New Watchman Rifle Headlines Law Enforcement Division at RISE Armament

The Watchman rifle is a duty-ready workhorse
The Watchman rifle is a duty-ready workhorse

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma-( RISE Armament, a premier manufacturer and supplier of AR firearms and components is pleased to introduce the all-new Watchman rifle. This firearm is set to be the headliner of RISE Armament’s new Law Enforcement (LE) Division — RISE LE.

Motivated by the July 7, 2016, Dallas police ambush, RISE Armament set out to ensure that no police officer is ever outgunned by a criminal. RISE made it their mission to develop a supremely accurate, highly dependable rifle that’s affordable on a law enforcement budget. The Watchman is that rifle.

“It’s important to us for officers to be equipped with high-quality, high-performance rifles that are affordable,” said Matt Torres, president of RISE Armament. “They’re putting their lives on the line for us every day, and it’s our duty to use our talents as engineers and machinists to give them the best products possible.”

RISE Armament developed the Watchman with input from SWAT/SOT/SRT officers, patrol officers, military snipers, competitive shooters, and firearms instructors to ensure it combined the best in functionality, accuracy, dependability, and affordability. From a squad car to an entry team, it’s duty ready right out of the box.

The Watchman is available in two models — the 223LE, which is chambered in .223 Wylde, which is highly accurate with both .223 and 5.56 ammunition, or the 300LE in 300 Blackout.

RISE developed an advanced flash hider specifically for the Watchman, which ensures flash minimization in low-light environments to avoid affecting the user’s night vision capabilities, yet it minimizes the ring that is common with that type of flash hider. The Watchman is a feature-rich firearm that is ready to meet all the demands of law enforcement members.

Watchman FEATURES:

  • Advanced flash hider — Developed specifically for the Watchman, the four-prong flash hider ensures flash minimization in low-light environments to avoid affecting the user’s night vision capabilities. Additionally, the annoying ringing that’s typical with this type of flash hiders was engineered to be nearly nonexistent.
  • CB-160 match-grade barrel on 223LE — With superior accuracy and proprietary weight reduction, this barrel is a favorite among top competitive shooters. The 416R stainless steel barrel shoots sub MOA with most factory ammo, and many shooters regularly record hits out to 600 yards with heavier, duty-type ammo. It has a 1:7 twist, ½ x 28 threads, and mid-length gas system for more manageable recoil.
  • LE Handguard — The 13.5-inch handguard has a continuous 12 o’clock top rail, MLOK slots for attachments, a slim profile for comfort, and skeletonized design for weight reduction.
  • Forged upper and lower receiver set with a classic appearance
  • LE145 Tactical Trigger — Designed for peak performance in high-adrenaline situations, it features a crisp, balanced break and 4.5-pound pull.
  • Premium black nitride-coated bolt carrier group for dependability and smoother shooting
  • Ambidextrous safety — The ambi safety features a long throw or short throw, along with interchangeable paddles, so an agency’s gunsmith can tailor the safety selector to the shooter’s preference or department policy.
  • Magpul pistol grip and CTR stock
  • Includes one magazine. Iron sights and/or a Vortex Crossfire red dot sight are available as a budget-friendly add-on.
  • Backed by RISE Armament’s lifetime manufacturing warranty
  • The Watchman can be seen here

RISE Armament specializes in the design and manufacturing of ARs, receivers, triggers, barrels, compensators, and more for civilian, military, and law enforcement uses. For more information about RISE Armament products, visit

About RISE Armament:RISE Armament Logo

We’re machinists, engineers, executives, hog hunters, target shooters, and coyote killers. Some of us are veterans; all of us are patriots. We’re God-fearing, country-loving, down-to-earth folks who take pride in providing TIER 1 products to our fellow countrymen. We work hard. We play hard. Our values run deep. Our roots are in manufacturing — machining and fabricating for the oil and aerospace industries. In the past, we would shoot and build a few guns when we got the chance. Now, we still shoot, and we manufacture lots of guns. We also machine gun parts and accessories. Our objective is simple — to unleash every shooter’s potential and elevate the shooting experience.

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Let’s see if I understand all this, taxpayers pay the salaries of police, police are not obligated to help taxpayers, there are several gun manufacturers and suppliers that specialize in policeman’s need. The taxpayer pays for these trinkets,also. Is there a chance the taxpayer is not very smart because they support their own demise by promoting police officers?

Wild Bill

@Tcat, The situation that we, the public, are in is even worse than that. “The state” uses the excuse of safeguarding the public when “the state” seeks to diminish our Second Amendment Civil Rights in court, but police (agents of “the state”) are not obligated to protect, safeguard or help the public. And there are many court cases to that effect, too.


Wild Bill I know what you are saying. It is a very unfair proposition, though, like rubbing our nose in it.I


No cost, or on The website!


Well if they send any to maryland, NJ, cali or any of the other communist states please give them the same features that the free law abiding citizens who live there and pay their salaries have been yoked with. You know, no pistol grips, no flash hider, 10 round magazine etc. Look, I support them to by NOT breaking the law and making their job harder and I hope I would help them when and if I were needed or able but they’re the ones who are going to do as they’re ordered to and take ours or they will… Read more »