Guest Post by Brent Sauer
is intended to be about the quite exceptional Colt Sub-Compact Weapon (SCW) stock
set. Even so, we can not speak about the SCW stock set devoid of briefly speaking
about the background story of the SCW weapon itself.
the thought for the Colt Sub-Compact Weapon (SCW) was born when the law
enforcement neighborhood asked for a weapon that was compact sufficient to match in a
motorcycle officers cargo saddlebag. Though the weapon was initially made
for motorcycle mounted officers, it promptly became apparent that the SCW would
be a versatile weapon for use by safety or military personnel in automobiles and
in Close-Quarter Battle (CQB) roles also.
Soon after the
style and testing cycle was completed, the SCW created its 1st public
look at the 2008 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) show. This
look got the weapon method noticed by some possible foreign clients.
Israel adopted the SCW for their specific forces and adoption by Mexico quickly
The SCW was
made as a five.56mm weapon and had a 10.3” barrel. The requirement was for the
new weapon to give a responding officer swiftly deployable firepower higher
than the service pistol that was carried. Initially fielded as a choose fire
weapon, it was also sold in semi-automatic only variants. What seriously created the
style of the SCW stand out was its exceptional stock that folded in two areas and
could be extended/collapsed. The receiver extension style along with the
exceptional bolt carrier/buffer assembly enabled the weapon to be fired with the
stock folded or extended.
stock kit consists of the following elements:
1. Shortened Complete-Auto Bolt Carrier Assembly
two. Receiver Extension
three. Buffer Spring
four. Receiver Extension Nut
five. Finish Plate
six. Collapsible/Folding Stock Assembly
7. Buffer (tungsten and steel building just like other
physique is hinged at the back of the receiver extension and folds 180 degrees to
the left side of the weapon. When folded, the stock is parallel to the
receiver. There is a detent that locks the stock in the folded position. In
addition to the stock physique folding, the butt of the stock folds below, and up
at 90 degrees bringing the butt of the stock parallel with the stock comb.
One more standout function of the SCW stock kit is the exceptional buffer style. It is about a half of the length of a classic carbine ‘H’ buffer. Even so, it has the very same weight of an ‘H’ buffer at three.six ounces. The buffer in fact ‘keys’ into the back of the bolt carrier about a quarter of an inch alternatively of the bolt carrier impacting the face of the buffer. Through the firing cycle, the bolt carrier and the buffer move as a unit. This operating style eliminates the use of a buffer retainer in the SCW carbine.
complexity of the Colt SCW stock ended up getting its undoing. In difficult use the
stocks have been somewhat fragile. There have been a lot of modest components applied in
production in addition to the molded plastic stock components. Assembly of the SCW
stock in the factory took a extended time and was so complex that Colt
struggled to have an effective assembly procedure for the stocks which hurt
production forecasting and scheduling.
Colt stopped utilizing their proprietary SCW stock and changed to the Maxim Defense
CQB stock for their SCW weapon. In an work to clear out leftover inventory in
the factory, Colt sold 11 remaining stock kits to Arms Limitless. On 10 July
2017 Arms Limitless created the stock kits offered on their internet site for $800.00.
Soon after a couple of stock kits have been not paid for by clients, the cost went up
to $1200.00 and these remaining stock kits have been relisted on the internet site and
promptly sold. Right here is a appear at the final web site listing: https://www.armsunlimited.com/Colt-SCW-AR15-M4-Folding-Stock-Assembly-Kit-p/scw0921ck.htm
say, these stocks are a rarity on the collector’s marketplace. I know exactly where 4 of
them are, with my stock that is shown getting one particular of them. I paid $1200 for my
stock (with a broken folding lock detent) and was just glad to have the
chance to get it. I have only noticed one particular SCW carbine for sale and it is
sitting on Gunbroker appropriate now for $9995.00. It is supposedly one particular of only 5 SCW
carbines that entered into the civilian marketplace.
a lot of critics of Colt in the firearms neighborhood accuse Colt of not getting
revolutionary, you do not have to appear quite difficult to discover revolutionary function that Colt
has performed. The SCW carbine, and the SCW stock set, is just one particular instance.