Grendel S-16

     Notes: Realizing the crop of 9mm Parabellum-based silenced weapons lacked much in the way of punch or range, and loading standard assault rifle cartridges with the lesser amount of powder to reduce their power to the point where they could function properly with a silencer also reduced their damaging and penetration abilities to the point of ineffectiveness, Grendel designed a new round that would have decent range, good damaging ability, and some capability to penetrate body armor.  They reduced the length of a standard 7.62mm NATO bullet and added a heavy metal core, then loaded it in a reduced-length case and added just enough powder to propel it as fast as possible without breaking the sound barrier.  They coupled this with a barrel that has a very rapid twist, and then modified an M-16 to fire the new round.  The result is a weapon that is very quiet, but rather lethal, even at ranges out to 300 meters.  The magazines are modified 20-round M-16 magazines.  The cost of this weapon includes a telescopic sight.  There has been some experimentation by US military snipers, and it is rumored to have received its first battle testing recently in Afghanistan. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon was quite popular with NATO special operations forces, especially their snipers, and some even filtered down to regular military snipers. 

     Merc 2000 Notes: The S-16 is listed by Grendel has having a decent amount of sales, but always to “unnamed parties.”

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Grendel S-16

7.62mm Grendel Subsonic

4.3 kg

20

$765

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Grendel S-16

3

3

1-Nil

6

2

3

33

 

Grey Ghost Precision Specter

     Notes: The Specter is a series of high-quality assault rifles, as well as one DMR.  Though branded Grey Ghost Precision, the Specters are actually built by Mega Arms, though the parts are supplied by Grey Ghost.  Prototypes of the Specter were put through their paces by troops training for deployment to Afghanistan (though those particular troops never actually got posted to Afghanistan), and they found that the Specter was a tough, durable, accurate set of rifles.  The Specter has also been tested by US special operations forces and received high marks. Those troops’ feedback contributed to the eventual design, and the current production lot is the fifth generation of the rifles. Other frequent users of the Specter are 3-Gun Competition shooters.

     The barrel of the Specter-Light is a 16-inch 416 stainless steel barrel tipped with compact Gemtech Jake muzzle brakes.  (If the muzzle brake is removed, you will find an 11-degree target crown when the cap is put on.) The barrels have a black nitride finish inside and out, as does the muzzle brake, which gives the Specter excellent corrosion resistance without affecting accuracy.  The barrels are specially-bedded and are match-quality.  They are surrounded with Mega MKM KeyMod handguards; these are hexagonal in shape and may have MIL-STD-1913 rails on all six sides through the KeyMod system, though the normal rifle as received from the factory has a continuous receiver/upper handguard rail and a bottom and sides short rails.  The handguards are 14 inches long and almost entirely enclose the barrel, with little more than the muzzle brake protruding from the handguards.  Grey Ghost intends to have M-LOK versions of the handguards in the near future.  The handguards are hand-fitted to the upper receiver using Mega Arms’ custom lockup system, which is stronger than a standard Mil-spec attachment. Atop the receiver is a red-dot sight, though it may be removed and replaced with other optics.

     The receiver halves are of 7075-T651 aluminum billet finished with True Black Type III hard anodization with a surface hardness of 60 RC.  Lower receivers have ambidextrous controls and enhanced takedown pins.  The triggers have a pull weight of a mere 4.5 pounds and are single-stage triggers.  The stock is a Magpul ACS sliding six-position stock, and the grip is a Magpul MOE+ pistol grip. The bolt carrier group is made from case-hardened 9130 steel and has an enhanced extractor (and in my experience, extraction failure is the number one failure on M16-type rifles).  The gas block is a low-profile, mid-length gas block. The selector lever is a Battle Arms BAD-CASS selector, slightly extended.

     The Specter-Heavy has the addition of a heavy barrel, and as it is a DMR, is treated in game terms as a sniper rifle instead of an assault rifle (though it is included here for completeness).  The barrel is phosphated in addition to its black nitride finish, as are the receiver halves and handguards. The gas block is adjustable, for use under adverse conditions and for use with suppressors.  It also allows the rifle to function much cooler and cleaner, and reduces felt recoil.  The Specter-Heavy uses a Lantac Dragon muzzle brake. It is topped by a PST 6-24x50mm riflescope.

     The Specter-Dark is mostly the same as the Specter-Light, except for what is necessary for caliber differences.  It too uses a Lantac Dragon muzzle brake.

     The Specter rifles have a center of gravity slightly to the rear, to balance out the results of adding optics and accessories.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Specter-Light

5.56mm NATO

3.89 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$799

Specter-Dark

.300 Blackout

4.27 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$975

Specter-Heavy

7.62mm NATO

6.88 kg

5, 10, 20

$1859

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Specter-Light

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

4

44

Specter-Dark

5

3

2-Nil

4/6

3

6

48

Specter-Heavy

SA

4

2-3-Nil

5/6

2

Nil

50

With Bipod

SA

4

2-3-Nil

5/6

1

Nil

65

 

Hardened Arms AR-15

     Notes: The Hardened Arms AR-15 comes in several versions, most of which differ in color or camouflage pattern or handguards.  Colors are added by a Cerekote finish for the receivers and barrel.  Colors include Gray, Pink, Purple (though it looks more like mauve), Black, Blue, Green (international green), and Red, Snow Camo, Flat Dark Earth, Desert Camo, Jungle Camo, Bi-Tone Black/Silver, Woodland Camo.  There are several versions with different handguards and chamberings, and these will be gone into in more detail in this entry.

     Standard Hardened Arms AR-15s have 16-inch stainless steel spiral-fluted heavy barrels, tipped by a beefy 4150CMV Short Comp muzzle brake.  The chamber uses M4 feed ramps, and is a Wylde chamber. The receiver tops have MIL-STD-1913 rails, in the same color as their receivers.  The rail continues onto the upper handguard, and the sides and bottom of the handguard have KeyMod holes for the attachment of further rails.  The SDX Rail free-float handguard is round, with a raised section on top for the MIL-STD-1913 rail. The pistol grip is A2, with an M-4-type stock.  The gas block is low-profile and is adjustable; it is a carbine-length gas system.

     The AR-15 Socom Quad Rail has an 18-inch Socom (Heavy) Profile barrel, free-floating, and is tipped with an A2-type flash suppressor. The 4150CMV Stainless Steel barrel is machined in-house and hand-fitted and inspected. The chamber is a Wylde chamber, with an M4 extension. The handguards have four MIL-STD-1913 rails, one of which is continuous with the rail atop the receiver.  A low-profile gas block is used, along with a carbine-length gas system. Finish for the receiver and barrel is Melonite.  The internal parts are largely Milspec parts.  The pistol grip is an A2 grip, while the stock is an M-4 stock.

     A variant of the AR-15 Socom Quad Rail is the 300 BLK Quad Rail.  It is essentially the same weapon, with a carbine-length 16-inch barrel tipped by a muzzle brake, and firing a different cartridge. The M4 Quad Rail is essentially the same rifle, except for the caliber. The AR-15 SS Quad Rail is basically the same as the M4 Quad Rail, except for the bull barrel tipped with a target crown. This crown may be unscrewed and replaced with most muzzle devices.    The AR-15 Straight Fluted Bull Barrel is similar, but has lightning flutes on a shorter 20-inch bull barrel which also increase heat dissipation.  It is also tipped by a muzzle brake.

     The 20” HBAR Quad Rail is essentially the same as the M4 Quad Rail, but with a 20-inch barrel and 15-inch handguards.  The 6.8mm Quad Rail goes back down to a 16-inch barrel and 10” Handguards, but is chambered for 6.8mm SPC.  The AR-15 7.62x39mm HBAR Quad Rail is the same carbine in a different caliber. The AR-15 20” 6.5 Grendel Quad Rail is the same rifle as the 20” HBAR Quad Rail, except for the different caliber. The AR-15 16” 6.5 Grendel Quad Rail is the same, including the long handguards, but with a shorter barrel.

     The AR-15 Black Widows are versions in .300 Blackout with a 10.5-inch rifled length of barrel and a 16-inch length of integral suppressor.  They come with either a 15-inch or 10-inch handguard and have quad rails.  Finishes are in black Melonite.

     The AR-15 M4 Scorpion Rail and the AR-15 M4 Talon Tactical Rail versions are equivalent to the M4 Quad Rail for game purposes, and differ primarily in their handguards and rails.  The AR-15 300 BLK SDX Rail is identical to the AR-15 300 BLK Quad Rail for game purposes.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Standard AR-15

5.56mm NATO

2.86 kg

5, 10, 20, 30, 35

$796

AR-15 Socom Quad Rail

5.56mm NATO

2.76 kg

5, 10, 20, 30, 35

$623

AR-15 300 BLK Quad Rail

.300 Blackout

3.06 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$780

AR-15 M4 Quad Rail

5.56mm NATO

2.74 kg

5, 10, 20, 30, 35

$599

AR-15 SS Quad Rail

5.56mm NATO

3.76 kg

5, 10, 20, 30, 35

$598

AR-15 Straight Fluted Bull Barrel

5.56mm NATO

3.27 kg

5, 10, 20, 30, 35

$690

AR-15 20” HBAR Quad Rail

5.56mm NATO

2.91 kg

5, 10, 20, 30, 35

$637

AR-15 6.8mm Quad Rail

6.8mm SPC

3.14 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$758

AR-15 7.62x39mm HBAR Quad Rail

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.29 kg

5, 10, 20, 30, 75D

$841

AR-15 20” 6.5 Grendel Quad Rail

6.5mm Grendel

3.12 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$716

AR-15 16” 6.5 Grendel Quad Rail

6.5mm Grendel

3.02 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$671

AR-15 Black Widow

.300 Blackout

3.59 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$818

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Standard AR-15

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

43

AR-15 Socom Quad Rail

SA

3

1-Nil

5/6

3

Nil

51

AR-15 300 BLK Quad Rail

SA

3

2-Nil

5/6

4

Nil

48

AR-15 M4 Quad Rail

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

3

Nil

43

AR-15 SS Quad Rail

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

44

AR-15 Straight Fluted Bull Barrel

SA

3

1-Nil

5/6

2

Nil

61

AR-15 20” HBAR Quad Rail

SA

3

1-Nil

5/6

3

Nil

59

AR-15 6.8mm Quad Rail

SA

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

3

Nil

58

AR-15 7.62x39mm HBAR Quad Rail

SA

3

2-Nil

4/6

4

Nil

48

AR-15 20” 6.5 Grendel Quad Rail

SA

3

1-2-Nil

5/6

3

Nil

76

AR-15 16” 6.5 Grendel Quad Rail

SA

3

1-2-Nil

5/6

3

Nil

57

AR-15 Black Widow

SA

3

2-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

24

 

JP Enterprises JP-15

     Notes: Though JP Enterprises generally sells its AR-15-type products as precision-made and added-feature uppers, they will occasionally make complete rifles upon request from certain users, especially in response to law-enforcement requests.  When they make a rifle, it is composed of 7075 aluminum upper and lower receiver halves, with a matte black Teflon coating over hard anodizing.  The barrel is 16 inches, and is a match-quality heavy-profile barrel (JP calls this a Supermatch barrel) which is air-gauged, button rifled, and cryogenically treated, which results in a strong barrel that has precise measurements for the bore and precise rifling.  The barrel is not chromed, but has a polished stainless bore instead; indeed, the entire barrel is made of stainless steel underneath its finish.  The barrel is tipped with a JP-designed titanium multi-baffle muzzle brake.  The stock may be a fixed AR-15A2-type stock or an ACE ARFX sliding stock, with has compartments for batteries and other minor accessories. Another option is a fixed tubular stock which has padding on its upper (and wider) tube; this has the advantage of being lighter than the standard rifle, though of course it is not adjustable.  The handguards are round and circular, with long oval ventilation holes on the sides and top. The pistol grip is a Hogue ergonomic grip.  The gas system is adjustable, to allow use without problems in a dirty environment, when fouling increases, or when used with a suppressor.  As the buyer’s choice, the JP-15 may have an LMOS (Low-Mass Operating System) or FMOS (Full-Mass Operating System), though in game terms this has no effect.  The buyer may also equip his JP-15 with one of two trigger packs, one with a 3-pound pull weight and one with a 4.5-pound pull weight, though again in game terms this has no effect.  Trigger pull is described as very crisp either way. Three chamberings are available; though only a few police departments use the JP-15 and civilian sales have been slow, the overwhelming choice of chamberings has been .223/5.56mm.  The upper receiver is topped with a MIL-STD-1913 rail equipped with a flip-up rear sight; the rail is continuous with the rail that extends down the top of the handguard, which has a flip-up front sight at the other end.  The JP-15 chambered for 5.56mm can take any magazine that can fit into a standard AR-15, M-16, or M-4, even some market brands sold by several companies in the US; JP-15s chambered for .204 or 6.5mm can take any magazine designed for those rounds with a few exceptions.  The magazines listed below for the .204 and 6.5mm chamberings are for the magazines that JP Enterprises sell for their rifles.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The JP-15 is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

JP-15 (A2 Stock)

.204 Ruger

3.07 kg

5, 10, 20

$576

JP-15 (ACE ARFX Stock)

.204 Ruger

3.07 kg

5, 10, 20

$596

JP-15 (Tubular Fixed Stock)

.204 Ruger

2.92 kg

5, 10, 20

$566

JP-15 (A2 Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.18 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$626

JP-15 (ACE ARFX Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.18 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$646

JP-15 (Tubular Fixed Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.02 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$616

JP-15 (A2 Stock)

6.5mm Grendel

3.33 kg

10, 25

$696

JP-15 (ACE ARFX Stock)

6.5mm Grendel

3.33 kg

10, 25

$717

JP-15 (Tubular Fixed Stock)

6.5mm Grendel

3.16 kg

10, 25

$687

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

JP-15 (A2 Stock/Tubular Stock, .204)

SA

2

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

38

JP-15 (ACE ARFX Stock, .204)

SA

2

1-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

38

JP-15 (A2 Stock/Tubular Stock, 5.56mm)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

43

JP-15 (ACE ARFX Stock, 5.56mm)

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

43

JP-15 (A2 Stock/Tubular Stock, 6.5mm)

SA

3

1-2-Nil

6

2

Nil

58

JP-15 (ACE ARFX Stock, 6.5mm)

SA

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

58

 

Krebs Custom AC-15

     Notes: This version of the AKM/AK-47 has been dubbed by firearms expert James Tarr as “the future of the AK.”  Krebs Custom is currently building the AC-15 using the Saiga Rifle as a base, but future production will switch to a Molot Vepr base in the near future.  The Vepr is easier to modify to AC-15 standards, but the Saiga is what is available now for current production, and Krebs Custom wanted to get the rifle on the market.

     Rebuilding the Saiga into the AC-15 includes a large change in furniture, a shortened barrel tipped with a long, pinned flash suppressor to make comply to US regulations, hand-fitted moving parts, tuned action, polished bolt face, chromed barrel, and an M-4-type stock (which is actually a Magpul CTR stock).  The flash suppressor can have fit over it a compact muzzle brake, which essentially seals the bottom slot of the flash suppressor and angles the rest of the slots rearward. 

     The top of the receiver has a MIL-STD-1913 rail, continuous with the rail above the handguards.  The lower receiver has rows of KeyMod openings to attach accessories or MIL-STD-1913 rails, along with vent holes; it is in fact a KCI UFM KeyMod handguard.  Instead of polymer, it is machined from aluminum, and is lighter than an equivalent polymer handguard.  The handguard is secured by place and wedge-lock bedding to make sure the handguard does not wiggle.  The rear sight has been moved to the rear of the receiver’s rail; the front sight is a standard AK sight; adjustments are generally done from the rear sight, though windage adjustments may also be done on the front sight.  The receiver cover is likewise wiggle-free (though it can be slightly bend from side to side).  The pistol grip has been changed out for a Magpul MOE grip.  The Magpul CTR stock is locked throughout its length to prevent wiggle and vibration.

     The guts of the AC-15 are standard AK (or more properly, Saiga), and the gun is cared-for, disassembled, and loaded the same as an AK. Even the trigger takes an increase in stability, with the installation of a KCI Trigger Pin Retaining Plate.  The trigger is well tuned and has a very light pull weight of merely 2.5 pounds.  In addition to the standard AK safety, there is another safety switch near the pistol grip and trigger.  (Both may be engaged simultaneously for greater control.)

     The rifled portion of the barrel is 14.25 inched, but 16.25 inches with the permanently-attached flash suppressor.  The barrel is considered specially-bedded.

     The entire rifle has been tumbled and dehorned to remove the sharp edges that are normally present on AK-series weapons are not present on the AC-15. The finish of the metal is a proprietary coating referred to as a “baked on synthetic alkyd KrebsCoat.”

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

AC-15

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.18 kg

5, 10, 30, 75D

$874

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

AC-15

SA

4

2-Nil

5/6

3

Nil

46

 

Krebs Custom Tactical Carbine

     Notes: This assault carbine is made primarily for police use, meant to be a patrol and SRT carbine.  Similar in concept (though not design) to the Galil, it basically tries to combine the best features of the AK series and the AR-15 into a superior assault weapon.  The Tactical Carbine retains the AK series 7.62mm Kalashnikov cartridge, and most of the receiver; however, the flash suppressor is a modified M-16A2 type, the sights are new ones of Krebs design (basically modified M-16A2 sights), the fore-end is entirely different, including a MIL-STD-1913 rail under the barrel for the attachment of accessories (with modification, even the M-203 can be mounted), the top of the receiver also has a MIL-STD-1013 rail (where the rear sight is mounted, and can be removed), and the stock can be an M-4-type collapsible stock or any of those modified stocks which are compatible with the M-16/M-4/AR-15 or AK series.  The pistol grip is plastic and borrowed from the M-249 SAW.  The left side of the receiver has another sight mount to allow it to use Bloc-type sights.  The handguards themselves are a Krebs design, and are made from high-impact plastic; the Tactical Carbine will also accept Krebs’ 3-position rail handguards.  In fact, all the wood on the weapon has been replaced by plastic and synthetic materials.  The Tactical Carbine is normally sold with synthetic 30-round magazines, but can also take standard AK-series magazines.  Semiautomatic operation is the standard; automatic fire ability is available only to law enforcement, government, or military concerns.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This carbine does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Tactical Carbine

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.29 kg

30, 75D

$831

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Tactical Carbine

5

4

2-Nil

6

4

9

46

 

Kurt’s Kustom Firearms P109

     Notes: Though I would normally put such a carbine under submachineguns since it fires a pistol cartridge, this carbine is semiautomatic-only, so I am placing here.  Kurt’s Kustom Firearms is a Florida company primarily concerned with producing upper receivers and other parts for AR-15-series rifles, but Kurt Wala will, upon occasion produce custom complete firearms, normally based on the AR-15 series, M-1911-series pistol, or various shotguns.  The P109 is one of these weapons, being a highly-modified AR-15 firing the .357 SiG cartridge.  It was originally produced at the request of firearms expert Paul Markel, and it is unknown whether any further sales have taken place, though it would seem ideal for law enforcement work.  The upper receiver has no carrying handle, but instead sports a flat top with a MIL-STD-1913 rail.  The handguard also has a four-way rail of the same type.  The flash suppressor is post-ban AR-15 muzzle-brake/flash suppressor, and the carbine has a sliding M-4-style stock.  One problem with this weapon is that the extraction process is violent and empty brass cannot be generally be reloaded.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

P109

.357 SiG

2.87 kg

10, 20, 30

$316

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

P109

SA

2

1-Nil

3/5

1

Nil

37

 

LaFrance M-16K

     Notes: An assault carbine based on the M16, also known as the K-gun. The M-16K is a shortened M-16, with stubby handguards and no sights. It is designed for close combat use and ease of manufacture. It found acceptance mostly in the survival market, with only limited use by the special operations personnel it was designed for. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Due to the high standards of manufacture and the special coatings LaFrance designed for the parts, the M-16K was adopted as a close combat weapon for use by US military forces operating in Arctic climates.  As such, the M-16K could often be found among certain troops fighting in Norway, Alaska, and other Arctic areas.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-16K

5.56mm NATO

2.5 kg

20, 30

$523

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-16K

5

2

1-Nil

3/4

3

7

19

 

Les Baer Special Tactical Rifle

     Notes: Introduced at the end of 2012, the STR is designed for use as a patrol rifle for police as well as for personal defense and varmint hunting.  The STR is more an AR mutation than a clone, as it has a number of features that depart from the standard AR-15. 

The upper & lower receivers are mated – they are designed to go together (or with other STR halves) and putting one half together with a half of another design won’t work well.  The rear sight assembly of the STR is within a removable carrying handle on a MIL-STD-1913; the top rail is designed to be continuous with the rail on the top of the handguards.  The rear sight is designed by Les Baer and is of National Match standard, adjustable by 0.25 MOE and 0.25 windage per click.  This is also a flip-type sight.  It can be removed and replaced with another flip-type sight, or the handle can be removed and replaced with a BUIS or any number of optics. At the front of the handguards are short lengths (about 10 cm) of MIL-STD-1913 rails on the sides and on the bottom.  The front sight is fixed, removable, and folds down. The barrel is of heavy profile and match-quality, and is made of stainless steel.  The barrel is 16 inches long and fluted, and is free-floated.  The trigger is a Geissele two-stage match trigger.  The standard STR has a target crown with no flash suppressor; a flash suppressor which is continuous with the barrel is an option.  The standard STR also has an A2-type fixed stock; an M-4-type sliding stock is an option. (If the STR in question has a target crown instead of a flash suppressor, subtract $5 from the price and 0.05 kg from the weight.)

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

STR (Fixed Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.34 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$579

STR (Folding Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.34 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$599

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

STR (Fixed Stock)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

43

STR (Folding Stock)

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

43

 

Les Baer Custom Ultimate Super Varmint

     Notes: The LBC Ultimate Super Varmint is a highly-accurized version of the AR-15.  It is chambered for 5.56mm NATO ammunition, as well as the new .204 Ruger, but the Ultimate Super Varmint boasts almost sniper-rifle-like accuracy (1/2 MOA with factory ammunition).  Like most Les Baer weapons, the Ultimate Super Varmint is built almost entirely from scratch, using parts which Les Baer produces for himself.  The barrel, bolt, bolt carrier group, and extractor are chromed for extra reliability, and all parts are precision-machined.  The firing pin is made from titanium and generally will not break, nor will it corrode.  The exterior of the rifle has a custom finish called “Baer Coat.”  The upper receiver has a MIL-STD-1913 rail and in front of the barrel shroud is another very short rail (the rifle is not normally used with iron sights, but the rails can mount them). 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The 5.56mm NATO version is extremely rare, and the .204 Ruger version does not exist at all.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Ultimate Super Varmint (18” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

4.36 kg

10

$1035

Ultimate Super Varmint (20” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

4.44 kg

10

$1099

Ultimate Super Varmint (22” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

4.52 kg

10

$1163

Ultimate Super Varmint (24” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

4.59 kg

10

$1227

Ultimate Super Varmint (18” Barrel)

.204 Ruger

4.25 kg

10

$986

Ultimate Super Varmint (20” Barrel)

.204 Ruger

4.33 kg

10

$1050

Ultimate Super Varmint (22” Barrel)

.204 Ruger

4.41 kg

10

$1114

Ultimate Super Varmint (24” Barrel)

.204 Ruger

4.49 kg

10

$1178

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Ultimate Super Varmint (18”, 5.56mm)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

51

Ultimate Super Varmint (18”, 5.56mm, Bipod)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

1

Nil

66

Ultimate Super Varmint (20”, 5.56mm)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

59

Ultimate Super Varmint (20”, 5.56mm, Bipod)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

1

Nil

77

Ultimate Super Varmint (22”, 5.56mm)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

67

Ultimate Super Varmint (22”, 5.56mm, Bipod)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

1

Nil

87

Ultimate Super Varmint (24”, 5.56mm)

SA

3

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

73

Ultimate Super Varmint (24”, 5.56mm, Bipod)

SA

3

1-Nil

7

1

Nil

95

Ultimate Super Varmint (18”, .204)

SA

3

1-1-Nil

6

2

Nil

44

Ultimate Super Varmint (18”, .204, Bipod)

SA

3

1-1-Nil

6

1

Nil

58

Ultimate Super Varmint (20”, .204)

SA

3

1-1-Nil

6

2

Nil

52

Ultimate Super Varmint (20”, .204, Bipod)

SA

3

1-1-Nil

6

1

Nil

67

Ultimate Super Varmint (22”, .204)

SA

3

1-1-Nil

6

2

Nil

60

Ultimate Super Varmint (22”, .204, Bipod)

SA

3

1-1-Nil

6

1

Nil

77

Ultimate Super Varmint (24”, .204)

SA

3

1-1-Nil

7

2

Nil

65

Ultimate Super Varmint (24”, .204, Bipod)

SA

3

1-1-Nil

7

1

Nil

85

 

Les Baer Super Match

     Notes: Designed to be a precision rifle for civilian shooting matches, the Super Match can double as a sniping rifle as well.  It is basically a VERY well made version of the AR-15A3/4 (with a flattop receiver and a Picatinny rail).  Most of the parts inside are both stronger than the originals, built to exacting tolerances, and chromed for added reliability.  The handguards have rails on four surfaces for the mounting of accessories, and the barrel is a beautiful chromed heavy barrel.  (Being designed for civilians, it does not have a flash suppressor, nor does it have any sort of muzzle brake.)  There are no iron sights on the rifle.  Four barrel lengths are available.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Super Match (18” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

4.23 kg

10, 20, 30

$582

Super Match (20” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

4.33 kg

10, 20, 30

$603

Super Match (22” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

4.44 kg

10, 20, 30

$623

Super Match (24” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

4.54 kg

10, 20, 30

$644

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Super Match (18”)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

49

Super Match (20”)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

57

Super Match (22”)

SA

3

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

65

Super Match (24”)

SA

3

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

71

 

Lakeside Machine LM-7

     Notes: This weapon is brought to you by Lakeside Machine, the same eccentric geniuses who invented the BF1 Vindicator belt-fed rimfire assault rifle.  It is basically a kit to convert the M-16/M-4/AR-15 series into a belt-fed rimfire weapon, similar in concept to the BF1.  The conversion is extensive; the entire upper receiver and barrel, bolt, bolt carrier, buffer and buffer spring, and sometimes the hammer spring (some, but not all M-16-series weapons have a hammer spring that is too heavy for the LM-7 conversion to operate correctly).  The upper and its contents are changed easily enough, but the hammer spring change are probably best left to a gunsmith, and sometimes headspace and timing adjustments must be made when first mounting the conversion. 

     When you are done, you have a belt-fed rimfire version of an M-4.  The LM-7 has a quick-change barrel feature; overheating is not really a problem with rimfire ammunition unless you are firing real large gobs through the barrel, but the LM-7 comes with two lengths of barrel, each in three styles.  The two barrel lengths are 16.25 and 7.5 inches; each may use either a standard M-16/M-4-type flash suppressor or a Lakeside-designed muzzle brake, or an AWC Mk II suppressor.  The barrel attachment makes the barrel free-floating, and any sort of handguard which will fit the M-16/M-4/AR-15 series will fit the LM-7.  At the rear of the upper receiver is a 4.25-inch MIL-STD-1913 rail; if the 16.25-inch barrel is fitted, another 1.75-inch MIL-STD-1913 rail is available over the gas block.  Unlike the BF1, the LM-7 is fed by disintegrating link belts, and an attachment is available which doubles as a belt carrier and a brass/link catcher.  The LM-7, like the BF1, is currently designed to fire .22 Long Rifle and .17 Mach 2 Rimfire ammunition (and fire both only a barrel change), but versions which fire .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire and .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire are possible in the future depending upon customer demand.  I have included them below just in case.  The figures below are for a telescoping stock and an automatic sear, but a standard M-16/AR-15 stock may be used, and semiautomatic-only versions are also made.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The LM-7 does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

LM-7 (7.5” Barrel, Flash Suppressor)

.22 Long Rifle and .17 Mach 2 Rimfire

1.97 kg

25 Belt, 50 Belt, 100 Belt, 200 Belt

$300

LM-7 (7.5” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

.22 Long Rifle and .17 Mach 2 Rimfire

2.08 kg

25 Belt, 50 Belt, 100 Belt, 200 Belt

$349

LM-7 (7.5” Barrel, Suppressor)

.22 Long Rifle and .17 Mach 2 Rimfire

2.1 kg

25 Belt, 50 Belt, 100 Belt, 200 Belt

$379

LM-7 (7.5” Barrel, Flash Suppressor)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire and .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

2.1 kg

25 Belt, 50 Belt, 100 Belt, 200 Belt

$381

LM-7 (7.5” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire and .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

2.22 kg

25 Belt, 50 Belt, 100 Belt, 200 Belt

$429

LM-7 (7.5” Barrel, Suppressor)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire and .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

2.24 kg

25 Belt, 50 Belt, 100 Belt, 200 Belt

 

LM-7 (16.25” Barrel, Flash Suppressor)

.22 Long Rifle and .17 Mach 2 Rimfire

2.29 kg

25 Belt, 50 Belt, 100 Belt, 200 Belt

$396

LM-7 (16.25” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

.22 Long Rifle and .17 Mach 2 Rimfire

2.42 kg

25 Belt, 50 Belt, 100 Belt, 200 Belt

$444

LM-7 (16.25” Barrel, Suppressor)

.22 Long Rifle and .17 Mach 2 Rimfire

2.44 kg

25 Belt, 50 Belt, 100 Belt, 200 Belt

$519

LM-7 (16.25” Barrel, Flash Suppressor)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire and .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

2.44 kg

25 Belt, 50 Belt, 100 Belt, 200 Belt

$472

LM-7 (16.25” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire and .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

2.58 kg

25 Belt, 50 Belt, 100 Belt, 200 Belt

$520

LM-7 (16.25” Barrel, Suppressor)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire and .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

2.6 kg

25 Belt, 50 Belt, 100 Belt, 200 Belt

 

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

LM-7 (.22 LR, 7.5”, Flash Suppressor)

10

1

Nil

2/3

1

4

15

LM-7 (.22 LR, 7.5”, Muzzle Brake)

10

1

Nil

2/3

1

3

15

LM-7 (.22 LR, 7.5”, Suppressor)

10

1

Nil

2/3

1

4

14

LM-7 (.17 M2, 7.5”, Flash Suppressor)

10

1

Nil

2/3

1

6

15

LM-7 (.17 M2, 7.5”, Muzzle Brake)

10

1

Nil

2/3

1

4

15

LM-7 (.17 M2, 7.5”, Suppressor)

10

1

Nil

2/3

1

5

14

LM-7 (.22 WMR, 7.5”, Flash Suppressor)

10

1

Nil

2/3

1

4

18

LM-7 (.22 WMR, 7.5”, Muzzle Brake)

10

1

Nil

2/3

1

3

18

LM-7 (.22 WMR, 7.5”, Suppressor)

10

1

Nil

2/3

1

4

14

LM-7 (.17 HMR, 7.5”, Flash Suppressor)

10

1

Nil

2/3

1

6

18

LM-7 (.17 HMR, 7.5”, Muzzle Brake)

10

1

Nil

2/3

1

4

18

LM-7 (.17 HMR, 7.5”, Suppressor)

10

1

Nil

2/3

1

5

14

LM-7 (.22 LR, 16.25”, Flash Suppressor)

10

1

Nil

3/4

1

4

34

LM-7 (.22 LR, 16.25”, Muzzle Brake)

10

1

Nil

3/5

1

3

34

LM-7 (.22 LR, 16.25”, Suppressor)

10

1

Nil

4/5

1

3

34

LM-7 (.17 M2, 16.25”, Flash Suppressor)

10

2

1-Nil

3/4

1

6

36

LM-7 (.17 M2, 16.25”, Muzzle Brake)

10

2

1-Nil

3/5

1

5

36

LM-7 (.17 M2, 16.25”, Suppressor)

10

2

Nil

4/5

1

6

34

LM-7 (.22 WMR, 16.25”, Flash Suppressor)

10

1

Nil

3/5

1

4

42

LM-7 (.22 WMR, 16.25”, Muzzle Brake)

10

1

Nil

3/5

1

3

42

LM-7 (.22 WMR, 16.25”, Suppressor)

10

1

Nil

4/5

1

3

34

LM-7 (.17 HMR, 16.25”, Flash Suppressor)

10

2

1-Nil

3/5

1

6

42

LM-7 (.17 HMR, 16.25”, Muzzle Brake)

10

2

1-Nil

3/5

1

4

42

LM-7 (.17 HMR, 16.25”, Suppressor)

10

2

Nil

4/5

1

6

34

 

LMY PDW Compressor

     Introduced at the 2016 Shot Show, the Compressor is a very abbreviated AR firing one of two types of ammunition.  LMT uses a new upper on a standard M-4 lower.  This includes an M-4-type stock, abbreviated by LMT, and 2.75 inches shorter than the standard M-4 stock; a shortened extension tube, a redesigned buffer tube assembly, and a drop-in weight for the bolt carrier. Like other LMT rifles, the Compressor has a monolithic upper MIL-STD=1913 rail, which means that it is machined into the upper receiver, and this is continued down the handguards.  The lower handguard also has a handguard-length rail.  The barrel is only 10.5 inches long, and the overall length with the stock fully slid in is only 24 inches.  Though it does not come with a suppressor, the tip of the muzzle is threaded and may take a suppressor. It normally comes with an A2-type flash suppressor.  Sights are folding BUIS sights, with the rear adjustable for windage and elevation.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Compressor

5.56mm NATO

2.68 kg

10, 20, 30

$528

Compressor

.300 Blackout

3.48 kg

5, 10, 20

$706

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Compressor (5.56mm)

5

2

1-Nil

3/4

3

6

20

Compressor (.300)

5

3

2-Nil

4/5

2

6

24

 

LWRCI-DI

     Notes: The “DI” stands for “Direct Impingement” and notes that the rifle uses the Stoner direct impingement gas system as a base for operation.  LWRCI is known for its quality, the DI is probably the best direct impingement rifle on the market today.  The gas system and gas block are designed to avoid most of the fouling that is endemic in direct impingement systems, by using a wider, NiCorr-treated gas tube, chromed feed ramp, chromed bolt carrier, and NiCorr-coated interior of the receiver.  The fore-end/handguards are one piece aluminum and made out of the same material as the receiver.  It is also a free-floating tube.  The controls are fully ambidextrous, the sling mount is ambidextrous, and the charging handle is ambidextrous.  The LWRCI sliding stock is equivalent to an M-4 stock, but has six positions, and the pistol grip is a MagPul MOE.  There is a receiver/upper handguard Picatinny rail on top, and a lower handguard rail.  The lower rail has an angled handgrip about Ύ the way down and a hand stop at the end of the handguard.  The gas block is NiCorr-treated, like the gas tube.  The 16.1-inch barrel is spiral-fluted, heavy-profile, cold-hammer-forged, and NiCorr-treated.  The barrel is tipped with an A2-type flash suppressor.  The receivers are done in a style of production known as Monoforge.  The trigger guard is enlarged for use with gloves. Finish is a Type III black hardcoat anodization.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

DI

5.56mm NATO

2.9 kg

10, 20, 30

$595

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

DI

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

3

Nil

44

 

LWRCI IAR

     Notes: The IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle) began with a request from the DoD for a lighter, more manageable automatic rifle for close assaults than even the ParaSAW version of the M-249 is.  As the IAR is essentially a modified M-16A2, it sort of blurs the line between assault rifle and automatic rifle.  The US Army has since passed on the IAR, but the US Marines plan to replace 2000 of their M-249s with 4100 IARs.  (The US Army is instead planning to replace some of their M-249s with the Mk 46 automatic rifle instead.)  The Marines are already issuing them in Iraq and Afghanistan, and expect to have issued all 4100 IARs by 2010.

     The IAR, though built on an M-16 platform, has a very different operation – instead of the Stoner direct gas impingement system of the M-16 series, the IAR couples a much more reliable gas piston system with a selector group that uses a closed bolt on semiautomatic and open bolt fire on automatic (called OBA, for Open Bolt Automatic, by LWRC).  The closed bolt in semiautomatic allows very accurate rifle fire for long-range shots, and means the IAR can be used as sort of a DMR if necessary.  However, in the IAR’s primary role as a close-assault support weapon, the open bolt fire keeps the chamber cool and prevents cookoffs, while decreasing the possibility of a mis-strike on the primer causing a stoppage.  (Even in OBA, the first round fired will still be from a closed bolt.)  Other improvements have increased feed reliability.  The IAR is designed to use any magazine that can be used by the M-16 series; this led to US Army objections that the ammunition supply would be way too small at 30 rounds maximum.  However, the Marines pointed out that as 100-round C-Mags and other increased-capacity magazine become more common, this is really not an issue.  In addition, even a C-Mag is less unwieldy in a close assault than the belt boxes or bags of the M-249.

     The IAR therefore looks externally like a modified M-16.  The IAR’s barrel is a 16-inch barrel that is so heavy that it is essentially a bull barrel; in addition, the section of the barrel under the handguards is finned to aid in cooling.  Other, unrevealed methods are also used to aid in barrel and chamber cooling.  The barrel is surrounded by handguards that feature 4-point MIL-STD-1913 rails, and also act as a float tube for the barrel.  The barrel can be tipped by a standard M-16A2-type flash suppressor, a muzzle brake, or various other designs of flash suppressors or muzzle brakes.  The quality of the metal of the receivers and internal parts is generally higher than that of standard M-16-series rifles.  A variety of stocks can be fitted, though the Marines are primarily looking at sliding stocks like that of the M-4 or made by Vltor.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The IAR does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

IAR (Flash Suppressor)

5.56mm NATO

3.72 kg

20, 30

$1285

IAR (Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.87 kg

20, 30

$1331

IAR Bipod

N/A

1 kg

N/A

$66

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

IAR (Flash Suppressor)

10

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

11

42

(With Bipod)

10

3

1-Nil

4/6

1

5

55

IAR (Muzzle Brake)

10

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

8

42

(With Bipod)

10

3

1-Nil

4/6

1

4

55

 

LWRCI Six8

     Notes: This weapon was designed for Saudi Arabia to replace the MP-5 in PDW role.  They went up one on the caliber, which increases effective range and striking power.  The Six8, in the Saudi Role, is finished in white Cerakote, except for the pistol grip, stock, and barrel, as well as smaller parts such as the ambidextrous selector lever and trigger. Operation is by short-stroke piston instead of direct impingement for greater reliability.  The buffer is part of the bolt carrier, leaving the recoil buffer tube unnecessary and allowing for a shorter recoil spring, and allows for a secondary spring inside a smaller recoil tube to further enhance accuracy.  The recoil springs are made from flat wire instead of round wire, to reduce the amount of travel necessary for the recoil springs. The piston is very close to the gas block, even further increasing reliability (though it was a design challenge). This design also increases cleanliness. The top of the receiver has a monolithic MIL-STD-1913 rail, and the sides and lower handguards have MIL-STD-1913 rails. rail covers are part of the package. The front rail is half the length of the receiver and normally mounts a folding foregrip. Of course, the field stripping procedure is a bit more complicated than a normal AR, primarily due to the recoil spring design and the piston.  That said, breakdown is easy, even more so for an armorer. The sliding stock is designed for the shorter-stature Saudis, and has been described as "hobbit-sized."  Construction of the lower receiver is from bar stock and the top from standard AR light alloy. The stock is steel and gives a straight in line with the barrel, and concentrates recoil into a small area.  The barrel is 8 inches and is tipped with a birdcage flash suppressor.  The suppressor is user-removable, but a short barrel is not conducive to a muzzle brake. It is a mere 62 centimeters with the stock fully open and 50 centimeters with the stock fully closed.

     The Six8 is also available as a civilian SBR, in semiautomatic only.  Reduce price by $4 for such a rifle.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Six8

6.8mm SPC

2.81 kg

30

$659

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Six8

5

3

1-1-Nil

3/4

3

7

17

 

LWRCI SRT Carbine

     Notes: Like many gunsmiths and manufacturers, LWRC realized that one of the big defects in the AR-15/M-16 was the Stoner direct gas impingement system.  This led to LWRC to use the now common gas piston operation on their SRT Carbine.  The gas piston system they used is similar to the German World War 2 G-43 rifle, which itself is derived from the Soviet SVT-40.  This has fixed piston and a reciprocating cylinder. This assembly is fixed to a low-profile gas block.  The bolt carrier group has no gas holes, as no gas passes through it.  Interior parts are phosphate finished and then coated with Teflon.  The insides of the upper receiver have a Sandstrom finish like the M-16A1.  Iron sights which are folding and attach to the ends of the MIL-STD-1913 rail are included; they essentially duplicate standard M-4 sights.

     The SRT Carbine is designed for Law Enforcement and military use, and both semiautomatic and automatic versions exist.  To this end, the SRT Carbine uses a 14.5-inch heavy barrel tipped with an M-16A2-type flash suppressor (16-inch and 10.5-inch barrels are also available).  It is also a flattop rifle; the upper receiver has a MIL-STD-1913 rail that is continuous with the rail on the upper handguard.  Three other rails are on the handguards, bottom and on the sides.  The SRT Carbine can readily accept a bayonet, underbarrel grenade launcher, foregrip, of a plethora of other accessories.  LWRC will sell this carbine as an upper receiver group or complete rifle, so the SRT Carbine may have a variety of stocks (the stats below simplify this to fixed stock and folding stock).  Likewise, LWRC will install various pistol grips of the buyer’s choice; this has no effect in game terms.  Controls duplicate those on an M-16A2, but provide full auto fire instead of a burst.  The magazines provided by LWRC are made by Brownells, but any AR-15/M-16 magazine will fit the SRT Carbine.

     The SRT Carbine is a relative of LWRC’s M-6A2 rifle, but it’s modifications make unrecognizable as being kin to the M-6A2.  Nonetheless, one will often find it referred to as the “SRT/M-6A2.”

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon is extremely rare in the Twilight 2000 timeline, and found mostly in the Continental US.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

SRT Carbine, Fixed Stock (10.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

2.92 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$517

SRT Carbine, Fixed Stock (14.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.03 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$559

SRT Carbine, Fixed Stock (16” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.08 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$575

SRT Carbine, Sliding Stock (10.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

2.92 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$537

SRT Carbine, Sliding Stock (14.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.03 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$579

SRT Carbine, Sliding Stock (16” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.08 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$595

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

SRT Carbine, Fixed Stock (10.5” Barrel)

5

2

1-Nil

4

2

6

21

SRT Carbine, Fixed Stock (14.5” Barrel)

5

3

1-Nil

5

3

6

35

SRT Carbine, Fixed Stock (16” Barrel)

5

3

1-Nil

6

3

6

41

SRT Carbine, Sliding Stock (10.5” Barrel)

5

2

1-Nil

2/4

2

6

21

SRT Carbine, Sliding Stock (14.5” Barrel)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

3

6

35

SRT Carbine, Sliding Stock (16” Barrel)

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

3

6

41