August 3rd, 2018 by asjstaff

The new MK57 from CMMG considered the lightest-recoiling pistol carbines are turning heads at the range!

CMMG has just announced more new line of AR pistols and short-barreled rifles chambered in FN 5.7x28mm and people are going ape s^&t over this.
In the past BANSHEE offered design sporting the shortest barrels in 9mm, .45 ACP, 300 BLK and .22 Long Rifle.  

CMMG utilized their patent-pending “Radial Delayed Blowback” operating system, the brand new Mk57 Guard line is fed by 5.7x28mm pistol magazines. These models are available in the 5-inch-barreled, as well as 8-inch-barreled PSB configurations.

The Mk57 Guard Series is a ultra-compact and lightweight platform is extremely portable, making it an awesome package for close protection, home defense, plinking and competition shooting. A very agile AR platform.

The MK57 is generating lots of buzz amongst gun enthusiasts.
It features a relatively lightweight bullet design and some super-impressive velocities. This is paired with the patented Radial Delayed Blowback system.
“This combination makes the Mk57 one of the lightest-recoiling pistol-caliber carbines on the market,” CMMG CEO Chris Reinkemeyer said.
If you didn’t know what the Radial Delayed Blowback does is that it minimizes the recoil.
With each round fired, a portion of the rearward force of the shot is exhausted in unlocking a rotating bolt in the system prior to driving the carrier forward and cycling the action.

In layman terms, with less force going towards your shoulder, CMMG is able to use a lighter carrier and buffer than standard blowback designs.

Each version of the BANSHEE sports CMMG’s new ambidextrous charging handle, as well as an ambidextrous sling plate and ambidextrous safety selector. 

Here’s the new line of MK57 from their website.
Mk57 Banshee SBR, 5.7x28mm

  • Barrel: 5-inch MT 4140CM SBN, 1:9 Twist
  • Muzzle: Thread Protector, Threaded ½-28
  • BCG Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Hand Guard: CMMG RML4
  • Furniture: Magpul MOE Pistol Grip, Compact Receiver Extension, CMMG RipStock, Magpul MVG Foregrip, Fully Ambidextrous Sling Plate, Selector, and Charging Handle
  • Receivers: Billet 7075-T6 AL Lower, Forged 7075-T6 AL Upper
  • Trigger: CMMG Single Stage Mil-Spec
  • Magazine: 20-round ProMag
  • Weight: 4.6 pounds (Unloaded)
  • Length: 21.75 inches (STOCK EXTENDED), 18.5 inches (STOCK COLLAPSED)
  • MSRP: $1,549.95

Mk57 Banshee Pistol, 5.7x28mm

  • Barrel: 5-inch MT 4140CM SBN, 1:9 Twist
  • Muzzle: Thread Protector, Threaded ½-28
  • BCG Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Hand Guard: CMMG RML4
  • Furniture: Magpul MOE Pistol Grip, Gear Head Works Tailhook Mod 2 Brace, Fully Ambidextrous Sling Plate, Selector, and Charging Handle
  • Receivers: Billet 7075-T6 AL Lower, Forged 7075-T6 AL Upper
  • Trigger: CMMG Single Stage Mil-Spec
  • Magazine: 20-round ProMag
  • Weight: 4.7 pounds (Unloaded)
  • Length: 21.75 inches (STOCK EXTENDED), 18.5 inches (STOCK COLLAPSED)
  • MSRP: $1,549.95

There’s more from CMMG here.
If you have the dough to spend its worth checking out these amazing Banshee’s.

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