Ready to move to the next step up from carbon fiber gun grips? Washington-based, McAnn Industries has taken the popular M14/M1-A rifle and converted it into carbon fiber. It’s not just a blend of fiberglass and carbon, but solely carbon fiber with resin.
There are a lot of benefits to the gun being carbon fiber, and it’s a trend that we’re predicting will be more and more popular for guns. The obvious advantage is the light weight. Normally the M14 is made from steel or aluminum, using carbon fiber shaves about 2-4 pounds from the weight. For somebody that has a job where they are carrying the gun all day, that can make a big difference.
Another major benefit is that carbon fiber will not hold heat the same way that steel and aluminum would. If you’re in the sun all day, the gun will remain much cooler than its counterparts, and in turn will be much more comfortable for the user.
Here’s a full list of benefits that McAnn Industries lists:
- Inline night vision ready
- AR-15 pistol grip compatible
- AR-15 butt stock compatible
- Free floating barrel
- Cools quickly
- Keeps the weight down
- Weighs 24oz.
- Lightest M-14/M1A in the world
- Accepts most SOPMOD accessories
- Increased accuracy
- Multiple configurations
- Available without accessory rails
- Battle rifle
- Balance of price, performance, and weight
- American made
There are only three materials used to make this gun:
- Carbon fiber
- Hardened 7075 T6511 aluminum
McAnn Industries is currently taking pre-orders on the gun for $665 shipped with a 90-day delivery window. They do offer discounts on quantity.