Coronado Arms is announcing two high-end AR-15s for competition shooters with a feature set unlike pretty much everything else on the market: a compact 16-inch model and a longer 18-rifle.
These guns are built for users looking for the best performance possible from the AR platform and stray pretty far from the original pattern while still using common components combining purpose-built engineering and off-the-shelf parts compatibility.
Coronado’s “Black” rifles are built on an in-house design with an extended upper receiver that completely encloses the chamber and travels several inches down the barrel. This extension adds a lot of stability to the barrel where its needed most. Both the upper and lower receivers are milled billet 7075-T6.
The barrels are chambered for .223 Wylde for use with both 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington ammunition without compromises when switching between the two. The rifles are stainless steel with 1-in-8 button rifling and a medium contour.