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LWRCI Starts To Ship The SMG .45 Pistol Caliber Carbine

Submitted by Logan on Wed, 07/10/2019 - 06:44
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LWRCI SMG .45 Pistol Caliber Carbine

Not exactly a UMP, though a quick glance of the new LWRCI SMG .45 Pistol Caliber Carbine will make you think it is a better looking cousin of the Heckler & Koch UMP .45 SMG. Whilst other firearms manufacturers are working on 5.56 or 9mm SBRs, LWRCI takes on the .45 ACP round, which is a round that is hard to time for compact automatic carbines.

The LWRCI SMG .45 Pistol Caliber Carbine is built around the US-made UMP magazine and uses an innovative delayed-blowback/short-recoil operating system. The first batch has started shipping last week and more will be shipped soon.

If you want an airsoft version of this, you better look to Classic Army as it has LWRCI AEGs released years back. We are not sure if the Hong Kong-based airsoft company still has the license to making airsoft versions of LWRCI rifles but if they are reading this, they can drop us a message. Press release from LWRCI below:

LWRCI Rolls Out New SMG .4

CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND (7/3/2019): One of the most exciting product releases in LWRCI™ company history is finally here. LWRCI™ announces the release of its first pistol-caliber carbine – the SMG-45. This highly-anticipated SMG model combines the company’s experience on the AR platform with an innovative delayed-blowback/short-recoil operating system that delivers a unique pistol-caliber carbine shooting experience.

“We listened closely to shooters, operators, and customers throughout the development of this exciting new platform for LWRCI™,” says David Ridley, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The SMG is truly a ‘Step-Up’ pistol-caliber carbine that offers our customers innovative features and comfortable ergonomics in a compact package.”

Built from the ground up around US-manufactured UMP magazines, the SMG-45 is a completely new PCC in .45 ACP that features many of the same controls and performance attributes found in LWRCI™’s luxury gas-piston AR lineup. LWRCI™’s commitment to craftsmanship and design excellence is clearly evident in the SMG-45: the firearm delivers the high performance that discerning shooters demand alongside the quality and innovation that customers have come to expect from LWRCI™. 

Constructed of advanced aluminum and steel alloys and protected with hard-coat anodizing, ferritic nitrocarburization, and nickel-boron surface treatments, the SMG is built to last. Features on the SMG include a signature fully-ambidextrous lower receiver with AR-style controls for the safety and bolt catch/release, a paddle magazine release, the LWRCI™ Ultra Combat Grip™, and an LWRCI™ Enhanced Fire Control Group™. The upper includes an 8.5” cold- hammer-forged CrMoV steel barrel, LWRCI’s familiar Modular Rail System with LWRCI™ Rail Panels and Hand Stop installed at 3/6/9 o’clock, Magpul MBUS Pro sights, and more. The launch configuration for the SMG-45 is a pistol equipped with the SB Tactical SBTi folding subgun brace. The SMG-45 ships with two 25-round magazine.

To coincide with America’s Independence Day the SMG-45 Pistol+Brace began shipping on July 2 and is expected to be ready for retail from an authorized LWRCI Wholesale Distributor or Premier Dealer by early next week.  For more information on the LWRCI™ SMG-45, visit

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