Welcome to my Knights Armament Company (KAC) page! In these pages you will find a description of Knight's answer to the The Modular Weapons System or MWS. The Modular Weapon System (MWS) was originally designed for the military M4 carbine version of the M-16 machinegun as part of the U.S. Army Special Forces
SOPMOD M4 Carbine (Special Operations Peculiar Modification) program. The MWS uses Both of these units use MIL-STD-1913 and MIL-STD-1913 Update Notice 1 "Picattinny"
rails as a standard attachment system to which a variety of accessories
can be attached to a base weapon system.
Knights Manufacturing's RIS and RAS
Knights Manufacturing's first solution to the MWS requirement are described on
the RIS and RAS Page. These units use MIL-STD-1913 "Picatinny" rails in special grips that replace the factory handguards of AR15 and M16 weapon systems to allow the addition of military attachments such as lasers, forward pistol grips, optics, masterkey shotguns, and m203 grenade launchers. This page provides a description of these two units including distinguishing characteristics and markings. Related to this page, I have also created a page that discuss using a M5 RAS on an
Armalite AR-10 as well as on a
Knights Armament Free Floating RAS
The RAS concept was improved by KAC in the form of a free floating tube as described on my
KAC RAS II Page. This system is scheduled to be released later this month (September 2002). The RAS II is a new RAS system that provides some of the advantages of the standard RAS plus some of the free floating advantages of the KAC FF RAS described above. I have three PDF files that contain information that I have received from KAC about the RAS II. The first document describes the
Advantages of the RAS II, the second provides
Installation Instructions, and the third lists
Parts Numbers for the RAS II.