Rebel Arms Renegade

     Notes: The Renegade is a more-or-less standard civilianized M-4 carbine with enough special mods to make it more than ordinary.  The first is its Mission First Tactical (MFT) furniture, which includes round, short ECO handguards with rails at the top and bottom and a short rail above the low-profile carbine-length gas system; the handguards also have KeyMod mounts on the sides.  The pistol grip is the Engage Arts AR-15/M-16 grip, which is essentially an AR-15A2 grip with a soft tough padded cover. The Minimalist stock is a sliding stock featuring a single strut with an actuating bar and a seemingly unsupported butt and buttplate.  The bolt carrier has a QPQ Nitride treatment for lower friction, and the inside of the receiver also receives this treatment. The 16-inch barrel is premium (Match-grade) barrel with a 1:7 twist, best for stabilizing civilian ammunition or older military ammunition.  It is specially-bedded, using the SLR ION barrel nut, and is tipped with a Griffon Armament muzzle brake. The receivers are from AR-standard 7075 heat-treated aluminum, finished with black hard anodization. The bolt catch and magazine release are lowered to make them more ergonomic. The detent pins snap in securely, and must be deliberately pulled out.  The fire control group for the civilian version allows only semiauto and safe, but an automatic fire version exists for automatic weapon enthusiasts, police, and military concerns. For these concerns, the Renegade also comes with a 14.5-inch barrel. The Renegade in its standard configuration is New Jersey compliant unless using large-capacity magazines.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Renegade (16” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.44 kg

5, 10, 20, 30, 35

$644

Renegade (14.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.4 kg

5, 10, 20, 30, 35

$628

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Renegade (16” Barrel)

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

4

42

Renegade (14.5” Barrel)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

4

36

 

Red Jacket KS-KP Mor

     Notes: Red Jacket has long been known for it’s customization and improvement of stock firearms.  However, these days, it is probably better known as gunsmithing firm on the Discovery Channel’s Sons of Guns series. (Admit it, you watch it too.) They rarely market whole firearms, though the KS-KP Mor is an exception.  The KS-KP Mor is a highly accurized and modified Saiga rifle.

     Starting with the AK-74 as a base, modifications begin. Tolerances are lowered and tightened to match Western standards.  The 16-inch barrel is tipped with an A1-type flash suppressor, though the barrel is threaded at the muzzle and other muzzle devices must be added. An extended charging handle is added.  The G2 trigger pack is moved slightly forward, making room for the customized pistol grip. The stock is a Magpul sliding stock which is also skeletonized.  Metalwork is then blasted and refinished in baked-on Gun-Kote, and finally, a matte black finish..  The gas block is US-Made.  The handguards have a quad MIL-STD-1913 rail, as does the upper receiver.  This is mounted on a TWS Dog Leg receiver cover. BUIS are provided.  The receiver rail comes with a Trijicon SRS short-range scope.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

KS-KP Mor

5.45mm Kalashnikov

3.4 kg

10, 20, 30, 40, 75D

$786

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

KS-KP Mor

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

Nil

44

 

Remington ACR

     Notes: Magpul has long been known in the firearms world for their excellent add-ons to existing weapons, particularly their stocks for various weapons (most notably better sliding stocks for the AR-15/M-16/M-4 series than the issue stocks).  Their accessories are in widespread use around the world, by civilians, military, and police forces.  It is only recently, however, that Magpul attempted to enter the market with a complete firearm (or more like a firearm system), called the Masada Adaptive Combat Weapon System (ACWS).  First shown at the 2007 SHOT Show, the Masada design was finalized in 2008.  Civilian and military versions were anticipated.

     However, Magpul quickly realized that they did not have the facilities for large-scale manufacture of complete firearms – much less a complicated firearms system like the Masada.  They therefore partnered with Bushmaster to produce the Masada, selling Bushmaster a license to build the Masada and jointly sell them with Magpul.  However, before this in 2006, a large investment firm named Cerberus Capital Management had bought Bushmaster; in 2007, they also bought Remington, and DPMS, in 2008 Marlin, and in 2009 AAC, Barnes Bullets, and Dakota Arms.  These were all brought under the umbrella of a part of Cerberus called the Freedom Group.  In the process, the Masada got shelved for several years.  The design re-emerged in early 2010 as the Remington Defense ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle).  The Remington ACR is now being tested by US special operations units, the US Marines, and some other countries and police forces in other parts of the world as a possible supplement to the FN SCAR, or possibly to be acquired in place of the FN SCAR.  Some versions will also be built for sale to civilians (primarily the same as the military version with the 16.5” barrel, but with semiautomatic-only capability), and to police forces who do not need an automatic weapon.

     The Magpul version of the Masada was designed to be a modular system, with the capability to use several barrel lengths and calibers with a minimum of modification.  Magpul intended to have 5.56mm NATO, 6.8mm SPC, and 7.62mm Kalashnikov as chamberings, with barrels of 10.5, 11.5, 14.5, 16, 18, and 20 inches.  Most versions were equipped with stocks that fold to the right side, but sliding stocks were being considered, as well as any number of other stocks that Magpul makes (whether fixed, folding, sliding, or collapsible).  The 20-inch barrel version was intended to be a designated marksman’s weapon, and had a heavier match-quality barrel.  Muzzles could be tipped by flash suppressors or muzzle brakes, or (for civilian use) no attachment.  Magpul was considering equipping the Masada with threaded muzzles to allow changing of muzzle devices or use of a suppressor.  The stocks envisioned by Magpul for the Masada are generally equipped with a recoil pad on the butt.

     The Remington ACR version is specifically a carbine version, with barrel choices of 10.5”, 14.5”, 16.5”, and 18”, tipped by an A2-type flash suppressor.  These barrels are designed to allow the flash suppressor to be removed and a silencer used instead. Currently, the Remington ACR is being manufactured only in 5.56mm NATO, though a version chambered for 6.8mm SPC is in the final stages of development as of May 2010.  Prototypes have been built in 5.45mm Kalashnikov, 6.5mm Grendel, and 7.62mm Kalashnikov.  As with the Masada, these alternate chamberings are designed as caliber change kits as well as complete rifles, as are the upper receivers different-length barrels. The stock has been finalized, and it is a Magpul design which both slides and folds to the right, as well as having a recoil pad.

     Operation and design of the Remington ACR is a curious amalgamation of modified forms of several other assault rifles.  The gas system is derived from that of the AR-18, the upper receiver and charging system are reminiscent of the FN SCAR, and the trigger unit is derived from the G-3 and the M-16.  Construction of the exterior is largely of high-strength polymer, while most of the metalwork is of high-grade steel or (in the case of the upper receiver) 7000-series aluminum.  The barrels, and bolts are designed to be easily removed and exchanged (as well as a magazine well adapter for the 7.62mm Kalashnikov version), but are not intended to be changed in caliber by the user.  The Remington ACR has a gas regulator to allow it to cope with fouling and dirt with prolonged use (but does not change the ROF in game terms).  The finish is designed for the Remington ACR, and designed both weatherproofing, resistance to wear, and to provide lubrication properties. A nitride substrate conversion process, tougher than chrome-lining, is further used in the rifle’s bore to further reduce corrosion there. Current versions of the Remington ACR use a more-or-less standard type of assault rifle trigger as standard, but Remington offers a drop-in match trigger pack and a two-stage trigger pack. 5.56mm NATO versions are designed to use M-16 magazines, and 7.62mm Kalashnikov versions to use Kalashnikov magazines, but the primary magazines are intended to be high-strength polymer magazines with follower springs designed to allow the magazines to be stored loaded for long periods of time (called “Polymags” by Remington).  The stocks and the pistol grip have compartments to allow the stowage of various small items as well as a cleaning kit. The upper receiver is topped by a MIL-STD-1913 rail which runs to the end of the handguard, with a flip-up post front sight post adjustable for windage and elevation.  Though intended for use with optics of various sorts, a conventional rear sight unit may also be attached to the Remington ACR’s MIL-STD-1913 rail.  Another, shorter MIL-STD-1913 rail is located under the handguards, and even shorter ones are on either side of the front of the handguards.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: Neither the Masada nor the Remington ACR exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Masada (10.5” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

5.56mm NATO

2.85 kg

20, 30

$582

Masada (10.5” Barrel, Folding Stock)

5.56mm NATO

2.85 kg

20, 30

$602

Masada (11.5” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

5.56mm NATO

2.89 kg

20, 30

$593

Masada (11.5” Barrel, Folding Stock)

5.56mm NATO

2.89 kg

20, 30

$613

Masada (14.5” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

5.56mm NATO

2.99 kg

20, 30

$624

Masada (14.5” Barrel, Folding Stock)

5.56mm NATO

2.99 kg

20, 30

$644

Masada (16” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.04 kg

20, 30

$639

Masada (16” Barrel, Folding Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.04 kg

20, 30

$659

Masada (18” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.11 kg

20, 30

$659

Masada (18” Barrel, Folding Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.11 kg

20, 30

$679

Masada (20” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.2 kg

20, 30

$686

Masada (20” Barrel, Folding Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.2 kg

20, 30

$706

Remington ACR (10.5” Barrel)

6.5mm Grendel

3.01 kg

20, 30

$681

Masada (10.5” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

6.8mm SPC

3.1 kg

18, 28

$740

Masada (10.5” Barrel, Folding Stock)

6.8mm SPC

3.1 kg

18, 28

$760

Masada (11.5” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

6.8mm SPC

3.14 kg

18, 28

$751

Masada (11.5” Barrel, Folding Stock)

6.8mm SPC

3.14 kg

18, 28

$771

Masada (14.5” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

6.8mm SPC

3.25 kg

18, 28

$782

Masada (14.5” Barrel, Folding Stock)

6.8mm SPC

3.25 kg

18, 28

$802

Masada (16” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

6.8mm SPC

3.3 kg

18, 28

$797

Masada (16” Barrel, Folding Stock)

6.8mm SPC

3.3 kg

18, 28

$817

Masada (18” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

6.8mm SPC

3.38 kg

18, 28

$819

Masada (18” Barrel, Folding Stock)

6.8mm SPC

3.38 kg

18, 28

$839

Masada (20” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

6.8mm SPC

3.48 kg

18, 28

$844

Masada (20” Barrel, Folding Stock)

6.8mm SPC

3.48 kg

18, 28

$864

Masada (10.5” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.23 kg

30, 40

$830

Masada (10.5” Barrel, Folding Stock)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.23 kg

30, 40

$850

Masada (11.5” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.27 kg

30, 40

$840

Masada (11.5” Barrel, Folding Stock)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.27 kg

30, 40

$860

Masada (14.5” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.38 kg

30, 40

$871

Masada (14.5” Barrel, Folding Stock)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.38 kg

30, 40

$891

Masada (16” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.43 kg

30, 40

$886

Masada (16” Barrel, Folding Stock)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.43 kg

30, 40

$906

Masada (18” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.51 kg

30, 40

$908

Masada (18” Barrel, Folding Stock)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.51 kg

30, 40

$928

Masada (20” Barrel, Fixed Stock)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.61 kg

30, 40

$933

Masada (20” Barrel, Folding Stock)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.61 kg

30, 40

$953

Remington ACR (10.5” Barrel)

5.45mm Kalashnikov

2.73 kg

30, 40

$558

Remington ACR (14.5” Barrel)

5.45mm Kalashnikov

2.86 kg

30, 40

$600

Remington ACR (16.5” Barrel)

5.45mm Kalashnikov

2.92 kg

30, 40

$621

Remington ACR (18” Barrel)

5.45mm Kalashnikov

2.97 kg

30, 40

$636

Remington ACR (10.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

2.96 kg

20, 30

$610

Remington ACR (14.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.11 kg

20, 30

$651

Remington ACR (16.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.17 kg

20, 30

$672

Remington ACR (18” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.23 kg

20, 30

$687

Remington ACR (10.5” Barrel)

6.5mm Grendel

3.13 kg

20, 30

$681

Remington ACR (14.5” Barrel)

6.5mm Grendel

3.29 kg

20, 30

$732

Remington ACR (16.5” Barrel)

6.5mm Grendel

3.36 kg

20, 30

$744

Remington ACR (18” Barrel)

6.5mm Grendel

3.43 kg

20, 30

$759

Remington ACR (10.5” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.22 kg

20, 30

$750

Remington ACR (14.5” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.39 kg

20, 30

$791

Remington ACR (16.5” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.46 kg

20, 30

$813

Remington ACR (18” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.52 kg

20, 30

$829

Remington ACR (10.5” Barrel)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.34 kg

30, 40

$860

Remington ACR (14.5” Barrel)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.51 kg

30, 40

$902

Remington ACR (16.5” Barrel)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.58 kg

30, 40

$923

Remington ACR (18” Barrel)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.65 kg

30, 40

$939

Remington ACR Silencer

N/A

1.35 kg

N/A

$270

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Masada (10.5”, Fixed, 5.56mm)

5

2

1-Nil

4

2

6

20

Masada (10.5”, Folding, 5.56mm)

5

2

1-Nil

3/4

2

6

20

Masada (11.5”, Fixed, 5.56mm)

5

2

1-Nil

5

2

6

24

Masada (11.5”, Folding, 5.56mm)

5

2

1-Nil

3/5

2

6

24

Masada (14.5”, Fixed, 5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

5

2

6

34

Masada (14.5”, Folding, 5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

6

34

Masada (16”, Fixed, 5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

5

2

6

40

Masada (16”, Folding, 5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

6

40

Masada (18”, Fixed, 5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

6

2

5

47

Masada (18”, Folding, 5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

5

47

Masada (20”, Fixed, 5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

6

2

5

57

Masada (20”, Folding, 5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

5/6

2

5

57

Masada (10.5”, Fixed, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

4

2

5

28

Masada (10.5”, Folding, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

3/4

2

5

28

Masada (11.5”, Fixed, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

5

2

5

32

Masada (11.5”, Folding, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

3/5

2

5

32

Masada (14.5”, Fixed, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

5

2

6

46

Masada (14.5”, Folding, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

4/5

2

6

46

Masada (16”, Fixed, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

5

2

6

53

Masada (16”, Folding, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

4/5

2

6

53

Masada (18”, Fixed, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

6

2

6

64

Masada (18”, Folding, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

2

6

64

Masada (20”, Fixed, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

6

3

8

77

Masada (20”, Folding, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

5/6

3

8

77

Masada (10.5”, Fixed, 7.62mm)

5

3

2-Nil

4

2

6

23

Masada (10.5”, Folding, 7.62mm)

5

3

2-Nil

3/4

2

6

23

Masada (11.5”, Fixed, 7.62mm)

5

3

2-Nil

5

2

6

27

Masada (11.5”, Folding, 7.62mm)

5

3

2-Nil

3/5

2

6

27

Masada (14.5”, Fixed, 7.62mm)

5

3

2-Nil

5

3

8

38

Masada (14.5”, Folding, 7.62mm)

5

3

2-Nil

4/5

3

8

38

Masada (16”, Fixed, 7.62mm)

5

4

2-Nil

5

3

8

44

Masada (16”, Folding, 7.62mm)

5

4

2-Nil

4/5

3

8

44

Masada (18”, Fixed, 7.62mm)

5

4

2-Nil

6

3

8

53

Masada (18”, Folding, 7.62mm)

5

4

2-Nil

4/6

3

8

53

Masada (20”, Fixed, 7.62mm)

5

4

2-3-Nil

6

3

8

62

Masada (20”, Folding, 7.62mm)

5

4

2-3-Nil

5/6

3

8

62

Remington ACR (10.5”, 5.45mm)

5

2

1-Nil

3/4

2

6

23

Remington ACR (10.5”, 5.45mm, Silenced)

5

2

1-Nil

4/6

1

2

17

Remington ACR (14.5”, 5.45mm)

5

2

1-Nil

4/5

2

6

38

Remington ACR (14.5”, 5.45mm, Silenced)

5

2

1-Nil

5/7

1

2

24

Remington ACR (16.5”, 5.45mm)

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

6

46

Remington ACR (16.5”, 5.45mm, Silenced)

5

2

1-Nil

6/7

1

2

28

Remington ACR (18”, 5.45mm)

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

6

52

Remington ACR (18”, 5.45mm, Silenced)

5

2

1-Nil

6/8

1

2

31

Remington ACR (10.5”, 5.56mm)

5

2

1-Nil

3/4

2

5

20

Remington ACR (10.5”, 5.56mm, Silenced)

5

2

1-Nil

4/6

1

2

17

Remington ACR (14.5”, 5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

6

34

Remington ACR (14.5”, 5.56mm, Silenced)

5

2

1-Nil

5/7

1

2

24

Remington ACR (16.5”, 5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

6

42

Remington ACR (16.5”, 5.56mm, Silenced)

5

2

1-Nil

5/7

1

2

28

Remington ACR (18”, 5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

6

47

Remington ACR (18”, 5.56mm, Silenced)

5

2

1-Nil

6/8

2

4

31

Remington ACR (10.5”, 6.5mm)

5

3

1-1-Nil

3/4

2

6

28

Remington ACR (10.5”, 6.5mm, Silenced)

5

2

1-1-Nil

4/6

2

4

20

Remington ACR (14.5”, 6.5mm)

5

3

1-1-Nil

4/5

2

6

50

Remington ACR (14.5”, 6.5mm, Silenced)

5

2

1-1-Nil

5/7

2

4

29

Remington ACR (16.5”, 6.5mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

2

6

56

Remington ACR (16.5”, 6.5mm, Silenced)

5

2

1-1-Nil

6/7

2

5

34

Remington ACR (18”, 6.5mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

2

6

64

Remington ACR (18”, 6.5mm, Silenced)

5

2

1-1-Nil

6/8

2

5

37

Remington ACR (10.5”, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-1-Nil

3/4

2

6

28

Remington ACR (10.5”, 6.8mm, Silenced)

5

2

1-1-Nil

4/6

2

4

20

Remington ACR (14.5”, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

4/5

2

6

46

Remington ACR (14.5”, 6.8mm, Silenced)

5

2

1-1-Nil

5/7

2

4

29

Remington ACR (16.5”, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

2

6

56

Remington ACR (16.5”, 6.8mm, Silenced)

5

3

1-1-Nil

6/7

2

4

34

Remington ACR (18”, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

2

6

64

Remington ACR (18”, 6.8mm, Silenced)

5

3

1-1-Nil

6/8

2

5

37

Remington ACR (10.5”, 7.62mm)

5

3

2-Nil

4/5

2

6

23

Remington ACR (10.5”, 7.62mm, Silenced)

5

3

1-Nil

6/8

2

5

17

Remington ACR (14.5”, 7.62mm)

5

3

2-Nil

5/6

3

8

38

Remington ACR (14.5”, 7.62mm, Silenced)

5

3

1-Nil

8/9

2

5

24

Remington ACR (16.5”, 7.62mm)

5

4

2-Nil

5/6

3

8

47

Remington ACR (16.5”, 7.62mm, Silenced)

5

3

1-Nil

9/10

2

5

28

Remington ACR (18”, 7.62mm)

5

4

2-Nil

5/7

3

8

53

Remington ACR (18”, 7.62mm, Silenced)

4

3

1-Nil

9/10

2

5

31

 

Remington R-15 VTR

     Notes: This AR-15-type rifle is designed primarily for hunting light game and varmints, though the later Hunter variants are designed for heavier game.  Produced in partnership with Bushmaster, the R-15 VTR uses a bull-profile ChroMoly barrel with button rifling, free-floating, and fluting to decrease weight.  Rifle versions, including the Hunter, use 22-inch a 22-inch barrel in .30 Remington AR and an 18-inch barrel in .450 Bushmaster, the Carbine versions use 18-inch barrels, and the SS Varmint version uses a 22-inch barrel. The finish is an Advantage Max-1 HD camouflage pattern, with the exception of the Hunter version, which has a Realtree AP HD pattern.  The R-15 VTR can be had with several barrel lengths, stock options, and pistol grip options, and as the rifle is of modular construction these options can be mixed and matched to suit the buyer.  The trigger module is a single-stage trigger with a very clean and crisp pull, conducive to tight shot groups.  The receiver is topped with a Weaver rail, and the aluminum handguards are round and ventilated.  Collapsible stock versions come with an M-4-type stock, but with six positions.  The Byron South Edition is a very fancy version of the R-15 VTR Predator Carbine in 5.56mm; for game purposes, they are identical. 

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

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

R-15 VTR Predator Rifle

.204 Ruger

3.52 kg

5

$589

R-15 VTR Predator Rifle

5.56mm NATO

3.52 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$639

R-15 VTR Predator Carbine

.204 Ruger

3.06 kg

5

$546

R-15 VTR Predator Carbine

5.56mm NATO

3.06 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$595

R-15 VTR Predator Carbine CS

.204 Ruger

3.06 kg

5

$566

R-15 VTR Predator Carbine CS

5.56mm NATO

3.06 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$615

R-15 VTR SS Varmint

5.56mm NATO

3.52 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$660

R-15 VTR Hunter

.30 Remington AR

3.52 kg

4

$876

R-15 VTR Hunter

.450 Bushmaster

4.4 kg

4

$2056

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

R-15 VTR Predator Rifle (.204)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

60

R-15 VTR Predator Rifle (5.56mm)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

67

R-15 VTR Predator Carbine (.204)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

44

R-15 VTR Predator Carbine (5.56mm)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

51

R-15 VTR Predator Carbine CS (.204)

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

3

Nil

44

R-15 VTR Predator Carbine CS (5.56mm)

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

3

Nil

51

R-15 VTR SS Varmint

SA

3

1-Nil

7

3

Nil

73

R-15 VTR Hunter (.30)

SA

5

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

84

R-15 VTR Hunter (.450)

SA

6

1-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

57

 

Robinson Arms M-96 

     Notes: The M-96 Expeditionary Rifle is a Stoner 63 assault rifle updated to virtually eliminate the sensitivity to dirt that the Stoner suffered from.  Robinson Arms made some changes that improved upon the design; first and foremost of these was a multi-caliber modular magazine well.  This allowed the weapon to be able to use either 5.56mm NATO (with M-16 STANAG magazines) or 7.62mm Kalashnikov (with AK magazines).  The quick-change barrel was another feature that was appreciated, and both these factors led to steady (though slow) sales for the weapon.  The AK-47 and AKM has, in later years, has been produced with 10-round and 60-round box magazines and 100-round drums, and the M-96 is able to use these as well.  Civilian versions do not have the capability for automatic fire, and normally do not have a flash suppressor (and cost $6 less).  Though based on the Stoner 63 series, the M-96 has been so modified from the original Stoner weapon that the only part that can be interchanged between the Stoner 63 series and the M-96 is the stock.

     The standard M-96 can be configured as a standard assault rifle with a 21.5-inch barrel, a carbine with a 16-inch barrel, or a heavy rifle/light SAW with a top-mounted magazine and a 24-inch heavy barrel.  (The last configuration is often known as the “Bren Gun” configuration due to the top-mounted magazine.)  When the M-96 is configured as a heavy rifle, the receiver is essentially inverted, and the charging handle is on the right; otherwise, the charging handle is on the left.  The front and the rear sights are well-protected and adjustable by dials.  The gas operation is also adjustable, primarily to provide the proper gas levels in the various configurations of the weapon.  The M-96 trigger is two-stage; pulling the trigger about halfway back produced semiautomatic fire, while fully depressing the trigger allows automatic fire.  MIL-STD-1913 rails are optional; these rails may be mounted above the receiver, running to a point halfway down the barrel shroud (except on the heavy rifle, which may only mount the section of rail above the barrel shroud), or on the handguards at the 3, 6, and 9-o’clock positions.

     The M-96 Recon Carbine was produced in response to the trend towards lighter, shorter assault rifles with more bells and whistles.  The Recon Carbine has a quick-change barrel for sustained fire, a MIL-STD-1913 rail on top of the receiver for optics and accessories, two more such rails on the sides of the forearm, a full muzzle brake instead of a flash suppressor, and an M-16-style fixed stock.  This weapon also comes in a civilian version, but the muzzle brake complies with Brady Gun Ban specifications.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon appeared on the scene too late to have widespread distribution; most that did appear were illegally sold to civilians in the US (illegal because they were sold with the automatic sear intact and usually with high-capacity magazines, laws that quickly became superfluous within a year of the first sales of the M-96). 

     Merc 2000 Notes: This weapon became a favorite in the hands of numerous mercenary organizations. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-96 Expeditionary Rifle

5.56mm NATO

2.99 kg

10, 20, 30, 40

$622

M-96 Expeditionary Rifle

7.62mm Kalashnikov

2.99 kg

10, 30, 45, 60, 90

$871

M-96 Expeditionary Carbine

5.56mm NATO

2.86 kg

10, 20, 30, 40

$565

M-96 Expeditionary Carbine

7.62mm Kalashnikov

2.86 kg

10, 30, 45, 60, 90

$813

M-96 Heavy Rifle

5.56mm NATO

3.08 kg

10, 20, 30, 40

$653

M-96 Heavy Rifle

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.08 kg

10, 30, 45, 60, 90

$903

M-98 Recon Carbine

5.56mm NATO

3.55 kg

10, 20, 30, 40

$612

M-96 Recon Carbine

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.55 kg

10, 30, 45, 60, 90

$856

Conversion Kit

NA

1.2 kg

NA

$218

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-96 Expeditionary Rifle (5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

6

3

6

61

M-96 Expeditionary Rifle (7.62mm)

5

4

2-3-Nil

6

4

10

65

M-96 Expeditionary Carbine (5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

5

3

6

40

M-96 Expeditionary Carbine (7.62mm)

5

4

2-Nil

5

4

10

44

M-96 Heavy Rifle (5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

7

3

6

71

M-96 Heavy Rifle (7.62mm)

5

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

10

75

M-96 Recon Carbine (5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

5

2

4

40

M-96 Recon Carbine (7.62mm)

5

4

2-Nil

5

3

7

45

 

Robinson Arms XCR

     Notes: The XCR is a modular assault rifle system designed specifically for the US Army’s Special Forces; it’s original purpose was to compete in the US SCAR competition; it was not chosen for that role in any official capacity, but is rumored to be in use in small number by US special operations troops. The XCR is also available in a semiautomatic version for civilian and police concerns.  (Versions with barrels of less than 16 inches are not sold to civilians.)  The “modular” part is in its caliber, which may be easily switched between its four available chamberings; in its barrels, which may also be easily switched between up to three different lengths for varying missions; and the MIL-STD-1913 rails in four positions on the handguard and on top of the receiver, which allow the mounting of a plethora of accessories and optics.  The muzzle of the barrel may also be equipped with a flash suppressor and a muzzle brake. The XCR looks basically like what it is – a combination of the M-16’s simplicity, the AK series’ durability, and the Stoner’s versatility, along with an advanced gas piston operating system.  To change barrels, all one does is screw out one barrel and then screw in and lock the new barrel.  To change caliber between 5.56mm NATO and 6.8mm SPC or 6.5mm Grendel, all one changes is the upper receiver.  The stock is a folding type made from tubular metal, and folds to the right.  The XCR is equipped with a flash suppressor for the barrel, though the design of the flash suppressor differs with the length of the barrel and the caliber being fired.

     It should be noted that at the time of this writing (September 2010), the 6.5mm Grendel chambering has been dropped.

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

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

XCR Micro (7” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.15 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$492

XCR Micro (7.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.17 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$497

XCR Mini (9” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.22 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$513

XCR Mini (10” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.25 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$523

XCR Standard (11” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.29 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$534

XCR Standard (12” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.31 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$544

XCR Standard (14.5” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.39 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$569

XCR Standard (16” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.4 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$585

XCR Standard (18.6” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.66 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$587

XCR Micro (7” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.29 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$539

XCR Micro (7.5” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.31 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$543

XCR Mini (9” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.36 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$554

XCR Mini (10” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.42 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$569

XCR Standard (11” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.45 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$579

XCR Standard (12” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.33 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$589

XCR Standard (14.5” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.47 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$614

XCR Standard (16” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.55 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$630

XCR Standard (18.6” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

5.56mm NATO

3.82 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$656

XCR Standard (16” Barrel)

6.5mm Grendel

3.73 kg

5, 10, 28

$656

XCR Standard (18.6” Barrel)

6.5mm Grendel

3.81 kg

5, 10, 28

$682

XCR Standard (16” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

6.5mm Grendel

3.88 kg

5, 10, 28

$699

XCR Standard (18.6” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

6.5mm Grendel

3.96 kg

5, 10, 28

$725

XCR Micro (7” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.5 kg

5, 10, 28

$631

XCR Micro (7.5” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.52 kg

5, 10, 28

$636

XCR Mini (9” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.58 kg

5, 10, 28

$652

XCR Mini (10” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.61 kg

5, 10, 28

$662

XCR Standard (11” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.65 kg

5, 10, 28

$672

XCR Standard (12” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.68 kg

5, 10, 28

$683

XCR Standard (14.5” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.69 kg

5, 10, 28

$708

XCR Standard (16” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.78 kg

5, 10, 28

$724

XCR Standard (18.6” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

4.07 kg

5, 10, 28

$751

XCR Micro (7” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

6.8mm SPC

3.66 kg

5, 10, 28

$692

XCR Micro (7.5” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

6.8mm SPC

3.68 kg

5, 10, 28

$698

XCR Mini (9” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

6.8mm SPC

3.74 kg

5, 10, 28

$716

XCR Mini (10” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

6.8mm SPC

3.77 kg

5, 10, 28

$727

XCR Standard (11” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

6.8mm SPC

3.81 kg

5, 10, 28

$738

XCR Standard (12” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

6.8mm SPC

3.83 kg

5, 10, 28

$751

XCR Standard (14.5” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

6.8mm SPC

3.84 kg

5, 10, 28

$779

XCR Standard (16” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

6.8mm SPC

3.93 kg

5, 10, 28

$785

XCR Standard (18.6” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

6.8mm SPC

4.23 kg

5, 10, 28

$815

XCR Micro (7” Barrel)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.64 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$739

XCR Micro (7.5” Barrel)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.66 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$745

XCR Mini (9” Barrel)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.72 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$760

XCR Mini (10” Barrel)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.75 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$771

XCR Standard (11” Barrel)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.79 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$781

XCR Standard (12” Barrel)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.82 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$791

XCR Standard (14.5” Barrel)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.83 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$818

XCR Standard (16” Barrel)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.92 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$833

XCR Standard (18.6” Barrel)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.97 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$860

XCR Micro (7” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.81 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$782

XCR Micro (7.5” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.83 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$788

XCR Mini (9” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.89 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$803

XCR Mini (10” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.92 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$813

XCR Standard (11” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.96 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$823

XCR Standard (12” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

4 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$833

XCR Standard (14.5” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

4.01 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$859

XCR Standard (16” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

4.17 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$874

XCR Standard (18.6” Barrel, Muzzle Brake)

7.62mm Kalashnikov

4.22 kg

5, 10, 20, 30

$900

Caliber/Barrel Kit (5.56mm)

N/A

1.75 kg

N/A

$373

Caliber/Barrel Kit (6.5mm)

N/A

1.9 kg

N/A

$407

Caliber/Barrel Kit (6.8mm)

N/A

2.05 kg

N/A

$441

Caliber/Barrel Kit (7.62mm)

N/A

2.28 kg

N/A

$495

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

XCR (7”, 5.56mm)

5

2

1-Nil

3/4

2

6

9

XCR (7.5”, 5.56mm)

5

2

1-Nil

3/4

2

6

11

XCR (9”, 5.56mm)

5

2

1-Nil

3/4

2

6

16

XCR (10”, 5.56mm)

5

2

1-Nil

3/4

2

6

19

XCR (11”, 5.56mm)

5

2

1-Nil

3/5

2

6

22

XCR (12”, 5.56mm)

5

2

1-Nil

3/5

2

6

25

XCR (14.5”, 5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

6

34

XCR (16”, 5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

6

40

XCR (18.6”, 5.56mm)

5

3

1-Nil

5/6

2

6

50

XCR (7”, 5.56mm, Brake)

5

2

1-Nil

3/4

2

4

9

XCR (7.5”, 5.56mm, Brake)

5

2

1-Nil

3/4

2

4

11

XCR (9”, 5.56mm, Brake)

5

2

1-Nil

3/4

2

4

16

XCR (10”, 5.56mm, Brake)

5

2

1-Nil

3/4

2

4

19

XCR (11”, 5.56mm, Brake)

5

2

1-Nil

3/5

2

4

22

XCR (12”, 5.56mm, Brake)

5

2

1-Nil

3/5

2

4

25

XCR (14.5”, 5.56mm, Brake)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

4

34

XCR (16”, 5.56mm, Brake)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

4

40

XCR (18.6”, 5.56mm, Brake)

5

3

1-Nil

5/6

2

4

50

XCR (16”, 6.5mm)

5

3

1-1-Nil

4/5

2

6

53

XCR (18.6”, 6.5mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

5/6

2

6

67

XCR (16”, 6.5mm, Brake)

5

3

1-1-Nil

4/5

2

4

53

XCR (18.6”, 6.5mm, Brake)

5

3

1-2-Nil

5/6

2

4

67

XCR (7”, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-1-Nil

3/4

2

6

13

XCR (7.5”, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-1-Nil

3/4

2

6

15

XCR (9”, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-1-Nil

3/5

2

6

21

XCR (10”, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-1-Nil

3/5

2

6

25

XCR (11”, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-1-Nil

4/5

2

6

30

XCR (12”, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-1-Nil

4/5

2

6

34

XCR (14.5”, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

2

6

46

XCR (16”, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

2

6

54

XCR (18.6”, 6.8mm)

5

3

1-2-Nil

5/6

2

6

67

XCR (7”, 6.8mm, Brake)

5

3

1-1-Nil

3/4

2

4

13

XCR (7.5”, 6.8mm, Brake)

5

3

1-1-Nil

3/4

2

4

15

XCR (9”, 6.8mm, Brake)

5

3

1-1-Nil

3/5

2

4

21

XCR (10”, 6.8mm, Brake)

5

3

1-1-Nil

3/5

2

4

25

XCR (11”, 6.8mm, Brake)

5

3

1-1-Nil

4/5

2

4

30

XCR (12”, 6.8mm, Brake)

5

3

1-1-Nil

4/5

2

4

34

XCR (14.5”, 6.8mm, Brake)

5

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

2

4

46

XCR (16”, 6.8mm, Brake)

5

3

1-2-Nil

4/6

2

4

54

XCR (18.6”, 6.8mm, Brake)

5

3

1-2-Nil

5/6

2

4

67

XCR (7”, 7.62mm)

5

3

2-Nil

3/4

2

6

11

XCR (7.5”, 7.62mm)

5

3

2-Nil

3/5

2

6

13

XCR (9”, 7.62mm)

5

3

2-Nil

3/5

2

6

18

XCR (10”, 7.62mm)

5

3

2-Nil

4/5

2

6

22

XCR (11”, 7.62mm)

5

3

2-Nil

4/5

2

6

25

XCR (12”, 7.62mm)

5

3

2-Nil

4/5

2

6

29

XCR (14.5”, 7.62mm)

5

3

2-Nil

5/6

3

9

38

XCR (16”, 7.62mm)

5

4

2-Nil

5/6

3

9

44

XCR (18.6”, 7.62mm)

5

4

2-Nil

5/6

3

9

55

XCR (7”, 7.62mm, Brake)

5

3

2-Nil

3/4

2

4

11

XCR (7.5”, 7.62mm, Brake)

5

3

2-Nil

3/5

2

4

13

XCR (9”, 7.62mm, Brake)

5

3

2-Nil

3/5

2

4

18

XCR (10”, 7.62mm, Brake)

5

3

2-Nil

4/5

2

4

22

XCR (11”, 7.62mm, Brake)

5

3

2-Nil

4/5

2

4

25

XCR (12”, 7.62mm, Brake)

5

3

2-Nil

4/5

2

4

29

XCR (14.5”, 7.62mm, Brake)

5

3

2-Nil

5/6

3

6

38

XCR (16”, 7.62mm, Brake)

5

4

2-Nil

5/6

3

6

44

XCR (18.6”, 7.62mm, Brake)

5

4

2-Nil

5/6

3

6

55

 

Rock River Arms A4-Varmint

     Notes: This is an AR-15 variant designed for, as the name suggests, varmint hunting.  Highly accurate for a semiautomatic varminter, the A4-Varmint is equipped with heavy match-grade barrels of 16-24 inches.  The A4-Varmint is not equipped with iron sights, but does have a MIL-STD-1913 rail for the mounting of virtually any sort of sight or optic.  The A4-Varmint also comes with an EOP (Elevated Optical Platform) to attach to the rail in order to mount large scopes properly.  It has the standard AR-15-style fixed synthetic stock and a solid hard rubber grip.  The weapon is chambered, and the twist of the rifling is designed, so that the A4-Varmint can fire .223 Remington civilian rounds and military 5.56mm NATO rounds with equal accuracy and reliability.  (There is no distinction between the two rounds in game terms, but in real life, there is a difference between the two.)  The handguard is an aluminum tube which is fluted to decrease weight and knurled to give a better gripping surface.  The trigger is of a National Match two-stage pattern. 

     The A4 Predator Pursuit is an accurized version of the A4 Varmint.  It uses a 20-inch heavy match-quality Wilson barrel which is free-floating, made from stainless steel, and air-gauged to help ensure that there are no imperfections; it uses a target crown at the muzzle.  The chamber is a Wylde Chamber; this is a chamber designed to accommodate both civilian and military ammunition of several different loads and bullet weights, and also reduces the chance of misfeeds.  The receiver is topped with a Weaver rail, and the gas block also has a very short length of Weaver rail.  The trigger group is a two-stage match-quality group.  The pistol grip is a Hogue Rubber grip instead of a standard AR-15-type grip.  The standard stock is an AR-15A2-type stock, but options include a skeletonized stock and a Magpul PRS stock.  Other options include ambidextrous controls, an enlarged charging handle latch, and an EOP upper receiver.

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

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

A4-Varmint (16” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.63 kg

5, 9, 10, 20, 30

$568

A4-Varmint (18” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

4.08 kg

5, 9, 10, 20, 30

$589

A4-Varmint (20” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

4.31 kg

5, 9, 10, 20, 30

$610

A4-Varmint (24” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

4.54 kg

5, 9, 10, 20, 30

$655

A4 Predator Pursuit

5.56mm NATO

3.67 kg

5, 9, 10, 20, 30

$618

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

A4-Varmint (16”)

SA

3

1-Nil

5

2

Nil

43

A4-Varmint (18”)

SA

3

1-Nil

5

2

Nil

51

A4-Varmint (20”)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

59

A4-Varmint (24”)

SA

3

1-Nil

7

2

Nil

73

A4 Predator Pursuit

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

60

 

Rock River Arms Tactical Rifles

     Notes: These are a series of M-4 clones made by Rock River Arms.  The Tactical Entry Carbine has the flat top receiver of the M-4A1 with a MIL-STD-1913 rail, and comes with a standard rear sight attached.  There is also a battery storage compartment on the right side of the rail.  The flash suppressor looks military, but complies with the Brady Gun Bill and the Tactical Entry Carbine could be sold to civilians in its semiautomatic form, if a fixed stock is used (use the 5 for Bulk, and subtract $20).  The collapsible stock is copied from a CAR-15; the fixed stock is an AR-15A2 stock.  With the sunset of the Brady Gun Ban, the requirement for a fixed stock went away, except in certain jurisdictions. The trigger pull is crisp and light. The barrel is a 16-inch chrome-moly steel barrel tipped with a flash suppressor.

     The Elite Operator2 is a version of the M-4A1 with an RRA Operator CAR skeletonized sliding stock, an ERGO Sure Grip ergonomic pistol grip.  The trigger group is two-stage inside an enlarged trigger guard for gloves.  The top of the receiver has a MIL-STD-1913 rail; this is almost continuous with the rail atop the handguard.  Three shorter rails, one third the length of the handguards from the front, are found at the 3, 6, and 9-o’clock positions.  The other two-thirds of the handguards are smooth and circular, except for the top of the handguard. The front sight is a fold-down sight, and an iron rear sight may be attached to the receiver rail.  The 16-inch barrel is tipped with a muzzle brake.  The bolt carrier group is chromed for smooth operation and cleanliness.

     The Entry Operator2 is virtually identical except for the shape of its handguards, and is identical to the Elite Operator2 for game purposes.  The Tactical Operator2 is also virtually identical to the EliteOperator2, except for the perforated handguards (which still have MIL-STD-1913 rails that are slightly modified and span the full length of the handguards). For game purposes, it is otherwise identical to the Elite Operator2.  The new Tactical Operator-L introduced late last year (in 2012) is essentially the same rifle as the Tactical Operator2, except that it is designed for left-handed shooters.

     The PDS Carbine (Piston Driven System) is a radical remake of the basic RRA Tactical Rifle, with a piston-driven gas system, a specially-designed bolt carrier, an over-the-barrel recoil spring instead of one in the stock, and a guide rod.  The top of the receiver has a long MIL-STD-1913 rail which extends from the rear of the receiver to the front gas block, and the handguard is round and ribbed.  The rear and front have folding iron sights. The charging handles are on the sides instead of at the rear of the receiver, and fold.  The stock is an M-4-type sliding stock which also folds to the right.  It is otherwise similar to a standard M-4, except that its barrel length is 16 inches. Currently, the RRA PDS series cannot use a sound suppressor, though one is in the works.

     The newest up (as I write this in June 2016) is the IRS Battleplan.( IRS stands for Integrated Rifle Sights); the sights are fixed and stand with the front sight post on the gas block, and the rear sight directly behind the receiver’s Picatinny rail. The sights are of steel and aluminum; the sights are adjustable for windage and elevation and have a dual-aperture design; they are adjustable by dials.  The front sight is also dial-adjustable and consists of a post on a riser protected by ears.  The sights are high enough to easily use, but aren’t noticeable when using optical sights.  The handguards are short, medium, and long; with short and medium handguards, the barrel and gas tube are still not exposed, as they are shrouded. The handguards have a Picatinny rail down the top (on top, it connects with the receiver rail) and one on the bottom. The standard Battleplan has an aircraft-quality aluminum lower and an even stronger upper. The 16-inch barrel is of chrome-Moly steel and is floating; an 18-inch barrel version is available but only with a full-sized handguard. The barrel is fluted in a spiral-section and tipped with an RRA Helical Brake. Controls are as on a standard M-16. The stock is an adjustable Operator CAR assembly. The Hogue grip is not fancy or special, except that is rubberized for a sure grip.  The trigger guard is a winter version, enlarged for even bulky gloves; the trigger pull weight is 4.5 pounds. The charging handle is a BCM Gunfighter handle with a medium latch, making it easier to pull and lock.

     The PDS pistol is similar to the PDS Carbine, but has no stock (though one can be attached), an 8-inch barrel, and a shorter handguard and MIL-STD-1913 rail.  Strictly speaking, it is not a rifle, though it is included here for completeness.

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

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Tactical Entry Carbine

5.56mm NATO

3.18 kg

9, 10, 20, 30

$585

Elite Operator2

5.56mm NATO

3.63 kg

9, 10, 20, 30

$637

PDS Carbine

5.56mm NATO

3.36 kg

9, 10, 20, 30

$591

PDS Pistol

5.56mm NATO

2.27 kg

9, 10, 20, 30

$452

IRS Battleplan (16” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.45 kg

9, 10, 20, 30

$640

IRS Battleplan (18” Barrel)

5.56mm NATO

3.51 kg

9, 10, 20, 30

$662

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Tactical Entry Carbine

5

3

1-Nil

3/5

2

6

40

Elite Operator2

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

5

40

PDS Carbine

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

6

40

PDS Carbine

5

2

1-Nil

2

3

8

12

IRS Battleplan (16” Barrel)

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

4

41

IRS Battleplan (18” Barrel)

5

3

1-Nil

5/6

2

4

49

    

Rock River Arms LAR-15

     Notes: This is essentially the civilian law-enforcement version of the M-4 SOPMOD; it is an M-4 clone with modifications similar to those of military M-4’s.  The LAR-15 was designed to meet the needs of US law enforcement of the 21st century, where organized crime, heavily-armed gangs, and even terrorists might be encountered.  The LAR-15 was specifically designed for the DEA and ATF, but is also available to the likes of police SRT units.  The LAR-15 has a sliding stock like the M-4, a MIL-STD-1913 rail for optics and sighting gear, handguards with four-way attachment rails for more accessories, an ergonomic rubber pistol grip, a tactical weapon light (a mini-flashlight), and a forward grip for close-quarters fighting.  The handguards are longer than standard M-4 handguards, and have foam fillers for the Picatinny-style attachment rails for added comfort. 

     A civilian model of the LAR-15 is available; this does not have the fancy handguards or the sliding buttstock, and has a longer barrel with a muzzle brake instead of a flash suppressor.

     Variants of the LAR-15 include LAR-6.8, the LAR-9, the LAR-40, the LAR-9, and LAR-458.  These primarily differ in the chamberings and in that these are semiautomatic-only weapons.  They can be had with carrying handles or with MIL-STD-1913 rails atop the receiver (the CAR-A4 versions) and with sliding stock and fixed-stock versions.  Sliding stock versions with carrying handles are shown below; with a sliding stock, add $20, and change folded bulk to one less, and with a MIL-STD-1913 rail, add 1% to the cost and 0.01 kg. Handguards can be short or mid-length.  Sliding stock and MIL-STD-1913 rails can also be had on the LAR-15, in which case the weapon should be treated as a LAR-15 except for as noted above for the sliding stock and MIL-STD-1913 rails.

     The RRA LAR-6.8 Coyote carbine was designed for easy carry on long hunting trips, as well as by police and military concerns.  It is for the most part quite similar to a standard LAR-6.8; most changes are cosmetic or ergonomic in nature.  The stock is replaced by an RRA Operator fixed, skeletonized stock.  This stock has room for batteries and cleaning supplies in compartments in the stock.  As with the LAR-6.8, the Coyote Carbine has a MIL-STD-1913 rail above the receiver, and also has a low-profile topped with a very short length of rail (normally used to add a folding iron sight).  The barrel is of heavy profile; it may be tipped with a flash suppressor, a muzzle brake, or no muzzle device and a target crown.  Barrels are normally 16 inches long, but a version with a 12-inch barrel is available to police, military, and civilian concerns.  The 12-inch-barrel version is normally equipped with an RRA-designed muzzle brake. Civilian versions in this short barrel length are almost always semiautomatic, police versions may go either way, and if military versions exist, they will have automatic fire capability. The aluminum handguards allow the barrel to free-float.  The same is true for the 16-inch-barrel version.

          As the name would indicate, the Fred Eichler LAR-15 is a very tricked out version of the LAR-15.  The base is, of course, a LAR-15, but many enhancements and features are added.  These include a tan RRA Operator A2 stock, a tan Hogue Rubber Pistol Grip, an RRA Chrome two-stage trigger pack, an aluminum RRA Fred Eichler handguard which provides a free float tube for the barrel, a mid-length gas system with a low-profile gas block, and a winter trigger guard.  At the buyer’s request, the stock may be an RRA Operator CAR stock, which is a sliding stock.  In both cases, the butt has a textured rubber surface to help provide a secure grip. The 16-inch barrel is cryogenically-treated and made from stainless steel, and tipped by a pepperpot-style muzzle brake (which RRA will delete if local laws require it and provide a target-crowned muzzle instead). Atop the receiver is a MIL-STD-1913 rail, which joins with the full-length upper handguard rail and the gas block rail; in the other three directions are short, 6.35-centimeter rails at the front of the handguard. Controls are oversized for easy manipulation with even heavy gloves.  The front sling swivel can also have the swivel itself removed and the swivel mount used to attach many brands and models of bipod.  Metalwork finish is dark gray, except for the barrel and bolt.

     The LAR-15 Mountain Rifle is designed to be a light carry rifle usable on small-medium game.  As such, it is a very light rifle, with slender handguards; these handguards have three rows (sides, bottom) of cooling holes in them. Atop the handguard is a Picatinny rail, and this attaches to the rail above the receiver.  The pistol grip is by Hogue, and the trigger guard is oversized to allow the use of hands wearing heavy gloves. The stock is an RRA Tactical CAR Stock (like an M-4’s stock, but six positions).  The upper and lower receiver are forged rather than being machined.  The barrel is a 16-inch floating Chrome/Moly steel barrel tipped by an A2 flash suppressor, and the rifle uses a low-profile gas block.  It is designed for hunting and therefore optics, but BUIS come with the rifle.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: These weapons do not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

LAR-15

5.56mm NATO

3.4 kg

10, 20, 30

$767

LAR-15 Civilian

5.56mm NATO

3.64 kg

10

$610

LAR-6.8

6.8mm SPC

3.4 kg

10, 20, 30

$704

LAR-9

9mm Parabellum

3.4 kg

10, 20, 32

$281

LAR-40

.40 Smith & Wesson

3.4 kg

10, 20, 30

$320

LAR-458

.458 SOCOM

3.45 kg

10, 20

$2071

LAR-6.8 Coyote Carbine (16” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.18 kg

10, 20, 30

$744

LAR-6.8 Coyote Carbine (12” Barrel)

6.8mm SPC

3.12 kg

10, 20, 30

$744

Fred Eichler LAR-15 (Fixed Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.45 kg

10, 20, 30

$616

Fred Eichler LAR-15 (Sliding Stock)

5.56mm NATO

3.45 kg

10, 20, 30

$636

LAR-15 Mountain Rifle

5.56mm NATO

2.81 kg

10, 20, 30

$596

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

LAR-15

5

3

1-Nil

4/5

2

6

43

LAR-15 Civilian

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

40

LAR-6.8

SA

3

1-2-Nil

6

3

Nil

54

LAR-9

SA

2

1-Nil

6

1

Nil

35

LAR-40

SA

2

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

44

LAR-458

SA

5

1-3-Nil

6

5

Nil

53

LAR-6.8 Coyote Carbine (16”)

5

3

1-2-Nil

6

3

7

57

LAR-6.8 Coyote Carbine (12”)

5

3

1-2-Nil

5

2

5

37

Fred Eichler LAR-15 (Fixed Stock)

SA

3

1-Nil

6

2

Nil

42

Fred Eichler LAR-15 (Sliding Stock)

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

2

Nil

42

LAR-15 Mountain Rifle

SA

3

1-Nil

4/6

3

Nil

42

 

Rock River Arms LAR-47

     Notes: To some, an amalgamation of the AR-15s and it’s inherent flexibility and the AK-47, with it’s heavier bullet and simpler operation, has been a goal of many gunsmiths.  RRA begins with an AR-15 upper and lower, and then does an internal redesign and complete magazine well redesign to produce the LAR-47.  It appears to be a successful melding.

     One of the fist design hurdles was the large amounts of sometimes incompatible AK magazines worldwide.  RRA feels that they are a rifle company and not a magazine company, and did not want to get into making proprietary magazines for the LAR-47.  They therefore opted to make a magazine well that will accept most Western, Eastern, and Chinese.  The barrel is essentially a 16-inch AR-15-type barrel, but has a heavy profile, and is tipped with a pepperpot-type muzzle brake with a stand-off device to put breaks in rebar or to blow a lock (a standard A2-type flash suppressor is also an option). Internally, the differences in the bolt carrier and the barrel extension are obvious, as is the chromed bore.  The bolt carrier is also chromed; RRA assumed that the LAR-47’s shooters might get less-than-sterling-quality ammunition (such as Russian or Chinese, for example). RRA used direct gas impingement operation, as RRA tried the AKs gas piston and could not make it work in an AR-type rifle.  The receiver looks mostly like that of an AR-15, except for the front of the lower receiver, where it is modified to take an AK magazine.  The upper receiver is topped by a MIL-STD-1913 rail; the front sight is also an AR-15-type assembly.  Noticeable by it’s absence is bolt catch; using one would make the receiver too wide and again, possibly lead to proprietary magazines. Though the example shown at the 2012 SHOT Show had an upper and lower receiver made of aluminum billets, actual production receiver halves are forged.  The standard stock is an M-4-type sliding stick, though a Delta CAR stock is an option.

     The LAR-47 configured with an A2 flash suppressor, M-4-type stock, and a receiver-length rail is designated by RRA as the CAR A4; with a pepperpot muzzle device, Delta CAR stock, and full-length upper rail with side and lower rail on the handguards is designated the Delta Carbine.  There are significant weight differences, but internally, they are identical.

     RRA hints that there may be a 5.45mm Kalashnikov version in 2013.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

LAR-47 CAR A4

7.62mm Kalashnikov

2.9 kg

10, 20, 30, 40, 75D

$860

LAR-47 Delta Carbine

7.62mm Kalashnikov

3.52 kg

10, 20, 30, 40, 75D

$562

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

LAR-47 CAR A4

SA

4

2-Nil

5/6

4

Nil

46

LAR-47 Delta Carbine

SA

4

2-Nil

5/6

3

Nil

46

 

Rock River Arms LAR-458

     Notes: Essentially a heavy modification of the RRA CAR A4, the LAR-458 is modified to instead fire the .458 SOCOM cartridge.  It is intended primarily for short-range combat and entry teams.

     Other than the changes necessary to fire the .458 SOCOM cartridge (which were large and many in of themselves), the LAR-458 has a large number of sub-versions available, differing primarily in the stocks, handguards, pistol grips, and MIL-STD-1913 rails available.  For game purposes, the stocks may be primarily into fixed and 6-position sliding stocks; however, possible fixed stocks include a standard AR-15A2 stock, a shorter “entry stock,” the CAA Tactical Stock (which has compartments for accessories such as cleaning kits, batteries, etc.), and the ACE Skeleton stock. The handguards may be “generic” ribbed aluminum handguards or better Hogue versions.  (Both of these also contain free-float tubes for the barrel.)  The pistol grips may be standard AR-15A2, Hogue rubber, an ERGO grip, or an ERGO Target grip. The receiver is topped by a MIL-STD-1913 rail, but the buyer may elect to also buy a detachable carrying handle with an AR-15A2-type rear sight in it; the gas block also has a very short MIL-STD-1913 rail, and the buyer may also elect to buy a front sight to fit this rail if desired.  The trigger guard may be of standard size or a wider winter trigger guard.  The barrel is a 16-inch chrome-moly steel bull barrel, which may be tipped with a standard AR-15A2-type flash suppressor or a Vortex flash suppressor/muzzle brake.  Feed is from modified AR-15A2 magazines.

     There are some rumors floating around that the US Military (primarily special operations and the Coast Guard) have requested that Rock River Arms build some versions of the LAR-458 capable of automatic fire, though I have been unable as of yet to confirm this beyond mere rumors.  However, I have included automatic stats below, as a point of interest.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The LAR-458 does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

LAR-458 (Fixed Stock, Flash Suppressor)

.458 SOCOM