Sure to get the antis’ knickers in a bunch, the new JR-15 from WEE1 Tactical is a scaled-down AR-15 chambered in .22 LR with a couple kid-focused features built in.
The JR-15 weighs under 2.5 lbs, has a unique safety that gives parents some extra control over the rifle, and has magazines available in 1-, 5-, and 10-round capacities.
When I get back from SHOT Show I’m going to request a T&E unit to take to the range with my daughters (9 and 6 y/o). But only if they’ll thread the barrel so I can shoot it suppressed. That’s one of the best ways to introduce kids or new shooters to firearms and make it a pleasurable experience.
WEE1 Tactical’s press release follows:
WEE1 TACTICAL is ALL IN at the 2022 SHOT Show® this January 18–21 and will be joining an incredible list of more than 2,000 exhibits at The Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum in Las Vegas.
We are excited to announce that we will be presenting the JR-15 .22Cal Long Rifle this year! The JR-15 is the first in a line of shooting platforms that will safely help adults introduce children to the shooting sports.
We believe that this introduction early on will produce a deep respect for firearms that continue and last for a lifetime of safety!
Our goal from day one was to develop a shooting platform that was not only sized correctly, and safe, but also looks, feels, and operates just like Mom and Dad’s gun. Safety was so much at the forefront of our thought process that we developed and patented a tamper resistant safety that puts the adult in control of the firearms safety switch. The developers of the Wee 1 Tactical JR-15 have been in the firearms market for over 40 years. Schmid Tool has been providing firearms components to our customers in the AR-15 market specifically for more the 30 years. We are so excited to start capturing the imagination of the next generation to enter the shooting sports.
The JR-15 functions like a modern sporting rifle, however and most importantly its Lightweight & rugged polymer construction and Ergonomics are geared towards children. Additionally, its Single shot capable with a one round magazine/ The JR-15 is accessory ready with picatinny, M-LOK handguard, and seven position adjustable buttstock. We believe that with proper mentorship this platform will build confidence and teach responsibility.
Please find the JR-15 Specifications below:
Size: 27 7/8″ Collapsed / 30 7/8″ Extended
Weight: Approx. 2 lbs
Safety: Patented Tamper Resistant
Trigger: Mini Mil-Spec
Sight: No Sight Included / Red Dot Recommended
Magazine: 1rd, 5rd, 10rd, ships with single rd mag
SMALLER – SAFER – LIGHTER
PATENTED SAFETY, MADE IN USA