When you’re looking for an AR platform rifle, it’s nice to have options. Whether that means a variety of caliber possibilities or a selection of handguard styles, Windham Weaponry has you covered. The manufacturer is known for producing a wide variety of well-made products, from parts to complete firearms, and they’ve expanded their line yet again. The latest from Windham Weaponry includes greater 450 Thumper options, an XM177 variant, and more.
On the retro side, Windham Weaponry has an XM177 variant. This model features the modern reliability of the AR platform with classic touches like a carry handle and an A2 front sight. The XM177 is carbine length and has the flash hider pinned and welded in place to reach the 16-inch length. An A1 upper is used on the rifle as is an A1 pistol grip. The barrel has a 1-in-9 twist rate. A four-position, adjustable CAR stock is also used, meaning the gun can be fit to the shooter’s length of pull.
The manufacturer is also expanding the 450 Thumper line with camo finish options and a number of new handguards. This means that if you prefer a decorative handguard rather than one compatible with mounting accessories, you can tailor your gun to fit those details. Of course, most handguards still have a full-length Picatinny rail for mounting optics and other top-mounted accessories.
Windham Weaponry’s 450 Thumper line includes various 450 Bushmaster chambered rifles designed to withstand heavy use and perform reliably. These rifles have a 16-inch 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium 11595E Steel barrel with an A2 flash suppressor and a 5 +1 capacity.
MSRP for these rifles varies by model and specific features.