New to the game, Watchtower Firearms is making some serious waves in the industry. After the acquisition of F-1 Firearms, the veteran-owned company is focusing on the existing consumer market as well as military and law enforcement markets. A perfect example of what to expect from Watchtower is the Type 15M AR-15.
The Watchtower Type 15M
The Type 15M lays the groundwork for an “All American Made” premium forged line with its 7075-T651 forged aluminum receivers. Manufactured with enhanced tolerances, the rifle meets all military specifications. Likewise, the Type 15M features a 5.56 NATO Durabolt BCG (Bolt Carrier Group) with a black nitride finish.
A 13.7-inch S7M free-floating handguard houses the 16-inch barrel in your choice of .223 Wylde in stainless steel or 5.56 NATO cold hammer forged. The barrel features match-grade 1:8 rifling and 1/2×28 threading for attaching a suppressor or other muzzle device. However, a Mil-Spec A2 birdcage flash hider comes installed.
The handguard includes M-LOK slots down both sides and the bottom, with three slots at 11 and 1 o’clock. Likewise, a full-length Picatinny rail runs the top of the handguard and upper receiver. As a result, you can attach your choice of optics or other accessories.
The 15M features a Mil-Spec trigger, as well as a Mil-Spec charging handle and safety selector. Additionally, B5 Systems provides the furniture with the reinforced polymer Type 23 P-Grip and Bravo Stock. The 15M is available with Black Type III Anodized, Wolf Grey Cerakote, FDE Cerakote, or OD Green Cerakote finishes.
The Watchtower Type 15M is available now with MSRPs of $999.00 (.223 Wylde barrel) and $1,249.00 (5.56 NATO barrel). For more info, please visit WatchtowerFirearms.com.
Watchtower Type 15M Specs
Receiver: TYPE 15M 7075-T651 forged aluminum
Handguard: 13.7-inch S7M free-floating handguard
Barrel: 16-inch .223 Wylde match grade 1:8 rifling, black nitride finish
Muzzle Device: Mil-spec A2 birdcage flash hider
Bolt Carrier Group: 5.56 NATO Durabolt, black nitride finish
Safety Selector: Mil-spec
Charging Handle: Mil-spec
Grip: B5 Systems Type 23 P-grip
Stock: B5 Systems Bravo stock
Weight: 7 lbs.
Finishes: Black type III anodized or select from three cerakote colors: FDE, OD Green and Wolf Grey
MSRP: $999.00 (.223 Wylde barrel), $1,249.00 (5.56 NATO barrel)