The Kel-Tec RDB (Rifle, Downward-ejection, Bullpup) is a bullpup carbine offered for various calibers (including .308 and 5.56×45mm NATO) semi-automatic rifle, manufactured by Kel-Tec Industries of Florida. It uses a rotary bolt with a spring loaded ejector and an extractor facing down, ejecting spent shell casings downward, allowing easy ambidextrous use.
Kel-Tec RDB-17 with an angled grip, flip up Iron Sights, and Trijicon MRO
|Place of origin||United States|
|Mass||6.7 lb (3.0 kg) (RDB-17) |
7.1 lb (3.2 kg) (RDB-20)
|Length||27.3 in (693 mm)|
|Barrel length||17.2 in (437 mm) (RDB-17) |
20 in (520 mm) (RDB-20)
17.4 in (440 mm) (M43)
|Action||Gas-operated, rotating bolt|
|Rate of fire||Semi-automatic|
The Kel-Tec M43 is a similar design replacing polymer parts with parkerized steel or with wood for the stock furniture. The M43 is fitted with integral folding sights, and accepts standard AR-15 magazines. It features an ambidextrous bolt release, a manually locked back charging handle, and a heat shield over the short stroke piston.
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