Lancer Advanced Weapons and Components introduced their L30 Series Rifle at the SHOT Show Media Day at the Range. The L30 is designed to be a larger caliber, precision semi-auto rifle. The L30 will accept the new L7 Advanced Warfighter Magazines, but will accept other SR25/DPMS style magazines as well.
The foundation of the Lancer L30 is the patented lower receiver design that incorporates an oversized magazine release button, ambidextrous bolt release lever, and a removable magwell extension. It is the later that really displays the ingenuity of the Lancer engineers, and is a patented advancement to the AR design. The magwell extensions are precision machined from billet aluminum, with features that will match the lower receiver. The extensions are made to tolerances that eliminate the potential for rattling when the rifle is fired.
The magazine well extension attaches to the lower receiver using a captured rail. The extension locks into place using the standard front takedown pin. This design is very beneficial because it allows the shooter to remove the magwell extension without using any specialized tools. The L30 ships without the magwell extension attached, or in a standard configuration, but simple instructions are provided for the shooter that desires to upgrade with this accessory.
In addition, the DMM-R/L version has a relief cut away on either the right or left side (shooter preference) that is designed to facilitate loading magazines while the shooter is in the prone position. I could also see this as being beneficial to shooters who need to reload quickly and confidently whether for competition or duty.
The upper receiver has the Lancer free-floating, carbon-fiber handguard. In addition, the sight rail on top of the receiver extends beyond the receiver to provide a rigid platform for a variety of optics. The sight rail comes in a multiple lengths, and has an optional 20MOA taper.
- Mission configurable lower receiver
- Changeable magazine well extensions
- Magazine well extension sizes: Tactical, DMM-R/L (Relief cut on right or left side), Competition
- Upper and Lower receiver are machined 7075-T6 aluminum
- Integral carbon-fiber hand guard
- 20 MOA Picatinny sight rail available
- Magazine well extensions are machined billet aluminum
- Oversized magazine release button
- Ambidextrous bolt release
- MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2 coating.
In addition to the above features, the L30 has the following options available:
Available calibers – .243 Win, .260 Rem, 6.5mm and 6mm Creedmoor, .308/7.62x51mm
Available configurations – L30 Heavy Metal, L30 Designated Marksman, L30 Long Range Tactical, L30 Modern Battle Rifle, and L30 Hunter.