Smith and Wesson Volunteer X: Enhanced ARs

The Smith and Wesson Volunteer X line of guns includes a pair of rifles designed for durability and superior performance. According to the gun maker, the rifles are made to perform at fantastic levels, and they deliver as promised.

Smith and Wesson Volunteer X
The Smith and Wesson Volunteer X is made for stellar performance and appealing aesthetics. (Photo credit: Smith and Wesson)

Smith and Wesson provides details of the rifle line:

The…Volunteer Series MSR platform features Smith & Wesson excellence perfected right out of the box. Each delivering the rugged performance of competition-ready, S&W precision plus the advantage of name-brand accessories from partners like Radian, B5 Systems and Bravo Company. Equipped to excel and primed to compete, the Volunteer Series are ready to roll.

They go on to say:

These…rifles are chambered in 308/7.62×51 & 6.5 Creedmoor and feature a fully ambidextrous lower, B5 stock & pistol grip, Radian Raptor charging handle, 16″ 5R rifled barrel with PWS brake, folding iron sights, and flat-faced trigger.

Smith & Wesson Volunteer X
According to the gun maker, the Smith and Wesson Volunteer X is “equipped to excel and primed to compete, the Volunteer Series are ready to roll.” (Photo credit: Smith and Wesson)

Features include

• BCMGunfighter forend with M-LOK
• Flat-faced trigger
• B5 Systems SOPMOD stock
• PWS 762 muzzle brake
• Williams Gun Sight Company folding sights
• B5 Systems P-Grip 23 pistol grip
• Ambidextrous Radian Raptor-LT charging handle
• Ambidextrous safety selector, bolt release, and
magazine release
• Magpul Type-2 M-LOK rail covers included
• Forward assist
• Dust cover
• Chromed firing pin
• Forged, integral trigger guard
• Armornite finish on barrel (internal and external)

308 Win Volunteer X
The 308 Win version of the rifle has a BCM Gunfighter forend with M-LOK. (Photo credit: Smith and Wesson)

Both models are under 40 inches in length and weigh approximately 140 ounces, which is 8.75 pounds. The guns have iron sights and adjustable stocks so the length of pull can be set for the user. A Picatinny rail atop the receiver makes it easy to add a red dot sight or other accessories on the rifles and M-LOK compatible handguards also allow some additions. They take SR-25 pattern AR-10 mags.

The designers at Smith and Wesson specifically created these rifles to be aesthetically pleasing while being well-made and improved enough to provide superior performance to comparable models.

Rifle with Williams Gun Sight Company folding sights
The Volunteer X ships with Williams Gun Sight Company folding sights. (Photo credit: Smith and Wesson)

Volunteer X 6.5 Creedmoor Specs

  • Capacity: 20+1
  • Safety: Manual Safety on Lower
  • Length: 39.3 inches
  • Sights: WGS Tactical Folding Sight
  • Action: Gas Operated Semi-Auto
  • Stock: B5 Systems SOPMOD Stock
  • Grip B5 Systems P-Grip 23 Pistol Grip
  • Barrel Material: 4140 Steel
  • Barrel Twist: 1:8″ Twist
  • Barrel Length: 16 inches
  • Weight: 140.8 ounces

Volunteer X 308 Win Specs

  • Capacity: 20+1
  • Safety: Manual Safety on Lower
  • Length :39.3 inches
  • Sights: WGS Tactical Folding Sight
  • Action: Gas Operated Semi-Auto
  • Stock: B5 Systems SOPMOD Stock
  • Grip: B5 Systems P-Grip 23 Pistol Grip
  • Barrel Material: 4140 Steel
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10 Twist
  • Barrel Length 16 inches
  • Weight: 140 ounces
MSRP for either rifle is set at $1749.00.
Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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