View Full Version : Did S.W.A.T magazine ever run an article

November 15, 2001, 10:07 PM
by Stanley C. Christ, called M14K "A Better Idea" ???

Denny Hansen
November 16, 2001, 11:00 AM

Yes. The article was the cover story for the April, 1990 issue. It was about a company called La France Specialties who cut a full-auto M14 down to the length of an M1 Carbine, thus the "K" (kurz) designation. La France Specialties was located in San Diego. No idea if they are still in business.


November 16, 2001, 08:32 PM
Was this the outfit that modified the M14 with an M60 gas system to reduce recoil?

Denny Hansen
November 16, 2001, 11:00 PM
One and the same. I never fired it personally but the author said it was pretty sweet.

November 17, 2001, 09:36 PM
Found LaFrance on the net. Looks like they might be exclusively Law Enforcement sales only though... bummer. Kind of wanted an M1A-K heh.heh.

George Hill
November 25, 2001, 01:38 PM
They make a seriously nifty AR variant that fires .45 ACP. Too bad it's an AR.
I would LOVE to see what they could do to an FAL or AK!