Originally Posted By WW-TechSupport:
We chose to first build rifles of the mil-spec carbine dimensions. This is a system that has been working since the 1960s and the vast majority of upgrades fit onto this length system. I can't find any evidence that a carbine length gas system is any harder on the carrier than a rifle lengh (or mid length for that matter). I've got 7500 rounds through one of our carbines so far without replacing any parts and it's still going. We may offer a mid length at some point in the future but right now it's all we can do to keep up with the demand of what we currently offer.
I was mostly interested about the length of the gas system as it pertains to recoil. The info about a carbine length being hard on the BCG was just for curiosity's sake.
I have been researching and trying to decide on which AR manufacturer to buy from or to just build a Frankengun. I have been so impressed with everything that I've found about WW that this past Saturday I bought the SRC model rifle.
My wife (4'11" 95 lbs) and I went to our lease Sunday for a Shoot-day and took along the new AR. It performed flawlessly even with the bargain bin ammo I was feeding it (I found a couple of primers in the lower when I cleaned the rifle). My wife loves how "light weight" it is and how little it "kicks". She enjoyed shooting the SRC so much that I am having trouble retaining ownership.
The ultimate upside is now I have an angle to get the new CDI model.
Congratulations on making an outstanding rifle and thanks for making it in the USA.