This is a really nice rifle we got the chance to look at the other day. We took a lot of pictures, here they are.
Overview of the Robinson Armament XCR An overview with pictures
We were able to take a close look at the Robarms XCR. A unique rifle made in the USA by Robinson Arms in Utah.
It looks to be a solid and well designed weapon system. In my opinion a blend between the AR, AK and FAL. It looks to be built almost like a FAL with the charging handle on the left side of the receiver. The charging handle is the forward assist if needed. the ejection of bras is on the right like most rifles.
It breaks down with two pins very much like an AR. The barrel is held in place with one large set screw at the front of the mag well. This makes for quick barrel changes and caliber changes (available in 5.56 NATO (.223 Rem.); 6.8 SPC; and 7.62x39mm)
The XCR has options like a folding stock, adjustable gas system, quick change barrels, built in mounting rails and the ability to use standard AR magazines. These make the XCR a very useful machine in many environments.
We didn't shoot it but we did listen to the owner tell us about how it shoots, and it shoots as good as it looks from his report.
Trigger: Two-Stage Trigger (We can provide single-stage triggers for government and LE agencies requiring such triggers.)
12 O'clock Position (Top) Rail: 1913 Standard Picatinny Rail, 17" Long
3, 6, and 9 O'clock Position Rails: 1913 Standard Picatinny Rails, 8" Long
Sights: Any front and rear sight made to go on 1913 Standard Rails.
Sight Radius: Depends on front and rear sight type and placement. Typically 15" to 16.5". Gas block on barrel is also machined with dove tail to accept other sights. Sight radius can be increased by attaching sight to the gas block.
Magazines: Accepts most M16 magazines and drums.
Scope Mounting: 1913 Standard Rail.
It was in the shop getting a new muzzle break when we got the chance to look it over.
From the side (no barrel) is looks like a mix between FAL and G3 and AR
The barrel is quickly and easily removed and replaced.
Break down is very much like an AR with the front pin, but like an AK in the rear with the recoil spring the integral receiver latch
With the barrel removed and the receiver open
The gas piston, bolt carrier and bolt. Like the AK but no simple copy, These parts while similar to others are unique. Easy to assemble and take down, easy to clean and maintain as well with few parts to break or loose
A closer look at the three lug bolt face of the XCR and its bolt carrier and recoil spring. While it doesn't look much like it it works much like the AK gas system / bolt
A very rugged and simple right side folding stock. Like some AKs and few other rifles the XCR has a folding stock that folds away from the body (when shooting right handed) This design while subtly different than typical folding rifle stocks, allows much more convenient and faster changes from the folded carry to shouldered aimed fire. This design is preferred because the rifle does not need to move while the stock is opened, keeping the time required to acquire a target to a minimum.
Like any good rifle, the XCR comes with a users manual