Ready to move to the next step up from carbon fiber gun grips? Washington-based, McAnn Industries has taken the popular M14/M1-A rifle and converted it into carbon fiber. It's not just a blend of fiberglass and carbon, but solely carbon fiber with resin.
There are a lot of benefits to the gun being carbon fiber, and it's a trend that we're predicting will be more and more popular for guns. The obvious advantage is the light weight. Normally the M14 is made from steel or aluminum, using carbon fiber shaves about 2-4 pounds from the weight. For somebody that has a job where they are carrying the gun all day, that can make a big difference
Another major benefit is that carbon fiber will not hold heat the same way that steel and aluminum would. If you're in the sun all day, the gun will remain much cooler than its counterparts, and in turn will be much more comfortable for the user.
Here's a full list of benefits that McAnn Industries lists:
Inline night vision ready
AR-15 pistol grip compatible
AR-15 butt stock compatible
Free floating barrel
Keeps the weight down
Lightest M-14/M1A in the world
Accepts most SOPMOD accessories
Available without accessory rails
Balance of price, performance, and weight
There are only three materials used to make this gun: