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I've never had the desire to own anything made by Kel Tec but after holding one of these I really want one. Anyone on here have one or even shot one before?


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RFB stands for Rifle, Forward-ejecting Bullpup. Why forward-ejecting? Because it allows the RFB to be the first truly ambidextrous 7.62 NATO Bullpup ever developed. The patented, dual-extractor system maintains control of the case from the moment it leaves the magazine and upon firing, pulls the fired case from the chamber and lifts them to push them into an ejection chute above the barrel, where they exit. The Bullpup configuration and tilting-block mechanism allow the 18" model to be only 26.1" long, or as much as 14" shorter in overall length than its competitors with equal barrel lengths. Furthermore, the stock and mechanism cross-section is similar to a conventional rifle, in stark contrast to existing Bullpup rifles. The RFB is also the safest Bullpup ever developed because the breech is separated from the shooters face by two layers of 1.6 mm steel. In the highly unlikely event of a case rupture, gas expansion is directed downwards through the magazine well to protect the shooters head and face.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Calibers: Target Carbine
Weight unloaded (no magazine): 11.3 lbs 8.1 lbs
Length: 40" 26"
Barrel length: 32" 18"
Magazine: 10 or 20 FAL
Practical range: 1200m 600m

The RFB is a short-stroke gas piston operated semi-automatic rifle in 7.62 mm NATO caliber. It accepts standard metric FAL type magazines which work "drop free" and do not need to be tilted in. One 20 round magazine is included*. Barrels on current models are 18" long, with a chrome lined bore and chamber. The muzzle is threaded 5/8x24 TPI and comes equipped with our A2-style Flash Hider*. Longer barrel lengths of 24", 26" and 32" will be available in the future. All controls are fully ambidextrous; the reciprocating operating handle can be switched to either side. The trigger mechanism is second to no other Bullpup ever built and better than nearly all commercial semi-auto rifles. The safety disconnects the trigger and blocks the hammer action. A Mil-Spec Picatinny rail is attached rigidly to the barrel. No open sights are provided, allowing the user to select from the very best new optics and sight systems available. The RFB comes with a two point sling that can be easily configured to suit the user's preference.
 

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Wish I could help. I haven't shot one, but being left handed, anything that keeps the brass from bouncing off my teeth is something that draws my attention.

The only downside to me is it uses FAL magazines. If it used M1A mags, I would be on it like a fat kid on a cupcake.
 

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I've wanted one of those for awhile now, especially after handling one locally. I unfortunately haven't shot one yet, and haven't been able to find one yet for what I consider to be a good price. It's like anything Kel-Tec comes up with these days, they can't produce enough to keep up with demand so when you do find one, the price is usually higher than MSRP.

One of the best things about it for me is that it uses metric FAL magazines, as I have tons of those already. I just wish they'd produce enough of them to get them into the $1200-1500 range.

The first ones they released had issues early on, but that's supposed to be taken care of by now. There's a metal track in the top of the gun that the ejected cases are fed through, and on the early guns these were getting bent and warped and the gun wouldn't cycle properly.
 

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Where did you see one at?

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Saw it at this past Winston show, can't remember the vendor name but they were right by the entrance. I've always looked at Kel Tec as more of a novelty gun company but the lady let me mess with it a bit, it's got a great balance and feels nice and overbuilt.
 

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I had done some research on them a while back. Everything that I had read was positive, other than some chrome flaking issues on the bolts of earlier production. They feel odd, of course they will when compared to a traditional rifle though.
 

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The one I handled was at Carolina Guns and Gold here in Asheboro. Frmr0317 is correct, it does feel overbuilt. In fact, it feels kinda heavy, but I imagine that's because all of the weight is much closer to the body, rather than spread out over the entire length, like a traditional rifle. It is pretty handy feeling though, and doesn't feel cheap, like you'd expect from a Kel-Tec.
 
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