Deadfoot Arms SEW | SHOT Show 2020

Deadfoot Arms

Deadfoot Arms was one of the first booths I stopped at during SHOW Shot 2020. Their latest design is the Subcompact Weapon, or SEW. This takes the folding design of the FoldAR (covered last year), and further reduces the footprint.

One of the biggest complaints with the FoldAR was the substantially increased width of the rifle when folded, and the requirement for a proprietary bolt carrier group (BCG). Deadfoot Arms took this to heart and worked out a solution. The SEW features a bufferless dual recoil spring, which substantially reduces the length of the buffer tube. This, in combination with the telescoping Gearhead Works Tailhook brace, essentially reduces the folded width of the rifle by 1/3. The cherry on top of this is the ability to use a standard BCG with the new recoil system, further reducing proprietary parts. Deadfoot Arms

Other upgrades include a pull tab on the takedown lever of the upper receiver for greater leverage. A magnet has been added to the upper receiver to help retain the barrel when folded.

Deadfoot Arms is offering both their folding uppers and bufferless lowers as separate items for purchase. The upper has an MSRP of $1,000, with the bufferless recoil system running about $580. Deadfoot offers a package deal for $1,500, with the shooter providing a lower receiver.

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Daniel holds instructor certifications from Rangemaster, Agile Training & Consulting, and the NRA. He has received training from Craig Douglas, Tom Givens, and Steve Fisher among others. He also has experience competing in USPSA, CAS, 3 Gun, and Steel Challenge. In his free time Daniel enjoys petting puppies and reading the Constitution. His work is also published by AmmoLand, Recoil Concealment, and Air Force Times. Daniel has also written and edited for The Kommando Blog.

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