Lantac USA Teasing 6mm ARC Pistol Following Rifle Announcement

Lantac USA is working with Hornady and Proof Research on new 6mm ARC products including this upcoming AR “Pig Pistol.” (Photo: Lantac)

Lantac USA was one of the first companies to back Hornady’s new long-range AR-15 cartridge, the 6mm ARC. When Hornady announced the cartridge Lantac unveiled a complete rifle in 6mm ARC and now they’re teasing an AR pistol to go with it.

According to Lantac’s Facebook page, availability could be as soon as next week. The new round, 6mm ARC or Advanced Rifle Cartridge, is stirring up a lot of interest with manufacturers and shooters alike.

“Early this year Hornady released the ammo to the industry and a number of manufacturers will be offering rifles,” said Lantac USA. “We on the other hand have been working with them for two years as part of a military project and have had considerably more time to develop our products.”

Like the complete rifle, the Lantac 6mm ARC “Pig Pistol” is a premium piece of kit. Built on a Lantac LA-SF15 receiver set, the pistol also comes with a 10.5-inch SPADA-ML modular M-Lok handguard.

At the heart of the pistol is a Proof Research stainless steel 11.5-inch barrel. It will be interesting to see what the performance of the new 6mm cartridge will be in such a small form factor.

Lantac will also offer a 6mm ARC enhanced bolt carrier group. (Photo: Lantac)

The pistol comes with a dedicated Lantac 6ARC enhanced bolt carrier group and a Lantac Dragon DGN762B-DA Dead Air KEYMO-compatible muzzle brake.

Each pistol also includes an ALG Defense fire control group and a 24-round steel 6mm ARC E-Lander magazine. The pistol will use a Magpul MOE pistol grip and SB Tactical SBA3 pistol brace.

The pistol version is a little different from the rifle version in a couple of ways. Obviously it’s an AR pistol with a brace instead of a rifle with a traditional stock.

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The full-size rifle will use a VLTOR A5 buffer assembly and Magpul PRS Precision Rifle Stock as well as a carbon fiber 18-inch rifle+1 gas-length barrel. The rifle also has a longer 15-inch handguard.

These changes should make the pistol version considerably more affordable than its rifle counterpart, especially the barrel. Proof Research barrels have quickly earned a fantastic reputation but their carbon fiber options aren’t exactly budget-friendly.

The rifle will have an effective range well beyond 1,000 yards. (Photo: Lantac)

While Lantac still tapped Proof Research for the barrel, it’s a conventional barrel with a lower-cost stainless steel construction. Given that the barrel is just 11.5 inches long, this probably has less of an effect on accuracy downrange in any case.

Still, none of these changes will make the pistol a less-than-premium option, realistically just a somewhat less expensive premium gun. Of course, that probably won’t include all that Gucci gear, leaving options like optics and other accessories up to user.

Pricing is still to be determined but these are no entry-level guns. Even without the accessories buyers are probably going to have to open their wallets pretty wide. But we’ll know pretty soon what the real-world prices will work out to be.

To learn more visit Lantac USA.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • pete June 19, 2020, 4:01 pm

    That’s not a pistol. Its a short barreled rifle with a silly stock. It’s a violation of the spirit of the law that the makers, distributors, sellers, buyers, and writers should be ashamed of. The law only means much when it’s in your own best interest, right?

    • Max Slowik June 25, 2020, 11:40 pm

      Well no, you can put a forward pistol grip on a rifle.

    • NFA_Guru July 25, 2020, 10:54 am

      Complying with the law is not really something to be ashamed about. You cant have it both ways in that complying with a law that shouldn’t exist in the first place is somehow bad. The law you are referring to is only in the best interest of the government because it is meant to collect a tax on a specific class of firearms and muzzle device add-ons.

  • GERARD SMETANA June 17, 2020, 1:21 am



    • Troy June 20, 2020, 11:45 pm

      8.6 Creedmoor look it up.

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