CMMG Rolls Out the Banshee

Banshee is a new line of short-barreled rifles (SBRs) and AR pistols from CMMG. The Banshee's sleek design sports the shortest barrels CMMG offers in 9mm, .45 ACP, 300 BLK, and .22 LR. This ultra-compact and lightweight platform is extremely portable, making the Banshee a great option for close protection, home defense, plinking, competition shooting, or any other application that benefits from a reduced size.

Each version of the Banshee wears CMMG’s new ambidextrous charging handle as well as an ambidextrous sling plate and ambidextrous safety selector. The Banshee comes standard with CMMG’s Premier Cerakote finish, an RML M-LOK hand guard, and a Magpul MOE pistol grip. AR pistol versions each come with a Tailhook Mod 2 brace. 

Robin Kizzar

The Banshee line of rifles and AR pistols sport the shortest barrels CMMG offers. Banshee uses a patent-pending delayed-blowback system to reduce recoil.

SBRs (all NFA rules apply) come equipped with a Magpul MVG foregrip and will feature CMMG’s new RipStock. The RipStock is a compact Cerakote buttstock machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. It features two of CMMG’s patent-pending technologies: Fastback and P3. Thanks to Fastback Technology, users can simply pull straight back to extend the stock without worrying about a release lever like those found on most AR buttstocks. P3 Technology helps users create preset positions through the use of an adjustment screw that fits into one of five slots.

The 9mm and .45 ACP Banshees feed from factory Glock magazines and utilize CMMG's patent-pending Radial Delayed Blowback operating system. The benefit of this system is that it allows the use of a lighter buffer and carrier. The reduction in reciprocating mass ensures that both the 9mm and .45 ACP versions are easily controllable. SRP: $1,1449 to $1,499.95. (