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Posted June 17, 2014
Wyoming Arms LLC, manufacturer of the highly accurate and reliable WY-15, has announced the commission by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead to produce a special AR-15 type carbine for his personal collection.
The Governor’s carbine will be based on the WY-15 with custom engraving including the Great Seal of Wyoming and his signature. With the billet upper and lower receivers anodized in Type III Matte Sand and the black furniture, not only will the finished firearm have a striking appearance but will also be suitable for use in the harsh environment of the Wyoming outdoors. As a lifelong hunter and shooter, Governor Mead insisted that this firearm be much more than just a simple show piece.
At the heart of the WY-15 is the Patent Pending WYO LOK barrel and titanium barrel nut. The WYO LOK system ensures the WY-15’s phenomenal accuracy and reliability. For the primary sighting system, Governor Mead choose a custom Leupold VX-III 4.5-14 with the JB windage reticle and custom DCT (Drop Compensating Turret). Bruce Pettet, President and CEO of Leupold & Stevens was pleased and stated; “On behalf of our 650 American employees, we would like to thank Wyoming Arms and Governor Mead for choosing Leupold.”
A selection of the ultra reliable Magpul Gen 3 PMAGs, including 10, 20, 30, and 40 round capacities will feed the Governor’s new carbine. Magpul Industries also provided 5 of the limited edition Wyoming 30rnd PMAGs. These PMAGs feature the Wyoming Bucking Horse molded into the body to commemorate the company relocating manufacturing, distributing and shipping operations to Cheyenne Wyoming.
“We at Magpul are pleased that Wyoming Governor Matt Mead chose the PMAGS to feed his new Wyoming Arms carbine, along with the MOE Riflestock, MOE + Grip, MBUS PRO sights, and the new MS1 sling system,” said Duane Liptak, Jr. Director of Product Management and Marketing for Magpul Industries. The fire control group will be the renowned Geissle Automatics LLC Hi-Speed Super Match and the Geissle Automatics LLC Mk I SMR will be the hand guard.
While the Wyoming Arms LLC WY-15 chambered in 5.56 WYO will handle all in spec .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO rounds, Governor Mead will also be supplied with handcrafted ammunition loaded with the Berger 70gr VLD (Very Low Drag) bullet. Executive VP for Berger Bullets, Eric Stecker made the following statement; “It is an honor to know that the Governor’s WY-15 will be shooting the Berger 70gr VLD bullet. This bullet will allow Governor Mead to get all the accuracy and precision Wyoming Arms LLC has built into his rifle while still feeding from the magazine.”
“I am happy to learn about the progress of my custom Wyoming Arms WY-15 and look forward to shooting such an exceptional firearm. I am proud to have an esteemed company like Wyoming Arms working with some of their peers, titans of the firearms industry, such as Magpul, Leupold, Berger Bullets, and Geissle Automatics, manufacturing and marketing some of the highest quality AR-15 style rifles available today,” said Wyoming Governor Matt Mead.