Friday, August 15, 2003

A Coyote at the Dog Show continues an interesting & very informative discussion of bull-pup rifles. Apparently this latest & very informative installment was to address some comments made by The Fusilier Pundit of Weck Up To Thees fame in regards to an earlier post from A Coyote at the Dogshow.

Go read & be sure to follow the links to earlier posts which in turn have links to various examples, such as the Steyr AUG & Israeli Military Industry's new Tavor Assault Rifle platform.

Although to throw a small twist into the discussion I would have to bring up the XM8 Lightweight Assault Rifle being developed by Alliant Techsystems Inc. But since it uses a composite-type ammunition & is still in the pre-production stages of development that wouldn't be germane to there discussion.

BTW, the term Assault Rifle is used correctly in these discussions as they are about a compact rifle capable of automatic fire & chambered in a medium powered cartridge. The term Assault Rifle comes to us from the German Sturmgewehr which was used by Hitler to name a new development in small arms concepts during WW2.

Please don't confuse the technically correct definition of Assault Rifle with the politically correct definition, which is more akin to "it looks military &/or scary & should be banned".

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