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Monday, February 05, 2007

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More on the Magpul Masada

As previously blogged, Magpul introduced their new rifle, the Masada, (Adaptive Combat Weapon System), which created an incredible buzz from those attending the 2007 Shot Show. It appears to have borrowed many of the best features from previous rifles: the AR-180, XM8, SCAR, and the KAC.

the Masada is designed to be a multi-caliber, piston-operated rifle with three possible barrel lengths (11, 14.5, and 18 inches). It will have a polymer forearm, lower, and stock. The upper is polymer with extruded aluminum as an option, with steel rails on the sides There is a full length picatinny rail on top with a built in flip up front sight. The lower uses an AR15 hammer and
trigger group. The barrel with attached gas system is designed to be easily removed and installed.

The Masada is still in the design phase with few rounds having been fired as of the unveiling at the Shot Show. Time will tell to see how the design changes after extensive test shots have been fired.

The price will be around $1200 (low end) to $1500 (fully loaded). I personally can't wait for it to come out to hopefully introduce some price sanity on the recently introduced gas piston guns.

Still more to come as Cactus Tactical reports on new gear from the Show Show.

Shawn in the Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

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