New from CMMG: Mk4 RCE Rifle

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I’m pretty much convinced that Robert is screwing with me. He knows my disdain for the practice of changing one or two minor features on an AR-15 and calling it “new” burns hotter than the surface of the sun. And yet he sends me press releases like this. CMMG already makes AR-15 rifles, but they’ve changed the rail system and fiddled with one or two other items and…presto change-o! Something new for the SHOT Show! The “recon” style AR-15 was pioneered by John Noveske, incorporating a long floating handguard and (typically) an 18″ barrel. The CMMG version stops at 16″. It’s available in 5.56 and 300 Blackout, which is nice. Make the jump for the presser . . .

Fayette, MO—For the past decade, CMMG has delivered precision-machined AR rifles known for their exceptional function, accuracy and reliability. The latest rifle to embody these features is the CMMG Mk4 RCE, available in 5.56x45mm NATO or .300 AAC Blackout.

The Mk4 RCE is one of CMMG’s premier 2014 rifle models. At its core is an M4 upper receiver and an AR15 lower receiver – both forged from 7075-T6 aluminum. The barrel is a matte finished 416 stainless steel 16” barrel with 1:7 rifle twist. The Mk4 RCE weighs just 6.5 pounds unloaded and weighs 7.5 pounds with a fully-loaded 30-round PMAG. It is 33 inches long with the stock collapsed and is 36 3/8 inches in length with the stock extended.

The RCE includes an RKM14 KeyMod free-floating hand guard with a 1913 Picatinny rail on top. The KeyMod slots are found at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions and offer shooters a low-profile mounting alternative to the M1913 Picatinny rail. For accessories that are not yet KeyMod compatible, users can purchase a separate CMMG 5-slot Picatinny adapter rail that can be easily attached to any of the KeyMod slots for optimal placement of the accessories.

The Mk4 RCE is equipped with a CMMG SV muzzle break that helps to reduce recoil and increase muzzle control for quick and manageable follow-up shots. The muzzle break is built from nitride finished 4140 steel and is able to withstand harsh conditions while providing steady and consistent muzzle rise compensation.

By partnering with other industry leaders, the Mk4 RCE has some of the best components available to complete the rifle. Some of these parts include a Geissele® Automatics SSA® 2-stage trigger, a Magpul CTR™ adjustable stock and Magpul MOE® pistol grip and trigger guard. One Magpul PMAG® with a 30-round capacity is included with the rifle.

CMMG Mk4 RCE Specifications:

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO / .300 AAC Blackout
Barrel: 16″ medium weight tapered profile, 416 stainless steel, 1:7” twist
Muzzle: CMMG SV muzzle brake, Threaded ½-28
Hand Guard: CMMG RKM14 KeyMod hand guard
Upper Receiver: Forged 7075-T6 AL M4
Lower Receiver: Forged 7075-T6 AL AR15
Trigger: Geissele Automatics SSA 2-stage trigger
Furniture: Magpul MOE Pistol Grip & CTR butt stock
Weight: 6.5 pounds (unloaded), 7.5 pounds (loaded with 30 round PMAG)
Length: 33 inches (stock collapsed), 36 3/8 inches (stock extended)
Magazine: 30rd Magpul PMAG
MSRP: $1,399.95

comments

  1. avatar Robert Farago says:

    True story.

  2. avatar Michael B. says:

    Meh.

  3. avatar Jeff says:

    oh, an AR

    1. avatar Swarf says:

      Zzzzzzzzz.

  4. avatar Darren M says:

    That *is* what a recce rifle traditionally is (along with some kind of low power optic), and definitely wasn’t pioneered by John Noveske. What you described is more akin to a Mk.12 SPR.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SEAL_Recon_Rifle

    I know it’s kind of splitting hairs, but I just wanted to clarify a little.

  5. avatar BillC says:

    I like it, but the “recce”/”recon” thing is thrown around too much. The term became popular a while ago because a handful of specops/SEALS did it for a hot minute because they had a need for a somewhat accurate M4 that had a longer barrel than 14.5″ and shorter than the M16.

    1. avatar Oddux says:

      Then they ultimately went “f*** it” and replaced them with FN Scar17s in Marksmen configurations.

      1. avatar BillC says:

        Yuuuup. Because the name sounded cool and the SEALs did it, it became stuff of arfcom legend. Pretty much any 3-Gun AR can be described as an “recce” rifle.

  6. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    “He knows my disdain for the practice of changing one or two minor features on an AR-15 and calling it ‘new’ burns hotter than the surface of the sun. ”

    + 1

    And, you can throw 1911’s in with that as well.

    1. avatar LC Judas says:

      But they make them out of TANK METAL now! Isn’t that new?

      *facepalm*

      1. avatar Andrew says:

        Dude, tank metal?

        You’re gonna need some NANO cleaner for that tank metal.

        http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/12/foghorn/gear-review-rand-clp/

    2. avatar A-Rod says:

      +P ammo, then +P+ ammo, I waiting for +P^2 or +Px2.

      1. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

        I’m waiting for a 46, just to shut all the 45 guys up.

        1. avatar Mrbadnews says:

          I bought a 45,… just so I could turn it in to a 10. 😀
          Oh, its a Glock.

          My favorite question for 45 guys,… “Who makes the best 45 out there?” just before they open their mouth I say “Glock!”

        2. avatar Troutbum5 says:

          They already make one…460 Rowland. A .45 just a tiny bit longer, with a lot more punch. And it’s pretty much a different barrel and spring in your 1911.

  7. avatar Andrew says:

    “For accessories that are not yet KeyMod compatible, users can purchase a separate CMMG 5-slot Picatinny adapter rail that can be easily attached to any of the KeyMod slots for optimal placement of the accessories.”

    I.E. ALL OF THEM.

  8. avatar Jeremy S says:

    Muzzle break? Is that similar to a muzzle brake?

    1. avatar Andrew says:

      It’s a break-action muzzle.

      1. avatar Jeremy S says:

        The last time I had a muzzle break I sent the gun in for warranty repair.

        I’d just as soon see every rifle ship with the cheapest possible A2 birdcage or even just a thread protector. Swapping muzzle devices is just way too common to force folks into paying extra for a fancy one that comes factory installed on a rifle when probably half+ of the owners are going to swap it out anyway. IMHO.

  9. avatar MadMedic says:

    Have you guys missed the bigger firearms news story of the day? Ruger released the LCR with an exposed hammer (LCRx). I wish this had been around a yr ago when I was looking for a kit gun!

  10. avatar Jim says:

    I dunno – it seems pretty nicely kitted out for the price. How many AR’s come stock with a $200 Geissele trigger? I think it’ll fit someone’s needs nicely, even if it’s not necessarily a groundbreaking rifle.

  11. avatar ensitue says:

    This is as bad as the kimono color co-ordinated Tsubas on overly long Katanas
    (and we all hate overly long Katanas!) 🙂

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