Remington GPC

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Remington GPC
Type Assault rifle
Place of origin  United States
Service history
Used by See Users
Production history
Manufacturer Remington
Specifications
Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
Barrels 14.5"
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Feed system Various STANAG magazines.
Sights A3 Removable Carry Handle, Picatinny rail

The Remington GPC introduced in 2010 was a AR-15 derivative with an extruded upper receiver acting as a barrel cooling jacket mounted with STANAG rails.[1] A derivative product called the Modular Gas Piston Carbine was being offered to the US Army for its Aborted Improved M4A1 Program .[2] It features a Ferritic Nitrocarburized (FNC) coating, 10.5 inch or 14.5 inch barrel offerings with a six groove 1:7 right hand twist. The hand guard is an eight-sided ventilated free floating unit with monolithic Mil-Std-1913 rail on the upper portion and user configurable rail sections that can be added on the other seven sides.[3]

The R5 is essentially a gas-piston derivative of the previous Remington R4, itself a clone of the AR-15/M16/M4 series.,[4] The standard R5 comes with a Magpul stock and an Ergo rifle grip.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Photo of Remington GPC". Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  2. ^ "Army announces carbine competition details - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq". Army Times. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Remington Defense". Remingtonmilitary.com. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  4. ^ "New from Remington Defense: R5 RGP Gas Piston AR-15". The Truth About Guns. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Remington Defense". Retrieved 15 November 2014. 

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