I’ve been shooting rifles for years and prefer the feel of the M4 and AR-15 models, so I had to try out the LWRCI IC-DI. After putting almost 2,000 rounds downrange, it’s a quality weapon with the only real hiccup being the price.
When it comes to features, the LWRCI IC-DI AR-15 has plenty.
As with any AR-15, it comes with the Advanced Bolt Carrier Group built-in for easier shooting. The direct impingement in this AR as opposed to the usual gas pistons felt more accurate and made the IC-DI lighter in my hands.
That last part really helped after a few magazines. The barrel is fluted and covered with a flash hider, so my spread was inside a few inches at 100 yards.
If you’re someone that really likes to accessorize, the Picatinny rail is free-floating and the M-LOK made attachments a breeze. The 3 quick-detach mounts helped in that department, too.
Even without a scope, though, I was able to fire groupings inside of an inch under 100 yards so the IC-DI works great for close-to-medium range out of the box.
One of the best ways that the LWRCI IC-DI AR-15 separates itself from other rifles is that it was designed with women in mind.
The entire rifle weighs less than 7 pounds unloaded and felt balanced in my arms. The iron sights were so accurate that I didn’t need a scope, but there are definitely options there!
I say anyone can use it because, beyond the light weight, the features of this AR are ambidextrous. The charging handle and fire selector were on both sides.
Sometimes my wrist can give me trouble, so the easy single-stage trigger mechanism was nice and the Magpul MOE rubber grip felt sturdy in my hand. I will say that the trigger was a little stiff and jerky, so you might want to replace it with a trigger you’re more comfortable with.
Another design choice was to have a shorter rifle for almost any arm length along with a collapsible stock. I would’ve liked it to be a little longer for eye relief, but the length didn’t affect accuracy past 100 yards.
The LWRCI IC-DI AR-15 is quality machinery at its finest, with several features for improved accuracy out of the box and a lightweight rifle that didn’t feel cheap.
Aside from the shorter rail, my biggest con is the price because I paid almost $1,800 for this one. Still, after 2,000 rounds without a misfire, I can tell this rifle is built to last so the price is worth it if you’re in the market for a solid addition to your gun safe.
Richard Douglas writes on firearms, defense, and security issues. He is the founder and editor of Scopes Field, and a columnist at The National Interest, 1945, Daily Caller, and other publications.