WWSD2020: An Introduction to What Would Stoner Do 2020
In the 1950s, Eugene Stoner’s ground-breaking rifle went against almost every tradition in firearms design.
He used Space-Age aluminum and composites, instead of traditional wood and steel. At the time, his ideas about gun design were considered visionary, futuristic, even radical.
Today, firearms based on Stoner’s ideas are carried by every branch of the US military, employed by Law Enforcement, and owned by millions of American citizens exercising their constitutionally-guaranteed rights.
Stoner’s ideas have stood the test of time, even two decades after his death in 1997.
But what if we still had Eugene Stoner around?
What if he had access to the most-modern materials and manufacturing methods? How would he make his rifle even lighter and more-capable and user-friendly?
What would Stoner Do?
That’s the question the WWSD 2020 Rifle by Ian and Karl from InRange TV attempts to answer.
Available in early 2020 exclusively from Brownells, the WWSD 2020 Rifle uses tough, durable modern polymers, and high-tech manufacturing techniques to push Stoner’s genius ideas into the 21st Century.
Complete rifles $1,699.99, as well as uppers, lowers and seperate components.
This photo is of an early prototype. Actual production rifles will feature new production equivalent components.
Running Two WWSD202 Head To Head.
In this update of the WWSD2020 project, we decided to do some old school InRange content - a Versus Match!
Moving Handgurd Production In-House.
In this update of the WWSD2020 project, we address the issues with sourcing the carbon fiber handguards.
Giving the WWSD a mud bath.
In this update of the WWSD2020 project, we throw some mud on it and run the rifle. Surprise it works!
A walkthrough of the KP-15 MilSpec lower.
In this update of the WWSD2020 project, we go through some of the features of the MilSpec complete lower. We also go over the selector and fire control group.
A further discussion of the BCG.
In this update of the WWSD2020 project, we'll look further at selecting a BCG.
Production lowers are starting to ship now.
Complete Lowers are shipping to Brownells now. Stripped Lowers will be shipping shortly. FDE will be later in the month.
First Test Out Of The KP-15 Mold.
In this update of the WWSD2020 project, we show the process of the molding the KP-15 Lower. We are getting very close to having the final mold and enter into production.
Progress On The KP-15 Polymer Lower.
In this update of the WWSD2020 project, we discuss the progress of the KP-15 Polymer lower from CAD files to mold work.
Revisiting the barrel selection.
In this first R&D update of the WWSD2020 project, we revisit barrel selection and test new offerings from Ballistic Advantage as well as Faxon in an attempt to validate our conclusions about pencil barrels and modern heat stress relieving as well as choose the official barrel for WWSD2020.
The WWSD2020 Project Launch.
A recap of how the WWSD project started, it's evolution, and where it's going.