SMG-45 First Pistol Caliber Carbine Offered by LWRCI

The SMG-45 is the first pistol caliber carbine offered by LRWCI, and it’s shipping now.

SMG-45 First Pistol Caliber Carbine Offered by LWRCI

Earlier this month, LWRCI announced the release of its first pistol-caliber carbine, the SMG-45. This SMG model combines the company’s experience with the AR platform with an innovative delayed-blowback/short-recoil operating system to deliver a unique PCC shooting experience.

According to David Ridley, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, “The SMG is truly a ‘Step-Up’ pistol-caliber carbine that offers our customers innovative features and comfortable ergonomics in a compact package.” 

Built from the ground up around US-manufactured UMP magazines, the SMG-45 is a new PCC chambered in .45 ACP. It features many of the same controls and performance attributes found in LWRCI’s luxury gas-piston AR lineup. Constructed of advanced aluminum and steel alloys and protected with hard-coat anodizing, ferritic nitrocarburization and nickel-boron surface treatments, the SMG-45 is built to last.

Features on the SMG include a signature fully ambidextrous lower receiver with AR-style controls for the safety and bolt catch/release, a paddle magazine release, LWRCI Ultra Combat Grip and an LWRCI Enhanced Fire Control Group. The upper includes an 8.5-inch cold hammer forged Chromoly steel barrel, LWRCI’s familiar Modular Rail System with rail panels installed at 3/6/9 o’clock with a hand stop at 6 o’clock. 

The initial offering of the SMG-45 is paired with an SB Tactical Folding Subgun Brace with an LWRCI Adapter. When folded, the SMG-45 measures only 15.25 inches long and 3.6 inches wide. It measures 26 inches long and 2.4 inches wide with the brace unfolded. The barrel is threaded with .578x28 threads. The SMG-45 weighs 5.9 pounds and ships with Magpul MBUS Pro sights and two UMP 25-round magazines, with lower capacity magazines available.

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