Leadstar Arms is known for their uber lightweight AR-15 platform rifles and pistols. More recently, they’ve branched out from just their competition only rifles and carbines, into a more duty-centered rifle, like the Grunt and the DMR spoken about below.
I’ve had a chance to shoot the Leadstar Arms rifles before and the ones I shot were good to go.
Below is a summary of the video, but make sure you check out the video we’ve got embedded here which features our interview with the sales rep where more detail is given:
Leadstar Helium AR-15:
Their Helium AR tips the scale at a whopping 3.5 pounds and is the perfect setup for someone looking to do run and gun or other competitions.
The Helium has weight reduction in all the right places where it doesn’t sacrifice shootability. In addition to the removal of aluminum wherever possible on the receivers, they feature carbon fiber handguards and stocks, and the use of titanium.
Leadstar Helium AR-15 PCC:
Next up is the Helium PCC. It features all of the same goodies as the above-listed Helium does, but weighs more at 4.2 pounds. The rep said the reason why is because they had to use a different, heavier bolt carrier in this version.
This PCC takes Glock style mags, which is great for compatibility.
Leadstar Arms Grunt AR-15
On to the Grunt series AR-15 rifle, which is your standard mil-spec rifle with plenty of upgrades. For example, it comes with a 16″ barrel, a compensator, a 17″ M-LOK handguard, an MFT Battlelink Minimalist Stock, and more.
MSRP is under $1,000.
Last is the Leadstar DMR rifle. DMR stands for designated marksman rifle, and they’re usually set up to reach out and touch someone.
This is a brand new release and the rifle is serial number 2. The only caliber it’s in as of right now is 308 Winchester. However, the rep said that they’re expecting to release it in other calibers as well. I don’t have an MSRP on this one, but am interested in getting my hands on one of these and setting it up the way I want.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
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