Law Enforcement Rifle

  • .223 Wylde
  • 1:7 twist
  • LE145 4.5lb Trigger
  • Lifetime Warranty


Motivated by the July 7, 2016, Dallas police ambush, RISE Armament set out to ensure that no criminal ever outguns a police officer. We made it our mission to develop a supremely accurate, highly dependable rifle that’s affordable on a law enforcement budget. The RISE Armament Watchman LE is that rifle.

We developed the Watchman with input from SWAT/SOT/SRT officers, patrol officers, military snipers, competitive shooters, and firearms instructors. We wanted to ensure it combined the best in functionality, accuracy, dependability, and affordability. From a squad car to an entry team, it’s duty ready right out of the box.

Its features parts like our LE145 Tactical Trigger — one of the best triggers in the RISE lineup — and our premium black nitride-coated bolt carrier group. See the rest of the features of the RISE Armament Watchman LE below.

Contact [email protected] or call 844-747-3308 for agency or LEO pricing and purchasing info.

Key Features

  • Watchman™ LE — .223 Wylde chambered; accurate with both .223 and 5.56 ammunition
  • RISE advanced flash hider — Developed specifically for the Watchman, the four-prong flash hider ensures flash minimization in low-light environments to avoid affecting the user’s night vision capabilities. Additionally, the annoying ringing that’s typical with these type of flash hiders was engineered to be nearly nonexistent.
  • Watchman LE has our CB-160 barrel — With superior accuracy and proprietary weight reduction, this barrel is a favorite among top competitive shooters. The 416R stainless steel barrel shoots sub MOA with most factory ammo, and many shooters regularly record hits out to 600 yards with heavier, duty-type ammo. It has a 1:7 twist, 1/2 x 28 threads, and mid-length gas system for more manageable recoil.
  • RISE LE handguard — The 13.5-inch handguard has a continuous 12 o-clock top rail, MLOK slots for attachments, a slim profile for comfort, and skeletonized design for weight reduction.
  • Forged upper and lower receiver set with a classic appearance
  • LE145 Tactical Trigger — Designed for peak performance in high-adrenaline situations, it features a crisp, balanced break and 4.5 lb. pull.
  • RISE Armament premium black nitride-coated bolt carrier group for dependability and smoother shooting
  • Ambidextrous safety — The ambi safety features a long throw or short throw, along with interchangeable paddles, so an agency’s gunsmith can tailor the safety selector to the shooter’s preference or department policy.
  • Magpul pistol grip and MOE stock
  • Also available as SBR or pistol. Both have an 11.5-inch match-grade stainless steel barrel with a carbine-length gas system, along with a 10-inch handguard. The SBR has a Magpul MOE stock, and the pistol has an SB Tactical SBA3 pistol brace.
  • Includes one magazine. Iron sights and/or a Vortex Crossfire red dot sight are available as a budget-friendly add-on.
  • Backed by RISE Armament’s lifetime manufacturing warranty.
  • Customization options available; shown with Magpul CTR stock.
  • Contact us at 918-994-7058 for law enforcement agency or officer purchases.


We developed the Watchman with input from SWAT/SOT/SRT officers, patrol officers, military snipers, competitive shooters, and firearms instructors. We wanted to ensure it combined the best in functionality, accuracy, dependability, and affordability. From a squad car to an entry team, it’s duty ready right out of the box.

A transferable warranty that last a lifetime

4.5lb Pull Relax Curved Blade

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I purchase the Watchman™ LE?

If you are interested in the RISE WATCHMAN™ Law Enforcement Rifle, please fill out the form here. One of our team members will review your application, and we will contact you to complete the order process.

Do your products have a Lifetime Warranty?

We are so confident in our lineup that our products are backed by a lifetime warranty. As if that weren’t enough, all our products also come with the RISE Guarantee. If you’re not happy with a RISE product for any reason, return it within 30 days of purchase for a full refund — even if you’ve put rounds through it. That may not conform to industry standards, but neither do we. After all, why should we settle for meeting industry standards when we’ve made it our mission to rise above them?

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews








How is This Rifle NOT More Popular?

From the moment you lay hands on the well-constructed hard case, and notice the colorful and tasteful RISE logo badge placed on the top- you know something special awaits.

Upon opening the case, you notice injected molded foam surrounds the entire rifle, while thoughtful cutouts allow for future accessories to be used with the case. It is this attention to detail that encompasses the whole rifle.

Upon inspection of the rifle itself, you notice a lightweight, but balanced feel. You can immediately tell by picking it up that it is a solid piece of equipment.

The fitment between the upper and lower is exceptional, as is the quality of the finish on the entire rifle. It is evenly applied and shows no signs of thinness or corner cutting.

The barrel itself is very well designed and finished in the same quality as the rest of the rifle. The locknut on the break was the only thing that had signs of tool marks, and even then – it was very faint and not immediately noticeable.

The model I received had Magpul furniture, and the 905X handguard, which gives you plenty of flexibility for mounting accessories. This handguard also had a slim profile which makes it very easy and comfortable to hold.

When testing the trigger, I was very impressed with the ridiculously crisp break and short reset. It is clear that this rifle was designed to go to work right out of the box.

Someone who owns a SAINT Edge ATC, a SAINT Victor pistol, and sees a lot of different AR variants at the range (I’m also an RSO… a cool one, not a Fuddy one), it is shocking that more people aren’t packing a RISE Watchman.

For the record, I never even heard of this brand until about a week and a half ago when I started doing some serious research. The few reviews I did come across were glowing and I figured I had nothing to lose by trying it out.

Big shout out to Family Firearms for offering this amazing rifle and even more amazing price. Even at the retail price, it’s worth every penny.

What’s more amazing to me, is for the same price (or less) then a similarly featured Sig, SAINT, or Ruger, RISE just puts way more quality and thought into their design.

If you are thinking about putting your money on this rifle- DO IT! I received no compensation whatsoever for this review, just somebody who appreciates solid quality and real value.


Hunter leese

Great rifle

I got my Watchman at a local gun store for my first AR-15 and it’s fantastic.