Caliber5.56x45 NATOCyclic Rate800
The MCR, or Mission Configurable Rifle, is a belt-fed upper receiver (or complete rifle) that mates to standard AR-15 / M4 lower receivers, with a short stroke gas-piston operation. Developed by FightLite Industries, the idea behind the MCR is to provide LMG firing capabilities in a lightweight system while retaining many familiar ergonomics of the M4 / M16 platform.
Weighing in at approximately 7.5 pounds, the MCR compares favorably with the M249 SAW at 17 pounds. Unlike the M249, the MCR fires from a closed bolt, and is select-fire, providing the MCR capability to deliver accurate semi-auto fire as well. A machined block fits into the magazine well and is retained by the magazine release. Although optional, the block provides a retaining clip to carry M249 style ammo bags, with 200 rounds of M27 linked 5.56 ammo. If linked ammo is expended, the operator can release the magwell block and insert STANAG NATO M4 / M16 magazines to feed the system.
With accurate semi-auto fire, and belt-fed suppressing fire capabilities, the MCR has a lot to offer. The quality of the machining is outstanding, and the overall system capabilities are compelling.
“The MCR has become one of our favorite systems. Two thumbs up.” – HeliBacon