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Remington R5 RGP



Overview


Remington R5 RGP

Right side view of Remington R5 RGP assault rifle with 14.5 inch barrel.
Source: Remington Defense - © copyright lies with original owner

Origin
United States
Type
Assault rifle
Entered service
Early 2010's
Status
In service
Development
Early 2000's
Developer
United States - Remington
Production
2006 - present
Producer
United States - Remington
Designations
RGP / Remington Gas Piston

Description


Introduction

The R5 RGP is a modern assault rifle of US origin. It was introduced by Remington in 2006 and is aimed at the US law enforcement market. The name RGP stands for "Remington Gas Piston" to distinguish it from regular AR-15 pattern rifles.

Design

The R5 RGP is externally patterned after the AR-15 design and many of the numerous aftermarket parts can be fitted. Instead of direct impingement a short stroke gas piston is used. The non-regulated gas piston allows for the use of suppressors. The upper receiver is of a monolithic design and the barrel is free floating. Accessories can be fitted on the Picatinny rail on top and MLOK attachment points on the handguard.

Firepower

The R5 RGP fires the 5.56x45mm NATO round from STANAG type magazines. These usually hold 30 rounds but many types are available. The practical effective range is about 300 meters.

Users

The R5 RGP is aimed at the US law enforcement market. In semi-automatic form it is also for sale for civilian use.

Variants


Remington R5 RGP

Right side view of Remington R5 RGP assault rifle with 14.5 inch barrel and various accessories.
Source: Remington Defense - © copyright lies with original owner

Variants of the R5 RGP

There are no real variants of the R5 RGP, but it is available with either 10.5 and 14.5 inch barrel. As with many modern AR-15 style rifles many types of accessories can be fitted to customise each firearm.

Facts R5 RGP (10.5 inch) R5 RGP (14.5 inch)
General
Origin
United States
Type
Assault rifle
Caliber
Caliber
5.56x45mm NATO
Barrel length
267 mm
Rifling
6 grooves, 178 mm right hand twist
Operation
Action
Gas operated, short stroke gas piston
Locking
Rotating bolt
Fire selector
0 - 1 or 0 - 1 - F
Dimensions
Stock type
Retractable
Length
768 mm / 688 mm
Weight
3.0 kg empty without magazine
Sights
Type
Flat top receiver with Picatinny rail
Various optical sights and back-up iron sights can be fitted