[SHOT 2020] LWRC SMG-45 and REPR MKII Elite

    LWRC SMG-45

    [SHOT 2020] LWRC SMG-45

    LWRC introduced refinements for both their REPR MKII rifles and for the SMG-45. Both products aren’t new to the market, but LWRC is looking to make their firearms even better.  I had a chance to spend some time behind both these firearms Industry Range Day, as well as on the SHOT show floor. This is what I found.


    LWRC SMG-45

    [SHOT 2020] LWRC SMG-45

    The SMG-45 was released at the end of 2019 but at SHOT 2020 LWRC had more to say about the platform.  By popular demand, LWRC confirmed that they are working on a 9x19mm version of the SMG-45, but did not confirm a release date. They did indicate it would be using 9mm UMP-pattern magazines as well.

    LWRC SMG-45 Magazine

    [SHOT 2020] LWRC SMG-45 Magazine

    As UMP magazines grow rarer by the day, LWRC has come to the rescue.  During the industry day demo, LWRC pointed out a marking on the bottom of the magazine.  What looked like a factory UMP magazine was actually the new SMG-45 magazine manufactured by LWRC.  Best of all, it’s already for sale on their web store.

    The gun is an incredibly smooth shooter, and I hope to see it in a local gun store soon.



    [SHOT 2020] REPR MKII

    The REPR MKII rifles from LWRC now have even more precision accessories and barrel lengths options available.


    [SHOT 2020] REPR MKII

    The REPR family of rifles uses a perfect blend of lightweight barrels, and uses a very reliable short-stroke gas piston system.


    [SHOT 2020] REPR MKII Piston Adjustment

    The piston system in the REPR MKII now has 20 adjustment settings.  This allows the end-user the ability to fine-tune their rifle even more.


    [SHOT 2020] REPR MKII Elite

    The flagship of the new REPR MKII line is the new Elite, and everything about this rifle screams performance.

    REPR MKII Elite Specs

    • Barrel: 22″ 6.5 Creedmoor Carbon Fiber (or Stainless) PROOF Research Barrel
    • Weight: 10.5 lbs
    • Stock: Magpul PRS
    • Muzzle Device: LWRCI Ultra Static Brake
    • Trigger: Geissele SSA-E 2-Stage Precision Trigger
    • 20 Position Tunable Gas Block
    • Non-Reciprocating Side Charging Handle or Rear Charging Handle

    For more information on the SMG-45 or REPR MKII head on over to LWRC’s website.

    Austin R

    The author is a military contractor who enjoys conducting independent firearms research and reloading. Article inquiries and suggestions are welcome at austinjrex at gmail.com