TFB B-Side Podcast: WWSD 2020 With Russel and Karl

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About a week ago, you guys got to read my take on the WWSD 2020 rifle. Love it or hate it, the rifle has generated quite the buzz in the firearms community over the last couple of years and I thought it might be prudent to bring the designers of the WWSD and KP-15 projects on the TFB Podcast to explain the story from the start of the project to where we find ourselves today. Karl and Russel graciously agreed once again to come on the TFB Podcast and lend us their time to hopefully answer some of your nagging questions about the KP-15 and WWSD 2020 rifle.

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TFB B-Side Podcast: WWSD 2020 With Russel and Karl

TFB B-Side Podcast: WWSD 2020 With Russel and Karl

In today’s episode we bring back Karl Kasarda of InRangeTV and Russell Phagan of KE Arms to talk about the WWSD 2020 rifle project. The WWSD 2020 has quite the tale in terms of how it came to be one of Brownells’ best selling rifles. Like many projects, it started out as just an idea but quickly grew to become something much more than that. Today both Karl and Russel explain the how the WWSD 2020 came to be the way it is, how KE Arms became involved in the project, and where KE Arms and the WWSD project are headed in the future. Please welcome once again, Russell and Karl to the program.

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  • Will caputo Will caputo on Jun 24, 2022

    the WWSD is a rifle that seems to accomplish what its 'designers' had gone for. that of a lightweight rifle that was reliable and accurate enough, at the cost of extreme durability as well as literally money. its not perfect by any means, and to be honest, there aren't many parts of it that are innovative, but the basis seemed to be sound and the combination of parts seems to have produced a rifle that meets the goals. the question is where to take the rifle from here.

    in my opinion, the core of the system, the Polymer Lower Receiver is where the money is at. the Upper is cool and all, but not everyone has the same needs and as designed, you can kinda swap the upper whenever you might need to. the P-lower takes a lot of weight and parts out of the system, and adds in some ambi features, as well as an enhanced FCG.

    and it would seem that KE Arms agrees with this based on the fact that they released the CDR and their newer, even less expensive $600 version. if it were me, I think I'd get the CDR, or just get the lower and figure out the Upper separately

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    • Gunsandrockets Gunsandrockets on Jun 25, 2022

      @Cymond Take an old Colt 20 inch pencil-barrel carry-handle upper, and plunk it into a WWSD lower?

  • BattleshipGrey BattleshipGrey on Jun 25, 2022

    Let's keep the comments on topic, please. Personal attacks can and have lead to account bans.