Due around May.
Price: $1900 MSRP
Due around May.
Price: $1900 MSRP
What were your first impressions?
I did get to shoot it.
It takes a slightly different approach to the concept than other designs such as the AUG. It also has some similarities.
The ejection can be changes from right to left hand side. This is nothing new.
The charging handle can be moved to either side of the rifle (AUG can't do this).
When it's fired from the left side (right hand configuration) the brass deflector sends spent cases forward. There is no chance of it hitting your face.
Mag release is a trigger like device in front of the magazine. It's very easy to use. My concern is that a sling or mag pouch might cause an unintentional mag release, but I've not confirmed this as I had neither a sling or chest rig available.
The bolt release is brilliantly simple. Push the new mag in, push up with your thumb (already in position) and boom, the bolt rides home with a new round.
The trigger pack is tiny and sits just behind the magazine well. It can stay in the rifle when you remove the bolt. It requires two pins to be pushed out (captive) to drop the trigger pack.
The flip up sights are integrated into the 1913 rail. The front sight has tritium.
The front handguard is removable and rails can be installed.
It will be released as a 5.56 but a 9mm conversion kit will be immediately available as well. You can change calibers yourself.
The barrel is a quick release barrel.
It will have QD mounts front and rear and on both sides.
Decent trigger, not your typical bullpup mushy, creepy trigger. Not a match trigger, but a solid military trigger.
Recoil is about what you would expect. The balance of the rifle is nearly perfect, you can keep this rifle shouldered and in the ready position much longer and more comfortably than a rifle like the M4.
Overall, I'm impressed. I think it has the potential to be the best bullpup on the market. I'll reserve judgement until I get my own copy to bang around on.
Due around May. Price is said to be $1900 MSRP. Expect a street price to be less than that once the dust settles from the initial release.
Plant is up and running, employees hired, production starting. Just waiting on the ATF and some licensing issues.
Last edited by MilitaryArms; 09-30-12 at 15:25.
I want, any idea who will be distributing these rifles?
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No chance I'll ever buy it unless it was extremely fun to shoot.
The great news for the US Tavor is that you're getting a polished design care of your neighbours to the north (think of us as your resident beta testers ). The flat top is actually the second generation, which also features a redesigned bolt and firing pin that addressed an issue with slam-fires when using commercial grade primers.
We're looking forward to the X95.
Where is this rifle manufactured?
BUIS look flimsy.
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I am excited to see this come about. As a guy who ran an issued AUG-P bullpup for several years all I can say is until you've spent some time behind one you just don't understand the advantages the platform brings to the game. I figured these would ring in around 2K, I am hoping that there might be a packaged optic too. May isn't really that far away and I am anxious to see this hit shelves.
i highly doubt many people will add this to their collection for $1900
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Going to be selling fast enough to keep the Canadian shelves on back order for a while.