Guys, you need to stop speculating based on your impatient imagination and even more importantly, STOP POSTING bogus speculations. This is how internet myths are created and reputations are soiled. By the time some LWRC hater has re-posted what they have read here they will make it sound like the A5 was promised by [insert date here] and that they have put it on the back burner to compete in the Army Carbine Replacement RFP (making it sound like they are turning their backs on the civilian market to pursue military contracts just like HK, Colt, FN, etc.). All you are doing is creating more controversy. I would hate for LWRC to stop providing us with information on what is over the horizon because of something like this.
Also, I didn't think LWRC had a new facility at APG (as stated by straightshooter556 above). I'm pretty sure the "facility" you might be thinking of is Anniston Army Depot (http://kitup.military.com/2011/04/lwrc-to-team-with-anniston-army-depot-for-carbine-builds.html
) and it is not theirs to use for manufacturing anything but military contracted materiel (once they receive a contract). At least that's how I understand it based on the following quote from the above article:â€œTo alleviate the concerns or fears that the Army might have about our production capacity, weâ€™ve entered into a teaming arrangement with the Anniston Army Depot,â€ officials from LWRC told Kit
I don't think anyone from LWRC has stated that they were going to expand their manufacturing capability for the commercial market into this military facility because I'm almost sure that Uncle Sugar would not look kindly upon it (especially with the dumboKrats in power).
The A5 will get here when it gets here. I too am awaiting its arrival but I realize that the guys at Cambridge will not release it until it is ready (which is what I expect from LWRC). JM2CW.