Thursday, January 10, 2013

Handl Defense Unveils SCAR25 at SHOTSHOW 2013





Auburn, Washington (January 9, 2012) - Handl Defense, LLC in collaboration with
XS Products will unveil the SCAR25 lower at XS-Products booth (#4054) at 2013 SHOTSHOW held at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas.


The Handl Defense SCAR25 lower and the XS-Products X-25 drum was recently featured in “Call of Duty Black Ops II” in the form of the “HAMR”.


The SCAR25 is the first SR-25/M-110 pattern magazine compatible; billet aluminum lower upgrade for the SCAR-17. This revolutionary design has elevated the SCAR-17 to supreme battle rifle status.


The SCAR25 was developed for the special operations warfighter. The SCAR25 is the first SR-25/M-110 pattern magazine compatible; billet aluminum lower upgrade for the SCAR-17. The SCAR25 lower was specifically designed and engineered to accept the battle proven NATO STANAG SR-25/M-110 pattern magazines manufactured by Knight’s Armament Company. The SCAR25 will also accept variants of KAC pattern magazine such as the popular XS-products X-25 drum.


This is a significant advancement in small arms design. For the first time SOF operators deployed with both the M-110/MK11/SR-25 and the SCAR-H/SCAR-17 series of rifle concurrently; will be able to share a common magazine system that is readily available; the battle proven M-110/SR-25 KAC pattern magazine.


The KAC pattern magazine has a long and successful track record. The basic pattern has been in use since the first 1950’s era Armalite AR-10 and is currently used in the U.S. Army’s M-110 sniper rifle manufactured by KAC. For optimal performance it’s recommended that SCAR25 operators use the de facto standard KAC pattern magazine. However, XS-products, Magpul, POF, ASC, DPMS, ProMag, C-products, and other manufacturers offer similar variants of quality manufacture and performance.


The SCAR25 lower was designed and engineered to allow OEM SCAR lower parts to be installed and function with M110/SR25 pattern magazine without modification. This was a major technical hurdle to overcome. And the results speak for themselves. A qualified gunsmith can now swap the OEM lower parts into a SCAR25 lower and complete the upgrade in 15 minutes. Once completed, the operator simply attaches the SCAR25 lower to the upper receiver.  All controls function as originally designed.


The SCAR25 grip tang was redesigned and arch above the grip has been re-contoured and thinned to accept most M-16/M-4 compatible grips such as MAGPUL MOE + and
ERGO Original. Furthermore the SCAR25 lower was enhanced to be user friendly. The
previously mentioned; re-contoured, thinner arch above the grip; allow gloved or small
hands better access to the fire controls. The fire controls are easy to reach and operate as
designed. When the selector lever is manipulated it snaps cleanly into both safe and fire positions.


The original lower was made of plastic and was prone to flexing particularly around the magazine well and grip tang. Reliable sources in SOF community state; in at least one instance; a SOF sniper broke an OEM lower due to flexing. SOF snipers also complained about the receiver flex, and its impact on shot to shot accuracy. The SCAR25 lower is CNC machined from 7075 T6 billet aluminum. It is now stronger and more durable. Receiver flex should no longer be an issue. And it is reasonable to believe that shot to shot accuracy should improve as well.


While the SCAR25’s dimensional geometry has been engineered to function with the M-110/SR-25 pattern magazine, the exterior dimensions resemble the operational profile of the OEM lower. The SCAR25 is available in black and FDE. All SCAR25 lowers are Type III Hard Coat anodized black. SCAR25 lowers in FDE are further coated with a baked-on, proprietary mil-spec ceramic paint specially formulated for Handl Defense by KG industries to resemble the color of the original lower.


A select-fire lower tentatively called the SCAR25M is in development for qualified buyers, LEO agencies and the military.


The SCAR25, the first SR-25/M-110 pattern magazine compatible, lower upgrade to the SCAR-17, by Handl Defense, LLC. CNC machined from billet aluminum to be stronger, durable and user friendly. This revolutionary design elevates the SCAR-17 to supreme battle rifle status. The SCAR25 is currently in production. Units are currently available from select dealers.


Handl Defense, LLC is an innovative pioneer in the development and design of small arms systems for both commercial and government. Our expertise is the result of over 150 years of combined experience in small arms design, development and manufacturing. To find out more please visit:



Alan Handl, Sales


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