Over the years there has been a lot of confusion surrounding the use of accessories like pistol braces with AR pistols. From approval letters for manufacturers to acceptable use for shooters, pistol braces have seen a lot of bureaucratic red tape from federal agencies over the years. CMMG® decided that it was time for a solution, so we set to work to develop an AR15 that doesn’t require a brace/stock or buffer tube. Enter the DISSENT™.
Unlike AR pistols and rifles that require a buffer system that extends past the back of the lower receiver, the traditional recoil/buffer system has been replaced with our patent-pending Compact Action which instead houses everything in the upper receiver. Dual guide rods and springs are used in the upper receiver to cycle the action while still being compatible with Direct Impingement gas systems as well as CMMG’s patented Radial Delayed Blowback™ operating system.
Three calibers are offered at launch, 5.56mm, 300BLK, and 5.7x28mm, and all DISSENT models utilize standard Mk4/AR15 lower receivers with a picatinny rail end plate that allows you to attach a sling, brace, or stock of your choice. (Adding a stock would make a DISSENT an SBR and is subject to NFA rules.)
Creating a new PDW platform requires careful design and premium features. Each DISSENT comes standard with a number of our ZEROED™ parts, including the ZEROED pistol grip, 60/90° ambi safety, ambi mag catch, and extended mag release button. One major change from the BANSHEE™ line of AR pistols is the omission of the ambi charging handle. The DISSENT features a forward non-reciprocating side charger that makes loading or clearing the chamber faster without coming off target.
Although the DISSENT can accept most standard AR15 trigger groups, CMMG worked closely with TriggerTech to develop the new TriggerTech AR-D 2-Stage trigger to be fully optimized for use with DISSENT firearms and upper receiver groups. At 4 lb pull weight, the AR-D trigger showcases a light, repeatable break. Note: CMMG does not guarantee optimal DISSENT functionality with Mil-spec or other aftermarket triggers.