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The new Wilson Combat family of AR-15s is headlined by the Special Purpose Rifle (SPR).
The Wilson Combat SPR features an A2-style fixed stock, a flat-top upper receiver with an integrated, 13-slot mil-std Picatinny rail and a host of custom features.
Wilson Combat’s aftermarket, rail-mountable Quick Detach sights are available individuall or as a set. The rear sight can be a traditional two-aperture style, or it can include a CSAT aperture.
The Quick Detach front sight mounts to a railed fore-end or atop a railed gas block.
Though the SPR ships without sights or optics, Wilson Combat offers its Accu-Rizer mount, which consists of a one-piece base with two rings and attaches to rails via a QD screw.
To allow a comfortable grip without sacrificing the advantages of a quad rail, the rear of the SPR’s fore-end is left smooth. A ramp leads to the railed section, providing a handstop.
The Wilson Combat Tactical Trigger Unit is also available as an aftermarket accessory and fits any mil-spec AR-15.
Richard Mann was most impressed with Wilson Combat’s TTU trigger system, which provided a crisp, clean pull weight of just 4 pounds; a remarkable feat on an AR-pattern rifle.
Wilson Combat’s TTU hammer is heat treated for added durability and reliability. A drop-in unit, the TTU does not require any adjustment on the part of the user; just drop it in and head to the range.
An accoutrement familiar to Wilson Combat designs, particularly the company’s legendary 1911s, the SPR’s flared mag well makes for smoother magazine changes.
The Falcon Industries rubber ERGO grip combines excellent purchase with enhanced comfort. Its base opens to reveal a storage compartment for spare batteries or tools.
The SPR’s low-profile gas block rises only .40 inch above the barrel. No part of the block contacts the fore-end, nor does it block a shooter’s vision.
Wilson Combat is now loading ammunition for sale to the public. The author tested a .223 Rem. 60-grain V-Max load and a 69-grain HPBT Match load through the SPR, achieving five-shot groups averaging less than 1.25 inches with each.