WWSD (What Would Stoner Do) is a project Karl and I did in 2017, to experiment with using modern AR components to create a rifle that met the original design intent of the AR-15/M16. That is to say, a very light and handy rifle using cutting edge modern materials. We used a monolithic polymer receiver (combining stock, grip, buffer tube, and receiver into a single component), pencil-weight barrel with modern surface treatments and stress relief, carbon fiber handguard, fully ambidextrous controls, captive recoil spring assembly, and other modernized elements. The result was a rifle capable of excellent accuracy, excellent reliability (including passing the infamous InRange mud test), and weighing less than 6 pounds with an optic and sling.
We were approached by Brownells and KE Arms about developing the concept into a commercially available product, and the result was the WWSD2020, announced by Brownells at SHOT Show 2020. It is based on the KP-15 polymer lower receiver, designed and produced by KE Arms.
If you are not familiar with the WWSD project, here is a playlist of all the material on it from InRangeTV:
At Forgotten Weapons I think the most interesting guns out there are the most obscure ones. I try to search out experimental and prototype weapons and show you how they work, in addition to more conventional guns that you may not have heard of before. You’re much more likely to find a video on the Cei Rigotti or Webley-Fosbery here than an AR or Glock. So, do you want to learn about something new today? Then stick around!