The GEARS CREW are back at it again, saving the world from the evils of ectoplasm and the Ghosts who cause it.
CMMG was kind enough to send us out the conversion kit to test along side the #WindhamProject. We wanted to bring the caliber count up from the stock 4 calibers of 5.56NATO,7.62x39mm,9mm and .300BLK to a fifth caliber with the .22lr conversion kit.
Gears of Guns
Versions of the Kit
CMMG makes a few versions of this kit to handle the left handed rifles.
Just swap this drop in conversion with your bolt carrier group and you will be ready to shoot .22LR. Ships with 25rd 22LR magazine. All Stainless Steel Construction, includes a 25rd Magazine.
[from CMMGs website]
I think this is an awesome training aid. Trying to introduce people who have a fear of guns and mainly a fear of the AR platform can be at times difficult. This can be due to the noise or the simple fear of recoil hurting them.
I like being able to start someone off with a .22lr and getting them comfortable using one gun with one set of controls and then being able to graduate them to the .223/5.56 calibers. In other words, you can train on the gun that you will graduate to. This makes you comfortable with all the different parts of the gun that you will shoot long term. This is a great way to watch people get over their fear and really start to enjoy the sport.
The True Stock Options
Checking out the latest review products for the #WindhamProject
AR-15/M-16 Kit – Finger Groove Beavertail Pistol Grip and OverMolded Collapsible Buttstock – In Red Lava Rubber
- (6 Stocks in total)
- (1) Green IMOD Stock
- (1) Tan IMOD Stock
- (1) Black IMOD Stock
- (1) Green EMOD Stock
- (1) Tan EMOD Stock
- (1) Black EMOD Stock
WMD Guns Shipped:
Shipped their new NiB-X Black Full Auto 5.56 Bolt Carrier Group with a NiB Hammer for the trigger assembly.
Its been a wet spring, so I’m just waiting for things to dry out to be able to head to the range.
Click here to check out the video
The Windham Project is the new Windham Weaponry RMCS-4 which is a Multi Caliber System built on the AR-15 platform and designed after the MGI Hydra. The rifle is chambered in
- 1. 5.56×45/.223Remington Standard AR Mag)
- 2. .300 AAC Blackout (Standard AR mag)
- 3. 7.62×39 (using an AK Mag)
- 4. 9mm (Using a Colt SMG Mag
- 5. .22LR (Using the CMMG .22 Conversion kit)
The idea behind our project is to build out an AR-15 using the Windham Weaponry RMCS-4 as the base and build out the parts to make this rifle more rounded out by using various parts from the industry.
Outside of Windham Weaponry supplying the rifle, we have a few companies who have already sent us a piece for the review.
- · CAA – Flip up iron sights
- · CMMG – .22 Conversion with two (25) round mags
- · AXTS – Raptor Charging Handle, Talon Ambi Safety, and QD end plate
- · Federal Ammunition – American Eagle 9mm and American Eagle subsonic .300AAC Blackout
- · WMD Guns – *NEW* NiB BCG
- · Hogue Overmolded Lava Red Pistol Grip and 6 position rifle stock
We will be reviewing this rifle for 1 year. We will be reviewing each additional product sent to us, on their own in an individual review, as well as part of the final overall #WindhamProject review.
We are looking for parts that fall under the RMCS-4 parts that would be considered “stock parts” i.e. the stock, pistol grip, BCGs*, products of that nature.
We love the idea that Windham has for this rifle and we just want to have fun and see what else we can do with it. Our end all goals are to build an AR that is chambered in as many calibers as possible through either a barrel change or full upper receiver (in a case such as a .50BMG upper or a piston based upper or pistol caliber outside of 9mm)
Windham has built a platform that we believe is great for someone who may be limited on space and would like to own more than one rifle but space permitting is just not feasible. We want to expand on that idea.
Rifles continues. K-Z is mostly the manufactures you will find here.
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Rock River Arms
Atticus James is traveling in India for the month of February. You can follow his adventures at AtticusJames.com. In the meantime, he has left all of the photos from Shot Show 2016 for those of us left behind to post for him. (This would explain any issues with photos being mislabeled. Apologies in advance if this happens). If you find a mislabeled photo, please let us know and we will fix it as soon as possible.