Global Ordnance will unveil the Monolith bufferless AR-style rifle series at the 2024 SHOT Show in Las Vegas this week. Here are some details from their press release:

This unique technical design of the Global Ordnance Monolith combines cutting-edge features for an unmatched shooting experience.

The Monolith will be available in 16.1-in. rifle, 12.6-in. pistol and SBR configurations. It harnesses all of the advantages of a new bufferless operating system while incorporating a unique single-piece integrated barrel system and ambidextrous controls.

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Monolith Key Features

  • Simplified Design: Monolith uses over a dozen fewer parts than a traditional AR.
  • Bufferless System: The Monolith’s operating system eliminates any need for a buffer assembly, streamlining its structure for increased efficiency and reduced weight.
  • Integrated Components: The single-piece Monolith barrel is a precise and flawlessly engineered combination of Dead Air’s Keymo Brake muzzle device, gas block, and barrel extension; no need to pin and weld!
  • Refined Gas Flow: A 45-degree gas port ensures perfect gas flow and decreasing traditional gas port size, optimizing the Monolith’s performance as a suppressor host.
  • Enhanced rifling: The Monolith boasts superior barrel rifling for unmatched accuracy.
  • Heavy Duty Bolt: Monoliths features a rugged, heavy-duty bolt for reliability and longevity.
  • Interlocking Upper Receiver/Handguard: An innovative interlock feature between the upper receiver and handguard promotes added stability while simultaneously contributing to the platform’s accuracy.
  • Integrated Folding Adjustable F5 Modular Stock: Monolith’s versatility is further enhanced by the inclusion of an integrated, folding, adjustable F5 Modular Stock assembly.
  • Ambidextrous controls: The Monolith prioritizes manipulability with ambi controls, including a newly patented bolt release.

Compact, accurate, lightweight and feature-rich, the Monolith exemplifies Global Ordnance’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of firearm technology and design.

If you’re at SHOT Show this week, check out the Monolith bufferless AR at Booth #72227 in Caesars Forum. If you’re not, we’ll cover more on the Monolith in the weeks following the show.

Monolith facing right

Global Ordnance LLC is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and is a supplier to commercial and defense military industries supporting a wide array of equipment, ammunition and firearms. To learn more about Global Ordnance, please visit

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