Press Release Blackwater Launches BW-15 – Civilian Warrior Rifle Forrest Cooper December 6, 2021 Join the Conversation Sometimes surprises come in the form of one of the most recognized names in global security operations releasing their own AR-15. The details of the Blackwater BW-15 both exceed Department of Defense standards and include small but important improvements developed outside of a government lab. Coming in at $1,300, the Civilian Warrior Rifle looks like a whole lot more than a novelty AR. We've sat down with Erik Prince in the past, and this is what he had to say about the BW-15: “The BW-15 Civilian Warrior is the first rifle released by Blackwater in 15 years and brings years of experience overseas into a package for the American people” said Erik Prince, Founder of Blackwater, “The Civilian Warrior has the reliability of a fighting rifle, coupled with a sub MOA guarantee.” From blackwaterworldwide.com While it looks like it can stand alone as a new build, the finished Bolt Carrier group and sub-MOA guarantee not-so-subtly bear witness to the influence of end-users over the components of this rifle. For a list of what comes with and within the rifle, read below: Blackwater BW-15 7075-T6 Aluminum Forged Lower, Precision Machined to Crane NSW Specification, with Tension Device ( Tension device keeps upper tight to lower) Mil-A-8625 Black Hardcoat Anodizing ( latest version per D.O.D) Mil Spec Trigger ( long term reliablity )Bolt Carrier Group is QPQ Black Nitride Finish, SAE9310 Steel/ MPI Tested (Commercially known as Tennifer) – SAE 9310 provides a 7% longer life and is considered an upgrade to standard military spec Carpenter 158 steel MPI – Magna Particale Inspection which ensures a consitence in material. 16″ .223 Wylde Chambered Barrel, 1:8 Twist, 4150/4151 CrMoV Steel, QPQ Black Nitride Finish, Mid Length Gas System (4150 Chrome Moly Vandium meets Mil Standard MIL-B-11595E ) 223 Wylde barrel safely fires both .223 Remington and 5.56 Nato cartridgesAmbidextrous Charging Handle15″ Samson SXT MLok Handguard, 7075-T6 Aluminum, Mil-A-8625 Black Hardcoat AnodizingFAB Defense Rubber Molded Gardus GripFAB Defense GL-CORE 6 Point Adjustable StockA2 Muzzle DeviceMagpul M2 30 Round MagazineCable Lock1 MOA or better accuracy guarantee Find out more or order at blackwaterworldwide.com More on AR-15s, Buildsheets, and Suppressors Mk18 Tuning GuideSolvent Traps and a true DIY Suppressor: JK Armament SBR Pro.SBR Ammo Buyer's Guide.AK SBR Buildsheet.The 1,000 Yard SBR.Tactical Tailor's SBR Bag.PDW Stock Buyer's Guide.What is an SBR, and why it Matters. Explore RECOILweb:Eotech Opens its Doors for an Exclusive Peek InsideThe Ashley Update: Buffalo Bill Shootout10 Must-Haves from SHOT Show 2019Optics Mounts from Daniel Defense NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.