Kel-Tec’s new-for-2015 RDB M43 bullpup ejects downward, pushing spent cases out of the way and out of the vision of the shooter. Read on to see how it’s done.
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From range toys to long range, these five new firearms are undoubtedly cool—no matter your reasoning for purchasing. Daniel Defense’s DDM4v11 is an affordable AR-15, but in no way made just for entry level. Cheaper Than Dirt carries the only AR-15 platform rifle chambered for .30-06 made by Noreen Firearms. JRC makes bugging out by the sea almost fun, Smith & Wesson’s M&P 22 Compact is made right here in America and for bullpup fans who won’t wait for the Kel-Tec KSG, we have the perfect alternative—the UTAS-USA Hunting pump action shotgun in Next G1 camo.
The IWI Tavor just recently came to the US, and it has gotten a lot of press. Though we’ve written about it before, here’s why we selected the Tavor as this week’s Art of the Gun.
Kel-Tec unveiled prototypes of the M43 and RDB at SHOT Show 2014. They both operate on an adjustable short-stroke gas piston system and are chambered for 5.56mm NATO/.223 Remington. Both bullpups have a longer bolt travel than you are more likely used to, but this helps with controlling full-auto versions. Three of the awesome features that jump out at me of both the M43 and RDB are the downward ejection, fully interchangeable parts between the bullpups and 100 percent ambidextrous controls. Both feature a 17.5-inch barrel with a ½x28 thread ready for a muzzle brake or suppressor.
If the AR platform has a challenger going forward, it may not be the AK. Although not new, the bullpup design affords the versatility and shootability of an AR with the same length barrel, but an overall shorter length rifle. The bullpup seems to offer all of the advantages without any of the disadvantages. Last year, IWI saw success with its bullpup design—the Tavor. For 2014, Desert Tech is introducing its own bullpup—the Micro Dynamic Rifle (MDR).
The recently available Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Tavor SAR, a bullpup rifle chambered in 5.56 NATO, is creating quite a stir among gun cognoscenti. Here’s how it performed for us at the range.
Admittedly, I’ve never been a huge fan of bullpups. It is more than just the way they look. Much of the bullpup market relegates itself to badly fitting aftermarket conversions that take a fair amount of dremeling and hammering to make a proper fit.
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