WWSD2020 Rifle – What Would Stoner Do 2020

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Let’s talk about the WWSD 2020 Rifle. WWSD stands for What Would Stoner Do 2020.

This is an attempt to create an AR-15 style rifle using the most reliable and advanced gun technology here in the year 2020.

WWSD 2020 Rifle - What Would Stoner Do 2020 AR-15 style rifle
WWSD 2020 Rifle – now available for pre-order

In other words – What Would Stoner Do?

It’s going to be available soon, and you can pre-order from Brownells now:

WWSD 2020 Rifle – Overview

How’s the WWSD 2020 rifle shaping up?

Brownells is building these according to InRange TV’s specifications.

Here’s some of the current ingredients:

  • KE Arms KP-15 Polymer lower,
  • SLT-1 Sear Link Technology Trigger,
  • ambidextrous selector (Not surprising – as Ian is a leftie),
  • ambi mag release,
  • ambidextrous charging handle,
  • PDQ lever,
  • JP Silent Capture Spring System,
  • Carbon Fiber Handguard,
  • 16” barrel with titanium flash hider. 1/2-28 threads.

The goal is to make a rifle that is lighter, better, and easier to use.

The barrel is a pencil barrel

For example, polymer lowers are tough – and lightweight.

WWSD 2020 Rifle - Mk3 Polymer Lower
The WWSD 2020 Rifle will use the Mk3 Polymer Lower from KE Arms.

Why Polymer? The KE Arms KP-15 is a monolithic polymer AR-15 ambidextrous lower receiver made from injection molded, 30% glass-filled nylon. Its unique design incorporates the buffer tube, pistol grip, trigger and a 13-inch (LOP) buttstock into the receiver as integral components. The result is an affordably priced, lightweight lower receiver.

The titanium flash hider is part of that lightweight formula too.

The WWSD2020 rifle will use KE Arm’s SLT-1 trigger.

Some highlights:


The advantages of Sear Link Technology: There is no disconnector for the hammer to drive through, thus creating a more efficient cycle of the bolt simply pushing the hammer out of the way as the gun fires.

Forces of the bolt on the hammer are not transmitted into any other components of the trigger assembly.

Constant sear engagement against the hammer means the trigger is always ready to reset and fire.

Prior to this, there was the WWSD 2017 rifle, also from the minds at InRange TV.

WWSD 2017 Rifle
InRange TV undertook a similar project in 2017. This is the WWSD 2017 rifle.

Hardened Chrome Bolt Carrier Group (BCG) From Young Manufacturing

The WWSD 2020 will use a hardened chrome bolt carrier group (or BCG).

Hardened chrome is the material that Eugene Stoner originally used for the AR-15.

Why hardened chrome? It runs with minimal lubrication – and it’s very easy to clean.

Hard chrome is resilient, easy to clean, and should show minimal wear over time.

The particular BCG to be used is the HMB bolt from Young Manufacturing.

WWSD 2020 - Hardened Chrome Bolt Carrier Group from Young Manufacturing
WWSD 2020 – Hardened Chrome Bolt Carrier Group from Young Manufacturing. Source: Young Manufacturing.

Here in the year 2020, hard chrome plating is undoubtedly what Stoner would do.

WWSD 2020 Rifle – In Summary

The WWSD 2020 Rifle project looks to bring the AR-15 into the modern era.

InRange TV thinks they know what Stoner would do – and you can benefit.

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