Steyr Arms said that after its initial announcement, the company’s SSG Carbon rifle “was met with an unprecedented number of orders from the law enforcement community that took the last 16 months to fill.”
Now, the SSG rifle, with its advanced carbon-fiber stock, is available in the U.S.
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Unlike conventional carbon-fiber stocks made from woven carbon fabric that often suffer from side-strike structural failures, the SSG Carbon’s stock is made using the same “chipped-carbon” Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) construction used to create load-bearing structures in Formula 1 racecars and high-performance aircraft.
The SSG Carbon’s chipped-carbon flakes combine thermally with the binding agent to form the SMC for a distinctive appearance to the stock, but like the spirals on the rifle’s cold-hammer-forged barrel, they aren’t just there for looks. The carbon chips interlock with each other to create an unparalleled tension net that is superior to steel in every direction, …read more
Source:: Tactical Life