Private donations recently made it possible for the Dallas, TX, Police Department SWAT team to upgrade to its first completely new weapons and components system in the department’s history. In an official statement it stated, “The Dallas Texas Police Department SWAT team has selected and fielded the LWRCI IC-A5 carbine. The entire carbine setup was the first time in the department’s history to obtain factory new weapon and components, identified, tested and selected by its team members, and delivered as a complete kit.”
The selected IC-A5 has a 10.5-inch barrel and is built on the patented LWRCI short-stroke gas piston system. Its dual control, fully ambidextrous lower receiver includes bolt catch and release, magazine release and fire control access from both sides. A low-profile two-position adjustable gas block allows the operator to compensate for running a suppressor.
Key accessory components were also included in the testing process. Dallas SWAT chose the Aimpoint CompM5 red dot as their primary sighting system, a Surefire SOCOM Mini II suppressor, the Surefire M622 Ultra SCOUT Light and the MAWL-DA visible / IR laser aiming and illumination device from B.E. Meyers to complete the package.
Team members who tested and chose the system issued a statement to those who made the purchase possible. “Thank you to the citizens of Dallas who donated the funds to the Team foundation that ultimately paid for the purchase,” they wrote. “This outstanding rifle package was entirely privately-funded and donated to our Dallas SWAT officers. We cannot thank those outstanding civic leaders and their associations enough for their enthusiasm to support us and make this rifle a possibility…At this time, we are going leave these special donors remain anonymous, but you know who you are.”
The officers also expressed gratitude to the Fort Worth SWAT team for its LWRCI rifle and components suggestion, as well as DSG Arms, an authorized LWRCI law enforcement distributor.