CPWSA Ultimate Carbine
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After years of trial and error (or what optimists call "experience"), and a small fortune trying different barrel lengths, twist rates, bullet weights, handguards, comps, triggers, optics, etc., the CPWSA Ultimate Carbine is the culmination of all the lessons I've learned; most of them the hard way. This carbine will save 3 gun competitors time, money, and frustration in selecting and outfitting a rifle for competition. It's been built from the ground up as the perfect rifle for competition. Whether you're a novice 3 gunner or a competitor with hundreds of matches under your belt, you'll never outgrow or outperform this rifle. This carbine offers you the chance to do it right the first time, not spend a fortune, and save yourself hours and hours of frustration.
The complete carbine weighs only 6 pounds, 9 ounces without sights or optic, so it's really light and maneuverable. It's perfect for those fast 3 Gun Nation stages, or local club shoots, but is equally at home on long range 400 to 500 yard stages like those regularly seen at the Blue Ridge Mountain 3 Gun match.
The heart and soul of the CPWSA Ultimate Carbine is the barrel, which has been custom built to our specifications. Measures .875" before the gas block and .725" diameter after the gas block; black phosphate finished, fluted, 14.5" long, with mid-length gas, 1 in 9 twist, with M4 ramps and 5.56 NATO chambered. Fluting both before and after the gas block facilitates cooling and reduces weight, and the mid-length gas system softens the recoil impulse more than a standard carbine length gas system. The 1 in 9 twist rate allows shooters to use standard XM193 or other readily available 55 gr. ball ammunition on those up close, hoser type stages, yet still stabilizes heavier bullets usually preferred to reliably flash steel targets at longer ranges. You should expect around 1 MOA with either 55 gr. XM193 or other brands of 55 gr. ball ammo. Sub-MOA groups should be expected with premium ammo such as 75 gr. Hornady TAP ammo, my preferred long range ammo.
We like the 14.5" barrel length because it's short enough to be quick and maneuverable in house clearing stages or close, tight quarters situations, yet long enough to give the velocity needed to flash steel targets at the long ranges frequently encountered at major 3 gun competitions. The comp has been permanently pinned and welded to the barrel to provide a 16" overall length. This eliminates the hassle and expense of obtaining a SBR stamp from the BATFE.
As per ATF Handbook Chapter 2, we have done all the work for you to ensure these barrels meet ATF requirements for permanently attached muzzle devices. Measurement of at least 16" is from the closed bolt or breech face, and the comp/brake is attached via the blind pin method with the pin head welded over. (See picture)
This Ultimate Carbine features a JP Rifles matched, forged upper and lower receiver. The lower receiver has the CPWSA logo laser etched for brand recognition purposes and to let your friends (and your competition) know you've got a race horse that's ready to run. The Ultimate carbine sports a 3.5# CMC curved trigger which is secured with JP oversize, anti-walk trigger pins. A Magpul trigger guard, ambi safety and Arredondo oversize mag release is standard. A Magpul ACS adjustable stock allows for a comfortable, consistent and uniform cheek weld from either strong side or weak side shoulder positions. A Magpul MOE Plus grip completes the lower receiver.
The upper receiver features a 13" Viking Tactics Alpha Rail handguard, CPWSA logo etched ejection port cover, Lantac Dragon Advanced Muzzle Brake pinned and welded, your choice of JP Rifles polished stainless or black stainless low mass or full mass bolt carrier assembly, and Syrac Ordnance adjustable gas block.
All gun purchases come with a 3 day inspection period during which buyer may return firearm (in unfired condition on new guns) for a complete refund (minus return shipping) if not completely satisfied.