American Rifleman | New for 2021: Red Arrow Weapons RAW15
Red Arrow Weapons, based in Fork Union, Virginia, is adding a new addition to its line of custom AR platform rifles. The RAW15 is in the NATO with 5.56 x 45 mm and the .223 Rem. Like the other offerings in the Red Arrow Weapons series, the RAW15 is also housed in a 5.56 x 45 mm NATO and designed for varmint and tactical use.
The RAW15’s top and bottom receivers are both forged from 7075 T6 aluminum. The top receiver is A3 style with picatinny rail segments extending across the flat top with T-marks to allow the user to track the optical mount placement. A 16 ”5.56×45 mm NATO and .223 Rem is connected to the upper receiver. Chamber barrel made of 4150 chrome-moly steel with a 1: 8 “speed of rotation treated with melonite. The barrel has a thread for 1 / 2×28” TPI and is fitted with a DB15 556 muzzle brake. The barrel uses a medium length direct impinging gas system.
Also connected to the top receiver is a 15-inch aluminum handguard with M-LOK compatible slots on the bottom and sides and two interrupted Picatinny rail segments at the top and front. In the upper RAW15 receiver there is a shot-peened bolt carrier group made of 8620 steel, inspected with magnetic particles, which has also been treated with melonite. The top receiver also houses a rechargeable handle with an elongated latch on the left.
The lower RAW15 receiver comes with a 3.5 pound weight. single stage CMC trigger with pre-installed CMC anti-walk trigger pins. It also comes with an improved trigger guard and Magpul K2 + rubberized grip. A Magpul CTR telescopic shaft sits on top of the six-position Mil-Spec buffer tube. The overall length of the RAW15 varies from 32.5 inches with the shaft folded up to 36.25 inches with the shaft extended. The total weight of the RAW15 is 6 lbs. 9 oz. unload. It comes with a single Magpul P-Mag.
The RAW15 is available in two color schemes, either black with red accented parts or a midnight bronze Cerakote finish. The RRP of the RAW15 varies from $ 1,260 to $ 1,287, depending on the color scheme you choose. Further information on the Red Arrow Weapons RAW15 for 5.56 x 45 mm NATO and .223 Rem. Visit redarrowweapons.com.