The coolest thing I saw at NRA 2017 was the LEO Takedown. The funny thing was, Lance Maffet, the inventor of the product, was just coming here to test the waters. He was borrowing booth space from another exhibitor. He had no idea his product would rouse the interest it did.
So, what is the LEO Takedown? It’s a rapid barrel removal and attachment technology that allows you to swap out a barrel or take down a rifle in seconds with no tools required. No lie, check out the video.
It works on direct impingement AR-15, M-4, M-16 service rifles, and direct blowback AR pistols that utilize a MILSPEC grade upper receiver.
- Patent Pending Technology
- Made in the USA
- Military Grade Steel
- Black Oxide treated
- Gross Motor Skills Operation
- Positive Locking Technology
- MILSPEC standard threading
A little more on how it works, from the website, “Upper Receiver Case replaces the D-Ring assembly. The Barrel Coupling is designed to accept commercially available hand guards and integrates with the Upper Receiver Case for a positive lock between the barrel chamber, the index pin, and the upper receiver. Once installed, the barrel chamber remains within headspace gap tolerance, lateral and fore & aft movement of the barrel is restricted, cycle of operation is normal, and battle sight zero remains intact.”
Lance is currently in negotiations with Uncle Sam on a potential contract for the LEO Takedown. I asked him about the commercial price for us civilians and he said it should run in the neighborhood of $350.
For more information, make sure you check out the LEO Takedown website.