Sunday, February 6, 2011

Z-M Weapons LR-300 Assault Rifle U.S.A

The LR-300 assault rifle was developed by Z-M Weapons, a small US-based company. This rifle was
designed by Allan Zitta and is aimed at law enforcement personnel and special operations forces. It is a version of the M4 carbine. The designation LR-300 translates as Light Rifle with a range of effective fire in 300 meters. It was manufactured between 2000 and 2007. Later all rights for the design were sold to Para USA. The LR-300 is a gas operated, selective fire rifle. It is a state-of-the art compact modular weapon, based on the M16 design. The LR-300 has an improved patented gas operating system.

The main reason for this modification was to provide this rifle with capability to mount side-folding stock, rather than fixed M16-type stock, or partially collapsible M4 carbine-type stock. None of these stocks could be removed due the spring piston, mounted inside. A patented gas system of the LR-300 allowed to make the stock collapsible. It is fitted with the FN FAL-type non-adjustable or adjustable telescopic side-folding stocks. As a result the LR-300 is significantly shorter, but reduced size do not comes at a price of reduced accuracy.
Z-M Weapons LR-300 Specifications
Caliber 5.56 x 45 mm (.223 Rem)
Weight (empty) 3.27 kg
Length 914 mm
Length (with folded stock) 673 mm
Barrel length 419 mm
Muzzle velocity ?
Cyclic rate of fire 950 rpm
Practical rate of fire 40 - 100 rpm
Magazine capacity 20, 30 rounds
Sighting range ?
Range of effective fire 300 m


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