The Land Warfare Resources Corporation’s M6A2 is a semi-automatic tactical rifle chambered in 5.56 NATO and 6.8mm Rem. SPC. LWRC, founded in 1999, specializes in making AR15- and M16-style rifles, but with a handful of trademark features. The M6A2 is very similar to the M6A1 except it has a VLTOR Emod stock. The stock has a rubber butt plate, it’s slightly wider at the toe, extendable and has an adjustable for length of pull, and has a small compartment capable of holding two AA batteries.
The M6A2 uses standard LWRC features such as a short-stroke gas-piston operating system where the propellant gases are cycled from the barrel into a tube and then directed onto a piston, which drives the bolt back. Since gas isn’t entering the bolt directly, carbon buildup is reduced in turn it requires less maintenance. The bolt was treated with a proprietary nickel coating that makes the action corrosion resistant and adds a permanent lubrication, which increases functionality in wet or sandy conditions. It has a cold hammer forged barrel, so a machine carefully carved the grooves in the bore. This process produces solid grooves and improves the rifling’s durability. The barrel itself was treated with NiCorr, which is often compared to chrome, but unlike chrome it applies evenly. NiCorr treatment makes the barrel wear and corrosion resistant, and adds lubricity and durability.
An optional trademark feature is Cerakote ceramic finish instead of a black anodized finish. It adds the corrosion resistance of Teflon, but is supposed to be more durable (add $150).
Other features include a target crown that helps maintain barrel harmonics so when a round is fired the barrel’s vibrations won’t throw off the projectile’s trajectory, an ergonomically friendly Magpul grip, Back Up Iron Sights (BUIS) and a Picatinny rail for easy mounting of a scope or sights.
LWRC recommends the M6A2 for tactical use such as law enforcement or military, but also for competitive shooting.
|Caliber:||5.56 NATO<br />6.8mm Rem. SPC|
|Sights:||BUIS front and rear|
|Features:||*Specs listed are for the 16.1" barrel<br />Magpul grip; short stroke piston; cold hammer forged barrel treated with NiCorr; and bolt carrier treated with a proprietary nickel coating|
|Material/Finish:||Steel/black anodized (standard)<br />Steel/flat dark earth cerakote<br />Steel/od green cerakote|
|Barrel Length:||*16.1"<br />10.5"<br />12.7"<br />14.7"|
|Twist:||1 in 10"<br />1 in 7"|
|Overall Length:||33.3 to 36.5"|