Shootrite Katana Update: new specs, new manufacturer

Tiger McKee just released new info regarding his lightweight fighting rifle, the Shootrite Katana:

 I’ve been playing with the new Katana, and it is great.  We’re still fine tuning a couple of things but it should be ready for shipping soon.  We’re still offering the original version of the carbine, and the new version retains all the original concepts except with a couple of different options.  MHT has done a great job with this build.  And, there won’t be any of the problems – such as no customer service – as there were previously.  It will be available in black or the FDE.

MHT will now handle the production of the Shootrite Katana

MHT will now handle the production of the Shootrite Katana

Here are the specs:
UPPER RECEIVER GROUP

  • Forged 7075 AL , flat top upper receiver with 1913 rail and no forward assist
  • Soon to be made in-house with M4 feed ramps, mil-spec hardcoat anodizing
  • BCM Medium or Small Gunfighter charging handle
  • Daniel Defense A1.5 rear sight
  • PRI Gen 3 Delta Mid-length handguard or Hiperform round handguard

BOLT CARRIER GROUP

  • Bolt carrier material is 8620 steel, M16 spec, gas key properly staked
  • Bolt material is Carpenter 158 steel, shot peened, and HP and MP tested
  • Extractor material is tool steel
  • Extractor spring is Colt “gold” type

BARREL ASSEMBLY

  • 16″ lightweight profile with .625″ diameter forged front sight base
  • Barrel material is 4150 CMV, Cold Hammer Forged, 1:7 twist, Chrome Lined, HP and MP tested, and Mil-Spec heavy phosphate coated
  • Mid-length or carbine gas system
  • A2 Flash Hider with crush washer

LOWER RECEIVER ASSEMBLY

  • Forged 7075 AL lower receiver, machined in-house and mil-spec hardcoat anodized
  • ALG Defense ACT Nickel Boron coated fire control group and pins
  • Aluminum winter trigger guard
  • Duckbill pistol grip
  • Magpul MOE Rifle stock or optional CTR carbine stock with H buffer or original style A1 stock

CUSTOM WORK

  • Remove forge flashing, bayonet lug, sling swivel mount, and smooth front sight base
  • Grey phosphate coat all steel parts on rifle
  • Fabricated custom sling mounts
  • Tune action for smoothness
  • Match serial numbered upper and lower assemblies
  • All parts on rifle hand assembled, matched and fitted with function checks and test fire

The MHT Defense website is currently under construction, but does list a contact email.  [MHT will also be offering a Shootrite AR-15 lower receiver].

The Katana to date has had a few ‘hiccups’ with regard to it reaching the marketplace (apparently due to the first shop contracted to build it being more concerned with their TV show than actually serving customers).  This doesn’t diminish the rifle’s concept in the slightest.  All small businesses have obstacles to overcome in order to serve their customers.  I applaud Tiger’s effort to see that the Katana is made to spec by people who respect and communicate with those customers.

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