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By Drew Bryant
September 23rd, 2023,

21st Tec is a firearm manufacturer that likes to defy the laws of nature and bend the rules of our reality. The Georgia-based manufacturer has taken something familiar to the AR platform and added a unique twist. 21st Tec is proud to unveil its newest creation, the TEC47 rifle. The TEC47 combines the AR-10 platform with the AK’s 7.62×39 rifle cartridge. The new hybrid rifle from 21st Tec takes standard AK-47 magazines. The TEC47 rifles are currently in production and waiting to hit the shelves of gun stores and the hands of consumers.

Below is the press release from 21st Tec on the TEC47 hybrid rifle.

Press Release

The First AR10(DPMS/LR308) to Chamber 7.62x39mm and Accept AK Magazines

Dallas, Georgia – 21st Tec® is proud to announce the release of the TEC47, a true AR10 (DPMS/LR308 size) rifle that melds the power of the 7.62x39mm cartridge with the precise engineering of the AR platform. Tailored for both enthusiasts and professionals, the TEC47 stands out by accommodating standard AK magazines, all while retaining the trusted and familiar components of the AR10 platform.

The TEC47 Rifle has a Direct Impingement gas system while featuring a 16-inch barrel with a 1/10 twist. Ensuring durability, its receivers are made from Billet T6 Aircraft Aluminum. The gas block is adjustable, catering to suppressor use, while controls remain standard with safe and semi modes. For the user’s comfort and customization, the TEC47 is equipped with a Mil-Spec buffer tube, a 6-position adjustable CCS Carbine stock, a THRIL RTG grip, and a 15-inch M-LOK handguard, integrated with a MIL1913 Rail.

The TEC47 has a weight of 8.5lbs and an overall length varying between 35 to 39 inches. The rifle comes with a 2 Stage Match Trigger and a Flash Hider with 5/8×24 muzzle threads. In terms of aesthetics and durability, customers can choose between two colors: Type III Hard Coat Anodized Black or FDE. The rifle includes a standard Magpul PMAG® 30 AK magazine, but it’s also compatible with regular metal AK47 magazines.

Central to the TEC47’s innovative design is its Bolt Carrier Group (BCG). While maintaining the DPMS/LR308 length, this BCG is specifically designed for the 7.62x39mm cartridge and AK magazines. To safeguard the upper receiver from cam pin wear, it includes a cam pin wear plate.

This innovative combination guarantees dependable performance and preserves the versatility of the AR platform. Production of the TEC47 is in full swing, with shipping starting on September 29th, 2023. MSRP $1399.

PARTS compatibility list with DPMS pattern LR308/AR10 .308 Rifles:

– Firing Pin
– Cam Pin
– Gas Key
– Upper Receiver – Dust Cover

– Forward Assist
– Charging handle
– High Rail/Handguard/Barrel Nut
– Lower Parts Kit
– Mil-Spec Carbine buffer tube assembly, buffer and recoil spring for .308

The TEC47 is currently in this production cycle and will be selling for $1,399 and begin selling on September 29th,2023.

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