 Tactical Trigger, which has a crisp, balanced break and 4.5-pound pull. It has a precision-machined aluminum handguard with a continuous 12 o’clock top rail, MLOK slots for attachments, and a skeletonized design for weight reduction. The rifle is sub-MOA accurate with duty ammo.

    RISE Armament specializes in the design and manufacturing of AR-15s, triggers, barrels, and muzzle devices, and more for civilian, military, and law enforcement uses. For more information about RISE Armament products, visit

    At this year’s SHOT Show Joel had a chance to speak to RISE Armaments and put some rounds through a Watchman, take a look at the video here.

    Matthew Moss

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    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written for a variety of publications in both the US and UK he also runs, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of, a new video series on historically significant small arms.

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