Sunday, November 9, 2014

Grey Ghost Precision Announces Specter Series Rifles

We here at GGP are proud to officially announce the release of the Specter Series, the first rifles from Grey Ghost Precision. The Specter rifle series begins with a Heavy (.308) and Light (5.56). The Specter Heavy is a DMR (Designated Marksman Rifle) class long gun; a rugged, lightweight and robust option for shooting out to 700m and beyond. Specter Light brings the same benefits to those who prefer a 5.56 weapon. Unlike so many other rifles on the market, the Specters are durable, reliable, affordable, accurate and attainable—all without compromising quality.

The Specters are built by Mega Arms. We have always admired the work of those PNW geniuses, who are well known for high quality design and strict production values. They maintain quality control measures of the highest order and have an incredible work ethic. Mega has built rifle parts and receivers for many other companies, but never before have they put together a complete rifle in its entirety—as it turns out, they were looking for someone they felt would make a good partner. Thus the partnership. It’s a huge honor for us.

We put prototypes through spin-up training for a unit deploying to Afghanistan. They took it through SWC with them and did their best to break it, delivering real time feedback about its performance and durability during the process, then providing and exhaustive debrief afterward. We also had prototypes evaluated by SOF marksmanship instructors, competition shooters and some die-hard hunters, with instructions to all – let us know what we can do to make this better.

Direct feedback militated additional changes. The weapon continued to evolve. What you are now seeing is the fifth generation of rifles produced.

Ultimately, the first full production Specter configurations are a reflection of who we are and what we’d want to take into a fight.

First and foremost, these are combat rifles. Although they are very accurate, they can be banged around, used and abused, all while maintaining intransigent reliability. They are crafted to discriminating specifications and we are supremely confident you are going to appreciate the attention to every detail on these rifles

The proprietary receivers for the Specters are built from a base of 7075-T651 billet. They are then True Black Type III hard anodized to military specifications with a surface hardness of 60 Rockwell. The forends are fourteen inch extended Mega MKM KeyMod handguards, with M-LOK versions available in the future. Each forend is hand fitted to every upper receiver using Mega Arm’s custom lockup system, which is stronger than standard barrel attachment.

The heart of any rifle is the barrel. So too it is with the Specters, which feature medium weight sixteen inch 416 stainless steel barrels and 11 degree target crowns. They are topped with Gemtech Jake Brakes and Black Nitrided inside and out for superior corrosion resistance without negative effect on accuracy.

The Grey Ghost Precision Specter Rifles are specifically balanced slightly to the rear to balance out any front-heavy results from dressing it in optics and accessories.

Lower receivers feature ambidextrous bolt releases and BAD-CASS selectors. Specter Light comes equipped with enhanced takedown and pivot pins directly from the factory. Triggers are an incredibly smooth 4.5 pounds and single stage for precision work. Other features include properly staked mil-spec six position receiver extensions, Magpul ACS stocks, and Magpul MOE+ pistol grips.

In the future you will be seeing a number of exciting things from Grey Ghost Precision: a series of upper receiver groups in a myriad of lengths and calibers and even a high end handgun. We’ll advise more on that soon.

If you have any questions about the Specter Series of rifles, our methodology, manufacturing processes or quality control procedures, or if you just want to have a serious discussion about damn good rifles, don’t hesitate to contact us. Apologies in advance, our comms will be limited for just the next few days as our staff travels; we (and many Specters) will be at Range 37 PSR for the Green Beret 3 Gun Pro Am. Images and updates will be posted frequently on the new Grey Ghost Precision Instagram account and the Grey Ghost Facebook page.