The WK180C Gen 2 is designed and manufactured in Canada by Kodiak Defence Inc, to provide an affordable, reliable, lightweight rifle for recreational shooting. The upper receiver is finished with a STANAG 4964* rail (Picatinny rail) to allow the fitting of optics or sights. The rifle is chambered in 5.56 NATO and is also capable of firing .223 Rem ammunition. Standard AR-15 magazines are used.
Changes from the WK180C that are included in the WK180C Gen 2 include: a non-reciprocating cocking handle, a 15″ handguard, a standard AR-15 selector and trigger mechanism pins, a more contoured lower receiver that allows “beavertail” pistol grips to be installed, captive take down pins, an improved gas system, and a bolt catch lever.