posted on Jan, 27 2007 @ 11:27 PM
I'd have to argue it depends on application in combat. Bullpops afford you a longer barrel and still hold a small size, but then there is the
argument that if there is a malfunction your face is right next to the ejection port... sigh.
Depends on application. An AK-47 might be terrible for CQB, while an MP5/7 would work wonders. A Tavor might be better than an M4 for uban warefare,
while an M4 has more upgrades at this moment. An AK-47 might be better for third-world countries, an M4 might be better for the USA (both examples
for ammunition abudances).
To me bullpops are very loud-- something I had to get used to-- but they are nice because of the longer barrel while still holding the small size.
It's application in my opinion. Now a REALLY awesome rifle that just came out is an FN-FAL short version that can be used for CQB and pack a huge
punch-- forgot the magazine but it was arguing it's SWAT applications (I think it was the last issue of Military and Police Weapons or something).
I don't know if this is the same model as in the magazine-- looks identical--it is a monster of a weapon!
Here is the Tavor I mentioned, it's Israel's new outstanding bullpop:
Another cool IMI toy from Israel:
A very cool new rifle from HK modeled after the M4:
" target='_blank' class='tabOff'/>
And my personal favorite as an HK nut:
Who said you should leave cases behind when instead of buying a car you can get a G11?
But honestly unless you're in the military or etc you're probably not going to get to shoot most of these and that includes me