The L5 is the world’s first functional 5-bore, single barrel rifle. The L5’s Electromagnetic / Transverse Camshaft action is efficient, safe, and reliable. The battery-powered action can fire upwards of 15,000 shots per battery charge. Complete with picatinny rails, the L5 can be easily accessorized with standard, commercially-available gear. Forward Defense Munitions, Co.s charge block ammo comes pre-loaded straight from the factory, which obviates the need to load individual rounds, saving vast amounts of time by passing that duty on to the manufacturer. This profoundly increases the effective sustained rate of fire for forces wielding the L5.
To prevent overheating, each block is ejected after use, along with any heat that would otherwise be held in a chamber. The blocks are precisely guided into position, moving only 1/2-inch, minimizing the probability of jamming. The L5 Rifle, coupled with charge block ammunition, represents an entirely new firearm class and addresses the prevalent and dangerous problems of reloading, overheating and jamming, which are inherent to the design of currently deployed firearms.
Forward Defense Munitions, Co. was founded in 2016 with the goal of developing a superior firearm. To achieve this, the current firearm design had to be completely abandoned and reinvented from the ground up. The new design focuses on eliminating the most common firearm issues, such as jamming and overheating. The “L5” prototype is the world’s first functional multi-bore single barrel rifle, and utilizes FDM’s caseless ammunition.