PDN Contributor Deryck Poole presents the features of the Wonder Rifle, an AR-platform rifle from POF-USA. The lightweight Wonder weighs just over six pounds and has a 16.5-inch barrel.
The POF Wonder Rifle features an ambidextrous rear sling mount, Renegade Rail with patented heat-sink barrel nut, MILSPEC+ bolt carrier group, single-stage straight match-grade trigger (with about 3.5 pounds of pull), roller-bearing cam pin that reduces friction and aids in reliability, POF’s new Strike Eagle ambidextrous charging handle and safety, and new Micro B single-port compensator/muzzle brake, which helps with recoil management.
Deryck is a fan of the Mission First Tactical minimalist stock, which the Wonder Rifle sports. This stock can be grabbed almost as a handle if needed. The Wonder Rifle has an Ergo Grip, which Deryck had never had on a rifle but he finds that it is indeed very ergonomic — comfortable to hold onto and it makes all the controls easily accessible.
E Squared Dual-Extraction System
The Wonder Rifle incorporates POF’s patented E2 (E Squared) dual-extraction system. Four shallow grooves are cut into the neck area of the chamber. Gas is vented rearward through these channels, easing extraction. It reduces stress on the extractor, enhancing reliability and meaning you can run steel-cased ammunition through the Wonder Rifle. Deryck has about 1,800 rounds, all steel cased, through the Wonder Rifle, and the rifle has run flawlessly. The benefit of steel-cased ammo is you can do a full day of rifle training, 1,000 rounds, for about $200.
This is the first rifle Deryck has ever purchased and not had to change anything out on it because he didn’t like it. The Wonder Rifle was good to go right out of the box. If an AR-type rifle is one of your home-defense weapons or you are looking for another training or duty rifle, Deryck highly recommends the light and reliable Wonder Rifle.
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