2024 WATCHTOWER OPS Type 15 Final



WATCHTOWER Firearm’s SPEC OPS Type 15 Rifle:

Combining Billet Precision and Military Heritage

SPRING, TX (Jan. 30, 2024) — A combination of billet precision and military heritage, the WATCHTOWER SPEC OPS Type 15 Rifle offers an unmatched combination of high quality and value in an AR-15-type platform available to both the civilian and law enforcement markets.

The SPEC OPS TYPE 15 features a receiver set machined to the tightest tolerances from high-grade 7075-T6511 billet aluminum to secure a wobble-free fitment and to prevent dust and debris from entering. Assembled with an ambidextrous charging handle and WATCHTOWER’s patented safety selector to satisfy the need for more dexterity, this allows more surface area to manipulate the mechanics of the firearm. The SPEC OPS Type 15 also features an upgraded fire control group with Hiperfire’s EDT2 Heavy Gunner trigger, a single-stage semi-auto LE/SWAT AR upgrade, and WATCHTOWER’s proprietary Tru-Black PVD coated 5.56 NATO M16 profile MPI tested Durabolt BCG, the company’s most robust, durable, and easy-to-clean coating. You can choose between a 16-inch 5.56 NATO cold hammer forged or a .223 Wylde stainless steel barrel with a 1:8 rifling twist, both with a mid-length gas system. Surrounding the barrel is the 13.7-inch S7M free-floating handguard with M-LOK attachment slots at five positions, 4 QD points, and a full-length 1913 Picatinny rail. WATCHTOWER’s Flat Face compensating muzzle brake is incorporated at the end of the barrel, a device to mitigate recoil and finished in a Tru-black PVD coating. This rifle also comes with B5 B5-reinforced polymer pistol grip and buttstock.

“The SPEC OPS Type 15 rifle has been designed for those who enjoy shooting a best-in-class AR-15 platform that honors our military heritage,” said WATCHTOWER CEO Jason Colosky, a former Recon Marine serving throughout Southwest Asia and Southeast Africa. “You can choose between 5.56 NATO or .223 Wylde. It’s a fast-handling rifle designed to perform flawlessly under extreme conditions.”

The suggested retail price for the.223 Wylde configuration is $1349, while the MSRP for the 5.56 NATO configuration is $1599. Available finishes include Black type III anodized, or you can select from three Cerakote colors: FDE, OD Green, and Wolf Grey. To view the YouTube video on this firearm visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ51IfAAtng or Click Here.

WATCHTOWER Firearms is a veteran-owned firearm manufacturing company known for innovative design in its custom precision firearms that proudly manufactures its entire product line solely in America. The company offers a lifetime manufacturer product warranty on all firearms to protect our customers against any manufacturing defects. If your firearm does have evidence of such defects, WATCHTOWER Firearms will accommodate fixing, repairing, or replacing your product. To learn more about WATCHTOWER and the company’s unique vision for the firearms industry, visit www.watchtowerfirearms.com.


Receiver: TYPE 15 7075-T651 billet aluminum

Handguard: 13.7-inch S7M free-floating handguard

Barrel: .223 Wylde match grade 1:8 rifling, black nitride finish

Muzzle Device: WATCHTOWER 5.56 NATO Flat Face, Tru-black PVD finish

Bolt Carrier Group: 5.56 NATO Durabolt, Tru-black PVD finish

Trigger: Hiperfire EDT2 Heavy Gunner

Safety Selector: WATCHTOWER ambidextrous, black finish

Charging Handle: WATCHTOWER ambidextrous

Grip: B5 Systems Type 23 P-grip

Stock: B5 Systems Bravo stock

Weight: 7 lbs.

Finishes: Black type III anodized or select from three Cerakote colors: FDE, OD Green and Wolf Grey


WATCHTOWER Firearms, The Next Great American Firearms Company, is a veteran-owned firearm manufacturing company headquartered in Spring, Texas. WATCHTOWER is dedicated to redefining the firearms manufacturing landscape through innovation, precision, and unwavering customer satisfaction. Our diverse range of products, crafted in the USA, includes military, civilian, and precision firearms, along with suppressors and accessories. In addition to consumer markets, WATCHTOWER supplies superior firearms to global military and law enforcement markets. All WATCHTOWER Firearms are backed by a lifetime guarantee, underscoring our commitment to quality and reliability. Embodying the spirit of American craftsmanship, WATCHTOWER Firearms continues to honor the nation’s legacy in gun making. For more information about our products and initiatives, visit www.watchtowerfirearms.com

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