There are a couple companies that have done a takedown AR-15 rifle recently. Wyndham Weaponry just acquired the heretofore most popular version from MGI, and while it is nifty it isn’t perfect. There are things that can be changed to make it more visually appealing and easier to assemble. The folks at Cry Havoc Tactical have come up with their own solution that allows a 14.5″ AR-15 to fold down into the space of a traditional 3 ring binder . . .
The magic is in the barrel lock plate. The previous MGI solution used two rotating pins on either side of the barrel to lock it in place, but the Cry havoc folks went with a latch design instead. I think this is a better design because it allows for a tighter lockup between the barrel and the receiver (which should improve accuracy) and is quicker to put together in the field.
Needless to say we’ve asked for a kit for testing. This thing looks pretty cool, and if it works as advertised it could go a long way towards making AR-15 rifles easier to carry around.