CMMG announced a new mid sized AR style rifle that is designed for larger diameter cartridges. Called the MkW Anvil, CMMG custom designed this gun to use the strength offered by AR-10 components, but with an eye to keeping the platform close to the AR-15 compatibility originally envisioned for the .458 SOCOM cartridge.
At the 2012 SHOT Show, Aaron brought us a video of a muzzle loading, black powder AR-15 upper from CMMG. Â At that time, it was unknown if the company would actually bring this to market. Â Well…they have.
The one and only AR upper that turns your modern rifle into a black powder gun is a reality. Â It mounts to any mil-spec lower and is sure to get you some puzzled looks at hunting camp during black powder season.
Any normal 50 caliber projectile, including sabots, can be fired from this kit. Â Up to 100 grains of pelletized powder can be used to propel said projectile. Â To fire the gun, you insert the “Single Shot Sled” into the magazine well and chamber a primed, but otherwise empty, 5.56/.223 case into the chamber. Â Pull the trigger and the primer ignites the black powder. Â Boom.
Watch the video from the SHOT Show below to see how the gun is set up.
CMMG announced several new products at the 2012 SHOT Show. Â Aaron caught up with them and took a look at the new CMMG Revolution and CMMG M300 rifles.
Being from Missouri I had to stop by and check out the latest from CMMG. Â At the CMMG booth, I talked with Larry Wayland who sells their rifles through his retail store, and works closely with the CMMG staff.
The explosion of the .300 Blackout cartridge focused my attention to the CMMG M300, but while there Larry also showed me a very interesting new development that CMMG has been playing with. Itâ€™s called the Revolution model upper receiver and hand guard. This is an innovative AR-platform concept and CMMG has the patents. In addition to the .300 Blackout rifles coming out, the Revolution system is offered on their standard 5.56mm rifles as well.
This new creation from CMMG allows for an ambidextrous upper receiver. Not in the traditional sense, but instead the receiver is milled to allow the same receiver to service a right-handed or a left-handed shooter. This innovation cuts an ejection port on both sides of the receiver. So the selected shooting configuration (right/left handed) has a bolt-on plate containing the ejection port and forward assist knob. The other side of the receiver has a bolted on plate covering that ejection port.