Sons of Guns star and Red Jacket Firearms supremo Will Hayden’s talking-up his company’s AR at gunsandammo.com. Apparently, the $1225 RJF KMP-DI 5.56mm direct impingement carbine is “built to set a higher bar in this marketplace.” We report, you decide. Here’s how Will describes his meisterstuck . . .
We made sure all internals meet and exceed all Mil-Spec requirements. Each is individually MPI and HPT (high pressure tested) and certified as such. Every bolt is equipped with an extreme duty extractor and spring set. The bolt is fully stress relieved and surface hardened. The above and the Mil-Spec M-16 carrier provide the smoothest action and utmost reliability. The carrier is hard chromed inside and houses a hard chrome firing pin.
The internals are phosphate coated and properly staked to ensure a long life. We apply the RJF logo on several different areas to show you our pride in our components. The upper and lower receivers are forged from 7075-T6 aluminum, equipped with a either a 1/7 twist rate M4 profile chrome-lined barrel, or a match grade 1/7 stainless barrel, fluted for stiffness and superior accuracy. Our RJF suppressor flash hider is installed and externally threaded to accept any of the RJF suppressor line. Our relationship with Magpul allows us to competitively round the gun out with a whole array of Magpul goodies, from their CTR stock and MOE furniture to the latest MBUS site.
Meh. More interesting, Will wants you to know that the gun isn’t built by four guys in a shed.
The Discovery Channel show gives the impression of a small shop doing basically just R&D work; it’s almost like just three or four of us work for Red Jacket. That’s not the case, though we certainly understand why it’s set up that way.
You mean the show isn’t real? And that the new product is more or less a marketing exercise? Who’d a thunk it.