Washington-based Zev Technologies this month lifted the curtain on its new Core Duty Rifle, which the company says are intended "for professional end-users and serious shooters alike."

Using a 16-inch Chromoly barrel with 5R rifling and a melonite QPQ finish, the rifle comes in at a functional 7 pounds. Drawing from the company's high-performance catalog, it is outfitted standard with a Zev Muzzle Device billed to provide both signature reduction and flat shooting compensation, a crisp and clean-breaking nickel boron coated Enhanced Duty two-stage trigger, free-floating Wedge Lock handguard with M-LOK slots, and a Radian Talon Ambi safety. The bolt carrier group is chrome-lined with a manganese phosphate finish.

"The Core Duty Rifle achieves what matters most, reliability, accuracy, and durability," said the company in a presser. 

The Core Duty Rifle from Zev uses a mid-length gas system with a low-profile fixed gas block.
It includes a Magpul SL adjustable buttstock, Magpul MOE grip, and ships with a 30-round PMAG. 

MSRP is $1,499, which, for all of the features and 2021 taken into account, isn't bad.