FN FS2000 Update.

Gears of guns recently added a few new guns to our collection, one of which is the FN-H FS2000.

We have been familiarizing by  taking the weapon apart and putting it back together and add a laser and holographic scope.

We are taking the weapons out this weekend to get them sighted in.

Field Stripping The FS2000

The rifle is easy to field strip without use of any tools.
Cleaning the gun is just as easy.

The gun only uses metal magazines in 30 rounds or 10 round magazine with an extended bottom plate.

SPECS

Caliber: .223 Remington/5.56x45mm NATO
Barrel length: 17.44″ barrel chrome lined hammer forged with muzzle brake
Rifling: 1:7″ RH twist
Magazine: 30 round metal magazine
Action: Semi Auto, Gas operated rotating bolt
SIZE: 10.2″ tall, 3.20″ wide.
Overall length: 29.29″
Weight: 7.58 lbs. (unloaded)
Effective range: 500 m

Info:
Single stage trigger
Pivoting manual safety switch in trigger guard
Left side cocking knob
Ambidextrous bottom mounted magazine release
Right side forward fired case ejection
Rear hinged polymer cover for chamber condition verification
Integrated MIL-STD 1913 mounting rail
Emergency backup folding iron sights
Matte black finish on all exposed metal surfaces
Ambidextrous olive drab synthetic thumbhole stock
Molded in sling attachment point on stock

Answers: Bullpups

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Caliber: .50BMG
Action: Bolt action

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Name: Steyr AUG
Caliber: 5.56NATO
Action: Semi-auto. Gas-operated rotating bolt.

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Name: SKS (with bullpup stock)
Caliber: 7.62x39mm
Action: Semi-auto, Short stroke gas piston, tilting bolt, self-loading

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Name: GM6 Lynx
Caliber: .50BMG
Action: Semi-auto

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Name: Stealth Recon Scout
Caliber: .338 Lapua
Action: Bolt action

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Name: Walther WA 2000
Caliber: 7.62×51
Action: Semi-auto, Gas-operated

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Name: Walther G22
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action: semi-auto, Blowback autoloading

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Name: XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System
Caliber: 25x40mm
Action: Semi-Auto

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Name: FN-H FS2000
Caliber: .223, 5.56NATO
Action: Semi-auto. Gas-operated rotating bolt.

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Name: FN P90
Caliber: FN 5.7x28mm
Action: Semi Auto, Straight blowback closed bolt.

Name that gun: Vektor CR-21

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SPECS

Caliber: 5.56×45 NATO
Action: Selective fire. gas operated.
Length: 29”
Barrel length: 18”
Muzzle velocity: 3,215 f/s
Magazine type: Vektor R4 and Galil ARM style mags
Magazine capacity: 20, 35 rounds
Range of effective fire: 500m
Designed: 1997

The CR-21 stands for Compact Rifle for 21st century.

The CR-21 is not like most modern bullpups in that it is not ambidextrous. The extraction port is only on the right side and close to the shooters face.

The fire mode selector is  behind the magazine while the  safety selector is located at the front of the trigger guard unlike most Selective fire rifle that have the safety in the fire mode selector. The trigger and trigger guard are larger to allow the shooter to fire the weapon while wearing gloves. The cocking handle is located on the left side and does not cycle when the weapon is being fired.

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FN Herstal FS2000 Tactical Semi-auto Carbine

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SPECS

Caliber: .223 Remington/5.56x45mm NATO
Barrel length: 17.44″ barrel chrome lined hammer forged with muzzle brake
Rifling: 1:7″ RH twist
Magazine: 30 round magazine
Action: Semi Auto, Gas operated rotating bolt
SIZE: 10.2″ tall, 3.20″ wide.
Overall length: 29.29″
Weight: 7.58 lbs. (unloaded)
Effective range: 500 m

Info:
Single stage trigger
Pivoting manual safety switch in trigger guard
Left side cocking knob
Ambidextrous bottom mounted magazine release
Right side forward fired case ejection
Rear hinged polymer cover for chamber condition verification
Integrated MIL-STD 1913 mounting rail
Emergency backup folding iron sights
Matte black finish on all exposed metal surfaces
Ambidextrous olive drab synthetic thumbhole stock
Molded in sling attachment point on stock

The FS2000 has a similar ejection design to the KEL-TEC RFB.  It sends the case down a tube to be ejected at the front of the weapon thereby effectively stopping the problem of ejecting the case into the shooters face.

It only takes GI style 30 round AR mag. No PMags, no Emags, no Lancers or other polymer mags.

The rifle has a magazine well gasket (a rubber seal that forms to the magazine)   that keeps debris out of the action and makes it nearly dust/sand proof. the problem with this is the magazine does not just drop out like with the AR-15 when you press the mag release so you have to  pull the magazine out. when in the hands of a non military or match shooters shouldn’t be a problem  but when you are wanting a fast mag change this will slow you down.

The weapon is a very balanced, comfortable and accurate weapon to carry and shoot.

Having the weapon in a bullpup design it is a very nice size for CQB or drawing the weapon from a car. while still having a full length 17” barrel.

PRO:
Uses AR-15 magazines.
Accurate.
Reliable.
Full size gun in a small package (Bullpup)
Balanced

CONS:
Chamber access is limited.
Magazine doesn’t drop free
No Polymer magazines
COST compared to other .223 or AR-15 type rifles.

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Kel-Tec RFB (Name that gun 10-10)

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RFB stands for: Rifle, Forward-ejecting Bullpup

Specs
Designed: 2003
Manufacturer: Kel-Tec
Manufactured: 2008 – Present
Cartridge: 7.62NATO/.308
Action: Semi-automatic Gas-operating, tilting breechblock
Effective range: 800 – 1000M
Magazine: 10 or 20 round metric FAL detachable box magazines
Sights: None. A picatinny rail is attached  to the barrel. No iron sights are provided.

Variants: Carbine, Sporter, Target

Weight:
8.1 lbs. (Carbine)
8.7 lbs.  (Sporter)
11.3 lbs. (Target)

Length:
26 in (660 mm) (Carbine)
32 in (812.8 mm) (Sporter)
40 in (1,016.0 mm) (Target)

Barrel length:
18 in (457.2 mm) (Carbine)
24 in (609.6 mm) (Sporter)
32 in (812.8 mm) (Target)

We wrote about the Kel-Tec KSG back in April and our view of the bullpup design still hasn’t changed about enjoying the bullpup design and concept, the idea of having a full length rifle in a small package without the loss of accuracy and range of a short barreled rifle.

The rifle has a different ejection system than any rifle I ever seen and is patented by Kel-tec as a forward ejection system. The spent shells are ejected through a tube over the barrel of the weapon and slowly push each round out using the round after or if the weapons barrel is tilted down they can just fall out. One of the major advantages to this system is when firing next to someone you are not shooting hot brass towards them.

The weapon system is fully ambidextrous.

The barrel is threaded to allow for flash suppressor or sound suppressor.

The weapon and be field stripped much like the AR-15 platform by using a live round to push out the 3 pins that holds this weapon together.