The upper receiver is extruded from 6066-T6 aircraft aluminum, features right-hand ejection, a dust cover, a shell deflector and a forward assist. The top rail allows for easy mounting of optical sights.
The lower receiver, with its integral trigger guard, is milled from 6061-T6 aluminum. Both the upper and lower are anodized and coated with black Teflon. Controls include a magazine release on the right side and a bolt release on the left. The safety selector lever is on the left side. Our sample rifle was shipped with the JP adjustable trigger, which is optional for an additional $124.95. Any serious shooter should consider adding this trigger when ordering the rifle. The trigger on our sample had a bit of creep and a few hitches. Past experience with the JP trigger, however, has shown that much of that can be removed with careful adjustment and set-up of the trigger. Our sample broke at 3 lbs., 12 ozs. The gun comes with a Command Arms Tactical grip made of hard plastic with non-slip finger grooves. The grip is angled back a bit more than a standard AR grip and places the hand in good position for trigger control.
The black Zytel buttstock is skeletonized to reduce weight. It features a hard plastic, checkered buttplate with a superfluous trap door. The gun would be better served with a rubber recoil pad as this hard plastic with sharp diamonds and edges can be painful when shooting in warm weather and light clothing.
The gun weighs 7 lbs., 14 ozs. empty. With a Nikon Monarch 4-16X 42 mm Side Focus scope in Warne aluminum rings, which we used for accuracy testing, and with an empty four-round-capacity magazine, the gun checked in at 9 lbs, 12 ozs., with an overall length of 391⁄8".