The WWSD rifle is possibly Ian and Karl's most replicated project, designed to bring together the best parts of Eugene Stoner's original AR15 designs with modern technology. The end result being a lightweight rifle chock full of features expected by serious shooter in the 21st century. Previously, shooters had to cobble their rifles together piece by piece.
One of the biggest updates to the WWSD project for 2020 will be the lower receiver. The one piece polymer lower, stock, and pistol grip was integral to the design for its low weight and high strength. These became difficult to find as the supply dried up. Luckily, KE Arms has begun production of the MK3 lower to help make this product a reality.
Here is the press release from Brownells:
What Would Stoner Do [WWSD] 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.
I'm excited to see how the WWSD rifles are updated with the advancements of the last few years. Brownells has proven themselves more than capable of producing high quality, complete firearms with the Retro series. Keep an eye out at SHOT Show 2020 for the official unveiling of the What Would Stoner Do 2020 rifles.
Check out the WWSD 2020 product page on Brownells here.