So while walking the floor I saw a booth filled with Bullpup Rifles. I dislike bullpups, and I really handled these just so I could Mock. The Tavor is such a heavily marketed rifle, and it’s all sizzle but no steak…I assumed a small manufacturer would be even worse.
Oh no! The trigger on this gun was awesome! Not awesome for a Bullpup, like the Styer Aug, but AWESOME for a RIFLE! This trigger was better than many of the AR-15s on the market, let alone bullpups.
The controls are still bullpup, but it uses an AR-15 magazine release and bolt release, so while not as easy as the control suite on a standard AR, you can easily do all the necessary work with a mag change by simply releasing your support hand and bringing it to the action in the stock.
The safety is a standard cross-bolt that operates similar to many hunting guns and shotguns.
Then the proprietor Ken, while talking to me mentioned that the rifle I was holding was his new .308 Platform.
I was suddenly in love! So much that I came by the next day and conducted this interview.
Ken said he can pin a brake or in my case an end cap onto the muzzle threads and with a 10 round magazine, I will have a Mass legal rifle.
I’d been looking at an AR-10 type rifle for a while because I really wanted to get an optics-ready gun with rails that I could mount accessories on, but the lack of pre-ban magazines had been holding me back.
This gun is unique and interesting enough that I’m willing to forgo that. Also I’ve been desiring a rifle with a folding or collapsible stock so I could have a gun that fit into a small range bag…given that folding stocks near unanimously make a gun an “Assault Weapon” under Mass law, this is one way to circumvent that.
So yeah, stay tuned, because I really want one of these rifles.