The New Watchtower Type 10 SPEC OPS Rifle

Watchtower Firearms is a new veteran-owned firearms manufacturer located in the gun-friendly area of Spring, Texas. Their facility specializes in AR platform rifles with a share of 2011s and suppressors for good measure. New for 2024 is Watchtower’s take on the AR-10 chambered in .308 Winchester: The Type 10 Spec Ops.

watchtower arms type 10 spec ops rifle
Watchtower Arms of Spring, Texas, is pleased to announce its spin on the AR-10–the Type 10 Spec Ops. [Watchtower Firearms]
Quick Specs:

  • Model: Type 10 Spec Ops
  • Caliber: .308 Winchester
  • Capacity: 20+1
  • Barrel Length: 18 inches
  • Overall Length: 39 inches
  • Weight: 7 lbs. (unloaded)

The Type 10 Spec Ops is an AR-10-style rifle chambered in the .308 Winchester round. It features a proprietary 18-inch black-nitrided barrel housed in a Watchtower-produced 7075 series aluminum upper receiver with a fifteen-inch M-LOK handguard. The muzzle comes with Watchtower’s 7.62 Slay-AR muzzle brake. The rifle has four different quick detachable sling points and a full-length Picatinny rail to accommodate any optic in any position along the sighting plane.

“Our SPEC OPS platforms are built to give shooters precision accuracy in an MSR-designed firearm that is as reliable as the sunrise,” said Watchtower CEO Jason Colosky. “The Type 10 is chambered in .308 Win and will serve long-range shooters competing at a high level, law enforcement personnel, and even hunters, over decades of use in all climatic conditions.”

The Type 10 has a 7075-aluminum receiver, an ambidextrous safety selector, and an ambidextrous charging handle. It wears the popular B5 systems telescoping buttstock and pistol grip and uses readily available AR-10 magazines.

The new Watchtower Type 10 is available in a black anodized finish or your choice of wolf gray, FDE, or OD Green Cerakote. This new offering is meant to compete with the next generation of sub-10 lb. .308 MSRs and comes with an MSRP of $1,819.


Terril is an economic historian with a penchant for all things firearm related. Originally a pot hunter hailing from south Louisiana, he currently covers firearms and reloading topics in print and on his All Outdoors YouTube page. When he isn't delving into rimfire ballistics, pocket pistols, and colonial arms, Terril can be found perfecting his fire-starting techniques, photographing wildlife, and getting lost in the archives.

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