Gun Report

Kel-Tec Model RDB 17 5.56mm NATO

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GUN TESTS GRADE: A- (BEST BUY)
The RDB is the working manís bullpup. It is not as refined as the others, but is still very capable. Itís a good choice if you want a bullpup at a reasonable cost. However, most places we checked didnít have them in stock.

Kel-Tec Model RDB 17 5.56mm NATO

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The ambidextrous safety selector on the RDB was located under the thumb of the firing hand and was easy to manipulate. The simple magazine release is designed so a magazine can be stripped away with the support hand.
The forend allows mounting of accessories to a supplied rail. Note that the non-reciprocating charging handle folds inward to reduce snagging.
When needed, the charging handle folds out and provides plenty of leverage to cock the RDB.
The RDB top rail offers plenty of space to mount optics.
The SIG Romeo4B red dot was well suited to the RDB.
That slot aft of the magazine is the ejection port on the RDB. It pushes empties toward your feet.

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