WWSD 2020 Rifle
The What Would Stoner Do (WWSD) 2020 Rifle is based on InRangeTV’s series of videos that asked, “What would Eugene Stoner, the creator of the AR-15, do today if he had access to modern manufacturing and materials?” The WWSD 2020 is InRangeTV’s solution to that question. Built by KE Arms, the rifle factors in lightweight materials, streamlined features and a reliable operating system.
The heart of the WWSD 2020 is the KP-15 Polymer Lower Receiver. The lower is lightweight and robust, with an integral buttstock, that is designed from the ground up to integrate with the lower and be molded out of polymer. The included SLT-1 Sear Link Trigger provides a crisp, lightweight trigger pull. Only found on the WWSD KP-15 lowers, are the PDQ ambidextrous bolt release. In the buttstock, you’ll find a JP Silent Capture Spring System, that provides reliable function. The buttpad on the WWSD features a trapdoor for storing cleaning supplies or tools.
Like the Lower Receiver, the Upper half is designed to be lightweight and supremely rugged. The carbon fiber handguards allow for MLOK attachment on all sides. The 16 inch pencil mid-length gas system barrel is capped by am A2 Flash Hider. The included Young Manufacturing Bolt Carrier Group with HM Defense/HMB Patent bolt features a slick chrome finish, providing smooth function and ease of cleaning (note the bolt, carrier, and carrier key are chromed; the extractor and cam pin are not). The upper receiver does not include the unnecessary forward assist, saving weight and removing a potential point of failure. Included ambidextrous charging handle makes operation of the WWSD in a variety of positions simple and straightforward.
The WWSD 2020 Rifle from InRangeTV and KE Arms, the answer to what Eugene Stoner would do today.
The WWSD is not intended to use Back Up Iron Sights. As Karl and Ian discussed in the videos related to this project, BUIS are essentially unnecessary with modern optics. We are unaware of any rails that mount to the carbon fiber handguard at the correct height for mounting of BUIS. The Carbon fiber handguards is of course well suited for mounting, lights, lasers, slings, bipods, hand stops, and vertical or angled grips.