Bullpup vs. M4/M16 -
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|July 24th, 2009||#4|
The Bullpup and the M16 are even in quality and design. Only difference is ergonomics.
I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a Israeli Tavor TAR-21. Scuttlebutt says that Charles Daily is trying to sign a deal with IMI to bring a civvie semi-auto version state side.
Right now on the open US market are the following bullpups
MSAR SGT-556 (AUG Clone)
TPD USA AXR (AUG Clone)
Busmaster M17S (Discontinued)
FN Hertsal FS 2000
FN Herstal PS90
Kel-tec RFB (7.62 NATO FN FAL Bullpup)
Charles Daily/IMI Tavor Tar-21 (possible, pending BATFE approval for production. Currently aviable in Canada)
On the military market you have the following
FN Herstal FN 2000
HS Produkt VHS
IMI Tavor Tar-21
FN Herstal P90
Out of all the bullpups out there. I own a FN Herstal PS90. I sent of my BATFE Form 1 to registir it as a short barreled rifle. In which it will be just like a FN P90 except it will be semi-automatic only.
|July 24th, 2009||#5|
I try to be the man my dog thinks I am.
|July 24th, 2009||#7|
The F2000 also ejects the brass towards the front of the gun so it's ambidextrous.
Is there any truth to the claim that bullpups have heavy mushy triggers compared to rifles of standard layout? I hear that a lot on various forums.
"Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government." - George Washington
|July 24th, 2009||#9|
My PS90 has a mushy trigger but it's still a good shooting weapon.
As of right now the current platforms that can be used by lefties and normal folks without a problem is the FN P90, FN FN2000, and the Kel-tec RFB. The P90 ejects it's spent cases downward, the FN2000 and the RFB efect the spent cases through a small tube just above the muzzle of the firearm.
The AUG platform can be configured for lefties. But it's not a on the fly kinda thing. You have to remove the bolt and charging handle, replace the efection port cover, etc.....
The three rifles that I know for a fact that are right handed only are the FAMAS, SA-80/L-85, and Norinco QBZ-95. Possibly the SAR-21 from Singapore but I'm not 100% sure.
The PS90 might be the only bullpup I'll ever own though.... no other one on the market has such a fast magazine exchange. Yea, training can get me to work a AUG just as well.... but I think my load out is now M4 Carbines for when things get nasty and a PS90 for regular conceal carry.
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