By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022


WSM is a dream that has been ten years in the making.  WSM was founded by firearms enthusiasts who vowed to craft rifles for discerning shooters and sportsman.  Their mission: to advance the growth and legacy of the great American gun industry and build rifles that they themselves would be proud to own.


Both the upper and lower receivers are CNC machined billet designed from the ground up.  The trigger guard is an integrated large opening winter style.  The magazine well is flared for quick magazine changes.  WSM-15 receivers are available in five different finishes: Cerakote Armor Black, Tungsten Gray, Flat Dark Earth (FDE), Midnight bronze, or Type III Anodized Black.  The collapsible stock and grip are manufactured by B5 Systems.  You lefties out there can easily change the bolt catch thanks to a threaded roll pin, and the bolt carrier group has been finished in a black nitride coating.


The barrel is a 16-inch model with 1/2×28 TPI thread pitch, and you can choose from four WSM proprietary “Viking” muzzle brake options to suit your needs.  The handguard is a WSM 15-inch M-LOK model that provides plenty of room for mounting accessories and features integrated quick disconnect sling sockets.


Type: direct gas impingement, semi-automatic

Caliber: 5.56 x 45mm NATO

Magazine capacity: 30 Rounds

Sights: None, 15” Picatinny rail

Barrel Length: 16 Inches

Overall Length: 33.6 Inches with stock collapsed

Weight: 6.43 Pounds (unloaded)

MSRP: $ 1,499



WSM states their goal is to build the highest quality firearms, with value and service in mind.  Designed and built in America for Americans.  It appears WSM has achieved their goals.  The WSM-15 is a great rifle at a great price!  The rifle ships with a padded case and one standard capacity 30 round magazine.  Get down to your dealer and see if the WSM-15 is the right rifle for your needs.

That’s all for now folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article Ideas.  And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at