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Posted: 4/21/2007 5:22:40 AM EDT

I saw some info on KelTec's RFB (Rifle, Forward ejecting, Bullpup) and have heard some good (preliminary) feedback on it.

It seems that KT has cranked the standards up a few notches for this project.  Whereas their reputation has been one for cheap guns (my P11 is 100% reliable), they've gone first class on the RFB.

So here is a 7.62 bullpup available in three barrel lengths (18", 24" and 32").  The rifle is ambidextrous with a reversible operating handle.  It is piston operated, and uses FAL magazines.

The biggest drawback I see is the preliminary MSRP of $2K, but many expect prices in the shops to be about 75% of that when production ramps up.

If this gun turns out to be everything that is predicted, what do you think the possibilities are of it entering military service?
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 5:26:12 AM EDT
I find it highly unlikely that it would ever see military service. The ar platform is too widely used, and theirs just no reason to replace it yet.

I still want one of the Kel-tec's though.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 5:29:51 AM EDT
Why go new, when sometimes old can be remade so nice

Link Posted: 4/21/2007 5:31:39 AM EDT

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The biggest drawback I see is the preliminary MSRP of $2K, but many expect prices in the shops to be about 75% of that when production ramps up.


I don't know about it entering military service, but even if the MSRP drops to $1500 it probably won't be entering my safe. I like what I see so far, but somehow my brain is having a hard time breaking $1k for a kel-tech...
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